Help South African Hip-Hop

HIP-HOP JAM IN SOUTH AFRICA NEEDS YOUR HELP On November 26th through December 12th, South Africa will be hosting "African Battle Cry", a hip-hop/youth expo in Cape Town. During these seventeen days, workshops, concerts, panel discussions about the music industry, and competitions will be held. Everything will be centered on the four elements of hip-hop […]

The Iceman Speaketh

Ice T spoke out at the WebNoize 99 internet music convention in LA last week, talking about major labels. Ice was keynote speaker on the "Voice of the Creator" panel. He said: "They (Major labels) sign you up, turn you out, and keep most of your money." Artists who choose to sell their albums on […]

Run DMC Enlists Help

Lord Finesse, Fat Joes, Nas, Method Man, Slick Rick and Aerosmith are going to be on the new Run DMC album that is to be released this fall on the new Profile/Arista imprint. They are also scheduled to do a cut with the hot rock group, Sugar Ray. The album is titled Crown Royal. Looks […]

Ol Dirty Busted

We all knew Ol Dirty has been too quiet lately, so of course he is back in the news. Ol’ Dirty Bastard was arrested Saturday for the ninth time in just over a year for possesion of crack and weed. Police said Dirt had 20 bags of crack and an envelope of weed in his […]

Rza Scores Ghost Dog

If any of yall peeped out The BlairWitch Project, you probably caught the trailer for a new movie called Ghost Dog in which Forest Whitaker (of all people) plays an action hero. The RZA did the soundtrack and the score for the movie, which will drop November 9th on his label, Razor Sharp. The RZA […]

Rahzel And Erykah Badu Team Up

Rahzel and Erykah Badu have teamed up for a cut on Erykah’s sophomore album. The song, which was originally an interlude for Razhel’s freshman solo score, is her first release off her forthcoming sophomore album. Word has it Erykah will appear on the CD single cover with her four front teeth covered in gold spelling […]

Tim Westwood Shot In Drive By

Tim Westwood, the UK Hip-Hop DJ was wounded in a drive-by shooting. When Westwood was leaving an event in South London, a motorcycle carrying two males pulled up to his Range Rover and fired a number of shots into the vehicle. Tow other passengers were wounded. The bullet entered and exited Westwood’s arm, and into […]

ANTRA To Be Distributed By Artemis

ANTRA Music Group announced Thursday it has entered into a distribution agreement with Artemis Records, which in turn is distributed by RED, a division of Sony. Artemis is headed by Danny Goldberg who is one of the leading executives in the recording industry. According to Joseph Marrone the reason for the signing with Artemis was […]

Rock Steady To Celebrate

The annual Rock Steady Crew celebration will take place in New York City for 3 days (July 23-25), and will feature breakers, emcees, and DJ’s. Slated for performance are: Afu-Ra, Rahzel, Big Daddy Kane, The Arsonists, Tony Touch, The Beatnuts, Inspectah Deck, Tash, Natural Elements, Evil Dee and more. There will be a free concert […]

Jay-Z Parties For The 4th

Word has it that Jay Z had an off the hook party over the 4th Holiday. A couple hundred people showed up, including Sandra Bullock (?), Puff Daddy, Busta Rhymes, and Lyor Cohen. According to Blaze, Jay’s new summer home houses steam and massage rooms, a sauna, a tanning salon, indoor and outdoor pools, and […]

Puff Settles With Steve Stoute

Puffy Combs has reached an out-of-court settlement with Steve Stoute, the record executive who accused the rapper/producer and two bodyguards of barging into his New York office April and beating him with various objects (a champagne bottle, a chair and a telephone). The New York Daily News reports that Combs will pay Steve Stoute "producer […]

Master P To Wrestle

Master P gets larger and larger. Peeps at the WCW informed that one of the most successful rappers in the history of the genre — in 1998, he was the 11th highest grossing entertainer in the world — has signed a one-year contract to perform at multiple WCW events. WCW also snatched up Philly […]

Master P Debuts On WCW

Master P made his debut in the WCW last night on the Great American Bash Pay Per View special. P made his way out to DJ Ran bumpin one of his more popular songs (which I can’t remember–they all sound the same to me..). Mr. Perfect and Bobby Duncam Jr. were scheduled to fight Ray […]