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June 18, 2003

40/40 CLUB TO OPEN JUNE 18th

NEW YORK (June 2003) - The 40/40 CLUB, an all American sports bar and
lounge owned by hip hop mogul JAY-Z and partners Desiree Gonzalez and
Juan Perez, (6 West 25th Street between 6th Avenue and Broadway) will
open its doors June 18th. Created by the three longtime friends, 40/40
is 8,000 square feet of pure sports and entertainment in an opulent
lounge setting, providing a unique experience not found elsewhere in New
York City.

"I love sports and wanted to create an environment that is conducive to
match my lifestyle, while watching the games at the same time, " said

The $4 million multi-level space includes a 24' X 8' slate bar, a
16-foot wide staircase furnished with sleek seating on the steps, 15 LCD
TV's, 8 plasmas (three 60" plasmas), four 12' X 12' two-sided big screen
TV's, a premium cigar room and two private VIP rooms. The two VIP
rooms, the "Remy Lounge," appropriately named after Remy Martin, Jay's
cognac of choice, and "Jay's Room" (24' X 16' each), are fully equipped
with their own personal entertainment centers, 60" plasma TV's, Italian
leather wrap-around couches, X-Box, Play Station II, all controlled by
their own touch-screen remotes. Each room can hold up to 50 people for
private parties and events. The cigar room, sponsored by Cohiba, is
state of the art and complies with all New York State smoking laws. The
room will feature exclusive cigar pieces on display including limited
edition lighters, cigar cutters and cigar pieces made exclusively for

The 40/40 Club is named after one of baseball's most prestigious
plateaus. A benchmark for power and speed, The 40/40 Club denotes
players who hit 40 home runs and steal 40 bases in one season -- only
Barry Bonds (1996), Alex Rodriguez (1998) and Jose Canseco (1988) can
call The 40/40 Club home. The three jerseys of these men grace an area
of the lounge to honor their great accomplishment.

"When we were thinking of a name, we wanted something exclusive -- the
40/40 Club in baseball is as exclusive as it gets," said Jay-Z.

The decor of 40/40 is a mix of memorabilia from this country's greatest
games coupled with Manhattan sophistication. Seven chairs suspended
from the ceiling transcend guests from a sports bar to a lavish lounge
in a matter of seconds. Lush purples and charcoal glazing adorn the
walls while rich slate, imported from South America make up the
flooring, bars and tabletops. The 16 ft. wide steel stairs and
furniture were all produced in Marcy Place, Jay-Z's childhood
neighborhood. 40/40 is accented by over 300 pillows that were designed
by owner Juan Perez's childhood friend's mother and handcrafted in her
home in Washington Heights.

Jerseys given by various famous players who wear the number 40 hang from
all points of the lounge along with other famous jerseys -- such as
Michael Jordan's number 23 and Lawrence Taylor's number 56.
"Memorabilia Hallway" connects the main floor to the private rooms and
houses game used jerseys, balls, bats and other game used equipment.

"We tried to create a place that would be favorable to both men and
women and we think we have found it with the combination of sports and
an upscale hip lounge," said owner Desiree Gonzalez.

Consulting Executive Chef Cynthia Sestito and Executive Chef Jonathan
Leff created a menu that is sure to please both the sports fan and the
casual diner. Guests will be enticed by the Latin-Soul Lounge Food, with
menu selections including Caribbean Conch Fritters, Cuban Cheese Pops,
Harlem Wings, an assortment of mini tacos and pressed sandwiches.

The 40/40 Club is open five days a week from 4:00PM - 4:00 AM and on
Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 PM - 4:00AM. All major credit cards


State Property 2, the new album from State Property is in stores 7/29!!!
Check out an MP3 snippet of the first single from State Property 2,
"Can't Stop, Won't Stop" feat. the Young Guns (Chris and Neef).
"Can't Stop, Won't Stop" - feat. Young Guns (Chris and Neef) (MP3



Roc-A-Fella CEO Damon Dash & Roc-A-Fella/Roc Music Vice President Kenny
Burns announce the "Remy on the Rocs" music series, a seven city tour,
sponsored by Remy Martin, celebrating the launch of Roc-A-Fella's new
Roc Music label focusing on R&B, alternative, pop and rock music.

"Damon and Jay started Roc Music as a label for music other than
hip-hop. Roc-A-Fella Records is known as a rap brand, and we want to
establish Roc Music as it's own brand," says Burns of the new division.
"Being a party promoter for years, I felt the best way to break these
new artists and brand this new division of the Roc-A-Fella empire was to
go out to the hottest cities in the country and personally host these
exclusive events," explains Burns.

"Remy on the Rocs" coming to a city near you:

June 15 - Detroit
June 17 - DC
June 19 - Miami
June 22 - LA
June 25 - ATL
June 30 - NYC
July 2 - Chicago

April 24, 2003

Jay-Z's signature Reebok tennis shoe sold out in only a few hours over
the weekend -- making it the fastest-selling shoe in Reebok's history.
While exact sales numbers were not officially released, sources said
approximately 10,000 pairs of the white sneaker were sold at 95 dollars
a pair. Additionally, the first 10,000 pairs included a CD sampler
featuring some unreleased remixes and freestyles. The first-day sales of
Jay-Z's S. Carter Collection sneaker also make the rap star the first
non-athlete to have a shoe line resulting in record sales for Reebok.


Def Jam Vendetta Takes Over a City Near You

Tuesday, April, 22, (NY NY): On May 10, 2003, Def Jam Records is launching the Def Jam Vendetta Tour. The tour & game challenge have been scheduled due to the high demand generated from the unprecedented sales of the Def Jam Vendetta video game. In it's first two weeks of sales; Def Jam Vendetta has become the fastest selling 1st edition non-franchised game in recent video gaming history.


Never before has a tour combined musical performances from the artists featured in their own game. The multi-faceted, one of a kind tour is comprised of the following:


DEF JAM VENDETTA RADIO: In each market, Vendetta artists, Keith Murray, CNN, Joe Budden and Murder Inc/Def Jam artist, Caddillac Tah will take over the top radio stations giving away front row tickets, VIP passes and a chance to participate in the Def Jam Vendetta Challenge.


DEF JAM VENDETTA CHALLENGE: In each market, players will go to the official Def Jam Vendetta Challenge retail host, Gamestop, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm.  Contest winners will have the opportunity to compete in the 1st ever Def Jam Vendetta Challenge. Eight contestants, who will previously chosen via retail, on-line and radio and local video promotions, will face off in mini tournaments. All are competing for the chance to challenge Def Jam Vendetta's reigning champion, Method Man.


DEF JAM VENDETTA "THE SHOW": Fans will get up close and personal with Def Jam Vendetta artists as each artist performs his respective hits, which include; "Pump It Up," (Joe Budden) "Grimey (NORE), "Blood Money" (CNN), "Yeah, Yeah, You Know It"(Keith Murray). The master of ceremonies, Method Man, will kick off each night.


Def Jam Vendetta features an original storyline that compliments gameplay action and more than 45 unique characters that will be supported with over 1,500 varying moves, including dozens of signature specials and taunts. Players will advance through the game's more than 10 highly-detailed, underground hip hop venues, each filled with animated crowds, hot beats and original music. The game is available for Playstation 2 and Nintendo GameCube




Method Man: The most successful solo member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Method Man is gearing up for the release of his 3rd solo album Tical 0: The Prequel. In addition to recording, Meth has been actively pursuing his acting career. After last year's comedy hit, How High, Method Man has taken roles on the popular series The Twilight Zone and can soon be seen on Boston Public and the HBO series, The Wire.


CNN: Capone is one half of the mutli-talented highly respected duo CNN with his partner NORE. Capone and Noreaga jumped on to the music scene in 1997 with their 1997 debut "The War Report" which sold nearly 500,000 copies. They later reunited to release "The Reunion." Now Capone is part of the Def Jam Family and will be releasing his debut solo release in 2003. The platinum selling, God's Favorite, was NORE's debut release on Def Jam Records.


Keith Murray: Keith 1st hit the hip hop scene with the chart topping, "Most Beautifullest Thing." Now on Def Jam, the first single from He's Keith Murray, "Yeah, Yeah, You Know It," is only a sampling of what is to come. The album includes production from Just Blaze, Clark Kent, Jazze Pha, Track Masters, Pete Rock, DJ Khalil and Eric Sermon. Guest artists include Busta Rhymes and Redman.


Joe Budden: Hot in the streets, Joe Budden is getting ready to release his debut album on Def Jam, Walk With Me. The first single, "Pump It Up" features production from Just Blaze. Joe has already been featured in Source, VIBE, XXL and will soon be seen in the New York Times.


Caddilac Tah: Coming from multi-platinum hit making crew, Murder Inc, Caddillac Tah will be releasing his debut solo album, Pov City Hustler, in June. He has been featured on the #1 J.Lo & Ja Rule single, "Ain't It Funny."




Saturday, May 10th                   Milwaukee                               Rave

Sunday, May 11th                     Chicago                                    House Of Blues

Monday, May 12th                   Pittsburgh                                 Laga

Tuesday, May 13th                   Columbus                                 Brick Yard

Wednesday, May 14th              Cleveland                                 Peabody's

Thursday, May 15th                  Philadelphia                              Chrome

Friday, May 16th                      Baltimore                                  Hammerjacks

Sunday, May 18th                     Washington DC                        VIP

Tuesday, May 20th                   Atlanta                                     Vision

Wednesday, May 21st              Orlando                                    Tabu

Thursday, May 22nd                  Tampa                                      XS

Saturday, May 24th                   Miami

Tuesday, May 27th                   Los Angeles                             House Of Blues

Wednesday, May 28th              Anaheim                                   House Of Blues

Thursday, May 29th                  San Francisco                           Filmore

Friday, May 30th                      Portland                                   Roseland

Sunday, June 1st                       San Diego                                4th & B

Monday, June 2nd                     Phoenix                                    Cajun House

Thursday, June 5th                    Norfolk                                    Boathouse

Friday, June 6th                         Raleigh

Saturday, June 7th                     Columbia, SC

April 10, 2003

(March 18, 2003; New York, NY) 2003 continues to be a breakthrough year
for one of the biggest names in music, Jay-Z. The multi-platinum,
businessman and philanthropist is readying to release his own shoe
through Reebok. The S.Carter marks the 1st time a non-athlete has ever
had a signature shoe. The shoe will officially be available at retail
on April 18th. Special programs will be in place in order to allow fans
to pre-purchase the sneakers prior to the street date.

In addition to his landmark deal with Reebok, on April 8th Jay-Z will
release the limited edition BLUEPRINT 2.1 for his fans. This single cd
is a consolidated release of the multi-platinum double album BLUEPRINT
2. This collector's edition album offers two (2) previously unreleased

In addition to his success as a musical artist, Jay-Z has multiple
businesses including Armadale Vodka, Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc-A-Wear and
Roc-A-Fella Films. He is also responsible for the Shawn Carter
Scholarship Fund (scholarship fund for high school students in
Brooklyn), The Annual Jay-Z Toy Drive and Team Roc.

Jay-Z has released 9 consecutive platinum-plus albums in 6 years and has
sold over 20 million units. Jay-Z has been nominated for Grammy Awards,
as well as Billboard Music Awards, Radio Music Awards and MTV Music
Awards. Jay-Z has consistently topped Billboard's list as the #1 Rap
Artist, #1 R&B Mainstream Artist and the #1 Crossover artist.

1. "A Dream" feat. Faith Evans & Notorious B.I.G. - 3:46
2. "Hovi Baby" - 4:53
3. "The Watcher 2" feat. Dr. Dre, Rakim & Truth Hurts - 5:56
4. "03' Bonnie & Clyde" feat. Beyonce Knowles - 3:24
5. "Excuse Me Miss" - 4:40
6. "All Around The World" feat. LaToiya Williams - 3:52
7. "Guns & Roses" feat. Lenny Kravitz - 4:25
8. "U Don't Know Remix" feat. M.O.P. - 4:27
9. "Meet The Parents" - 4:58
10. "Some How Some Way" feat. Beanie Sigel & Scarface - 5:36
11. "The Bounce" feat. Kanye West - 4:21
12. "What They Gonna Do Part II" - 3:47
"Excuse Me Miss Remix"

January 31, 2003
Upcoming Def Jam Releases

2/4 LL Cool J's "Ten" will be re-released with the new J Lo track "All I Have" stripped on the CD and offered at the new low price of $12.98

LL Cool J "Paradise" Video (Win Hi) (Med) (Low) (Real High) (Med)

2/18 "Cradle 2 The Grave" Soundtrack

Soundtrack In theaters February 18th featuring "X Gon Give It To Ya"

The Movie, starring Jet Li and DMX hits theaters February 28th. Produced by Joel Silver

Video directed by Joseph Kahn premieres on MTV Making of Jan. 27th

With over 10 million albums sold worldwide DMX returns to support his movie and soundtrack with the first lead off single "X Gon Give It To Ya".

The Soundtrack features 3 new unreleased X songs plus guest appearances by Fat Joe, 50 Cent, Clipse, Bazaar Royale, the Bloodline Records Kennel (Big Stan, Kashmir, Jinx and Loose) and more...

DMX "X Gon Give It To Ya" Audio (Win Hi) (Low) (Real High)

2/25 Freeway "Philadelphia Freeway"

3/11 Diplomats "Diplomatic Immunity"

3/18 Kelly Price "Priceless"

"He Proposed" Single (Win Hi) (Low) (Real Hi)

4/1 Keith Murray "Man Child" First Single "Yeah Yeah You Know It"

4/1 Memphis Bleek "TBD"

4/8 Jonell "TBD"

"So What's Up" Audio (Win Hi) (Low) (Real Hi)

Fly away with Jay-Z


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ENTER to win by February 10th!!

You also get a chance at ROCAWEAR, SHOWTIME gear and commenorative event posters - so don't miss out!!!

December 11, 2002
Benzino Prepares 'Redemption'

'Redemption' in-stores January 14th.

Click here to check out the E-card.

Features the blazin jam, Rock The Party:

Click here to view the video.

Also features the controversial 'Pull Your Skirt Up', 'Rock The Party'
(remix) feat. Mario Winans, Lil' Kim & Petey Pablo, and 'Would You' feat.
Mario Winans & Lisa Raye.

Check out his website at:

Fabolous Street Dreams Coming Soon

'This Is My Party' Single in-stores NOW featuring that blazin track as well
as 3 album preview tracks from his March '03 release of 'Street Dreams':
1) This Is My Party
2) Sickalicious (featuring Missy Elliott)
3) Change You or Change Me
4) It's Alright (featuring Lil' Mo & Mike Shorey)

'This Is My Party' Video (Frame video) (Real video)

'This Is My Party' Audio

Check out his website at:

November 22, 2002


For the first time ever, multi-platinum artist, Jay-Z will visit several
cities throughout the country where he will be a "Principal For The Day"
in lucky schools and perform for a select few in every market each

Each morning, a radio station will announce what school will win the
opportunity to have Jay-Z act as their principal. He will address the
student body, hold an open forum and perform other daily principal
duties. The winning school will be determined by a "spirit" contest.
The hosting radio station in each market will determine the rules. Each
evening, he will perform for an average of 300 people at intimate
venues. The shows will be limited to contest winners as well as
consumers that will be given the opportunity to receive tickets at a
local retailer. The retailer will be announced morning of the show.

The 12-city tour is an unprecedented first for the artist, businessman,
and entrepreneur and is in support of his newest release, the 24 track
album: The Blueprint 2: The Gift & The Curse on November 12th. Not only
is a tour of this kind a first, but this is the first time an artist has
released 24 tracks for the price of 16 tracks. He is also breaking down
barriers in the media. In November, Jay will be the first entertainer
and entrepreneur, with roots in hip-hop, to be featured on 60 Minutes 2.

The album features production from Just Blaze, Timbaland, Kanye West,
The Neptunes and Heavy D and has guest appearances by Lenny Kravitz,
M.O.P, Beanie Sigel and Scarface. The first single is "03 Bonnie &
Clyde" featuring Beyonce Knowles. The video has been shot by Chris
Robinson in Mexico and will debut on Friday, November 8th.

Jay-Z has released 7 consecutive platinum-plus albums in 5 years and has
sold over 16 million units. Jay-Z has been nominated for 5 Grammy
Awards (3 this year), as well as 3 Billboard Music Awards, 4 Radio Music
Awards and 3 MTV Music Awards. Just this year, Jay-Z topped Billboard's
list as the #1 Rap Artist, #1 R&B Mainstream Artist and the #1 Crossover

In addition to his musical successes, Jay-Z has multiple businesses
including Armadale Vodka, Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc-A-Wear and
Roc-A-Films. He is also responsible for the Shawn Carter Scholarship
Fund (scholarship fund for high school students in Brooklyn), The Annual
Jay-Z Toy Drive and Team Roc.


Thursday, November 21st Detroit, MI
Friday, November 22nd Houston, TX
Monday, November 25th Los Angeles, CA
Tuesday, November 26th San Francisco, CA

Dame Dash Presents........Paid In Full / Dream Team

Check out exclusive hot new tracks from the DJ Envy produced Dream
Team/Paid In Full mixtape which features Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek, Cam'ron,
Freeway, Beanie Sigel, Young Chris, Kanye West and other Roc-A-Fella
DJ Envy Mixtape: Dream Team/Paid In Full
(Win Hi) (Win Lo) (Real Hi)

August 14, 2002
W.C. Stages Ghetto Olympics for 'The Streets'

From W.C. taped the video for "The Streets," the first single from his second solo album, Monday (August 12) at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. In the video, W.C. and director Chris Robinson give their take on the Olympics.

W.C. explained the concept of the video to LAUNCH. "They always have the Olympics and everything, but ain't no categories that, you know, I could ever really just get into. So you know, I think it's just about time for us to form our own. In this video right here, we got the ghetto Olympics going down. We got the Kool-Aid tasting contest. We got the low rider contest. We got the dice game going on. You know, instead of hitting hurdles, we hitting fences. We just gon' do it ghetto style. But it's all out of love, and we're not making fun of anything. We just proud of being from the streets."

Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg, who are featured on the song, also appear in the video. Ice Cube and DJ Pooh make cameo appearances. And a number of other hip-hop notables stopped by to give W.C. support, including Arch Bishop Don Magic Juan, CJ Mac, Kam, Soopafly, Darlene, Lil' Ice T, and W.C.'s new artist Dr. Stank.

"The Streets," produced by Scott Storch, is Number 86 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart. The song appears on W.C.'s album, Ghetto Heisman, due out on October 22 on Def Jam Records.

Eminem's "8 mile" Previewing at Toronto Film Festival

From 8 Mile, an upcoming movie starring rapper Eminem as a troubled Detroit resident, will be screened as a "work in progress" at the Toronto Film Festival. There will be only one screening, on Sunday, September 8 at the Elgin Theatre, according to festival organizers. 8 Mile also stars Kim Basinger (L.A. Confidential) and Brittany Murphy (Don't Say A Word) and opens this November.

In other Toronto news, director Shekhar Kapur's (Elizabeth) latest effort, Four Feathers, will have its world premiere at the fest. The festival will also be the site of the North American premiere of the Salma Hayek starrer Frida, and will close with director Brian De Palma's (Scarface) 33rd feature film, Femme Fatale.

The 27th Toronto Film Festival runs from September 5-14.

Shade Sheist Ready For His 'Informal Introduction'

From After having a hit last year with "Where I Wanna Be", Shade Shiest is finally ready to drop his debut album. Informal Introduction will drop on September 10 through Baby Ree/MCA Records and will feature appearances from Fabolous, Knoc-Turn'Al, Kurupt, Nate Dogg, among others. The album will also feature production from Damizza, DJ Quik, Kay Gee, and Timbaland.

"A great introduction of who I am," said Shade of the album. "I'm really happy with this album. It's a more accurate account of my style to date."

Here's the track listing of Informal Introduction :

Somebody Steals The Show
Act Like You Know Me feat. Fabolous & Knoc-Turn'al
John Doe feat. DJ Quik, KK, & Swift
X2 feat DJ Clue
Walk A Mile feat Nate Dogg & Vita
Stop... And Think About It feat C.A.C.
Money Owners feat Timbaland
Wake Up feat. Nate Dogg
Thug Luv
Cali Diseaz feat Nate Dogg
Here I Come feat Damizza
Where I Wanna Be feat. Nate Dogg and Kurupt
The Urban Gospel

DMX Working on "Cradle To The Grave" Movie

From DMX said he took a different approach while filming his latest movie, "Cradle 2 the Grave" he didn't let anybody whip his butt.

In last year's "Exit Wounds," Steven Seagal "was kind of finishing me," X said, "but it's not even like that [this time]. I be f---ing n---as up and everything in this movie. Everybody else gets their ass kicked."

Everybody except for his co-star Jet Li. The two briefly face-off onscreen before teaming up in the picture, which hits theaters in March.

"Quick fight," X nonchalantly explained of their fight sequence. "He hit me a couple, I hit him a couple of times. You ain't gonna be whoopin' my ass now. It ain't that serious."

Despite X's growls, the Yonkers bone crusher said he's becoming more serious about honing his thespian and choreographed pugilist skills.

"I'm the jewel thief," X said of his character in "Cradle 2 the Grave." "I steal something that's not quite jewelry. It looks like diamonds, but it turns out to be plutonium. So it's like a lot of international smuggling sh--. They kidnap my daughter.

"I personally think I did a lot better in the fight scenes. I got more into it. When sh-- is given to you mad easily, you're like, 'F--- it, I got it easy. I'm'a just do whatever these n---as see me doing.' I realized the more you put into it, the more you get out of it. If I can look good half-ass trying, imagine what it would look like if I put my all into it. If I do this sh-- for real.

"Ain't no more half-stepping with it," he continued. "No more bullsh--in' with it. Everything depends on how we look at it. [I] look at it like, 'This is a job, and the better I perform, the more work I get, the more money I get."

The dog is steadily climbing up to that A-list $20 million price range. He's almost halfway there, thanks to the lucrative world of motion pictures.

"I can sell 5 million albums and only get a half a million dollars. One movie, I'm up to like $8 million. It's less headaches, and they actually treat you with respect in the film industry. In the music industry, you're just another n---a who can rap or just another n---a who can sing. That's how they treat you, that's how they dispose of you. 'Oh, we got another one here. Forget about him, we got another one just like him.' They always got another one just like you."

Much to his chagrin, X said the producers of the long-talked-about "Lazarus," which was supposed to be the latest installment on the "Crow" franchise, echoed those sentiments. But when they tried to pair him with another multiplatinum hip-hop star turned actor, he backed out of the part.

"You know what it was? They wanted to do it where there's two Crows," he said. "They wanted Eminen to be the other Crow. I'm like, 'C'mon, man. You're not breaking this guy off my back. [Let Em] get his own movie first.' It's bad enough I'm a rap artist getting into acting you gonna make it worse? It was his first joint. Don't do me like that. Then, [what if we find out] he can't act and I'm all f---ed up on some B-movie sh--?"

So if you don't see eye-to-eye with people producing your films, what do you do? Produce your own films. The $8 million man said he's developing a script through his own Bloodline Films.

"Under my film company, we got a joint called '12 Minutes,' " he revealed. "I'm a father, I have a son, but I never met him. I'm on death row, and the last day before they execute you, you get a visit by the pastor and you get a little time with your wife and your mom. On this last day I get to meet my son. We get an hour or so to say hello and goodbye. It's gonna be some deep sh--, a lot of flashbacks of what it took to get me in this position."

Snoop Dogg's Brother-in-law reportedly found dead

From Jermaine Fuller, who is reportedly Snoop Dogg's brother-in-law, was found dead Tuesday (August 13) morning in a Las Vegas apartment, according to Associated Press.

Fuller barricaded himself in the apartment after having an altercation with a police officer that resulted in two shots being fired and the officer being wounded.

Police were investigating Fuller's cause of death.

Snoop's attorney David Fox told AP that Fuller was the brother of Snoop's wife, Shante.

"The family is grieving over this sad news," Fox told AP.

The police approached Fuller after 11:20 p.m. Monday (August 12) when an unidentified man stopped a Las Vegas police officer to complain that he had been confronted by another man who shot a gun.

The officer and Fuller got into a scuffle, and two shots were fired. The officer was shot in the chest, though protected by his bullet-proof vest, and a bullet also grazed the side of his head.

An officer in a patrol car was not injured, but a bullet hit the radio microphone attached to his shoulder.

Fuller reportedly fled the scene, running into an apartment where he made a forced entry. He took a hostage, who later escaped through a window.

Lt. David O'Leary told AP that Fuller was found dead at 10:41 a.m. Tuesday (August 13), when the police SWAT team entered the apartment.

Police said they heard Fuller moving around the apartment at 8 a.m., but had last spoken to him at around 4:40 a.m.

Snoop's spokesperson Courtney Barnes of the Courtney Barnes Group said he could not reach Snoop and therefore could not confirm any details.

Snoop reportedly spoke to Las Vegas police negotiators at the scene when Los Angeles Country Sheriff's deputies went to Snoop's Diamond Bar, California home. Snoop did not, however, speak to Fuller.

Snoop's album, Welcome To Tha House Vol. 1, was released Tuesday (August 13) on Snoop's Doggy Style deal through MCA Records.


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