Rapping Judge Dumps Lawsuit Against Eminem

A $1 million defamation lawsuit against Eminem has been dismissed by a judge in Michigan.DeAngelo Bailey claimed that Eminem slandered him on 1999’s “Brain Damage,” which was featured on The Slim Shady LP. In the song, Em accused Bailey of being a bully who beat him bloody as a child.In the most surprising event, Judge… Read more »



C-Bo, Messy Marv Fired Upon In Missouri

Investigators are seeking a gunman who open fired on rappers C-Bo and Messy Marv in Westport, Missouri this morning. Witnesses said around 3:00 a.m., a gunman open fired with an AK-47 from a pickup truck that pulled up behind the SUV the rappers and their entourage was traveling in. "We are still trying to sort… Read more »



Koch Snags “True Crime” Soundtrack

Koch Entertainment will release the soundtrack compilation to the video game, "True Crime: Streets of L.A. The soundtrack to the game features 20 brand new tracks featuring some of the biggest names in hip-hop. “We are excited to partner up with Vybe Squad and Activision in the release of this special project. We hope it… Read more »



Wyclef Hospitalized

Wyclef Jean checked into a Miami hospital yesterday, suffering from food poisoning and dehydration. Clef’s publicist said the rapper was on his way back from a promotional tour in Europe when he fell ill. "It just seemed to snowball into something that made him very sick and put him in the hospital," Lois Najarian told… Read more »



Hip-Hop Institute Planned For Queens, New York

Community leaders in Queens, New York are teaming with Russell Simmons to build a Hip-Hop Institute, cultural center and museum in Jamaica Queens. "There’s so much positivity and power in Queens and in hip-hop," Simmons told "We just need to water the good seeds." Simmons, along with Charles Fisher, founder of the Hip-Hop Summit… Read more »



Ludacris, Outkast Hold “The King” From #1 Spot

Ludacris and Outkast kept "The King," Elvis Presley, from reaching the number one spot on Billboard’s Top 200 chart. Luda’s Chicken-N-Beer moved 430,000 copies last week, while Outkast moved almost 190,000 copies of their double album, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below. Elvis’ collection, ironically titled Elvis, 2nd to None, moved about 180,000 copies landing The King in… Read more »



Universal Cutting Thousands Of Jobs

Universal Music will cut 1,350 jobs in an attempt to save $200 million a year to make up for a slump in music sales. Universal, the world’s largest record company, already cut 550 jobs worldwide and plans to cut another 800, with 190 of them in North America. The cuts will start this week and… Read more »



Fat Boy Busted

Gregory "Kool Rock Ski" Wimbley was arrested in New York after police pulled him over for making an illegal turn in Brooklyn. Wimbley, 41, made in illegal left turn onto Tillary Street around 7 p.m. Police spotted him and pulled him over for the traffic violation. After running a computer check, police found that his… Read more »



Yahoo Censors “Ghettopoly”

The owner of the controversial board game "Ghettopoly" is upset at Yahoo!, after the company shut down his E-Commerce abilities on the website of the same name that is selling the Monopoly knockoff. The site was shutdown amidst complaints from various leaders in the black community, who condemned the game, which features Pimp, marijuana and… Read more »



Trick Daddy On House Arrest Until Dec. 15th

A court has ordered rapper Trick Daddy to remain on house arrest until he stands trial on December on drug possession and assault and weapons charges.Assistant State Attorney Stacey Glick accused Judge Dennis Murphy of being too lenient with Trick Daddy, who has been allowed to attend several concerts and industry events.Trick Daddy allegedly violated… Read more »



UPN Gets “Eve” For A Full Season

UPN announced that “Eve,” the television show that stars rapper Eve, has been given the green light for a full season.The network picked up nine new episodes for a full 22 episode season.”All of Us,” which stars Duane Martin, Elise Neal and LisaRaye and was created by Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith, was also… Read more »



Supreme Court Rejects Copyright Lawsuit Appeal

The Supreme Court of the United States rejected an appeal involving one of 500 of lawsuits Bridgeport Music Inc. filed against numerous record labels and publishers, for sampling George Clinton’s music without their permission. Bridgeport Music appealed after lower courts ruled a lawsuit against Still N the Water Publishing, which represents recordings made by Rap-A-Lot… Read more »



Ludacris Launching Athletic Shoe Line

Ludacris has signed a deal with Sole City Inc. and will design his own line of footwear, "Da’ Hood Collection by Ludacris." The collection will feature athletic street shoes and boots and will launch in February of 2004. The first shoe to hit the stores is titled "Da’ Block." Sole City will handle the production,… Read more »