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Ludacris Tapped As Ambassador For YouthAids, Embarks On Speaking Tour

Rapper Ludacris will embark on a four-date speaking engagement that starts in Los Angeles and ends in Washington DC on World Aids Day, as part of YouthAIDS "Kick Me!" Campaign.Ludacris, who serves as an ambassador for YouthAIDS, will speak to students at UCLA, Northwestern University, NYU and George Washington University about the HIV/AIDS pandemic, which… Read more »

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Schoolly D., Cartoon Network Sued Over ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ Theme

Pioneering rapper Schoolly D and The Cartoon Network are being accused of copyright violations over the theme song to Cartoon Network’s hitseries Aqua Teen Hunger Force.In a lawsuit filed Nov. 7 with U.S. District Court in Eastern Pennsylvania, Terrence Yerves claimed that he co-authored the untitled song with Schoolly D in 1999, while recording at… Read more »

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Pitbull’s El Mariel Debuts Atop Indie Album Chart

Miami rapper Pitbull’s new album El Mariel debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Independent Album chart, moving almost 50,000 copies the first week in stores.The release, which features appearances from Wyclef Jean, Lil Jon, Fat Joe, Pharrell Williams, Rick Ross, Trick Daddy and DJ Khaled, also debuted at No. 17 on Billboard’s Top 200… Read more »

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Will.I.Am Talks Michael Jackson Collaboration

The reigning Kings of Pop and Hip-Pop have joined forces. Michael Jackson and will.I.Am teamed up in Ireland recently in an apparent effort to resuscitate Jackson’s musical career.A longtime Jackson fan, will.I.am said he was shocked when he received a call from Jackson."I was like ‘No, stop playing around,’" Will.I.am told Access Hollywood. "I didn’t… Read more »

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Common, Bow Wow, Gap Celebrate ‘Holiday In Your Hood’

Clothing retailer Gap will launch their new television ad campaign with two :30 second commercials featuring rapper Common on November 16. Common and his daughter Omoya Lynn are featured in both of Gap’s “Holiday In Your Hood” commercials, which were directed by famed video director, Paul Hunter. Common also wrote an original song titled “Holiday… Read more »

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K-Fed Settles With Thomas Dolby, Britney Files For Divorce

Kevin “K-Fed” Federline has reached an agreement with musician Thomas Dolby after Dolby accused the rapper of copyright infringement. Federline made an undisclosed cash payment to Dolby as settlement for sampling the rocker’s hit “She Blinded Me With Science” in his song “America’s Most Wanted.” “I’m going to buy a new sailboat, find a quiet… Read more »

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Raekwon Acts In ‘Coaltion’

Wu-Tang Clan rapper Raekwon will showcase his acting skills in Coalition, a movie that centers on how the New York construction industry is shaken down by minority non-union labor. Raekwon plays the role of Akey in the flick, which is described as a modern day On The Waterfront. Coalition is based on police trying to… Read more »

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