Hip Hop News

February 17, 2005

Jay Z to return to Rap

Jay-Z is already plotting his return to rap. The Island Def Jam Music Group President racked up a plethora of accolades in 2004, but has opted to served double duty...
February 16, 2005

Clinton Sparks . . . Get Familiar

Clinton Sparks has found another home, here at Rap Basement. We launched his exclusive Artist 2 Fan Section. Where he will interact with fans by posting exclusives himself. Also on...

Kid Rock warrant issued

An arrest warrant has been issued for Kid Rock, after the rapper/musician allegedly punched a DJ during an altercation at a strip club. Reports said the incident occured around 3:00...

P Diddy getting sued over Autobiography

Random House Inc. is reportedly suing rap mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs for not paying back a $300,000 advance on an autobiography the hip-hop star never completed. The publisher alleges...

Big L Tribute Show a success

Although he may not have had the mainstream appeal of other fallen Hip-Hop icons, Big L was no less talented. And certainly no less loved. This Wednesday (Feb. 16) Lord...

Lil Wyte talks label, Wyte Wear

While rapper Lil’ Wyte’s own success story is still being written, he’s already working on his own label, Wyte Records and a clothing line, Wyte Wear. The first group Lil’...
February 15, 2005

New Eminem Video : Exclusive First Look

It’s official. Eminem’s next video, from his four million plus sold album Encore, is “Mockingbird.” Never before has the world seen this side of Eminem – or his family. Using...

Tired Of Crunk? No Says LiL Jon

Rapper/producer is working hard while he’s hot, but he’ll always make music for fans. Lil Jon & the East Side Boyz’s Southern-fried ballad “Lovers & Friends” continues to hang near...

Book Publisher Suing P. Diddy

Court papers say he ‘simply kept’ $300,000 advance. A book publishing company is suing Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, alleging that he “simply kept” a $300,000 advance it paid for his...
February 14, 2005

Kanye Steals The Show

Youth had hoped to be served at the 47th annual Grammy Awards — with artists like Kanye West, Usher, Alicia Keys and Green Day racking up more than 30 nominations...

Game Takes Aim At Jay-Z

Dr. Dre intervenes, says lyrics weren’t directed at Compton MC.In the wake of a recent radio freestyle session by Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek and Chris of the Young Gunz, the Game...