Mystikal Sued Over Cajun Sayings

Louisiana inventor Steve Winn is suing Mystikal for copyright infringement for over $1 million dollars. According to MTV, Mystikal is being sued by Steve Winn, the inventor of Cajun in Your Pocket, which is a key battery operated key chain that says six Cajun phrases when pressed. According to the lawsuit, Mystikal used the phrases […]


Ludacris Gets Snowed Out

New to this year’s Spring Massive Festival is the first ever Snowed Out All-Star Weekend April 5-7, 2002. The three-day event celebrates hip-hop, snowboarding and the fusion of these two cultures. Headlined by a concert with rapper Ludacris and a Pro Halfpipe Jam expected to include such notables as Danny Kass, J.J. Thomas, Todd Richards […]

Eve and Free Rep at V-day

Saturday March 30, at the Apollo Theatre, rappers Eve and Free will join the cast of “V-Day Harlem 2002,” an assistance program for victims of domestic violence. The two ladies of hip-hop plan to appear along side of stars like Naiomi Campbell, Faith Evans, Kim Coles, Lynn Whitfield and Rosario Dawson. Eve, who also made […]

Dr Dre to Pitch Coor’s Beer

Recently, producer Dr. Dre inked a deal with brewer Coors and will make his debut in a series of Coor’s Light beer commercials. Coor’s rep Hilary Martin said, in a statement, the company chose Dre because of his "relevance to consumers, particularly urban consumers." She also said Dre was important to the company due to […]

Chicken Soup For The Hip-Hop Soul

Chicken Soup for the Soul Enterprises, creators of the immensely popular Chicken Soup for the Soul series of books, announced their next release will be "Chicken Soup for the Hip Hop Soul ". They are currently accepting stories from writers around the world. Guidelines for the stories can be found at The book will […]

There’s More Than Terror In Malaysia

Hip-Hop in Malaysia? Correct. Malaysia, which is now becoming familiar to American’s as an alleged breeding ground for terrorists and Osama Bin Laden’s Al Qaida network, is also home to multi-platinum Malaysian hip-hop group, Too Phat. A new compilation is in the works to showcase the Malaysian hip-hop scene. The compilation, titled The Phat Family, […]

Black Sheep Reunite

Dres and Mr. Long (formerly Mr. Lawgne) have reunited as Black Sheep and will be releasing a new LP titled "Same Sheep, Different Day." Their first single, "Havin’ Fun Wit It," is currently being serviced to radio. This is the group’s first album since 1994’s since 1994’s Non-Fiction. Black Sheep’s debut, "Wolf In Sheep’s Clothing," […]

Cormega Explains The True Meaning

Queensbridge rapper Cormega is in New York finishing his second solo album, The True Meaning. Cormega said his sophomore effort would be a departure from his first, The Realness. “It’s a reflection of myself. Like this album I’m trying to intensify my respect as a lyricist as opposed to just screaming QB or being labeled […]

Rap pioneer H Rap Brown Convicted

On March 9th, a 10-member Georgia jury convicted Jamil Abdullah Al-Amin, aka 1960’s activist H. Rap Brown, in the killing of a police officer and the shooting of another. Al-Amin was found guilty of murdering Deputy Ricky Kinchen of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Dept and wounding Deputy Aldranon English in March 2000. Many experts like […]