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 »



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 »



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 . … Read more »



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 »



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 »



Shure Introducing ‘Vinyl Kombat’ DJ Competition

Shure, one of the leading suppliers of DJ related products, will introduce a new competition to the United States DJ battle scene, Vinyl Kombat.The competition differs in that it is open to all ages and audiences, under a “keep it clean premise” in which contestants are barred from using profanity during the battle.”We created Vinyl… Read more »



DJ Scratch Working On ‘Scratch-umentary”

DJ Scratch, longtime DJ for EPMD and general turntable wizard, is working on a “scratch-umentry” about his 20 plus years behind the turntables.”THE DJ: THE DJ Scratch Story” is a full length DVD documentary that narrates his life and those that Scratch has worked with over the years. Interviews with Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z, Redman, EPMD,… Read more »



Bad Boy To Reissue Biggie Debut

Sean “P.Diddy” Combs and Bad Boy Records announced today they would release a re-mastered version of Ready To Die, the seminal debut album of the Notorious B.I.G.The release coincides with both the ten-year anniversary of the album’s original release year (1994) and Biggie’s birthday, which was this past Friday, May 21st.The slain rapper would have… Read more »



Tony Yayo Released From Prison

Original G-Unit member Tony Yayo was released from a federal jail facility in New York yesterday, his second release from prison this year.The rapper had been in federal prison since early January for carrying a fake passport, which is a federal violation. The incident occurred one day after he was released from jail after serving… Read more »



Missy Elliott Cancels Concert Due To Terror Concerns

Entertainer Missy Elliott canceled a concert in Indonesia after warnings about terrorist attacks in the country. The U.S. Embassy in Jakarta warned Americans about the potential attacks in Indonesia, which has been the site of two major bombings. "We’ve sent out another warden message, which is a message to American citizens residing in Indonesia, about… Read more »



Snoop Dogg Files To Divorce Wife

Snoop Dogg and his wife of eight years are calling it quits according to published reports and divorce papers filed in Los Angeles late last week. According to the Associated Press, the rapper/actor officially filed for divorce from wife Shante Broadus in Los Angeles Superior Court on Friday. The rapper seeks joint custody of their… Read more »



Shyheim Launching Online Reality Series

Shyheim, an affiliate of Wu-Tang Clan, will launch an online reality series this week that will feature Hip-Hop luminaries like RZA, Method Man, Redman, Easy Mo Bee and others. On May 28, the reality show titled "Real Talk," will allow to watch Shyheim behind the scenes, in clubs, the studio, record company offices and his… Read more »