Busta’s SUV Shot Up In Front Of Violator

Busta Rhymes almost skipped the Clive Davis’ infamous pre-Grammy Awards party, after a drive-by shooting that left his new SUV with bullet holes. A gunman shot the vehicle six times on the passenger side of Busta’s GMC Suburban Friday night, according to the New York Daily News. The shooting took place in front of Violator… Read more »



Eminem, Nelly, Outkast & Killer Mike Win Grammy’s

After being absent from New York for four years, The 45th annual Grammy’s show stealing moments went to Norah Jones, not the many rappers that were nominated for awards. Norah Jones, daughter of famed musician Ravi Shankar, took home seven awards, topping Eminem and Ashanti for Best Album Of The Year. Jones made history by… Read more »



Jay-Z Happy Making History

Jay-Z will be the first rapper to perform on pay channel Showtime tonight (Feb.22) during a pre-fight concert before Mike Tyson fights Clifford Etienne and several acts will join him. It has been announced that Missy Elliot, M.O.P., Beanie Sigel, Freeway and Memphis Bleek will be among the performers to make appearances during the rapper’s… Read more »



Foxy Brown Fears Losing Grammy

When on the mic, rhyme mistress Foxy Brown exudes unflappable confidence, but the rapper admits a Grammy nomination tends to usher in some of her stronger insecurities. “[I ask myself] ‘what is this going to feel like when I lose,’” Fox said to “I want to think like I am going to lose, because… Read more »



Hi-Tek Seeks Out Talent, Readies New Album

Producer Hi-Tek is hosting a talent search, throughout the Midwest. Taking place at the Cincinnati Convention Center, the search will include a panel of judges including executives from Def Jam and MCA. "I just look for originality, something that catches my ear, somebody that believes in themselves," Hi-Tek told "I don’t care if it’s… Read more »



Juvenile Pleads Guilty

Former Cash Money cohort Juvenile pleaded guilty today in court to battery stemming from an incident where the rapper struck a man in the head with a champagne bottle. After the incident, the New Orleans rapper then proceeded to grab a police officer. As a result of the felony charge, the rapper was sentenced to… Read more »



Fat Joe On Grammy: Ready To Wild Out

Fat Joe is a man of many sentiments and, should he win a Grammy on Sunday Feb. 23, the heavyweight rapper said he will run through the full spectrum of positive emotions and rep for New York. “I don’t even know what I’ll do, [I’m going to] just wild out. It would be the first… Read more »



Ras Kass: A Fugitive From The Law?

Sources at Capitol/Priority Records have confirmed that Carson, CA rapper Ras Kass is a fugitive from the law. Ras, whose government name is John Austin III, didn’t appear for sentencing in Los Angeles over a month ago. The rapper was supposed to be sentenced for a third DUI conviction, and begin serving the state mandatory… Read more »



Sony Music Set To Slash Jobs, Restructure Label

According to sources, Sony Music Entertainment is readying a restructuring plan that will result in an estimated 1,000 jobs being slashed in an attempt to cut costs. The label will also trim their roster of artists. The restructuring plan would be the first major move of new Sony Music CEO Andrew Lack, who replaced CEO… Read more »



Bone Finds Harmony In ‘Home’

Cleveland’s Bone Thugs have restored harmony in their ranks and have moved forward with a new single with an unlikely ally – 80’s rock icon Phil Collins. The collaboration, “Home,” the current single from their Thug World Order set, almost didn’t happen due to early apprehension. The song is a play on Collins 1985 hit,… Read more »



Funkmaster Flex Coming To TNN

Hip-hop DJ Funkmaster Flex will join TNN this fall, as host of "The Funkmaster Flex Show," a new series that will take viewers into the world of celebrities and "hiphop car culture." The series will feature the most popular car shows in the country as well as the latest in automobile styling. Flex founded Team… Read more »



Chuck D: ‘War With Iraq About Money And Oil’

Chuck D. was guest speaker at Radford University’s Black History Month program yesterday (Feb. 18). The rapper spoke on the looming war with Iraq and accused U.S. leaders of ignoring the global opposition to the war. “Bush doesn’t listen to the people,” Chuck D. said. “I don’t know who he’s representing. The whole world is… Read more »



Rapper Sticky Fingaz Readies Sophomore Solo LP

Sticky Fingaz is preparing his sophomore solo set, Decade (But Wait, It Gets Worse), slated for an April 29th release. The album, which features production by Sticky and Aftermath beatsmith Scott Storch, is dedicated to the late Jam Master Jay. Sticky and Onyx released their debut 1993 album Bacdafucup, on Jam Master Jay’s JMJ Records… Read more »



Owner Of The Source Spars With Bill O’Reilly

The Source co-owner and founder Dave Mays, appeared on Bill O’Reilly’s "O’Reilly Factor" television show on Feb. 18., after the magazine criticized O’Reilly for his repeated commentaries on "thug rap," labeling him a "racist" and a "hypocrite" in the March issue of the magazine. "There are issues as far as what rap music’s impact is… Read more »