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N.O.R.E. Splits With Def Jam

Rapper N.O.R.E. has confirmed with AllHipHop.com that he has severed his ties with Def Jam and will no longer record for the label. The tumultuous relationship was marked by a studio album that was never released and in the past, N.O.R.E. voiced his displeasure about the lack of promotional support of his previous projects, including… Read more »

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Jermaine Dupri Appointed President of Island Records New Urban Music Division

Rapper/producer Jermaine Dupri has been appointed President of Island Records Urban Music, a new division of the Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJ). Dupri, who vacated his position as President of Urban Music at Virgin Records in Oct. 2006, will now oversee Island’s entire urban music operation. Additionally, he will produce artists on IDJ and the… Read more »

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Rappers, Athletes Raising Funds For MLK Memorial

As Black History Month kicks into full swing, the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Foundation has issued a nationwide challenge to raise funding for the memorial to $80 Million. With current fundraising donations totaling $77 million, the foundation is challenging corporations, foundations and individuals to raise an additional $3 million during the month of… Read more »

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Remy Ma Working On Reality Show, New Albums

Bronx bred rapper Remy Ma recently revealed that she will star in her own untitled reality show, which will hit screens before the end of 2007. Remy remained tightlipped about the untitled television show, which will hit the small screen before the end of 2007. “Right I’m just in the process of getting my build… Read more »

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Rick Rubin Offered Top Spot At Columbia

Super producer Rick Rubin, founder of Def Jam Records, has been offered a job as co-chairman of Columbia Records, according to an article published today (Feb. 5) in the New York Times. Rubin, 44, is acclaimed for his work with major artists such as LL Cool J, Run DMC, Beastie Boys and even Johnny Cash.His… Read more »

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Supreme’s Victims Mothers Oppose Death, Attorney Says Conviction An ‘Injustice’

Attorneys for Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff have asked the Department of Justice to reconsider punishing the convicted drug lord with the death penalty, after the mothers of his two victims said they would be adversely affected by a death verdict. McGriff’s attorney David Ruhnke sent the "urgent request for reconsideration" to Washington, D.C. on Feb. 1,… Read more »

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Kim Mathers Describes Split With Eminem

Kim Mathers, former wife of rap superstar Eminem appeared on ABC’s 20/20 during a special segment titled "Sweet Revenge" and spoke about her tumultuous relationship and two divorces from the rapper.The special, which aired Friday (Feb. 2), was the first time Kim spoke on record about her relationship with Eminem and their recent second divorce,… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Anthony Mundine, Bun B, Paul Wall, Lil Jon

WBA super middleweight contender Anthony Mundine has caused controversy in his native country of Australia, because of a new video that features the boxer criticizing the government and burning the country’s Union Jack flag, over the mistreatment of the Aboriginal people of the country. Mundine is featured in the video for his single "Platinum Ryder,"… Read more »

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