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Black Eyed Peas Members Awarded Presidential Medal In The Philippines

Black Eyed Peas group members apl.de.ap and will.I.am were awarded the Presidential Medal of Merit today (July 27) at Malacañang Palace, home to the President of the Philippines. The Presidential Medal of Merit recognizes Filipinos and foreigners who bring positive attention to the country in literature, science, the arts or entertainment. Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita… Read more »

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Method Man Talks Wendy Williams Incident

Wu Tang Clan lyricist Method Man is voicing his displeasure over radio personality Wendy Williams’ on-air revelation about the health of his wife.Williams recently broke news to her listeners that Method Man’s wife has cancer. The rapper, who kept the status of his wife’s health a secret, was angered by Williams’ disregard for his privacy."Wendy… Read more »

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Juelz Santana Hosts BBQ In Harlem This Weekend

Harlem rap star and Diplomats member Juelz Santana will present his Fourth Annual Santana’s Day BBQ this Saturday (July 29) in Harlem, New York. The event takes place at the Battlegrounds Playground on Amsterdam Avenue, between 151st and 152nd Streets. Professional basketball player Vince Carter will host the festivities, while Funkmaster Flex has been tapped… Read more »

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DJ Muggs Tapped For Mackie Campaign

Cypress Hill’s DJ Muggs has been selected to represent the Mackie brand in an international campaign to promote the company’s latest products, the D.2. DJ Mixer and Mackie’s line of active loudspeakers.The campaign, which includes print and viral media advertising, was shot by well known L.A. surfer/skater/photographer Cesario "Block" Montano."Over the past 12 years I’ve… Read more »

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Russell Simmons, Dr. Benjamin Chavis Named U.N. Goodwill Ambassadors

Hip-Hop Summit Action Network chairman Russell Simmons and HSAN president/CEO Dr. Benjamin Chavis will be inducted Tuesday (July 25) as CISRI-ISP Permanent Observer Missionaries to the United Nations Goodwill Ambassadors program. CISRI-ISP is Rome-based intergovernmental institution that helps fight against malnutrition and extreme hunger in various countries around the globe. The new position will mark… Read more »

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KRS-One’s “Steady Bounce” Tapped For Chrysler’s SUV Commercials

KRS-One’s 2001 song "Steady Bounce" will serve as the theme music behind the new marketing campaign for Chrysler’s Compass SUV, that launches on July 31st.The auto giant’s multi-million dollar campaign is targeting city residents who are college educated and between the ages of 22-30.The Bronx-bred pioneer’s song, taken from his double CD Strictly for the… Read more »

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Midi Mafia Producer Dirty Swift Seriously Injured After Motorbike Accident

Midi Mafia’s Dirty Swift, born Kevin Risto, was hospitalized on Wednesday July 19 after a severe bike accident. The chart-topping producer suffered a fractured vertebrae in his lower back after crashing during an off-road biking practice at the Piru Motocross track in Los Angeles. Dirty Swift has been in Los Angeles finishing up songs for… Read more »

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