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CDnow To Sell Downloads

CDnow will began selling downloads Friday, with content supplied by amplified.com, Liquid Audio, and CDuctive.com.Prices will range from $1.49 to $3.49 per track and will be available in the Liquid Audio format. Another 50,000 songs will be offered by mid-December. The online retailer also expects to open a download boutique section by mid January. Until… Read more »

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Big L Shot And Killed

Diggin In The Crates member Big L was shot and killed in Harlem NYC. He was only 24 years old. Police are still investigating a motive and suspects connected to the killing. According to Officer Theresa Farello of the New York City Police Department’s Office of Public Information, police responded to shots fired on the… Read more »

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Help South African Hip-Hop

HIP-HOP JAM IN SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS YOUR HELP On November 26th through December 12th, South Africa will be hosting "African Battle Cry", a hip-hop/youth expo in Cape Town. During these seventeen days, workshops, concerts, panel discussions about the music industry, and competitions will be held. Everything will be centered on the four elements of hip-hop… Read more »

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Open Letter From Kool Keith

A letter from Kool Keith to his fans: "Dear Fans, This is Kool Keith. This is my first time writing you all personally, because this is a serious issue. I love all my fans, but I am a little bit angry with my record company. Aren’t you mad? I am on a big label, but… Read more »

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The Iceman Speaketh

Ice T spoke out at the WebNoize 99 internet music convention in LA last week, talking about major labels. Ice was keynote speaker on the "Voice of the Creator" panel. He said: "They (Major labels) sign you up, turn you out, and keep most of your money." Artists who choose to sell their albums on… Read more »

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Run DMC Enlists Help

Lord Finesse, Fat Joes, Nas, Method Man, Slick Rick and Aerosmith are going to be on the new Run DMC album that is to be released this fall on the new Profile/Arista imprint. They are also scheduled to do a cut with the hot rock group, Sugar Ray. The album is titled Crown Royal. Looks… Read more »

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Ol Dirty Busted

We all knew Ol Dirty has been too quiet lately, so of course he is back in the news. Ol’ Dirty Bastard was arrested Saturday for the ninth time in just over a year for possesion of crack and weed. Police said Dirt had 20 bags of crack and an envelope of weed in his… Read more »

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Rza Scores Ghost Dog

If any of yall peeped out The BlairWitch Project, you probably caught the trailer for a new movie called Ghost Dog in which Forest Whitaker (of all people) plays an action hero. The RZA did the soundtrack and the score for the movie, which will drop November 9th on his label, Razor Sharp. The RZA… Read more »

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Rahzel And Erykah Badu Team Up

Rahzel and Erykah Badu have teamed up for a cut on Erykah’s sophomore album. The song, which was originally an interlude for Razhel’s freshman solo score, is her first release off her forthcoming sophomore album. Word has it Erykah will appear on the CD single cover with her four front teeth covered in gold spelling… Read more »

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Tim Westwood Shot In Drive By

Tim Westwood, the UK Hip-Hop DJ was wounded in a drive-by shooting. When Westwood was leaving an event in South London, a motorcycle carrying two males pulled up to his Range Rover and fired a number of shots into the vehicle. Tow other passengers were wounded. The bullet entered and exited Westwood’s arm, and into… Read more »

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Rock Steady To Celebrate

The annual Rock Steady Crew celebration will take place in New York City for 3 days (July 23-25), and will feature breakers, emcees, and DJ’s. Slated for performance are: Afu-Ra, Rahzel, Big Daddy Kane, The Arsonists, Tony Touch, The Beatnuts, Inspectah Deck, Tash, Natural Elements, Evil Dee and more. There will be a free concert… Read more »

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ANTRA To Be Distributed By Artemis

ANTRA Music Group announced Thursday it has entered into a distribution agreement with Artemis Records, which in turn is distributed by RED, a division of Sony. Artemis is headed by Danny Goldberg who is one of the leading executives in the recording industry. According to Joseph Marrone the reason for the signing with Artemis was… Read more »

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Jay-Z Parties For The 4th

Word has it that Jay Z had an off the hook party over the 4th Holiday. A couple hundred people showed up, including Sandra Bullock (?), Puff Daddy, Busta Rhymes, and Lyor Cohen. According to Blaze, Jay’s new summer home houses steam and massage rooms, a sauna, a tanning salon, indoor and outdoor pools, and… Read more »

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Will Smith Invests In Philadephia

Will Smith and his brother Harry Smith are about to hook Philly up. Will Smith who seems to have no end to his money is pursuing a movie soundstage and recording studio on the southern end of the Avenue of the Arts, where Broad Street meets Washington Avenue. When complete, it will also include apartments,… Read more »

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