Madonna Sues Dr. Dre, Eve And Mary J. Blige

Legendary pop singer Madonna is reportedly suing R&B songstress Mary J. Blige, Aftermath producer Dr. Dre and rapper Eve for copyright infringement. A publishing company claims that Blige’s recent song "Not Today," featuring Eve and produced by Dre, too closely resembles Madonna’s classic 1983 hit "Holiday." According to court documents, the company alleges that parts… Read more »



50 Cent Wants The New Dodge, Discussing Interior Design With Louis Vuitton

Taking time to indulge in a little decadence before unleashing his Valentine’s Day Massacre, 50 Cent is planning to bedeck his palatial Connecticut mansion with Louis Vuitton fashions and has also requested the new Dodge Charger from DaimlerChrysler. 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, reportedly told the publisher of DUB magazine that he wanted to… Read more »



Turk Still In Jail, Release Rumors False

Contrary to rumors that Cash Money rapper Young Turk was recently released from prison, his camp has confirmed that the former Hot Boys member remains incarcerated. "Whether or not Turk is still in jail or not is starting to become [like] the speculation of Tupac still alive," Turk’s former publicist Phyllis Pollack of Def Press… Read more »



Tego Calderon Opposes P. Diddy’s Sean John Deal In Light Of Sweatshop Scandal

After largely contributing to the burgeoning buzz of the reggaeton movement over the past year, Latin star Tego Calderon recently vetoed P. Diddy’s offer to model for his Sean John Spring Collection, in light of the company’s alleged use of sweatshop labor in Central America. Under the conditions of the deal, Calderon was scheduled to… Read more »



Pitbull Talks Hip-Hop, Miami, Lil Jon

Miami rapper Pitbull hopes 2005 will be a banner year, having recently landed a new endorsment deal with Sean John, along side P. Diddy, Lil Wayne, TI and Lloyd. The bilingual rapper recently released a new single "Toma" featuring Lil Jon and spoke of his strong latin roots. "When I was starting out in Miami,… Read more »



Mixtape Awards Founder To Release Documentary

Justo Faison, founder of the annual Mixtape Awards, has set out to show the world the humble beginnings of the mixtape in his new documentary titled "Justo Presents: The Mixtape Documentary." Many mixtape DJ’s have been able to parlay their success on the tapes to record deals and full-length albums. Almost nine years and counting,… Read more »



Afroman Orders Cease-And-Desist Order Against Imposter

West coast rapper Afroman and his label have ordered a cease-and-desist against the San Jose, CA booking agency RS Entertainment and an individual named Dol Ré for performing and promoting himself as Afroman. Dol Ré has been impersonating Afroman, whose real name is Joseph Foreman, and identifying himself as the creator and performer of the… Read more »



Young Buck Pleads Not Guilty In Vibe Awards Incident

G-Unit rapper Young Buck pleaded not guilty Friday (Jan. 14) to an assault with a deadly weapon charge stemming from an incident at the Vibe Awards last November in Santa Monica, California. Buck, born David Darnell Brown, is accused of stabbing Los Angeles parolee Jimmy James Johnson after Johnson allegedly punched Aftermath Records head Dr…. Read more »



Nelly: “Chingy Has A Problem Being A Man”

Nelly has promptly responded to fellow St. Louis rapper Chingy’s dis record “We Got,” which is featured on In the song, Chingy also takes issue with his cross-town rival and former mentor Ludacris of Disturbing Tha Peace Records. A normally cheerful Chingy spews, “I heard that song, boy; it ain’t another, boy. Better keep… Read more »



Dead Ludacris/ T.I. Beef Lingers Online

Ludacris and T.I.’s much hyped beef has taken a curious turn into the Internet domain—literally. Visitors going to will be surprised to instead find a slick-looking T.I. dressed in a black pin stripe suit gracing their computer screens. That’s because the site is automatically forwarded to T.I.’s homepage, which takes the name of… Read more »