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Suge Knight Arrested

Suge Knight was arrested Monday for allegedly violating terms of his parole, a charge that Knight’s attorney has denied. The violations involve his alleged association with gang members. Authorities said they learned of the violations when they raided his office and home on November 14 in relation to several gang related homicides, the result of… Read more »

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Cam’ron Strikes Platinum

Roc-A-Fella rapper Cam’ron’s Come Home With Me was certified platinum this week, by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA). The album’s success has been fueled by two major singles, "Oh Boy," and "Hey Ma." Cam recently dropped a single and video for "Daydreaming," both receiving rotation on MTV and BET. "We felt Roc-A-Fella would… Read more »

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Hip-Hop History Month Becomes Official In New York

Last Tuesday (Dec 17), the New York State Senate passed the Hip-Hop History Month resolution, proclaiming November the official month to celebrate hip-hop history in the state of New York. Sponsored by New York State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. and championed by Universal Zulu Nation Founder Afrika Bambaataa, the bill passed unanimously by both the… Read more »

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World Reknown DJ’s, Drummers, to Perform In Los Angeles

On December 29th Los Angeles’ best drummers and DJ’s will gather to celebrate and perform at the showing of "Keepintime: Talking Drums and Whispering Vinyl," a short documentary film that has won both national and international acclaim. Nu-Mark (Jurassic Five), Jrocc (Beat Junkies), DJ Babu Beat Junkie/Dilated Peoples), Madlib (Loot Pack), DJ Short Kut (Skratch… Read more »

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MC Hammer Starring In New Reality Show

MC Hammer will star in a new WB Network television series, "The Surreal Life." The series puts fallen stars back into the spotlight as they share the former mansion of Country music legend Glen Campbell in San Fernando Valley, California, for ten days and nights. The show will cram seven stars from every genre of… Read more »

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Loud Record’s Founder Launches New Label

Loud Records founder Steve Rifkind inked a deal with Universal Records Wednesday Dec. 18 and will officially launch SRC Records. "It’s a joint venture with Universal," Rifkind told AllHipHop.com. We are gonna keep it grimy and to the street. The formula for the label is not the far from Loud. " The label has signed… Read more »

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Queen Latifah In Talks To Join Play’s Cast

Queen Latifah is in talks to star in "F*ckin A," a new play by Topdog/Underdog playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner, Suzan-Lori Parks. The play is Park’s reworking of the classic "The Scarlet Letter." "I would love to do it, there’s nothing greater than doing a play," Latifah told industry trade Playbill. "There’s a discipline to… Read more »

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45th Annual Grammy Nominations To Be Announced With The Help of P. Diddy, Nelly And Others

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences will announce the nominations for the 45th Annual Grammy Awards on Tuesday, January 7 at Madison Square Garden with the help of Ashanti, Avril Lavigne, Cyndi Lauper, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, Kenny Chesney, Nelly, P. Diddy, and others to be announced. The 45th Annual Grammy Awards will… Read more »

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Shyne In Court Today (Dec. 18) To Appeal Case

Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow appeared before Judge Charles Solomon today (Dec 18) in Manhattan’s Supreme Court, arguing to have his clients cased dismissed. After a high profile case in 2001 involving Shyne and Bad Boy CEO Sean "P.Diddy" Combs, Shyne was convicted of a shooting in a Manhattan nightclub and subsequently sentenced to 10 years… Read more »

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Puff To Open Sean John Store

Once again following in the footsteps of Russell Simmons, the ubiquitous Sean “P.Diddy” Combs has plans to open a Sean John retail store, much like Simmons own Phat Farm store located in New York City. Jeffrey Tweedy, executive vice president of the clothing line, told the New York Post on Wednesday that he and Diddy… Read more »

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Man Sentenced In Will Smith Identity Theft

A man who charged over $30,000 on various credit cards using rapper/actor Will Smith’s identity was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison. Carol Lomax, 42, of Duquesne, PA. pleaded guilty to one count of using unauthorized credit cards in September. Lomax illegally opened 14 accounts under the name Willard Smith, Smith’s full name. Lomax… Read more »

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UPN Goes ‘Platinum’

UPN has picked up six episodes of the drama series "Platinum," the story of two brothers who own a hip-hop record label. The television show was co-created by Sofia Coppola (daughter of famed director Francis Ford Coppola) and John Ridley ("Three Kings"). The show will be cross-promoted by MTV by airing music videos from the… Read more »

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Moby Ducks Eminem

Fearing he would “get stomped by Obie,” techno artist Moby chose to lodge at a different hotel once he found out his nemesis Eminem was filming a video in the same hotel in Los Angeles, according to a journal entry from his Web site. A noted pacifist, Moby was recently attacked outside of a nightclub… Read more »

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