ODB Out Of Jail, GZA Speaks

Wu-Tang Clan member Ol’ Dirty Bastard has been released from an upstate New York prison. According to sources Ol’ Dirty is being held in a New York area mental facility after he was deemed unsafe to the public. Fellow Clan members remained optimistic that Ol’ Dirty would be released as early as July. “It’s good […]

Jay-Z To Be Honored

IJay-Z will be honored along with Jive Records President Barry Weiss tomorrow, April 2. The two mogul’s will be honored by the Foundation For Ethnic Understanding at the home of songwriter Denise Rich. The award comes for promoting diversity in the workplace. The Foundation For Ethnic Understanding is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to […]

Outkast Drops Bombs On Tennis Court

Jennifer Capriati gave Outkast some shine before her match at the Nasdaq-100 Open. The tennis star played 1999’s "Bomb’s Over Baghdad," before her match. Capriati said that she played the song to show solidarity with troops fighting in Iraq. The song was reluctantly previewed by stadium court producer Bob Ruf. After Ruf previewed the song […]

Eightball & MJG Sue Suave House, Koch

Eightball and MJG have filed a lawsuit against Tony Draper’s Suave House Inc. and Koch Entertainment, claiming upcoming releases are in violation of a settlement the group entered into with Suave House. According to the suit, the settlement was reached to resolve a dispute over master sound recordings that Eightball and MJG claimed non-payment of […]

Russell Simmons Launches New Pre-Paid Visa Card

Russell Simmons has launched UniRush Financial Services, a new joint venture between Simmons’ Rush Communications and Unifund Corporation, a leading leading buyer and seller of distressed debt and will launch the Rush Prepaid Visa Card. The new Rush Visa card will target people who don’t have checking accounts or relationships with traditional banking institutions. "Nearly […]

D&D Selling Studio Equipment

D&D Studios will be selling off their studio equipment next week. Starting March 31, the sale will run until April 4. Speakers, mixing boards, turntables, plaques and more will be sold off during the five day sale. For an extensive item list, contact:l 718-388-8073 or email: dndrecords2003@hotmail.com On March 1, the studio that such producers […]

Lyor Cohen And Def Jam Found Liable

On Friday (March 21), an 8 person jury in Manhattan federal court found Lyor Cohen, the Chairman of Island/Def Jam Music Group personally liable for fraud, willful copyright infringement, and wrongful interference with contract. The verdict stemmed from a lawsuit filed by TVT Records over an album by Cash Money Cliq. TVT claimed that Cohen […]

Fabolous Arrested For Third Time

Fabolous was arrested for possession of a loaded semi-automatic firearm yesterday (March 24), according to police reports. This arrest marks the rapper’s third altercation in 2003. Fabolous, born John Jackson, reportedly attempted to perform at New York Club Webster Hall last night when club bouncers found a gun on the entertainer’s bodyguard during a routine […]

MTV Bans ‘Violent’ Videos

MTV has banned music videos it deems to be violent for the duration of the US led military campaign against Iraq. Attempting to reciprocate the somber mood of their audience, MTV executives told World Entertainment News Network that “videos with words such as ‘bomb,’ ‘missile,’ ‘war’ or other sensitive words in the artist on song […]

Eve Teams With Reebok For New Ads

Reebok has tapped Eve to appear in two print advertisements promoting the Classic Oryx and the Classic Gold Medallist. In addition to the "Blonde Bombshell" print advertisements, Eve will team with Fabolous to perform an original :30 spot about Reebok Classic sneakers. The commercials features Eve and Fabolous emerging from TV monitors at Foot Locker […]