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Finalists Announced In Nas Album Contest

Nas has announced the finalists for Thief’s Theme – a competition Sony had opened for UK rappers a couple of months ago. The contest attracted over 2,000 entries across Great Britain. Rappers were encouraged to download the instrumental version of his single "Thief’s Theme." The final winner will be selected by Nas himself and brought… Read more »

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Ms Dynamite Arrested For Assault

Leading UK rapper/singer Ms. Dynamite has been arrested for an alleged assault that took place at a London restaurant, according to sources. The incident, which allegedly took place last month, occurred in central London in the Soho district, Reuters reports. "A 23-year-old woman voluntarily attended a central London police station on October 1 following an… Read more »

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Foxy Brown Signs With S.Carter Records

Rapper Foxy Brown has signed a deal with Jay-Z’s new label, S. Carter Records. A source revealed that the deal has not been officially announced, because Carter has not settled on a distribution deal for his new imprint. “Lyor [Cohen] was with Jay-Z in Chicago on tour and LA Reid was with him soon after,”… Read more »

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Jay-Z To Release Feature Film ‘Fade To Black’

Jay-Z has teamed with production company @radical.media and Paramount Classics to release “Fade To Black,” a film that chronicles the rapper’s farewell performance as a solo artist at Madison Square Garden in November of 2003. Jay-Z narrates the film, which takes viewers backstage during the concert and offers fans a chance to look at how… Read more »

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Nelly Defends ‘Tip Drill’ Video

Nelly is brushing off critics of his video “Tip Drill,” and is planning on producing a full-length adult movie based around the song and video. The original video, which aired on BET’s UnCut late night video show, came under fire from various African-American groups and women on college campuses across the nation for it’s portrayal… Read more »

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Kanye West Cleans Up At MOBO’s

Mos Def hosted the Music Of Black Origin awards, held last night at the Royal Albert Hall, London. American Hip-Hop act Kanye West was the evening’s biggest winner, taking home awards in three categories, including Best Album, Best Hip-Hop Act and Best Producer, fueled by the success of his album, College Dropout. The night’s other… Read more »

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Mixshow Power Summit Kicks Off In Puerto Rico

The 7th Annual Mixshow Power Summit kicked off this week in Rio Grande, Puerto Rico. The 4 day summit brings together some of the best mixshow and club deejays in the world, as well as some of the hottest talent all of the major labels have to offer. On Thursday, September 30th, the Mixshow Power… Read more »

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Sprint Wireless Puts Bling In Ringtones

Sprint PCS, one of the nation’s largest cell phone companies, introduced BlingTones this past Tuesday (Sept. 21), which allows subscribers to personalize their ring tones with original compositions by the likes of hip-hop producers such as Rockwilder and Hi-Tek. The wireless provider has partnered with Lagadere Active North America in hopes of increasing its share… Read more »

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Phonte And Nicolay Hooking Up Again

With their debut album, Connected, hitting shelves only a few weeks ago, the members of Foreign Exchange, Phonte of Little Brother and producer Nicolay, aren’t waiting very long for their next collaboration. “We’re working together again on this singer’s project named Darien Brockington,” Phonte told Allhiphop.com from his home in North Carolina. Many fans of… Read more »

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Digable Planets Reunite

Early 1990’s Hip-Hop collective Digable Planets have announced that they have reunited and are working on a new album. Butterfly, Doodlebug (Cee Knowledge) and Ladybug Ms. Mecca formed the group in the early 90’s while attending college in Massachusetts. The group’s debut release Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time & Space) was an instant classic… Read more »

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Pharrell Ditches MOBO’s, Mos Def To Host Awards Show

Pharrell Williams has ditched his duties as host of the 2004 MOBO Awards, Europe’s premiere award show for outstanding black music. The cancellation left organizers scrambling for a host for the event which tapes tomorrow (September 30th). "I fully support the MOBO Awards and unfortunately due to scheduling problems I will be unable to host… Read more »

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Mase & Wife Have Baby Boy

For those fans disgruntled that Mase missed his “Welcome Back” concert on September 25, the Bad Boy has a very good reason, albeit a tiny one. His wife Twyla Betha has given birth to a baby boy. According to sources with Bad Boy Records, the baby was born about 2 weeks ago and he cancelled… Read more »

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