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Steve Stoute Sells Translation To Interpublic Group

Marketing mogul Steve Stoute has sold his branded entertainment agency Translation, Consulting and Brand Imaging to the Interpublic Group of companies, AllHipHop.com has learned.   Translation is agency that matches celebrities with Fortune 500 companies to create advertising and marketing campaigns and to help better connect with young, savvy consumers.   While financial terms of… Read more »

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Exclusive: Jay-Z Launches ‘American Gangster Live’ Tour

Roc-A-Fella Records’ CEO and Def Jam President Jay-Z will leave the office in November to embark on the “American Gangster Live” tour, a five-date outing in support of his upcoming album, American Gangster.   Jay-Z will treat fans to exclusive shows in mid-sized, intimate venues in Los Angeles, Chicago, Baltimore, New York and Philadelphia, where… Read more »

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Update: T.I. Denied Bail Again; Half Pound Of Marijuana Also Found In Vehicle

Rapper T.I. pleaded not guilty to federal weapons charges today (October 19) including possession of machine guns but was denied bail for a second time.   T.I., born Clifford Harris Jr., appeared at the Richard B. Russell Federal Building and Courthouse in Atlanta this afternoon, after being arrested and jailed on October 13, for allegedly… Read more »

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Big Oomp To Head Up Koch South

Pioneering Atlanta producer Big Oomp has inked a multifaceted deal with Koch Records and will head up Koch Records’ newly formed imprint, Koch South Urban.   Big Oomp, launched his career in 1990 with a flea market booth in Atlanta.   He grew his business to include eight retail stores, a recording studio, a music… Read more »

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Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Rapper Beanie Sigel

Rapper Beanie Sigel has resolved charge against him in Philadelphia, where an arrest warrant was issued, after he failed to return a rented 2007 Nissan Altima.   Prosecutors withdrew the charges against Sigel, born Dwight Grant, after the rapper paid the $5,000 late fee he owed for holding a rental car from Payless Car Rental… Read more »

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Tupac’s Former Bodyguard Claims To Be FBI Agent

A former bodyguard for Tupac made a stunning revelation during a documentary screening for the new film Tupac: Assassination – Conspiracy or Revenge?   During a Q&A that followed the screening of the documentary in Los Angeles, former Death Row bodyguard Kevin Hackie made the startling claim that he was an undercover FBI agent –… Read more »

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