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"Hearse Cadillac," Willie D
Say it ain't so:Willie D gets locked up for wire-fraud conspiracy charges, faces a possible 20 years.
If we were D's lawyer, we would opt for the insanity plea by playing the Geto Boys' entireMind of a Lunatic
album really, really loudly in the courtroom. Last week, Rocks Off's Ray Cummings whittled The Cool Kids' latest mixtape from 21 tracks down to the best ten. It was a solid dissection;read it here
. And download the entire mixtapefor free here
. DMX is out of jail...and he's back in
Did you know that Eminem recorded a hard-to-find debut before he did
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Did anyone else see Paul Wall's wife on that E! TV show, Rapper Wives, talking about his then-permanent grill? We've got our fingers crossed that the aforementioned Cummings, who currently does the weekly American Idol blog post, begins a Rapper Wives chronicle. Louis Vuitton totally busted Rick Ross for wearing bootleg merchandise. Snoop Dogg has a card that allows people to mail him marijuana, apparently. Eminem is looking to help some laid-off auto workers by... taking them to L.A. to see Jimmy Kimmel Live live? What? Ummm, how about helping them find a job or paying some of their bills instead? Seems a little more helpful. We've always kinda liked Silkk The Shocker, so we were excited when we read this. NEW MOS DEF ALBUM FINALLY COMING THIS SUMMER!!! Introducing the new anti-gun campaign spokesman: T.I. Houston Rap Video of the Week Because you either missed it or forgot about it: