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AHH Stray News: Jim Jones Drops Christmas Album

Rappers Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Skull Gang and Freekey Zeekey will join comedian/actor Mike Epps in spreading their brand of holiday cheer on the new album Jim Jones and Skull Gang Present: A Tribute to Bad Santa featuring Mike Epps. Jones, who is also working on a new album titled Pray IV Reign, has… Read more »

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Suge Knight Sues Kanye West Over Shooting

Former Hip-Hop mogul Suge Knight is suing rapper/producer Kanye West, blaming the Chicago superstar for damages that resulted from a nightclub shooting three years ago.   In August 2005, Knight was shot in the right leg at Kanye’s pre-MTV Video Music Awards party at the Shore Club, located in Miami.   Initially some speculated that… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Ying Yang Twins Show Troops Love

Atlanta based rap duo The Ying Yang Twins are set to perform for United States troops during a eight-day, five country USO tour. The rappers will headline a bill that includes former UFC champion Chuck “The Iceman” Liddell, comedians Gabriel Iglesias and Edwin San Juan and model/singer Mayra Veronica. Rappers Kaine and D-Roc are taking… Read more »

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DJ Envy Launches Hot 97 Mixshow For New Artists

Up-and-coming artists now have a greater chance of garnering coveted airplay in New York city, courtesy of DJ Envy and Hot 97.   The celebrated Hip-Hop station launched a new daily mixshow segment that allows Envy to showcase new music and artists outside of the traditional radio programming setup.   The 30-minute mixshow segment, titled… Read more »

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Chamillionaire Preparing 3rd Studio Album ‘Venom’

Platinum and Grammy-award winning Houston rapper Chamillionaire is in the early stages of creating Venom, his third major label offering in the last three years.   The album is the follow-up to the sophomore 2007 release Ultimate Victory, which garnered critical acclaimed but failed to meet the platinum-plus sales of Chamillionaire’s 2005 debut The Sound… Read more »

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Jaden Smith Starring In ‘Karate Kid’ Remake

Superstar actor Will Smith will produce an updated version of The Karate Kid, which was originally released in 1984.   The remake will feature Smith’s son Jaden Smith in his third major role since his acting debut alongside his father in the movie The Pursuit of Happyness.   The original 1984 flick starred Ralph Macchio… Read more »

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Rapper Flo Rida Teams With The Gap For Christmas

A Christmas classic will get a Hip-Hop makeover, thanks to a new Gap campaign featuring rapper Flo Rida and R&B vocalists Trey Songz and Janelle Monae.   The international specialty retailer cited the appeal of Hip-Hop artists among brand marketers as motivation fro recruiting Songz and Flo Rida to write what it calls a “street-smart… Read more »

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Def Jam Moves Up Dates For Kanye. Ludacris Albums

Island Def Jam has confirmed that albums from rappers Kanye West and Ludacris have been shuffled again – but this time the highly anticipated releases will land in stores a day earlier than expected.   In breaking with the traditional record release day of Tuesday, Kanye’s 808s & Heartbreak and Ludacris’ Theater of the Mind… Read more »

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