Congress Woman Cynthia McKinney, Rappers Protest Police Brutality

Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney has teamed up with the National Hip-Hop Political convention to launch a crusade against police brutality in the African American community.   A number of rappers and organizations will support the “Cease Fire: Stop Police Brutality ,” a five day national event in which participants will use peaceful resistance in protest of… Read more »


Rick Ross Helps Launch ‘Hip-Hop Grub Spots’; Rapper Gives Back For Thanksgiving

Miami bred rapper Rick Ross and San Francisco 49ers Running Back Frank Gore have teamed up with21st Century Hustle Magazine to launch a new franchise of restaurants named the ” Grub Spot” with the first location opening in Miami, Florida.   The Hip-Hop Grub Spot is a themed, healthy fast-food global franchise which features healthy… Read more »


Rocawear Teams With Elizabeth Arden For Debut Fragrance

Beauty products company Elizabeth Arden has entered into a global licensing agreement with Jay-Z’s Rocawear and its parent company, Iconix Brand Group.The union will produce and distribute new men’s and women’s fragrances, cosmetics, and skincare products with the Rocawear brand.The debut product under the deal will be the first ever Rocawear fragrance.”We are excited to… Read more »


Funk Flex Links With Microsoft To Promote Windows Automotive

Popular Hip-Hop DJ Funkmaster Flex has announced a partnership with Microsoft’s Automotive Business Unit to promote Windows Automotive.   Windows Automotive is a software platform designed to improve in-car “infotainment” for drivers.   The new advanced infotainment systems will debut during Flex’s annual Custom Car and Bike Show Tour and in his reality TV series… Read more »


New Clue Emerges In Murder Of Jam Master Jay

A new clue may have surfaced to help apprehend the murderer who shot and killed legendary Run-DMC DJ, Jam Master Jay. Jam Master Jay, born Jason Mizell, was gunned down in his recording studio, 24/7, on October 30, 2002. While no one has ever been named a suspect in the murder, Jam Master Jay’s best… Read more »


Jive Records Issues Statement Regarding T-Pain Incident

Jive Records has issued a statement explaining the arrest of superstar producer/R&B singer T-Pain.   T-Pain, born Faheem Najm, was stopped driving a Lamborghini Gallardo in June, but his license had been revoked for being a habitual traffic violator, officials reported.   Police issued an arrest warrant on June 15 charging the rapper with a… Read more »

More Joins Doritos Search for Unsigned Talent

Black Eyed Peas member has teamed up with the Doritos brand and Interscope Geffen A&M (IGA) Records to find undiscovered musical talent in a new contest.   The competition, which will run through Nov. 25, is open to all unsigned artists. Contestants must submit an original song inspired by their passion and creativity based… Read more »


Jay-Z To Take Over Sirius Hip-Hop Station For A Week

Rapper Jay-Z will take over Sirius Satellite Radio’s Hip-Hop Nation (Channel 40) for one week, it was announced today (November 2).Jay-Z Nation launches for one week starting November 5th at 5 pm ET.The channel will feature music from the American Gangster movie, Jay-Z songs and personal favorites.During the week, Jay-Z Nation will air a live… Read more »


Snoop Dogg To Headline 40-City ABA Tour

Snoop Dogg has signed on to head the American Basketball Association’s (ABA) Red, White and Blue Concert Tour, which kicks off in December.   Starting December 15, Snoop Dogg will hit 40 ABA cities during the tour, which launches in Anderson, Indiana.   “We couldn’t be more pleased to have one of the great legends… Read more »


AHH Stray News: Eve, Da Brat, Ghostface, J-Hood

Actress/model and Grammy Award winning rapper Eve will give an exclusive performance at the Fashion in the Park event starting tomorrow in Dallas, Texas (Nov. 3). The four-day event takes place at the NorthPark Center, the largest shopping center in North Texas. Eve will perform at the Fashion in the Park gala to benefit the… Read more »