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BMG Launches New Hip-Hop Label

Rap music industry veteran Neil Levine will head up BMG Label Group’s Battery Records, a new Hip-Hop incubator imprint. According to The New York Post, Battery Records will sign and develop upcoming rap artists, grooming them for mainstream success. The most promising of these artists would then graduate to be distributed through BMG’s RCA and… Read more »

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Ice-T Drops Digital Album

West Coast veteran Ice-T is releasing a special edition of his eight studio album which will be available solely for digital download starting Wednesday (June 18).   The Gangsta Rap Special Edition features two previously-unreleased tracks, as well as an alternative silhouette version of the album’s original controversial cover.   On Tuesday (June 17), Gangsta… Read more »

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Lil’ Eazy, Terry Kennedy Team To Fix Skate Park

Compton, California natives Lil’ Eazy E and pro skater Terry Kennedy have teamed to repair a Venice Skate Park and Community Center, in conjunction with Boost Mobile Rock Corps (BMRC).   The pair will roll up their sleeves tomorrow (June 18th) along with the Skate Park Association of the USA (SPAUSA) Lil’ Eazy and Terry… Read more »

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The Outlawz Return With ‘We Want In’

Veteran rap collective the Outlawz are planning a new album titled We Want In.   We Want In is labeled as the group’s “declaration to music moguls, program directors, industry gatekeepers and hip hop bosses that with all due respect, they want in the game.”   The album, which is being distributed by 1 Nation Entertainment/Gold… Read more »

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Terrence Howard Readies Debut Album

Critically-acclaimed actor Terrence Howard is exploring a different route to success with his forthcoming debut album, Shine Through It.   The 11-song Columbia Records release, which was written, arranged and produced by Howard, features the entertainer on vocals and lead guitar.   The album also features production by Miles Mosley, who has produced for artists… Read more »

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It’s Official: Bone Reunites With All Five Members

After years of inner-turmoil and label woes, Cleveland rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have reunited, with all five original group members.   According to founding member Krayzie Bone, the group has made amends with estranged member Bizzy, and when incarcerated group member Flesh is released next month, the group is planning a full return to the… Read more »

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Witness Says Young Jeezy Received Kilos From BMF

Ralph “Ralphie” Simms, an incarcerated former Black Mafia Family member, has alleged in court that rapper Young Jeezy received kilos of cocaine from BMF.   The stunning claim was made in the cocaine-conspiracy trial of Fleming “Ill” Daniels, another alleged BMF member, according to Creative Loafing in Atlanta.   Justice Department spokesman Patrick Crosby would… Read more »

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