New Book On NYC Graf Scene On The Way

Photographer Peter Sutherland will release a book chronicling New York City’s graffiti writers.”Autograf: New York City’s Graffiti Writers” presents a never-before-seen look at the people and places of New York’s legendary graffiti scene.The book features portraits by FUTURA, STAY HIGH 149, LADY PINK and DOZE, to name a few and each one of the portraits… Read more »



No Beef Between The Lox And Ruff Ryders

Although Ruff Ryders and The Lox have appeared to grow apart from each other, Joaquin “Waah” Dean, co-CEO of Ruff Ryders, said that the two camps don’t have any ill feelings between them even though all parties are expanding. “There’s no beef. Beef is when a body drops,” Dean told “The devil is always… Read more »



Sean “P. Diddy” Combs In Court Over 1999 Incident

Sean “P. Diddy Combs appeared in a Detroit, Michigan court today (February 18), after he allegedly assaulted a Detroit radio host in 1999.Talk show host Roger Mills asked Combs about allegations that he contributed to the death of slain rapper, Notorious B.I.G.Combs abruptly ended the interview and associates allegedly took the tape by force, destroyed… Read more »



RIAA Files More John Doe Lawsuits

The RIAA hit another 531 people with lawsuits, claiming they were illegally posting songs on the Internet for free download.The legal proceedings are part of a second wave of “John Doe” suits, since courts limited the RIAA’s ability to obtain the names of users that trade files.The people, named only by their Internet Protocol (IP)… Read more »



Chino XL And Scarface Star In New Movie

Chino XL continues to beef up his acting resume and will star in a new film with fellow rapper Scarface.Principal photography recently wrapped on the independent film, “Consequences.”Chino also recently appeared on CBS’ soap opera, “The Young and The Restless.””It’s interesting to have the young security on the CBS lot recognize me as Chino XL… Read more »



D.O.C. Reportedly Father Of Erykah Badu’s Baby

Soul singer Erykah Badu is pregnant with her second child and, according to reports, rapper The D.O.C. is the baby’s father. Representatives for Universal/Motown confirmed the pregnancy, but wouldn’t reveal if the legendary lyricist fathered baby or if he maintains a long-term relationship with Badu. Badu already has a 6-year-old child, Seven, with Andre 3000… Read more »



Eminem Off To Neverland?

Detroit native Eminem, reportedly tired of Michigan winters, is considering purchasing the California home of embattled pop star Michael Jackson, according to US Weekly.A source told the magazine that in addition to the weather, the rapper is also taking into account the area where he would like to raise his daughter, Hailie Jade, who he… Read more »



Rap Throwback Jerseys Launched

RTB Apparel has launched a new line of jerseys, "Rap Throwbacks." The jerseys feature various rappers original artwork and song titles. Numbers on the front and back commemorate the year the song was released. Created by husband and wife team Rodney and Knia Bonds, their inaugural line is an attempt to prove that the jersey… Read more »



Fredro Starr To Host “Dance 360”

Rapper Fredro Starr has signed on to host “Dance 360,” an urban dance show competition.”Dance 360″ will air in the United States on the UPN Network and features co-host Kel Mitchell of the “Keenan and Kel” show.”We’re very excited to add ‘Dance 360’ to our UPN stations,” said Dennis Swanson, Chief Operation Officer of Viacom… Read more »



Big L Death Anniversary

Today (February 15) marks the fifth anniversary of the passing of Harlem rapper, Lamont "Big L" Coleman. Coleman was shot nine times in the face and chest in 1999 in Harlem, just three blocks from his home. Known throughout the rap world for his innovative rhymes and collaborations with DJ Premier and his Diggin In… Read more »



Hip-Hop Summit Registers 60,000 New Voters

The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network’s (HSAN) Hip-Hop Summit convened in Los Angeles as part of the All-Star weekend festivities. Hosted by Damon Dash, the summit continued its voter registration drive, registering over 60,000 new voters. "Damon’s running the L.A. Hip-Hop Summit is an example of how this movement his many leaders and can’t be stopped,"… Read more »



Loon Makes Bail On Attempted Murder Charges

Rapper Chauncey "Loon" Hawkins was released this morning on bail after being charged with attempted murder related to a night club stabbing that left a security guard wounded. The incident occurred early Friday morning at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California, during a release party for Lil Jon & The Eastside Boys’ new… Read more »



Breaking News: Loon Charged With Attempted Murder

Rapper Chauncey "Loon" Hawkins was arrested and charged with attempted murder, after violence broke out at a party for Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz new adult DVD series.An incident took place in front of the House of Blues shortly after 12:30 am this morning, involving Hawkins and two other men attempting to enter the… Read more »