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Guerilla Black Responds To Unauthorized Big Cizzle CD

Guerilla Black has been either praised or vilified for his similarities to the late Biggie Smalls, but after a several-years old album was resurrected from his past, many further questioned the Compton rapper’s authenticity. Under the name Big Cizzle, Black’s Ya Neva Seen It Com’n offers a very different sound reminiscent of Mystikal or DMX…. Read more »

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Kanye, Common, Musiq Unite To Fight Homelessness

The New Life Project Inaugural Concert, featuring Kanye West, Common, Musiq and The X-ecutioners, is scheduled to kick off on November 5th at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York. The concert, sponsored by AOL and Hot 97, will celebrate the launch of The New Life Project, an organization whose goal is to end homelessness in… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Journalists Host Round Table Panel Discussion

A host of Hip-Hop’s top music journalists gathered Tuesday (October 26th) at New York University for a roundtable discussion focusing on the role and impact of Hip-Hop journalism on the culture. When Hip-Hop journalism planted its seeds in the early 90s, many of the panelists said it was difficult to distinguish Hip-Hop writing from other… Read more »

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Awards Show Honors Philly Hip-Hop Legends

The 5th Annual Philadelphia Urban Legend Awards will take place Friday, November 5th at the Wiliarie’s Cultural & Performing Arts Complex in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This year’s awards gala is hosted by Philly radio legend Lady B., who hosted an influential Hip-Hop radio show “Street Beat,” that provided the backdrop for many lovers of the genre… Read more »

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KRS Responds To Media Accusations

Veteran rapper KRS-One has issued another statement to address the backlash concerning his comments regarding the 9/11 terror attacks in the United States. Despite a widely read rebuttal to his comments he made during a panel on politics for the New Yorker magazine, outlets nationwide have re-published portions of the rapper’s comments, labeling him “pro-Al… Read more »

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Jill Scott Talks Hip-Hop, Influences

Neo-soul singer Jill Scott, recognized for her upbeat songs, recently expressed her frustration with certain hip-hop artists, for relying too heavily on boastful, materialistic lyrics. Instead, Scott said rappers should expand the subject matter of their songs to include everyday issues. “It just frustrates me [because] not everybody can afford a diamond bracelet or a… Read more »

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Various Groups Work Towards Getting The Hip-Hop Vote To The Polls

With the presidential elections looming, various Hip-Hop related activist groups are hoping to get youth to the polls to vote, by using various artists’ celebrity muscle and grassroots marketing tactics. The Violator All Star DJ’s have teamed with Hip-Hop Summit Action Network and will produce a mixtape that will be given out until election day…. Read more »

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3rd Annual H2O Film Festival Kicks Off In NYC Next Week

The 3rd Annual H2O [Hip-Hop Odyssey] International Film Festival begins November 1-7th at the Bronx Museum of Arts. Over 100 Hip-Hop films, documentaries, narratives, PSA’s and shorts will be showcased, while 29 new Hip-Hop themed films will make their debut at the festival. Hip-Hop artists such as Kool Herc, Masta Ace, Kurtis Blow, Brand Nubian,… Read more »

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Diddy Hits The Swing States To Remind Youth To Vote

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ Citizen Change will launch a three-day get out and vote drive in the nation’s swing states, reminding people to vote in the upcoming November 2nd elections. The drive kicks off Tuesday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Combs will be joined buy such celebrities as Leonardo DiCaprio and singer Mary J. Blige. And… Read more »

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Cam, Nore Talk New Albums, New Sounds

Cam’ron has announced the new release date for his long awaited Purple Haze album, the follow up to his platinum selling Come Home With Me CD. Slated for a December 7th release on Diplomats/Roc-A-Fella records, Cam’ron revealed he was concocting the album for the past 7-8 months. “I always grow every album,” Cam’ron said of… Read more »

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Actress/Comedienne Yvette Wilson Launches Label

Actress and comedienne Yvette Wilson has launched a new record label, Fat Daddy Records, with husband her Jerome Harry. In addition to having roles in “Friday” and “Poetic Justice,” Wilson is known to millions as Andell on UPN’s “The Parkers” and “Moesha.” According to Wilson, her background in the entertainment industry and her husband’s enthusiasm… Read more »

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Afroman Set To Release Christmas Parody Album

Afroman is preparing to release Jobe Bells, a twelve-song compilation of holiday spoofs on his own Hungry Hustler Records. Songs like “Deck My Balls,” “Violent Night,” “Chronic Tree,” and “The 12 J’s of Christmas” are amongst the tracks of humorous holiday content on the project. Produced by Po Boy and the 2 Zigg Zaggs (Afroman’s… Read more »

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