Teena Marie Prepares Cash Money Records Debut

R&B Legend Teena "Lady Tee" Marie is preparing to release her Cash Money Records debut, La Doña. The album is being released under Cash Money’s new imprint, Cash Money Classics. Mannie Fresh and Tina Marie handled the production chores for the first single, "Still In Love." The album also contains a reunion with soul legend… Read more »



Trina Single Finds Its Way To Radio

Copies of Trina’s "Leaving You" formerly known as "Big Ol’ D*ck" has been leaked to radio, despite it not being approved by her label, Atlantic. "We just have to run with it at this point," Trina told "People want to hear it, so we are going to get it out there while there is… Read more »



Ghettopoly Files Lawsuit Against Hasbro

The maker of Ghettopoly has filed a lawsuit against Hasbro Inc, claiming that he has penalized before it has been determined anything has been done wrong. Hasbro, which makes Monopoly, filed their lawsuit to stop the sales of Ghettopoly, claiming trademark and copyright infringement. Chang says the game is a parody of Hip-Hop culture and… Read more »



Lil Scrappy Show Turns Into Chaos

According to sources, a show featuring Lil Scrappy turned into chaos at an Orlando, Florida high school Sunday morning.Scrappy, an artist on Lil Jon’s BME Records and known for his hit “Head Bussa,” was performing at Dr. Phillips High School.Sources stated that the rapper was warned not to curse or take off his shirt during… Read more »



Andre 3000 Set To Play Jimi Hendrix

Andre 3000 of Outkast is in the final stages of negotiations to play legendary guitar player Jimmy Hendrix on the big screen. The flick is being directed by The Hughes Brothers, known for “Menace To Society,” “From Hell” and “American Pimp.” The flick will chronicle the legendary African-American guitar players rise to fame, from strumming… Read more »



Immortal Technique Prepares Third Album

Harlem-bred emcee Immortal Technique has begun to record his third independent album through his Viper Records, but he said that the album would be a departure from his politically charged albums Revolutionary Vol. 1 & 2. “Right now it’s in its early stages. I have like two tracks done. I don’t even have any guest… Read more »



Volvo Taps Hip-Hop Artists To Sell New Car

Volvo Cars of North America (VCNA) has tapped Hip-Hop music to help sell their latest automobile in a new advertising campaign. Starting in March, advertisements featuring the music of Dilated Peoples will be heard nationwide, promoting the new Volvo S40. LL Cool J handled the voice-overs, while music-video director Dave Meyers shot the commercials. "It’s… Read more »



Suge Knight Planning Magazine

According to sources, incarcerated rap mogul Suge Knight is planning to release his own magazine.Titled “Uncut,” Knight’s publication would be part Hip-Hop, part tabloid.”Suge wants to do it,” a source told “The only major obstacle is that there is a British publication by the same name, so a name change might happen.”Knight will emerge… Read more »



Tony Yayo: Guilty On Passport Fraud

Tony Yayo, a member of 50 Cent’s G-Unit, has pleaded guilty to passport fraud being rearrested a day after being released from prison. Last month, the rapper was sent back in prison, for violating terms of his probation. Yayo was released from Lakeview Shock Incarceration Correctional Facility in New York on January 9 after serving… Read more »



Afroman Returns To Rap

Joseph “Afroman” Foreman is back and preparing to release Afroholic: The Even Better Times, the follow-up to 2001’s Good Times.Last year, Foreman proclaimed he had found God and was leaning toward making music that reflected his new found faith and even considered a name change.The rapper complained that Universal was pushing him to make music… Read more »