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Rhymefest Offers Free Lollapalooza Via Myspace

Chicago-based rapper Rhymefest will inherit a few more friends on his Myspace page, courtesy of a new contest he’s holding to give away two free tickets to this year’s Lollapalooza festival in Grant Park.   The giveaway comes as Rhymefest prepares to release his new album El Che this fall.   The release takes its… Read more »

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DMX Ordered To Pay $242K to Dog Clothing Company

A court has ruled that chart-topping rapper DMX must pay a over $200,000 to a company that produced and marketed his dog clothing line, Boomer 129.   A deal between DMX, born Earl Simmons, and Amusing Diversions Inc. went sour when DMX failed to promote the Boomer 129 clothing line, which included dog caps, scarves,… Read more »

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Eminem Sues Apple – Again

Eminem continues his legal battles with Apple as the rapper’s publishing company has filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit against Apple, accusing the computer giant of violating his copyrights by allowing unauthorized downloads of song onto iPods.   According to the Detroit News, Eminem’s publishing company Eight Mile Style and Martin Affiliated filed the lawsuit in… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: DMX, Timbaland vs. Jay-Z, Meyend Tricks, Crooked Lettaz

Superstar rapper DMX is starring opposite legendary songwriter/actor Kris Kristofferson in a new movie titled Jump Out Boys. The movie centers around escaped convicts, one which is played by Kristofferson, who has starred in various movies like Convoy, Blade, Planet of the Apes and Fast Food Nation. Various shootout scenes, car chases and explosions included… Read more »

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BBC Denies Game Ban; Issues Profanity Warning

Contrary to published reports, superstar rapper The Game has not been banned from conducting interviews on BBC’s Radio 1 station, AllHipHop.com has learned.   Last week, various websites, including AllHipHop.com, reported that the rapper was permanently banned from conducting interviews, due to homophobic comments the rapper made during an interview lastsummer.   A complaint was… Read more »

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Memorial Service For KRS-One’s Stepson Canceled

Rap legend KRS-One and his wife Simone Parker have announced the cancellation of an upcoming memorial service for the rapper’s stepson Randy, who committed suicide earlier this month.   The New York memorial service in honor of Randy was to be held August 6, but has been canceled for “personal reasons,” according to the Parker… Read more »

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Boy Swallows ‘Grillz’, Only One Way To Pass Them

A 7-year-old boy in Sanford, Florida was rushed to a local emergency room last week after choking on and swallowing a pair of “grillz” his mother had purchased for him at a local flea market.   According to Orlando’s WKMG local channel 6, Bobby Tedesco, 7, was wearing a pair of $10 knockoff “grillz,” which… Read more »

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Cool & Dre Sign Distribution Deal With Imperial Records

Music from hit making production team Cool and Dre will connect with more fans, thanks to a new distribution deal between their record label Epidemic Records and Skeleton Key Entertainment/EMI’s Imperial Records.   Under the recently signed deal, Imperial Records will a host of distribution and label services which include promotions, marketing, online marketing and… Read more »

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McDonald’s Dumps Twista From Parking Lot Tour

Chicago Rap star Twista has been cut from McDonald’s live 10-city tour featuring performances in McDonald’s parking lots across the United States.Twista was announced as one of the headliners of the free McDonald’s Live tour, which features performances from Ne-Yo, Kenna, Kat DeLuna, the Dey, Single File and Kevin Michael in various markets.The rapper was… Read more »

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