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Jin Wins 50k At Bahamas Rap Battle

Rapper Jin won a $50,000 purse at the Fight Klub battle in the Bahamas on Saturday (Sept. 1) and effectively reclaimed his throne after suffering a high-profile loss in August at an AllHipHop.com sponsored rap battle. Jin won the money after lyricists Professor Green of the UK, AX of the Bronx and Serius Jones all… Read more »

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Bun B. Teams With Dame Dash/Pro-Keds For Sneaker

Texas rap legend Bun B. has signed a sneaker deal with businessman Dame Dash to create a signature line of Pro-Keds sneakers. The UGK star’s limited edition Pro-Ked sneaker is scheduled to drop in the near future. "Dame Dash is giving me a limited edition Pro Ked and that’s just love from Dame,” Bun B…. Read more »

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M.O.P. Preparing New Album

Brooklyn’s M.O.P have returned once again with a new album titled First Family Salutes The St. Marxmen. The album will feature more of the gritty, street flavor that has won over critics and fans alike over the years. This release will be on Koch Records, which General Manager and Executive Vice President Ernie Grunblatt promises… Read more »

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De La Soul To ‘Take Back TV’

Hip-Hop veterans De La Soul have teamed up with Fishbone, Suffrajet, Slum Village, Rich Medina, and others in an effort to “Take Back TV.” “The Take Back TV” rally/concert will take place in New York City and is spearheaded by Current TV to empower young adults to become more creative in selecting programming for the… Read more »

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The Clipse Drop New Mixtape; Headed To Court Day With Jive

Embattled in a contractual dispute with their label, Jive Records, and unable to put out any new material, The Clipse recently released the mixtape “We Got It 4 Cheap Vol. 2"—along with Philadelphia rhyme slingers Ab Liva and Sandman—to satisfy rap fiends who’ve been waiting three years for another dosage of the raw from the… Read more »

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Ludacris Lands Show On XM Satellite Radio

Ludacris, Atlanta’s Hip-Hop giant, announced today that he has signed on to host a weekly music show exclusively for XM Satellite Radio, the nation’s leading satellite radio service with more than 5 million subscribers. “Disturbing Tha Peace Presents Ludacris’ Open Mic” will feature music hand-selected by the artist, including songs from Ludacris’ vast personal music… Read more »

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Slum Village Inks National Deal With GM, Preps New Album

In an effort to increase the visibility of their brand in the Hip-Hop world, General Motors has inked Slum Village to appear in nationally televised spots for Chevrolet and the new line of 2006 Impala and HHR automobiles. The Detroit homegrown union will include an integrated advertising campaign with a music video feel, featuring Slum… Read more »

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Krayzie Bone Talks ‘Greatest Hits,’ Swizz Beats And Sneaker Line

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is celebrating the gold-selling status of their greatest hits CD by re-releasing a "chopped & screwed" version of the album. The group is also preparing two new releases under Swizz Beats’ Full Surface recording imprint, as well as Bone Thug Records. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Greatest Hits: Chopped & Screwed will be produced by famed… Read more »

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DMX Misses Court Date; Food Poisoning

DMX failed to make an obligatory court date on Tuesday, where the rapper was expected to answer to charges related to driving with a suspended license. DMX traveled from Europe to New York to appear in a Bronx courtroom, but the rapper’s lawyer said a possible case of food poisoning might have prevented the him… Read more »

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Cam’ron Hits R. Kelly With Lawsuit

The legal problems for R. Kelly continue to mount, as Harlem, New York rapper Cam’ron has hit the Chicago, Illinois crooner with a lawsuit. Cam’ron, born Cameron Giles alleges R. Kelly has infringed his copyright for the “Snake Remix,” which Giles claims he co-wrote. Both the original version and the remix to the song feature… Read more »

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Reunited Fugees Single Hits Radio, Group Preparing Album

After nearly a decade, the Fugees –Lauryn, Wyclef and Pras–have emerged from a New York studio with the brand-new single “Take It Easy.” The new single is first taste of the eagerly awaited successor to the super group’s 1996 multi-platinum best-selling album The Score. “Take It Easy” showcases all three members and is currently enjoying… Read more »

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