Sista Souljah Sparks Controversy At University Of Memphis

Sister Souljah recently spoke at the University Of Memphis, where controversy raged on campus about her appearance. The problems started when Souljah’s visit was sponsored by the Black Student Associations Black History Month Committee. The president of The College Republican’s, sophomore Andrew McGarrity protested Souljah’s appearance, due to statements she made to the Washington Post… Read more »



Authorities Seek Mr. Lil One

San Francisco rapper Mr. Lil One is being sought by authorities for a sting of violence he allegedly committed earlier this year, police said. Mr. Lil One, who’s real name is Reyes Solis Rodriguez is wanted for burglary, felony spousal abuse, brandishing a weapon and criminal threats. "He’s out there trying to hurt one or… Read more »



Souls Of Mischief Team With Pharcyde

The Souls Of Mischief have teamed with fellow Bay area rappers The Pharcyde to release a new 12 inch single. The 12 inch features "Amp," "Curb Your Nerve," which were produced by A-Plus and "Contact" which was produced by Booty Brown. The songs are taken off the upcoming Almyghty Myghty Pythons EP. In related news,… Read more »



Don’t Miss Your Chance To Meet Outkast!

If you are a fan of Outkast, and live near the Macy’s Beverly Center Men’s store, don’t miss your chance to meet the group. In celebration of the success of the group’s Outkast Clothing line, Big Boi and Andre 3000 are giving fans a chance to meet the group and get autographs. Power 106 and… Read more »



Ja Rule Wins At NAACP Awards, Wraps Up Movie

Ja Rule won the Best Rapper award for "Living It Up" at the NAACP Images awards Saturday (February 23rd.) in Los Angeles. The Image Awards, which were hosted by Chris Tucker, is scheduled for Broadcast March 1st of Fox. JA Rule has been busy lately, scoring two songs in the top 5 on Billboards singles… Read more »



Manny Fresh Reveals His Secret To Production

Cash Money resident producer Mannie Fresh recently revealed to the Associated Press how he continues to create fresh new ideas for the stable of Cash Money artists. The secret to his formula he said, was returning to his block and simply watching the streets in New Orleans. "If you’ve got a block, just go to… Read more »



Exclusive Update: Master P Saves Recording Studio

A lawyer for Master P contacted to state that Master P have saved his unfinished recording studio, after reaching an agreement to pay a Baton Rogue based construction company. The problems started when a judge refused to annul a $190,165 dollar judgment awarded to Charles Carter Construction, which was overseeing the construction of Master… Read more »



Turntablists Out To Take Over The Country

The Scratch 2002 Live Tour will begin a country wide outing on March 5th to celebrate and promote the the forthcoming Hip-Hop DJ documentary "Scratch." Dilated Peoples, Z-Trip, Grand Wizzard Theodore and The Original Jazzy Jay will be headlining the tour. Special guests are featured in every city. "Scratch," the feature-length documentary on DJ culture,… Read more »



Boston Vet Krumbsnatcha Signs With D&D Records

D&D Records, home to Afu-Ra, QNC, Jack Venom and Craig-G recently signed Boston Emcee, "Krumbsnatcha." Hailing from Lawerenz Massachusetts, this rising star has performed with his friend and mentor, Guru (Gang Starr) on "Make Em Pay" from Gang Starr’s album "Moment Of Truth", that earned him the Source Magazine’s prestigious Hip-Hop quotable in the month… Read more »



UGK Finishing 5th LP, Pimp C Locked Down

Texas rap vets UGK are finishing their 5th LP, “UGK V (Five).” Originally, UGK planned to release an LP titled “Riding Platinum,” but decided to wait until 1996’s “Riding Dirty” reaches platinum status. “‘Five’ is the definitive southern rap album – the culmination of 10 years spent rap hustling,” Bun B. said. UGK appeared on… Read more »



Cam’ron Explains Weight Loss

Those that have recently seen Cam’ron, the next Roc-A-Fella release on deck, may notice that he has lost a significant amount of weight. While my spectulated that he has a disease, Cam’ron maintains that the weight loss began when he shed some pounds for some of his movie projects. But, Cam also said that he… Read more »



Ice Cube Breaks Down Hollywood, Puts Music On Hold

In a recent interview with Filmcritic, rapper turned director/actor/producer Ice Cube said that he was putting music on the back burner for movies. Cube, who’s company Cubevision is preparing to release All About The Benjamin, broke down the Hollywood game. "In Hollywood, you can become a guy who’s just waiting for the phone to ring… Read more »



Mos Def/Massive Attack Set To Release Collaboration

European group Massive Attack are planning to release their collaboration with Mos Def via the net as a free download. The track, titled "I Against I" was recorded lat year. According to group member 3D, Mos and Massive Attack recorded the song last year. Massive Attack completely reconstructed the original track resulting in the new… Read more »