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Jay-Z Planning Return To Rap

Jay-Z is already plotting his return to rap. The Island Def Jam Music Group President racked up a plethora of accolades in 2004, but has opted to served double duty as CEO and artist. The rapper “retired” from Hip-Hop in 2003 following the release of The Black Album and publicly stated that it would take… Read more »

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Kid Rock Arrested

Kid Rock was released from police custody, after posting $3000 bond on a charge of simple assault. The rapper/musician allegedly punched a DJ during an altercation after 3:00 am at Christie’s Cabaret, in downtown Nashville. Police said that the altercation occurred over the selection of music. Local television broadcast footage of the DJ, Jay Campos,… Read more »

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Karinne “Superhead” Steffans Releasing Tell All Book

Perhaps Usher injected Superhead with some of his truth serum, because reports suggest that the reformed groupie has some confessions of her own she wants to get off her chest. Karinne "Superhead" Steffans has inked a deal with the HarperCollins imprint, Amistad Books, to release a book detailing her sexual excursions in the music industry,… Read more »

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Random House Suing P. Diddy Over Autobiography

Random House Inc. is reportedly suing rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs for not paying back a $300,000 advance on an autobiography the hip-hop star never completed. The publisher alleges that Combs and his Bad Boy company "kept the money they never rightfully earned," according to papers filed Monday (Feb. 14) in a New York… Read more »

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Kanye West, Alicia, Usher Win Big At The Grammys

Compared to last year, the Hip-Hop offerings at the Grammys were sparse at the 47th annual event. But Sunday evening (Feb. 13), the night saw rapper/producer Kanye West and Usher take away three awards, and Alicia Keys three. "Everybody wanted to know what I would do if I didn’t win," West shouted after claiming his… Read more »

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Russell Simmons Launches UniRush Financial Services, Talks Russell Simmons Music Group

Music and Fashion pioneer Russell Simmons recently etched another entity to his argosy of urban and political related ventures by launching the UniRush Financial Services. The company, which Simmons explained will assist Americans in climbing out of financial debt, will provide several banking and account managing opportunities assessable to minorities minus the stipulations and policies… Read more »

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Busta Rhymes And Funk Flex Clash Over Leaked Song

Busta Rhymes’ lengthy hiatus from rap has seemingly caused the supply to exceed the demand and Hot 97 DJ Funk Master Flex has leaked a new song from the Aftermath rapper without permission. Flex premiered the Scott Storch-produced "I’ll Hurt You" on Wednesday and Busta has reluctantly started to promote his next album. "Somehow, some… Read more »

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Houston Rapper Kiotti Inks Major Label Deal

Houston, Texas Rapper Kiotti has inked a deal with Unauthorized Entertainment and has secured major label backing from Asylum/WEA. Kiotti, who was featured in The Source’s “Unsigned Hype,” rejected offers from Def Jam, J Records and Sony, after his single “Hooker Hooker” dropped and was well received by rap fans. Shortly afterwards, Kiotti signed with… Read more »

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