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Kanye #1 In The U.S., UK, Japan & Canada; Jay-Z Speaks

The official numbers are in and Kanye West’s album Graduation has emerged as the United States’ #1 album on the Billboard 200 Chart.   West’s album Graduation moved over 957,000 copies its first week in stores, besting 50 Cent’s album Curtis, which sold 691,000 copies.   According to Nielsen SoundScan, West also earned the largest… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Mogul Russell Simmons, Herbie Hancock Team For Daniel Pearl World Music Days

Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons and legendary Jazz musician Herbie Hancock are among the musicians and celebrities taking part in the Daniel Pearl World Music Days concert series which takes place October 1-15 around the world.   Simmons and Hancock are among the celebrities sitting on the committee for concert series, which is described as an… Read more »

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Queen Latifah Plotting Rap Comeback

While she has become a force in Hollywood with various acting roles and a foray into singing, Queen Latifah is getting set to pick up the mic again for a return to rap music.   Fans will have to wait until the rapper/singer/actress releases her forthcoming album Trav’lin’ Light before they hear a new rhyme…. Read more »

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Run-DMC Members Launch New Web Site For Fans

Members of legendary rap group Run-DMC have teamed with celebrity services company Paid, Inc. to launch a website to interact directly with fans and offer official collectible Run-DMC merchandise.Www.RunDMC.com, will feature up-to-the minute news on the group’s current projects, an interactive forum and a multi-media area where fans can access music, photos and videos both… Read more »

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Kanye Hits #1 On UK Chart; 50 Cancels European Tour

Rapper 50 Cent has postponed a tour of Europe, just days after Kanye West’s album Graduation stormed to the top of the U.K. album charts, putting 50 Cent’s album Curtis in second place.   According to 50 Cent’s label representatives, a last minute change in his schedule resulted in the postponement of his European trek,… Read more »

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Snoop, Wu-Tang Anger Yacht Club Members After Concerts

Boaters in Chicago are angry with Clear Channel Entertainment, after a pair of “profane” concerts featuring rappers Snoop Dogg and Wu-Tang Clan at the Northerly Island Charter One Pavilion.   According to the Chicago Sun-Times, members of the Chicago Yachting Association complained to Chicago Park District officials on Wednesday (September 12) and asked Clear Channel… Read more »

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