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Hip-Hop Summit Action Network To Honor Diddy, Jigga & Tommy Hilfiger

Russell Simmons’ non-profit Hip-Hop Summit Action Network will host the First Annual Action Awards benefit and dinner, which will take place November 18 in New York City.Clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger, moguls Sean “P.Diddy” Combs and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Pepsi-Cola North American President, Dawn Hudson will all be awarded for their roles in community activism […]

No Truth To Dirt McGirt Rumors

Rumors circulating on the internet about the arrest of Dirt McGirt, formerly known as Ol’ Dirty Bastard, are not true, according to Dirty’s manager Jarred Weisfeld. It was reported that Dirt, who was released from jail and signed a deal with Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records, violated the terms of his probation when he was caught with […]

Scipio Sweeps Showcase

Rapper Scipio, who hails from Los Angeles, California, swept a hip-hop talent showcase last week at the Showtime/Interscope Records premiere party for the pay cable channel’s network, "The Next Episode." Scipio took home the trophy for best unsigned artist. “Phones are goin crazy over here," Scipio said. “I just have to play my cards right […]

50 Cent Performance Draws Complaints

50 Cent raised eyebrows at a performance in St. Petersburg, Florida during the Urban Car Show tour, which was cosponsored by the city of St. Petersburg.The show, which drew 5,300 people, also produced numerous complaints to officials, who were bombarded with calls and e-mails about the noise and profanity.John Claude Bodziak, who organized the St. […]

S.O.B.’s And AllHipHop Launch “Plain Rap” Series In New York

KRS-One launched the weekly rap series, "Plain Rap" at S.O.B.’s in New York City. The "Plain Rap" series is a new weekly event between S.O.B.’s and AllHipHop, showcasing various established hip-hop artists, paired with upcoming talent.</ "S.O.B.’s is representing the true hip-hop," KRS-One told AllHipHop.com. "They helped make the show a success." Kool Keith, Jeru, […]

DreamWorks Gobbled Up By Universal

DreamWorks, the conglomerate owned by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, have agreed to sell their music division, home to such acts as Mystik, Q-Tip, Sleepy Brown, Vishuss, Floetry and Nelly Furtado. Sources stated that the recorded business will be gobbled up by the mammoth Universal Music Group for $100 million dollars. Universal is […]

Murphy Lee Strikes Gold

Murphy Lee’s debut solo album Murphy’s Law has reached gold selling status, moving 500,000 copies since dropping in October. The album sold over 134,000 copies in the first week of being in the stores, fending off competition from over 20 albums, including strong debuts from Rob Zombie, Anthony Hamilton and Fuel. The album debuted at […]