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African-American Music Executives Meet With President Bush For Black Music Month

Warner Music Group executive vice president Kevin Liles was on hand Friday (June 22) to help President George W. Bush celebrate Black Music Month at the White House.   Bush drew laughter and applause from attendees as he recognized Liles and other notables in the crowd which included Department of Housing and Urban development secretary… Read more »

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Necro Inks Deal With Koch; Preps ‘Death Rap’

Indie rapper Necro’s Psycho+Logical-Records has inked a distribution deal with Koch Records and will release a new album this fall titled Death Rap.   Like previous albums, Death Rap will feature the Brooklyn native’s unique mixture of dark violent, raunchy lyrics, which have gained him a following across the world.   The title Death Rap… Read more »

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Rev Run From Run DMC To Be Honored By BMI

Rapper Rev Run, of pioneering group Run-DMC, will be honored as a BMI Icon at the 7th Annual Urban Awards, which will take place in Las Vegas, NV in September. BMI bestows the annual award to songwriters and artists who have “a unique and indelible influence on generations of music makers.” Rev Run will be… Read more »

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C-Rayz Walz Working On New Album, 30-Emcee Song

Fans yearning for new music from rapper C-Rayz Walz will get more than they bargained for, as he gears up for the release of a three-part series of albums, titled Chorus Rhyme.   The project, which is slated to hit stores consecutively, will feature a host of new songs, including “Chorus Line,” a track featuring… Read more »

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Woman Charged In Attack On Foxy Brown

A Brooklyn woman was arrested yesterday morning (June 23) and charged with assault, for allegedly attacking rapper Foxy Brown.According to The New York Daily News, Brown and Brooklyn resident Roshawn Anthony, 23, attended a party with the unidentified man at the Louis H. Pink Houses.Brown, born Inga Marchand, reportedly attempted to break up with the man, once she… Read more »

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Kurtis Blow, NAACP To Bury The ‘N’ Word

Pioneering rapper Kurtis Blow has teamed with the Detroit Branch of the NAACP to help the organization “bury the N word.”   Tomorrow (June 24), Kurtis Blow and Detroit Branch NAACP President Rev. Wendell Anthony will in Detroit.   The pair will reveal details about the mock funeral procession and burial of the racial epitaph,… Read more »

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Carmelo Anthony Hosts Third Annual H.O.O.D. Movement

Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony will host his third annual Third Annual H.O.O.D. Movement 3 on 3 Challenge, this Saturday (June 23) in Baltimore, MD.Anthony’s teammates Allen Iverson, JR Smith, Rocsi of BET’s 106th & Park, Big Tigger, Ray Lewis and others will attend the event, which is designed to foster community spirit in Baltimore.The… Read more »

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West Coast Vet Kam Prepares Star Studded New LP

West coast veteran Kam is preparing a new album titled Self & Kind, which will feature guest appearances from some of the biggest names in Hip-Hop.   The politically charged Kam made his debut on the classic single “Every Single Weekend,” taken from Boyz-N-the-Hood soundtrack.   He was also once signed to his Lench Mob… Read more »

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