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NO ID Gets Cozy With Def Jam

Veteran Chi-Town Producer NO I.D. has inked a 3-album production deal with Def Jam/ Def Soul Records for his Face the Music imprint. The producer, who is best know for his early work with Common, has also landed a publishing deal with Chrysalis Music. The first artist to be released on Face the Music will… Read more »

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Zulu Nation Celebrates Hip-Hop’s 28th Anniversary

The Universal Zulu Nation will celebrate the official anniversary of hip-hop culture November 8-10 in New York City. The annual event is recognized throughout the world as the longest running tribute to hip-hop music and attracts thousands of visitors from around the world. The event pays homage not only to hip-hop, but to the pioneers… Read more »

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M.O.P. on ROC, ‘We Not Gonna Change’

Brooklyn born and bred hardcore rap act M.O.P. recently cleared months of speculation and announced they have signed with Roc-A-Fella Records. Their currently untitled album is scheduled to drop in early 2003, according to reps for The Roc. Lil’ Fame, half of the rap portion of M.O.P., said he nor partner Billy Danz have no… Read more »

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ASCAP To Showcase Emerging Talent

As part of the ASCAP Presents… Heineken R&B Ampt Music Series of regional showcases, four up-and-coming artists will be performing at The Cotton Club (152 Luckie Street, Atlanta, GA) in Atlanta on Monday, September 30, 2002. Doors open at 7:00 PM. The show starts at 8:00 PM. The artist line-up includes LaMajic, Transcendental Funk, Heston… Read more »

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Big Numbers For Flick Starring Ice Cube And Eve

"Barbershop," which stars rappers Ice Cube and Eve, snagged the number one spot at the North American box office according to MGM studio estimates issued Sunday. In the movie, Cube stars as the owner of barbershop that has been a long standing social gathering place in a Southside Chicago neighborhood. After his bills mount up,… Read more »

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Grey Goose Vodka Gets Down With Rap

Grey Goose Vodka has teamed with Make Millions Management and Clear Channel Entertainment, to promote the first annual Grey Goose Vodka Music Tour, Billboard reports. The tour, which is scheduled to kick off Sept. 17th in New York, will feature Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, 8 Ball & MJG, Lady May, Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz and… Read more »

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Run-D.M.C. To Tour With Aerosmith And Kid Rock

Run D.M.C. is embarking on a 39 city North American tour with Aerosmith and Kid Rock. The tour opens August 13th at the PNC Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey and ends November 14th in San Francisco at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, announced Antonio "L.A." Reid, President and CEO, Arista Records. The tour dates are below:… Read more »

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DMX Set To Dis JA-Rule

According to MTV, DMX is set to dis Ja Rule on a yet-to-be released song called "Ruled Out" where he alleges his label mate stole his style of rhyming and went on to multi-platinum success with it. The often-embattled DMX said that Def Jam executives and other associates are firmly against the song, but he… Read more »

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DMX Pens Autobiography, Finishes New Album

DMX recently finished writing "E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX." Co-authored by veteran music journalist Smokey D. Fontaine, the 352 page book chronicles DMX’s early childhood, how he became a rapper & his exploits as an international star. "E.A.R.L. is poised to become the most gut-wrenching story of the hip-hop generation," Fontaine told AllHipHop.com. The book… Read more »

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Jay-Z, N.E.R.D., Talib Kweli Hit The Road

In addition to teaming with Def Jam for the Sprite/Def Jam University, the soft drink announced today the creation of a new music festival, Sprite Liquid Mix The festival is billed as "an expression of the urban experience featuring a fusion of music, street sports, artistic demonstrations, fashion and entertainment The Sprite Liquid Mix will… Read more »

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Artists and Public Respond to R. Kelly Arrest

When R. Kelly was indicted and then arrested for 21 counts of child pornography, the nation responded with dialogue. So, AllHipHop jumped into the fray and got some reponses from readers, industry cats and people on the streets. Queen Pen (queenpenonline.com) – New York, NY – author / rapper/ mother AHH: What did you think… Read more »

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R. Kelly Indicted

R. Kelly was indicted today (June 5th) on 21 counts of producing child pornography, a felony charge that could land the R&B singer behind bars for 15 years. Authorities have studied the 26 minute tape, which apparently depicts Kelly involved in various sexual acts with a yet to be identified under age female. Kelly has… Read more »

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Master P’s Stalker To Stand Trial

Antwan Kevin Baker, who is accused of stalking hip-hop entrepreneur Master P, will stand trial for stalking and making criminal threats. Prosecutors in the case say that Baker began stalking P in 1999. He confronted P at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and tried to convince P to sign him to a recording contract and to… Read more »

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