Hip-Hop Summit Coming To Birmingham, Alabama

Russell Simmons’ Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HHSAN) will host a summit August 1-3 in Birmingham, Alabama, during the 13th annual Birmingham Heritage Festival. Rev. Run, Lil Wayne, Floetry, David Banner, Lil Flip, The Big Tymers, Lil Jon & The Eastside Boys and others are all confirmed to attend. Panel discussions on financial education, community development, […]

Rakim Leaves Aftermath Entertainment

Legendary rapper Rakim has split with Dr. Dre’s Aftermath Entertainment record label, due to what Rakim’s management deemed "creative differences." "Rakim and Aftermath have mutually decided to part ways," Rakim’s manager Zach Katz told AllHipHop.com. "Rakim is presently in talks with three powerhouse record companies." Recently at the BET Awards, Rakim presented with Baby from […]

Virgin CEO Dresses Up As Eminem

Sir Richard Branson, boss of the Virgin empire is looking to expand his aviation business into the United States, he announced today. And what did he do to ensure maximum publicity for his announcement? He dressed up as Eminem. The 53 year old tycoon, whose empire spans around the globe and includes Virgin Records, the […]

Jean Grae Readies Album With Babygrande

New York lyricist Jean Grae has signed with indie Babygrande to release her second LP, Veteran’s Day. “I’m ready, [but] still humble,” She told AllHipHop.com. “I’ll start battling people real soon again.” The underground community received a creative smack in when Grae released Attack of the Attacking Things, her critically acclaimed CD. However, didn’t she […]

Ruff Ryders Cuts Deal With Virgin

Ruff Ryders has inked a deal with Virgin Records where the Yonkers-based company will recruit artists and release future compilations through the union. Still, DMX will remain at Def Jam records and Eve, the Lox, Jadakiss and Styles will stay at their Interscope Records. Drag-On will release his second LP, Hell And Back, on Sept […]