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Rap duo dead prez Celebrate New Documentary ‘It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop’

Rap duo Dead Prez will premier their first documentary/concert on the Starz InBlack network tomorrow (May 22) at B.B. King’s in New York. Taped in San Francisco, Dead Prez: It’s Bigger Than Hip-Hop features Sticman and M-1 in concert, and focuses on the inadequacies of the public education system, minority entrepreneurship, and social revolution. "We’ve… Read more »

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Three 6 Mafia To Peform During WWE’s ‘SmackDown!’

Oscar Award winning rap group Three 6 Mafia has been selected to perform live at the World Wrestling Entertainment’s (WWE) taping of Friday Night SmackDown! in Bakersfield, California tomorrow (May 23.) The group’s performance comes on the same day the WWE releases their newest CD, WWE: Wreckless Intent. The CD features well known artists performing… Read more »

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Hip-Hop & Gaming Collide At Rockstar Tourney

In the video game world, much like the Hip-Hop world, competition is everything. With that in mind, Rockstar Games (GTA: Vice City, The Warriors) hosted a rapper-friendly tournament earlier this month to promote the company’s latest title, Table Tennis. Hip-Hop gaming addicts like Hot 97’s DJ Enuff, Sirius’ Lord Sear, among others, competed at an… Read more »

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Kanye West and Common Named Honorary Global Mixx DJ Retreat Co-Chairs

Rapper/producer Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. Music associate Common have been chosen as honorary co-chairs for this year’s Global Mixx DJ Retreat. The annual event, scheduled for Aug. 10-13 at the House of Blues Hotel in downtown Chicago, celebrates urban DJ music, culture, and lifestyle. The Retreat will highlight a series of music events and… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Nas, Supernatural, DMC Battlegrounds

Nas will release his highly anticipated first album for Def Jam in late September. The Queens-bred MC made the announcement during a 15-minute performance that took place during the first night of the Roots’ two-night concert at Radio City Music Hall in New York. Def Jam representatives told Billboard that the album will be titled… Read more »

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Mos Def, Fat Joe, Jadakiss and Busta Rhymes Go “Beyond Beats and Rhymes”

An independent filmmaker has crafted a film that enlists the likes of Mos Def, Fat Joe, Chuck D, Jadakiss, Busta Rhymes, Russell Simmons, and activists such as Michael Eric Dyson, Beverly Guy-Sheftall, and aspiring Congressional candidate Kevin Powell, who offer earnest critique about Hip-Hop lifestyle. Beyond Beats and Rhymes: A Hip-Hop Head Weighs in on… Read more »

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New Game Album Pushed Back to Late Summer

The Game’s highly anticipated sophomore album The Doctor’s Advocate is slated to hit stores in late summer. The project, which the rapper referred to as “my masterpiece,” has been pushed back a number of times. “My second album is the highest anticipated record coming out this year and I’ve been spending long hours in the… Read more »

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Weapons Charges Against Young Jeezy Dropped

Two counts of weapons charges against Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy were dropped after the Florida State Attorney’s Office determined there was insufficient evidence to prosecute him in connection with a Miami shooting. The Def Jam artist (born Jay Jenkins) had been charged with two counts of carrying a concealed weapon without a permit. According to… Read more »

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