MTV Orders Episodes Of Jamie Kennedy’s New Hip-Hop Series ‘Blowin’ Up’

MTV has ordered eight episodes of actor/comedian Jamie Kennedy’s new Hip-Hop comedy-reality show, Blowin’ Up, the network announced Wednesday (March 22). The series, which will premiere in the third quarter, follows Kennedy and his sidekick, Stu Stone, as they embark on Hip-Hop superstardom. During their journey, the duo, who write, record and perform together, seek… Read more »



Feds Officially Seek Death Penalty Against Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff

The federal government is officially seeking the death penalty against Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff in his upcoming murder and racketeering case. Prosecutor Roslynn R. Mauskopf filed a death penalty request notice yesterday (March 22) in the case, which charges McGriff with the murder of Queens, New York, rapper Eric "E Money Bags" Smith and Smith’s associate,… Read more »



UK’s DJ Swing Dies Of Bone Marrow Cancer

DJ Swing, a member of London’s Boogie Bunch DJ crew, passed away last night (March 22) after losing his battle with bone marrow cancer. Prior to his passing, DJ Swing’s (born Brian Daley) friends and family, along with DJs around the UK, including Mista Jam from BBC 1Xtra, started a campaign to search for suitable… Read more »



Sean John Discontinues Upscale Line For Less Expensive ‘Sean John Women’s’

Sean “Diddy” Combs has temporarily discontinued Sean John’s upscale women’s clothing line. According to the New York Post, Combs recently inked a licensing agreement with G-III Apparel Group to manufacture a less expensive line of women’s clothes under the Sean John name. The new line is named Sean Jean Women’s and will be less expensive… Read more »



Snoop Dogg Launches New Pet Line For Dogs

Snoop Dogg has entered into a worldwide licensing agreement with JAKKS Pacific Inc. to market a line of pet products based on the rapper’s image. The deal covers leashes, apparel, treats, toys, beds and more for dogs. “Snoop Dogg’s love goes beyond people — it is for living creatures throughout the universe,” the rapper said…. Read more »



Ice Cube Tapped To Host 2nd Annual AutoRox Awards

Rapper Ice Cube has been tapped to host and perform at Spike TV’s second annual AutoRox, a nationally televised awards show for the automotive industry. The rapper will deliver his first live performance of his latest singles “Chrome and Paint” and “Why We Thugs,” from his upcoming seventh solo album Laugh Now, Cry Later, which… Read more »



Little Brother Addresses Vegetarianism and Animal Abuse in PETAWorld Interview

North Carolina rap group Little Brother recently spoke out against animal abuse and discussed their new vegetarian lifestyle. In an exclusive interview for, the official website of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, rappers Phonte and Big Pooh revealed how they felt better after cutting meat out of their diets. The two rappers… Read more »



Shyne’s Lawsuit Put On Hold; Judge Steps Down

Rapper Jamaal “Shyne” Barrow’s lawsuit has been put on hiatus after the judge presiding over his case stepped down due to a conflict of interest. Judge Howard Ruditzky decided to remove himself from the case Monday (March 20) because his brother-in-law has dealings with an attorney on Shyne’s defense team from the law firm of… Read more »



Michael Mauldin Launching Mauldin Apparel

Michael Mauldin, father of music mogul Jermaine Dupri, is stepping into the world of fashion with a new line called Mauldin Apparel. Described as a high performance collection that is “driven by design” and “powered by the fit,” Mauldin Apparel will consist of vintage tees, denims, cashmere knits, hats, caps and outerwear for men and… Read more »



Wake For X-Clan’s Professor X Announced

A wake for deceased X-Clan member Professor X will take place Thursday (March 23) at the House of Our Lord Church in Brooklyn, New York, from 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Professor X, born Lumumba Carson, founder of the Blackwatch Movement, died in Brooklyn March 17 from spinal meningitis. According to X-Clan frontman Grand Verbalizer Funkinlesson, aka… Read more »