Puff: Platinum?

Bad Boy records is running avertisements in hip hop publications have announced that P-Diddy’s Forever LP is already double platinum. Blaze magazine reports that the RIAA, the organization that awards sales certifications, says the album has only sold 1 million copies to date. Is Puff trying to boost his album sales? In an interview with […]


Three police dogs and several Marion County, Indianapolis police officers were called in to disperse a crow of roughly 100 people and one person was arrested after a Run-DMC show was canceled. According to reports filed by the police, 22 year old Chris Seidensticker fought with employees at the 8 Seconds Saloon, located on the […]

MC Lyte And Grandmaster Flash Sign WIth Sirius Radio

Sirius Satellite Radio Inc., the digital satellite radio broadcaster, today announced exclusive associations with internationally renowned MC Lyte and Grandmaster Flash, each of whom will have an ongoing presence on Sirius’ music and talk channels. Grandmaster Flash currently serves as musical director for The Chris Rock Show, and soon begins production on a feature film […]

House Of Blues In Hot Water

House of Blues Concerts — already facing ticket-scalping allegations in the Denver area — also distributed prime tickets for its own shows to brokers in Atlanta, Dallas, San Diego and other cities, The Denver Post reported Sunday. The newspaper, quoted anonymous sources, reported that officials of the concert-promotion company even wrote instructions on House of […]

Eminem’s Grandmom Upset

Eminem has responded to his grandmom’s objections to using a recordings of his late uncle on an upcoming release. The Detroit News reported that Betty Kresin (grandma), is upset that Eminem had planned to sample from a tape that he made 13 years ago with his uncle, Ronnie Polkingharn, who died in 1991. "My grandmother […]

Atomic Pop Signs Distribution Deal

Atomic Pop has signed worldwide digital distribution deals with U.K. indie label Fire Records and hip-hop imprints GoodVibe and Rufflife, the latter the new venture by RuffHouse co-founder Chris Schwartz. The new Bahamadia record will be released under this agreement. The first Rufflife release under the agreement will be an EP entitled "Night Life" from […]

Big L Shot And Killed

Diggin In The Crates member Big L was shot and killed in Harlem NYC. He was only 24 years old. Police are still investigating a motive and suspects connected to the killing. According to Officer Theresa Farello of the New York City Police Department’s Office of Public Information, police responded to shots fired on the […]

CDnow To Sell Downloads

CDnow will began selling downloads Friday, with content supplied by amplified.com, Liquid Audio, and CDuctive.com.Prices will range from $1.49 to $3.49 per track and will be available in the Liquid Audio format. Another 50,000 songs will be offered by mid-December. The online retailer also expects to open a download boutique section by mid January. Until […]

Help South African Hip-Hop

HIP-HOP JAM IN SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS YOUR HELP On November 26th through December 12th, South Africa will be hosting "African Battle Cry", a hip-hop/youth expo in Cape Town. During these seventeen days, workshops, concerts, panel discussions about the music industry, and competitions will be held. Everything will be centered on the four elements of hip-hop […]

The Iceman Speaketh

Ice T spoke out at the WebNoize 99 internet music convention in LA last week, talking about major labels. Ice was keynote speaker on the "Voice of the Creator" panel. He said: "They (Major labels) sign you up, turn you out, and keep most of your money." Artists who choose to sell their albums on […]