Jean Grae Preps “Bootleg” EP

Jean Grae is set to drop her debut album on Babygrande Records/Orchestral Entertainment. The Bootleg of the Bootleg EP is Grae’s second release, since her critically acclaimed debut LP Attack of the Attacking Things. Grae’s first single from the EP is "Hater’s Anthem," which features Cannibal Ox, whom Grae is touring with. Grae is recording… Read more »



dead prez, Others, On ACLU’s College Freedom Tour

Dead prez, Welfare Poets, DJ Revolution, Art Start Project Immortal technique and Tahir are on the road with the no admission American Civil Liberties Union’s College Freedom tour. The tour is aimed at educating college students about the climate of the United States after the September 11 terror attacks on the United States. "While the… Read more »



50 Cent’s “P.I.M.P.” Banned

50 Cent was forced to re-shoot an X-rated version of his video "P.I.M.P." in the United Kingdom, because several television stations, including MTV, deemed it too explicit. MTV, Top Of The Pops and CD:UK refused to air the video, which features topless women and features 50 provocatively grabbing a woman from behind. The video was… Read more »



Exclusive: Diddy Speaks On Business Moves

Sean "P.Diddy" Combs is closing a deal to move his various businesses under one roof and is leasing a 52,000 square foot office building and five floors in New York’s Times Square. "I had five offices all around the city. To have them under one roof is a dream come true," Diddy told "It’s… Read more »



Paris’ “Sonic Jihad” Sells Out Online, Hits Stores Today

Paris’ latest album, Sonic Jihad, has finally hit stores, after selling out on the rapper’s website, "People seem to be hungry for more than what they’re used to getting from their entertainment — especially hip-hop — and are growing tired of the scene," Paris told The album features such other out spoken rappers… Read more »



Witnesses Claim C-Murder Was Triggerman

More witnesses have come forward and fingered rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller as the triggerman who fatally shot and killed a 16-year old in a Jefferson Parish, Louisiana nightclub. Two witnesses, one a security guard for the club, testified that they both saw Miller and friends assault Steve Thomas. One of the witnesses said that she… Read more »



Baby, Rev Run & Others Honored At Sister 2 Sister’s Intergenerational Celebration

Sister 2 Sister Magazine will hold it’s 5th Annual Intergenerational Celebration, which pairs hip-hop and R&B singers with various politicians from across the country and honors those that contribute to African-American culture. DC Mayor Anthony Williams; Congressman Charles Rangel (D-NY); Baby of Cash Money, Angie Stone, Congresswoman Carolyn Kilpatrick (D-MI); Reverend Run from Run DMC;… Read more »



Former Spook’s Member Water Water Killed

Former Spooks group member Jerel Allaine Spruill better known as Water Water was fatally injured in a car accident outside of Washington D.C. early Saturday morning. Water Water was part of the Spooks when they released their groundbreaking, critically acclaimed Antra/Artemis debut S.I.O.S.O.S. Volume 1. The album spawned a hit single and video, "Things I’ve… Read more »



Everlast Inks Deal With Def Jam

Everlast has signed with the Island Def Jam Music Group and will drop his third studio album next year. The rapper is currently recording the yet-to-be titled album in Los Angeles and New York City. He will co-executive produce the album along with long time hip-hop A&R man, Dante Ross. "I am excited to be… Read more »



Cypress Hill Not Welcomed In San Bernardino

The Mayor of San Bernardino is once again criticizing rap music, this time targeting Cypress Hill and their popular SmokeOut, an annual festival the group organizes. According to a report in South California’s Press Enterprise, police declared the festival a "crime magnet" and the Mayor Judith Valles said the show was not welcomed. Of the… Read more »



Peedi Crakk Wants To Rep Armadale

State Property member Peedi Crakk is in discussions to be featured as a spokesman for Armadale Vodka, according to the rapper. Having already been featured in ads for Rocawear and State Property Clothing, the Philadelphia native wants his underground hit “Fall Back,” to be featured in commercial clips for the Roc-A-Fella owned liquor. “That’s like… Read more »



RZA Goes From Toad To Prince

The RZA, the Abbott and leader of the Wu-Tang Clan, is prepping to release his third solo effort, “Birth of a Prince” on Wu Records/Sanctuary Records on October 7th, 2003. “The music itself is going to give you the concept but I’ll give you a taste of it,” the RZA told in between takes… Read more »



Ying Yang Twins Record With Britney Spears

Atlanta’s Ying Yang Twins are experiencing the most success of their career, after putting in years of work down south and releasing such regional hits as "Ying Yang In This Thang" and "Whistle While You Twurk." After striking it big this year on Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz’ "Get Low," as well as their… Read more »