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Samuel L. Jackson Talks Rapper Actors

In recent interviews Samuel L. Jackson has dissed the hip-hop community by stating he will no longer work with rappers turned actors, but after filming movies with Eve and L.L. Cool J, respectively, the veteran actor has nearly contradicted, and he now offers an explanation. Originally, Jackson said, as a classically trained thesbian, it was… Read more »

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LL Cool J Tops Charts

LL Cool J’s “Luv You Better,” is the 17 year veteran’s first number one hit since he topped the charts in 1987 with his classic, “I Need Love.” The single is also the biggest selling single of the rappers career. “The overwhelming success of Luv You Better is a testament to just how topical and… Read more »

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Popular Hip-Hop Icon To Be Roasted

Rudy Ray Moore, best known as Dolemite , is on a mission to help a Los Angeles based non-profit charity dedicated to helping locals. He has signed on as the pitchman for “From The Bottom Up Foundation” and will kick off the 1st Annual Rudy Ray Moore Celebrity Roast Benefit where Moore will be roasted…. Read more »

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Virgin Calls Rap ‘Processed Crap’

U.K.’s Virgin Radio has condemned R&B & hip-hop music as “processed crap.” Virgin has developed a list of acts that DJ’s cannot play or even mention. “Yes, saying R’n’B & rap is ‘processed crap’ is a sweeping statement. But we are just clearly defining ourselves,” Virgin Radio program director, Paul Jackson said. Virgin Radio is… Read more »

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Man Fatally Stabbed At Nelly Concert

On Friday, October 18, violence erupted at a Nelly concert at the Coors Amphitheater in Chula Vista, California, where one victim died and another remains hospitalized. Faitamai Taunuu, 30, died Saturday of multiple stab wounds he suffered in an attack during the concert and another fan, Sean Bowers, 27, was also stabbed, but remains in… Read more »

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Rap Station Goes Wireless

Rapstation.com and Engineered Wireless Solution, Inc. have partnered in a business venture aimed at bringing technology into urban communities. The hip-hop Website founded by Public Enemy front man Chuck D and EWS have formed a corporation by the name of North American Initiative LLC, based in Atlanta, home of EWS. The corporation plans on partnering… Read more »

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Baby Enjoying Success

Baby, CEO of Cash Money, is enjoying radio success with his record "Do That," which features fellow CEO, P.Diddy. "Do That" is the #1 most added song at Crossover Radio and the #2 most added song at Urban Radio. "Do That" is receiving heavy rotation in Nashville, Boston, Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC, Miami (99 Jamz),… Read more »

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Hopeful Texas Senator Comes Under Fire

Ron Kirk, who is campaigning to be the first African-American Senator from the state of Texas, has come under fire from the state’s Attorney General and the state’s largest law enforcement group. Attorney General General John Cornyn has criticized Kirk for attending the Hip-Hop Summit in Dallas with D.O.C. and Russell Simmons. Both Kirk and… Read more »

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Del, Planet Asia on Cali Comm Tour

Prepare for underground paradise. The Cali-Comm concert tour has been booked and is coming to a city near you. The tour sponsored by CA-Om Records kicked off last week and features hip-hop acts such as Del The Funky Homosapien, People Under The Stairs, Motion Man with Kustmasta Kurt, Skhoolyard featuring Planet Asia and Lifesavas. The… Read more »

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Man Shot And Killed At Def Jam Listening Party

On Thursday, October 17, a man was shot and killed in a popular Latin music and dance club co-owned by Jennifer Lopez, Jimmy Smits and Paul Rodriguez. The Conga Room was reportedly having a Def Jam listening party for LL Cool J when there was a physical altercation between two men at approximately 11:45pm inside… Read more »

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Shade Shiest Getting Illegal Help?

California hip-hop radio station Power 106(KPWR) has come under fire as rapper Shade Shiest has garnered generous amounts of airtime on the station where the executive producer of his album, Damion Young, also works as a senior programming and artist relations executive. In a report in the L.A. Times by Chuck Phillips, the reporter explores… Read more »

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NO ID Gets Cozy With Def Jam

Veteran Chi-Town Producer NO I.D. has inked a 3-album production deal with Def Jam/ Def Soul Records for his Face the Music imprint. The producer, who is best know for his early work with Common, has also landed a publishing deal with Chrysalis Music. The first artist to be released on Face the Music will… Read more »

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Funkmaster Flex Gets Restrained By Judge

As a result of a clash with a radio personality from a rival station, a New York judge issued a restraining order against Funkmaster Flex on Wednesday. Flex, a Hot 97 DJ/radio personality, has also been charged with third degree assault and harassment—both misdemeanors. The restraining order and charges stem from a confrontation Flex had… Read more »

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Master Fuol Readies Album

Skillionaire Enterprises will be releasing the highly anticipated album E.R.A.M. “The Epitome of Raw Animal Magnetism” from MTV’s Lyricist Lounge alumni, the Brownsville kid, Master Fuol. Master Fuol, self-proclaimed Rudy Ray Moore of the rap game, drops lyrics on the 18 track offering about what he likes and responds to: women, music, partying, drinking and… Read more »

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