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Jay-Z Parties For The 4th

Word has it that Jay Z had an off the hook party over the 4th Holiday. A couple hundred people showed up, including Sandra Bullock (?), Puff Daddy, Busta Rhymes, and Lyor Cohen. According to Blaze, Jay’s new summer home houses steam and massage rooms, a sauna, a tanning salon, indoor and outdoor pools, and… Read more »

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Will Smith Invests In Philadephia

Will Smith and his brother Harry Smith are about to hook Philly up. Will Smith who seems to have no end to his money is pursuing a movie soundstage and recording studio on the southern end of the Avenue of the Arts, where Broad Street meets Washington Avenue. When complete, it will also include apartments,… Read more »

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One Label Ends, Two New Labels Formed

Now all of you upcoming artists have two new record labels to submit material to. After a bitter break up between Joe Nicolo and Chris Schwartz, former CEO’s of Ruffhouse Records, the duo have both formed seperate labels. Schwartz has formed RuffNation with Warner Brothers, and will have offices in Philly, London and New York…. Read more »

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Puff Settles With Steve Stoute

Puffy Combs has reached an out-of-court settlement with Steve Stoute, the record executive who accused the rapper/producer and two bodyguards of barging into his New York office April and beating him with various objects (a champagne bottle, a chair and a telephone). The New York Daily News reports that Combs will pay Steve Stoute "producer… Read more »

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Master P To Wrestle

Master P gets larger and larger. Peeps at the WCW informed allhiphop.com that one of the most successful rappers in the history of the genre — in 1998, he was the 11th highest grossing entertainer in the world — has signed a one-year contract to perform at multiple WCW events. WCW also snatched up Philly… Read more »

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Master P Debuts On WCW

Master P made his debut in the WCW last night on the Great American Bash Pay Per View special. P made his way out to DJ Ran bumpin one of his more popular songs (which I can’t remember–they all sound the same to me..). Mr. Perfect and Bobby Duncam Jr. were scheduled to fight Ray… Read more »

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Eminem Added To Warped Tour

Eminem has been added to the Vans Warped Tour in place of Cypress Hill, who suddenly dropped out of the tour just two weeks before it was scheduled to begin. The tours founder said that Cypress Hill told him Wednesday afternoon it was backing out so it could record songs for a new album, and… Read more »

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Kool Keith To Do Sprite Commercials

Hip-Hop’s own Dr. Jeckyl & Mr. Hyde, Kool Keith, is being tapped for Sprite’s latest advertisements. Word has it that Dr. Doom will play a villian in a series of commercials against some female MC’s. Frankie Joe just released his latest album, Dr. Doom, in which he pokes fun at the Pen and Pixelish graphics… Read more »

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Rudy Giuliani Targeted By Screwball

New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is becoming a hot topic in Hip Hop. After being mentioned by the likes of Nas, AZ, The Cocoa Brovas, we know have an underground group, Screwball putting out“Who Shot Rudy?” where the mayor gets bucked at City Hall to the delight of the crowd, because of recent cases… Read more »

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JaRule To Perfrom

Ja Rule, Jay-Z and DMX are going to be performing at a radio-station-sponsored arena show this Thursday (June 24) in East Rutherford, N.J. Q-Tip (who is now solo), Busta Rhymes, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott, Nas and the duo of Method Man and Redman also are going to be at the Hot 97 Summer Jam, sponsored by… Read more »

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LaFace To Sell Remaining Portion Of Label

Sources say LaFace Records label founders Antonio "L.A." Reid and Kenneth "Babyface" Edmonds are going to be selling the remaining 50% of their company. Billboard reports that Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG), which distributes LaFace through its Arista label, is said to be in negotiations to purchase the label for $125 million. BMG already owns half… Read more »

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3 Men Arrested In Freaky Tah Murder

The three men charged in the murder of Freaky Tah are being held without bail. Meanwhile, members of a second Queens hip-hop crew, Hellrazorpham, denied any tension between the two groups, even though the cops say the beef is the root of the shootings. The two suspects, Kelvin Jones, 29, of Albany, N.Y., and Ryan… Read more »

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New Shyheim Album Due

My man Hard Hittin Harry hit me with this: Remember Shyheim "The Rugged Child", the youngest member affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan? He graced the scene back in ’94 with a smash joint, "On and On"and shook the industry. Well….Shyheim has returned with a new album "Manchild" on Wu-Tang Records (Due out on June 6th)… Read more »

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Snoop Doggs Dogs In Trouble

A local newspaper is looking into the antics of Snoop Doggs dogs. Local Southern California residents have filed complaints (44 different ones) against Snoop. The complaints date back to 1994 against his collection of Pitbulls and Rottweilers. Word has it that this loud collection of dogs only totals 3, but they managed to wreak havoc…. Read more »

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