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The latest Video "Dead" ft. Styles P from the legendary group, the Lox, from DMV recording artist Kingpen Slim. The song is off his latest Mixtape "Triple Beam Dreams" available for download now on KingpenSlim.net. See Video Below.
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Fugees Rapper Pras Sues Director Over Somali Pirate Documentary
50 Cent Executive Producing Hour long Drama For Starz Network
Considering Wyclef Jean's Yele Haiti issues and Lauren Hill's tax troubles, it was only a matter of time before Pras got in on the legal struggle, too. The third member of the Fugees is suing a director for $70,000+ in money the rapper/producer says he put down a few years ago out of his own pocket to create a documentary about being allegedly kidnapped Somali pirates.
According to legal docs filed Monday, Pras hired Marshall Tyler back in 2009 to direct a documentary film called 'Paper Dreams'-- about the rapper's real-life, death-defying incident with pirates off the East African coast.
In the suit, Pras claims he was 'taken captive' by Somali pirates sometime in 2009 -- however multiple reports say Pras, and his film crew, merely witnessed the famous capture of the Maersk Alabama in April 2009.
According to his lawsuit, Pras says he put up $70k of his own money to cover filming and travel expenses --but says after the footage was shot, Marshall failed to hand it over.
Pras claims he's repeatedly asked for the goods, but never heard a word back. Now he's suing to get the footage...or at least recover his 70 grand, plus damages.
Marshall Tyler reps say Pras is suing for material he doesn't even own.
50 Cent's new album isn't coming out until February 2013, allegedly, but he has plenty to keep him busy until then. The Queens rapper is developing a drama for the Starz network called Power.
Variety reports that the hourlong drama will be about a nightclub owner with a criminal past that is trying to go legit. 50, born Curtis Jackson, is one of the project's executive producers along with Mark Canton (300) and Randall Emmett (End Of Watch). The trio has worked previously on Freelancers and and upcoming film called The Tomb that is due out next year.
Courtney Kemp Agboh has been tabbed as the show's writer and is also an executive producer.
50's last television venture wasn't exactly a highlight in his extensive portfolio of endeavors. The 2008 reality television show on MTV titled 50 Cent: The Money and the Power lasted only one season.
Lately, besides promoting his SMS headphones and his latest single, 'My Life,' featuring Eminem, 50 has been detailing his falling out with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and revealing that it was French Montana that got him the footage of DJ Khaled's family when he was beefing heavy with Rick Ross. As for French Montana, he challenged Fif to release their albums on the same day to see who would sell more records.
As if Dr. Dre needed any more incentive not to release the mythical Detox. The Beats By Dre co-founder and Hip-Hop super producer has secured the number one spot on Forbes magazine's World's Highest-Paid Musicians list after earning $110 million in 2012, before taxes.
With a whopping $110 million in pretax earnings, Dr. Dre is this year's top-earning musician-thanks largely to his Beats headphone line. He leads a pack of pop stars, rock icons, rap moguls and country crooners, many of whom bank the bulk of their bucks outside the recording studio. Totals are calculated from May 2011 through May 2012.
Other Hip-Hop friendly entertainers that made the list include Rihanna at #12 with $53 million earned, Diddy at #15 with $45 million earned and BeyoncÃƒÆ'Ã‚Â© an