Erick And Parrish Team With dj honda

EPMD’s Parish "PMD" Smith & dj honda have linked up to release an LP titled, Underground Connection. The duo recorded the LP in Japanese, Korean and English and it hits U.S. stores in early 2003. "Having previously worked with Erick on my first self-titled US album, h, dj honda PMD & myself got together a… Read more »



Clipse Chart High

Virginia-based duo Clipse’s album Lord Willin debuted at Number 1 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album Chart and Number 4 on the Top 200 Charts. It was the highest new debuting hip-hop LP. “Its the start of something new and paramount for the scene of Virginia”, Pharrell told Clipse can be seen on tour with… Read more »



Ludacris’ Mom Responds To Pepsi Dumping Son

While neither Def Jam nor Ludacris commented on the Pepsi Cola’s recent decision to drop the rapper from an ad campaign, his mother, Roberta Shields contacted and had several remarks toward Bill O’Reilly of “The O’Reilly Factor,” who sparked the ban. “The O’Reilly Factor” is broadcast via Fox News, which, according to Shields, made… Read more »



Controversial Concert Flops

A controversial concert in Atlantic, New Jersey turned out to be a bust as fans stayed home with only 200 people showing up to the Sandcastle Stadium, which holds over 10,000 people and none of the headlining acts showing up to perform. Officials from the city of Atlantic City had told the show’s promoters on… Read more »



Eminem’s ‘White America’ Causes Controversy

Eminem has released a controversial new video for his song "White America," which is filled with violent images, including a school shooting, an animated Eminem hanging himself in front of a computer, youth urinating on the White House lawn and the Constitution being ripped to shreds. The lyrics in the song make references to the… Read more »



Kmart To Enter Into Urban/Hip-Hop Fashion

K-Mart is getting into the Urban fashion business, with a new line of hip-hop inspired clothing called Ched-da. Created by a company in New York, the clothing line will appear in over 50 Kmart stores in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., on September 1st. If the clothing line is successful, it… Read more »



Scarface Hospitalized, Cancels Tour

Scarface plans to take a temporary hiatus from rap and recently canceled touring to support his latest LP, The Fix, after being hospitalized and diagnosed with high blood pressure. "I was 194 over 127, which is near stroke," Face told "I was that close to cashin’ in and it aint worth my health. I’m… Read more »



Ja Rule Plans To Bring Pac Back

Today (August 23), Ja Rule called to New York’s Hot 97 to answer to DMX’s recent interview on DJ Kay Slay’s radio show. DMX has called Ja, his former "hypeman" on the late night mix show, which was hosted by Foxy Brown. "The Crack man is calling up talking sh*t. I was really enraged," Ja… Read more »



Nore Concert Deaded Due To Perceived Threat Of Violence

An Atlantic City, NJ concert, which was supposed to feature Nore, Styles and Khia cancelled, because police feared that the venue would breakout with gang violence. Atlantic City police told the managers at Sandcastle Stadium that Nore in particular could possibly attract a gang element. Police allege the frontmant of Capone-N-Noreaga was closely affiliated with… Read more »



Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Fab 5 Freddy Honored

The Marcus Garvey Memorial Foundation will showcase an event entitled "Black Star Over Brooklyn: A Story of Garvey and Garveyism," which serves to recognize and honor ten Brooklynites, both leaders and artists, whose life-works embody the ideals and philosophies of Marcus Mosiah Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association. The event aims to bring together… Read more »