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.
Do you want some free loot? WELL WHO DOESN'T~! Definitive Jux is holding a code breaker contest and all the details on how you can enter to win are below courtesy of our good friend Kim at www.TheOrchard.com - obviously I'm not eligible to win but maybe you out there reading at home can cash in!
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Now if you're asking me, Master P is not really on 50 Cent's level these days in fame let alone retail sales, but apparently there's still the feeling out there that P is purposefully going head to head with Curtis Jackson by releasing their new albums on the same day. 50 Cent's "Curtis" is tentatively scheduled to hit stores on September 4th, 2007. www.BallerStatus.net has a story where Master P has stated he would release a collaborative album with his son Romeo called "Hip-Hop History" on the same day. P has sine claimed his choice to release it the same day is not a diss towards 50 Cent, rather it's simply his way to give fans "a freedom of choice." P went on to tell MTV News that "the date was not chosen to compete with Curtis Jackson's delayed release, but rather to create balance in the marketplace." RapReviews.com will have more as this story unfolds.
I’m no weatherman (whaddup Cage), but I can see quite the storm front developing over the southern region of America when it comes to Hip-Hop. Yes for a while it’s been hot, uber hot, in fact. Atlanta was named the new capitol of the culture for a minute, but now, in mid-2007, things are changing and the only people the artists will have to blame for it is themselves.
They say the best things in life are free, and free music is certainly no exception to the rule. After launching an attack on the rap world in February with their album German Lugers the Snowgoons urban assault squadron are back with another hot dose of lead via the Joining Forces mixtape. It won't cost you a damn thing but a dime of your time to download it and check it out, so jump on and grab a free copy courtesy of www.datpiff.com and Ap-Rock.
Lady Sovereign has responded regarding the nervous breakdown that caused her to storm off stage we reported about here. In a statement released last Thursday, Sov apologized for her behavior and said it was a "bad day" for her. "I know how stupid I must have looked. I was tired and not in the mood, having a bad day. But that's no excuse for letting fans down, I'm sorry to those that were at Studio B to see me." Check out her MySpace for more info and thanks to www.BallerStatus.net for this update.
Another story dispatched to us courtesy of www.BallerStatus.net - Young Jeezy was arrested during the early morning hours of Thursday, May 24th for disorderly conduct at an Atlanta strip club called Stokers. According to police, the rapper was taken into custody at around 3:30 in the morning after an altercation between Jeezy's entourage and the club's security at the entrance. Jeezy is rumored to have intervened to try to calm the situation and was arrested instead, charged with disorderly conduct and later released on $284 bond. RapReviews.com will update this story when more details are available.