Simmons’ Sneaks Outselling Competition

Russell and Kimora Simmons announced that their respective sneaker lines were out-selling major competitors in stores across the country. The Simmons’ “Diva” sneaker and the Phat Farm Classic shoe moved over 36,000 pairs through 900 Finish Line stores, selling more than Nike, Reebok and Adidas in a single week. “Nike is $10 billion dollar company,”… Read more »



Outlawz Not Signing With Cash Money

The Outlawz have announced that their highly anticipated signing to Cash Money Records is not going to happen. A spokesman said the initial deal was never finalized and they are now exploring other options. “The Outlawz were waiting two months for their advance and Cash Money never signed the contract,” the group’s official website reads…. Read more »



Kings Dominion Cancels Annual College Hip-Hop Fest

Black Entertainment Television and Paramount’s Kings Dominion theme park in Virginia have pulled the plug on their annual College Hip-Hop Fest. According to a press release, the festival was yanked due to poor attendance. The annual event drew students from nearby black colleges in the area, as well as others up and down the east… Read more »



Prison Officials Investigating Shyne’s Phone Records

The release of Jamal "Shyne" Barrow’s album Godfather: Buried Alive has hit a snag, as prison officials claim the incarcerated rapper may have violated inmate rules by doing business from the prison phones. Officials took Barrow’s phone privileges away today (August 16) and are now investigating that rapper’s phone calls. If he is found guilty… Read more »



Mr. Complex ‘Enters’ Film World

While rapper Mr. Complex works the underground circuit and tours throughout the globe, during daylight hours he works in a world much different than underground Hip-Hop. As a production assistant [PA], Mr. Complex works with assistant director’s on various commercial movies and is planning his own film. While some may find it difficult to maneuver… Read more »



AHH Stray News: Butterfly, Royce Da 5’9, Ja Rule

Ja Rule, Ashanti and R. Kelly will appear on “Wonderful,” the first single from Ja Rule’s upcoming R.U.L.E. Ja Rule’s album hits stores November 9, one week prior to the release of Ashanti’s third album, which is untitled. Royce Da 5’9 is preparing to release a new album, M.I.C. The 16-track album is Royce’s third… Read more »



Former Bad Boy Exec Charged With Money Laundering

A former president of Bad Boy Records has been charged with laundering $1 million dollars in drug money through a bogus company. Kirk Burrowes, who filed a $25 million dollar lawsuit against Sean “P. Diddy” Combs last year, is accused of depositing proceeds from cocaine sales into the bank account of a company known as… Read more »



I-20 Explains ‘Self Explanatory’

After being featured on six songs from Ludacris’ two albums and Disturbing Tha Peace’s Golden Grain album, rapper I-20 is preparing to drop his solo album, Self Explanatory. According to the rapper, his album will be a memorable release in the annals of Atlanta’s Hip-Hop history books. “It’s an explanation of me,” I-20 says of… Read more »



Snoop Dogg Hit With Lawsuit On Stage

A Norfolk, Virginia concert promoter hit Snoop Dogg with a $5 million dollar lawsuit, while the rapper was on stage during a performance at the Virginia Beach Amphitheater on Wednesday. The plaintiff, Patricia Richardson, claims that she was arrested on January 28th 1997, the night of a Snoop concert she was promoting at local Club… Read more »



Whoo Kid On New Eazy E Song; 50 Cent/ Shyne Beef

DJ Whoo Kid, G-Unit’s in-house spin-doctor, recently took the liberty to rework an old Eazy-E verse and helped create “Still Cruisin,’” a brand new song that features Compton native The Game. “I got my hands on an Eazy-E accapella nobody ever heard before. I just did the same historical thing, called Red Spyda then –… Read more »



Black Eyed Peas’ Studio Up In Flames

A recording studio the Black Eyed Peas were working in went up in flames, after the group allegedly lit candles to create a mood while recording material for their new album. According officials, the group was recording material for their upcoming album Monkey Business inside the Glenwood Place Studios. The candles sparked the blaze around… Read more »