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Lil Keke Drops Major Label Debut

After a decade-plus of work in Houston’s underground scene, veteran Lil Keke is now prepared to introduce his first attempt at mainstream recognition.   Since signing with Universal Records in March 2007, Keke has been hard at work completing Loved by Few, Hated By Many.   After months of meticulous work, Keke is confident that… Read more »

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Wu-Tang and Fila Reunite for New Weathertech Boot

Revered Staten Island, NY rap collective Wu-Tang Clan is giving shoppers another item to add to their Christmas list with its new Wu-Tang Weathertech boot.   The footwear is the latest product to emerge from Wu-Tang Brand, Ltd’s alliance with popular sportswear brand Fila. The two companies first collaborated in 2007 with the release of… Read more »

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Rappers Rep In Essence Mag’s 25 Most Influential Of ’08

Essence Magazine has released its list of the 25 Most Influential of 2008 and Hip-Hop artists hold 5 of the top ten spots, with Queen Latifah leading the pack.The list, which recognizes 25 distinguished African-Americans who have made a difference in 2008, features a cross section of politicians, journalists, activists and celebrities, with President-elect Barack… Read more »

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LL Cool J to Co-Host Grammy Nominations

Two-time Grammy winner LL Cool J will serve as a co-host for the star-studded 2008 Grammy nomination concert.   The one-hour special will mark the first time that Grammy nominations have been announced live on primetime television.   The show will also serve as a grand opening ceremony for the new Grammy Museum, located at… Read more »

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Skater Tony Hawk Taps J. Period For ‘Motion’ Soundtrack

DJ J. Period has become the first Hip-Hop producer commissioned to create the entire video game soundtrack for gaming giant, Activision Publishing Inc.   J. Period produced the entire sample-free soundtrack for Tony Hawk’s Motion, the latest release in skateboarding legend Tony Hawk’s video game franchise.   The 10-song soundtrack to Tony Hawk’s Motion features… Read more »

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UK Cops Learn Gangsta Rap To Combat Crime

UK police have been studying gangsta rap slang in hopes to quell a growing narcotics problem, specifically in the kingdom’s prisons.   The decree was issued by concerned officials in the Ministry of Justice, as reports indicate that more than half of England and Wales’ prisoners are jailed on narcotic charges.   Previously, officers were… Read more »

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Triple Stabbing Mars UK Urban Music Awards

One person was left critically injured while another was arrested, following a triple stabbing at this year’s Urban Music Awards in London.   According to reports, a huge brawl involving up to 30 people broke out at about 10 p.m. Saturday (November 15).   Eyewitnesses recall seeing “blood all over the floor” after the melee,… Read more »

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Suge Knight Faces Drug Charges from August Assault

AllHipHop.com has verified that Suge Knight will face felony drug charges stemming from his August 27 arrest for the alleged assault of girlfriend Melissa Isaac.    Police reports reveal that officers arrived and witnessed Knight wielding a knife and punching a naked Isaac in a parking lot off the Las Vegas Strip. According district attorney… Read more »

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Phife’s New Artist Jax Dies On Stage

Phife Dawg recently suffered a personal and musical loss last Monday (November 4), when his friend and independent Atlanta artist Jax died while performing on stage.   According to reports, the cause of death was cardiac arrest. Jax, real name Chris Thurston, was well respected in Atlanta’s burgeoning underground scene with his group Binkis Records…. Read more »

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