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Queen Latifah Shines On Silver Screen

"Bringing Down the House," Queen Latifah’s spoof on race relations in America hit home with audiences in North America. The comedy brought in $31.7 million dollars in its debut weekend, making it the highest debuting movie over the weekend. The movie, which has drawn criticism as being stereotypical, bested the closest competitor, "Tears of The… Read more »

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Chris Lighty Takes Violator And Mobb Deep To Jive

Chris Lighty was named Senior Vice President of Jive Records last week. Violator Records, Lighty’s record label, will be distributed by Jive. Under the new deal, Violator/Jive Records will release former Loud Records group Mobb Deep, in August. "I expect to continue my learning curve here at Jive. The talent this label has on the… Read more »

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Master P Stalker Sentenced To Prison

Antwan Kevin Baker, 32, pleaded guilty yesterday (March 7) to stalking No Limit mogul Master P. Baker was sentenced to one year in the county jail and ordered to stay away from Master P for the next ten years. Baker was also sentenced to three years probation. While Baker didn’t state why he stalked him,… Read more »

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Def Jam And Congo Room Hit With Lawsuit

Def Jam and popular Latin dance club Conga Room, which is co-owned by Jennifer Lopez, were hit with a lawsuit by the mother of a shooting victim who claims there wasn’t enough security at the party where he was shot and killed. Jerry Bonds, who was also a suspect in the murder of Tupac Shakur,… Read more »

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Lil Buddy Sentenced To Federal Prison

Andre "Lil Buddy" Locke was sentenced to 6 1/2 years in federal prison for robbing the Vermillion State Bank in Rosemount, Minnesota in 2001. Locke, who drove away in a stolen blue Audi and crashed it into a tree during the subsequent chase, was also convicted of stealing the car. According to family members, Locke… Read more »

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Eminem Hosts ‘8 Mile’ Contest, Party

Eminem will host an “8 Mile DVD Launch Party” in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan on March 13th. The party celebrates the DVD release of Eminem’s critically acclaimed box office smash. Xzibit, D-12 and others are scheduled to peform at the event, which will take place at St. Andrews Hall in the rapper’s native land…. Read more »

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Gun Charges Against Fabolous Dismissed

Gun charges against Fabolous were dismissed yesterday (March 5) in a Brooklyn Criminal court. Fabolous was charged with with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in January, after police found two guns in a car he was a passenger in. The previous day, he was also charged with making an illegal U-turn in… Read more »

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Luke Hit With Felony Charge, Says He’s Innocent

After winning charges against a Dorchester County, South Carolina woman in November, rapper Luke Campbell has been hit with fresh charges, this time by the Dorchester County officials. An arrest warrant was issued for Campbell yesterday (March 5.) on a felony charge of presenting or participating in an obscene performance, because the show allegedly featured… Read more »

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Tribe Called Quest Still In Talks For Reunion

Fans of A Tribe Called Quest may see their wish for a reunion granted, provided that group can see eye to eye with their record label, Jive Records. "Every label has their faults and every artist has their faults to a point," Phife told Gabriel Dance during an interview with the Rocky Mountain Collegian. "But… Read more »

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Atlanta Denies Urban Hip-Hop Fest Permit

The city of Atlanta denied the Urban Hip-Hop Festival a permit to perform at Turner Field today (March 5.). "The Hip-Hop Action Network will continue to negotiate an alternative site in Atlanta for our Hip-Hop Peace Summit and Festival," Dr. Benjamin Muhammad, President of HSAN told AllHipHop.com. The festival was expected to draw over 100,000… Read more »

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Duck Down Records To Re-Release BDI Thug

Buckshot, the lead MC of Boot Camp Click and Black Moon, will re-release 1999’s BDI Thug album with three new songs. Buckshot uses the BDI Thug as the moniker for his solo career. The Thug element in the name pays homage to the time spent with the late Tupac Shakur. Duckdown will be re-releasing the… Read more »

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Atlanta Hip-Hop Fest Fate Decided Today

The city of Atlanta will decide today (March 6.) whether or not the Urban Hip-Hop Music Festival will be permitted to be held at Turner Field. The event, which is scheduled to begin April 11, is being promoted by Russell Simmons’ and Dr. Benjamin Muhammad’s Hip Hop Summit Action Network. The weekend would kick off… Read more »

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Nelly Backs NASCAR Truck

Nelly and his Vokal clothing label have purchased part of Billy Ballew Motorsports for the rest of the NASCAR truck season. Nelly’s new truck will feature the Vokal clothing label logo and will be introduced in time for the Darlington 200 truck event. "We’ve kind of been running on stealth mode for the last few… Read more »

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Rowdee Black Giant Usher Change

Hip-hop music wears many faces, but one Philadelphia-based act intends to offer the genre a facelift on the house. The Rowdee Black Giants rap collective has slowly begun to garner accolades through intensive grassroots performances in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. According to Jermaine “The Mutation of Greatness” Young, a lead rapper in the group, the… Read more »

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