Turning the Screw: UGK, DMX, Common, The Kanye, T.I., Ice Cube, Trick Daddy, Lil Keke and More
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: Hollywood F.L.O.S.S., "Attack of Hollywood"
The new UGK is really good. Buy it. Matter of fact, buy, like, six copies. Flesh-N-Bone is unaware of a law against carrying a gun without a license, despite being arrested for that very thing less than a year ago. DMX gets out of jail April 30, which means he'll be back in jail by May 4. Common is now the face of the new Diesel fragrance. Feel free to make your own Diesel smells awful/Common is garbage similes.
The Kanye reveals his new $200 tennis shoes. Lil' Wayne somewhat displeased with his authorized documentary, The Carter; sues. T.I. talks a little about how he's going to spend his last bit of time before he goes to lock-up. We didn't watch the entire thing, but we assume he said he'll be getting his body covered in tattoos that will help him break his brother out of prison. We officially hate the internet: King magazine goes under.
Ice Cube completes his career transformation, plays cop in new movie.
Here's the link to that that dope, dope White Stripes/various rappers mixtape from Adrian Champion. Cool stuff.
Queen Latifah is being sued for $1 million. Maybe she can call up Vivica A. Fox and hit up a few banks like the old days. Andre 3000 arrested for driving 1,000 mph over the speed limit. Trick Daddy does not understand how "treatment" works. Houston Rap Video of the Week Because you either missed it or forgot about it:
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