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Jermaine Dupri Honored By ACLU

Music producer Jermaine Dupri will be honored by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Southern California next week.   The ACLU will honor Dupri, along with fellow honoree Earvin “Magic” Johnson, with the Bill of Right Award.   Dupri, who is on the board of directors for The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, has also… Read more »

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Freeway Declares December Month of Madness

Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam artist Freeway has begun a December “Month of Madness,” where the Philly emcee will release a song per day for the entire month.   The new project comes one year after the release of his critically acclaimed sophomore album Free At Last, which was executive produced by Jay-Z and 50 Cent.   Christening… Read more »

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Attack Cancels Mumbai Live Earth Concert

Live Earth India, a benefit concert for solar energy projects scheduled for December 7, has been cancelled due to the terrorist killings in Mumbai, India.   The scheduled concert featured an eclectic mix of artists including rapper will.I.am, Roger Waters of Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi, Anoushka, and Indian emcee Hard Kaur.   On November 26,… Read more »

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Violator Lands Ashlee Dupree; Memoirs On The Way

The former call girl that was involved in the embarrassing scandal that helped bring down New York Govenor Eliot Spitzer has inked a deal with Violator Management.   The New York Post reports that Violator, which is helmed by veteran manager Chris Lighty, will oversee the career of former call girl, Ashlee Dupree.   Another… Read more »

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Funeral Arrangements For MC Breed Announced

Rapper MC Breed will be laid to rest on Tuesday (December 2) in Flint, Michigan, the family has announced.   The rapper will be laid to rest at the House of Prayer Missionary Baptist Church in Flint Michigan.   Memorial services will take place from 12 – 2:00 PM. MC Breed, born Eric Breed, was born… Read more »

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Man Convicted Of Murdering T.I.’s Assistant

A jury has convicted the man accused of gunning down rapper T.I.’s assistant last May after a show in Cincinnati. Hosea Thomas, 35, was found guilty on all counts – including murder – today (November 26).   Prosecutors alleged that Thomas was the triggerman in the May 3, 2006 shooting, while his brother Padron drove… Read more »

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L.A Councilman Pushes for Law Restricting Paparazzi

Kanye West’s much publicized confrontation with paparazzi photographers at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is among a series of recent incidents motivating an L.A. city councilman to push for a new law regulating access to celebrities in public settings.   According to The LA Times, Councilman Dennis Zine is taking the lead in proposing the… Read more »

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EXCLUSIVE: Lil Wayne Clears Up 2nd Rochester Cancellation

With criticism mounting after this week’s second aborted Rochester concert, New Orleans superstar Lil Wayne is now striking back against accusations of unprofessionalism.   In an exclusive statement to AllHipHop.com, Wayne publicist Myiah Hughes from AR PR Marketing first illuminated the reason for the concert’s first delay on October 26.   “Lil Wayne has not… Read more »

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Barrington Levy Teams With Lil Wayne, Busta Rhymes

International superstar Barrington Levy has once again tapped members of Hip-Hop community to assist him as he makes another push for the mainstream spotlight.   The Reggae legend has released two versions of the first single from his forthcoming album, one of which features Busta Rhymes and President-elect Barack Obama.   The new track, titled… Read more »

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