Chanel West Coast reveals Nicki Minaj was the reason she left Young Money

Former Young Money member Chanel West Coast recently sat down Shirley Ju on the “Shirley Temple” podcast and discussed why things didn’t work out with the label after initially planning to sign with Lil Wayne. Chanel was highly touted by Wayne and was managed by Young Money in 2012 before leaving the company after only […]

E-40 inks new deal to take his Earl Stevens Wine Selections nationwide

E-40 has been in the spirits business for a few years now with his Earl Stevens Wine Selections that have been sold throughout stores in California, and now he’s about to go nationwide.  The line now includes tequila, cognac, bourbon, and other assorted adult beverages. In addition, the rap tycoon just signed a multistate distribution […]

Too Short calls Lori Harvey a ‘player’ and defends her dating choices (videos)

Lori Harvey’s dating life has been a popular topic of late especially since she and Michael B. Jordan have become an item. In the past, the socialite and stepdaughter of comedian Steve Harvey has dated Future, Diddy, Trey Songz and Diddy’s son, Justin Combs. Rapper Boosie recently weighed in on her dating choices and said […]

Snoop, Ice Cube, Too Short and E-40 drop video for ‘American Skin’ soundtrack

Mount Westmore, the new supergroup comprised of Snoop Dogg, Ice Cube, Too Short and E-40, has finally put its official stamp down. The four-man crew of super spitters addresses racism, police brutality, culture appropriation, gentrification and more on the politically charged anthem “Step Child.” The song leads off the soundtrack for Nate Parker and Spike […]

Rap legends Snoop, Ice Cube, Too Short forming supergroup (video)

Even while the pandemic charted its destructive course across the American populace, some fruitful gifts sprouted and blossomed from the war-torn land. Rap legend D-Nice became an overnight sensation with his organic Club Quarantine sessions that even got rave reviews from first lady Michelle Obama. And, of course, producing icons Swizz Beatz and Timbaland created […]

Too Short denies rape allegations

This past week, news surfaced that legendary rapper Too Short was under investigation as a suspect in a rape case involving a reported mentee of his. Now, Short has finally responded to the accusations and controversy and is claiming that he is innocent. According to reports, the woman accusing Short of rape is an alleged protégée […]

Bone Thugs and Too Short headline tribute to 1996 at A3C Fest

1996 was a major year in hip-hop. 2 Pac released two masterpieces, All Eyes on Me and The Don Killuminati, before his untimely death; OutKast released their futuristic sophomore album ATLiens; Jay Z released his classic debut Reasonable Doubt; Nas released his sophomore hit It Was Written. Bone Thugs n Harmony and Too Short also […]

Lil Kim, the Lox, Luke and Too Short perform at Hip Hop Smackdown in Detroit

Epic, legendary and nostalgic, all describe what went down during the old school Hip Hop Smackdown concert at the Fox Theater in Detroit over the Memorial Day Holiday weekend. It was a reunion of 90’s and early 2000’s hip hop royalty and the lineup was exceptionally dope. Juvenile, Trina, Uncle Luke, Scarface, Too Short, The […]

A Q&A with Slink Johnson of Adult Swim’s ‘Black Jesus’

Tell us a bit about your origins in acting and entertainment. I got my start in acting when I did a student film for a friend of mine named Jason Van Veen back in 1993. I’ve always been a joking kind of guy. That’s just my personality. So, Jason took a liking to me and offered […]

Too Short chooses jail over probation

The “Blow The Whistle” rapper opted for the three months because he didn’t want to spend another three years being monitored and reporting to a probation officer.

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ continues its reign

The reign of Kendrick Lamar’s major label sophomore release, To Pimp aButterfly, continues. In addition to spending a second week in the top position of the Billboard 200, six individual songs from the LP have found their way onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart. “King Kunta” (No. 61), “The Blacker The Berry” (No. 66), “Alright” (No. 83), “Wesley’s Theory” […]

Rock the Bells 10th anniversary in Washington, D.C., Sept 28-29

Rock the Bells 2013 is celebrating their 10-year anniversary with shows in Washington, D.C., Sept. 28-29. With more than 50 acts performing over  two days, including E-40, Too Short, J. Cole, Pusha T, Kid Cudi, Talib Kweli, Wu Tang Clan, Common, Bones Thugs and Harmony, Slick Rick & Doug E Fresh, Young Dirty Bastard and many more. This festival is one that hip-hop lovers should make it a […]

Fall music festivals

Who doesn’t like a great festival? Check out the fall music festivals that are going on in the states to see which one you might be attending. Above, Rock the Bells 2013 is celebrating their 10-year anniversary with shows in multiple cities, including San Francisco,  Sept. 14-15; Washington, D.C., Sept. 28-29; and East Rutherford, N.J., Oct. 4-5. […]

K. Michelle and Elle Varner host rooftop pool party during BET Awards weekend

Elle Varner and K. Michelle hosted a rooftop pool party to celebrate BET Awards Weekend. Held at the London Hotel in West Hollywood, CA, the party featured music by DJ Tendaji Lathan. Celebrities in attendance included Dwyane Wade, Eva Pigford, Kevin McCall, Too Short, Robbie Jones (actor), Shanell (Young Money) and Josh Smith (Atlanta Hawks). […]

Phaedra Parks’ ex-lovers and boyfriends

Shrewd and sly “Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member Phaedra Parks has given birth to her and husband Apollo Nida’s second child, a 9-pound, 7-ounce newborn on May 8 2013. The renowned entertainment lawyer underwent a difficult pregnancy but was able to carry the newborn to term. The Parks-Nida household has now swelled to four […]