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Microsoft Acquires Danger/Sidekick

Computer giant Microsoft has agreed to acquire Danger Inc., the company responsible for the popular Sidekick mobile device.Microsoft hopes the acquistion of the 10-year-old company will strengthen its position in the mobile consumer space.”Microsoft is a global leader with our Windows Mobile software and expanding mobile services,” said Robbie Bach, president of the Entertainment and… Read more »

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Judge Refuses To Toss C-Murder Case, Trial Starts In June

A judge presiding over the murder trial of Corey “C-Murder” Miller tossed the rapper’s request to have the case dismissed, after defense lawyers argued that the original grand jury was tainted by prosecution witnesses.   Miller, who is charged with second-degree murder for allegedly shooting a 16-year-old to death inside of Harvey nightclub in 2002,… Read more »

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The Game Sentenced To Two Months In Jail

Compton, California rapper The Game pleaded no contest to a felony firearm charge today (February 11) and was sentenced to 60 days in Los Angeles County jail.   Contrary to reports, The Game was sentenced to two months in jail, as opposed to the reported four months, after pleading no contest to possession of a firearm… Read more »

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Luke Campbell Rap Reality Show Coming To VH1

Pioneering Hip-Hop mogul Luther Campbell is bringing his unique lifestyle and brand of entertainment to VH1 in the form of a new reality show titled Parental Advisory.   Slated for a July 2008 premiere on the network, the hour-long series follows Campbell as he balances life with his children and fiancée, spends time at the… Read more »

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Bubba Sparxxx Lands Label Deal, New Album

LaGrange, Georgia rapper Bubba Sparxxx and his New South Entertainment label inked a distribution with Koch Records it was announced today (February 11).   Sparxxx, who was previously signed to Timbaland’s Beat Club imprint, is in the recording studio working on new material.   He will release his untitled fourth album on his own imprint… Read more »

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T.I.’s Grand Hustle Launches Comedy Division

T.I.’s Grand Hustle Entertainment is branching into the world of comedy with the label’s latest venture, Grand Hustle Comedy and a comedy tour, which is scheduled to launch February 15 in Omaha, Nebraska.   The management and booking firm for upcoming comedians was launched by comedian Roland “Lil’ Duval” Powell and Grand Hustle VP, Clay… Read more »

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Kanye West Cleans Up At Grammys

Despite an upset by jazz artist Herbie Hancock, rapper/producer Kanye West and embattled soul diva Amy Winehouse emerged as the big winners at this year’s Grammy Awards.   West took home four of the eight Grammy awards he was up for, including Best Rap Album for Graduation, Best Rap Solo Performance for “Stronger,” Best Rap… Read more »

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