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DMX Pens Autobiography, Finishes New Album

DMX recently finished writing "E.A.R.L.: The Autobiography of DMX." Co-authored by veteran music journalist Smokey D. Fontaine, the 352 page book chronicles DMX’s early childhood, how he became a rapper & his exploits as an international star. "E.A.R.L. is poised to become the most gut-wrenching story of the hip-hop generation," Fontaine told AllHipHop.com. The book […]

Minister Farrakhan Behind Rap

Speaking at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. yesterday, Minister Louis Farrakhan called upon rappers to be "messengers of good," and to focus on using their celebrity to bring forth change. Speaking about his recent tour of the Middle East & Africa, as well as the current war climate in the world, Farrakhan told […]

Suge’s Memoir To Drop In 2003

Riverhead books has secured the rights to release the memoir of music mogul Suge Knight and plans to release a hard cover book in 2003, according to a statement. In a statement released by Riverhead the book will “chronicle the inspirational story of Knight’s emergence from the streets of Compton, CA to become one of […]

Benzino Avoids Jail Time

Ray "Benzino" Scott, co-owner of The Source magazine entered into an agreement with Florida state prosecutors and will avoid jail time, after being arrested for a confrontation with a police officer during the 2001 Source Awards. Scott pleaded no contest to driving with a suspended license and reckless driving. All of the charges were either […]

Billboard to Honor Afrika Bambaataa

Billboard Magazine will honor the legacies of hip-hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa and the Isley Brothers during the company’s second annual Billboard-AURN (American Urban Radio Networks) R&B/Hip-Hop Awards show August 9th. The Founder’s Award, which will be bestowed upon both artists, is a first for Billboard and will recognize the artists for their contributions and influence […]

Cash Money Inks Deal With Darkchild

Cash Money Records and Rodney Jerkins of Darkchild Entertainment have signed a production and distribution deal where the New Orleans hip-hop label will distribute, co-promote and market records with Darkchild Records. Harlem-based rapper FATS’ album, F.A.T.S (Finally A True Story) is the first expected collaboration between the two companies, according to Ronald “Slim” Williams. FATS […]

Roc-A-Fella Buys Scottish Vodka Company

Roc-A-Fella CEO’s Jay-Z, Kareem “Biggs” Burke and Dame Dash announced that they have purchased imported Scottish liquor brand, Armadale Vodka. While the terms of the deal were not disclosed, Dash said the Roc-A-Fella heads were excited about the acquisition. “Roc-A-Fella has always respected quality vodkas, such as Belvedere and Grey Goose. Just like we do […]

Mystikal Arrested For Rape and Extortion

Grammy-nominated rapper Mystikal (Michael Tyler), along with two other men, were charged with aggravated rape and extortion, according to the Associated Press. All three men, including Leland Ellis, 36, and Vercy Carter, 34, turned themselves in to police on Thursday morning and were booked in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Thursday afternoon Mystikal was released on $250, […]

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Jaz-O Crew Member Turns On Him

Dibiase, one of the point rappers in Jaz-O’s Immobilaire crew, has defected and fallen out with the leader Jaz-O. In the unnamed song circulating, Dibiase turns on his former crew member and lyrically tosses disses at the veteran rapper, who is already in a war of words with Jay-Z and the Roc-A-Fella crew. Dibiase is […]

Ice-T Gets Tough

Ice T is executive producing and hosting a new series on TLC, "Beyond Tough." Ice, who served in the U.S. Army’s elite Ranger regiment, is executive producing the series with long time friend Andre Jetmir. The new show focuses on men and women who’s career’s put them in the path of danger and death everyday. […]