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50 Cent Employee Arrested on Gun Charges

Police arrested a man who claimed to be affiliated with G-Unit rapper 50 Cent, after shots were fired during an argument over a chain given to him by the rapper.   The Hartford Courant reports that police arrested Dwayne McKenzie, 26, early Friday morning (Aug. 3) in Hartford for firing a 40 caliber Glock during… Read more »

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50 Cent Accepts Offer To Debate Kanye On Live TV

Superstar rappers Kanye West and 50 Cent will go head-to-head on September 11, the day both artists’ sophomore albums land in stores.   While fans of both rappers have relished in the friendly rivalry that seems to be brewing between the pair over the release date, 50 Cent has actually accepted a challenge to debate… Read more »

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Diddy Launches New Women’s Line, Ad Campaign

Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Sean John clothing line has partnered with G-III Apparel Group to launch the new Sean John Women’s collection.   G-III is one of the world’s top manufacturer and marketers of licensed clothing brands, owning the fashion licensing rights to Calvin Klein, Guess?, Nine West, House of Dereon, IZOD, Tommy Hilfiger and other… Read more »

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Daddy Yankee Sued For Copyright Infringement

Reggaeton artist Daddy Yankee has been hit with a copyright infringement lawsuit over a song contained on his multiplatinum third album, 2004’s Barrio Fino.   In a lawsuit filed in United States District Court for the Central District of California, plaintiff Victor M. Lopez Jr. alleges that Daddy Yankee used a musical composition on the… Read more »

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New DVD Captures Last Days Of Producer J. Dilla

The last days of revered producer James “J. Dilla” Yancey have been chronicled on a new DVD titled Frank N Dank and J. Dilla’s European Vacation.   European Vacation features footage of a November 2005 tour, the last that J. Dilla embarked upon, before he passed away from complications from Lupus on February 10, 2006…. Read more »

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Bethlehem NAACP President Denounces Ludacris Performance; Says Rap Is ‘Lousy’

The leader of a local branch of the Bethlehem, PA NAACP has denounced the Musikfest concert taking place this Saturday (August 4) featuring Grammy Award winning, Oscar-nominated rapper/actor Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.   According to Esther Lee, president of the Bethlehem NAACP, Ludacris should not be a featured act on the Musikfest concert, which is being… Read more »

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Producer 9th Wonder Gears Up for Solo Debut

Former Little Brother member 9th Wonder is preparing to assume a new role, as he takes the spotlight for his debut solo album Dream Merchant Vol. 2.   The release is the latest achievement for the beatmaker, who has remained in the background, while creating music for artists like Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child, Mary J. Blige,… Read more »

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Bethlehem NAACP President Denounces Ludacris Performance

The leader of local branch of the Bethlehem, PA NAACP has denounced the Musikfest concert taking place this Saturday (August 4) featuring Grammy Award winning, Oscar-nominated actor/rapper Chris “Ludacris” Bridges.   According to Esther Lee, president of the Bethlehem NAACP, Ludacris should not be a featured act on the  Musikfest concert, which is being sponsored… Read more »

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David Banner Off 2007 Rock The Bells Tour

Mississippi rapper David Banner has resigned from the Rock the Bells North American Festival, due to “creative and promotional differences” with the festival organizers, a representative for the rapper told AllHipHop.com   The tour kicked off July 26 in Boston, Massachusetts and is slated to wind down September 1 in Honolulu, Hawaii.   Banner’s cancellation… Read more »

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