50 Cent Not Welcome ‘In Da Club’

Despite being a chart-topping recording artist, 50 Cent’s music isn’t always welcomed “In Da Club.” Fearing an outbreak of fights ignited by the rapper’s songs, a Connecticut bar owner has banned 50 Cent from the play list during hip-hop nights at his establishment. "Anything too hardcore or an anthem-type song that pumps the crowd up… Read more »



Eve Relaunching Fetish Clothing Line

Eve will unleash and expand her Fetish clothing when the the Fall 2005 line debuts. Having teamed with Marc Ecko to re-launch the Fetish brand, Eve will introduce a new line of women’s sportswear, headwear, footwear and luggage. "It’s an ideal match working with Marc and his organization on the re-launch of Fetish," Eve said…. Read more »



Bang ‘Em Smurf Aligns With Suge Knight

The rumor mill worked overtime when reports circulated that Bang ‘Em Smurf and Domination (Silverback Guerillaz) were signing to Death Row Records. However, those reports have been somewhat misconstrued, according to the Smurf. “When they mean sign, I signed a distribution deal – not like an artist deal or nothin’. Gangta Flip Records signed through… Read more »



Rappers Win At First Arabian Music Awards

An Egyptian rap star said that Hip-Hop is becoming increasingly popular among youth in oppressive environments. In a Reuters report, Egyptian rapper Takki of MTM said "There are a lot of people doing Arab rap who didn’t feel before that they had much of a chance. " The article stated that youth in Arab countries… Read more »



Jermaine Dupri New Owner Of Vodka Company

Hip-Hop mogul Jermaine Dupri has become the co-owner of his own liquor brand, 3 Vodka, joining the growing legion of rappers that are expanding into the lucrative spirits business. Dupri became interested in the 3 Vodka Distilling Company after being amazed by its unique taste, as it is the only Vodka that is distilled from… Read more »



Pamela Anderson Gets Down With Hip-Hop

Model/actress Pamela Anderson will step into the world of Hip-Hop, as she plays host on West Coast producer Damizza’s latest mixtape. Anderson is featured on “Damizza Presents: The Baby Ree Mixtape Volume 2,” which features new material from DJ Quik, Butch Cassidy, Jadakiss, G-Unit, Roscoe, Conway and other artists. “With Pam hosting it and having… Read more »



Jay-Z, Rick James Honored By Ascap

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor Jay-Z and Rick James with the performance agency’s Golden Note Award during the 17th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Heritage Awards. The invitation-only awards dinner will take place June 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The event honors the top… Read more »



Marc Ecko To Release Video Game With Atari

Hip-Hop clothing designer Marc Ecko has entered into a joint venture with Atari and the union will produce a video game based on Hip-Hop and graffiti art. "Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure," will revolutionize the urban genre, according to Ecko. "This game will be genre defining. Revolutionary. We will put the flag in… Read more »



Reebok Pushes Up S.Carter Sneak Release Date

Reebok and Jay-Z have paired up again for the second installment of the S.Carter Collection by RBK, which will feature the S.Carter II and the S.Carter Tennis, the sneaker giant announced yesterday. After a successful launch of the signature shoe last year, it was an easy decision for Reebok to partner with the retiring rapper… Read more »