The Fugees Reportedly Reunite

The Fugees have reportedly reunited after an eight-year hiatus, group member Wyclef Jean has exposed. Jean revealed scant details about the reunion to andPOP, but did state that the original trio of Lauryn Hill and Pras are now on speaking terms. “All the Fugees are talking. We’re all definitely talking. The energy is definitely good… Read more »



E-40 Signs With Lil’ Jon

Lil’ Jon has inked a deal with Bay area slang master E-40, signing the rapper to his BME Records imprint, which will be distributed by Warner Music. “We have known each other for a while,” Lil’ Jon told “He came to me and told me he was done with them [Jive]. I was like… Read more »



Chuck D.’s Slam Jamz Label Enters Into Distribution

Chuck D.’s Slam Jamz Records inked a deal with Music Video Distributors to drop three new DVD/CD combinations. The first three DVD/CD releases to drop under the deal include “Impossebulls: Slave Education,” the story of the world’s first virtual rap group, “7th Octave: The Seventh Degree,” which is the vehicle for Professor Griff’s concept “Ghetto… Read more »



Will Smith AIDS Ambassador For Nelson Mandela

Will Smith has teamed with Nelson Mandela in an effort to educate the millions of young people who are most susceptible to AIDS in South Africa. Smith has taken the roll of AIDS ambassador for the Nelson Mandela Foundation and will play a critical role in reaching young people in South Africa, where the disease… Read more »



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 »