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Violator All-Star DJ Coalition Launches

Violator mogul Chris Lighty is launching a new coalition aimed at unifying radio DJ’s across the country.The Violator All-Star DJ’s, named after Lighty’s company, aims to create a union of DJ’s that he and co-founder DJ Scrap Dirty say is currently fragmented. "I started carrying crates for Red Alert," Lighty told AllHipHop.com. "We wanted to… Read more »

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Slick Rick’s Welcome Home Concert Rescheduled

A welcome home concert for Slick Rick that was supposed to take place January 9 has been rescheduled.The original show was set to take place at Brooklyn, New York’s Southpaw Club but was postponed for unknown reasons.The rescheduled show will now happen at the Knitting Factory in Manhattan and will take place January 23.Slick Rick… Read more »

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Music Choice Gives More Choices

Digital cable channel Music Choice will give listeners the chance to customize their own music channel through their new service “My Music Choice.”The new enhancement will give customers the opportunity to create a mixtape-styled portal.Utilizing the same technique as pay-per-view movies (video-on-demand), digital cable subscribers will be able to select a music genre by scrolling… Read more »

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Woman Accuses Dame Dash Of Rape

Roc-A-Fella mogul Dame Dash is being accused of raping a woman over a year ago.Kirstie Thompson, a former model, filed a $15 million dollar lawsuit in New York Supreme Court yesterday.She alleges Dash attacked her over a year ago, on New Years Day of 2003.Thompson claims the attack happened while she was inebriated on an… Read more »

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Chingy, Ludacris, I-20 Hit The Road

Disturbing Tha Peace crew members Chingy, Ludacris and I-20 will embark on a 27-city tour, which kicks off February 16.The tour kicks off at Oregon’s PDX Ballroom and winds down in Las Vegas at the House of Blues.In related news, Chingy wrapped the video for “One Call Away,” the third single from his double platinum… Read more »

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Queen Latifah On Board With UPN

Queen Latifah will join the ranks of rappers employed by UPN as she is set to executive produce an updated version of “WKRP in Cincinnati,” according to a reports.The new show will be called “WHOT” and will feature a hip-hop take on the popular ’80s sitcom.The series is based upon a young white woman who… Read more »

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Lloyd Banks Releasing Interactive Porn DVD

G-Unit’s Lloyd Banks has inked a deal with production company “Digital Sin,” to direct an interactive porn CD titled “Groupie Luv.”Digital Sin and Banks’ Bank Shot Productions will produce the DVD, which allows viewers to choose which girls have sex and where it will take place.”It’s gonna be great, it will seem like you will… Read more »

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Rawkus Records Closing Doors

After eight years in business and releasing such groundbreaking artists as Mos Def and Talib Kweli, seminal hip-hop label Rawkus Records is closing their doors.According to sources, the label will officially shut down as of January 31.”We all found out on Friday,” a source who wished to remain anonymous told AllHipHop.com.After signing a joint venture… Read more »

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Dame Dash Gets Keys To The City Of Richmond, VA

Roc-A-Fella CEO Damon Dash will be presented with the keys to the city of Richmond, Virginia.City Manager Calvin Jamison will hand over the keys to Dash on Friday January 16, as part of the 8th Annual Freedom Classic Weekend.Dash will be joined by Kanye West, M.O.P., Young Gunz, Nicole Wray, Allen Anthony, Memphis Bleek and… Read more »

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Belly Special Edition DVD & CD To Be Released

Famed music director Hype Williams’ first foray into movies, “Belly,” will be re-released on DVD later this month as a special edition package.The set will include deleted scenes; the “Grand Finale” music video with DMX, Nas, Method Man and Ja Rule; and Multiple spoken-word featurettes.In addition, the original soundtrack to the movie will also be… Read more »

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G-Unit’s Tony Yayo Free From Jail

Last Thursday (Jan. 9), Tony Yayo, one-third of the original G-Unit, was finally released from New York prison Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility after serving a year for gun possession. G-Unit DJ Whoo Kid called into Hot 97 on Friday and announced that the crew gave the rapper a party and the label granted him… Read more »

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NCAA President Criticizes Snoop Dogg Ads

The head of the NCAA told leaders of the BCS (Bowl Championship Series) that he was unhappy with the series of commercials that featured Snoop Dogg.President Myles Brand chided the organization, which determines what teams play each other in the BCS, while speaking at the NCAA Convention today (January 11).”I thought it was inappropriate for… Read more »

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