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 »



Nas & Kelis Married In Atlanta

It’s official. Hip-hop’s golden son Nas and his proclaimed “wifey” Kelis have gotten married after a two-year engagement. The crazy-in-love hip-hop pair hitched Saturday (Jan. 8) in Atlanta, according to sources with The small ceremony consisted of only close friends and family, including Nas’ father Olu Dara, who appears on Nas’ latest song, “Bridging… Read more »



Will Smith Sells Real Estate Holding For $10.5 Million

Philadelphia-born actor and rapper Will Smith recently sold a property in his hometown where he planned to develop a hotel and shopping center. The city initially gave Smith the go-ahead to build a luxury hotel and retail complex on the vacant lot in Philadelphia’s historical Society Hill section several years ago, promising $9 million in… Read more »



50 Cent, Whoo Kid Prepare ‘Massacre’

Before unveiling his new album St Valentine’s Day Massacre to the public, 50 Cent recently collaborated with DJ Whoo Kid to compose a brand new mixtape entitled “2050: Before The Massacre.” The mixtape, which is scheduled to hit the circuit later this week will contain an exclusive collection of all new freestyles and will feature… Read more »



Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of The Word “Pimp”

Rappers from Snoop Dogg to 50 Cent and Nelly have used the word "pimp" in both its negative and positive subtexts in their rhymes, but controversy over "pimp" recently spilled into the courts, leading to a decision supporting the term’s usage. The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday (Jan. 4) in favor of… Read more »



Zulu Nation’s Seattle Chapter Planning First Hip-Hop Celebration

The Universal Zulu Nation’s Seattle Chapter is hosting their first ever anniversary celebration of Hip-Hop culture which will be held in Seattle, Washington , from February 17-20, 2005. Besides celebrating the chapter’s anniversary, they will honor Black history month and attempt to unite the elements of Hip-Hop culture (emceeing, deejaying, break dancing, visual art, and… Read more »



Pharrell Sues Reebok

Neptunes producer Pharrell Williams and his clothing company BBC are reportedly suing Reebok for $4 million in damages, alleging that the sports apparel giant violated a contract between the two parties. Pharrell’s clothing and footwear brand BBC (Billionaire Boys Club) filed a complaint in New York court Dec. 17, 2004, claiming that Reebok did not… Read more »



Andre 3000, Mark Walberg Star In John Singleton Flick

Adding yet another rapper to his catalog of co-stars, actor/former rapper Mark Wahlberg will star alongside OutKast’s Andre 3000 in a new action-drama film. The John Singleton-directed movie centers around four adopted brothers who seek to avenge their mother’s murder. "This cast is gonna kick ass," Singleton told "It’s a real man’s movie full… Read more »