Dame Dash Launches Roc Music

Rell and Anthony Allen will embark on a 7 city tour sponsored by Remy Martin, to celebrate the launch of Roc Music, Dame Dash and Jay-Z’s latest musical venture designed to show case R&B, Alternative, Pop and Rock music. "Damon and Jay started Roc Music as a label for music other than hip-hop. Roc-A-Fella Records… Read more »



Angie Martinez Gives Birth

Rapper and NY radio personality Angie Martinez gave birth to a healthy baby boy yesterday. Niko Ruffin, weighed in at 9 pounds & is 21 inches tall. "This is my second child, I’ma have two boys," an excited Nokio told shortly before the child was born. Niko is the couple’s first child. Martinez has… Read more »



K-Luv The Pimp Busted For Pimpin’

Garrett "K-Luv The Pimp" Craven, 39, was arrested Wednesday morning in Stockton, California on felony pimping and pandering charges. Authorities claim that Craven was associated with a prostitution ring that required the women to sign contracts and rewarded the top sellers with trophies. "We looked at it as maybe a motivational technique," said Stockton police… Read more »



Houston Rockets Guard Steve Francis Starts Label

Houston Rocket’s guard Steve Francis has launched a new record label and is seeking new talent. Isoh Entertainment has one act signed, female singer T’Neq and according to Francis, he has his aims for the business set high. “I’m looking to be a big player, one day,” Francis told the Virginia Pilot.“Whether it happens overnight,… Read more »



Crooked I Drops Mixtape; More Waiting

Fans may have to wait some time until they hear the long awaited and further delayed debut from Crooked I, the lyrical leader of Death Row Records. So following the likes of AZ, Royce 5’9, and Peedi Crack, and others Crooked, is releasing a preview mixtape to hold the masses over. The CD, titled “Westcosonastra”… Read more »



Kim Mathers Arrested, “Powdery Substance” Found

Kim Mathers was arrested Tuesday for driving with a revoked license. The former wife of Eminem and a female companion were arrested, questioned and released pending a further investigation, after two Ziploc bags containing a white powdery substance were found. St. Clair Shores, Michigan Police Chief Frank Troester downplayed the arrest, saying that the incident… Read more »



Comedian Raps About SARS

A comedian who moonlights as a rapper in Singapore has left his funny message behind and has recorded a message to the people to remain vigilant against the SARS plague. Gurmit Singh, who stars as Phua Chu Kang, on the award winning comedic television series of the same name, says that he wrote the rap… Read more »



Ludacris Lyrics Continue To Stir Controversy

Ludacris’ lyrics have landed him in hot water again, this time at a summer fair in Michigan. The rapper was scheduled to perform August 7, at the Jackson County Fair, but public criticism and complaints from some of the fairs board members led them to can the rapper, saying that his lyrics were not suitable… Read more »



E-40 Finished “Book Of Slang”

E-40 has finished his pocket sized dictionary of "slanguage" and will release "E-40’s Book of Slang Volume 1" through Murder Dog magazine. "If you want to learn some slang just holla at me, pimp skillet," E-40 told "Slang was embroidered in me." The Vallejo born, Bay area rapper is widely known and respected for… Read more »



Zion I To Release Second Album This Year

Rap duo Zion I are releasing a second album and DVD this year, fresh on the heels of their sophomore album, Deep Water Slang Version 2.0. The new DVD, titled Curb Servin, will feature 9 brand new songs and exclusive unreleased remixes by the West coast’s Triple Threat DJ, Vinroc. "This record was made in… Read more »



Gangstarr Readies “The Ownerz”

Gangstarr is preparing to release their seventh album, The Ownerz. The album features guest appearances by Fat Joe, Snoop Dogg, Freddie Foxxx, Jadakiss and M.O.P. "The concept of The Ownerz involves how people are renting and leasing hip-hop," Guru said. "At this point in the game there’s a lot of people exploiting it, and calling… Read more »



Snoop Visits Big Momma

Twenty-nine years ago a toddler named Calvin Broadus visited his grandmother’s house in South Carolina. Twenty-nine years later a man named Snoop Dogg visited his grandmother’s home again, and this time he brought some friends. "Oh, I was so glad to see him," said 92-year-old Corine Broadus, Snoop’s grandmother, who Snoop calls Big Momma. "He… Read more »