Dougie Fresh Headlines Hip-Hop Forum

Doug E. Fresh will headline the National Hip-Hop Forum at the Cobo Center in Detroit, presented by the Freedom Institute for Economic, Social Justice and Political Empowerment. According to Reverend Wendell Anthony, chairman and founder of the institute, the forum will focus on the evolving business of Hip-Hop. "We are not just doing a summit… Read more »



Eminem Wins Domain Name Case

Eminem won a case against an Internet site using his name to sell mobile phones, ring tones and picture messages., run by British firm Visitair, was found guilty of violating the rapper’s trademarked name by the United Nation’s World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The domain was registered a year ago and sold various ring… Read more »



T.I. Sentenced To Three Years

T.I. was sentenced to three years in prison today (April 21) for violating his probation. The Atlanta based rapper turned himself in to authorities on March 30, due to what he described as numerous warrants. "Sometimes the past comes back to haunt you, you just gotta deal with those skeletons in your closet," the rapper… Read more »



The Roots Honored With Hero Award

Philadelphia Hip-Hop band The Roots will be honored with a Hero Award by the local chapter of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, the organization that awards Grammy’s. The group is being honored for their years of positive contribution to the creative community of Philadelphia. The group was one of the main Hip-Hop acts… Read more »



Murda Mamis Step Up Front

Hip-Hop collectives typically sport a token female to fill their group quota, but only the Murda Mamis can lay claim to an all-female roster that encompasses many aspects of the culture. “Murda Mami entertainment is a clique of girls, its like a movement,” DJ Lazy K, co-CEO of the organization, told “We support each… Read more »



Roc Supports Beanie, Verdict Approaches

As the attempted murder case of Roc-A-Fella rapper Beanie Sigel comes to a close, label CEO Dame Dash has released a statement proclaiming support for the Philadelphia rapper. A verdict is expected as early as tomorrow (Wednesday April 21). Of a trip to the Court of Common Pleas Monday, Dash says, “My partners Jay-Z, Kareem… Read more »



Diddy Taking Sean John To Women

Sean "P. Diddy" Combs is in the process of buying a financial stake in the designs of Zac Posen, who is labeled as one of New York’s hottest fashion designers. A partnership between the 24-year-old and Combs is expected to push his Sean John clothing label into the mainstream. "Urban" apparel is the fastest growing… Read more »



dead prez Arrest Update

According to dead prez group member M1, the entire group was arrested and charged with simple assault after authorities accused them of causing a disturbance on a United Airlines flight. "It’s still pending on what’s going to happen and even as to what the charges are," M1 told "But simply put we were attacked,… Read more »



New Sneakers For DJ Kid Capri

Famed DJ, Kid Capri has joined the list of high profile Hip-Hop acts that have their own sneaker line and revealed to a partnership with Italian company, Diadora.”At first Diadora wanted Ludacris, but my man Yomi [Martin] that runs Vokal [Nelly’s clothing line] also works for Diadora and he told them he wanted me,”… Read more »



MOP To Drop Hard Rock Album, Tour Dates

After causing mosh pits at countless hip-hop shows, Brooklyn’s own MOP is set to release a heavy metall album on May 25 through indie label, Fastlife/Blaze Records. The 12-cut self-titled album is collaboration with a Brooklyn rock act called Shiner Massive who will cover some of the group’s greatest songs and new material. These songs… Read more »