Pac Tops Charts, Play Debuts

Tupac Shakur’s latest posthumous album, Death Row Records double CD, "Until The End Of Time," debuted at No 1 on the album chart this week — six days after release, putting the label back on top. The release moved approximately 430,000 units. More than 20 selections of never-before-released material from the Death Row vaults are… Read more »



Rock From Heltah Skeltah With DJ Lethal

Rock from Heltah Skeltah recently signed on with DJ Lethal’s Interscope imprint, Lethah Dose. The record will feature production from The Neptunes, DJ Shok (Ruff Ryders) and more. There will be appearances from the Duck Down fam as well as from Fred Durst and others. The record is scheduled to drop in July. Rock debuted… Read more »



DMC Launches Record Label

DMC has launched his own music company, titled Darryl’s Music Company. The first release off the new label will be his own debut album, "Checks, Thugs & Rock N Roll." The record, which is slated for a summer release date is a departure from the direction that Run-DMC normally takes. "Run and I are moving… Read more »



Shyne’s Sentencing Delayed

Shyne’s sentencing for assault, gun possession and reckless endangerment was pushed back until June 1st a judge ruled Monday. Shyne’s sentencing was delayed at the request of his lawyers, who needed time to file paperwork relating to the the sentencing. They are also going to make a move at a post-trial motion to have some… Read more »



Jigga Busted

Jay-Z was arrested for illegal gun possession near a Manhattan nightclub early Friday, police said. The rapper, whose real name is Shawn Carter, was arrested with three other men shortly after 3 a.m. when a loaded handgun was found in their car, said a police spokeswoman, officer Cheryl Cox. Undercover officers say they saw a… Read more »



Project Pat Hits Gold

Project Pat’s "Mista Don’t Play: Everythang’s Workin," has reached gold status off the success of his single, "Chickenhead." The album, which continues to move over 50,000 units per week is Pat’s first gold album. Pat is already working to ensure the future success of "Mista Don’t Play." Project Pat and the other 36 Mafia family… Read more »



The Rza Heads To Europe

The Rza will be recording in Europe this month to record remixes and an international rap album with European Hip-Hop artists. The Rza will be collaborating with a Black Twang, a London based producer/rapper on the tracks "I Can’t Go To Sleep" and "Careful." He is then scheduled to move on to several European cities… Read more »



NYPD Is Targeting Rappers

The NYPD patrol that has been keeping tabs on Hip-Hop artists since a shootout took place in Manhattan near the Hot 97 offices. According to the New York Post, on the weekend members of the NYPD gang division keep an eye on 14 clubs-Cheetah, Club Speed, Ivy and Chaos among them – in case of… Read more »



Ol Dirty Pleads Guilty

Ol’ Dirty Bastard has pleaded guilty to drug charges in Queens State Supreme Court. His deal gets him a promised two to four years behind bars. He was arrested in July of 1999 when cops found cocaine and marijuana in his car, after they stopped him for running a red light. In return for him… Read more »



Eminem Sentenced

Eminem was sentenced to two years probation Tuesday (April 10, 2001) for carrying a concealed weapon outside of a Detroit area nightclub last summer. Eminem pleaded guilty in February after prosecutors dropped a felony assault charge filed after he allegedly pistol-whipping a man he saw kissing his wife, Kimberly Mathers. Emiem faced up to five… Read more »



Outkast To Do In-Store Promotion

ATLiens beware: Outkast and Slimm Calhoun will be making an in store appearance as they land home on their Stank Love Tour. Big Boi, Dre and Slimm will be signing autographs at the Greenbriar Mall Footaction store on Monday April 9, from 4 P.M. to 6 P.M. The first hour is reserved for Footaction’s VIP… Read more »



Dre Gets Back Into Film

Dr. Dre is executive producing the soundtrack to "Diablo" and will release it on his Aftermath Entertainment label. The New Line Cineman movie reunites Dre with F. Gary Gray. The last time they worked together was in 1996 on "Set It Off." Dre finished up shooting in the movie, "Training Day" in which he plays… Read more »



Hi Tek Speaks On Violence In Cincinnati

Officials in Cincinnati, Ohio have declared a state of emergency as a result of violence in response to the shooting death Timothy Thomas, a 19 year old un armed African-American male. "I appear before you this morning with a very heavy and sad heart," Cincinnati Mayor Charles Luken told a news conference, "because despite the… Read more »



Layzie Bone Sustains Critical Eye Injury

L-Burna aka Layzie Bone of Bone Thugs -N- Harmony sustained a critical eye injury while shooting the second video from his latest album, Thug By Nature. While shooting the video for "Listen" at the historical California State Mental Institution, Layzie suffered a quarter inch abrasion on the pupil of his right eye, due to special… Read more »



Black College Reunion Events

Bizzy Bone, who one month ago dismissed a lawsuit he filed against Sony Music, Loud Records and others for releasing a video compilation without his permission is back in court. The latest legal filing is against Southwest Wholesale Tapes And Records. Southwest handles distribution for many Indie rap labels from the South and West Coast… Read more »