Asylum Inks Deal With ColliPark Music

Asylum Records has announced a multi-faceted marketing and distribution deal with ColliPark Music, helmed by Mr. ColliPark, formerly known as DJ Smurf. Mr. ColliPark, born Michael Crooms, signed Ying Yang Twins in 1997 and guided them throughout their career. Mr. ColliPark also produced two of the Ying Yang Twins biggest singles: “Say I Yi Yi,”… Read more »



Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Slim Thug Talk H-Town

With Mike Jones certified platinum, Slim Thug No. 1 on Billboard’s rap charts and Paul Wall on deck, Houston, Texas is experiencing its biggest resurgence in recent history. However, the trio is keeping their success in perspective. Paul Wall humbly told, “We just following suit, because the Geto Boys been putting it down with… Read more »



Lawyer For Tab “Turk” Virgil Hope New Evidence Secures Rapper’s Release

As Tab “Turk “ Virgil awaits trial for attempted murder for his alleged involvement in a shooting that left a police officer wounded in Memphis Tennessee, an attorney for the rapper spoke with, stating the Virgil may be free in as little as three weeks. Javier Bailey is one of the attorneys representing Virgil,… Read more »



Legendary Fresh Fest Tour Returns

Blackberry Entertainment will pay homage to some of the biggest pioneers in Hip-Hop history, with The Fresh Fest 2005 concert. Fresh Fest was initially created in 1984 and was one of the biggest and most successful Hip-Hop tours. The original tour line up featured Run-DMC, Kurtis Blow, Newcleus, The Fat Boys and Whodini and according… Read more »



Rawkus Records Reactivated, Planning Aggressive 2006

Underground heads should clear some space in their backpack, cause indie Hip-Hop label and underground stalwart, Rawkus Records, has just signed a exclusive distribution deal with RED Distribution. The label was founded by Brian Brater and Jarret Myerin 1996. Rawkus helped launch the careers of Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Pharaoh Monch and countless others until… Read more »



Small Victory For Cassidy, New Hearing Set For August

Cassidy’s chance for a release may have been bolstered yesterday at a preliminary hearing yesterday (July 19) when a witness testified on the stand that he initially lied to detectives when he implicated the rapper in a shootout in Philadelphia that left one man dead. Cassidy, born Barry Reese, is charged with murdering 22-year-old Desmond… Read more »



Nelly Inks Long Term Deal With Reebok

Nelly entered into a long term agreement with apparel giant Reebok today (July 19), joining the company’s Hip-Hop heavy line of celebrity endorsers. Under the terms of the deal, Nelly will develop and market a line of footwear, apparel and accessories. The rapper will also be added to Reebok’s I Am What I Am” global… Read more »



Ja Rule, Bodyguards Target Of Feds

Federal prosecutors are focusing on multi-platinum rapper Ja Rule in their ongoing investigation of record label The Inc. and the company’s alleged ties to Queens, New York drug dealer Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff. According to the New York Post, Ja Rule and two bodyguards face possible federal charges including “conspiracy to commit murder,” after a shooting… Read more »