Russell Simmons’ Initiative To Bring Stars And Athletes To The Hood

Russell Simmons, Fortune 500 consultant and NYU’s Robert Wagner School of Public Service have teamed up to create The Hip-Hop Artists and Athletes Community Development Initiative. According to the New York Post, the initiative is aimed at helping stars from the rap and sports world support poor communities. The campaign received $150,000 in startup money […]

Cam And Juelz Launch New Businesses

Cam’ron and his protégée Juelz Santana are expanding their diplomatic services in the New York and Columbus, Ohio areas. Budding mogul and CEO of Diplomat Records, Cam’ron has dumped his money into Club Envy, a nightclub located Columbus, Ohio. Conversely, Harlem native Juelz Santana has finally opened Santana’s Town, a “boutique clothing store showcasing his […]

Black August Rocks Brooklyn

On August 10, the jump-off was the Brooklyn Café as the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement presented their annual Black August benefit concert featuring Erykah Badu, dead prez and the Boot Camp Clik amongst a host of other talented performers. Black August is a tradition established to honor and bring awareness to the fallen soldiers and […]

Diddy Gets Sued For $25 Million

Two men who visited P.Diddy at his Daddy’s House recording studio filed lawsuits Monday against the Bad Boy C.E.O. claiming security allegedly assaulted them, leaving one man unconscious. The two men, Damon Jackson and Thomas Guest, are suing the rap mogul for $25 million each, according to the Associated Press. They claim the assault took […]

Beanie Sigel Seeking Bail

After five weeks of being incarcerated, Beanie Sigel is seeking to be released from prison on bail. Sigel’s lawyer Fortunato N. Perri. Jr., told a Philadelphia judge yesterday that Sigel was not capable of fleeing town and skipping trial due to his fame. Perri also claimed that there was no evidence indicating that Sigel is […]

Grandmaster Flash Honored At Billboards

Grandmaster Flash and legendary soul singer Betty Wright were honored with a Founders Award at the Billboard-American Urban Radio Networks 2003 R&B Awards show this year. Wright accepted her award first, introduced by Miami’s own Trick Daddy, who was by far the best presenter of the evening. Trick bypassed the teleprompters script and introduced Wright […]