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Hip-Hop Summit Going To Denver

Russell Simmons and his Hip-Hop Summit Action Network are poised to bring the next summit to Colorado, tentatively scheduled for this fall. The focus for the subsequent summit this fall will be “Youth and Empowerment,” as Benjamin Chavis, president of the HHSA, told the Denver Post, “It’s in the context of encouraging young people to… Read more »

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A Tribe Called Quest Reunites

A Tribe Called Quest will hit the studio starting in July to start recording for their reunion album. According to Phife, the death of Jam Master Jay is the reason the group has reunited. "What really brought it to the forefront was the whole Jam Master Jay thing," Phife told AllHipHop.com. "We just wanted to… Read more »

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LL Cool J Seeking New Label

According to reports, LL Cool J, the first artist to release a record on Def Jam, is actively seeking a new home to release records, after his proposed $20 million dollar deal with Def Jam was shot down by executives. While the deal that LL sought didn’t happen, the rapper is still in negotiations with… Read more »

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UPDATE: Ras Kass Surrendered

Ras Kass’ protégé Scipio has recanted an earlier account regarding the method by which his MC mentor came to be in the custody of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department over the Memorial Day weekend. “It turns out that the source that I received my information from was not accurate. Ras was not apprehended in… Read more »

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Chino XL Preparing New Album

Rapper Chino XL is back in the studio, finishing up tracks for his highly anticipated album, Chino XL is Poison Pen. The album will feature tracks with Cuban Link and Gisele Jackson and feature production by Nick Wiz, newcomer Ghost, Fantom of the Beat, the brains behind 50 Cent and Lil Kim’s hit collaboration, "Magic… Read more »

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Early Eminem Videotape Surfaces On Ebay

Fans of Eminem may have an opportunity to see the superstar before he rocketed to the heights of the entertainment business.An unknown former acquaintance of Eminem is auctioning off rare performances, studio performances, his first recording at Prince’s Paisley Park Studios and even Eminem picking his nose and eating his own boogers for a cool… Read more »

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Skillz Headed To Interscope

After reports surfaced that MCA would be folded into Interscope Records because of MCA’s decline in sales over the past years, it seems that the transition is now underway. “I got the call and they said ‘you know everybody at Interscope is excited…I said, ‘Interscope? Why are people at Interscope excited about me?,” rapper Skillz… Read more »

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Ras Kass Apprehended

Ras Kass is no longer a fugitive from justice. In the early morning hours of Saturday, May 24th, John Austin aka Ras Kass was arrested and taken into custody by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. According to Ras’ good friend and MC protégé Scipio, Ras Kass was arrested after the vehicle he was a… Read more »

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Suge Knight Theorizes Who Shot Up Offices

While police have yet to figure out a motive for the early morning shooting of Tha Row’s offices in West Los Angeles, California, Suge Knight had a theory on who the culprit may be. "We’ve got a lot of artist’s like Crooked I, Eastwood and Kurupt, that are currently working on new albums. And, because… Read more »

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Tha Row Offices Shot Up

According to police reports, two gunmen opened fire on the West Los Angeles office of Tha Row Records this morning. A security guard at the Wilshire District office building said that four cars pulled up at approximately 2:30 am this morning and fired seven bullets in the the walls, front door and windows of the… Read more »

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The Neptunes Stay Busy

Evidently multi-platinum producer, song writer, and recording artist Pharrell Williams just isn’t busy enough. Last week, he and Roc-a-Fella tycoon Jay-Z shot the video for “Frontin,” the lead single off of The Neptunes highly anticipated sophomore album. Titled, “The Neptunes & Star Trak present…The Clones,” the album is something of a compilation and will feature… Read more »

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Canibus Joins The U.S. Army

Battle-ready rapper Canibus has decided to take his lyrical aggression to new heights, as he has become a soldier in the Armed forces of the United States of America. Reps for the rapper confirmed he recently graduated from Ft. Knox, Tennessee’s U.S. Military Academy and is currently a cavalry scout/ reconnaissance specialist in the army…. Read more »

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Murder Inc Employee Shot

A staffer at Murder Inc Records was shot after a masked assailant approached his vehicle, letting off a 9 mm round in each leg. Kris Murphy, an employee who works directly with rappers Cadillac Tah and Charli Baltimore, said he may be the victim of retaliation in the disguise of a robbery. Murphy said that… Read more »

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