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Former Tupac Bodyguard Produces Film

The person responsible for making sure no harm came Tupac Shakur’s body up until his death is producing a film in conjunction with Xenon films. Bodyguard Frank Alexander, a former body builder and ex-marine, has recently produced a film, "Before I Wake," to offer his side of the never-ending saga of Pac. The title is… Read more »

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Mr. Cheeks Forms New Label, Plans Tour

Lost Boyz member Mr. Cheeks has formed a new record label, One Fam Music, with his business partner Stephen Marley. Also, Cheeks & Marley’s younger brother, Damien, are planning to record an LP. Currently, the record label is planning a summer tour that will feature all dreadlocked musicians. Mr. Cheeks and the Marley’s are also… Read more »

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C-Murder To Plead Not Guilty

Cory "C-Murder" Miller will plead not guilty to allegations of 2nd degree murder. C-Murder claims he is a victim of mistaken identity in a Jan. 12th shooting that left a 16 year-old dead. The murder charges have not been filed as The Jefferson Parish, Louisiana D.A. reviews the case. He is incarcerated on unrelated charges… Read more »

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RIAA Goes After Other Companies

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has gone from legally attacking small bootleggers to currently striking a blow to the massive communications conglomerate Verizon. In a landmark decision a judge recently ruled in favor of the RIAA, a watchdog group for record labels, where Verizon must hand over the name of a single person… Read more »

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Federal Task Force Raids Murder Inc.

A special task force of Federal agents raided the New York City offices of Murder Inc. yesterday (Jan. 3) as part of an investigation into Irv Gotti. The task force has been formed to investigate Gotti and his financial ties to Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff. Investigators are trying to determine if McGriff provided money from drug… Read more »

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New Eazy E EP On The Way

Ruthless Records is set to drop a collection of unreleased songs on March 26th, by the late Eazy E, as well as a DVD. The EP, titled "The Real Godfather Of Gangsta Rap," contains 8 unreleased songs produced by longtime friend and Ruthless producer Rhythm D. The EP will be released in March 2002, coinciding… Read more »

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Kevin Powell Leads Clothing Drive

Kevin Powell, founder of HipHop Speaks and former MTV "Real World" star, is leading a clothing drive for Safe Horizon/Streetwork Project on Tuesday, December 18th, at 545 8th Avenue, between 37th and 38th streets. The Streetwork Project represents over 800 young people between the ages of 13 and 23 and they are particularly in need… Read more »

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Jay-Z Sentenced

Jay-Z was sentenced to to three years probation on Thursday, December 6th for the 1999 stabbing of Lance "Un" Rivera at the Kit Kat Klub. Jay-Z plead guilty to the stabbing in October. Persecutors were frustrated when Rivera stopped cooperating, after he received $600,000 in an out of court civil settlement with Jigga. "If you… Read more »

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Jay-Z To Do Benefit Concert

If you live in New York City and you happen to be a Jay-Z fan, clear your schedule on Friday, November 23rd. Jiggaman and the rest of the Roc-A-Fella family will be doing a benefit concert at the famed Apollo Theater. There will be two all ages shows, the first one kicking off at 7PM,… Read more »

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Justo’s 6th Annual Mixtape Awards A Success

Justo’s 6th Annual Mixtape Awards went down without a hitch, at New York City’s famed Apollo Theater on Tuesday, December 11th. The scene in front of the Apollo started to get hectic an hour before showtime, with Street teams from various labels postering the entire area up with Mobb Deep, Wu-Tang, G-Dep and Bubba Sparx/Jadakiss… Read more »

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St; Lunatics Hit Platinum

Universal Records rap group the St. Lunatics have gone platinum, with their debut album Free City, signifying sales of more than one million copies. Free City debuted in the # 3 position the Billboard 200 this past summer. Comprised of Ali, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee, Nelly and the group’s silent hypeman Slo Down, the ST. LUNATICS’… Read more »

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