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the Little Books Rock Jack Rabbits, Leatherface Chews the Fat at Sun-Ray

Jenny Lewis' gentle twang, GAAM's gamer geeks, Lil' Boosie's rhymes and some of the best photographers anywhere take center stage Leatherface in "Texas Chain Saw Massacre."

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Related Topix: Lil Boosie, Texas, Horror Movies, The Texas Chain Saw Massacre, Thriller, Gunnar Hansen, University of North Florida, Photography, Arts

Sat Jul 12, 2014

Austin American Statesman

Austin Music Source: Sunday music picks: Curren$y, Marissa Nadler

Curren$y at the Mohawk. Throughout his 13-year career, the smooth tongued, heavily blunted NOLA rapper has put in collabs with everyone from Lil Wayne to Mos Def.

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Related Topix: Lil Wayne, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop

Examiner.com

'Our Vinyl Weighs A Ton: This Is Stones Throw Records' sustains that indie beat

Snoop Dogg is no stranger to g-funk, having pioneered the gangsta rap and funk hybrid on his seminal LPs Doggystyle, Tha Doggfather and beyond in the '90s.

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Related Topix: Black Entertainment, Snoop Dogg, Adam Horovitz, Hip-Hop, The Beastie Boys

HipHopDx

Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News & Hip Hop Album Sales

This week's top stories feature Chris Brown, Wale and Tupac. Chris Brown's gang signs draw attention, Wale comments on Meek Mill's disses and the CIA tweets about Tupac were the week's top stories on HipHopDX.

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Switched

Eminem Brings Dr. Dre On Stage For Surprise Performance In London

APRIL 13: Rapper Eminem performs onstage at the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.

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Related Topix: Celebrities, Eminem, Hip-Hop, Black Entertainment, Dr. Dre, Hollywood (Los Angeles, CA), Los Angeles, CA

Vibe

New Music: Scarface Feat. Akon 'The Exit Plan'

When it comes to that certified street shit, we can always count on Houston, Texas native Scarface to provided the blueprint.

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Related Topix: Akon, R-N-B, Scarface, Yesterday, Pendulo Studios, Focus Home Interactive, Video Games

The Verona-Cedar Grove Times

Jay-Z, Beyonce fans flock to first of two MetLife Stadium concerts

Moments after Beyonce and Jay-Z took the stage Friday night, the full yellow moon rose above the uppermost lip of MetLife Stadium, directly in front of the stage.

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Related Topix: Jay-Z, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop

Fri Jul 11, 2014

Switched

'Fast & Furious' Thank-You Note Mourns Paul Walker

The cast and crew of "Fast & Furious 7," aka Your "Fast & Furious" Family, left a note on the film's Facebook page acknowledging both the end of the franchise's production and the tremendous loss left in the wake of Paul Walker's death.

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Related Topix: Fast & Furious, Paul Walker, Celebrities, Vin Diesel, Dance, Ludacris, Black Entertainment, Hot Chicks, Michelle Rodriguez, Jordana Brewster

Redlands Daily Facts

JazzFest West featuring Robin Thicke cancelled, Tone Loc added to Old School Explosion in Pomona

In this Dec. 6, 2013 photo, Robin Thicke performs during the KIIS-FM Jingle Ball concert at Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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Related Topix: Tone Loc, Dance, Robin Thicke, Pop/Rock, Hip-Hop, The Explosion, Pomona, CA, Punk

KRNV-TV Reno

Grand jury to decide Flavor Flav's fate in speeding case

Members of a New York grand jury have been tasked with deciding whether hip-hop veteran Flavor Flav should be indicted on traffic and drugs charges following an arrest in January.

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Related Topix: Flavor Flav, Black Entertainment, Public Enemy

Spin

Freak Scene: 2014's Weird World of Underground Rap

Underground hip-hop is not what it used to be, but that's a good thing. At its peak, "the underground" was its own separate and damn near equal scene, coming together to rally against the puffed-chest, money-burning attitude of Puff Daddy and friends, at the very moment when hip-hop became the biggest music in the world, and as a result could ... (more)

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Related Topix: Dance, Underground, Puff Daddy, Mos Def, Black Entertainment, Common, Hip-Hop

Quebec Chronicle-Telegraph

Rapper Ice-T on the Failures of Gun Control: 'Guns Don't Kill, A Cold Heart Kills'

In the wake of the 2012 mass shooting at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, the pioneering gangster rapper, thrash metal frontman, and Law & Order: SVU television star Ice-T came out swinging against gun control and in defense of the Second Amendment .

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Related Topix: Ice-T, Guns, Aurora, CO

WWWM-FM Toledo

Jermaine Dupri Discusses Mariah Carey's Low Album Sales for "Me. I Am Mariaha The Elusive Chanteuse" [From ABC News]

Mariah Carey may have earned the lowest first-week sales figures of her career with her latest album Me.

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Related Topix: Dance, Black Entertainment, Pop/Rock, Mariah Carey, Hip-Hop, Jermaine Dupri

KRNV-TV Reno

Dr. Dre Sues Over Counterfeit Beats By Dre Products

Hip-hop superproducer DR. DRE is taking legal action against bosses behind a group of Chinese websites selling illegal counterfeits of his hugely popular Beats by Dre headphones.

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Related Topix: Dr. Dre, Black Entertainment

TheIndyChannel

Hip-hop superproducer DR. DRE is taking legal action against bosses...

Hip-hop superproducer DR. DRE is taking legal action against bosses behind a group of Chinese websites selling illegal counterfeits of his hugely popular Beats by Dre headphones.

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Related Topix: Dr. Dre, Black Entertainment, Entertainment

ITV

Rapper caught with cannabis at Welsh airport

Rapper and actor Ashley Walters, also known as Asher D of So Solid Crew, was ordered to pay nearly A 1,500 on a cannabis rap after being stopped at an airport on Anglesey.

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Related Topix: Ashley Walters, Aone

KHOU-TV Houston

Rapper Lil' Keke previews new album 'Money Don't Sleep'

HOUSTON Rap legend Lil' Keke held a listening party Thursday, July 10, 2014, at Bambou Lounge to preview his new album Money Don't Sleep.

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Related Topix: Lil' Keke, Bun B, Entertainment

Thu Jul 10, 2014

Journal and Courier

Guest col: Fielder's body image, my challenge

Guest column: Fielder's body image, my challenge Inspiration comes from a body less than ideal, now batting for the Texas Rangers.

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Related Topix: Body Image, Health, Sir Mix-a-Lot, Opinion

Mashable

HBO Will Air Beyonce and Jay Z's 'On The Run' Concert Special

At this point, Beyonce and HBO are just as much of an item as she is with Jay Z. So it should be no surprise that the premium cable network will host the power couple's On the Run tour concert special sometime in September.

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Related Topix: Jay-Z, Celebrities, Black Entertainment, Hip-Hop, Beyonce, Dance, R-N-B

HipHopDx

[Interviews] Warren G Confirms Unreleased Nate Dogg Duets In Red Bull Studios Q&A

Exclusive: While digitizing his "Regulate G Funk Era" files at Red Bull Studios, Warren G revisits his sampling methods and his stash of unreleased collaborations with Nate Dogg, Bun B and more.

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Related Topix: Warren G, Chemistry, Science

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