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RZA Launches WuChess.Com; New Films, Album

The RZA has announced the launch of a new online community geared towards chess players within the Hip-Hop culture worldwide.   The website, WuChess.com, a partnership between RZA and ChessPark.com, will allow members to challenge others around the world, including the Wu-Tang producer himself.   In addition to live play, members of the online chess… Read more »

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Kanye Headlines Lollapalooza; Talks Glow In The Dark Tour

Kanye West is among the performers slated to headline this year’s Lollapalooza festival, which takes place August 1-3 at Chicago‘s Grant Park.   According to reports, West will join artists like Gnarls Barkley, Nine Inch Nails, Mark Ronson, Love and Rockets, Lupe Fiasco and others.   According to Billboard’s Boxscore service, Lollapalooza was the fifth-highest-grossing… Read more »

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Busta, Missy, Pitbull Hit The Road With The Grammys

A number of rappers and R&B artists are headlining an exclusive five-city concert series sponsored by The Recording Academy (Grammy’s) and T-Mobile USA, to celebrate the Grammy’s 50th Anniversary.   Busta Rhymes, Missy Elliott, Kid Rock, Pitbull, John Legend and Sean Kingston will headline concerts featuring Cat Power, Colbie Caillat, Kat Deluna, Ozomatli and Seal… Read more »

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The Last Word: Amy Winehouse and Sade Pose Nude Michelle Williams Turns Dance and The Marley Movie Features No Marley Music?

What’s good smart world? Once again another week has gone by as we head toward the weekend with thoughts of Chris Webber announcing his NBA retirement while dealing with a knee injury and Barack Obama being a distant cousin of Brad Pitt and George W. Bush.Meanwhile his presidential rival Hillary Clinton, a distant cousin of… Read more »

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The Roots Headlining Earth Day 2008

Hip-Hop band The Roots are among the headliners of eight simultaneous, free Earth Day 2008 concerts organizers have announced.   On Sunday, April 20, The Roots along with Ricky Skaggs, The Neville Brothers, Los Lonely Boys and Mickey Hart from The Grateful Dead, are headlining free concerts in Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Miami, San Francisco,… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Rumors: T.I. Preaches At Church!? Polow’s Big Man-Hug! A Relative Disses The S**t Outta Juvenile!

DISCLAIMER:   All content within this section is pure rumor and generally have no factual info outside of what the streets have whispered in our ear. Read on.   YESTERDAY’S RUMORS! Hip-Hop Rumors: Suge Knight’s Reality Show Disses G-Unit & Snoop! Al Sharpton Owns Fox News Host! Hip-Hop Rumors: 50 Jokes Fat Joe-Again! Gloria Velez… Read more »

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Ladies First: Good Sports!

[Photo: Serena Williams]In the world of professional sports, the accomplishments of women are often overlooked.   I’m sure that if you were to approach a random basketball fan in a sports bar somewhere and ask him about Michael Jordan, he’d be able to give you a full biography: career stats, personal life, and accomplishments in the… Read more »

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ELECTION ’08: Archie Bunker Edition

This week was the low point (so far) in this year’s primary season, as charges and reverse charges of racism we made by each of the Democratic contenders for the presidential nomination. Things that were thought buried were excavated, and things that were thought dead crept from their graves like a George Romero movie. As… Read more »

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