Ying Yang Twins star Deongelo Holmes has been released from jail in Georgia after serving just a day for assaulting his wife.
The Salt Shaker hitmaker pleaded no contest to domestic violence after hitting his spouse, Porsche, in the head during an altercation in November (13), according to Tmz.com.
Holmes served 24 hours behind bars and now he's on probation for a year.
Ying Yang Twins rapper D-Roc has successfully petitioned a judge to lower his child support payments, because he can longer afford to pay them.
D-Roc, real name De'Angelo Holmes, was ordered to pay $2,500 (Gbp1,667) a month to his ex-wife - an amount which was arranged when he was making $19,000 (Gbp12,667) a month. But now he claims his monthly income has shrunk to $2,860 (Gbp1,906) and he can longer pay up.
The Wait (The Whisper Song) hitmaker now has to pay $550 (Gbp367) a month and has worked out a deal to pay the $45,000 (Gbp30,000) he owes in back child support, according to Tmz.com.
Ying Yang Twins rapper DE'Angelo Holmes is facing charges of driving under the influence and child endangerment following an arrest last week (ends01Jun12).
The hip-hop star, known as D-Roc, was with his two children, aged three years old and two months, when he was busted by police in Duluth, Georgia on 1 June (12).
According to the incident report, his eyes appeared "bloodshot and glazed" and he is said to have "mumbled" and "slurred" his speech while talking to cops, who pulled him over for a traffic infraction.
He was taken into custody after failing a field sobriety test.
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Guitar greats STEVE VAI and JOE SATRIANI are teaming up to help raise funds for the ailing music executive who discovered them.
A+R executive CLIFF CULTRERI is struggling to cover his medical costs after being diagnosed with a host of auto-immune and connective-tissue disorders that are attacking his immune system.
The rare condition is causing the music mogul severe pain and physical problems, and Satriani and Vai hope to raise funds to bring a smile to Cultreri's face.
The guitarists will co-headline THE CLIFF SHOW at the House of Blues in Hollywood on 30 September (06).
Despite his condition, Cultreri is still making waves in the music industry as vice-president of A+R at Koch Records, where he has worked with such artists as RZA, BG, Ying Yang Twins and PERCY 'Master P' MILLER, among others.
During his years in the industry, Cultreri has served as A+R for a number of top names, including Satriani, Vai, Peter Frampton, The Cure, Fat Joe and MEGADETH.
The A+R man has received 18 Grammy nominations. He won Grammys for Song Of The Year and Album Of The Year with BONE THUGS 'N HARMONY.
The MAROON 5 frontman sings the hook on their track LIVE AGAIN, but he admits it was a deal that was firmed up without the parties ever coming face to face - even in the studio.
Levine says, "I love those guys. They're crazy and fresh and interesting. And the s**t that they do is pretty unique.
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Rap duo the Ying Yang Twins have signed up to star in their first movie.
Early next year (06), WAIT rappers D ROC and KAINE will start filming the comedy VIAGRA FALLS, in which they'll play two pals from Atlanta, Georgia, trying to raise enough cash to fund a spring break trip to Daytona Beach, Florida.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, their plans take an unexpected turn once they get their hands on a box of Viagra.
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Country star GEORGE STRAIT has ended rock's run at the top of the US album charts with his third number one on the list.
Strait's new album, SOMEWHERE DOWN IN TEXAS, sold 245,000 copies in its opening week to end Coldplay's three week stint at number one.
The British group's X+Y fell to number three on the new chart as rappers Ying Yang Twins' fourth album UNITED STATE OF ATLANTA debuted at number two.
Continue reading: Strait Ends Rock's Run At The Top Of The Us Charts
West won awards for breakthrough artist of the Yeah?r, album of the year for THE COLLEGE DROPOUT and video of the year for THROUGH THE WIRE, which he starred in and co-directed.
Lil' Jon won along with Usher and Ludacris in the R+B/rap collaboration category for the club anthem YEAH!, which Lil' Jon produced. He also took home awards for collaborating with the group Youngbloodz on the single DAMN, and for producer of the year.
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