Pulse Music Flashback 01/05/2005: Ice T News, Remy Martin, MOP to Perform for Tsunami Benefit

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[Beats] Hip-hop News Bits

Ice T’s political lobbying has apparently paid off. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed a tax break law Monday (Jan. 3) in favor of film and television production companies that work in Manhattan. Ice T testified before the New York City Council last month to support the tax credit on TV and movie production expenses. The companies will receive a 5 percent tax credit of up to $12.5 million a year under the new law. Film production companies working in the city can also claim both the city and state tax credit. Bloomberg expects the $5 billion-a-year film industry to help boost the city’s employment and economy.

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[Beats] Remy Martin, MOP to Perform for Tsunami Benefit

M.O.P will perform at a special benefit in New York hosted by Terror Squad member Remy Martin, designed at raising funds to aid the relief effort for victims of the Dec. 26 tsunami, which killed hundreds of thousands of people.

“M.O.P is proud to be a part of this very special event,” said Laze Elliot, longtime manager of the legendary hip-hop group. “It’s the least we can do to show love and support for the victims of this great tragedy.”

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