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 »



Puff Denies Gun Charge

Puffy said: "I do not own a gun. I do not carry a gun. The charges and allegations against me are 100 percent false. I feel confident that in the next couple of days, I will be vindicated and everything will be all right." Well according to witnesss, Sean "Puffy" Combs pulled a gun inside… Read more »



Friend Of Jay-Z Speaks To Newsweek

A close friend of rap star Jay-Z who witnessed his alleged stabbing of Lance (Un) Rivera, head of Untertainment Records, at the Kit Kat Klub in New York last Wednesday describes what he saw in the current issue of Newsweek. “Jay-Z approached him, they had a few words, they became loud, and then this big… Read more »



Noreaga To Have Charges Dropped

Noreaga will have a drug possession charge against him dismissed if he can stay out of trouble for the next 12 months, a New York criminal court judge said this past Monday (Dec. 27). The decision handed down by Judge Robert Racite comes on the heels of Noreaga’s arrest Sunday in Queens, N.Y., for allegedly… Read more »



MC Lyte And Grandmaster Flash Sign WIth Sirius Radio

Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., the digital satellite radio broadcaster, today announced exclusive associations with internationally renowned MC Lyte and Grandmaster Flash, each of whom will have an ongoing presence on Sirius’ music and talk channels. Grandmaster Flash currently serves as musical director for The Chris Rock Show, and soon begins production on a feature film… Read more »



House Of Blues In Hot Water

House of Blues Concerts — already facing ticket-scalping allegations in the Denver area — also distributed prime tickets for its own shows to brokers in Atlanta, Dallas, San Diego and other cities, The Denver Post reported Sunday. The newspaper, quoted anonymous sources, reported that officials of the concert-promotion company even wrote instructions on House of… Read more »



Eminem’s Grandmom Upset

Eminem has responded to his grandmom’s objections to using a recordings of his late uncle on an upcoming release. The Detroit News reported that Betty Kresin (grandma), is upset that Eminem had planned to sample from a tape that he made 13 years ago with his uncle, Ronnie Polkingharn, who died in 1991. "My grandmother… Read more »



Possib1e Suspect In Big Case Investigated

A former city police officer already behind bars for bank robbery is one of the suspects in the 1997 shooting death of rap star Notorious B.I.G, the Los Angeles Times reported today. Investigators are reportedly examining whether former Officer David Mack conspired with Death Row Records founder Suge Knight to arrange the contract killing of… Read more »



Atomic Pop Signs Distribution Deal

Atomic Pop has signed worldwide digital distribution deals with U.K. indie label Fire Records and hip-hop imprints GoodVibe and Rufflife, the latter the new venture by RuffHouse co-founder Chris Schwartz. The new Bahamadia record will be released under this agreement. The first Rufflife release under the agreement will be an EP entitled "Night Life" from… Read more »



Eve To Program Radio At

Eve has her own radio station on Radio SonicNet located at “Hip-hop, more than any other genre, is driven by a producer’s record collection, and sense of how different tracks can be mixed,” says Justin Herz, GM and SVP of “And for to have a rapper as hot as Eve drop by… Read more »



Ruff Ryder/Cash Money Tour Dates

If you are a fan of The Ruff Ryders and The Cash Money Click, you will be glad to hear they are probably going to be somewhere in your vacinty. In February, Ruff Ryders crew DMX, Eve, Swizz Beats, Drag-On will go out with Cash Money Millionaires, Juvenile, Hot Boys, Lil’ Wayne, Turk, B.G. and… Read more »



Big L Shot And Killed

Diggin In The Crates member Big L was shot and killed in Harlem NYC. He was only 24 years old. Police are still investigating a motive and suspects connected to the killing. According to Officer Theresa Farello of the New York City Police Department’s Office of Public Information, police responded to shots fired on the… Read more »



CDnow To Sell Downloads

CDnow will began selling downloads Friday, with content supplied by, Liquid Audio, and will range from $1.49 to $3.49 per track and will be available in the Liquid Audio format. Another 50,000 songs will be offered by mid-December. The online retailer also expects to open a download boutique section by mid January. Until… Read more »



Help South African Hip-Hop

HIP-HOP JAM IN SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS YOUR HELP On November 26th through December 12th, South Africa will be hosting "African Battle Cry", a hip-hop/youth expo in Cape Town. During these seventeen days, workshops, concerts, panel discussions about the music industry, and competitions will be held. Everything will be centered on the four elements of hip-hop… Read more »



Open Letter From Kool Keith

A letter from Kool Keith to his fans: "Dear Fans, This is Kool Keith. This is my first time writing you all personally, because this is a serious issue. I love all my fans, but I am a little bit angry with my record company. Aren’t you mad? I am on a big label, but… Read more »