L-Boogie Receives 10 Nominations

L-Boogie has received 10 Grammy Award nominations Tuesday as women dominated several categories typically ruled by men. “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill,” will compete against a nearly all-female field — including Madonna, Sheryl Crow and Shania Twain — for album of the year. Hill was also nominated in the best new artist, pop, R&B, rap […]

Beastie Boys To Launch Tour

The Beastie Boys will launch their 1999 tour February 2nd in Japan, performing for a month of Asian, Australian and New Zealand dates. In April they will start a month long European stretch that will start in Germany and take them through northern Europe and the UK before coming back to finish in Germany. They […]

Wu-Tang Members Branch Out

Members of the Wu Tang Clan are looking to expand their horizons into film, devoting time to two independent pictures. Method Man will play the lead in the upcoming movie Bundy, the story of a deaf-mute who unwittingly becomes a drug courier between rival gangs. RZA has been tapped to produce the soundtrack. Word has […]

Rappers Unbound

Chuck D of Public Enemy, Ras Kass, Black Thought of the Roots and Dres are among the growing list of rappers who will assemble at Sony Music Studios in New York to record a cut for Unbound. The forthcoming CD which will benefit the defense fund of death-row inmate, journalist and activist Mumia Abu-Jamal. This […]

Master P Is Balling

This Friday Master P will make his debut as a minor league basketball player. He recently signed with the Fort Wayne Fury for the next five months. The team is a CBA basketball team (Continental Basketball League), and P will play against the Connecticut Pride, in Hartford. At least there will be some type of […]

Makhendlas Commits Suicide

Makhendlas, who’s real name is Oupa Makofate shot himself in the head Saturday October 31st. Kwaito, which is a rap derived South African form of music blends Hip-Hop Rave and R&B, and has taken off since the fall of Apartheid. Apparently, he was upset that he shot and wounded an abusive concert goer at a […]

Coolio To Face Charges

Coolio was in Germany on Thanksgiving to face charges of assault and robbery. You may recall last November when Coolio was over in Germany, a shop owner accused the artist of whuppin some ass, assaulting a female employee and stealing clothes from the store. He was greeted by fans as he made an appearance in […]

KRS-One Lands A&R Gig

KRS-One, has a new job title. He is the new Vice President of A&R for Reprise Records, who must be trying to increase their share of the Hip-Hop market. His new office is in Burbank California. He started two weeks ago and reports to David Kahne, senior VP of A&R at Reprise, and he will […]

Ol Dirty Court Case Switched

Ol Dirty’s court case has been switched, due to scheduling conflicts. The date has been pushed from October 27th to Nov. 17. Kevin Barnes, who is Ol Dirt’s lawyer, had a scheduling conflict with another client, and filed the motion to have the date rescheduled in Beverly Hills. Ol Dirty has pleaded not guilty to […]

Jeru Shopping Material

Have you been wondering the where abouts of Jeru The Damaja lately? Well, aside from the newly formed group, Psychic Union, sources tell us he was seen at Rawkus Records shopping his material around. He also took over the production tasks that Primo once held, and he also drew up a fifteen page marketing plan […]

Keith Murray Calls In

Keith Murray has been heard…He called into Buc-Wild and Star’s Player Hater Line. No one had heard from him for the past month, when he went AWOL instead of showing up to prison to start a three year bid. When he didn’t show, the same judge ordered him re-arrested, and set his bail at $2 […]

Profile Bought By Arista

Pioneering Hip-Hop label Profile Records has been snatched up by Major Label Arista Records. Profile’s first record was It’s Like That from Run-D.M.C., which was also the first gold album from a Hip-Hop group. This deal should be good for some of the groups signings, which include Camp Lo, DJ Quik, and one of Quik’s […]