Master P. Releases Custom Audio Products

Master P. has teamed with Bazooka Mobile Audio and Circuit City to release the P.Miller Signature Series of Mobile Audio Products. P’s signature line of products include three separate types of amplifiers and two sets of woofers for the car stereo enthusiast. The first 3000 customers to purchase a Bazooka P. Miller Series Amplifier will… Read more »



Dr. Dre’s Mom Slapped With Gun Charge

The mother of chart topping producer Dr. Dre was arrested for allegedly shooting a gun at a male friend inside her home in Hidden Hills, California. Nobody was injured in the fracas, but Verna Griffin, 54, was arrested on investigation of assault with a deadly weapon, a felony offense. At press time, there was no… Read more »



Onyx Group Member Succumbs To Cancer

According to sources, former original Onyx member Big DS succumbed to cancer on May 22. DS was part of the group when they released their first single in 1989 on Profile records, titled "Ah, and We Do It Like This. " The original group line up included Big DS, Sticky Fingaz, Fredro Starr and Sonee… Read more »



Ashanti To Appear On The Source’s Cover

Ashanti will grace the cover of the Source magazine’s upcoming issue, making her one of the few R&B females to make the cover of the hip-hop publication. Other honorees to be featured on the source cover have been Mary J. Blige and TLC. “It’s definitely a privilege, definitely an honor,” Ashanti told “With all… Read more »


Nelly Gets ASCAP’s Songwriter Of The Year

After winning two Grammy awards this past year, Nelly will have to make room on his mantle for another award. The Midwest rapper was honored with an ASCAP Pop Music Award for his hits, “Hot in Herre,” “Dilemma” and Jagged Edge’s “Where the Party At?” Former Murder Inc. production guru 7 Aurelius was also awarded… Read more »



RZA Cancels European Shows Due To Illness

RZA has canceled his European trip to promote his upcoming album, The World According To RZA, due to what was described only as a sudden illness. "RZA wholeheartedly regrets the disappointment and inconvenience this has caused his fans and fellow artists involved, and is working on rescheduling for the last week in June, 2003," a… Read more »



1982 Lawsuit May Help Eminem

Eminem is scheduled to appear in a Macomb County, Michigan court beginning May 30th, to defend himself against defamation charges stemming from his 1999 track, "Brain Damage," on his Slim Shady LP. DeAngelo Bailey, 32, of Warren claims that Em’s references to Bailey constantly tormenting and beating him on the song are false. Eminem will… Read more »



Remedy, Killah Priest Perform In Israel

Wu-Tang family members Remedy and Killah Priest recently performed in Israel, despite international terror warnings and a recent string of suicide bombings that ripped through various cities this week. The duo performed in Israel at the request of Luke Brenowitz, an employee of the Israeli consulate in New York. The trip was meant to rally… Read more »



Suspects Sought After Violence Rocks Savannah, GA

According to sources, Jason "Camflauge" Johnson’s murder may be the retaliation for two weekend shootings that left two Savannah, Georgia men dead. 24-year-old Felix Scott was shot to death while sitting in a truck, while 27-year-old Michael Grant was shot and killed on a Savannah street corner. Police have formed a task force to attempt… Read more »



P.Diddy Picking Cotton

In order to prepare for his role as Blues legend Robert Johnson, Sean "P.Diddy" Combs will do something he has never done–pick cotton. "I’m going to work on a farm, learn about sharecropping and picking cotton," Diddy told the New York Daily News. "I swear to God. I’m doing cotton picking." Production for the movie… Read more »



Second ‘Freaky’ Shooter Arrested

Authorities in New York have apprehended a second man in connection with the shooting of Diplomat president Ezekiel “Freaky Zeeky” Jiles and the murder of his bodyguard Eric “E” Mangrum. The second man, 32-year-old Herndon Williams, was arrested after he was identified in a police lineup. Williams has been charged with attempted robbery and murder…. Read more »



UPDATE: Camoflauge Shot And Killed

Savannah, Georgia rapper Jason "Camoflauge" Johnson, was shot twice outside of the Pure Pain recording studios, on 37th street. Johnson was gunned down in broad daylight at 37th and Florance street as he walked with his toddler son. In 2000, Johnson and David Rashawn Thompson were charged with the death of Kenneth Capers. A grand… Read more »



Star And Bucwild Bounce From Hot 97

Star and Bucwild of Hot 97’s popular morning show have left the station after a dispute over money apparently strained Star’s relationship with the station. According to Star, the duo have "left Hot 97 to pursue other interests." Earlier last week an angry Star publicly vented on members of the Hot 97 staff during his… Read more »



Lil Jon & The East Side Boys Strike Gold

Lil Jon & The East Side Boyz album Kings Of Crunk, has been certified gold by the Recording Industry Association Of America. The album is the second consecutive gold album for the group. The album has spawned a third single, "Get Low," that features the Ying Yang Twins. The record is gaining momentum on radio… Read more »