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Sean “Diddy” Combs Talks About Twins, Fatherhood

Mogul and restaurateur Sean "Diddy" Combs and his longtime girlfriend Kim Porter are expecting twins.Combs has an eight-year-old son named Christian Casey with Porter and a 12-year-old son named Justin, from a previous relationship with Misa Hylton-Brim. Porter also has a 15-year-old son named Quincy from a previous relationship with Al B. Sure."When you hear… Read more »

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Wyclef, Jerry Wonda, Mr. Collipark Team For New Ying Yang Twins Album

Rapper/producer Wyclef Jean has teamed with his cousin Jerry "Wonda" Duplessis and Michael "Mr. Collipark" Crooms to produce a new album by Atlanta based rap group, The Ying Yang Twins.Jean, Duplessis and Mr. Collipark are co-executive producing The Ying Yang Twins’ latest upcoming album, tentatively titled 2 Live Crew, an ode to the Miami rap… Read more »

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Brooklyn Rapper Joell Ortiz Signs With Aftermath

Brooklyn-bred rapper Joell Ortiz has signed to Aftermath Records according to representatives for the rapper.Aftermath is the label producer Dr. Dre founded after he departed Death Row Records.In a prewritten statement, Ortiz expressed his desire to be mentioned among the other greats in the rap game."So far it’s been great and I’m glad people are… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Summit Heading To Atlanta

The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) has announced that it will convene a Hip-Hop Summit on Financial Empowerment at the Atlanta University Center later this month. Dubbed the "Get Your Money Right" national tour, the summit will feature leading Hip-Hop artists and music executives including Russell Simmons, Jermaine Dupri, Ludacris, Paul Wall, Young Jeezy, Bobby… Read more »

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Afrika Bambaataa Officially Dubs Indian Rapper, The1shanti, As India Bambaataa

The Godfather of Hip-Hop Culture and the Father of the Electro Funk Sound, Afrika Bambaataa, has officially dubbed Hip-Hop artist, the1shanti, India Bambaataa."You have our blessings (Afrika Bambaataa and The Universal Zulu Nation) as long as you use your name in the good of your people and the good of yourself," Bambaataa told the1shanti last… Read more »

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Funding For Hip-Hop Museum In The Bronx Frozen

The Bloomberg administration has announced that it is immediately stopping the disbursement of funds to a Bronx, NY non-profit firm that was building a Hip-Hop museum, due to an unsatisfactory audit performance.The Northeast Bronx Redevelopment Corp., which recently received a $4.5 million grant from the city council for construction of a multi-use building that would… Read more »

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MTV VMAs Filled With Surprises, Upsets

The 2006 MTV Video Music Awards took place last night (Aug. 31) in New York. Radio City Music Hall became center stage for unpredictable wins and performances during last nights awards. Jay-Z got the show started from the top of Rockefeller Center’s historic observation deck, to usher in Justin Timberlake’s “SexyBack” performance. Host Jack Black… Read more »

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Peedi Peedi Preparing New Album Under Def Jam, Talks Roots Collaboration

Rapper Peedi Peedi, formerly known as Peedi Crakk, is preparing to release his new single “Take Me Home,” featuring labelmate Megan Rochell. The song is the first from his upcoming as-yet-untitled album, due in 2007. “[It’s] a hot little single for the clubs,” Peedi Crakk told AllHipHop.com. “My album is finished. I just talked to… Read more »

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