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XXL Spotlights West Coast Hip-Hop In March Issue

West Coast rappers the Game and Snoop Dogg appear together on the “West Coast Resurrection” March issue of XXL magazine, in celebration of the history and revival of West Coast rap. The Long Beach-raised Snoop Dogg and Compton-bred Game are often credited with bringing the West Coast back to recognition in hip-hop recently. On the… Read more »

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Black Eyed Peas’ Will.I.Am. Launches Label, Clothing Line

Will.I.Am of the Grammy award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas is gearing to release a star-studded DVD documenting the group’s pre-Grammy concert the rapper/producer recently hosted. The DVD will serve as the initial release from his A&M distributed Will.I.Am Music Group and will feature performances from James Brown, Justin Timberlake, Earth Wind and Fire and… Read more »

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Jay-Z Planning Return To Rap

Jay-Z is already plotting his return to rap. The Island Def Jam Music Group President racked up a plethora of accolades in 2004, but has opted to served double duty as CEO and artist. The rapper “retired” from Hip-Hop in 2003 following the release of The Black Album and publicly stated that it would take… Read more »

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Kid Rock Arrested

Kid Rock was released from police custody, after posting $3000 bond on a charge of simple assault. The rapper/musician allegedly punched a DJ during an altercation after 3:00 am at Christie’s Cabaret, in downtown Nashville. Police said that the altercation occurred over the selection of music. Local television broadcast footage of the DJ, Jay Campos,… Read more »

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Karinne “Superhead” Steffans Releasing Tell All Book

Perhaps Usher injected Superhead with some of his truth serum, because reports suggest that the reformed groupie has some confessions of her own she wants to get off her chest. Karinne "Superhead" Steffans has inked a deal with the HarperCollins imprint, Amistad Books, to release a book detailing her sexual excursions in the music industry,… Read more »

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Random House Suing P. Diddy Over Autobiography

Random House Inc. is reportedly suing rap mogul Sean "P. Diddy" Combs for not paying back a $300,000 advance on an autobiography the hip-hop star never completed. The publisher alleges that Combs and his Bad Boy company "kept the money they never rightfully earned," according to papers filed Monday (Feb. 14) in a New York… Read more »

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