In today’s side eye news –self proclaimed Hollywood medium, Tyler Henry, claims to make contact with rap queen Lil’ Kim’s late soulmate –Biggie.
For those living on Mars, Christopher ‘Notorious Big/Biggie’ Wallace was a Brooklyn born rapper who has consistently been ranked as one of the greatest and most influential rappers of all time. He also founded the group Junior M.A.F.I.A. in which Lil’ Kim became the breakout international rap star. During the time, Biggie and Kim were also carrying on a torrid love affair while Biggie was married to soul singer, Faith Evans. Kim always claimed Biggie as her own man, despite his nuptials to another woman.
Prior to his death, Biggie was heavily involved in the growing East Coast–West Coast hip hop feud with rapper Tupac Shakur and Death Row records.
On March 9, 1997, Wallace was killed in a drive-by shooting in Los Angeles. His shooter is still unknown.
Personally, I don’t know how to feel about mediums because I’ve never spoken to one, but I do think this guy was privy to the same information that WE ALL were about Kim & Big’s “situationship.” I mean I didn’t feel like he stated any facts that we didn’t already know but whatever. Let the guy work.
Check out the clip, what do you think? Are mediums real or real phony?
Sonya Miller, the ex wife of southern rap entrepreneur, Percy “Master P” Miller, is spilling the beans on her messy divorce from the No Limit mogul.
In the interview, the former Mrs. Miller dismissed her ex husband’s accusations of drug abuse and admitted that the breakup has negatively affected her relationship with her children.
According to TMZ, she filed a lawsuit against her son Romeo for $67 million, in which she denies. [Catch that backstory here] She says she loves her children and is sorry that they got entangled into the nasty divorce from their father.
A former aspiring female rapper, she also reminisced about her days as a hip hop artist named, “Sonya C” and referred to herself as rap mogul who helped create No Limit records. She said she and “P” met and fell in love in high school. They were married 24 years.
She plans to release a book about her life as the “First Lady of No Limit” in the near future.
Check out the interview below and let me know what you think in the comments.
Today (August 19) is the birthday of the ‘LBC’ OG, Nate Dogg.
Nathaniel “Nate Dogg” Hale was known for laying his melodic hooks down on some of Hip Hop’s classic west coast bangers. His voice was golden.
He was a member of the rap trio 213. During his solo career he collaborated with Dr. Dre, Eminem, Warren G, Tupac Shakur, Westside Connection, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Ludacris, Xzibit, and Shade Sheist on many hit releases.
He released three solo albums, G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 in 1998, Music & Me in 2001, and Nate Dogg as a bootlegged album in 2003 and on CD in 2014.
Here’s a few more cool facts about Nate Dogg:
- He was born in Clarksdale, Mississippi in 1969.
- He began singing in church as a child where his father was the pastor and his mother — the choir director.
- He moved to Long Beach, CA at age 14 with his mother after his parents divorced.
- He is the cousin of LA rappers Butch Cassidy & Snoop Dogg.
- He dropped out of high school and left his mother’s home at age 17.
- He served 3 years in US Marine Corps as an ammunition specialist.
- In the mid 2000’s, Nate formed his own gospel group, Innate Praise.
- In 2008, Nate Dogg suffered 2 strokes — one leaving the left side of his body paralyzed.
- In 2011, Nate Dogg died at the age of 41 of complications from the previous strokes.
Rest In Peace Nate Dogg. Your delightful & illustrious voice is truly missed in music. There will never be another you.
Compton legend Eric “Eazy E” Wright’s widow is suing his son for the rights over the name of his company, Ruthless Records.
Eric “Lil Eazy” Wright Jr. is the oldest son of the rap pioneer.
Ruthless Records was founded by Eazy-E , Jerry Heller and Dr. Dre. in Compton, California in 1986. The label’s acts over the years have earned RIAA certifications of Platinum or higher on 15 of its released albums, including releases by N.W.A, Eazy-E, MC Ren, The D.O.C., Michel’le, J.J.Fad and Bone-Thugs-n-Harmony.
According to Bossip:
In a lawsuit filed by the widow of Eazy-E, Tomika Wright is looking to stop Eazy’s son, Eric Darnell Wright, from using the name “Ruthless” to sell his record label. According to The Jasmine Brand, she filed a federal trademark infringement suit against him this week. In the suit, she alleges that Eric and his business partner, Arnold White, posted a website called ruthlessrecordsinc.com.
She claims that they are using the site to do business as Ruthless Records. The site is described the company as “a full service marketing and business strategies firm, specializing in the music and entertainment industry. Our goal is to bring new music to life by inspiring a culture of creative artists”.
Tomika is not here for it. Eazy-E founded Ruthless Records in 1986 and she has owned the company since Eazy-E’s death.
Check out the website here.
What do you think about Eazy’s E’s wife suing his son?
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I can appreciate his spirit.
Link Up DamianMarleyMusic.com for the official city tour dates for Marley’s Stony Hill Fall 2017 Tour.
His new album “Stony Hill” is out now and available everywhere.
Rolling Stone Review
Between LPs with Nas and Mick Jagger, and more recent tracks with Jay-Z (4:44‘s “Bam”) and Skrillex (“Make It Bun Dem”), Damian Marley (a.k.a. Jr. Gong) has been his late father’s rangiest ambassador.
His first solo album in a decade is an inspiring 18-track collection, flexing authority on roots jams and dancehall bangers, political meditations (“Walking home a youth gets killed/Police free to shoot at will,” he sings on “Slave Mill,” with his dad’s indomitable ruefulness) and come-ons (the Drake-ian “Grown and Sexy”). It’s a reminder that reggae remains a potent pop force, especially when it’s in the hands of a master.