States To Sue Over Tobacco Giant

Over 24 states in America aim to sue tobacco giant Brown & Williamson over a marketing campaign that leaned heavily on Hip-Hop to market cigarettes and allegedly targeted youth under the legal smoking age of 18.New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer sent a letter to Brown & Williamson revealing that the states intended to sue… Read more »



Rappers Submit Work For Inspirational Book

Rappers David Banner, Slick Rick and Ras Kass are among the celebrities that are entering their works for the sequel to the best-selling book “The Right Words at The Right Time.” Simon and Schuster and author Marlo Thomas, creators of the inspirational book, are seeking submissions for the follow-up to the original New York Times… Read more »



Andre 3000 Negotiating Series With Cartoon Network

Andre 3000 of Outkast is negotiating with the Cartoon Network to develop his own project for the cable channel. The rapper is developing an untitled half-hour cartoon that may be featured on Cartoon Network’s "Adult Swim" program, a more mature evening telecast. The eccentric rapper’s own life is reportedly the inspiration for the cartoon and… Read more »



50 Cent Performance Turns Into Chaos

A concert in Springfield, Massachusetts featuring 50 Cent Saturday morning spiraled out of control, according to local news reports.After a performance at the Hippodrome, a large disturbance broke out, resulting in the arrest of two patrons.Reports said 50 Cent jumped from the stage and started fighting with two people after someone in the crowd threw… Read more »



DMX, Loon, Clipse Headline Dub SuperSeries 2004

Popular automotive lifestyle magazine Dub will present the Dub SuperSeries 2004 tour, which kicks off in Los Angeles on May 22nd. Rapper’s Loon, DMX and The Clipse will headlining the show, which is taking place at the Los Angeles Convention center and will showcase tricked out vehicles from various celebrities. Los Angeles car show registrations… Read more »



Dame Dash And Posh Spice Call It Quits

Dame Dash and Victoria "Posh" Beckham have ended their hyped up collaboration, due to Beckham’s manager’s concern about her ailing career. Dash stripped Beckham’s voice off of the tracks he produced for the album and is seeking a new singer to record over them. "I want people to hear the album but it will be… Read more »



Analog Brother Marc Live Drops Debut

Marc Live, member of the Analog Brothers with Kool Keith and Ice-T, has released his debut album, Validation: Episode Two – Attack of the Grunge on Junkadelic Records.”It’s just me breaking down where I’ve been and where I’ve gravitated to. It talks about my veteranism and me being in Hip-Hop for ten, twelve years,” Marc… Read more »



Kay Slay Launches Street Sweepers Entertainment

Drama King DJ Kay Slay has started his trek to the budding world of hip-hop moguls with Street Sweepers Entertainment. And to get things going in force, he’s signed Papoose as his first young gun to jumpstart his arsenal. Many remember Papoose from his days with the Kool G Rap, as he was featured on… Read more »



Upstart Hip-Hop Magazine Aims For Takeover

While The Source and XXL continue to battle for Hip-Hop magazine supremacy as if they were Jay-Z and Nas, an upstart Brooklyn-based publication is positioning itself to steal the show like 50 Cent. In just over a year, The Ave Magazine has cultivated an underground following with its mix of entertainment, news, and social commentary…. Read more »



Man Fired Over Missy Elliot Concert Debacle

The manager of the Fargodome in Fargo, North Dakota was fired from his position after he advanced $90,000 to a promoter for a Missy Elliot concert that never happened. Fargo officials said that Paul Johnson, who managed the Fargodome for over nine years, felt pressure to book big name acts at the dome and used… Read more »