October 2008 Archives

Ludacris Speaks On Role In "RockNRolla"

October 31, 2008 2:52 PM

Ludacris

Ludacris' last movie, Max Payne, pulled in $18 million during its first weekend at the box office.  Now, just two short weeks later, the rapper/actor will try his luck again with a new film titled RocknRolla, which hits theaters today.

Continue reading Ludacris Speaks On Role In "RockNRolla".

Amy Winehouse Drug Suppliers Plead Guilty, Singer In The Clear

October 31, 2008 1:17 PM

Amy Winehouse

An English couple have pleaded guilty today (October 31) to selling multiple types of drugs to platinum-selling singer Amy Winehouse.

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Ludacris, Jim Jones & Q-Tip Recall Their Most Mischievous Halloween Moments

October 31, 2008 11:02 AM

Q-Tip, Ludacris and Jim Jones

In honor of Halloween, SOHH asked Ludacris, Q-Tip, The Knux and Jim Jones to recall their best costumes and neighborhood customs.

Continue reading Ludacris, Jim Jones & Q-Tip Recall Their Most Mischievous Halloween Moments.

Jennifer Hudson Starts Foundation For Families Of Murder Victims, More Details Emerge In Nephew's Death

October 31, 2008 11:00 AM

Jennifer Hudson

A week since the tragic loss of her family, Jennifer Hudson has created the Hudson-King Foundation for Families of Slain Victims which will aim to benefit relatives of murder victims.

Continue reading Jennifer Hudson Starts Foundation For Families Of Murder Victims, More Details Emerge In Nephew's Death .

Lil' Wayne "Blue" Over Jay-Z Diss?, Jim Jones Caught Jockin' Jigga, T.I. Goes On "Ladies Only" Tour, Suge Knight Puts His Cigar In Diddy's Protege's Mouth

October 31, 2008 10:16 AM

Jay-Z and Lil' Wayne

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Lil' Wayne and Jay-Z having performance issues, Jim Jones professing his love for JIgga, T.I. coming clean on Tyra Banks and Suge Knight partying with Diddy's sloppy seconds.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne "Blue" Over Jay-Z Diss?, Jim Jones Caught Jockin' Jigga, T.I. Goes On "Ladies Only" Tour, Suge Knight Puts His Cigar In Diddy's Protege's Mouth.

RZA & Samuel L. Jackson Team Up For "Last Dragon" Remake

October 31, 2008 9:30 AM

Rza

Blockbuster actor Samuel L. Jackson has signed on to star in an upcoming remake of the 1985 martial arts-based film The Last Dragon.

Continue reading RZA & Samuel L. Jackson Team Up For "Last Dragon" Remake.

Prime Suspect In Jennifer Hudson Family Murder Refuses To Take Lie Detector Test

October 30, 2008 5:03 PM

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson's brother-in-law and main suspect in her family's murder case has informed police he is not willing to submit to a lie-detector test.

Continue reading Prime Suspect In Jennifer Hudson Family Murder Refuses To Take Lie Detector Test.

Busta Rhymes' Motown Debut Gets Pushed Back

October 30, 2008 3:05 PM

Busta Rhymes

SOHH has learned that Busta Rhymes' long-awaited album B.O.M.B. (Back On My Bullsh*t) has once again faced another set back with Universal Motown moving its' release date to March 2009.

Continue reading Busta Rhymes' Motown Debut Gets Pushed Back.

Ice Cube Signs On For NBC Cop Comedy

October 30, 2008 11:30 AM

Ice Cube

Ice Cube will be returning to television to help pen an upcoming police comedy series for NBC.

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9 BMF Members Sentenced To Prison Time, Rapper Bleu DaVinci Gets 5 Years

October 30, 2008 9:42 AM

BMF

Nine members of famed criminal organization the Black Mafia Family (BMF) were sentenced to prison time in Atlanta yesterday (October 29) for their role in the massive cocaine and crack distribution throughout the nation's biggest cities.

Continue reading 9 BMF Members Sentenced To Prison Time, Rapper Bleu DaVinci Gets 5 Years.

Diddy & Soulja Boy's Competition In The Online Hip-Hop Awards Sound Off

October 30, 2008 6:00 AM

Diddy

The finalists for the 2008 Online Hip-Hop Awards (OHHA) have been announced.  SOHH spoke with two of the nominees, Itsthereal.com and illdoctrine.com about competing with Diddy and Soulja Boy for the "Vlog of the Year Award."

Continue reading Diddy & Soulja Boy's Competition In The Online Hip-Hop Awards Sound Off.

Bow Wow Takes Fans To "New Jack City" W/ Upcoming Album

October 30, 2008 5:55 AM

Bow Wow

Bow Wow will be clocking in studio time as he prepares the release of his sixth solo album New Jack City Part II set to drop this winter.

Continue reading Bow Wow Takes Fans To "New Jack City" W/ Upcoming Album .

T.I.'s "Paper Trail" On A Tear, Ne-Yo And Jennifer Hudson Stay In The Spotlight

October 29, 2008 5:42 PM

T.I., Jennifer Hudson, Ne-Yo

In this week's Sales Wrap, T.I., aka the "King of the South," hits a triple on the "Trail," Ne-Yo  and Jennifer Hudson maintain their Top 10 slots.

Continue reading T.I.'s "Paper Trail" On A Tear, Ne-Yo And Jennifer Hudson Stay In The Spotlight.

Update: Police Believe Murderer Had Help In The Slaying Of Jennifer Hudson's Family

October 29, 2008 3:57 PM

Jennifer Hudson

 

Chicago authorities suspect more than one person was responsible for the deaths of Jennifer Hudson's family.
 

Continue reading Update: Police Believe Murderer Had Help In The Slaying Of Jennifer Hudson's Family.

Baby Announces Upcoming Flick With Lil' Wayne, "Like Father, Like Son"

October 29, 2008 3:27 PM

Baby

Cash Money Records CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams has announced plans to release an upcoming film starring himself and Lil' Wayne called Like Father, Like Son by next summer.

Continue reading Baby Announces Upcoming Flick With Lil' Wayne, "Like Father, Like Son".

Hot 97's "Check The Rhyme" Concert W/ 50 Cent & T-Pain Called Off

October 29, 2008 12:22 PM

Hot 97

SOHH
has learned Hot 97's highly-anticipated one-night "Check The Rhyme" concert next month has been cancelled.

Continue reading Hot 97's "Check The Rhyme" Concert W/ 50 Cent & T-Pain Called Off.

Beyonce Didn't Want Solange To Be A Singer, Diddy Follows In T-Pain's Footsteps, Aretha Franklin Upgrades Mariah Carey

October 29, 2008 10:43 AM

Hot off the press this week Beyonce warns Solange about industry woes, T-Pain gives Diddy a hand, Aretha covers Mariah and Fergie gets a fatty.

Continue reading Beyonce Didn't Want Solange To Be A Singer, Diddy Follows In T-Pain's Footsteps, Aretha Franklin Upgrades Mariah Carey.

Jay-Z & Lil' Wayne Tear Down Star-Studded NJ Concert, Beyonce Shows Off Ring [Video]

October 29, 2008 9:30 AM

Jay-Z

Jay-Z
, Lil' Wayne, Ne-Yo, D-Block and a star-studded cast of surprise guests helped ignite Power 105.1 FM's Powerhouse exclusive one-night only sold-out concert last night (October 28) in New Jersey's Izod Center.  

Continue reading Jay-Z & Lil' Wayne Tear Down Star-Studded NJ Concert, Beyonce Shows Off Ring [Video].

Usher Looks Overseas For Inspiration

October 29, 2008 6:00 AM

Usher

Mega platinum-selling singer Usher has already begun constructing ideas for his next album with a specific intention to give the release a more global feel.

Continue reading Usher Looks Overseas For Inspiration.

will.i. am Speaks On Black Eyes Peas' "E.N.D." & Role In "Madagascar 2"

October 29, 2008 5:55 AM

wiil i am

The Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am has announced his group's upcoming album The E.N.D. (Energy Never Dies) is nearly complete and will be ready to drop soon.

Continue reading will.i. am Speaks On Black Eyes Peas' "E.N.D." & Role In "Madagascar 2".

M.O.P. Tell The WWE & John Cena To "Ante Up," Sue For 150K

October 28, 2008 5:00 PM

M.O.P.

Hip-Hop group M.O.P have filed a lawsuit against the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and wrestler John Cena for $150,000 claiming his theme song "Time Is Now" samples one of their tracks.

Continue reading M.O.P. Tell The WWE & John Cena To "Ante Up," Sue For 150K.

Jay-Z, Diddy & Mary J. Blige Unite For Your Vote

October 28, 2008 4:15 PM

Diddy

With one week to go until election day Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Kevin Liles, and Diddy have released a joint open letter urging Barack Obama supporters to vote, and vote early where possible.



Continue reading Jay-Z, Diddy & Mary J. Blige Unite For Your Vote.

Lil' Wayne Says No To Metal Detectors, Rep Confirms

October 28, 2008 3:23 PM

Lil Wayne

After speaking with a rep for the Boston radio station 94.5 FM, SOHH has learned that mega star Lil' Wayne was a no show for a concert last night (October 28) in Bean Town due to security complications.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne Says No To Metal Detectors, Rep Confirms.

LL Cool J Backs Out Of Janet Jackson Tour

October 28, 2008 12:52 PM

LL COOL J

Hip-Hop icon LL Cool J has decided to part ways and drop out of Janet Jackson's troubled "Rock Witchu" tour.

Continue reading LL Cool J Backs Out Of Janet Jackson Tour .

Jadakiss Kisses Album Title Goodbye

October 28, 2008 11:10 AM

Jadakiss

D-Block's Jadakiss has decided to change the title of his long-awaited album to The Last Kiss after receiving negative feedback from retailers.

Continue reading Jadakiss Kisses Album Title Goodbye .

Wu-Tang Form Like Voltron For Reunion Tour

October 28, 2008 9:31 AM

Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan will once again reunite as the iconic Staten Island based hip-hop group have announced an upcoming nationwide tour, kicking off next month.

Continue reading Wu-Tang Form Like Voltron For Reunion Tour.

Obama Assasination Plot Uncovered, Two Men Arrested

October 28, 2008 9:01 AM

Barack Obama

Two neo-Nazi skinheads have been arrested by law enforcement agents in Jackson, Tennessee following a plot to shoot up a public school and assassinate presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Continue reading Obama Assasination Plot Uncovered, Two Men Arrested.

Lyfe Jennings

October 28, 2008 12:00 AM

Lyfe Jennings- Caption Diss


As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. For Caption Diss SOHH is asking you, the reader, to tell us what those words are...just keep it short. The person who coins the wittiest caption wins.

Continue reading Lyfe Jennings.

Breaking News: Jennifer Hudson's Nephew Dead, Boy's Body Confirmed

October 27, 2008 4:44 PM

Jennifer Hudson

After hours of speculation, more sad news follows R&B superstar Jennifer Hudson as the body of a child discovered earlier today (October 27) has been identified as her seven year-old nephew.

Continue reading Breaking News: Jennifer Hudson's Nephew Dead, Boy's Body Confirmed.

Jim Jones, Busta Rhymes & Bow Wow Set To Rock "Stay In School" Concert

October 27, 2008 4:40 PM

Jim Jones

Jim Jones, Busta Rhymes and Bow Bow are among the celebrities scheduled to appear at Entertainers 4 Education's third annual, star-studded stay in school concert tomorrow (October 28), in New York City.

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New Common Album Pushed Back, Kanye "Punches" In Guest Spot

October 27, 2008 3:00 PM

Common

Chicago rapper Common's highly anticipated album Universal Mind Control has been pushed back nearly an entire month prompting him to make modifications to various tracks.

Continue reading New Common Album Pushed Back, Kanye "Punches" In Guest Spot.

Amy Winehouse Checks In For Lung Tests

October 27, 2008 12:24 PM

Amy Winehouse

R&B star Amy Winehouse was hospitalized for chest and lung tests at England's London Clinic over the weekend.

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Update: Jennifer Hudson's Nephew Still Missing, Unidentified Body Of Child Found

October 27, 2008 10:31 AM

Jennifer Hudson

[Editors Note - this story has been updated as more information has become available]

Chicago authorities have discovered the corpse of a male child that may be the missing nephew of R&B superstar Jennifer Hudson.

Continue reading Update: Jennifer Hudson's Nephew Still Missing, Unidentified Body Of Child Found.

Update: Lyfe Jennings' Ex Files Restraining Order, Details Altercation W/ Singer That Lead To Arrest

October 27, 2008 9:52 AM

Lyfe Jennings

R&B star Lyfe Jennings' ex-girlfriend and manager, Joy Bounds, has placed a temporary restraining order on the singer after accusing him of threatening her through phone calls, text messages and also invading her home.

Continue reading Update: Lyfe Jennings' Ex Files Restraining Order, Details Altercation W/ Singer That Lead To Arrest.

T.I. "Walks" W/ Former ATL Mayor For Anti-Gun Doc

October 27, 2008 8:28 AM

T.I.

Mega-rapper T.I. has partnered with former U.S. congressman and United Nations ambassador Andrew Young to star in his upcoming anti-weapons documentary, Walking With Guns, set to air next month.

Continue reading T.I. "Walks" W/ Former ATL Mayor For Anti-Gun Doc.

Ludacris, Akon & More Question Flossing In The Recession

October 26, 2008 6:00 AM

Ludacris

Should rappers' adjust their lyrics in light of the current financial climate?  SOHH got some of hip-hop's biggest names to weigh in.  In this exclusive, Jim Jones and Akon defend their right to "Pop Champagne" and sing, "I'm So Paid" while Ludacris and Q-Tip discuss the responsibility to be sensitive to the economic recession.

Continue reading Ludacris, Akon & More Question Flossing In The Recession .

Update: Jennifer Hudson's Brother-In-Law Suspected In Mother's Murder

October 25, 2008 4:45 PM

Jennifer Hudson

After yesterday's shocking report of Jennifer Hudson's mother being brutally murdered, it has been confirmed that the other man found dead in her house was indeed her brother. Authorities have arrested the R&B singer/actress' brother-in-law as a prime suspect in the crime.

Continue reading Update: Jennifer Hudson's Brother-In-Law Suspected In Mother's Murder.

Jim Jones "Prays" With Ryan Leslie & Ludacris on New Album

October 25, 2008 6:05 AM

Jim Jones

In this SOHH Exclusive Jim Jones reveals the details of his upcoming major label debut, Pray For Reign, and explains how Ludacris insisted on being a part of it.

Continue reading Jim Jones "Prays" With Ryan Leslie & Ludacris on New Album.

Mos Def "Ecstatic" About Upcoming CD

October 25, 2008 6:00 AM

Mos Def

New York rapper Mos Def will be hitting the studio for his fourth solo album The Ecstatic set to drop this winter.

Continue reading Mos Def "Ecstatic" About Upcoming CD.

Breaking News: Jennifer Hudson's Mother Murdered

October 24, 2008 6:36 PM

Jennifer Hudson


The mother of R&B superstar Jennifer Hudson was found dead inside a home in Chicago's South Side neighborhood.

Continue reading Breaking News: Jennifer Hudson's Mother Murdered.

Jhud

October 24, 2008 6:21 PM

Jennifer Hudson

Update: Details Arise In Murder Of Dade County Rapper, Toro

October 24, 2008 4:55 PM

Toro

Nearly a week since the violent murder of up-and-coming rapper Toro took place in North Miami, a local strip club manager has come forward to offer a possible motive behind the shooting.

Continue reading Update: Details Arise In Murder Of Dade County Rapper, Toro .

Lil Boosie Arrested On Gun & Drug Charges After Fleeing From Authorities

October 24, 2008 1:00 PM

Lil' Boosie

Southern rapper Lil' Boosie (born Torrance Hatch) has been placed behind bars after being arrested for possession of drugs, weapons and resisting an officer in Louisiana.

Continue reading Lil Boosie Arrested On Gun & Drug Charges After Fleeing From Authorities.

50 Cent Plans To Get "Bloody," New Vid Game Coming In '09

October 24, 2008 11:23 AM

50 Cent

Mega-star 50 Cent's highly anticipated game Blood on the Sand has officially been picked up by developer THQ and is set to come out "early 2009."

Continue reading 50 Cent Plans To Get "Bloody," New Vid Game Coming In '09 .

No Limit Soldiers Reunite for Short Tour

October 24, 2008 10:33 AM

No Limit Records Logo

A select group of Master P's popular 90's No Limit Soldiers roster will be joining forces once again for a special reunion tour traveling across the nation this winter.

Continue reading No Limit Soldiers Reunite for Short Tour.

BET Hip Hop Awards Recap, Jim Jones Comes To Broadway, Nelly Is A Knucklehead, Young Buck Gets Delusional, Superhead Exposes Benzino

October 24, 2008 9:44 AM

BET Hip Hop Awards 2008


In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Jim Jones "playing" himself, Karrine "Superhead" Steffens threatening to expose Ray Benzino, Young Buck boasting about his next album's sales, Nelly revealing plans for a super group with Pharell, T-Pain and Akon, and the BET Hip-Hop Awards.


Continue reading BET Hip Hop Awards Recap, Jim Jones Comes To Broadway, Nelly Is A Knucklehead, Young Buck Gets Delusional, Superhead Exposes Benzino.

T.I. Makes Crimestoppers PSA

October 24, 2008 9:01 AM

T.I.

T.I. has partnered with local Atlanta station WSB-TV for their Crimestoppers campaign.

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Peter Rosenberg Talks New EP W/ Saigon & Buckshot

October 23, 2008 5:06 PM

Peter Rosenberg


Planning to expose hip-hop heads to an assortment of fresh music on his upcoming 6-track EP, New York radio personality Peter Rosenberg spoke with SOHH to explain the project's goal and how he was able to get some of New York's promising rappers to record a record in one big day.

Continue reading Peter Rosenberg Talks New EP W/ Saigon & Buckshot.

EPMD Are Back In Business, New Album Dropping in December

October 23, 2008 12:59 PM

EPMD

Legendary hip-hop duo EPMD have officially announced plans to release their seventh studio album We Mean Business this winter.  

Continue reading EPMD Are Back In Business, New Album Dropping in December .

Busta Rhymes Phones In Free NYC Concert

October 23, 2008 11:30 AM

Busta Rhymes

Hip-Hop superstar Busta Rhymes and West Coast group Pacific Division have signed on to participate in the upcoming "Music to Go" concert series set to hit the stage in New York next week.

Continue reading Busta Rhymes Phones In Free NYC Concert.

T.I.'s "Paper" Still Hot On The Trail, Jeezy Finds Gold In The Recession, Ne-Yo & J. Hud Stay In The Spotlight

October 23, 2008 7:00 AM

T.I.
In this week's Sales Wrap, the "King of the South" T.I. continues to conquer, Jennifer Hudson continues to enjoy the spotlight, and Ne-Yo charms up the Top 10. 

Continue reading T.I.'s "Paper" Still Hot On The Trail, Jeezy Finds Gold In The Recession, Ne-Yo & J. Hud Stay In The Spotlight.

Jim Jones "Crashes" W/ Brooke Shields & Dennis Hopper, Plans NYC Theatrical Debut

October 23, 2008 6:05 AM


Jim Jones

His cameo in the action thriller, Righteous Kill, was just the beginning of Jim Jones' new acting career.  In this SOHH exclusive the rapper reveals his plans to star in a one-man play, talk about his upcoming appearance on the TV series, Crash and recall his recent run-ins with Brooke Shields and Dennis Hopper.

Continue reading Jim Jones "Crashes" W/ Brooke Shields & Dennis Hopper, Plans NYC Theatrical Debut.

50 Cent Finally Settles Baby Mama Drama, Granted Limited Weekend Custody

October 23, 2008 6:00 AM

50 Cent

After months of child custody disputes and court sessions, 50 Cent and his ex-girlfriend Shaniqua Tompkins appeared in a Long Island courtroom yesterday (October 22) agreeing to weekend custody rights over their 11 year-old son, Marquise.

Continue reading 50 Cent Finally Settles Baby Mama Drama, Granted Limited Weekend Custody.

Lil' Wayne Becomes A Father, Again

October 22, 2008 5:55 PM

Lil Wayne

Hip-Hop superstar Lil' Wayne has officially become the father of a new son as he welcomed Dwayne Carter III earlier this afternoon (October 22).

Continue reading Lil' Wayne Becomes A Father, Again.

Lyfe Jennings Arrested After High Speed Chase, Hit W/ Gun Charges

October 22, 2008 3:12 PM

Lyfe Jennings

R&B recording artist, Lyfe Jennings is facing felony charges after firing a gun and leading police on a car chase in Georgia over the weekend.

Continue reading Lyfe Jennings Arrested After High Speed Chase, Hit W/ Gun Charges.

Soulja Boy, Bun B & Diddy React To Online Hip Hop Awards Nods

October 22, 2008 12:47 PM

Soulja Boy

With over 80,000 nominations counted, and yesterday's announcement of the finalists for next month's Online Hip-Hop Awards (OHHA) 2008 ceremony, several nominees react to the honor.

Continue reading Soulja Boy, Bun B & Diddy React To Online Hip Hop Awards Nods .

50 Cent Joins Mickey Rourke In New Crime Thriller

October 22, 2008 12:45 PM

50 Cent

Platinum-selling rapper 50 Cent has been tagged to star in director Gela Babluani's upcoming movie 13.

Continue reading 50 Cent Joins Mickey Rourke In New Crime Thriller.

Mos Def, Rihanna Star In Iceberg Slim Adaptation, Ice-T Working On "Pimp" Doc

October 22, 2008 11:28 AM

Mos Def

Mos Def, Rihanna, Macy GrayAnthony Anderson and others have come together to star in the upcoming film adaption of late writer Iceberg Slim's classic, Mama Black Widow.

Continue reading Mos Def, Rihanna Star In Iceberg Slim Adaptation, Ice-T Working On "Pimp" Doc.

Diddy "Diversifies His Portfolio," Buys Enyce

October 22, 2008 10:05 AM

Diddy

Continuing to expand his empire and business ventures, hip-hop mogul Diddy has officially announced his purchase of urban clothing company, Enyce.

Continue reading Diddy "Diversifies His Portfolio," Buys Enyce .

Ludacris Censors Himself During Concert For Best Buy Employees

October 22, 2008 10:03 AM

Ludacris

Hip-Hop superstar Ludacris recently teamed up with major retailer Best Buy to honor a select group of employees by throwing a private, profanity-free, show in Miami, Florida.

Continue reading Ludacris Censors Himself During Concert For Best Buy Employees.

Newcomers The Knux "Ain't Worried About Making Money," Speak On Turning Down Offer To Sign W/ Eminem

October 22, 2008 6:05 AM

The Knux

On the verge of releasing their highly anticipated debut album, Remind Me in 3 Days, SOHH checked-in with hip-hop duo The Knux to find out how the project will benefit rap music, what experience was gained having toured with Common and how they convinced Jimmy Iovine that art is more important than money.

Continue reading Newcomers The Knux "Ain't Worried About Making Money," Speak On Turning Down Offer To Sign W/ Eminem.

Beyonce Packs On The Pounds, T-Pain - "I'm Married & I Jerk Off All The Time," JT Has The Hots For Rihanna, Jon B. Vs Robin Thicke

October 22, 2008 6:00 AM

Beyonce Knowles

Hot off the press this week Beyonce grows up and blows up, Justin Timberlake gets pimped, T-Pain jerks off and Jon B. battles Robin Thicke.

Continue reading Beyonce Packs On The Pounds, T-Pain - "I'm Married & I Jerk Off All The Time," JT Has The Hots For Rihanna, Jon B. Vs Robin Thicke.

Lil' Wayne & Soulja Boy Top Online Hip-Hop Award Noms

October 21, 2008 5:34 PM

Lil Wayne

Over 80,000 nominations have been counted and now the finalists for the Online Hip-Hop Awards (OHHA) 2008 have been announced, with the self-proclaimed "Greatest Rapper Alive," Lil' Wayne, and teen sensation Soulja Boy leading the nominations.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne & Soulja Boy Top Online Hip-Hop Award Noms.

Men Pose As Cops, Break Into Teen Rapper's House

October 21, 2008 5:00 PM

50 Cent & Gia Bella

The father of up-and-coming, teen rapper Gia Bella has suffered intense injuries after two men invaded his Staten Island, New York home posing as police officers on Tuesday (October 21) morning.

Continue reading Men Pose As Cops, Break Into Teen Rapper's House .

E-40 Talks "Ball Street Journal," Game & Snoop Dogg Collabo

October 21, 2008 2:42 PM

E-40

Veteran West Coast rapper E-40 recently spoke with radio personality DJ Whoo Kid offering details about his upcoming album, dropping next month.

Continue reading E-40 Talks "Ball Street Journal," Game & Snoop Dogg Collabo.

Kanye West & Alicia Keys To Headline The AMAs

October 21, 2008 12:46 PM

Kanye West


Mega-platinum selling artists Kanye West and Alicia Keys have been officially scheduled to perform at the American Music Awards (AMA) show in Los Angeles, California next month.

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Lil' Wayne's Asst Takes The Stand, Says Guns & Drugs "Occasionally" On Bus

October 21, 2008 11:51 AM

Lil Wayne

Lil' Wayne's assistant testified in a New York court on Monday (October 19) that he "occasionally" saw guns and drugs on the multi-platinum rapper's tour bus.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne's Asst Takes The Stand, Says Guns & Drugs "Occasionally" On Bus.

"Dolemite" Dies At 81, Uncle Luke Speaks On Comedian's Importance

October 21, 2008 10:39 AM

Rudy Ray Moore

Legendary comedian Rudy Ray Moore, known for his portrayal of the cult character Dolemite and for proclaiming himself as the "Godfather of Rap," passed away over the weekend.

Continue reading "Dolemite" Dies At 81, Uncle Luke Speaks On Comedian's Importance.

Katt Williams

October 21, 2008 12:00 AM

Katt Williams - Caption Diss

As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. For Caption Diss, SOHH is asking you, the reader, to tell us what those words are...just keep it short. The person who coins the wittiest caption wins.

Continue reading Katt Williams.

Soulja Boy Readies Sophomore Set, Online Cartoon Series

October 20, 2008 3:51 PM

Soulja Boy

Teenage rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em is preparing to place the finishing touches on his upcoming sophomore album iSouljaboytellem with the release date currently scheduled for this December.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Readies Sophomore Set, Online Cartoon Series.

Rick Ross Collaborator Killed In Drive-By Shooting

October 20, 2008 1:00 PM

Rick Ross

23 year-old, up-and-coming rapper Toro, who has appeared on the track "Ride" with Rick Ross, was fatally shot in Miami over the weekend.

Continue reading Rick Ross Collaborator Killed In Drive-By Shooting.

Lil' Wayne Wins Big At The BET Hip-Hop Awards

October 20, 2008 11:26 AM

Lil Wayne

The 2008 BET Hip-Hop Awards was taped last Saturday (October 18) in Atlanta's Civic Center with New Orleans rapper Lil' Wayne coming out on top.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne Wins Big At The BET Hip-Hop Awards.

Ludacris' "Max Payne" Beats Out Alicia Keys' "Secret Life Of Bees" In Box Office Battle

October 20, 2008 10:01 AM

Max Payne

Ludacris' latest flick, the video game based, action movie Max Payne, debuted at No. 1 over the weekend, making around $18 million in box office sales.

Continue reading Ludacris' "Max Payne" Beats Out Alicia Keys' "Secret Life Of Bees" In Box Office Battle.

Pharoahe Monch Hosts Global Hip-Hop Throwdown In NYC

October 20, 2008 6:00 AM

Pharoahe Monch

Helping to unite urban artists from across the globe, rapper Pharoahe Monch will be hosting the CMJ (College Music Jounal) sponsored "Global Hip-Hop Throwdown" international showcase in New York later this week.

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Rhymefest Confesses, "I Was Dealing W/ Suicidal Thoughts Not Too Long Ago"

October 19, 2008 1:30 PM

Rhymefest

In this SOHH Exclusive, Chicago emcee Rhymefest reveals his suicidal thoughts and explains how internet leaks of his upcoming sophomore album caused him to go back to the drawing board.

Continue reading Rhymefest Confesses, "I Was Dealing W/ Suicidal Thoughts Not Too Long Ago".

Nas Pumps Up Water Charity's Mission

October 19, 2008 12:30 PM

Nas

Helping to raise awareness of the global water crisis, Nas has stepped forward to offer his image and support for the non-profit organization, charity: water.

Continue reading Nas Pumps Up Water Charity's Mission.

Dallas Austin Signs W/ Universal For Debut Solo Set

October 18, 2008 6:00 AM

Dallas Austin

Super producer Dallas Austin will be trying his hand behind the mic as he preps his first-ever solo release 8 Dazeaweakend.

Continue reading Dallas Austin Signs W/ Universal For Debut Solo Set.

Birdman Pleads No Contest To Weed Charges, Sentenced To Probation & Fine

October 17, 2008 5:15 PM

Baby

Cash Money Records' co-founder Bryan "Birdman" Williams and select members of his entourage pleaded no contest to drug charges in Tennessee, earlier today.

Continue reading Birdman Pleads No Contest To Weed Charges, Sentenced To Probation & Fine.

Cypress Hill Hit W/ $29 Mil Suit Over "Black Sunday" Sample

October 17, 2008 1:22 PM

Cypress Hill

West Coast rap group Cypress Hill are being sued for $29 million due to a sampling conflict stemming from their triple platinum, 1993 album, Black Sunday.

Continue reading Cypress Hill Hit W/ $29 Mil Suit Over "Black Sunday" Sample.

Ne-Yo Takes Gentleman Swagger To The Big Screen

October 17, 2008 11:05 AM

Ne-Yo

R&B superstar Ne-Yo will be coming to theaters soon as he prepares to both star and executive produce the upcoming romantic film Venice Beach.

Continue reading Ne-Yo Takes Gentleman Swagger To The Big Screen.

Eminem "Relapses," 50 Cent Hustles MTV, Yung Berg Slaps Back At Ne-Yo, Suge Knight Back To His Old Tricks?

October 17, 2008 10:27 AM

Eminem and 50 Cent

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, Eminem unleashing details of his new album, 50 Cent searching for the next hip-hop mogul, Yung Berg firing back at Ne-Yo and Suge Knight still pumping fear in the hearts of some.


Continue reading Eminem "Relapses," 50 Cent Hustles MTV, Yung Berg Slaps Back At Ne-Yo, Suge Knight Back To His Old Tricks?.

The Game Preps "Life After The Math" DVD

October 17, 2008 9:30 AM

The Game

West Coast rapper The Game will be showing fans a more personal side of his career with the release of his upcoming DVD, The Game...Life After The Math dropping next week.

Continue reading The Game Preps "Life After The Math" DVD.

Styles P To Unleash New CD/DVD Next Month

October 17, 2008 9:05 AM

Styles P

The Lox's  Styles P is preparing to hit the streets again with the release of his upcoming CD/DVD combo mixtape, Phantom Gangster Chronicles, Volume 1.

Continue reading Styles P To Unleash New CD/DVD Next Month.

Lil' Wayne & Cash Money Sign UK Singer Jay Sean

October 16, 2008 6:29 PM

Lil Wayne

Last night, British R&B artist Jay Sean announced that he had inked a deal with Cash Money Records, the label home of Lil' Wayne.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne & Cash Money Sign UK Singer Jay Sean.

Rick Ross Hawks Collectibles Online

October 16, 2008 1:05 PM

Rick Ross

Rapper Rick Ross has officially signed an exclusive agreement with Hollywood Collectibles offering fans the opportunity to purchase personalized memorabilia. 

Continue reading Rick Ross Hawks Collectibles Online.

Baby Sued For Concert No-Shows, Accused Of Owing Promoter Over $275K

October 16, 2008 11:30 AM

Baby

Cash Money Records' co-founder Bryan "Birdman" Williams has been sued for accusations of fraud, breach of contract plus money had and received stemming from canceled performances beginning last year.

Continue reading Baby Sued For Concert No-Shows, Accused Of Owing Promoter Over $275K.

Eminem Has A "Relapse," Debuts New Freestyle

October 16, 2008 11:05 AM

Eminem

Continuing to build anticipation for his forthcoming album, Eminem premiered a new freestyle and revealed details on his comeback disc during a release party for his book The Way I Am on Wednesday (October 15).

Continue reading Eminem Has A "Relapse," Debuts New Freestyle.

T.I. Leaves A "Paper Trail" To The Top Spot, Young Jeezy Withstands "The Recession," Nelly Is Knocked Down

October 16, 2008 10:00 AM

T.I.

In this week's Sales Wrap, the "King" holds his throne as T.I. stays at No. 1, Jennifer Hudson keeps the spotlight turned on and Ne-Yo keeps it classy within the Top 10. 

Continue reading T.I. Leaves A "Paper Trail" To The Top Spot, Young Jeezy Withstands "The Recession," Nelly Is Knocked Down.

50 Cent, Kanye West & Beyonce Join Forces, Perform For Vets

October 16, 2008 9:48 AM

50 Cent

50 Cent, Kanye West, Ludacris, Beyonce, John Legend, Nelly and more have come together to show their support for veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars with the upcoming event, "A Night for Vets: An MTV Concert for the BRAVE" airing later this month.

Continue reading 50 Cent, Kanye West & Beyonce Join Forces, Perform For Vets .

Danity Kane's Shannon "Shocked" By Group Split, "For All We Knew It Was Just For TV"

October 15, 2008 4:34 PM

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Tuesday night on the season finale of "Making The Band 4," the reality of Danity Kane's break-up was revealed.  SOHH sat down with Shannon Bex, one fifth of the fractured pop group, to get her feelings on the split.

Continue reading Danity Kane's Shannon "Shocked" By Group Split, "For All We Knew It Was Just For TV".

Former Gucci Mane Lawyer Deads Drug Overdose Rumors

October 15, 2008 3:10 PM


Gucci Mane

After text messages were sent out this morning saying that Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane overdosed while behind bars, SOHH spoke with his former attorney Dennis R. Scheib to set the record straight. 

Continue reading Former Gucci Mane Lawyer Deads Drug Overdose Rumors.

Kanye Previews "808s & Heartbreak," Promises Another Album In June

October 15, 2008 1:25 PM

Kanye West

With built-up hype over his highly anticipated album 808's and Heartbreak, Kanye West has finally unveiled details about what fans may expect from his fourth solo release.

Continue reading Kanye Previews "808s & Heartbreak," Promises Another Album In June.

Update: Janet Jackson's Secret Illness Revealed, Ready To "Rock Witchu" Tonight

October 15, 2008 11:24 AM

Janet Jackson

After weeks of cancellations from her "Rock Witchu" tour due to undisclosed health issues, reps have finally revealed what Janet Jackson has been suffering from.

Continue reading Update: Janet Jackson's Secret Illness Revealed, Ready To "Rock Witchu" Tonight.

Beyonce Accused Of Stealing, Janet Jackson "Sick" Of Touring, Rev. Run's Daughters Score New Show, Michael Jackson Dated Marcia Brady?

October 15, 2008 10:49 AM

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Hot off the press this week Janet Jackson is still too sick to "Rock Witchu", Beyonce caught jacking songs, Vanessa and Angela Simmons get a spin off and Jacko got busy with a Brady?

Continue reading Beyonce Accused Of Stealing, Janet Jackson "Sick" Of Touring, Rev. Run's Daughters Score New Show, Michael Jackson Dated Marcia Brady?.

50 Cent & Rihanna Lend Support To Justin Timberlake Benefit Show

October 15, 2008 6:00 AM

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50 Cent, Rihanna, Leona Lewis, Boyz II Men and more will all be hitting the stage to help Justin Timberlake in his effort to raise money for sick  children.

Continue reading 50 Cent & Rihanna Lend Support To Justin Timberlake Benefit Show.

Obama Ads Featured In Video Games

October 15, 2008 5:55 AM

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Democrat presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama continues to make history, becoming the first presidential candidate to purchase ad space inside video games.

Continue reading Obama Ads Featured In Video Games .

Jay-Z Puts DJ AM Back Behind The Decks

October 14, 2008 4:30 PM

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Less than one month after surviving a deadly plane crash, DJ AM will return to the turntables on Wednesday, October 15, to help Jay-Z celebrate the rebirth of the Hollywood Palladium.

Continue reading Jay-Z Puts DJ AM Back Behind The Decks.

Alicia Keys Leads 2008 AMA Noms, Faces Off Against Lil' Wayne & Chirs Brown For Artist Of The Year

October 14, 2008 3:38 PM

Alicia Keys

Lil' Wayne, Kanye West, and Chris Brown are all up for awards at this year's American Music Awards but it's R&B singer Alicia Keys who is leading the pack with five nominations.

Continue reading Alicia Keys Leads 2008 AMA Noms, Faces Off Against Lil' Wayne & Chirs Brown For Artist Of The Year.

Bush Passes Strict Anti-Piracy Law

October 14, 2008 2:31 PM

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U.S. President George W. Bush signed a bill on Monday (October 13) to inflict harsher penalties for movie and music piracy.

Continue reading Bush Passes Strict Anti-Piracy Law.

50 Cent Reunites W/ Eminem & Dr. Dre For New Album, Details Emerge On "Before I Self Destruct" Film

October 14, 2008 11:00 AM

50 Cent

Upping the ante for his upcoming album, Before I Self Destruct, 50 Cent has decided to return to his roots by working closely with Eminem and Dr. Dre and shoot a 90-minute feature film to include in the packaging.

Continue reading 50 Cent Reunites W/ Eminem & Dr. Dre For New Album, Details Emerge On "Before I Self Destruct" Film.

UPDATE: Janet Jackson Cancels Concert At MSG, Fans React

October 14, 2008 10:55 AM


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Making her eighth consecutive cancellation, Janet Jackson has once again missed another highly-anticipated date on her "Rock Witchu" tour Monday night (October 13) in New York and has canceled another one for later this week, at Madison Square Garden.

Continue reading UPDATE: Janet Jackson Cancels Concert At MSG, Fans React .

Redman Promises Fans New "Blackout" Album, "How High" Sequel

October 14, 2008 9:41 AM

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After surprising fans with a joint reunion tour with Method Man, Redman has officially announced plans to follow-up their popular How High and Blackout! projects.

Continue reading Redman Promises Fans New "Blackout" Album, "How High" Sequel.

Jim Jones

October 14, 2008 12:00 AM

Jim Jones - Caption Diss

As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. For Caption Diss SOHH is asking you, the reader, to tell us what those words are...just keep it short. The person who coins the wittiest caption wins.

Continue reading Jim Jones.

Kanye West Vs. Lil' Wayne, Rappers Cast Their Vote For The OHHA "Artist Of The Year"

October 13, 2008 3:06 PM

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Competition in the Artist of the Year category for the 2008 Online Hip-Hop Awards (OHHA) is heating up.  SOHH caught up with B-Real, Bun B, Too Short and Michael Strahan to see which artist would get their vote.

Continue reading Kanye West Vs. Lil' Wayne, Rappers Cast Their Vote For The OHHA "Artist Of The Year".

New Juelz Santana Mixtape Has The Internet Going Nuts, "We Did Over 750,000 Downloads The 1st Week"

October 13, 2008 1:18 PM

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Over the summer Juelz Santana was finally freed from his contract with former mentor Cam'ron.  In this exclusive interview the Dipset prince discusses his newfound energy, his plot to takeover the internet and the success of his Skull Gang crew's debut mixtape.

Continue reading New Juelz Santana Mixtape Has The Internet Going Nuts, "We Did Over 750,000 Downloads The 1st Week" .

"Long Live The Kane," Rapper Celebrates 20 Years W/ Special NYC Concert

October 13, 2008 11:37 AM

Big Daddy Kane

Hip-Hop legend Big Daddy Kane will be celebrating his 20th anniversary with a one-night show at the world-renowned B.B. King Blues Club and Grill in New York City next month.

Continue reading "Long Live The Kane," Rapper Celebrates 20 Years W/ Special NYC Concert .

UPDATE: Janet Jackson Still Recovering, Cancels Another Show

October 13, 2008 10:00 AM

Janet Jackson

A few days after releasing a statement announcing her return to the stage, Janet Jackson unexpectedly missed her "Rock Witchu" comeback show over the weekend due to a doctor's decision.

Continue reading UPDATE: Janet Jackson Still Recovering, Cancels Another Show.

Cassie Reflects On Debut, "After Things Went Awry I Had To Step Back"

October 12, 2008 6:00 AM

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SOHH recently caught up with Bad Boy singer/model Cassie to talk about her upcoming sophomore album, her quest to find her own lane and where she went wrong on her debut.


Continue reading Cassie Reflects On Debut, "After Things Went Awry I Had To Step Back".

Fabolous Channels Al Pacino On Upcoming CD, "Loso's Way"

October 11, 2008 6:05 AM

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In this exclusive interview, Fabolous reveals his plans to pay homage to the cult classic, Carlito's Way with his fifth studio album, Loso's Way.

Continue reading Fabolous Channels Al Pacino On Upcoming CD, "Loso's Way" .

Diddy Injury Unable To Sideline Superstar

October 10, 2008 3:00 PM

Diddy

After images have appeared all over the net of him in an arm sling, Diddy has come clean about was behind his mysterious injury along with some behind-the-scenes commentary on his new Frank Sinatra-themed CIROC vodka commercial.

Continue reading Diddy Injury Unable To Sideline Superstar.

BET's American Gangster Returns For Third Season, Tupac's Stepfather Profiled

October 10, 2008 2:55 PM

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BET's popular hit series "American Gangster" is set to return for a third season with a new group of criminal profiles beginning later this month.

Continue reading BET's American Gangster Returns For Third Season, Tupac's Stepfather Profiled .

The-Dream Preps Sophomore Set

October 10, 2008 12:59 PM

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R&B hit maker The-Dream has officially announced plans to release his second album Love vs. Money this winter.

Continue reading The-Dream Preps Sophomore Set.

Common Clicks W/ Microsoft, Sets November Release Date

October 10, 2008 11:31 AM

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Chicago rapper Common recently partnered with computer giant Microsoft, who will be sponsoring his upcoming tour.

Continue reading Common Clicks W/ Microsoft, Sets November Release Date.

Talib Kweli & David Banner Bring Along Live Band For Nat'l Tour

October 10, 2008 10:51 AM

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Little Brother and B.O.B. have been added to this year's annual Hip Hop Live! tour starring Talib Kweli and David Banner.

Continue reading Talib Kweli & David Banner Bring Along Live Band For Nat'l Tour.

Lil' Wayne Cashes In, Rick Ross Finally Fesses Up, Tony Yayo Says Young Buck's Broke, Jadakiss Calls Out Kanye & Weezy?

October 10, 2008 10:28 AM

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In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Lil' Wayne getting a million dollar surprise for his birthday, Rick Ross finally copping to being a C.O., Tony Yayo exposing Young Buck's financial crisis and Jadakiss gearing up for a "tight" battle with Kanye West.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne Cashes In, Rick Ross Finally Fesses Up, Tony Yayo Says Young Buck's Broke, Jadakiss Calls Out Kanye & Weezy?.

SOHH Exclusive: Hip-Hop Heavyweights Weigh In On 4th Quarter Releases

October 9, 2008 4:31 PM

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With a slew of big releases coming in the fourth quarter including albums from Jay-Z, Kanye West, Ludacris and 50 Cent, SOHH spoke to some of hip-hop's biggest names to find out what they're looking forward to.

Continue reading SOHH Exclusive: Hip-Hop Heavyweights Weigh In On 4th Quarter Releases.

EMI Launches Digital Service

October 9, 2008 12:33 PM

EMI

Distributor EMI will become the latest company venturing in to the e-commerce world with the premiere of their upcoming digital service website, EMI.com, launching this winter.

Continue reading EMI Launches Digital Service.

Lil' Kim Stung W/ $2.5 Mil Lawsuit

October 9, 2008 11:08 AM

Lil' Kim

New York rapper Lil' Kim is being sued by popular producers Trackmasters who claim they have made substantial financial sacrifices for her, and after after Kim didn't live up to her end of the bargain, are now demanding millions of dollars in return.

Continue reading Lil' Kim Stung W/ $2.5 Mil Lawsuit.

UPDATE: Travis Barker Speaks For First Time Since Plane Crash

October 9, 2008 11:05 AM

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After surviving a near fatal jet crash that killed four passengers, Travis Barker sat down for his first interview since the horrific accident.

Continue reading UPDATE: Travis Barker Speaks For First Time Since Plane Crash.

Styles P Says "Everybody's Cool" In The Lox, As Jadakiss Eyes Def Jam Solo

October 9, 2008 9:30 AM

Styles P

Though recent focus has been on Jadakiss and his upcoming Def Jam debut, Styles P tells SOHH the D-Block movement is still alive and well. 

Continue reading Styles P Says "Everybody's Cool" In The Lox, As Jadakiss Eyes Def Jam Solo.

T.I.'s "Paper Trail" Tops Charts, Besting Next-Ups Jennifer Hudson & Robin Thicke

October 9, 2008 6:30 AM

T.I.

In this week's Sales Wrap, the "King" returns as T.I. grabs No. 1, Jennifer Hudson places the spotlight on No. 2 and Robin Thicke smoothly lands within Top 5 as he debuts at No. 3.


Continue reading T.I.'s "Paper Trail" Tops Charts, Besting Next-Ups Jennifer Hudson & Robin Thicke.

Lil' Wayne, The Game & Young Jeezy To Perform At The BET Hip Hop Awards

October 8, 2008 5:30 PM

Lil Wayne

Lil' Wayne, The Game, Ludacris, Young Jeezy, Common, T-Pain and more will be hitting the stage at BET's 3rd Annual Hip Hop Awards later this month.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne, The Game & Young Jeezy To Perform At The BET Hip Hop Awards.

Naughty By Nature Plot Return, "We Decided To Work On An Album Before The Honors"

October 8, 2008 4:28 PM

 

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In this exclusive we talk to VH1 Hip-Hop Honorees, Naughty By Nature about being honored and their upcoming reunion album.

 

Continue reading Naughty By Nature Plot Return, "We Decided To Work On An Album Before The Honors".

YouTube Partners W/ iTunes & Amazon

October 8, 2008 1:03 PM

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YouTube has agreed to form a business relationship with mega-retailers iTunes and Amazon, turning the video sharing site into an e-commerce company.

Continue reading YouTube Partners W/ iTunes & Amazon.

Diddy Channels Sinatra In New Ad Campaign, Reacts To Prez Debate

October 8, 2008 1:00 PM

Diddy

Paying homage to one of music's most iconic performers of all time, Diddy offers an ode to the lifestyle of Frank Sinatra in his latest CIROC Vodka commercial.

Continue reading Diddy Channels Sinatra In New Ad Campaign, Reacts To Prez Debate.

Beyonce Says Love W/Jay-Z is "Real" Deal, Halle Berry Named "Sexiest Woman Alive," Katy Perry Thugs It Out

October 8, 2008 11:08 AM

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Hot off the press this week Beyonce and Jay-Z find real love, Posh Spice likes being sh*t on, Katy Perry needs a thug in her life and Halle Berry gets crowned the "Sexiest Woman Alive."

Continue reading Beyonce Says Love W/Jay-Z is "Real" Deal, Halle Berry Named "Sexiest Woman Alive," Katy Perry Thugs It Out.

T.I. Sells 568K In First Week, J.Hud & Robin Thicke Trail Behind

October 8, 2008 9:51 AM

T.I.



Regaining hip-hop's position at No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 charts this week is T.I.'s Paper Trail, which has officially been certified gold selling over 568,300 copies after only seven days in stores. 

Continue reading T.I. Sells 568K In First Week, J.Hud & Robin Thicke Trail Behind.

John Legend Links W/Raphael Saadiq For Tour Short Tour

October 8, 2008 9:44 AM


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R&B stars John Legend and Raphael Saadiq will be heating up stages across the country as the duo prepare to launch their nationwide tour next month.

Continue reading John Legend Links W/Raphael Saadiq For Tour Short Tour.

"I Want To Work For Diddy" Winners React, "We're New People!"

October 7, 2008 3:35 PM

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Last night on VH1's "I Want To Work for Diddy," Mr. Combs' season long search for an assistant came to an end as the head of the Bad Boy empire offered two candidates the jobs of their dreams.In this SOHH exclusive we talk to the winners about the highs and lows of the job.

Continue reading "I Want To Work For Diddy" Winners React, "We're New People!".

Jay-Z Calls Out Sick For Obama Concert

October 7, 2008 3:30 PM

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With a highly expected bonus "Last Chance for Change" performance originally scheduled for Monday afternoon (October 6) in Miami, Jay-Z surprisingly canceled his appearance at the last minute due to throat problems.


Continue reading Jay-Z Calls Out Sick For Obama Concert.

T.I. Responds To Jim Jones' Swag Swipe

October 7, 2008 1:13 PM

T.I.

After reports broke out about Jim Jones questioning T.I.'s "swag," the self-proclaimed "King of the South" spoke with radio personality Clinton Sparks to address the swipe.

Continue reading T.I. Responds To Jim Jones' Swag Swipe.

Usher Announces Dates For "Ladies Only" Tour, Tix On Sale Now

October 7, 2008 12:22 PM

Usher

Mega-platinum singer Usher has announced the dates for his highly-anticipated nationwide "One Night Stand: Ladies Only" tour scheduled to hit the road next month.

Continue reading Usher Announces Dates For "Ladies Only" Tour, Tix On Sale Now.

Hip-Hop Preserved At Cornell University

October 7, 2008 11:41 AM

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Hip-Hop pioneer Afrika Bambaataa will help preserve the genre's origins by joining in festivities and celebrating the "Born in the Bronx: The Legacy and Evolution of Hip Hop" collection at Cornell University later this month.

Continue reading Hip-Hop Preserved At Cornell University.

R. Kelly Stiffed On $3.4 Million Touring Bill

October 7, 2008 10:00 AM

R. Kelly

While R&B superstar R. Kelly has been awarded by a judge unpaid touring fees totaling up to roughly $3.4 million, he has still yet to be paid.

Continue reading R. Kelly Stiffed On $3.4 Million Touring Bill.

John McCain Vs. Barack Obama

October 7, 2008 12:00 AM

T.I. Caption Diss



As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. For Caption Diss SOHH is asking you, the reader, to tell us what those words are...just keep it short. The person who coins the wittiest caption wins.

Continue reading John McCain Vs. Barack Obama.

Memphis Bleek Says "Jay-Z's Moving Everything Off Of Def Jam"

October 6, 2008 5:00 PM

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Making an effort to develop his own business skills outside of the grip of friend and hip-hop mogul Jay-Z, Memphis Bleek hit up SOHH to talk about his independent label, Get Low Records, and Hov's plans for the Roc Nation imprint.

Continue reading Memphis Bleek Says "Jay-Z's Moving Everything Off Of Def Jam".

Saigon Preps Comeback Album, "Even Though The First One Has Never Come Out"

October 6, 2008 4:30 PM

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After being released from Atlantic Records resulting in the loss of his official first album, Brooklyn rapper Saigon announced today the development of his newly structured, long-awaited debut, Thank God.

Continue reading Saigon Preps Comeback Album, "Even Though The First One Has Never Come Out".

Diddy & Consequence Compete For "King of The Net" Title

October 6, 2008 3:30 PM

Diddy

Diddy and Consequence are just two of the nominees battling it out online to see who will emerge as the "King of The Net" in the 2008 Online Hip-Hop Awards.

Continue reading Diddy & Consequence Compete For "King of The Net" Title.

Jay-Z Keeps It Cautious At Free Obama Benefit, Adds New Dates

October 6, 2008 1:30 PM

Jay-Z

Publicly showing his support for Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama, hip-hop mogul Jay-Z reminded fans about the importance of voting while performing at a charity event last night in Florida.

Continue reading Jay-Z Keeps It Cautious At Free Obama Benefit, Adds New Dates.

Update: T.I. Trails No One, Set To Debut on Top Of The Charts

October 6, 2008 10:30 AM

T.I.

Hip-Hop superstar T.I.'s Paper Trail is currently set to reach No. 1 on Billboard's Top 200 charts this week with over 357,000 albums already sold from last Tuesday till last Friday (October 3).

Continue reading Update: T.I. Trails No One, Set To Debut on Top Of The Charts.

Janet Jackson Still "Recuperating," Cancels Shows

October 6, 2008 10:00 AM

Janet Jackson

A week after being released form the hospital, Janet Jackson has canceled a string of concert dates on her "Rock Witchu" tour due to health related issues.

Continue reading Janet Jackson Still "Recuperating," Cancels Shows.

Rhymefest Talks Kanye Puppet Show, "It's Kinda Like '30 Rock' Meets 'Saturday Night Live'"

October 5, 2008 6:00 AM

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Kanye West's plans to executive produce a black version of the Muppets with fellow Chicago rapper Rhymefest were recently revealed. SOHH caught up with Fest to get the details on the upcoming Comedy Central show called "Allligator Boots."

Continue reading Rhymefest Talks Kanye Puppet Show, "It's Kinda Like '30 Rock' Meets 'Saturday Night Live'".

Nas & Michael Rapaport Team Up For A Tribe Called Quest Doc

October 4, 2008 10:00 AM

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SOHH has learned that long time hip-hop fan and well known actor, Michael Rapaport (Zebrahead, Higher Learning) has teamed up with Nas to produce a documentary film about renowned rap group, A Tribe Called Quest.  In this exclusive, Rapaport and Tribe member Q-Tip discuss the upcoming project.

Continue reading Nas & Michael Rapaport Team Up For A Tribe Called Quest Doc.

The Roots Link W/ Gym Class Heroes & Estelle For Nat'l Tour

October 4, 2008 9:00 AM

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Famed Hip-Hop band The Roots, alterna-rap/rock group the Gym Class Heroes and critically acclaimed British songstrees Estelle have all joined forces for a North American tour.

Continue reading The Roots Link W/ Gym Class Heroes & Estelle For Nat'l Tour.

Beyonce On New Album, "I Have Created A Sound That Reveals All Of Me"

October 3, 2008 1:00 PM

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With her upcoming album continuing to gather anticipation, Beyonce has issued a letter to fans promising the long-awaited disc will deliver.

Continue reading Beyonce On New Album, "I Have Created A Sound That Reveals All Of Me".

UPDATE: ITunes Stays In Business After Fee Hike Denied

October 3, 2008 11:30 AM

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After Apple recently threatened to shut down their popular online digital seller iTunes yesterday, the Copyright Royalty Board has ruled against raising the fee from 9 cents per song for recorded music.

Continue reading UPDATE: ITunes Stays In Business After Fee Hike Denied .

Lil' Wayne & Jim Jones Challenge Jay-Z To A Swag-Off, T.I. Gives Weezy A Pass, Ye's HBO Show Gets Shelved, Memphis Bleek Washes, Rinses & Repeats

October 3, 2008 11:00 AM

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In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Lil' Wayne joining forces with Jim Jones for a "Swagger Like Us" showdown against Jay-Z, T-Pain's vocoder receiving a vote of confidence from T.I. on "The Parker Report," Kanye West losing his bid to become an HBO star and Memphis Bleek explaining why he appeared in a shampoo commercial.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne & Jim Jones Challenge Jay-Z To A Swag-Off, T.I. Gives Weezy A Pass, Ye's HBO Show Gets Shelved, Memphis Bleek Washes, Rinses & Repeats.

Buckshot Released From Hospital, Says Label Rep

October 3, 2008 6:00 AM

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One week after being hospitalized due to health related issues, Boot Camp Clik leader Buckshot is back home.

Continue reading Buckshot Released From Hospital, Says Label Rep.

Diddy To Sarah Palin, "You Scare Me"

October 2, 2008 4:00 PM

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On the heels of the Vice Presidential debate,airing tonight at 9 p.m., hip-hop mogul Diddy continues to voice his opinion on the candidates, particularly Republican VP nominee Sarah Palin.

Continue reading Diddy To Sarah Palin, "You Scare Me" .

The Cool Kids Lace Up, Hit NBA 2K9 Tour

October 2, 2008 3:30 PM

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Mid-Western rap duo The Cool Kids will headline the 4th annual Bounce Tour to help promote the upcoming basketball videogame NBA 2K9 dropping next week.

Continue reading The Cool Kids Lace Up, Hit NBA 2K9 Tour.

iTunes Threatens To Close Shop

October 2, 2008 12:45 PM

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A decision ruling on whether or not to raise the fee for recorded music has tempted Apple to threaten the shutdown of their popular online digital seller iTunes today.

Continue reading iTunes Threatens To Close Shop.

Pussycat Dolls Make A Splash At No. 5, Jazmine Sullivan Surprises W/ Top 10 Debut, Joe Thomas Sings Familiar Tune At No. 8

October 2, 2008 11:00 AM

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In this week's Sales Wrap, the Pussycat Dolls make their return landing at No. 5, Jazmine Sullivan can sell debuting at No. 6 and Joe Thomas finds his way back in to Top 10.

Continue reading Pussycat Dolls Make A Splash At No. 5, Jazmine Sullivan Surprises W/ Top 10 Debut, Joe Thomas Sings Familiar Tune At No. 8 .

Kanye West & 50 Cent Expected To Save Ailing Music Industry

October 2, 2008 11:00 AM

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Record labels are approaching another financially weak year, as a minimum of 200 million albums in the last quarter is now required in order to break even with last year's low total.

Continue reading Kanye West & 50 Cent Expected To Save Ailing Music Industry.

Ludacris Drops Limited Edition Fitted, Album Date Pushed Back

October 2, 2008 6:00 AM

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Hip-Hop entrepreneur Ludacris continues to expand his business ventures by becoming the first Southern artist to release his own limited edition New Era fitted hat.

Continue reading Ludacris Drops Limited Edition Fitted, Album Date Pushed Back.

Hip Hop Caucus Falls Short In Voter Register Drive, But Sets Record For Ex-Felons' Rights

October 1, 2008 4:42 PM

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Tuesday (September 30) marked a record-setting day as the Hip-Hop Caucus (HHC) and Hip-Hop Summit Action Network (HSAN) presented their "One Vote" registration drives throughout the nation.

Continue reading Hip Hop Caucus Falls Short In Voter Register Drive, But Sets Record For Ex-Felons' Rights.

Jazmine Sullivan, The Pussycat Dolls & Joe Debut On The Charts

October 1, 2008 3:37 PM

Written By Janelle Griffith

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The Pussycat Dolls, Jazmine Sullivan and Joe all debuted in the top 10 this week on the Billboard Top 200.

Continue reading Jazmine Sullivan, The Pussycat Dolls & Joe Debut On The Charts.

T.I.'s New Disc Flies Off Shelves, Projected to Sell Over 467K

October 1, 2008 1:44 PM

Written By Janelle Griffith

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Just a day after the release of his highly anticipated sixth studio album, T.I.'s Paper Trail is already causing waves around the country.

Continue reading T.I.'s New Disc Flies Off Shelves, Projected to Sell Over 467K.

Ex-Broker/Rapper Paris Explains The Wall Street Melt Down's Affect On Hip-Hop

October 1, 2008 11:48 AM

Written By Danica Dow

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After the House rejected the Bush administration's $700 billion bailout plan, SOHH caught up with West Coast emcee/ex-stockbroker Paris to get the low down on the proposal and find out how the hip-hop industry and you will be affected by the current credit crunch.

Continue reading Ex-Broker/Rapper Paris Explains The Wall Street Melt Down's Affect On Hip-Hop.

Janet Jackson Calls Out Sick, Beyonce Drops A Milli On Wigs, Prince Ass'd Out On Politics

October 1, 2008 9:31 AM

Written By SOHH Soul Rebel

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Hot off the press this week Janet Jackson puts tour on pause, Beyonce drops a milli on wigs, Prince knocks the vote, and Usher covers his goods.

Continue reading Janet Jackson Calls Out Sick, Beyonce Drops A Milli On Wigs, Prince Ass'd Out On Politics .

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