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 […]

BG Forms New Label

BG, formerly of Cash Money Records, has launched Chopper City Records. BG, who started his rap career at the age of 13, has hired Rap Coalition founder Wendy Day and she is negotiating with a major label for distribution. Day negotiated the original $30,000,000 deal for Cash Money Records. In addition to his own LP, […]

Master P’s Stalker To Stand Trial

Antwan Kevin Baker, who is accused of stalking hip-hop entrepreneur Master P, will stand trial for stalking and making criminal threats. Prosecutors in the case say that Baker began stalking P in 1999. He confronted P at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport and tried to convince P to sign him to a recording contract and to […]

Rap Music Helps Children Learn Math

A social worker in Detroit has created a CD using rap lyrics to help teach children multiplication tables. Odeather Hill got the idea when a client of her company, Professional, Preventive, Restoration and Consultant Services, wanted to improve his 10 year old daughters math skills. Realizing how popular hip-hop is with children, Hill spent $500 […]

Eminem Still Fights Bootlegging

Eminem and Interscope Records are fighting vehemently to prevent online downloads of the rapper’s highly anticipated album, “The Eminem Show.” Because of massive internet piracy, the album has suddenly been pushed forward to drop on May 28th instead of June 4th, according a spokesperson for Interscope Records. Still, the label is not submitting to the […]

First Annual Urban Music DJ Awards

The First Annual Urban Music-DJ Awards is scheduled to kick off June 2, 2002 in New York City. The event is described as a "prestigious event to outstanding business personalities that have created a significant impact on the Urban music industry." The awards show will be followed by performances featuring several prominent, but yet to […]

RZA Promotes Literacy

The RZA has organized The NJ State Literacy Tour. Taking place on May 17th at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, the concert will promote literacy amongst youth. Hosted by Wendy Williams, performers such as Fat Joe, Mobb Deep, Carl Thomas, Method Man & Redman will appear. RZA told, "Knowledge is the basic foundation […]

Ludacris Pitches New Film

Ludacris, Original Film, MTV Films and Paramount Pictures are teaming up to develop a full length comedy film based around the rapper. The film, which is tentatively titled "Skip Day," was pitched by Ludacris himself, and he will executive produce and star in the film, as well as contribute to the soundtrack. According to the […]

Hype Williams To Release Video Compilation

Video director, Hype Williams is set to release his first ever-video compilation titled “The Videos” on DVD and VHS, May 28, 2002 through Palm Pictures. The collection chronicles ten of Hype’s most groundbreaking videos. Included is Hype’s biographical and video graphical information, exclusive interviews, behind the scenes bonus footage, commentary on each video, and trailers. […]

Concert Goers Say Beanie Beat Rapper Up

Earlier this month, eyewitnesses say that Beanie Sigel of Roc-a-Fella Records assaulted a heckler while performing at a club in upstate New York. Spectators to the event said a local rapper named C-Diddy from Poughkeepsie, NY heckeled Sigel for several minutes as he performed at Club Jordyn’s, also located in Poughkeepsie. One witness, who asked […]

New Magazine Ready To Rock

“It’s time for something new,” says Benjamin Moody, the Editor In Chief of Urban Magazine. Scheduled to debut at the end of this year, the magazine will be the latest of many upstarts to hit newsstands this year as readers seem to becoming discontent with many of the major urban publications. “I feel that a […]

Eminem Vs. Lynne Cheney: Round 2

The feud between Eminem and Vice President Dick Cheney’s wife continues on Eminem’s third album, The Eminem Show. Eminem was singled out by Lynne Cheney before congressional hearings in 2000, about violence in the entertainment industry. She has also bad mouthed Eminem in numerous magazine interviews. On the track "White America," Eminem boldy says to […]

Kam Set To Release New Album

West Coast artist Kam will release his long awaited album, The Self in September. KAM first appeared in the national spotlight with his hit single, Every Single Weekend, which debuted on the Boyz In The Hood Soundtrack. He followed it with a commanding presence on Ice Cube’s Death Certificate. His most recent release, Kamnesia was […]

Rap-A-Lot Sued

Rap-A-Lot Records and CEO James Prince is being sued by a music publishing company, Famous Music. According to the suit, Rap-A-Lot and publishing company N-The-Water owe royalties to a producer/writer by the name of Marcus Vest. Vest allegedly signed an agreement to produce almost 40 songs for the label. Famous then allegedly signed Vest directly. […]