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Rappers, Celebs Prep New Branded Spirits

Straight Up Brands, Inc. has announced various deals to produce wines and branded spirits in conjunction with Hip-Hop stars and nationally known celebrities.The three-year old company, headed by CEO David McCallen and president Vincent Viola, will produce five branded products that are developed by various celebrities along with leading vineyards, master blenders and world-class distillers.The… Read more »

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Pitbull Prepares Sophomore Album, Spanish Only Album

Miami rapper Pitbull is preparing to release his sophomore album El Mariel.The new release is named after the infamous Cuban boatlift that relocated almost 125,000 Cubanos to Florida. According to Pitbull, El Mariel will offer a political perspective from the rapper, who addresses the current state of his native Cuba, as well as the war… Read more »

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Eminem and Nike Hook Up to Release Limited Edition Air Max Shoes For Charity

Rapper Eminem has teamed up with Nike to create a limited edition run of the company’s Air Max series shoe.The effort will go towards raising money for the lyricist’s Marshall Mathers Foundation and ninemillion.org.Eminem will design limited-edition uppers of eight different shoes in the series, from the Air Max ’87 to Air Max 360. Sixty-four… Read more »

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New Project ‘DPG Eulogy’ Premiering On Cable

Daz Dillinger will chronicle the history of Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound on the small screen with his new documentary titled DPG Eulogy. The project, set to debut on September 1 on Pay-Per-View, Starz, Vongo.com, and Comcast, will highlight the prolific history of the careers of Daz, Snoop Dogg and the entire Dogg Pound… Read more »

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DJ Greg Street, DJ Kay Slay Connect Hip-Hop Scenes With ‘The Champions’

Atlanta’s V-103 DJ Greg Street has teamed with DJ Kay Slay to create The Champions: North Meets South, a new compilation album which hit stores August 22.The album’s first single "Can’t Stop The Reign 2006" features Miami Heat basketball star Shaquille O’Neal, Papoose and Bun B, with a remix added featuring Busta Rhymes. The video… Read more »

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Angela Simmons New Executive Editor Of Word Up! Launching New Teen Publication

Angela Simmons, daughter of rap pioneer Joseph "Rev. Run" Simmons, has hooked up with Word Up! magazine to launch a new magazine for teens. The monthly publication, titled Angela’s Rundown, will target youths age 14-18 and cover teen issues, style, music and fashion while offering fashion tips and in-depth celebrity interviews. Among those featured in… Read more »

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