Murphy Lee Heads To Europe, Big First Week

Murphy Lee will start a European tour that will last the entire month of November, to support the release of his debut album, Murphy’s Law. The album moved more than 135,000 copies the first week in stores and scored a top 10 debut on Billboard’s Top 200 Album’s Chart. "I’m as excited as a virgin… Read more »



Quannum Crew Member Lateef Teams With Fatboy Slim

Quannum Crew member’ Lateef is teaming with Fatboy Slim on his follow up to 2000’s critically acclaimed album, Halfway Between The Gutter And The Stars. According to reports, the new album will be a departure from the previous album and will feature less house music and more hip-hop. In addition to collaborating with Lateef, the… Read more »



Man Stabbed To Death At Snoop Show

A man attending a concert that featured Snoop Dogg, Ludacris and Warren G. was stabbed to death in a bathroom of the Hyundai Pavilion at Glen Helen in California.Paul Molina Jr., 29, was pronounced dead at the San Bernardino Community Hospital.At press time, officials did not have details on the slaying and had no suspects… Read more »



Royce Da 5’9 Preparing New Album

Detroit’s Royce Da 5’9 is preparing to release a new album on his label, Make-It-Count Records. Death Is Certain is Royce’s third album and will feature production by newcomer Asar, DJ Premier, Carlos Broady, as well as collaborations between D-Elite and members of the R&B trio, Next. "I talk about my ups and downs in… Read more »



Black Eyed Peas Set Chart Record

Black Eyed Pea’s single “Where Is The Love,” has set a new record in the United Kingdom, topping the charts for five weeks, the longest run at the top for a single in five years.The song, which is a response to the September 11th terror attacks against the United States, has the longest run since… Read more »



Rappers Make History

For the first time in the Billboard’s chart history, the top ten songs in the country are all by African-American artists.With the exception of the number 1 song, Beyonce’s “Baby Boy” which features Sean Paul, the other 9 songs are by rappers.The charts reflect hip-hop’s acceptance into all facets of mainstream culture. The following are… Read more »



Da Band Starts Filming Third Season

Sean “P.Diddy” Combs’ Da Band has already started shooting the third season of “Making Of The Band II,” which features the group on their first tour. “MTV is already following us,” group member Ness told “The third season is us acting a fool!” Still, R&B siren Sara said there were no physical fights as… Read more »



Former Employee Alleges Bad Boy Took Part In Murders

A one time business partner of Sean “P.Diddy” Combs who has filed a $25 million dollar lawsuit against the mogul, has come forward with shocking allegations that Diddy and company took part in the murder of Suge Knight’s bodyguard and the murder of Tupac Shakur.Kirk Burrowes has filed the lawsuit in Manhattan federal court, alleging… Read more »



Ice Cube Goes “XXX”

Ice Cube has signed on to replace Vin Diesel in the sequel to the 2002 action hit, “XXX.” According to Revolution Studios, each subsequent sequel will introduce a new character in the franchise of films. Vin Diesel starred as an extreme athlete who became a secret agent in the original flick, which was directed by… Read more »



Money Posted For Kim, New Court Date To Be Set

A representative for Lil Kim has posted $350 dollars to have her removed from the Teaneck, New Jersey police’s wanted list.An outstanding arrest warrant had been on police records since 1996, when Kim was arrested at the home of Notorious B.I.G. B.I.G. was charged with handgun violations, while Kim was charged with possession of marijuana…. Read more »



WIll Smith Big Fish In “Sharkslayer”

Will Smith leads an all-star cast in the animated movie, "Sharkslayer," the story of a fish named Oscar who gets caught up in the ocean’s underworld, when he witnesses the murder of the son of the shark mob boss. Smith will lend his voice to the character of Oscar, while Robert De’Niro, Martin Scorsese, Angelina… Read more »



Plug Pulled On DMX Concert

Authorities in the U.K. canceled a concert by DMX, claiming they were afraid the show could spark violence in the crowd. The event was scheduled to take place Monday, October 6th at the City Hall. Promoters had made plans to search patrons for guns, knives and drugs, but officials said that would not be enough… Read more »



Rev Run To Head Up Phat Farm Athletics

Joseph "Reverend Run" Simmons has been named President of Phat Farm Athletics after heading up Phat Farm Footwear, a division of Phat Farm. The division of the company, which is owned by his brother Russell, raked in more that $170 million in sales of athletic gear in nine months under Run’s guidance. "I go to… Read more »



Memphis Bleek Prep’s Third Album

Memphis Bleek, the first artist signed to the Roc-A-Fella label, is preparing to release his third solo album, M.A.D.E. The album title stands for Money, Attitude, Direction and Education. The release sees the return of Bleek, who took a hiatus after a motorcycle accident almost took the life of his older brother in Miami. Roc-A-Fella’s… Read more »