Nas Walks Doesn’t Do Hot 97’s Summer Jam

Nas walked out on NY’s annual Hot 97 Summer Jam concert yesterday (June 26), claiming that the station officials would not let him perform his Jay-Z diss record, "Ether." They support everything he does," Nas said on rival Power 105. "When Nas, godson, disses him back, they team up with the evil. A whole evil… Read more »



Outkast Win Big, Snoop And Suge Beef At BET Awards

Hip-Hop represented at the second annual BET Awards yesterday in Los Angeles. Hosted by Steve Harvey and Cedrick The Entertainer at Hollywood’s Kodak Theater, the Awards show honored African-American’s in music, film and sports categories. The awards are voted by label executives, media and fans. Outkast won the award for Best Music Group, Ja-Rule snagged… Read more »



Update: Khujo Of Goodie Mob In Car Accident

Update: Goodie Mob member Khujo was involved in a serious car accident Tuesday, June 25. According to sources, Khujo fell asleep at the wheel as he was returning home from the recording studio. Despite intitial reports that Khujo lost both legs from Dungeon family management, Khujo lost his right leg to his knee cap and… Read more »



Kurupt Heads Down Under For West Coast Tour

Kurupt will head down under to Australia to headline the WestCoast Block Party, which is being described as a mini "Up In Smoke Tour." Kurupt, who recently joined Suge Knight at Tha Row, will take to the stage with his younger brother Roscoe. Roscoe is also preparing to release his album, Young Roscoe, which is… Read more »



Chuck D. Gets Down With ESPN

Chuck D. recently composed a rap themed jingle for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball. Recorded with Public Enemy associate Gary "G Wiz." The intro theme has already drawn praise from Sunday Night Baseball broadcasters Jon Miller and Joe Morgan. "I know baseball, so my whole thing is to make a lot of metaphors, don’t go too… Read more »



Khia Alive And Well, Readies New Single

Contrary to a rumor that has floated across the nation, Tampa Florida’s Khia is alive. Her song, "My Neck, My Back" has been burning up radio airwaves across the country and gossipers have been spreading the rumor that she was dead. According to the rumor, Khia was shot and killed after she passed HIV to… Read more »



Mos Def Acts, Protests U.S. Government

Mos Def will star along side Isaiah Washington and Wood Harris in the feature, "From The Outside Looking In." According to Billboard, the movie is a coming of age story of a young man who chronicles the past twenty years of his life growing up with his four best friends in Brooklyn, New York. The… Read more »



Hip-Hop Heavy Hitters T-Off

Heavy hitters in the hip-hop industry are gathering Sunday (June 23) to play golf, helping to raise money for the National Minority Junior Golf Scholarship Association, which supports minority students through college. Luke (Luke Records), Lyor Cohen (Chairman of the Island Def Jam Music Group) and Kedar Massenberg (CEO of Motown) will be among the… Read more »



Dre Remixes The Stones, Wins Award

Dr. Dre has remixed a cut for legendary rock group, the Rolling Stones. The remix to the Stone’s 1978 hit "Miss You," will be featured on the new Austin Powers movie "Goldmember." The soundtrack hits the stores next month while the movie, which also stars Beyonce Knowles, hits theaters September 19th. The album also features… Read more »



50 Cent Signs With Eminem’s Shady Records

50 Cent has inked a deal with Eminem’s Shady Records. Best known for his "How To Rob" song in which he robs various rappers, 50’s 2nd major label release will be distributed by Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment. "I am at the best place I could possibly be," 50 Cent said. "Creatively this is the spot."… Read more »



Swollen Members Clean Up At MuchMusic Awards

Canadian hip-hop group Swollen Members topped the MuchMusic Video awards in Canada on Sunday (June 16), taking home four awards. The group won awards for best director, best rap video, best independent video and a VideoFact Award. The group also won a Juno award last year, Canada’s equivalent to a Grammy. The show was not… Read more »



Houston Rapper Big Mello Killed

Houston rapper Curtis "Big Mello" Davis was killed Saturday (June 15th) in a traffic accident. According to officials, Big Mello’s car left the road at about 8 P.M. and hit a pillar. A passenger in the car, Jerry Louis Jett Jr., died on the way to the hospital. Big Mello had released 1992’s Bone Hard… Read more »