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Redman and Method Man to reunite for new projects

March 21st, 2014 4:10am EDT
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Redman is reuniting with frequent collaborator Method Man for another joint album and a sequel to stoner comedy How High.

The hip-hop stars have long been partners in the rap game, and they are planning new projects for both the big screen and the music scene.

In an interview with MTV.com, Redman reveals fans can expect a third instalment of the pair's hit Blackout! record series, which was first released by the duo in 1999.

He says, "We gonna do Blackout! 3... Once we get our beats from (producers) RZA, Erick Sermon and Rockwilder, then we can take other producers that wanna be a part o...
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Method Man hits back at Chozen cartoon critics

January 14th, 2014 8:30pm EST
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Hip-hop star Method Man has lashed out at critics online after he was attacked for starring in a new cartoon about a gay white rapper.

The How High hitmaker lends his voice to a character called Phantasm in the new animated comedy, working alongside the likes of Danny McBride, Kathryn Hahn and funnyman Bobby Moynihan as title character Chozen.

However, his involvement in the series, which chronicles Chozen's attempts to rebuild his career after a stint in prison, has prompted some detractors to take aim at Method Man via Twitter.com for allegedly damaging the image of the hip-hop industry...
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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Reuniting To Headline Rock The Bells Festival

May 16th, 2012 3:46pm EDT
Bone Thugs N Harmony
Rappers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are putting their differences aside to reunite and belatedly mark their 20th anniversary at the Rock the Bells festival series this summer.

The Tha Crossroads hit-makers formed in 1991 as a five-piece, but the veteran rappers were reduced to a trio early last year when both Wish Bone and Krayzie Bone walked out of the group to pursue solo endeavors.

Now Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone and Flesh-n-Bone are planning to celebrate their career longevity by coming together to headline the 2012 Rock the Bells hip-hop concerts. They will perform t...
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Check Out 'The Sitter,' Now On Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Download

March 27th, 2012 6:25am EDT
The Sitter
A college dropout becomes a babysitter to make some quick cash, and takes his three young charges on an epic urban adventure in "The Sitter" from director David Gordon Green ("Pineapple Express").

Noah (Jonah Hill) isn't a babysitter, but he'll do just about anything for a little extra cash in his wallet. Shortly after he's hired to look after three young children, though, Noah gets a call from his girlfriend promising sex in exchange for drugs. Desperate and horny, the irresponsible sitter packs his unsuspecting wards into the car and heads for the seedy part of town.

Before Noah can t...
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RZA Threatens To Sue The Game

January 31st, 2011 1:08pm EST
RZA
Wu-Tang Clan rapper RZA has threatened legal action against The Game in a dispute over a song.

Lawyers representing RZA - real name Robert Diggs - have sent a cease-and-desist letter to the star over a track called Heartbreaker, which RZA produced for The Game's R.E.D album.

The pair was unable to gain permission to use a sample featured in the song and it was removed from the record, although The Game is said to have included it on his Purp & Patron mix tape - which has apparently angered RZA.

The Game tells Hiphopdx.com, "I think RZA (is) tryin' to sue about (Heartbreaker) or somethi...
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Rapper Redman Busted In Norway For Smoking Pot On Stage

December 8th, 2010 12:15am EST
Redman
Rapper Redman encountered a little legal trouble during his recent tour stop in Norway after he was arrested for smoking marijuana onstage.

The "Dirrty" singer performed in Oslo on November 26 as part of his joint European tour with pal Method Man, but his penchant for pot landed him in trouble with cops after ignoring prior warnings from venue authorities about using the drug at the gig.

However, Redman reveals he wasn't in custody for long - and was soon allowed on his way to continue the roadshow.

He tells BET's 106 & Park countdown show, "I got locked up in Norway. They told me not t...
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Tila Tequila Is Wounded

August 20th, 2010 7:45pm EDT
Tila Tequila
We spotted Tila Tequila walking down Robertson Blvd. in Beverly Hills earlier this week wearing high-waist pants, red high heels, and a head scarf. She looked like she was recovering just fine following her attack at a musical festival in Illinois earlier this month. However after a closer look, Tila's sporting a bandage under her right eye and a bit of surgical tape over her left eye. (Our friends over at The Superficial have a pic)

Tila was allegedly hit with beer bottles and fire crackers while performing on stage at the festival. She has consulted lawyers to take action against the per...
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Method Man Taking Legal Action Against Festival 'Attackers'

August 18th, 2010 10:30am EDT
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Rapper Method Man is taking legal action after he was allegedly hit in the face with a beer can while performing onstage at a music festival in Illinois.

The How High hit-maker was left bloodied and bruised after he was injured during a prolonged attack when he appeared at the Gathering of the Juggalos event with Redman on Sunday. He continued with the performance but now he's preparing to sue the perpetrators of the attack, according to TMZ.com.

The rapper tells the website, "It's not OK... I don't condone throwing things at the talent while they're performing. It takes a lot of heart...
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Tila Tequila Was Warned About Potential Stage Attack

August 17th, 2010 4:30pm EDT
Tila Tequila
Tila Tequila was warned by the Insane Clown Posse about the possibility of an attack during her set at a music festival in Illinois last week - but brushed off the concerns and pressed ahead with the gig.

The reality TV star-turned-singer, real name Tila Nguyen, suffered cuts and bruises to her face after she was allegedly pelted with beer bottles and fire crackers while performing at the Gathering of the Juggalos event, which began last Thursday.

She refused to leave the stage and instead completed her gig while being shielded by a group of burly security guards. She announced plans to...
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Method Man Injured At Same Festival As Tila Tequila

August 17th, 2010 9:09am EDT
Method Man
Tila Tequila isn't the only star nursing injuries from a music festival in Illinois over the weekend - Method Man is sporting cuts on his face after he was allegedly hit by a beer can onstage.

The reality TV star, real name Tila Nguyen, is preparing to launch legal action after she was injured during a prolonged attack when she appeared at the Gathering of the Juggalos event, which began on Thursday. And rapper Method Man was allegedly also a victim of violence at the same event.

TMZ.com has obtained photos and video footage showing the star, real name Clifford Smith, with a bloodied f...
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Celebrities In Financial Trouble

October 15th, 2009 9:24am EDT
Celebs in financial trouble
They may be famous, but it doesn't mean they're rich. It also doesn't mean the taxman will let them slide. The economy certainly is hard for us regular folk these days, but it's also affecting Tinseltown's finest. Check out our slideshow of celebrities that are facing foreclosure, bankruptcy, and other problems for failing to pay up.

Toni Braxton owes more than $12,500 on her mansion in Century City, California and officials at Bank of America are now looking to foreclose on the property.

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Method Man Charged With Tax Evasion

October 5th, 2009 3:00pm EDT
Method Man Charged With Tax Evasion
Rapper Method Man is facing up to four years behind bars after authorities in New York charged him with tax evasion.

The Wu-Tang Clan rapper - real name Clifford Smith - surrendered to police on Monday and was arraigned in Staten Island's Stapleton Criminal Court. He is accused of failing to pay personal income tax from 2004 to 2007, totaling $32,799, not including fees and penalties. He faces a felony charge of repeated failure to file personal income and earnings tax. He also faces a misdemeanor charge of failure to pay tax. Prosecutors have vowed to fiercely go after the star.

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Goodie Mob & Geto Boys Reunite For Cypress Hill's 'Smokeout'

August 31st, 2009 9:26pm EDT
Cee-Lo Green
Gnarls Barkley star Cee-Lo Green's former group, Goodie Mob, has added a second reunion show at Cypress Hill's upcoming Smokeout festival return in California. The hip-hop act and Geto Boys will both reform for the event, which was last held in 2003.

The two-day festival at the San Manuel Amphitheater at the end of October will be hosted by stoner icons Cheech & Chong and feature Slipknot, the Deftones and Sublime.

Rappers Cypress Hill launched Smokeout in 1998 to create awareness around cannabis counter-culture.

The band's B Real says, "This will be our best Smokeout ever. Slipkno...
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Ghostface Killah Releasing A Comic Book

July 16th, 2009 2:53pm EDT
Ghostface Killah Comic Book
Rapper Ghostface Killah is following his Wu-Tang Clan band mate Method Man into the world of comic books - he's written his own graphic novel.

The hip-hop star has landed a publishing deal with the Hachete Book Group - the same company that deals with Method Man - for the release of Cell Block Z.

The story revolves around a boxer who is wrongly accused of murder and is illustrated by animator Chris Walker.

Cell Block Z is due for release on July 29th, reports XXL magazine.

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Jay-Z Stuns Crowd At Summer Jam, Debuts New Song 'D.O.A.'

June 8th, 2009 2:55pm EDT
Jay-Z
Rap superstar Jay-Z stunned concert goers in New Jersey on Sunday when he made a surprise appearance at the annual Summer Jam event to debut his new song.

The hip-hop icon - who was not listed on the bill of performers for the gig held by New York radio station Hot 97 - sent the crowd in East Rutherford, New Jersey into a screaming frenzy when he stepped out to join Young Jeezy on stage for a remix of Put On.

But Jay-Z commanded fans' full attention when he played his brand new track D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune) live for the first time at the show, just two days after premiering th...
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Snoop Dogg's Tax Debts Unveiled

April 25th, 2009 12:00pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Rap superstar Snoop Dogg has been named and shamed as the latest celebrity indebted to the state of California - he's failed to pay more than $284,000 in back taxes.

The Drop It Like It's Hot hit-maker, real name Calvin Broadus, had a tax lien filed against him last month, which accused the rapper of owing $284,053.59, reports TMZ.com.

He's not the only musician not up to date with his taxes - soul star Dionne Warwick was recently listed in California's top 10 worst offenders, while rappers Xzibit, Method Man and Lil Kim have also run into trouble with the U.S. Internal Revenue ...
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Xzibit's Tax Debts Leaked Online

April 16th, 2009 3:21pm EDT
Xzibit
Rapper/actor Xzibit owes more than $500,000 in unpaid taxes, according to new documents leaked online.

The Hey Now star, real name Alvin Joiner, has had two tax liens filed against him in the past year by officials at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS).

According to DetNews.com, Michigan native Xzibit was recorded as owing $296,355 to the IRS on April 17th 2008, while a further $205,485 was noted in the Los Angeles County Records of Deeds office on February 4th.

But Xzibit isn't the only rapper indebted to the IRS - Lil' Kim owes $979,090, while Method Man had his car rep...
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Tax Collectors Seize Method Man's SUV

March 23rd, 2009 8:55am EDT
Method Man
Rapper Method Man's sports utility vehicle has been seized by New York state tax collectors alleging he owes over $50,000 to the government.

A 2008 Lincoln Navigator belonging to the star - real name Clifford Smith - was taken from his Staten Island, New York home at 6 a.m. local time on Wednesday, according to the New York Post.

The Wu Tang Clan rapper reportedly owes $52,503 in income taxes.

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Rock The Bells Festival Rings In The Stars

August 5th, 2008 4:59pm EDT
Jay-Z
The Rock The Bells rap festival was an all-star affair on Long Island, New York on Sunday when Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes and Slick Rick made surprise appearances. Jay-Z stunned rap fans at the Jones Beach event when he joined Nas for two songs.

The two rap heavyweights performed "Black Republican" and Jay-Z's "Success" anthem.

Meanwhile, Rhymes gave the reunited A Tribe Called Quest's headlining spot a little star power when he joined them for a version of "Scenario."

And Method Man and Redman's set was awash with special guests - DJ Kool, Slick Rick, Keith Murray and EPMD all join...
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Notes & Quotes - Faris, Hunter, 'Wall-E' & Method

July 1st, 2008 8:00pm EDT
Anna Faris
"I was such a late bloomer. I had no boobs and looked so young. None of the guys ever liked me. I had two gorgeous girlfriends, and I felt guys were always trying to be my friends so they could pursue them." Anna Faris was desperate for male attention as a teen.

"I grew up in Georgia, so I grew up around guns. There were many guns in the house. No one ever got hurt." Saving Grace star Holly Hunter reveals her dangerous Southern roots helped build her tough-girl persona.

The success of animated robot movie Wall-E has given top studio Pixar it's ninth successive U.S. box office numb...
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Method Man Invites Obama To The Streets

July 1st, 2008 2:41pm EDT
Method Man
Wu-Tang Clan star Method Man has invited U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama to join him on the streets of Compton in Los Angeles. The rapper is a big fan of the Democrat but he insists no new president should be allowed to lead the country without visiting the toughest areas of America.

He says, "My people never feel the affects of who changes the world or who's in office because it never trickles down that low on the scale. We don't feel the President's power down there (in Compton), we just feel the poverty. Blessings to Obama and the whole Obama click. Hopefully he'll bring his ...
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Rappers Sued By Late Jazz Legend's Estate

May 23rd, 2008 10:00am EDT
Unidentified Rapper
Rap superstars Kanye West, Method Man, Redman and Common have been accused of using late jazz legend Joe Farrell's music without permission.

Farrell's daughter, Kathleen Firrantello, filed a lawsuit against the hip hop stars and their representing record labels - all owned by Universal Music Group - in New York's U.S. District Court on Thursday. The lawsuit accuses the rappers, and their labels, of using segments of Farrell's 1974 composition Upon This Rock in three different songs without seeking approval from the late singer's estate.

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Wu-Tang Clan Play Concert In New York, Quash Break-Up Rumors

April 17th, 2008 2:54pm EDT
Wu-Tang Clan
The Wu-Tang Clan have quashed rumors they are to disband, after making a triumphant return to the stage in New York on Wednesday night.

The eight key members of the group reunited for the Irving Plaza concert, marking the first time in more than seven months that RZA, GZA, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah, Method Man, U-God, Masta Killa and Inspectah Deck have come together for a show.

The legendary Gravel Pit hitmakers have long been dogged by rumors of a split, with the feud between RZA, Raekwon and Ghostface Killah reportedly being sparked by unpaid royalties from the group's various ...
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Method Man To Release A Graphic Novel

April 11th, 2008 3:54pm EDT
Method Man
Wu-Tang Clan star Method Man is to add author to his resume - he's publishing a self-titled graphic novel. The book, co-authored by renowned comic writers Sanford Greene and David Atchison, is centered on a "murder priest" Mosley Paine, who battles an evil, sewer-dwelling giant named Leviathan.

Method Man is slated for release on July 23rd via Grand Central Publishing, while the rapper's Wu-Tang Clan bandmates Ghostface Killah and GZA are also reportedly in talks with the same firm to release graphic novels in the near future.

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Method Man: 'Spears Signaled The Apocalypse'

December 7th, 2007 10:09am EST
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Wu-Tang Clan star Method Man insists the moment Britney Spears shaved her head signaled the end of the world.

The rapper believes the Toxic star's decision to remove her hair earlier this year marked a complete change in the music industry.

He says, "The whole music industry is twisted on it's f**king head. And Britney Spears shaved her head - that's how I know the Apocalypse is coming."

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Method Man To Tour High Schools As Part Of NYC Plea Deal On Marijuana Arrest

August 17th, 2007 9:48pm EDT
Method Man
NEW YORK (AP) - Method Man is going back to school. As part of a plea deal reached following a marijuana arrest earlier this year, the hip-hop star was ordered to visit 15 city high schools to warn students about the dangers of drugs.

The former Wu-Tang Clan member, whose real name is Clifford Smith, ''is thrilled to do it,'' defense attorney Peter Frankel said Friday. ''He's never been in trouble before. He's not a stereotypical rapper.''

Smith, 36, was arrested on May 17 after toll-booth workers on the Brooklyn side of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel reported smelling marijuana smok...
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Method Man Accepts Community Service Sentence

August 17th, 2007 9:52am EDT
Method Man
Method Man has accepted a plea deal to carry out community service in relation to his May arrest for driving under the influence of marijuana.

The hip-hop star - real name Clifford Smith - was stopped at the Battery Tunnel toll booths in Brooklyn, New York, on 17 May and taken into custody on four drug and traffic charges, including unlawful possession of marijuana and operating a motor vehicle under the influence.

Smith, 36, has agreed to undertake community service at the Choices and Consequences program, headed by the Brooklyn district attorney's office.

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Family Values Tour Expands With Second Stage And 'Guitar Hero II' Competition!

July 4th, 2007 9:00am EDT
Korn
This summer's biggest tour, Family Values, has teamed up with RedOctane's Guitar Hero to sponsor a second stage on the tour with an additional five bands making a total of 13 acts performing. A likely pairing, rock's biggest outing including co-headliners Korn and Evanescence, Atreyu, Flyleaf, Hellyeah, and Trivium partnered with the ultimate rock star experience, Guitar Hero, will foster hot newcomers Five Finger Death Punch, Invitro, Twin Method and others to be announced shortly, on the second stage all for an added value and the best-priced lawn tickets of the summer at $9.99!

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Method Man Arrested

May 19th, 2007 10:07am EDT
Method Man
Wu-Tang Clan rapper Method Man was arrested in New York City on Thursday night for driving under the influence of marijuana. The 36-year-old hip-hop star, real name Clifford Smith, was stopped at the Battery Tunnel toll booths in Brooklyn at 10 p.m.

Smith was attempting to pay the tunnel toll when Officer Donald Johnston spotted his vehicle's inspection sticker had expired and upon investigation, allegedly found the rapper smoking a cannabis joint.

Police allegedly discovered 28 grams of the illegal weed in Smith's Lincoln Navigator vehicle, the New York Daily News reports.

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Russell Simmons Calls Upon Music Industry To Ban 'Extreme Curse Words'

April 24th, 2007 9:47am EDT
Russell Simmons
Music mogul Russell Simmons has called upon the recording and broadcast industries to completely ban "extreme curse words" like "bitch", "ho", and "nigger".

The Def Jam founder - who held a Hip-Hop Summit Action Network last week to discuss the sexist and misogynistic lyrics found in some rap music - believes those in the hip-hop industry need to take immediate action to prevent the "growing public outrage" surrounding the casual use of such offensive words.

He says, "We recommend (they're) always out. This is a first step. It's a clear message and a consistency that we want the i...
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