LL Cool J Suing Owners Of Fubu

LL Cool J and Fubu are going to court. A lawsuit filed with the New York County Supreme Court by LL, born James Todd Smith, claims that the owners failed to adequately compensate him for endorsing the clothing line and helping sell hundreds of millions of dollars worth of clothes. Fubu was founded in 1992… Read more »



C-Murder Shoots Video In Jail, Angers Sheriff

C-Murder’s upcoming album and music video featuring scenes of the incarcerated rapper inside prison have reportedly irked a New Orleans, Louisiana sheriff. During his long hiatus from the rap industry, C-Murder, whose real name is Corey, Miller, has remained active, recording an album called The Truest S**t I Ever Said, his first since 2002. The… Read more »



Ice Cube In Talks To Star In Remake of 1948 Comedy

Ice Cube is in talks with Revolution Studios to star in the remake of the 1948 comedy “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House.” The original 1948 version featured legendary American actor Carey Grant and actress Myrna Loy, who both starred in the roles movie at the height of their acting careers. The original version was… Read more »



Philly DJ Sues Fabolous For $85 Million

DJ Golden Girl of Philadelphia’s Power 99 FM has sued rapper Fabolous and his entourage for allegedly assaulting her after the station’s annual Powerhouse concert in 2004. Golden Girl, whose real name Lisa Natson, is seeking $85 million in damages, alleging that she was picked up and slammed to the ground by Fabolous’ bodyguard in… Read more »



Hip-Hop Strong During All-Star Weekend

Although NBA All-Star Weekend in Denver was largely a setting for rock and country music, hip-hop and R&B artists also made their presence felt. The weekend’s events were kicked off Friday night with the McDonald’s All-Star Celebrity Game, where Nelly, DJ Clue and Jermaine Dupri suited up and proved that the rappers wanting to be… Read more »



Lil’ Kim’s Manager Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor Charge

Hillary Weston, long time business adviser for Queen Bee/Atlantic recording artist Lil’ Kim pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges, stemming from a federal investigation involving the infamous shooting outside New York City radio station Hot 97. Her lawyer, Michael Bachner, stated yesterday that Weston agreed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of passport fraud as… Read more »



Thailand To Introduce New Genre Of Hip-Hop To Youth

The Ministry of Culture in Bangkok, Thailand hopes to harness the power of Hip-Hop to encourage Thai youth to be more active in the Buddhist religion. According to The Vice Minister for Culture Weerasak Kowsurat, the government will organize a concert on February 23 that will introduce a new genre of rap called “Dhamma Rap.”… Read more »



XXL Spotlights West Coast Hip-Hop In March Issue

West Coast rappers the Game and Snoop Dogg appear together on the “West Coast Resurrection” March issue of XXL magazine, in celebration of the history and revival of West Coast rap. The Long Beach-raised Snoop Dogg and Compton-bred Game are often credited with bringing the West Coast back to recognition in hip-hop recently. On the… Read more »