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54th Platoon And FUBU Giveaway Turkey

Fubu Records 54th Platoon will be on hand in the 9th Ward in New Orleans, LA to personally hand out 1500 turkeys for Thanksgiving to families in need. The giveaway in New Orleans will coincide with a turkey giveaway that the owners of FUBU are providing in Jamaica, New York. FUBU has been doing the… Read more »

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Ice Cube Wants Friday Commercial Pulled

Ice Cube is attempting to pull a controversial commercial for his latest movie, "Friday After Next." The advertisement raised eyebrows when it displayed three African-American women in succession with the words "Ho, Ho, Ho" stamped over them. "It was done out of context [of the movie]," Cube told AllHipHop.com. "Marketing people to me are a**holes… Read more »

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Artists Rally Against Images Of Women In Rap Music

The Muslim Student Association of Sarah Lawrence College in New York has gathered a distinct group of activists, artists, and performers together to rally on Saturday, November 23, in response to the degrading images of women in mainstream rap music and popular culture. Jurrasic 5’s Akil, Jorge "Fabel" Pabon (Senior V.P. of the Rock Steady… Read more »

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Queen Latifah Arrested

Queen Latifah was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol, after police officers stopped her 2003 Cadillac Escalde in North Hollywood. Latifah was driving on U.S. 101 when Officers pulled her over shortly after 3:00 a.m. for making an unsafe lane change. Officers present said that the once they established contact with… Read more »

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Jay-Z Special To Air Tonight

Jay-Z will be the first rapper ever to be featured on 60 Minutes II. Bob Simon will speak with Jay-Z on his rise to fame, running Roc-A-Fella and other issues. "Filming 60 Minutes II was a different experience for me and for them," Jay-Z told AllHipHop.com. "We are introducing a whole new audience to hip-hop… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Makes History In Russia

Russia is scheduled to hold one of the biggest hip-hop concerts ever on Sunday, December 1, 2002 at Moscow’s Center On Tulskaya. With over 5,000 tickets sold, Wu-Tang member Capadonna and Remedy are making their first stop in Russia as they embark on the Hip-Hop Worldwide Nation-2 Tour. Additionally, on Wednesday, November 20 in New… Read more »

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Nelly, Eminem Go Head To Head For AMA’s

Rap artists dominated the nominations for the 30th American Music Awards yesterday in Beverly Hills. Universal’s Nelly and Eminem both led with four nominations each. Nelly’s Nellyville and Em’s The Eminem Show were both nominated for favorite male artist and album in the Pop/Rock category and the hip-hop/R&B category. Nappy Roots were nominated for Best… Read more »

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2Pac’s Voice Analyzed

The intro to 2Pac’s first posthumous Makaveli album has long been rumored to have the answer to the question—Who killed Tupac Shakur? The rumor states there is a faint voice heard mumbling seconds into the album is ‘Pac saying, “Suge shot me,” however on MTV’s “Big Urban Myth” show, the rumor was proved false. An… Read more »

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USA Today Writer Blasts Tupac, Hollywood

In an opinion piece that appeared in the nationally circulated USA Today, film critic Michael Medved blasted Tupac Shakur and what he called the show business tendency to "glorify violent and self-destructive black thugs." "Shakur’s long criminal record and the almost casual endorsement of violence in much of his music hardly make him a candidate… Read more »

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Kim Osorio Takes Charge Of The Source

Kim Osorio has been named Editor In Chief of the Source magazine, marking the first time since the magazine was founded in 1988, that a female has held the reigns at the long running hip-hop magazine. "I am honored that the Source has recognized my hard work and dedication over the years," Osorio told AllHipHop.com…. Read more »

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Sales Up For Def Jam, MCA, Universal

Vivendi Universal, the parent company of Universal Music Group, announced a rise in their earnings for the third quarter, however the music company continued to face losses despite releases from artists such as Eminem, Nelly and Cam’ron. Universal Music Group boasts an impressive roster of hip-hop artists that appear courtesy of labels such as Interscope,… Read more »

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Ja Rule Launching Clothing Line

According to published reports, Ja Rule will be the latest hip-hop artist to launch his own clothing line. The 26 year old rapper/actor/singer/songwriter will launch "Mogul," a clothing line Rule described as "high end, street apparel." Rule says that Mogul will appeal to everyone. He plans on launching a big womens/mens division of the line… Read more »

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JMJ Murder Stems From Drug Deal Gone Bad?

In a report printed yesterday in the New York Post, law enforcement sources contend that Jam Master Jay’s death was the result of a drug deal gone bad. The report stated that Curtis Scoon and JMJ went into a deal to purchase drugs but were ripped off, causing a rift between the pair. The police theory… Read more »

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Marley Marl, Pete Rock And Premier Join XM

XM Satellite Radio channel 66 RAW has added to their on-air talent roster three legends in hip-hop. Marley Marl, Pete Rock & DJ Premier have added the hip-hop show Future Flavas, which will air Friday’s and Sunday nights. Future Flavas started back in the mid ‘90’s on New York radio, WQHT Hot 97, and has… Read more »

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Authorities Ready To Arrest Suspect In JMJ Murder

According to sources, New York authorities will arrest Curtis Scoon in connection with the murder of Jam Master Jay in the next few days. Investigators found DNA evidence at the crime scene that may link Scoon to the murder. Scoon has refused to submit to questioning by authorities and has hired pricey New York attorney,… Read more »

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