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‘Platinum’ Star Believes In Show

Last night (April 14), the highly-touted dramatic series ‘Platinum’ made its prime-time debut. The hip-hop drama stars Onyx’s Sticky Fingaz, Jason George and a budding actress – 19-year-old Davetta Sherwood. ‘Platinum’ is a dramatic family saga based on two brothers, Jackson and Grady Ellis (played by Jason George and Sticky Fingaz), who own and manage… Read more »

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Suge Knight Denies Ties To Cannibal Rapper

Suge Knight has denied allegations that Death Row provided drugs to Anton "Big Lurch" Singleton, who is charged with the grizzly murder of a 21 year-old Los Angeles, California area woman. "I don’t know this guy…. Nobody from our company knows this guy," Knight told Reuters. "I never even heard the guy rap…a lot of… Read more »

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Death Row, Stress Free Named In Cannibal Rapper Case

The mother of a woman murdered by rapper Antron "Big Lurch" Singleton has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Los Angeles, California Superior Court. On Friday (April 11), Carolyn Stinson named Death Row Records, Stress Free Records and two company employee’s in a wrongful death lawsuit. Stinson said that Singleton’s label provided drugs "to encourage… Read more »

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Universal Music Seeking To Sell To Microsoft/Apple?:

Vivendi Universal’s stock rose today after reports claiming the world’s second-largest media group was in talks to sell its music division. Vivendi Universal, which includes such labels as Def Jam, MCA, Motown, Universal Records and Interscope and is also home to such acts as Ashanti, Ja-Rule, Eminem, Nelly, 50 Cent, Limp Bizkit, Elton John, U2,… Read more »

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College Wants To Halt 50 Show

Citing safety concerns, officials in Ohio are urging the University of Miami-OH to cancel a scheduled performance by 50 Cent later this month. The show is sold out and city manager Jane Howington fears violence could erupt if individuals show up at the door attempting to buy tickets for the show. On Friday, a spokesperson… Read more »

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Diddy’s New Movie

Hip-hop impresario Sean “P.Diddy” Combs has been tapped to star as blues musician Robert Johnson in a HBO Films feature, which will begin production in September. Johnson was labeled “King of Delta Blues,” in spite of recording only 29 songs prior to dying at the age of 27. The film will be shot on location… Read more »

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Naughty Cancels Africa Show Due To War

Naughty By Nature was planning to go back to Africa as they had previously in 2001’s historical concert in Nigeria. However the group and their rap crew unanimously voted against a planned performance in Ghana later this month because of the war-like climate in the world. The U.S.-led war on Iraq may not completely prevent… Read more »

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Man Tries Stealing Slick Rick’s Identity

A Raleigh, North Carolina man was charged with the identity theft of Slick Rick Walters, the jailed legendary rapper, after he attempted a series of fraudulent transactions and actual impersonations. Twenty-eight-year-old Steven Glenn was arrested and charged with seven counts of fraud, three counts of forgery, two counts of obtaining property under false pretenses, and… Read more »

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Somebody Shoots At Snoop Dogg And Bodyguards

Unknown assailants fired shots at rapper Snoop Dogg and his entourage yesterday as they were traveling in Los Angeles, according to reports. Police reports dispatched last night (April 10) that one of the rapper’s bodyguards – a police officer – was shot in the melee, but Snoop escaped without harm. The rapper was traveling with… Read more »

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Jam Master Jay Bio In Stores

A journalist has written a biography of the late DJ Jam Master Jay of Run-DMC fame, which is currently available in stores. “Jam Master Jay: The Heart Of Hip-Hop,” penned by Chicago-based scribe David E. Thigpen, who is a writer for Time magazine. Thigpen said he ventured through Jay’s Queens stomping grounds and managed to… Read more »

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Ras Kass Is Still On The Run, And Selling T-Shirts?

While Priority Records’ recording artist Ras Kass remains a fugitive from justice, that hasn’t slowed him down any in his campaign to procure a release from his recording contract. Aside from recent freestyle releases, such as "R.A.S.," a boisterous declaration of his freedom from Priority Records set to the beat from Noreaga’s "N.O.R.E.," Ras Kass… Read more »

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ODB Changes Name To Dirt McGirt

Ol’ Dirt Dog has done it again. ODB, the charismatic and often troubled member of Wu Tang has changed his name again – this time to Dirt McGirt ODB. The rapper has assumed a variety of monikers including the infamous Big Baby Jesus to Ason to God Unique to Joe Bananas to Osiris. “He’s changed… Read more »

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G-Unit Records Signs With Interscope

50 Cent has signed his G-Unit Records to Interscope and intends to drop an album by the crew of the same name before year’s end. “First I drop my album, and people pay attention,” 50 Cent said in a statement. “Now that I got their attention, I’m gonna drop the next s**t on them –… Read more »

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Tupac Amaru Foundation Establishes Scholarship

Afeni Shakur, mother of slain rapper Tupac, donated $10,000 dollars to a community college in North Carolina to establish a scholarship in his grandmother’s name The Rosa Bell Williams scholarship was given to Robeson Community College on behalf of the Tupac Amaru Foundation. The check was presented yesterday (April 8) after Afeni Shakur was interviewed… Read more »

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