Joe Budden Highlighted On VH1 Series

VH1 will premiere the second installment of it’s "Hip-Hop Babylon" series in September. The two hour special focuses on the realities of making it in the hip-hop business. In this edition, a reality segment featuring Joe Budden’s will featured, showing hopeful rappers the work it takes to make and support a hit record, while trying… Read more »



Necro Preps New CD, Makes Porn Directorial Debut

Brooklyn rapper Necro is preparing to delve into the world of pornogrpahy with a new CD and DVD combo pack. Brutality Part 1 features 17 new tracks from Necro and comes with Necro’s pornography directorial debut, "Sexy Sluts." "This new CD is the most brutal CD to drop this year," Necro told "It’s very… Read more »



Kool Keith, Mystik, MF Doom, Others Featured On “Mic Planet”

Kool Keith, MF Doom, Mystik and others will appear on a new compilation The Mic Planet Sessions, being released by 7-year-old hip-hop trade, Insomniac Magazine. "I wanted to put together a release that featured many of independent hip-hop’s most gifted artists," publisher and executive producer Israel "Iz-Real" Vasquetelle said. Vasquetelle, who also drops verses on… Read more »



Irv And Ja Sign On With ErvinGeoffrey

Despite published reports, Murder Inc. CEO Irving "Irv Gotti" Lorenzo and rapper Jeffery "Ja Rule" Atkins are not owners in the clothing line, ErvingGeoffrey. The two have been seen donning various denim jackets and T-shirts from the denim clothing company, but Rule said that they are spokesmodels for the clothing line, due to the coincidental… Read more »



Dame Dash Denies Roc-A-Fella Break Up

Roc-A-Fella CEO Damon Dash has dismissed recent reports that he and business partner and friend Jay-Z are considering carving up their Roc empire, which include film, clothing and recording ventures. "We are a team and there is no beef between me and Jay," Dame Dash told Despite recent set backs in the way of… Read more »



Beanie Sigel Seeking Drug And Psychological Treatment

Lawyers for Beanie Sigel have submitted a proposal seeking to enter the rapper into a drug and psychological counseling center. The request came after U.S. District Judge R. Barclay Surrick rejected a $1 million dollar bail package that would have freed Sigel until his trial for attempted murder. Surrick gave the attorney’s until tomorrow to… Read more »



Suge Knight Ordered To Pay $5.5 Million

A California State appellate court upheld a $5.5 million dollar judgment against Death Row Records, in regard to a lawsuit filed by Kurupt’s former managers. Lamont and Kenneth Brumfield filed the lawsuit against the label, claiming that the label conspired to steal the artist and cheat them out of significant royalties. The initial ruling in… Read more »



Chuck D. To Be Featured On File Sharing Special

Rapper Chuck D. will be featured on a two hour cable television special, "Music Wars: Open Mike," that will engage industry experts on the question of file sharing. The special, which will run on TechTV, will also feature questions from a live audience as well as phoned in questions about the controversial issue. "The issue… Read more »