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Pinoy Rapper Francis M Succumbs to Leukemia

Francis M, a trailblazer of music and fashion in the Philippines, has passed away after an arduous struggle with leukemia.   Known in his native homeland by the title of Master Rapper, Francis M (Francis Magalona) inspired strong patriotism among his country’s youth throughout a celebrated career spanning Hip-Hop, movies, fashion, and photography.   “The… Read more »

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Chris Brown Appears In Court, Charged With Two Felonies

Chris Brown is being charged with two felonies in connection to the domestic violence incident with girlfriend Rihanna last month in Los Angeles. <BR><BR>The singer made an appearance in the Los Angeles Superior Court earlier today for arraignment on charges of felony assault and making criminal threats. <BR><BR><BR>Brown’s arraignment has been postponed by a mutual… Read more »

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Kim Kardashian Hosts Russell Simmons Fundraiser

Kim Kardashian has been tapped to host Russell Simmons’, Danny Simmons’ and Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation’s Second Annual Art For Life Miami Beach Benefit on Saturday, March 14th at the Fontainebleau.   The Gala will honor Anheuser-Busch, Inc., the Rubell Family Collection and Chairman of the Fontainebleau Resorts, and Jeffery Soffer for their work in… Read more »

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Eminem Gets Release Date

Rapper Eminem is finally set to return to the music scene, after a four-year sabbatical since his last solo album. The Relapse is set for release on May 19 and the Detroit-bred artist is already moving to drop a sequel at the end of the year. The follow-up, Relapse 2, is expected to hit stores… Read more »

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GA Drug Charges Against Lil Wayne Dropped

Georgia Superior Court Judge Michael Johnson has exonerated Lil Wayne of felony drug charges stemming from a 2006 arrest in Atlanta.   Wayne (Dwayne Carter) was arrested in August 2006 at the Twelve Hotel. A police search allegedly revealed unnamed bottles holding the drugs hydrocodone and Xanas.   Also, the officers retrieved an undisclosed amount… Read more »

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Suge Knight Supports Chris Brown “1,000%”

Suge Knight has revealed that he supports singer Chris Brown, who allegedly assaulted his girlfriend Rihanna. “Chris Brown is the homie. I got more love for Chris Brown than anybody,” Knight said as he puffed on a cigar. “ The controversial Death Row mogul was interviewed by a paparazzi for tmz.com and explained his reasoning…. Read more »

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Mickey Factz named Spokesman For Honda Accord

Mickey Factz has been named the official spokesperson for the 2009 Honda Accord Rhymes and Reasons Campaign.   The up-and-coming Bronx rapper was chosen by Muse Communications, Honda’s advertising agency, for his ability to rap about being smart, economical and planning ahead.   In the Campaign, Factz plays a paralegal by day and an artist… Read more »

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Jay-Z Lands Cover of Best Life Men’s Magazine

In preparation for the release of the highly-anticipated Blueprint 3, mogul Jay-Z will grace the April cover of Best Life Magazine.   The magazine is a spinoff created by the editors of Men’s Health, and focuses on supplying expert advice for men to empower themselves on physical, emotional, and financial levels.   Recently, the Brooklyn… Read more »

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DMC To Star In Conscious Reality Series

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Darryl “DMC” Daniels is currently developing an innovative new reality show competition entitled The Kings of Rap.   The IME Entertainment-backed series offers an unprecedented twist to aspiring artists joining the show.   In The Kings of Rap, young rappers are tasked with creating music that does not… Read more »

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