Yearly Archives: 2002

DMX Denied Entry Into Canada

DMX was forced to cancel two concerts in Canada, after custom officials refused to let him off of his flight when he landed in Calgary, Canada. DMX was slated to perform two shows, one in Saskatoon and one in Calgary. While DMX was not allowed off of his flight and was barred from entering Canada,… Read more »

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Man Kills Teen Due To Freeway Comparison

A 26-year-old man from the Bronx, New York, was arrested for murdering a 13-year-old boy Friday (Dec. 27), because the teen teased him about his weight, and compared him to Roc-A-Fella rapper, Freeway. Demetrius James, who stands 6-foot-2, and weighs 300 pounds, shot Brandon Marcus in the face as they rode the elevator in the… Read more »

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Suge Knight Speaks On Arrest

Suge Knight spoke out from his prison cell last week, after he was jailed for allegedly violating his parole by associating with reputed gang members. Knight claims that he is being harassed by police in a bid to get him to speak about warring rival blood factions in California and murders he says he knows… Read more »

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Judge Orders Master P. To Pay 80 Year Old Woman

Master P was ordered to pay $105,000 in punitive damages to an 80 year old woman on Thursday (Dec. 27). The woman’s voice was tape recorded and used on a 1998 album that Master P. executive produced. The song also featured Master P’s younger brother C-Murder and Snoop Dogg. Geneva Burger was taped by musician… Read more »

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Federal Judge Blocks Slick Rick Deportation

A federal judge has blocked the deportation of Rick "Slick Rick" Walters. Judge Kimba Woods gives Walters more time to fight the deportation order stemming from his 5 year stint in prison for a 1990 shooting that left his cousin, the cousin’s pregnant girlfriend and a bystander wounded. Judge Kimba Wood’s ruling will give Walters… Read more »

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AZ Off Motown, Preparing New Album

After releasing two critically acclaimed albums for Motown, rapper AZ is a free agent and is no longer signed to the label. He is currently working on material for his third album. "From the Sosa bootleg on the streets, it got that buzz out there and Motown wanted to lock in with me," AZ explained… Read more »

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DMX Arrested

Earl "DMX" Simmons was arrested Tuesday (Dec 24.) and charged with various traffic violations in Harrison, New York, after authorities spotted the rapper driving recklessly. Simmons was stopped in his black Chevy Suburban on Interstate 287, after authorities observed him driving erratically. When police asked him for his license and registration, West Chester Police told… Read more »

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Naughty By Nature To Headline Conference

Naughty By Nature will headline the Hip-Hop Entertainment Showcase during the RainbowPUSH Wall Street Project Conference this year on Wednesday, January 15. Confirmed panelists this year include Ed Lover & Dr. Dre, Kennard Gibbs (Vibe), Dr. Benjamin Muhammad (Pres. of Hip-Hop Summit Action Network), Davey D., Carl Brown (CEO/FUBU), Willie Esco and Don Polk (CEO… Read more »

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Suge Knight Arrested

Suge Knight was arrested Monday for allegedly violating terms of his parole, a charge that Knight’s attorney has denied. The violations involve his alleged association with gang members. Authorities said they learned of the violations when they raided his office and home on November 14 in relation to several gang related homicides, the result of… Read more »

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Cam’ron Strikes Platinum

Roc-A-Fella rapper Cam’ron’s Come Home With Me was certified platinum this week, by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA). The album’s success has been fueled by two major singles, "Oh Boy," and "Hey Ma." Cam recently dropped a single and video for "Daydreaming," both receiving rotation on MTV and BET. "We felt Roc-A-Fella would… Read more »

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Hip-Hop History Month Becomes Official In New York

Last Tuesday (Dec 17), the New York State Senate passed the Hip-Hop History Month resolution, proclaiming November the official month to celebrate hip-hop history in the state of New York. Sponsored by New York State Senator Pedro Espada Jr. and championed by Universal Zulu Nation Founder Afrika Bambaataa, the bill passed unanimously by both the… Read more »

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World Reknown DJ’s, Drummers, to Perform In Los Angeles

On December 29th Los Angeles’ best drummers and DJ’s will gather to celebrate and perform at the showing of "Keepintime: Talking Drums and Whispering Vinyl," a short documentary film that has won both national and international acclaim. Nu-Mark (Jurassic Five), Jrocc (Beat Junkies), DJ Babu Beat Junkie/Dilated Peoples), Madlib (Loot Pack), DJ Short Kut (Skratch… Read more »

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MC Hammer Starring In New Reality Show

MC Hammer will star in a new WB Network television series, "The Surreal Life." The series puts fallen stars back into the spotlight as they share the former mansion of Country music legend Glen Campbell in San Fernando Valley, California, for ten days and nights. The show will cram seven stars from every genre of… Read more »

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