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George Foreman’s Sons Enter Into Distribution Biz, Launch R&B, Hip-Hop Labels

George Foreman Jr., the eldest son of legendary heavyweight boxing champion George Foreman, has invested in Brilliant Entertainment Inc., which provides major distribution and promotion for independent artists.   Under the new deal, George Jr. and George Foreman III will launch their own labels, with George Jr. focusing on classic R&B, while George III will… Read more »

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Cee-Lo Green Launches Radiculture Record Label

As a standout member of Goodie Mob and Gnarls Barkley, Cee-Lo Green knows how to create a unique path for success. Now, the Grammy Award winning singer/rapper/writer/producer will celebrate the launch of his new label Radiculture, which is distributed by Atlantic Records. “I’ve been in the music business for quite some time now. I’ve had… Read more »

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Rep For Akon Responds To Loon’s Accusation; Trinidadian PM Wants Investigation Of Dirty Dance

Akon didn’t knowingly steal a song from rapper Loon says Bu, the co-CEO of Akon’s Konvict Muzik. Loon, formerly of Sean “Diddy” Combs Bad Boy Records, claims that his vocals were stripped from the song “Who Is That” and another artist was added with vocals from T-Pain and Akon. “Akon had heard the instrumental with… Read more »

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Tony Yayo To Make Court Appearance, Rally Taking Place Outside Courtroom

Over a month after rapper Tony Yayo’s altercation with the 14-year-old son of Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond, Yayo is finally expected to make his first appearance in court on Wednesday (Apr. 25). Yayo’s court appearance stems from allegations stating that the rapper slapped and verbally assaulted Rosemond’s son as he was walking to Czar Entertainment for… Read more »

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Jesse Jackson Targeted At GE Shareholders Meeting Over 2002 Slick Rick Appearance

Politician/activist Rev. Jesse Jackson has been targeted by the National Legal and Police Center (NLPC), a watch dog group based in Falls Church, Virginia. Peter Flaherty, president of the National Legal and Policy Center (NLPC), is supporting a shareholder proposal, which is asking corporate giant General Electric to disclose its charitable giving. Flaherty and the… Read more »

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MySpace ‘Shoot The Rapper’ Advertisements Seen As Insensitive

In the wake of the Virginia Tech tragedy, visitors to the popular networking website MySpace are growing increasingly upset at the placement of offensive ‘Shoot The Rapper’ advertisements. Tempers flared when the interactive advertisements were seen increasingly on the MySpace pages of Virginia Tech victims, as well as hundreds of other MySpace pages. The advertisement… Read more »

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HSAN Issues Statement Calling For Removal of Derogatory Words

By Alexis Jeffries The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, headed by Russell Simmons and Dr. Benjamin Chavis, issued a statement today (Apr. 23) calling for the recording industry’s removal of the words “b**ch,” “ho” and “n***er” in all of its future recordings. The statement contains recommendations after Simmons hosted a closed door meeting with various record… Read more »

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Al Sharpton Plans Next Move Against Rap, Obama: ‘Let’s Not Single Out The Rappers’

The Rev. Al Sharpton announced the next steps in his battle against rap music and will take his fight into various corporations’ boardrooms, by buying stock in companies that promote the music. Sharpton and his National Action Network are planning on purchasing stock in various companies, including Time Warner and Universal Music Group, and will… Read more »

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