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Eminem’s Mama Drama

Debbie Mathers-Briggs has been denied a request to collect more money for settling a pair of lawsuits against her son, Eminem. Mathers-Briggs tried to change attorneys and protest efforts that were forcing her into a settlement of $25,000 in her claims against her son, whose real name is Marshall Mathers III. “It’s clearly a settlement,”… Read more »

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Erick Sermon and EPMD Land At J Records

Erick Sermon has joined Clive Davis at J Records. Currently, he tops the Billboard R&B chart with "Music," a song which has fast become one of radio’s most played singles and features the rare vocals of Marvin Gaye. "Music," among other songs already being recorded with artists such as Redman, Scarface, and LL Cool J,… Read more »

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Kurupt Gets Engaged

Once again, Kurupt, who prepares to drop his third album, has shed his single status by recently becoming engaged to Natina Reed of pop group Blaque. After the end of his relationship with BK rapper Foxy Brown, Kurupt says that Natina kept him concentrating on his dreams and not pettiness. "She helps keep me on… Read more »

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Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz Sell Well

Atlanta-based hip-hop group, Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz, represent their hood as they take ‘crunk’ nationwide selling nearly 30,000 copies in their first week of release. Put Yo Hood Up, released on May 22nd, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart, #3 on Billboard’s Rap Albums Chart, and #6 on Billboard’s R&B Albums… Read more »

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The Outlawz Prepare To Take Over Europe

The Outlawz are preparing to invade Europe with a 3 week tour starting June 12. The group decided the 10 show tour, which includes Amsterdam, Germany and France, was needed since the group sells very well over there. "We get a lot of love over in Europe," E.D.I. told Allhiphop.com. "We are looking forward to… Read more »

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Rapper Poetic Hospitalized

Rapper Poetic from the Gravediggaz has recently been admitted to a California hospital due to liver complications associated with colon cancer. Along with Frukwon (Gravediggaz and Stetsasonic), he has completed a new album called Nightmare In A-Minor. The Titanium/Sunstar Records album has been completed and will be distributed by Echo/Koch International. "Don’t give up on… Read more »

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Sam Sneed Recovering From Brain Cancer

Sam Sneed, the legendary West Coast artist/producer recently overcame his bout with brain cancer. A golf ball sized tumor on his brain was successfully removed last week. Sneed, who produced such joints at "Keep Their Heads Ringin" and "Natural Born Killaz" is now recovering and living in Atlanta. While dealing with his bout, Sneed continued… Read more »

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First Blind Emcee

Barring occasional crazy behavior, hip hop has yet to have a major rapper deemed "handicapped." Blind emcee, ironically named SuperVision, aims to change all that with his debut album, 20/20 on Capitol Records. At 8 years-old, SuperVision (aka Damin Bordenave) lost his eye sight after contracting pink eye, a normally curable eye ailment. However, when… Read more »

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Salt Is Still Around

Salt (formerly of Salt-N-Pepa) got married to baby daddy Gavin Wray over the 2000 winter holiday season. Now a solo artist, she has officially given the status in her personal life. She recently, erected her new record label, Gavfam Records, which is named after her new spouse. Her solo debut, Salt of The Earth, will… Read more »

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New Documentary On Hip-Hop

Acadamy Award Nominated Director Peter Spirer has announced he is releasing a new documentary that features some of Hip-Hop’s biggest acts, including Nas, Jay-Z and Q-Tip. The forthcoming documentary, is titled East Coast Mix 1 and will be available on the DVD/VHS format. The documentary interviews artists, as they explain what Hip-Hop means to them…. Read more »

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Rah Digga Making Moves

Rah Digga is always prepared to rock the microphone. The phenomenal, highly acclaimed rap artist is on a one-way trip to the top and no one can stop her. Since the beginning of her career – she was lacing brilliant rhymes on Busta Rhymes’ Flip Mode Squad projects – Rah Digga’s lyrical prowess and distinguished… Read more »

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Run-DMC Fans Raise Hell

Three police dogs and several Marion County, Indianapolis police officers were called in to disperse a crow of roughly 100 people and one person was arrested after a Run-DMC show was canceled. According to reports filed by the police, 22 year old Chris Seidensticker fought with employees at the 8 Seconds Saloon, located on the… Read more »

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KRS-One And Lugz Team Up

Lugz Footwear announces a sponsorship pact with legendary rap artist KRS-One to bring forth an event celebrating the worldwide phenomenon known as Hip-Hop. The 8-day event, known as Hip-Hop Appreciation Week, will take place from May 14-21, 2001. The message that will be honed at various events during the week will be concentrated on a… Read more »

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Eminem Gets Hefty Child Support Bill

A Michigan Circuit court agency recommended that Eminem pay $142,480 a year or $2,740 per week in child support to his soon to be ex-wife, Kim Mathers. Kim and Eminem agreed in March to have joint custody of their 5 year old daughter, Hailie Jade. It was also recommended that Eminem pay an extra $156… Read more »

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Prince Ital Joe Killed In Car Accident

A cast of the Southern California entertainment industry’s rank and file, which included Steven Seagal, paid their respects at Los Angeles Forest Lawn to the ragga mic-controller Prince Ital Joe, who Dr. Dre heralded as "the true Rasta reggae rapper." Prince Ital Joe died on an Arizona highway May 16, while en route to his… Read more »

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