Wordsworth Inks Deal, Preps Solo Album

Rapper Wordsworth has inked a deal with Halftooth Records and will drop his highly anticipated solo album. Wordsworth, who gained fame from his role in the Lyricist Lounge showcase, said that his decision to sign with the indie label was based on the owners belief in his music. “I chose to go with Halftooth because… Read more »



New York Council Member Seeks Reparations From Record Labels

New York Council member Yvette D. Clarke joined community activists and elected officials last week, denouncing misogynist and racist lyrics by Eminem and other popular hip-hop artists. Clarke, along with Erica Ford of the Code Foundation, Viola Plummer of the December 12th Movement, representatives of the Harriet Tubman/Fannie Lou Hamer Collective, the Masses United for… Read more »



DJ Quik Wanted For Assault

An arrest warrant for David "DJ Quik" Blake was issued by San Bernardino County this week after the rapper allegedly entered his sister’s home and assaulted her. According to authorities, Quik entered the house of his 42 year-old sister on November 2 with two other men while she was sleeping. His sister said that Quik… Read more »



Details In Soulja Slim Shooting

James "Soulja Slim" Tapp was shot and killed yesterday (November 26) in front of his mothers house in New Orleans. Police are investigating a number of leads in the killing, but have yet to charge anyone in connection with the crime. "Slim was wildin’ out, he was on X (Ecstasy) hard," a source told…. Read more »



Soulja Slim Gunned Down

According to sources, James “Soulja Slim” Tapp was shot and killed today (November 26) in New Orleans. Tapp was shot several times and killed in the front yard of his mother’s New Orlean’s house, as he exited his vehicle. Police are currently seeking a motive for the rapper’s slaying. Before signing to Master P’s No… Read more »



50 Cent’s G6 Sneaker Debuts Big

50 Cent’s recently released sneaker with Reebok, the G6 from the G-Unit Collection, marked one of the best liquidations of a debut Reebok shoe. According to Reebok, the shoe completely sold out of the store and in key global markets such as New York, Philadelphia and London. “My Reebok G-Unit sneaker blew out of… Read more »



Big Tigger, G-Unit, Wyclef Raise AIDS Awareness

Cable television channel BET will provide special programming to coincide with World AIDS Day, a globally recognized event that takes place on Monday, December 1. The network will utilize hip-hop to kick off the programming, airing a special two-hour edition of Rap City: The Bassment. Host Big Tigger will discuss the important HIV testing information… Read more »



Jay-Z Goes Out On Top At Farewell Concert

Jay-Z held his farewell concert last night (November 25) at Madison Square Garden. The sold out show was a who’s who in rap and R&B music, featuring Beyonce, the Roc-A-Fella family, R.Kelly, Missy Elliot, Foxy Brown and Mary J. Blige. The concert highlighted the phenomenal success the Brooklyn born rapper has acheived. Jay-Z started the… Read more »



Xzibit Forms New Crew

LA rhymester Xzibit has formed Strong Arm Steady, a new group that includes San Diego’s Mitchy Slick, former Likwit member Phil The Agony and Krondon.Next year, X and the group will drop a DVD to introduce the collective and reveal their ways through shows and backstage. In addition, the DVD will include an exclusive mixtape… Read more »



Miami’s Pitbull Signs With TVT

Popular Miami rapper Pitbull has inked a long term deal with TVT Records, home to such southern acts as Ying Yang Twins and Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz. “The timing was just right with TVT. The label has its finger on the pulse of the South movement and I wanted to be a part… Read more »



Howard U Keeps Marching Band Out Of DMX Video

Howard University officials ruled that the prestigious school’s marching band could not appear in “We Bout to Blow,” a new video by rapper DMX.Franklin Chambers, Vice Provost of Student Affairs, said the school’s General Counsel did not have enough time to review the contract, due to the timing of the request.Chambers also said the historically… Read more »



DMC Reminisces Over Thanksgiving Dinner

Darryl “DMC” McDaniels will join disco diva Gloria Gaynor, former teen idol Debbie Gibson and Dee Snyder of rock group Twisted Sister on VH1’s first-ever “A Very Classic Thanksgiving.”VH1 invited the “classic” artists to eat food, drink wine, share Thanksgiving memories and discuss music.Highlights of the festivities will be played over a two day span… Read more »



The Source Criticizes Russell Simmons And HSAN

Source owner David Mays has decided to step down from the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network’s board of directors, alleging that Russell Simmons was irresponsible for his recent defense of Eminem. Last week, the magazine released a 10-year-old tape of a younger Marshall Mathers rapping disrespectfully about Black women and using the word ni**er. “Russell Simmons’… Read more »



Eminem Releases New Source Diss Song

In the latest in the war of words between Eminem and Ray “Benzino” Scott, three new songs by Eminem are circulating on the Internet, aimed at the Source magazine’s owners. On the first song “Bully”, Eminem accuses Benzino of extreme jealously and vowed that he would not back down from The Source magazine. “I’m withholding… Read more »