Details In Soulja Slim Shooting

James "Soulja Slim" Tapp was shot and killed yesterday (November 26) in front of his mothers house in New Orleans. Police are investigating a number of leads in the killing, but have yet to charge anyone in connection with the crime. "Slim was wildin’ out, he was on X (Ecstasy) hard," a source told…. Read more »



Soulja Slim Gunned Down

According to sources, James “Soulja Slim” Tapp was shot and killed today (November 26) in New Orleans. Tapp was shot several times and killed in the front yard of his mother’s New Orlean’s house, as he exited his vehicle. Police are currently seeking a motive for the rapper’s slaying. Before signing to Master P’s No… Read more »



50 Cent’s G6 Sneaker Debuts Big

50 Cent’s recently released sneaker with Reebok, the G6 from the G-Unit Collection, marked one of the best liquidations of a debut Reebok shoe. According to Reebok, the shoe completely sold out of the store and in key global markets such as New York, Philadelphia and London. “My Reebok G-Unit sneaker blew out of… Read more »



Big Tigger, G-Unit, Wyclef Raise AIDS Awareness

Cable television channel BET will provide special programming to coincide with World AIDS Day, a globally recognized event that takes place on Monday, December 1. The network will utilize hip-hop to kick off the programming, airing a special two-hour edition of Rap City: The Bassment. Host Big Tigger will discuss the important HIV testing information… Read more »



Jay-Z Goes Out On Top At Farewell Concert

Jay-Z held his farewell concert last night (November 25) at Madison Square Garden. The sold out show was a who’s who in rap and R&B music, featuring Beyonce, the Roc-A-Fella family, R.Kelly, Missy Elliot, Foxy Brown and Mary J. Blige. The concert highlighted the phenomenal success the Brooklyn born rapper has acheived. Jay-Z started the… Read more »



Xzibit Forms New Crew

LA rhymester Xzibit has formed Strong Arm Steady, a new group that includes San Diego’s Mitchy Slick, former Likwit member Phil The Agony and Krondon.Next year, X and the group will drop a DVD to introduce the collective and reveal their ways through shows and backstage. In addition, the DVD will include an exclusive mixtape… Read more »



Miami’s Pitbull Signs With TVT

Popular Miami rapper Pitbull has inked a long term deal with TVT Records, home to such southern acts as Ying Yang Twins and Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz. “The timing was just right with TVT. The label has its finger on the pulse of the South movement and I wanted to be a part… Read more »



Howard U Keeps Marching Band Out Of DMX Video

Howard University officials ruled that the prestigious school’s marching band could not appear in “We Bout to Blow,” a new video by rapper DMX.Franklin Chambers, Vice Provost of Student Affairs, said the school’s General Counsel did not have enough time to review the contract, due to the timing of the request.Chambers also said the historically… Read more »



DMC Reminisces Over Thanksgiving Dinner

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels will join disco diva Gloria Gaynor, former teen idol Debbie Gibson and Dee Snyder of rock group Twisted Sister on VH1’s first-ever “A Very Classic Thanksgiving.”VH1 invited the “classic” artists to eat food, drink wine, share Thanksgiving memories and discuss music.Highlights of the festivities will be played over a two day span… Read more »



The Source Criticizes Russell Simmons And HSAN

Source owner David Mays has decided to step down from the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network’s board of directors, alleging that Russell Simmons was irresponsible for his recent defense of Eminem. Last week, the magazine released a 10-year-old tape of a younger Marshall Mathers rapping disrespectfully about Black women and using the word ni**er. “Russell Simmons’… Read more »



Eminem Releases New Source Diss Song

In the latest in the war of words between Eminem and Ray “Benzino” Scott, three new songs by Eminem are circulating on the Internet, aimed at the Source magazine’s owners. On the first song “Bully”, Eminem accuses Benzino of extreme jealously and vowed that he would not back down from The Source magazine. “I’m withholding… Read more »



Run DMC Drops “Ultimate” Collection

Run DMC and Arista records has revisited past glories on a new CD/DVD titled called the Ultimate Run DMC,” a set which is currently in stores. The album is a dense collection of smashes from pioneering of Jam Master Jay, Run and DMC, including 18 songs, 14 video clips and a mini-documentary. The audio will… Read more »



Warner Music Group Sold For $2.6 Billion

Edgar Bronfman’s Lexa Partners and a group of investors have bought Warner Music Group for $2.6 billion in cash. The purchase has created one of the world’s largest independent record companies.Warner Music Group is home to such rappers as Missy Elliot, Nappy Roots, Fabolous, Sean Paul, T.I., Lil Kim and others.”Warner Music Group is one… Read more »



Ruff Ryders Give Back To Harlem On Thanksgiving

Rap label Ruff Ryders will give a Thanksgiving Dinner in Harlem, New York for homeless people, people in need and anyone in the community that simply wants to eat. The Lox, Drag-On, Jin and the entire Ruff Ryders family will attend the event, which will take place at Celebrity Seafood restaurant at 2492 8th Avenue,… Read more »



$25 Million Suit Against Diddy Tossed

A $25 million dollar lawsuit against Sean “P.Diddy” Combs was tossed out of Manhattan federal court, after the judge ruled the civil racketeering lawsuit had a “limitless number of deficiencies.” Kirk Burrowes,a former President of Bad Boy filed the lawsuit, alleging that Combs set up a network of thugs known as “The Enterprise” that dealt… Read more »