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 »



MTV Attempts To Censor Public Enemy

According to Public Enemy’s Chuck D., MTV has censored their "Gotta Give The People What They Need" video. Chuck D. said in a statement released to that MTV objected to the song’s references to controversial incarcerated figure Mumia Abu-Jamal. "They’re playing the hell out of Nelly and Khia, dumbing American kids down to ‘its… Read more »



Funk Flex Strikes Car Deal

Funkmaster Flex has announced a new partnership with Lincoln Mercury to The DJ and radio personality will be creating a Team Baurtwell Edition of the 2003 Navigator. The Custom SUV will be distributed by the Staten Island, New York Dana Lincoln-Mercury dealership starting spring 2003. “I’ve done customizing in wheels for people like Puffy,… Read more »



Scratch Coming To DVD

Doug Pray’s feature length film "Scratch," will hits stores on DVD September 17th. "Scratch" is billed as a story of hip-hop through the eyes of the DJ and is a virtual who’s who in the world of Turntablism. The DVD features performances, appearances and interviews with such notables as Afrika Bambaataa, GrandWizard Theodore, the Original… Read more »



Necro Releases Special Edition CD/DVD

Hardcore hip-hopper Necro is releasing a special limited edition of The Gory Days on CD and DVD. The rapper said that only 5,000 copies have been pressed. Fans of Necro can pre-order the set and receive the CD and DVD, two T-Shirts and an autographed poster by the Brooklyn emcee. "Most cats in the music… Read more »



Biggie Fam Boast ‘100% Alibi’

The estate of the Notorious B.I.G. has released a second statement, which they alleged represents “100% Corroboration” of the rapper’s whereabouts on the night of the Tupac Shakur shooting that eventually lead to his death. The rapper was reportedly in the studio recording “Nasty Boy,” a song that features Lil’ Kim, during the day and… Read more »



Skanbino Mob Member Trial Starts

Opening statements in the murder trial of Deion "Bone Skanless" Smith of the Skanbino Mob were heard Friday (September 6). Smith is facing murder and weapons charges for the May 21, 2001 murder of a Flint, Michigan man. According to the Flint police, they found Maurice Baker, 29, bleeding from gunshot wounds to his chest… Read more »



Ludacris Responds To Pepsi, Plans A Rally

Ludacris has responded to Pepsi and their decision to dump him from their advertising roster, after the rappers lyrics came under fire on Bill Oreilly’s "The O’reilly Factor." The Atlanta based rapper said he will call on fans and artists to join him in an attempt to "create one voice and take it all back."… Read more »



Spoken Word Tour Kicks Off

The "Underground Poets Railroad" spoken word tour kicked off last week. The show features poetry acts that vary from city to city as well as hip-hop artists Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, Professor Griff and DJ Jazzy Jeff. The tour kicked off Hattiesburg, Mississippi and will stop in Atlanta, Washington D.C. and New York. Producers… Read more »