Barbershop Controversy Rages On

Jesse Jackson said he was pleased that the producers of "Barbershop" have apologized for the film’s remarks about Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and others, but said he is still pushing to have the jokes cut from future DVD and video editions of the film. “The producers and writers, we wanted one individual in… Read more »



Russell Simmons Helps Queens Library

Russell Simmons is continuing his push to further the cause of education and will donate $10,000 to the Queens Borough Public Library in Queens, New York. Simmons, who recently spoke with Kevin Powell, Benjamin Muhammad and others at Powell’s Hip-Hop Speaks event in Harlem, said that the donation will be used to help fund the… Read more »



Cash Money CEO’s Deny Working With Master P.

Cash Money CEO’s Ronald "Sugar Dime" Williams and Bryan "Baby" Williams denied that they were planning a movie with mogul Master P. In a statement to, the brothers said that while they had no beef with Master P., they still had no plans on working with him "Cash Money has evolved and we’re involved… Read more »



Master P and Cash Money Plan Movie

Master P and his former cross-town New Orleans rival, Baby, co-CEO of Cash Money Records, plan to fully end the previous beef in a new movie, “Ghetto Ballin,” a ‘ hood comedy.’ "Its about me and him having the same babymama. It’s going to be a fun hood movie," P told P said he… Read more »



LL Cool J To Star In New Film With Samuel L. Jackson

LL Cool J will star in "S.W.A.T.," a remake of the 1970’s television series. The remake, which is being released by Columbia Pictures, also stars Colin Farrell, Jeremy Renner, Michelle Rodriguez and Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson was quoted recently as saying he would refuse movies that starred rappers. "S.W.A.T." centers around an arrested crime lord,… Read more »



P.Diddy Ordered To Pay Millions To Limo Driver

Sean "P.Diddy" Combs was ordered to pay $2.45 million in damages to a limousine driver who says he was injured by bodyguards Combs’ hired at a Mary J. Blige concert in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1995. Lemon alleges that after the concert the bodyguards attempted to clear the backstage area so Blige could leave the… Read more »



Juvenile Arrested For Assault

Terius "Juvenile" Gray, 28, turned himself in to New Orleans police Tuesday (September 17th) due to an incident in May in which he is accused of simple battery and simple burglary in connection with the beating and robbery of his barber. According to police, the two men argued May 29 at a grocery store in… Read more »



Fat Joe Says He’s Grown

Terror Squad Leader Fat Joe said he looks to capitalize immediately on his newfound mainstream success as he prepares to release a new album, Loyalty. Less than a year after Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) . went platinum, his latest opus is scheduled to hit shelves on November 12th via the rapper’s Terror Squad imprint… Read more »



Georgia Rapper Camoflauge Shot

Jason "Camoflauge" Johnson suffered minor injuries after a shooting this weekend in Savannah, Georgia. While details are still sketchy, police said the 20 year old was taken to Memorial Health University Medical Center and later discharged. Police reports said Camoflauge was found shot at 12:35 AM Saturday in the first block of West 61st street…. Read more »



Kentucky Governor Declares Nappy Roots Day

Kentucky Governor Paul E. Patton declared today (September 16) "Nappy Roots Day." The group will be honored at a special ceremony in Shelbyville, Kentucky and will also perform at the event. Group members Scales, Big V., Ron Clutch, R. Prophet Milledgeville, Skinny Deville and B. Stille will also be named official "Kentucky Colonels" during the… Read more »



Big Numbers For Flick Starring Ice Cube And Eve

"Barbershop," which stars rappers Ice Cube and Eve, snagged the number one spot at the North American box office according to MGM studio estimates issued Sunday. In the movie, Cube stars as the owner of barbershop that has been a long standing social gathering place in a Southside Chicago neighborhood. After his bills mount up,… Read more »



Khujo In Good Spirits Since Accident

According to the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Khujo of the Goodie Mob (aka Willie Knighton) has maintained a positive outlook on life despite having the lower portion of his leg amputated. The 30-year-old rapper was in a car accident on June 25 after leaving an early morning recording session and falling asleep at the wheel of… Read more »



Queen Latifah Re-Launches Flava Unit

Queen Latifah has re-launched her Flava Unit Records imprint with longtime partner Shakim Compere. The new Flava Unit is not taking the path of a traditional record label. Latifah revealed that artists signed to Flava Unit will also be "partners" in the label, split royalties 50/50 and will own their masters after they have recouped… Read more »