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Big Daddy Kane Signs With Landspeed

After months of rumors and speculation, it has been confirmed that hip hop legend Big Daddy Kane has signed a deal with Massachusetts based Landspeed Records. The rumor mill had spawned many different versions of who Kane was going to finally sign with after a lengthy hiatus. Some reports had Kane with Rawkus, while other… Read more »

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Beanie/Jadakiss Beef Flares Up in Philly

The beef between Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss just will not go away as battle ensued on Sigel’s Philly homefront. At the annual Powerhouse concert, which is sponsored by Philadelphia’s WUSL Power 99 FM, Jada incensed the crowd by launching verses at Philly’s hometown hero. Jada performed after sets by Mr. Cheeks, Fabolous and Noreaga. After… Read more »

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Afrika Bambaataa Stays Busy

Afrika Bambaataa, who was commissioned by Nike to do the Emmy Award nominated "Freestyle" basketball piece has been keeping busy. Bam’s group, Hydraulic Funk which includes Steven "Boogie" Brown and Fred Fowler, also did a spot for Reebok which features MVP Allen Iverson. After the enormous success of the "Freestyle" piece, Hydraulic Funk is working… Read more »

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Jay-Z Pleads Guilty

Jay-Z was sentenced to three years probation on Wednesday after pleading guilty to stabbing Lance "Un" Rivera. He pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and confessed to stabbing Rivera on Dec. 1, 1999, at a party for Q-Tip at Manhattan’s Kit Kat Klub. According to the police, Jay accused Rivera of bootlegging copies of Vol. 3-Life… Read more »

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New West Coast Label Announces Roster

Bungalo Records which is distributed by the nation’s leading distribution company, Universal, is the newest label to rep the streets of Compton, South Central, and beyond. The labels’ roster claims many of the west’s top notch acts, including DJ Quik, Suga Free, Coolio, Hi-C and Chill of Compton’s Most Wanted. Bungalo’s founder and CEO is… Read more »

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Old Dirty Gets 2 Years

Ol’ Dirty Bastard was sentenced yesterday, (Wednesdy July 18th), to 2-4 years in prison, for possesion of 20 vials of crack cocaine. According to reports, Ol Dirty may have tried to hurt himself earlier at the psychiatric ward where he currently being held. Ol’ Dirty was in protective custody and is under suicide watch Tuesday… Read more »

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Producer Kenny Greene Dies At Age 32

Kenny Greene, who produced and wrote songs for the Queen of "Hip-Hop Soul," Mary J. Blige, Intro and Tyrese recently passed away due to complications from AIDS. Greene, who penned "Reminisce," "My Love," "Love No Limit" and "You Remind Me," for Mary J. Blige as well as music on Intro’s first album. Greene, who was… Read more »

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C. Delores Tucker Loses Her Appeal

C. Delores Tucker, who almost single handedly helped Death Row lose their distribution deal with Time-Warner, lost her attempt to sue Time Magazine and Newsweek, claiming that they had mischaracterized her dispute with the estate of the late Tupac Shakur. The Supreme Court’s 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out 74 year old Tucker… Read more »

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DMX To Embark On Hoodstock Tour

DMX will embark on his Hoodstock tour, giving fans on the East Coast free outdoor shows on top of an 18 wheeler truck. According to Def Jam, Hoodstock starts Oct. 12th in D.C. and will end in Atlanta on Nov. 1st. The tour will run through Baltimore, Boston, Hartford, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Philadelphia,… Read more »

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K-Solo Disses DMX

It seems that no one is safe from getting dissed this year in Hip-Hop. With Beef’s between Jay-Z and Nas, Prodigy and Jay-Z, Jadakiss and Jay-Z, Suge and all Death Row defectees, Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss, Foxy Brown and Lil Kim and whoever else, it seems that K-Solo has thrown in his bid on the… Read more »

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Bad Boy Seeks Distribution

Bad Boy Records CEO, Sean "Puffy" Combs is looking to move his label away from parent label, Arista when his deal with the label runs out in 2003. Puff is already in negotiations with Arista chief, L.A. Reid and are currently talking about who will be allowed to follow Puff when he exits at the… Read more »

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Snoop, Tray Dee Arrested

Calvin Broadus, known to the world as Snoop Dogg was charged with marijuana possession after police officers stopped two of his tour buses for speeding and found several bags of the drug. Tray Dee of Tha Eastsidaz was also arrested. State police pulled the buses over after a traffic stop on Interstate 90, west of… Read more »

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Jermain Dupri Launches Hip-Hop For Humanity

Jermaine Dupri will donate $10,000 to launch Hip-Hop for Humanity, a relief effort which is unifying the hip-hop community to provide financial support for the victim’s of the September 11th tragedies. Hip-Hop for Humanity kicks off with an all day event at the Mall West End (850 Oak Street Southwest, Atlanta, Georgia) on Monday, October… Read more »

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