Rusell Simmons, Jackson Hewitt Team Up For Taxes

Russell Simmons and Rush Communications have partnered with Jackson Hewitt, the nation’s second largest tax preparation company. The partnership will allow 48 million Americans without traditional banking services to get access to discounted tax preparation services for the upcoming tax services. The partnership also seeks to education and inform Americans who do not have bank… Read more »



Rosa Parks Lawsuit Allowed To Continue Against Outkast

Rosa Parks won a decision against Outkast today, after the Supreme Court refused to intervene in a lawsuit over 1998’s hit song "Rosa Parks." The 90-year-old Parks alleges that Outkast violated her trademark rights and defamed her. Parks and her lawyer, famed attorney Johnnie Cochran, scored a victory earlier this year, when a portion of… Read more »



Mystikal’s Sex Case Sentencing Delayed

Mystikal’s Sexual Battery Sentencing Pushed Back A scheduled sentencing for rapper Mystikal, who pleaded guilty to sexual battery, was postponed yesterday (Dec. 4) when lawyers defending the rapper claimed the judge shouldn’t be allowed to preside because he saw an “inflammatory version of the tape” that shows the rapper and his bodyguards assaulting his former… Read more »



Three Six Mafia Completing “Choices 2” This Weekend

Rap group Three Six Mafia is completing the sequel to 2001’s best selling video, “Choices.”According to group member DJ Paul, the group will be completing scenes from the movie this weekend in Memphis, Tennessee.The plot for “Choices 2″ centers around crooked Drug and Enforcement Agency (DEA) agents, who set the group up on robbery charges… Read more »



Havoc And The Alchemist Form New Production Company

After years of producing almost exclusively for Mobb Deep and a select few artists, rapper/producer Havoc has teamed with noted producer The Alchemist to create a new production company, The Quiet Storm. "I just finished new joints for Pharaoh Monch, Styles P., Cypress Hill and Mobb’s new album," The Alchemist revealed to The Alchemist… Read more »



MF Doom, KMD Ready New Albums

After reinventing himself as the Metal Face of Doom a.k.a. MF Doom, Zev Luv X and KMD will drop their third album in Spring or Summer of 2004 on the Nature Sounds record label. The album will pick up where their sophomore effort, Black Bastards ended. The album is described as a conceptual album, explaining… Read more »



Eminem Responds To Source In New Statement

Eminem has answered the call of Source founder’s Dave Mays and Raymond “Benzino” Scott to further explain racist comments he made, on a tape that was recorded at least ten years ago.The tape features the rapper using the word n*gger, when referring to African-American women.In a statement released today (December 4)Eminem attributed the comments to… Read more »



Rap Dominates Grammy Nominations

Rap music dominated the nominee’s for the 46th Annual Grammy’s this year, with Jay-Z, Outkast and Pharrell Williams of the Neptunes each garnering six Grammy nominations today. Missy Elliot, Eminem, Chad Hugo and 50 Cent each received five nominations. Jay-Z and Beyonce are up for record of the year for "Crazy in Love," as are… Read more »



Fila Producing Rock Steady Shoe

Footwear company Fila has developed a new show with Crazy Legs and the Rock Steady Crew.The “Rock Steady” is labeled as a “retro shoe” designed to pay homage to the legendary crew. The heel comes with “Rock Steady Crew 77” on the heel, that was inspired by 1980’s B-Boy tees.“B-boying is physical, competitive and contributes… Read more »



Ice-T Dives Into DVD’s

Ice-T has delved head on into the world of DVD through his latest imprint, Final Level.The hip-hop gangsta pioneer has announced that he is dropping a pair of straight-to-video DVD’s, one to honor another legend and the other that caters to legends in the making.Jam Master Jay’s Scratch DJ Academy features the tragic DJ and… Read more »



“Hip-Hop Immortals We Got Your Kids” Completed

Sock Bandit Productions, the company behind the hip-hop photography book “Hip-Hop Immortals,” has completed “Hip-Hop Immortals: We Got Your Kids,” a film that examines hip-hop and where the art form is heading.Rakim, Marly Marl, Gangstarr, Cam’ron, Killer Mike, Schoolly D., the late Jam Master Jay, Snoop Dogg, Pastor Troy and a host of others are… Read more »