Monthly Archives: May 2008

Home Owned By 50 Cent Burned Down

A Dix Hills, New York home owned by 50 Cent was gutted by a raging fire this morning (May 30).

According to Newsday, the fire sent six people to hospital including 50’s ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins and their 10-year-old son Marquise. All six people were suffering from smoke inhalation.

An official on the scene called the fire “definitely suspicious”.

Eyewitness Frank Hoyte tells Newsday that Tompkins was standing out front of the house in her bathrobe as the home burned along with Marquise, another young child, two teenage girls and an older women.

“I would say there is a strong — a strong, strong — possibility that it is suspicious,” Dix Hills Fire Department Chief Larry Feld said. “The rapid movement of the fire. The volume of the fire . . . It was engulfed. The home was totally gutted.”

The fire was reported at 5 a.m., according to Suffolk County Police and fire officials.

Officials from Suffolk County Arson Squad and the Suffolk Fire Marshal’s office are on the scene investigating.

The home was purchased by 50 Cent in January 2007 for a reported $1.4 million. The home is located on one acre and has six bedrooms, five baths, a heated four-car garage and a pool.

Home Owned By 50 Cent Burned Down

A Dix Hills, New York home owned by 50 Cent was gutted by a raging fire this morning (May 30).

According to Newsday, the fire sent six people to hospital including 50’s ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins and their 10-year-old son Marquise. All six people were suffering from smoke inhalation.

An official on the scene called the fire “definitely suspicious”.

Eyewitness Frank Hoyte tells Newsday that Tompkins was standing out front of the house in her bathrobe as the home burned along with Marquise, another young child, two teenage girls and an older women.

“I would say there is a strong — a strong, strong — possibility that it is suspicious,” Dix Hills Fire Department Chief Larry Feld said. “The rapid movement of the fire. The volume of the fire . . . It was engulfed. The home was totally gutted.”

The fire was reported at 5 a.m., according to Suffolk County Police and fire officials.

Officials from Suffolk County Arson Squad and the Suffolk Fire Marshal’s office are on the scene investigating.

The home was purchased by 50 Cent in January 2007 for a reported $1.4 million. The home is located on one acre and has six bedrooms, five baths, a heated four-car garage and a pool.

Busta Rhymes Former Bodyguard Found Dead

After having been reported missing over 24 hours ago by family, Jermaine “Black” Williams was found dead in Queens’ Ozone Park this morning in New York. Williams had spent over eight years employed as security for rapper Busta Rhymes.

The man had been shot multiple times, and was discovered wrapped in sheet, when police noticed blood stains in his parked SUV in the park. No suspects have been apprehended. Busta Rhymes, who is presently working in Europe, has yet to release a statement.

Williams leaves behind two children.

In early February 2006, Israel Ramirez was a Busta Rhymes bodyguard of over a decade that was murdered on the set of the the video-shoot for the “Touch It” remix in New York.

Busta Rhymes Former Bodyguard Found Dead

After having been reported missing over 24 hours ago by family, Jermaine “Black” Williams was found dead in Queens’ Ozone Park this morning in New York. Williams had spent over eight years employed as security for rapper Busta Rhymes.

The man had been shot multiple times, and was discovered wrapped in sheet, when police noticed blood stains in his parked SUV in the park. No suspects have been apprehended. Busta Rhymes, who is presently working in Europe, has yet to release a statement.

Williams leaves behind two children.

In early February 2006, Israel Ramirez was a Busta Rhymes bodyguard of over a decade that was murdered on the set of the the video-shoot for the “Touch It” remix in New York.

New Nas Cover art

Supposedly, this is supposed to be the new cover to Nasir’s untitled masterpiece. Jordan was invited to the screening of “Be a Nigger to” and had this to say:

“That art up there may or may not be the cover. It was on display at the screening and I suppose it would fit with a description Nas gave when asked about the album’s title. He said that it’s going to be untitled, but the cover art will convey the word “Nigger” without the presence of the actual text.”
Dont know if that says Nigger to me, as much as it says slave. In any event its a powerful statement, i just hope the albums content can live up to all this hype.

New Nas Cover art

Supposedly, this is supposed to be the new cover to Nasir’s untitled masterpiece. Jordan was invited to the screening of “Be a Nigger to” and had this to say:

“That art up there may or may not be the cover. It was on display at the screening and I suppose it would fit with a description Nas gave when asked about the album’s title. He said that it’s going to be untitled, but the cover art will convey the word “Nigger” without the presence of the actual text.”
Dont know if that says Nigger to me, as much as it says slave. In any event its a powerful statement, i just hope the albums content can live up to all this hype.
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