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Wyclef Jean Works with Asian Pop Star Sun

Rapper/producer Wyclef Jean is collaborating with multiplatinum Asian pop star Sun on the singer’s forthcoming U.S. album. The duo has been recording at Jean’s Platinum Sound Recording Studio in New York and is working on an as yet unnamed single. Sun describes the track as a feel-good song with lyrics that “tell everyone to get… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Ja Rule, Diddy, A Tribe Called Quest

Rapper Ja Rule has sued Fred "Nickels" Moore and Nickleplated Inc., claiming Moore and company illegally signed a performance contract of before of Ja Rule. The lawsuit, which was filed in New York County Court, claims that Moore misrepresented himself and signed a performance contract on behalf of Ja Rule for a performance in Korea…. Read more »

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Fergie To Release Solo Project Under Will.i.am’s Music Label

Stacy “Fergie” Ferguson, frontwoman for the Black Eyed Peas, is releasing her first solo project, The Dutchess, on Sept. 19. Produced under fellow group member Will.i.am’s music label, Fergie’s album will feature her chart-topping single “London Bridge,” as well as collaborations from Ludacris, Rita Marley, and others. “London Bridge” rose from No. 84 to No…. Read more »

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Young City Jailed On Armed Robbery Charge

Rapper Young City has been arrested for an armed robbery charge he picked up as a juvenile.The New Orleans native, who was arrested July 31 in an Atlanta, Ga. suburb, was cited for speeding by Gwinnett County authorities. Police continued to hold the rapper (born Kevin Barnes) after discovering he was wanted for armed robbery… Read more »

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Luke Campbell Launches First Annual National Youth Football League

Rap pioneer Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell is preparing for the first season of his first annual National Youth Football League (NYFL).The program, developed in conjunction with the Orange Bowl Football Youth League (OBFYL), will run simultaneously with the rapper’s Liberty City Optimist Program. The Optimist Program, founded 17 years ago in Liberty City, Fla., is… Read more »

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The Roots, J. Period Team For Exclusive Mixtape

Mixtape master J. Period has teamed up with Hip-Hop group The Roots to present The Best of the Roots (hosted by Black Thought). The promotional mixtape features over 50 tracks of remixes, freestyles, unreleased material and exclusive J.Period remixes. The mixtape also boasts appearances from Jay-Z, Rakim, Nas, Stevie Wonder and Def Poet Mayda Del… Read more »

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Rakim Embarking On 22-Date Nationwide Tour

Rapper Rakim has announced a 22-date national tour starting later this month. The tour kicks off on August 19, when Rakim makes an appearance in Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.The tour will make stops in Texas, Arizona, California, Utah, Colorado, Minnesota, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, New York, North Carolina and Georgia, before winding down in Washington, DC…. Read more »

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