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Dame Dash ‘I Want Twista’

Although Twista is still signed to Atlantic Records, mogul Dame Dash is aggressively courting the Chi-town rapper in an attempt to sign him to Roc-A-Fella. “I’m trying to get Twista officially and unofficially – you can print that,” Dash said to Twista appears on Jay-Z’s Blueprint 2 track “Poppin Tags,” with OutKast’s Big Boi… Read more »



Rap Station Goes Wireless and Engineered Wireless Solution, Inc. have partnered in a business venture aimed at bringing technology into urban communities. The hip-hop Website founded by Public Enemy front man Chuck D and EWS have formed a corporation by the name of North American Initiative LLC, based in Atlanta, home of EWS. The corporation plans on partnering… Read more »



Baby Enjoying Success

Baby, CEO of Cash Money, is enjoying radio success with his record "Do That," which features fellow CEO, P.Diddy. "Do That" is the #1 most added song at Crossover Radio and the #2 most added song at Urban Radio. "Do That" is receiving heavy rotation in Nashville, Boston, Charleston, SC, Charlotte, NC, Miami (99 Jamz),… Read more »



Del, Planet Asia on Cali Comm Tour

Prepare for underground paradise. The Cali-Comm concert tour has been booked and is coming to a city near you. The tour sponsored by CA-Om Records kicked off last week and features hip-hop acts such as Del The Funky Homosapien, People Under The Stairs, Motion Man with Kustmasta Kurt, Skhoolyard featuring Planet Asia and Lifesavas. The… Read more »



NO ID Gets Cozy With Def Jam

Veteran Chi-Town Producer NO I.D. has inked a 3-album production deal with Def Jam/ Def Soul Records for his Face the Music imprint. The producer, who is best know for his early work with Common, has also landed a publishing deal with Chrysalis Music. The first artist to be released on Face the Music will… Read more »



Zulu Nation Celebrates Hip-Hop’s 28th Anniversary

The Universal Zulu Nation will celebrate the official anniversary of hip-hop culture November 8-10 in New York City. The annual event is recognized throughout the world as the longest running tribute to hip-hop music and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. The event pays homage not only to hip-hop, but to the pioneers… Read more »



M.O.P. on ROC, ‘We Not Gonna Change’

Brooklyn born and bred hardcore rap act M.O.P. recently cleared months of speculation and announced they have signed with Roc-A-Fella Records. Their currently untitled album is scheduled to drop in early 2003, according to reps for The Roc. Lil’ Fame, half of the rap portion of M.O.P., said he nor partner Billy Danz have no… Read more »



ASCAP To Showcase Emerging Talent

As part of the ASCAP Presents… Heineken R&B Ampt Music Series of regional showcases, four up-and-coming artists will be performing at The Cotton Club (152 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA) in Atlanta on Monday, September 30, 2002. Doors open at 7:00 PM. The show starts at 8:00 PM. The artist line-up includes LaMajic, Transcendental Funk, Heston… Read more »



Big Numbers For Flick Starring Ice Cube And Eve

"Barbershop," which stars rappers Ice Cube and Eve, snagged the number one spot at the North American box office according to MGM studio estimates issued Sunday. In the movie, Cube stars as the owner of barbershop that has been a long standing social gathering place in a Southside Chicago neighborhood. After his bills mount up,… Read more »



Grey Goose Vodka Gets Down With Rap

Grey Goose Vodka has teamed with Make Millions Management and Clear Channel Entertainment, to promote the first annual Grey Goose Vodka Music Tour, Billboard reports. The tour, which is scheduled to kick off Sept. 17th in New York, will feature Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, 8 Ball & MJG, Lady May, Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz and… Read more »



Run-D.M.C. To Tour With Aerosmith And Kid Rock

Run D.M.C. is embarking on a 39 city North American tour with Aerosmith and Kid Rock. The tour opens August 13th at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey and ends November 14th in San Francisco at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, announced Antonio "L.A." Reid, President and CEO, Arista Records. The tour dates are below:… Read more »



DMX Set To Dis JA-Rule

According to MTV, DMX is set to dis Ja Rule on a yet-to-be released song called "Ruled Out" where he alleges his label mate stole his style of rhyming and went on to multi-platinum success with it. The often-embattled DMX said that Def Jam executives and other associates are firmly against the song, but he… Read more »



DMX Pens Autobiography, Finishes New Album

DMX recently finished writing "E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX." Co-authored by veteran music journalist Smokey D. Fontaine, the 352 page book chronicles DMX’s early childhood, how he became a rapper & his exploits as an international star. "E.A.R.L. is poised to become the most gut-wrenching story of the hip-hop generation," Fontaine told The book… Read more »