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VIBE Awards Marred By Violence

The 2nd Annual VIBE music awards were marred by violence according to sources at Santa Monica Municipal Airport in Los Angeles, a fracas that resulted in a temporary stoppage of the event. While the details are vague, Dr. Dre was slated to receive the Vibe Legend Award for his achievements and contributions to Hip-Hop over… Read more »

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Pras Snags Rights To Iceberg Slim’s ‘Pimp’

In addition to plotting a reunion with The Fugees, rapper Pras has snagged the rights to produce the story of legendary author Robert “Iceberg Slim” Beck. The film will be an adaptation of Iceberg Slim’s book “Pimp: The Story of My Life,” which was originally released in 1969. The movie was originally set to star… Read more »

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Living Legends Group Members Form CMA

Living Legends group members The Grouch and Luckyiam are preparing to release their second album together, as group CMA, Cool Man Association. The album, titled All Over, was produced by Eli, The Grouch, J-Thrills and DJ Epik. “We’ve been trying to make another album for a few years,” Luckyiam said. “But we’ve been so busy… Read more »

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Common Encourages HIV Testing

Hip-Hop artist Common is joining with Viacom Inc. and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation to present a series of motivational public service advertisements (PSA’s) encouraging HIV testing as part of the KNOW HIV/AIDS campaign. The "Knowing is Beautiful" PSAs, which launched in June, seek to educate young people on the importance of HIV testing,… Read more »

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Outkast Dominate AMA’s, Kanye West Says He Was Robbed

Outkast took home three American Music Awards last night (November 14th), topped only by Usher, who snagged four awards. The rappers took home awards for Favorite Pop/Rock Band and Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop album for their double CD Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. They also won Best Rap/Hip-Hop group. During their acceptance speech, group member Big Boi paid homage… Read more »

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Luke Campbell Opening ‘Luke’s Cabaret’ Gentleman’s Clubs

Luther “Luke” Campbell is opening what he hopes will be the first national “urban” strip club franchise, Luke’s Cabaret. Luke will combine his name and entertainment connections with an upscale gentleman’s club that will target successful and affluent African-American and Latino Males. “I am going to be highly involved in the management of these clubs-… Read more »

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Ol’ Dirty Bastard Dead

Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard passed away today (November 13). While details are sketchy, sources told AllHipHop.com that the rapper collapsed and died in a Manhattan recording studio. Ol’ Dirty had complained of chest pains, but the cause of death was not immediatley known. The rapper was two days shy of reaching his 36th… Read more »

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T.I. Shooting ‘Dope Boyz’ Flick

After serving a bit of jail time which erupted into a nationwide prison controversy, T.I. is preparing to return to his roots of rap, with a new album Urban Legend, slated for a November 30th release date.”It is a very diverse album with everything on it,” T.I. told AllHipHop.com. “I am serious; I got more… Read more »

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Dana Dane Talks New Album, VH1 Documentary

With an album just completed and a special performance at Howard University’s Homecoming last month, Dana Dane gave his thoughts on the recent VH1 tribute to hip-hop and spoke on the future of the industry. Performing their classic hits, hip-hop pioneers Sweet Tee, Special Ed, Whodini, Grandmaster Melle Mel and Scorpio and Busy Bee were… Read more »

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Former Member Of Da Youngstas Launches Company

Rapper/Producer Qu’ran Goodman, formerly of Philadelphia rap trio Da Youngstas is preparing to launch his solo career and developing his new production company, Face Off Entertainment under Sony Urban Records. Goodman’s last name should ring bells for Hip-Hop historians. His parents are Lawrence and Ann Goodman, owners of the first Hip-Hop label in Philadelphia, the… Read more »

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Shaq Starts Label, Taps, Kayslay, Makes NBA History

Miami Heat basketball star Shaquille O’Neal is financing a new record label, which recently landed a distribution deal with KOCH Records. KOCH will handle the marketing and distribution for the label, DEJA34 Records. Mark Stevens, a long-time friend of Shaq is the CEO, while mixtape king DJ Kayslay has been named head A&R of the… Read more »

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