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Core DJ’s Announce 6th DJ Retreat

The Core DJ’s announced today (Feb. 13) that their 6th DJ Retreat will take place Mar. 15-18 in Miami, FL.The retreat, which takes place twice a year, provides complimentary advance registration to over 300 of the countries most influential DJ’s, who seek to network, attend various listening sessions, meet & greets, label showcases and discover… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Paul Wall, Tupac, Fabolous, Busta Rhymes

Houston, TX rapper Paul Wall will tour the Persian Gulf region on a United Service Organization (USO) tour performing for United States armed service members. Paul Wall will be joined by rapper/comedian Jamie Kennedy and Stu Stone, comedian Bill Dawes, DJ Joey Nicks and breakdancer Casper. Paul Wall, who releases his sophomore album Get Money… Read more »

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DJ Premier, Alchemist, Swizz Beatz & More Give Tips To Upcoming Producers In Arizona

G-Unit’s Sha Money XL presented the first annual One Stop Shop Producers Conference, which took place in Phoenix AZ, Feb 10-11.Producers from the United States, England, Germany and even Africa attended the two-day event, which featured a number of panels, workshops and beat battles.Seasoned veterans like DJ Premier, Hi-Tek, Alchemist, Havok, Fredwreck, No ID, and… Read more »

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Talib Kweli Releases New Video ‘More or Less’

Talib Kweli has released his latest music video for “More or Less,” featuring longtime colleague, producer Hi-Tek. The second single off his upcoming album Ear Drum, “More or Less” was produced and funded entirely by Kweli’s Blacksmith Records label. The video utilized green screen technology, which helped incorporate Kweli’s creative side, he said. “Of course,… Read more »

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Bow Wow Launches New Label, Crew

Rapper/actor Bow Wow is exploring his entrepreneurial side by launching a new record label. Bow Wow, who hit the music industry at the tender age of five, hopes to recreate the magic that propelled him to superstar status with his first artist, 13-year-old Young Jinsu. “I’m passing the Lil Bow Wow torch to Jinsu,” Bow… Read more »

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Kenneth ‘Supreme’ McGriff Spared Death Penalty

Queens, NY drug lord Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff was spared the death penalty yesterday for orchestrating the murder of two rivals in 2001. Jurors in a federal court in Brooklyn deliberated for two and a half hours but were split on sentencing McGriff to death. McGriff, who remained stone faced when sentenced, will be sent to… Read more »

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Biz Markie Stars in New Scion Documentary

Legendary rapper Biz Markie will offer fans a glimpse into his past with a new Scion documentary, titled Stomping Grounds. The 22-minute film follows the rhymesayer as he journeys to his old neighborhood in Long Island and revisits places that shaped his musical destiny such as barber shops, food joints, nightclubs, sneaker shops, arcades and… Read more »

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North Carolina Central University Launches Hip-Hop Initiative

North Carolina Central University (NCCU) launched a new Hip-Hop initiative today (Feb. 9), which aims to provide opportunities to at risk males and prepare students academically as they transition into their professional careers. The new program has four components: a class called “Hip-Hop in Context” taught by 9th Wonder and Christopher “Play” Martin, a lecture… Read more »

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Voletta Wallace Launches Notorious B.I.G. Clothing Line

Voletta Wallace, mother of Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace, is expanding the slain rapper’s Brooklyn Mint clothing line with the launch of Notorious B.I.G., a full collection of mens, young mens and boys apparel. The launch of the line commemorates the 10-year anniversary of B.I.G.’s death and according to Ms. Wallace, the clothing is inspired by… Read more »

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Jadakiss Indicted on Drug and Gun Charges

A little more than four months after being arrested with three other men, D-Block member Jadakiss was indicted Thursday (Feb. 8) on gun and drug charges. The Associated Press reports the rapper (born Jason Phillips) pleaded not guilty to charges of possessing a loaded handgun and marijuana in a Westchester County courtroom. He was arrested Oct. 7… Read more »

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Yung Joc Tapped For New Rockport Ad Campaign

Block Entertainment rapper Yung Joc has been tapped to star in a new national ad campaign promoting Rockport’s Established 1971 collection. Launching in the Spring of 2007 in select magazines, the print ads also features R&B singer Lyfe Jennings, actor Wood Harris and MTV television personality, Coltrane Curtis. “I’m pleased to be in a position… Read more »

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