G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently talked about security precautions his camp has taken for tours in Africa and why requesting an army tank for navigation is not out of the norm.
Recalling a 2008 tour in Africa, the "Talk of New York" said performing overseas is unlike American venues.
"Ain't nothing realer than Africa man," Yayo said recalling the time he helped get 50 Cent's chain back after a fan snatched it during a 2008… Continue
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West Coast producer Dr. Dre speaks on battling Detox leaks and understanding fans' undying desire to hear his long-awaited album in the August/September VIBE.
Speaking on his unfinished "Under Pressure" Jay-Z collaboration plus T.I. and Ludacris reference tracks, Dre revealed his anger toward hackers.
"I'm not mad at the fans. I'm mad at the person that leaked the sh*t. I have no idea how it got out. It's not even worth… Continue
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50 Cent has proved his issues with Fat Joe still exist by releasing a new video mocking the rapper's new album, The Darkside, Volume 1 and its speculated first-week record sales.
In the video, 50 uses multiple clips of people crying to poke fun at the fellow New York rapper.
"What's up everybody, this your boy 50 Cent," Fif said in a video. "I just listened to Fat Joe's record and this is all I have to say." 50 the puts up a… Continue
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Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has given his first radio interview from Rikers Island and spoke exclusively with New York's Hot 97 radio personality veteran Funkmaster Flex.
Aside from speaking on Eminem and how often he keeps in contact with Young Money, Wayne reflected on why he was serving a sentence behind bars on a felony gun conviction.
"I'll definitely move more carefully," Wayne told radio personality Funkmaster Flex… Continue
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G-Unit's Tony Yayo has publicly praised Nicki Minaj and said the Young Money artist should definitely get down with his camp.
Yayo also revealed G-Unit passed up on an opportunity to sign her years ago.
"We could of signed Nicki Minaj," Yayo revealed in an interview. "It was just [a matter of] time and opportunity. We could of signed Keyshia Cole too, I was locked up [during] that -- she does represent South Side Jamaica… Continue
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'Keep donating,' says the G-Unit rapper, who is of Haitian descent.
While reflecting on the tragic earthquake and aftershock in Haiti just a half a year later, Tony Yayo said he has a message for everyone:
"I want to tell people it's only been six months," he told MTV News on Tuesday (July 13). "Don't forget what happened. And all the people that donated [before], keep donating and do what you got to do."
Yayo —… Continue
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RO: Your new single is "Pass the Patron." Who's the biggest drinker in G-Unit?
TY: I would say me. [Laughs] I'm the biggest drinker in the group. Banks drinks a little, but I really like to drink. 50 doesn't drink, period.
RO: What's your favorite drink?
TY: My favorite drink is Hennessy. Even though I like patron, I'd say Hennessey.
RO: Why the music drought in G-Unit lately?
TY: Well, we started venturing off into other things. I just did… Continue
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G-Unit soldiers Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo have signed on to headline Saturday's 4th Annual Hip-Hop For HIV Awareness concert at Reliant Center. Tickets are free, but only with an HIV test at one of the City of Houston Department of Health & Human Services' designated testing locations. A list is available online at www.hiphopforhiv.com
On the eve of the concert, Rocks Off caught up with… Continue
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Brown, a friend of Bell's fiancée, says she 'handled everything so gracefully.'
Four years after a shooting left an unarmed Sean Bell dead (on the eve of his wedding) and two of his friends wounded following a tragic incident with New York City police, the city has agreed to pay $7 million dollars to settle a federal lawsuit filed by Bell's family and his friends.
According to The New York Times, in the early hours of… Continue
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Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks attribute Eminem's chart-topping success to his fan base.
His reign at the top is not short like leprechauns, but long like scowling giants: Eminem is enjoying his fifth week with the top-selling album in the country. Wednesday, on the set of Lloyd Banks' "Any Girl" video, G-Unit members Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo said the key to Em's success is simple and obvious: He has a very loyal… Continue
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RO: Yayo told me he's the biggest drinker in the group. Is he telling the truth?
LB: Hell yeah. Yayo was the biggest drinker before the group [Laughs]. I was always the smoker.
RO: G-Unit hasn't been relevant in years. How important is it for you to regain your footing as a group?
LB: Music doesn't stay anywhere for anybody. There's probably ten other groups you can ask that same question. All you can do is… Continue
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Fans of self-proclaimed "Punchline King" Lloyd Banks will be pleased to learn that he's mapping out a comeback plan that doesn't include slinging mud at every big enchilada in the industry. With a new album tentatively slated to arrive this fall, Banks says he's as focused on music as ever.
In the meantime, he's putting aside vulgar rhymes to play HIV-awareness advocate alongside G-Unit ally Tony Yayo. Banks sounds off on Hunger For… Continue
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A judge withdrew charges stemming from an alleged January brawl between G-Unit MC's entourage and a show promoter.
A Canadian court has withdrawn all charges against Lloyd Banks, attorney Scott E. Leemon told MTV News. The charges stemmed from a January incident in which the G-Unit rapper and his crew allegedly attacked a Canadian concert promoter. In a statement to MTV News, Leemon said that all of the criminal charges the… Continue
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(AllHipHop News) A judge is expected to rule on a controversial injunction to ban rapper Big Bad 40 (previously known as 40 Glocc) from the Arbor Terrace Apartments.
The San Bernardino District Attorney’s office claims Big Bad 40 is a high ranking member of the Colton City Crips.
During the trial, prosecutors presented evidence to a judge that allegedly proved the rapper’s membership in the gang, by showing videos, lyrics and… Continue
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Actor William Daniels (“St. Elsewhere”) is 83. Actor Richard Chamberlain is 76. Actress Shirley Jones is 76. Country singer-songwriter John D. Loudermilk is 76. Musician Herb Alpert is 75. Actor Christopher Walken is 67. Comedian Gabe Kaplan is 65. Actress Rhea Perlman is 62. Actor Ed Marinaro (“Hill Street Blues,” “Sisters”) is 60. Guitarist Angus Young of AC/DC is 55. Actor Ewan McGregor is 39. Rapper Tony Yayo is 32.
Added by Stefan on March 31, 2010 at 1:24am —
G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has explained how large of a role 50 Cent will have on his upcoming third solo album.
Banks also spoke on if he would collaborate with pop singer Lady Gaga.
"He's actually heard a bulk of my records," Banks said about 50. "A lot of people don't realize that he's still the boss. I look to him for that guidance and when there's not many people to turn, I can turn left and see [Tony] Yayo and I can turn… Continue
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Sometimes when an artist has begun to lose his/her way and his/her album releases aren't being received by the listeners as well as they used to be, it might be time to start from scratch and reestablish a foundation.
With Raekwon dropping Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. 2 and Capone-N-Noreaga getting ready to deliver The War Report II, sequels are slowly beginning to become a trend as it sets the challenge to be better than the… Continue
Added by Stefan on March 29, 2010 at 1:07am —
'A lot of people don't know I write more than rap music,' MC says.
Lloyd Banks may be joining the recent ranks of Jay-Z (The Blueprint 3) Raekwon The Chef (Only Built 4 Cuban Linx ... Pt. 2) and Capone-N-Noreaga (The War Report 2) by making his album a sequel — The Hunger For More 2. Banks posted the title on his Twitter page, although the tweet has since been deleted and the G-Unit said the title is not official. Still, fans are… Continue
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This is a brand new exclusive off the Ballerstatus.com/Tha Advocate mixtape, Digital Dynasty Vol. 12. It's dropping next week. Shoutout 40 Glocc and Ras Kass.
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