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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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Diddy Invades Miami for Superbowl Weekend

Superbowl fans will have more to look forward besides the big clash between the Chicago Bears and the Indianapolis Colts.Sean "Diddy" Combs will be on hand during the weekend of the game for two star-studded affairs in Miami. The mogul will kick off the festivities Feb. 2 with his second annual "Twelve Hours of Diddy… Read more »

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Young Buck Arrested In Nashville

G-Unit rapper Young Buck was arrested yesterday for failing to appear in court on a previous violation. The Associated Press reports that Young Buck, born David Darnell Brown, was stopped when police witnessed his black Cadillac Escalade weaving in and out of traffic near downtown Nashville. Police said that Brown was cited last July for… Read more »

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Rappin’ Brands, Sizzurp Acquired By Spirits Company

Straight Up Brands has announced that is has acquired Rappin Brands LLC, a company established in 2003 that has agreements with various Hip-Hop artists to market personalized lines of alcoholic beverages.Rappin Brands experienced a banner year in 2006, earning over $1 million in sales with limited marketing, due mostly in part to Cam’ron and Jim… Read more »

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Mystikal Still Incarcerated, Reps Clarify ‘Released’ Status

While the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed that New Orleans rapper Mystikal was “released”vlast week, fans of the rapper may be disappointed. Sources close to Mystikal told AllHipHop.com that his “released” status is correct, but that it is related to a federal misdemeanor tax conviction last year. A representative with Jive Records confirmed that Mystikal,… Read more »

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EMI Merges Capitol, Virgin Record Labels

EMI Group announced today (Jan. 25) that the company is merging its Capitol and Virgin music labels to form The Capitol Music Group, a new pop, rock and urban label that will comprise the Capitol and Virgin Records imprint. The new label group will also house the Capitol Nashville imprint, Caroline Distribution, EMI Christian Music… Read more »

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