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Common Launches The Corner Book Club

Chicago-based rapper/actor Common is spearheading a new effort to encourage youth to read.   The entertainer, who will soon be seen alongside Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman in the movie Wanted, is using his Common Ground Foundation to launch The Corner, a national online book club designed to develop critical thinking skills among participants while… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Photographer’s Collection Up For Sale For $ 1 Mil

Legendary photographer/photojournalist Ernie Paniccioli is selling his vast collection of Hip-Hop images, AllHipHop.com has learned.   Paniccioli, who authored the best-selling book Who Shot Ya: Three Decades Of Hip-Hop Photography, is known throughout the world as one of the world’s top Hip-Hop photographers.   His massive collection features over 250,000 images of various rappers, B-Boys,… Read more »

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Twista Calls Out Father Pfleger

Chicago rapper Twista is speaking out against Father Michael Pfelger, commenting on the irony of the controversy created by Pfelger’s recent comments.   The Catholic priest came under fire for controversial comments made during a sermon at Democratic Nominee Barack Obama’s former church.   While speaking to the congregation at Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s Trinity United… Read more »

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Snoop Dogg Gets Animated In New DVD

Music from Snoop Dogg’s 2006 album Tha Blue Carpet Treatment will take on a new life, as the rapper unveils his mind state behind the multi-platinum release with an upcoming animated DVD.   The film, titled Snoop Dogg Presents Adventures of Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, will feature an animated version of the Long Beach, California… Read more »

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Trick Daddy Pens Autobiography

Rapper and Dunk Ryder Record label CEO Trick Daddy is set to take on yet another title: author.   The 33-year-old Miami-born rapper, told AllHipHop.com that he is currently working on a new autobiographical book.   “The book is amazing already,” Trick Daddy told AllHipHop.com about the untitled book. “I have a writer, I have… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Queen Latifah Launches Perfume Line

Rapper-turned-Hollywood powerhouse Queen Latifah is set to launch a new line of perfume scheduled to hit stores in 2009. The award winning actress and Cover Girl spokesperson has partnered with Fort Lauderdale, Florida -based Parlux Fragrances, which has produced scents for Paris Hilton, GUESS? and Jessica Simpson. “Scent expresses a woman’s confidence and sensuality,” Latifah… Read more »

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Serius Jones Off Ludacris’ DTP Label

New Jersey rapper Serius Jones has officially been released from his recording contract with Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam records, AllHipHop.com has learned.   The 2005 Fight Klub champion says that while the decision was made around the time of DTP’s renegotiation with Def Jam in March, he only recently received the official clearance to move… Read more »

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Shakir Stewart Replaces Jay-Z At Def Jam

Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJ) has announced that Shakir Stewart will effectively fill the vacancy left by rapper/mogul Jay-Z, who announced his resignation as President of Def Jam in December of 2007.   Stewart, who was senior VP of A&R, was named Executive Vice President of Def Jam Recordings Antonio “L.A.” Reid announced today… Read more »

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