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MTV Green lights New Diddy Reality Show

Entertainment mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has joined forces with Emmy winning producer Mark Burnett to lead the search for the next music superstar on a newly approved MTV reality series.   The show, titled StarMaker, was greenlit by the network for January 2009.   It will feature a group of aspiring solo artists handpicked by… Read more »

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DMX Appears In Court; Due Back October 7

Embattled rapper DMX appeared in a Phoenix courtroom today (September 29) over a bench warrant for missing his last court appearance.   The rapper, who was in court for less than two minutes, appeared fidgety as he stood before the judge, who ordered him back in court on October 7 for a status conference.  … Read more »

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Travis Barker, DJ AM Released From Hospital

Former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker is making his way back to the West Coast this afternoon (September 29), following his release from the Augusta, Georgia burn unit, where he has been receiving care for the last nine days.   According to Joseph M. Still Burn Center spokesperson Beth Frits, Barker was released around 10am Monday… Read more »

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Kanye Renames Foundation; Plans Benefit Concert In D.C.

The Dr. Donda West Foundation is teaming up with the Live to Give Campaign for the Give Back Concert (November 4), a benefit Hip-Hop concert in Washington, D.C. focused on community empowerment.   With the current economic and political turmoil consuming the nation’s capital, the foundation is specifically focused on inspiring young adults to exercise… Read more »

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Bow Wow To Walk Across America To Encourage Voting

Rapper/actor Bow Wow has teamed with Walk Across America to encourage voter registration and youth participation in the upcoming presidential elections.   Starting in October 1, Bow Wow and Walk Across America will travel to various cities across the United States, including major markets like Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and New York City.   Bow Wow… Read more »

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Russell Simmons Helps Launch Race to BE Competition

The next generation of entrepreneurs will receive a bit of inspiration from one of Hip-Hop’s most successful businessmen.   Rap mogul Russell Simmons, along with Kauffman Foundation president and CEO Carl Schramm will launch the Race to BE competition, a contest designed to inspire creativity and innovation in young aspiring entrepreneurs.   Five teams will… Read more »

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Royce, Obie Trice, D12 To Tour Canada

Royce Da 5’9, Obie Trice and D12 – three of Detroit’s most famous Hip-Hop acts – have joined forces to launch a coast-to-coast tour of Canada, AllHipHop.com has learned.   The 13-date collaboration between the three Detroit artists will launch November 7 in St. John at Ozone Nightclub and wrap up in Castlegar, BC at… Read more »

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Oasis Bassist on Jay-Z: “Grow Up!”

A member of the rock group Oasis still has critical comments for Jay-Z, the rapper/mogul whom the group engaged in a brief war of words with over the summer.   In June, the band’s frontman Noel Gallagher threw the first verbal salvo, criticizing the rapper’s artistic merit and choice to headline the high-profile, traditionally rock-centered… Read more »

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Jay-Z Statement On New StarRoc Label

Jay-Z has officially announced his new partnership with StarGate, the multi-platinum Norwegian production duo responsible for hit singles by Ne-Yo, Rihanna, and Beyonce, Cher, Lionel Richie and others.   The global partnership establishes the StarRoc label, which has been rumored about for weeks, as well as a new publishing company, StarRoc Music Publishing.   It… Read more »

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Hip-Hop’s Birthplace to Be Sold

A Bronx apartment recognized as the birthplace of Hip-Hop culture is expected to be sold next week.   Located at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue, the building’s landlord group plans to withdraw the property from the city’s moderate housing program, allowing the owners to pay off the building’s $5 million dollar balance.   The property will then… Read more »

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