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Turning the Screw: K-Otix, T-Pain, Bun B & Face?, Jay-Z & Coldplay, Master P, The Game, The Kanye, MF Doom 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: K-Otix, "Let Me Be Your Addiction" (feat. Michele Thibeaux)

Wire to Wire

Okay, We've got four local bits of news, But please, please, watch this T Pain video. Normally, we'd never advocate such a thing, what with T Pain being such a dipstick and all, but he really outdid himself here. We will officially not make any "T Pain is a douche bag" statements for several days.

Happy 50th birthday, NASA (above). JSC in the hizzy!

We're a fan of Bun B. Bun B is a fan of Too Short. Thus, we are a fan of Too Short, too. Deductive logic is foolproof.

Did anybody else see the cover of October's Free Pree Houston? It is fantastic.

Also, Bun B covered the Hurricane Ike aftermath for MTV. You gotta love how sincere he sounds.

And the rumblings are starting up again about a Bun B/Scarface album. Anyone who doesn't include both of 'em in the "Best Rappers Ever" conversation is a dumb shit.

Chamillionaire is going to save Texas rap? Come on, he doesn't even cuss.

ABC News

Remember how dope Jigga and Chris Martin's "Beach Chair" was? Us neither, but they're going to give it another shot, this time remaking X & Y's "Lost!."

What the? You mean women used to provide substance to hip-hop? That's dope. Does anyone know if Karrine "Superhead" Steffans showed up?

Scooping up Lil' Wayne and Pharrell is a good move on Fall Out Boy's part, but Pete Wentz is still a douche.

Pepe Jeans is suing Master P. Yipes. Don't that know that he's the colonel of the mah-fucking tank?

Isaac Hayes tribute added to VH-1's Hip Hop Honors. No snarky joke here; Chef was dope.

So let's get this straight: Hell Date is still on the air, but Rap City is getting cancelled? Son of a bitch.

A few weeks ago we wrote about how The Game consoles family members at a funeral by punching them in the face. And because of his pugilistic ways, now he's gotta go to Anger Management classes. Cool.

Bow Wow is participating in the Walk Across America voting initiative. Soon to come: the "Run Bow Wow Over Whenever You See Him Walking Across America" anti-annoyance initiative.

Diddy gets another reality TV show. Ugh.

It's against the law to take someone's property and smash it on the floor. That is, unless your name is The Kanye. Maybe that's because even Barack is listening to him.

Three Pointers

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

Kingpin Skinny Pimp, Montana Stacks

MF Doom, Operation: Doom

Cypress Hill, Original Album Classics - Shea Serrano

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