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Snoop Want To Film ‘Battle’ Against LAPD

Snoop Dogg is looking to document his most recent battle with the Los Angeles Police Department in a feature film. The Long Beach-bred rapper hopes to craft a movie derived from his experience in a football game against the cops. Tentatively titled, “The Longest Yard,” the movie is likely to be directed by Jessy Terrero,… Read more »

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Def Poetry Goes International

Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Jam is slated to tour internationally this summer, kicking off in the United Kingdom in August. "The original cast is slated to go," Executive Producer Stan Lathan told Playbill. "We’re going to go to Edinburgh in August and probably to London right after that, then there’s the U.S. tour." Black Ice,… Read more »

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FCC To Vote On Media Ownerhip

Monday, June 2nd is a big day for media conglomerate Clear Channel Communications. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is expected to vote next month on new media-ownership rules which would likely break the company’s stronghold on certain radio markets nationwide. Clear Channel, which operates 1,225 radio stations and 39 television stations in the United States,… Read more »

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Jam Master Jay’s Nephew “Boe Skagz” Shot In Queens

Rodney “Boe Skagz,” Walker, Jam Master Jay’s nephew and Rusty Waters group member was shot yesterday in Queens, New York. Sources told AllHipHop.com that Skagz was shot in the leg after an altercation with his assailant. Sources stated that Skagz had recorded a song similar to 50 Cent’s “Ghetto Quran.” On that record, 50 named various notorious Queen’s drug… Read more »

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Raekwon To Star In “The Coalition”

Raekwon is set to star in "The Coalition," a movie that centers around New York’s lucrative construction business and how it is exploited by minority non-union labor. The movie, described as a "modern day ‘On The Waterfront’," centers around one man’s quest to go against a city’s largest and most dangerous coalition group, the SBM… Read more »

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Irv Gotti Songwriter Of The Year

Irv Gotti snagged BMI’s Pop Songwriter of the Year award at BMI’s 51st Annual BMI Pop Awards. Gotti placed five titles on BMI’s Most Performed List of the 50, which garnered him the award. "Always On Time (Ja Rule featuring Ashanti), "I’m Real" (Ja Rule with Jennifer Lopez) "Livin it Up" (Ja Rule featuring Case)… Read more »

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AOL Time Warner, BMG Explore Merger

According to reports, media conglomerates AOL Time Warner and Bertelsman are in preliminary talks to merge their recorded music divisions. Both companies have suffered losses during the first quarter this year and are considering a 50/50 merger to better compete with Universal Music Group, a subsidiary of Vivendi Universal and the #1 leader in music… Read more »

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New Charges Filed Against Murder Inc.

A new civil suit filed in a Brooklyn federal court claims that Murder Inc. wrote checks to Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff in exchange for money made from drug proceeds. Authorities are seeking to take all revenue generated from the film "Crime Partners," claiming the movie was financed by drug money. The movie was released straight to… Read more »

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Roc-A-Wear Taps Former Spice Girl

Former Spice Girl Victoria "Posh Spice" Beckham and Naomi Campbell have been tapped by Roc-A-Wear to model the clothing line for their latest multi-million dollar advertising campaign. According to sources, Beckham and Campbell were both paid upwards of $1 million dollars to appear in the campaign, which will launch in America and Britian this summer…. Read more »

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Rap Tops Download List

A study by Nielsen/NetRatings revealed that rap music is the top genre downloaded on retail and e-commerce Web sites. The study also shows that downloaders are 111% more likely to purchase the titles than the rap fans that don’t download. The study surveyed 36,000 Internet users aged 18 and older and concluded 22% of the… Read more »

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Federal Court Rules Rosa Parks Can Appeal

A federal appeals court reopened a lawsuit filed by Rosa Parks against Outkast today, over their hit song that uses her name in the title. Parks’ initial lawsuit had been dismissed in 1999. Parks claimed that the group was using her name for profit and not compensating her. Parks was also offended at the racial… Read more »

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Inspectah Deck Prepares “The Movement”

Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck will release his long awaited second solo album, The Movement, in June. With production from QB beatsmith Ayatollah, former UMC member Hassan a.ka. "Phantom Of The Beats," Deck said the new album is going to "blow everybody away." "This is where y’all gonna see me take a stand," Deck said…. Read more »

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Cormega Readies Two New Projects

Rapper Cormega is working on two projects simultaneously, an EP and an LP. "I’m working on the Ayatollah-Comega EP & I’m working on the Urban Legend album," Cormega told AllHipHop.com. "It’s not gonna be a shoot um up, f**k you album. There’s gonna be no dis records," Mega said. The Ayatollah-Cormega EP features production from… Read more »

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