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Sadat X Returns To Rap With New Album

Rap veteran and Brand Nubian co-founder Sadat X has signed a deal with New York independent label Affluent Records and is planning a new album titled Generation X.   The album, which is Sadat X’s fifth solo release, features 10 songs, as well as production from Will Tell and Affluent’s CEO, Oscar Sanchez.   “I… Read more »

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The Orchard Buys Out TVT Records

A New York-based digital music and entertainment company is set to take control of TVT Records, after placing the winning bid during a bankruptcy auction on Thursday (Jun 19).   In a statement released by The Orchard yesterday (Jun 20), the company announced plans to assume control of several of TVT’s assets, including the embattled… Read more »

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50 Cent’s Ex Files Restraining Order

50 Cent and ex Shaniqua Tompkins added the next chapters in their convoluted legal battle, as both parties have filed lawsuits against each other today.   Tompkins struck first this morning receiving a temporary restraining order against 50.   The order also places restrictions on 50’s access to the former couple’s son, 11 year-old Marquise…. Read more »

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Man Who Defaced Tupac Statue Explains His Actions

Kenneth Anthony Wilson, the man charged with defacing Tupac Shakur’s memorial statue in Stone Mountain, GA last October, has released a manifesto explaining his actions.   Wilson, who refers to himself as a “writer,” “artist,” and “Supa-hero,” claims the defacement was “my way of declaring an intellectual and artistic war against the gangsta rap community.”… Read more »

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Two Men Arrested For Killing T.I.’s Friend

Two men have been indicted on murder and assault charges for the May 2006 slaying of T.I.’s childhood friend Philant Johnson, in Cincinnati, Ohio.   According to Cincinnati’s WLWT Channel 5, police arrested Pardon Thomas, 40 and Hosea Thomas, 34 for shooting into the rapper’s van after a performance at Bogart’s nightclub.   T.I. was… Read more »

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KRS-One Reveals Apathy of Conscious Rappers

As KRS-One prepares for his Stop the Violence Fundraising Concert on August 26th, the Blastmaster has revealed a surprising lack of support among Hip-Hop’s “conscious” emcees.   This past February, KRS-One received vocal contributions from over 50 rappers for the 2008 version of “Self Destruction,” the seminal 1989 all-star posse cut.   The modern version… Read more »

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Celebrity Stylist Killed, Funeral Info

Funeral service will be held for well known fashion stylists/publicist Sadia Morrison, who was allegedly murdered on June 13 in the Bronx, New York.   While details are sketchy, sources told AllHipHop.com that Morrison was thrown from the roof of a building, but police are still investigating her death and seeking the perpetrator of the… Read more »

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