Jay-Z To Be Honored

IJay-Z will be honored along with Jive Records President Barry Weiss tomorrow, April 2. The two mogul’s will be honored by the Foundation For Ethnic Understanding at the home of songwriter Denise Rich. The award comes for promoting diversity in the workplace. The Foundation For Ethnic Understanding is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to… Read more »



Queen Latifah Named In $15 Million Dollar Lawsuit

Recent Academy Award nominee, Queen Latifah, is among named defendants in a copyright lawsuit seeking $15 million over the box office standout, “Bringing Down the House.” Marie Flaherty, a New York attorney, claims to have written a screenplay entitled “Amoral Dilemma,” whose plot is strikingly parallel to that of “Bringing Down the House.” In 1999,… Read more »



Outkast Drops Bombs On Tennis Court

Jennifer Capriati gave Outkast some shine before her match at the Nasdaq-100 Open. The tennis star played 1999’s "Bomb’s Over Baghdad," before her match. Capriati said that she played the song to show solidarity with troops fighting in Iraq. The song was reluctantly previewed by stadium court producer Bob Ruf. After Ruf previewed the song… Read more »



Eightball & MJG Sue Suave House, Koch

Eightball and MJG have filed a lawsuit against Tony Draper’s Suave House Inc. and Koch Entertainment, claiming upcoming releases are in violation of a settlement the group entered into with Suave House. According to the suit, the settlement was reached to resolve a dispute over master sound recordings that Eightball and MJG claimed non-payment of… Read more »



Snoop Sued Over Answering Machine Message

An answering machine message has gotten Snoop Dogg into trouble for the second time. According to court documents, the rapper is being sued by a man only known as "Joh Doe," in Los Angeles Superior Court. Doe, who resides in Compton, California, claims that Snoop used his voice unauthorized on "Pimp Slapp’d," which appears on… Read more »



Dame Dash Arrested, Son Brings Pot To School

Roc-A-Fella CEO Damon Dash was arrested yesterday on a warrant for "absconding with a subject child," after his son’s mother claimed he was taking the 11 year-old boy to live in California. The arrest comes amidst a custody battle between Dash and Linda Williams, the 11 year-old’s mother. On March 10, William’s claims that the… Read more »



Eazy E Passed 8 Years Ago Today, Krayzie Bone Comments

Today, March 26 1995 pioneering Compton, California rapper/executive Eazy E died from complications of AIDS just three weeks after being diagnosed. He was 31. Wright, who founded Ruthless Records’, is arguably one of the most influential figures in hip-hop history, helping to jumpstart "gangsta rap." Eazy was also one of the founders of N.W.A. "I… Read more »



De La Soul’s AOI 3 To Be Released Independently

De La Soul’s Maseo said that De La Soul’s third installment of the Artificial Intelligence series will be released independently, through his Bear Mountain Entertainment label. After splitting with Tommy Boy when the label folded, it was reported that the group had inked a four album deal with Elektra. "The group is not signed to… Read more »



Russell Simmons Launches New Pre-Paid Visa Card

Russell Simmons has launched UniRush Financial Services, a new joint venture between Simmons’ Rush Communications and Unifund Corporation, a leading leading buyer and seller of distressed debt and will launch the Rush Prepaid Visa Card. The new Rush Visa card will target people who don’t have checking accounts or relationships with traditional banking institutions. "Nearly… Read more »



D&D Selling Studio Equipment

D&D Studios will be selling off their studio equipment next week. Starting March 31, the sale will run until April 4. Speakers, mixing boards, turntables, plaques and more will be sold off during the five day sale. For an extensive item list, contact:l 718-388-8073 or email: On March 1, the studio that such producers… Read more »



Lyor Cohen And Def Jam Found Liable

On Friday (March 21), an 8 person jury in Manhattan federal court found Lyor Cohen, the Chairman of Island/Def Jam Music Group personally liable for fraud, willful copyright infringement, and wrongful interference with contract. The verdict stemmed from a lawsuit filed by TVT Records over an album by Cash Money Cliq. TVT claimed that Cohen… Read more »



Fabolous Arrested For Third Time

Fabolous was arrested for possession of a loaded semi-automatic firearm yesterday (March 24), according to police reports. This arrest marks the rapperÂ’s third altercation in 2003. Fabolous, born John Jackson, reportedly attempted to perform at New York Club Webster Hall last night when club bouncers found a gun on the entertainerÂ’s bodyguard during a routine… Read more »