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Kevin Powell Leads Clothing Drive

Kevin Powell, founder of HipHop Speaks and former MTV "Real World" star, is leading a clothing drive for Safe Horizon/Streetwork Project on Tuesday, December 18th, at 545 8th Avenue, between 37th and 38th streets. The Streetwork Project represents over 800 young people between the ages of 13 and 23 and they are particularly in need… Read more »

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Jay-Z To Do Benefit Concert

If you live in New York City and you happen to be a Jay-Z fan, clear your schedule on Friday, November 23rd. Jiggaman and the rest of the Roc-A-Fella family will be doing a benefit concert at the famed Apollo Theater. There will be two all ages shows, the first one kicking off at 7PM,… Read more »

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Jay-Z Sentenced

Jay-Z was sentenced to to three years probation on Thursday, December 6th for the 1999 stabbing of Lance "Un" Rivera at the Kit Kat Klub. Jay-Z plead guilty to the stabbing in October. Persecutors were frustrated when Rivera stopped cooperating, after he received $600,000 in an out of court civil settlement with Jigga. "If you… Read more »

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Justo’s 6th Annual Mixtape Awards A Success

Justo’s 6th Annual Mixtape Awards went down without a hitch, at New York City’s famed Apollo Theater on Tuesday, December 11th. The scene in front of the Apollo started to get hectic an hour before showtime, with Street teams from various labels postering the entire area up with Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang, G-Dep and Bubba Sparx/Jadakiss… Read more »

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St; Lunatics Hit Platinum

Universal Records rap group the St. Lunatics have gone platinum, with their debut album Free City, signifying sales of more than one million copies. Free City debuted in the # 3 position the Billboard 200 this past summer. Comprised of Ali, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee, Nelly and the group’s silent hypeman Slo Down, the ST. LUNATICS’… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Summit Action Network Defends Hip-Hop On Capitol Hill

The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network took to Capitol Hill on yesterday (Wednesday Dec. 6th) to question findings in the recently released by the Federal Trade Commissions study on the entertainment industry’s marketing practices. Minister Benjamin Chavis Muhammad, CEO of The Hip-Hop Summit Action likened the commissions findings to racial profiling. Minister Muhammad and Ed Towns,… Read more »

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Group Plans Meeting To Discuss Rappers Images

The Council Of Presidents, which is a coalition of people who represent African American college Fraternities and Sororities are planning to meet this weekend to discuss the images that Rappers are portraying in music videos that are airing on the once black owned BET. The Council is concerned about the impact images of artists dripping… Read more »

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St. Lunatics Hit Platinum

Universal Records rap group the St. Lunatics have gone platinum, with their debut album Free City, signifying sales of more than one million copies. Free City debuted in the # 3 position the Billboard 200 this past summer. Comprised of Ali, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee, Nelly and the group’s silent hypeman Slo Down, the ST. LUNATICS’… Read more »

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Eminem’s Movie Gets Mixed Views From The Locals

Seems that everyone in Eminem‘s hometown isn’t pleased with the artist and "The Untitled Detroit Project" film that he is shooting in his old Warren neighborhood. Last week, 30 residents went to a council meeting to complain that Eminem was getting royal treatment at their expense. "It’s like we don’t count. They have inconvenienced everybody,"… Read more »

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Suge Knight Speaks At USC

Suge Knight and six artists from his label, Tha Row spoke to 700 University Of Southern California students last week. Suge, who spoke on stage at Bovard Auditorium, stood on stage, smoking a cigar. Suge was brought the USC by the Program Board Speaker’s Committee and Entertainment Industry Student Association, to speak on his insight… Read more »

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Cash Money/No Limit Ready New Albums

Master P is gearing up to release his latest album, Ghetto Postage. That album will be released on November 28th, 2000. The album, which contains 23 tracks, features appearances by Snoop Dogg, C-Murder, Silkk The Shocker, Tamar Braxton and more. His first single and video from the album is "Souljas", and is laying claim to… Read more »

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Russell Simmons Book Signing

Russell Simmons, who recently released his book "Life And Def," will discuss his new book at a workshop at New York City’s Boys & Girls High School. Co-author and longtime friend and writer Nelson George will also be present. The workshop will be moderated by journalist/activist Kevin Powell. Taking place Saturday, November 17, 2001 at… Read more »

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