February 2009 Archives

Cam'ron Mends Broken Dipset Ties W/ Jim Jones, "Maybe We'll Put Something Together" [Video]

February 28, 2009 1:10 PM

Cam'ron has revealed his efforts to reach out to estranged Dipset members including his first conversation with Jim Jones since the duo fell out of touch.

Continue reading Cam'ron Mends Broken Dipset Ties W/ Jim Jones, "Maybe We'll Put Something Together" [Video].

Twista Joins EMI Family, Kanye West & Busta Rhymes On Deck For New Album

February 28, 2009 11:15 AM

Platinum-selling rapper Twista has signed a record deal with EMI and will release his next album Category F5 on the label.


Continue reading Twista Joins EMI Family, Kanye West & Busta Rhymes On Deck For New Album.

Rick Ross Introduces His Personalized Mini Me, "We Selling Millions" [Video]

February 27, 2009 9:24 PM

Rick Ross continuous his campaign against G-Unit in his second video blog where he introduces fans to a cake-made version of himself.

Continue reading Rick Ross Introduces His Personalized Mini Me, "We Selling Millions" [Video].

Kidz In The Hall Lace Up W/ Reebok, Re-Imagine Classic Hip-Hop Song

February 27, 2009 5:14 PM

Rap group Kidz In The Hall, Kid Sister and B.O.B. have been chosen to help promote a new series of Reebok Classic Remix sneakers with new remakes to hip-hop classics.

Continue reading Kidz In The Hall Lace Up W/ Reebok, Re-Imagine Classic Hip-Hop Song.

Jaz-O Refuses To Back Down From Jay-Z Feud, "I Had To Do What I Had To Do"

February 27, 2009 2:12 PM

Rapper Jaz-O has addressed his bad guy image due to his refusal to step away from a rap beef with his former protege Jay-Z.

Continue reading Jaz-O Refuses To Back Down From Jay-Z Feud, "I Had To Do What I Had To Do".

Young Buck Talks New Album & G-Unit Payout, "I Haven't Seen $10 Million"

February 27, 2009 1:30 PM

Former G-Unit rapper Young Buck has denied 50 Cent's claims that he made $10 million, and has revealed details surrounding his forthcoming album.

Continue reading Young Buck Talks New Album & G-Unit Payout, "I Haven't Seen $10 Million".

Kanye West & Jay-Z Video Vixens Picked For Reality TV Show

February 27, 2009 1:20 PM

The cast for E!'s upcoming reality TV series "Candy Girls" has been announced, which will feature four video vixens who have appeared in rap videos with Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Kanye West and more.

Continue reading Kanye West & Jay-Z Video Vixens Picked For Reality TV Show.

Judge Finalizes Russell Simmons' Child Support, $480K Payout

February 27, 2009 1:05 PM

Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons has come to terms with child support payments with former wife Kimora Lee agreeing to shell out $480,000 a year.

Continue reading Judge Finalizes Russell Simmons' Child Support, $480K Payout.

Freeway Creates His Own "Stimulus Package," Announces New Album [Video]

February 27, 2009 12:20 PM

Roc-A-Fella rapper Freeway has announced plans to release a new album The Stimulus Plan this summer proclaiming a return "to the real hip-hop."

Continue reading Freeway Creates His Own "Stimulus Package," Announces New Album [Video].

Kanye West's Chris Brown Support Cut From TV Special, "Can't We Give Chris A Break" [Video]

February 27, 2009 12:17 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's "VH1 Storytellers" special airing tomorrow evening (February 28) will feature the emcee revealing his thoughts on today's hottest topics going on in the media.

Continue reading Kanye West's Chris Brown Support Cut From TV Special, "Can't We Give Chris A Break" [Video].

Lil' Wayne's "Rebirth" Album Faces Sudden Death

February 27, 2009 10:40 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil' Wayne's highly anticipated rock album The Rebirth is reportedly on the verge of being shelved by Universal Records.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne's "Rebirth" Album Faces Sudden Death .

Pulse Report: 50 Cent Wants To Run Def Jam, Nore Is A Friend To The Gays & Kanye West, T.I. & Flo Rida Drop Chris Brown

February 27, 2009 3:42 AM


In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about 50 Cent planning a hostile takeover of Def Jam, N.O.R.E. co-signing Kanye West and the gays, Chris Brown being too toxic for rappers, T.I. and Flo Rida, Cam'ron unleashing a new aura, and Soulja Boy admitting he's not a true hip-hop head.

Continue reading Pulse Report: 50 Cent Wants To Run Def Jam, Nore Is A Friend To The Gays & Kanye West, T.I. & Flo Rida Drop Chris Brown.

50 Cent Releases "Pimpin' Curly: Meet Uncle Pinky," Guest Stars Clifton Powell [Video]

February 26, 2009 6:42 PM

50 Cent continues his pimp parody "Pimpin' Curly" series with the addition of actor Clifton Powell in the new episode "Meet Uncle Pinky."

Continue reading 50 Cent Releases "Pimpin' Curly: Meet Uncle Pinky," Guest Stars Clifton Powell [Video].

Bun B Speaks "UGK 4 Life" Project, "First Time I Had To Do So Much"

February 26, 2009 5:00 PM

Bun B recently discussed the preparation that went into crafting the final Underground Kingz (UGK) album, since losing his partner Pimp C.

Continue reading Bun B Speaks "UGK 4 Life" Project, "First Time I Had To Do So Much".

Fat Joe Calls On Heavyweights For New Album

February 26, 2009 4:48 PM

Fat Joe has announced plans to release his ninth solo project Jealous Ones Still Envy 2 this spring featuring guest appearances by a variety of rap stars including Lil' Wayne, T-Pain and Fabolous.

Continue reading Fat Joe Calls On Heavyweights For New Album.

Flo Rida Smacks Down Chris Brown Track, "It Could Have Been My Next Number 1"

February 26, 2009 4:00 PM

Flo Rida has decided to remove a collaboration track with Chris Brown from his upcoming R.O.O.T.S album due to the singer's publicized issues with Rihanna.

Continue reading Flo Rida Smacks Down Chris Brown Track, "It Could Have Been My Next Number 1".

Judge Cranks Up T.I.'s Child Support Payments

February 26, 2009 3:35 PM

A judge has decided to raise T.I.'s current child support payments to his ex-girlfriend and mother of his two children.

Continue reading Judge Cranks Up T.I.'s Child Support Payments.

Cash Money's Baby Tagged As "New Black Overclass," On TV Special Airing Tonight

February 26, 2009 12:02 PM

CNBC's new documentary "NEWBOs: The Rise of America's New Black Overclass" will profile several black multi-millionaires including Baby and Slim of Cash Money Records.

Continue reading Cash Money's Baby Tagged As "New Black Overclass," On TV Special Airing Tonight.

T-Pain Runs From Death, Whitney Houston Takes Up Rihanna's Cause, Keyshia Cole's Mom Hearts Keith Sweat

February 26, 2009 12:00 PM

Hot off the press this week T-Pain dodges death threats, Whitney doles out advice to Rihanna, Mama Frankie rides the Keyshia Cole train to fame, and that kid from Soul 4 Real likes to steal.

Continue reading T-Pain Runs From Death, Whitney Houston Takes Up Rihanna's Cause, Keyshia Cole's Mom Hearts Keith Sweat .

DMX Addresses Alleged Officer Assault, "I Am Speaking To You As Earl Simmons"

February 26, 2009 10:52 AM

Incarcerated rapper DMX has released a statement where he refutes reports of him assaulting a police officer earlier this week.

Continue reading DMX Addresses Alleged Officer Assault, "I Am Speaking To You As Earl Simmons".

Rick Rubin Helps Clipse's "Casket Drop," Album On Deck

February 26, 2009 10:40 AM

Def Jam co-founder Rick Rubin has reportedly stepped up to help produce tracks on the forthcoming Clipse album Till The Casket Drops.

Continue reading Rick Rubin Helps Clipse's "Casket Drop," Album On Deck.

Tony Yayo Responds To Rick Ross W/ New Song, "He The Next Ja Rule" [Audio]

February 26, 2009 10:01 AM

After hearing Rick Ross' $100,000 offer to join his team, Tony Yayo has responded with a new diss track called "Somebody Snitched" where he questions Ross' street credibility.


Continue reading Tony Yayo Responds To Rick Ross W/ New Song, "He The Next Ja Rule" [Audio].

50 Cent's Release Date Trumped By Shady Boss, "People Forget I'm Eminem's Artist" [Video]

February 25, 2009 5:26 PM

50 Cent's release date for the highly anticipated album Before I Self Destruct has been pushed back to make way for Eminem's solo project.

Continue reading 50 Cent's Release Date Trumped By Shady Boss, "People Forget I'm Eminem's Artist" [Video].

SOHH Exclusive: T.I. Defends "Crime Stoppers" PSA, "I Don't See That As Snitching"

February 25, 2009 3:30 PM

As T.I. counts down the days until he begins his prison term, he spoke with SOHH and addressed criticism about his participation in an ATL Crime Stoppers PSA, which some have equated with snitching.


Continue reading SOHH Exclusive: T.I. Defends "Crime Stoppers" PSA, "I Don't See That As Snitching".

Rick Ross To G-Unit, "Come Holla At Me, I'll Give You $100K"

February 25, 2009 1:10 PM

Rick Ross has wasted no time in continuing his war of words with G-Unit by releasing a new video blog sarcastically questioning Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo's loyalty to 50 Cent and announcing plans for his new anti-50 Cent site.

Continue reading Rick Ross To G-Unit, "Come Holla At Me, I'll Give You $100K".

DMX Reportedly Attacked Officer On Lockdown, Faces 8 Years Behind Bars

February 25, 2009 12:20 PM

Troubled rap star DMX has allegedly assaulted a corrections officer at Arizona's Tent City Jail which could cost him up to eight additional years behind bars.


Continue reading DMX Reportedly Attacked Officer On Lockdown, Faces 8 Years Behind Bars.

LL Cool J Set To Star In New TV Drama, Character Profile Revealed

February 25, 2009 11:45 AM

LL Cool J has been chosen to star in the upcoming "Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)" television series set to premiere this spring.

Continue reading LL Cool J Set To Star In New TV Drama, Character Profile Revealed.

Kanye, Beyonce & Jamie Foxx Bounce Back, Akon's "Freedom" Strikes Gold

February 25, 2009 11:42 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce finds her way back into the Top 5, Kanye West and Jamie Foxx make it back into the Top 10, while Akon's "Freedom" hits gold mark.


Continue reading Kanye, Beyonce & Jamie Foxx Bounce Back, Akon's "Freedom" Strikes Gold.

50 Cent Vows To Stop Chris Brown & Rihanna Jokes, "No More Reference To That From Me In Any Way"

February 25, 2009 10:30 AM

50 Cent has promised to stop creating parodies based on Chris Brown and Rihanna's publicized domestic dispute saying, at this point, "it's not funny anymore."


Continue reading 50 Cent Vows To Stop Chris Brown & Rihanna Jokes, "No More Reference To That From Me In Any Way".

Snoop Dogg Ready For New TV Project, "A Little Drama & Comedy"

February 25, 2009 10:25 AM

With shaky first-week ratings following his "Dogg After Dark" debut, Snoop Dogg has revealed plans to map another televised program, possibly set to premiere before next year.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg Ready For New TV Project, "A Little Drama & Comedy".

Fat Joe Weighs In On Rick Ross Beef, "Nobody's Scared Of No 50 Cent" [Audio]

February 25, 2009 9:50 AM

While pledging to distance himself from the rap battle between Rick Ross and 50 Cent, Fat Joe recently addressed the G-Unit rapper's perceived tough-guy image.

Continue reading Fat Joe Weighs In On Rick Ross Beef, "Nobody's Scared Of No 50 Cent" [Audio].

50 Cent To Bring Gang-Themed Video Game To Big Screen

February 24, 2009 10:20 PM

50 Cent has announced plans to continue his business venture with gaming company THQ by developing a film based on the gangster-themed video game Saints Row.

Continue reading 50 Cent To Bring Gang-Themed Video Game To Big Screen.

MC Serch & Dead Prez's M-1 Talk Race And Reality In America

February 24, 2009 5:35 PM

MC Serch is among a diverse panel of artists, scholars and activists who are currently participating in a series of nationwide community dialogues on hip-hop called Rap Sessions.

Continue reading MC Serch & Dead Prez's M-1 Talk Race And Reality In America.

Update: UMG Speaks On Eminem Digital Royalty Case, "The Claims Are Completely Baseless"

February 24, 2009 1:42 PM

Former Eminem publishing company F.B.T. Productions is scheduled to appear in court today (February 24) to address a lawsuit against Universal Music Group over digital royalty payments.

Continue reading Update: UMG Speaks On Eminem Digital Royalty Case, "The Claims Are Completely Baseless".

Lil' Wayne's New York Gun Case Scheduled, Weapon May Be Key Evidence

February 24, 2009 1:07 PM

Lil' Wayne will be headed to court this spring as a judge has scheduled a trial date for the rapper's felony gun possession case and admitted a weapon as evidence.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne's New York Gun Case Scheduled, Weapon May Be Key Evidence.

Busta Rhymes Breaks Down Rick Ross & 50 Cent Beef, "A Lot Of This Sh*t Is Entertainment" [Video]

February 24, 2009 12:30 PM

Busta Rhymes offered his take on rap "beefs" in today's hip-hop, calling the Rick Ross and 50 Cent battle merely "entertainment."

Continue reading Busta Rhymes Breaks Down Rick Ross & 50 Cent Beef, "A Lot Of This Sh*t Is Entertainment" [Video].

Shawty Lo Eyes Release Date, Tags Lil' Wayne & T-Pain For "Carlos"

February 24, 2009 12:20 PM

Moving past his problems with T.I., Shawty Lo has announced plans to release his upcoming album Carlos this spring securing guest appearances by Lil' Wayne, T-Pain, Lil' Kim and more.

Continue reading Shawty Lo Eyes Release Date, Tags Lil' Wayne & T-Pain For "Carlos".

Ne-Yo Has Message For Chris Brown, "That's Not Something Excusable Bruh"

February 24, 2009 11:15 AM

Grammy-winning singer Ne-Yo has revealed a recent conversation he had with Rihanna and says he still would like to speak with Chris Brown before he makes a judgement about the infamous domestic dispute that took place.

Continue reading Ne-Yo Has Message For Chris Brown, "That's Not Something Excusable Bruh".

L.A. Reid Negotiating W/ Jay-Z For "Blueprint 3," "We're Hoping We Can Figure It Out"

February 24, 2009 10:55 AM

Island Def Jam chairman Antonio "L.A." Reid revealed his thoughts on Jay-Z's forthcoming album The Blueprint 3  which he says it will help him see "that hip-hop has the legs."

Continue reading L.A. Reid Negotiating W/ Jay-Z For "Blueprint 3," "We're Hoping We Can Figure It Out".

Noreaga Speaks On Fatburger Arrest, "I Actually Never Hit The Guy" [Audio]

February 24, 2009 10:10 AM

Nore has stepped forward to address what really went down in Miami over the weekend when he was arrested for misdemeanor battery at a fast food restaurant.

Continue reading Noreaga Speaks On Fatburger Arrest, "I Actually Never Hit The Guy" [Audio].

Noreaga

February 24, 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.

Continue reading Noreaga.

Suspect's Lawyer In Jennifer Hudson Murder Case Quits

February 23, 2009 5:14 PM

The attorney for William Balfour, main suspect in the murders of Jennifer Hudson's family, has decided to withdraw from the case.

Continue reading Suspect's Lawyer In Jennifer Hudson Murder Case Quits.

Tupac's Mom Addresses Biopic Lawsuit, "We Will Not Be Frightened"

February 23, 2009 2:30 PM

Afeni Shakur has responded to claims that she agreed to sell Tupac's life story for a film adaptation.

Continue reading Tupac's Mom Addresses Biopic Lawsuit, "We Will Not Be Frightened".

Rick Ross Challenges 50 Cent, "If He Sold 10 [Million], My Next Album Should Sell 12"

February 23, 2009 2:25 PM

Miami rapper Rick Ross has revealed his strategy behind his "beef" with 50 Cent saying his diss records have given him a opportunity to "show people how talented I am."

Continue reading Rick Ross Challenges 50 Cent, "If He Sold 10 [Million], My Next Album Should Sell 12".

The Game Reveals New Album Plans & Refuses To Mention Rick Ross, "50 Cent Might Get Mad" [Video]

February 23, 2009 12:30 PM

Black Wall Street's The Game was recently on tour poking fun of the Rick Ross vs. 50 Cent beef when he broke the news about his forthcoming album.

Continue reading The Game Reveals New Album Plans & Refuses To Mention Rick Ross, "50 Cent Might Get Mad" [Video].

CNN's Noreaga Arrested At Miami Burger Restaurant

February 23, 2009 11:55 AM

Rapper Victor "Nore" Santiago was reportedly arrested and charged with a misdemeanor following a physical altercation at a Miami Beach fast food restaurant over the weekend.

Continue reading CNN's Noreaga Arrested At Miami Burger Restaurant.

Young Buck Talks Life After G-Unit In New Song, "F*ck It, I'm Broke" [Audio]

February 23, 2009 11:30 AM

Former G-Unit member Young Buck has returned with a new song "Did You Miss Me" updating fans on his long absence from hip-hop while giving 50 Cent a chance to clear up their problems.

Continue reading Young Buck Talks Life After G-Unit In New Song, "F*ck It, I'm Broke" [Audio].

T-Pain Receives "Death & Kidnapping" Threats, Police Investigate

February 23, 2009 10:30 AM

Grammy-winning singer T-Pain has reportedly called off tonight's Guyana performance due to death and kidnapping threats.

Continue reading T-Pain Receives "Death & Kidnapping" Threats, Police Investigate.

Diddy, Talib Kweli & More React To Academy Awards

February 23, 2009 10:06 AM

Diddy, Talib Kweli, DJ Drama and more have expressed their thoughts from Sunday's 81st Academy Awards revealing their early predictions and post-win reactions.


Continue reading Diddy, Talib Kweli & More React To Academy Awards.

50 Cent Drops "Officer Ricky: Welcome to Death Row" Cartoon, Targets T.I. & Suge Knight [Video]

February 22, 2009 6:30 PM

Continuing to mock Rick Ross as an animated celebrity-arresting police officer, 50 Cent has released "Officer Ricky: Welcome to Death Row" showing the Miami rapper placing T.I. and Suge Knight behind bars.

Continue reading 50 Cent Drops "Officer Ricky: Welcome to Death Row" Cartoon, Targets T.I. & Suge Knight [Video].

Fabolous Closes In On "Loso's Way" Release Date, "This Is Motion Picture Sh*t"

February 22, 2009 5:33 PM

Fabolous has narrowed down a release date for his movie-themed solo project Loso's Way, which will also be accompanied by a short film based on the album.

Continue reading Fabolous Closes In On "Loso's Way" Release Date, "This Is Motion Picture Sh*t".

Cam'ron Reveals "Crime Pays" Strategy, Talks Album Delay [Video]

February 22, 2009 3:44 PM

Dipset leader Cam'ron has announced plans to move his highly-anticipated album Crime Pays to a later release date along with revealing an accompanying film to drop this summer.

Continue reading Cam'ron Reveals "Crime Pays" Strategy, Talks Album Delay [Video].

Cam'ron & Mike Jones Talk Rapper Flicks, Academy Awards On Deck [Video]

February 21, 2009 12:20 PM

With the 81st Academy Awards ceremony taking place this weekend, SOHH talked to Cam'ron and Mike Jones about their favorite rapper-featured films and their own experiences on the set.

Continue reading Cam'ron & Mike Jones Talk Rapper Flicks, Academy Awards On Deck [Video].

Diddy Reveals New Album Secrets, "T-Pain Showed Me Tricks Nobody Knows"

February 21, 2009 10:10 AM

Hip-Hop mogul Diddy has revealed details on his forthcoming album Last Train to Paris announcing the release date and the list of producers which includes T-Pain, The-Dream and more.

Continue reading Diddy Reveals New Album Secrets, "T-Pain Showed Me Tricks Nobody Knows".

The Roots Discuss "Jimmy Fallon" House Band Gig, "It's Going To Be A Major Challenge"

February 21, 2009 9:05 AM

Philadelphia rap group The Roots recently addressed the workload they inherited as the new house band for upcoming weekly series "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," claiming their "whole life is this show."

Continue reading The Roots Discuss "Jimmy Fallon" House Band Gig, "It's Going To Be A Major Challenge".

Rihanna Breaks Silence, Abused Singer Says She's "Doing Well"

February 20, 2009 5:52 PM

Nearly two weeks since her domestic dispute with Chris Brown, Rihanna has released a statement assuring fans of her well-being saying she "appreciates the outpouring support."

Continue reading Rihanna Breaks Silence, Abused Singer Says She's "Doing Well".

Ja Rule Emerges From Shadows, "We Gonna Have A Good Time This Year" [Video]

February 20, 2009 4:57 PM

Murder Inc. front man Ja Rule has emerged from the shadows announcing a forthcoming untitled album he promises will be "f*cking crazy."

Continue reading Ja Rule Emerges From Shadows, "We Gonna Have A Good Time This Year" [Video].

Rick Ross Set To Go "Deep" W/ Nas & Lil' Wayne, "Shattering Anything You Could Be Thinking"

February 20, 2009 1:30 PM

Miami rapper Rick Ross has revealed details on his forthcoming album Deeper Than Rap including confirmed guest appearances by Nas and Lil' Wayne.

Continue reading Rick Ross Set To Go "Deep" W/ Nas & Lil' Wayne, "Shattering Anything You Could Be Thinking".

John Legend Scolds "NY Post" For Cartoon, "It Was Stupid & Willfully Ignorant"

February 20, 2009 12:10 PM

After a controversial New York Post cartoon hit stands earlier this week, which made unfavorable comparisons betwen a fatally shot chimpanzee and the creators of the stimulus package, John Legend has written an open letter disclosing his feelings on the matter



Continue reading John Legend Scolds "NY Post" For Cartoon, "It Was Stupid & Willfully Ignorant".

Jay-Z & Lil' Wayne Experience Minor Setbacks, Suge Knight Makes Comeback From Knockout, Ludacris Really Cares About White People

February 20, 2009 11:00 AM

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Jay-Z & Lil' Wayne delaying the inevitable, Rick Ross taking the fight to 50 Cent's backyard, Soulja Boy planning to dumb it down on his next project, Suge Knight making first public appearance after beatdown, and Ludacris spreading love to "white people."

Continue reading Jay-Z & Lil' Wayne Experience Minor Setbacks, Suge Knight Makes Comeback From Knockout, Ludacris Really Cares About White People.

?uestlove & Others React To Rihanna Image, "I'm F*cking Speechless"

February 20, 2009 10:30 AM

As a new picture of an abused Rihanna hit the net, The Roots' Questlove and others have reacted to the alleged leaked image and many have chosen sides.

Continue reading ?uestlove & Others React To Rihanna Image, "I'm F*cking Speechless".

50 Cent Releases "Pimpin' Curly: The Fast Lane," Introduces Curly's Brother [Video]

February 20, 2009 8:50 AM

50 Cent continues his pimp parody with his "Pimpin' Curly" series releasing his latest episode, "The Fast Lane," in which he introduces fans to "Curly's" brother, "Earl."


Continue reading 50 Cent Releases "Pimpin' Curly: The Fast Lane," Introduces Curly's Brother [Video].

Update: Luther Campbell Talks Child Support Arrest, Says Reports Had It All Wrong

February 19, 2009 9:40 PM

Luther "Uncle Luke" Campbell has released a statement detailing his arrest for alleged missed child support payments and to clarify newspaper reports that he said had gotten the story all wrong.

Continue reading Update: Luther Campbell Talks Child Support Arrest, Says Reports Had It All Wrong.

Lil' Wayne's "Rebirth" Premature, Album Release In Question

February 19, 2009 5:45 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil' Wayne's rock-based album The Rebirth has been pushed back a month from its initial release date this spring.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne's "Rebirth" Premature, Album Release In Question.

Nelly Teams W/ "Daily Show" Creator For "Night In Vegas"

February 19, 2009 1:55 PM

St. Lunatics' leader Nelly has announced plans to launch a new variety show called "Nelly's Night in Vegas."

Continue reading Nelly Teams W/ "Daily Show" Creator For "Night In Vegas" .

Jadakiss & Styles P. Speak On Jailed DMX, "Police In There Leave Him Alone"

February 19, 2009 1:35 PM

The Lox's Jadakiss and Styles P recently spoke on the incarceration of DMX, their former Ruff Ryder associate, showing there is no bad blood between them.

Continue reading Jadakiss & Styles P. Speak On Jailed DMX, "Police In There Leave Him Alone".

Ludacris, Jim Jones & Young Jeezy Bid T.I. "Farewell" Tonight

February 19, 2009 11:34 AM

T.I. has snagged Ludacris and Jim Jones to help kick-off his "Farewell Tour" tonight (February 19) before beginning next month's prison sentence.

Continue reading Ludacris, Jim Jones & Young Jeezy Bid T.I. "Farewell" Tonight.

Akon Associate To Plead "Not Guilty" In Suge Knight Beat-Down

February 19, 2009 11:30 AM

Akon management consultant, Robert Carnes Jr., will reportedly plead not guilty for one count of felony aggravated assault on rap mogul Suge Knight that took place at an event surrounding the All-Star game in Arizona.

Continue reading Akon Associate To Plead "Not Guilty" In Suge Knight Beat-Down.

DJ Khaled Looks Past 50 Cent Beef, "It's A Waste Of My Time"

February 19, 2009 11:00 AM

After being targeted by 50 Cent in a series of songs and video clips, DJ Khaled has refused to engage in a rap beef with the G-Unit frontman vowing to only "represent the music."

Continue reading DJ Khaled Looks Past 50 Cent Beef, "It's A Waste Of My Time".

Tupac's Mom Named In Lawsuit, Sued Over Rapper's Biopic Rights

February 19, 2009 10:25 AM

Afeni Shakur, mother to late rapper 2Pac, has been sued along with her Amaru Entertainment over an alleged pre-agreement claiming she sold her son's life rights for a film adaption.


Continue reading Tupac's Mom Named In Lawsuit, Sued Over Rapper's Biopic Rights.

Update: Usher's Wife Leaves Hospital After 11 Days Careful Watch

February 19, 2009 9:05 AM

Usher's wife, Tameka Foster-Raymond, has been released from a Brazil hospital after nearly two weeks of recovering from an ill-fated liposuction surgery in Brazil.

Continue reading Update: Usher's Wife Leaves Hospital After 11 Days Careful Watch.

One Baby Don't Stop M.I.A.'s Show, Chris Brown Makes Sorry Excuse, Solange's Boob Shows Off

February 19, 2009 12:00 AM

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Hot off the press this week Kanye is still full of himself, M.I.A. can't get a break, Chris Brown's apology is not accepted and Solange gets drugged up after showing the world her boob.


Continue reading One Baby Don't Stop M.I.A.'s Show, Chris Brown Makes Sorry Excuse, Solange's Boob Shows Off .

"Set It Off" Ft. Queen Latifah

February 19, 2009 12:00 AM

F. Gary Gray's 1996 action thriller turns four female friends from Los Angeles into gun blazing bank robbers.

In the video below, Cam'ron explains what makes "Set It Off" so good.

"Boyz N The Hood" Ft. Ice Cube, MC Eiht

February 19, 2009 12:00 AM

This Acadamy Award winning film follows three friends coming of age in South Central, LA where police harassment and gang violence happen everyday.

Continue reading "Boyz N The Hood" Ft. Ice Cube, MC Eiht .

"Juice" Ft/ Tupac Shakur

February 19, 2009 12:00 AM

Rapper Tupac Shakur made his acting debut alongside Omar Epps in the 1992 crime drama Juice. The film, which was shot on location in Harlem, NY, followed the lives of four friends who struggle with police harassment, gang violence and saying loyal to one another.

Rick Ross Refuses To End 50 Cent Beef, Tapes Music Video In New York City [Video]

February 18, 2009 10:13 PM

Clearly calling out 50 Cent by filming in the rapper's city, Rick Ross has recorded a music video for his diss song "Kiss My Pinky Ring" showing he's not afraid to step foot in Fif's territory.

Continue reading Rick Ross Refuses To End 50 Cent Beef, Tapes Music Video In New York City [Video].

Suge Knight Pleads Guilty In Domestic Dispute, Witness Goes Missing

February 18, 2009 5:00 PM

Hip-Hop mogul Suge Knight has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery against his girlfriend stemming from a domestic dispute the two had last summer.

Continue reading Suge Knight Pleads Guilty In Domestic Dispute, Witness Goes Missing.

SOHH Exclusive: Jadakiss Leads 50 Cent, Obama Instills Confidence, Says Economic Survey

February 18, 2009 3:36 PM


As the nation debates the merits of the $787 billion stimulus package, SOHH surveyed the hip-hop consumer on spending, sacrifice and whether President Obama offers any hope in these tough economic times.

Continue reading SOHH Exclusive: Jadakiss Leads 50 Cent, Obama Instills Confidence, Says Economic Survey.

Cam'Ron Denies Doing Juelz Santana Dirty, "In My Opinion, I Didn't Do Him Wrong"

February 18, 2009 2:55 PM

Since releasing Juelz Santana from his Diplomat Records contract last year, Cam'ron has been accused of taking advantage of his former protege. In this SOHH Exclusive Cam attempts to explain away the accusations.

Continue reading Cam'Ron Denies Doing Juelz Santana Dirty, "In My Opinion, I Didn't Do Him Wrong".

Jay-Z On "Blueprint 3" Release, "Kanye's In The Process Of Making A New Batch"

February 18, 2009 2:40 PM

Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z has spoken on the time-consuming process of crafting his highly-anticipated album The Blueprint 3 admitting the delays have become frustrating.

Continue reading Jay-Z On "Blueprint 3" Release, "Kanye's In The Process Of Making A New Batch".

Former 50 Cent Associate Bang Em Smurf "Links" W/ Rick Ross, "We Gonna Have A Little Fun W/ You" [Audio]

February 18, 2009 12:42 PM

Former G-Unit associate Bang Em Smurf has released a diss song "What Goes Around Comes Around" against 50 Cent, Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo while also announcing an alliance with Rick Ross.


Continue reading Former 50 Cent Associate Bang Em Smurf "Links" W/ Rick Ross, "We Gonna Have A Little Fun W/ You" [Audio].

Soulja Boy Calls On Reliable Revenue Stream In Sales Slump, "If The Album Doesn't Work The Ringtones Will"

February 18, 2009 12:00 PM

Teen rap sensation Soulja Boy Tell 'Em recently addressed his lower-than-expected sophomore album sales citing his ringtones sales as a measure of his relevancy.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Calls On Reliable Revenue Stream In Sales Slump, "If The Album Doesn't Work The Ringtones Will".

Lil' Wayne Connects W/ Eli Manning For "Rock & Jocks" TV Special

February 18, 2009 11:30 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil' Wayne will be featured on an exclusive televised "Rock & Jocks Big Game Special" this weekend with footage shot from this year's Super Bowl.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne Connects W/ Eli Manning For "Rock & Jocks" TV Special.

Ludacris & Common To Perform At MAGIC, Recession Hits Popular Fashion Trade Show

February 18, 2009 10:30 AM

Ludacris, Common, Slick Rick and more have been billed to perform at this week's MAGIC Fashion Show in Las Vegas but the conference faces cutbacks.

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Fabolous Tags The-Dream For "Loso's Way," Talks Release Date And More

February 18, 2009 9:18 AM

Platinum-selling rapper Fabolous recently spoke about his upcoming album Loso's Way confirming guest appearances by The-Dream and Floetry's Marsha Ambrosius.

Continue reading Fabolous Tags The-Dream For "Loso's Way," Talks Release Date And More.

"ATL" Ft/ T.I. and Big Boi

February 18, 2009 12:00 AM

In this coming of age comedy T.I. stars as a flashy skating orphan in Atlanta who is trying to protect his brother from the streets, keep his girl and ultimately make something of himself.

"Independence Day" Ft. Will Smith

February 18, 2009 12:00 AM

This 1996 sci-fi flick features the game's most infamous rapper turned actor, Will Smith, as the pilot at the forefront of the human resistance to an alien invasion.

Lil' Wayne Hits 3 Milli Mark, Ryan Leslie Makes Debut, India.Arie & Bobby Valentino Make Top 10

February 18, 2009 12:00 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Lil' Wayne reaches triple platinum status, India.Arie makes her return to the charts at No. 3 and Bobby Valentino debuts at No. 7.


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2 Live Crew's Luther Campbell Arrested Over Child Support Payments

February 17, 2009 10:20 PM

2 Live Crew rapper Luther Campbell was arrested by Florida authorities Tuesday (February 17) night for reportedly missing over $10,000 in child support payments.

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Shyne's Attorney Has Eye On Release Date, "He's Got A Lot To Say"

February 17, 2009 5:06 PM

As the release date for Jamal "Shyne" Barrow approaches, his attorney Oscar Michelen has addressed the rapper's upcoming parole hearing date and says Shyne is looking forward to returning to the studio.

Continue reading Shyne's Attorney Has Eye On Release Date, "He's Got A Lot To Say" .

Tonight: Snoop Dogg Tags Pharrell & Paris Hilton For "Dogg After Dark" Premiere [Video]

February 17, 2009 4:45 PM

West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg makes his television comeback tonight (February 17) bringing along mega guests on his "Dogg After Dark" series premiere.

Continue reading Tonight: Snoop Dogg Tags Pharrell & Paris Hilton For "Dogg After Dark" Premiere [Video].

Young Jeezy Announces "The Black House" Mixtape, Invites Bill O'Reilly To His Neighborhood

February 17, 2009 2:00 PM

Southern rap star Young Jeezy has announced plans to drop a new mixtape called The Black House: Thug Mansion along with offering an invitation to television host Bill O'Reilly to visit his city for an interview.

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Shakir Stewart's Def Jam Replacement Announced

February 17, 2009 12:10 PM

Def Jam Recordings have officially announced Christopher Hicks as the label's new vice president, a post that has been vacant since Shakir Stewart committed suicide last year.

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Records Show C-Murder Associate Tampered W/ Evidence In Murder Case

February 17, 2009 11:00 AM

A man from rapper C-Muder's camp, Dwange "Wango" Cobbins, reportedly pleaded guilty last year to causing obstruction to the Southern emcee's murder trial.

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50 Cent Adds Fuel To Rick Ross Beef, Baits Foxy Brown In New Interview [Audio]

February 17, 2009 10:15 AM

Continuing to make his rounds on nationwide radio, 50 Cent recently called into the "Russ Parr Morning Show" to discuss his rap beef with Ross Ross along with why he decided to involve Foxy Brown in the mix.

Continue reading 50 Cent Adds Fuel To Rick Ross Beef, Baits Foxy Brown In New Interview [Audio].

Kanye West Becomes A "Storyteller," Upcoming VH1 Special To Air Exclusive Performance

February 17, 2009 10:00 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West will be featured in the upcoming televised VH1 special "Storytellers," offering fans a rare opportunity to watch him perform later this month.

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Russell Simmons Competes W/ LL Cool J, Launches Affordable Clothing Line At Wal-Mart

February 17, 2009 9:48 AM

Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons has announced plans to launch a new clothing line, American Classics, at Wal-Mart retail stores nationwide aiming to offer quality clothing at affordable prices.

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Chris Brown & Rihanna "Love in Trouble" Special Airs, "They Were Like Beyonce & Jay-Z"

February 17, 2009 8:33 AM

MTV's "Chris Brown and Rihanna: Love in Trouble" special aired Monday (February 16) night featuring a variety of music industry analysts and fans discussing what will become of the couple's future.

Continue reading Chris Brown & Rihanna "Love in Trouble" Special Airs, "They Were Like Beyonce & Jay-Z".

"Paid In Full " Ft. Cam'Ron, Doug E. Fresh & Dame Dash

February 17, 2009 12:00 AM

This Roc-A-Fella flick which is based on a true story, chronicles the rise of three friends from Harlem to the top of the cocaine industry and their dramatic, deceit-filled downfall.

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"16 Blocks" Ft. Mos Def

February 17, 2009 12:00 AM

In this action-packed thriller an aging cop battles gun blazing opposition as he attempts to escort a fast-talking witness (Mos Def) from the police station to a courthouse.

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"Romeo Must Die" Ft. DMX & Aaliyah

February 17, 2009 12:00 AM


DMX plays Silk, a club owner who holds down the fort as the now deceased Aaliyah gets rescued by kung-fu fighting Jet Li. The roll allowed DMX to show off his acting chops and direct the drama from his music into the silver screen.
 

"State Property" Ft. Beanie Sigel, Jay-Z, Memphis Bleak

February 17, 2009 12:00 AM

This violent, high-powered street flick is full shoot-outs and tough talk. There are no outstanding thespian awards to be given out here, but the sheer unabashed guns and gull hood tale makes for a guilty pleasure.  

Continue reading "State Property" Ft. Beanie Sigel, Jay-Z, Memphis Bleak.

"Friday" Ft. Ice Cube

February 17, 2009 12:00 AM

Can't deny Ice Cube his due in this classic 'hood adventure as he held his own alongside the gut-busting antics of Chris Tucker.

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Suge Knight

February 17, 2009 12:00 AM

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Suge Knight Beat-Down At All-Star Party, Akon Associate Charged For The Assault

February 16, 2009 5:21 PM

A man from Akon's camp, Robert Carnes Jr., was arrested and charged with one count of felony aggravated assault on rap mogul Suge Knight Monday (February 16) morning in Arizona.

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Pimpin' Ken Strikes Back At 50 Cent, Launches "Pretty Curly" Series [Video]

February 16, 2009 1:16 PM

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After being mocked in a series of "Pimpin' Curly" video clips by 50 Cent, Kenneth "Pimpin' Ken" Ivy has responded to the rap star's jokes via his own recorded skit.

Continue reading Pimpin' Ken Strikes Back At 50 Cent, Launches "Pretty Curly" Series [Video].

Nas Makes Tour And Baby Announcements In New Blog

February 16, 2009 12:20 PM

Grammy-nominated rapper Nas has reportedly begun blogging by speaking on his upcoming collaboration album with Damian Marley and the sex of his first child with singer Kelis.

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Kid Cudi Speaks On Being Tasered At All-Star Event, "Sh*t Hurt Like A Muthaf*cka"

February 16, 2009 8:40 AM

G.O.O.D. Music artist Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi has released a statement regarding being tasered last Friday (February 13) at a Reebok party in Arizona debunking rumors about an argument over foot wear.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Speaks On Being Tasered At All-Star Event, "Sh*t Hurt Like A Muthaf*cka".

Jadakiss Says 50 Cent Battle Isn't Over, "Don't Count Ross Out" [Video]

February 16, 2009 6:10 AM

D-Block's Jadakiss has weighed in his thoughts on former rap rival 50 Cent and Rick Ross' current beef saying the duo should keep their battle strictly lyrical.

Continue reading Jadakiss Says 50 Cent Battle Isn't Over, "Don't Count Ross Out" [Video].

Lil' Wayne Sued For $1.3 Million Over New York Concert Venue

February 16, 2009 1:10 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil' Wayne has been sued for $1.3 million by a New York concert promoter after he failed to appear at a concert for a third consecutive time.

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Jay-Z Breaks Silence And Stands By Rihanna, "We All Should Support Her"

February 15, 2009 9:30 PM

Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z has offered words of support for Rihanna in regards to last week's domestic dispute she had with boyfriend Chris Brown.

Continue reading Jay-Z Breaks Silence And Stands By Rihanna, "We All Should Support Her".

Chris Brown Releases Statement, "Words Cannot Express How Sorry I Am"

February 15, 2009 8:15 PM


Chris Brown as released the first official statement since he turned himself in to police for allegedly abusing his pop star girlfriend Rihanna.

Continue reading Chris Brown Releases Statement, "Words Cannot Express How Sorry I Am".

50 Cent Releases New "Officer Ricky" Episode, Targets Chris Brown & Rihanna [Video]

February 15, 2009 1:28 PM

50 Cent continues his weekly Saturday morning "Officer Ricky" cartoon series with a new episode called "Everybody Hates Chris" showing Rick Ross arresting Chris Brown.

Continue reading 50 Cent Releases New "Officer Ricky" Episode, Targets Chris Brown & Rihanna [Video].

Kanye West Associate Kid Cudi Handcuffed At NBA All-Star Event, Not Arrested

February 14, 2009 3:34 PM

G.O.O.D. Music artist Scott "Kid Cudi" Mescudi was reportedly handcuffed by Arizona police after verbally assaulting a female Reebok employee in Phoenix Friday (February 13) night.

Continue reading Kanye West Associate Kid Cudi Handcuffed At NBA All-Star Event, Not Arrested.

Kanye West, Ludacris, Jim Jones & More Headline NBA All-Star Events

February 13, 2009 6:10 PM

Rap stars Kanye West, Ludacris, Jim Jones and others have been billed to perform at a variety of NBA All-Star Weekend events beginning Friday (February 13).

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Chris Brown & Rihanna "Love in Trouble" TV Special To Air Next Week

February 13, 2009 5:35 PM

Less than a week since Chris Brown and Rihanna's alleged domestic dispute, MTV has reportedly announced plans to broadcast a special analyzing the young singers' break-up.

Continue reading Chris Brown & Rihanna "Love in Trouble" TV Special To Air Next Week.

Juelz Santana To Cam'ron, "You Would Stoop To That?"

February 13, 2009 3:21 PM

Dipset rapper Juelz Santana has responded to Cam'ron's recent claims that their separation was a result of Juelz's addiction to syrup-sipping.

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Pulse Report: Kanye West Tells 50 Cent Gay Is Okay, Juelz Santana Confronts Cam'ron, Lil' Wayne Refuses To Take The Beef Bate

February 13, 2009 1:15 PM

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, 50 Cent justifying his thug, Lil' Wayne not taking 50 Cent's bait, Juelz Santana not seeing eye to eye with Cam'ron, Kanye West defending the gay community, and MC Hammer teaming up with Vanilla Ice.

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50 Cent's "Pimpin' Curly Pt. 2" Video Hacked Into Anti-50 Site

February 13, 2009 11:05 AM

The rap battle between Rick Ross and 50 Cent has now become tech-based as the anti-50 site ThisIsCurly.com was apparently hacked into Thursday (February 12) night to feature the latest "Pimpin' Curly" video.


Continue reading 50 Cent's "Pimpin' Curly Pt. 2" Video Hacked Into Anti-50 Site.

Diddy, Jennifer Hudson & Beyonce Snag Trophies At 40th NAACP Image Awards

February 13, 2009 10:55 AM

Jennifer Hudson, Diddy, Beyonce, Jamie Foxx and others were honored with trophies at Thursday (February 12) night's NAACP Image Awards in California.



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Dipset Associate Now Accused Of Stabbing Woman, Posts $25K Bail

February 13, 2009 10:22 AM

Less than 48 hours after being arrested by police in New Jersey, Dipset associate Darnell "King Tut" Brittingham has posted bail and is now being sought after an alleged stabbing.

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Lloyd Banks Steps To Rick Ross, Releases "Officer Down" [Audio]

February 13, 2009 9:02 AM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has responded to a recent direct diss from Rick Ross by striking back with his new track, "Officer Down."

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Steps To Rick Ross, Releases "Officer Down" [Audio].

50 Cent Removes Controversial Video, Releases New Rick Ross Dis Record

February 12, 2009 5:21 PM

50 Cent continues to fire shots at Rick Ross with the release of a new hard-hitting dis song, "Tia Told Me," but the rapper backed off the video that put DJ Khaled's mother in his crosshairs.


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Will.i.am Links W/ Hugh Jackman And Famed Photographer, Helps Kick-Off Australian Art Project

February 12, 2009 5:00 PM

The Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am has teamed with renowned photographer Russell James' "Nomad Two Worlds" art project with the creation of a new song and video.

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Beyonce & Jennifer Hudson Billed To Perform At Tonight's NCAAP Image Awards

February 12, 2009 4:30 PM

Grammy-winning singers Beyonce and Jennifer Hudson have been chosen to perform at tonight's NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) Image Awards.

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Lil' Wayne & Kanye West Make Top Earner List, $100 Mil Counted Between Them

February 12, 2009 1:00 PM

Grammy-winning rappers Lil' Wayne and Kanye West have made Billboard's Top 20 "Music Money Makers List" of 2008 with combined earnings of $100 million.


Continue reading Lil' Wayne & Kanye West Make Top Earner List, $100 Mil Counted Between Them.

Vibe Magazine Feels Pressure From Recession, Cuts Salaries & Circulation

February 12, 2009 12:20 PM

Hip-Hop monthly Vibe Magazine has released plans to reduce its circulation and frequency of publication as a response to the current economic crisis which has hit the publishing world.

Continue reading Vibe Magazine Feels Pressure From Recession, Cuts Salaries & Circulation.

Dipset Associate Arrested, Charged W/ Drug Possession

February 12, 2009 12:00 PM

Dipset associate Darnell "King Tut" Brittingham and promoter Brandon Buckley were arrested Wednesday (February 11) night on drug charges after police discovered marijuana and a cocaine filled teddy bear in their vehicle.


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T.I. & Terrence Howard Retract Chris Brown Support, Said Early Comments Were A "Mistake"

February 12, 2009 9:42 AM

As the Chris Brown and Rihanna alleged domestic dispute controversy continues, T.I. and Terrance Howard have pulled back their initial statements of support for Brown in favor of a more neutral approach. 


Continue reading T.I. & Terrence Howard Retract Chris Brown Support, Said Early Comments Were A "Mistake" .

Kanye Defends Rihanna, Beyonce Dodges Marriage Questions & Mel B Cashes In

February 12, 2009 12:00 AM

Hot off the press this week Kanye gets all choked up over Rihanna, Beyonce can't stop "not talking" about her wedding, Halle has Jungle Fever, and Eddie Murphy spices up Mel B's life.

Continue reading Kanye Defends Rihanna, Beyonce Dodges Marriage Questions & Mel B Cashes In.

50 Cent Targets DJ Khaled's Family In Thinly Veiled Video Threat, "I Know Where Your Mama House At"

February 11, 2009 9:57 PM

50 Cent has moved beyond Rick Ross disses for a moment to take aim at Ross' Miami colleague DJ Khaled in a new video called "A Psychic Told Me," which taunts the disc jockey and his family.

Continue reading 50 Cent Targets DJ Khaled's Family In Thinly Veiled Video Threat, "I Know Where Your Mama House At" .

Cam'ron Explains Falling Out W/ Juelz Santana, "He Got Hooked On [Syrup]"

February 11, 2009 5:56 PM

Dipset leader Cam'ron has broken his silence on why his relationship with Juelz Santana came to an unexpected end, citing the rapper's alleged addiction to syrup.

Continue reading Cam'ron Explains Falling Out W/ Juelz Santana, "He Got Hooked On [Syrup]".

Sirius XM Prepares for Bankruptcy, Eminem's Shade 45 Radio Future Unknown

February 11, 2009 5:00 PM

With a potential bankruptcy looming, Sirius XM, home of Eminem's Shade 45, may become one of the largest entertainment casualties of the current credit squeeze.

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Ne-Yo Sued For No-Show, Faces Over $1 Mil In Damages

February 11, 2009 4:10 PM

Grammy-winning singer Ne-Yo has been sued for not appearing at a New Year's Eve party in Washington last December.

Continue reading Ne-Yo Sued For No-Show, Faces Over $1 Mil In Damages.

Eminem & 50 Cent's "Crack A Bottle" Breaks First-Week Digital Sales Record

February 11, 2009 2:00 PM

Rap stars Eminem and 50 Cent's hit song "Crack a Bottle" tops all debut-week digital sales with 418,000 downloads.

Continue reading Eminem & 50 Cent's "Crack A Bottle" Breaks First-Week Digital Sales Record.

R. Kelly Reportedly Changing Upcoming Album Name To "Untitled"

February 11, 2009 12:30 PM

R.Kelly has reportedly changed the title of his upcoming album from 12 Play 4th Quarter to Untitled.

Continue reading R. Kelly Reportedly Changing Upcoming Album Name To "Untitled".

The Grammy Bump Lifts Lil' Wayne & Jennifer Hudson, While T.I., Beyonce & Kanye Step Back

February 11, 2009 11:00 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce loses a couple steps to No. 5, Jamie Foxx outsells Kanye West at No. 8 while Jennifer Hudson and Jazmine Sullivan make unexpected boosts back within Top 50.


Continue reading The Grammy Bump Lifts Lil' Wayne & Jennifer Hudson, While T.I., Beyonce & Kanye Step Back.

Rick Ross Fires Another Shot At 50 Cent, "I Tried To Inspire You"

February 11, 2009 11:00 AM

Displaying no intentions of walking away from his rap beef with 50 Cent, Rick Ross has released a new song and video where he addressed 50 and claims he "tried to inspire" his rival to no avail.


Continue reading Rick Ross Fires Another Shot At 50 Cent, "I Tried To Inspire You".

Jay-Z Laces Up W/ LeBron James To Help Arizona School

February 11, 2009 10:30 AM

Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z and NBA star LeBron James have joined forces to help donate nearly 200 musical instruments to Arizona's Mesa Arts Academy.

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Chris Brown Dropped From "Got Milk" Campaign, Radio Station Pulls Singer's Music

February 11, 2009 9:19 AM

In light of the alleged domestic dispute between Chris Brown and Rihanna, companies and radio stations have begun cutting ties with the accused superstar.


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Russell Simmons Talks 50 Cent & Rick Ross Beef, "I Worry About Them"

February 11, 2009 8:00 AM

Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons recently shared his thoughts on the current hip-hop beef between rap stars 50 Cent and Rick Ross.

Continue reading Russell Simmons Talks 50 Cent & Rick Ross Beef, "I Worry About Them".

Talib Kweli Gives "Reflection Eternal II" Update

February 11, 2009 6:10 AM

Talib Kweli recently updated fans on the status of his highly-anticipated collaboration album Refection Eternal II hoping to release the project within the next few months.

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Louisiana Rapper Fatally Shot, Murderer Still On The Run

February 10, 2009 10:19 PM

Southern rapper Chris "Nussie" Jackson was fatally shot late Monday (February 9) night in Louisiana.

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Kanye West Speaks On Chris Brown & Rihanna Situation, "It Should Never Have Come To That"

February 10, 2009 1:57 PM

Kanye West recently revealed that he is devastated by the alleged domestic violence incident involving Chris Brown and Rihanna.

Continue reading Kanye West Speaks On Chris Brown & Rihanna Situation, "It Should Never Have Come To That".

Snoop Dogg Returns To MTV W/ "Dogg After Dark" Television Series

February 10, 2009 1:33 PM

West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg has made his comeback to the small screen with the upcoming variety talk show "Dogg After Dark."

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Live Nation To Purchase Ticketmaster In $2.5 Billion Deal

February 10, 2009 1:00 PM

Live Nation has announced further details on their purchase of Ticketmaster, reportedly putting up a deal worth $2.5 billion which will bring together over 200 artists including Jay-Z, Madonna, Miley Cyrus and more.

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Rick Ross Strikes Back At 50 Cent W/ "Gay-Unit Workouts" Cartoon [Video]

February 10, 2009 12:47 PM

A new cartoon called "Gay-Unit Workouts," which puts G-Unit members in compromising homoerotic positions, has hit the net giving rise to the possibility of Rick Ross adopting 50 Cent's cartoon strategy in their ongoing battle.



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Diddy Says New Album Will Be "Profound"

February 10, 2009 12:21 PM

In a recent video blog Diddy promised that his upcoming auto-tune album will have more depth than his previous work.

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Jennifer Hudson Confirms Upcoming Headliner Tour, Tags Robin Thicke

February 10, 2009 12:10 PM

Following her Grammy Awards performance, Jennifer Hudson has announced plans to kick-off a nationwide tour this spring.

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Nick Cannon Lands Hosting Gig, Replaces Jerry Springer On "America's Got Talent"

February 10, 2009 11:55 AM

Rapper Nick Cannon has been chosen to become the new host of NBC's "America Got Talent" television competition show in time for its fourth season.

Continue reading Nick Cannon Lands Hosting Gig, Replaces Jerry Springer On "America's Got Talent".

Rihanna Leaves Hospital & Cancels Performances, Chris Brown Arraignment Date Scheduled

February 10, 2009 11:03 AM

Grammy-winning singers Rihanna and Chris Brown have canceled upcoming performances including a sold-out concert in Malyasia and this weekend's NBA All-Star events.

Continue reading Rihanna Leaves Hospital & Cancels Performances, Chris Brown Arraignment Date Scheduled.

DMX Placed In Lockdown, Threatened To "Assault Somebody To Get Some Respect"

February 10, 2009 11:00 AM

Troubled rap star DMX has been placed in Arizona's Tent City Jail lockdown after reportedly making verbal threats to corrections officers.

Continue reading DMX Placed In Lockdown, Threatened To "Assault Somebody To Get Some Respect".

T.I. Advises Chris Brown In Crisis, "I Told Him This Too Shall Pass"

February 10, 2009 10:01 AM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has spoken on the alleged Chris Brown and Rihanna domestic dispute claiming he has given the male singer some inspiring advice.


Continue reading T.I. Advises Chris Brown In Crisis, "I Told Him This Too Shall Pass".

T.I.'s "Road To Redemption" Television Series Premieres Tonight (Preview)

February 10, 2009 6:00 AM

Rap star Clifford "T.I." Harris' "Road to Redemption: 45 Days to Go" will air tonight (February 10) taking viewers into the rapper's personal life as he aims to guide others to avoid the mistakes he's made.

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Chris Brown

February 10, 2009 12:00 AM

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Nas Announces Collaboration Album W/ Damian Marley, "We Tryin' To Build Some Schools In Africa With This One"

February 9, 2009 9:35 PM

Grammy-nominated rapper Nas has announced plans to release an upcoming collaboration album with singer Damian Marley.

Continue reading Nas Announces Collaboration Album W/ Damian Marley, "We Tryin' To Build Some Schools In Africa With This One".

Artists Weigh In On Chris Brown & Rihanna Dispute, Wrigley Suspends Brown's Ad Campaign

February 9, 2009 4:20 PM

With allegations of a domestic dispute swirling around Chris Brown and Rihanna several celebs were asked to weigh in, while Brown's Wrigley gum sponsorship pulls back.

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Usher's Wife in Stable Condition After Surgery

February 9, 2009 2:00 PM

 
Representatives for Usher have reported that his wife, Tameka Foster, is in stable condition in a Brazilian hospital after complications from surgery.

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Snoop Dogg To Break W/ Jimmy Iovine, "I Will Not Be Releasing Any More Projects Under Interscope/Geffen"

February 9, 2009 1:00 PM

Multi-platinum selling rapper Snoop Dogg has announced plans to end his ties with Jimmy Iovine's Interscope/Geffen Records but has yet to say where he will be recording in the future.

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Rick Ross' "Gang" Investigation Revealed, More Legal Documents Emerge

February 9, 2009 12:02 PM

More documents showing Rick Ross' past history have emerged, including reports that his arrest was a result of Ross' own claims that he was affiliated with the Carol City Cartel.

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Jaz-O Adds Fire To Jay-Z Beef, Releases New Diss Song "Go Harder"

February 9, 2009 11:23 AM

Former Jay-Z mentor Jaz-O has again struck out against the Brooklyn rapper with the release of his new diss track "Go Harder."


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Mega Stars Twitter Their Grammy Experiences & Reactions

February 9, 2009 11:00 AM

50 Cent, Soulja Boy, Xzibit and others publicly displayed their thoughts before and after last night's 51st Grammy Awards via their alleged Twitter accounts.

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Lil' Kim "Dances With The Stars," Added To Show's Lineup

February 9, 2009 10:45 AM

Rapper Lil' Kim has been chosen to perform on the upcoming season of the dance-based series "Dancing With the Stars."

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Update: Chris Brown Turns Himself In, 50K Bail For "Criminal Threats" Against R&B Girlfriend Rihanna [Video]

February 8, 2009 11:50 PM

R&B superstar Chris Brown has reportedly turned himself in to police after being sought for allegedly being involved in a physical dispute with his girlfriend Rihanna on the day they were set to perform at the Grammys.

Continue reading Update: Chris Brown Turns Himself In, 50K Bail For "Criminal Threats" Against R&B Girlfriend Rihanna [Video].

Lil' Wayne Wins Big At 51st Grammy Awards, Snags "Rap Album of the Year"

February 8, 2009 11:30 PM

Mega rap star Lil' Wayne helped ignite the 51st Grammy Awards Sunday night (February 8) both performing hit songs and winning four trophies.

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Lil' Wayne Leads 51st Grammy Awards (Preview)

February 8, 2009 4:00 PM

Lil' Wayne, Jay-Z, Kanye West, Jennifer Hudson and more are all headed to this weekend's 51st Grammy Awards as nominees and top headliners.

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G-Unit Takes Aim At Rick Ross W/ "Shooter"

February 8, 2009 1:17 PM

50 Cent, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks have resorted to their early mixtape days releasing the Rick Ross diss track "I'll Be The Shooter (Officer Ricky's Done)."


Continue reading G-Unit Takes Aim At Rick Ross W/ "Shooter".

Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks Send Twitter Warnings To Rick Ross, "Bout To FInish up Rick Ross"

February 7, 2009 4:57 PM

G-Unit rappers Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks have stood by their boss wasting no time in mocking Rick Ross via their alleged Twitter accounts.


Continue reading Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks Send Twitter Warnings To Rick Ross, "Bout To FInish up Rick Ross".

50 Cent Responds To Alleged Foxy Brown Threat W/ "Pimpin' Curly"

February 7, 2009 4:14 PM

50 Cent has responded to reps from Foxy Brown's camp claiming he had 24 hours to retract a diss he made in the anti-Rick Ross song "Try Me."

Continue reading 50 Cent Responds To Alleged Foxy Brown Threat W/ "Pimpin' Curly".

Fat Joe Chooses Team Ross In 50 Cent Beef, "I'm Tired Of All These Gimmicks And Games"

February 7, 2009 2:45 PM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has sided with Rick Ross during his rap beef against 50 Cent claiming 50, who is also a rival to Joe, is using the battle to promote his forthcoming album.


Continue reading Fat Joe Chooses Team Ross In 50 Cent Beef, "I'm Tired Of All These Gimmicks And Games".

Rick Ross Hits Radio Station & Drops New Diss Song

February 7, 2009 6:00 AM

After staying mum for the initial beginning of the rap battle, Rick Ross has responded to 50 Cent's recent taunts by calling out a G-Unit member and dropping a new diss track called "Kiss My Pinky Ring."


Continue reading Rick Ross Hits Radio Station & Drops New Diss Song.

Cam'ron Talks Dipset Pride, "Seeing [Dame] W/ Jim Jones Makes Me Happy"

February 6, 2009 4:00 PM

Dipset leader Cam'ron recently sat down with radio personality Miss Info to discuss his intentions behind creating The Diplomats and his feelings on Jim Jones and Damon Dash's business relationship.

Continue reading Cam'ron Talks Dipset Pride, "Seeing [Dame] W/ Jim Jones Makes Me Happy".

Bounty Killer Accused Of Obstructing Traffic, Trial Set For Spring

February 6, 2009 2:00 PM

Dancehall artist Rodney "Bounty Killer" Price appeared in court this week to answer for driving through several stop lights.


Continue reading Bounty Killer Accused Of Obstructing Traffic, Trial Set For Spring.

EPMD Bring Heat To Hawaii W/ Performance Tonight

February 6, 2009 1:49 PM

Iconic rap duo EPMD (Erick Parish Making Dollars) have partnered with MySpace Music to perform and promote their new album We Mean Business in Hawaii.

Continue reading EPMD Bring Heat To Hawaii W/ Performance Tonight.

T.I. Says Atlantic Records Prez Slot Is "Among The Realm Of Possibilities"

February 6, 2009 12:35 PM

With the recent announcement of Atlantic Records executive Julie Greenwald being promoted to COO, Grand Hustle Records co-founder Clifford "T.I." Harris is reportedly open to taking over a top position at the label.


Continue reading T.I. Says Atlantic Records Prez Slot Is "Among The Realm Of Possibilities".

Krayzie Bone Clarifies Possible K-Fed Signing Rumors, "I Like To Roll W/ The Underdogs"

February 6, 2009 12:03 PM

Bone Thugs N Harmony's Krayzie Bone has spoken on the recent rumors of Kevin Federline reportedly signing with him or one of his group's record companies.

Continue reading Krayzie Bone Clarifies Possible K-Fed Signing Rumors, "I Like To Roll W/ The Underdogs".

Black Eyed Peas Announce Youth-Based Program, Lupe Fiasco & Boys II Men Celebrate At Launch Party

February 6, 2009 11:13 AM

The Black Eyed Peas' Peas' Peapod Foundation have teamed with the Adobe and Entertainment Industry Foundation to launch two kids educational programs set to open in California later this year.

Continue reading Black Eyed Peas Announce Youth-Based Program, Lupe Fiasco & Boys II Men Celebrate At Launch Party.

Maino Weighs In On 50 Cent Vs. Rick Ross, "The Same Tactics You Use Can Be Used Against You"

February 6, 2009 10:18 AM


"Hi Hater" rapper Maino has stepped forward to share his thoughts on the 50 Cent and Rick Ross rap battle saying "it's hip-hop."

Continue reading Maino Weighs In On 50 Cent Vs. Rick Ross, "The Same Tactics You Use Can Be Used Against You".

Diddy Pulls Back DJ Dis, "I'm Not Attacking The DJ"

February 6, 2009 9:43 AM

Hip-Hop mogul Diddy has addressed his recent "DJs ain't DJs no more" statements claiming today's disc jokeys should begin applying their own style.

Continue reading Diddy Pulls Back DJ Dis, "I'm Not Attacking The DJ".

Anthony Hamilton Calls For Support For Obama, "We Have To Step Up and Be Responsible"

February 6, 2009 7:10 AM


In honor of Black History Month, R&B singer Anthony Hamilton discussed the election of America's first black President.

Continue reading Anthony Hamilton Calls For Support For Obama, "We Have To Step Up and Be Responsible".

Pulse Report: 50 Cent Takes On Rick Ross & His Girl, The Game Piles On To Rick Ross, Bow Wow Takes On Soulja Boy,

February 6, 2009 12:00 AM


In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, 50 Cent learning a deadly lesson from Tupac & Notorious B.I.G beef, The Game riding with 50 Cent over Rick Ross, Cam'ron making his return to hip-hop, Diddy sending a message to DJs, and Bow Wow explaining why Soulja Boy hates him.

Continue reading Pulse Report: 50 Cent Takes On Rick Ross & His Girl, The Game Piles On To Rick Ross, Bow Wow Takes On Soulja Boy, .

50 Cent Takes Beef To Miami Radio, Rick Ross Releases New Response Video

February 5, 2009 5:35 PM

Another rap battle continues to heat up as Rick Ross has now released a diss video called "Gang Related" while 50 Cent has phoned into a Miami radio station to dish on his latest rival.


Continue reading 50 Cent Takes Beef To Miami Radio, Rick Ross Releases New Response Video.

The Game Stands By 50 Cent In Rick Ross Battle, "50 Eating You Boy!" [Audio]

February 5, 2009 1:26 PM

Former G-Unit member The Game has broken his silence on the recent 50 Cent and Rick Ross rap battle by siding with his former boss.


Continue reading The Game Stands By 50 Cent In Rick Ross Battle, "50 Eating You Boy!" [Audio].

Former Bad Boy Ghostwriter Says Diddy Left Artists In The Red

February 5, 2009 1:00 PM

Former Bad Boy rapper Mark Curry has continued his campaign against Diddy while promoting his book, Dance With The Devil, claiming that Diddy took more than his fair share from the artists on the roster.

Continue reading Former Bad Boy Ghostwriter Says Diddy Left Artists In The Red.

Special To SOHH: In The Age Of Barack Obama, Rhymefest Asks "Who's Assimilating?"

February 5, 2009 12:00 PM

In honor of Black History Month, Rhymefest explores the effects that having an African-American family in the white house is having on dark-skinned people worldwide.

Continue reading Special To SOHH: In The Age Of Barack Obama, Rhymefest Asks "Who's Assimilating?".

50 Cent Wins Again, $50 Mil Lawsuit Filed By Son's Mother Dismissed

February 5, 2009 11:21 AM

50 Cent has reportedly had a $50 million breach of contract lawsuit dismissed against his son's mother, Shaniqua Tompkins.

Continue reading 50 Cent Wins Again, $50 Mil Lawsuit Filed By Son's Mother Dismissed.

Eve Confirms Return W/ "Flirt", "I Am Caught Up In A Whole Music Label Situation"

February 5, 2009 11:15 AM

Former Ruff Ryder rapper Eve has spoken on her long-delayed Here I Am album release detailing her multipe push-backs and the project's new title.

Continue reading Eve Confirms Return W/ "Flirt", "I Am Caught Up In A Whole Music Label Situation".

Hot Press: Bobby Brown Expects A New Baby, Keyshia Cole Hunts For Bargains & Brandy Defends Her Brother

February 5, 2009 10:45 AM

Hot off the Press this week Bobby adds to the Brown brood, Dawn weighs in on Aubrey's nudity, Keyshia and Frankie shop off the rack and Brandy says Whitney's just Ray J's "friend".

Continue reading Hot Press: Bobby Brown Expects A New Baby, Keyshia Cole Hunts For Bargains & Brandy Defends Her Brother.

Cam'ron Breaks Silence On Absence, "My Mom Had Three Strokes In One Day"

February 5, 2009 10:10 AM

Dipset leader Cam'ron has finally addressed the reasons behind his long absence from the spotlight by revealing his mother's past health problems.


Continue reading Cam'ron Breaks Silence On Absence, "My Mom Had Three Strokes In One Day".

Lil' Wayne Lights Up "Ms. Katie" Couric Special, "I Will Stand Up For Marijuana Any Day" [Video]

February 5, 2009 8:34 AM

Multi-platinum selling rapper Lil' Wayne spoke on Katie Couric's pre-Grammy Awards special last night (February 4) discussing his thoughts on  his work ethic, Katrina, and his stance on marijuana and syrup-sipping.

Continue reading Lil' Wayne Lights Up "Ms. Katie" Couric Special, "I Will Stand Up For Marijuana Any Day" [Video].

Jim Jones Pleads Not Guilty In Assault Case, "It's What You Call An Expensive Inconvenience"

February 5, 2009 7:42 AM

Byrd Gang leader Jim Jones has pleaded not guilty on the alleged assault towards an associate of R&B singer Ne-Yo.

Continue reading Jim Jones Pleads Not Guilty In Assault Case, "It's What You Call An Expensive Inconvenience".

50 Cent Promises More Rick Ross Surprises, "The Biggest Possible Fraud Ever In Hip-Hop"

February 4, 2009 5:39 PM

50 Cent has continued his mockery of Rick Ross by accusing him of being hip-hop's "biggest fraud" while also hinting at an upcoming interview with Jacki-O.

Continue reading 50 Cent Promises More Rick Ross Surprises, "The Biggest Possible Fraud Ever In Hip-Hop".

Lil' Wayne Sits Down For Pre-Grammy Special Tonight [Video]

February 4, 2009 2:40 PM

Rap star Lil' Wayne will be featured on Katie Couric's pre-Grammy Awards special tonight (February 4) to discuss his feelings on his biological father, his music, and what it is to be a "gangster."


Continue reading Lil' Wayne Sits Down For Pre-Grammy Special Tonight [Video].

Black Eyed Peas Brother Gunned Down In Philippines

February 4, 2009 12:22 PM

The brother of Black Eyed Peas' Allan "apl.de.ap" Pineda Lindo was fatally shot while in the Phillippines.

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Snoop Dogg's Festival Performance Canceled, Promoter Cites "Difficult Economic Times"

February 4, 2009 11:20 AM

Next month's Langerado Music Festival, featuring Snoop Dogg, Gym Class Heroes and others, has been called off as a result of financial challenges in what the promoters said was "the toughest decision we have ever had to make."

Continue reading Snoop Dogg's Festival Performance Canceled, Promoter Cites "Difficult Economic Times".

T-Pain, Ne-Yo & Lil' Wayne Take Grammy Hits To Top 10, Beyonce Slips To 3rd Place, The "Notorious" Soundtrack Falls 15 Slots

February 4, 2009 11:00 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce falls to No. 3, the Notorious soundtrack drops 15 spots and Grammy Nominees disc opens at No. 6 with 33k sold and the.



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Live Nation & Ticketmaster Reportedly Close To Merger

February 4, 2009 10:00 AM

Live Nation and Ticketmaster are reportedly inching closer to a merger that will unite the mega music retail forces and bring together over 200 major artists including Jay-Z, Madonna, Miley Cyrus and others.

Continue reading Live Nation & Ticketmaster Reportedly Close To Merger.

Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Ghost" Writer Named Epic Records President

February 4, 2009 9:50 AM

Amanda Ghost, the British songwriter who has worked with Jay-Z, Kanye West and Beyonce, has been appointed president of Epic Records.


Continue reading Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Ghost" Writer Named Epic Records President.

Rihanna Sued For $650K Over Copywritten Song, Michael Jackson Named In Suit

February 4, 2009 9:29 AM

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna has been sued for $650,000 over a portion of her mega hit song "Don't Stop the Music."

Continue reading Rihanna Sued For $650K Over Copywritten Song, Michael Jackson Named In Suit.

Slim Thug On Obama, "His Speech Was So Empowering"

February 4, 2009 6:00 AM

In honor of Black History Month, Slim Thug spoke on the power of President Barack Obama's speeches.

Continue reading Slim Thug On Obama, "His Speech Was So Empowering".

Lupe Fiasco Abandons Final Album, Preps The "Great American Rap Album"

February 3, 2009 4:15 PM

Lupe Fiasco has postponed his retirement by pushing back LupE.N.D., what he planned as his final release, "indefinitely."

Continue reading Lupe Fiasco Abandons Final Album, Preps The "Great American Rap Album".

Update: Hell Rell's "Source" Payola Accusation Refuted, It Was "An Intern Selling An Ad"

February 3, 2009 3:15 PM

Representatives from The Source magazine have released a statement to SOHH concerning Hell Rell's claims of payola, saying that Rell was being sold an advertisement not editorial coverage and that he is scheduled to record a video recanting his accusation.

Continue reading Update: Hell Rell's "Source" Payola Accusation Refuted, It Was "An Intern Selling An Ad".

Flavor Flav Plays "Bat-Man" In New Horror TV Series, Reveals Details

February 3, 2009 2:20 PM

Flavor of Love star Flavor Flav explained his role in the new spooky show Nite Tales that will recast the former Public Enemy hypeman as a bat-man.

Continue reading Flavor Flav Plays "Bat-Man" In New Horror TV Series, Reveals Details.

Mariah Carey's "Push" Chosen By Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey On Deck To Promote

February 3, 2009 1:01 PM

Grammy-winning singer Mariah Carey's film Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire has had its' distribution rights acquired by Lionsgate.

Continue reading Mariah Carey's "Push" Chosen By Lionsgate, Oprah Winfrey On Deck To Promote.

Cam'ron Emerges From Shadows W/ "I Hate My Job," New Video Shows Effect Of Economic Crisis

February 3, 2009 12:45 PM

Dipset leader Cam'ron has returned to the spotlight, after months of absence, with a video for his new song "I Hate My Job."

Continue reading Cam'ron Emerges From Shadows W/ "I Hate My Job," New Video Shows Effect Of Economic Crisis.

Saigon Says Joe Budden Pulled Back From Rap Battle, "He Starts Waving Flags"

February 3, 2009 11:45 AM

With their rap tiff apparently over and some conflicting stories of who waved the white flag first, Saigon has recently attempted to clarify how his beef with Joe Budden concluded.

Continue reading Saigon Says Joe Budden Pulled Back From Rap Battle, "He Starts Waving Flags".

Jennifer Hudson & Seal Billed To Perform At NAACP Image Awards

February 3, 2009 11:05 AM

R&B singers Jennifer Hudson and Seal have been chosen to perform at the upcoming 40th National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Image Awards.

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So-Called "Hip-Hop Mayor" Released From Jail

February 3, 2009 10:14 AM

The embattled former Detroit Mayor Kwame M. Kilpatrick, who was dubbed "the Hip-Hop Mayor" by Russell Simmons, has been released from Michigan's Wayne County Jail after 100 days behind bars.


Continue reading So-Called "Hip-Hop Mayor" Released From Jail.

Chris Brown & Jamie Foxx Headed To Grammy's For Performances

February 3, 2009 9:35 AM

R&B singers Chris Brown and Jamie Foxx have been chosen to perform at the upcoming 51st Annual Grammy Awards this month in California.

Continue reading Chris Brown & Jamie Foxx Headed To Grammy's For Performances.

Rick Ross Responds To Baby Mama Betrayal, "Would I Stand Between Her Making A Few Extra Dollars"

February 3, 2009 8:30 AM

Rick Ross recently gave his son's mother a pass for the controversial interview she gave 50 Cent to promote her tell-all book about her life with Ross. 

Continue reading Rick Ross Responds To Baby Mama Betrayal, "Would I Stand Between Her Making A Few Extra Dollars".

Snoop Dogg Billed To Headline Bonnaroo 2009 Festival

February 3, 2009 8:04 AM

West Coast veteran Snoop Dogg has been chosen to perfrom at the 2009 Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee this summer.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg Billed To Headline Bonnaroo 2009 Festival.

Nas Confirms "Detox" Appearance, "I'd Love To Do A Whole Album W/ Dr. Dre One Day"

February 3, 2009 1:55 AM

While details on when Dr. Dre's Detox album will be released are still foggy, hip-hop mogul Nas has confirmed his appearance on the project.

Continue reading Nas Confirms "Detox" Appearance, "I'd Love To Do A Whole Album W/ Dr. Dre One Day" .

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February 3, 2009 12:00 AM

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Rakim Challenges NY Rappers To Lead By Example

February 2, 2009 9:58 PM

Hip-Hop mogul Rakim has challenged New York City rappers to step up their emcee skills and lead the path for their genre.

Continue reading Rakim Challenges NY Rappers To Lead By Example.

Jadakiss Reflects On Obama's Position As Black Prez, "We Got To Support Him"

February 2, 2009 8:00 PM

In honor of black history month, Jadakiss spoke to SOHH about our new black president and what the public show do to support him.

Continue reading Jadakiss Reflects On Obama's Position As Black Prez, "We Got To Support Him".

Rick Ross' Baby Mama Opens Up To 50 Cent, "His Jewelry Is Rented Possibly Not Real" [Video]

February 2, 2009 4:09 PM

50 Cent has continued to taunt Rick Ross with the release of a video in which he interviews and takes a woman claiming to be the mother of Ross' son on a shopping spree.


Continue reading Rick Ross' Baby Mama Opens Up To 50 Cent, "His Jewelry Is Rented Possibly Not Real" [Video].

Common Joins Gatorade's "G" Commercial Series

February 2, 2009 3:30 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Common follows Lil Wayne as the latest voice for Gatorade's popular "G" commercials.

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Ghostface Killah Announces 3-Day United Kingdom Tour

February 2, 2009 1:00 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah has announced plans to launch an exclusive three-day tour in the United Kingdom this spring.

Continue reading Ghostface Killah Announces 3-Day United Kingdom Tour.

Kanye West's "Glow in the Dark" Book Earmarked For '09

February 2, 2009 12:30 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is reportedly preparing the book release of Kanye West: Glow in the Dark, which is set to drop next fall.

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The Game Hits Road W/ Nationwide Tour

February 2, 2009 12:05 PM

Black Wall Street leader The Game is billed to kick-off a nationwide tour beginning later this month.

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Snoop Dogg's Team Wins "Snoop Bowl VII"

February 2, 2009 11:13 AM

Snoop Dogg's All-Stars youth footballl team rose victorious winning their seventh consecutive "Snoop Bowl" over the weekend.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg's Team Wins "Snoop Bowl VII".

Travis Barker/DJ AM Plane Crash Blame Continues, Aircraft Owner Files $12 Mil Suit

February 2, 2009 10:35 AM

The owner and operator of the crashed plane that injured Travis Barker and DJ AM while killing four others last fall, has filed a $12 million lawsuit against the airport, tire company and company that designed the jet.

Continue reading Travis Barker/DJ AM Plane Crash Blame Continues, Aircraft Owner Files $12 Mil Suit.

Diddy Sued Over "Unforgivable" Design, Artist Seeks Full Profits

February 2, 2009 10:30 AM

Hip-Hop mogul Diddy has been sued for allegedly stealing the design for his successful fragrance line Unforgivable.

Continue reading Diddy Sued Over "Unforgivable" Design, Artist Seeks Full Profits.

50 Cent Launches "Officer Ricky" Cartoon, "Nobody Likes A F**kin' Cop" [Video]

February 1, 2009 9:56 PM

50 Cent has responded to Rick Ross' "48 hour" deadline by promising a career ending strategy aiming to discredit the rapper's image and launching a cartoon lampooning Ross's former career as a Corrections Officer.

Continue reading 50 Cent Launches "Officer Ricky" Cartoon, "Nobody Likes A F**kin' Cop" [Video].

Jennifer Hudson Makes First Public Appearance, Performs At Super Bowl

February 1, 2009 9:10 PM

Grammy-winning singer Jennifer Hudson made her first major public appearance since the loss of her nephew and mother, with a performance at the 43rd Super Bowl.

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