Lil Kim Criticized

Hezekiah Walker, who is pastor of the Brooklyn based Love Fellowship Tabernacle Church, had a few criticizing words about artist Lil Kim, saying that his church is for all people. "Church is not only for the righteous. A person like Lil’ Kim – These are the ones that need to be in the church. It’s […]

Run-DMC Responds To Rumors

The release of the Run DMC’s Crown Royal along with the ever-absent presence of DMC, has rumors swirling around the crew. At a recent concert at University of Central Florida in Orlando, Florida, DMC spoke candidly about the future of the group and his role. "I am try to show people that I have evolved […]

Suge Knight Out Of Prison

Suge Knight was released from prison 5 days earlier than was expected. He left Mule Creek State Prison near Sacramento, California after serving over half of a nine year bid for violation of his parole, stemming from an incident in which he beat alleged Crip gang member Orlando Anderson. The incident is believed to have […]

Ban Sought On Hip-Hop/Rap

According to The Morning Call, a Pennsylvania newspaper, the city of Bethlehem is seeking to ban Hip-Hop/Rap music. The officials in the tiny city want to regulate what kind of music can be played in a nightclub that is opening up on Broad Street. The club, The Bottom Line, opened the day before Thanksgiving and […]

Juvenile Angers Neighbors

Juvenile is in the news again this month. According to reports, Juvenile has stirred up the rage of his neighbors, because he allegedly leaves his tour bus parked and running on a narrow road in the exclusive Woodville neighborhood where he lives in Mandeville, La. The other members of the community are seeking a court […]

Run-DMC Hits The Road

Run-DMC will be hitting the road this spring, performing almost 30 lives shows to support their latest album, Crown Royal. Here are the dates: 4/12 – Detroit, MI @ Wayne State University (with Uncle Kracker) 4/17 – Orlando, FL @ University of Central Florida Arena 4/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ St. Joseph University 4/20 – […]

Wyclef Teams With Pepsi

Wyclef Jean has signed on with Pepsi in his first ever advertising campaign, in a year long marketing agreement. The relationship calls for creative collaboration on new Pepsi advertising, including a new original Appearing in his first advertising campaign of any kind, hip-hop sensation Wyclef Jean is partnering with Pepsi-Cola in a yearlong marketing agreement. […]

Pac Tops Charts, Play Debuts

Tupac Shakur’s latest posthumous album, Death Row Records double CD, "Until The End Of Time," debuted at No 1 on the album chart this week — six days after release, putting the label back on top. The release moved approximately 430,000 units. More than 20 selections of never-before-released material from the Death Row vaults are […]

DMC Launches Record Label

DMC has launched his own music company, titled Darryl’s Music Company. The first release off the new label will be his own debut album, "Checks, Thugs & Rock N Roll." The record, which is slated for a summer release date is a departure from the direction that Run-DMC normally takes. "Run and I are moving […]

Shyne’s Sentencing Delayed

Shyne’s sentencing for assault, gun possession and reckless endangerment was pushed back until June 1st a judge ruled Monday. Shyne’s sentencing was delayed at the request of his lawyers, who needed time to file paperwork relating to the the sentencing. They are also going to make a move at a post-trial motion to have some […]

Jigga Busted

Jay-Z was arrested for illegal gun possession near a Manhattan nightclub early Friday, police said. The rapper, whose real name is Shawn Carter, was arrested with three other men shortly after 3 a.m. when a loaded handgun was found in their car, said a police spokeswoman, officer Cheryl Cox. Undercover officers say they saw a […]

Project Pat Hits Gold

Project Pat’s "Mista Don’t Play: Everythang’s Workin," has reached gold status off the success of his single, "Chickenhead." The album, which continues to move over 50,000 units per week is Pat’s first gold album. Pat is already working to ensure the future success of "Mista Don’t Play." Project Pat and the other 36 Mafia family […]

NYPD Is Targeting Rappers

The NYPD patrol that has been keeping tabs on Hip-Hop artists since a shootout took place in Manhattan near the Hot 97 offices. According to the New York Post, on the weekend members of the NYPD gang division keep an eye on 14 clubs-Cheetah, Club Speed, Ivy and Chaos among them – in case of […]

Ol Dirty Pleads Guilty

Ol’ Dirty Bastard has pleaded guilty to drug charges in Queens State Supreme Court. His deal gets him a promised two to four years behind bars. He was arrested in July of 1999 when cops found cocaine and marijuana in his car, after they stopped him for running a red light. In return for him […]

The Rza Heads To Europe

The Rza will be recording in Europe this month to record remixes and an international rap album with European Hip-Hop artists. The Rza will be collaborating with a Black Twang, a London based producer/rapper on the tracks "I Can’t Go To Sleep" and "Careful." He is then scheduled to move on to several European cities […]

Eminem Sentenced

Eminem was sentenced to two years probation Tuesday (April 10, 2001) for carrying a concealed weapon outside of a Detroit area nightclub last summer. Eminem pleaded guilty in February after prosecutors dropped a felony assault charge filed after he allegedly pistol-whipping a man he saw kissing his wife, Kimberly Mathers. Emiem faced up to five […]