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Canibus Release Party Turns Violent

Canibus’s release party turned ugly last night around midnight at club Aria. Canibus, who was celebrating the release of his sophomore album, 2000 B.C. (Before Canibus), was sucker punched in the face, and stomped in the ensuing chaos. The perpetrators were Harlem World’s Blinky Blink, Cam’Ron, who’s rhyming abilities are limited, thus the fight. The… Read more »

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Neptunes: Blazin On A Station Near You

Although their debut album In Search Of under the monikor N*E*R*D* has been pushed back to late Fall 2001, that is not keeping music’s sought after producers The Neptunes from hittin’ off everyone from Britney Spears to Busta as of late. Since the Summer of 2001 began, Neptunes tracks have been blazing everywhere from the… Read more »

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M.O.P. And Rakim Collaborate

The hip hop world patiently awaits, for Rakim, the god of rap to emerge after signing with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Records. In a recent interview with Jerry Barrow, a freelance writer, Brooklyn’s M.O.P. said they were contacted by Rakim to be on his yet-untitled album. "I had a convo with Rakim. He said he got… Read more »

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Above The Law Speaks On Death Row Signing

Above The Law, one of the pioneering West Coast Hip-Hop groups to come out of Eazy E’s Ruthless Records fold, have announced that they are officially signed to Suge Knight’s Death Row imprint. Above The Law group members Big Hutch aka Cold 187um, KM.G AKA Vin Loco and DJ K-oss, severed their ties with Tommy… Read more »

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Roc-A-Fella Pays $100 G Fine

The Sanitation Department in New York City is cracking down on illegal poster advertisements and has found its biggest victim to date-a record record $100,000 fine paid by Jay-Z‘s Roc-A-Fella imprint. New York City officials have cracked down on illegal stickers and posters, as the music industry has recognized their marketing and promotional power. Roc-A-Fella… Read more »

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Omar Gooden Is Ready To Rap

Omar Gooden, who plays the wild, young gangsta Sweet Pea, in John Singleton’s Baby Boy is preparing to release a rap album. The actor has a crew called Legion, a group hoping to drop their freshman album sometime this year. With the first single, "Mamacitas," the group has received some airplay on commercial radio. The… Read more »

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Poetic Succumbs To Cancer

On Sunday, July 15, 2001, at Cedar Sinai Hospital in California, Anthony Berkeley aka Poetic of The Gravediggaz succumbed to his two year battle with metastatic colon cancer. Poetic had been fighting for his life for the past two years, ever since he collapsed in the studio in 1999 from stomach pains and became diagnosed… Read more »

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Pantene Disses Royce Da 5’9

Organizers of the Pro-Voice concert may not understand what the words "Pro-Voice" really mean, if their actions speak for their organization. Pop artist and Pantene Spokesperson Willa Ford features Royce Da 5’9 on her song "I Wanna Be Bad" from her recently released album, Willa Was Here. Royce has been touring with Ford and was… Read more »

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Russell Simmons Forms Hip-Hop Summit Action Network

Russell Simmons, organizer of the historic Hip-Hop Summit that took place in New York recently and served to galvanize the hip-hop community around the theme of "Taking Back Responsibility," has taken another step forward toward accomplishing its goals and formed the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, dedicating to realizing the initiatives that came out of the… Read more »

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Smith Bros. Release New Single,

Tha Slumplordz release The Yakuza has been named as one of the best hip hop albums of 2000 by The San Francisco Bay Guardian. The full length LP, which was released in October, is the group’s first national release and second full-length offering. Other honorees include Dead Prez, Outkast, Blackalicious, Talib Kweli, and Dr. Dre… Read more »

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The Source On The Selling Block

According to Urbanexpose.com, David Mays, who runs The Source, has put the magazine on the selling block, The price Mays is asking for the magazine is $100 million dollars. TheSource entertainment consists of hip-hop themed high circulation magazines, an annual award show, and two weekly television properties that use the African Heritage Network for broadcast… Read more »

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Puffy Hits The Studio With David Bowie

After debuting on the Billboard Charts at number 2, only two weeks ago with The Saga Continues, P.Diddy is still in the news. He was in the studio earlier this month with the legendary David Bowie recording a remake to Bowie’s 1985 hit "This is Not America" for the "Training Day" soundtrack. The movie is… Read more »

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Russell Simmons Vs. Capitol Hill

Russell Simmons, tired of hearing lawmakers diss Hip-Hop music, attended a meeting held by the Senate Government Affairs Committee yesterday. The meeting, which also included various representatives from different Genre’s of the entertainment field including the RIAA’s Hillary Rosen and MPAA’s Jack Valenti. Simmons requested a seat on one of the panels testifying before the… Read more »

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VH1 Examines The Life And Death Of Biggie

VH1 will take a look at the life and tragic death of Hip-Hop Icon, The Notorious B.I.G. in an upcoming "Behind The Music" special. The special, which will debut Sunday July 8th will focus on Biggie’s rise to fame and his unfortunate untimely death in a hail of gunfire in Los Angeles. The special features… Read more »

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Killah Priest’s Album Party Turns Deadly

Killah Priest’s record release party turned deadly in Los Angeles yesterday morning, leaving one man dead, two wounded and another young woman fighting for her life. Priest, who was celebrating his record release party at The Century Club, was performing to a packed house. Around 2:20am the drama started. According to eye witnesses allhiphop interviewed,… Read more »

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