December 2008 Archives

Artists' Predictions for 2008 Revisited, 50 Cent Will Beef & "Kanye Will Continue To Have Hits"

December 31, 2008 4:53 PM

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With 2008 officially coming to a close SOHH decided to look back at the predictions Scarface, Lyfe Jennings and Kevin Michael made one year ago to see if any ring true.


Continue reading Artists' Predictions for 2008 Revisited, 50 Cent Will Beef & "Kanye Will Continue To Have Hits".

Lil' Kim Unhappy About B.I.G. Biopic, "It's Time For Ms. Wallace To Be Exposed"

December 31, 2008 12:44 PM

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With the premiere of the biographical film about the Notorious B.I.G. just two weeks away, Lil' Kim has expressed her disapproval of the movie's portrayal of her relationship with B.I.G., and takes on the rapper's mother and wife who gave it the green light.

Continue reading Lil' Kim Unhappy About B.I.G. Biopic, "It's Time For Ms. Wallace To Be Exposed".

Daddy Yankee Rap Collaborator Accused Of Killing Man

December 31, 2008 9:09 AM

Reggaeton star El Lapiz has reportedly been accused of a hit-and-run accident which ultimately killed a man in Santo Domingo.

Continue reading Daddy Yankee Rap Collaborator Accused Of Killing Man.

Diddy Causes Football Scramble, Coach Shifts Players To New Hotel

December 31, 2008 8:42 AM

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Hip-hop mogul Diddy's scheduled New Year's Eve party tonight (December 31) in Florida has reportedly forced the entire University of Cincinnati football team to change hotels.

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50 Cent's Mansion Receives Price Cut, Listing Agent Says "It's The Market"

December 31, 2008 7:37 AM

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The home of mega rap star 50 Cent has been marked down by roughly $4 million after nearly two years on the market.

Continue reading 50 Cent's Mansion Receives Price Cut, Listing Agent Says "It's The Market".

SOHH Exclusive: Jacki-O Talks New Album & Offers Remy Ma Update, "Under The Circumstances She's Doing Very Well"

December 31, 2008 7:00 AM

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After a four-year hiatus, Jacki-O is preparing to release her sophomore album, Lil' Red Riding Hood. The Miami rapper talked to SOHH about the new album and how her former group member Remy Ma is holding up behind bars.

Continue reading SOHH Exclusive: Jacki-O Talks New Album & Offers Remy Ma Update, "Under The Circumstances She's Doing Very Well".

Hot Press: J.Lo Heads For Divorce, Nelly Is Ready to Pop The Question & Janet Hates on Beyonce

December 31, 2008 6:00 AM

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Hot off the press this week, J.Lo may be heading for divorce AGAIN and Ashanti & Nelly face the mother of wedding jitters, plus does Janet have beef with Beyonce?

Continue reading Hot Press: J.Lo Heads For Divorce, Nelly Is Ready to Pop The Question & Janet Hates on Beyonce.

Breaking: Main Suspect Indicted For Jennifer Hudson Family Murders

December 30, 2008 3:51 PM


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William Balfour, the prime suspect in the murders of Jennifer Hudson's family, was formally indicted today (December 30) in Illinois.

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DMX Pleads Guilty To Multiple Felony Charges In Arizona

December 30, 2008 3:27 PM

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Incarcerated rapper DMX pleaded guilty today (December 30) to four counts of felony charges in Arizona.

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Keri Hilson Opens Up About "I Am Music" Tour

December 30, 2008 3:00 PM

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R&B singer Keri Hilson recently spoke on her role opening up for Lil' Wayne's nationwide "I Am Music" tour.

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UK Rapper Dizzee Rascal Avoids Jail Time, "Cautioned" For Road Rage Incident

December 30, 2008 11:30 AM

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United Kingdom-based rapper Dizzee Rascal has been given a warning by authorities after being involved in a road rage incident earlier this month.

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Soulja Boy Transfers Blame To Nas For Hip-Hop's Death, "He Came Out And Killed Everybody's Money"

December 30, 2008 11:19 AM

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Soulja Boy Tell 'Em recently argued that Nas should be taken to task for rap's so-called destruction instead of him.


Continue reading Soulja Boy Transfers Blame To Nas For Hip-Hop's Death, "He Came Out And Killed Everybody's Money".

Kanye West Takes A New Year Break, "I'm Staying At Home For The First Time In 5 Years"

December 30, 2008 7:40 AM

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As 2009 quickly approaches, rap star Kanye West has unveiled his plans for New Year's eve and performing at a show is not one of them.

Continue reading Kanye West Takes A New Year Break, "I'm Staying At Home For The First Time In 5 Years".

Suge Knight Caps Off the Year

December 30, 2008 12:00 AM

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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.


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New Study Shows Black Men & Youth Violence Increasing, Dramatically

December 29, 2008 6:35 PM

A new study claims the rate of African American men and youth involved in fatal shootings has risen nearly 50 percent since 2000.

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Jay-Z's Hotel Project Frozen, Investors Struck By Financial Crisis

December 29, 2008 3:50 PM


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Jay-Z and his real estate partner Charles Blaichman are not immune to economic woes as their $66 million New York City hotel project has been put on hold for lack of funding.

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N.O.R.E. Explains Split W/ Jay-Z's Roc-La-Familia Label, "With Spanish Music, He Clearly Did Not Know"

December 29, 2008 2:30 PM

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N.O.R.E., one half of the rap duo CNN, recently broke his silence about the issues he faced as an artist on Jay-Z's folded Roc-La-Familia label and the promise his former boss didn't keep that left him depressed.

Continue reading N.O.R.E. Explains Split W/ Jay-Z's Roc-La-Familia Label, "With Spanish Music, He Clearly Did Not Know".

Anthony Mackie Talks Tupac Role in "Notorious" Film, "I Love Big But Pac Fed Him A Lot Of Food"

December 29, 2008 12:22 PM

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At a press junket for the upcoming Biggie biopic, Notorious, Anthony Mackie, who plays Tupac in the film, talked about the impact that Pac's lyrics had on him as a teen.
 

Continue reading Anthony Mackie Talks Tupac Role in "Notorious" Film, "I Love Big But Pac Fed Him A Lot Of Food".

T-Pain Signs Gym Class Heroes' Travis McCoy To Nappy Boy Ent.

December 29, 2008 11:20 AM

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Gym Class Heroes' Travis McCoy has become the latest artist to sign with T-Pain's Nappy Boy Entertainment.

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Lupe Fiasco Warms Chicago Kids W/ Coat Drive

December 29, 2008 9:41 AM

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Grammy winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has helped provide warmth for hundreds of children this winter by giving away coats in Illinois.

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Gorilla Zoe Speaks On "I Am Music" Tour W/ Lil' Wayne

December 29, 2008 9:40 AM

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Upon being a last-minute addition to Lil' Wayne's "I Am Music" tour, Gorilla Zoe recently weighed in on hitting the road with the self-proclaimed "Greatest Rapper Alive."
 

Continue reading Gorilla Zoe Speaks On "I Am Music" Tour W/ Lil' Wayne.

E-40 Says Goodbye To Fatburger Franchise, Re-Launching 40 Water Brand In '09

December 29, 2008 9:00 AM

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Veteran Bay area rapper E-40 has announced the closing of his popular Fatburger franchise in California.

Continue reading E-40 Says Goodbye To Fatburger Franchise, Re-Launching 40 Water Brand In '09.

SOHH Exclusive: Roc-A-Fella Breakup Explored In Upcoming Documentary, "[Dame] Started Thinking He Was A Star"

December 28, 2008 6:40 AM

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Former BET producer, Choke No Joke, explores the infamous break-up of the Roc-A-Fella empire and the legendary Tunnel night club in his upcoming documentary. In this exclusive, he reveals to SOHH the details of the upcoming project.

Continue reading SOHH Exclusive: Roc-A-Fella Breakup Explored In Upcoming Documentary, "[Dame] Started Thinking He Was A Star".

Five People Wounded At E-40 Concert, Shootout Left Fan In Critical Condition

December 27, 2008 4:47 PM

E-40

Five people have been wounded by bullets following a sold-out E-40 concert last night (December 26) in Colorado.

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'Juicy' Live

December 26, 2008 4:32 PM

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Rihanna Billed To Kick-Off Super Bowl Bash

December 26, 2008 3:00 PM

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Grammy winning singer Rihanna has been chosen to perform at the National Football League's Pepsi Smash Super Bowl Bash in Florida next month.

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50 Cent Has More Baby Momma Drama, Kanye Wants To Dress Obama, Lil' Wayne Doesn't Care About Rap Music

December 26, 2008 1:22 PM

 

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In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Lil' Wayne tuning out of rap music, 50 Cent ' offering nothing but "pillow talk" to his baby momma, Kanye West styling on Barack Obama, Jaz-O blamingDame Dash for his break-up with Jay-Z, and Diddy spreading the holiday cheer.

Continue reading 50 Cent Has More Baby Momma Drama, Kanye Wants To Dress Obama, Lil' Wayne Doesn't Care About Rap Music.

Lil' Wayne Skeptical About Grammy Chances, "Do I Think I'm Going To Win Any, No"

December 26, 2008 12:09 PM

Lil Wayne

After a brief hiatus from blogging, Lil' Wayne has returned to the net to speak on his eight Grammy nominations and why he thinks he won't win one.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne Skeptical About Grammy Chances, "Do I Think I'm Going To Win Any, No".

DJ AM Sues Deceased Pilots Over Near Fatal Jet Crash

December 26, 2008 11:00 AM

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Three months after surviving a deadly plane crash, DJ AM (born Adam Goldstein) has sued the individuals allegedly responsible for the accident.

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Jadakiss, Plies, Jim Jones & More Ring In New Year W/ "106 & Party"

December 26, 2008 9:20 AM

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Jadakiss, Plies, Jim Jones and more have been tagged to headline BET's highly anticipated "106 & Party" New Year's Eve special next week.
 

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Lil' Boosie's Home Scene Of Fatal Accident

December 26, 2008 8:00 AM

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An unnamed man reportedly killed his daughter in an auto accident at Lil' Boosie's Louisiana home earlier this week.

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Bun B Links With "The Hundreds," Limited Edition Tee-Shirt

December 25, 2008 1:05 PM

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UGK's Bun B has linked with popular clothing company The Hundreds to offer fans an exclusive set of tee-shirts this weekend in Texas.

 

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Hip-Hop Author Taps Maya Angelou to Narrate Kwanzaa Film

December 25, 2008 11:10 AM

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M.K. Asante Jr., author of upcoming book, It's Bigger Than Hip-Hop; The Rise of the Post Hip-Hop Generation has tapped award winning poet Maya Angelou to narrate his latest documentary project, The Black Candle.
 

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Diddy Wants To Remix New Year's Ball In Big Apple

December 24, 2008 12:40 PM

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Hip-Hop mogul Diddy and CIROC Vodka hope to make history by changing the appearance of New York's iconic New Year's Eve ball.

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Soulja Boy Falls Back W/ New Release, Keyshia Cole Makes A Splash At No. 2, Jamie Foxx Follows His "Intuition" To Top Ten

December 24, 2008 11:00 AM

 
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In this week's Sales Wrap, Keyshia Cole rises to No. 2, Jamie Foxx's intuition leads him to No. 3 and Soulja Boy Tell 'Em shows signs of a sophomore jinx.

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Jennifer Hudson To Make First Public Appearance At Grammys

December 24, 2008 9:05 AM

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Academy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson has been announced to perform at next year's 51st Grammy Awards ceremony.

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Eve Adds To "Numb3rs," Appearing On Upcoming Episode

December 23, 2008 12:37 PM

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Philadelphia rap star Eve has been tagged to appear in an upcoming episode of the Emmy-nominated series "Numb3rs."

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Man Who Killed T.I. Associate Sentenced To 66 Years

December 23, 2008 11:45 AM

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The man responsible for murdering Philant Johnson, the friend and assistant to rap star T.I., has been sentenced 66 years to life in prison for his crime.

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Keyshia Cole To Push Over 324K In First Week, Soulja Boy

December 23, 2008 11:11 AM

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Keyshia Cole's A Different Me is expected to debut at No. 2 on Billboard's Top 200 with over 324,000 copies sold, while releases from artists like Soulja Boy Tell 'Em are likely to have low debuts.

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Jay-Z & Mary J. Blige Sued, Allegedly Stole Hit Single

December 23, 2008 10:01 AM

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Longtime collaborators Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige are being sued for allegedly stealing music from two up-and-coming New Jersey musicians.
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David Banner "Heals The Hood," Brings Holiday Cheer To Hometown

December 23, 2008 9:38 AM

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Rap star David Banner recently returned to Mississippi delivering holiday presents to families in need throughout his community.

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"Jigga Clause" Wraps Up The Holiday Season

December 23, 2008 12:00 AM

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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.

 

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Rihanna Chosen To Perform At RIAA Inaugural Charity Ball

December 22, 2008 3:05 PM

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R&B superstar Rihanna has been selected to perform at next month's Presidential Inauguration Charity Ball in Washington, DC.
 

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T.I. Under Scrutiny, Federal Agents Assigned To Trail Rapper

December 22, 2008 2:35 PM

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T.I. has reportedly been assigned federal agents to keep a close watch on him during the upcoming New Year's Eve festivities.
 

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T-Pain Goes Country, Tags Tim McGraw For Collabo

December 22, 2008 1:00 PM

T-PainGrammy winning singer T-Pain has reportedly chosen country superstar Tim McGraw for an upcoming collaboration.

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John Forte Released From Prison, Pardoned Rapper "Looks Forward To Spending The Holidays W/ Friends & Family"

December 22, 2008 11:20 AM

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After presidential pardon and seven years behind bars, Rapper John Forte will be released from New Jersey's Fort Dix prison today (December 22).

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Warner Music Group Removes Videos From YouTube

December 22, 2008 9:10 AM

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Warner Music Group (WMG) has withdrawn their entire music catalog from YouTube as a result of complications in payment negotiations.

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Will Smith's "Seven Pounds" Comes Up Light At Box Office

December 22, 2008 6:10 AM

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Will Smith's highly anticipated film Seven Pounds opened at No. 2 over the weekend with $16 million in box office sales.

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Michael Jackson Diagnosed W/ Rare Lung Condition, "He Needs A Lung Transplant"

December 21, 2008 10:38 PM

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Famous pop star Michael Jackson is reportedly suffering from a rare and potentially fatal lung condition.

Continue reading Michael Jackson Diagnosed W/ Rare Lung Condition, "He Needs A Lung Transplant".

HBO Makes Deal W/ "Cocaine Cowboys," New Series On The Way

December 21, 2008 5:40 PM

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HBO has struck a deal with the creators of Cocaine Cowboys, the award-winning documentary that examines the drug trafficking  trade, to be recreated as a drama series.

Continue reading HBO Makes Deal W/ "Cocaine Cowboys," New Series On The Way.

Jim Jones Speaks On Max B Publishing Deal, "I Own Him"

December 19, 2008 5:06 PM

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After months of diss videos from former Byrd Gang affiliate Max B, Jim Jones has revealed details regarding their contractual business relationship.
 

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DMX Still Behind Bars, Transferred To Arizona Jail

December 19, 2008 4:32 PM

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Incarcerated rapper DMX is reportedly being transferred from Florida's Miami-Dade County Jail to a new location in Arizona.

 

Continue reading DMX Still Behind Bars, Transferred To Arizona Jail.

Pulse Awards 2008: Rick Ross Has Nomination On Lock, Shame On Yung Berg, Drama Queen Crowned

December 19, 2008 1:10 PM


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In this week's Pulse Report it's time to handout awards to people that kept the streets buzzing in 2008.


Continue reading Pulse Awards 2008: Rick Ross Has Nomination On Lock, Shame On Yung Berg, Drama Queen Crowned.

Plies Addresses Alleged Beef W/ T-Pain, "I'mma Take The High Road Every Time"

December 19, 2008 11:12 AM

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Southern rap star Plies has spoken on his relationship with Grammy-winning singer T-Pain, who allegedly called the rapper "disrespectful."

Continue reading Plies Addresses Alleged Beef W/ T-Pain, "I'mma Take The High Road Every Time".

Whitney Houston Sued By Stepmother, $1Mil Insurance Payout In Dispute

December 19, 2008 10:17 AM

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Whitney Houston has been sued by her stepmother for reportedly keeping the entire sum of her late father's $1 million insurance payout.

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Rick Ross & Friends Spread Holiday Cheer In Florida

December 19, 2008 10:04 AM

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Rap star Rick Ross will headline the "Holiday Winter Wonderland" charity event this month in his home state of Florida in an effort to give back in this holiday season.

 

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Rakim Announces New Album, Bids Farewell To Famous NYC Venue

December 19, 2008 8:31 AM

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Rakim, Black Thought, Keith Murray and more will unite on stage tonight (December 19) at the Knitting Factory, for the storied New York City venue's last hip-hip-hop showcase.

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Mega Online Mixtape Distributor Pressured By RIAA, Shuts Down

December 19, 2008 8:25 AM


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Akon Gets Animated, Launches Cartoon Contest

December 18, 2008 10:18 PM

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Grammy nominated singer Akon has teamed with an animation site to allow fans to create original animated videos for his songs.

 

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SOHH Exclusive: B.I.G. Producer Easy Mo Bee On Being Left Out of "Notorious" Film, "I Thought That Was Strange"

December 18, 2008 1:23 PM

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In light of the upcoming Biggie biopic SOHH sat down with the Notorious B.I.G.'s first official producer, Easy Mo Bee, to discuss why he was overlooked on the new Notorious film, and what really went wrong with his Bad Boy relationship.

Continue reading SOHH Exclusive: B.I.G. Producer Easy Mo Bee On Being Left Out of "Notorious" Film, "I Thought That Was Strange".

Havoc Preps Koch Debut, New Album January 2009

December 18, 2008 11:06 AM

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Mobb Deep's Havoc has hit the studio to offer fans his upcoming album Hidden Files set to be released next month.

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Sales Wrap-Up 2008: Lil' Wayne Is The "Milli" Dollar Man, Chart Winners & Losers Exposed

December 18, 2008 11:00 AM

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Lil' Wayne, T.I. and a few others made big impacts on the charts in 2008. But what of Nelly, Fat Joe and G-Unit? As 2008 nears its completion, SOHH has examined this year's top selling albums along with a few that fell back and missed the big sales payday.

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T.I., Jim Jones & Young Jeezy To Spread Holiday Cheer In Big Apple Concert

December 18, 2008 10:45 AM

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T.I.
, Ludacris, Jim Jones, Young Jeezy and more have teamed up for the "Holiday Bash '08" concert this month in New York.

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Former R. Kelly Bodyguard Reveals Secret Life Of A Killer In New Doc

December 17, 2008 4:11 PM

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Former bodyguard Grime Reaper Q, who was one of the most feared celebrity body guards in the industry, plans to tell all in a new documentary entitled "The World's Most Dangerous Bodyguard" .

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Scarface Done W/ Hip-Hop, Rapper Proclaims "Scarface Is Dead"

December 17, 2008 2:48 PM

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After growing speculation of Emeritus being Scarface's final album, the legendary rapper has further confirmed his retirement from rap, at least his break with his rapper alias.

Continue reading Scarface Done W/ Hip-Hop, Rapper Proclaims "Scarface Is Dead".

Soulja Boy To Launch Animated Series, Taps Former "Fresh Prince" Star As Voice

December 17, 2008 1:03 PM

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Teen rap star Soulja Boy Tell 'Em announces new online series, "Soulja Boy Tell 'Em: The Animated Series," which is set to begin next month.

 

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Hot Press Year In Review: T-Pain Is The '08 Ringleader, Beyonce Is Queen, Usher Couldn't Measure Up & Janet Had A Sick Year

December 17, 2008 11:59 AM

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With '09 right around the corner, it's time to take a look back at the artists who made the press hot this year and the ones seriously in danger of losing their spot in the one to come.

 

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Breaking: Akon Pleads Guilty To Harassment, No Jail Time For Singer

December 17, 2008 11:22 AM

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Multi-platinum selling singer Akon has pleaded guilty to harassment for tossing a fan off stage at a summer 2007 concert in New York.

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Charts Preview: Common, Musiq Soulchild, Brandy & Avant Hit The Charts

December 17, 2008 10:35 AM

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While Common's latest disc makes way for this weeks hip-hop releases, R&B makes a splash onto the charts with notable releases from Musiq Soulchild, Avant, and Brandy. 

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Lil' Wayne Seeks Extension In Copyright Lawsuit

December 16, 2008 5:37 PM

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Lawyers for rap star Lil' Wayne have requested additional time to review documents in a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against him last May.

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SOHH Exclusive: Soulja Boy Reveals Video Regrets But Refuses To Censor, "I Still Don't Give A Damn"

December 16, 2008 4:00 PM

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Today Soulja Boy followed up his debut album SouljaBoyTellEm.com with his of sophomore album, iSouljaBoyTellEm. In honor of the release, SOHH got the recently crowned "King of the Net" to reveal which viral video he most regrets posting.

Continue reading SOHH Exclusive: Soulja Boy Reveals Video Regrets But Refuses To Censor, "I Still Don't Give A Damn".

T.I., LL Cool J & Young Jeezy Honored At Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball

December 16, 2008 2:45 PM

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T.I., LL Cool J and Young Jeezy are set to be honored at next month's Hip-Hop Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC for bringing an awareness to this election season.

 

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Brandy Sued Over 2006 Car Crash, Plaintiff Says Singer Was "Reckless"

December 16, 2008 2:43 PM

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R&B superstar Brandy Norwood has been sued for negligence and violation of statute over her publicized 2006 car crash in California.

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Common & Erykah Badu Back Together For Jazz Fest

December 16, 2008 12:37 PM

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Former couple Common and Erykah Badu will once again cross paths at the upcoming New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival this spring.

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Snoop Selling Dogg House, Raising Funds For Charity

December 16, 2008 10:26 AM

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West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg is selling his personal backyard shed to help raise funds for his Youth Football League. 

50 Cent Ignites Suspicion, Implicates Ex In House Fire

December 16, 2008 10:10 AM

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In a strange turn of events, rap star 50 Cent has hinted at his ex-girlfriend, Shaniqua Tompkins, as a possible suspect in his Long Island home being destroyed by fire last May.

 

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Super Tuesday: Plies, Keyshia Cole, Jamie Foxx And Soulja Boy Battle For Shelf Space For New Albums

December 16, 2008 8:00 AM

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New releases from Plies, Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, Keyshia Cole and Jamie Foxx land in retail stores today (December 16) to battle it out for chart position.

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Bow Wow & Soulja Boy's Phone Check, Young Buck Calls It A Day

December 16, 2008 12:00 AM

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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 & Soulja Boy's Phone Check, Young Buck Calls It A Day.

50 Cent Unveils New Video Game, "GTA IV" Wins Big At Gaming Awards

December 15, 2008 5:20 PM

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Spike TV's sixth annual "Video Games Awards" ceremony took place last night (December 14) showing recognition to the year's best releases and offering fans memorable appearances from 50 Cent, LL Cool J and more.

 

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"Notorious" Director Speaks On Biggie Film, "It Was A Challenge"

December 15, 2008 2:42 PM

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With next month's highly anticipated release of Notorious approaching, director Bob Teitel reveals what fans should expect from the Notorious B.I.G. biopic.

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BET Salutes Mary J. Blige And Others During Inauguration Weekend

December 15, 2008 2:30 PM

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BET Networks will honor R&B superstar Mary J. Blige and others at the second annual "BET Honors" ceremony next month in Washington, DC.

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"Run's House" Girls Score Spin-Off, Angela & Vanessa Go West For TV Show

December 15, 2008 2:20 PM

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After four years of living under father Rev. Run's roof, Angela and Vanessa Simmons are moving out and starring in their own MTV Reality show, Daddy's Girls.

Continue reading "Run's House" Girls Score Spin-Off, Angela & Vanessa Go West For TV Show.

Will Smith Sequel Talks Begin, New "Hancock" & "Legend" Flicks In Works

December 15, 2008 12:40 PM

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Academy Award-nominated actor Will Smith is reportedly preparing to sign on for sequels to his blockbuster films Hancock and I Am Legend.


Continue reading Will Smith Sequel Talks Begin, New "Hancock" & "Legend" Flicks In Works.

Soulja Boy & Keyshia Cole Preview New Albums On MySpace

December 15, 2008 10:37 AM

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Keyshia Cole and Soulja Boy Tell 'Em have linked with MySpace Music to offer fans an exclusive first-listen to their new albums before they hit stores this week.

 

Continue reading Soulja Boy & Keyshia Cole Preview New Albums On MySpace.

Doug E. Fresh Faces Financial Woes W/ $3.5 Mil Debt

December 15, 2008 10:11 AM

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Hip-Hop icon Doug E. Fresh is reportedly being pursued by multiple banks aiming to collect over $3.5 million in debts for his New York City homes.

Continue reading Doug E. Fresh Faces Financial Woes W/ $3.5 Mil Debt.

SOHH Exclusive: Musiq Soulchild Speaks on New LP & Auto-Tune Singers, "If They Can Make Some Money Off It, Why Not?"

December 14, 2008 3:47 PM

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In this exclusive interview SOHH sat down with Musiq Soulchild to discuss his new album's departure from the neo-soul sound and to find out how he really feels about all of the new rappers turned singers.

 

Continue reading SOHH Exclusive: Musiq Soulchild Speaks on New LP & Auto-Tune Singers, "If They Can Make Some Money Off It, Why Not?".

Paul Wall Returns To The "Fast Life" W/ Upcoming Disc

December 14, 2008 10:00 AM

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Southern rapper Paul Wall will return to the studio for his upcoming third album Fast Life set to come out next year.

Continue reading Paul Wall Returns To The "Fast Life" W/ Upcoming Disc.

UK Rapper Dizzee Rascal Arrested In Alleged Road Rage Incident

December 13, 2008 12:05 PM

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United Kingdom-based rapper Dizzee Rascal was arrested last night (December 12) following an alleged road rage incident involving a baseball bat.

Continue reading UK Rapper Dizzee Rascal Arrested In Alleged Road Rage Incident .

Amy Winehouse's Drug Suppliers Sentenced, Admit To Selling Incriminating Video To Tabloid

December 13, 2008 9:05 AM

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An English couple have been sentenced in a London courtoom yesterday for selling multiple types of drugs to platinum-selling singer Amy Winehouse.

Continue reading Amy Winehouse's Drug Suppliers Sentenced, Admit To Selling Incriminating Video To Tabloid.

Diddy Eyes Obama's Inauguration Day, Joins Cast Of Mega Stars Making The Trip

December 12, 2008 4:32 PM

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Hip-Hop mogul Diddy has become the latest artist to confirm his attendance at Barack Obama's presidential inauguration next month.

 

Continue reading Diddy Eyes Obama's Inauguration Day, Joins Cast Of Mega Stars Making The Trip.

Chris Brown Goes Country W/ New Collaboration, Snags More Awards For 2008

December 12, 2008 3:58 PM

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R&B superstar Chris Brown has revealed his upcoming collaborations with sweetheart Rihanna and how he stepped outside of his R&B and hip-hop zone for new collaborations, including one with country star Tim McGraw.

 

Continue reading Chris Brown Goes Country W/ New Collaboration, Snags More Awards For 2008.

Kanye Says You Can Learn A Lot From Gays, Soulja Boy Serves Charles Hamilton, Kat Williams Retires

December 12, 2008 12:30 PM

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In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, Kanye West brushing off the "gay talk," 50 Cent running "game" on us, Soulja Boy sparring with Charles Hamilton, Kat Williams being "so-so" unhappy with Jermaine Dupri, and Trick Trick taking Yung Berg's chain on tour.

Continue reading Kanye Says You Can Learn A Lot From Gays, Soulja Boy Serves Charles Hamilton, Kat Williams Retires.

Eminem Reveals "Relapse" Details, Talks Working With Dr. Dre

December 12, 2008 11:33 AM

Eminem

With anticipation building for his long-awaited Relapse album, Eminem has revealed exclusive details about the forthcoming project and working with Dr. Dre.

Continue reading Eminem Reveals "Relapse" Details, Talks Working With Dr. Dre.

"(White) Rapper Show" Contestant Sentencing Postponed, New Date Being Scheduled

December 12, 2008 10:52 AM

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Former "The (White) Rapper Show" contestant Rachel "Persia" Mucerino has had her court date for felony gun possession postponed.

Continue reading "(White) Rapper Show" Contestant Sentencing Postponed, New Date Being Scheduled.

SOHH Exclusive: DJ Premier Speaks On Ludacris' "MVP" Claim As His First Southern Rap Collabo

December 12, 2008 8:10 AM

DJ Premier

The Ludacris and DJ Premier collaboration, "MVP" has created more controversy than either side expected. DJ Premier recently spoke with SOHH to clarify Luda's claim of being "the first Southern rapper on a Primo beat" and reveal the status of another Gang Starr project.

Continue reading SOHH Exclusive: DJ Premier Speaks On Ludacris' "MVP" Claim As His First Southern Rap Collabo.

Diddy's "A Raisin In The Sun" Snags Golden Globe Nom, Says Honor Is "A Dream Come True"

December 11, 2008 5:05 PM

Diddy

The TV series "A Raisin in the Sun," starring Sean "Diddy" Combs, has been nominated for a Golden Globe award.

Continue reading Diddy's "A Raisin In The Sun" Snags Golden Globe Nom, Says Honor Is "A Dream Come True".

SOHH Exclusive: Consequence Signs New Deal, Kanye West & Q-Tip Are On The Job

December 11, 2008 4:34 PM

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This week, Queens rapper Consequence inked a deal with Universal/Motown Records and now he's preparing to release his sophomore album which will be executive produced by Kanye West and Q-Tip. SOHH caught up with the Cons to discuss the upcoming LP.

Continue reading SOHH Exclusive: Consequence Signs New Deal, Kanye West & Q-Tip Are On The Job.

Beyonce Announces European Tour, Nominated For Golden Globe

December 11, 2008 12:36 PM

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On the heels of her announcement of her upcoming European tour, R&B superstar Beyonce has received a nomination for a Golden Globe award. 

Continue reading Beyonce Announces European Tour, Nominated For Golden Globe .

Sony Music Sued By United States, Accused Of Disclosing Minors' Information Online

December 11, 2008 12:16 PM

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Sony BMG Music Entertainment has been sued by the United States for reportedly requesting and distributing personal information for nearly 30,000 minors without parental consent.

Continue reading Sony Music Sued By United States, Accused Of Disclosing Minors' Information Online.

Lil' Wayne & Soulja Boy Win Big At Online Hip-Hop Awards, A Comedic "Barack Obama" Joins The Show

December 11, 2008 10:30 AM

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After weeks of voting and anticipation for the Online Hip-Hop Awards 2008 results, winners in all categories have been announced, including Lil' Wayne, Soulja Boy Tell 'em, Danity Kane and more.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne & Soulja Boy Win Big At Online Hip-Hop Awards, A Comedic "Barack Obama" Joins The Show.

Snoop Dogg Ready To Rock Out In Music Festival

December 11, 2008 9:00 AM

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West Coast rap star Snoop Dogg has been chosen to headline the upcoming Langerado Music Festival in Florida next year.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg Ready To Rock Out In Music Festival .

Akon's "Freedom" is Celebrated, Scarface Returns To The Charts, Beyonce & Kanye Stay In Top 10

December 10, 2008 6:26 PM


In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce stays fierce at No. 3, Akon easily debuts at No. 7 and Scarface gets mob love on his final hip-hop disc.

Continue reading Akon's "Freedom" is Celebrated, Scarface Returns To The Charts, Beyonce & Kanye Stay In Top 10.

Oprah Tips The Scale, Beyonce Makes It Rain On The Jacksons, Mariah & Nick Going Half On A Baby?

December 10, 2008 5:56 PM

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Hot off the press this week Oprah outweighs herself, Mariah wants to try motherhood, Beyonce lives larger than the Jackson 5 and the Cosby's get X-Rated.

Continue reading Oprah Tips The Scale, Beyonce Makes It Rain On The Jacksons, Mariah & Nick Going Half On A Baby?.

Flo Rida "Gets Low" For Adult Award Show

December 10, 2008 4:50 PM

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Rapper Flo Rida has been billed to perform at next month's annual Adult Video News (AVN) Awards in Las Vegas.

Continue reading Flo Rida "Gets Low" For Adult Award Show.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Sued For $280K For Alleged No-Show

December 10, 2008 2:02 PM

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Rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have been handed a $280,000 lawsuit for reportedly not performing at a pre-booked venue in Washington last year.

Continue reading Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Sued For $280K For Alleged No-Show.

Kanye West Takes On Critics Of "Heartbreak," "It Reminds Me Of My First Album When People Said I Couldn't Rap"

December 10, 2008 11:31 AM

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Despite uneven album reviews for his 808s and Heartbreak, Kanye West has come forward to reveal his intentions for the new project and speak on its impact on pop culture.

Continue reading Kanye West Takes On Critics Of "Heartbreak," "It Reminds Me Of My First Album When People Said I Couldn't Rap" .

Charts Preview: Akon, Scarface & Beyonce's "Cadillac Records" Hit The Charts

December 10, 2008 11:00 AM

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Akon's Freedom debuts at No. 7 with over 110,000 copies sold in its first week while Beyonce Crew's Cadillac Records soundtrack sells less than 16K. 

Continue reading Charts Preview: Akon, Scarface & Beyonce's "Cadillac Records" Hit The Charts.

Soulja Boy Responds To Charles Hamilton, "It's Not My Fault That It Ain't Going Right [For You]"

December 10, 2008 10:50 AM

Soulja Boy

Hours after a video circulated across the Internet showing rapper Charles Hamilton dissing Soulja Boy Tell 'em, the teen rapper has responded with a video of his own.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Responds To Charles Hamilton, "It's Not My Fault That It Ain't Going Right [For You]" .

Pharrell Goes Green, Transforms Bottles Into Clothes W/ New Venture

December 10, 2008 7:30 AM

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Mega producer Pharrell Williams has partnered with textile firm Bionic Yarn to help create usable products from recycled bottles.

Continue reading Pharrell Goes Green, Transforms Bottles Into Clothes W/ New Venture.

DMX Arrested In Scott Storch's Palm Island Home, Faces Charges For Drug Possession & Identity Theft

December 9, 2008 3:34 PM


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DMX was arrested in Florida today after being on the lam from Arizona authorities.

Continue reading DMX Arrested In Scott Storch's Palm Island Home, Faces Charges For Drug Possession & Identity Theft.

Charles Hamilton Says He's No Soulja Boy, "Don't Compare Me To Somebody Who Made A Great Marketing Ploy"

December 9, 2008 1:59 PM

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Charles Hamilton recently explained why he believes the commercial image of labelmate Soulja Boy Tell 'Em sparked unwanted comparisons that framed him as a gimmick.

Continue reading Charles Hamilton Says He's No Soulja Boy, "Don't Compare Me To Somebody Who Made A Great Marketing Ploy".

Ludacris Announces Ringtone Outlet For Unsigned Artists

December 9, 2008 1:44 PM

Ludacris

Ludacris expands his WeMix.com business venture by teaming up with a major mobile content provider to allow ringtone distribution for unsigned artists.

Continue reading Ludacris Announces Ringtone Outlet For Unsigned Artists.

Unofficial Bobby Brown Biography Hits Shelves, Author Tells Why Singer Backed Out Of Deal

December 9, 2008 1:06 PM

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Bobby Brown's unofficial biography hit bookshelves across the nation today (December 9) and spills the beans on the singers drug habit and his tumultuous relationship with wife Whitney Houston.

Continue reading Unofficial Bobby Brown Biography Hits Shelves, Author Tells Why Singer Backed Out Of Deal.

R&B Superstars Headline Dick Clark's New Year's Eve special

December 9, 2008 10:30 AM

Ne-Yo
Ne-Yo, Robin Thicke, Solange Knowles and more have been tagged to perform on "Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve" special later this month.

Continue reading R&B Superstars Headline Dick Clark's New Year's Eve special.

Young Buck Calls On A Higher Power, Akon & Nelly Reveal Their Hand

December 9, 2008 12:00 AM

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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 Young Buck Calls On A Higher Power, Akon & Nelly Reveal Their Hand.

DMX On The Lam, Cash Reward For Information Leading To Rapper's Arrest

December 8, 2008 9:06 PM

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A $5,000 reward has been issued by Arizona police authorities for information leading to the capture and arrest of troubled rap star DMX.

Continue reading DMX On The Lam, Cash Reward For Information Leading To Rapper's Arrest .

Jamie Foxx Turns Up The Heat For New Album, Taps T-Pain And More

December 8, 2008 5:08 PM

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Academy Award winning singer Jamie Foxx has tagged mega rap stars T.I., Kanye West, T-Pain and more for his album Intuition, which drops later this month.

Continue reading Jamie Foxx Turns Up The Heat For New Album, Taps T-Pain And More .

SOHH Exclusive: DJ Premier Speaks on D.I.T.C. Member Party Artie's Passing, "He Didn't Just Sit There And Sulk"

December 8, 2008 2:06 PM

DJ Premier

With the recent passing of Ghetto Dwellas/Diggin' In The Crates (D.I.T.C.) rapper Arthur "Party Arty" Sheridan, SOHH spoke with DJ Premier to get an idea of the rapper's continued legacy in hip-hop.

Continue reading SOHH Exclusive: DJ Premier Speaks on D.I.T.C. Member Party Artie's Passing, "He Didn't Just Sit There And Sulk".

T.I. & Ludacris Team Up W/ Carson Daly For "New Year's Eve" Show

December 8, 2008 1:59 PM

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Grammy winning rappers Ludacris and T.I. have joined forces to perform on "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" special later this month.

Continue reading T.I. & Ludacris Team Up W/ Carson Daly For "New Year's Eve" Show.

Gun Shots Follow Mistah F.A.B. Concert, Two People Injured

December 8, 2008 11:05 AM

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Two people were shot and rushed to a hospital following a "Merry Thizzmas II" hip-hop concert over the weekend in California.

Continue reading Gun Shots Follow Mistah F.A.B. Concert, Two People Injured.

Lil' Wayne Makes Sundance Film Festival Debut, "Got Money" Producers React To Grammy Nom

December 8, 2008 10:59 AM

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Lil' Wayne will make his Sundance Film Festival debut next month with a new documentary entitled The Carter that offers a rare personal depiction of Weezy F. Baby.

 

Continue reading Lil' Wayne Makes Sundance Film Festival Debut, "Got Money" Producers React To Grammy Nom.

Andre 3000 Sued For $2 Mil, Suit Alleges "Class Of 3000" Was Stolen

December 8, 2008 6:50 AM

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OutKast's Andre 3000, along with Cartoon Network and Turner Broadcasting, is facing a $2 million lawsuit for copyright infringement and breach of contract claims stemming from Andre's "Class of 3000" cartoon series.


Continue reading Andre 3000 Sued For $2 Mil, Suit Alleges "Class Of 3000" Was Stolen.

Online Hip-Hop Award Winners Announced, Soulja Boy, Jazmine Sullivan, DJ Khaled Win Big

December 7, 2008 5:47 PM

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The winners for several categories of the Online Hip-Hop Awards have been announce. Jim Jones, Musiq Soulchild and others announce the nominees while DJ Khaled, Jazmine Sullivan and Soulja Boy take home OHHA honors.

 

Continue reading Online Hip-Hop Award Winners Announced, Soulja Boy, Jazmine Sullivan, DJ Khaled Win Big.

Shawty Redd Reacts To Grammy Nod, Speaks On Upcoming Solo Album

December 6, 2008 6:00 AM

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This week Young Jeezy producer, Shawty Redd, nabbed a Grammy nomination for Snoop Dogg's "Sensual Seduction." SOHH caught up with the Atlanta-based beatmaker to talk about his recent nomination and his upcoming solo album.

Continue reading Shawty Redd Reacts To Grammy Nod, Speaks On Upcoming Solo Album.

Akon On OJ Simpson Verdict, "They've Always Been Waiting For A Reason To Get Him"

December 5, 2008 3:44 PM

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Today OJ Simpson was sentenced to at least 15 years in prison for armed robbery and kidnapping.  SOHH caught up with Konvict Muzik star, Akon, prior to the sentencing to get his take on the football stars fall from grace.

Continue reading Akon On OJ Simpson Verdict, "They've Always Been Waiting For A Reason To Get Him".

Suge Knight Escapes Drug, Battery Charges

December 5, 2008 3:40 PM

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Former Death Rob labelhead Suge Knight has had an assault and battery case dropped against him stemming from alleged physical altercation with girlfriend Melissa Isaac last summer.

Continue reading Suge Knight Escapes Drug, Battery Charges.

DMX Misses Another Court Date, Issued Warrant For Arrest

December 5, 2008 1:04 PM

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Troubled rapper DMX has been issued a warrant for his arrest after missing a court appearance today (December 5) in Arizona.

Continue reading DMX Misses Another Court Date, Issued Warrant For Arrest.

Ludacris, Big Boi To Host Upcoming Urban Ball For Obama

December 5, 2008 11:20 AM

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Grammy winning rappers Ludacris and Big Boi have joined forces to host the upcoming "Urban Ball" in Washington, DC next month.

Continue reading Ludacris, Big Boi To Host Upcoming Urban Ball For Obama.

Dr. Dre Releases New Line Of Cheaper, Portable Headphones

December 5, 2008 11:10 AM

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After the success of Dr. Dre's first line of customized headphones, the mega producer and Interscope labelhead Jimmy Iovine are preparing the release of "Beats by Dr. Dre Tour" beginning this month.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Releases New Line Of Cheaper, Portable Headphones.

Kanye Trumped By Colbert, Jim Jones Doesn't Think "Jay-Z Is That Handsome," T.I. Thinks He Could Be The Next Jigga, & The Pimp C Award Goes To...

December 5, 2008 10:06 AM

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In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Kanye West trading shots with Stephen Colbert, Jim Jones saying some super "ugly" things about Jay-Z, hip-hop celebrating Pimp C's life a year after his death, The Game laying down the law on "The Parker Report" and T.I. chopping it up with Howard Stern.

Continue reading Kanye Trumped By Colbert, Jim Jones Doesn't Think "Jay-Z Is That Handsome," T.I. Thinks He Could Be The Next Jigga, & The Pimp C Award Goes To... .

D.I.T.C.'s Party Arty Passes Away

December 5, 2008 9:45 AM

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Legendary Ghetto Dwellas/Diggin' In The Crates (D.I.T.C.) rapper Arthur "Party Arty" Sheridan has reportedly passed away yesterday (December 4) due to health problems.

Continue reading D.I.T.C.'s Party Arty Passes Away.

B.o.B. Clarifies "Autotune" Parody, "I Wasn't Trying To Impersonate Nobody Specifically" [Video]

December 4, 2008 3:26 PM

B.O.B.

After releasing his parody-based music video "Autotune" via the Internet, SOHH got a hold of Atlanta rapper B.o.B. to find out if it was a possible diss record for artists like T-Pain and Lil' Wayne.

Continue reading B.o.B. Clarifies "Autotune" Parody, "I Wasn't Trying To Impersonate Nobody Specifically" [Video].

Slim Thug, Chamillionaire & Pimp C's Widow Speak On Rapper's Influence

December 4, 2008 12:00 PM

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Today marks the one year anniversary of the death of Houston rap legend, Pimp C of UGK.  In honor of Pimp's passing SOHH caught up with a few of his H-Town associates like Chamillionaire and Slim Thug to speak on his legacy.

Continue reading Slim Thug, Chamillionaire & Pimp C's Widow Speak On Rapper's Influence.

Kanye West Breaks Out At No. 1, Ludacris' Theater Has Big Showing, And Beyonce Stays Fierce For Second Week

December 4, 2008 10:09 AM

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In this week's Sales Wrap, Kanye West avoids heartbreak landing at No. 1, Ludacris debuts in Theater, E-40 takes a walk down Ball Street and Beyonce makes a fierce showing.

 

Continue reading Kanye West Breaks Out At No. 1, Ludacris' Theater Has Big Showing, And Beyonce Stays Fierce For Second Week.

Kanye West Takes A Break From Music To Intern For Fashion Designer

December 4, 2008 9:32 AM

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Hip-Hop superstar Kanye West has reportedly announced plans to step aside from music and focus on exploring fashion as a possible intern.

Continue reading Kanye West Takes A Break From Music To Intern For Fashion Designer.

Lil' Wayne Leads Grammy Noms, Jay-Z, Kanye & Ne-Yo Trail Behind

December 4, 2008 9:10 AM

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Mega rap star Lil' Wayne leads the upcoming 51st annual Grammy Awards ceremony with a total of eight nominations.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne Leads Grammy Noms, Jay-Z, Kanye & Ne-Yo Trail Behind.

"Notorious" Soundtrack Unearths Early, Unreleased B.I.G. Tracks

December 4, 2008 6:00 AM

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Fans of the late Christoper "Biggie Smalls" Wallace will be treated with an assortment of unreleased material from the rapper in a soundtrack from his upcoming biopic Notorious.

Continue reading "Notorious" Soundtrack Unearths Early, Unreleased B.I.G. Tracks.

Update: Bail Denied For Murder Suspect In Jennifer Hudson's Family Slaying

December 3, 2008 6:04 PM

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The prime suspect in the murders of Jennifer Hudson's family has been denied bail today (December 3) in Illinois.

Continue reading Update: Bail Denied For Murder Suspect In Jennifer Hudson's Family Slaying.

Chris Brown & Rihanna Sued For A Milli Over Alleged Paparazzi Beatdown

December 3, 2008 1:15 PM

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R&B superstars Chris Brown and Rihanna have been sued for $1 million by a photographer claiming he was beaten up and robbed by the couple's bodyguards in Florida last May.

Continue reading Chris Brown & Rihanna Sued For A Milli Over Alleged Paparazzi Beatdown.

Kanye Debuts At Number 1, Ludacris Breaks 200K, E-40 Balls Out W/30K In First Week Sales

December 3, 2008 10:36 AM

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Taking a shot at R&B with his new album 808s and Heartbreak, mega rap star Kanye West has locked in No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200 with over 450,100 copies sold in his opening week.

Continue reading Kanye Debuts At Number 1, Ludacris Breaks 200K, E-40 Balls Out W/30K In First Week Sales .

Rihanna/Jay-Z Alleged Affair Out in The Open, Kanye Hearts Beyonce, Whitney Denies Reunion W/Bobby, Amy Winehouse's Hubby Drops Dime

December 3, 2008 10:21 AM

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Hot off the press this week Rihanna's a good girl with a bad publicist, Kanye hails Queen Bey, Whitney publicly denies reconciling with Bobby and Wino's hubby IS the new Bobby Brown.

Continue reading Rihanna/Jay-Z Alleged Affair Out in The Open, Kanye Hearts Beyonce, Whitney Denies Reunion W/Bobby, Amy Winehouse's Hubby Drops Dime.

Beanie Sigel, Freeway & Gillie Da Kid Show Brotherly Love, Plan Free Concert In Philly

December 3, 2008 9:41 AM

Beanie Sigel

Beanie Sigel, Freeway, Gillie Da Kid and more have linked with Nike to provide fans with an upcoming "Brotherly Love Concert" in Philadelphia next week.

Continue reading Beanie Sigel, Freeway & Gillie Da Kid Show Brotherly Love, Plan Free Concert In Philly.

Houston Remembers Pimp C One Year Later

December 3, 2008 9:01 AM

Pimp C

David Banner, Bun B, DJ Paul and others will help pay homage to the late UGK rapper Pimp C by speaking with Houston radio station KPFT on the one year anniversary of his death.

Continue reading Houston Remembers Pimp C One Year Later.

Clipse Will Never Stop Rapping About Coke, "When Jay-Z Went 'Kingdom Come,' Everybody Sh*tted On Him"

December 3, 2008 6:00 AM

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It's been two years sinceThe Clipse released their critically acclaimed album, Hell Hath No Fury.  In preparation for their follow up which is due out next year, Pusha T and Malice have released a new mixtape and launched their own clothing line. In this SOHH exclusive, Pusha T talks about their new projects and explains why he'll always rap about cocaine.

Continue reading Clipse Will Never Stop Rapping About Coke, "When Jay-Z Went 'Kingdom Come,' Everybody Sh*tted On Him".

Chris Brown Named 2008's Most Demanded Video Mega Star, Lil' Wayne Falls In Second

December 2, 2008 4:22 PM

Chris Brown

 

R&B superstar Chris Brown has been recognized with Music Choice's "Most Demanded" award after locking in 43 million views in a one year time span.

 

Continue reading Chris Brown Named 2008's Most Demanded Video Mega Star, Lil' Wayne Falls In Second.

Donnell Rawlings & Angela Yee To Anchor Online Hip-Hop Awards Show [Video]

December 2, 2008 12:50 PM

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Donnell Rawlings of "Chappelle's Show" fame and radio personality Angela Yee are set to host the 2008 Online Hip-Hop Awards (OHHAs).

Continue reading Donnell Rawlings & Angela Yee To Anchor Online Hip-Hop Awards Show [Video].

Ludacris & Soulja Boy Kick-Off Free SEC Concert

December 2, 2008 12:07 PM

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Rap stars Ludacris and Soulja Boy Tell Em have teamed up with AT&T to provide fans a free concert after this weekend's Southeastern Conference (SEC) football championship game in Georgia.

Continue reading Ludacris & Soulja Boy Kick-Off Free SEC Concert.

Blockbuster To Sell Concert Tix

December 2, 2008 10:46 AM

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Mega movie retailer Blockbuster Inc. has partnered with Live Nation to begin selling concert tickets at several of their locations.

Continue reading Blockbuster To Sell Concert Tix.

Soulja Boy Cranks That Toy Drive

December 2, 2008 9:28 AM

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Teen rap star Soulja Boy Tell'em has offered his participation in the upcoming sixth annual Toyz N Da Hood events in Georiga this month.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Cranks That Toy Drive.

Akon & Nelly

December 2, 2008 12:00 AM

Akon & Nelly - 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 Akon & Nelly.

Biggie Smalls' Legacy Revived W/ "Notorious" Soundtrack

December 1, 2008 9:22 PM

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The legacy of Christopher "Biggie Smalls" Wallace will become revived through a mixture of his greatest hits and unreleased music on the upcoming Notorious soundtrack.

Continue reading Biggie Smalls' Legacy Revived W/ "Notorious" Soundtrack.

William Balfour Charged In Jennifer Hudson Family Murders

December 1, 2008 6:59 PM

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The prime suspect in the murders of Jennifer Hudson's family has officially been arrested while in custody in Illinois.

Continue reading William Balfour Charged In Jennifer Hudson Family Murders.

Akon Flows Digitally, Documents Old Stomping Grounds

December 1, 2008 1:58 PM

Akon

 

Tomorrow, Akon's third studio album, Freedom, will hit stores.  SOHH caught up with the Konvict Muzik star to talk about his new European sound and the mini-documentary on his life that he's packaging with the album.

Continue reading Akon Flows Digitally, Documents Old Stomping Grounds.

Jermaine Dupri Honored W/ Bill of Rights Award

December 1, 2008 1:00 PM

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Mega producer Jermaine "JD" Dupri will be honored with the prestigious 2008 Bill of Rights Award next week in California.

Continue reading Jermaine Dupri Honored W/ Bill of Rights Award.

Scarface & Jazze Pha Honor MC Breed At Benefit Concert

December 1, 2008 11:53 AM

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Scarface, Jazze Pha and others will unite for an MC Breed benefit concert this evening in Michigan.

Continue reading Scarface & Jazze Pha Honor MC Breed At Benefit Concert.

Ludacris Disturbs The Peace At "Rally For Change"

December 1, 2008 11:29 AM

Ludacris

Platinum-selling rapper Ludacris has decided to join forces and support Georgia's Democratic hopeful, Jim Martin, by attending the "Rally for Change" in his homestate today.

Continue reading Ludacris Disturbs The Peace At "Rally For Change".

Amy Winehouse's Hubby Takes Blame For Singer's Addiction, "I Dragged Amy Into [Drugs]"

December 1, 2008 10:08 AM

Amy Winehouse

 

 

After a year of hospitalizations and health issues surrounding Grammy award winning singer Amy Winehouse, her husband Blake Fielder-Civil has stepped forward to take blame for her drug addiction.

Continue reading Amy Winehouse's Hubby Takes Blame For Singer's Addiction, "I Dragged Amy Into [Drugs]".

Internet Rap Beef Turns Deadly, Lands Teen In Jail

December 1, 2008 9:42 AM

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An up-and-coming teenage rapper from England has been sentenced to nearly five years behind bars after pleading guilty to killing a young man earlier this year.

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