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The Game Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Charges

Compton, CA rapper The Game pleaded not guilty Tuesday (Sept. 25) to three felony charges in court.   The Game (born Jayceon Terrell Taylor) was charged with one count each of making criminal threats, possession of a firearm in a school zone and exhibiting a firearm on the grounds of a facility for minors.  … Read more »

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Inmate Changes Story in B.I.G. Murder Case

The murder of the Notorious B.I.G. took yet another twist as the man who implicated a former Los Angeles Police Department officer has admitted to lying about the officer’s role in the killing.   According to the Associated Press, Waymond Anderson mentioned in deposition that his lie was part of a scam to win a… Read more »

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Jena 6 Rally sparks new spirit of protesting

“If they were Jewish students who sat under the tree and the following day had swastikas or offensive racial imagery hung from those trees, and they decided to respond to that imagery with their fists, they wouldn’t have charges placed against them in this country or any other country, for that matter,” rapper Mos Def… Read more »

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Pitbull Returns From USO Tour; Thanks American Troops

Miami rapper Pitbull recently completed a tour of Korea and Okinawa, where he performed for American troops as part of his first United Service Organization (USO) tour.   Pitbull joins rappers like Paul Wall, Coolio and Sean P. (of The YoungBloodZ) who have performed for American troops on USO tours through Iraq, Korea, Kuwait, Bosnia… Read more »

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Nina Sky Inks Deal To Release Hip-Hop Heavy Album

R&B duo Nina Sky recently inked a deal with Polo Grounds Music to release their delayed sophomore album The Musical.   The Musical features production from Scott Storch, Cool and Dre, Cipha Sounds, Salaam Remi, Ryan Leslie and The Jetsons, while rapper Rick Ross and R&B crooner Trey Songz make guest appearances.   The album… Read more »

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Legendary Run-DMC Rapper DMC Wins Emmy Award

Run-DMC group member Darryl “DMC” McDaniels has achieved another milestone in his career by winning an Emmy Award for his critically acclaimed VH1 “Rock Doc” documentary DMC: My Adoption Journey.   The legendary rapper topped a number of critically acclaimed documentaries at the 28th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards black-tie dinner held last night… Read more »

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