Snoop Sued Over Answering Machine Message

An answering machine message has gotten Snoop Dogg into trouble for the second time. According to court documents, the rapper is being sued by a man only known as "Joh Doe," in Los Angeles Superior Court. Doe, who resides in Compton, California, claims that Snoop used his voice unauthorized on "Pimp Slapp’d," which appears on… Read more »



Dame Dash Arrested, Son Brings Pot To School

Roc-A-Fella CEO Damon Dash was arrested yesterday on a warrant for "absconding with a subject child," after his son’s mother claimed he was taking the 11 year-old boy to live in California. The arrest comes amidst a custody battle between Dash and Linda Williams, the 11 year-old’s mother. On March 10, William’s claims that the… Read more »



Eazy E Passed 8 Years Ago Today, Krayzie Bone Comments

Today, March 26 1995 pioneering Compton, California rapper/executive Eazy E died from complications of AIDS just three weeks after being diagnosed. He was 31. Wright, who founded Ruthless Records’, is arguably one of the most influential figures in hip-hop history, helping to jumpstart "gangsta rap." Eazy was also one of the founders of N.W.A. "I… Read more »



De La Soul’s AOI 3 To Be Released Independently

De La Soul’s Maseo said that De La Soul’s third installment of the Artificial Intelligence series will be released independently, through his Bear Mountain Entertainment label. After splitting with Tommy Boy when the label folded, it was reported that the group had inked a four album deal with Elektra. "The group is not signed to… Read more »



Russell Simmons Launches New Pre-Paid Visa Card

Russell Simmons has launched UniRush Financial Services, a new joint venture between Simmons’ Rush Communications and Unifund Corporation, a leading leading buyer and seller of distressed debt and will launch the Rush Prepaid Visa Card. The new Rush Visa card will target people who don’t have checking accounts or relationships with traditional banking institutions. "Nearly… Read more »



D&D Selling Studio Equipment

D&D Studios will be selling off their studio equipment next week. Starting March 31, the sale will run until April 4. Speakers, mixing boards, turntables, plaques and more will be sold off during the five day sale. For an extensive item list, contact:l 718-388-8073 or email: On March 1, the studio that such producers… Read more »



Lyor Cohen And Def Jam Found Liable

On Friday (March 21), an 8 person jury in Manhattan federal court found Lyor Cohen, the Chairman of Island/Def Jam Music Group personally liable for fraud, willful copyright infringement, and wrongful interference with contract. The verdict stemmed from a lawsuit filed by TVT Records over an album by Cash Money Cliq. TVT claimed that Cohen… Read more »



Fabolous Arrested For Third Time

Fabolous was arrested for possession of a loaded semi-automatic firearm yesterday (March 24), according to police reports. This arrest marks the rapper’s third altercation in 2003. Fabolous, born John Jackson, reportedly attempted to perform at New York Club Webster Hall last night when club bouncers found a gun on the entertainer’s bodyguard during a routine… Read more »



MTV Bans ‘Violent’ Videos

MTV has banned music videos it deems to be violent for the duration of the US led military campaign against Iraq. Attempting to reciprocate the somber mood of their audience, MTV executives told World Entertainment News Network that “videos with words such as ‘bomb,’ ‘missile,’ ‘war’ or other sensitive words in the artist on song… Read more »



DMX Denied Entry Into Canada For Second Time

DMX has canceled another show at SaskPlace in Canada, making it the second time in three months that the rapper has canceled a show in the country. "Due to the intensified security crackdown in the United States, current travel restrictions due to the war in Iraq, and unwillingness of Canada’s government to allow DMX into… Read more »



Eve Teams With Reebok For New Ads

Reebok has tapped Eve to appear in two print advertisements promoting the Classic Oryx and the Classic Gold Medallist. In addition to the "Blonde Bombshell" print advertisements, Eve will team with Fabolous to perform an original :30 spot about Reebok Classic sneakers. The commercials features Eve and Fabolous emerging from TV monitors at Foot Locker… Read more »



Eminem: $40 Million Dollar Man

Hip-Hop phenomenon turn movie star, Eminem, has set yet another record, this time in the world of DVD’s. In only its first day of release, Eminem’s "8 Mile" DVD sold more than 2 million copies and broke the single day DVD sales record for an R-rated film. The DVD’s sales raked in a whopping $40… Read more »



P.Diddy Not Happy With War

Entrepreneur and entertainer Sean "P. Diddy" Combs recently voiced his displeasure with the war on Iraq. Combs learned of the war’s commencement while on stage in Miami and the hip-hop mogul was greatly startled by the announcement. "I was told that while I was onstage the war started. I’m definitely pro-peace, I’m anti-war. I’ve been… Read more »