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Dmx Reuniting Rap Group Ruff Ryders


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Hip-hop star DMX has confirmed plans to reunite rap collective Ruff Ryders, insisting they're determined to "come back stronger".

The rapper rose to fame as part of the crew alongside Eve, Alicia Keys' husband Swizz Beatz, The Lox, Drag-On and Murda-Mook.

They have all concentrated on their individual projects in recent years, but Eve suggested earlier this month (Jan12) they were heading for a reunion, saying, "I'm sure you'll see Ruff Ryders back together."

Now Dmx has confirmed they're planning a tour together which is set to kick off later this year (12).

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Ruff Ryders Hit With $1 Million Fine


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Bosses at rap record label Ruff Ryders Entertainment owe $1 million (£625,000) in fines to New York City, according to a report.

The collective, which launched the careers of hip-hop heavyweights including DMX, Eve and Swizz Beatz, has been hit with a bill stemming from charges for posting stickers and promotional posters around the Big Apple.

According to AllHipHop.com, the New York City financial commissioner alleges Ruff Ryders Entertainment staff put up 3,400 posters without permission, and now they are chasing the money for the fines.

Ruff Ryders Ceo Booked On Drugs And Weapons Charges


Ruff Ryders DMX

DARRIN 'DEE' DEAN, the co-CEO of rap label Ruff Ryders, has been hit with various drugs and weapons charges, after police found one-and-a-half kilograms (3.3 pounds) of cocaine hidden in a secret compartment of his friend's car.
Dean was travelling as a passenger with his pal Jerry Gilbert last Thursday (31May07), when their Chevrolet SUV (sports utility vehicle) was stopped by local authorities on the Palisades Interstate Parkway in New Jersey for having a broken taillight.
As they approached the car, cops noticed the smell of marijuana and their subsequent search of the van using a sniffer dog uncovered a loaded pistol and the large supply of cocaine, reports AllHipHop.com.
Dean and Gilbert were charged with possession of cocaine, possession of cocaine with intent to distribute, possession of a handgun and possession of a handgun while conducting narcotics violations.
Both men posted $342,500 (GBP171,250) bail and were released from Bergen County Jail on Friday (01Jun07).
Dean founded Ruff Ryders with his brother and sister in 1988 and the label, which is home to rappers DMX, Eve, Jadakiss and Styles P, has sold over 20 million records worldwide.

Dmx + Hagar Star In Bike Ads


DMX Sammy Hagar Ruff Ryders

Motorbike fans DMX and Sammy Hagar are giving Suzuki bosses a boost by appearing in new ads seated on customised cycles. Former VAN HALEN star Hagar poses on his bike in the new ads in front of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, California, while rapper DMX's scowls from the seat of his leopard-skin print cycle in New York City. DMX also recruited rap posse the Ruff Ryders for his nighttime shoot.

Jadakiss Still In Possession Of Borrowed Jewellery


Jadakiss Ruff Ryders Sarah Jessica Parker

Rapper Jadakiss has been accused of failing to return some expensive jewellery to its owner.

The hip-hop star's record label Ruff Ryders hired the glittering baubles from New York jeweller-to-the-stars SOL RAFAEL, who counts Sarah Jessica Parker among his clients.

However, Rafael is still awaiting the return of $400,000 (GBP211,000) worth of diamond chains and bracelets - which were supposed to be back in his possession last August (04), reports website PAGESIX.COM.

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50 Cent On The Attack In New Mixtape + Article


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Rapper 50 CENT is adding names to his hit list on a new mixtape, while firing off at old foe Ja Rule and Jadakiss in a new magazine article.

Dressed up like a gangster and aiming a crossbow on the cover of hip-hop mag XXL's March (05) issue, the IN DA CLUB hitmaker is hitting out at his rap adversaries again.

In the accompanying article, he insists he's simply responding to criticism he has had in other interviews.

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Ruff Ryders To Feed Harlem's Homeless


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Rap label Ruff Ryders will host a Thanksgiving dinner in Harlem, New York, for homeless people and those in need.

THE LOX, Drag-On, JIN and the entire Ruff Ryders family will attend the event, which will take place at the CELEBRITY SEAFOOD restaurant on Thursday (27NOV03).

Ruff Ryders boss JOAQUIN 'WAAH' DEAN says, "We are giving back to the community in Harlem. The entire Ruff Ryder's family will be there, so we invited everyone to come out and eat with us."

25/11/2003 02:19

Diddy.s Feud With The Lox Ends


Angie Martinez Ruff Ryders Jadakiss Styles P

Hip-hop mogul SEAN 'P DIDDY' COMBS and rap group the LOX have gone public
to announce an end to their long-running feud.


Last week (ends21MAR03), Combs, who discovered the rap collective, invited
the Lox up to New York's WQHT-FM radio station while he filled in for pregnant
radio personality Angie Martinez.


While on air, Combs and the Lox agreed they would like to work together
again in the future.


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