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Ice-T Gets Tough

Ice T is executive producing and hosting a new series on TLC, "Beyond Tough." Ice, who served in the U.S. Army’s elite Ranger regiment, is executive producing the series with long time friend Andre Jetmir. The new show focuses on men and women who’s career’s put them in the path of danger and death everyday…. Read more »

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Styles P. Headed To The Clink

Lox member Styles P will serve an 8 month bid starting in November, for stabbing a man in the "backside," according to a published report in the New York Daily News. Style’s, who is known for his hard core lyrics, admitted that he is not looking forward to lockdown. "Who wants to go to jail?… Read more »

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Heavy D Finishing 8th Album, Working With Sean John

Veteran rapper Heavy D is putting the final touches on his 8th album, Hev. According to Heavy, the album unfinished album features Faith Evans, Loon and P.Diddy, while Heavy is locking down other guest appearances. The album will feature production by The Trackmasters, Tony Dofat, P.Diddy and Heavy D. himself. "I’m excited about everything that’s… Read more »

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Choclair Shoots Video, Explains Lyrics

Canada’s Choclair recently shot a video for his second single, "Skunk," off of his latest album, Memoirs Of Blake Savage. The single features Kurupt, who was also on hand for the video shoot, which was shot during Canada Day Weekend by Wendy Morgan. Morgan recently lensed Swollen Members award winning video, "Fuel Injected." The new… Read more »

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Dr. Dre In Settlement Negotiations For Illegal Sample.

Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment is in settlement negotiations with the Calcutta, India based music and film conglomerate, Saregama India Limited. The settlement talks are based on an illegal sample used in Truth Hurt’s smash hit, “Addictive.” The song contains samples of an Indian movie soundtrack owned by the company. The original singer was also unlawfully… Read more »

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Fat Joe Arrested

Fat Joe was arrested Wednesday July 10 in conjunction with the alleged assault of a 31-year-old man, which took place at B.B. King’s in New York. Joe turned himself in after being on tour for the assault that took place early morning May 12. After apparently getting in a dispute with a member of Joe’s… Read more »

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Vita Not Dropped – She Leaves Murder Inc

Vita has decided to disassociate with Murder Inc, her label home of two years, Def Jam confirmed with AllHipHop.com. Representatives for Def Jam said that the rapper was not dropped, but “requested to leave and was allowed to.” Vita anticipated dropping her first full-length album, La Vita Dolce (“The Good Life”), later this year. In… Read more »

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2nd Annual ABB Records Records Showcase

In an attempt for independent hip-hop talent to not only be seen but also heard, ABB Records, a label supporting independent artists for over 5 years, present their 2nd annual showcase. The showcase, which kicks off the I-5 tour, will be held in Los Angeles, California on July 14th, 2002 at Sessions (Club Echo). Performances… Read more »

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TECHN9NE Signs Deal With New Label

According to Hitsdailydouble, Priority Records co-founder Mark Cerami has launched a new label, M.S.C. Music & Entertainment. The new label is said to follow the Priority model, with rap music as the initial focus. Seven acts have been signed, including Kansas City’s TECHN9NE, who will be M.S.C.’s first release. TECHN9NE’s Absolute Power is scheduled for… Read more »

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Knoc-Turn’Al Reading Mini-Album

Knoc-Turn’Al will release a mini album at the end of the month, due to the demand for his material, according to Elektra Entertainment. L.A. Confidential Presents Knoc-Turn’Al will feature Dr. Dre, who wrote and appears on four songs. The CD also features the first sample ever sanctioned by ex Beatle Sir Paul MCartney. The first… Read more »

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Ludacris And DTP Get Ready To Drop New Album

Ludacris and his DTP (Disturbing The Peace) crew are stated to drop their first full album, The Golden Grain. The group said the title is a metaphor for a particularly strong brand of alcohol. The group, consists of members Ludacris, Lil’ Fate, Tittyboy (formerly Tittybaby), J.C. and Shaunda, the female seen on "What’s Your Fantasy."… Read more »

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