MTV Renews “Making the Band,” Dylan Facing Jail Time

MTV officially picked up “Making the Band” for a third season, the network announced.The new season will feature the group Sean “P.Diddy” Combs put together, Da Band.The show will feature the group living in Combs’ luxury apartment on New York City’s Upper East side.The show started taping in Atlanta in November. Da Bands debut album,… Read more »



Fred “Rerun” Berry Passes At Age 52

Fred "Rerun" Berry, star of the hit 70’s situation comedy "What’s Happening!" has passed away at age 52, apparently by natural causes. Friends said that Berry had been in ill health and the legendary actor/dancer had recently suffered a stroke. "What’s Happening!" ran from 1976-1979 and was based on Eric Monte’s 1975 smash movie, "Coolie… Read more »



Trick Daddy Pleads Guilty

Maurice “Trick Daddy” Young pled guilty to felony cocaine and weapons charges, avoiding prison time.By pleading guilty, the most serious charge of aggravated assault with a firearm was reduced to a misdemeanor.Young also pled guilty to possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a felon.The rapper must make 24 free appearances to warn… Read more »



Outkast, Rosa Parks Close To Reaching Settlement

Rosa Parks is close to reaching a settlement with Outkast. The settlement would end a five year battle between the two parties over the song “Rosa Parks.”Under terms of settlement, Outkast’s record label Arista will produce CD’s and DVD’s aimed at educating hip-hop fans about Parks and the struggle for civil rights in Montgomery, Alabama.Arista… Read more »



Method Man And Redman To Star In TV Show

Method Man and Redman will star in an untitled television comedy based on an idea by Method Man.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the untitled project stars the rappers as themselves, living in a white suburb of New Jersey.Things go sour for the fun loving duo when Method Man’s mother moves into the house.”It’s a very… Read more »



50 Cent Sued By Actor

50 Cent was hit with a lawsuit by an acto who claims his bodyguards roughed him up on the set of a music video.Jamarr Isom claims 50’s bodyguards punched him in the face during a video shoot in Manhattan Beach, California.Isom said the incident started when he was waiting for his wardrobe with several other… Read more »



Eminem Book And Artwork On The Way

A new book on rapper Eminem has hit the stores, titled “White Noise: The Eminem Collection.”The book focus isn’t about Eminem as much as it is about what others have written about him.The book takes excerpts from newspaper articles and websites, in an attempt to show his influence on American culture.The book examines all sides… Read more »



Rhyme Night Heading To Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Xzibit and are taking their “Rhyme Night” unsigned hip-hop talent showcase to Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Taking place at the Parkbar on January 4, “Rhyme Night” will be hosted by MTV’s Real World television show alumni, Teck Money, who recently launched his own rap group, The Firemen.The event’s co-founder, Ryan Ford, said he hoped to highlight the… Read more »



Mr. Len Pays Tribute To Company Flow

Mr. Len is preparing to release Class-X A Tribute to Company Flow, an album filled with unreleased and hard to find tracks by his former group, Company Flow.The album, which drops on Len’s newly formed imprint Smacks Records, features 17 tracks, of which five have never been released.Len also continues Company Flow’s tradition of innovative… Read more »