Ex-Bad Boy artist writes book about Diddy and Bad Boy Entertainment, may require lawyer

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dancing_with_the_devil.jpg“Who he is is exactly who he is,” says ex-Bad Boy rapper Mark Curry (no, not that Mark Curry) of his ex-boss Diddy. If that statement is your kind of truth, you can expect a lot more of it in his new book, the subtly-titled Dancing With The Devil.
Curry appeared on Diddy’s 2001 hit “Bad Boy For Life”, which I’m not ashamed to say I bloody love. “We-ain’t… going-nowhere… we-can’t-be-stopped-now, cuz it’s Bad Boy for life.” You know, I’m going to fire that song up right now.
So anyway, Mark Curry has a fair bit to say about his time as Diddy’s employee. Remember how Diddy used to appear in just about every video anyone on his label ever put out? Curry reckons Diddy charged for those appearances.

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"Little Pimpin'" by Madeline Rose Smith (and her presumably rather scary father)

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little_pimpin.jpgThis rejig of Jay-Z’s “Big Pimpin’” comes from Funny Or Die but had me wanting to replace the “Die” with “Icky”. Although, admittedly, if you don’t “awww” at lyrics like the bit where she goes “sleep in bed with one eye open as long as I am snug”, then you’re dead inside.
However, I think you’re legitimately allowed to feel a leetle uneasy at the fact wee Madeline doesn’t look like she’s having all that much fun. Er, and I hate to bring up Minipops, but that bit where she goes “cute behindy”…?

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Joaquin Phoenix's rap career may/may not be a hoax

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joaquin_phoenix_nme.jpgBy now I’m sure you’ve seen Joaquin Phoenix’s first tramptastic public performance as a rapper, complete with pratfall, after supposedly quitting acting. (And if not, why not? See it over the page.)
Unsurprisingly, many people are finding the notion that this Hollywood star would pack it all in to work with Diddy, even if it is as part of a video project with his brother-in-law Casey Affleck, rather hard to believe. And overnight, the RSS update you see to your left popped up in my reader.
“Hmm,” I thought. “Hmm.” Then I stopped “hmm-ing” and clicked the thing, only to be taken to a page that no longer exists. Was the hoax outed? And then inned? Are NME in on the whole thing? Has this “friend” been bumped off?

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Cookin' With Coolio teaches you how to "control yo' seafood, b!tches"

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Coolio is currently residing in the UK’s Celebrity Big Brother house, where he is proving to be quite an accomplished shit-stirrer. But that’s not all he’s able to stir, oh no! Soz.

Last year he hosted his own online cookery show, Cookin’ With Coolio. Now, over Christmas I watched a bit of Rick Stein cooking some king prawns on a barbecue, and I have to say that five minutes of Coolio barbecuing prawns (or shrimp, as they say over there), while possibly not as culinarily informative, is a lot more entertaining.

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Lil Wayne: not the greatest video blogger alive

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Following in the footsteps of Diddy, who entertained us last year with Blair Witch spoofs aimed at Sarah Palin, Lil Wayne has hopped on the vlogging bandwagon of late.
Well, I say of late – he started back in June 2008. But since the number of updates he’s managed hasn’t yet topped half a dozen, you don’t have to worry about having missed too much from (here’s that title again) the self-proclaimed greatest rapper alive.
And although it’s nice that Mr Weezy is taking a little time out to address the fans, the content of his dispatches isn’t especially compelling.

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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony sued by basketball team

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Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone and Flesh-N-Bone, what have(n’t) you done?
OK, we’ll let Flesh-N-Bone off because I think he was in the clink at the time, but the rest of the Bones are being straight up suified for allegedly not showing up for a performance in Washington last year.
The law suit has been brought by a basketball team, with some people called the Jazz of Tacoma claiming that Bone Thugs-N-Harmony:
- RECEIVED payment for their scheduled performance in April 2007
- DONE a runner
I’m not sure what “injunctive relief” is, but the Jazz are after a bit of that, alongside $280,000 compensation.

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Busta Rhymes' "Arab Money" gets Galaxy's Steve Sutherland suspended

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arab_money.jpgLooks like Global Radio have been taking a leaf out of the BBC’s book. Multi MOBO-winning DJ Steve Sutherland has been suspended after some listeners to his networked Galaxy radio show complained after he aired Busta Rhymes’ “Arab Money”.
“Arab Money” is just another blingalicious number really (also, it takes a fair amount of “inspiration” from Erick Sermon’s “React”), except instead of namechecking east coast / west coast locations it mentions Dubai, Saudi Arabia and Iran. One can imagine problems may arise when Busta breaks out lyrics like “Sittin in casinos while I’m gamblin with Arafat”, and referencing “cameltoe bitches”. Oh, and pronouncing “arab” as “ay-rab” isn’t going to help, either.
Meanwhile, just saying the words “Iran and Iraq, Saudi Arabia!” is enough to get some folk riled these days.

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Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart compare prison time make mashed potatoes

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snoop_dogg_martha_stewart.jpgMy favourite bits?
“Yo, where do I put it at?”
“Yabba dabba do!”
“This smell gooood, what is this again?”
“You using white pepper? Step yo’ game up!”
“I wanna taste yours. I don’t trust mine.”
Check it out over the page.

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Roll Deep lampoon BNP in "Club 7" video

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roll_deep_club_7.jpgI suspect the bulk of Roll Deep’s new video had already been recorded when the list of BNP members leaked, but that hasn’t stopped them adding a scrolling list of names and locations below a figure with the head of a superimposed Nick Griffin.
It’s a pretty cheap alteration to the video really, and it gets their point across with the subtlety of a sledgehammer. And with many people claiming that the whole BNP list furore goes against the basic principles of democracy, it risks being seen as a spot of cynical witch-hunt bandwagon-jumping.
Having said that… er, check it out after the jump.

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Lil Goonie's "Girlz Gone Wild" fulfills its inevitable destiny by soundtracking a Girls Gone Wild ad campaign

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girls_gone_wild.jpgI suppose if you record a rap song called “Girlz Gone Wild”, about girls going wild (by which I don’t mean feral), there’s a fair chance it’s going to come to the attention of the folk behind “adult” DVD series Girls Gone Wild (link NSFW, duh).
And so it is with someone called Lil Goonie, who should surely be spending his time recording sample-heavy tracks with titles like “Hey You Guyyyys!” and “It’s Wet Ain’t It? Drink It!”.

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