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Kanye West Announces ‘Glow in the Dark Tour’ Of UK

Kanye West will continue the worldwide promotion of his upcoming album Graduation with the launch of his “Glow in the Dark UK” tour, an exclusive series of performances in the United Kingdom.   On November 1, West will kickoff the seven-date series, performing singles from Graduation, including his hit single “Stronger,” which shot to #1… Read more »

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Congress To Hold Hearings On Hip-Hop Lyrics

Misogyny in Hip-Hop music will be one of many topics explored as Congress prepares to hold its first hearing on media “stereotypes and degradation” of women.   According to Variety, the hearing, titled “From Imus to Industry: The Business of Stereotypes and Degradation,” will focus primarily on Hip-Hop lyrics and videos.   Rep. Bobby Rush… Read more »

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Busta Rhymes’ Assault Trial Delayed Until November

Busta Rhymes trial for two assaults was postponed today (September 5), after the prosecutor and Rhymes’ defense attorney acknowledged that they were not ready to begin.   Rhymes will stand trial November 7, for allegedly assaulting a fan who spit on his Maybach in mid-town Manhattan after the annual Amsterjam festival on Randall’s island.  … Read more »

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Kanye West Named International Man of the Year

Rapper Kanye West was named International Man of the Year at the GQ Awards last night (September 4) in London.   The 10th Annual Awards ceremony took place at Covent Garden’s Royal Opera House in London and was hosted by music legend Sir Elton John.   A panel of GQ experts selected West for the… Read more »

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Rapper The Game To Stand Trial For Pulling Gun

Hip-Hop star The Game will stand trial on three felony charges stemming from a February incident, in which he allegedly pulled a gun on a rival player during a basketball game in South Los Angeles.   According to police, the rapper became involved in an altercation with a player from the unknown team at the… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: R. Kelly, Ludacris, Dizze Rascal

R&B singer R. Kelly’s trial for child pornography has been delayed again, to an unknown date. Kelly, 40, faces 14 counts of child pornography due to an infamous, videotaped encounter with an alleged victim that may have been as young as 13-year-old. Kelly has pleaded not guilty to the charges. Jury selection was to have… Read more »

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Rappers Jay-Z, Timbaland Sued Over ‘Big Pimpin’ Melody

Another song produced by superstar rapper Timbaland is in question, as rap star Jay-Z and the producer have been hit with a lawsuit over the single “Big Pimpin.”   Copyright co-owner Osama Admed Fahmy filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Federal Court, claiming that Timbaland illegally replayed portions of “Big Pimpin” note-for-note, using a melody… Read more »

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Master P. Producing New 3-D Video Game

Rap mogul Percy “Master P.” Miller is partnering with actor Seth Green (Austin Powers, Family Guy, Robot Chicken) to produce a Hip-Hop role playing 3-D video game titled “Play the Industry.”   Miller’s Miller Enterprises teamed with Green and Matthew Senreich to make the game, which creators described as similar to the popular video game… Read more »

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Sources: Game Misses Tour Dates Due To Illness

Fans in Australia and New Zealand were disappointed when superstar rapper The Game missed highly anticipated performance dates on the Roc Tha Block Tour in both countries.   The rapper, born Jayceon Taylor, was one of the headlining acts of the tour, which changed its planned dates to feature Akon, who was having troubles obtaining… Read more »

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50 Cent, Yung Joc, T-Pain To Perform At MOBO’s

50 Cent and Justin Timberlake have made plans to perform a duet at the MOBO awards, even though they will be in different countries at the time of the event a source told AllHipHop.com.   The rapper, who is preparing to release his third album Curtis, will perform “Ayo Technology” with Timberlake live at London’s… Read more »

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