Black Eyed Peas’ Studio Up In Flames

A recording studio the Black Eyed Peas were working in went up in flames, after the group allegedly lit candles to create a mood while recording material for their new album. According officials, the group was recording material for their upcoming album Monkey Business inside the Glenwood Place Studios. The candles sparked the blaze around… Read more »



Diddy Snags Polo Exec, Building Womens Line

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs continues to strengthen his Sean John label and snagged a former employee of Ralph Lauren’s to help build his women’s division. Max Wilson worked with Polo Ralph Lauren for 11 years until he resigned in February. As Vice President of the Sean John womenswear line, Wilson will report directly to Combs…. Read more »



Rappers Talk About Their Rides At Dub Car Show

DUB Magazine hosted a successful event last week, one of their many of their Super Series Celebrity Car Shows and Concerts. A slew of people turned out to Race Way Park in Englishtown, New Jersey along with an array of celebrities. Among those were model/rapper Gloria Velez, B.E.T.’s Big Tigger and Hot 97’s DJ Envy,… Read more »



‘Girls Gone Wild Doggystyle’ Lawsuit Settled

Two women who filed a lawsuit against Snoop Dogg after being featured on the front cover of “Girls Gone Wild Doggy Style” have settled out of court. Terms of the settlement were not immediately available and under the terms of the deal, attorneys were not available to comment. The two women claimed that Joseph Francis,… Read more »



Nelly Awarding ‘P.I.M.P’s’ With Scholarships

Nelly’s energy drink Pimp Juice has created the P.I.M.P Scholars Program, which will provide financial assistance to eligible college students. According to the company, P.I.M.P is an acronym for Positive Intellectual Motivated Person. The scholarship, which is competitive, will award two applicants, one male and one female, with a $5,000 award. The P.I.M.P Scholarship is… Read more »



Rick James Dead At 56

R&B legend Rick James died today, apparently of natural causes according to sources. James, 56, died at 9:45 am at a residence near Universal City in California. "He died apparently of natural causes. We learned of his death after responding to a radio call," said police officer Esther Reyes said. was in the middle… Read more »



Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s Garden Seekers Signs With Penalty/Ryko

A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammad’s Garden Seekers Productions has inked a deal with Penalty Recordings/Ryko Distribution. Under the new union, Garden Seekers will release Shaheedullah & Stereotypes, a sample free album born out of Muhammad’s involvement with like minded musicians. “Arthur Mann [Ryko founder] and Neil Levine [Penalty founder] are respected icons… Read more »



Mobb Deep Expands Sound, Prodigy Revitalized

When the Queensbridge duo of Havoc and Prodigy briefly traded in murderous, monotonous hooks for a soulful chorus by Atlanta quartet 112 on “Hey Luv (Anything),” Mobb Deep loyalists weren’t exactly elated. That’s because Mobb fans had endeared themselves to the trademark hardcore sound from the New York natives. But Prodigy explained to, the… Read more »