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Young Jeezy, T.I., Bone, Nominated For American Music Awards

Atlanta bred rappers Young Jeezy and T.I. and Cleveland’s Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and join chart dominators Beyonce, Akon and Justin Timberlake as nominees for the American Music Awards, which were on announced on Tuesday (October 9).   Young Jeezy, Bone and T.I., who have two nominations, will also go head-to-head with Beyonce, Linkin Park, Justin Timberlake… Read more »

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Bow Wow, Omarion Tapped For Howard U Homecoming

Rapper Bow Wow and R&B singer Omarion will act as this year’s ambassadors and grand marshals for Howard University’s “Hollywood Howard Homecoming Parade” this year.   Legendary singer Chaka Khan will serve as Mistress of Ceremonies during the 9th annual parade, which takes place from 10:00 am – 12:00 PM, Saturday, October 20.   The… Read more »

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Joe Budden Released By Def Jam

Rapper Joe Budden is no longer signed to Def Jam Records after being heralded as one of its most promising acts in the early 2000’s.The rapper said he was pleased to be leaving the label and looked forward to the next steps in his career. “I’m just happy we were finally able to cut all… Read more »

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Rapper Common Launches The Common Ground Foundation

Chicago rapper Common has announced the launch of The Common Ground Foundation Inc., a San Francisco based global initiative to educate and empower urban and disadvantaged youth.   The rapper’s foundation will also focus on HIV/AIDS prevention programs targeting youth in communities around the world, specifically Africa.   “I always believed that if we started… Read more »

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National Runaway Switchboard Honors Ludacris

Rapper/actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges and his Ludacris Foundation will be honored next month during the National Runaway Switchboard’s (NRS) annual Spirit of Youth benefit.   Ludacris and the Foundation will receive the organization’s 2007 “Spirit of Youth” award at the event, which will take place Nov. 1 in Chicago.   The “Spirit of Youth” award… Read more »

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Phife Dawg Speaks on Personal Struggle with Diabetes and VH1 Hip Hop Honors

With their jazz-inflected brand of Hip-Hop and insightful lyrics A Tribe Called Quest have earned their recognition at tonight’s (Oct. 8) VH1 Hip-Hop Honors ceremony.And while the honor is a milestone in the group’s history, it is Tribe co-founder Phife Dawg who has garnered the most respect among the collective through this battle with diabetes.“For… Read more »

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