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Colin Powell Raps At African Festival

Former secretary of state Colin Powell is the latest politician to get the urge to emcee, as the respected Washington veteran performed an impromptu freestyle this week at London’s Africa Rising Festival.   The festival, which has become a popular showcase for African music and culture, paired Powell with African rapper Olu Maintain, originator of… Read more »

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The Game Cancels New Orleans Show For Unknown Reasons

New Orleans fans of The Game were left disappointed over the weekend after the rapper unceremoniously cancelled a scheduled festival appearance, AllHipHop.com has learned.   The multi-platinum artist was listed as one of the headliners of the SAIG Entertainment and International Arts Festival, which took place October 11 and 12, as one of many entertainment-driven… Read more »

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D.L. Hughley Lands News/Comedy Show On CNN

CNN is teaming with comedian D.L. Hughley to produce a weekly news-based comedy show in an attempt to capture a younger demographic.   According to Variety, Hughley’s show will lampoon current events as well as the reporters covering and breaking various newsworthy stories from the pop, sports, politics and entertainment worlds.   “D.L. is a… Read more »

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DJ AM Goes Back To Work With Jay-Z

Back in the public spotlight less than one month since his release from an Augusta, GA burn unit, DJ AM is heading back to work.   The celebrity disc jockey, born Adam Goldstein, announced Tuesday (October 14) that he will join Jay-Z on three upcoming tour dates.   AM will kick off his duties as… Read more »

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Cash Money Expands, Hits Pop Charts

After a phenomenal year that saw the label release Lil Wayne’s blockbuster smash Tha Carter III, Cash Money Records is poised to move its success to the pop arena.   An integral part of this new direction is the 25 year-old, alternative singer/songwriter Kevin Rudolf, who this past summer hit the Billboard Pop Top 10… Read more »

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Free Joins Power 105.1 Morning Show

Former 106 and Park personality Free officially joined Power 105.1 as co-host of the Ed Lover Morning Show today (October 14).   Program Director Cadillac Jack spoke on the deal and added his network is assured that Free’s successful, #1 rated run as a BET VJ will translate to the competitive New York radio market…. Read more »

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Adult Swim Releasing Free African Swim Hip-Hop Album

On October 20, Adult Swim will showcase their latest Hip-Hop project entitled African Swim, a free, 15-song download collection of South Africa’s premier artists.   In preparation for their first African album, the cutting-edge animation network traveled to Africa to brainstorm the release and meet with featured artists Jozi, Gumshev, and Maggz.   Helming a… Read more »

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