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Jay-Z and his Rocawear clothing brand have come under scrutiny, with the New York Post reporting today that the company is being sued by wholesaler iSource NYC. The lawsuit alleges that Rocawear failed to pay the balance on a $1 million order and still owes the company $450,000. Apparently, the clothing company requested specialized gear with the [...]
According to XXL E40 is releasing three albums, “The Block Brochure: Welcome To The Soil Parts 4, 5, and 6. Today, he released the artwork for all three albums. When asked why is he releasing three albums, the Bay Area legend says: I’m a score and a nickel deep in the game! That’s 25 years with [...]
Over the weekend, 2 Chainz was involved in a robbery while traveling with an entourage to a marijuana dispensary in San Francisco. Chainz was robbed at gunpoint. It was reported by TMZ that the crook got away with his jewelry. Chainz quickly denies the allegations, however TMZ obtain video footage of the crime. Things get [...]
Jay Z is close to signing a massive deal with Samsung worth $20 million. One source said, “The eight-figure deal will be inked in the next few weeks, and is the biggest of its kind. You can speculate that he’ll want to develop some kind of new music-streaming service to promote his acts and music [...]
In a Red Bull Music Academy lecture, Q-Tip talks about his career as a musician and producer. The 2-hour discussion, moderated by Jeff Mao, covers Tip’s extensive work as a producer with top Hip Hop acts like Mobb Deep, Kanye West, J Dilla, and of course his own Tribe crew. The Abstract shares production stories, [...]
This is not Lauryn Hill’s year. First she faces three months in prison for tax evasion, now her landlord sues for unpaid rent. Fortunately, for Hill she’ll have temporary housing for several months in Rickers. She is ordered to report to jail by July 8. TMZ reports Lauryn has since reached a settlement with the landlords, [...]
As previously report, Tim Dog is a wanted man. Since evidence of Tim Dog’s death hasn’t surface, a bounty hunter will be on the hunt. I’m just thinking, couldn’t healthy records, if seized close the case??? I’m sure the following isn’t evidence enough. via AllHipHop
Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports have acquired Geno Smith (QB) who is signed to N. Y. Jets. According to reports Jay is under investigation for his practice to signing Smith. Recruitment can only be handled by certified agents, which is NFL rules & regulations. If he’s even in the room while Smith sign contracts, that [...]
Nas is venturing into retails. He is breaking ground in Las Vegas to open a sneaker shop. The shop is schedule to open later this year. The rapper took to his twitter page to share the news, “On the construction site for my sneaker store in Vegas!! Comin this year y’all #SneakerFiends,” he tweeted. [...]
Snoop Dogg will continue his voice over acting in an animation move called ‘Turbo’. According to XXL, Snoop Dogg plays a laid back character which emulate his own personality. The 3d move will hit big screens July 17. via XXL
50 Cent has proven to have a kinder side. He helps finance a funeral for a 14 year old who was killed by a stray bullet. According to XXL D’aja Robinson was on her way home from a birthday party when a gunman shot nine rounds on the side of the city bus. Robinson later [...]
Busta Rhymes has been hit with a lawsuit for unpaid studio time. According to TMZ, Paramount Recording Studios has an outstanding bill for studio time that totals $70,300. The lawsuit alleges Rhymes used 375 studio hours in 35 sessions. Rhymes’ team as yet to comment on these allegations. We will keep you posted. via TMZ
On Monday, May 27 Andre 3000′s mom was found dead in her Atlanta home. The cause of death is unknown. Sharon Benjamin-Hado was 58. Our prayers are with 3000 and his family during this difficult time. Source
Fat Joe spoke to MTV’s “RapFix Live” about his tax woes. The veteran rapper is facing jail time on charges that he failed to pay taxes on approximately $3 million in income in 2007 and 2008. The rapper goes on to say: I can’t really explain that ’cause I got a real court case going on, like facing [...]
According to TMZ, Biggie Smalls daughter Tyanna Smalls, 19 year old has released her clothing line called “Notoriouss” — a line of shirts and other fashion items. Check it out here.
Floyd Myers, Heavy D’s brother and business manager attempted to obtain control of Heavy’s asset from a 1999 will. In this will, signed by Heavy, it states that Myers is the admin over Heavy’s estate which leaves the rapper’s 13-year old daughter, Xea without gaining anything. Reports state: Floyd Myers wants the court to honor [...]
J-Mix catches up with Money B to talk about the past present and future of the veteran MC!
Tony Touch will be releasing unseen footage via webisode for 50 days leading up to his release of The Piece Maker (Return of the 50 MCs) via Sony RED on July 9. To commemorate the album’s release, Touch will release a 50-part video series of never before seen footage collected by the DJ himself. To kick [...]
As reported perviously, Tim Dog faked his death. Now there’s a warrant out for Timothy Blair aka Tim Dog which has been issued in Mississippi. At the time of his death, Tim Dog was convicted of swindling a number of women out of money on an online dating site that was close to $2 million. After [...]
On August 30, 2012, Chris Lighty was found dead at his Riverdale, NY home that he shared with his soon to be ex-wife Veronica. The police ruled the untimely death suicide by self-inflicted gun wound. Those who knew Lighty best wasn’t happy with the Medical Examiners reports thus initiating a private investigation by Attorney Scott [...]
Grammy Award Winning, Mary J Blige is another high profile citizen that Uncle Sam is going after. According to TMZ, Blige owes the IRS $3.4 million in unpaid taxes. A tax lien has been issued because she failed to pay her income taxes for 2009, 2010, and 2011. If she fails to pay the lump [...]
A Mississippi woman claims Timothy “Tim Dog” Blair faked his death. Back in February it was reported that Tim Dog died due to complications from diabetes and experienced a seizure. This one hit wonder, “F-ck Compton”, rapper faked his death because he scammed people out of 2 million dollars. Folks became suspicious when a death certificate wasn’t [...]
Because Eazy-E died from AIDS, band member Bizzy Bone of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony feels he doesn’t get the recognition he deserves as one of the best lyricist in the rap game. “Bizzy spoke with TMZ and said, “Some people seem like they are afraid to commemorate him due to how he died. But Bone never once has [...]
Cee-Lo is reuniting with his band mates to work on a reunion album, Age Against The Machine and reality show, entitled The Clee-Lo Life. The show will follow Cee-Lo and the group members as they prepare to drop their first album since 1999. The show has been picked up by TBS. TBS reportedly order six [...]
The TLC movie “Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story” is currently in production. The story will highlight the group’s humbled beginnings, downfalls, and death. Directed by Charles Stone III who brought us “Drumline” and “Mr.3000″ starring Bernie Mac. The original members, Chilli and T-Boz, have signed off on this [...]
Mister Cee is still trying to play victim and make peace with his inter demons by doing a PSA for the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. Two weeks ago Mister Cee was arrested for soliciting a male prostitute. Later he claimed, during an interview, with New York’s radio station Hot 97 that he is not gay but has [...]
While I was researching for my segment, I came across this article over at XXL. The correspondent found the most random hip-hop memorabilia currently open for bid on eBay. Some items that caught my eye was the following. If you’re interesting in making a bid head over to ebay.
Jimmy Iovine and business partner Dr. Dre who co-founded Beats by Dre are venturing into another business deal. They have come together to donate $70 million to create a new music academy at University of Southern California. The four-year program will teach undergraduates the necessary skills to be successful in the music industry. The dean [...]
BoostMobile presents Rock The Bells 10th year anniversary. Appearances will be made by Eazy E & ODB via 3-D avatar created by Gig-It. Eazy-E’s image, also known as a “hologram”, will be performing with Bone Thugs-In-Harmony and OBD will hit the stage with Wu Tang. [...]
Nas and Uncle Sam are butting heads. Looks like Uncle Sam might win this one… According to TMZ: The next time you buy a Nas album, you’re really just handing your money over to the government — because the rapper’s delinquent tax filings have caused Uncle Sam to begin garnishing his wages … TMZ has [...]
The Bestie Boys will be inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by Public Enemy’s Chuck D. The ceromony will take place on April 14 and air on HBO, May 5. (AllHipHop News) It was recently announced that 25 years after their Def Jam debut album Licensed To Ill was released, Brooklyn rapping trio The Beastie [...]
Public Enemy’s Flavor Flav has step out from reality shows and ventured into the restaurant business. And Rightfully so, Flav, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton, is the son of a restaurateur and attended culinary school in the 1970s before gaining fame as a member of the rap group Public Enemy in the ’80s. [...]
Mystikal spoke with Power 105.1 Breakfast Club about dropping his new album on Cash Money’s label. The exact release date is uncertain, however Mystikal says it may drop towards the end of the year. He talks about the six years he spent in prison. He says, the beefs were [...]
DMX surfaced on Power 105.1 “The Breakfast Club” this morning. During the interview they asked him how he felt about today’s hip hop, Drake, and Rick Ross. Without hesitation, he flat out said, “I don’t like Drake”. On Ross he said, “All he does is [...]
J-COLE HANGS WITH DIGITAL UNDERGROUND BACKSTAGE AND TELLS HOW HE USED TO DO IT BACK IN THE DAY!
The place was 6th and Gladys Ave. right in the heart of LA’s Skid Row. the historic “Operation Skid Row Music Festival” took place the weekend of Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, the 20th anniversary year of the Rodney King riots and the 25th anniversary year of Public Enemy’s existence. Making the event possible were [...]
According to TMZ the cause of Heavy D’s death was pulmonary embolism caused by deep leg vein thrombosis. In short, blood clots in his lungs was the cause of death. R.I.P Heavy D.
Common visited New York’s Power 105.1 Breakfast Club with Charlamagne The God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy. He talked about his latest single “So Sweet” from his new album The Dreamer. When asked if the record was dissing Drake his response, “Yeah, I know, some people [...]
I guess the rescission has hit the pimps too or either the stable is empty and dry. On December 10, Snoop Dogg is hosting this year’s 34th annual Players Ball which will also serve as a fund raiser for Bishop Don Magic Juan. Snoop will [...]
Over the weekend, Saturday, Erick Sermon of EMPD suffered a heart attack. He remains in a Long Island hospital recovering. DJ Scratch, the long time DJ of the group broke the news via his twitter account. “ErickSermon had a heart attack today. He’s ok, but still send your prayers. He [...]
Rap veteran Sir-Mix-A-Lot will celebrate the 20th anniversary of his 1992 hit “Baby Got Back” by releasing an app exclusive for iPhone users. The app is designed to take pictures that users will be able to manipulate. It will also allow users to “stretch any visual assets–fore and [...]
LL Cool J And Family Raise Money For Cancer Research LL Cool J, along with his wife Simone Smith and daughter Italia Smith raised over $100,000 for cancer research during an event last weekend. LL hosted the charity event called “Why Fashion Matters” to benefit the American Cancer Society [...]
Family members of Heavy D says, he went to the doctor the day before his death. LOS ANGELES — Rap legend Heavy D knew something was seriously wrong with his health the day before he suddenly collapsed and died Tuesday, officials told the [...]
Since DMX was released from Arizona State Prison, where he was sentenced to several months for violation, he has been making progress. He has shown he can stay clear from officials and keep his surroundings clean, literally. A couple of weeks after he was released, he [...]
According to a reliable source, Heavy D died from complications from pneumonia.
According to TMZ Heavy D was found unconscious on his walkway at his Beverly Hills home. Heavy D was rushed to a hospital in Los Angeles and was pronounced died. Cops are investigating the death and there are no signs of foul-play. Story Developing…
J. Prince who founded Rap-A-Lot Records in the 80′s has announced the release of their 25th Anniversary commemorative project. This limited edition will be available December 6 exclusively at your local Best Buy. The album features appearances by Lil Wayne, Birdman, Young Jeezy, Drake, Rick Ross, T.I., Bun [...]
According to SOHH.com Dame Dash allegedly owes the the government $3 millie. In late June, the Internal Revenue Service put a lien on Dash. Read More Here.
DMX was released from Yuma Prison in Arizona on Tuesday, July 19. XXL was there to caption the moment. What’s up next for X? Well he was rumored to have signed to Rick Ross’ Maymach Music, but he later denied those allegations. As a free man and [...]
Kool G Rap celebrated his 43rd birthday on Wednesday, July 20. On his birthday he sat down with SOHH.com. They asked him, if he had the opportunity to put together a supergroup who would make the cut. Including himself, he named some other established A list [...]
Goodie Mob’s Cee-Lo Green has been doing big things lately. He recently performed at Glastonbury, finished his first season on The Voice as a judge, and plunged into his own show Talking To Strangers. Watch Green rock the Late Night Show.
The Montreux Jazz Festival is a two week celebration of music’s greatest artists. It’s held every summer in Montreux, Switzerland overlooking Geneva. This year’s festivities included such legends as Sting, Carlos Santana, Chaka Khan, B.B. King, Bootsy Collins, and Quincy Jones. Also scheduled [...]
Rapper Tone Loc pled “not guilty” today to two felonies in his domestic violence case — 1) beating up his baby mama … 2) possession of an unregistered, military-grade ASSAULT RIFLE. According to police, cops found the unregistered Colt AR-15 Sporter during an investigation … after the rapper was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence [...]
NEWARK, N.J.— Rapper and actor Ja Rule faces sentencing in federal court in New Jersey for failing to file income tax returns. The platinum-selling rapper, whose real name is Jeffrey Atkins, faces up to three years in prison at his sentencing in Newark. Atkins admitted in March that he failed to pay taxes on more [...]
Female Rapper Foxy Brown has plans to make a comeback this year. In her latest interview with the NY POST, she reveals that Playboy has offered her a 2 million dollar cover deal. Foxy has not released an album in over a decade, she says. “It’s not that I’ve been twiddling my thumbs. I’ve [...]
THE HISTORY OF HIP HOP – TOMMY BOY 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT Tommy Boy’s 30th Anniversary will be held in Montreux, Suisse July 15. Performing acts by Afika Bambaata, Coolio, House of Pain, Naughty by Nature, Prince Paul, and Digital Underground. The tribute concert will be hosted by Shock G. Along with the performing acts, [...]
With all the drama behind the A Tribe Called Quest documentary it seems to be warmly accepted in the film community. Michael Rapaport’s documentary on the legendary Hip-Hop group won a prestigious award during the Los Angeles Film Festival on June 26. The name of Rapaport’s documentary is Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels [...]
Okay, so, sure we’re a little disappointed that Jay-Z and Kanye did NOT release their collaboration Watch The Throne this past July 4th, but some good news is keeping us a little distracted. Jay has revealed that he’s been working on his TWELFTH solo album and has already recorded two new songs for the [...]
DMX just scored an extended stay in his Arizona prison after the rapper was allegedly caught with drugs behind bars … but that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, DMX broke SEVERAL rules in Yuma state prison since January — including drug possession, failing or refusing a drug test, smoking [...]
Female rapper Khia only way to stay relevant is by dissing established artist and celebrities who are on top. Her latest antics is an A-Z letter where she describes how she feels about Amber Rose, Lil Kim, Chris Brown, Beyonce and others… Letter A- Amber Rose: Imma show this b*tch a little love cuz [...]
Chinara Butler says she’s yet to receive any money from Rap-A-Lot Records, disapproves of them putting together an album with unreleased Pimp C music. Houston’s Rap-A-Lot Records and Chinara Butler, the wife of the late rapper Chad “Pimp C” Butler, have found themselves in a seemingly never-ending battle over the rights to release Pimp C’s [...]
Beanie Sigel appeared on RapFix Live with Sway and revealed that Jay-Z refused to release him from Def Jam in 2005. After Sigel was released from prison in 2005, 50 Cent wanted to give him a deal but Jay wouldn’t cut him loose. Watch the interview below. Beanie Sigel speaks with Sway about G-Unit Deal
Because Ghostface Killah used the theme song from the Iron Man series, he’s being sued by composer Jack Urbont. Urbont claims Killah and Sony Entertainment illegally sampled his theme song from he Marvel animated series that was used off the rappers’s 2000 album. In addition to the copyright infringement, Urbont feels Killah’s moniker Tony Stark [...]
According to Hayley Atwell’s interview with Esquire, she mentions Outkast’s Andre 3000 may be taking a leading role in Jimi Hendrix’s biopic. “Next up is possibly a Jimi Hendrix biopic — an independent film with Andre 3000 from OutKast playing Jimi Hendrix. But I don’t know, really. The Atwell [...]
Between 1997 and 2005, Missy Elliott put out six studio albums, never pausing for more than two years between LPs. She wrote her own songs and made amazing videos. Then suddenly the music stopped. She guested on a couple of tracks by Ciara and others but did not release any more albums. Missy has been [...]