A representative for Island Def Jam has come forward to dispel growing reports that the label is planning to drop Nas, due to the title of his upcoming controversial CD, Nigger. Reports surfaced this week stating that retailers were refusing to stock the CD. According to reports, if Nas refused to change the title, Island Def Jam, which is a unit of Universal Music Group, was prepared to drop him from the label. “That is absolutely ridiculous and untrue,” an Island Def Jam spokesperson told []


First off I thought Diddy’s TV creation split! Secondly I plan on purchaing this issue. I wouldn”t normally but on this ocassion I’m making an exception. My loyal subscriber, Joel aka Magazine Soldier has written an article which I think is featured in this issue (currently waiting for this to be confirmed by the man himself!) Any way, the article better be good Solider! lol

FLAVOR FLAV: NO WORDS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

New ‘Flavor In Love’ promo photograph. I thought the last season of ‘Flavor In Love’ was the last? I’ve seen clips but have NEVER made the effort to watch an entire episode of this show. From what I’ve seen/heard its an abomination! Women fighting over THAT man, women deficating on the floor – nah!  I refuse to watch.

ATLANTIC RECORDS OFFICIALLY DROPS LIL KIM reports that rapper Lil Kim has now been officially dropped by Atlantic Records. On DJ Kay Slay’s Sirius Satellite Radio show “Streetsweeper Radio” last week, Kim shared that she harbors no ill feelings toward Atlantic. She said she was afraid to release her music independently several years ago but is now more comfortable in her knowledge of the music business to work her project. Well no surprises here folks. Next stop KOCH!


“Hip-hop has lost that generational thing. This used to be my generation’s little secret. Now you’ve got fathers getting jiggy with it. Who wants that? My son does not think it is sexy when he’s looking for his Jay-Z album and he finds it in my CD player. Where it goes, who knows? When something goes from nothing to the most popular you usually know where it goes from there.” (Former Def Jam President and now Chairman/CEO Warner Music Group, Lyor Cohen, talks to []