DMC U.S. Finals This Weekend

DJ’s have been competing in regional battles for the past few months, hoping to become the U.S. champ. The event is being hosted by Philadelphia DJ legend Jazzy Jeff, as well as a performance by Pharoahe Monch. Jam Master Jay will be inducted into the DJ Hall of Fame for his contributions to DJ culture…. Read more »



Death Row Preparing Album Of 2Pac Remixes

Death Row Records is gearing up to release Death Row Presents 2Pac Nu-Mixx Klazzics, a new album that reworks to classic 2Pac songs. "We decided to take Pac’s best tracks and spice them up a bit," said Suge Knight, who, as the project’s executive producer, hand-picked the cuts on the collection. "In that way, we… Read more »



Black Moon Shoots Video, Prepares New Album

Black Moon is preparing to release their latest album, Total Eclipse. The crew lensed a video for the their single "Stay Real" over the weekend in Brooklyn, New York. "Anything shining, prepare to be overthrown by the darkness," Buckshot told "Our video is going to be the answer to all the hip-hop house, in… Read more »



Russell Simmons’ Initiative To Bring Stars And Athletes To The Hood

Russell Simmons, Fortune 500 consultant and NYU’s Robert Wagner School of Public Service have teamed up to create The Hip-Hop Artists and Athletes Community Development Initiative. According to the New York Post, the initiative is aimed at helping stars from the rap and sports world support poor communities. The campaign received $150,000 in startup money… Read more »



Cam And Juelz Launch New Businesses

Cam’ron and his protégée Juelz Santana are expanding their diplomatic services in the New York and Columbus, Ohio areas. Budding mogul and CEO of Diplomat Records, Cam’ron has dumped his money into Club Envy, a nightclub located Columbus, Ohio. Conversely, Harlem native Juelz Santana has finally opened Santana’s Town, a “boutique clothing store showcasing his… Read more »



Black August Rocks Brooklyn

On August 10, the jump-off was the Brooklyn Café as the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement presented their annual Black August benefit concert featuring Erykah Badu, dead prez and the Boot Camp Clik amongst a host of other talented performers. Black August is a tradition established to honor and bring awareness to the fallen soldiers and… Read more »



Eve On Nude Pics: ‘Its Not Me’

Eve has broken her silence about an alleged nude picture of her and another female in a compromising sexual position. The rap mistress says its not her and plans legal litigation against web sites that post the photo. A spokesperson for the entertainer said, “It’s not a picture of her. She is upset that there’s… Read more »



Lil Jon Inks Label Deal With Warner Brothers

Rapper Lil Jon is fast becoming the king of cameo appearances, has locked in a deal with adult film company Video Team to promote his own line of adult films and recently inked a label deal with Warner Brothers. The Atlanta rapper heads up BME Entertainment, which stands for Black Market Entertainment. "We got artists… Read more »



Diddy Gets Sued For $25 Million

Two men who visited P.Diddy at his Daddy’s House recording studio filed lawsuits Monday against the Bad Boy C.E.O. claiming security allegedly assaulted them, leaving one man unconscious. The two men, Damon Jackson and Thomas Guest, are suing the rap mogul for $25 million each, according to the Associated Press. They claim the assault took… Read more »



Beanie Sigel Seeking Bail

After five weeks of being incarcerated, Beanie Sigel is seeking to be released from prison on bail. Sigel’s lawyer Fortunato N. Perri. Jr., told a Philadelphia judge yesterday that Sigel was not capable of fleeing town and skipping trial due to his fame. Perri also claimed that there was no evidence indicating that Sigel is… Read more »



Men Associated With Murder Inc. Plead Guilty

Two men associated with Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges. John Ragin, who co-produced the movie Crime Partners, which was allegedly used by McGriff to help clean up drug proceeds and Derek Hayes, have agreed to a plea bargains with prosecutors investigating Murder Inc.’s ties to McGriff and the drug trade. Ragin,… Read more »