Bill Cosby Attacks Hip-Hop

Bill Cosby continues to address what he perceives as trouble in the African-American community and had some harsh words for Hip-Hop music. Cosby addressed a college conference in South Carolina and said Hip-Hop music glorified the wrong things. The 67 year-old said that rap demeans women, embraces profanity and celebrates criminal behavior. “Our children are… Read more »



Lil Kim Trial Delayed, Business Manager Indicted

Kimberly "Lil’ Kim" Jones’ perjury trial was delayed after a judge gave her lawyers more time to review evidence presented by the prosecution. Jones is accused of lying to a grand jury about her knowledge of a daylight shooting in 2001 that occurred in front of Hot 97’s New York offices. Prosecutors objected to the… Read more »



Exclusive: Big Hutch Speaks On Drug Indictment

Gregory “Big Hutch” Hutchinson a.k.a.Cold 187um from pioneering Hip-Hop group Above the Law has been indicted for conspiracy to traffic almost 1,000 pound of marijuana. Hutchinson turned himself in yesterday, to begin serving an unspecified amount of time for violating federal drug laws. In an exclusive interview with before he started serving his time,… Read more »



AHH Stray News: LL Cool J, Loon, Shyne

Bad Boy rapper Loon will appear in Beverly Hills for a September 8 preliminary hearing for an assault case that occurred earlier this year. In February, the rapper allegedly stabbed a security guard when a group of men attempted to forcefully enter the House of Blues in Los Angeles, California during a release party for… Read more »



Kimora Lee Simmons Arrested

Kimora Lee Simmons, wife of mogul Russell Simmons was arrested in New Jersey and charged with a series of drug and traffic violations, after she was stopped and marijuana was allegedly found in her vehicle on Sunday (July 25). According to reports, Kimora was driving near her home in Saddle Brook, New Jersey when officers… Read more »



De La Soul Signs With Sanctuary, Prep New CD

De La Soul is set to release their eighth album, The Grind Date, with a high-end signing to the Matthew Knowles-headed Sanctuary Urban Records Group. The album is slated for release on September 28. De La Soul member Pos said that Knowles was attracted to De La because of their proven durability, consistency and their… Read more »



Africa Bambaataa Protests Kool Mixx Championships

A group of protesters that included Hip-Hop legend Africa Bambaataa boycotted the Kool Mixx DJ Championship in Chicago on Saturday (July 24). The majority of states that make up the United States of America have filed lawsuits against Brown & Williamson, makers of the Kool brand of cigarettes. Attorney Generals in various states including Illinois… Read more »



Ja Rule Facing Assault Charges

Ja Rule surrendered to a Toronto court this morning to face assault charges, stemming from an altercation at a nightclub. Police refused to release details on the incident, which took place June 5 at Tornoto’s La Rouge nightclub. They did say the multi-platinum rapper was charged with assault causing bodily harm. On July 1, Ja… Read more »



Lil’ Mo Signs with Cash Money

Cash Money has further bolstered their R&B repertoire with the signing of R&B songstress Lil’ Mo. Sighting a lack of support from her former label, the defunct Elektra Records, the New York native said she intends to refocus her musical career. Lil Mo’ joins the legendary Teena Marie as another leg to the R&B component… Read more »



Country Star Tim McGraw Uses Rapper In 2004 Tour

Hip-Hop music has been meshed with almost every musical genre. Country music star Tim McGraw is breaking ground and incorporating the art form into his live stage show. McGraw’s 2004 tour is being hailed as a milestone event due to the inclusion of an African-American rapper named Cowboy Troy, who rhymes during McGraw’s set. Troy,… Read more »



Just Blaze Joins Scion In Search For Talent

New car company Scion is offering upcoming rap artists or musicians an opportunity to help realize their dream, by offering a chance to win a $50,000 marketing deal. The promotional deal is one that includes three industry heavyweights judging the work of the 10 finalists. TVT executive Bryan Leach, radio personality Eric Cubiche and producer… Read more »