The Inside Scoop on this week in Hip Hop.
Week of: 8/13-8/17
Written By: Natalie Hinds
Whats poppin people? This ya girl Miss Hinds back with another edition
of the Inside Scoop on Whats What in the wonderful world of Hip-Hop.
Rather than bore you with corny intros lets get straight into
SHINE LAUNCHING A SNEAKER LINE?! Aside from celebrating the release
of his debut album Due Season, the Memphis bred rapper is already expanding
his business into fashion. The sneaker line, named Traffic Jams, is
only the beginning of his other business initiatives. I
want to do the acting thing, but right now I am going to concentrate
on breaking in my team, states Shine. Eventually I want
to cross market with the shoes and the movies. I dont want to
let everything out, but it is going to be a lot of surprises.
Whoa! Sounds like the making of yet another entrepreneur, cant
knock his hustle though! Get ya shine on!
Remy Ma made a court appearance on Tuesday, August 14, to find out
if she would be indicted by a grand jury on various charges, including
attempted murder. Luckily for Remy, her case has not been heard by a
grand jury which means she can remain free on bail until her next court
date; that date will be November 29. These charges stem from an incident
outside of the club where an associate of the Bronx rapper was shot
and rushed to the hospital. I suspect that the district attorneys
getting conflicting views of the events from various witnesses and doesnt
wish to go before a grand jury until hes sure of what happened,
Ivan Fisher, Remys attorney, told the New York Daily News. It
is still unclear how Remys friend was shot.
Incredible Foxy Brown strikes again! LITERALLY!!! The Brooklyn bred
rapper turned herself in to the authorities on Tuesday, August 14 on
charges of felony assault for allegedly smacking her longtime neighbor
with her Blackberry last month. Apparently, Foxy hit the woman so hard
she was taken to Brooklyn Hospital and treated for a swollen right eye,
lip and is said to have some loose teeth as a result of the incident.
The anonymous victim filed a complaint with the police and Foxy agreed
to turn herself in on Tuesday. Wow! Sounds like that neighbor took a
real beating with that Blackberry. Should promoters think
twice about letting them in the club??
in the world has Ashanti been? She is rocking a new look in the
September issue of Cosmopolitan Magazine where she talks about working
on a new album due out in the fall and also a new film project; the
third installment of Resident Evil: Extinction. Ashanti
plays Nurse Betty who assisted a team of hunters in looking
for a virus that has infected humans around Las Vegas. Looking forward
to the new album
.hopefully its better than the last.
Stone airs it out in Essence Magazine! She talks about her past
relationship with the then sexy R&B Soul singer, DAngelo.
She talks about how she dated him before he was a sex symbol. When
I was dating him he wore glasses, had short hair and his pants were
hanging down to his butt. He was just a 19-year old kid with big shorts
and nobody cared and no one saw his beauty but me, says the
Stone. She states that it wasnt until Brown Sugar came out that
the rest of the world realized how truly sexy he is
The ex couple have a 10-year old son together. Pick up the latest
issue of Essence to get all the juice!
OF THE WEEK:
Talib Kweli "Hot Thing / In The Mood"
That about sums up this weeks rundown of the Inside Scoop of whats
what in Hip-Hop. Until next week my humble readers, this is ya girl Miss Hinds
and Im out!