Jim Jones is set to star in a leading role and executive produce the soundtrack for the film Vampire Life: The Movie. The Dipset Capo has partnered with CMG Entertainment in a multi-million dollar deal to produce and distribute the film, which will be released in December of this year.
Inspired by Jones’ Vamp Life movement, the film is described to be an action film with a similarity to the 2002 movie State Property, according to Brandi Hunter of MediaHunter Public Relations.
Much has been made of Kendrick Lamar's upbringing in California's notorious city Compton. Now, in a recent interview with VEVO and McDonald's, the Black Hippy rapper explains how his family anchored his music and life in the CPT.
K. Dot explained that not only did his parents raise him on a variety of Hip Hop and R&B acts, but they also instructed him to maintain a positive and socially conscious outlook. He said that it's because of them that he's been able to make the kind of music he now makes and preach his message.
This Tuesday (August 28 at 10PM), Maybach Music Group recording artist Meek Mill makes his BET Network movie debut in Streets. Meek, who plays himself in the film, stars alongside Nafeesa Williams (Nicole Gordon) and Marvin Warner (Michael Butler).
Rapper Jim Jones will join Hot 97 community activist/radio personality Lisa Evers for the third “Push for Peace” concert tomorrow (August 25). The third “Push for Peace” concert will take place in Harlem, for the first time.
The goal of the concert is to empower young people, in addition to developing conflict resolution skills as an alternative to violence.
Hip-Hop star Kanye West was handed a victory in court on Monday (August 20) in a lawsuit over the rapper’s hit single “Stronger.”
Producer Vincent Peters sued Kanye West in June of 2010, claiming that the single, taken from West’s album Graduation, was actually his.
Jay-Z has dumped a lawsuit that stemmed over a recipe for chicken wings at his 40/40 Club in New York City.
Originally, Jay-Z had filed a the $1.5 million federal after chef Mike Shand was hired to overhaul the menu of the 40/40 Club. Shand eventually left the establishment and took several recipes with him, including the chicken wing.
The story of United States drug gang Black Mafia Family (BMF) will make its world premiere during the 16th annual Urbanworld Film Festival.
The 80-minute documentary, titled “BMF: The Rise and Fall of a Hip-Hop Drug Empire,” will be spotlighted during the 16th annual event, which will take place from September 19-23 in New York.
New Orleans-bred Cash Money/Young Money CEO Lil Wayne recently took to Twitter to announce the long-awaited release date for the fourth installment in his dedication series.
Dedication 4 will release on August 30, nearly two weeks after the previously anticipated release date of August 15.
West Coast veteran Xzibit has announced an October release date for his highly anticipated album Napalm. Xzibit lined up a who’s who in Hip-Hop for Napalm, which will feature guest appearances by artists like Wiz Khalifa, E-40, Prodigy, Crooked I, The Game, Slim The Mobster and Tha Alkaholiks.
“If you know Hip-Hop, you’re going to love and appreciate Napalm,” Xzibit told AHH. “The tone of the album is a testament to what I’ve been through in the last six years. I’m ready to kick some ass!”
Rapper Lil Wayne debuted his Trukfit clothing line at S.L.A.T.E. earlier this week in Las Vegas.
S.L.A.T.E. is an annual, curated gathering of progressive streetwear labels from the skate, surf, art and music communities.