Actress/Comedienne Yvette Wilson Launches Label

Actress and comedienne Yvette Wilson has launched a new record label, Fat Daddy Records, with husband her Jerome Harry. In addition to having roles in “Friday” and “Poetic Justice,” Wilson is known to millions as Andell on UPN’s “The Parkers” and “Moesha.” According to Wilson, her background in the entertainment industry and her husband’s enthusiasm… Read more »



Afroman Set To Release Christmas Parody Album

Afroman is preparing to release Jobe Bells, a twelve-song compilation of holiday spoofs on his own Hungry Hustler Records. Songs like “Deck My Balls,” “Violent Night,” “Chronic Tree,” and “The 12 J’s of Christmas” are amongst the tracks of humorous holiday content on the project. Produced by Po Boy and the 2 Zigg Zaggs (Afroman’s… Read more »



Chuck D Talks About Flav’s ‘Surreal Life’

Public Enemy was honored yesterday (Oct. 3) at the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors event in New York along with KRS-One, Kool Herc, Run DMC, DJ Hollywood, Tupac Shakur, Sugarhill Gang, The Rock Steady Crew and Graffiti culture. Amid the praise, Chuck D took a moment to comment on his hypeman Flavor Flav’s newfound celebrity on VH1’s… Read more »



Havoc Says Mobb Deep Still Together

Inner turmoil within the Mobb Deep camp has fueled rumors that the Queensbridge duo broke up, a rumor group members say is false. Some close to the crew have speculated that an incident occurred between producer The Alchemist, Prodigy, Havoc and then-manager Littles over song instrumentals that were allegedly sold twice, subsequently divided the group… Read more »



Ludacris’ ‘Red Light’ Shines Bright

As the man of the hour steadily nodded his head along with the press members in attendance, Ludacris’ fourth album, The Red Light District, was premiered for the ears of a lucky few last night (Oct. 20). “Luda had a lot of fun making this record,” Ludacris’ manager Chaka Zulu announced before pressing the Play… Read more »



AHH Stray News: Kanye, Snoop, Ma$e, Eminem

According to reports and months of chattering, Kanye West has landed a label deal with the newly merged Sony/BMG record label. The name of the venture is reportedly Getting Out Our Dreams. The critically acclaimed producer/rapper also entered into a production agreement with the major. West remains signed as an artist to Roc-A-Fella. Snoop Dogg… Read more »



Canibus Free, Working On Two New Projects

Canibus is in negotiations with a major label, with hopes of obtaining distribution for two albums, which he is expected to drop in 2005. Canibus has parted ways with his most recent label Babygrande, who released his Rip the Jacker in 2003, the final installment of his self-described independent trilogy. “Babygrande had the pleasure of… Read more »



Lil’ Scrappy Questioned In Shooting

Carrollton, Georgia police questioned Lil’ Scrappy this morning after an argument on the stage led to a fight and shooting. Two people were wounded earlier this morning after the altercation took place at Club 31, as students from State University of West Georgia celebrated the upcoming homecoming weekend. Scrappy said people on the stage were… Read more »



9th Wonder talks Destiny’s Child, Upcoming Projects

Capitalizing on his highly publicized work for Jay-Z’s The Black Album, producer 9th Wonder is ready to go even further, as he has landed two beats on the upcoming Destiny’s Child album, Destiny Fulfilled. The North Carolina native, and member of underground sensation Little Brother, blessed Beyonce, Kelly, and Michelle with instrumentals for “Is She… Read more »



Fat Joe, Melle Mel Team To Advertise Bacardi

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe and rap pioneer Melle Mel recently wrapped up shooting for Bacardi Superior’s TV and print advertising campaign. Shot in Harlem, New York City, the spots feature Joe rocking a custom diamond encrusted "Bacardi Bat" necklace worth almost $100,000 and designed by Jacob the Jeweler. The story line follows Joe in… Read more »



Kool Keith Record Bootlegged, Bogus Album Recalled

Representatives for Live One Records, which lists Kool Keith, Jacky Jasper and KHM (Kool Keith, H-Bomb and Marc Live) as official artists, are warning that a bootleg album is being distributed under the name Dr. Octagon Part II. According to a statement, the album is composed of stolen masters of tracks from other albums, including… Read more »