AZ Not Going To The ROC

Contrary to sources close to the situation, AZ is not about to sign to Roc-A-Fella Records as it was mentioned in AllHipHop’s rumor section. “I doubt it,” he said to, suggesting their may be truth in the rumor. “No, I am not trying to get on The Roc,” the Brooklyn-bred rapper said, totally refuting […]

Lil Romeo Helps Fans Learn Math, History

Along with the usual array of photos, song samples and personal data, visitors to No Limit/Universal Records hip-hop superstar Lil’ Romeo’s Web site,, will also find themselves caught up in extraterrestrial danger and intrigue in "The Romeo Files," an interactive, Macromedia Flash®-animated game designed by digital solutions provider Pileated Pictures (to link directly to […]

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 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 […]