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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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Cypress Hill Hit With Lawsuit Over 2004 Show

Rap group Cypress Hill has been hit with a lawsuit from music promoters Wavecrest Media in Davidson County Court in Nashville, Tennessee. The lawsuit claims that the rappers refuse to return a $150,000 deposit, after a 2004 September 19 performance that was canceled because of Hurricane Ivan. The chart-topping West coast rap group was booked… Read more »

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Rapper Twisted Black Sentenced To Life In Prison

Fort Worth rapper Twisted Black was sentenced to life in prison, after being convicted of conspiracy to distribute crack cocaine. In July 2006, Twisted Black, born Tommy Burns, was arrested and charged by officers with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) in Midland, Texas, shortly after signing a deal with New York based independent record label… Read more »

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Wyclef Performing In Haiti For First Time In 8 Years, Teams With UN

Wyclef Jean has teamed with the United Nations’ World Food Programme agency to present a one-week festival in Haiti aimed at encouraging artistic and cultural development, to boost the economy of the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. Jean’s nonprofit organization Yéle Haiti will present The Yéle Fest, which will take place from November. 30… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Swishahouse, Snoop’s $2 Million Lawsuit, DJ Hapa, Sean Paul

Houston based rap label Swishahouse was honored Monday (Nov. 27) by the Texas Grammy Chapter in Austin, Texas. The event was hosted by renowned actor Billy Bob Thornton and Grammy Award winning singer Ray Benson. The label, founded by DJ Michael “5000” Watts and business partner G-Dash, was honored for its contributions to Texas music…. Read more »

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Snoop Dogg Arrested Outside NBC Studios

Snoop Dogg was arrested yesterday (Nov. 28) in Burbank, CA, as he was leaving NBC studios after a performance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.Snoop, 35, and two associates were pulling out of NBC studios around 6pm, when police stopped their vehicle, armed with a search warrant. All three men were arrested after police… Read more »

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Rev. Run’s Son JoJo Preps Hip-Hop Debut

Reverend Run’s son Joseph Simmons Jr., or JoJo, is attempting to make a mark on the Hip-Hop scene as one-third of his NYC-based rap group, Team Blackout. “I’m trying to bring Hip-Hop back,” JoJo told AllHipHop.com. “I feel like Hip-Hop is a bunch of just dance moves.” Currently in the studio, Simmons, 16, and his… Read more »

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