Fabolous, Neptunes Sued By Brooklyn Woman

A woman from Brooklyn, NY filed a lawsuit against Fabolous, alleging that his 2001 hit "Young N (Holla Back)" was stolen from a group on her record label. Carla Boone claims that she gave CD’s featuring the song "Holla’ Back" by her group Trajik to promoters and executives who worked with Fabolous. Boone claims the… Read more »



New York’s SharpShootaz Win AOL Contest

New York based hip-hop group SharpShootaz won AOL Music’s second First Break contest. The group won the most votes out of the thousands of AOL member entries submitted to for the contest.”This has been a great experience for us, and we feel blessed to have beaten out some amazing competition.,” the SharpShootaz said.”We’ve been living… Read more »



Eminem T-Shirt Sparks Deadly Fight

An Eminem T-Shirt sparked a deadly fight in Istanbul, Turkey’s Kucukcekmece district yesterday.Vendor Hayrettin Demir was hawking the T-Shirts, shouting Eminem, which 19-year-old Dilaver Akkurt took as an insult to his mother. Akkurt told Demir that his mothers name was Emine. “Eminem” means “my Emine” in Turkish.A knife fight broke out between the two men… Read more »



Missy Elliot Leads Fight Against Domestic Abuse

Missy Elliot has been tapped to be the national spokesperson for Break The Cycle, a non-profit organization that works with youth to end domestic violence. "I know how domestic violence can affect a family and I want to do everything I can to stop it from happening to others," Elliot said. "The most important thing… Read more »



Das EFX Hits The Road With The RZA

In stores as of September 23rd, they have started a national campaign along with Wu-Tang Clan frontman RZA and his protégé North Star to promote the new album. Das EFX will be performing such classics as “Mic Checka,” and “They Want EFX” along with their latest album’s lead single, “Dro & Henne,” as well as… Read more »



Allen Iverson, 50 Cent Ready New Kicks

Allen Iverson and 50 Cent will drop new sneakers in the next week, with Iverson’s Answer 7 hitting stores November 7th, while 50’s G6 from his G-Unit Collection will land in stores November 11th. Iverson and 50 will be featured in various advertisements together for the first time on billboard and television spots. "Teaming up… Read more »



Hip-Hop History Month Kicks Off

Today (November 1st) marks the start of Hip-Hop History month. The Universal Zulu Nation will pay tribute to the pioneers of the genre during the weekend of November 7th-9th in New York City. KRS-1’s Temple of Hip-Hop will also pay homage tomorrow, by presenting the 1st Annual Temple of Hip-Hop Showcase in Atlanta. In that… Read more »



Philly Legends Honored During “Hip-Hop Holler-Day”

Philly Word Magazine will present "A Great Day In Philly," in which influential rap and R&B artist will be photographed. The shooting will take place on November 2, during the "Hip-Hop Holler Day" weekend, which takes place November 1, 2 and 3rd in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Legends confirmed include Schooly D.,Lady B, MC Breeze, Larry Lar,… Read more »



Beatnuts Sign With Penalty

Critically acclaimed hip-hop group The Beatnuts have signed a deal with the recently re-launched Penalty Recordings, one of the most successful independent record labels of the 1990’s. "I watched their career develop on Relativity and Loud Records and I became a huge fan," CEO Neil Levine said. "The Beatnuts are career artists who produce, rap… Read more »