Eminem Hosts ‘8 Mile’ Contest, Party

Eminem will host an “8 Mile DVD Launch Party” in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan on March 13th. The party celebrates the DVD release of Eminem’s critically acclaimed box office smash. Xzibit, D-12 and others are scheduled to peform at the event, which will take place at St. Andrews Hall in the rapper’s native land…. Read more »



Gun Charges Against Fabolous Dismissed

Gun charges against Fabolous were dismissed yesterday (March 5) in a Brooklyn Criminal court. Fabolous was charged with with two counts of criminal possession of a weapon in January, after police found two guns in a car he was a passenger in. The previous day, he was also charged with making an illegal U-turn in… Read more »



Luke Hit With Felony Charge, Says He’s Innocent

After winning charges against a Dorchester County, South Carolina woman in November, rapper Luke Campbell has been hit with fresh charges, this time by the Dorchester County officials. An arrest warrant was issued for Campbell yesterday (March 5.) on a felony charge of presenting or participating in an obscene performance, because the show allegedly featured… Read more »



Tribe Called Quest Still In Talks For Reunion

Fans of A Tribe Called Quest may see their wish for a reunion granted, provided that group can see eye to eye with their record label, Jive Records. "Every label has their faults and every artist has their faults to a point," Phife told Gabriel Dance during an interview with the Rocky Mountain Collegian. "But… Read more »



Atlanta Denies Urban Hip-Hop Fest Permit

The city of Atlanta denied the Urban Hip-Hop Festival a permit to perform at Turner Field today (March 5.). "The Hip-Hop Action Network will continue to negotiate an alternative site in Atlanta for our Hip-Hop Peace Summit and Festival," Dr. Benjamin Muhammad, President of HSAN told The festival was expected to draw over 100,000… Read more »



Duck Down Records To Re-Release BDI Thug

Buckshot, the lead MC of Boot Camp Click and Black Moon, will re-release 1999’s BDI Thug album with three new songs. Buckshot uses the BDI Thug as the moniker for his solo career. The Thug element in the name pays homage to the time spent with the late Tupac Shakur. Duckdown will be re-releasing the… Read more »



Atlanta Hip-Hop Fest Fate Decided Today

The city of Atlanta will decide today (March 6.) whether or not the Urban Hip-Hop Music Festival will be permitted to be held at Turner Field. The event, which is scheduled to begin April 11, is being promoted by Russell Simmons’ and Dr. Benjamin Muhammad’s Hip Hop Summit Action Network. The weekend would kick off… Read more »


Nelly Backs NASCAR Truck

Nelly and his Vokal clothing label have purchased part of Billy Ballew Motorsports for the rest of the NASCAR truck season. Nelly’s new truck will feature the Vokal clothing label logo and will be introduced in time for the Darlington 200 truck event. "We’ve kind of been running on stealth mode for the last few… Read more »



Rowdee Black Giant Usher Change

Hip-hop music wears many faces, but one Philadelphia-based act intends to offer the genre a facelift on the house. The Rowdee Black Giants rap collective has slowly begun to garner accolades through intensive grassroots performances in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. According to Jermaine “The Mutation of Greatness” Young, a lead rapper in the group, the… Read more »



X-ecutioners Ready ‘Scratchology’

Rob Swift, Roc Raida, and Total Eclipse, also known as The X-ecutioners, have mixed the latest Sequence Mixtape Session, Scratchology. The album features such DJ pioneers as DJ Jazzy Jay, DJ Cash Money, Pete Rock, DJ Premier and Grandmaster Flash. "The purpose of this mixtape is to educate people about the history of scratching and… Read more »



Bo Diddley Says Rap Music Won’t Last

Pioneering bluesman Bo Diddley had some choice words to say about hip-hop music last Thursday. Speaking to high school students Dunnellon High School near Diddley’s home in Archer, Florida, the 74-year-old Diddley labeled rap "disgusting" and said that it would not last as long as his 50 year career has. "The lyrics are very disgusting… Read more »



Lil Jon Directs Latest Video

Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz recently lensed their video for "Play No Game," the second single from their fourth album, Kings Of Crunk. The video was shot on location in a residential community of Miami, in an eight-bedroom house that was converted into a rush party for the fictional "Omega East Side Fraternity."… Read more »



DMX No. 1 In Film

When DMX proclaimed “X Gonna Give It to Ya,” hip-hop’s top dog proved his bite to be as fearsome as his bark as his film “Cradle 2 the Grave” tops the box office, while the accompanying soundtrack lands at number six on the Billboard charts. With a weekend draw of $17.1 million, the martial arts… Read more »