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Ludacris Honored With Trumpet Award

Rapper Ludacris was presented with the Usher Raymond Altruism Award during the 16th Annual Trumpet Awards in Atlanta on Sunday (Jan. 13).   The artist was one of twelve honorees, including actors Halle Berry and Danny Glover and BET co-founder Sheila C. Johnson, who were recognized for accomplishments in their careers and contributions to their… Read more »

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Khia Signs With Big Cat Records

Atlanta based record label Big Cat Records has inked a deal with Tampa, Florida rapper Khia, who will release her third album, titled Nasty Muzik.   Khia hit big in 2002 with the single “My Neck, My Back (Lick It),” which was taken from the gold selling album Thug Misses.   The single was also… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Violinist To Be Honored In Israel

Miri Ben-Ari will be the first person to receive the first Martin Luther King Jr. Israeli Award during a ceremony that will be hosted by Israeli President, Shimon Peres tomorrow (January 15) in Jerusalem.   Ari, known as “The Hip-Hop Violist,” is being honored by the Fellowship of Israel and Black America (FIBA) for her… Read more »

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Bone Thugs Record Negro Leagues Anthem

Cleveland Hip-Hop group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony recently recorded the “The Negro Leagues Anthem,” the official anthem sanctioned by the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.   According to MLB.com, NLBM Marketing Director Bob Kendrick selected the track as he was assembling a compilation CD about “black baseball,” which is being produced to raise funds for the museum.  … Read more »

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U-God Sues Wu Music For $170K

Drama continues to plague Hip-Hop collective Wu-Tang Clan, as group member U-God is suing Wu Music Group, claiming the label owes him over $170,000 in back royalties. The rapper filed a lawsuit on Tuesday (January 8) in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, claiming that he has not been… Read more »

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DMX Loses $1.5 Mil Over Rape Comments

A Baltimore woman won a $1.5 million dollar default judgment against rap star DMX, who failed to show up in court and defend himself against a defamation of character lawsuit yesterday (January 11).   Monique Wayne sued DMX, born Earl Simmons, who told Sister2Sister magazine that he was raped by Wayne as he slept during… Read more »

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Lil Wayne’s Rep Denies Hostage Reports; Chicago Promoter Speaks

Both Lil Wayne’s management team and a Chicago-based promotions company have denied rumors that Wayne and his manager Cortez Bryant were held hostage in Chicago.Reports claimed that the alleged assaulted took place following a Dec. 29th performance by the rapper at the Premier Entertainment Center, which was organized by Ming’s Dynasty Records and The Ark… Read more »

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