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Miri Ben-Ari Releases Obama Dedication Video

Grammy Award-winning violinist Miri Ben-Ari has released a new music video entitled “Stand With Me,” a rendition of the National Anthem dedicated to Democratic Presidential candidate Barack Obama.   Recruiting mogul Russell Simmons and fashion designer Marc Ecko for the project, Ben-Ari is aiming to capture the excitement of the American people before the 2008… Read more »

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Soulja Boy Set To Release New Album; Animated Series

Music may be a priority with Soulja Boy Tell’Em, but the rap star is adding to his entertainment achievements with various ventures.   Soulja Boy Tell’Em is preparing for the release of his forthcoming second album iSouljaboytellem, which follows the rapper’s best-selling 2007 debut project Souljaboytellem.com.   The new album will include production from Mr…. Read more »

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Comedian Dolemite Passes Away at 81

AllHipHop.com has confirmed that influential comedian Rudy Ray Moore AKA Dolemite passed away on Friday (October 17) due to complications from diabetes.   Moore began his career as a stand-up comedian in the late 1960s, and first gained international notoriety after co-writing and starring in the 1975, signature blaxpoitation film Dolemite.   Through characters like… Read more »

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Soul Train Founder Don Cornelius Arrested for Domestic Violence

Don Cornelius, former long-time host of Soul Train, was arrested late Friday (October 17) night on suspicion of domestic violence.   According to early reports, Los Angeles police were called to Cornelius’ Hollywood Hills home after someone reported a loud domestic dispute.   The 72-year-old executive producer was taken into custody and subsequently booked for… Read more »

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T.I. and Lil Wayne to Helm Star-Studded BET Awards After-Party

Atlanta’s hosting of third annual BET Awards will only be the beginning of the evening‘s festivities, as Lil Wayne and T.I. have confirmed appearances for the show’s official after-party.   The party will be located at DreamzATL, one of Atlanta’s fastest growing premier nightclubs. With 14,000 square feet of lavish loveseats, contemporary art, and fashionable… Read more »

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Cash Money CEO’s Go On Trial For Drugs; Birdman Targeted in $275,000 Lawsuit

Cash Money Records’ CEOs Bryan “Baby” Williams and Ronald “Slim” will go on trial today (October 17) on drug possession charges, after police found a pound of marijuana in the RV they were traveling in.   Police in Kingsport, Tennessee stopped the brothers’ vehicle, after the driver allegedly attempted a lane change that almost forced a tractor… Read more »

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Farrakhan, Nas, Diddy to Mark 13th Anniversary of Million Man March

Starting today (October 16) Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan is marking the 13th anniversary of the historic Million Man March with a series of community outreach events.The first initiative has Minister Farrakhan speaking extensively with inmates of Chicago’s Cook County jail. His remarks there will focus on challenging the incarcerated men to take the… Read more »

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