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Missy Elliott Teams With Doritos In New Ad Campaign

Rapper Missy Elliott has teamed with Doritos in a new multimillion dollar ad campaign promoting the Doritos’ Collision brand of chips.   According to reports, the commercials debut September 17 and feature Elliott in the studio creating a “mash up,” while eating Doritos Collision chips, which contain two distinct flavor of chips.   An online… Read more »

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Dallas Austin Launching Rowdy Clothing Line

Super producer Dallas Austin is preparing to launch his new clothing line Rowdy, named after the record label he launched in 1992.   Austin, who has produced hits for Madonna, Ciara, Bjork, Janet Jackson, TLC, Monica, Da Back Wudz and many others, hopes the new street couture line will be just as successful as his… Read more »

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DMX Home Raided; Police Seize 12 Pitbulls, Carcass

Police in Maricopa County, Arizona raided the home of rapper DMX, removing 12 distressed pitbulls from the rapper’s home.   Officers also made a gruesome discovery when they dug up the rapper’s backyard, recovering a burned, buried carcass of one of the dogs.   According to reports, police also recovered a large cache of weapons… Read more »

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Russell Simmons Steps Down As CEO Of Phat Fashions

Russell Simmons has stepped down as CEO of Phat Fashions, the company he founded in 1992,  that launched the popular Phat Farm brand of clothing.   Simmons sold Phat Fashions to Kellwood for $140 million in cash in January of 2004, but stayed on as CEO, managing the day-to-day operations of the company, including the… Read more »

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Kanye West To Urge Presidential Candidates To Focus On Education In New PSAs

Superstar rapper Kanye West and his Kanye West Foundation has partnered with Strong America Schools and will be featured in a series of public service announcements (PSAs) urging the presidential candidates to address issues within America’s educational system.   West is the spokesman for the Ed in ’08 campaign, a $60 million dollar nonpartisan initiative… Read more »

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RZA, GZA, Q-Bert On Board For Hip-Hop Chess Tournament

Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, GZA and DJ Qbert will be among the celebrity rappers taking part in the Hip-Hop Chess Federation’s 1st Annual Chess Kings Invitational tournament being held this October in San Francisco.   The Hip-Hop Chess Federation (HHCF) announced the 1st Annual Chess Kings Invitational, which will include a celebrity chess tournament and emcee… Read more »

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Saigon’s Attorney Says Hip-Hop Cops Targeted Rapper

Saigon’s attorney has spoken out against his client’s arrest, claiming that the rapper was a target of the New York Police Department’s infamous Hip-Hop Squad.   Saigon, born Brian Carenard, was arrested around 1:30 am yesterday morning (August 22), after police stopped a vehicle the rapper was riding in for a traffic violation near 11th… Read more »

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Blair Underwood Bringing Rap Themed Novel To Big Screen

Veteran actor Blair Underwood has teamed with Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due to author the new book Casanegra: A Tennyson Hardwick Mystery.   Casanegra, which hit stores last month, centers around a character named Tennyson Hardwick, a struggling giggalo-turned-actor, who is the prime suspect in the murder of a rapper/actress named Afrodite.   Hardwick attempts… Read more »

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Rapper Saigon Arrested; Charged With Carrying A Weapon

Rapper Saigon was arrested yesterday morning after police allegedly found a gravity knife inside his vehicle.   Police stopped the rapper for a traffic violation near 11th Avenue and W. 29th Street in Manhattan around 1:30 am,   When officers searched his vehicle, they uncovered the gravity knife, a knife similar to a switchblade.  … Read more »

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