Ras Kass Apprehended

Ras Kass is no longer a fugitive from justice. In the early morning hours of Saturday, May 24th, John Austin aka Ras Kass was arrested and taken into custody by the Las Vegas Metro Police Department. According to Ras’ good friend and MC protégé Scipio, Ras Kass was arrested after the vehicle he was a… Read more »



Suge Knight Theorizes Who Shot Up Offices

While police have yet to figure out a motive for the early morning shooting of Tha Row’s offices in West Los Angeles, California, Suge Knight had a theory on who the culprit may be. "We’ve got a lot of artist’s like Crooked I, Eastwood and Kurupt, that are currently working on new albums. And, because… Read more »



Tha Row Offices Shot Up

According to police reports, two gunmen opened fire on the West Los Angeles office of Tha Row Records this morning. A security guard at the Wilshire District office building said that four cars pulled up at approximately 2:30 am this morning and fired seven bullets in the the walls, front door and windows of the… Read more »



The Neptunes Stay Busy

Evidently multi-platinum producer, song writer, and recording artist Pharrell Williams just isn’t busy enough. Last week, he and Roc-a-Fella tycoon Jay-Z shot the video for “Frontin,” the lead single off of The Neptunes highly anticipated sophomore album. Titled, “The Neptunes & Star Trak present…The Clones,” the album is something of a compilation and will feature… Read more »



Canibus Joins The U.S. Army

Battle-ready rapper Canibus has decided to take his lyrical aggression to new heights, as he has become a soldier in the Armed forces of the United States of America. Reps for the rapper confirmed he recently graduated from Ft. Knox, Tennessee’s U.S. Military Academy and is currently a cavalry scout/ reconnaissance specialist in the army…. Read more »



Murder Inc Employee Shot

A staffer at Murder Inc Records was shot after a masked assailant approached his vehicle, letting off a 9 mm round in each leg. Kris Murphy, an employee who works directly with rappers Cadillac Tah and Charli Baltimore, said he may be the victim of retaliation in the disguise of a robbery. Murphy said that… Read more »



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 »