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Women Executives Create Women in Entertainment Empowerment

Fashion mogul Kimora Lee Simmons has joined forces with Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) executive director Valeisha Butterfield, Motown Records president/Universal Records executive vice president Sylvia Rhone and singer Joss Stone to help launch the Women in Entertainment Empowerment Network (WEEN).   Led by women executives in music, television, film, radio and other forms of… Read more »

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Tony Yayo Produces Witness Who Disputes Assault

Rapper Tony Yayo appeared in court today (September 6), in regards to assault charges stemming from an incident in which he allegedly slapped the teenaged son of music mogul Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond.The boy claims Yayo and several associates surrounded him and threatened him for wearing a Czar Entertainment shirt, a label/management firm run by Rosemond… Read more »

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N.O.R.E. Teams With Madlinx For Reality Show; Turns 30

N.O.R.E. is teaming with syndicated radio show host and former Rap City host DJ Mad Linx to produce a television reality show, NOREality: Independence Day, Season 1.   The show, which is based off of the rapper’s Internet series of videoclips posted on his Myspace page, as well as AllHipHop.com, starts taping this weekend in… Read more »

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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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