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Bad Seed Signs With Warner Brothers

Brooklyn Born MC The Bad Seed, who nearly died as a child due to asthma, signed with Warner Brothers yesterday. The Bad Seed, who hails from Marcy Projects, the same New York City that brought Hip-Hop Jay-Z and Memphis Bleek, recently appeared on Funk Flex’s Vol.4, 60 Minutes Of Funk on the track "Uhhnnh." Speaking… Read more »

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Rapper In Christian Group Charged

Ja’Marc Antoine Davis, who is a member of Christian Hip-Hop act Raze, waived his rights to a preliminary hearing without a plea agreement on charges of rape and molestation, according to sources. Davis, who is 26, also faces charges of forcible sodomy and rape by instrumentation. Davis, is accused of having a sexual relationship with… Read more »

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Artists Reaction To Shyne Verdict

"I almost burst into tears," says Karla Turner, a Harlem bred fan of Jamaal "Shyne" Barrow, who was sentenced to 10 years in jail after being convicted for charged with first-degree assault, gun possession and reckless endangerment. "I had to go to the bathroom at my job to get it together." Unfortunately, the lengthy, perhaps… Read more »

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Afrika Bambaata Inspires Nike Commercial

When Nike first launched their hot dribbling style basketball commercial nationally earlier this year, it was proved to be a huge success for the giant sneaker company. However, once the video turned up on BET (Black Entertainment Television) as a music video with hip-hop godfather Afrika Bambaataa’s name attached, the hip hop community raised its… Read more »

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Iverson’s Misunderstood Pushed Back

If you are like Late night host Jay Leno, you have jokes about Allen "The Answer" Iverson and the Sixer facing the colossal L.A. Lakers. But last night, Jay’s jokes went side ways when a quip referred to A.I.’s album being released yesterday – it wasn’t. The album, Misunderstood, won’t be found at a store… Read more »

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The Gay Rapper Emerges

Through the years, there has been a dubious omission to the diversity of rap music, the openly homosexual rapper. Look no further than Caushun The Gay Rapper (a trademarked name). What started out as a phone call to Hot 97’s Funkmaster Flex, caused Caushun to aggressively represent for all the gay hip hoppers in the… Read more »

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Lyricist Lounge Show Produces Classic Nigh

Keith Murray, who was recently paroled from Prison made a surprise appearance at the Lyricist Lounge performance, at BB King’s in Manhattan last week. Initial publicity only indicated live performances by headliner Big Daddy Kane, Japanese hip hop act Furin Kazan, Jane Doe, Skeme Team, Maspyke and Teamstas, but there was much more in store… Read more »

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BMG Continues To Buy The Internet

BMG continues it’s acquisition of Internet music properties. As the race to own digital distribution on the net races along (AOL/Timewarner, Universal/Getmusic.com and Mp3.com) BMG entered the digital music scene early last year when the German giant announced that it would purchase the ailing music website, CDnow. After selling a stake in Getmusic.com that it… Read more »

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Lawsuit Filed Against Slip-N-Slide

A woman in Maryland has filed a class action lawsuit A Maryland mother has filed a class action lawsuit against AOL-Time Warner, Atlantic Records and Slip-N-Slide Records, the home of Miami’s Trina, Trick Daddy and The Iconz. The lawsuit comes after the woman bought a clean version of Trick Daddy’s latest release, Thugs Are Us… Read more »

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Get Ready For A.O.L.

According to rap pioneer Kurtis Blow, he and Grandmaster Flash have co-founded A.O.L. (the Alliance Of Legends), which boasts membership from Kool Herc, DJ Hollywood, Kool DJ Red Alert, Afrika Bambatta and Grandmaster Flash, the one who conceived the original idea. The pioneers aim to maintain the spirit of old school while making positive changes…. Read more »

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Twista: Settlement Reached

Twista is sequestered in Atlanta, where he is recording a third solo album after settling a copyright infringement lawsuit with parties that included his former label Creator’s Way Associated Labels. His solo deal with Atlantic Records is estimated to be approximately $6 million. According to highly placed sources in the Chicago rapper’s Legit Ballin’ Records… Read more »

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Rock Steady To Celebrate 24th Anniversary

Rock Steady will celebrate their 24th anniversary July 24th through the 29th. The celebration will include a celebrity basketball tournament and basketball tournament July 26th. July 27th sees a Hip-Hop film festival as well as a b-boy/b-girl battle. July 28th there will be a free outdoor concert and performance, and July 29th there will be… Read more »

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