The NY Daily News reports that Dame Dash says that debt has him on the brink of eviction; the former Roc-A-Fella Records mogul could be kicked out of a rented mansion in Carmel, New York. “I am currently several months behind in paying my personal bills,” he wrote. “For instance, I am currently over $100,000 behind in rent for the only home in which I live and at risk of being evicted.” Dash lost Two Tribeca lofts in 2010 to foreclosure. He has also lost several lawsuits that have taken a large toll on his finances, as well his expensive divorce from ex-wife Rachel Roy back in 2004. Dash also owes over $4 million in state taxes and owes federal tax money, as well.
Ja Rule was released from prison this week after serving most of a two-year sentence for weapons possession. While the rapper has yet to talk about his future plans, a spokesperson has confirmed he will be in home confinement for the remainder of his sentence for tax evasion. spokesperson, Melanie A. Bonvicino, tells TMZ … “My client Jeffrey Atkins (aka Ja Rule) was released this morning from the Raybrook Correctional Facility in Upstate New York to serve out his federal time obligation due under the terms set forth in accordance with home confinement which were secured by his attorney Stacy Richman,” the rapper’s rep, Melanie A. Bonvicino told TMZ. “At present, he looks forward to spending some time with his family while he completes his memoir.”
May 24 – Kansas City, Missouri – The Midland by AMC
May 26 – Silver Spring, Maryland – The Filmore Silver Spring
May 28 – Baltimore, Maryland – Rams Head Live
May 29 – Boston, Massachusetts -Wilbur Theatre
May 30 – New York City, New York – Best Buy Theater
June 13 – Jackson, Mississippi – Thalia Mara Hall
June 14 – Baton Rouge, Louisiana – Varsity Theatre
June 21 – Cleveland, Ohio – House of Blues
June 22 – Cincinnati, Ohio – Bogart’s
June 23 – Chicago, Illinois – House of Blues
June 26 – San Francisco, CA – Mezzaine
Nas is still locked into a legal battle with concert promoter Patrick Allocco over the missed 2011 show that landed the promoter and his son in an Angolan prison. Allocco is seeking $10 million but the two parties have not been able thus far to even have a conference call with judge, as per hearing requirements. According to Allocco’s New York-based attorney, Bill Meeker, he and Nas’ lawyer, Jonathan Davis, missed an initial conference back on April 2, but both parties asked for an adjournment, which was granted. Neither attorney has been able to agree upon a new date for the required call. Meeker claims that Davis is seeking to have the judge dismiss Allocco’s lawsuit.
Thirteen years after dropping Life Story, Black Rob is readying a sequel to the project. In an interview with AllHipHop, the former Bad Boy Records artist discussed what fans can expect from Life Story 2, which spawned the hit single “Whoa!“ “It was a no brainer,” he explained. “If you know Black Rob you know what I was coming with when I was on Life Story 1, The Black Rob Report, Game Tested Streets Approved, I never lost what a rapper needed to take it over the top.” ”It was just my management and my labels that was crazy,” he added. Rob also discussed why he decided to move to the South. “I moved somewhere down south in a undisclosed location. I turn the radio on in New York, all I hear is 2 Chainz, T.I., Future…the list goes on. Why would I wanna be there, might as well come down here an enjoy the living and the music. This is the Mecca right now as far as music is concerned.” Watch the interview below: