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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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Diddy Settles Lawsuit With Limo Driver

Sean “Diddy” Combs has finally reached a settlement with a North Carolina man who claimed he was assaulted by Combs’ bodyguards after a concert in Winston-Salem 1995. Limousine driver Cedrick Bobby Lemon said he was credentialed to be in a backstage area of the Joel Coliseum during a Mary J. Blige concert in June of… Read more »

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Bone Thug-N-Harmony Ink Deal With Interscope Through Swizz Beatz’ Full Surface Label

Cleveland-bred rap crew Bone Thugs-N-Harmony recently inked a deal with Interscope Records via producer Swizz Beatz’ Full Surface imprint. The group is currently working on an as-yet-untitled album, slated for a late 2006 release. The new set will feature production by Swizz Beatz, Kanye West, Lil’ Jon, Three 6 Mafia, Big Boi of Outkast, and… Read more »

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Snoop Dogg Permanently Banned From UK

Rapper Snoop Dogg has been permanently banned from entering the United Kingdom, after a brawl in London’s Heathrow airport in April. Snoop Dogg and an entourage of almost 30 people were en route from Los Angeles to Johannesburg, South Africa, to perform at a major festival. The rapper and other men became upset when they… Read more »

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Bars-N-Hooks Mend Beef With Prodigy, LP Released

Queensbridge rap fans may remember Bars-N-Hooks as the inaugural act on Mobb Deep member Prodigy’s Infamous Records. But when the label’s fortunes fell through, the duo faded into the background and member Mike Delorean held Prodigy personally accountable. “There was no more income for us,” Delorean told AllHipHop.com. “We relied on Prodigy for everything, and… Read more »

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T.I. Cancels Tour Of Japan

In light of his recent arrest, rapper Clifford “T.I.” Harris has cancelled his tour in Japan. T.I. was scheduled to leave for Japan this Sunday, to promote his new album King, according to his spokesperson, Sidney Margetson. “I think everybody decided it’s just a good time for him to take this week and regroup,” T.I.’s… Read more »

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Star Arrested For Controversial Comments Made On Air

Hip-Hop DJ Star was arrested today (May 12) on charges of harassment and child endangerment, after making racially charged comments during his top-rated radio show, The Star & Bucwild Morning Show. Star, born Troi Torain, was taken into custody at a police precinct in Lower Manhattan to face the misdemeanor charges, following a probe by… Read more »

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