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Talib, Mos Def, Dead Prez Headline Black August; Rappers Say ‘Hands off Assata’

Talib Kweli and Mos Def have been tapped for their 10th headlining appearance at the The 10th Annual Black August Festival, which takes place August 26 at the Nokia Theatre in New York.   The concert, which is produced by the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement, is designed to facilitate exchanges between international communities by promoting… Read more »

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Reports: Jay-Z In Negotiations With Columbia

Rapper Jay-Z is in negotiations to vacate his President position at Def Jam, in order to join Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin at Columbia.   Rubin left Warner Music Group in May for an executive position working alongside Chairman Steve Barnett.   Rubin, who founded Def Jam in 1982 and later partnered with Hip-Hop mogul… Read more »

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Chamillionaire Brushes Off 50 Cent Comments; Talks Ultimate Victory

Houston rapper Chamillionaire is focusing on his upcoming profanity-free album Ultimate Victory and is brushing off media hype caused by disparaging comments made by rapper 50 Cent.   Chamillionaire dismissed recent remarks made by 50 Cent in a recent interview with Spin magazine.   “Let him [Chamillionaire] go sell gospel records, if he’s so f***in’ righteous,”… Read more »

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Tony Yayo Rejects Plea Deal

G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo rejected an offer from prosecutors today (July 24) to serve nine months in jail, for allegedly smacking the 14-year-old son of music executive Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond.   The rapper was charged with assault, harassment and endangering the welfare of a child in March, after he and several associates allegedly cornered the… Read more »

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Rapper Lil’ Flip ‘Victim Of A Scam’ Says Lawyer

Lil’ Flip’s manager and his attorney have come forward to speak out against their client’s recent arrest in Houston for credit card abuse.   The rapper, born Wesley Eric Weston Jr., was arrested on July 21, after allegedly purchasing Southwest Airline tickets from Houston to Baltimore, costing $671.00, using a stolen credit card owned by… Read more »

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Afeni Shakur Files Injunction Against Death Row

Afeni Shakur filed for an injunction against Death Row Records in a bankruptcy court, claiming that the label is attempting to sell recordings by her son Tupac Shakur, that are actually owned by Amaru, during bankruptcy proceedings.   Shakur filed for an injunction on July 20 against Death Row Records, Inc. and R. Todd Neilson… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Trina, Dame Dash, Danny Hoch

Miami rapper Trina has renamed her album Da Baddest Chick II and is planning a photo shoot for the upcoming album at various locations throughout the city tomorrow (July 24). The photo shoot will kick off tomorrow at Aperture studios, where Trina will pose for her album, which was originally titled Da Baddest Bitch II:… Read more »

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Mos Def, Susan Sarandon Help Kids Slim Down

Rapper Mos Def and actress Susan Sarandon have been named Honorary Co-Chairs to the 4th Annual Children’s Sports & Fitness Expo which takes place this September in New York.   The Children’s Sports & Fitness Expo is the brainchild of Vincent Ferguson, president and founder of Body Sculpt of New York, Inc., a not-for-profit health… Read more »

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