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Drag-On Launches Hood Environment Record Label

Ex-Ruff Ryders affiliate Drag-On is creating a new buzz with the establishment of his own record label, Hood Environment. The rapper, who has sold more than a million albums over his 10-year career, will release his first album since 2003 under the new label."HE is Hood Environment and the reason I named my label that… Read more »

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Chinese Government Denies Performance By Rapper Jay-Z

A proposed concert in Shanghai by rapper Jay-Z has been denied by the Chinese government. by the country’s Ministry of Culture.The rapper was supposed to make his debut in China at Hongkou Football Stadium on Oct. 23, but the country’s Ministry of Culture denied local promotional company KS Productions the needed permits.Government officials banned Jay-Z’s… Read more »

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Tyrese, Queen Latifah Nominated for Black Movie Awards

Queen Latifah and Tyrese Gibson are among the artists nominated for Film Life’s 2006 Black Movie Awards–A Celebration of Black Cinema: Past, Present and Future.Hosted by Tyler Perry, the show will honor creative achievements by African Americans in feature-length motion pictures, both in front of and behind the camera, as well as recognize outstanding films… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Gangstarr, Lil’ Kim, Fat Joe, Baby Bash

Virgin/EMI is preparing to release a greatest hits collection from Gangstarr titled Mass Appeal: The Best Of Gang Starr. The CD features 21 of Gangstarr’s greatest hits, spanning their 20-year-career. Included on the CD are two bonus tracks. "Tha Squeeze" is from the Training Day soundtrack, while "Natural" was taken from the Spin This soundtrack…. Read more »

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Nick Cannon To Launch Flagship PNB Store In L.A.

Nick Cannon has announced details of his involvement with clothing line PNB Nation after several months of vague association with the brand. The budding entrepreneur is an equal partner in the company, which was sold by the original owners in 2002. He also serves as the spokesperson and creative director, while the Gurman Twins (Jon… Read more »

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Bacardi Mojito/G-Unit Launch ‘Music Cafe” Series

Bacardi Mojito has launched a "Music Cafe" artist series with G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks, which will travel to seven major cities in the United States this fall. The invite-only event takes place tonight (Oct. 9) at an undisclosed location in New York, where Banks will preview his upcoming release, Rotten Apple. Banks, 24, will also… Read more »

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