Method & Red Put On ‘Long Hiatus’

According to Method Man, “Method & Red,” the comedy sitcom the duo produced for Fox may be canceled. "The show is done. It’s on the long hiatus," Method Man told The New York Post yesterday. "They’re like: ‘don’t call us, we’ll call you.’" Method Man said the show wasn’t actually finished, but was being put… Read more »



Gospel Awards Remove Kanye West

The Lord giveth, but the Stellar Gospel Awards taketh away. The committee for the Stellar Awards has decided to rescind their nomination for Kanye West’s The College Dropout, which was given a nod for Rap/Hip-Hop CD of the Year category. In a statement, officials explained the basis for the removal. “The reason for removing the… Read more »



Eminem, Universal Step Up Security For ‘Encore’

According to published reports, in order to avoid his material being pirated, Eminem will finish his new album Encore shortly before it is scheduled to go on sale. Representatives at Universal said he was using the tactic to prevent bootleggers and internet piracy from cutting into his record sales. Sources at Universal said the security… Read more »



Nelly Albums On Pace To Sell 400k Each

Nelly’s Sweat and Suit albums, the first two albums by one Hip-Hop artist to drop on the same day, are on pace to sell over 400,000 copies each the first week in stores. The album is expected to debut at #1 and #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Albums chart next week. The sales of… Read more »



Driver Suffered From Fatigue In Twista Crash

The driver of a van that crashed and injured Chicago rapper Twista and killed his bodyguard will not be charged with any crimes, according to reports. The accident happened early morning on September 7th, on Interstate 90 close to the Pennsylvania/Ohio border. Twista and five others were heading to Chicago from Syracuse, New York, after… Read more »



‘Scarface’ Coming To Video Game

Hip-Hop heavyweights like Nas, Tony Yayo, Scarface, Snoop and countless others have listed Al Pacino’s "Tony Montana" character as an influence and soon, they will have the opportunity to step into the gangster’s seedy world in the upcoming video game "Scarface." Players take the role of Tony Montana, one of the most ruthless gangsters ever… Read more »



Foxy Brown Attacked In Club Bathroom

Foxy Brown was the victim of an attack over the weekend that left her earlobe torn, after a woman snatched her purse and a diamond earring worth $250,000. According to reports, Brown was in the bathroom of Club Show after she attended the Baby Phat fashion show. The suspect, Tanya Manderson, 35, followed Brown into… Read more »



Kanye West’s Gospel Nomination Draws Criticism

Kanye West’s The College Dropout was nominated for a Stellar Gospel Music Award on the strength of his hit single, “Jesus Walks.” West’s album is up for Best Gospel Rap Album. The nomination is drawing criticism from other gospel groups, who claim that the lyrics on the rest of the album could offend listeners. Officials… Read more »



Lloyd Banks’ Tour Bus Crashes

G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks was traveling to a performance on Sunday (Sept 12), when his tour bus driver lost control of the massive vehicle and crashed on Route 88 in West Virginia. According to NBC station WTOV in Ohio, the rapper was headed towards Bethany College when the bus went over a hill and wrecked…. Read more »



De La Soul Pushes Back A.I. Album

Fans seeking the final installment of De La Soul’s Artificial Intelligence series, shouldn’t look towards their next release, The Grind Date. Since leaving Tommy Boy Records, and going independent for their first time ever, the group decided that they had experienced too much and changed to follow the concept. The third Artificial Intelligence record, which… Read more »



USA’s I.Emerge Wins World DMC Title

The world’s top 21 DJ’s competed last week at London’s Carling Apollo Theater in England.for the DMC/Technics 2004 World DJ Championship. This year’s title went to the United States’ I.Emerge. In winning, I.Emerge becomes the sixth American to win the DMC World Championship world crown, which has also been worn by Roc Raida, Cash Money,… Read more »



‘Taking The Rap’Delves Into Rap Prison Life

A new Hip-Hop series intends to expose the harsh realities of prison life by examining the ongoing life of the incarcerated Hip-Hop artists and their daily struggle. Markuann Smith, the creator of the “Taking The Rap” series said that he hopes that his film will serve as a clinic for young adults caught up in… Read more »



AHH Stray News: 50 Cent, Diddy, Jay-Z, R. Kelly

Police in the United Kingdom are reportedly seeking 50 Cent for questioning, after a fan claimed the rapper threw a microphone in his face. The 18-year-old man claims the incident happened as 50 Cent was booed of the stage at the Reading Festival. As 50 was exiting the stage he allegedly threw the microphone into… Read more »