The BET Hip-Hop Awards wil take place this coming weekend at the Boisfeuillet Jones Civic Center in Atlanta and will air Tuesday, October 9.
50 Cent and Fat Joe are rumored to put their long standing feud aside this weekend in the name of their late manager, Chris Lighty. Complex is reporting that former acts from Violator management including 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott and more will perform a medley of hits in a tribute to the Hip-Hop super-manager. BET’s Vice President of Communications Tracy McGraw refused to confirm the details of Complex’s report. When asked if BET could deny the same thing, McGraw explained: “That’s a good question. I think we’ll just go with ‘Could not confirm.’”
Kimbella, who is currently on the cover of Black Men Magazine’s June issue along with Keyshia Dior and Charm Killings, will be branching out to expand her career into acting and music.
Kimbella discussed her career in a previous interview with AllHipHop.com, conducted prior to her being cast in the reality show, telling Allhiphop.com
“I’m trying to transition into acting and singing, I’m launching my pop career and as we speak I’m recording in the studio. My sound is definitely not Beyonce, but more of a Fergie, Rihanna type sound.”
Kimbella said that Juelz is the person that has been most supportive of her decision to branch out into bigger and better things and he is totally behind her career moves.
One of the shows stars, Somaya Reece, recently posted a picture of herself on her blog with Fabolous‘ girlfriend Emily Bustamante, and confirmed that season two is being taped.
She also stated that new episodes of “Love & Hip Hop” could begin airing as early as next month.
All of the original show’s cast members are slated to return, including Olivia, and Jim Jones‘ mother Nancy Jones.
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(AllHipHop) Former rap manager/mogul James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond has been hit with 13 charges related to his role in a drug dealing operation that the government claims earned more than $10 million annually, in drug proceeds.
According to reports, the 46-year-old has been charged with maintaining a “supervisory and management position” in a continuing criminal enterprise that began trafficking large amounts of cocaine in 2007.
Rosemond was arraigned yesterday (July 6th), along with other men, including his brothers Kesner and another brother named Mario.
Also named on the indictment are Jason Williams, Tony Martin, and a man named Dennis Graham a.k.a. “Mark Black.”
Federal authorities are seeking to confiscate Rosemond’s $1 million-dollar condominium on the Hudson River in Manhattan, as well as a luxury condo in BelTell loss in Brooklyn worth almost $3 million.
While Rosemond was indicted for his role in the drug viewing operation, he was not charged with the murder of 50 Cent‘s associate Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher, a crime he can legally still be charged with.
Fletcher was allegedly gunned down by two associates within the Rosemond drug dealing organization.
The slaying was allegedly in retaliation for Tony Yayo‘s assault on Rosemond’s young son, as he walked to the offices of Czar Entertainment, one of the companies Rosemond used as a front for his drug dealing operation.
Rosemond faces up to life in prison if he is convicted on the drug charges, alone.
A man has admitted to shooting rap star Tupac Shakur in 1994 after allegedly being paid $2,500 dollars by James ‘Jimmy Henchman’ Rosemond inside Manhattan’s Quad Studios in November of 1994.
Dexter Isaac, a former friend of Rosemond, is an inmate currently serving life in prison for murder, robbery and other offenses.
Isaac came forward Wednesday (June 15) with the information on the eve of what would be Tupac’s 40th birthday. (Read his statement here.)
He confessed to his involvement in the November 30th, 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur, after Jimmy Henchman identified him in a statement, relating to Henchman’s indictment for dealing numerous kilos of cocaine.
“I want to apologize to his family [Tupac Shakur] and for the mistake I did for that sucker [Jimmy Henchman],” Dexter Isaac said from prison. “I am trying to clean it up to give [Tupac and Biggie's] mothers some closure.”
Henchman, who is currently on the run from Federal officials, claimed that Dexter Isaac, along with other incarcerated inmates were cooperating with the government in an investigation of his alleged drug dealing activities.
“If the government is relying on informants like Winston “Winnie” Harris, a convicted drug dealer and Jamaican deportee, who came to me and motioned via hand signal that he was forced to wear a wire and begged me to skip town or Dexter Isaac who is serving life in prison plus 30 years, then I’m sure I will not be offered a fair trial,” Henchman said in May of 2011.
Read Isaac’s apology to the mothers of Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.!
What do you think of Isaac’s confession?
The rapper a.k.a. Bankhead Carlos previously hinted that he might sign with G-Unit in an interview saying,
“[Me and 50] had a good six or seven hour meeting and I think it went well. I’m just waiting for his attorneys to get with my attorneys and we are going to concrete it.”
He confirmed his signing this weekend telling AllHipHop,
“This is like something before the album, my new situation with G-Unit was just solidified and I got off the phone with 50 yesterday, I just signed a really large deal.”
Lo is said to be working on his G-Unit debut.
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