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Rhymefest Sets July 11 Date For ‘Blue Collar’

Grammy Award winning writer and MC, Rhymefest, has signed to Allido/J Records to release his highly anticipated album, Blue Collar. Production credits on the album, which hits stores July 11, include Mark Ronson, Kanye West, Just Blaze, NO-ID, Cool & Dre, Mike Payne and John Henry (Animal House Productions) and Emile. Rhymefest co-wrote West’s hit… Read more »

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Dallas Austin Arrested In Dubai For Drugs

Revered R&B and Hip-Hop producer Dallas Austin has been detained in a Dubai prison for allegedly transporting illegal drugs into the Arab country. According to the New York Daily News, the producer was traveling to model Naomi Campbell’s birthday party last month when he was incarcerated. The report did not indicate what illicit drugs the… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Cypress Hill, Juvenile, DMX, Kanye West

Rap group Cypress Hill is being sued in Chicago Federal Court by songwriter Glenn Watts for copyright infringement over a track contained on their platinum-selling sophomore album Black Sunday. Watts penned the song “Is It Because I’m Black,” which was recorded by R&B legend Syl Johnson. The songwriter claims the group illegally infringed on his… Read more »

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Chino XL, Davey D and Sway Confirmed for Hip-Hop Leadership Camp At UCLA

Rapper Chino XL, journalist/activist/Hip-Hop historian Davey D and MTV personality Sway are among the speakers confirmed for the second annual Hip-Hop Leadership Camp (HHLC). The camp, scheduled for August 10-13 at UCLA, will feature daily seminars conducted by music and entertainment figures for at-risk children in the Los Angeles area. The purpose of the event… Read more »

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DMC Brings DJ Battle To Times Square

DMC, in conjunction Technics, Ortofon, SoBe Adrenaline Rush and Sam Ash, will hold it’s 21st annual New York elimination heat in preparation for the World Championships. The competition features 20 elimination finalists from the tri-state area and NYC’s ’05 defending champ DJ Unknown. This year’s turntablists will battle on Technics SL1200 decks and Ortofon needles… Read more »

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