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Trina Hosts ‘Queen of Clubs’ For Playboy TV

After experiencing success with their television show “Buckwild,” Playboy TV is now increasing their Hip-Hop oriented programming. The network will launch three new shows featuring Luke, Trina, Mekhi Phifer, Jadakiss, Lil Jon and The Eastside Boys, Trick Daddy and others as part of a four-week hip-hop programming block. Trina will host “Queen of Clubs” which… Read more »

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Chuck D. Programs TV For Trio

Public Enemy’s Chuck D. will take over programming at cable channel Trio for a week and will show viewers films relating to the African-American experience in the United States. From time to time the network hands programming duties over to celebrities, who are given creative control over a block of time. The first film to… Read more »

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Snoop Dog Planning ‘R&G’ Album

Snoop Dogg has announced the title for his newest album, which is a co-production between Snoop’s Doggy Style imprint and The Neptunes’ Star Trak label. R&G: (Rhythm & Gangsta) The Masterpiece is slated to be released in time for the Thanksgiving holiday and will be distributed by Geffen Records. In a recent interview, Snoop said… Read more »

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Ja Rule Arrested In New York

Jeffery “Ja Rule” Atkins was arrested for allegedly possessing marijuana early yesterday morning in New York.According to reports, the rapper was driving his 2001 Mercedes Benz in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village around 2:00 am, when police spotted him making an illegal lane change.When police searched the car, they found a small amount of marijuana.In addition to… Read more »

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Vivica Breaks Silence On 50 Cent

After the 2004 BET Awards, actress Vivica Fox angrily balked at the notion that she used 50 Cent’s popularity to further her own career during their short relationship. “50 Cent might like to think he made me sexy but I just had to get that out in the universe and let him know no he… Read more »

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Ghostface’s Theodore Unit About To Emerge

Ghostface Killah’s new group Theodore Unit is preparing to drop their new album, 718, named after a New York area code. Ghostface has described Theodore Unit, which consists of Cappadonna, Kryme Life, Wigs, Du-Lilz, Trife Da God and Solomon Childs, as a consortium of deep thinkers. “You don’t necessarily have to be an emcee, it’s… Read more »

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D.C. Company Animates G-Unit’s ‘My Buddy’

Capitol Gainz Entertainment, a multi-faceted group based in Washington D.C., has created a 3D cartoon for G-Unit’s latest video, “My Buddy.” after being contracted by the rap outfit. The company, of emcee/co-CEO Blyss, co-CEO Broadway, Chewy and Dula, considers themselves a “complete entertainment company that deals with music, animation and videos.” After a chance meeting… Read more »

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Beatnuts Dis J-Lo Again

The Beatnuts are still unhappy with Jennifer Lopez’ sampling of their hit song “Watch Out Now” and hurl insults at the actress/singer on their latest album, Milk Me. ”Confused Rappers” features Rahzel and showcases agitated group member Junkyard Juju taunting Lopez. J-Lo with producers The Track Masters turned The Beatnuts’ “Watch Out Now,” which flaunted… Read more »

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Lloyd Banks To Take #1 Spot Next Week

G-Unit member Lloyd Banks’ debut album The Hunger for More is outselling expectations and will debut at #1 next week on Billboard’s Top 200 Charts. The past three weeks have been banner weeks for Hip-Hop starting when veteran group The Beastie Boys’ latest album To the 5 Boroughs shot to #1 and moved over 360,000… Read more »

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Mr. Cheeks Launches Record Label, Preps New Album

Queens rapper Mr. Cheeks is preparing his third solo album, Ladies and Ghettomen, but not without some legal problems. Mr. Cheeks founded Legal Drug Money Records to release his music independently in a partnership with Contango Records, a company partially owned by underground rapper Breez Evahflowin. However, Cheeks was under contract to another label, The… Read more »

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Group Connected To Bush Family Purchases Movie Chain

The Carlyle Group, one company that is the subject of intense scrutiny in Michael Moore’s anti-Bush documentary "Fahrenheit 9/11" is one of three investment firms that now own movie theater chain Loews Cineplex Entertainment. Carlyle, which was founded in 1987, manages almost $17 billion dollars worth of investments. Past directors include George Bush, James Baker… Read more »

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Cam’ron Creates Diplomats Hat

Cam’ron, CEO and chief lyricist of Diplomat Records, has designed his own signature baseball hat for New Era’s 59Fifty “Capture the Flag” limited-edition hat series. With this feat, he joins the ranks of Roger Clemens, Fabolous and Bobbito as the fifth time a celebrity has crafted a 59Fifty cap. Of course the hat represents Cam’ron… Read more »

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