In an update to our earlier story Remy Ma has already been released from Rikers Island in New York City after her manager posted bail a few days ago. Rem is accused of shooting a friend on Saturday morning in New York in an argument over money. Rem's attorneys have asked that the media not jump to conclusions; meanwhile Remy has pled not guilty to the charges and is not due back in court until next month.
Dave Chappelle was according to www.BlackVibes.com hospitalized over the weekend for exhaustion. The 33-year-old comedian checked into an emergency room on Saturday and was released a few hours later. Publicist Carla Sims has this to say: "It was exhaustion; he had been traveling. He's fine." I hope so, but we'll keep you informed if anything else comes up. This is not the first time Chappelle has had problems - he walked away from a $50 million deal to keep "The Chappelle Show" on Comedy Central show in May of 2005.
According to www.urbanworldwireless.com and the Associated Press, Remy Martin was arrested late Saturday on attempted murder charges. Police are saying Remy shot her friend twice after she accusedthe victim of stealing $2,000 from her following a party they attended. Martin's lawyer released a statement: "I ask everyone to keep an open mind. Things are not always as they seem." RapReviews.com will keep you informed as more details become available.
On a lighter note check out this new video from Domer called "You're On to Me" that was sent to us by our very own Adam B! Domer's from the Mindspray crew, so you know this one'll be hot.
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News from www.BallerStatus.com and the Associated Press - Kanye West and Evel Knievel notified a federal judge on Tuesday, July 10th that they will use a mediator to try to settle their pending lawsuit out of court. Knievel originally filed the suit in December of 2006, claiming that the rapper infringed on his trademark by using the name Evel Kanyevel in his music video "Touch the Sky." Honestly I'd rate that more a tribute than an infringement but if they can "squash the beef" and settle out of court so much the better.
Tragic news today in the hip-hop world. Both UrbanWorld Wireless and www.BallerStatus.com are reporting that KRS-One's son Randy Hubbard Parker was found dead in his Atlanta apartment this weekend having apparently commited suicide. Parker was only 23 years old. According to his mother Simone, Parker had been suffering from severe depression for quite sometime. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office ruled that the death occured last Friday, July 6th from a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. KRS-One and family are planning a private memorial for Randy in Florida on July 18th, which would have been his 24th birthday, and another in New York in August. Our condolences to everyone in the Parker family and to his friends.
I’ve interviewed 50 Cent a number of times and if there’s one thing I can tell you about him it’s that in most cases he’s one heck of a businessman. Unfortunately, when it comes to his friends he’s been going the MC Hammer route, giving them pretty much anything they want. According to a recent interview with XXL magazine, however, 50 has found a pretty interesting to resolve this money flow issue, he's decided to cut everybody off.
Every year I’m asked to do a year end top ten list for at least one website or publication (last year it was three), so I’ve taken to keeping a running count of which albums I like as the year goes on. Being that it’s the end of June I figure it’s a good time to check in and see how things are going in 2007. Half a year in I have some not so shocking news to report; there are less quality Hip-Hop albums being released than ever. Last year I had nearly 50 albums to choose from at year’s end for my “Best Of” lists, as of right now I have a total of 17 with only two coming from major labels. I’ve been bringing this up with the rappers I’ve been interviewing the past few weeks and both Bonecrusher and Twista had some very interesting things to say on the subject.
New York City’s Puerto Rican Day Parade has always been swarmed with its fair share of controversy. It turned into a grope-fest in 2000 when some young men became overly aggressive with the women in the crowd, but rather than try to address such issues tactfully, and perhaps arrest the people actually doing the wrong things, the NYPD went out this year and just started arresting everyone. Over 200 people ended up being taken in by the police and Reign, a former Artist of the Week here at Adam’s World, was one of those unfortunate parade goers that ended up locked up for what seemed to be simply showing up.
Now bear in mind that none of this has been made official by 50 Cent, Young Buck or anybody in the G-Unit but according to www.urbanworldwireless.com Buck dropped a bombshell at 107.9 FM's 12th annual Birthday Bash in Atlanta. In front of a crowd of at least 20,000 people he went on stage after a performance by The Game and said "Fuck G-Unit. Cashville Records is the New Unit" before bringing out The Outlaws, a group signed to said label. We'll bring you more as the story develops.