X-ecutioners Ready ‘Scratchology’

Rob Swift, Roc Raida, and Total Eclipse, also known as The X-ecutioners, have mixed the latest Sequence Mixtape Session, Scratchology. The album features such DJ pioneers as DJ Jazzy Jay, DJ Cash Money, Pete Rock, DJ Premier and Grandmaster Flash. "The purpose of this mixtape is to educate people about the history of scratching and… Read more »



Bo Diddley Says Rap Music Won’t Last

Pioneering bluesman Bo Diddley had some choice words to say about hip-hop music last Thursday. Speaking to high school students Dunnellon High School near Diddley’s home in Archer, Florida, the 74-year-old Diddley labeled rap "disgusting" and said that it would not last as long as his 50 year career has. "The lyrics are very disgusting… Read more »



Lil Jon Directs Latest Video

Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz recently lensed their video for "Play No Game," the second single from their fourth album, Kings Of Crunk. The video was shot on location in a residential community of Miami, in an eight-bedroom house that was converted into a rush party for the fictional "Omega East Side Fraternity."… Read more »



DMX No. 1 In Film

When DMX proclaimed “X Gonna Give It to Ya,” hip-hop’s top dog proved his bite to be as fearsome as his bark as his film “Cradle 2 the Grave” tops the box office, while the accompanying soundtrack lands at number six on the Billboard charts. With a weekend draw of $17.1 million, the martial arts… Read more »



Angie Martinez Takes Maternity Leave; Celebrates

In an on-air baby shower, the staff, admirers and friends of Hot 97’s Angie Martinez wished the expectant mother well as she worked her last day at the station prior to her maternity leave. Martinez received gifts like a Burberry robe, a rosery from Jacob The Jeweler, a car seat from co-worker Funk Flex and… Read more »



Nelly To Take Top Honors At Soul Train Music Awards

Nelly will be honored with Soul Train’s Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer Of The Year tonight in Pasadena, California. The rapper joins The Beatles and the Bee Gees by garnering two consecutive and simultaneous #1 singles with "Hot in Herre" and "Dilemma," an accomplishment that hadn’t been achieved since 1978. Nelly received two Grammy’s… Read more »



50 Cent ‘ 94 Drug Arrest Detailed

Detailed documents have hit the internet detailing the 1994 drug arrest of 50 Cent and a 16-year-old female accomplice. The papers, revealed by, chronicle the arrest and incarceration of the record-breaking rap artist. Arrested 1994, the rapper and the teen were and charged with felony drug charges. On June 29, 50 and the girl,… Read more »



Trick Daddy Hit With Assault Charges

Maurice "Trick Daddy" Young, is facing assault charges after he allegedly flashed a gun and threatened to kill a man during a dispute following a basketball game Feb. 3. Witnesses said that Trick Daddy was playing basketball with friends when he got into an unknown dispute with Pernell Paige, 27. Trick Daddy left the court… Read more »



Eminem’s Mom: ‘Marshall Is Very Unhappy’

Eminem’s mother, Debbie Mathers-Briggs, appeared on Fox’s television news show, The Pulse tonight (Feb. 27). Briggs spoke with Bill O’Reilly about Eminem, saying the world famous rapper was very unhappy. "From what I’ve heard, Marshall has been drinking alot. Drinking is an escape," Debbie Mathers said. "He’s my son. It’s very dangerous out there, the… Read more »



Keith Murray Involved In Serious Car Accident

Keith Murray was involved in a serious car accident this morning (Feb. 27) in Durham, North Carolina. Murray, his entourage and his group, Legions of Doom were traveling in a van that struck a highway railing. The van flipped and crashed into six cars, already piled up from an earlier crash. Investigators are seeking to… Read more »