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DMX To Retire From Rapping

Rapper DMX recently revealed that his next album would be his last and final due to what he deems a fake recording industry plagued with payola. "The soundtrack ["Cradle To The Grave"] is the next joint that’s coming out," DMX told AllHipHop.com. "I’m on there, it’s some hot joints on there. It’s more people but,… Read more »

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50 Cent Says He’s On ‘Cloud Nine’

50 Cent’s Shady/Aftermath Interscope release, Get Rich Or Die Trying is predicted to go gold in the first week and claim the number one position on Billboard’s Top 200 Albums chart this week. The album was released five days before it’s scheduled February 11 date to combat bootlegging and Internet piracy. "The people that might… Read more »

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54th Platoon Recruit Miss USA For Latest Video

54th Platoon recently wrapped up their two day video shoot for the Swizz Beats produced single, "She Like." The video features current Miss USA, Shauntay Hinton, who plays the leading lady in the video. The single is the second from the groups sophomore set, All Or NOthing. "She Like" was lensed by director Jane Strange,… Read more »

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P.Diddy Inks Deal With Universal

Sean "P.Diddy" Combs has joined the world’s most dominate record label, Universal, inking a 3 year deal with the giant to market, distribute and promote his Bad Boy Entertainment record label. Combs will retain 100 percent ownership of his company, the catalog and the roster of Bad Boy artists. Combs was hoping to get at… Read more »

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Benzino Hits The Road

Rapper Benzino will hit the road for eight dates on the Evolution tour, which features Ja Rule and Eve. Benzino is currently preparing to shoot the "Would You," the latest video from his Surrender Records album, Redemption. The video features actress turned rapper LisaRaye, while the song was produced by Mario Winans. Tour dates are… Read more »

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RBL Posse Member Hitman Gunned Down

Rapper Hitman of critically acclaimed Bay Area rap group RBL Posse, was found gunned down in his car on Sunday (Feb. 2). While details of the murder are very sketchy, early reports said that the rapper was found gunned down in his car, after leaving The Sundial, in the Hunters Point section of San Francisco…. Read more »

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Popular Rap Distributor SouthWest To Close Doors

Southwest Wholsale, one of the largest independent record label distributors that specialized in rap music, has closed its doors after 27 years of doing business. The company started laying employees off last Friday (Jan. 30) and despite the bleak situation, owner Robert Guillerman to the Houston Chronicle that he has not given up on his… Read more »

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Cash Money Records CEO’s Launch Program For Underprivileged Kids

Cash Money Records CEO’s Ronald ‘Slim’ Williams and Brian ‘Baby’ Williams will officially inaugurate their “Cash Money for Kids” program during halftime at tonight’s (Feb. 5) New Orleans Hornets’ sold-out game against the Sacramento Kings. Cash Money For Kids will purchase and donate 100 tickets for underprivileged youths in New Orleans for all upcoming Hornets… Read more »

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Ice-T Ordered To Pay Child Support

Rapper/actor Ice-T has been ordered to pay $4000 a month in child support after a DNA test proved him to be the father of a 15-month-old boy. Linda Marie Sanchez, a clerk for the New York City Board of Education, sued the star of Law & Order: SVU for child support after he initially declined… Read more »

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Indian Composer Wins Injunction Against Aftermath

Indian composer Bappi Lahiri won a court order yesterday (Feb. 3) barring sales of "Addictive" by Truth Hurts. The song was produced by DJ Quik and was released on Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. The court ordered issue prohibits further sales until "Addictive" composer Lahiri is listed on the song’s credits. Lahiri says that the producers… Read more »

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