Mos Def To Star In Sci-Fi Flick

Mos Def has been cast in the science fiction movie “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy.”The movie is an adaptation of the famous Douglas Adams book of the same name.”The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” spawned four follow up books as well.Mos has been cast to play an alien named Ford Prefect, sidekick of earthling… Read more »



Coolio To Face Off Against International Pop Stars

Rapper Coolio will take part in a German Television show titled "Comeback – The Great Chance." The show takes stars that had hit records and lets them compete against each other. The winner of the competition will receive a "free" production deal with a yet-to-be announced superstar producer. Coolio will face off against Haddaway, who… Read more »



Seven Heads Launches Recording Studio

Seven Heads, an artist management and recording company, is expanding their services to include a full service recording studio. The company, which has worked with such critically acclaimed artists as J-live, Asheru, Djinji Brown and others, has used the studio for their recording artists for years and decided to open it up to the public…. Read more »



Def Jam Hit With $22 Million Dollar Soundscan Lawsuit

A former music executive at Def Jam is accusing the label of manipulating Soundscan results, in an attempt to distort music charts.Theresa Rossi, filed the $22 million dollar lawsuit, claiming that Def Jam hired a marketing company, Giaco Entertainment.The lawsuit claims that Giaco, owned by Joe Giaco, forced merchants to repeatedly swipe free CD’s of… Read more »



Nelly’s Pimp Juice Cracks A Million In 3 Months

Rapper Nelly’s energy drink, Pimp Juice, has racked up over a million sales in just over three months.After being named “Best Energy Drink” by Vibe magazine and snagging The People’s Choice of Best Energy Drink in respected trade magazine Bev-Net, Nelly is aiming to distribute the drink via the Internet.”The demand was growing so rapidly… Read more »



Faith Evans Arrested On Drug Charges

R&B singer Faith, former wife of the late Notorious B.I.G., was arrested and charged with marijuana and cocaine possession charges.Evans and her husband, Todd Russaw, were arrested in Hapeville, just south of Atlanta, Georgia, where Evans resides.Evans was also charged with having an improper vehicle tag according to authorities.Evans and Russaw are being held in… Read more »



Krayzie Bone Signs Deal, Recording New Solo Album

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony member Krayzie Bone has inked a deal with Los Angeles label Ball’r and is set to release a new solo album.Krayzie is currently finishing the untitled album. The first single is due at radio in mid-February.”It’s time for Krayzie to shine,” Ball’r CEO Jack G. said. “Ball’r Records is going to bring him… Read more »



Ying Yang Twins Strike Gold

The Ying Yang Twins album Me & My Brother has struck gold.Powered by the success of their singles “Get Low” and “Salt Shaker,” the album has moved over 500,000 copies in just 18 weeks.The album is also the #1 independent rap album in the United States.The duo will be taping an episode of Last Call… Read more »



Jury Selection Begins In Sean “P. Diddy” Combs Case

Jury selection started today in a case against Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, relating to a 1999 nightclub shooting.Combs’ former chauffeur, Wardel Fenderson, alleges that Combs and his former bodyguard Anthony “Wolf” Jones, forced him to speed away from the scene of the shooting, which took place at Club New York, in Manhattan.Fenderson seeks $3 million… Read more »



Meth & Red Want Sitcom Success

Method Man has had success packaging his charisma and raw persona on albums and movies. Now, the Shaolin representative is hoping he and partner-in-rhyme Redman can deliver their hip-hop charm to the small screen. The duo will test their fate as they star in a sitcom pilot on Fox. But, Meth admitted he had some… Read more »



Lyor Cohen Leaves Def Jam For Warner Music Group

Island Def Jam CEO Lyor Cohen has accepted a top position at Edgar Bronfman’s newly acquired Warner Music Group.Cohen, to head Warner’s North American operations, worked with Bronfman before Universal was sold to French owned Vivendi. Cohen spent 21 years at Def Jam.”I have been presented with an extraordinary opportunity to continue growing my career,”… Read more »



Eminem’s Mother Carjacked At 8Mile

Debbie Mathers, the estranged mother of Eminem, was reportedly carjacked on the outskirts of Detroit last Thursday (Jan. 21). According to local reports, Mathers was sitting in her car as her vehicle was being refueled at a gas station that sits at an intersection at the now-famous Eight Mile road. WDIV-TV in Detroit reported that… Read more »



Tony Yayo Back In Jail

G-Unit member Tony Yayo is reportedly back in prison, for violating terms of his probation.According to sources, he must serve 90 days in prison for traveling to Las Vegas with his G-Unit crew.Other sources refuted the notion that the violation was a result of traveling outside of New York.Interscope representative’s declined to comment on the… Read more »