*Spike Lee says Jesse Jackson needs to go somewhere and sit down.
Well not in those words, but when EUR caught up with the filmmaker in Beverly Hills yesterday to discuss Jackson's comments about Barack Obama "talking down to black people," and wanting to "cut off his nuts," Lee expressed profound disappointment in the civil rights veteran and suggested that jealousy may have been behind his words, which were said when Jackson thought his mic was… Continue
Former Clipper, Cory Maggette plans to sign with the Warriors for about $5 Mill a yr. Not sure on deal length yet but a quality move. Especially after losin’ Davis. Celtics and Spurs had interest but didn’t wanna pay up.
*Having the hottest record in the country right now isn't enough for Lil Wayne. The New Orleans-born rapper just stepped into the bubbly business with his newly-launched Halo Champagne.
Weezy teamed with the company Milestone Brands and French grower Voirin-Jumeh to develop the product, which is scheduled to arrive in stores later this year. Halo made its formal premiere in the video for Wayne's No. 1 single "Lollipop."
*Kanye West says he's about to create a line of men's footwear for the French fashion house Louis Vuitton, as well as a non-Louis-related line of womens wear headed for stores this fall.
The rapper showed up Friday at Vuitton's spring 2009 show in Paris’ Jardins de Bagatelle and told Women's Wear Daily: ”I’m here for Louis” before revealing that he is working with the fashion giant on a men’s shoe line.
An Oakdale man was sentenced up to 26 years in prison Tuesday afternoon, for the attempted murder of a Minneapolis Police officer. In November, 34-year-old Israel Anderson shot Officer Daniel Grosland in the ankle. Grosland was trying to break up a fight in a downtown parking lot.
Prosecutors said a friend of Anderson’s was in the middle of a fight. Anderson left and came back with a gun. He fired four to six rounds, striking Grosland and… Continue
*Actor-producer Ice Cube is going back to his hip hop roots this summer to promote his upcoming album, "Raw Footage."
The former member of gangsta rap group NWA has organized a late-summer U.S. tour to coincide with the album's Aug. 19 release. The trek will hit clubs and theaters across the country, beginning Aug. 21 in Seattle and wrapping Sept. 21 in New York City. [Scroll down to view itinerary.]
A 3-year-old boy was crushed to death Friday evening by a large, rusted steel gate at the Cabrini-Green housing complex, prompting a crowd to gather and hurl accusations of mismanagement at property managers.
"How many accidents happen over here because of failed inspections," screamed Willie J.R. Fleming, a resident and a director with the Coalition to Protect Public Housing. "There's no accountability, there's no oversight of this."
*Global Music Group is the new owners of famed West coast-based rap label Death Row Records after former owner Marion "Suge" Knight lost his appeal Tuesday against a ruling that forced him to sell off the label's assets.
In May, a bankruptcy judge in California ordered the rap mogul to liquidate the label at an auction.
The sale was supposed to take place on Tuesday. Instead, Suge was in court trying to stop it from… Continue
Soulja boy is fresh ass hell and is actually the true meaning of what hip hop is sposed to be. He came from the hood, made his own beats, made up a new saying, new sound and a new dance with one song. He had all of America rapping this summer. If that ain’t Hip Hop then what is? A bunch of wannabe keep it real rappers that ain’t even relevant, recycling samples trying to act like it’s 96 again and all they do is hate on new shit?… Continue
The little boy's body was a study in pain. He was covered in cigarette burns, including to his genitals. He couldn't fully open his hand because it had been burned on a stove. His tooth was broken with a nerve exposed. And he had been made to sit in his own urine and feces, authorities say.
As the 5-year-old remains hospitalized by kidney failure brought on from malnutrition, two county supervisors are… Continue
*Kanye West will headline a concert in Los Angeles following the grand finale of the 25-city Nike+Human Race, the world’s biggest one-day running event taking place on Aug. 31.
"This race is bringing together hundreds of thousands of people from all over the world to run and listen to some great music while serving a higher cause, and I’m excited to perform in L.A. as part of the grand finale,” West said in a… Continue
A Baltimore County grand jury has indicted a 16-year-old in the death of his mother and the beating of his father, according to court records.
Lewin Carlton Powell III of Towson was indicted on charges of first-degree murder, first-degree attempted murder and first-degree assault, according to documents filed in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
Powell was arrested last month and accused of using a baseball bat to fatally beat… Continue
*Rev. Al Sharpton is attempting to make good on promises that he would "shut New York City down" to protest the acquittals of three NYPD detectives in the 50-shot barrage that killed Sean Bell on his wedding day.
On Sunday, the civil rights activist threatened to disrupt baseball's historic All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium on July 15 unless the state passes new laws to curb police misconduct.
A number of MC's have spoken out in the last two days about Barack Obama wining the Democratic nomination for President.
"Today is one of the greatest and proudest moments of my life," Diddy told MTV of Obama's nomination. "Not just as a black man, but as an American. Senator Obama becoming the Democratic nominee for president is history in the making and proof that we do live in the greatest country in the world!"