Outkast Jumps Into ‘Adult Toys’

Hip-hop entrepreneurship might have just gotten too big for its britches, among other things. As their album, Speakerboxxx/ The Love Below, is expected to easily top the charts, Outkast plans to start a line of adult toys. Whether the duo of Andre and Big Boi are serious truly remains to be seen, but the pair… Read more »



Trick Daddy Catches Drug Charge

Trick Daddy was arrested Wednesday (Sept. 24) and charged with felony possession of cocaine and a misdemeanor charge for marijuana, according to published reports. While he has had a host of criminal cases in the past, Trick Daddy (real name Maurice Young) maintained his innocence through his lawyer. “He’s very upset that he’s being accused… Read more »



Ludacris Blasts Pepsi And O’Reilly

In the past, Def Jam’s Ludacris hasn’t said much regarding Bill O’Reilly’s aggressive push to get the rapper removed from the from a Pepsi ad campaign last year. That silence has changed with his latest album, Chicken & Beer. O’Reilly’s rants prompted executives to dump Ludacris, but the rapper might have the last laugh. On… Read more »



Chingy Plots Clothing Line

Disturbing Tha Peace neophyte Chingy is already getting it poppin’ in the music industry even though he’s only one album in the game. He told that he and the rest of the crew have big plans in the upcoming months. Chingy said, “[There] might be a Disturbing Tha Peace tour in progress, and I’m… Read more »



Jean Grae Preps “Bootleg” EP

Jean Grae is set to drop her debut album on Babygrande Records/Orchestral Entertainment. The Bootleg of the Bootleg EP is Grae’s second release, since her critically acclaimed debut LP Attack of the Attacking Things. Grae’s first single from the EP is "Hater’s Anthem," which features Cannibal Ox, whom Grae is touring with. Grae is recording… Read more »



dead prez, Others, On ACLU’s College Freedom Tour

Dead prez, Welfare Poets, DJ Revolution, Art Start Project Immortal technique and Tahir are on the road with the no admission American Civil Liberties Union’s College Freedom tour. The tour is aimed at educating college students about the climate of the United States after the September 11 terror attacks on the United States. "While the… Read more »



50 Cent’s “P.I.M.P.” Banned

50 Cent was forced to re-shoot an X-rated version of his video "P.I.M.P." in the United Kingdom, because several television stations, including MTV, deemed it too explicit. MTV, Top Of The Pops and CD:UK refused to air the video, which features topless women and features 50 provocatively grabbing a woman from behind. The video was… Read more »



Exclusive: Diddy Speaks On Business Moves

Sean "P.Diddy" Combs is closing a deal to move his various businesses under one roof and is leasing a 52,000 square foot office building and five floors in New York’s Times Square. "I had five offices all around the city. To have them under one roof is a dream come true," Diddy told "It’s… Read more »



Paris’ “Sonic Jihad” Sells Out Online, Hits Stores Today

Paris’ latest album, Sonic Jihad, has finally hit stores, after selling out on the rapper’s website, "People seem to be hungry for more than what they’re used to getting from their entertainment — especially hip-hop — and are growing tired of the scene," Paris told The album features such other out spoken rappers… Read more »



Witnesses Claim C-Murder Was Triggerman

More witnesses have come forward and fingered rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller as the triggerman who fatally shot and killed a 16-year old in a Jefferson Parish, Louisiana nightclub. Two witnesses, one a security guard for the club, testified that they both saw Miller and friends assault Steve Thomas. One of the witnesses said that she… Read more »



Baby, Rev Run & Others Honored At Sister 2 Sister’s Intergenerational Celebration

Sister 2 Sister Magazine will hold it’s 5th Annual Intergenerational Celebration, which pairs hip-hop and R&B singers with various politicians from across the country and honors those that contribute to African-American culture. DC Mayor Anthony Williams; Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY); Baby of Cash Money, Angie Stone, Congresswoman Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-MI); Reverend Run from Run DMC;… Read more »



Former Spook’s Member Water Water Killed

Former Spooks group member Jerel Allaine Spruill better known as Water Water was fatally injured in a car accident outside of Washington D.C. early Saturday morning. Water Water was part of the Spooks when they released their groundbreaking, critically acclaimed Antra/Artemis debut S.I.O.S.O.S. Volume 1. The album spawned a hit single and video, "Things I’ve… Read more »