C-Murder To Plead Not Guilty

Cory "C-Murder" Miller will plead not guilty to allegations of 2nd degree murder. C-Murder claims he is a victim of mistaken identity in a Jan. 12th shooting that left a 16 year-old dead. The murder charges have not been filed as The Jefferson Parish, Louisiana D.A. reviews the case. He is incarcerated on unrelated charges […]

RIAA Goes After Other Companies

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has gone from legally attacking small bootleggers to currently striking a blow to the massive communications conglomerate Verizon. In a landmark decision a judge recently ruled in favor of the RIAA, a watchdog group for record labels, where Verizon must hand over the name of a single person […]

New Eazy E EP On The Way

Ruthless Records is set to drop a collection of unreleased songs on March 26th, by the late Eazy E, as well as a DVD. The EP, titled "The Real Godfather Of Gangsta Rap," contains 8 unreleased songs produced by longtime friend and Ruthless producer Rhythm D. The EP will be released in March 2002, coinciding […]

Jay-Z Sentenced

Jay-Z was sentenced to to three years probation on Thursday, December 6th for the 1999 stabbing of Lance "Un" Rivera at the Kit Kat Klub. Jay-Z plead guilty to the stabbing in October. Persecutors were frustrated when Rivera stopped cooperating, after he received $600,000 in an out of court civil settlement with Jigga. "If you […]

Hip-Hop Summit Action Network Defends Hip-Hop On Capitol Hill

The Hip-Hop Summit Action Network took to Capitol Hill on yesterday (Wednesday Dec. 6th) to question findings in the recently released by the Federal Trade Commissions study on the entertainment industry’s marketing practices. Minister Benjamin Chavis Muhammad, CEO of The Hip-Hop Summit Action likened the commissions findings to racial profiling. Minister Muhammad and Ed Towns, […]

St; Lunatics Hit Platinum

Universal Records rap group the St. Lunatics have gone platinum, with their debut album Free City, signifying sales of more than one million copies. Free City debuted in the # 3 position the Billboard 200 this past summer. Comprised of Ali, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee, Nelly and the group’s silent hypeman Slo Down, the ST. LUNATICS’ […]

St. Lunatics Hit Platinum

Universal Records rap group the St. Lunatics have gone platinum, with their debut album Free City, signifying sales of more than one million copies. Free City debuted in the # 3 position the Billboard 200 this past summer. Comprised of Ali, Kyjuan, Murphy Lee, Nelly and the group’s silent hypeman Slo Down, the ST. LUNATICS’ […]