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There’s More Than Terror In Malaysia

Hip-Hop in Malaysia? Correct. Malaysia, which is now becoming familiar to American’s as an alleged breeding ground for terrorists and Osama Bin Laden’s Al Qaida network, is also home to multi-platinum Malaysian hip-hop group, Too Phat. A new compilation is in the works to showcase the Malaysian hip-hop scene. The compilation, titled The Phat Family,… Read more »

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Rapsheet Founder To Release Book On L.A. Riots

The Los Angeles Riots: Three Decades of Revolution , a factual collection of essays, will be released on April 29, 2002–the 10th anniversary of 1992 acquittal and rioting, with the aim of creating a unique oral history of experience and viewpoints on civil unrest. Two decades earlier Watts had burned with the rage of a… Read more »

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Black Sheep Reunite

Dres and Mr. Long (formerly Mr. Lawgne) have reunited as Black Sheep and will be releasing a new LP titled "Same Sheep, Different Day." Their first single, "Havin’ Fun Wit It," is currently being serviced to radio. This is the group’s first album since 1994’s since 1994’s Non-Fiction. Black Sheep’s debut, "Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing,"… Read more »

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DJ Quik, Others Appear On Hip-Hop’s Weakest Link

According to the Washington Post, Sean Combs may wear another hat in business, this time not the music or clothing business, but the boxing business. According to sources, Combs was asked to invest about $13 million into the upcoming Mike Tyson/Lennox Lewis fight, scheduled to take place in June at the MCI center in Washington,… Read more »

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Puffy To Finance Mike Tyson/Lennox Lewis Fight?

According to the Washington Post, Sean Combs may wear another hat in business, this time not the music or clothing business, but the boxing business. According to sources, Combs was asked to invest about $13 million into the upcoming Mike Tyson/Lennox Lewis fight, scheduled to take place in June at the MCI center in Washington,… Read more »

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Cormega Explains The True Meaning

Queensbridge rapper Cormega is in New York finishing his second solo album, The True Meaning. Cormega said his sophomore effort would be a departure from his first, The Realness. “It’s a reflection of myself. Like this album I’m trying to intensify my respect as a lyricist as opposed to just screaming QB or being labeled… Read more »

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Project Pat Convicted On Gun Charges

Patrick "Project Pat" Houston was convicted by a federal jury on 2 counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Pat was charged in January of 2001, when Memphis police stopped him for speeding. According to the police, they found two revolvers in his SUV. At the time he was on parole for… Read more »

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Loud Records Falls On Hard Times, Lays Off Staff

Loud Records let go over half of their staff on Friday March 15th, and will cease to operate as a stand alone label. According to sources, Sony Music’s Columbia Records will take over marketing, promotions and sales. The label is currently staffed with less than 10 Loud employee’s, which are A&R and some senior management…. Read more »

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Luke Attempts To Lock Down Miami Beach

Luther Campbell and a group of local Miami, Florida promoters have formed a promotions company to help provide events and keep order during Memorial Day in Miami Beach. Luke’s Progressive Righteous Organized Inc. applied for a special events permit from Miami three weeks ago. According to published reports, Campbell has come up with a plan… Read more »

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South Park Mexican Charged With Sexual Assault

Carlos "South Park Mexican" Coy has been arrested on three counts of sexual assault involving two 14 year old girls. Two of these accounts involve alleged assaults that too place almost a decade ago. The third involves an assault last month, while Coy was free on charges of aggravated assault of a child. Coy, 31… Read more »

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Rap pioneer H Rap Brown Convicted

On March 9th, a 10-member Georgia jury convicted Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, aka 1960’s activist H. Rap Brown, in the killing of a police officer and the shooting of another. Al-Amin was found guilty of murdering Deputy Ricky Kinchen of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Dept and wounding Deputy Aldranon English in March 2000. Many experts like… Read more »

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Herbie Hancock Steps Into The Future

Jazz Legend Herbie Hancock is bringing his "Future 2 Future" tour to the U.S. in support of his new LP of the same name. The LP, which Hancock describes as "a melange of hip-hop, drum ‘n’ bass and world beat," features Chaka Khan, DJ Rob Swift and others. Herbie Hancock is no stranger to hip-hop… Read more »

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Blackalicious Prepares Major Label Debut

Blackalicious‘ major label debut Blazing Arrow will feature an allstar line up, including Dilated People’s, Ben Harper, Jaguar Wright, ?uestlove, Cut Chemist, Hi Tek and former Rage Against The Machine lead, Zack de la Rocha. Group member Gift of Gab recently told Billboard "The goal has always been to get our music out there. MCA… Read more »

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