Outkast Gets Sued Over “Ms. Jackson”

Outkast is at the center of another lawsuit. A Florida woman claims she was the real person that penned their 2001 hit “Ms. Jackson” and has filed a lawsuit to legally address her grievance. Jacqueline Jackson also claims that she was the person rapped about in the hit song, which addresses the plight of the… Read more »



Gunfire At Nas Concert Halts Show

A UK show by Nas was halted by gunfire when someone fired a gun during a concert the rapper was holding inside Brixton Academy. The shooting occurred 25 minutes into the rapper’s performance, prompting a scramble for the doors. Sources with Nas said the rapper was not harmed during the incident, which allegedly took police… Read more »



Motown Releasing Remix CD Of Classics

A variety of Hip-Hop artists will help re-introduce Motown’s “Sound of Young America” to a new Hip-Hop audience via a compilation, Motown Remixed. Some of Hip-Hop most well respected producers took part in the remix project for the legendary label that boasted such talent as The Temptations, The Supremes, Jackson 5, The Commodores, Rick James… Read more »



Sharpton To Buy Stock At Record Labels

The Rev. Al Sharpton intends to adopt a different philosophy in his crusade against violent Hip-Hop music. The career activist told the New York Daily News that he intends to purchase stock in some of the labels that release the music. He said that his standing as a shareholder will increase his presence and influence… Read more »



Lil’ Kim Records Music; Braces For Jail

Tupac did it. Beanie Sigel did it. Shyne did it. And, Lil’Kim is doing it. Despite a conviction on perjury charges, Lil’ Kim has starting to record songs, apparently bracing for a stay in prison. “She is actively in the studio recording,” publicist Ronn Torossian told the New York Post. Torossian said that Kim would… Read more »



JT The Bigga Figga Preps Another Game Album

Following the burgeoning hype obtained from The Game’s release, Untold Story, and the platinum success from his G-Unit/Aftermath debut, The Documentary, Get Low Records CEO JT The Bigga Figga recently announced that he will release a new album from The Game titled West Coast Resurrection. The disc, like Untold Story will feature unreleased material the… Read more »



AHH Stray News: Puffy, Apl de Ap, Will Smith, Us3

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs will produce 150 custom luxury Lincoln Navigators at the cost of at least $100,000 according to reports. In line with Combs’ Hip-Hop flair, the Navigators will come with six television screens, Playstation 2, a DVD player, satellite navigation and other custom features. The vehicles will be sold through internet auction site… Read more »



Lauryn Hill And Wyclef Reunite In Malaysia

Ex-Fugees Lauryn Hill and Wyclef Jean roused appetites for a Fugees reunion yet again when the duo reunited onstage at a charity concert Friday (March 18) for victims of the South Asian tsunamis. About 15,000 people attended the seven-hour concert at Stadium Putra in Malaysia, the Associated Press reported. "This is history in the making,"… Read more »



Irv Gotti Wants To Split Murder And Racketeering Charges

Today in court, lawyers for Irv Gotti requested to separate the Murder Inc. head’s federal money laundering case from the murder and racketeering charges of other defendants, including drug kingpin Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff. Brooklyn federal judge Edward Korman permitted defense attorney Gerald Lefcourt to ask for Irv Gotti’s case to be disconnected from McGriff, who… Read more »



Eminem Withdraws Source Suit

Eminem and The Source magazine may have come to the end of their legal crusade against each other. Earlier in the week, the Detroit rapper withdrew a copyright infringement suit from a Manhattan Federal Court, but a judge wouldn’t formally rule on the case until Monday. If the suit is withdrawn, the magazine would be… Read more »



Jay-Z Associate A Fugitive?

Tyran “Ty Ty” Smith, an associate of Jay-Z, may be considered a fugitive from the law after he missed a court date in Dec. to answer to misdemeanor charges that he pepper-sprayed R.Kelly. According to Page Six, the new allegations claim that Smith is attempting to avoid a compromising position in a future civil case…. Read more »



Lil’ Kim Found Guilty

Rapper Lil Kim was convicted of perjury today when jurors revealed their verdict in a Manhattan court. The Brooklyn native was declared guilty of lying to a federal grand jury investigating a 2001 shooting outside of Hot 97, a popular New York radio station. The 30-year-old was acquitted of obstruction charges, but was also found… Read more »