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Russell Simmons & Nick Cannon Boost 1st Stop Of Van Jones' WE RISE TOUR Powered By #LoveArmy

Marta Kaufmann, YoNasDa LoneWolf, Mila Kuda and Public Enemy's Jahi were also in attendance.

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Exile Rumored To Be Producing For Nas' "Life Is Good"

After making gems for Fashawn and Blu, the Emanon co-founder is rumored to be at work on the upcoming Def Jam release.

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Book Review: "Why I Am a Five Percenter" by Michael Muhammad Knight

Knight's anecdotes about interactions with RZA, for instance, are just as compelling as his self-effacing comparisons of himself to John Walker Lindh, a/k/a oeThe American Taliban.

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F*ck My Car: The End Of The Mercedes Maybach

Slav Kandyba looks at the demise of the gaudy Maybach through the larger lens of business and Hip Hop consumerism.

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Maybach To Stop Car Production, Unprofitable Since 2002

Hip Hop's favorite car company for the last decade says it hasn't been able to sell enough product, even with Jay-Z, Rick Ross, Russell Simmons and N.O.R.E. as customers.

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Book Review: Def Jam Recordings: The First 25 Years Of The Last Great Record Label

A literary brainchild of Def Jam's O.G. publicist Bill Adler, there's a healthy amount of content on Lyor Cohen and Russell Simmons' synergy - with direct quotes from Lyor and Rush describing the discontent that led to Rick Rubin's departure.

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Don Trip Reacts To Recording With Dr. Dre, Explains Signing With Cool & Dre

Exclusive: Interscope's recent artist explains meeting the hit-makers who signed him, and his single "Letter To My Son," featuring Cee-Lo which he recorded before Cool, Dre or the iconic Dr. Dre.

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Meet The Manager Who's Proved Significant To The Careers Of Snoop Dogg, Murs, Far East Movement & DJ Quik

Stampede Management's Russ Redeaux tells HipHopDX how he went from being a high-schooler when "Doggystyle" dropped to helping Snoop's business management, and why 360 deals have some necessity.

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Book Review: One Day It'll All Make Sense by Common

With anecdotes about "Retrospect For Life" and working and living with J Dilla, Common's memoir has some intimate moments, but sheds light on an emcee/actor with an unblemished reputation.

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Black Eyed Peas To Open Music School In New York City

Learn how to make "Joints and Jams" like B.E.P., thanks in part to the Adobe Foundation.

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Egyptian Emcee Rush, Of Arabian Knightz, Speaks Out on Country's Turmoil

Exclusive: The Arabian Knightz and Common Breath Media's Steve Furay are speaking out about the civil unrest in Cairo, through Hip Hop.

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Shawn Chrystopher Records New Album at Utah Jazz Player's Home

Exclusive: The DXnext alum confirms that he recorded "You and Only You" at C.J. Miles' Utah crib.

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Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth: Breakup To Makeup

The dynamic duo catches up with HipHopDX in Los Angeles to discuss influences, Nas' "Lost Tapes 2" and enjoying the ride more the second time around.

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Bad Azz: Crew Love

Snoop Dogg's longtime protege speaks about working with 2Pac, his years on Priority, and how the originally Doggystyle Records LBC Crew is coming back to life.

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Tragedy Khadafi Released From Prison, Working With Capone-N-Noreaga

Exclusive: The Intelligent Hoodlum spoke to HipHopDX early this week about his early release, "The War Report 2" and potential work with Vinnie Paz.

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DXNext Alum Stevie Stone Admitted to Hospital, Cancels Shows

Ruthless Records' '00s flagship artist has to miss dates from a Tech N9ne tour after a several throat condition.

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Pac Div, Dom Kennedy To Headline Global Coolin' Block Party

DXnext alumni Pac Div and TiRon hit the stage this Saturday, along with Kendrick Lamar and Overdoz.

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D.C. Newcomer Smcity Preps "Indie Life" Releases

Exclusive: Meet the D.C. artist working with Best Kept Secret and more for his new free mixtape.

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First-ever Moscow Date On Blu, Exile & Fashawn's European Agenda Tour

Three bright stars from the west coast take the road-less traveled, bringing Boy Meets World & Below The Heavens abroad.

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Porn Week: Mr. Marcus

Two years later, Mr. Marcus returns to DX to speak about his upcoming book "The Porn Star's Guide To High Performance Sex" and 2Pac & Snoop Dogg bringing Rap to porn.

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Porn Week: Kapri Styles & DJ Jam-X

Meet the adult starlet that loves to deejay songs from Suga Free & Gucci Mane, and the Violator DJ that helped put her on. It's DX's third annual week.

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