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Mystikal Sued Over Cajun Sayings

Louisiana inventor Steve Winn is suing Mystikal for copyright infringement for over $1 million dollars. According to MTV, Mystikal is being sued by Steve Winn, the inventor of Cajun in Your Pocket, which is a key battery operated key chain that says six Cajun phrases when pressed. According to the lawsuit, Mystikal used the phrases… Read more »

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Ludacris Gets Snowed Out

New to this year’s Spring Massive Festival is the first ever Snowed Out All-Star Weekend April 5-7, 2002. The three-day event celebrates hip-hop, snowboarding and the fusion of these two cultures. Headlined by a concert with rapper Ludacris and a Pro Halfpipe Jam expected to include such notables as Danny Kass, J.J. Thomas, Todd Richards… Read more »

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Eve and Free Rep at V-day

Saturday March 30, at the Apollo Theatre, rappers Eve and Free will join the cast of “V-Day Harlem 2002,” an assistance program for victims of domestic violence. The two ladies of hip-hop plan to appear along side of stars like Naiomi Campbell, Faith Evans, Kim Coles, Lynn Whitfield and Rosario Dawson. Eve, who also made… Read more »

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The Death Of A Legend, Eric Wright: 1963-1995

Today (March 26) marks the 7 year anniversary of the passing of the legendary Eric "Eazy E" Wright. Eazy E passed away from complications due to advanced HIV. Eazy E, who is credited by many for bringing what the mainstream media has called "Gangsta Rap" to commercial acclaim was just 31 years old when he… Read more »

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Dr Dre to Pitch Coor’s Beer

Recently, producer Dr. Dre inked a deal with brewer Coors and will make his debut in a series of Coor’s Light beer commercials. Coor’s rep Hilary Martin said, in a statement, the company chose Dre because of his "relevance to consumers, particularly urban consumers." She also said Dre was important to the company due to… Read more »

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There’s More Than Terror In Malaysia

Hip-Hop in Malaysia? Correct. Malaysia, which is now becoming familiar to American’s as an alleged breeding ground for terrorists and Osama Bin Laden’s Al Qaida network, is also home to multi-platinum Malaysian hip-hop group, Too Phat. A new compilation is in the works to showcase the Malaysian hip-hop scene. The compilation, titled The Phat Family,… Read more »

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Rapsheet Founder To Release Book On L.A. Riots

The Los Angeles Riots: Three Decades of Revolution , a factual collection of essays, will be released on April 29, 2002–the 10th anniversary of 1992 acquittal and rioting, with the aim of creating a unique oral history of experience and viewpoints on civil unrest. Two decades earlier Watts had burned with the rage of a… Read more »

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Black Sheep Reunite

Dres and Mr. Long (formerly Mr. Lawgne) have reunited as Black Sheep and will be releasing a new LP titled "Same Sheep, Different Day." Their first single, "Havin’ Fun Wit It," is currently being serviced to radio. This is the group’s first album since 1994’s since 1994’s Non-Fiction. Black Sheep’s debut, "Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing,"… Read more »

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DJ Quik, Others Appear On Hip-Hop’s Weakest Link

According to the Washington Post, Sean Combs may wear another hat in business, this time not the music or clothing business, but the boxing business. According to sources, Combs was asked to invest about $13 million into the upcoming Mike Tyson/Lennox Lewis fight, scheduled to take place in June at the MCI center in Washington,… Read more »

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Puffy To Finance Mike Tyson/Lennox Lewis Fight?

According to the Washington Post, Sean Combs may wear another hat in business, this time not the music or clothing business, but the boxing business. According to sources, Combs was asked to invest about $13 million into the upcoming Mike Tyson/Lennox Lewis fight, scheduled to take place in June at the MCI center in Washington,… Read more »

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Cormega Explains The True Meaning

Queensbridge rapper Cormega is in New York finishing his second solo album, The True Meaning. Cormega said his sophomore effort would be a departure from his first, The Realness. “It’s a reflection of myself. Like this album I’m trying to intensify my respect as a lyricist as opposed to just screaming QB or being labeled… Read more »

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Project Pat Convicted On Gun Charges

Patrick "Project Pat" Houston was convicted by a federal jury on 2 counts of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Pat was charged in January of 2001, when Memphis police stopped him for speeding. According to the police, they found two revolvers in his SUV. At the time he was on parole for… Read more »

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Loud Records Falls On Hard Times, Lays Off Staff

Loud Records let go over half of their staff on Friday March 15th, and will cease to operate as a stand alone label. According to sources, Sony Music’s Columbia Records will take over marketing, promotions and sales. The label is currently staffed with less than 10 Loud employee’s, which are A&R and some senior management…. Read more »

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Luke Attempts To Lock Down Miami Beach

Luther Campbell and a group of local Miami, Florida promoters have formed a promotions company to help provide events and keep order during Memorial Day in Miami Beach. Luke’s Progressive Righteous Organized Inc. applied for a special events permit from Miami three weeks ago. According to published reports, Campbell has come up with a plan… Read more »

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