Fila Producing Rock Steady Shoe

Footwear company Fila has developed a new show with Crazy Legs and the Rock Steady Crew.The “Rock Steady” is labeled as a “retro shoe” designed to pay homage to the legendary crew. The heel comes with “Rock Steady Crew 77” on the heel, that was inspired by 1980’s B-Boy tees.“B-boying is physical, competitive and contributes… Read more »



Ice-T Dives Into DVD’s

Ice-T has delved head on into the world of DVD through his latest imprint, Final Level.The hip-hop gangsta pioneer has announced that he is dropping a pair of straight-to-video DVD’s, one to honor another legend and the other that caters to legends in the making.Jam Master Jay’s Scratch DJ Academy features the tragic DJ and… Read more »



“Hip-Hop Immortals We Got Your Kids” Completed

Sock Bandit Productions, the company behind the hip-hop photography book “Hip-Hop Immortals,” has completed “Hip-Hop Immortals: We Got Your Kids,” a film that examines hip-hop and where the art form is heading.Rakim, Marly Marl, Gangstarr, Cam’ron, Killer Mike, Schoolly D., the late Jam Master Jay, Snoop Dogg, Pastor Troy and a host of others are… Read more »



Snoop, Meth Plucked For Kung-Fu Film

South Korean Kung-Fu Flick “Volcano High” is being re-worked for hip-hop enthusiasts and will include the voices of Snoop Dogg, Andre 3000, and Method Man. The rappers will replace the local dialect that was featured in the original 2001 version. The movie centers on a character named Kim Kyung-soo, a new student at Volcano High…. Read more »



Russell Simmons Drops New Cellphone

Russell Simmons’ Phat Farm has teamed with Motorola to release the Russell Simmons Phat Farm II Signature Motorola i733 phone.The phone comes with several exclusive features handpicked by Simmons including Phat Farm logos, a picture of Russell Simmons, and a picture in memory of Jam Master Jay.Ring tones include “Get Busy”, “In Da Club” and… Read more »



Chinese Government Repacking Mao As A Rapper

The Chinese Communist Party will repackage Mao Tse-tung as a rap artist, in an attempt to appeal to Chinese youth.Authorities feel that Mao’s influence is fading among a younger generation, whom they feel are more money oriented.Mao’s, the Two Musts, will be set to hip-hop music. The Communist party will also release pop versions of… Read more »



World Aids Day Today, Eazy-E Remembered

Today is the 16th Annual World Aids Day. Individuals and organizations around the world celebrate and discuss the progress that has been made against the AIDS Pandemic and use the day to raise awareness about the disease globally.The pandemic is affecting entire communities and whole nations. Worldwide, over 42 million people have HIV or AIDS.In… Read more »



Diddy’s Sean John Cleared Of Sweatshop Allegations

The Honduran factory that manufactures the Sean John line of clothing for Sean “P.Diddy” Combs, has been cleared of charges alleging it was a sweatshop.The country’s labor minister and a team of inspectors toured the facility and uncovered no proof of the sweatshop allegations by U.S. based National Labour Committee.Lydda Eli Gonzalez, who is 19-year-old,… Read more »



Wordsworth Inks Deal, Preps Solo Album

Rapper Wordsworth has inked a deal with Halftooth Records and will drop his highly anticipated solo album. Wordsworth, who gained fame from his role in the Lyricist Lounge showcase, said that his decision to sign with the indie label was based on the owners belief in his music. “I chose to go with Halftooth because… Read more »



New York Council Member Seeks Reparations From Record Labels

New York Council member Yvette D. Clarke joined community activists and elected officials last week, denouncing misogynist and racist lyrics by Eminem and other popular hip-hop artists. Clarke, along with Erica Ford of the Code Foundation, Viola Plummer of the December 12th Movement, representatives of the Harriet Tubman/Fannie Lou Hamer Collective, the Masses United for… Read more »