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Aftermath Hires New Chef — Raekwon

Wu-Tang Clan rapper Raekwon the Chef has officially signed with Aftermath Entertainment and will serve up his highly anticipated album Only Built for Cuban Linx II under the label founded by West Coast rapper/producer Dr. Dre. The announcement ends months of speculation as to whether or not the album would be released on the powerhouse… Read more »

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The Game Extends Peace Treaty To 50 Cent

The G-Unot campaign may very well be over. That is, if 50 Cent accepts the Game’s request that the two once-affiliated rappers end their ongoing beef. During an interview in New York yesterday (Sept. 29) with Hot 97 radio personality Angie Martinez, the Game extended an olive branch to his bitter rival, repeatedly urging 50 Cent to call into the… Read more »

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Update: Reporting Error Boosts Sales For Lupe, Chingy, Fergie And Others

An error in this week’s Nielsen SoundScan sales numbers reflected inaccurate sales figures, resulting in misleading numbers for artists like Lupe Fiasco, Chingy, and Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas.SoundScan subscribers were advised that there "may be anomalies in the data for the week ending 9/24/06, after a system failure at a "major chain," reportedly… Read more »

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AZ Prepares Return With New Album, The Format

Veteran rapper AZ doesn’t seem to be fazed by his lack of commercial success, as the Brooklyn MC continues to pound out albums. The next addition to his growing discography will be The Format, due Nov. 7 via his own label, Quiet Money Entertainment/Fastlife Music. The 12-track offering features appearances from Little Brother (“Rise and… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Fab 5 Freddy, Busta Rhymes, Mr. Long of Black Sheep, Latin Rap Conference

Hip-Hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy recently took on former United States President George Bush, Sr. during a football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 25. The match marked the reopening of the Louisiana Superdome, which shut down in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Freddy told the New York Post… Read more »

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DMX and Ja Rule End Beef

Perhaps taking a cue from Jay-Z and Nas, rappers DMX and Ja Rule have ended their long-running feud.The two men engaged in a years-long beef after DMX accused Ja Rule of stealing his rap style, which he said emulated his coarse, husky voice. According to WENN, the beef ended after DMX talked to Murder Inc’s… Read more »

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So Solid’s Megaman Acquitted Of Murder

So Solid Crew member Megaman is was acquitted of murder charges Thursday (Sept. 28) by an Old Bailey jury in the UK. The acquittal marks the end of a series of court appearances and a more than one-year jail stint for the 27-year-old rapper (born Dwayne Vincent). Megaman was found not guilty of charges stemming… Read more »

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