Thursday, March 14, 2013

40 Glocc Sues Game For $4.5million For Beating Him Up

Rapper 40 Glocc is gunning for $4.5 MILLION … and his target is The Game.
game-40glocc-lawsuitTMZ broke the story … Glocc sued Game over a street fight between the two rappers, which went down in July outside a Hollywood Hills mansion. Game subsequently posted footage of the brawl on YouTube, showing him whaling on Glocc.
At the time Glocc filed the suit, he didn’t specify how much he wanted, but now we know. Glocc just filed legal docs demanding a cool $4.54 million.
Here’s the breakdown:
– $500,000 in pain and suffering
– $500,000 in emotional distress
– $750,000 in lost earnings
– $2 million for punitive damages
– $25,000 in medical expenses
– Various other stuff

ACL Live Co-Owners Invest In Producers of Fun Fun Fun Fest

ACL Live Co-Owners Invest In Producers of Fun Fun Fun Fest
Fun Fun Fun Fest
The 2013 edition of Austin's popular Fun Fun Fun Fest may get an even bigger pirate ship-shaped skate ramp: Stratus Properties, co-owners of Austin's ACL Live at the Moody Theater and the W Austin Hotel, have entered a strategic partnership with Transmission Events, owner of two popular local club venues and producers of the festival.
Held the first weekend in November, Fun Fun Fun has grown steadily in its first seven years, selling 15,000 tickets for its first night in 2012 compared to 12,000 the previous year. Two years ago, the fest moved from small downtown Waterloo Park to Auditorium Shores, hoping to expand over the next several years to fill most of the park's 30,000 capacity. While still dwarfed by the annual Austin City Limits festival's 75,000 visitors, Fun Fun Fun has gathered a die-hard fanbase with a mix of punk, hip-hop, rock and comedy acts, and by successfully reuniting veteran artists such as the Descendents and Run-D.M.C.
No figures from the deal have been disclosed, but Transmission co-owner James Moody says the capitalization of the festival will greatly improve their flexibility and operations. “The way the festival business works, no money changes hands for nine months out of the year, and then there's really intense cash flow for a short period of time, so just having access to resources for that will be huge.” says Moody. “And we've had a lot of ideas but we've been limited. So if we're going to bring back Dio from the dead for the festival, now we have a partner to talk about that with.”
Potentially even more broadly significant will be the effect on up and coming artists who are based in or travel to Austin. Transmission Events owns the Mohawk and Red 7 clubs, and Moody says that the partnership and greater access to the ACL Live venue will help provide “a bit of a career path” to walk artists through. “You do inside at Mohawk, then inside at Red 7, then outside at Red 7, then outside at Mohawk. Then you sell that out and you go to a new place we're now building on East 5th Street, then you go to ACL Live and Fun Fun Fun Fest. In the past we'd end with them when they sell out Mohawk, because there's a giant gap between a 1000-head room and the fest.”
Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater opened in 2011 as both a 2,750-capacity venue and the new studio for PBS's long-running Austin City Limits live music television show. It was developed by Stratus Properties along with the Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund, a partnership between Canyon Capital and Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Canyon-Johnson Urban Fund is not currently a part of the deal with Transmission.


Afeni Shakur, mother of the late rapper/actor TupacShakur, has vowed a new business relationship with Jampol Artist Management which will help fans get their hands on more new, unreleased work from her son.
Ms. Shakur said she feels personally responsible for making sure Pac's loyal following hear his unreleased works.
The estate of Tupac Shakur is being placed in the hands of Jampol Artist Management and the late rapper's mother indicates there is more music to be released. Shakur's mother, Afeni Shakur, head of his estate and founder of the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation, said in a statement, "I believe it is our responsibility to make sure that Tupac's entire body of work is made available for his fans. My son left many incomplete pieces and even more unfinished ideas. Using the blueprints he gave us, I am committed to fulfilling this duty." Tom Whalley, the label executive who signed Shakur to his first record deal, will be working with Jampol Artist Management on music projects. (Billboard)
Through Jampol, Pac's legacy joins the likes of fellow music icons including Otis Redding and Michael Jackson.
Jampol Artist Management will oversee licensing, apparel and other ventures in all media, worldwide, as it relates to Shakur's music, film, name and likeness. JAM founder and president Jeffrey Jampol is adding Shakur to a roster that already includes the Doors, Janis Joplin, Otis Redding, Peter Tosh and Henry Mancini. He consults the estate of Michael Jackson. "It's our responsibility -- and our privilege -- to ensure that new generations of fans experience the power of Tupac's music, his ideas and his storytelling," Jampol said in a statement. Afeni Shakur noted Jampol "will find innovative ways to continue to keep his music, his message, and his legacy alive." (Billboard)
Last year, buzz behind a Shakur-inspired Broadway musical circulated online.
A new Broadway musical about Tupac Shakur just overcame one MASSIVE roadblock -- TMZ has learned, producers have obtained the approval of the rapper's notoriously protective mother ... who LOVES the show. A rep for the Shakur family tells TMZ, producers personally gave Afeni Shakur a rough preview of "Holler If You Hear Me" -- the new musical by black theater legend Kenny Leon, based on Tupac's music. According to the rep, Kenny wanted Afeni's approval before proceeding with the show -- and he GOT IT ... we're told Afeni was "ecstatic" and can't wait for the show to premiere. The musical isn't about Tupac personally -- it's a fictional story about two childhood friends in a Midwestern industrial city and their extended families. (TMZ)
In 2010, Afeni reacted to her son's "Dear Mama" record being added to the Library of Congress.
"I'm incredibly touched. It could have been any song, but I'm honored they chose 'Dear Mama' in particular," Afeni Shakur said. "It is a song that spoke not just to me, but every mother that has been in that situation, and there have been millions of us. Tupac recognized our struggle, and he is still our hero." (All Hip Hop)


Fans hoping to pre-order tickets for a much-anticipated Tupac Shakur biopic are going to have to wait a bit longer as new reports claim the project has hit a significant snag.
According to acclaimed movie director Antoine Fuqua, he is still on board for the project, however, he revealed there is no script in place.
There were various start dates also mentioned for a biopic about late rapper Tupac Shakur, and while that project vanished from sight, Fuqua claims the project is fully funded, but still suffering from script complications. "It was announced too soon," Fuqua lamented. "I have a deal for Tupac, but the script is not there yet, and its being worked on. Somehow someone started talking about it, it got out there and went crazy, but it was always a situation of, let's make sure we have a great script, and get it right." When asked what the story would deal with, Fuqua promises a focus on, "the last few days, that trip from LA to Vegas, and where his head was during that journey." (The Playlist)
Back in summer 2011, Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy said Pac's mother, Afeni Shakur, motivated him to consider reading for the role.
"How that whole thing came about, I was doing the 'Juice' mixtape and that got out. I'm with William Morris Agency and they sent me an email, the subject was 'Tupac,' so I clicked on it," Soulja Boy explained in an interview. "They were interested in having me for the role. I told them I was going to let them know. After that, I got this offer for this part for this movie called 'Officer Down' so I've been here in Connecticut [shooting]. I was on set with this actor Stephen Dorff and he was like, 'Yeah man, you should do that [play Tupac].' This is like really my first big movie, Lionsgate Films in theaters where people are going to see me acting. I was kind of hesitant [to audition for the Tupac film] but they told me that Tupac's mom is on board with the movie. That was one of the things that I was like, 'Hey, as long as his moms is cool with it I can consider it.'" (The Boom Box)
A couple years ago, reports emerged online claiming director John Singleton would helm the flick.
Now a biopic is in the works about the rapper's life and John Singleton, who was rumored to direct a film about N.W.A.'s career last month, is now slated to direct the film. Singleton takes over for Antoine Fuqua, who left the project to work on Hunter Killer. The move makes sense considering Singleton directed Tupac in 1993's Poetic Justice. No start date for production has been announced. (Paste Magazine)
Director Peter Spirer, who released Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel years back, previously talked toSOHH and gave his take on buzz behind the biopic.
"I remember Anthony Mackie in Notorious and he's a pretty good actor but I didn't even know he was playing 2Pac. It was so weird. I was like, 'Is he supposed to be 2Pac? This ain't working.' I don't know. 2Pac is such an iconic and almost cult-like figure now, I tell you man, to even want to play that role you're going to need a lot of confidence. That's a tough one. If I was an actor, that's one of the roles I would want to stay away from." (SOHH)


G-Unit's DJ Pauly D recently discussed his status on the label 50 Cent built and how his boss' upcoming Street King Immortal solo album sounds.
Paul described his Unit affiliation as one of his greatest achievements despite making a name for himself globally with touring and MTV's "Jersey Shore" reality show.
"Working with 50 and being signed to G-Unit's one of the most amazing things that's ever happened in my life," Pauly said in an interview. "50's a great guy, he's very hands-on in everything that he does and he's very smart and just being signed to that record label, it's like one big family. We all work together and [everyone's] trying to make some great music. ... A lot of people think once you come in to a record label and you've signed that record contract, you've made. That's not the case. 50 told me when you sign that record deal, that's when you start to work. That's when your work begins. It's almost like kindergarten all over again. So that's true, it's a lot of hard work. I heard a lot of 50's new stuff and it's banging. I like it, yeah. My dream collaboration in hip-hop would be probably Drake or Lil Wayneor something like that, it'd be dope." (Rap-Up TV)
In summer 2012, the East Coast native delved into his bond with Curtis Jackson.
The DJ just so happens to be on Fif's G-Note record label. So what makes Pauly and 50 Cent such besties? "When me and 50 met, it was like instant chemistry," he explained. "Like, he gets me, I get him. You know what? We just have a bond. His business work ethic is just like mine. He's a hustler his whole life, and so am I, and we just clicked." (MTV)
Last winter, Pauly revealed his motivation for inking a deal to the rapper's G-Unit company.
"[He] was always been a mentor to me because I always played his music my whole life," Pauly D told radio hosts Cipha Sounds, Peter Rosenberg and K Foxx. "And just his whole, his work ethic and everything like that and I just respected his hustle from day one." (Hot 97)
Recently, Dipset's Jim Jones revealed the new "Harlem Shake" anthem originally had ties to him and Pauly.
"Well actually, that was record mine's for like a year," Jones revealed in an interview. "I had that record a year ago and I never, it was supposed to be for Pauly D's album and we never did nothing with it so when I started to hear this 'Harlem Shake' and I heard the beat, I was like, 'D*mn. I had that beat already for a year.' So I just put the [remix] record out. Yeah. ... I been had that record before anybody even thought about that record. It was a record for Pauly D's album for 'Jersey Shore.'" ("Jenny Boom Boom")
Check out DJ Pauly D's interview:


Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne reportedly worked up a scare this week as new reports claim he was hospitalized in Los Angeles a few days ago over medical complications.
Details on Weezy F. Baby's medical condition and reported multiple seizure attacks surfaced online Thursday (March 14).
Lil Wayne was hospitalized this week in L.A. following what appeared to be multiple seizures ... TMZ has learned. Sources close to the rapper tell us, Wayne suffered the seizures Tuesday night after shooting a music video in L.A. and was subsequently taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital. Weezy was released several hours later, early Wednesday morning. We're told he's doing much better now. It's not the rapper's first encounter with seizures either -- TMZ broke the story ... Wayne suffered two seizures on board separate airplanes last October. Lil Wayne later acknowledged he'd been prescribed seizure medication by his doc. (TMZ)
Back in OctoberWayne's camp spoke out on the Young Moneyleader enduring multiple hospital stays.
Lil Wayne isn't having his best day, but MTV News has been assured that the multiplatinum rap star is on the road to recovery despite reports that he suffered two seizures in as many days. On Friday afternoon, TMZ reported that Wayne was hospitalized after suffering a second seizure, this time in Louisiana. Team Weezy tells MTV News that the reports are exaggerated and maintains that he has had no seizures and that the rapper is at home in Louisiana on the mend, again after suffering a migraine. There is no time frame on when Wayne will return to work, but he already canceled a Saturday appearance at the Jefferson Mall in Louisville, Kentucky, in support of his TrukFit clothing line, but we're told he will reschedule. (MTV)
Earlier the same day, reports claimed Wayne suffered a second medical complication within 24 hours.
Lil Wayne is about to be released from a Louisiana hospital ... after suffering ANOTHER seizure on board an airplane ... his 2nd seizure in 24 hours ... TMZ has learned. Weezy was on board a flight from Texas to LAX -- when he began to convulse. We're told the flight was immediately diverted to Louisiana ... and Wayne was admitted to a local hospital for treatment. (TMZ)
His management had also issued a statement to address what went down with Weezy.
"Lil Wayne was successfully released from the hospital after being treated for a severe migraine and dehydration. He is at home on doctor mandated rest and will return to work soon. He appreciates all of his fans for their support and love." (Statement)


Earlier this morning, Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg struck a nerve with the queen bee. During an interview with her new artist Tiffany Foxx, Kim called in to vouch for Foxx, and Rosenberg brought up Young Money first lady Nicki Minaj.
"People would say, there are people out there who would say, the way things played out with young Nicki," Rosenberg was cut off by the small rapper. "I'm about to shut you down right now ok, people do not know that story," said Lil Kim.
Even though Kim claimed to not want to talk about Nicki during an interview for Foxx she could not wrap her rant up. Foxx looked like she wanted to get up and leave the whole time. Awkward!


The comic book legend who co-created such legendary characters that you know and love will be deposed next week in a billion-dollar lawsuit against Disney.
90-year-old Stan Lee, who's reportedly experiencing health issues, will address his working relationship with Marvel over the years in a court of law. The legendary brain behind Spider-Man, Iron Man, and the X-Men will be questioned by lawyers representing Stan Lee Media, the company bearing his name that he abandoned a decade ago.
The lawsuit aims to prove that Disney, which purchased Lee's longtime home of Marvel for $4 billion, has committed copyright infringement on valuable characters since 2009 that allegedly were raided when SLM filed for bankruptcy.
Discovery in the case was put on hold last week because a Colorado federal judge said that the lawsuit potentially could be ended upon pending Disney motions, but the judge has carved out room for the plaintiffs to potentially question Lee about whether he ever owned copyrights to his valuable characters or whether his work was done as a "work for hire." The deposition is happening upon word given to the judge that the 90-year-old Lee is experiencing health problems.
To get the full scoop, head over to The Hollywood Reporter by clicking here.


Hollywood loves doing remakes, re-dos and revamps, and television classic Good Times is next up for a big screen makeover. Sony Pictures has tapped Shaft producer Scott Rubin and Wreck It Ralph co-writer Phil Johnson to take the reigns.
The groundbreaking sitcom, which aired on CBS from 1974-1979, focused on working class couple James and Florida Evans as they raised their three children in a Chicago housing project.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Cazal 607 Sunglasses (Cari Zalloni Tribute)

In the realm of designer vintage glasses, Cazal remains the most iconic brand to date.  The limited edition (999 no. pieces) Cazal 607 with a matte black finish was just released as a tribute to Cari Zalloni, the creator of Cazal Eyewear, who just passed away in 2012.  Regardless of the fact that Cazal is based out of Germany, their influence in the American Hip-Hop commnuity is enormus.  Hip Hop legends RUN DMC were known for wearing the iconic Cazal glasses,  but unfortunately for the fans who came from lesser priveledged, low-income neighborhoods, the high ticket price of Cazal Eyewear made the brand inaccesable to many.  In order for them to get their hands on Cazal, they would most likely have to rob and steal and sometimes even kill for the frames.  TodayCazal Eyewear is still a must have for hip hop titans such as Rick Ross (who has a Cazal logo tatooed on his face), Jay Z, Mosdef, and Big Boy from Outkast.  The new Cazal 607 301 are super limited to 999 pieces.  The Cazal 607 301 is a matte black version of the most popular Cazal style of all times.