Motown Releasing Remix CD Of Classics

A variety of Hip-Hop artists will help re-introduce Motown’s “Sound of Young America” to a new Hip-Hop audience via a compilation, Motown Remixed. Some of Hip-Hop most well respected producers took part in the remix project for the legendary label that boasted such talent as The Temptations, The Supremes, Jackson 5, The Commodores, Rick James… Read more »



Sharpton To Buy Stock At Record Labels

The Rev. Al Sharpton intends to adopt a different philosophy in his crusade against violent Hip-Hop music. The career activist told the New York Daily News that he intends to purchase stock in some of the labels that release the music. He said that his standing as a shareholder will increase his presence and influence… Read more »



Lil’ Kim Records Music; Braces For Jail

Tupac did it. Beanie Sigel did it. Shyne did it. And, Lil’Kim is doing it. Despite a conviction on perjury charges, Lil’ Kim has starting to record songs, apparently bracing for a stay in prison. “She is actively in the studio recording,” publicist Ronn Torossian told the New York Post. Torossian said that Kim would… Read more »



JT The Bigga Figga Preps Another Game Album

Following the burgeoning hype obtained from The Game’s release, Untold Story, and the platinum success from his G-Unit/Aftermath debut, The Documentary, Get Low Records CEO JT The Bigga Figga recently announced that he will release a new album from The Game titled West Coast Resurrection. The disc, like Untold Story will feature unreleased material the… Read more »



AHH Stray News: Puffy, Apl de Ap, Will Smith, Us3

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs will produce 150 custom luxury Lincoln Navigators at the cost of at least $100,000 according to reports. In line with Combs’ Hip-Hop flair, the Navigators will come with six television screens, Playstation 2, a DVD player, satellite navigation and other custom features. The vehicles will be sold through internet auction site… Read more »



Lauryn Hill And Wyclef Reunite In Malaysia

Ex-Fugees Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean roused appetites for a Fugees reunion yet again when the duo reunited onstage at a charity concert Friday (March 18) for victims of the South Asian tsunamis. About 15,000 people attended the seven-hour concert at Stadium Putra in Malaysia, the Associated Press reported. "This is history in the making,"… Read more »



Irv Gotti Wants To Split Murder And Racketeering Charges

Today in court, lawyers for Irv Gotti requested to separate the Murder Inc. head’s federal money laundering case from the murder and racketeering charges of other defendants, including drug kingpin Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff. Brooklyn federal judge Edward Korman permitted defense attorney Gerald Lefcourt to ask for Irv Gotti’s case to be disconnected from McGriff, who… Read more »



Eminem Withdraws Source Suit

Eminem and The Source magazine may have come to the end of their legal crusade against each other. Earlier in the week, the Detroit rapper withdrew a copyright infringement suit from a Manhattan Federal Court, but a judge wouldn’t formally rule on the case until Monday. If the suit is withdrawn, the magazine would be… Read more »



Jay-Z Associate A Fugitive?

Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith, an associate of Jay-Z, may be considered a fugitive from the law after he missed a court date in Dec. to answer to misdemeanor charges that he pepper-sprayed R.Kelly. According to Page Six, the new allegations claim that Smith is attempting to avoid a compromising position in a future civil case…. Read more »



Lil’ Kim Found Guilty

Rapper Lil Kim was convicted of perjury today when jurors revealed their verdict in a Manhattan court. The Brooklyn native was declared guilty of lying to a federal grand jury investigating a 2001 shooting outside of Hot 97, a popular New York radio station. The 30-year-old was acquitted of obstruction charges, but was also found… Read more »



Capone Issues Statement Regarding Lil’ Kim Case

Looking to clear the air of rumors surrounding Lil Kim’s perjury trial, now in deliberation, rapper Capone has issued a statement regarding his role in the case. Kim, born Kimberly Jones, and her personal assistant, Monique Dopwell, are charged with lying to a federal grand jury that investigated a 2001 shooting involving Kim’s entourage and… Read more »



50 Cent’s Reebok Ads Cause Stir In U.K.

Reebok’s “I am what I am” campaign has come under fire in the U.K. due to graphic images of rapper 50 Cent. The television ads feature 50 Cent counting to nine relating the number to the amount of times he was shot in 2000, while the print ads feature the rapper with finger print records…. Read more »



Young Buck’s Birthday Party Gets Out Of Hand

Last night, Young Buck of G-Unit was supposed to perform at a local Nashville club in celebration of his birthday, but the party ended abruptly when revelers unable to get in the venue rushed the doors. According to reports, about 700 people were outside of The Trap club and on-site security, which was armed, was… Read more »