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Barack Obama Wins Iowa Caucus

Sen. Barack Obama won the Iowa Caucus on Thursday night (Jan. 3), the first major test for the race for the 2008 Democratic nomination for President of the United States.   The win dealt a blow to Clinton’s aspirations to be the first woman to claim president, while seriously boosting Obama’s chance to be the… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: T.I., Birdman, Russell Simmons, Lil’ Wayne

A key evidence suppression hearing that was scheduled in regards to Atlanta rapper T.I.‘s federal gun trial has been delayed six weeks according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Presiding U.S. Magistrate Judge Alan Baverman postponed tomorrow’s (January 4) hearing until February 19. T.I., born Clifford Harris, is accused of attempting to purchasing machine guns and… Read more »

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Play Hospitalized By Wounded Driver Fleeing Police

Rapper Play of legendary Hip-Hop group Kid-N-Play was seriously injured in a wild car accident that killed one person in Durham, North Carolina last weekend.   Play, born Christopher Martin and a female passenger were injured when his SUV was struck by a driver on Saturday (December 29) who was shot, while attempting to flee… Read more »

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Ne-Yo Sues R. Kelly Over Tour

R. Kelly was hit with a lawsuit last week in Los Angeles Superior Court, claiming that he fired superstar singer Ne-Yo without just cause, owing him a six-figure payment.   According to Ne-Yo, born Shaffer Smith, R. Kelly fired him because he upstaged Kelly during the “Double Up Tour,” which Kelly kicked off in November… Read more »

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Skillz Drops ‘2007 Rap Up’ Video; Preps New Album

Virginia-based rapper Skillz continued his year end tradition with a twist for 2007, releasing a video for his annual “Rap-Up.”   The clip, directed by Chris Robinson, features appearances by comedians including D.Ray Davis and Affion Crocket, as well as impersonations of various artists who made the news in 2007, including rapper-turned-singer T-Pain and Bobby… Read more »

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Top News Headlines of 2007

In a year full of huge announcements comprising deaths, press conferences, arrests, and big album releases, these are the biggest news headlines in terms of reader volume.  Not necessarily the biggest stories, but the most read headlines of 2007. Sit back, relax, and review the year that was, in headlines.   Details Emerge In Pimp… Read more »

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Ol’ Dirty Merchandise Coming To Stores

The estate of Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard has entered into an agreement with Long Island, New York based company MerchDirect, to produce a new line of Ol’ Dirty t-shirts, posters and other accessories featuring the late rapper’s image.   According to Newsday, Ol’ Dirty Bastards widow Icelene Jones entered into an agreement with… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Mos Def, Diddy, B Real

Rapper/actor Mos Def will host the “Sneakers Required New Year’s Eve Ball 2008” at La Terra in San Francisco tomorrow (December 31). Contrary to the normal dress code restrictions often placed upon Hip-Hop fans at various establishments, organizers are requiring attendees to wear their most fashionable pair of sneakers. Those who attend are also being… Read more »

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Yung Joc Blames Media; Respects Law

Yung Joc hasn’t said much since his arrested at a Cleveland airport, but the rapper has broken his brief silence and now claims that the media and the public has it all wrong.   “I have the utmost respect for the laws of this country and would never deliberately commit an act that would jeopardize… Read more »

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