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Tom Silverman & Jazzy Jay: Give It Up or Turn It Loose

My, how times have changed. On the famous Tommy Boy label, Stetsasonic’s “Talkin’ All That Jazz” addressed controversy within sampling, and became an anthem for any producer getting served by Barry White or The Turtles. However, Tommy Boy’s music has always showed a higher appreciation for the records used to create their own classics. 45… Read more »



Def Jam And EA Renew Partnership

Def Jam Enterprises and Electronic Arts have extended an already successful partnership that will ensure the release of several video game titles exclusively over a number of years. The first game to be released under the new deal will be “Def Jam 3,” the sequel to the successful games “Def Jam Vendetta” and “Def Jam… Read more »



The Game: Locked and Loaded

The last time caught up with The Game, "300 Bars" was just days away from dropping. I’d say at least 200 of those bars gave the streets something to talk about, and a lot of follow-up questions. It turns out that our man Semtex over in London just caught Chuck Taylor swinging through, and… Read more »



Kanye West Honored By ‘Millions More Movement’

Kanye West was recently honored at the Nation of Islam headquarters in Chicago, Illinois, where the rapper expressed support for the upcoming Millions More Movement. On July 24, West was presented with the Million Man March Image Award on behalf of the Board of Directors of the Millions More Movement. Combating the rising dropout rates… Read more »



AHH Stray News: Sean John Sued, Snoop Teams With Chrysler, Qualo Signs, Luke Records Sued

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs has been hit with a lawsuit over the slogan for his Sean John clothing line. Gregory Hilderbrand filed a lawsuit in Chicago Federal Court, claiming that the brand’s slogan “It’s no just a label, it’s a lifestyle” violates his registered trademark “It’s a lifestyle.” Hilderbrand alleges that his own clothing line… Read more »



HSAN Supports Emmett Till Film, New Twist From Mayor, David Banner Comments

The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) has joined forces with documentary filmmaker Keith Beauchamp to shed increased light on the murder of Emmett Till and in support of Beauchamp’s documentary film titled "The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till." “The Untold Story of Emmett Louis Till” will showcase the life and death of the African… Read more »



A Star is Born Vol.1 (Mixtape)

Artist: RhymefestTitle: A Star is Born Vol.1 (Mixtape)Rating: 4 StarsReviewed by: Max Herman Largely due to the remarkable success of Kanye West’s single “Jesus Walks,” Rhymefest has quickly gone from being an under-the-radar MC to major label signee. Long before he helped co-write this Grammy-winning single, though, Rhymefest was known as one of Chicago’s finest… Read more »



NFL Player Muhsin Muhammed Scores With Baylo Entertainment

Hoping to break new artists as effortlessly as he breaks would-be tacklers, NFL wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad partnered with music industry veteran Danny Blaq three years ago to form Baylo Entertainment. The “full-service” company, as they refer to themselves, specializes in marketing and promoting acts, as well as distributing mixtapes and the popular “Screwed &… Read more »



Viacom Backs Black August, Focuses On AIDS Awareness

This year’s 8th Annual Black August Hip-Hop Benefit Concert kicks off this summer with shows in New York City (August 7) and Tanzania, East Africa. The annual concert sponsored by KNOW HIV/AIDS and Viacom aims to encourage HIV/AIDS prevention and awareness among young adults in the hip-hop community. Throughout the festivities, HIV/AIDS resource materials will… Read more »