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U.S.D.A. Member BloodRaw Signs With CZAR; Prepping Solo Album

CTE/Def Jam artist BloodRaw has joined the roster of artists being represented by Jimmy “Henchmen” Rosemond’s management company, Czar Entertainment, it was announced today.   The announcement comes two days after the rapper’s former manager, Florida record promoter and indie exec C. Wakeley, announced that he andthe artist had parted ways under amicable terms.  … Read more »

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AHH Stray News: Diddy, 50 Cent, Havoc

An upcoming episode of Making the Band 4 will feature the highly publicized incident between Sean “Diddy” Combs and his longtime choreographer Laurie Ann Gibson. During an April 25 taping for the show, Combs, Gibson and Bivens were involved in a heated argument. Gibson filed a complaint with New York police in May, claiming Bivens… Read more »

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Russell Simmons Speaks Out Against Mike Vick; Nike Suspended Shoe Release

Days after Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick was indicted for allegedly being involved in a dog-fighting operation, Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons is putting those associated with the star player on notice, while Nike has suspended the release of an upcoming football sneaker endorsed by Vick due to the allegations.   Simmons, along with the Rev…. Read more »

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Nas, Sway, Others Confirmed For Chris Webber’s ‘Bada Bling’ Weekend

Detroit Piston’s center/forward Chris Webber will host his 2nd Annual Bada Bling Celebrity Weekend at Caesar’s Palace and various locations throughout Las Vegas July 20-22.   The celebrity weekend, which will be hosted by comedian Charlie Murphy, raises money for The Chris Webber Foundation, Webber’s nonprofit with an objective of increasing literacy among disadvantaged youth…. Read more »

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Arrest Warrant Issued For Rapper Chopper

Former Bad Boy South rapper Chopper is once again a wanted man.   The Baltimore Examiner reports that bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of the rapper, who is best known for his stint on MTV’s Making the Band 2.   According to Elizabeth Bartholomew, a spokeswoman for Maryland’s Division of Parole and… Read more »

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Rapper 50 Cent Disses President George Bush

Rapper 50 Cent may have plenty of enemies in Hip-Hop, but the chart topping rapper is also taking aim at outgoing embattled president, George W. Bush Jr.   During a 2005 interview with GQ Magazine in which 50 Cent and Kanye West won “Men of the Year” honors, 50 Cent expressed a desire to meet President… Read more »

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Global Mixx Music Retreat Kicks Off July 19

The Global Mixx Music Retreat 2007 has kicked off another summer music workshop, set to take place in Chicago July 19-23.   Hosted by Live Radio, this music industry “how-to” breaks down the do’s and don’ts within the music business, giving managers, artists, and label executives the knowledge they need to have a successful career…. Read more »

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