IHH Daily Update 8*31*07

Lil Kim Stopped By NYPD, Whips Lambo With No Plates

Lil’ Kim caused a stir in New York’s Westside yesterday (August 30) when she was stopped by police for driving a Lamborghini without license plates.

According to the New York Post, Kim (born Kimberley Jones) was pulled over by police around 6 p.m. on Thursday as she was entering a gas station. Authorities would also discover the Brooklyn bred rapper did not have her drivers license with her.

The Lamborghini reportedly had a temporary out-of-state registration and Kim’s lawyer, Bernie Jackson, came and drove the rapper and the vehicle away. During the stop, Kim interacted with fans and signed autographs.

It was not revealed whether Kim was issued a ticket for not having plates or a driver’s license with her.

In a similar instance last year 50 Cent was also stopped by NYPD officers and arrested for driving his lamborghini erratically. After being stopped, cops issued him four traffic tickets for making an unsafe lane change, having no plates, driving without insurance, and having an expired license.

As previously reported, Lil’ Kim is currently working on a book titled The Price of Loyalty which will be released later this year by publishing giant St. Martin’s Press.

50 Cent’s “Curtis” Leaks 1 Day After Kanye West

After Kanye West’s new disc Graduation leaked on the net yesterday, 50 Cent’s Curtis has also followed suit making its way on the world wide web.

With Curtis Fif decided to open up his rolodex and share mic time with big name rappers and beatmakers. The disc features guest appearances from Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake, Akon, Eminem, and G-Unit as well as production from Dr. Dre, Timbaland, Swizz Beatz and others.

Yesterday, West’s third solo album also sprung a leak. The album, Graduation has appearances from Mos Def, Coldplay singer Chris Martin,T-Pain, Lil’ Wayne, Daft Punk and DJ Premier.

With the SoundScan showdown only two weeks away, the leak’s effects on 50 and Kanye’s rivalry will be revealed soon enough.

50 Cent’s album Curtis and Kanye West’s Graduation both hit stores September 11.


Q Tip & Common Form Group

In other news, A Tribe Called Quest frontman, Q-Tip,has revealed to XXL Magazine that he’ll be forming a new group with Common entitled “The Standard.”

Me and Common [are] getting ready to form a group,” Q tells XXL. “We’ll probably run it through the Uni [Universal Records] joint because we’re both on Universal.”

The group, which came as an idea from Common, we’ll start recording material for an album once the two start touring together. According to Q Tip, production will be handled mostly by him however they will be getting Kanye West for a couple of tracks.

“I’m probably gonna do a lot of it,” ‘Tip tells XXLMag. “And we’ll get Kanye [West] on a couple things, but you know, that cat is busy.”

MARLEY FAM TO SUE OVER NEW VERIZON/UMG DEAL

Just days after Verizon and Universal Music Group announced with glee its new service offering Bob Marley ringtones, the late singers family has fired back with a lawsuit claiming the companies never sought their permission for the deal.

As previously reported, Verizon and UMG on Tuesday announced it had secured exclusive access to Marley’s catalog for master ringtones as part of UMGs overall 35th anniversary celebration and re-release of his album, Exodus.

According to Fifty Six Hope Road Music Limited, the agreement was signed “without the permission of the Marley family” and was “not in accordance with Marley’s longstanding contract with Universal Music Group,” reports Billboard.

Wyclef Jean Readies “The Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant”

Wyclef Jean returns to Columbia Records with “The Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant,” the artist’s first full-length album for the label since his third solo album entered the Billboard Top 200 at #6 in June 2002. “The Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant” is slated for release this autumn.

With “The Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant,” his sixth full-length studio album, Wyclef Jean continues the autobiographical musical odyssey he began a decade ago with his 1997 triple-platinum debut solo album, “Wyclef Jean Presents The Carnival Featuring Refugee All-Stars” (aka “The Carnival”). Wyclef gave his fans their first taste of “The Carnival II” with the release of the album’s lead-in single, “Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill),” featuring Akon, Lil’ Wayne and introducing Niia. Released in August, the single rapidly made its first Billboard chart appearance entering the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart at #3. “Sweetest Girl (Dollar Bill)” is now available digitally.

According to Wyclef, “The Carnival II” is “a continuation of ‘Gone Till November” (his 1997 Top 10 signature hit from “The Carnival”). I focus a lot on the songwriting.” For his much anticipated new album, Wyclef has once again called upon his friends, showcasing his musical dexterity as he draws from an extraordinary and diverse roster of collaborating guest artists including Paul Simon (on “Fast Car”), Mary J. Blige, T.I., Norah Jones, Akon, Serj Tankian (of System Of A Down) (on “Trouble Again”), Lil’ Wayne, and Shakira, to name a few. Wyclef produced the entire album with his long-time production partner, Jerry “Wonda” Duplessis, with whom he has worked since the beginning of the Fugees.

“The Carnival II: Memoirs of an Immigrant” is the first full-length album from Wyclef Jean since 2006, when the artist struck a chord in mass pop consciousness with “Hips Don’t Lie,” the chart-topping Grammy-nominated international smash hit duet with Shakira.

J-Hood Exits D-Block Partnership

In an online statement, J-Hood explains why he left the label. He had this to say.

Around 3 1/2 weeks ago I asked to be released from the label I’ve been signed to. After that occurrence all legal procedures have been properly handled in accordance. Basically there’s an instance in which we all run out of patience and take upon action to better our situation. I think I’ve been loyal since the beginning to the label and the individuals that run it. I have devoted six years of my life to making our movement prosper with no realistic reward or success, knowing my worth and what I’m capable of. If for any reason I happen to fail to accomplish what I intend to which is be successful, I feel more comfortable knowing it will be from a decision I made, and not one that was made by the next man

The 22-year-old rapper also dispelled rumors that his D-Block chain was taken away after he announced his departure from the label.

The chain that supposedly was taken away from me is and has been in my possession since it was purchased, but I refuse to wear it because I have mentally moved on, meaning I’d rather have no type of affiliation with D-Block at all. I’m past that point in my life I have a whole new focus, which is concentrating on making my new movement as strong and successful as possible.

“And for the record, the chain was not given to me by the label but instead purchased by me, so picture me letting someone take it away from me. To put everything in perspective, I will be releasing multiple freestyles and songs on various mixtapes under my own company.

“So now that I have clarified the situation. I will give you a glimpse of what’s to come. I will be signed to my own label ODG Ent. (On Da Grind) as of next week. Last but not least, you can log on to YouTube.com to see the five-minute video interview of me showing the chain and actual release form. Say goodbye to D-Block and say hello to ODG!”

Chamillionaire Launches Platinum and Gold Plaque Giveaway

Houston rapper Chamillionaire has announced he will be giving away 600 plaques for fans that purchase his sophomore album, Ultimate Victory, on September 18.

Fans can mail in their official retail store receipt and 100 entries will be randomly chosen to receive a special album plaque, 200 fans will get a gold plaque once the album sells over 500,000 copies and another 300 winners will receive a platinum plaque if Ultimate Victory sells over one million copies. Each plaque is valued at $300 and will be autographed by Cham himself.

“Last year, I purchased over 300 platinum plaques to thank the executives, featured artists, producers, DJ’s and other who helped drive the success of Sound of Revenge,” Chamillionaire says. “I know that the fans are also very responsible for an artist’s success and feel like they deserver to be recognized. This time I wanted to do something to show them how much I appreciate their support.”

Ultimate Victory will drop on September 18 through Chamillitary/Universal Motown Records. The tracklisting for the album is as follows.

1. The Morning News, produced by Kane Beatz
2. Hip Hop Police featuring Slick Rick, produced by JR Rotem
3. Standing Ovation, produced by Kane Beatz
4. Won’t Let You Down, produced by Kane Beatz
5. Industry Groupie featuring KC, produced by JR Rotem
6. Pimp Mode featuring Bun B, produced by Happy Perez
7. Rock Star featuring Lil Wayne, produced by The Beat Bullies
8. (Skit)
9. The Bill Collecta featuring Krayzie Bone, produced by Play N
Skillz
10. The Ultimate Vacation, produced by The Beat Bullies
11. Come Back to the Streets, produced by The Runners
12. I Think I Love You, produced by The Beat Bullies
13. The Evening News, produced by Kane Beatz
14. Welcome to the South featuring Pimp C, produced by Kane Beatz
15. You Must Be Crazy featuring Famous, produced by Dave M.G.
16. Stuck in the Ghetto (Skit) featuring Tony Henry
17. We Breakin’ Up, produced by Chops
18. Rocky Road featuring Devin the Dude, produced by Happy Perez
19. The Ultimate Victory, produced by Happy Perez

BONUS

1. Somebody Gonna Get Hurt, produced by Rick Rock
2. Keep it on the Hush featuring Lloyd, produced by Matty P

Suave House To Release Rick Ross’ “Rise To Power”

Rick Ross is back with the Suave House release “Rise To Power”. This album contains exclusive tracks and guest appearances including Scarface, The Clipse, Next, Devin Tha Dude, Big Duke of Boyz N The Hood, Noah and more. The first single will be “Street Love” featuring R&B group Next. The album hits stores Sept. 18.

Before Rick Ross gained national success, his talent was discovered by legendary music mogul Tony Draper. The top-selling Miami rapper was one of many up and coming artists signed to Draper’s Suave House Records. Ross was going to continue the tradition of seminal artists to debut on the powerhouse label until legal woes with Suave House’s parent company kept the album from ever being released. With Draper’s permission, Rick Ross went on to explore other options and the rest is history.

TRACKLISTING

1. It’s On ft. Noah And Jiggalo
2. Hold Me Down
3. Get That Bread Ft. Big Duke Of Boyz N The Hood
4. Skit
5. Street Love Ft. Next
6. Strapped Ft. Noah
7. Prove Me Wrong Ft. Devin Tha Dude
8. Bird Bath Ft. Noah
9. B.L.O.W. Ft. Clipse And Om’mas
10. Dear Lord Ft. Scarface
11. Realest Niggas Ft. Gillie Da Kid And Reed Dollarz
12. Simple And Plain Ft. g.p. Of carol city cartel
13. Skit
14. Been
15. Breath In, Breath Out
16. 737

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