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Kurtis Blow Forms Gospel Label With Holy Hip-Hop Music

After announcing the launch of his new church-based television series in July, Hip-Hop pioneer Kurtis Blow and Holy Hip-Hop Music have partnered to form Music Ministry Recordings. The strategic alliance is part of an exclusive agreement with EMI Gospel, in which Holy Hip-Hop Music and Pastor Kurtis Blow will produce, distribute, and market Music Ministry…. Read more »

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Limited Edition Ghostface Dolls Hit Stores Nov. 6

Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah and 4 Cast Limited have teamed together to release 1,000 hand-numbered Ghostface Killah dolls. Arriving in stores Nov. 6, the action figures boast a real 14k gold chain, an authentic GFK robe and a chalice with Swarovski crystals. Collectors can also purchase the signature Ghostface golden eagle bracelet, which is… Read more »

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Proof’s Murderer Convicted On Weapons Charges

A suspect charged in the murder of D12 rapper DeShaun “Proof” Holton was convicted on weapons charges related to the incident. After a three-day trial, Mario Etheridge, 28, was found guilty of carrying a concealed weapon and shooting the firearm indoors after the April 11th shootout in a Detroit nightclub, that left Proof and one… Read more »

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Opening Arguments In Proof Shooting Case Focus On Rapper’s Mindstate

Detroit rapper Proof’s state of mind was the central point examined Monday (Sept. 18) as lawyers began opening arguments in the trial of Mario Etheridge, the man responsible for the lyricist’s death. Etheridge, who isn’t charged with killing Proof, is charged with illegally firing a weapon in an occupied building and carrying a concealed weapon…. Read more »

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DMC Honored For Work With Foster Children, Run-DMC Gets Sued By Rock Group

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels of Run-D.M.C. will be honored Wed., Sept 20 by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, at their annual National Angels in Adoption Gala in Washington D.C. The event will recognize DMC for his efforts in improving the lives of children in foster care through the Felix Organization, which he co-founded earlier this… Read more »

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Diddy Embarking on High School Speaking Tour, Planning Marathon Album Promo Outing

Sean “Diddy” Combs is visiting high schools throughout the country for a series of informational lectures in support of his forthcoming album Press Play. The month-long trek kicks off today (Sept. 18) in Philadelphia and includes special album listening parties hosted by multi-format radio stations in major markets. The tour will make stops in Baltimore,… Read more »

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Xzibit’s ‘Gridiron Gang’ Tops Weekend Box Office

Despite mixed reviews from critics, Gridiron Gang captured the number one spot at the box office. The inspirational drama, which stars rapper Xzibit and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as football coaches of a Los Angeles juvenile detention center football team, raked in an estimated $15 million in ticket sales to secure the top position. Gridiron… Read more »

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Paul Wall And TV Johnny Launch Reality Show

Hip-Hop star Paul Wall and Houston custom jeweler TV Johnny have tapped Mixcast Networks to unveil The T.V. Johnny & Paul Wall Show.The new reality show follows Paul Wall and TV Johnny (real name Johnny Dang) in their day-to-day travels and gives a behind the scenes look at their successful custom jewelry business.“We are extremely… Read more »

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