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Website Launches To Find Actor To Play B.I.G.

A new website has launched to find an actor to play the role of Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace in an upcoming biopic titled Notorious about the rapper’s life, it was announced yesterday (August 10).   Producers are casting actors via the website www.biggiecasting.com to find an unknown to play Wallace, who was gunned down in… Read more »

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Charlie Murphy, Lil’ Duval To Host Ozone Awards

Charlie Murphy and Lil’ Duval have been tapped to host the 2nd Annual Ozone Awards, which take place Monday (August 13) at the James L. Knight Center in downtown Miami, Florida.   Murphy is best known for various roles in TV shows and movies like Chappelle’s Show, Roll Bounce, Night At The Museum, Harlem Nights… Read more »

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Nelly Debuts New Pimp Juice Flavor; Scholarship

St. Louis-based rapper Nelly is inserting a bit of flavor in to his third annual P.I.M.P. “Upgrade Your Life” scholarship contest, as he launches a new addition to his Pimp Juice beverage brand.   Pimp Juice – the Purple Label, an anti-oxidant/ energy drink that blends acai, ascorbic acid, grape extract, green tea extract, pear… Read more »

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Common Lands At #1, Talks Album Success

Rapper Common has landed the first #1 album of his career with the release of his 7th and latest album, Finding Forever.   The album, which was released via Kanye West’s G.O.O.D. Music, moved 155,329 copies during its first week in stores, besting his previous chart ranking, which was #2 with 2005’s album BE.  … Read more »

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Ludacris Atlanta Opening Of New Era Store

Ludacris and Disturbing Tha Peace are among the celebrities and athletes gathering to celebrate the grand opening of the New Era Flagship store in Atlanta, Georgia at a private ceremony.   The New Era Atlanta Flagship Store (New Era ATL) is located in the heart of the city’s trendy fashion area and will feature a… Read more »

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Al Sharpton Leads Protest Of Rap Lyrics In 20 Cities

Reverend Al Sharpton led his “National Day of Decency Initiative” yesterday (August 7), a protest event that took place in more than 20 cities across the United States, singling out “degrading” rap lyrics.   Cities that held major protests included New York, Houston, Los Angeles, Richmond, Jacksonville, Chicago and Detroit.   Sharpton led a group… Read more »

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Kanye Shoots Down Live TV Debate With 50 Cent

Rapper Kanye West has shot down a proposed live “presidential style” debate with rapper 50 Cent over their upcoming albums Graduation and Curtis, both due in stores on September 11.   The idea of a presidential debate was posed to 50 Cent during a live appearance on BET’s 106 & Park. Hosts Terrence J and… Read more »

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Common, Chrisette Michelle Headline Heineken Red Star Soul Concert

Grammy-award winning rapper Common will be among the artists on board to perform at this year’s Heineken Red Star Soul concert series.The event, which kicks off Aug. 15 at Boulevard3 in Los Angeles, will feature various entertainers including Chrisette Michelle, Alicia Keys, Erykah Badu, Raphael Saadiq and Raheem DeVaughn.In addition to the performers, Heineken Red… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Swizz Beatz, Lily Allen, Iran, Disco D

Superstar producer/rapper Swizz Beatz will speak to over 600 New York area students during the “It’s Showtime: In Theatre Event Series” this Thursday (August 9) at the AMC Lincoln Square Theatre in Manhattan. MTV’s Sway will co-host the event, which takes place from 6:00-8:00 pm. In addition to speaking, Swizz Beatz will perform, answer questions… Read more »

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