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Last Thursday, five panelists discussed what hip-hop is and what it isn't at the fifth annual NAACP/IMPACT Forum in Constitution Hall. "We are just trying to analyze hip-hop," said McKenzie Bruner, sophomore vice-president of NAACP.

The four topics discussed were what hip-hop is, hip-hop and its influence on youth, misogyny in hip-hop and Christian rap vs. worldly rap.

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Grits have just released a new EP called "5 4 $5" with 5 new tracks on their new independent label "Revolution Art." The EP is only available on their myspace at: myspace.com/officialgrits

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Producer Rockwilder is planning to take his award winning music to enter the world of Christian Hip-Hop, he said.

In an interview with Movement TV, the Grammy Award winning producer said he has become bored with the current state of Hip-Hop music and will be returning to his roots in the church.

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This weekend in Orlando, FL at the Revolve Tour. KJ-52's DJ, DJ X took the plundge and proposed to his girlfriend in front of 9,000 girls.
Check out the video on myspace: click here to watch.

 

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By now you must have heard that Eric Cross' Art of Composition will be released April 1st nationwide on Beatmart Recordings. "This 13 track banger is sure to please" says Beatmart on their website, but how would you know if it sounds good or not until April 1st right?

Wrong! You can now buy the digital download of the album at the Beatmart online store . We thought it was a mistake and contacted Beatmart, their response was: "This is legit."

Go ahead and purchase it now for only $8.00 at:  http://webstores.merchonestop.com/beatmart/category.php?CA=24
If you buy the album, please add a comment of what you think of the album here, you'll get to hear it before us!

Beatmart will still release the album in stores April 1st 2008. 

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Night Owls climbs from # 9 to #4 on the CMJ hip hop charts beating out notable artists like Wyclef Jean, Blockhead, Jay-z, Wu-Tang Clan, Talib Kweli and many others for superior chart position. Add a comment
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Reach Records is looking for producers and vocalists for Lecrae, Trip Lee, and Tedashii's projects. If you are a producer or know one send an email to [email protected]

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The Sounds of Poems have been Blooming around the world. Check out this store display from a shop in Japan. There is also a vinyl out now and the album is going worldwide on digitally in February. You can get your copy NOW in HipHopIsMusic online store featuring 15 tracks and production by Ohmega Watts, Stro and Mr. J of the Procussions, Vintage, Tony Stone, Choice 37 and more. Image Add a comment

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Tim Trudeau, President of Syntax Records, says "We have been getting a lot of calls and e-mails comforting us... I just want to say thanks and I truly appreciate that." But... Add a comment
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On the first day of sales in Paris France, I stopped by the Virgin Megastore at Champs Elysees. Unlike the U.S., European stores can only promote sales twice a year (January and July). The store had thousands of CD's on sale for 2-6 euros (about $3-9). Add a comment
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