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Man Sentenced In Will Smith Identity Theft

A man who charged over $30,000 on various credit cards using rapper/actor Will Smith’s identity was sentenced to 37 months in federal prison. Carol Lomax, 42, of Duquesne, PA. pleaded guilty to one count of using unauthorized credit cards in September. Lomax illegally opened 14 accounts under the name Willard Smith, Smith’s full name. Lomax… Read more »

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UPN Goes ‘Platinum’

UPN has picked up six episodes of the drama series "Platinum," the story of two brothers who own a hip-hop record label. The television show was co-created by Sofia Coppola (daughter of famed director Francis Ford Coppola) and John Ridley ("Three Kings"). The show will be cross-promoted by MTV by airing music videos from the… Read more »

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Moby Ducks Eminem

Fearing he would “get stomped by Obie,” techno artist Moby chose to lodge at a different hotel once he found out his nemesis Eminem was filming a video in the same hotel in Los Angeles, according to a journal entry from his Web site. A noted pacifist, Moby was recently attacked outside of a nightclub… Read more »

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Shure Introduces New Needle For DJ’s

Shure has released the Whitelabel, the latest addition to the Record Needlz family. The name refers to the pre-released or unauthorized records that crate-diggers treasure. The Whitelabel sonic signature features a solid drop bass, flat mids, and accented highs. The ergonomic industrial design features adjustable stylus overhang, reliable electrical contact, and improved stylus visibility. Whitelabel… Read more »

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San Bernardino Officials Opposed To Hip-Hop Concert

Officials in San Bernardino county are opposed to "The Night Hip-Hop Stole Christmas," a concert that is to take place Saturday (Dec. 21) at the National Orange Show Events Center. "Some artists draw a criminal element,’ Mayor Judith Valles told the San Bernardino Sun. "I recognize that young people like (hip-hop) and young people need… Read more »

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Judge Considers Punitive Damages Against Master P

A Judge is considering a request by a 79 year old woman seeking punitive damages against Master P. Geneva Burger sued Master P in 1999, after a song appeared on a song about marijuana without her permission. The incident started when Burger’s phone conversation was taped by musician Johnny Lupo in 1997. Lupo asked her… Read more »

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Em’s Former Homes Fail To Sell

Despite hearsay that several of Eminem’s childhood homes would be sold on eBay for upwards of $12 million, a report by the Associated Press confirmed there would be no sales. Initially there were three of the rapper’s former Detroit homes listed on the marketplace Web site. The owners of the home contracted a company to… Read more »

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Nas Admits He And Kelis Are A Couple

Nas has finally admitted that he and soul-songstress Kelis are indeed a couple. While the rapper was somewhat tightlipped, he admitted that he now has a new boo. " Yes, its true,” the QB rep said to AllHipHop.com of the eccentric songbird. “That’s my baby." In his normally reclusive manner, Nas dispelled rumors that Kelis… Read more »

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Update: GZA Safe Rumor That He Is Missing False

Representatives at MCA have dispelled rumors that they haven’t been able to locate one of their marquee players – the GZA. "This is totally untrue, the GZA is doing fine promoting his new album and he is currently on tour," GZA’s publicist Valerie Lewis told AllHipHop.com. "He has a show tonight in San Diego." The… Read more »

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Mobb Deep Not Signed To Landspeed

Contrary to published reports, Mobb Deep has not signed to Landspeed, but the Boston based indie will distribute a new project, titled Free Agents: The Mix Tape. "You’ll get somebody like Landspeed saying that ‘we just signed Mobb Deep,’" Havok told AllHipHop.com. "It will go down the chain and then we signed to Landspeed." "The… Read more »

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Ghostface Killah, RZA, Named In Lawsuit

Ghostface Killah is being accused of ripping off a Bronx man’s music in Federal Court. Michael Artis filed a lawsuit against Ghostface in Federal District Court, Southern District of New York in September 2001, claiming that the song "Mighty Healthy," a cut on the Supreme Clientele album, was a complete rip off of his work…. Read more »

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Black Eyed Pea’s Headline Children’s Benefit

This Friday (Dec 20), group Black Eyed Peas and Grassroots Productions will host their 4th Annual PeaPod Children’s Benefit concert. 100 percent of the proceeds will go to the children of Five Acres. The event, which will take place at the House Of Blues in Hollywood, California, will feature live performances from Black Eyed Peas,… Read more »

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Charlotte Record Label BustBack Making Moves

BustBack.com, a record label based out of Charlotte, North Carolina proudly announces the recruitment of power entertainment attorney, Maury R. Winkler to the fold of its independent operation. Headed by CEO, Gary Williams, Bustback.com is home to The Free Agentz, a talented team of emcees recently featured in XXL Magazine. Consisting of 55th, June Bug,… Read more »

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