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Police Arrest Rapper Young Jeezy, Again

January 22nd, 2014 9:06am EST
Young Jeezy
For the second time this month, rapper Young Jeezy has been arrested - this time for obstructing police officers.

Police responded to a call at his girlfriend's home in Alpharetta, Georgia, and the rapper, real name Jay Wayne Jenkins, reportedly refused to cooperate with officers or identify himself.

The rapper has been booked at the Fulton County Jail, according to TMZ.com. 

Earlier this month, Young Jeezy was arrested for battery, false imprisonment and making threats after getting into an altercation with his son.

Meanwhile, the rapper is also dealing with a copyright infringement la...
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Young Jeezy's Clothing Line Sued By Hells Angels

October 29th, 2013 12:32pm EDT
Young Jeezy
Rapper Young Jeezy has been hit with a lawsuit from the Hells Angels over claims his clothing line copies their famous logo.

Honchos at the infamous motorcycle club have instructed lawyers to sue the hip-hop star, alleging his 8732 fashion range has a very similar emblem to their 'Death Head' image.

They want the 36 year-old rapper to pull all clothing featuring the design, and are demanding unspecified damages.

Last year, the Hells Angels sued skateboarder-turned-reality star Rob Dyrdek over similar claims he stole their logo and plastered it on T-shirts without their permission.

B...
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Rick Ross And Young Jeezy At Center Of BET Hip-Hop Awards Brawl

September 30th, 2012 5:09pm EDT
Rick Ross
The 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were taped Saturday night in Atlanta, Georgia, went off without a hitch -- at least, that's what viewers will think when the show airs October 9.

Organizers of the night's event were forced to call police to the Atlanta Civic Center after a fight erupted between the entourages of rappers Rick Ross and Young Jeezy.

Officers dispatched to the scene had to use pepper spray to break up the fracas, a spokesperson told TMZ.com; but no arrests were made.

"Atlanta Police Department officers on scene responded to break up the fight and used OC spray (pepper spra...
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Young Jeezy Being Sued $5M By Former Business Partner

August 22nd, 2012 4:30pm EDT
Young Jeezy
Rapper Young Jeezy has been hit with a lawsuit from his own business partner.

Demetrius Ellerbee has accused the 34 year old, real name Jay Jenkins, of locking him out of royalties earned from several songs he helped produce and promote.

According to papers filed at the Fulton County Superior Court in Georgia, Ellerbee is seeking at least $5 million, as well as punitive damages for breach of contract and a handful of other charges, including conversion and fraudulent misrepresentation.

The entrepreneur is also seeking a declaratory judgment stating he is the co-owner of Corporate Thug...
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Young Jeezy Concert Descends Into Chaos

March 1st, 2012 8:11am EST
Young Jeezy
Rapper Young Jeezy was pulled off stage by security guards at his gig in Orlando, Florida on Sunday after the show descended into violence.

The atmosphere at the B.B. King Blues Club grew tense when bodyguards urged fans at the front of the stage to move back for their own safety, and violence broke out after a member of the audience hurled a drink at the star.

Video footage from the gig, obtained by TMZ.com, shows the music being turned off and Young Jeezy attempting to calm the crowd, but he is forced to retreat after being pelted by missiles.

Bottles and chairs are then thrown at t...
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Young Jeezy To Shoot Documentary

December 19th, 2011 8:15pm EST
Young Jeezy
Rapper Young Jeezy is set to air his life story in a new documentary narrated by Samuel L. Jackson.

The private star, real name Jay Jenkins, will invite cameras into his life to shoot TM103: Hustlerz Ambition The Movie so he can create his own legacy.

He tells GlobalGrind.com, "I didn't wanna do it at first, but when you think about the late greats, 2Pac, Biggie, Big L, Big Pun... cats like that; they never got a chance to control their story. Always you find out how great they are after they're gone. So I just felt like let me go and get mine now.

"It's dope (great). I think it motivate...
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T.I. Makes His Return At BET Hip-Hop Awards

October 2nd, 2011 5:00pm EDT
T.I.
Newly-freed rapper T.I. made his post-prison return to the stage at the BET Hip-Hop awards on Saturday night.

The hip-hop star was recently released from jail to a halfway house after serving a 10-month sentence for a probation violation, and was made a free man on Thursday.

T.I. made his return to the spotlight official by making a surprise appearance at the glitzy prizegiving in Atlanta, Georgia, taking to the stage with Young Jeezy, who opened the show.

The star then performed solo, while later in the ceremony, DMX, who was freed from prison in July, also made his return by performing...
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Starpulse Snapshots: Young Jeezy's Birthday Bash

September 30th, 2011 3:34pm EDT
Young Jeezy
Ludacris, Jermaine Dupri, and Ne-Yo celebrated Young Jeezy's birthday with Ciroc Coconut specialty cocktails at Frank Ski's in Atlanta. Now, that's a sweet party!
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Young Jeezy Drawn Into Phony Concert Lawsuit

December 14th, 2010 4:47pm EST
Young Jeezy
Rapper Young Jeezy has found himself at the center of a concert fraud lawsuit after a man allegedly posing as his agent accepted $50,000 to stage a bogus show in Texas.

Carlos Godspeed from Top Agent Booking is facing legal action from live promoters Chris Moreno, Sonny Manila and Roger Manila after allegedly misrepresenting himself as a booking agent for the hip-hop star. He reportedly agreed to set up a Jeezy gig in Houston in 2008 in exchange for an advanced payment of $50,000.

However, the concert never materialized and Godspeed only returned $23,000 of the cash, prompting the three...
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Lil Wayne Performs With Jay-Z Before Prison Stint

March 3rd, 2010 11:38am EST
Lil Wayne
Jail-bound rapper Lil Wayne made the most of his last night of freedom on Tuesday - he thrilled fans with a surprise performance at Jay-Z's concert in New York's Madison Square Garden.

The Lollipop hit-maker was due to be sentenced to prison time on Tuesday but a basement fire at New York's Manhattan Criminal Court forced officials to shut down the building and delay the hearing. Wayne was determined to enjoy the extra time he was granted, making a special appearance as Jay-Z brought his Blueprint 3 tour to his hometown, reports MTV.com.

The Big Pimpin' star was performing with rapper ...
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Ciara And Justin Timberlake Team Up For 'Love Sex Magic'

February 25th, 2009 10:25am EST
Ciara
Multi-platinum singer Ciara is teaming up with her Jive Records label mate Justin Timberlake on her newest single, "Love Sex Magic." Co-written by Timberlake and produced by The Y's, "Love Sex Magic" is an electric, dance-friendly duet that will be featured on Ciara's forthcoming album, Fantasy Ride.

Fantasy Ride will be the 23-year old, Atlanta-based R&B/hip-hop singer/dancer's third album. Ciara first came to national attention in 2004, with her 3x platinum debut album Goodies which spawned the #1 hits "Goodies," "1,2 Step" featuring Missy Elliot and "Oh" featuring Ludacris. She ...
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The Bush Administration: A Musical Tribute

January 14th, 2009 9:21am EST
George W. Bush
It's been a long eight years for America…longer for some than others (see New Orleans). Luckily, we have some very creative musical artists out there suffering along with us. For them, the first amendment is expressed through their music.

These 30 selections may relate to the War in Iraq, the Katrina debacle, our shaky mantle as "The Greatest Country In The World," our desire to have a President smarter than us (see "nucular"), and the list goes on.

As we all hopefully look forward to our next President, let's take one last look back (and good-bye) at George W. Bush, and some so...
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Gym Class Heroes Announce North American Tour With The Roots And Estelle

August 14th, 2008 6:30pm EDT
Gym Class Heroes
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes have announced details of their upcoming co-headline tour with The Roots.

The North American schedule – which features support from Homeschool/Atlantic Records R&B sensation Estelle – will begin on October 3rd at Baltimore's Rams Head Live! and then traverse the continent through a November 1st finale at Albany, New York's Washington Avenue Armory.

Tickets for the tour go on sale to the general public on August 15th and 16th. Furthermore, one dollar from each ticket sold will be donated to The Boys & Girls Club of Geneva...
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Summer Krush Groove Concert Series: Mariah Carey in L.A.

August 1st, 2008 11:04am EDT
Mariah Carey
Hollywood swayed under the pressure of much more than just the ripple of a Southern California earthquake this week. First there was the LA TV Fest which had been going on at the Hollywood & Highland complex, in the heart of the city, all week, and then Thursday evening Samsung and AT&T presented their second annual Summer Krush Groove Concert series. Tied into a taping of Jimmy Kimmel Live, Babylon Court was transformed into a somewhat subdued white and purple stage for a mini-concert from none other than Ms. Mariah Carey.

As usual the fans came out in droves, some waited in li...
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T.I.'s 'Paper Trail' Drops In Stores And Online Sept. 9

July 25th, 2008 8:49am EDT
T.I.
Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I. has unveiled further details of his much-anticipated new album, Paper Trail. The multiple Grammy Award-winning superstar will release the follow-up to 2007's RIAA platinum-certified T.I. vs T.I.P. on September 9th.

"I just want everyone to know that it's coming out and that I'm going to answer a lot of questions in the music," the ATL-based rapper says of Paper Trail. "It's intense and insightful; it's gonna shake up the game and it's me at my best."

Paper Trail has been heralded by the street track, "No Matter What," on which T.I. dir...
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Gym Class Heroes Roll Out 'The Quilt' Sept. 9

July 4th, 2008 9:00am EDT
Gym Class Heroes
Decaydance/Fueled By Ramen recording group Gym Class Heroes has announced the upcoming release of their eagerly anticipated third album, "The Quilt." The collection – which follows 2006's RIAA gold-certified breakthrough, As Cruel As School Children – arrives in stores and at online retailers on September 9th.

The Quilt will be preceded by the album's first single, "Cookie Jar." Produced by The-Dream (Rihanna, Usher, Chris Brown), the track will be available for digital purchase on July 8th. Gym Class Heroes recently wrapped production on a companion video for "Cookie Jar" with dire...
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Hurricane Chris Fans: Here's Your Chance To Ask Him A Question

October 16th, 2007 3:38pm EDT
Hurricane Chris
You've listened to "A Bay Bay" a million times, you have the ringtone, and you are friends on MySpace. Now here's your chance to ask Hurricane Chris those burning questions! Starpulse.com will be interviewing Hurricane Chris, and we decided to ask the fans what they want to know. Leave your questions for Chris in the "comments" box below. The best ones will be used in the interview. Be sure to check back later this month to read the full interview, and see if he answered your questions!

Even though Hurricane Chris made the world take notice with the summer's biggest and most addictive ...
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C-Bo's Greatest Hits Album 'West Coast Classics' Out Oct. 23

October 4th, 2007 3:25pm EDT
C-Bo
C-Bo, CEO of West Coast Mafia records and G-Unit South artist readies his Greatest Hits album titled "West Coast Classics" on October 23rd. During the span of his 12 plus year career, Bo has sold over a combined 3.5 MILLION records. So it was natural that C-Bo readied his first Greatest Hits album titled West Coast Classics on October 23. Interestingly enough, this album was entirely A&R'd and chosen by fans of C-Bo and West Coast Mafia via web polls on their Myspace pages.

While in preparation for his debut G-Unit South album titled, "Ready 4 The World", Bo decided to give the chance...
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Taking Back Sunday To Headline Live Tour Dates For Boost Mobile Rockcorps

June 7th, 2007 5:12pm EDT
Taking Back Sunday
Taking Back Sunday announced today that the band will perform a string of headlining dates for Boost Mobile RockCorps (BMRC), a national youth volunteerism movement that harnesses the power of music to motivate young people to get involved in their communities. The upcoming concerts, which are free to anyone volunteering four hours of community service to season wrap concert at Radio City Music Hall.

"Communities are like gardens," notes lead singer Adam Lazzara when asked why they chose to get involved with BMRC. "Without upkeep and care, without maintenance, it is impossible for the...
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Blazing New Single From Def Jam Artist Fabolous Features Ne-Yo

April 12th, 2007 4:29pm EDT
Fabolous
Def Jam Recordings artist Fabolous has teamed up with two of the hottest names in music on the new single being released to radio this week. "Make Me Better" - featuring Ne-Yo (who is set to release his sophomore set on May 1) and produced by red-hot Timbaland - is the follow-up to the street and club smash "Diamonds" featuring Young Jeezy. "Make Me Better" is a slow, sexy burner featuring Ne-Yo over a pulsating beat and swooning strings.

Fabolous will release his long-awaited new fourth album, From Nothin' To Somethin', on June 12. Alongside Ne-Yo, Timbaland and Young Jeezy, the albu...
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Exclusive Performances, Rap Battles, And Rare Interviews On 'Hip Hop Life'

March 27th, 2007 11:00pm EDT
Hip Hop Life
Screen Media will release Hip Hop Life, a documentary featuring some of the country's top underground freestyle rappers as they face off in a battle royale for "Rhyme City Supremacy"--in stores April 3, 2007.

The documentary pitts Houston vs. Detroit. Detroit's toughest MC battle rappers, who have appeared on Showtime, VH-1 and MTV, face Houston's best street rappers, all on the verge of stardom themselves. Only one 'hood' will survive this intense verbal slaughterhouse and be crowned the ultimate MC Battle city.

This quest for Rhyme City Supremacy is uncensored, unpredictable a...
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Freestyle Rappers Face Off In 'Hip Hop Life,' On DVD April 3; Watch The Trailer Here

February 26th, 2007 8:30pm EST
Hip Hop Life
Screen Media will release Hip Hop Life, a documentary featuring some of the country's top underground freestyle rappers as they face off in a battle royale for "Rhyme City Supremacy"-in stores April 3, 2007.

The documentary pitts Houston vs. Detroit. Detroit's toughest MC battle rappers, who have appeared on Showtime, VH-1 and MTV, face Houston's best street rappers, all on the verge of stardom themselves. Only one 'hood' will survive this intense verbal slaughterhouse and be crowned the ultimate MC Battle city.

This quest for Rhyme City Supremacy is uncensored, unpredictable an...
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Rich Boy To Release Debut Album March 13; Check Out The New Single, 'Boy Looka Here'

February 24th, 2007 9:00am EST
Rich Boy
Rich Boy, the first hip-hop artist from Mobile, Alabama to sign a major-label record deal, will release his self-titled debut album on Interscope Records on March 13.

"Throw Some D's," the first single from the LP, is a worldwide hit, having topped the Billboard singles charts and music video playlists on BET and MTV2. The success of the original spawned a popular, star-studded remix, which features multi-platinum artists Andre 3000, Nelly, The Game, Jim Jones, and Murphy Lee.

The second single from Rich Boy is "Boy Looka Here", produced by Polow Da Don, the man behind hits from ...
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Four-Time Brit Awards Nominee Lily Allen Performs On Saturday Night Live Tonight

February 3rd, 2007 12:00pm EST
Lily Allen
Four-time Brit Awards nominee Lily Allen will launch her debut album Alright, Still with an appearance on Saturday Night Live February 3 and an intimate club tour that kicks off on Monday, February 5 in Los Angeles. Allen, who was also recently nominated for a Shockwaves NME Award, will perform on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on February 13.

Allen was selected by MTV to launch its first-ever Discover and Download tour. In addition, she was MTVs Discover and Download artist for January, receiving MTVs full multi-screen treatment with high profile placement on all of the network's platf...
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2006: Year In Music (Pt. 4)

December 31st, 2006 3:00pm EST
The Darkness
In October, Justin Hawkins, lead singer of The Darkness, announced that he's leaving the band because he can't live the rock 'n' roll lifestyle again after completing rehab... Weird Al Yankovic's White & Nerdy becomes the parody singer's first ever top-ten hit... and legendary NYC nightclub CBGB, where bands like the Ramones, Talking Heads and Blondie got their start, closed; Patti Smith was the final act... Beck took things to the next level by releasing his latest album, The Information with sets of stickers so fans could create their own cover art; however, the revolutionary move prompte...
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Grammy Nominee Yung Joc & DJ Drama Team Up For "Gangsta Grillz: Welcome To My Block"

December 17th, 2006 10:30am EST
Yung Joc
"Welcome to My Block" is a collaboration with two of the biggest names from the Dirty South. With the Huge success of Platinum Grammy Nominee Yung Joc's major label debut & the Massive Success of DJ Drama's Gangsta Grillz mixtape series.

On the block flashing those Gangsta Grillz, DJ Drama teams up with Russell "Block" Spencer, CEO of Block Ent, the man who originally brought you the group, Boyz N Da Hood, and got Jazze Pha's, Sho Nuff Records (w/ Ciara & Jody Breeze), off the ground. Now, Block Entertainments imprint with Bad Boy South, which brought you Yung Joc's platinum album "Ne...
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Project Pat's "Crook By Da Book:The Fed Story" In Stores Today

December 5th, 2006 11:55am EST
Project Pat
These days, in the world of hip-hop, it ain't hard out there if you rep for the Dirty South. From the charts to the clubs to radio to this year's Academy Awards, the hardcore sounds of the Memphis-based Hypnotize Minds musical collective are moving up from the underground into the mainstream, defying industry expectations and creating a bona fide musical and cultural movement.

That the Dirty South is finally getting widespread respect comes as no surprise to veteran Hypnotize Minds rap artist Project Pat. The brother of Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J and a full-fledged member of the Hypnotize...
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Akon's "Konvicted" In Stores Today; Listen To Two Songs From It Here

November 14th, 2006 12:07pm EST
Akon
After winning music fans over with his 2003 multi-platinum debut Trouble, Senegalese singer Akon returns with more stories from his personal journey via his sophomore CD Konvicted. If Trouble was Akon's ode to redemption (before his music career took off he served time for car theft), Konvicted picks up at rebirth. His mission now is to reinvent himself through his salvation - music.

The son of accomplished jazz musician Mor Thiam, Akon was introduced to varied musical styles early on. "I grew-up listening to all kinds of music. Obviously I love soul songs, but I also like mixing in ot...
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A-Listers To Perform at 'BET Hip-Hop Awards'

November 3rd, 2006 1:39pm EST
Ludacris
BET announced today that Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, T.I. & Young Dro, The Game, Lil Wayne & Baby are set to perform at the 2006 "BET Hip-Hop Awards." The all-star roster of participants also includes multi-faceted entertainment mogul Diddy, top nominees Lupe Fiasco and Rick Ross, hip-hop diva Remy Ma, Jim Jones, Rhymefest, Sway, Papoose, DJ Scratch, DJ Drama, Saigon and Styles P.

Premiering Wednesday, November 15, at 9 p.m. ET/PT, the stage is set for the "BET Hip-Hop Awards" to be an electrifying evening of non-stop entertainment, celebrating the history and culture of hip-ho...
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Check Out Akon's "Smack That," Featuring Eminem

September 18th, 2006 5:08pm EDT
Akon
Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer Akon scores big with his new single, "Smack That," featuring Eminem with the #1 Most Added song at Rhythmic and Crossover this week at radio. In addition to the #1 status, on Akon’s myspace page, "Smack That" has been listened to over 1 million times in just two weeks. His sophomore release, Konvicted, is set to be in stores on November 21.

Konvicted, almost entirely produced by Akon, features guest appearances by aforementioned Eminem (Em produced "Smack That"), Akon’s artist T-Pain, Snoop Dogg and Styles P.

Akon scored unpreceden...
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