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Common Preps 2 Albums, New Ad Campaign

Grammy Award winning rapper Common is preparing for a busy 2008, as he readies two albums and a new global advertising campaign.   Common, born Lonnie Rashid Lynn, will be featured in Converse’s new advertising campaign celebrating the company’s 100th year in business.   The “Connectivity” advertising campaign, which rolls out around the world starting… Read more »

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Russell Simmons Talks 5th Annual Action Awards

Russell Simmons and the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network will host an all-star fundraising dinner to recognize the outstanding work of various rappers and corporate executives on Monday (February 25).   The Fifth Annual Action Awards will recognize Snoop Dogg, Chris Lighty, Doug E. Fresh, Jim Jones, Ciara and Mellody Hobson of Ariel Capital Management for… Read more »

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NC State U Study Connects Hip-Hop/Sexism

A study conducted by two political science professors at North Carolina State University concluded that though a connection exists between Hip-Hop music and sexism, blaming the music for the sexist attitudes of college students is taking the connection a step too far.   Dr. Michael Cobb, assistant professor of political science, and Dr. Bill Boettcher,… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Snoop Cited For Weed In NY

Rap star Snoop Dogg was cited for smoking marijuana outside of a Manhattan nightclub on Wednesday (February 20). According to the New York Post, Snoop, born Calvin Broadus Jr, was not arrested for the infraction, but was handed a desk-appearance ticket for possession of marijuana. According to Snoop’s lawyer Donald Etra, the rapper will contest… Read more »

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Fans Riot During Akon Show At Mall

A free concert featuring R&B crooner Akon took a violent turn Wednesday (Feb. 20) as authorities struggled to maintain order among upset fans.   According to Reuters, the violence occurred after a fire alarm was pulled during the show, which took place at the Fields Shopping Mall in Copenhagen.   Some 2,000 to 3,000 people… Read more »

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