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Celebrity Birthdays, February 18

February 18th, 2007 3:00am EST
Rihanna
Happy Birthday to Caribbean singer Rihanna (1988), brat-pack actress Molly Ringwald (1968), rapper Dr. Dre (1965), "Herbie: Fully Loaded" actor Matt Dillon (1964), modern b-movie queen Julie Strain (1962), Italian actress Greta Scacchi (1960), letter-turner Vanna White (1957), actor/pilot John Travolta (1954), singer Juice Newton (1952), "Moonlighting" actress Cybill Shepherd (1950), film director John Hughes (1950), ex-Styx singer Dennis DeYoung (1947), Japanese singer/artist Yoko Ono (1933), Czech director Milos Forman (1932), author Toni Morrison (1931), actor George Kennedy (1925), "Cit...
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Young Buck to Release Sophomore Album Next Month

February 7th, 2007 10:00am EST
Young Buck
G-Unit's Southern Soldier Young Buck will release his sophomore solo album, "Buck The World," on March 20, 2007. It's been two and a half years since the Tennessee titan released his platinum plus solo debut Straight Outta Cashville, and he is more than ready to prove it was worth the wait.

"Buck The World" is loaded with bangers like the first single "I Know You Want Me" and the rowdy follow up single "Get Buck." The album features production by some of the most talented producers in the game, Eminem, Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Hi-Tek and Jazze Pha. Guest appearances include Snoop Dogg, TI, 8B...
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N.W.A's 20th Anniversary Celebrated With "The Best Of N.W.A: The Strength Of Street Knowledge"

January 7th, 2007 10:00am EST
N.W.A.
It has been 20 years since N.W.A. rocketed Straight Outta Compton to worldwide acclaim and notoriety as rap music's most powerful force, redefining forever the trajectory of popular music. On December 26, Capitol/Priority released The Best Of N.W.A: The Strength Of Street Knowledge, a commemorative career-spanning collection, in CD and deluxe edition CD/DVD packages. The CD includes 17 of N.W.A's most revolutionary tracks, while the deluxe edition CD/DVD contains more than two hours of N.W.A's best tracks, music videos and previously unreleased interview footage. Both packages include new ...
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Starpulse.com's Music To Look For In 2007

January 4th, 2007 2:21pm EST
50 Cent
Once again, it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming year in entertainment. A long list of distinguished music acts will be releasing albums this year, with some great releases just weeks away. It looks to be quite an interesting selection, no matter your tastes in music. Here’s some of the music you need to look for in 2007:

50 Cent prepares his third full release, after an unsuccessful dip into the pools of the video game and movie industries.

Jennifer Lopez will have an all-Spanish album for her sixth release.

Rap/R&B group Pretty Ricky tries out their sophomore album.

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Diddy & Snoop Dogg Plan European Tour

December 14th, 2006 9:11am EST
Snoop Dogg
Two icons of the hip-hop world, Diddy and Snoop Dogg, have unveiled plans for a major co-headlining European concert tour. The historic 18-city trek will see the superstars sharing stages in nine countries across the continent.

The Snoop/Diddy tour will kick off on March 12th at Oslo, Norway's Spektrum, then travel across Europe through an April 2nd date at the UK's Nottingham Arena (see itinerary below). Along the way, the itinerary will make stops in Denmark, Germany, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Holland, and Ireland. Among the momentous tour's many highlights will be a pair of two-...
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Another 'Classic' Snoop Dogg Album Drops Nov. 21

November 2nd, 2006 11:02am EST
Snoop Dogg
Superstar rapper and hip hop icon Snoop Dogg readies for his highly anticipated album "Tha Blue Carpet Treatment" releasing on November 21 through Doggystyle/Geffen. Early buzz from industry insiders promise a classic album complete with the reunion of Snoop and Dr. Dre with three bangers from the dynamic duo.

This classic pairing marks the duo's first collaborative effort in approximately five years and promises to make history once again.

"Tha Blue Carpet Treatment" is a return to the original sound that put the Long Beach rapper on the map with Snoop keeping it gangsta on each...
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Ras Kass Releases First Album Since Prison Release

September 19th, 2006 7:30pm EDT
Ras Kass
Highly respected West Coast lyricist, Ras Kass, is back with his first release since his departure from his two year stint in prison. He's on a vengeance to prove he's still got it and will verbally assault any emcee (any coast) and he's here to show that the west is definitely back on the map!! This highly anticipated new album, "Eat or Die," features some of today's hottest rappers appearing side by side with LA's finest.

Featured guests include: multi-platinum ATL poster boy T.I., Queensbridge legend Nas, Cash Money's TQ, G-Unit artists Lloyd Banks, Mobb Deep, Spider Loc, and 40 ...
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Snoop Dogg Set To Release "Tha Blue Carpet Treatment" In Nov.; New Single Debuts Aug. 30

August 23rd, 2006 3:08pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Multi-Platinum, Award Winning rapper Snoop Dogg is set to release his eighth solo LP, "Tha Blue Carpet Treatment," this November through Doggystyle/Geffen. "Tha Blue Carpet Treatment" is one of the most highly anticipated new albums of the year and will continue to solidify this hip hop icon as one of the most influential musical entertainers of today.

Throughout each record on the forthcoming release, Snoop takes it back to the basics…back to the 'hood, showcasing the original gangsta sound that made this Long Beach rapper an instant household name when he made his debut in 1992 on D...
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Madden 07 Soundtrack Announced

June 23rd, 2006 2:52pm EDT
Madden NFL 07
Crank it up, gamers! The football pre-season kicks off with a bang as Electronic Arts reveals the 35 songs that will be featured in Madden NFL 07, becoming the de facto soundtrack of the 2007 football season. The bone-crunching action and heart-pounding adrenaline of the grid iron is intensified by the game's one-of-a-kind mix of rock and hip hop. Full List Below!

"Year after year, the music selected for inclusion in EA's smash hit football series invariably becomes the soundtrack of the football season, moving beyond the game to turn up in football stadiums and on live TV broadcasts, ...
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Listen To Method Man's New Single 'Say' Featuring Lauryn Hill

June 2nd, 2006 4:48pm EDT
Method Man
Method Man is back with the hot new single "Say" featuring Lauryn Hill! This is the first single off of Method Man’s forthcoming release 4:21. The new album due in stores this summer also features guest appearances from Fat Joe, Styles P and production by the legendary Dr. Dre.

Listen to "Say" featuring Lauryn Hill:

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Busta Rhymes Has Worthy Collaborators on 'Big Bang'

May 11th, 2006 12:12pm EDT
Busta Rhymes
Multi-platinum recording artist Busta Rhymes will release his Aftermath Entertainment debut, "The Big Bang," on June 13. The album, his first in three years, showcases a combination of two of the most dynamic, creative forces in hip-hop music as Busta Rhymes teams with super-producer and Aftermath chief, Dr. Dre.

"The Big Bang's" initial offering, the Swizz Beatz produced "Touch It," and its remix, which features Mary J. Blige, Lloyd Banks, DMX, Rah Digga and Papoose, are currently searing airwaves worldwide.

The second single, the offbeat "I Love My Bitch," which features Kelis...
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Today's Celebrity Birthdays, Feb. 18

February 18th, 2006 3:00am EST
Rihanna
Happy Birthday to Caribbean singer Rihanna (1988), brat-pack actress Molly Ringwald (1968), rapper Dr. Dre (1965), "Herbie: Fully Loaded" actor Matt Dillon (1964), modern b-movie queen Julie Strain (1962), Italian actress Greta Scacchi (1960), letter-turner Vanna White (1957), actor/pilot John Travolta (1954), singer Juice Newton (1952), "Moonlighting" actress Cybill Shepherd (1950), film director John Hughes (1950), ex-Styx singer Dennis DeYoung (1947), Japanese singer/artist Yoko Ono (1933), Czech director Milos Forman (1932), author Toni Morrison (1931), actor George Kennedy (1925), "Cit...
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Mos Def, Common & Talib Kweli Featured On Rawkus Records Set

December 9th, 2005 1:44pm EST
Mos Def
Hip-Hop always had an underground, a minor league, if you will. It was a place that artists kicked around, cutting their teeth, sharpening their lyrical swords while they awaited their chance to shine. But in the mid-'90s, as mainstream Hip-Hop embraced its pop potential, the nature of the underground changed. Rather than serve as a batters box, it became a movement unto itself. Subterranean rappers no longer pleaded for love from the majors, instead, stridently moving against the grain in a form of non-violent protest to what they saw as the exploitation of their art. As a result, mai...
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First Greatest Hits Album From Eminem Due

November 29th, 2005 3:48pm EST
Eminem
Curtain Call: The Hits (click for review), the first greatest hits album from rap superstar Eminem, will be issued on December 6, 2005. Released simultaneously will be a two-disc deluxe edition featuring special packaging and a second CD titled "Stan's Mixtape." Along with 13 of Eminem's biggest hits, Curtain Call includes three new songs -- "Fack," "Shake That" (featuring Nate Dogg) and "When I'm Gone" -- each written and produced by Eminem. In addition, the Curtain Call bonus track marks the album premiere of the controversial Eminem-Elton John live duet of "Stan" from the 2001 Grammy A...
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