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Lifted Productions is looking for performing artists to star in the first Broadway show dedicated to the four elements of Hip-Hop. "Echo Park" is about the phenomenal growth of Hip-Hop culture in the past 20 years. The show is slated to open in June at the world famous Apollo theatre in Harlem New York City…. Read more »

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New York Post Rips Puff Daddy

New York Post Commentator Jack Newfield wrote an article today declaring Puff Daddy The Dumbest Mogul Ever. He goes on to write about Puffy’s antics. Commenting on the latest nonsense, the crap in the Hamptons, Puff chillen with Donald Trump (who now wants nothing to do with Puff, and is a racist). He even gets… Read more »

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Mos Def/Macy Gray Perform

In Rawkus related news, Mos Def is doing a show with Macy Gray at the Roseland in New York City, Feb. 12th. The next Mos Def single will be Umi Says from his critically acclaimed Black On Both Sides album. The label also has dibs on Big L’s album, which was completed before our hero… Read more »

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Violence Erupts At Cash Money Show

The Cash Money Concert at the Oakland Coliseum was cancelled on Friday after a crowd stormed the arena to gain entry and battled with the audience already inside, the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department said on Saturday. According to sources, Eve, BG and Juvenile were scheduled to perform. Lt. J.C. Maldonado said approximately 12,500 people were… Read more »

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Easy Mo Bee To Release Compilation

Easy Mo Bee, the man that brought us unforgettable Hip-Hop cuts like Warning from Biggie, Flava In Your Ear from Craig Mack, Every Thing Remains Raw by Busta Rhymes and many more, is finally getting to get his own compilation out. The album is titled Now Or Never: Odyssey 2000, and will feature Raekwon, Cocoa… Read more »

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Chuck D. Hooks Up With Billboard

Chuck D. is hooking up with billboardtalentnet.com in February to answer questions for BTN users. They will also be able to peep Chuck’s latest speech at the Jupiter Music Conference via BTN Music Insider Radio. Chuck D. is one of the pioneers that recognize the potential the Internet has to offer. He runs rapstation.com and… Read more »

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Puff’s Bouncer Files $800 Million Suit

The never ending drama in Puff Daddy’s life got another injection last week. A bouncer who was injured is seeking to cash in on the celeb’s money, and has filed an $800 million dollar lawsuit against the label head. Julius Jones who works for Club New York filed the suit against Puffy, his bodyguard, his… Read more »

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Rappin 4Tay To Tour

Rappin 4Tay is on a nationwide tour this year, to support his latest album, "An Introduction To Macking". With 4Tay is Max Julien, who is best known for his role as Goldie in the classic ’70s movie, The Mack. The two players are also working on a new movie entitled Sex Money And Murder. The… Read more »

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WWF To Release Raw

The WWF will be bringing new tracks from Method Man & Redman, Run-DMC, Mobb Deep and Snoop Dogg. The album, which will be called Raw, will have the artists rhyming over the Wrestlers theme music. The WWF has teamed with Priority to hit the Hip-Hop market.

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New Bone Album To Be Released

The new Bone Thugs n Harmony album will be in stores Febuary 29th, 2000. The album, titled BTNHRESURRECTION is the latest from the Cleveland Hip-Hop group. The first single, X-Tasy is available for download at bonethugsnharmony.com and Launch.com. Launch is also running a contest. You can register to win a Sony Digital Video Camera or… Read more »

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CBC Airing New Hip-Hop Show

The CBC in Toronto Canada will be airing a new show called Drop The Beat, February 7th at 8:30 pm.The series will be a half hour long, and will feature Kardinal Offishal, Choclair, Rahzel and other Hip-Hop acts. The soundtrack will accompany the series with music by Bahamadia, Common, Ja-Rule and Saukratees among other notable… Read more »

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Violater Goes Hollywood

Michael Ovitz, a serious big willie in the Hollywood scene has recognized the significance of Hip-Hop, and is taking his step into the rap music business. His fledgling management/production company, Artists Management Group, has formed an urban entertainment division to be headed by Violator Management founder Chris Lighty and his longtime business partner, Mona Scott…. Read more »

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Jeru The Damaja To Drop New Album

Jeru The Damaja rumors have been causing online chaos in the past few months. Speculation from what his album will be called to who will be producing it has varied. Here is some concrete info. Jeru will not be working with Hip-Hop’s favorite producer and former producer of both of his past albums, DJ Premier…. Read more »

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Yungstar Blowing Up

Yungstar, already blowing up in Texas thanks to his appearance on DJ Screw mix tapes and Lil’ Troy’s "Wanna Be A Baller" single, is getting ready to drop his Epic Records release. Throwed Yung Playa hits stores Tuesday, February 1st. The album is an updated version (with five fresh new songs) of the disc which… Read more »

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Choclair Tour Dates

Choclair is making his way around Canada-again. Make sure you check him out if you are in the area, you will not be disappointed. Here are the dates: Jan. 12 @ Open Mike with Mike Bullard (12:30 AM EST) CTV Television Jan. 12 @ AJ’s Hanger Kingston, Ontario Jan. 13 @ Loyallist College – The… Read more »

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