June 2009 Archives
June 30, 2009 11:54 PM
Jay-Z recently revealed the details behind his Roc Nation deal with Sony, his Blueprint 3 album distribution with Atlantic Records, and how he was initially turned down by Def Jam for the same proposal.
June 30, 2009 6:17 PM
After speculation of Jay-Z and Covergirl forcing BET to cancel Chris Brown's alleged performance at Sunday (June 28) night's BET Awards 2009, the network has addressed the recent reports.
Continue reading BET Responds To Chris Brown Awards Show Performance Rumors.
June 30, 2009 5:40 PM
Former G-Unit member The Game recently revealed a secret conversation he had with the late Michael Jackson and said the iconic singer aimed to cease his rap war with 50 Cent in 2005.
June 30, 2009 5:20 PM
The Alchemist has denied claims of making $350,000 for a track which was featured on Lil Wayne's Grammy-winning album Tha Carter III.
June 30, 2009 5:05 PM
Drake has confirmed signing a record deal with Lil Wayne's Young Money label and what his experience was like during his publicized bidding war.
June 30, 2009 5:00 PM
With his debut LP, If Tomorrow Comes..., hitting stores today, SOHH caught up with Maino to discuss the long-awaited album and his new Swizz Beatz laced single, "Million Bucks."
Continue reading Maino & Swizz Beatz Share "Million Bucks" For New Album.
June 30, 2009 4:00 PM
Nas recently revealed his opinion on rap newcomer Drake and why the newly signed Young Money emcee's buzz is more than just hype.
June 30, 2009 3:00 PM
Trina recently spoke on the role of women within the rap game and how newcomers like Nicki Minaj will help lead the way to respect in a male-dominated genre.
June 30, 2009 1:43 PM
After 16 years on newsstands, Vibe magazine, the biggest urban music magazines, has ceased publication.
Continue reading Vibe Magazine Folds, Writers React.
June 30, 2009 12:10 PM
50 Cent recently spoke on the success of Soulja Boy Tell Em, while reacting to Charles Hamilton's now infamous video tape wherein Hamilton takes one on the chin from his girlfriend.
June 30, 2009 12:00 PM
Skull Gang leader Juelz Santana recently weighed in on Chris Brown's no-show at last weekend's BET Awards and said Jay-Z was largely responsible.
June 30, 2009 9:04 AM
Grand Hustle's DJ Drama has addressed recent rumors on T.I. being infected by a virus which hit his prison earlier this month and updated fans on the "King's" well-being.
Continue reading DJ Drama Gives T.I. Update, "He'll Be Home Sooner Than Later" [Video].
June 30, 2009 8:25 AM
Former Bad Boy rap star Mase has explained his comeback into the hip-hop spotlight and credited the passing of Michael Jackson as the motivation he needed to pick up the mic once again.
June 30, 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 Lil' Wayne & Drake.
June 29, 2009 4:47 PM
Many BET Awards viewers were outraged when Lil' Wayne and Drake were joined on stage by several pre-teen girls during the performance of their hit song "Every Girl".
Continue reading BET Awards Viewers Outraged Over Lil Wayne and Drake's Performance.
June 29, 2009 4:17 PM
Byrd Gang leader Jim Jones has officially ended his rap dispute with Mason "Mase" Betha and promised his past verbal assaults were due to his age.
Continue reading Jim Jones Deads Mase Beef, "I Apologize For Everything I Did" [Audio].
June 29, 2009 3:15 PM
Former Terror Squad associate Cuban Link recently discussed his current relationship with Fat Joe and revealed the rapper's shady business practices.
Continue reading Cuban Link Takes On Fat Joe, "He Uses People & Throws 'Em Away" [Video].
June 29, 2009 3:00 PM
Young Money associate Nicki Minaj recently spoke on her relationship with Drake and how much of an impact Lil Wayne has had on her career.
June 29, 2009 12:50 PM
Former Bad Boy protege Mase has shown signs of returning to the rap game by appearing on the "Best I Ever Had" remix alongside rap newcomer Drake.
June 29, 2009 12:40 PM
50 Cent recently spoke on the legacy of Michael Jackson and how the iconic singer's presence will likely be impossible to re-create.
June 29, 2009 12:03 PM
After months of speculation, SOHH has learned rap newcomer Drake signed a joint venture record deal ending early talks of him releasing his debut album independently.
Continue reading Drake Signs Major Label Deal, Drops Indie Dream.
June 29, 2009 10:00 AM
Former D-Block member J-Hood has called out Joe Budden's rap group Slaughterhouse and held their age against their rap image.
Continue reading J-Hood Calls Slaughterhouse Snitches, Joe Budden Responds [Video].
June 29, 2009 9:00 AM
Mobb Deep associate Nyce recently spoke on incarcerated rapper Prodigy and revealed how 50 Cent may have him out of prison by the end of 2009.
June 29, 2009 1:26 AM
Former Roc-A-Fella artist Roberto "Tru Life" Rosado has reportedly been indicted on a murder charge and is being forced to remain behind bars in a New York prison.
Continue reading Tru Life Indicted On Murder Charge, Forced To Remain Behind Bars.
June 29, 2009 12:27 AM
Jay-Z's highly-aniticipated "Death of Autotune" music video officially premiered Sunday (June 28) night following the BET Awards 2009 ceremony.
June 28, 2009 11:13 PM
Hip-Hop super couple Beyonce and Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter ignited the BET Awards 2009 ceremony Sunday (June 28) night along with performances by Lil Wayne, Drake, Ne-Yo and more.
June 28, 2009 12:00 PM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently revealed his strategy for staying one step ahead which involves secretly monitoring his competition.
June 28, 2009 10:00 AM
Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J recently spoke on the current rumors of a break-up and why this may be their year to shine.
June 28, 2009 8:00 AM
Fabolous recently spoke on the rap game's need for balance and why, he says, New York rap styles are not getting their fair share.
June 28, 2009 12:05 AM
Days following the unexpected passing of Michael Jackson, the iconic singer's family has released a statement to fans.
June 27, 2009 2:00 PM
Mobb Deep associate The Alchemist recently updated fans on the well-being of incarcerated rapper Prodigy and promised, despite serving a prison sentence, P has been working on his rhymes.
June 27, 2009 12:00 PM
Southern rapper Hurricane Chris has caught heat from a political figure after performing his "Halle Berry" ode in front of the Louisiana Legislature earlier this week.
Styles P Questions Rap Success, "People Who Went Platinum Could Never Say They Got What I Got" [Video]
June 27, 2009 10:00 AM
The Lox's Styles P recently spoke on the misconception of "platinum status" and why his rap group has always placed power and respect over the money.
June 27, 2009 8:00 AM
Hitmaker Akon has reacted to the untimely passing of pop legend Michael Jackson and revealed the singer's strict health guidelines.
June 27, 2009 3:57 AM
Jay-Z's upcoming controversial "Death of Autotune" music video has leaked online featuring nearly a minute of footage from the rapper's upcoming Blueprint 3 album.
Continue reading Jay-Z's "Death Of Autotune" Music Video Teaser Spreads Online [Video].
June 26, 2009 6:24 PM
Rapper-turned-actor Artis "Coolio" Ivey has reportedly pleaded guilty to drug possession today (June 26) and will be forced to enter a drug rehabilitation program.
Continue reading Coolio Pleads Guilty To Cocaine Possession, Cops Plea Deal .
June 26, 2009 5:00 PM
Grammy-winning artists Beyonce, T.I. and Lil Wayne lead this year's upcoming BET Awards 2009 showcase which is set to air this weekend from California.
June 26, 2009 2:27 PM
The Game, Diddy, Chris Brown and more have joined forces to pay tribute to iconic singer Michael Jackson with the tribute-based song "Better On The Other Side."
Continue reading The Game, Diddy & Chris Brown Pay Homage To MJ W/ Tribute Song [Audio].
June 26, 2009 1:00 PM
In this SOHH Exclusive Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj talks about toning down her explicit lyrics while fielding sexual advances from Kanye West's bisexual gal pal Amber Rose.
June 26, 2009 12:33 PM
Michael Jackson's doctor is reportedly been sought after by police today (June 26) and is being linked to having a possible role in the iconic singer's untimely passing.
Continue reading Michael Jackson's Doctor Missing, Allegedly Linked To Singer's Death.
June 26, 2009 11:00 AM
Rap newcomer Drake has reportedly signed a record deal with Universal Records according to various online reports.
Continue reading Drake Reportedly Signing W/ Universal Records.
June 26, 2009 10:45 AM
Rap newcomer Maino has voiced his thoughts on the public's firm grip of hip-hop moguls like Jay-Z and the damaging effect it has on new emcees from the Big Apple trying to make a name for themselves.
June 26, 2009 9:00 AM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently spoke on rap newcomer Drake's industry buzz and hinted at why Universal Motown may be paying to have his records played on the radio.
June 26, 2009 8:30 AM
The Lox's Sheek Louch recently spoke on his current relationship status with Diddy and said despite their past contractual issues, the hip-hop mogul has worked closely with his rap group.
June 26, 2009 6:04 AM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent has released a new song hours after the passing of Michael Jackson in honor of the iconic singer's memory.
Continue reading 50 Cent Drops "Where You Are" Michael Jackson Tribute Song.
June 26, 2009 5:46 AM
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem recently gave fans an update on his forthcoming Relapse 2 album and announced plans to perform at this year's Voodoo Festival in New Orleans.
June 26, 2009 5:12 AM
Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and more have voiced their shock and disbelief to yesterday's unexpected passing of pop superstar Michael Jackson.
Continue reading Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Jim Jones & More React To Michael Jackson's Death.
June 26, 2009 12:00 AM
In this week?s Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, the death of Michael Jackson, 50 Cent commenting on Drake's buzz, Alfamega coming clean on snitch allegations, Charles Hamilton turning down Soulja Boy's swag, and Angel Lola Luv giving Kerrine Steffens the boot.
June 25, 2009 6:15 PM
Iconic pop singer Michael Jackson has died from medical complications after suffering from a cardiac arrest earlier today (June 24).
Continue reading BREAKING: Michael Jackson Dies From Cardiac Arrest.
June 25, 2009 5:30 PM
Southern rapper Rick Ross has announced the title of his upcoming album and has said his decision was based on the everyday struggle he encounters within the music industry.
June 25, 2009 5:20 PM
Lil Scrappy recently updated fans on his move from Lil Jon's label to Ludacris' Distrubing Tha Peace crew and said his DTP debut is on deck.
Continue reading Lil Scrappy Explains DTP Move, "[Lil] Jon Was Only Worried About Jon".
June 25, 2009 4:39 PM
Former Grand Hustle associate Cedric "Alfamega" Zellars has broken his silence on his departure from T.I.'s camp and weighed in on his alleged cooperation with the Drug Enforcement Administration.
Continue reading Alfamega Comes Clean On DEA Past, "I Ain't Never Snitched On Nobody".
June 25, 2009 4:00 PM
When DJ Webstar spoke out against Jay-Z's new single "Death Of Autotune," Jay brushed him off saying, "he don't no know better." Webstar explains to SOHH what he feels about Jiggas dissmissive stance.
June 25, 2009 3:35 PM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently revealed the motive behind his new War Angel mixtape which he says will spark a return to non-commercial rap.
Continue reading 50 Cent Says "War Angel" Will Change Rap "It's All By Example" [Audio].
June 25, 2009 12:01 PM
Former Roc-A-Fella artist Roberto "Tru Life" Rosado was reportedly arrested earlier this week on felony murder and weapons charges.
Continue reading UPDATE: Tru Life Arrest Details Emerge, Rapper Jailed On Murder Charges.
June 25, 2009 10:21 AM
NBA player-turned-rapper Shaquille O'Neal recently co-signed D-Block and broke down the reasons why the New York rap group are "legends."
June 25, 2009 9:46 AM
Hitmaker Timbaland recently discussed his past relationship with Scott Storch and the producer's inability to ignore his camp's gossip, which allegedly sparked their 2007 beef.
Continue reading Timbaland On Scott Storch, "I Told Him Sometimes He's Weak" [Audio].
June 25, 2009 9:04 AM
Grammy-nominated rapper Nas has leaked "As We Enter," the first single to his upcoming Distant Relatives collabo album with Damian Marley.
June 24, 2009 5:13 PM
The man responsible for helping in the 2006 murder of T.I.'s friend and assistant Philant Johnson has been sentenced to 17 years in prison.
Continue reading T.I. Attacker Gets 17 Years In Prison For 2006 Murder.
Big Boi Promises New OutKast Album, "Y'All Gonna Get 3 Records From Me & Dre In The Next 2 Yrs" [Video]
June 24, 2009 4:00 PM
OutKast's Big Boi recently gave fans an update on his delayed solo project and promised an Outkast album with Andre 3000 is on the way.
June 24, 2009 3:30 PM
Rap newcomer Maino recently spoke on his ties to incarcerated rapper T.I. outside of the rap game and what he has planned for the "King" upon his release.
June 24, 2009 2:31 PM
Tru Life, who was once signed to Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella label, reportedly turned himself into authorities last night (June 23) for first degree murder charges.
Continue reading Tru Life Surrenders To Police For Murder Case.
June 24, 2009 2:00 PM
50 Cent recently explained why he tagged hitmaker Timbaland for his forthcoming Before I Self Destruct album and why he believes the duo has a winning chemistry.
June 24, 2009 1:25 PM
Byrd Gang leader Jim Jones recently spoke on rumors about him approving a mixtape for incarcerated rapper Max B and denied reports of being dropped from Columbia Records.
June 24, 2009 12:40 PM
Shady Records associate The Alchemist recently spoke on his upcoming Chemical Warfare album that will feature Eminem and other surprise rap guests.
June 24, 2009 11:50 AM
The first lady of Ruff Ryders' Eve has reportedly inked a deal to replace singer Whitney Houston in the upcoming television series "Glee" later this year.
Continue reading Eve Fills In For Whitney Houston, Fox Taps Rapper For New TV Show.
June 24, 2009 11:05 AM
Bow Wow has announced his departure from Columbia Records after publicly pleading with the label earlier this month and calling out their lack of relevant rap acts.
June 24, 2009 11:00 AM
In this week's Sales Wrap, The Black Eyed Peas move to number two, behind the Jonas Brothers, Eminem stays in the Top 5 and Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J and the Coup's Boots Riley hit the charts.
June 24, 2009 11:00 AM
Young Money associate Drake recently gave his thoughts on teen rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em and titled the emcee as one of smartest artists of his generation.
June 24, 2009 10:30 AM
Foxy Brown has responded to recent reports which claimed she received special celebrity treatment while locked in prison last year.
Charles Hamilton Takes Soulja Boy's "Swag" To Task, "That's The Best You Can Do In The Mainstream?" [Video]
June 24, 2009 10:05 AM
Rap newcomer Charles Hamilton recently gave his opinion on the lack of inspirational hip-hop music in today's rap game and questioned why Soulja Boy's "Turn My Swag On" represents today's rap.
June 23, 2009 4:30 PM
Dr. Dre has reportedly endorsed Jay-Z and Eminem's upcoming DJ Hero video game by allowing his signature headphones to appear on the product's website.
Continue reading Dr. Dre Plugs Into Jay-Z & Eminem's "DJ Hero".
June 23, 2009 4:25 PM
The Lox's Styles P recently spoke on the future plans for D-Block, which included searching for a possible female addition to his rap group.
June 23, 2009 4:20 PM
DJ Green Lantern recently spoke on the overall shift of hip-hop artists from major record labels to independent deals and which artists have been able to benefit.
Continue reading DJ Green Lantern Snubs Majors, "We're Moving Towards The Indie Game".
June 23, 2009 4:05 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter appeared in court today (June 23) for a pre-trial hearing over weapons and drugs charges that turned the focus on the drug-sniffing dog.
June 23, 2009 3:15 PM
G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently spoke on his rap group's new marketing strategies and how they plan on re-sparking their careers online.
June 23, 2009 2:30 PM
Joe Budden recently revealed his Method Man challenge regrets and why no rappers have sent him any battle rhymes since he called out Vibe's "Best Rapper Alive" list last month.
June 23, 2009 1:14 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris has officially launched his new cognac called Conjure from France this week.
Continue reading Ludacris Launches New Cognac, "Don't Blame Me If I'm Drunk By 8 AM".
June 23, 2009 12:00 PM
Silkk The Shocker recently spoke on his brother Corey "C-Murder" Miller's murder charges and proclaimed the incarcerated rapper's innocence.
June 23, 2009 11:05 AM
Southern rapper Rich Boy recently spoke on his aim to tone down drug-based rap lyrics and promised to become one of the Top 10 best emcees upon leaving the rap game.
Continue reading Rich Boy Tones Down D-Boy Raps, "I Know Kids Are Listening To Me".
50 Cent Blames Record Labels For Club Songs, "There's No Possible Way You're Going To Get The Marketing Dollars" [Video]
June 23, 2009 11:00 AM
50 Cent recently justified his past reliance on "club" records and said the record labels force artists to create a particular radio sound in exchange for the appropriate marketing budget.
June 23, 2009 9:40 AM
A day after Chris Brown accepted a plea deal for his alleged assault on Rihanna, rappers have expressed their thoughts and reactions including Soulja Boy, Chamillionaire, N.O.R.E. and more.
June 23, 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 Will.I.Am.
June 22, 2009 10:26 PM
Incarcerated rapper Clifford "T.I." Harris' Arkansas prison has reportedly been hit with an unknown virus outbreak which has resulted in suspended visiting hours.
June 22, 2009 5:26 PM
Incarcerated rapper Charly "Max B" Wingate recently gave fans an update on his condition behind bars and where his relationship with Jim Jones currently stands.
Continue reading Max B To Jim Jones, "Let's Get A Check" [Audio].
Juelz Santana & Lil Wayne Collabo CD Ready For Release, "We Got 25 Records Just Sitting In The Computer" [Video]
June 22, 2009 5:15 PM
Juelz Santana recently spoke on the status of his collaboration album with Lil Wayne and said the duo may be willing to release it independently if they're unable to work out a major label release.
June 22, 2009 4:33 PM
R&B superstar Chris Brown has reportedly accepted a plea deal in his domestic dispute case against Rihanna today (June 22).
Continue reading Chris Brown Cops Plea Deal In Rihanna Assault Case.
June 22, 2009 4:10 PM
Hitmaker Scott Storch has reportedly signed a deal to star in an upcoming reality show and will give viewers an inside look at his personal life within the music industry.
Continue reading Scott Storch Lands New Reality Show.
June 22, 2009 4:00 PM
G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently spoke on his reasons for keeping security--as well as bullet proof vehicles and vests--with him as he travels throught the nation on tour.
Continue reading Tony Yayo Justifies Rap Security, "I Don't Sleep On Nowhere" [Video].
June 22, 2009 1:05 PM
Rap newcomer Charles Hamilton recently called out rap veterans who chase collabos with younger hotter artists for their own self-interests rather than for true appreciation.
June 22, 2009 12:15 PM
Academy Award-winning singer Jamie Foxx recently spoke on the overall message behind Jay-Z's controversial "Death of Autotune" and said the rapper's legacy in hip-hop speaks for itself.
June 22, 2009 12:00 PM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently spoke on his new motivation within the rap game and how he has switched his style up to compete with rap newcomers.
June 22, 2009 11:35 AM
G-Unit associate DJ Whoo Kid recently spoke on his reasons for not working with 50 Cent rap rivals Ja Rule and Fat Joe and said his issues are deeper than the Unit.
June 22, 2009 10:36 AM
Papoose has reportedly been linked to a 2006 Rikers Island violent brawl when he allegedly signaled various gang signs during his concert performance.
Continue reading Papoose Linked To Rikers Island Prison Slashing.
Will.I.Am & Manager Accused Of Assaulting Perez Hilton, "He Was The One Who Called Me A F*ggot" [Video]
June 22, 2009 10:11 AM
The Black Eyed Peas' frontman Will.I.Am and his manager have reportedly been accused of physically assaulting celebrity blogger Perez Hilton over the weekend at the MuchMusic Awards in Canada.
June 22, 2009 8:15 AM
A day after reports leaked online which said Foxy Brown received celebrity treatment while serving her prison sentence last year, a corrections spokesman has denied these claims.
The Game Hits Studio For "R.E.D." LP, "About To Sell Another Milli Like The N*gga W/ The Dreadlocks" [Video]
June 21, 2009 2:00 PM
Black Wall Street leader The Game's recent studio sessions for his upcoming The R.E.D. Album has landed online and gives viewers a feel of the new project.
June 21, 2009 12:00 PM
Joe Budden's publicized girlfriend Tahiry recently announced her new website and revealed to fans what they could expect from its' launch.
June 21, 2009 10:00 AM
Bad Boy Entertainment's Gorilla Zoe recently spoke on what lengths rappers should go in order to stay relevant and make profits within the music industry despite the current sales slump.
June 21, 2009 10:00 AM
Ving Rhames explains to SOHH, he was so drawn to the music of up and coming rappers Gille Da Kid and Nipsey Hustle that he decided to cast them in his new film, Wrath of Cain.
June 21, 2009 8:00 AM
Grand Hustle's Young Dro recently spoke on the future of T.I.'s record label with the rapper currently serving a 366-day prison sentence and which artists will fill-in the "King's" shoes.
June 20, 2009 4:00 PM
Wu-Tang Clan's U-God recently spoke on the affect autotune has had on the rap game and how, he believes, the true "essence" of hip-hop has been missing in recent years.
June 20, 2009 2:27 PM
With his independent buzz at an all time high, Drake has many industry insiders speculating about whether or not he'll sign a major label record deal. SOHH caught up with Joe Budden, Fabolous, Crooked I, Royce Da 5'9 and Alchemist to see how they think his choice will affect the industry.
June 20, 2009 2:00 PM
Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has continued to voice his opinions on Joe Budden and why he thinks Budden was wrong for challenging Method Man.
Continue reading Raekwon Remains Loyal To Method Man, "He Was Wrong As A Man" [Video].
June 20, 2009 12:00 PM
"The Wire" star Felicia "Snoop" Pearson has several film and TV projects in the works but the actress tells SOHH her heart is in rapping and she's got a debut single with Lil' Mo to prove it.
Continue reading The Wire's Snoop Taps Lil' Mo For New Rap Single [Audio].
June 20, 2009 10:00 AM
Maino recently spoke on his aim to help bring the New York City rap scene forward and explained why he feels he's the future of the Big Apple rap.
June 20, 2009 8:00 AM
Academy Award-winning singer Jamie Foxx recently spoke on rap newcomer Drake's overall image and how the rapper's crossover appeal will make him become the new LL Cool J.
June 19, 2009 4:32 PM
Young Jeezy associate Antonio "Bama" Henry has reportedly been released from an Atlanta hospital after being stabbed at a nightclub brawl earlier this week.
June 19, 2009 4:00 PM
Rapper-turned-actor Common has been chosen to star in the upcoming romantic sports movie Just Wright co-starring Paula Patton.
Continue reading Common Gets "Wright" W/ Paula Patton.
June 19, 2009 3:15 PM
Development company WIDEawake, which purchased Death Row Records earlier this year, has signed a deal with music publisher EverGreen to release new music including unreleased records by the late Tupac Shakur.
Continue reading Death Row Records Returns, Unreleased 2Pac Recordings Coming Soon.
Lil Wayne Peforms "Kobe Bryant" Tribute At Lakers Party, "Don't Worry LeBron, You'll Get 'Em Next Year" [Video]
June 19, 2009 2:25 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne recently surprised basketball fans at a Los Angeles Lakers championship party and performed his tribute song "Kobe Bryant."
Jim Jones Credits Twitter For Music Success, "Appreciate Everybody Supporting That Record Off The Help Of The Tweet"
June 19, 2009 1:00 PM
Byrd Gang leader Jim Jones recently spoke on the advantages of using his Twitter account and said his tweets helped increase his recent record sales.
Gucci Mane Credits 50 Cent's Manager For Killer Collabos, "He Got Me & Mariah Carey Together" [Audio]
June 19, 2009 12:30 PM
Gucci Mane has revealed his upcoming collaborations with Snoop Dogg and Mariah Carey and how an unlikely relationship with 50 Cent's manager Chris Lighty has helped him step up his crossover collaborations.
June 19, 2009 12:15 PM
Lil Flip has stepped back into the hip-hop spotlight and explained why his music will outshine other artists after some time away from the scene.
June 19, 2009 12:00 PM
In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about 50 Cent going back to basics, Young Jezzy stirring things up in Atlanta, Drake closing in on new deal, Nas paying homage to fathers, and Remy Ma blogging from prison.
Fabolous Amps Security To Avoid Leaks, "I Want People To Hear The Sh*t As A Finished Product" [Video]
June 19, 2009 11:05 AM
Faboulous recently spoke on the recent emergence of music leaks and the new measures he has decided to take in order to avoid further leaks of his upcoming album Loso's Way.
June 19, 2009 10:11 AM
Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck recently addressed Joe Budden's rap rant towards Method Man and said the entire Wu is supporting Method.
June 19, 2009 8:45 AM
Rap newcomer Drake has announced plans to publicly reveal which label he will sign to for his upcoming debut album within the next few days.
June 18, 2009 5:54 PM
An associate of rapper Young Jeezy has reportedly been identified as one of the three victims stabbed at an Atlanta nightclub last night (June 17).
Continue reading Young Jeezy Associate Identified As Nightclub Stabbing Victim.
June 18, 2009 5:30 PM
After recent claims made by estranged wife Kelis about Nas' role as a parent, the rapper took to the internet to explain the importance of the male father figure.
June 18, 2009 5:15 PM
It's been over a year since the series finale of The Wire. SOHH sat down with Felicia "Snoop" Pearson to talk about her upcoming film with the producers of the HBO show and her new reality show.
June 18, 2009 5:05 PM
The Lox's Styles P recently explained his motivation to write fiction and gave fans an idea of when they should expect his first book, Mr. Invincible.
June 18, 2009 4:00 PM
Young Jeezy has addressed rumors which claim he was stabbed at a club brawl last night (June 17) in Georgia.
Continue reading UPDATE: Young Jeezy Speaks On Club Stabbing, "Ain't No One Dead Is It?".
June 18, 2009 3:20 PM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently spoke on the motivation behind his new LP-based War Angel mixtape and explained why rappers should return to hardcore hip-hop.
June 18, 2009 3:00 PM
The Game has showed his sports appreciation by dropping an NBA 2K10 tribute song for the upcoming video game which features his hometown superstar, Kobe Bryant, on the cover.
June 18, 2009 12:00 PM
Lupe Fiasco has reacted to his new song "Shining Down" leaking online earlier this week and described the drastic measures he was willing to take in order to find out who was responsible.
June 18, 2009 10:03 AM
D-Block recently spoke on moving past prior rap beefs with 50 Cent and Jay-Z plus sparked early talks of a possible G-Unit tour collaboration.
Continue reading Lox Turn Down Rap Beefs, "Ain't Got No Beef W/ Jay-Z's People" [Video].
June 18, 2009 9:25 AM
R&B singer Chris Brown's latest request to delay his upcoming preliminary hearing in the alleged domestic dispute case with Rihanna was denied this week.
Continue reading Chris Brown's Request Denied Again, Singer Must Report To Court.
June 18, 2009 9:24 AM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently weighed in on Dr. Dre's long-awaited Detox release and offered his take on the album's ten-year delay.
June 17, 2009 10:36 PM
Young Jeezy has broken his silence on why he released a diss record going at Gucci Mane and said the Atlanta emcee initiated their revived rap beef.
June 17, 2009 5:10 PM
The Lox's Sheek Louch has confirmed his rap group will once again join forces with Diddy and assist with their forthcoming album.
June 17, 2009 4:40 PM
G-Unit associate DJ Whoo Kid recently spoke on 50 Cent's new War Angel mixtape and hinted at why the rapper may be targeting Lil Wayne in his rhymes.
June 17, 2009 4:20 PM
Byrd Gang leader Jim Jones recently updated fans on his A&R position at E1 (formerly Koch Records) and announced plans to begin a new album.
June 17, 2009 3:30 PM
LL Cool J has weighed in on Joe Budden's recent rap rant towards Busta Rhymes and Method Man, and said battling is an aspect of hip-hop which an emcee should outgrow.
June 17, 2009 2:10 PM
Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon recently spoke on his unsigned deal alongside Dr. Dre and Aftermath Records and why the rap legends could not work out an album arrangement.
Continue reading Raekwon Explains Dr. Dre Fallout, "I Knew It Was Going To Be A Problem".
June 17, 2009 12:35 PM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently gave his thoughts on the upcoming collaboration between Jay-Z and Drake plus shared his opinion on the rap newcomer.
June 17, 2009 12:05 PM
Southern rapper Slim Thug recently shared his thoughts on Jay-Z's "Death of Autotune" record and sided with the anti-autotune sentiment.
June 17, 2009 11:00 AM
In this week's Sales Wrap, The Black Eyed Peas top all competition, Eminem follows close behind selling a milli at No. 3 and debuts from Mos Def, Pleasure P, D-Block and more hit the charts.
June 17, 2009 10:53 AM
Former Roc-A-Fella artist Tru Life's brother has reportedly been linked to a fatal stabbing which took place in New York City earlier this week.
Continue reading Tru Life's Brother Linked To Fatal Gang Stabbing.
June 17, 2009 10:05 AM
G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently spoke on Young Buck's departure from the rap group and how 50 Cent has looked out for the best interests of his artists.
June 17, 2009 8:30 AM
Jay-Z has reportedly begun filming the music video for his controversial "Death of Autotune" record and footage from the video shoot has leaked online.
June 17, 2009 6:54 AM
Gucci Mane has responded to Young Jeezy's diss record "24, 23" and said he would resist dropping a diss track in return for the time being.
June 16, 2009 9:15 PM
Just as the beef between Joe Budden?and Method Man seemed to quiet down, Budden has dropped a new freestyle rap with plenty of barbs aimed at the Wu-Tang rapper.?
June 16, 2009 5:46 PM
Jim Jones recently spoke on DJ Webstar's rap talent and explained why he decided to do an entire album with the hip-hop newcomer who made "Dancin' On Me" a club smash.
June 16, 2009 4:37 PM
More details surrounding the highly-anticipated collaboration between Jay-Z and Drake for The Blueprint 3's first single have leaked online.
Continue reading Jay-Z & Drake "Blueprint 3" Collabo Confirmed, "He's Killing It".
June 16, 2009 2:00 PM
The Game has reportedly been chosen to star in the upcoming film House Arrest alongside actress Stacey Dash later this year.
Continue reading The Game Gets Locked In "House Arrest" W/ Stacey Dash.
June 16, 2009 1:15 PMSlaughterhouse, the group comprised of Joell Ortiz, Royce Da 5'9", Joe Budden and Crooked I recently talked to SOHH about their recent album push-back and why they decided to join forces to form a rap collective.
Continue reading Slaughterhouse Promises "It Ain't All About The Money" [Video].
June 16, 2009 1:10 PM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently spoke on the importance of his LP-based mixtape War Angel which he hopes will spark a return to "real" hip-hop music.
Continue reading 50 Cent Accepts Rap Leader Role, "I Gotta Make Them Follow Me" [Audio].
June 16, 2009 12:20 PM
Former G-Unit member Young Buck recently spoke on his ability to stay relevant within the rap game and warned artists about the record industry's aim to exploit them.
Continue reading Young Buck Talks Music Biz Survival, "My Hustle Never Stops" [Video].
June 16, 2009 12:05 PM
Hip-Hop couple Jay-Z and Beyonce have reportedly been tagged to attend the upcoming 2009 BET Awards later this month in California.
Continue reading Jay-Z & Beyonce Tagged For BET Awards 2009.
Max B Gives First Interview Since Guilty Verdict, "I Had A Dream Me & T.I. Came Home At The Same Time" [Audio]
June 16, 2009 11:00 AM
A week after being found guilty on murder conspiracy charges, Charly "Max B" Wingate has given his first phone interview and he has spoken on his aim to patch things up with Jim Jones.
June 16, 2009 8:40 AM
Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams recently weighed in on the lack of sales in today's rap game and how emcees should try to find alternative means of revenue as album sales drop.
Tony Yayo Blames Max B's Attorney For Loss, "What Lawyer Do You Know That's Gonna Do A Blog W/ You?"
June 16, 2009 7:51 AM
G-Unit's Tony Yayo has weighed in on Max B's guilty verdict and he explained why he thinks Max's lawyer may have cost him the case.
June 16, 2009 7:10 AM
Naughty By Nature has announced a new deal that will find the duo promoting Microsoft's new Windows HTC Touch Pro 2 mobile device.
Continue reading Naughty By Nature Click W/ Microsoft To Compete Against iPhones.
June 16, 2009 6:41 AM
Young Jeezy has released a new diss song called "24, 23" calling out fellow Southern rappers Gucci Mane and OJ Da Juiceman.
June 16, 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 Irv Gotti & Ja Rule.
June 15, 2009 8:42 PM
Rappers Rick Ross and Z-Ro have expressed their appreciation for Geto Boys' Willie D, despite his current legal woes, with an upcoming concert this week in Texas.
Continue reading Rick Ross & Z-Ro Support Geto Boys' Willie D Tribute Concert [Video].
June 15, 2009 4:33 PM
Incarcerated rapper Remy Ma has broken her silence behind bars and updated fans on what life has been like for her over the past year.
Continue reading Remy Ma Inks Letter From Jail, "I Wouldn't Wish This On My Worst Enemy".
June 15, 2009 3:15 PM
Lil Wayne has announced the Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Festival which will be joined by Young Jeezy, Drake and Soulja Boy Tell Em on the road next month.
June 15, 2009 2:15 PM
The Outlawz's "Tupac Still Breathing" Europe tour has reportedly been called off due to issues between the late rapper's group and their management.
June 15, 2009 1:00 PM
Former D-Block member J-Hood recently declared his war of words with The Lox over and expressed his current thoughts on his ex-rap group.
Continue reading J-Hood Gives Up On D-Block Beef, "I Ain't Crying Over No Spilled Milk".
June 15, 2009 12:45 PM
The Clipse have reportedly tagged Diddy, Timbaland, Scott Storch, Kanye West and more for their upcoming third studio album Till The Casket Drops.
Continue reading Diddy, Timbland & Scott Storch Help The Clipse's "Casket Drop".
June 15, 2009 12:00 PM
Lil Wayne's request to stop the release of QD3 Entertainment documentary The Carter has been denied once again by a state court judge late last week.
June 15, 2009 10:30 AM
Black Wall Street producer Nu Jerzey Devil recently addressed reports of The Game and G-Unit reuniting and promised a reunion between both camps would "never" take place.
June 15, 2009 10:04 AM
Onyx frontman Kirk "Sticky Fingaz" Jones recently confirmed early reports that he shot fellow rapper Luce Cannon in the leg and said his friend Luce is "good" and "alive."
June 15, 2009 8:54 AM
50 Cent's "Pimpin' Curly" character made a brief online return over the weekend as the rapper's fictional personality is seen trying to get an endorsement deal with VitaminWater.
June 15, 2009 8:33 AM
Former Murder Inc. rapper Ja Rule recently spoke on his relationship status with Irv Gotti and promised his upcoming album is still underway.
June 14, 2009 11:44 PM
The Los Angeles Lakers have won the NBA Finals and have caused a stir of reactions from rappers including Soulja Boy, Chamillionaire, B-Real and more over their accomplishment.
Continue reading Lakers Win NBA Championship, Rappers Share Mixed Reactions.
June 14, 2009 2:00 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has reflected on his Stay In School Benefit Concert last week which took place in Illinois.
June 14, 2009 12:00 PM
Music from 50 Cent's upcoming LP-based mixtape War Angel leaked online Saturday (June 13) which includes his song "Redrum."
June 14, 2009 10:00 AM
G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently spoke on the aftermath of 50 Cent's rap beef with Rick Ross and how the Miami rapper was unable to notice his own defeat.
Continue reading Tony Yayo On Rick Ross' Rap Defeat, "He Don't Know When He Lost" [Video].
June 14, 2009 8:00 AM
With the summer nearly here, Fabolous recently spoke with SOHH to announce his cancellation of the joint tour alongside Rick Ross and Juelz Santana set to begin next month.
June 13, 2009 2:00 PM
Joe Budden has announced plans to release his third solo album called The Great Escape and will re-up with Amalgam Digital instead of a major record label.
June 13, 2009 12:00 PM
D12 leader Eminem recently confirmed his rap group's upcoming reunion and said the Detroit-based team are headed back to the studio for an album.
Continue reading Eminem Confirms D12 Reunion, "We're Gonna Be Back" [Video].
June 13, 2009 10:00 AM
DJ Khaled and Soulja Boy have weighed in with their thoughts on Jay-Z's "Death of Autotune" record and co-signed the rap mogul's overall message.
June 13, 2009 8:00 AM
Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent has reportedly begun filming scenes for the upcoming season of HBO's "Entourage" television series.
Continue reading 50 Cent Takes On New "Entourage," Slated To Appear Next Season.
June 12, 2009 5:49 PM
Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, Soulja Boy Tell Em and more have been announced to perform at the upcoming 14th annual Birthday Bash concert this month in Georgia.
Continue reading Rick Ross, Young Jeezy & Soulja Boy To Invade ATL's Birthday Bash.
June 12, 2009 4:45 PM
Miami rapper Trick Daddy recently spoke on his city's overwhelming popularity and said the M-I-A has become one of the core regions for hip-hop artists in recent years.
June 12, 2009 4:17 PM
Lil Wayne's upcoming film Hurricane Season, which co-stars Forest Whitaker and Bow Wow, has reportedly run out of money and has been pushed back indefinitely.
Continue reading Lil Wayne's "Hurricane" Movie Drowning In Debt, Film May Be Shelved.
June 12, 2009 4:07 PM
Murder Inc. head Irv Gotti has addressed Lloyd's request to leave his label and said he's still trying to decide how he should handle Lloyd's contractual obligations.
June 12, 2009 1:10 PM
The Lox's Styles P recently voiced his thoughts on the mixtape game and said he has moved beyond the promotional marketing strategy.
June 12, 2009 1:02 PM
Young Jeezy has sided with Jay-Z's "Death of Autotune" stance and issued a warning to autotune-based artists saying their popularity may have run its course.
The Pulse Report: Mos Def Challenges Jay-Z & Friends To MC Battle, 50 Goes To War W/ New Album, Rick Ross Takes Another Shot At Eminem
June 12, 2009 1:00 PM
In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about 50 Cent whining about the state of hip-hop, Rick Ross taking subtle shots at Eminem and Lil Jon, Jay-Z taking heat from hip-hop youngsters for his Auto-Tunes attack, Mos Def proposing a grand MC battle, and Max B patching things up with Jim Jones after guilty verdict.
June 12, 2009 12:05 PM
G-Unit associate DJ Whoo Kid recently spoke on his issues with Nas and why the rapper used 50 Cent as an excuse to skip their interview on his radio show.
Continue reading DJ Whoo Kid On Nas Beef Rumors, "What He Did To Me Was P***y" [Video].
June 12, 2009 10:50 AM
G-Unit's Lloyd Banks recently spoke on his return to the mixtape circuit and how Lil Wayne was largely responsible for sparking his new underground run.
June 12, 2009 10:16 AM
Building off Jay-Z's "Death Of Autotune" record, Fabolous recently spoke on what rappers genuinely represented the Autotune movement and the other emcees who copy the style.
June 12, 2009 9:44 AM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent has announced plans to release an upcoming LP-based mixtape called War Angel and claimed it will be his "best" underground project to date.
June 11, 2009 5:52 PM
With Jay-Z's message-driven "Death of Autotune" record beginning to create mixed reactions from Autotune-using artists, T-Pain has said the song motivated him to increase his usage of the vocal effect.
June 11, 2009 5:20 PM
Terror Squad leader Fat Joe surprised an inner-city school Thursday (June 11) by making an unexpected visit and speech for a "School Is Cool" event in New Jersey.
Continue reading Fat Joe Leans Back On Education, Makes Surprise School Visit.
June 11, 2009 5:20 PM
Black Wall Street leader The Game recently updated fans on the process of his forthcoming The R.E.D. Album and challenged rappers to a weekly mixtape stand-off this summer.
Scott Storch Talks Financial Downfall, "Poor Decisions I Made Caused Me Into This Situation" [Video]
June 11, 2009 5:14 PM
Miami hitmaker Scott Storch recently spoke on his battle with drugs and how he lost over $30 million in six months.
June 11, 2009 4:22 PM
Days after reportedly being kicked out of a Kansas City concert venue for playing hip-hop music, footage from DJ Jazzy Jeff's venue walk-off has emerged online.
June 11, 2009 3:15 PM
Eminem's comeback album Relapse will reportedly hit the one million sales mark next week after a month in stores.
Continue reading Eminem's "Relapse" To Hit Milli Mark, Projected 125K In Week 4.
Jadakiss Confirms Cam'Ron Collabo & Ruff Ryders Reunion, "We Bringing It Back To That Element" [Video]
June 11, 2009 11:15 AM
The Lox's Jadakiss recently confirmed reports of a Ruff Ryders reunion and said a compilation project is currently in the works.
June 11, 2009 11:00 AM
Byrd Gang leader Jim Jones elaborated on his response to Jay-Z's "Death of Autotune" record by claiming the rap mogul's anti-Autotune campaign would harm young artists.
June 11, 2009 10:41 AM
Ruff Ryders leader DMX recently announced his comeback album and motivation behind returning to the hip-hop spotlight after serving a jail sentence.
Continue reading DMX Announces Rap Comeback, "I Wanna Shut N*ggas The F*ck Up!".
June 11, 2009 9:40 AM
R&B singer Chris Brown's request to delay his upcoming preliminary hearing in the alleged domestic dispute case with Rihanna was reportedly denied this week.
Continue reading Chris Brown's Court Delay Request Denied, Rihanna Subpoenaed To Testify.
June 11, 2009 8:50 AM
Max B associate French Montana recently revealed a conversation Max had with Jim Jones regarding his publishing deal and how an agreement between the two is likely to emerge.
Continue reading Max B Speaks W/ Jim Jones, "Jim Was Ready To Work It Out" [Audio].
June 11, 2009 12:00 AM
Hot off the press this week Lil' Wayne antes up the baby mama drama with Nivea, Usher kicks Tameka curbside, Trey Songz calls out R.Kelly and money ain't a thang for T-Pain and his "Big Ass Chain".
Rick Ross On Baby Mama Tell-All, "Doing A Book W/ 50 Cent Is Like Getting A Crunk Beat From Lil Jon" [Video]
June 10, 2009 5:33 PM
Rick Ross recently addressed his baby's mother, Tia Kemp, joining forces with 50 Cent for her new tell-all book and why the G-Unit leader's brand has continued to decline.
June 10, 2009 5:00 PM
Less than 24 hours since being found guilty of murder conspiracy, Charly "Max B" Wingate has released a statement from behind bars to discuss his next moves.
June 10, 2009 4:30 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has announced plans to hit the road with singer Lady Gaga this summer.
Continue reading Kanye West Announces Tour W/ Lady Gaga, "She's So Incredible" [Video].
June 10, 2009 4:22 PM
Bow Wow recently announced his support for R&B singer Chris Brown and said he would stand by him in his alleged domestic dispute with Rihanna which took place earlier this year.
Continue reading Bow Wow Stands By Chris Brown, "That's My Little Dude" [Video].
June 10, 2009 3:10 PM
With artists weighing in on both sides of the "Death Of Autotune" debate, SOHH sat down with Fabolous to see how he think's Jay-Z's most recent public service announcement will affect the music industry.
June 10, 2009 1:47 PM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent has reportedly partnered with Lighthouse Beauty to launch a new cologne, Power By 50 Cent, which will debut later this year.
Continue reading 50 Cent Takes On Diddy & Jay-Z, Teams W/ Chris Lighty For New Cologne.
June 10, 2009 1:10 PM
Hip-Hop pioneer LL Cool J recently shared his views on New York rappers' lack of dominance as compared to emerging Southern and West Coast emcees.
Continue reading LL Cool J Talks NY Rap, "Kids Think 808's Is A Southern Sound" [Video].
June 10, 2009 1:01 PM
Dipset leader Cam'ron has reportedly been sued for over $43,000 by a New York law firm due to unpaid legal bills.
Continue reading Cam'ron Slapped W/ $43K Lawsuit Over Unpaid Attorney Fees.
June 10, 2009 12:33 PM
Mos Def recently clarified the lyrical battle challenge he issued to Lil Wayne and Jay-Z and questioned Jigga's "Greatest Rapper Alive" title.
June 10, 2009 11:42 AM
Lloyd Banks recently spoke on his relationship with Young Buck and how the former G-Unit member was given a pass, unlike former associate The Game and Rick Ross.
June 10, 2009 11:00 AM
In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem loses his top spot but leads all rap releases, Rick Ross falls to No. 40 and the late J Dilla compilation lands on the charts.
Continue reading Eminem Loses A Step, Rick Ross Falls Deeper & J Dilla Hits The Charts.
June 10, 2009 10:41 AM
In a move that raises questions about the reclusive Fugees singer, Lauryn Hill has canceled all tour dates scheduled for Stockholm Jazz Music festival.
Continue reading Lauryn Hill Cancels European Tour, Singer Cites Health Reasons.
June 9, 2009 5:20 PM
Rick Ross and his rap group Triple C's have announced a partnership with liquor-based company 1800 Tequila which will include their endorsements and a video shoot.
Continue reading Rick Ross & Triple C's Links W/ Tequila Company For Endorsement Deal.
June 9, 2009 4:32 PM
Geto Boys' William "Willie D" Dennis has been indicted on multiple counts of wire fraud stemming from an iPhone scam earlier this year.
Continue reading BREAKING: Geto Boys' Willie D Indicted For Wire Fraud, Faces 20 Years.
June 9, 2009 4:25 PM
Days after Fabolous blamed Jermaine Dupri's So So Def camp for leaking tracks from his upcoming album, Loso's Way, Fabolous has announced that his album will be pushed back.
Continue reading Fabolous' Album Pushed Back, Talks Jermaine Dupri Beef.
June 9, 2009 3:00 PM
Confirming his client Charles "Max B" Wingate was found guilty in a murder conspiracy trial today (June 9), attorney Gerald Saluti has spoken on behalf of the rapper and insisted the case is far from over.
June 9, 2009 12:55 PM
Soulja Boy recently gave fans an update on his forthcoming The DeAndre Way album and confirmed studio time with Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and Kanye West.
June 9, 2009 12:42 PM
After receiving some backlash for his "Death of Autotune (DOA)" record, Jay-Z has addressed DJ Webstar's recent Twitter disses and blamed the rapper's comments on his age.
Continue reading Jay-Z Addresses DJ Webstar's Disses, "He Doesn't Know No Better".
June 9, 2009 10:36 AM
D-Block's Jadakiss recently spoke on re-joining his former boss Diddy and why The Lox would release their upcoming album via Bad Boy Entertainment.
June 9, 2009 10:25 AM
Rap duo Method Man and Redman recently spoke on their aim to join Eminem for a summer tour and the importance of making money on the road.
June 9, 2009 10:20 AM
G-Unit's Lloyd Banks recently spoke on what precautions he plans to take when signing a new record deal and the role 50 Cent will have on his final decision.
June 9, 2009 7:34 AM
Autotune hitmakers T-Pain and Ron Browz have shared their reactions to Jay-Z's "Death of Autotune (D.O.A)" record and offered their personal opinions on the voice-changing machine.
June 9, 2009 12:00 AM
Continue reading Jay-Z & T-Pain.
June 8, 2009 5:37 PM
After making a surprise guest appearance at Hot 97's Summer Jam concert last night (June 7), Jay-Z said his on-stage presence with T-Pain was not planned and completely unexpected.
June 8, 2009 4:19 PM
Rapper Maino is set to give fans a behind-the-scenes look at his rise in hip-hop with the upcoming documentary Unstoppable set to be released tomorrow (June 9).
June 8, 2009 3:40 PM
Southern rapper 8Ball recently spoke on the reasons behind ending his business relationship with Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment and Eminem being ranked as one of the best emcees in the game.
Continue reading 8Ball Explains Bad Boy Break, Rewards Eminem W/ Rap Legend Status.
June 8, 2009 2:15 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem recently spoke on the concepts behind the upcoming video game DJ Hero and the close relationship between hip-hop and video game heads.
June 8, 2009 2:00 PM
OutKast's Big Boi recently spoke on his early struggles alongside Andre 3000 for gaining the respect of hip-hop fans in the mid-1990's and using "hate" for "motivation."
June 8, 2009 1:30 PM
Rap newcomer Drake recently spoke on outshining his television fame and denied being signed to Lil Wayne's Young Money label despite his close affiliation with the rapper's camp.
Continue reading Drake Clarifies Lil Wayne Association, "I'm Not Signed To Young Money".
June 8, 2009 1:20 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne recently spoke on his move towards acting in Hollywood films and gave an update on his upcoming movie Hurricane Season alongside Forest Whitaker.
June 8, 2009 12:31 PM
Rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons has reportedly dodged jail time today (June 8) after appearing in a court for felony attempted assault earlier this year while in an Arizona prison.
Continue reading DMX Dodges Jail Time, Judge Waives Prison Sentence.
June 8, 2009 12:05 PM
Roc-A-Fella associate Twista recently updated fans on his relationship with the label's co-founder Damon Dash and his admiration for Jay-Z.
June 8, 2009 11:50 AM
Former G-Unit member Young Buck recently spoke on his aim to cut business ties with 50 Cent and promised there was no bad blood with his ex-labelmates.
June 8, 2009 9:11 AM
Footage of Lil Wayne reuniting on stage with former Cash Money Records group Hot Boys has begun to circulate online and shows Weezy promising a collaboration album.
Continue reading Lil Wayne Reunites W/ Hot Boys On Stage, "We Got A New Project" [Video].
June 8, 2009 8:49 AM
Byrd Gang's Jim Jones and DJ Webstar have responded to Jay-Z's new single "Death of Autotune (D.O.A)" and spoke on the rapper's appearance at Summer Jam Sunday (June 7) night.
June 8, 2009 8:14 AM
Fabolous recently offered details about his collaboration with former Def Jam president Jay-Z, entitled "When The Money Goes," and recounted the infamous 9-11 release date he shared with the hip-hop mogul.
June 7, 2009 10:20 PM
Jay-Z, Drake, Lil Kim, Maino, Method Man and Redman surprised fans Sunday (June 7) night at Hot 97's Summer Jam concert as unexpected performers for the radio station's annual event.
Continue reading Jay-Z, Drake, Method Man & Redman Ignite Summer Jam 2009 Stage [Video].
June 7, 2009 4:00 PM
After just a few weeks after T.I. turned himself in for a 366-day prison sentence, Maino has shared his thoughts on how Tip will handle his time behind bars.
June 7, 2009 2:00 PM
A new documentary titled Day in the Life starring Tony Yayo will reportedly debut online featuring the G-Unit member against the backdrop of his Queens, New York hometown.
June 7, 2009 12:00 PM
G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently spoke on his initial lack of motivation within the rap game and why his long-awaited album Before I Self Destruct will likely be released next fall.
June 7, 2009 10:00 AM
R&B singer Cassie recently gave more details surrounding her leaked nude images which hit the Internet last month and claimed GMail was partially responsible for them getting into the wrong hands.
June 7, 2009 8:00 AM
With a three year break since their last album, SOHH spoke with M.O.P.'s Billy Danze and Lil' Fame as they discussed their relationship with G-Unit and offered details about their upcoming release, The Foundation.
June 6, 2009 2:00 PM
The mother of Rick Ross' son, Tia Kemp, recently spoke on her personal battles with the rapper's family in the past and how she felt "betrayed."
June 6, 2009 12:00 PM
Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z has addressed the recent rumors revolving around his upcoming Blueprint 3 album and claimed his need for independence forced him to overpay his Def Jam contractual buy-out last month.
June 6, 2009 10:00 AM
After making headlines by recently announcing his mixtape retirement, Chamillionaire has clarified why he has withdrawn from the popular marketing strategy and promised a third solo project.
June 6, 2009 8:00 AM
The Neptunes' Pharrell recently called for fellow artists to return to the basics of talent over image in an industry, he says, which has become too concerned with aesthetics.
PULSE REPORT: Lil Wayne Hearts Kobe Bryant, Irv Gotti Argues Jay-Z Better Than Eminem, Nas Vs. Kelis @ Twitter
June 6, 2009 12:00 AM
In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Irv Gotti choosing Jay-Z over Eminem in "greatest rapper" debate, Kelis battles Nas over Twitter, Cassidy stirring up rumor he stole Amber Rose from Kanye West, Cam'ron still being a fan of Jay-Z and Nas, and Lil Wayne repping for Kobe Bryant in the NBA Finals.
June 5, 2009 4:48 PM
Jay-Z's first street single "D.O.A (Death of Autotune)" from The Blueprint 3 has officially hit the airwaves courtesy of New York urban radio station Hot 97.
June 5, 2009 3:26 PM
Eminem's comeback album Relapse will reportedly lose its spot as the number one album in the country next week despite estimated sales of over 150,000 copies going into his third week.
Continue reading Eminem's "Relapse" Predicted To Sell 165K In Week 3, Loses No. 1 Spot.
June 5, 2009 2:37 PM
Lil Wayne has chosen to lace up with the Los Angeles Lakers and their star player with the release of his NBA Finals-based tribute song "Kobe Bryant."
Continue reading Lil Wayne Joins Team Lakers, Drops "Kobe Bryant" Anthem [Audio].
June 5, 2009 2:10 PM
Rap newcomer Drake is reportedly seeking legal action after an unauthorized compilation album featuring his music was released for sale via iTunes late last month.
June 5, 2009 1:20 PM
Teen rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em has shared his early struggles with trying to comprehend Jay-Z's rap lyrics and his overall respect for the hip-hop mogul.
Continue reading Soulja Boy On Jay-Z, "I Didn't Always Like His Music".
June 5, 2009 1:15 PM
After recently calling his upcoming album Loso's Way the "best" project dropping this year, Fabolous has upped the ante by labeling the forthcoming release a "classic."
Continue reading Fabolous Ups Ante For "Loso's Way" LP, "It's A Classic" [Video].
June 5, 2009 1:00 PM
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's lawsuit against engineering firm BVH, regarding pricey repairs made to his mansion, has ended with both parties agreeing to a settlement.
Continue reading UPDATE: 50 Cent's Real Estate Dispute Ends Through Financial Settlement.
June 5, 2009 12:30 PM
The Lox's Jadakiss recently spoke with radio personality Angie Martinez about his reunion with DMX and confirmed the rapper's presence on his upcoming "Who's Real" remix.
Continue reading Jadakiss Talks DMX Reunion, "The Dog Is Real Close" [Video].
June 5, 2009 11:10 AM
Nore has taken to his personal blog to share his fear of releasing his upcoming album and to explain the difficulties with finding a suitable record label.
Continue reading Nore On Record Label Fears, "I'm Honestly Scared To Let It Out".
June 5, 2009 10:35 AM
Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 will reportedly be given an official release date this weekend at New York radio station Hot 97's annual Summer Jam concert in New Jersey.
Continue reading Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3" Set For Summer Jam 2009 Announcement.
June 4, 2009 5:58 PM
Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah has announced plans to release an R&B album and described his motivation for switching his style up for the ladies.
June 4, 2009 4:57 PM
Chamillionaire, who is known for his popular mixtapes, has announced he will no longer make mixtapes and he's broken the silence on his long-awaited Venom album.
June 4, 2009 4:29 PM
Former Cash Money Records rapper B.G. has promised an upcoming Hot Boys reunion and said the group's reemergence will outshine iconic music pioneers The Beatles.
Continue reading B.G. On Hot Boys Reunion, "It's Going To Be Bigger Than The Beatles".
June 4, 2009 4:03 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne recently spoke on his forthcoming album The Rebirth and said it will be released, despite multiple delays.
HOT PRESS: Keri Hilson Wants To Be Lauryn Hill's Pen Pal, Lady Gaga Goes For The Big One, Rihanna Turns The Camera On Chris
June 4, 2009 3:49 PM
Hot off the press this week, Keri Hilson wants to write Lauryn Hill's comeback track, Kanye West Pisses off Pink with his fur fetish, Rihanna flips the script on Chris Brown, Lady Gaga goes goo-goo for gargantuan goodies and Mariah Carey blames her box office crash on 9/11.
June 4, 2009 2:00 PM
Murder Inc. head Irv Gotti recently addressed Eminem's placement on Vibe's "Best Rapper Alive" list and questioned the rapper's emcee skills as compared to Jay-Z and Ja Rule.
June 4, 2009 11:10 AM
With the weather heating up, SOHH asked Busta Rhymes, Hurricane Chris and M.O.P. if they could lay out the formula for a hot summer song.
June 4, 2009 11:00 AM
Teen rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em recently explained how he wound up at T.I.'s farewell concert last month and how he plans to pass both Barack Obama and Diddy on Twitter.
June 4, 2009 10:15 AM
Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson's lawsuit against engineering firm BVH, regarding over-priced repairs made to his mansion, continued Wednesday (June 3) with the company's vice president being called to the stand.
Continue reading UPDATE: 50 Cent's Lawsuit Continues, Defendant Testifies.
June 4, 2009 9:48 AM
Bow Wow has made a public plea for a release from Columbia Records, citing his reasons for being unhappy at his longtime label home.
Continue reading Bow Wow Wants Off Columbia Records, "Please Let Me Go" [Video].
June 4, 2009 9:40 AM
Joe Budden has addressed Method Man's and Busta Rhymes' reaction to his "Best Rapper Alive" rant last month.
June 3, 2009 5:56 PM
An Atlantic Records rep has announced--via Twitter--Jay-Z's upcoming Blueprint 3 album will be released this fall with the company's marketing assistance.
Continue reading Jay-Z Teams W/ Atlantic For "Blueprint 3," News Breaks On Twitter.
June 3, 2009 5:15 PM
Eminem has broken his silence on an alleged robbery and the controversial MTV Movie Awards moment, which found the rapper facing the bare bottom of comedian Sacha Cohen.
June 3, 2009 4:50 PM
Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams recently spoke on his label's rise to fame and inner circle problems the Hot Boys had with joining a major.
June 3, 2009 4:14 PM
Lil Wayne's highly-anticipated album The Rebirth has reportedly been pushed back again to late summer.
Continue reading Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Receives 6th Pushback, Set For Late Summer Release.
June 3, 2009 11:54 AM
Philadelphia rapper Freeway has confirmed recent reports of him joining the Cash Money Records roster and described what a record deal with Baby and Lil Wayne's label will bring.
June 3, 2009 11:25 AM
Kanye West has announced a return to rap form after releasing his R&B-based 808s & Heartbreak LP last year and promised his new lyrics were "awes-mazing."
June 3, 2009 11:00 AM
In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem continues to conquer the charts, Spanish duo Wisin Y Yandel debut at No. 7, Method Man & Redman remain within the Top 20 and Busta Rhymes falls back.
June 3, 2009 11:00 AM
After early reports of Mos Def's The Ecstatic being pushed back spread online, a rep for the rapper has called the claims false.
Continue reading UPDATE: Mos Def Rep Denies "Ecstatic" Pushback Reports.
June 3, 2009 10:00 AM
Cam'ron recently spoke on supporting Southern artists like Lil Wayne and Plies while also placing differences aside to appreciate the early work of his former rap rivals Jay-Z and Nas.
June 3, 2009 10:00 AM
Rap newcomer Drake recently spoke on the possibility of releasing his debut album, despite his overwhelming buzz, without the support of a record label and the impact it would have on the music industry.
UPDATE: 50 Cent Testifes In Court, "I Would Not Have Purchased A House W/ $700K Worth Of Damages" [Video]
June 3, 2009 9:28 AM
G-Unit leader Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson appeared in court Tuesday (June 2) afternoon to speak on his lawsuit regarding over-priced repairs and renovations made to his Connecticut mansion.
June 3, 2009 8:04 AM
Grammy-winning rapper Eminem was reportedly robbed earlier this week from his California hotel room for over $60,000 in valuables.
Continue reading Eminem Robbed At Los Angeles Hotel, Over $60K In Valuables.
June 2, 2009 4:48 PM
Rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons has reportedly pleaded "guilty" and accepted a plea deal for attempted assault charges he received earlier this year while incarcerated.
Continue reading DMX Pleads Guilty To Attempted Aggravated Assault.
June 2, 2009 4:28 PM
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony's Stanley "Flesh-n-Bone" Howse has officially been released from jail today (June 2) after being arrested and placed behind bars on weapons charges last April.
Continue reading Flesh-N-Bone Released From Jail, Felony Criminal Charges Dropped.
June 2, 2009 3:40 PM
Def Jam rappers Rick Ross, Fabolous and Juelz Santana have reportedly joined forces for a summer tour set to begin next month.
Continue reading Rick Ross, Fabolous & Juelz Santana Triple Up For Nationwide Tour.
June 2, 2009 3:30 PM
OutKast's Andre 3000 recently spoke on the status of hip-hop and dismissed the idea of the genre being negatively impacted by the new wave of emcees.
Continue reading Andre 3000 Co-Signs Today's Hip-Hop, "Nothing Is Wrong W/ Rap At All".
June 2, 2009 2:15 PM
T.I., Young Jeezy and Kanye West will all reportedly be featured in the upcoming video game Rapstar which is set to compete against DJ Hero later this year.
June 2, 2009 2:00 PM
Hip-Hop mogul Suge Knight is reportedly facing legal action after using the name Blackball Records for his new music company.
Continue reading Suge Knight Faces Legal Action Over New "Blackball Records".
June 2, 2009 12:00 PM
Hitmaker T-Pain recently spoke on the status of his long-awaited collaboration album with Lil Wayne and promised its delivery despite the project's year-long delay.
Continue reading T-Pain Promises Lil Wayne Collabo Album, "It Can Come Out Whenever".
June 2, 2009 11:00 AM
50 Cent is reportedly in court today (June 2) to address a lawsuit he filed against a contractor for allegedly overcharging Fif for repairs done to his multi-million dollar Connecticut home.
Continue reading 50 Cent In Court Over $14 Mil Mansion Repairs, Claims He Was Over-Billed.
June 2, 2009 10:46 AM
Hip-Hop newcomers Asher Roth and Kid Cudi have announced plans to hit the road together for their first headliner tour called The Great Hangover this summer.
Continue reading Asher Roth & Kid Cudi Announce "Great Hangover," First Headlining Tour.
June 2, 2009 10:35 AM
After reports began to spread online on whether Eminem's incident with comedian Sacha Baron Cohen was staged or accidental, an MTV writer has broken his silence and addressed the act.
June 2, 2009 9:25 AM
Hip-Hop moguls Jay-Z and Eminem hit the stage together Monday (June 1) night in California for a one-night performance of their hit songs.
Continue reading Jay-Z & Eminem Perform Secret Show For "DJ Hero" [Video].
June 2, 2009 12:00 AM
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June 1, 2009 6:01 PM
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has shared his thoughts on the unexpected incident between Eminem and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards last night (May 31).
June 1, 2009 5:07 PM
The Lox's Styles P has announced plans to release his first fiction book called Mr. Invincible and a small tour this summer.
Continue reading Styles P Gets Booked, Writing "Jail Mystery".
June 1, 2009 4:55 PM
Hip-Hop pioneer Scarface recently spoke on the status of hip-hop and why teenage rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em could one day join the ranks of Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons.
June 1, 2009 4:10 PM
NBA player-turned-rapper Shaquille O'Neal has weighed in on Eminem's Relapse landing atop the charts and spoke on the contribution he made to the biggest debut of the year.
June 1, 2009 3:05 PM
Def Jam South President DJ Khaled recently spoke on the impact digital downloads have had on the music industry's sales slump and why he is a part of the number one "record company in the world."
Continue reading DJ Khaled Talks Digital Warfare, "You Got To Change W/ The Game".
June 1, 2009 1:45 PM
Outkast's Big Boi recently proclaimed his label dispute with Jive Records has finally been resolved and he said a "big announcement" and his solo project Sir Luscious Leftfoot will be coming out soon.
Continue reading Big Boi Overcomes Label Woes, "There Will Be A Big Announcement Coming".
June 1, 2009 12:00 PM
Eminem's comeback album Relapse will reportedly maintain its title as the number one album in the country with estimated sales of over 200,000 copies going into its second week.
Continue reading Eminem's "Relapse" To Sell 225K In Week 2, Tops Charts.
June 1, 2009 11:30 AM
Jay-Z's Rocawear brand has reportedly been approved for a global expansion into Greater China and will open more than 300 locations as a result of the deal.
Continue reading Jay-Z's Rocawear Expansion Deal Approved, 300 New Stores On Horizon.
June 1, 2009 11:20 AM
Young Money's Drake recently spoke on having Lil Wayne as his boss and what advantages he has gained from the self-proclaimed "Greatest Rapper Alive."
June 1, 2009 11:15 AM
D-Block's Jadakiss recently spoke on his summer plans with Cam'ron and how their history together makes them easy collaborators.
Continue reading Jadakiss Joins Forces W/ Cam'ron, "Killa's My Homie From The Mase Era".
June 1, 2009 9:37 AM
Hip-Hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs has reportedly spoken with Jay-Z and persuaded the rap free agent to make a business deal with Warner Music Group.
Continue reading Diddy Advises Jay-Z In "Blueprint 3" Deal.