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Ice Cube Breaks Down Hollywood, Puts Music On Hold

In a recent interview with Filmcritic, rapper turned director/actor/producer Ice Cube said that he was putting music on the back burner for movies. Cube, who’s company Cubevision is preparing to release All About The Benjamin, broke down the Hollywood game. "In Hollywood, you can become a guy who’s just waiting for the phone to ring… Read more »

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Mos Def/Massive Attack Set To Release Collaboration

European group Massive Attack are planning to release their collaboration with Mos Def via the net as a free download. The track, titled "I Against I" was recorded lat year. According to group member 3D, Mos and Massive Attack recorded the song last year. Massive Attack completely reconstructed the original track resulting in the new… Read more »

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Masterfool Prepares To Drop His Solo Effort

Master Fool, best known from his appearances on MTV’s Lyricist Lounge Show, will finally drop his solo debut this spring on Spit Factory Records. The album, "Brownsville :Kid Epitome Raw Animal Magnetism," was recorded on both coasts with several rappers and producers. Rappers like Old Dirty Bastard, West Coast singer Kokane and Spit Factory’s own… Read more »

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RUN-Dmc First Hip-Hop Act On Hollywood Rockwalk

Run-DMC will be the first hip-hop group to be inducted into Hollywood’s Rockwalk, the only sidewalk gallery dedicated to honoring artists who have made a contribution in the advancement of music. The Rockwalk is located at 7425 Sunset Boulevard in Hollywood, California. Run DMC’s handprints and signatures will be placed amongst the likes of B.B…. Read more »

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O.J. Simpson And Juvenile To Peform Despite Boycott

OJ Simpson is scheduled to appear at a hip-hop concert featuring Juvenile next month in Cincinnati’s Over-The-Rhine neighborhood. Last April, Over The Rhine saw the city’s worst riots since Reverend Martin Luther King JR. was assassinated. "O.J. is promoting peace," said promoter Anthony Pierre of Mactone Investments. "He is coming to Cincinnati to show there… Read more »

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News Alerts: Gangstarr, Pun & JCOR

Gangstarr in the Studio Gangstarr is in the studio finishing up their untitled 5th album. According to Guru, he and Premier have finished 5 songs. The latest installment for the group will feature Krumb Snatcha, Big Shug, Bumpy Knuckles, M.O.P. and others. The CD will be released later this year. In related news, Nike tapped… Read more »

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Big Pun Documentary Pushed Back

The documentary on the life of the late Big Punisher has been pushed back to May 2002. The film will detail the rapper’s life and reveals some of the more destructive aspects of his life. The movie was sparked by Pun’s widow and she plans to expose the rapper’s meaner side. The documentary, “Still Not… Read more »

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JCOR Closes Doors Amidst Controversy

JCOR Records, launched a year ago by Mammoth Record’s founder Jay Faires, recently shut down it’s Los Angeles offices. According to sources, the label will also close the New York office shortly & is currently filing for bankruptcy. Sources say the label was in financial turmoil & there are allegations that Faires took money from… Read more »

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Gangstarr Readies 6th LP

Gangstarr is in the studio finishing up their untitled 6th album. According to Guru, he and Premier have finished 5 songs. The latest installment for the group will feature Krumb Snatcha, Big Shug, Bumpy Knuckles, M.O.P. and others. The CD will be released later this year. In related news, Nike tapped the group’s 1989 hit… Read more »

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Nate Dogg Gets Romantic

Hip-hop crooner Nate Dogg recently told AllHipHop.com that later in his career he would begin singing love songs, contrasting his current raw style. The self-proclaimed romantic said that he has written roughly 30 love songs in his home studio. “I damn sure refuse to be 50-years old singing, ‘B*tch,’ he said singing. “One day I… Read more »

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Master P Makes Surprise Appearance

Master P & son Lil Romeo made a surprise speaking appearance at a Chicago high school on Thursday, making up for a broken promise by a scam artist. Last month, Lisa Clayton posed as an agent for P & took $1500 from the students. She promised No Limit Clothing & concert tickets before disappearing. Local… Read more »

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Tommy Boy Stays In Biz, Shifts Focus

Tommy Boy will scale back their operation and, according to sources, 80 employees will be let go. Warner Music will buy out the remaining 50% of the label from founder Tom Silverman, who will retain several artists and the Tommy Boy name. According to sources, the label is not going out of business as has… Read more »

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Pepa Talks To Deceased Father

Sandi “Pepa” Denton from the platinum-plus rap duo Salt-n-Pepa recently went on television to speak with a psychic to channel her deceased father’s spirit to the earth. On his ABC program “Crossing Over” psychic John Edwards channeled the spirits of Pepa’s father, grandmother and others. Pepa said that Edwards helped her tie up some of… Read more »

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