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AHH Stray News: T.I. Designs T-Shirts For Playboy

Atlanta Hip-Hop star T.I. has designed a custom line of T-Shirts for Playboy, AllHipHop.com has learned. The rapper is one of twenty musicians participating in the second annual Rock the Rabbit Program. Each artist placed their own personal design around Playboy’s famous Rabbit Head. T.I.‘s limited edition Rock the Rabbit custom designed line will be… Read more »

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Fans Riot, Flip Cop Car At dead prez show

A concert featuring rap duo Dead Prez resulted in more than $30,000 in damages and an overturned Thurston County Sheriff’s patrol car during a riot that took place after the performance on Friday (February 15).   The Olympian reports that the incident, which happened early Friday at Evergreen State College, stemmed from reports of a… Read more »

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Swizz Beatz Teams With Gap On New Ad Campaign

Hip-Hop producer Swizz Beatz is among five acclaimed musicians and directors that has teamed up with clothing retail giant The Gap, to compose and produce one of five original songs for a new marketing campaign.   Swizz Beatz, along with indie rock group The Blake, electronic artists Dntel, singer-songwriter Marie Digby and Danish post-punk duo… Read more »

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Ruthless Records Relaunches With Sony Deal

Longstanding independent music label Ruthless Records will hit the ground running this year with a string of new albums, as it celebrates 20 years of existence.   Despite Ruthless Records’ unprecedented success with rappers like NWA, The D.O.C., Above The Law, JJ Fad, Michele, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and others, the company suffered a major setback when… Read more »

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Charges Against Trick Daddy Dropped

Prosecutors dismissed misdemeanor charges against Miami rapper Trick Daddy yesterday (February 14).   Charges of disorderly intoxication and resisting arrest were tossed, after prosecutors admitted the rapper did not commit any crimes during an altercation last September at Tootsies Cabaret.   Police responded to a fight at the gentleman’s club around 1:00 am and found… Read more »

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Criminal Charges Against Tony Yayo Dismissed

Criminal charges against rapper G-Unit member Tony Yayo were dismissed today (February 14), although the rapper pled guilty to a violation, regarding an incident last March involving the 14-year-old son of a rival music executive.   In March of 2007, Yayo, born Marvin Bernard, was accused of backhanding the son of music executive Jimmy “Henchmen”… Read more »

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Shyne’s Father Makes History As Black Prime Minister of Belize

Dean Oliver Barrow, the father of incarcerated rapper Shyne, has become the first Black Prime Minister of Belize.Belize is a small Central American country that voted for Barrow over incumbent Prime Minister Said Musa, who was dogged by allegations of embezzlement and financial negligence in recent years.In a swearing in ceremony in Friday, Barrow pledged… Read more »

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Common Offers Fans A Chance To Write Lyrics

Rapper Common is launching “A Minute,” a new lyrical contest encouraging young people to get tested for HIV it was announced today (February 14).   The contest, which kicks off today on MTV’s TRL (Total Request Live) show, offers youth the opportunity to submit lyrics or poems addressing why getting tested for HIV is important…. Read more »

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Rapper Prodigy Granted A Week Extension

Mobb Deep member Prodigy has been granted another week’s freedom, representatives for the rapper announced today (February 14).   Prodigy, born Albert Johnson, was supposed to begin serving a three-year-prison sentence after pleading guilty to unlawful gun possession charges, after police found a .22 caliber handgun in the center console of his SUV during an… Read more »

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