UPDATE: Lefteye Left Tha Row/ Was To Get Married

Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes, a founding member of TLC, was killed last night (4.25.02) in a car accident in Honduras. Lopes, 30, was vacationing in the Central American country where she found peace, TLC manager Bill Diggins said. Thursday evening authorities in Honduras reported the accident. Diggins said seven (other reports say six) other people… Read more »



Russell Supports Reparations for Blacks

Russell Simmons is donating a portion of sales from his Phat Farm Classic sneaker to aid in the cause of Reparations for African-Americans. The Hip-Hop Research and Education Fund is being coordinated with Dr. Manny Marble, Randal Robinson, Cornel West and others. “Even if there are no lawsuits won, young African-Americans should know their history…. Read more »



KRS-ONE Responds to Nelly

Blastmaster KRS-ONE denies that he was singling out Nelly in his song “Clear Em Out.” In a prepared statement, KRS-ONE makes his position clear even though he acknowledges Nelly has a dis-reply already on the market. The statement reads as follows: Last summer a producer and friend asked me to spit some lyrics on a… Read more »



Ice-T Narrates MTV Documentary

Ice-T will narrate MTV’s "Back To The Hood Again," which is a follow up documentary to 1992’s "Straight From The Hood," which interviewed people on the streets of Los Angeles after the deadly race riots. The new documentary returns a decade later, which speaks to young people that survived the riots, which were the most… Read more »



B-Boy/B-Girl Summit Coming

The B-Boy Summit, now in its 8th year and one of the largest and most respected in America is preparing it’s annual networking conference. Running June 28-30, 2002, it showcases new talent in dance (breaking, poppin, locking, boogaloo, freestyle), Art (Fashion, Aerosol murals, blackboo, video and computer technology, print), Music (Deejay culture, breaks, hip-hop, club… Read more »



Mr. Cheeks Readies Next Single, Hits The Road

Mr. Cheeks will serve as the opening act for the North American portion of Usher’s world tour, which kicks off in Seattle, Washington on May 8th. In addition to this, Cheeks will join make an appearance with P. Diddy, who is the opening act on the remainder of *NSYNC’s "Celebrity 2002,) tour. Cheek’s album, "Lights!… Read more »



Source Gets $17 Million Dollar Cash Infusion

Source Enterprises, which publishes The Source Magazine as well as produces a variety of television shows, secured a $17 million cash infusion from Black Enterprise/Greenwich Street Corporate Growth Partners, which is sponsored by Citibank and Black Enterprise head, Earl Graves. The money will be used to launch a variety of new publications being developed by… Read more »



Sticky Fingaz Keeps Acting

Onyx member Sticky Fingaz has joined the cast of “Empire,” a series being developed by HBO. “Empire,” focuses on two brothers who own a “hip-hop entertainment empire,” and shows their rise in the business and the struggles they encounter. The series is created and directed by Sofia Coppola, daughter of famed producer/director Francis Ford Coppola.



Comedian Jamie Kennedy Does Hip-hop

Jamie Kennedy , the star of WB’s “JKX: The Jamie Kennedy Experiment,” is bringing his wannabe rapper character, Brad Gluckman to the big screen. “Suckaz,” will star Kennedy as the wannabe rapper from Malibu who thinks he is from the ghetto, until he finds out what it’s like. “I’ve always been a huge fan of… Read more »



Master P Stalker Arrested

A man , described by Master P as a “stalker,” was arrested in Los Angeles on April 17 and charged with trespassing and criminal threats. According to P’s publicist, the man Antwan Baker, threatened P while he visited his attorney in LA. P said Baker began speaking incoherently and told him that he changed his… Read more »



Executive Beef?

According to sources, bad blood may be flowing between Sean “P.Diddy” Combs and the Chairman of Island Music, Lyor Cohen. It seems the problems started when Cohen signed one of Bad Boy’s biggest act’s, 112 to Island/Def Jam. The signing, which Puff referred to as “a betrayal,” seems to have been the first in what… Read more »



High Times Makes Great Music

From Redman to Cypress Hill and many artists in between, rap music and marijuana have always been close friends and now High Times magazine makes huge the leap into hip-hop music. With THC (The Hip-Hop Collection) Vol.1, the magazine harnesses the power of the plant and its 500, 000 readers to assemble some of the… Read more »