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Bloodline Records Taps UK Talent

DMX’s label Bloodline Records is increasing their international efforts and is aiming to recruit talented rappers from England. The label recently held an open mic contest at the West End’s Mean Fiddler. The sessions were filmed and executives from the label will come back to the United States to judge the rappers and pick a… Read more »

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Texas DJ Arrested In Lil’ Jon Scam

Police have arrested a suspect they believed pulled off a scam that duped hundreds of people out of a Lil’ Jon concert in Fargo, North Dakota. Scott Elkins, 31, was arrested on felony theft charges on Wednesday. Police said Elkins is a former radio DJ from Texas known as Hollywood Haze. Police tracked Elkins’ credit… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Too Phat, Mos Def, American Eagle, HSAN

Russell Simmons and the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) won a victory yesterday (August 18th), when a judge ruled that part of New York’s lobbying law was unconstitutional. Simmons and Dr. Ben Chavis, were being investigated over money spent during a 2003 rally against the Rockefeller Drug Laws. The commission claimed HSAN was acting as… Read more »

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Fans Of Lil Jon Duped In North Dakota

Fans of Lil’ Jon in Fargo, North Dakota, were duped out of a concert and money after a man falsely represented the rapper and promoted a phony concert. Fargo police are investigating a man they believe is responsible for the hustle, who called himself “Peter Schwartz” and billed himself as Lil’ Jon’s promoter. Police said… Read more »

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Twip Hopes To Stir Up Controversy With New Video

Durham, North Carolina rapper Twip hopes to strengthen his buzz with the release of a single & video, “Back Drop.” The explicit video, in the same vein as Nelly’s Tip Drill & Ludacris’ “P-Poppin,” premieres tonight on BET’s “Uncut” video show. “If they aren’t talking about me already they will after they see this,” Twip… Read more »

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Another Death For Ice-T’s Group Body Count

Body Count guitarist Dennis “D-Roc” Miles passed away yesterday morning (August 17) after a battle with a disease that attacked his lymph nodes and skin. Miles, a member of the group fronted by veteran rapper Ice-T, was suffering with mycosis fungoides, a disease that has no known cure. He passed away at the City of… Read more »

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Simmons’ Sneaks Outselling Competition

Russell and Kimora Simmons announced that their respective sneaker lines were out-selling major competitors in stores across the country. The Simmons’ “Diva” sneaker and the Phat Farm Classic shoe moved over 36,000 pairs through 900 Finish Line stores, selling more than Nike, Reebok and Adidas in a single week. “Nike is $10 billion dollar company,”… Read more »

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Outlawz Not Signing With Cash Money

The Outlawz have announced that their highly anticipated signing to Cash Money Records is not going to happen. A spokesman said the initial deal was never finalized and they are now exploring other options. “The Outlawz were waiting two months for their advance and Cash Money never signed the contract,” the group’s official website reads…. Read more »

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Kings Dominion Cancels Annual College Hip-Hop Fest

Black Entertainment Television and Paramount’s Kings Dominion theme park in Virginia have pulled the plug on their annual College Hip-Hop Fest. According to a press release, the festival was yanked due to poor attendance. The annual event drew students from nearby black colleges in the area, as well as others up and down the east… Read more »

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Prison Officials Investigating Shyne’s Phone Records

The release of Jamal "Shyne" Barrow’s album Godfather: Buried Alive has hit a snag, as prison officials claim the incarcerated rapper may have violated inmate rules by doing business from the prison phones. Officials took Barrow’s phone privileges away today (August 16) and are now investigating that rapper’s phone calls. If he is found guilty… Read more »

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Mr. Complex ‘Enters’ Film World

While rapper Mr. Complex works the underground circuit and tours throughout the globe, during daylight hours he works in a world much different than underground Hip-Hop. As a production assistant [PA], Mr. Complex works with assistant director’s on various commercial movies and is planning his own film. While some may find it difficult to maneuver… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Butterfly, Royce Da 5’9, Ja Rule

Ja Rule, Ashanti and R. Kelly will appear on “Wonderful,” the first single from Ja Rule’s upcoming R.U.L.E. Ja Rule’s album hits stores November 9, one week prior to the release of Ashanti’s third album, which is untitled. Royce Da 5’9 is preparing to release a new album, M.I.C. The 16-track album is Royce’s third… Read more »

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Former Bad Boy Exec Charged With Money Laundering

A former president of Bad Boy Records has been charged with laundering $1 million dollars in drug money through a bogus company. Kirk Burrowes, who filed a $25 million dollar lawsuit against Sean “P. Diddy” Combs last year, is accused of depositing proceeds from cocaine sales into the bank account of a company known as… Read more »

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