Welcome to a round up of current news stories we didn’t have the time to get into:
Mariah poses in Playboy…kinda
Yes, Ms. Mariah Carey will pose in the March 2007 edition of Playboy, but no, she won’t be nude. What’s the point? Then again, the first Playboy my Grandfather ever gave me was with LaToya Jackson and she wasn’t nude. My only question is: Does Mariah Carey still have to do shit like this? I thought her last album solidified her spot as an R&B queen?
9th Wonder leaves Little Brother
For real? Naw, I’m really not mad at this one. I’m a fan of Little Brother but 9th Wonder beats sometimes are a little one-dimensional. Not to say that they aren’t good (check my review of his CD with Murs). But with Little Brother’s last CD, The Minstrel Show, I felt they should have reached out to another producer (Just Blaze or Kanye maybe?) to do the first single if they wanted any recognition at all from the mainstream Hip-Hop community. But anyway, I wish both parties well. I know 9th Wonder is constantly producing and you can catch Little Brother’s new mixtape …And Justus For All on February 13th (it’s free!).
Def Jam: Icon
I have spent many days beating ass of Def Jam: Fight For NY. Now I can do it on the Xbox 360 with Def Jam: Icon. Why do I like to see rappers beating the crap out of each other? Cause it’s so damn fun, that’s why!
Did anybody else catch Jay-Z’s stalker on Dr. Phil?
She had this to say: “I’ve been stalking Jay-Z more than three years,” Katrina says matter-of-factly. “Jay-Z is the CEO of Def Jam [Records]. He’s a big celebrity. In my mind, he’s more than that. He is just my dream. I can’t seem to think of anybody else. He is my all and all.” Katrina buys every magazine Jay-Z is in, has called him over 300 times and e-mails him 200 times a day, but he has never responded. She even had a T-shirt made up with Jay-Z’s and her picture, that she says she sleeps in every night. “Jay-Z’s real name is Shawn Corey Carter. When I’m writing songs, I would just call him Shawn. I make up my own songs and leave them on his voice mail,” she shares. “I went to a Web site that has gossip, and they believe anything you say. I e-mailed them a letter, saying I was Jay-Z’s ex. I also went as far as saying Jay-Z liked me better than [his girlfriend] Beyoncé. He’s in love with me,” she reveals. “Everything was made up.” That chick is crazy!
Speaking of Jay-Z, Lil’ Wayne & Juelz Santana kinda get at Hovi & Nas when that spit on “Black Republican”. With lines like: “More like a black democrat running ‘em out of office” and “I don’t parking lot pimp, I just politic”, these young guns are going at the kings. I not the biggest Juelz fan, but this guy is everywhere (ex. White Rapper Show, Nike ads) and in the issue of XXL they have Wayne’s The Carter III as the most anticipated album of 2007. This song has been tearing up the internet/radio and it’s a teaser for their collaboration album, I Can’t Feel My Face (Until then I guess you can check out DJ Mick Boogie’s Blow: The “I Can’t Feel My Face” Prequel). Check the song out here.