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Lil Wayne Launches Halo Champagne

Lil Wayne has partnered with Milestone Brands and French grower Voirin-Jumeh, to create his own brand of champagne.   Halo Champagne, which Wayne introduced to the world in the video for his chart topping hit “Lollipop,” is set to launch later this year.   “I’m excited about this venture with Milestone Brands,” Lil Wayne told… Read more »

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Busta Lends Gym Class Heroes A Hand On New LP

Alternative Hip-Hop group Gym Class Heroes have announced the date of their third album, titled The Quilt.   The album is the follow up to the Geneva, New York group’s album As Cruel as School Children, which has been certified gold and contained the group’s No.1 single, “Cupid’s Chokehold/Breakfast In America.”   The Quilt features… Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Jeezy On Board For Cube Flick

Rap star Young Jeezy has landed a role in Ice Cube’s upcoming comedy, Janky Promoters. Jeezy, born Jay Jenkins, will star as himself – a “big-name hip-hop act”- in the comedy, which is the first screenplay Ice Cube has penned since 2002’s Friday After Next. Janky Promoters, which is directed by Marcus Raboy, centers around… Read more »

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Humane Society Launches Hip-Hop For Hounds Program

The Humane Society of the United States recently launched a Hip-Hop themed program, aimed at protecting animals from cruel treatment.   Hip-Hop for Hounds, a new HSUS program, is dedicated towards protecting animals from abuse and cruelty, according to the new HSUS animal cruelty and dig fighting prevention campaign.   According to campaign manager Laurie Maxwell,… Read more »

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Rappers Team To Create Pro-Voting PSA

The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network has partnered with one of the largest online ad networks in the world, to create a one of a kind public service announcement, inspiring young people to register and vote during the upcoming presidential election.   On July 9, CPX Interactive and the HSAN will launch the Vote For It… Read more »

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Shady Records Issues Statement On Obie’s Departure

Following the heavy circulation of Obie Trice’s new single “The Giant” signaling the Detroit rapper’s departure from his situation with Shady Records and it’s parent company, Interscope, the brass at Shady issued a statement Monday (Jun 30) reaffirming its support of Trice’s decision.   “Shady Records has agreed to allow Obie Trice to pursue his… Read more »

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US Olympic B-Ball Team Debuts in NYC

In a surprise fan celebration event, the US Olympic Men’s Basketball Team assembled in New York to unveil their new Nike-designed uniforms and sneakers on June 30.Allhiphop.com tracked the all day celebration as the new team completed photo shoots throughout the city and interacted with fans at locations such as the Statue of Liberty.Head coach… Read more »

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Obie Trice Officially Off Eminem’s Shady Records

Detroit’s Obie Trice has left Shady Records after eight years and two albums, AllHipHop.com has confirmed today (Jun 30).He is currently working on his third album, while solidifying a new situation for his own imprint.“Obie and Shady were moving in different directions,” the 30-year-old rapper’s manager Terry Wilson tells AllHipHop.com. “But he still has a… Read more »

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Plies Gives Money For Students, Inmates

Slip-N-Slide Records’ latest superstar Plies has partnered with his brother/manager Big Gates to create a non-profit organization aiming to promote a “more functional,  productive and just community.”Big Gates and Plies Power of Visions will kick off its crusade against the ills faced by their South Florida community, by awarding two $5,000 college scholarships.Named after a… Read more »

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Amy Winehouse Disrespects Kanye West Live at Glastonbury Festival

Yesterday June 28th at the UK Glastonbury Festival, singer Amy Winehouse took an unexpected shot at Kanye West.The Glastonbury Festival, whose founder Michael Eavis admits has been home to predominantly white guitar-based bands, sought to move away from that image this year by having rapper/mogul Jay-Z headline the event. This move drew mixed reactions, with… Read more »

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Jay-Z Silences Detractors at Glastonbury Festival

Jay-Z answered his detractors in commendable fashion at the Glastonbury Music Festival in Britain on Saturday.The rapper took to the stage – with a guitar over his shoulder – and sang a rendition of Oasis’ hit song “Wonder Wall.”Noel Gallagher of Oasis, a rock band from the UK, has opposed the rapper headlining the huge… Read more »

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DMX Arrested On Cocaine Charges

Rapper DMX was arrested in Miami for the second time this week, after attempting to buy $45 in cocaine and marijuana from an undercover police officer on Friday (Jun 26).He is currently in custody at the Miami-Dade County jail.According to the police, 37-year-old DMX, born Earl Simmons, approached the officer, requesting to purchase “30 powder… Read more »

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