Snippets: Lil Kim Grounded || Hammer Gets Sued For Home || Bad Boy Releases Remastered ‘Ready to Die’ Next Month || KRS-One Hosts Blaze Battles DVD || Q-Tip Cancels Tour

Slicksno.com - The Isley BrothersLil Kim was denied permission to travel to perform in the Caribbean resort of St. Kitts by a federal judge reports AllHipHop.com.

Judge Gerard E. Lynch said Kim could not leave the United States, after she posted $500,000 bond due to perjury charges.

Authorities claim Kim lied to a Grand Jury about her knowledge of a 2001 daylight shooting. The decision will cost Lil Kim $35,000 in performance fees and she is now liable for monetary damages for failing to perform, should promoters attempt to sue her. Lil Kim has pleaded innocent.


Hammer was hit with a lawsuit due to allegations he placed his home in a trust fund to avoid collection of a debt reports AllHipHop.com.

A California company said it shipped almost 600,000 CD’s in November of 2001, when Hammer dropped another album, “Active Duty,” on his own label.

The lawsuit alleges he used his Stanley Burrell Irrevocable Children’s Trust fund to hide ownership of his home.


P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Records will be releasing a digitally re-mastered version of The Notorious B.I.G’s Ready To Die next month reports SOHH.com.

The CD/DVD is being released as a gift from Biggie to his fans and as a special thank you from Diddy to Big’s mother, Ms. Volletta Wallace.

The CD features a cleaner sound of classic songs like “The What” featuring Method Man, “Big Poppa,” “Juicy” and “One More Chance” while the DVD contains an exclusive outdoor performance of “Unbelievable” at Outkast’s Atlanta barbecue. The CD also includes unreleased classics like “Who Shot Ya” and “Dreams.”

Ready To Die’s re-release marks the first time “Dreams” will be available commercially.


KRS-One plays host on a new DVD, “Blaze Battles: Round 1.”

The Blaze Battles, developed by the creators of Vibe Magazine, originally aired on HBO in 2000 and put sixteen top freestyle MC’s from Detroit, Atlanta, Chicago, Orlando and New York against one another, each hoping to be crowned Blaze Battle World Champion.

“Blaze Battles: Round 1” is in stores now.


Q-Tip has just canceled his upcoming European Tour to focus on his long awaited sophomore album.

Tip was scheduled to tour Europe including a stop in Ireland starting next month, but instead cancelled his entire touring schedule to focus on his album.

Venues are offering fans full refunds.

The new joint is called, Open and will mark the Tribe member’s third solo effort. His second LP, Kaamal The Abstract, was shelved by Arista Records.

Q-Tip’s Open will be released on Dreamworks Records and features guest appearances by Common, Andre 3000 and D’Angelo.