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Russell Simmons Hosts Def Con 03

Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons and Def Jam will host “Def Con 03″ with legendary sports manager Leigh Steinberg of Steinberg & Moorad Sports Management. “Def Con 03,” will kickoff Superbowl weekend at the Blue Tattoo in San Diego and will feature Ja-Rule, Ludacris, Jay-Z and other hip-hop artists. “This marriage of sports and entertainment promises… Read more »

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Record Company Mogul Tommy Mottola Steps Down

Earlier today, Tommy Mottola, Chairman of Sony Music, announced his plans to launch a new music venture, after he resigning from Sony. After being with Sony for 14 years and a reported loss of more than $100 million in 2002, Sony released Mottola from his contract two years early and Mottola stepped down. "I have… Read more »

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Ice-T Starts Clothing Line

Rapper-turned-actor Ice-T has decided to follow Jay-Z, Russell Simmons and P.Diddy and enter the potentially rewarding world of designer clothing with IceWear. His first venture into clothing, Ice said the attire would project “cultural expression.” The rapper said that the “fashionable young men’s street wear collection” clothing would be geared towards men chocked full of… Read more »

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Rapper Eve Signs Television Deal With UPN

Rapper Eve has inked a development deal with UPN to produce her own comedy television series. Under the terms of the deal, Eve will star in an untitled comedy that will be produced by Edmonds Entertainment. The show will focus on Eve, who stars as a fashion designer and her exploits in the New York… Read more »

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Fat Joe On Grammy: ‘Incredible’

As the Grammy Award nominations were revealed days ago, Fat Joe, as a first time nominee, said he has finally arrived. The Bronx-bred rapper said the nomination for “Whats Luv” proves that he has finally arrived as a permanent fixture on the commercial hip-hop scene. “I’m happy as hell to be acknowledged for your contributions… Read more »

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J-Live Leaves Record Label, Preparing New Album

J-Live has ended his year long relationship with record label Coup D’Etat Entertainment. While J-Live was signed to the label, the partnership produced the critically acclaimed album All Of The Above. "My plan was and still is to release my next album, The Hear After this Fall and my main concern is to produce the… Read more »

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Nelly And Eminem Dominate Grammy Nominations

Nelly and Eminem each racked up 5 nominations, increasing their chances at snagging a prestigious Grammy award. Both Nelly and Eminem will compete for album of the year (Nellyville vs. The Eminem Show), and for best single of the year ("Without Me" vs. "Dilemma"). Other rappers that have been nominated include Fat Joe, Common, who… Read more »

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Lil’ Cease Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges

Lil’ Cease, Junior Mafia member and rhymester down with the late Notorious B.I.G., was placed on five years probation Monday after submitting a guilty plea in conjunction with gun possession charges stemming from an August 2001 shootout. According to police reports the shooting was caused because a man was talking too loud on a cell… Read more »

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Jay-Z First Rapper To Perform On Showtime

Jay-Z will be the first rapper to perform on pay channel Showtime, Saturday, February 22, 2003 from Memphis Tennessee. Jay-Z and other Roc-A-Fella family members are slated to perform before former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson returns to the ring to fight Clifford Etienne. The concert is being held at the Mid South Coliseum and is… Read more »

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