XXL Quick Hitters: Brooklyn Nets Owner to Rap With Jay-Z?; Mystikal, Clipse, and LL Cool J

NEWS HEADLINES THAT MATTER TO THE HIP-HOP COMMUNITY

Brooklyn Nets Owner to Rap With Jay-Z?

“Mr. Jay-Z, this is the first presentation/of real rap music from Russian Federation/Mr. Jay-Z, you are not alone/Mikhail Prokhorov on the microphone,” the Nets owner rapped on a

Russian television show months back. Prokhorov now vows that he’ll rap alongside Jay-Z at one of Hov’s several concerts at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. He’s playing for the team he owns. [HipHopWired]

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Mystikal Works With Timbaland & T-Pain

Fresh out of jail after completing his sentence, Mystikal rolls out footage of him cooking up heat in the lab with T-Pain and super-producer Timbaland. Watch ya self! [itsMystikal]

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Clipse’s “Grindin” Instrumental Was Almost Given to Jay-Z

Pusha says Pharrell almost gave the beat for “Grindin,” what became their hit single, away to Hov. What would Jigga have done to that track? [SOHH]

LL Cool J Comps Dinner For Strangers

LL reportedly bought dinner for five women at Mr. Chow’s in L.A. The women gushed to TMZ about LL’s kind gesture afterwards. [TMZ]