Young Gunz’s Wait Ends, Take Jay’s Advice

With the release of their debut album Tough Luv this past Tuesday (Feb. 24), Young Chris and Neef Buck of the Young Gunz are attempting to translate their two successful singles—“Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop” and “No Better Love”—into sales. But Roc-A-Fella veteran Memphis Bleek insists the Philly-bred duo should not only pay attention to the… Read more »



Lil Jon To Host CrunkRadio

Platinum rapper/producer Lil Jon will be expanding his Crunk empire this spring and will host his own syndicated radio show, "Crunk Radio." The 2 hour weekly "hit driven Hip-Hop/R&B show" will pair Lil Jon with Emperor Searcy, a popular host that the rapper has worked with in the past. The show will be syndicated by… Read more »



“Hip-Hop Cop” Movie On The Way

A new film is being produced by Radar Pictures, titled “Hip-Hop Cops.”The movie is based on the real-life division of the New York Police Department that focuses on “Hip-Hop related crime.”Writer Eric Eason is developing the script and engaging in investigative work, because the NYPD denies the existence of the department.Radar Pictures is headed up… Read more »



Ghostface Talks Mixtapes: The Good and The Bad

With three critically acclaimed albums underneath his robe belt, and a new album on the way, Ghostface Killah isn’t the likeliest candidate to appear on a mixtape.But the Shaolin rhyme slinger supports the latest mixtape movement, which often leads to many new rappers signing record deals without submitting a demo.“Mixtapes are good,” he told…. Read more »



Eminem Takes On Apple, MTV

Eminem’s music publishing company is taking on Apple, alleging that the computer giant used one of the rapper’s songs in a commercial without permission.Eight Mile Style claims a commercial for Apple’s iTunes downloading service used “Lose Yourself” without the proper permission.The commercial features a 10-year-old singing the song. The advertisement started airing in July of… Read more »



Sean “P. Diddy” Combs Wins Lawsuit

A jury ruled in favor of mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs yesterday, after a TV host claimed he was assaulted after an interview.Roger Mills claimed Combs became irate during a 1999 interview, after being asked about allegations of his involvement in the murder of Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace.Wallace was gunned down in Los Angeles in… Read more »



Scarface To Receive Living Legend Award

Houston Rap veteran Scarface will be awarded with a Living Legend Award at the annual Listen And Exchange conference February 27.Industry veterans and upcoming artists will honor the legendary rapper/entrepreneur with a special tribute at the Hotel-Galleria in Houston, Texas.”We are proud to bestow this prestigious award upon Scarface,” said Dedra Davis, an entertainment attorneyand… Read more »



Baby To Launch “The Birdman” With Lugz

Bryan "Baby" Williams has inked a deal with Lugz and will create his own signature athletic show called "The Birdman." A special "bling bling" Cash Money Stack Clip will be included with every Birdman shoe, which will retail for $70.00. "Lugz definitely has their ear to the streets," Williams said. "They have a handle on… Read more »



Pastor Troy Arrested

Micah “Pastor Troy” Levar and two bodyguards were arrested Friday (February 21) in Atlanta, Georgia after drugs were found in a vehicle the rapper was traveling in.Levar was stopped by Fayette County Sheriff deputies in his Ford F-650 truck.Police dogs detected drugs in the vehicle and a subsequent searched turned up the marijuana.”It was just… Read more »



“TV’s Illest Minority Moments Presented by: ego trip” Debuts This Weekend

The brain trust that brought Hip-Hop lovers ego trip magazine, will bring their same brand of humor to VH1’s "TV’s Illest Minority Moments Presented by ego trip." Formerly titled "TV Race Riot!," the show examines various TV shows and explores the notion that different races of people watch television in a different manner. "VH1 approached… Read more »



Former Source VP Launches Youth Empowerment Tour

Edward DeJesus, former VP of The Source Entertainment, will launch a new grassroots campaign aimed at helping Hip-Hopper’s combat negative lifestyles and stereotypes often associated with the genre of music. The Youth Empowerment Tour (YET) will kickoff on Saturday (February 21) in Greenville, South Carolina and contains important messages of avoiding violence, making good career… Read more »