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Jadakiss Arrested, Hit With Gun Charge

Jadakiss was arrested in Yonkers, New York and charged for weapon possession this morning (Oct. 7). According to police, Jadakiss was one of four people in a car stopped around 4:30 am. Authorities searched the vehicle and found a loaded handgun inside of the vehicle. Jadakiss, 31 and three other passengers were charged with criminal… Read more »

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Former Employee Names R. Kelly in New Lawsuit

R&B crooner R. Kelly has found himself the target of a new lawsuit filed by a former employee. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Henry Love Vaughn is suing the singer for “breach of verbal contract,” alleging that Kelly reneged on a promise to pay for his collaboration in the creation of Kelly’s hit “Step in… Read more »

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Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation Gets $100,000 Donation

In an effort to support local urban youth programs, Carnegie Corporation of New York has donated $100,000 to Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation. The one-time sizable donation will assist the foundation in its mission to provide disadvantaged urban youth with significant exposure and access to the arts. “This gift couldn’t have come at a… Read more »

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Dr. Dre Biography Set To Hit Stores In Early ’07

A new Dr. Dre opus is coming sooner than you think, but it’s not the long-awaited Detox album–and it’s not by Dr. Dre.The acclaimed producer has lived a largely reclusive life outside of the media, but author Ronin Ro’s upcoming book Dr. Dre: The Biography aims to reveal the artist’s celebrated life through extensive reporting,… Read more »

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Lloyd Banks Gets Tatted On TLC

While G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks is revving up to release his sophomore album Rotten Apple on October 10, the rapper will also make an appearance on TLC’s hit show Miami Ink., where he’ll receive a full-back tattoo.The tattoo, intricately placed on Banks by renowned tattoo artist Chris Garver, depicts a New York City landscape, showcasing… Read more »

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Kanye Signs With William Morris Agency, Launches West Brands LLC

Kanye West has been announced as the newest addition to the William Morris Agency, the firm that also represents Sean “Diddy Combs.” William Morris will oversee and negotiate all aspects of the Chicago rapper’s recordings, production, publishing, touring, and endorsements. “We’ve always believed that Kanye West is one of the most talented, driven, important artists… Read more »

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Tupac-Related Lawsuit Dismissed

A Washington Supreme Court declined to reinstate a libel lawsuit that was initially filed by C. Delores Tucker, the deceased Civil Rights Activist and foe of the late Tupac Shakur.The lawsuit was directed to a pair of Philadelphia papers–The Philadelphia Daily News and The Legal Intelligencer–for reporting that Tucker’s sex life had suffered due to… Read more »

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KRS One Takes Temple of Hiphop OnThe Road

KRS-One and The Temple of Hiphop will embark on a tour of Florida during the I Am HipHop Preservation Tour, which will feature KRS-One offering what he dubs "edutainment," where he will educate and entertain crowds. The pioneering South Bronx rapper will teach crowds the art of emceeing and will focus on the strength and… Read more »

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