Jermaine Dupri New Owner Of Vodka Company

Hip-Hop mogul Jermaine Dupri has become the co-owner of his own liquor brand, 3 Vodka, joining the growing legion of rappers that are expanding into the lucrative spirits business. Dupri became interested in the 3 Vodka Distilling Company after being amazed by its unique taste, as it is the only Vodka that is distilled from… Read more »



Pamela Anderson Gets Down With Hip-Hop

Model/actress Pamela Anderson will step into the world of Hip-Hop, as she plays host on West Coast producer Damizza’s latest mixtape. Anderson is featured on “Damizza Presents: The Baby Ree Mixtape Volume 2,” which features new material from DJ Quik, Butch Cassidy, Jadakiss, G-Unit, Roscoe, Conway and other artists. “With Pam hosting it and having… Read more »



Jay-Z, Rick James Honored By Ascap

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will honor Jay-Z and Rick James with the performance agency’s Golden Note Award during the 17th Annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Heritage Awards. The invitation-only awards dinner will take place June 28 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The event honors the top… Read more »



Marc Ecko To Release Video Game With Atari

Hip-Hop clothing designer Marc Ecko has entered into a joint venture with Atari and the union will produce a video game based on Hip-Hop and graffiti art. "Marc Ecko’s Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure," will revolutionize the urban genre, according to Ecko. "This game will be genre defining. Revolutionary. We will put the flag in… Read more »



Reebok Pushes Up S.Carter Sneak Release Date

Reebok and Jay-Z have paired up again for the second installment of the S.Carter Collection by RBK, which will feature the S.Carter II and the S.Carter Tennis, the sneaker giant announced yesterday. After a successful launch of the signature shoe last year, it was an easy decision for Reebok to partner with the retiring rapper… Read more »



‘Soundwalk’ CD Series Focuses On Hip-Hop

Various Hip-Hop legends have contributed to The Bronx Soundwalk, an upcoming triple CD that takes listeners back to the birth place of Hip-Hop using music and interviews with legends of the Hip-Hop culture.Jazzy Jay, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool DJ Red Alert and others are featured on the conceptual CD, which focuses on three significant areas in… Read more »



Ras Kass Sues Priority

Lawyers for incarcerated rapper Ras Kass filed a civil complaint against Priority Records yesterday in Los Angeles County Superior Court citing a recording contract that binds him unreasonably. Ras Kass is arguing that Priority has unfairly kept him in his contract for an extended period of time and that Priority Records, Capitol Records and EMI… Read more »



States To Sue Over Tobacco Giant

Over 24 states in America aim to sue tobacco giant Brown & Williamson over a marketing campaign that leaned heavily on Hip-Hop to market cigarettes and allegedly targeted youth under the legal smoking age of 18.New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer sent a letter to Brown & Williamson revealing that the states intended to sue… Read more »



Rappers Submit Work For Inspirational Book

Rappers David Banner, Slick Rick and Ras Kass are among the celebrities that are entering their works for the sequel to the best-selling book “The Right Words at The Right Time.” Simon and Schuster and author Marlo Thomas, creators of the inspirational book, are seeking submissions for the follow-up to the original New York Times… Read more »



Andre 3000 Negotiating Series With Cartoon Network

Andre 3000 of Outkast is negotiating with the Cartoon Network to develop his own project for the cable channel. The rapper is developing an untitled half-hour cartoon that may be featured on Cartoon Network’s "Adult Swim" program, a more mature evening telecast. The eccentric rapper’s own life is reportedly the inspiration for the cartoon and… Read more »



50 Cent Performance Turns Into Chaos

A concert in Springfield, Massachusetts featuring 50 Cent Saturday morning spiraled out of control, according to local news reports.After a performance at the Hippodrome, a large disturbance broke out, resulting in the arrest of two patrons.Reports said 50 Cent jumped from the stage and started fighting with two people after someone in the crowd threw… Read more »