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Wu-Tang Perform, Old Dirty Shows Up!

The Wu-Tang Clan performed to a capacity crowd at The Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan last night, drawing over a thousand people to celebrate the release of their latest album The W. While the members of Clan were all in demand, none are sought after as fugitive Old Dirty Bastard, who took the time to pass… Read more »

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Prodigy’s InfamousStores Shutdown

InfamousStores.com, the website launched by Prodigy of Mobb Deep, has been shutdown by the webmaster because Prodigy’s allegedly neglected to pay the bills. According to the webmaster of the site, InfamousStores.com will be closed down until Prodigy "acts in a responsible manner to his fans." M.D Thorpe, Jr., a medical doctor who runs several web… Read more »

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Rakim Signs With Dre’s Aftermath

Rakim has signed with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment, after lackluster performance of his last record, The Master and Universal’s lack of promotional effort behind the release. The album, titled Oh My God, is due to be released in the Spring of 2001, and will feature production from Mel-Man, Dr. Dre and DJ Premier.

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Scarface Hits The Road

Scarface is slated to hit the road in support of his 6th LP, Last Of A Dying Breed which hit the stores in October. Last Of A Dying Breed is already certified gold, with over 550,000 units sold. The tour kicks off in Cincinnati Ohio and ends in Los Angeles. Scarface heads up Def Jam… Read more »

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BET Bought By Viacom

BET has been acquired by Viacom, the company the owns UPN, and MTV among other holdings. The deal is worth an estimated $3 Billion dollars, gives Viacom a monopoly over the music distribution in the United States, including VH1, The Box, M2, MTV, and now BET. Executive at BET claim that their programming will not… Read more »

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Old Dirty Bastard Caught In Philly

Old Dirty Bastard, who openly flaunted his escape to authorities by performing last week, has been caught. Less than a week ago ODB vowed to a Crowd at New York ‘s Hammerstein Ballroom that he would eat "like a bird," while the fugitive performed with the rest of the Wu Tang Clan. The 31 year… Read more »

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New Label From Jay-Z And Co.

Jay-Z is taking his successes and investing. According to sources, Jay has vouched for a new label, Carter Faculty. The label, which will be run by Tyran Smith and Jay’s cousin, Bryant Biggs will also be distributed through Def Jam. Although it is not clear what financial stake Jay has in the the label, Smith… Read more »

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Urb Magazine Celebrates 10 Years

URB Magazine, America’s leading voice of independent hip-hop, electronic dance music and DJ culture, will celebrate it’s 10-year anniversary with it’s upcoming January/February 2001 issue (Issue #81, on stands January 2, 2001). To commemorate the occasion URB is planning a three-cover issue, each featuring an artist that has represented the different musical tastes that have… Read more »

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Kid Rock’s Sidekick Joe C. Dies

Joe C., born Joe Calleja, passed away Thursday (November 26th, 2000). His death was the result of an intestinal disorder that had affected the 26 year for most of his life. Calleja, who stood about 3 feet 9 inches, had to take almost 60 pills a day for his disorder. He joined Kid Rock’s Twisted… Read more »

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Suge Knight To See Early Release

Suge Knight is ecepected to be released from prison, serving a little over 4 years of his 9 year sentence. Suge has been out of the rap game since 1997, when violated his parole for his involvement in fight, which according to police, led to the murder of Tupac Shakur. Suge is eligible under California… Read more »

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LL Cool J’s Cousin Busted

According to NY Newsday, LL’s cousin, Cynthia Cooper was charged with stealing checks sent to LL Cool J and his Camp Cool J fund. Yesterday, she was arraigned on charges that she stole more than $150,000 from the rapper and his camp sponsorship program. She pleaded not guilty to grand larceny, scheming to defraud, falsifying… Read more »

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LL Finishs Up The G.O.A.T

LL Cool J is putting the finishing touches on his latest release, The G.O.A.T (The Greatest Of All Time). He is also working hard, filming two movies this summer. He will co-star opposite of Whoopie Goldberg in Kingdom Come, which will be a comedy. He will then work on Roller Ball, which is a remake… Read more »

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DMX’s Manager Shot In Yonkers

DMX’s Manager, Ray Copeland, was shot in the arm Tuesday night after departing a studio in Yonkers, NY. After being treated in a local hospital, Copeland was released. While an official statement has yet to be released by DMX, anonymous sources have speculated that the shooting may be a retaliation against DMX from Ruff Ryders,… Read more »

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Mase Preaching In D.C.

Former Bad Boy recording artist Mase, will be preaching tomorrow (Friday December 1st, 2000) in Washington D. C. S.A.N.E Ministries, which stands for "Saving A Nation Endangered" will present the rapper turnerd preacher delivering his message of "How God Brought Transformation To This Man..". The event starts at 7PM at Shiloh Baptist Church 1500 Washington… Read more »

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Master P Sued

Master P is being sued by a bank in Louisiana, claiming he owes $739,000 on a line of credit he secured last year. The lawsuit which was filed a couple of weeks ago, claims that P has fallen behind repaying a promissory note made in May of 1999. P owns a variety of businesses, including… Read more »

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