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Suge Knight: The Christmas Spirit

Suge Knight, the incarcerated head of Death Row Records, has shown an act of generosity from behind bars to a group of students in Sacramento, who lost their playground to a fire. On November 19th, an Arsonist set fire to the Hillsdale Head Start playground. The arson received a lot of media attention and Suge,… Read more »

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5th Ward Boy Surrenders In Bank Robberies

Andre Erell Barnes, who is a founding member of the 5th Ward Boyz out of Houston Texas is now facing federal charges in connection with 3 bank robberies. The F.B.I. began to suspect Barners when a car spotted by one of the witnesses to a robbery was traced to an ex-girlfriend. An arrest warrant was… Read more »

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MP3.com Ends Legal Dispute

MP3.com has ended it’s legal dispute with Universal Records, paying the out $53.4 million in damages, resulting from the company’s Mymp3.com service. MP3.com also secured licenses from the Universal, the largest record label conglomerate, and now have permission to use all of their copyrighted material. The negotiations for the deal lasted almost 48 hours. Universal… Read more »

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Eminem Adds Tour Dates

Eminem is expanding his European show dates. What was originally a two date sold out visit in February, has turned into a seven date arena tour of Europe. The tour will begin in Hamburg, Germany on January 30th, and conclude February 9th in London, England. Here is the full European schedule: January 30 – Hamburg,… Read more »

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Jay-Z Vs. Prodigy And 50 Cent

With New releases coming from Jay-Z, Prodigy and 50 Cent, the verbal fighting and physical threatening has officially started. On a new Ron G. mixtape, there is a song featuring Jay-Z throwing disses to the Queensbridge bred Emcee’s. Here are some of the lines from Jay-Z song: “YOU OWE ME” for every word on your… Read more »

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Rawkus Celebrates The Lyricist Lounge

On Tuesday November 28 Rawkus Records celebrated the release of Lyricist Lounge Volume 2 with a gang of industry people, artists and well wishers at Club Ohm in Manhattan. Notables like MTV’s Tek Money, Diamond D, mr. saturday and DJ Massey of The Outfit, The Beatminerz, Jigsaw, Rockwilder and Capone of CNN were in house… Read more »

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Wu-Tang Perform, Old Dirty Shows Up!

The Wu-Tang Clan performed to a capacity crowd at The Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan last night, drawing over a thousand people to celebrate the release of their latest album The W. While the members of Clan were all in demand, none are sought after as fugitive Old Dirty Bastard, who took the time to pass… Read more »

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Prodigy’s InfamousStores Shutdown

InfamousStores.com, the website launched by Prodigy of Mobb Deep, has been shutdown by the webmaster because Prodigy’s allegedly neglected to pay the bills. According to the webmaster of the site, InfamousStores.com will be closed down until Prodigy "acts in a responsible manner to his fans." M.D Thorpe, Jr., a medical doctor who runs several web… Read more »

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Rakim Signs With Dre’s Aftermath

Rakim has signed with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, after lackluster performance of his last record, The Master and Universal’s lack of promotional effort behind the release. The album, titled Oh My God, is due to be released in the Spring of 2001, and will feature production from Mel-Man, Dr. Dre and DJ Premier.

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Scarface Hits The Road

Scarface is slated to hit the road in support of his 6th LP, Last Of A Dying Breed which hit the stores in October. Last Of A Dying Breed is already certified gold, with over 550,000 units sold. The tour kicks off in Cincinnati Ohio and ends in Los Angeles. Scarface heads up Def Jam… Read more »

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BET Bought By Viacom

BET has been acquired by Viacom, the company the owns UPN, and MTV among other holdings. The deal is worth an estimated $3 Billion dollars, gives Viacom a monopoly over the music distribution in the United States, including VH1, The Box, M2, MTV, and now BET. Executive at BET claim that their programming will not… Read more »

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Old Dirty Bastard Caught In Philly

Old Dirty Bastard, who openly flaunted his escape to authorities by performing last week, has been caught. Less than a week ago ODB vowed to a Crowd at New York ‘s Hammerstein Ballroom that he would eat "like a bird," while the fugitive performed with the rest of the Wu Tang Clan. The 31 year… Read more »

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New Label From Jay-Z And Co.

Jay-Z is taking his successes and investing. According to sources, Jay has vouched for a new label, Carter Faculty. The label, which will be run by Tyran Smith and Jay’s cousin, Bryant Biggs will also be distributed through Def Jam. Although it is not clear what financial stake Jay has in the the label, Smith… Read more »

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Urb Magazine Celebrates 10 Years

URB Magazine, America’s leading voice of independent hip-hop, electronic dance music and DJ culture, will celebrate it’s 10-year anniversary with it’s upcoming January/February 2001 issue (Issue #81, on stands January 2, 2001). To commemorate the occasion URB is planning a three-cover issue, each featuring an artist that has represented the different musical tastes that have… Read more »

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Kid Rock’s Sidekick Joe C. Dies

Joe C., born Joe Calleja, passed away Thursday (November 26th, 2000). His death was the result of an intestinal disorder that had affected the 26 year for most of his life. Calleja, who stood about 3 feet 9 inches, had to take almost 60 pills a day for his disorder. He joined Kid Rock’s Twisted… Read more »

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