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Lil’ Wayne And Nivea: A Happy Couple

Pop princess Nivea has come forth to declare that she and Cash Money Millionaire Lil’ Wayne are a serious couple. The singer, who got her big break on Mystikal’s “Danger,” refused to admit that she and Wayne were engaged, as insiders have speculated. But she did acknowledge that the pair was excited to be together… Read more »

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XXL Backs Eminem

XXL magazine has dropped its latest issue, which boasts a cover story that features 50 Cent, Eminem, Dr. Dre and attacks the integrity of rival The Source Magazine. The issue also features a rebuttal to Source co-owner Ray Benzino’s criticisms of the white rapper, who he deems a poster boy for the ills in the… Read more »

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Warlock Records Executive Found Dead

Warlock Records vice president Diana J. Lemchak, 39, and her husband, Gary Clugston, 37, a sound engineer, were found dead in their upstate New York home. The police are investigating the deaths as a murder-suicide, Sgt. John Lynch said. A caller reporting to sounds of gunshots brought police to the residence. Lynch said their were… Read more »

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Ruff Ryders Rides With Virgin

Ruff Ryders Records has inked a distribution deal with Virgin Records for signing new acts and releasing compilations. The Ruff Ryders’ previous distributor, Interscope, will continue to hold the rights to Eve and Jakakiss’ solo material, according to Billboard. Likewise, DMX and his Bloodline imprint will continue dealing with Island Def Jam as they were… Read more »

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The Roots, Skillz On Tour

The Roots are about to embark on a jam-packed, nationwide tour with metaphor monster Skillz (formerly Mad Skillz) and eccentric singer Cody Chestnut. Richmond, VA rapper Skillz said he was excited about performing alongside of the Philadelphia-based band of hip-hop. “Hell yeah, I’m excited. The industry is so shaky now and nobody’s really touring. I’m… Read more »

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Wherehouse Goes Chapter 11

Listing $227.9 million in assets versus $222.5 million in debt, popular music chain Wherehouse Entertainment filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This is second bankruptcy filing for the company in five years. The Associated Press reports that the company—who at one time operated 370 stores—will close 120 stores in the next few months; this is… Read more »

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Rappers Invade Classrooms Nationwide

The lyrics of Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Goodie Mob and The Geto Boyz are being trumpeted along side John Steinbeck, F. Scott Fitzgerald, T.S. Eliot and others. Students on the verge of dropping out at Los Angeles’ Crenshaw High School are being encouraged to stay in school with classes that allow them to dissect the lyrics… Read more »

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Xzibit Rescued From Ocean

Xzibit was rescued Monday at Bondi Beach in Australia after a rip tide carried him out into the Pacific ocean. According to reports, the rapper was out having some fun surfing, when lifeguards saw the rapper having a bit of trouble. Lifeguards set out after the rapper and helped him on a board, getting him… Read more »

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Vivendi Universal Hit With Subpoenas In Murder Inc. Drama

According to the Los Angeles times, federal authorities served grand jury subpoenas at Vivendi Universal’s New York offices this week. The agents were seeking records related to royalties, invoices and other information, in an attempt to find financial ties between Murder Inc.’s Irv Gotti and Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, a convicted Queens, New York drug dealer…. Read more »

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Angie Martinez Pregnant

Hot 97 radio personality Angie Martinez has gone on record admitting to a pregnancy that was speculated for sometime by industry insiders. On Jan. 21, the radio jock-turned-rapper made the announcement live from her radio show. Martinez refused to disclose publicly who the father of her fetus is, but she did state that she was… Read more »

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