Soulja Boy Blames Racist Messages On Hackers

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Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy has issued a statement regarding racist messages posted on his Facebook page over the weekend.

Fans of the rapper were shocked on Saturday (June 11th), when he took to his Facebook page to lash out at people who were apparently leaving negative comments on his wall.

“IM TIRED OF WHITE PEOPLE DOING US LIKE THIS MAN!! THEY TREAT US SO WRONG!! fuck THEM MAN ON GOD!!…I’m gonna keep talking sh*t to these white faggots until they unlike my page. fucking weirdo stalkers!”
The posts labeled his haters ‘so fucking stupid” and claimed that white people were holding him down.

Today, (June 14th) Soulja Boy issued a statement to TMZ.com, claiming that his Facebook page was hacked.

“I wanted to clear the air and let everyone know that my Facebook got hacked,” Soulja Boy said. “I had administrators on my account that no longer work with me. The hackers used these old accounts [to] post hateful messages. This is not done by me or anyone on my team and I’m upset that I am being labeled as a racist and homophobic person.”

Cali Swag Rapper Killed In Drive-By Shooting

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UPDATE: 4:04PM

M-Bone of Cali Swag District didn’t seem to be a random drive-by shooting, according to recent reports.

KTLA reports that the rapper was shot outside of a liquor store as he sat in a parked car in Inglewood, California on LaBrea.

A red Mustang pulled along side of the vehicle that held M-Bone, real name Montae Talbert, and opened fire Sunday evening. The rapper was shot dead.

M-Bone was hit twice and pronounced dead at UCLA Medical Center.

Witnesses told authorities that the car returned to the scene after driving off, seemingly to make sure the victim was dead.

TMZ reports that the murder may have started with an e-beef on Twitter after M-Bone took up a relationship with a woman. The man that lived with the woman reportedly didn’t like the relationship and began to berate M-Bone on Twitter.

The incident may have lead to murder, but no definitive connection has been made, but M-Bone didn’t back down from the aggressors.
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Authorities Monday were trying to determine a motive for the drive-by shooting of an acclaimed hip-hop artist who was slain after leaving a recording studio in his hometown of Inglewood.

Montae M-BoneTalbert, 22, was shot twice in the head Sunday night when he stopped at a liquor store after leaving the studio, police said.
The shooter fired from a vehicle that pulled up alongside Talbert’s car, according to police. He was taken a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Known for his sinuous moves, Talbert set off a national dance craze for the hip-hop group Cali Swag District.

The attack occurred shortly after Talbert and the group had recorded a follow-up album to the platinum hit “Teach Me How to Dougie,” according to associates.

Publicist Greg Miller said the shooting appeared to be an act of random violence, but authorities said they had not established a motive for the nighttime attack.

“We haven’t gotten any information he was the target of anything,” said Lt. Steve Overly of the Inglewood Police Department.

Miller issued a statement on behalf of the family, praising Talbert as an “inspiration to his family, friends and fans” and an artist whose talents will be missed. “He was a hardworking, passionate artist and dancer that will be deeply missed,” the statement said.

Monday afternoon, about 200 fans, family members and friends gathered for a vigil in front of the liquor store where Talbert was slain. While a crowd stood on a sidewalk, two women danced to “Teach Me How to Dougie.”


The slaying prompted several other rap artists to post on the Internet about the death, including Jayceon Terrell Taylor, who is known as “The Game.”

“Can I get a moment of silence for the lil homie M-Bone R.I.P. from Cali Swag District. A kid Gunned down in the streets of Los Angeles,” Taylor said.

Until 2009, Cali Swag District was four anonymous Inglewood teenagers making R&B/hip-hop hybrids. Then the group filmed the video for

“Teach Me How to Dougie,” setting off the biggest dance fad since Soulja Boy’s “Crank Dat” in 2007.

“Teach Me How to Dougie” reached No. 6 on the Billboard rap singles charts and sold about 2 million legal downloads. Justin Bieber taught Ellen Degeneres how to Dougie, and Ryan Seacrest and Jennifer Lopez gave it a whirl on “American Idol.”

Ebony West, who produced the hit under the name Runway Star, said Talbert was an exceptionally talented street dancer and “hype man” who worked up the crowds for Cali’s live shows.

“I’ve never seen the kid not smiling,” West said in a telephone interview. “He gave the crowds something to look at.”
West said Talbert had grown up with the other Cali Swag District members– Corey “Smoove” Fowler, Cahron “JayAre” Childs and Chante “Yung” Clee.

In an interview with the Los Angeles Times in January, Talbert’s musical mates called M-Bone “the craziest” member of the group.

Aggressively and colorfully tattooed, he was the most popular with the ladies, because, as he said himself, “I go after ‘em.”

Cali members said they had never been involved with gangs but couldn’t help knowing members, growing up in Inglewood in the late 1990s.

“Back then, when there were gangs it went hand in hand with drug dealing,” Fowler said. “Now drugs aren’t as big. Most of the gang beefs are over females.”

Before joining Cali Swag District, Talbert had been a promoter and a dancer. He never rapped, nor did he take dance lessons: his skills came naturally.

Though he mastered a variety of popular dance styles, his smooth swaggering performances of the Dougie, which originated in Texas, brought him to fame.

Simple in structure, the Dougie’s basic moves involve bending one’s knees and swaying from side-to-side, while twisting elbows and placing a hand on the back of the head a la 1980s rap icon Doug E. Fresh.

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Promoters Sued For False Drake/Ciara Concerts

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Posted: Friday – September 17, 2010

Two promoters are being sued by an entertainment company after they failed to make good on their promises. 80’s Baby Entertainment say they paid Carlos Goodspeed and Jason “DJ J Rudd” Rudd a deposit with the understanding that they could secure rapper Drake and several other artists for two separate concerts but the two never delivered the superstar and then failed to return the deposit.

According to the lawsuit, which was filed on Monday (September 13), 80’s Baby first contacted Goodspeed back in March 2009. The company forked over $27,500 to bookCiaraPliesSoulja Boy, and Webbie for a Summer Jamconcert but was told later that Ciara had to back out. Goodspeed allegedly promised to return the deposit to the company once the R&B singer’s label refunded the money, however 80’s Baby never saw a dime.

The issue became bigger in July 2009, when the company decided they wanted to book singer Jamie Foxx through another promoter. They needed the deposit they paid Goodspeed for the new concert but still couldn’t retrieve the funds so they weren’t able to seal the deal.

The complaint, then fast forwards to December, when the company started working with a third party and this time they linked up with Rudd in the hopes of booking Drake. They paid a $20,000 fee and in the claim state that contract says that if the Young Money MC was a no-show, their deposit would be returned.

What they didn’t know though at the time was that Rudd and Goodspeed were linked and the money they gave to Rudd actually went into an account that Goodspeed controlled. Again they were misled and they have yet to see either of their deposits.

80’s Baby is accusing the two promoters of fraud, breach of contract, negligent misrepresentation and theft of service and is seeking to recoup $50,000 and an undisclosed amount in damages.

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Kanye West & Soulja Boy Becoming The New Dream Team?

Posted: Thursday – March 11, 2010

With the new production skills that Soulja Boy possesses, and the creativeness that Kanye West attains, the pair will make good music together.

“I’m working on Kanye’s next album right now,” Soulja Boy states in an interview.

“We’re working together on production because he makes beats and I make beats. Right now I’m remixing a couple of records for him, I’m actually working on Kanye’s album while he’s working on my album.”

The Crank That rapper continues by saying, “I know a million producers that are no-names, but they got hot beats. I will be going back in the lab to produce beats on this album, I really haven’t produced since my second album, but I’m looking forward to doing a 50/50 split beat with Kanye West. I think that’ll be hot because he’s a great lyricist, but an awesome producer as well. I feel like I’m an awesome producer too, and both of us in the studio together at the same time can come out with a smash.”

Kanye has been working on Soulja Boy’s forthcoming LP, The DeAndre Way, while Soulja Boy has created three tracks for West’s album.

“Right now I’m in the studio making The DeAndre Way,” Soulja Boy explained in an interview earlier this year.

“And mark my words, this album will be a classic. A lot of people been sleeping on Soulja Boy for a long time, when I first came out with Crank That it was so big, gimmicky and catchy it went five times platinum and a lot of people were stuck on it for a long time. They said I was garbage, they said I was a one-hit wonder. Now I came out with Kiss Me Through The Phone, my second #1 single and I released Turn My Swag On, my third #1 single and now I’m going into my third album. I got everybody’s ears open right now…Mark my words, this album will go platinum…I’m reaching out to hip-hop’s greatest…I wanna reach out to that top status. Your Jay-Zs, your Kanyes and your Lil Waynes.”

Soulja Boy said he also hopes to get appearances from Eminem and Hov to murder him on his own album. The DeAndre Way is expected to hit stores in July.

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Eminem Named Top Selling Artist Of The Decade

Posted: Wednesday – December 9, 2009

While Eminem doesn’t always receive the recognition he deserves, Slim Shady’s track record and extensive album sales are continuing to solidify him as one of the biggest artists of our time. As previously reported, Em’s Relapse was the top selling album of 2009 with over 600,000 copies sold in the first week, before being knocked out the top spot by singer Susan Boyle.

His success with that project, along with his two previous albums has allowed him the honor of being deemed the top selling artist of the decade. According to Neilsen Soundscan, Em has surpassed all competition in every genre with a stifling 32.2 million albums sold in the past ten years. His huge sales pool has not only landed him the top spot but allowed him to outrank the legendary rock band, The Beatles.

The Beatles fell in a close second behind him but did however top the list of best selling albums with their project, 1 selling over 11.5 million units. On that same list of best selling albums, The Marshall Mathers LP and The Eminem Show both appear, with rankings at #4 and #5 with close to 20 million copies sold.

On that same list surprisingly is Nelly, whose Country Grammar rounds out the list with 8.5 million units sold.

Check out the list of top selling albums of the decade and Neilsen Soundscan’s list of top selling songs which includes Flo Rida and Soulja Boy.

The top-selling albums of the decade, according to Nielsen SoundScan:

The Beatles, 1,11,499,000 units sold
‘NSYNC, No Strings Attached, 11,112,000 units sold
Norah Jones, Come Away With Me, 10, 546,000 units sold
Eminem, The Marshall Mathers LP, 10,204,000 units sold
Eminem, The Eminem Show, 9,799,000 units sold
6. Usher, Confessions, 9,712,000 units sold
7. Linkin Park, Hybrid Theory, 9,663,000 units sold
8. Creed, Human Clay, 9,491,000 units sold
9. Britney Spears, Oops! … I Did It Again, 9,185,000 units sold
10. Nelly, Country Grammar, 8,461,000 units sold

The top-selling digital songs of the decade, according to Nielsen SoundScan:

1. Flo Rida feat. T-Pain, “Low” 5,214,000 units sold
2. Lady Gaga feat. Colby O’Donis, “Just Dance,” 4,690,000 units sold
3. Jason Mraz, “I’m Yours,” 4,619,000 units sold
4. Timbaland feat. OneRepublic, “Apologize,” 4,439,000 units sold
5. The Black Eyed Peas, “Boom Boom Pow,” 4,349,000 units sold
6. Soulja Boy Tell’em, “Crank That,” 4,315,000 units sold
7. Lady Gaga, “Poker Face,” 4,200,000 units sold
8. Coldplay, “Viva la Vida,” 4,140,000 units sold
9. Taylor Swift, “Love Story,” 4,005,000 units sold
10. Katy Perry, “Hot N Cold,” 3,945,000 units sold

I knew Em was successful but damn! Congratulations.



GUCCI MANE SPEAKS FROM BEHIND BARS!

Posted: Thursday – November 19, 2009

Gucci Mane - Rap NewsGucci Mane spoke out for the first time from jail Tuesday (November 17) since returning to jail last week. In what looks to be a sorry letter Gucci said he is prepared to face the music. “I have accepted full responsibility for my actions, and I am ready to deal with what is in front of me right now,” Gucci’s statement read. ”Thankfully, my label is still moving forward with my album release, so I will have plenty to look forward to when I get out. I am remaining positive and want my fans to know that I am grateful for their loyalty and continued support. I will get through this.”

Last week Gucci was sentenced to 12 months in jail [Previously: Gucci Mane Sentenced to One Year in Jail] after he broke multiple probation violations. He failed to serve hundreds of hours of community service and attend classes for anger management and drug and alcohol abuse. Gucci also disregarded court orders to obtain proper permission to travel. Gucci’s Lawyer and the courts are confident that Gucci will serve no more than 6 months of the 12 month sentence. Gucci was looking at facing two and a half years for the probation violation but the judge was lenient.

Gucci Mane’s attorney, Dwight Thomas, said, “In court, Mr. Davis was extremely articulate and he was remorseful for his conduct. He was able to convince the courts that he was not deserving of the 2-year prison sentence he was facing.” Luckily Gucci Mane’s upcomming album “The State vs Radric Davis” will still drop on the planned release date of December 8. The album features guest spots by Keyshia Cole, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, Keri Hilson and Usher.



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