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T-Boz Files For Divorce From Mack-10

R&B singer T-Boz of TLC has filed for divorce from West Coast rapper Mack 10 and, in the windfall, made a series of sensational allegations including death threats. According to the Associated Press, T-Boz (Tionne Tenese Watkins Rolison) said that Mack 10 (Dedrick D-Mon Rolison) cheated on her in addition to threatening her life. Subsequently,… Read more »

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Book Publisher Targets Hip-Hop

Riverhead Trade recently launched Riverhead/Freestyle, a new literary division of publishing giant Penguin Group. The new division will focus on feeding a growing demand for books by "Hip-Hop" consumers. The company just published the first title, "Blinking Red Light." The book was first self-published by the author, Mister Mann Frisby, former reporter for the Philadelphia… Read more »

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DMX Hit With Lawsuit Over Dog Clothing

DMX was hit with a lawsuit stemming from his involvement in the canine clothing company Boomer 129. Amusing Divisions Inc., the company behind Boomer 129, recently filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court, saying they weren’t aware of DMX’s 13-counts of animal cruelty charges, to which he pleaded guilty in 2002. DMX was ordered to… Read more »

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P. Diddy Takes Top Honor At Fashion Awards

Sean "P. Diddy" Combs’ Sean John clothing line landed him the prestigious Menswear Designer of the Year award, a first for an African-American in the world of fashion. The award was bestowed by the Council of Fashion Designers of America on Monday, June 7 at the New York Public Library. Combs beat out such fashion… Read more »

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Ray Charles, The Genius, Dead At 73

Pioneering African-American Icon Ray Charles passed away today at the age of 73 due to complications from liver disease. The 12 time Grammy Award winner passed away today at his home in Beverly Hills, California. Charles was diagnosed with liver disease last year after receiving hip-replacement surgery. On April 30, Charles made his last public… Read more »

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Organized Konfusion Reunion Off

It was projected to be a monumentus return. Prince Po, Pharoahe Monche, and newly added member O.C. had planned to re-introduce Organized Konfusion. Buckwild, Large Professor, and DJ Premier were all rumored to be on the boards. Even AllHipHop.com was excited enough to make this album one of the Top 5 for 2004. But after… Read more »

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Judge Rules In Favor Of Eminem In Source Copyright Case

On Tuesday, a judge ruled that The Source magazine failed to comply with a copyright order during their feud over controversial lyrics Eminem recorded years ago. Federal Judge Gerard E. Lynch said Source Enterprises violated an injunction to halt the publishing of the controversial lyrics when they posted them on their website. A small amount… Read more »

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Outlawz Not Signed To Cash Money-Yet

Fans of the Outlawz are stirring feverishly with the speculation that Tupac’s rebellious protégé’s have signed to Cash Money Records. But, according to Outlawz rapper E.D.I., the group is still ironing out details and have not officially joined the Cash Money roster. “Honestly, this thing has leaked too early. The deal isn’t done yet,” E.D.I…. Read more »

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Shaq Gets In Rap Battle With Skillz

The Los Angeles Lakers are embroiled in a highly competitive Championship Series against the Detroit Pistons, but that hasn’t stopped Shaq from engaging in a battle far more personal. The basketball juggernaut has turned his lyrical aggression to rapper Skillz even though he’s looking for yet another championship ring. Shaq went at the Virginia-bred rapper… Read more »

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Wu-Tang To Give Rare Performance At Festival

All members of the Wu-Tang Clan will be unified on stage during a rare performance at Rock The Bells, a day long Hip-Hop festival taking place in San Bernardino, California. RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Ghostface, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, U God and close affiliate Cappadona will treat enthusiastic fans to a… Read more »

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Cornerstone Celebrates 60th Mixtape

The typical mixtape always says “for promotional use only,” but few DJ’s have monotized the genre like Cornerstone Promotions, a company that currently celebrates the release of its 60th Mixtape.Chris Atlas, Cornerstone’s VP of urban marketing and promotion, said thatthe nationally distributed mixtape is a platform to showcase DJ’s and celebrate Hip-Hop.“Number 60 is a… Read more »

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New Trial For Beanie Sigel

Rapper Beanie Sigel celebrated a victory in his attempted-murder case in April, but the rapper has not escaped the clutches of the law yet. The Philadelphia district attorney’s office set a new trial yesterday at Common Pleas Court in a second attempt to convict Sigel for allegedly shooting a man outside of a West Philadelphia… Read more »

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