Ben Chavis Subpoenaed By NY Lobbying Commission

Minister Benjamin Chavis was subpoenaed by the state Lobbying Commission, seeking to find out how $300,000 in funds were spent, in an effort to change New York’s Rockefeller drug laws. According to the New York Post, the subpoena was issued after talks between the commission’s executive director David Grandeau and a lawyer for Simmons and… Read more »



Modeling Agency Files Lawsuit Against Eve

Eve was hit with a lawsuit by modeling agency Wilhelmina Artist Management, claiming the rapper failed to pay the agency their share of endorsement deals that they originally initiated. According to a lawsuit posted on, Wilhelmina claims that Eve and a company that she owns, Blondie Rockwell Inc. as well as manager Troy Carter… Read more »



Yukmouth Preparing New Album

Yukmouth is preparing to release a new album, Godzilla and finishing up the second installment of his DVD series, "United Ghettos." Godzilla features appearances by Kurupt, Dru Down, Devin The Dude, Bun B., C-Bo and Aaron Hall. The first single, "Nothin’ 2 A Bo$$," is currently getting rotation on California radio stations. Yukmouth is currently… Read more »



Rhymesayers Ink Worldwide Deal

Rhymesayers Entertainment and Atmosphere have signed a worldwide deal with Epitaph Records and after being courted by several major record labels, have opted to remain independent. The first release under the new deal will be a brand new full-length album from Atmosphere on September 23. Seven’s Travels, will be the fourth album for the duo,… Read more »



Producers Conference To Take Place In NYC

The 2nd Annual Ear to Da Streets Producer Conference is set to kick off September 17-19th in New York City. The event is designed to help aspiring producers network, learn and shop their product to the music industry. Various panels will discuss production techniques, legalities involved in music production and a showcase, where panelists and… Read more »



Chicago Police Apologize To Ice Cube

Today was not a good day for Ice Cube, as The Chicago Police Department issued the rapper/director a public apology for issuing alerts that described the alleged suspect of sexual assaults in the area as resembling the former N.W.A member. The police released the alert Sunday, only to have Chicago broadcast stations simultaneously run clips… Read more »



Black Eyed Peas Sign Worldwide Publishing Deal

The Black Eyed Peas recently inked a worldwide co-publishing deal with Cherry Lane Publishing, after a bidding war between several publishing companies over the rights to their latest album, Elephunk. "This year, we’ve been aggressively diversifying our client roster and signing the Black Eyed Peas fits perfectly into our business model," says Cherry Lane President,… Read more »



Pastor Troy Collaborates With Veteran R&B Singer

Atlanta’s Pastor Troy recently finished up a song with veteran R&B singer, Carl McIntosh, lead singer of the London based group Loose Ends. The two collaborated on a song, "Sittin’ On Thangs," which samples Loose Ends hit "Hanging On A String." McIntosh was in the United States when a friend played him Troy’s version of… Read more »



Jimmy Henchman And Bryce Wilson Form Czar Entertainment

Veteran hitmaker Jimmy Henchman has partnered with hit record producer Bryce Wilson (of R&B duo Groove Theory) to create a new record label, Czar Entertainment. "We will produce the music and shoot the videos and Sony will distribute and promote our product," says Czar CEO/Co-Founder Jimmy Henchmen, who is credited with orchestrating some 20 million… Read more »