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LA Times Editors Ponder Writers Fate After Botched Tupac Article

The Los Angeles Times has yet to determine the fate of writer Chuck Phillips, the staffer responsible for the newspaper’s highly publicized Hip-Hop scandal.   A month after Phillips’ story appeared in the daily implicating Hip-Hop execs Sean “Puffy” Combs and Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond in the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur, he remains on the… Read more »

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Esham, Royce 5’9 Launch Tour

Detroit rapper Esham and Royce 5’9 have announced the Sacrificial Lambz 2008 tour in support of Esham’s new album of the same title.   The tour, which opens in Flint Michigan, will hit 26 cities, before winding down in mid-June in Canada to promote Esham’s first album in three years, which is being released on… Read more »

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Suave Records Announces Deal With Koch

Two of Hip-Hop’s music’s best known independent record labels have come together for a new joint venture.   Koch Records will work with Houston, Texas based pioneering independent label Suave Records (formerly known as Suave House Records), to release a series of albums from 8Ball & MJG, Gillie Da Kid and Jiggolo.   For Koch’s… Read more »

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Busta Teams With Linkin Park For New Single/Video

Busta Rhymes and Linkin Park are collaborating and shooting “We Made It” today (April 15) in Los Angeles, the first single and video from Busta’s Rhymes’ highly anticipated eighth studio album Blessed.   Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda will appear in the video, which is being directed by acclaimed director Chris Robinson.  … Read more »

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RZA Launches WuChess.Com; New Films, Album

The RZA has announced the launch of a new online community geared towards chess players within the Hip-Hop culture worldwide.   The website, WuChess.com, a partnership between RZA and ChessPark.com, will allow members to challenge others around the world, including the Wu-Tang producer himself.   In addition to live play, members of the online chess… Read more »

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Lil Wayne Headlines BMI Unsigned Urban Showcase

Cash Money/Universal Records artist Lil Wayne will be among the music industry heavyweights appearing at this year’s BMI Unsigned Urban Showcase.The 11th annual event, which is scheduled to take place at 9 p.m. on April 24 at the Luckie Lounge in Atlanta, will feature four aspiring artists who will perform in front of group of… Read more »

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Rappers Get Political; Encourage Youth To Vote

Business mogul and political activist Russell Simmons has assembled an all-star cast of rappers, who will launch the National Hip-Hop Team Vote 2008 campaign in Philadelphia on April 20.   Rappers like Styles P., Mike Jones, Webbie, Lil Boosie, Rich Boy, Lil X, Flo-Rida, singer Chrisette Michelle, BET’s Rocsi and Terrence J. and Reggaeton singer… Read more »

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