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UK NEWS: ALESHA DIXON DROPPED BY RECORD LABEL

That Grape Juice reports that singer Alesha Dixon has been dropped from Asylum Records (Atlantic) Read the official statement below announcing her parting from the label. Alesha would like to announce that after discussions with her record label, Asylum/Atlantic, we have decided not to extend her recording contract. It became clear during our discussions that both Alesha and her label had some creative differences which we were unable to resolve and it was mutually agreed that the best course of action for both []

DAMON DASH RESURRECTS ROC-A-FELLA RECORDS

Soul Culture reports that Damon Dash has resurrected Roc-A-Fella Records and plans on releasing rapper Curren$y’s Pilot Talk album as the label’s first new release on June 15. Via Soul Culture “Def Jam or Universal bought the brand. I think the ‘beef’ [with us and Jay-Z] was that Jay made it clear he didn’t want me or Biggs to be a part of it. That’s really where it was at. Now that he doesn’t work for Def Jam anymore, he doesn’t have the []

KELLY ROWLAND FIRES MANAGER MATTHEW KNOWLES

Well it’s about time!!!! Read official statements from both parties below… “Mathew Knowles has been a positive influence in my career. I have had great success under his guidance — both as a member of Destiny’s Child and with my solo projects. Although we have decided to part ways professionally, the Knowles family and the entire Music World Entertainment team will always be my family.” –Kelly Rowland “After a very positive meeting between Kelly Rowland and myself, we have amicably agreed to []

SUGE KNIGHT SUES KANYE WEST OVER SHOOTING

Former Hip-Hop mogul Suge Knight is suing rapper/producer Kanye West, blaming the Chicago superstar for damages that resulted from a nightclub shooting three years ago In August 2005, Knight was shot in the right leg at Kanye’s pre-MTV Video Music Awards party at the Shore Club, located in Miami. Initially some speculated that Knight accidentally shot himself, but that claim was later refuted after eyewitnesses confirmed that at least six shots were fired during the incident. The assailant was never apprehended. Knight, []