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Cassidy Home From Jail

Rapper Cassidy was released from a Philadelphia prison yesterday (Mar. 2) after serving eight months. The rapper, born Barry Reese, had been incarcerated since June 2005, when he was preparing to release his sophomore album, I’m A Hustla. He was eventually put on trial for his role in the murder of Desmond Hawkins, 22, and… Read more »

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Lupe Fiasco Speaks on New Projects

Lupe Fiasco is bringing more to the rap game than show-stealing cameos and great lyrics. The 23-year-old product of Chicago’s west side, whose debut album Food and Liquor drops this spring on Atlantic Records, is also pushing street clothes, a radio show and a record label. Fiasco co-founded the label, 1st and 15th, with a… Read more »

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Funkmaster Flex Announces Car & Bike Show Dates

Funkmaster Flex and Team Baurtwell recently announced the lineup and tour dates for the 5th Annual Funkmaster Flex Custom Car and Bike Show Tour. The veteran DJ and car enthusiast will make eight stops along the eastern seaboard of the United States, backed by performances from LL Cool J, Juelz Santana, Rev. Run, Pitbull, Jim… Read more »

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Paul Wall Launches New Website Dedicated To Grills

Houston rapper Paul Wall recently showcased his newly expanded grills collection at BET’s Rip the Runway fashion show. The line, which is offered through Grills by Paul Wall, features new colors and intricate designs, including silver, gold, platinum, pastels, flags and specialty designs. "I just did an all pastel [grill] for Kelis [and] I just… Read more »

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Trina Dropping ‘Live and Uncut’ DVD

Trina is preparing to release a new DVD titled Trina Live and Uncut, a new concert and DVD that features behind the scenes footage of the Miami, Florida rapper. Included on the DVD is a one hour behind the scenes documentary titled Sex, Money and Jewels, which features Trina shooting videos, recording at the studio… Read more »

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Jimmy Henchmen, Wyclef, Lend Assistance To Haitians

Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond is trekking to Haiti today (March 2) to visit underprivileged children from the L’Athletique d’Haiti soccer program and donate 200 pairs of sneakers and soccer balls. Rosemond, who manages rapper the Game, will also lend support to Yele Haiti, a charitable organization founded by rapper/activist Wyclef Jean of the Fugees. "The deplorable… Read more »

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Baby Phat Unveils New Watch Collection

Urban clothing moguls Russell and Kimora Lee Simmons recently premiered the latest collection of Baby Phat watches, which expands upon the popular and best-selling "kitty" logo using a variety of Austrian crystal and leather. One of the more popular international collections features the "Hello Kitty" logo in diamond-encrusted watches. "We are gonna sell a lot,"… Read more »

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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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