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Jacob The Jeweler Sues Rapper Scarface Over Jewels

Jacob "The Jeweler" Arabo filed a lawsuit against Scarface last week, claiming the pioneering Houston-based rapper owes over $37,000 for jewelry purchased in 2002. The famed jeweler to the stars claims that he repeatedly asked Scarface, born Bradley Jordan, to pay for the undisclosed items without success, so he filed the lawsuit in an attempt… Read more »

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Jay-Z, Russell Simmons Team To Combat Anti-Semitism

Jay-Z and Russell Simmons have teamed up to produce a public service announcement aimed at combating anti-semitism. In addition to running his non-profit organization The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, Simmons serves as chairman of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding. The foundation’s mission is to foster and develop positive relationships with other ethnic groups. The Foundation… Read more »

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TASF Events Celebrate Release of New Tupac Album

A week-long celebration to mark the release of Tupac Shakur’s newest posthumous release Pac’s Life kicked off today (Nov. 11) at the Vaknin Gallery in Atlanta. The event, titled All Eyez on Me: Hip-Hop’s Legendary Performers and Photographers, photographers, was the first in a series of occasions organized by the Tupac Amaru Shakur Foundation (TASF)…. Read more »

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Gerald Levert Dies Of Heart Attack

R&B singer Gerald Levert died today (Nov. 10), after suffering a fatal heart attack. Levert, also known as “G-Bear” to his fans, is featured on Styles P upcoming album Time Is Money . He was 40-years-old. The R&B singer was working on a reality show that featured him losing weight along with 12 of his… Read more »

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Ludacris Tapped As Ambassador For YouthAids, Embarks On Speaking Tour

Rapper Ludacris will embark on a four-date speaking engagement that starts in Los Angeles and ends in Washington DC on World Aids Day, as part of YouthAIDS "Kick Me!" Campaign.Ludacris, who serves as an ambassador for YouthAIDS, will speak to students at UCLA, Northwestern University, NYU and George Washington University about the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which… Read more »

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Schoolly D., Cartoon Network Sued Over ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ Theme

Pioneering rapper Schoolly D and The Cartoon Network are being accused of copyright violations over the theme song to Cartoon Network’s hitseries Aqua Teen Hunger Force.In a lawsuit filed Nov. 7 with U.S. District Court in Eastern Pennsylvania, Terrence Yerves claimed that he co-authored the untitled song with Schoolly D in 1999, while recording at… Read more »

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Pitbull’s El Mariel Debuts Atop Indie Album Chart

Miami rapper Pitbull’s new album El Mariel debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Independent Album chart, moving almost 50,000 copies the first week in stores.The release, which features appearances from Wyclef Jean, Lil Jon, Fat Joe, Pharrell Williams, Rick Ross, Trick Daddy and DJ Khaled, also debuted at No. 17 on Billboard’s Top 200… Read more »

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Will.I.Am Talks Michael Jackson Collaboration

The reigning Kings of Pop and Hip-Pop have joined forces. Michael Jackson and will.I.Am teamed up in Ireland recently in an apparent effort to resuscitate Jackson’s musical career.A longtime Jackson fan, will.I.am said he was shocked when he received a call from Jackson."I was like ‘No, stop playing around,’" Will.I.am told Access Hollywood. "I didn’t… Read more »

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