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Nas Teams With Youssou N’Dour For Remix

Hip-Hop star Nas is among a group of high profile artists donating remixes of Youssou N’Dour’s track “Wake Up” in support of creating awareness surrounding critical health issues in Africa.   Nas is part of IntraHealth’s Open initiative, which engages technology, health leaders and students to innovate new technologies to make health care more affordable… Read more »

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J Dilla Remembered 3 Years Later

Three years ago today (February 10), Hip-Hop culture lost one of its most innovative and influential producers in Detroit’s James Dewitt Yancey, AKA J Dilla.   Blessed with strong musical genes from an opera singer mother and jazz bassist father, Dilla started collecting vinyl at the tender age of 2.   The aspiring producer made… Read more »

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Snoop Dogg Inks Global Deal With MTV

Even while the details of his Interscope separation are being finalized, West Coast ambassador Snoop Dogg is moving forward on a unique partnership with MTV.   First up will be “Dogg After Dark,” an MTV variety talk show with Snoop handling hosting duties.   The show takes place from the Kress nightclub, located on LA’s… Read more »

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2008 Rick Ross Legal Documents Hit the Net

Rick Ross’ self-proclaimed drug kingpin and gang affiliated background took another hit today (February 9) as more illuminating documents made the rounds on the Miami native’s criminal past.             The Smoking Gun, the same website that initially broke the story on Ross’ officer background last summer, disclosed a detailed deposition between Officer Rey Hernandez and… Read more »

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Lil Wayne Collects Four Grammy Awards

On a night filled with emotion, memorable performances and legal drama, Lil Wayne emerged as a multiple winner Sunday (Feb. 8) during the 51st annual Grammy Awards.   The rapper, who received eight nominations, was honored with three Grammys for best rap album, best rap song (“Lollipop” featuring Static Major) and best rap solo performance… Read more »

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