Though Slick Rick‘s last reception in Brooklyn was decidedly frigid, with the legend being booed during a halftime performance at the Brooklyn Nets‘ Barclays Center, The Ruler found a warm welcome on his birthday. AllHipHop reports that Slick Rick celebrated his birthday with a sold-out performance and was joined by friends and family at Brooklyn Bowl in New York. Slick Rick was accompanied by a full band and deejay as he performed some of his classics. During the party, videos of Raekwon, Talib Kweli, Special Ed, Biz Markie, Chubb Rock, MC Lyte, Sway Calloway, and others wishing Rick a Happy Birthday were played. “Last night was an incredible night for me as well as the Golden Era of Hip Hop. It is always great to see and perform for my fans, but to share my birthday with them at the Brooklyn Bowl was out of this world,” said the rapper. “The highlight of the night was the Birthday shout out video from my peers. I was shocked and honored by all the kind words and stories about my career. To sum it up, I am blessed, and humbled by all the love for all of the years.” via:hiphopdx
Inside the studio, Twista lets the cameras roll as he gives an in-studio performance of a track off his upcoming Dark Horse album.
Mike Tyson will be testing off his acting skills in a forthcoming episode of Law & Order SVU. Tyson will play the role of a murderer. The former boxing champion has been cast as the character Reggie Rhodes, a murderer on death row who endured a “difficult childhood,” according to USA Today. Even with tons of movie and television appearances under his belt, the New York native doesn’t have very much character acting experience, as he usually plays himself. Among his most noted stops on the big screen was the first installment of The Hangover, but he further showed more of his funny side playing former presidential candidate Herman Cain in a Funny or Die skit, last year. Since blowing through his multi-million dollar fortune the 46-year-old has worked hard to rebuild his status with a bunch of projects, including a stint on Broadway. Last summer, Tyson debuted his one-man show, Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth, directed by Spike Lee. Upon its premiere the likes of 50 Cent, Kanye West, and veteran journalist Bryant Gumbel all came out to show their support. No word yet on when his SVU episode will air, but it should be interesting. via:hiphopwired
Kendrick Lamar & TDE Invade The Observatory in Santa Ana, CA for NYE 2013
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