Big Tigger Moving Out Of Rap City

Big Tigger’s "Rap City: The Bassment," Hip-Hop’s longest running national TV show, will air the last episode featuring Tigger on Monday (Jan. 17) on BET. "I am sad to see The Bassment end. It was and has been a pleasure to bring hip hop into homes around the world for the past 5 years," Tigger… Read more »



Willie D. Talks Geto Boys Reunion

According to Geto Boys founding member Willie D., the group has changed the name of their reunion album from War and Peace to The Foundation. The trio helped put Houston, Texas on the Hip-Hop map, with legendary albums such as We Can’t Be Stopped and The Resurrection, along with classic releases from each member of… Read more »



AHH Stray News: Kid Rock, DJ Pooh, Wyclef, ‘Be Cool’

Kid Rock has been removed from the inauguration festivities of United States President George W. Bush, after public outcry over the rock/rapper’s lyrics. The concert is being hosted on Tuesday (Jan. 18th) by Bush’s twin daughters Barbara and Jenna. Organizations such as the Campaign for Children and Families and the American Family Association spoke out… Read more »



Foxy Brown Goes Home To Def Jam

After an emotional departure from The Island Def Jam Music Group in 2002 and a failed venture with Sean Combs’ Bad Boy label, Foxy Brown re-signs to Def Jam as one of Jay-Z’s initial executive moves as president of the label. Before leaving, Foxy recorded a enormous amount of songs for Def Jam which was… Read more »



D’Angelo Hit With Drunk Driving/Drug Charges

Multi-platinum R&B artist D’Angelo was charged with drunk driving and possession of a controlled substance during a routine traffic stop last night (January 11) in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. According to police reports the signer, who was birthed as Michael Eugene Archer, was stopped and upon searching Archer’s vehicle, Chesterfield Police Capt. Karl Leonard… Read more »



Talib Kweli Featured In New Video Game

Lyricist Talib Kweli is on board to play the voice of Trane, the lead character in Atari’s new video game, "Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure," Atari, Inc. announced yesterday (Jan. 11). An urban revolutionary, Trane is an outcast and rebel who wishes to prove his credibility in the tyrannical city of New Radius…. Read more »



QD3 DVD Explores Origins Of ‘The MC’

Quincy Jones III (QD3) is releasing his fifth Hip-Hop documentary, “The MC: Why We Do It,” next month. The 80-minute DVD focuses on the transformation of rap from it’s earliest days and is part of a 12-part documentary series that Jones’ production company QD3 Entertainment is producing. The DVD is narrated by Mekki Phifer and… Read more »



Andre Harrell Producing HBO Drama On Hip-Hop

HBO is joining creative forces with film feature writer Michael Elliot ("Like Mike") and hip-hop veteran Andre Harrell to produce a one-hour drama series about the fast-paced life of a rap mogul. "Fabulous," currently in developmental stages, tracks the life of a multimillionaire and his close friends into the seedy world of hip-hop and business…. Read more »



Twista’s Speedknot Mobstaz Return To Hardcore

Coming off the success of his sophomore album Kamikaze, Chicago rapper Twista is now ready to re-introduce his hometown rap crew Speedknot Mobstaz. And he’s vowing that his squad will break barriers in the next year. "We are coming with nothing but hardcore raw Chicago rhymes that have never been projected in history," Twista told… Read more »



Motown Signs Q-Tip

Q-Tip, lead rapper for A Tribe Called Quest, has signed a deal with Motown Records and has already started recording a new album. According to Billboard, the rapper was previously signed to DreamWorks, but plans for an album were scrapped. DreamWorks Records was sold to Universal Music Group for around $100 million in 2003. His… Read more »



AHH Stray News: Hammer, Raphael Saadiq, Seal, Donald Goines

Rapper MC Hammer officiated at the wedding of Motley Crue member Vince Neil yesterday (January 9th). According to reports, Neil, 43, struck up a friendship with the multi-platinum rapper while they filmed the reality television show “The Surreal Life” in 2002. Neil married his girlfriend Lia Gerardini in Las Vegas, Nevada. Producer/singer/songwriter Raphael Saadiq is… Read more »