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Turning the Screw: Devin the Dude, Mos Def, Young Jeezy, Timbaland, Eminem, Fat Pat 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 [email protected]. Thanks, homies.

Single of the Week: "What A Job," Devin The Dude

Wire To Wire

A judge disallowed cameras in the courtroom for Rihanna's testimony against Chris Brown. Brown agreed with the judge's decision, saying, "Yeah, they'd better them keep them cameras out of here, otherwise I'm going to BEAT THE SH - er, excuse me." He then left abruptly.

Mos Def's new album, The Ecstatic, is phenomenal. Buy it and you'll get a free T-shirt.

Young Jeezy's homie was reportedly stabbed. When asked whether or not it actually happened, Jeezy responded, "THHAAAATTTT'S RRRIIIIIGHHHHT!" (Respect to Dave Chapelle for coming up with the premise for that joke, like, a decade ago.) And Jeezy and Gucci Mane are still not getting along.

We are really looking forward to the episode of Run's House where they discuss Jo-Jo's arrest. We're going to watch simply because of the possibility that when he does that thing at the end of the show where he types some inspirational message into his Blackberry while he's sitting in a bubble bath (is that the kind of shit rich people do?) he goes on some off-the-wall tirade. Fingers crossed.

Snoop Dogg and NFLer Willie McGinest are getting together for charity. No word on which charity they'll be supporting. Is there a charity that deals with women and drugs? It'll probably be that one.

New Wale mixtape. Get it.

Daz Dillinger would like to discuss a few things with Jermaine Dupri, Suge Knight, among others.

Timbaland is being sued for stealing beats. Love his response: "Sample and stole is two different things." Cool. He then continued, "I'm taking it serious though. I got a cousin who got locked up for sampling money from a bank."

Eminem is reportedly working on a new D-12 album.

Lil Wayne (and Drake and Jeezy and a whole host of others) are coming back to Houston.

New(ish) Wu music coming.

Hey, remember Remy Ma? She's still in prison.

Houston Rap Video of the Week

Because you either missed it or forgot about it.

"Superstar," Fat Pat

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