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FBI Conducted Eazy E/Tupac Extortion Plot

The FBI conducted a two and a half year investigation into the Jewish Defense League allegedly trying to extort money from Tupac Shakur and Eazy E. The JDL apparently phoned the two stars and made death threats against them. The probe lasted from October 17, 1996 until May 18, 1999, when the investigators couldn’t prove… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Banned From PR Parade?

Puerto Rican Day Parade directors are considering banning Hip-Hop from the festivities. The directors claim that some of the floats carrying Hip-Hop artists attract rowdies that are tarnishing the festivals image. Federico Perez, who has been a board member since the 1960’s and a former councilman in the Bronx is concerned that many of the… Read more »

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The Source Awards Turned Out

Due to the current mindset of Hip-Hop artists, and the Thug image that everyone that seems to be so trendy in today’s music, The Source Awards ended shortly after in began. Prior to the event beginning, DJ Quik was involved in what appears to be an unrelated scuffle outside of the auditorium, when he was… Read more »

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South Park Mexican Signs Major Deal

The South Park Mexican (Carlos Coy), and his label, Dope House Records were being courted by several major labels, who were interested in handling the marketing and distribution of the label’s releases. He settled for Universal, which also has Def Jam, and Cash Money Records, in a deal worth an estimated $12 Million dollars. The… Read more »

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Afu-Ra Album To Be Released

KOCH/ Fat Beats will release the debut album from Afu-Ra entitled, Afu-Ra (Body Of The Life Force) this October. Afu- Ra is not your ordinary MC. He is a father, a devout reader, a dedicated Tae Kwon Do student and Rastafarian. Hip-Hop fans around the world will recognize Afu-Ra from his involvement on both Jeru… Read more »

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Lyricist Lounge Tour Dates

The Lyricist Lounge will kick off September 10th, in Chicago Illinois at The House Of Blues. Mos Def will be headlining the tour, which will also feature performances by: Bahamdia, 50 Cent, Slum Village, Master Fuol, Nature, Talib Kweli and Punch & Words. Sept. 10; House of Blues; Chicago, Ill. Sept. 12; Fox Theatre; Boulder,… Read more »

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Eminem And Kim Mathers Settle Suit

Eminem and his wife Kim Mathers, have settled a $10 Million dollar suit, which sought to prevent Eminem from writing any more songs about his wife, sole custody of their daughter and other things. As part of the settlement, Eminem will share custody of their daughter, although physical custody will go to Kim. The duo… Read more »

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Major Corporations Threaten Napster

Steve Heckler, VP of Information Technology has issued a chilling threat against Napster, and the development of any sort of technology outside of the major entertainment conglomerate’s grasp. After giving a speech at California State University, Heckler told the Summer Forty-Niner (the student newspaper) that " The music industry will take whatever steps it needs… Read more »

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Up In Smoke Tour In Your House

The Up In Smoke Tour will be released in November on video and DVD format, for those that couldn’t make it to the Successful tour. Eagle Vision Entertainment signed a joint venture deal with Aftermath and secured the worldwide rights to the documentary, which will feature Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Kurupt, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Ice… Read more »

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E-40 Sought

Pasadena Police have announced that they are seeking E-40 as the suspect in a Felony assault that left a 29 year old man hospitalized. As we reported earlier from our sources that were present and covering the event, the man turned out to be Andre Dow, or Mack Minister. Dow, who is from San Francisco… Read more »

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Eminem Withdraws From Festival

Eminem has withdrawn from the Carling Weekend Festivals in Europe. His legal proceedings are preventing him from getting permission to leave the United States. According to his label in Europe, which is Polydor: “Eminem has had to pull out of scheduled performances at Reading and Leeds later this month. Eminem does not have permission to… Read more »

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Eminem Rejects Mothers Settlement Offer

Eminem has rejected his mother’s $2 Million dollar settlement offer, according to court records. Debbie Mathers-Briggs filed suit against Eminem for a whopping $10 Million dollars, claiming that Em defamed her by describing her in various magazines and songs as an unhappy, lawsuit happy drug user. Briggs, who now resides in St. Joseph Missouri, filed… Read more »

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Word Of Mouth Tour Kicks Off

Jurassic 5, Dilated Peoples, the Beat Junkies, and Supernatural will hit the road for the Word Of Mouth Tour, which kicks off September 13, in Los Angeles. The released tour itinerary concentrates the groups to much of the West Coast, with dates being added. Jurassic 5 recently had to pull out of the Warped Tour… Read more »

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DJ Klever Captures DMC Title

DJ Klever is the latest DMC World Title holder. The event put Klever, who was born Josh Winkler, against 11 other United States DJ’s. He now moves on to the World DMC Championship, which is being held in London September 23 and 24th. Last years United States winner, P-Trix placed second, while Jay Slim of… Read more »

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Outkast Inks Label Deal With Elektra

Elektra Entertainment has entered into a label deal with the much sought after brain trust of multiplatinum hip hop group Outkast. Andre "3000" Benjamin, and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton, both of Outkast and David "Mr. DJ" Sheats, (principals in the production team Earthtone III) have launched Atlanta based Aquemini Records with Elektra. The first artist… Read more »

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