DJ AM (real name Adam Goldstein) was found dead in his NYC apartment on Friday. The 36 year old DJ was in NYC and living at 210 Lafayette, in the SoHo part of the city. A friend found him laying face-down on his bed on Friday, and there was drug paraphernalia in the apartment. A pipe for smoking drugs as well as prescription bottles were discovered.
DJ AM's last post to Twitter was on August 25th, and quoted Grandmaster Flash from the song "New York New York."
"New york, new york. Big city of dreams, but everything in new york aint always what it seems." --DJ_AM, August 25th, 5:57pm.
This tweet is still on his page, a haunting collection of words that serve as a clue to his mood before he died. The Twitter community has been re-tweeting these words in memory of DJ AM.
A representative for DJ AM issued a statement that confirms his death and says, “The circumstances surrounding his death are unclear. Out of respect for his family and loved ones, please respect their privacy at this time.”
Rest In Peace DJ AM Forever....
投稿者 DJMartin 時刻: 11:23
The sequel to the Will Smith helmed blockbuster Hancock has started to take shape. According to reports, Columbia recently hired writers Adam Fierro and Glen Mazzara to write the plot for Hancock 2, although details about the sequel are being kept secret. Fierro and Mazzara are working with director Peter Berg and Will Smith himself to pen the sequel, which will be a continuation of the original flick. Fierro has written and produced episodes of The Shield, 24 and Dexter, while Mazzara has written for Life and The Shield. At press time a confirmed release date was not available for Hancock 2.
Snoop Dogg is in Moscow tonight (August 26), where he will give a show to thousands of Russian fans. Snoop is slated to appear at the Black Star, a club on top of the Yevropeisky Mall. The club is owned by one of Russia’s most popular rappers, Timati. Snoop, who recently recorded a song with Timati earlier this year, is expected to perform hits from his catalog, in addition to new selections from his upcoming album Malice in Wonderland.
According to reports, rapper/actress Queen Latifah is in negotiations to star in a film about the life of Madam CJ Walker. Producers Michael Kimbrew and Craig Ross Jr. recently licensed the rights to Walker’s life from A’Lelia Bundles, a relative of Walker’s who authored the book On Her Own Ground, The Life and Times of Madam CJ Walker. Walker was born in 1867 and rose through the post-reconstruction era after the Civil War to create her own African-American owned cosmetic company, the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company. Walker, who has her own stamp, is listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the first female millionaire who earned her own fortune.
The third installment of Dillanthology tribute series is set to hit stores next month. On the latest and final part of the tribute series, a collection of tracks from J. Dilla’s solo albums and the Jaylib album with Madlib are highlighted. The 15-track album is due in stores October 13 on Rapster Records. Dillanthology 3: Dilla's Productions features guest appearances by D’Angelo, Common, Black Thought, Guilty Simpson and others. A full track listing is below:
1. J Dilla- WorkinOnIt
2. Jay Dee- Pause
3. Jaylib- Raw Shit
4. J Dilla- Nothing Like This
5. J Dilla- Anti-American Graffiti
6. J Dilla- Glamour Sho75 (09)
7. J Dilla- Won't Do
8. J Dilla- Baby feat. Madlib & Guilty Simpson
9. Jaylib- The Red (INST)
10. Jay Dee- It's Like That
11. Jay Dee- Off Ya Chest
12. J Dilla- Crushin' (Yeeeaah!)
13. J Dilla- Reality Check feat. Black Thought
14. Jay Dee- Featuring Phat Kat
15. J Dilla- So Far To Go feat. Common & D'Angelo
投稿者 DJMartin 時刻: 6:04
The assault case against Chris Brown entered a new phase as the R&B singer/actor was sentenced to five years’ probation and six months’ community labor Tuesday (August 25) for beating his former girlfriend, Rihanna.
Rihanna was not present for the hearing as Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Patricia Schnegg also ordered Brown to stay 100 yards away from the R&B/pop diva for five years unless they are attending music industry events.
In this case, the pair can come within 10 yards of each other. Brown will serve his probation sentence in his home state of Virginia.
The 20-year-old crooner’s community labor will be at the Commonwealth Catholic Charities in Richmond, VA, where Schnegg ensured that Brown will take a yearlong domestic violence course and perform physical labor rather than community service.
As part of Brown’s probation, he must stay in touch with a probation officer in Los Angeles and is subject to search and seizure at any time over the next five years.
In addition, the crooner cannot own any dangerous weapons, including guns or knives and must provide DNA samples as requested by authorities.
Brown’s sentence also calls for him to get prior approval before leaving the country. If the singer violates any part of his sentence, he could be sent to state prison.
News of Brown’s sentencing is the latest development following the singer’s violent encounter with Rihanna prior to this year’s Grammy Awards.
According to a probation report prepared for the hearing, the couple was involved in heated exchanges in the past. Three months prior to the February altercation, an incident occurred when Brown and Rihanna were traveling in Europe.
The report noted how Brown shoved Rihanna into a wall after the songbird slapped him during an argument.
Another incident documented in the report centered on Brown allegedly breaking the front and passenger side windows on a Range Rover driven by the couple while visiting Rihanna’s native Barbados.
Neither incidents were not reported, according to the probation report.
Musically, Brown is working on new material for his upcoming album, Graffiti.
The songs “Changed Man”and“Not My Fault” have struck a nerve with music fans, as lyrics from both songs seem to address Brown’s current drama.
A rep for Brown’s label, Jive Records, revealed that “Changed Man” was recorded before Brown’s assault case, while “Not My Fault” and another track “Smash” were actually demo tracks that were not intended for release.
投稿者 DJMartin 時刻: 17:49
Police in Allentown, Pennsylvania are investigating a shooting that left two people injured, after a concert featuring Fabolous.
Fabolous was in town to promote his latest album/movie Loso's Way. The rapper performed without incident inside the Crocodile Rock Café in downtown Allentown.
Around 2:30 AM this morning (August 23), gunfire erupted in the parking lot, injuring a man and a woman.
Both victims were transported to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Cedar Crest. Their conditions were not immediately available.
Investigators are still seeking a motive for the shooting and are currently seeking to identify the perpetrators.
In 2006, at least four fans were injured at Crocodile Rock, after rapper Juelz Santana canceled a scheduled appearance.
投稿者 DJMartin 時刻: 13:00