Snoop Dogg Goes Wild

Snoop Dogg will be the first celebrity host of the extremely successful "Girls Gone Wild" franchise of videos. "Girls Gone Wild Doggy Style" follows Snoop around Feb. 2002’s Mardi Gras festivities in New Orleans. According to sources, Snoop was paid in excess of $1 million dollars to have camera crews follow him around while women […]

Ja-Rule’s Performance Sparks Controversy

An apology was issued as a result of controversy surrounding Ja-Rule‘s performance at 98PXY’s Summer Jam concert last week in Rochester, New York. According to reports, complaints about loudness and the obscene language used during the Ja-Rule’s performance flooded Supervisor Ralph Esposito’s office the next morning. The official sponsors of the concert, the Rochester Broadway […]

C-Murder To Stand Trial

Corey "C-Murder" Miller will stand trial in the second-degree murder of 16 year old Steve Thomas last January at a Harvey, New Orleans night club. Miller is accused of shooting Thomas after an argument ensued at Club Platinum, which has since been closed. Miller, who has pleaded not guilty to the crime, was ordered to […]

R. Kelly Indicted

R. Kelly was indicted today (June 5th) on 21 counts of producing child pornography, a felony charge that could land the R&B singer behind bars for 15 years. Authorities have studied the 26 minute tape, which apparently depicts Kelly involved in various sexual acts with a yet to be identified under age female. Kelly has […]

George Bush Declares June Black Music Month

President Bush issued a proclamation on May 31, officially declaring June as "Black Music Month" in the United States. Throughout the month, Bush said that every American should celebrate a "critically important part" of the United States’ cultural history by "highlighting the enduring legacy of African-American musicians, singers, and composers." Bush urged every American "to […]

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 […]