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Producer Scott Storch Robbed At Gunpoint In NYC

August 20th, 2013 4:27pm EDT
Scott Storch
On early Tuesday morning, music mogul Scott Storch claims he was robbed at gunpoint outside a Manhattan hotel.

The hip hop producer, who has worked with stars like Dr. Dre, 50 Cent and Snoop Dogg, filed a police report after the incident.

The Long Island native asserts he was leaving the New York Palace hotel on Madison Avenue when he was approached by two men with guns who told him to hand over his jewelry and cash.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ.com Storch handed over a briefcase which contained over $4,000 in cash along with several items of jewelry.

His SUV driver was also told...
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50 Cent Adds 2nd Free DVD Movie To New Album Package

November 17th, 2008 6:00pm EST
50 Cent
50 Cent knows hard times. So in these difficult economic days, the artist who debuted with Get Rich Or Die Tryin' is giving something back to his fans by adding a free DVD of a full-length original movie to his fourth major label album, Before I Self Destruct (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope), releasing early 2009.

The album move comes as 50 Cent was rushing to get his album finished for a December release, however it is not complete. With the deadline to secure advertising and retail placement for the album imminent, he decided to move to a date in early 2009.

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50 Cent Unleashes His Fourth Album, 'Before I Self Destruct,' Dec. 9

October 17th, 2008 1:05pm EDT
50 Cent
50 Cent exploded onto the music scene with his blockbuster debut Get Rich Or Die Tryin'. Now he's set to deliver his fourth major label album, Before I Self Destruct (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope), on December 9, 2008.

For the explosive Before I Self Destruct, 50 Cent returned to working closely with Dr. Dre and Eminem as he did on his first album. But Before I Self Destruct is more than an album. The package also includes a DVD with an original, gritty, feature-length movie he wrote, directed and starred in. 50 Cent proves with Before I Self Destruct that no one on the hip-hop sce...
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Starpulse Weakly Legal Round-Up

June 16th, 2008 3:00pm EDT
Boss Hog
Once a week the staff at Starpulse recaps the latest legal news related to celebrities and musicians, as well as any other faux-lebrities.

This week’s news centers on a house fire, a child porn trial and a conservatorship, but the most important news bulletin was about the damage done to a luxury vehicle.

Judge Bans 50 Cent From Selling Burned House

Rapper 50 Cent has been ordered not to sell the charred remains of his New York home until investigators have decided what caused the fire that destroyed it last month.

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Raheem Devaughn's Sophomore Disc Debuts On Charts; Will Tour With Jill Scott

January 25th, 2008 8:38am EST
Raheem DeVaughn
Jive recording artist, Raheem DeVaughn, who recently received a Grammy Award nomination for his current single "Woman," debuts at #5 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums Chart and #3 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart with his latest effort, Love Behind The Melody. The Baltimore based singer/songwriter will kick-off a major city tour with Jill Scott in Seattle, WA at the Paramount theater on February 5th.

Early reviews are in on Raheem's latest album, Love Behind The Melody, and all the critics agree. Entertainment Weekly gives it an A- and enthuses that "...he wraps his tenor around unu...
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Kelly Rowland's Second Album, 'Ms. Kelly,' Hits Stores June 26

May 9th, 2007 8:00pm EDT
Kelly Rowland
They say that change can be a good thing. Just ask Kelly Rowland, a founding member of Destiny's Child, the top-selling female recording group of all-time, and a best-selling Grammy-winning solo artist in her own right.

*UPDATE* The release date for Kelly's new album has been pushed back one week to July 3.

By 2006, Destiny's Child had wrapped the group's "Destiny Fulfilled" farewell tour and Kelly Rowland -- who'd successfully debuted as a solo artist in 2002 with a global smash album, Simply Deep, and a chart-topping Grammy-winning hit single, "Dilemma" --decided to record her ...
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Check Out Eve's New Single, 'Tambourine'; New Album Due Aug. 7

April 23rd, 2007 1:37pm EDT
Eve
Eve is making a comeback and she's the only female rapper left in the game. Here I Am is the album, coming August 7th with production from Timbaland, Scott Storch, Swizz Beatz, Cool & Dre, Pharrell and Sean Paul.

Listen to Eve's Tambourine produced by Swizz Beatz:

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Daddy Yankee Sets Release of His First Studio Album in Three Years, 'The Cartel: The Big Boss,' for June 5

April 3rd, 2007 10:04am EDT
Daddy Yankee
Daddy Yankee's first studio album since 2004's groundbreaking Barrio Fino promises to pour more gasolina on the fire that is reggaeton. The Cartel: The Big Boss, to be released June 5, continues to expand reggaeton's power and reach by featuring such diverse guest artists as Fergie, Jim Jones, Nicole Scherzinger from The Pussycat Dolls, Akon, and Will.i.am from Black Eyed Peas.

Both Akon and Will.i.am also produce, as do Mr. ColliPark and Scott Storch (the latter producing the first single, "Impacto") along with Reggaeton producers Eli "El Musicologo", Tiny Tunes, Diesel and Menace.

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Ne-Yo Unveils New Album Title: 'Because Of You,' Inspired By Love Of His Fans; In Stores May 1

March 23rd, 2007 9:00pm EDT
Ne-Yo
The wait is finally over – as Def Jam recording artist Ne-Yo takes the wraps off and announces that his hotly awaited second album, due May 1, will be titled Because Of You, named after the album's first single pick.

"It makes the most sense," Ne-Yo says of his album title choice. "It's because of the people that inspire me to make music. Because of the love of the music. Because of the fans. Because of you, that I do what I do."

#1 most-added on the Rhythm format after its impact date last month, and the highest Rhythm chart debut of his career, "Because Of You" jumps to #23-...
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Mya's New Album, "Liberation," Hits Stores June 26

February 14th, 2007 7:30pm EST
Mya
Change is good. Just ask Mya. The Grammy-winning multi-platinum artist is at a new place in her life and is rocking a groove that's deliciously grown, sexy and secure. Playful and passionate, tough but open, the changes Mya's gone through allow her to be the woman she is, right now.

Mya's fourth CD and her Universal Motown Record's debut is Liberation and it's the sound of a singer expressing herself with no limits. >From aching ballads like "Life's Too Short" to the insistent, aggressive "Still A Woman" or the bumpin' no nonsense, "I Got That" featuring the Game, Liberation is Mya, u...
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American Idol Ruben Studdard To Appear In Free Concert In Hawaii On New Year's Eve

December 26th, 2006 10:00am EST
Ruben Studdard
American Idol winner Ruben Studdard will celebrate New Year's Eve in Hawaii to appear in a free concert called "Gospel Goes Classic," being put on by Word of Life. Members of the Honolulu Symphony are also expected to play as well as other special guests. Ruben recently released his newest album The Return which reached #3 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums chart and #8 on the Billboard Top 200 albums. His hit single "Change Me" was the #1 most added song at Urban Radio in it's first week. With the help of hot R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and renowned producer Scott Storch, The Return was one of ...
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Check Out Two New Singles From Brooke Hogan

December 8th, 2006 11:40am EST
Brooke Hogan
Brooke Hogan is not only famous for being Hulk Hogan’s daughter but also recently released her debut album, "Undiscovered." Brooke is the first artist to be signed to super-producer Scott Storch's record label. Storch's Midas touch has scored hits for the likes of Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, 50 Cent, Chris Brown, Christina Aguilera, and Missy Elliott.

Brooke follows up her first single "About Us" with "Heaven Baby" (featuring Beenie Man) and “For A Moment.” Check out both singles below.

Brooke Hogan “Heaven Baby” featuring Beanie Man

Brooke Hogan “For A Moment”

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Fat Joe's "Make It Rain" Feat. Lil Wayne Debuts At #2

November 9th, 2006 12:13pm EST
Fat Joe
Watch Fat Joe's "Make It Rain" from his upcoming Nov. 14 release, "Me, Myself and I." The song features Lil' Wayne and was directed by Chris Robinson. The video features cameos by Diddy, Scott Storch, Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Birdman, Cool & Dre and a lot of money.

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Fat Joe's "Me, Myself & I" In Stores Nov. 14; Watch "Make It Rain"

October 22nd, 2006 9:00am EDT
Fat Joe
A little more than 13 years after releasing his debut LP, Represent, hip-hop legend Fat Joe is definitely certified as one of the last of a dying breed. While many of his pioneering peers from that golden era haven't since gracefully bowed out of the game, Joe has constantly found ways to evolve over the years as not only one of the premier MCs in rap, but as an astute businessman with an ear for finding and cultivating talent such as fellow legend Big Pun, female fire starter Remy Ma and R&B crooner Tony Sunshine. Joe's business savvy has surpassed working only in music as he has also secu...
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American Idol Ruben Studdard's New Album "The Return" In Stores Today

October 17th, 2006 11:25am EDT
Ruben Studdard
American Idol winner Ruben Studdard releases new single "Change Me" off his latest album "The Return" in stores October 17. With the help of hot R&B singer-songwriter Ne-Yo and renowned producer Scott Storch, "The Return" is one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year.

Ruben Studdard is back with a new album, a new look and his signature velvet sound. Legendary artist Gladys Knight dubbed him the "Velvet Teddy Bear" right before he won American Idol: Season 2 back in 2003. He followed up his win with "Soulful" in 2003 which went Platinum and I Need an Angel in 2004 which went...
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Producer Dre To Release Debut CD, "The Trunk"

October 16th, 2006 2:12pm EDT
Dre
Simply put, producers Cool and Dre are forging the soundtracks to our lives right now. With hit records for The Game and 50 Cent ("Hate it or Love It"), Ja Rule ("New York"), their mentor Fat Joe ("So Much More), Juvenile ("Rodeo") and most recently Christina Milian and good friend DJ Khaled ("Holla at Me Baby"), the Grammy nominated tandem have fulfilled their almost life long dreams to become the undeniably hottest production team in music today.

Now with their feet firmly planted in the game, it's time to embark on new goals for the duo. One half of the team, Dre, has finally liste...
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Brooke Hogan's Debut Album, "Undiscovered," Hits Stores Oct. 24

October 8th, 2006 11:00am EDT
Brooke Hogan
Brooke Hogan may be the daughter of world-famous wrestler Hulk Hogan, but she has already pinned down her own celebrity status as a star of VH1's top-rated reality family adventure, "Hogan Knows Best," now in its second season.

On June 12, the 18-year-old will take her boldest step toward individuality yet with the release of single "About Us," featuring rapper Paul Wall. The punchy, rhythmic-flavored track is a testament to living in the spotlight and braving false media rumors. It was produced by Scott Storch, who has helmed projects for Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera...
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Judge Rules Beyoncé Did Not Infringe Copyright in Song 'Baby Boy'

October 2nd, 2006 1:39pm EDT
Beyonce
On September 21, a United States District Court in Houston dismissed a copyright infringement case brought against Beyoncé and the co-authors of the Grammy Award-winning, number-one hit song "Baby Boy" (click to watch the video). Judge Nancy Atlas ruled that Beyoncé and the other defendants named in the case did not infringe the copyright in the plaintiff's song.

In response to the court's decision, Beyoncé said, "It's unfortunate that lawsuits such as this one occur, but I am grateful and relieved to have this behind me and I am eager to move on."

"Baby Boy" was written and produ...
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JoJo Breaks Records With 'Too Little Too Late'

September 25th, 2006 11:05am EDT
JoJo
Teen phenomenon JoJo hit uncharted territory this week, making music history with her new song "Too Little Too Late," the debut single from her sophomore album The High Road, which hits stores on October 17. The sizzling song soared from #66 to #3 on Billboard Magazine's Hot 100 Singles chart, making it the first song to make the biggest leap in the entire history of the chart.

The song has become a multi-format smash, and the perfect return for the 15-year-old Boston native, whose previous platinum-plus self-titled debut album reached #4 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart and launch...
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Method Man To Release "4:21...The Day After" On Aug. 29, Signing Copies At Virgin Megastore In NYC

August 28th, 2006 4:23pm EDT
Method Man
In the dark, womb-like sanctuary of Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady studios in downtown Manhattan—-a place that has birthed historical musical moments-—sits the artist known as Iron Lung, Tical, Wu Brother #1, Johnny Blaze, and of course...Method Man. With a trusty, half-lit blunt by his side, he is lounging in front of white grand piano, his hands sweeping the keyboards, trying to remember a tune he memorized years ago.

Maybe the idea of one of hip hop's finest—and grimiest—emcees tickling the ivories sounds odd, or out of place, but Mr. Mef has never been the type to fit in. His husky, ...
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Paris Hilton In-Store Appearances & CD Release Parties

August 8th, 2006 11:32am EDT
Paris Hilton
Newly crowned pop star Paris Hilton will celebrate the release of her debut album "Paris" with a cross-country mini-tour hitting Miami, New York City, and Los Angeles the week before the album's release on August 22nd, on Warner Bros. Records.

In each city, the mediagenic heiress will greet fans and autograph copies of her CD booklet at in-store signing events, followed by making evening appearances at CD release parties, where Hilton will play cuts off the album. Among those tracks will be the reggae-tinged single "Stars Are Blind" her first single -- a bona fide summer smash that is ...
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Ruben Studdard's Sophomore R&B Effort Hits Stores Sept. 26

July 31st, 2006 11:31am EDT
Ruben Studdard
Grammy-nominated and platinum recording artist Ruben Studdard will release his long awaited sophomore R&B/soul album, “The Return,” on J Records, September 26. The album is the follow-up to his heralded debut album, Soulful, released in 2003.

The intimate and powerfully sung lead single, "Change Me" (produced by The Underdogs) goes to urban adult and urban mainstream radio today. “The Return” includes additional production by The Underdogs, Scott Storch, Ne-Yo, Brian-Michael Cox, Harold Lilly, Dre & Vidal and others. Studdard produced the track "If Only For One Night," a remake of the...
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Get Ready: Hotel Heiress Paris Hilton's Debut Album Hits Stores August 22; See It, Hear It Here

July 21st, 2006 4:56pm EDT
Paris Hilton
The hottest name in entertainment, Paris Hilton, now adds singer-songwriter to model-actress-author-entrepreneur. On her debut album, Paris captures the sound of summer: a mix of pure pop, hip-hop, and reggae, of bangin’ beats, sexy lyrics, and infectious melodies. From the radio the dance floor Paris Hilton is burning it up!

Hilton collaborated with several top-notch producers to give her club-ready dance pop an urban edge, including hip-hop's reigning hit-maker Scott Storch (50 Cent, Beyoncé), Jonathan "J.R." Rotem (Rihanna), and Dr. Luke (Pink, Kelly Clarkson).

She also work...
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Listen To The New DMX Single 'Lord Give Me A Sign'

July 5th, 2006 10:46am EDT
DMX
On Wednesday, July 12th you can get a double dose of DMX on BET. First at 7:30 PM EST you can catch DMX on Access Granted to see the making of X's new video "Lord Give Me a Sign." You can then catch DMX again at 9 PM EST for the premiere of his reality show "DMX: Soul of a Man." You don't want to miss these shows next Wednesday. Also get ready for DMX's Sony debut, "Year of the Dog, Again," in stores August 1.

Synopsis of "DMX: Soul of a Man":

"DMX: Soul Of A Man" goes behind the rapper’s rough exterior to expose the harsh realities of his past, the conflicting dualities of th...
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Method Man Returns With New Album

June 29th, 2006 10:28am EDT
Method Man
In the dark, womb-like sanctuary of Jimi Hendrix's Electric Lady studios in downtown Manhattan—a place that has birthed historical musical moments—sits the artist known as Iron Lung, Tical, Wu Brother #1, Johnny Blaze, and of course...Method Man. With a trusty, half-lit blunt by his side, he is lounging in front of white grand piano, his hands sweeping the keyboards, trying to remember a tune he memorized years ago.

Maybe the idea of one of hip hop's finest—and grimiest—emcees tickling the ivories sounds odd, or out of place, but Mr. Mef has never been the type to fit in. His husky, gu...
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LL Cool J Wants You To Meet 'Todd Smith'

February 13th, 2006 7:10pm EST
LL Cool J
In 2006, LL Cool J is making sure that everyone knows Todd Smith. This 12th release on Def Jam Records, his first self-titled release, continues to define him as a breakthrough artist. Todd Smith is scheduled to be released worldwide on March 21, 2006.

Todd Smith is jump started by the undeniable smash "Control Myself," featuring the multi-platinum and multi-talented superstar, Jennifer Lopez. Produced by Jermaine Dupri, the bass driven track shows yet another dimension of LL's versatility. The album, mostly recorded in Miami and New York features several tracks from Timbaland, Pharrel...
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Ice Cube Returns With New Album

February 7th, 2006 7:47pm EST
Ice Cube
Ice Cube makes his highly anticipated return to the mic with the debut of his seventh solo LP, titled "Laugh Now, Cry Later." Following the release of his greatest hits collection in 2001, the West Coast's Greatest Rap Lyrist is back again, bringing forth his best musical work to date. "Laugh Now, Cry Later," which will be released by Ice Cube's independently owned label, Lench Mob Records, will hit shelves worldwide on June 6th.

Boasting production from top level producers like Scott Storch, Swizz Beatz and Lil' Jon, and featuring guests Snoop Dogg and WC, Ice Cube looks to settle ba...
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