Chicago Police Apologize To Ice Cube

Today was not a good day for Ice Cube, as The Chicago Police Department issued the rapper/director a public apology for issuing alerts that described the alleged suspect of sexual assaults in the area as resembling the former N.W.A member. The police released the alert Sunday, only to have Chicago broadcast stations simultaneously run clips… Read more »



Black Eyed Peas Sign Worldwide Publishing Deal

The Black Eyed Peas recently inked a worldwide co-publishing deal with Cherry Lane Publishing, after a bidding war between several publishing companies over the rights to their latest album, Elephunk. "This year, we’ve been aggressively diversifying our client roster and signing the Black Eyed Peas fits perfectly into our business model," says Cherry Lane President,… Read more »



Pastor Troy Collaborates With Veteran R&B Singer

Atlanta’s Pastor Troy recently finished up a song with veteran R&B singer, Carl McIntosh, lead singer of the London based group Loose Ends. The two collaborated on a song, "Sittin’ On Thangs," which samples Loose Ends hit "Hanging On A String." McIntosh was in the United States when a friend played him Troy’s version of… Read more »



Jimmy Henchman And Bryce Wilson Form Czar Entertainment

Veteran hitmaker Jimmy Henchman has partnered with hit record producer Bryce Wilson (of R&B duo Groove Theory) to create a new record label, Czar Entertainment. "We will produce the music and shoot the videos and Sony will distribute and promote our product," says Czar CEO/Co-Founder Jimmy Henchmen, who is credited with orchestrating some 20 million… Read more »



Hip-Hop Summit Coming To Birmingham, Alabama

Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HHSAN) will host a summit August 1-3 in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 13th annual Birmingham Heritage Festival. Rev. Run, Lil Wayne, Floetry, David Banner, Lil Flip, The Big Tymers, Lil Jon & The Eastside Boys and others are all confirmed to attend. Panel discussions on financial education, community development,… Read more »



Fabolous Planning To Sue NY For $5 Million

Fabolous is planning to sue the city of New York for $5 million dollars for false arrest, after he was arrested on March 24 on criminal weapons possession charges. Fabolous and four other people were arrested after a show at New York City’s Webster Hall. His body guard, Rodger Renrick, claimed ownership of the gun… Read more »