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AHH Stray News: Rapper Eve Starring ‘In Numb3rs’

Philadelphia rapper/actress Eve will star in an upcoming episode of CBS’ series Numb3rs. During the episode, Eve plays a representative at a sneaker company who becomes a suspect, after a pair of valuable sneakers is stolen and passed through the hands of a criminal network. Numb3rs is a drama centered around an FBI agent and… Read more »

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German-Palestinian Rapper’s Tour of West Bank Sparks Controversy

The government of Germany is facing criticism for sponsoring a West Bank tour featuring militant, German-Palestinian rapper Massiv.   Massiv, real name Wassim Taha, is viewed as one of the more popular and controversial emcees from Germany.   His songs heavily critique social discrimination and advocate armed revolution.   The rapper has refered to Al-Qaeda… Read more »

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T.I. Mentoring Students In Macon, Georgia

In a continuing effort to focus his court-appointed community service sentence towards the youth, rapper T.I. will be on hand Tuesday (December 23) to speak to a group of students who almost lost their local community center this month.   The Grand Hustler/Atlantic Records artist will help the children at Booker T. Washington Community Center… Read more »

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John Forte Plans Youth Outreach, Friend Kweli Celebrates His Release

Grammy winning producer and rapper John Forte was released today (December 22) after serving seven years in prison on a drug smuggling conviction.   The rapper gained his freedom after singer Carly Simon, Utah Senator Orrin Hatch and others assisted in getting the rapper’s conviction commuted via a pardon from President George Bush.   Forte… Read more »

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Chicago Rappers Unite; Remake ‘Self Destruction’

A group of Chicago rappers have come together to create the second modern take on the 1989 empowerment posse cut “Self-Destruction.”   The new version, released yesterday (Dec 19), features Syleena Johnson, Twista, Crucial Conflict, Phil G, Kenny Bogus, Straw, Pugs Atomz, and KRS-One, who’s Stop The Violence Movement inspired the original song.   “Self… Read more »

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2008’s Biggest Stories: Runners Up

1. The N***er Controversy N***er. An ugly word and a lightning rod, to be sure, especially in light of Barack’s historic run.  It came front and center when legendary rapper Nas decided to title his album just that-N***er.  Despite more than one precedent of media with that title, including civil rights activist Dick Gregory’s autobiography,… Read more »

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