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Rosa Parks Vs. Outkast: Round 2

Lawyers for civil rights activist Rosa Parks requested that an appeals court reinstate her lawsuit against Outkast, whom she claims misused her name in a their song "Rosa Parks." Lawyers for the 88 year old Parks claimed that she has the right to sue to challenge the Outkast’s use of her name, which appeared on… Read more »

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D.J. Quik And Talib Kweli Hook Up

D.J. Quik, is hard at work on his follow up to 2000’s platinum release, "Balance & Options." The as-yet-untitled album will feature guest appearances from a variety of artists. Recently, Quik finished recording a song with Reflection Eternal member Talib Kweli. The song, titled "7:30″ was produced by Quik. "First of all, he is very… Read more »

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Second Hip-Hop Summit Coming

Plans for the second Hip Hop Summit are underway. The event, which is sponsored by Hands, will include a keynote address from Minister Louis Farrahkhan & will be moderated by Hip-Hop legend, KRS-One. The event will take place in New York City at The House Of Justice. A town hall meeting is also being scheduled… Read more »

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Ice T To Star in R Xmas

Ice T stars in a new flick directed by Abel Ferrara (King Of New York), titled "R Xmas." The flick, which was unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival Thursday (May 10th), is a strange Christmas tale about drug dealers and corrupt policemen. Ice T plays a racist gangster and also stars Drea de Matteo and… Read more »

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Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz Help Celebrate

Atlanta’s WHTA-FM Hot 97.5 celebrates its 6th birthday with “The Birthday Bash” hosted by Da Brat and HOT 97.5 on-air personalities. The following artists will be performing: Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz, 404 Soldierz, JaRule, Lil Mo, Run DMC, Ludacris, Trick Daddy & Trina, Scarface, Xzibit, Gangsta Boo, Jazzy Faye, Tela, Jim Crow, Rasheeda,… Read more »

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Wyclef Producing Steven Seagal’s Album

Wyclef Jean is producing actor Steven Seagal’s debut album. Seagal’s album, which is being recorded in Kingston Jamaica, is being recorded with some of the most respected names in today’s Jamaican music. “Doing movies took up all of my time but music has always been my first love,” Seagal, who stars opposite of DMX in… Read more »

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Run-DMC Responds To Rumors

The release of the Run DMC’s Crown Royal along with the ever-absent presence of DMC, has rumors swirling around the crew. At a recent concert at University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, DMC spoke candidly about the future of the group and his role. "I am try to show people that I have evolved… Read more »

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Suge Knight Out Of Prison

Suge Knight was released from prison 5 days earlier than was expected. He left Mule Creek State Prison near Sacramento, California after serving over half of a nine year bid for violation of his parole, stemming from an incident in which he beat alleged Crip gang member Orlando Anderson. The incident is believed to have… Read more »

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Lil Kim Criticized

Hezekiah Walker, who is pastor of the Brooklyn based Love Fellowship Tabernacle Church, had a few criticizing words about artist Lil Kim, saying that his church is for all people. "Church is not only for the righteous. A person like Lil’ Kim – These are the ones that need to be in the church. It’s… Read more »

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Krayzie Bone Readies Second Solo Album

Thug On Da Line, the second full-length album by the Grammy award winner Krazyie Bone is due to be released July 10th on Thugline/Ruthless/Loud Records. Since it has been two years since Krayzie’s first solo offering, Loud will release a 12 inch single with three album cuts to DJ’s to maintain a street presence. "Y’all… Read more »

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Ban Sought On Hip-Hop/Rap

According to The Morning Call, a Pennsylvania newspaper, the city of Bethlehem is seeking to ban Hip-Hop/Rap music. The officials in the tiny city want to regulate what kind of music can be played in a nightclub that is opening up on Broad Street. The club, The Bottom Line, opened the day before Thanksgiving and… Read more »

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Juvenile Angers Neighbors

Juvenile is in the news again this month. According to reports, Juvenile has stirred up the rage of his neighbors, because he allegedly leaves his tour bus parked and running on a narrow road in the exclusive Woodville neighborhood where he lives in Mandeville, La. The other members of the community are seeking a court… Read more »

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Run-DMC Hits The Road

Run-DMC will be hitting the road this spring, performing almost 30 lives shows to support their latest album, Crown Royal. Here are the dates: 4/12 – Detroit, MI @ Wayne State University (with Uncle Kracker) 4/17 – Orlando, FL @ University of Central Florida Arena 4/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ St. Joseph University 4/20 –… Read more »

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Wyclef Teams With Pepsi

Wyclef Jean has signed on with Pepsi in his first ever advertising campaign, in a year long marketing agreement. The relationship calls for creative collaboration on new Pepsi advertising, including a new original Appearing in his first advertising campaign of any kind, hip-hop sensation Wyclef Jean is partnering with Pepsi-Cola in a yearlong marketing agreement…. Read more »

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