Bigg Snoop Dogg Radio Blowin Up

Snoop Dogg’s syndicated radio show, Bigg Snoop Dogg Radio continues to do well for the stations that carry the show. On the show, Snoop takes listeners on a four hour journey of world premier releases, mixes and in studio interviews with top acts. Recent guests have included Busta Rhymes, Fred Durst, Tha Eastsidaz, Nate Dogg,… Read more »



JD Renews Deal With Columbia

Steve Heckler, VP of Information Technology has issued a chilling threat against Napster, and the development of any sort of technology outside of the major entertainment conglomerate’s grasp. After giving a speech at California State University, Heckler told the Summer Forty-Niner (the student newspaper) that " The music industry will take whatever steps it needs… Read more »



Company Flow To Do One Last Show

Company Flow, who recently broke up, will perform one last time together as a group. The show, which will take place on March 28th at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City, It will be the first time El-P, Bigg Jus and Mr. Len have appeared on stage together in almost three years. Other guests… Read more »



Sean John Out Does Bad Boy

Puff Daddy had a good year, in terms of his business ventures. While his label, Bad Boy brought in $60 million in revenue, the real success story comes from his clothing line, Sean John. Sean John brought in over $100 million for the CEO. “When I’m Sean John, it’s definitely like an alter ego" he… Read more »



More Lawsuits For Puff

Puffy’s problems continue to mount. In addition to being sued by a former tenet for allegedly renting a house that was "infested with vermin" in Beverly Hills and his high profile shooting case, Puff is now the plaintiff in a civil case against a journalist, who failed to produce his autobiography. Mikal Gilmore breached an… Read more »



Eminem To Perform With Elton John

Eminem may not be as homophobic as the critics make him out to be. It was recently announced that Eminem will perform a duet with Elton John, the openly bisexual singer, at the Grammy awards. The duo will perform Eminem’s song, "Stan", which is about a deranged fan. In a statement, the NARAS said: “The… Read more »



DJ Yutaka Set To Drop United Nations II

DJ Yutaka is set to drop his second album United Nations II in April. Yutaka, who has worked with the likes of Ice T, Ras Kass, Chuck D, Tash, Jurassic 5 and Afrika Bambaata, is also a member of the Universal Zulu Nation. Featured on United Nations II are: Guru, N’dea Davenport, Afrika Bambaataa, B-Real,… Read more »



Big Boi Has A Boy

Big Boi of Outkast has a new addition to his family. His girlfriend gave birth to a boy on February 3. Big Boi missed the child being born. In an attempt to make sure he witnessed it, Outkast canceled their remaining 5 dates on the groups European tour, where they were opening the majority of… Read more »



Mural To Be Created For Big Pun

Family, friends, and fans of Big Pun (birthname, Christopher Rios) will gather together in the South Bronx on February 6, 2001 to commemorate the 1st anniversary of his untimely passing last year on February 7, 2001. Big Pun will be immortalized yet again by Bronx-based hip-hop graffiti artist, The TATS CRU, who painted the original… Read more »



Jurassic 5 Ready New Video

Jurassic 5 continue to push their first major label effort, Quality Control. After achieving success with their single, W.O.E (Wonderful World Of Entertainment), the group is now reading their next video and single, "The Influence." The group, Chali 2NA, Zaakir, Akil, and Marc 7 are excited about the new video. "The video looks tight and… Read more »



Mos Def Finishes Up Carmen Jones

Mos Def recently finished up the shooting for Carmen: A Hip-Hopera in Los Angeles. Also appearing in the film is ultra-sexy Destiny’s Child leader, Beyoncé Knowles. Beyoncé has the main role and stars opposite of Mekhi Phifer. Mos Def plays the villain in the movie. The movie is based on a 19th century opera by… Read more »



DMX Slapped With Contempt Of Court Charge

DMX, who surrendered to authorities on Monday (Feb. 25th) to begin serving jail time for a traffic violation and possession of marijuana, was hit with a new charge when he arrived at the Erie County Correctional Facility in upstate New York. A few hours after arriving, DMX was taken from his jail cell and hustled… Read more »



New Wu-Tang Video On The Way

The Rza has just wrapped up shooting for the Wu’s latest video, "I Can’t Go To Sleep." The video depicts the social climate in the Black community. Making claims that the climate hasn’t changed too much from then and now, the video uses footage from the civil rights era. There’s a piece that shows American… Read more »



Chuck D. To Lead New Organization

Chuck D., the outspoken leader of Public Enemy has announced the formation of a new movement organization, R.A.T. (Radio Attack Terrorists). The organization’s goal will be to gain more exposure for artists that have a positive message. "Were gonna change the climate by identifying every media owner, music and program director, record and video marketer… Read more »



Eminem Invades Britain Again

Eminem continues to ride his wave of controversy-and sell records. While the Marshall Mathers LP is nearing 10 million units sold, It was recently announced that Eminem will perform at Britain’s largest awards show, The Brits. Following his successful British shows, Eminem has " confirmed that he will be jetting into London to perform at… Read more »