Archive for January, 2014

DJ Kay Slay Teams Fat Joe & 50 Cent Up For Unexpected Collabo

Posted in 1 on January 22, 2014 by bobbybounce


Terror Squad member Fat Joe and G-Unit head 50 Cent are proving hip-hop beefs can be forgotten by teaming up for a new DJ Kay Slay track called “Free Again.”

According to reports, the unexpected collabo is expected to appear on Slay’s upcoming Rhyme Or Die album.

Who would have thought we’d be getting a 50 Cent and Fat Joe collaboration 10 years ago? The two New York-born artists have linked up for ‘Free Again’, a new single off of DJ Kay Slay’s upcoming album ‘Rhyme Or Die’. Produced by StreetRunner. “It’s an anthem when I rant, f*ck you think I am, Kanye? / I had them wearing vests, now these n**gas wear dresses” raps 50 Cent on ‘Free Again’, which was premiered by Hot 97’s Funk Flex. Kay Slay brought the record to Funk Flex and went on air to talk about how the record came about: “When Joe got home, he said Slay I got a verse, I got a beat, do whatever you wanna do with it…Joe didn’t know what I had in mind, but I felt this was something that should be done.” (Direct Lyrics)

Last year, 50 admitted the Joey Crack beef went on for way too long.

“Fat Joe, that was interesting. The competitive nature of hip-hop forces us to compete,” 50 told MTV News correspondent Josh Horowitz when he walked the red carpet for the premiere of Will and Jaden Smith’s new sci-fi flick “After Earth” on Wednesday. “It was one of those things that it went on longer than it was supposed to with that one.” (MTV)

Back in December 2012, Fif said late pal and business partner Chris Lighty could not stand seeing both rappers going at each other’s necks.

“Chris [Lighty] wanted that [beef] to go away for a long time because he had a relationship with Joe,” says 50, who Lighty managed until his death. “Joe never did anything to me. I never actually physically did anything to Joe. It’s really hip-hop — this music and people being competitive — and over time, you forget what the actual source of the situation is.” (Billboard)

A month prior, 50 credited Joe’s loyalty to their late friend for helping end the dispute.

“Chris would always talk to me like, ‘Why don’t y’all sit down or try to let that go?’ … I’d tell him, ‘Get outta here,’ all the time. When he passed, Joe showed him a lot of respect. He ain’t have to. I worked the closest with him, it changed my perspective on it. And then you gotta look back at what exactly’s the reason, what caused it. He’s got a lot more pride than most hip-hop artists. It was just the way he was raised. He was being loyal because someone had did something for him, being loyal to that, that’s what created that energy [between us coming together].” (Boos-A-P)

G-Unit Affiliate Murdered In Queens, 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks & Tony Yayo React

Posted in 1 on January 4, 2014 by bobbybounce


G-Unit affiliate Mazaradi Fox has reportedly been killed heading into the weekend after suffering fatal gunshot wounds in Queens, New York.

According to reports, the shooting went down Friday (January 3) afternoon.

Mazaradi Fox, 42, whose real name was Jamal Green, was killed at Farmers Blvd. and 134th Ave. in Jamaica about 4:10 p.m. when the shooter rolled up to his white SUV and opened fire. Police sources said Fox, released from prison just two weeks ago, stumbled out of the Nissan SUV and collapsed in a driveway. Three other people in the SUV were wounded, including a 21-year-old man who was hit in the neck and shoulder and was in critical condition, police said. A second man, age 22, was wounded in the arm, and the fourth victim, a woman in her 20s — believed to be Fox’s daughter according to — suffered a graze wound to the neck, police said. (New York Daily News)

G-Unit Records has since released a statement on Fox’s shocking death.

“We’re sorry to hear about the tragic news. Our sympathy goes out to his family and friends. Despite reports, he was never on the G-Unit record label,” says a representative for G-Unit. “50 Cent was in his New York studio and was saddened when he heard the news. He sends his condolences to Mazaradi’s family,” said a rep for 50-Cent. (This Is 50)

50 Cent hopped onto his Twitter page to react to Mazaradi’s passing.

“Saddened by the news of Mazaradi’s tragic passing my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends #smsaudio,” Fif tweeted January 3. (50 Cent’s Twitter)

G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo also paid their respects.

“R.I.P MAZARADI FOX,” Banks tweeted. (Lloyd Banks’ Twitter)

“Rip the Fox Southside,” Yayo tweeted. (Tony Yayo’s Twitter) #RIP

“Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air” Star Dies, Cast Member Reacts

Posted in 1 on January 2, 2014 by bobbybounce


Hollywood actor James Avery, most known for his role on “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air,” has reportedly passed away this week at the age of 68.

According to reports, complications during a surgery caused his unexpected death.

Sources close to the actor tell TMZ he died in an Glendale, CA hospital last night. Avery had undergone open heart surgery and took a turn for the worse late yesterday. And we’re told … his wife, Barbara, had been at his bedside but left for a short period of time and when she came back … she learned he had just died. Avery starred in dozens of TV shows through the years — shows like “Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Closer,” “L.A. Law,” and “The Jeffersons.” This past year, he appeared in three TV movies — most recently, “Go, Bolivia, Go!” — but didn’t appear to have other projects in the works.

Former cast member Alfonso Ribeiro has confirmed the tragic news.

“I’m deeply saddened to say that James Avery has passed away. He was a second father to me. I will miss him greatly.,” Ribeiro tweeted January 1. (Alfonso Ribeiro’s Twitter)

The “Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” cast reunited at a charity event a few years ago.

Now this is a story all about how… Will Smith posed for a picture with his Fresh Prince co-stars, who played his family in the classic ’90s sitcom that launched his career. Although his on-screen mother Janet Hubert-Whitten was absent, Smith seemed excited to meet up with Tatyana Ali (Ashley Banks in the series), Karyn Parsons (Hilary Banks), Alfonso Ribeiro (Carlton Banks) and James Avery (Philip Banks). (Metro)

Will Smith’s longtime friend Skillz previously spoke about ex-cast member Janet Hubert calling out the renowned actor.

“I didn’t know Will back then [during ‘Fresh Prince of Bel Air’ days], I didn’t know him personally back then,” “I’ve heard stories from a couple people in the cast about how she was and I believe it was just that syndrome where she’s like, ‘I’m a classically trained Broadway actress and here I am on this show with this hip-hop kid.’ Some people just don’t get that. I call it the J.J. syndrome. You know how J.J. [Evans] was on ‘Good Times’ and you’ve got Esther Rolle, John Amos, they come from ‘Roots’ and classic Broadway acting and you’re on a show where people are just waiting for the skinny kid to say, ‘Dy-no-mite’? After a while, I can see them getting frustrated. And Will is my man, so anyone who has a problem with Will has a problem with me.” #RIP #JamesAvery #UnclePhil