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Wake For X-Clan’s Professor X Announced

A wake for deceased X-Clan member Professor X will take place Thursday (March 23) at the House of Our Lord Church in Brooklyn, New York, from 3 p.m.-9 p.m. Professor X, born Lumumba Carson, founder of the Blackwatch Movement, died in Brooklyn March 17 from spinal meningitis. According to X-Clan frontman Grand Verbalizer Funkinlesson, aka… Read more »

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Ruff Ryders CEO’s Expanding Brand Beyond Music

In addition to releasing upcoming projects from DMX and The Lox, Ruff Ryders CEOs Darrin “Dee” and Joaquin “Waah” Dean are also planning to expand the brand beyond music. This year the label formed a nationwide bike club with street teams in most major U.S. cities. The different chapters cross-market Ruff Ryders artists and provide… Read more »

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Professor X of X-Clan Dies

Professor X of X-Clan has died in a New York-area hospital after a bout with meningitis, sources close to the situation told AllHipHop.com. As a member of X-Clan, Professor X gained notoriety for his catch phrases "Vainglorious" and dissed fools by calling them "sissies." Additionally, Professor X, whose real name was Lumumba Carson, was the… Read more »

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Fat Joe Stays With Atlantic Records

The head of Atlantic Records, Craig Kallman, has dispelled rumors that Bronx rapper Fat Joe has been dropped from the label. The rapper’s status at Atlantic was the subject of speculation after the New York Post ran a gossip item implying that he had been released from the label due to poor sales. Fat Joe… Read more »

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