Chuck D. To Be Featured On File Sharing Special

Rapper Chuck D. will be featured on a two hour cable television special, "Music Wars: Open Mike," that will engage industry experts on the question of file sharing. The special, which will run on TechTV, will also feature questions from a live audience as well as phoned in questions about the controversial issue. "The issue… Read more »



Death Row Records Danny Boy LP This Fall

While continuing to fuel sales of last year’s Dysfunktional Family Soundtrack, Death Row Records recording artist Danny Boy is hard at work on his debut album which finds the neo-soulman partying, analyzing his life’s missteps and dealing with relationships. The R&B crooner said he is pleased with the album thus far and stated the new… Read more »



Mystikal Wins Lawsuit

A court in New Orleans ruled that Mystikal did not break copyright laws, after he used two Cajun sayings on his hit song, "Shake Ya Ass." Mystikal and Jive were the subjects of a lawsuit brought on by Emanation Inc., who claimed they owned the copyrights to the sayings "We gon pass a good time,… Read more »



Prosecutors Seek To Videotape Witnesses In Sigel Case

Prosecutors are seeking to videotape witnesses in regards to Beanie Sigel’s assault trial, for fear that they might not show up for his attempted murder trial. Philadelphia Assistant District Attorney Deborah Robinson requested a judge grant a "preservation of testimony" hearing, which would provide the court with videotaped testimony in case any of the witnesses… Read more »



Yukmouth Shoots Video, Hits The Road

Rapper Yukmouth is set to hit the road on a promotional tour to support his latest Rap-A-Lot album, Godzilla. The Oakland, California bred MC recently shot a video for the first single off the album, "Nothin’ 2 A Bo$$." "The video basically follows the lyrics to the song," Yukmouth told "Riding around, rim shopping,… Read more »



KRS One & Mad Lion Form Double Trouble

Veteran rapper KRS-One and reggae artist Mad Lion have joined forces and created a new group, Double Trouble. "They have worked together on this project for almost a year, writing and creating," KRS’ publicist Will Banister told KRS, who was traveling, could not be reached for comment. Banister said that the two have recorded… Read more »



Ludacris Surprises ATL Students

Incoming freshman of Clark University received a raucous welcome to the A-T-L courtesy of Ludacris and Jermaine Dupri, who performed their hit song, “Welcome to Atlanta,” for a surprised crowd of students attending an orientation session on Monday night. The performance was apart of MTV’s new show “Jammed,” which will air in September. Clark University… Read more »



Irv Gotti To Enter Drug-Diversion Program

Lawyers for Irv Gotti will enter a plea on his behalf on August 25 and the CEO of Murder Inc. will enter a drug-diversion program in Oakland, California. Because he has no criminal record, Gotti is eligible for the drug-diversion program. He must complete the program to have drug related charges dismissed. Gotti was arrested… Read more »



Russell Simmons Calls For Boycott Of KFC

Russell Simmons has joined with People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and is calling for a boycott of Kentucky Fried Chicken. Simmons was featured in a full page advertisement in The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Kentucky, where KFC is headquartered. Simmons would not comment on the issue with, saying "I am not a… Read more »