Well this will be dope if this happens. John Singleton is in negotiation right now to get the Tupac film and being able to direct it. I am glad to hear that because we need to see a Tupac Shakur biopic done the right way. John Singleton was a friend of Tupac working with him on Poetic Justice with Janet Jackson. Remember that film when Janet Jackson wanted Tupac to get a HIV test before she could do any kissing scene with him. But anyway, John Singleton also wrote the Baby Boy script with Tupac in mind to be the main character before he died but Tyrese Gibson played it instead. Antoine Fuqua was supposed to do the biopic on Tupac Shakur first until he backed out.
This just blows my mind. DJ Dr. Dre might head back to the turntables and put on a show. Dre went to go see David Guetta spin in Spain and was so inspired that he might get on the decks. This is also something I want to see Dr. Dre do. I mean come on Dr. Dre use to spin with three turntables back in the day.
Before he was a platinum rapper or superproducer, Dr.Dre got his start in the 1980s as a DJ for the World Class Wrecking Crew, so when it comes to the wheels of steel, the Good Doctor knows a thing or two.
Maybe that’s why Beats by Dre snagged David Guetta to help develop the company’s new Beats mixr headphones, designed specifically for DJs. In fact, Guetta and the new DJ headphones have inspired Dre so much that the hip-hop luminary is considering returning to the decks.
“He’s passionate about what he’s doing,” Dre said of Guetta. “I flew all the way to Ibiza, Spain, to check him out, and I saw the show that he put together, and I was blown away, so who better to represent our DJ headphone?”
“Who has helped DJs more in the world than David Guetta?” Interscope Chairman Jimmy Iovine chimed in.
Guetta’s Ibiza show clearly left an impression on the Chronic producer and rapper, who saw more than just a DJ, but an artist at work. “From the beginning, just the energy that he brought and all the effects that he had,” Dre recalled. “He wasn’t just DJing and spinning records; he put on a show, and I took that home with me. I fell in love with the show.”
It’s no secret that Dre has been fine-tuning is long-awaited Detox album, but what fans may not know is that the former N.W.A producer has at least thought about returning to the DJ booth. “I’ve actually been talking about it a little bit; dusting my hands off and getting back in the DJ scene,” he said. “We’ll see what’s up with that in the future.”
Whoever is trying to sell Tupac’s sex tape is just wrong and dirty. If Tupac was alive we all know that Tupac would never allow for this to come out and now someone is trying to put it out now that he is dead. This is straight wrong I hope Afeni Shakur wins this battle. (Rest of Article Below)
Afeni Shakur and the Tupac Estate says anyone prepared to sell the deceased rapper’s alleged sex tape might as well prepare for war.
“Get the legal team ready because [we] will not allow someone to put it out,” Afeni Shakur said through a Tupac Estate spokesperson, a quote first given to TMZ.
“We will sue anyone who tries to sell a Tupac tape,” the spokesperson added.
This comes one day after pictures of supposed video were posted online that show’s Tupac’s likeness.
As previously reported, the footage was shot during a house party back in 1991. The clip is supposed to show a bare-chested Shakur with his pants down receiving oral sex.
Tupac Shakur had to be one of the most passionate and heartfelt rappers to ever touch a mic. This guy was very smart and was going to take hip hop somewhere it has never been. This guy took a lot of pride in what he did and what he stood for too. I mean you still can’t go to a lot of places without hearing his music being played. His album Me Against the World, All Eyez on Me, and Makaveli are all hip hop classics. I really feel this guy was much appreciated when he was a live and very much so now. Even though people might not agree with some of the things he did I felt that never took away what he did on the mic. Some people may feel he was overrated but I do not think that is true at all. It was the passion he had for blacks and the passion he had for his music genre is what drew people to him. Tupac Shakur may you Rest in Peace forever.
Yo this is what I love to hear. Dr. Dre back in the studio with the D.O.C. It looks like Dr. Dre is throwing away his old Detox and going to his old formula with the people he is going to be working with. This is what Dr. Dre neesds.
Earlier this year, The D.O.C. announced that he had split from Dr. Dre, telling HipHopDX that “I gotta move back and let him do what he doing.” But after falling out with the West Coast veteran, one of Hip Hop’s most venerable ghostwriters has reunited with Dre after their situation came to a head in October 2009.
Speaking with L.A. Weekly, D.O.C. explained that after dealing with his substance abuse problems and getting clean, he received a call from Dre to go back to the studio to work with him and Snoop Dogg on his oft-delayed Detox. He explains that he wanted to help “get that core audience back, with those types of songs, and that California vibe from the Chronic album.”
“We all got love for each other,” he continued. “I love Dre like my fucking family.”
D.O.C. also explains that he’s undergoing testing to see if he’s able to have a stem cell surgery to heal his larynx, scarred by a breathing tube after a car crash. Aside from reuniting with Dre, he’s filming a reality show titled “I Got My Voice Back” where he pens lyrics for new artists and pairs them with musicians like Snoop Dogg, Andre 3000 and Erykah Badu. Not only that, but he also hopes to film another reality show with Badu that focuses on their Dallas, Texas dwelling and in hopes to end with a marriage between the two.
Read the full article at L.A. Weekly.
All bad says Supreme Reaction man this we knew was gonna be crazy $25 g’s was the price for BIG’s head read below
An inmate has come forward with possible confirmation of the man who murdered Biggie Smalls while implicating members of the Nation of Islam, including himself, in the cover-up.
Former Nation of Islam member, and currently incarcerated federal felon, Clayton Hill has confessed to his role as an accessory after the fact to the murder of The Notorious B.I.G.
After first contacting HipHopDX on June 8th, Hill disclosed to DX that in October of 2010 he met with Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy DePodesta and two agents with the F.B.I.’s Domestic Terrorism Unit and revealed that in May of 1997, while acting under orders as an official with Muhammad Mosque #15 in Atlanta, Georgia, he took possession of a semi-automatic handgun from a fellow N.O.I. member from Los Angeles, California who introduced himself as Dawoud Muhammad.
“[Dawoud Muhammad] stated to me that he was on the run for the murder [of The Notorious B.I.G.],” Hill wrote to HipHopDX via the CorrLinks email system for federal inmates. “He disclosed that he was the shooter of The Notorious B.I.G. because he (Dawoud) was a former Blood gang member and was paid to do so.”
In his forthcoming e-book, Diary of an Ex-Terrorist, Clayton quotes Dawoud bragging to him of that payment, “And I made twenty-five ‘g’s’ off that.”
Hill, who is currently residing in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago (inmate #61829019), convicted of Conspiracy to Defraud the United States and Identity Theft, examined pictures of both the long-suspected gunman and mastermind in the Notorious B.I.G. shooting, Amir Muhammad and David Mack, that were included in a magazine upon HipHopDX’s request.
“I have looked at the pics in the mag,” Hill wrote, “and although I cannot say conclusively and with absolute certainty because that was 14 years ago, Amir Muhammad looks like the person who used the name Dawoud.”
“A member from L.A. wouldn’t know a member from Atlanta so you wouldn’t completely trust them,” explained Hill when queried by HipHopDX as to why Amir would adopt the false name Dawoud while dealing with fellow members of the Nation of Islam. “Also, consider that the N.O.I. is a paramilitary organization and all members do as instructed so if he or I were told by someone to give a false name as precaution then he would and it would be accepted without question.”
According to Hill, he was initially contacted in mid-May 1997 by Minister Tony Muhammad, the Western Regional Minister of the N.O.I., and asked to pick up someone from the Greyhound Bus Station in downtown Atlanta. This unnamed person was coming from Los Angeles headed through Atlanta.
Before ending his alleged call with Tony Muhammad, Clayton claims that he explained to the minister that he needed regional approval before proceeding with his request. Per Hill, a couple of hours later he was contacted by Brother Melvin Muhammad, the Account Executive based at the Chicago headquarters of the Nation assigned to the office of the Supreme Captain of the Southern Region, Abdul Sharrieff Muhammad, with instructions from the “Supreme” in reference to the earlier call from “Brother Tony in L.A.”
According to Clayton, Melvin Muhammad reiterated Tony Muhammad’s previous request. And after picking up the man he had been introduced to as “Dawoud,” Hill procured the weapon he claims he was instructed to retrieve. Writing in his book Clayton explained, “I told [Dawoud Muhammad] I had instructions to collect some property from him. He must have been given the same instructions because he didn’t hesitate or show any signs of doubt as he bent over and removed a trash liner out of a waste can and handed it to me to hold open. He reached into the duffle bag he brought with him and pulled out a semi-automatic hand gun that could have been a .9 millimeter or a .40 caliber wrapped in a white undershirt. Carefully he placed it into the trash bag making sure his hands never touched any of the exposed parts of the gun.”
After allegedly receiving his final instructions from Melvin Muhammad, Clayton claims he was instructed to take the “property” to Louisville, Kentucky. In Louisville, Hill delivered the gun to Emile Muhammad, the personal driver of Minister Louis Farrakhan. Emile Muhammad then allegedly transported the gun to its final destination within the headquarters of the Nation of Islam.
“Somebody in Chicago wanted that weapon,” Hill replied when asked by HipHopDX why a murder weapon would not be immediately disposed of and instead be taken on a cross-country trip from Los Angeles to Atlanta to Louisville to the N.O.I.’s HQ. “Who wanted it? I can’t say for sure but whoever wanted it had to be high ranking.”
Clayton does not believe that “high ranking” official within the Nation of Islam was its highest ranking member.
“I doubt if Minister Farrakhan knew anything,” wrote Hill. “He would have been insulated from that.”
HipHopDX has been unable to locate any previously published reports putting forth the theory that the Nation of Islam attempted to conceal the fact that a member of the N.O.I. had just murdered the then most popular rapper in the world by hiding the murder weapon used in that crime.
HipHopDX has additionally been unable to establish if Amir Muhammad was in Atlanta in May of 1997, or if he ever fled from his reported residence in Los Angeles at any time during that year. It has however been previously established by former lead detective in the Notorious B.I.G. murder investigation, Russell Poole, that Amir was in L.A. visiting the father of his godchildren, David Mack, seven months after Clayton Hill’s alleged run-in with the murderer of Biggie Smalls, in December of 1997, while Mack sat in jail after being arrested for robbing a South Central branch of Bank of America of $722,000.
Clayton Hill left the Nation of Islam in 2000, and only came clean a decade later about the illegal activities he engaged in during and after his time with the N.O.I. to spare his wife a possible lengthy prison term for her alleged involvement in Clayton’s most recent criminal activity.
Writing in the prologue to his book Hill explained, “Four years ago, in 2006 I created a scheme to file false tax returns on debit cards and withdraw the proceeds from ATM’s all over the city. I filed 122 tax returns and according to the government I netted a little over three hundred thousand dollars. The government went after my wife to get at me and she was three floors below me [in the M.C.C.] on the twelfth floor and had been incarcerated as long as I had. Because we had a two-year old daughter who was being passed from family friend to family friend I made the decision to proffer against myself so Tamara, my wife, could get a reduced sentence and get back to our daughter.”
Tamara was eventually sentenced to time served after being released on a signature bond, without objection from the prosecution, just one week after Clayton’s meeting with the government.
“My proffers protect me from anything I say,” he noted to DX, “but you have to realize that anyone [in the N.O.I.] who confirms anything can be charged as an accessory after the fact.”
A credible source close to Clayton’s case, who requested to remain anonymous for this report, confirmed with HipHopDX that the meeting he claims to have had with Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy DePodesta and the F.B.I. in October did in fact take place, with Hill revealing the same information to the government that he shared with DX.
While his wife received credit for this disclosure, Hill himself did not receive a sentence reduction for his revelations regarding the cover-up of the murder of The Notorious B.I.G. A criminal defense attorney specializing in federal cases advised HipHopDX that this likely occurred because Clayton’s criminal history would preclude his usefulness under cross-examination in any future trials, making Hill an ineffective witness for the government.
Clayton’s inability to definitively identify the man he knew as Dawoud likely further frustrated the government and led to a lack of credit for his revelations.
“I reviewed pics with the F.B.I. and could not conclusively identify the person they showed me,” Clayton explained. “But the face did look familiar. It has been 14 years.”
Even with the failed I.D. and lack of credit for his confessions, Hill remains adamant that his statements to the government were the primary catalyst for the F.B.I.’s revelation to CNN in January that their now 14-year-old investigation into the murder of The Notorious B.I.G. had been “reinvigorated.”
Hill’s e-book containing all of the aforementioned allegations (and many more), Diary of an Ex-Terrorist, is due for release July 15th via Clayton’s own Bella Media Group [@BmGrp1].
Stay tuned to HipHopDX for our forthcoming feature containing additional jaw-dropping details provided by Clayton Hill regarding the cover-up of the murder of The Notorious B.I.G.
If you want to be a mogul or a hustler just look at the life of Sean P. Diddy Combs. I know I know a lot of people hate on this guy but at the end of the day this guy is successful. He has a label that is still standing, a clothing line and his own vodka. I mean I do not agree with every move this guy makes but he knows how to survive and he knows how to hustle. He did introduce us to Biggie Smalls and Shyne who I like in the hip hop game. He got LOX there first start on a major label. With Dr. Dre giving you the stamp of approval that means a lot. (Rest Of The Article Below).
A number of artists were honored Friday night (June 24th), in Los Angeles at ASCAP’s 24th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards.
Rapper Ludacris and producers Matthew “Boi-1da” Samuels and Noah “40” Samuels tied for the Songwriters of the Year Award, while be B.o.B.’s hit single “Nothin On You” took home top Rap Song of the Year.
The highlight of the evening came when Sean “Diddy” Combs was honored with ASCAP’s Founders Award in recognition of his “achievements as a producer, artist, entrepreneur, actor and icon whose creative genius continues to shape the course of music.”
Super producer/Aftermath Entertainment label owner Dr. Dre was on hand to present the Founders Award to Combs.
Dr. Dre acknowledged Combs’ accomplishments in a prepared speech.
“If you ask a group of people what hustle is, you are probably going to get a lot of different answers,” Dr. Dre told the crowd. “But I think it’s doing whatever it takes to become successful. It takes focus, determination and playing the game a little harder than those around you. Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs is a hustler. As a matter of fact he is what I call an ‘extreme hustler.’ He is a producer, actor, has created a clothing empire, and he is also responsible for creating one of my favorite Vodkas [Ciroc].”
Other artists and celebrities who attended ASCAP’s 24th annual rhythm & soul music awards included Lyor Cohen, Jimmy Iovine, Drake, Letoya Luckett, the Legendary Traxster, Drumma Boy and others.
Past recipients of the ASCAP founders award include Garth Brooks, Dr. Dre, Stevie wonder, Billy Joel, Paul McCartney, Berry Gordy Junior, and others.
Well I guess we know who shot Tupac Shakur the first time. Dexter Isaac has admitted to shooting and robbing Tupac at the Quad Studio. We are still unclear if he shot the five shots or if someone else that was with Isaac shot him. I am pretty sure more information will come up too. (Rest of Article Below)
After years of speculation, Dexter Issac, a convict and former associate of Czar Entertainment CEO James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond, has come forward and admitted to shooting rap legend Tupac Shakur in 1994 under the orders of Rosemond.
In a statement to allhiphop, Issac—who is currently serving a life sentence in prison for murder and robbery convictions—confessed to assaulting Shakur on November 30, 1994 at Quad Studios for $2,500 given to him by Rosemond.
“In 1994, James Rosemond hired me to rob [Tupac] Shakur at the Quad Studio,” Issac wrote. “He gave me $2,500 plus all the jewelry I took, except for one ring which he wanted for himself.”
“I want to apologize to his family [Tupac Shakur] and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Jimmy Henchman],” he continued. “I am trying to clean it up to give [Tupac and Biggie's] mothers some closure.”
As hip-hop fans know, Tupac was reportedly shot five times on the night of November 30. It is unclear if Issac admitted to firing all five shots. The Notorious B.I.G. was also in the studio at the time of ’Pac’s attack, and Shakur believed that he had something to do with the incident, which resulted in a deadly feud between the two MCs.
This isn’t the first time Rosemond’s name has come up in the attack. Shakur fingered Rosemond in the shooting on his song “Against All Odds” “And did I mention/Promised a payback, Jimmy Henchman/In due time/I knew you bitch niggas was listening/The world is mine/Set me up/Wet me up/Niggas stuck me up/Heard the guns bust/But you tricks never shut me up.”
Previously reported, Rosemond is currently on the run following a federal arrest warrant for his alleged involvement in a cocaine distribution ring. In a statement issued to XXLMag.com on May 23, 2011 Rosemond called Issac an informant that was helping the government in their case against him. “If the government is relying on informants like Winston ‘Winnie’ Harris, a convicted drug dealer and Jamaican deportee, who came to me and motioned via hand signal that he was forced to wear a wire and begged me to skip town or Dexter Isaac who is serving life in prison plus 30 years then I’m sure I will not be offered a fair trial. Where’s the real proof that I have committed these crimes? I just want my fair trial and to not be railroaded as they so eagerly want to do.”
Issac said these false allegations by Rosemond motivated him to come forward. He also said, that since the statute of limitations on the crime is up, he feels comfortable admitting his wrongdoing.
Tupac would have turned 40 years old tomorrow, June 16.