Get Ready For A.O.L.

According to rap pioneer Kurtis Blow, he and Grandmaster Flash have co-founded A.O.L. (the Alliance Of Legends), which boasts membership from Kool Herc, DJ Hollywood, Kool DJ Red Alert, Afrika Bambatta and Grandmaster Flash, the one who conceived the original idea. The pioneers aim to maintain the spirit of old school while making positive changes. […]

Twista: Settlement Reached

Twista is sequestered in Atlanta, where he is recording a third solo album after settling a copyright infringement lawsuit with parties that included his former label Creator’s Way Associated Labels. His solo deal with Atlantic Records is estimated to be approximately $6 million. According to highly placed sources in the Chicago rapper’s Legit Ballin’ Records […]

Lawsuit Filed Against Slip-N-Slide

A woman in Maryland has filed a class action lawsuit A Maryland mother has filed a class action lawsuit against AOL-Time Warner, Atlantic Records and Slip-N-Slide Records, the home of Miami’s Trina, Trick Daddy and The Iconz. The lawsuit comes after the woman bought a clean version of Trick Daddy’s latest release, Thugs Are Us […]

Beanie Sigel Continues

Beanie Sigel has stepped in the world of acting, working on a film titled "Paper Soldiers." The movie, which stars Beans, Kevin Hart, Smokey, Capone and Noreaga and Miss Jones, is being directed by Damon Dash and Dave Daniels. The flick is currently being shot on location in New Jersey. Don’t think that Beans is […]

Lawsuit Against Juvenile Dropped

A lawsuit against Juvenile, has been dropped. The lawsuit, filed earlier this year by the community association of the exclusive gated neighborhood of Woodville, in the city of Mandeville, LA charged Juvenile with leaving his tour bus parked on a narrow street. Members of the community were seeking to get him to move the bus. […]

Jay-Z’s Gun Trial Delayed

Jay-Z‘s gun possession case has been pushed back to October 16th a judge ruled yesterday (June 26th). The arrest of the high profile artist brought light to the fact that the NYPD had developed what they called a "Rap Patrol," to watch rappers at their favorite hangouts. The reason for the delay is attributed to […]

Los Marijuanos: What’s In A Name?

Chicagoland’s premier chicano rap group Los Marijuanos have enjoyed a close relationship with its Los Angeles area contemporaries in the Cypress Hill camp for several years. Dating back to the late 1990’s, Cypress Hill’s admiration was apparently so deep for Los Marijuanos that a live band the Cypress Hill rappers are members of appropriated the […]

Should I Retire??

If you heard Skillz (Mad Skillz) was dropped from Rawkus Records, you were the victim of a prank from Skillz himself. He played the prank via his website, flavatown.com, so his label could see firsthand his popularity. "They gotta realize what they got," he told allhiphop.com. "The internet is some powerful s###." The untitled album […]

AZ Is More Than A Rapper

Much of AZ‘s rhyme and reason is concerned with paper chasing, but the New York City-based Dominican-American mic-controller less conspicuously kindles an interest in fossil relics, artifacts,and monuments. "I’m very interested in archaeology, especially Egyptology, stuff like that," AZ told Allhiphop.com during a meet-and-greet reception. Chicagoland’s music industry rank and file showed up at The […]

Shyne Gets 10 Years in Rykers

Shyne was sentence to 10 years in Rykers after being convicted for a December 1999 shooting. Convicted in March, Shyne admitted to having a gun yet maintained he didn’t shoot anyone. According to MTV, Shyne said, "I’m (appealing) for mercy (and for the court) not to waste my life." Since entering jail, Shyne has started […]

Exclusive: Twista’s LP Held Up

Copyright infringement lawsuits filed by Twista’s old label Creator’s Way Associated Labels and Atlantic and bankruptcy proceedings he is pursuing in Manhattan courts are stalling his plans to wrap up signing a solo album deal with Atlantic. At least one of the plaintiffs are seeking damages from Twista on grounds that he bootlegged their music […]

DMX To Star In New Flick

DMX and movie producer Joel Silver will team up again, to work on an untitled movie, based on a 1931 German crime thriller. Joel Silver, who produced the action films "Exit Wounds" and "Romeo Must Die," has nothing but love for DMX.”I love working with him, He’s a real magical guy,” Joel Silver commented. “He […]

MTV Agrees To Air D-12 Video

MTV, who had originally banned D-12‘s video "Purple Hills," has agreed to start airing the video. After negotiations with Eminem’s Shady Records, MTV will air the video, but only during the overnight hours. The network will begin showing the video next week. The video has already been aired on BET, which is also owned by […]

Jay-Z, Jacko & Prodigy

Jay-Z had a few surprises when he took center stage at New York City radio station Hot 97’s Summer Jam. The sold out show, which took place in Long Island New York at the Nassau Coliseum, saw performances from Jadakiss, Eve, Destiny’s Child (who were practically booed off the stage again), Ja Rule, Nelly, Outkast […]

Jigga, Jacko & Prodigy

Jay-Z had a few surprises when he took center stage at New York City radio station Hot 97’s Summer Jam. The sold out show, which took place in Long Island New York at the Nassau Coliseum, saw performances from Jadakiss, Eve, Destiny’s Child (who were practically booed off the stage again), Ja Rule, Nelly, Outkast […]