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JD Renews Deal With Columbia

Steve Heckler, VP of Information Technology has issued a chilling threat against Napster, and the development of any sort of technology outside of the major entertainment conglomerate’s grasp. After giving a speech at California State University, Heckler told the Summer Forty-Niner (the student newspaper) that " The music industry will take whatever steps it needs… Read more »

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More Lawsuits For Puff

Puffy’s problems continue to mount. In addition to being sued by a former tenet for allegedly renting a house that was "infested with vermin" in Beverly Hills and his high profile shooting case, Puff is now the plaintiff in a civil case against a journalist, who failed to produce his autobiography. Mikal Gilmore breached an… Read more »

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Eminem To Perform With Elton John

Eminem may not be as homophobic as the critics make him out to be. It was recently announced that Eminem will perform a duet with Elton John, the openly bisexual singer, at the Grammy awards. The duo will perform Eminem’s song, "Stan", which is about a deranged fan. In a statement, the NARAS said: “The… Read more »

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DJ Yutaka Set To Drop United Nations II

DJ Yutaka is set to drop his second album United Nations II in April. Yutaka, who has worked with the likes of Ice T, Ras Kass, Chuck D, Tash, Jurassic 5 and Afrika Bambaata, is also a member of the Universal Zulu Nation. Featured on United Nations II are: Guru, N’dea Davenport, Afrika Bambaataa, B-Real,… Read more »

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Big Boi Has A Boy

Big Boi of Outkast has a new addition to his family. His girlfriend gave birth to a boy on February 3. Big Boi missed the child being born. In an attempt to make sure he witnessed it, Outkast canceled their remaining 5 dates on the groups European tour, where they were opening the majority of… Read more »

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Mural To Be Created For Big Pun

Family, friends, and fans of Big Pun (birthname, Christopher Rios) will gather together in the South Bronx on February 6, 2001 to commemorate the 1st anniversary of his untimely passing last year on February 7, 2001. Big Pun will be immortalized yet again by Bronx-based hip-hop graffiti artist, The TATS CRU, who painted the original… Read more »

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Jurassic 5 Ready New Video

Jurassic 5 continue to push their first major label effort, Quality Control. After achieving success with their single, W.O.E (Wonderful World Of Entertainment), the group is now reading their next video and single, "The Influence." The group, Chali 2NA, Zaakir, Akil, and Marc 7 are excited about the new video. "The video looks tight and… Read more »

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Mos Def Finishes Up Carmen Jones

Mos Def recently finished up the shooting for Carmen: A Hip-Hopera in Los Angeles. Also appearing in the film is ultra-sexy Destiny’s Child leader, Beyoncé Knowles. Beyoncé has the main role and stars opposite of Mekhi Phifer. Mos Def plays the villain in the movie. The movie is based on a 19th century opera by… Read more »

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DMX Slapped With Contempt Of Court Charge

DMX, who surrendered to authorities on Monday (Feb. 25th) to begin serving jail time for a traffic violation and possession of marijuana, was hit with a new charge when he arrived at the Erie County Correctional Facility in upstate New York. A few hours after arriving, DMX was taken from his jail cell and hustled… Read more »

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New Wu-Tang Video On The Way

The Rza has just wrapped up shooting for the Wu’s latest video, "I Can’t Go To Sleep." The video depicts the social climate in the Black community. Making claims that the climate hasn’t changed too much from then and now, the video uses footage from the civil rights era. There’s a piece that shows American… Read more »

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Ludicris Readies Next Release

Ludacris and his Disturbing The Peace crew are ready to release a compilation album featuring the crew’s talents later this year, according to Universal spokes people. Ludacris and his crew are featured on his full length platinum Def Jam debut, Back For The First Time. The album, which is titled Golden Grain, will feature Shawna,… Read more »

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Chuck D. To Lead New Organization

Chuck D., the outspoken leader of Public Enemy has announced the formation of a new movement organization, R.A.T. (Radio Attack Terrorists). The organization’s goal will be to gain more exposure for artists that have a positive message. "Were gonna change the climate by identifying every media owner, music and program director, record and video marketer… Read more »

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Eminem Invades Britain Again

Eminem continues to ride his wave of controversy-and sell records. While the Marshall Mathers LP is nearing 10 million units sold, It was recently announced that Eminem will perform at Britain’s largest awards show, The Brits. Following his successful British shows, Eminem has " confirmed that he will be jetting into London to perform at… Read more »

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Eminem Pleads Guilty

Emimem pleaded guilty to concealed weapons charges, when prosecutors agreed to drop a felony assault charge. The charges stem from an incident in June when Eminem pointed an unloaded gun at a man he saw kissing his wife. Eminem still faces other charges in relation to an incident he had with a member of the… Read more »

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DMX A No Show

Dr. Dre is claiming that he was ripped off to the tune of $20 Million dollars by PricewaterhouseCoopers, one of the biggest accounting firms in the world. He claims that the firm lured him in with promises of expert money management, but claims they "Robbed me blind." Dre has been in court for over two… Read more »

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