Sinead O’Conner Bans Eminem

Pop star Sinead O’conner has banned Eminem from her household. O’Conner recently said that she banned Eminem because of the effects that his raps had on her 15 year old son. O’Conner said that Eminem’s album was the only time she took an album away from her son. Sinead said that her son had what… Read more »



Chuck D., Afrika Bambaataa, Lend Support For New Jersey Show

New Jersey’s Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) will present "Alternate Routes: World Festival VI presents Planet Hip Hop," a four-day, international festival, which organizers bill as a high-energy celebration of the creators and master practitioners of Hip Hop movement. Taking place Thursday October 31 through November 2, the festival will feature hip-hop icon Chuck D., who… Read more »



M.O.P. on ROC, ‘We Not Gonna Change’

Brooklyn born and bred hardcore rap act M.O.P. recently cleared months of speculation and announced they have signed with Roc-A-Fella Records. Their currently untitled album is scheduled to drop in early 2003, according to reps for The Roc. Lil’ Fame, half of the rap portion of M.O.P., said he nor partner Billy Danz have no… Read more »



Fat Joe Manages Success

With his latest single, “Crush Tonight” from the forthcoming release Loyalty, receiving heavy airplay on the radio and in the clubs, along with a Benny Boom directed video on the way, Fat Joe looks to be following in the footsteps of success that his previous album brought him. The Bronx Don, however, won’t let the… Read more »



Clipse Strike Gold, Neptunes Want To Go Country

Virginia-based group, Clipse have officially hit Gold status. The group’s album, Lord Willin debuted at #4 on the Billboard 200 chart powered by their hit single “Grindin.’” Released by Star Track, the label headed up by mega-producers Neptunes’ deal with Arista, “Grindin” topped the charts. This week, the video clip for their latest single, “When… Read more »



Stoute And Diddy May Face Off

It seems that when Nas rhymed on the remix to “The Pledge” with Ja Rule and Ashanti, he not only affirmed his Murderous affiliation by spittin’ “Inc. is the label, ill will merger,” but he also ambiguously claimed to be back with Steve Stoute, his former manager. Stoute, who most recently was the head of… Read more »



Dame Dash Assaulted In Paris

Roc-A-Fella CEO Dame Dash was attacked by "a whole block of men," last week. Dame said the men grew angry that he was filming in their neighborhood. According to the New York Post, Dash was in town hosting Roc-A-Fella/Roc-A-Wear parties during Paris’ Fashion Week. Dash said that he was late for a radio interview in… Read more »



Minister Ben, D.O.C. Host Dallas Hip-Hop Summit

The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network will host a Dallas hip-hop summit, on October 11, 2002. The event, which is taking place at the Adolphus Hotel at 1321 Commerce Street in downtown Dallas, will address the serious issues surrounding the hip-hop community and will educate those who attend on how to promote diversity within the music… Read more »



Steph Lova Files Civil Suit Against Funkmaster Flex

Stephanie "Steph Lova" Saunders has officially filed a lawsuit against Aston "Funkmaster Flex," in connection with his alleged assault of her in front of Hot 97’s New York offices. "I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for the overwhelming support I have received from fans, my colleagues at Power 105.1 clear… Read more »



Missy Elliot To Perform To Support AIDS

On World AIDS Day, December 1, MTV will air a 90-minute commercial-free special featuring GRAMMY®-winning artist Alicia Keys, multi-platinum acts Missy Elliott, Dave Matthews and many others to be confirmed in the coming weeks. The concerts will take place in Cape Town, South Africa and Seattle, Washington and will be edited together to produce a… Read more »



JMJ Laid To Rest

Hip-Hop legend and pioneer Jam Master Jay was laid to rest today in Queens, New York. Thousands of people withstood freezing cold weather and waited in long lines to pay their last respects to the man who along with Run-DMC helped change the face of hip-hop music. Men, women and children flocked to the Greater… Read more »