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Ludicris Readies Next Release

Ludacris and his Disturbing The Peace crew are ready to release a compilation album featuring the crew’s talents later this year, according to Universal spokes people. Ludacris and his crew are featured on his full length platinum Def Jam debut, Back For The First Time. The album, which is titled Golden Grain, will feature Shawna,… Read more »

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DMX A No Show

Dr. Dre is claiming that he was ripped off to the tune of $20 Million dollars by PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the biggest accounting firms in the world. He claims that the firm lured him in with promises of expert money management, but claims they "Robbed me blind." Dre has been in court for over two… Read more »

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Lil Kim Denies Involvement In Shooting

Lil Kim has denied any involvement in the wild shooting outside of Hot 97 in New York City. At least 22 shots were fired, which wounded Efrain Ocasio, 31 in the back. According to the police report, Lil Kim left Hot 97, where a party for DJ Clue was being held 15 minutes before the… Read more »

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One Lawsuit Down, Another To Go

Lauryn Hill, who was sued over production credit for her album, The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, has settled. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed by her label, Sony Entertainment. The musicians, Vada Nobles, Rasheem Pugh, Tejumold and Johari Newton, charged that Hill promised to credit them for their work, but then reneged and listed… Read more »

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Eminem Receives 4 Grammy Nominations

For all of the flack that Eminem received from various media outlets over the content of his music, he was the recipient of four Grammy nominations, including album of the year for The Marshall Mathers LP. He was also nominated for best Rap album, Best Rap solo performance and Best Rap performance by a duo… Read more »

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CDuniverse Hacked

CDuniverse is in serious trouble. Two major credit card companies have canceled the cards of customers who bought music from CD Universe, from which a hacker claims to have stolen 300,000 credit card numbers. Customers of American Express and Discover will be, or already have been, reissued new cards, the companies said. About 30 to… Read more »

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Suge Knight Continues Assault On Snoop Dogg

Suge Knight, the incarcerated-soon to be released-CEO of Death Row Records, Continues his assault against Snoop Dogg. As we reported earlier, Suge has had unfavorable things to say about Snoop, Eminem, Xzibit, Dre and anything associated with his former cohorts, has leaked Snoops Last Meal album on the deathrowrecords2001.com website via MP3, and issued warnings… Read more »

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Rap Helps Music Biz Out Of Drought

Hip-Hop and Rap just continues to dominate the charts. Sales of Rap/Hip-Hop albums jumped 20 percent during the year 2000, the biggest increase of any music genre. R&B, Alternative and New Age albums also increased on the average of about 8% to 12 %. Classical was down 5%, Country dropped 3%, Jazz went down by… Read more »

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Jury Selection Begins In Puffy Case

Puff Daddy’s turmoil continues. Jury selection started today for his high profile case, which involves bribery and gun possession, which were a result of a dispute and shooting in Club New York in December of 1999. After the shooting Puff offered his driver, Wardel Fenderson $50,000 to say that the gun in question was his,… Read more »

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Shyne In Car Accident

Shyne helped delay the Jury selection process in the the gun and bribery trial of Puff this weekend. Shyne was arrested after a car accident in Manhattan and charged with driving with a suspended license. Shyne was driving a silver Mercedes when he collided with the other car. According to investigators, he was not at… Read more »

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Everlast Show Turns Into Chaos

Everlast’s feud with Eminem has taken a more serious turn. Reports are coming in from our representatives in Detroit, stating that when Everlast took to the stage at St. Andrews Hall tonight (Friday Feb.2, 2001). He was allegedly speaking Ill of Eminem, calling him amongst other things, a "fucking midget" took shots at D-12, Eminems… Read more »

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27th AMA Awards Nominees

In case you missed the 27th American Music awards, here is how Rap/Hip-Hop music did in the respective categories. The Artist or album that is bold and red is the one that won in that category. Favorite Rap Group: DMX Jay-Z Juvenile Favorite Male Artist (Pop): Lenny Kravitz Will Smith Ricky Martin Favorite Male Artist… Read more »

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Russell Simmons Enters Telecom

Russell Simmons unveiled his latest endeavor, the RUSH Communitcator project. It will make all types of wireless devices accessible to anyone who needs it or wants it, via one prepaid phone card, The One Card. The card will be usable for cell, long distance, 2way pagers, alphanumeric paging, internet appliances and local telephone dialing services…. Read more »

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