Afeni Shakur Announces Release Date For Brand New Tupac Album

A new generation of rappers will pay tribute to Tupac Shakur on the upcoming posthumous release by the rapper, titled Pac’s Life. Pac’s Life, which is the follow-up to 2004’s platinum-selling studio album Loyal To The Game, consists of previously unreleased vocals by Tupac combined with new contributions from rappers like Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, T.I.,… Read more »



Fabolous Hit With Multiple Weapons Charges, Investigated In Robbery Of Boston Celtic

Fabolous and three men have been hit with multiple weapons charges, after an early morning shooting in a parking garage near Sean "Diddy" Combs’ Justin’s restaurant on Tuesday (Oct. 17).Fabolous, born John Jackson, 28, Rascharm Davis, 29, Percell German, 23 and Kevin Bess, 18, were each charged with five counts of criminal possession of a… Read more »



Rapper Slick Rick Facing Deportation Again

Rapper Slick Rick has enlisted the aid of Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Summit Action Network to help prevent him from being deported from the United States. The organization will hold a press conference Oct. 24 at 11 a.m. in front of the Federal Court Building in New York. Slick Rick (born Richard Walters), 41, served five… Read more »



M1, R.E.A.C. Hip-Hop Extend Public Invitation to FCC Town Hall Meeting

Dead prez rapper M1 and R.E.A.C. Hip-Hop (Representing Education, Activism and Community through Hip Hop) will address members of the FCC at a town hall meeting/public hearing Thursday (Oct. 19) on diversity and ownership of the media.Those slated to attend the gathering include FCC Commissioners Michael Copps and Jonathan Adelstein, community leaders, media representatives and… Read more »



Steve Rifkind Jumps Into Reggaeton With New Label

Steve Rifkind, CEO of SRC Records, has signed a distribution deal with Miami-based Coalition Music Group in an effort to work more closely with rising reggaeton artists.The deal, announced today (Oct. 18), will allow SRC/Universal to draw upon a broader range of music, specifically Coalition Music Group’s specialty,reggaeton.According to the New York Daily News, the… Read more »



SwishaHouse Drops Third Compilation Featuring Debut of Paul Wall’s Wife

SwishaHouse has released the third installment of The Day Hell Broke Loose, a compilation series designed to introduce up-and-coming artists on the Houston-based label’s roster. The discs also feature new music from notable SwishaHouse artists such as Mike Jones and Paul Wall. The third volume sees the debut of Paul Wall’s wife, Ms. Crystal, the… Read more »



State of New York Settles With Morgan Stanley Over Hip-Hop Money Manager’s Abuses

New York’s Attorney General Eliot Spitzer announced a settlement with investment bank Morgan Stanley after the company came under scrutiny for fraud, when one of its brokers defrauded 15 customers out of $740,000.Gabriele Tamar Smith, who counted DJ Clue, Fabolous, Kevin Liles and other Hip-Hop stars and executives as clients, ran Premier Business Management L.L.C…. Read more »



Jay-Z Lends Creative Input for Budweiser Select Ads

Jay-Z officially kicked off his new partnership with St. Louis-based brewer Anheuser-Bush with a commercial spot that aired last night (Oct. 16) during ESPN’s Monday Night Football broadcast.As the rapper/Def Jam president’s latest single, "Show Me What You Got," played in the background, the 60-second spot highlighted scenes from the video, which was shot in… Read more »



Flavor of Love 2 Breaks Viewing Records

The season finale of Flavor Flav’s VH1 reality series Flavor of Love 2 drew over 7.5 million viewers, making it the year’s highest watched non-sports telecast on basic cable, according to VH1. The show featured Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav on a quest to find love. During the competition, the rapper made a connection with contestant… Read more »



D-Block Opens Car Wash/Detail Center

Yonkers, New York-based rap crew D-Block will give back to their hometown community this Saturday (Oct. 21) when the group launches their latest venture, the D-Block Shell Car Wash/Detail Center. The grand opening will feature performances by various artists. The new flagship business is a partnership between D-Block and New York entrepreneur Sammy “Sasso” El… Read more »



Source Co-Founders Launch Hip Hop Weekly

Amid an ongoing sexual harassment trial against The Source, the magazine’s ousted co-founders Dave Mays and Raymond “Benzino” Scott have officially resurfaced with their new magazine, Hip-Hop Weekly. The publication, which launched today (Oct. 16), is designed to provide readers with “an informative and entertaining treat on every page, giving you the hottest pictures and… Read more »