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Sophomore Albums From The Game, Akon Take #1, #2 Spots

Compton, California rapper The Game has proven his selling power despite label turmoil and the loss of production from Dr. Dre, as his sophomore album Doctor’s Advocate moved almost 360,000 copies the first week in stores. The Game, born Jayceon Taylor, suffered numerous setbacks while recording the album, which is expected to top the Billboard… Read more »

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Black Eyed Peas, Mary J. Blige Victorious at AMAs

Hip-Hop quartet Black Eyed Peas and singer Mary J. Blige were among the victors Tuesday (Nov. 21) at this year’s American Music Awards (AMAs). The Peas, who made an appearance via satellite from Costa Rica, picked up three awards, including favorite R&B/Hip-Hop group, Soul/R&B group and Rap/Hip-Hop album for Monkey Business. In addition to performing,… Read more »

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New Era Hat Company Unveils J. Dilla Hats

A new line of New Era Fitted hats honoring the memory of Hip-Hop fixture Jay Dee (aka J. Dilla) will debut on Okayplayer.com. The web site will exclusively unveil and sell the fitted head pieces beginning at 12:00 pm ET Friday (Nov. 24). The revered producer, a founding member of the rap group Slum Village,… Read more »

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Lil Scrappy Launches ‘G’s Up TV’

Reprise Records launched G’s Up TV today (Nov. 21), a new online show starring Atlanta-based rapper Lil Scrappy.The documentary-style Internet television show features Lil Scrappy recounting his life and how he broke into the music industry. The rapper will also appear in a variety of humorous skits, which include a cognac tasting contest with Lil… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Trina, Sqad Up, Mims, King Magazine

Trina has launched the Diamond Doll Foundation, a new nonprofit, dedicated toward the upliftment of young women in communities across the country. To celebrate the new organization’s founding, Trina will host the 1st Annual Diamond Doll Celebrity Birthday weekend in Miami. On December 2, Trina will play host to women of various backgrounds from South… Read more »

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Jay-Z Album Leaks On MySpace, Universal Files Lawsuit Against News Corp.

Universal Music Group, the parent company of Island Def Jam, filed a lawsuit against MySpace.com’s corporate parent News Corp. on Friday (Nov. 17), claiming the popular Internet site is guilty of copyright infringement. UMG, the world’s largest label, filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court for California’s Central District, after Jay-Z’s highly anticipated come back… Read more »

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DJ Whoo Kid Drops 3rd Bay Area Mixtape

DJ Whoo Kid and Bay-area powerhouse DJ E-Rock have collaborated for the third installment of their 0Bay Bidness mixtape series. After the success of Bay Bidness 1 and Bay Bidness 2, the notorious deejays are releasing Bay Bidness 3, featuring E-40, Keak Da Sneak, Mistah F.A.B., The Federation, San Quinn, and new Bay-area stars J…. Read more »

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Jay-Z Hangar Tour Takes Off in Atlanta, Lands In Las Vegas

Jay-Z’s groundbreaking 24-hour "Hangar Tour," successfully launched Saturday morning (November 18) in Atlanta and wrapped early Sunday morning (Nov. 19) in Las Vegas. The rapper hit the road in support of his new album Kingdom Come, along with Memphis Bleek, DJ Green Lantern and MTV’s Sway. Jay-Z and his entourage visited Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington D.C.,… Read more »

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