The RZA of The Wu Tang Clan had hit rapper Game with a cease and desist over a song with the looming threat of a lawsuit.
The conflict arose after The Rza produced a song, "Heartbreaker" for Game's anticipated R.E.D. Album, but when the sample was un-clearable, it was used for the recently released "Purp & Patron" double mixtape. That apparently raised the ire of The RZA. "I think RZA [is] tryin' to sue about ['Heartbreaker'] or somethin'," Game told hiphopdx.com. "That's f**kin' crazy. Like, I don't even know how RZA sues The Game.
He came to the studio and brought the ['Heartbreaker'] track to me. He's like, 'Yo Game, this is for you. You can have that.' Those are his words." Game also maintains that RZA's company on that day, Rev. Burke, was invited to rhyme on the record. "His boy spit crazy. I [rapped after] him."
Game said that the cease and desist declaration confused him after they connected on the creation of the piece. "So I threw it out [on a mixtape]. The next thing I know RZA is suing The Game. That shit's crazy. I didn't even know Wu-Tang sued ni**as."
There is no beef, Game said and proclaimed that he maintains his respect and relationships within the Wu-Tang ranks. "I still got nothin' but respect for RZA [and] the whole Wu, and all of that. I'm good. I'm good friends with Ghostface [Killah] and [Raekwon] and Method [Man]. Those are my dudes. I would never speak down on RZA or any of those dudes for that matter - not that any of those dudes [have anything] to do with this conversation," Game continued. "But with the Wu, you gotta speak to a pack. It's all love."
Whether or not the case will actually go to court remains unclear.
(AllHipHop News) Rapper Drake is one of four people who have been named Man of the Year by GQ Magazine, after enjoying a hit year that included a successful tour and his hit album Thank Me Later.
Drake was named Man of the Year by the fashion magazine, along with Stephen Colbert, James Franco and Jeff Bridges.
While the magazine focuses on men, Scarlet Johansson was crowned Babe of the Year by GQ.
Last year, Drake made GQ's annual end-of-the-year wrap-up along with Kid Cudi and Wale, who were labeled "The Gangsta Killers" for "killing off" raps "gangsta" personality.
A number of influential Hip-Hop artists and activists will gather to celebrate the 37th anniversary of the Universal Zulu Nation, one of Hip-Hop's oldest organizations dedicated to advancing the culture.
Headed by Hip-Hop legend Afrika Bambaataa, the Zulu Nation was founded in the early 1970's as a way for gang members to use the various elements of Hip-Hop (MC'ing, DJ'ing, B-Boying, Graffiti Art and Knowledge, Culture and Understanding) as an alternative to violence.
Since then, the organization has blossomed into a worldwide movement, with chapters in Japan, France, the United Kingdom, Australia, Germany, South Korea and other countries.
Afrika Bambaataa and The Zulu Nation will also celebrate Hip-Hop's 36th birthday from November 11th-14th, with events in the Bronx and Manhattan.
On Thursday, November 11th and Friday, November 12th, a variety of artists will hit the stage at Gaucho's Gym in the Bronx.
Bronx Hip-Hop legends Grandmaster Caz and Mick Benzo will host the dates, while DJ's Jazzy Jay, TC Islam, Grandwizard Theodore, DJ Rockin' Rob, DJ Johnny Juice, Cutman LG and others will rock the turntables.
On November 13th, artists like The Cold Crush Brothers, The Son of Bezerk, The Crash Crew, Smooth Da Hustler, Trigga the Gambler, Marc Live, Ultramagnetic MC's Big Daddy Kane and The Soul Sonic Force will hit the stage at the Hip-Hop Culture Center at Magic Johnson's Theater.
The highlight of the the celebration will take place on November 14th at S.O.B.'s with performances by X-Clan, Brother J., Isis, Sadat X, Grand Puba, Roxanne Shante, Jasari X, YZ, DJ Tony Touch and other surprise guests.
The 37th Anniversary Celebration for the Universal Zulu Nation is dedicated to the memories of a variety of deceased, influential rap legends, including Cowboy of The Furious 5, Wiz Kid, Disco King Mario, Jam Master Jay, Eazy-E, Rudy Pardee, Sugar Shaft, Mr. Magic, Big Pun, Apache, J. Dilla, Roc Raida, Guru and others.
Fans of Bone Thugz N Harmony have been freaking out the last couple days after a rumor hit the Internet Blogs, Twitter and Facebook posts claiming the group had dismantled for good! Although it wouldn't be the first time the Bones have went off and done their own solo projects it would be sad to see the 16 year legacy go down the drain. However, seems there was a miscommunication issue within the group.
From All Hip Hop.com....
Here is what Krayzie reportedly said, but deleted later.
"I apologize to all the fans that had to witness this it should have never happen this way especially with supposedly real brothers. I feel stupid myself for even being here like this on this level. Whatever happen I love y'all and I still love my Bone brothers cause that's where I'm from!!!"
Layzie Bone said: "Fam I was wrong yesterday emotion superceded my usaul rational mind. Bone is str8 we've been thru worst. thanks for the prayers. they really do work. we'll see you out on tour. Much Love"
Looks like all is well for now :)
Bone Thugs will be doing a show in Salt Lake September 24th!
Now That We've seen Ice Cube Rip up the stage at Summerjam 2010 here in SLC last week, he has released the official track listing for his upcoming CD "I Am The West". It features the banger "I Rep That West" and a host of guest appearances, including his son OMG (yeah that's his name) Here's the tracklisting....
1. A Boy Was Concieved
2. Soul on Ice
3. Life In California (ft. Jayo Felony and WC)
4. She Couldn't Make it on Her Own (ft. Doughboy and OMG)
6. Y'all Know How I Am (ft. OMG, Doughboy, Maylay and WC)
7. Too West Coast (ft. Maylay and WC)
8. I Rep That West
9. Drink The Kool-Aid
10. No Country For Young Men
11. It Is What It Is
12. Hood Robbin
13. Your Money or Your Life
14. Nothin' Like L.A
15. All Day, Everyday
16. Fat Cat
Look For "I Am The West" to hit stores Sept. 28th
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