A federal judge ruled yesterday that the names of four hip-hop legends � Tupac Shakur, Eminem, 50 Cent and Sean "P. Diddy" Combs � are too notorious to be mentioned in the perjury case against racy rapper Lil' Kim.
Manhattan District Judge Gerard Lynch said mentioning the four rappers with rap sheets could taint potential jurors in Lil' Kim's upcoming trial, which begins Feb. 28.
After a year when no stadium tours were on the road, very preliminary talks are underway for a monster stadium-level package that would include Eminem, 50 Cent, Linkin Park, and at least one other rock act, sources tell Billboard.com.
The Game's debut album "The Documentary" is #1 - Aftermath finally did it again. We heard The Game is platinum, but we'll see tommorrow the full numbers. Congratualtion to The Game, BlackWallstreet and Aftermath / G-Unit. Accordinmg to HitsDailyDouble Game sold 611k, but thats not really official. (soundscan)
26 Jan 2005 by News Team
News on 50 Cent / XXL magazine & more
This photo by XXL magazine shows 50 Cent on the cover of the upcoming XXL magazine with a rifle-like crossbow. He's preparing to release his second album. The new issue of XXL hits newsstands February 1.
Attention: "The Massacre" hits stores March 8. The new issue of XXL hits newsstands February 1.
Because of the way the calendar breaks, album sales are trailing 2004 in the early weeks of the new year, but The Game could help even the score. His album "The Documentary" appears on course to top 700,000, based on first-day numbers cited by retail chains. The album, which hit stores Jan. 18, is a cinch to be No. 1 on this week's Billboard 200 as well as Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. The Game also has a chance to score the biggest opening week of any January since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking sales in 1991.
According to national accounts, after one day on sale, The Game's "The Documentary" is on track to sell upwards of 600k in its first week. So it could come in at 700-800 finally. Congratulations!
26 Jan 2005 by News Team
50 Cent: Eminem criticism / buying a new car / planning on making a gangster movie
50 Cent has criticised his mentor Eminem for releasing a record urging rappers to end their wars - insisting Slim Shady isn't being realistic. 50 Cent, who has had a long-standing feud with Ja Rule among others, pokes fun at Eminem for releasing hopeful hit Like Toy Soldiers in the pages of hip-hop magazine XXL. He states, "I don't think Eminem is realistic. On certain levels, he's being logical. Anybody, like I said, would want to avoid those type of situations. Eminem's seeing if it's possible to not have these issues. Why? Because he makes hit records."
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..