Biz Markie Preps First Album In Ten Years

Rap veteran Biz Markie is preparing to drop his fourth album, Weekend Warrior. The release is the first full length album from the beatboxing/rapping/DJ in ten years. Biz has spent the past years DJ’ing at high profile events and colleges across the United States. Biz has one of the biggest music collections, with over 30,000… Read more »



50 Cent Says He Will Not Meet With Minister Farrakhan

Rapper 50 Cent said he will not meet with The Nation Of Islam’s Minister Louis Farrakhan, despite an offering by the spiritual leader to mediate tensions between Ja Rule, 50, Murder Inc. and G-Unit. "As far as me meeting with Farrakhan…it’s not happening," 50 told Washington D.C.’s 93.9 WKYS. "I respect [Farrakhan] and all that… Read more »



Man Arrested For Impersonating Slick Rick- Again

A man arrested in April of 2002 and charged with seven counts of fraud for impersonating detained rapper Slick Rick, was arrested after calling Rick’s home and showing up across the street from the rapper’s house in the Bronx, New York. Steven Glenn, 29, of Raleigh, North Carolina, was picked up by officers from the… Read more »


Nelly Robbed Of $1 Million In Jewels

Nelly was robbed of more than $1 million dollars in jewelry last night at the Aladdin hotel-casino in Las Vegas. The rapper was in Vegas for the 2003 Radio Music Awards and performed the hit "Shake Ya Tailfeather," with P.Diddy and Murphy Lee. The hotel room Nelly was staying in was burglarized. The theft was… Read more »



Rapper Half-A-Mil Found Dead In Brooklyn Apartment

Brooklyn bred rapper Half-A-Mil was found shot to death in his apartment last week in the Albany Projects. Details are sketchy surrounding the shooting. Half-A-Mil released two albums, his debut Million and the follow up, Da Hustle Don’t Stop, which were released on Warlock Records. “We are sad over here at Warlock,” Kyle Christmas told… Read more »



Eastsidaz Claim Snoop Owes $1 Million

A rift has opened between Snoop Dogg and his one time protege’s, Tha Eastsidaz. According to the group, Snoop never paid the group royalties on two platinum selling records. The group alleges that after they hired accounting firm Moss Adams LLP, the same accounting firm that Snoop uses, they discovered that they were owed in… Read more »



Sean John Investigated For Sweat Shop Conditions

According to reports, P.Diddy’s Sean John clothing line is coming under fire for allegedly using sweatshop labor in the Honduras.An anti-sweatshop group, National Labor Committee, said that the Southeast Textiles factory in Choloma, Honduras where the clothes are made, subjects workers tod daily body searches, contaminated water, 12 hour daily shifts and a whopping 24… Read more »



Stagga Lee’s An MVP

Rapper Stagga Lee has joined former C&C Music Factory producer Robert Clivilles and has formed the MVP All Stars. The group will release their debut album Hit The Spot, which will be released on the recently reactivated Casablanca Records, which is headed up by Tommy Mottola. In addition to Stagga Lee and Clivilles, the group… Read more »



Kool Moe Dee’s Top 10 Hip-Hop List

Kool Moe Dee’s book, “There’s A God On The Mic,” rates the top 50 emcee’s of all time, based on Moe Dee’s handpicked criteria, which includes technique, lyrics, originality, breath control and style.The book was supposed to have been in stores in September, but has been delayed for unspecified reasons. While the book has yet… Read more »



KRS Drops New Single, Disses Nelly

KRS-One has teamed with Warren G. and Japanese rapper Lil ‘ AI to drop the first single from the QD3 movie Beef. "Let’s Go (It’s A Movement") is hitting radio stations this week. A video shot by Casey Suchan is scheduled to hit BET, MTV and other outlets. “KRS is such an incredible person. I… Read more »



Rappers Take On Prison Industry

Raptivism Records is preparing to release the second installment of their groundbreaking series, No More Prisons. The album is the follow up to 1999’s debut, which features a variety of artists rhyming about the burgeoning prison industry, one of the fastest growing private sectors of business in the U.S. The latest installment of the series… Read more »



Unreleased Pac Songs On The Way

Four "unreleased" Tupac tracks featuring the Notorious B.I.G., Eminem and 50 Cent will hit stores in November on the latest posthumous set from the rapper. Tupac: Resurrection – Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture features the Eminem produced lead off single, "Runnin’ (Dying To Live)," which features verses from both Pac and B.I.G…. Read more »