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Immortal Technique Talks The Majors And Money

In the last two years, Immortal Technique’s voice has steadily gotten louder outside of his normal underground surroundings. The Harlem-bred lyricist is weighing his options before he releases another album, he said, but he spoke at length about where he’s headed. “I’m coming back to the roots, what made me Immortal Technique – real raw…. Read more »

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Dr. Dre And Burt Bacharach Collaboration Coming Next Fall

Songwriting legend Burt Bacharach and Dr. Dre continue to work together on an untitled project, which was first announced in February of 2003. Bacharach, who is 76-years-old, said that working with Dr. Dre on the untitled project was comparable to his relationship with his famous songwriting partner, Hal David."Three of the four things I’ve already… Read more »

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Kanye West Leads Source Award Nominees

The Source magazine announced the nominations for their 7th annual awards show. Kanye West led all nominees with seven nods, Ludacris earned six nominations and fellow Atlanta rapper Lil Jon snagged four. Other artists nominated include Jay-Z, Lil’ Flip, Juvenile and Twista, who will face off in the Artist of the Year category, while Outkast,… Read more »

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Tupac Shakur’s Works Turned Into Sheet Music

Aspiring piano players can now hone their skills by playing the music of Tupac Shakur, courtesy of The Tupac Shakur Collection, a sheet music song book for piano/vocal/chords that spans his entire career. The release of the sheet music comes on the eve of the eighth anniversary of Shakur, who was gunned down in 1996… Read more »

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Loon Assault Charges Dropped

Bad Boy Records artist Loon has been cleared of felony assault charges after a Beverly Hills Superior Court judge dismissed the case stating there was a lack of evidence to go to trial. Loon and two associates, William Reyes and Teon Tanqueray were charged with felony assault after a bouncer was stabbed at a House… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Jay-Z, Raekwon, Bootcamp

Rocawear was forced to scrap the name of a clothing and jewelry line called “Rocawear MUSE,” after a competitor claimed trademark infringement. According to a lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court, Rocawear competitor Maggy London International owns the “MUSE” trademark and has also sold women’s apparel and accessories as well. Rocawear also inked a deal… Read more »

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Whoo Kid Teams With Rock The Vote For Mixtape

Rock the Vote has teamed with DJ Whoo Kid to release a new mixtape they hope will lead Hip-Hop enthusiasts to the polls. The new mixtape features exclusive songs and freestyles from such heavyweights as Snoop Dogg, Lloyd Banks, Jadakiss, Pharrell Williams, Game and guest appearances by Nas, P. Diddy, Halle Berry and others. “This… Read more »

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Ruling On Sampling Could Have An Effect On Hip-Hop

A federal appeals court in Cincinnati, Ohio ruled yesterday (Sept. 7) that artists should pay for every sample included in their work, a ruling that could have an effect on Hip-Hop music, which often utilizes pieces of other copyrighted works. A three-judge panel of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals said that federal laws passed… Read more »

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50 Cent Claims To Tape Sex Acts

50 Cent has reportedly taken dramatic measures to ensure that he doesn’t have to endure a public trial like basketball star Kobe Bryant. According to Elite TV, the rapper claims to film all of sexual exploits that occur within his lavish mansion by utilizing a plethora of spy-like angles. “No matter what you do, it’s… Read more »

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Field Mob Member Arrested On Kidnapping Charges

Field Mob group member Shawn "Kalage" Johnson was arrested in Atlanta on kidnapping charges, according to reports. Police claim Johnson took a six-month-old girl that he believes he fathered and disappeared in July. While Johnson is in custody, police said he will not reveal the whereabouts of the child, who is still missing. In August… Read more »

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Twista Injured In Fatal Car Crash

Twista was injured in a car crash that killed a member of his entourage Monday (Sept. 7) morning in Pennsylvania. The rapper was treated and released after the van he was a passenger in crashed on Interstate 90, as Twista was heading from Syracuse, New York, to his hometown of Chicago. The van swerved off… Read more »

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