Erykah Badu and Papoose need to have a closed-door meeting about his new single, “Cure.” Badu’s voice is featured on the track, released by the Brooklyn rapper just under a week ago, which appears to have been done without her permission. Badu went on Twitter revealing that her vocals are a decade old. “This papoose song Cure. I sang those vocals 10 years ago. That’s 2 babies ago.Sheeeit. So mcs just throwing out old material- no paperwork..” The more than five-minute song is off the rapper’s newly released debut, Nacirema Dream. On the track, Papoose raps about cancer and AIDS, rhyming from the perspective of the disease and virus. But the subject matter failed to impress Badu who followed up her first tweet by writing, “I [think] they already have the cure by now.” Badu has no qualms about calling out artists for using her without asking first. Last June, the Flaming Lips felt her wrath for releasing the NSFW video for “Unapproved,” which features the Texas native nude. Badu said she never gave approval for the visual to be released and felt that it didn’t show her in the proper light. Papoose has not publicly responded to Badu’s claims, but he might want to square all the legal details away before this situation escalates.
Remember this picture of Beyonce, which she posted to her instagram? It was clearly inspired by her new buzz songs “Bow Down / I Been On.” The Houston, Texas native is rumored to be cooking up an all-star cast of Texas rappers to represent for the Lone Star State on the official “Bow Down” remix. According to ‘My Fox Houston’ reporterIsiah Carey, the Hit-Boy produced banger, is set to feature verses from Slim Thug, Willie D, Scarface, Bun B, Kirko Bangz & Lil Keke. Carey reported that when he was told the news of the rappers in the studio working on the remix, he was asked to remain silent, but when photos from the studio session started to surface, he let the cat out of the bag.
NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders has won full custody of his daughter, Shelomi, 9, in a nasty battle with his estranged wife, Pilar. Last week, a Texas jury granted the former Dallas Cowboy star sole custody of his sons, Shilo, 13, and Shedeur, 11, but was given joint custody with Pilar of their daughter. Yesterday, we’re told, Sanders obtained a court order giving him full custody of Shelomi. Pilar’s rep, Kali Bowyer, told us of the decision: “Unbelievable. He gets a judge to sign off on an order to take her daughter. Whose payroll is this judge on? Certainly not the taxpayers’.” The Sanders are in the middle of a contentious divorce and are battling over terms of a prenuptial agreement.
Lil Flip had vowed to fight the charges stemming from his December arrest in Louisiana when he was stopped for speeding and cops found weed and an AR-15 assault rifle in his vehicle. Yesterday the Houston rapper pleaded not guilty to possession of a firearm, possession of a schedule 1 narcotic (weed), and speeding according to TMZ
The “Game Over” rapper has a Texas concealed handgun license that he says is also valid in 22 other states, including Louisiana. Flip also denies carrying weed with him on the day of his arrest. Instead he says they were ”Black and Mild” wine flavored cigars and clove cigarettes. A pre-trial date has been set for April.
This past weekend trapstar/do-gooder, Young Jeezy, was honored by Houston Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee during All-Star weekend. The TM-103 rapper was honored with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition from U.S. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee’s Executive Assistant, Janice Weaver. He was presented with this certificate for his involvement with the 2013 NBA All-Star Weekend and his support of local Houston businesses, such as Houston Bentley – Post Oak Motor Cars. The Lone Star state welcomed Jizzle to the bottom of the map with a classy reception in the rapper’s honor before he was given the certificate. “The greatest good you can do for another is not just to share your riches but to reveal to them their own, the framed document read. Doing good in the community is nothing new for Snow, as he’s been known to give away toys in the hood on Christmas every year. ’I'm on my Nino Brown, Frank Lucas tour you know. I like to do things up close and personal with the people. I’ve been giving back for twelve years now, way before rap,” said Young Jeezy in an earlier video. “It just my way of doing things man, I give back to the people who give to me and have been a big part of my career and my struggle. I relate to them I’m the people’s champ.”
The feud between Marques Houston and Raz-B has escalated to a whole new level. According to TMZ, Houston has filed a restraining order against his former friend and band member. Houston claims the feud began when Raz-B posted a Youtube video, in which he accused Houston of molesting him. In the filed documents Houston says the video “”has caused me emotional distress and caused me to fear he will be violent toward himself and others.” Houston also claims Raz-B has threatened him online several times, causing him to fear for his life and that of his girlfriend, family and friends. The judge granted Houston a temporary restraining order, requiring Raz-B to stay at least 100 feet away. A hearing is scheduled for Monday morning to determine if the restraining order can be made permanent.
UGK were inducted into this year’s Museum of the Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame in their hometown of Port Arthur, TX today, two days before the 5th anniversary of Pimp C’s death. Bun B, his family as well as Pimp C’s mother were on hand to accept the honor and says:
“We’re one and the same,” he said of his relationship to the city. “It is very hard to separate me from Port Arthur and Port Arthur from me and that’s a good thing.” “Chad loved Port Arthur so much,” said his mother, Weslyn “Mama Wes” Monroe. “This is a tremendous thing today.”