I guess he'll be singing his next new "Ditty" in the can! According to www.ballerstatus.net rapper Paperboy, real name Mitchell Johnson arrested in Merced, California on June 13th for allegedly selling marijuana. The Merced Sun-Star stated that Johnson was arrested at around 6:30 p.m. after police pulled him over and found nearly $1,200 worth of marijuana on him. Officially he was booked on suspicion of possession and sale of marijuana, possession of more than one ounce of marijuana and transportation of marijuana for sale. Perhaps if he makes bail he can do a duet with Akon about being "Locked Up."
News from www.AllHipHop.com and Mike Winslow - Timbaland was arrested this past Sunday in Cologne, Germany, after he and and other men allegedly attacked a bar patron. The incident occurred in front of the Hotel Intercontinental shortly after Justin Timberlake concert at the Cologne Arena. The fight apparently started because a severely drunk man became irate Timbaland was speaking to his girlfriend and started spewing profanity at him including the "N" word. Timbaland left and heated exchange of words continued while Timbaland was signing autographs outside, resulting in Timbaland and his security pummeling the man who was reportedly sent to a local E.R. with throat and back injuries. Police arrived to arrest Timbaland and his entourage on charges of causing bodily injury; Timbaland was released later on bond of $750 euro. RapReviews.com will have more on this story as it develops.
It's been a minute since Keith Murray dropped a new hip-hop banger. Hell it's been more than a minute - it's been almost four years. Quite honestly I thought Murray had permanently retired from the game, but I was WRONG. Keith is coming back on July 31st to give whack MC's "Rapp-Murr-Phobia," which the legendary Def Squad rap pugilist defines as "fear of real hip-hop." If you'd like to check out his first single "Nobody Do it Better" for free right here on RapReviews.com just click this link. Special thanks to MB for the tip and the hook-up, and look for "Rapp-Murr-Phobia" in a store near you soon.
The Hieroglyphics are part of the ever-growing ranks of hip-hop artists giving away free podcasts of their ish. They're now up to episode 7, entitled "Back to the Beginning," a special episode where A-Plus takes you all the way back to the days when he was just an 8-year-old kid with a dream and a rhyme. You can find part 1 here and part 2 here or you can subscribe free on iTunes and get new episodes delivered direct to your iPod. Check out the Hiero, I know, it's fly cause it's free bro! You can also visit A-Plus' personal MySpace page at myspace.com/a_p_l_u_s.
The self-confessed Old Maid Billionaire himself J-Zone, hip-hop's hustler of beats and rhymes is back with a new monthly mix show that's ABSOLUTELY FREE and well worth checking out. Zone has made the inaugural show available for download via zshare but you can also subscribe on iTunes to get the podcast. When you subscribe be sure to select "Gator$ n' Fur$" episodes for download as they are being presented as part of a series of mix shows. What are you waiting for? Head straight to the fly Zone and get down with some parkin' lot pimpin'!
Details on this came in at about 9:30 AM CST via the www.MSNBC.com website. Rayquon Elliot, b.k.a. Stack Bundles in the rap world, was shot to death outside his home in a possible robbery attempt at about 5 A.M. in Queens on Monday morning. Bundles was friends with both DJ Clue and Fabolous and affiliated with the Byrd Gang Records label. Police believe the unidentified shooter accosted Elliot after a night out with friends and after shooting him took a chain from around his neck. We'll have more on this story as it develops. Our condolences to the Elliot family and all of Bundles' friends.
He may be the brokest rapper you know, but Sean Price ain't too cheap to reach out to his fans. The Boot Camp/Heltah Skeltah emcee, whose solo LP "Jesus Price Supastar" dropped earlier this year, is giving away a number of items on the online community Facebook until June 25th. Fans who get the most people to add Duck Down Records as their friend and post Sean P's "Mess You Made" video on their profile will win a free signed copy of "Jesus Price," along with a pair of free T-shirts. Only those with Facebook accounts can enter.
Price's "Master P" mixtape drops this summer on Duck Down Records.
It looks like one of hip-hop's biggest stars is having more problems than the law will allow. The Game, real name Jayceon Taylor, has been charged with three felonies stemming from an incident where he pulled a gun on a man during a basketball game in South Los Angeles on February 24th. The website www.TMZ.com reports that the rapper is facing charges that include possession of a firearm in a school zone and exhibiting a firearm in the presence of a police officer. Game allegedly got into an altercation with a player on an opposing team during a basketball game held at the Rita Walters Educational Learning Complex, after which he punched the unidentified man and then retrieved a gun from his vehicle to threaten the man's life. RapReviews.com will bring you more as the story develops.