News

dailynews

Jacob The Jeweler Launches Dot Com

Jacob The Jeweler, long time provider of customized jewels to the Hip-Hop community, is taking his company online, offering his collection on the Internet. http://www.jacobthejeweler.com launched yesterday with a variety of earrings, rings, bracelet, accessories, customized diamond encrusted dog-tags, as well as Kanye West’s line of Jesus pendants. Jacob has designed jeweler for such celebrities… Read more »

More

dailynews

Tommy Hill Of RAM Squad Cooperating With FBI

John Wilson, better known as "Tommy Hill" and member of popular Philadelphia group R.A.M. Squad, pleaded guilty to cocaine charges yesterday (June 3) and is cooperating with federal authorities. "I did what I did," Wilson told the judge yesterday before pleading guilty. "I know it was wrong. I just want to get this behind me… Read more »

More

loon

Hip-Hop Stars Urge ‘Regime Change’ At Ohio Summit

Russell Simmons led an all-star Hip-Hop cast at the Ohio Hip-Hop Summit today (June 3), encouraging potential voters to vote in order to accomplish “regime change” in the United States.”It’s possible that Ohio will pick the next president,” Simmons said. “The biggest power in America today is Hip-Hop. Hip-Hop is more respected than President George… Read more »

More

cormega-2

Cormega, Ghostface, MOP To Rock Summer Tours

Cormega and Ghostface are about to hit the road together in their highly anticipated national tour. The tour begins on Sunday, June 6th at New York’s Knitting Factory and will continue for 16 dates until June 29. Cormega said that touring with Ghostface was exciting to him as a fan and artist. “Ghostface is one… Read more »

More

justblaze

Just Blaze Readies Label, Just Not Standard Thug Rap

Producer Just Blaze is preparing to take his successes and move them to another level of the industry – his own recording label. He crafted beats for the greats of our time like Jay-Z, Usher, Memphis Bleek, Shaggy, Nelly Fabolous, Snoop Dogg, the Roc-A-Fella crew, Faith Evans and others, but now the New Jersey-born producer… Read more »

More

lilkim2

No N.J. Ladies’ Night

The rap song “Ladies’ Night” was a Grammy-nominated Hip-Hop hit that featured Lil’ Kim, Left Eye and Angie Martinez, but the state of New Jersey has opted to go against that grain. The state enacted a new law that bans bars and clubs from promoting so-called ‘ladies’ night,’ citing gender discrimination. The state ruled that… Read more »

More

pdiddy

Judge Rules In Favor Of P. Diddy

A $450,000 civil judgment against Sean "P. Diddy" Combs was overturned yesterday in Raleigh, North Carolina. Limousine driver Cedrick Bobby Lemon filed a lawsuit against Combs in relation to an incident in 1995. Lemon claimed he was assaulted by bodyguards Combs had hired to protect Mary J. Blige at a concert in Winston-Salem. Lemon claimed… Read more »

More

jermainedupri2

Jermaine Dupri Hosts ESPN2’s ‘Block Party’

ESPN2’s "Block Party" makes its return tonight (June 1) at 7:00 pm. The new season features fresh 2004 episodes of "Street Ball: The AND 1 Mix Tape Tour." Jermaine Dupri hosts "Cuttin1 Up," the barbershop segment & "The Hook Up," which pairs athletes & celebrities for a day-in-the-life swap. "Block Party" will air in two-hour… Read more »

More

snoopdogg

Soul Plane Opens, MGM Executive Defends Movie

After raking in $5.7 million over the holiday weekend, "Soul Plane" appeared to stall at the theaters to the glee of critics, but its defenders claim people are taking the imagery far too seriously. The movie, which was shot on a budget of $16.5 million, drew harsh criticism from various African-American watch groups, as well… Read more »

More

lilkim2

Lil Kim Drops Queen B Royalty Watch

In recent years, Lil’ Kim has exemplified the glamour that has overtaken Hip-Hop’s female upper crust and now she is letting the culture know what time it is with her own line of watches. The Queen B Royalty Watch, the rapper’s signature line, will flaunt an alluring design with a face that is bordered with… Read more »

More

bizzybone

Bizzy Bone Shooting Pilot For Reality Show

Bizzy Bone has been tapped to host the pilot for a new reality show, “Freshout.”The pilot for the show is scheduled to be shot at the Sony Urban Music Conference, which takes place Saturday, July 17th.Viewers will go behind-the-scenes with hopeful stars to see what it takes to make it in the music business.Several artists… Read more »

More

methodman

Critics Come Down On ‘Soul Plane’

Many leaders in the Black community are livid over MGM’s alleged refusal to discuss the stereotypical imagery in their movie “Soul Plane.”  “The failure of MGM officials to address the legitimate concerns of film patrons about ‘Soul Plane’ is offensive and insulting," Earl Ofari Hutchinson of the National Alliance for Positive Action told eurweb.com . … Read more »

More

pimpjuicecan

Pimp Juice Goes International

Nelly may not have a hit record on the charts at the moment, but his Pimp Juice energy drink that caused minor outcries in the United States due to the name, is flying off the shelves in other countries.Fillmore Street Brewery, the company behind the drink, reports that the Pimp Juice is selling well in… Read more »

More

msdynamite

UK Hip-Hop Unites To Battle Violence

The first volume of the Urban Voice series in the United Kingdom was recently released, with a variety of Hip-Hop, R&B, Jazz and Gospel artists.Urban Voice UK was set up five years ago in conjunction with the government, to help change the outlook of youth in areas where gun crime is prevalent.The goal of the… Read more »

More