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Justo’s 6th Annual Mixtape Awards A Success

Justo’s 6th Annual Mixtape Awards went down without a hitch, at New York City’s famed Apollo Theater on Tuesday, December 11th. The scene in front of the Apollo started to get hectic an hour before showtime, with Street teams from various labels postering the entire area up with Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang, G-Dep and Bubba Sparx/Jadakiss… Read more »

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St; Lunatics Hit Platinum

Universal Records rap group the St. Lunatics have gone platinum, with their debut album Free City, signifying sales of more than one million copies. Free City debuted in the # 3 position the Billboard 200 this past summer. Comprised of Ali, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee, Nelly and the group’s silent hypeman Slo Down, the ST. LUNATICS’… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Summit Action Network Defends Hip-Hop On Capitol Hill

The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network took to Capitol Hill on yesterday (Wednesday Dec. 6th) to question findings in the recently released by the Federal Trade Commissions study on the entertainment industry’s marketing practices. Minister Benjamin Chavis Muhammad, CEO of The Hip-Hop Summit Action likened the commissions findings to racial profiling. Minister Muhammad and Ed Towns,… Read more »

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Group Plans Meeting To Discuss Rappers Images

The Council Of Presidents, which is a coalition of people who represent African American college Fraternities and Sororities are planning to meet this weekend to discuss the images that Rappers are portraying in music videos that are airing on the once black owned BET. The Council is concerned about the impact images of artists dripping… Read more »

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St. Lunatics Hit Platinum

Universal Records rap group the St. Lunatics have gone platinum, with their debut album Free City, signifying sales of more than one million copies. Free City debuted in the # 3 position the Billboard 200 this past summer. Comprised of Ali, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee, Nelly and the group’s silent hypeman Slo Down, the ST. LUNATICS’… Read more »

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Suge Knight Speaks At USC

Suge Knight and six artists from his label, Tha Row spoke to 700 University Of Southern California students last week. Suge, who spoke on stage at Bovard Auditorium, stood on stage, smoking a cigar. Suge was brought the USC by the Program Board Speaker’s Committee and Entertainment Industry Student Association, to speak on his insight… Read more »

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Eminem’s Movie Gets Mixed Views From The Locals

Seems that everyone in Eminem‘s hometown isn’t pleased with the artist and "The Untitled Detroit Project" film that he is shooting in his old Warren neighborhood. Last week, 30 residents went to a council meeting to complain that Eminem was getting royal treatment at their expense. "It’s like we don’t count. They have inconvenienced everybody,"… Read more »

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Cash Money/No Limit Ready New Albums

Master P is gearing up to release his latest album, Ghetto Postage. That album will be released on November 28th, 2000. The album, which contains 23 tracks, features appearances by Snoop Dogg, C-Murder, Silkk The Shocker, Tamar Braxton and more. His first single and video from the album is "Souljas", and is laying claim to… Read more »

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Russell Simmons Book Signing

Russell Simmons, who recently released his book "Life And Def," will discuss his new book at a workshop at New York City’s Boys & Girls High School. Co-author and longtime friend and writer Nelson George will also be present. The workshop will be moderated by journalist/activist Kevin Powell. Taking place Saturday, November 17, 2001 at… Read more »

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Sista Souljah To Speak At Conference

Hip-Hop artist/activist Sista Souljah will join Ras Baraka and Kevin Powell this weekend, (Saturday November 3rd) at a hip- hop conference entitled: "My Optic Presentation: Seeing Hip Hop in the 21st Century." The conference will take place from 10:00 am until 6:00 pm ath the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA in Logan Hall 17. The… Read more »

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King Tee To Release New Album

According to sources, West coast pioneer King Tee will be dropping an album early next year. With production by Dr. Dre and Battlecat, the LP will be released independently and distributed by the late Eazy E’s Ruthless Records imprint. The untitled LP is set for a February 2002 release. "With this record, we want to… Read more »

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Shyne Involved In Fight

Blaze magazine hosted the their annual battle, at Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan New York City last week. Eyedea, who is from St. Paul, won the top spot, battling amongst others, Puff Daddy, Doug E. Fresh, Mystikal and Black Rob. Shyne, who is still out to prove what a Bad Boy he really is, was engage… Read more »

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The Beatnuts Dropped From Loud

The Beatnuts have officially been dropped from Loud Records after over 7 years on the label. The group, which is overseas on their "Take It Or Squeeze It" tour, recently canceled their dates in Australia for unknown reasons. "The promoters and sponsors would like to personally thank and apologise to everybody who has supported this… Read more »

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Suge Knight Resumes Construction On Mansion

Suge Knight has resumed building a mansion in the San Fernando Valley for inner city children. Construction on the house stopped when Knight went to prison in 1996 for assault. The 9,000-square-foot hilltop mansion, which sits on 1.8 acres, will have a movie theater, a pool & other accommodations, according to renovation plans. Suge Knight… Read more »

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