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ODB Arrested Again

ODB was arrested for allegedly wearing a bulletproof vest, something he shouldn’t have done because of his previous arrests. Mike Partain said he was pulled over for "driving erratically". “He didn’t have a driver’s license, so the officers had him step out of the vehicle and noticed he was wearing body armor,” Partain said. “A… Read more »

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Ol Dirty Doesn’t Have To Face Charges

A grand jury in New York Wednesday ruled that the Wu-Tang Clan star should not face charges for what police called a shoot-out with undercover officers. ODB was booked January 15 for suspected attempted murder after authorities said he engaged cops in a fire fight in Brooklyn. On Wednesday, ODB’s attorney told reporters, "The only… Read more »

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PE Dumps Def Jam

Public Enemy has split with Def Jam Records due to the controversy the group is causing over their want to release their new records via the Internet, and the MP3, and MP4 format. Their record label, Def Jam and Polygram ordered them to take the MP3’s off of their site, which they did. They then… Read more »

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Rawkus In Negotiation With Priority

Rawkus Records is in the process of trying to land a P&D deal with Los Angeles based Priority Records. The deal would give Rawkus a bigger audience. Most people don’t know that Rawkus Records is backed by none other than the billion dollar conglomerate News Corporation, which also happens to own the Fox TV Network,… Read more »

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Send Messages To Lil Shawn And Keith Murray

Rap Coalition is looking for people to write and send messages of greeting and support to two rap artists who are currently locked down: Keith Murray (serving a year and a half in Connecticut) and L’il Shawn (sentenced to 70 months Fed time in Virginia). It does not matter if you know them personally or… Read more »

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Old Dirty Bastard Arrested In Shoot Out

ODB was arrested last night (Jan.15th) after a shootout with police. No one was injured in the incident. Ol Dirty and another man were riding in a Chevy Tahoe with one headlight out, when the cops pulled them over in Brooklyn. According to police, Ol Dirty and the other man hopped out of the car… Read more »

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L-Boogie Receives 10 Nominations

L-Boogie has received 10 Grammy Award nominations Tuesday as women dominated several categories typically ruled by men. “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” will compete against a nearly all-female field — including Madonna, Sheryl Crow and Shania Twain — for album of the year. Hill was also nominated in the best new artist, pop, R&B, rap… Read more »

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Beastie Boys To Launch Tour

The Beastie Boys will launch their 1999 tour February 2nd in Japan, performing for a month of Asian, Australian and New Zealand dates. In April they will start a month long European stretch that will start in Germany and take them through northern Europe and the UK before coming back to finish in Germany. They… Read more »

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Wu-Tang Members Branch Out

Members of the Wu Tang Clan are looking to expand their horizons into film, devoting time to two independent pictures. Method Man will play the lead in the upcoming movie Bundy, the story of a deaf-mute who unwittingly becomes a drug courier between rival gangs. RZA has been tapped to produce the soundtrack. Word has… Read more »

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Stretch Armstrong And Bobbito Split

Bobbito and Stretch Armstrong have split up the long running Stretch Armstrong & Bobbito The Barber Show citing creative differences. NYC heads fear not, they will each host their own shows, alternating Thursdays between 1 and 5 am. been said that all good things come to an end. Well, in the progressive tradition of its… Read more »

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Rappers Unbound

Chuck D of Public Enemy, Ras Kass, Black Thought of the Roots and Dres are among the growing list of rappers who will assemble at Sony Music Studios in New York to record a cut for Unbound. The forthcoming CD which will benefit the defense fund of death-row inmate, journalist and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal. This… Read more »

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Dre Responds To Craig Mack’s Lawsuit

In response to Craig Mack’s copyright infringement lawsuit, Dr. Dre has filed a $50,000 slander suit against the rapper in California. Mack claims that Dre’s song "Zoom" from the Bulworth soundtrack was jacked from his own song, "Get Retarded." Mack’s lawyers sent a letter to Interscope requesting a payment of $60,000 threatening to file a… Read more »

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60 Second Assassin Struck By Car

Rapper 60 Second Assassin was struck by a car while he was attempting to cross the street in Bensonhurst. A woman ran a red light, and hit The Sunz Of Man member. He was rushed to a nearby emergency room, where he was treated for multiple contusions and a hairline fracture on his right leg…. Read more »

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Big Daddy Kane Comes Back

Big Daddy Kane is going to be back on the scene with a new album, titled Veteranz Day. Big Daddy was one of Hip-Hop’s first superstars to all of you Master P era heads that don’t remember such classics as Raw, Smooth Operator, and anything from his second album, It’s A Big Daddy Thing. We… Read more »

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Makhendlas Commits Suicide

Makhendlas, who’s real name is Oupa Makofate shot himself in the head Saturday October 31st. Kwaito, which is a rap derived South African form of music blends Hip-Hop Rave and R&B, and has taken off since the fall of Apartheid. Apparently, he was upset that he shot and wounded an abusive concert goer at a… Read more »

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