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Russell Simmons Leads NY Protest Against Rockefeller Drug Laws

Pioneering Hip-Hop mogul and activist Russell Simmons led a protest today (March 25) in Manhattan to end the controversial Rockefeller Drug Laws.   The rally began this afternoon in front of Governor David Paterson’s Manhattan office, located at 633 3rd Ave. Enacted in 1973, Rockefeller Drug Laws decree stiff mandatory sentences of 15-25 years to… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Label Pay Up Records Expands Into Rock

Pay Up Records is giving music fans something different to listen to with the digital release of Novel of Lies, a new EP from the rock collective The Chase.   The quartet — which consists of lead singer/rhythm guitarists Cory Kelly, lead guitarist Ryan Stancil, bass player Kyle Nicholson and drummer Matt Douglas — is… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Timbaland Sues Blackground

Super producer Timbaland has filed a lawsuit against his record label, Blackground Entertainment. The lawsuit was filed today (March 25) according to TMZ.com. According to reports, Timbaland is suing Blackground, claiming executives at the company contacted various record labels, in an attempt to sabotage his career as a producer. He also claims Blackground owes him… Read more »

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Dame Dash’s Wife Files For Divorce

Dame Dash’s wife has filed for divorce from the Roc-A-Fella Records/Rocawear co-founder, according to a recent report. An electronic record of the case claims that Rachel Roy, a well-known fashion designer, filed for the divorce because of “nonmonetary relief,” reports the New York Daily News. The papers were filed in Manhattan Supreme Court earlier this… Read more »

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EXCLUSIVE: MMA Fighter Challenges Chris Brown

Mixed Martial Artist Din Thomas knocked Gabe Lemley out on Saturday night and then offered his fighting services to Rihanna as well. Thomas fought on the under card of March Badness, a PPV fight that featured Roy Jones, Jr. in Pensacola, Florida. After his victory over Lemley, Thomas called out Chris Brown. “It’s not cool… Read more »

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Death Threats Could Cost T-Pain $5 Million; Promoter Sues

Producer/rapper T-Pain was hit with a $5 million dollar breach of contract lawsuit yesterday (March 23) for canceling a concert in Guyana after he allegedly received death threats.   The lawsuit was filed in Broward Circuit Court by Hits and James Entertainment, claiming the rapper caused damages for ditching an appearance, which was scheduled for February… Read more »

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Necro Concert In Vancouver Ends In Riot

A Hip-Hop concert in downtown Vancouver degenerated into a near riot between police and patrons after a no-show by headlining rapper Necro.   The show was sponsored by Abort magazine, and was set to take place at Richards on Richards nightclub last Saturday (March 21).   According to Abortmag.com, fans became restless after waiting hours… Read more »

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