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Dead Prez Rock Philly Film Fest

Boasting an impressive roster of hip-hop journalists, independent filmmakers and a regional hip-hop pioneer, the Art Sanctuary in Philadelphia hosted a panel discussion recently on hip hop and film, which featured a concert afterward by dead prez. Sheena Lester, founder/editor-in-chief of Rap Pages, moderated the panel comprising of Source staffer Akiba Soloman; Selwyn Sefu Hinds, […]

Lil Kim Finishing New Album

Lil Kim is putting the final touches on her latest album, titled Hollyhood.. She recently cut tracks with Timbaland, as well as group/production team Full Force. While members of the group wouldn’t reveal the name of the song, group member Bowlegged Lou was confident that Lil Kim’s fans will like the song. "I don’t even […]

Rappers Get The Holiday Spirit

Various rappers have the holiday spirit this year. DMX, Jay-Z and The Nappy Roots will all give back the their communities by offering performances, and actually serving food. The Nappy Roots are going to serve dinner to the homeless at the Wayside Christian Mission House in Louisville. After the dinner, they will give a free […]

Jay-Z To Retire After Next Album

With seven platinum-plus albums, his stakes in Roc-a-Fella Records and Rocawear clothing, producing films and a distribution deal with Armadale vodka, Jay-Z’s future looks brighter than ever. Sales for his combined interests in 2002 are projected at more than $300 million. And yet, amongst all this success, there is talk of retirement. "My next album […]

Jay-Z Gets The Holiday Spirit, Finishes Tour As Principal

On Thanksgiving Day, various Roc-a-Fella artists and Jay-Z will perform together in a benefit concert with proceeds going to the New York City Mission Society’s Team and Jay-Z’s own Scholarship Fund. The concert will take place at Hammerstein Ballroom at 10:00pm with multi-platinum selling Jay-Z headlining the show, with special guest appearances. New York City […]

Dr. Says Rap/Substance Abuse Linked

A Doctor in Australia claims that rap music plays a role in substance abuse in Aboriginal communities. Dr. Rob Parker, who is the acting director of psychiatry with Top End Mental Health, said that although data shows that Marijuana smoking eventually leads to depression, music was also among the factors. "I think there’s particular symbolism […]

Cormega: Proud Father

Queensbridge rapper Cormega is the proud father of daughter, Kiory Dorothy McKay. Mega’s daughter was delivered November 20 at 8:09am. The baby girl is 7lbs, 1oz. In related Cormega news, Cormega appears in the first installment of the documentary, "Hip-Hop 101," which features well-known hip-hop artists, producers, deejays and executives, speaking on their accounts of […]

Main Source Reunion

Large Professor will reunite with Main Source member K-Cut for the first time in over nine years, when they take the stage Sunday December 22 at The Opera House in Toronto, Canada. Main Source debuted in 1991 with the classic Wild Pitch Records release, Breaking Atoms. The album launched the careers of Nas and Akinyele […]

DC Rapper Takes Home The Gold

Washington, DC based rapper Storm The Unpredictable won the Gold and Silver place awards in the Mid-Atlantic songwriters competition this past weekend. Storm’s song "Get Your Weight Up" won the gold and "Darker The Berry" won the silver. Since Storm took home the gold prize in the hip-hop/rap competition, the rapper moves on compete in […]