Kurupt Gets Engaged

Once again, Kurupt, who prepares to drop his third album, has shed his single status by recently becoming engaged to Natina Reed of pop group Blaque. After the end of his relationship with BK rapper Foxy Brown, Kurupt says that Natina kept him concentrating on his dreams and not pettiness. "She helps keep me on […]

Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz Sell Well

Atlanta-based hip-hop group, Lil Jon & The Eastside Boyz, represent their hood as they take ‘crunk’ nationwide selling nearly 30,000 copies in their first week of release. Put Yo Hood Up, released on May 22nd, debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Independent Albums Chart, #3 on Billboard’s Rap Albums Chart, and #6 on Billboard’s R&B Albums […]

Rapper Poetic Hospitalized

Rapper Poetic from the Gravediggaz has recently been admitted to a California hospital due to liver complications associated with colon cancer. Along with Frukwon (Gravediggaz and Stetsasonic), he has completed a new album called Nightmare In A-Minor. The Titanium/Sunstar Records album has been completed and will be distributed by Echo/Koch International. "Don’t give up on […]

Salt Is Still Around

Salt (formerly of Salt-N-Pepa) got married to baby daddy Gavin Wray over the 2000 winter holiday season. Now a solo artist, she has officially given the status in her personal life. She recently, erected her new record label, Gavfam Records, which is named after her new spouse. Her solo debut, Salt of The Earth, will […]

Sam Sneed Recovering From Brain Cancer

Sam Sneed, the legendary West Coast artist/producer recently overcame his bout with brain cancer. A golf ball sized tumor on his brain was successfully removed last week. Sneed, who produced such joints at "Keep Their Heads Ringin" and "Natural Born Killaz" is now recovering and living in Atlanta. While dealing with his bout, Sneed continued […]

First Blind Emcee

Barring occasional crazy behavior, hip hop has yet to have a major rapper deemed "handicapped." Blind emcee, ironically named SuperVision, aims to change all that with his debut album, 20/20 on Capitol Records. At 8 years-old, SuperVision (aka Damin Bordenave) lost his eye sight after contracting pink eye, a normally curable eye ailment. However, when […]

New Documentary On Hip-Hop

Acadamy Award Nominated Director Peter Spirer has announced he is releasing a new documentary that features some of Hip-Hop’s biggest acts, including Nas, Jay-Z and Q-Tip. The forthcoming documentary, is titled East Coast Mix 1 and will be available on the DVD/VHS format. The documentary interviews artists, as they explain what Hip-Hop means to them. […]

Rah Digga Making Moves

Rah Digga is always prepared to rock the microphone. The phenomenal, highly acclaimed rap artist is on a one-way trip to the top and no one can stop her. Since the beginning of her career – she was lacing brilliant rhymes on Busta Rhymes’ Flip Mode Squad projects – Rah Digga’s lyrical prowess and distinguished […]

Run-DMC Fans Raise Hell

Three police dogs and several Marion County, Indianapolis police officers were called in to disperse a crow of roughly 100 people and one person was arrested after a Run-DMC show was canceled. According to reports filed by the police, 22 year old Chris Seidensticker fought with employees at the 8 Seconds Saloon, located on the […]

KRS-One And Lugz Team Up

Lugz Footwear announces a sponsorship pact with legendary rap artist KRS-One to bring forth an event celebrating the worldwide phenomenon known as Hip-Hop. The 8-day event, known as Hip-Hop Appreciation Week, will take place from May 14-21, 2001. The message that will be honed at various events during the week will be concentrated on a […]

Hip-Hop Summit Agenda Announced

Russell Simmons, organizer of the Hip-Hop Summit that will bring together the entertainment industry to address the serious issues abounding in hip hop, today announced the four major points to be addressed in the meetings that are being scheduled at the June 12-13th event in New York City. Simmons also named the key people who […]

Keith Murray Released

Keith Murray, who spent three years in prison for allegedly hitting a man over the head with a bar stool, is now a free man. Murray left the Maple Street House in Bridgeport Connecticut on Monday and went to New York to spend time with his family. Keith Murray was very visible during his incarceration, […]

Rampage Fridays!

For all you Philly Heads, Rampage of the Flip Mode Squad hosts Rampage Fridays every Friday at Club Moet. The club is located at Broad and Germantown in North Philly. Rampage, who will continue to host the event all this summer, also hosts listening parties for albums at Club Moet. According to sources, Rampage is […]

Gunfire On Jayo-Felony’s Set

According to the New York Daily News, gunfire broke out on a video shoot for an upcoming song off of the Bulletproof Love compilation due out on Henchman Entertainment/Motown. According to the Daily News, Jayo Felony was in Brooklyn shooting the video when the gunfire rang out. Plainclothes officers on patrol near the Van D### […]