AHH Stray News: De La Soul’s #1, Fire at Kanye’s, Snoop Dogg In Mourning


De La Soul 2008 VH1 Hip Hop Honors at the Hammerstein Ballroom - Arrivals Featuring: De La Soul Where: New York City, NY, United States When: 02 Oct 2008 Credit: PNP/WENN
De La Soul
Credit: PNP/WENN

De La Soul’s newest album and the Anonymous Nobody has debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Rap Albums chart. The album, which is the group’s first studio album release in twelve years also landed at No. 2 on the Independent Albums Chart. The innovative group wanted to recreate the feel of their debut album 3 Feet High and Rising, so they recorded 300 hours of original instrumentals, and resampled them to create and the Anonymous Nobody.

Kanye West

Rap star Kanye West had a frightening in encounter earlier this week, after a fire broke out in the building that houses fashion studio. Kanye, and other people were evacuated by firefighters just as the rapper prepares for his “Yeezy Season 4” Despite the minor setback, the fire did not impact Kanye’s studio. The cause of the fire is not known. over the weekend, Kanye held a casting call for “multicultural” women “only,” drawing instant backlash on Twitter.

Snoop Dogg

Rapper Snoop Dogg is in mourning after the death of his wife’s grandmother. The “Drop It Like It’s Hot” star took to Instagram on Monday (September 5) to share his sorrow and offer condolences to his in-laws. “R. I. P. Gran what a special lady your loving spirit lives on,” he wrote beside a picture of his wife placing a crown on her grandma’s head. “u were a queen on earth and an angel in heaven Sending prayers. And love to my queen @bosslady_ent and the Taylor family”. His wife, Shante Taylor, also shared the same photo online, adding the caption, “The Love We Had (Stays On My Mind) I Love You Mama.” The death comes just over six months after Snoop lost his grandmother, too.