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Sony, LV Settle Over Rap & R&B Logo Infringement

Sony BMG Music Entertainment and Louis Vuitton Malletier have come to a settlement agreement in an ongoing court battle over the use of the luxury fashion brand’s intellectual property.   In the last five years, Louis Vuitton filed similar lawsuits against Sony BMG and its labels, accusing Sony of trademark counterfeiting and infringement, unfair competition,… Read more »

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Jim Jones Added To Board of Directors Of E4EA

Rapper Jim Jones now sits on the Board of Directors of the Entertainers 4 Education Alliance, a New York-based non-profit organization which uses entertainment to promote education and positive decision-making.   The Dipset Capo became a board member this week, along with MTV personality Sway Calloway and former New York Knicks shooting guard John Starks,… Read more »

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Infamous ‘Trashman’ Indicted For Threats

A two-count indictment was delivered in New York on Wednesday (July 30) against a Harlem man whose internet video postings aimed to cause panic amongst mothers across the country.   Anton Dunn, who identified himself in his videos as Trashman, is accused of creating a series of videos threatening the lives of millions of infants…. Read more »

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Two Arrested on Snoop Tour Bus for Marijauna

A Dallas police spokesman has confirmed that arrests were made on Snoop Dogg’s tour bus after the vehicle was pulled over on its way to a concert.   The vehicle was pulled over after police spotted an expired registration tag. The bus was subsequently searched by troopers on the justification it smelled of marijuana.  … Read more »

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House Apologizes For Slavery; Rappers React

On July 29 the House of Representatives issued a formal apology to African Americans for the atrocities committed against them and their ancestors during the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and Jim Crow segregation laws.   Tennessee Democrat Steve Cohen created the vote as one of his first actions as a new congressman in 2007.   The… Read more »

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Mac Minister Sentenced To Life In Prison

Following his conviction last week for first-degree murder in the slayings of Anthony “Fat Tone” Watkins and Jermaine “Cowboy” Atkins, Bay Area rapper Andre “Mac Minister” Dow has been sentenced today (July 31) to life without the possibility of parole.   Co-defendant Jason Mathis, who prosecutors accuse of conspiring and carrying out the slayings with… Read more »

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Obama Campaign Condemns Ludacris Dedication Song

Presumptive Democrat presidential nominee Barack Obama has condemned an endorsement song from Ludacris, in which the Atlanta MC criticizes rivals Hillary Clinton and John McCain.   The song “Politics: Obama Is Here” contains celebratory bars on Obama’s success (“The first is destined and it’s meant to be”), but turns venomous when Obama’s rivals are addressed…. Read more »

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Rapper Suga-T Launches ‘Be About It Project’

Rapper/Actress Suga-T will launch of her new Be About It Project in Modesto, California this weekend, with some assistance from fellow femcee Ms. Toi and Salt-N-Pepa’s legendary DJ Spinderella.   The Project, which aims to mother, educate and encourage peace and unity in the community, will utilize Spinderella’s birthday celebrations on Friday and Saturday (August… Read more »

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