Archive for January, 2010

HOUSTON HIP HOP… TURNS 10

Posted in VIDEO with tags , , , , , on January 29, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

Reaching 10 years in the Hip Hop game is such a big achievement…

We (the KNuttz) turned TEN in 2009 & now its HAVIKORO’s turn!!!

Much respect & congrats to all the guys…

For their 10 Yr Anniversary, HK called on ALL the legends & one of them happened to be one of the “VII Gems of Hip Hop”!

Check out “The Epitome of a B-Boy”… aka BBoy Ken Swift along w/ our friends @ SPTV (Sucker Punch TV) w/ yet another great piece

ENJOY!!!

SINCE THE GRAMMY’S ARE ON SUNDAY…

Posted in VIDEO with tags , , on January 29, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

Since the Grammy’s are on Sunday… here’s a clip of Corrine Bailey Rae, John Legend & John Mayer performing @ the 2007 Grammy Awards

It’s a great performance!  ENJOY!!!

CHECK OUT… The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on CBS Sunday @ 8p ET

KANYE IN THE CLEAR!

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , on January 29, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

WOTS… the charges against Mr West & the photographer he beat up have been dropped!

According to TMZ… Kanye & his lawyer presented evidence that he had completed 50 hours of community service w/ the Red Cross.

Charged w/ vandalism, battery & grand theft… the judge that handled the case in October stated that if the rapper could show proof that he has served 50 hours of community service, the case would be dismissed  (IS IT REALLY THAT EASY!?)

One of these days I wanna see a rapper (or actor) do community service just because he/she wants to!!!

You think that’s possible?

Tune in to the Grammy’s this Sunday… “Yeezy” is up for 6 AWARDS  (we hope he’s not drinkin. HA!!!)

HERE’S Kanye when we rrreaallllly liked him.  ENJOY!

WORD ON THE STREET: 01-28-10

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on January 28, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  ELIJAH WOOD  –  ACTOR
2.  NICK CARTER  –  SINGER / “THE BACKSTREET BOYS”
3.  JOEY FATONE JR  –  SINGER / “NSYNC”
4.  SARAH McLACHLAN  –  SINGER
5.  NICOLAS SARKOZY  –  23RD PRESIDENT OF FRANCE
6.  ALAN ALDA  –  ACTOR
7.  DJ MUGS  –  RAPPER / DJ / “CYPRESS HILL”
8.  RAKIM  –  RAPPER
9.  ANTHONY HAMILTON  –  SINGER

THE GRAMMY’S ARE HERE!
Tune in this weekend to see who gets what & who might get upset… The Grammy’s go LIVE on CBS this Sunday

Scheduled to hit the stage & perform a song or 2 are:
Beyonce, The Black Eyed Peas, Lady Gaga, The Dave Matthews Band, Bon Jovi, Maxwell, Pink, The Zac Brown Band, Green Day, Lil Wayne, Eminem, Drake and yes… Taylor Swift (keep an eye out for Kanye! HA!!)

Let’s hope no one gets arrested this year!!!

It’s gonna be a big night so tune in & check out the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards on CBS @ 8p ET

“MY GENERATION” by WILL.I.AM & SLASH
Your eyes are not deceiving you… you read correctly… Will.I.Am & Slash!

WOTS… the 2 musicians have teamed up to remake the Who classic “My Generation” in an effort to provide more relief for Haiti

“It’s the Who, their song, and then I altered the lyric to fit my generation now and then have Slash on it.”
– Will.I.Am. Billboard

According to sources… “My Generation” will make its debut in February during the Super Bowl XLIV half-time show.  Afterwards, the track will be available for download on iTunes w/ the proceeds goin to the earthquake victims of Haiti

RAYMOND V. RAYMOND… IN MARCH
So it looks like Usher has his eyes set for March 30th for the release of his next album “Raymond v. Raymond”

“His album date is set… His album is a solid record. People gonna love it.”
– Jermaine Dupri, MTV News

That is all…

ALICIA’S TOUR JUST GOT THICKE!
As if it wasn’t already gonna be a good show, the Alicia Keys’ “Freedom Tour” just got an addition!

WOTS… Robin Thicke broke the news to fans via his Twitter page

“Hey guys, Hittin the studio today to prep some new moves for the Alicia tour!” he tweeted. “See ya in a month with the show, come check it out!!”
– Robin Thicke, Twitter

Alicia’s “Freedom Tour” kicks of next month in Montreal on Feb 28th & along w/ Thicke, coming along for the ride is Melanie Fiona

Before Robin hits the road, he’s gonna stop by “The Late Show w/ David Letterman” on Feb 4th… and then BET’s “S.O.S. Saving OurSelves: Help for Haiti” telethon on Feb 5th

BLIGE & BOCELLI
At the Grammy’s this Sunday on CBS, the Opera world will be teaming up w/ the R&B world

WOTS… Mary J Blige will be performing a duet w/ Andrea Bocelli!!!  (WOW! who would’ve thought?)

According to KN sources… the duo will be doin a cover of “Bridge Over Troubled Water” by Simon and Garfunkel

Later… the performance will be available for download on iTunes/Target.com w/ ALL its proceeds goin to the American Red Cross & its recovery efforts for Haiti

Here’s Simon & Garfunkel LIVE in concert @ the 25th Anniv Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

LUDA’S “BATTLE OF THE SEXES”
No it’s not another reality show (although it probably would make a good one)!  BUT, it’s the name of Ludacris’ new album!

“Battle of the Sexes” is exactly what it is… on the album, Luda goes head to head against the “Female MC” Shawnna… BUT she left DTP

“There’s never really been an album with a male rapper and a female rapper together going head-to-head on different issues, mostly relationship issues”
– Ludacris, Rap-Up

Other artists makin an appearance on Ludacris’ new project include: Ne Yo, Flo Rida, Ciara, Nikki Minaj, Eve, Plies & Lil Kim, etc…

“Battle of the Sexes” by Ludacris hits stores March 16th

BOYS II MEN… STILL A TRIO
If you had any hopes that the FOUR would be getting back together… then you better put your hopes aside!

WOTS… After meeting w/ Michael McCary, the group was unable to come to an agreement… financially or otherwise  (BOO!!!!)

Did you ever wonder why the quartet became a trio?  (I did)

Well word is, McCary originally left the group in ’03 due to chronic back problems… it seems like it still is a problem

“It’s the traveling and the tour and with Mike’s back and ailments, we will not be able to perform with him so it’s hard to have his part there and yet not perform with him”
– Wanya Morris, Digital Spy

The guys are celebrating its 20th anniversary & if Michael WAS feeling up to all the traveling… they would be reuniting on a four day cruise & a Euro tour

It’s too bad… OH WELL

WORD ON THE STREET: 01-27-10

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on January 27, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  BRIDGET FONDA  –  ACTRESS
2.  CRIS COLLINSWORTH  –  EX NFL PLAYER / TV SPORTS ANALYST
3.  MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV  –  ACTOR / RUSSIAN BALLET DANCER
4.  NICK MASON  –  PINK FLOYD DRUMMER
5.  LEWIS CARROLL  –  AUTHOR OF “ALICE IN WONDERLAND”
6.  WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART  –  CLASSICAL COMPOSER
7.  JANIK GERS  –  GUITARIST / “IRON MAIDEN”
8.  KEITH OLBERMANN  –  TV COMMENTATOR
9.  GILLIAN GILBERT  –  KEYBOARDIST / “NEW ORDER”
10.  ALAN CUMMING  –  ACTOR
11.  MIKE PATTON  –  SINGER / “FAITH NO MORE”
12.  TRACY LAWRENCE  –  COUNTRY SINGER
13.  JOSH RANDALL  –  ACTOR
14.  TRICKY  –  RAPPER

JUSTIN… HARVARD’S “MAN OF THE YEAR”
WOTS… Mr TImberlake has been named the “Hasty Pudding Man of the Year” by Harvard!

That’s right!!!  The school has given the singer the award (which is given out yearly) for his “impressive contribution to entertainment”

According to the Hasty Pudding Theatricals (drama club)… they rewarded Justin Timberlake w/ the award because he’s “one of pop culture’s most influential entertainers”

Other celebs who have received the “Man of the Year” honor by Harvard include:  Tom Cruise, Bruce Willis, James Franco, Robert DeNiro, Steven Speilberg, Harrison Ford & Anthony Hopkins

Now that’s a good lis to be a part of!!!

Justin will be givin the award on Feb 5th @ Harvard

TO JUDGE or NO TO JUDGE
That is the question that has been placed upon Beyonce

Rumor has it… the Destiny’s Child singer is goin to be a judge for the U.K. hit talent show “X Factor”

Word is… Simon Cowell is in search of a judge to fill the spot as a guest for 6 months while the “real” judge Dannii Minogue is away due to her pregnancy

“Simon leaves nothing to chance and is planning for the future already… He wants to bring in Beyoncé. And what Simon wants, Simon gets. Expect Beyoncé on the panel.”
– News of the World

There has been no confirmation (YET)

WHAT YOU KNOW… BOUT INFRINGEMENT?
Apparently a rapper by the name of Motoe Blizzid has come forward claiming that T.I. uses snippets of his song ’04 “Reverence” for the hit song “What You Know”

Blizzid claims that TIP’s song has the…

“same rate of harmonic range,” and “virtually identical core harmonic progression of descending 4ths,” along with the “nearly identical instrumental melodic lines in terms of pitch, shape, and rhythm”
– Motoe Blizzid

Blah, blah, blah… YOU DECIDE!

**  T.I. “What You Know”  **

**  Motoe Blizzid “Reverence 2004”  **

Hmmm… WHAT DO YOU THINK?

“GIVE ME MY MONEY!”
Ok it’s another case of someone suing someone else…

WOTS… Sony is being sued over an album cover that was made for Shakira’s “She Wolf”

Apparently, Lee Swillingham is claiming that he was never paid for the art work he did… $64,000

Word is… contracts were signed stating that Swillingham would be paid half up front & the other later.  BUT, the contract also stated that if Sony was not pleased w/ the work that was done, then the label owes nothing!

The designer’s lawyer is accusing Sony of “falsely” claiming that the work was not good enough, BUT (this is a big one) using the artwork anyways

Here’s a thought… So if they didn’t like the artwork, then why use it!??

Sounds like there’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing!

FUNNY STUFF…

Posted in VIDEO with tags , , , on January 26, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

The homie Joke The Smoke brought this to our attention  (SO BLAME HIM!)

BUT after we saw the video we couldn’t stop laughin!!!

CHECK IT OUT…

GLEE CAST MEMBER GETTIN MARRIED?

Posted in NEWS with tags , , , , on January 26, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

Which one?  Wanna find out?  Well here’s a couple of hints…

  • This person has blonde hair
  • This person weare nothin but tracks suits on the show
  • This person hates the Glee Club
  • This person is in charge of the Cheerios

Have you figured it out yet?  That’s right… Jane Lynch aka “Sue Sylvester”!!!!

Rumor has it… Glee cast member Jane Lynch is engaged to longtime girlfriend Lara Embry

But contrary to rumors, the “Sue Sylvester” playing actress has made no confirmation.

“Jane is currently in a relationship and there is no related news to that relationship.”
– Jane Lynch manager, Access Hollywood

The 2nd season of Glee returns to Fox in April  (YES!  I can’t wait)

Here’s a few scenes that make Sue Sylvester… Sue Sylvester  (she’s such a great character)

ENJOY!!!

WORD ON THE STREET: 01-26-10

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on January 26, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  KHERINGTON PAYNE  –  DANCER / SYTYCD
2.  KIRK FRANKLIN  –  GOSPEL SINGER
3.  WAYNE GRETZKY  –  NHL LEGEND
4.  ANITA BAKER  –  SINGER
5.  ELLEN DEGENERES  –  COMEDIAN / TALK SHOW HOST
6.  EDDIE VAN HALEN  –  FOUNDER / MEMBER OF “VAN HALEN”
7.  GENE SISKEL  –  FILM CRITIC / PASSED AWAY IN 1999
8.  ANGELA DAVIS  –  BLACK ACTIVIST & TEACHER
9.  SCOTT GLENN  –  ACTOR
10.  BOB UECKER  –  ACTOR
11.  PAUL NEWMAN  –  ACTOR / PASSED AWAY IN 2008
12.  DOUGLAS MACARTHUR  –  US GENERAL IN WWII
13.  ANDREW RIDGELEY  –  SINGER / “WHAM!”
14   JAZZIE B  –  SINGER / “SOUL II SOUL”

HOPE FOR HAITI… NOW
Even though the telethon is over, the movement lives on.  Help is STILL needed by the earthquake victims of Haiti & HOPEFULLY w/ the soundtrack to the event in stores now, it’ll bring even more aid

WOTS… the “Hope For Haiti Now’ compilation is expected to be on top of the Billboard 200 chart by the end of this week

According to KN sources… the album has sold nearly 150,000

Artists who have contributed their voices include:  Justin TImberlake, Madonna, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, John Legend, Stevie Wonder, Mary J Blige, Christina Aguilera, Sting… and yes of course Jay Z

“Hope For Haiti Now”… in stores NOW!

WHITNEY TAKES ON THE WORLD
The rumors were true… Whitney Houston is goin on tour & she plans on seeing the world

Planning on stopping by Australia, Europe, the U.K., and Scandinavia, Whitney’s world tour kicks off in February in South Korea

Sorry guys… no dates have been announced for here in the U.S. (boooo!)

BUT, in case you are in Scandinavia (I dunno why you would be)… fans can purchase tickets online @ www.whitneyhouston.com

The singers special edition CD/DVD hit shelves this week… “Whitney Houston (The Deluxe Anniversary Collection)”  (GO GET IT!!!)

I MISSED LAURYN
MAN!!!  Ok so I’m late… Lauryn Hill was in New Zealand last week & apparently she hit the stage

SOOOO, if ur like me & didn’t see the video… ummm, here it is

ENJOY!!!

Also performing w/ Ms Hill were:  Sean Kingston, Shaggy, Julian Marley, Sly and Robbie, Sola Rosa and Katchafire…

Of course Wyclef was scheduled to perform, but he was helping out w/ the Hope For Haiti telethon

Here’s a clip of Sean Kingston…

PETA vs KANYE / AMBER ROSE
Hip Hop’s other royal couple, Kanye West & Amber Rose, has been under fire by the media after appearing @ Menswear Fashion Weel in Paris wearing nothing but FUR!

PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has led the attacks

“Kanye can’t help making himself look like an idiot, whether at an award’s show or a fashion show. He and his girlfriend look like pathetic creatures from a shabby roadside zoo.”
– Dan Mathews, PETA VP

TAKE A LOOK…

What do you think?

BYE BYE SASHA!
In a recent interview w/ Allure magazine, Beyonce has revealed that she will no longer be calling on the help of her alter ego “Sasha Fierce”… both PHYSICALL & EMOTIONALLY

“Sasha Fierce is the fun, more sensual, more aggressive, more outspoken side and more glamorous side that comes out when I’m working and when I’m on the stage… The double album allows me to take more risks and really step out of myself, or shall I say, step more into myself, and reveal a side of me that people [who] only know me see.”
– Beyonce, Allure magazine

Hmmm… if you ask me, it sounds like someone might be a lil SCHIZO!!!

WOW… SO U THINK U CAN DANCE!?

Posted in VIDEO with tags , , on January 25, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

I BET THIS GIRL CAN TAKE YOU OUT! (hahahaha)

SO… can she!?  (and u thought u could dance!)

WORD ON THE STREET: 01-25-10

Posted in NEWS with tags , , on January 25, 2010 by The Kracker Nuttz

BDAYS
1.  ALICIA KEYS  –  SINGER
2.  ETTA JAMES  –  SINGER
3.  CORAZON AQUINO  –  1ST WOMAN PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPINES / 1986 – 1992
4.  ROBERT BURNS  –  POET WHO COMPOSED “AULD LANG SYNE”

MORE FOXX ON AMERICAN IDOL?
With Simon’s chair bout to be empty after this season, it looks like a former celebrity Idol guest might have his eyes set on sitting in it

WOTS… Jamie Foxx might be in the running for Cowell’s postition.

According to “Life & Style”, other people inline for the Idol job is music icon Madonna… AND Interscope Records co-founder Jimmy Iovine

Hmmm who will it be?  WILL YOU EVEN WATCH!?

ALICIA AIN’T RETIRING…
Not anytime soon!!!

I dunno who started this rumor, BUT whoever did is completely wrong!

According to Alicia Keys…

“I was just saying that I would like the option to be able to retire by 30… I definitely have so much more to do. I have so many things that I want to do, so many more things I want to get involved in, important things I want to do…”
– Alicia Keys, Jonathan Ross tv show

Thank God!

Here’s Alicia performing @ the Hope for Haiti telethon:

MILEY, MARIAH & SIMON…
The big names have definitely gathered together these past weeks to help heal the world… Well the healing doesn’t stop!!!

WOTS… American Idol judge Simon Cowell has put together a cast of singers to RE-record the song “Everybody Hurts” by R.E.M.

Joining the project are Miley Cyrus, Mariah Carey, and according to KN sources… Jon Bon Jovi!

The 1993 smash hit will be re-recorded then sold to help support the “Helping Haiti fund” & the official “Disaster Emergency Committee” fund

Now word yet on when we can expect the track to be released

Here’s the original being performed by R.E.M @ LIVE 2005:

MORE MALICE FROM SNOOP
Snoop fans get ready for more of his Malice!

WOTS… the “D-O double G” will be RE-releasing his latest album w/ more tracks & more treats!!!

“More Malice: Deluxe Album and Movie” will feature 5 new tracks & 2 remixes… PLUS a mini movie that includes appearances by Jamie Foxx & Xzibit

Look out for Snoop’s new project “More Malice” in stores March 23rd

IS ROBERT DOWNEY, JR & BEYONCE AN ITEM!??
NO!  But they are starring in a new movie together (MAYBE)!!!

According to Deadline Hollywood Daily… Downey & Beyonce are favored to play the roles of “Normal Maine” & “Vicki Lester” in the1937 classic “A Star Is Born”… WOW!

Also up for roles in the same film are singers Alicia Keys & Rihanna

TRUE or FALSE… we’ll have to wait & see

In the meantime, check out Judy Garland in the role as Vicki Lester for the 1954 rendition of the film

ENJOY!

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