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!!!

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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!!!

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