New Study Says Listeners Of Rap Music More Prone To Substance Abuse

Listeners of rap are more likely to encounter problems with alcohol, drugs and violence than listeners of other genres, according to a new study by the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation’s (PIRE) Prevention Research Center. More than 1,000 community college students, age 15-25, participated in the study, titled "Music, Substance Use and Aggression." The… Read more »



Rapper Pras Of The Fugees To Feed Homeless On Easter

Fugees member Pras Michel has agreed to help feed homeless people in Los Angeles, where the rapper recently filmed First Night, a documentary on homelessness in America. Pras will discuss the homeless epidemic Sunday (April 16) at The Midnight Mission, located in downtown Los Angeles. For First Night, the rapper spent nine days and nine… Read more »



Former Member Of Doggy’s Angels Settles $100k Lawsuit Against Doggystyle/TVT

A former member of Snoop Dogg’s female rap group Doggy’s Angels has settled a $100 thousand dollar breach of contract lawsuit against the rapper, claiming unpaid royalties. Chan Gains, along with Kola Marion and Kim Proby signed an exclusive agreement with Snoop’s label Doggystyle Records in 2000. The imprint was distributed by New York- based… Read more »



VH1 Renews Top Show ‘Flavor Of Love’

The VH1 reality series Flavor of Love, starring Public Enemy group member Flavor Flav, has been renewed for another season, the network announced. VH1 bought ten one-hour episodes of the show, in which Flavor Flav searches for a female companion among several contestants. "After spending so much time with Flavor Flav on Surreal Life and… Read more »