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Nas, Mos Def and EPMD Embark on International Rock the Bells Festival Series

Veteran rhymesayers Nas and Mos Def will be among the artists carrying the banner of Hip-Hop overseas for the Rock the Bells 2008 International Festival Series.   The SanDisk-sponsored outing, which kicks off Oct. 31 in Prague, Czech Republic, marks its first appearance outside the US with scheduled stops in Amsterdam, Stockholm and Paris before… Read more »

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Tony Yayo To Host ‘Busted’ Live For MTV

Rapper Tony Yayo will host a special live edition of MTV’s new reality-based show Busted the network announced today (September 25).   During the three-hour long Busted:Live, which airs October 4, Yayo will broadcast live from MTV’s Times Square studio, as MTV cameras join police patrols in Calvert County, Maryland and Akron, OH, in search… Read more »

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Busta Rhymes Denied Entry Into The UK

Hip-Hop star Busta Rhymes is being held by officials in the United Kingdom, after he was refused entry into the country today (September 25).   The 36-year-old rapper was arrested at London’s City Airport due to his criminal record in the United States. Rhymes, born Trevor Smith, had previously traveled to London on August 17,… Read more »

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Ed McMahon Preps Debut as Rapper

Former Tonight Show sidekick Ed McMahon is set to debut next month in his most unlikely job yet; an 85-year-old rapper.   The former American Family Publishing sweepstakes spokesman will star in two viral rap videos for freecreditreport.com, a web site operated by the credit bureau Experian.   The videos feature McMahon rhyming heartfelt lyrics… Read more »

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UK Rapper Sway Signs With Akon’s Label

Ending months of speculation and rumors, Ghanaian rapper Sway has officially announced his signing with Akon’s Kon Live label.   The deal entails several albums from the European Hip-Hop star, who will retain his independent standing in his UK homebase with his own Dcypha Productions.   Akon’s latest signee adds to the superstar’s growing talented… Read more »

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Ludacris’ Atlanta House Catches On Fire

A fire broke out at award-winning rapper/actor Ludacris’ home just South of Atlanta Wednesday night, AllHipHop.com has learned.   The fire, described by authorities as a “significant fire,” destroyed the residence’s pool house, but did not affect the main structure on the property.   The fire left some property damage but no injuries.   According… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Stars to Honor Pioneer Executive Sylvia Rhone

Universal Music Group president Sylvia Rhone is set to be honored next month for her decades of pioneering work in African-American music.   Organized by the non-profit Black Women in Entertainment Law (BWEL) foundation, the October 1 event will double as fundraiser for scholarship initiatives directed at empowering young women seeking to aspire to executive… Read more »

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Michael Mauldin Inks Label Deal With Atlantic

Entertainment Industry veteran Michael Mauldin has entered into a joint venture with Atlantic Records to launch the latest facet of his Scream Star Entertainment brand, Atlantic announced today.   The newly formed Scream Star Records is one of several new ventures by Mauldin, as he continues to expand the force behind the popular Screamfest tour,… Read more »

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T.I. Ordered To Pay More Child Support

A higher child support bill is on the horizon for superstar rapper T.I.   According to reports, the 27-year-old Atlanta native, born Clifford Harris, was ordered on Tuesday (September 23) to pay just over $3,000 a month to LaShon Dixon, the mother of two of his children.   Prior to the ruling, Harris was paying… Read more »

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Diddy Lawsuit Dismissed by NYC Judge

Sean “Diddy” Combs emerged victorious in court this week as New York City judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by a woman who complained about being photographed topless at a party thrown by the rapper/mogul.   The Associated Press reports that Maria Kristina Dominguez sued Vibe magazine and Combs for $3 million.   The lawsuit stemmed… Read more »

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Lil’ Wayne’s Ex Reportedly Planning Book

Lil’ Wayne’s ex-wife is reportedly writing a book about her life with the New Orleans rapper, AllHipHop.com has learned.Antonia “Toya” Carter, who divorced Wayne in 2004 after a two-year marriage, announced her literary endeavor last week via her MySpace page.While she did not offer many specifics on a title or proposed release date, Carter did… Read more »

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DMX Misses Court Date Due to Stroke Scare

Troubled rap star DMX missed an important court date yesterday (September 23) after being hastened to a South Florida hospital due to suffering “stroke-like” symptoms.While DMX’s current condition is unknown, hospital officials did disclose he will not be released for at least the next few days.Charles Kozelka, DMX’s lawyer, claimed earlier today to not know… Read more »

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