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Urb Magazine Celebrates 10 Years

URB Magazine, America’s leading voice of independent hip-hop, electronic dance music and DJ culture, will celebrate it’s 10-year anniversary with it’s upcoming January/February 2001 issue (Issue #81, on stands January 2, 2001). To commemorate the occasion URB is planning a three-cover issue, each featuring an artist that has represented the different musical tastes that have… Read more »

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Kid Rock’s Sidekick Joe C. Dies

Joe C., born Joe Calleja, passed away Thursday (November 26th, 2000). His death was the result of an intestinal disorder that had affected the 26 year for most of his life. Calleja, who stood about 3 feet 9 inches, had to take almost 60 pills a day for his disorder. He joined Kid Rock’s Twisted… Read more »

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LL Cool J’s Cousin Busted

According to NY Newsday, LL’s cousin, Cynthia Cooper was charged with stealing checks sent to LL Cool J and his Camp Cool J fund. Yesterday, she was arraigned on charges that she stole more than $150,000 from the rapper and his camp sponsorship program. She pleaded not guilty to grand larceny, scheming to defraud, falsifying… Read more »

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LL Finishs Up The G.O.A.T

LL Cool J is putting the finishing touches on his latest release, The G.O.A.T (The Greatest Of All Time). He is also working hard, filming two movies this summer. He will co-star opposite of Whoopie Goldberg in Kingdom Come, which will be a comedy. He will then work on Roller Ball, which is a remake… Read more »

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Mase Preaching In D.C.

Former Bad Boy recording artist Mase, will be preaching tomorrow (Friday December 1st, 2000) in Washington D. C. S.A.N.E Ministries, which stands for "Saving A Nation Endangered" will present the rapper turnerd preacher delivering his message of "How God Brought Transformation To This Man..". The event starts at 7PM at Shiloh Baptist Church 1500 Washington… Read more »

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Master P Sued

Master P is being sued by a bank in Louisiana, claiming he owes $739,000 on a line of credit he secured last year. The lawsuit which was filed a couple of weeks ago, claims that P has fallen behind repaying a promissory note made in May of 1999. P owns a variety of businesses, including… Read more »

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DMX’s Manager Shot In Yonkers

DMX’s Manager, Ray Copeland, was shot in the arm Tuesday night after departing a studio in Yonkers, NY. After being treated in a local hospital, Copeland was released. While an official statement has yet to be released by DMX, anonymous sources have speculated that the shooting may be a retaliation against DMX from Ruff Ryders,… Read more »

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It’s A Girl For The Smiths

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith had a 6 pound 10 ounce baby girl on Halloween. The new addition to the family is named Willow Camille Reign Smith, and is the couple’s second child. Will Smith’s latest movie is The Legend Of Bagger Vance, while Mrs. Smith can be seen in the new Spike Lee Joint,… Read more »

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Eve Invades Footaction

Footaction USA has teamed up with Eve, Ruff Ryders’ award-winning rap artist, for the grand opening of the new Footaction store in Elizabeth, N.J. on November 11. Eve will sign autographs during her appearance and will give away 500 CD samplers featuring songs from her upcoming release “Scorpion.” During the grand-opening event, customers can sign… Read more »

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You Can’t Beat Em? Buy Em!

BMG is looking to consolidate and own music distribution on the internet. After snatching up CDnow and acquiring a stake in Napster, BMG is now looking to purchase Emusic.com and Liquid Audio. The chairman of the Ecommerce group, Andreas Schmidt, is holding preliminary talks with both groups, and is looking to form an alliance with… Read more »

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Tupac Domain Name Dispute Settled

The WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) handed down a ruling regarding the dispute filed by the Tupac Shakur Estate over the domains Tupac.com and Tupac.net . Judge Richard D. Faulkner of Texas, ordered the domain names stay with the current owner, R.J. Barranco. The two month dispute began when Tupac’s estate sent a cease and… Read more »

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Sticky Fingaz Making Moves

Sticky Fingaz is getting ready to release his solo album, Black Trash: The Autobiography Of Kirk Jones. The debut from ex Onyx member will feature fellow Universal label mates Canibus and Eminem, as well as Raekwon and Rah Digga. Sticky, who recentley proclaimed "I’m the hottest thing Universal Got This Year" has been busy staying… Read more »

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Loud To Release Big Pun Tribute

Big Punisher died suddenly of natural causes resulting from a heart attack and respiratory failure. Though the hip-hop community lost one of it’s most promising voices, the impact of Big Pun’s legacy continues on his upcoming tribute, Endangered Species, which is to be released February 6, 2001. Loud Records readies itself to release the posthumous… Read more »

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DJ Screw Dies Of Heart Attack

DJ Screw, born Robert Davis Jr. has died of a heart attack Wednesday, November 15th. Screw, who was recently honored by fellow mix DJ Funkmaster Flex, was one of the biggest DJ’s from Texas. In addition to being a DJ, he owned two record stores, appeared in a number of straight to video movies, wrote… Read more »

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