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Memorial Service For KRS-One’s Stepson Canceled

Rap legend KRS-One and his wife Simone Parker have announced the cancellation of an upcoming memorial service for the rapper’s stepson Randy, who committed suicide earlier this month.   The New York memorial service in honor of Randy was to be held August 6, but has been canceled for “personal reasons,” according to the Parker… Read more »

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Boy Swallows ‘Grillz’, Only One Way To Pass Them

A 7-year-old boy in Sanford, Florida was rushed to a local emergency room last week after choking on and swallowing a pair of “grillz” his mother had purchased for him at a local flea market.   According to Orlando’s WKMG local channel 6, Bobby Tedesco, 7, was wearing a pair of $10 knockoff “grillz,” which… Read more »

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Cool & Dre Sign Distribution Deal With Imperial Records

Music from hit making production team Cool and Dre will connect with more fans, thanks to a new distribution deal between their record label Epidemic Records and Skeleton Key Entertainment/EMI’s Imperial Records.   Under the recently signed deal, Imperial Records will a host of distribution and label services which include promotions, marketing, online marketing and… Read more »

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McDonald’s Dumps Twista From Parking Lot Tour

Chicago Rap star Twista has been cut from McDonald’s live 10-city tour featuring performances in McDonald’s parking lots across the United States.Twista was announced as one of the headliners of the free McDonald’s Live tour, which features performances from Ne-Yo, Kenna, Kat DeLuna, the Dey, Single File and Kevin Michael in various markets.The rapper was… Read more »

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1st Annual Play-N-Skillz Weekend Kicks Off In Dallas, TX

Grammy Award Winning Producers Play-N-Skillz To Hold 1st Annual Play-N-Skillz Festival In Dallas, TX.   Grammy Award winning producers and Texas natives Play-N-Skillz, have tapped fellow state champs Chamillionaire, Paul Wall and Lil’ Flip to perform at the 1st Annual Play-N-Skillz festival, which takes place this weekend Dallas, TX.   The festival kicks off on… Read more »

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Dilated Peoples Drop New DVD/CD ‘The Release Party’

Veteran Hip-Hop Los Angeles group Dilated Peoples are preparing The Release Party, a new DVD/CD being released by Decon that chronicles their ten-year journey through the music industry.   The group’s latest release hits stores July 31 and also comes with seven brand new, unreleased songs featuring The Alchemist, PMD of EPMD, Defari, Casual and… Read more »

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DJ Envy and Red Cafe Prepare ‘The Co-Op’

Koch Records is set to release The Co-Op, the upcoming collaboration mixtape from acclaimed DJ Envy and noted rapper Red Cafe’ on September 25. DJ Envy, who is also a radio personality on New York’s Hot 97 and Sirius Radio, teamed up with Brooklyn lyricist Red Cafe’ to produce the new 11-track CD, which features… Read more »

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40 Cal Drops New Album; Disses Nas

Dipset rapper 40 Cal is preparing to release his brand new debut full length album titled Broken Safety 2 on Koch Records.   The 16-track album features guest appearances from Diplomat leaders Cam’ron and Jim Jones, Juelz Santana, J.R. Writer, Hell Rell, Akon and others.   Broken Safety 2 also contains a track dissing Queensbridge… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Al Sharpton, will.i.am, Ice-T, Jay-Z/DDP

The Reverend Al Sharpton continues his mission of holding entertainment companies responsible for the effects their products have on consumers, this time by targeting New York’s state pension fund. According to CNN, Sharpton’s National Action Network is forming a plan to target the pension fund, which currently has over $3 billion dollars in investments in… Read more »

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