Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Set To Hip-Hop

Adisa Banjoko’s “One Mic,” a political radio show, premiered excerpts of a rare speech made by Dr. Martin Luther King set to hip-hop music.Producer Inspector Double Negative debuted the exclusive remix last night (January 18).”Now let me make this clear in the beginning, that I see this war as an unjust, evil & futile war…. Read more »



Foxy Brown Reality Show Coming To MTV

Foxy Brown is coming to MTV in a reality series titled “Foxy’s Family.”The show, described as “Good Times meets Making of the Band, with The Osbournes dynamic,” will feature the Brooklyn bred rapper shuttling back and forth between her Suburban New Jersey home and Brooklyn, New York, where she grew up.The weekly show will focus… Read more »



All Star Cast To Perform At World B-Boy Championship

Ludacris will join an all star lineup scheduled to participate at the first annual World B-Boy Championships.Taking place on February 7th and 8th at Wembley Arena in the U.K., the event will feature Slick Rick’s first performance in his native land in almost 20 years.Clipse, Pharaoh Monch, The Jungle Brothers and Killa Kela will give… Read more »



MC Lyte Tapped As Host For “Star Search”

Grammy nominated rapper MC Lyte has been tapped to serve as judge on the 2004 season of “Star Search.”The winner of the tournament style competition will be awarded $100,000.Lyte will be joined by country music singer Naomi Judd, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire” and executive producer Matti Lesham.The series premieres tomorrow (January 17) from… Read more »



Paris To Release Exclusive Public Enemy Album

Rapper Paris’ Guerrilla Funk Recordings has reached an agreement to manufacture and distribute an exclusive, Paris-produced Public Enemy album entitled Rebirth Of A Nation.“I’ve had admiration for Public Enemy since the inception of their career,” Paris told “They are one of the most important groups in hip-hop history and represent a time when music… Read more »



Clipse Talk About Dark New Album

With six Grammy nominations the Neptunes’ influence may be no greater than it is at this moment, however the Clipse don’t want any of the duo’s pop-perfection production. “Beat wise, we won’t let them duplicate nothing,” Pusha T told about the ‘Tunes contribution to their second album, Hell Hath No Fury.The Clipse are putting… Read more »



Tek Of Smif-N-Wessun Goes Solo

While most Boot Camp Click and Duck Down devotees may be clamoring for Smif-N-Wessun to return to “Bucktown,” Tek, one half of the duo, has plans of his own.After being urged on by radio personalities and Brooklynites, the rapper has decided to release a solo album.“It’s in the works. We’ve been rocking,” Tek told… Read more »



Mystikal Sentenced To Six Years

Michael “Mystikal” Taylor was sentenced to six years in prison for sexual battery.The 33-year-old Grammy nominated rapper accepted the six years in a plea agreement and will immediately begin serving time.The victim, Tyler’s former hairstylist, accused the rapper and two bodyguards of forcing her to perform oral sex, after they accused her of stealing $80,000.Baton… Read more »



Violator All-Star DJ Coalition Launches

Violator mogul Chris Lighty is launching a new coalition aimed at unifying radio DJ’s across the country.The Violator All-Star DJ’s, named after Lighty’s company, aims to create a union of DJ’s that he and co-founder DJ Scrap Dirty say is currently fragmented. "I started carrying crates for Red Alert," Lighty told "We wanted to… Read more »



Slick Rick’s Welcome Home Concert Rescheduled

A welcome home concert for Slick Rick that was supposed to take place January 9 has been rescheduled.The original show was set to take place at Brooklyn, New York’s Southpaw Club but was postponed for unknown reasons.The rescheduled show will now happen at the Knitting Factory in Manhattan and will take place January 23.Slick Rick… Read more »



Music Choice Gives More Choices

Digital cable channel Music Choice will give listeners the chance to customize their own music channel through their new service “My Music Choice.”The new enhancement will give customers the opportunity to create a mixtape-styled portal.Utilizing the same technique as pay-per-view movies (video-on-demand), digital cable subscribers will be able to select a music genre by scrolling… Read more »