Stagga Lee’s An MVP

Rapper Stagga Lee has joined former C&C Music Factory producer Robert Clivilles and has formed the MVP All Stars. The group will release their debut album Hit The Spot, which will be released on the recently reactivated Casablanca Records, which is headed up by Tommy Mottola. In addition to Stagga Lee and Clivilles, the group… Read more »



Kool Moe Dee’s Top 10 Hip-Hop List

Kool Moe Dee’s book, “There’s A God On The Mic,” rates the top 50 emcee’s of all time, based on Moe Dee’s handpicked criteria, which includes technique, lyrics, originality, breath control and style.The book was supposed to have been in stores in September, but has been delayed for unspecified reasons. While the book has yet… Read more »



KRS Drops New Single, Disses Nelly

KRS-One has teamed with Warren G. and Japanese rapper Lil ‘ AI to drop the first single from the QD3 movie Beef. "Let’s Go (It’s A Movement") is hitting radio stations this week. A video shot by Casey Suchan is scheduled to hit BET, MTV and other outlets. “KRS is such an incredible person. I… Read more »



Rappers Take On Prison Industry

Raptivism Records is preparing to release the second installment of their groundbreaking series, No More Prisons. The album is the follow up to 1999’s debut, which features a variety of artists rhyming about the burgeoning prison industry, one of the fastest growing private sectors of business in the U.S. The latest installment of the series… Read more »



Unreleased Pac Songs On The Way

Four "unreleased" Tupac tracks featuring the Notorious B.I.G., Eminem and 50 Cent will hit stores in November on the latest posthumous set from the rapper. Tupac: Resurrection – Music From And Inspired By The Motion Picture features the Eminem produced lead off single, "Runnin’ (Dying To Live)," which features verses from both Pac and B.I.G…. Read more »



Daz Signs With So So Def

After moving tens of thousands of units through his Gangsta Advisory record label, Daz Dillinger has inked a deal with Jermaine Dupri’s So So Def imprint. "I signed him because I think he’s one of the most talented west coast artist’s," Dupri told "A lot of people don’t know that, so I am going… Read more »



Ying Yang Twins Shooting Second Video

Following the immense success of The Ying Yang Twins and Lil Jon and The Eastside Boyz collaboration "Get Low," the two groups will collaborate for Ying Yang’s latest single, "Salt Shaker." The single, described as an "ode to booty shaking unheard since Poison Clan’s ‘Shake What Cha Mama Gave Ya!" in 1992, is the second… Read more »



Wyclef Helps Family Of Deceased Toddler

Wyclef Jean will pay the funeral expenses for an 18 month old child who suffocated to death, after being trapped between his bunk bed and his bedroom wall in Brooklyn, New York. Jean’s generosity came after a story ran in the New York Daily News about the child, Daivon Richardson, who was sharing the bed… Read more »



Hip-Hop Album Questions September 11, War On Terror

Hard Knock Records has released What About US?, a critical response by various hip-hop artists and activists in regard to the 2001 September 11 attacks and the current "war on terror." The album features appearances by Zion I, Blackalicious, Hobo Junction, Cool Nuts featuring Bosko, Davey D., Michael Franti and Spearhead, Abstract Tribe Unique, The… Read more »



The World Famous Wakeup Show Coming To MTV

Sway and Tech’s World Famous Wake Up Show will make the move from syndicated radio to an MTV television show. The award winning hip-hop radio show that started in San Francisco in 1991, will make the move to MTV and debut this December. If enough people tune into the show, it could be added to… Read more »



Judge Tosses Contraband Indictement Against C-Murder

The Louisiana Supreme Court tossed out an indictment against Corey "C-Murder" Miller that accused him of smuggling contraband into the Jefferson Parish jail, after being accused of having a cellphone while incarcerated. The court ruled a provision in the state constitution unconstitutional. The provision gave local officials the ability to determine what items are considered… Read more »