May 2009 Archives
May 31, 2009 11:06 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem made his comeback performance Sunday (May 31) night at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards in California and had an awkward moment with a half-dressed Sacha Baron Cohen that left fans questioning if the event was staged or accidental.
Continue reading Eminem Gets The Gas Face At MTV Movie Awards, Storms Off Set [Video].
May 31, 2009 2:00 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West recently addressed his growth as a "man" and promised to be more appreciative of his fans.
Continue reading Kanye West Checks Ego, "I Am Finally Growing Into My Manhood At 31".
May 31, 2009 12:00 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has reportedly sold the most albums of the past ten years, outselling other rappers such as Jay-Z and Nelly.
May 31, 2009 10:00 AM
St. Lunatic associate Ortega "Tega" Henderson has reportedly been announced dead after suffering bullet wounds from a shooting earlier this month.
May 31, 2009 8:00 AM
Mos Def and Talib Kweli re-united as Black Star last night (May 30) in New York City and featured a special performance set by Kanye West's protege 88-Keys.
Continue reading Mos Def & Talib Kweli Link For "Black Star" Reunion In NYC [Video].
May 30, 2009 2:00 PM
Busta Rhymes recently spoke on how Diddy influenced him to switch his rapping style from the early 1990's to his signature rap flow he uses today.
May 30, 2009 12:00 PM
Byrd Gang leader Jim Jones recently spoke on the advantages of moving from Koch to Colombia Records, influencing Cam'ron's marketing strategies and staring down retirement talk.
May 30, 2009 10:00 AM
Bad Boy producer Deric "D Dot" Angelettie recently discussed his views on controversial television host Bill O'Reilly and justified his rants against hip-hop.
May 30, 2009 8:00 AM
After recent reports emerged online claiming Eve was verbally attacking Chris Brown over his domestic dispute with Rihanna, the first lady of Ruff Ryders has now addressed the accusations.
Continue reading Eve Denies Chris Brown Twitter Attacks, "Eve Does Not Twitter Ever!".
May 29, 2009 5:10 PM
Miami hitmaker Scott Storch's financial records have reportedly leaked online showing the platinum-selling producer owing over $58,000 to multiple creditors.
Continue reading Scott Storch Battles $58K Financial Woes, Debt Records Leak Online.
May 29, 2009 4:10 PM
G-Unit associate DJ Whoo Kid recently spoke on the status of a possible Eminem and 50 Cent collaboration album and the likelihood of its release.
May 29, 2009 3:05 PM
Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has publicly announced his approval of Rick Ross as one of the upcoming "greats" and described what makes the rapper different from most other new emcees.
May 29, 2009 3:00 PM
Rapper Tone Loc has reportedly checked out of a Florida hospital after collapsing at a concert earlier today (May 29).
May 29, 2009 1:20 PM
Soulja Boy recently spoke on being robbed at gunpoint last year and the safety precautions he has taken since the near-fatal incident.
May 29, 2009 1:00 PM
Konvict labelhead Akon has addressed the recent murder of his artist Roderick "Dolla" Burton during an anti-gun speech this week in New York.
May 29, 2009 12:00 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has expressed his "frustration" over a recent online leak of his Rihanna-assisted music video "Paranoid."
Pulse Report: Jay-Z Bans Auto-Tunes, 50 Crowns Eminem "The Greatest Rapper," Drake Hearts Kanye West
May 29, 2009 11:00 AM
In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about 50 Cent crowning Eminem the "greatest rapper," Jay-Z making an anti auto-tunes album, Drake admitting that Kanye West fathered his style, T.I. delivering some parting shots before he goes to prison, and Charles Hamilton going to couples counseling with his lady.
May 29, 2009 10:35 AM
Jay-Z and Eminem have teamed up for the upcoming release of DJ Hero to provide the video game with exclusive content and work behind-the-scenes.
Continue reading Jay-Z & Eminem Double Up For "DJ Hero" Game, "I Have A Ton Of Content".
May 29, 2009 10:20 AM
Dr. Dre's long-awaited Detox release is beginning to take shape as the producer is seen in a new Dr. Pepper commercial offering fans a short snippet of a track from the album.
Continue reading Dr. Dre Leaks "Detox" Record, "To Me Slow Always Produces A Hit" [Video].
May 29, 2009 9:50 AM
Fabolous recently confirmed the release date for his upcoming Loso's Way album and said he expects it to outshine releases by Rick Ross, Eminem and 50 Cent.
May 28, 2009 6:15 PM
After recent reports of Lil Wayne and Drake hitting the stage for a summer tour emerged online, Weezy's manager has reportedly confirmed the nationwide run.
May 28, 2009 6:00 PM
A music industry rep has reportedly said Jay-Z is in talks to re-team with his former Def Jam managers Lyor Cohen and Kevin Liles at Warner Music to create Carter Music Group.
Sha Money XL Talks G-Unit's Interscope Let-Down, "I'm Sorry Jimmy Iovine But It's The Truth" [Video]
May 28, 2009 4:53 PM
G-Unit producer Sha Money XL recently spoke on the problems 50 Cent's rap group has had with Interscope Records and what the future holds for the hip-hop mogul.
May 28, 2009 4:28 PM
Grammy-winning singer Rihanna will reportedly testify against Chris Brown next month in their highly publicized domestic dispute case.
May 28, 2009 1:00 PM
The mother of Rick Ross' son, Tia Kemp, has revealed her motivation for publishing her tell-all about the Miami rapper and said it was partly due to a sense of "revenge."
May 28, 2009 12:10 PM
Former Aftermath artist Busta Rhymes recently detailed his reasons for leaving Dr. Dre's record label and how he turned elsewhere for his latest release.
May 28, 2009 11:05 AM
Jay-Z's move to Sony's Epic Records has reportedly been confirmed and is in the final stages of negotiations.
Continue reading Jay-Z To Join Beyonce In New Label Move, Deal "95 Percent Complete".
May 28, 2009 11:00 AM
Eminem and 50 Cent appeared on BET's "106 & Park" this week speaking on the success of Relapse becoming the No. 1 album of the year and why their chemistry continues to work.
May 28, 2009 10:20 AM
T.I.'s rider, which is a list of items requested for his concerts, has hit the Internet and includes "adequate" security and steak filet mignon.
May 28, 2009 9:28 AM
G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently spoke on 50 Cent's rap beef with Rick Ross and explained why he felt his team put a fork in the Miami rapper's career.
Continue reading Tony Yayo Deads Rick Ross Feud, "I'm Not Gonna Beef W/ Police".
May 28, 2009 12:00 AM
Hot off the press this week, Chris Brown says he's no boogeyman, Pretty Ricky's Spectacular grins and grinds off, Beyonce stays bootylicious and T-Pain mourns Dolla.
May 27, 2009 5:20 PM
Byrd Gang leader Jim Jones recently spoke on his career as a Diplomat, the importance of online marketing and a joint deal with Harlem producer DJ Webstar.
May 27, 2009 4:03 PM
Last night, Drake performed for a sold out, star-studded crowd at New York City venue SOB's. Before the show, the Young Money affiliated rapper talked about his breakthrough single, "Best I Ever Had" and the pressure he feels when performing in front of rap greats.
May 27, 2009 3:30 PM
Terror Squad's Fat Joe recently spoke on his music-making track record and how he is driven by what he believes is a lack of recognition.
May 27, 2009 1:15 PM
Teen rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em recently announced plans to join forces with Kanye West and go head-to-head for beats.
May 27, 2009 1:00 PM
Rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller has reportedly pleaded "no contest" to attempted murder charges and will be sentenced to ten years in prison.
May 27, 2009 12:04 PM
Grammy-winning singer Chris Brown has broken his silence on his highly publicized domestic dispute with Rihanna, which took place earlier this year.
Continue reading Chris Brown Breaks Silence, "I Ain't A Monster" [Video].
May 27, 2009 11:25 AM
Murder Inc. head Irv Gotti recently spoke on the rhyming skills of Nas and why he felt the lyrical emcee sounded better when he's on "his arrogant sh*t."
May 27, 2009 11:00 AM
In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem saves hip-hop with the biggest debut of the year, Method Man & Redman blackout at No. 4 and Busta Rhymes, Freeway and Sheek Louch are back on the charts.
May 27, 2009 10:30 AM
Former XXL Magazine Editor-In-Chief Datwon Thomas recently addressed his departure from the hip-hop publication and what his new role in the rap game has become.
May 27, 2009 10:10 AM
The prime murder suspect in the shooting death of Roderick "Dolla" Burton has had his bail lowered to $2.1 million after his attorney said he was "scared."
Continue reading Dolla's Murder Suspect Is "Scared," Bail Lowered To $2 Mil.
May 27, 2009 9:10 AM
Roc-A-Fella Records producer Kanye West recently spoke on the status of Jay-Z's long-awaited Blueprint 3 album and explained its delayed release.
May 26, 2009 9:00 PM
Former boxing champion Mike Tyson's four year-old daughter, Exodus, was pronounced dead today (May 26) after a tragic accident that occurred at the family's Phoenix home.
May 26, 2009 5:00 PM
Today, T.I. reported to an Arkansas prison to begin serving his 366 day prison sentence. SOHH caught with some T.I. colleague, including Bun B and producer Jim Jonsin, to see what final words they had for Tip.
Continue reading T.I. Receives Farewell Wishes, "He'll Be Alright W/ God On His Side".
May 26, 2009 4:43 PM
G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently spoke on his former associate The Game and why the West Coast rapper's The Documentary should have been his multi-platinum debut.
May 26, 2009 3:31 PM
After landing at No. 1 in the UK with his fifth consecutive album, Eminem is on track to top all U.S. sales charts as Relapse will reportedly become the highest-selling debut of the year with estimated 630,000 sold copies in its first week.
May 26, 2009 2:31 PM
After missing a noon deadline to turn himself in to authorities, T.I. has finally reported to the Arkansas prison where he will serve his 366 day sentence.
Continue reading UPDATE: T.I. Reports To Prison, Misses Noon Deadline.
May 26, 2009 1:00 PM
Hip-Hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs recently spoke on his role in the upcoming comedy film Get Him To The Greek and confessed to borrowing the styles of label executives Jimmy Iovine, Russell Simmons and more.
May 26, 2009 12:05 PM
Hip-Hop mogul Suge Knight recently spoke on his absence from hip-hop and shared his thoughts on which rap stars have caught his attention including Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy.
Continue reading Suge Knight Plots His Future, "I'm Gonna Be Doing Some Movies" [Video].
May 26, 2009 11:10 AM
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's role in the upcoming film Caught in the Crossfire has been revealed online with the rapper starring as a police informant.
Continue reading 50 Cent's Role As Police Informant Exposed, Rapper Speaks On New Film.
May 26, 2009 11:05 AM
Dipset's Cam'ron recently announced plans to re-release his new album Crime Pays and drop his new rap group U.N.'s debut project this summer.
Continue reading Cam'ron Plans More "Crime," Re-Release & U.N. Debut This Summer [Video].
May 26, 2009 10:09 AM
After initially warning Joe Budden to "watch his mouth" for recent comments made about Method Man's rhyming skills, Raekwon has now detailed his main problems with Budden's rant from earlier this month.
May 26, 2009 9:03 AM
With the upcoming release of his sophomore album New Tempo, New Swag, Jibbs talked to SOHH about tapping Lil' Boosie for the album and how he defied the haters who were ready to write him off.
Continue reading Jibbs Finds "New Tempo" W/ Lil Boosie, "This is A New Day & A New Time".
May 26, 2009 8:39 AM
Grammy-winning rapper Clifford "T.I." Harris reportedly has to report to an Arkansas prison by noon today (May 26).
Continue reading T.I. Must Meet Deadline To Report For Arkansas Prison.
May 26, 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 T.I..
May 25, 2009 4:00 PM
Southern rapper Paul Wall recently spoke on his feelings towards today's record industry and the perceived reliance on gimmicks and what's popular at the moment.
Continue reading Paul Wall Talks Music Biz Gimmicks, "I've Never Tried To Build Hype".
May 25, 2009 2:30 PM
Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon The Chef recently spoke on the division among the iconic Shaolin rap group and why each member's solo effort helps his crew's overall image.
Continue reading Raekwon On Wu-Tang Separation, "We Need To Make More Money" [Video].
May 25, 2009 2:00 PM
The Lox's Jadakiss recently spoke on his opinions of past iconic rap groups and which emcees in today's hip-hop game have caught his attention.
May 25, 2009 12:30 PM
Rick Ross recently spoke on how religion has played a role in his rap feud with 50 Cent and what some of the underlying reasons were behind his verbal attacks on the G-Unit leader.
Continue reading Rick Ross Finds Religion In 50 Cent Feud, "I Pray For The Best" [Video].
May 25, 2009 12:00 PM
Former G-Unit member Young Buck recently gave fans an update on his delayed Back On My Bullsh*t mixtape and his aim to resist calling out rapper's names.
May 25, 2009 10:30 AM
CNN's Nore has come to the defense of Joe Budden after the rapper took heat for his recent comments, wherein he challenged Method Man's rap skills upon viewing the results of Vibe's "Best Raper Alive" list.
May 25, 2009 10:00 AM
Hurricane Chris has tapped Yung Joc, Lil' Boosie and Beenie Man for the remix to his new single, "Halle Berry (She's Fine)."
May 25, 2009 8:30 AM
Despite rumors of Universal Records attempting to not release Lil Wayne's The Rebirth project, the label has reportedly encountered sample problems forcing its latest delay.
Continue reading Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Delay Explained.
May 25, 2009 8:00 AM
Grammy-winning rapper Clifford "T.I." Harris reportedly performed his final farewell concert over the weekend, just days before beginning a 366 day prison sentence.
Continue reading T.I. Bids Final Farewell To Fans, "I'll See Y'all in 366 Days".
May 25, 2009 7:00 AM
Common's new film Terminator Salvation, which co-stars Christian Bale, debuted at No. 2 over the weekend banking around $43 million in box office sales.
Continue reading Common's "Terminator Salvation" Blasts $43 Mil Opening Weekend [Video].
May 24, 2009 2:00 PM
DMX recently announced his return to the recording booth with Ruff Ryder associates Jadakiss and Swizz Beatz for the "Who's Real" remix.
Continue reading DMX Reunites W/ Jadakiss, "Check That Sh*t Out Son" [Video].
May 24, 2009 12:00 PM
Miami hitmaker Scott Storch has reportedly been ordered to pay a film producer $750,000 who sued him over a breach of contract and civil theft suit last year.
Continue reading Scott Storch Ordered To Pay $750K In Civil Suit.
May 24, 2009 10:00 AM
UGK's Bun B recently spoke on the status of hip-hop in today's music sales slump and which Texas emcee could help ignite his homestate's popularity.
May 24, 2009 8:00 AM
G-Unit's 50 Cent reportedly began filming an upcoming movie called Caught in the Crossfire late last week in Michigan.
Continue reading 50 Cent Gets "Caught In The Crossfire," Lands New Movie Role.
May 23, 2009 2:00 PM
Eminem recently justified the delay on Dr. Dre's long-awaited Detox album and said his studio work with the producer forced the project to be pushed back.
May 23, 2009 12:00 PM
Jadakiss recently spoke on Internet gossip and what he has in store for fans with the upcoming group Lox album.
Continue reading Jadakiss On Internet Rumors, "I Ain't Broke & I Ain't Gay" [Video].
May 23, 2009 10:00 AM
The family of slain rapper Roderick "Dolla" Burton has addressed the prime murder suspect's claim of self-defense and discussed their take on what really went down.
May 23, 2009 8:00 AM
Nick Cannon has ended his racial rant against Eminem despite the rapper's inability to accept or respect the controversial comments Slim Shady made on a song about his wife, Mariah Carey.
Continue reading Nick Cannon Deads Eminem Feud, "I Said What I Had To Say".
May 22, 2009 5:16 PM
A judge has denied T.I.'s request for a two-week prison delay and placement in a minimum-security facility located in Georgia.
Continue reading Update: T.I. Denied Prison Delay, Must Begin Sentence Next Week.
May 22, 2009 5:10 PM
Dr. Dre has weighed in on the overall quality of Eminem's Relapse album and hinted at the rapper's obsessive work ethic.
Continue reading Dr. Dre On Eminem's "Relapse" LP, "It's Hardcore Dark Comedy".
May 22, 2009 4:00 PM
Southern rapper Warren "Bubba Sparxxx" Mathis was reportedly arrested earlier this week on drug possession charges in Florida.
Continue reading Bubba Sparxxx Busted At Hooters On Drug Charges, Posts $2K Bail.
May 22, 2009 3:40 PM
After Jay-Z confirmed reports of ending business ties with Def Jam Records this week, the rapper's Roc Nation company is now reportedly set to follow Motown's iconic business model.
Continue reading Jay-Z's Roc Nation Looks To Motown For Biz Model.
May 22, 2009 3:30 PM
The primary suspect behind the fatal shooting of Roderick "Dolla" Burton has pleaded not guilty to both assault and murder charges.
May 22, 2009 2:15 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Artis "Coolio" Ivey appeared in court today (May 22) on drug possession charges stemming from an arrest earlier this year.
Continue reading Judge Urges Coolio To Take The Plea Bargain.
May 22, 2009 2:02 PM
Hip-Hop lawyer Paul Bergrin, whose client list include Lil Kim and Queen Latifah, was reportedly arrested and charged with murder and conspiring to murder a witness in a drug case this week.
Continue reading Lil Kim Attorney Charged W/ Murder & Conspiracy.
May 22, 2009 12:20 PM
Fat Joe associate Pistol Pete has called out Terror Squad collaborator DJ Khaled for not supporting the rap group he says was responsible for building his career.
May 22, 2009 12:15 PM
On the heels of Cam'ron's album being released, Jim Jones has again sparked talks of a Dipset reunion with Cam'ron.
Continue reading Jim Jones Calls On Cam'ron For Dipset Comeback, "I Love Reunions".
May 22, 2009 10:57 AM
The Clipse's Pusha T recently spoke on the duos upcoming album Till The Casket Drops and why they are moving past their signature Neptunes production.
May 22, 2009 9:54 AM
Alfamega's manager, Dexter Decks Spencer, has spoken on the recent reports involving his client working with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and gave an update on the emcee's current condition.
Continue reading Alfamega's Manager Breaks Silence, "People Should Have More Compassion".
PULSE REPORT: Jay-Z Drops Def Jam, Jim Jones Still Wants Dipset Reunion, 50 Cent Ends Beef W/ Rick Ross
May 22, 2009 12:00 AM
In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Jay-Z leaving Def Jam, Jim Jones still hoping for a Dipset reunion, 50 Cent calling it quits on Rick Ross beef, Method Man & Redman rejecting The Roots, and the murder of Akon's artist Dolla.
May 21, 2009 5:21 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Clifford "T.I." Harris has reportedly requested additional time before reporting to jail next week and placement in a safer facility near his Georgia home.
Continue reading T.I. Requests Prison Delay, Seeks Minimum Security Facility Near Home.
May 21, 2009 4:57 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has reportedly agreed to perform at the upcoming 2009 BET Awards in California next month.
Continue reading Eminem To Make BET Awards Return.
May 21, 2009 4:55 PM
Blockbuster actor Will Smith has reportedly been chosen to produce and possibly star in the upcoming film The American Can based on Hurricane Katrina.
Continue reading Will Smith To Play Hurricane Katrina Hero In "The American Can".
May 21, 2009 4:00 PM
Blackwall Street leader The Game has announced upcoming tour dates for performances in the U.K. this summer.
Continue reading The Game Announces International Tour Dates.
May 21, 2009 3:30 PM
Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z has confirmed reports which claimed he has purchased the remainder of his business contract with Def Jam Records, including his unreleased Blueprint 3 album obligation.
May 21, 2009 3:00 PM
The tracklisting for Fabolous' upcoming album Loso's Way has reportedly leaked online revealing each song and the rapper's guest appearances which include Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Ne-Yo.
Continue reading Jay-Z & Lil Wayne Go "Loso's Way," Fabolous Tracklisting Leaks.
May 21, 2009 2:00 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has announced plans to kick-off a Stay In School Benefit Concert in Illinois next month.
May 21, 2009 12:10 PM
Rapper-turned-actor Common recently spoke on his role in the upcoming Terminator Salvation film and returning to the big screen.
Continue reading Common Breaks Down "Terminator" Role, "I'm Pretty Good W/ Guns" [Video].
May 21, 2009 11:00 AM
Lil Wayne's highly-anticipated album The Rebirth has reportedly been pushed back again, this time to mid-summer.
Continue reading Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Pushed Back, Set For Mid-Summer Release.
May 21, 2009 10:50 AM
After nearly five months of verbal jabs, G-Unit associate DJ Whoo Kid has said 50 Cent's rap beef with Rick Ross is finished.
May 21, 2009 12:00 AM
Hot off the press this week Rihanna gets her freak on, Russell Simmon's piece catches an attitude, Lauren London's carrying a Lil' Weezy and Akon gets an overseas chick "Knocked Up."
May 20, 2009 6:15 PM
Producers Play-N-Skillz have cleared the air on their unpaid work for Lil Wayne's Tha Carter III and denied reports of them filing a lawsuit against Cash Money Records.
May 20, 2009 5:52 PM
The prime suspect in the death of 21 year-old rapper Roderick "Dolla" Burton has been officially charged with two counts of assault and one count of murder.
Continue reading Dolla's Murder Suspect Charged, Claims He Acted In Self-Defense.
May 20, 2009 4:30 PM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently spoke on his determination to match the success of Get Rich or Die Tryin' and how he plans to attack his acting career.
May 20, 2009 4:19 PM
Eminem's long-awaited comeback album Relapse is reportedly en route to sell at least 650,000 copies its first week, which will make it the biggest first-week sales for 2009.
Continue reading Eminem's "Relapse" To Sell 650K In First Week, No. 1 Album Of 2009.
May 20, 2009 3:00 PM
Terror Squad leader Fat Joe's upcoming J.O.S.E. 2 album has reportedly been pushed back to next month due to sample clearance issues.
Continue reading Fat Joe's "J.O.S.E. 2" Forced To Lean Back, "The Album Is Coming".
Kanye West Takes On Paparazzi & Their Pics Of Today's Stars, "Jay-Z Is Frank Sinatra & Lil Wayne Is Jimmy Hendrix"
May 20, 2009 1:25 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has addressed the emergence of paparazzi and what he says is a lack of photography skills when shooting artists such as Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Beyonce.
May 20, 2009 12:09 PM
Method Man has responded to The Roots' Questlove, who recently called out the Wu-Tang rapper for requesting to perform without The Roots' backing for an upcoming "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" show performance.
May 20, 2009 11:40 AM
Rap newcomer Asher Roth has offered his take on Eminem's comeback album, Relapse, and described his respect for the rapper's ability to unveil his personal life musically.
Continue reading Asher Roth On Eminem's "Relapse" LP, "It's Very Aggressive & Dark".
Cam'ron's Crime Pays-Off At No. 3, Rick Ross Goes The Whole 9, Paul Wall & Gucci Mane Shine Up The Charts
May 20, 2009 11:00 AM
In this week's Sales Wrap, Cam'ron makes his long-awaited return atop the urban releases, Rick Ross stays within Top 10 and Paul Wall and Gucci Mane hit the charts.
May 20, 2009 11:00 AM
St. Louis rapper Baby Huey was reportedly dropped from a concert alongside Nelly and the St. Lunatics over the weekend after reports emerged that he may have been the target of a triple-homicide in his hometown earlier this month.
May 20, 2009 8:42 AM
Days after pleading not guilty to assault charges, the alleged footage from the scuffle, featuring Jim Jones and crew on a Florida boardwalk, has emerged online.
Continue reading Jim Jones Alleged Teen Assault Footage Emerges Online [Video].
May 19, 2009 5:22 PM
Cam'ron's long-awaited comeback album Crime Pays will reportedly land within Nielsen Soundscan's Top 5 with roughly 42,000 sold records in its first week.
Continue reading Cam'ron's "Crime Pays" To Snatch No. 3, Sales Hit 42K In First Week.
May 19, 2009 4:51 PM
After initial reports stated T.I. would have his 366-day sentence reduced to nearly 60 days due to home detention credits, a U.S. Attorney's Office rep has clarified the rapper's actual time behind bars.
May 19, 2009 2:15 PM
Redman and Busta Rhymes have voiced their opinions on the statements made by Joe Budden last week regarding Method Man's rhyming skills in today's rap climate.
May 19, 2009 1:50 PM
The marketing strategies behind Eminem's long-awaited Relapse project have been exposed which shows the rapper's extensive usage of Twitter and the possibility of his album becoming the first to reach platinum status of 2009.
May 19, 2009 1:40 PM
With his second album, Unleashed, due to hit stores this summer SOHH sat down with Hurricane Chris for details on the disc and to see how he feels about accusations that he lifted Lil' Wayne's style in recent recordings.
May 19, 2009 1:25 PM
G-Unit's Tony Yayo has continued his taunts towards Rick Ross by calling out ross supporters Ja Rule and Lil Wayne.
May 19, 2009 1:05 PM
Hip-Hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs has offered his condolences after learning of 21 year-old Roderick "Dolla" Burton's shooting death, which took place Monday (May 18) afternoon in California.
Continue reading Diddy Pays Homage To Dolla After Shooting Death, "He Was A Good Kid".
May 19, 2009 1:00 PM
Bang Bang Boogie's Mysonne recently addressed the lack of research done on rappers within hip-hop and why he cannot respect T.I. for cutting ties with Alfamega.
May 19, 2009 12:20 PM
Torrence "Lil Boosie" Hatch's Trill Entertainment executives Melvin Vernell and Marcus Roach have reportedly been linked to the 2005 attempted murder of rapper Bruce "Beelow" Moore.
May 19, 2009 11:10 AM
Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has come to the defense of Method Man and warned Joe Budden about his recent comments, wherein he challenged Method's rap skills after he viewed the results of Vibe's "Best Rapper Alive" list.
Continue reading Raekwon To Joe Budden, "You Gotta Watch Your Mouth".
May 19, 2009 10:00 AM
With albums hitting stores today from Busta Rhymes, Eminem, Redman & Method Man, and DJ Drama, Busta offers his views on today's releases and how they will affect the rap music industry.
May 19, 2009 9:00 AM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges stemming from his airport scuffle with a photographer last year in California.
Continue reading Kanye West Pleads "Not Guilty" To Airport Scuffle Charges.
May 19, 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 Eminem.
May 18, 2009 10:00 PM
Akon's Konvict Music recording artist Roderick "Dolla" Burton was fatally shot Monday (May 18) afternoon after an altercation took place in a California shopping center.
Continue reading BREAKING: Akon's Artist Dolla Fatally Shot, Murder Suspect Identified.
May 18, 2009 5:34 PM
Rick Ross recently shared his thoughts on fashion and expressed his desire to possibly venture out with his own clothing lines for larger men.
May 18, 2009 5:15 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Clifford "T.I." Harris will reportedly serve around 60 days behind bars, 305 days less than his original sentence for felony gun charges case.
Continue reading T.I.'s Prison Sentence Reportedly Cut Short, 60 Days Behind Bars.
May 18, 2009 5:00 PM
DJ Drama has revealed more details revolving around a copyright infringement lawsuit filed against him from Lil Wayne's record company, Cash Money, and where his relationship stands with the rap star.
Continue reading DJ Drama Breaks Down Lil Wayne Lawsuit, "I've Spoken To Baby" [Video].
May 18, 2009 1:25 PM
After catching a backlash for calling out Melle Mel and Method Man, who ranked high on Vibe "Best Rapper Alive" list, Joe Budden has clarified his past statements.
May 18, 2009 12:25 PM
Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has called out 50 Cent's street credibility and questioned why the rapper has kept quiet since his jewelery robbery last year in Africa.
May 18, 2009 12:00 PM
Former Death Row Records artist, Crooked I, recently spoke on the bad rap Suge Knight receives from the music industry and offered advice to individuals intimidated by the bodyguard-turned-rap mogul.
May 18, 2009 11:00 AM
The mother of Rick Ross' son, Tia Kemp, has announced her association with 50 Cent's G-Unit and continued to question Ross' credibility.
Continue reading Rick Ross' Baby Mama Announces 50 Cent Allegiance, "I Am G-Unit" [Video].
Eminem Backs Off Nick Cannon Taunts, "I Had No Idea He Was Going To Start Wildin' Out On Me" [Audio]
May 18, 2009 10:15 AM
Nearly two weeks after Nick Cannon's threats of ending Eminem's career, Slim Shady has responded to the Nickelodeon star and explained the message behind his initial diss song, "Bagpipes From Baghdad."
May 18, 2009 12:00 AM
A man was reportedly shot after a Drake and Sly Polaroid concert that took place over the weekend in Illinois.
Continue reading Drake Concert Ends In Gunfire, Victim Survives Near-Fatal Shooting.
May 17, 2009 12:00 PM
Flipmode leader Busta Rhymes recently spoke on his thoughts on rap retirement and declared his aim to enhance hip-hop's craft into his 60's.
May 17, 2009 8:00 AM
Byrd Gang leader Jim Jones reportedly pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery charges against a 17 year-old stemming from an alleged attack earlier this year at a performance in Florida.
Continue reading Jim Jones Pleads "Not Guilty" For Assault On Teenager.
May 17, 2009 12:05 AM
Just over a week after leaked photos of Rihanna and Cassie hit the Internet, statistics have shown both R&B singers' recent sales have not increased.
Continue reading Rihanna & Cassie Nude Photos Fail To Dress Up Singers' Sales.
May 17, 2009 12:00 AM
Jaz-O recently updated fans on his stance against Jay-Z and promised to keep all of his shots on records.
Continue reading Jaz-O Keeps Jay-Z Beef On Wax, "I Ain't Taking The Guns Out" [Video].
Pulse Report: Lil Wayne's New-New Baby On Deck, Eminem Fuels Beef W/Nick Cannon, Method Man Vs Joe Budden
May 17, 2009 12:00 AM
In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Eminem pissing off Nick Cannon, Lil Wayne expecting another child, Joe Budden taking on Method Man, more Rick Ross credibility questions, and Soulja Boy dreaming of a "classic" Jay-Z collaboration.
May 16, 2009 2:00 PM
Philadelphia rapper Cassidy recently updated fans on his career status and discussed his reasons for going the independent route.
Continue reading Cassidy Turns Down Major Record Labels, "I'd Rather Have My Freedom".
May 16, 2009 12:00 PM
Jadakiss recently offered details on his next album, tentatively titled Top 5 Dead Or Alive, which is set for release early next year.
May 16, 2009 10:00 AM
Mase and DMX recently spoke via a radio station interview about the former Ruff Ryder leader's prison stint and what fans could now expect from the reformed emcee.
Busta Rhymes Reacts To Alfamega's & Rick Ross' Law Past, "The Universe Will Deal W/ A Muthaf*cka" [Video]
May 16, 2009 8:00 AM
With allegations swirling about Alfamega being a DEA informant and Rick Ross being a former corrections officer, SOHH caught up with Busta Rhymes to get his thoughts on these recent rap relevations.
BREAKING: Dipset Enforcer Arrested After 3 Year Police Hunt, Murder Charges Involving Diplomat Mixtapes
May 16, 2009 12:52 AM
Dipset associate Carlos Thompson was reportedly arrested in New Jersey on Friday (May 15) after being on the run from authorities and featured on "America's Most Wanted" for over three years.
May 15, 2009 5:34 PM
Dipset's Cam'ron recently dismissed rumors of a possible rap beef existing against Jim Jones and Juelz Santana and updated fans on his stance with them.
Continue reading Cam'ron Kills Dipset Beef Rumors, "I Want Juelz To Do Good" [Video].
May 15, 2009 4:47 PM
Joe Budden's recent rant against Vibe Magazine's "Best Rapper Alive" list, in which he attacked hip-hop pioneer Melle Mel has prompted the Furious Five rapper to respond in kind.
May 15, 2009 3:25 PM
Less than 24 hours since his release from a 90 day prison stint, DMX reportedly kicked off an 11-date nationwide tour.
Continue reading DMX Hits The Road For Post-Prison Tour.
May 15, 2009 2:00 PM
Redman recently spoke on the possibility of leaving his current label and joining forces with Eminem's Shady Records and complimented their focus on "hip-hop."
Continue reading Redman To Eminem, "I Will Leave [Def Jam] Right Now For Shady" [Video].
May 15, 2009 1:48 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Clifford "T.I." Harris will be forced to turn himself in to an Arkansas federal prison for his jail stint beginning no later than May 26th.
Continue reading T.I. Headed Out-Of-State For Prison Bid, Begins Sentence May 26.
May 15, 2009 12:30 PM
Yung Joc has confirmed reports stating he is suing Diddy's Bad Boy and Block Entertainment over "outrageous clearance fees" plus unpaid royalties and advances for his first two projects.
May 15, 2009 12:05 PM
Miami rapper Rick Ross recently discussed his thoughts on the release of Ricky "Freeway" Ross from a 14 year prison sentence and his anticipation to work with the former drug trafficker.
May 15, 2009 11:10 AM
Redman recently spoke on the new wave of rappers within hip-hop and his admiration for today's popular emcees including Lil Wayne and Young Jeezy.
May 15, 2009 10:45 AM
The Game recently announced the title of his forthcoming LP, The R.E.D. Album, and explained why he's now looking to touch on topics outside of rap beefs.
May 15, 2009 10:30 AM
The Lox frontman Jadakiss recently spoke on his former boss Diddy wanting to release the group's upcoming album on Bad Boy Entertainment and shared his thoughts on the record industry.
May 14, 2009 5:26 PM
Cam'ron's long-awaited Crime Pays album is reportedly en route to sell up to 45,000 copies in its first week in stores.
Continue reading Cam'ron's "Crime Pays" Predicted To Sell 45K In First Week.
May 14, 2009 4:27 PM
Responding to an on-air diss by Joe Budden, Method Man shot back at his former Def Jam labelmate and said he'd "meet any challenge from any challenger."
Continue reading Method Man To Joe Budden, "Stop Being A Cry Baby" [Audio].
May 14, 2009 3:45 PM
G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently spoke on the negative attention his camp receives and the chances of Rick Ross' new album selling over 500,000 copies.
May 14, 2009 1:05 PM
50 Cent's upcoming film Streets of Blood, which co-stars Val Kilmer and Sharon Stone, will not be released in theaters but will hit retail stores on DVD this summer.
May 14, 2009 12:05 PM
Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon recently spoke on Dr. Dre and the revolving door at Aftermath records that has failed to retain some artists, including Rakim, Eve and Busta Rhymes.
May 14, 2009 11:27 AM
Geto Boys' William "Willie D" Dennis was reportedly arrested last night (May 13) at Bush Intercontinental Airport over an alleged eBay scam involving iPhones.
Continue reading Geto Boys' Willie D Arrested Over iPhone Scams, Faces 20 Years In Prison.
May 14, 2009 11:10 AM
Earl "DMX" Simmons was reportedly freed from an Arizona jail after 90-days behind bars on drug and animal cruelty charges.
Continue reading DMX Reportedly Freed From Jail After 90-Day Stint.
May 14, 2009 11:00 AM
Eminem associate DJ Whoo Kid recently spoke on the controversy between Em and Nick Cannon, and identified Mariah Carey as the center of the beef.
May 14, 2009 10:35 AM
Jay-Z's rider, or lists of items requested, for his "Last Smash Bash" concert has hit the net and includes a $400K Maybach for transportation and detailed gourmet and alcohol products.
Continue reading Jay-Z's Concert Demands Exposed, Rapper Needs Maybach & Champagne.
May 14, 2009 9:00 AM
In this week's Sales Wrap, Chrisette Michele lands atop the competition, Ciara returns opening at No. 3 and debuts by Skull Gang and DJ Paul fall off the charts.
May 14, 2009 7:20 AM
50 Cent and Forest Whitaker have been chosen to star in the upcoming movie remake Jekyll and Hyde.
Continue reading 50 Cent & Forest Whitaker To Remake Classic Horror Film.
HOT PRESS: Kanye West's Twitter Tantrum, Jennifer Hudson's Rules Of Engagement & Swizz and Alicia's Exposed Love
May 14, 2009 12:00 AM
Hot off the press this week, Jennifer Hudson finds Prince Charming, Kanye West has a Twitter tantrum, Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz take their love to the streets and Lala loses her temper.
May 13, 2009 5:24 PM
Skull Gang leader Juelz Santana recently spoke on the lessons he learned as a contracted artist via Cam'ron and how Busta Rhymes inspired him.
May 13, 2009 4:48 PM
Eminem recently spoken about the heat he has taken from media outlets and protest groups for his controversial lyrics and pointed to shows like "South Park" and "Family Guy" that, he says, are often overlooked.
May 13, 2009 4:20 PM
The man who recently sued Snoop Dogg for $22 million over an alleged assault at a Seattle concert has announced plans to release a book detailing the event.
Continue reading Snoop Dogg Beatdown Victim Inks Book, "I'm Just Telling The Real Story".
May 13, 2009 1:55 PM
Southern rapper Torrence "Lil Boosie" Hatch recently released a video addressing his recent arrest on assault and battery charges and showcasing his confidence in beating the case.
Continue reading Lil Boosie Released From Jail, "I Still Won't Get Convicted" [Video].
May 13, 2009 12:30 PM
Grammy-winning artists T.I., Beyonce, Lil Wayne and more have been announced as nominee leaders for next month's 2009 BET Awards in California.
Continue reading T.I., Lil Wayne & Beyonce Lead 2009 BET Awards, Jamie Foxx To Host.
May 13, 2009 12:10 PM
As tensions continue to rise with the popularity of rap beefs, Canibus has emerged into the spotlight to make peace with his one-time rap nemesis LL Cool J.
May 13, 2009 11:30 AM
Former G-Unit member The Game recently spoke on his affiliation with Rick Ross and what his partnership with the "Boss" represents.
May 13, 2009 11:15 AM
The mother of Rick Ross' son, Tia Kemp, has continued to call out the rapper and claims he may have to change his rap alias in the near future.
May 13, 2009 10:30 AM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has addressed rumors claiming he has a Twitter account and explained the reasons he does not utilize the social networking tool.
Continue reading Kanye West Ends Tweet Talk, "I Don't Have A F*cking Twitter".
May 13, 2009 12:05 AM
Former Grand Hustle rapper Cedric "Alfamega" Zellars was recently arrested on felony gun and obstruction charges after an altercation with Georgia police late last month.
May 12, 2009 5:52 PM
XXL Magazine Editor-In-Chief Datwon Thomas has reportedly left his position at the publication after just over a year.
Continue reading XXL Editor-In-Chief Resigns From Publication.
May 12, 2009 4:00 PM
Konvict labelhead Akon has announced plans to launch his own line of fragrances, which will place him in direct competition with hip-hop moguls Diddy and Jay-Z.
Continue reading Akon Makes Scents W/ Diddy & Jay-Z, Singer Announces Fragrance Lines.
May 12, 2009 2:00 PM
A celebrity sunglass customizer has come forward to defend claims that Rick Ross' Louis Vuitton frames are fake.
May 12, 2009 1:30 PM
50 Cent recently talked about the anticipation for Eminem's upcoming Relapse release and promised fans more quality material.
Continue reading 50 Cent Weighs In On "Relapse," "There's So Much Material" [Video].
May 12, 2009 12:20 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne and Denzel Washington have been announced to appear at the upcoming MTV Movie Awards later this month.
Continue reading Lil Wayne & Denzel Washington Suit Up For MTV Movie Awards 2009.
May 12, 2009 12:05 PM
Teen rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em has promised his next album, The DeAndre Way, will become an instant platinum-certified release and dished out his aim to recruit artists like Kanye West and Lil Wayne for guest spots.
May 12, 2009 11:32 AM
Grammy-winning rapper Artis "Coolio" Ivey has discussed his recent drug possession charges and proclaimed his innocence.
May 12, 2009 11:00 AM
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has reportedly decided to take 200 laid-off Detroit autoworkers to an all-expenses paid trip to the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show this week.
May 12, 2009 10:36 AM
Corey "C-Murder" Miller has had a lawsuit filed against him from a nightclub owner placed on hold until his murder trial has been settled this summer.
Continue reading C-Murder Nightclub Lawsuit On Hold, Attempted Murder Trial Comes First.
May 12, 2009 10:00 AM
Ja Rule, Reverend Al Sharpton and others joined T.I. Monday (May 11) afternoon in New York City to speak out against gun violence.
Continue reading Ja Rule Steps Out W/ T.I. & Rev Al For NYC Anti-Gun Rally.
May 12, 2009 9:08 AM
Cam'ron recently spoke on his past thoughts of retirement and his inability to hang up the mic.
Continue reading Cam'ron Refuses To Quit Rap, "I Can't Stop Even If I Wanna" [Video].
May 12, 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 Rihanna.
May 11, 2009 5:45 PM
Former G-Unit member The Game recently spoke on his admiration for ex-boss 50 Cent and described the numerous ways the Forbes-lister has inspired him.
Continue reading The Game Follows 50 Cent's Footsteps, "I'm On That N*gga's A**" [Video].
May 11, 2009 5:20 PM
Chicago-based emcee Twista talked to SOHH about his upcoming album, Category F5, which features Chi-Town heavyweights R. Kelly and Kanye West, among others.
May 11, 2009 4:50 PM
Eminem's official deejay, The Alchemist, recently spoke on what fans should expect from the upcoming release of Relapse and how it could possibly become an instant classic.
May 11, 2009 2:40 PM
With estimated 56,000 copies sold since its February release, 50 Cent's latest video game Blood on the Sand has failed to live up to the sales numbers set by his former project.
Continue reading 50 Cent Struggles W/ "Blood On The Sand" Sales, 56K Sold To Date [Video].
May 11, 2009 1:15 PM
Dancehall legend Beenie Man recently spoke out against performers with law enforcement backgrounds and explained how they put themselves in danger when performing in Jamaica.
Continue reading Beenie Man Warns Rick Ross, "Jamaica Don't Do Police" [Video].
May 11, 2009 11:30 AM
G-Unit's Lloyd Banks recently spoke on his departure from Interscope Records and the shady practices which allegedly take place at the renowned record label.
Continue reading Lloyd Banks Talks Life After Interscope, "It's Their Loss" [Audio].
May 11, 2009 11:03 AMPreparing for his anti-gun speech today (May 11) in New York City, T.I. has written an open-letter that discloses his past mistakes and determination to make a positive change in the lives of others.
May 11, 2009 10:37 AM
The mother of Rick Ross' son, Tia Kemp, recently discussed the sex tape of Ross' other baby's mama and expressed her concern for the woman's children.
May 11, 2009 10:20 AM
Trick Daddy recently returned to the radio airwaves to dish out more details on what sparked Rick Ross' recent disses and to explain his primary focus.
May 11, 2009 8:30 AM
Mos Def's new film Next Day Air, which co-stars Mike Epps and Donald Faison, debuted at No. 6 over the weekend banking in around $4 million in box office sales.
Continue reading Mos Def's "Next Day Air" Delivers $4 Mil Opening Weekend [Video].
May 10, 2009 1:00 PM
Murder Inc. head Irv Gotti recently spoke on the shady dealings of the music industry and the common practice of supporting what is popular at the moment.
May 10, 2009 1:00 PM
Tity Boi and Dolla Boy of the Atlanta based duo Playaz Circle recently spoke to SOHH about the leak of their new Lil' Wayne-assisted single, and how the internet disrupted their plans.
Continue reading Playaz Circle Foiled By Internet Leak, "Somebody Gotta Get Punished".
May 10, 2009 11:00 AM
Rapper-turned-actor Common recently spoke on the possiblity of having a role in the upcoming A-Team film and described his anticipation of giving Mr. T's character a fresh look.
Continue reading Common Talks "A-Team" Re-Make, "I Can't Do The Mohawk".
May 10, 2009 9:00 AM
Reverend Run's son, Joseph "Jojo" Simmons, was released Saturday (May 9) after being arrested a day prior on multiple drug charges when caught in New York City purchasing marijuana.
May 9, 2009 12:00 PM
Dipset leader Cam'ron recently announced plans to hit the road with Jadakiss next month on a tour tentatively called "The Bosses."
Continue reading Cam'ron & Jadakiss Link For Hot Summer, "We Goin' On Tour" [Video].
May 9, 2009 10:00 AM
An Arizona judge has ruled against the media's usage of cameras during an upcoming trial for Lil Wayne, who faces multiple drug and weapons charges from an arrest last year.
Continue reading Lil Wayne Felony Trial Bans Cameras, Judge Rules In Rapper's Favor.
May 9, 2009 9:01 AM
West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg has been cleared of his $22 million assault and battery case filed against him over an alleged beatdown from a 2005 concert.
Continue reading Snoop Dogg's $22 Mil Beatdown Case Tossed, Rapper's Name Cleared.
May 9, 2009 8:00 AM
Run-DMC founder Reverend Run's son, Joseph "Jojo" Simmons, was reportedly arrested last night (May 8) on multiple drug charges and resisting arrest when caught in New York City purchasing marijuana.
Continue reading Rev Run's Son Busted On Weed Charges, Attempted Escape.
May 8, 2009 10:30 PM
Nick Cannon has responded to Eminem's recent attack on him and his wife Mariah Carey by offering to end the rapper's career if their differences are not settled in a timely manner.
May 8, 2009 5:46 PM
R&B singers Cassie, Rihanna and Kelis have reportedly had nude images of them stolen and circulated online, which has caused a stir on the internet and in their camps.
May 8, 2009 5:07 PM
Rick Ross recently toned down his past taunts towards Eminem, even admitting to being a fan, but he said the rapper's return from a five-year hiatus has delivered less than impressive results.
May 8, 2009 4:27 PM
The Game recently began talks of a new album but informed fans that the project is still in its early stages and without complete direction.
May 8, 2009 3:20 PM
Mobb Deep's Prodigy recently inked an open letter to Esquire writer Stephen Marche in response to his piece on conspiracy theorists and explained where Marche went wrong.
May 8, 2009 2:25 PM
Renowned producer DJ Premier has weighed in with his thoughts on how beef among beatmakers should be handled.
May 8, 2009 2:00 PM
The Lox's Jadakiss recently gave advice on what rappers need in order to compete in today's latest form of free publicity--rap beefs.
May 8, 2009 1:30 PM
Konvict labelhead Akon and the Black Eyed Peas have been chosen to co-headline next month's Virgin Music Festival in Canada.
Continue reading Akon & Black Eyed Peas Hit The Road, Headline Virgin Music Festival.
May 8, 2009 10:30 AM
Rick Ross recently attempted to justify his controversial claim that Trick Daddy has AIDS, not lupus, and said the fellow Miami rapper should have come clean about his disease on his own terms.
Continue reading Rick Ross Stands By Trick Daddy Diss, "Be Real From The Jump" [Video].
May 8, 2009 9:35 AM
Murder Inc. head Irv Gotti has broken his silence on the shaky business relationship between himself and Ashanti and said his next move is to drop her.
Continue reading Irv Gotti Closes Chapter On Ashanti, "I'm Gonna Just Drop Her" [Video].
Pulse Report: Eminem's Relapse Leaks, T.I. Boots Alfamega From Grand Hustle, Trick Daddy Threatens To Whoop Rick Ross
May 8, 2009 12:00 AM
In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Eminem's Relapse leaking two weeks early, T.I. kicking Alfamega out of Grand Hustle for being accused of snitching, Irv Gotti letting Ashanti go, Trick Daddy planning to discipline Rick Ross for misbehaving, and Drake
offering a written rule to new rappers.
May 7, 2009 10:45 PM
Grand Hustle CEO Clifford "T.I." Harris has broken his silence on the recent reports of Alfamega being a former informant for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and has reportedly ended all business ties with the rapper.
May 7, 2009 6:35 PM
Rapper Lil Kim has announced plans to release a tell-all book called The Price of Loyalty which will focus on her time behind bars in 2005.
Continue reading Lil Kim Inking Tell-All Book, "It's About The Time I Stayed In Prison".
May 7, 2009 5:41 PM
Renowned movie producer Judd Apatow recently dished out his experience working with rapper-turned-actor Sean "Diddy" Combs on their new film and said the rap mogul has a funny side.
May 7, 2009 4:49 PM
Mobb Deep producer The Alchemist recently gave fans an update on the status of Prodigy who is currently serving three and a half years behind bars.
May 7, 2009 4:22 PM
Grand Hustle associate DJ Drama has reacted to the recent reports claiming Alfamega worked with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and said T.I. would soon address the media.
Continue reading DJ Drama On Alfamega's DEA Connection, "T.I. Is Preparing To Speak".
May 7, 2009 4:00 PM
Soulja Boy Tell Em recently discussed his goals within hip-hop and why he would like his music to reach beyond the teen set.
May 7, 2009 4:00 PM
As Mother's Day approaches, Teairra Mari, Ryan Leslie, DJ Drama and Gorilla Zoe reveal to SOHH how they plan to spend the holiday.
Continue reading Ryan Leslie, Gorilla Zoe & More Reveal Their Mother's Day Plans.
May 7, 2009 3:50 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem recently spoke on the focus for his comeback album Relapse and promised fans to expect a sound similar to his first two projects as an Aftermath artist.
May 7, 2009 3:00 PM
Dipset leader Cam'ron recently spoke on Lil Wayne's impact on hip-hop and said the rapper's recent success has been a long time coming.
Continue reading Cam'ron Gives Lil Wayne Thumbs Up, "That's My Lil' Man" [Video].
May 7, 2009 10:33 AM
The Roots' Black Thought has clarified his statement concerning Will Smith and the actor's failure to help other Philadelphia rappers, and promised he meant Smith no disrespect.
Continue reading Black Thought Re-Thinks Will Smith Comment, "I Would Never Try To Diss".
May 7, 2009 10:17 AM
Blockbuster actor Will Smith recently spoke on who he felt could portray the role of an African-American James Bond character and gave an update on the Men In Black III movie.
May 7, 2009 8:30 AM
Jay-Z's new Rocawear sneaker, the R+, has had its images leaked online as the hip-hop mogul prepares to release them to retail stores next month.
Continue reading Jay-Z Laces Up For New R+ Sneakers, Kicks Set For June Release.
May 7, 2009 12:00 AM
Hot off the press this week Cassie bares her itty bitties, Aretha Franklin is the mad hatter, Paula Abdul spills on her pill popping problem, Jacko's "Thriller" co-star goes in for the kill and TLC secrets come to light.
May 6, 2009 5:32 PM
The Roots' Black Thought recently spoke on the lack of unity between Philadelphia rappers and why past emcees like Will Smith should have made stronger efforts.
Continue reading The Roots' Black Thought Accuses Will Smith Of Un-Brotherly Love .
May 6, 2009 3:00 PM
Donnell Rawlings of The Chapelle's Show fame has selected the winner of his month long "Bootleg Comedy & April Fools" Contest.
May 6, 2009 2:50 PM
The mother of Rick Ross' son, Tia Kemp, has continued to leak more pages from her upcoming tell-all book Deeper Than Rap about the Miami rapper.
May 6, 2009 1:32 PM
Kid Cudi recently spoke on what fans could expect from his forthcoming debut album Man on the Moon: The Guardian and admitted to being turned down for features by rappers including Andre 3000.
May 6, 2009 12:55 PM
Trick Daddy opened up this morning (May 6) about Rick Ross' recent taunts and gave his side of the beef with his fellow Miami rapper.
Continue reading Trick Daddy Puts Rick Ross In Time Out, "I Raised His A**" [Audio].
May 6, 2009 12:20 PM
DJ Drama recently addressed the current lawsuit filed against him and other deejays by Cash Money Records, which has reportedly forced Lil Wayne and Baby to stop recording music with him until the case is resolved.
May 6, 2009 12:00 PM
Redman recently spoke about his upcoming collaborative album Blackout 2 and how he was able to convince Methd Man and Bun B to hop on the same record.
Soulja Boy Turns Swag On W/ Top 50 Return, Rick Ross Remains In Top 5, Mike Jones & Tech N9ne Enter The Stage
May 6, 2009 11:00 AM
In this week's Sales Wrap Rick Ross remains the "Boss" at No. 4, Mike Jones and Tech N9ne hit the charts and Soulja Boy turns his swag on to No. 50.
May 6, 2009 8:47 AM
Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap has lost its title as the number one album in the country this week selling over 51,000 copies but remained within Top 5 on the charts.
Continue reading Rick Ross' "Deeper Than Rap" Sells 51K In Week 2, Still Top 5 On Charts.
May 6, 2009 7:55 AM
Disturbing Tha Peace's Chingy will make his return to the hip-hop spotlight later this month with the release of 1st Quarter which features Soulja Boy Tell Em and Gucci Mane.
Continue reading Chingy Makes Digital Return W/ Soulja Boy & Gucci Mane.
May 6, 2009 7:00 AM
Rapper Lil Kim's run on the weekly program "Dancing With The Stars" has come to an end after she was eliminated from the show Tuesday (May 5) night.
Continue reading Lil Kim Cut From "Dancing W/ The Stars," Rapper Loses A Step [Video].
May 5, 2009 5:52 PM
Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap will reportedly lose its title as the number one album in the country this week as iconic singer Bob Dylan's new album is set to debut atop the charts.
Continue reading Rick Ross' "Deeper Than Rap" Loses No. 1 Spot, Falls To Folk Singer.
May 5, 2009 5:30 PM
Hip-Hop mogul Irv Gotti recently spoke about what fans could expect from his second season run of "Gotti's Way" and described his "bad guy" image with his estranged wife, Deb.
Continue reading Irv Gotti Talks "Gotti's Way" Family Problems, "I'm The Bad Guy" [Video].
May 5, 2009 5:15 PM
Dipset leader Cam'ron has kept his word with the announcement of more Internet-only music videos for his upcoming album Crime Pays.
Continue reading Cam'ron Plots More "Crime," "We Gonna Put Out Another 3 Videos" [Video].
May 5, 2009 4:34 PM
Jay-Z's recent show at Arizona's Last Smash Platinum Bash concert last week reportedly failed to generate enough profits causing concert promoters a loss of nearly $1 million.
May 5, 2009 1:17 PM
A judge has allowed rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller to remain on house arrest, avoiding nearly three months in jail until his murder trial begins this summer.
Continue reading C-Murder Dodges Jail Time, Remains On House Arrest .
May 5, 2009 12:30 PM
Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams previously spoke on Lil Wayne's decision to ignore past diss records from 50 Cent and his artist's main focus.
May 5, 2009 11:32 AM
Records have leaked online that reveal T.I.'s artist, Cedric "Alfamega" Zellars, as a one time Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) informant and government witness.
May 5, 2009 10:17 AM
Renowned producer Dr. Dre has emerged from the shadows via Eminem's new song "Old Time's Sake" building anticipation for his long-awaited release, Detox.
Continue reading Dr. Dre Makes Rap Return, "I'm Still Hungry & I'm Back" [Audio].
May 5, 2009 9:30 AM
50 Cent recently discussed his role in the upcoming film Tweleve and explained his character's significance to other characters in the project.
May 5, 2009 8:30 AM
Former Roc-A-Fella artist Tru Life recently called out Diddy's "swagger jacking" and claimed he was the originator of one of Puff's recent antics.
May 5, 2009 12:00 AM
Continue reading Lloyd Banks.
May 4, 2009 4:45 PM
Eminem has reportedly opened up about his past drug problems and revealed his struggles with balancing hip-hop and soberness.
May 4, 2009 4:00 PM
Rapper Lil Kim recently discussed the holdup of her new album and said her work on "Dancing With The Stars" is to blame.
Continue reading Lil Kim Puts Comeback Album On Hold, "My Schedule Is So Crazy" [Video].
May 4, 2009 2:50 PM
A new Rick Ross diss song snippet called "Head of Florida" has hit the Internet where the Miami emcee continues his taunts towards 50 Cent while paying homage to The Game.
May 4, 2009 1:25 PM
Hip-Hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs has confirmed that Red Cafe joined his Bad Boy Entertainment imprint recently and described his aim to bring East Coast rap "up to par."
May 4, 2009 1:20 PM
As an artist who jump-started his career with the help of DJ Clue and the mixtape circuit, Fabolous recently spoke on the status of the overly popular market.
May 4, 2009 12:25 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has officially joined forces with Marvel Comics for a two-part comic book alongside fictional anti-hero The Punisher.
May 4, 2009 12:00 PM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent has revealed his concerns with the upcoming album Before I Self Destruct and explained how he will keep the material up-to-date despite the numerous delays.
May 4, 2009 11:00 AM
As talk of Lloyd Banks leaving Interscope records increases, the G-Unit rapper has revealed his recent collaborations outside of his rap group, including new records with Jadakiss, Fabolous, Juelz Santana.
Continue reading Lloyd Banks Looks Beyond G-Unit & Interscope, "I'm A Grown Man Now".
May 4, 2009 10:30 AM
Former Byrd Gang associate Max B recently discussed the negative impact his upcoming murder trial has had on his music career.
May 4, 2009 9:29 AM
Former G-Unit member Young Buck has touched on his return to the spotlight with his new song "Gotta Love It," which addresses his relationship status with 50 Cent."
May 3, 2009 3:00 PM
"Hi Hater" rapper Maino recently offered a theory for acquiring a southern fanbase as a New York-based emcee.
Continue reading Maino Explains Southern Support, "I'm A Different Design" [Video].
May 3, 2009 11:00 AM
G-Unit's Lloyd Banks recently called out Rick Ross and reminded the Miami rapper of his own past successes with album sales.
Continue reading Lloyd Banks To Rick Ross, "Check My Record-Selling Background" [Audio].
May 3, 2009 9:00 AM
Eminem's 3 a.m. music video debuted Saturday (May 2) night via Cinemax and showed viewers a gruesome depiction of the song's protagonist on a murder spree.
Continue reading Eminem's "3 A.M." Hits Cinemax, Murders The Air Waves [Video].
May 2, 2009 3:30 PM
A man has been sentenced to 70 years behind bars over a 2006 aggravated assault case which involved a car crash with the late Pimp C.
Continue reading Pimp C Car Crash Lands Man 70 Years Behind Bars.
May 2, 2009 3:00 PM
Cam'ron recently discussed his role in the careers of Jim Jones and Juelz Santana and claimed their rap groups, Byrd Gang and Skull Gang respectively, were only created because he refused to relinquish control of The Dipset.
May 2, 2009 2:41 PM
Murder Inc. head Irv Gotti recently spoke on today's celebrity couples and cited Jay-Z as the motivation behind the upsurge in high profile relationships.
May 2, 2009 12:00 PM
Nearly three years since his last solo project hit stores, Busta Rhymes has decided to treat fans to a new mixtape called I Bullsh*t You Not in preparation for his new album's release later this month.
Pulse Report: Nas & Kelis On The Outs, 50 Cent Gives It Up To Rick Ross, Asher Roth Clears Up Racist Blunder
May 2, 2009 12:00 AM
In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, Nas & Kelis calling it quits, 50 Cent commending Rick Ross on his #1 album, Asher Roth apologizing for Twitter misunderstanding, Soulja Boy claiming he ended rappers careers, and Cam'ron having designs on life after rap.
May 1, 2009 6:30 PM
Fox News gives President Barack Obama a thumbs down for his performance in the first 100 days in office.
May 1, 2009 5:45 PM
Cash Money Records co-founder Baby recently defended his public displays of affection for Lil Wayne--including kisses on the mouth--which has become a long-running controversy within the hip-hop community.
May 1, 2009 4:45 PM
Hip-Hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs has announced an industry takeover courtesy of his Bad Boy Entertainment roster and promised a return to the company's past "rap" classic.
May 1, 2009 2:40 PM
Mims, Lil Mama, Kanye West and many other arttists have lost their moms in recent years. In honor of Mother's Day, SOHH remembers mothers who are no longer with us.
May 1, 2009 1:15 PM
After a two year hiatus, Cam'ron returned to the spotlight and revealed that he had taken time off to nurse his mother back to health. Now that his mother has made a recovery, SOHH caught up with Cam to see how he'd be spending Mother's Day.
May 1, 2009 1:00 PM
Former Roc-A-Familia artist Tru Life recently killed rumors of still holding a grudge against Dipset's Cam'ron and Jim Jones and claimed he is currently "beef-free."
May 1, 2009 12:10 PM
Teen sensation Soulja Boy has announced plans to release a third album called The DeAndre Way which chronicles his music business tactics.
May 1, 2009 11:30 AM
G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has backed Eminem as a result of Rick Ross' recent "monkey" and "honkey" labels and said another diss record is on the way.
May 1, 2009 11:00 AM
Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z has reportedly shared his post-concert thoughts on fused music genres after a performance at the University of Arizona earlier this week alongside Kelly Clarkson and Third Eye Blind.
Continue reading Jay-Z Goes Post-Racial, "There Is No Such Thing As Black Music".
May 1, 2009 9:30 AM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent has shared his thoughts on Rick Ross' Deeper Than Rap debut this week and begrudgingly admitted that his rap rival had a successful first week.
May 1, 2009 7:10 AM
Nas' R&B songbird wife Kelis has filed divorce papers citing "irreconcilable differences," after seven years together.
Continue reading Nas & Kelis Call It Quits, Divorce Papers Filed.
May 1, 2009 6:00 AM
After making headlines for controversial statements regarding African Americans, Asher Roth has released a statement in which he aimed to clarify the media gossip.
Continue reading Asher Roth Addresses "Nappy Headed H**s" Quip, Calls Remark "Immature".