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Diddy’s Ex Seeks Child Support Increase

The mother of P.Diddy’s eldest son, Misa Hylton-Brim, testified in Family Court yesterday in an attempt to increase the amount of child support she receives from the hip-hop mogul.Hylton-Brim is seeking $30,000 a month, up from the $5,000 a month she currently receives.Her lawyer claimed the desired amount is equivalent to what Diddy pays in… Read more »

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FBI Coming To Local Record Stores

In an effort to deter music piracy, the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has struck a deal with the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI).The music industry was granted permission to use the FBI logo in CD packaging, warning against unauthorized copying of music.Individual labels are at liberty as to where the logo should be… Read more »

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Cristal Shortage Plagues Houston

Cristal drinking rappers and revelers headed to the Superbowl festivities in Houston, Texas may be without their favorite drink.The city is experiencing a shortage of the champagne, due to the number of rappers and athletes planning events during the weekend.By yesterday afternoon (January 21), local liquor retailers had sold out of the drink, which runs… Read more »

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Master P. Inks Distribution Deal With Koch

Percy “Master P.” Miller has left Universal Records and inked a label deal for his New No Limit Records with Koch Records.The first release under the new deal will be Master P.’s 10th solo album, Good Side/Bad Side.The album, along with every release under the new deal, will come with a DVD release. Good Side/Bad… Read more »

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Mos Def To Showcase Jazz Influences

Mos Def will give a series of rare Jazz performances at the legendary Blue Note New York restaurant, as part of the “Another Side Series.”The performances, produced by Jill Newman, will take place February 13-15.R&B singers Bilal, Donnie and Nas’ father, accomplished trumpeter Olu Dara, have all been featured in past shows.Mos Def will explore… Read more »

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Croatian Hip-Hop Scene Spotlighted

In a testament to the diversity of Hip-Hop music and culture, the Zagreb, Croatian Hip-Hop scene will be featured in the “Whut’s Really Hood” section of the March 2004 issue of The Source.”It is going to be the first two-page article on Zagreb in The Source, even though magazines like Mugshot, Hip-Hop Connection, Backspin and… Read more »

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Set To Hip-Hop

Adisa Banjoko’s “One Mic,” a political radio show, premiered excerpts of a rare speech made by Dr. Martin Luther King set to hip-hop music.Producer Inspector Double Negative debuted the exclusive remix last night (January 18).”Now let me make this clear in the beginning, that I see this war as an unjust, evil & futile war…. Read more »

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Foxy Brown Reality Show Coming To MTV

Foxy Brown is coming to MTV in a reality series titled “Foxy’s Family.”The show, described as “Good Times meets Making of the Band, with The Osbournes dynamic,” will feature the Brooklyn bred rapper shuttling back and forth between her Suburban New Jersey home and Brooklyn, New York, where she grew up.The weekly show will focus… Read more »

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All Star Cast To Perform At World B-Boy Championship

Ludacris will join an all star lineup scheduled to participate at the first annual World B-Boy Championships.Taking place on February 7th and 8th at Wembley Arena in the U.K., the event will feature Slick Rick’s first performance in his native land in almost 20 years.Clipse, Pharaoh Monch, The Jungle Brothers and Killa Kela will give… Read more »

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MC Lyte Tapped As Host For “Star Search”

Grammy nominated rapper MC Lyte has been tapped to serve as judge on the 2004 season of “Star Search.”The winner of the tournament style competition will be awarded $100,000.Lyte will be joined by country music singer Naomi Judd, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” and executive producer Matti Lesham.The series premieres tomorrow (January 17) from… Read more »

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