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Juelz Santana Denies Being Jacked For His Jewels

Thanks to for bring this story to our attention. Juelz Santana is denying reports that he got his chain snatched while touring in London. Several websites reported the MC was confronted by an angry group of rappers in two separate locations regarding being stiffed back in the days by the Diplomats. Juelz had this to say about the incident:

"Bottom line, my former manager, along with an ex group member (no specific names mentioned due to the "No Snitching" rule), accepted an astronomical amount of money for a paid date that never happened or was ever brought to my knowledge. I was NOT robbed. My staff and I were kicked out of our original hotel for the commotion. The promoter, myself and my DipSet associate, Blackadon, worked out the outstanding issue like bosses do. They even drove us to a recommended hotel after we worked ut the differences."

Wordsmith's Revolt Radio Podcast Week 24 Airs @ 8PM

From and Wordsmith's Revolt Radio:

Featured Interview: Bossolo
Featured Artists: Wordsmith, Crooked I, The Game, Mariah Carey, T.I.
Host: Black Knight
Mixed By: DJ Dublee
Website 1: Website 2: amalgamdigital

"Revolt Radio" is a unique mix of Underground, Commercial, & Mash-Up Hip-Hop. Each broadcast looks to rebel against what you're currently hearing on the airwaves right now. Hosted by Black Knight, Revolt Radio airs every Wednesday from 8:00-9:00 PM with exclusive music from Nu Revolution Camp Founder/Artist, Wordsmith; Camp MC's Kontact, Black Knight, All-Biz, and numerous signed/unsigned artists making noise in the game. It is currently syndicated through Amalgam Digital,,,,The Vibe Source, EG Radio Online,, The Mixshow Blast, Mic Fiend Promotions,, & Conspiracy Radio(UK).



Black Knight Intro
DJ Dublee's Singles Symposium
1. (Exclusive) Wordsmith-The First 6 Months
2. (Exclusive) Young Jeezy-Circulate
3. (Exclusive) Guru Feat. Lord Tariq-Knowledge
4. (Exclusive) Crooked I- Welcome to My City
5. (Exclusive) T.I. ft Kanye West Jay-Z and Lil Wayne - Swagger Like Us
6. (Exclusive) The Game- Spanglish
7. (Exclusive) Mariah Carey Feat. LL Cool J & Ghostface Killah - I'll Be Loving You Long Time (Remix)
8. (Exclusive) Anthony Hamilton ft David Banner-I'm Cool
Black Knight Intermission
Bossolo Interview
DJ Dublee's Unsigned Mix Show
Unsigned: Brown Bag All Stars-League of Intoxicated Gentlemen
Unsigned: Greenspan-Drop
Unsigned: Jay Mendes-Me Against the World
Unsigned: Wordsmith Ft Black Knight-Danger Zone
Unsigned: St.Laz- Love Me Again
Unsigned Exclusive: Joe Tann Feat. Jadakiss-One Way or Another
Unsigned: Nycole Valentina's- Focus Ft. hemisphere
Unsigned: Jamelia Brown-Dont Say Goodbye
Unsigned: Massari - In Love Again
Unsigned: Shelene Thomas-Find Our Way
Black Knight Outro




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Chubb Rock & Wordsmith "Bridging the Gap" Album Coming in 2008!

730 Presents Wordsmith "Statements & Stipulations" Mixtape OUT NOW!
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Former RR Writer in Mariah Carey Remix Contest

Matt Tomer is at it again! The one-time writer for continues to chop it up in the music industry and is now entered into a Mariah Carey remix contest. You can hear his song "I'll Be Loving U Long Time (Remot Remix)" at and if you like it be sure to show this Double R alum some love by voting for his song!
Sticky Fingaz Makes His Big Screen Directorial Debut

Courtesy of Jackie O. and 4Sight Media.:


After starring in several movies and landing his own television series, Blade: the Series, Onyx rapper-turned-actor and now director, Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones has made his first big picture foray as a director of the hottest hip-hop action drama to hit theaters, A Day In The Life. The Onyx MC has written, produced, and directed the movie which consists entirely of rap dialogue.

Sticky Fingaz and Fredro Starr will play major roles in the film which also casts a who's who of Hollywood including: Mekhi Pfifer, Omar Epps, Bokeem Woodbine, Michael Rapaport, Faizon Love, Malinda Williams, Treach, Tyrin Turner, Drena De Niro (Robert De Niro's daughter), Clarence Williams III, Ray J, Sticky Fingaz, Fredro Starr and more.

While it might be considered a "movie musical or a hip-hop opera," Sticky Fingaz describes it as "Godfather Meets Romeo & Juliet." When asked why he decided against straight dialogue, he explains, "I'm an artist and I create music and at the same time, I'm an actor so it made sense to try something innovative and merge the two together. We'll be doing the same with Onyx's Black Rock album, merging hip-hop and rock. It's a way of tapping into both sides of myself."

A Day In A Life will be released through Sticky's production company, Major Independents in association with Lion Gates Films and coming to a big screen near you in early '09.

View the trailer for A Day In The Life at Sticky Fingaz Website

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So what's next with Onyx as told by Fredo Starr
"We just released this Onyx documentary. It's called 15 years of Videos, History, and Violence. It came out last month. The easiest way to get it is go to The second album that's out right now is called The Cold Case Files basically, it's a collaboration of a lot of unreleased material that we just gathered up through the years.

On this first volume, we're just going to put sixteen songs and the next thing that's coming is the Sticky Fingaz solo album which is called That will be out in a month. We already shot the video for the single called "Debo the Game" and then we're turning Hollywood into Hollyhood with Sticky Fingaz' directorial debut, A Day In A Life, which is coming to theaters near you through Major Independents/Lion Gate Films. Then in January, we're dropping the Black Rock album which is basically a hybrid album. Not to mention we got the hottest logo out there - The Mad Face - so there's be Onyx merchandise coming soon to promote our 100 Mad Movement! So even though Onyx hadn't released an album, we've busy in the background and about to make some major moves."

Booking Anxiety - Running The Show

This past Saturday I threw a fairly large show at Cousin Larry’s in Danbury, CT. I booked the entire event; getting the date, the artists and the DJ, and I did all the promo for the show, as well. Let me tell you, if you ever plan on throwing an event of your own, think twice, the anxiety it causes is unreal.

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New Videos - T-Pain, Murs, Dem Franchize Boyz, East Flatbush Project & More

T-Pain featuring Lil Wayne - Can't Believe It

Murs - Paid Dues Tour Webisode 1

Sticky Fingaz new movie - A Day in the Life

Dem Franchize Boyz featuring Lloyd - Turn Heads

The East Flatbush Project - A Day in a Life

Getting Bitten by Envelope

It’s no secret that I receive a lot of albums in the mail, so it takes a little something extra for me to really take notice of one based on its cover art. Enter Envelope’s full length collaboration with Blueprint, Shark Bolt!, an album that’s cover features a drawing of a man (presumably Envelope himself) being eaten alive by a giant shark. Sure, we’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but I had a feeling this CD was going to be an interesting ride. I popped it in and not only was it interesting, it was really dope, which is why this week I caught up with Envelope to find out how the album came to be and discuss everything from some of the theories people have on why he’s named Envelope to what his groupies are like.

Read the full interview at:

New Videos - M.I.A., Reks, E-40, Skyzoo & More

We've got some more new videos for you today on the RapReviews newsfeed! Our first video today is M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes."

Next up is Reks featuring Skyzoo with "Money on the Ave."

Don't miss this E-40 video as he conducts an interview live from the Stankonia Studios.

This edition of Hood Affairs TV features more people than I can list but Willie Da Kid and Gucci Mane are among them.

Last but not least is this "Inspiration Information" interview for an upcoming mash-up between Amp Fiddler and Sly + Robbie. Thanks for checking out the videos on the newsfeed!

Vail, Colorado Brands Kottonmouth Kings Obscene


Kottonmouth Kings Considered Obscene By Citizens Of Vail, CO
Kottonmouth Kings’ Tenth Studio Release, “The Green Album”, Featuring X-Clan and Tech N9ne Due In Stores October 28th, 2008

Despite their efforts to spread a message of peace and positivity, California rip-hop hybrids the Kottonmouth Kings were slammed by citizens of Vail, CO who filed complaints to the town of Vail’s Commission on Special Events after the group performed at the city's Spring Back to Vail concert back in April along with rapper Snoop Dogg.

In a recent story entitled "Keeping Vail's Concerts Clean" published by the Vail Daily newspaper the Kings were cited for condoning illegal behavior, while promoters were urged to "take another look at who they allow to perform during both ticketed and free concerts in city limits." The Vail Special Events coordinator Sybill Navas was also quoted as saying, “We would prefer that they were not brought back under the town’s sponsorship,” when asked if the town of Vail ever allow the Kottonmouth Kings back.

In an open letter addressed to the Vail Daily, Kottonmouth Kings frontman Brad “Daddy X” had the following response:

“God bless America! In 2008 and we are still talking about censoring artists. I bet these right wing zealots have quite a porn collection stashed in their closets. While we are at it let's ban dirty dancing, lock up the TV and close down the movie theaters. Let's ban Olympic athletes from competing if they protest the Chinese government, let's cover women with veils from head to toe in garments so they are not provocative. I understand a free community production and family entertainment (I even have a young daughter of my own), but the Kottonmouth Kings concert had a cover charge to get in; we didn't force anyone to be there.”

“Come to think of it church is free, maybe we should put censorship stickers on bibles, because in the pages seems to be a lot of rhetoric about war violence, rape, incest and sex, so I hope they don't let their children hear that stuff.”

“It's funny how people get upset about a group like the Kottonmouth Kings (who spread a message of peace and good vibrations), yet when we were in town there was a bar on every corner and more drunk idiots roaming the streets then I can count. Goes to show you that alcohol is America’s drug of choice.”

Brad Daddy X
Kottonmouth Kings

The Kottonmouth Kings currently preparing for the release of their tenth studio release, “The Green Album.” The album is slated for a October 28th release through the group’s own label, Suburban Noize Records, and will feature guest appearances from Strange Music’s Tech N9ne and Brother J from hip-hop legends X-Clan. In an effort to continuously spread their message of peace and positive vibrations the group will be donating a percentage of profits from the sale of album to various environmental causes.


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Gold Dust Mixtape Mixed by Large Professor

Gold Dust Label Sampler Mixtape
Mixed by Large Pro
(Gold Dust, 2008)
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Gold Dust Sampler

1. Zion I- Rush
2. People Under The Stairs- Step Bacc
3. DJ Muggs & Planet Asia- 9mm (feat. B-Real)
4. Large Pro- Hardcore Hip-Hop
5. Brooklyn Academy- What's The Buzz
6. DJ Muggs & Planet Asia- Drama
7. Zion I- Juicy Juice
8. 40 Cal- On My Shit (feat. Sudaboss)
9. People Under The Stairs- The Wiz
10. Brooklyn Academy- Raise Ya Hands (feat. Jean Grae)
11. 40 Cal- Shooters On Deck
12. Outlawz- What About Us
13. Large Pro- The Hardest (feat. Styles P & AZ)

To celebrate the first set of releases on Gold Dust, we're presenting the Gold Dust sampler, mixed by the legendary Large Pro. The mix features brand new music from current and upcoming releases on the label, flipped, doubled, and cut by Extra P himself. Just a taste of what's new and what's next from the folks at Gold Dust.

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