DMX In Court, Hit With Paternity Suit

DMX appeared in a Queens, New York court yesterday, to answer charges relating to his arrest at Kennedy Airport in June. As the rapper entered the courtroom, he bickered with officers, who told him he was not allowed to take off his coat before being screened. After being riled, he turned his attentions to a… Read more »



Lil Wyte Readies Sophomore Album

Memphis, Tennessee’s Lil’ Wyte has announced the title of his first album under a new deal with 36 Mafia’s Hypnotize Minds/Asylum label deal. Phinally Phamous will be the rapper’s sophomore follow up to Doubt Me Now, which sold almost 130,000 units independently and helped pave the way for his major label, full length debut. “It’s… Read more »



LL Cool J Dispels Plastic Surgery Rumors

Rapper/Actor LL Cool J has responded to the more recent speculation that his toned body may have been sculpted by the hands of a plastic surgeon. In recent months, there has been considerable buzz and press reports in mainstream Hip-Hop magazines concerning the buff rapper’s physique and even allegations that the rapper had a nose… Read more »



Mos Def Movie Snags An Emmy

Hip-Hop represented at the 56th Annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles last night (September 20), as “Something the Lord Made” starring Mos Def snagged an Emmy for Outstanding Made for Television Movie. The made-for-TV movie aired on premium cable channel HBO. The network dominated the evening, snagging nine of the first 17 awards handed out…. Read more »



The Fugees Reportedly Reunite

The Fugees have reportedly reunited after an eight-year hiatus, group member Wyclef Jean has exposed. Jean revealed scant details about the reunion to andPOP, but did state that the original trio of Lauryn Hill and Pras are now on speaking terms. “All the Fugees are talking. We’re all definitely talking. The energy is definitely good… Read more »



E-40 Signs With Lil’ Jon

Lil’ Jon has inked a deal with Bay area slang master E-40, signing the rapper to his BME Records imprint, which will be distributed by Warner Music. “We have known each other for a while,” Lil’ Jon told “He came to me and told me he was done with them [Jive]. I was like… Read more »



Chuck D.’s Slam Jamz Label Enters Into Distribution

Chuck D.’s Slam Jamz Records inked a deal with Music Video Distributors to drop three new DVD/CD combinations. The first three DVD/CD releases to drop under the deal include “Impossebulls: Slave Education,” the story of the world’s first virtual rap group, “7th Octave: The Seventh Degree,” which is the vehicle for Professor Griff’s concept “Ghetto… Read more »



Will Smith AIDS Ambassador For Nelson Mandela

Will Smith has teamed with Nelson Mandela in an effort to educate the millions of young people who are most susceptible to AIDS in South Africa. Smith has taken the roll of AIDS ambassador for the Nelson Mandela Foundation and will play a critical role in reaching young people in South Africa, where the disease… Read more »



Method & Red Put On ‘Long Hiatus’

According to Method Man, “Method & Red,” the comedy sitcom the duo produced for Fox may be canceled. "The show is done. It’s on the long hiatus," Method Man told The New York Post yesterday. "They’re like: ‘don’t call us, we’ll call you.’" Method Man said the show wasn’t actually finished, but was being put… Read more »