Rawkus Records Reactivated, Planning Aggressive 2006

Underground heads should clear some space in their backpack, cause indie Hip-Hop label and underground stalwart, Rawkus Records, has just signed a exclusive distribution deal with RED Distribution. The label was founded by Brian Brater and Jarret Myerin 1996. Rawkus helped launch the careers of Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharaoh Monch and countless others until… Read more »



Small Victory For Cassidy, New Hearing Set For August

Cassidy’s chance for a release may have been bolstered yesterday at a preliminary hearing yesterday (July 19) when a witness testified on the stand that he initially lied to detectives when he implicated the rapper in a shootout in Philadelphia that left one man dead. Cassidy, born Barry Reese, is charged with murdering 22-year-old Desmond… Read more »



Nelly Inks Long Term Deal With Reebok

Nelly entered into a long term agreement with apparel giant Reebok today (July 19), joining the company’s Hip-Hop heavy line of celebrity endorsers. Under the terms of the deal, Nelly will develop and market a line of footwear, apparel and accessories. The rapper will also be added to Reebok’s I Am What I Am” global… Read more »



Ja Rule, Bodyguards Target Of Feds

Federal prosecutors are focusing on multi-platinum rapper Ja Rule in their ongoing investigation of record label The Inc. and the company’s alleged ties to Queens, New York drug dealer Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff. According to the New York Post, Ja Rule and two bodyguards face possible federal charges including “conspiracy to commit murder,” after a shooting… Read more »



AHH Stray News: Will Smith’s New Film Company, LL Cool J, Gloria Velez, Snoop Dogg

Will Smith is leading a group of investors to form The Momentum Experience, a new company that will distribute films and movies straight-to-DVD. Smith, along with Tisha Campbell, Duane Martin, Blair Underwood and producers D’Angela Steed and Nia Hil formed the company out of a desire to control images of African-Americans in film. The company… Read more »



Big Tigger Denies Radio Account Of Homosexuality

In response to allegations revealed when groupie-turned-author Karrine "Superhead" Steffans visited a New York radio station, radio personality Tigger has released an exclusive statement to, denying rumors of homosexuality. After releasing her tell-all book “Confessions of a Video Vixen,” which exposes sexual affairs between her and numerous hip-hop artists, actors and athletes, Steffans has… Read more »



C-Murder Executive Producing New Flick ‘Dutch’

Rapper C-Murder (aka C. Miller aka Corey Miller) is set to executive produce "Dutch: the Movie," a DVD trilogy based on Dutch (Teri Woods Publishing), a top selling ghetto novel in three parts. Miller is collaborating with Dutch writer Kwame Teague to produce the trilogy, the first installment of which will be released early 2006…. Read more »