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Black Panther Party Launches Label, Clothing Company

The Black Panther Party has launched a record label, Black Panther Records, which focuses on putting out socially conscious rap music. The party aims to spread their message via rap Oakland rap group F.U.G.I.T.I.V.E.S, who released their album All Of Us. F.U.G.I.T.I.V.E.S stands for The Future Under the Guidance of True Individuals Who Visualize Every… Read more »

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Koch Responds To Haystak Comments

Koch has responded to recent allegations by rapper Haystack that the label "mutilated" his product. In a recent interview with AllHipHop.com, Haystacks compared his relationship with Koch to that of a battered woman. "It was thanks to KOCH/In The Paint that Def Jam knew who Haystak was," the label told AllHipHop.com in a statement. "Our… Read more »

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Juvenile Arrested In New Orleans

New Orleans police arrested Juvenile and three other men today (Jan. 29) on drug possession charges, after cocaine and marijuana were found in the rental car they were traveling in. Juvenile, whose real name is Terius Gray, 27, Darrell Mitchell, 30, Alvin Gus, 29 and Morris Pete, 39, each faces a charge of possession of… Read more »

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Suge Knight Comes To The Aid Of Two Families

Suge Knight, founder and CEO of Tha Row, is assisting two families in dealing with the murder of two young children. Two year old Osvaldo Martinez was killed at a Burger King in Pomona, while seven-year-old Horace Ray Ferguson was shot in the front yard of his grandmother’s home on Monday, January 20th. Knight is… Read more »

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Funk Flex Releases Custom Driving Shoe

DJ Funkmaster Flex has teamed up with Lugz to create the first urban driving shoe, designed for sneaker and car enthusiasts. The popular DJ helped design the Funkmaster Flex FMF1, which will be released this week. "I’m really excited to do something that’s never been done before," Flex told AllHipHop.com. "I’m extremely happy about the… Read more »

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Percee P’s Makin’ It Personal

Bronx rhyming vet Percee P is one of indie rap’s top do-it-yourselfers. The verbal flamethrower known for swift and intricate rhyme schemes actually peddles his album directly to the consumer. Check the sidewalk near New York’s Fat Beats and you’ll probably find him hawking Now and Then, his greatest hits CD. “I make them myself,”… Read more »

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Former Priority Chairman Prepares Rutger Park DVD

Former Priority Records head Bryan Turner’s new company, MELEE has entered into a joint venture deal with DreamWorks to release DVD’s, that will be distributed by Universal Music & Video Distribution (UMVD). The first release under the new deal will be "Entertainer’s Basketball Classic At Rucker Park: The Second Season," due March 4. It is… Read more »

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Sirius Satellite Radio Launches New Hip-Hop Channels

Users of satellite radio service Sirius recently announced that they are expanding their music and entertainment lineup, starting February 3rd. The network will launch eight new music streams, two of which cater to hip-hop enthusiasts. "Planet Rhyme," which will be on Channel 41, will feature the international sound of hiphop, while "Wax" on Channel 42,… Read more »

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‘The Message’ Placed In Historical Archives

Grandmaster Flash and The Furious 5’s 1982 record "The Message," was one of the first 50 recordings placed in the The National Recording Registry today (Jan. 27). The Registry was created by Congress to preserve recordings of historical and cultural significance. "The Message" joins Thomas Edison’s first recordings, President Roosevelt’s "fireside chats," and Scott Joplin’s… Read more »

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Eminem’s Oscar Buzz: Is He Being Snubbed?

Universal Pictures has started an ad campaign on behalf of Eminem’s hit movie, "8 Mile," in various trade magazines and in New York and Los Angeles trade newspapers, aimed at the voting body of Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the group that votes on Oscars. The body is now casting their ballots for… Read more »

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Jay-Z And 50 Cent Alive And Well

Pranksters sent a wave of fear through the hip-hop community via a fake CNN website, which reported that rappers 50 Cent and Jay-Z were murdered. "Jay-Z is in f*cking Switzerland right now," Russell Simmons told AllHipHop.com. "This sh*t isn’t true. 50 Cent was just on New York radio too." The URL was cleverly designed to… Read more »

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Councilman To Lead Protest Against R. Kelly

A Brooklyn, New York city councilman will lead a protest in front of Hot 97 today (Jan. 26) to have embattled R&B singer R. Kelly removed from the radio stations playlist. Councilman James Davis, who is also a former police officer, said that he is targeting the radio stations to send a message. "We all… Read more »

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