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LL In Negotiations For New Film

LL Cool J is in negotiations to star in the action-thriller feature "Mindhunters" for director Renny Harlin. Production is slated to begin in November in the Netherlands. The project will reunite the rapper-actor and the director, who worked together on the 1999 Warner Bros. feature "Deep Blue Sea." The film’s plot revolves around the FBI’s… Read more »

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R.I.P. Tupac Amaru Shakur 1971-1996

On September 7th, people started leaving the Mike Tyson/Bruce Seldon fight that was held at the MGM grand. Tupac Shakur was in attendance that fateful night. The fight, which started at 8 p.m., lasted 109 seconds, with Mike Tyson being declared the winner in a fight that many feel was thrown by Bruce Seldon. The… Read more »

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Jayo Felony Changes Album Name

After all the controversy surrounding Jayo Felony and his beef with Snoop Dogg and the Dogg Pound, Jayo has dropped the title "Crip Hop" for his new album and will go with Trip Hop instead.The album will drop on his own Loco Records and will feature appearances from Ja Rule, E-40 and more. At this… Read more »

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DJ Enuff Readies New Mix CD

Every afternoon,"Rush Hour" in New York City turns into a house party. From open windows in Jeeps, Land Cruisers, Escalades and hoopdees across the 5 boroughs, the tastiest and hottest in hip-hop – deftly cut and mixed club-style ­ blazes into the afternoon air. It¹s five o¹clock, the country¹s premier urban radio station – HOT… Read more »

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Kane & Abel Sentenced

Kane & Abel, once part of Master P’s No Limit empire, were sentenced to three years in Federal prison on Wednesday. A U.S. District Court Judge accepted the rappers’ plea last year, in which Kane & Abel admitted to lying to Federal Agents about jailed New Orlean’s murderer and drug kingpin Richard Pena. The Judge… Read more »

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RZA Prepares To Flood The Market

The RZA, who’s Bobby Digital release Digital Bullet moved over 60,000 copies its first week out and debuted at number 21 on the Billboard Hot Albums chart, has said that a flood of Wu releases will hit us for 2002. According to sources, The RZA will drop The Flood March 12th, 2002 on Koch/In The… Read more »

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Nelly Launches Clothing Line

It’s like part of the ‘book of success’- once you blow up, you have to start a clothing line. And Nelly is going step by step. The multi-platinum rapper is launching his own clothing line, Vokal, and plans are set to have them in stores by the holiday season. "VOKAL means ‘speak for yourself’ and… Read more »

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Lil Cease, Banger Charged With Attempted Murder

Lil Cease, Banger and Suif Jackson, a bodyguard for group, Junior M.A.F.I.A. were arrested Friday and charged in connection with a shooting outside of a deli, according to police. Jackson, 31, was arrested just after midnight Friday morning as he was getting out of a car witnesses had placed at the scene of the crime… Read more »

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Dr. Dre To Release Truth Hurts

Dr. Dre will release the self-titled debut of soul crooner, Truth Hurts (Real name: Shari Watson) in October. While Dr. Dre will hold down much of the production duties, look for R. Kelly, Organized Noize, DJ Quik, and Tim & Bob to also contribute selections. Truth Hurts will not only release her debut this year,… Read more »

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Pras Links With Disney

Pras of The Fugees recently sold a comedy pitch to Walt Disney, for an estimated high six figures. Pras will also star as the main character in the comedy, tentatively titled "Indiana Jackson." The flick revolves around baller Jackson, who travels to Ethiopia to help find a priceless antiquity. A female lead has yet to… Read more »

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Wyclef Jean’s Father Killed

Wyclef Jean‘s father, The Reverend Gesner Jean, was killed yesterday in a freak accident. The elder Jean was pinned against his garage door by an unoccupied 1991 Bentley owned by Clef. Police in South Orange were called to The Reverend’s house at 7:32 p.m., after Wyclef’s sister, Melky, heard a noise in the family’s garage…. Read more »

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Construction Begins On Tupac Art Center

Construction began over the weekend in Stone Mountain, Georgia, on an arts center honoring Tupac Shakur. Family of the slain rapper and political leaders in DeKalb County gathered Saturday to break ground on the Tupac Amaru Center for the Arts. Shakur’s family has lived in Stone Mountain for nearly a decade. Expected to open in… Read more »

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Cash Money CEO Responds To Juvenile

Juvenile, who in the most recent edition of XXL dissed Cash Money Records, may find it a little more difficult severing his ties than he anticipates. In the issue of XXL, Juvenile leveled claims that Bryan "Baby" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams, both owners of Cash Money Records, cheated him out of hundreds of thousands… Read more »

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Poetic Memorial In New York

A small group of about 30 well wishers converged at the Riverside Church in Harlem to pay their last respects to Anthony "Poetic" Berkley, rapper with the Gravediggaz. While Poetic died on Sunday, July 15, 2001 in California after a two-year battle with metastatic colon cancer, his wife, Dee decided to have a memorial service… Read more »

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