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Bay Area Rappers Create Hyphy Energy Drink

A Bay Area rap group has started a full-fledged campaign for a new Hyphy Juice Energy Drink, a beverage based on the popular cultural movement in the region. The drink is the brainchild of an Oakland group called The Team, which has begun to promote it through a song called “Hyphy Juice.” “The music and… Read more »

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Field Mob Denies Dissing NY Rappers, Says Video Is Fabricated

Atlanta rap duo Field Mob has addressed the rumors regarding comments they made about New York rappers on Raw Report DVD Magazine’s “Platinum Plus Series: Ludacris Presents Disturbing the Peace.” In the footage circulating the Internet, two portions of what is a full-length DVD were integrated to create a fabricated controversy, according Field Mob’s label… Read more »

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Houston Rapper Big Hawk Shot And Killed

Rapper and Screwed Up Click member Big Hawk was shot and killed last night (May 1) in Houston. Big Hawk, born John Hawkins, was struck multiple times around 10:30 pm in front of an associate’s house. Sources said Hawkins’ car was still running when he was shot and according to police, no one witnessed the… Read more »

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Sticky Fingaz Directing Second Feature Film

Kirk “Sticky Fingaz” Jones recently went into post-production on the movie Caught on Tape, the second feature film directed by the rapper. Jones, who also wrote and stars in the movie, directs a cast that includes Cedric the Entertainer, Vivica A. Fox, Bokeem Woodbine and others. Jones’ directorial debut, a Hip-Hop musical entitled A Day… Read more »

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Hot 97’s Landlord’s Start The Eviction

The landlord of the SoHo building which houses New York’s Hot 97 vowed to evict the controversial radio station because of various shootings and altercations in front of the station. Stuart GraBois, a member of the New York City District Council of Carpenters, which owns 395 Hudson St., said the eviction process has started. “We’ve… Read more »

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UK Takeover 4 Hip-Hop Fest Kicks Off In May

BBC 1xtra DJs Mistajam and Rodney P have signed on to host UK Takeover 4, one of the largest independent British Hip-Hop showcases. The main event will be held May 29 in Nottingham, at Rock City. Headlining artists include Kano, Klashnekoff, Jehst, Professor Green and MOBO award winner Sway. The showcase was launched in 2003… Read more »

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Hot 97 Announces Summer Jam Lineup

Busta Rhymes, Sean Paul and Mary J. Blige are among the performers slated to take the stage June 4 at New York radio station Hot 97’s 13th annual Summer Jam concert. More than 50,000 people are expected to turn out for the event, which will also feature performances by Jamie Foxx, Chris Brown, Ne-Yo, T.I.,… Read more »

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