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Russell Simmons Lands In South Africa, Issues Statement

Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons landed in South Africa today (Nov. 27) on a fact-finding mission to learn how the diamond industry can positively affect the lives of black Africans living amongst high poverty, HIV and lack of quality education.Simmons will visit Botswana and South Africa during the fact-finding mission to learn more about the diamond… Read more »

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Sony Urban To Be Dismantled

According to reports, SonyBMG is planning to dismantle it’s Sony Urban Music division, with layoffs at the label coming just before the holiday season. Layoffs at the label are scheduled to start some time this week. According to the New York Post some of Sony Urban’s 70 employees will be reassigned to other labels within… Read more »

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Sophomore Albums From The Game, Akon Take #1, #2 Spots

Compton, California rapper The Game has proven his selling power despite label turmoil and the loss of production from Dr. Dre, as his sophomore album Doctor’s Advocate moved almost 360,000 copies the first week in stores. The Game, born Jayceon Taylor, suffered numerous setbacks while recording the album, which is expected to top the Billboard… Read more »

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Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige Victorious at AMAs

Hip-Hop quartet Black Eyed Peas and singer Mary J. Blige were among the victors Tuesday (Nov. 21) at this year’s American Music Awards (AMAs). The Peas, who made an appearance via satellite from Costa Rica, picked up three awards, including favorite R&B/Hip-Hop group, Soul/R&B group and Rap/Hip-Hop album for Monkey Business. In addition to performing,… Read more »

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New Era Hat Company Unveils J. Dilla Hats

A new line of New Era Fitted hats honoring the memory of Hip-Hop fixture Jay Dee (aka J. Dilla) will debut on Okayplayer.com. The web site will exclusively unveil and sell the fitted head pieces beginning at 12:00 pm ET Friday (Nov. 24). The revered producer, a founding member of the rap group Slum Village,… Read more »

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Lil Scrappy Launches ‘G’s Up TV’

Reprise Records launched G’s Up TV today (Nov. 21), a new online show starring Atlanta-based rapper Lil Scrappy.The documentary-style Internet television show features Lil Scrappy recounting his life and how he broke into the music industry. The rapper will also appear in a variety of humorous skits, which include a cognac tasting contest with Lil… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Trina, Sqad Up, Mims, King Magazine

Trina has launched the Diamond Doll Foundation, a new nonprofit, dedicated toward the upliftment of young women in communities across the country. To celebrate the new organization’s founding, Trina will host the 1st Annual Diamond Doll Celebrity Birthday weekend in Miami. On December 2, Trina will play host to women of various backgrounds from South… Read more »

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