MC EIHT Leaves Priority

MC EIHT returns to the scene in 2001 with a brand new album. Embarking on the May, 2001 release of his 6th solo album entitled ‘Tha8t’z Gangsta’, MC EIHT stands poised with a new focus and vision to take control of his career and music. As a founding member of the famed west coast rap […]

Rosa Parks Vs. Outkast: Round 2

Lawyers for civil rights activist Rosa Parks requested that an appeals court reinstate her lawsuit against Outkast, whom she claims misused her name in a their song "Rosa Parks." Lawyers for the 88 year old Parks claimed that she has the right to sue to challenge the Outkast’s use of her name, which appeared on […]

D.J. Quik And Talib Kweli Hook Up

D.J. Quik, is hard at work on his follow up to 2000’s platinum release, "Balance & Options." The as-yet-untitled album will feature guest appearances from a variety of artists. Recently, Quik finished recording a song with Reflection Eternal member Talib Kweli. The song, titled "7:30″ was produced by Quik. "First of all, he is very […]

Tupac’s Estate Reaches Settlement

The Tupac Shakur estate has reached a settlement with Jimmy "Chopmaster" Dright and Network One, the company that he owns. Dright possessed unreleased recordings on Tupac Shakur, which he released without the proper authorization from Tupac’s Estate. According to Launch, the estate of the late Tupac sent a letters to retailers asking them not to […]

Second Hip-Hop Summit Coming

Plans for the second Hip Hop Summit are underway. The event, which is sponsored by Hands, will include a keynote address from Minister Louis Farrahkhan & will be moderated by Hip-Hop legend, KRS-One. The event will take place in New York City at The House Of Justice. A town hall meeting is also being scheduled […]

Ice T To Star in R Xmas

Ice T stars in a new flick directed by Abel Ferrara (King Of New York), titled "R Xmas." The flick, which was unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival Thursday (May 10th), is a strange Christmas tale about drug dealers and corrupt policemen. Ice T plays a racist gangster and also stars Drea de Matteo and […]

Lil Kim Criticized

Hezekiah Walker, who is pastor of the Brooklyn based Love Fellowship Tabernacle Church, had a few criticizing words about artist Lil Kim, saying that his church is for all people. "Church is not only for the righteous. A person like Lil’ Kim – These are the ones that need to be in the church. It’s […]

Run-DMC Responds To Rumors

The release of the Run DMC’s Crown Royal along with the ever-absent presence of DMC, has rumors swirling around the crew. At a recent concert at University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, DMC spoke candidly about the future of the group and his role. "I am try to show people that I have evolved […]

Suge Knight Out Of Prison

Suge Knight was released from prison 5 days earlier than was expected. He left Mule Creek State Prison near Sacramento, California after serving over half of a nine year bid for violation of his parole, stemming from an incident in which he beat alleged Crip gang member Orlando Anderson. The incident is believed to have […]

Ban Sought On Hip-Hop/Rap

According to The Morning Call, a Pennsylvania newspaper, the city of Bethlehem is seeking to ban Hip-Hop/Rap music. The officials in the tiny city want to regulate what kind of music can be played in a nightclub that is opening up on Broad Street. The club, The Bottom Line, opened the day before Thanksgiving and […]

Juvenile Angers Neighbors

Juvenile is in the news again this month. According to reports, Juvenile has stirred up the rage of his neighbors, because he allegedly leaves his tour bus parked and running on a narrow road in the exclusive Woodville neighborhood where he lives in Mandeville, La. The other members of the community are seeking a court […]

Run-DMC Hits The Road

Run-DMC will be hitting the road this spring, performing almost 30 lives shows to support their latest album, Crown Royal. Here are the dates: 4/12 – Detroit, MI @ Wayne State University (with Uncle Kracker) 4/17 – Orlando, FL @ University of Central Florida Arena 4/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ St. Joseph University 4/20 – […]

Wyclef Teams With Pepsi

Wyclef Jean has signed on with Pepsi in his first ever advertising campaign, in a year long marketing agreement. The relationship calls for creative collaboration on new Pepsi advertising, including a new original Appearing in his first advertising campaign of any kind, hip-hop sensation Wyclef Jean is partnering with Pepsi-Cola in a yearlong marketing agreement. […]

Pac Tops Charts, Play Debuts

Tupac Shakur’s latest posthumous album, Death Row Records double CD, "Until The End Of Time," debuted at No 1 on the album chart this week — six days after release, putting the label back on top. The release moved approximately 430,000 units. More than 20 selections of never-before-released material from the Death Row vaults are […]

DMC Launches Record Label

DMC has launched his own music company, titled Darryl’s Music Company. The first release off the new label will be his own debut album, "Checks, Thugs & Rock N Roll." The record, which is slated for a summer release date is a departure from the direction that Run-DMC normally takes. "Run and I are moving […]