Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: K-Rino, "Past, Present, Future"Wire To Wire
In case you forgot about him, here's the link toHouston rapper Nosaprise
. We caught his performance at the Westheimer Block Party and felt obligated to mention that, after some early sound trouble, he ripped it the last half of his set. Bad week for T-Pain: First, he's getting sued for selfishly deciding not to perform at a concertafter receiving a few measly death threats
. Then he was ina golf cart accident
and lost several teeth. That's funny on a whole bunch of different levels.
How's this: Method Man, looking to craft a brilliant legal defense as to why he had accumulated $50,000 in tax debt, blamed it on - you guessed it - his marijuana addiction. In your face, Jack McCoy from Law and Order. T.I. will not be doing whatever he likes anytime soon - he was sentenced to a year a and a day in prison. You can never have too many Devin the Dude mixtapes.
Trick Daddy announced that he's had lupus for the last 11 years. We like to think that conversation with the doctor went as such:
Doctor [looks at chart]: Um, Mr. Daddy, is it? Trick Daddy: Uh huh. D: I've got something to tell you. TD: Okay. D: Well... TD: What's up? D: You have lupus. TD: Shut up.
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The new DOOM album is about what you'd expect. Always nice to hear from him, though. Flo Rida killed a rabbit or something. The Game plays video games better than Bow Wow, and we got to post some Lil' Flip videos out of it because we're liberal with our ham-fisted segues.
French photographers, hide your cameras: The Kanye is heading to Europe. Dame Dash's wife filed for divorce. We think if you married Dame Dash, you should be legally bound to be with him forever. We mean, that's your bad. Jim Jones does not let the legal system deter his hustle, does in-store album signing the day of his court appearance. First of all, we'd like to say that we have been nowhere near Dallas nor Austin lately. Secondly, there was a stalker outside Erykah Badu's house recently. Houston Rap Video of the Week Because you either missed it or forgot about it.