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Polo Grounds Inks Marketing Deal With Fila

Bryan Leach’s Polo Grounds Music has inked an exclusive marketing and public relations partnership with Fila, which will simultaneously promote Polo Grounds’ roster of artists and Fila’s new lifestyle apparel and footwear lines, the label announced today (February 6).   Secured via the label’s new Brand Marketing Division, the deal combines print, broadcast, and online… Read more »

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Mona Scott-Young Launches Monami Entertainment

Entertainment mogul Mona Scott-Young is embarking on a new path with the launch of her new multimedia company, Monami Entertainment.The New York-based company will offer a variety services which include brand and product development, talent management, television and film production, and marketing.The venture is the latest achievement for Scott-Young, who served as President of Violator… Read more »

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2008 H2OIFF Accepting Film Submissions

The work of aspiring filmmakers will be exposed to a broader audience during this year’s H2O [Hip-Hop Odyssey] International Film Festival (H2OIFF).Submissions are currently being accepted for the sixth annual event, which will stream a portion of the festivities online.Accepted films will compete for a variety of awards, including cash awards, opportunities for distribution deals-DVD,… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: WMG Offers $25 Million For Death Row

Warner Music Group is offering up to $25 million dollars for Death Row Records’ back catalog, according to The New York Post. In a recent filing related to Death Row’s bankruptcy case, WMG was named the leading “stalking-horse bidder” in Death Row’s Los Angeles-based bankruptcy proceedings. Over 10,000 titles are up for sale, including recordings… Read more »

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Devin The Dude Leaves Rap-A-Lot

With a desire to purse other career options, rapper Devin the Dude is parting ways with his longtime recording home Rap-A-Lot Records.   The departure marks the end of a 15 year-plus relationship between Rap-A-Lot and the Texas rapper, who decided not to renew his contract.   According to Devin the Dude, there was no… Read more »

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Pimp C’s Death Caused By Cough Syrup

The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has revealed that UGK member Chad “Pimp C.” Butler’s death was caused by prescription cough syrup and a preexisting sleeping condition.   Assistant chief coroner Ed Winter said that the rapper did not overdose, but died from ingesting Promethazine and Codeine, which is frequently mixed with flavored candy and… Read more »

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Master P Unveils New Black History Video

Providing necessary resources to educate youth about African-American heritage is the motivation behind a new effort and music video from rap mogul Master P and his son Romeo.   The duo has teamed up to release books, videos, and animations that chronicle the African-American experience.   The venture has created jobs for African-American animators and… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Hits Superbowl XLII

Hip-Hop culture descended upon Phoenix, Arizona for Superbowl XLII this weekend.   From rocking the crowds at big budget pre-game parties during the days leading up to today’s big game to appearing highly anticipated Superbowl Commercials, this year’s sponsors spared no expenses when it came to making Hip-Hop’s presence felt.   Queens, New York rapper… Read more »

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