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Smirnoff Seeking Hip-Hop Specialist For A Trip Around The World

Popular alcohol beverage maker Smirnoff has launched a global search for 10 individuals to take part in its newly launched Smirnoff Experience program.   The Smirnoff Experience will take the “Smirnoff Ten” around the world, as they visit four cities that mark significant milestones in the company’s history and document the experience through short films,… Read more »

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Jadakiss To Stand Trial For Gun Charges

Jadakiss and two other men will stand trial for weapons charges stemming from an October arrest, in which police recovered a stolen handgun in the vehicle 32-year-old rap star was traveling in.   Jadakiss, born Jason Phillips, and three others were charged with third-degree criminal possession of a weapon in October 2006, when police stopped… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Chrisette Michelle, Diddy, G. Malone, Strong Arm Steady

Rising R&B songstress and Def Jam artist Chrisette Michele filed a lawsuit in New York County Court, claiming Douglass Ellison and Four Kings Productions breached their contract and embezzled money she was owed from management and recording contacts with Def Jam. Michele, born Chrisette Michele Payne, recently released her critically acclaimed debut album I Am…. Read more »

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Master P Replaces Bill Clinton As NAACP Youth Speaker

Rap mogul and reformed “gangsta” rapper Percy “Master P” Miller addressed more than 1,000 NAACP members Wednesday (July 11) on the state of young black America, as the youth keynote speaker for this year’s NAACP convention.   The Detroit News reports the No Limit Records founder and CEO was chosen after the event’s original speaker,… Read more »

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Max B of Jim Jones’ Byrd Gang Out Of Prison

Max B. of Jim Jones’ Byrd Gang was released from prison last night after several months of incarceration.Jim Jones greeted his fellow Byrd Gang member and the pair eventually went to a recording studio to celebrate with others. The exact terms of the release were not immediately disclosed. The rapper, also known as Bigavelli, had… Read more »

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Insane Clown Posse’s Annual Gathering Festival Underfire From Local Church Group

Leaders from a church in the rural town of Cave-In-Rock, Illinois are attempting to ban a festival hosted by rap/rock group Insane Clown Posse.   The group’s 8th annual “Gathering of the Juggalos” takes place at Hatchet Landings from Aug. 9-12 in Cave-In-Rock and is sponsored by Psychopathic Records, the successful independent label helmed by… Read more »

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Kanye West, Evel Knievel Enter Into Mediation Over Lawsuit

Kanye West and legendary stuntman Evel Knievel will attempt to settle a multimillion dollar trademark infringement lawsuit the motorcycle daredevil filed against the superstar rapper in 2006.   Knievel’s lawsuit claimed the Chicago rapper tarnished his image in the video for the hit single “Touch The Sky,” in which West was featured as a fictional… Read more »

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