Billboard Introduces New Rap Chart

Billboard has introduced a new Chart to their magazine, the Hot Rap Tracks. The new 25 position chart is based on radio airplay information provided to Billboard by Nielsen BDS, a service that monitors what records radio stations play. The charts are based on information from a panel of 134 radio stations and chart rankings […]

Run Acts In Silence Of The Lambs prequel

Joseph “Reverend ” Simmons will make a cameo appearance in “Red Dragon,” the prequel to “Silence Of The Lambs.” The movie, which stars Anthony Hopkins, Edward Norton & Harvey Keitel, centers around a former FBI agent tracking a serial killer. “Run has always had a tremendous amount of personality & stage presence,” director Brett Ratner […]

Soundbombing 3 Special On MTV

Rawkus Records is preparing to release their third installment in their popular Soundbombing series. To support Soundbombing 3 project, MTV and MTV2 will air a Soundbombing 3 special which will discuss the history of hip-hop and the evolution of Rawkus Records’ Soundbombing series. Featured on the special are Mos Def, Pharoahe Monch, De La Soul, […]

Audiogalaxy Hit With Lawsuit

The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) filed a copyright lawsuit against popular file sharing service, Audiogalaxy last Friday. The suit, which was filed in Federal Court in New York alleges that Audiogalaxy’s efforts to block copyrighted material have proven to be ineffective. According to, Audiogalaxy is one of the most popular file sharing […]

Attention: Parents, Students And Teachers

Cynthia Nixon, member of the Alliance for Quality Education and star of "Sex In The City," Russell Simmons and Minister Benjamin Muhammad of the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network, together with the United Teachers Federation (more names to be announced shortly) WHAT: A "Mobilization For Education" march on City Hall to protest Mayor Bloomberg and Governor […]

Nate Dogg Gets Probation

Nate Dogg was sentenced to one year probation after pleading guilty for possession of marijuana. Nate Dogg was arrested in Arizona after his tour bus was stopped for speeding. A search of the vehicle found marijuana and two guns, one loaded and one reported stolen from Los Angeles, California. Nate was also fined $4,400 and […]

Mystikal Launches Label

Gulf War Veteran Mystikal has launched his own record label, Big Truck Records and is currently negotiating a distribution deal. The label has signed new artists Maxminelli, Beezy Boy, Dart and female rapper Shonnie. "The four artists I have on the roster right now are dope. I’m also looking for about four or five dope […]


Former NBA Player Launches New Label

Former NBA hoopster, James “Hollywood” Robinson has launched a new label, Da Dirty South Records. The native Mississippian keeps it true to his roots, naming the label for his home region, while basing the operation in Los Angeles. Robinson currently oversees the label from Russia, where he is playing B-ball. The label’s first signing, Don […]

South Park Mexican Found Guilty

A jury has convicted Carlos "South Park Mexican" Coy of sexually assaulting a 9-year-old girl who spent the night at his house with his daughter last September. The jury spent 8 hours deliberating before they delivered the guilty verdict. The girl, who is 10 now, testified during the trial that she didn’t remember what happened […]