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Dr. Dre In Settlement Negotiations For Illegal Sample.

Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment is in settlement negotiations with the Calcutta, India based music and film conglomerate, Saregama India Limited. The settlement talks are based on an illegal sample used in Truth Hurt’s smash hit, “Addictive.” The song contains samples of an Indian movie soundtrack owned by the company. The original singer was also unlawfully… Read more »

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Fat Joe Arrested

Fat Joe was arrested Wednesday July 10 in conjunction with the alleged assault of a 31-year-old man, which took place at B.B. King’s in New York. Joe turned himself in after being on tour for the assault that took place early morning May 12. After apparently getting in a dispute with a member of Joe’s… Read more »

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Vita Not Dropped – She Leaves Murder Inc

Vita has decided to disassociate with Murder Inc, her label home of two years, Def Jam confirmed with AllHipHop.com. Representatives for Def Jam said that the rapper was not dropped, but “requested to leave and was allowed to.” Vita anticipated dropping her first full-length album, La Vita Dolce (“The Good Life”), later this year. In… Read more »

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2nd Annual ABB Records Records Showcase

In an attempt for independent hip-hop talent to not only be seen but also heard, ABB Records, a label supporting independent artists for over 5 years, present their 2nd annual showcase. The showcase, which kicks off the I-5 tour, will be held in Los Angeles, California on July 14th, 2002 at Sessions (Club Echo). Performances… Read more »

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TECHN9NE Signs Deal With New Label

According to Hitsdailydouble, Priority Records co-founder Mark Cerami has launched a new label, M.S.C. Music & Entertainment. The new label is said to follow the Priority model, with rap music as the initial focus. Seven acts have been signed, including Kansas City’s TECHN9NE, who will be M.S.C.’s first release. TECHN9NE’s Absolute Power is scheduled for… Read more »

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Knoc-Turn’Al Reading Mini-Album

Knoc-Turn’Al will release a mini album at the end of the month, due to the demand for his material, according to Elektra Entertainment. L.A. Confidential Presents Knoc-Turn’Al will feature Dr. Dre, who wrote and appears on four songs. The CD also features the first sample ever sanctioned by ex Beatle Sir Paul MCartney. The first… Read more »

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Ludacris And DTP Get Ready To Drop New Album

Ludacris and his DTP (Disturbing The Peace) crew are stated to drop their first full album, The Golden Grain. The group said the title is a metaphor for a particularly strong brand of alcohol. The group, consists of members Ludacris, Lil’ Fate, Tittyboy (formerly Tittybaby), J.C. and Shaunda, the female seen on "What’s Your Fantasy."… Read more »

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Ghostface Launches Label, Signs With Def Jam

Wu-Tang’s Ghostface Killah has launched his own label, Starks Enterprises & has signed a deal with Def Jam. Ghost is aiming to release his untitled album before the end of this year. "They on top right now. They control the radio, it’s bananas," Ghostface told AllHipHop.com. Ghostface released Ironman, Supreme Clientele and Bulletproof Wallets while… Read more »

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Fans Rush P.Diddy And Jermaine Dupri

Fans overpowered security guards and stormed the Morris Brown College Gym, in an attempt to get Sean "P.Diddy" Combs’ autograph, after Bad Boy defeated Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def Productions in a celebrity basketball game held in Atlanta. Combs, who coached Bad Boy to a 79-76 victory, was not hurt by the crowd. Combs and… Read more »

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Prosecutors: Rap Song Persuaded Man To Murder

After deliberating for almost four hours, a San Antonio jury found Jeremy Rodriguez, 19, guilty in the murder of two 20 year old’s. According to Prosecutors, Rodriguez shot and killed cousins Paul Gallegos, 21, and Daniel Gallegos, 20, for their money, jewelry and SUV after being influenced by a rap song. The cousins were in… Read more »

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Portland’s Cool Nutz Making Moves

Portland Oregon’s Cool Nutz is preparing to re-release his "Verbal Porn," album. After selling thousands of units of "Verbal Porn," the re-release features 4 new songs and will be distributed and supported by Bayside Distribution. The new version features four new songs and guest appearances by C-Bo, Yukmouth and others. "I did verbal porn out… Read more »

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Project Pat Seeking New Trial

Project Pat is seeking a new trial on the basis that the judge and the jury were unfairly influenced by his lyrics. Pat’s attorneys argued that the judge on the case, Judge Robert H. Cleland, allowed the imagery in Pat’s music to be used during the trial. During the trial, Houston’s lawyers attempted to limit… Read more »

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