Just Blaze Joins Scion In Search For Talent

New car company Scion is offering upcoming rap artists or musicians an opportunity to help realize their dream, by offering a chance to win a $50,000 marketing deal. The promotional deal is one that includes three industry heavyweights judging the work of the 10 finalists. TVT executive Bryan Leach, radio personality Eric Cubiche and producer… Read more »



C-Murder Indicted On 2001 Attempted Murder Charges

A Baton Rouge, Louisiana grand jury has indicted Corey "C-Murder" Miller on attempted second-degree murder charges, stemming from an incident in at a local New Orleans nightclub three years ago. The incident occurred in August of 2001 when the owner of Club Raggs refused to allow the platinum selling rapper into the establishment without a… Read more »



Wyclef Planning Benefit Concert In Haiti

Wyclef Jean is planning a benefit concert in Haiti later this year to promote peace in the country, which was plagued by violence when the existing government collapsed. Jean told reporters on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia that he would like to see 2 million of Haiti’s eight million residents attend. "I was in… Read more »



Dame Dash Launches Tiret Luxury Watch Collection

Dame Dash has entered into the world of high-end timepieces and will produce a line of luxury watches called Tiret New York. Dash has tapped the experience of Daniel Lazar, a leading watch and jewelry designer and through the partnership hope that their product will “redefine luxury” due to its uniqueness. "We are creating unique… Read more »



Nore Joins The Roc

The Roc-A-Fella Records roster continues to blossom as Nore of CNN has joined the label, quenching the rumor mill’s chatter. Nore had previously been an artist on Def Jam Records and had released a song and video with partner Capone earlier in the year called “Yes Sir.” But, slowly Nore has began to work with… Read more »



Masta Ace Announces Retirement in August

As Hip-Hop retirements increasingly appear to be promotion or an alternative to falling off, Masta Ace, a 16-year veteran, has revealed that he will hang up his microphone after the release of his album, Long Hot Summer. The new album, Ace’s fifth, will be released on August 3 and will mark the end of an… Read more »



Police Seek To Question Coo Coo Cal In Shooting

Police in Madison, Wisconsin are seeking to question Milwaukee rapper Coo Coo Cal after a shooting over the weekend left a man wounded. Authorities said the victim is recovering and revealing details of the shooting, which was apparently sparked by a dispute over a dice game. After a performance at a local club area club,… Read more »



MC Eiht Launches Label

MC Eiht, member of pioneering group Compton’s Most Wanted has announced his has formed a label with Native Records and has secured national distribution. Eiht’s label will be distributed through Penalty Associated Labels/Ryko Distribution and the first release will be a brand new solo album from Eiht. To remind a fickle Hip-Hop audience of his… Read more »



Diddy Launches ‘Citizen Change’ Vote Initiative

On Tuesday, Hip-Hop mogul Sean ‘P.Diddy’ Combs revealed a multi-tiered plan to encourage voting in Black and Latino youth as a drastic method to affect the election. Citizen Change is the Bad Boy Records CEO’s non-profit, non-partisan leg that he hopes to empower and educate the masses. “This is not just about talk, this is… Read more »



Will Smith Returns To Rap, Tops Movies

Will Smith and his hit movie “i Robot” has smacked Spider Man off his sticky top slot after the rapper/actor’s latest effort raked in a whopping $53.3 million over the weekend. And Will intends to capitalize off the furor by reestablishing his rap career.While he was tight-lipped about the project he did reveal scant details… Read more »



BG Celebrates ‘Life After Cash Money’

Rapper BG is planning various events to celebrate his new studio album, titled Life After Cash Money. In addition to performing at the House of Blues in New Orleans on Saturday, July 24, the rapper will return to the Magnolia Projects on Tuesday, July 27 and treat residents to a block party. Life After Cash… Read more »


Nelly Gets A Piece Of The Bobcats

NBA expansion team Charlotte Bobcats announced today that rapper Nelly is now a part-owner of the team. Nelly joins the ranks of owners that include Bob Johnson, the team’s majority owner and billionaire founder of Black Entertainment Television (BET), Hugh McColl Jr., former CEO of Bank of America and others. "This is a great opportunity… Read more »



Lil Romeo Hit With Lawsuit

Lil Romeo’s album Gametime is the subject of a lawsuit over claims that the author of some of the album’s material was never compensated or credited for his contributions. Sean Cunningham claims that he wrote six songs on the album, one that appeared in a motion picture titled “Max Keeble’s Big Move” that featured a… Read more »



Hip-Hop Unity Festival Announces Dates

The 2004 Hip-Hop Unity Festival has announced their lineup and in addition to top named talent, this year’s festival will take place in Toronto, Canada and Boston, Massachusettes. KRS-One, Erick Sermon, Skillz, Royce Da 5’9, Large Professor, C.L. Smooth, Soulive, Jeru and local artists will grace this year’s stages. The Toronto Hip-Hop Unity Festival takes… Read more »