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Jay-Z proposed to Beyonce, Beyonce said yes
Jay-Z has proposed to long-term love Beyonce Knowles. The hip-hop star popped the question during a romantic getaway to Cannes, and the singer and actress said yes. The pair are now planning to marry in Hawaii in the autumn. Beyonce said: "I want to get married and really want a family - in a perfect world I'd have two boys and a girl. "You know someone loves you by the way he treats you and respects you. Me and Jay respect each other." Jay-Z flew to London last night (03.06.07) to watch Beyonce perform at Wembley on the latest leg of her UK tour. The 37-year-old hip-hop mogul even canceled his own promotional tour of his business empire Roc-A-Fella to surprise his 25-year-old fiancee. Sources say Jay-Z promised Beyonce "the biggest diamond she can fit on her finger". A source said: "This will be the hip-hop wedding to end all hip-hop weddings."
10 Jun 2007 by News Team
Russell Simmons denies gay rumors
Friday - June 8, 2007
Russell Simmons recently addressed rumors of living a gay lifestyle -- brought forth by gay rapper Caushun, who claimed that the hip-hop mogul lives a closet homosexual lifestyle and planned to expose it -- shooting down the rumors flat out.
Cashun -- who was recently exposed by his manager as a fraud with no musical talent -- claimed to have acquired Simmons' Blackberry, which held secret "steamy message" between him and another man. But, in an interview with the Dallas Voice, Simmons dismissed the rumor, saying Cashun was using the allegations as a tool to gain fame.
"Which came first? Me losing my Blackberry after being single for a year-and-a-half or Caushun trying to expose me for being gay?" Simmons questioned during the interview.
"Don't drag me into an interview that's lower than my person -- a catty-ass he-said, she-said... I believe gay people deserve dignity," he continued. "Caushun doesn't mean nothing to me. He's not worth it. Essentially he wants to make himself famous. I thought he was a good rapper."
The Game pleads not guilty to three felony charges
The Game appeared in a Los Angeles courtroom today and pleaded not guilty on three felony counts. According to the L.A.s KNBC Channel 4, the rappers appearance came one day before his scheduled arraignment on charges of possession of a firearm in a school zone, exhibiting a firearm in the presence of an officer and making criminal threats. The charges stem from a February 24 incident during which it is alleged that the rapper brandished a weapon during a pickup basketball game at the Rita Walters Educational Learning Complex in L.A. According to authorities, Game punched an unnamed victim before retrieving a gun from his red Cadillac Escalade and threatening to shoot the person. Game remains free on 50,000 bail and is due back in court on June 27.
08 Jun 2007 by News Team
The Game charged in b-ball altercation, faces 5 yar bid
Update: The Game Charged In B-Ball Altercation, Faces 5 Year Bid Tuesday - June 5, 2007
Compton rapper The Game was charged with making criminal threats and possessing a firearm in a school zone, which stemmed from an altercation on the basketball court.
As SOHH previously reported, last month Game was arrested after police executed a warrant to search his Glendale, CA home .
According to TMZ, the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office claims that The Game (born Jayceon Taylor) was involved in an incident on February 24 with a player on an opposing team during a basketball game at the Rita Walters Educational Learning Complex in South L.A.
D12 producer Denaun Porter sells beats on his new website
D12 Producer Denaun Porter Sells Beats On New Website Tuesday - June 5, 2007
Famed producer and D12 rapper Denaun Porter is giving aspiring artists a leg up with his new website MrPorterBeats.com.
Porter's new site will allow independent artists, songwriters, deejays and labels to access his original beats. Membership to the website is free and users will be able to license professional beats for rates as low as $50. By browsing the "Exclusive Beats" section, users can also purchase full ownership of Porter's productions and Pro-Tools sessions.
"There are so many people that want to get into this business, but don't have the right kind of music. It's just a way for me to give back to people without worrying about the price and making it easier and accessible for them to have," Porter told SOHH.
50 Cent - reps wouldn't comment about earnings from the sale of Glac�au
50 Cent's involvement in the purchase of Glacéau is blockbuster news in the Hip-Hop community and while neither founders nor the rapper have yet to reveal the financial details, estimates about the rapper's earnings from the deal continue to be a subject of debate.
50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson, invested in Glacéau in 2004 and holds an estimated 10% in the company, according to anonymous sources familiar with the details of the deal.
Glacéau also produces 50 Cent's Formula 50 energy drink.
The Coca-Cola Company acquired Energy Brands on May 25 for $4.1 billion dollars in cash.
The rapper's financial windfall from the sale was estimated to be $400 million, when AllHipHop.com broke the news of the purchase of Energy Brands, although an exact dollar amount was never definitively stated.
Michael Jackson has bought a stake in Eminem's back catalogue (publishing rights).
Jackson, who also currently owns The Beatles copyright, has bought Famous Music LLC from Viacom.
As well as owning Eminem's 'Without Me' and 'The Real Slim Shady', Jackson now owns the rights to songs by Shakira, Beck and Bjork.
In a statement Jackson said: "This is a milestone event for Sony/ATV Music Publishing. The diverse collection of songs in this catalogue range from timeless classics to contemporary hits, and I am pleased to add the acquisition of Famous Music to Sony/ ATV."
Eminem famously parodied Jackson in his video for 'Just Lose It', a massive worldwide hit in 2002.
02 Jun 2007 by News Team
Master P denies dropping album to compete with 50 Cent's Curtis
After announcing that he would release his new album on the same day as 50 Cent's Curtis, veteran rapper Master P has came out to clarify that he is not doing it to compete with the G-Unit General.
On the heels of 50 Cent's disrespectful statements regarding Master P's decision to clean up his lyrics, Master P announced he would release a collabo album with his son Romeo called Hip-Hop History on the same day 50 plans to release his third studio album.
But P says his choice to release it on that day has nothing to do with 50 Cent. Instead, he says he wants to give fans "a freedom of choice."
Real life "Stan" steals Kim Mathers' cell phone, to get to Eminem
An aspiring Canadian rapper reportedly earned a visit from local authorities and a call from Detroit police for stealing the cell phone of Eminem's ex wife, and dialing the multi-platinum rapper.
According to Canada's Windsor Star, Kyle Spratt, 18, of Windsor, Ontario snatched Kim Mathers' phone at a Windsor bingo hall, where he worked, while she was outside smoking. Spratt would then call Eminem on her phone asking him to listen to his demo track.