The Lox Still Ruff Ryders

When Lox members Sheek Louch, Jadakiss and Styles P. formed their D-Block label and inked a deal with Universal, rumors swirled that there was a rift between the trio and the label that the group is signed to, Ruff Ryders. "I don’t know where the rumors come from, B," Jadakiss said while feasting on some… Read more »



Kadafi’s Mother Speaks

"We have to start with the truth…my son was murdered," said Yaasmyn Fula, mother of Kadafi Fula. There have been various accounts of how Kadafi, one of Tupac’s Outlawz, was slain. Some theories state that he was killed in a freak accident with a firearm and others still maintain that he was murdered because he… Read more »



Baby Phat Launches Visa Card

Baby Phat’s Kimora Lee Simmons launched her new Baby Phat Prepaid Rush Visa Card, which sports the Baby Phat logo, is hot pink and offers card holders special discounts through the Baby Phat website. "I’m extremely excited to be partnering with my husband in introducing the new Baby Phat Card," said Kimora Lee said. "Through… Read more »



Comprehensive Review Guide For Hip-Hop Albums Drops

Hip-Hop journalist Oliver Wang has assembled over two dozen hip-hop critics around the world and has released "Classic Material, The Hip-Hop Album Guide," the first comprehensive review guide for hip-hop albums. "At the beginning of the year, if you walked into any bookstore in the country and tried to find any books dedicated to reviewing… Read more »



Lance “Un” Rivera Directs New Latifah Flick

Lance "Un" Rivera has switched hats, from record label CEO to movie director, jumping behind the lens for the Queen Latifah penned "The Cookout." Rivera, who used to hustle on the streets of New York with rapper Notorious B.I.G., headed up the Undeas, which he founded with Biggie and Untertainment, which at one point had… Read more »



State Ends Settlement Talks With Simmons

The New York State Lobbying Commission ended settlement talks with Russell Simmons and Benjamin Chavis, of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. The settlement talks were in relation to a federal lawsuit Simmons and Chavis filed contesting the states rights to investigate whether or not Simmons, Chavis and the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network were illegally lobbying… Read more »



Cigar Makers Go After P.Diddy

Sean "P.Diddy" Combs is being sued by cigar maker Moore & Bode, after featuring the pricey cigar maker’s product in the video for "Shake Ya Tail Feather." In legal papers filed last week, Moore & Bode claim that footage in the video features workers rolling the cigars and said that the rolling process involves secret… Read more »



Queen Latifah Tapped To Host Vibe Awards

Queen Latifah will host Vibe Magazine’s Vibe Awards, which are scheduled to take place November 21 and will be broadcast on UPN. The event, which has yet to release nominees, presenters, performances or even a location, will celebrate "innovation, cutting-edge presentation and genre expanding work in urban music. In related news, the ten year old… Read more »



Gangsta Boo Clarifies 36 Mafia Comments

Gangsta Boo has stepped forward to clear up confusion regarding a recent interview on, which became the subject of intense scrutiny on radio stations throughout the South. "In my hometown [of Memphis], there was some misunderstanding like I was hating on my former group and that’s not the case," Boo clarified with "They… Read more »



Bow Wow And Will Smith Team Up For “Mr. Prez”

Rapper Bow Wow has teamed with Will Smith’s Overbrook Entertainment and will star along side Will Smith in a new flick, "Mr. Prez." The movie centers on a teenager from Philadelphia, who becomes President of The United States for the day after winning an essay contest. In related news, the rapper, who said that he… Read more »



Redman Busted In Norway Airport

Redman was busted with marijuana at Oslo’s airport in Norway this week. The Jersey bred rapper was arriving from on a flight from Amsterdam, where marijuana is legal, when dogs trained to sniff for the drugs, honed in on him.The rapper has been touring Europe for some months now and was slated to perform in… Read more »