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Fabolous Teams With Crocs For Tour

Hip-Hop star Fabolous and rock band OneRepublic have signed on to help promote the Crocs brand, an emerging designer and manufacturer of footwear for men, women and children.   As part of the deal, the two chart-topping acts will embark on the Croc’s Next Step Campus Tour, which kicks off April 10 at Florida International… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Kevin Liles Honored

Warner Music executive Kevin Liles was honored on Sunday March 2 in front of several hundred industry insiders and their families at the annual TJ Martell Foundation’s 9th Annual Family Day in New York’s Roseland Ballroom. The foundation has helped to bring awareness and raise funds for research and treatment for cancer, leukemia, and AIDS…. Read more »

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Russell Simmons Explains Obama Endorsement

Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons has officially come out to endorse Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama.   Despite a longstanding relationship with Obama’s rival, Sen. Hillary Clinton, Simmons cited public reaction and support for Obama’s message of change as one of the reasons behind being “compelled by my own personal conscience” to support the Chicago senator…. Read more »

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Rappers Support Juvenile; Funeral For Daughter Set

Members of the Southern Hip-Hop community are showing their support for Juvenile this week, as news of the rapper’s tragic personal loss continues to spread.   As investigators continue to search for a motive in the murders of Juvenile’s four-year-old daughter Jelani, her 11-year-old sister Micaiah and their mother Joy Deleston, many have come forward… Read more »

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Birthplace Of Hip-Hop Saved

Efforts to save the birthplace of Hip-Hop culture proved successful as the New York Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) rejected a proposed sale of 1520 Sedgwick Avenue to a developer Mark Karasick.   According to Sen. Charles Schumer, the HPD cited the fact that current rents could not be sustained if the sale… Read more »

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Disturbing Tha Peace Re-signs With Def Jam

Ludacris’ Disturbing Tha Peace imprint (DTP) has re-signed a long term distribution deal with Island Def Jam Music Group, effectively debunking rumors that Island Def Jam had dropped the Atlanta-based label.   Rumors began to circulate last week that DTP had been dropped by IDJ’s Chairman, Antonio “L.A.” Reid, after a showcase the label sponsored… Read more »

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Fans Erupt After Canceled Lil’ Boosie Concert

Dozens of police officers were called to a club in Omaha, Nebraska, when hundreds of irate fans crowded an intersection after rapper Lil’ Boosie allegedly canceled a scheduled performance.   According to the Omaha World-Herald, the rapper canceled a performance on Friday (February 29) at Sokol Underground, where almost 900 people had paid up to $30 dollars… Read more »

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Juvenile Devastated Over Daughter’s Death

Former Cash Money Records artist Juvenile is “shocked and devastated” over the death of his four-year-old daughter, Jelani, her mother and Jelani’s sister, according to the rapper’s manager.   The Associated Press reports that Juvenile (born Terius Gray) is still trying to cope with the fatal shooting of Jelani, her 39-year-old mother, Joy Deleston, Deleston’s… Read more »

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