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While promoting his upcoming album, Nelly gave his input regarding the
unfortunate recent homosexual teen suicides. The “Just A Dream” rapper took
a moment before responding with… In related news,
fans can expect the emcee’s comeback album Nelly 5.0 to arrive next month.

*       Hip Hop as a culture has been known to be openly
homophobic in certain songs, does it surprise you to hear all of these
rappers coming out and showing support for the It Gets Better campaign?

*       If you or someone you know is depressed or thinking about killing
themselves, please call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK


According to, Emimen’s 2010 concert rider has a peculiar
request that Snooki from MTV’s Jersey Shore could appreciate. Apparently,
Slim Shady needs a healthy dose of pickles before he hits the stage on tour.
The document requests that all promoters stock Em’s dressing room with
Gundelsheim pickles – which are “low in calories, fat free [and] perfect for
dieters.” In addition, Marshall asked for the following items: “Dannon Light
& Fit yogurt (four containers, strawberry/banana), Snyder’s pretzels,
Vitamin Water (‘No Diet’), large jumbo shrimps, fresh meat, and ’25 lb
dumbbells.'” Who knew he was on a health kick?

*       Be sure to visit Eminem’s official website to find out when the
rapper will visit a city near you!

PHARRELL AND TYGA RECORD “FIRST TIME” reports Tyga and Pharrell Williams have teamed up to create a new
song called “First Time” which will serve as the lead single off the Young
Money artist’s sophomore album, Careless World. The project is expected to
touch down early next year. In the meantime, be sure to check out the song

Click HERE to hear “First Time!”


When Trey Songz was announced as the opening act for Usher’s OMG tour, many
fans wondered why Chris Brown was replaced. Well, Breezy explained that “we
kinda had different views on the tour — no beef.” Brown added they “have
two different promoters, so whoever would get the tour would have to work it
out and I think they didn’t see eye-to-eye. I think we rushed into it. We
were in love with the idea more than the actual [business part of it].” The
singer expressed that “hopefully in the future, we might work something

*       Even though the joint outing was never set in stone,
wouldn’t two of the biggest performers in R&B touring together seem more
lucrative than Usher going out on the road with non-dancers like Trey Songz
and Miguel?


According to TMZ, Toni Braxton’s ongoing financial issues have forced the
singer to declare bankruptcy for the second time. After filing for chapter
seven back in 1998, the “Hands Tied” singer is reportedly worth up to
ten-million dollars but she’s owes various companies a total of 50-million
bucks. Braxton’s list of creditors includes AT&T, The Four Seasons Hotels,
DirecTV, City of L-A Parking Violations Bureau, Neiman Marcus, Tiffany &
Co., American Express, ADT Security, BMW Financial Services and many others.
Somewhere MC Hammer is shaking his damn head.

*       Yesterday, the songbird updated her Twitter account and wrote “It’s
my birthday…not a happy birthday, but its my birthday.”

*       How could this happen to an entertainer who has sold
over 40-million albums?

*       Earlier this year, the IRS filed a lien against Toni for owing
396-thousand in unpaid taxes.


According to the Associated Press, Beanie Sigel was recently slapped with
criminal tax fraud charges for allegedly failing to file his taxes. The
former Roc-A-Fella artist earned over 1.5-million from 2002 to 2004, but
during that time period he never submitted tax documents. His lawyer claims
that the Philly rapper was incarcerated and was unable to keep an eye on the
people who were handling his finances. We will keep you posted with further


After requesting fans to stop sending mail, Lil Wayne posted his last and
final letter on his website, The mogul wrote: “Time is
ticking and I’m counting every second… I’m going to miss reading about
your lives. I’m going to miss looking at the pictures. They were the
highlight of my days aside from speaking with my kids.” He also thanked
everyone for buying his I Am Not A Human Being EP and concluded with: “Keep
rocking your “Free Weezy” tees and rocking out to my music. Trust me when I
say this is almost over.” Dwayne Carter will prance out of Riker’s Island in
27 days.


Good news for Kanye West fans! NME reports your favorite rapper has
reportedly linked up with Jay-Z, MIA, Alicia Keys, La Roux’s Elly Jackson
and Mos Def on his forthcoming album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy. If
that’s not enough, Yeezy’s project will also include contributions from John
Legend, Kid Cudi, Bon Iver and No ID. Be sure to mark November 22nd on your
calendars.  That day, the album everyone is waiting for comes out!


MTV Radio was in the house when El DeBarge played an intimate concert at New
York’s SOB’s nightclub on Wednesday night. After singer Shareefa warmed up
the stage as the opening act, the R&B legend maintained his old school swag
through hits like “Love Me In A Special Way,”  “Rhythm of the Night” and
“All This Love,” as well as new material from his upcoming album, Second
Chance. Be sure to pick up your copy on November 30th!


Kanye West recently screened his Runaway film in London, and the Hip Hop
Chronicle is reporting the movie includes narration from Nicki Minaj. In
addition to using French subtitles and vivid images, the female rapper is
the “first voice you hear” as she “narrates in a British accent.” The film
also features a cameo from model Selita Ebanks and pays tribute to Michael
Jackson. Visit the site for the full review of the flick.



Here a few things you should know about Drake’s upcoming sophomore album:
first, the Toronto native wants to title the project Moments. Second, he’s
locked in noted producers Noah “40” Shebib, Boi-1da and 9th Wonder. Finally,
Drizzy’s R&B mixtape, It’s Never Enough, will definitely be released before
the follow-up to Thank Me Later and is expected to arrive around Christmas
time. Visit to learn more!


Tonight at New York’s Crosby Hotel, Ryan Leslie is reportedly hosting an
exclusive screening for his 25-minute independent film, All Access. The
comedic project stars Black Thought of The Roots and was produced by Leslie.
The event is presented by Hennessy Flaunt and will begin promptly at 8 PM.

*       The film was written by the brilliant comedy team behind some NBC’s
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and HBO and Comedy Central’s The Chocolate


Based on their contributions to hip hop, Eric B and Rakim will be inducted
into The Long Island Music Hall of Fame. The sensational rap duo gained
respect from peers and fans with classic bodies of work including Paid in
Full and Follow the Leader. The rap vets and other artists will be honored
on Tuesday, November 16th at the Oheka Castle in Huntington, Long Island.
Doors open at 7 PM with general admission tickets going for 100 dollars and
VIP passes selling for $250.

*       Tickets can be purchased at, or at the
Cinema’s Art Center.


According to, things still seem to be going great for
Rihanna and Matt Kemp. Shortly after they attended a runway show during
Paris Fashion Week, the pop star and the L.A. Dodger baseball player were
spotted going to a Parisian bistro for a romantic dinner.


We’ve just learned Rico Love has reportedly launched his own label called
Division 1 through Universal Motown. According to his publicist, the
hitmaker will celebrate the announcement with an exclusive party hosted by
Usher. In related news, the producer, who just recorded Nelly’s “Just A
Dream” and Kelly Rowland’s “Commander,” is said to be working on new
material for Dr. Dre, Jamie Foxx and T.I.


Fans can expect Joe’s ninth album to be unlike any of his previous efforts. has learned the R&B crooner will release his forthcoming
record, Joe Live From Japan, with an accompanying DVD that will include
recent concert footage, music videos and more! The follow-up to last year’s
Signature album is slated to hits shelves on November 23rd.

Joe Live From Japan official tracklist:

1. “Where You At”

2. “If I Was Your Man”

3. “Why Just Be Friends”

4. “Miss My Baby”

5. “We Need To Roll”

6. “My Love”

7. “Stutter”

8. “Ride Wit You”

9. “Let’s Stay Home Tonight”

10. “I Wanna Know Acoustic Medley”

11. “All That I Am”

12. “No One Else Comes Close”

13. “Worst Case Scenario”

14. “All The Things (Your Man Won’t Do)”

15. “Good Girls”

16. “Majic (Medley)”


Bruno Mars holds on to the number one spot on the Billboard Hot 100 for a
third straight week with his debut single “Just the Way You Are.” Far East
Movement’s “Like a G6,” which features Cataracs & Dev, flies up four notches
to number two.  Katy Perry’s “Teenage Dream” slips one spot to number three,
Nelly’s “Just a Dream” climbs three spots to number four and Usher’s “DJ Got
Us Fallin’ in Love” featuring Pitbull falls to number five.

*       Lil Wayne enters the chart with four tracks from
his new album, I Am Not a Human Being.  His song “Gonorrhea” leads them all
and bows at number 17.

*       Pitbull’s “Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)” featuring T-Pain bows at
number 51.

*       Nicki Minaj’s “Right Thru Me” enters at number 74.


American Idol-winner Jordin Sparks has partnered with fashion retailer Dots
for her debut fragrance, Because of You. According to Billboard, the scent,
which includes “clementine, white imperial currant and orange blossom,” will
be exclusively featured at the retail chain through November 5th.


Lady Gaga and Beyonce are among the most powerful women, according to a new
Forbes list.  The annual list also names Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres,
Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi and Sarah Palin among the most powerful.  Obama
tops the list, while Gaga comes in at number seven, after earning 62-million
dollars last year.  Winfrey is at number three – she earned over 315-million
dollars last year and is reportedly worth over 2.7-billion dollars.  Beyonce
is at number nine after taking in over 87 million dollars last year.  Talk
show host Ellen DeGeneres is 10th on the list and earned over 55-million
dollars last year.  Other notables on the list include Angelina Jolie at
number 21, Katie Couric at number 22 and Madonna at number 29.

Brock Lesnar Graces Cover of Newest UFC Magazine

Golden Girl Promotions presents “We Fight for the Cure” Oct.16th 2010

Golden Girl Promotions is back with its second event live October 16th 2010 from the Santa Ana Casino Event Center. Golden Girl Promotions presents “We Fight For The Cure” boxing event which will feature an all-female fight card. With October being Breast Cancer awareness month, Golden Girl Promotions will be teaming up with the “Komen for the Cure” to help bring Breast Cancer awareness to the fight community. They will be hosting a team for the “Run for the Cure” on October 10th 2010, and are encouraging combat sports fans to sign up to walk/run for Breast Cancer Awareness. Anyone interested can sign up by clicking “We Fight for the Cure” and the company is Golden Girl Promotions. First 25 people, who sign up for the $25 “team individual”, will receive a pair of tickets to the October 16th show. Tickets for the October 16th boxing event are on sale now at the Santa Ana Star Casino box office or online at keyword Golden Girl. More information including the fight card will be released in the coming weeks so stay tuned.

King of the Cage: No Mercy Trailer


Main Card:

Ray Mercer (1-0) vs Ron Sparks (5-0)

Abel Cullum (18-3) vs Jimmie Rivera (6-1) [135 Title]

Donald Sanchez (20-10) vs Pat McGreal (5-0) [145 Title]

Myles Jury (8-0) vs Sam Oropeza (4-0)

Chip Moraza-Pollard (5-0) vs Jesus Martinez (2-0)

Preliminary Card:

Alexandre “Vaca” Moreno (10-2) vs Dan Cramer (4-2)

Steve DeAngelis (9-7) vs Aguilano Brandao (8-6)

Noah Weisman (3-1) vs Sean Wilmot (6-4)

Evan Parker (1-1) vs Hector Pacheco (0-1)

New Mexico Fighters

Evolution’s Play-by-Play man Crisco Kidd

Checkout my interview with Evolution Combat Sports Championship. I will be doing color commentating with Sal Mora and WEC vet Coty OX Wheeler for their first event Evolution 1 on Oct.30th in Clovis NM, near my home state of Texas! Check out ECSC at

Evolution’s Play-by-Play man Crisco Kidd

Sal Mora: Tell us a little bit about Crisco Kidd?

Crisco Kidd: I do radio and a WHOLE lots more! Get to know me at

Sal Mora: How did you become the color commentator for Evolution Combat Sports Championship?

Crisco Kidd: Sal Mora! Sal has been a great friend in the MMA world and has helped me expand what I do to a whole new genre and i love it!

Sal Mora: Have you ever been a color commentator for MMA or any other sport and if not what type of challenges do you foresee?

Crisco Kidd: I’ve hosted numerous shows, contests and events in my 11 years in radio, and I’ve even done play by play for football but as far a commentating for MMA, not yet, which is why I’m excited to start!

Sal Mora: What can fans expect to hear from Crisco Kidd come, October 30th live from Clovis, NM for E.C.S.C first event?

Crisco Kidd:  I think MMA fans like what I bring to the sport so far and I know they’ll love what is to come – I bring the average person’s point of view who might be new to the sport and at the same time show the enthusiasm of a person who follows the sport and loves or hates what’s going on in the ring!

Sal Mora: What is it about MMA that first caught your eye and what is it about the sport that keeps you tuned in?

Crisco Kidd: I never expected to be in this world, it all just happened… but I “stay tuned” because I appreciate how passionate both the fighters and fans are and that’s how sports should be.

Sal Mora: Who is your favorite pro fighter right now and why?

Crisco Kidd: Don’t really have a favorite, but there are a few I like to watch fight. But I will say, I am a fan and support any fighter who strength and condition trains at “Conditioned by Kelly Tekin”! I see how hard they work and they’re ready to win!

Sal Mora: Why do you think MMA as a whole has taken off these past few year?

Crisco Kidd: It’s REAL, it’s emotional and it’s what people want. I think people watch it and feel they can star at the bottom and get to the top just like many of the fighters have. People love a story, whether it’s someone else’s or the chance to make their own.

Sal Mora: Do think MMA will be a fad like some people say it may become or will it stand the test of time like rap music has done when people used to call it a fad?

Crisco Kidd: I think it’s here to stay. Of-course, it WILL follow the course just like any other “pop” culture trend as far as the people who follow trends, but for the TRUE fans of the sport, their support will keep MMA around. Hip hop has had some GREAT periods of time and then the not so great, same for boxing too.

If Lesnar vs. Carwin was a comic…

GET READY… THIS SATURDAY, IT’S GOIN’ DOWN!!! Shouts to Sal Mora for postin the photo and don’t miss FIGHTER NATION this Saturday on ESPN’s 101.7 The Team w/ Grudge Sport’s Trevor Wittman!

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