Analog Brother Marc Live Drops Debut

Marc Live, member of the Analog Brothers with Kool Keith and Ice-T, has released his debut album, Validation: Episode Two – Attack of the Grunge on Junkadelic Records.”It’s just me breaking down where I’ve been and where I’ve gravitated to. It talks about my veteranism and me being in Hip-Hop for ten, twelve years,” Marc… Read more »



Kay Slay Launches Street Sweepers Entertainment

Drama King DJ Kay Slay has started his trek to the budding world of hip-hop moguls with Street Sweepers Entertainment. And to get things going in force, he’s signed Papoose as his first young gun to jumpstart his arsenal. Many remember Papoose from his days with the Kool G Rap, as he was featured on… Read more »



Upstart Hip-Hop Magazine Aims For Takeover

While The Source and XXL continue to battle for Hip-Hop magazine supremacy as if they were Jay-Z and Nas, an upstart Brooklyn-based publication is positioning itself to steal the show like 50 Cent. In just over a year, The Ave Magazine has cultivated an underground following with its mix of entertainment, news, and social commentary…. Read more »



Man Fired Over Missy Elliot Concert Debacle

The manager of the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota was fired from his position after he advanced $90,000 to a promoter for a Missy Elliot concert that never happened. Fargo officials said that Paul Johnson, who managed the Fargodome for over nine years, felt pressure to book big name acts at the dome and used… Read more »



Supernatural Bringing Son Into Hip-Hop

Freestyle master Supernatural is out to prove that the ability to rhyme runs in his family and will include his son on his next record. "His name is Camouflage Hajj," Supernatural told after a performance at S.O.B.’s. "He’s going to be on my new album. He’s only 13 years-old and he’s a full blown… Read more »



Crooked I Inks Label Deal With Universal

After 5 years of waiting for the highly anticipated album Say Hi To The Bad Guy, Crooked I has officially severed all ties and legally left, Death Row Records and has inked a deal with Universal. Rumors that Crooked I was planning to leave the label this year began when the Los Angeles-born, Long Beach-bred… Read more »



Pete Rock, Music Choice To Deliver “The Message”

Music Choice, the television network that broadcasts music via cable and satellite television, will celebrate Hip-Hop Appreciation week with an audio series, "The Message." Hosted by Pete Rock, the program will focus exclusively on Hip-Hop that delivers a positive message. Additionally, Pete Rock will give his take on the evolution of Hip-Hop, where it is… Read more »



MC Ren Teams With Paris To Drop New Album

Paris’ Guerrilla Funk Recordings has reached a deal with rapper MC Ren and will produce, manufacture and distribute a new album by the veteran in early 2005. The album is the first full-length recording for the former N.W.A. member since 1998, when he released Ruthless For Life. Ren is known for his bold lyrics on… Read more »



Lil Flip Steps Behind The Camera

Houston, Texas rapper Lil Flip has his sights set on directing music videos and eventually movies. The platinum selling rapper recently revealed his desire to go from in front of the camera to behind it. "I want to get into directing videos now," Flip told "I co-directed "Game Over" with Benny Boom and we’re… Read more »