Allpop’s Verve magazine talked to the guys from D12 (without Eminem as he was in LA shooting his movie). The group seemed pretty pissed when asked if they were Eminem times six replying, “That’s the most ridiculous thing I ever heard,” says Bizarre. “We all had individual careers. This is the all-star team, man. Every one of us was handpicked, and we’ve all been together for the past seven years. Nobody was taught how to rap or had to sharpen their skills up.”
Major New York based record labels including Roc-A-Fella, Bad Boy and Sony, are working on a relief concert, with all proceeds going to victims of the World Trade Center disaster.
Launch.com is reporting that Dana Dane may be on of the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center on Tuesday. Dane is one of thousands of missing New Yorkers who worked in the building.
Dane is most known for his 1987 hit Nightmares (off of Dana Dane With Fame) and released records in 1990 (Dana Dane 4 Ever) and 1995 (Rollin’ Wit Dane) as well.
The BBC reports D12 and the Outsidaz paid tribute to victims of the terrorist attacks in the US Tuesday by observing a moment of silence during their show in London’s Astoria last night.
D12 told the audience if they support the two acts then they are in support of global harmony.
The Associated Press reports The Bank of New York foreclosed on its loan on the Juvenile’s Mandeville home on August 29.
Juvenile has failed to make any of the monthly $2,329 payments due since April, according to court records.
The BBC interviewed Suge Knight and there’s expanded comments on his thoughts on Eminem. Suge admits, “I wouldn’t have signed him. He’s a comedian, the stuff he does is funny, I’m into giving the guys off the block in the ghetto an opportunity. Like if I was in your land, the first place I’d go is the ghetto because they deserve that, they need that. I’m not looking for the surburbs – don’t have anything against them but they’re basically already winning. They have parents who are doctors and lawyers and things, those guys don’t have anyone.”
MTV reports DMX’s The Great Depression has seen its release date slide from September 25th to a new date of October 23rd following Def Jam Records decision to delay the release of Jay-Z’s sixth album, The Blueprint.
DMX sounded none too pleased by the decision telling MTV, “[Def Jam] gonna do what they gonna do, and I’m gonna do what I’m gonna do.”
“I don’t even give a f— no more, because I know when my sh– drops, it’s gonna be hot sh–, you know what I mean? It doesn’t even matter no more, dog.”
The Rev. Gesner Jean, 60, a Newark minister, suffered severe chest injuries and died at a hospital Monday night as police speculated he somehow got pinned between a garage door and one of his son’s cars, 1991 Bentley.
Police are still investigating but says there are no signs of foul play.
Launch.com reports Jay-Z has bumped up the release of The Blueprint as bootlegs of the album have hit the street already.
The album had been set for a September 18 release but instead will be released on the 11th.
Virgin Mega talked to Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s Krayzie Bone as he preps his new solo album, Thug On Da Line and sounding off on his troubles with Bone Thugs.
While Krayzie says there were problems with the group, it wasn’t with each other, “That had to be the most frustrating time for all of us. It wasn’t us against each other, it was us against Ruthless Records. But no matter what moves we was makin’, we was getting’ f**ked. So right now, we in the process of gettin’ out of our contracts.”