Looks like men lie, women lie...and numbers do too. For years, there has been speculation throughout the music industry that Def Jam Records purchases records to manipulate the Nielsen Soundscan Charts. Although it was never proven, a former employee at Def Jam thought so.
Back in 2004, the LA Times reported:
A former music executive is accusing a unit of Universal Music Group and a… Continue
Added by iGRIND.BIZ on April 30, 2009 at 10:53am —
By Ismael AbduSalaam
KRS-One’s Temple of Hip-Hop has announced that this year’s Hip-Hop Appreciation Week will be held in Atlanta, Georgia.
For 2009, organizers are touting “cooperation” as the main theme for Hip-Hop culture adherents to utilize in fighting to “de-criminalize the images of Hip-Hop that are portrayed by the mainstream media.”
Since Hip-Hop has its roots in block parties that required the participation… Continue
Added by iGRIND.BIZ on April 30, 2009 at 10:03am —
Asher Roth returns to his hometown of Westchester, PA where his manager Scooter Braun discovered him via a random MySpace friend request. Scooter went on his “gut feeling” about him and went on to manage him. Asher dropped out of college, moved to… Continue
Added by iGRIND.BIZ on April 30, 2009 at 9:54am —
Jadakiss tore down NYC for his, “The Last Kiss,” release concert featuring Swizz Beatz, Ryan Lelsie, Busta Rhymes & Sheek Louch of The Lox. Busta & Jada performed, Conglomerate,” for the first time & Busta Rhymes proclaimed Jadakiss the God MC of… Continue
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R reports "the worlds biggest dj.. clinton sparks presents catskill ''heir to the throne'' this track is called ''the illness'' produced by c-major of shady/aftermath records. clinton sparks says ''catskill is officially, hip hops version of stephen king'' enjoy dubcnn's official unsigned hype artist… Continue
Added by iGRIND.BIZ on April 30, 2009 at 9:40am —