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Big Syke Lawsuit Against Fox, XXL Mag Dismissed

A lawsuit brought against Fox Television and XXL magazine by rapper Tyruss "Big Syke" Himes was dismissed by a Superior Court judge in Los Angeles on Thursday (Jan. 18). Big Syke filed the defamation lawsuit in July of 2006, claiming that Fox’s local television station KTTV wrongfully accused him being involved in the unsolved murder… Read more »

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Asian American Rapper Jin Takes Aim At Rosie O’Donnell

Asian American rapper Jin has released a diss record aimed at talk show host Rose O’Donnell, after O’Donnell host made what many felt were racist comments directed towards Asian Americans last month. During an episode of ABC’s The View, O’Donnell was describing how actor Danny DeVito’s drunken appearance on the show had garnered international headlines…. Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Ludacris, Mos Def, Kanye, Spoonie Gee

Ludacris, Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Justin Timberlake and Carrie Underwood have been added to the list of the 49th Annual Grammy Awards, organizers announced today (Jan. 18). Ludacris and company join previously announced performers that includes Gnarls Barkley, Beyonce, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Dixie Chicks and others. Presenters during the evening include… Read more »

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Snoop Launches Season 2 Of Hip-Hop Gaming League

Rapper Snoop Dogg and Global Gaming League (GGL) announced the official launch the Hip-Hop Gaming League’s second season today (Jan. 18). The online gaming tournament features 32 of the biggest names in Hip-Hop and professional sports competing for bragging rights and the chance to win the league’s championship title. Snoop Dogg, who is the commissioner… Read more »

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MC Serch Preps ‘Lost’ Album

Riding high off the buzz of VH1’s hit show ego trip’s (White) Rapper Show, MC Serch is planning to release a new LP titled M.any Y.oung L.ives A.go: The 1994 Sessions. The release is a “lost” album featuring songs that were recorded in 1994 for Def Jam, but were never released commercially. The vintage collection… Read more »

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Nate Dogg Claims Suge Knight Owes $10 Million In Back Royalties

Superstar R&B crooner Nathaniel "Nate Dogg" Hale is seeking a legal judgment preventing bankrupt Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight from discharging an alleged $10 million dollars in back royalties. In documents released by Court TV’s website TheSmokinggun.com, Nate Dogg, born Nathaniel Hale, claims that Knight was the owner and president of Death Row… Read more »

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DJ Drama, DJ Don Cannon Released From Jail

AllHipHop.com has confirmed that both DJ Drama and DJ Don Cannon have been released from the Fulton County Jail, where they were held overnight on Tuesday (January 16) on racketeering charges. The two DJ’s were freed on a $100,000 signature bond this afternoon (January 17). They are set for a second appearance at the Fulton… Read more »

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Ruthless Records Co-Founder Jerry Heller Launches Label With Producer Johnny J

Ruthless Records co-founder Jerry Heller is set to return to the music industry with the formation of his new record label, Streetlife/Klock Work Records.The former NWA manager signed an agreement Tuesday (Jan. 16) with veteran producer Johnny "J" and Pablito Vasquez, who will act as a liason between the label’s artistic and business endeavors, in… Read more »

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Jacob The Jeweler Calls On Hip-Hop Friends For Defense

Celebrity jeweler Jacob "The Jeweler" Arabov is lining up a star-studded list of defense witnesses who may testify during his upcoming trial for federal money laundering.Documents submitted to a judge in Detroit revealed that rappers like Jay-Z, Sean "Diddy" Combs and singer Mariah Carey are some of the witnesses Arabov will call to the stand… Read more »

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BREAKING NEWS: DJ Drama’s Aphilliates Music Group Raided, 50,000 CD’s Confiscated

The downtown Atlanta, GA offices of the Aphilliates Music Group were raided this afternoon (January 16), resulting in the arrests of 28-year-old Tyree "DJ Drama" Simmons and 27-year-old Donald Cannon, also known as DJ Don Cannon.The Fulton County Swat Team, with assistance from Clayton County Police, entered the label’s offices and studios at 147 Walker… Read more »

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