Federal Court Rules Rosa Parks Can Appeal

A federal appeals court reopened a lawsuit filed by Rosa Parks against Outkast today, over their hit song that uses her name in the title. Parks’ initial lawsuit had been dismissed in 1999. Parks claimed that the group was using her name for profit and not compensating her. Parks was also offended at the racial… Read more »



Inspectah Deck Prepares “The Movement”

Wu-Tang Clan member Inspectah Deck will release his long awaited second solo album, The Movement, in June. With production from QB beatsmith Ayatollah, former UMC member Hassan a.ka. "Phantom Of The Beats," Deck said the new album is going to "blow everybody away." "This is where y’all gonna see me take a stand," Deck said…. Read more »



Cormega Readies Two New Projects

Rapper Cormega is working on two projects simultaneously, an EP and an LP. "I’m working on the Ayatollah-Comega EP & I’m working on the Urban Legend album," Cormega told "It’s not gonna be a shoot um up, f**k you album. There’s gonna be no dis records," Mega said. The Ayatollah-Cormega EP features production from… Read more »



Ice-T Reforms Bodycount Metal Band

Ice-T has reformed his controversial heavy metal band Body Count and is finishing up a new album tentatively titled Violent Demise – The Last Days. “It’s about street sh*t. It’s about b*tches,” Ice-T told “I’m just trying to bring back that sinister, evil, violent sounding metal. I listen to the other rock-rap groups, but… Read more »



Pharoahe Monch, J5 Rep Hip-Hop On Lollapalooza

Pharaohe Monch and Jurassic 5 will represent hip-hop on this year’s Lollapalooza tour. The tour, which is being labeled as "a fully interactive extravaganza with a wealth of new sights, sounds and experiences," will also feature such rock acts as Jane’s Addiction, Audioslave, The Donnas, Queens Of The Stone Age, Incubus and A Perfect Circle…. Read more »



Eminem Rejects Weird Al’s Video

Professional parody king "Weird Al" Yankovic’s hopes of filming a video for his version of "Lose Yourself," were shot down by Eminem, who agreed to have his song spoofed, but nixed the notion of a video. Yankovic, who has filmed videos for his takes on Michael Jackson’s "I’m Bad" and Coolio’s "Gansta’s Paradise," said the… Read more »



Roc-A-Fella CEO “Biggs” Arrested On Drug Charges

Kareem "Biggs" Burke, who shares CEO duties of Roc-A-Fella Records with Dame Dash and Jay-Z, was arraigned Tuesday morning after 24 marijuana plants were found growing in his Cliffside Park, New Jersey penthouse. According to Cliffside Park Police Chief Donald Keane, two police and two employees of the Carlyle Towers entered Burke’s empty apartment Monday… Read more »


Nelly And Sister Launch Non-Profit Organization

Nelly and his sister, Jackie Donahue will launch Jes Us For Jackie On May 14. Donahue is in need of a bone marrow transplant and the duo hope to increase the number marrow donors in the National Marrow Donor Program Registry across the United States. Nelly’s non-profit, 4 Sho 4 Kids will sponsor a campaign… Read more »



Lydia High Responds To Jam Master Jay Accusations

In a statement released to, Lydia High, has come forward to speak on recently published reports, accusing her of being uncooperative in the investigation to find Jam Master Jay’s killer. Recent reports suggested High and her brother, Randy Allen, may know more about the murder than they are telling. Jam Master Jay’s mother, Connie Mizell also questioned why… Read more »



Jay-Z Readies 40/40 Club

Jay-Z will open a new sports bar, 40/40 in New York City on May 28. The mogul’s sports bar pays homage to baseball’s rare 40/40 club, the few who have had 40 stolen bases and 40 home runs in one season. The only people that belong to the club so far are Jose Canseco, Alex… Read more »



Federal Jury Recommends Dre Pay

A federal jury has recommended Dr. Dre pay a British record label a $1.5 million dollar payday for illegally sampling a recording the record label owns.Minder Music claims that Dre illegally sampled Fatback’s 1980 song “Backstrokin,” on his 2001, which moved over 9 million units.U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall has yet to sign the… Read more »