Rap artist 50 Cent (a.k.a. Curtis Jackson) will lead "Pretty Boy" Floyd Mayweather into the ring for his WBC super welterweight championship fight against "The Golden Boy" Oscar De La Hoya on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and live on pay-per-view. 50 Cent will be performing his new song "Straight to the Bank," for the very first time ever in front of a live audience.(Thanks to RH for the info!)
Mayweather, the recognized "pound-for-pound" best fighter in the world, and 50 Cent are good friends and were recently seen together in the premiere episode of HBO's "De La Hoya/Mayweather 24/7," a four-part series currently running Sunday nights at 10:30pm on HBO, which takes an inside look at the fighters and their backgrounds.
"50 Cent is a great friend of mine and it means a lot to me to have him walk me in to the ring and debut his new song," said Mayweather. "With this fight being the Super Bowl of boxing, the fans and celebrities coming out to the fight and everyone watching around the world will see the greatest show ever."
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Russell Simmons On "Doing You"
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This may be the biggest update in www.RapReviews.com history! Check out this incredibly array of movie, DVD's & more. We get down like heavyweights at RapReviews!
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In one of the most hilarious hip-hop send ups of all time, the team of writers designers and bloggers at OhWord.com have found what they allege to be Cam'Ron's "Lost Rhyme Book." It's hard to say what about it is funnier - the illustrations, the perfect imitation of Cam's rhyme style, or the fact that the blog entry has spawned over 200 responses - some from very angry DipSet fans! Check out the controversy here or cut and paste the link below.
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There's a new Fabolous song featuring Ne-Yo making the rounds on the internet called "Make Me Better" and you can check out an exclusive sample here on RapReviews.com. Thanks to AS for the links!
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Radio personality Don Imus, who caught a considerable amount of heat for his unacceptable commentary on the Rutgers women’s basketball team, is quickly becoming the modern day face of ignorance in America.
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In unrelated incidents, both Johnny Cash and Woodie have passed away recently.
Johnny Ca$h was signed to the late great Mac Dre's Thizz Entertainment and like all rappers associated with Dre had a strong fanbase. Ca$h, born John Castaneda, was a the victim of a shooting in his native Vallejo.
Woodie was a popular rapper associated with the Norteno music scene in northern California. Born Ryan Wood, Woodie had released over 10 albums and compilations since 1997 and was a favorite among fans of Norteno rap music. While not confirmed, it is rumored Woodie committed suicide some time in March.
Both artist's music can be purchased from www.rapbay.com, including a R.I.P. Woodie shirt with all proceeds going to his family.
Our condolences go to the families of Ca$h and Woodie.
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"I want to leave a mark on this earth...making music and saying what I have to say in my music is one of the ways I will exist forever," Common told Billboard.com recently, specifically alluding to his upcoming June 10th release of "Finding Forever."
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Former member of Little Brother and versatile super-producer 9th Wonder is the latest to chip in on the state of music.
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Exploring Race & Hip-Hop w/ Jason Tanz
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