P.Diddy, MTV Criticized By NY Neighbors

MTV’s show "Making The Band 2" and P. Diddy have come under fire from residents in Greenwich Village in New York, where the show is being filmed. MTV rented two combined brownstone townhouses for the show and neighbors are complaining of loitering, noise and cigarette butts being left on the sidewalk. Residents in the area… Read more »



FBI Not Happy With Latest Ja-Rule Video

Irv Gotti may have committed a federal crime by using the FBI letters in Ja-Rule’s latest video "The Reign," without permission. The video features Patrick Swayze as an FBI agent and recreates the FBI raid on Murder Inc.’s offices earlier this year. While FBI officials aren’t pleased with the video, they said that it would… Read more »



Exclusive: Juvenile And Cash Money Reunite

EXCLUSIVE: Juvenile has reunited with Cash Money Records after a bitter breakup in 2001. “Juvenile and Cash Money have settled any differences they had, and Juve is currently working on album which will be released by Cash Money later this year,” Peter Seitz, CEO of American Talent Agency, told ATA is Juvenile’s management company… Read more »



ODB Out Of Jail, GZA Speaks

Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard has been released from an upstate New York prison. According to sources Ol’ Dirty is being held in a New York area mental facility after he was deemed unsafe to the public. Fellow Clan members remained optimistic that Ol’ Dirty would be released as early as July. “It’s good… Read more »



Jay-Z To Be Honored

IJay-Z will be honored along with Jive Records President Barry Weiss tomorrow, April 2. The two mogul’s will be honored by the Foundation For Ethnic Understanding at the home of songwriter Denise Rich. The award comes for promoting diversity in the workplace. The Foundation For Ethnic Understanding is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to… Read more »



Queen Latifah Named In $15 Million Dollar Lawsuit

Recent Academy Award nominee, Queen Latifah, is among named defendants in a copyright lawsuit seeking $15 million over the box office standout, “Bringing Down the House.” Marie Flaherty, a New York attorney, claims to have written a screenplay entitled “Amoral Dilemma,” whose plot is strikingly parallel to that of “Bringing Down the House.” In 1999,… Read more »



Outkast Drops Bombs On Tennis Court

Jennifer Capriati gave Outkast some shine before her match at the Nasdaq-100 Open. The tennis star played 1999’s "Bomb’s Over Baghdad," before her match. Capriati said that she played the song to show solidarity with troops fighting in Iraq. The song was reluctantly previewed by stadium court producer Bob Ruf. After Ruf previewed the song… Read more »



Eightball & MJG Sue Suave House, Koch

Eightball and MJG have filed a lawsuit against Tony Draper’s Suave House Inc. and Koch Entertainment, claiming upcoming releases are in violation of a settlement the group entered into with Suave House. According to the suit, the settlement was reached to resolve a dispute over master sound recordings that Eightball and MJG claimed non-payment of… Read more »



Snoop Sued Over Answering Machine Message

An answering machine message has gotten Snoop Dogg into trouble for the second time. According to court documents, the rapper is being sued by a man only known as "Joh Doe," in Los Angeles Superior Court. Doe, who resides in Compton, California, claims that Snoop used his voice unauthorized on "Pimp Slapp’d," which appears on… Read more »



Dame Dash Arrested, Son Brings Pot To School

Roc-A-Fella CEO Damon Dash was arrested yesterday on a warrant for "absconding with a subject child," after his son’s mother claimed he was taking the 11 year-old boy to live in California. The arrest comes amidst a custody battle between Dash and Linda Williams, the 11 year-old’s mother. On March 10, William’s claims that the… Read more »