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Nate Dogg Gets Probation

Nate Dogg was sentenced to one year probation after pleading guilty for possession of marijuana. Nate Dogg was arrested in Arizona after his tour bus was stopped for speeding. A search of the vehicle found marijuana and two guns, one loaded and one reported stolen from Los Angeles, California. Nate was also fined $4,400 and… Read more »

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Mystikal Launches Label

Gulf War Veteran Mystikal has launched his own record label, Big Truck Records and is currently negotiating a distribution deal. The label has signed new artists Maxminelli, Beezy Boy, Dart and female rapper Shonnie. "The four artists I have on the roster right now are dope. I’m also looking for about four or five dope… Read more »

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Rappers Lyrics May Be Used Against Him In Court

A rapper in Montgomery County Pennsylvania who is charged with drug trafficking may see his own lyrics used against him in his drug trial, according to prosecutors. Karim Ali Howard, 20, of Worcester, PA is being held on $125,000 bail. Earlier this month, authorities seized cocaine, drug paraphernalia and over $90,000 from the house the… Read more »

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University Of Minnesota Student Paper Runs Racist Cartoon

The University of Minnesota‘s student newspaper published a cartoon spoofing hip-hop in its student newspaper, The Daily last week. The cartoon was drawn by former Minnesota Daily graphic designer, Mike DeArmond. The cartoon depicts a young black man using typical urban slang, denying that he impregnated his girlfriend, whom he accuses of being promiscuous. In… Read more »

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Former NBA Player Launches New Label

Former NBA hoopster, James “Hollywood” Robinson has launched a new label, Da Dirty South Records. The native Mississippian keeps it true to his roots, naming the label for his home region, while basing the operation in Los Angeles. Robinson currently oversees the label from Russia, where he is playing B-ball. The label’s first signing, Don… Read more »

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Damon Wayans To Star In New Hip-Hop Comedy

Damon Wayans & "Friends" star Lisa Kudrow will star in a new comedy, "Marci X." The movie centers around a young Jewish woman named Marci (Kudrow), who inherits her father’s hardcore rap label. When a song, "Shoot Ya Teacha," by one of the label’s artists Dr. Snatchcatcher (Wayans) becomes a pop hit, she must deal… Read more »

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South Park Mexican Found Guilty

A jury has convicted Carlos "South Park Mexican" Coy of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl who spent the night at his house with his daughter last September. The jury spent 8 hours deliberating before they delivered the guilty verdict. The girl, who is 10 now, testified during the trial that she didn’t remember what happened… Read more »

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BG Forms New Label

BG, formerly of Cash Money Records, has launched Chopper City Records. BG, who started his rap career at the age of 13, has hired Rap Coalition founder Wendy Day and she is negotiating with a major label for distribution. Day negotiated the original $30,000,000 deal for Cash Money Records. In addition to his own LP,… Read more »

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Master P’s Stalker To Stand Trial

Antwan Kevin Baker, who is accused of stalking hip-hop entrepreneur Master P, will stand trial for stalking and making criminal threats. Prosecutors in the case say that Baker began stalking P in 1999. He confronted P at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and tried to convince P to sign him to a recording contract and to… Read more »

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Rap Music Helps Children Learn Math

A social worker in Detroit has created a CD using rap lyrics to help teach children multiplication tables. Odeather Hill got the idea when a client of her company, Professional, Preventive, Restoration and Consultant Services, wanted to improve his 10 year old daughters math skills. Realizing how popular hip-hop is with children, Hill spent $500… Read more »

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Eminem Still Fights Bootlegging

Eminem and Interscope Records are fighting vehemently to prevent online downloads of the rapper’s highly anticipated album, “The Eminem Show.” Because of massive internet piracy, the album has suddenly been pushed forward to drop on May 28th instead of June 4th, according a spokesperson for Interscope Records. Still, the label is not submitting to the… Read more »

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First Annual Urban Music DJ Awards

The First Annual Urban Music-DJ Awards is scheduled to kick off June 2, 2002 in New York City. The event is described as a "prestigious event to outstanding business personalities that have created a significant impact on the Urban music industry." The awards show will be followed by performances featuring several prominent, but yet to… Read more »

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