Mobb Deep, Mr. Cheeks, and Prodigy attended the 2005 Latin Hip Hop Convention on Sunday (March 20) at Caribe Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Check out pictures from WireImage.
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Ozone magazine put out the word on the street that anyone who had fu**ed a famous person could call from a blocked number and confess all the juicy details. According to their callers, Mr. Cheeks and Tyrese got rave reviews, while Jadakiss and Allen Iverson were less than satisfying. However, since the interviews were completely anonymous, they have no way of verifying if they are true or not. All details (cities, club names, hotel names) have been removed. So, please keep in mind while reading the following two pages that these stories may or may not be factual, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Ozone Magazine.
Update: The story at ozonemag.com has since been removed.
Currently, the music industry has a policy of not insuring artists on their record label. Medicaid and other programs such as those providing Child Health Plus and Family Health Plus offer insurance only to very low-income people. For instance, if you make $10,000 a year as a single adult you are not eligible for any of the above health plans.
Former front man for the Lost Boyz, Mr. Cheeks, is scheduled to kick off a month long tour featuring Pete Rock and Truth Hurts on August, 3rd in New York City. The tour, which hits 17 different cities along the way will promote Mr. Cheek’s third solo album, ‘Ladies and Ghettomen’ which will be released on September 14th. To find more information about the cities on Mr. Cheek’s tour or his upcoming album, visit mrcheeksonline.com.
Former member of the now dismembered Lost Boyz, Mr. Cheeks is preparing to release a new album independently after leaving Universal Records in September 2003. Also, is holding a contest for one lucky fan and guest to appear in his next video. The full article at ballerstatus.net has since been removed or relocated.
Launch.com reports Lil’ Kim has recruited duo Mobb Deep for the remix of the rapper’s latest hit, ‘The Jump-Off.’ The original version of the song featuring Mr. Cheeks is #6 on the urban Radio & Records National Airplay charts.
AllHipHop.com caught up with Mr. Cheeks and asked the rapper what the situation was with the Lost Boyz, and whether fans can expect a reunion. “At the time Tah passed away, n*ggas went their separate ways and did things,” Mr. Cheeks said. “But, as far as LB we still here, we got this album we trying to work on dropping in June on my label and we looking for someone to distribute it, but that’s how it’s been since Tah passed. I do this solo sh** to make sure I keep the LB name known.”
Rapbasement.com recently chatted with Mr. Cheeks and asked the rapper if the white rapper influence has hindered black rappers. “Not really man,” he responded. “I mean if people going to buy that really people going to buy music. I don’t know. I mean it’s like whatever if you got talent, you got talent. You can’t hate on talent you know?” He continued, “Yeah, it don’t matter if your a black rapper or a white rapper, you got to have talent. Man you gotta want to go hard. You know, I’m comfortable with what I’m doing. You know what I’m saying? You know, I don’t wanna argue about, yo man my sh** ain’t platinum, I got told by my label about that. I ain’t gotta do with no other artist. you know what I mean?”
HipOnline.com caught up with Mr. Cheeks and asked him about the new album he’s had done since last summer. The rapper gave out advice for the kids aspiring to be like him saying, “Just be original with it. Don’t try to sound like anyone else. There aren’t a lot of A likes, but there are a lot of B alikes. A bunch of ni**ers come out with their crews and they all sound just alike. They talk about how they are ill and they just talk. They just need to bring it.”
Several rap acts are making appearances on talk television this week. On Tuesday, Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs will be guest co-host on Live with Regis and Kelly. Later, look for Mr. Cheeks to perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live. On Wednesday, Sen Dog & B-Real from Cypress Hill stop by Kimmel’s show, while Killer Mike & Big Boi make an appearance on Thursday. Wrapping up the week is The Streets on Last Call with Carson Daly.