Is Eminems Relapse Too Late
Despite an upcoming XXL cover, a promotional push from MTV, and a pair of singles that generated buzz and dollars for his record label, has Eminem’s time come and gone? According to a new article in the Boston Globe, the answer is yes.

Journalist Sarah Rodman argues that Eminem may have waited too long to mount his comeback, and that the country has become too fragmented to be captivated or shocked by the often controversial Slim Shady.

“Is it possible that the polarizing hip-hop star waited too long to reemerge&am ...
KnowHipHop - 05.04.09 8:21 am - [ Read More ]
Kid Cudi Announces Features For Debut Album
Kid Cudi announced today the three features appearing on his debut album, Man On The Moon: The Guardians, tentatively set for August on G.O.O.D. Music/Universal Motown. Those features will be none other than label CEO Kanye West, label-mate Common, and artistic influence Snoop Dogg.

The Cleveland rapper did not reveal any further details than that, but did admit that both UK Pop songstress Lily Allen and OutKast member Andre 3000 declined requests to appear on the album.

Cudi wrote in his trademark, all caps with liberal spell ...
KnowHipHop - 05.04.09 8:19 am - [ Read More ]
Birdman Says Id Kiss Lil Wayne Again
Cash Money Records CEO Bryan “Birdman/Baby” Williams took the “better late than never” approach to addressing the infamous photo of his mouth-to-mouth kiss with his label’s breakout superstar Lil Wayne.

In a recent interview with radio DJ Tim Westwood, Birdman gave his thoughts on the love shown between unofficial father and son. Perhaps to his credit—and a move that will make many yell “pause”—Birdman did not back down when the topic popped up.

“That’s my son,” Birdman explained to Westwood and the lis ...
KnowHipHop - 05.04.09 8:15 am - [ Read More ]
Dmx Ordered To Pay 240000k In 2004 Road Rage Incident
A New York Judge has ordered rapper DMX to pay $240,000 for assaulting a man at the JFK International Airport while posing as an FBI agent. In addition to these charges, the jury also held him liable for the emotional distress of the man’s mother and 12 year-old daughter.

The incident, which occurred in June of 2004, finally reached a verdict after a three-day trial. According to The Journal News, the victim, Sergei Priporin, claimed that DMX used a police light and siren to force him to pull over at the airport. X allegedly assaulte ...
KnowHipHop - 05.04.09 8:22 am - [ Read More ]
Nas And Kelis To Divorce
Rapper Nas and singer Kelis are headed for a divorce after less than six years of marriage.

“I can confirm that she has filed for divorce,” said a spokesperson for Kelis to VIBE magazine. “We request the media to respect her privacy during this very difficult time.”

Attorney Laura Wasser filed a divorce upon Kelis' behalf, citing irreconcilable differences. This is despite the fact that the couple are expecting a son together.

It was noted in her divorce papers that Kelis, who is seven months pregnant, ...
KnowHipHop - 05.01.09 8:21 am - [ Read More ]
Gza Busta Rhymes The Knux Added To Rock The Bells
As one of summer’s most celebrated tours, Rock The Bells 2009 Festival features some of the best artists Hip Hop has to offer. While their initial line-up was announced earlier this month, promoters Guerilla Union have been adding acts in the last couple weeks to build buzz for their national tour.

Yesterday was no different, as New York veterans Busta Rhymes and GZA, along with New Orleans upstarts The Knux were added to a line-up that already includes over 30 other artists. The addition of GZA brings the count of Wu-Tang Clan membe ...
KnowHipHop - 05.01.09 8:20 am - [ Read More ]
Jay Zs Blueprint 3 Is Full Fledged Classic
When Jay-Z announced that he'd release a third installment to The Blueprint series, anticipation blew up. The buzz around the LP has grown tremendously and now we have some information on what has been quite a secretive project to date. Chicago's own No I.D. has been in the lab working on the highly anticipated Jay LP and he's one of the few speaking on the overall sound of the album.

"Me and Kanye [West] been doing a lot of work. We worked on The Blueprint [3] together," he recently said in a vi ...
KnowHipHop - 05.01.09 8:17 am - [ Read More ]
Snoop Dogg Testifies In Civil Trial Against Fan
After filing a $22 million lawsuit against Snoop Dogg in 2006, the case of Richard Monroe Jr. versus Snoop Dogg is going to trial. Monroe alleges that Snoop (real name: Calvin Broadus) hit him with a brass-knuckle microphone during a skirmish at a 2005 concert during his "How the West Was Won" tour.

Court documents state Monroe believed he was responding to what he thought was a call for audience members to join the performers on stage. When Monroe jumped on the performance stage, he claims members of [Snoop's] ...
KnowHipHop - 05.01.09 8:09 am - [ Read More ]
Former Clipse Manager Indicted On Charges Of Leading 10 Million Drug Ring
According to the Virginia Pilot, Anthony Gonzalez, former Clipse manager and club owner has been indicted and charged with being behind a 10-million dollar drug this week by a U.S. District Court.

The 34-year-old former club owner is said to have ran his drug ring mostly from his club, Encore Lounge, which was closed earlier this year due to a number of incidents including shootings and drug deals.

The indictment against Gonzalez and the others involved states that they "put themselves out as music producers, rappers, ...
KnowHipHop - 05.01.09 8:07 am - [ Read More ]
What Does Eminem Think Of Asher Roth Are They Alike
XXL magazine’s latest issue features Eminem as the cover artist, who spoke on the topic of Asher Roth in his interview.

While stating he hasn’t really gotten a chance to sit down and thoroughly listen to the Pennsylvania emcee, Em did acknowledge the whispers of their supposed comparisons. “There was talk about people saying he sounded like me, and he was doing this and that and, you know, trying to take what I do and do it…The stuff that I've heard from him honestly, which certainly isn't enough for me to make ...
KnowHipHop - 04.27.09 10:13 am - [ Read More ]
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