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Eminem Draws Heat

Eminem has drawn heat for his latest album, The Marshall Mathers LP. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), claims that his lyrics convey messages of hatred and violence, and could lead to discrimination, physical abuse, and death. The group is encouraging consumers to register complaints with Interscope Records, for promoting defamatory material. Eminem… Read more »

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Big Block/Westmob Fued Heats Up

Another person has died due to what police claim is a dispute over rap music, in San Francisco. Starvel Junious, who was 17 was killed as he was sitting in a car with a friend, who was also shot. His friend, who was 15, also died. Big Block and The Westmob are supposedly feuding over… Read more »

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Sway And Tech Hook Up With Atomic Pop

Atomic Pop is taking further steps to capitalize on the growing Hip-Hop market. After locking down deal with Chuck D’s bringthenoise.com, they have announced an exclusive partnership with Sway and King Tech, to bring the Wake Up Show to your computer. The show is heard in over 19 markets and in three countries. The show… Read more »

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Chuck Chillout Signs With Bringthenoise.com

Wonder where Chuck Chillout has been? No need to anymore, he has just signed on with Bringthnoise.com, to host a new sunday night radio show. The show will premier this Sunday (May 11), and will begin at 11pm until 1 am EST. The show will have the newest songs, as well as interviews with artists…. Read more »

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Ego Trip Release Party: All Love

Monday (May 15th) at Fun in Manhattan, Rawkus Records and the defunct, yet still popular, Ego Trip magazine hosted a release party for the The Big Playback , the soundtrack to Ego Trip’s Book of Rap Lists. The ethnically mixed crowd enjoyed the sounds of old school hip hop provided by DJ Mister Cee of… Read more »

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Dre Has Fans Booted

Dr. Dre is following in the footsteps of Metallica, and attempting to have the names of the fans that swapped his songs on Napster banned from the service. Dre, who hired the software company NetPD (who also did the work for Metallica) is also represented by the same lawyer, Howard King.

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Wyclef Added For Diallo Benefit

Wyclef Jean has been added to a benifet concert for Amadou Diallo, on June 19 at Hammerstien Ballroom in New York City. The even it titled: "To Amadou With Love: A Night Of Healing." The event will also feature appearances by Rosie Perez and other Celebrities. If you don’t know by now, Diallo was shot… Read more »

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50 Cent Shot 3 Times

50 Cent (born Curtis Jackons), the artist behind the "How To Rob" song, that infuriated many rappers, was shot once in each leg and in the jaw Wednesday in New York City. He is in Jamaica Hospital in stable condition. 50 Cent, who is 22 years old, was sitting in a parked car with 22… Read more »

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Blaze Magazine Closes Shop

Blaze Magazine was shut down by Vibe/Spin Ventures for consistently falling short in meeting advertising and circulation requirements. The June/July issue will be the last issue, with Mannie Fresh on one cover, the other with Swizz Beats. In October, Larry Flynt Publications also gave the ax to Rappages, but the magazine is scheduled to relaunch… Read more »

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DMX: Over 10 Million Sold!

Def Jam has issued a press release stating that DMX has sold a whopping ten million albums since 1998. He released three multi-platinum albums in over one year, and has been on 2 of the most successful Hip-Hop tours in history. His first album, It’s Dark and Hell is Hot, debuted at No. 1 on… Read more »

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Ice Cube To Star In New Film

Ice Cube has given a commitment to star in a movie titled Stray Dawgz, which will be directed by Gregory Dark. Ice Cube and Darryl Quarles, who authored the script, will be produced by Ice Cubes’ CubeVision. The story is about a parolee who discovers he is the ancestor of a line of werewolf hunters…. Read more »

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Ice-T To Sign Autographs

Ice T will be signing autographs this Friday at the E3Expo at Fox’s interactive booth to support his starring role in the upcoming Sci-Fi game, "Sanity, Aiken’s Artifact." The Iceberg will record the voice for the main character, Agent Nathaniel Cain. In the game, the player assumes the role of Cain, who serve’s the public,… Read more »

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Iceberg Speaks On Violence And Hip-Hop

Ice T kept busy this past weekend at Cal State-Los Angeles. The Iceberg was on a panel discussing violence and Hip-Hop Culture. Ice said: "Masculinity runs this world. The person who is violent gets control, peace gets nothing….I would rather have my kids know how the real world is so they are prepared…so they know… Read more »

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Layzie Bone To Release New Album

Layzie Bone and the Mo Thug family are releasing Layzie Bone presents The Mo Thugs III Mothership. The CD features 17 tracks, with 7 of them featuring Layzie himself. The first single is titled Did He Really Wanna, and it features the latest members of the crew, Desperidos. "We wanted to bring that thug sound… Read more »

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