Details Emerge In Cassidy Shooting

Rising rapper Cassidy was denied bail, after surrendering to authorities to face homicide, weapons offenses, reckless endangerment and other charges stemming from an April 15 shooting that left one man dead in Philadelphia. Details are starting to emerge in the shooting, with accounts varying. While the police claim an earlier altercation in Cassidy’s West Oak… Read more »



New Tattoo Mag ‘Inked’ Launching

Seed Communication has announced the launch of Inked, a tattoo lifestyle and fashion magazine published on a quarterly basis. Inked will cover the latest in art, entertainment and style and feature in-depth cultural and introspective profiles. According to Inked, about 1 in 10 Americans has gotten a tattoo including numerous Hip-Hoppers and celebrities such as… Read more »



Jury Selection Starts In B.I.G. Civil Suit, Witness Tells LA Times He Has Bad Memory

Jury selection started today (June 21) in the civil suit brought against the Los Angeles Police Department by the estate of the late Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace. The civil suit alleges that Death Row Records CEO Marion “Suge” Knight ordered the 1997 murder of Wallace and that former various LAPD officers helped cover up the… Read more »



Method Man Talks ‘The Strip Game’ DVD

Rapper/actor Method Man has released a DVD on the underworld of strip clubs, titled The Strip Game, under Lions Gate Entertainment. The documentary features a candid account with the culture and the girls who work within the industry. “The reason I wanted to do this was to enlighten people more,” Method Man told “I… Read more »



Left Eye’s Mother Suing Mitsubishi Over Fatal Crash

The mother of Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes has hit Mitsubishi with a multi-million dollar lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, Mitsubishi ignored claims that their Montero SUV is prone to rolling over. The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that Wanda Lopes – Colemon is taking the automaker to court after her daughter, Left Eye of… Read more »



Dead prez, Others Want To ‘Free Your Hood’

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement and the Free Your Hood Coalition have teamed up with other grass roots organizations and artists to take a stand against police terrorism. The “Free Your Hood” campaign will release a documentary that is geared towards shedding light on the issue of police brutality in the Black and Latino community. Artists… Read more »



Cassidy To Surrender To Authorities On Murder Charge

Rapper Cassidy (real name Barry Reese) is expected to surrender to authorities tomorrow to face homicide charges in connection with the murder of a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania man. Reese, who is enjoying quite possibly the biggest single of his career with his anthem "I’m A Husta," is accused of murdering 22-year-old Desmond Hawkins after the two… Read more »



Trillville Vs Lil’ Scrappy Surfaces

On the heels of several recent tales of the beef-gone-bad, another Hip-Hop secret war has bubbled to the surface with Lil’ Scrappy and Don-P of Trillville, who are both signed to Lil’ Jon’s BME label. Last year, the two men shared success as their joint effort, King of Crunk and BME Recordings Present: Lil’ Scrappy… Read more »



Critics Praise Little Brother’s ‘Minstrel Show’

While many critics and fans alike are hailing Common’s Be and Game’s The Documentary as albums of the year, a fresh contender is set to enter the consumer market. Tuesday night, at Baseline Studios in Manhattan, rappers Phonte and Big Pooh (producer 9th Wonder was absent) debuted The Minstrel Show, their highly anticipated sophomore effort,… Read more »