Eminem Takes On Apple, MTV

Eminem’s music publishing company is taking on Apple, alleging that the computer giant used one of the rapper’s songs in a commercial without permission.Eight Mile Style claims a commercial for Apple’s iTunes downloading service used “Lose Yourself” without the proper permission.The commercial features a 10-year-old singing the song. The advertisement started airing in July of… Read more »



Sean “P. Diddy” Combs Wins Lawsuit

A jury ruled in favor of mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs yesterday, after a TV host claimed he was assaulted after an interview.Roger Mills claimed Combs became irate during a 1999 interview, after being asked about allegations of his involvement in the murder of Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace.Wallace was gunned down in Los Angeles in… Read more »



Scarface To Receive Living Legend Award

Houston Rap veteran Scarface will be awarded with a Living Legend Award at the annual Listen And Exchange conference February 27.Industry veterans and upcoming artists will honor the legendary rapper/entrepreneur with a special tribute at the Hotel-Galleria in Houston, Texas.”We are proud to bestow this prestigious award upon Scarface,” said Dedra Davis, an entertainment attorneyand… Read more »



Baby To Launch “The Birdman” With Lugz

Bryan "Baby" Williams has inked a deal with Lugz and will create his own signature athletic show called "The Birdman." A special "bling bling" Cash Money Stack Clip will be included with every Birdman shoe, which will retail for $70.00. "Lugz definitely has their ear to the streets," Williams said. "They have a handle on… Read more »



Pastor Troy Arrested

Micah “Pastor Troy” Levar and two bodyguards were arrested Friday (February 21) in Atlanta, Georgia after drugs were found in a vehicle the rapper was traveling in.Levar was stopped by Fayette County Sheriff deputies in his Ford F-650 truck.Police dogs detected drugs in the vehicle and a subsequent searched turned up the marijuana.”It was just… Read more »



“TV’s Illest Minority Moments Presented by: ego trip” Debuts This Weekend

The brain trust that brought Hip-Hop lovers ego trip magazine, will bring their same brand of humor to VH1’s "TV’s Illest Minority Moments Presented by ego trip." Formerly titled "TV Race Riot!," the show examines various TV shows and explores the notion that different races of people watch television in a different manner. "VH1 approached… Read more »



Former Source VP Launches Youth Empowerment Tour

Edward DeJesus, former VP of The Source Entertainment, will launch a new grassroots campaign aimed at helping Hip-Hopper’s combat negative lifestyles and stereotypes often associated with the genre of music. The Youth Empowerment Tour (YET) will kickoff on Saturday (February 21) in Greenville, South Carolina and contains important messages of avoiding violence, making good career… Read more »


Casino Investigated For Giving Nelly Special Treatment

A Jefferson City, Missouri casino is facing a $50,000 fine for allegedly granting special treatment to rapper Nelly.The Missouri Gaming Commission alleges The President on the Admiral hosted a private, late night birthday party for the rapper.The trouble started when the casino allowed his eight person entourage to enter without receiving electronic identification cards that… Read more »



Lyor Cohen Says No Deal With Jay-Z

Contrary to reports, Roc-A-Fella CEO Jay-Z does not presently have a label deal through Warner Brothers, which recently hired former Def Jam CEO Lyor Cohen.Reports have circulated that the rapper had signed a $75 million dollar deal with the label, on the heels of the departure of Cohen.Island Def Jam distributes the Roc-A-Fella Records label.”There’s… Read more »



Kanye West Happy With Debut Results

Kanye West’s debut album The College Dropout proved that the rapper made the right career decision.The album, which shipped a million copies, moved over 443,000 copies and will debut at #2 on Billboard’s Top 200, bested by the sophomore set of singing powerhouse, Norah Jones.I’m really happy about my success as a new artist,” West… Read more »



New Book On NYC Graf Scene On The Way

Photographer Peter Sutherland will release a book chronicling New York City’s graffiti writers.”Autograf: New York City’s Graffiti Writers” presents a never-before-seen look at the people and places of New York’s legendary graffiti scene.The book features portraits by FUTURA, STAY HIGH 149, LADY PINK and DOZE, to name a few and each one of the portraits… Read more »