High Times Makes Great Music

From Redman to Cypress Hill and many artists in between, rap music and marijuana have always been close friends and now High Times magazine makes huge the leap into hip-hop music. With THC (The Hip-Hop Collection) Vol.1, the magazine harnesses the power of the plant and its 500, 000 readers to assemble some of the… Read more »



Mystik Journeymen Prepare 4th Album

Mystik Journeymen, who have just come off a 55 city tour with Tha Liks, are preparing to drop their fourth album, Magic, on Outhouse/Revenge Entertainment. Corey Johnson aka Sunspot Jonz and Tommy Woolfolk AKA PSC aim to inspire people to pursue their dreams on this album. The album reflects their personal struggle and the politics… Read more »



Nate Dogg Arrested On Drugs, Weapons Charges

Nate Dogg was booked Friday in Arizona on felony charges of possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a stolen firearm. He was also charged with misconduct involving weapons while committing a felony. Nate’s tour bus was stopped for traveling 85 mph in a 75 mph zone according to Arizona authorities. Authorities smelled marijuana when the… Read more »



Man Arrested In Murder Of III Grand Member

A man suspected of murdering a member of III Grand turned himself in last week, according to Arizona law enforcement officials. Christopher Michael Martinez, 21, was booked on one count of second degree murder. According to police, he shot and killed Zachary Zazueta after a dispute with another man in the party. Police say that… Read more »



Swollen Members Win Juno Award

Vancouver, Canada based hip-hop group Swollen Members‘ won Canada’s equivalent of a Grammy for their second album, Bad Dreams on Sunday April 14th. The album, which is certified gold in Canada, took home the award for Best Rap Recording, edging out Solitair’s Easy To Slip, Ghetto Concept’s Still Too Much, Jeleestone’s Jeleestone 13 and Kardinal… Read more »



Cornel West Dumps Harvard, Others May Follow

Black studies Professor Cornel West announced on Friday that he was leaving Harvard University to return to Princeton, after a dispute with the President of the university over diversity angered several of Harvard’s prominent African-American Professors. West will return to Princeton as Professor Of Religion. "I am excited to return to the greatest center for… Read more »



DJ Quik Album Pushed Back

DJ Quik‘s 6th solo album, Under Tha Influence, has been pushed back to a June 4th release date. The album was delayed so that Quik and Dr. Dre could go back into a studio in Los Angeles to work on two last minute additions for the album. Under Tha Influence is being regarded as one… Read more »



Will Smith To Develop Hotel

Will Smith‘s real estate company, Treyball Developments, is in the final stages of a plan to build a minority owned 500 room hotel in Broward County, FL. Treyball took the project after the county cut ties with the previous developer. In related news, Smith’s company Overbrooke secured rights to remake Bill Cosby & Sidney Poitier’s… Read more »



Russell Simmons To Participate In Urban Campfire

Russell Simmons, Congressman Gregory W. Meeks, Minister Benjamin Muhammad, Darien Dash (Dame’s brother) and others will be appearing at Urban Campfire for a post 9/11 dialogue with young adults at York College Performing Arts Theater tomorrow (April 13th). The gathering is design to create dialogue with young adults to discuss the issues in their lives… Read more »



AllHipHop New Bits: Biggie’s Mother Sues LAPD

Voletta Wallace, mother of Notorious B.I.G., is preparing to file the biggest wrongful death lawsuit in U.S. history. The lawsuit will name the LAPD and current police chief Bernard Parks. The lawsuit is based on radio transmissions linked to police around the Peterson’s Auto Museum during the time that B.I.G. was murdered. "There is a… Read more »



Associate Of Suge Knight Gunned Down

An associate of Marion “Suge” Knight was shot at a Compton, CA Shell gas station yesterday. Alton McDonald, 37, was pumping gas when a dark pickup drove up and started shooting. McDonald was hit in the upper body and died at Saint Francis Medical Center. According to police, a man who was with McDonald fled… Read more »



Dre’s Next LP To Be The Last

Recently, Dr. Dre announced that his new album, “Detox,” will be a “hip-hop musical.” In a recent interview with MTV, Dre revealed that the album will focus on a hit man, his family and how he earns a living. Dre also says “Detox” will be the last album in his career as a rapper. After… Read more »



Gravediggaz Re-Released

Empire Musicwerks announces the long awaited and widely hailed re-release of “Nightmare In A-Minor”, the full length album from hip-hop group, Gravediggaz. The record was originally released independently, and is now being distributed by BMG. The record is scheduled to hit shelves on April 9, 2002. “This is an incredible effort from Gravediggaz that deserves… Read more »



Xzibit, Jay-Z To Perform At ESPN

Xzibit and Jay-Z will be perform at the second ESPN Action Sports and Music Awards. The awards honor athletes who compete in snowboarding, skiing, surfing, BMX and motorcross. Jay-Z’s set will be backed up by musicians from top rock bands, including members from Korn, Limp Bizkit and Static X. Last years event was hosted by… Read more »