Jae Millz Goes To Universal, Preps Album

For the last two years, Jae Millz has built-up a reputation for being one of the most sought-after New York battle rappers, but the 23-year-old rapper has signed with Universal Records in deal that will hopefully bring his dreams to life. Millz said the album in progress might not be the work that many are… Read more »



Lawyers For Rosa Parks, BMG, To Talk Settlement

Lawyers for Rosa Parks and representatives for BMG will finally come to the table in a settlement meeting scheduled to take place this month. According to Parks’ lawyer Gregory Reed, the settlement talks are aimed at ending a five-year-old dispute over Outkast’s hit song “Rosa Parks,” from their platinum 1998 album Aquemini. Parks sued Outkast’s… Read more »



Jermaine Dupri, Nelly Giving Back To Atlanta Children

Jermaine Dupri and Nelly will host “Atlanta’s Biggest Christmas Party,” tonight in Atlanta, Georgia. The event will take place at the Dunbar Recreation Center, where the celebrity rappers will hand out over 3,000 toys. “I feel that it’s a must we take care of our kids,” Dupri told “They see more bad stuff than… Read more »



Hip-Hop Dominating Emerging “Ringback” Business

Hip-Hop proved its popularity in the world of cell phones again, dominating the top-sellers on a new service being offered by T-Mobile called Caller Tunes. Caller Tunes is part of a new service being tested in the United States by major cell phone carriers. The “ringback” service allows customers to replace the ringing sounds callers… Read more »



Luda Bumps Jay-Z & Linkin Park

Ludacris has no problem going toe-to-toe with his new boss, Jay-Z – on the charts. Ludacris’ fourth album, Red Light District, sold an impressive 322,000 copies in its first week, bumping the newly appointed Def Jam president from the top slot on Billboard’s Top 200. After a week atop the charts, MTV Ultimate Mash-Ups Presents… Read more »



Fat Joe Gives To Bronx Grammar School

Rapper Fat Joe will get into the Christmas spirit next week and will give the gift of technology to the Bronx, New York grammar school that educated him. Fat Joe will donate 20 computers to PS 146 on December 21st. In addition to the computers, the rapper will donate money to refurnish and repaint the… Read more »



AHH Stray News: Styles P., Mos Def, Eminem, MC Eiht

Self-proclaimed gangster Styles P. of The Lox plans to exhibit a gentler, more conscious side by expanding his lyrical material for his upcoming sophomore album Time Is Money, the Yonkers-bred rapper announced. "This album, I didn’t want to be as street as I usually am," Styles told "Before, I was more wild. I’m trying… Read more »



Common Talks Aids Activism, Children’s Book, New Album

Chicago Rapper Common has expanded his horizons beyond Hip-Hop and has launched a new foundation, delved into AIDS activism and authored a children’s book. According to Common, being involved with the “Knowing is Beautiful” AIDS campaign being launched in conjunction with corporate giant Viacom, is very personal. “I had a family member that passed from… Read more »



AHH Stray News: Bubba Sparxxx, Def on Demand, Young Buck, Flavor Flav

Atlanta, Georgia rap duo Outkast have launched a new label and recently signed fellow Georgian rapper Bubba Sparxxx. Outkast’s Purple Label also inked a distribution deal with Virgin. Sparxxx, formerly on Interscope, first hit big with his 2001 single “Ugly” from his Timbaland produced major label debut Dark Days, Bright Nights, as well as 2003’s… Read more »



NYPD Boycotts Christmas Party At Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club

Members of the New York Police Department’s 13th Precinct have reportedly refused to attend a Christmas party tonight (Dec. 13) at Jay-Z’s 40/40 Club in New York, allegedly embittered over Jay’s previous accusations of racism. The precinct’s organizing committee agreed to hold the party at Jay’s Chelsea sports club, the New York Post reported, though… Read more »



Cam’ron Leaves Def Jam/ The Roc

Cam’ron, the Harlem-based rapper, has departed Island Def Jam after the sale of Roc-A-Fella Records was made final and Jay-Z was appointed president of the label. The rapper recently made the announcement on New York Radio revealing that LA Reid, the current head of Island Def Jam, granted the Diplomat Records CEO a release from… Read more »