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ANTRA To Distribute Miramax Film

The ANTRA Music Group announced that it has signed an agreement with Miramax Films to produce and distribute the soundtrack/full-length album to the movie “O,” a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello, starring Martin Sheen, John Heard (Beaches) and supported by some of today’s leading teen celebrities including Mekhi Phifer (Clockers, Soul Food and I Still… Read more »

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Regent University Sponsors Hip-Hop Conference

Regent University, headed up by religious man Pat Robertson is sponsoring a conference on "The Hip-Hop Nation", to try to help adults understand "Urban Youth Culture", and its appeal on teenagers. “Churches don’t get the rap thing,” the Rev. Eugene Rivers III, the conference’s featured speaker, said Friday. “They still don’t get rock ‘n’ roll… Read more »

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New Music For Once In A Life Time

KRS-One, Guru from Gang Starr, Schoolly D, Black Sheep, and Vernon Reid from Living Colour, are contributing new and unreleased material to the Soundtrack to the Larry Fishburne directed movie, Once In A Life. KRS-One will contribute a cut titled: "Shutupa Yo’ Face," and will be the first solo release since his 1997 LP "I… Read more »

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Q-Tip, Lucy Pearl Collaborate

Q-Tip has hooked up with former Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammad to create a cut for the upcoming Lucy Pearl album. The song entitled You, also features a performance by Snoop Dogg. Snoop recorded his vocals Via an ISDN line between Capitol Studios in L.A., and Avatar Studios in New York City. The… Read more »

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Italian Rap Star Sends Message To Prime Minister

Italian rap star Lorenzo Jovanotti sent a message to Prime Minister Massimo D’Alema to forgive all Third World debt as a sign of hope for the new millennium. Performing at the country’s biggest music festival in the Italian Riviera resort of San Remo, Jovanotti declared: “I would like to use the microphone and the television,… Read more »

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MAC Charged With Murder

Mac The Camouflage Assassin, whose real name is Mckinley Phipps, has been arrested and charged with first degree murder, following a shooting at a night club. Apparently Barron Victor Jr. and Phipps got into an altercation after a performance dubbed the World War Party, at Club Mercedes in Baton Rouge. Phipps, who was the feature… Read more »

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Big Pun Suffers Fatal Heart Attack

Big Punisher, who was enjoying the success he had achieved with Jennifer Lopez’ "Feelin’ So Good" single, suffered a fatal heart attack and was pronounced dead Monday afternoon at the age of 28. A hospital spokesperson, and Loud Records declined to discuss details of the rapper’s condition. The only information was that Big Pun was… Read more »

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Flesh-N-Bone Sentenced

Flesh-N-Bone was sentenced to 11 years in a California State Prison for threatening a friend with an AK-47 last December. He was found guilty of Assault With A Deadly Weapon and Criminal Possession Of A Firm Are By A Felon in June. Flesh was already behind bars for another violation, in which the LAPD found… Read more »

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Hip-Hopera

Lifted Productions is looking for performing artists to star in the first Broadway show dedicated to the four elements of Hip-Hop. "Echo Park" is about the phenomenal growth of Hip-Hop culture in the past 20 years. The show is slated to open in June at the world famous Apollo theatre in Harlem New York City…. Read more »

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New York Post Rips Puff Daddy

New York Post Commentator Jack Newfield wrote an article today declaring Puff Daddy The Dumbest Mogul Ever. He goes on to write about Puffy’s antics. Commenting on the latest nonsense, the crap in the Hamptons, Puff chillen with Donald Trump (who now wants nothing to do with Puff, and is a racist). He even gets… Read more »

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Mos Def/Macy Gray Perform

In Rawkus related news, Mos Def is doing a show with Macy Gray at the Roseland in New York City, Feb. 12th. The next Mos Def single will be Umi Says from his critically acclaimed Black On Both Sides album. The label also has dibs on Big L’s album, which was completed before our hero… Read more »

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Violence Erupts At Cash Money Show

The Cash Money Concert at the Oakland Coliseum was cancelled on Friday after a crowd stormed the arena to gain entry and battled with the audience already inside, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department said on Saturday. According to sources, Eve, BG and Juvenile were scheduled to perform. Lt. J.C. Maldonado said approximately 12,500 people were… Read more »

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Easy Mo Bee To Release Compilation

Easy Mo Bee, the man that brought us unforgettable Hip-Hop cuts like Warning from Biggie, Flava In Your Ear from Craig Mack, Every Thing Remains Raw by Busta Rhymes and many more, is finally getting to get his own compilation out. The album is titled Now Or Never: Odyssey 2000, and will feature Raekwon, Cocoa… Read more »

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Chuck D. Hooks Up With Billboard

Chuck D. is hooking up with billboardtalentnet.com in February to answer questions for BTN users. They will also be able to peep Chuck’s latest speech at the Jupiter Music Conference via BTN Music Insider Radio. Chuck D. is one of the pioneers that recognize the potential the Internet has to offer. He runs rapstation.com and… Read more »

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Rappin 4Tay To Tour

Rappin 4Tay is on a nationwide tour this year, to support his latest album, "An Introduction To Macking". With 4Tay is Max Julien, who is best known for his role as Goldie in the classic ’70s movie, The Mack. The two players are also working on a new movie entitled Sex Money And Murder. The… Read more »

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