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This weeks featured city is HOUSTON! You can always submit your music and info to criscomusic@yahoo.com so I can put it up for others to listen to and download! Dj’s and music fans, ENJOY! – Crisco

BUN B. FT. T-PAIN “TRILLIONAIRE

 

CHALIE BOY “LOOK LIKE MONEY

CHINGO BLING & FADE DOGG “LET ME KNOW” – The Tamale Kingpin just doesn’t stop! From the music to the web, Chingo Bling is one of the most consistant in the game for almost a decade! Stop by www.ChingoBling.com and find out what’s happening in Chingo’s world and don’t miss the exclusives!

Chingo Bling

J DAWG FT. SLIM THUG “1st 48”

FAT PIMP “MASERATI

Fat Pimp

 

ROXI JANE “I’M SINGLE REMIX”

Make sure you visit Roxxi Jane’s OFFICIAL website at www.RoxxiJane.com and follow her on Twitter @Suprlatina!

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MATCHES & BIG AL “PARTY GIRLS”

The song is playing in all the hottest clubs in Houston, 2 TOP40 stations in Houston (104.1, 95.7) and one HD-2 dance channel (Energy 95.7). The song is less than 1 month old, and spreading across the state of Texas.

CLEAN: http://bit.ly/9KDh1e
DIRTY: http://bit.ly/9EXN4z
INST: http://bit.ly/c61OhS

http://bit.ly/d1is9h posted on Kaden’s blog from KKHH

http://bit.ly/cRDjcW Houston Press Artist of the Week!!!

ALSO CHECK OUT:

i10 SOUNDMOB

TWITTER: @i10_soundmob
MIXTAPE DL: http://indy.livemixtapes.com/mixtapes/10791/i10_rappin_in_my_closet.html

DRAKE DOMINATES BILLBOARD HOT 100

Drake’s Thank Me Later not only debuted at number one on the Billboard 200,
but he has seven songs on the Billboard Hot 100 list! Check them out: <WM>

#5 “Find Your Love”
#32 “Over”
#49 “Up All Night” Ft. Nicki Minaj
#57 “9AM in Dallas”

#63 “Miss Me” Ft. Lil Wayne
#71 “Fireworks,” Ft. Alicia Keys
#87″ Fancy” Ft. T.I. & Swizz Beatz

And…

DRAKE DOESN’T WANT TO CARRY YOUNG MONEY

There are many talented artists within Young Money, but it seems like Drake
is getting the most shine. Many might even argue that the rising rap star is
leading the group, but Drizzy told us Lil Wayne will always ringleader.

“In my actual head I have humbled myself. I can never hold down
Young Money, because I’m not Lil Wayne. Lil Wayne is who we all look up to.
He’s our mentor. I will definitely do everything I can to keep the brand
going, to keep Young Money on people’s minds, but Lil Wayne is the only one.
He’s the epicenter of that all.”

Be sure to pick up Drake’s Thank Me Later today! <WM>

T.I. IS FOCUSED ON KING UNCAGED

We finally got to speak to T.I. about his much-anticipated album, King
Uncaged. The “Got My Back” emcee feels the effort could be considered one of
his most important projects. Tip stated:

“I believe that given the circumstance that this album is the
representation of the conclusion of an era. It’s the end of a period and the
beginning of another.”

The disc will be his first effort since being released from prison on
weapons possession charges. King Uncaged lands on August 17th. Fans will
also be able to see the rapper in an action film called Takers – which opens
on August 20th. <WM>

FAT JOE CLEARED IN SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE

Good news for Fat Joe! The rapper has just been cleared of all charges
relating to his alleged sexual assault case. The emcee was accused of
“inappropriately” touching an unidentified 33-year-old woman in his limo
after a concert.  Joe’s lawyer, Dawn Florio Esq, recently said in a
statement, “Making a false claim of a sexual nature in order to extort money
is one of the most horrific accusations because it not only tarnishes
reputations but has the potential to destroy families.” <WM>

R KELLY PREMIERES “SIGN OF A VICTORY”

R. Kelly has released the video for the 2010 FIFA World Cup-inspired anthem,
“Sign of A Victory.” The inspirational song includes South Africa’s Soweto
Spiritual Singers and chronicles the Kelz’ ambassadorial trip to Africa.
Visit YouTube now to watch the clip! You can download “Sign Of A Victory” on
iTunes today. <WM>

JOHN LEGEND, THE ROOTS GET LAUNCH DATE!

The Roots and John Legend teamed together to give fans a new project called
Wake Up!  The upcoming disc will feature soulful music from Marvin Gaye, The
Babysitters and Donny Hathaway.  In addition, the album will include
fundamental themes of consciousness and awareness – essentially inspiring
listeners to Wake Up!  The artists were inspired to collaborate due to the
recent Presidential election of Barack Obama.  Wake Up will be available on
September 21st.  <WM>

MONICA SHOOTS VIDEO FOR NEW SINGLE

After a tremendous response from her fans, Monica has announced “Love All
Over Me” will be the next single off her latest album, Still Standing. While
shooting the video for the song in Los Angeles, the singer released still
shots of herself dressed in all white for a wedding ceremony. The clip will
premiere in coming days. <WM>

RICK ROSS GETS SUED FOR 10 MILLION!

Former convict Freeway Ricky Ross has filed a lawsuit against rapper William
“Rick Ross” Roberts II for unauthorized use of his name and identity and we
now know how much the suit is for. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the
ex-con is seeking ten-million dollars and also wants to prevent the release
of the emcee’s upcoming Teflon Don album – which is slated to drop on July
20th. The drug king names Jay-Z, Def Jam and Universal Music Group in the
suit. We’ll keep you posted with further updates. <WM>

NE-YO DESCRIBES VIBE OF NEXT ALBUM

Ne-Yo has titled his upcoming fourth studio album Libra Scale. If you’re
wondering what to expect, the singer told us:

“The album, I did something a little different with the album this
time around. I wrote a short story and all the songs on the album are
inspired by this short story. So, when you see the first video and uh, the
videos will tell the story so when you see the first video it’ll make
perfect sense. ‘Beautiful Monster’ kind of represents the love interest
slash arch-nemesis character in the story.”

He also drew inspirations from his three previous projects.

“I kind of sat back and listened to all three of the albums and
figured out what worked and what didn’t and just kind of compiled songs that
made sense that way.”

Led by the new single, “Beautiful Monster,” as well as by “Champagne Life,”
the disc is set to be released on September 16th. <WM>

FUN FACTS ABOUT NE-YO

Ne-Yo’s birth name is Shaffer Chimere Smith.

He is of African American and Chinese American descent.

Ne-Yo broke into the recording industry as a songwriter, penning the hit
“Let Me Love You” for singer Mario.

Ne-Yo started off as a member of a Las Vegas based quartet named Envy in
1999.

In 2006, he released his debut album, In My Own Words, which featured the
U-S number one hit “So Sick.”

The singer has appeared in two films, 2006’s Save the Last Dance 2 and Stomp
the Yard in 2007. He is expected to soon star in a film called Red Tails
opposite Terrance Howard as well as an action flick, Battle L.A.

Ne-Yo has written and produced hit songs for artists including Rihanna,
Beyonce, Whitney Houston, Celine Dion, Ciara, Enrique Iglesias and many
more.

He received several nominations at the GRAMMY Awards for Best Contemporary
R&B Album for all three of his albums, including Album of the Year for his
last disc, Year of the Gentleman. He won Best Male R&B Artist in 2007 and
2009 at the BET Awards.

Facts about Ne-Yo compiled with the help of MTV.com, NME.com, Billboard.com
and Wikipedia.com

KID CUDI GETS SUPPORT FROM CONVERSE

For a new collaboration called “Three Artists. One Song,” Converse is
showcasing three great artists from three different genres. The track
reportedly includes Kid Cudi, Rostam Batmanglij of Vampire Weekend and
Bethany Cosentino from Best Coast. Converse selected the rapper due to his
“eclectic style and ability to weave timeless samples effortlessly into his
own music.” You can download the track for free via Converse.com now. <WM>

BRUNO RECALLS MEETING B.O.B.

After experiencing great success with “Nothin’ On You,” Bruno Mars reflected
back to when he first met B.o.B. The singer told us he was blown away by the
rapper’s artistic abilities.

“We knew he was a talented dude when I met him before ‘Nothing On
You.’ I met B.O.B., actually, at a studio and he was playing guitar and I’ve
known B.O.B. for ‘Haters Everywhere We Go’ and some real Atlanta, down south
type hip hop, which is great. But, when I saw him he was playing Coldplay
and John Mayer on the guitar and we started rapping. Exchanging the guitar
and just playing back and forth and really getting into some music
conversation and I told him, ‘Hey man, I’d really love to work with you.
Let’s try to make some time to see what happens.’”

You can download the remix to “Nothin’ On You” featuring Big Boi from
Outkast on iTunes now. <WM>

TECH N9NE ARRESTED IN MISSOURI

According to the Kansas City Star, Tech N9ne was Wednesday night in Jackson
County, Missouri for an outstanding warrant from failing to appear in court!
The case stems from an original charge for posting up illegal banners.
Authorities discovered the rapper’s warrant after pulling him over in a
Ferrari F430 for speeding. The emcee spent less than a half hour in jail
before a 300 dollar bond was posted.  <WM>

T-PAINS SUED BY FORMER MAKING THE BAND STAR

SingersRoom.com reports T-Pain is facing a lawsuit from Making The Band
singer Sarah Stokes. The Auto-tune king allegedly failed to pay or give
credit to Stokes for writing a song called “What’s Wrong (Go Away)” – which
later appeared on Jennifer Hudson’s debut album. The reality star is seeking
co-author credits for the track, income generated from the song, lawyer’s
fees and more. Pain is yet to respond to the suit. <WM>

SNOOP TEAMS WITH NEW CLOTHING COMPANY

According to BallerStatus.com, Snoop Dogg has joined forces with a
California-based streetwear company called Neff to design a collaboration
t-shirt. The Big Homie showed off the new line at the 2010 MTV Movie Awards
during his performance with Katy Perry. Get yours today for only $19.99 at
NeffHeadwear.com. <WM>

LADY GAGA’S NORTH AMERICAN TOUR BEGINS

Lady Gaga kicks off the North American leg of her tour tonight in Montreal,
Quebec, Canada. From there, Gaga will take her spectacular stage show to
Boston, Atlantic City, Dallas, Chicago and many other cities throughout the
summer. Check LadyGaga.com/Events to a complete list of her tour dates. <AZ>

KATY PERRY TOPLESS ON ESQUIRE

Katy Perry appears topless on the cover of the August issue of Esquire.
Dressed in black high-waisted bikini cut bottoms and high, strappy black
heels, Perry looks straight out in the photo, covering her nipples with her
hands and arms. Head over to Katy-Perry.net to see the photo and fans can
buy her new single, “California Gurls,” over at iTunes now. <AZ>



Jake Pavelka and Vienna Girardi

BACHELOR REUNION GOES BAD! Bachelor Jake Pavelka and the winner of his season of the show, Vienna Girardi, have broken up, and the two recently sat down with host Chris Harrison to discuss the end of their relationship, but things didn’t go so well.  According to TMZ, the interview ended abruptly after Jake exploded with anger.  Vienna’s friend told the site that Jake “has a really bad hidden temper.” Insiders revealed the two had to be separated and there’s no word if more of the interview will be filmed.  Other production sources said Vienna kept interrupting Jake and “was in such a rage, if there was anyone to fear it was her.” See it all when the Jake and Vienna reunion show airs on ABC on July 5th.  <DB>

MEL GIBSON FILES RESTRAINING ORDER!- Mel Gibson has even more drama in his life. According to PerezHilton.com, the actor has filed a temporary restraining order against his daughter Lucia’s mother, Oksana Grigorieva. No word as to why Gibson felt the need to get the restraining order, but Oksana recently said she’d soon be revealing details of their “sudden” break-up. <SH>


Mel Gibson and Oksana Grigorieva


LINDSAY LOHAN MUST TALK! A judge has ruled that Lindsay Lohan must reveal more about what went on back in 2007 when she was involved in a car chase that led to her arrest. An L-A judge wants LiLo to answer more about any drug use that went on that night and to go into more detail about the events. Learn more at News.Yahoo.com. <AZ>

CHRIS ROCK TALKS OIL SPILL!- Chris Rock stars in the new comedy Grown Ups and most of the film takes place in or around water. We caught up with the funnyman at the red carpet for the movie and he talked with us about loving water and hating all the damage being cause by the oil spill . Grown Upsalso stars Adam Sandler and David Spade and is in theaters now. <AZ>

JACKSON’S DOC CAN PRACTICE IN VEGAS! Michael Jackson’s physician, Doctor Conrad Murray, is allowed to practice medicine in Las Vegas. According to the Associated Press, a Nevada court has reached a settlement with the doctor, who owes back child support payments in the state, and the deal allows Murray to continuing practicing medicine there. <AZ>

MJ’S KIDS RELAX AT THE BEACH! Friday marked a year since the death of Michael Jackson. On the eve of the anniversary, his kids, Prince, Paris and Blanket, were photographed on a beach in Miami taking it easy. <SH>


Joan Cusask

Jessie

TOY STORY 3! -Joan Cusask voices “Jessie” in the animated smash hit ToyStory 3. The flick is in theaters now and Joan told us one of the cool things about lending her voice to a character that’s a toy . Toy Story 3 also features Tim Allen, Tom Hanksand Don Rickles. See it in theatres today. <AZ>

WESLEY SNIPES TAX TROUBLE! Actor Wesley Snipes’ former financial advisor, Ken Starr, was arrested and charged with fraud earlier this month and Snipes is hoping that Starr’s arrest will keep him out of jail. Wesley was sentenced to three years in jail in 2008 for tax evasion. Snipes and his lawyers are now filing an appeal to try and get his sentence reduced. Learn more at News.Yahoo.com. <AZ>

THE BACHELORETTE! There are seven contestants left on this season of The Bachelorette and while Ali and her suitors are currently touring around the world, she told us that she won’t be distracted by the things around her when making her choice for the best mate . Tune in to ABC tonight at 8 PM Eastern to catch Ali and the men in Istanbul. <AZ>

LITTLE FOCKERS TRAILER! The trailer for Little Fockers, the third movie in the Meet the Parents franchise, has hit the Internet. The flick stars Ben Stiller, Robert DeNiro and Jessica Alba and is scheduled to be released around Christmastime. Check out the new trailer over at PopWatch.EW.com. <AZ>  

HAMILTON GETS A REALITY SHOW! – George Hamilton is the latest celebrity developing a reality show. The tanned actor is creating what The Hollywood Reporter calls a “docusoap.” The series, which is described as a real-life Two and a Half Men, would chronicle Hamilton’s life with his older son Ashley and his younger son George.  It’ll air on TV Land but no word yet on when the show will premiere.  <DB>

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June 26th – June 27th

TOY STORY 3 CLAIMS NUMBER ONE

Disney Pixar’s Toy Story 3 is tough to beat. AccessHollywood.com reports the animated flick maintained the number one spot for the second consecutive weekend, banking an additional 59-million to bring its total sales to 226.6-mil.Adam Sandler’s Grown Up claimed second with a respectable 41-mil, followed byKnight And Day with 20.5-million – which marks Tom Cruise’s lowest action debut sales since 1990’s Days Of Thunder. Here’s the top ten:

1. Toy Story 3 – $59 million.

2. Grown Ups – $41 million.

3. Knight and Day – $20.5 million.

4. The Karate Kid – $15.4 million.

5. The A-Team – $6 million.

6. Get Him to the Greek – $3 million.

7. Shrek Forever After – $2.9 million.

8. Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time – $2.8 million.

9. Killers – $2 million.

10. Jonah Hex – $1.6 million.

STEVE CARELL ON RETURNING TO THE OFFICE


Steve Carell

AccessHollywood.com recently caught up with Steve Carell to see if he plans to return to NBC’s hit show The Office? The funnyman wouldn’t give away if he’ll continue to play “Michael Scott” after next season, but the actor assured fans that “the show is going to continue.” Carell explained, “It’s such a great ensemble, there would be no reason to not continue.” There you have it.

KATHERINE TO AVOID JOE JACKSON’S LAWSUIT

Joe Jackson may have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Dr. Conrad Murray, but Katherine Jackson doesn’t want any involvement. After naming her and MJ’s three kids as “nominal plaintiffs,” Katherine’s lawyer, Adam Streisand, told TMZ, “Mrs. Jackson has no interest in Conrad Murray other than seeing that justice is done in the criminal courts.” We’ll keep you posted with further updates.

  • TIDBITCorey Feldman told AccessHollywood.com that he attended a small function for the Jackson family on Saturday night in Beverly Hills. The actor admired Katherine for how graceful she’s handled the death of her son. Corey added, “She’s a strong woman and God bless her. I’m so proud of her for being able to make it through this so steadily.” Mickey Rooney and Eddie Griffin was also in attendance.

MICHAEL’S GLOVE SELLS FOR 190K

The glove Michael Jackson wore on his 1984 Victory Tour reportedly sold for 190-thousand dollars during auction at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas. The Swarovski-crystal-studded glove was bought for ten times its estimated value. After the bidding was over, other MJ-related memorabilia sold for a collective total of one million dollars. Head over to EOnline.com to learn more.

FARRAH FAWCETT GATHERING


Farrah Fawcett

According to PopEater.com, friends and loved ones gathered for the one year anniversary since Farrah Fawcett passed away. Held at the new offices of the Farrah Fawcett FoundationAlana StewartRyan O’NealTatum O’Neal and Redmond O’Neal were among those who attended to remember the late actress – who died at the age of 62 due to complications with cancer on June 25th, 2009.

MEL GIBSON KNOCKS OUT OSKANA’S TEETH?

After Oskana Grigorieva filed a restraining order against Mel Gibson last Monday for being “extremely violent,” TMZ reports Mel has released false information to protect his reputation.  According to the site, the actor has allegedly punched Oskana in the face “two times” ultimately “breaking her teeth and giving her a concussion.” He must remain 100 yards away from her.

JUSTIN BIEBER’S MOM WON’T DO PLAYBOY

Contrary to earlier reports, Justin Bieber’s mother, Pattie Malluette, has no intentions of posing nude for any magazines. EOnline.com reports a rep from the singer’s camp explained in a statement: “The rumors that Pattie is in talks with Playboy Magazine to appear in an upcoming issue are completely false. She has never been approached by Playboy magazine nor has she approached Playboy. This story is utterly erroneous, without a shred of truth.”

KATY PERRY ALREADY MARRIED?


Russell Brand and Katy Perry

While chatting on U-K’s Graham Norton Show, Katy Perry slipped up and implied that she might already be married to Russell Brand. The “California Gurls” singer stated, “Life’s never dull with him – that’s why I married him!” She gasped then said, “That’s why I’m marrying him.” While this could’ve been an honest slip up, we have to ask: do you think the couple secretly exchanged vows?

50 CENT HOSTS FOREVER YOUNG DAY

On Saturday, 50 Cent hosted Forever Young Day at Baisley Park in Queens to talk to young kids and share all of his life experiences. According to the New York’sDaily News, the rapper did not perform to ensure the safety of those who attended the free event. The mogul didn’t want a repeat of what Drake witnessed at New York’s South Street Seaport two weeks ago.

DWAYNE WADE OFFICIALLY DIVORCED

Good news for actress Gabrielle Union! Her NBA boyfriend, Dwayne Wade has reportedly finalized his divorce. According to PerezHilton.com, the basketball standout has terminated his 8-year marriage to high school sweetheart, Siohvaughn Wade. The former couple still need has out custody over their two children and marital assets, but he’s relieved the “long battle” is officially over.

Singer Chris Brown performs during a segment honoring the late Michael Jackson at the 2010 BET Awards in Los Angeles

2010 BET AWARDS WRAP-UP!

The 2010 BET Awards was definitely a ceremony that you didn’t want to miss! Big highlights of the show included Chris Brown crying at during his surprise Michael Jackson tribute performance as well as legendary Prince accepting this year’s BET Lifetime Achievement Awardand John Legend receiving the BET Humanitarian Award for his unrelenting “work to end poverty through education.” Hosted by Queen Latifah, the event included incredible performances from EminemAlicia KeysUsherDrakeKanye WestT-PainTrey SongzNicki MinajT.I. and Diddy/Dirty Money. In addition, Alicia and Nicki both took home two awards during the ceremony. For a detailed write-up and audio from the show, visit the special prep section of our web site on www.westwoodone.com.

BET AWARDS WINNERS LIST

Best Female R&B Artist
Alicia Keys

Best Male R&B Artist
Trey Songz

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Nicki Minaj

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

Drake

Best New Artist
Nicki Minaj

Best Group
Young Money

Best Collaboration
Jay-Z
and Alicia Keys – “Empire State of Mind”

Video of the Year
Beyoncé
featuring Lady Gaga – “Video Phone”

Viewer’s Choice
Rihanna featuring Young Jeezy – “Hard”

Centric Award
Monica

The 2010 BET Awards – http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/gallery/2010/06/28/GA2010062801622.html

A Little Sizzle…

  • Lady Gaga premiered a new song called “You & I” at Elton John’s 12th Annual White Tie & Tiara Ball late last week.
  • Alex Rodriguez and Cameron Diaz put their affection on display while dining atSoho House in New York City, visit EOnline.com for the pictures!
  • Team USA lost to Ghana during the during Saturday’s World Cup in the second round. The final score was 2-1.
  • Late last week, Kimora Lee Simmons and her new husband, Djimon Hounsou, were spotted at the grand opening of her Baby Phat store in Cape Town, South Africa.

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If you’re from tha H or just know about and respect what we do… then you’ll appreciate what today is to me and my city! Happy June 27th! Here’s the full June 27th Freestyle, click on the videos and enjoy! RIP Dj Screw

Live Life Off The Wall

MJ Farewell

A YEAR LATER: MICHAEL JACKSON NEWS

*       Today is the one year anniversary of Michael Jackson’s death. Last year, when news broke that the
King of Pop had died, many people made statements about Jackson’s extraordinary life, including President Barack Obama and mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs. Musician Sheryl Crow also had glowing things to say about the entertainer. However, when we caught up with Joan Rivers this week, she told us she thinks all the tributes to the musician are getting out of hand.  <AZ>

*       JACKSON ESTATE ON LOCKDOWN! The Jackson compound where Katherine Jackson, Michael’s children and other Jackson family members reside is on lockdown today for the anniversary of Michael’s death. According to TMZ,
some 30 to 40 police officers are patrolling the grounds and the surrounding areas, on guard for rabid Jackson fans trying to trespass on the grounds. They’ve also banned people from selling merchandise near the house. <AZ>

MICHAEL JACKSON’S LAST HOURS

*       Around 7 PM on Wednesday June 24th, 2009, Michael Jackson left his mansion and headed toward the Staples Center, where he rehearsed for his This Is It tour.

*       He returned home sometime after midnight on Thursday, June 25th intent on getting sleep.

*       At 1:30 AM, Dr. Conrad Murray gave the fatigued MJ a 10-milligram Valium tablet, which had no effect on the singer.

*       At about 2 AM, Dr. Conrad Murray gave Jackson two-milligrams of Lorazepam through a saline drip. Still, MJ was unable to sleep.

*       At 3 AM, Dr. Conrad Murray gave the King of Pop a two-milligram dose of Midazolam, yet another sedative, but that was also ineffective in helping the star sleep.

*       At 5 AM, Jackson was given another two-milligrams of Lorazepam by Murray.

*       By 7:30 AM, Jackson was still awake so Dr. Conrad Murray administered two more milligrams of Midazolam.

*       Around 10:40 AM, MJ demanded a drug called Propofol and Dr. Murray obliged, giving Michael 25 milligrams of the drug that ended up killing him.

*       At about 10:52 AM, Dr. Murray returned from the restroom to find that Michael Jackson was not breathing.

*       Between 11:18 and 11:15 AM, phone logs show that the doctor made three phone calls. One to his Las Vegas clinic, one to a patient and one to a friend.

*       At 12:13 PM, Murray called Jackson’s personal assistant and left a message asking the assistant to call him as soon as possible. Sometime later, the paramedics were called.

*       It was at 12:27 PM on Thursday when the paramedics arrived at the scene.

*       At 12:29 PM, the paramedics stated that Michael Jackson was not breathing and had no pulse.

*       Michael Jackson was pronounced dead on Thursday, June 25th, 2009 at 2:26 p.m.

Facts about Michael Jackson compiled from a story by the Associated Press

FACTS ABOUT ARTIST’S WANTING TO WORK WITH MICHAEL JACKSON

*       On Larry King Live, Lady Gaga revealed that she was asked to open for Michael Jackson on his This Is It tour and that if the gigs had happened, they may have even done a duet on stage together.

*       Slash revealed that he wanted Jackson to lend his voice to his upcoming solo album.

*       Leona Lewis tweeted after watching This Is It on DVD that she was “so inspired” and that it got her “geared up” for her own tour.

Facts about Michael Jackson compiled with the help of AceShowBiz.com

TUPAC AND MORE IN LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

25 songs will soon be inducted into the Library of Congress’ Recording
Registry. Rolling Stone reports that “Dear Mama” by Tupac, Loretta Lynn’s
Coal Miner’s Daughter and more will all be added to the registry. Recordings
must be at least a decade old to be considered for the honor. “Dear Mama” is
the third-ever hip-hop track to make the collection. <SH>

JAY-Z AND EMINEM ADD NEW DATES FOR JOINT TOUR

We’ve just learned Jay-Z and Eminem have added two new dates for their
much-anticipated Home And Home Tour. The rap superstars have never shared
the same stage before and will only perform in their respective hometowns of
New York City and Detroit. Fans can score passes when tickets go on sale
tomorrow morning at 10:00 AM local time via www.LiveNation.com. In addition, be
sure to catch Hova and Slim Shady on the Late Show with David Letterman
tomorrow at 11:35 PM Eastern on CBS.

 HOME AND HOME TOUR DATES:

September 2nd – Detroit, Michigan – Comerica Park

September 3rd – Detroit, Michigan – Comerica Park

September 13th – New York, New York – Yankee Stadium

September 14th – New York, New York – Yankee Stadium

BE SURE TO CATCH 2010 BET AWARDS!

Based on the line-up for the 2010 BET Awards, the ceremony will be one that
you don’t want to miss. Viewers will get to see the legendary Prince accept
this year’s BET Lifetime Achievement Award – which previously went to the
likes of Chaka Kahn and Whitney Houston. In addition, John Legend will
receive the BET Humanitarian Award for his unrelenting “work to end poverty
through education.” The 2010 BET Awards will also include performances from
Eminem, Alicia Keys, Usher, Drake, Kanye West, T-Pain, Trey Songz, Nicki
Minaj, T.I. and Diddy/Dirty Money. Hosted by Queen Latifah, the event will
broadcast live from Los Angeles this Sunday at 8 PM Eastern. <WM>

*       To view a complete list of nominees, please visit www.BET.com.

PHARRELL MISSES THE KING OF POP

There’s no mistaking the fact that Michael Jackson was the best to ever do
it. Pharrell Williams weighed in on what the legend meant to show business.

“One of the greatest entertainers of all time, there’s no way to
measure that. Unreal and unmatchable because he did it at a time where
technology, he was ahead of technology, he was doing things that sort of set
the standard for the way we do things today. You know, we all measure our
star next to his, which is more like a sun.”

The N.E.R.D. frontman was fortunate enough to meet the pop icon.

“You know that guy went through so much and so his only time to
really be free was to go let it out on stage. So you got to see vigor in
it’s purest form, so of course I nod to that dude. He’s the best. The times
that I got to meet him and we got to hang out and talk a little bit, I am
thankful for every episode. And he’s a funny guy too. He’s like super, super
duper funny.”

Jackson’s childhood hometown of Gary, Indiana will pay tribute to the pop
legend. For the one-year anniversary of his death, Katherine Jackson will be
among the people in Gary honoring her son with speeches, performances and a
candlelight vigil. <WM>

BRUNO MARS REMEMBERS MICHAEL JACKSON

Bruno Mars has a hard time wrapping his head around the fact that Michael
Jackson is gone. The singer on the hook of B.o.B’s “Nothing On You” and
Travie McCoy’s “Billionaire stated:

“I still don’t believe it and he’s the type of dude that I just
don’t think will ever go away. He’s the best. No one has done it better, no
one has better songs, no one can dance like him, no one can put on a show,
no one can create controversies. Everything he did was freakishly flawless
when it came to music.”

The Hawaiian native feels everyone wants to be the next MJ.

“And I think as songwriters and producers and artists, you always
got Michael Jackson on your mind. That’s who you want to compete with, you
want to chase that. Knowing that will never happen but that’s your idol. You
want to write a song like that, any song, you can pick a song. I think he
just, he lives forever. I’ve been watching him since I was a baby. It’s hard
for me to know that wow, he’s not here.”

Tune in to CBS News’ The Early Show today to see more celebrities like
Christina Aguilera, Marc Anthony, LL Cool J and Smokey Robinson pay tribute
to the King of Pop. <WM>

ICE CUBE DELAYS UPCOMING I AM WEST ALBUM

Amazon.com has learned Ice Cube’s upcoming album, titled I Am West, will no
longer arrive in stores this summer. Die-hard fans will have to wait until
September 24th to add the disc to their collections. The effort, which
includes production from Dr Dre, marks the rap legend’s ninth studio LP.
Download the lead single, “I Rep That West,” on iTunes today. <WM>

NICKI MINAJ TO TONE IT DOWN SEX APPEAL

Nicki Minaj told Interview magazine that she’s made a “conscious decision to
try to tone down the sexiness.” The leading lady of Young Money explained
she “wants people-especially young girls-to know that in life, nothing is
going to be based on sex appeal. You’ve got to have something else to go
with that.” The rapper is currently working on her yet-to-be-titled debut
album. Download her second single, “Your Love,” on iTunes now. <WM>

NAS BEHIND ON HOUSE PAYMENTS

TMZ reports Nas is struggling to keep up with the mortgage payments for the
home where his ex-wife, Kelis, currently resides. The rapper reportedly owes
nearly 53-thousand on the property. His lawyer, Mark Vincent Kaplan, has
come up with an installment plan where Nas will fork over double the
78-hundred dollar mortgage until he’s caught up.  The emcee is looking to
sell the home immediately. <WM>

THE DREAM READIES NEW REALITY SERIES?

SingersRoom.com caught up with The Dream to find out more about the new
projects he’s working on. In addition to promoting his upcoming Love King
album, the hitmaker is eying a reality show. While he couldn’t go into
details, the singer said fans should expect to see “more depth and more
honesty.” Christina Milian’s husband is also recording songs for Rihanna,
Beyonce, Ciara and newcomer Kasha. Love King drops Tuesday! <WM>

BUN B REACTS TO DRAKE’S THANK ME LATER

Everybody has an opinion about Drake’s Thank Me Later album. Some thought
the disc was amazing and others wanted less singing, however Bun B told us:

“The album’s incredible. I think the album shows a fuller range of
his talent, as far as performing and song writing. I think a lot of people
were just trying to pigeon hole him into more of a rapping type of thing. He
could have done that easily. He could have turned that album in in a week if
that was the case, but there was a lot of things artistically that he wanted
to try do and there was a lot of things that he wanted to see that he could
pull off and he had the opportunity to work with some of the best people
doing music. Not just rap music but music period. And he took a lot of
chances and I think it paid off.”

Thank Me Later is available now. <WM>

SOULJA BOY REVEALS “PRETTY BOY SWAG” VIDEO

Soulja Boy is only getting warmed up in the video for his first single,
“Pretty Boy Swag.” Rap-Up.com reports the clip only took a week to make
which must have left the “Turn My Swag On” rapper with a lot of extra time.
He’s apparently putting the finishing touches on his third project,
tentatively titled Dre.  Be on the lookout for Dre, which will hit stores in
the coming months. <WM>

BEANIE IS BEEFING WITH DRAKE?

Known for speaking his mind, a frustrated Beanie Sigel spoke on his issues
with Drake, Jay-Z and Memphis Bleek. The rapper warns that he’ll “smack the
s**t out of Drake’s bitch ass” for allowing him to let Hova spit subliminal
at Beanz on “Light Up.” Watch the clip on YouTube now!

T-PAIN TO PERFORM AT CLUB NOKIA

T-Pain may have told MTV News that he’s going on strike until album sales
pick up, but the Auto-tune star is still performing. Concertgoers can expect
the singer to take stage at Los Angeles’ Club Nokia on Wednesday, August
25th. General admission tickets for the Club Nokia show go on sale today at
10 AM. If you buy in advance, passes will only cost 39.50. Visit
ClubNokia.com for more info. <WM>

RYAN LESLIE LEAVES UNIVERSAL MOTOWN

According to Billboard.com, Ryan Leslie has split ways with his longtime
label home of Universal Records. After releasing two albums with the
company, R Lez is looking to go independent and release his third album,
titled Les is More, next year. <WM>

DR DRE, TIMBALAND SURPRISE GRADUATION PARTY

Dr Dre and Timbaland made an unexpected appearance at a Culver City High
School graduation party. The mega producer introduced Timbo, who later
performed fan favorites including “The Way I Are,” “Promiscuous Girl,”
“Carry Out” and “Say Something” in the school’s gym. Visit Billboard.com to
learn more. <WM>

MARIAH SUED FOR UNPAID VET BILLS

According to TMZ, Mariah Carey is facing a lawsuit for unpaid veterinarian
bills. The singer reportedly owes over 38-thousand dollars for services
provided to her three Jack Russell terriers. Dr. Cindy Bressler claims the
pets were groomed and fed while Mi Mi shot her latest film, Precious, in Los
Angeles. The singer is yet to respond to the allegations. <WM>

WILL.I.AM HAS CAR TROUBLE

According to TMZ, will.i.am had over 10-thousand dollars of stuff stolen
from his car in the Hollywood Hills on Monday night.  The Black Eyed Peas
frontman called police to file a report after he discovered his items
missing from his Bentley, including jewelry and other personal items.
Police have already recovered some of the items, but the crooks are still at
large.  <JC>

LADY GAGA’S BIZARRE DREAMS

Lady Gaga graces the cover of the current Rolling Stone magazine.  In her
interview in the issue, she talks about a recurring dream she has where
there’s a phantom in her home.  This phantom takes Gaga into a room and
leads her to a blonde girl with robes tied to all four of her limbs.  The
ropes start pulling the girl but she never gets ripped apart.  The phantom
says, “If you want me to stop hurting her and if you want your family to be
okay, you will cut your wrist.”  Gaga goes on to say she is confused by her
dream and turned to other sources to find out its meaning. She looked it up
and found out that it is an old illuminati ritual.  She even consulted her
good friend and mentor Deepak Chopra about these dreams and he was able to
ease her fears.  Gaga admits that her dreams and nightmares inspire her
eccentric stage shows. <JC>

KATY PERRY STILL ON TOP

Katy Perry remains perched at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 for a
third consecutive week with “California Gurls.”  Usher’s “OMG” featuring
will.i.am, holds at number two,  “Airplanes” by B.o.B. featuring Hayley
Williams stands at number three, and “Billionaire” by Travie McCoy featuring
Bruno Mars stays at number four.  Drake’s “Find Your Love” jumps five spots
to number five.  <JC>

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