Trisha Lum and Nickie Lum-Davis filed the suit against VH1 and MTV -- claiming they pitched the idea back in 2009 ... and thought they had a deal to make their show, called "Hip Hop Wives."
Coven and The Big C actress will be starring alongside series regulars Trai Byers and Grace Gealey. In the show, Terrence Howard will star as Lucious Lyon - a charismatic hip-hop superstar whose company is about to go public.
New Columbia, a section of North Portland that features mixed income housing and includes public housing. NPR Music and the blog Longreads have both linked to the multimedia package, too. Since publishing the expansive multimedia project last week, we've supplemented it with sound clips from other North Portland rappers who we weren't able to fit in the original package.
Councilman Fernando Cabrera , who is responsible for bringing together these figures, is also expected to make an announcement regarding the placement of the Hip-Hop Museum at the Kingsbridge Armory. We'll have more tomorrow on the honorees, but here's a taste for now: released in 1980, Kurtis Blow's "The Breaks" is often cited as one of the first breakthrough hip-hop records, peaking at #87 on the Billboard charts.
Beats Music LLC, the music streaming company launched by hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre. and Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman Jimmy Iovine, has completed a new round of $60 million to $100 million in funding, according to a person with knowledge of the deal. .
Sean Combs, the hip-hop mogul now known as Diddy, has bid about $200 million for the Fuse cable-TV channel, said three people with knowledge of the situation. Gigi Pritzker , co-founder of Odd Lot Entertainment, the studio behind movies "Drive" and "Ender's Game", will invest in and sit on the board of a new, to-be-named film studio that will eschew some traditional paths to Hollywood success and instead focus on marketing in China and creative distribution in the United States. -- Chicago Tribune.
This week kicks off the music portion of the big South by Southwest (SXSW) arts festival in Austin, Texas. And as it has been for the last six years , members of the Christian hip hop community will be represented there.
In January, the hip hop superstar sued those allegedly responsible for the cryptocurrency "Coinye West," which is claimed to be a violation of West's publicity rights and trademarks. "The expedited discovery ordered by the Court, however, has allowed Plaintiffs to ascertain the identities of many of the previous Doe Defendants."