HHSAN Honors Diddy, Jay, Hilfiger and Pepsi

A bevy of Hip-Hop heavies past and present turned up for the first annual Hip-Hop Summit Action Awards benefit at the Laura Belle private event venue in Manhattan on Tuesday. Russell Simmons played host as decade-spanning artists Jay-Z, P. Diddy, MC Shan, Grandmaster Flash, and others arrived alongside civil rights advocates Jesse Jackson and the… Read more »



Wu Tang To Release Book And Tour

Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA is leading the publication of a book on the history of The Wu-Tang Clan. Riverhead Books will release “The Wu-Tang Manual,” which will contain autobiographies from each member as well as a lyrical encyclopedia. “This is basically everything Wu,” Riverhead senior editor Sean McDonald told Billboard. “A large chunk will be the… Read more »



Eminem Says Tape Was Made As A Frustrated Teen

At a press conference in New York yesterday, The Source Magazine unveiled a tape recording of Eminem freestyling, using racial slurs against African-Americans.The tape, which features a young Eminem rhyming over a beatbox and primitive drum machine, was recorded around 1993 according to a press release issued by the magazine.On the tape Eminem says: All… Read more »



Juvenile Preps 5th Album

Terius “Juvenile” Grey will release his fifth solo album for Cash Money Records on December 23. Juve The Great is his first official release since his 2001 effort, Project English.The first single from the album will be “In My Life,” which was produced by Cash Money’s resident producer Mannie Fresh.Mannie Fresh said that the arrangement… Read more »



Sam Goody’s, Tower Records Team Up With “Pimp Juice”

Nelly has partnered with national chains Sam Goody’s and Tower Records to sell and promote his controversial “Pimp Juice” energy drink.In addition to selling the “Pimp Juice” brand, the chains will also promote and sell Nelly’s new remix album, Da Derrty Versions (The Reinvention), in stores across the United States.Taking advantage of a slot on… Read more »



Sears Gets Down With “Hip-Hop Inspired” Clothing

Retailing giant Sears is hoping to cash in on the popularity of “hip-hop inspired” clothing, with the launch of 50 “urban” shops located inside of the stores.Selected Sears department stores in Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, Chicago, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington D.C. will carry the clothing lines in premium store… Read more »



The Source To Hold Press Conference Surrounding Alleged Eminem Tape

<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif"The Source Magazine will hold a press conference today, unveiling what they allege is an audio track recorded by Eminem which according to a press release, contains "racial slurs about black women and black people in general."Source founder Dave Mays and Raymond “Benzino” Scott will play the recording from start to… Read more »



$50 Million Dollar Piracy Ring Smashed

Atlanta, Georiga police with the help of federal agents, broke up what they called one of the largest CD piracy rings in the country. Police believe the organziation pirated copyrighted material with a market value of over $50 million dollars. The ring was allegedly operated by a Lawrenceville, Georgia man named Khalid "DJ Rock" Satary… Read more »



50 Cent Leads AMA Winners

50 Cent and Luther Vandross led the American Music Awards last night, each taking home two honors. Rappers Missy Elliot, Lil Jon and Kid Rock also snagged awards, which took place last night at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. 50 Cent, who was a no show, won two awards for Best Male Rap Artist and Best… Read more »



Signed Jay-Z Albums Up For Auction

Universal & Ebay have put 100 signed copies of Jay-Z’s The Black Album up for auction. One copy contains tickets to Jay-Z’s sold out benefit concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The performance will benefit Jay-Z’s Shawn Carter Scholarship Fund and Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. To bid on the auction,… Read more »



Hip-Hop Summit Action Network To Honor Diddy, Jigga & Tommy Hilfiger

Russell Simmons’ non-profit Hip-Hop Summit Action Network will host the First Annual Action Awards benefit and dinner, which will take place November 18 in New York City.Clothing designer Tommy Hilfiger, moguls Sean “P.Diddy” Combs and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Pepsi-Cola North American President, Dawn Hudson will all be awarded for their roles in community activism… Read more »