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Amaru Ent., UMG Hit With $10 Million Lawsuit Over Classic Hip-Hop Break ‘Last Night’

Afeni Shakur’s Amaru Entertainment and Universal Music Group have been hit with a lawsuit by R&B/Jazz singer Esther Williams, who claims Tupac Shakur and Ghostface Killah both separately used her music without permission.The lawsuit, which was filed in Washington D.C. Federal Court, seeks $10 million dollars in damages, claiming Shakur used her often-sampled single "Last… Read more »

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Texas Summer Music Conference Slated For July

Aspiring entertainers will have a chance to rub elbows with established movers and shakers this summer at the fifth annual Texas Summer Music Conference. The event, which takes place July 6-8 at the Westin Hotel in Dallas, will feature informational panels hosted by entertainment industry executives as well as exhibits, performances and a fashion show… Read more »

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A&R Reps Make Moves at A&R Power Summit in NYC

Independent artists, producers, songwriters and managers from all over the world attended the Fourth Annual Urban Threshold A&R Power Summit on Sunday, Apr. 15th at SOB’s in NYC. The brainchild of Jesse Atkinson, CEO of Urban Threshold Enterprises Inc., the A&R Power Summit Seminar Series has become one of the premier seminars for independent urban… Read more »

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Virginia Rappers Talk Virginia Tech Tragedy

On Apr. 16, Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia became the location for what has become the deadliest shooting spree in U.S. History. Cho Seung-Hui , a 23-year-old English major armed with a 9-millimeter handgun and 22-caliber handgun, shot two students at West Ambler Johnston Hall, a dormitory on Virginia Tech’s Campus. A little over two… Read more »

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Sources: Death Of Stretch Walker No Accident, Drug Hit

(AllHipHop News) Prosecutors recently named Ronald “Tinard” Washington as one of two gunmen who burst into Jam Master Jay’s Hollis, Queens studio and served as a lookout while another gunman shot and killed the DJ. As part of the investigation, prosecutors claim Washington was one of three men involved in a fatal car crash involving Live Squad member and rapper… Read more »

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