Makhendlas Commits Suicide

Makhendlas, who’s real name is Oupa Makofate shot himself in the head Saturday October 31st. Kwaito, which is a rap derived South African form of music blends Hip-Hop Rave and R&B, and has taken off since the fall of Apartheid. Apparently, he was upset that he shot and wounded an abusive concert goer at a […]

Coolio To Face Charges

Coolio was in Germany on Thanksgiving to face charges of assault and robbery. You may recall last November when Coolio was over in Germany, a shop owner accused the artist of whuppin some a##, assaulting a female employee and stealing clothes from the store. He was greeted by fans as he made an appearance in […]

KRS-One Lands A&R Gig

KRS-One, has a new job title. He is the new Vice President of A&R for Reprise Records, who must be trying to increase their share of the Hip-Hop market. His new office is in Burbank California. He started two weeks ago and reports to David Kahne, senior VP of A&R at Reprise, and he will […]

Ol Dirty Court Case Switched

Ol Dirty’s court case has been switched, due to scheduling conflicts. The date has been pushed from October 27th to Nov. 17. Kevin Barnes, who is Ol Dirt’s lawyer, had a scheduling conflict with another client, and filed the motion to have the date rescheduled in Beverly Hills. Ol Dirty has pleaded not guilty to […]

Jeru Shopping Material

Have you been wondering the where abouts of Jeru The Damaja lately? Well, aside from the newly formed group, Psychic Union, sources tell us he was seen at Rawkus Records shopping his material around. He also took over the production tasks that Primo once held, and he also drew up a fifteen page marketing plan […]

Keith Murray Calls In

Keith Murray has been heard…He called into Buc-Wild and Star’s Player Hater Line. No one had heard from him for the past month, when he went AWOL instead of showing up to prison to start a three year bid. When he didn’t show, the same judge ordered him re-arrested, and set his bail at $2 […]

Profile Bought By Arista

Pioneering Hip-Hop label Profile Records has been snatched up by Major Label Arista Records. Profile’s first record was It’s Like That from Run-D.M.C., which was also the first gold album from a Hip-Hop group. This deal should be good for some of the groups signings, which include Camp Lo, DJ Quik, and one of Quik’s […]

Wu-Tang Hit With Lawsuit

Wu-Tang was hit with another lawsuit. This time they are accused of battery, false imprisonment, and defamation, among other allegations. The plaintiff in the lawsuit, Bridget Gray, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in California Superior Court, County of Los Angeles. Gray is suing for an incident in which she alleges that members of the Wu-Tang Clan […]

Outkast’s Aquemini Receives 5 Mics

Outkast’s new release, Aquemini (pronounced ah-qwem-in-eye) has received 5 Mics in The Source. Aquemini shipped Gold and is expected to surpass their first two releases in sales, Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik (1994) 1 million and ATLiens (1996) 1.5 million. The first single from Aquemini “Rosa Parks” was shipped to radio and is scheduled for adds Oct. 12th. The […]

Shaq Party Shot Up

Shaquille O’Neal escaped injury this past weekend, when the party he was throwing to promote his new album, was shot up. Aldo’s Nightclub was hosting a listening party, when gunfire erupted outside of the club. 7 men, aged 19-32, were taken into custody and charged with various crimes from assault with a firearm to participation […]

Did Wyclef Do It?

Rappages editors are now claiming that Wyclef Jean admitted to pulling a gun on Blaze editor Jesse Washington, in a New York studio. The Staff writer claims that Clef also said the gun was not loaded. Spokespeople at Wyclef’s management firm, Das Communications would not elaborate on this new twist to the situation, only saying […]

Q-Tip Accused Of Assault

Rapper Q-Tip of A Tribe Called Quest (who recently broke up), is the latest rapper to be accused of assault. Apparently Q-Tip who was with Leonardo DiCaprio became aggitated when the Papparazi took pictures. The victim claims that Tip roughed him up, and that he has photographs from another Papparazi, who took pictures of the […]

Wildstyle Reunion

Fab 5 Freddy recently hosted the Wildstyle Reunion party in Los Angeles, at the Hollywood Athletic Club. The reunion drew about 350 people, where they watched the pioneering movie, Wildstyle, and watched the Hip-Hop stars of the past perform. Grandmaster Flash, Busy B, and Crazy Legs from The Rocksteady Crew all performed at the event. […]