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MC Hammer Starring In New Reality Show

MC Hammer will star in a new WB Network television series, "The Surreal Life." The series puts fallen stars back into the spotlight as they share the former mansion of Country music legend Glen Campbell in San Fernando Valley, California, for ten days and nights. The show will cram seven stars from every genre of… Read more »

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Loud Record’s Founder Launches New Label

Loud Records founder Steve Rifkind inked a deal with Universal Records Wednesday Dec. 18 and will officially launch SRC Records. "It’s a joint venture with Universal," Rifkind told AllHipHop.com. We are gonna keep it grimy and to the street. The formula for the label is not the far from Loud. " The label has signed… Read more »

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Queen Latifah In Talks To Join Play’s Cast

Queen Latifah is in talks to star in "F*ckin A," a new play by Topdog/Underdog playwright and Pulitzer Prize winner, Suzan-Lori Parks. The play is Park’s reworking of the classic "The Scarlet Letter." "I would love to do it, there’s nothing greater than doing a play," Latifah told industry trade Playbill. "There’s a discipline to… Read more »

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45th Annual Grammy Nominations To Be Announced With The Help of P. Diddy, Nelly And Others

The National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences will announce the nominations for the 45th Annual Grammy Awards on Tuesday, January 7 at Madison Square Garden with the help of Ashanti, Avril Lavigne, Cyndi Lauper, John Mayer, Justin Timberlake, Kenny Chesney, Nelly, P. Diddy, and others to be announced. The 45th Annual Grammy Awards will… Read more »

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Shyne In Court Today (Dec. 18) To Appeal Case

Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow appeared before Judge Charles Solomon today (Dec 18) in Manhattan’s Supreme Court, arguing to have his clients cased dismissed. After a high profile case in 2001 involving Shyne and Bad Boy CEO Sean "P.Diddy" Combs, Shyne was convicted of a shooting in a Manhattan nightclub and subsequently sentenced to 10 years… Read more »

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Puff To Open Sean John Store

Once again following in the footsteps of Russell Simmons, the ubiquitous Sean “P.Diddy” Combs has plans to open a Sean John retail store, much like Simmons own Phat Farm store located in New York City. Jeffrey Tweedy, executive vice president of the clothing line, told the New York Post on Wednesday that he and Diddy… Read more »

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Man Sentenced In Will Smith Identity Theft

A man who charged over $30,000 on various credit cards using rapper/actor Will Smith’s identity was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison. Carol Lomax, 42, of Duquesne, PA. pleaded guilty to one count of using unauthorized credit cards in September. Lomax illegally opened 14 accounts under the name Willard Smith, Smith’s full name. Lomax… Read more »

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UPN Goes ‘Platinum’

UPN has picked up six episodes of the drama series "Platinum," the story of two brothers who own a hip-hop record label. The television show was co-created by Sofia Coppola (daughter of famed director Francis Ford Coppola) and John Ridley ("Three Kings"). The show will be cross-promoted by MTV by airing music videos from the… Read more »

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Moby Ducks Eminem

Fearing he would “get stomped by Obie,” techno artist Moby chose to lodge at a different hotel once he found out his nemesis Eminem was filming a video in the same hotel in Los Angeles, according to a journal entry from his Web site. A noted pacifist, Moby was recently attacked outside of a nightclub… Read more »

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Shure Introduces New Needle For DJ’s

Shure has released the Whitelabel, the latest addition to the Record Needlz family. The name refers to the pre-released or unauthorized records that crate-diggers treasure. The Whitelabel sonic signature features a solid drop bass, flat mids, and accented highs. The ergonomic industrial design features adjustable stylus overhang, reliable electrical contact, and improved stylus visibility. Whitelabel… Read more »

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San Bernardino Officials Opposed To Hip-Hop Concert

Officials in San Bernardino county are opposed to "The Night Hip-Hop Stole Christmas," a concert that is to take place Saturday (Dec. 21) at the National Orange Show Events Center. "Some artists draw a criminal element,’ Mayor Judith Valles told the San Bernardino Sun. "I recognize that young people like (hip-hop) and young people need… Read more »

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Judge Considers Punitive Damages Against Master P

A Judge is considering a request by a 79 year old woman seeking punitive damages against Master P. Geneva Burger sued Master P in 1999, after a song appeared on a song about marijuana without her permission. The incident started when Burger’s phone conversation was taped by musician Johnny Lupo in 1997. Lupo asked her… Read more »

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Em’s Former Homes Fail To Sell

Despite hearsay that several of Eminem’s childhood homes would be sold on eBay for upwards of $12 million, a report by the Associated Press confirmed there would be no sales. Initially there were three of the rapper’s former Detroit homes listed on the marketplace Web site. The owners of the home contracted a company to… Read more »

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Nas Admits He And Kelis Are A Couple

Nas has finally admitted that he and soul-songstress Kelis are indeed a couple. While the rapper was somewhat tightlipped, he admitted that he now has a new boo. " Yes, its true,” the QB rep said to AllHipHop.com of the eccentric songbird. “That’s my baby." In his normally reclusive manner, Nas dispelled rumors that Kelis… Read more »

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