Doug E. Fresh To Give Keynote Speech At ‘Planet Hip-Hop’

The New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will host Planet Hip-Hop 2, an international festival gathering Hip-Hop artists, speakers and members of the Newark community in nine events, including theater, music and spoken word. Planet Hip-Hop 2, which takes place tonight (November 11) through November 14, highlights artists who are involved in their communities through… Read more »



Fabolous Denies Involvement In Assault

Fabolous has responded to accusations from Philadelphia radio host Golden Girl, who charges that the rapper’s bodyguards physically assaulted her at an annual rap concert on Oct. 31. In a statement, Fabolous denied that he was party to any assault and also informed that he didn’t see it as reported. “In regards to the incident… Read more »



Rev Run To Turn 40 In Style

On Sunday November 14th, Reverend Run of Run-DMC will celebrate a milestone in his life, his 40th birthday. The retired rapper-turned Reverend said he will spend the entire day praising the lord. “It really is an important milestone. It’s my 40th, I’m excited because it falls on a Sunday. I can spend all day in… Read more »



Hip-Hop Good To Nelly And Country Star Tim McGraw

Hip-Hop star Nelly has helped country artist Tim McGraw to history, as McGraw has become the first country artist to hold the #1 position on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart. The duo’s collaboration, “Over and Over” also went from #7 to #1, tying Whitney Houston and Mariah Carey’s record for quickest ascent to #1. The… Read more »



Police Say Rap War Could Be Brewing In The Mid-West

Over a thousand fans, friends and family members of Andre “Mac Dre” Hicks gathered to bid the rapper farewell yesterday (November 9th) in California. The rapper’s music blared from vehicles of the Fairfield church the parking lot, while viewers looked at Mac Dre’s body, which was covered with a plastic shield to prevent people from… Read more »



50 Cent Pleads Not Guilty To Assault Charges

G-Unit rapper 50 Cent pleaded not guilty Monday (November 8) to assault charges following an alleged incident at a summer concert in Springfield, Massachusetts where three women were injured.50 Cent, born Curtis Jackson, reportedly jumped into the crowd at the concert after a spectator threw water at the Queens-bred rapper. A clerk magistrate determined probable… Read more »



U-God, Cuban Link Hook Up With Don King

New tracks by Wu-Tang Clan member U-God and Bronx bred rapper Cuban Link will be featured on a 30 minute preview show produced by Don King, in anticipation of a highly anticipated boxing card this weekend. King is promoting the card this weekend at Madison Square Garden in New York. WBA heavyweight champion John Ruiz… Read more »



Aceyalone, Zion-I Compete For MTV Exposure

Hip-Hop underground acts Aceyalone, a founding member of Freestyle Fellowship, and the spiritual Hip-Hop trio Zion-I will compete in "MTV2’s Dew Circuit Breakout," amongst 12 unknown bands battling in a weeklong tournament to gain valuable exposure. Zion-I will appear on "MTV2’s Dew Circuit Breakout," November 22 and Aceyalone on November 24, with MTV2 VJ Jim… Read more »



Murder Inc. Bookkeeper Busted For Money Laundering

Murder Inc. Bookkeeper Cynthia Brent was arrested and indicted Monday (November 8) on money laundering charges, as federal prosecutors continue their investigation into a connection between the rap label and drug dealers. Brent, 39, was charged with laundering over $1 million in drug money and arranging cash deposits to evade federal filing laws, officials said…. Read more »



Pioneers To Detail Plans For The Universal Federation For The Preservation Of Hip-Hop Culture

Hip-Hop pioneers Afrika Bambaataa, GrandMaster Caz, Kurtis Blow and others will announce the establishment of the Universal Federation for the Preservation of Hip-Hop Culture, a nonprofit organization invested in safeguarding Hip-Hop’s evolutionary history. According to the Federation’s Vice President Kenny “Yoda” Syder, also a member of the legendary Crash Crew, artists have consistently toured the… Read more »



St. Lunatic Murphy Lee Accused of DWI

Murphy Lee of Nelly’s St. Lunatics was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of drugs after police claim they stumbled on almost 35 grams of marijuana in the rapper’s Mercedes Benz, according to published reports. Police say they found the marijuana after stopping Lee, 22, for an expired license plate Oct. 31 on… Read more »