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Jay-Z Readies “Black Shoe”

Jay-Z is gearing up to release The Black Album this Friday. On November 28th, the rapper will release his black shoe, the latest installment of his "S.Carter Collection by Rbk." The latest line from the S.Carter Collection will come in black, green/red for men and children and black and pink for women. "It’s a beautiful… Read more »

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Luke Banned From Performing In South Carolina

Luther Campbell avoided jail time after pleading guilty to an obscenity charge after a performance at a North Charleston nightclub last year. Judge James Williams suspended a six-month jail sentence and banished the rapper/mogul from making paid appearances in the state of South Carolina for five years. Two other charges were dropped, but could be… Read more »

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Anthony “Wolf” Jones Gunned Down In Atlanta

Anthony "Wolf" Jones, 36, and another man were gunned down outside of a night club in Atlanta, according to sources. Jones and Lamont Gurdy were shot and killed during the incident, which occurred in the Buckhead area early Tuesday morning. Jones served as Sean "P.Diddy" Combs’ bodyguard for a number of years. Jones and Combs… Read more »

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50 Cent Performance Draws Complaints

50 Cent raised eyebrows at a performance in St. Petersburg, Florida during the Urban Car Show tour, which was cosponsored by the city of St. Petersburg.The show, which drew 5,300 people, also produced numerous complaints to officials, who were bombarded with calls and e-mails about the noise and profanity.John Claude Bodziak, who organized the St…. Read more »

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Rah Digga, Wendy Day, Others Discuss Hip-Hop Journalism

In celebration of Hip-Hop History Month, the Art Sanctuary in Philadelphia will host "State Of The Art: Hip-Hop Journalism" at the Church Of The Advocate in Philadelphia, on November 12. Rah Digga, publicist Biff Warren, Journalists Selwyn Seyfu Hinds, Toure, Tonya Pendleton, James Spady and Rap Coalition’s Wendy Day will all participate in a panel… Read more »

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S.O.B.’s And AllHipHop Launch “Plain Rap” Series In New York

KRS-One launched the weekly rap series, "Plain Rap" at S.O.B.’s in New York City. The "Plain Rap" series is a new weekly event between S.O.B.’s and AllHipHop, showcasing various established hip-hop artists, paired with upcoming talent.</ "S.O.B.’s is representing the true hip-hop," KRS-One told AllHipHop.com. "They helped make the show a success." Kool Keith, Jeru,… Read more »

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DreamWorks Gobbled Up By Universal

DreamWorks, the conglomerate owned by Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen, have agreed to sell their music division, home to such acts as Mystik, Q-Tip, Sleepy Brown, Vishuss, Floetry and Nelly Furtado. Sources stated that the recorded business will be gobbled up by the mammoth Universal Music Group for $100 million dollars. Universal is… Read more »

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Murphy Lee Strikes Gold

Murphy Lee’s debut solo album Murphy’s Law has reached gold selling status, moving 500,000 copies since dropping in October. The album sold over 134,000 copies in the first week of being in the stores, fending off competition from over 20 albums, including strong debuts from Rob Zombie, Anthony Hamilton and Fuel. The album debuted at… Read more »

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KRS-One, Bambaataa To Rock SOB’s

This November, the Universal Zulu Nation celebrates its thirtieth year of existence. In honor of the occasion, a rare performance reconvenes Afrika Bambaataa and the Soulsonic Force for an unforgettable evening on Sunday November 9.The event will take place at SOB’s in New York. Other performances include headliner KRS-One, the Jungle Brothers, and others to… Read more »

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Tray Deee Arrested In Shooting Incident

Tray “Tray Deee” Muhammad was arrested and booked with felony assault with a deadly weapon, for allegedly firing a handgun at people outside of an unnamed business establishment Saturday in Long Beach.Muhammad was identified as a possible suspect in the shooting and was arrested hours after the incident occured at his Fontana home.No one was… Read more »

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Big Lurch Sentenced To Life In Prison

Antron “Big Lurch” Singleton was sentenced to life in prison yesterday, after being convicted of killing a 21-year-old woman, cutting open her chest and eating a portion of her lung.Singleton had pleaded not guilty to the charges, claiming that he was insane at the time of the killing because he was under the influence of… Read more »

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Juvenile

An arrest warrant has been issued for Terius “Juvenile” Grey, for allegedly failing to pay child support to the mother of his 6-month-old daughter.Gwinnett County police in Georgia obtained the warrant on charges of abandonment of a dependent child. Lt. Nick Neal said that the woman was not asking for an unjustified amount of money… Read more »

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Slick Rick Home From Jail

Legendary rapper Slick Rick Walters was officially released from jail on Friday November 7 after being locked up for over 17 months by immigration officials. He is currently back in the Bronx with his wife and two children. “I still can’t believe it to some degree,” said Rick told the Associated Press. “I’m just thankful… Read more »

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