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Sista Souljah To Speak

Political activist Sister Souljah will speak at the University Of Rochester this Wednesday (March 19). Souljah’s address, "Inspiring Women For The 21st Century," will be held in Strong Auditorium at the River Campus. Admission is free for University Of Rochester students, while the general public will pay $5. Souljah is the executive director of Sean… Read more »

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DJ Quik’s Visualism In Stores

DJ Quik’s highly anticipated DVD, "Visualism" hit stores on Tuesday, March 11. The DVD looks at Quik’s creative process in the recording studio. "I wasn’t born into music," Quik told AllHiphop.com. "I always had a feel for it but I had to learn it." The DVD features Quik’s new bald headed hairstyle, tour footage, Quik’s… Read more »

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Various Rappers Speak Against War

As war with Iraq seems imminent, rappers have come forward to express their anti-war sentiments. Former Run-DMC front man Rev. Run is planning an untitled all-star antiwar record. Internet company UBO.com is planning one as well. Their single, "Raise Your Hands…Not In Our Name," will be available for free download at midnight on March 14…. Read more »

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Fabolous, Lil Kim Debut High, Cannot Unseat 50 Cent

Rapper Fabolous’ sophomore album, Street Dreams debuted at # 3 on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums Chart today, coming in ahead of the weeks other big debut, Lil Kim’s La Belle Mafia. Kim moved 166,000 grabbing the number 5 slot from Freeway, who had the position last week with his debut, Philadelphia Freeway. Kim’s sophomore set… Read more »

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50 Cent Hits The Road

50 Cent, who still sits on top of Billboard’s Top 200 Album’s chart after 5 weeks out, is planning to take his show on the road. 50 announced that he will embark on a 29 date tour, starting April 1st in Denver, Colorado. The tour will wind down with two dates in Detroit, Michigan with… Read more »

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Queen Latifah Shines On Silver Screen

"Bringing Down the House," Queen Latifah’s spoof on race relations in America hit home with audiences in North America. The comedy brought in $31.7 million dollars in its debut weekend, making it the highest debuting movie over the weekend. The movie, which has drawn criticism as being stereotypical, bested the closest competitor, "Tears of The… Read more »

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Chris Lighty Takes Violator And Mobb Deep To Jive

Chris Lighty was named Senior Vice President of Jive Records last week. Violator Records, Lighty’s record label, will be distributed by Jive. Under the new deal, Violator/Jive Records will release former Loud Records group Mobb Deep, in August. "I expect to continue my learning curve here at Jive. The talent this label has on the… Read more »

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Master P Stalker Sentenced To Prison

Antwan Kevin Baker, 32, pleaded guilty yesterday (March 7) to stalking No Limit mogul Master P. Baker was sentenced to one year in the county jail and ordered to stay away from Master P for the next ten years. Baker was also sentenced to three years probation. While Baker didn’t state why he stalked him,… Read more »

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Def Jam And Congo Room Hit With Lawsuit

Def Jam and popular Latin dance club Conga Room, which is co-owned by Jennifer Lopez, were hit with a lawsuit by the mother of a shooting victim who claims there wasn’t enough security at the party where he was shot and killed. Jerry Bonds, who was also a suspect in the murder of Tupac Shakur,… Read more »

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Lil Buddy Sentenced To Federal Prison

Andre "Lil Buddy" Locke was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in federal prison for robbing the Vermillion State Bank in Rosemount, Minnesota in 2001. Locke, who drove away in a stolen blue Audi and crashed it into a tree during the subsequent chase, was also convicted of stealing the car. According to family members, Locke… Read more »

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Eminem Hosts ‘8 Mile’ Contest, Party

Eminem will host an “8 Mile DVD Launch Party” in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan on March 13th. The party celebrates the DVD release of Eminem’s critically acclaimed box office smash. Xzibit, D-12 and others are scheduled to peform at the event, which will take place at St. Andrews Hall in the rapperÂ’s native land…. Read more »

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Gun Charges Against Fabolous Dismissed

Gun charges against Fabolous were dismissed yesterday (March 5) in a Brooklyn Criminal court. Fabolous was charged with with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in January, after police found two guns in a car he was a passenger in. The previous day, he was also charged with making an illegal U-turn in… Read more »

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Luke Hit With Felony Charge, Says He’s Innocent

After winning charges against a Dorchester County, South Carolina woman in November, rapper Luke Campbell has been hit with fresh charges, this time by the Dorchester County officials. An arrest warrant was issued for Campbell yesterday (March 5.) on a felony charge of presenting or participating in an obscene performance, because the show allegedly featured… Read more »

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Tribe Called Quest Still In Talks For Reunion

Fans of A Tribe Called Quest may see their wish for a reunion granted, provided that group can see eye to eye with their record label, Jive Records. "Every label has their faults and every artist has their faults to a point," Phife told Gabriel Dance during an interview with the Rocky Mountain Collegian. "But… Read more »

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