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Eazy-E And Ol' Dirty Bastard To Perform At Rock The Bells As Holograms

May 15th, 2013 3:07pm EDT
Wu Tang Clan
Eazy-E and Ol' Dirty Bastard are the next rappers to get the Tupac treatment and hit the stage as holograms.

Last year, late rapper Tupac graced the stage at Coachella with Snoop Lion thanks to new hologram technology. Since then, several deceased stars were rumored to get the hologram treatment next.

AllHipHop reports that Eazy-E will perform with Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Ol' Dirty Bastard will rap with his former group Wu-Tang Clan.

Eazy-E is considered "The Godfather Of Gangsta Rap." He died in 1995 at the age of 31, only a month after he was diagnosed with AIDS.

Ol' Dirty Bastard wa...
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Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Reuniting To Headline Rock The Bells Festival

May 16th, 2012 3:46pm EDT
Bone Thugs N Harmony
Rappers Bone Thugs-N-Harmony are putting their differences aside to reunite and belatedly mark their 20th anniversary at the Rock the Bells festival series this summer.

The Tha Crossroads hit-makers formed in 1991 as a five-piece, but the veteran rappers were reduced to a trio early last year when both Wish Bone and Krayzie Bone walked out of the group to pursue solo endeavors.

Now Krayzie Bone, Wish Bone, Layzie Bone, Bizzy Bone and Flesh-n-Bone are planning to celebrate their career longevity by coming together to headline the 2012 Rock the Bells hip-hop concerts. They will perform t...
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A Quick Look At Some Top Rap Feuds

August 22nd, 2008 9:12am EDT
Eminem
The music industry has always thrived on fabricated competition to generate publicity; The Beatles vs. The Rolling Stones, The Beatles vs. Elvis Presley, Madonna vs. Cyndi Lauper, Nirvana vs. Pearl Jam, and Jonas Brothers vs. Tokio Hotel, are all apt examples of this. In comparison to the examples given here however, competition is never more prevalent than in the Hip Hop arena. It is a platform where the verbal expression of ego driven beefs and putdowns have now become part of the art itself upon which success thrives. Whether recorded or done on video, it sets Rap music apart from a...
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Dr. Dre's Mother To Release Memoirs

March 11th, 2008 2:24pm EDT
Dr. Dre
Hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre's mother is set to release a book of memoirs revealing all about her son's rise to fame. In her upcoming tome Long Road Outta Compton, Verna Griffin documents her struggle from rags to riches, thanking her rapper son - real name Andre Young - for turning her life around.

The 58-year-old tells how she went from digging in the sofa in hope of finding coins to living in a multi-million dollar house and receiving a regular income courtesy of her Grammy-winning son.

But the star wasn't always the ideal son, and Griffin constantly worried about his close friendship...
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FBI Urged N.W.A To Stop Recording

February 18th, 2008 8:49am EST
N.W.A.
Federal agents officially asked rap pioneers N.W.A to stop recording after receiving a slew of complaints about their expletive-laden lyrics. In an essay written for Flaunt magazine, group co-founder Arabian Prince reveals he and bandmates Ice Cube and Eazy-E received letters from F.B.I. officials asking them to stop releasing hardcore rap music.

Prince - real name Mik Lezan - recalls, "(They told us) to stop recording such music... Upon our arrival at every airport terminal, we received a visit from the police reminding us not to use profanity onstage in their town, or face going to ...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 7

September 7th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Shannon Elizabeth
Happy Birthday to "Thirteen" actress Evan Rachel Wood (1987), "Final Destination" actor Devon Sawa (1978), "American Pie" actress Shannon Elizabeth (1976), rapper Eazy-E (1963; d. 1995), songwriter Diane Warren (1956), actor Corbin Bernsen (1954), actress Susan Blakely (1952), Pretenders singer/guitarist Chrissie Hynde (1951), "The Simpsons" voice actress Julie Kavner (1951), disco singer Gloria Gaynor (1949), singer Buddy Holly (1936; d. 1959), jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins (1930), English actor Peter Lawford (1923; d. 1984), actor Anthony Quayle (1913; d. 1989), and Hungarian film direc...
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Dr. Dre Has A Lot Of Material To Choose From For New Album

April 9th, 2007 9:08am EDT
Dr. Dre
Rap mogul Dr. Dre is planning for his retirement with a vault full of unreleased magic, according to pal Busta Rhymes. As the world waits for the reclusive producer's delayed Detox album - his first release for six years - Rhymes reveals the rapper's biggest problem is deciding which tracks to release from his archive.

Rhymes admits Dre has a "vault" of impressive rap material dating all the way back to his N.W.A. beginnings that will become his legacy.

He says, "Dre got a big safe with a big combination lock. Unbelievable s**t is in that vault - over 20 years of shit from (late...
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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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The Game Brings Out The Gangsta In Will.I.Am

November 5th, 2006 7:30pm EST
The Game
The Game has defended his decision to record his new album with Black Eyed Peas star Will.I.Am, insisting he brought the gangsta out in the hip-hop hitmaker.

Will.I.Am was the surprise choice to produce tracks on The Game's new album The Doctor's Advocate, but the rapper insists the collaboration made perfect sense to him.

He says, "People forget that Will was down with Ruthless (Records) back in the (NWA star) Eazy-E days, and he's a talented dude. Trust me, I brought back the gangsta side. Working with him really brought me to a place I haven't been in a long time. I could see...
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VH1's "Hip Hop Honors" & Ice-T's "Rap School" Premiere Oct. 17

September 14th, 2006 3:46pm EDT
Hip Hop Honors Hosted By Ice T
-VH1's "Hip Hop Honors" Airs Oct. 17 at 9pm (EST)

VH1 pays homage to the hip hop pioneers who transformed the genre into a true cultural phenomenon with the third annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors." Hosted by Ice-T, this year's "VH1 Hip Hop Honors," will pay tribute to Wu-Tang Clan, Afrika Bambaataa, Russell Simmons, MC Lyte, Rakim, Beastie Boys, Ice Cube, and Eazy E. The VH1-created awards special honors hip hop's pioneers and luminaries who have transformed this musical genre into a cultural phenomenon. The music and influence of each of the honorees will be recognized through performances...
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Celebrity Birthdays, September 7

September 7th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Shannon Elizabeth
Happy Birthday to "Thirteen" actress Evan Rachel Wood (1987), "Final Destination" actor Devon Sawa (1978), "American Pie" actress Shannon Elizabeth (1976), rapper Eazy-E (1963; d. 1995), songwriter Diane Warren (1956), actor Corbin Bernsen (1954), actress Susan Blakely (1952), Pretenders singer/guitarist Chrissie Hynde (1951), "The Simpsons" voice actress Julie Kavner (1951), disco singer Gloria Gaynor (1949), singer Buddy Holly (1936; d. 1959), jazz saxophonist Sonny Rollins (1930), English actor Peter Lawford (1923; d. 1984), actor Anthony Quayle (1913; d. 1989), and Hungarian film direc...
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