Luke Coaches Pop Warner Football Team To Championship

This past Saturday (Dec. 10th), Luther "Luke" Campbell’s Pop Warner football team brought home the Jr. Midget Division I Championship. Luke’s Liberty City Warriors defeated the Cedar Crest Comets from San Antonio in the 2005 Pop Warner Super Bowl. This was the second time Campbell’s team has reached the finals and their first time taking… Read more »



Gov. Schwarzenegger Refuses Clemency, Tookie Executed

Supporters of death row inmate Stanley "Tookie" Williams made a last-minute pitch to petition the California Supreme Court spare his life but yesterday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger refused to grant Williams clemency and Williams died by lethal injection this morning (Dec. 13). "Clemency cases are always difficult, and this one is no exception," Schwarzenegger said…. Read more »



Swedish Hip-Hop Groups Land In New York

Some of the biggest names in Swedish Hip-Hop will perform tomorrow night (Dec. 12) in New York at Joe’s Pub. Juju Records, Ink Productions and the WESC clothing line will showcase the talents of some of Sweden’s biggest acts – some for the first time in New York. The night will include performances by Timbuktu,… Read more »



Comedian Richard Pryor Passes At 65

Iconic comedian/actor Richard Pryor passed away this morning (Dec. 10) of a heart attack, after being ill for years with multiple sclerosis. Pryor, 65, who has been sampled by such artists as Dr. Dre, DJ Premier, A Tribe Called Quest and others, passed away at a hospital near his home in the San Fernando Valley…. Read more »



Scratch Mag Adds Blokhedz Cartoon Series

Under the helm of editor-in-chief, Jerry Barrow Scratch magazine has rapidly gotten the attention of the mainstream with its emphasis on the audio portion of Hip-Hop. While, DJ’s and producers prevail, the magazine has added a feature familiar to Hip-Hop fan, Blokhedz comic series. The self-proclaimed "street-adventure" comic series will be a recurring feature in… Read more »



Ice Cube Producing Race-Changing Documentary On FX

Rapper/actor/filmmaker Ice Cube and Emmy Award winning filmmaker R.J. Cutler have teamed to create a six-part documentary series titled “Black.White,” which will be broadcast on cable network FX. Two families, one black and one white, share a home in the San Fernando Valley for the majority of the show. The Sparks, who are black and… Read more »



Dead Prez’s Stic.Man Dropping Book, M-1 Preps Solo Album

Stic. man of dead prez is preparing to release a new book geared towards teaching the fundamentals of being an emcee. "The Art of Emcee-ing" will feature’s personal perspective on emceeing and songwriting. "[There are] so many brothers and sisters that have raw talent," told "It is our job as community members… Read more »



AHH Stray News: 50, Dre Sued, Ran Rover, Snoop Dogg, Marc Ecko

Upcoming female rapper Janine “Jah Jah” Gordon filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against 50 Cent and Dr. Dre, claiming the duo infringed on several of her copyrights. Gordon alleges that her songs “Poppin’ at Da Club,” “Hardcore” “Crazy Dreams” and others were illegally used on 50 Cent’s album The Massacre. Gordon, who’s worked with Chubb… Read more »



Kanye’s G.O.O.D. Label Scores 20 Grammy Nominations

Kanye West and artists from his label, G.O.O.D Music, score record 20 Grammy Nominations for the 48th annual Grammy Awards. Topping the list of nominees were Kanye West, Mariah Carey and John Legend; who each earned 8 nods apiece. G.O.O.D label mate, Common, also received 4 nominations. The nominations, which reflect a year where multiple… Read more »