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Blair Underwood Bringing Rap Themed Novel To Big Screen

Veteran actor Blair Underwood has teamed with Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due to author the new book Casanegra: A Tennyson Hardwick Mystery.   Casanegra, which hit stores last month, centers around a character named Tennyson Hardwick, a struggling giggalo-turned-actor, who is the prime suspect in the murder of a rapper/actress named Afrodite.   Hardwick attempts… Read more »

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Rapper Saigon Arrested; Charged With Carrying A Weapon

Rapper Saigon was arrested yesterday morning after police allegedly found a gravity knife inside his vehicle.   Police stopped the rapper for a traffic violation near 11th Avenue and W. 29th Street in Manhattan around 1:30 am,   When officers searched his vehicle, they uncovered the gravity knife, a knife similar to a switchblade.  … Read more »

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New Documentary Reveals Details On Tupac’s Murder

A new documentary focusing on the still unsolved murder of superstar rapper Tupac Shakur is slated to hit stores on DVD this October.   Bond-Age Films and Step-N-Up Enterprises will release Tupac: Assassination, a documentary written and directed by RJ Bond and executive produced by Frank “Big Frank” Alexander.   Alexander, who penned 2000’s book… Read more »

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BREAKING NEWS: Foxy Brown Sent To Jail

Foxy Brown appeared in court today (August 21) and was sentenced to a stay in prison by Judge Melissa Jackson, for violating her probation.   Brown, born Inga Marchand, was ordered to prison until her next hearing, which takes place on September 5.   During the court proceedings, Brown confirmed that she is pregnant and… Read more »

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East Hampton Officials Deny Diddy’s Permit For $100k Fireworks Show

East Hampton town officials in East Hampton, New York have turned down a proposed $100,000 fireworks show planned by mogul/actor/rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs.   According to the Associated Press, Combs was planning an extravagant display of all-white pyrotechnic fireworks over East Hampton’s Northwest Harbor on September 2, to compliment his annual “White Party.”   The… Read more »

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Rappers Kurupt And Gail Gotti Get Married In Philly

Dogg Pound member Kurupt and his girlfriend Gail Gotti recently exchanged wedding vows during an elaborate and private ceremony held in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday (August 18).   The pair and 170 of their closest family and friends gathered at the Rittenhouse Hotel to witness the Kurupt, born Ricardo Brown Jr. and Gail Gotti, born… Read more »

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Jackson, TN Police Say Hip-Hop Is Camouflage For Gangs

Hip-Hop culture in Jackson, Tennessee has been associated with the city’s rising crime rates, according to Jackson County Police Lt. Pat Willis.   Willis made the shocking comments during a meeting of Jackson’s crime task force yesterday (August 20) during a meeting at City Hall, where Jackson and Madison County Police officials detailed their departments… Read more »

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Diddy’s Version of ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Hits TV This February

Sean “Diddy” Combs’ movie adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” will air as an “ABC Premiere Event” following the network’s broadcast of The 80th Annual Academy Awards.   The three-hour television movie version of A Raisin in the Sun is executive produced by Combs and features the rapper/actor/mogul as the character… Read more »

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Foxy Brown’s Mom Speaks Out Against Assault Charges

Foxy Brown’s mother has proclaimed her daughter is innocent of assaulting her Brooklyn neighbor, in a dispute that allegedly started over the volume of the 27-year-old rap star’s car stereo.   Brown, born Inga Marchand, was arrested and charged with assault last Tuesday (August 14) for smacking her neighbor 25-year-old neighbor in the face with… Read more »

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