Sam Goody’s, Tower Records Team Up With “Pimp Juice”

Nelly has partnered with national chains Sam Goody’s and Tower Records to sell and promote his controversial “Pimp Juice” energy drink.In addition to selling the “Pimp Juice” brand, the chains will also promote and sell Nelly’s new remix album, Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention), in stores across the United States.Taking advantage of a slot on… Read more »



Sears Gets Down With “Hip-Hop Inspired” Clothing

Retailing giant Sears is hoping to cash in on the popularity of “hip-hop inspired” clothing, with the launch of 50 “urban” shops located inside of the stores.Selected Sears department stores in Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, Chicago, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington D.C. will carry the clothing lines in premium store… Read more »



The Source To Hold Press Conference Surrounding Alleged Eminem Tape

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"The Source Magazine will hold a press conference today, unveiling what they allege is an audio track recorded by Eminem which according to a press release, contains "racial slurs about black women and black people in general."Source founder Dave Mays and Raymond “Benzino” Scott will play the recording from start to… Read more »



$50 Million Dollar Piracy Ring Smashed

Atlanta, Georiga police with the help of federal agents, broke up what they called one of the largest CD piracy rings in the country. Police believe the organziation pirated copyrighted material with a market value of over $50 million dollars. The ring was allegedly operated by a Lawrenceville, Georgia man named Khalid "DJ Rock" Satary… Read more »



50 Cent Leads AMA Winners

50 Cent and Luther Vandross led the American Music Awards last night, each taking home two honors. Rappers Missy Elliot, Lil Jon and Kid Rock also snagged awards, which took place last night at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. 50 Cent, who was a no show, won two awards for Best Male Rap Artist and Best… Read more »



Signed Jay-Z Albums Up For Auction

Universal & Ebay have put 100 signed copies of Jay-Z’s The Black Album up for auction. One copy contains tickets to Jay-Z’s sold out benefit concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The performance will benefit Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund and Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. To bid on the auction,… Read more »



Hip-Hop Summit Action Network To Honor Diddy, Jigga & Tommy Hilfiger

Russell Simmons’ non-profit Hip-Hop Summit Action Network will host the First Annual Action Awards benefit and dinner, which will take place November 18 in New York City.Clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger, moguls Sean “P.Diddy” Combs and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Pepsi-Cola North American President, Dawn Hudson will all be awarded for their roles in community activism… Read more »



No Truth To Dirt McGirt Rumors

Rumors circulating on the internet about the arrest of Dirt McGirt, formerly known as Ol’ Dirty Bastard, are not true, according to Dirty’s manager Jarred Weisfeld. It was reported that Dirt, who was released from jail and signed a deal with Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records, violated the terms of his probation when he was caught with… Read more »



Scipio Sweeps Showcase

Rapper Scipio, who hails from Los Angeles, California, swept a hip-hop talent showcase last week at the Showtime/Interscope Records premiere party for the pay cable channel’s network, "The Next Episode." Scipio took home the trophy for best unsigned artist. “Phones are goin crazy over here," Scipio said. “I just have to play my cards right… Read more »



Diddy To Hand Over $1 Million

Sean "P.Diddy" Combs is heading to City Hall in Manhattan today to give Mayor Bloomberg half of the $ 2 million dollars he raised for charity, by running the 2003 New York Marathon. Combs will present the Mayor with a $1 million dollar check, which he plegded to donate to the New York City public… Read more »