Common, Kanye Host Chicago Hip-Hop Summit

The Chicago Hip-Hop Summit took place Saturday (March 27) at the University of Illinois at Chicago Pavilion.Kanye West and Common hosted the event and Twista, Shawnna, Layzie Bone, Crooked I and others took part in a variety of discussions, ranging from police brutality, the surveillance of rap artists, the HIV/AIDS epidemic and other issues.”This was… Read more »



Dre Dumps Detox

What was speculated for months in AllHipHop’s rumor section has now become confirmed reality – Dr. Dre has abandoned his highly anticipated album Detox. Instead of rhyming on the mic, the pioneering artist will stay behind the boards and produce for his stable of artists. And, he explained his relief and reasoning in the new… Read more »



Delaware Students Serve As Rap Ambassadors Overseas

At one time, Bassline Entertainment was just a loose collective of children who spent their lunchtime banging on tables and freestyling rap lyrics. Now, however, the 10-person group (six boys, four girls) is spending a week in England serving as hip-hop ambassadors. At the invitation of a university in Sheffield, Bassline, which formed at Talley… Read more »



Diddy The Revolutionary?

On Friday, CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer had a candid interview with Sean “P.Diddy” Combs where the rap entrepreneur suggested that his recent wave of philanthropic work might lead him to being a revolutionary for African American/Civil Rights causes.  After being queried if he wanted to enter the world of politics, Diddy said, “There’s a lot… Read more »



Lil Scrappy Files $250 Million Dollar Lawsuit Against Orlando Police

Darryl "Lil Scrappy" Richardson has filed a $250 million dollar lawsuit against the Orlando, Florida police department, manager Tommy "Serious" Phillips confirmed with The lawsuit stems from the treatment that Scrappy and Phillips received after a concert at a local high school turned into chaos. The lawsuit names the Orlando Police Department and the… Read more »



Marriage In Jermaine Dupri’s Future

Jermaine Dupri announced that he intends to marry his love interest, Janet Jackson. The hip-hop mogul declared his love for Jackson on Ryan Seacrest’s syndicated Los Angeles radio show. "I want to marry her. I’m not going to mess this up. I would like to be with her forever," Dupri said. When the two take… Read more »



Twista Dumped From Alabama Music Festival Due To Lyrics

Twista was dropped from an Alabama music festival, after city officials threatened to withhold $200,000 from the event if the rapper performed. Five commissioners in Jefferson County agreed yesterday (March 25) that they would not provide public money for the City Stages festival that is scheduled to take place during Fathers Day weekend in June… Read more »



AllHipHop’s Social Lounge Takes Off’s first Social Lounge kicked off at S.O.B.’s in New York City last night.A panel of Hip-Hop industry professionals took part in a discussion of issues that are relevant to the Hip-Hop community.Early in the show, DJ Lazy K, CEO of the Murda Mamis, spun hit records that got the adrenalin pumping for the panelists.Rapper… Read more »



Wyclef Shooting Video To Support Haiti

Wyclef Jean will team with Buju Banton, Scarface and Haitian group T-Vice to shoot a video in Miami, showing support for Haiti and the entire Caribbean. The video for "Next Generation" and "Party By the Sea" will be shot in the Little Haiti section of Miami and will produce a realistic depiction of Caribbean islanders…. Read more »



Eminem’s Ex-Wife Sent To Jail

Eminem’s ex-wife is back in jail, after she dropped out of a court-ordered drug treatment program, official allege. Kim Mathers was released from jail on March 1 and ordered to attend the drug program after she was convicted of using cocaine, while on probation. She was ordered to serve 30 days in county jail and… Read more »



Music Industry Continues Consolidation

BMG North America cut over 150 jobs yesterday in an attempt to increase profitability and reduce redundancies within its U.S. labels. Under the new structure, LaFace Records and So So Def Records will be relocated within the newly formed Zomba Label Group, Clive Davis announced yesterday. "This new structure underscores our deep commitment to preserving… Read more »