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Rap Critic Gets Caught With Weed

Dionne Warwick, the R&B legend, was arrested after airport security in Miami International Airport found 11 joints of weed in a lipstick case. She was charged with a misdemeanor for the less than 5 grams of the drug found on her. In the past, the 61-year-old has been extremely critical of rappers who advocate the… Read more »

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Afrika Bambaataa’s ‘The True School Show’

Yesterday , BringTheNoise.com announced the creation of “The True School Show,” a show to be hosted by Afrika Bambaataa on the site. According to a statement, the show intends to feature a variety of “funky” music that inspired the creation of hip-hop like jazz, rock-n-roll, break beats, go-go music, electro funk, trip hop, jungle-hop and… Read more »

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MTV Boots Heavy Metal For Hip-Hop

MTV is canceling their MTVx cable channel and replacing it with an all hip-hop music channel. The move was made because the content was too "alternative" for many cable operators and for the digital TV subscribers on which it’s aired. Despite the fact that MTV has experienced their highest rating ever with the popular "Osbournes"… Read more »

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5th Annual Hip-Hop Appreciation Week Begins

The 5th annual Hip-Hop Appreciation week kicked off today (May 13-20). The event is designed to promote positively within the hip-hop community. The week is also designed to continue decriminalizing hip-hop’s ‘s public image and promote the unity of "Hip-Hop" culture so that Hip-hoppas may form a "Common Spirit" amongst each other. In a statement… Read more »

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AZ returns with ‘AZiatic’

With his new album, AZ hopes to bring some old fashioned nostalgia back into the game of hip-hop with his new album, Aziatic. On the album, which is already getting favorable early buzz, he features Nas, whith whom he hopes to release a group collaboration. On the cut “The Essence,” the two go back and… Read more »

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AllHipHop Loses A Writer

We are saddened to say one of our humble journalistic servants from Allhiphop.com is moving on to The Source Magazine. Jerry L. Barrow leaves us to move on to bigger, but not necessarily better things. The writer who has captivated you with his witty editorials and interviews finally bounces. You know his work but where… Read more »

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LL Cool J’s Former Bodyguard Shot Dead

A man who was shot to death on Thursday as under cover officers tried to serve a warrant on him in Greensboro, North Carolina was a former bodyguard for LL Cool J, authorities said. Garfield Brown, 30, was a prime suspect in the murder of 27 year old Kelvin Parks, from Omaha, Nebraska, who was… Read more »

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Vibe Magazine Wins 2002 NMA Award

Vibe magazine, which was founded by the legendary Quincy Jones, won the 2002 National Magazine Award in the category of General Excellence in its circulation division (400,000 to 1,000,000). The urban themed magazine beat out The New Yorker, Jane, Gourmet and Wired. Under the direction of Emil Wilbekin, who has been editor-in-chief of the magazine… Read more »

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KRS Vs. Nelly: KRS-One’s Official Statement

KRS-One and Nelly will be the latest artists in hip-hop to battle it out. Most people thought that KRS-One was taking jabs at Nelly in his song "Clear Em Out," and this was confirmed by a widely circulated email from a publicity company, seemingly seeking to promote the record that "Clear Em Out," appeared on…. Read more »

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Big Tymers Hit Number 1

Cash Money’s Big Tymers (Bryan "Baby" Williams and producer Mannie Fresh) album HoodRich debuted at number 1 on Billboard’s 200 album chart, dethroning kick country star Kenny Chesney for the top slot. The record was released April 30, and is the follow up the the duo’s previous platinum selling album, I Got That Work. "[Being]… Read more »

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South Park Mexican Trial Begins

The sexual assault trial of Carlos "South Park Mexican" Coy started on Wednesday in Houston, Texas. Coy, 31, is charged with 12 counts of sexual assault of a child. Seven young girls have accused Coy of molesting them. Coy is currently on trial for the alleged sexual assault of a 9 year old girl, who… Read more »

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Treach Takes It All Off

Naughty By Nature‘s Treach will star in "Love And A Bullet," where he will be the first rapper turned actor to show full frontal nudity in a movie. Brand Nubian’s Lord Jamal beat Treach in the game of showing off the nether regions, when he appeared with nothing on HBO’s popular prison drama, OZ. In… Read more »

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Mariah Carey Goes Def

Mariah Carey has inked a deal with white hot Island Def Jam, home to such acts as Jay-Z, DMX, LL Cool J, Method Man, Ludicris and DMX. The deal, which is worth an estimated $20 million dollars, will give Mariah another label to run. She headed up Crave Records while she was under contract with… Read more »

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Topdog/Underdog Receives 2 Tony Nominations

"Topdog/Underdog," the critically acclaimed Broadway play starring Mos Def, has been nominated for two Tony Awards. The play is up for Best Play, while Mos’ and co-star Jeffery Wright were nominated for Best Leading Actor. The Awards air on CBS 6/2. In related news, Mos’ next LP will be delayed indefintly due to disagreements with… Read more »

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Nelly Barred From St. Louis Shopping Center

Last week, Nelly was denied access into Union Station, a St. Louis shopping center. Nelly attempted to purchase 25 jerseys for fellow St. Lunatic Murphy Lee’s video shoot. Guards asked him to remove his doo rag, saying it violated a code prohibiting bandanas & doo rags, associating them with gangs. "I do a lot for… Read more »

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