No Truth To Dirt McGirt Rumors

Rumors circulating on the internet about the arrest of Dirt McGirt, formerly known as Ol’ Dirty Bastard, are not true, according to Dirty’s manager Jarred Weisfeld. It was reported that Dirt, who was released from jail and signed a deal with Jay-Z’s Roc-A-Fella Records, violated the terms of his probation when he was caught with… Read more »



Scipio Sweeps Showcase

Rapper Scipio, who hails from Los Angeles, California, swept a hip-hop talent showcase last week at the Showtime/Interscope Records premiere party for the pay cable channel’s network, "The Next Episode." Scipio took home the trophy for best unsigned artist. “Phones are goin crazy over here," Scipio said. “I just have to play my cards right… Read more »



Diddy To Hand Over $1 Million

Sean "P.Diddy" Combs is heading to City Hall in Manhattan today to give Mayor Bloomberg half of the $ 2 million dollars he raised for charity, by running the 2003 New York Marathon. Combs will present the Mayor with a $1 million dollar check, which he plegded to donate to the New York City public… Read more »



Universal Zulu Nation 30th Annivesary Recap

Hip-hop was alive, well and thriving this past weekend at the Zulu 30th Anniversary weekend celebration.The three days of festivities began with a cornucopia of Hip-hop culture at the National Black Theatre in Harlem that included underground and old-school MC performances, B-Boy ciphers, a Graffiti gallery and legendary DJs on the wheels of steel.Friday night’s… Read more »



A Movie And New Double CD From Pac

Afeni Shakur, mother of slain rapper Tupac, is planning to release another posthumous double CD of all new material from her son, who was gunned down in 1996 in Las Vegas. In addition, Shakur is also planning to produce a screenplay, “Live To Tell,” which her son wrote during his 11-month incarceration. “We are going… Read more »



Jay-Z Readies “Black Shoe”

Jay-Z is gearing up to release The Black Album this Friday. On November 28th, the rapper will release his black shoe, the latest installment of his "S.Carter Collection by Rbk." The latest line from the S.Carter Collection will come in black, green/red for men and children and black and pink for women. "It’s a beautiful… Read more »



Luke Banned From Performing In South Carolina

Luther Campbell avoided jail time after pleading guilty to an obscenity charge after a performance at a North Charleston nightclub last year. Judge James Williams suspended a six-month jail sentence and banished the rapper/mogul from making paid appearances in the state of South Carolina for five years. Two other charges were dropped, but could be… Read more »



Anthony “Wolf” Jones Gunned Down In Atlanta

Anthony "Wolf" Jones, 36, and another man were gunned down outside of a night club in Atlanta, according to sources. Jones and Lamont Gurdy were shot and killed during the incident, which occurred in the Buckhead area early Tuesday morning. Jones served as Sean "P.Diddy" Combs’ bodyguard for a number of years. Jones and Combs… Read more »



50 Cent Performance Draws Complaints

50 Cent raised eyebrows at a performance in St. Petersburg, Florida during the Urban Car Show tour, which was cosponsored by the city of St. Petersburg.The show, which drew 5,300 people, also produced numerous complaints to officials, who were bombarded with calls and e-mails about the noise and profanity.John Claude Bodziak, who organized the St…. Read more »



Rah Digga, Wendy Day, Others Discuss Hip-Hop Journalism

In celebration of Hip-Hop History Month, the Art Sanctuary in Philadelphia will host "State Of The Art: Hip-Hop Journalism" at the Church Of The Advocate in Philadelphia, on November 12. Rah Digga, publicist Biff Warren, Journalists Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, Toure, Tonya Pendleton, James Spady and Rap Coalition’s Wendy Day will all participate in a panel… Read more »



S.O.B.’s And AllHipHop Launch “Plain Rap” Series In New York

KRS-One launched the weekly rap series, "Plain Rap" at S.O.B.’s in New York City. The "Plain Rap" series is a new weekly event between S.O.B.’s and AllHipHop, showcasing various established hip-hop artists, paired with upcoming talent.</ "S.O.B.’s is representing the true hip-hop," KRS-One told "They helped make the show a success." Kool Keith, Jeru,… Read more »