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Hi-Tek Announces ‘Hi-Teknology 3: Underground’

Cincinnati producer Hi-Tek has announced the release date of the third installment of his Hi-Teknology series of albums.   Hi-Teknology 3: Underground, is slated to hit stores on November 20.   While the guests on the album have not been revealed, like the two previous Hi-Teknology albums, fans of Hi-Tek’s production can look forward to… Read more »

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Legendary Drummer & Hip-Hop Supporter Max Roach Dies

World renowned legendary Jazz drummer/visionary Max Roach died yesterday in an undisclosed hospital in New York, (August 16) after a long illness a spokesman for Blue Note Records revealed.   Roach, who championed Hip-Hop music in the 1980’s and 90’s, influenced rappers like Gangstarr, Digable Planets, A Tribe Called Quest and others.   Roach, born… Read more »

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Credit Card Charges Against Lil’ Flip Dropped

Houston, Texas rapper Lil’ Flip was exhonerated of credit card abuse charges, stemming from the purchase of an airline ticket for the rapper that was bought using someone else’s credit card.   Police accused the 26-year-old rapper of buying a $671 Southwest Airlines ticket to Baltimore from Houston on June 8, using a stolen American… Read more »

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Celebrity Blogger Perez Hilton Learns How To Rap On TV Show

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton will be one of several contestants taking place in MTV’s new Hip-Hop themed show, “Celebrity Rap Superstar.”   Hilton will take part in the new, live competition series that features the celebrities being mentored by some of Hip-Hop’s biggest stars, as they are “transformed into skillful lyricists.”   The weekly series… Read more »

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Jay-Z, 50 Cent Top Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings List

Rappers are doing more than showing off their rhyme skills in order to make Forbes magazine’s first ever Hip-Hop Cash Kings list.With an estimated $34 million earned in 2006, rap mogul Jay-Z topped the list.The Def Jam Recordings president’s income was generated mostly through various business ventures such as his 40/40 sports bar franchise and… Read more »

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Foxy Brown Surrenders In Assault Case; Leaves Def Jam

Rapper Foxy Brown surrendered to authorities yesterday (Aug. 14) on assault charges stemming from a July 30 incident, in which she hit her neighbor in the face with her BlackBerry, injuring the woman.   Brown, who is currently on probation for a 2004 assault involving two manicurists, has had a long-standing dispute with her neighbor… Read more »

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UGK Locks Up #1 Slot On Three Charts

UGK’s seventh album UGK (Underground Kingz) debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Top 200, R&B, and Rap Album charts.The double CD, which features appearances by rappers like T.I., Rick Ross, Slim Thug, Three 6 Mafia, OutKast, Kool G Rap, Big Daddy Kane, as well as Charlie Wilson and Raheem DeVaughn.UGK moved over 160,000 copies in the… Read more »

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