1st off: Young Buck is not leaving G-Unit. Young Buck pleaded not guilty Friday to an assault charge for allegedly stabbing a man during a melee at the Vibe Awards after Dr. Dre was punched. Click "read more" for latest info on 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Eminem and other Shady artists..
According to NYPost, The man who touched off a wild brawl at the Vibe Music Awards last year told cops that rap icon Marion "Suge" Knight paid him to sucker-punch Dr. Dre in a bid to embarrass the famous producer, sources told The Post yesterday. Jimmy James Johnson, a 26-year-old parolee who is facing a life sentence because he's a possible three-strike offender, has told Santa Monica, Calif., police that Knight gave him $5,000 and agreed to forgive a brother's financial debt in exchange for the punch.
The first part of 50 Cent's hyped "massacre" is starting to take shape. On his new mixtape, G-Unit Radio Part 10: 2050 (Before the Massacre), he takes aim again at Murder Inc. with a record called "I'm a Animal." There's also the still-unreleased "Piggy Bank," which disses Ja Rule, Nas, Kelis, Jadakiss and Fat Joe. Now, in the next issue of XXL, 50 gives his enemies a serious tongue-lashing. He appears on the cover dressed in a suit and holding a crossbow. In the pages, he spits fire.Though 50 Cent's "Disco Inferno" is building steam, Interscope Records opted to push the Queens rapper's sophomore LP, Valentine's Day Massacre to a March release date. While "Disco Inferno" has been buzzing increasingly in recent weeks, 50 is scheduled to drop the Massacre's official single, "Candy Shop" featuring Olivia in the next few weeks.
Ja Rule is moving to end his bit feud with 50 Cent, suggesting their 'beef' is just for show. The two rappers have been fierce rivals for two years, and regularly poke fun at each other on their records. Now Rule has exploded the war of words, insisting the whole feud is just "studio banging."
Now, with the album set to hit stores on Tuesday, January 18, heads are saying Game has lived up to the hype. With a star-studded production line-up featuring Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Just Blaze, Timbaland, Hi-Tek, Havoc and guest spots from 50 Cent, Tony Yayo, Mary J. Blige, Faith Evans and Busta Rhymes, industry insiders are raving about the album's refreshing introspection and cohesiveness.
Dre was the second verse on "Where i'm from" and upon mixing it, he took himself off of it. He never let it out, but you can listen it now. Dre's really in the lab now! Listen to the original "Where I�m from" track, which features the one and only Dr. Dre on Aftermathmusic.com!
Eminem and the Source magazine have had an ongoing feud since the magazine went public last year with racist lyrics which were allegedly recorded by Eminem years ago. But on Tuesday (January 11), the situation almost took a violent turn at a Detroit radio station. Source magazine co-owner Dave Mays was doing an interview at Detroit's WDTJ-FM discussing the upcoming copyright infringement lawsuit that Eminem filed against the publication for releasing the lyrics, when Eminem and a group of approximately 10 men came to the station. MTV.com reports that there was a heated exchange of words between Mays and Eminem, but the confrontation did not escalate.