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Wesely Snipes Rydes with Ruff Ryders

As he experiences success with Blade 2, Wesley Snipes is set to star in "When The Ride Is Ruff," the first film from the Ruff Ryders rap collective. The film will star Wesley and have supporting roles by RR artists like the LOX. Snipes, known for his action roles, plays a motorcycle gang leader framed… Read more »

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Beyond 2002 Super Festival Heats Up

The Beyond 2002 Super Festival will kick off April 12 and will run through the 14th in Miami Florida’s Bicentennial Park next week. The event features top recording artists in hip-hop, alternative rock and electronic music. The event also features three days of extreme sports competitions ranging from the top talent in skate boarding to… Read more »

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SPM Denied Bail

Carlos “South Park Mexican” Coy, was denied bail related to charges to charges of seven counts of sexual assault of a child. A judge in Houston has ordered him to be held in Harris County jail until his trial begins next month. Coy’s lawyer had been attempting to get him released, but the judge struck… Read more »

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Eminem Target Of New Lawsuit

Eminem and Interscope records are the target of a lawsuit in federal court by French composer Jacques Loussier. According to the lawsuit, which was March 28th in New York, Eminem and Interscope used parts of Loussier’s song, "Pulsion." Eminem used portions of the song in his song "Kill You," which appeared on his The Marshall… Read more »

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Lil Flip Shot, Released From Hospital

Wesley "Lil Flip" Weston was shot Wednesday morning in Houston, TX. According to sources, Flip was returning home from a recording studio when a gold car pulled along side and fired shots into his rent-a-car. Flip was treated for a gunshot wound to the side and released from Ben Taub hospital Thursday. No arrests have… Read more »

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Dr. Dre Teams With Coor’s Lite

Recently, producer Dr. Dre inked a deal with brewer Coors and will star in a series of Coor’s Light beer commercials. Coor’s rep Hilary Martin said the company chose Dre because of his "relevance to consumers, particularly urban consumers." She also said Dre was important to the company due to "the growing popularity of hip-hop… Read more »

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Mystikal Sued Over Cajun Sayings

Louisiana inventor Steve Winn is suing Mystikal for copyright infringement for over $1 million dollars. According to MTV, Mystikal is being sued by Steve Winn, the inventor of Cajun in Your Pocket, which is a key battery operated key chain that says six Cajun phrases when pressed. According to the lawsuit, Mystikal used the phrases… Read more »

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Ludacris Gets Snowed Out

New to this year’s Spring Massive Festival is the first ever Snowed Out All-Star Weekend April 5-7, 2002. The three-day event celebrates hip-hop, snowboarding and the fusion of these two cultures. Headlined by a concert with rapper Ludacris and a Pro Halfpipe Jam expected to include such notables as Danny Kass, J.J. Thomas, Todd Richards… Read more »

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Eve and Free Rep at V-day

Saturday March 30, at the Apollo Theatre, rappers Eve and Free will join the cast of “V-Day Harlem 2002,” an assistance program for victims of domestic violence. The two ladies of hip-hop plan to appear along side of stars like Naiomi Campbell, Faith Evans, Kim Coles, Lynn Whitfield and Rosario Dawson. Eve, who also made… Read more »

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The Death Of A Legend, Eric Wright: 1963-1995

Today (March 26) marks the 7 year anniversary of the passing of the legendary Eric "Eazy E" Wright. Eazy E passed away from complications due to advanced HIV. Eazy E, who is credited by many for bringing what the mainstream media has called "Gangsta Rap" to commercial acclaim was just 31 years old when he… Read more »

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Dr Dre to Pitch Coor’s Beer

Recently, producer Dr. Dre inked a deal with brewer Coors and will make his debut in a series of Coor’s Light beer commercials. Coor’s rep Hilary Martin said, in a statement, the company chose Dre because of his "relevance to consumers, particularly urban consumers." She also said Dre was important to the company due to… Read more »

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There’s More Than Terror In Malaysia

Hip-Hop in Malaysia? Correct. Malaysia, which is now becoming familiar to American’s as an alleged breeding ground for terrorists and Osama Bin Laden’s Al Qaida network, is also home to multi-platinum Malaysian hip-hop group, Too Phat. A new compilation is in the works to showcase the Malaysian hip-hop scene. The compilation, titled The Phat Family,… Read more »

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Rapsheet Founder To Release Book On L.A. Riots

The Los Angeles Riots: Three Decades of Revolution , a factual collection of essays, will be released on April 29, 2002–the 10th anniversary of 1992 acquittal and rioting, with the aim of creating a unique oral history of experience and viewpoints on civil unrest. Two decades earlier Watts had burned with the rage of a… Read more »

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Black Sheep Reunite

Dres and Mr. Long (formerly Mr. Lawgne) have reunited as Black Sheep and will be releasing a new LP titled "Same Sheep, Different Day." Their first single, "Havin’ Fun Wit It," is currently being serviced to radio. This is the group’s first album since 1994’s since 1994’s Non-Fiction. Black Sheep’s debut, "Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing,"… Read more »

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