MF Doom, KMD Ready New Albums

After reinventing himself as the Metal Face of Doom a.k.a. MF Doom, Zev Luv X and KMD will drop their third album in Spring or Summer of 2004 on the Nature Sounds record label. The album will pick up where their sophomore effort, Black Bastards ended. The album is described as a conceptual album, explaining… Read more »



Eminem Responds To Source In New Statement

Eminem has answered the call of Source founder’s Dave Mays and Raymond “Benzino” Scott to further explain racist comments he made, on a tape that was recorded at least ten years ago.The tape features the rapper using the word n*gger, when referring to African-American women.In a statement released today (December 4)Eminem attributed the comments to… Read more »



Rap Dominates Grammy Nominations

Rap music dominated the nominee’s for the 46th Annual Grammy’s this year, with Jay-Z, Outkast and Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes each garnering six Grammy nominations today. Missy Elliot, Eminem, Chad Hugo and 50 Cent each received five nominations. Jay-Z and Beyonce are up for record of the year for "Crazy in Love," as are… Read more »



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 »