4th Annual BET Awards Photos

Cassidy, Chingy, DJ Quik, Doug E. Fresh, Farnsworth Bentley, Flavor Flav and Chuck D of Public Enemy, G-Unit’s 50 Cent and Lloyd Banks, Jay-Z, Jermaine Dupri, Kanye West, Lil Max$o, Lil’ Jon, LL Cool J, Ludacris, Mase, MC Lyte, Nappy Roots, Nick Cannon, OutKast, N.E.R.D., Pusha T of Clipse, Rah Digga, Reverend Run and Darryl McDaniels of Run-DMC, Russell Simmons, Slick Rick, Sticky Fingaz, The Roots, The Sugar Hill Gang, Won-G, and Ying Yang Twins were on hand for the 4th Annual BET Awards on Tuesday (June 29) at Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, California. Check out pictures from FilmMagic, GettyImages (backstage / pressroom / show), WireImage, and RexFeatures.

Pre-BET Awards Party For Nominee Chingy

Jermaine Dupri, Lil’ Max$o, Special Ed, DJ Quick, Kjuan, Just Black, Slow Down, RL, and more were on hand as Chingy celebrated his triple platinum album and two BET Awards nominations with a party hosted by Jamie Fox at Pearl in West Hollywood, California on Monday (June 28). Check out pictures from GettyImages (arrivals / inside) and WireImage.

Hot 97 Summer Jam XI Photos

50 Cent, Big Boi, Chingy, Flava Flav, Funk Master Flex, Jadakiss, Kanye West, Lil’ Jon, Ludacris, Twista, Ying Yang Twins, Jin, Lil’ Wayne, Cormega, and Young Rome took part in the Hot 97 Summer Jam XI on Saturday (June 12) at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Check out pictures from FilmMagic and WireImage.

Huge Spring Fest In Jamaica

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On April 23, and 24, 2004, Jamaica will host its first ever Jamaica Spring Fest. Over the two days, many American rappers and local dancehall artists are expected to perform. Artists include Chingy, Cam’ron, Petey Pablo, Lil Jon, Lil Flip, Beenie Man, Shaggy and more. Check out more information at jamaicaspringfest.com.

A Woman’s Perspective

There have been a few stories and essays on women and rap lately and I just wanted to give my opinion on the subject. I know that many complain about the likes of Chingy, Ja Rule, 50 Cent etc. and the way they act towards females. The way I see it, when it comes to the women who comment on this subject there are four kinds; the feminists who condemn men for demoralizing women in rap videos and songs; the women who partake in these videos or in the real life of these rappers who do it for the money; the women who also partake but do it for their own pleasure; and the women who don’t do it, but are not bothered by it.

‘Generic Rap Song’ Video By P-Unit

Some students from Princeton have created a spoof of G-Unit with P-Unit’s ‘Generic Rap Song’. Included in the song/video are impersonations of Ja Rule, 50 Cent, Jennifer Lopez — and her backside, Chingy, Sean Paul, and more. Watch the video below.

J-Kwon Calls Out Beat Stealing Omarion On TRL


J-Kwon stopped by MTV’s Total Request Live on Wednesday (March 31) to talk about his smash hit ‘Tipsy’ and his just-released album ‘Hood Hop’. He also weighed in on the developing beef between himself and former B2K star Omarion — who J-Kwon says stole his beat for his new solo single. He says, “He should have called me before he put it on the radio.” Read on for a transcript.

On TV: Chingy, Kanye West, Dizzee Rascal

Rap acts on television this week include Chingy, who performs on ‘Live with Regis and Kelly’ on Monday; N.E.R.D., who perform on ‘Last Call with Carson Daly’ and ‘106 and Park’ on Wednesday; J-Kwon, who appears on ‘Total Request Live’ on Wednesday and ‘106 and Park’ on Thursday; Kanye West, who appears on ‘TRL’ on Wednesday; Xzibit, who appears on ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ on Thursday; Dizzee Rascal, who appears on ‘Last Call’ on Friday; and Dilated Peoples, who appears on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ on Friday.