2008 HIP HOP NEWS ARCHIVES TABLE OF CONTENTS

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  • November 2008 News Headlines
  • October 2008 News Headlines
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  • December 2008 Headlines

    Hip Hop News December 2008

  • 25 Joints to Get U Through the Day #6 We're Fired Out
  • This Week w/ Jasiri X-Episode #13
  • From Goddess to Gangstress-The Devaluation of the Diva
  • The Real Jordan Legacy-200 Dollar Sneakers Ina Recession?
  • Why President Elect Barack Obama is not the first Hip Hop President
  • Chicago Rappers Remake Self-Destruction
  • Dr Dre & Eminem Used in Music Torture program at GuantŠnamo
  • Katrina's Hidden Race War
  • The 10 Greediest People of 2008
  • Tasers Are Sold as 'Non-Lethal' -- But They've Killed 400 So Far
  • If Obama Is Pro-Science and Honest, He'll Put the Kibosh on the Drug War

  • Breakdown FM: The Great Harlem Debate-The Report Back & Audio
  • Paradise of X-Clan Responds-Notorious BIG IS NOT overrated
  • Hip Hop Mogul 50 Cent Worried About His Money In Sagging Economy
  • Top 10 Barack Obama Player Haters of 2008

  • White Rapper Contestant Facing jail-time-She Was a Victim of Domestic Violence
  • What's So Big About Biggie Smallz?-Notoriously Overrrated
  • From Head Bussa to Peacemaker-Meet Silky Slim
  • Murs=Next: Don't Sleep on this Man..
  • Obama's true colors: Black, white ... or neither?
  • The Auto Bailout-Don't Let Them Destroy Our Union

  • Op Ed: What if John McCain Won?
  • Man Badly Beaten for Wearing an Obama T-Shirt in Louisiana
  • Top 5 Corrupt Politicians for 2008
  • Hip Hop Segregation by Hector 'Heist' Alvarez

  • Busta Apologized for Arab Money, But who will apologize to Black Women?
  • Busta Apologizes for Releasing Arab Money Song and Video
  • The Great Debate in Harlem-Is Obama Good for Black America?
  • An Interview w/ Sista Soulja-(Still at War Till Midnight)
  • This Week w/ Jasiri X Episode #11
  • Andre 3000 Sued Over Class of 3000 Cartoon Show
  • Jeremiah Wright Calls View Co-Host a Dumb Broad
  • A Message to Obama-Please Bring Down the Border Walls

  • Lil Wayne Gets 7 Grammy Nominations-Told You He Was the Best
  • Damage Control-Tribute to Pimp C (RIP)
  • Hip Hop Chess Federation Steps Its Game Up
  • KRS-One Sits Down w/ Former Rival Roxanne Shante
  • December 4th-Remembering the Murder of Fred Hampton & Mark Clark
  • Is Plaxico Burress Getting a Bad Deal?
  • How Far Have We Come-from Slavery to Obama

  • Warning: RIAA & Industry Pigs are Deleting Music Blogger Posts
  • First a Black President; Now a Black Jesus
  • America Mourns the Death of "Joe the Racist": Will Racism Rest in Peace?
  • NY Oil at the State of the Black World Conference
  • Behind the Screwy Obama Birth Certificate Controversy

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    November 2008 Headlines

    Hip Hop News November 2008

  • President Bush Pardon's John Forte
  • Two Hip Hop Camps Rumble at Awards Show
  • Breakdown FM: Interview w/ Reverend Jeremiah Wright -He Was Never Wrong
  • Flint Rapper MC Breed dies at 36

  • Maryland Police Spied Upon Activists
  • Houston Police Critically Beat Father of NFL Player
  • KRS-One Busts Out Rhyme About Obama & Democracy

  • Al Quaida Leader Calls Obama a House Negroe
  • Breakdown FM: Interview w/ Toki Wright-the Unofficial Mayor of the Twin Cities
  • Breakdown FM: Interview w/ Oakland Rap star Ras Ceylon
  • B-Boys & B-Girls Make the World Go Round by B-Fresh
  • Black-Brown Unity Film Set to Kick Off in South Central
  • Update on KPFA Drama-Nadra Foster Court Date Tomorrow
  • Law Professor fires back at song-swapping Lawsuits
  • Hip Hop Mogul Damn Dash is Broke
  • Dick Cheney & Alberto Gonzalez Are Indicted in Texas

  • 25 Joints to Get U Through the Day #4 pt1
  • 25 Joints to Get U through the Day #4 pt2
  • An Open Letter to Barack Obama from Ralph Nader
  • Reflections of the Born In The Bronx Hip Hop Conference at Cornell University
  • Suge Knight Sues Kanye West Over 2005 Shooting
  • 10-Year-Old Held 3 Days After Classroom Clash
  • Grab the Raid! Another Homophobic Cockroach Rapper!: Trick Trick.
  • A Final Response to the More-Radical-Than-Thou Critique of Obama Supporters

  • White Mob Goes 'Beaner Hunting and Kill Latino Man in NY
  • Mama Africa Has Passed-Miriam Makeba's Spirit Lives On
  • Black Voters, White Bias & Cali's Gay Marriage Proposition
  • How the Greedy Music Industry is Hurting Satelite Radio
  • Is the US Dollar About to be Extinct?
  • Davey D: Economy forces hip-hoppers to be more self-reliant
  • An Open Letter to Ralph Nadar About His Dis to Obama

  • America's Great Hope (Obama Was Necessary) by Immortal Technique
  • A New Day by Jeff Chang
  • President Elect Obama: 'Change Has Come to America' (Yes. He. Did.)
  • Obama Wins and Redefines What It Means to Be American
  • A Good Day in Texas.. It Ain't Blue Yet But it Will Be...
  • Why the Democrats Are Winning Back the South
  • Prop 8 Loses in Cali-Gay Marriage Is Gone-Meet the Man Behind the Efforts
  • The Obama Administration: Who Could Get Picked?

  • Ain't Going Out Like That-The True Story of ACORN
  • Emergency Actions to Take if Elections Wind Up Shady
  • Warning! McCain Could Win This Election Unless You truly Understand..

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    October 2008 Headlines

    Hip Hop News October 2008

  • Former Source Editor Releases Tell All Book
  • What 50 Cent Can Learn from the McCain Campaign
  • Def Jam Executive Stewart Shakir Kills Himself..
  • Hip Hop History 101-The Story of Spoonie Gee
  • Hip Hop History 101-The Story of Kurtis Blow
  • DJ Kuttin Kandi Does Video for Rosa Clemente
  • Protect Your Necks-Voters Across the Country Hit w/ Dirty tricks
  • An Open Letter to the Undecided (You're Better Than This)
  • An Open Letter to 40 Glocc About His Homophobia

  • Vote Your Values: An Interview w/ Rosa Clemente
  • Bun B, Chamillionaire, Paul Wall & H-Town Allstars Do Song for Obama
  • An Interview w/ Manny Fresh
  • Hip Hop is Running for Mayor in Berkeley
  • An Interview w/ Hip Hop professor Jelani Cobb

  • Texas is in Play Screening Tonite in Brooklyn
  • This Week w/ Jasiri X - Episode 8 (The Final Countdown)
  • These Are the Same People that Want Blacks to Support Gay Marriage
  • CNN: Breaking The News? DL Hughley has Got to Go
  • An Interview w/ Big Pooh of Little Brother & Tiye Phoenix
  • An Interview w/ Manny Fresh-Southern Hip Hop & Obama
  • An Interview w/ Boots Riley of the Coup on 2008 Election
  • Chuck D's Important to Texas-Black & Brown Unity Will Turn It Blue
  • Here's An Important message for Us to Ponder About the Elections
  • Hereís a Dope Freestyle to Blow You Away
  • Letís Remember the True Legacy of John McCain
  • Is McCain's Racially Charged Campaign Leading to Nazi Skinhead Attacks?
  • Lessons Hip Hop Can Teach You About Thriving in Hectic Times

  • The Real Reason Katt Williams Was Dropped by BET
  • Horror in Paris, Texas, Another Black Man Dragged to Death
  • Rise up Hip Hop Nation, Wise Up: The Choice is Yours
  • The N Word Flourishes Among latinos Within Hip Hop-Should We Care?
  • BET Hip Hop Awards Go Political
  • Southern Rapper 'Nov 27th Gets a New Life
  • Paris/Acid Reflex: The Critics Weigh In | $10,000 Scholarship Contest

  • Top 10 Racist Rush Limbaugh Quotes
  • Police, Swat Teams Prepare for Civil Unrest if Obama Losses
  • Scarface Speaks on Obama & Politics
  • The McKinney Choice-Why I am Voting for Her
  • Why I'm Voting for Obama (Instead of a 3rd Party Candidate)
  • Stop the Execution of Troy Davis-Stop The Lynching of an Innocent Man

  • Republicans are Racists-This Week w/ Jasiri X Episode #7
  • The Passing of a Legend-Rudy Ray Moore aka Dolemite
  • Shocking Images: An Interview w/ Rudy Ray Moore aka Dolemite 1993
  • An Open Message to the People in Texas (Times Are Changing)
  • The End of Karl Rovian Politics-McCain's Age Becomes a Factor
  • John McCain and the Hatred Within Him
  • An Open Message to Sarah Palin
  • An Important Message from Journalist Adisa Banjoko
  • Dead bear covered with Obama signs found at school
  • Any Problems with Voting Because of Cheating republicans Call 1-866-Our-Vote

  • Cynthia McKinney & Ralph Nader Respond to Presidential Debate
  • All Across America the Disgusting Ignorance Continues
  • The New Jena-Look at Ambridge
  • Joe the Plumber is Phony as Hell-Like Vanilla Ice

  • A Skinhead Shoots Black man For Wearing Obama t-Shirt in London
  • Lil Eazy E, Mack 10 & Jamie Foxx Kick Off 'My Hood Votes'
  • Rappin' for the Republicans-How Hip Hop Helps the Conservatives
  • NY Oil Speaks About The Divisions Within Hip Hop
  • Rev Run Confirms 50 vs Kanye Feud Was Fake
  • New Orleans Rapper Truth Universal Comes Correct with New Video
  • Boston Rapper Uno tha Prophet Drops New Video
  • How McCain Will Steal the Election from Obama (Sort Of)

  • NY Times-Obama Voters Being Illegally Purged Off Voter Rolls in Swing States
  • Breakdown FM-Born in Atzlan-Respect the Lyrical Prowess of Apakalips
  • Slick Rick Still Has Immigration Problem In spite being Pardoned
  • Obama's Got Our Support But Does That Mean That We Don't Hold Him Accountable?
  • Tavis Smiley Sets the Record Straight
  • Davey D Joins Media Justice Panel in Atlanta this Weekend
  • The Willie-Hortinizing of Barack Obama
  • Cheese & Strawberry Quick Are Killing Kids-As drug dealers Market to Kids

  • Cornell University Host Free Conference on Hip Hop Origins
  • Hip Hop Pioneers from Cold Crush Bros Sign Record Deal
  • Revolutionary Hip-Hop Icon Paris Offers Scholarship
  • Thousands of Troops Deployed to US Streets for 'Crowd Control'
  • Top 5 Things That Might Keep You From Voting
  • Ice Cube's Northern Cali production team raises the Stakes
  • Jay-Z Stumpin' for Obama-is that Good or Bad?
  • Cynthia McKinney Claims 5 Thousand People Killed During Katrina

  • Never Trust a 'Big Butt and a Smile' (It Could Be Poison)
  • Quincy Jones: When it comes to hip hop, Wynton Marsalis Blows It
  • Famed Tupac Hip Hop Producer Johnny "J" Commits Suicide
  • Rosa Clemente & Matt Gonzalez Respond to VP Debate..
  • Teacher Tells Class 'Help Get a Nigger Elected'
  • Frank Talk of Obama and Racial Politics in Virginia
  • Film maker Michael Moore's 10 Point Bail Out Plan
  • Become An Election Poll Worker-Stop Voting Theft
  • McCain-Obama tie possible in Presidential Race

  • Last Night's VP Debate-What Did You Think?
  • Hip Hop Conference in San Francisco This Weekend
  • Jay-Z Set to Do two Concerts for Obama
  • Breakdown FM: 23 Slamming Hip Hop Joints to Get You Through the Day
  • Itunes May Be Forced to Shut Down-The Greed Doesn't Stop
  • Redman, Color of Change & DJ Zin Speak on Elections

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    September 2008 Headlines

    Hip Hop News September 2008

  • In Response to 'Healing KPFA' Letter
  • Have U Registered Ur Local Crackhead/ Gangbanger to Vote?
  • Rebel Diaz Addresses the Wall Street Bailout
  • This Week w/ Jasiri X #4- McCain gets a Foot in His Ass
  • Killer Mike Addresses the Election at Ozone Awards
  • Killer Mike brings the Pressure w/ Ice Cube...
  • Breakdown FM: Interview w/ SF Rapper Paris & His New Album Acid Reflux'

  • How Companies Pay Artists to Include Brands in Lyrics
  • Rappers Slim Thug, Killer Mike & Malvadre Speak on the Elections
  • An Interview & Video profile of Green Party VP candidate Rosa Clemente
  • 50 Cent vs Barack Obama-Defining Blackmanhood

  • McCain, Bush, Cheney, Palin get the Hip-hop ETHER!-Jasiri X Episode 3
  • Run DMC To Be Inducted Into the Rock-N-Roll Hall of Fame
  • Talib Kweli Helps Launch Voting Online Competition & Youth Agenda
  • Justice for Nadra Foster-Hip Hop Reporter Beaten By Police at KPFA Radio Station
  • The Wall Street Collaspe-An Economic Coup d'etat (You Must Read This)
  • Seize the Time-Cynthia McKinney Speaks the Collaspe of Wall Street
  • Paul Wall & Game Issue Statements About Travis Barker & DJ AM Tragedy
  • It'll Take More Than a T-Shirt for Obama to Win-It's On You

  • 48 Laws of Obama: An Interview with Strategy Expert Robert Greene
  • Welcome to Politics Hip Hop: U Got Knocked The F!@# Out (reprint from 2004)
  • How a Texas Senator Ruined Our Economy (And Can Ruin it Some More)
  • Bad Karma & Out of Control Republicans-Ya Gotta Love America

  • Jasiri X of One Hood Kicks Off Hip Hop Newscast
  • This is Your Nation on White Privilege (Can You say Sarah Palin?)

  • An Open Letter from the SF Bayview Newspaper
  • Hip Hop Artists Determined to Turn Texas from Red to Blue
  • Mayor Willie Brown Speaks on Barack's Campaign
  • BET's Jeff Johnson Named aa One of the two to Replace Tavis on TJMS
  • Green Party VP Candidate Rosa Clemente Calls Out Police -Challnges Hip Hop Leaders
  • Were the Protestors at the RNC & DNC Undercover Cops?
  • Conservative Group sells 'Obama Waffles' with Racial Stereotype
  • Sarah Palin vs Michael Vick-Talk About Being a Savage
  • Jeremiah Wright in the Propoaganda System
  • Black Man Claims to be Father of Sarah Palinís Daughter Child

  • Mistah FAB vs Big Von: Reveals Beef With Bay Area Radio Station
  • MC Breed On Life Support; Needs Kidney
  • Bigger Than Hip Hop-Vote Kevin Powell 4 Congress Tomorrow-Sept 9th
  • Lil Wayne Seeks out Eminem
  • RNC Coverage-The Poor People's March & Police Drama at the RNC
  • RNC Coverage-Police Terrorize Journalist in St Paul-An Interview w/ Amy Goodman
  • McCain Complains & MSNBC Removes Keith Olberman & Chris Mathews from Anchor Seats
  • Election Observer Arrested in Arizona-The Terror Continues
  • Sarah Palin's 9 Most Disturbing Beliefs
  • St Paul City reporters Maced and Assaulted by Police During RNC Protest
  • Nearly 600,000 Voters Could be Purged from Voter Rolls in Ohio on Some Shady Shit

  • RNC Coverage-Drama, Chaos & Police Terrorism at the GOP Convention
  • RNC Coverage-McCain's Plan to Scale Back RNC Backfires-There's Drama in the Streets
  • RNC Coverage-Sarah Palin for President!
  • The Connection between Hip Hop and Gentrification in Portland Ö and Beyond

  • DNC Coverage-The Remix of Barack Obama (We Shall Overcome)
  • DNC Coverage-Interview w/ Bun B of UGK
  • DNC Coverage-Interview w/ Boots Riley of the Coup
  • DNC Coverage-Interview w/ Michael Eric Dyson
  • DNC Coverage Actor Wendall Pierce aka Bunk from The Wire on Katrina
  • DNC-Coverage-Interview w/ Chairman Fred Hampton Jr
  • Police Terrorize Black KPFA Programmer in the Station

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    August 2008 Headlines

    Hip Hop News August 2008

  • 2 female cops are charged in Bronx road rage -pistol-whip man
  • The Top 10 Political Rumors/Conspiracies of 2008 (Thus Far)
  • Giant in Internet Radio-Pandora May Soon Close Its Doors
  • Music Biz Still Trying to Kill Web Radio
  • Hip Hop's Innovator-An Interview w/ Kool DJ Red Alert
  • Longtime Outspoken Cali Activist Najee Ali Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison
  • Did Scientology Kill Isaac Hayes?
  • For America's Scholars Of Race, An Obama Dilemma

  • Trials of a Hip Hop Educator: Reflections on the 2008 Natl Hip Hop Political Convention
  • Rick Ross Sued for Beat Down of DJ Vlad
  • Master P Opens up New Black cable TV Network
  • Jesse Jackson Speaks On Obama, Race, and the N-word
  • Blue Scholars, Common Market, The Coup & Dead Prez to Perform at DNC Protests
  • Interview w/ Zach de la Rocha
  • War games-The Fall of the US Empire
  • Folks Gear Up for the Million DJ March Aug 29-30th

  • Who Has the Dopest Afro in Hip Hop? Afro-Wars #1 w/ NY Oil
  • Obama Is My Slave' T-Shirt Peddler Gets Beat Down in His Store
  • Hip-Hop Politics Joins Conservative Hitlist
  • Fear of a Rap Planet-Prodigy Calls Out Flava Flav
  • An Important Message to Obama About Hip Hop

  • Is Hip Hop Mentally Challenged Music?
  • A Message to the Hip Hop Grassroots-Dhoruba Bin Wahad Adresses the Hip Hop Nation
  • Paging Mr D-Mr Chuck D.. Where Have All the Hip Hop Activist Gone?
  • Movement or fan club? Getting the vibe at this yearís National Hip-Hop Political Convention
  • Isaac Hayes.. This is who he was.. We Remember him foundly
  • Come to SF BayView Newspaper Community Forum & Party
  • How Hip Hop Can Help Restore voting rights to felons, empower young people
  • Update: NYPD Arrest Club Employee for Woman's Death at Lil Kim Party
  • 2008 Hip Hop Leaders World Conference for Peace at UCLA

  • Woman Beaten to Death at Lil Kim Party-Bouncers Suspected
  • Detroit's So Called Hip Hop Mayor Sent to Jail
  • Radio Facts Industry News-Urban Radio Programmers Afraid to Speak
  • Comedy Central Sits Down w/ Green Party VP Candidate Rosa Clemente
  • Breakdown FM: NHHPC-Hip Hop and the Academy-a keynote by Dr Lamont Hill
  • The FCC is Keeping Hope- and Internet Freedom- Alive
  • Congressman Ed Towns Too Scared to Debate Hip Hop Activist Kevin Powell

  • Republican Rapper Comes out and Disses Ludacris with a New Song
  • David Banner Delivers a Heartfelt Message to the Music Industry
  • Former R&B Singer Accusses Suge Knight & LAPD of Biggie Murder Plot
  • A Nice Commentary on Luda vs Obama
  • Beyond Politics by Mumia Abu-Jamal
  • Breakdown FM: An Interview w/ Slug of the Group Atmosphere
  • Breakdown FM: Maria Isa Coming Straight Outta Sota Rico (Minneapolis)
  • Breakdown FM: Interview w/ Gabriel Teodros
  • Breakdown FM: Interview w/ Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney
  • Breakdown FM: NHHPC-Electoral Politics Panel Pt1
  • Breakdown FM: NHHPC-Electoral Politics Panel pt2

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    July 2008 Headlines

    Hip Hop News July 2008

  • Shocking Video of NYPD Dipshits NYPD Brutally Beating Another Black Man
  • From Boss to Da Boss Why Do Rappers Gotta Front?
  • An Open Letter to Luda-Don't Call Hillary a Bitch!

  • Hard Knock Radio Presents-A tribute to Donny Hathaway
  • Kevy Kev's Weekly Girls-Rza and the Roach
  • Simon & Schuster Sues `Foxy Brown' and `Lil' Kim'
  • Clear Channel makes Major Moves into Online/Internet Radio
  • The National Hip Hop Political Convention Interview/ Troy Nkrumah

  • Lil Wayne sued over Stones song
  • Dr. Dre's introduces New Headphones: They're Chronically Good
  • Hollywood Producers Say Danny Glover Film needs More White Heroes
  • Hate Crimes on the Rise in LA-Blacks are Victims to Latino & White Racist Gangs
  • Fiddy Takes on Taco Bell
  • Talking Politics: Hip Hop, the Election, and Service over Leadership
  • Rise Up Hip Hop Nation, Wise Up: Same Divide, Different Day
  • Foxy Brown Takes on Jay-Z

  • Exploring the Historic Links of Hip-Hop, Gang Culture
  • Despite denials, Smoking Gun records show Rick Ross worked as corrections officer
  • McKinney & Clemente: Black, Brown, Green and True
  • Pan Africanism; Nkrumah To Obama
  • Amiri Baraka Calls Out Obama-Haters-says; 'Do Something'
  • Will Smith Tops Forbes List
  • Rapper Nas Delivers Fox News Petition, Says Network Is "Scared"

  • Cynthia McKinney and Rosa Clemente: Building a Movement for REAL Change
  • Keak Da Sneak Arrested-Charged w/ 4 Felonies
  • T.I. & Hip Hop Caucus Team Up to Launch Get Out The Vote Campaign
  • New Book Out on Chicano Rap
  • The Industry Doesn't Like "Dark Butts" Either
  • Expert to Investigate if NFL Players are Throwing Up Gang Signs
  • Chicago Wants to Bring in National Guard to Fight Gang Violence

  • Spokesman for Black America is Still Up for Grabs
  • Game Set to Replace Mack 10 in Westside Connection
  • Playahata Album Review of Immortal Technique's 'The 3rd World'
  • Playahata Alum Review of Nas' 'Untitled'
  • Playahata Review of NY Oil's 'Hood Treason'
  • Imagine if this Were on the Cover of New Yorker Magazine cover..
  • Jose Canseco Gets Bashed and Knocked Out in Boxing
  • Cynthia McKinney's Acceptance Remarks for Green Party Presidential Nominee
  • Another world is possible: Boots of the Coup interviews Mumia Abu Jamal
  • AllHipHop: Nas Interview- Portrait of an Untitled Hero
  • KRS-One Endorses Kevin Powell for Congress

  • What happened to Hip Hop's social consciousness?
  • Who Will Be The New Jesse Jackson? (Not Nas or Lil Wayne)
  • Death Row Records Sold Off in Auction to a Skin Care Company
  • Rosa Clemente's Acceptance Speech for Green Party VP (Full Text)
  • An Open Letter to Rev. Jesse Jackson
  • The New Yorker Depicted Obama Horribly Wrong, But Got It Horribly Right

  • Interview w/ Rosa Clemente About Accepting Bid to Run w/ Cynthia McKinney
  • Hip Hop History: Interview w/ the Legendary Crash Crew
  • Davey D Hip Hop Song of the Day-Akrobatik
  • Breakdown FM: Interview w/ Dizzie Rascal
  • Breakdown FM: Interview w/ Tiye Phoenix
  • HKR: Interview w/ Cedrick Muhammad of Blackelectorate.com-The 2008 Presidential Race
  • Breakdown FM: Interview w/ Soul Singer Jessica Cellious
  • Breakdown FM: Interview w/ Rebel Diaz (Welcome to SoBro) pt1
  • Breakdown FM: Interview w/ Rebel Diaz (The Struggle from Chile to Harlem pt2

  • **Update** Verizon Removes Technigga Content From Website
  • Name-Dropping Jay-Z? Shawn Carter? Mr. Z?
  • Trials of a Hip Hop Educator: Dealing w/ Souljah Boy
  • HHNLive: Dream Big-Interview w/ Crooked I
  • Kanye West Headed to Anger Management
  • Bushwick Bill Dropping Gospel Album
  • Soulja Boy, Ice-T Feud Officially Over
  • Brawl Erupts at Missy B-Day Party
  • Verizon Cuts deal with Racist to License Offensive Content Called Technigga
  • Houston to Host 3rd Annual Ozone Awards-8/8-8/11
  • America Is in Major Need of Electoral Reform
  • GOP Looks To Redistrict Itself Back Into Power
  • Wyclef Jean for President?
  • The Black Stake, and All Our Stakes, in the Media Justice Movement, Part 1 of 2
  • An Open Letter About Fox News-They Doctor Images of Their Guests
  • Houston to Host 3rd Annual Ozone Awards-8/8-8/11
  • The Hidden History of US Broadcasting
  • Seven Things Barack Obama Should Do to Keep from Blowing It
  • Will Smith vs Armond White-The Pursuit of Crappyness

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    June 2008 Headlines

    Hip Hop News June 2008

  • NYPD is Still Messing With Rebel Diaz-They ransack House w/o a Warrant
  • Ice T vs Soulja Boy: Ice T Explains Himself
  • National Hip Hop Political Convention Set to Unfold in Las Vegas
  • Jacob the Jewler Gets 2 1/2 Years for Lying About Drug Ring
  • Az Sheriff Department Wants to Can Shaq Over Kobe Freestyle Diss
  • BET Prepares for Hip Hop vs America pt2
  • Real Road Rage: Mumia Comments on Gas Prices
  • The Coup's Boots Riley Charged With Public Profanity
  • The Loud Silence of Feminist-As Attacks Unfold on Obama's Wife

  • Industry Ears makes It hard for Hip Hop Media Executives
  • Man Who Defaced Tupac Statue Explains Actions
  • 50 Cent Explains Why He Released Phone Convos w/ Young Buck
  • Democrats Sell Out and Give Into Telecommunications Companies
  • Barack Obama Caves Into George Bush-Is this the Change We seek?
  • Cynthia McKinney's Call to Action-Supports Kucinich Articles of Impeachment
  • Hip Hop Elitism: Why Souljah Boy is More Hip Hop Than You
  • Information age: M1 of dead prez interviews Mumia Abu Jamal

  • Hip Hop Congress Announces 7th Annual Conference in Mississippi
  • A review of John McWhorter's Deeply Flawed Book on Hip Hop
  • The Rise of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five by Mark Skillz
  • Police Terror Strikes the Bronx-Rebel Diaz Beaten Up

  • Should the Black Community Still Be Supporting R.Kelly-Black Men Stand Up to Kels
  • Mos Def Does Comedy-Set to Partake in the Ultimate Emcee Battle
  • Young Buck Pleads With 50 Cent, Breaks Down During Phone Conversation
  • Latino Teacher Fired for Being 'Too Afrocentric'
  • Obama's Daughters Called Nappy Headed Ho's-Is Today's Rap Music To Blame For This?
  • HKR-Should R. Kelly Be Free? (Radio Panel Discussion)
  • HKR-3Tha Hardway-More Coverage from the National Conference of Media reform

  • Don't Judge Me-Empower Me-Women in Entertainment Tour Kicks Off
  • Lil Wayne & Birdman: Sometimes A Kiss Is Just A Kiss!
  • 'Snowman' Rapper Unsurprisingly Implicated In Cocaine Ring
  • So! Youíre Mad at the South? Tough Shyt!
  • Hip Hop Icon or Bearer of a Legacy Ė Tupac Shakur

  • Breakdown FM: Kevin Powell Speaks About His Meeting w/ 2Pac's Dad
  • Real men don't walk away from the Babies
  • Why the Conscious Hip-Hop community needs a DJ Khaled
  • Ending the mess with Motown-Industryears Steps to Ashanti About Violent Video
  • Between the Right and Racial Justice: Wedging The Movement for Media Reform

  • Tim Russert of Meet the Press Dead at 58-Heart Attack
  • R.Kelly Acquitted-Wow Talk About Being Made of Teflon
  • 7 Reasons Why The Roots are Truly Legendary
  • A History to Learn From: Cointel-Pro and Other Forms of Gov't Spying & Infiltration
  • Talk Radio's Last Stand? Are Shock Jocks In Trouble?
  • Breakdown FM: Introducing Pittsburgh's Finest-Kellee Maize
  • Breakdown FM: A Detroit Summer-Meet Invincible
  • Hard Knock Radio: Dan Rather Meets Davey D-National Conference for Media Reform

  • A Provocative New Film Explores The Decline Of Black Radio
  • Wendy Williams Husband Accussed of Plotting to Kill Wife's Hot97 Radio Rival
  • Grandmaster Flash Pens Tell All Book
  • An Open Letter to JR Writer & the Dipset
  • The House that Hiero built
  • Atlanta DJ Greg Street Comes Under Attack- His Payola Hustle Gets Blown Up
  • Is Producer Scott Storch Going Broke?
  • This is How All TV News Reporters Should Get Down
  • Unlicensed Black Radio Station in Boston Facing FCC Fines & More
  • An Open Letter to Certain White Women About Obama-Your Whiteness is Showing

  • Writer Adisa Banjoko is the Man- He Was Right & I was Wrong
  • Dennis Kucinich Offers Up Impeachment Articles Against George Bush
  • Def Jam Dumps Janet Jackson
  • Queen Latifah Set to Marry Long term Partner
  • The Torch Has Been Passed-Free H Rap Brown Rally
  • Martial Art of Chess, Promoted by a Rapper
  • Hip Hop Star Raps for Obama's Victory
  • Luniz' Numskull Facing Life In Prison For Rape
  • Foxy Brown and Rick Ross is Hip Hop's Newest Couple

  • Twista Has Beef w/ Catholic Priest Micahel Pfelger
  • Hillary Finally Concedes But Obama Found Out Via the Media
  • 11 Things We Will Miss About Billary
  • Hip-Hop Photographer's Collection Up For Sale For $ 1 Mil
  • Hillary vs. Barack: Who Had the Smartest Media Strategy?
  • Jena 6 case still unfolding
  • Obama Resigns From the Black Nation by Glen Ford
  • Obama, Pfleger, Trinity, Whites, and Black America

  • Anti-Black Attitudes, Alleged Democrats & Black Deference
  • San Jose Proposes Tyrannical Bill to Hurt Hip Hop Club Promoters
  • 50 Cent's Long Island Home Burns Down
  • An Open Letter To My Boricua Brothers and Sisters
  • Breakdown FM: Interview w/ DJ B-Girl Chillz
  • Breakdown FM: Interview w/ Jennifer Johns
  • Breakdown FM: Cynthia McKinney Speech

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    May 2008 Headlines

    Hip Hop News May 2008

  • Xzibit Mourns the Sudden Loss of His Newborn Son
  • Fidel Castro Comes Out and Clowns Barack Obama
  • Another Perspective on Cuba & Castro's Response to Obama (Middle Ground)
  • Is the Democratic Race a West Wing Re-Run? Life Imitates Art

  • The Greatest of All-time: KRS-One vs Jay-Z?
  • Boston Rapper Akrobatik Speaks on his friend Camu Tao (RIP)
  • This is what they think of us in Kentucky
  • How Hip-Hop Parliament is giving youth IN SLUMS of Kenyan a Voice
  • Hip Hop is a Big Flop in Tampa Bay
  • Rapper gets Tasered by Austin Police at Bun B Show
  • Making Real Change-Taking On Black Commercial Radio
  • R. Kelly: Let The Trial Begin!
  • Police Terror and Lawless Order
  • The Most Savage Shock Jock of Them All (Who is Michael Savage?)
  • The Assassination Proclamation
  • Military Chief Warns Troops About Politics
  • R.Kelly's Lawyer Wants News Reporter To take Stand & Be Charged
  • 2008 Presidential Candidates' Platforms on Criminal Justice
  • Snitch (The Challenges of Working with the Police while Living in the Hood)
  • T.I. Explains Firearms Bust-I Let My Concerns For Family Deter My Judgement

  • NY Governor Pardons Hip-Hop Pioneer
  • A Phone Conversation Between Barack & Hillary
  • Minister Server from Temple of Hip Hop Loses Everything in Fire
  • Hip Hop Artist Stand Up to Police Abuse
  • Prodigy Speaks: Eurpeans Invasions & Nelson Mandela
  • Stop the Silly Talk about an Obama-Hillary Dream Ticket

  • Al Sharpton Denies Shaking Down Dr Dre for Half a Million Dollars
  • Too $hort's new studio offers a glimmer of hope for local music.
  • Nas Forced To Change Album Title-No Longer called 'Nigger'
  • South Africa Condemns Isreal's 60th Anniversary
  • Israeli youths burn New Testaments

  • Breakdown FM:Connecting the Dots: Meet DAM-Coverage of the Nakba pt-3
  • Breakdown FM: Malcolm X: The Ballot or the Bullet-Hip Hop Style
  • Police Terror Strikes Southern Cali Again-Two Mentally Ill People Shot By Police
  • Disabled Hip Hop Artists Finally Land a Radio Show
  • Immortal Technique Sets Off High School Writing Contest
  • The Effects of Media Consolidation on Urban Radio
  • Connecting the Dots: DAM, Boots & Rebel Diaz Speak Out-Nakba pt-3
  • Breakdown FM: Free Palestine-Arab Hip Hop in Full Effect-The Nakba pt 1 & 2

  • Hip Hop Song of the Day (May 15th)-Immortal Technique
  • It Needs To Be CED: Rappaz R. N. Dainja
  • Running to the Right: Barack Obama's DLC Strategy
  • Remy Ma Sentenced To 8 Years In Prison-Papoose Has to Be Restrained
  • Racist Incidents Give Some Obama Campaigners Pause
  • Mainstream Rap Songs That Have a Positive Message
  • CAN THE MEDIA STEAL THIS ELECTION from Barack Obama?

  • Police Terrorist Commit Sean Bell type Murder on Mother's Day
  • Comcast Censoring Political Speech Once Again
  • Suge Knight Gets a Beat Down at LA Nightclub
  • Before the Crips & Bloods-The LA Businessmen Return
  • Hidden Gay Life of Macho Hip Hop Stars
  • The Politics of Denunciation by Mumia Abu Jamal
  • Obama, Wright, and How the Post-Civil Rights Generation Will Rise to Power
  • Breakdown FM: NY Oil Speaks: Sean Bell Ain't a Nigga and Neither Are You
  • Breakdown FM Interview w/ Immortal Technique pt1
  • Breakdown FM Interview w/ Immortal Technique pt2

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    April 2008 Headlines

    Hip Hop News April 2008

  • Channel Chnager: Can BET Be Saved?
  • Jay-Z sets up trust Fund for Sean Bell's Kids
  • Pharoah Monch Weighs in on Sean Bell Verdict
  • Breakdown FM: Dead prez, Rosa Clemente, Jared Ball Speak on Sean Bell
  • Two Compelling Articles on Obama and His Pastor
  • Immortal Technique Speaks Out Against Police Brutality
  • Cynthia McKinney's Statement on the Sean Bell Verdict
  • Passing The Torch of Police Brutality: Sean Bell & The Solution
  • Who The Hell Am I? I Like Obama But He Can't Do Shit For Me
  • The Sean Bell Tragedy by Kevin Powell

  • Why NY Oil is Right for Challenging Nas
  • Obama's Pastor Jeremiah Wright Responds to Criticism
  • The Ballot, Not the Bullet-Oakland's Town Bizness Brings Out the Hip Hop Vote

  • Key Hillary Supporter Shows Love to Farrakhan-Will She Now Disown Him?
  • Why Nas is NOT that Nigga or Is He? By NY Oil
  • Bitter, Clinging to Our Guns & God in Pittsburgh

  • Michael Moore Endorse Obama-Clowns Hillary
  • How Conscious Hip Hop Failed Us
  • Obama's Words About Hip Hop & The Response from the Haters
  • Debate Analysis: ABC Asked Most Scandal Questions, Obama Was Clear Target
  • Obama vs Hillary-Where's the Mainstream's Research Teams?
  • This is Racism at its Best-God Bless America..
  • Arizona attempts to outlaw MEChA and Chicano Studies
  • Democrats & Nancy Pelosi Plan to Issue Blank Check for War

  • Akon Busted Lying About His Criminal Past
  • Rebels of Rap: Hip Hop in Iran
  • Rap on Rap: A Study of BET/MTV video programming
  • Dont Hate on Tavis Smiley's Hatin
  • Breakdown FM: Afrika Bambaataa vs Hot 97-It's All About Mind Control
  • Krip Hop (Disbaled) Artists Are Making Big Moves

  • RZA Launches WuChess.Com; New Films, Album
  • FCC Hearing on Net Neutrality this Thursday at Stanford
  • A Message From Cynthia McKinney-She Touches Down in Southern Cali
  • An Interview w/ Mumia Abu Jamal About Recent Court Decisions
  • Bill Cosby to release Rap album in May
  • Commercial Takeover: Internet Radio Being Stifled by Outrageous Fees
  • Making Sense: Hip-Hop Star Common Raps About Rev. Jeremiah Wright
  • Alicia Keys Says Gangsta Rap Was Created to Get black People to Kill Each Other
  • Breakdown FM: Holding It Down for Memphis Meet Brotha's Keepa
  • Breakdown FM: Rakaa of Dilated Peoples Speaks on Race & Politics
  • Breakdown FM: One World, One Mind, 1 Hood-Meet Pittsburgh Rapper Jasiri X

  • All Hail Hip Hop's Ageing Parents
  • Eminem On Board For Mandela 90th Bday Concert
  • Clinton vs Obama - Who is the Real Elitist?
  • Bill Clinton Flashback-He Talked About Insecure White People
  • An Open Letter from Small Town Officials About Obama's Remarks
  • Bush Administration Set to Use New Spy Program in US
  • 40 Years in the Wilderness by Paradise of X-Clan
  • An Update on Mumia's Situation
  • Breakdown FM: Rev Yearwood of Hip Hop Caucus meets Dr King
  • Breakdown FM: Revolutionary Situation-2Pac's Mother Afeni Shakur Brings Heat

  • TI Confesses He Brought It on Himself...
  • Is Oprah Paying a Price for Backing Obama?
  • Did Tavis Smiley Pay a Price for Not Supporting Obama?
  • Foxy Brown's Legal Troubles Not Over Just Yet
  • Fear of Black-Brown Race War in Los Angeles
  • Hip-hop's healing voices not invited to King event
  • Popular Bay Area Rapper Shot Dead by Police
  • Going Off w/ the Biz-An Interview with Biz Markie

  • BET, Low powered Radio & the Congressional Black Caucus
  • 50 Cent and Floyd Mayweather Get Into a Tussle
  • SF Olympic Torchbearers Wave Tibetan Flag Cause Uproar
  • Hip Hop Pioneer Calls for Boycott of Olympics
  • Hip Hop Chess Tourney Returns to Bay Area This Weekend
  • 50 Kicks Young Buck Out of G-Unit
  • Bad Times-How the LA Times Royally Screwed Up
  • Jailed Prodigy of Mobb Deep Goes Off in Recent Vibe Blog
  • Hip Hop Appreciation Week 2008 is Announced

  • Spanish Rap Breathes Life Into Hip Hop
  • 10 things you should know about John McCain (but probably donít):
  • 'Stop Loss': Patriotic Bluster Dressed up As a Protest Movie
  • MC Breed Arrested for Not paying Child Support
  • Hip Hop Pioneer Frosty Freeze of the Rockstaedy Crew Passes (RIP)
  • Tribe Called Quest vs Outkast-Who Would Win?

  • The Birthplace of Hip Hop is Not the Bronx
  • A March To Protect Our Children
  • The Top 10 Myths Keeping Hillary in the Race
  • 50 cent is No Longer Supporting Hillary
  • Rev Amos Brown Speaks on the Controversy Surrounding Jeremiah Wright

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    March 2008 Headlines

    Hip Hop News March 2008

  • Sean Levert-Brother of Gerald Levert Dies in Jail
  • Hip-Hop community sees backlash in Kilpatrick indictment
  • Ten Troubling Questions Obama Needs to Answer...
  • Will Hillary Disassociate Herself from Maya Angelou?

  • Breakdown FM: Meet the Godmother of LA Hip Hop-Medusa
  • Jimmy Henchmen Replies To LA Times' Apology; Afeni Speaks
  • Rapper Beanie Sigel Gets Three Months In Jail
  • T.I. Sentenced To A Year 'In The Public's Interest'
  • Feds Deny Mumia A New Trial-He Faces Death Penalty

  • Remy Ma Found Guilty, Facing Up to 25 Years
  • Yo-Yo Teams Up with MC Serch to Seek Out Best Female Rappers
  • Big Phat Liar-The LA Times Wrongly Accuses Diddy-They Get Fooled & Clowned
  • LA Times Apologizes Over Article on Diddy Shooting 2Pac
  • NW Hip Hop newsletter March/April Edition
  • A Breakdown of the Gangs Infiltrating Memphis
  • Prisons Are Great Money Makers for Corporations

  • Obama's Schemes to Tiptoe Past the Devil
  • A Brief for Whitey-How to Handle Obama & Black People)
  • Feds Deny New trial for Mumia-He Now Faces Death Penalty Hearing
  • Hillary Compare's Obama's Pastor to Don Imus
  • Young Black & Brown Voters Moving Away from Democrats
  • Is It Hillary's Turn to 'Denounce and Reject' Her Problematic Pastor?
  • Hillary Donors Including BET's Bob Johnson Threaten House Speaker Nancy Pelosi
  • Freedom Rider: Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb, Bomb Iran
  • Woman Beats Down Man in Front of Kids (video)

  • Take Back America- Davey D Confrontation with Fox News
  • Informant Claims Mob Figure Was Shaking Down Rap Artists
  • Ethan Brown's Book 'Snitch' Is Banned from Prisons
  • Why Is Hillary Clinton Reviled-Is She a Monster?
  • No, really, God Damn America
  • The Ignorance, Innocence or Wisdom of DMX on Politics
  • Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama and the Unacceptability of Truth
  • The Full Story Behind Jeremiah Wright's Sermon-Here's the Whole speech
  • Cynthia McKinney: A Discussion of Race Worth Having

  • Still a Good Day-An Interview w/ Ice Cube
  • The Politician and the Preacher-(Please Don't Falter Obama)
  • Study Links Rap Music to Sexism
  • Fat Hip Hop Critic Wins Prestigious Journalism Award
  • Tacoma Police Halt E-40 Concert Claim He is a Gang Member
  • Too Short still a major player on rap scene
  • LA Times Claims Associates of Diddy Shot 2Pac
  • Iranian Rap Music Bedevils the Authorities

  • Juice Crew vs Wu-Tang: Who Would Win?
  • Trials of a Hip Hop Educator: Taking Charge of the Class
  • An Open Letter for Professor Griff of Public Enemy
  • An Open Letter to Hillary-Correct the Wrongs Done to Obama

  • Is Geraldine Ferraro an Idiot or Did She Speak the Truth?
  • Breakdown FM: The 11th Hour-An Interview w/ Del tha Funkee Homosapien
  • Mother of Teen Protests Tony Yayo Book Tour
  • Dru Hill Unite than Break Up on the Air
  • Rakim Set to Drop Album
  • Black & Brown Come Together-Fight Against the Klan
  • Building Owner Fights Redneck Klan Shop

  • Seattle Hip Hop Artist Under Arrest for Protesting
  • Immortal Technique, San Quinn Set to Host Panel in San Francisco
  • An Interview with KRS-One on new Technology
  • The Return of LA Hip Hop-Blu is in the Building
  • LA Rapper Shot and Killed By Police
  • It sounds crazy but the Clintons are offering Obama a VP spot.
  • Shyne's Father becomes Prime Minister of Belize

  • Russell Simmons Steps Up For Obama
  • Obamamania-Does It Equal American Stupidity?
  • Act Like You Know-Amiri Baraka Smashes for Obama

  • Oakland Rapper/ Activist Killed by Amtrak
  • Juvenile's Daughter Killed By her Brother
  • Fans Erupt After Canceled Lil' Boosie Concert in Omaha
  • Judge Doesn't Allow Ja Rule to Post Co-Defendants' Bail

  • Hip Hop Pioneer Too Short Speaks About the Fall of the Hyphy Movement
  • Ingrained Selection is Natural-Interview w/ DJ Shadow
  • The Assassination of Larry Davis w/ Fred Hampton Jr & Nephew Barry Davis
  • The Dark Side of Black History-Time to Tell on Cointel
  • The Year of the Hip Hop Women Officially Begins March 2008
  • Its Bigger Than Hip Hop; Truth Behind the Evergreen Uprising
  • Did KMEL Radio Kill the Bay Area's Hyphy Movement?

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    February 2008 Headlines

    February 2008

  • The History of Hip Hop (re-print 1985)
  • Paradise of X-Clan's Open Letter to Tavis Smiley About Barack Obama
  • This Weekend's Riots in Olympia Washington & dead Prez
  • Talib Kweli Speaks Out About Voting & Brack Obama
  • Game Pleads Guilty-Set to do Four Months

  • Nas Sparks Controversy at Grammys
  • The Boondocks vs BET-The Banned Video Resurfaces
  • Game Pleads Guilty-Set to Do 4 Months in Jail
  • An Interview w/ Presidential Candidate Cynthia McKinney
  • How the Hell Did Hillary Win Cali? Something Ainít Right!
  • The Historic Role of Police Brutality in the Black Community
  • The RIAA Inacts Terroristic Penalties/ Cuts Artist Royalties
  • Erykah badu gets Gangsta & Stands Her Ground
  • Democrats Pose Greater Peril to Obama/Clinton than GOP

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    January 2008 Headlines

    January 2008

  • Who is the Greatest Producer of All-Time-Dre, Primo or Dilla?
  • Racist Hampton Newspaper Disses Barack Obama
  • Trials of a Hip Hop Educator: The Caged Lion and the Key
  • Chuck D Speaks Out on Def Jam President Vacancy
  • Lil Wayne Arrested In Arizona On Drug Charges
  • Sean 'Diddy' Combs Set To Go To Trial In Assault Case
  • Nate Dogg Suffers from Stroke

  • Martin Luther King vs The Radio
  • Looking in the Mirror w/ Rhymefest
  • Ice Cube Brings the Real Hip Hop & Drops Bombs
  • Why Bob Johnson is an Asshole & Hypocrite
  • Martin Luther King vs. the Radio-Celebrate the Legacy
  • Martin Luther King Meets J-Dilla-Reclaim the Dream
  • Dr King Meets Ghostface-The Dream Continues

  • Hip Hop for President Tour Announced
  • Move Over Hillary & Barack-Cynthia is Running for Prez
  • Hip Hop Gets its First Fraternity at Indiana U
  • An Open Letter to Presidential Candidates from Russell Simmons
  • Foxy Brown Appeals For Her Freedom, Health
  • David Banner Teams Up with Ice Cube for Movie

  • Davey D's End of Year 2007 Hip Hop Awards
  • RIAA Says Its Illegal to Make Personal Copies of Your CDs
  • Fresh Coast Report: Hip Hop & the Genocide in Kenya
  • Locked Outside the Gates: Housing Drama in New Orleans
  • NW Hip Hop Congress January Bulletin

  • Top 5 Low & Top 10 High Moments in Hip Hop for 07
  • What Was the Hip Hop Album & Song of the Year?
  • An Open Letter for Music Business CEOs to Ignore
  • Ani vs KRS-One The Lost Interview
  • Reflections on Hip Hop Culture, Christianity & Social Capital
  • Ladies First Spotlights Seattle Hip Hopís Best Femcees

  • Jay-Z Speaks Out On Racism, Violence & Hip Hopís Decline
  • Hip Hop's Original Hip Hop Cop pt 1 (Infiltrating the KKK)
  • Hip Hop's Original Hip Hop Cop pt 2 (Crips,Bloods & Gangsta Rap Come to Utah)
  • Hip Hop's Original Hip Hop Cop pt 3 (Studio Gangsters, 2Pac, LA Street Gangs vs the Mafia)

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    August 2005 Headlines


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