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Black Eyed Peas A First For Malaysian Hip-Hop Fans

The Black Eyed Peas will give what concert organizers dubbed "the first full-scale Hip-Hop concert" in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The group recently signed on to do their first Southeast Asian tour for Malaysian fans later next month. The event is organized by Pineapple Concerts, who said the group will perform at the Bukit Kiara Equestrian… Read more »

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Beanie Sigel To Plead Guilty, Faces 3 Years

Rapper Beanie Sigel has agreed to plead guilty to possession of drugs and being a felon in possession of a gun. Sigel’s attorney, Fortunato N. Perri Jr. said that by pleading, Sigel is hoping for a shorter sentence, which could amount to almost three years. Sigel was arrested in the early morning hours of April… Read more »

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Talib Teams With Xzibit For Rhyme Night

Xzibit and Contrabandit.com have teamed with Boost Mobile to bring rapper Talib Kweli to their talent showcase Rhyme Night. In addition to Kweli, rising West Coast rappers Strong Arm Steady and Sly Boogy will also give performances. The evening’s music will be provided by platinum producer Fredwreck and LA mixtape kingpin DJ Warrior. "Once a… Read more »

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One Arrested During Outkast Grammy Protest

One person was arrested and another slightly injured during a protest of a Minneapolis CBS affiliate, as protesters sought an apology for the airing of Outkast’s performance during the Grammys. About 50 protesters gathered in front of the WCCO-TV, Channel 4 studios on Thursday afternoon seeking to meet with station representatives and present General Manager,… Read more »

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Outkast Wins 2 Kids’ Choice Awards

Colorful rap group Outkast won two awards at Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. The rap duo took home Best Song award for their hit "Hey Ya," as well as Best Group honors. "Thank you for inviting us to your award show,” Andre 3000 told the crowd, made up mostly of screaming kids. "We’re having a great… Read more »

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Ying Yang Get Last Laugh

With their first hit single, “Whistle While You Twurk,” D-Roc and Kaine of The Ying Yang Twins began to make a name for themselves in Atlanta and the throughout the south. Since then, hits like “Say I YiYi,” “Naggin,” and “Get Low” have brought Ying Yang from regional to national success. “There’s such a big… Read more »

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Blokhedz Hip-Hop Comic Makes Splash

Hip-Hop has a new way to express itself and this vehicle comes in the form of a new comic book called the Blokhedz. The comic book chronicles a teenage rapper named Blak who hopes to save his home from malevolent forces and also learn to manage his mystical power over words. The book is the… Read more »

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Nelly Cancels Charity Event At Spelman

Spelman College, the Atlanta-based historically Black women’s college, forced Nelly to cancel a bone marrow drive on the school’s campus, because of the rapper’s portrayal of women. The event, which was through his 4 Sho Kids foundation, sponsored the drive and Nelly was set to appear on the campus today (April 2), but many female… Read more »

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Ja Rule Signs To Star In New Flick

Ja Rule has signed on to star in the remake of the 1976 film “Assault On Precinct 13.”Ja will star as “Smiley,” opposite of Lawrence Fishburne and Ethan Hawke in the flick, which will be directed by Jean-Francois Richet.The movie centers around a mobster (Fishburne) who is locked away in Precinct 13, a police station… Read more »

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