Saturday, February 28, 2009

VIDEO: MSNBC Interviews Bryan Williams


via. HipHopUpdate.

Baby and his brother Ronald Williams, co-founders of Cash Money Records, were profiled on MSNBC’s documentary “NEWBOs: The Rise of America’s New Black Overclass.” In the documentary, Baby flashes millions in cash, cars, opulent gold, and authentic diamond jewelry. No fake Hip Hop ice there.

Also, check out what else Sandra had to say about The Birdman. Check out the pic below and then continue to read:

Rumor has it that Baby invested some of his Cash Money Records loot into an off shore oil rig with a few Saudi billionaires. When the Saudis sold the oil rig, Baby’s take was well in excess of $100 million. That would explain why every available female was at the Velvet Room on Sunday.

These are just rumors, mind you. But one of Baby’s many tattoos indicates there might be some truth to the rumors.

The tattoo shows an oil rig with the words BRONALD — a combination of the Williams brothers first names: Bryan and Ronald.

Friday, February 27, 2009

VIDEO: Reebok x Kidz in the Hall Classic Remix Collection


Kidz in the Hall - Reebok Classic Remix from reebokclassicremix on Vimeo.
via. HipHopUpdate.

Reebok has teamed up with rap group Kidz in the Hall to promote the Classic Remix Collection set to drop this spring. The collection will consist of new colorways of classic Reebok footwwar models such as the EX-O-Fit, the LS Ease and the SK7000. It will only be available at Footlocker retailers.

Kidz in the Hall will represent the music side of promoting the Reebok Classic Remix Collection. The hip hop group has created a ‘remix’ to the classic “I Got it Made” song by Special Ed (click here to listen). The remixed track will only be available for download to customers who purchase footwear from the Classic Remix collection on March 10th, 2009. Look for more colorways and models throughout the year along with remixed tracks from artists such as B.O.B and Kid Sister.

VIDEO: Cam'ron - I Used to Get it in Ohio


via. OnSMASH.

You know we bumpin the shit outa this!!!

SLABUP.com DL & VIDEO: Milk (movie)



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Dope Couture Presents The Jetsetters mixed by DJ BENZI

via. DopeCouture.

**Chip is FEATURED on TWO tracks off this mixtape!!! Shout out to DJ BENZI!!!**

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE MIXTAPE RIGHT NOW.

WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD VERY SOON!!!

SIDENOTE: Peep the new tshirt line Dope Couture put together called, "Jetsetters Capsule Collection" CLICK HERE TO SEE.

VIDEO: Big Sean Interview w/ DJ Z


via. GWHH.

Finally Famous Coming Soon!
U Know Big Sean Mixtape Coming Soon!

Attorney General Confirms: No More Raids!

**I hope this is accurate!!!**

Speaking with reporters at a press conference touting a US-led campaign that resulted in the arrests of 750 members of the violent Mexican Sinaloa Drug Cartel, Attorney General Eric Holder – the highest level law enforcement official in America – confirmed the federal government’s new policy of respecting the rights of medical marijuana patients and providers in states with laws protecting them.

Fast forward to 24:45 in this CSPAN video to hear Holder strongly affirm that what Obama said about medical marijuana during the campaign is now “American policy.”
So what did Obama say about medical marijuana during the campaign? Read it below, or watch the video.

“I would not have the Justice Department prosecuting and raiding medical marijuana users. It's not a good use of our resources."

ALIFE x colette x Casio G-Shock

via. HB.

** QUESTION OF THE DAY: Are G-Shock's played out yet???**

Coming together once again, ALIFE hook up with Parisian boutique colette on a special Casio G-Shock project. Limited to only 250 pieces, the watch features a tonal white exterior with simple black accenting. The band combines both an obvious reference to ALIFE as well as the word Paris, representing colette. Grab yours exclusively through the colette web store.

SLABUP.com DL & VIDEO: 30 Rock (Seas. 3, Ep. 12)


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Motivation Online Store

**I'm a little late with this but I figure I would show the homie Mick Boogie some love!**

Motivation’s flagship store is in Ann Arbor / Detroit, Michigan and this week, they officially launched their new website/online store. You can find it at www.mtvtn.com.

MHI 2009 Spring/Summer Collection

via. HB.

**Never heard of them b4 but here are 2 pieces I thought were FRESH!!!**

The latest from MHI has begun to hit select stores worldwide as the well-traveled English brand showcase a range of eclectic styles. A strong graphical and visual element can be seen through many of their pieces with a bit of a balance brought forth by some more subtle pieces such as M65 jacket and Stadium jacket. The collection can be seen over at HavenShop.ca.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

In4mation x Casio G-Shock “Salmon” Colorway

via. HB.

In4mation gives us a better look into their latest creation alongside Casio. After the highly successful colorways from last year, the Hawaiian-based brand work up another color scheme with the popular G-Shock GLX-5600 platform. This special “Salmon” joint is slated for a June 2009 release, but stay tuned for further details in the coming months.


ShapeL Military Hood Jacket

via. HB.

In much of our experience with ShapeL, the Japanese brand has never been one to shy away from creating pieces featuring a wealth of different contrast and highlight elements in their design. The Military Hood Jacket is a good representation of this as they re-create a new hybrid-like military style. The jacket body itself is marked by a number of different pocket sizes and styles with the addition of an integrated fleece hood. The hood itself includes a printed motif on the exterior and a lined stripe pattern on the inside. Available at Marble.

SLABUP.com DL: Kanye West - The Lost Songs (mixtape)

via. FSD.

**Some joints you've heard, some joints you havn't. ENJOY!**

DOWNLOAD: Kanye West - The Lost Songs (mixtape)

The Simpsons To Become The Longest Running Show Ever...

via. ThePressPlayShow.

Longest. TV show. Ever.

Fox has ordered two more seasons of "The Simpsons" that will make the animated hit the longest-running series in primetime TV history.

The 44-episode pickup will bring the show to a whopping 493 episodes.

"Gunsmoke" has held the record as the longest-running series and was on the air for 20 years (airing on CBS from 1955 to 1975 with 635 episodes). "The Simpsons" and NBC's "Law & Order" have been closing in on the Western classic, with Fox's comedy tying "Gunsmoke" this year and "Order" currently airing its 19th season.

Video: Kanye West on the Wake Up Show (Pt. 2)


via. OnSMASH.

Watching this definitely opened my eyes to some things...
Kanye brought up two points that caught my attention:

1. They were talking about music & if there should be a difference between "Hip-Hop" & "Hip-Pop" & people being afraid to call other artists music WACK and Kanye said something along the lines of, I doesn't say people are Wack, I just give props to people I like. Because I know the power I have, and don't want to take money or food outta no man's mouth. Who am I to say it's WACK? This caught my attention because of the things that were written about Bone Thugs. I realized why people got so upset, and it hit me how powerful someones words can be.

2. The next thing he brought up was cloths in which he said something like, If I don't wear Ed Hardy, you shouldn't wear Ed Hardy... If that makes you feel good, then cool.
And he begins to talk about how there has always been this "snob factor" in Hip-Hop & how there is always a struggle of what's the coolest & newest shit. Again... opening my eyes to the things that were written about Bone Thugs. If that's makes you happy then, that's cool! Everyone is different. People shouldn't be judged from the outside, they should be judged by whats inside.

Anyway... its a long interview, but if your a Ye fan. Its worth it!

VIDEO: Jadakiss - Can't Stop Me


via. OnSMASH.

Great to see Jada back & working hard... Nice Video!

BENTLEY CONTINENTAL SUPERSPORT

via. LOUDreams.

Bentley claims is their greenest engine ever - An E85 powered W12 that produces 621 horsepower, 590 lb-ft of torque, and a 0-60 of 3.7 seconds and a top speed of 204 mph. Not really what you would call green, it’s more of a monster!

VIDEO: The Lox x DJ Enuff Interview


via. HipHopUpdate.

Mannnn... I really hope they do an album soon. We Are The Streets is is my Top 5 favorite albums EVER!

LOX is the BEST GROUP EVER!
Nothin' You Can Tell Me DOGGIE!
(Sidenote: Outkast is the greatest but LOX is my favorite!)

SORRY BONE THUGS FANS!

Sony PS3 for $299??

Despite how much we like the Sony’s PS3 gaming console with the additional Blu-ray player and world’s class built quality; it remains fact that the hardware’s sale is falling behind compares to much-cheaper gaming counterparts from Microsofts Xbox 360 and Nintendo’s Wii. With the economy’s downturn, experts are predicting price cut is the only option that would probably turn the tide around, but how much is enough for a jumpstart?

SLABUP.com DL: Lost - Season 5 Episode 7

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Play Cloths 2009 Spring/Summer Collection

via. Hypebeast.

**Not sure how convinced I am about Play Cloths yet. But these are a couple FRESH joints outa there Spring/Summer Collection.**

Only a few seasons deep, The Clipse headed Play Cloths has offered us an in-depth look into their latest collection. Clean styles all-around mark most of the pieces with subtle logo hits here and there. Available now at select Play Cloths retailers. Check PlayCloths.com for more information.

GET HIP: Production Team S.O.V. featured on Chester Fresh Blog.

This is one production team you NEED to get hip too.
They're name is S.O.V. or School of Velocity.

They will be putting the final mix on Chip's new mixtape. For that EXTRA CRISP quality!

They were featured on Chester French's blog yesturday.

The song is called “Hungry ‘n Tipsy

Check it out and be sure to hit up S.O.V. and Marika May for the phreshness.

VIDEO: Kid Cudi - Day N Nite (Live on Dogg After Dark)



Just in case you missed it... Seems to be an extended version compared to what actually aired on MTV.

Dave Matthews Band Announces North American Summer Tour Dates


via. EMAIL SCOTT.

**I know I'm late with this... but I figured I would post it anyway. By far one of my favorite bands EVER!!!**

DATE CITY VENUE SUPPORT
05/27/09 Darien Center, NY Darien Lakes Performing Arts Center Robert Randolph & The Family Band
05/29/09 Boston, MA TBA TBA
05/30/09 Boston, MA TBA TBA
06/05/09 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center Femi Kuti and The Positive Force
06/06/09 Hartford, CT New England Dodge Music Center Femi Kuti and The Positive Force
06/09/09 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Molson Amphitheatre Femi Kuti and The Positive Force
06/10/09 Montreal, Quebec, Canada Parc Jean Drapeau Femi Kuti and The Positive Force
06/12/09 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center The Hold Steady
06/13/09 Saratoga Springs, NY Saratoga Performing Arts Center The Hold Steady
06/16/09 Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center The Hold Steady
06/17/09 Maryland Heights, MO Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre The Hold Steady
06/19/09 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion The Hold Steady
06/20/09 Burgettstown, PA Post-Gazette Pavilion The Hold Steady
07/18/09 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre Umphrey's McGee
07/19/09 East Troy, WI Alpine Valley Music Theatre Umphrey's McGee
07/21/09 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Old Crow Medicine Show
07/22/09 Wantagh, NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater Old Crow Medicine Show
07/24/09 Hershey, PA Hersheypark Stadium Jason Mraz
07/28/09 Clarkston, MI DTE Energy Music Theatre Old Crow Medicine Show
07/29/09 Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center Old Crow Medicine Show
07/31/09 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Hill Country Revue
08/01/09 Noblesville, IN Verizon Wireless Music Center Hill Country Revue
08/04/09 Syracuse, NY Alliance Bank Stadium Donovan Frankenreiter
08/05/09 Bethel, NY Bethel Woods Center for the Arts Donovan Frankenreiter
08/07/09 Virginia Beach, VA Verizon Wireless Virginia Beach Amphitheater Donovan Frankenreiter
08/08/09 Bristow, VA Nissan Pavilion at Stone Ridge Donovan Frankenreiter
08/12/09 Tampa, FL Ford Amphitheatre Robert Earl Keen
08/14/09 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre Robert Earl Keen
08/15/09 West Palm Beach, FL Cruzan Amphitheatre Robert Earl Keen
08/29/09 San Francisco, CA TBA TBA
08/30/09 Fresno, CA Save Mart Center TBA
09/01/09 West Valley City, UT USANA Amphitheatre Yonder Mountain String Band
09/04/09 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre G. Love & Special Sauce and Yonder Mountain String Band
09/05/09 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre G. Love & Special Sauce and Yonder Mountain String Band
09/06/09 George, WA Gorge Amphitheatre G. Love & Special Sauce and Yonder Mountain String Band
09/12/09 Chula Vista, CA Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre Switchfoot
09/13/09 Irvine, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Switchfoot
09/19/09 Scranton, PA Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain TBA
09/22/09 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Robert Randolph & The Family Band
09/23/09 Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Center Robert Randolph & The Family Band
09/25/09 Des Moines, IA Principal Park Robert Randolph & The Family Band
09/26/09 Tinley Park, IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre TBA
09/29/09 Little Rock, AR Dickey-Stephens Park TBA
09/30/09 Kansas City, MO Sprint Center TBA
10/02/09 Tulsa, OK BOK Center TBA

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

VIDEO: Jamie Foxx - Blame It (feat. T-Pain)



Jamie Foxx is cold for this song!
Dude is MADDDDD talented... Who woulda thought?

I remember watching this dude on "In Living Color"... Peep the video video for a throwback!



Crazy the amount of talent on this show! No wonder it was one of the best!

SLABUP.com DL: Reflection Eternal - Internet Connection (Ft. Bootsy Collins)

via. ILLROOTS.

DOWNLOAD: Reflection Eternal - Internet Connection (Ft. Bootsy Collins)


**DOWNLOAD THIS NO DOUBT!!! Shout out to Mike Waxx over @ IllRoots... That picture of Tek is PRICELESS!!! LMAO!!!**


This joint is SMOOOOOOOOTH! Hi-tek's production is next to PERFECT & Talib just destroys it!
Great to see these two back together... They make UNREAL MUSIC!!!

Shout out to Tek & Talib both show love to Chip everytime!!!
Wait til you hear the shit Chip & Tek did... WOWWWWWWWWWW!!!

There are a few lucky people out there who were in Cincy when those sessions went down, You know who you are!

VIDEO: Jim Jones - "Na Na Nana Na" Trailer


via. OnSMASH.

Let's see what Jimmy's album sounds like... HipHopUpdate said XXL Magazine gave it an "XL."

Feelings?

Stupid Idiots Want to Repaint the Sears Tower Silver Because They're Stupid Idiots

via. GM.

Who would want to refinish the iconic Sears Tower—the nation's tallest building clad in classic black—to Toyota Prius, gaudy hubcap, old fillings, generic cheap electronic silver? Unfortunately, it's the owners.

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VIDEO: Kid Cudi x Transformers


via. HENCH.

Kid Cudi's UNRELEASED song "Sky May Fall" prod. by Kanye West is used in this trailer for Transformers!!! We have actually had the pleasure of listening to this song... CRRRRAZZZZYYY! Thats all ima say... For anyone doubting Cudi right now, its gonna be just like how Kanye came in game... Everybody is gonna be saying 2 to 3 years from now that they ALWAYS fucked with Cudddder!

I mean come on... Kanye West even said & I quote... "KID CUDI'S ALBUM IS A CLASSIC IN THE MAKING!"

Its time to jump on the train people, or get left behind!

DC Shoes - PJ Ladd S LX (Black)

via. KoF.

**Shout out to DC!!! They are killin' the game right now!!!**

Even before he was officially announced as a team rider he was working on it. Collecting tears. Making mental notes. Sketching. Sampling and re-sampling. One and a half years later, DC and PJ Ladd introduce his first signature shoe, available exclusively at skate shops for Spring 2009.

Boston skate legend PJ Ladd and DC have collaborated to create Ladd’s first signature pro model. Here is a detailed look at the DC Shoes - PJ Ladd S LX (Black) which features quilted leather paneling throughout the upper, an air-sole unit, and DC branding on the tongue and side panels. This is by far one of the raddest DC shoes on the market. Check your local DC retailers for availability.



VIDEO: Kanye West - Stronger x Live on Vh1 Storytellers


via. 2DB.

Kanye West on VH1s Storytellers will debut this Saturday.

Samsung Memoir 8-Megapixel Cameraphone Lightning Review

via. Gizmodo.

The Gadget: Samsung Memoir, which is the 8-megapixel upgraded version of the Samsung Behold - both of which have Samsung's TouchWiz-based touchscreen interface. It's also got a Xenon flash that works quite well.

The Price: $250 with two-year contract, $50 rebate and qualifying data plan

READ REVIEW HERE.

Limited G Store Re-Launch + NEW Tiger Tees

via. GWHH.

The Limited G store has undergone a facelift, adding new features with an updated user-friendly interface. To usher in the new look, Limited G is now offereing brand NEW Men’s Tiger Tees for sale, along with .49 cent GWHH stickers. All of the clothing is now officially numbered 1/100, 2/100, etc. similar to a collectible piece of art work so you know you’re getting a one of a kind limited tee. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. The NEW Limited G online store features include:

  • A variety of tee sizes now available through an easy drop down menu.
  • Scroll through multiple photos of a product after clicking on the product image.
  • We now accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, & PayPal.
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NEWS: Browns tackle Shaun Rogers reportedly wants off team, upset with new coach Eric Mangini

via. EMAIL SCOTT.

Browns Pro Bowl defensive tackle Shaun Roger is so disgruntled with new coach Eric Mangini and the new regime that he's asked the team not to pay his guaranteed $6 million option bonus next month, according to nfl.com's. Schefter, according to a source close to Rogers, said the tackle would rather be released after only one season even though he's owed $15 million in guaranteed money. However, he hasn't asked yet to be released, the Browns told. nfl.com.

Rogers is reportedly miffed about two off-season incidents in which he feels Mangini snubbed him. The first time, Mangini walked into the Browns' training room and didn't say hello to Rogers, the source said. The second time, Mangini and Rogers were together in the media room at the Greater Cleveland Sports Awards on Jan. 23 and neither acknowledged the other.

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Safari 4 First Impressions

**I posted the Mac review, cause we use Macs. But you can check the link below for the full review.**

Mac

Despite its Windows improvements, the new UI does look much better on OS X overall—the new tabs on top look works really well, I think, though its break with a more standard OS X layout might vastly annoy some people. Also History and Cover Flow look and feel more natural on Mac too.

Another Mac perk: Multitouch zooming, which lets you manipulate the new full-page zoom with iPhone pinch gestures. It's not silky smooth, but definitely slick—it's actually a lot like browsing a page on the iPhone, especially if you're using two-finger scroll to pan and stuff.

Speed difference between Safari 4 and Firefox is a bit more noticeable in OS X. It doesn't kill Firefox, but there's definitely a difference. Cover Flow runs more smoothly, from what I'm seeing, without the jerkiness I got on Windows sometimes, though full history search isn't any quicker—but that's still plenty fast. It does use resources more efficiently in OS X than in Windows: Those same 14 tabs only ate about 230MB of memory.

READ FULL REVIEW HERE.

BBC | Ice Cream 2009 Spring/Summer Collection February Releases

via. Hypebeast.

New drops seen here from BBC/Ice Cream will hit stores this weekend. A nice mixture of casual pieces such as graphic tees and windbreaker hoodies are seen alongside some more mature styles such as blazers and ties. A lone accessory release includes a pair of sunglasses which among the other releases will be unveiled on February 28th at BBC | Ice Cream Hong Kong.

BBC | Ice Cream Hong Kong
14 On Lan Street
Central, Hong Kong
p: 852.2526.7166


VIDEO: Cam'Ron Interview w/ HipHopDX



Good to hear from Cam!

VIDEO: Sliding House!


via. LOUDreams.

**You have to be kidding me? LoL... Dopppppe!**

Microsoft officially announce the red Xbox 360???

via. OnSMASH.

**Not sure if this is real?**


To celebrate the up and coming release of Resident Evil 5 Microsoft have officially announced their rumoured red console. It will be released on the same day as Resident Evil 5 (March 13th) and comes as a bundle with the following:
  • Matching red wireless controller
  • 120GB hard drive
  • Resident Evil 5
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix
  • Exclusive Resident Evil Premium Theme
  • Xbox 360 black wired headset
  • HDTV-ready component HD AV, HDMI and Ethernet cables

It will be sold in select retailers accross the globe and it’s said to be just abit more expensive than the elite. If you were thinking of upgrading you should wait for this. Let us know what you think.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

VIDEO: The New Mini Mac



Mac Mini 2009 Edition - video powered by Metacafe


Excited Much???

Answer would be YESSSS!!!

SLABUP.com DL: KiD CuDi - '09 Freestyle

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**Any feelings on this freestyle?**

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VIDEO: New Sony (LMAO)



Heard Howard Stearn laughing about this last week...

Very Funny!

Vote Day ‘n’ Nite as the #1 Video on 106 & Park

BRINGING THIS BACK TO THE TOP TO REMIND YOU!!!
via. datnewcudi.

**I voted the other night, a bunch of times... Click away WHEN you get some free time!!!**

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Alright, its time to kick this off. Day ‘n’ Nite (Night? I don’t even know anymore) is officially in the BET 106 & Park video list so lets make it the #1 video. Head over to BET’s website and vote for Cudi’s video. I encourage everyone with a blog, Twitter, Facebook or any outlet to promote this video in support of Cudi.

If you still haven’t seen the video, you can view it here (but seriously get out from under your rock if you havent yet).

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VIDEO: LeBron & Kobe Game Worn Kicks



Somebody is gonna pay a pretty penny for these joints!

SLABUP.com DL: 24 (S. 7, Ep. 10)



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Taxing pot could become a political toking point

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via. THE MAYOR.

Buoyed by the widely held belief that cannabis is California's biggest cash crop, Assemblyman Tom Ammiano contends it is time to reap some state revenue from that harvest while putting a damper on drug use by teens, cutting police costs and even helping Mother Nature.

"I know the jokes are going to be coming, but this is not a frivolous issue," said Ammiano, a Democrat elected in November after more than a dozen years as a San Francisco supervisor. "California always takes the lead -- on gay marriage, the sanctuary movement, medical marijuana."


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Nike Sportswear Store Opening London

Nike opened its doors to a new retail front located in Shoreditch, London. Much like other Sportswear retailers the store features a wide assortment of product including limited edition Sportswear releases and Tier Zero product. Various installations made the 1948 event kick off in-style including the space’s floor created by Nike GRIND which featured 15,000 pairs of old sneakers recycled into a unique bottom layer. Nike also launched their 1948 Magazine which will feature a wide range of editorial content for online readership and available in print format as well.

Eminem Sues Universal

via. HipHopUpdate.

TheWrap has learned that a two-year-old lawsuit by the rapper is set to go to trial Tuesday and could impact a vast number of musical artists and the most popular form of music consumption -- the digital download over iTunes.

F.B.T. Productions, the rapper's publishing company, is going to court on Tuesday against Universal Music Group (UMG), the world’s largest music company.

A jury was seated Friday, with a star-studded witness list, starting with Jimmy Iovine, a founder of UMG and its distribution label, Interscope Records, and its subsidiary, Aftermath Entertainment, the lead defendant.

Steve Jobs, chief executive of Apple Computers, Inc., is also scheduled to testify, by video. Eminem himself is not expected to appear.

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