Interscope Investigating Eminem Leaks

Interscope is conducting an investigation into leaks surrounding music from Eminem’s upcoming album.The rapper is recording his album in a Los Angeles recording studio and despite security precautions, three unfinished tracks have found their way to Internet auction site, Ebay.The recordings were being offered to the highest bidder.Ebay promptly canceled the auction, but the recordings… Read more »



MC Hammer Reality Show On The Way

Hammer will bring a new reality show to television that will focus on his current lifestyle as a minister and his post music industry life.TV producer Devon Sheperd said the show will have a “Cosby Show” type of feel, referring to Bill Cosby’s legendary sitcom about the fictional Huxtable family.”The show is going to focus… Read more »



Scholarship Created For People Convicted Under Rockefeller Drug Laws

STRIVE, an international non-profit employment, training and job placement organization has teamed with Russell Simmons’ Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation to create a scholarship for anyone who has been incarcerated under New York’s Rockefeller Drug Laws.The Simmons Brothers Art Scholarship, which honors Simmons’ older brother Danny, will be available to any person incarcerated under the law… Read more »



Christmas, Dame Dash Style

Christmas day at the home of Damon Dash, CEO of Roc-A-Fella Records isn’t as exciting as you might imagine, for a man who helms a company worth a half billion dollars.”It’s boring because they [his children] got everything,” Dash told “It’s like my son had his birthday and I still haven’t bought him a… Read more »



Memorial Concert For Jam Master Jay Planned

The Jam Master Jay for Youth Foundation is organizing a benefit concert for the slain DJ to commemorate what would be his 39th birthday.Marvin Thompson, who is heading the charitable foundation, told the Queens Village Times-Ledger that the proposed concert would take place on January 21.In addition to the concert, the organization will hold a… Read more »



MTV Renews “Making the Band,” Dylan Facing Jail Time

MTV officially picked up “Making the Band” for a third season, the network announced.The new season will feature the group Sean “P.Diddy” Combs put together, Da Band.The show will feature the group living in Combs’ luxury apartment on New York City’s Upper East side.The show started taping in Atlanta in November. Da Bands debut album,… Read more »



Fred “Rerun” Berry Passes At Age 52

Fred "Rerun" Berry, star of the hit 70’s situation comedy "What’s Happening!" has passed away at age 52, apparently by natural causes. Friends said that Berry had been in ill health and the legendary actor/dancer had recently suffered a stroke. "What’s Happening!" ran from 1976-1979 and was based on Eric Monte’s 1975 smash movie, "Coolie… Read more »



Trick Daddy Pleads Guilty

Maurice “Trick Daddy” Young pled guilty to felony cocaine and weapons charges, avoiding prison time.By pleading guilty, the most serious charge of aggravated assault with a firearm was reduced to a misdemeanor.Young also pled guilty to possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm by a felon.The rapper must make 24 free appearances to warn… Read more »



Outkast, Rosa Parks Close To Reaching Settlement

Rosa Parks is close to reaching a settlement with Outkast. The settlement would end a five year battle between the two parties over the song “Rosa Parks.”Under terms of settlement, Outkast’s record label Arista will produce CD’s and DVD’s aimed at educating hip-hop fans about Parks and the struggle for civil rights in Montgomery, Alabama.Arista… Read more »



Method Man And Redman To Star In TV Show

Method Man and Redman will star in an untitled television comedy based on an idea by Method Man.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the untitled project stars the rappers as themselves, living in a white suburb of New Jersey.Things go sour for the fun loving duo when Method Man’s mother moves into the house.”It’s a very… Read more »