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13th May, 2008
Hip-Hop pioneer Reverend Run will make a triumphant return to Madison Square Garden during a sold out performance this Thursday (May 15).

The Run-DMC co-founder and Run's House reality TV star is in the midst of an international trek with Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and J. Geils Band member Peter Wolf. The critically acclaimed show flows more like one fluid performance, with artists from different genres performing with each other during the concert, which draws fans of all races, creeds and colors.

The show marks Reverend Run's first appearance at Madison Square Garden since 1988 and is Lynyrd Skynyrd's first ever appearance in the venue. "Here it is 2008, 20 years later. I can't believe that God has allowed me to perform at the Garden once again," an enthused Reverend Run told "Me, Kid Rock and Lynyrd Skynyrd? You can't get more diverse than that. It's sold out. I'm excited."

The appearance is a homecoming of sorts for the rapper, who first introduced his legendary catch phrase that was popularized in the movie Krush Groove. "This is a big deal for me," Reverend Run told "The Garden was the first place I screamed 'Whose house?' and they all screamed Run's house!"

The phrase, which was also turned into a hit single in 1988, also serves as the intro music to Reverend Run's hit reality show Run's House.

Prior to Reverend Run's appearance at Madison Square Garden, the legendary rapper will meet and greet fans at the Foot Action on 34th St and 7th Avenue.

[Article By Nolan Strong

13th May, 2008
Remy has been sentenced today (May 13) to 8 years in prison.

Remy was sentenced on weapons and coercion charges in Manhattan Criminal Court. Prior to delivering his judgement, the judge gave a statement.

"I've learned Remy is an intelligent and charitable young woman...She's overcome a difficult childhood. Her music has inspired people in need. She's loved and has support from her family...This is somewhat of a pattern. This is not the first time she has been engaged in a violent act. She never took responsibility for her actions. This has nothing to do with rap it's about the actions of one person. Remy is an extremely angry young woman who feels the rules do not apply to her.

Remy Ma herself addressed the court while weeping. "I stand here today as Remy Mackie. I'm a loving wife, mother and loving daughter and loving sister to my brothers and sisters."

11th May, 2008

Hip-Hop mogul Marion “Suge” Knight was assaulted and involved in an altercation with an unknown man in front of a Hollywood nightclub last night (May 10).

Knight was at Shag nightclub when he began arguing with another man, reportedly over money. According to reports, Knight and his entourage assaulted the man, who managed to land a blow which knocked Knight unconscious for almost three minutes.

An unknown woman who attempted to commandeer an SUV and transport Knight to the hospital struck the vehicles in front and in back of her, before security removed her from the driver’s seat.

Knight was taken to a local hospital and treated for minor wounds. He did not file a police report and allegedly refused to cooperate with Los Angeles Police Department officers.

[Article by: Roman Wolfe Photos courtesy:]

8th May, 2008
Authorities say DMX has been arrested on drug and animal-cruelty charges in Phoenix following an overnight raid on the rapper’s house. The Maricopa County sheriff’s office says the 37-year-old, whose real name is Earl Simmons, at first tried to barricade himself in his bedroom. He came out as a SWAT team entered during the early-morning raid Friday. The indictment stems from an August search of the rapper’s home prompted by reports of dogs being abused on his property.

This cat was just nabbed for drag racing the other day - Now Five-O is following up on buddy boy allegedly giving his puppies the “Vickster” treatment.

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