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I'm a giving chap, so when the organizers of Vanderbilt University's Homecoming sent me not one but TWO e-mails asking to publicize Kanye West's appearance at their 6th Annual Commodore Quake, I decided to oblige. You can read the full text of their press release below. If you're going to the show feel free to send a report to email@example.com and speak on all aspects of the event including Kanye's performance itself.
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Billboard released last week's charts and Chamillionaire's sophomore set only moved 79,000 units in its first week bringing him a #8 ranking. The ranking beat out the #10 ranking for Cham's "The Sound of Revenge," but that album sold 130,000 units the first week. Twista's "Adrenaline Rush 2007" also posted weak numbers with #10 and 41,000 units moved. Kanye (226,000) and 50 Cent (143,000) moved to #2 and #3 making way for country star Reba McEntire to post her first #1 album.
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'Bout time hip-hop got some love from the Emmy Awards! www.ballerstatus.com informs us that DMC won the Emmy for his critically acclaimed VH1 "Rock Doc" documentary, "DMC: My Adoption Journey." The award was presented at New York's Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers on Monday night during the 28th Annual Emmy Awards. He beat out CBS News' 60 Minutes "I'm Mike Wallace: A 60 Minutes Tribute," PBS' Cinemax's "Favela Rising" and PBS's "Lomax the Song Hunter," a documentary based on legendary record man Alan Lomax. Congratulations to DMC on an award richly deserved.
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Although it pains me to say this due to the fact that I’ve been following the man’s career since he had an album titled The Slim Shady EP that was so buzzed about among Hip-Hop heads that HipHopSite.com couldn’t seem to ever keep it in stock, Eminem seems to be done as an artist.
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Our good friend Andrew S. at www.KilledThat.com just sent us the following tidbit of news - Kanye West outsold 50 Cent this week by more than 270,000 albums. "Graduation" scanned 930,251 copies while "Curtis" scanned a mere (by comparison) 659,682. The count is not final but it's pretty clear in the head to head battle, Kanye won. 50 claimed that Def Jam rigged the sales charts but it's unlikely the Nielsen SoundScan system would have allowed for such large scale tampering. Plain and simple - 'Ye won, 50 lost.
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Thanks to DIVAdend Entertainment for the following press release updating us on a special hip-hop project to support the Jena 6. If you're not familiar with the Jena 6 case check Wikipedia for the latest updates or visit Democracy Now for a summary of the situation.
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A Hoe By Any Other Name...
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If you haven't already, head over to http://chamillionaire.com/ to get both the "Mixtape Messiah 2" and "Mixtape Messiah 3 (complete w/ DVD)" legally and courtesy of Chamillionaire himself.
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When people look at A.D. the VOICE’s educational background the first thing they usually ask is “why is that guy a rapper?”
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In a recent article on www.ballerstatus.com Nas revealed that 2007 is going to be his year. Nas has been telling MTV among others that he's halfway done with a new album and the first single will come out on October, but he won't yet reveal the title. MTV is also reporting that a Nas greatest hits album will come out in November before the album of new studio material drops. Nas: "They say the fourth quarter is for big dogs. I been doing the fourth quarter for years, so I guess I'm at home in the fourth." Stay tuned to RapReviews.com for more coverage of this album as the year draws closer to an end and we'll see if Nas makes his fourth quarter goal on time.
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