Man Arrested In Lil Kim Jewel Heist

A New Rochelle man was charged with grand larceny after he allegedly tried to extort $25,000 from Lil Kim, in return for forking over her diamond "Queen Bee" necklace. John Acheson, 31, was charged with two counts of attempted grand larceny and attempted coercion and is facing up to four years in prison. Acheson called… Read more »



Suge Knight Arrested Without Bail

Death Row Records CEO Marion Suge Knight was arrested for possible parole violation on Friday. According to reports, Knight allegedly punched a parking attendant outside a Los Angeles nightclub. Knight was arrested Friday in Los Angeles for the altercation, which took place June 21. He was jailed and denied bail Authorities said that Knight was… Read more »



First Hip-Hop Peace & Unity Festival to Kick Off In Boston

Inebriated Rhythm and the city of Boston will present the first annual Hip-Hop Peace and Unity Festival in Boston, Massachusetts, on July 19, to celebrate hip-hop’s cultural diversity. The free event will feature a roundtable discussion conducted by KRS-One, Big Daddy Kane and Pharoahe Monch, with city businessmen, servicemen and congressmen from Boston, hoping to… Read more »



DMX Arrested For Swearing

DMX was arrested last night for swearing during the a performance in the Caribbean, local police said. Organizers the annual St. Kitts Music Festival, which takes place on the Caribbean of Saint Kitts, said that they warned DMX that obscenities were not to be used on the stage because of laws barring it in the… Read more »



Lil Kim’s Jewels Found

Lil Kim’s estimated $250,000 worth of jewels was recovered by a United Airlines worker in a a locker room for airline employee’s yesterday. The jewels, which were found wrapped in a rag, disappeared on June 20, as she headed to Los Angeles for the BET Awards. "I’m deeply gratified that Lil’ Kim’s unnerving experience has… Read more »



Raekwon On Cover Of Insomniac’s “Hip Hop Business” Issue, More Wu News

Wu-Tang star Raekwon and his Ice Water label make the cover of Insomniac Magazine’s Hip Hop Business Issue. Raekwon and the co-owners of Ice Water, Inc. talk turkey about their business venture with Universal Records. The special Hip Hop Business Issue of the 7 year old nationally distributed industry magazine, Insomniac, provides deep information for… Read more »



Russell Simmons Under Investigation

Hip-hop mogul/activist Russell Simmons is under investigation for aggressive lobbying tactics in his bid to repeal the Rockefeller drug laws in New York City, officials said Wednesday. The Lobbying Commission is investigating the music mogul for the amount of money he contributed in influencing state officials. Executive Director David Grandeau told Reuters, anyone who spends… Read more »



Mystikal Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges

Mystikal pleaded guilty today (June 26) to extortion and sexual battery charges claiming that he forced his hairstylist to perform sexual acts on him and two bodyguards. "I’m glad that it’s getting behind me," Mystikal said after copping his plea. Mystikal was facing an aggravated rape charge, which could have landed him in prison for… Read more »



Rosa Parks Lawsuit Reinstated Against Outkast

After a federal appeals court ruled in May that Rosa Parks could appeal a lawsuit she filed against Outkast over their hit song that uses her name in the title, a judge has reinstated most of the original lawsuit. Parks’ initial lawsuit had been dismissed on summary judgment in 1999. Parks will now attempt to… Read more »