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 »



Lil Kim Loses 250k Worth Of Jewelry

While waiting for a flight at JFK International Airport in New York City, Lil’ Kim claims someone stole her carry on bag, which was filled with over $250,000 worth of jewelry. The Queen Bee was on her way to Los Angeles for the BET awards when confusion set in at the check-in counter and her… Read more »



Kool Moe Dee Authors Book On Top 50 Emcees

Kool Moe Dee is finishing a book judging the top 50 emcee’s of all-time. "There’s A God On The Mic" rates the rappers based on breath control, style, technique, lyrics & originality amongst other things. "The book would be able to shine with either just text or images alone, to get both is to get… Read more »



Rodney King, The Rapper

On Thursday (June 19) Rodney King, pleaded innocent to three misdemeanor charges filed against him, after he slammed his SUV into a utility pole. He also took the time to reveal that he was working on his autobiography and a rap album. King said that his rap album is titled Rodney King, The Living Legend…. Read more »



Ice-T And Body Count Hit The Road

Ice-T and his recently reactivated controversial group Body Count are embarking on the "Kill Em All Tour," set to kick off July 8th in Ventura, California. The 19 date tour will wind down July 30 in Columbus, Ohio. As previously reported on, Ice-T reformed the controversial band after the death of two founding members… Read more »



Big Gipp In “Mutant Mind Frame”

Founding Goodie Mob member Big Gipp is readying his debut album, Mutant Mind Frame and has formed Goodie Mob Records with fellow members Khujo and T-Mo. Mutant Mind Frame enlists the help of fellow Dungeon Family members Big Boi, Witchdoctor and Sleepy Brown, as well as E-40 and 8Ball & MJG. "People always considered our… Read more »