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Pras Stars In New Movies, Planning New Solo Album

Fugee’s group member Pras Michel has inked a deal with Artists International Management and will release and executive produce a number of upcoming projects, including a new album. Pras, who is known for his role as one-third of the best-selling Hip-Hop group the Fugee’s, has molded himself into a triple threat focusing on music, acting,… Read more »

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Reps For Kanye Deny Reports Of Transatlantic Meal

A Cardiff, Wales based restaurant that is preparing an expensive meal for rapper Kanye West and then flying it to New York may be steamed, as representatives for the rapper have revealed there was never any plans for West to dine on fine cuisine. Reps for West dismissed reports that a music promotion company paid… Read more »

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New Book ‘Check The Technique’ Reveals Never Before Told Hip-Hop Stories

Hip-Hop journalist Brian Coleman is set to release his second book, Check The Technique: Liner Notes For Hip-Hop Junkies, this summer under Random House/Villard Publishing.Check The Technique is the follow-up to Coleman’s first book, the widely acclaimed “Rakim Told Me: Hip-Hop Wax Facts, Straight From the Original Artists.”Written for Hip-Hop artists, industry professionals and fans… Read more »

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Eminem Signs Exclusive Agreement With Universal Music Publishing

As fans await a new musical offering from Eminem, the Grammy-winning rapper is celebrating his latest business endeavor with Universal Music Publishing Group (UMPG)The company, part of the Universal Music Group, announce today that it has signed Eminem to an exclusive worldwide administration agreement.The deal includes songs from the rapper’s greatest hits collection, Curtain Call,… Read more »

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Diddy Gets Sued Over Alleged Oscar Fight

Sean "Diddy" Combs is being sued by a man who claims the Bad Boy CEO "unlawfully attacked, assaulted and battered" him during a post-Oscar party last week in Hollywood, CA. In a lawsuit filed Mar. 2 in Los Angeles and obtained by tmz.com, Gerald Rechnitzer, 27, claims he was at Teddy’s nightclub at the Roosevelt… Read more »

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Kanye West Heads To Kuala Lumpur, Eats Like A King

Rap superstar Kanye West will head to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for a performance at Stadium Negara, on Apr. 8. West, 29, is expected to perform material from his platinum selling albums The College Dropout and Late Registration, as well as selections from his upcoming album, Graduation. The rapper will be accompanied by a female string… Read more »

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LL Cool J In Negotiations To Endorse Chapstick

Rap superstar LL Cool J is in negotiations to represent popular lip balm brand, Chapstick.The negotiations are part of a brand extension strategy for artists LL Cool J and 50 Cent, which is being launched by Violator Artist Management.According to industry trade magazine Brand Week, both LL Cool J and 50 Cent are seeking to… Read more »

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Tyrese Launches ‘The Alter Ego Tour’

Rapper/actor/singer Tyrese Gibson will launch "The Alter Ego Tour" tonight (Mar. 3) at BB Kings in New York City. The tour, which is presented by VH1 Soul, will feature Tyrese showcasing songs from his latest album, Alter Ego. The double album features Tyrese singing on one CD and rapping as "Black Ty" on the other…. Read more »

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Kelis Arrested In South Beach

Singer/Songwriter Kelis Rogers-Jones was placed under arrest Thursday night (Mar. 1) in South Beach, Miami for disorderly contact and resisting arrest. The 27 year-old Harlem native was seen yelling profanities and attempting to charge at local police, who were taking part in an investigation and prostitution sting. After several warnings from police, Kelis was eventually… Read more »

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