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Layzie Bone Arrested & Released On Bail

Layzie Bone is the latest member of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to have a brush with the law, after police discovered outstanding warrants and cuffed the veteran emcee. Founding Bone Thugs-N-Harmony member Layzie Bone was arrested this morning. The Cleveland, Ohio native was arrested in Calabasas, California after he had what TMZ called, "an encounter" with police…
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Treach Fires Vinnie From Naughty By Nature On Twitter

There appears to be a riff happening in Hip-Hop group Naughty by Nature. Late last night a tweet from frontman Treach’s Twitter account said that fellow Naughty member, Vinnie, was “fired” from the group, and in a follow-up tweet Treach went on to call Vin Rock a few expletives as well. [expand title="More MBiz" tag="h2"]…
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George Clinton Compares Chief Keef To Funkadelic

Funk pioneer George Clinton of Parliament Funkadelic says he loves the Chicago rapper's "I Don't Like." George Clinton found an interesting musical link. The Funk pioneer said he compares Chief Keef's "I Don't Like" to Funkadelic's "Get Off Your Ass and Jam," a 1975 song Clinton wrote that has been sampled by Public Enemy, Tupac…
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Lil’ Kim Sued By Former Business Manager For $15 Million

Lil Kim has been sued by a former business manager who charges the Queen Bee cost her millions in failed business deals. Andrew Ro of International Rock Star Corp says he lost millions on Lil Kim after he had a number of products for the BK rapper to endorse, including perfume, energy drinks, vodka, clothing…
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Diddy Slams Bullying In WWE-Sponsored Clip

Diddy partners with WWE's Be a STAR initiative to combat bullying. Diddy has a new cause. The mogul appears in a new video for WWE's Be A STAR anti-bullying initiative. [expand title="More MBiz" tag="h2"] The man born Sean Combs calls bullying a "very serious" issue in the 60-second clip. "No matter the form or the…
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Emmett Till’s Family Reacts To Mountain Dew Dropping Lil Wayne

The Till family commends Mountain Dew for dropping Lil Wayne. The Emmett Till family's campaign to see action taken against Lil Wayne found success yesterday when Mountain Dew dropped Lil Wayne as a sponsor. Today, the Till family reacts publicly to the news and now hopes to put the saga behind them. [expand title="More MBiz" tag="h2"] According to AllHipHop, Airickca…
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Funeral Services Planned for Chris ‘Mac Daddy’ Kelly

After a week of mourning and speculation that Chris “Mac Daddy” Kelly died of a drug overdose, funeral services have officially been planned for the former childhood star from the rap duo Kris Kross. [expand title="More MBiz" tag="h2"] While cocaine and heroin are likely to be the deadly combination that took the life of Chris…
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Mister Cee To Address Prostitution Bust On Hot 97 Morning Show

DJ Mister Cee will reportedly join the Hot 97 morning show to address the allegations that he was arrested attempting to get sex from a male prostitute. The news broke earlier today, as police claimed Cee, a Hot 97 DJ, tried to solicit a man for sex on a Brooklyn corner earlier Saturday morning. The…
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Mr. Serv-On Recalls The Phone Conversation That Broke Up No Limit Records

Mr. Serv-On claims Master P and No Limit Records gave artists the best contracts in Rap history. He reveals how a speaker-phone and an upset executive compromised an independent juggernaut. [expand title="More MBiz" tag="h2"] In 1999, Mr. Serv-On's sophomore album, Da Next Levelgarned a #1 debut on the Rap/Hip Hop charts for reigning independent label No…
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Kris Kross’ Chris Kelly Autopsy Complete

There is no evidence of foul play, but a cause of death won't be determined until after the toxicology report is completed. [expand title="More MBiz" tag="h2"] There are no signs of trauma or foul play in the death of Kris Krossrapper Chris Kelly, lending credence to reports that the 34-year-old died after he had taken a…
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Waka Flocka Flame Says Gucci Mane Did Not Help His Career

Waka Flocka Flame maintains that nobody helped him in his career. He also adds that his mom, Debra Antney, did not help his career either. Earlier this year, Waka Flocka Flame and Gucci Mane had a falling out. The two former collaborators traded disses via Twitter after Gucci said Flocka was dropped from 1017 Brick Squad. Recently, Waka shared more…
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Gucci Mane Released From Jail

Gucci Mane has been released from jail after serving three weeks for a parole violation. The rapper was in jail for parole violation stemming from an alleged assault of a man with a bottle. In that case, a man allegedly asked Gucci for an autograph is the VIP section of an Atlanta night club. He…
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Chris Kelly, half of 1990s Kris Kross rap duo, dead at 34

(CNN) -- Chris Kelly, one-half of the 1990s rap duo Kris Kross, died Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital after he was found unresponsive at his home. He was 34. [expand title="More MBiz" tag="h2"] How Kelly died isn't known, and the Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office said an autopsy is planned for Thursday. Kelly, together with Chris…
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