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Busta May Face Assault Charges

Busta Rhymes (Trevor Smith) may face assault charges after a fan claims the rapper attacked her during a concert five months ago. At the time of the incident, police didn’t arrested the rapper, however Celine Giguerre, 21, decided to press charges prompting action. Giguerre’s suit caused Busta to appear in a Fall River, Mass court… Read more »

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ODB Is On The Roc

Released today (May 1) from a New York State facility, Old Dirty Bastard (known now as Dirt McGirt) announced that he has signed to Roc-A-Fella Records. At a press conference in Manhattan ODB said, ”I’m happy to be here. I thought I wasn’t gonna be able to touch another microphone. I’m happy my eyes are… Read more »

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Nike And Nelly Drop ‘Air Derrty’

Nike and multi-platinum rapper Nelly are set to drop a limited edition sneaker dubbed, the ‘Air Derrty,’ which will be available in very limited quantities. Only 1,000 pairs of the exclusive sneaker will be available to consumers and officials at Nike expect the shoe to sell out within hours. The ‘Air Derrty’ will only be… Read more »

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RIAA To File Traders: “You Can Easily Be Identified”

The RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) will launch an attack on users of such popular file trading services, according to sources by flooding the services with anti-piracy messages. When users attempt to download their favorite music, they may receive a warning from the organization instead, which says "When you offer music on these systems,… Read more »

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Project H.O.P.E. Responds To Russell

Alleging slander and an attempt to discredit his organization, Najee Ali wrote an open letter to Russell Simmons stemming from comments the mogul made to AllHipHop.com regarding the UPN series Platinum. Ali, National Director of Project Islam H.O.P.E., denounced Simmons for a statement that Ali and his organization are in solidarity regarding their complaints of… Read more »

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Russell Supports ‘Platinum’

While the music industry has expressed a general dislike for hip-hop drama “Platinum” the show has found a huge, credible supporter – Russell Simmons. The mogul, who was known as “Rush” in his earlier days, says the show is closer to reality than even the industry will admit. The show garnered record-breaking viewership its first… Read more »

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Man Arrested In Connection With Freaky Zeeky Shooting

Police have arrested a Brooklyn man in connection with a gunfight in Manhattan last week that injured rapper Freaky Zeeky and killed an associate, Erick Mangrum. Chauncey Dillon, 29, will be charged with second-degree murder. It is not clear if police believe that Dillon fired the shot that wounded Zeeky and killed Mangrum.The incident unfolded… Read more »

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Last Emperor Inks Deal, Plans Long Awaited LP

The Last Emperor has inked a distribution deal with New York City based Raptivism and will finally drop his much anticipated, still untitled debut album.We have seen various types of contracts, but never in the form provided by Raptivism giving him creative freedom. The Last Emperor, through his label [Red Planet Music Corp.] distributed by… Read more »

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‘Bling-Bling’ Make It To Dictionary

The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would be proud. The Oxford English Dictionary has officially admitted the hip-hop term “bling-bling’ into its prestigious pages. Rapper BG coined the word in 1999 in his hit song from the same name and it has been used ever since to explain a lavish lifestyle full of jewels,… Read more »

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Skillz Set For ‘Ain’t Mad’

His name is renown, but Virginia’s Skillz has yet to reap the commercial accolades that he arguably deserves. With the release of several applauded freestyles, mixtapes and b-sides, the rapper is readying the final release of I Ain’t Mad No More , the much-delayed album. Although the album has been pushed back several times, Skillz… Read more »

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Kids Want Hip-Hop Education ON AIDS/HIV

Kids are calling for hip-hop artists to offer more educational, informative and balanced messages according to a study by Children’s PressLine, a New York-based social organization. At a recent seminar for Rev. Jesse Jackson’s RAINBOW/PUSH Wall Street Project Conference, kids sounded off. “A lot of [rappers] talk about sex. They open it like it’s no… Read more »

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Philaflava Offers More Styles

As the commercial realm of hip-hop grows larger, the underground, creative aspects of rap are sorely overlooked, but one independent movement hopes to change things. PhilaFlava presents…A League of Our Own, an independent CD, has released a mixtape album that offers a distinct, exclusive medley of hip-hop. “A League of Our Own” showcases an array… Read more »

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