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Kanye West, Steve Stoute, Sylvia Rhone Among HSAN Action Awards Recipients

Producer/rapper Kanye West will be recognized for his charitable contributions at this year’s Action Awards, an exclusive fundraiser/dinner that supports the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network’s work in utilizing the power of Hip-Hop for social change. Other award recipients include Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Debra Lee and BET Networks, Steve Stoute, HSAN co-chairmen Russell Simmons and Dr…. Read more »

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St. Lunatic Rapper Ali Tasered By Police Officer

St. Lunatic member Ali was arrested over the weekend for minor traffic violations and during the arrest, the rapper claims police brutalized him by stunning him almost 50 times with a 50,000 volt taser gun. Ali, born Ali Jones, was pulled over Saturday (Oct. 14) afternoon in Hazelwood, Missouri, for driving his Chevy Corvette with… Read more »

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Young Dro Plots First Major Tour

Atlanta rapper Young Dro will soon be shoulder-leaning around the country, as he plots his first major tour in support of his Atlantic Records debut Best Thang Smokin’. The colorful rapper is set to hit the road this fall for a major U.S. tour with labelmate T.I. The arena trek will kick off Oct. 27… Read more »

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J. Prince Denies Michael ‘Harry-O’ Harris’ Claims Of Owning Interest In Rap-A-Lot

Rap-A-Lot CEO James "J. Prince" Prince has denied that the legendary Houston-based label is co-owned by convicted drug kingpin Michael "Harry-O" Harris.Prince did not attend a hearing in Los Angeles today (Oct. 12) relating to the matter but he and his attorney offered up a challenge to settle Harris and his attorney Steve Golderg’s claims… Read more »

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Lil’ Eazy E Inks Deal With Blackground, Plans To Rep Compton On New Album

Eric "Lil’ Eazy-E" Wright, son of the late Eazy-E, hopes to be the next rap delegate of Compton, Calif., and now he’s well on his way.The 22-year-old rapper recently inked a deal with Blackground/Universal and is currently preparing his debut album Prince of Compton, due early next year.Lil’ Eazy-E, who was 10-years-old when his father… Read more »

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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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