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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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Plies Hit With Slander Lawsuit Over Concert Debacle

Fort Meyers, Florida rapper Plies is the subject of a slander lawsuit filed in Montogemry County Circuit Court yesterday (July 16).   According to the lawsuit, Plies allegedly failed to appear at a concert on July 8 and then made disparaging remarks about the promoter the following day on a local radio station.   The Montogomery… Read more »

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Barack Obama Discusses Impact of Hip-Hop on Youth

Hip-Hop may not play a prominent role in the lives of politicians, but Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama sees the impact of the culture on current and potential voters.   Obama spoke out on Hip-Hop during an interview with local reporters in Chicago on Sunday (July 15), CNN’s Political Ticker reports.   According to the… Read more »

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