Jermaine Dupri, Nelly, Destiny’s Child Honored By HSAN

The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network is honoring Jermaine Dupri, Destinys Child, Nelly and Chrysler Financial for their work in the community at annual awards benefit. The 3rd Annual Action Awards Benefit Dinner is an exclusive fundraising celebration that will help support HSAN work to utilize the power of Hip- Hop for positive social change. “I’m… Read more »



Colts Players Get Into Rap, Record ‘Go Colts’

The Indianapolis Colts are currently the National Football League’s only undefeated team with a record of 8-0 and two of their teammates want the competition to know. Hip-Hop continues to merge with the professional sports industry as Indianapolis based rapper Jim-E-Mac has landed Colts team members Cato June and Donald Strickland on a single. “Go… Read more »



Beanie Sigel Launching Publishing Company

When Beanie Sigel was serving time in jail, the readings the rapper read inspired him to start a book publishing company. The rapper said that works of urban/street novelists like Teri Woods Publications, Vickie Stringer of Triple Crown Publications and veteran scribes like Iceberg Slim and Donald Goines. Beanie Sigel told, "Being in jail,… Read more »



Chicago Producer Files $10 Million CounterClaim Against Kanye West

Chicago, Illinois producer Eric “E-Smoove” Miller and his label, Focus Music Group, have filed a $10 million dollar counterclaim against superstar rapper Kanye West regarding several recordings West allegedly produced when he was younger. In August, West filed a suit alleging that Miller and Focus Music Group created fake documents, forged his signature and tried… Read more »



U of GA Dairy Dept. Names Calves After Rappers

The University of Georgia’s Dairy Farm has paid honor to some of pop culture’s greatest contributors, by naming calves after various famed celebrities, including Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Sean "Diddy" Combs, Coolio and Ludacris. According to Red and Black, a newspaper aimed at the University of Georgia community, twelve calves at the Animal and Dairy Science… Read more »



Team Roc Chin-Checker Checked

Jaidon “The Don” Codrington, a fighter in Dame Dash’s “Chin Checkers” boxing duo, was knocked out cold in 18 seconds by Allan Green last night on Showtime’s “ShoBox: The New Generation.” Codrington, a super-middleweight, was an undefeated knockout artist who won all nine of his fights by impressive knockouts. But, Green, 26, was undefeated with… Read more »



R. Kelly Files New Lawsuit Against Jay-Z

R&B singer R. Kelly has filed a new lawsuit against rapper, mogul and Def Jam President Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter, stemming from last year’s disastrous “Best of Both Worlds Tour.” Kelly filed the lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court, claiming that the man who peppered sprayed him at the Oct. 2004 Madison Square Garden tour stop was… Read more »