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Young City Appears In Baltimore Court, Bail Set At $75,000

New Orleans Rapper Young City, formerly known as Chopper, attended a hearing yesterday (Aug. 18) in Baltimore County Circuit Court for armed robbery charges dating back to September of 2001.Kevin Lamont Barnes, Jr., who gained widespread popularity as the young, rambunctious rapper known as Chopper on Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ MTV series Making The Band, faced… Read more »

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Trina Departs From Atlantic Records, Looks For New Label

Slip-N-Slide Records’ rap diva Trina, born Katrina Taylor, has officially cut ties with her distributing label Atlantic Records, and is now searching for a new recording home.Ted Lucas, owner of Trina’s label Slip-N-Slide Records, said that Atlantic was no longer able to assist the rapper in her upcoming endeavors.“We decided to look for another label… Read more »

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Jermaine Dupri Booked As Music Director of AmsterJam Festival

Producer and Virgin Records president of urban music, Jermaine Dupri, has signed on to be musical director of the 2nd annual AmsterJam, an 8-hour music festival at Randalls Island.The concert pairs musical acts together from various genres of music. As musical director, Dupri will be responsible for helping artists like Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers… Read more »

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C-Murder Back On House Arrest

No Limit Records artist Corey “C-Murder” Miller has been ordered back into house arrest. The one-page order was handed down yesterday (Aug.17) by 24th Judicial District Court Judge Martha Sassone in response to a 5th Circuit Court of Appeal’s ruling on Tuesday (Aug. 15). “Corey Miller is to be placed on complete home incarceration and… Read more »

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Atlanta Gets Krunk With New Professional Basketball Team

C&C Music Factory’s Freedom Williams and noted producer/pioneering New York rapper Duane "Spyder D" Hughes have joined forces to create Atlanta Krunk Basketball, LLC, a new Continental Basketball Association (CBA) franchise.Originally called The Charlotte Krunk, the team was forced to move when other teams in the American Basketball League division shut down and canceled numerous… Read more »

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50 Cent: Bulletproof Coming To PSP’s

Vivendi Universal announced that 50 Cent’s video game, 50 Cent: Bulletproof, will now be available on Play Station Portable (PSP) and will include newly-designed features game options. The new video game, first released in 2005 for Play Station 2 and X Box, will feature 36 new counter-kill moves and a large variety of melee and… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Rappers On Top 49 Mens List, Bryan Barber, Diddy, Ski Beatz

A host of top-selling rappers have been nominated for AskMen.com’s annual Top 49 Men list. Over 15,000 nominations were submitted for the list of men that best represent the male gender. Russell Simmons, Jay-Z, Pharrell Williams, Sean “Diddy” Combs, Timbaland and others made the semi-finals, which have been narrowed down to just over 100 candidates…. Read more »

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Omillio Sparks Launches Indie Record Label, Working On New Album

Former Roc-a-Fella Records rapper Omillio Sparks is forging a new path with his new independent record label, Colossal Entertainment.The first project under the Philadelphia-based label will be the lyricist’s forthcoming album, This Is The Life. The release, which will include tracks chronicling Spark’s life in his native West Philadelphia, will feature songs such as "I… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Historian Kevin Powell Preps Book On Presidential Elections, 9/11, Katrina Disaster

Award-winning writer and Hip-Hop historian Kevin Powell is set to release his seventh book, Someday We’ll All Be Free, a collection of three essaysinspired by 9/11, the 2004 presidential election and Hurricane Katrina.The three essays, inspired by Powell’s personal visits to New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Houston during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, are a… Read more »

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David Banner To Be Honored At Mississippi’s Best Awards

Rapper’s David Banner and Kamikaze (Crooked Lettaz) will be honored during the Mississippi’s Best Awards, scheduled to take place Saturday, Oct. 28 at the TelCom Center in downtown Jackson.Over 1500 nomination ballots were received for the event, which honors natives of the state for their excellence and achievements in various. Banner and Kamikaze will be… Read more »

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Rappers Lead 2006 MOBO Award Nominations

This year’s Music of Black Origin Awards nominations were announced on Monday (Aug 14). The award ceremony is one of the largest events in the UK music calendar and will take place at the Royal Albert Hall on Wednesday 20th September.This year’s nominations reflect more UK artists, due to organizers being forced to create four… Read more »

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Authorities Question Validity of Beanie Sigel Incident

By Chris Ricbburg Philadelphia investigators are questioning the details of events pertaining to a recent robbery and shooting involving rapper Beanie Sigel. The Philadelphia Daily News reports the suspicions were heightened Friday (Aug. 11) when Sigel appeared on The Aphilliates: The Streetz is Watchin,’ a weekly hip-hop show on Sirius Satellite Radio. “Oh! My getting… Read more »

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Judge Defends Decision in C-Murder Case

A 24th Judicial District Court judge is speaking out concerning her July 13 decision to release No Limit Records rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller from a home incarceration program.In a three-page order issued Wednesday (Aug. 9), Judge Martha Sassone wrote that Miller was punished for violating the conditions of his house arrest only once, despite arguments… Read more »

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