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Black Roc Store Open For Business

Jay-Z, who heads up the very successful Roc-A-Fella Records, Roc-A-Wear clothing line and the recently founded Carter Faculty label, has opened up a boutique store in Philadelphia. The store, which is located off of South 4th Street in between a nail salon and a vintage clothing store, has been open for business for just under… Read more »

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Prodigy Jacked

Prodigy, half of Hip-Hop group Mobb Deep, was robbed early Friday morning of $343,000 worth of jewelry. P, who was taking a break from a video shoot, was robbed at gunpoint by two men, in Long Island City, which is a part of Queens New York. Most of the Jewelry was rented for the video… Read more »

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Tribute To Women In Hip-Hop

The 1st annual Tribute to Women in hip-hop will celebrates the achievements and influences of female artists in hip-hop. The event, which takes place on December 6th, 2000 will consists of guest speakers and a panel discussion between music industry professionals on issues dealing with women in hip-hop. Panelists will discuss issues dealing with female… Read more »

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The Slumplordz Get Critical Acclaim

Tha Slumplordz release The Yakuza has been named as one of the best hip hop albums of 2000 by The San Francisco Bay Guardian. The full length LP, which was released in October, is the group’s first national release and second full-length offering. Other honorees include Dead Prez, Outkast, Blackalicious, Talib Kweli, and Dr. Dre… Read more »

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More Snoop Dogg Confusion?

Liquid Audio has entered into a marketing agreement with Death Row/D3 Entertainment, allowing consumers to download the single, "Head Doctor" from the Death Row release, Dead Man Walking. The announcement comes a day after (December 20th, 2000) the release of the Snoop sanctioned, Tha Last Meal, on Master P’s No Limit imprint. Fans may be… Read more »

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Head Of Def Jam Issues Statement

Lyor Cohen, the head of Def Jam Records, officially confirmed that LL Cool J will be leaving the record label. LL has been on Def Jam since the label launched in 1986. Here is what he had to say: "LL Cool J is clearly one of the most important artists of his generation. He created… Read more »

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DMX To Give Back To The Community

DMX and his family will be distributing toys to Children today (Wednesday December 20th, 2000) from 11:30am until 2:00pm at the Harlem Hospital, 506 Lenox Avenue, in the South Aids Ward section of the hospital. DMX, who has been busy with a new label, Bloodline Records through Def Jam, a clothing line, DW (Dog Wear),… Read more »

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The Iconz Are Coming

With multi-platinum albums by Trick Daddy and Trina under their belt, the 3-man Committee (Luc Duc, Chapter and Stage McCloud) has firmly established itself as the premiere hip hop production crew in Miami. These midas-plus men have now stepped from behind the boards and into the booth, adding a dash of female flava with Supastarr,… Read more »

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Big Mike Busted

Big Mike, former member of The Geto Boys, was arrested in Arlington Texas, after he became rowdy outside of a night club. Big Mike, whose real name is Mike Barnett, arrived at the club around 9:00pm and according to the manager he went outside to make a phone call. Around 10:00pm, club managers called police… Read more »

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Dr. Dre Has A Lot To Say

Dr. Dre has a lot to say about the recent posting of Snoop Dogg’s latest No Limit Album, The Last Meal. Here is what the multi platinum selling artist told Sonicnet in a recent interview: "Why don’t those people do what we are doing [and] move on?" Dre said. "You live your life; let us… Read more »

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Suge Knight: The Christmas Spirit

Suge Knight, the incarcerated head of Death Row Records, has shown an act of generosity from behind bars to a group of students in Sacramento, who lost their playground to a fire. On November 19th, an Arsonist set fire to the Hillsdale Head Start playground. The arson received a lot of media attention and Suge,… Read more »

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5th Ward Boy Surrenders In Bank Robberies

Andre Erell Barnes, who is a founding member of the 5th Ward Boyz out of Houston Texas is now facing federal charges in connection with 3 bank robberies. The F.B.I. began to suspect Barners when a car spotted by one of the witnesses to a robbery was traced to an ex-girlfriend. An arrest warrant was… Read more »

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MP3.com Ends Legal Dispute

MP3.com has ended it’s legal dispute with Universal Records, paying the out $53.4 million in damages, resulting from the company’s Mymp3.com service. MP3.com also secured licenses from the Universal, the largest record label conglomerate, and now have permission to use all of their copyrighted material. The negotiations for the deal lasted almost 48 hours. Universal… Read more »

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Eminem Adds Tour Dates

Eminem is expanding his European show dates. What was originally a two date sold out visit in February, has turned into a seven date arena tour of Europe. The tour will begin in Hamburg, Germany on January 30th, and conclude February 9th in London, England. Here is the full European schedule: January 30 – Hamburg,… Read more »

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Jay-Z Vs. Prodigy And 50 Cent

With New releases coming from Jay-Z, Prodigy and 50 Cent, the verbal fighting and physical threatening has officially started. On a new Ron G. mixtape, there is a song featuring Jay-Z throwing disses to the Queensbridge bred Emcee’s. Here are some of the lines from Jay-Z song: “YOU OWE ME” for every word on your… Read more »

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