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Los Marijuanos: What’s In A Name?

Chicagoland’s premier chicano rap group Los Marijuanos have enjoyed a close relationship with its Los Angeles area contemporaries in the Cypress Hill camp for several years. Dating back to the late 1990’s, Cypress Hill’s admiration was apparently so deep for Los Marijuanos that a live band the Cypress Hill rappers are members of appropriated the… Read more »

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Should I Retire??

If you heard Skillz (Mad Skillz) was dropped from Rawkus Records, you were the victim of a prank from Skillz himself. He played the prank via his website, flavatown.com, so his label could see firsthand his popularity. "They gotta realize what they got," he told allhiphop.com. "The internet is some powerful shit." The untitled album… Read more »

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Deceased Sporty Thiev Lives Through His Music

Although Marlon Brandoe of the Sporty Thievz was killed by a drunk driver earlier this year, he will live on through his music. The remaining members of the Sporty Thievz plan to release a double album, Sporty Thievz Forever, on Stealburg Records, the groups independent label. The second disc will be Brandoe solo effort, The… Read more »

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Michael Jackson Appears With Jay-Z

Jay-Z had a few surprises when he took center stage at New York City radio station Hot 97’s Summer Jam. The sold out show, which took place in Long Island New York at the Nassau Coliseum, saw performances from Jadakiss, Eve, Destiny’s Child (who were practically booed off the stage again), Ja Rule, Nelly, Outkast… Read more »

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AZ Is More Than A Rapper

Much of AZ‘s rhyme and reason is concerned with paper chasing, but the New York City-based Dominican-American mic-controller less conspicuously kindles an interest in fossil relics, artifacts,and monuments. "I’m very interested in archaeology, especially Egyptology, stuff like that," AZ told Allhiphop.com during a meet-and-greet reception. Chicagoland’s music industry rank and file showed up at The… Read more »

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Rawkus Distribution Release Schedule

Rawkus Distribution recently announced their release schedule. All Dates are approximate & VERY subject to change) 6/19 RKT 335 DJ Jo-S – Afterburner / Separation [SINGLE – RAWKUTS] (12") – 601617033513 6/19 MEK 001-2 DJ Unknown & DJ Mek – Brothers on the Slide [FULL LENGTH] (CD) – N/A 6/19 ODB 009-4 DJ O-Dub –… Read more »

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Shyne Gets 10 Years in Rykers

Shyne was sentence to 10 years in Rykers after being convicted for a December 1999 shooting. Convicted in March, Shyne admitted to having a gun yet maintained he didn’t shoot anyone. According to MTV, Shyne said, "I’m (appealing) for mercy (and for the court) not to waste my life." Since entering jail, Shyne has started… Read more »

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MTV Agrees To Air D-12 Video

MTV, who had originally banned D-12‘s video "Purple Hills," has agreed to start airing the video. After negotiations with Eminem’s Shady Records, MTV will air the video, but only during the overnight hours. The network will begin showing the video next week. The video has already been aired on BET, which is also owned by… Read more »

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Exclusive: Twista’s LP Held Up

Copyright infringement lawsuits filed by Twista’s old label Creator’s Way Associated Labels and Atlantic and bankruptcy proceedings he is pursuing in Manhattan courts are stalling his plans to wrap up signing a solo album deal with Atlantic. At least one of the plaintiffs are seeking damages from Twista on grounds that he bootlegged their music… Read more »

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DMX To Star In New Flick

DMX and movie producer Joel Silver will team up again, to work on an untitled movie, based on a 1931 German crime thriller. Joel Silver, who produced the action films "Exit Wounds" and "Romeo Must Die," has nothing but love for DMX.”I love working with him, He’s a real magical guy,” Joel Silver commented. “He… Read more »

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Jay-Z, Jacko & Prodigy

Jay-Z had a few surprises when he took center stage at New York City radio station Hot 97’s Summer Jam. The sold out show, which took place in Long Island New York at the Nassau Coliseum, saw performances from Jadakiss, Eve, Destiny’s Child (who were practically booed off the stage again), Ja Rule, Nelly, Outkast… Read more »

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Jigga, Jacko & Prodigy

Jay-Z had a few surprises when he took center stage at New York City radio station Hot 97’s Summer Jam. The sold out show, which took place in Long Island New York at the Nassau Coliseum, saw performances from Jadakiss, Eve, Destiny’s Child (who were practically booed off the stage again), Ja Rule, Nelly, Outkast… Read more »

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Erick Sermon and EPMD Land At J Records

Erick Sermon has joined Clive Davis at J Records. Currently, he tops the Billboard R&B chart with "Music," a song which has fast become one of radio’s most played singles and features the rare vocals of Marvin Gaye. "Music," among other songs already being recorded with artists such as Redman, Scarface, and LL Cool J,… Read more »

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Kurupt Gets Engaged

Once again, Kurupt, who prepares to drop his third album, has shed his single status by recently becoming engaged to Natina Reed of pop group Blaque. After the end of his relationship with BK rapper Foxy Brown, Kurupt says that Natina kept him concentrating on his dreams and not pettiness. "She helps keep me on… Read more »

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Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz Sell Well

Atlanta-based hip-hop group, Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz, represent their hood as they take ‘crunk’ nationwide selling nearly 30,000 copies in their first week of release. Put Yo Hood Up, released on May 22nd, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart, #3 on Billboard’s Rap Albums Chart, and #6 on Billboard’s R&B Albums… Read more »

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