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Ripley’s! Acquires Chocolate M&M Portrait Of Eminem

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! has acquired a portrait of rapper Eminem made completely out of M&M chocolate candies.   Enrique Ramos, who lives in Orlando, Florida and Mexico, created the portrait of Eminem using more than 1,000 individual M&M’s.   Ramos used over 8 pounds of chocolate to create a portrait of the chart-topping… Read more »

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Nas, will.I.am, The Roots Record With Nat King Cole

The smooth sound of Nat King Cole will cross paths with Hip-Hop’s edgy vibe via a new tribute album to the pioneering late crooner.   The release, titled Re: Generations, will feature Cole singing alongside entertainers and producers such as Nas, Cee-Lo Green, Brazilian Girls, the Roots, Cut Chemist, Just Blaze, TV On The Radio… Read more »

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Rapper Ludacris To Feed 500 Families For Thanksgiving

Ludacris will bring holiday cheer to 500 Atlanta families this Thanksgiving, via his non-profit organization, The Ludacris Foundation.   This weekend (November 22 & 23rd), Luda and the foundation’s LudaCares program will distribute Thanksgiving turkeys and pies to underprivileged residents of metro Atlanta.   “This is the foundation’s sixth year giving away turkeys and distributing… Read more »

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T.I. To Give Testimony Friday; Upcoming Project With Bon Jovi Guitarist

Grammy Award-winning rapper T.I. is scheduled to appear in a Cincinnati courtroom Friday to offer his testimony against Hosea Thomas, the 34-year-old man accused of killing the rapper’s childhood friend and personal assistant Philant Johnson in 2006. The Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist will offer his account of the chain of events that led to a… Read more »

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Salt-N-Pepa Planning Tour, Brand New Album

After a seven-year hiatus from touring, pioneering female rap group Salt-N-Pepa are planning to embark on a tour of Australia and Asia.Cheryl “Salt” James-Wray and Sandra “Pepa” Denton are currently booking dates for the tour, which will also feature the group’s DJ, Deidra “Spinderella” Roper.The group will hit the road in late 2009-early 2010, as… Read more »

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Taco Bell Counter Sues 50 In Harshly Worded Lawsuit

Fast food chain Taco Bell has countersued rapper 50 Cent in response to a $4 million dollar lawsuit the rapper filed against the company in July.   50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson, sued Taco Bell and the company’s CEO Greg Creed, accusing the corporation of trademark infringement for using his name and likeness during a… Read more »

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Wu-Tang Members, Kanye and Chali 2na Unite for N.A.S.A. Album

Rappers Kanye West, Chuck D and Chali 2na are among an eclectic group of entertainers and artists featured on The Spirit of Apollo, a new album from North America/South America (N.A.S.A.).   Created by producer Sam “Squeak E Clean” Spiegel and Brazilian turntablist Ze “DJ Zegon” Gonzales, N.A.S.A. is geared toward bringing entertainers from the… Read more »

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T.I. Attends Cincinnati Trial Over 2006 Murder

One of two men implicated in the murder of T.I.’s childhood friend Philant Johnson went on trial yesterday (November 18) in Cincinnati facing multiple charges including murder and felonious assault.   Authorities spent almost two years investigating the May 2006 chase and shoot out that left Johnson dead and three other individuals in the Grand… Read more »

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