Raekwon On Cover Of Insomniac’s “Hip Hop Business” Issue, More Wu News

Wu-Tang star Raekwon and his Ice Water label make the cover of Insomniac Magazine’s Hip Hop Business Issue. Raekwon and the co-owners of Ice Water, Inc. talk turkey about their business venture with Universal Records. The special Hip Hop Business Issue of the 7 year old nationally distributed industry magazine, Insomniac, provides deep information for… Read more »



Russell Simmons Under Investigation

Hip-hop mogul/activist Russell Simmons is under investigation for aggressive lobbying tactics in his bid to repeal the Rockefeller drug laws in New York City, officials said Wednesday. The Lobbying Commission is investigating the music mogul for the amount of money he contributed in influencing state officials. Executive Director David Grandeau told Reuters, anyone who spends… Read more »



Mystikal Pleads Guilty To Sex Charges

Mystikal pleaded guilty today (June 26) to extortion and sexual battery charges claiming that he forced his hairstylist to perform sexual acts on him and two bodyguards. "I’m glad that it’s getting behind me," Mystikal said after copping his plea. Mystikal was facing an aggravated rape charge, which could have landed him in prison for… Read more »



Rosa Parks Lawsuit Reinstated Against Outkast

After a federal appeals court ruled in May that Rosa Parks could appeal a lawsuit she filed against Outkast over their hit song that uses her name in the title, a judge has reinstated most of the original lawsuit. Parks’ initial lawsuit had been dismissed on summary judgment in 1999. Parks will now attempt to… Read more »



BET Awards Wrap Up

50 Cent took the Best New Artist and Best Male Artist due to the success of his 5x platinum album, Get Rich or Die Trying, at Tuesday’s BET Awards show. Missy Elliot snagged Best Female Artist, while Grandmaster Flash led a tribute to the late Jam Master Jay by an allstar cast of DJ’s that… Read more »



Snoop Dogg Plans To “Go Wild”

Snoop Dogg recently revealed that he is done with the "Girls Gone Wild" franchise and will be releasing his own line, that focuses on ethnic women. "If you notice, there hasn’t been no girls of (ethnicity) at all on none of those tapes," Snoop told the Associated Press. "No black girls, no Spanish girls –… Read more »


Nelly Launches Derrty Entertainment

Nelly recently launched his own record label, Derrty Entertainment, which will be distributed by Universal Records. The first artist to be released under the new deal will be Murphy Lee, the youngest of the St. Lunatics. Nelly and the St. Lunatics will embark on a 25 city "Up Close & Personal Tour," which will focus… Read more »



Busy Summer For The Neptunes

If your a fan of The Neptunes, there will be no shortage of the production duo’s material this summer. In addition to music they are producing for other artists, six songs from the duo’s 15 song album The Neptunes Present…Clones will be released as singles. Pharrell and Jay-Z’s "Frontin" is already getting steady play on… Read more »



Latifah Gets Breast Reduction

Queen Latifah has gone under the knife for breast reduction surgery, according to published reports. The rapper/actress flaunted her double-D breasts for the final time at the Academy Awards in March. But, now the “Chicago” actress has opted to go to a C-cup for reasons out of her control, her rep stated. “Queen Latifah did… Read more »



Raphael Saadiq Seeks New Talent

Veteran R&B crooner Raphael Saadiq, formerly of Tony! Toni! Tone, is seeking talent for his label, Pookie Entertainment. Pookie, which released the critically acclaimed and Grammy nominated self titled debut album by Lucy Pearl (which featured Saadiq, Dawn Robinson from Envogue and A Tribe Called Quest member Ali Shaheed Muhammad), will release Saadiq’s first ever… Read more »



KRS-One Wins Injunction Against In The Paint/Koch

KRS-One has won an injunction against In The Paint/Koch Entertainment, barring the label from selling his anticipated Kristyle album, which was slated to drop today (June 24). According to KRS, the album was halted due to alleged contractual breaches with the production and marketing of the album. The court order prohibits the promotion, distribution and… Read more »



Musical Being Made Based On Outkast LP

Mosaic Media Group, responsible for such movies as Scooby-Doo and Scooby-Doo 2, Three Kings and Scary Movie 1 and 2, has sold six yet to be made films to HBO Pictures that will be created and directed by new upcoming filmmakers. The first in development is an untitled movie based around Outkast’s upcoming double album,… Read more »