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Juelz Santana Lands High Profile Nike Cameo, Confirms Lil Wayne Collab & New Album

Rapper Juelz Santana was recently tapped to be featured in Nike’s new marketing campaign, "The Second Coming: Our Game, Our Time,” which features NBA basketball stars LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Steve Nash, Amare Stoudemire, Rasheed Wallace, Jermaine O’Neal, Tony Parker, Paul Pierce, Shawn Marion and Chris Paul.The new :60 second montage was produced by Nike,… Read more »

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Former Def Jam Exec Hosts Fatherhood Conference

Bill Stephney, a former president of Def Jam Records and member of Public Enemy’s Bomb Squad, will play host to a day-long conference on Fatherhood to be held at The Apollo Theatre in Harlem on February 3. Stephney, who now heads up Joseph Media, said that he has seen the need to cultivate fatherhood through… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Little Brother, Teachers Embrace Hip-Hop, Ikea, Dogg Pound

Producer 9th Wonder has departed from North Carolina Hip-Hop group Little Brother. According to published reports, the split between the producer and the remaining group was amicable. The split was due to a nonexistent relationship with Atlantic Records’ A&R and creative differences within the group. Remaining group members Pooh and Phonte are working on their… Read more »

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Timbaland Prepares New Album ‘Shock Value’

After churning out hit for the likes of pop stars Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado, super-producer Timbaland is preparing his second solo album, titled Shock Value. The first single from the album, “Give It to Me," features Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado, two artists that Timbaland has had worldwide chart success with as a producer…. Read more »

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Music Exec Bryan Leach Lands On Crain’s ’40 Under 40′, Building Rap Label

Music executive Bryan Leach has officially become a person to watch in the music business, with his inclusion on Crain’s New York Business‘ annual 40 Under 40 list.Leach started his career in 1995 as a director of artist development for independent label TVT Records. He transitioned into the label’s artist and repertoire (A&R) department and… Read more »

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HSAN Announces 2007 “Get Your Money Right” Tour

Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Summit Action Network has announced the 2007 "Get Your Money Right" tour, which will stop in various cities across the country promoting financial literacy.The "Get Your Money Right" tour kicks off on Mar. 3 at The Granville Sawyer Auditorium at Texas Southern University in Houston, TX and will feature a variety of… Read more »

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Jay-Z Helping Coca-Cola Relaunch Cherry Coke Line

Jay-Z’s push into the world of advertising and marketing continues, as the mogul’s Rocawear company will help soft drink giant Coca-Cola relaunch its Cherry Coke line of soda. According to industry trade publication Brand Week, Jay-Z will help design the can and the television commercials, in addition to appearing at the relaunch of the Cherry… Read more »

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