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Kanye Signs With William Morris Agency, Launches West Brands LLC

Kanye West has been announced as the newest addition to the William Morris Agency, the firm that also represents Sean “Diddy Combs.” William Morris will oversee and negotiate all aspects of the Chicago rapper’s recordings, production, publishing, touring, and endorsements. “We’ve always believed that Kanye West is one of the most talented, driven, important artists… Read more »

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Freddie Foxxx: Down With the King Part 2

AllHipHop.com: To walk around New York City on the fifth anniversary of 9/11 was a bizarre feeling. In my head all day, I had “When the Angels Sing.” Three years after you wrote it, how do you approach that song? Freddie Foxxx: When I made “When the Angels Sing”, I was trying to paint a… Read more »

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Kurtis Blow Produces ‘Slippin – Ten Years with the Bloods’

Hip-Hop icon Kurtis Blow has recently added ‘producer’ to his manylist of credits. Blow serves as co-producer on the documentary, Slippin – Ten Years with the Bloods currently airing on Showtime. The legendary rapper met Slippin director/producer Tommy Sowards in L.A. over 20 years ago. The two formed a friendship that led to numerous collaborations,… Read more »

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Boondocks Comic Strip Goes On Hiatus

The television may be the only place to catch the gang from the popular comic strip The Boondocks from now on. The comic’s distributor Universal Press Syndicate, announced Monday (Sept. 25) that the Boondocks will not return from its hiatus “in the foreseeable future.” The Houston Chronicle reports that a six-month break was taken earlier… Read more »

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Food & Liquor

Artist: Lupe FiascoTitle: Food & LiquorRating: 4 StarsReviewed by: Paine One leaked album don’t stop the show. After Lupe Fiasco’s Food & Liquor (1st & 15th/Atlantic) was made illegally available several months ago, fans reacted with strong opinions, both championing and ridiculing Chicago’s next MC. Endorsed by Kanye West and Jay-Z (who executive produces), the… Read more »

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Mya: Bring It Back

Mya has some explaining to do. For starters, she’s been out of commission for three years. For most artists, that would be career suicide or close to it. Her last album, 2003’s Moodring, was certified gold, but failed to garnish any further interest other than it’s lead single “My Love Is Like…Wo.” What has worked… Read more »

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Diddy Embarking on High School Speaking Tour, Planning Marathon Album Promo Outing

Sean “Diddy” Combs is visiting high schools throughout the country for a series of informational lectures in support of his forthcoming album Press Play. The month-long trek kicks off today (Sept. 18) in Philadelphia and includes special album listening parties hosted by multi-format radio stations in major markets. The tour will make stops in Baltimore,… Read more »

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Tupac Shakur: What If?

Tupac Amaru Shakur was many things to many people. Rebel. Poet. Sex Symbol. Skinny dude with a big mouth. But to most of our generation, Tupac was an icon that represented both the promise and the trappings of youth. A man who teetered on the cusp of truly taking a leadership role in the direction… Read more »

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Common Tapped For Gap Ad Campaign

Rapper Common has been tapped to participate in a new ad campaign from the retailing chain the Gap.The Chicago artist will join fellow celebrities Jeremy Piven, Mia Farrow, Aaron Eckhart and Natasha Bedingfield for the store’s ‘T-Shirt Shop’ ad campaign. The recently launched venture will focus on the Gap’s new line of T-shirt’s as the… Read more »

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Jim Jonsin: Rebel With A Cause

South Florida has long been known for its sandy beaches, beautiful women, eccentric nightlife and the indelible sounds of Miami Bass music. In 2006, the area is conquering new grounds. With several powerhouse Hip-Hop artists repping Miami such as Trick Daddy, Rick Ross and Pitbull, and production stars like duo Cool and Dre, South Florida… Read more »

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Ali & Gipp: Kindred Spirits

A li, the elder statesman of the St. Lunatics has done something that has some in Hip-Hop furling their eyebrows. He’s lent his Pop Star notoriety to the lyrical and eclectic flows of Big Gipp of Goodie Mob fame. Hip-Hop evolving the way it has it seems only right for the two artists to try… Read more »

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Jurassic 5: Five Alive

W hile the sickle on Rawkus Records’ logo popped the jiggy balloon in ‘90s New York, Jurassic 5 led the charge out West. The six man crew combined harmonious choruses, sample-stacked beats, and tangible concepts to release the critically acclaimed Quality Control, followed by a respected Power in Numbers. However, in the three years since,… Read more »

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