Gucci Mane To Pay Back $200K/DMX ”Undisputed” Tour/ Rico Beats Explains “Exodus 23:1″/Nike Reveal Air Yezzy II Shoes/ New Music & Videos

Posted: May 31, 2012 in Hip Hop News

Gucci Mane Ordered To Pay Over $200K To Jeweler

Gucci Mane will be forced to fork over more than $270,000, after a jewelry company won a default judgment against the Atlanta rapper.

TMZ.com reports that A&A Diamonds filed a lawsuit against the rapper in Henry County, Georgia earlier this year.

According to the lawsuit, Gucci Mane borrowed a $130,000 diamond pinky ring and a bracelet and necklace valued at $110,000.

Gucci Mane had 15 days to pay for the jewelry and only put down a total of $40,000.

A&A won a default judgment of $274,523, since Gucci Mane never showed up in court.

A lien has been placed on the rapper’s property. (allhiphop.com)

DMX Announces Undisputed Tour Dates

By Carter Maness

Veteran rapper DMX is focused on a big 2012 comeback and he’s announced a set of tour dates to preview his upcoming Undisputed album. The leading Ruff Ryder will tour across the U.S. throughout June and early July, hitting everywhere from New York to Hawaii.

“We are excited to get back on the road for his ‘Undisputed: Weigh In’ promo tour this summer,” said Jason Fowler, DMX’s manager. “This project has been a long time coming and the DOG is definitely back. In all we think that this promo run will end up being between 30-40 cities across the U.S. and we’re planning a full U.S. tour this fall.”

X recently released the Weigh In EP, which he intended as a preview for the Undisputed full-length. “Everywhere I go people are like, ‘When’s the album droppin” When’s the album dropping’? I’m sitting on like three albums right now, but ya know, just what it’s gonna be like,” DMX told MTV News two weeks ago.

Check out the initial Undisputed tour dates after the jump.

June 1 – Cincinnati, OH – Inner Circle

June 2 – Minneapolis, MN – Epic Event Center

June 8 – Albany, NY – Northern Lights

June 9 – Detroit, MI – Date With Nas

June 10 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre Of Living Arts

June 14 – Norfolk, VA – The Norva

June 15 – Raleigh, NC – Starbar

June 16 – Jamaica, NY – Amazura

June 21 – Hyannis, MA – Pufferbelliess

June 22 – Rochester, NY – Water Street Music Hall

June 24 – Allentown, PA – Croc Rock

June 30 – Honolulu, Hawaii – Blaisdell Hall

July 6 – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – Revolution Live

July 8 – Orlando, FL – Firestone

July 10 – Pensacola, FL – Vinyl Music Hall (mtv.com)

Rico Beats Addresses Producing Exodus 23:1 For Pusha T

by Slava Kuperstein

If Pusha T meant for “Exodus 23:1” to be a diss, Rico Beats didn’t find out until the fans did.

In an interview with MTV News, the producer insists that he heard no indication that Pusha was going at Drake or Lil Wayne on the song, as has been widely speculated.

“Honestly, when we were in the room listening to that record, I didn’t hear none of these guys’ names brought up,” he said. “It was none of that. Dream got in his zone and he went in the booth. Pusha got his pen, like I didn’t hear nobody mentioned.”

Regardless of Pusha’s intentions, Lil Wayne wasted no time responding, first via Twitter, then by releasing “Goulish,” on which the Young Money general name-checks Pusha. Since then, Pusha’s brother No Malice has responded via Twitter, seemingly referring to a mid-2000s photo of Lil Wayne and Cash Money Records CEO Birdman kissing.

Rico revealed that Pusha requested something dark for the album, and found inspiration in a Notorious B.I.G. classic. “I went down to the studio and I was just listening to Biggie. I was just playin’ pure Biggie. So [“What’s Beef”] came on and once I heard [B.I.G.’s] ‘ha-ha-ha-ha’ [vocal] I was like, ‘Oh shit.'”

Rico has confirmed that he will continue to collaborate with Pusha T in the future. (hiphopdx.com)

Nike Reveals Reptilian Design for Kanye West’s Air Yezzy II Shoes

It’s no secret that Kanye West loves to be fashionably relevant. From setting clothing trends worldwide, to partaking in Fashion Week events in Paris, France, West has embraced the fashion world with open arms.

His “kicks” game is apparently no exception, as Nike revealed the intricate design for his Air Yeezy II shoes, seeking to blend classic Nike court breakthroughs with the performance and aesthetic demand of West himself.

The shoes feature skived anaconda-textured, leather quarter panels, complimented with a debossed Vac-Tech Nike Swoosh.

The molded rear is sculpted with a reptilian inspired spike, while an engineered strap with scaled down spikes was developed to offer a greater sense of symmetry and lock down.

Nike sought to celebrate the iconic Nike cross-training silhouettes, with the addition of the molded forefoot strap.

Inspiration for the shoe came from the late 1980s basketball shoes and the original Nike Air Yeezy, and is built on the Nike Air Tech Challenge II tennis shoe outsole.

The foot-hugging tongue and plush collar were made with comfortable and breathability in mind, while both parties sought to make the shoe slimmer than the original by tailoring it to West’s foot, while lowering the collar.

Kanye and Nike’s obsessive approach to materials resulted in a luxurious mix of leather, rugged ballistic nylon, and soft nubuck.

The shoes are completed with hieroglyphics that spells out ‘YZY’ on the forefoot strap.

Each screw on lace aglet is obelisk shaped, and the anaconda texture is echoed on the eyelets and leather lace toggle that carries the Roman numeral ‘II.’

The Nike Air Yeezy II in the Platinum and Black editions will release June 9 at select global retailers in limited numbers. (allhiphop.com)

NEW MUSIC

Meek Mill Feat. Gucci Mane – Audemar

 

 

 

Pusha T feat The Dream – Exodus 23:1 (Video)

 

 

 

Juvenile Ft. Rick Ross – Power (Video)

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