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Just Blaze Stays Busy, Working On 2 Labels

Just Blaze is staying busy, working on a variety of projects. The multi-platinum producer has two beats on Dr. Dre’s next album and he is also working on not one, but two record label deals. On working with Dr. Dre, the producer said he didn’t believe that he would actually be working with someone of… Read more »

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Koch # 1 Independent Label

Billboard magazine has ranked Koch’s In The Paint imprint as the #1 independent R&B/Hip-Hop label, based on sales compiled by SoundScan over the past 12 months. Koch Entertainment landed 22 titles on the Billboard 200 albums chart, fueled by the hip-hop acts on both Koch Entertainment and In The Paint. "Our focus has always been… Read more »

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West Coast Rappers Unite To “S.T.O.P.”

A variety of West coast rappers have recorded "S.T.O.P.," short for ‘Stop The Oppressive Politics.’ Daz, Everlast, Defari, J-Ro, Trey Dee, Soopafly, RBX, Dilated Peoples, W.C. Mac Minister and Light (BushBaybes), are featured on the Internet only release, produced by Fred Wreck. "We all had different views that were basically about the same thing," Wreck… Read more »

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IRS Claims McGriff Ordered 50 Cent Shooting

An affidavit filed by the Internal Revenue Service in the United States Eastern District of New York alleges that Murder Inc. is secretly controlled by Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, the former head of a Queens, New York drug gang known as "Supreme Team," whom the IRS claims set 50 Cent up to be shot. IRS agent… Read more »

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Busta Rhymes Formally Charged With Assault

Busta Rhymes was formally charged with assault in a Massachusetts court yesterday. Celine Giguere, 21, claims that Rhymes slammed her head into a table after she touched him on the chin during a Dec. 2002 performance at a local club. The complaint alleges that Rhymes then grabber her by her hair and said, "If you… Read more »

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Clubs ‘Scared’ Of Bone Crusher

While Bone Crusher, Arista’s latest upstart, may not be scared of anything the rapper is alleging that clubs aren’t mirroring his sentiments. With “Never Scared,” the massive Atlanta rapper, who frequently take his shirt off in performances, makes entire clubs transform into urban mosh pits. But now, he charges, there has been a backlash. “This… Read more »

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Eve In Negotiations To Star In New Flick

Rapper Eve is in negotiations to star opposite Kevin Bacon in "The Woodsman," an independent drama about pedophilia. The movie, which is being produced by Lee Daniels Entertainment- the company behind the Oscar award winning flick, "Monster’s Ball," focuses on a man who returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison. When he tries… Read more »

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2nd Suspect In Freeky Zeeky Shooting Sought

Police identified a man with two outstanding warrants for a Brooklyn shooting and rape as a suspect yesterday in the shooting of rapper “Freaky Zeeky” and the murder of his bodyguard in Manhattan. The 32-year-old suspect, John Mingo, allegedly shot Freaky (a.k.a. Ezekiel Jiles) after he and suspected accomplice Chauncey Dillon ripped a $20,000 pendant… Read more »

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Busta May Face Assault Charges

Busta Rhymes (Trevor Smith) may face assault charges after a fan claims the rapper attacked her during a concert five months ago. At the time of the incident, police didn’t arrested the rapper, however Celine Giguerre, 21, decided to press charges prompting action. Giguerre’s suit caused Busta to appear in a Fall River, Mass court… Read more »

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ODB Is On The Roc

Released today (May 1) from a New York State facility, Old Dirty Bastard (known now as Dirt McGirt) announced that he has signed to Roc-A-Fella Records. At a press conference in Manhattan ODB said, ”I’m happy to be here. I thought I wasn’t gonna be able to touch another microphone. I’m happy my eyes are… Read more »

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Nike And Nelly Drop ‘Air Derrty’

Nike and multi-platinum rapper Nelly are set to drop a limited edition sneaker dubbed, the ‘Air Derrty,’ which will be available in very limited quantities. Only 1,000 pairs of the exclusive sneaker will be available to consumers and officials at Nike expect the shoe to sell out within hours. The ‘Air Derrty’ will only be… Read more »

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RIAA To File Traders: “You Can Easily Be Identified”

The RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) will launch an attack on users of such popular file trading services, according to sources by flooding the services with anti-piracy messages. When users attempt to download their favorite music, they may receive a warning from the organization instead, which says "When you offer music on these systems,… Read more »

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