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Cash Money Inks Deal With Darkchild

Cash Money Records and Rodney Jerkins of Darkchild Entertainment have signed a production and distribution deal where the New Orleans hip-hop label will distribute, co-promote and market records with Darkchild Records. Harlem-based rapper FATS’ album, F.A.T.S (Finally A True Story) is the first expected collaboration between the two companies, according to Ronald “Slim” Williams. FATS… Read more »

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Roc-A-Fella Buys Scottish Vodka Company

Roc-A-Fella CEO’s Jay-Z, Kareem “Biggs” Burke and Dame Dash announced that they have purchased imported Scottish liquor brand, Armadale Vodka. While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, Dash said the Roc-A-Fella heads were excited about the acquisition. “Roc-A-Fella has always respected quality vodkas, such as Belvedere and Grey Goose. Just like we do… Read more »

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Mystikal Arrested For Rape and Extortion

Grammy-nominated rapper Mystikal (Michael Tyler), along with two other men, were charged with aggravated rape and extortion, according to the Associated Press. All three men, including Leland Ellis, 36, and Vercy Carter, 34, turned themselves in to police on Thursday morning and were booked in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Thursday afternoon Mystikal was released on $250,… Read more »

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Jaz-O Crew Member Turns On Him

Dibiase, one of the point rappers in Jaz-O’s Immobilaire crew, has defected and fallen out with the leader Jaz-O. In the unnamed song circulating, Dibiase turns on his former crew member and lyrically tosses disses at the veteran rapper, who is already in a war of words with Jay-Z and the Roc-A-Fella crew. Dibiase is… Read more »

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Long Awaited Large Professor Album Coming

According to Matador Records, the long awaited album by veteran producer Large Professor will finally hit shelves October 8. Titled 1st Class, the album features Nas, Q-Tip and Busta Rhymes. After several label changes that kept his solo album from being released 1st Class is the Large Professor’s first full album release since he dropped… Read more »

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Chicago’s NoID Inks Label Deal

Chicago producer NoID has inked a deal with Def Jam for his label, Face The Music. NoID has produced tracks for Common, Method Man, new Def Jam artist Diego & tracks for Jay-Z, which NoID said would be featured on Jigga’s album, or on an upcoming Roc-A-Fella Allstar album that is being recorded. The first… Read more »

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Ice-T Gets Tough

Ice T is executive producing and hosting a new series on TLC, "Beyond Tough." Ice, who served in the U.S. Army’s elite Ranger regiment, is executive producing the series with long time friend Andre Jetmir. The new show focuses on men and women who’s career’s put them in the path of danger and death everyday…. Read more »

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Styles P. Headed To The Clink

Lox member Styles P will serve an 8 month bid starting in November, for stabbing a man in the "backside," according to a published report in the New York Daily News. Style’s, who is known for his hard core lyrics, admitted that he is not looking forward to lockdown. "Who wants to go to jail?… Read more »

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Heavy D Finishing 8th Album, Working With Sean John

Veteran rapper Heavy D is putting the final touches on his 8th album, Hev. According to Heavy, the album unfinished album features Faith Evans, Loon and P.Diddy, while Heavy is locking down other guest appearances. The album will feature production by The Trackmasters, Tony Dofat, P.Diddy and Heavy D. himself. "I’m excited about everything that’s… Read more »

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Choclair Shoots Video, Explains Lyrics

Canada’s Choclair recently shot a video for his second single, "Skunk," off of his latest album, Memoirs Of Blake Savage. The single features Kurupt, who was also on hand for the video shoot, which was shot during Canada Day Weekend by Wendy Morgan. Morgan recently lensed Swollen Members award winning video, "Fuel Injected." The new… Read more »

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