YMCMB‘s own Birdman has nudged his previous wager of one million from last years Superbowl winners the Green Bay Packers. This year, he more than doubled the wager at 5 million on the New England Patriots who will face the New York Giants. Who’s your Superbowl 46 prediction? Let’s go G-Men!
Originally, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded, was slated for Valentines Day this year. But now Nicki Minaj has pushed back the album until April 3rd. Nicki claims there will be surprises before the album is released.
Legendary R&B singer, Etta James, passed away today in Riverside California after a long, courageous battle with Leukemia at the age of 73. Etta was a fellow Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and a 6-time Grammy Award winner. She was known most notably for her song “At Last”. StreetHop.com sends our deepest condolences to her family. R.I.P. Ms. James. Video of Etta performing “At Last” after the jump.
After a day of hearing that Swizz Beatz was the owner of one of the most largest file sharing websites, Megaupload, we’ve learned that it was shut down. No word on if Swizzy was part of that indictment. Here’s an excerpt:
An indictment accuses Megaupload.com of costing copyright holders more than $500 million in lost revenue from pirated films and other content. The indictment was unsealed one day after websites including Wikipedia and Craigslist shut down in protest of two congressional proposals intended to thwart online piracy.
The Justice Department said in a statement said that Kim Dotcom, formerly known as Kim Schmitz, and three others were arrested Thursday in New Zealand at the request of U.S. officials. Two other defendants are at large.
Megaupload was unique not only because of its massive size and the volume of downloaded content, but also because it had high-profile support from celebrities, musicians and other content producers who are most often the victims of copyright infringement and piracy. Before the website was taken down, it contained endorsements from Kim Kardashian, Alicia Keys and Kanye West, among others.
You can read the rest of the story here.
UPDATE: Swizz Beatz NOT on indictment.
UPDATE 2: According to the Megaupload lawyer, Swizz was in talks but never made CEO.
It’s being called a “gold mine that will never get old”. FBI files have surfaced regarding Ol’ Dirty Bastard and the Wu-Tang Clan referencing that drugs, illegal weapons, murder, car jackings and other types of violent crimes have been committed. Here is an excerpt from the files:
The detectives have documented, in their case files, that the WTC [Wu-Tang Clan] is heavily involved in the sale of drugs, illegal guns, weapons possession, murder, car jackings, and other types of violent crimes… Once individuals have proved themselves as good and loyal members or associates of theWTC they are offered record contracts to record Rap type music…
Ol’ Dirty Bastard, born Russell Jones, was found dead in the Wu-Tang Clan’s recording studio in New York on November 13, 2004. He died of an overdose. Why have these files just surfaced 8 years after his death? It’s also been stated that Mr. Jones had been involved in at least one shoot-out with the cops. If you’d like to read the rest of this crazy story, you can either go to The Daily Swarm or Spin. I guess the Wu ain’t nothin’ to fuck with.
Snoop Dogg was arrested during a canine search at the Sierra Blanca border patrol. The search uncovered a prescription bottle with Marijuana “cigarettes” and a half ounce of weed. Snoop has a prescription in California for it, but the border patrol agents arrested him and cited him with a court date of January 20th. If found guilty, he could spend 180 days in the clink.
The title is correct. DMX is set to release his new album, Undisputed, March 27th. The album was originally slated for December 13th, 2011. It’s unknown why it was pushed back, but the album will be released under United Music and Media Group. It’s being said that most of the production will come from Swizz Beatz.