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AHH Stray News: Game, Fat Joe, Beasties, Jackie-O

After only one day on the shelves, the Game reportedly sold roughly 400,000 copies of his debut album The Documentary, released Tuesday (Jan. 18). While official figures won’t be available until Nielsen Soundscan numbers are released next week, The Documentary is expected to exceed 600,000. And Game remains optimistic. "Hopefully, we’ll live up to that… Read more »

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Russell Simmons Releasing DVD Series On African-Americans

Black History month starts in February and Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons will release a new DVD series that focuses on various African-American trailblazers. The DVD’s, titled “The History Makers: Faith,” “The History Makers: Courage” and “The History Makers: Success,” detail inspiring success stories of African American luminaries who refused the lot handed out by an… Read more »

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Pharrell Williams Ends Clothing Deals With Reebok

After filing a $4 million breach of contract lawsuit against sneaker giant Reebok last month, Pharell Williams, one half of the production duo The Neptunes recently negotiated a mutual split with the company. In 2003, Reebok and Pharell agreed established a licensing-and-distribution partnership to launch Williams’ Ice Cream footwear collection and HIS Billionaire Boys Club… Read more »

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M.O.P. Won’t Come Between Jay-Z & Dame Dash

They don’t call them the first family for nothing. Brooklyn rap group M.O.P. say if they can’t reach an agreement between both Jay-Z and Damon Dash for a new recording contract then the former Roc-A-Fella artists will look elsewhere. “When we came into the situation it was like Roc-A-Fella: Jay, Dame,” Billy Danze told AllHipHop.com… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Artists Salute A Tribe Called Quest

The spirit of A Tribe Called Quest lived on at Joe’s Pub in New York City on Monday (Jan. 17) as hip-hop, neo-soul and jazz artists came together for “Beats, Rhymes and Life” – A Tribute to A Tribe Called Quest. With musician/vocalist Anu-Sun leading the Bohemian Chocolate Café’s jazz sextet, the band laid down… Read more »

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Nas& Kelis To Air Wedding On TV

Now that rap’s prodigal son Nas and R&B singer Kelis have officially wed, the couple is unraveling details of the covert wedding ceremony that took place January 8 by appearing on the one-hour ABC special “In Style Celebrity Weddings,” to air January 27 at 8 P.M. E.T. The hip-hop lovebirds will be featured on the… Read more »

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Madonna Sues Dr. Dre, Eve And Mary J. Blige

Legendary pop singer Madonna is reportedly suing R&B songstress Mary J. Blige, Aftermath producer Dr. Dre and rapper Eve for copyright infringement. A publishing company claims that Blige’s recent song "Not Today," featuring Eve and produced by Dre, too closely resembles Madonna’s classic 1983 hit "Holiday." According to court documents, the company alleges that parts… Read more »

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Turk Still In Jail, Release Rumors False

Contrary to rumors that Cash Money rapper Young Turk was recently released from prison, his camp has confirmed that the former Hot Boys member remains incarcerated. "Whether or not Turk is still in jail or not is starting to become [like] the speculation of Tupac still alive," Turk’s former publicist Phyllis Pollack of Def Press… Read more »

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Tego Calderon Opposes P. Diddy’s Sean John Deal In Light Of Sweatshop Scandal

After largely contributing to the burgeoning buzz of the reggaeton movement over the past year, Latin star Tego Calderon recently vetoed P. Diddy’s offer to model for his Sean John Spring Collection, in light of the company’s alleged use of sweatshop labor in Central America. Under the conditions of the deal, Calderon was scheduled to… Read more »

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