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Witness Missing In Turk Case, Trial Delayed

Federal Prosecutors in charge of the case against Tab "Turk" Virgil have been given until August 1st to come up with a key witness in their case against the former Cash Money "Hot Boy." The case was scheduled for trial this past Tuesday, but U.S attorneys asked for a delay because they couldn’t locate witness… Read more »

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Mistrial Declared In Biggie Trial

On Wednesday, a federal judged declared a mistrial in the case of the wrongful death of the Notorious B.I.G, which had seen only three trial dates. Presiding Judge Florence-Marie Cooper made the ruling based on the view that the defendant Los Angeles Police Department had withheld crucial evident. The finding came after an unnamed person… Read more »

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Rocksteady Crew Celebrating 28th Anniversary

The Rock Steady Crew will celebrate its 28th Anniversary later this month with five days of festivities. The event this year will also present the First Annual Spy Award to B-boys Kamel and Wicket. The Rock Steady Crew 28th Anniversary will celebrate 28 years in which The RSC not only nationalized the art of break… Read more »

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WMG Exec Kevin Liles Dropping Inspirational Book

Music industry executive Kevin Liles announced that he will release an inspirational book in September titled “From Intern to President Make it Happen: The Hip Hop Generation Guide to Success.” The book gives advice to up and coming executives on how to navigate the turbulent waters of the music industry and contains stories from his… Read more »

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Viacom Backs Black August, Focuses On AIDS Awareness

This year’s 8th Annual Black August Hip-Hop Benefit Concert kicks off this summer with shows in New York City (August 7) and Tanzania, East Africa. The annual concert sponsored by KNOW HIV/AIDS and Viacom aims to encourage HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness among young adults in the hip-hop community. Throughout the festivities, HIV/AIDS resource materials will… Read more »

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AZ Preps New Album

East New York native AZ was last heard in 2002 when he dropped his critically-acclaimed album AZiatic. Now, three years later, the only guest on Nas’ classic Illmatic is back once again withA.W.O.L. Being released through AZ’s Quiet Money label in conjunction with Fastlife Music, A.W.O.L. is being hailed as another stellar chapter in AZ’s… Read more »

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Lil Kim Sentenced To Prison Time

Platinum selling rapper Lil’ Kim was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, fined $50,000 and sentenced to three years probation by a federal judge today (July 6), after being convicted on federal perjury and conspiracy charges. Lil’ Kim was escorted by rappers Freddie Foxxx (Bumpy Knuckles), Maino and a fortress of security… Read more »

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Rev Run Finishes First Ever Solo Album

Former Run-DMC member Reverend Run has announced the completion of his first ever solo album, Distortion. The album was produced entirely by Run and Whiteboy. The first single from the album, “Mind On the Road,” will be featured in EA Sports’ popular football title, “Madden 2006.” Run, born Joseph Simmons, is the younger brother of… Read more »

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Baton Rouge Rapper Beelow Shot In Dispute

Beelow, a local rapper from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is in the hospital after being shot in the head in a dispute over bootlegged CD’s.   Beelow, who worked with such artists as Juvenile, C-Murder and David Banner and opened for such acts as 8Ball & MJG, Master P, and Silkk the Shocker, was allegedly accused… Read more »

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