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KRS-One Reveals Apathy of Conscious Rappers

As KRS-One prepares for his Stop the Violence Fundraising Concert on August 26th, the Blastmaster has revealed a surprising lack of support among Hip-Hop’s “conscious” emcees.   This past February, KRS-One received vocal contributions from over 50 rappers for the 2008 version of “Self Destruction,” the seminal 1989 all-star posse cut.   The modern version… Read more »

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Celebrity Stylist Killed, Funeral Info

Funeral service will be held for well known fashion stylists/publicist Sadia Morrison, who was allegedly murdered on June 13 in the Bronx, New York.   While details are sketchy, sources told AllHipHop.com that Morrison was thrown from the roof of a building, but police are still investigating her death and seeking the perpetrator of the… Read more »

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50 Cent Suing Ex For Defamation

Lawyers for 50 Cent are filing a defamation lawsuit against the mother of his 11-year-old son, in an attempt to prevent her from telling the media that he masterminded a May blaze that burnt down 50 Cent’s Long Island mansion.   Tompkins told a number of media outlets that 50 Cent was behind the fire,… Read more »

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BREAKING NEWS: Young Jeezy Arrested

Rapper Young Jeezy was arrested early Wednesday morning (June 18), after being pulled over by the Atlanta Police Department, AllHipHop.com has confirmed.   According to Public Affairs officer Ronald Campbell, Jeezy, born Jay Jenkins, was pulled over on Buford Highway around 2:20am, driving a white Chevrolet Corvette with temporary tags.   The Def Jam artist… Read more »

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9th Wonder, Pete Rock Donate Beats For 100K Battle

North Carolina-based beat maker 9th Wonder, Pete Rock and DJ Babu are among the producers contributing beats for the Wake Up Show/urSession.com 100K Battle.   The event will feature up and coming rappers who will choose from 28 beats to rhyme over, after creating an artist profile on urSession.com.   Participants, who record their best… Read more »

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BMG Launches New Hip-Hop Label

Rap music industry veteran Neil Levine will head up BMG Label Group’s Battery Records, a new Hip-Hop incubator imprint. According to The New York Post, Battery Records will sign and develop upcoming rap artists, grooming them for mainstream success. The most promising of these artists would then graduate to be distributed through BMG’s RCA and… Read more »

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Ice-T Drops Digital Album

West Coast veteran Ice-T is releasing a special edition of his eight studio album which will be available solely for digital download starting Wednesday (June 18).   The Gangsta Rap Special Edition features two previously-unreleased tracks, as well as an alternative silhouette version of the album’s original controversial cover.   On Tuesday (June 17), Gangsta… Read more »

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Lil’ Eazy, Terry Kennedy Team To Fix Skate Park

Compton, California natives Lil’ Eazy E and pro skater Terry Kennedy have teamed to repair a Venice Skate Park and Community Center, in conjunction with Boost Mobile Rock Corps (BMRC).   The pair will roll up their sleeves tomorrow (June 18th) along with the Skate Park Association of the USA (SPAUSA) Lil’ Eazy and Terry… Read more »

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The Outlawz Return With ‘We Want In’

Veteran rap collective the Outlawz are planning a new album titled We Want In.   We Want In is labeled as the group’s “declaration to music moguls, program directors, industry gatekeepers and hip hop bosses that with all due respect, they want in the game.”   The album, which is being distributed by 1 Nation Entertainment/Gold… Read more »

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Terrence Howard Readies Debut Album

Critically-acclaimed actor Terrence Howard is exploring a different route to success with his forthcoming debut album, Shine Through It.   The 11-song Columbia Records release, which was written, arranged and produced by Howard, features the entertainer on vocals and lead guitar.   The album also features production by Miles Mosley, who has produced for artists… Read more »

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