(AllHipHop News) Lawyers for controversial reggae star Buju Banton claim that the government set the Jamaican artist up, by using a paid informant.
According to court documents filed on Tuesday (January 26), Banton’s high powered defense attorneys David Markus Marc and David Seitles claimed that the government entrapped the singer, because the informant pressured Buju to purchase the cocaine.
(AllHipHop News) A copyright lawsuit against The Black Eyed Peas was filed in a Chicago court yesterday (January 26) by a group of Chicago songwriters, who claim the chart topping group stole the song “Boom Boom Pow.”
The lawsuit was filed yesterday (January 26) in United States District Court of Chicago by plaintiffs Ebony Latrice “Phoenix Phenom” Batts and Manfred Mohr.
(AllHipHop News) Underground rapper Blitz the Ambassador will be among a trio of artists taking their notoriety to the next level, as part of the Beyond Race Magazine’s (BRM) Emerging Artist Showcase.
The event, which takes place Thursday (Jan. 28) at Blvd. in New York City, is the first in a monthly concert series presented by BRM, an internationally distributed publication that covers cutting edge music and entertainment… Continue
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(AllHipHop News) Rapper Crooked I will wear two hats as a rapper and now a CEO, with the launch of Nothing But Music Entertainment Group, a joint venture with Kim “Coniyac” P (Doggy’s Angles) and business manager Shawndel “Jazzy D.” Rosa.
The music production/artist development entertainment company will specialize in image consultation, marketing, management and digital video/film/music/DVD… Continue
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(AllHipHop News) Maureen “Ma Dukes” Yancey, mother of the late J Dilla (James Yancey), has verified the re-establishment of the non-profit J Dilla Foundation, new legal management for her son’s estate, and several album projects for 2010.
The organization had become defunct due to legal entanglement over the state laws for Dilla’s estate, and friction between the Yancey family and previous estate executor Arty… Continue
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(AllHipHop News) Rapper Jacki-O and author/poet/activist Tray Chaney have been selected as Ambassadors for Community Options Inc., a national non-profit that assists people with disabilities.
The pair will be featured in Community Options’ national advertising and promotional campaign to raise awareness about the non-profit’s services, which include developing community-based homes and providing employment support for the… Continue
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(AllHipHop News) Fresh off the New Orleans Saints securing their first Superbowl berth, entrepreneur P.Miller will helm a Superbowl benefit concert to assist in rebuilding Haiti's schools.
A New Orleans native, Miller witnessed the destruction of Hurricane Katrina firsthand, and has made it a goal to prevent Haitian children from losing their education needs during the rebuilding process.
(AllHipHop News) Minneapolis based Rhymesayers Entertainment will use the top artists on their label to help raise money and relief for Haiti, just as officials call off search and rescue missions in the country.
Slug of Atmosphere, Brother Ali, Freeway, Sage Francis, Jake One and other acts on the label will take the stage at Minneapolis’ First Avenue club to raise money to donate to Wyclef’s Yele Haiti, Oxfam America and… Continue
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(AllHipHop News) The Vice President for PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals” has labeled Kanye West an idiot, after the chart-topping rapper and his girlfriend were seen wearing fur coats during Paris’ Men’s Fashion Week.
The photographs of West and his girlfriend Amber Rose have ruffled the feathers of the higher up’s at PETA.
The pair wore matching full-length lynx coats during a show… Continue
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(AllHipHop News) The worlds of Hip-Hop and basketball will once again intersect during this year’s NBA All-Star weekend, as Young Money rap star Drake and the Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James host the All Star Celebrity Experience.
The event will take place February 12 at the AMPM Lounge in Dallas and various entertainment areas in the city’s Mosaic building.