Jay-Z Sues Tenants of Penthouse

Jay-Z is suing two residents of a Tribeca penthouse complex, accusing them of sabotaging a deal where he attempted to purchase a $6.5 – $7 million penthouse. The suit was file last week in Manhattan. The suit alleges the tenants, Lynn Fisher-Hill and Lewis Taffer, hung negative flyers throughout the building saying “private security personnel […]

Rap Critic Gets Caught With Weed

Dionne Warwick, the R&B legend, was arrested after airport security in Miami International Airport found 11 joints of weed in a lipstick case. She was charged with a misdemeanor for the less than 5 grams of the drug found on her. In the past, the 61-year-old has been extremely critical of rappers who advocate the […]

MTV Boots Heavy Metal For Hip-Hop

MTV is canceling their MTVx cable channel and replacing it with an all hip-hop music channel. The move was made because the content was too "alternative" for many cable operators and for the digital TV subscribers on which it’s aired. Despite the fact that MTV has experienced their highest rating ever with the popular "Osbournes" […]

AZ returns with ‘AZiatic’

With his new album, AZ hopes to bring some old fashioned nostalgia back into the game of hip-hop with his new album, Aziatic. On the album, which is already getting favorable early buzz, he features Nas, whith whom he hopes to release a group collaboration. On the cut “The Essence,” the two go back and […]

AllHipHop Loses A Writer

We are saddened to say one of our humble journalistic servants from Allhiphop.com is moving on to The Source Magazine. Jerry L. Barrow leaves us to move on to bigger, but not necessarily better things. The writer who has captivated you with his witty editorials and interviews finally bounces. You know his work but where […]

Vibe Magazine Wins 2002 NMA Award

Vibe magazine, which was founded by the legendary Quincy Jones, won the 2002 National Magazine Award in the category of General Excellence in its circulation division (400,000 to 1,000,000). The urban themed magazine beat out The New Yorker, Jane, Gourmet and Wired. Under the direction of Emil Wilbekin, who has been editor-in-chief of the magazine […]

Big Tymers Hit Number 1

Cash Money’s Big Tymers (Bryan "Baby" Williams and producer Mannie Fresh) album HoodRich debuted at number 1 on Billboard’s 200 album chart, dethroning kick country star Kenny Chesney for the top slot. The record was released April 30, and is the follow up the the duo’s previous platinum selling album, I Got That Work. "[Being] […]

Treach Takes It All Off

Naughty By Nature‘s Treach will star in "Love And A Bullet," where he will be the first rapper turned actor to show full frontal nudity in a movie. Brand Nubian’s Lord Jamal beat Treach in the game of showing off the nether regions, when he appeared with nothing on HBO’s popular prison drama, OZ. In […]

Mariah Carey Goes Def

Mariah Carey has inked a deal with white hot Island Def Jam, home to such acts as Jay-Z, DMX, LL Cool J, Method Man, Ludicris and DMX. The deal, which is worth an estimated $20 million dollars, will give Mariah another label to run. She headed up Crave Records while she was under contract with […]

Public Enemy Readies New Album

Public Enemy is preparing their latest album, Revolverlution for a summer release. The announcement of the new album comes on the heels of a new deal between Chuck D.’s long standing SlamJamz imprint and white Koch Entertainment. The album will feature 14 tracks and four of the tracks are winners from the producer contest that […]

Half-A-Mil Goes To Work

Queens rapper Half-A-Mil , who appeared on the remix to the single, “Firm Biz” with AZ, Foxy Brown and NAS, is currently in the studio finishing up work on his sophomore album, “Da Hustle Don’t Stop,” on Warlock Records. Half signed with Warlock after Penalty Records folded in 1999, shortly after he released his debut […]