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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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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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