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T.I. Does Tour Before Heading To Jail

Convicted rapper T.I., who is set to serve time in prison next month on gun possession charges, has recently launched a 12 city tour to promote his latest album Paper Trail.   The tour, which started Thursday (February 19), is expected to make stops at 12 cities throughout the US before concluding on March 15,… Read more »

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Big Tigger Covers Detroit’s Acclaimed Auto Show

The automotive industry in Detroit is under serious financial duress, but BET will highlight the positives with a television special.   The network will examine the North American International Auto Show with a 30 –minute one-off entitled “Still Rollin’: The 2009 Detroit Auto Show, “airing tonight (February 21) on the network.   The special, hosted by Big… Read more »

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Revered Producer J. Dilla Celebrated This Weekend

VTech (R) and Mochilla will pay tribute to the late J Dilla during the second concert in their four-part “Timeless” concert series at the Harriet and Charles Luckman Fine Arts Complex in Los Angeles on Sunday (February 22).   The Showcase will be lead by headliners Carlos Nino and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, as they perform an… Read more »

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Spike Lee, Judge Mathis Join NY Post Protest

Famed director Spike Lee, Judge Greg Mathis and number of others will rally in front of The New York Post’s offices today (February 20), as the fallout from a controversial cartoon continues.   The controversial cartoon, which was published on February 18, featured two police officers standing over a bullet-riddled dead monkey, with the caption… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Kanye Returns To SNL

Chicago rapper Kanye West will make a second appearance on Saturday Night Live, just two months after a previous, high profile appearance went awry. The rapper will return to SNL this Saturday (February 21) where he will perform “Love Lockdown” and “Heartless,” taken from his critically acclaimed and commercially successful album, 808 & Heartbreak. In… Read more »

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New RNC Chairman Targeting Hip-Hop Fans To Boost GOP

Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Michael Steele is launching an effort to attract new members by utilizing Hip-Hop to make the Grand Old Party (GOP) an appealing option worth considering.   “We need messengers to really capture that region – young, Hispanic, black, a cross section,” Steele told The Washington Times. “We want to convey… Read more »

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Sha Money XL Talks One Stop Shop Conference

Sha Money XL, CEO of Money Management Group, is holding his Third Annual One Stop Shop Producer Conference in Phoenix, Arizona at the Hyatt Hotel from May 9th-10th.   The conference is a producer showcase that has provided informative panels involving notable Hip-Hop producers such as No ID, Just Blaze, Jim Jonsin, Drumma Boy, DJ… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Converges With Technology On Panel

Hip-Hop’s socializing tendencies have undergone a facelift thanks to the acceptance and of the internet as a medium to for people to engage each other, connect and transmit messages. The NUE Agency and Mobile Behavior held a panel recently at Santos Party House to discuss the junction of Hip-Hop lifestyle with social media and social… Read more »

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Tupac Estate Sued Over Film Rights

The estate of fallen icon Tupac Shakur is embroiled in litigation over a potential film adaption on the legend’s tumultuous life.   Morgan Creek, a film production company headed by Rick Nicita, has sued Afeni Shakur’s Amaru Entertainment over an alleged agreement to sell Tupac’s life rights.   According to court records filed in Los… Read more »

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Tracy Morgan Escapes Apartment Fire

Tracy Morgan’s apartment nearly went up in flames on Wednesday (February 18) due to a defective light in the comedian’s large fish tank.   Morgan was at his luxury, Upper West Side New York apartment when the fish tank’s electrical outlet began sparking shortly after 8:30AM yesterday.   Luckily, the fire’s growth was stifled by… Read more »

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Suge Knight Pleads Guilty To Battery Charge

Embattled Hip-Hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor domestic battery charge on Tuesday (February 17) in Las Vegas.   Knight entered into a plea deal with Las Vegas prosecutors, which allowed him to avoid three felony charges, including two drug charges.   Knight was involved in an altercation with Melissa Isaac in… Read more »

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