KRS-ONE Responds to Nelly

Blastmaster KRS-ONE denies that he was singling out Nelly in his song “Clear Em Out.” In a prepared statement, KRS-ONE makes his position clear even though he acknowledges Nelly has a dis-reply already on the market. The statement reads as follows: Last summer a producer and friend asked me to spit some lyrics on a […]

Ice-T Narrates MTV Documentary

Ice-T will narrate MTV’s "Back To The Hood Again," which is a follow up documentary to 1992’s "Straight From The Hood," which interviewed people on the streets of Los Angeles after the deadly race riots. The new documentary returns a decade later, which speaks to young people that survived the riots, which were the most […]

B-Boy/B-Girl Summit Coming

The B-Boy Summit, now in its 8th year and one of the largest and most respected in America is preparing it’s annual networking conference. Running June 28-30, 2002, it showcases new talent in dance (breaking, poppin, locking, boogaloo, freestyle), Art (Fashion, Aerosol murals, blackboo, video and computer technology, print), Music (Deejay culture, breaks, hip-hop, club […]

Sticky Fingaz Keeps Acting

Onyx member Sticky Fingaz has joined the cast of “Empire,” a series being developed by HBO. “Empire,” focuses on two brothers who own a “hip-hop entertainment empire,” and shows their rise in the business and the struggles they encounter. The series is created and directed by Sofia Coppola, daughter of famed producer/director Francis Ford Coppola.

Master P Stalker Arrested

A man , described by Master P as a “stalker,” was arrested in Los Angeles on April 17 and charged with trespassing and criminal threats. According to P’s publicist, the man Antwan Baker, threatened P while he visited his attorney in LA. P said Baker began speaking incoherently and told him that he changed his […]

Executive Beef?

According to sources, bad blood may be flowing between Sean “P.Diddy” Combs and the Chairman of Island Music, Lyor Cohen. It seems the problems started when Cohen signed one of Bad Boy’s biggest act’s, 112 to Island/Def Jam. The signing, which Puff referred to as “a betrayal,” seems to have been the first in what […]

High Times Makes Great Music

From Redman to Cypress Hill and many artists in between, rap music and marijuana have always been close friends and now High Times magazine makes huge the leap into hip-hop music. With THC (The Hip-Hop Collection) Vol.1, the magazine harnesses the power of the plant and its 500, 000 readers to assemble some of the […]

Mystik Journeymen Prepare 4th Album

Mystik Journeymen, who have just come off a 55 city tour with Tha Liks, are preparing to drop their fourth album, Magic, on Outhouse/Revenge Entertainment. Corey Johnson aka Sunspot Jonz and Tommy Woolfolk AKA PSC aim to inspire people to pursue their dreams on this album. The album reflects their personal struggle and the politics […]

Swollen Members Win Juno Award

Vancouver, Canada based hip-hop group Swollen Members‘ won Canada’s equivalent of a Grammy for their second album, Bad Dreams on Sunday April 14th. The album, which is certified gold in Canada, took home the award for Best Rap Recording, edging out Solitair’s Easy To Slip, Ghetto Concept’s Still Too Much, Jeleestone’s Jeleestone 13 and Kardinal […]