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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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Tank Tasered By Police; Hires Lawyer

Despite various festivities and celebrities on hand for last week’s NBA All-Star weekend in New Orleans, the event proved to be anything but a good time for R&B crooner Tank.   An investigation is underway regarding allegations by the singer of police brutality by members of the New Orleans Police Department (NOPD).   Sources tell… Read more »

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Larry Davis Stabbed To Death In Prison

Former drug dealer/convicted murderer Larry Davis was stabbed to death in an Ulster County, New York prison last night (February 20).   Davis, who was serving a life sentence at the Shawangunk Correctional Facility, was serving a life for murdering another drug dealer.   Around 7:30 PM, another inmate stabbed Davis in the arms, legs,… Read more »

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Eminem Publicist Responds to Memoir News

One day after news surfaced about a forthcoming memoir named The Way I Am from rapper Eminem, the Oscar winner’s publicist is setting the record straight on the book’s current status.Although the book’s publisher Orion Publishing Group mentioned Oct. 16 as the date for the work’s publication, Eminem’s publicist Dennis Dennehy disputes the company’s claim.”While… Read more »

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Jay-Z Reveals Plans For Translation Advertising

More than a week after being named chairman of New York-based Translation Advertising, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter is making his intentions for the company known.   The rap mogul co-owns 51 percent of Translation Advertising with fellow businessman Steve Stoute. The ad agency is part of Stoute’s Translation Consultation and Brand Imaging company.   According to… Read more »

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50 Cent Settles $21 Million Dollar Lawsuit

50 Cent lost a lawsuit this week stemming from an August 2003 incident in which a photographer was assaulted by the superstar rapper’s security detail.   New York Post photographer Jim Alcorn was assaulted in 2003, as he attempted to take pictures of 50 Cent as he left a Manhattan jewelry store after purchasing an… Read more »

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