Marriage In Jermaine Dupri’s Future

Jermaine Dupri announced that he intends to marry his love interest, Janet Jackson. The hip-hop mogul declared his love for Jackson on Ryan Seacrest’s syndicated Los Angeles radio show. "I want to marry her. I’m not going to mess this up. I would like to be with her forever," Dupri said. When the two take… Read more »



Twista Dumped From Alabama Music Festival Due To Lyrics

Twista was dropped from an Alabama music festival, after city officials threatened to withhold $200,000 from the event if the rapper performed. Five commissioners in Jefferson County agreed yesterday (March 25) that they would not provide public money for the City Stages festival that is scheduled to take place during Fathers Day weekend in June… Read more »



AllHipHop’s Social Lounge Takes Off’s first Social Lounge kicked off at S.O.B.’s in New York City last night.A panel of Hip-Hop industry professionals took part in a discussion of issues that are relevant to the Hip-Hop community.Early in the show, DJ Lazy K, CEO of the Murda Mamis, spun hit records that got the adrenalin pumping for the panelists.Rapper… Read more »



Wyclef Shooting Video To Support Haiti

Wyclef Jean will team with Buju Banton, Scarface and Haitian group T-Vice to shoot a video in Miami, showing support for Haiti and the entire Caribbean. The video for "Next Generation" and "Party By the Sea" will be shot in the Little Haiti section of Miami and will produce a realistic depiction of Caribbean islanders…. Read more »



Eminem’s Ex-Wife Sent To Jail

Eminem’s ex-wife is back in jail, after she dropped out of a court-ordered drug treatment program, official allege. Kim Mathers was released from jail on March 1 and ordered to attend the drug program after she was convicted of using cocaine, while on probation. She was ordered to serve 30 days in county jail and… Read more »



Music Industry Continues Consolidation

BMG North America cut over 150 jobs yesterday in an attempt to increase profitability and reduce redundancies within its U.S. labels. Under the new structure, LaFace Records and So So Def Records will be relocated within the newly formed Zomba Label Group, Clive Davis announced yesterday. "This new structure underscores our deep commitment to preserving… Read more »



Neptunes Heading To Interscope

The Neptunes have defected from Arista, moving their Star Trak label to Jimmy Iovine’s powerhouse label, Interscope.The Grammy Award winning duo will ink a deal worth an estimated $5 million dollars.Under their new deal, Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo will continue to sign and produce Star Trak artists, as well as acts on Interscope and… Read more »


Nelly’s Camp Warns Of Apple Bottom Imposters

Nelly’s camp is warning fans to be aware of unofficial Apple Bottom model searches, after a fraudulent event took place on March 21 in Oakland, California.Urban Trenz, an urban retailer, staged a false and illegal “Apple Bottoms Model Search” at Kimballs Carnival on Sunday, March 21, 2004.”This event was in no way affiliated with Apple… Read more »



DJ Infamous Designs Custom Mixer

DJ Infamous of the Allies has teamed with Stanton Magnetics to create the new SA-5 Allies All-Star Beatdown Mixer.The mixer, officially sanctioned by the annual Allies All-Star Beatdown, was custom designed to meet their high standards.The mixer has no knobs, just faders, making it the first battle mixer that doesn’t have a single rotary knob.Stanton… Read more »



Kurupt Prepares First Death Row LP Since 1996

Kurupt is preparing to release Death Row Presents Kurupt – Against The Grain, his first album of all-new material for Death Row since 1996.Incarcerated Death Row CEO Suge Knight labeled the album as historic for both Kurupt and Death Row.”It’s the first all-new album from a Death Row artist since 1996, and for Kurupt, it’s… Read more »



Busta Rhymes Gets Probation For 2002 Incident

Busta Rhymes was sentenced to six months probation by a Massachusetts judge today (March 23). Rhymes pled not guilty to charges of assaulting a woman at a December 2002 concert. Rhymes admitted that he touched Celine Giguere of Providence, who was also charged with assault by Rhymes after she touched his face as he was… Read more »



NYPD Finally Admits Hip-Hop Unit Exists

In the latest edition of the Village Voice, the New York Police Department has finally admitted that there is indeed a "Hip-Hop Task Force" that exists within the NYPD. Until now, the NYPD consistently denied following rappers and keeping tabs on their associates. But the founder of the unit, Derek Parker, has gone public and… Read more »



Bobbito, Fabolous, Others Customize Caps

Bobbito Garcia, Fabolous, LaLa and others have signed on with New Era Cap Company to design their own limited edition celebrity baseball hats.Garcia’s 59FIFTY design, will hit stores this Thursday (March 25), with a custom design inspired by his Bounce Magazine logo.The new era cap also matches his soon-to-be released ‘Bounce Magazine’ sneaker, which he… Read more »



DMX Refuses To Record For Def Jam

DMX announced at a press conference that he was refusing to deliver any more recordings to Def Jam, the label he is signed to.DMX that over the years, he has made the label almost $50 million dollars, but received an amount in return that he called “a loan.””The highest paid artist gets paid 18 cents… Read more »