Suge Slams Eminem: ‘He’s A Comedian’

Suge Knight was interviewed by the BBC where he revealed his thoughts on the missed opportunity to sign the likes of Eminem while he served his prison term.

Suge says, “He’s a comedian. I wouldn’t have signed him. I’m more into giving the guys off the block the opportunity. I don’t do this music thing just for the money.”
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Puffy Launches Loungewear Line

Sean Combs launched his new clothing line, Sean John Loungewear, a fashion show staged at Bloomingdale’s.

During the show, the models were greeted with hoots and hollers from the female crowd at the show. The line includes men’s underwear, pajamas and robes.
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Puffy And David Bowie Remake This Is Not America

Megastar is reporting Puffy and David Bowie are working together on a remake of Bowie’s classic This Is Not America.

The new version of the song will be called American Dream, it will be on the soundtrack of the new Denzel Washington starring film Training Day.
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2pac’s Mom Files Suit Over Daz Dillinger EP Featuring 2pac

The mother of the late Tupac Shakur, Afeni Shakur,has filed a trademark and copyright infringement lawsuit against rapper Daz Dillinger and his DPG Records for the label’s planned, Makaveli & Dillinger: Don’t Go 2 Sleep. DPG was gearing up to release the EP, which is said to feature previously unreleased songs by Shakur and Dillinger, this Dec. 25.
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Ja Rule On Aaliyah: ‘You Don’t Expect People To Really Die That Way’

Ja Rule spoke with Launch.com on the tragic death of Aaliyah last Saturday as a Cessna she rode in crashed shortly after takeoff in the Bahamas. Ja Rule revealed, “I was in L.A. when it happened. Me and Aaliyah was good friends, you know, I was just with her at BET on 106 And Park, we was there last week together, and you know, you don’t know how to react to sh-t like that cause it’s like it wasn’t her time to go. It’s like a crazy incident, an airplane crash. You don’t expect people to really die that way.”
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Jadakiss: ‘My Street Credibility Is Still All Right’

The New York Daily News talked to Jadakiss following the release of Kiss tha Game Goodbye 3 weeks ago which debuted at #5. The former drug dealing Jadakiss revealed “My street credibility is still all right. You can golf in the Hamptons and go to the parties, but you’ve still got to be able to come back to where you came from and show love. If I go double-platinum, everyone on my block is going to the Bahamas.”
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DMX Comments On The Aaliyah Tragedy

DMX talked of the loss of Aaliyah at following her death in the Bahamas last weekend saying, “Talented, classy, warm, beautiful, compassionate, humble best describes my memories of Aaliyah, a down to earth sister with enough energy to put anyone on a cloud. How unfortunate.”

In addition, R. Kelly label, Jive, issued a statement on his behalf saying, “R. Kelly is deeply saddened by the tragic loss of Aaliyah.”

Atlantans In The R&B And Rap Community Struggle With Aaliyah Tragedy

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution talked to several in the R&B and rap community for comments on the tragic death of Aaliyah on Saturday as her plane crashed shortly after takeoff in the Bahamas.

Monica said, “I don’t even know what to make of this right now. Her brother and her were close, like me and my brother. And when I think of what her mother must be going through — it scares me.”
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