Jay-Z First Rapper To Perform On Showtime

Jay-Z will be the first rapper to perform on pay channel Showtime, Saturday, February 22, 2003 from Memphis Tennessee. Jay-Z and other Roc-A-Fella family members are slated to perform before former heavyweight champ Mike Tyson returns to the ring to fight Clifford Etienne. The concert is being held at the Mid South Coliseum and is… Read more »



Common Set To Make Television Acting Debut

Rapper Common makes his television acting debut Monday January 6 on UPN’s hit television series, "Girlfriends." The episode focuses on Lynn, who falls for a spoken word artist played by Saul Williams. When she finds out he is celibate, she loses interest. Common’s character makes her promiscuity public during a poetic performance. Common’s latest album,… Read more »



50 Cent Says He Isn’t Out For Trouble

50 Cent and Lloyd Banks were released from police custody after they were arrested for gun charges in front of a nightclub in Manhattan New York early Tuesday (Dec 31) morning. 50 Cent posted $10,000 bond on Tuesday, while Bank’s amount was lower. All of the suspects were released with the exception of Jean Bernard,… Read more »



Queen Latifah’s DUI Arraignment Postponed

Queen Latifah’s arraignment for drunk driving charges has been postponed until January 15. Latifah was busted last month in Hollywood. Latifah was driving her 2003 Cadillac Escalde along the Hollywood Freeway when an officer spotted her making an unsafe lane change. Latifah failed a sobriety test and was arrested on suspicion of DUI. Latifah will… Read more »



DMX Denied Entry Into Canada

DMX was forced to cancel two concerts in Canada, after custom officials refused to let him off of his flight when he landed in Calgary, Canada. DMX was slated to perform two shows, one in Saskatoon and one in Calgary. While DMX was not allowed off of his flight and was barred from entering Canada,… Read more »



Man Kills Teen Due To Freeway Comparison

A 26-year-old man from the Bronx, New York, was arrested for murdering a 13-year-old boy Friday (Dec. 27), because the teen teased him about his weight, and compared him to Roc-A-Fella rapper, Freeway. Demetrius James, who stands 6-foot-2, and weighs 300 pounds, shot Brandon Marcus in the face as they rode the elevator in the… Read more »



Suge Knight Speaks On Arrest

Suge Knight spoke out from his prison cell last week, after he was jailed for allegedly violating his parole by associating with reputed gang members. Knight claims that he is being harassed by police in a bid to get him to speak about warring rival blood factions in California and murders he says he knows… Read more »



Judge Orders Master P. To Pay 80 Year Old Woman

Master P was ordered to pay $105,000 in punitive damages to an 80 year old woman on Thursday (Dec. 27). The woman’s voice was tape recorded and used on a 1998 album that Master P. executive produced. The song also featured Master P’s younger brother C-Murder and Snoop Dogg. Geneva Burger was taped by musician… Read more »



Federal Judge Blocks Slick Rick Deportation

A federal judge has blocked the deportation of Rick "Slick Rick" Walters. Judge Kimba Woods gives Walters more time to fight the deportation order stemming from his 5 year stint in prison for a 1990 shooting that left his cousin, the cousin’s pregnant girlfriend and a bystander wounded. Judge Kimba Wood’s ruling will give Walters… Read more »