New Jersey FBI Names Bank Robber After Eminem

In a less than flattering gesture, FBI officials have dubbed a bank robber who has knocked off 10 banks in New Jersey "Eminem," saying that the robber resembles the rap star. Officials claim the bank robber resembles Eminem due to the oversized ski caps and jackets that he wears when he robs a bank. When… Read more »



Raekwon Finalizing Deal, 3rd Solo LP

Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon has inked a multi album deal with IceWater, becoming Chief Creative Officer of the newly formed multimedia company. The company executives include members of Raekwon’s camp, along with top executives from Los Angeles based labels Vocab Records and Goodvibe Recordings. IceWater’s first order of business is to drop Raekwon’s hotly anticipated… Read more »



Fabolous Embarks On Free Tour

Rapper Fabolous will embark on a 13 city tour, giving free performances at Boys & Girls Clubs, seeking to inspire young children to pursue their dreams. “There’s millions of kids that want to do what I do,” Fabolous told in a statement. “[Rapping] became a profession. That’s why I feel it’s a street dream…. Read more »



DMX To Star In Movie ‘Never’

DMX will star opposite David Arquette in "Never," a movie based on the 1974 book "Never Die Alone," by author Donald Goines. The crime drama centers a gangster, who in the original rendition was known as King David, a cocaine dealer. The book focused on King David’s exploits in the underworld. King David is murdered,… Read more »



MC Hammer Gets TV Show

MC Hammer may be on the verge of another comeback after publicly playing out his personal trials and tribulations. After starring in “The Surreal Life,” alongside of Emmanuel “Webster” Lewis, the pop rappers has now signed on for a WB sitcom. The WB has signed Hammer to star in the series, which will be based… Read more »



Simmons Buys Beverage Co; Pepsi Gives In

While Pepsi decided to agree to most of the HHSAN (Hip-Hop Summit Action Network) demands, Russell Simmons has other plans to combat the bias the hip-hop community has faced from conservatives like Bill O’Reilly of “The O’Reilly Factor.” Simmons said that he has begun the purchase of an unnamed soft drink company, although he didn’t… Read more »



Pepsi Backpeddling On Settlement?

Last night on Fox’s "The Bill O’Reilly Show," representatives for Pepsi implied that they would not be donating money to Ludacris’ foundation, as they verbally agreed to earlier this week to avert a boycott of their company. Russell Simmons, head of the Hip-Hop Action Network and President Minister Ben Muhammad said that Pepsi had been… Read more »



Suge Knight’s Hearing Delayed

Suge Knight’s hearing to see if he should be sent back to prison for associating with known gang members was postponed Tuesday by California state officials. The official reason for the delay on the decision to revoke Knight’s parole to send him back to prison was delayed because the Califorina Board of Prison Terms wanted… Read more »



Canibus Talks Media, Reviews And Future

While Canibus has received acclaim on the internet and praise from die-hard fans, those accolades have not necessarily translated into offline success as well. Nevertheless, the reclusive rappers said that he has all he needs to fuel his steadfast march forward, which started with Mic Club: The Curriculum. “Fan support and internet reviews make it… Read more »



Amil Happy With Independence

Former Roc-A-Fella rapper Amil is working on material for her second album, which will be released independently with national distribution. She said that she has finished the majority of her untitled 13-song album. "I aint talking about money, cars or killing n*ggas on this joint," Amil told "This album is just realer [than the… Read more »



Movie Highlights Violence In Bay Area

One week after Hittman from the Bay Area’s RBL Posse was gunned down, filmmaker Kevin Epps brought his piece "Straight Outta Hunter’s Point," through Philly. The film is a raw documentary shot between 1998 and 2001 of one of America’s most gang infested wastelands. The piece not only observes the violence, but it also captures… Read more »