Boosie Badazz Battling Kidney Cancer

Boosie Cancer
Boosie BadAzz has never been one to hide his health problems over the years, speaking many times in interviews and on wax about his public battle with diabetes. Today, we’ve learned his health issues have gotten more serious: Boosie has kidney cancer. TMZ initially reported the news, and DRN has confirmed through our sources.

Boosie spent five years in a Louisiana prison on drug charges before being released in March 2014. His comeback album, Touch Down 2 Cause Hell, was released via Atlantic/Trill in May of 2015 and debuted and peaked at No. 3 on the Billboard 200. His first show in New York City since his release, the day TD2CH came out, was cut short after one song as Boosie vomited on stage and walked off at Webster Hall in Manhattan.

Official Video: Acey “Believe Me”


Straight out of Ohio, it’s the next big thing to hit the scene, Acey, and his hot new video for his single, Believe Me.




Jay Z and Oscar De La Hoya bet $100K on Cotto-Canelo

At the moment, Canelo is the odds favorite by bookmakers in Las Vegas, but Jay Z can take refuge in knowing that De La Hoya has had a terrible time picking winners in recent years — mostly due to De La Hoya’s long history of backing his Golden Boy fighters to beat Floyd Mayweather.

Both Jay Z and De La Hoya have come to terms on the bet with the loser having to donate their $100K to the charity of the winner’s choice. That pretty much makes it a win-win for everybody. If Miguel Cotto wins, De La Hoya will make his donation to the Shawn Carter Foundation (effectively a college scholarship foundation for low income youth), and if Canelo wins, Jay will make his contribution to the White Memorial Medical Center’s cancer unit.

2 stabbed at N.J. home of Wu-Tang Clan founder RZA


Authorities are investigating a double stabbing that occurred early Saturday morning at the Millstone home of rapper RZA.

Police are saying little about the early-morning incident and it could not immediately be determined whether RZA, whose real name is Robert Fitzgerald Diggs, was home at the time.

New Jersey State Police responded to a report of a stabbing at a Deer Trail Drive home at 1:18 a.m. on Saturday, said Sgt. Gregory Williams, a State Police

When authorities arrived, they found two men stabbed, he said.

He said the two men sustained serious injuries and were taken to Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. The hospital did not have a patient named Robert Diggs there on Saturday.

RZA is founder of the Wu-Tang Clan, a Staten Island-based group that broke into the rap scene in 1993. He has produced nearly all of the group’s albums and many of its members’ solo works.

Williams did not provide details of the incident and would not confirm the name of the homeowner, but property records show the 7,934-square-foot house, set far back in the woods off Deer Trail Drive, is owned by Diggs.

Williams said the investigation by the department’s Major Crimes Unit is continuing.

According to newly released documents from the federal trial of two Staten Island drug kingpins, the FBI was investigating whether the Wu-Tang Clan in 1999 ordered the killings of two drug dealers.

Machine Gun Kelly Claims He Was Banned From Eminem’s Shade 45 Radio Station

Machine Gun Kelly is riding high off the success of his new album General Admission. The Ohio rapper stopped by The Breakfast Club to talk about his latest effort, and he claimed some media outlets refuse to cover his new project.

According to MGK, Eminem’s Shade 45 radio station will not allow him to appear on its programs. Kelly believes one of his old tweets about Slim Shady’s teenage daughter being “hot” led to him being banned by the company.

“I don’t get why I’m not on Shade 45. I’m a young man from the Midwest trying to f*cking speak for a bunch of degenerates just like a certain other person was,” stated MGK.

When Angela Yee suggested Eminem is very protective of his daughter, Kelly replied, “People don’t need to be famous then. You know what it is when you sign up for this thing. Your life is public.”

The “Till I Die” rhymer also revealed someone from Fader magazine sent an emailed to his team saying MGK would never be featured in the publication. Apparently, Rolling Stone magazine refused to review Kelly’s album and the Coachella Festival will not allow him to perform.



Angels Like Rebels, a record label that engages fans in talent discovery and promotion, launches its crowdfunding platform on November 5 at noon, ET.

Angels Like Rebels held auditions in New York (chaired by Grammy-winning producer Gordon Williams, best-known for his work with Lauryn Hill and Amy Winehouse), Los Angeles, Miami and Boston, and used referrals from recording studios, producers and vocal coaches to select its first group of artists from over 600 applicants.

The crowdfunding campaign will continue for 17 days. Artists who reach the funding target, set at $200,000, will have a 3-year deal with the label to record and release two albums. Fans receive various rewards in exchange for their contributions, including albums, concert tickets, and artist branded merchandize, not to mention bragging rights for launching the next generation of music stars. “The music industry is looking for a new business model. We offer a solution,” says Alexander Volgin, the label’s 20-year old founder.

“We turn fans into angels: we invite everyone who loves music to support talented artists and benefit from their success.”

Fans may also enroll to promote their favorite artists and share 20 percent of net royalties earned by these artists during the term of a record contract. Artists keep 70 percent of net profits, and they don’t have to repay the money contributed by their fans – unlike recording advances in a typical record label deal. Artists also maintain full creative control over their music. “There is wide support for our cause among artists and fans who are not satisfied with how the music industry treats people who create music,” added Volgin.

“We are rebels! Our goal is to empower artists.”