DMX Makes Court Appearance, Rejects Deal

DMX has rejected a deal that would have kept him out of prison and is instead fighting to keep a misdemeanor charge off of his record. The rapper appeared in a Queens, New York court yesterday (October 13th) to answer charges stemming from an alleged road rage incident last June. DMX, who is facing two… Read more »



Lloyd Banks Denies Being In Gay Sex Vid

G-Unit rapper Lloyd Banks has denied that he is the man having gay sex in a video circulating on the internet. Sources told that the rapper bears a similar likeness to a gay porn star named Ty Lattimore, the actual culprit in the recording. The man in the video does not have any of… Read more »



Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock, Primo, Others Judge DJ Contest

Leading DJ’s Jazzy Jeff, Pete Rock, Tony Touch, Madlib and Peanut Butter Wolf are judges in the second annual “Free Up Your Mix” national DJ contest presented by car company Scion. Scion is calling on DJ’s from across the country to provide their best live 30-minute mixtape. Twelve regional semifinalists will be chosen to receive… Read more »



50 Cent Invests In Vitamin Water

50 Cent is diversifying and taking some of the money he earned from his multiplatinum album releases and investing in a beverage company. Unlike his business counterparts who have invested in energy drinks and liquor businesses, the Queen’s bred rapper bought a stake in Glaceau, the company that owns the Vitamin Water drink. 50 said… Read more »



Humane Society Of The United States Comes Down On Jay-Z

The Humane Society of the United States has targeted rapper Jay-Z, due to his award winning graphic video “99 Problems,” which features a scene of pitbulls fighting. John Goodwin, an Investigator for The Humane Society, labeled Jay-Z “just another rapper caught up in the blood rapture” and called the video “an irresponsible tribute to a… Read more »



Wyclef Speaks On Fugees Reunion

The Fugees reunion at Dave Chappelle’s block party in Brooklyn, New York raised fans hopes that a third album from the group was on the horizon. If there was any remaining tension between Wyclef and group members Lauryn Hill and Pras, it wasn’t evident on the stage. “The Fugees are like a high school band… Read more »



Kanye West, Lil Jon Top Source Awards

Kanye West and Lil’ Jon were the stories of the 2004 Source Awards, as the duo took home three Source Awards a piece. The awards took place Sunday evening at the James L. Knight Arena in Miami, Florida. West’s College Dropout earned him Album of the Year, while his single “Through the Wire” landed him… Read more »



Master P. Signs With Long Island Jam

Percy “Master P.” Miller continues to pursue his professional basketball dreams and signed on to play with the American Basketball Association (ABA)’s Long Beach Jam franchise.Miller, who played with the Las Vegas Rattlers last season, underwent extensive training over the summer in preparation for this year’s season.”In addition to Master P’s musical talents and widespread… Read more »



Beanie Sigel Sentenced To A Year In Prison

Philly rapper Beanie Sigel was sentenced today for being a felon in possession of a gun and for possession of drugs. Sigel was sentenced to a year in prison for an April 20, 2003 incident. He was also given two years probation and must pay a $25,000 fine. Sigel was accused of leading police on… Read more »



New CD Aims To Help Stop Genocide In Sudan

Waxploitation Records will do their part to help fight against the Genocide that is taking place in Sudan, by releasing an album and dedicating the proceeds of the charity. Genocide in Sudan includes donated tracks by Jurassic 5, X-ecutioners, Jill Scott, System of a Down, Yoko Ono, Gorillaz, DJ Spooky, Danger Mouse & Murs, Toots… Read more »



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 »