Trina Speaks To The Kids

Trina spoke to almost 50 children in Cincinnati’s troubled Over-The Rhine neighborhood, which was the scene of riots in April of 2001, due to police brutality. Trina appeared at the Over-The-Rhine Community Center before a performance at Tequila’s Night Club. Her appearance is part of an effort by the Peace Down The Way Coalition and… Read more »



Snoop Grants Sick Teenager His Wish

Snoop Dogg granted terminally ill, 17 year-old Branson Walker of Ohio, his wish of meeting the rapper. The Special Wish Foundation gave Walker three wishes and his first was to meet Snoop Dogg. "I did this because all it is is me meeting one of my biggest fans," Snoop told "Time is what I… Read more »



Kingpin Skinny Pimp A ‘Premier Player’

Memphis rapper Kingpin Skinny Pimp has been nominated for the Premier Rapper Award at the 18th Annual Premier Player Awards. The awards are hosted by the Memphis Chapter of the Recording Academy. "I been doing this for a long time and I am just glad that my records haven’t gone unnoticed. I know Memphis loves… Read more »



Black Circle Hits The Road With Onyx, Juvenile

Representing the Washington DC and Maryland area, emerging rap collective, Black Circle will be officially introduced during two consecutive national tours this Spring 2003 and are readying their debut album, Armageddon. The first will feature Black Circle as openers for The Spring Break Tour featuring former Cash Money Millionaire, Juvenile. The group will then hit… Read more »



Master P Set To Launch Internet Service

Master P’s personalized internet service is scheduled launch tomorrow at 5 P.M. pacific time. Known as an ESP, the personalized internet service will have an e-commerce area that will feature the P-Miller shoe collection, and other Master P merchandise. Amen Ra Films, under the direction of Freeman White and owned by Wesley Snipes, is based… Read more »



NBA Live Goes Platinum

Popular video game publisher Electronic Arts announced this past Friday that the soundtrack to its “NBA Live 2003,” has been certified platinum, making it the best selling video game soundtrack ever. The soundtrack, featuring Snoop Dogg and Busta Rhymes, was released last October, packaged along with the game on a separate CD. Sales of the… Read more »



RZA Gets Ready For W.A.R.

Wu-Tang’s RZA is preparing to go to W.A.R., in the form of his new album, The World According To RZA, a long anticipated collaboration of European and US artists. RZA said that in recording the album, he traveled through various European countries seeking out grass roots hip-hop artists, giving them some of the renowned producer’s… Read more »



C-Bo Signs New Deal, Working On 14th Solo LP

West coast veteran Sean "C-Bo" Thomas, CEO of West Coast Mafia Entertainment, has inked a North American distribution deal with Navarre Corporation. C-Bo’s, who has worked with such artists as Tupac, Master P, Too $hort, E-40, Scarface and others, has a rap career that has spanned over a decade. He has 13 solo releases and… Read more »



Eminem Reps For Detroit, Rappers Battle It Out

Eminem represented for Detroit last Thursday at St. Andrew’s Shelter, where battle scenes from the "8 Mile" were filmed. Mekhi Phifer, Xzibit, Mitchy Slick, Stronghold and D-12 joined Eminem on stage as the rapper performed his hit Academy Award nominated single, "Lose Yourself." "I just wanted to bring that reality to life," Phifer told… Read more »



Fredro Starr Readies New Solo Album

Rapper Fredro Starr is readying the release of his second solo album, Don’t Get Mad, Get Money. Fredro, who appears in the upcoming film "Torque" with Ice Cube, is also planning a 25 city tour to support the album. "This album is a lighter Fredro, it’s more of a party album," Starr said. The first… Read more »



Ja-Rule Hands Out $50’s

Ja-Rule surprised fans on his Australian tour, by handing out autographed $50 bills. 32 fans met with the rapper backstage, prior to a concert in Melbourne. According to reports, it was the first time that Rule has done the charitable act of handing out money. Ja-Rule, Ashanti and Benzino are touring Austraila. The next dates… Read more »


puffy3 Hacked

Hackers have struck on the net again, this time accessing P.Diddy’s Sean John website, labeling the popular hip-hop mogul a homosexual and attributing the hack to Suge Knight. The hackers claim that Puffy killed Biggie and calls for the release of rapper Shyne, currently incarcerated. The unknown hackers posted links to and warned that… Read more »



Poe Boy Records: Doing It Independently

Miami based Poe Boy Records hopes is ready to release their hip-hop and R&B acts nationwide and completely independent. "Frankly we don’t care if we get picked up by a major label," CEO E-Class said. "The philosophy at Poe Boy Records is ‘the boutique label pays for their own music production and sells records through… Read more »