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Beasties Go Digital

The Beastie Boy owned label, Grand Royal will make all of it’s releases available for digital download the same day the actual CD is released. The first release is Texas rock group, At The Drive In, and their release "Relationship of Command." The album is being released digitally through the unsuccessful EMI Music Distribution digital-distribution… Read more »

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Made Men Associates Arrested

Made Men associates Tony Mccrary and Trevor Watson, both in their thirties, have been arrested and are being arraigned on charges of Assault and Battery with Deadly Weapon, for the stabbing of NBA Celtic Forward, Paul Peirce. Only two of the three wanted have been turned themselves in, a third, William Ragland, who is 28… Read more »

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Okay Player Tour Kicks Off

The Okay Player tour kicks off October 5th in Northampton Massachusettes, featuring such Hip-Hop artists as Rah Digga, Common, Dead Prez, Bahamadia, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Black Eyed Peas (on select dates) and a variety of other acts, to be announced. Here are the tour dates. This is going to be worth your money: 10/5… Read more »

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RIAA Shuts Down FTP Site

The RIAA continues its witch hunt against music on the internet. The RIAA recently notified Oklahoma State University that an unidentified student had posted 40 Gigabytes of copyrighted songs on his Internet FTP site. The campus police confiscated the personal computer owned by the 19 year old. The confiscation was part of the RIAA cracking… Read more »

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DJ Quik In Motorcycle Accident

DJ Quik was in a Motorcylce accident over the weekend, that nearly made him miss his part of a Back To School Hip-Hop show sponsored by KPWR (105.9). The event, which took place at Arrowhead Pond in Anaheim also featured Eminem, Kurupt, Xzibit, SugaFree, De La Soul, The Alkaholics, Cypress Hill and percussionist, Bobo. Quik… Read more »

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Field Mob Hits The Road

Field Mob adds to the growing popularity of Southern Hip Hop with its premier smash hit single "Project Dreamz." The song was #3 most added to R&B radio this week (tied with Ja Rule and beating out such established acts as Black Eyed Peas, OutKast, Guru and E-40). "Project Dreamz" is quickly becoming an anthem,… Read more »

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FBI Conducted Eazy E/Tupac Extortion Plot

The FBI conducted a two and a half year investigation into the Jewish Defense League allegedly trying to extort money from Tupac Shakur and Eazy E. The JDL apparently phoned the two stars and made death threats against them. The probe lasted from October 17, 1996 until May 18, 1999, when the investigators couldn’t prove… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Banned From PR Parade?

Puerto Rican Day Parade directors are considering banning Hip-Hop from the festivities. The directors claim that some of the floats carrying Hip-Hop artists attract rowdies that are tarnishing the festivals image. Federico Perez, who has been a board member since the 1960’s and a former councilman in the Bronx is concerned that many of the… Read more »

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The Source Awards Turned Out

Due to the current mindset of Hip-Hop artists, and the Thug image that everyone that seems to be so trendy in today’s music, The Source Awards ended shortly after in began. Prior to the event beginning, DJ Quik was involved in what appears to be an unrelated scuffle outside of the auditorium, when he was… Read more »

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South Park Mexican Signs Major Deal

The South Park Mexican (Carlos Coy), and his label, Dope House Records were being courted by several major labels, who were interested in handling the marketing and distribution of the label’s releases. He settled for Universal, which also has Def Jam, and Cash Money Records, in a deal worth an estimated $12 Million dollars. The… Read more »

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Afu-Ra Album To Be Released

KOCH/ Fat Beats will release the debut album from Afu-Ra entitled, Afu-Ra (Body Of The Life Force) this October. Afu- Ra is not your ordinary MC. He is a father, a devout reader, a dedicated Tae Kwon Do student and Rastafarian. Hip-Hop fans around the world will recognize Afu-Ra from his involvement on both Jeru… Read more »

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Lyricist Lounge Tour Dates

The Lyricist Lounge will kick off September 10th, in Chicago Illinois at The House Of Blues. Mos Def will be headlining the tour, which will also feature performances by: Bahamdia, 50 Cent, Slum Village, Master Fuol, Nature, Talib Kweli and Punch & Words. Sept. 10; House of Blues; Chicago, Ill. Sept. 12; Fox Theatre; Boulder,… Read more »

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Eminem And Kim Mathers Settle Suit

Eminem and his wife Kim Mathers, have settled a $10 Million dollar suit, which sought to prevent Eminem from writing any more songs about his wife, sole custody of their daughter and other things. As part of the settlement, Eminem will share custody of their daughter, although physical custody will go to Kim. The duo… Read more »

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Up In Smoke Tour In Your House

The Up In Smoke Tour will be released in November on video and DVD format, for those that couldn’t make it to the Successful tour. Eagle Vision Entertainment signed a joint venture deal with Aftermath and secured the worldwide rights to the documentary, which will feature Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Kurupt, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Ice… Read more »

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Major Corporations Threaten Napster

Steve Heckler, VP of Information Technology has issued a chilling threat against Napster, and the development of any sort of technology outside of the major entertainment conglomerate’s grasp. After giving a speech at California State University, Heckler told the Summer Forty-Niner (the student newspaper) that " The music industry will take whatever steps it needs… Read more »

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