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Snoop In Line to Host MOBO Awards

West Coast legend Snoop Dogg is currently being considered to host this year’s MOBO awards.   The MOBO (Music Of Black Origin) Awards was founded in 1995, and is an annual UK event that celebrates the music achievements of elite artists, regardless of race, who perform what is deemed “black music.”   Genres that fall… Read more »

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Attorney For Rapper C-Murder To Withdraw Over Finances

Rapper C-Murder is facing serious financial trouble as his upcoming murder trial looms, in addition to prosecutors renewed efforts to jail the rapper for allegedly violating a gag order.   In a bombshell announcement in court yesterday (April 20), C-Murder’s longtime attorney Ron Rakosky announced that he wants to withdraw as Miller’s attorney.   Rakosky… Read more »

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Chali 2na Announces Debut Solo Album

Jurassic 5 founding member Chali 2na has announced the release of Fish Outta Water, his first solo outing since founding the revered Hip-Hop group in 1993.   The new release is an introspective look into Chali 2na’s life and contains various social and political messages.   Fish Outta Water boasts an all-star lineup and includes… Read more »

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Gun Charges Against Flesh-N-Bone Dropped

Gun charges against Bone Thugs-N-Harmony rapper Flesh-N-Bone were dropped in a Santa Clarita, California courtroom yesterday (April 20).   Flesh, born Stanley Howse, was charged with multiple felonies charges after he was stopped for a moving violation on April 2.   The traffic stop led to a search of his Canyon Country home, where police… Read more »

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Warren G. Drops Ode To Pot Holiday 4/20

West coast G-Funk pioneer Warren G. is celebrating his love for marijuana with a new single featuring Blink 182’s Travis Barker.   Warren G.’s new track “Let’s Get High” featuring Black Nicc dropped today (April 20) to mark 4/20, an informal holiday among some smokers of marijuana.   An article published in The New York… Read more »

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Mary J. Blige, Big Boi Tackle Foreclosure Crisis

Hip-Hop soul icon Mary J. Blige and Outkast’s Big Boi stopped in Atlanta this past Saturday (April 18) to raise awareness on the nation’s foreclosure crisis.   The stars joined the “Bringing the HOPE Home” tour bus, which is currently embarked on a four-city, foreclosure prevention tour.   At each stop, the HOPE campaign offers… Read more »

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Rapper Treach Starring In Anti-Gang Flick

Naughty by Nature group member Treach recently shot scenes for a new movie titled Think Twice, Little Gangsta.   According to New Jersey’s Herald News, Treach, Ruff Ryders Records’ President Walt Rogers and other local rappers participated in the film, which was also partially shot in Los Angeles.   In Think Twice Little Gangsta a… Read more »

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NYU Backs Founding of Hip-Hop Education Center

NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development have confirmed a partnership with the Hip-Hop Association (H2A) to launch the Hip-Hop Education (H2Ed) Center for Research, Evaluation, and Professional Development.   The H2Ed Center aims to ignite education reform by uniting national art programs and educational institutions for the purpose of the study and… Read more »

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Pharcyde, MF Doom, Atomosphere Headline Soundset Fest

A number of Hip-Hop acts will band together and hit the road for Rhymesayers Entertainment and Rose Presents’ 2nd Annual Soundset Festival next month.   Over eight hours of independent Hip-Hop music will be featured during this year’s event, which will take place at Canterbury Park in Shakopee, Minnesota.   Atmosphere will take the stage… Read more »

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Philly Rap Label Owner Ace Capone Gets Life In Prison

Ace Capone, the CEO of a Philadelphia-based Hip-Hop label was convicted under Pennsylvania’s “Kingpin” law and was sentenced to life in prison today.   Capone, born Alton Coles, was originally arrested and charged in August of 2005, accused of running a $25 million dollar drug ring in Philadelphia, Delaware, New Jersey and Maryland.   During… Read more »

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