For The Record: Quick News On Ja Rule, Gorillaz, Naughty By Nature, Mike Tyson & More

Ja Rule‘s group, Cash Money Click (CMC), along with Naughty By Nature, Lil’ Jon & the East Side Boyz and others, will perform at an afterparty for the Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis title fight June 8 in Memphis. Tyson is apparently counting on a victory, as he is co-sponsoring the event and planning on attending. … British producers the Space Monkeyz will release a collection of dub mixes of songs from the Gorillaz‘ debut album. Due July 16, Space Monkeyz Vs. Gorillaz: Laika Come Home features a version of “Clint Eastwood” called “A Fistful of Peanuts” among its 12 listed tunes and one hidden track. … David Bowie will join the ranks of Neil Diamond, Elton John, Don Henley and others when he performs on A&E’s “Live By Request.” The June 15 performance will be filmed at Sony Music Studios in Manhattan.

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While he wasn’t able to lure Foxy Brown from Def Jam, P. Diddy just bolstered the lineup of his Bad Boy label with seminal Southern rap duo 8 Ball & MJG, who recently signed with P.D.’s company. … On August 3, we’ll find out who the year’s biggest balla is when Funkmaster Flex hosts his second annual celebrity car show at Raceway Park in Englishtown, New Jersey. Flex said that playas such as P. Diddy, Justin Timberlake, Busta Rhymes and Wyclef Jean will submit vehicles and try to snatch the championship from hip-hop’s “#1 Stunna,” Baby of Cash Money, who was last year’s winner. …


Nearly seven months after it was recorded, Incubus‘ home video “The Morning View Sessions” will be released on VHS and DVD. The laid-back performance video, which more resembles an informal jam session than an actual concert, was recorded at Sony Studios in New York the day the band’s fourth album, Morning View, dropped. … Kelly Osbourne will sing her cover of Madonna‘s “Papa Don’t Preach” at her live debut at KIIS-FM’s Wango Tango festival June 15 in Pasadena, California. The song will be featured on The Osbournes Family Album, due June 11. … A few weeks after dropping the greatest-hits package Work in early June, electronic duo Orbital will release the next volume in the Back to Mine chillout compilation series. Highlights on the mix include the previously unreleased Orbital track “Ska’d for Life” and material from PJ Harvey and the Divine Comedy. …