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AHH Stray News: Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige Launch Tour

Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z and R&B singer Mary J. Blige have announced that they will tour North America on the 25-date “Heart of the City” tour.  The tour, which is produced by Live Nation, kicks off March 22nd at Miami’s American Airlines Arena. The pair will stop in major markets like New Orleans, Houston, Las Vegas… Read more »

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Exclusive: M.O.P. Leaving G-Unit Records

Brooklyn rap group M.O.P. is searching for a new label home, as they prepare to leave 50 Cent’s G-Unit imprint, the group’s manager Laze Elliot told AllHipHop.com.   “As soon as I lock down the new situation, it will be official,” Laze told AllHipHop.com, adding that the terms were definitely “amicable.”   While M.O.P.’s three… Read more »

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G-Unit Clothing Brand Closing? Reps Say ‘No’

Representatives for 50 Cent have denied reports that the rapper’s G-Unit Clothing brand will be shutting down for good.   The rapper, born Curtis Jackson, launched his G-Unit clothing brand in 2004 in partnership with Marc Ecko Enterprises, which owns 50% of the brand.   While G-Unit Clothing isn’t shutting its doors, reports have stated that… Read more »

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N.O.R.E., Monie Love Debut Shows On XM

XM Satellite radio listeners will have more options to choose from in terms of rap music with two new shows featuring Queens, New York rapper N.O.R.E. and former Philadelphia on-air radio personality Monie Love.   Militainment Radio with N.O.R.E. will feature N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN, along with co-host and fellow CNN member Capone, in a… Read more »

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Flavor Flav Starring In New Sitcom

Public Enemy rapper Flavor Flav will star in a new half-hour comedy titled Under One Roof, which will debut on the MyNetworkTV network.   MyNetworkTV ordered 13 episodes of Under One Roof, which stars Flavor Flav as Calvester Hill, an ex-convict that moves in with his wealthy, conservative brother.   Calvester subsequently turns his brother’s… Read more »

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Polo Grounds Inks Marketing Deal With Fila

Bryan Leach’s Polo Grounds Music has inked an exclusive marketing and public relations partnership with Fila, which will simultaneously promote Polo Grounds’ roster of artists and Fila’s new lifestyle apparel and footwear lines, the label announced today (February 6).   Secured via the label’s new Brand Marketing Division, the deal combines print, broadcast, and online… Read more »

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Mona Scott-Young Launches Monami Entertainment

Entertainment mogul Mona Scott-Young is embarking on a new path with the launch of her new multimedia company, Monami Entertainment.The New York-based company will offer a variety services which include brand and product development, talent management, television and film production, and marketing.The venture is the latest achievement for Scott-Young, who served as President of Violator… Read more »

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2008 H2OIFF Accepting Film Submissions

The work of aspiring filmmakers will be exposed to a broader audience during this year’s H2O [Hip-Hop Odyssey] International Film Festival (H2OIFF).Submissions are currently being accepted for the sixth annual event, which will stream a portion of the festivities online.Accepted films will compete for a variety of awards, including cash awards, opportunities for distribution deals-DVD,… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: WMG Offers $25 Million For Death Row

Warner Music Group is offering up to $25 million dollars for Death Row Records’ back catalog, according to The New York Post. In a recent filing related to Death Row’s bankruptcy case, WMG was named the leading “stalking-horse bidder” in Death Row’s Los Angeles-based bankruptcy proceedings. Over 10,000 titles are up for sale, including recordings… Read more »

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Devin The Dude Leaves Rap-A-Lot

With a desire to purse other career options, rapper Devin the Dude is parting ways with his longtime recording home Rap-A-Lot Records.   The departure marks the end of a 15 year-plus relationship between Rap-A-Lot and the Texas rapper, who decided not to renew his contract.   According to Devin the Dude, there was no… Read more »

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Pimp C’s Death Caused By Cough Syrup

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has revealed that UGK member Chad “Pimp C.” Butler’s death was caused by prescription cough syrup and a preexisting sleeping condition.   Assistant chief coroner Ed Winter said that the rapper did not overdose, but died from ingesting Promethazine and Codeine, which is frequently mixed with flavored candy and… Read more »

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