Benzino Pleads Innocent

Ray "Benzino" Scott, co-owner of The Source, has pleaded innocent to to 9 charges levied against him by the Miami Beach Police Department. Benzino was arrested after officers allegedly caught him speeding. Benzino will be arraigned October 1st, before Circuit Judge Gill Freeman. As we reported after The Source Awards, Benzino was arrested after he […]

LL In Negotiations For New Film

LL Cool J is in negotiations to star in the action-thriller feature "Mindhunters" for director Renny Harlin. Production is slated to begin in November in the Netherlands. The project will reunite the rapper-actor and the director, who worked together on the 1999 Warner Bros. feature "Deep Blue Sea." The film’s plot revolves around the FBI’s […]

Kane & Abel Sentenced

Kane & Abel, once part of Master P’s No Limit empire, were sentenced to three years in Federal prison on Wednesday. A U.S. District Court Judge accepted the rappers’ plea last year, in which Kane & Abel admitted to lying to Federal Agents about jailed New Orlean’s murderer and drug kingpin Richard Pena. The Judge […]

DJ Enuff Readies New Mix CD

Every afternoon,"Rush Hour" in New York City turns into a house party. From open windows in Jeeps, Land Cruisers, Escalades and hoopdees across the 5 boroughs, the tastiest and hottest in hip-hop – deftly cut and mixed club-style ­ blazes into the afternoon air. It¹s five o¹clock, the country¹s premier urban radio station – HOT […]

Pras Links With Disney

Pras of The Fugees recently sold a comedy pitch to Walt Disney, for an estimated high six figures. Pras will also star as the main character in the comedy, tentatively titled "Indiana Jackson." The flick revolves around baller Jackson, who travels to Ethiopia to help find a priceless antiquity. A female lead has yet to […]

Wyclef Jean’s Father Killed

Wyclef Jean‘s father, The Reverend Gesner Jean, was killed yesterday in a freak accident. The elder Jean was pinned against his garage door by an unoccupied 1991 Bentley owned by Clef. Police in South Orange were called to The Reverend’s house at 7:32 p.m., after Wyclef’s sister, Melky, heard a noise in the family’s garage. […]

Poetic Memorial In New York

A small group of about 30 well wishers converged at the Riverside Church in Harlem to pay their last respects to Anthony "Poetic" Berkley, rapper with the Gravediggaz. While Poetic died on Sunday, July 15, 2001 in California after a two-year battle with metastatic colon cancer, his wife, Dee decided to have a memorial service […]

Artists Outraged At Star Of Hot 97

Star, drew the wrath of Jay-Z and Q-Tip, after the self proclaimed "hater" of New York’s Hot 97 poked fun at Aaliyah’s plane crash, which took the young singer’s life. Star was giving the address to send Aaliyah’s relative’s flowers, while dubbing in sound effects of plane crashes and people screaming. Most people did not […]

Beans Says Beef Isn’t Squashed

It seems that despite efforts from Russell Simmons himself, the beef between Beanie Sigel and Jadakiss continues. After the two artists met in an undisclosed Harlem location and supposedly worked out their problems, Beanie Sigel said otherwise on Philly radio station Power 99fm. Beanie called Power99 and said that he beef wasn’t squashed for several […]