A Detroit councilman continues to pursue a lawsuit against Dr. Dre, stemming from a controversial concert in 2000 in Detroit, where a confrontation with police was captured on film and used in a hit DVD.
The Supreme Court of Michigan will hear oral arguments from both lawyers today, in regards to the lawsuit, which was originally filed in 2000, shortly after the release of the Up In Smoke DVD.
West Coast Hip-Hop veteran and Lench Mob recording artist WC has launched Big Swang and is planning to release a brand new album this Spring titled Revenge of the Barracuda.
The rapper, who launched his career as part of the group Low Profile in 1989, went on to form WC and The Maad Circle (which included Sir Jinx, Coolio and DJ Crazy Toones) and the Hip-Hop super group West Side Connection, with former group members Mack 10 and Ice Cube.
A new E.P. by rap group Slaughterhouse will land in stores next month on Entertainment One Music, the label announced today (January 18th). The Slaughterhouse E.P. contains material the group recorded as artists on E1 and features guests appearances by Sheek Louch, Jadakiss, Styles P., Dres and Iffy.
Production by Black Milk, Mr. Porter, Frequency rounds out the EP, which is slated to land in stores on February 8, the same day as the group's cover issue of the March 2011 XXL Magazine lands on newsstands.
Better late than never for Lil Wayne. The Cash Money superstar wasn't able to record a collaboration with his protégée Nick Minaj in time to make her debut album, Pink Friday, due to his incarceration. But Weezy more than made up for it two months later by lending a verse to a remix of her spastic "Roman's Revenge," dubbed "Roman's Revenge 2.0."
"I eat your face off/ You n---as sweet as pie, like this is a bake off," Wayne spits to open his guest spot. "I love Nicki's curves/ Swing at the baseball."
Kanye West has taken to Twitter to chastise the media for fueling a "fake Twitter" war with Britney Spears and spreading other rumors about him that he says aren't true.
The revered Chicago rapper/producer lashed out over reporting on a series of tweets he sent to Britney Spears last week, "congratulating her" on being #1, by claiming that his record "H.A.M." with Jay-Z was the "greatest record of all time."
Just Blaze and Dr. Dre briefly joined forces to make an announcement for the looming release of Detox.
In an online video, Just Blaze allows Dr. Dre to reveal that Detox will hit stores on April 20.
Lil Kim has a new beef to worry about, as Miami rapper Jacki-O has released a track titled "Bang, Bang" which takes several shots clearly aimed at Lil Kim.
Tonight (Janury 17th), Jacki-O dropped "Bang, Bang," which is coincidentally the name of a controversial track by Capone-N-Noreaga that featured Foxy Brown dissing Lil Kim
Harlem, New York emcee Jim Jones survived a car accident which took place early this morning.
The Diplomats member reportedly walked away from a crash that totalled his passenger van. Details are still releasing, but Miss Info acquired images of the accent's aftermath as proof of its gravity.
Jay-Z continues his expansion into the UK market with the signing of rapper K. Koke to the Roc Nation label.
According to UK website Soul Culture, respected rapper K. Koke and his Suspect Entertainment inked a joint venture deal with Roc Nation/RCA to introduce the rapper to the world
Lil Wayne became the latest victim of hackers on Twitter earlier today (January 16th), when his account was compromised by an unknown individual.
As soon as the individual gained access to Wayne's account, the rapper's original name of "@liltunechi" was changed to "@LilChinetu" and a series of tweets started going out to Wayne's 1,268,468 followers