Shaq Gets In Rap Battle With Skillz

The Los Angeles Lakers are embroiled in a highly competitive Championship Series against the Detroit Pistons, but that hasn’t stopped Shaq from engaging in a battle far more personal. The basketball juggernaut has turned his lyrical aggression to rapper Skillz even though he’s looking for yet another championship ring. Shaq went at the Virginia-bred rapper… Read more »



Wu-Tang To Give Rare Performance At Festival

All members of the Wu-Tang Clan will be unified on stage during a rare performance at Rock The Bells, a day long Hip-Hop festival taking place in San Bernardino, California. RZA, GZA, Ol’ Dirty Bastard, Method Man, Ghostface, Raekwon, Inspectah Deck, Masta Killa, U God and close affiliate Cappadona will treat enthusiastic fans to a… Read more »



Cornerstone Celebrates 60th Mixtape

The typical mixtape always says “for promotional use only,” but few DJ’s have monotized the genre like Cornerstone Promotions, a company that currently celebrates the release of its 60th Mixtape.Chris Atlas, Cornerstone’s VP of urban marketing and promotion, said thatthe nationally distributed mixtape is a platform to showcase DJ’s and celebrate Hip-Hop.“Number 60 is a… Read more »



New Trial For Beanie Sigel

Rapper Beanie Sigel celebrated a victory in his attempted-murder case in April, but the rapper has not escaped the clutches of the law yet. The Philadelphia district attorney’s office set a new trial yesterday at Common Pleas Court in a second attempt to convict Sigel for allegedly shooting a man outside of a West Philadelphia… Read more »



Dame Dash Snags Pro-Keds, Aiming At Ipod

Consummate businessman Dame Dash recently revealed that Roc-A-Fella has purchased Pro-Keds Sneaker Company, a footwear staple that was founded in 1949. The State Property shoe, which was promoted by Beanie Sigel, was produced by Pro-Keds and experienced moderate success. Details and terms of the purchase were not available at press time, but co-CEO Kareem "Biggs"… Read more »



Protests Mount For Dip Set’s Liquor

Hip-Hop’s entrepreneurial spirit and its morality have clashed again. This time, Minister Paul Scott has stepped forward to speak out against Diplomats Cam’ron and Jim Jones’ new liquor, Sizzurp Purple Punch. The minister heads the North Carolina-based Messianic Afrikan Nation and he was also a thorn in Nelly’s business side when the St. Lunatic jumpstarted… Read more »



MTV Turns To Hip-Hop For New Pilots

After successful ratings behind urban television staples such as Making the Band 2 and Pimp My Ride, MTV has announced pilots for two more Hip-Hop headed programs, according to published reports. Former P.Diddy manservant Farnsworth Bentley will serve as host and executive producer of "Borrow My Crew." The Gentleman of Bad Boy and his "glam… Read more »



P.E. Says ‘F**ck War’ With Moby

Public Enemy has teamed with Moby to record an anti-war song timed for release near this year’s summer Olympic games. The song, titled “MKLVFKWR” which is an acronym for “make love, f**k war,” features Chuck D. and Flavor Flav rapping about the current status of the world and in reaction to the war in Iraq…. Read more »



Rev Run Honored With Protégé Award

Reverend Run will be honored with the "Protégé of the Year" award during a ceremony honoring Dr. Reverend Frederick Eikerenkoetter, popularly known as Reverend Ike. On June 12, Bishop E. Bernard Jordan, founder of New York City’s Zoe Ministries will honor Reverend Ike with a lifetime award for his mentoring work. Jordan will also present… Read more »



Shyne Speaks From Jail

Former Bad Boy artist Shyne called in to New York radio station Hot 97 yesterday (June 4) from the Clinton Correctional Facility granting his first interview since being sentenced to prison in 2001 for his involvement in a 1999 club shooting. The incarcerated rapper told radio personality Angie Martinez he expects to be released from… Read more »



Diddy To Carry Olympic Torch

Sean "P.Diddy" Combs will be one of several people to carry the Olympic torch when it passes through New York City later this month. The torch is on its way to Athens, Greece, bound for the start of the summer Olympic Games. The torch will move through each of New York’s five boroughs, pass the… Read more »



Jacob The Jeweler Launches Dot Com

Jacob The Jeweler, long time provider of customized jewels to the Hip-Hop community, is taking his company online, offering his collection on the Internet. launched yesterday with a variety of earrings, rings, bracelet, accessories, customized diamond encrusted dog-tags, as well as Kanye West’s line of Jesus pendants. Jacob has designed jeweler for such celebrities… Read more »