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T. Pain Planning A Return To Rap

T.Pain is a unique sort of crooner, who brands his R&B style "Hard & B," for its reality-based approach. But, Pain has only been singing roughly 9 months and the Tallahassee, Florida native was a rapper beforehand. Despite the success of his hit single “I’m Sprung,” T. Pain reckons he’ll return to Rap music on… Read more »

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Rapper Busta Rhymes Cuts Dreads After 15 Years

After 15 years, Busta Rhymes has officially cut off his long dreadlocks. Busta Rhymes, born Trevor Smith, cut off his trademark dreadlocks during a recent photo shoot in a New York barbershop. “I started growing these sh–s in December ’89. I was 17,” Busta stated. “I signed my [record] deal and said I aint combing… Read more »

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Rhymefest Responds To S.A.S. Comments

Chicago rapper Rhymefest has addressed comments he made on a mixtape and in a recent issue of U.K. Hip-Hop magazine Hip-Hop Connection, regarding the U.K. based group, S.A.S. Rhymefest allegedly made comments about the group on a mixtape circulating and in the Dec. issue of Hip-Hop Connection. The magazine published comments Rhymefest made about the… Read more »

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NAACP Honors Rapper Hev With Spirit Award

Rapper/actor Hev (formerly Heavy D.) will be presented with the NAACP Spirit Award at the The 16th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards taking place in Feb. Hev is being awarded for his leading role in the stage play “Medal of Honor Rag” in addition to his accomplishments in film, television and music. “Sometimes when you do… Read more »

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Adisa Banjoko Talks ‘Lyrical Swords Vol. 2

Noted author, lecturer and veteran Hip-Hop journalist, Adisa "The Bishop" Banjoko will be releasing his second book "Lyrical Swords Volume 2: Westside Rebellion" on January 15th. The book is a collection of essays and interviews about the social, spiritual and cultural trends inside Hip-Hop and features chapters on chess and Hip-Hop, martial arts, the prison… Read more »

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French Lawmakers Accuse Rap Groups Of Inciting Riots

Various rappers and rap groups in France are facing legal action after being accused by lawmakers of inciting the country’s riots through their raps. 200 lawmakers signed a petition on Wednesday (Nov. 23) that was co-signed by 152 Deputies and 49 Senators and presented to Justice Minister Pascal Clement, singling out seven rappers/groups. The rap… Read more »

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9th Wonder Clarifies For Bun B, Preps Solo CD

It could have played out like another random rap beef, but Houston’s Bun B. and North Carolina’s Little Brother have no issues with each other. However, there is clarification. In Bun B.’s recent interview with AllHipHop.com, he admitted to enjoying LB’s music, but insinuated that, with The Minstrel Show, they may be making more enemies… Read more »

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Tom Green Launching Tour Across Canada

Tom Green is on the verge of releasing his debut rap album Prepare For Impact and in support of his upcoming release, he is planning a tour across Canada. The comedian/rapper is excited about his album and his opportunity to tour Canada to promote it. "What we want to do when we tour across country… Read more »

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The Inc. Lawyers On 50 Cent Shooting: ‘Hommo Did It, Even 50 Cent Said It’

The trial of Irv and Chris “Gotti” Lorenzo on federal money laundering charges continued yesterday (Nov. 21) opening with Judge Edward Korman hearing evidence about 50 Cent’s May 2000 shooting. Prosecutors argued in closed chambers that the May 2000 shooting is related to The Inc.’s money laundering trial, because it was ordered by Kenneth “Supreme”… Read more »

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