A three part interview with Large Professor on The Combat Jack Show, and we got all three parts for you right here (parts 2 and 3 after the jump). Large Pro (in part 1 above) speaks... in response to props given for him changing the game, on meeting Rakim and Big Daddy Kane, and more.
Here's part two of three. The interview continues with Extra P on The Combat Jack Show... sharing some history - he, Jay-Z and Nas on tour, cool with each other at one point, then how things came to a boil between them, and more.
Jermaine Dupri is facing MORE money troubles and might loose the rights to So So Def's music catalog
P Diddy is unloading two of his East Coast homes
Contrary to his Jay-Z collaboration, money is a thing for super producer and rapper Jermaine Dupri. It looks like JD is behind on paying back a 4.8 million dollar loan from SunTrust Bank. Now, the initial loan was taken out in 2010 and JD has successfully paid back 2 million of the bill, but has stalled on repaying the balance. The bank has filled suit against Dupri for the balance but here's the complication. Jermaine used music from the SoSo Def catalog as collateral for the loan so if he doesn't pay back the 2 million, he could loose the rights to his own music. According to TMZ, JD was quoted as saying 'SunTrust bank is full of s**t.'
Photo: So So Def
Hip-hop mogul Sean 'Diddy' Combs is selling his New York and New Jersey homes at a discounted rate. Diddy has dropped the price on his 66th floor West 56th Street apartment from 8.5 million dollars to 7.99 million. For this affordable price you get a 2,292 square foot apartment designed for entertaining with a piano room and wet bar. His New Jersey Alpine estate failed to sell at 13.5 million in 2006 so the price has been dropped to 9.99 million. The 3 acre estate has a putting green, tennis court and swimming pool. It also boasts 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms and an aquarium. Why are the homes up for sell? It's not because of money trouble. Diddy topped Forbes' 'Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists' list back in March at a reported worth of $580 million. We can only speculate that it's for either tax reasons or because the Bad Boy and Sean Jean chief is spending more time at his $30 million estate on Miami's Star Island.
Photo: Charles Sykes/AP
Outkast emcee Big Boi blew out his knee performing at the May 26th stop of his Shoes for Running tour at the Summer Camp Fest in Chillicothe, Ill. Sir Lucious left foot tore the patella tendon in his left leg while jumping during a rendition of the Outkast hit Bombs Over Baghdad. Big Boi underwent surgery and is looking at 6 weeks of recovery before he can get back out on the road to finish up the fall rescheduled tour dates.
Episode 2 of 'The Combat Jack Show' - Mike and El-P speak on the state of Rap Radio, on what a DJ is supposed to be, and more.
'DJs know music more than everybody. This is what they do. That is the exact job definition of a DJ; is to know music... trust who you hire... don't tell them they can't play a record...That's not what it's about...Records... especially Hip-Hop records... have to blow up organically.'
Great viewing. Check out Episode 1 after the jump.
New York - March 9, 2013 - While radio stations around the world are dedicating massive amounts of airtime to sounds like, One More Chance, Ready to Die, and Juicy, there seems to be little sound about the unsolved homicide that took the life of beloved rapper, Christopher Wallace a.k.a "The Notorious B.I.G." in Los Angeles, California following the Grammy Awards in 1997.
Today there are countless celebrities taking to the social media giants, Facebook and Twitter to acknowledge the death of the rapper. Wallace's manager and record executive, Sean Combs tweeted, "Our last night and pic together. Miss you BIG! Love u bro," and posted a photo of the rapper and himself on that fatal night.
Sixteen years after the shooting tragedy there are still more questions than answers with many fans feeling that the real culprit is the way the investigation of his death has been handled. Leaving in many minds the mourning to continue because there has been no closure to the matter. "I am upset that they have not solved this case or at least made any progress. As far as I'm concerned, there is still a killer on the loose," says, Brooklynn Sunn, radio personality of WRN Radio. She continues, "It's a sad time but B.I.G. definitely left a legacy behind for us to celebrate."
Many agree with Brooklynn, MTV ranked The Notorious B.I G. No. 3 on their list of the greatest MCs of All Time calling him possibly "the most skillful ever on the mic." About.com ranked him five on their list of greatest MCs, but The Source followed suit and listed him No. 3 on their same list of the Top 50 (Rap) Lyricist of All Time with certified sales of 17 million units in the United States alone."
Christopher Wallace's killer has not been apprehended and is still an LAPD open investigation.
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Sean "Diddy" Combs, founder and CEO of Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group (BBWEG), a Grammy Award winning producer, hip-hop artist, and global business owner, declared "One of the Most Influential Businessmen in the World" by Time Magazine and CNN, today announced REVOLT, a new venture to create a real-time, socially connected music television network.more
"I'm honored by the opportunity to be part of this effort to bring diverse programming to the masses," commented Sean "Diddy" Combs, Chairman of Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group. "Marked by this partnership with Comcast, my hope is that this new network will spark a revolution in entertainment and encourage other media and communications companies to bring REVOLT to their audiences."
Former youth reporter for entertainer and rapper Common's Common Ground Foundation creates uStyleu, a magazine to combat low self image, the acceptance of not being perfect and loving the skin you are in. Chloe Graham grew wary of images in magazines that didn't look back at her. She created a magazine that all young adults can relate to. The fashion spreads not only feature up and coming designers, photographers, models and entertainers, but each photo spread has a social message like body image, interracial dating, confidence etc.Matteson, IL (PRWEB) October 25, 2011 uStyleu Mag was created to provide fashion and a voice for young adults between the ages of 16 and 24 using bold fashion spreads to tackle socially conscience issues like race relations, weight and eating disorders.
According to Chloe Graham, uStyleu’s 17 year old editor-and-chief, the magazine covers issues that occurs everyday in schools and on college campuses.
uStyleu features real people, emulating real life in fun fashion spreads. “uStyleu’s concept is a perfect combination for me because I love fashion, and I’m very respectful of other’s opinions even if I don’t agree with them.” “If a subject matter is relevant to our readers, it’s important to uStyleu,” Chloe says, “The elements you will never find in uStyleu Mag are hate and disrespect,” she added.
The first issue of uStyleu, released in July, 2011, featured light-hearted fashion spreads promoting self confidence and inner beauty. The current issue plows deeper with more mature relatable subject matters for uStyle’s targeted age groups like interracial dating and the popular media’s limitations based on a person’s weight and appearance. Regardless of the subject matter, uStyleu’s goal is to create fashion spreads that are fashionable, uplifting and fun shown with dignity and positivity.
uStyleu features local Chicago area students, aspiring models, designers, photographers, entertainers and writers who are interested in expanding their portfolios or just want to have fun. Funding for the magazine is provided by organizations interested in sponsoring a “Fashage” (a uStyleu term meaning Fashion with a Message) and ads from advertisers.
After the first issue published, uStyleu received over 200 emails from young adults, teachers and organization leaders thanking uStyleu for featuring normal people with flaws. The magazine is saying its ok not to be perfect, but on the road to improving ourselves, it doesn’t hurt to look good, feel good and set your own definition of fashion.
Chloe Graham is a high school senior and spends her time working part-time at a local bank and is currently regional president of Top Teens of America, a youth organization promoting community support, leadership and services. With TTA, Chloe loyally participates in the Lupus, Breast Cancer and MS Campaigns yearly and volunteers her time in senior citizen communities, community clean up initiatives and food pantries.
From the ages of 12 to 14, Chloe worked as a youth reporter for rapper/entertainer Common’s non profit organization, The Common Ground Foundation. Chloe has interviewed noted people like poet Nikki Giovanni, entertainers, Will.i.am, Musiq and other well known entertainers and sport figures. The former director of Common Ground Foundation, Jodie Blum inspired and supported Chloe to create uStyleu Magazine. Common told her to not to look at what she does as a hobby, but as an entrepreneur. Chloe ran with Common’s advice and created uStyleu Magazine.
uStyleu is currently available to purchase on-line at http://www.ustyleu.com or at MagCloud.com, keyword uStyleu. Contact us at contact(at)ustyleu(dot)com to sponsor a “Fashage Magazine Spread”
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The tour kicks off Friday, September 9th in Memphis as part of the Southern Heritage Classic and will play in more than 20 U.S. cities this fall. The tour brings many of the hilarious comedians presented at Shaq's All-star Comedy Jams shot during NBA All-star Weekends over the last three years. These highly rated television specials have aired annually since 2009 and a new full hour special for tour host, DeRay Davis, will premier Friday, July 1st. The lineup may also include All-Star comedians such as Aries Spears; Corey Holcomb; Tommy Davidson; Capone; Gary Owen and Tony Roberts.
The tour will also be filmed live for a reality show called All-Star Comedy Jam Backstage Pass. The filming of the show will be produced and distributed by Codeblack Entertainment.
In the last four years, Shaq Entertainment has launched the highly successful All-Star Comedy Jam brand, producing several television specials, a highly successful DVD series and also helped catapult comedian Kevin Hart into the national spotlight.
From the makers of Superbad, Knocked Up, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall, is the upcoming summer comedy flick Get Him To The Greek. Starring Jonah Hill, Russell Brand, Aziz Ansari, Sean Combs, and more. Are you planning to see this? Oh, by the way, this is R-Rated trailer so no kiddies! :)