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KRS-One Endorses Kevin Powell Congressional Run

In the midst of his strong headlining performance at the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival, The Blastmaster KRS-One made a strong political statement, by endorsing Kevin Powell’s run for the House seat in New York’s 10th Congressional District on September 9.   After bringing the crowd to a frenzy with renditions of “Black Cop,” “9mm Goes Bang,”… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Hits Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame

Hip-Hop and Rock and Roll may differ on the surface, but remnants of the culture’s history are currently on full display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Museum in Cleveland, Ohio.   Items featured at the museum include assorted flyers from Hip-Hop pioneers Saul Abbatiello, Afrika Bambaataa, Phase Too, Grandmaster Flash, Lovebug Starski… Read more »

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Nas Embarks On Tour, Album In Stores Today

Multi-platinum Def Jam recording artist Nas will embark on a 21-date summer tour in support of his untitled ninth studio album.   The Jones Experience summer tour will kick off July 22 in Montreal, Canada, seven days after the highly anticipated and controversial album hits stores.   Produced by Guerilla Union, the entity behind the… Read more »

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Buckeey Breaks Silence On Sex Tape

Former Flavor of Love Season 2 and Charm School standout Buckeey has broken her silence about her leaked sex tape, which was distributed throughout the internet in June.   In an exclusive interview, Buckeey, real name Shay Johnson, is steadfast in stating the tape’s distribution was done without her permission, and she had no intention… Read more »

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Daz Makes It Rain In New DVD Movie

Rapper Daz Dillinger is breaking into the world of film, directing and appearing in the upcoming direct-to-DVD release Make It Rain.   A collaboration between the Dogg Pound member and director Patrick J. Blake II, the movie brings to life the tale the chaos created by an Atlanta commissioner on a mission to shut down… Read more »

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Yung Joc Sued Over $25K Stereo System

Rapper Yung Joc is set to appear in court on Monday (July 14) to dispute an unpaid bill for high-end stereo equipment.   According to WSBTV channel 2, the case involves fraud and contract disputes between the Atlanta rapper (born Jasiel Robinson) and a company called “Stereotypes.”   The conflict stems from claims by Stereotypes… Read more »

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Coolio Encourages Students To Go ‘Green’

Grammy award-winning rap star Coolio is leading the charge to educate students at historically black colleges and university’s (HBCU’s) about the global warming crisis.   The rapper will join jazz saxophonist Jarez as spokespersons for the EJCC HBCU Initiative, a program organized by the Environmental Justice and Climate Change’s (EJCC).   The effort was officially… Read more »

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Rapper David Banner Talks Jesse Jackson

Days after the Rev. Jesse Jackson apologized for making negative comments about Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama, rapper David Banner is weighing in on the controversy.   Banner, who drew headlines during the Imus scandal for his scathing comments about Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, also rapped about Jackson on the track “So Special.”  … Read more »

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