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TASF Organizes Winter Coat and Can Food Drive

The Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation is making the holiday season a little more comfortable for the less fortunate, with its second annual winter coat and can food drive.   The effort, which kicked off Nov. 15, will run through Dec. 15. The Foundation is encouraging the public to donate “slightly worn or new winter coats”… Read more »

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Fabolous Associate Stabbed To Death Inside Nightclub

A childhood friend and associate of Hip-Hop star Fabolous was stabbed to death inside a New York nightclub Duvet early Friday morning (November 23).   According to police, an unrelated fight broke out between two women yesterday morning inside Duvet, a popular nightclub located on W. 21st Street, in the Flatiron District of Manhattan.  … Read more »

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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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