Archive for December 8, 2011
Rapper Plies is at the center of a $10,000,000 lawsuit involving a nightclub shooting in July of 2006.
According to the lawsuit, five of the plaintiffs were injured during the shooting, which occurred at West Nightclub in Gainesville, Florida.
Plies born Algernod Washington and his brother Ronell “Big Gates” Levatte allegedly fired their guns into the crowd during a dispute over their stage time, before their performance.
They are also accused of hiring bodyguards, who are also accused of participating in the shooting.
“The plaintiffs’ claims against my client continue to be without merit, we look forward to having this resolved in a court of justice,” Plies’ defense attorney, Robert A. Rush of the law firm of Rush & Glassman in Gainesville, told AllHipHop.com.
Ronell “Big Gates” LeVatte is represented by attorney Carl Schwait of the law firm of Dell Graham in Gainesville.
The five plaintiffs are represented by Gainesville attorney, Christopher Chestnut of The Chestnut Law Firm; Chad Roberts and Helen Spohrer of the law firm of Spohrer and Dodd in Jacksonville, FL.
Infamous Records, the home to rap duo Mobb Deep, has quite the rollout for the New Year.
Prodigy and Havoc will look to heat up the first half of 2012 with their ninth album, but that’s just the beginning. Fans can also expect a solo LP from Prodigy and a collaboration album with their famed producer Alchemist. Although details for each project are murky, it’s safe to expect hard-hitting rhymes and solid production. Alchemist’s past collaborations have includes the likes of KRS-One, Eminem and Pusha T.
In addition to the jam-packed first half of 2012, Prodigy also hopes to finish writing his second book early in the year.
Today’s rollout announcement comes on the heels of Mobb Deep finalizing a distribution deal with Red Distribution, a division of Sony Music.
Infamous Records’ first teaser release, the EP Black Cocaine, dropped as a limited edition on Black Friday
French Montana and Diddy appeared on BET’s 106 & Park to announce French Montana had signed to Bad Boy. French also premiered the visuals for ‘Shot Caller’ which features appearances from Fat Joe, N.O.R.E, Coke Boys, Busta Rhymes and Waka Flocka .