On TV: Twista, Diddy, Tony Yayo

Rap acts on television this week include Twista, who drops by ‘Total Request Live’ on Tuesday; Miri Ben-Ari, who appears on ‘Daily Download’ on Wednesday; Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, who visits ‘TRL’ on Thursday; G-Unit’s Tony Yayo, who performs on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ on Thursday; and Common, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Friday.

Kanye West Tops Tony Yayo In Album Charts

Billboard reports that Kanye West’s highly-anticipated album ‘Late Registration’ sold 860,000 copies in the week ended September 4th, according to Nielsen SoundScan, besting the nearest competition by more than 600,000. Tony Yayo’s ‘Thoughts of a Predicate Felon’ took the No. 2 slot with a 214,000-copy start.

Tony Yayo Chats With andPOP

andPOP caught up with G-Unit’s Tony Yayo, where the rapped admitted while jailed, he heard about how big 50 Cent and G-Unit were becoming, but he didn’t have time for regret. “When you’re in jail, you have to worry about what’s going on on the inside,” Yayo says. “I can’t really worry what’s going on on the outside. I’ve been the only member of G-Unit who hasn’t been shot, knock on wood. I have to watch my ass.” Read more.

On TV: Common, Tony Yayo, Nick Cannon

Rap acts on television this week include Common, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Tuesday; Nick Cannon, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ on Tuesday; Lil’ Kim, who visits ‘Daily Download’ on Tuesday; Tony Yayo and Twista, who visit ‘Daily Download’ on Wednesday; and U.S. hip hop champions Mix 5, who visit ‘The View’ on Friday. On Friday, ‘S.O.S. (Saving Our Selves): The BET Relief Telethon’ airs at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT. On Friday, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, The WB and UPN will join forces for ‘Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast’, airing 8PM ET/PT for a one-hour commercial-free simulcast special to raise funds for those impacted by the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. On Saturday, MTV, VH1 and CMT are broadcasting ‘ReAct Now: Music & Relief’, a special concert benefit to raise funds for the American Red Cross and other relief efforts airing 8pm-11pm ET/PT.

On TV: Kanye West, Tony Yayo, Black Eyed Peas

Rappers on television this week include Kanye West, who visits ‘Total Request Live’ for MTV’s post Video Music Awards show on Monday and performs on ‘Good Morning America’ on Friday; Tony Yayo, who performs with Joe on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Wednesday; and Black Eyed Peas, who perform on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Friday.

Tony Yayo ‘Curious’ Video

Tony Yayo 'Curious' music video

Tony Yayo is out with the video to his new single ‘Curious’, from his forthcoming album ‘Thoughts of a Predicate Felon’, due out August 30th on Interscope Records. Watch it via YouTube below.

On TV: RZA, Tony Yayo, Cassidy

Rappers on television this week include RZA of Wu-Tang Clan, who visits ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ on Monday; G-Unit’s Tony Yayo, who visits ‘106 & Park’ on Tuesday; Common, who performs on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Friday; and Cassidy, who performs ‘Ima Hustla’ on ‘106 & Park’ on Friday.

Tony Yayo ‘So Seductive’ Video

Tony Yayo and 50 Cent in 'So Seductive' music video

Tony Yayo is out with the video to his new single ‘So Seductive’, featuring 50 Cent, the first release from the South Jamaica, Queens rapper’s upcoming debut album on G-Unit. Watch it via Vevo below.

Tony Yayo 'So Seductive' cover art

Yayo Drop New Singles

SOHH reports that after numerous guest appearances and freestyles, G-Unit’s Tony Yayo finally released his first solo single, the Dr. Dre-produced ‘Live By The Gun.’ While Yayo doesn’t stray far from the expected street tales, the track does feature clever lines like, “Yo, the strip moving slow, but everybody going hard/Seeing more D’s than a bad report card.” In the second verse, Yayo addresses issues plaguing the Big Apple, “New York City everything move fast/Little girls get pregnant, throw they baby in the trash.”