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Twista Prepares For ‘The Day After’

Chicago rapper Twista is preparing to release The Day After, the follow-up to his 2004’s major label debut, Kamikaze. Marked with a September release date, the Grammy nominated rapper will offer fans 14 new tracks, complete with production by hit-makers Scott Storch, Timbaland, The Neptunes and Kanye West. The first single from the new album,… Read more »

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Chappelle Not In Rehab

Actor/Comedian Dave Chappelle has surfaced to combat rumors that he admitted himself to a mental facility in South Africa, a story first reported in Entertainment Weekly magazine.  "I’m not crazy, I’m not smoking crack," Chappelle told Time magazine in an interview a little over a week after Comedy Central indefinitely suspended his sketch comedy, Chappelle’s… Read more »

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Las Vegas Declares May 14th ‘Diddy Day’

Famously known for leaving a lasting impression wherever he goes, hip hop mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs has been awarded his own day in the city of Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada will forever identify May 14th as “Diddy Day,” further acknowledging the entrepreneur’s admiration for the popular vacation spot. "It’s a great honor that… Read more »

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50 Cent Makes Deal In Assault Case

50 Cent has cut a deal with prosecutors in Springfield, Massachusetts that will help the singer wriggle out of a possible stint in jail. The deal, which was negotiated today (May 13), was the result of a legal case where the Southside, Queens lyricist was accused of assaulting a pair of women and punching another… Read more »

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Singapore’s Prime Minister Urges Use Of Hip-Hop

Singapore’s Prime Minister has launched a nationwide campaign utilizing Hip-Hop to stop the spread of “Singlish,” a mixture of English and local dialects. Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong said the mixing of the languages is a major issue, because it could leave Singaporeans unintelligible. Loong urged teachers to use pop songs and Hip-Hop music to… Read more »

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Alchemist Becomes Eminem’s New DJ

Eminem has a new DJ and Green Lanterns replacement is a familiar face to Hip-Hop. The Alchemist, normally affiliated with Mobb Deep, has accepted a position with Em as his new in-house spin doctor. Al told AllhipHop.com, “Basically, we are under the same management. My brother Neal [Maman] and Paul [Paul Rosenburg, Shady Records/Goliath Artists… Read more »

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Big Boi Launches Purple Ribbon Record Label

Big Boi of legendary rap duo OutKast has announced that he has formed his own Atlanta-based record label, titled Purple Ribbon. The label will showcase a mixture of established artists, as well as up-and-coming MC’s and R&B singers, with a distinct sound. “Our sound is top notch and bad-to-the-bone, but most importantly, it’s funk-based,” Big… Read more »

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Dave Chappelle In South African Mental Institution

Comedy Central golden boy Dave Chappelle has admitted himself into a mental health facility in Africa, as reported by Entertainment Weekly today (May 12). The comedian has been M.I.A. since last week, after Comedy Central officials announced plans to postpone production with an undetermined re-start date of the third season of “Chappelle’s Show.” Chappelle flew… Read more »

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