Fat Joe On Grammy: Ready To Wild Out

Fat Joe is a man of many sentiments and, should he win a Grammy on Sunday Feb. 23, the heavyweight rapper said he will run through the full spectrum of positive emotions and rep for New York. “I don’t even know what I’ll do, [I’m going to] just wild out. It would be the first… Read more »



Ras Kass: A Fugitive From The Law?

Sources at Capitol/Priority Records have confirmed that Carson, CA rapper Ras Kass is a fugitive from the law. Ras, whose government name is John Austin III, didn’t appear for sentencing in Los Angeles over a month ago. The rapper was supposed to be sentenced for a third DUI conviction, and begin serving the state mandatory… Read more »



Sony Music Set To Slash Jobs, Restructure Label

According to sources, Sony Music Entertainment is readying a restructuring plan that will result in an estimated 1,000 jobs being slashed in an attempt to cut costs. The label will also trim their roster of artists. The restructuring plan would be the first major move of new Sony Music CEO Andrew Lack, who replaced CEO… Read more »



Bone Finds Harmony In ‘Home’

Cleveland’s Bone Thugs have restored harmony in their ranks and have moved forward with a new single with an unlikely ally – 80’s rock icon Phil Collins. The collaboration, “Home,” the current single from their Thug World Order set, almost didn’t happen due to early apprehension. The song is a play on Collins 1985 hit,… Read more »



Funkmaster Flex Coming To TNN

Hip-hop DJ Funkmaster Flex will join TNN this fall, as host of "The Funkmaster Flex Show," a new series that will take viewers into the world of celebrities and "hiphop car culture." The series will feature the most popular car shows in the country as well as the latest in automobile styling. Flex founded Team… Read more »



Chuck D: ‘War With Iraq About Money And Oil’

Chuck D. was guest speaker at Radford University’s Black History Month program yesterday (Feb. 18). The rapper spoke on the looming war with Iraq and accused U.S. leaders of ignoring the global opposition to the war. “Bush doesn’t listen to the people,” Chuck D. said. “I don’t know who he’s representing. The whole world is… Read more »



Rapper Sticky Fingaz Readies Sophomore Solo LP

Sticky Fingaz is preparing his sophomore solo set, Decade (But Wait, It Gets Worse), slated for an April 29th release. The album, which features production by Sticky and Aftermath beatsmith Scott Storch, is dedicated to the late Jam Master Jay. Sticky and Onyx released their debut 1993 album Bacdafucup, on Jam Master Jay’s JMJ Records… Read more »



Owner Of The Source Spars With Bill O’Reilly

The Source co-owner and founder Dave Mays, appeared on Bill O’Reilly’s "O’Reilly Factor" television show on Feb. 18., after the magazine criticized O’Reilly for his repeated commentaries on "thug rap," labeling him a "racist" and a "hypocrite" in the March issue of the magazine. "There are issues as far as what rap music’s impact is… Read more »



Fox Reprising Mister Ed Using Hip-Hop

Talking horse Mister Ed is going to make a television comeback after 36 years, but this time around the horse will lose his hillbilly accent. According to reports, producers at Fox TV have decided Mister Ed would be more marketable and popular if the talking horse adopted hip-hop lingo. The new version will be based… Read more »



Eve Enters Into Distribution Deal For Clothing Line

Eve has entered into a distribution deal with Innovo Azteca Apparel, who will design, market and distribute the rapper’s Fetish clothing line. The Fetish brand will be marketed to the junior and contemporary women’s market through better department and specialty stores. "Eve has become an influential fashion force, and we are excited to collaborate with… Read more »



New Jersey FBI Names Bank Robber After Eminem

In a less than flattering gesture, FBI officials have dubbed a bank robber who has knocked off 10 banks in New Jersey "Eminem," saying that the robber resembles the rap star. Officials claim the bank robber resembles Eminem due to the oversized ski caps and jackets that he wears when he robs a bank. When… Read more »



Raekwon Finalizing Deal, 3rd Solo LP

Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon has inked a multi album deal with IceWater, becoming Chief Creative Officer of the newly formed multimedia company. The company executives include members of Raekwon’s camp, along with top executives from Los Angeles based labels Vocab Records and Goodvibe Recordings. IceWater’s first order of business is to drop Raekwon’s hotly anticipated… Read more »