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Beastie Boys To Launch Tour

The Beastie Boys will launch their 1999 tour February 2nd in Japan, performing for a month of Asian, Australian and New Zealand dates. In April they will start a month long European stretch that will start in Germany and take them through northern Europe and the UK before coming back to finish in Germany. They… Read more »

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Wu-Tang Members Branch Out

Members of the Wu Tang Clan are looking to expand their horizons into film, devoting time to two independent pictures. Method Man will play the lead in the upcoming movie Bundy, the story of a deaf-mute who unwittingly becomes a drug courier between rival gangs. RZA has been tapped to produce the soundtrack. Word has… Read more »

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Stretch Armstrong And Bobbito Split

Bobbito and Stretch Armstrong have split up the long running Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito The Barber Show citing creative differences. NYC heads fear not, they will each host their own shows, alternating Thursdays between 1 and 5 am. been said that all good things come to an end. Well, in the progressive tradition of its… Read more »

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Rappers Unbound

Chuck D of Public Enemy, Ras Kass, Black Thought of the Roots and Dres are among the growing list of rappers who will assemble at Sony Music Studios in New York to record a cut for Unbound. The forthcoming CD which will benefit the defense fund of death-row inmate, journalist and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal. This… Read more »

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Dre Responds To Craig Mack’s Lawsuit

In response to Craig Mack’s copyright infringement lawsuit, Dr. Dre has filed a $50,000 slander suit against the rapper in California. Mack claims that Dre’s song "Zoom" from the Bulworth soundtrack was jacked from his own song, "Get Retarded." Mack’s lawyers sent a letter to Interscope requesting a payment of $60,000 threatening to file a… Read more »

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60 Second Assassin Struck By Car

Rapper 60 Second Assassin was struck by a car while he was attempting to cross the street in Bensonhurst. A woman ran a red light, and hit The Sunz Of Man member. He was rushed to a nearby emergency room, where he was treated for multiple contusions and a hairline fracture on his right leg…. Read more »

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Big Daddy Kane Comes Back

Big Daddy Kane is going to be back on the scene with a new album, titled Veteranz Day. Big Daddy was one of Hip-Hop’s first superstars to all of you Master P era heads that don’t remember such classics as Raw, Smooth Operator, and anything from his second album, It’s A Big Daddy Thing. We… Read more »

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Makhendlas Commits Suicide

Makhendlas, who’s real name is Oupa Makofate shot himself in the head Saturday October 31st. Kwaito, which is a rap derived South African form of music blends Hip-Hop Rave and R&B, and has taken off since the fall of Apartheid. Apparently, he was upset that he shot and wounded an abusive concert goer at a… Read more »

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Master P Is Balling

This Friday Master P will make his debut as a minor league basketball player. He recently signed with the Fort Wayne Fury for the next five months. The team is a CBA basketball team (Continental Basketball League), and P will play against the Connecticut Pride, in Hartford. At least there will be some type of… Read more »

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More Troubles For Hip-Hop Unity Festival

The Hip-Hop Unity Festival is having more troubles. This time the organizers have moved the show from the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles to the smaller LA Sports Arena (which holds 17,000 compared to the Coliseum, which holds a shit load of people with 55,000 seats). The promoters moved the showto weather concerns, not because… Read more »

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Snoop Dogg’s Show Interrupted

Snoop Dogg’s sold-out show at London Ladbroke Grove Subterrania last night was interrupted by an alleged ‘gunshot’. No-one was hurt. The incident happened thirty five minutes or so into his set, when witnesses heard a loud bang. A security guard went over and said something to Snoop and he left the stage for a few… Read more »

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Coolio To Face Charges

Coolio was in Germany on Thanksgiving to face charges of assault and robbery. You may recall last November when Coolio was over in Germany, a shop owner accused the artist of whuppin some ass, assaulting a female employee and stealing clothes from the store. He was greeted by fans as he made an appearance in… Read more »

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KRS-One Lands A&R Gig

KRS-One, has a new job title. He is the new Vice President of A&R for Reprise Records, who must be trying to increase their share of the Hip-Hop market. His new office is in Burbank California. He started two weeks ago and reports to David Kahne, senior VP of A&R at Reprise, and he will… Read more »

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Ol Dirty Court Case Switched

Ol Dirty’s court case has been switched, due to scheduling conflicts. The date has been pushed from October 27th to Nov. 17. Kevin Barnes, who is Ol Dirt’s lawyer, had a scheduling conflict with another client, and filed the motion to have the date rescheduled in Beverly Hills. Ol Dirty has pleaded not guilty to… Read more »

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Jeru Shopping Material

Have you been wondering the where abouts of Jeru The Damaja lately? Well, aside from the newly formed group, Psychic Union, sources tell us he was seen at Rawkus Records shopping his material around. He also took over the production tasks that Primo once held, and he also drew up a fifteen page marketing plan… Read more »

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