Gang Starr to Host VH1 Hip Hop Special

Gangstarr will host the VH1 "50 Hip-Hop Greatest" Artist Special tonight, Friday, April 18th at 8:00pm ET. DJ Premier and Guru just wrapped up a U.S. tour with Common and Talib Kweli. Their upcoming album. The Ownerz, which was scheduled for a May 6th release, has been pushed back until June 24. The VH1 special… Read more »



UPN Threatened With Boycott, Network Plans To Give Away 100k Car

Only four days after the debut of UPN’s newest hit drama series, "Platinum," the non-profit national civil rights organization Project Islamic H.O.P.E. (Helping Oppressed People Everywhere) has informed of a proposed potential boycott of the hip-hop themed show. To avoid such action, the organization is demanding a meeting between the producers of the show… Read more »



Death Row Removed From Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Suge Knight’s Death Row Records imprint has been removed from a wrongful death civil lawsuit filed last week in Los Angeles by the mother of a woman who was cannibalized by rapper Antron "Big Lurch" Singleton. Suge Knight came forward this week to deny allegations in the civil suit that Death Row had provided PCP… Read more »



B.G.: “I Learned My Lesson”

B.G. Recently cleared the air about the recently released Hot Boys album Let ‘Em Burn, which led to speculation that the four man New Orleans based hip-hop crew was reunited. "I don’t know about it. That stuff is all old ya know but I got no beef with Juvenile and Turk," B.G. said in a… Read more »


Nelly Not Leaving Fo’Reel, Label Preparing New Releases

Cudda Love, CEO of Fo’Reel Entertainment, the label that houses such powerhouse acts as Nelly and The St. Lunatics, has responded to allegations that Nelly was considering leaving the camp. "I talk to Nelly everyday," Cudda told "You know things get twisted and that’s how rumors start. It’s just a rumor. Nelly isn’t leaving… Read more »



Afrika Bambaataa To Spin In Los Angeles

Los Angeles hip-hop fans are in for a rare treat on Wednesday, April 16, 2003, when the man that Rolling Stone magazine calls "The Godfather of Hiphop," Afrika Bambaataa will spin a special set at the town’s newest club, Zanzibar. "Bam is the Godfather of hiphop and having him on deck at Zanzibar is going… Read more »



KRS Taps New Comer Peedo For “KRStyle”

KRS-One is preparing to release his latest album, KRStyle. The first single off the veteran’s album will be a track titled "Do You Want It," which features new comer Peedo. Hailing from Miami, Florida Peedo is a member of the Luna Empire, an independent based record label and crew. The crew put out an independent… Read more »



‘Platinum’ Star Believes In Show

Last night (April 14), the highly-touted dramatic series ‘Platinum’ made its prime-time debut. The hip-hop drama stars Onyx’s Sticky Fingaz, Jason George and a budding actress – 19-year-old Davetta Sherwood. ‘Platinum’ is a dramatic family saga based on two brothers, Jackson and Grady Ellis (played by Jason George and Sticky Fingaz), who own and manage… Read more »



Suge Knight Denies Ties To Cannibal Rapper

Suge Knight has denied allegations that Death Row provided drugs to Anton "Big Lurch" Singleton, who is charged with the grizzly murder of a 21 year-old Los Angeles, California area woman. "I don’t know this guy…. Nobody from our company knows this guy," Knight told Reuters. "I never even heard the guy rap…a lot of… Read more »



Death Row, Stress Free Named In Cannibal Rapper Case

The mother of a woman murdered by rapper Antron "Big Lurch" Singleton has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Los Angeles, California Superior Court. On Friday (April 11), Carolyn Stinson named Death Row Records, Stress Free Records and two company employee’s in a wrongful death lawsuit. Stinson said that Singleton’s label provided drugs "to encourage… Read more »