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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¬óboth 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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Iverson Displays Lyrical Ability In New Commercial

Allen Iverson will display his lyrical ability for the first time on television during Reebok’s latest advertising campaign for Iverson’s sneaker, Answer 6. Iverson shares the spotlight with Lox member Jadakiss during the commercial. The commercial’s will premiere on Rap City next Wednesday (Oct. 23) and will then air on eight different networks the following… Read more »

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Eminem Turns 30, Prepares Movie And Album

Eminem, who is gearing up for the theatrical release of his debut movie, "8 Mile," turns 30 tomorrow (October 17). Em, who stars opposite Kim Basinger in the new movie, recently popped up at Michigan State University following a screening of the movie. As the credits were rolling playing the last song, "Lose Yourself," the… Read more »

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Lil Flip’s Major Label Debut Strikes Gold

Lil Flip’s major label debut, Undaground Legend has been certified gold by the RIAA as of October 10. The album hit stores August 27 and debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200 chart and #4 on the Hip-Hop/R&B chart. According to Soundscan, Undaground Legend moved almost 70,000 copies in the first week. The double album… Read more »

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Rappers Have Strong Presence At Fashion Awards

Rappers had more presence than ever at this year’s VH-1 Vogue Fashion Awards. The event, which was hosted by "Will & Grace" star Debra Messing, mixed music with fashion and honored the trendsetters in the fashion world. Ruff Ryder’s First Lady Eve snagged a VH-1 Vogue fashion award for best break through artist while P…. Read more »

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Cali Rappers Organize Scene Vs. Scene Battle

A group of rappers and breakers from San Jose will battle rappers from the Bay Area on Saturday, October 19. The idea is the brain child of a San Jose promoter witnessed a group of local rappers freestyling and contacted people about a "scene vs. scene" battle. The event, titled Sick N’ Tired 2 will… Read more »

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