Monthly Archives: March 2009

Andre 3000 Busted For Speeding

Andre Benjamin was arrested for allegedly going 44 miles over the speed limit in Georgia, TMZ reported Monday.

Benjamin, a 33-year-old Atlanta native known professionally as Andre 3000, performs with the rap group OutKast and has appeared in the films “Be Cool,” “Four Brothers,” “Idlewild,” “Semi-Pro” and “Battle in Seattle.”

TMZ said he was arrested for allegedly doing 109 mph in a 65 mph zone. He was taken to the Henry County Jail and reportedly released after posting $1,200 bail.

RZA Lands Role In Graffiti-Inspired Flick

RZA will be starring in an upcoming graffiti inspired flick titled Walks.

According to Variety, the movie revolves around a group of young New Yorkers in the world of underground street art who come together for the homecoming of a convicted graffiti artist.

The movie will begin filming in May and the cast includes Emmanuelle Chriqui and Rumer Willis. A release date for the flick was not revealed.

RZA will also be appearing in three other films which will open this year.

The films include the Adam Sandler comedy Funny People, the Forest Whitaker sci-fi thriller Repossession Mambo and the drama Life Is Hot In Cracktown which stars Kerry Washington.

Raekwon Leaves Aftermath For EMI

Having received mixed critical and commercial success on his last two albums, Raekwon has decided to partner with EMI for his upcoming Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2. The Staten Island emcee, who has been one of the Wu-Tang Clan’s most outspoken members, announced the new deal to K-Dubasis and DJ Biggmann of OnAirIdiots.

“The project is vicious right now,” Raekwon said. “It’s done. I just closed my deal that I signed with EMI. I just signed off yesterday, and we made everything official. EMI is the home; they gave me a nice piece of what I needed.”

Only Built 4 Cuban Linx was followed by Immobilarity, which reached the number nine spot on the Billboard 200 before being certified gold by the RIAA. Rae’s third solo effort, The Lex Diamond Story, failed to sell at least 500,000 copies. Raekwon reportedly signed with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath imprint in 2006, but eventually left the label on good terms without releasing any material. The tracks “Criminology 2” and “Wu-Oooh” have been released in anticipation of a proper album release.

“It’s gonna be raw Hip Hop,” Raekwon added. “We’re gonna keep it where we supposed to keep it. That album? That shit is gonna be better than your momma’s spaghetti, yo.”


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