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27th AMA Awards Nominees

In case you missed the 27th American Music awards, here is how Rap/Hip-Hop music did in the respective categories. The Artist or album that is bold and red is the one that won in that category. Favorite Rap Group: DMX Jay-Z Juvenile Favorite Male Artist (Pop): Lenny Kravitz Will Smith Ricky Martin Favorite Male Artist… Read more »

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Deathrow Comes To The Big Screen

Deathrow Records continues to make news headlines. The rise and fall of Deathrow has been chronicled for the big screen, and will be shown February 2nd at the Hollywood Black Film Festival in Los Angeles. The movie, titled Welcome To Deathrow, is not authorized by Deathrow and no input from Suge Knight or any Deathrow… Read more »

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36 Mafia Continues To Make Moves

36 Mafia continue to make moves.Their latest release, When The Smoke Clears: Sixty 6 Sixty 1 which was released on June 13 2000, is now certified platinum. The group is staying busy in the new year, with a number of projects slated. The group will drop a new album by Project Pat, a new album… Read more »

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Shyne’s Lyrics Are Put On Trial

Shyne’s were put on the stand during a pretrial hearing in court Wednesday (Jan. 10th). Arguments from both sides did not persuade Judge Charles Solomon from ruling on the matter. The judge asked both sides for written arguments before he made a ruling. The prosecution wants to use Shyne’s lyrics against him in cross examination…. Read more »

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Outkast Cancels Dates, Launches Clothing Line

Outkast has announced that they have cancelled their remaining European tour dates with Eminem, so group member Big Boi can witness his girlfriend give birth in the United States. Here are the dates that have been cancelled: Brussels, Belgium on Feb. 5; Paris on Feb. 6; Manchester, England on Feb. 8; Three London shows on… Read more »

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Jay-Z Hits USA Today

Jay-Z continues his assault on mainstream America. After releasing the double platinum album, The Dynasty and launching a new record label (Carter Faculty), Jay-Z will be on the cover of USA Weekend on January 28th. He will also be on Madtv in the next few weeks. Check out the official Jay-Z site, http://www.jayz.net for more… Read more »

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Xzibit Hits Number 1

Loud recording artist, Xzibit, who this year garnered a massive amount of attention across the country first on the “Up In Smoke” tour with super-producer Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Eminem and more recently on the “Anger Management” tour performing alongside Eminem, Limp Bizkit, and Papa Roach, DEBUTS at #1 with the Dr. Dre Executive… Read more »

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Eminem Fan Quotes Lyrics In Suicide Note

Eminem is drawing more unwanted controversy. A 17 year old fan committed suicide by throwing himself under a train. He had attached some of Eminem’s lyrics to his suicide note. According to reports, the note was found in a waste paper basket in David Hurcombe’s bedroom. He quoted songs from the song "Rock Bottom", a… Read more »

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Ludacris Hits The Road

Ludacris, who’s debut Def Jam South album Back For The First Time is certified platinum and was fueled by the Neptunes produced smash Southern Hospitality, is hitting the road with fellow ATLiens Outkast to spread some more Southern Hospitality. The 30 city tour begins on February 28th 2001. Here are the dates: Feb. 28th: House… Read more »

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Dr. Dre Turns Down Mike

Dr. Dre turned down an offer to work with the King Of Pop according to Sonicnet. After working on mega successful albums such as Eminem, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit and his own Dr. Dre 2001, Dre said he would rather work with new talent. Dre told MTV Radio at the American Music Awards: " Somebody approached… Read more »

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Sticky Fingaz Keeps Busy

Sticky Fingaz, who will release his debut solo album, “Black Trash: The Autobiography of Kirk Jones” on February 27, 2001 on Universal Records, has a parallel career as an actor and has, in fact, been acting almost as long as he has been rapping. At the Sundance Festival, he will be a featured performer in… Read more »

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Brooklyn Babylon’s Troubles

Brooklyn Babylon, the movie which stars The Roots own Tariq Trotter, premiered at The Slamdance Film festival in in the opening slot despite protests by the films domestic distributor, Artisan Entertainment. the hip-hop love story “Brooklyn Babylon” screened in the event’s prime slot on Saturday anyway. According to Artisan spokes people the movie’s producer, Off… Read more »

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CNN Want Off Of Tommy Boy

Capone-N-Noreaga are actively seeking to end their recording commitments to Tommy Boy Records. According to sources, the group is very unhappy with the way Tommy Boy promoted their last album, The Reunion, which reunited Noreaga with his partner Capone, who was incarcerated. Noreaga said: "This is our last album on Tommy Boy. Tommy Boy never… Read more »

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Xzibit Continues With Restless

Xzibit recently finished up his soon to be released DVD, Restless Exposed. The DVD is scheduled to included scenes from their Up In Smoke and Anger Management tour, and will feature footage with Limp Bizkit, Snoop Dogg, Eminem and Dr. Dre. It will also feature behind the scenes footage of the making of his video,… Read more »

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