50 Sued For Alleged Unpaid Medical Bills

50 Cent has been sued by a Queens doctor who claims that the multi-platinum artist shirked him on a medical bill in access of $32,000 after extensive surgery in May of 2000. In a lawsuit, filed in Manhattan’s State Supreme Court, Dr. Nader Paksima claims that the Shady Records rapper came to Jamaica Hospital after… Read more »



Juvenile Wins Federal Copyright Lawsuit

Juvenile emerged victorius in a federal copyright lawsuit stemming from his 1998 hit, "Back That Azz Up. Local disc jockey Jerome "DJ Jubilee" Temple, a special education teacher and his record label, Take Fo’ Records, claimed in the lawsuit that Juvenile used his song without permission. After a five day trial that saw both rappers… Read more »



The Lox’s D-Block Signs To Universal

The Lox’s D-Block Records has signed a production deal with Universal and expects member Sheek Louch’s solo album, Walk With Me, to be the first release from the union. The label expects to drop Sheek’s album midway in the summer time, citing a tentative date of July 29. After hitting the mixtapes and garnering street… Read more »



Suge Knight Hosts Mothers Day Celebration

On Sunday, May 11th, Suge Knight will serve as honorary host of Death Row’s annual Single Mother’s Day Brunch at The Regent Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. "For many reasons, a lot of women find themselves serving as both mother and father in raising their sons and daughters," Knight said, "Each and every… Read more »



Just Blaze Stays Busy, Working On 2 Labels

Just Blaze is staying busy, working on a variety of projects. The multi-platinum producer has two beats on Dr. Dre’s next album and he is also working on not one, but two record label deals. On working with Dr. Dre, the producer said he didn’t believe that he would actually be working with someone of… Read more »



Koch # 1 Independent Label

Billboard magazine has ranked Koch’s In The Paint imprint as the #1 independent R&B/Hip-Hop label, based on sales compiled by SoundScan over the past 12 months. Koch Entertainment landed 22 titles on the Billboard 200 albums chart, fueled by the hip-hop acts on both Koch Entertainment and In The Paint. "Our focus has always been… Read more »



West Coast Rappers Unite To “S.T.O.P.”

A variety of West coast rappers have recorded "S.T.O.P.," short for ‘Stop The Oppressive Politics.’ Daz, Everlast, Defari, J-Ro, Trey Dee, Soopafly, RBX, Dilated Peoples, W.C. Mac Minister and Light (BushBaybes), are featured on the Internet only release, produced by Fred Wreck. "We all had different views that were basically about the same thing," Wreck… Read more »



IRS Claims McGriff Ordered 50 Cent Shooting

An affidavit filed by the Internal Revenue Service in the United States Eastern District of New York alleges that Murder Inc. is secretly controlled by Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, the former head of a Queens, New York drug gang known as "Supreme Team," whom the IRS claims set 50 Cent up to be shot. IRS agent… Read more »



Busta Rhymes Formally Charged With Assault

Busta Rhymes was formally charged with assault in a Massachusetts court yesterday. Celine Giguere, 21, claims that Rhymes slammed her head into a table after she touched him on the chin during a Dec. 2002 performance at a local club. The complaint alleges that Rhymes then grabber her by her hair and said, "If you… Read more »



Clubs ‘Scared’ Of Bone Crusher

While Bone Crusher, Arista’s latest upstart, may not be scared of anything the rapper is alleging that clubs aren’t mirroring his sentiments. With “Never Scared,” the massive Atlanta rapper, who frequently take his shirt off in performances, makes entire clubs transform into urban mosh pits. But now, he charges, there has been a backlash. “This… Read more »



Eve In Negotiations To Star In New Flick

Rapper Eve is in negotiations to star opposite Kevin Bacon in "The Woodsman," an independent drama about pedophilia. The movie, which is being produced by Lee Daniels Entertainment- the company behind the Oscar award winning flick, "Monster’s Ball," focuses on a man who returns to his hometown after 12 years in prison. When he tries… Read more »



2nd Suspect In Freeky Zeeky Shooting Sought

Police identified a man with two outstanding warrants for a Brooklyn shooting and rape as a suspect yesterday in the shooting of rapper “Freaky Zeeky” and the murder of his bodyguard in Manhattan. The 32-year-old suspect, John Mingo, allegedly shot Freaky (a.k.a. Ezekiel Jiles) after he and suspected accomplice Chauncey Dillon ripped a $20,000 pendant… Read more »