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Nate Dogg Released on $50k Bail

California crooner Nate Dogg has been released from the Twin Towers jail in Los Angeles early Tuesday morning (Jun 24), after posting a $50,000 bond, AllHipHop.com has learned exclusively.   The 38-year-old singer was picked up by the California Highway Patrol around 8:30 am the previous day, after an exchange with his estranged wife on… Read more »

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DMX Busted Without Valid Driver’s License

Legal troubles continue to mount for rapper DMX.  The Associated Press reports the rapper (born Earl Simmons) was picked up about 1:30 p.m. Monday (June 23) by Miami Dade County Police. Authorities, who had an arrest warrant for Simmons for not having a valid driver’s license, took the Yonkers, NY entertainer to Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Institute.  According… Read more »

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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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