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Opening Arguments, Testimony Kick Off Source Sexual Harassment Trial

Sexual harassment versus meeting professional expectations–those were the points raised during opening arguments in the sexual harassment trial against The Source Magazine yesterday (Oct. 11). Lawyers for former Source editor Kim Osorio alleged that their client was forced out of her position amid verbal abuse and threats of physical violence, the New York Post reports…. Read more »

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Yung Joc Preparing ‘The Jocumentary’

Block Entertainment/Bad Boy lyricist Yung Joc has teamed with the Raw Report to give viewers an inside look at his life in the new DVD, The Jocumentary, scheduled to arrive in stores on Nov. 14.Produced by the Raw Report, the new documentary follows an uncensored Joc in his travels and contains interviews and exclusive behind-the-scenes… Read more »

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Jay-Z Responds To China’s Performance Ban

Rapper Jay-Z has responded to the recent announcement that the Chinese government would not allow him to perform a date in Shanghai. According to local promoter Sun Yun, China’s Ministry of Culture denied Jay-Z’s performance because of the "vulgar language" in some of his lyrics. Jay-Z was confident he would soon land on China’s mainland… Read more »

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Ice-T Bares All With New CD ‘Gangsta Rap’

Rapper-turned-actor Ice-T will return to his Hip-Hop roots with his ninth studio album Gangsta Rap, which arrives in stores on Halloween (Oct. 31) via the Los Angeles-based Melee Recordings.The new disc will be Ice-T’s first album since 1999’s The Seventh Deadly Sin and contains 17 tracks that were mostly recorded in New York.Known for trailblazing… Read more »

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Drag-On Launches Hood Environment Record Label

Ex-Ruff Ryders affiliate Drag-On is creating a new buzz with the establishment of his own record label, Hood Environment. The rapper, who has sold more than a million albums over his 10-year career, will release his first album since 2003 under the new label."HE is Hood Environment and the reason I named my label that… Read more »

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Chinese Government Denies Performance By Rapper Jay-Z

A proposed concert in Shanghai by rapper Jay-Z has been denied by the Chinese government. by the country’s Ministry of Culture.The rapper was supposed to make his debut in China at Hongkou Football Stadium on Oct. 23, but the country’s Ministry of Culture denied local promotional company KS Productions the needed permits.Government officials banned Jay-Z’s… Read more »

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Tyrese, Queen Latifah Nominated for Black Movie Awards

Queen Latifah and Tyrese Gibson are among the artists nominated for Film Life’s 2006 Black Movie Awards–A Celebration of Black Cinema: Past, Present and Future.Hosted by Tyler Perry, the show will honor creative achievements by African Americans in feature-length motion pictures, both in front of and behind the camera, as well as recognize outstanding films… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Gangstarr, Lil’ Kim, Fat Joe, Baby Bash

Virgin/EMI is preparing to release a greatest hits collection from Gangstarr titled Mass Appeal: The Best Of Gang Starr. The CD features 21 of Gangstarr’s greatest hits, spanning their 20-year-career. Included on the CD are two bonus tracks. "Tha Squeeze" is from the Training Day soundtrack, while "Natural" was taken from the Spin This soundtrack…. Read more »

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