Hip Hop Business News From ProHipHop

> Two weeks into 2008 and Jay-Z has walked away from the Def Jam presidency, XXL Editor-in-Chief Elliott Wilson has been fired and Eminem may be battling serious health issues.

> According to one hip hop blogger, SOHH.com may have become the web’s biggest hip hop site off the strength of 2 Girls 1 Cup.

> Dave Mays and Benzino claim to be launching MONSTA magazine next month.

> Hip hop artists putting in work at the recent Consumers Electronics Show in Las Vegas included Jay-Z via Bill Gates’ humorous video. Dr. Dre and his headphones, Chuck D and DMC for Beyond.FM and MediaStreet, Supernatural who freestyled in support of Skullcandy and Ice Cube and DJ Pooh for their own UVNTV.com.

> Bone Thugs-n-Harmony create The Negro Leagues Anthem, the first contribution to a hip hop album coming from the Negro League’s Baseball Museum intended to honor black baseball players.

> The Smithonian’s National Portrait Gallery is opening a hip hop portraiture show next month and ProHipHop has the promo pics.

> Rik Cordero discusses his production company, Three/21 Media, and the music videos for which he’s becoming ever more widely known.

> Tru Conversations organizes a phone conference book discussion with C-Murder regarding his novel Death Around the Corner.

> ProHipHop ended 2007 with a 12 hour blogging mini-marathon creating 25 posts and putting a few things in focus.

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