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Skanbino Mob Member Trial Starts

Opening statements in the murder trial of Deion "Bone Skanless" Smith of the Skanbino Mob were heard Friday (September 6). Smith is facing murder and weapons charges for the May 21, 2001 murder of a Flint, Michigan man. According to the Flint police, they found Maurice Baker, 29, bleeding from gunshot wounds to his chest… Read more »

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Ludacris Responds To Pepsi, Plans A Rally

Ludacris has responded to Pepsi and their decision to dump him from their advertising roster, after the rappers lyrics came under fire on Bill Oreilly’s "The O’reilly Factor." The Atlanta based rapper said he will call on fans and artists to join him in an attempt to "create one voice and take it all back."… Read more »

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Spoken Word Tour Kicks Off

The "Underground Poets Railroad" spoken word tour kicked off last week. The show features poetry acts that vary from city to city as well as hip-hop artists Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, Professor Griff and DJ Jazzy Jeff. The tour kicked off Hattiesburg, Mississippi and will stop in Atlanta, Washington D.C. and New York. Producers… Read more »

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J. Lo Says Music Is Not Of Black Origin

Despite her work with such rappers as P.Diddy, Big Pun, Ja-Rule, Fat Joe, Nas and others, Jennifer Lopez recently sent a statement to the Music Of Black Origin Awards (MOBO) claiming that her music was not of black origin. The organization requested a song by Lopez for the 2002 MOBO album, a request Lopez denied…. Read more »

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South Park Mexican Hit With Lawsuit

Carlos "South Park Mexican" Coy, who was sentenced to 45 years in prison for molesting a girl, has been hit with a lawsuit by relatives who are seeking damages. According to sources, the multi-million dollar lawsuit was filed anonymously on Wednesday on behalf of the child. The victims father, who was a close friend of… Read more »

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Cops ‘Floundered’ Pac Case

The second segment of a two-part report by the Los Angeles Times alleges that the death of Tupac Shakur could’ve been solved, but wasn’t because of a series of police errors during the investigation and lack of cooperation from witnesses.   According to the report, the Las Vegas police department told reporter Chuck Philips that associates… Read more »

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The Estate Of BIG’s Family Refutes Story

The family of Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace issued a statement chiding the L.A. Times for irresponsible journalism. The executors of the estate are currently considering litigation against the newspaper. In an statement to Allhiphop.com, the family said: Statement: The family of Christopher Wallace has released the following statement: “The article which appeared today in… Read more »

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EXCLUSIVE: EDI Talks About Story On Pac

A report by the LA Times plans to reveal who they suspect killed Tupac Shakur six years ago. According to sources, the paper will implicate Christopher “The Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace as having a roll in the shooting of Shakur. Pulitzer Prize winning writer Chuck Philips wrote the story exposé. “I’m shocked at what [the reporter… Read more »

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Lil Flip To Sell Double CD For $5.99

Houston rapper Lil Flip is selling his major label double CD debut, A Living Legend, for $5.99. The LP, which hits shelves 8/27 on Sucka Free/Columbia, is being sold for 2 weeks at a lower price to thwart bootleggers and increase sales in the sluggish economy. "It’s a sales gimmick," Sucka Free Records CEO Duane… Read more »

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Hip-Hop Activists Arrested In Seattle

Just days after hosting Seattle’s first annual Hip Hop Summit and concert, featuring President & CEO of the Hip Hop Summit Action Network, Min. Benjamin Muhammad and Hip Hop duo Dead Prez, organizers Wyking Allah (Hon. Kwame Garrett), founder of the area’s recently established Seattle Hip Hop Summit Action Network Youth Council, and Hip Hop… Read more »

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Lawyer, CEO Respond To Rapper Drug Speculation

Carol Dorsey, CEO of Chopper City Records, has responded to speculation that B.G., former rapper for Cash Money Records, has been incarcerated for illegal drug use. Dorsey, who said she is also B.G.’s aunt, stated emphatically that the New Orleans rhymesayer is not in jail and no longer using drugs. "On false charges on him… Read more »

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Snoop’s All-Stars Ready For Whatever

In the recent past, Snoop Dogg has made his distaste for Suge Knight through songs like “Pimp Slap” and “Death Row Is Bitches”, but never really had the support of his peers. Until now. Although he isn’t asking for help against Knight, the Doggy Style All-Stars told Allhiphop.com they fully support their boss’ vendetta against… Read more »

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LA Times To Reveal Pac’s Killer

According to Page Six of the New York Post, The Los Angeles Times plans to disclose hip-hop martyr Tupac Shakur’s killer by name in a special report tomorrow (September 6). The two-part feature,which runs Friday and Saturday, will be released in accord with the 6th anniversary of the rapper’s murder. The feature will detail the… Read more »

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Beanie Sigel Launches Clothing Line

Beanie Sigel has launched his own line of clothing, State Property Wear, which distinguishes itself from other brands with hidden pockets and gun holsters. Sigel says his line will be the hottest Urban wear since Levi’s and described it as "hard everyday wear." "You know how you put your gun in your waistline and you… Read more »

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