Hot 97’s Summer Jam Wrap Up

Despite the cold weather and rain, Hot 97’s tenth annual Summer Jam concert drew over 50,000 people to Giants Stadium last night to see some of their favorite rappers perform. While Clipse, Fabolous, Lil Kim along with Mobb Deep, Sean Paul and others took to the stage, Nas, Busta Rhymes, Eminem and 50 Cent were… Read more »



After A Year, Slick Rick Still Locked Down

Today marks the one year anniversary of Slick Rick’s detention in a Bradenton, Florida prison by the INS. Rick’s case has been on hold since March, awaiting Judge Kimba Woods’ decision on whether or not he can stay in the United States. "Rick can’t get that year back," Rick’s publicist Bill Adler told "He… Read more »



Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff Sentenced To 37 Months

Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff was sentenced to 37 months in prison for illegally possessing a handgun as a convicted felon at a firing range in Maryland. "There’s no reason for you to keep your skills up," U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz told McGriff after he was sentenced. McGriff is under investigation by the federal government… Read more »



Steve Rifkin Starts Clothing Line

The ubiquitous hip-hop clothing market will be receiving a new addition by Steve Rifkind, founder of Loud Records, who will debut Street Team geared for males and the counterpart, S.Team targeted to females. Koral Industries inked the deal to partner with Rifkind; they are best known as the home to high-end jeanswear company Seven. Rifkind… Read more »



Ice Cube To Star In New Comedy

Ice Cube has signed on to star in what is described as a road trip comedy, "Are We There Yet." Cube will star as a playboy bachelor named Nick, who is dating a single mother of two children who dislike the men that their mother dates. When Cube’s girlfriend is stuck working on New Year’s… Read more »



Eminem Wins At MTV Movie Awards

Eminem snagged two MTV Movie Awards on Saturday at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, for his performance in "8 Mile." Eminem took honors for best male performance and best breakthrough male performance for his role as "Rabbit" in the semi-autobiographical film. Because he was absent, Eminem pre-taped two messages for the crowd. "I heard… Read more »



Black Eyed Peas Take On Grueling Tour Schedule

The Black Eyed Peas are working hard to promote their newest endeavor, Elephunk, by hitting the road for a grueling tour. "We love going on the road and touring," group member will i. am said. "We’re always asking the record company, ‘What tours are we doing this summer this fall? School’s getting ready to start… Read more »



The Roots, Common,Kanye Unite With Cuban Rap

The Roots, Common, Tony Touch, Soul Live, J-Live, Kanye West and others plan to convene with several Cuban hip-hop artists in an effort to push cultural exchange at Harlem’s Apollo Theater. On June 9, the American artists will meld talents with Cuba’s finest like Doble Filo and Obsesion The cultural exchanges are hardly new, claims… Read more »



Hip-Hop Summit Going To Denver

Russell Simmons and his Hip-Hop Summit Action Network are poised to bring the next summit to Colorado, tentatively scheduled for this fall. The focus for the subsequent summit this fall will be “Youth and Empowerment,” as Benjamin Chavis, president of the HHSA, told the Denver Post, “It’s in the context of encouraging young people to… Read more »



A Tribe Called Quest Reunites

A Tribe Called Quest will hit the studio starting in July to start recording for their reunion album. According to Phife, the death of Jam Master Jay is the reason the group has reunited. "What really brought it to the forefront was the whole Jam Master Jay thing," Phife told "We just wanted to… Read more »



LL Cool J Seeking New Label

According to reports, LL Cool J, the first artist to release a record on Def Jam, is actively seeking a new home to release records, after his proposed $20 million dollar deal with Def Jam was shot down by executives. While the deal that LL sought didn’t happen, the rapper is still in negotiations with… Read more »