November 2008 Archives

Real & Chance Have Regrets, "God Dammit, I Miss So Hood"

November 30, 2008 12:03 PM

Real & Chance


In this SOHH exclusive, Real and Chance dish about the contestants on their VH1 reality show "Real Chance of Love," discuss their music and reveal what's next with their Stallionaire movement.

Continue reading Real & Chance Have Regrets, "God Dammit, I Miss So Hood".

Common Talks Future, "I Want To Be Doing Shows When I'm 60"

November 29, 2008 6:00 AM

Common

 

Just a few weeks away from his long-awaited eighth album Universal Mind Control, SOHH got a hold of Common to talk about today's hip-hop, retiring from music and the impact of Barack Obama's presidential run.

 

Continue reading Common Talks Future, "I Want To Be Doing Shows When I'm 60".

Kanye Projected To Sell 500K In First Week Sales

November 28, 2008 3:32 PM

Kanye West

 

While reports are still early, mega rap star Kanye West's 808s and Heartbreak is expected to outsell Ludacris' Theater of the Mind by close to 300,000 units.

 

Continue reading Kanye Projected To Sell 500K In First Week Sales.

Russell Simmons Links W/ Target For Holiday Event

November 28, 2008 6:00 AM

Russell Simmons

 

Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons has teamed with mega retailer Target for the "Ninth Annual Youth Holiday Party" in New York City next month.

Continue reading Russell Simmons Links W/ Target For Holiday Event.

Jim Jones Declares The Death Of The N-Word, Shawty Lo "Ain't Lil' Flip," 50 Cent Sticks It To Pinky, Eminem "Stans" Out

November 28, 2008 5:30 AM

T.I. & Jim Jones

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Jim Jones burying the "N-word" for Obama, T.I. & Shawty Lo ending their truce with a bang, 50 Cent thinking of new ways to sell records, Eminem penning a new "Stan," and Shawnna auditioning for a new gig.

Continue reading Jim Jones Declares The Death Of The N-Word, Shawty Lo "Ain't Lil' Flip," 50 Cent Sticks It To Pinky, Eminem "Stans" Out.

Jim Jones, Akon, Q-Tip & More Weigh In On What They're Not Thankful For This Thanksgiving

November 27, 2008 7:57 AM

Thanksgiving


While everyone else is eating turkey and counting their blessings SOHH got some of the biggest names in hip-hop to reveal the things that they are not thankful for this year.

Continue reading Jim Jones, Akon, Q-Tip & More Weigh In On What They're Not Thankful For This Thanksgiving.

Beyonce's "Fierce" Alter Ego Rules The Charts, 112's Slim Goes For Self, Ace Hood Creeps Out The Gutta

November 27, 2008 6:30 AM

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In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce stands fierce atop the competition at No. 1, Slim from 112 goes for self debuting at No. 32, and newcomer Ace Hood cracks the Top 50.
 

Continue reading Beyonce's "Fierce" Alter Ego Rules The Charts, 112's Slim Goes For Self, Ace Hood Creeps Out The Gutta.

Young Jeezy On Obama Presidency, "It's Gonna Take Him A Couple Of Years To Get It Right"

November 27, 2008 6:00 AM

Young Jeezy

 

Gaining a stellar buzz from his pro-Barack Obama single "My President Is Black," Young Jeezy spoke with SOHH about his realistic interpretation of what the upcoming new administration will mean for Americans.

Continue reading Young Jeezy On Obama Presidency, "It's Gonna Take Him A Couple Of Years To Get It Right".

Man Found Guilty Of Murdering T.I. Associate, Philant Johnson

November 26, 2008 10:00 PM

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Hosea Thomas has been found guilty for the May 2006 murder of rap star T.I.'s close friend and assistant Philiant Johnson.

Continue reading Man Found Guilty Of Murdering T.I. Associate, Philant Johnson.

Kanye's Relative Suspected In Mother's Death

November 26, 2008 8:01 PM

Kanye West

A year after the passing of Kanye West's mother, Dr. Donda West, an investigation has begun as a nephew may be responsible for her untimely death.

Continue reading Kanye's Relative Suspected In Mother's Death.

Ludacris Celebrates Album Release W/Jim Jones & Jadakiss, Confirms Shawnna Collabo CD [Video]

November 26, 2008 12:35 PM

Ludacris

 

Hip-Hop superstar Ludacris helped celebrate the release of his new album, Theater of the Mind, by surprising fans with a star-studded cast of unexpected guests in New York City last night (November 25).

Continue reading Ludacris Celebrates Album Release W/Jim Jones & Jadakiss, Confirms Shawnna Collabo CD [Video].

Beyonce Debuts At No. 1, Sells Over 480K In First Week Sales

November 26, 2008 10:51 AM

Beyonce Knowles

 

Despite her new album I Am...Sasha Fierce leaking weeks before its release, Beyonce has landed at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 with over 483,200 sold in her opening week.

 

Continue reading Beyonce Debuts At No. 1, Sells Over 480K In First Week Sales.

Beyonce Learned Her Lesson, Michael Jackson's Money Problems Revealed, Kanye Is "Very Confident," Whitney Houston Hides Her Funds

November 26, 2008 10:41 AM

Michael Jackson & Beyonce

Hot off the press this week Michael Jackson is the Prince of Paupers, Beyonce got it from her Mama, Kanye can't stop believing in himself and Whitney Houston won't share.

Continue reading Beyonce Learned Her Lesson, Michael Jackson's Money Problems Revealed, Kanye Is "Very Confident," Whitney Houston Hides Her Funds.

Lil' Boosie Hands Out Toys & Turkeys In Louisiana

November 26, 2008 10:12 AM

Lil' Boosie

 

Southern rapper Lil' Boosie (born Torrance Hatch) gave back to his hometown residents yesterday (November 26) by hosting a special "Thanksgiving Giveaway" event in Louisiana.

Continue reading Lil' Boosie Hands Out Toys & Turkeys In Louisiana .

Atlantic Records Makes History, Digital Sales Surpass Physical Sales

November 26, 2008 9:46 AM

T.I.


Atlantic Records has become the first major record label to surpass CD sales by their overwhelming digital sales.

Continue reading Atlantic Records Makes History, Digital Sales Surpass Physical Sales.

Update: Witness Says Prime Suspect Is Innocent In T.I. Associate's Murder

November 25, 2008 5:14 PM

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The murder case of rap star T.I.'s friend and assistant Philiant Johnson took an unexpected turn as the prime suspect's girlfriend testified he was not at the scene of the May 2006 shoot-out.

Continue reading Update: Witness Says Prime Suspect Is Innocent In T.I. Associate's Murder.

Akon Performs Free Show For MySpace Top 8

November 25, 2008 3:38 PM

Akon

 

Platinum-selling singer Akon has teamed with MySpace to give fans the chance to see him perform live in New York City for free next week.

Continue reading Akon Performs Free Show For MySpace Top 8.

Shawty Lo's Manager Wants Peace, "I'm Trying To Put Together A Concert W/ Grand Hustle & D4L"

November 25, 2008 12:46 PM

Shawty Lo

 

After last night's violent scuffle between T.I.'s PSC/Grand Hustle crew and Shawty Lo's D4L camp went down, SOHH reached out to Lo's manager to find out how the Radio-One Dirty Awards in Atlanta turned into a police shutdown.

Continue reading Shawty Lo's Manager Wants Peace, "I'm Trying To Put Together A Concert W/ Grand Hustle & D4L".

Amy Winehouse Back In The Hospital

November 25, 2008 11:35 AM

Amy Winehouse

Grammy winning singer Amy Winehouse has checked-in to England's London Clinic due to an allergic reaction to medication.

Continue reading Amy Winehouse Back In The Hospital.

Lil' Wayne & T.I. Cancel Joint NY Concert, Weezy Announces "I Am Music" Tour Dates

November 25, 2008 6:30 AM

Lil Wayne

Hip-Hop superstars Lil' Wayne and T.I. have canceled their highly-anticipated concert together scheduled to take place next month in Rochester, New York.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne & T.I. Cancel Joint NY Concert, Weezy Announces "I Am Music" Tour Dates.

Wyclef Associate, John Forte, Pardoned By President Bush

November 25, 2008 5:00 AM

John Forte

Incarcerated music producer John Forte has been given a rare pardon by President George W. Bush allowing him to be released from his 14 year prison sentence beginning next month.

Continue reading Wyclef Associate, John Forte, Pardoned By President Bush .

Kanye West, T.I. & Shawty Lo

November 25, 2008 12:00 AM

Kanye West - 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 Kanye West, T.I. & Shawty Lo.

Update: R. Kelly's Nephew Charged W/ Attempted Murder In Robbery Case

November 24, 2008 5:29 PM

R. Kelly

R. Kelly's 16 year-old nephew has been charged with attempted murder stemming from a failed robbery that took place earlier this month right outside of Chicago.

Continue reading Update: R. Kelly's Nephew Charged W/ Attempted Murder In Robbery Case.

Q-Tip Gets Surprise Visit By Prince, "He Just Took My Musician's Guitar & Hopped On Stage"

November 24, 2008 1:58 PM

Q-Tip

 

During a recent show at in Las Vegas Q-Tip fans were treated to an impromptu performance by PrinceSOHH caught up with the rapper to hear his reaction and to see if he has plans to collaborate with Prince in the future.

Continue reading Q-Tip Gets Surprise Visit By Prince, "He Just Took My Musician's Guitar & Hopped On Stage".

Jimmy Iovine Explains "Detox" Delay, "I Lost Dr. Dre To Eminem"

November 24, 2008 11:12 AM

Dr. Dre

Interscope head Jimmy Iovine has come forward to explain the delay of Dr. Dre's highly anticipated, upcoming album.

Continue reading Jimmy Iovine Explains "Detox" Delay, "I Lost Dr. Dre To Eminem".

Travis Barker Files $25K Suit Over Plane Crash

November 24, 2008 9:37 AM

Travis Barker

Travis Barker has filed a $25,000 negligence lawsuit against the companies responsible for his September jet crash.

Continue reading Travis Barker Files $25K Suit Over Plane Crash.

Chris Brown Wins Big At The AMAs, Kanye Dedicates Award To Lil' Wayne [Video]

November 24, 2008 9:20 AM

Chris Brown

 

Kanye West, Alicia Keys, Rihanna and Chris Brown walked away with trophies at the fifth annual American Music Awards last night (November 23) in California.

 

Continue reading Chris Brown Wins Big At The AMAs, Kanye Dedicates Award To Lil' Wayne [Video].

Ludacris Not Worried About Dropping The Same Day As Kanye, "He's Going A Different Direction"

November 23, 2008 6:00 AM

Ludacris


Two of Def Jam's biggest hip-hop artists will both be dropping new albums on Monday, (November 24). SOHH recently caught up with Ludacris to find out how he feels about going head to head with Kanye West.

Continue reading Ludacris Not Worried About Dropping The Same Day As Kanye, "He's Going A Different Direction".

BREAKING: MC Breed Dies At 36

November 22, 2008 8:00 PM

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Eric Breed, the Midwest rapper known as MC Breed, was found dead today after suffering kidney failure.

Continue reading BREAKING: MC Breed Dies At 36.

SOHH Exclusive: Ron Browz On T-Pain Diss, "For Somebody Using Auto-Tune Wrong, I Made A Hit Record"

November 22, 2008 6:00 AM

Ron Browz

With his mega hit record "Pop Champagne" continuing to explode on radio stations across the nation, SOHH sat down with Ron Browz to find out what's next for the producer-turned-singer.

Continue reading SOHH Exclusive: Ron Browz On T-Pain Diss, "For Somebody Using Auto-Tune Wrong, I Made A Hit Record".

Kanye Reveals "Heartbreak" On MySpace

November 21, 2008 5:22 PM

Kanye West

 

Mega rap star Kanye West has decided to link up with MySpace Music to give fans the opportunity to hear his entire new album 808s & Heartbreak three days before it hits stores.

Continue reading Kanye Reveals "Heartbreak" On MySpace.

T.I. Testifies, Recalls Bloody Details In Philant Johnson Murder Trial [Video]

November 21, 2008 12:23 PM

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Hip-Hop superstar T.I. has come forward to testify about the events that took place on the night his friend and assistant Philiant Johnson was murdered in May 2006.

Continue reading T.I. Testifies, Recalls Bloody Details In Philant Johnson Murder Trial [Video].

Remy Ma Wants Out Of Jail, Lawyer Files Appeal

November 21, 2008 11:53 AM

Remy Ma

 

An attorney for incarcerated New York rapper Remy Ma has filed an appeal requesting to have her eight year prison sentence dropped.

 

Continue reading Remy Ma Wants Out Of Jail, Lawyer Files Appeal.

Nas, Ghostface & Others Auction Off Memorabilia In Honor Of Phife & J Dilla

November 21, 2008 11:03 AM

Nas

 

Nas, Ghostface Killah, De La Soul, Redman and Method Man are among the many rap heavyweights participating in Rock The Bell's charity auction, starting next month.

 

 

Continue reading Nas, Ghostface & Others Auction Off Memorabilia In Honor Of Phife & J Dilla.

Jim Jones Blames Dipset's Demise On Cam'ron's Ego, Kanye Equates Hip-Hop To High School, 50 Cent Strikes A Pose, Damon Dash "Bugging Out?"

November 21, 2008 10:25 AM

Jim Jones, Kanye - Pulse Report

 

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Jim Jones taking credit for 15 years of hip-hop fashion, while mocking Jay-Z, Kanye West calling out hip-hop for being childish, Dame Dash losing more than his money, 50 Cent's new XXL cover and Ludacris burying the hatchet with Oprah.

Continue reading Jim Jones Blames Dipset's Demise On Cam'ron's Ego, Kanye Equates Hip-Hop To High School, 50 Cent Strikes A Pose, Damon Dash "Bugging Out?".

Alicia Keys & John Legend Tapped To Perform At CNN "Heroes" Tribute

November 21, 2008 9:38 AM

Alicia Keys

 

R&B superstars Alicia Keys and John Legend have been chosen to perform at "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute" set to air next week.

Continue reading Alicia Keys & John Legend Tapped To Perform At CNN "Heroes" Tribute.

The Roots Survive Bus Crash, "We Are Happy To Be Alive"

November 20, 2008 4:54 PM

The Roots

Hip-Hop group The Roots are alive and well, after experiencing a near fatal tour bus crash while traveling throughout Paris, France last night (November 19).

Continue reading The Roots Survive Bus Crash, "We Are Happy To Be Alive".

Lyrics Land Rapper In Prison Over Shooting Case

November 20, 2008 11:45 AM

Handcuffs

Up-and-coming Dublin, Georgia rapper Rico Todriquez Wright has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars after indirectly confessing to a 2006 shooting via a rap song.

Continue reading Lyrics Land Rapper In Prison Over Shooting Case.

50 Cent To Star In New British Gangster Flick

November 20, 2008 9:20 AM

50 Cent

 

Hip-Hop superstar 50 Cent has been tagged to star in the upcoming UK film, Dead Man Running , which will be directed by the same man responsible for the highly successful video game, Grand Theft Auto 2.

Continue reading 50 Cent To Star In New British Gangster Flick.

Jadakiss Premieres New Tracks, Greets Fans In NYC Record Stores

November 20, 2008 6:00 AM

Jadakiss

 

D-Block's Jadakiss will be giving fans an opportunity to hear new songs from his upcoming album The Last Kiss as he hits stores with the two-day "Jadakiss NYC Retail Tour" beginning today (November 20).

 

Continue reading Jadakiss Premieres New Tracks, Greets Fans In NYC Record Stores.

T-Pain Shows Off His Ringz, Christina Aguilera Celbrates The Perfect 10, Q-Tip Falls Back

November 20, 2008 6:00 AM

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In this week's Sales Wrap, T-Pain debuts with the top hip-hop and R&B album at No. 4, Christina Aguilera reminds fans of her best hits, T.I.'s trail stops at No. 10, Q-Tip takes a tumble.

 

Continue reading T-Pain Shows Off His Ringz, Christina Aguilera Celbrates The Perfect 10, Q-Tip Falls Back.

Taco Bell Bites Back At 50 Cent Over $4 Mil Suit

November 20, 2008 5:50 AM

50 Cent

 

Months after rap star 50 Cent sued Taco Bell for their unauthorized usage of his name in their national campaign, the company has responded by attempting to use his persona against him.

Continue reading Taco Bell Bites Back At 50 Cent Over $4 Mil Suit.

T.I. Associate Philant Johnson's Murder Trial Begins, Witness Points Finger At Brother

November 19, 2008 5:28 PM

T.I. & Philant Johnson

Opening statements by prosecutors in a case involving the murder of T.I.'s assistant and close friend, Philant Johnson, began today (November 19) in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Continue reading T.I. Associate Philant Johnson's Murder Trial Begins, Witness Points Finger At Brother.

New Beyonce CD "Flying Off The Shelf," Projected To Debut At No. 1

November 19, 2008 4:47 PM

Beyonce Knowles


Beyonce Knowles' new album, I Am... Sasha Fierce, is on track to debut at number one on the albums sales chart next week.

Continue reading New Beyonce CD "Flying Off The Shelf," Projected To Debut At No. 1.

Suge Knight Cries Foul, Blames Cops For Missing Bling

November 19, 2008 1:46 PM

Suge Knight

Just over a week after filing a lawsuit against rap star Kanye West over a missing diamond stud earring, Suge Knight is now blaming California authorities for another case of stolen jewelry.

Continue reading Suge Knight Cries Foul, Blames Cops For Missing Bling.

T-Pains Rings In 167K In First Week Sales Numbers

November 19, 2008 11:10 AM

T-Pain

After making a strong radio buzz with a handful of smash singles, T-Pain's new album Thr33 Ringz landed at No. 4 on the Billboard Top 200, with over 167,700 copies sold in its first week.

Continue reading T-Pains Rings In 167K In First Week Sales Numbers.

Beyonce Likes It "Spicy," Diddy Sports A Baldie, Dallas Austin Doesn't Do Housewives, No Piece for Don Cornelius

November 19, 2008 11:00 AM

Diddy & Beyonce

 

Hot off the press this week Diddy waxes off, no more love or peace for "Soul Train" host Don Cornelius, Dallas Austin ditches his Atlanta Housewife and Beyonce has a hankering for hot sauce... and honey buns.

Continue reading Beyonce Likes It "Spicy," Diddy Sports A Baldie, Dallas Austin Doesn't Do Housewives, No Piece for Don Cornelius.

Jay-Z Talks Beyonce Marriage On Debut Angie Martinez BET Special [Video]

November 19, 2008 10:00 AM

Angie Martinez

Making the move from hit radio personality to on-screen host with her upcoming BET television special, "The Angie Martinez Show," SOHH caught up with the "Voice of New York" to find out what the program will offer.

Continue reading Jay-Z Talks Beyonce Marriage On Debut Angie Martinez BET Special [Video].

Update: Michael Jackson Calls Out Sick In $7 Mil Lawsuit

November 19, 2008 9:12 AM

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson may be able to avoid traveling overseas to testify in a London court for a $7 million lawsuit thast was recently filed against him.

Continue reading Update: Michael Jackson Calls Out Sick In $7 Mil Lawsuit.

The Alchemist Explains Why He's Called "Muffler Lung"

November 18, 2008 5:20 PM

The Alchemist

 

It's been four years since he dropped his debut album but today The Alchemist released a brand new EP.  In this SOHH exclusive we talk to the famed hip-hop producer about his experience on Method Man and Redman's "Still High" Tour, his extreme lung capacity and the digital-only release of The Alchemist's Cookbook.

Continue reading The Alchemist Explains Why He's Called "Muffler Lung".

T.I. Expected To Testify In Philant Johnson Murder Trial

November 18, 2008 2:53 PM

T.I.

[Editor's note: this story has been updated as more information has become available]

Hip-Hop superstar T.I. is expected to testify in a Cincinnati court on Friday (November 21) about the events that took place on the night his close friend and assistant, Philant Johnson, was murdered.

Continue reading T.I. Expected To Testify In Philant Johnson Murder Trial .

Whoo Kid Challenges Competitors For Air Waves Award, "No One Can Defeat My Natural Humor"

November 18, 2008 1:10 PM

DJ Whoo Kid

With the voting process for the 2008 Online Hip-Hop Awards closing in a few short days, SOHH caught up with DJ Whoo Kid and DJ Drama, two of the finalists in the Air Waves DJ Award category to find out why they should take home the honors.

Continue reading Whoo Kid Challenges Competitors For Air Waves Award, "No One Can Defeat My Natural Humor".

Update: Circuit City Short Circuits, Closes 150 More Branches

November 18, 2008 12:10 PM

Circuit City

A week after filing for bankruptcy protection, mega retailer Circuit City is expected to close an additional 150 stores in the upcoming months.

Continue reading Update: Circuit City Short Circuits, Closes 150 More Branches.

Plies Makes NY Debut, Plans Free Concert

November 18, 2008 10:47 AM

Plies

 

Certified gold-selling Southern rapper Plies is set to make his first New York City appearance later this month.

Continue reading Plies Makes NY Debut, Plans Free Concert.

Wu-Tang Steps Into New Deal W/ Fila

November 18, 2008 9:14 AM

Wu-Tang Clan Boot

 

 

Wu-Tang Clan have re-linked with mega sportswear company Fila to offer fans the "Wu-Tang Weathertech" boot for the winter.

Continue reading Wu-Tang Steps Into New Deal W/ Fila .

Snoop Dogg & Kid Rock

November 18, 2008 12:00 AM

Snoop Dogg & Kid Rock

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 Snoop Dogg & Kid Rock.

T.I.'s Cop Commercial Brings Criticism From Bang Bang Boogie Members

November 17, 2008 5:31 PM


T.I.

Bang Bang Boogie members Mysonne, Lord Tariq, and Cuban Link, weigh in on T.I.'s "Crime Stoppers" PSA where the King of the South tells others to call the cops when they see crime.

Continue reading T.I.'s Cop Commercial Brings Criticism From Bang Bang Boogie Members.

50 Cent Defends Album Push Back, "'Get Up' Is Actually Performing Better At Radio Than 'I Get Money'"

November 17, 2008 5:25 PM

50 Cent



During a recent press conference that SOHH took part in, 50 Cent took time out to address why his new album was pushed back to 2009 and fired back at Donald Trump for dissing his MTV reality competition, "The Money and The Power."

 

Continue reading 50 Cent Defends Album Push Back, "'Get Up' Is Actually Performing Better At Radio Than 'I Get Money'".

Michael Jackson Hit W/ $7 Mil Lawsuit For Failure To Deliver Album

November 17, 2008 1:15 PM

Michael Jackson

Michael Jackson found himself in court again today (November 17) over a $7 million lawsuit on claims alleging he took advanced money on an album and autobiography he never completed.

Continue reading Michael Jackson Hit W/ $7 Mil Lawsuit For Failure To Deliver Album.

Urban Music Awards Shut Down Due To Stabbing, 3 Men Injured

November 17, 2008 11:16 AM

Police Tape

Nearly 48 hours since the United Kingdom's sixth annual Urban Music Awards was abruptly shut down after a man was stabbed, audience members have come forward to speak on the night's tragedy.

Continue reading Urban Music Awards Shut Down Due To Stabbing, 3 Men Injured.

Snoop Dogg's Mansion In Path Of Wildfire, Fam Forced To Evacuate

November 17, 2008 10:47 AM

Snoop Dogg

Platinum-selling rapper Snoop Dogg has been forced to evacuate his family from their Southern California house due to a wildfire currently spreading throughout the area.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg's Mansion In Path Of Wildfire, Fam Forced To Evacuate.

Suge Knight Charged W/ Beating Girlfriend, Drug Possession

November 17, 2008 9:30 AM

Suge Knight

Former Death Row big wig Suge Knight has been charged with three felony and misdemeanor charges stemming from a physical confrontation with his girlfriend last summer.

Continue reading Suge Knight Charged W/ Beating Girlfriend, Drug Possession.

Chamillionaire "Realistic" About New Album, "I Gotta Hit A Home Run Or I Probably Won't Be Doing This [Anymore]"

November 16, 2008 6:00 AM

Chamillionaire



On the eve of the release of the "Mixtape Messiah 5," SOHH caught up with Chamillionaire to talk about his upcoming major label album, Venom, and why it may be his last.

Continue reading Chamillionaire "Realistic" About New Album, "I Gotta Hit A Home Run Or I Probably Won't Be Doing This [Anymore]".

Young Jeezy Helps "Put On" Food Drive In Dallas

November 15, 2008 6:00 AM

Young Jeezy

 

Platinum-selling rapper Young Jeezy has teamed up with local Dallas radio station KKDA to volunteer for a community food drive in the area.
 

Continue reading Young Jeezy Helps "Put On" Food Drive In Dallas.

Ghostface Links W/ Lil' Wayne, Pusha T & More For Compilation Album

November 15, 2008 6:00 AM

Ghostface Killah

Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah is set to return to shelves next month with GhostDeini the Great, offering fans a collection of new songs and unreleased remixes. 

Continue reading Ghostface Links W/ Lil' Wayne, Pusha T & More For Compilation Album.

Obama Logs On, Plans Weekly YouTube Messages To The American Public

November 14, 2008 5:47 PM

Barack Obama

 

President-elect Barack Obama has announced today (November 14) a new plan to begin recording weekly Democratic addresses for YouTube and radio broadcast this weekend.
 

Continue reading Obama Logs On, Plans Weekly YouTube Messages To The American Public .

Lil' Wayne's "Dedication 3" Hits The Net A Day Late

November 14, 2008 2:18 PM

Lil' Wayne - Dedication 3

 

 

After months of hype surrounding the third installment of Lil' Wayne and DJ Drama's popular "Dedication" series, the project has finally been released online today (November 14).

Continue reading Lil' Wayne's "Dedication 3" Hits The Net A Day Late.

Kanye West Arrested In UK For Paparazzi Abuse, Set Free After Investigation

November 14, 2008 11:07 AM

 

Kanye West

 

Hip-Hop superstar Kanye West was arrested earlier today (November 14) and shortly after released for allegedly assaulting another photographer. 

 

Continue reading Kanye West Arrested In UK For Paparazzi Abuse, Set Free After Investigation.

50 Cent Waits To "Self Destruct," Album Pushed Back To '09

November 14, 2008 10:30 AM

50 Cent

Mega rap star 50 Cent has decided to push his highly anticipated album Before I Self Destruct to next year. 

Continue reading 50 Cent Waits To "Self Destruct," Album Pushed Back To '09.

Damon Dash "Broke," Judge Orders Vehicle To Be Revoked

November 14, 2008 10:25 AM

Damon Dash

Former Roc-A-Fella Records big wig Damon Dash has been issued an order from a Manhattan judge requesting the seizure of his vehicle.

Continue reading Damon Dash "Broke," Judge Orders Vehicle To Be Revoked.

Lil' Wayne Is A MAD Man, Kanye "Pops" Off At The Mouth, 50 Cent Trumped By The Donald, Dame Dash - A "Chronic" Liar

November 14, 2008 9:23 AM

Lil' Wayne & Kanye West

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Lil' Wayne throwing a few curve balls before the release of "Dedication 3," Dame Dash co-signing Jim Jones' next album as a classic like Reasonable Doubt, Donald Trump serving 50 Cent a dose of reality,Tony Yayo putting out a warning to Young Buck and The Game and Kanye West relishing the underdog role.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne Is A MAD Man, Kanye "Pops" Off At The Mouth, 50 Cent Trumped By The Donald, Dame Dash - A "Chronic" Liar.

50 Cent To "Spike" Up Video Game Awards Show

November 14, 2008 6:00 AM

50 Cent

Mega rapper 50 Cent will help excite Spike TV's sixth annual "Video Game Awards" this year by performing at the California ceremony next month.

Continue reading 50 Cent To "Spike" Up Video Game Awards Show .

Bump J Busted On Bank Robbery Charges

November 13, 2008 8:24 PM

Bump J

Chicago rapper Terrance "Bump J" Boykins has been arrested and charged with a 2007 bank robbery.

Continue reading Bump J Busted On Bank Robbery Charges.

Update: Rapper Withdraws Restraining Order Against Shaq

November 13, 2008 1:00 PM

Shaquille O'Neil

After nearly three months since placing a restraining order on NBA superstar
Shaquille O'Neal, Atlanta rapper Alexis Miller has withdrawn her request.

Continue reading Update: Rapper Withdraws Restraining Order Against Shaq.

Rihanna Cancels Performance In Indonesia

November 13, 2008 12:00 PM

Rihanna

 

R&B superstar Rihanna has decided to cancel a sold-out concert tomorrow (November 13) in Indonesia over security issues.

 

Continue reading Rihanna Cancels Performance In Indonesia .

Jim Jones Ditches Katt Williams For Mike Epps, Delivers "Real Hard Christmas Music" For The Holiday Season

November 13, 2008 10:30 AM

Jim Jones

In this SOHH Exclusive Dipset Capo Jim Jones talks about his new partnership with funny man Mike Epps and their upcoming Christmas compilation and comedy special.

Continue reading Jim Jones Ditches Katt Williams For Mike Epps, Delivers "Real Hard Christmas Music" For The Holiday Season.

Diddy Makes Guest Appearance On CSI

November 13, 2008 10:20 AM

Diddy

Hip-Hop superstar Diddy has teamed up with hit television series "CSI: Miami" and will be starring in a couple of upcoming episodes.

Continue reading Diddy Makes Guest Appearance On CSI .

Kanye Speaks On Mother's Passing, Feelings Of Isolation

November 13, 2008 10:15 AM

Kanye West

Hip-Hop superstar Kanye West has come forward to speak about the impact of his mother's death and her influence on his music.
 

Continue reading Kanye Speaks On Mother's Passing, Feelings Of Isolation.

50 Cent, Beyonce & Mariah Carey To Rock "TRL" One Last Time

November 13, 2008 6:00 AM

50 Cent

50 CentBeyonce, Mariah Carey and more have been chosen to appear and perform on the final episode of MTV's "Total Request Live" airing this weekend. 

Continue reading 50 Cent, Beyonce & Mariah Carey To Rock "TRL" One Last Time.

T.I. "Trails" John Legend, Q-Tip's Return Just Misses The Top 10, Lil' Wayne Benefits From A Baby Bump

November 13, 2008 6:00 AM

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In this week's Sales Wrap, John Legend's album sales continue to hit a high note, T.I. is hot on his trail, Q-Tip makes his long-awaited return and Lil' Wayne receives a bump in chart position.

Continue reading T.I. "Trails" John Legend, Q-Tip's Return Just Misses The Top 10, Lil' Wayne Benefits From A Baby Bump.

Kanye's "808s & Heartbreak" Leaks

November 12, 2008 4:07 PM

 

Kanye West



With almost two weeks left until the official release date, Kanye West's fourth album, 808s & Heartbreak has leaked to the internet.

Continue reading Kanye's "808s & Heartbreak" Leaks .

Former "Gs to Gents" Contestents Busted

November 12, 2008 12:44 PM

Gs to Gents - Cee & Keshawn

Two contestants from the popular Jamie Foxx MTV reality show "From G's to Gents" recently found themselves behind bars.

Continue reading Former "Gs to Gents" Contestents Busted.

Timbaland Helps Bring "Vinyl" To The Big Screen

November 12, 2008 12:00 PM

Timbaland

Super producer Timbaland will make his Hollywood debut by beginning work on the upcoming film, Vinyl

Continue reading Timbaland Helps Bring "Vinyl" To The Big Screen.

Suge Knight Sues Kanye Over Party Shootout, Robbery

November 12, 2008 10:10 AM

Suge Knight

Former record label mogul Suge Knight has sued Kanye West for over $135,000 stemming from a gun shot wound and robbery attained at the producer's pre-MTV Video Music Awards party in August 2005. 

Continue reading Suge Knight Sues Kanye Over Party Shootout, Robbery.

Live Nation Ready To Compete W/ iTunes

November 12, 2008 9:50 AM

Live Nation

Mega concert promoter Live Nation will begin a new business venture soon with plans to start selling music online.

Continue reading Live Nation Ready To Compete W/ iTunes.

Mariah Carey Says No To Nick Cannon, T-Pain Sick Of Talkin' Bout Lil' Wayne, Diddy Goes Diva, Aguilera Calls Lady Gaga A Man

November 12, 2008 8:00 AM

Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon

Hot off the press this week Mariah and Nick stayed pure 'til marriage, Christina Aguilera has been hiding under a rock, T-Pain gets MAD at the media, and Diddy shows off his diva side.

Continue reading Mariah Carey Says No To Nick Cannon, T-Pain Sick Of Talkin' Bout Lil' Wayne, Diddy Goes Diva, Aguilera Calls Lady Gaga A Man.

OHHA "Artist to Watch" Noms Speak On Why They Should Win

November 12, 2008 6:00 AM

Wale, Cory Gunz, Jazmine Sullivan

In this exclusive, SOHH sizes up the competition in the "Artist To Watch" category for the 2008 Online Hip-Hop Awards.

Continue reading OHHA "Artist to Watch" Noms Speak On Why They Should Win.

Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3" Coming in February '09 Says Kanye

November 11, 2008 4:15 PM

Jay-Z

 

Mega producer Kanye West has confirmed Jay-Z's upcoming album, The Blueprint 3, is near completion and will drop early next year.
 

Continue reading Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3" Coming in February '09 Says Kanye.

Kanye Looks To The Snowman For Inspiration, Asks "What Would Jeezy Do?"

November 11, 2008 4:00 PM

Kanye West



Today as he leaked the Young Jeezy assisted, "Amazing," Kanye West admitted that the Snowman inspired many of the songs on his upcoming album, 808s & Heartbreak.

Continue reading Kanye Looks To The Snowman For Inspiration, Asks "What Would Jeezy Do?".

Eminem's New Project Still Under Construction

November 11, 2008 1:34 PM

Eminem

Hip-Hop superstar Eminem's long awaited upcoming album Relapse may possibly be pushed into 2009.

Continue reading Eminem's New Project Still Under Construction.

MTV Re-Ups "Dances From Tha Hood" Series W/ 80s Twist

November 11, 2008 11:14 AM

Dances From Tha Hood

Popular MTV series "Dances From Tha Hood" returns this year, offering viewers the step-by-step moves from signature dances made famous in the 80's.

Continue reading MTV Re-Ups "Dances From Tha Hood" Series W/ 80s Twist.

Will Smith's Son Tapped For "Karate Kid" Re-Make

November 11, 2008 10:08 AM

Karate Kid

Will Smith's son Jaden, has been chosen to star in the upcoming 1984 re-make of The Karate Kid.

Continue reading Will Smith's Son Tapped For "Karate Kid" Re-Make.

Beyonce Teams With MySpace For Exclusive Album Preview

November 11, 2008 6:00 AM

Beyonce Knowles

 

R&B superstar Beyonce has teamed with MySpace Music to offer fans a chance to preview her entire new album I Am...Sasha Fierce a week before it hits stores.

Continue reading Beyonce Teams With MySpace For Exclusive Album Preview .

Bow Wow

November 11, 2008 12:00 AM

Bow Wow - 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 Bow Wow.

Akon Steps Aside For Protege T-Pain, "I'm Never Gonna Jump In Front Of His Shine"

November 10, 2008 3:50 PM

Akon



With the release of T-Pain's third studio album, Thr33 Ringz, tomorrow SOHH caught up with the self-proclaimed ringleader's label head Akon, to find out how he feels about being surpassed by his protégé.

 

Continue reading Akon Steps Aside For Protege T-Pain, "I'm Never Gonna Jump In Front Of His Shine".

Breaking News: Man Accused Of Murdering Jennifer Hudson's Family Denied Parole

November 10, 2008 11:28 AM

Jennifer Hudson

William Balfour, the primary suspect in the slaying of Jennifer Hudson's family, has been denied the right to leave prison on account of violating his parole.

Continue reading Breaking News: Man Accused Of Murdering Jennifer Hudson's Family Denied Parole.

Beyonce Bids For Wonder Woman Role

November 10, 2008 11:00 AM

Beyonce Knowles

R&B superstar Beyonce has begun early talks of hitting the big screen as iconic heroine beauty, Wonder Woman.

Continue reading Beyonce Bids For Wonder Woman Role.

Circuit City Files For Bankruptcy

November 10, 2008 10:30 AM

Circuit City

Mega retailer Circuit City has filed for bankruptcy protection today (November 10) as a result of a weakened economy and smaller consumer base.

Continue reading Circuit City Files For Bankruptcy.

Suspect In Jennifer Hudson Family Massacre May Be Set Free, Girlfriend Says He Is Guilty

November 10, 2008 6:00 AM

Jennifer Hudson

William Balfour, the primary suspect in the slaying of Jennifer Hudson's family, is scheduled for a parole hearing this morning (November 10) to see if he will be forced to stay behind bars or set free.

Continue reading Suspect In Jennifer Hudson Family Massacre May Be Set Free, Girlfriend Says He Is Guilty.

Akon, T-Pain, Jim Jones & Others Talk Super Groups, Promise To Deliver Collabo Discs

November 9, 2008 3:42 PM

Pharrell, Akon, and Kanye

From the hyped Lil' Wayne and Juelz Santana connection, to the super group consisting of Kanye West, Pharrell Williams and Lupe Fiasco, hip-hop is full of potential collabo projects that never materialize. In this exclusive, SOHH examines the complicated world of collabo albums.

Continue reading Akon, T-Pain, Jim Jones & Others Talk Super Groups, Promise To Deliver Collabo Discs.

Soulja Boy Forced To Step Up His Game, "I Started Hopping On Songs W/ Juelz & Gucci & They Just Killing Me"

November 9, 2008 6:00 AM

Soulja Boy

Hoping to dodge the industry's "sophomore jinx" with his new album iSouljaboytellem dropping next month, Soulja Boy hit up SOHH to talk about the project and how mixtapes helped him grow as an emcee.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Forced To Step Up His Game, "I Started Hopping On Songs W/ Juelz & Gucci & They Just Killing Me".

The Nominees For Blogger Of the Year State Their Claim

November 8, 2008 6:00 AM

Blogger of the Year

With voting for the Online Hip-Hop Awards in full swing, SOHH caught up with some of the nominees for "Blogger of the Year" to find out why they think they deserve to win.
 

Continue reading The Nominees For Blogger Of the Year State Their Claim.

R. Kelly's Nephew Shot During Failed Robbery Attempt

November 7, 2008 5:43 PM

 R. Kelly

R. Kelly's 15 year-old nephew has attained gun shot wounds stemming from a botched robbery yesterday (November 6) in a Chicago barbershop.

Continue reading R. Kelly's Nephew Shot During Failed Robbery Attempt.

Wendy Williams' Co-Host Says Shock Jock Was Targeted, "I Feel Like There Was A Red Dot On The Show"

November 7, 2008 1:31 PM

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Less than 24 hours from when Wendy Williams publicly announced the firings of key members from her popular "The Wendy Williams Experience" radio show, former co-host Charlamagne Tha God spoke with SOHH about the aftermath. 

Continue reading Wendy Williams' Co-Host Says Shock Jock Was Targeted, "I Feel Like There Was A Red Dot On The Show".

Lil' Wayne Appears In AZ Court For Drug & Weapons Case

November 7, 2008 11:53 AM

Lil Wayne

Mega rap star Lil' Wayne was in Arizona's Superior Court yesterday (November 6) for a hearing pertaining to felony drug and weapon charges stemming from last year

Continue reading Lil' Wayne Appears In AZ Court For Drug & Weapons Case.

Katt Williams Busted On Gun Charges Again, Barely Makes It To NYC Performace

November 7, 2008 11:26 AM

Katt Williams

Comedian Katt Williams just made it to his sold out show at New York City's Carnegie Hall yesterday (November 6) night after he was arrested earlier in the day and briefly imprisoned on gun charges.

Continue reading Katt Williams Busted On Gun Charges Again, Barely Makes It To NYC Performace.

Lupe Still Talkin' Ish About Obama, The Game "Dont Like Cocky Rappers" Like Jay-Z, Kanye Gets Animated On 50 Cent, Ludacris Prepares For "Heartbreak"

November 7, 2008 9:55 AM

Lupe Fiasco and The Game

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Lupe Fiasco raining on Barack Obama's party, The Game's love/hate relationship with Jay-Z, Kanye West one upping 50 Cent again and Ludacris setting the stage for a SoundScan battle with the Louis Vuitton Don.


Continue reading Lupe Still Talkin' Ish About Obama, The Game "Dont Like Cocky Rappers" Like Jay-Z, Kanye Gets Animated On 50 Cent, Ludacris Prepares For "Heartbreak".

Lil' Wayne, 50 Cent & Nas Bid Farewell To "Rap City"

November 7, 2008 6:00 AM

Rap City

50 Cent, Lil' Wayne, Nas, Busta Rhymes and LL Cool J will join forces to help close out BET's longest-running program "Rap City" with the show's finale this weekend.


Continue reading Lil' Wayne, 50 Cent & Nas Bid Farewell To "Rap City" .

Jamie Foxx Links W/ T.I., Ne-Yo & The-Dream For Sophomore Set

November 7, 2008 5:55 AM

Jamie Foxx

Academy Award winner Jamie Foxx will be heading back to the studio to prepare the release of his upcoming album Intuition, set to drop this winter.

Continue reading Jamie Foxx Links W/ T.I., Ne-Yo & The-Dream For Sophomore Set.

Wendy Williams Show Shake Up, Co-Host & Production Staff Fired

November 6, 2008 6:20 PM

Wendy Williams


Wendy Williams announced on the air earlier today that WBLS has fired her sidekick Charlamagne Tha God from her popular radio show, "The Wendy Williams Experience."

Continue reading Wendy Williams Show Shake Up, Co-Host & Production Staff Fired.

B-Real "Smokes" W/ Snoop Dogg & Damian Marley On Solo Joint

November 6, 2008 2:55 PM

B-Real

Cypress Hill frontman B-Real is prepping the release of his upcoming solo debut Smoke N Mirrors, set to drop this winter.

Continue reading B-Real "Smokes" W/ Snoop Dogg & Damian Marley On Solo Joint .

Beyonce Offers To Sing At Obama's Inauguration

November 6, 2008 12:54 PM

Beyonce Knowles

Still excited over President-elect Barack Obama's win this week, Beyonce has stepped forward offering her vocals for his Inauguration ceremony.

Continue reading Beyonce Offers To Sing At Obama's Inauguration.

Jay-Z, Common & Busta Rhymes Record Tracks Celebrating Obama's Victory

November 6, 2008 11:35 AM

Jay-Z

Jay-Z, Busta Rhymes and Common have each hit the vocal booths to unveil their own personal victory songs for the new President-elect, Barack Obama

Continue reading Jay-Z, Common & Busta Rhymes Record Tracks Celebrating Obama's Victory .

Mos Def Follows In Kanyes' Footsteps, Wanted For Busting Photographer's Camera

November 6, 2008 6:05 AM

Mos Def

Las Vegas authorities have issued a warrant for the arrest of New York rapper Mos Def.

Continue reading Mos Def Follows In Kanyes' Footsteps, Wanted For Busting Photographer's Camera.

John Legend "Evolves" Into The Top 5, T.I. Goes Platinum, Jon B Fails To Break Into The Top 100

November 6, 2008 6:00 AM

John Legend - Evolver

In this week's Sales Wrap, T.I. becomes platinum certified, John Legend debuts at the top of his class landing at No. 4 and Jon B gets off to a rocky start with his opening week numbers.

Continue reading John Legend "Evolves" Into The Top 5, T.I. Goes Platinum, Jon B Fails To Break Into The Top 100.

50 Cent Heavily Involved In MTV Reality Show, Promises One Contestant

November 6, 2008 6:00 AM

The Money And The Power

Tonight, 50 Cent will debut his new reality competition "The Money and the Power" on MTVSOHH caught up with one of the contestants to find out what we can expect from the show.

Continue reading 50 Cent Heavily Involved In MTV Reality Show, Promises One Contestant .

Havoc Says Prodigy's "Health Is Good," Despite Claims By Noreaga

November 5, 2008 4:52 PM

Havoc

With Prodigy behind bars, SOHH caught up with his partner in rhyme Havoc to discuss rumors of P's failing health and his current relationship with 50 Cent and G-Unit Records.

Continue reading Havoc Says Prodigy's "Health Is Good," Despite Claims By Noreaga.

The Alchemist Heads To The Kitchen W/ Snoop & Jadakiss, Cooks Up Mini EP

November 5, 2008 2:12 PM

The Alchemist

Frequent Mobb Deep producer The Alchemist is getting ready to stir up some new tracks for fans as he prepares the release of his upcoming EP, The Alchemist's Cookbook.

Continue reading The Alchemist Heads To The Kitchen W/ Snoop & Jadakiss, Cooks Up Mini EP.

"Rize" Makers "Clowned," Hit W/ Breach Of Contract Lawsuit

November 5, 2008 1:25 PM

Tommy The Clown

Krown Towers has sued the creators behind 2005's West Coast dance-based documentary Rize for $30,000 claiming the company never received an agreed upon share of profits.

Continue reading "Rize" Makers "Clowned," Hit W/ Breach Of Contract Lawsuit.

Diddy, Kanye, Usher & Others React To Obama Win

November 5, 2008 11:00 AM

Diddy

Diddy, Usher, Russell Simmons and Ludacris are among the superstars in the hip-hop and R&B community who have wasted no time voicing their reactions to the United States' new president-elect Barack Obama.

Continue reading Diddy, Kanye, Usher & Others React To Obama Win.

Snoop Dogg Re-Ups W/ E!, Preps Season Two Of "Father Hood"

November 5, 2008 10:55 AM

Snoop Dogg

West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg will be returning to television with another season of his hit reality series "Snoop Dogg's Father Hood" debuting at the end of the month.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg Re-Ups W/ E!, Preps Season Two Of "Father Hood" .

Kelis Caught On Tape W/ Another Man?, New Winehouse Tunes "Sensational," Keri Hilson Debut Pushed To '09, Chilli "Too Spicy" For VH1

November 5, 2008 10:04 AM

Kelis

Hot off the press this week Keri Hilson gets pushed back again, Chilli hits the reality show meat market, Amy Winehouse hits a HIGH note and Kelis allegedly gets caught on camera creeping.

Continue reading Kelis Caught On Tape W/ Another Man?, New Winehouse Tunes "Sensational," Keri Hilson Debut Pushed To '09, Chilli "Too Spicy" For VH1.

Breaking News: Barack Obama Elected The 44th President Of the United States

November 4, 2008 11:53 PM

Barack Obama

After a long-haul filled with non-stop campaigning and endless endorsements, Democrat presidential candidate Barack Obama has won the 2008 presidential election. 

Continue reading Breaking News: Barack Obama Elected The 44th President Of the United States.

Update: Former Motown Head, Jheryl Busby, Dead At 59

November 4, 2008 6:02 PM

Jheryl Busby


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

While details are still developing, it has been confirmed that former Motown president/CEO Jheryl Busby passed away today (November 4) in his Malibu, California home.

Continue reading Update: Former Motown Head, Jheryl Busby, Dead At 59.

SOHH Exclusive: Hip-Hop Heavyweights Pray For An Obama Win, Reveal Election Night Plans [Video]

November 4, 2008 3:19 PM

Barack Obama

Today people around the country will be casting their votes for the 2008 presidential election. SOHH asked some of hip-hop's biggest stars, including Fat Joe, Scarface, Q-Tip and Bun B to divulge their plans for today's historic Election Day.

Continue reading SOHH Exclusive: Hip-Hop Heavyweights Pray For An Obama Win, Reveal Election Night Plans [Video].

Update: Jennifer Hudson Lays Family To Rest During Private Funeral, Gains Support From Oprah & Queen Latifah

November 4, 2008 1:37 PM

Jennifer Hudson

Still coming to terms with the murder of family, Jennifer Hudson attended a private funeral service in Chicago on Monday (November 3) for her mother, brother and nephew.

Continue reading Update: Jennifer Hudson Lays Family To Rest During Private Funeral, Gains Support From Oprah & Queen Latifah.

T.I. Urges Fans One Last Time To "Go Vote"

November 4, 2008 12:00 PM

T.I.

Mega superstar T.I. took to the stage one final time over the weekend at Florida's A&M homecoming event for his "Respect My Vote Tour" reminding fans of today's historic election and the importance of voting. 

Continue reading T.I. Urges Fans One Last Time To "Go Vote".

50 Cent Goes Green, Helps Bette Midler's NY Restoration Project

November 4, 2008 10:19 AM

50 Cent

In an effort to give back to the community, 50 Cent helped kick-off the opening of his Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson Community Garden in his hometown of Queens, New York on Monday (November 3).

Continue reading 50 Cent Goes Green, Helps Bette Midler's NY Restoration Project.

The Game Adds Kevin Connolly To His Entourage, Actor Pegged To Direct Rapper's New Vid

November 4, 2008 9:37 AM

The Game

"Entourage" star Kevin Connolly has been tagged to direct The Game's upcoming music video, "Camera Phone," a track off the deluxe edition of his latest album L.A.X.

Continue reading The Game Adds Kevin Connolly To His Entourage, Actor Pegged To Direct Rapper's New Vid.

Alfamega

November 4, 2008 12:00 AM

Alfamega - 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 Alfamega.

Q-Tip's Election-Day Release Echoes Obama's Message

November 3, 2008 4:26 PM

Q-Tip

As Senator Barack Obama concludes his run for the White House, Q-Tip will deliver his own message of change to the public in the form of his new album, The Renaissance.  In this SOHH Exclusive, Tip talks about dropping his new LP on Election Day.

Continue reading Q-Tip's Election-Day Release Echoes Obama's Message.

Jay-Z, Diddy & Mary J. Blige "Promote The Vote" In Philly

November 3, 2008 1:57 PM

Jay-Z

Jay-Z, Diddy and Mary J. Blige united this morning in North Philadelphia continuing their "Promote The Vote" campaign for tomorrow's presidential election.

Continue reading Jay-Z, Diddy & Mary J. Blige "Promote The Vote" In Philly.

Jennifer Hudson Family Honored At Public Memorial

November 3, 2008 11:44 AM

Jennifer Hudson


Coming out to express their support and sorrow for the slaying of Jennifer Hudson's family, both friends and family attended a public memorial service in Chicago over the weekend.

Continue reading Jennifer Hudson Family Honored At Public Memorial .

Ludacris' "RocknRolla" Fails To Rock Box Office

November 3, 2008 9:42 AM

Ludacris

Guy Ritchie's highly-anticipated action thriller RocknRolla failed to generate blockbuster sales over the weekend debuting at No. 11.

Continue reading Ludacris' "RocknRolla" Fails To Rock Box Office.

Styles P Plays Nutritionist On New DVD, Plans On Going Out to Hollywood

November 3, 2008 6:00 AM

Styles P

After giving fans an electrifying performance alongside his Lox crew at New Jersey's Powerhouse concert last week, SOHH caught up with Styles P to see what's good with his upcoming CD/DVD combo Phantom Gangster Chronicles, Volume 1

Continue reading Styles P Plays Nutritionist On New DVD, Plans On Going Out to Hollywood.

Plies Questions Lyrical MC's Sincerity, "You Can't Find A Dude Great W/ Words That's 100% Truthful"

November 2, 2008 6:00 AM

Plies

Plies' third album, Da Realist, is due to hit stores this December.  In this SOHH Exclusive, the Ft. Myers, Florida based rapper explains why he chooses straightforward story telling over complex lyrics.

Continue reading Plies Questions Lyrical MC's Sincerity, "You Can't Find A Dude Great W/ Words That's 100% Truthful".

Update: Def Jam Exec Shakir Stewart's Suicide Confirmed

November 1, 2008 8:39 PM

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[Editor's Note: This story has been updated as more information has become available]


SOHH has learned that Shakir Stewart - the record label big hired as executive vice president of Def Jam Recordings after Jay-Z's departure - was found dead today (November 1) of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Continue reading Update: Def Jam Exec Shakir Stewart's Suicide Confirmed.

The Cool Kids Speak On Upcoming Tour W/ Q-Tip

November 1, 2008 6:00 AM

The Cool Kids

In this SOHH exclusive The Cool Kids talk about appearing in the video game "NBA 2K9," hitting the road with Q-Tip, and the meaning of their upcoming debut album When Fish Ride Bicycles.

Continue reading The Cool Kids Speak On Upcoming Tour W/ Q-Tip.

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