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Russell Calls Out NYC Mayor

Russell Simmons called out New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani yesterday (May 31) for squashing his plans to have an event in City Hall Park. Russell is claiming he was denied the park, because he made fun of Giuliani in recent advertisements for his website, 360hiphop.com. The ad featured a Giuliani look a like, with… Read more »

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New WWF Release

Vince McMahon, head of controversial World Wrestling Federation, is planning to release another installment of their Gold release, WWF Aggression. The release, which featured Hip-Hop artists rhyming over wrestlers theme music, was released to critical acclaim. WWF Aggression-2, is going to feature Busta Rhymes, Da Brat, Ice Cube, Ghostface, High & Mighty, and Jay-Z. This… Read more »

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Janet Jackson Enlists Rockwilder

Janet Jackson needed some Hip-Hop on her album, so she has enlisted the help of producer Rockwilder to give her a hand, and some credibility. Rockwilder had originally been slated to do one track with the Pop star on her new album, but ended up doing four of them. Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis are… Read more »

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Chronic On Snoops Tour Bus

Snoop Dogg’s tour bus was stopped at the Temecula border checkpoint outside of San Diego California, when border police smelled Marijuana coming from the bus. When the officers searched the bus, they discovered 300 grams of Chronic. A member of the entourage claimed the weed, and was charged with a misdemeanor and released shortly thereafter…. Read more »

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Stabbing At Busta Rhymes Release Party

An Elektra Entertainment Street Team member was stabbed last night outside of the Busta Rhymes release party last night in Manhattan yesterday (June 21). According to sources who witnessed the melee, there was an alleged altercation between an unidentified Elektra Street team representative and a rival record label street team member outside of Club Exit… Read more »

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Labels File Lawsuit Against MP3Board.Com

13 labels have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against MP3Board.com, which is an MP3 search engine. The suit was filed Friday in US District Court for the Southern District Of New York. It says that the site is "Cultivating a huge network of computer users who seek to distribute their own unauthorized MP3 sound recordings…. Read more »

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DMX Sought In Hit And Run

DMX is being sought after by NYPD for allegedly slamming into a car full of women, and then swearing that he wouldn’t pay for the damage he had caused. DMX was coming from a party at Float, where he was celebrating the launch of Missy Elliots new label, Gold Mind. After leaving the party shortly… Read more »

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Ol Dirt Escapes Prison Sentence

Ol Dirty escaped a prison sentence when the judge presiding over his case sent him to Rehab facility. Ol Dirty was released from jail, and was sent to the Impact House in Pasadena California, where he will undergo treatment for 180 days. Judge Marsha Revel and Ol Dirty’s defense team all agreed that the best… Read more »

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36 Mafia Exceeds Expectations

Three 6 Mafia debuted at number 6 on Billboard Magazine’s 200 chart, landing under Kid Rock and N’Sync, and beating out Pop heavyweights Creed and Matchbox 20. Ken Gullic, VP, Sales, Loud Records says,"Three 6 Mafia has taken the southern rap game to an all new level! Beyond the southern states — the nation has… Read more »

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KRS-One In Philly

KRS-One will be invading Philadelphia Sunday June 18th, at Pegasus Night Club. The event, which is being sponsored by Phillyhiphop.com kicks off at 9PM, and admission is completely free–that’s right, free before 11PM. If you have never been to a KRS-One show, it is worth any price. To be able to see it free is… Read more »

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icollector.com To Auction Rare Graffiti

icollector.com has partnered with Guernsey’s New York auction house to conduct the first major auction sale of Graffiti Art. The website will offer a complete listing of descriptions and images of the art, as well as allowing collectors across the world to submit absentee bid, until June 14th. The top bids will be announced at… Read more »

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Eminem Draws Heat

Eminem has drawn heat for his latest album, The Marshall Mathers LP. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), claims that his lyrics convey messages of hatred and violence, and could lead to discrimination, physical abuse, and death. The group is encouraging consumers to register complaints with Interscope Records, for promoting defamatory material. Eminem… Read more »

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Big Block/Westmob Fued Heats Up

Another person has died due to what police claim is a dispute over rap music, in San Francisco. Starvel Junious, who was 17 was killed as he was sitting in a car with a friend, who was also shot. His friend, who was 15, also died. Big Block and The Westmob are supposedly feuding over… Read more »

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