Busta Goes To Court In Assault Case

Busta Rhymes appeared today in a District Court in Falls River, Massachusetts to face assault charges after allegedly pushing and threatening a fan who touched him during an impromptu performance last December. During Busta’s set, Celine Giguere, 21, of Rhode Island, allegedly reached out and placed her hand on Busta’s chin, prompting an angry reaction… Read more »



New Pac Tribute Mixtape Hits The Streets

DJ Vlad, Dirty Harry and Green Lantern have collaborated on a new mix CD dedicated to the late Tupac Shakur, that features top names from the hip-hop world paying tribute to the rapper. The trio remixed a bunch of Tupac tracks for 2Pac: Rap Phenomenon II and had artists come in and put new verses… Read more »



British Gay Activist Seeks To Prosecute Elephant Man, Beenie Man And Bountie Killer

A British gay activist is demanding the arrest of Elephant Man, Beenie Man and Bountie Killer, claiming that British law allows officials to prosecute singers who encourage violence against homosexuals. Peter Tatchell and humans rights group Outrage say that Britain authorities have an obligation to arrest the reggae artists saying that the artists violate the… Read more »


Nelly Shoots Pilot For Reality Show, Stays At #1

Nelly and Saint Louis running back Marshall Faulk shot a pilot for a new reality show, which will be broadcast on Fox Sports Net Midwest. The half hour show follows the duo around Saint Louis engaged in a variety of situations. According to reps for Fox, if the pilot is successful, the show will become… Read more »



The Lox Still Ruff Ryders

When Lox members Sheek Louch, Jadakiss and Styles P. formed their D-Block label and inked a deal with Universal, rumors swirled that there was a rift between the trio and the label that the group is signed to, Ruff Ryders. "I don’t know where the rumors come from, B," Jadakiss said while feasting on some… Read more »



Kadafi’s Mother Speaks

"We have to start with the truth…my son was murdered," said Yaasmyn Fula, mother of Kadafi Fula. There have been various accounts of how Kadafi, one of Tupac’s Outlawz, was slain. Some theories state that he was killed in a freak accident with a firearm and others still maintain that he was murdered because he… Read more »



Baby Phat Launches Visa Card

Baby Phat’s Kimora Lee Simmons launched her new Baby Phat Prepaid Rush Visa Card, which sports the Baby Phat logo, is hot pink and offers card holders special discounts through the Baby Phat website. "I’m extremely excited to be partnering with my husband in introducing the new Baby Phat Card," said Kimora Lee said. "Through… Read more »



Comprehensive Review Guide For Hip-Hop Albums Drops

Hip-Hop journalist Oliver Wang has assembled over two dozen hip-hop critics around the world and has released "Classic Material, The Hip-Hop Album Guide," the first comprehensive review guide for hip-hop albums. "At the beginning of the year, if you walked into any bookstore in the country and tried to find any books dedicated to reviewing… Read more »



Lance “Un” Rivera Directs New Latifah Flick

Lance "Un" Rivera has switched hats, from record label CEO to movie director, jumping behind the lens for the Queen Latifah penned "The Cookout." Rivera, who used to hustle on the streets of New York with rapper Notorious B.I.G., headed up the Undeas, which he founded with Biggie and Untertainment, which at one point had… Read more »



State Ends Settlement Talks With Simmons

The New York State Lobbying Commission ended settlement talks with Russell Simmons and Benjamin Chavis, of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network. The settlement talks were in relation to a federal lawsuit Simmons and Chavis filed contesting the states rights to investigate whether or not Simmons, Chavis and the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network were illegally lobbying… Read more »