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G-Unit Not Dropped From Interscope

Recent rumors have swirled that G-Unit Records might be dropped from the Interscope Records roster, but a representative from the label flatly denied that such gossip was true.While nothing is certain, the rumors appear to originate from a recent appearance by 50 Cent on Shade 45 with DJ Whoo Kid. In the interview, the pair… Read more »

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Snoop Dogg’s Arraignment Delayed Today

Calvin "Snoop Dogg" Broadus appeared in court today (Dec. 4) to answer charges of carrying a 20-inch collapsible baton in his luggage at John Wayne Airport in September. The rapper was flanked by security guards and his lawyer Donald Etra when he appeared in court for less than an hour. A judge postponed Snoop’s arraignment… Read more »

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Millions Tune Into BET’s ‘American Gangster’ Series

The successful programming year for BET continues as the network scored on of its best prime time performances of 2006, with the new documentary American Gangster. The inaugural episode, which profiled LA’s infamous Crips gang co-founder Stanley Tookie Williams, earned a 1.6 rating (1.3 million households and 1.6 million total viewers), according to Nielsen Media… Read more »

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Dan The Automator Headlines 2K Sports Hip-Hop Tour

2K Sports recently announced that Dan The Automator will headline the second leg of the 2nd Annual 2K Sports Bounce Tour. The 14-date West coast outing started last week and continues until mid-December. The 2nd Annual 2K Sports Bounce Tour features Chali 2na of Jurassic 5, Casual of Hieroglyphics, A.G. of D.I.T.C. and Gavin Hayes… Read more »

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Arizona Officer Requests Blacks To Rap To Avoid Ticket; Dept Apologizes

The Tempe, Arizona police department is conducting a full-scale investigation of two Tempe police officers, after city officials pulled a local show off the air following a recent segment which showed an officer telling two African-American men they could avoid getting a ticket for littering if they rapped. According to The Arizona Republic, the investigation,… Read more »

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Atlanta Rap Scene Shaken Up As Ying Yang Twins, Producer Mr. Collipark Part Ways

A major change in the landscape of Southern Hip-Hop has taken place, as Atlanta rap giants Michael "Mr. Collipark" Crooms and Ying Yang Twins have parted ways and will no longer work together. The announcement comes days after the release of the Twins’ new album Chemically Imbalanced, which hit stores November 28.Chemically Imbalanced will be… Read more »

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Jeezy Not Mad At Jay-Z’s Return

Many Def Jam artists, from LL Cool Jay to Nore have expressed discontent with the re-rise of Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter, who recently released his comeback CD Kingdom Come.Young Jeezy isn’t among those nay-sayers."Everybody got their lane. This industry is a highway and everybody got their lane and me and Jay ain’t in the same lane,"… Read more »

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Three Six Mafia Settle Pittsburgh Lawsuit

Memphis, Tenn. rap collective Three 6 Mafia recently settled a lawsuit filed by a man who claimed to have been severely beaten while attending a 2003 concert featuring the group. Although details of the financial settlement were not disclosed, the Associated Press reports Ramone Williams received the settlement last month. The payment concludes months of… Read more »

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