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Legal Wrestling Match Between DDP & Jay-Z Continues, Rocawear Added To Lawsuit

The legal wrestling match between wrestler Diamond Dallas Page and Jay-Z continues in court, as the wrestler has added Roc-A-Wear to a trademark and copyright infringement lawsuit.Diamond Dallas Page filed the original lawsuit in December of 2005 in Los Angeles Federal Court, claiming that Jay-Z’s popular Roc-A-Fella diamond hand gesture was illegally adopted from his… Read more »

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The Day All Hell Broke Loose, Vol. 3

Artist: Swishahouse Presents…Title: The Day All Hell Broke Loose, Vol. 3Rating: 3 1/2 StarsReviewed by: Paine Michael “5000” Watts and Swishahouse discovered Mike Jones, Paul Wall, and Slim Thug. However, with only Paul still amicable with the label, their motives and staying-power is questionable. In a quiet year for Houston releases, Swishahouse unveiled their bright… Read more »

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Jay-Z Hangar Tour Takes Off in Atlanta, Lands In Las Vegas

Jay-Z’s groundbreaking 24-hour "Hangar Tour," successfully launched Saturday morning (November 18) in Atlanta and wrapped early Sunday morning (Nov. 19) in Las Vegas. The rapper hit the road in support of his new album Kingdom Come, along with Memphis Bleek, DJ Green Lantern and MTV’s Sway. Jay-Z and his entourage visited Atlanta, Philadelphia, Washington D.C.,… Read more »

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Killing Fields

Artist: MolemenTitle: Killing FieldsRating: 4 StarsReviewed by: Michael Pollock Chicago Hip-Hop is in the middle of everything, and that means sedimentary influence: New York boom-bap, L.A. swagger, Southern drawl; it’s all around, all for the taking. It reached a new high in 2005, with Common (Be) and Kanye West (Late Registration) putting out groundbreaking albums… Read more »

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Jay-Z, Russell Simmons Team To Combat Anti-Semitism

Jay-Z and Russell Simmons have teamed up to produce a public service announcement aimed at combating anti-semitism. In addition to running his non-profit organization The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, Simmons serves as chairman of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding. The foundation’s mission is to foster and develop positive relationships with other ethnic groups. The Foundation… Read more »

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Mr. T: Pity The Fool

"[You] talking much junk like Mr. T is your back, but he’s not so don’t act cute." -EMPD on "You’re A Customer" Its hard to determine if he realizes it or not, but Mr. T is indelibly linked to Hip-Hop and many of the culture’s ingrained sensibilities. Legendary lyricists like Slick Rick, Bug Pun and… Read more »

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Kanye Crashes MTV Europe Awards Stage

Kanye West had another awards show fit last night (Nov. 2) and this time it was staged at the MTV Europe Music Awards in Copenhagen, Denmark, after he lost the best video honor. The Chicago rapper crashed the stage when the trophy was being presented to Justice and Simian for their song, “We Are Your… Read more »

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