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That’s right Victoria ‘Posh Spice’ Beckham tried to launch a hip hop career back in 2003, but unfortunately even with the help of Roc-A-Fella co-founder Damon Dash, the project was scrapped.
Going on to re-brand herself as a fashion mogul and muse in the years after, the internet has today seen fit to unearth the ill-fated endeavour with some tracks finally seeing the light of day.
Clearly angling at some kind of cross-Atlantic J Lo vibes on the album, titled Come Together, it was set to feature verses from the likes of Wu Tang Clan’s Ol’ Dirty Bastard and (in a totes hilar mis-pairing) M.O.P rappers Billy Danze and Lil’ Fame.
As The Mirror reports, Dash actually defended Beckham’s decision to move into hip-hop after rumours began circulating around the album.
“Because Victoria’s record company aren’t happy about the fact that she came over to New York to work with me they are putting out stories. Before anyone’s even heard the album they were making things up,” he told the Evening Standard.
“I heard a story that Victoria was calling herself the female Eminem. That’s just dumb. She never said that. I’m going to open Roc-a-Fella Records in London. I’ll show these Telstar cats how it’s done,” he added.
Victoria Beckham has certainly moved on to bigger things, creating a fashion empire all while raising four kids no less, so clearly a scrapped album wasn’t going to bring Posh down.
Have a peak at some of the leaked tracks and potential jams here below.
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Our Saviors Turned Out to be Mutant Mosquitoes
It is becoming common knowledge that mosquitoes are the worlds most deadly and dangerous insect on account of all the life ending diseases they carry and then transmit to humans. But the mosquito’s day has likely passed, as a new genetically engineered mosquito that is engineered to resist the parasite that causes malaria will be released into the wild to mate with other mosquitoes.
But what makes these mutant mosquitoes interesting is that they are made to resist the parasite that causes humans to contract malaria and other diseases. And when the mutant mosquito mates only the mutant or non-parasite genes are passed down to the next generation, as opposed to half and half, which is how nature would have it. But, nature has been wrong lately, so the mutant mosquito gets to pass down all of its non-parasitic genes, with no input from mom at all.
After a short time, and theoretically, malaria rates among humans will drop and one day become non-existent. But this will be long after parasite-carrying mosquitoes become extinct.
What other insects and diseases could be wiped out this way? Would the end result be good or possibly bad?
Lawyer to TV networks: We'll sue you if you make a series about 'El Chapo' Guzmán without permission
A lawyer for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman said Wednesday that he will sue television networks if they air a new series on the imprisoned Mexican drug lord’s life without paying him.
Netflix and Univision announced on May 17 that they will coproduce the drama series “El Chapo,” set to air in 2017.
The announcement used only the nickname “El Chapo,” and said the series is “based on the life story of one of the world’s most notorious criminals.”
Lawyer Andres Granados told The Associated Press the two networks have to pay for the right to use Guzman’s name and nickname, which can be translated as “Shorty.”
Granados said that at the right price, Guzman “could supply more information to make it a better project for them.”
“If they air this, they are immediately going to be sued,” Granados said, according to the AP. “They, by necessity, need the authorization of Mr. Guzman, because he is not dead.”
“With great pleasure, we have the greatest willingness to negotiate with them,” he added.
Guzman earlier gave rights to his life story to Mexican actress Kate del Castillo, and Granados said she could also negotiate with the networks.
Del Castillo is still enthusiastic about her “El Chapo” movie project. “News that El Chapo may be extradited to the United States is good news in that it will allow my team greater access to him in order to tell a full and accurate picture of his unbelievable life and work,” she said through a publicist earlier this month.
Del Castillo arranged Guzmán’s meeting with Sean Penn late last year, which she was reportedly able to do because of the relationship she built with Guzmán over his interest in having a movie made about his life.
A spokesman for Univision’s Fusion unit said the company had no comment on the issue. Netflix did not respond to requests from the AP for comment.
Granados was at the headquarters of Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission to present a complaint against the Mexican government, saying it was trying to interfere with Guzman’s defense by denying it copies of a Friday ruling that his extradition to the US can proceed.
Guzman’s lawyers need a copy of the document in order to file an appeal, but officials have said they sent the document directly to the drug lord in prison, where lawyers have limited access to him. Granados said it was an intentional delaying tactic on the part of the government.
Earlier this month, Guzmán was transferred from Mexico’s top-security Altiplano prison west of Mexico City to a lower-security prison in Ciudad Juarez, on the border with Texas. Guzman had escaped the Altiplano prison in 2015 and was returned there after he was recaptured in January.
The transfer was reportedly prompted by a power outage at Altiplano prison that sparked concern about the facility’s security among high-level Mexican officials.
The attorney said that he met with Guzman after the transfer and that his client would have preferred to stay at the Altiplano prison.
Describing conditions in Ciudad Juarez, Granados said Guzman had told of being kept in an area that is “isolated, segregated” from other inmates.
“He told me his cell is very dirty. He is a little down, he is a little sad, but he is at peace. He knows there are things we can do to keep him from being sent away,” Granados said, referring to the extradition effort.
While another of Guzman’s main lawyers had suggested the accused drug lord wanted to negotiate with US officials in return for waiving his appeals and accepting extradition, Granados said there are no current negotiations.
“He would have to be in the United States first” for any deal to be negotiated, Granados said. “The person who would have to do that negotiating is the US lawyer” for Guzman, who he refused to identify.
Guzman faces charges from seven federal prosecutors in the US, including in Chicago, New York, Miami and San Diego.
Reporting for The Associated Press by Mark Stevenson.
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