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Harry Fraud’s Surf School Label Signs To Re-Launched Priority Records

Priority Records, one of the leaders of gangster rap back in its heyday, is relaunching with the help of Capitol Music Group and Insurgency Music...

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Don Cannon Named Def Jam VP of A&R

Don Cannon has been named as the new VP of A&R at the storied record label, Def Jam. The DJ/producer will keep his Atlanta address while working for the New York based label and be in charge of current and new artist projects as well as discovering new talent for the label, according to a report by Billboard.

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E. Dan Signs On As Director Of A&R At Rostrum Records

Rostrum Records announced today that they have appointed collaborator E. Dan as their in-house producer and director of A&R. Dan was previously—and will continue to be—a founding member and owner of ID Labs, a Pittsburgh-based studio where he handled mixing, producing and engineering duties for local artists, which included Rostrum signees Wiz Khalifa and Mac Miller.

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Christopher ‘Tricky’ Stewart Leaves Epic Records’ President Of A&R Position

Christopher “Tricky” Stewart has stepped down from his position as president of A&R at Epic Records to focus on producing. The Grammy Award-winning songwriter/producer didn't announce if someone will be selected to fill in his A&R post.

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The Lonely Island Debuts In Top 20 On Billboard Charts

This week found hip-hop notably absent from the top 50 spots on the Billboard 200. Although chart mainstays Kendrick Lamar, Lil Wayne and Macklemore and Ryan Lewis continue to hold steady in the upper echelon of the charts, the only new album to make a splash came from Lonely Island, who's third album The Wack Album debuted at No...

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Nicki Minaj Gets Set To “Revolutionize the Wine Industry” With Myx Fusions

Nicki Minaj is getting in on the adult beverage game, announcing today that she has become part-owner in the fruit-infused wine line Myx Fusions...

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French Montana Scores Top Ten Debut With ‘Excuse My French’

Although hip-hop was largely absent from the top 50 spots of Billboard's Top 200 chart, this week saw one of rap's most anticipated new acts crack the top ten...

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Nas Set To Open New Sneaker Shop In Las Vegas

 

After investing in Mass Appeal Media last month, Nas continues on his business venture sweep now with plans of opening up a new sneaker store in Las Vegas. Sch...

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Russell Simmons Signs Two Year First-Look Deal With HBO

It looks like Russell Simmons is returning to HBO.

According to IndieWire, the Def Jam co-founder has signed a two year first-look deal with the premium cable channel...

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Eve & Mike Stud Crack The Top 50 On Billboard

This week on the charts, two new hip-hop LPs crack the top 50, while the mainstays of the past few weeks continue to dominate. New to the chart this week includes Eve's long-awaited return Lip Lock, which clocked in at No...

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