INSIDER- The Inside Scoop on this week in Hip Hop.
Week of: 6/11- 6/15
Written By: Natalie Hinds
So many events have transpired this week. From Fabolous charges getting
dismissed, to Omillio Sparks album listening party, to news about Timbaland
getting into a physical altercation, down to the untimely death of Dipset
affiliate, Rayquan Elliot, better known as Stack Bundles. This past week has
been tragic as well as entertaining. Lets right down to business shall
beats the charges!! Thats right ladies and gentlemen; the
Brooklyn rapper was given his walking papers after the judge dismissed
the illegal weapons charges that were imposed on him after his arrest
in October 2006. The arrest stems from an incident that occurred in
front of P. Diddys Justins restaurant. He was shot in the
right thigh and immediately fled the scene with his friends. Upon his
escape, the car he was in ran a red light and the cops subsequently
pulled them over where the uncovered a .40 caliber and .380 caliber
semiautomatic. Fabolous was treated at a nearby hospital and arrested
thereafter. [Fabolous] is more relieved than
his lawyer Alberto Ebanks. He should have never been here in the first
Sparks celebrates the anticipated release of his new album, titled Pay
Back, slated to be released on August 14th 2007. In attendance was
none other than Peedi Crack and Koch Records Label Execs, amongst
other music industry elites. The event was held at Jay-Zs 40/40
lounge yesterday, in New York City. There will be another event held
tonight @ the 40/40 lounge in Atlantic City, for all those Omillio Sparks
fans; you definitely dont want to miss out on that one!
music producer Timbaland lost his cool in Germany this past Sunday.
The altercation occurred after a Justin Timberlake concert in Cologne,
Germany where a man became enraged after witnessing his girlfriend entertaining
conversation with Timbaland. The man, whos name is Robert F.,
lashed out at Timbaland, calling him the N word. Timbaland, along with
his friends, attacked Robert, which lead him to a visit to a nearby
hospital. Timbaland was jailed and released on a 750€ bond (about
$1,000 US) early Monday Morning. According to the authorities, this
matter is still under investigation.
incredible Foxy Brown received the judges pardon yesterday
(June 14) after she had been threatened with jail time for violating
her probation. According to Judge Jackson, Foxys probation report
was one of her best. She mentioned that for the past two months, Foxy
had kept her appointments with her probation officer, gotten permission
before she left the state, passed all her drug tests and attended her
required anger management classes. Foxys probation stems from
an incident that occurred at Bloomie Nails in New York City back in
2004. I must say I am proud of Ms. Brown, keep up the good work Foxy!
and prayers go out to the family of Dipset affiliate, Stack Bundles,
who was shot and killed on Monday, June 11 2007. Stack Bundles, whose
real name is Rayquan Elliot was, was out partying with friends at club
Stereo in New York City. The gang retreated to White Castle and then
preceded to Stacks home on Beach Channel Drive, in the Redfern
Houses of Far Rockaway, New York. After walking towards the car from
escorting Stack to the door, one of his friends heard gunshots and ran
back to find the rapper dead in the lobby of his building. Stacks
money and credit cards were all present except for a medallion that
had been stolen. Police still havent
uncovered any leads.
Family and fans of
the fallen rapper are devastated by his
tragic death. I
dont know what happened, said his grieving aunt, Janet Howard. But
I hope they catch the person.
of the week!
HAPPY B-DAY PAC
September 13, 1996
PISSES ON STAGE!
She blamed the incident during a performance at San Diegos
Street Scene festival in California on a lack of toilet-going
opportunities. She says, We had to rush onstage before I
had the chance to go to the restroom. It was a very embarrassing
night for me."
I hate to end on such a sad note. Stack Bundles you will be missed immensely.
That about sums up this weeks rundown on the news in hip-hop. Everyone
have a great and safe weekend! This is ya gurl Miss Hinds and Im out!