MUSIC NEWS// Bobby Womack Hospitalized, Michael K. Williams to Play Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Nas In Trouble With The IRS & MorePublished by Blair Bedford on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 9:55 am.
1. Bobby Womack Hospitalized
The recent musical comeback of soul legend Bobby Womack has hit a bump in the road as the 68-year-old singer-songwriter was hospitalized with a bout of pneumonia.
Fellow music icon Bootsy Collins revealed to fans on Twitter Saturday [March 24] that the “Across 110th Street” singer was ailing and asked that fans send their prayers and well wishes to Womack. [MORE]
2. Michael K. Williams to Play Ol’ Dirty Bastard
In movie news, Dr. Dre is looking to put out a horror flick and Michael K. Williams has landed the role of Ol’ Dirty Bastard.
EW.com reports that Williams, who currently stars on the HBO series Boardwalk Empire, will star in an upcoming film, tentatively titled Dirty White Boy, about Wu-Tang Clan rap star, the late Russell Jones a.k.a Ol’ Dirty Bastard. The film will center on the offbeat friendship between the Wu-Tang Clan member and Jarred Weisfeld, a 22-year-old VH1 production assistant who, through a lot of hustle and a few half truths, finessed his way into becoming ODB’s manager when the troubled rapper was serving a three-year stint in prison in the early 2000s. [MORE]
3. Brandy and Monica Pay Tribute to Whitney Houston
Two of Whitney Houston’s mentees, singers Brandy and Monica, are doing their part to assure that the musical legacy of the pop icon will live on forever. In a recent performance at V103’s Conversation/Soul Session in Atlanta, the pair took some time out of their show to honor Whitney, reports The Rap Up. [MORE]
4. IRS to Garnish Nas’ Wages
The IRS is taking some affirmative action against rap star Nas. Tired of waiting on the Queensbridge rapper to settle his delinquent $6 million tax debt, the folks over at the internal revenue service will begin to garnish his wages. [MORE]