Fans of Tyga can finally get their hands on his third album “Hotel California.” The record — which hits stores today — boasts cameos from some of hip-hop’s biggest stars. Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and 2 Chainz are among the artists with whom Tyga collaborated for the album. Read More »
Tyga is racking up the guest appearances for his upcoming album “Hotel California.” On Tuesday the rapper took to Instagram to release the tracklist to his third album, which boasts cameos from some of hip-hop’s biggest stars. Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa and 2 Chainz are also among the artists with whom Tyga collaborated for the album. Read More »
The Notorious B.I.G. will live on in a new animated series featuring his children — C.J. and T’yanna. Ossian Media will produce “House of Wallace,” which revolves around C.J. and T’yanna’s efforts to keep Biggie’s Brooklyn recording studio open in the face of various hardships that arise after the rapper’s death. Read More »
James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond is denying new reports that say he was behind the 1994 shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur in New York City. Lawyers for the former hip-hop manager have issued a statement in response to an article that was recently published in “The Village Voice.”
The article, by Chuck Philips, said Rosemond made the admission during an information exchange meeting with authorities regarding his drug trafficking case last fall. Now, Rosemond’s lawyer tells Allhiphop that Philips’ article got the story wrong.
Gerald Shargel says Rosemond was indeed asked if he participated in the robbery and shooting of Tupac Shakur at Quad Studios during the information exchange, but says his client “categorically denied any participation” in the crime. Read More »
One of the greatest mysteries in hip-hop has finally gotten some closure. The person who planned the 1994 hit on Tupac Shakur at Quad Studios has finally come forward.
The Urban Daily After being convicted of running an interstate drug operation, Jimmy Henchman confessed to authorities that he was the mastermind behind the shooting and robbery of Tupac Shakur that began the East Coast vs. West Coast war.
According to the Village Voice, Henchman participated in â€œQueen For A Dayâ€ government sessions last fall where he confessed to being the brains behind the operation that landed Tupac in the hospital nursing five gunshot wounds. Read More »
Dr. Dre has some bad news for hip-hop fans hoping to see the Tupac Shakur hologram
out on tour. In a YouTube video shot just before his Coachella performance last Sunday night, the rap superstar reveals that the Tupac hologram “was not done for a tour.” Dr. Dre explains that the life-like image of Tupac was created solely with Coachella in mind. Read More »
Former Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight is giving more life to the speculation that Tupac Shakur isn’t dead. Suge was a guest last week on Los Angeles’ 93.5 KDay where he said the rap icon was never shot and killed in 1996. Knight points out that no one has actually seen “Tupac dead,” adding that he paid three-million dollars to a man to cremate the rapper, but never heard from the guy again.
Tupac’s image returned this month as a hologram during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg’s Coachella set.
Suge tells TMZ that he didn’t appreciate the fact that Tupac’s image wasn’t wearing his customary Death Row Records chain.
Suge goes on to compare removing Tupac’s necklace to “taking the Raiders symbol off the Raiders.”
Fans who didn’t make it out to Coachella this year to watch the hologram of Tupac Shakur perform may be in luck. The “Wall Street Journal” is citing a source who says the virtual Tupac may be heading out on the road. Digital Domain Media Group Inc. created the hologram, and they’ve apparently been in discussions with representatives for Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre about a possible tour. One possible option would have Snoop, Dre, Tupac and fellow rap stars like 50 Cent, Eminem and Wiz Khalifa performing in stadiums. A second option would feature just Tupac, Snoop and Dre touring smaller venues across the country. A spokeswoman for Dre and Snoop declined to comment about any possible tours.
Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg were headliners at Coachella last Sunday night where they were joined on stage by a hologram of the late Tupac Shakur. Read More »
The upcoming Broadway musical featuring Tupac Shakur’s famed catalog of hits is getting a very important vote of approval. TMZ.com says Tupac’s mother, Afeni Shakur, is “ecstatic” for “Holler If Ya Hear Me” to make its debut. Director Kenny Leon wanted Afeni’s approval before moving forward, so he gave her a rough preview of the project. Afeni loved what she saw, and can’t wait for fans to enjoy the production. “Holler If Ya Hear Me” will tell the fictional story of two childhood friends in the Midwest. While the story won’t include any parts of Tupac’s life, it will be inspired by the late rap icon’s music. Casting is set to begin on March 10th. A premiere date has not yet been set.