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 »



Russell Simmons’ Def Poetry Snags Tony

Russell Simmons snagged a Tony for his groundbreaking Broadway poetry series, "Def Poetry Jam" last night at the 57th annual Tony Awards at New York’s Radio City Music Hall. Def Poetry took home the award for Special Theatrical Event. "When artists write spoken word or write to silence criticism and injustice, the results are always… Read more »



Youngbloodz Sign To So So Def

So So Def CEO and Arista Vice President Jermaine Dupri recently announced the signing of the Youngbloodz, who are preparing to drop their second album, Drankin’ Patnaz. The duo’s sophomore set follows up their 1999 debut, Against da Grain, which contained the chart singles "U Way (How We Do It)" and "85," which featured Big… Read more »



Sylvester Stallone To Star In Biggie/Tupac Drama

Sylvester Stallone is writing, directing and starring in a movie about the murders of Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls, as well as the Rampart Scandal, one of the biggest cases of police corruption in history. Stallone will play real-life former LAPD detective Russell Poole, who uncovered evidence that the LAPD allegedly had a hidden hand… Read more »



Lil’ Kim Makes Life Size Doll

Hip Hop diva Lil’ Kim is giving her fans the opportunity to get freaky with her – sort of. “I am going to make a life-size Kim doll that will be anatomically correct in ever way,” the rap star told the British tabloid The Daily Sport. Kim explained the doll is in tune with her… Read more »



Police Arrest Third Suspect In Freeky Zeeky Shooting

Police arrested Eric Mingo, 32, today (June 5), capturing the man suspected of shooting Freaky Zeeky and murdering his friend, Eric Mangrum. Police staked out a Tremont Avenue Bronx apartment building Thursday morning, after receiving a tip that Mingo may have been staying there. Police waited for a woman and her 7-year-old son to leave… Read more »