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IRS Claims McGriff Ordered 50 Cent Shooting

An affidavit filed by the Internal Revenue Service in the United States Eastern District of New York alleges that Murder Inc. is secretly controlled by Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, the former head of a Queens, New York drug gang known as "Supreme Team," whom the IRS claims set 50 Cent up to be shot. IRS agent… Read more »

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Busta Rhymes Formally Charged With Assault

Busta Rhymes was formally charged with assault in a Massachusetts court yesterday. Celine Giguere, 21, claims that Rhymes slammed her head into a table after she touched him on the chin during a Dec. 2002 performance at a local club. The complaint alleges that Rhymes then grabber her by her hair and said, "If you… Read more »

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Clubs ‘Scared’ Of Bone Crusher

While Bone Crusher, Arista’s latest upstart, may not be scared of anything the rapper is alleging that clubs aren’t mirroring his sentiments. With “Never Scared,” the massive Atlanta rapper, who frequently take his shirt off in performances, makes entire clubs transform into urban mosh pits. But now, he charges, there has been a backlash. “This… Read more »

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Eve In Negotiations To Star In New Flick

Rapper Eve is in negotiations to star opposite Kevin Bacon in "The Woodsman," an independent drama about pedophilia. The movie, which is being produced by Lee Daniels Entertainment- the company behind the Oscar award winning flick, "Monster’s Ball," focuses on a man who returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison. When he tries… Read more »

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2nd Suspect In Freeky Zeeky Shooting Sought

Police identified a man with two outstanding warrants for a Brooklyn shooting and rape as a suspect yesterday in the shooting of rapper “Freaky Zeeky” and the murder of his bodyguard in Manhattan. The 32-year-old suspect, John Mingo, allegedly shot Freaky (a.k.a. Ezekiel Jiles) after he and suspected accomplice Chauncey Dillon ripped a $20,000 pendant… Read more »

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Busta May Face Assault Charges

Busta Rhymes (Trevor Smith) may face assault charges after a fan claims the rapper attacked her during a concert five months ago. At the time of the incident, police didn’t arrested the rapper, however Celine Giguerre, 21, decided to press charges prompting action. Giguerre’s suit caused Busta to appear in a Fall River, Mass court… Read more »

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ODB Is On The Roc

Released today (May 1) from a New York State facility, Old Dirty Bastard (known now as Dirt McGirt) announced that he has signed to Roc-A-Fella Records. At a press conference in Manhattan ODB said, ”I’m happy to be here. I thought I wasn’t gonna be able to touch another microphone. I’m happy my eyes are… Read more »

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Nike And Nelly Drop ‘Air Derrty’

Nike and multi-platinum rapper Nelly are set to drop a limited edition sneaker dubbed, the ‘Air Derrty,’ which will be available in very limited quantities. Only 1,000 pairs of the exclusive sneaker will be available to consumers and officials at Nike expect the shoe to sell out within hours. The ‘Air Derrty’ will only be… Read more »

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RIAA To File Traders: “You Can Easily Be Identified”

The RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) will launch an attack on users of such popular file trading services, according to sources by flooding the services with anti-piracy messages. When users attempt to download their favorite music, they may receive a warning from the organization instead, which says "When you offer music on these systems,… Read more »

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Project H.O.P.E. Responds To Russell

Alleging slander and an attempt to discredit his organization, Najee Ali wrote an open letter to Russell Simmons stemming from comments the mogul made to AllHipHop.com regarding the UPN series Platinum. Ali, National Director of Project Islam H.O.P.E., denounced Simmons for a statement that Ali and his organization are in solidarity regarding their complaints of… Read more »

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Russell Supports ‘Platinum’

While the music industry has expressed a general dislike for hip-hop drama “Platinum” the show has found a huge, credible supporter – Russell Simmons. The mogul, who was known as “Rush” in his earlier days, says the show is closer to reality than even the industry will admit. The show garnered record-breaking viewership its first… Read more »

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Man Arrested In Connection With Freaky Zeeky Shooting

Police have arrested a Brooklyn man in connection with a gunfight in Manhattan last week that injured rapper Freaky Zeeky and killed an associate, Erick Mangrum. Chauncey Dillon, 29, will be charged with second-degree murder. It is not clear if police believe that Dillon fired the shot that wounded Zeeky and killed Mangrum.The incident unfolded… Read more »

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Last Emperor Inks Deal, Plans Long Awaited LP

The Last Emperor has inked a distribution deal with New York City based Raptivism and will finally drop his much anticipated, still untitled debut album.We have seen various types of contracts, but never in the form provided by Raptivism giving him creative freedom. The Last Emperor, through his label [Red Planet Music Corp.] distributed by… Read more »

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