Hip-Hop Summit Takes Place In Houston, Texas

The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network’s (HSAN) Hip-Hop Summit took place today in Houston, Texas.Russell Simmons, Master P., Reverend Run, Damon Dash, Ice Cube, Beyonce, Maxine Waters, Jesse Jackson, Erykah Badu and others gave thousands of youth advice and answered questions.”This was the best Hip-Hop Summit yet,” Simmons told “We registered over 20,000 voters and… Read more »



Antonio “LA” Reid Tapped To Head Def Jam

Former Arista CEO Antonio “LA” Reid, has been tapped to head up Univeral’s Island Def Jam record label.Reid will become Chairman and CEO of the label, in a three-year, multi-million dollar agreement that he is expected to sign next week.The hiring of Reid, who is known for spotting talent, comes during turbulence in the music… Read more »



Officer May Have Been A Victim Of Friendly Fire

According to sources, police are investigating a shooting that left two officers wounded, seeking to determine if one was injured by “friendly fire.”Tab “Turk” Virgil Jr., 22, was charged with attempted murder, after officers were greeted with gunfire as they raided a Memphis, Tennessee apartment on Monday (January 26), seeking heroin.Deputy Jason Pagenkopf may have… Read more »



Microsoft To Host DJ Summit

Microsoft will conduct a two-day DJ Summit, inviting some of the world’s most popular DJ’s.The corporation will pay tribute to legendary DJ Grandmaster Flash during the event.Flash will also address the DJ’s, who will come from all over the country and will represent all genres of music.”Microsoft feels [the DJ’s] are some of the most… Read more »



Mos Def To Star In Sci-Fi Flick

Mos Def has been cast in the science fiction movie “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”The movie is an adaptation of the famous Douglas Adams book of the same name.”The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” spawned four follow up books as well.Mos has been cast to play an alien named Ford Prefect, sidekick of earthling… Read more »



Coolio To Face Off Against International Pop Stars

Rapper Coolio will take part in a German Television show titled "Comeback – The Great Chance." The show takes stars that had hit records and lets them compete against each other. The winner of the competition will receive a "free" production deal with a yet-to-be announced superstar producer. Coolio will face off against Haddaway, who… Read more »



Seven Heads Launches Recording Studio

Seven Heads, an artist management and recording company, is expanding their services to include a full service recording studio. The company, which has worked with such critically acclaimed artists as J-live, Asheru, Djinji Brown and others, has used the studio for their recording artists for years and decided to open it up to the public…. Read more »



Def Jam Hit With $22 Million Dollar Soundscan Lawsuit

A former music executive at Def Jam is accusing the label of manipulating Soundscan results, in an attempt to distort music charts.Theresa Rossi, filed the $22 million dollar lawsuit, claiming that Def Jam hired a marketing company, Giaco Entertainment.The lawsuit claims that Giaco, owned by Joe Giaco, forced merchants to repeatedly swipe free CD’s of… Read more »



Nelly’s Pimp Juice Cracks A Million In 3 Months

Rapper Nelly’s energy drink, Pimp Juice, has racked up over a million sales in just over three months.After being named “Best Energy Drink” by Vibe magazine and snagging The People’s Choice of Best Energy Drink in respected trade magazine Bev-Net, Nelly is aiming to distribute the drink via the Internet.”The demand was growing so rapidly… Read more »



Faith Evans Arrested On Drug Charges

R&B singer Faith, former wife of the late Notorious B.I.G., was arrested and charged with marijuana and cocaine possession charges.Evans and her husband, Todd Russaw, were arrested in Hapeville, just south of Atlanta, Georgia, where Evans resides.Evans was also charged with having an improper vehicle tag according to authorities.Evans and Russaw are being held in… Read more »



Krayzie Bone Signs Deal, Recording New Solo Album

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony member Krayzie Bone has inked a deal with Los Angeles label Ball’r and is set to release a new solo album.Krayzie is currently finishing the untitled album. The first single is due at radio in mid-February.”It’s time for Krayzie to shine,” Ball’r CEO Jack G. said. “Ball’r Records is going to bring him… Read more »



Ying Yang Twins Strike Gold

The Ying Yang Twins album Me & My Brother has struck gold.Powered by the success of their singles “Get Low” and “Salt Shaker,” the album has moved over 500,000 copies in just 18 weeks.The album is also the #1 independent rap album in the United States.The duo will be taping an episode of Last Call… Read more »



Jury Selection Begins In Sean “P. Diddy” Combs Case

Jury selection started today in a case against Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, relating to a 1999 nightclub shooting.Combs’ former chauffeur, Wardel Fenderson, alleges that Combs and his former bodyguard Anthony “Wolf” Jones, forced him to speed away from the scene of the shooting, which took place at Club New York, in Manhattan.Fenderson seeks $3 million… Read more »