Hip-Hop Album Questions September 11, War On Terror

Hard Knock Records has released What About US?, a critical response by various hip-hop artists and activists in regard to the 2001 September 11 attacks and the current "war on terror." The album features appearances by Zion I, Blackalicious, Hobo Junction, Cool Nuts featuring Bosko, Davey D., Michael Franti and Spearhead, Abstract Tribe Unique, The… Read more »



The World Famous Wakeup Show Coming To MTV

Sway and Tech’s World Famous Wake Up Show will make the move from syndicated radio to an MTV television show. The award winning hip-hop radio show that started in San Francisco in 1991, will make the move to MTV and debut this December. If enough people tune into the show, it could be added to… Read more »



Judge Tosses Contraband Indictement Against C-Murder

The Louisiana Supreme Court tossed out an indictment against Corey "C-Murder" Miller that accused him of smuggling contraband into the Jefferson Parish jail, after being accused of having a cellphone while incarcerated. The court ruled a provision in the state constitution unconstitutional. The provision gave local officials the ability to determine what items are considered… Read more »



Fabolous Dropping Mixable Mix CD

Fabolous is preparing to drop a new mixcd that features 12 new songs and software bundled with the CD that will allow consumers to remix certain tracks on the CD. Fabolous’ More Street Dreams Pt. 2 The Mixtape, will come bundled with PCDJ software that will allow Fab’s latest song "Now Ride," directly from the… Read more »



Diddy Gets Down With XBox

Microsoft has signed Sean “P.Diddy” Combs, to help promote Xbox’s new slogan, “Let’s Play Together.” Diddy’s voice will be featured in the commercials.”I’m proud to be the voice responsible for connecting millions to the Xbox brand,” Combs said in a statement. “I love playing Xbox games and believe that the system’s cultural influence as a… Read more »



Former Bad Boy Exec Shawn Prez Launches Promo Company

Former Bad Boy executive Shawn Prez has launched his own marketing and promotions company, Power Moves Inc., a full service promotions company.”I know the streets better than anyone, and understand how to brand products from the ground up, and for that reason have formed this company,” Prez said. “From working in the music industry for… Read more »



Dead Prez Filing Lawsuit Against NYPD

Hip-Hop group dead prez is filing a lawsuit against the NYPD, after being arrested and detained in September.According to dead prez, police approached them and group A-Alikes as they took photographs in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn, New York.The officers allegedly failed to provide a valid reason for requesting ID and the group refused… Read more »



Rapping Judge Dumps Lawsuit Against Eminem

A $1 million defamation lawsuit against Eminem has been dismissed by a judge in Michigan.DeAngelo Bailey claimed that Eminem slandered him on 1999’s “Brain Damage,” which was featured on The Slim Shady LP. In the song, Em accused Bailey of being a bully who beat him bloody as a child.In the most surprising event, Judge… Read more »



C-Bo, Messy Marv Fired Upon In Missouri

Investigators are seeking a gunman who open fired on rappers C-Bo and Messy Marv in Westport, Missouri this morning. Witnesses said around 3:00 a.m., a gunman open fired with an AK-47 from a pickup truck that pulled up behind the SUV the rappers and their entourage was traveling in. "We are still trying to sort… Read more »



Koch Snags “True Crime” Soundtrack

Koch Entertainment will release the soundtrack compilation to the video game, "True Crime: Streets of L.A. The soundtrack to the game features 20 brand new tracks featuring some of the biggest names in hip-hop. “We are excited to partner up with Vybe Squad and Activision in the release of this special project. We hope it… Read more »



Wyclef Hospitalized

Wyclef Jean checked into a Miami hospital yesterday, suffering from food poisoning and dehydration. Clef’s publicist said the rapper was on his way back from a promotional tour in Europe when he fell ill. "It just seemed to snowball into something that made him very sick and put him in the hospital," Lois Najarian told… Read more »



Hip-Hop Institute Planned For Queens, New York

Community leaders in Queens, New York are teaming with Russell Simmons to build a Hip-Hop Institute, cultural center and museum in Jamaica Queens. "There’s so much positivity and power in Queens and in hip-hop," Simmons told "We just need to water the good seeds." Simmons, along with Charles Fisher, founder of the Hip-Hop Summit… Read more »