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  • Music   /   Posted 09/18/2003

    Obie Trice: Real Name, No Gimmicks

    "Obie Trice, real name-no gimmick." Those were the first words people might recall hearing from Obie...
  • Music   /   Posted 03/07/2004

    Crooked I Officially Leaves Death Row Records

    Although rumors have circulated for weeks about Crooked I's departure from Deathr Row Records, that's all they've been until now. The rapper revealed to BallerStatus that he is officially off the label as of ...
  • Music   /   Posted 03/09/2004

    Death Row Records Claims Crooked I Is Still Signed

    After an announcement that Crooked I has official parted ways with Death Row Records, the label released a statement debuking the rapper's claims, and said that he is still signed. According to the official Death...
  • Music   /   Posted 03/31/2004

    Usher Breaks Numerous Records with Fifth Album, Confessions

    Fueled by his smash single "Yeah" featuring Lil Jon and Ludacris, Usher's fifth album, Confessions, will top next week's Billboard albums chart, selling nearly 1.1 million copies in its first week. The album will be...
  • Music   /   Posted 06/14/2004

    Messy Marv: Real Talk

    Messy Marv is a young, hungry artist hailing from California's Bay Area. He has a long history, being in the game over 10 years to...
  • Music   /   Posted 11/02/2004

    Bay Area Rapper Mac Dre Gunned Down In Kansas City

    Bay Area rapper Mac Dre was gunned down on Monday (November 1) in Kansas City, Missouri, while riding in a van on the highway. The rapper (real name: Andre Hicks) was pronounced dead at...
  • Music   /   Posted 11/13/2004

    Ol’ Dirty Bastard Dies At 35

    Rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard (a.k.a. Dirt McGirt), who is known throughout the hip-hop world as an original member of the Wu-Tang Clan, passed away Saturday night, while recording at a Manhattan recording studio. The...
  • Music   /   Posted 11/14/2004

    A Tribe Called Quest Reunites At Cali Music Festival

    Quality hip-hop in the OC? As though it sounds like quite the oxymoron, this was actually a synonym on Saturday (November 13) at the Anaheim Angels stadium parking lot for Guerilla Union's Rock The...
  • Music   /   Posted 11/25/2004

    T.I.: Crown Me

    He's given himself the title of the "King of the South." Some may criticize the "Rubber Band Man" for prematurely boasting of such...
  • Music   /   Posted 12/02/2004

    Stat Quo: The Shady South

    When Dr. Dre and Eminem co-sign an artist's abilities, attention is both expected and deserved. Atlanta native Stat Quo is more than just Shady/Aftermath's latest acquisition, though. Approaching his craft with a refreshing sense...
  • Uncategorized   /   Posted 12/09/2004

    The Republican Rap Or Why Rap Should Be the GOP’s Theme Music

    If revolution had a movie, I'd be theme music... One of rap's most enduring figures, Common, uttered these words on record nearly five years...
  • Uncategorized   /   Posted 12/28/2004

    J Anthony Brown: More Than Comedy

    The evolution of Black comedy has evolved from its early days. But before there was Steve Harvey, Cedric the Entertainer, DL Hughley, Chris Rock and a host of others, there was J. Anthony Brown....