Snoop, Meth Plucked For Kung-Fu Film

South Korean Kung-Fu Flick “Volcano High” is being re-worked for hip-hop enthusiasts and will include the voices of Snoop Dogg, Andre 3000, and Method Man. The rappers will replace the local dialect that was featured in the original 2001 version. The movie centers on a character named Kim Kyung-soo, a new student at Volcano High…. Read more »



Russell Simmons Drops New Cellphone

Russell Simmons’ Phat Farm has teamed with Motorola to release the Russell Simmons Phat Farm II Signature Motorola i733 phone.The phone comes with several exclusive features handpicked by Simmons including Phat Farm logos, a picture of Russell Simmons, and a picture in memory of Jam Master Jay.Ring tones include “Get Busy”, “In Da Club” and… Read more »



Chinese Government Repacking Mao As A Rapper

The Chinese Communist Party will repackage Mao Tse-tung as a rap artist, in an attempt to appeal to Chinese youth.Authorities feel that Mao’s influence is fading among a younger generation, whom they feel are more money oriented.Mao’s, the Two Musts, will be set to hip-hop music. The Communist party will also release pop versions of… Read more »



World Aids Day Today, Eazy-E Remembered

Today is the 16th Annual World Aids Day. Individuals and organizations around the world celebrate and discuss the progress that has been made against the AIDS Pandemic and use the day to raise awareness about the disease globally.The pandemic is affecting entire communities and whole nations. Worldwide, over 42 million people have HIV or AIDS.In… Read more »



Diddy’s Sean John Cleared Of Sweatshop Allegations

The Honduran factory that manufactures the Sean John line of clothing for Sean “P.Diddy” Combs, has been cleared of charges alleging it was a sweatshop.The country’s labor minister and a team of inspectors toured the facility and uncovered no proof of the sweatshop allegations by U.S. based National Labour Committee.Lydda Eli Gonzalez, who is 19-year-old,… Read more »



Wordsworth Inks Deal, Preps Solo Album

Rapper Wordsworth has inked a deal with Halftooth Records and will drop his highly anticipated solo album. Wordsworth, who gained fame from his role in the Lyricist Lounge showcase, said that his decision to sign with the indie label was based on the owners belief in his music. “I chose to go with Halftooth because… Read more »



New York Council Member Seeks Reparations From Record Labels

New York Council member Yvette D. Clarke joined community activists and elected officials last week, denouncing misogynist and racist lyrics by Eminem and other popular hip-hop artists. Clarke, along with Erica Ford of the Code Foundation, Viola Plummer of the December 12th Movement, representatives of the Harriet Tubman/Fannie Lou Hamer Collective, the Masses United for… Read more »



DJ Quik Wanted For Assault

An arrest warrant for David "DJ Quik" Blake was issued by San Bernardino County this week after the rapper allegedly entered his sister’s home and assaulted her. According to authorities, Quik entered the house of his 42 year-old sister on November 2 with two other men while she was sleeping. His sister said that Quik… Read more »



Details In Soulja Slim Shooting

James "Soulja Slim" Tapp was shot and killed yesterday (November 26) in front of his mothers house in New Orleans. Police are investigating a number of leads in the killing, but have yet to charge anyone in connection with the crime. "Slim was wildin’ out, he was on X (Ecstasy) hard," a source told…. Read more »



Soulja Slim Gunned Down

According to sources, James “Soulja Slim” Tapp was shot and killed today (November 26) in New Orleans. Tapp was shot several times and killed in the front yard of his mother’s New Orlean’s house, as he exited his vehicle. Police are currently seeking a motive for the rapper’s slaying. Before signing to Master P’s No… Read more »



50 Cent’s G6 Sneaker Debuts Big

50 Cent’s recently released sneaker with Reebok, the G6 from the G-Unit Collection, marked one of the best liquidations of a debut Reebok shoe. According to Reebok, the shoe completely sold out of the store and in key global markets such as New York, Philadelphia and London. “My Reebok G-Unit sneaker blew out of… Read more »



Big Tigger, G-Unit, Wyclef Raise AIDS Awareness

Cable television channel BET will provide special programming to coincide with World AIDS Day, a globally recognized event that takes place on Monday, December 1. The network will utilize hip-hop to kick off the programming, airing a special two-hour edition of Rap City: The Bassment. Host Big Tigger will discuss the important HIV testing information… Read more »



Jay-Z Goes Out On Top At Farewell Concert

Jay-Z held his farewell concert last night (November 25) at Madison Square Garden. The sold out show was a who’s who in rap and R&B music, featuring Beyonce, the Roc-A-Fella family, R.Kelly, Missy Elliot, Foxy Brown and Mary J. Blige. The concert highlighted the phenomenal success the Brooklyn born rapper has acheived. Jay-Z started the… Read more »



Xzibit Forms New Crew

LA rhymester Xzibit has formed Strong Arm Steady, a new group that includes San Diego’s Mitchy Slick, former Likwit member Phil The Agony and Krondon.Next year, X and the group will drop a DVD to introduce the collective and reveal their ways through shows and backstage. In addition, the DVD will include an exclusive mixtape… Read more »