J-Live Leaves Record Label, Preparing New Album

J-Live has ended his year long relationship with record label Coup D’Etat Entertainment. While J-Live was signed to the label, the partnership produced the critically acclaimed album All Of The Above. "My plan was and still is to release my next album, The Hear After this Fall and my main concern is to produce the… Read more »


Nelly And Eminem Dominate Grammy Nominations

Nelly and Eminem each racked up 5 nominations, increasing their chances at snagging a prestigious Grammy award. Both Nelly and Eminem will compete for album of the year (Nellyville vs. The Eminem Show), and for best single of the year ("Without Me" vs. "Dilemma"). Other rappers that have been nominated include Fat Joe, Common, who… Read more »



Lil’ Cease Pleads Guilty To Gun Charges

LilÂ’ Cease, Junior Mafia member and rhymester down with the late Notorious B.I.G., was placed on five years probation Monday after submitting a guilty plea in conjunction with gun possession charges stemming from an August 2001 shootout. According to police reports the shooting was caused because a man was talking too loud on a cell… Read more »



Jay-Z First Rapper To Perform On Showtime

Jay-Z will be the first rapper to perform on pay channel Showtime, Saturday, February 22, 2003 from Memphis Tennessee. Jay-Z and other Roc-A-Fella family members are slated to perform before former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson returns to the ring to fight Clifford Etienne. The concert is being held at the Mid South Coliseum and is… Read more »



Common Set To Make Television Acting Debut

Rapper Common makes his television acting debut Monday January 6 on UPN’s hit television series, "Girlfriends." The episode focuses on Lynn, who falls for a spoken word artist played by Saul Williams. When she finds out he is celibate, she loses interest. Common’s character makes her promiscuity public during a poetic performance. Common’s latest album,… Read more »



50 Cent Says He Isn’t Out For Trouble

50 Cent and Lloyd Banks were released from police custody after they were arrested for gun charges in front of a nightclub in Manhattan New York early Tuesday (Dec 31) morning. 50 Cent posted $10,000 bond on Tuesday, while Bank’s amount was lower. All of the suspects were released with the exception of Jean Bernard,… Read more »



Queen Latifah’s DUI Arraignment Postponed

Queen Latifah’s arraignment for drunk driving charges has been postponed until January 15. Latifah was busted last month in Hollywood. Latifah was driving her 2003 Cadillac Escalde along the Hollywood Freeway when an officer spotted her making an unsafe lane change. Latifah failed a sobriety test and was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Latifah will… Read more »