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Jay-Z Stars In Bud Light Superbowl Commercial

While former rapper Kevin Federline may miss the chance to appear in a Superbowl XLI commercial this year due to the controversial content of his advertisement, fans of rap can take solace in seeing superstar Jay-Z instead.Over 90 million viewers will see Jay-Z square off with former Miami Dolphins coach Don Shula in a new… Read more »

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Snoop Dogg Pleads Not Guilty To Weapons Charge

Rap star Snoop Dogg pleaded not guilty to various weapons charges in a Santa Ana, CA court through his attorney yesterday (Jan. 24). Snoop Dogg was arrested on suspicion of weapons charges in Sept. 2006, when security guards found a collapsible, 53 inch baton in one of Snoop Dogg’s carry on bags as the rapper… Read more »

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Wu-Tang Clan Reunites, Preparing ‘8 Diagrams’

Wu-Tang Clan’s reunion with Loud Records founder Steve Rifkind is official, as the group has announced a new album titled 8 Diagrams, which will hit stores this summer on Rifkind’s SRC label, through Universal Records. 8 Diagrams, which is named after a Kung-Fu epic, is the the first new album from Wu-Tang Clan in six… Read more »

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Rev. Run’s Wife Justine Simmons Releases Inspirational Book, Talks Loss Of Newborn Girl

Justine Simmons, wife of Hip-Hop pioneer Reverend Run, recently released God, Can You Hear Me?, a keepsake book inspired by her experiences raising their children. Simmons, who is co-star of MTV’s hit reality series Run’s House, wrote the 32-page book for children ages 5-10. She offers questions and answers that encourage children to establish their… Read more »

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Rawkus, Naledge Team With Voxonic To Translate Single

As technology continues to play an increasing role in the way that music is delivered to consumers, technology Voxonic Inc. and Rawkus Records have announced that they will release a single from rap artist, Naledge, using software which transforms voices into foreign languages. The single will be selected from Naledge’s forthcoming album Naledge is Power… Read more »

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‘Gayngsta’ Rapper Deadlee Headlines Homo Hip-Hop Tour, Disses Eminem, DMX, 50 Cent

Popular Los Angeles based gay rapper Deadlee has announced that he will headline what is being billed as the first ever organized regional tour of gay, lesbian and bisexual rap & Hip-Hop artists.Billed as the Homorevolution Tour 2007, the ten-city trek will feature a variety of popular gay and lesbian MC’s, including Johnny Dangerous, Delacruz,… Read more »

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Florida Promoters Sue Lil’ Wayne Over Missed Concert

Rapper Lil’ Wayne has been hit with a lawsuit by a Tampa Bay based promotions company, claiming the rapper missed a concert date and has refused to reschedule the performance. The Associated Press reports that the lawsuit was filed Friday (Jan. 19) in Miami-Dade County Circuit Court. According to the lawsuit, Lil’ Wayne, 24, signed… Read more »

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Will Smith In Negotiations To Play Philly Chess Player, Teacher

After a highly-acclaimed performance as Chris Gardner in The Pursuit of Happyness, Will Smith may play another real-life hero, Salome Thomas-El, in an upcoming Disney film.Smith is in negotiations to play Salome Thomas-El, a well known middle school principal and school board member in Philadelphia. Thomas-El chronicled his life in an autobiography called I Choose… Read more »

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Common To Launch Soji Hat Line In New York

Chicago rapper Common will officially launch his new Soji line of hats on Wednesday (Jan. 23) in New York. Common, along with invited guests Jamie Foxx, Alicia Keys, Jeremy Piven and others, will preview the high-end hats, which will be sold exclusively at La Coppola Storta stores, a trendy retailer with locations in Palermo, Roma,… Read more »

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The Game Cancels Shows In Canada, Africa

Superstar rapper The Game has canceled a series of concert dates in Luanda, Africa, according to local promoters. The rapper was scheduled to land in the country today (Jan. 22) to perform at the Atlantico Cinema on Saturday (Jan. 27) and Sunday (Jan. 28), but the concerts have been postponed.According to promoters with the Angola… Read more »

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