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Timbaland Sued By Miami Florist

Super-producer Timbaland will ring in the New Year with a newly processed $11,450 lien against his mansion, courtesy of an ongoing florist bill dispute.   The White Tulip Florist, a company based in Miami Beach, filed legal papers against Timbaland claiming the star purchased $25,850.00 in trees, flowers, and lights from their organization.   According… Read more »

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2008’s Biggest Stories #2: Hip-Hop Artists Rally Around Obama

President-elect Barack Obama’s landmark 2008 presidential run not only galvanized the nation, but ignited a renewed sense of political awareness and music from Hip-Hop artists.                 The noticeable trend began slowly at the end of 2007 through artists such as Common and Talib Kweli, both of whom publicly supported Barack Obama’s then perceived long shot… Read more »

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Economy Delays Jay-Z’s Hotel Business

Jay-Z’s plans to add the title of hotelier to his ever-expanding empire has been halted, the New York Times reports.   The rapper/mogul’s planned J Hotels, which was scheduled to break ground this year, has been postponed indefinitely, as New York’s real estate development market takes a heavy hit.   The luxury hotel was proposed… Read more »

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Talib Kweli’s Blacksmith Music Splits With Warner Bros.

Talib Kweli’s Blacksmith Music imprint has dissolved its distribution arrangement with Warner Brothers Records.   The Brooklyn MC confirmed the split to AllHipHop.com today after rumors surfaced online that he had been released from his contract with the label.   “My label Blacksmith is no longer distributed by Warner Brothers, which means they will not… Read more »

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2008’s Biggest Stories #3: Trick Trick Vs. Yung Berg and The Gay COmmunity

Detroit’s Trick Trick, the self-proclaimed “villain” of Hip-Hop, made himself one of the culture’s biggest talking points this year courtesy of one-sided feuds with Yung Berg and the gay community.           Over the summer, talkative rapper Yung Berg was mercilessly beaten and relieved of his trademark Transformer chain mere moments after stepping into Trick’s Plan… Read more »

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Gully Creeper Creator “Ice” Shot Dead In Jamaica

The Dancehall fraternity suffered a severe loss early Friday morning: Just hours after most celebrated life and love on Christmas day with family and friends, dancer, Ice, was murdered.   “Ice,” real name David Alexander Smith, was best known for his internationally acclaimed “Gully Creeper.”   The dance took the world by storm after Bad Boy’s… Read more »

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Five People Shot After E-40 Concert In Denver

Police in Denver, Colorado are investigating a shootout following an E-40 Concert that left five people wounded last night (December 26).   According to police, the shooting occurred around 2:00 am outside of the club as it closed, after E-40 had performed without incident inside the venue.   Local residents in the area have stated… Read more »

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X-Raided Details Upcoming Unforgiven Projects

Despite serving time in prison, Sacramento, California rapper X-Raided is laying the groundwork for a series of upcoming projects.   In a statement issued from Pleasant Valley State Prison, X-Raided confirmed that he will release another installment of his Unforgiven series with his forthcoming album Eternally Unforgiven.   According to the rapper, the album has… Read more »

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