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AHH Stray News: Fab 5 Freddy, Busta Rhymes, Mr. Long of Black Sheep, Latin Rap Conference

Hip-Hop pioneer Fab 5 Freddy recently took on former United States President George Bush, Sr. during a football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 25. The match marked the reopening of the Louisiana Superdome, which shut down in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Freddy told the New York Post… Read more »

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DMX and Ja Rule End Beef

Perhaps taking a cue from Jay-Z and Nas, rappers DMX and Ja Rule have ended their long-running feud.The two men engaged in a years-long beef after DMX accused Ja Rule of stealing his rap style, which he said emulated his coarse, husky voice. According to WENN, the beef ended after DMX talked to Murder Inc’s… Read more »

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So Solid’s Megaman Acquitted Of Murder

So Solid Crew member Megaman is was acquitted of murder charges Thursday (Sept. 28) by an Old Bailey jury in the UK. The acquittal marks the end of a series of court appearances and a more than one-year jail stint for the 27-year-old rapper (born Dwayne Vincent). Megaman was found not guilty of charges stemming… Read more »

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Funkmaster Flex, Graffiti Artists On Board For New York Sneaker Pimps Show

Hot 97’s DJ Funkmaster Flex will provide the musical backdrop when Sneaker Pimps, the world’s largest touring sneaker show, heads to New York.The event, which features more than 1,000 pairs of rare, limited edition, vintage, celebrity signed, and artist-collaborated kicks, will also include a collection of sneaker-inspired artwork, fashion, and photography. Live art from Futura,… Read more »

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Charges Against Foxy Brown Dropped In New Jersey Court

Two charges against rapper Foxy Brown were dropped today (Sept. 26) in New Jersey Municipal Court.Rasheeda Ellis, who was described as a former consultant to Brown’s management company, claimed that when she attempted to collect back pay from Brown in June, the rapper appeared at her place of employment with two people and made threats… Read more »

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Kurtis Blow Produces ‘Slippin – Ten Years with the Bloods’

Hip-Hop icon Kurtis Blow has recently added ‘producer’ to his manylist of credits. Blow serves as co-producer on the documentary, Slippin – Ten Years with the Bloods currently airing on Showtime. The legendary rapper met Slippin director/producer Tommy Sowards in L.A. over 20 years ago. The two formed a friendship that led to numerous collaborations,… Read more »

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Method Man Still Signed To Def Jam

Despite the rumors abound, Method Man is an artist still signed to a major label, according to the publicity department at Def Jam Records. “Method man is still a part of the Def Jam family and he is currently on tour supporting his newest release, 4:21…The Day After,” said publicist Jana Fleishman in a statement…. Read more »

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Lupe Fiasco Show Postponed After Murder

Lupe Fiasco has postponed a show in London scheduled for Sunday night (Sept. 24), after a shooting at the club over the weekend left one man dead. The rapper, who released his major label debut Food & Liquor on Sept. 19, was booked to perform at The Scala over the weekend. A shooting at the… Read more »

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Boondocks Comic Strip Goes On Hiatus

The television may be the only place to catch the gang from the popular comic strip The Boondocks from now on. The comic’s distributor Universal Press Syndicate, announced Monday (Sept. 25) that the Boondocks will not return from its hiatus “in the foreseeable future.” The Houston Chronicle reports that a six-month break was taken earlier… Read more »

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