Source Gets $17 Million Dollar Cash Infusion

Source Enterprises, which publishes The Source Magazine as well as produces a variety of television shows, secured a $17 million cash infusion from Black Enterprise/Greenwich Street Corporate Growth Partners, which is sponsored by Citibank and Black Enterprise head, Earl Graves. The money will be used to launch a variety of new publications being developed by… Read more »



Sticky Fingaz Keeps Acting

Onyx member Sticky Fingaz has joined the cast of “Empire,” a series being developed by HBO. “Empire,” focuses on two brothers who own a “hip-hop entertainment empire,” and shows their rise in the business and the struggles they encounter. The series is created and directed by Sofia Coppola, daughter of famed producer/director Francis Ford Coppola.



Comedian Jamie Kennedy Does Hip-hop

Jamie Kennedy , the star of WB’s “JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment,” is bringing his wannabe rapper character, Brad Gluckman to the big screen. “Suckaz,” will star Kennedy as the wannabe rapper from Malibu who thinks he is from the ghetto, until he finds out what it’s like. “I’ve always been a huge fan of… Read more »



Master P Stalker Arrested

A man , described by Master P as a “stalker,” was arrested in Los Angeles on April 17 and charged with trespassing and criminal threats. According to P’s publicist, the man Antwan Baker, threatened P while he visited his attorney in LA. P said Baker began speaking incoherently and told him that he changed his… Read more »



Executive Beef?

According to sources, bad blood may be flowing between Sean “P.Diddy” Combs and the Chairman of Island Music, Lyor Cohen. It seems the problems started when Cohen signed one of Bad Boy’s biggest act’s, 112 to Island/Def Jam. The signing, which Puff referred to as “a betrayal,” seems to have been the first in what… Read more »



High Times Makes Great Music

From Redman to Cypress Hill and many artists in between, rap music and marijuana have always been close friends and now High Times magazine makes huge the leap into hip-hop music. With THC (The Hip-Hop Collection) Vol.1, the magazine harnesses the power of the plant and its 500, 000 readers to assemble some of the… Read more »



Mystik Journeymen Prepare 4th Album

Mystik Journeymen, who have just come off a 55 city tour with Tha Liks, are preparing to drop their fourth album, Magic, on Outhouse/Revenge Entertainment. Corey Johnson aka Sunspot Jonz and Tommy Woolfolk AKA PSC aim to inspire people to pursue their dreams on this album. The album reflects their personal struggle and the politics… Read more »



Nate Dogg Arrested On Drugs, Weapons Charges

Nate Dogg was booked Friday in Arizona on felony charges of possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a stolen firearm. He was also charged with misconduct involving weapons while committing a felony. Nate’s tour bus was stopped for traveling 85 mph in a 75 mph zone according to Arizona authorities. Authorities smelled marijuana when the… Read more »



Man Arrested In Murder Of III Grand Member

A man suspected of murdering a member of III Grand turned himself in last week, according to Arizona law enforcement officials. Christopher Michael Martinez, 21, was booked on one count of second degree murder. According to police, he shot and killed Zachary Zazueta after a dispute with another man in the party. Police say that… Read more »



Swollen Members Win Juno Award

Vancouver, Canada based hip-hop group Swollen Members‘ won Canada’s equivalent of a Grammy for their second album, Bad Dreams on Sunday April 14th. The album, which is certified gold in Canada, took home the award for Best Rap Recording, edging out Solitair’s Easy To Slip, Ghetto Concept’s Still Too Much, Jeleestone’s Jeleestone 13 and Kardinal… Read more »



Cornel West Dumps Harvard, Others May Follow

Black studies Professor Cornel West announced on Friday that he was leaving Harvard University to return to Princeton, after a dispute with the President of the university over diversity angered several of Harvard’s prominent African-American Professors. West will return to Princeton as Professor Of Religion. "I am excited to return to the greatest center for… Read more »



DJ Quik Album Pushed Back

DJ Quik‘s 6th solo album, Under Tha Influence, has been pushed back to a June 4th release date. The album was delayed so that Quik and Dr. Dre could go back into a studio in Los Angeles to work on two last minute additions for the album. Under Tha Influence is being regarded as one… Read more »



Will Smith To Develop Hotel

Will Smith‘s real estate company, Treyball Developments, is in the final stages of a plan to build a minority owned 500 room hotel in Broward County, FL. Treyball took the project after the county cut ties with the previous developer. In related news, Smith’s company Overbrooke secured rights to remake Bill Cosby & Sidney Poitier’s… Read more »



Russell Simmons To Participate In Urban Campfire

Russell Simmons, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Minister Benjamin Muhammad, Darien Dash (Dame’s brother) and others will be appearing at Urban Campfire for a post 9/11 dialogue with young adults at York College Performing Arts Theater tomorrow (April 13th). The gathering is design to create dialogue with young adults to discuss the issues in their lives… Read more »