Prodigy’s InfamousStores Shutdown, the website launched by Prodigy of Mobb Deep, has been shutdown by the webmaster because Prodigy’s allegedly neglected to pay the bills. According to the webmaster of the site, will be closed down until Prodigy "acts in a responsible manner to his fans." M.D Thorpe, Jr., a medical doctor who runs several web […]

BET Bought By Viacom

BET has been acquired by Viacom, the company the owns UPN, and MTV among other holdings. The deal is worth an estimated $3 Billion dollars, gives Viacom a monopoly over the music distribution in the United States, including VH1, The Box, M2, MTV, and now BET. Executive at BET claim that their programming will not […]

Urb Magazine Celebrates 10 Years

URB Magazine, America’s leading voice of independent hip-hop, electronic dance music and DJ culture, will celebrate it’s 10-year anniversary with it’s upcoming January/February 2001 issue (Issue #81, on stands January 2, 2001). To commemorate the occasion URB is planning a three-cover issue, each featuring an artist that has represented the different musical tastes that have […]

LL Cool J’s Cousin Busted

According to NY Newsday, LL’s cousin, Cynthia Cooper was charged with stealing checks sent to LL Cool J and his Camp Cool J fund. Yesterday, she was arraigned on charges that she stole more than $150,000 from the rapper and his camp sponsorship program. She pleaded not guilty to grand larceny, scheming to defraud, falsifying […]

Mase Preaching In D.C.

Former Bad Boy recording artist Mase, will be preaching tomorrow (Friday December 1st, 2000) in Washington D. C. S.A.N.E Ministries, which stands for "Saving A Nation Endangered" will present the rapper turnerd preacher delivering his message of "How God Brought Transformation To This Man..". The event starts at 7PM at Shiloh Baptist Church 1500 Washington […]

Master P Sued

Master P is being sued by a bank in Louisiana, claiming he owes $739,000 on a line of credit he secured last year. The lawsuit which was filed a couple of weeks ago, claims that P has fallen behind repaying a promissory note made in May of 1999. P owns a variety of businesses, including […]

DMX’s Manager Shot In Yonkers

DMX’s Manager, Ray Copeland, was shot in the arm Tuesday night after departing a studio in Yonkers, NY. After being treated in a local hospital, Copeland was released. While an official statement has yet to be released by DMX, anonymous sources have speculated that the shooting may be a retaliation against DMX from Ruff Ryders, […]

Eve Invades Footaction

Footaction USA has teamed up with Eve, Ruff Ryders’ award-winning rap artist, for the grand opening of the new Footaction store in Elizabeth, N.J. on November 11. Eve will sign autographs during her appearance and will give away 500 CD samplers featuring songs from her upcoming release “Scorpion.” During the grand-opening event, customers can sign […]

You Can’t Beat Em? Buy Em!

BMG is looking to consolidate and own music distribution on the internet. After snatching up CDnow and acquiring a stake in Napster, BMG is now looking to purchase and Liquid Audio. The chairman of the Ecommerce group, Andreas Schmidt, is holding preliminary talks with both groups, and is looking to form an alliance with […]

Tupac Domain Name Dispute Settled

The WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organization) handed down a ruling regarding the dispute filed by the Tupac Shakur Estate over the domains and . Judge Richard D. Faulkner of Texas, ordered the domain names stay with the current owner, R.J. Barranco. The two month dispute began when Tupac’s estate sent a cease and […]

Loud To Release Big Pun Tribute

Big Punisher died suddenly of natural causes resulting from a heart attack and respiratory failure. Though the hip-hop community lost one of it’s most promising voices, the impact of Big Pun’s legacy continues on his upcoming tribute, Endangered Species, which is to be released February 6, 2001. Loud Records readies itself to release the posthumous […]