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KRS-One And Lugz Team Up

Lugz Footwear announces a sponsorship pact with legendary rap artist KRS-One to bring forth an event celebrating the worldwide phenomenon known as Hip-Hop. The 8-day event, known as Hip-Hop Appreciation Week, will take place from May 14-21, 2001. The message that will be honed at various events during the week will be concentrated on a… Read more »

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Eminem Gets Hefty Child Support Bill

A Michigan Circuit court agency recommended that Eminem pay $142,480 a year or $2,740 per week in child support to his soon to be ex-wife, Kim Mathers. Kim and Eminem agreed in March to have joint custody of their 5 year old daughter, Hailie Jade. It was also recommended that Eminem pay an extra $156… Read more »

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Prince Ital Joe Killed In Car Accident

A cast of the Southern California entertainment industry’s rank and file, which included Steven Seagal, paid their respects at Los Angeles Forest Lawn to the ragga mic-controller Prince Ital Joe, who Dr. Dre heralded as "the true Rasta reggae rapper." Prince Ital Joe died on an Arizona highway May 16, while en route to his… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Summit Agenda Announced

Russell Simmons, organizer of the Hip-Hop Summit that will bring together the entertainment industry to address the serious issues abounding in hip hop, today announced the four major points to be addressed in the meetings that are being scheduled at the June 12-13th event in New York City. Simmons also named the key people who… Read more »

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Keith Murray Released

Keith Murray, who spent three years in prison for allegedly hitting a man over the head with a bar stool, is now a free man. Murray left the Maple Street House in Bridgeport Connecticut on Monday and went to New York to spend time with his family. Keith Murray was very visible during his incarceration,… Read more »

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Rampage Fridays!

For all you Philly Heads, Rampage of the Flip Mode Squad hosts Rampage Fridays every Friday at Club Moet. The club is located at Broad and Germantown in North Philly. Rampage, who will continue to host the event all this summer, also hosts listening parties for albums at Club Moet. According to sources, Rampage is… Read more »

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Red Alert Back On NYC Radio

Icons don’t go away easily. After parting with former employer, NY’s Hot 97, Kool DJ Red Alert has found a new home at Kiss FM 98.7 in New York City. His first day on the job is Monday, June 4 from 6-7 p.m. and the veteran DJ says he is excited to be on the… Read more »

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City Council Votes Down Big Pun’s Intersection

A City Council committee has voted against a measure that would have named a Bronx intersection after Christoper "Big Pun" Rios because of their discomfort over his lyrics. Fans of Big Pun collected over 7,000 signatures, requesting to rename the intersection of 163rd and Rogers Place in the Morrisania section of the Bronx, to be… Read more »

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Warren G. No Longer Restless

Warren G. has left Restless Records for a new home, Universal, where he is now label mates with Eminem, Dr. Dre, Redman, Method Man and a host of other artists. According to Universal publicists, Warren G. is hard at work on the follow up to 1999’s I Want It All. The new LP, which is… Read more »

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Gunfire On Jayo-Felony’s Set

According to the New York Daily News, gunfire broke out on a video shoot for an upcoming song off of the Bulletproof Love compilation due out on Henchman Entertainment/Motown. According to the Daily News, Jayo Felony was in Brooklyn shooting the video when the gunfire rang out. Plainclothes officers on patrol near the Van Dyke… Read more »

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Snoop Dogg And Dre To Star In New Flick

Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre will star in a new comedy titled "The Wash," which was written directed and produced by DJ Pooh. According to Lion’s Gate Entertainment, who will also produce the movie alongside Pooh’s Lithium Entertainment, the flick is about two roommates, who are associated with a car wash. Production for the movie… Read more »

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Yuckmouth Got Beef

Rap-A-Lot Records rapper Yukmouth got beef. On his new album, Thuglord: The New Testament, he openly, and graphically, criticizes the critics and No Limit CEO Master P. Apparently, he is still bitter over P jacking his "Ice Cream Man" concept, a street term for selling drugs. Yukmouth’s group, The Luniz, created the term which was… Read more »

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Race To Finish Books On Sean Combs

Village Voice writer Peter Noel has announced he is writing a book titled "That’s Gangsta," a book about Sean "P.Diddy" Combs. Recently, Puff announced that he is writing a "memoir" with hip hop journalist dream hampton. According to the New York Post, the two camps are racing to finish their book first. A rep for… Read more »

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Black Rob Busted

More trouble for Bad Boy. Black Rob was arrested over the weekend. While signing autographs on 85th Street in Manhattan New York, he caught the attention of two plain clothes undercover police officers, who were involved in a buy and bust operation. One of the officers apparently saw Black Rob hand a .22 to a… Read more »

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R.I.P D.J. Threat

Ruff Ryder crew member Jason Campbell AKA D.J. Threat was tragically killed in a motorcycle accident Saturday (May 12) at the age of 23. Threat, who had just started DJing at Hot 97 in New York City, also was recently named East Coast Director Of Promotions for Atlantic Records. Campbell, who lived in Brooklyn, went… Read more »

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