E-40 and Cali Rap Stars Unite for West Coast Fest

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Stars, classic hits, and just a touch of drama made for a memorable evening this past Thursday [March 21] at Downtown L.A.’s Club Nokia. Past, present and future generations of artists mostly from the left coast, came together to show why the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. To a fan of West Coast hip hop, the scene was almost surreal. Veteran MCs like Too $hort and Warren G traded hugs and handshakes as they discussed old times, while up and coming artists like Skeme, Problem, and Clyde Carson showed fans in attendance how the land of the Big Bear does it on stage.

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Too $hort Dodges Felony Drug Charges

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Veteran rapper Too $hort got some good news in the wake of his arrest for D.U.I. and drug possession last week. According to TMZ, $hort, born Todd Shaw, won’t be charged with felony drug possession. The rapper was busted for driving under the influence, and authorities subsequently said that he also had drugs in his possession.

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Lil Wayne In Critical Condition

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Sources at the hospital tell us Wayne is still in critical condition in the ICU … but stabilizing. We’re told the prognosis is uncertain. Wayne is sleeping right now … which is odd, because he just tweeted saying he’s OK and thanking people for the prayers and love.

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Snoop Lion Back To Rap

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Snoop Lion might return to rap music. The controversial artist – formerly known as Snoop Dogg – reinvented himself with his latest album ‘Reincarnated’ after embracing Rastafarian culture and music on a trip to Jamaica, but has hinted he could return to his former vocation. The laid-back icon told NME magazine: ”I don’t know if I want to repeat the same process as far as going to Jamaica and making a reggae album.

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Lil Wayne Hospitalized Again

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Lil Wayne was hospitalized this week in L.A. following what appeared to be multiple seizures … TMZ has learned. Sources close to the rapper tell us, Wayne suffered the seizures Tuesday night after shooting a music video in L.A. and was subsequently taken to Cedars-Sinai hospital. Weezy was released several hours later, early Wednesday morning. We’re told he’s doing much better now.

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Lil Wayne Sued

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Skateboards are really REALLY dangerous … so says a Lil Wayne fan who claims one of the rapper’s goons grabbed one and bashed him in the head with it back in May … and now the fan is suing. The man on the receiving end of the attack is Alfredo Marino — who claims he spotted Weezy on the streets of L.A. last year and tried to take a photo. But according to Marino’s lawsuit, filed in L.A. County Superior Court by attorney Craig Chisvin, a man who works for Wayne grabbed a skateboard and clubbed him in the back of the head.

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