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SwishaHouse Drops Third Compilation Featuring Debut of Paul Wall’s Wife

SwishaHouse has released the third installment of The Day Hell Broke Loose, a compilation series designed to introduce up-and-coming artists on the Houston-based label’s roster. The discs also feature new music from notable SwishaHouse artists such as Mike Jones and Paul Wall. The third volume sees the debut of Paul Wall’s wife, Ms. Crystal, the… Read more »

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State of New York Settles With Morgan Stanley Over Hip-Hop Money Manager’s Abuses

New York’s Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced a settlement with investment bank Morgan Stanley after the company came under scrutiny for fraud, when one of its brokers defrauded 15 customers out of $740,000.Gabriele Tamar Smith, who counted DJ Clue, Fabolous, Kevin Liles and other Hip-Hop stars and executives as clients, ran Premier Business Management L.L.C…. Read more »

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Jay-Z Lends Creative Input for Budweiser Select Ads

Jay-Z officially kicked off his new partnership with St. Louis-based brewer Anheuser-Bush with a commercial spot that aired last night (Oct. 16) during ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast.As the rapper/Def Jam president’s latest single, "Show Me What You Got," played in the background, the 60-second spot highlighted scenes from the video, which was shot in… Read more »

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Flavor of Love 2 Breaks Viewing Records

The season finale of Flavor Flav’s VH1 reality series Flavor of Love 2 drew over 7.5 million viewers, making it the year’s highest watched non-sports telecast on basic cable, according to VH1. The show featured Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav on a quest to find love. During the competition, the rapper made a connection with contestant… Read more »

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D-Block Opens Car Wash/Detail Center

Yonkers, New York-based rap crew D-Block will give back to their hometown community this Saturday (Oct. 21) when the group launches their latest venture, the D-Block Shell Car Wash/Detail Center. The grand opening will feature performances by various artists. The new flagship business is a partnership between D-Block and New York entrepreneur Sammy “Sasso” El… Read more »

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Source Co-Founders Launch Hip Hop Weekly

Amid an ongoing sexual harassment trial against The Source, the magazine’s ousted co-founders Dave Mays and Raymond “Benzino” Scott have officially resurfaced with their new magazine, Hip-Hop Weekly. The publication, which launched today (Oct. 16), is designed to provide readers with “an informative and entertaining treat on every page, giving you the hottest pictures and… Read more »

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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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