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Lil Wayne Sues Producer Over Concert Song

Cash Money Records rapper Lil Wayne is taking the offense with a new lawsuit against a producer who used a sample for a song without permission from the original artist.   According to the suit, which was filed last week, Lil Wayne’s lawyers claim Coconut Creek, Florida-based Rebel Rock Productions Inc. produced the rapper’ song… Read more »

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Hot 97 Denies Flex’s Interscope Boycott

Representatives for Hot 97 have denied popular DJ Funkmaster Flex’s claims that he would no longer be playing records released by Interscope Records, home to superstar rappers like Eminem, 50 Cent and Dr. Dre.   On his April 21 show, Funkmaster Flex blasted executive Nino Cuccinello at Interscope Records/A&M/Geffen, which also has artists like Soulja… Read more »

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DMX Joins the Cast of Celebrity Rehab

Rapper/actor DMX is taking a new path to overcoming his vices with a stint on the VH1 reality show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.   The hit series, which will enter its third season, follows a group of celebrities as they struggle to move forward from drug and alcohol addictions by entering a treatment program… Read more »

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EXCLUSIVE: Teddy Riley Announces Guy, Blackstreet Reunions

Veteran R&B/Hip-Hop producer Teddy Riley revealed that two of his most enduring groups – Guy and Blackstreet – are reuniting and preparing new material for release.   Riley made the announcement today (April 25) with certain original group members present, during Tony Neal’s 5th Annual Core DJ Retreat in Atlanta, Georgia.   Group members Teddy… Read more »

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Eminem Launches Fictional Drug Rehabilitation Site

To accompany his new album Relapse, Eminem has created a unique viral website titled “Popsomp Hills,” a fictional rehabilitation clinic which makes patients worse after treatment.   At www.PopsompHills.com, visitors are greeted by a quote from Ralph Nader on addiction treatment and links to a consultation number and email address.   Once digging deeper, unsuspecting… Read more »

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Pharrell Gets Tattoos Removed

Pharrell Williams, the lead singer of N.E.R.D., is no longer enamored with his tattoos and the artist has started to have his body art removed. The rapper recently underwent laser surgery to have the tattoos burned out if his skin. Pharrell recently posted a picture of his bandaged arms after the surgery took place. “Laser… Read more »

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