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Ice Cube Goes To Mars

Ice Cube is taking more steps to ensure his acting career is on the rise, this time signing on with blockbuster director John Carpenter, and his upcoming flick "Ghosts Of Mars". The movie will also star Hole front woman Courtney Love. The movie takes place 175 years in the future, in a dusty frontier mining… Read more »

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Ice T Helps Launch New Online Label

Ice T was at the New York Music and Internet Expo, helping launch another online record label, SomeMusic.com. Ice serves on the advisory board of the latest online label. The site allows musicians to market, promote and sell their music online. SomeMusic.com is the latest division created by SMI and is designed to complement SMI’s… Read more »

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Kool Keith To Guest Edit Spin Magazine

World-renowned hip-hop innovator Kool Keith will guest edit Spin.com, Spin magazine’s home on the Web, for five consecutive days, beginning Monday, February 14th. Kool Keith is Spin.com’s first-ever guest editor, and his five-day post marks the first time the content of a major music Website has been turned over to an artist. The former Keith… Read more »

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Lil Kim, Mary J. Blige Hook Up With M.A.C

M.A.C Cosmetics, the cosmetics company, announced today that music superstars Mary J. Blige and Lil’ Kim have been named as spokespeople for VIVA GLAM III Lipstick, the primary fund-raising tool for The M.A.C AIDS Fund. Since its creation in 1994, over $14 million dollars have been raised for The M.A.C AIDS Fund. The Fund is… Read more »

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Russell Simmons Speaks On Diallo Case

Russell Simmons had this to say about the verdict in the Diallo case. “I am horrified by the outcome of the Diallo case. This verdict stands as another reason for the community to stand together for change. “The Hip-Hop community moves as an army that has the power to elect government that puts the people… Read more »

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ANTRA To Distribute Miramax Film

The ANTRA Music Group announced that it has signed an agreement with Miramax Films to produce and distribute the soundtrack/full-length album to the movie “O,” a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello, starring Martin Sheen, John Heard (Beaches) and supported by some of today’s leading teen celebrities including Mekhi Phifer (Clockers, Soul Food and I Still… Read more »

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Regent University Sponsors Hip-Hop Conference

Regent University, headed up by religious man Pat Robertson is sponsoring a conference on "The Hip-Hop Nation", to try to help adults understand "Urban Youth Culture", and its appeal on teenagers. “Churches don’t get the rap thing,” the Rev. Eugene Rivers III, the conference’s featured speaker, said Friday. “They still don’t get rock ‘n’ roll… Read more »

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New Music For Once In A Life Time

KRS-One, Guru from Gang Starr, Schoolly D, Black Sheep, and Vernon Reid from Living Colour, are contributing new and unreleased material to the Soundtrack to the Larry Fishburne directed movie, Once In A Life. KRS-One will contribute a cut titled: "Shutupa Yo’ Face," and will be the first solo release since his 1997 LP "I… Read more »

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Q-Tip, Lucy Pearl Collaborate

Q-Tip has hooked up with former Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammad to create a cut for the upcoming Lucy Pearl album. The song entitled You, also features a performance by Snoop Dogg. Snoop recorded his vocals Via an ISDN line between Capitol Studios in L.A., and Avatar Studios in New York City. The… Read more »

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Italian Rap Star Sends Message To Prime Minister

Italian rap star Lorenzo Jovanotti sent a message to Prime Minister Massimo D’Alema to forgive all Third World debt as a sign of hope for the new millennium. Performing at the country’s biggest music festival in the Italian Riviera resort of San Remo, Jovanotti declared: “I would like to use the microphone and the television,… Read more »

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MAC Charged With Murder

Mac The Camouflage Assassin, whose real name is Mckinley Phipps, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder, following a shooting at a night club. Apparently Barron Victor Jr. and Phipps got into an altercation after a performance dubbed the World War Party, at Club Mercedes in Baton Rouge. Phipps, who was the feature… Read more »

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Flesh-N-Bone Sentenced

Flesh-N-Bone was sentenced to 11 years in a California State Prison for threatening a friend with an AK-47 last December. He was found guilty of Assault With A Deadly Weapon and Criminal Possession Of A Firm Are By A Felon in June. Flesh was already behind bars for another violation, in which the LAPD found… Read more »

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Hip-Hopera

Lifted Productions is looking for performing artists to star in the first Broadway show dedicated to the four elements of Hip-Hop. "Echo Park" is about the phenomenal growth of Hip-Hop culture in the past 20 years. The show is slated to open in June at the world famous Apollo theatre in Harlem New York City…. Read more »

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Big Pun Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

Big Punisher, who was enjoying the success he had achieved with Jennifer Lopez’ "Feelin’ So Good" single, suffered a fatal heart attack and was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at the age of 28. A hospital spokesperson, and Loud Records declined to discuss details of the rapper’s condition. The only information was that Big Pun was… Read more »

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New York Post Rips Puff Daddy

New York Post Commentator Jack Newfield wrote an article today declaring Puff Daddy The Dumbest Mogul Ever. He goes on to write about Puffy’s antics. Commenting on the latest nonsense, the crap in the Hamptons, Puff chillen with Donald Trump (who now wants nothing to do with Puff, and is a racist). He even gets… Read more »

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