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Dr. Jay’s Pulls ‘Stop Snitching’ Tees Over Gang Fears

Retailer Dr. Jay’s has pulled various clothing lines that a New York lawmaker said could be associated with gangs.   According to The New York Daily News, representatives for Councilman Leroy Comrie office entered the store and bought T-shirts with slogans like “Never Snitch Ever” and “Respect the Shooter.”   Representatives for Comrie’s office said… Read more »

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Kanye Puts LA Mansion Up For Sale

Hip-Hop star Kanye West has put the Beverly Hills mansion that he purchased six months ago up for sale according to reports.   The rapper is asking $8,699,000 for the mansion, which contains 34,580 square feet and sits on an acre of land in the flats of Beverly Hills.   The rapper paid almost $7.2… Read more »

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Promoter Wins Judgment Against Rapper Plies

A concert promoter in Montgomery, Alabama recently won a default judgment against Fort Meyers, Florida rapper Plies.   According to the Montgomery Advertiser, Patrick Monifston of P Entertainment Promotions filed the lawsuit against Plies on July 16, claiming the rapper failed to appear at a July 8 show.   Over 1,500 fans bought tickets to… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Artists Support Local Charities During The Holiday Season

St. Louis rapper Chingy is giving back to his St. Louis community through his non-profit organization Chingy for Change.   The Chingy for Change Foundation supports children that are less fortunate, through scholarships, mentoring programs and other communal activities.   “On Thanksgiving and Christmas we go out and give turkeys and food to the families… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Mos Def, T.I., Twista

A second date has been added to the London leg of Mos Def’s Universal Magnetics Tour. The rapper will play a sold out show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire on Friday (November 23). Due to unprecedented demand, Mos Def will also perform at the Islington Academy on Sunday (November 25). The performance will take place at… Read more »

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Styles Of Beyond Return With ‘Rocket Surgery’

Los Angeles Hip-Hop group Styles of Beyond have announced their first major label album will hit stores in 2008.   MC’s Ryu and Takbir and producers DJ Cheapshot and Vin Skully will release Rocket Surgery in 2008.   The album will be released via Machine Shop Recordings, the label owned by Linkin Park front man,… Read more »

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T.I., Ryan Cameron, Rappers Raise $166K For Homeless Foundation

Ryan Cameron and rapper T.I., members of the urban entertainment community came to the aid of the Hosea Williams Feed The Hungry and Homeless Foundation yesterday (November 20), to save the organization’s 38th annual Thanksgiving dinner.   Cameron and T.I. spearheaded a campaign that raised $166,000 in less than three hours during Cameron’s show yesterday…. Read more »

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Ne-Yo Kicked Off R. Kelly’s Double Up Tour

In what may come as a shocking move to fans, R&B singer Ne-Yo has been dropped from R. Kelly’s highly publicized Double-Up Tour after just two performances, reportedly due to the lack of a signed contract, it was announced today (November 20). In a statement released by Ne-Yo’s camp, the singer stated, “I don’t understand… Read more »

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Ludacris Gives Away Turkeys, Supports Senior Citizens

The Ludacris Foundation continued it’s Thanksgiving tradition, helping underprivileged families in the Atlanta area celebrate the holiday properly today (November 20).   This year, the foundation is sponsoring a turkey giveaway at the New Piney Grove Baptist Church in Decatur, GA, where an estimated 500 local families in need will receive Thanksgiving turkeys, along with the other necessary… Read more »

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Snoop Dogg Announces Release Date For ‘Ego Trippin’

Long Beach, California Hip-Hop star Snoop Dogg has announced that he will release his ninth solo album, Ego Trippin, in March.The first single, “Sensual Seduction,” features Snoop rapping and singing, utilizing the now popular “talk box” effect, which was originally popularized by Roger Troutman of Roger and Zapp.A video for “Sensual Seduction” is slated to… Read more »

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