DX News Bits: Game, Lil Twist, Big Beat Records

Game wants to get rid of his "gangsta rapper" image, Texan newcomer Lil Twist signs to Young Money, and Big Beat Records relaunches with new artists.

Compton rapper Game is publicly distancing himself from the "gangsta rapper" image he's acquired throughout his Rap career. After facing charges for allegedly assaulting basketball coach Shannon Rodrick in 2007, Game's lawyers have asked that references to the rapper being a "gangsta rapper" be excluded from the courtroom.

Game's attorneys claim that the negative term, as well as references to the rapper's violent lyrics could potentially bias the jury into giving a guilty verdict. On Monday, however, the rapper reached an out-of-court agreement with Rodrick for an amount that both parties have thus far kept confidential.

In other news, Lil Wayne has officially signed Dallas newcomer Lil Twist to the Young Money imprint. While not a prominent face on the label, Twist has been touring with the Young Money crew for the past year. The 16-year old was reportedly discovered by Wayne after Twist opened for him at a local concert.

According to recent reports, the deal includes a $1.3 million signing bonus, and a debut album is currently being recorded. No word yet on when the album will release.

Lastly, noted label Big Beat Records will relaunch this week. The Atlantic Records subsidiary emerged from the 1990s Hip Hop era, and was home to artists and groups such as Lil Kim, Junior Mafia, and Changing Faces. The label became defunct after it was absorbed by Atlantic in 1998.

The relaunch will include original Big Beat artist Robin S, and new artists DJ Chuckie, Wynter Gordon, and Sidney Samson.

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  • hiphopscout

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  • 956_Classic

    lil twist is a lil bitch lol embarrassment to texas...this kid is on lil waynes dick more than a fckin condom. seriously wayne just trying to do wut baby did to the old cash money...its a good thing curren$y managed to escapebut as to cory gunz signing..we all kno weezy just signed him kuz he knew gunz would slaughter him on any track..even his own. so if cory was not on YM he would kreep up on him..might as well keep ur enemies kloser. huh weezy.

    • twoholla

      @956_Classic...you wrote: lil twist is a lil bitch lol embarrassment to texas...this kid is on lil waynes dick more than a fckin condom. seriously wayne just trying to do wut baby did to the old cash money...its a good thing curren$y managed to escapebut as to cory gunz signing..we all kno weezy just signed him kuz he knew gunz would slaughter him on any track..even his own. so if cory was not on YM he would kreep up on him..might as well keep ur enemies kloser. huh weezy. ...now I was co-signing everything you wrote until you stated Lil Wayne only signed Cory Gunz because Cory "would slaughter him on any track..even his own." Are you simply STUPID? There are alot dudes emcee-ing right now who would slaughter Lil Wayne on a track! You sound like a SPOOKED villager with that primitive line of irrational thinking & reasoning...get the fu$% out of here with that...

  • Dust-Tee

    First Cory Gunz signs to Young Money now Lil Twist...Weezy and Baby are fucking shiesty...They are more shiesty than P.Diddy himself...They are making money off these dudes by signing them and watch nobody albums come out or get released...Almost like Aftermath except worse...But to each is own...Sad but Cory Gunz and Lil Twist and Jae Millz and others are gonna wind up looking like fools on Young Money when they're albums don't get released...That's why you don't trust people like Wayne,Baby,and Diddy because they could give a fuck if your album hits shelves unless you have an actual hot hit record to back it up...At the end of the day it's all about more money in their pockets to them.

  • bizzzurd

    game the big homie, im lookin forward to coppin that R.E.D album, if it ever drops. but i heard game already paid that guy who was suing him. hiphopdx stay up on your news fam

    • ROSSLYROSSWRITE

      TRY TO LEARN TO READ YOU IDIOT IT SAYS RIGHT IN THE ARTICLE THAT THEY SETTLED OUT OF COURT.....FAM

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  • freshyboi

    is lil twist the one that made the song crying about his big brother weezy going to jail? do you think twist and wayne kiss like birdman and wayne do?

  • JOE6PACKNCGBORO336

    seen game story onTMZ last week seen the lil twist story on another web site monday come on HHDX get it together baby

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