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Lil Kim Finishing New Album

Lil Kim is putting the final touches on her latest album, titled Hollyhood.. She recently cut tracks with Timbaland, as well as group/production team Full Force. While members of the group wouldn’t reveal the name of the song, group member Bowlegged Lou was confident that Lil Kim’s fans will like the song. "I don’t even… Read more »

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Rappers Get The Holiday Spirit

Various rappers have the holiday spirit this year. DMX, Jay-Z and The Nappy Roots will all give back the their communities by offering performances, and actually serving food. The Nappy Roots are going to serve dinner to the homeless at the Wayside Christian Mission House in Louisville. After the dinner, they will give a free… Read more »

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Lox Rapper Styles P Begins Bid In Upstate New York

Lox member Styles P surrendered to authorities yesterday (Nov. 26), to start his 8 month bid at the Valhalla Correctional Facility in upstate New York. P is serving the time for stabbing a man in the buttocks. "Somebody got me aggravated [and] I did somethin’," Styles told AllHipHop.com. "Now I gotta pay the consequences and… Read more »

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Outkast’s Dre To Star With Morgan Freeman

Andre Benjamin, OutKast’s Andre 3000, will make his film debut with acclaimed actor Morgan Freeman in "Love Haters," set to be released in 2003 in association with Dre’s first solo project in March. Incidentally, the title track is "Love Hater." Dre’s character "Valentine" falls in love with a lower-class Caucasian girl and they encounter problems… Read more »

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Jay-Z To Retire After Next Album

With seven platinum-plus albums, his stakes in Roc-a-Fella Records and Rocawear clothing, producing films and a distribution deal with Armadale vodka, Jay-Z’s future looks brighter than ever. Sales for his combined interests in 2002 are projected at more than $300 million. And yet, amongst all this success, there is talk of retirement. "My next album… Read more »

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Security Bill Passes, Government Watching Rappers

Monday, Pres. Bush passed a controversial Home Land Security Bill that has many people, including rappers, concerned. The law passes after the federal government admitted they have been probing various rappers for almost a year. The bill combines 22 federal agencies, including the Secret Service, the Coast Guard, the Customs Service, the Federal Emergency Management… Read more »

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Rappers Get Down With Potato Chips

A variety of hip-hop artists have signed a deal with King’s Potato Chips to represent a variety of junk food aimed at the urban community. Lil’ Romeo, The Big Tymers, Mack 10, Mr. Cheeks, Ms. Toi, Bell Biv DeVoe, Master P and Warren G are some that have signed on to represent snacks like: Chumpies,… Read more »

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Jay-Z Gets The Holiday Spirit, Finishes Tour As Principal

On Thanksgiving Day, various Roc-a-Fella artists and Jay-Z will perform together in a benefit concert with proceeds going to the New York City Mission Society’s Team and Jay-Z’s own Scholarship Fund. The concert will take place at Hammerstein Ballroom at 10:00pm with multi-platinum selling Jay-Z headlining the show, with special guest appearances. New York City… Read more »

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Dr. Says Rap/Substance Abuse Linked

A Doctor in Australia claims that rap music plays a role in substance abuse in Aboriginal communities. Dr. Rob Parker, who is the acting director of psychiatry with Top End Mental Health, said that although data shows that Marijuana smoking eventually leads to depression, music was also among the factors. "I think there’s particular symbolism… Read more »

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Busta Rhymes Album Hits Stores Early

Busta Rhymes latest LP, "It Aint Safe No More," has arrived in stores several days earlier than the scheduled release date. The LP, which officially drops tomorrow (Nov. 26), has turned up in various stores across the country. "I have no idea [how they got it]," Busta told AllHipHop.com. "As long as they have it,… Read more »

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Cormega: Proud Father

Queensbridge rapper Cormega is the proud father of daughter, Kiory Dorothy McKay. Mega’s daughter was delivered November 20 at 8:09am. The baby girl is 7lbs, 1oz. In related Cormega news, Cormega appears in the first installment of the documentary, "Hip-Hop 101," which features well-known hip-hop artists, producers, deejays and executives, speaking on their accounts of… Read more »

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Main Source Reunion

Large Professor will reunite with Main Source member K-Cut for the first time in over nine years, when they take the stage Sunday December 22 at The Opera House in Toronto, Canada. Main Source debuted in 1991 with the classic Wild Pitch Records release, Breaking Atoms. The album launched the careers of Nas and Akinyele… Read more »

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DC Rapper Takes Home The Gold

Washington, DC based rapper Storm The Unpredictable won the Gold and Silver place awards in the Mid-Atlantic songwriters competition this past weekend. Storm’s song "Get Your Weight Up" won the gold and "Darker The Berry" won the silver. Since Storm took home the gold prize in the hip-hop/rap competition, the rapper moves on compete in… Read more »

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Kool Keith’s Crew Strong Arm Club

In a bizarre incident, rapper Kool Keith’s entourage, Tim Dog, Mark Live and Jacky Jasper fled a San Francisco nightclub on Wednesday (Nov. 20) with the club’s earnings. Kool Keith’s manager later returned the money and apologized. According to DaveyD.com, Kool Keith never showed up to a scheduled performance at Slims nightclub. After Keith’s crew… Read more »

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