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9/12/2003 6:39:36 PM

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Hip-hop makes mainstream headlines yet again with another violent confrontation as beef moves from the mic to the streets. Tackling today's issues head on New York’s #1 Radio Station is Hot 97’s radio host, Lisa Evers, who has managed to keep the ear of today's youth on her weekly show, "Street Soldiers" which airs on New York’s Hot 97 every Sunday from 9pm-10pm. On this week’s “Street Soldiers,” host Lisa Evers discusses the beef between G-Unit and Murder Inc with an exclusive interview with 50 Cent. The show also examines hip-hop rap wars. How does the beef go from being on mixtapes and CDs to violence? Is it the artist or the entourage? What part does the media and mixtapes play in encouraging the beef? Street Soldier’s host, Lisa Evers will play excerpts of her exclusive interview with 50 Cent discussing the beef between the rival camps in Sunday’s show titled, “Rap Wars – On Or Off The Record” which was taped nearly 15 minutes before the shooting at the Jersey City Double Tree Hotel.

Contrary to news reports, Tone Capone, producer of “Street Soldiers,” says “The incident did not happen on September 10th as reported by the media. It happened on Monday, September 8th, less than 15 minutes after our exclusive Street Soldiers interview was taped. “The tunnel from the city to Jersey City is right by Hot 97’s offices and he mentioned that he was heading to the hotel in Jersey City. He just left the station and nearly 15 minutes later it happened.” 50 Cent, G-Unit, and entourage were shot at after pulling into the parking lot of Jersey City’s Doubletree Hotel. Although there have been several violent confrontations between the two camps leading to members of each crew being murdered or seriously injured, it has not yet been determined whether the shooting was related to their bitter rivalry. On the show will be Muhammad El Alba of the Jersey City Police Department, and hip-hop artist Cuban Linx and Triple Seis.

With guests ranging from Flava Flav to the Reverend Al Sharpton, Lisa Ever has constantly addressed issues that affect the Hip Hop community. Last week’s show, “Big Pimpin,” broke down what a real true life pimp is really about and halfway through the show the hotline phone in the studio lit up with a call from 50 Cent himself. You’ve heard the lyrics, “I don’t know what you heard about me… but you can’t get a dollar out of me cause I’m a motheruf**kin PIMP.” First the conversation discussed his hit single, “Pimp,” featuring Snoop Dogg, and then turned to other subjects on his mind including the beef between he and Ja Rule. 50 had to talk about with Street Soldiers that he came up to Hot 97’s studios the next day for a one on one with Lisa. The taped interview will air this Sunday, September 14th along with a panel discussion with guest and callers discussing violence among hip-hop artist.

Lisa Evers impressive track record has led to her being cited as one of the most influential members of the media. Her community activism is well noted, as is her expertise in Martial Arts. If you want to find out what's going on in your community, join Lisa Evers, and Tone as they keep it real on "Street Soldiers," every Sunday Nights from 9pm-10pm on HOT 97. For more information on “Street Soldiers,” please visit

On September 21st, Street Soldiers will be discussing the racial incident that occurred in Fresh Kills, Staten Island where a young African-American teenager and her Caucasian friends were beaten by a group of white assailants in the predominantly white neighborhood.

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