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AHH Stray News: Roots Host Day Long Concert

Grammy Award winning group The Roots will show Philadelphia some brotherly love in June by hosting a day long concert at Festival Pier. On June 7, The Roots will perform alongside Gnarls Barkley, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, The Cool Kids, Santogold, Deerhoof, J*Davey, Diplo and Esperanza. Doors open at noon, while the show… Read more »

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Eminem On Board For Mandela Concert

Rapper Eminem will give a rare performance in June, when he performs at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday party.   According to reports, organizers contacted Eminem last month and he agreed to perform for the former South African president and former head of the African National Congress (ANC).   While Eminem’s name had surfaced in earlier… Read more »

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Vanilla Ice Charged With Domestic Battery

Rapper turned rocker Vanilla Ice was charged with domestic battery for allegedly assaulting his wife last night (April 10).   According to South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel, Vanilla Ice, born Robert Van Winkle was originally accused of striking and kicking his wife, Laura Van Winkle during an argument.   Vanilla Ice, 40, told police that he and… Read more »

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T.I. Hosts Producer Workshop; ‘Paper Trail’ On ‘2010 ish’

T.I. will be sharing his take on the ins-and-outs of the entertainment business with eighteen students in Atlanta today (April 10), after requesting to participate in the FOR ME, Inc’s  Music Producer Workshop.   The four-week, eight-session workshop, which launched on Tuesday (April 8), is the first of a four series program organized by the Future… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: NJ Producer Wins Contest With Flav

A West Creek, New Jersey producer has been named the winner of VH1’s “The Track with Flavor Flav” contest. Producer Sam Knight’s tracks bested over 5,000 original 60-second-tracks, which were submitted online, by up-and-coming music producers, who hoped to work with the Public Enemy frontman/reality show star. Next, Knight will record and co-produce Flavor Flav’s… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Mayor Sued For $27 Million Dollars

Allegations of defrauding the City of Detroit amid perjury and obstruction charges are at the center of a $27 million lawsuit, filed against Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick and his former chief of staff Christine Beatty.   The suit, which was filed Tuesday (April 8) by attorney Corbett Edge O’Meara in Wayne County Circuit Court on… Read more »

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Sean John Anniversary Special Debuts Tonight

MTV will premier two new specials this week to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of Sean John, America’s fastest growing men and women’s sportswear line.The first, a documentary entitled If I Were King, will debut on MTV at 10pm EST tonight (Apr 9).Following an encore of If I Were King on Saturday (Apr 12), the network… Read more »

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