WORD ON THE STREET : 07-14-09

BDAYS
1.  TOMMY MOTTOLA  (60 )  –  CEO OF SONY MUSIC
2.  MAULANA KARENGA  (68 )  –  ORIGINATED KWANZAA
3.  ROOSEVELT GRIER  (77)  –  FORMER NFL STAR TURNED SINGER / MINISTER
4.  GERALD R FORD  –  38TH US PRES (1974 – 77)
5.  WILLIAM HANNA  –  HELPED CREATE “THE FLINSTONES” & “THE JETSONS”
6.  JANE LYNCH  (49)  –  ACTRESS
7.  MATTHEW FOX  (43)  –  ACTOR
8.  TAMEKA COTTLE  (34)  –  SINGER FRM “XSCAPE”
9.  TABOO  (34)  –  RAPPER FRM “THE BLACK EYED PEAS”

NO PAPER TRAIL FOR TI
WOTS… Plans to reissue TI’s “Paper Trail” have been scrapped!

According to KN sources… the reissued album was suppose to include 5 new songs & extra video clips for certain tracks

TI’s “Paper Trail” was suppose to be available to the public Aug 18

VEGAS’ TRIBUTE TO MJ
With the late King Of Pop’s BDay coming up in August… Word is a tribute to the singer is being planned @ the Palms Casino and Resort in Las Vegas

According to KN sources… proceeds from the concert will benefit the VH1 “Save The Music Foundation”

In the meantime… fans can purchase Michael Jackson memorabilia that was originally set to be available for his “This Is It” concert series HERE

BET’s “RISING ICONS”
On July 27th… fans can check out their favorite artists… Ryan Leslie, Wale, Chrisette Michele, Keri Hilson, Kid Cudi & The Dream on BET for the music channel’s “Rising Icon” series

According to KN sources… each episode is 30 minutes & viewers get a chance to go behind the scenes with each artist as they travel across the country & back to their respective homes

RAKIM IN THE FALL
WOTS… Hip Hop pioneer Rakim letter plans on droppin his long awaited album “The Seventh Seal” later this Fall

Of his new album… the rapper known as “The 13th” letter says “I’ve always tried to insert consciousness and spirituality in my records… [I interpret] the writings of all cultures and religions and how they apply to life in modern times.”

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