Producer araabMUZIK is in hospital recovering after being shot last night in an attempted robbery. His manager DukedaGod posted the above picture on instagram and his friend Avatar Darko took to twitter to confirm the news.
Prey for my bro Araab! He just got shot but he’ll be alright! He’s strong!
— AVA†AЯ DAЯKO (@AvatarDarko) May 2, 2013
My lil brodi too trill! They tried to rob him and he ain’t come up off his shit so they tried get him outta there! He meant to be here! Foh!
— AVA†AЯ DAЯKO (@AvatarDarko) May 2, 2013
A statement to Billboard read:
“Rumors have begun to circulate and first and foremost, we want to let everyone know that AraabMUZIK is currently alive and well,” AraabMUZIK’s camp said in a statement. “He was out in his neighborhood last night with friends and unfortunately the victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is recovering now and police are investigating the crime. We appreciate all the concern and fan support and Araab is looking forward to a speedy recovery and returning to the stage as soon as he can.”
This could have easilly been bad news but fortunately the talented producer survived and we wish him a pleasant and fast recovery.
Sad news has come through that Chris Kelly, one half of the rap duo Kriss Kross has passed away at the age of 34. He was discovered unconscious in his Atlanta home. No official cause of death has been announced.
Official statement by his mother and the So So Def Family below.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce that our beloved Chris Kelly has passed away on May 1. To millions of fans worldwide, he was the trendsetting, backwards pants-wearing one-half of Kris Kross who loved making music. But to us, he was just Chris – the kind, generous and fun-loving life of the party. Though he was only with us a short time, we feel blessed to have been able to share some incredible moments with him. His legacy will live on through his music, and we will forever love him.”
– Donna Kelly Pratte (mother) & The So So Def Family
Update: After the jump Jermaine Dupri, who managed the band released his letter to the fans.
Detroit stand up! Detroit legends Eminem and Royce Da 5’9″ hit the studio with Big Sean. The photos were taken by Royce and posted on Instagram earlier on Friday but hopefully we get to hear the music soon. Check out more photos after the jump.
Iggy Azalea sat down with Karen Civil TV to explain her new deal with Def Jam and her relationship with T.I. and Grand Hustle.
As the executive producer for the soundtrack to Baz Luhrmann’s new movie The Great Gatsby, Jigga gets to add his own touch. Here goes a snippet of his track “$100 Bill”. The soundtrack is due out on May 7th.
Pro Era head Joey Bada$$ has taken to Twitter to announce his debut album title B4.DA.$$. It’s a smartly stylised version of his name meaning Before The Money. He also revealed a new posthumous Capital STEEZ project due out this summer.
My new project “B4.DA.$$.” is coming this Fall. #b4damoney
— oG $wank. (@joeyBADASS_) April 20, 2013
Jay-Z is no longer an owner of the Basketball team the Brooklyn Nets. He has had to reliquish his share in the team so he can work on his new venture Roc Nation Sports. Check out the full press release below.
Jay-Z covers the latest edition of Time Magazine as one of seven covers for their 100 Most Influential People In The World edition.
See the other seven covers at Time.
Kendrick Lamar ventured to the hills to shoot the video for his new single “B*tch, Don’t Kill My Vibe” on Tuesday. The West Coast rapper held court in all white as he filmed the scenes outdoors and inside a mansion. Not only was he joined by his TDE family, but also by some of his other famous friends including Juicy J and comedian Mike Epps.
“Me and Kendrick Lamar on the bitch don’t kill my vibe the makin of the movie Tde entertain,” tweeted Epps (@TheRealMikeEpps).
The shoot was kept under wraps, but a few photos have surfaced online, one tweeted by Epps.
The fan favorite appears on Kendrick’s debut good kid, m.A.A.d city and has already spawned a remix with Jay-Z.
Are you looking forward to the video?
Here goes the actual moment when Consequence hit Joe Budden from behind on the set of the ‘Love & Hip-Hop’ Reunion Show”. As you can see Consequence slaps him from behind before security grabs him and Tahiry then punches Consequence. Not much love or hip hop going on here!