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50 Cent Lands Major Film Deal

50 Cent’s Cheetah Vision Films company has inked a deal with a Georgia production company Action Jackson Films, to produce and finance 3-5 major films per year. Variety reports that Cheetah Vision’s first project under a new deal with investor Richard Jackson is...

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Saturday, 07 November 2009
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Bun B, Life After Death

With the untimely passing of Pimp C two years ago, most thought it was the end of UGK. However, surviving member Bun B carried on the group’s legacy and orchestrated one final album, the appropriately titled UGK 4 Life. Despite already being an established solo...

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Friday, 16 October 2009
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Ice Cube: I Am Hip Hop Honoree – BET Hip Hop Awards 09

Ice Cube is hip-hop. The rap icon’s rise to pop culture prominence mirrors that of the genre itself. Like hip-hop, Cube grew out of the bleak ghetto and emerged as a global star. Born O’Shea Jackson in South Central Los Angeles, Calif., in 1969, he...

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Friday, 16 October 2009
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Trina Sits Down With XXL, Talks Boss Lady

From her 2000 debut, Da Baddest Bitch, to last year’s Still Da Baddest, Trina has never been afraid to state her position in hip-hop. On her upcoming album, Amazin’, (tentatively scheduled for March 30) the Diamond Princess is taking a glamorous turn from...

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Friday, 16 October 2009
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Lupe Fiasco Talks New Track With Anthony Kiedis

Give it away, give it away, give it away now. Lupe Fiasco recently took to his MySpace blog to speak on his new song, “Solar Midnight,” for the New Moon Soundtrack. The song, which appears as a bonus track on the movie’s OST, apparently takes...

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Wednesday, 14 October 2009
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Jay-Z's Greatest Trends

Jay-Z’s influence on hip-hop culture is powerful, and the God MC isn’t ashamed to let folks know. On “Lyrical Exercise,” a bonus track off of his 2001 classic The Blueprint, Hov went on to brag, “best flow, most consistent, realest stories, most charisma, I...