January 2009 Archives

Lupe Fiasco & Clipse Billed For Coachella Festival

January 31, 2009 9:38 AM

Lupe Fiasco and the Clipse have been selected to perform at the upcoming Coachella Valley Muisc & Arts Festival in California this spring.

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Kanye West Leaves Paris Inspired, "I Am Here To Prove You Wrong"

January 31, 2009 8:40 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has described the inspiration he's received since spending a publicized week in France.

Continue reading Kanye West Leaves Paris Inspired, "I Am Here To Prove You Wrong".

Charli Baltimore Speaks On Lil' Kim's "Notorious" Complaints, "She Was Never Biggie's Girl"

January 31, 2009 8:40 AM

Former Murder Inc. rapper Charli Baltimore recently addressed Lil' Kim's claims that she was more than Notorious B.I.G.'s side girl.

Continue reading Charli Baltimore Speaks On Lil' Kim's "Notorious" Complaints, "She Was Never Biggie's Girl".

DMX Sentenced To 90 Days Behind Bars

January 30, 2009 2:30 PM

Troubled rapper DMX has been sentenced to 90 days in jail on Arizona drug and animaly cruelty charges.

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Alleged Soulja Slim Murderer On The Run, Skips Court Appearance

January 30, 2009 12:30 PM

The man allegedly responsible for murdering James "Soulja Slim" Tapp was a no-show for his scheduled court appearance this week.

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50 Serves Officer Ross, Ms. Wallace Lashes Out At Lil' Kim & Jeezy Calls O'Reilly Racist

January 30, 2009 12:26 PM

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, 50 Cent firing back at Rick Ross, Lil' Wayne justifying his gangster to Katie Couric, Busta Rhymes prompting peace in the Middle East, Ms. Wallace showing Lil' Kim who's the real "Big Momma," and Young Jeezy responding to Bill O'Reilly.

Continue reading 50 Serves Officer Ross, Ms. Wallace Lashes Out At Lil' Kim & Jeezy Calls O'Reilly Racist.

Rick Ross Dismisses 50 Cent's Response, "Go Back To The Lab"

January 30, 2009 11:47 AM

Rick Ross has responded to 50 Cent's diss track "Try Me" saying the rapper has two days to record a better battle record.

Continue reading Rick Ross Dismisses 50 Cent's Response, "Go Back To The Lab".

Rhymefest Steps To Charles Hamilton W/ New Record, "Stay At Home And Stick To Blogging"

January 30, 2009 11:30 AM

Chicago-based rapper Rhymefest has responded to a freestyle diss from Charles Hamilton in the new song "Supersonic (Chucky Cheese)."

Continue reading Rhymefest Steps To Charles Hamilton W/ New Record, "Stay At Home And Stick To Blogging".

Diddy Co-Signs Lil' Kim's "Notorious" Complaints, "Don't Believe What You Saw In The Movie"

January 30, 2009 11:00 AM

Hip-Hop mogul Diddy has stepped in-between the Lil' Kim and Voletta Wallace verbal attacks claiming the Brooklyn rapper's portrayal in Notorious was not precise.

Continue reading Diddy Co-Signs Lil' Kim's "Notorious" Complaints, "Don't Believe What You Saw In The Movie".

Lil' Wayne Drops Song From "The Carter III," Copyright Lawsuit Settled

January 30, 2009 10:00 AM

Multi-platinum selling rapper Lil' Wayne has settled a copyright lawsuit filed against him last summer in which his song "Playing With Fire" was under scrutiny.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne Drops Song From "The Carter III," Copyright Lawsuit Settled.

50 Cent Takes On Lil' Wayne & Rick Ross, Tells Former C.O. To "Radio For Back-Up"

January 30, 2009 9:30 AM

Multi-platinum selling rapper 50 Cent has responded to a diss track by Rick Ross on the new track "Try Me."

Continue reading 50 Cent Takes On Lil' Wayne & Rick Ross, Tells Former C.O. To "Radio For Back-Up".

Amy Winehouse's Home Robbed Of Valuables

January 30, 2009 9:00 AM

Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse's London home has been burglarized while she was away on vacation.

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Ne-Yo, Beyonce & John Legend Billed For Essence Music Festival

January 30, 2009 9:00 AM

Beyonce, Ne-Yo, John Legend, along with a mix of old-school and soulful artists, have been tapped to perform at the upcoming Essence Music Festival next summer.



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Will.i.am & Lil' Wayne Ads On Deck For Super Bowl

January 30, 2009 6:45 AM

Advertisements by Black Eyed Peas' will.i.am and Lil' Wayne are being considered for televised scheduling during this weekend's Super Bowl.

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Ludacris Links W/ Best Buy, Supports Retailer's Outreach Program

January 29, 2009 3:40 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris has joined forces with mega retailer Best Buy's teenage-based social networking site @15 for a special TSA ("Teen Service Announcement").

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T.I. Stands By His Grand Hustle Crew, "I'm Not Gonna Interfere W/ An Artist's Vision"

January 29, 2009 12:55 PM

Grand Hustle owner T.I. recently spoke on his label head position and how he, as an executive-rapper, views artist development in an environment of sagging record sales.

Continue reading T.I. Stands By His Grand Hustle Crew, "I'm Not Gonna Interfere W/ An Artist's Vision".

Oprah's Too Busy For Politics, Bobby V. Denies Groupies, Paula Abdul Thinks She's Bey's Idol

January 29, 2009 11:28 AM

Hot off the press this week Oprah's got no time for politics, Bobby Valentino tells on his penis, Akon gets mobbed and Paula Abdul paves the way for Rihanna and Beyonce.

Continue reading Oprah's Too Busy For Politics, Bobby V. Denies Groupies, Paula Abdul Thinks She's Bey's Idol.

"Notorious" Screenwriter To Pen Run-DMC Biopic, Shines Light On Crew's Rise

January 29, 2009 11:14 AM

Iconic rap group Run-DMC will get the big-screen treatment with the upcoming biopic Tougher Than Leather: The Rise of Run-DMC.

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50 Cent Develops "Diddy Syndrome," Dietary Supplements On Deck

January 29, 2009 10:46 AM

Along with his new ventures, 50 Cent has announced his intentions of launching a line of dietary supplements and the G-Unit head explained how all the business growth has caused him to have Diddy-like habits.

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Rihanna Headed To Grammy's For Performance

January 29, 2009 10:00 AM

R&B superstar Rihanna has been chosen to perform at the upcoming 51st Annual Grammy Awards next month in California.

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Kelly Rowland Parts Ways W/ Beyonce's Father, Debunks "Fired" Rumors

January 29, 2009 8:55 AM

Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland has ended her business relationship with mananger Matthew Knowles.


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Lil' Wayne Springs A Leak, New Songs Hit The Net

January 29, 2009 8:49 AM

Two unreleased Lil' Wayne tracks titled "Hot Revolver" and "Troublemaker" leaked online yesterday (January 28) and are rumored to be songs from his upcoming Rebirth album.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne Springs A Leak, New Songs Hit The Net.

B-Real, Murs, Tech N9ne & More Billed For "Paid Dues" Festival

January 29, 2009 6:55 AM

Cypress Hill's B-Real, Murs, Tech N9ne and more have been announced as rappers set to perform at the upcoming "Paid Dues" festival in California.

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John Legend & T-Pain Tagged For Super Bowl Performances

January 28, 2009 3:30 PM

Grammy-winning singers John Legend and T-Pain have been chosen to perform at the Super Bowl's pre-game show this weekend.

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Lil' Wayne To Concert Promoters, "5 Star Hotel" Requirements

January 28, 2009 2:51 PM

A document showing rap star Lil' Wayne's venue and hotel accommodations for concert promoters recently leaked online.

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Joe Budden & Saigon Tell Conflicting Stories Of Battle's End, Boxing Match Could Settle All

January 28, 2009 2:10 PM

Nearly a week since ending their rap beef, Saigon and Joe Budden have offered different perspectives on what caused the battle to end and a possible way to settle it once and for all.

Continue reading Joe Budden & Saigon Tell Conflicting Stories Of Battle's End, Boxing Match Could Settle All.

Diddy Preps "Good Experience" Pre-Super Bowl Parties

January 28, 2009 1:08 PM

Hip-Hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs is billed to host a pre-Super Bowl three-day event titled "The Good Life Experience" in Florida this week.

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Beyonce Still "Fierce" At No. 2, Kanye's "Heartbreak" On The Attack, "Notorious" Stays In Top 10

January 28, 2009 11:00 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce holds at No. 2, Kanye West steps up on the charts, the Notorious soundtrack falls back to No.9, Jamie Foxx and John Legend become golden.

Continue reading Beyonce Still "Fierce" At No. 2, Kanye's "Heartbreak" On The Attack, "Notorious" Stays In Top 10.

Snoop Dogg & Lil' Wayne Explain Importance Of New "Crips And Bloods" Documentary

January 28, 2009 11:00 AM

Grammy-nominated rappers Snoop Dogg and Lil' Wayne have spoken on the importance of the new Forest Whitaker-narrated documentary Crips and Bloods: Made in America.

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Janet Jackson's Japanese Tour Canceled Due To "Economic Crisis"

January 28, 2009 10:30 AM

Grammy-winning singer Janet Jackson has reportedly canceled her Japanese "Rock Witchu" tour next month because of the economy's financial crisis.

Continue reading Janet Jackson's Japanese Tour Canceled Due To "Economic Crisis".

"A-Team" Remake Officially In Works, Receives Middle East Rewrite

January 28, 2009 9:57 AM

Popular 1980's television series "The A-Team" is set to hit the big screen by summer 2010 with the original creator tagged to produce.

Continue reading "A-Team" Remake Officially In Works, Receives Middle East Rewrite .

Young Jeezy Publicist Debunks Upcoming "O'Reilly" Appearance

January 28, 2009 9:30 AM

A publicist for rapper Young Jeezy has denied recent claims of the emcee accepting a challenge to appear on Bill O'Reilly's "The O'Reilly Factor."

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Uncle Murda Spotlights Killings W/ New Website, Knocks "Murda" Off His Name

January 27, 2009 4:30 PM

Former Roc-A-Fella artist Uncle Murda has announced a new rap alias along with the launch of a new murder-based website that will shine a light on real murders around the world.

Continue reading Uncle Murda Spotlights Killings W/ New Website, Knocks "Murda" Off His Name.

Lupe Fiasco Honored At First-Ever USA Network's "Character Approved" Awards

January 27, 2009 4:20 PM

Lupe Fiasco has been awarded a "Character Approved" Award for "positively influencing American culture."

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Ludacris & Lupe Fiasco Accept $160K Bid, Performing At Spring Concert

January 27, 2009 4:19 PM

Grammy-winning rappers Ludacris and Lupe Fiasco have accepted a $160,888 bid by a New Jersey school to perform at their "Spring Concert" next month.

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Alleged Murderer Of Jennifer Hudson's Family Allowed To Change Prisons

January 27, 2009 3:30 PM

William Balfour, the prime suspect in the murders of Jennifer Hudson's family, has been given permission to be transferred to another prison location in Illinois.

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Apollo Theater Celebrates 75 Years Of "Amateur Night," Ron Browz Tapped To Perform

January 27, 2009 2:00 PM

New York City's Apollo Theater will celebrate 75 years of its "Amateur Night" with a special showcase this week.

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Young Jeezy Responds to O'Reilly's Criticism

January 27, 2009 1:10 PM

Young Jeezy has responded to Fox News host Bill O'Reilly's recent criticism of his pro-Barack Obama performance of "My President Is Black" in Washington DC. 

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Koch Records Changes Name, Canadian-Based Company Thinks Globally

January 27, 2009 1:05 PM

Independent record label Koch Records, where Jim Jones was recently named VP, has changed its name to E1 Music.

Continue reading Koch Records Changes Name, Canadian-Based Company Thinks Globally.

Lil' Wayne Links W/ AT&T For Live Performance, "Prom Queen" Debut Via Facebook

January 27, 2009 12:30 PM

Multi-platinum selling rapper Lil' Wayne has linked with AT&T Mobility to debut his new single "Prom Queen" from his forthcoming rock album The Rebirth.

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Snoop Dogg Set To Kick-Off Super Bowl W/ Bud Bowl Performance

January 27, 2009 12:05 PM

West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg has been tagged to perform at the upcoming Bud Bowl in Florida this week.

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Former Tupac Shakur Attorney Takes Action In Oakland Shooting Case

January 27, 2009 11:00 AM

Renowned civil rights lawyer John Burris has been hired by the family of late Oscar Grant III to become involved in their son's murder by a California police officer.

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Lil' Wayne Producers Reveal Rock Album Details, "He Wanted Drums, Bass & Guitars"

January 27, 2009 8:52 AM

The producers behind Lil' Wayne's first single "Prom Queen" off The Rebirth have revealed details on the construction of Weezy's forthcoming rock album.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne Producers Reveal Rock Album Details, "He Wanted Drums, Bass & Guitars".

Lil' Wayne

January 27, 2009 12:00 AM

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Rocko Sentenced To 48 Hours Behind Bars, Gives Woman Black-Eye

January 26, 2009 5:47 PM

ATL-based rapper Rodney "Rocko" Hill, Jr., who is linked to singer Monica, has pleaded "no contest" to battery charges and will be placed behind bars for 48 hours.

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John Forte Breaks Silence On Prison Bid, Recalls Time Behind Bars

January 26, 2009 2:35 PM

Former Fugees collaborator John Forte has written about his time in prison after receiving a presidential pardon from George W. Bush late last year.

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Death Row Auction Lives Up To Hype, More Than 200 Show Up To Bid

January 26, 2009 2:10 PM

Fans and former employees of the Death Row Records turned up in Fullerton, California yesterday to bid on items from the legendary music label.

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Jim Jones Vows To Change After Alleged Assault, "I've Been The Aggressor For Too Long"

January 26, 2009 1:25 PM

Jim Jones isn't due in court until next moth to face a misdemeanor assault charge but the Harlem rapper is already vowing to change his aggressive ways.

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Jay-Z, Kanye West & Lil' Wayne Bring "Swagger" To Grammys, Billed To Perform

January 26, 2009 11:50 AM

Jay-Z, Kanye West, Lil' Wayne and more have been chosen to perform at the upcoming 51st Grammy cermony.

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Joe Budden Closes Chapter In Saigon Rap Beef, "That Sh*t Is Over"

January 26, 2009 11:10 AM

After weeks of verbal exchanges, Joe Budden has confirmed his rap battle against Saigon has officially ended.

Continue reading Joe Budden Closes Chapter In Saigon Rap Beef, "That Sh*t Is Over".

Flavor Flav Headed Back To Small Screen, Spooky TV Series In Works

January 26, 2009 10:20 AM


Rapper-turned-reality star Flavor Flav has teamed with filmmaker Deon Taylor to turn their BET film "Nite Tales" into a television series.

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Biggie Wrongful Death Suit Still In Play, Loved Ones Hold Out For Justice

January 26, 2009 9:55 AM

More than a decade since Christopher "Biggie Smalls" Wallace was murdered in California, his mother and others have spoken on the over-delayed wrongful death lawsuit.

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Lil' Jon & the East Side Boyz Win "Weedman" Copyright Lawsuit

January 26, 2009 8:58 AM

Lil' Jon & the East Side Boyz have won a copyright violation lawsuit that claimed the song "Weedman" was licensed by a former associate.

Continue reading Lil' Jon & the East Side Boyz Win "Weedman" Copyright Lawsuit.

Kanye West Unveils Women's Louis Vuitton Kicks, "I Begged Them To Make These"

January 26, 2009 1:47 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has reportedly revealed his signature Louis Vuitton sneakers designed exclusively for women.

Continue reading Kanye West Unveils Women's Louis Vuitton Kicks, "I Begged Them To Make These".

Kanye West Announces New Name, Inspired By Louis Vuitton Show

January 25, 2009 2:00 PM

Multi-platinum selling rapper Kanye West has announced a new rap alias now calling himself "Martin Louis The King, Jr."



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Rick Ross Drops "Mafia Music," Fires Up 50 Cent Baby Mama Drama

January 25, 2009 1:25 PM

Rick Ross has released the semi-autobiographical record called "Mafia Music" where he also spends part of his verse on 50 Cent's family issues and house fire.

Continue reading Rick Ross Drops "Mafia Music," Fires Up 50 Cent Baby Mama Drama.

Lil' Wayne's "Rebirth" Release Date Revealed

January 25, 2009 1:05 PM

Multi-platinum selling rapper Lil' Wayne has announced the release date for his forthcoming rock album Rebirth set for this spring.

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Bun B Preps Final UGK Release For '09 Release

January 25, 2009 6:35 AM

Bun B has announced plans to release the final Underground Kingz (UGK) album, For Life, in honor of his deceased partner Pimp C.

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Project Pat and Paul Wall Reveal Their Presidential Wishes

January 24, 2009 11:43 AM

With a new President officially sworn into office, SOHH caught up with Paul Wall and Project Pat to see what they want President Obama to accomplish during his first term.

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Jadakiss Announces "Last Kiss" Release Date, Tracklisting Unveiled

January 24, 2009 11:35 AM

D-Block's Jadakiss recently announced details for his highly anticipated album The Last Kiss.

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Bow Wow Speaks "Prince Bow" Clothing Line, "Same Quality As A Jordan Sneaker"

January 23, 2009 5:00 PM

Rapper Bow Wow has offerred details on his forthcoming clothing line with NBA star Stephon Marbury set to drop next fall.

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Project Pat Talks Santogold Collaboration

January 23, 2009 4:00 PM

As he prepares to release his seventh studio album, Project Pat follows in Jay-Z's footsteps by collaborating with Santogold.

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Mega Stars Billed For Pre-Grammy Awards Special

January 23, 2009 11:49 AM

Grammy-nominated artists Lil' Wayne, Ne-Yo, John Legend and more have been selected to appear on a televised special honoring this year's nominees next month.

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O'Reilly Attacks Jeezy and Jay, Bow Wow Exposes Ghostwriters & Akon Forgets His Age

January 23, 2009 11:30 AM

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, Jay-Z & Young Jeezy feeling the heat from Bill O'Reilly, Bow Wow barking back at the critics, Akon getting so old he can't remember his age, Mase revisiting his G-Unit days, and former Dipset manager Big Joe planning to expose the industry in a tell-all-book.

Continue reading O'Reilly Attacks Jeezy and Jay, Bow Wow Exposes Ghostwriters & Akon Forgets His Age.

Diddy's Former Ghost Writer Calls Puffy "The Devil" In Bad Boy Tell-All

January 23, 2009 10:30 AM

Former Bad Boy rapper Mark Curry has penned a new book Dancing With the Devil speaking on his experience on the famed roster and Diddy's business habits.

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Bill O'Reilly Takes On Jay-Z & Young Jeezy For Obama-Inspired Performance, "Jay-Z Should Know Better"

January 23, 2009 10:15 AM

Controversial television host Bill O'Reilly recently criticized Jay-Z and Young Jeezy on his "O'Reilly Factor" show for their pro-Barack Obama performance of "My President Is Black" in Washington, DC.

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Kanye West Attends Louis Vuitton Paris Show, Signature Kicks Make Runway Debut

January 23, 2009 10:00 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West made an unexpected runway debut at the Louis Vuitton menswear showcase this week in Paris.

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Mase Emerges, Explains Short-Lived Relationship W/ G-Unit

January 23, 2009 9:20 AM

Rapper-turned-preacher Mason "Ma$e" Betha recently addressed his underlying motives in joining G-Unit.

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Learjet Responds To Travis Barker's Plane Crash Lawsuit, Company Denies Responsibility

January 23, 2009 9:17 AM

Responding to former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker's plane crash lawsuit from last year, aircraft creator Learjet points the finger elsewhere.

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Wyclef Jean Addresses Home Foreclosure, "Florida Was A Play House"

January 22, 2009 4:00 PM

Wyclef Jean has addressed the reports about the foreclosure of his Florida home and says his main house is still in good standing.

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Jim Jones Speaks On Assault Case, "Nothing Went On With Ne-Yo"

January 22, 2009 1:23 PM

Byrd Gang leader Jim Jones recently spoke on the alleged assault on Ne-Yo while with Jay-Z associate.

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Kanye West Speaks On 50 Cent's Disses, "He Was My Favorite Rapper"

January 22, 2009 12:35 PM

Mega producer Kanye West has addressed the recent disses by 50 Cent aiming at his sexuality and music career.

Continue reading Kanye West Speaks On 50 Cent's Disses, "He Was My Favorite Rapper".

Saigon Releases Final Diss Record At Joe Budden, "I Ain't Doing This Sh*t No More"

January 22, 2009 12:00 PM

Aiming to place an end to their verbal jabs, Saigon has released "Pushing Buddens" offering a final diss record towards Joe Budden.

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Judge In C-Murder Case Accused Of Bias, Refuses To Remove Himself From Trial

January 22, 2009 11:05 AM

The state judge handling Corey "C-Murder" Miller's second-degree murder trial has refused to remove himself from the case despite accusations of bias.

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Jay-Z Gives "Blueprint 3" Update, "I'm Gonna Take My Time"

January 22, 2009 10:35 AM

Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z has addressed the current status of his highly anticipated album The Blueprint 3 by debunking rumors of a set release date.

Continue reading Jay-Z Gives "Blueprint 3" Update, "I'm Gonna Take My Time".

Max B Updates Fans On Murder Trial, "People Stay Strong For Me"

January 22, 2009 10:30 AM

Former Byrd Gang rapper Max B has spoken on his current legal woes as he prepares for an upcoming murder trial.

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David Banner Gets Patriotic, Billed To Perform For Persian Gulf Troops

January 22, 2009 10:00 AM

Southern rapper David Banner has been selected by the United States Organizations (USO) to perform for troops in the Persian Gulf this year.

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Mashonda Says Alicia Keys Stole Her Man, Mary J. Blige Ducks Keyshia Cole Tribute, Beyonce Divas Out In DC

January 22, 2009 12:00 AM

Hot off the Press this week our President is black and he knows his Constitution, Beyonce keeps it diva at inauguration week, Mary J. Blige tries to break free of Keyshia Cole comparisons and Mashonda airs out Swizz Beatz affair with Alicia Keys.

Continue reading Mashonda Says Alicia Keys Stole Her Man, Mary J. Blige Ducks Keyshia Cole Tribute, Beyonce Divas Out In DC .

Bow Wow Laces Up W/ Stephon Marbury, Launching New Clothing Line

January 21, 2009 5:30 PM

Rapper Bow Wow has signed with basketball star Stephon Marbury's Starbury apparel brand to help design his own line of clothing.

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Barack Obama Musical In Works, Central Character Nowhere To Be Found

January 21, 2009 2:35 PM

President Barack Obama has inspired a forthcoming musical tentatively titled "Obama on My Mind."

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Plies Helps Kick-Off Super Bowl Festivities In Florida, "Stripper Olympics" & More

January 21, 2009 1:10 PM

Southern rapper Plies has announced plans to celebrate the upcoming Super Bowl with a week of football-theme events in Florida.

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Joe Budden Searches For Saigon At Best Buy, Confirms Slaughterhouse Live Webcast

January 21, 2009 1:00 PM

Awaiting a possible response diss record from Saigon, New Jersey rapper Joe Budden recently took his verbal jabs towards the emcee to Best Buy.

Continue reading Joe Budden Searches For Saigon At Best Buy, Confirms Slaughterhouse Live Webcast.

Kanye Performs At Youth Inaugural Ball, "It Feels So Good To Be Standing Here"

January 21, 2009 12:50 PM

Kanye West expressed sorrow and joy after he performed at Tuesday's Youth Inaugural Ball honoring president Barack Obama.

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Lil' Wayne's Manager Speaks On Rapper's NYC Cancelations

January 21, 2009 11:57 AM

Lil' Wayne manager Cortez Bryant has come forward to speak on the rapper's third New York show cancelation tonight.

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Jay-Z & Diddy Stand By Their Prez, "We Gotta Have His Back"

January 21, 2009 11:10 AM

Rap moguls Diddy and Jay-Z called in to New York City's Hot 97 radio station moments after yesterday's presidential inauguration revealing their reactions to Barack Obama's induction.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Diddy Stand By Their Prez, "We Gotta Have His Back".

"Notorious" Star Headed To Court Over Domestic Dispute

January 21, 2009 9:44 AM

Rapper-turned-actor Jamal "Gravy" Woolard is reportedly due in court later this month for an alleged assault on his wife.

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"Notorious" Soundtrack Debuts W/ 43k, Beyonce Takes Two Steps Up The Charts, Ludacris' "Theater" Sells Golden Ticket

January 21, 2009 12:20 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce moves up to No. 2, Notorious soundtrack debuts At No. 4 and Ludacris' Theater of The Mind breaks 500k.

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The Former Prez

January 21, 2009 12:00 AM


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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Jamal Woolard Preps Hollywood Career, Joins Vida Guerra & More At "It Girl Public Relations"

January 20, 2009 6:08 PM

Jamal "Gravy" Woolard has begun shaping his Hollywood career by signing with entertainment company It Girl Public Relations.

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Alleged Murderer Of Jennifer Hudson's Family Pleads Not Guilty

January 20, 2009 6:00 PM

William Balfour, the prime suspect in the murders of Jennifer Hudson's family, appeared in an Illinois courtroom pleading not guilty to their murders.

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Lil' Wayne Cancels New York Venue Concert For Third Consecutive Time

January 20, 2009 5:00 PM

Multi-platinum selling rapper Lil' Wayne has suspiciously canceled a New York venue concert for a third consecutive time.

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50 Cent Says Eminem Album "Almost Done," Release Date Info Within Weeks

January 20, 2009 3:05 PM

Shady Records' 50 Cent recently declared Eminem's highly-anticipatd album Relapse near completion.

Continue reading 50 Cent Says Eminem Album "Almost Done," Release Date Info Within Weeks.

Will.i.am & Mary J. Blige Debut "America's Song" On "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

January 20, 2009 2:50 PM

Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am and Mary J. Blige premiered a new Barack Obama-inspired song on Monday's airing of "The Oprah Winfrey Show."

Continue reading Will.i.am & Mary J. Blige Debut "America's Song" On "The Oprah Winfrey Show".

Diddy Reacts To Barack Obama Swearing In Service, "I Want To Be Greater Than I Am Right Now"

January 20, 2009 1:01 PM

Hip-Hop mogul Diddy recently became emotional as he reacted to the induction of President Barack Obama.

Continue reading Diddy Reacts To Barack Obama Swearing In Service, "I Want To Be Greater Than I Am Right Now".

D'Angelo's Forthcoming Album Confirmed, Tags Mega Producers

January 20, 2009 12:15 PM

Soulful singer D'Angelo is reportedly making a long-awaited comeback to fans with the release of his new album James River.

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Ludacris & Nas Inauguration Balls Canceled Due To Low Tix Sales

January 20, 2009 11:30 AM

Highly-promoted Inauguration Balls in Washington, DC, featuring Ludacris, Big Boi, Nas and more have been cancelled due to lower than expected ticket sales.

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50 Cent Launches Film Production Company, Starring In Movie W/ Nicolas Cage

January 20, 2009 11:10 AM

Rap star 50 Cent has announced plans to begin producing films with the launch of his latest venture, a film production company called Cheetah Vision.

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Jay-Z Packs Pre-Inauguration Day Concert

January 20, 2009 11:00 AM

Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z helped ignite his sold-out "Concert on the Eve of Change" last night (January 19) with many celebrity guests and performances in Washington, DC.

Continue reading Jay-Z Packs Pre-Inauguration Day Concert.

The Source Magazine Drops "Booty" Ads, Looks To Clean Up Publication

January 20, 2009 11:00 AM

Hip-hop publication The Source recently announced the withdrawal of pornography-based advertising from their montly magazine.

Continue reading The Source Magazine Drops "Booty" Ads, Looks To Clean Up Publication.

Ne-Yo & Nelly Tagged For Mardi Gras Concert

January 20, 2009 10:00 AM

Grammy-winning artists Ne-Yo and Nelly have been selected to perform at the upcoming Mardi Gras-themed concerts at Universal Orlando in Florida.

Continue reading Ne-Yo & Nelly Tagged For Mardi Gras Concert.

Usher Inspired By Barack Obama's Words, Works W/ Kids For Volunteer Day

January 20, 2009 9:20 AM

R&B superstar Usher helped children at a local Washington, DC school in support of Barack Obama's calling of citizens to participate at Mondays' "Volunteer Day."

Continue reading Usher Inspired By Barack Obama's Words, Works W/ Kids For Volunteer Day.

Lyor Cohen Explains YouTube Dispute, Encourages People To "Experiment"

January 20, 2009 6:10 AM

Warner Music Group Chairman Lyor Cohen recently addressed the label's decision to withdrawal their artists' videos from YouTube.

Continue reading Lyor Cohen Explains YouTube Dispute, Encourages People To "Experiment".

Charlie Baltimore Says "Notorious" Downplays Car Crash, "He Was Told He Would Never Walk Again"

January 19, 2009 3:59 PM

Charlie Baltimore, B.I.G.'s girlfriend at the time of his death, recently explained the significance of the car accident that stalled Life After Death and questioned the Notorious film's treatment of the event.

Continue reading Charlie Baltimore Says "Notorious" Downplays Car Crash, "He Was Told He Would Never Walk Again".

T.I.'s Girlfriend Reportedly Pregnant W/ Rapper's 7th Child

January 19, 2009 3:34 PM

Rap star T.I.'s girlfriend, Tiny, is reportedly pregnant with the Grammy-winning rapper's seventh child.

Continue reading T.I.'s Girlfriend Reportedly Pregnant W/ Rapper's 7th Child.

Kanye West's Blog Receives Critical Acclaim, Called "Curator For What Is Cool"

January 19, 2009 3:00 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's popular blog was recently praised at the digital music conference MidemNet in Cannes.

Continue reading Kanye West's Blog Receives Critical Acclaim, Called "Curator For What Is Cool".

Jamie Foxx & Will Smith Speak On Playing Barack Obama For Big Screen

January 19, 2009 2:30 PM

Box office stars Will Smith and Jamie Foxx have spoken on the opportunity to portray President-Elect Barack Obama on the big screen.

Continue reading Jamie Foxx & Will Smith Speak On Playing Barack Obama For Big Screen.

Will Smith's "Seven Pounds" Debuts At No. 1 Overseas, Over $19 Million

January 19, 2009 1:34 PM

Will Smith's latest film Seven Pounds opened at No. 1 over the weekend with overseas box office sales rounding out at $19.8.

Continue reading Will Smith's "Seven Pounds" Debuts At No. 1 Overseas, Over $19 Million.

50 Cent's Vitaminwater Sued, Group Claims Ads "Mislead Consumers"

January 19, 2009 12:21 PM

Beverage company Vitaminwater, which sells 50 Cent's Formula 50, is being sued for allegedly misleading customers about its nutritional information.

Continue reading 50 Cent's Vitaminwater Sued, Group Claims Ads "Mislead Consumers".

Joe Budden Continues Rap War W/ Saigon, Calls "Checkmate" On New Record

January 19, 2009 11:10 AM

Continuing their war of words, Joe Budden has released "Pain in his Life" and says Saigon has no moves left in the rap battle

Continue reading Joe Budden Continues Rap War W/ Saigon, Calls "Checkmate" On New Record.

50 Cent Hits Sundance Film Festival, Celebrates Jim Carrey's B-Day

January 19, 2009 11:00 AM

50 Cent helped kick-off a star-studded party over the weekend at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah.

Continue reading 50 Cent Hits Sundance Film Festival, Celebrates Jim Carrey's B-Day.

Kanye West Billed To Perform At "Youth Inaugural Ball"

January 19, 2009 9:38 AM

Kanye West has been chosen to perform at this week's Youth Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC.

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Fans Line Up For "Notorious," Biggie Film Grosses Over $20 Million

January 19, 2009 9:11 AM

The long-awaited biopic Notorious debuted at No. 4 over the weekend with more than $20 million in box office sales.

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Four People Stabbed At "Notorious" Party In NYC

January 18, 2009 4:00 AM

Four men were stabbed at a New York City nightclub release party for the new film, Notorious, this weekend.

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Saigon Releases "Underachiever," Goes At Joe Budden W/Diss Record

January 17, 2009 9:10 PM

New York rapper Saigon has kept his word on preparing a diss record aimed at Joe Budden with the release of "Underachiever."

Continue reading Saigon Releases "Underachiever," Goes At Joe Budden W/Diss Record.

SOHH Exclusive: Artist Behind "City of God's Son" Reveals Project Secrets

January 17, 2009 6:40 AM

Gaining steam with a unique "audio film," which includes clips from bold names like Biggie Smalls, Jay-Z, Nas and Samuel L. Jackson, SOHH spoke with producer Kenzo Digital to find out how he crafted City of God's Son.

Continue reading SOHH Exclusive: Artist Behind "City of God's Son" Reveals Project Secrets.

Special To SOHH: Mister Cee Actor Gives His Spin On Biggie Biopic

January 17, 2009 6:30 AM

In this interview, Notorious actor Edwin Freeman talks about playing Mister Cee, the DJ who discovered the Notorious B.I.G.

Continue reading Special To SOHH: Mister Cee Actor Gives His Spin On Biggie Biopic .

Jennifer Hudson To Kick-Off Super Bowl

January 17, 2009 6:30 AM

Grammy-winning singer Jennifer Hudson has been chosen to perform at next month's Super Bowl.

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SOHH Exclusive: Max B Lawyer Breaks Silence, "He Will Be Completely Vindicated"

January 16, 2009 6:34 PM

With Max B's ex-girlfriend implicating him in a 2006 murder, SOHH spoke with his lawyer Gerald Saluti for clarification on the rapper's legal troubles.

Continue reading SOHH Exclusive: Max B Lawyer Breaks Silence, "He Will Be Completely Vindicated".

Circuit City Going Out-Of-Business, Electronic Retailer To Sell Remaining Merchandise

January 16, 2009 3:00 PM

Mega retailer Cicuit City has requested court approval to shut down its remaining 567 stores in the United States.

Continue reading Circuit City Going Out-Of-Business, Electronic Retailer To Sell Remaining Merchandise.

Max B Linked To 2006 Robbery & Murder, Girlfriend Takes Plea

January 16, 2009 12:56 PM

Former Byrd Gang rapper Max B, has been further implicated in a murder that took place durring a botched robbery in New Jersey two years ago.

Continue reading Max B Linked To 2006 Robbery & Murder, Girlfriend Takes Plea.

Diddy Unveils Biggie Blog Confessions, "He Wasn't Supposed To Be In L.A."

January 16, 2009 11:52 AM

Hip-Hop mogul Diddy has unveiled Biggie Smalls-based confession segments for the days leading up to today's Notorious release.

Continue reading Diddy Unveils Biggie Blog Confessions, "He Wasn't Supposed To Be In L.A.".

Saigon Says Joe Budden Is "Finished," Steps Up To Rap Battle

January 16, 2009 11:50 AM

New York rapper Saigon has responded to Joe Budden's diss record "Letter to Saigon" and announces that the battle is on.

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Columbia Records Urban Music Prez Let Go, Jim Jones & Clipse Projects In The Balance

January 16, 2009 11:00 AM

Major staff cuts at Sony Music Entertainment began yesterday including Urban Music President Kyambo "Hip-Hop" Joshua, the former A&R for Roc-A-Fella Records.

Continue reading Columbia Records Urban Music Prez Let Go, Jim Jones & Clipse Projects In The Balance.

Derek Luke Says Notorious Film Shed New Light on East Coast-West Coast Beef.

January 16, 2009 10:00 AM

After playing Sean "Diddy" Combs in the film Notorious, Derek Luke gained a new perspective on the East Coast-West Coast rivalry of the '90s.

Continue reading Derek Luke Says Notorious Film Shed New Light on East Coast-West Coast Beef..

Wyclef Jean & Pharrell Go Pop, Hit Studio W/ Shakira

January 16, 2009 9:36 AM

Mega producers Wyclef Jean and Pharrell Williams have reportedly hit the studio for pop star Shakira's forthcoming album.

Continue reading Wyclef Jean & Pharrell Go Pop, Hit Studio W/ Shakira.

Death Row Records Sold For $18 Million

January 16, 2009 9:07 AM

Death Row Records has been purchased by Canadian company WIDEawake Entertainment Group for $18 million in California.

Continue reading Death Row Records Sold For $18 Million.

Lil' Wayne Hates Dumb People, DMX Is Pretty In Pink And Yung Berg Thinks Rappers Are Above The Law

January 16, 2009 12:00 AM

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, Lil' Wayne laying down the "Martian" law, Diddy opening up about Notorious B.I.G's death, DMX realizing his true calling in prison, Rick Ross loading up to fire back at critics, and Yung Berg proving he's an "artist" with no clout.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne Hates Dumb People, DMX Is Pretty In Pink And Yung Berg Thinks Rappers Are Above The Law.

Joe Budden To Saigon, "Ain't Diss You Then But Now I Will"

January 15, 2009 5:15 PM

After a brief back and forth in interviews, Joe Budden has now released "A Letter to Saigon" taking aim at the New York emcee's rap career.

Continue reading Joe Budden To Saigon, "Ain't Diss You Then But Now I Will".

Rick Ross Cuts Ties W/ Slip-N-Slide Records, Releasing Next Album As Label Boss

January 15, 2009 2:40 PM

Miami rapper Rick Ross has reportedly moved on from record label Slip-N-Slide to pursue releasing music from his Maybach Music Group.

Continue reading Rick Ross Cuts Ties W/ Slip-N-Slide Records, Releasing Next Album As Label Boss.

Run-DMC To Be Inducted Into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Billed To Perform

January 15, 2009 1:40 PM

Pioneering rap group Run-DMC have been selected to be inducted into the Rock Hall of Fame in Ohio this spring.

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Gravy Inspired By "Notorious," Puts Rap On Hold

January 15, 2009 1:25 PM

Jamal "Gravy" Woolard has announced plans to take a break from hip-hop to pursue his career in acting.

Continue reading Gravy Inspired By "Notorious," Puts Rap On Hold.

Usher, Common, Robin Thicke & More Unite For Inaugural CD/DVD Compilation

January 15, 2009 12:10 PM

Grammy winning artists Usher, Common, Robin Thicke and more are featured on the new Change Is Now: Renewing America's Promise compilation CD/DVD.

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Wyclef Jean's Green Inaugural Ball Sells Out In Minutes

January 15, 2009 10:55 AM

Tickets for next week's Green Inaugural Ball in Washington, DC, which features headliner Wyclef Jean, have reportedly sold-out in a matter of 12 minutes.

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Barack Obama Writes Letter To Daughters, "I Know It Hasn't Always Been Easy For You"

January 15, 2009 6:30 AM

President-elect Barack Obama has written a letter to his daughters, Malia Ann and Natasha, publicly thanking them for their support prior to next week's inauguration.

Continue reading Barack Obama Writes Letter To Daughters, "I Know It Hasn't Always Been Easy For You".

Beyonce, Usher, Mary J. Blige Billed To Perform At Inaugural Concert

January 15, 2009 6:20 AM


Beyonce Usher, Mary J. Blige and more have been selected to perform at "We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration" next week in Washington, D.C.

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JabbaWockeez Stepper To Judge New Season of America's Best Dance Crew

January 15, 2009 6:00 AM

When the third season of Randy Jackson Presents: America's Next Dance Crew premieres on MTV tonight, Kid Rainen of the Jabbawockeez will be on hand as guest judge.

Continue reading JabbaWockeez Stepper To Judge New Season of America's Best Dance Crew.

Lil' Wayne Concert Security On Edge, Anti-Gang Squads Called In

January 14, 2009 4:50 PM

The Canadian security for Lil' Wayne's "I Am Music" concert tonight (January 14) says they will be on the look out for various gangs.

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Rappers Talk "Sex, Cameras & Hip-Hop" In New Online Video Series

January 14, 2009 4:25 PM

Starting Friday, January 16th, SOHH.com will begin running a weekly web series entitled, Sex, Cameras and Hip-Hop.

Continue reading Rappers Talk "Sex, Cameras & Hip-Hop" In New Online Video Series.

Death Row Auction Items Revealed, Snoop Dogg's Source Award & Electric Chair Up For Grabs

January 14, 2009 2:00 PM

A complete listing of the Death Row Records items being auctioned this month has been released and the public is free to place bids.

Continue reading Death Row Auction Items Revealed, Snoop Dogg's Source Award & Electric Chair Up For Grabs.

Rihanna Keeps Chris Brown's Love Locked Down & Kanye Wants to Pose Nude Like Aubrey O'Day

January 14, 2009 12:22 PM


Hot off the press this week Rihanna handcuffs her man Chris Brown, Kanye wants to get naked, Jermaine Dupri 'fires' back at Def Jam and ex-Danity Kane member Aubrey celebrates being liberated.

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DMX Announces Plans From Jail, "I'm Gonna Start A TV Show While I'm Here"

January 14, 2009 11:30 AM

Incarcerated rap star DMX recently revealed his post-prison plans, which he says is in line with his spiritual leanings.

Continue reading DMX Announces Plans From Jail, "I'm Gonna Start A TV Show While I'm Here".

Iconic Times Square Virgin Megastore To Close In Spring

January 14, 2009 11:15 AM

As music sales continue to decline, the industry faces yet another blow. The Times Square Virgin Megastore, renowned as the highest volume music retailer in the United States, will close this spring.

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Kanye's "Heart" Breaks At No. 3, Beyonce "Fierce" Within Top 5 & Young Jeezy Sneaks Back To Top 50

January 14, 2009 11:00 AM

In this weeks' Sales Wrap, Kanye West continues his run at No. 3, Beyonce slides to No. 4 and Young Jeezy finds his way back into Top 50.

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Rich Boy Forced To Shell $337K For Past Lawsuit

January 14, 2009 9:15 AM

Southern rapper Maurice "Rich Boy" Richards is being forced to pay a $337,500 settlement over a July 2005 shooting.

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Bizzy Bone Robbery Suspect Slapped W/ Felony Charges, Faces 28 Year Prison Sentence

January 14, 2009 6:00 AM

The man responsible for robbing Byron "Bizzy Bone" McCane has been charged with one felony count each of robbery and first-degree burgulary.

Continue reading Bizzy Bone Robbery Suspect Slapped W/ Felony Charges, Faces 28 Year Prison Sentence.

Snoop Dogg Laces Up For Celebrity B-Ball Game

January 14, 2009 5:45 AM

Snoop Dogg Warren G, Brian McKnight and others have joined forces to participate in an annual charity celebrity basketball game in California this weekend.

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Ms. Wallace Talks "Notorious" Movie Motivation

January 14, 2009 4:05 AM

Biggie's mother, Voletta Wallce, reveals her motivation for making a movie about her son's life.

Continue reading Ms. Wallace Talks "Notorious" Movie Motivation.

Koch Expands Empire W/ Five New Labels, Bun B On Deck

January 13, 2009 3:25 PM

Koch Entertainment has announced the signing of five urban record labels, which includes records from Bun B, MJG and others.

Continue reading Koch Expands Empire W/ Five New Labels, Bun B On Deck.

"Wendy Williams Show" Set For National Summer Launch

January 13, 2009 3:00 PM

Gossip radio personality Wendy Williams is set for a TV run as her show has been approved to air this summer.

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Jim Jones To Cam'ron, "Money Can Be Worth More Than Friendship"

January 13, 2009 12:28 PM


Byrd Gang leader Jim Jones recently shed more light on his relationship with Cam'ron explaining that their business interests can bring them together.

Continue reading Jim Jones To Cam'ron, "Money Can Be Worth More Than Friendship".

Ludacris & Common Bring Heat To Los Angeles Concert

January 13, 2009 12:00 PM

Grammy-winning rappers Ludacris and Common have teamed to perform at next month's Hip-Hop 101 festival in California.

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BET Says "Yes We Can," Preps Major Inauguration Coverage

January 13, 2009 12:00 PM

BET Networks has released a programming schedule for next week's presidential inauguration that includes events, live coverage and news specials.

Continue reading BET Says "Yes We Can," Preps Major Inauguration Coverage.

Jermaine Dupri Speaks On Exit From Island Def Jam, "I Never Got A Chance To Put Records Out"

January 13, 2009 11:00 AM

Jermaine Dupri has come forward to address the recent removal from Island Def Jam and why his departure from the label won't be the end for him.

Continue reading Jermaine Dupri Speaks On Exit From Island Def Jam, "I Never Got A Chance To Put Records Out".

Mos Def Reveals New Album Details, Bringing Back "Def Poetry"

January 13, 2009 10:30 AM

After almost three years since his last release, New York rapper Mos Def recently talked album details for his forthcoming album The Ecstatic.

Continue reading Mos Def Reveals New Album Details, Bringing Back "Def Poetry".

Kanye West and 50 Cent

January 13, 2009 12:00 AM

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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Kid Cudi Lives "American" Dream, To Star In New HBO Series

January 12, 2009 4:40 PM

G.O.O.D. Music rapper, Kid Cudi is set to star in a new HBO series titled How To Make It In America.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Lives "American" Dream, To Star In New HBO Series.

Police Arrest Man Behind Bizzy Bone Robbing

January 12, 2009 4:00 PM

A man responsible for robbing Byron "Bizzy Bone" McCane has been arrested by Los Angeles police.

Continue reading Police Arrest Man Behind Bizzy Bone Robbing.

Russell Simmons Honored W/ GEM Award For Diamond Company

January 12, 2009 2:30 PM

Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons was awarded the "Award for Style" at last week's GEM ceremony in New York City.

Continue reading Russell Simmons Honored W/ GEM Award For Diamond Company.

Wyclef Jean Goes Green, Tagged To Headline Inaugural Ball In DC

January 12, 2009 2:00 PM

Multi-platinum selling rapper Wyclef Jean has been chosen to perform at the upcoming Green Inaugural Ball event in Washington, DC.

Continue reading Wyclef Jean Goes Green, Tagged To Headline Inaugural Ball In DC.

Naturi Naughton On Playing Lil' Kim In "Notorious" Biopic, "The Stress Was Heavy For Me"

January 12, 2009 1:33 PM

Naturi Naughton, an original member of the R&B trio, 3LW, told SOHH that playing Lil' Kim in the upcoming film, Notorious was very stressful for her.

Continue reading Naturi Naughton On Playing Lil' Kim In "Notorious" Biopic, "The Stress Was Heavy For Me".

Ludacris & Young Buck Share Last Laugh On New BET Prank Series

January 12, 2009 12:45 PM

Ludacris, E-40, Young Buck, Melyssa Ford and more will be featured in the upcoming BET prank series "Played by Fame" set to debut later this month.

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50 Cent Addresses Lil' Wayne, "I Really Don't Look At Him As Competition"

January 12, 2009 11:43 AM

Mega rap star 50 Cent recently addressed rumors about his undercover beef with Lil' Wayne.

Continue reading 50 Cent Addresses Lil' Wayne, "I Really Don't Look At Him As Competition".

Lil' Wayne Scores Hometown Basketball Court, "It's For The Kids"

January 12, 2009 6:20 AM

Rap star Lil' Wayne returned to New Orleans over the weekend to celebrate the re-opening of a renowned basketball court.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne Scores Hometown Basketball Court, "It's For The Kids".

Amy Winehouse Done W/ "Rehab," Preps New Material

January 12, 2009 6:10 AM

Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse recently revealed she is now completely drug-free.

Continue reading Amy Winehouse Done W/ "Rehab," Preps New Material.

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Paul Wall Says Grillz Biz Thrives In Recession

January 11, 2009 2:36 AM


Despite the current economic downturn, Houston rapper Paul Wall says the grills are still selling and are as hot as ever.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Paul Wall Says Grillz Biz Thrives In Recession.

T.I. Logs 864 Hours Of Community Service, New MTV Reality Show Is "In Addition To That"

January 10, 2009 1:15 PM

Rap star T.I.'s upcoming reality series "Road to Redemption: 45 Days to Go" will not go towards his required community service.

Continue reading T.I. Logs 864 Hours Of Community Service, New MTV Reality Show Is "In Addition To That".

Flo Rida's Sophomore Disc On The Way, Release Date Confirmed

January 10, 2009 1:00 PM


Flo Rida's upcoming album R.O.O.T.S. (Routes of Overcoming the Struggle) will be released this spring.

Continue reading Flo Rida's Sophomore Disc On The Way, Release Date Confirmed.

Pulse Report: Kanye West Doesn't Feel The Vibe, Lupe Fiasco And Saigon Tell Rap's Future, Scarface Goes Uncut

January 9, 2009 5:46 PM

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, Kanye West giving us a "gift" we really need, 50 Cent transforming into a "Heartless Monster," Lupe Fiasco and Saigon disagreeing over hip-hop's future, Lil' Wayne sporting a new look for ESPN, and Scarface taking his "f*ck rap" stance a step further.

Continue reading Pulse Report: Kanye West Doesn't Feel The Vibe, Lupe Fiasco And Saigon Tell Rap's Future, Scarface Goes Uncut.

Lil Wayne Preps Rock Album

January 9, 2009 3:00 PM

New Orleans rapper Lil' Wayne is working on a rock album to follow up his multi-platinum selling album, Tha Carter III.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Preps Rock Album.

Jim Jones Returns To Koch, Appointed VP of A&R

January 9, 2009 2:10 PM

Byrd Gang leader Jim Jones has been given the title Vice President of Urban A&R at indepenent distribution label Koch Records.

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50 Cent Reportedly Aiming To Purchase Death Row Records Catalog

January 9, 2009 12:35 PM

Continue reading 50 Cent Reportedly Aiming To Purchase Death Row Records Catalog.

New TV Series Shines Light On Video Vixens

January 9, 2009 12:30 PM

Hip-Hop video vixens will now be given the spotlight in the new E! reality series "Candy Girls" coming this spring.

Continue reading New TV Series Shines Light On Video Vixens.

Jermaine Dupri's Departure From Island Def Jam Confirmed

January 9, 2009 11:50 AM

Rumors of hip-hop mogul Jermaine Dupri being removed from Island Def Jam as president have now been confirmed.

Continue reading Jermaine Dupri's Departure From Island Def Jam Confirmed.

Jay-Z's Pre-Inauguration Tix In Short Supply, Majority Sold Within 5 Mins

January 9, 2009 11:40 AM

Tickets for Jay-Z's upcoming "Concert on the Eve of Change" went on sale today (January 9) and have sold at a rapid pace.

Continue reading Jay-Z's Pre-Inauguration Tix In Short Supply, Majority Sold Within 5 Mins.

Faith Evans Responds To Lil' Kim's "Notorious" Issues, "I Didn't Write The Script"

January 9, 2009 10:13 AM

Lil' Kim's  criticism of B.I.G.'s wife, Faith Evans, mother Voletta Wallace, and the upcoming Notorious film, has prompted Evans to address the accusations.

Continue reading Faith Evans Responds To Lil' Kim's "Notorious" Issues, "I Didn't Write The Script".

Angela Bassett Reveals How She Became Biggie's Mom In "Notorious"

January 9, 2009 6:40 AM

A week away from its' highly-anticipated release, Angela Bassett recently spoke on getting into the character of Voletta Wallace in Notorious.

Continue reading Angela Bassett Reveals How She Became Biggie's Mom In "Notorious".

B.I.G. Remembered With Tribute & Never-Before-Seen Performance Footage

January 9, 2009 12:00 AM

In honor of The Notorious B.I.G. on the 10th anniversary of his passing, New York City radio stations Hot 97 and Power 105 will be playing the rapper\'s music throughout the day, while SOHH.com hosts "One BIG Day," featuring an exclusive album listening and never-before-seen performance footage.

Power 105.1 FM is scheduled to play a Biggie Mix tribute tomorrow (March 9) on "The Morning Show with Ed Lover, Egypt and Ashy." The station also plans to play at least one Biggie song per hour, all day.

From 8 p.m. to midnight, Hot 97\'s DJ Mister Cee, who also discovered the Brooklyn MC and brought him to Bad Boy Records, will also offer his annual tribute to the late great rapper (born Christopher Wallace).

"It will be a celebration of his music," Mister Cee told the New York Post. "One thing about Biggie\'s songs that not everyone remembers is that even though he could be hardcore, he always did party records too, feel-good records. I\'ll be playing those on the show."

While much of the Hot 97 show will be dedicated to Biggie\'s music, friends of the late rapper will also join in to remember him.

"Most of the listeners know my history with Biggie, so I don\'t have to say too much about that. But I\'ll have people like Diddy calling in to talk about him," Mister Cee said.

Wallace was only 24-years-old on March 9, 1997, when he was shot to death leaving a party held at Los Angeles\' Petersen Automotive Museum. In 2002 his widow, Faith Evans and mother Voletta Wallace, filed a wrongful death suit against the LAPD and the City of Los Angeles. That lawsuit is still ongoing.

SOHH is honoring B.I.G. this week with "One Big Day" featuring daily coverage across the site. Site visitors get a preview of the Greatest Hits album - which hit stores on Tuesday (March 6) [Listen Here] - along with a never-before-seen live performance of "Juicy" [Watch Here], blog commentary, a candid interview with his children and a comical fan karoake video (airing March 9).

Live Nation Deads Relationship W/ Ticketmaster, Suffers Slow Start In Ticket Sales

January 8, 2009 10:00 PM

Mega promotion company Live Nation has officially launched their own in-house ticketing company.

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Will Smith Helps Parody Site Close Multi-Million Dollar Deal

January 8, 2009 9:05 PM

Mega actor Will Smith's company Overbrook Entertainment and Sony Pictures Entertainment have helped popular parody site JibJab close a $7.5 million deal to stay in business.

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Death Row Records Co-Founder Says "Greed" Is Stronger Than Suge Knight Fear

January 8, 2009 5:39 PM

Death Row Records co-founder Lydia Harris, who is auctioning off unreleased Tupac records,  said fear of Suge Knight will not hurt interest in the tracks.


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Update: Suspect Charged W/ Murder For Seattle Hip-Hop Concert Shooting

January 8, 2009 5:00 PM

An 18 year-old man suspected in the fatal killing of Seattle rapper 29-E has been charged with first degree murder and assault.

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Entertainers Show B.I.G. Love At Notorious Premiere

January 8, 2009 3:10 PM

Biggie's mother, Voletta Wallace, was among the many known faces, including Jay-Z, Beyonce, Ciara, who appeared in style last night for the New York City premiere of Notorious.

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Jada Pinkett Smith Makes Move To TV, New Series On The Way

January 8, 2009 12:35 PM

Jada Pinkett Smith, wife to actor Will Smith, will star in the upcoming television series "Time Heals."


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Unreleased Biggie Demos Hit The Net, Intended For Biopic Soundtrack

January 8, 2009 11:29 AM

As the release date for Notorious, a biopic about the Notorious B.I.G., nears, some unreleased songs from the late rapper's demo tapes have started circulating on the internet.

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Jennifer Hudson & Beyonce Nominated For Image Award, Singers Honored For Movie Roles

January 8, 2009 10:05 AM

Beyonce, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson and more will compete for the upcoming 40th National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards.

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Beyonce Stays Fierce, Kanye Hearts Platinum & Keyshia Cole Finds Gold

January 8, 2009 9:45 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce comes in second place, Kanye West hits third base, and Keyshia Cole reaches gold after three weeks.


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Timbaland Shoots Down "Shock Value 2" Rumors, Executive Producing Chick Flick

January 7, 2009 5:01 PM

Mega producer Timbaland has spoken up on recent rumors that detailed specific information regarding his upcoming album Shock Value 2.

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Snoop Dogg Speaks On California Wildfires, Alleges Conspiracy

January 7, 2009 2:30 PM

Rap veteran Snoop Dogg recently discussed last year's wide-spreading California wildfires which forced his family to evacuate their home.

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50 Cent's "Blood In The Sand" Release Date Confirmed, Album & JMJ Doc On The Way

January 7, 2009 1:25 PM

Mega rap star 50 Cent will be kicking off 2009 with a release date for his upcoming video game Blood on the Sand while building anticipation for Before I Self Destruct.

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Chris Brown Gets Groupie Love, Rihanna Goes Conservative & Solange Has Bey's Back

January 7, 2009 1:13 PM

Hot off the press this week, Chris Brown gets surprised by randy women, Rihanna puts some clothes on, Solange says Beyonce ain't never scurred of Janet Jackson and Dru Hill goes the reality route.

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Surgeon Who Operated On Kanye West's Mother Receives Jail Sentence

January 7, 2009 10:51 AM


Dr. Jan Adams, the plastic surgeon responsible for operating on Kanye West's mother in November 2007, has been sentenced to a year behind bars for drinking and driving.

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Jay-Z Celebrates Change With Inauguration Concert

January 7, 2009 9:49 AM


Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z has announced plans to help celebrate President-elect Barack Obama's induction into the White House with a pre-inauguration concert later this month in Washington, DC.

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T.I. Goes To Court For $8k Payout, Says Nonpayment Was "Oversight"

January 6, 2009 6:10 PM


Mega rap star T.I. appeared in an Atlanta courtroom today (January 6) to address an $8,000 past due attorney's bill for his current custody case.

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Despite Solo Deal W/ T-Pain, Travis McCoy Says "Gym Class Heroes Always Will Be The Priority"

January 6, 2009 4:30 PM

Travis McCoy recently inked a solo deal with T-Pain's Nappy Boy Entertainment but the Gym Class Heroes front man insists that this new side project will not break up the band.


Continue reading Despite Solo Deal W/ T-Pain, Travis McCoy Says "Gym Class Heroes Always Will Be The Priority".

Warner Bros. Remixes Relationship W/ Talib Kweli

January 6, 2009 4:15 PM

After recent reports of rapper Talib Kweli and record label Warner Bros. falling out with one another, the label has now spoken on the new business relationship between the two.

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Soulja Boy's New Animated Series Debuts Today

January 6, 2009 1:44 PM


Teen rap star Soulja Boy Tell 'Em's long-awaited online series, "Soulja Boy Tell 'Em: The Animated Series" officially debuted today.

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Amy Winehouse Refuses To Fight Drug Charge, Withdrawals Appeal

January 6, 2009 11:30 AM


After recently announcing that she was going to a Norwegian court to appeal drug possession charges from last year, Amy Winehouse has decided to let the charges stand.

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Biggie's Iconic Fashion Sense Lives On W/ Brooklyn Mint

January 6, 2009 6:20 AM


Over a decade since the passing of rapper Christopher "Biggie Smalls" Wallace and his sense of fashion continues to thrive and influence hip-hop fans.

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Black Rob Stands By Bad Boy Amid Uncertainty, "I Haven't Heard From Anyone Telling Me The Deal"

January 5, 2009 11:41 PM

Longtime Bad Boy artist Black Rob recently spoke about his standing with Diddy's renowned label, from behind bars.

Continue reading Black Rob Stands By Bad Boy Amid Uncertainty, "I Haven't Heard From Anyone Telling Me The Deal".

Jim Jones Charged with Assault For Scuffle w/ Jay-Z Associate

January 5, 2009 6:00 PM


On Monday January 5, 2009 Dipset Capo Jim Jones appeared at the 18th Precinct in New York City to speak to the police about an alleged physical altercation that took place on Christmas Eve. Jones has since been slapped with a misdemeanor assault charge and a court appearance has been scheduled for February 4th.

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Jennifer Hudson In Talks w/ Obama To Sing At Presidental Inauguration

January 5, 2009 3:55 PM


Academy Award-winning singer Jennifer Hudson is reportedly being considered by President-elect Barack Obama's political team to perform at his upcoming inauguration in Washington, DC this month.

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UPDATE: Suspects Detained In Fatal Shooting At Seattle Hip-Hop Concert

January 5, 2009 3:00 PM


Two men have been arrested and questioned in connection to the murder of up-and-coming rapper 29-E at a hip-hop concert in Washington over the weekend.

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Gravy Describes the "Biggie Bootcamp" He Created to Become The Notorious B.I.G.

January 5, 2009 1:26 PM


In order to play the Notorious B.I.G. in the Fox Searchlight film based on his life, Brooklyn-bred actor Jamal Woolard (AKA Gravy), put himself through a "Biggie Bootcamp" to make sure he had Big's style down to a science.

Continue reading Gravy Describes the "Biggie Bootcamp" He Created to Become The Notorious B.I.G..

Unreleased Tupac Tracks Set For Auction, Buyers Beware Of Suge Knight

January 5, 2009 12:50 PM


Never-before-heard recordings by the late Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg and other Death Row artists are set to be auctioned next week.

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Common Promises New Music, Films For 2009

January 5, 2009 12:07 PM


Rap star Common recently took to his personal blog to ring in the new year and promise upcoming projects for 2009.

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Kanye West Offers Sneak Peek Of Upcoming Louis Vuitton Kicks, Promises Fashion Focus In 2009

January 5, 2009 11:48 AM


Recently caught on video while shopping during the holidays, rap star Kanye West confirmed rumors about an upcoming pair of signature Louis Vuitton sneakers dropping this summer.

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Lil' Wayne, Rihanna, T-Pain Make Digital History

January 5, 2009 10:15 AM


As physical album sales declined yet again in 2008, Lil' Wayne, T-Pain, Rihanna and Leona Lewis are among the bright spots by helping to fuel a 27 percent upsurge in digital sales.

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DMX's Foreclosed Home Robbed, "This Was Probably His Pride & Joy"

January 5, 2009 9:20 AM

Incarcerated rapper DMX's foreclosed Arizona home has been placed on the market for an estimated sale price of $429,000.

Continue reading DMX's Foreclosed Home Robbed, "This Was Probably His Pride & Joy".

Antonique Smith Talks About Capturing Faith Evans' Style

January 5, 2009 8:00 AM


Antonique Smith plays Faith Evans, R&B singer and wife of the Notorious B.I.G. in the upcoming biopic about his life. Here she talks about how capturing Faith's style helped her to land the role.

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Jim Jones & Rev Run

January 5, 2009 12:00 AM

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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Seattle Rapper Murdered in Concert Shooting

January 4, 2009 12:36 PM

Local up-and-coming rapper 29-E was fatally shot this morning (January 4) and two additional artists have suffered gun wounds after a concert shooting in Washington.

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Freeway Helps Kick-Off "Rebirth of Hip-Hop" Concert Series In New York

January 3, 2009 10:00 AM


Philadelphia rapper Freeway has been tagged to help kick-off "The Rebirth of Hip-Hop" concert series to bring awareness to humanitarian issues.

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Dr. Dre's Son Died From Drug Overdose, Coroner Report Confirms

January 2, 2009 4:12 PM


A California coroner has confirmed Dr. Dre's son, Andre Young, Jr. passed away last summer over a drug overdose.

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Lil' Wayne Explains His "G", Becomes Voice Of Gatorade Launch

January 2, 2009 3:37 PM


Mega rap star Lil' Wayne has been chosen as one of the voice-overs for the newly designed Gatorade beverage.

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Amy Winehouse To Protest Fine For Marijuana Possession

January 2, 2009 1:50 PM


Grammy winning singer Amy Winehouse will appear in a Norwegian court this month to appeal drug possession charges from just over a year ago.

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DJ AM Clarifies Jet Crash Lawsuit, "I Would Never Sue The Deceased Pilots' Estates"

January 2, 2009 9:23 AM

A week after filing a lawsuit against the individuals allegedly responsible for a deadly plane crash last September, DJ AM (born Adam Goldstein) has clarified his intentions for the case.

Continue reading DJ AM Clarifies Jet Crash Lawsuit, "I Would Never Sue The Deceased Pilots' Estates".

Common Named Presenter At Critics' Choice Awards, Rapper's Film Nominated

January 2, 2009 7:09 AM


Common will help ignite the upcoming 14th Annual "Critics' Choice Awards" as one of the ceremony's star-studded presenters while the film he acted in, "Wanted," is up for an award.

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Soulja Boy Accuses Nas Of Muder, 50 Cent Offers Recession Sale, Lil' Wayne Takes A Tumble

January 2, 2009 12:00 AM

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, Soulja Boy blaming Nas for killing hip-hop, Lil' Wayne falling from grace, 50 Cent feeling the effects of the struggling economy, Diddy pitching a new storyline for James Bond, and Skillz dropping his annual year end rap.

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Insane Clown Posse Member Sued, $50,000 Lawsuit

January 1, 2009 11:54 PM

Insane Clown Posse's Joseph "Violent J" Bruce has been sued for $50,000 by a fan who reportedly suffered physical injuries from a 2007 concert in North Dakota.

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T.I. & Usher Among Honorees For Trumpet Award

January 1, 2009 3:05 PM


With an eye on excellence and perseverance, T.I., Ludacris, Usher, and more have been nominated for the 17th Annual Trumpet Awards in Georgia.

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Kanye West Has Platinum Heartbreak, Beyonce Becomes Ring Leader, Soulja Boy Falls Back

January 1, 2009 11:00 AM


In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce stays fierce at No. 2, Kanye West secures Top 5, Keyshia Cole is indifferent at No. 7 and Soulja Boy falls short.

Continue reading Kanye West Has Platinum Heartbreak, Beyonce Becomes Ring Leader, Soulja Boy Falls Back.

Jim Jones Hints At Root Of Cam'ron Split In Upcoming DVD

January 1, 2009 9:00 AM

Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Lil' Wayne will be featured in the new DVD documentary The Three Amigos where Jones apparently offers some insight into the split between he and former partner Cam'ron.

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Rihanna Addresses Iceberg Slim Movie Role, Singer Says She's No "Black Widow"

January 1, 2009 7:55 AM


R&B superstar Rihanna has denied recent rumors that claimed she has been tapped to star in the upcoming film adaption of late writer Iceberg Slim's classic, Mama Black Widow.

Continue reading Rihanna Addresses Iceberg Slim Movie Role, Singer Says She's No "Black Widow".

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