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Jim Jones Records Anti-Drug Song For Lockdown USA

Rapper Jim Jones has contributed a song to the upcoming documentary titled Lockdown USA, which examines a coalition of activists working to change the Rockefeller Drug Laws. Lockdown USA features those incarcerated under the Rockefeller Drug Laws, community members, mothers and various leaders from the Hip-Hop community. The screening takes place tomorrow (Apr. 18) in… Read more »

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Philadelphia Police Union Seeks Dismissal Of Firefighter Because Of Anti-Police Lyrics

Philadelphia police union officials are outraged at what they’ve interpreted as anti-police lyrics from city fire fighter and rapper Rodney Jean-Jacques. Jean-Jacques, who goes by the stage name of Cal Akbar, rapped about turning “pigs into bacon bits” on an untitled song that was released to the Internet last week. Akbar, who is a member… Read more »

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Queen Latifah Speaks at Simmons School of Management Leadership Conference

Rapper/actress Queen Latifah will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Simmons School of Management leadership conference. The 28th annual event, which takes place May 5 at the Seaport World Trade Center in Boston, MA, will include skill-building workshops and educational sessions.In addition to the keynote addresses from Latifah, CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour,… Read more »

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Police Close To Charging Suspect In JMJ, Stretch Murders, Feds Continue Investigation Into Hip-Hop

(AllHipHop News) An unnamed female witness claims that Ronald Tinard Washington allegedly confessed to his role in the 1995 shooting of Tupac Shakur’s associate Randy “Stretch” Walker and the 2002 shooting of Jam Master Jay at his Hollis, Queens studio.According to the Boston Herald, Washington revealed the information during his armed robbery trial for unrelated crimes. The… Read more »

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HSAN Chairman Russell Simmons Calls For Closed Door Meeting To Discuss The Status Of Hip-Hop

Russell Simmons will be holding a ‘closed door’ meeting with artists and executives from the Hip-Hop/urban community for a discussion on the future of Hip-Hop and how the genre can be moved forward in a positive direction.Sources told AllHipHop.com that the invitation only meeting takes place on Wednesday (Apr.18) at Lyor Cohen’s Manhattan residence.The meeting… Read more »

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Lloyd Creates New Production Company

Lloyd Polite, the young singer known to most as Young Lloyd, has announced that he is moving beyond just singing by creating his own production company entitled Young Goldie Productions. Lloyd was first presented with the opportunity to create his company when he signed to Sho Nuff Records in 2006 and has started Young Goldie… Read more »

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