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Lil’ Wayne, Ja Rule Busted On Gun Charges

Rappers Lil’ Wayne and Ja Rule were arrested last night (July 23) in New York in two separate incidents involving guns.   Queens, NY rapper Ja Rule was stopped around 10:30 pm in a luxury vehicle in Manhattan for speeding on West End Avenue.   When police searched the vehicle, they found a .40 caliber… Read more »

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Rap Label Clout Records Signs Major Deal with EMI

Dallas-based independent rap label Clout Records has aligned with EMI, as part of a new national distribution deal.   The move represents a new chapter for Clout Records, which has been in operation for almost three years.   According to the label’s CEO Corey Cleghorn, EMI’s track record with various record labels as well as… Read more »

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Quincy Jones, Nick Cannon and QD3 Hook Up for New TurboNick Series

Music icon Quincy Jones, actor/rapper Nick Cannon and noted producer Quincy “QD3” Jones III have teamed up with Nickelodeon to unleash the newest youth singing group in the network’s first original broadband series, Nick Cannon’s Star Camp.   The show, which premiered today (July 22) on Nickelodeon’s broadband video player TurboNick, follows the Giggle Club, an… Read more »

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Laz D: Dreamchaser

If music is the soundtrack of life, then Hip-Hop is the last track that gets played over and over.  Hip-Hop has gone through many ups and downs, over the years.  From the social relevance of Public Enemy, to the “rags to riches” lyrical prowess of Biggie, into the contemporary era, Hip-Hop has ushered in a… Read more »

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Lil’ Flip Charged With Credit Card Abuse

Rapper Lil’ Flip was arrested yesterday (July 21) in his hometown of Houston, Texas, for credit card abuse.   According to the Houston Chronicle, the rapper, born Wesley Weston, turned himself in to the Harris County Courthouse around 2:30 pm yesterday.   Lil’ Flip, 26, was released on $2,000 bond and is due in court… Read more »

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50 Cent Sues Over ‘Shoot The Rapper’ Advertisement

50 Cent filed a lawsuit against an internet advertising firm, seeking at least $1 million dollars in damages over an infamous ad that appeared on various Internet sites titled “shoot the rapper.”   The rapper is suing Traffix Inc., the company that created an infamous advertisement featuring a caricature of 50 Cent smiling that offered fans… Read more »

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Rich Boy Debuts “Good Things” Video Today

Mobile, Alabama rapper Rich Boy debuted the video for his latest single “Good Things” featuring Polow Da Don and Keri Hilson today (July 20).   The clip, which was filmed in Malibu, California, was directed by Uly and Jesse Terrero.   “Good Things” is the third single from Rich Boy’s self titled debut album, which… Read more »

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U.S.D.A. Member BloodRaw Signs With CZAR; Prepping Solo Album

CTE/Def Jam artist BloodRaw has joined the roster of artists being represented by Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond’s management company, Czar Entertainment, it was announced today.   The announcement comes two days after the rapper’s former manager, Florida record promoter and indie exec C. Wakeley, announced that he andthe artist had parted ways under amicable terms.  … Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Diddy, 50 Cent, Havoc

An upcoming episode of Making the Band 4 will feature the highly publicized incident between Sean “Diddy” Combs and his longtime choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson. During an April 25 taping for the show, Combs, Gibson and Bivens were involved in a heated argument. Gibson filed a complaint with New York police in May, claiming Bivens… Read more »

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Russell Simmons Speaks Out Against Mike Vick; Nike Suspended Shoe Release

Days after Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was indicted for allegedly being involved in a dog-fighting operation, Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons is putting those associated with the star player on notice, while Nike has suspended the release of an upcoming football sneaker endorsed by Vick due to the allegations.   Simmons, along with the Rev…. Read more »

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