Prison Officials Investigating Shyne’s Phone Records - ShyneSource:

The release of Jamal “Shyne” Barrow’s album Godfather: Buried Alive has hit a snag, as prison officials claim the incarcerated rapper may have violated inmate rules by doing business from the prison phones.

Officials took Barrow’s phone privileges away today (August 16) and are now investigating that rapper’s phone calls. If he is found guilty of violating the rules, the victims of his 1999 shooting at Club New York will be able to sue […]

Annual Hip Hop Fest Cancelled at Kings Dominion -  Hip Hop NewsSource:

Black Entertainment Television and Paramount’s Kings Dominion theme park in Virginia have pulled the plug on their annual College Hip-Hop Fest.

According to a press release, the festival was yanked due to poor attendance. The annual event drew students from nearby black colleges in the area, as well as others up and down the east coast.

“We are disappointed but unfortunately, the number of students participating has declined to the point where […]

ESPN Signs Hip-Hop Artists for NBA 2K5 -  Hip Hop NewsSource:

More than 20 acts will provide original and licensed tracks for the basketball game’s soundtrack.

ESPN has announced some of the artists that will be featured on the soundtrack for the upcoming ESPN NBA 2K5. The basketballer will include the work of 22 hip-hop groups when it is released this fall for the Xbox and PlayStation 2.

The soundtrack, which featured more than three dozen songs, will be packaged into […]

Mr. Complex ‘Enters’ Film World -  Hip Hop NewsSource:

While rapper Mr. Complex works the underground circuit and tours throughout the globe, during daylight hours he works in a world much different than underground Hip-Hop.

As a production assistant [PA], Mr. Complex works with assistant director’s on various commercial movies and is planning his own film. While some may find it difficult to maneuver in such different arenas, Complex says there is nothing to it.

“It’s a business man, it’s a […]

Former Bad Boy Exec Charged With Money Laundering - Bad BoySource:

A former president of Bad Boy Records has been charged with laundering $1 million dollars in drug money through a bogus company.

Kirk Burrowes, who filed a $25 million dollar lawsuit against Sean “P. Diddy” Combs last year, is accused of depositing proceeds from cocaine sales into the bank account of a company known as Gutter Keys.

The indictment was unsealed in Manhattan Federal Court last week. The documents revealed that Burrowes cellphone was […]