Daily update 12*26*06

Nas & Cormega Squash Beef!

Nas performed before a sold out crowd at New York’s Nokia Theater on Friday night (December 22), and he had a pre-Christmas surprise for fans.
The Queensbridge native was joined by both Foxy Brown and longtime friend/foe Cormega on stage for a spirited performance of “Affirmative Action,” one of the standout songs on The Firm’s 1997 album.
“It was powerful feeling, especially the reaction from the crowd,” Cormega told AllHipHop.com. Both Cormega and Foxy were met with thunderous applause, as they performed with Nas. The Firm was a one album super-group back by Dr. Dre, Steve Stoute and The Trackmasters, and consisted of Nas, AZ, Foxy Brown and Nature.

Cormega was originally going to be a member, but was later replaced with Nature.
Both Cormega and Nas were entrenched in a long-running lyrical beef, trading lyrical bars since Nas’ 1994 hit “One Love,” which featured Cormega.
Although, over the years, Cormega said he’d probably never work with Nas again, the two seem to have set aside their differences. “We had our differences, but me and Nas knew each other before hip-hop,” said Cormega, according to Allhiphop.
“This wasn’t the first time I spoke with Nas, we’d been talking, but the world didn’t know it. We’ve taken lyrical shots at each other, but it’s a New Year, and it was just time for us to publicly squash the beef.”
Some concertgoers believed the onstage reunion was only for show, but Cormega strongly denies though sentiments, “If it wasn’t sincere, I would not have been there.”
Young Jeezy Causes Monie Love’s Firing?
Monie Love is no longer working at Philadelphia’s 100.3 The Beat (WHPI-FM).
The former rapper’s departure comes a few weeks after an on-air confrontation with Young Jeezy, where the two argued over whether Hip-Hop is dead. The argument ended with Jeezy abruptly leaving the studio.
There is speculation that the incident is the reason behind Monie Love née Simone Wilson, leaving the show, however representatives at the station have not confirmed. Love has not confirmed either.
The British-born rapper was a member of the popular 80’s and 90’s collective known as the Native Tongues. Her first album, Down to Earth, contained two Grammy-nominated singles, “Monie in the Middle” and “It’s a Shame (My Sister).”
Gerald Levert Lives On Via New Album
In My Song, the last studio album Gerald Levert completed just before his untimely death, is slated for release in February on Atlantic Records.
As ImHipHop previously reported, the 40-year-old singer died last month of a heart attack.
The forthcoming set is the follow up to his 2004 release, Do I Speak for the World?
Levert also collaborated with rapper Styles P on the latter’s Time Is Money and co-wrote the book, I Got Your Back: Our Bond As Father and Son, with his father Eddie Levert, which was originally conceived in conjunction to what would have been an album of the same title due out in February.
I Got Your Back is due in bookstores next June, while In My Song will be released on February 13.
In My Song track listing:
“Tell Me Why”
“U Go 2 My Head”
“DJ”
“Get Up With U”
“Fall Back”
“Hang in There”
“If She Don’t Get Down”
“Heaven”
“My Lady”
“Sweeter”
“My Songs”
Beyonce ready to put weight on
Beyonce Knowles has admitted that she is relieved to be putting some weight back on, after shooting the film Dreamgirls.
The singer had to lose 20 pounds for her role in the movie, in which she plays Deena Jones. And now Beyonce, who is not comfortable with the image of many thin women, insists she is ready to put on the lost weight over the holiday period.
“People are obsessed with skinny girls at the moment,” she told the Daily Star. “OK, I lost a whole lot of weight for this movie but I sure am enjoying putting it back on.”

“I’m going to be eating for America over Christmas to get some more junk in my trunk,” she laughed.

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