Duck Down Records To Re-Release BDI Thug

Buckshot, the lead MC of Boot Camp Click and Black Moon, will re-release 1999’s BDI Thug album with three new songs. Buckshot uses the BDI Thug as the moniker for his solo career. The Thug element in the name pays homage to the time spent with the late Tupac Shakur. Duckdown will be re-releasing the… Read more »



Atlanta Hip-Hop Fest Fate Decided Today

The city of Atlanta will decide today (March 6.) whether or not the Urban Hip-Hop Music Festival will be permitted to be held at Turner Field. The event, which is scheduled to begin April 11, is being promoted by Russell Simmons’ and Dr. Benjamin Muhammad’s Hip Hop Summit Action Network. The weekend would kick off… Read more »


Nelly Backs NASCAR Truck

Nelly and his Vokal clothing label have purchased part of Billy Ballew Motorsports for the rest of the NASCAR truck season. Nelly’s new truck will feature the Vokal clothing label logo and will be introduced in time for the Darlington 200 truck event. "We’ve kind of been running on stealth mode for the last few… Read more »



Rowdee Black Giant Usher Change

Hip-hop music wears many faces, but one Philadelphia-based act intends to offer the genre a facelift on the house. The Rowdee Black Giants rap collective has slowly begun to garner accolades through intensive grassroots performances in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. According to Jermaine “The Mutation of Greatness” Young, a lead rapper in the group, the… Read more »



X-ecutioners Ready ‘Scratchology’

Rob Swift, Roc Raida, and Total Eclipse, also known as The X-ecutioners, have mixed the latest Sequence Mixtape Session, Scratchology. The album features such DJ pioneers as DJ Jazzy Jay, DJ Cash Money, Pete Rock, DJ Premier and Grandmaster Flash. "The purpose of this mixtape is to educate people about the history of scratching and… Read more »



Bo Diddley Says Rap Music Won’t Last

Pioneering bluesman Bo Diddley had some choice words to say about hip-hop music last Thursday. Speaking to high school students Dunnellon High School near Diddley’s home in Archer, Florida, the 74-year-old Diddley labeled rap "disgusting" and said that it would not last as long as his 50 year career has. "The lyrics are very disgusting… Read more »



Lil Jon Directs Latest Video

Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz recently lensed their video for "Play No Game," the second single from their fourth album, Kings Of Crunk. The video was shot on location in a residential community of Miami, in an eight-bedroom house that was converted into a rush party for the fictional "Omega East Side Fraternity."… Read more »



DMX No. 1 In Film

When DMX proclaimed “X Gonna Give It to Ya,” hip-hop’s top dog proved his bite to be as fearsome as his bark as his film “Cradle 2 the Grave” tops the box office, while the accompanying soundtrack lands at number six on the Billboard charts. With a weekend draw of $17.1 million, the martial arts… Read more »



Angie Martinez Takes Maternity Leave; Celebrates

In an on-air baby shower, the staff, admirers and friends of Hot 97’s Angie Martinez wished the expectant mother well as she worked her last day at the station prior to her maternity leave. Martinez received gifts like a Burberry robe, a rosery from Jacob The Jeweler, a car seat from co-worker Funk Flex and… Read more »



Nelly To Take Top Honors At Soul Train Music Awards

Nelly will be honored with Soul Train’s Sammy Davis Jr. Award for Entertainer Of The Year tonight in Pasadena, California. The rapper joins The Beatles and the Bee Gees by garnering two consecutive and simultaneous #1 singles with "Hot in Herre" and "Dilemma," an accomplishment that hadn’t been achieved since 1978. Nelly received two Grammy’s… Read more »



50 Cent ‘ 94 Drug Arrest Detailed

Detailed documents have hit the internet detailing the 1994 drug arrest of 50 Cent and a 16-year-old female accomplice. The papers, revealed by, chronicle the arrest and incarceration of the record-breaking rap artist. Arrested 1994, the rapper and the teen were and charged with felony drug charges. On June 29, 50 and the girl,… Read more »



Trick Daddy Hit With Assault Charges

Maurice "Trick Daddy" Young, is facing assault charges after he allegedly flashed a gun and threatened to kill a man during a dispute following a basketball game Feb. 3. Witnesses said that Trick Daddy was playing basketball with friends when he got into an unknown dispute with Pernell Paige, 27. Trick Daddy left the court… Read more »