Turning the Screw: Chamillionaire, Z-Ro, Suge Knight, KRS-One, Snoop, Lil’ Kim, Yung Berg and More

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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 introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies.

Single of the Week: Dwane Sweazie (above), “Drank”

Wire To Wire

Purchase Chamillionaire’s new mixtape here.

We heard the new



and it’s dope


Vibe Magazine is not a fan of white musicians.

Aw hell, hide your jewelry (women, hide your faces): Suge Knight is out on bail.

Respect to KRS-One, but Soulja Boy? Soulja Boy? Sorry, K, we’re gonna have to ride with Ice-T on this one.

The Game

(right) doesn’t know how you console a family member at a funeral, but

he feels a nice punch in the head helps with the mourning


Jeff Weiss, writing a piece for the L.A. Times (and who wrote tonight's GZA preview), spoke with Arabian Prince. You can read the full interview at Jeff’s zealot-jabbing blog, Passion of the Weiss.

Can someone please explain to Solange how the “On Air” sign works? Thanks.

Australia: apparently not impressed with Snoop’s new clothing line.

Our thoughts go out to Dr. Dre and his family.

Lil’ Kim

(right), most likely, will not be invited to

Faith Evans’s next Christmas party


K-Ci is either a really great performer, or a really shitty friend. (Jo-Jo passes out at the 1:52 mark.) Check out how the big guy who comes onstage completely ignores the possibly dead K-Ci in lieu of picking up the microphone. How badass is that?

Yung Berg left Detroit wearing less jewelry than when he arrived, and Trick Trick has an odd understanding of what it means to save someone’s life.

Three Pointers

Three CDs out this week you otherwise never would have heard of (but are available on amazon.com nonetheless):

Hustle or Die, Made In The Streetz

Grandmaster Caz, Mid Life Crisis

Kasualty, Player Seduction - Shea Serrano

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