Turning the Screw: Chamillionaire & Z-Ro, UGK, Slim Thug, Trae Day, Chris Brown, Meth & Red, Diddy, MCA, O.G. Style and More

Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies.

Single of the Week: Chamillionaire feat. Z-Ro, "Denzel Washington"

Wire To Wire

Slim Thugga cut off his braids. Not sure how we feel about that just yet. Check back with us next week.

Been listening to UGK's Ridin' Dirty a lot lately. What Bun B does on "One Day," "Murder" and "Pinky Ring" might be the best three-song set from any rap CD we've ever heard.

Downloadable audio of Cham's new "Show Me the Money," via The Rap Up.

Er... maybe you heard about this.

Here's that totally sincere, really timely video Chris Brown just released of him apologizing about that little "beat the crap of Rihanna" thing.

Jay-Z says he was not the one that froze Chris Brown out of the BET music awards.

Good idea: Hip-Hop. Good idea: Music specifically for children. Bad idea: Hip-Hop albums for children.

FYI: For the time being, every time you click on a section of hiphopdx, an advertisement for that Orphan movie pops up. It's appropriate, considering that reading that site is like a horror movie in and of itself.

Nas is ordered to pay $44K a month for child support!? Jesus Christ. That baby's formula must have flakes of gold in it or something. Guess who was furious about the ruling. Yep. Method Man and Redman.

Queen Latifah is talking about her new album. We heard that Synclaire, Maxine, Overton and Regina were going to guest on it, but that hasn't been confirmed yet.

Diddy's postponed the release of his album again, saying that that now is Jay-Z time and Drake time. Very smart. He might have teeth like a dolphin, but Diddy is a hell of a businessman. The people who run his restaurants however, are not. Nearly every hip-hop site had this up in a matter of hours like it was some big story. It's not. The restaurant owes about $7,400. Diddy has that on him when he sleeps.

Alfamega would like to for T.I. just let bygones be bygones. Unless it takes longer than a week. Then he'd just like him to fuck off.

Adam Yauch of the Beastie Boys has been diagnosed with cancer. Guaranteed, some sap somewhere is going to make a "fight, for your right, to LLLIIIIIIIIIIIVVE!" joke.

Houston Rap Video of the Week

Because you either missed it or forgot about it.

OG Style, "Free World"


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