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 »



Dame Dash Denies Rape Allegations

Roc-A-Fella CEO Damon Dash denied recent rape charge allegations at a press conference in London.Former model Kirstie Thompson filed a $15 million dollar lawsuit against Dash, claiming that forced himself upon her on New Years day of 2003.”Its just ridiculous,” Dash said. “I am not going to do something that dumb.”Dash vowed to fight the… Read more »



Philly Rapper Wanted On Drug Charges

Another Philadelphia, Pennsylvania rapper is being sought by authorities, for alleging supplying a major drug ring in Maryland.Richard “Filthy Rich” Harris, who has recorded with fellow Philly rapper, Ms, Jade, is suspected of supplying the drugs in large amounts, which were distributed in Maryland, Delaware and Pennsylvania.The investigation started last year, when Randall Nichols, 21,… Read more »



The Roots Launch Okayplayer Records

Hip-Hop band The Roots will launch a record label named after their popular website, Okayplayer.Okayplayer Records will search for talent across the country.A talent search commenced on the website on January 22 and will end on February 13.”There is an array of untapped talent out there especially from the people who are members of the… Read more »



Outkast & Busta Rhymes Hoop It Up

Outkast and Busta Rhymes have both teamed up with the NBA, as Andre 3000 and Big Boi will perform at the All-Star Game and Busta will give a concert after a game this Friday (Jan. 23). Andre 3000 and Big Boi will perform their respective hit singles (“The Way You Move” and “Hey Ya”) during… Read more »



Skinny Pimp Teams With Former NFL Player

Memphis, Tennessee rapper Kingpin Skinny Pimp is preparing to release his latest album, Tha Classic.The album is being released on Onlock Records/Grandstand Entertainment.Onlock Records is headed by former New Orleans Saints professional football player Jamie “JD” Drummond, while Grandstand is the creation of Ken Levy, former VP of Creative Services at Arista for 17 years.”I’m… Read more »



Twista Rocks NYC, Earns Roc-A-Fella Chain

Dame Dash made a surprise appearance at New York club S.O.B.’s during a performance by Chicago native Twista.Dash bestowed upon the rapper a platinum and diamond Roc-A-Fella Records necklace.The performance took place last night (January 21) as part of and S.O.B.’s ongoing “Plain Rap” concert series.While the chain giving is a symbolic gesture that… Read more »



Two Men Killed After Slick Rick Show

Two men were shot and killed after violence erupted at a Slick Rick concert.Walters appeared at a Pico Rivera, California club El Rodeo for their “Wild Tuesday’s” night.The shooting broke out in the parking lot after the Walters’ concert ended early.Ramon Oseguera, 27 and Epimenio Padilla, 30, were both killed while a third man, Jose… Read more »