NBC And Saturday Night Live Stop Natalie Portman Rap

Lawyers for NBC television network are seeking to have a Saturday Night Live parody rap video featuring actress Natalie Portman permanently removed from internet outlets that allow users to trade videos. Portman performed a profanity-laced rap on Saturday, as she was the host of the long-running variety show. According to Fox News, the video received… Read more »



Ms. Wallace Taps Top Director Antoine Fuqua To Helm Untitled B.I.G. Movie

Voletta Wallace, mother of slain rapper Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace, told in a recent interview that critically acclaimed director Antoine Fuqua well direct an untitled picture based on the life of the slain rapper. The movie, which is funded by Fox/Searchlight Pictures, is being produced by Ms. Wallace and B.I.G.’s former managers, Wayne Barrow… Read more »



Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival Announces New Location

The Tobacco Warehouse will be the new site for the 2nd annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF), Room Service Productions has announced. The Festival is a free, all-day, outdoor event celebrating Hip-Hop music and culture. The June 24 affair is part of the free programming that Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy is organizing for State Parks at… Read more »



Biz Markie Releasing Limited Edition Beat Boxing Doll

Hip-Hop legend Biz Markie is releasing a limited edition run of the Diabolical Biz Markie Beat-Boxing Doll. Biz Markie and Extended Play have teamed up to create 1,000 hand-crafted Biz Markie action dolls, which come complete with accessories and custom packaging. The doll is outfitted in a crisp mesh jersey, hand-tailored jeans and old school… Read more »



Young MC Files Lawsuit Seeking Royalties

Rapper Young MC filed a lawsuit against Varry White Music in Los Angeles Federal Court, alleging that the publishing company failed to pay royalties for two hit songs the rapper wrote for Tone Loc. Young MC, born Marvin Young, is best known for the 1989 hit "Bust A Move," released on Delicious Vinyl. The song… Read more »



Smokey Fontaine Steps Down As Editor-In-Chief Of America Magazine, Heads To Giant

Smokey Fontaine stepped down as editor-in-chief of America magazine to fill the editor-in-chief position of mens bi-monthly, Giant magazine. America, billed as the first-ever high-end Hip-Hop publication, was established in 2004 by Smokey Fontaine, an accomplished author and former editor at The Source. The upscale quarterly was intent on capitalizing on Hip-Hop’s lavish terrain and… Read more »



T.I. Unveiling New Clothing Line, Album

Atlanta rapper T.I., the self-proclaimed King of the South, recently unveiled plans to launch a new unnamed clothing line. “I’m working on my fashion line right now; we’re just looking for the appropriate distributor to team up with,” T.I. told “I’m stepping into another industry that I really don’t know much about. [So] I… Read more »



Carmelo Anthony Launches New Label

NBA basketball star Carmelo Anthony has launched a new label, Kross Over Entertainment. Anthony, who was recently selected for the USA Basketball team, has signed Atlanta rapper Berg. The label’s first single is Berg’s “Hold UP,” which features Houston Hip-Hop group UGK,. In addition to Berg, Kross Over Entertainment has signed producer/artist “Soundz,” and R&B… Read more »



Turntable Timmy Cartoon To Debut On The Internet

Children’s author Michael P. and illustrator Doug Cunningham, along with animation house Rebel Static, are launching a new Hip-Hop cartoon series based on the critically acclaimed children’s book Turntable Timmy. The online micro-series will revolve around Turntable Timmy and his crew, The Arrowtown Rockers, as they battle a corporate crook named Chip Staka, and his… Read more »



National DJ Awards Show Coming To Canada

Sony Ericsson and DOSE Magazine are teaming up with The Stylus Group to present the first-ever Canadian nationwide DJ Awards show. The 2006 Stylus DJ Awards will take place May 29 at 8 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) at the York Event Theatre in Toronto, Canada. The event will be hosted by Mark Strong… Read more »