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New West Coast Label Announces Roster

Bungalo Records which is distributed by the nation’s leading distribution company, Universal, is the newest label to rep the streets of Compton, South Central, and beyond. The labels’ roster claims many of the west’s top notch acts, including DJ Quik, Suga Free, Coolio, Hi-C and Chill of Compton’s Most Wanted. Bungalo’s founder and CEO is… Read more »

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Old Dirty Gets 2 Years

Ol’ Dirty Bastard was sentenced yesterday, (Wednesdy July 18th), to 2-4 years in prison, for possesion of 20 vials of crack cocaine. According to reports, Ol Dirty may have tried to hurt himself earlier at the psychiatric ward where he currently being held. Ol’ Dirty was in protective custody and is under suicide watch Tuesday… Read more »

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C. Delores Tucker Loses Her Appeal

C. Delores Tucker, who almost single handedly helped Death Row lose their distribution deal with Time-Warner, lost her attempt to sue Time Magazine and Newsweek, claiming that they had mischaracterized her dispute with the estate of the late Tupac Shakur. The Supreme Court’s 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals threw out 74 year old Tucker… Read more »

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Producer Kenny Greene Dies At Age 32

Kenny Greene, who produced and wrote songs for the Queen of "Hip-Hop Soul," Mary J. Blige, Intro and Tyrese recently passed away due to complications from AIDS. Greene, who penned "Reminisce," "My Love," "Love No Limit" and "You Remind Me," for Mary J. Blige as well as music on Intro’s first album. Greene, who was… Read more »

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DMX To Embark On Hoodstock Tour

DMX will embark on his Hoodstock tour, giving fans on the East Coast free outdoor shows on top of an 18 wheeler truck. According to Def Jam, Hoodstock starts Oct. 12th in D.C. and will end in Atlanta on Nov. 1st. The tour will run through Baltimore, Boston, Hartford, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Cleveland, Philadelphia,… Read more »

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Bad Boy Seeks Distribution

Bad Boy Records CEO, Sean "Puffy" Combs is looking to move his label away from parent label, Arista when his deal with the label runs out in 2003. Puff is already in negotiations with Arista chief, L.A. Reid and are currently talking about who will be allowed to follow Puff when he exits at the… Read more »

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Snoop, Tray Dee Arrested

Calvin Broadus, known to the world as Snoop Dogg was charged with marijuana possession after police officers stopped two of his tour buses for speeding and found several bags of the drug. Tray Dee of Tha Eastsidaz was also arrested. State police pulled the buses over after a traffic stop on Interstate 90, west of… Read more »

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K-Solo Disses DMX

It seems that no one is safe from getting dissed this year in Hip-Hop. With Beef’s between Jay-Z and Nas, Prodigy and Jay-Z, Jadakiss and Jay-Z, Suge and all Death Row defectees, Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss, Foxy Brown and Lil Kim and whoever else, it seems that K-Solo has thrown in his bid on the… Read more »

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Jermain Dupri Launches Hip-Hop For Humanity

Jermaine Dupri will donate $10,000 to launch Hip-Hop for Humanity, a relief effort which is unifying the hip-hop community to provide financial support for the victim’s of the September 11th tragedies. Hip-Hop for Humanity kicks off with an all day event at the Mall West End (850 Oak Street Southwest, Atlanta, Georgia) on Monday, October… Read more »

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DJ Swamp Releases Never Is Now, Tours

Primarily known for his work as Beck’s DJ, as well as being the 1996 DMC US Champ and a 15-year DJ veteran, Swamp is already a heavy hitter in the turntablist and remix worlds. The release of his new CD, Never is Now marks the next progression in DJ Swamp’s career. In an era where… Read more »

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Mac Da Assassin Convicted

No Limit star Mckinley “Mac Da Assassin” Phipps was convicted Friday of manslaughter in the shooting of 19-year-old Barron Victor Jr. at a New Orleans club last year, despite the claims from another man, who claims he fired the bullet. Jurors deliberated for 7 hours and voted 10-2 for manslaughter. Mac was spared the more… Read more »

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Oh No! Nate Dogg Readies New Album

Nate Dogg is ready to drop his long-awaited solo album, and — unsurprisingly — the King of Cameos isn’t going it alone. Some of Nate’s past collaborators — including Pharoahe Monch, Kurupt, Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg — will rap along with the crooning O.G. on Music & Me, which drops December… Read more »

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Ja-Rule Expands, Readies New LP

Ja-Rule, who will shoot the video for his latest single, “Always On Time” next week in Miami, has been a busy man lately. According to sources, it seems that JA-Rule has set his sites beyond Hip-Hop, recently penning the remix to Jennifer Lopez’ hit "I’m Real," as well as songs on Mariah Carey’s new album… Read more »

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