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Salt Is Still Around

Salt (formerly of Salt-N-Pepa) got married to baby daddy Gavin Wray over the 2000 winter holiday season. Now a solo artist, she has officially given the status in her personal life. She recently, erected her new record label, Gavfam Records, which is named after her new spouse. Her solo debut, Salt of The Earth, will… Read more »

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Sam Sneed Recovering From Brain Cancer

Sam Sneed, the legendary West Coast artist/producer recently overcame his bout with brain cancer. A golf ball sized tumor on his brain was successfully removed last week. Sneed, who produced such joints at "Keep Their Heads Ringin" and "Natural Born Killaz" is now recovering and living in Atlanta. While dealing with his bout, Sneed continued… Read more »

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First Blind Emcee

Barring occasional crazy behavior, hip hop has yet to have a major rapper deemed "handicapped." Blind emcee, ironically named SuperVision, aims to change all that with his debut album, 20/20 on Capitol Records. At 8 years-old, SuperVision (aka Damin Bordenave) lost his eye sight after contracting pink eye, a normally curable eye ailment. However, when… Read more »

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New Documentary On Hip-Hop

Acadamy Award Nominated Director Peter Spirer has announced he is releasing a new documentary that features some of Hip-Hop’s biggest acts, including Nas, Jay-Z and Q-Tip. The forthcoming documentary, is titled East Coast Mix 1 and will be available on the DVD/VHS format. The documentary interviews artists, as they explain what Hip-Hop means to them…. Read more »

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Rah Digga Making Moves

Rah Digga is always prepared to rock the microphone. The phenomenal, highly acclaimed rap artist is on a one-way trip to the top and no one can stop her. Since the beginning of her career – she was lacing brilliant rhymes on Busta Rhymes’ Flip Mode Squad projects – Rah Digga’s lyrical prowess and distinguished… Read more »

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Run-DMC Fans Raise Hell

Three police dogs and several Marion County, Indianapolis police officers were called in to disperse a crow of roughly 100 people and one person was arrested after a Run-DMC show was canceled. According to reports filed by the police, 22 year old Chris Seidensticker fought with employees at the 8 Seconds Saloon, located on the… Read more »

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KRS-One And Lugz Team Up

Lugz Footwear announces a sponsorship pact with legendary rap artist KRS-One to bring forth an event celebrating the worldwide phenomenon known as Hip-Hop. The 8-day event, known as Hip-Hop Appreciation Week, will take place from May 14-21, 2001. The message that will be honed at various events during the week will be concentrated on a… Read more »

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Eminem Gets Hefty Child Support Bill

A Michigan Circuit court agency recommended that Eminem pay $142,480 a year or $2,740 per week in child support to his soon to be ex-wife, Kim Mathers. Kim and Eminem agreed in March to have joint custody of their 5 year old daughter, Hailie Jade. It was also recommended that Eminem pay an extra $156… Read more »

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Prince Ital Joe Killed In Car Accident

A cast of the Southern California entertainment industry’s rank and file, which included Steven Seagal, paid their respects at Los Angeles Forest Lawn to the ragga mic-controller Prince Ital Joe, who Dr. Dre heralded as "the true Rasta reggae rapper." Prince Ital Joe died on an Arizona highway May 16, while en route to his… Read more »

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Rampage Fridays!

For all you Philly Heads, Rampage of the Flip Mode Squad hosts Rampage Fridays every Friday at Club Moet. The club is located at Broad and Germantown in North Philly. Rampage, who will continue to host the event all this summer, also hosts listening parties for albums at Club Moet. According to sources, Rampage is… Read more »

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Red Alert Back On NYC Radio

Icons don’t go away easily. After parting with former employer, NY’s Hot 97, Kool DJ Red Alert has found a new home at Kiss FM 98.7 in New York City. His first day on the job is Monday, June 4 from 6-7 p.m. and the veteran DJ says he is excited to be on the… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Summit Agenda Announced

Russell Simmons, organizer of the Hip-Hop Summit that will bring together the entertainment industry to address the serious issues abounding in hip hop, today announced the four major points to be addressed in the meetings that are being scheduled at the June 12-13th event in New York City. Simmons also named the key people who… Read more »

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Keith Murray Released

Keith Murray, who spent three years in prison for allegedly hitting a man over the head with a bar stool, is now a free man. Murray left the Maple Street House in Bridgeport Connecticut on Monday and went to New York to spend time with his family. Keith Murray was very visible during his incarceration,… Read more »

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City Council Votes Down Big Pun’s Intersection

A City Council committee has voted against a measure that would have named a Bronx intersection after Christoper "Big Pun" Rios because of their discomfort over his lyrics. Fans of Big Pun collected over 7,000 signatures, requesting to rename the intersection of 163rd and Rogers Place in the Morrisania section of the Bronx, to be… Read more »

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Snoop Dogg And Dre To Star In New Flick

Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre will star in a new comedy titled "The Wash," which was written directed and produced by DJ Pooh. According to Lion’s Gate Entertainment, who will also produce the movie alongside Pooh’s Lithium Entertainment, the flick is about two roommates, who are associated with a car wash. Production for the movie… Read more »

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