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Roc-A-Fella To Chronicle Drug Dealers

Roc-A-Fella Records will release a bio pic early in the fall of this year, detailing the life of notorious Harlem Drug Dealers, AZ, Rich Porter and Alberto "Alpo" Martinez. "The movie is about something I personally saw from a distance," Harlem native and Roc-A-Fella CEO Dame Dash told Sonicnet. "These guys were real ghetto celebs…. Read more »

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Bizzy Bone Files New Lawsuit

Bizzy Bone, who one month ago dismissed a lawsuit he filed against Sony Music, Loud Records and others for releasing a video compilation without his permission is back in court. The latest legal filing is against Southwest Wholesale Tapes And Records. Southwest handles distribution for many Indie rap labels from the South and West Coast… Read more »

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Outkast To Tour With Ms. Jackson

Outkast To Tour With Ms. Jackson Outkast has announced plans to join Janet Jackson on her upcoming tour opening up for her. Apparently Janet was impressed with the duo’s performance on the MTV Icon tribute to her. Here are the dates for Janet’s tour. It has yet to be announced what dates Outkast will appear…. Read more »

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Hip-Hop Hall Of Fame Conference

The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Conference, the world’s largest Hip Hop conference focused on solutions and the business of Hip Hop music and culture, will take place at the Millennium Hotel, 145 W. 44th Street in NYC from Tuesday, March 13th – Friday, March 16th, 2001. The Co-Chairman for the Hip Hop Hall of… Read more »

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Puff And Bodyguard Acquitted, Shyne Guilty

Puff Daddy was acquitted Friday of possession of an illegal handgun and later trying to bribe his driver to cover the alleged shooting. When the verdict was read, Combs was holding a copy of the Bible. “I told him, `You’ve got your life back,”’ Cochran said outside the courtroom. ”`Good luck. Do the best with… Read more »

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Slimm Calhoun To Hit The Road

Slimm Calhoun, whose Aquemini/Elektra debut album The Skinny is scheduled for release 4/10, is gearing up for his special guest appearance on Outkast’s Stank Love tour which kicked off in Hampton, VA and runs through 4/14. Pelle Pelle is on board as Slimm’s official clothing sponsor for the tour, using the up-and-coming Hot-Lantan to showcase… Read more »

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UPN To Host Source Awards Again

UPN will televise The Source Awards again this year. The network announced that in order to ensure last year’s events are not repeated, they are moving ceremonies out of Los Angeles, in order to "ensure smoother production." The network also announced that they are in negotiations with a major name from the music and awards… Read more »

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DMX Arraigned On Felony Assault Charge

DMX, who was supposed to be released from an Upstate New York prison on Tuesday March 6th, was forced to stay in prison the duration of his sentence, which is 5 more days. DMX was supposed to get out early for good behavior, but when the Discipline Committee found out he had been written up… Read more »

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Loud Cuts

Loud Records is feeling the heat from Sony Records. Upset with the profits the label is bringing in, Sony has ordered a 20 percent reduction in it’s workforce, which equals about 20 employees. Sony invested an estimated $ 50 million for a 50 percent stake in the label, which houses such acts as The Beatnuts,… Read more »

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Alternate Juror Says Puff’s Not Guilty

As Jurors deliberated for a second day in the trial of Sean Combs, Shyne and Anthony "Wolf" Jones, an alternate Juror who’s gag order was lifted said she would have found Puffy not guilty of the charges leveled at him. Aurora Garcia-Susana, 37, stated that she felt the Jury would also reach the same conclusion…. Read more »

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Juvenile Arrested

Juvenile, born Terius Gray, was arrested by Miami police early this morning (Wednesday, March 28th.) He has been charged with aggravated battery with a bottle, battery on a law enforcement officer and two counts of disorderly and resisting arrest without violence. He posted $17,000 bond and was released from police custody. Juvenile got involved in… Read more »

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Outkast And Nike Hookup To Help Youth

Outkast has hooked up with Nike Youth Action Program, which will assist children in helping to bring about positive change in their communities. The program is designed to encourage youth’s to speak up out and foster dialogue, to help prevent violence. The program will donate $1000 grants to nonprofit youth organizations on nine of Outkast’s… Read more »

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Queen Latifah To Be Cancelled?

Queen Latifah’s talk show, Latifah, will not be back around for third season according to sources. People in the television industry were surprised that the Hip-Hop legend’s talk show was renewed for a second season. The problem with the show is very simple: low ratings. Latifah isn’t doing as bad as some of the other… Read more »

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KRS-One Attacks

KRS-One is gearing up for the release of his 9th album, Sneak Attack, set to drop April 10th. The majority of the production on the album was handled by the Blastmaster himself, and will be released on his own indie, Frontpage Entertainment which he founded over 5 years ago. KRS will hit the road to… Read more »

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Chi Ali Captured

Chi Ali Griffith, who was wanted for the murder of an ex friend over $300 worth of compact discs, was caught last week in the Bronx after his second profiling on Fox’s America’s Most Wanted, February 24th. Police say that Chi shot and killed his girlfriend’s brother over the debt in the South Bronx. He… Read more »

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