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Amil Happy With Independence

Former Roc-A-Fella rapper Amil is working on material for her second album, which will be released independently with national distribution. She said that she has finished the majority of her untitled 13-song album. "I aint talking about money, cars or killing n*ggas on this joint," Amil told AllHipHop.com. "This album is just realer [than the… Read more »

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Movie Highlights Violence In Bay Area

One week after Hittman from the Bay Area’s RBL Posse was gunned down, filmmaker Kevin Epps brought his piece "Straight Outta Hunter’s Point," through Philly. The film is a raw documentary shot between 1998 and 2001 of one of America’s most gang infested wastelands. The piece not only observes the violence, but it also captures… Read more »

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Exclusive: Hip-Hop Summit Action Network And Pepsi Reach Agreement

The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network and soft drink giant Pepsi have come to a verbal agreement, averting Tuesday’s (Feb. 11) boycott at the 11th hour. Pepsi, the Ludacris Foundation and Russell Simmons’ Rush Arts have agreed to a multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership to support the arts in communities at risk. "We hope Pepsi’s investment inspires… Read more »

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Frats Pay Homage To Hip-Hop By Hosting Racist Party

Several fraternities at the University Of Texas are being accused of hosting parties where attendee’s wore racially offensive costumes. The parties were hosted by Phi Gamma Delta and Kappa Alpha. Kappa Alpha’s President, Tim Weaver, said that the party’s theme was meant to pay homage to "pop culture icons" and rap music. Several pictures were… Read more »

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Dr. Dre Planning Collaboration With Burt Bacharach

Songwriting legend Burt Bacharach and Dr. Dre, arguable hip-hop’s most prolific producer, are working together on an upcoming project which will reportedly feature a variety of music styles. "Dr. Dre gave me these drum beats and told me to do what I like," Bacharach told told U.K.’s Sun newspaper. "These won’t be like usual songs…. Read more »

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DMX To Retire From Rapping

Rapper DMX recently revealed that his next album would be his last and final due to what he deems a fake recording industry plagued with payola. "The soundtrack ["Cradle To The Grave"] is the next joint that’s coming out," DMX told AllHipHop.com. "I’m on there, it’s some hot joints on there. It’s more people but,… Read more »

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50 Cent Says He’s On ‘Cloud Nine’

50 Cent’s Shady/Aftermath Interscope release, Get Rich Or Die Trying is predicted to go gold in the first week and claim the number one position on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart this week. The album was released five days before it’s scheduled February 11 date to combat bootlegging and Internet piracy. "The people that might… Read more »

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54th Platoon Recruit Miss USA For Latest Video

54th Platoon recently wrapped up their two day video shoot for the Swizz Beats produced single, "She Like." The video features current Miss USA, Shauntay Hinton, who plays the leading lady in the video. The single is the second from the groups sophomore set, All Or NOthing. "She Like" was lensed by director Jane Strange,… Read more »

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P.Diddy Inks Deal With Universal

Sean "P.Diddy" Combs has joined the world’s most dominate record label, Universal, inking a 3 year deal with the giant to market, distribute and promote his Bad Boy Entertainment record label. Combs will retain 100 percent ownership of his company, the catalog and the roster of Bad Boy artists. Combs was hoping to get at… Read more »

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Benzino Hits The Road

Rapper Benzino will hit the road for eight dates on the Evolution tour, which features Ja Rule and Eve. Benzino is currently preparing to shoot the "Would You," the latest video from his Surrender Records album, Redemption. The video features actress turned rapper LisaRaye, while the song was produced by Mario Winans. Tour dates are… Read more »

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RBL Posse Member Hitman Gunned Down

Rapper Hitman of critically acclaimed Bay Area rap group RBL Posse, was found gunned down in his car on Sunday (Feb. 2). While details of the murder are very sketchy, early reports said that the rapper was found gunned down in his car, after leaving The Sundial, in the Hunters Point section of San Francisco…. Read more »

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