Russell Simmons To Participate In Urban Campfire

Russell Simmons, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Minister Benjamin Muhammad, Darien Dash (Dame’s brother) and others will be appearing at Urban Campfire for a post 9/11 dialogue with young adults at York College Performing Arts Theater tomorrow (April 13th). The gathering is design to create dialogue with young adults to discuss the issues in their lives… Read more »



AllHipHop New Bits: Biggie’s Mother Sues LAPD

Voletta Wallace, mother of Notorious B.I.G., is preparing to file the biggest wrongful death lawsuit in U.S. history. The lawsuit will name the LAPD and current police chief Bernard Parks. The lawsuit is based on radio transmissions linked to police around the Peterson’s Auto Museum during the time that B.I.G. was murdered. "There is a… Read more »



Associate Of Suge Knight Gunned Down

An associate of Marion “Suge” Knight was shot at a Compton, CA Shell gas station yesterday. Alton McDonald, 37, was pumping gas when a dark pickup drove up and started shooting. McDonald was hit in the upper body and died at Saint Francis Medical Center. According to police, a man who was with McDonald fled… Read more »



Dre’s Next LP To Be The Last

Recently, Dr. Dre announced that his new album, “Detox,” will be a “hip-hop musical.” In a recent interview with MTV, Dre revealed that the album will focus on a hit man, his family and how he earns a living. Dre also says “Detox” will be the last album in his career as a rapper. After… Read more »



Gravediggaz Re-Released

Empire Musicwerks announces the long awaited and widely hailed re-release of “Nightmare In A-Minor”, the full length album from hip-hop group, Gravediggaz. The record was originally released independently, and is now being distributed by BMG. The record is scheduled to hit shelves on April 9, 2002. “This is an incredible effort from Gravediggaz that deserves… Read more »



Xzibit, Jay-Z To Perform At ESPN

Xzibit and Jay-Z will be perform at the second ESPN Action Sports and Music Awards. The awards honor athletes who compete in snowboarding, skiing, surfing, BMX and motorcross. Jay-Z’s set will be backed up by musicians from top rock bands, including members from Korn, Limp Bizkit and Static X. Last years event was hosted by… Read more »



Wesely Snipes Rydes with Ruff Ryders

As he experiences success with Blade 2, Wesley Snipes is set to star in "When The Ride Is Ruff," the first film from the Ruff Ryders rap collective. The film will star Wesley and have supporting roles by RR artists like the LOX. Snipes, known for his action roles, plays a motorcycle gang leader framed… Read more »



Beyond 2002 Super Festival Heats Up

The Beyond 2002 Super Festival will kick off April 12 and will run through the 14th in Miami Florida’s Bicentennial Park next week. The event features top recording artists in hip-hop, alternative rock and electronic music. The event also features three days of extreme sports competitions ranging from the top talent in skate boarding to… Read more »



SPM Denied Bail

Carlos “South Park Mexican” Coy, was denied bail related to charges to charges of seven counts of sexual assault of a child. A judge in Houston has ordered him to be held in Harris County jail until his trial begins next month. Coy’s lawyer had been attempting to get him released, but the judge struck… Read more »



Eminem Target Of New Lawsuit

Eminem and Interscope records are the target of a lawsuit in federal court by French composer Jacques Loussier. According to the lawsuit, which was March 28th in New York, Eminem and Interscope used parts of Loussier’s song, "Pulsion." Eminem used portions of the song in his song "Kill You," which appeared on his The Marshall… Read more »



Lil Flip Shot, Released From Hospital

Wesley "Lil Flip" Weston was shot Wednesday morning in Houston, TX. According to sources, Flip was returning home from a recording studio when a gold car pulled along side and fired shots into his rent-a-car. Flip was treated for a gunshot wound to the side and released from Ben Taub hospital Thursday. No arrests have… Read more »



Dr. Dre Teams With Coor’s Lite

Recently, producer Dr. Dre inked a deal with brewer Coors and will star in a series of Coor’s Light beer commercials. Coor’s rep Hilary Martin said the company chose Dre because of his "relevance to consumers, particularly urban consumers." She also said Dre was important to the company due to "the growing popularity of hip-hop… Read more »



Mystikal Sued Over Cajun Sayings

Louisiana inventor Steve Winn is suing Mystikal for copyright infringement for over $1 million dollars. According to MTV, Mystikal is being sued by Steve Winn, the inventor of Cajun in Your Pocket, which is a key battery operated key chain that says six Cajun phrases when pressed. According to the lawsuit, Mystikal used the phrases… Read more »



Ludacris Gets Snowed Out

New to this year’s Spring Massive Festival is the first ever Snowed Out All-Star Weekend April 5-7, 2002. The three-day event celebrates hip-hop, snowboarding and the fusion of these two cultures. Headlined by a concert with rapper Ludacris and a Pro Halfpipe Jam expected to include such notables as Danny Kass, J.J. Thomas, Todd Richards… Read more »



Eve and Free Rep at V-day

Saturday March 30, at the Apollo Theatre, rappers Eve and Free will join the cast of “V-Day Harlem 2002,” an assistance program for victims of domestic violence. The two ladies of hip-hop plan to appear along side of stars like Naiomi Campbell, Faith Evans, Kim Coles, Lynn Whitfield and Rosario Dawson. Eve, who also made… Read more »