Grey Goose Vodka Gets Down With Rap

Grey Goose Vodka has teamed with Make Millions Management and Clear Channel Entertainment, to promote the first annual Grey Goose Vodka Music Tour, Billboard reports. The tour, which is scheduled to kick off Sept. 17th in New York, will feature Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, 8 Ball & MJG, Lady May, Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz and… Read more »



Pirates Crack Eminem’s Code

A month after rap artist Eminem released his latest album with ‘uncrackable’ copyright protection technology, pirated copies are on sale across eastern Europe. Universal has invested considerable effort in stopping piracy of the Eminem Show, with technology embedded in the CD’s from being copied and redistributed. Universal is using technology by an Israeli based firm,… Read more »



Run-D.M.C. To Tour With Aerosmith And Kid Rock

Run D.M.C. is embarking on a 39 city North American tour with Aerosmith and Kid Rock. The tour opens August 13th at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey and ends November 14th in San Francisco at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, announced Antonio "L.A." Reid, President and CEO, Arista Records. The tour dates are below:… Read more »



Trina Launches Clothing Line, Talks Movies

Trina will launch a new clothing line, Diamond Princess Wear. Launching in the fall, the clothing line will have a variety of styles, from casual wear to "glammed up night attire." "$1,000 for a shirt – everybody can’t afford that," Trina told "It’s going to be popular because everybody can rock it. Whether you… Read more »



VH1 To Focus On Notorious B.I.G. In New Special

VH1 will analyze the life of the Notorious B.I.G. in its popular series, "Driven." The show will chronicle the earliest years of the rapper, explore his Catholic school education, his dealing drugs on the street and the relationship he had with his family. Each episode of "Driven" is dedicated to a single artist, searching for… Read more »



Ice Cube Honored For Film Work

Ice Cube was recently honored for his film work at the 6th annual Urbanworld Film Festival in the England, where Cube’s latest flick "Barbershop," premiered. Cube received the first Minority Entertainment for the Cinematic and Creative Arts (MECCA) award for his role in opening the door for future minority filmmakers and actors. "It feels good,… Read more »



Hip-Hop Minister Conrad Muhammad Switches Faiths, Runs For Office

"Hip-Hop Minister" Conrad Muhammad recently announced he left the Nation Of Islam, has turned to Christianity and will run against popular New York Democrat Charles Rangel for New York’s 15th Congressional District which comprises East and Central Harlem, the Upper West Side, and Washington Heights/Inwood neighborhoods. "I call it a wilderness experience. The black church… Read more »



Chuck D. Talks Elvis And Eminem

Chuck D. recently clarified his feelings on Elvis Presley during an interview with Newsday for an article commerating the 25th anniversary of the famed singers death. On the hip-hop classic "Fight The Power," from Spike Lee’s "Do The Right Thing," Chuck D. rapped "Elvis, was a hero to most/but he never meant sh*t to me."… Read more »



Clipse Member Malice Arrested

Clipse group member Malice was arrested at the University Mall in Tampa, Florida on Saturday (August 10th) and charged with trespassing and later released on $500 bond. Clipse was in Tampa headlining The Grindin Rap Tour, which also features rappers Midwikid, Lady May and Rob Jackson. The group stopped at the mall before a performance… Read more »



Hip-Hop Summit Action Network Planning More Protests

After the success of "The Mobilization For Education" rally in NYC, Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Summit Action Network is hitting the road. HSAN will hold 20 different rallies in 20 different U.S. cities starting this fall, with each city being linked to another via satellite connection. "The hip-hop power movement demands quality equal public education," President… Read more »



Jay-Z Challenges Nas To Battle

Yesterday (August 6th), Jay-Z appeared on Angie Martinez’s radio show on Hot 97 in NY and challenged Nas to a battle on Pay Per View television. Jay-Z, who just came back from vacationing in France, said that each would put up $1 million, both artists would have a separate concert and then kick 3 freestyles…. Read more »