Universal Records Locks #1 & 2 Spot

Two Universal Records debut discs enter Billboard’s R&B Albums chart in the #1 and #2 spots for this week. Free City, from the St. Louis-based hip-hop group The St. Lunatics (comprised of 6x platinum rapper Nelly, Ali, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee and Slo Down), landed at #1, while Hot Boys member Turk’s long-awaited solo offering, Young… Read more »



Project Pat Sentenced To Prison

After being convicted on two counts of firearm possession as a felon in March, Project Pat was sentenced to serve a four year prison term on Tuesday (June 11). The conviction stems from an event in January 2001, in which he was pulled over for speeding in an SUV. When Pat was pulled over, police… Read more »



BMG Acquires Zomba

United States owned Zomba, who released music from such hip-hop acts as Mystikal, Keith Murray, KRS-One as well as ‘N Sync, The Backstreet Boys and Britney Spears, was purchased by Bertelsmann Music Group (BMG) for around $3 billion dollars. BMG Currently owns 25 percent of Zomba publishing and 20 percent of the Zomba record label…. Read more »



Big Tymers Go Gold, Hit The Road

One month after landing at the #1 position on the Billboard 200 chart, The Big Tymers Hood Rich album has been certified Gold. The album sales were helped by the single "Still Fly," which has been receiving huge amounts of radio airplay across the United States. The video has been garnering significant airplay on MTV,… Read more »



Jedi Mind Tricks First LP Re-Released

Jedi Mind Tricks first album, The Psycho-Social, Chemical, Biological, and Electro-Magnetic Manipulation of Human Consciousness has been re-released on Babygrande Records along with six new songs. Sandboxautomatic, a popular internet retailer of hip-hop music, has teamed with Babygrande for the re-release, which will appear for the first time on CD. The album has been digitally… Read more »



Crip Walk Banned From L.A. Schools

Los Angeles inner city schools have banned the "C-Walk" dance, short for "Crip Walk." The dance, which was popularized by such rappers as WC, Snoop and even Lil Bow Wow, has stirred up controversy in the school districts. According to law enforcement officials, the dance was originally performed after Crip’s murdered a rival gang member…. Read more »



DMX, Swizz Beatz Being Sued By Rapper

Brooklyn based rapper Mr. D. Original is preparing to file a lawsuit against DMX and Ruff Ryder producer Swizz Beatz. According to D., the two stole his song "Aint No Sunshine When She’s Gone," a hip-hop version of the Bill Withers classic song, "Aint No Sunshine." D claims that he wrote the song as a… Read more »



Suge Knight To Pen New Book

Suge Knight has joined forces with the Acme Literary and Talent agency and will be shopping his memoirs to a variety of publishers. Knight said that his book will examine his relationship with Tupac, Dre and Snoop, as well as the time he spent behind bars after he was convicted of violating his probation in… Read more »



Rapper To Stand Trial For Grizzly Murder

Rapper Antron "Big Lurch" Singleton was ordered to stand trial last week for the murder of a Los Angeles woman in April. Detective Raymond Jankowski testified on Wednesday (June 5th) that he found the victim, Tynisha Ysais, 21, in her apartment with her chest ripped open. According to testimony, Lurch and Ysais’ boyfriend Thomas Moore,… Read more »



Redman And Method Man To Star In 2nd Movie

Redman & Method Man, who starred in Universal’s surprise 2001 hit "How High" will star in their 2nd movie together. In the new untitled film, the duo will star undercover DEA Agents attempting to break a drug ring. Despite published reports, Native Pictures’ James Ellis confirmed with Ellis produced the original "How High," which… Read more »



Artists and Public Respond to R. Kelly Arrest

When R. Kelly was indicted and then arrested for 21 counts of child pornography, the nation responded with dialogue. So, AllHipHop jumped into the fray and got some reponses from readers, industry cats and people on the streets. Queen Pen ( – New York, NY – author / rapper/ mother AHH: What did you think… Read more »



Prodigy Admitted To Hospital

Mobb Deep was forced to cancel their London England performances after member Prodigy was admitted to the hospital due to a recent bout with Sickle Cell Anemia, a disease that affects over 80,000 in the United States and millions worldwide. The tour, due to start on June 5th, has been postponed until further notice. In… Read more »



Snoop Dogg Goes Wild

Snoop Dogg will be the first celebrity host of the extremely successful "Girls Gone Wild" franchise of videos. "Girls Gone Wild Doggy Style" follows Snoop around Feb. 2002’s Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans. According to sources, Snoop was paid in excess of $1 million dollars to have camera crews follow him around while women… Read more »



Ja-Rule’s Performance Sparks Controversy

An apology was issued as a result of controversy surrounding Ja-Rule‘s performance at 98PXY’s Summer Jam concert last week in Rochester, New York. According to reports, complaints about loudness and the obscene language used during the Ja-Rule’s performance flooded Supervisor Ralph Esposito’s office the next morning. The official sponsors of the concert, the Rochester Broadway… Read more »