Sticky Fingaz Keeps Acting

Onyx member Sticky Fingaz has joined the cast of “Empire,” a series being developed by HBO. “Empire,” focuses on two brothers who own a “hip-hop entertainment empire,” and shows their rise in the business and the struggles they encounter. The series is created and directed by Sofia Coppola, daughter of famed producer/director Francis Ford Coppola.

Master P Stalker Arrested

A man , described by Master P as a “stalker,” was arrested in Los Angeles on April 17 and charged with trespassing and criminal threats. According to P’s publicist, the man Antwan Baker, threatened P while he visited his attorney in LA. P said Baker began speaking incoherently and told him that he changed his […]

Executive Beef?

According to sources, bad blood may be flowing between Sean “P.Diddy” Combs and the Chairman of Island Music, Lyor Cohen. It seems the problems started when Cohen signed one of Bad Boy’s biggest act’s, 112 to Island/Def Jam. The signing, which Puff referred to as “a betrayal,” seems to have been the first in what […]

High Times Makes Great Music

From Redman to Cypress Hill and many artists in between, rap music and marijuana have always been close friends and now High Times magazine makes huge the leap into hip-hop music. With THC (The Hip-Hop Collection) Vol.1, the magazine harnesses the power of the plant and its 500, 000 readers to assemble some of the […]

Mystik Journeymen Prepare 4th Album

Mystik Journeymen, who have just come off a 55 city tour with Tha Liks, are preparing to drop their fourth album, Magic, on Outhouse/Revenge Entertainment. Corey Johnson aka Sunspot Jonz and Tommy Woolfolk AKA PSC aim to inspire people to pursue their dreams on this album. The album reflects their personal struggle and the politics […]

Swollen Members Win Juno Award

Vancouver, Canada based hip-hop group Swollen Members‘ won Canada’s equivalent of a Grammy for their second album, Bad Dreams on Sunday April 14th. The album, which is certified gold in Canada, took home the award for Best Rap Recording, edging out Solitair’s Easy To Slip, Ghetto Concept’s Still Too Much, Jeleestone’s Jeleestone 13 and Kardinal […]

Will Smith To Develop Hotel

Will Smith‘s real estate company, Treyball Developments, is in the final stages of a plan to build a minority owned 500 room hotel in Broward County, FL. Treyball took the project after the county cut ties with the previous developer. In related news, Smith’s company Overbrooke secured rights to remake Bill Cosby & Sidney Poitier’s […]

Gravediggaz Re-Released

Empire Musicwerks announces the long awaited and widely hailed re-release of “Nightmare In A-Minor”, the full length album from hip-hop group, Gravediggaz. The record was originally released independently, and is now being distributed by BMG. The record is scheduled to hit shelves on April 9, 2002. “This is an incredible effort from Gravediggaz that deserves […]

Xzibit, Jay-Z To Perform At ESPN

Xzibit and Jay-Z will be perform at the second ESPN Action Sports and Music Awards. The awards honor athletes who compete in snowboarding, skiing, surfing, BMX and motorcross. Jay-Z’s set will be backed up by musicians from top rock bands, including members from Korn, Limp Bizkit and Static X. Last years event was hosted by […]