Just one week after rapper Jay-Z was named in an internal affairs investigation for receiving a police escort from Washington D.C. police, the Hip-Hop mogul's name is now surfacing in an NYPD investigation of police officers as well.
Up to 40 officers could be indicted as a result of an investigation regarding rampant ticket fixing within the NYPD.
Rap stars Nas, Lauryn Hill Raekwon & Ghostface and Cypress Hill have been announced as the headliners of the Rock the Bells 2011 Festival Series.
The rappers along with R&B singer Erykah Badu, will perform their groundbreaking albums in full
Rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs will be honored next month during the 24th annual ASCAP Rhythm and Soul Music Awards.
Combs will receive the Founders Award during the annual song writers celebration, which will take place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Los Angeles California.
Rapper Eminem was the big winner at last night's (May 23rd) Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Eminem snagged six Billboard Awards during the ceremony, including the evening's top honor of Artist of the Year, based on his hit album Recovery.
Lost Boyz member, Mr. Cheeks has inked a deal with Stephen Marley's Ghetto Youths International imprint and is planning a new album for 2011.
The first single and from Mr. Cheeks' upcoming album And The Winner Is…will be titled "Havin' Fun," which features singer Mya Azucena.
Rapper Wiz Khalifa has announced the 40-city "Rolling Papers Tour," which will kick off June 11th at the Bonnaroo Festival in Manchester, Tennessee.
The "Rolling Papers Tour" will also feature rappers Big Sean, Chevy Woods and DJ Bonics.
Philadelphia rapper Cassidy has been released from jail, after being arrested for a probation violation last week.
Cassidy was arrested by police in Hackensack, New Jersey on May 14th, after Philadelphia police issue a warrant for the rapper, claiming he violated his probation.
Police in Toronto, Canada are searching for a man who scammed over $500,000 from a South African promoter, using Hip-Hop artists Drake and Nicki Minaj.
Andrew Wilson is accused of portraying himself as a high roller in order to scam people, to support his lavish lifestyle.
St. Louis, Missouri rapper Nelly is reportedly working on another project to follow his last album, 5.0.
While Nelly was unhappy with the album sales of 5.0, the album's break out single "Just A Dream" earned him a Grammy nomination and sold over 4 million copies, proving the rappers star power.
The Urban Wrestling Federation (UWF) will officially launch this June in New York City with a number of top rappers involved.
Gun Play from Rick Ross' Maybach Music label, Brisco, Red Cafe, Big Block, Uncle Murda, Brisco, Gorilla Zoe, Billy Blue and Cuban Link have all signed onto UWF.