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Hip-Hop Execs, Producers & Artists Show Hopefuls ‘Secrets To’ Biz

Screenwriter Michael Elliot has taken his creative juices into a different direction with the formation of a new DVD line with DreamSpring Entertainment Inc. The “Secrets to…” DVD series is a how-to guide that will feature established industry individuals from various realms of entertainment including television, film, fashion and radio. Industry representatives from Shady Records, […]

Jury Selection Starts In Turk Trial, Lawyer Hopes Charges Will Be Dismissed

Jury selection started today (August 1) in the weapons trial of Tab “Turk” Virgil, who is currently incarcerated on attempted first-degree murder charges and weapons violations. The charges stem from a January 26, 2004 shootout with Memphis, Tennessee SWAT team members. Prosecutors say that Virgil injured officers as they raided an apartment seeking a cache […]

Free & AJ Quit “106 & Park”

On Thursday, AJ Calloway and Free officially resigned their posts as the hosts of BET’s popular show "106 & Park," jobs they have held since the show’s premier in the fall of 2000.    The circumstances surrounding their abrupt departure have not been disclosed, but insiders speculate there has been friction with upper management in […]

Missy Elliot Tapped For Jeep Commercials

Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott has been chosen by the Chrysler Corporation to construct 30 seconds of new, original music for their first commercial advertising the new Jeep Commander. According to reports, Elliott is also in discussions with the Chrysler Group to make an appearance in the commercial. Her new video “Lose Control” will feature the new […]

BabyGrande Teams With Wu-Affiliate Dreddy Kruger For Label

BabyGrande Records has announced a partnership with Wu-Tang affiliate Dreddy Kruger and his Think Differently Music Group. Together they are planning three immediate releases. Coming first will be an album pairing some of the Wu’s finest with numerous independent artists called, Think Differently Music: Wu-Tang meets the Indie Culture. The unique album will feature appearances […]