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Snoop Dogg Unveils New Video Game League for Hip Hop Stars

Snoop Dogg and the Global Gaming League announced today (March 2) the formation of the Hip-Hop Gaming League, GGL’s newest online video game community where MCs and international gaming champions compete and showcase their skills. Snoop will serve as the league’s first commissioner, ensuring that all matches played online via Xbox Live for the Xbox… Read more »

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Busta Rhymes Sued By Fan Over Alleged Assault

Busta Rhymes has been sued for assault in Manhattan Supreme Court by a man who claims the rapper and his bodyguard assaulted him for no reason. Melvin Smith, 37, claims Busta Rhymes and co-defendant Troy Green assaulted him without reason. Smith’s lawyer Bruce Regenstreich said his client sought an autograph from rhymes in a sandwich… Read more »

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Chamillionaire Tapped For Makaveli Branded Campaign

Houston rapper Chamillionaire has been tapped as the new face of the spring 2006 tribute advertising campaign for Makaveli Branded, the official clothing line of the late Tupac Shakur. Chamillionaire joins Ludacris, Scarface, DJ Quik, Twista, Chingy, the Disturbin’ Tha Peace crew and Omar Epps in the campaign, which will run in major Hip-Hop publications… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Activists, College Students Unite To Help Katrina Victims

Hip-Hop activists, recording artists and college students are looking to raise awareness of the physical and emotional destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina through the Katrina on the Ground initiative. The program is a College Student Spring Break initiative that aims to highlight the effects of Katrina and the recovery process in the Gulf region. The goal is… Read more »

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Timbaland, Violator’s Mona Scott, ?uestLove Participate In ‘Music Biz 101’

Music producer Timbaland, Violator management co-owner and president Mona Scott, and Roots member ?uestlove are among the panelists scheduled to participate in a Music Biz 101 symposium on April 19. Contestants, who must be currently enrolled in college, are eligible to win an all-expense paid trip to New York City to attend the symposium, and… Read more »

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Nelly Expanding Apple Bottom Brand

Rapper and entrepreneur Nelly is expanding his Apple Bottom clothing brand to include lingerie, shoes, handbags, plus size clothing, and childrensware. Apple Bottom, which launched in July 2003, is gearing up for a children’s print ad campaign featuring celebrity rappers, including Nelly, Ali from the St. Lunactics, Big Gipp from Goodie Mobb and Jermaine Dupri,… Read more »

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Chino XL Offers Fans Instrumentals, Record Deal

Rapper Chino XL is offering aspiring rappers a chance to be heard, courtesy of his forthcoming album, Poison Pen. Activate, the rapper’s label, and Foundation Chi are sponsoring a contest, which allows fans to write and add their own verses to an interactive mix of one of four bonus tracks on the album. Participants have… Read more »

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Christopher ‘Play’ Martin Preparing ‘Holy Hip-Hop’ DVD Showcasing Gospel Rappers

Christopher “Play” Martin, one-half of the early rap duo Kid ‘n Play, is releasing Holy Hip-Hop, a new DVD that showcases rappers from the world of gospel music. Martin serves as host, director and producer of the 82-minute DVD, which offers an inside look at artists leading the way in the gospel rap scene. “When… Read more »

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Audio Tape Of Busta Rhymes Video Shooting Emerges

An audio tape recorded before the slaying of rapper Busta Rhymes’ bodyguard has surfaced and is reportedly being offered to the media for $50,000. The 53-minute tape has not been given to police or prosecutors. The New York Daily News reported that the tape includes the argument that set off the shooting of Israel Ramirez,… Read more »

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