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Twista Rocks NYC, Earns Roc-A-Fella Chain

Dame Dash made a surprise appearance at New York club S.O.B.’s during a performance by Chicago native Twista.Dash bestowed upon the rapper a platinum and diamond Roc-A-Fella Records necklace.The performance took place last night (January 21) as part of and S.O.B.’s ongoing “Plain Rap” concert series.While the chain giving is a symbolic gesture that… Read more »



Twista: Back For The First Time

In Webster’s Dictionary, a “kamikaze” is described as “an extremely reckless person who seems to court death.” If you listen to Twista spit his trademark voracious lyrics in his usual reckless, yet precise manner, you would know his career is nowhere near death. In fact, with the release of his long-awaited album, Kamikaze, scheduled to… Read more »



Chingy, Ludacris, I-20 Hit The Road

Disturbing Tha Peace crew members Chingy, Ludacris and I-20 will embark on a 27-city tour, which kicks off February 16.The tour kicks off at Oregon’s PDX Ballroom and winds down in Las Vegas at the House of Blues.In related news, Chingy wrapped the video for “One Call Away,” the third single from his double platinum… Read more »



Kanye West Dominates Rap Chart

As 26-year-old Kanye West prepares his highly anticipated debut, College Dropout, the producer and rapper is already dominating the charts.The Kanye West produced song “You Don’t Know My Name” By Alicia Keys occupies the #1 position on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart.In addition to Key’s massive hit, “Slow Jamz” by fellow Chicago natives… Read more »



Killah Priest Clears Album Confusion

Wu-Tang member Killah Priest cleared confusion surrounding his upcoming recording projects.On a website purporting to be the official Wu-Tang site, an article was printed claiming the rapper was seeking pre-orders to record his new untitled album.”That article is completely untrue,” Priest told “I am in the process of contacting the website in order… Read more »



Fred “Rerun” Berry Passes At Age 52

Fred "Rerun" Berry, star of the hit 70’s situation comedy "What’s Happening!" has passed away at age 52, apparently by natural causes. Friends said that Berry had been in ill health and the legendary actor/dancer had recently suffered a stroke. "What’s Happening!" ran from 1976-1979 and was based on Eric Monte’s 1975 smash movie, "Coolie… Read more »



Eminem Book And Artwork On The Way

A new book on rapper Eminem has hit the stores, titled “White Noise: The Eminem Collection.”The book focus isn’t about Eminem as much as it is about what others have written about him.The book takes excerpts from newspaper articles and websites, in an attempt to show his influence on American culture.The book examines all sides… Read more »



Michael Jackson’s Tragedy

With Michael Jackson’s arrest and indictment on charges of child molestation, the American public is now being subjected to the latest scandal involving celebrities and sex. The various media outlets have yet another opportunity to indulge in their customary feeding frenzy, to compete for the latest rumor, innuendo and salacious detail. We are guaranteed the… Read more »



Sears Gets Down With “Hip-Hop Inspired” Clothing

Retailing giant Sears is hoping to cash in on the popularity of “hip-hop inspired” clothing, with the launch of 50 “urban” shops located inside of the stores.Selected Sears department stores in Detroit, Los Angeles, Miami, New Jersey, Chicago, Miami, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington D.C. will carry the clothing lines in premium store… Read more »



Scratch Tour Kicks Off In San Diego

Mix Master Mike, The Original Jazzy Jay, X-ecutioners and Z-Trip kicked off the 2003 Scratch U.S. Tour last night in San Diego. Qbert will join the 17 city tour November 8th in Portland, Oregon, when the tour hits the Roseland Theater. The tour will climax in Washington, D.C. with a performance by Humanbeat box wizard,… Read more »



7-Eleven Preparing Market Test Of Pimp Juice

The Chief Executive Officer of the 7-Eleven has announced that the convenience store chain will carry Nelly’s energy drink Pimp Juice in select stores, despite being the subject of threatened boycott, due to the drink’s controversial name. "You can’t underestimate the bottom line here. The opportunity is terrific," Jim Keyes, CEO of 7-Eleven told the… Read more »



KRS Drops New Single, Disses Nelly

KRS-One has teamed with Warren G. and Japanese rapper Lil ‘ AI to drop the first single from the QD3 movie Beef. "Let’s Go (It’s A Movement") is hitting radio stations this week. A video shot by Casey Suchan is scheduled to hit BET, MTV and other outlets. “KRS is such an incredible person. I… Read more »