Rodney King, The Rapper

On Thursday (June 19) Rodney King, pleaded innocent to three misdemeanor charges filed against him, after he slammed his SUV into a utility pole. He also took the time to reveal that he was working on his autobiography and a rap album. King said that his rap album is titled Rodney King, The Living Legend. […]

Ice-T And Body Count Hit The Road

Ice-T and his recently reactivated controversial group Body Count are embarking on the "Kill Em All Tour," set to kick off July 8th in Ventura, California. The 19 date tour will wind down July 30 in Columbus, Ohio. As previously reported on, Ice-T reformed the controversial band after the death of two founding members […]

LL Cool J On Board For “Slow Burn”

Multi-platinum rapper LL Cool J will star opposite Ray Liotta and Jolene Blalock in the independent movie, "Slow Burn," which is currently in development. According to the Hollywood Reporter, LL will star in the movie that pits a lawyer (Liotta) against an attractive assistant district attorney (Blalock) and an "enigmatic stranger," played by LL. The […]

Nas On Board For Antigun PSA’s

Nas and R&B group members Jagged Edge have signed on to promote antigun PSA’s for the state of Connecticut, as part of the Bush Administration’s Project Safe Neighborhoods. The project aims at getting guns off the streets of neighborhoods plagued by violence. During the first year, there was a 30 percent increase in federal firearm […]

AOL Time Warner To Honor Russell Simmons

Fresh on the heels of snagging a Tony for his award winning production, "Russell Simmons Presents Def Poetry," Russell Simmons will be honored with the Time Warner Innovator Award. Simmons is being honored by the conglomerate for his various business dealings, as well as his charitable organizations, mainly Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation and the Hip-Hop […]

Dame Dash Launches Roc Music

Rell and Anthony Allen will embark on a 7 city tour sponsored by Remy Martin, to celebrate the launch of Roc Music, Dame Dash and Jay-Z’s latest musical venture designed to show case R&B, Alternative, Pop and Rock music. "Damon and Jay started Roc Music as a label for music other than hip-hop. Roc-A-Fella Records […]

Angie Martinez Gives Birth

Rapper and NY radio personality Angie Martinez gave birth to a healthy baby boy yesterday. Niko Ruffin, weighed in at 9 pounds & is 21 inches tall. "This is my second child, I’ma have two boys," an excited Nokio told shortly before the child was born. Niko is the couple’s first child. Martinez has […]