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Russell Simmons Calls For Boycott Of KFC

Russell Simmons has joined with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and is calling for a boycott of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Simmons was featured in a full page advertisement in The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, where KFC is headquartered. Simmons would not comment on the issue with AllHipHop.com, saying "I am not a… Read more »

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Suge Knight Hit With Lawsuit

A law firm his filed a lawsuit against Marion "Suge" Knight, alleging that the imprisoned mogul fraudulently sold or gave away four properties in the Los Angeles area, to avoid paying almost $142,000 a judge ordered him to pay the firm. In May, Knight had been ordered to pay the law firm of Kopple and… Read more »

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Nelly Launching “Pimp Juice” Energy Drink

Saint Louis bred rapper Nelly and his company, Team Lunatics are hoping to ride the success of his hit "Pimp Juice," and have launched an energy drink named after the song. "There may be several drinks out there claiming to boost liveliness, but the energy drink market still provides many untapped marketing opportunities," Nelly told… Read more »

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Irv Gotti Busted

Irv Gotti was busted Friday evening and charged with possession of ecstasy, in Oakland, California. The head of Murder Inc. was stopped at a security checkpoint backstage at the Network Associates Coliseum, during an R.Kelly concert. A search of Gotti turned up one single ecstasy tablet along with prescription Viagra tablets. Gotti was booked at… Read more »

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Double Bio On 50 And Pac Coming To Stores

"Born Gangsta" an unauthorized glimpse into the lives of rap stars Tupac Shakur and 50 Cent, will hit bookstores soon. According to co-author Anthony Thomas, the book points out parallels and contrasts between the two rappers careers and their impact on American culture. "I wanted to bring up the point that both men rose to… Read more »

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T.I. Starts Construction Company

T.I. plots joining the ranks of hip-hop entrepreneurs with his latest venture in the construction business based his Atlanta hometown. The rapper’s New Finish Construction Company, which is run with his uncle, with renovate old homes and apartment complexes in the area then rent or resell them. “Its one of my ways of giving back,… Read more »

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