Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Fab 5 Freddy Honored

The Marcus Garvey Memorial Foundation will showcase an event entitled "Black Star Over Brooklyn: A Story of Garvey and Garveyism," which serves to recognize and honor ten Brooklynites, both leaders and artists, whose life-works embody the ideals and philosophies of Marcus Mosiah Garvey and the Universal Negro Improvement Association. The event aims to bring together […]

Nelly Shoots For Playboy

Nelly recently teamed with Playboy for a nude photo shoot featuring the platinum selling rapper and Playboy Playmate Nicole Narain. "He didn’t walk in like some off-the-cuff rock star, like ‘I’m the s###,’" Nicole told "It made it cool." Nelly took pictures of the Playmate, becoming 5th celebrity to take pictures. Tommy Lee, Poison’s […]

Pirates Crack Eminem’s Code

A month after rap artist Eminem released his latest album with ‘uncrackable’ copyright protection technology, pirated copies are on sale across eastern Europe. Universal has invested considerable effort in stopping piracy of the Eminem Show, with technology embedded in the CD’s from being copied and redistributed. Universal is using technology by an Israeli based firm, […]

Ice Cube Honored For Film Work

Ice Cube was recently honored for his film work at the 6th annual Urbanworld Film Festival in the England, where Cube’s latest flick "Barbershop," premiered. Cube received the first Minority Entertainment for the Cinematic and Creative Arts (MECCA) award for his role in opening the door for future minority filmmakers and actors. "It feels good, […]

Hip-Hop Minister Conrad Muhammad Switches Faiths, Runs For Office

"Hip-Hop Minister" Conrad Muhammad recently announced he left the Nation Of Islam, has turned to Christianity and will run against popular New York Democrat Charles Rangel for New York’s 15th Congressional District which comprises East and Central Harlem, the Upper West Side, and Washington Heights/Inwood neighborhoods. "I call it a wilderness experience. The black church […]

Chuck D. Talks Elvis And Eminem

Chuck D. recently clarified his feelings on Elvis Presley during an interview with Newsday for an article commerating the 25th anniversary of the famed singers death. On the hip-hop classic "Fight The Power," from Spike Lee’s "Do The Right Thing," Chuck D. rapped "Elvis, was a hero to most/but he never meant sh*t to me." […]

Clipse Member Malice Arrested

Clipse group member Malice was arrested at the University Mall in Tampa, Florida on Saturday (August 10th) and charged with trespassing and later released on $500 bond. Clipse was in Tampa headlining The Grindin Rap Tour, which also features rappers Midwikid, Lady May and Rob Jackson. The group stopped at the mall before a performance […]