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Bad Boy, VP Link For New Elephant Man Album

Sean “Diddy” Combs and dancehall label VP Records have announced a deal to market and distribute a new album by Elephant Man. Elephant Man, born O’Neil Bryan, signed with VP Records in 2003 and hit the charts with the single “Pon Di River,” and has collaborated with artists like Mariah Carey, Lil’ Jon, Busta Rhymes,… Read more »

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Ludacris Inks First Ever TV Deal, Producing ‘Halls of Fame’

Ludacris has inked a development deal with MTV’s teen-oriented nighttime network The N to executive-produce and star in the new series, Halls of Fame. The drama program revolves around 21-year-old singing sensation Starla and her sister Taylor, a 15- year-old aspiring fashion designer. The girls attend the Philadelphia High School of Performing Arts. As transplants… Read more »

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Dionne Warwick Taps Rap, R&B Singers For New Album

Legendary singer Dionne Warwick is planning a new contemporary album titled My Friends & Me. The diverse album will feature guest appearance by Da Brat, Mya, Kelis, Cyndi Lauper, Debra Cox, Reba McEntire, Gladys Knight, Angie Stone, Chante’ Moore and others. The Grammy-winning singer’s 45th anniversary was produced by her youngest son, Damon Elliot. “I’m… Read more »

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Kool Keith, MTV Joins Forces To Fight Global Warming

MTV’s TRL will debut what is being billed as the first ever Hip-Hop public service announcement on global warming The three-minute piece is titled “Trees” and is accompanied with a new track by Dr. Octagon aka Kool Keith. The PSA, which warns about deforestation and the dangers of global warming, was created by New York-based… Read more »

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Young Jeezy Talks Spending Halloween With Son

Young Jeezy’s son wanted to follow in his father’s famous footsteps for Halloween but the rapper opted to let his fatherly instincts takeover. “He said he wanted to be ‘The Snowman,’ but I told him no, he needs to be himself. He’s cool with that though,” the Atlanta rapper told AllHipHop.com with a chuckle. Young… Read more »

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NY Giants Embrace Jim Jones Club Anthem

Jim Jones may have found another crew to roll with other than his Dipset collective. The Harlem lyricist says he was so happy to hear that his new song “We Fly High” was embraced by the New York Giants that he decided to remix it for his hometown team. New York’s Daily News reports that… Read more »

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Cool and Dre Ink Deal To Release Miami Rapper Joe Hound

After producing a string of hits for a bevy of artists including Lil Wayne, Fat Joe, Rick Ross and others, production duo Cool & Dre announced a deal with Skeleton Key Entertainment to release music from their label imprint Epidemic Music. Through the new arrangement, the Miami based producers will release their latest discovery, Joe… Read more »

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DMX Launching Signature Clothing Line

DMX is expanding his business career beyond music with the launch of his new clothing lines, the DMX and DMX Signature collections. The rapper’s line will include designer apparel, footwear, head wear and outerwear. According to representatives, the clothing line will border on the “rough edge of hip-hop mixed with the practicality of the no… Read more »

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