David Kenner, former attorney for Suge Knight, was sentenced to three years probation and fined $10,000 in connection with failing to file his income tax return for 1994, when earned over $4 million dollars. Kenner was supposed to file that years return by October 15th, 1994. He was informed in February of 1997 that he… Read more »
Wyclef Jean and Jerry "Wonder" Duplesis are producing a new album for legendary singer Tom Jones. For the first time in his career, Jones will write songs on the album and has six songs finished. The untitled album, which Jones describes as one of the most "exciting and refreshing of his career," came about when… Read more »
According to sources , Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes was killed in a head on collision in the British Honduras today. Lopes was riding in a car and according to early reports, was not wearing a seat belt. Prayers go out to her family.Left Eye had recently signed to Tha Row under Suge Knight.
Lisa Left Eye Lopes, a founding member of TLC, was killed last night (4.25.02) in a car accident in Honduras. Lopes, 30, was vacationing in the Central American country where she found peace, TLC manager Bill Diggins said. Thursday evening authorities in Honduras reported the accident. Diggins said seven (other reports say six) other people… Read more »
Russell Simmons is donating a portion of sales from his Phat Farm Classic sneaker to aid in the cause of Reparations for African-Americans. The Hip-Hop Research and Education Fund is being coordinated with Dr. Manny Marble, Randal Robinson, Cornel West and others. “Even if there are no lawsuits won, young African-Americans should know their history…. Read more »
Several current and former city officials of Detroit filed a lawsuit Wednesday against Dr. Dre, Magic Johnson, AOL Time Warner, Best Buy and Panavision, all who partook in the production, distribution or selling of the Up In Smoke DVD. The suit alleges their privacy was invaded during the creation of the film. In a statement,… Read more »
Blastmaster KRS-ONE denies that he was singling out Nelly in his song “Clear Em Out. In a prepared statement, KRS-ONE makes his position clear even though he acknowledges Nelly has a dis-reply already on the market. The statement reads as follows: Last summer a producer and friend asked me to spit some lyrics on a… Read more »
Call it a comeback. Rap vet and battle expert, LL Cool Js tenth LP will be called “Ten.” While there is no definite release date, the VA production team The Neptunes have produced 4 songs on Ten with The Trackmasters, Amen Ra and former rap star Kuame producing as well. The first preliminary street single,… Read more »
Ice-T will narrate MTV’s "Back To The Hood Again," which is a follow up documentary to 1992’s "Straight From The Hood," which interviewed people on the streets of Los Angeles after the deadly race riots. The new documentary returns a decade later, which speaks to young people that survived the riots, which were the most… Read more »
The B-Boy Summit, now in its 8th year and one of the largest and most respected in America is preparing it’s annual networking conference. Running June 28-30, 2002, it showcases new talent in dance (breaking, poppin, locking, boogaloo, freestyle), Art (Fashion, Aerosol murals, blackboo, video and computer technology, print), Music (Deejay culture, breaks, hip-hop, club… Read more »
Mr. Cheeks will serve as the opening act for the North American portion of Usher’s world tour, which kicks off in Seattle, Washington on May 8th. In addition to this, Cheeks will join make an appearance with P. Diddy, who is the opening act on the remainder of *NSYNC’s "Celebrity 2002,) tour. Cheek’s album, "Lights!… Read more »
Lauryn Hill and The Roots have been listed as performers in the New York JVC Jazz Festival with jazz greats like Cassandra Wilson and Wynton Marsalis, who has been extremely critical of rap music in the past. Conversely, Herbie Hancock will also appear on the bill and has been very accepting of hip-hop. The concerts… Read more »
Source Enterprises, which publishes The Source Magazine as well as produces a variety of television shows, secured a $17 million cash infusion from Black Enterprise/Greenwich Street Corporate Growth Partners, which is sponsored by Citibank and Black Enterprise head, Earl Graves. The money will be used to launch a variety of new publications being developed by… Read more »
Onyx member Sticky Fingaz has joined the cast of “Empire,” a series being developed by HBO. “Empire,” focuses on two brothers who own a “hip-hop entertainment empire,” and shows their rise in the business and the struggles they encounter. The series is created and directed by Sofia Coppola, daughter of famed producer/director Francis Ford Coppola.
Jamie Kennedy , the star of WB’s “JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment,” is bringing his wannabe rapper character, Brad Gluckman to the big screen. “Suckaz,” will star Kennedy as the wannabe rapper from Malibu who thinks he is from the ghetto, until he finds out what it’s like. “I’ve always been a huge fan of… Read more »