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Suge Knight’s Life In Jeopardy?

Recently jailed Suge Knight may be the last target in a series of gang-related shootings that began in 1997 as a result of the rap mogul firing one of his former bodyguards according to published reports. The LA Times reported that 4 of the 8 men killed thus far were close associates of Knight. Now,… Read more »

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Man Claims To Know Who Killed JMJ

According published reports, a longtime friend of Jam Master Jay claims that he knows who shot the legendary DJ and has already revealed them to police. Ronald "Tinard" Washington claims that he saw Jay with a .45 caliber handgun the day he was murdered and that Run DMC member was scared for his life. He… Read more »

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Biblical Story Re-Worked Into Hip-Hop Musical

A new hip-hop musical is drawing praise from audiences and critics alike, based on the biblical character, Job. Job: The HipHop Musical, started in Canada and recently had a successful five week run in New York, earning a four month run off Broadway for the spring. The musical’s creators, Eli Batalion and Jerome Saibil, said… Read more »

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Philadelphia Mayor Prevents Mystikal Performance

Philadelphia Mayor John Street prevented rapper Mystikal from performing in a play last night. The Mayor’s spokespeople said that the rapper was not a proper role model for children. The rapper was scheduled to perform at the Dell East in Cordell Moore’s "Something She Can Feel," but spokespeople for the Mayor said that Mystikal "isn’t… Read more »

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Suge Gets 10 Months In Jail

A parole review board gave Suge Knight 10 months in jail after they determined that he struck a nightclub valet in Hollywood. The rap mogul faced a total of one year in prison. Knight was apprehended on June 27 after the alleged incident and had been credited with time served towards his bid. The decision… Read more »

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P. Diddy’s Band Debuts, Prepares Album

Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs is gearing up to release his latest, and thoroughly promoted act, Da Band, a six-person collection of artists from across the nation. MTV’s "Making The Band" reality series has had a plethora of infighting, but the music mogul stated that he was ready for the group to show-and-prove when their album drops… Read more »

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Heavy D Returns To T.V., Loses Weight

Heavy D is set to play a mechanic on "The Tracy Morgan Show," an upcoming comedy based around the Saturday Night Live comedian. Fans may be a little surprised when they see the return of the rapper. Heavy says that he shed 135 pounds over the last year, in order to gain more acting roles…. Read more »

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Organization Seeks “Jam Master Jay Street”

The Hip-Hop Summit Youth Council has circulated a petition in the community of Hollis, Queens in an attempt to rename 203rd Street Jam Master Jay Street, where the legendary Run-DMC DJ was raised. The council hopes to get the street, portions of a nearby park or Hollis Avenue renamed in honor of Jam Master Jay…. Read more »

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Grandmaster Flash To Receive Billboard’s Founder Award

Grandmaster Flash and Betty Wright will both receive Billboard’s Founders Award at the 2003 Billboard-AURN R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show Aug. 8. According to Billboard, "The Founders Awards recognize artists for their achievements and influence on others in the R&B and hip-hop genres, as chosen by the editors of Billboard." Flash has influence the genre of hiphop… Read more »

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Video Game Co. Sues Eminem

Detroit rapper Eminem faces yet another legal quandary after a Los Angeles-based video game company has filed a lawsuit claiming that the rapper breached a contract with them to create a video game with his licensed hip-hop music. Conspiracy Entertainment of L.A. filed the lawsuit claiming that the multi-platinum rapper was guilty of fraud and… Read more »

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