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Hip-Hop Rumor: What Rapper’s In Trouble For Food Stamps Fraud?


The rumors will be the rumors, but this one is crazy!

There is a rumor in circulation that says Khia, the rapper/ singer has been caught for welfare fraud! Apparentl;y, the rap game has not spared her from needed some extra help in feeding her family. Rumor has it, the entertainer gets welfare benefits in Georgia. She has a pair of teen kids that also get help from the government. But it seems like she manages to make too much money for welfare or something and therefore has been under investigation for fraud. I guess she still gets royalties from “My Neck, My Back.” Anybody somebody said that this may be a lie on behalf of her haters.


EXCLUSIVE: J Prince Jr. Sues Over Drake, Files Lawsuit Against Cortez Bryant, Young Money


Correction: Drake is not a party to this lawsuit. 

Houston’s J Prince Jr., son of Rap-A-Lot founder and CEO J Prince, is suing Drake’s management team for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, in what totals 10 claims against Cortez Bryant and his business associates.

According to documents filed today in New York State Supreme Court, J Prince, Jr. stated that he deserves a cut of the profits earned for introducing Drake to Lil’ Wayne and Cortez Bryant’s management team, Aspire.

In the lawsuit, J Prince Jr. alleges that Bryant and Drake verbally agreed to pay J Prince Jr. a portion of the profits earned.

Prince claims that Bryant verbally agreed to, “use their experience, influence, and relationships to persuade Drake into entering an exclusive recording agreement and an exclusive management agreement with the two of them and Bryant, and was to use his influence to compel Lil’ Wayne to sign and promote Drake to and through Lil’ Wayne’s record company YME, once Drake signed the agreements.”

In addition, given J Prince, Sr’s relationship with Cash Money Records, the distributor of Young Money would “consult with them and take the lead on their business dealings with YME and CMR.”

The lawsuit also claims that on December 10, 2008, Bryant signed Drake to an exclusive management agreement with his company and defendant Roberson’s companies, Laurent and Three Kings, and that Bryant signed Drake to an exclusive recording agreement with his company, Aspire.

J Prince Jr. also claims that in or around April 2009, Bryant made J Prince aware of the signing and pledged to honor the original agreement.

Prince wants the court to appoint a receiver to stop Drake and team from renegotiating their contracts with Drake until they get paid the agreed upon amount. More news as details emerge.

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Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 6/17/2012

Waka Flocka Flame’s “Triple F Life” earns the rapper his second Top 10. Meanwhile, Kid Ink sold as records independently as many fellow Freshmen are at the majors, and Stevie Stone is back in black.

Three new Hip Hop projects debuted on the charts this week. Waka Flocka Flame’s second studio album maintained his Top 10 debut status. Meanwhile, Strange Music’s latest convert, Stevie Stone scored a Top 100 debut after two years of touring with Tech N9ne and a previous tenure on Ruthless Records. Lastly, Los Angeles, California DXnext emcee Kid Ink released his independent debut digitally, and earned himself a highly-respectable Top 20 debut.

Waka Flocka Flame’s Triple F Life Starts With Fans

Less than two years since his debut album Flockaveli released, scoring a #6 debut, Brick Squad’sWaka Flocka Flame returned with Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family. This is Waka’s third Warner Bros. Records release, following last year’s Ferrari Boyz project with early mentor Gucci Mane, and it’s his second Top 10 album. Backed by the eventually-Drake-featuring single from 2011, “Round Of Applause,” the album features Meek MillNicki Minaj and the late Brick Squad member Slim Dunkin. The project sold approximately 33,000 first-week units.

Stevie Stone Sees The Industry Is Ruthless, As Well As Strange

One of the year’s bigger comebacks has been Columbia, Missouri’s Stevie Stone. In 2009, Stone released sophomore album The New Kid Comin on Ruthless Records, the onetime power-house home to N.W.A.Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Above The Law. The label run by Eazy E’s widow Tomica Wright-Woods and Stone failed to reach the Top 200, despite some assistance from several artists, including Tech N9ne. Three years later, Stone is signed to Tech’s label, and went as far as releasing his third album as “Tech N9ne Presents…” The results appear to have given Stone his first Top 200 appearance, at #73. Rollin’ Stone features Yelawolf, Kutt Calhoun and former Ruthless label-mateHopsin. The album sold over 6,000 first-week units.

Hip Hop Album Sales: The Week Ending 6/17/2012

#10. Waka Flocka Flame – Triple F Life: Fans, Friends & Family – 33,000 (33,000)

#20. Kid Ink – Up & Away – 20,000 (20,000)

#29. Big K.R.I.T. – Live From The Underground – 12,000 (53,000)

#31. Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded – 12,000 (534,000)

#51. Drake – Take Care – 8,900 (1,779,000)

#56. Curren$y – The Stoned Immaculate – 8,200 (44,000)

#66. B.o.B. – Strange Clouds – 7,300 (156,000)

#73. Tech N9ne Presents… Stevie Stone – Rollin’ Stone – 6,600 (6,600)

#96. Tyga – Careless World: Rise Of The Last King – 5,000 (249,000)

#156. Travis Porter – From Day 1 – 3,100 (23,000)

* data comes from Nielsen Soundscan, rounded to nearest thousandth for units above 10,000, nearest hundredth for units below 10,000. Each week, HipHopDX presents top albums in Hip Hop/related, and five notables.

Can Detroit Hip Hop O.G. DJ House Shoes hit the charts with his own debut album? Stay tuned to HipHopDX.

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Trae Tha Truth Among Five Injured In Shooting At Houston Club, Three Dead

Trae Tha Truth was injured during a shooting where three people were murdered and two were wounded.

Trae Tha Truth was shot outside of strip club Scores Cabaret in southwest Houston early this morning.

According to, five people were shot during the melee. Three of them were pronounced dead at the crime scene, while the rapper was one of two injured. Police identified the murdered victims as two males and one female.

Trae was treated at the Ben Taub General Hospital. A man on twitter with the handle @LowLifeDynasty posted a picture of the rapper sitting upright in bed, writing, “Everybody TRAE is ok. Minor gunshot wound.”

Police are still unsure of who fired the shots. “There were hundreds of people in that parking lot. Somebody must have seen or heard something. We desperately need someone to come forward,”said spokesperson Victor Senties.

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