July 2009 Archives

Ja Rule Analyzes Alfamega's DEA Claims, "I Don't Condone Any Form Of Telling"

July 31, 2009 9:00 PM

Considering Ja Rule's previous claims that 50 Cent acted as a snitch in the past, he offered SOHH his thoughts on the controversy surrounding Alfamega's alleged cooperation in return for a lighter jail sentence.

Continue reading Ja Rule Analyzes Alfamega's DEA Claims, "I Don't Condone Any Form Of Telling" .

T.I. & Grand Hustle Bring "Platinum Life" To Stores

July 31, 2009 5:35 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. and his Grand Hustle record label have linked with Heatwave Interactive for the upcoming hip-hop video game, Platinum Life.

Continue reading T.I. & Grand Hustle Bring "Platinum Life" To Stores.

Ghostface Killah Breaks Down The Age-Factor, "I'ma Definitely Be Old In Hip-Hop"

July 31, 2009 4:10 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah recently spoke on his perception of age within the rap game and why he has no intention of putting the mic down as he grows older.

Continue reading Ghostface Killah Breaks Down The Age-Factor, "I'ma Definitely Be Old In Hip-Hop".

Drake's "Us & Them" Role Explained, Rep Clears Up Rumors

July 31, 2009 4:00 PM

Rap newcomer Drake's forthcoming "Us and Them" television series has been confirmed by a rep for the rapper who said he would opt out of on-screen time to produce.

Continue reading Drake's "Us & Them" Role Explained, Rep Clears Up Rumors.

Fabolous On Rap Publicity Stunts, "You Should Not Just Want Attention For Having A Beef" [Video]

July 31, 2009 2:00 PM

Fabolous recently spoke on his issues with the media and artists who attempt to gain fame from publicized rap beefs and stunts rather than focusing on their musical talent.

Continue reading Fabolous On Rap Publicity Stunts, "You Should Not Just Want Attention For Having A Beef" [Video].

Tony Yayo Breaks Down Work Ethic, "I Want 50 To Be Impressed"

July 31, 2009 1:30 PM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently spoke on his aim to reach 50 Cent's level of music-making and why he says Shady/Aftermath associates Eminem and Dr. Dre are "perfectionists.

Continue reading Tony Yayo Breaks Down Work Ethic, "I Want 50 To Be Impressed".

PULSE REPORT: Eminem Sends Mariah Carey A "Warning," Jay-Z Outlasts Tupac Prediction, Young Jeezy Slams DJ Drama

July 31, 2009 1:00 PM

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, Eminem sending a warning to Mariah Carey, Tupac Shakur blasting Jay-Z in unreleased song, The Game reneging on his truce with 50 Cent, Young Jeezy blasting off on DJ Drama, and Method Man & Redman giving relationship advice.

Continue reading PULSE REPORT: Eminem Sends Mariah Carey A "Warning," Jay-Z Outlasts Tupac Prediction, Young Jeezy Slams DJ Drama .

Def Jam To Re-Sell "Blueprint" & "Blueprint 2" On September 11th

July 31, 2009 12:15 PM

Jay-Z's former record label, Def Jam, is reportedly preparing the release of the rapper's Blueprint and Blueprint 2 to coincide with Blueprint 3, which lands on store shelves this September.

Continue reading Def Jam To Re-Sell "Blueprint" & "Blueprint 2" On September 11th.

50 Cent Concert The Subject Of $125K Lawsuit

July 31, 2009 11:50 AM

A 50 Cent concert scheduled for this summer has become the subject of a $125,000 lawsuit filed against the rapper's agents, William Morris Endeavor Entertainment.

Continue reading 50 Cent Concert The Subject Of $125K Lawsuit.

Nas To Kelis, "I Was A Hell Of A Husband & Hell Of A Dad"

July 31, 2009 11:23 AM

Nas recently broke his silence on recent rumors that claimed he had an affair during his marriage with Kelis and offered his take on the gossip.

Continue reading Nas To Kelis, "I Was A Hell Of A Husband & Hell Of A Dad".

Jay-Z's "D.O.A" Sparks Reaction From Auto-Tune Maker, "We Couldn't Buy This P.R."

July 31, 2009 10:45 AM

Jay-Z's controversial "Death of Autotune" record has not only sparked a reaction from rappers but the makers of auto-tune have responded and they say the controversy is good for business.

Continue reading Jay-Z's "D.O.A" Sparks Reaction From Auto-Tune Maker, "We Couldn't Buy This P.R." .

DJ Drama Responds To Young Jeezy's Disses, "Don't Believe Them Lies!"

July 31, 2009 10:35 AM

DJ Drama has dashed off a brief response to Young Jeezy claims that Drama wanted follow in the footsteps of DJ Khaled but refused to spread the love.

Continue reading DJ Drama Responds To Young Jeezy's Disses, "Don't Believe Them Lies!".

Lil Wayne Takes Aim At Madonna's "Revolver," Music Video On Deck [Audio]

July 31, 2009 8:05 AM

Lil Wayne has agreed to collabo with Madonna for "Revolver" and to appear in a video for the singer's last contractual Warner Bros. album.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Takes Aim At Madonna's "Revolver," Music Video On Deck [Audio].

Ja Rule Drops "The Mirror" Album, "There's A Couple Of Jabs On There" [Audio]

July 31, 2009 6:00 AM

With the new release of Ja Rule's The Mirror landing online today (Juy 31) after a strong week of promotion, SOHH spoke with the Grammy-nominated rapper on what fans could expect to hear from the project.

Continue reading Ja Rule Drops "The Mirror" Album, "There's A Couple Of Jabs On There" [Audio].

Eminem Threatens Mariah Carey W/ New Song, "I Still Have Pictures" [Audio]

July 30, 2009 9:32 PM

Eminem has released a new diss song targeting both Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon which appears to be his response to the singer's "Obsessed" music video.

Continue reading Eminem Threatens Mariah Carey W/ New Song, "I Still Have Pictures" [Audio].

Drake Apologizes To Women For Controversial Video, Turns Down Kanye West Re-Make Offer

July 30, 2009 6:11 PM

Rap newcomer Drake recently spoke on passing up an offer by Kanye West to do a re-make of their "Best I Ever Had" music video.

Continue reading Drake Apologizes To Women For Controversial Video, Turns Down Kanye West Re-Make Offer.

Alfamega Explains Alleged T.I. Diss Song, "Fake People Feed Into Fake Beef" [Audio]

July 30, 2009 5:33 PM


Alfamega has addressed the claims that his song, "Round One," is a direct diss towards T.I., his former label boss.

Continue reading Alfamega Explains Alleged T.I. Diss Song, "Fake People Feed Into Fake Beef" [Audio].

Young Jeezy Airs Out DJ Drama, "He Just Started Acting Like A B*tch"

July 30, 2009 5:12 PM


Young Jeezy recently aired out his past issues with DJ Drama which led to their falling out which included profits for their joint mixtapes.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Airs Out DJ Drama, "He Just Started Acting Like A B*tch" .

Joe Budden Reacts To Nas' Child Support Payments, "That's Ludicrous" [Video]

July 30, 2009 4:25 PM

Joe Budden recently weighed in on Nas' publicized child support ruling and expressed his reaction to the rapper having to pay over $40,000 a month to Kelis.

Continue reading Joe Budden Reacts To Nas' Child Support Payments, "That's Ludicrous" [Video].

Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Nas & More Chosen For EA Sports Soundtracks

July 30, 2009 3:00 PM

Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Nas and more have been selected to appear on the upcoming EA Sports soundtracks for Madden NFL, NBA Live and FIFA 10.

Continue reading Diddy, Snoop Dogg, Nas & More Chosen For EA Sports Soundtracks.

Ludacris Explains Dr. Dre "Detox" Ghostwriting, "I Wrote A Couple Of Records"

July 30, 2009 1:55 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris recently spoke on ghostwriting for Dr. Dre's Detox album and his reaction to "O.G.'s Theme" leaking online earlier this month.

Continue reading Ludacris Explains Dr. Dre "Detox" Ghostwriting, "I Wrote A Couple Of Records".

Bang Em Smurf On G-Unit, "They Giving Back To The Hood Cause They Finished" [Video]

July 30, 2009 1:00 PM

Former G-Unit associate Bang Em Smurf recently weighed in on his reaction to 50 Cent and G-Unit celebrating a hometown event next month claiming it is a sign of his ex-camp's downfall.

Continue reading Bang Em Smurf On G-Unit, "They Giving Back To The Hood Cause They Finished" [Video].

Soulja Boy Snatches Drake For New Collabo, "He Showed Me My Respect" [Video]

July 30, 2009 11:30 AM

Soulja Boy Tell Em has announced plans to release an upcoming collaboration record with rap newcomer Drake.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Snatches Drake For New Collabo, "He Showed Me My Respect" [Video].

Lil Wayne Runs Down Young Money Roster, "It's Like In Sports When You Got That Kobe Bryant" [Video]

July 30, 2009 10:50 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne recently spoke on the force behind his Young Money roster, including artists Gudda Gudda, Lil Chuckee, T-Streets and others.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Runs Down Young Money Roster, "It's Like In Sports When You Got That Kobe Bryant" [Video].

Amber Rose Role Plays W/ Kanye West, "95 Percent Of The Video Is Just Me" [Video]

July 30, 2009 10:15 AM

Kanye West gal pal Amber Rose recently announced her role in an upcoming music video for his 808's & Heartbreak song "Robocop."

Continue reading Amber Rose Role Plays W/ Kanye West, "95 Percent Of The Video Is Just Me" [Video].

Drake Apologizes To Women For Controversial Video, Turns Down Kanye West Re-Make Offer

July 30, 2009 10:00 AM


Rap newcomer Drake recently spoke on passing up an offer by Kanye West to do a re-make of their "Best I Ever Had" music video.

Continue reading Drake Apologizes To Women For Controversial Video, Turns Down Kanye West Re-Make Offer.

Drake To Star As Funnyman In New Sitcom

July 29, 2009 5:53 PM

Rap newcomer Drake will make his return to the small screen in a new upcoming series called "Us and Them."

Continue reading Drake To Star As Funnyman In New Sitcom.

Lil Wayne Bosses Up For Young Money, "I'm Trying To Get My Artists Down Right" [Video]

July 29, 2009 5:42 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne recently spoke on the status of his Young Money record label and said he was still working on his forthcoming Rebirth album.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Bosses Up For Young Money, "I'm Trying To Get My Artists Down Right" [Video] .

Fabolous' "Loso's Way" Projected To Sell 100K, On Track For No. 1 Debut

July 29, 2009 5:20 PM

Fabolous' new album, Loso's Way, will reportedly debut No. 1 next week and is projected to sell up to 100,000 albums in its first seven days on store shelves.

Continue reading Fabolous' "Loso's Way" Projected To Sell 100K, On Track For No. 1 Debut .

Jay-Z & Eminem's "DJ Hero: Renegade Edition" Revealed

July 29, 2009 4:40 PM

The company behind Jay-Z and Eminem's forthcoming DJ Hero game has released more information on its hardware including a sneak peek at the duo's Renegade Edition turntable.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Eminem's "DJ Hero: Renegade Edition" Revealed.

Ja Rule Bypasses Record Label, Leaking Full Length "The Mirror" Album

July 29, 2009 4:30 PM

Ja Rule has reportedly decided to scrap his unreleased Mirror album and provide a link to the project's content opting out of releasing in retail stores.

Continue reading Ja Rule Bypasses Record Label, Leaking Full Length "The Mirror" Album.

Eminem's "Funny People" Director Gives Rapper Thumbs Up, "He Was Really Funny & Willing To Say Anything" [Video]

July 29, 2009 4:00 PM

Funny People director Judd Apatow recently spoke on Eminem's on-set performance in the upcoming Adam Sandler film and talked about his experience working with the comedic rapper.

Continue reading Eminem's "Funny People" Director Gives Rapper Thumbs Up, "He Was Really Funny & Willing To Say Anything" [Video].

Ludacris Murders "Cineplex" Reports, "It's Just Really Frustrating When Somebody Puts A Rumor Out"

July 29, 2009 3:20 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris has cleared the air on his next album being called Cineplex and promised his joint collaboration project with Shawnna is still on deck.

Continue reading Ludacris Murders "Cineplex" Reports, "It's Just Really Frustrating When Somebody Puts A Rumor Out".

Fabolous Inks "F*ck You" List, "To The Fake A** Industry People Who Smile In Your Face"

July 29, 2009 2:30 PM

In recognition of his new album Loso's Way hitting stores yesterday (July 28), Fabolous wrote an acknowledgment list he directed to both supporters and "haters."

Continue reading Fabolous Inks "F*ck You" List, "To The Fake A** Industry People Who Smile In Your Face".

Ghostface Reveals Comic Confusion, "I Ain't Never Do That" [Video]

July 29, 2009 2:05 PM

With the recent promotion of graphic novel Cell Block Z, which reportedly features Ghostface Killah, SOHH reached out to the rapper who said he was unaware of the project's existence.

Continue reading Ghostface Reveals Comic Confusion, "I Ain't Never Do That" [Video].

Maino Crowns T-Pain Autotune King, "I Wouldn't Use Nobody Else"

July 29, 2009 2:05 PM

Maino recently spoke on T-Pain's auto-tune trend-setting and why he feels Jay-Z's "D.O.A." won't put an end to the sound.

Continue reading Maino Crowns T-Pain Autotune King, "I Wouldn't Use Nobody Else" .

Jay-Z Warns The Game About Taunts, "I Could Wake Up Tomorrow & Just Really Go Right In" [Audio]

July 29, 2009 11:30 AM

Jay-Z has addressed The Game's recent taunts and disses towards him and said while he is giving the rapper a temporary pass, things could easily change on a case-by-case basis.

Continue reading Jay-Z Warns The Game About Taunts, "I Could Wake Up Tomorrow & Just Really Go Right In" [Audio].

Maxwell Leads The Pack, Black Eyed Peas Still Cooking In Top 10 & Eminem Gets A Boost On The Charts

July 29, 2009 11:00 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Maxwell keeps a firm hold atop all R&B/Hip-Hop releases, the Black Eyed Peas stick at No. 6 and new releases from Jordin Sparks and Da T.R.U.T.H. land on the charts.

Continue reading Maxwell Leads The Pack, Black Eyed Peas Still Cooking In Top 10 & Eminem Gets A Boost On The Charts.

Nicki Minaj Turns The Other Cheek On Rap Beefs, "Even When They Say Slick Sh*t" [Video]

July 29, 2009 10:35 AM

Rap newcomer Nicki Minaj recently spoke on her decision to turn down rap beefs in order to help continue building a hip-hop movement.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Turns The Other Cheek On Rap Beefs, "Even When They Say Slick Sh*t" [Video].

G-Unit Goes Hollywood, Filming Movie W/ Harrison Ford & Diane Keaton

July 29, 2009 10:00 AM

50 Cent's G-Unit rap group have reportedly been chosen to make an appearance in the upcoming Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton film, Morning Glory.

Continue reading G-Unit Goes Hollywood, Filming Movie W/ Harrison Ford & Diane Keaton.

The Game On "R.E.D." Album, "My Flow Is As Raw As Before I Got W/ Dre" [Video]

July 28, 2009 5:40 PM

The Game recently spoke on his forthcoming R.E.D. Album and why the project would give fans a similar vibe reminiscent of his G-Unit/Aftermath debut, The Documentary.

Continue reading The Game On "R.E.D." Album, "My Flow Is As Raw As Before I Got W/ Dre" [Video].

Fabolous Looks To Biggie, Pac & Eminem For Album Theme [Video]

July 28, 2009 5:17 PM


Fabolous recently spoke on his Loso's Way album and the importance of sparking a return to themes in rap.

Continue reading Fabolous Looks To Biggie, Pac & Eminem For Album Theme [Video].

Kid Cudi Talks Role In New HBO Series, "It Was Important To Branch Away From Music"

July 28, 2009 5:00 PM

Rap newcomer Kid Cudi recently discussed his role in the forthcoming HBO series "How To Make It In America" and why it was vital for him to place music aside for his role.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Talks Role In New HBO Series, "It Was Important To Branch Away From Music".

Eminem's Controversial Michael Jackson Outfit Placed In Online Auction

July 28, 2009 4:00 PM

Eminem's controversial Michael Jackson attire from his "Just Lose It" music video has reportedly been selected as one of the numerous celebrity-contributed items for an online music auction.

Continue reading Eminem's Controversial Michael Jackson Outfit Placed In Online Auction.

The Game Breaks 50 Cent Cease-Fire, "G-Unit Still Don't Get No Love, F*ck Them" [Video]

July 28, 2009 2:30 PM

The Game has gone back to dissing his former rap group, G-Unit, after appearing on-stage last week and calling each member out at an Amsterdam concert.


Continue reading The Game Breaks 50 Cent Cease-Fire, "G-Unit Still Don't Get No Love, F*ck Them" [Video].

DJ Whoo Kid Takes On Jay-Z W/ "Camelgate" [Video]

July 28, 2009 1:25 PM

G-Unit associate DJ Whoo Kid has followed in The Game's footsteps and released a Jay-Z diss video called "Camelgate," in which he pokes fun of the rapper.

Continue reading DJ Whoo Kid Takes On Jay-Z W/ "Camelgate" [Video].

Maino Snaps On Record Industry Politics, "If I Had My Way, I'd Do Away W/ The F*gs" [Video]

July 28, 2009 1:00 PM

Maino recently discussed his stance on the record industry politics and warned fans of the shady dealings which, he claimed, go on behind the scenes.

Continue reading Maino Snaps On Record Industry Politics, "If I Had My Way, I'd Do Away W/ The F*gs" [Video].

Murder Inc's Newz Says Irv Gotti's Label Is Whole, "Lloyd & Ashanti Still There" [Video]

July 28, 2009 12:10 PM

Murder Inc artist Newz recently spoke on the status behind Irv Gotti's record label, including Lloyd and Ashanti's roles, and touched on his thoughts regarding 50 Cent.

Continue reading Murder Inc's Newz Says Irv Gotti's Label Is Whole, "Lloyd & Ashanti Still There" [Video].

50 Cent's "Entourage" Appearance Lands Online [Video]

July 28, 2009 11:17 AM

50 Cent's appearance on HBO's "Entourage" series has landed online and features the rapper playing himself with a brief interaction with actor Jerry Ferrara.

Continue reading 50 Cent's "Entourage" Appearance Lands Online [Video].

Young Jeezy Talks "America's Most Wanted" Tour, "I Do It For The Hood Every Time" [Video]

July 28, 2009 10:30 AM

Young Jeezy recently spoke on hitting the stage alongside Lil Wayne for the America's Most Wanted tour this summer and what separates their nationwide run apart from past tours.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Talks "America's Most Wanted" Tour, "I Do It For The Hood Every Time" [Video].

Drake Cranks Up Lil Wayne Collabo Competition, "I Fear Wayne's Creativity"

July 28, 2009 10:18 AM

Rap newcomer Drake recently spoke on his chemistry with Lil Wayne and updated fans on how much progress he has made on the forthcoming Thank Me Later debut.

Continue reading Drake Cranks Up Lil Wayne Collabo Competition, "I Fear Wayne's Creativity".

Hip-Hop Blamed For Nightclub Violence, Rap Music Banned

July 28, 2009 9:22 AM

After two fatal shootings took place yesterday (July 27) morning at a Cincinnati nightclub, the owner has decided to ban hip-hop events from the venue.

Continue reading Hip-Hop Blamed For Nightclub Violence, Rap Music Banned.

Kelis

July 28, 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 Kelis.

Alfamega Claims "DEA" Documents Were False, "Someone Typed It Up From Something" [Video]

July 27, 2009 9:36 PM

Former Grand Hustle associate Cedric "Alfamega" Zellars has made a self-recorded video tape claiming recent DEA documents, which accused him of working with the government as an informant, were fabricated.

Continue reading Alfamega Claims "DEA" Documents Were False, "Someone Typed It Up From Something" [Video].

Nicki Minaj On Foxy Brown's Sex Appeal, "She's Turning Me On Right Now" [Video]

July 27, 2009 9:30 PM

Rap newcomer Nicki Minaj recently spoke on her respect for fellow New York rapper Foxy Brown and addressed the emcee's publicized sex appeal.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj On Foxy Brown's Sex Appeal, "She's Turning Me On Right Now" [Video].

The Clipse Discuss Pharrell Studio Sessions, "Sometimes We Fight" [Video]

July 27, 2009 3:20 PM

The Clipse recently spoke on working alongside Pharrell for their forthcoming 'Til The Casket Drops album and what fans could expect from its release.

Continue reading The Clipse Discuss Pharrell Studio Sessions, "Sometimes We Fight" [Video].

Swizz Beatz On Re-Uniting Ruff Ryders, "Jadakiss Was The Hardest One To Catch" [Video]

July 27, 2009 3:00 PM

Producer Swizz Beatz recently spoke on what motivated him to reunite the original members of Ruff Ryders and why Jadakiss was the most difficult to get a hold of.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz On Re-Uniting Ruff Ryders, "Jadakiss Was The Hardest One To Catch" [Video].

Drake Ignores Doctor's Orders For Lil Wayne Tour, "I Made A Personal Decision 48 Hours Ago" [Video]

July 27, 2009 2:20 PM

Rap newcomer Drake has decided to bypass doctor's orders and hit the stage tonight (July 27) for the start of the Young Money tour alongside Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy and Soulja Boy Tell Em.

Continue reading Drake Ignores Doctor's Orders For Lil Wayne Tour, "I Made A Personal Decision 48 Hours Ago" [Video].

Raekwon Talks Dr. Dre Collabo, "He Was A Big Fan Of My Movement"

July 27, 2009 1:00 PM

Raekwon recently spoke on Dr. Dre's involvement with his Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 project and said he was thankful to be one of few artists to receive the Doc's support.

Continue reading Raekwon Talks Dr. Dre Collabo, "He Was A Big Fan Of My Movement".

More Lil Wayne "Rebirth" Delays Emerge, "Cash Money Just Changes Their Dates Whenever They Want"

July 27, 2009 12:00 PM

Lil Wayne's Rebirth album is reportedly being pushed back to the end of 2009 but no concrete date has been set even after reps for Cash Money and Universal Motown Records have weighed in.

Continue reading More Lil Wayne "Rebirth" Delays Emerge, "Cash Money Just Changes Their Dates Whenever They Want" .

Max B Attacks The Game For "Wavy" Rap, "N*ggas Is Using My Slang" [Audio]

July 27, 2009 11:20 AM

Incarcerated rapper Max B recently spoke on his issues with rappers like The Game using his signature slang while he's behind bars.

Continue reading Max B Attacks The Game For "Wavy" Rap, "N*ggas Is Using My Slang" [Audio].

Method Man & Redman On Nas' Child Support Payments, "A Kid Don't Need That Much Money To Survive" [Video]

July 27, 2009 11:10 AM

Method Man and Redman recently spoke on Nas' publicized child support ruling and said the rapper having to pay over $44,000 in each month was unfair.

Continue reading Method Man & Redman On Nas' Child Support Payments, "A Kid Don't Need That Much Money To Survive" [Video].

Slaughterhouse's Self-Titled Album Tracklisting Leaks Online

July 27, 2009 10:50 AM

The tracklisting for Slaughterhouse's self-titled debut has leaked online and shows guest appearances by Fatman Scoop, Novel, Pharoahe Monch and more.

Continue reading Slaughterhouse's Self-Titled Album Tracklisting Leaks Online.

Unreleased 2Pac Diss Song Targets Jay-Z, Nas, Dr. Dre, Mobb Deep & More [Audio]

July 27, 2009 10:24 AM

An unreleased Tupac Shakur diss song called "War Gamez" has landed online and features the late emcee calling out Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, Nas, Mobb Deep and more.

Continue reading Unreleased 2Pac Diss Song Targets Jay-Z, Nas, Dr. Dre, Mobb Deep & More [Audio].

Jay-Z Explains "D.O.A." Controversy, "It Was More Of A Challenge Than A Diss Record" [Audio]

July 27, 2009 9:01 AM

Jay-Z recently spoke on his controversial "Death of Autotune" record and why the song was his challenge for rappers to step up their emcee skills without the voice-altering effect.

Continue reading Jay-Z Explains "D.O.A." Controversy, "It Was More Of A Challenge Than A Diss Record" [Audio].

Ex-World Boxing Champion Vernon Forrest Fatally Shot [Video]

July 27, 2009 12:16 AM

Former world boxing champion Vernon "The Viper" Forrest was reportedly fatally shot in Georgia over the weekend as a result of an alleged robbery.

Continue reading Ex-World Boxing Champion Vernon Forrest Fatally Shot [Video].

Joe Budden On Post-Method Man Conflict, "A Lot Of People Didn't Even See The Original Video"

July 26, 2009 2:00 PM

Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden recently spoke on the before-and-after effects of his conflict with Method Man and why the public's perception of him was "misconstrued."

Continue reading Joe Budden On Post-Method Man Conflict, "A Lot Of People Didn't Even See The Original Video" .

Sean "Diddy" Combs' Tax Records Leak Online

July 26, 2009 12:00 PM

Hip-Hop mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs has reportedly had a tax lien in excess of $7,000 filed against him in relation to one of his restaurants, Justin's.

Continue reading Sean "Diddy" Combs' Tax Records Leak Online.

Ghostface Killah On "Wizard Of Poetry" LP, "I Was Gonna Base The Album Around Wizard Of Oz" [Video]

July 26, 2009 10:00 AM

Ghostface Killah recently spoke on the construction of his forthcoming Wizard of Poetry album and how long he has contemplated doing an R&B project.

Continue reading Ghostface Killah On "Wizard Of Poetry" LP, "I Was Gonna Base The Album Around Wizard Of Oz" [Video].

Drake Reacts To Jay-Z's "Run This Town" Song, "I Think Kanye Kills That Sh*t"

July 26, 2009 8:00 AM

Rap newcomer Drake recently spoke on Jay-Z's first official single from The Blueprint 3, "Run This Town," and killed rumors of being replaced by Rihanna.

Continue reading Drake Reacts To Jay-Z's "Run This Town" Song, "I Think Kanye Kills That Sh*t" .

Nas Blames Rap's Newcomers & Money For Hip-Hop's Death, "I Don't Know Who These People Are"

July 25, 2009 4:00 PM

Rap veteran Nas recently gave his thoughts on the ever-changing rap game and why he felt authentic hip-hop died with the emergence of short-lived rap stars.

Continue reading Nas Blames Rap's Newcomers & Money For Hip-Hop's Death, "I Don't Know Who These People Are".

Swizz Beatz Re-Loaded For Ruff Ryders, "DMX Is On His A-Game"

July 25, 2009 2:00 PM

Producer Swizz Beatz recently talked about re-sparking the Ruff Ryders movement and spoke on what fans could expect from DMX and Eve's comeback projects.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Re-Loaded For Ruff Ryders, "DMX Is On His A-Game".

Raekwon's "Only Built For Cuban Linx 2" Tracklisting Leaks

July 25, 2009 12:00 PM

The tracklisting for Raekwon's highly-anticipated Only Built For Cuban Linx 2 album has leaked online revealing each song and the emcee's guest features.

Continue reading Raekwon's "Only Built For Cuban Linx 2" Tracklisting Leaks.

Ludacris On Amber Rose, "I Think She's Extremely Innovative"

July 25, 2009 10:00 AM

She was unknown when she appeared in a Ludacris video, "Them Girls Like" last year but now Amber Rose has landed a deal with Ford Models. Luda tells SOHH what he  thinks about his video girl discovery.

Continue reading Ludacris On Amber Rose, "I Think She's Extremely Innovative".

Jay-Z Questions The Game's Motives, "I Ain't Say Anything Derogatory About Him" [Audio]

July 25, 2009 8:00 AM

Jay-Z recently spoke on The Game's rap battle strategy and why he would attempt a beef when derogatory words were never spoken against him.

Continue reading Jay-Z Questions The Game's Motives, "I Ain't Say Anything Derogatory About Him" [Audio].

Ghostface Says Alicia Keys "Just Stood The Kid Up" For R&B Collabo

July 24, 2009 5:30 PM

Ghostface Killah tells SOHH about the collaborations that won't appear on his upcoming album, The Wizard of Poetry, including one request for an Alicia Keys collabo that never happened.

Continue reading Ghostface Says Alicia Keys "Just Stood The Kid Up" For R&B Collabo.

Fabolous Makes "Loso's Way" Personal, "I Give A Little Bit More Personality" [Video]

July 24, 2009 4:45 PM

Fabolous recently spoke on his forthcoming album Loso's Way being one of his most personal releases to date and what topics fans could expect.

Continue reading Fabolous Makes "Loso's Way" Personal, "I Give A Little Bit More Personality" [Video].

Jay-Z's Last-Minute Booking "Kind Of A Miracle," Says All Points West Organizer

July 24, 2009 4:05 PM

All Points West music festival organizers explain how Jay-Z came on as a last-minute replacement for the Beastie Boys and saved the show.

Continue reading Jay-Z's Last-Minute Booking "Kind Of A Miracle," Says All Points West Organizer.

Eminem's Brother Cops Plea Deal In Drunk Driving Case

July 24, 2009 3:40 PM

Nathan "Kane" Mathers, the brother of Eminem, has reportedly pleaded guilty to drunk driving charges.

Continue reading Eminem's Brother Cops Plea Deal In Drunk Driving Case.

Joe Budden's "No Comment" Leaks Online, "Don't Ask Me Who I'm Talking About"

July 24, 2009 3:00 PM

Joe Budden

A new Joe Budden track called "No Comment" has landed online and appears to be a diss track directed towards an unnamed rapper.

Continue reading Joe Budden's "No Comment" Leaks Online, "Don't Ask Me Who I'm Talking About" .

PULSE REPORT: 50 Cent Still Pushing For Album W/ Eminem, Jay-Z Addresses The Game & Dame Dash, Nas Owes Kelis $44K A Month

July 24, 2009 2:15 PM

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about 50 Cent still dreaming of making an album with Eminem, Jay-Z taking shoots at The Game and Dame Dash, Kelis winning a $44,000 child support judgment from Nas, Alfamega penning a letter for T.I., and Karrine Steffans losing her cool on radio and TV.

Continue reading PULSE REPORT: 50 Cent Still Pushing For Album W/ Eminem, Jay-Z Addresses The Game & Dame Dash, Nas Owes Kelis $44K A Month .

Drake's $2 Mil Young Money Record Deal Details Revealed

July 24, 2009 1:45 PM

Drake's Young Money record contract details have been revealed by his managers and they say the rapper will have full ownership of his publishing.

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Katt Williams Dodges Bullet, Security Guards Face Gun Charges

July 24, 2009 1:00 PM

Comedian Katt Williams has reportedly had gun charges against him dropped this week which stem from an arrest last fall.

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50 Cent's "50th Law" Exposed, "Those Who Dismiss Him As A Gangster Should Re-Think"

July 24, 2009 11:05 AM

50 Cent's forthcoming 50th Law book's details have been revealed and will reportedly showcase the business-minded rap mogul as opposed to highlighting his rap lyrics.

Continue reading 50 Cent's "50th Law" Exposed, "Those Who Dismiss Him As A Gangster Should Re-Think".

Swizz Beatz Talks Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3" LP, "He Just Called Me From London Spazzin'" [Audio]

July 24, 2009 10:45 AM

Ruff Ryders producer Swizz Beatz recently revealed his role in Jay-Z's upcoming The Blueprint 3 album and what fans could expect.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Talks Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3" LP, "He Just Called Me From London Spazzin'" [Audio].

Jay-Z Drops "Run This Town" Record, "It's The Return Of The God" [Audio]

July 24, 2009 10:23 AM

Jay-Z has released the first single from his Blueprint 3 album called "Run This Town" which features both Kanye West and Rihanna.

Continue reading Jay-Z Drops "Run This Town" Record, "It's The Return Of The God" [Audio].

Nas Forced To Pay Up, Kelis Awarded $44K A Month For Child Support

July 24, 2009 9:10 AM

A judge has reportedly ruled that Nas will have to pay roughly $44,000 a month to estranged wife Kelis in child support.

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The Game Responds To Jay-Z, "I Ain't Lost A Rap Beef To Date" [Audio]

July 23, 2009 6:05 PM

The Game has responded to Jay-Z's recent "groupie" label and explained why the rap mogul would not win in a rap battle against him.

Continue reading The Game Responds To Jay-Z, "I Ain't Lost A Rap Beef To Date" [Audio].

Method Man Talks Joint Album W/ Ghostface & Raekwon, "It's In Discussion Right Now" [Video]

July 23, 2009 6:00 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man recently revealed plans to make a collaboration project alongside Raekwon and Ghostface Killah.

Continue reading Method Man Talks Joint Album W/ Ghostface & Raekwon, "It's In Discussion Right Now" [Video].

Trae Tha Truth Speaks On Drive-By Shooting, "You Don't Jeopardize Kids"

July 23, 2009 6:00 PM

Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth has spoken out against the people responsible for a drive-by shooting at a family event he performed at last night (July 22).

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50 Cent, Eminem & Dr. Dre Sign Slim Da Mobster To Record Deal [Video]

July 23, 2009 5:45 PM

50 Cent, Eminem and Dr. Dre have reportedly signed rap newcomer Slim da Mobster to their respective record labels and will play a large role on the forthcoming Detox album.

Continue reading 50 Cent, Eminem & Dr. Dre Sign Slim Da Mobster To Record Deal [Video].

Jay-Z Tagged For Last Minute Beastie Boys Concert Replacement

July 23, 2009 5:20 PM

Rap mogul Jay-Z has been chosen to replace the Beastie Boys for an upcoming New Jersey concert later this month in light of Beastie member Adam "MCA" Yauch's battle with cancer.

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The-Dream Calls It Quits, "I'd Rather Kill The-Dream Than Somebody Else Kill Me" [Video]

July 23, 2009 4:25 PM

Hitmaker The-Dream has announced his retirement from making albums and explained why his next album will be his last.

Continue reading The-Dream Calls It Quits, "I'd Rather Kill The-Dream Than Somebody Else Kill Me" [Video].

Wendy Williams Leaves Radio, "I Want To Thank Everyone Who Supported Me"

July 23, 2009 1:00 PM

Controversial radio personality Wendy Williams has announced her departure from radio station WBLS and will make her transition into full-time television host.

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Ghostface Accepts Chris Brown's Public Apology, "Just Don't Do That Sh*t No More"

July 23, 2009 12:00 PM

Ghostface Killah recently sat down with SOHH and weighed in on the public apology Chris Brown made regarding the Rihanna incident.

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Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys Couple Up For Whitney Houston Comeback, "We Need To Bring Whitney Back" [Video]

July 23, 2009 11:40 AM

Ruff Ryders producer Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys have teamed up to help spark Whitney Houston's comeback album with a track called "Million Dollar Bill."

Continue reading Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys Couple Up For Whitney Houston Comeback, "We Need To Bring Whitney Back" [Video].

Alfamega Pens Open Letter To T.I., "I Was Ready To Go To War For You"

July 23, 2009 11:10 AM

Former Grand Hustle associate Cedric "Alfamega" Zellars has reportedly inked an open letter to T.I. which speaks on his past and present loyalty.

Continue reading Alfamega Pens Open Letter To T.I., "I Was Ready To Go To War For You".

Kelis Announces Baby's Birth, "He's 7.8 Pounds Of The Greatest Stuff On Earth"

July 23, 2009 10:15 AM

Kelis has announced the birth of her first child with estranged husband Nas and offered details about her labor.

Continue reading Kelis Announces Baby's Birth, "He's 7.8 Pounds Of The Greatest Stuff On Earth".

Ne-Yo Refuses To Ink Chris Brown Diss Song, "I'm Not Gonna Bash Him For That"

July 23, 2009 8:48 AM

R&B hitmaker Ne-Yo recently revealed his contribution towards Rihanna's forthcoming R-Rated album and promised he would not take part in any anti-Chris Brown record.

Continue reading Ne-Yo Refuses To Ink Chris Brown Diss Song, "I'm Not Gonna Bash Him For That".

BREAKING: Drive-By Shooting Leaves 6 Wounded At Houston Rapper Rally

July 23, 2009 6:41 AM

At least six people have reportedly been wounded by gunfire during a Texas Southern University event Wednesday (July 22) night which included a performance by local rapper Trae tha Truth.

Continue reading BREAKING: Drive-By Shooting Leaves 6 Wounded At Houston Rapper Rally.

Former Vibe Editor-In-Chief Talks Mag's Fold, "I Don't Know Where These Stories Will Be Told"

July 22, 2009 6:10 PM

Former Vibe Magazine Editor-In-Chief Danyel Smith recently spoke on the downfall of one of hip-hop's most celebrated publications and how the magazine will likely re-emerge in the future.

Continue reading Former Vibe Editor-In-Chief Talks Mag's Fold, "I Don't Know Where These Stories Will Be Told".

Drake Signs Tour Booking Deal, Joins Beyonce & Katt Williams

July 22, 2009 6:00 PM

Drake has signed a deal to International Creative Management which represents a variety of artists including Beyonce, Sean Kingston, Katt Williams and more.

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Ja Rule Asks Fans To Help W/ Comeback Album, "I'ma Do Something For The People" [Video]

July 22, 2009 5:15 PM

Ja Rule recently spoke on the status of his comeback album and what role the fans will have on the forthcoming project's title.

Continue reading Ja Rule Asks Fans To Help W/ Comeback Album, "I'ma Do Something For The People" [Video].

50 Cent Spills Details On "Power By 50" Cologne, "It Allows People To Come Closer To Me" [Video]

July 22, 2009 4:25 PM

50 Cent recently spoke on the motivation behind his upcoming Power By 50 fragrance and how it will allow fans and users alike to be more like him.

Continue reading 50 Cent Spills Details On "Power By 50" Cologne, "It Allows People To Come Closer To Me" [Video].

Joe Budden Confesses To Hidden Method Man Diss On Slaughterhouse Album

July 22, 2009 4:10 PM

Joe Budden has reportedly said the forthcoming Slaughterhouse album will contain a subliminal diss going at Method Man that was planted pre-truce.

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Fabolous Talks Drake Collabo Record, "We Kept Ending Up In The Same Circles"

July 22, 2009 3:00 PM

Fabolous recently explained why he recruited rap newcomer Drake for his "Throw It in the Bag" remix and how their collaboration went beyond the studio.

Continue reading Fabolous Talks Drake Collabo Record, "We Kept Ending Up In The Same Circles".

Ghostface Killah Speaks R&B Album Worries, "It's Not A Bullsh*t Piece Of Work" [Video]

July 22, 2009 2:30 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah recently spoke on the perception of his forthcoming R&B-based album and how serious R&B fans will appreciate this new direction.

Continue reading Ghostface Killah Speaks R&B Album Worries, "It's Not A Bullsh*t Piece Of Work" [Video].

Jim Jones Kills Twitter Milli Followers Hype, "Do You Get A Prize When You Get There?" [Video]

July 22, 2009 12:30 PM

Jim Jones recently spoke on his thoughts of Twitter and questioned what the hype is behind artists like Diddy and Ashton Kutcher reaching over a million followers.

Continue reading Jim Jones Kills Twitter Milli Followers Hype, "Do You Get A Prize When You Get There?" [Video].

50 Cent On Eminem Collabo Album, "We'd Do That In A Heartbeat"

July 22, 2009 11:40 AM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently discussed what it would take to step behind the booth alongside Eminem to create a collaboration album.

Continue reading 50 Cent On Eminem Collabo Album, "We'd Do That In A Heartbeat".

Twista Storms Into Top 10, Maxwell Dominates, Plus La Coka Nostra & Krizz Kaliko New Albums Land On Charts

July 22, 2009 11:00 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Maxwell becomes second best but dominates all hip-hop and R&B releases, Joe croons into No. 7, Twista storms within Top 10 plus new releases from La Coka Nostra and Krizz Kaliko land on the charts.

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Nas Confirms Baby's Birth W/ Kelis, "My Son Is Born Today" [Video]

July 22, 2009 10:04 AM

Nas has confirmed yesterday's reports of his estranged wife Kelis going into labor to give birth to their first child together and revealed the baby's name.

Continue reading Nas Confirms Baby's Birth W/ Kelis, "My Son Is Born Today" [Video].

Jay-Z Responds To The Game's Disses, "Tell Groupie To Get Over It" [Audio]

July 22, 2009 9:38 AM

Jay-Z has broken his silence on Chris Brown rumors and the recent disses shot at him by The Game.

Continue reading Jay-Z Responds To The Game's Disses, "Tell Groupie To Get Over It" [Audio].

Swizz Beatz Talks Ruff Ryders Movement, "The Music Is Coming Out Crazy" [Audio]

July 21, 2009 6:00 PM

Swizz Beatz recently spoke on the resurrection of Ruff Ryders and how he has been able to clock in studio time with DMX for the embattled rapper's return.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Talks Ruff Ryders Movement, "The Music Is Coming Out Crazy" [Audio].

Diddy Explains "Last Train" Delay, "Right Now It's Jay-Z & Drake Time" [Video]

July 21, 2009 4:40 PM

Diddy recently spoke on his upcoming Last Train to Paris album and said the project's delay is in part due to the forthcoming Jay-Z and Drake albums.


Continue reading Diddy Explains "Last Train" Delay, "Right Now It's Jay-Z & Drake Time" [Video].

Akon, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & Swizz Beatz Sued Over Sampled Song

July 21, 2009 4:15 PM

Akon, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Swizz Beatz have been named in a copyright lawsuit filed against them which claims they sampled a 1970's song.

Continue reading Akon, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & Swizz Beatz Sued Over Sampled Song.

50 Cent Talks Jay-Z Soundscan Challenge, "At The End Of The Day, Who Loses?"

July 21, 2009 2:30 PM

50 Cent recently spoke on recent talks of him challenging Jay-Z in a SoundScan battle and explained why there would be no losers in the hypothetical contest.

Continue reading 50 Cent Talks Jay-Z Soundscan Challenge, "At The End Of The Day, Who Loses?".

Buckshot Slams Rock The Bells Tour, "I Earned My Way To Be Here" [Audio]

July 21, 2009 2:00 PM

Boot Camp Clik's Buckshot has called out the organizers behind the popular Rock The Bells tour and questioned the logic behind their stage set-ups.

Continue reading Buckshot Slams Rock The Bells Tour, "I Earned My Way To Be Here" [Audio].

C-Murder's Fatal Shooting Trial Delay Denied, Judge Refuses To Postpone

July 21, 2009 1:20 PM

Incarcerated rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller's recent request to have next month's fatal shooting trial postponed has reportedly been denied.


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Kelis Misses Court Appearance, Rushed To Hospital In Labor

July 21, 2009 1:09 PM

R&B singer Kelis is reportedly set to give birth to Nas's son in a New York hospital which has forced her to miss a scheduled court appearance today (July 21).

Continue reading Kelis Misses Court Appearance, Rushed To Hospital In Labor.

Joe Budden Explains Method Man Peace Talk, "I Want The Whole Sh*t To Blow Over & Die" [Video]

July 21, 2009 12:00 PM

Joe Budden has revealed his recent face-to-face conversation with Method Man and explained how the two came together to secretly squash their issues.

Continue reading Joe Budden Explains Method Man Peace Talk, "I Want The Whole Sh*t To Blow Over & Die" [Video].

Ja Rule Stays True To His Word, Drops "Still Murda" [Video]

July 21, 2009 11:30 AM

Ja Rule has continued to show signs of his return to the music spotlight with the release of a new collaboration record called "Still Murda."

Continue reading Ja Rule Stays True To His Word, Drops "Still Murda" [Video].

Jay-Z To Replace Drake W/ Kanye West & Rihanna, New Single This Week

July 21, 2009 10:30 AM

Jay-Z has reportedly decided to swap out the original Blueprint 3 first official single with Drake with a joint collaboration record featuring Kanye West and Rihanna.

Continue reading Jay-Z To Replace Drake W/ Kanye West & Rihanna, New Single This Week.

Chris Brown Issues Public Apology, "I Can Only Ask And Pray That You Forgive Me" [Video]

July 21, 2009 9:00 AM

Chris Brown has issued a video apology for his highly publicized domestic dispute case with Rihanna and explained why he has kept fairly quiet since February.

Continue reading Chris Brown Issues Public Apology, "I Can Only Ask And Pray That You Forgive Me" [Video].

Joe Budden

July 21, 2009 12:00 AM

As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. For Caption Diss SOHH is asking you, the reader, to tell us what those words are...just keep it short. The person who coins the wittiest caption wins.

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Max B Checks The Game's Waves, "All That Male Stripper Sh*t, I'm Not Co-Signing" [Audio]

July 20, 2009 8:38 PM

Incarcerated rapper Max B recently updated fans on his well-being behind bars and called out The Game's recent usage of "wavy."

Continue reading Max B Checks The Game's Waves, "All That Male Stripper Sh*t, I'm Not Co-Signing" [Audio].

Beastie Boys Member Diagnosed W/ Cancer, "I Apologize To Everybody" [Video]

July 20, 2009 7:54 PM

Def Jam pioneer Adam "MCA" Yauch of the Beastie Boys publicly announced having cancer today (July 20) which, he claimed, will be treatable.

Continue reading Beastie Boys Member Diagnosed W/ Cancer, "I Apologize To Everybody" [Video].

Prodigy Announces Autobiography Plans, "It's Coming Out The Same Day That I Get Out"

July 20, 2009 5:10 PM

Incarcerated rapper Prodigy has announced plans to ink an autobiography and said the book would be released on the same day he is let out of jail.

Continue reading Prodigy Announces Autobiography Plans, "It's Coming Out The Same Day That I Get Out".

Lil Wayne & T.I. Go Rock, Tagged For Kid Rock Album

July 20, 2009 5:00 PM

Grammy-winning rappers Lil Wayne and T.I. have reportedly been chosen to add their raps to Kid Rock's upcoming album.

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Inspectah Deck Pulls Back From Joe Budden Battle, "I'm Not Saying Nothing Else To Dude" [Video]

July 20, 2009 4:50 PM

Inspectah Deck recently addressed his Joe Budden diss record "House N*gga" and explained why he will fall back from further verbal jabs for the time being.

Continue reading Inspectah Deck Pulls Back From Joe Budden Battle, "I'm Not Saying Nothing Else To Dude" [Video].

Papoose Takes On Fat Joe From The Stage, "Even Fat Joe Was Forced To Lean Back" [Video]

July 20, 2009 3:25 PM

New York rapper Papoose recently dissed rap rival Fat Joe on-stage last week with a combative freestyle rhyme in which he wished for the rapper's death in place of Michael Jackson's.

Continue reading Papoose Takes On Fat Joe From The Stage, "Even Fat Joe Was Forced To Lean Back" [Video].

Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Delayed Again, "When It's Perfect You Guys Will Receive It"

July 20, 2009 2:50 PM

Lil Wayne's highly anticipated Rebirth album has reportedly been pushed back to this fall and will be released when it has reached "perfection."

Continue reading Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Delayed Again, "When It's Perfect You Guys Will Receive It".

50 Cent Hits Road For "50th Law" Tour

July 20, 2009 1:30 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has announced dates for his upcoming 50th Law book tour with author Robert Greene.

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Michael Jackson Movie In Talks For Big Screen

July 20, 2009 1:00 PM

A film on the late Michael Jackson is reportedly being considered by major movie companies and could possibly hit the big screen later this year.

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Joe Budden Apologizes W/ Warning, "Any One Of Them N*ggas Say Something, The Peace Treaty Is F*cking Over" [Video]

July 20, 2009 11:20 AM

Joe Budden has broken his "No Comment" rule and decided to bury the hatchet and issue a truce concerning his past Method Man rap challenge but warned all involved to let it rest.

Continue reading Joe Budden Apologizes W/ Warning, "Any One Of Them N*ggas Say Something, The Peace Treaty Is F*cking Over" [Video].

Alfamega To T.I., "Tip Knew What I Had Been Locked Up For" [Video]

July 20, 2009 11:00 AM

Former Grand Hustle associate Alfamega recently responded to T.I.'s past statements about his criminal background and denied he ever worked for the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Continue reading Alfamega To T.I., "Tip Knew What I Had Been Locked Up For" [Video].

Gucci Mane's Lawyer Addresses Arrest Rumors

July 20, 2009 10:30 AM

Southern rapper Gucci Mane's lawyer has addressed weekend rumors which claimed the rapper had been placed back behind bars after a court appearance.

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Remaining BMF Member Arrested After Two-Year Run

July 20, 2009 10:30 AM

The alleged final member of famed criminal organization the Black Mafia Family (BMF) has been arrested after reportedly being on the run for two years.

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Jay-Z Addresses The Age-Factor, "I Can't Relate To A 15 Yr. Old"

July 20, 2009 8:55 AM

Jay-Z recently spoke on the perception of age within the rap game and why he is not willing to easily give up his spot to younger emcees.

Continue reading Jay-Z Addresses The Age-Factor, "I Can't Relate To A 15 Yr. Old".

DJ Green Lantern On Game & Jay-Z, "When You Say Somebody's Name, Be Prepared For Anything To Happen" [Video]

July 19, 2009 5:00 PM

DJ Green Lantern recently shared his opinions on The Game's rap war against Jay-Z and said the West Coast emcee may be justified for his attack on a hip-hop mogul.

Continue reading DJ Green Lantern On Game & Jay-Z, "When You Say Somebody's Name, Be Prepared For Anything To Happen" [Video].

Bow Wow Considers Joining T.I. Or Jermaine Dupri, "Should I Help JD Re-Build So So Def?"

July 19, 2009 5:00 PM

Bow Wow is reportedly reaching out to fans for their opinion on which label he should sign with which includes possibly joining the likes of Jermaine Dupri and T.I.

Continue reading Bow Wow Considers Joining T.I. Or Jermaine Dupri, "Should I Help JD Re-Build So So Def?".

Eminem Explains Slim Shady, "It Allows Me To Have An Excuse To Be An A**hole" [Video]

July 19, 2009 3:00 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem recently spoke on his rap alias "Slim Shady" and why his controversially comedic character will live on past his run in the rap game.

Continue reading Eminem Explains Slim Shady, "It Allows Me To Have An Excuse To Be An A**hole" [Video].

LL Cool J Co-Signs Lil Wayne & Drake, "He Seems To Be The Dominant Figure" [Video]

July 19, 2009 2:00 PM

Hip-Hop pioneer LL Cool J recently spoke on the impact of Lil Wayne and Drake to the rap game and why the duo make more than just a hot "chorus."

Continue reading LL Cool J Co-Signs Lil Wayne & Drake, "He Seems To Be The Dominant Figure" [Video].

Raekwon Announces "OB4CL2" Debut Single Countdown, "I Ain't Expecting Everybody To Like Anything" [Video]

July 19, 2009 12:00 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has announced the release of his Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 official first single within the next two weeks.

Continue reading Raekwon Announces "OB4CL2" Debut Single Countdown, "I Ain't Expecting Everybody To Like Anything" [Video].

Mase Keeps "Thinkin' Bout You" On New Record, "This Ain't Swagger" [Audio]

July 19, 2009 10:00 AM

Bad Boy protege Mase has shown his return to the rap game is official with the release of a new song called "Thinkin' Bout You."

Continue reading Mase Keeps "Thinkin' Bout You" On New Record, "This Ain't Swagger" [Audio].

Nore Clears Up Kanye West & Pharrell Rumors, "This Man Is Not Gay" [Audio]

July 19, 2009 8:00 AM

CNN's Nore recently continued his talk of gay rappers within hip-hop and cleared the air on the public's perceptions towards Kanye West and Pharrell Williams.

Continue reading Nore Clears Up Kanye West & Pharrell Rumors, "This Man Is Not Gay" [Audio].

50 Cent Slashes Multi-Million Dollar Mansion "For Sale" Price

July 19, 2009 12:04 AM

50 Cent's highly publicized Connecticut mansion has made headlines again as new reports claim the multi-platinum selling rapper has lowered the home's for sale price to $10.9 million.

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Fabolous' "Loso's Way" Story Revealed, Faces Off W/ Styles P [Video]

July 18, 2009 4:00 PM

Fabolous' upcoming Loso's Way storyline has been revealed and will show the Street Fam rep going head-to-head with D-Block's Styles P in the film.

Continue reading Fabolous' "Loso's Way" Story Revealed, Faces Off W/ Styles P [Video].

50 Cent Talks Horror Movie Debut, "It's Gonna Be Intense"

July 18, 2009 2:00 PM

50 Cent recently confirmed reports of him starring in the upcoming Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde horror film remake and explained what fans could expect.

Continue reading 50 Cent Talks Horror Movie Debut, "It's Gonna Be Intense".

Tony Yayo Questions The Game's Jay-Z Disses, "Dudes Got Sniper Money" [Video]

July 18, 2009 12:00 PM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo has weighed in on his former labelmate The Game's recent rap war against Jay-Z and questioned why the rapper would go after the No. 1 Forbes Hip-Hop lister.

Continue reading Tony Yayo Questions The Game's Jay-Z Disses, "Dudes Got Sniper Money" [Video].

Big Boi Breaks Big News, Headed To Def Jam Records

July 18, 2009 10:00 AM

OutKast's Big Boi has confirmed recent reports of his departure from Jive Records and will join the likes of Fabolous, Rick Ross and Jadakiss at Def Jam.

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Jermaine Dupri & Janet Jackson Call It Quits, "Shouldn't Mix Business W/ Pleasure"

July 18, 2009 8:00 AM

Hip-Hop couple Jermaine "JD" Dupri and Janet Jackson have reportedly parted ways after being together for over seven years.

Continue reading Jermaine Dupri & Janet Jackson Call It Quits, "Shouldn't Mix Business W/ Pleasure".

Ja Rule Blasts 50 Cent W/ Countdown To New Release, "I Went At That N*gga Hard Too" [Video]

July 17, 2009 5:55 PM

Ja Rule has spoken on rap rival 50 Cent and discussed why he was one of the few rappers who addressed the G-Unit leader, in person, for his lyrical jabs.

Continue reading Ja Rule Blasts 50 Cent W/ Countdown To New Release, "I Went At That N*gga Hard Too" [Video].

Ne-Yo Explains On-Stage Meltdown, "I Cried Harder Than I Have In A Very Long Time" [Video]

July 17, 2009 5:25 PM

Grammy-winning singer Ne-Yo has broken his silence and explained why he had to cancel his Manchester performance last night (July 16) after appearing on-stage in tears.

Continue reading Ne-Yo Explains On-Stage Meltdown, "I Cried Harder Than I Have In A Very Long Time" [Video].

Tony Yayo On The Game's G-Unit Exit, "He Got Jealous Of 50" [Video]

July 17, 2009 5:10 PM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently spoke on The Game's apology and pointed out the mistakes behind The Black Wall Street leader's war against 50 Cent.

Continue reading Tony Yayo On The Game's G-Unit Exit, "He Got Jealous Of 50" [Video].

50 Cent Reps Five-O In New Film, "I Felt Good About The Actual Project"

July 17, 2009 4:30 PM

Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent recently spoke on his portrayal as a police officer in his forthcoming Streets of Blood film and the difference between making hit records and full-length movies.

Continue reading 50 Cent Reps Five-O In New Film, "I Felt Good About The Actual Project" .

Fabolous In Talks For Reality Show, "It's No 'Looking For Love' Sh*t Though"

July 17, 2009 4:00 PM

Fabolous has hinted at an upcoming reality show and has reached out to fans for feedback for his various concepts.

Continue reading Fabolous In Talks For Reality Show, "It's No 'Looking For Love' Sh*t Though".

Big Boi Talks Andre 3000 Solo Project, "Dre Is In Atlanta Right Now Working" [Video]

July 17, 2009 3:00 PM

Outkast's Big Boi recently spoke on the status of his long-awaited debut album Sir Luscious Leftfoot and confirmed reports of Andre 3000 currently working on his release.

Continue reading Big Boi Talks Andre 3000 Solo Project, "Dre Is In Atlanta Right Now Working" [Video].

No I.D. Reveals "D.O.A." Song Creation, "The DJ Said Jay-Z Needed A Record Like Soulja Boy" [Video]

July 17, 2009 1:50 PM

Producer No I.D. recently spoke on the creation of Jay-Z's controversial "Death of Autotune" record and explained how Soulja Boy was initially used for motivation.

Continue reading No I.D. Reveals "D.O.A." Song Creation, "The DJ Said Jay-Z Needed A Record Like Soulja Boy" [Video].

Barack Obama Gives B-Day Talk To NAACP, "Our Kids Can't All Aspire To Be LeBron Or Lil Wayne" [Video]

July 17, 2009 1:10 PM

President Barack Obama paid homage to the NAACP (National Assocation for the Advancement of Colored People) at its 100 year anniversary celebration yesterday with a motivational speech.

Continue reading Barack Obama Gives B-Day Talk To NAACP, "Our Kids Can't All Aspire To Be LeBron Or Lil Wayne" [Video].

Pharrell Sued For The Clipse Song, Sample In Question

July 17, 2009 1:00 PM

Hit maker Pharrell Williams has been sued over the "All I Wanna Do (Feel Like Me)" record he made for The Clipse.

Continue reading Pharrell Sued For The Clipse Song, Sample In Question .

Raekwon Confirms Ghostface, RZA & More For "OB4CL2" "He Did What He Had To Do For Me"

July 17, 2009 12:00 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has revealed the production behind his upcoming Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 album and said RZA, Dr. Dre, Pete Rock and more all made the final cut.

Continue reading Raekwon Confirms Ghostface, RZA & More For "OB4CL2" "He Did What He Had To Do For Me".

PULSE REPORT: NORE Reveals Gay Rapper Confession, 50 Cent Backs Off Sales Showdown W/ Jay-Z, Tony Yayo Rejects The Game's Apology

July 17, 2009 11:40 AM

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about 50 Cent rethinking plans to have a sales battle with Jay-Z, Tony Yayo not accepting The Game's apology, Nore identifying a gay rapper, Cam'ron and Mase making peace, and Remy Ma blaming the media for her negative appearance.

Continue reading PULSE REPORT: NORE Reveals Gay Rapper Confession, 50 Cent Backs Off Sales Showdown W/ Jay-Z, Tony Yayo Rejects The Game's Apology.

50 Cent Turns Down Jay-Z SoundScan Battle, "I Need A Few Songs To Be Finished"

July 17, 2009 11:15 AM

50 Cent will reportedly avoid going head-to-head against Jay-Z for the release of his Before I Self Destruct album and explained what delays are preventing his next album from hitting store shelves.


Continue reading 50 Cent Turns Down Jay-Z SoundScan Battle, "I Need A Few Songs To Be Finished".

Rev Run's Son Pleads Guilty In Marijuana Possession Case

July 17, 2009 10:50 AM

Reverend Run's son, Joseph "Jojo" Simmons has pleaded guilty in his publicized marijuana possession case earlier this year and has arranged a plea agreement.

Continue reading Rev Run's Son Pleads Guilty In Marijuana Possession Case.

Kanye West Due In Court Over Airport Scuffle

July 17, 2009 9:20 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's publicized legal case involving an alleged assault against a photographer will continue in court next week.

Continue reading Kanye West Due In Court Over Airport Scuffle.

Young Buck Breaks Silence On G-Unit, "50 Ain't Spoke & Banks Ain't Called" [Audio]

July 16, 2009 9:40 PM

Former G-Unit member Young Buck has released a new song called "Pullin Me Back" which discusses his falling out with 50 Cent and the Aftermath/Shady Records labels.

Continue reading Young Buck Breaks Silence On G-Unit, "50 Ain't Spoke & Banks Ain't Called" [Audio].

Twista's Capitol Debut Projected To Sell 35K First Week

July 16, 2009 9:05 PM

Rap veteran Twista's Category F5 is reportedly being projected to land within the Top 50 chart next week with estimated sales of around 35,000 sold copies.

Continue reading Twista's Capitol Debut Projected To Sell 35K First Week.

Tony Yayo Hits The Streets For Hood Challenge, "You Don't See Nas Out Here" [Video]

July 16, 2009 6:00 PM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo, in an attempt to make his "hood" presence known, has teamed up with fellow Queens, New York rapper Cormega for a filmed tour through their home borough.

Continue reading Tony Yayo Hits The Streets For Hood Challenge, "You Don't See Nas Out Here" [Video].

Jay-Z Blames Kanye West For "D.O.A." Success, "It Was Actually His Fault"

July 16, 2009 5:15 PM

Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z recently spoke on the creation of his record "Death of Autotune" and why its controversy and success is mainly due to Kanye West's involvement.

Continue reading Jay-Z Blames Kanye West For "D.O.A." Success, "It Was Actually His Fault".

Tiny Gives Update On T.I., "I See Him Every Weekend" [Audio]

July 16, 2009 4:50 PM

T.I.'s long-time girlfriend Tiny Cottle recently gave an update on the Grand Hustle leader and why he refuses to allow his kids to come visit him.


Continue reading Tiny Gives Update On T.I., "I See Him Every Weekend" [Audio].

Will Smith In Talks For Fantasy Film

July 16, 2009 4:15 PM

Blockbuster actor Will Smith is reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming City That Sailed fantasy-based film.

Continue reading Will Smith In Talks For Fantasy Film.

Fabolous Denies Swagger Jacking Jay-Z's "American Gangster" LP, "It's A Lot Different"

July 16, 2009 4:00 PM

Fabolous recently spoke on his forthcoming Loso's Way album and how there should be no misconception of him trying to bite Jay-Z's movie-based American Gangster project.

Continue reading Fabolous Denies Swagger Jacking Jay-Z's "American Gangster" LP, "It's A Lot Different".

Young Jeezy Ups His "Thug" W/ Kanye West, "He Did Maybe 7 Joints" [Video]

July 16, 2009 3:05 PM

Young Jeezy recently updated fans on the progress of his forthcoming Thug Motivation 103 album and announced labelmate Kanye West being tagged along for the project.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Ups His "Thug" W/ Kanye West, "He Did Maybe 7 Joints" [Video].

Kelis Says Nas Refuses To Pay Up, "He Has Provided Me W/ Only A $350 Check"

July 16, 2009 10:25 AM

Kelis has reportedly responded to Nas' recent claims--that his estranged wife overstated his earnings--by filing a court document outlining how much she has received from the rapper.

Continue reading Kelis Says Nas Refuses To Pay Up, "He Has Provided Me W/ Only A $350 Check" .

Twista Looks To Lil Wayne For Inspiration, "He Did What Tupac Did"

July 16, 2009 9:55 AM

Rap veteran Twista has given Lil Wayne high praise as he pointed out the similarities between Weezy and the late Tupac Shakur.

Continue reading Twista Looks To Lil Wayne For Inspiration, "He Did What Tupac Did".

Inspectah Deck Responds To Joe Budden's "Shook" Claims, "I Never Hid From Nobody" [Video]

July 16, 2009 9:22 AM

Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck has responded to Joe Budden, who said the rapper was hiding from him at last weekend's Rock The Bells concert in Washington, DC.

Continue reading Inspectah Deck Responds To Joe Budden's "Shook" Claims, "I Never Hid From Nobody" [Video].

C-Murder Associate Admits To Fatally Shooting Teen

July 16, 2009 7:54 AM

Corey "C-Murder" Miller associate Juan Flowers, who is serving a life sentence, has confessed to the fatal shooting of a teenager murder charge which the rapper is currently facing.

Continue reading C-Murder Associate Admits To Fatally Shooting Teen.

Ice Cube Buckles Up W/ Terry Crews For "Are We There Yet" TV Series

July 16, 2009 7:42 AM

Rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube has announced the television adaptation of his hit movie Are We There Yet? slated to debut next year and starring Terry Crews.

Continue reading Ice Cube Buckles Up W/ Terry Crews For "Are We There Yet" TV Series.

Remy Ma Blasts The Media From Prison, "I Only Watch The News For The Lottery"

July 15, 2009 5:40 PM


Incarcerated rapper Remy Ma has inked a letter updating fans on her living condition and her issues with the media as of late.

Continue reading Remy Ma Blasts The Media From Prison, "I Only Watch The News For The Lottery".

Q-Tip To Ink "Industry Rules" Tell-All Book

July 15, 2009 5:05 PM

Rap pioneer Q-Tip has reportedly decided to ink a tell-all book called Industry Rules which will reflect his rap career including his falling out with A Tribe Called Quest.

Continue reading Q-Tip To Ink "Industry Rules" Tell-All Book.

Lloyd Banks Looks Beyond Music, "We're In Talks Right Now For My Own Reality Show"

July 15, 2009 4:35 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks recently spoke on his career outside of music and hinted at an upcoming reality show and a possible movie.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Looks Beyond Music, "We're In Talks Right Now For My Own Reality Show".

Drake Reveals Initial Rap Worries, "Money Was An Issue" [Video]

July 15, 2009 4:15 PM

Rap newcomer Drake recently spoke on his popular So Far Gone mixtape and how he was able to use dark aspects of his life for records like "Successful."

Continue reading Drake Reveals Initial Rap Worries, "Money Was An Issue" [Video].

Ludacris Gets A Whiff Of Carmelo Anthony's Tag Challenge "Carmelo's Fragrance Probably Smells Like His Foot"

July 15, 2009 3:05 PM

Ludacris takes shots at Carmelo Anthony's Tag body spray and explains why his new Signature Series is a slam dunk over Anthony's.

Continue reading Ludacris Gets A Whiff Of Carmelo Anthony's Tag Challenge "Carmelo's Fragrance Probably Smells Like His Foot".

Rakim's New Single Leaks Ahead Of Schedule, "I Need To Talk To Y'all For A Minute" [Audio]

July 15, 2009 3:00 PM

Hip-Hop pioneer Rakim's first single "Holy Are You" from his upcoming Seventh Seal album has leaked online two weeks ahead of its initial release.

Continue reading Rakim's New Single Leaks Ahead Of Schedule, "I Need To Talk To Y'all For A Minute" [Audio].

The Game Clarifies Beyonce Diss, "I Got Beef Strictly W/ Your Boy" [Video]

July 15, 2009 2:15 PM

The Game has released his latest video blog from Europe where the rapper clarifies his recent on-stage diss going at Jay-Z and Beyonce.



Continue reading The Game Clarifies Beyonce Diss, "I Got Beef Strictly W/ Your Boy" [Video].

T.I.'s "Paper Trail" Update Shelved, "The Re-Release Is Definitely Not Happening"

July 15, 2009 2:05 PM

Incarcerated rapper T.I.'s Paper Trail re-release was reportedly shelved and will not hit stores despite music videos and promotion for the project earlier this year.

Continue reading T.I.'s "Paper Trail" Update Shelved, "The Re-Release Is Definitely Not Happening".

NORE Refuses To Out Gay Emcee, "I'm Positive I've Worked W/ A Gay Rapper" [Video]

July 15, 2009 1:30 PM

CNN's Nore recently spoke on the presence of homosexual rappers in hip-hop and revealed having worked with at least one in the past.


Continue reading NORE Refuses To Out Gay Emcee, "I'm Positive I've Worked W/ A Gay Rapper" [Video].

Eminem Up For Mark Wahlberg Boxing Movie [Video]

July 15, 2009 12:30 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem is reportedly being considered to star in an upcoming boxing-based film alongside Mark Wahlberg.

Continue reading Eminem Up For Mark Wahlberg Boxing Movie [Video].

Cam'ron & Mase Reunion Revealed, "This Isn't The Only Record They've Done" [Video]

July 15, 2009 12:30 PM

Cam'ron and Mase's recent reunion after nearly a decade apart is reportedly the start of  more collaborations to come, some of which are reportedly already completed.

Continue reading Cam'ron & Mase Reunion Revealed, "This Isn't The Only Record They've Done" [Video].

Twista & The Game Question Jay-Z's "Auto-Tune" Message, "T-Pain Stays, Old N*gga Goes"

July 15, 2009 11:35 AM

While Twista took a diplomatic approach, he joined the chorus of voices including The Game who have rebuffed Jay-Z's controversial "Death of Autotune" record and have sided with the popular voice-altering machine.


Continue reading Twista & The Game Question Jay-Z's "Auto-Tune" Message, "T-Pain Stays, Old N*gga Goes".

Maino Talks Debut LP Success, "Jay-Z Didn't Blow Up Off His First Album"

July 15, 2009 11:30 AM

Rap newcomer Maino has weighed in on his first album's overall success and why artists like Jay-Z and T.I. did not receive their current rap star status until later in their careers.

Continue reading Maino Talks Debut LP Success, "Jay-Z Didn't Blow Up Off His First Album".

Maxwell Makes Mega Comeback, Jamie Foxx Hits A Milli, Plus New Releases From The Alchemist & Michael Jackson Hit The Charts

July 15, 2009 11:00 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Maxwell makes his long-awaited return atop the competition, Eminem sticks to No. 9, Jamie Foxx croons past a million and new releases from The Alchemist and Michael Jackson hit the charts.


Continue reading Maxwell Makes Mega Comeback, Jamie Foxx Hits A Milli, Plus New Releases From The Alchemist & Michael Jackson Hit The Charts.

Alfamega On Apology Rap, "It Had Nothing To Do W/ T.I."

July 15, 2009 9:45 AM

Alfamega has addressed recent rumors which claim his recently released "I Apologize" song was directed towards Grand Hustle leader T.I.

Continue reading Alfamega On Apology Rap, "It Had Nothing To Do W/ T.I.".

Amber Rose Downplays The Game Diss, "He Seems Like A Really Nice Guy"

July 14, 2009 5:29 PM

Kanye West associate Amber Rose has reportedly responded to The Game's "I'm So Wavy" diss record and shared her reaction to the unexpected diss.

Continue reading Amber Rose Downplays The Game Diss, "He Seems Like A Really Nice Guy".

50 Cent To Take On Jay-Z in September 11th Soundscan Battle

July 14, 2009 4:45 PM

50 Cent is reportedly set to release his new album Before I Self Destruct on the same day as Jay-Z's highly anticipated Blueprint 3.

Continue reading 50 Cent To Take On Jay-Z in September 11th Soundscan Battle.

Common Slapped W/ "EZ" Copyright Lawsuit

July 14, 2009 4:25 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Common has had a copyright lawsuit filed against him which claims he sampled a 1970's song for his debut album hit "Take It EZ."

Continue reading Common Slapped W/ "EZ" Copyright Lawsuit.

Twista Talks Secrets To Rap Longevity, "10 to 15 Years Later I'm Dropping An Album" [Video]

July 14, 2009 4:20 PM

Rap veteran Twista recently shared the strategies he has used to stay relevant within the ever-changing rap game and why he considers himself the "Black Jason" of hip-hop.

Continue reading Twista Talks Secrets To Rap Longevity, "10 to 15 Years Later I'm Dropping An Album" [Video].

The Game Follows Diddy's Blueprint, "I'm Starting A Worldwide Search To Form My New Group"

July 14, 2009 3:30 PM

The Game has eased his recent rap war against Jay-Z to announce plans to create his own rap group called The Goon Squad.

Continue reading The Game Follows Diddy's Blueprint, "I'm Starting A Worldwide Search To Form My New Group".

Fabolous Lays Down Rap Newcomer Advice, Watch For "Record Labels Taking Every Coin Away" [Video]

July 14, 2009 2:00 PM

Fabolous recently gave some advice for rap newcomers like Drake and Charles Hamilton on what mistakes should be avoided prior to dropping their debut albums.

Continue reading Fabolous Lays Down Rap Newcomer Advice, Watch For "Record Labels Taking Every Coin Away" [Video].

Rah Digga Emerges Back To Rap Game, "I'm No Longer W/ Flipmode" [Video]

July 14, 2009 12:20 PM

The first lady of Flipmode, Rah Digga, has re-emerged onto the rap scene and said she has officially cut ties with Busta Rhymes' popular rap group.

Continue reading Rah Digga Emerges Back To Rap Game, "I'm No Longer W/ Flipmode" [Video].

Lil Boosie Weighs In On Rap Beefs, "Hell No I Don't Think That's Good, It Leads To Somebody Getting Hurt" [Video]

July 14, 2009 11:35 AM

As rap beefs take a more prominent role in the media, Lil Boosie has shared his opinions on the popular trend and explained the side effects of going head first to a rap battle.

Continue reading Lil Boosie Weighs In On Rap Beefs, "Hell No I Don't Think That's Good, It Leads To Somebody Getting Hurt" [Video].

Rakim Makes Rap Comeback, "Lose The Garbage & Rebuild Our Scene"

July 14, 2009 10:25 AM

Hip-Hop pioneer Rakim's long-awaited The Seventh Seal album will finally be released this fall and drop under the rapper's own record label.

Continue reading Rakim Makes Rap Comeback, "Lose The Garbage & Rebuild Our Scene".

Slaughterhouse On Charles Hamilton, "Dude Could Be One Of The Most Talented MC's We Got" [Video]

July 14, 2009 10:15 AM

Slaughterhouse recently shared their opinions on rap newcomer Charles Hamilton and why, despite shocking footage that made the young rapper an object of ridicule, his emcee skills are ahead of the game.

Continue reading Slaughterhouse On Charles Hamilton, "Dude Could Be One Of The Most Talented MC's We Got" [Video].

Jay-Z Confirms Multi Book Releases, "You Know I Had To Sign That Deal"

July 14, 2009 6:07 AM

Rap mogul Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter has confirmed recent reports about him signing a three book deal and revealed the first release's title would be called Decoded.

Continue reading Jay-Z Confirms Multi Book Releases, "You Know I Had To Sign That Deal".

50 Cent

July 14, 2009 12:00 AM

As the old saying goes, a picture is worth a thousand words. For Caption Diss SOHH is asking you, the reader, to tell us what those words are...just keep it short. The person who coins the wittiest caption wins.

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Joe Budden On Inspectah Deck Diss, "Yeah He F**king Hid 'Cause I Looked For Him" [Video]

July 13, 2009 6:00 PM

Joe Budden has shared his thoughts on Inspectah Deck's on-stage taunts last night (July 12) in Washington, DC, and explained why the beef didn't turn physical.

Continue reading Joe Budden On Inspectah Deck Diss, "Yeah He F**king Hid 'Cause I Looked For Him" [Video].

Nas Strikes Back At Kelis' $11 Mil Claims, "I Did Not Receive Even Half"

July 13, 2009 5:20 PM

Grammy-nominated rapper Nasir "Nas" Jones has responded to recent claims by estranged wife Kelis who is requesting he pay nearly $20,000 a month for child support.

Continue reading Nas Strikes Back At Kelis' $11 Mil Claims, "I Did Not Receive Even Half".

Ghostface Killah Gets Booked, "Cell Block Z" On Deck

July 13, 2009 3:45 PM

The Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah has added a new venture to his career with the upcoming release of his graphic novel called Cell Block Z.

Continue reading Ghostface Killah Gets Booked, "Cell Block Z" On Deck.

Asher Roth Avoids Battle Rap, "I Don't Like Using My Powers To Tell People They Suck"

July 13, 2009 3:20 PM

Rap newcomer Asher Roth recently spoke on his overall sound and why he would not step behind the mic in a battle rap session.

Continue reading Asher Roth Avoids Battle Rap, "I Don't Like Using My Powers To Tell People They Suck".

Inspectah Deck Taunts Budden At Show, "F*ck Joe Budden"

July 13, 2009 2:20 PM

The Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck reportedly made a scene over the weekend at a "Rock The Bells" performance where he told the crowd "F*ck Joe Budden" while the rapper was at the venue.

Continue reading Inspectah Deck Taunts Budden At Show, "F*ck Joe Budden".

Tru Life's Lawyer Breaks Silence, "He Will Be Vindicated Of Any Charge They Throw"

July 13, 2009 1:25 PM

Tru Life's attorney Alan Abramson has broken his silence on the rapper's recent incarceration and promised he would be found innocent of the murder charge.

Continue reading Tru Life's Lawyer Breaks Silence, "He Will Be Vindicated Of Any Charge They Throw".

Ludacris Exposed As Dr. Dre Ghost-Writer On "Detox" Song, "Not Sure How This Leaked" [Audio]

July 13, 2009 12:30 PM

A Detox track called "OG's Theme" has leaked online and features Ludacris rhyming in Dr. Dre's voice.

Continue reading Ludacris Exposed As Dr. Dre Ghost-Writer On "Detox" Song, "Not Sure How This Leaked" [Audio].

Jay-Z Says "Blueprint 3" Is A Wrap, "It Could Go Out The Door Right Now"

July 13, 2009 11:30 AM

Jay-Z has announced the overall completion of his upcoming Blueprint 3 album and promised its release this fall.

Continue reading Jay-Z Says "Blueprint 3" Is A Wrap, "It Could Go Out The Door Right Now".

Maino Accepts Blame For Lil Cease Beef, "I Probably Provoked The Whole Situation" [Video]

July 13, 2009 11:25 AM

Maino has broken his silence on his past beef with Lil Cease and publicly admitted to being partially responsible for sparking their differences, which led to a physical altercation.

Continue reading Maino Accepts Blame For Lil Cease Beef, "I Probably Provoked The Whole Situation" [Video].

Drake & Lil Wayne Drop New Music, "Y'all Want Some New Songs From Me?" [Audio]

July 13, 2009 11:00 AM

Young Money's Drake and Lil Wayne have both released new songs from their upcoming albums Thank Me Later and The Rebirth over the weekend.

Continue reading Drake & Lil Wayne Drop New Music, "Y'all Want Some New Songs From Me?" [Audio].

NORE Takes On Perez Hilton's "N-Word" Admission, "I Respect Gay People [But] I Hate F*ggots" [Audio]

July 13, 2009 9:53 AM

CNN's Nore has shared his reaction to Perez Hilton wanting to use the "n-word" towards Will.i.am in their publicized dispute last month and said the blogger should have kept his comments to himself.

Continue reading NORE Takes On Perez Hilton's "N-Word" Admission, "I Respect Gay People [But] I Hate F*ggots" [Audio].

Papoose Gives Remy Ma Update, "I Visit Her Every Other Day" [Audio]

July 13, 2009 8:56 AM

Papoose recently confirmed his marriage to incarcerated rapper Remy Ma and gave an update on her son and offered his views on the lack of male support for women in prison.

Continue reading Papoose Gives Remy Ma Update, "I Visit Her Every Other Day" [Audio].

The Game Re-Loaded For Jay-Z Rap Battle, "This Is Nothing Like The G-Unit Beef" [Audio]

July 13, 2009 12:12 AM

The Game has responded to the public's mixed reactions towards his unexpected rap war against Jay-Z and explained why his latest rival is incapable of being compared to G-Unit.

Continue reading The Game Re-Loaded For Jay-Z Rap Battle, "This Is Nothing Like The G-Unit Beef" [Audio].

The Wire's Slim Collabs W/ Jim Jones & Juelz Santana

July 12, 2009 2:00 PM

In this SOHH Exclusive Anwan Glover who played Slim on the hit HBO series The Wire talks about rapping along side Jim Jones and Juelz Santana on a new track.

Continue reading The Wire's Slim Collabs W/ Jim Jones & Juelz Santana.

Alfamega Puts DEA Talk Behind, Drops "I Apologize" [Audio]

July 12, 2009 12:00 PM

After months of controversy surrounding former Grand Hustle associate Alfamega and his alleged DEA past records, the rapper has released a new song called "I Apologize."

Continue reading Alfamega Puts DEA Talk Behind, Drops "I Apologize" [Audio].

Fabolous Links W/ Jay-Z For Multiple Tour Dates

July 12, 2009 10:00 AM

Def Jam's Fabolous has reportedly been chosen to re-link with his former boss, Jay-Z, for a series of upcoming tour dates throughout the country.

Continue reading Fabolous Links W/ Jay-Z For Multiple Tour Dates.

Juelz Santana Explains New Album Delay, "I Need Them To Get Used To Me" [Video]

July 12, 2009 8:00 AM

Juelz Santana recently spoke on his forthcoming Reagan Era mixtape and why his long-awaited sophomore Def Jam project has not yet hit shelves.

Continue reading Juelz Santana Explains New Album Delay, "I Need Them To Get Used To Me" [Video].

The Game Drops Jay-Z & Amber Rose Diss, "She Was Whispering To Chris Brown" [Audio]

July 11, 2009 7:57 PM

The Game has extended his rap onslaught against Jay-Z by including Kanye West associate Amber Rose on the new diss song called "I'm So Wavy."

Continue reading The Game Drops Jay-Z & Amber Rose Diss, "She Was Whispering To Chris Brown" [Audio].

Remy Ma's Lawyer Admits To $51K Tax Evasion

July 11, 2009 4:00 PM

Remy Ma's lawyer, Ivan Fisher, has reportedly pleaded guilty to tax evasion charges which stem from 2006 and will be forced to pay over $68,000 to the government.

Continue reading Remy Ma's Lawyer Admits To $51K Tax Evasion.

Fabolous On Lil Wayne Collabo, "You Don't Know If You Gonna Get Autotune Wayne Or Straight Up Weezy" [Video]

July 11, 2009 2:00 PM

Fabolous recently spoke on his upcoming Loso's Way collaboration alongside Lil Wayne and how an initial hook turned into a full verse from the self-proclaimed "Greatest Rapper Alive."

Continue reading Fabolous On Lil Wayne Collabo, "You Don't Know If You Gonna Get Autotune Wayne Or Straight Up Weezy" [Video].

Webstar Gives Drake The Lane, "Hopefully One Day I'll Compete W/ Him"

July 11, 2009 12:00 PM

Though DJ Webstar is enjoying regional success in the northeast he's the first to admit that his buzz doesn't compare to that of rap newcomer Drake.

Continue reading Webstar Gives Drake The Lane, "Hopefully One Day I'll Compete W/ Him".

50 Cent Reacts To Jay-Z's No. 1 Forbes Spot, "Call Me 'One' Next Year"

July 11, 2009 10:00 AM

50 Cent has shared his reaction to falling three slots down to No. 4 in Forbes' Hip-Hop Cash Kings List 2009 to Jay-Z and promised to regain the top spot next year.

Continue reading 50 Cent Reacts To Jay-Z's No. 1 Forbes Spot, "Call Me 'One' Next Year".

BET Bans Willy Northpole's "No. 1 Side Chick" Video, "'Every Girl' Can Get Played & We Can't?" [Video]

July 11, 2009 8:00 AM

Ludacris protege Willy Northpole has reportedly had his new "#1 Side Chick" video banned from BET due to the controversial sexual subject matter.

Continue reading BET Bans Willy Northpole's "No. 1 Side Chick" Video, "'Every Girl' Can Get Played & We Can't?" [Video].

Cam'ron & Mase Dead Rap Beef, "You Ain't See This One Coming" [Audio]

July 11, 2009 4:05 AM

Cam'ron and Mase have squashed their past rap beef and united for a song signifying their truce called "Get It."

Continue reading Cam'ron & Mase Dead Rap Beef, "You Ain't See This One Coming" [Audio].

Nas Promises "Untitled" Follow-Up, "My Sh*t Right Now Is Age-Appropriate"

July 10, 2009 5:50 PM

Nas has announced plans to release his tenth solo album and hinted at what fans could expect from its overall sound and content.

Continue reading Nas Promises "Untitled" Follow-Up, "My Sh*t Right Now Is Age-Appropriate".

50 Cent's "Streets Of Blood" Footage Leaks Online [Video]

July 10, 2009 5:10 PM

Footage from 50 Cent's upcoming movie Streets of Blood has leaked online and shows the rapper working as an undercover cop alongside Val Kilmer.

Continue reading 50 Cent's "Streets Of Blood" Footage Leaks Online [Video].

Drake Explains Universal Appeal, "Even When I Cater To Women, Men Benefit" [Video]

July 10, 2009 4:00 PM

Rap newcomer Drake recently spoke on his hit-making ability and why he aims to cater to both men and women despite mixed reactions from his racy "Best I Ever Had" music video.

Continue reading Drake Explains Universal Appeal, "Even When I Cater To Women, Men Benefit" [Video].

Former G-Unit Singer Olivia Denies Young Buck Sex Rumors, "Get The Hell Outta Here" [Audio]

July 10, 2009 2:30 PM

Former G-Unit member Olivia emerged this week to deny rumors of her having sexual relationships with Young Buck and Maino.

Continue reading Former G-Unit Singer Olivia Denies Young Buck Sex Rumors, "Get The Hell Outta Here" [Audio].

LL Cool J Re-Thinks Album Retirement, "I'm Not Running Around Looking For A Record Deal" [Video]

July 10, 2009 1:30 PM

Hip-Hop mogul LL Cool J recently spoke on what music plans he has since releasing his final contractual Def Jam album last year and why he may return to the studio for another solo release in the future.

Continue reading LL Cool J Re-Thinks Album Retirement, "I'm Not Running Around Looking For A Record Deal" [Video].

Al Sharpton Responds To Bill O'Reilly's MJ Rant, "His Personal Life Had Nothing To Do W/ Iconic Status" [Video]

July 10, 2009 1:00 PM

The Reverend Al Sharpton has responded to Bill O'Reilly's recent rant against Michael Jackson's personal life and questioned the host's true intentions against the late singer.

Continue reading Al Sharpton Responds To Bill O'Reilly's MJ Rant, "His Personal Life Had Nothing To Do W/ Iconic Status" [Video].

PULSE REPORT: The Game & Dame Dash Dump On Jay-Z, 50 Cent Earnings Drop, Bill O'Reilly Bashes Michael Jackson

July 10, 2009 11:50 AM


In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Dame Dash joining The Game in Jay-Z bashing, 50 Cent feeling the recession more than most rappers, Bill O'Reilly trying to steal Michael Jackson's thunder, Joe Budden facing off with another member of Wu-Tang, and Loon converting to Islam.

Continue reading PULSE REPORT: The Game & Dame Dash Dump On Jay-Z, 50 Cent Earnings Drop, Bill O'Reilly Bashes Michael Jackson.

DJ Drama Wins Cash Money Lawsuit, Judge Drops Case

July 10, 2009 11:30 AM

DJ Drama has reportedly had a Cash Money lawsuit against him thrown out of court which cited the Aphilliates head responsible for copyright infringement.

Continue reading DJ Drama Wins Cash Money Lawsuit, Judge Drops Case.

Lil Wayne Slapped W/ $432K Lawsuit For No-Show, Manager Reponds

July 10, 2009 11:10 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter has reportedly been sued for an estimated $432,000 over a missed performance in the Bahamas last fall.


Continue reading Lil Wayne Slapped W/ $432K Lawsuit For No-Show, Manager Reponds.

Bounty Killer Turns Himself Over To Police

July 10, 2009 10:38 AM

Dancehall artist Rodney "Bounty Killer" Price has reportedly turned himself in to police after being accused of assaulting a man.

Continue reading Bounty Killer Turns Himself Over To Police.

Pitbull Avoids Jail Time For DUI Charge

July 10, 2009 10:25 AM

Miami-based rapper Armando "Pitbull" Perez has beaten his 2007 DUI charge and avoided jail time this week.

Continue reading Pitbull Avoids Jail Time For DUI Charge.

Jay-Z Reportedly Close To Multiple Book Deal, Set To Release Rap Memoir

July 10, 2009 10:00 AM

Hip-Hop mogul Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter is reportedly close to inking his first official book deal with Random House which would likely consist of three releases.

Continue reading Jay-Z Reportedly Close To Multiple Book Deal, Set To Release Rap Memoir.

The Game Calls Out Beyonce, "My B*tch Don't Sling P*ssy Like That" [Video]

July 10, 2009 8:52 AM

The Game is continuing his war of words towards Jay-Z while overseas calling out both the rap mogul and his wife, Beyonce, at a concert and dropping "Death of Jay-Z."

Continue reading The Game Calls Out Beyonce, "My B*tch Don't Sling P*ssy Like That" [Video].

Jay-Z Knocks 50 Cent From No. 1 Earner's Spot, Tops All Rappers W/ $35 Mil

July 9, 2009 5:47 PM

Jay-Z, Diddy, Kanye West and 50 Cent have landed atop Forbes' annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings List this year leading the pack ahead of rappers including Lil Wayne, Eminem and T.I.

Continue reading Jay-Z Knocks 50 Cent From No. 1 Earner's Spot, Tops All Rappers W/ $35 Mil.

Maino Reacts To 18K First Week Sales, "I'm Still Bringing A Platinum Plaque Back To Brooklyn"

July 9, 2009 5:40 PM

Rap newcomer Maino has shared his reaction to selling just under 20,000 copies of his debut album If Tomorrow Comes... in its first week and broke down his record sales' relevance.

Continue reading Maino Reacts To 18K First Week Sales, "I'm Still Bringing A Platinum Plaque Back To Brooklyn".

The Game Takes Jay-Z Beef International, "Can't Be Getting Old Like Hov" [Video]

July 9, 2009 5:15 PM

The Game has continued his onslaught of disses towards Jay-Z with the Day Two: Jon Clettas Edition video blog where the rapper is seen taunting the rap mogul while traveling in Spain.

Continue reading The Game Takes Jay-Z Beef International, "Can't Be Getting Old Like Hov" [Video].

Drake Defends Michael Jackson's Cosmetic Choices, "Black People Don't Have Resentment Towards Him" [Video]

July 9, 2009 4:45 PM

Rap newcomer Drake recently spoke on the late Michael Jackson and the personal impact the pop singer had upon his career.

Continue reading Drake Defends Michael Jackson's Cosmetic Choices, "Black People Don't Have Resentment Towards Him" [Video].

Fabolous Explains Jay-Z Connection, "We Came Up W/ The Songs First"

July 9, 2009 4:30 PM

Fabolous recently spoke on his relationship with Jay-Z and how the hip-hop mogul became actively involved in the upcoming Loso's Way album.

Continue reading Fabolous Explains Jay-Z Connection, "We Came Up W/ The Songs First".

Royce Da 5'9 On J-Hood, "He Might Want To Shut His F*cking Mouth"

July 9, 2009 4:00 PM

Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9 recently spoke on his issues with J-Hood and why he refuses to directly address the rapper in his music.

Continue reading Royce Da 5'9 On J-Hood, "He Might Want To Shut His F*cking Mouth".

DJ Drama Speaks On Mixtape Game's Evolution, "There's Nothing Like The Internet" [Video]

July 9, 2009 3:10 PM

Grand Hustle's DJ Drama recently spoke on the status of the mixtape game and why his 2007 FBI raid may have sparked a newly innovated underground circuit.


Continue reading DJ Drama Speaks On Mixtape Game's Evolution, "There's Nothing Like The Internet" [Video].

50 Cent Promises Extended Rap Game Stay, "I'm Not A One Trick Pony" [Video]

July 9, 2009 1:20 PM

50 Cent recently spoke on his stay in the rap game and how his consistency will not allow him to share the same characteristics of a one hit wonder rap artist.

Continue reading 50 Cent Promises Extended Rap Game Stay, "I'm Not A One Trick Pony" [Video].

Young Jeezy Spills Details On "Thug Motivation 103" LP, "I'm Picking Up A Little Where I Left Off" [Video]

July 9, 2009 11:50 AM

Young Jeezy has given details on his upcoming Thug Motivation 103 album and said the project would carry some of the same characteristics as last summer's Recession.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Spills Details On "Thug Motivation 103" LP, "I'm Picking Up A Little Where I Left Off" [Video].

Ghostface Becomes "The Wizard Of Poetry" On R&B Album, "It's The Same Gritty Ghost"

July 9, 2009 11:10 AM

Roc-A-Fella associate Lenny Santiago has given more details surrounding Ghostface Killah's upcoming R&B-based album and cleared initial confusion regarding its content.

Continue reading Ghostface Becomes "The Wizard Of Poetry" On R&B Album, "It's The Same Gritty Ghost".

Bill O'Reilly Slams Michael Jackson, "Enough W/ The Phony Platitudes" [Video]

July 9, 2009 10:20 AM

Controversial television host Bill O'Reilly has shared his opinions on the late Michael Jackson and questioned why the media has highlighted the singer's music accomplishments and downplayed his troubled personal life.

Continue reading Bill O'Reilly Slams Michael Jackson, "Enough W/ The Phony Platitudes" [Video].

Lil Wayne Blames Label For "Rebirth" Delay, "The Album Is Done" [Video]

July 9, 2009 9:25 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne recently addressed his long-awaited Rebirth delay and said the project has been completed for some time.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Blames Label For "Rebirth" Delay, "The Album Is Done" [Video].

Nelly Plots Comeback & Premieres New Album, "This Is My First Time Being Able To Rock This Sh*t"

July 8, 2009 6:00 PM

St. Lunatics leader Nelly performed new music and announced his upcoming album at a show in Las Vegas earlier this week.

Continue reading Nelly Plots Comeback & Premieres New Album, "This Is My First Time Being Able To Rock This Sh*t".

Joe Budden Responds To Inspectah Deck, "He Should Be Dissing RZA For Not Paying Him"

July 8, 2009 5:00 PM

Joe Budden has responded to Inspectah Deck's "House N*gga" diss track and questioned the Wu-Tang Clan member's motivation.

Continue reading Joe Budden Responds To Inspectah Deck, "He Should Be Dissing RZA For Not Paying Him".

The Game Heats Up "A-Team" Movie Talk, "Working Out Twice A Day To Get Ready"

July 8, 2009 4:20 PM

The Game has spoken on his preparation for the upcoming A-Team movie, adding further clues to the reported role he will play. 

Continue reading The Game Heats Up "A-Team" Movie Talk, "Working Out Twice A Day To Get Ready".

Royce Da 5'9 On Rap Game Struggles, "We Need Eminem, We Need Jay-Z's Next Album"

July 8, 2009 3:40 PM

Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9 recently offered his thoughts of the rap game's struggles and why artists like Eminem and Jay-Z are vital for hip-hop.

Continue reading Royce Da 5'9 On Rap Game Struggles, "We Need Eminem, We Need Jay-Z's Next Album".

Pitbull Headed To Court Over DUI Arrest

July 8, 2009 3:20 PM

Miami-based rapper Armando "Pitbull" Perez is expected to begin his DUI trial today (July 8) in a Florida courtroom over a 2007 arrest.

Continue reading Pitbull Headed To Court Over DUI Arrest.

Inspectah Deck Steps To Joe Budden W/ New Song, "This N*gga's Life Is A Publicity Stunt" [Audio]

July 8, 2009 2:25 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Inspectah Deck has dropped a diss record going at Joe Budden called "House N*gga" in which he attempts to paint the Jersey rapper as irrelevant.

Continue reading Inspectah Deck Steps To Joe Budden W/ New Song, "This N*gga's Life Is A Publicity Stunt" [Audio].

Nas Says Damian Marley Collaboration Album Is 90% Done, "It Was Me & Damian Finding Our Way"

July 8, 2009 1:40 PM

Nas recently spoke on the progress of his upcoming collaboration album Distant Relatives with Damian Marley and the feedback he's received from fans on the Rock The Bells 2009 tour.

Continue reading Nas Says Damian Marley Collaboration Album Is 90% Done, "It Was Me & Damian Finding Our Way".

Slaughterhouse Talks Longevity In Rap, "Jay-Z's Still Got It" [Video]

July 8, 2009 12:50 PM

Slaughterhouse recently spoke on the mark they hope to leave on the rap game upon their departure and the likelihood of rapping into their early 40's.

Continue reading Slaughterhouse Talks Longevity In Rap, "Jay-Z's Still Got It" [Video].

Raekwon Explains "OB4CL2" LP Cover, "This Is For The Traditional Real N*ggas" [Video]

July 8, 2009 12:00 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has confirmed reports of his new Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 album cover recreating the image from his 1995 classic.

Continue reading Raekwon Explains "OB4CL2" LP Cover, "This Is For The Traditional Real N*ggas" [Video].

Maino's "Tomorrow" Charts Today, Jeremih Gets Birthday Wish, Wu-Tang Clan Returns & Black Eyed Peas Stay On Fire

July 8, 2009 11:00 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap Black Eyed Peas are still cooking, Jeremih outsells Eminem at No. 6 plus new releases from Ace Hood, Maino and Wu-Tang Clan land within Top 50.

Continue reading Maino's "Tomorrow" Charts Today, Jeremih Gets Birthday Wish, Wu-Tang Clan Returns & Black Eyed Peas Stay On Fire.

Michael Jackson's Album Sales Sky Rocket Off The Chart For Second Week

July 8, 2009 11:00 AM

Michael Jackson's legacy continues as his music sales crashed the charts and dominated the Top 5 music releases in the nation for a second straight week.

Continue reading Michael Jackson's Album Sales Sky Rocket Off The Chart For Second Week.

Bow Wow Reveals Depression W/ Alarming Twitter Message, "I'm Down More Than I Am Happy"

July 8, 2009 10:10 AM

Bow Wow, who recently parted ways with Columbia Records, published a Twitter message last night wherein he spoke on his "boredom" with life and how he's in a "dark place."

Continue reading Bow Wow Reveals Depression W/ Alarming Twitter Message, "I'm Down More Than I Am Happy".

Ludacris, Jim Jones, The Game & More Talk Michael Jackson Memorial

July 8, 2009 9:15 AM

Ludacris, Jim Jones, The Game, Busta Rhymes and more have shared their reactions to Michael Jackson's public memorial and described his impact in their lives.

Continue reading Ludacris, Jim Jones, The Game & More Talk Michael Jackson Memorial.

Raekwon Looks Beyond "Linx 2" Release, "I Might Drop 3 LP's Before This Year's Out"

July 7, 2009 5:40 PM

The Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon recently gave an update on his long-awaited Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 album and hinted at the possibility of releasing more projects before the end of 2009.

Continue reading Raekwon Looks Beyond "Linx 2" Release, "I Might Drop 3 LP's Before This Year's Out".

Maino Hints At New Reality Show, "I Haven't Really Spoke On It"

July 7, 2009 4:00 PM

Maino has hinted at a possible reality show he is preparing which will focus on him introducing someone to his lifestyle as a rapper.

Continue reading Maino Hints At New Reality Show, "I Haven't Really Spoke On It".

Amber Rose Responds To Chris Brown Rumors, "I Don't Let That Kind Of Stuff Bother Me"

July 7, 2009 3:45 PM

Kanye West associate Amber Rose has responded to rumors which claim she has become romantically involved with singer Chris Brown and denied all allegations.


Continue reading Amber Rose Responds To Chris Brown Rumors, "I Don't Let That Kind Of Stuff Bother Me".

Rappers Tune In For Michael Jackson Memorial, "This Is Crazy, Trying Not To Cry"

July 7, 2009 2:40 PM

Michael Jackson's memorial today (July 7) in California has drawn the attention and reactions from rappers including Juelz Santana, Talib Kweli, Fat Joe and more.

Continue reading Rappers Tune In For Michael Jackson Memorial, "This Is Crazy, Trying Not To Cry".

50 Cent Unveils Mixtape Secrets, "Writing A Song That Already Has Content Is Easy For Me" [Audio]

July 7, 2009 2:00 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently shared his secrets to crafting a mixtape and how his experience with the underground circuit allows him to complete the promotional use-only projects in days.

Continue reading 50 Cent Unveils Mixtape Secrets, "Writing A Song That Already Has Content Is Easy For Me" [Audio].

Chamillionaire Announces Mixtape Release Date, "This Is The Final Chapter" [Video]

July 7, 2009 1:30 PM

Southern rapper Chamillionaire has announced the release date for his final Mixtape Messiah 7 series and explained what it means for him to step away from his mixtape roots.

Continue reading Chamillionaire Announces Mixtape Release Date, "This Is The Final Chapter" [Video].

Dame Dash Talks Jay-Z & Chris Brown Controversy, "I Don't Believe In Publicly Punishing People" [Video]

July 7, 2009 1:00 PM

Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon Dash recently spoke on the rumors surrounding Chris Brown's absence from last month's BET Awards and why Jay-Z should embrace the young singer.

Continue reading Dame Dash Talks Jay-Z & Chris Brown Controversy, "I Don't Believe In Publicly Punishing People" [Video].

Lil Wayne Goes Federal, Hires Ex-FBI Worker For Gun Case

July 7, 2009 11:20 AM

Lil Wayne has reportedly hired a former FBI geneticist to help him in his New York felony gun case and prove his innocence.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Goes Federal, Hires Ex-FBI Worker For Gun Case.

Chris Brown Drops "I'm Illy" Freestyle, "I'm Really Loving Rapping Now" [Audio]

July 7, 2009 10:45 AM

Chris Brown has switched his style up and stepped further into the spotlight with his new "I'm Illy" freestyle in which he reverts to his inner rapper.

Continue reading Chris Brown Drops "I'm Illy" Freestyle, "I'm Really Loving Rapping Now" [Audio].

The Game Says Jay-Z Is Silenced, "He Won't Say Another Word, Quote Me On That"

July 7, 2009 10:30 AM

The Game has addressed his recent freestyle diss directed towards Jay-Z and promised the rap mogul would not respond to him.

Continue reading The Game Says Jay-Z Is Silenced, "He Won't Say Another Word, Quote Me On That".

Drake Tells Fans To Stay "Strapped," Joins Safe Sex Campaign [Video]

July 7, 2009 9:53 AM

Rap newcomer Drake has joined forces with Stay Strapped Condoms and is featured in the company's latest public service announcement commercial.

Continue reading Drake Tells Fans To Stay "Strapped," Joins Safe Sex Campaign [Video].

The Game & Jim Jones

July 7, 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 The Game & Jim Jones.

T.I.'s Prison Re-Opened For Visitation After Virus Scare

July 6, 2009 5:58 PM

T.I. will once again be able to see family and friends after a virus scare forced his Arkansas prison to be shut down for over two weeks.

Continue reading T.I.'s Prison Re-Opened For Visitation After Virus Scare.

Kobe Bryant, Usher, Mariah Carey & More Headline Michael Jackson Memorial

July 6, 2009 4:50 PM

Iconic singer Michael Jackson's public memorial tomorrow (July 7) will be headlined by fans and artists alike including Kobe Bryant, Usher, Mariah Carey and more.

Continue reading Kobe Bryant, Usher, Mariah Carey & More Headline Michael Jackson Memorial.

Kanye West Skips Summer, Fall 2009 Tour Dates Announced

July 6, 2009 4:20 PM

Kanye West's upcoming tour with Lady Gaga has officially taken form with the release of over 30 tour dates set to begin this fall.

Continue reading Kanye West Skips Summer, Fall 2009 Tour Dates Announced.

Jay-Z's Lawyer Withdraws From 40/40 Club Defense, Says Rapper Refuses To Pay

July 6, 2009 2:20 PM

The law firm working with Jay-Z in his case, which claims he did not compensate certain workers from his 40/40 Club, is reportedly backing out as defense.

Continue reading Jay-Z's Lawyer Withdraws From 40/40 Club Defense, Says Rapper Refuses To Pay.

J-Hood Explains Slaughterhouse Beef, "Royce Really Started That Sh*t" [Video]

July 6, 2009 2:05 PM

Former D-Block member J-Hood recently spoke on how his differences with Slaughterhouse became public and why Royce Da 5'9 should be blamed for sparking their rap beef.

Continue reading J-Hood Explains Slaughterhouse Beef, "Royce Really Started That Sh*t" [Video].

The Game Drops Jay-Z Freestyle Diss, "F*ck Jay-Z, Old A** N*gga" [Video]

July 6, 2009 12:22 PM

Just days after Jay-Z's recent Las Vegas freestyle, wherein he mentioned The Game and other rap rivals, the LA-based rapper has responded by dropping a freestyle of his own aimed at the hip-hop mogul.

Continue reading The Game Drops Jay-Z Freestyle Diss, "F*ck Jay-Z, Old A** N*gga" [Video] .

Loon Turns To Islam After Diddy Departure, "Bad Boy Days Are Over, Now I'm A Good Boy" [Video]

July 6, 2009 12:05 PM

Former Bad Boy rapper Loon recently spoke on his departure from Diddy's label to pursue his faith in Islam and why his issues with hip-hop are based on its lifestyle influence, not music.

Continue reading Loon Turns To Islam After Diddy Departure, "Bad Boy Days Are Over, Now I'm A Good Boy" [Video].

Eminem Makes Hollywood Return, Role In Adam Sandler Movie Confirmed [Video]

July 6, 2009 11:15 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has been confirmed to make an appearance in the upcoming Adam Sandler film, Funny People, set to premiere later this month.

Continue reading Eminem Makes Hollywood Return, Role In Adam Sandler Movie Confirmed [Video].

Soulja Boy Comes Clean On Twitter Rant, "Sorry To All My White Peeps Out There"

July 6, 2009 10:50 AM

Soulja Boy Tell Em has broken his silence on last week's Twitter rant and explained why he made controversial "cracker" statements regarding the music industry and his career.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Comes Clean On Twitter Rant, "Sorry To All My White Peeps Out There".

Snoop Dogg's Home Scene Of Near-Fatal Accident

July 6, 2009 10:00 AM

Snoop Dogg's California home was reportedly the scene of a near-fatal accident as a child was taken to a hospital after slipping under water.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg's Home Scene Of Near-Fatal Accident.

The Game Launches Vlog Series, Takes Shots At Jay-Z & Roc-A-Fella [Video]

July 6, 2009 10:00 AM

The Game has launched a vlog from Madrid, Spain, in which he speaks on his trip and takes shots at Jay-Z and the Roc-A-Fella brand from his hotel room.

Continue reading The Game Launches Vlog Series, Takes Shots At Jay-Z & Roc-A-Fella [Video].

Jim Jones Reacts To Jay-Z's Controversial Freestyle, "We're Back In Business People"

July 6, 2009 9:05 AM

Jim Jones, like The Game, has reacted to Jay-Z's controversial freestyle rap by asking fans if they thought the rapper's name-drop was an attack or just a casual mention.

Continue reading Jim Jones Reacts To Jay-Z's Controversial Freestyle, "We're Back In Business People".

The Game Speaks On Chris Brown, "He's Like A Brother To Me"

July 5, 2009 2:00 PM

The Game recently spoke on his relationship with Chris Brown and updated fans on how the singer in light of the publicized domestic dispute with pop star Rihanna.

Continue reading The Game Speaks On Chris Brown, "He's Like A Brother To Me".

Fabolous Talks G-Unit Collabos, "I F*ck W/ Lloyd Banks So Whenever He's Ready" [Video]

July 5, 2009 12:00 PM

Fabolous recently spoke on his admiration for G-Unit's Lloyd Banks and discussed their "unreleased" collaboration track which may have slipped under the radar.

Continue reading Fabolous Talks G-Unit Collabos, "I F*ck W/ Lloyd Banks So Whenever He's Ready" [Video].

Tony Yayo On The Game's Apology, "It's Too Late To Figure That Sh*t Out Now" [Audio]

July 5, 2009 10:00 AM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo has addressed The Game's recent apology to 50 Cent and crew over his past actions against the Unit and agreed the entire clan could have been more successful if they stayed together.

Continue reading Tony Yayo On The Game's Apology, "It's Too Late To Figure That Sh*t Out Now" [Audio].

Mase Searches For "Girlfriend," "Diddy Told Us 10 Yrs From Now We'd Still Be On Top"

July 5, 2009 8:00 AM

Bad Boy protege Mase has shown further signs of his return to the rap game by releasing a version of Trey Songz' "I Need A Girlfriend."

Continue reading Mase Searches For "Girlfriend," "Diddy Told Us 10 Yrs From Now We'd Still Be On Top".

Jay-Z Drops Controversial Freestyle, The Game Responds [Video]

July 4, 2009 8:42 PM

Jay-Z recently performed a freestyle in Las Vegas which has reportedly struck a cord with The Game who, in return, has responded to allegations of it being a subliminal diss.

Continue reading Jay-Z Drops Controversial Freestyle, The Game Responds [Video].

Ace Hood Talks Diddy Dream, "My Brand Is Going To Be Like A Bad Boy Label"

July 4, 2009 2:00 PM

DJ Khaled protege Ace Hood recently spoke on his rap career and revealed his aim to one day reach the same success as hip-hop mogul Diddy.

Continue reading Ace Hood Talks Diddy Dream, "My Brand Is Going To Be Like A Bad Boy Label".

The Game Explains MJ Tribute Song, "I Started Reaching Out To Diddy & Talked To Chris Brown"

July 4, 2009 12:00 PM

The Game recently spoke on the making of his Michael Jackson tribute song "Better On The Other Side" and how he was able to get Diddy and Chris Brown on the same track with short notice.

Continue reading The Game Explains MJ Tribute Song, "I Started Reaching Out To Diddy & Talked To Chris Brown".

50 Cent Inspired By Method Man, "He Was Just In That Zone & That Sh*t Is Still Hot" [Video]

July 4, 2009 10:00 AM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently spoke on his admiration for Method Man and why the Staten Island emcee, in his opinion, out-shined the entire Wu-Tang Clan.

Continue reading 50 Cent Inspired By Method Man, "He Was Just In That Zone & That Sh*t Is Still Hot" [Video].

BET Responds To Lil Wayne & Drake Controversy, "Elements Of The Performance Were Unplanned"

July 4, 2009 8:00 AM

BET has reportedly responded to last weekend's controversial Lil Wayne and Drake performance and claimed various aspects of their set was unplanned.

Continue reading BET Responds To Lil Wayne & Drake Controversy, "Elements Of The Performance Were Unplanned".

Joe Budden Challenges Lloyd Banks W/ Collabo Offer, "I'd Have To See If I Could Tear Him Up"

July 3, 2009 4:19 PM

Joe Budden recently spoke on G-Unit's Lloyd Banks and how he would want the opportunity to record with the rapper and go bar-for-bar with "The Punchline King."

Continue reading Joe Budden Challenges Lloyd Banks W/ Collabo Offer, "I'd Have To See If I Could Tear Him Up".

Ja Rule Warns Rappers Of Comeback, "I Got A Chip On My Shoulders This Year" [Video]

July 3, 2009 3:20 PM

 

Former Murder Inc. frontman Ja Rule has issued a warning to rappers in light of his upcoming rap return and promised he would come back with new material.

Continue reading Ja Rule Warns Rappers Of Comeback, "I Got A Chip On My Shoulders This Year" [Video].

Royce Da 5'9 On Slaughterhouse Debut, "All The Group Members Show Versatility"

July 3, 2009 2:00 PM

Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9 recently spoke on his rap group's upcoming self-titled album debut and promised hip-hop fans a return to lyricism.

Continue reading Royce Da 5'9 On Slaughterhouse Debut, "All The Group Members Show Versatility".

Drake Spills Details On Debut, "Let's Act As If We're Making A Second 'So Far Gone'" [Video]

July 3, 2009 1:45 PM

Rap newcomer Drake has revealed the strategy he plans to implement for his Thank Me Later debut and who he has collaborated with so far.

Continue reading Drake Spills Details On Debut, "Let's Act As If We're Making A Second 'So Far Gone'" [Video].

The Clipse's "Casket" Still Open, New Album Misses Summer Release

July 3, 2009 1:30 PM

Rap duo The Clipse's forthcoming Till The Casket Drops album will miss its anticipated summer release and land in stores this fall.

Continue reading The Clipse's "Casket" Still Open, New Album Misses Summer Release.

50 Cent Drops "Forever King" Mixtape, "Act As If You're A King" [Audio]

July 3, 2009 11:00 AM

50 Cent has released his new Forever King mixtape and promised more upcoming music to land online throughout the rest of the summer.

Continue reading 50 Cent Drops "Forever King" Mixtape, "Act As If You're A King" [Audio].

Killer Mike Calls Out 50 Cent & Jay-Z, "N*ggas Who Got Millions Talking About Bringing Sh*t Back" [Video]

July 3, 2009 10:30 AM

Grand Hustle's Killer Mike has called out both 50 Cent and Jay-Z for their recent attempts to spark a "return" to hardcore hip-hop and said he has already paved the way.

Continue reading Killer Mike Calls Out 50 Cent & Jay-Z, "N*ggas Who Got Millions Talking About Bringing Sh*t Back" [Video].

The Game In Talks For "A-Team" Movie, Replacing Common's Role

July 3, 2009 10:00 AM

Rapper-turned-actor The Game is reportedly in talks to star in the upcoming A-Team remake next summer and could possibly be replacing Common's speculated role in the film.

Continue reading The Game In Talks For "A-Team" Movie, Replacing Common's Role.

PULSE REPORT: 50 Cent Thinks He's Still #1, Drake Has Breast Week Ever, Mariah Carey Clowns Eminem

July 3, 2009 9:50 AM

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about 50 Cent still believing he's the #1 rapper, Drake enjoying the best week ever, The Game apologizing for G-Uint beef, Mariah Carey playing Eminem, and Soulja Boy going on a racial tirade.

Continue reading PULSE REPORT: 50 Cent Thinks He's Still #1, Drake Has Breast Week Ever, Mariah Carey Clowns Eminem.

Young Dro Puts "P.O.L.O." On Blast, "Your Boy Gonna Be On Fire Like A Motherf*cker" [Video]

July 3, 2009 9:00 AM

Grand Hustle's Young Dro recently spoke on his forthcoming P.O.L.O. album and aim to step up his Hollywood acting game.

Continue reading Young Dro Puts "P.O.L.O." On Blast, "Your Boy Gonna Be On Fire Like A Motherf*cker" [Video].

Michael Jackson's Memorial Location & Date Announced

July 3, 2009 8:30 AM

Music pioneer Michael Jackson's public memorial will take place next week in California with Jackson family spokespersons to address attenders.

Continue reading Michael Jackson's Memorial Location & Date Announced.

Eminem's "Beautiful" Music Video Debuts Online [Video]

July 3, 2009 8:00 AM

Eminem's latest music video "Beautiful" debuted online this week and aimed to show Shady fans a more serious side of the comical emcee.

Continue reading Eminem's "Beautiful" Music Video Debuts Online [Video].

Drake Regrets Controversial BET Awards Set, "It Was A Terrible Idea"

July 3, 2009 12:05 AM

Drake has addressed the recent controversy behind his "Every Girl" performance alongside Lil Wayne at last weekend's BET Awards show and said their set suffered from last-minute changes.

Continue reading Drake Regrets Controversial BET Awards Set, "It Was A Terrible Idea".

Maino Explains Chris Brown's Comeback, "I Don't See Him Getting Into Anymore Trouble"

July 2, 2009 5:30 PM

Maino recently commented on Chris Brown's comeback from his publicized domestic dispute with Rihanna and how the singer will deflect his five-year probation.

Continue reading Maino Explains Chris Brown's Comeback, "I Don't See Him Getting Into Anymore Trouble".

Drake Defends "All The Breast & A**" In New Video, "Hopefully They Don't Take Offense" [Video]

July 2, 2009 4:45 PM


The scantily clad women in the Kanye West-directed video for Drake's "Best I Ever Had" has drawn mixed reactions from celebrities across cyberspace.

Continue reading Drake Defends "All The Breast & A**" In New Video, "Hopefully They Don't Take Offense" [Video].

Lil Kim Returns To "Hardcore" Rapping, "I'm Feeling Real Sexy & Nasty" [Video]

July 2, 2009 4:25 PM

Notorious B.I.G. protege Lil Kim has promised her comeback album is on deck and said fans could expect a return to her debut LP Hardcore's rapping style.

Continue reading Lil Kim Returns To "Hardcore" Rapping, "I'm Feeling Real Sexy & Nasty" [Video].

Lil Wayne Requests Sick Day, Cancels All Europe Concerts

July 2, 2009 4:00 PM

Lil Wayne's highly-anticipated return to the United Kingdom and Denmark for a line of shows, including two venues alongside Kid Cudi, has reportedly been called off due to his doctor-approved "rest" needs.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Requests Sick Day, Cancels All Europe Concerts.

Quincy Jones Says Vibe Still Has Life, "I'm Tryin To Buy My Magazine Back Now"

July 2, 2009 3:00 PM

Vibe Magazine founder Quincy Jones has confirmed early reports of his publication folding but has described the strategy he plans to take in order to keep it running before completely shutting down.

Continue reading Quincy Jones Says Vibe Still Has Life, "I'm Tryin To Buy My Magazine Back Now".

BET Catches More Heat Over Lil Wayne Set, Filmmaker Inks Open Letter

July 2, 2009 1:10 PM

Award-winning filmmaker Byron Hurt has become the latest figure to address BET for their airing of Lil Wayne and Drake's "Every Girl" performance at the 2009 Awards ceremony.

Continue reading BET Catches More Heat Over Lil Wayne Set, Filmmaker Inks Open Letter.

Ace Hood & Maino Projected To Lead Rap Releases W/ 23K In First Week Sales

July 2, 2009 1:00 PM

Rappers Ace Hood and Maino have reportedly been estimated to sell up to 23,000 albums in their first week of sales.

Continue reading Ace Hood & Maino Projected To Lead Rap Releases W/ 23K In First Week Sales.

Eminem's "Beautiful" Music Video Leaks Online, Captures Rapper's Hometown

July 2, 2009 12:20 PM

Eminem's upcoming "Beautiful" music video has leaked online showing fans nearly two minutes of footage of the rapper in his hometown of Detroit.


Continue reading Eminem's "Beautiful" Music Video Leaks Online, Captures Rapper's Hometown.

Jay-Z & Diddy "Furious" Over Controversial Michael Jackson Mag Cover

July 2, 2009 11:30 AM

Jay-Z and Diddy have reportedly reacted to the controversial OK! Magazine Michael Jackson cover which features the late singer being rushed to the hospital.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Diddy "Furious" Over Controversial Michael Jackson Mag Cover.

Soulja Boy Publishes Racist Twitter Rant, "These Crackers Don't Know Who The F*ck I Really Am!!!"

July 2, 2009 10:10 AM

Soulja Boy Tell Em has reportedly inked a Twitter post, which appears to have since been removed, that used racist language to call out the media's negative portrayal of him.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Publishes Racist Twitter Rant, "These Crackers Don't Know Who The F*ck I Really Am!!!".

The Game Re-Thinks Leaving G-Unit, "Me & 50's Chemistry Was How Method Man Was To Redman" [Video]

July 2, 2009 9:45 AM

The Game recently spoke on his departure from G-Unit and how, if he had stayed, they could have all remained successful and sold "millions" of albums together.

Continue reading The Game Re-Thinks Leaving G-Unit, "Me & 50's Chemistry Was How Method Man Was To Redman" [Video].

Drake Reps Young Money For Life, "I Plan To Work W/ Lil Wayne The Rest Of My Career" [Video]

July 2, 2009 9:00 AM

Rap newcomer Drake recently spoke on his admiration for Lil Wayne and revealed why he plans to remain under the self-proclaimed "Greatest Rapper Alive's" wing for the remainder of his career.

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50 Cent's "OK, You're Right" Music Video Debuts Online [Video]

July 1, 2009 9:33 PM

50 Cent's second music video from his War Angel mixtape, "OK, You're Right," debuted online tonight (July 1) and showed the G-Unit leader's aim to create a single shot shoot-out concept.

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Raekwon Gets Caught In "Linx" Leaks, Rapper Justifies "OB4CL2" Delay

July 1, 2009 5:30 PM

Raekwon's highly-anticipated Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 album has been pushed back, which the rapper claims is due to internal problems at the record label.

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Lil Wayne BET Awards Performance Exposed, Dancing Minors Were Unplanned

July 1, 2009 5:27 PM

After Lil Wayne and Drake caught heat for their controversial "Every Girl" performance at the BET Awards 2009 ceremony, a source close to the camp allegedly said the on-stage presence of children was spontaneous.

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Twista Refuses To Play Numbers Game, "I Survive No Matter What My First Week Is"

July 1, 2009 4:00 PM

Twista recently outlined his career plan and why first-week sales and 360 artist deals are irrelevant to an artist with his level of experience.

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Prodigy Salutes MJ From Behind Bars, "I Wanted To Be Michael Jackson"

July 1, 2009 3:00 PM

Incarcerated rapper Prodigy has reflected on the life of Michael Jackson and the impact the singer has had on his career.

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The Game Preps MJ Tribute Video W/ Chris Brown, "The Footage Was So Monumental" [Video]

July 1, 2009 2:50 PM

The Game is reportedly prepping the release of his Chris Brown collaboration song, "Better On The Other Side," which pays homage to Michael Jackson.

Continue reading The Game Preps MJ Tribute Video W/ Chris Brown, "The Footage Was So Monumental" [Video].

The Alchemist Hearts Slaughterhouse, "Those Guys Are Sick"

July 1, 2009 12:50 PM

Producer The Alchemist recently revealed his admiration for Slaughterhouse and what the hip-hop squad brings to the rap game.

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Michael Jackson Breaks Sales Records In Death, Decades Of Music Crashes Charts

July 1, 2009 11:27 AM

Less than a week after Michael Jackson's passing, the iconic singer's record sales have sky rocketed atop the Billboard charts, breaking records along the way.

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Michael Jackson Still Thrills, Black Eyed Peas Aim For The Top, Eminem Relapses To No. 5 On The Charts

July 1, 2009 11:00 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Michael Jackson dominates with unprecedented posthumous sales, Black Eyed Peas hold firmly onto their top spot, Eminem hangs tight in Top 5 and new releases from Ginuwine and Al B. Sure debut on the charts.

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50 Cent Challenges Lil Wayne's Album Success, "So You Gonna Forget I Sold 10 Mil Records Twice?" [Video]

July 1, 2009 10:00 AM

50 Cent recently made a case for his inevitable return to chart dominance, citing Jay-Z's track record in an effort to explain why consistency is more important than short-term successes.

Continue reading 50 Cent Challenges Lil Wayne's Album Success, "So You Gonna Forget I Sold 10 Mil Records Twice?" [Video].

Vibe Explains Unexpected End, "The Print Advertising Collapse Hit Us Hard"

July 1, 2009 9:20 AM

Vibe Magazine's CEO Steve Aaron has confirmed his publication's end and informed readers how the magazine came to an end after 16 years of publishing.

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Memphis Bleek Goes For Dolo, "I Don't Want To Be Under Jay-Z's Shadow Forever"

July 1, 2009 9:00 AM

Memphis Bleek recently spoke on his current relationship with Jay-Z and how Hov will have a large hand in his upcoming album, The Process.

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Pharrell & Styles P Remember MJ, "What He & Quincy Jones Did Was Change Music" [Video]

July 1, 2009 6:00 AM

Pharrell Williams and Styles P recently reflected on the memory of Michael Jackson and expressed what the iconic singer's impact was upon their music.

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