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Twista Injured In Fatal Car Crash

Twista was injured in a car crash that killed a member of his entourage Monday (Sept. 7) morning in Pennsylvania. The rapper was treated and released after the van he was a passenger in crashed on Interstate 90, as Twista was heading from Syracuse, New York, to his hometown of Chicago. The van swerved off… Read more »



Twista Wins Restraining Order Against Wife

On Thursday (Sept. 2) a Chicago judge ordered that Twista’s wife, Rashida Mitchell be restrained from talking to the press about her divorce with the rapper. The order comes after an article that was printed in The Chicago Sun Times accused the rapper of neglecting his daughter. The article was published last week and referred… Read more »



Little Brother Goes Major With Atlantic

North Carolina Hip-Hop group Little Brother has officially inked a long term exclusive recording contract with Atlantic Records, via a production deal with ABB Records. Little Brother, which consists of group members Phonte, Big Pooh and 9th Wonder, signed with ABB in 2002. In 2003 the label dropped their critically acclaimed full length debut, The… Read more »



Bloodline Records Taps UK Talent

DMX’s label Bloodline Records is increasing their international efforts and is aiming to recruit talented rappers from England. The label recently held an open mic contest at the West End’s Mean Fiddler. The sessions were filmed and executives from the label will come back to the United States to judge the rappers and pick a… Read more »



Africa Bambaataa Protests Kool Mixx Championships

A group of protesters that included Hip-Hop legend Africa Bambaataa boycotted the Kool Mixx DJ Championship in Chicago on Saturday (July 24). The majority of states that make up the United States of America have filed lawsuits against Brown & Williamson, makers of the Kool brand of cigarettes. Attorney Generals in various states including Illinois… Read more »



DMC Finalists Compete For U.S. Title

The DMC 2004 U.S. finals will take place in August with 22 hopeful DJ’s across the country battling for the U.S. title. The all ages event takes place on August 7 at the Henry Fonda theater in Los Angeles, California and the winner will move on to the world finals in London in September DMC’s… Read more »



No Gray Area

Artist: White BoyTitle: No Gray AreaRating: 2 1/2 StarsReviewed by: Paine Milkbone was a somewhat cool name in its time. Yeah, it dealt with the obvious. Granted, that was 1995. A decade later, any rapper calling himself White Boy is creating an elevation to the treadmill of the industry (I mean did Black Child ever… Read more »



Rasco: Unassisted

One of the fiercest MC’s to ever grip the microphone is the Soul Father Rasco. The beautiful mind who is often quoted for his line, “My mind shines harder than your chain” has been grinding away for a decade, and been making records for over half. One of the leaders in the Bay Area movement,… Read more »



Cam’ron Creates Diplomats Hat

Cam’ron, CEO and chief lyricist of Diplomat Records, has designed his own signature baseball hat for New Era’s 59Fifty “Capture the Flag” limited-edition hat series. With this feat, he joins the ranks of Roger Clemens, Fabolous and Bobbito as the fifth time a celebrity has crafted a 59Fifty cap. Of course the hat represents Cam’ron… Read more »



Common: When War Meets Peace

While most artist decide to dedicate 16 bars to Jacob’s pricey jewels or whatever reality lies in the street, Common reflects a more socially aware side of Hip-Hop.  Drawing from a more organic blend and shunning conformity, The Chicago native has carved his own niche – even if it causes critical chatter.  Obviously, being different… Read more »