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LL Cool J Is A Free Agent

LL Cool J will drop his final album in a ten album deal with Def Jam. Cool J, who has been signed to Def Jam for the entire span of his career and was the first artist to release a record on the Def Jam logo, is a free agent after his album, 10 drops…. Read more »

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Rick James Joins Nocturnal Rage On Remix

Seattle based hip-hop group Nocturnal Rage, has hit the underground scene with their debut single, "Miss Mary Jane," from their self-titled CD on Noc on Wood Records/City Hall. The group is performing and promoting the track around the country and are anticipating even more heat with the remix, which features funk icon Rick James. The… Read more »

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Grey Goose Adds Tour Dates For West Coast

Vodka company Grey Goose has extended it’s tour itinerary, adding dates that will take the tour to the West Coast. The tour features Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Lil Jon and The Eastside Boyz, 8 Ball & MJG, Lady May and Now City. The tour has sold out venues across the country according to Lee Einsidler, the Vice… Read more »

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Zulu Nation Celebrates Hip-Hop’s 28th Anniversary

The Universal Zulu Nation will celebrate the official anniversary of hip-hop culture November 8-10 in New York City. The annual event is recognized throughout the world as the longest running tribute to hip-hop music and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. The event pays homage not only to hip-hop, but to the pioneers… Read more »

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Slick Rick Takes His Case To The White House

Slick Rick’s record label, Island/Def Jam Music Group, recently hired a Washington lobbyist to argue the rapper’s case to the White House and to politicians. However, those efforts have been “temporarily suspended” while other plans are considered to try to free the rapper from a Florida jail. Slick Rick has been held in a detention… Read more »

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36 Mafia Ready New Albums

Three 6 Mafia were recently in Atlanta for a concert hosted by V-103. DJ Paul dropped in to Greg Street’s 6 o’clock evening show and revealed that they have formed a new group with former No Limit rapper Fiend. Da Headbussaz will be release their album Dats How It Happens To’M tomorrow, October 15 through… Read more »

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Man’s Fate Rests On Bone Thug-N-Harmony Track

A song by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony shouldn’t have been allowed into evidence as jurors contemplated sending a man to his death, a lawyer in Jefferson County, Missouri argued on Thursday. Michael Tisius was convicted in June 2000 for the murders of two people and his lawyer, Deborah Wafer argued that the state failed to show a… Read more »

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Sugar Hill Studios Burns Down

A fire destroyed legendary Sugar Hill Studios in New Jersey yesterday morning. The studio, which was home to many rap artists over the years, is believed to have recorded one of the first rap albums in history, by the Sugar Hill Gang almost 23 years ago, as well as recording influential records by Grandmaster Flash… Read more »

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LL Cool J Rocks New York City

LL Cool J rocked Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City on Wednesday, 10/9. The rap veteran performed in front of a capacity crowd, commanding the stage with just a DJ for well over an hour. The show, which was packed with mostly screaming females and some thugged out types, was in support of LL’s tenth… Read more »

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DJ Rob Swift Readies Latest Album

Former X-Men/X-ecutioner DJ Rob Swift’s first single, "Interview with Colored Man" featuring Supernatural and Radar recently hit stores shelves. The B-side: "2 3 Break" features Klever and Melo-D. The single is from Rob Swift’s latest album, Sound Event. Sound Event features a freestyle by the legendary Supernatural, who spits a verse off the head based… Read more »

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DMX Says, ‘Dame Said, I Beat Jay’

In his soon-to-be released autobiography, E.A.R.L.: The autobiography of DMX, DMX claims that Dame Dash admitted X defeated Jay-Z in a battle of the then unsigned emcees, which took place in The Bronx. X says the Roc C.E.O. was talking with Darrin Dean, C.E.O. of Ruff Ryders, after the cipher and told him, “Yo, your… Read more »

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DMX, Scarface, Naughty By Nature Support Artist Empowerment

On October 28th, the Artist Empowerment Coalition (AEC) will kick off its first benefit concert in a series that will continue through 2003. Artists scheduled to perform include legendary Stevie Wonder, DMX, Roberta Flack, Faith Evans, Montell Jordan, Scarface, Naughty by Nature, Hezekiah Walker, Doug E. Fresh and many others. The coalition plans to use… Read more »

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Sinead O’Conner Bans Eminem

Pop star Sinead O’conner has banned Eminem from her household. O’Conner recently said that she banned Eminem because of the effects that his raps had on her 15 year old son. O’Conner said that Eminem’s album was the only time she took an album away from her son. Sinead said that her son had what… Read more »

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Chuck D., Afrika Bambaataa, Lend Support For New Jersey Show

New Jersey’s Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will present "Alternate Routes: World Festival VI presents Planet Hip Hop," a four-day, international festival, which organizers bill as a high-energy celebration of the creators and master practitioners of Hip Hop movement. Taking place Thursday October 31 through November 2, the festival will feature hip-hop icon Chuck D., who… Read more »

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