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Pete Rock Reflects On Heavy D’s Death, Says They Recently Recorded A Song Together

by Steven J. Horowitz

Following the unexpected death of Heavy D, his first cousin Pete Rock spoke to Hot 97’s Peter Rosenberg and Cipha Sounds about hearing that his relative passed away.

“A couple of SKYY vodkas last night, just trying to fathom the thought of all of this. It’s very hurtful. This man, he gave me everything, you know?” he said. “It’s unbelievable. I didn’t expect this to happen so fast. I was just with him, two weeks ago at his house. I spent the night. He didn’t even want me to leave, he didn’t want me to go. I laughed at him, it was crazy.”

PR said that while visiting him in Los Angeles, California, Heavy D was interested in getting back to his Hip Hop roots and they recorded a song together.

“We did something. I finished something with him like two weeks ago, finished. When people call you that don’t call you and then your phone is just blowing up with those kind of calls, my stomach got kind of weak. DJ Scratch called me first because that’s my homie, and he let me know,” he continued. “I felt like he was my guider, the person who put me in place. He was my number one believer.”  via  HipHopDX.com

Pete Rock Radio Interview

Heavy D Knew Something Was Wrong Before He Died

GlobalGrind Staff

According to the New York Daily News, Assistant Chief of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office, Ed Winter said:

“He had gone to the doctor the day before; he had what appeared to be like flu-like symptoms. He was taking medication, so we want to see what the levels were.”

Investigators completed an autopsy Wednesday morning, but declined to release a preliminary cause of death, saying that toxicology tests must first be performed. The tests could take up to six weeks to complete.

Heavy D’s cousin Ruddy Phillips said:

According to the New York Daily News, Assistant Chief of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office, Ed Winter said:

“He had gone to the doctor the day before; he had what appeared to be like flu-like symptoms. He was taking medication, so we want to see what the levels were.”

Investigators completed an autopsy Wednesday morning, but declined to release a preliminary cause of death, saying that toxicology tests must first be performed. The tests could take up to six weeks to complete.

Heavy D’s cousin Ruddy Phillips said:

“He said he had a touch of pneumonia, maybe from traveling. He just got back from England.”

Heavy D, whose real name was Dwight Arrington Myers, was taken by ambulance to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles Tuesday morning where he died 90 minutes later.

His death came as a shock to the hip-hop generation when the news broke of his passing. He will truly be missed.

Read more: http://globalgrind.com/news/heavy-d-knew-something-was-wrong-he-died-details#ixzz1dNHS1l2L

 Trina No Longer Affiliated With Slip-N-Slide, Now Works With Rick Ross

by Andres Vasquez

During a recent sit-down interview, Trina announced that she is no longer affiliated with Slip-n-Slide and fueled rumors that she would join Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group. Miami’s Trina shared that she still has love for Slip-n-Slide, where she has spent her whole career, but that it’s time for a change.

“I’m no longer considered to be affiliated with Slip-n-Slide,” Trina told MTV’ Rap Fix. “Slip-n-Slide is like my family. I grew up with those guys, and it’s been a long journey. I love them dearly, but it’s time, in my career, for me to move forward, and I’m excited about taking the next step and seeing what’s there for me.”

“I’m not the kid on Slip-n-Slide’s roster anymore,” she continued. “I’ve spent my whole career with Slip-n-Slide — five albums — and I’m really excited about going forward without them, but I still look at them as family, no matter what.”

When Trina discussed working with Rick Ross, speculation began to build about a possible move to Ross’ MMG. Trina did not confirm or deny a move to MMG, but will be working with Ross on her next album.

“Ross has been a mentor in my career from the start,” she said. “Even before the world got a chance to see him, he was a part of my team. For him to come out and be very successful and do his thing and for me to still have him in my life, it’s a blessing. For me to work with him on my sixth album and have him there to guide it, understand what I want and see my vision, that means everything to me.”

Trina fueled similar rumors in July, where she said her new label situation is a “secret.” The more recent interview with Trina can be seen below, via Rap Fix.

http://www.mtv.com/videos/news/709651/rick-ross-to-provide-structure-and-leadership-for-trinas-new-album.jhtml#id=1674019

Introducing, DJ AK-47

VIBE.com

Alicia Keys have a discovered a new love. Don’t worry, Swizzy has nothing to worry about. In fact, he’s helping champion A.Keys’ new calling. This past Friday, at the Yotel hotel in NYC, DJ AK-47 made her introduction to the world.

Kanye, Jay-Z, & Nicki Minaj Rock The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Runway

Kanye & Jay-Z aka The Throne along with Nicki Minaj performed at the 2011 Victoria Secret Fashion Show. Check out the behind-the-scenes pics on theybf.com.

Steve Stoute and Jay-Z Part 2

Jay-Z recently sat down with Steve Stoute for an interview as part of The Tanning Effect, reflecting on his headlining slot at the Glastonbury festival in 2008 and the controversy it drew from critics. During the interview, he said that it was

“It was just another one of those checkpoints. It felt like the DMX ‘Hard Knock Life’ conversation all over again, to have that conversation of, ‘No, rappers, we can tour together. We don’t have to have an outside R&B act or anything like that.’ Done,” he said. “People listen to music differently now. That was the old guard holding onto something they thought was dear. ‘We can’t let any other type of music infiltrate this rock festival.’ But people don’t listen to music like that no more. Globally, anywhere. Everyone’s iPod is a list of all eclectic things. You have some rock, some blues, some jazz – all types of things, whatever you like. They try to keep this thing segmented.”

He continued by emphasizing the importance of words and how a slight oversight or misunderstanding can completely misconstrue what he’s actually saying.

“It’s like a misconception of anything. I can have a misconception of anything I hear one or two words from. If you hear buzz words coming from Hip Hop or anything like that, you say that’s what it’s all about. It’s very difficult to fairly analyze something in a 30-second blip. If I analyze even a Maya Angelou in a 30-second blip, I can misjudge who she is as a person and she happens to be the most incredible poet of our time.”

Watch the full interview below, where he also touches on his single “Change Clothes” featuring Pharrell Williams (via HHNM).

http://www.5min.com/Video/The-Tanning-Effect—Jay-Z-Part-Two-517191572

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