LL Endorses Controversial Governor

LL Cool J announced that he was endorsing two-time New York Governor George Pataki against Democratic candidate H. Carl McCall. "The world that I come from, a lot of people aren’t interested in politics, quite frankly," LL said. "After seeing how the governor handled the 9/11 situation, seeing what happened in this city … I… Read more »



Dame Dash Starts ROC Radio

Roc-A-Fella CEO Dame Dash has expanded his brand name further by hosting a radio show called ROC radio. The show is broadcast live on Sundays on New York radio station Power 105.1 from 9-10 pm. DJs Jus Ske and old school legend Brucie B will joint Dame for the weekly program. Dame Dash told… Read more »



Bone: Bizzy Bone Ousted

During a recent peformance at B.B. King’s in New York City, members of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony confirmed that Bizzy Bone was no longer a member of the group. Bone Thugs-n-Harmony headlined a night of hip-hop acts that included Lil Jon and The Eastside Boyz and 8Ball & MJG, who gave their first New York performance. During… Read more »



Barbershop Controversy Rages On

Jesse Jackson said he was pleased that the producers of "Barbershop" have apologized for the film’s remarks about Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr. and others, but said he is still pushing to have the jokes cut from future DVD and video editions of the film. “The producers and writers, we wanted one individual in… Read more »



Russell Simmons Helps Queens Library

Russell Simmons is continuing his push to further the cause of education and will donate $10,000 to the Queens Borough Public Library in Queens, New York. Simmons, who recently spoke with Kevin Powell, Benjamin Muhammad and others at Powell’s Hip-Hop Speaks event in Harlem, said that the donation will be used to help fund the… Read more »



Cash Money CEO’s Deny Working With Master P.

Cash Money CEO’s Ronald "Sugar Dime" Williams and Bryan "Baby" Williams denied that they were planning a movie with mogul Master P. In a statement to, the brothers said that while they had no beef with Master P., they still had no plans on working with him "Cash Money has evolved and we’re involved… Read more »



Master P and Cash Money Plan Movie

Master P and his former cross-town New Orleans rival, Baby, co-CEO of Cash Money Records, plan to fully end the previous beef in a new movie, “Ghetto Ballin,” a ‘ hood comedy.’ "Its about me and him having the same babymama. It’s going to be a fun hood movie," P told P said he… Read more »



LL Cool J To Star In New Film With Samuel L. Jackson

LL Cool J will star in "S.W.A.T.," a remake of the 1970’s television series. The remake, which is being released by Columbia Pictures, also stars Colin Farrell, Jeremy Renner, Michelle Rodriguez and Samuel L. Jackson. Jackson was quoted recently as saying he would refuse movies that starred rappers. "S.W.A.T." centers around an arrested crime lord,… Read more »



P.Diddy Ordered To Pay Millions To Limo Driver

Sean "P.Diddy" Combs was ordered to pay $2.45 million in damages to a limousine driver who says he was injured by bodyguards Combs’ hired at a Mary J. Blige concert in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 1995. Lemon alleges that after the concert the bodyguards attempted to clear the backstage area so Blige could leave the… Read more »



Juvenile Arrested For Assault

Terius "Juvenile" Gray, 28, turned himself in to New Orleans police Tuesday (September 17th) due to an incident in May in which he is accused of simple battery and simple burglary in connection with the beating and robbery of his barber. According to police, the two men argued May 29 at a grocery store in… Read more »



Fat Joe Says He’s Grown

Terror Squad Leader Fat Joe said he looks to capitalize immediately on his newfound mainstream success as he prepares to release a new album, Loyalty. Less than a year after Jealous Ones Still Envy (J.O.S.E.) . went platinum, his latest opus is scheduled to hit shelves on November 12th via the rapper’s Terror Squad imprint… Read more »