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AP Seeking Legal Action In False R. Kelly Story

The Associated Press is reportedly seeking legal action against the unidentified authors of a false story incriminating R&B superstar R. Kelly, AP representatives said. The AP’s legal department is investigating the origin of the website that first ran a false story alleging that R. Kelly made sexual advances to Shia “Shi Shi” Douglas, the younger… Read more »



Pras Snags Rights To Iceberg Slim’s ‘Pimp’

In addition to plotting a reunion with The Fugees, rapper Pras has snagged the rights to produce the story of legendary author Robert “Iceberg Slim” Beck. The film will be an adaptation of Iceberg Slim’s book “Pimp: The Story of My Life,” which was originally released in 1969. The movie was originally set to star… Read more »



Luke Campbell Opening ‘Luke’s Cabaret’ Gentleman’s Clubs

Luther “Luke” Campbell is opening what he hopes will be the first national “urban” strip club franchise, Luke’s Cabaret. Luke will combine his name and entertainment connections with an upscale gentleman’s club that will target successful and affluent African-American and Latino Males. “I am going to be highly involved in the management of these clubs-… Read more »



A Critique: Jay-Z’s “Fade to Black”

Under the Paramount Classics banner, "Fade to Black" unspooled before me as I remembered Jay-Z’s previous documentary "classic," an execrable piece of immature backstage concert antics named, well, "Backstage." Imagine my shock and pure joy when "Fade to Black," through fits and starts, eventually emerges to live up to the lofty title of its studio… Read more »



Akademiks Ads Pulled In New York

The Hip-Hop clothing line Akademiks is causing controversy in New York over their racy poster ads that state: “Read Books, Get Brain.”Enraged New York City transit officials are taking action, vowing to pull the ads from city buses.”Get Brain” is slang for oral sex and the ad deliberatly played on the meaning.Akademiks’ ad designer Anthony… Read more »



R. Kelly Doesn’t Perform At NY Concert, Jay-Z Airs It Out

Friday, the private problems between Jay-Z and R.Kelly bubbled over publicly as Kelly abruptly left the highly touted hometown Best of Both Worlds tour date at Madison Square Garden in New York City. According to Kelly’s publicist, Kelly and two bodyguards was pepper sprayed by members of Jay-Z’s entourage, forcing him to go to the… Read more »



AHH Stray News: Canibus, Stimuli, Vi, Joe Budden

In an interview with radio personality, Angie Martinez, Wyclef recently announced that he and former protégée Canibus had mended their past beef. He told Martinez, “I reached out to him. There was some unfinished business in the street. The good thing about it is all beef is squashed between Clef and Canibus. Me and Canibus… Read more »



Guerilla Black: On the Stand

There are not many rappers that release their debut albums under a dark clouded sea of controversy. Guerilla Black is one of those rare artists, but he is obviously not concerned by the extra attention. In fact, it is his full intent to use the negativity and spin it into a positive sales and marketing… Read more »



Michael Eric Dyson: Politic Ditto

It appears that this election year the actions of our President and the current world situation have energized everyone, even the usually apathetic, to become involved in the political equation. Whether you disagree or agree with our Presidents decisions in the last four years, our country is collectively galvanized to express their political voice, especially… Read more »



Foxy Brown Signs With S.Carter Records

Rapper Foxy Brown has signed a deal with Jay-Z’s new label, S. Carter Records. A source revealed that the deal has not been officially announced, because Carter has not settled on a distribution deal for his new imprint. “Lyor [Cohen] was with Jay-Z in Chicago on tour and LA Reid was with him soon after,”… Read more »



Phonte And Nicolay Hooking Up Again

With their debut album, Connected, hitting shelves only a few weeks ago, the members of Foreign Exchange, Phonte of Little Brother and producer Nicolay, aren’t waiting very long for their next collaboration. “We’re working together again on this singer’s project named Darien Brockington,” Phonte told from his home in North Carolina. Many fans of… Read more »



Driver Suffered From Fatigue In Twista Crash

The driver of a van that crashed and injured Chicago rapper Twista and killed his bodyguard will not be charged with any crimes, according to reports. The accident happened early morning on September 7th, on Interstate 90 close to the Pennsylvania/Ohio border. Twista and five others were heading to Chicago from Syracuse, New York, after… Read more »



North by Northwest

Artist: SoulSticeTitle: North by NorthwestRating: 3 1/2 StarsReviewed by: Bill Low-Key Heinzelman With the windy city producing some of the best material these days, it’s only right that it is home to one of Hip-Hop’s best kept secrets, SoulStice. The Chi-town emcee started out as most emcees do, by rocking local parties and events to… Read more »



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 »