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Lil’ Kim’s Former Manager Producing Documentary On Hot 97 Shootout

Lil’ Kim’s former manager Damion "D Roc" Butler has solicited various entertainers and professionals for Conspiracy: 10 Years Later, a documentary that examines the infamous Hot 97 shootout involving Lil’ Kim.Butler, who helped shape the careers of Lil’ Kim, Notorious B.I.G., and Junior M.A.F.I.A., commissioned director April Maiya to helm the film, which details "the… Read more »

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Rapper Chuck D.Named An ‘Icon’, Honored By Magazine

Public Enemy frontman Chuck D. will be featured in Swindle Magazine’s first ever "Icons" issue, which is dedicated to various people who have had an influence in popular culture. Swindle has partnered with technology giant Motorola, to produce a series of exclusive sit down dinners in New York and Los Angeles with the various personalities… Read more »

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Ludacris, Dallas Austin Judge Rising Musicians In New Talent

Ludacris, mega-producers/songwriters Dallas Austin (Brandy, Michael Jackson), Sean Garrett (Usher, Beyonce) and Block (Young Jeezy, Jazze Pha) have signed on as celebrity judges for the “How Down Is Your Sound?” talent contest sponsored by Atlanta media personality Ryan Cameron and Kaneva.com.The online contest, open for submissions until October 9 and open to everyone in the… Read more »

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Beanie Sigel, Tommy Lister Support Peace Rally

In the midst of recent killings throughout American cities, the Hood March Movement Committee and Before & After Entertainment have organized a silent hood march scheduled for Saturday, September 23 at noon in the city of Wilmington, DE.The event, inspired by Margaret “Cookie” Melton, mother of Donminico Melton, 35, who was murdered in July in… Read more »

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Russell Simmons To Speak at Inaugural CRO Conference

Hip-Hop activist/mogul Russell Simmons will be among the speakers at the first-ever Corporate Responsibility Officers Conference. The entrepreneur, who will be featured in Fireside Chat with Russell Simmons, joins Wall Street Journal assistant managing editor Alan Murray, best-selling author Andy Savitz, and Citigroup vice chairman Lewis Kaden as part of the event’s 20-speaker roster. “Russell… Read more »

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Fredro Starr Introduces Onyx Spin-off, Yung Onyx

"Papoose can’t be the only one to bring New York back," said Onyx frontman-turned-actor Fredro Starr. "Yung Onyx is here."With a notable legacy that dates back to 1993, Queens, N.Y., rap team Onyx was among the kings of gritty street anthems.No, they aren’t making a comeback, but their protégés, under the name Yung Onyx, plan… Read more »

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Kurtis Blow Forms Gospel Label With Holy Hip-Hop Music

After announcing the launch of his new church-based television series in July, Hip-Hop pioneer Kurtis Blow and Holy Hip-Hop Music have partnered to form Music Ministry Recordings. The strategic alliance is part of an exclusive agreement with EMI Gospel, in which Holy Hip-Hop Music and Pastor Kurtis Blow will produce, distribute, and market Music Ministry…. Read more »

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Limited Edition Ghostface Dolls Hit Stores Nov. 6

Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah and 4 Cast Limited have teamed together to release 1,000 hand-numbered Ghostface Killah dolls. Arriving in stores Nov. 6, the action figures boast a real 14k gold chain, an authentic GFK robe and a chalice with Swarovski crystals. Collectors can also purchase the signature Ghostface golden eagle bracelet, which is… Read more »

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Proof’s Murderer Convicted On Weapons Charges

A suspect charged in the murder of D12 rapper DeShaun “Proof” Holton was convicted on weapons charges related to the incident. After a three-day trial, Mario Etheridge, 28, was found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and shooting the firearm indoors after the April 11th shootout in a Detroit nightclub, that left Proof and one… Read more »

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Opening Arguments In Proof Shooting Case Focus On Rapper’s Mindstate

Detroit rapper Proof’s state of mind was the central point examined Monday (Sept. 18) as lawyers began opening arguments in the trial of Mario Etheridge, the man responsible for the lyricist’s death. Etheridge, who isn’t charged with killing Proof, is charged with illegally firing a weapon in an occupied building and carrying a concealed weapon…. Read more »

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