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 […]

Fabolous To Star In New Reebok Commercial

Fabolous will star in a new commercial for Reebok’s Reebok Classic. The 30 second spot will debut August 7, 2002 with Fab sporting the Classic Leather Blaze. “Fabolous is an up and coming icon in the hip-hop community,” said Brian Povinelli, director of Reebok advertising. “His involvement represents Reebok’s evolution of the Classic collection by […]

Jam Master Jay Opens Scratch Academy

Legendary DJ Jam Master Jay has founded the Scratch DJ Academy. Already in it’s 3rd semester, the six week courses teach upcoming DJ’s the history of turntablism & DJ’ing techniques. "I’m really a fan of turntablism," Jay told "Turntablists are musicians." Such DJ’s as DJ Premier, Green Lantern, A-Trak, Evil Dee, Mista Sinista, Kuttin […]

Help Free Slick Rick

Def Jam has launched a "Free Slick Rick" campaign on its website, requesting fans to sign a petition urging the Immigration and Naturalization Service to allow Rick to return to his home in New York, while they ponder his deportation case. As reported last month, the INS arrested Rick after he performed on a […]

DMX Set To Dis JA-Rule

According to MTV, DMX is set to dis Ja Rule on a yet-to-be released song called "Ruled Out" where he alleges his label mate stole his style of rhyming and went on to multi-platinum success with it. The often-embattled DMX said that Def Jam executives and other associates are firmly against the song, but he […]