Turning the Screw: Arrest In Trae Day Shootings, More Michael Jackson Exploitation, Who's Getting Slappy and Who's Getting Stabby

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 [email protected]. Thanks, homies.

Single of the Week: Paul Wall feat. Baby Bash, "Lemon Drop."

Wire To Wire

This weekend, 19-year-old Albert Walker "A-Walk" Mondane, one of the suspects being sought in the Trae Day shootings, turned himself in to authorities. Patooey. (That's us spitting on the floor.)

Remember that guy that was supposed to have been a linchpin in the Tupac murder? According to him, he's totally the victim of a conspiracy.

C-Murder sentenced to life. Yipes.

We automatically liked Royce Da 5'9" more after we heard this.

Were you thinking, "I wonder who will be the next to exploit Michael Jackson's death?" Well, here you go.

Did you just read that last item and think, "Well, that was okay, but I'd like to see a little more Michael Jackson exploitation, preferably from someone who used to have a wack TV show." Well, here you go.

Ghost, Meth and Raekwon are working on a new album. With regards to music, we pretty much ride inside our own fences, but we'll probably illegally download this. Joking.

Jay-Z to perform at the VMAs. Isn't there, like, a reverse age limit or something when it comes to VMA performers?

Vibe magazine is back from the dead. Dammit.

You know how everyone has been saying how Slaughterhouse would be way better without Joe Budden? Well, Raekwon punched Budden in the head. There's a connection in there somewhere.

Remember Sara Stokes, that sometimes-attractive woman from Diddy's Making the Band? She's getting all stabby nowadays, apparently.

We happened across Locksmith's "Rare Form" video (above) this weekend. Cool stuff, but we can't help but feel like he would be way better received if he looked like Nas circa 1996. If you've never checked out Locksmith before, browse some of these battle videos. He's pretty good.

According to Ludacris, fat girls are $200 dollars cheaper to employ per day than "Main Girls."

Late last week, we mentioned that rapper who got arrested for writing a song about killing cops. These cops might've one-upped his dumbness here.

Houston Rap Video of the Week

Because you either missed it or forgot about it.

"On My Side" K-Rino

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