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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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Yung Joc Preparing ‘The Jocumentary’

Block Entertainment/Bad Boy lyricist Yung Joc has teamed with the Raw Report to give viewers an inside look at his life in the new DVD, The Jocumentary, scheduled to arrive in stores on Nov. 14.Produced by the Raw Report, the new documentary follows an uncensored Joc in his travels and contains interviews and exclusive behind-the-scenes… Read more »

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Jay-Z Responds To China’s Performance Ban

Rapper Jay-Z has responded to the recent announcement that the Chinese government would not allow him to perform a date in Shanghai. According to local promoter Sun Yun, China’s Ministry of Culture denied Jay-Z’s performance because of the "vulgar language" in some of his lyrics. Jay-Z was confident he would soon land on China’s mainland… Read more »

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Ice-T Bares All With New CD ‘Gangsta Rap’

Rapper-turned-actor Ice-T will return to his Hip-Hop roots with his ninth studio album Gangsta Rap, which arrives in stores on Halloween (Oct. 31) via the Los Angeles-based Melee Recordings.The new disc will be Ice-T’s first album since 1999’s The Seventh Deadly Sin and contains 17 tracks that were mostly recorded in New York.Known for trailblazing… Read more »

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