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News Alerts: Gangstarr, Pun & JCOR

Gangstarr in the Studio Gangstarr is in the studio finishing up their untitled 5th album. According to Guru, he and Premier have finished 5 songs. The latest installment for the group will feature Krumb Snatcha, Big Shug, Bumpy Knuckles, M.O.P. and others. The CD will be released later this year. In related news, Nike tapped… Read more »

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JCOR Closes Doors Amidst Controversy

JCOR Records, launched a year ago by Mammoth Record’s founder Jay Faires, recently shut down it’s Los Angeles offices. According to sources, the label will also close the New York office shortly & is currently filing for bankruptcy. Sources say the label was in financial turmoil & there are allegations that Faires took money from… Read more »

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Gangstarr Readies 6th LP

Gangstarr is in the studio finishing up their untitled 6th album. According to Guru, he and Premier have finished 5 songs. The latest installment for the group will feature Krumb Snatcha, Big Shug, Bumpy Knuckles, M.O.P. and others. The CD will be released later this year. In related news, Nike tapped the group’s 1989 hit… Read more »

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Big Pun Documentary Pushed Back

The documentary on the life of the late Big Punisher has been pushed back to May 2002. The film will detail the rapper’s life and reveals some of the more destructive aspects of his life. The movie was sparked by Pun’s widow and she plans to expose the rapper’s meaner side. The documentary, “Still Not… Read more »

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Nate Dogg Gets Romantic

Hip-hop crooner Nate Dogg recently told AllHipHop.com that later in his career he would begin singing love songs, contrasting his current raw style. The self-proclaimed romantic said that he has written roughly 30 love songs in his home studio. “I damn sure refuse to be 50-years old singing, ‘B*tch,’ he said singing. “One day I… Read more »

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Tommy Boy Stays In Biz, Shifts Focus

Tommy Boy will scale back their operation and, according to sources, 80 employees will be let go. Warner Music will buy out the remaining 50% of the label from founder Tom Silverman, who will retain several artists and the Tommy Boy name. According to sources, the label is not going out of business as has… Read more »

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Master P Makes Surprise Appearance

Master P & son Lil Romeo made a surprise speaking appearance at a Chicago high school on Thursday, making up for a broken promise by a scam artist. Last month, Lisa Clayton posed as an agent for P & took $1500 from the students. She promised No Limit Clothing & concert tickets before disappearing. Local… Read more »

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Pepa Talks To Deceased Father

Sandi “Pepa” Denton from the platinum-plus rap duo Salt-n-Pepa recently went on television to speak with a psychic to channel her deceased father’s spirit to the earth. On his ABC program “Crossing Over” psychic John Edwards channeled the spirits of Pepa’s father, grandmother and others. Pepa said that Edwards helped her tie up some of… Read more »

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Pac’s Former Bodyguard Makes Film

The person responsible for making sure no harm came Tupac Shakur’s body up until his death is producing a film in conjunction with Xenon films. Bodyguard Frank Alexander, a former body builder and ex-marine, has recently produced a film, "Before I Wake," to offer his side of the never-ending saga of Pac. The title is… Read more »

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Pepa “Talks” to Deceased Father

Former A Tribe Called Quest members Kamaal (Q-Tip) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad will team up with the groups third man, Phife Dawg for a song on his upcoming album second solo album, In The Keys Of Phife. The album will feature production from Jay Dee, Hi-Tek, Mr. Walt and former Tony Tone Toni member Dwayne… Read more »

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ATCQ Reunion, Phife’s New Career

Former A Tribe Called Quest members Kamaal (Q-Tip) and Ali Shaheed Muhammad will team up with the groups third man, Phife Dawg for a song on his upcoming album second solo album, In The Keys Of Phife. The album will feature production from Jay Dee, Hi-Tek, Mr. Walt and former Tony Tone Toni member Dwayne… Read more »

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Former Tupac Bodyguard Produces Film

The person responsible for making sure no harm came Tupac Shakur’s body up until his death is producing a film in conjunction with Xenon films. Bodyguard Frank Alexander, a former body builder and ex-marine, has recently produced a film, "Before I Wake," to offer his side of the never-ending saga of Pac. The title is… Read more »

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Mr. Cheeks Forms New Label, Plans Tour

Lost Boyz member Mr. Cheeks has formed a new record label, One Fam Music, with his business partner Stephen Marley. Also, Cheeks & Marley’s younger brother, Damien, are planning to record an LP. Currently, the record label is planning a summer tour that will feature all dreadlocked musicians. Mr. Cheeks and the Marley’s are also… Read more »

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C-Murder To Plead Not Guilty

Cory "C-Murder" Miller will plead not guilty to allegations of 2nd degree murder. C-Murder claims he is a victim of mistaken identity in a Jan. 12th shooting that left a 16 year-old dead. The murder charges have not been filed as The Jefferson Parish, Louisiana D.A. reviews the case. He is incarcerated on unrelated charges… Read more »

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RIAA Goes After Other Companies

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has gone from legally attacking small bootleggers to currently striking a blow to the massive communications conglomerate Verizon. In a landmark decision a judge recently ruled in favor of the RIAA, a watchdog group for record labels, where Verizon must hand over the name of a single person… Read more »

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