Pharoahe Monch, J5 Rep Hip-Hop On Lollapalooza

Pharaohe Monch and Jurassic 5 will represent hip-hop on this year’s Lollapalooza tour. The tour, which is being labeled as "a fully interactive extravaganza with a wealth of new sights, sounds and experiences," will also feature such rock acts as Jane’s Addiction, Audioslave, The Donnas, Queens Of The Stone Age, Incubus and A Perfect Circle…. Read more »



Eminem Rejects Weird Al’s Video

Professional parody king "Weird Al" Yankovic’s hopes of filming a video for his version of "Lose Yourself," were shot down by Eminem, who agreed to have his song spoofed, but nixed the notion of a video. Yankovic, who has filmed videos for his takes on Michael Jackson’s "I’m Bad" and Coolio’s "Gansta’s Paradise," said the… Read more »



Roc-A-Fella CEO “Biggs” Arrested On Drug Charges

Kareem "Biggs" Burke, who shares CEO duties of Roc-A-Fella Records with Dame Dash and Jay-Z, was arraigned Tuesday morning after 24 marijuana plants were found growing in his Cliffside Park, New Jersey penthouse. According to Cliffside Park Police Chief Donald Keane, two police and two employees of the Carlyle Towers entered Burke’s empty apartment Monday… Read more »


Nelly And Sister Launch Non-Profit Organization

Nelly and his sister, Jackie Donahue will launch Jes Us For Jackie On May 14. Donahue is in need of a bone marrow transplant and the duo hope to increase the number marrow donors in the National Marrow Donor Program Registry across the United States. Nelly’s non-profit, 4 Sho 4 Kids will sponsor a campaign… Read more »



Lydia High Responds To Jam Master Jay Accusations

In a statement released to, Lydia High, has come forward to speak on recently published reports, accusing her of being uncooperative in the investigation to find Jam Master Jay’s killer. Recent reports suggested High and her brother, Randy Allen, may know more about the murder than they are telling. Jam Master Jay’s mother, Connie Mizell also questioned why… Read more »



Jay-Z Readies 40/40 Club

Jay-Z will open a new sports bar, 40/40 in New York City on May 28. The mogul’s sports bar pays homage to baseball’s rare 40/40 club, the few who have had 40 stolen bases and 40 home runs in one season. The only people that belong to the club so far are Jose Canseco, Alex… Read more »



Federal Jury Recommends Dre Pay

A federal jury has recommended Dr. Dre pay a British record label a $1.5 million dollar payday for illegally sampling a recording the record label owns.Minder Music claims that Dre illegally sampled Fatback’s 1980 song “Backstrokin,” on his 2001, which moved over 9 million units.U.S. District Judge Consuelo B. Marshall has yet to sign the… Read more »



50 Sued For Alleged Unpaid Medical Bills

50 Cent has been sued by a Queens doctor who claims that the multi-platinum artist shirked him on a medical bill in access of $32,000 after extensive surgery in May of 2000. In a lawsuit, filed in Manhattan’s State Supreme Court, Dr. Nader Paksima claims that the Shady Records rapper came to Jamaica Hospital after… Read more »



Juvenile Wins Federal Copyright Lawsuit

Juvenile emerged victorius in a federal copyright lawsuit stemming from his 1998 hit, "Back That Azz Up. Local disc jockey Jerome "DJ Jubilee" Temple, a special education teacher and his record label, Take Fo’ Records, claimed in the lawsuit that Juvenile used his song without permission. After a five day trial that saw both rappers… Read more »



The Lox’s D-Block Signs To Universal

The Lox’s D-Block Records has signed a production deal with Universal and expects member Sheek Louch’s solo album, Walk With Me, to be the first release from the union. The label expects to drop Sheek’s album midway in the summer time, citing a tentative date of July 29. After hitting the mixtapes and garnering street… Read more »



Suge Knight Hosts Mothers Day Celebration

On Sunday, May 11th, Suge Knight will serve as honorary host of Death Row’s annual Single Mother’s Day Brunch at The Regent Beverly Hills Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. "For many reasons, a lot of women find themselves serving as both mother and father in raising their sons and daughters," Knight said, "Each and every… Read more »