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Rocawear To Create Batman Line

While chatter is growing about the alleged sale of the Roc-A-Fella Record label to Def Jam, Dame Dash continues to strengthen the Rocawear brand, signing a deal to create a line of apparel based around the upcoming movie, "Batman Begins." Rocawear partnered with Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) on behalf of DC Comics to create […]

Shyne Wants His Phone Rights Back

Incarcerated rapper Shyne has rallied against Clinton State Correctional Facility officials after the prison repealed the rapper’s phone privileges when they alleged he violated several rules last month. In mid-August, authorities were investigating Shyne’s calls for infractions, and claim he violated a number of guidelines including conducting business over the phone. “I categorically deny any […]

Andre 3000 Filming Voting Documentary For HBO

Outkast’s Andre “Andre 3000” Benjamin appeared at the Democratic National Convention and the Republican National Convention to conduct interviews for an upcoming documentary. The untitled project is being made for HBO and focuses on the rapper’s change from musician to voter registration activist. Benjamin interviewed John Kerry’s daughters and on Tuesday, he interviewed current President […]

1st Annual Hip-Hop Fest Kicks Off In Vancouver

The first annual Vancouver International Hip-Hop Film Festival kicks off today (September 1st) and will run until September 5th. The VIHF will showcase some of the best Hip-Hop films available, including the legendary movie “Wildstyle,” whose director Charlie Ahearn will present a slide show. Tonight’s first event takes place tonight with performances by rising rappers […]

Newark NJ Deputy Mayor Ras Baraka Creates ‘Hip-Hop For The P.E.O.P.L.E.’

Ras Baraka, Deputy Mayor of Newark, New Jersey, has teamed with various Hip-Hop artists and producers to create Hip-Hop For The P.E.O.P.L.E. (Providing Education Opportunity, Prosperity and Life Eternally), a new national community service program. The program will use the power of Hip-Hop to promote violence prevention, gang awareness and education. The organization says it […]

Jay-Z, Outkast Win Big At VMA’s

Jay-Z and Outkast dominated MTV’s Video Music Awards last night (August 29), with the rap artists taking home four Moon Men, the name of the trophy given to winners at the annual awards ceremony. Jay-Z’s video "99 Problems" took honors for Best Rap Video, Best Editing, Best Cinematography and Best Direction. Outkast’s “Hey Ya” won […]

Snoop Dogg & Playboy Ready ‘Buckwild Bus Tour’

Playboy is releasing a new uncensored DVD featuring Snoop Dogg and Ken “Buckwild” Francis, the host of Playboy’s TV show “Buckwild.” “Snoop Dogg’s Buckwild Bus Tour” features on-stage performances, exclusive Snoop Dogg music videos, wild moments on the tour bus, backstage and private after parties featuring Snoop’s entourage and ten “Buckwild Girls.” “When you take […]