Rappin 4′ Tay Concert Canceled Over Gang Fears

A planned concert featuring Rappin’ 4 Tay at a recreation center was canceled at the request of local police. Rappin’ 4 Tay was scheduled for a 30 minute performance at the Manteca Community Gym tonight (October 8th) for sixth through eighth graders. The rapper agreed to not use profanity and tone his performance down, but… Read more »



Busta Rhymes’ Entourage Detained By Australian Officials

Promoters of a Busta Rhymes concert are reportedly considering legal action against the rapper, after a show in Sydney, Australia was canceled. The problems started when the rapper and his entourage entered Australia. Unnamed members traveling with Busta were detained by immigration officials at the Sydney airport on September 29th. Officials detained two men for… Read more »



Court TV Examines ‘Hip-Hop Justice’

Russell Simmons’ "Russell Simmons Presents: Hip-Hop Justice" airs tonight, the first in a series of upcoming documentaries the mogul’s Simmons Lathan Media Group is producing. The documentary examines three high profile court cases, including the murder conviction of C-Murder, the allegations surrounding Tupac Shakur’s rape case and the government raid on the offices of Irv… Read more »



Freekey Zeekey Shooter Convicted

The man who shot Freekey Zeekey and helped kill an associate was convicted yesterday in a New York court. Chauncey Dillon, 30, was found guilty of assault, attempted robbery, gun charges and second-degree murder. Zeekey’s associate Eric Mangrum was killed in the shootout. Dillon faces 25 years to life. Prosecutors in the case argued that… Read more »



VH1 Honors Hip-Hop Legends: Pioneers Celebrate, Look To Future

In 1979, when the Sugar Hill Gang released “Rapper’s Delight,” critics regarded rap music as just a passing fad. Twenty-five years later, P.Diddy, clad in Run-DMC regalia—Shelltops, black leather blazer and fedora—stood on the stage at the Hammerstein Ballroom in Manhattan and uttered the famous Bad Boy mantra, which could easily double as that of… Read more »



Finalists Announced In Nas Album Contest

Nas has announced the finalists for Thief’s Theme – a competition Sony had opened for UK rappers a couple of months ago. The contest attracted over 2,000 entries across Great Britain. Rappers were encouraged to download the instrumental version of his single "Thief’s Theme." The final winner will be selected by Nas himself and brought… Read more »



Ms Dynamite Arrested For Assault

Leading UK rapper/singer Ms. Dynamite has been arrested for an alleged assault that took place at a London restaurant, according to sources. The incident, which allegedly took place last month, occurred in central London in the Soho district, Reuters reports. "A 23-year-old woman voluntarily attended a central London police station on October 1 following an… Read more »



Foxy Brown Signs With S.Carter Records

Rapper Foxy Brown has signed a deal with Jay-Z’s new label, S. Carter Records. A source revealed that the deal has not been officially announced, because Carter has not settled on a distribution deal for his new imprint. “Lyor [Cohen] was with Jay-Z in Chicago on tour and LA Reid was with him soon after,”… Read more »