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Italian Rap Star Sends Message To Prime Minister

Italian rap star Lorenzo Jovanotti sent a message to Prime Minister Massimo D’Alema to forgive all Third World debt as a sign of hope for the new millennium. Performing at the country’s biggest music festival in the Italian Riviera resort of San Remo, Jovanotti declared: “I would like to use the microphone and the television,… Read more »

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MAC Charged With Murder

Mac The Camouflage Assassin, whose real name is Mckinley Phipps, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder, following a shooting at a night club. Apparently Barron Victor Jr. and Phipps got into an altercation after a performance dubbed the World War Party, at Club Mercedes in Baton Rouge. Phipps, who was the feature… Read more »

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Flesh-N-Bone Sentenced

Flesh-N-Bone was sentenced to 11 years in a California State Prison for threatening a friend with an AK-47 last December. He was found guilty of Assault With A Deadly Weapon and Criminal Possession Of A Firm Are By A Felon in June. Flesh was already behind bars for another violation, in which the LAPD found… Read more »

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Hip-Hopera

Lifted Productions is looking for performing artists to star in the first Broadway show dedicated to the four elements of Hip-Hop. "Echo Park" is about the phenomenal growth of Hip-Hop culture in the past 20 years. The show is slated to open in June at the world famous Apollo theatre in Harlem New York City…. Read more »

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Big Pun Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

Big Punisher, who was enjoying the success he had achieved with Jennifer Lopez’ "Feelin’ So Good" single, suffered a fatal heart attack and was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at the age of 28. A hospital spokesperson, and Loud Records declined to discuss details of the rapper’s condition. The only information was that Big Pun was… Read more »

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New York Post Rips Puff Daddy

New York Post Commentator Jack Newfield wrote an article today declaring Puff Daddy The Dumbest Mogul Ever. He goes on to write about Puffy’s antics. Commenting on the latest nonsense, the crap in the Hamptons, Puff chillen with Donald Trump (who now wants nothing to do with Puff, and is a racist). He even gets… Read more »

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Mos Def/Macy Gray Perform

In Rawkus related news, Mos Def is doing a show with Macy Gray at the Roseland in New York City, Feb. 12th. The next Mos Def single will be Umi Says from his critically acclaimed Black On Both Sides album. The label also has dibs on Big L’s album, which was completed before our hero… Read more »

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Violence Erupts At Cash Money Show

The Cash Money Concert at the Oakland Coliseum was cancelled on Friday after a crowd stormed the arena to gain entry and battled with the audience already inside, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department said on Saturday. According to sources, Eve, BG and Juvenile were scheduled to perform. Lt. J.C. Maldonado said approximately 12,500 people were… Read more »

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Easy Mo Bee To Release Compilation

Easy Mo Bee, the man that brought us unforgettable Hip-Hop cuts like Warning from Biggie, Flava In Your Ear from Craig Mack, Every Thing Remains Raw by Busta Rhymes and many more, is finally getting to get his own compilation out. The album is titled Now Or Never: Odyssey 2000, and will feature Raekwon, Cocoa… Read more »

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Chuck D. Hooks Up With Billboard

Chuck D. is hooking up with billboardtalentnet.com in February to answer questions for BTN users. They will also be able to peep Chuck’s latest speech at the Jupiter Music Conference via BTN Music Insider Radio. Chuck D. is one of the pioneers that recognize the potential the Internet has to offer. He runs rapstation.com and… Read more »

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Puff’s Bouncer Files $800 Million Suit

The never ending drama in Puff Daddy’s life got another injection last week. A bouncer who was injured is seeking to cash in on the celeb’s money, and has filed an $800 million dollar lawsuit against the label head. Julius Jones who works for Club New York filed the suit against Puffy, his bodyguard, his… Read more »

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Rappin 4Tay To Tour

Rappin 4Tay is on a nationwide tour this year, to support his latest album, "An Introduction To Macking". With 4Tay is Max Julien, who is best known for his role as Goldie in the classic ’70s movie, The Mack. The two players are also working on a new movie entitled Sex Money And Murder. The… Read more »

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WWF To Release Raw

The WWF will be bringing new tracks from Method Man & Redman, Run-DMC, Mobb Deep and Snoop Dogg. The album, which will be called Raw, will have the artists rhyming over the Wrestlers theme music. The WWF has teamed with Priority to hit the Hip-Hop market.

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New Bone Album To Be Released

The new Bone Thugs n Harmony album will be in stores Febuary 29th, 2000. The album, titled BTNHRESURRECTION is the latest from the Cleveland Hip-Hop group. The first single, X-Tasy is available for download at bonethugsnharmony.com and Launch.com. Launch is also running a contest. You can register to win a Sony Digital Video Camera or… Read more »

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CBC Airing New Hip-Hop Show

The CBC in Toronto Canada will be airing a new show called Drop The Beat, February 7th at 8:30 pm.The series will be a half hour long, and will feature Kardinal Offishal, Choclair, Rahzel and other Hip-Hop acts. The soundtrack will accompany the series with music by Bahamadia, Common, Ja-Rule and Saukratees among other notable… Read more »

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