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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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Hip-Hop Plans Boycott Of Pepsi, Other Corporations

Various hip-hop heavyweights are lining up to announce a proposed boycott of Pepsi and other companies that exploit hip-hop music. Russell Simmons and his Hip-Hop Summit Network plan to make announcements and detail the plans during All Star Weekend in Atlanta. "We are going to show Pepsi and cooperate America just how powerful we are,"… Read more »

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Slum Village Records Exclusive Cut For N.V.A.

Detroit’s Slum Village was recently added to the highly anticipated N.V.A. National Vinyl Association: Straight From the Crates Vol. 1. compilation. “Da Villa,” which was co-produced by Young RJ Ne’Astra and RL "T3" Altman, was recorded exclusively for the N.V.A. album. The compilation already features some of hip-hop’s best beatsmiths and emcee’s. Mos Def, Pharcyde… Read more »

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Ja-Rule, Ashanti Pursue Acting Careers

Ja-Rule and Ashanti are both working on film careers. According to sources, Ja-Rule will star opposite Ving Rhames and Vanessa Williams in the upcoming film, "Back In The Day," which Rule described as an "urban story." The 26 year-old rapper will also star opposite Murder Inc. label mate Ashanti in a remake of the 1976… Read more »

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“8 Mile” Comes to DVD With Bonus Freestyles

If fans felt there wasn’t enough freestyle mania in the big screen version of Eminem’s "8-Mile," the DVD version will offer five exclusive freestyle rap battles edited off the original when the DVD hits shelves on March 18. The five new uncensored battle scenes even offers a censor option that will allow children to view… Read more »

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The Source Starts Clothing Line

After ventures in print, radio and television, The Source Magazine is expanding again, this time in the form of a fashion clothing line. The line is the union between The Source and AST Sportswear meant to shape an exclusive collection of branded sportswear. Dave Mays said that he intends for the line to arrive in… Read more »

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Black Panther Party Launches Label, Clothing Company

The Black Panther Party has launched a record label, Black Panther Records, which focuses on putting out socially conscious rap music. The party aims to spread their message via rap Oakland rap group F.U.G.I.T.I.V.E.S, who released their album All Of Us. F.U.G.I.T.I.V.E.S stands for The Future Under the Guidance of True Individuals Who Visualize Every… Read more »

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