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Black Thought To Star in New Movie ‘Explicit Ills’

Next month, Roots frontman Black Thought will star in actor Mark Webber’s anticipated independent film Explicit Ills.   The drama revolves around characters in four interconnected stories trying to succeed in Philadelphia amid struggles with love, drugs, and poverty.   Black Thought (Tariq Trotter) plays the role of Kaleef, a fledgling entrepreneur who labors to… Read more »

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Lil Wayne Gun Trial Set for April

Lil Wayne has pleaded not guilty to gun possession charges stemming from a New York City arrest in 2007.   Wayne, real name Dwayne Carter, was arrested in July 2007 following a performance at the Beacon Theatre.   After the show, a police officer searched the megastar’s tour bus on the allegation that she smelled… Read more »

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Eminem Case Over Downloading Royalties Goes To Court

A 2007 lawsuit filed against Universal Music Group involving Hip-Hop megastar Eminem will finally go to trial today (February 24) over alleged downloading proceeds owed to the rapper.   Representing Eminem in the case is publishing company F.B.T. Productions.   The grievance revolves around what percentage of digital royalties Eminem should receive when Universal sells his music… Read more »

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FOX Chairman Rupert Murdoch Apologizes For Cartoon

News Corporation Chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch personally apologized today (February 24) for a cartoon published in The New York Post.   The cartoon, which was published last Wednesday (February 18 ) in The New York Post, featured two police officers – one with a smoking gun – standing over a bullet-riddled dead chimp.  … Read more »

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Afeni Shakur Talks Tupac Lawsuit; Movie

Amaru Entertainment has responded to a lawsuit over the rights to the film adaptation of rapper Tupac Shakur.   MorganCreek filed the lawsuit against Amaru Entertainment in Los Angeles Superior Court last week.   The lawsuit claims Amaru Entertainment is in breach of contract for refusing “to honor and perform a contract of a production… Read more »

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N.O.R.E. Busted For Battery In Fatburger

Queens, New York rap star N.O.R.E. was arrested in Miami Beach, after getting into an altercation with a customer inside of a Fatburger restaurant.   According to Miami Beach police, N.O.R.E., 31, was arrested early Sunday morning (February 22).   The rapper and another unidentified man were reportedly arguing inside of Fatburger, when N.O.R.E. ripped… Read more »

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Jamaica Eliminates Sex and Violence From Airwaves

The nation of Jamaica has instituted an island-wide ban of all music which glorifies violence or sexual activity.   The ban, which became official earlier this week, is targeted at quelling the growing dancehall trend called “daggering,” where participants stimulate sexual intercourse on the dance floor.   The style was popularized by dancehall star Mr…. Read more »

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AHH Stray News: T-Pain Concert Canceled Over Death Threats

Under intense death and kidnapping threats, hitmaker T-Pain has pulled out of a scheduled concert in Guyana. According to show promoter Kerwin Bollers, T-Pain was set to perform a headlining Monday Mash set today (February 23) as part of the nation’s Carnival celebration. The promoter elaborated that the repeated threats, made through phone and email,… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Naughty By Nature Touring Canada

East Orange, New Jersey Hip-Hop group Naughty By Nature will embark on a cross-Canada tour starting tomorrow (February 23). The group will kick off the tour at The Queens Hotel in Nanaimo and will travel through 16 different markets before winding down March 15 in Ottawa at the Capital Music Hall. Toronto rapper Peter Jackson… Read more »

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T.I. Does Tour Before Heading To Jail

Convicted rapper T.I., who is set to serve time in prison next month on gun possession charges, has recently launched a 12 city tour to promote his latest album Paper Trail.   The tour, which started Thursday (February 19), is expected to make stops at 12 cities throughout the US before concluding on March 15,… Read more »

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