Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Hip-hop news, hot off the press

Hey, we've got breaking news on the rap/hip-hop front, so here it is. Kudos to our wire folks for gettin' it here quick:
Rapper Trick Daddy arrested at Miami strip club

MIAMI — Rapper Trick Daddy was arrested after a fight at a strip club early Tuesday.
The rapper (real name: Maurice Young) was charged with disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest, according to police.
Authorities responded to a fight at Tootsie’s Cabaret just after 1 a.m. and found Young, who smelled of alcohol, cursing and “threatening staff at the club,” the police report said. Police repeatedly asked Young to leave the club, but he refused.

Meanwhile, in Los Angeles:
50 Cent’s Boast May Buy Early Retirement

The Los Angeles Times says it looks like 50 Cent might be retiring at the ripe old age of 32.
The Queens, N.Y., rapper announced a few weeks ago that if his new album, “Curtis,” did not outsell Kanye West’s new collection, “Graduation,” during their first week in stores that he would call it quits as a solo recording artist.
Well, both albums hit the shelves Tuesday, and the early results suggest 50’s sales aren’t as big and bold as his words.
“Let’s put it this way, if 50 is true to his word, we won’t have any more 50 Cent albums,” Carl Mello, a director of buying at the East Coast music retail chain Newbury Comics said Tuesday. Mello noted that “Graduation” was outselling “Curtis” by about 200 hundred units at the 27 -store chain, which has its headquarters in Brighton, Mass.
It was still early in the afternoon at Amoeba Records in Hollywood, but music buyer Kristen Frederick had a similar assessment. “For every 50 Cent CD we sell,” she said, “we sell two Kanyes.”