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Yung Joc Released On $50K Bond

Atlanta rapper Yung Joc was released from an Cuyahoga County, Ohio jail yesterday (December 24) on $50,000 bond, after being arrested for allegedly carrying a gun through an airport security checkpoint.   Yung Joc was arrested on December 23, after security found a fully loaded firearm and ammunition in his carry on luggage, as he… Read more »

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BREAKING NEWS: Jay-Z Leaves Def Jam

After months of speculation, Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z  announced on December 24 that he will officially vacate his position as President of Def Jam Records at the end of his term.The 38-year-old rapper issued a statement today (December 24) stating he will step down as president in 2008.“I’ve been incredibly fortunate to have served as President… Read more »

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R&B Singers, Rappers Wrap For Christmas

The Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes Foundation’s second annual Celebrity Gift Wrap and Fundraiser came to a close this weekend, ending its three-week run at the Mall at Stone Crest in Lithonia, GA, just east of Atlanta.   Celebrity volunteers Case, Donnell Jones, Slim of the group 112, Ronnie Devoe, Jagged Edge and others were on… Read more »

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Yung Joc Arrested With Gun In Airport

Grammy nominated rapper Yung Joc was arrested in Cleveland, Ohio this morning, after he allegedly attempted to pass through an airport security check point with a fully loaded handgun.   According to police, Yung Joc attempted to pass through a security checkpoint at the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, when police found the fully loaded firearm…. Read more »

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Beanie Sigel, Bill Cosby March For Peace

Rap star Beanie Sigel generated talk of a different kind during Philadelphia’s Peace Week 2007, when he walked hand-in-hand with actor/comedian Bill Cosby, during an anti-crime march.   The pair, who marched alongside each other on Thursday (December 20), spoke earlier that day to 30 at risk youths at William Penn High School in Philadelphia…. Read more »

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Judge Denies Remy Ma’s Request To Tour

Bronx Bred Rapper Remy Ma was denied permission to leave the United States yesterday (December 21).   Remy Ma, born Remy Smith, was to perform a five country European tour, which would have included stops in Paris, Antwerp, Oslo, Copenhagen, and Stockholm.   A United States judge prohibited her from traveling out of the country,… Read more »

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Pitbull Charged With DUI

Miami rapper Pitbull was arrested and charged with DUI early this morning (December 21) in Miami, Florida.   While details are sketchy, Pitbull, born Armando Perez, was booked into Miami’s county jail at 6:51 am.   Representatives for the Miami-Dade county jail could not provide information on the DUI charge as of press time, but… Read more »

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Common’s Short Film “Testify” Leaks

A short film for Common’s video “Testify,” from the rapper’s 2005 album BE, has recently leaked to the internet. The 9-minute version of the popular song had only been seen a few times during a promotional run for the Grammy-nominated album. Anthony Mandler directed the short film and Boxfresh Pictures acted as producers. As with… Read more »

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Jay-Z Rep Denies Marriage Rumors – Again

A representative for superstar rapper Jay-Z has come forward to deny recent reports that the rapper and his girlfriend Beyonce Knowles were secretly married in Paris, France.   Numerous gossip sites have reported the rumor for months, alleging that the couple has been married in various locations.   The latest rumor states that the pair… Read more »

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Rappers Rule Ringtones This Year

Rappers Shop Boyz, Mims, Hurricane Chris and other Hip-Hop acts dominated AT&T’s list of best-selling ringtones for the year 2007.   According to AT&T ringtone sales data, nine out of the Top 10 best-selling ringtones for 2007 were by Hip-Hop artists, while Nickleback represented the only entry from the ailing genre of rock music.  … Read more »

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