Fat Joe To Appear In Voting Commercials

Fat Joe will appear in a commercial targeting young Latinos, hoping to get them to polls for this years election.The national campaign is spearheaded by actress Rosario Dawson and Phil Colon, who together founded Voto Latino.The commercials also feature Nina Sky and Benjamin Bratt, will be in both English and Spanish.According ro reports, only 8… Read more »



Ja Rule Hit With Lawsuit Over Florida Mansion

Ja Rule was hit with a lawsuit by the owner of a mansion in the plush Star Island section of Miami, Florida. According to a lawsuit filed yesterday (August 26), Jeanette Varela said the rapper hosted a party for 600 people and damaged the home. The lawsuit also named The Inc., Universal Studios and MTV,… Read more »



Snoop Dogg & Playboy Ready ‘Buckwild Bus Tour’

Playboy is releasing a new uncensored DVD featuring Snoop Dogg and Ken “Buckwild” Francis, the host of Playboy’s TV show “Buckwild.” “Snoop Dogg’s Buckwild Bus Tour” features on-stage performances, exclusive Snoop Dogg music videos, wild moments on the tour bus, backstage and private after parties featuring Snoop’s entourage and ten “Buckwild Girls.” “When you take… Read more »



Little Brother Goes Major With Atlantic

North Carolina Hip-Hop group Little Brother has officially inked a long term exclusive recording contract with Atlantic Records, via a production deal with ABB Records. Little Brother, which consists of group members Phonte, Big Pooh and 9th Wonder, signed with ABB in 2002. In 2003 the label dropped their critically acclaimed full length debut, The… Read more »



Pharrell Hosts MOBO’s, American Acts Dominate

The MOBO’s (Music of Black Origin) have announced that Pharrell Williams will host this year’s awards in the Royal Albert Hall, London. The Neptunes producer will be the fourth American presenter to host the ceremony, which in the UK’s equivalent of the Grammy Awards for urban music. Previous guest hosts have included LL Cool J,… Read more »



Nervous Records Returns To Hip-Hop

Nervous Records, the seminal label that brought Hip-Hop the first releases from Black Moon as well as hits from Mad Lion, Smif-N-Wessun and others, is re-entering the Hip-Hop game.Founded in 1991, the company achieved massive success with the Nervous label as well as several other imprints, including Wreck and Weeded. The ground work they laid… Read more »



Miller Brewing Apologizes To African-Americans, Announces Concert With Wyclef & Others

Miller Brewing Company announced a two-day concert highlighting the contributions of African-Americans in Rock & Roll music, amidst criticism of a commemorative can series honoring 50 years of rock & roll music that only featured white artists. Wyclef Jean, Bo Diddley, James Brown, Lenny Kravitz and others will participate in an end of the summer… Read more »



Hip-Hop Summit Honors MD. Republican Governors, Says St. Louis Summit Biggest Ever

Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Summit Action Network announced that the St. Louis, Missouri Hip-Hop Summit was the most successful ever, registering over 100,000 new voters. Nelly, Jadakiss, Rev Run, D12, Lazy Bone, Remy Martin and others spoke to more than 5,000 people who showed up for the summit. Organizers said they registered 114,000 new voters. In… Read more »