HHDX News Bits Part Deux (Black Eyed Peas, Tony Parker, Polow Da Don)

posted March 28, 2007 07:20:21 PM CDT | 15 comments

Jaime Luis Gomez, better known as Taboo from the musical group Black Eyed Peas, has been arrested on Mar. 27 for DUI.

TMZ reported that Gomez crashed his car 20 miles east of Los Angeles. Police later charged the group member with possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana along with possessing prescription drugs without a prescription and driving under the influence.

Gomez was later released on $5,000 bail and no court date has been set.

Tony Parker is mostly known for the baskets that he makes for San Antonio Spurs basketball team but he also wants to be known for his rhyming skills.

Parker released his self titled debut recently on the Music One Label. The album is a mixture of R&B, Hip-Hop and dance music. The first single off of it is called, "Balance-toi (Throw Yourself Around)" and is already getting play via the Internet. Here are some lyrics from the lead single, "What, you want to dance? No, it's not worth it. Me, I'll stay on the sofa enjoying the vibe by raising my arms."

Parker is not the only basketball player turned rapper. Ballers like Allen Iverson, Kobe Bryant, Chris Webber, Shaquille O'Neal and Ron Artest have all tried their hand at music.

Parker also talks about his soon to be wife, Eva Longoria on the album.

Fans can hear more music from Parker at www.tp9.net.

Producer Polow Da Don is recording an album with the likes of T.I., Kanye West, Young Jeezy, Tru Life, Christina Aguilera, Nicole Scherzinger, Will.i.am and others. This a huge roster of Hip-Hop, Pop and R&B acts set to collaborate on an anticipated album by one of this year's hit makers. Producing tracks such as Rich Boy's "Throw Some D's," Ciara's "Promise" and other tracks for Fergie and Young Buck, he's got a nice resume, full of successful chart toppers.

One of those is Luda's "Runaway Love". Recently, he shed light on the track and also spoke about the many big named artists who tried to rock the beat before Cris.

"'Runaway Love' is a special song for me," he told MTV. "I had that song for three years with the hook on it, and I would never give it to anybody. Everybody tried to buy it: Nas, Akon, T-Pain, David Banner. All these people recorded to this record, but they would never guarantee me it would be a single. I said, 'Man, you can't guarantee me it would be a single? This is a huge record.' They was like, 'We like it, we like it a lot, but I can't guarantee you it would be a single.' "

"When I gave it to Luda, he went crazy...I actually gave him a beat CD for somebody on his label, and he must've listened to it on the way home because he called me in 10 minutes. Like, 'Yo, this #3 is crazy. I need this."

"Even though it's got a message, I knew kids would still like it because it has that bounce. It's still musical. I'm gonna tell you why nobody else did it: Everybody chases the radio. This is why I'm getting recognition and going to the top so fast because I dare to be different. I always tell people, if you're gonna be the greatest, you're gonna have to do your own thing."

He confidently acknowledges that he feels he has a place in pop music's list of elite producers of the moment.

"Music is changing right now, and I think I have a lot to do with that," he noted.

Reported By: Amanda Koger & Andres Tardio

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