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More Troubles For Hip-Hop Unity Festival

The Hip-Hop Unity Festival is having more troubles. This time the organizers have moved the show from the Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles to the smaller LA Sports Arena (which holds 17,000 compared to the Coliseum, which holds a shit load of people with 55,000 seats). The promoters moved the showto weather concerns, not because… Read more »

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KRS-One Lands A&R Gig

KRS-One, has a new job title. He is the new Vice President of A&R for Reprise Records, who must be trying to increase their share of the Hip-Hop market. His new office is in Burbank California. He started two weeks ago and reports to David Kahne, senior VP of A&R at Reprise, and he will… Read more »

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Ol Dirty Court Case Switched

Ol Dirty’s court case has been switched, due to scheduling conflicts. The date has been pushed from October 27th to Nov. 17. Kevin Barnes, who is Ol Dirt’s lawyer, had a scheduling conflict with another client, and filed the motion to have the date rescheduled in Beverly Hills. Ol Dirty has pleaded not guilty to… Read more »

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Jeru Shopping Material

Have you been wondering the where abouts of Jeru The Damaja lately? Well, aside from the newly formed group, Psychic Union, sources tell us he was seen at Rawkus Records shopping his material around. He also took over the production tasks that Primo once held, and he also drew up a fifteen page marketing plan… Read more »

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Keith Murray Calls In

Keith Murray has been heard…He called into Buc-Wild and Star’s Player Hater Line. No one had heard from him for the past month, when he went AWOL instead of showing up to prison to start a three year bid. When he didn’t show, the same judge ordered him re-arrested, and set his bail at $2… Read more »

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Profile Bought By Arista

Pioneering Hip-Hop label Profile Records has been snatched up by Major Label Arista Records. Profile’s first record was It’s Like That from Run-D.M.C., which was also the first gold album from a Hip-Hop group. This deal should be good for some of the groups signings, which include Camp Lo, DJ Quik, and one of Quik’s… Read more »

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Wu-Tang Hit With Lawsuit

Wu-Tang was hit with another lawsuit. This time they are accused of battery, false imprisonment, and defamation, among other allegations. The plaintiff in the lawsuit, Bridget Gray, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles. Gray is suing for an incident in which she alleges that members of the Wu-Tang Clan… Read more »

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Outkast’s Aquemini Receives 5 Mics

Outkast’s new release, Aquemini (pronounced ah-qwem-in-eye) has received 5 Mics in The Source. Aquemini shipped Gold and is expected to surpass their first two releases in sales, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (1994) 1 million and ATLiens (1996) 1.5 million. The first single from Aquemini “Rosa Parks” was shipped to radio and is scheduled for adds Oct. 12th. The… Read more »

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Fat Joe To Help Raise Money

Fat Joe, in association with Hot 97, The El Patio Night Club, and the Hip-Hop Has Heart Foundation will be doing a charity event benefiting areas in the Caribbean that were hit hard by Hurricane George. It is a dinner and music event, which is being held October 6th at 9:00 PM, will feature a… Read more »

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Fredro Starr Invades The Big Screen

Fredro Starr, of Onyx, is hitting the screen along side Forest Whitaker, Usher and Vanessa Williams. Light It Up, the Craig Bolotin film that is being called an urban Breakfast Club meets Taps, according to Variety Magazine. It is to begin shooting in Chicago next month.

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Ol Dirty Thrown Out Of HOB

Seems Like Ol Dirt Mcgirt just can’t stay out of trouble. While he was out in Hollywood, watching the performance of Des’ree, ODB was thrown out of the club for being "drunk, disorderly, and annoying other patrons." House Of Blues security came to take ODB out of the club, and he threatened to come back… Read more »

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Shaq Party Shot Up

Shaquille O’Neal escaped injury this past weekend, when the party he was throwing to promote his new album, was shot up. Aldo’s Nightclub was hosting a listening party, when gunfire erupted outside of the club. 7 men, aged 19-32, were taken into custody and charged with various crimes from assault with a firearm to participation… Read more »

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Suge Knight May See Release

Imprisoned Death Row CEO Marion "Suge" Knight, may be a free man after serving 2 years of a 9 year sentence for violation of probation in the beating of the now deceased Orlando Anderson, in front of the MGM Grand Hotel in Vegas, which led to the death of Tupac Shakur. A California appellate court… Read more »

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Did Wyclef Do It?

Rappages editors are now claiming that Wyclef Jean admitted to pulling a gun on Blaze editor Jesse Washington, in a New York studio. The Staff writer claims that Clef also said the gun was not loaded. Spokespeople at Wyclef’s management firm, Das Communications would not elaborate on this new twist to the situation, only saying… Read more »

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Q-Tip Accused Of Assault

Rapper Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest (who recently broke up), is the latest rapper to be accused of assault. Apparently Q-Tip who was with Leonardo DiCaprio became aggitated when the Papparazi took pictures. The victim claims that Tip roughed him up, and that he has photographs from another Papparazi, who took pictures of the… Read more »

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