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Bun B, Shaq Give Away 20k Pounds Of Food

Texas  legend Bun B and Phoenix Suns center Shaquille O’Neal will join forces today (July 19) to bring some much needed assistance to the Houston community.   The two superstars, in concert with the Church at Bethel’s Family Mission and Feed the Children, Inc. will deliver 20,000 lbs of food to 400 families in need… Read more »

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T.I., Hip-Hop Caucus Encourage Voting

Rapper T.I. is joining forces with the Hip-Hop Caucus to launch a new voter registration campaign.   The 2008 Voter Registration and Education initiative and Get Out the Vote campaign will officially kick off at 10:30 a.m. July 28, with a celebrity green carpet at the 9:30 Club in Washington DC.   A press conference… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Hip-Hop Hits The DNC

At least two high-profile events surrounding this year’s Democratic National Convention in Denver are expected to feature Hip-Hop acts, early reports indicate. The RIAA is said to be courting Kanye West as the headlining act for a celebration of U2 front man Bono’s One Campaign. Also expected to appear at the DNC are Wyclef Jean… Read more »

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Lupe Fiasco Gets Down With Coca-Cola On Tour

Soft-drink giant Coca-Cola has released a statement announcing a six-city, invitation only tour featuring Grammy award-winning artist Lupe Fiasco.   The “Coca-Cola Refresh Your Flow Tour,” which is aimed at teens ages 13-17, kicked off last night (July 17) at the Avalon in Hollywood.   The other dates are: The Electric Factory (Philadelphia, August 3),… Read more »

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Dr. Ben Chavis No Longer CEO Of Hip Hop Soda Shops

Hip-Hop activist and Hip-Hop Summit Action Network President Dr. Benjamin Chavis will no longer serve as the President and CEO of H3, the company that owns the rapidly expanding Hip Hop Soda Shop brand.   “It is with deep regret but steadfastness of purpose that H3 announces that, effective immediately, Dr. Benjamin Chavis will no… Read more »

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BREAKING NEWS: Keak da Sneak Arrested

AllHipHop.com has confirmed that Bay Area rapper Keak Da Sneak was arrested on July 10 and charged with four felony counts.   The arrest occurred around 11 PM in Sacramento, a few hours after Keak had attended a funeral.   The apprehension left the Hyphy pioneer with unspecified injuries which he was treated for.  … Read more »

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Teacher, Civil Rights Activist Helps Combat ‘Stop Snitching’

The Yale National Initiative to strengthen teaching in public schools has introduced into its curriculum guide a new introductory Criminal Justice course devised specifically with the Hip-Hop generation in mind.   Titled “Police Investigative Challenges: To Snitch or Not to Snitch, That is the Unanswered Question,” the course aims to teach high school students about… Read more »

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Shawty Lo Denies Chain Snatching Rumors

Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo is shooting down internet rumors of his involvement in an altercation at a club in his hometown over the weekend, in an exclusive statement issued to AllHipHop.com.   Rumors appeared online on Wednesday (July 17) that Shawty Lo, born Carlos Walker, was assaulted at Club Crucial, a venue in Bankhead co-owned… Read more »

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UPDATE: Master P Speaks On Sporty T’s Death

Pioneering New Orleans rapper Sporty T, who helped define the city’s rap scene in the late 80s, was found shot to death early Tuesday morning (July 15).   The 41-year-old born Terrance Vine was discovered by his sister after his FEMA trailer was riddled with bullets in the pre-dawn hours.   Police arrived at the… Read more »

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Chuck Phillips Let Go By The LA Times

In a drastic effort to reduce mounting expenses, the LA Times has announced the departure of several veteran journalists from their staff.   The cost reduction campaign comes as many print newspaper and magazines are suffering shrinking revenue returns due to online competition.   Chuck Phillips, who won a Pulitzer in 1999 for his work… Read more »

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