September 2009 Archives

Eminem To Spill Details On "Relapse 2" & "DJ Hero" W/ DJ Whoo Kid

September 30, 2009 5:15 PM

Eminem has announced plans to publicly disclose details surrounding his upcoming Relapse 2 album with DJ Whoo Kid this weekend.

Continue reading Eminem To Spill Details On "Relapse 2" & "DJ Hero" W/ DJ Whoo Kid.

Cool & Dre On The Game's "R.E.D." LP, "We're Trying To Completely F*cking Produce The Whole Thing" [Video]

September 30, 2009 5:15 PM

Producers Cool & Dre recently offered new details on The Game's upcoming R.E.D. Album and expressed out their intent to produce the entire project.


Continue reading Cool & Dre On The Game's "R.E.D." LP, "We're Trying To Completely F*cking Produce The Whole Thing" [Video].

50 Cent On Fat Joe, "His Music Sucks So Bad. It's Gonna Kill People." [Video]

September 30, 2009 5:00 PM

50 Cent has continued to diss Fat Joe by releasing a new video showing various "victims," including Young Buck, who suffered injuries after listening to the rapper's J.O.S.E. Part II album.

Continue reading 50 Cent On Fat Joe, "His Music Sucks So Bad. It's Gonna Kill People." [Video].

Chris Brown Debuts Lil Wayne Collabo, "Make Sure Y'all Request It At The Radio" [Video]

September 30, 2009 11:45 AM

Chris Brown recently debuted  "I Can Transform Ya," his new song with Lil Wayne, which is reportedly the singer's first single from his upcoming album, Graffiti.

Continue reading Chris Brown Debuts Lil Wayne Collabo, "Make Sure Y'all Request It At The Radio" [Video].

Nelly Headed To Store Shelves, Apple Bottoms Fragrance On Deck

September 30, 2009 11:25 AM

Nelly's new Apple Bottoms Fragrance line is reportedly scheduled to land in retail stores next month as an extension of his own clothing line, Apple Bottoms.

Continue reading Nelly Headed To Store Shelves, Apple Bottoms Fragrance On Deck.

Jay-Z Slides Down To No. 2, Drake Still Successful At No. 9 & Sean Kingston Lands On The Charts

September 30, 2009 11:00 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Jay-Z is forced to fall back a notch, Drake is still seeing success at No. 9 and Sean Kingston makes a decent debut on the charts.

Continue reading Jay-Z Slides Down To No. 2, Drake Still Successful At No. 9 & Sean Kingston Lands On The Charts.

Bow Wow Speaks On Derrion Albert's Death, "We Gotta Stop This Violence" [Video]

September 30, 2009 10:25 AM

Bow Wow has addressed the tragic passing of 16 year-old Derrion Albert and said it is now time for all entertainers to speak up against violence around the world.

Continue reading Bow Wow Speaks On Derrion Albert's Death, "We Gotta Stop This Violence" [Video].

Diddy Confirms Interscope Records Power Move, "We Want To Build Something Very Special" [Video]

September 30, 2009 10:20 AM

Bad Boy CEO Diddy has confirmed his move to Interscope Records after a five-year run at Warner Music Group imprint Atlantic Records and said he is ready to begin signing new artists.

Continue reading Diddy Confirms Interscope Records Power Move, "We Want To Build Something Very Special" [Video].

DJ Webstar Announces ThisIs50 Fest Billing, "[50 Cent] Reached Out To Me" [Video]

September 30, 2009 10:15 AM

With 50 Cent's upcoming ThisIs50 Festival taking place this weekend, DJ Webstar spoke with SOHH about how the G-Unit leader personally requested for him to attend and perform at the event.

Continue reading DJ Webstar Announces ThisIs50 Fest Billing, "[50 Cent] Reached Out To Me" [Video].

Raekwon Stops Ghostface-Method Man Collabo Album Talks, "Everything Is Just Word Of Mouth" [Video]

September 30, 2009 10:10 AM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has spoken on the proposed upcoming Ghostface Killah and Method Man joint album and said there were still issues which needed to be ironed out before the project starts production.

Continue reading Raekwon Stops Ghostface-Method Man Collabo Album Talks, "Everything Is Just Word Of Mouth" [Video].

Bump J Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For $100K Bank Robbery

September 30, 2009 10:00 AM

Chicago rapper Terrance "Bump J" Boykin has reportedly been sentenced to ten years behind bars for his role in a 2007 bank robbery in Illinois.

Continue reading Bump J Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For $100K Bank Robbery.

Lady Gaga Explains "Fame Kills" Tour Concept, "I'm On A Quest To Kill Kanye West"

September 29, 2009 5:50 PM

Grammy-winning singer Lady Gaga has spoken on her upcoming Fame Kills tour which she'll co-headline with Kanye West and hinted at what the concept of the nationwide run will be.

Continue reading Lady Gaga Explains "Fame Kills" Tour Concept, "I'm On A Quest To Kill Kanye West".

DMX Headed To The Ring, Rapper Billed To Fight In "Alabama Pride" MMA Event

September 29, 2009 5:45 PM

Ruff Ryders leader DMX has been billed to fight in mixed martial arts match-up later this year which will pit the former Def Jam artist against Eric Martinez.

Continue reading DMX Headed To The Ring, Rapper Billed To Fight In "Alabama Pride" MMA Event.

Saigon Clears Up Slaughterhouse Beef Rumors, "I Got Much Love & Respect For Everybody Aside From Joe Budden" [Video]

September 29, 2009 5:00 PM

Saigon recently discussed his admiration and respect for Joe Budden's Slaughterhouse rap group despite his past issues with the New Jersey rapper.

Continue reading Saigon Clears Up Slaughterhouse Beef Rumors, "I Got Much Love & Respect For Everybody Aside From Joe Budden" [Video].

RZA Addresses Ghostface Killah's $158K Royalty Lawsuit, "They're Trying To Infringe On The Wu-Tang Brand"

September 29, 2009 3:10 PM

Wu-Tang Clan front man RZA has addressed recent reports of group member Ghostface Killah winning a $158,000 royalty lawsuit against him.

Continue reading RZA Addresses Ghostface Killah's $158K Royalty Lawsuit, "They're Trying To Infringe On The Wu-Tang Brand".

Nas Inks Open Letter In Light Of Teen's Brutal Death, "What Are We Really Proving??"

September 29, 2009 3:00 PM

Grammy-nominated rapper Nas has written an open letter to the youth in light of the brutal death of 16 year-old high school student Derrion Albert last week in Illinois.

Continue reading Nas Inks Open Letter In Light Of Teen's Brutal Death, "What Are We Really Proving??".

Fat Joe Responds To 50 Cent, "Get Off My D*ck Already"

September 29, 2009 12:45 PM

Fat Joe has responded to 50 Cent's recent publicity stunt in which the G-Unit rapper claimed he had to be rushed to the hospital after listening to J.O.S.E. Part II album.

Continue reading Fat Joe Responds To 50 Cent, "Get Off My D*ck Already".

DJ AM's Cause Of Death Revealed, Suicide Ruled Out

September 29, 2009 12:00 PM

Today (September 29) late deejay Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein's cause of death for has been ruled an accidental result of "acute intoxication" from various drugs.

Continue reading DJ AM's Cause Of Death Revealed, Suicide Ruled Out.

Yung Berg Responds To Being Assaulted On Camera, "That Sh*t Will Never Happen Again" [Video]

September 29, 2009 11:10 AM

Yung Berg has responded to footage which landed online yesterday (September 28) showing him being assaulted in public while entering a retail store.

Continue reading Yung Berg Responds To Being Assaulted On Camera, "That Sh*t Will Never Happen Again" [Video].

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Warren G Talks Recruiting Raekwon & Travis Barker For "G-Files" Album

September 29, 2009 11:05 AM

With today's release of Warren G's The G-Files, the West Coast rap veteran kicked back with SOHH to discuss his latest effort and why there are significantly fewer guest features than previous LPs.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Warren G Talks Recruiting Raekwon & Travis Barker For "G-Files" Album.

Joe Budden Ignores MC Shan, Maino & Saigon Disses, "It's A Long List Of These N*ggas" [Video]

September 29, 2009 10:40 AM

Joe Budden has decided to abide by his "no comment" rule by opting out of responding to recent disses made by Maino, MC Shan and Saigon in relation to his publicized assault over the summer.

Continue reading Joe Budden Ignores MC Shan, Maino & Saigon Disses, "It's A Long List Of These N*ggas" [Video].

Snoop Dogg Compares The Legacies Of Big Pun, Biggie Smalls & 2Pac, "Pun's Memory Is Untarnished" [Video]

September 29, 2009 10:15 AM

Snoop Dogg recently spoke on the memory of late rapper Big Pun and compared his legacy to that of hip-hop icons Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg Compares The Legacies Of Big Pun, Biggie Smalls & 2Pac, "Pun's Memory Is Untarnished" [Video].

Talks Of Slaughterhouse Joining Eminem's Shady Records Re-Ignited, "I Never Said It Wasn't Going To Happen"

September 29, 2009 10:00 AM

While initially downplaying any possibility of joining Eminem's Shady Records, Royce Da 5'9 has now said a deal to bring Slaughterhouse to the Interscope imprint may be in the works.

Continue reading Talks Of Slaughterhouse Joining Eminem's Shady Records Re-Ignited, "I Never Said It Wasn't Going To Happen".

Tony Yayo Promises G-Unit Isn't Going Anywhere, "The Beatles Is Still Here"

September 29, 2009 12:20 AM

Tony Yayo recently spoke on G-Unit's current status and said despite The Game's early claims of the group shattering upon his departure, the Unit is here to stay.

Continue reading Tony Yayo Promises G-Unit Isn't Going Anywhere, "The Beatles Is Still Here".

Caption Diss: Young Buck

September 29, 2009 12:02 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 Caption Diss: Young Buck.

50 Cent Put In Hospital By Fat Joe, Rapper Allegedly Leaks "J.O.S.E. 2" [Video]

September 28, 2009 5:50 PM

50 Cent pulled off a publicity stunt Monday (September 28) afternoon with reports of him being rushed to the hospital after listening to the new Fat Joe album, J.O.S.E. Part II.

Continue reading 50 Cent Put In Hospital By Fat Joe, Rapper Allegedly Leaks "J.O.S.E. 2" [Video].

Fabolous Spills Details On New Reality Show, "Won't Be Nicknaming No Chicks!"

September 28, 2009 5:45 PM

Fabolous has shined some light on his upcoming reality show and promised fans that the series would be an inner look into his personal life as a daily father and entertainer.

Continue reading Fabolous Spills Details On New Reality Show, "Won't Be Nicknaming No Chicks!" .

Nas Shaky About Next Solo LP, "This Is A Record That I'm Scared Of Making"

September 28, 2009 5:05 PM

Grammy-nominated rapper Nas recently spoke on the status of his upcoming solo album and said he was "scared" to discuss certain topics in light of his publicized child support case and relationship with estranged wife, Kelis.

Continue reading Nas Shaky About Next Solo LP, "This Is A Record That I'm Scared Of Making".

50 Cent's "The 50th Law" Lands On Best Seller's List

September 28, 2009 4:45 PM

50 Cent's new book, The 50th Law, has landed on The New York Times' Best Seller's List this week debuting at No. 5 in the "Hardcover Advice & How-To" category.

Continue reading 50 Cent's "The 50th Law" Lands On Best Seller's List.

Fat Joe Calls Out Slacking Emcees, "A Lot Of Rappers Can't Make Hooks" [Video]

September 28, 2009 4:40 PM

Fat Joe recently spoke out about the lack of quality albums in today's rap climate and said a surprising number of rappers are incapable of making hooks for their records.

Continue reading Fat Joe Calls Out Slacking Emcees, "A Lot Of Rappers Can't Make Hooks" [Video].

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Playaz Circle Take Off W/ "Flight 360," "It's An Album That Carries A Lot Of Weight" [Video]

September 28, 2009 2:15 PM

With this week's release of Playaz Circle's Flight 360: The Takeoff, Tity Boi and Dolla Boy linked with SOHH to speak on their sophomore album's overall appeal and why it's time to get "fly."

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Playaz Circle Take Off W/ "Flight 360," "It's An Album That Carries A Lot Of Weight" [Video].

Swizz Beatz's Wife Inks Open Letter To Alicia Keys, "You Contributed To The Ending Of My Marriage"

September 28, 2009 1:00 PM

Swizz Beatz's estranged wife, Mashonda, has inked an open letter to Alicia Keys requesting the singer to come clean about her alleged affair with the Ruff Ryders producer.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz's Wife Inks Open Letter To Alicia Keys, "You Contributed To The Ending Of My Marriage".

Lil Wayne Talks Highest Grossing Rap Tour Reports, "Makes Me Try To Top My Last"

September 28, 2009 12:05 PM

With the recent reports of Lil Wayne having the top grossing rap concert series for 2008 to 2009 with $42 million in profits, the self-proclaimed "Greatest Rapper Alive" has said he is inspired to try and top it with a new tour.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Talks Highest Grossing Rap Tour Reports, "Makes Me Try To Top My Last".

Kanye West Bounces Back, Gives First Post-VMA Rant Performance [Video]

September 28, 2009 12:00 PM

This weekend, Kanye West made his first on stage appearance, since his disruption at the Video Music Awards 2009, when he joined Common's benefit show in California.

Continue reading Kanye West Bounces Back, Gives First Post-VMA Rant Performance [Video].

Ja Rule On Ending DMX Rap Beef, "We Hung & We Kicked It & That Was The End Of It"

September 28, 2009 11:35 AM

After making headlines last week for publicly ending his rap beef with DMX at VH1's Hip Hop Honors 2009 ceremony, Ja Rule has revealed how the truce came about and suggested what the future holds for the former Def Jam label mates.

Continue reading Ja Rule On Ending DMX Rap Beef, "We Hung & We Kicked It & That Was The End Of It".

Diddy Discusses Shyne's Upcoming Release From Prison, "I Spoke With Him" [Audio]

September 28, 2009 10:35 AM

Diddy recently spoke on former Bad Boy artist Shyne's upcoming release from prison said he expected the incarcerated rapper to heat up the rap game.

Continue reading Diddy Discusses Shyne's Upcoming Release From Prison, "I Spoke With Him" [Audio].

50 Cent Re-Loaded For "Family Day" 2010, "I'm Gonna Get To Do It On The Actual Date"

September 28, 2009 10:20 AM

Despite last month's security complications and scheduling conflicts, 50 Cent has announced plans to repeat his Family Day concert in Queens, New York next year.

Continue reading 50 Cent Re-Loaded For "Family Day" 2010, "I'm Gonna Get To Do It On The Actual Date".

Nas Considers Def Jam Presidency, "I Would Love to Help Hip-Hop" [Video]

September 28, 2009 10:05 AM

Nas has addressed recent reports of being offered a position as Def Jam Records president and explained why he would consider taking up the job Jay-Z once held.

Continue reading Nas Considers Def Jam Presidency, "I Would Love to Help Hip-Hop" [Video].

Fabolous Confirms Being Rushed To Hospital, "Believed I Was Poisoned"

September 27, 2009 7:42 PM

After reports spread online this weekend claiming Fabolous was involved in a possible car accident, the rapper has clarified the rumors and said he was, indeed, rushed to a hospital for medical attention.

Continue reading Fabolous Confirms Being Rushed To Hospital, "Believed I Was Poisoned".

50 Cent & G-Unit Celebrate Delayed "Family Day" Concert, Papoose & Cormega Surprise Fans [Video]

September 27, 2009 9:25 AM

50 Cent made up for last month's canceled Family Day concert in Queens, New York by hitting the stage alongside Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo to perform a number of hits this weekend.

Continue reading 50 Cent & G-Unit Celebrate Delayed "Family Day" Concert, Papoose & Cormega Surprise Fans [Video].

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Big Pun "Legacy" Director Talks Securing Snoop Dogg, Prodigy, Juelz Santana & More For Doc

September 27, 2009 8:50 AM

With the recent release of Big Pun: The Legacy, director Vlad Yudin hit up SOHH and explained how he was able to get a hold of Snoop Dogg, Prodigy, Juelz Santana and more for the film.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Big Pun "Legacy" Director Talks Securing Snoop Dogg, Prodigy, Juelz Santana & More For Doc.

Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" To Lose No. 1 Spot, 160K Projected In Week 3

September 27, 2009 8:00 AM

Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 will reportedly lose out on holding the number one spot on the sales charts this week, however, it is still projected to sell up to 160,000 additional copies.

Continue reading Jay-Z's "The Blueprint 3" To Lose No. 1 Spot, 160K Projected In Week 3.

Eve Reportedly Dropped From Geffen Records, "Fetish" Clothing Shut Down

September 27, 2009 7:30 AM

The First Lady of Ruff Ryders Eve has reportedly been dropped from her recording contract with Geffen Records and has shut down the operations behind her Fetish clothing line.

Continue reading Eve Reportedly Dropped From Geffen Records, "Fetish" Clothing Shut Down.

Young Buck Warns Eminem, "We Coming For Your A**" [Audio]

September 26, 2009 5:25 PM

Former G-Unit member Young Buck has sent a warning to Eminem with the release of his new song called "If I Have To."

Continue reading Young Buck Warns Eminem, "We Coming For Your A**" [Audio].

Drake's "Thank Me Later" Debut Single Announced, Hype Williams Music Video On Deck

September 26, 2009 10:00 AM

Drake's highly-anticipated Thank Me Later debut has begun to take form with the announcement of his first official single and Hype Williams-directed music video alongside The-Dream called "Shut It Down."

Continue reading Drake's "Thank Me Later" Debut Single Announced, Hype Williams Music Video On Deck.

Amerie Explains Lil Wayne's Music Video Disappearance, "He Just Had A Baby"

September 26, 2009 9:50 AM

R&B singer Amerie recently updated fans on her "Heard 'Em All" Lil Wayne collaboration and said his "disappearance" from the accompanying music video was partially due to his newborn child with Lauren London.

Continue reading Amerie Explains Lil Wayne's Music Video Disappearance, "He Just Had A Baby".

Diddy Confirms Atlantic Records Departure, "I Have Elected To Move My Recording Career"

September 26, 2009 8:10 AM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has confirmed recent reports of him parting ways with Warner Music Group imprint Atlantic Records by the end of September and releasing his upcoming album Last Train To Paris under a new label.

Continue reading Diddy Confirms Atlantic Records Departure, "I Have Elected To Move My Recording Career" .

KRS-One Tackles Iconic Record Label, "Def Jam Single-Handedly Destroyed Hip-Hop" [Video]

September 26, 2009 6:30 AM

Rap pioneer KRS-One recently shared his thoughts on Def Jam Records and said the company Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin founded has "destroyed" the hip-hop genre.

Continue reading KRS-One Tackles Iconic Record Label, "Def Jam Single-Handedly Destroyed Hip-Hop" [Video].

Rakim Recruits Jadakiss, Maino, Styles P & Busta Rhymes W/ "The Seventh Seal"

September 26, 2009 5:30 AM

Hip-Hop pioneer Rakim has snatched Jadakiss, Maino, Styles P and more for his comeback album, The Seventh Seal, which is slated to drop later this year.

Continue reading Rakim Recruits Jadakiss, Maino, Styles P & Busta Rhymes W/ "The Seventh Seal".

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Quincy "QD3" Jones III Teams W/ Tyrese For 5 Million Kids Campaign

September 26, 2009 5:20 AM

With the upcoming launch of the 5 Million Kids National Education Campaign to help promote financial literacy among kids, SOHH spoke with Quincy "QD3" Jones III to learn more about his involvement in the initiative.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Quincy "QD3" Jones III Teams W/ Tyrese For 5 Million Kids Campaign.

Daz Dillinger Re-Thinks Death Row Records Rant, "We Looked Around All The Bullsh*t" [Video]

September 26, 2009 5:00 AM

Former Death Row Records rapper Daz Dillinger has clarified his recent rant against Suge Knight's ex-record label and said his real issue was with the company's Senior Vice President John Payne.

Continue reading Daz Dillinger Re-Thinks Death Row Records Rant, "We Looked Around All The Bullsh*t" [Video].

Maino Takes Jab At Joe Budden, "You Got N*ggas W/ Ice Packs On Their Eyes Making Blogs" [Video]

September 25, 2009 5:55 PM

Maino recently took a jab at Joe Budden for using his blog as a platform to address personal matters such as his highly publicized assault last month.

Continue reading Maino Takes Jab At Joe Budden, "You Got N*ggas W/ Ice Packs On Their Eyes Making Blogs" [Video].

Havoc Says Mobb Deep Still Signed To G-Unit, Ready For New Album

September 25, 2009 5:45 PM

Mobb Deep's Havoc recently updated fans on the status of his rap group's deal with G-Unit Records and said work would commence on a new album as soon as incarcerated member Prodigy is released from prison.

Continue reading Havoc Says Mobb Deep Still Signed To G-Unit, Ready For New Album.

Lyor Cohen Pokes Fun At Diddy & Suge Knight's Labels At Hip Hop Honors 2009

September 25, 2009 5:10 PM

Former Def Jam President Lyor Cohen took a slight jab at Diddy and Suge Knight in his Hip Hop Honors 2009 interview which landed online this week.

Continue reading Lyor Cohen Pokes Fun At Diddy & Suge Knight's Labels At Hip Hop Honors 2009.

N.O.R.E. Airs Out "S.O.R.E." LP, "Why The F*ck Would I Approve Of Something Like That?" [Video]

September 25, 2009 5:00 PM

CNN's N.O.R.E. recently spoke about S.O.R.E. (Still On The Run Eating), a collection of his songs, that he claims SMC Recordings released without his permission.

Continue reading N.O.R.E. Airs Out "S.O.R.E." LP, "Why The F*ck Would I Approve Of Something Like That?" [Video].

Method Man Says Ghostface-Raekwon Album Is A Go, "You Hearing It Here First"

September 25, 2009 3:30 PM

After months of speculation, Method Man has finally addressed the rumors and confirmed that he, Ghostface Killah and Raekwon will be releasing a collaborative album.

Continue reading Method Man Says Ghostface-Raekwon Album Is A Go, "You Hearing It Here First".

J.Cole & N.E.R.D. Roc Out W/ Jay-Z, Added To"Blueprint 3" North American Tour

September 25, 2009 2:45 PM

Jay-Z has enlisted rap newcomer J. Cole and Pharrell Williams' N.E.R.D. crew to join his nationwide The Blueprint 3 promo tour set to begin next month.

Continue reading J.Cole & N.E.R.D. Roc Out W/ Jay-Z, Added To"Blueprint 3" North American Tour.

Juelz Santana Defends Chris Brown Collaboration, "I Didn't Care About No Situation" [Video]

September 25, 2009 1:35 PM

Juelz Santana recently explained why he chose to collaborate with Chris Brown on the new song "Back To The Crib," despite Brown's publicized domestic dispute with former girlfriend, Rihanna, earlier this year.

Continue reading Juelz Santana Defends Chris Brown Collaboration, "I Didn't Care About No Situation" [Video].

Swizz Beatz Talks DMX's Drug Recovery, "X Is Willing To Help Himself"

September 25, 2009 1:00 PM

Swizz Beatz recently spoke on DMX's drug recovery and his intent to re-emerge on the rap scene with a clear and focused mind.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Talks DMX's Drug Recovery, "X Is Willing To Help Himself".

Hell Rell Denies Suing Jim Jones, "The Issue Is W/ Koch, I Done Helped Made Koch $10 Mil" [Video]

September 25, 2009 11:53 AM

Dipset associate Hell Rell has denied recent reports of him suing Jim Jones over royalty payments and said his lawsuit is directed towards E1 Music (formerly Koch Records) for not properly compensating him.

Continue reading Hell Rell Denies Suing Jim Jones, "The Issue Is W/ Koch, I Done Helped Made Koch $10 Mil" [Video].

Tony Yayo On 50 Cent Vs Lil Wayne, "The Best Always Clash At The Top" [Video]

September 25, 2009 11:30 AM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo denied that 50 Cent is the aggressor in his conflicts with Lil Wayne and said their past feuds have been equally "fair."

Continue reading Tony Yayo On 50 Cent Vs Lil Wayne, "The Best Always Clash At The Top" [Video].

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Warren G Talks Replacing Nate Dogg W/ Trey Songz, "I Really Love His Work" [Video]

September 25, 2009 11:10 AM

After turning heads at this week's Hip Hop Honors 2009 ceremony by performing "Regulate" with Trey Songz, Warren G hit up SOHH to discuss why he chose the young singer to fill in for Nate Dogg and promised upcoming collaborations together.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Warren G Talks Replacing Nate Dogg W/ Trey Songz, "I Really Love His Work" [Video].

Omarion Looks Beyond Lil Wayne's Young Money, "I Am Very Excited About My New Home"

September 25, 2009 10:30 AM

Former Young Money artist Omarion has announced a new label deal with EMI Music and plans to release, Ollusion, his first new album since leaving Lil Wayne's company last summer.

Continue reading Omarion Looks Beyond Lil Wayne's Young Money, "I Am Very Excited About My New Home".

DJ AM Lives On In New TV Series, "Gone Too Far" Still Scheduled To Air

September 25, 2009 10:15 AM

The memory of Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein will reportedly live on as MTV has decided to keep the late deejay's "Gone Too Far" drug intervention reality series on schedule to premiere next month.

Continue reading DJ AM Lives On In New TV Series, "Gone Too Far" Still Scheduled To Air.

Memphis Bleek Says Kanye West Needs A Break, "He's Been Constantly Working For 5 Years Straight" [Video]

September 25, 2009 10:00 AM

Jay-Z protege Memphis Bleek recently spoke on his former label mate Kanye West's aim to briefly step away from the music scene and said the Grammy-winning rapper deserves a time-out from hit making.

Continue reading Memphis Bleek Says Kanye West Needs A Break, "He's Been Constantly Working For 5 Years Straight" [Video].

Pulse Report: Jay-Z Has Friends & Foes, Kanye West Comes Out Of Hiding, Lil Boosie Cops A Plea

September 25, 2009 12:00 AM

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, Jay-Z appearing on Oprah, Kanye West coming out of hiding, DMX & Ja Rule squashing their past issues, Drake & Kid Cudi marking a new generation, and Lil Boosie going to prison for 2 years.

Continue reading Pulse Report: Jay-Z Has Friends & Foes, Kanye West Comes Out Of Hiding, Lil Boosie Cops A Plea.

Royce Da 5'9 Clears Up Slaughterhouse-Eminem Deal Gossip, "There's Gonna Be Rumors"

September 24, 2009 6:00 PM

Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9 has cleared up rumors of his rap group joining forces with Eminem's Shady Records imprint and explained their appearance alongside Slim Shady in the "Forever" music video.

Continue reading Royce Da 5'9 Clears Up Slaughterhouse-Eminem Deal Gossip, "There's Gonna Be Rumors".

Jay-Z Talks Racism, His Late Father & Secret Beyonce Marriage, "Oprah Show" Interview Debuts [Video]

September 24, 2009 5:55 PM

Jay-Z's highly-anticipated "Oprah Winfrey Show" interview has landed online showing the rap mogul speaking on a variety of topics including racism, his late father and secret marriage to Beyonce Knowles.

Continue reading Jay-Z Talks Racism, His Late Father & Secret Beyonce Marriage, "Oprah Show" Interview Debuts [Video].

Common Speaks On Cousin's Passing, "It Has Definitely Been A Tough Time For Me"

September 24, 2009 5:30 PM

Common has addressed fans' overwhelming support in light of his cousin's fatal motorcycle accident in New York over the weekend.

Continue reading Common Speaks On Cousin's Passing, "It Has Definitely Been A Tough Time For Me".

Ja Rule Declares DMX Rap Beef Dead, "Me & X Made Up"

September 24, 2009 5:15 PM

After nearly a decade of going at one another on diss records, Ja Rule has revealed that his on-going rap feud with DMX was officially settled at VH1's Hip Hop Honors ceremony last night (September 23).

Continue reading Ja Rule Declares DMX Rap Beef Dead, "Me & X Made Up" .

LL Cool J Nominated For Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

September 24, 2009 3:50 PM

Rap veteran LL Cool J has been announced as one of five possible candidates to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next spring.

Continue reading LL Cool J Nominated For Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Induction.

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: T.I. Associates Mullage On Jay-Z's "D.O.A." Warning, "We Weren't Too Offended"

September 24, 2009 2:15 PM

T.I. associates Mullage recently spoke with SOHH about their hit auto-tune song "Trick'n" and how they felt when Jay-Z released "Death of Auto-tune" earlier this year.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: T.I. Associates Mullage On Jay-Z's "D.O.A." Warning, "We Weren't Too Offended".

Kanye West Wins Court Delay, Pre-Trial Hearing Put On Hold

September 24, 2009 1:50 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West was granted a one month delay for his pre-trial hearing which stems from his arrest at Los Anglees International Airport last year.

Continue reading Kanye West Wins Court Delay, Pre-Trial Hearing Put On Hold.

Maino Speaks On Foxy Brown's Alleged Sex Tape, Calls Her A "Washed Up B*tch"

September 24, 2009 11:55 AM

Rapper Maino has spoken on Foxy Brown's alleged sex tape which landed online this week and has used the opportunity to taunt the fellow Brooklyn, New York emcee.

Continue reading Maino Speaks On Foxy Brown's Alleged Sex Tape, Calls Her A "Washed Up B*tch" .

Nicki Minaj Preps Debut Release, "It's Gonna Be More Of A Universal Record" [Video]

September 24, 2009 11:55 AM

Nicki Minaj has revealed her plan to release her debut album early next year after the compilation album with Lil Wayne and the rest of her Young Money camp drops.



Continue reading Nicki Minaj Preps Debut Release, "It's Gonna Be More Of A Universal Record" [Video].

Fat Joe Considers Name-Change For Next Album, "No More Fat Joe, The Return Of Fat Gangsta" [Video]

September 24, 2009 11:15 AM

Fat Joe recently updated fans on his delayed J.O.S.E. Part II album and said he is considering a name change for his follow-up project which will be more reflective of his early rap days.

Continue reading Fat Joe Considers Name-Change For Next Album, "No More Fat Joe, The Return Of Fat Gangsta" [Video].

Kid Cudi Deads Twitter & Blog, "It Shouldn't Be That Easy For You To Get In Contact W/ Me"

September 24, 2009 11:00 AM

Rap newcomer Kid Cudi has confirmed that he deleted both his Twitter account and personal blog saying he became too overwhelmed with maintenance.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Deads Twitter & Blog, "It Shouldn't Be That Easy For You To Get In Contact W/ Me".

Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Still In Labor, Album Pushed Back Again

September 24, 2009 10:50 AM

Lil Wayne's highly-anticipated The Rebirth album is now slated to land in stores towards the end of 2009.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Still In Labor, Album Pushed Back Again.

J.Cole On Drake's Rap Buzz, "His Stars Are Lined Like 50 Cent's Back In '03" [Video]

September 24, 2009 10:45 AM

Rap newcomer J. Cole recently discussed fellow rookie Drake's rap buzz and said the Lil Wayne protege's emergence onto the scene could be compared to 50 Cent's in 2003.

Continue reading J.Cole On Drake's Rap Buzz, "His Stars Are Lined Like 50 Cent's Back In '03" [Video].

Young Jeezy Has No More Problems W/ DJ Drama, Says "Fight Is Over"

September 24, 2009 10:15 AM

Despite calling out former associate DJ Drama in a recent published interview, Young Jeezy has said his issues with the deejay are "over."

Continue reading Young Jeezy Has No More Problems W/ DJ Drama, Says "Fight Is Over".

Common Speaks On President Obama's Rap Impact, "The Whole Chain Shining & Rim Era Is Gone" [Video]

September 24, 2009 10:00 AM

Rapper-turned-actor Common recently spoke on President Barack Obama's impact on the rap game and said the nation's first black president has sparked a more mature breed of emcees.

Continue reading Common Speaks On President Obama's Rap Impact, "The Whole Chain Shining & Rim Era Is Gone" [Video].

UPDATE: Eminem's Music Publisher Fails To Settle Apple Dispute, Trial On Deck

September 23, 2009 6:40 PM

Eminem's music publisher Eight Mile Style LLC and Apple, Inc. have failed to settle a dispute regarding the unauthorized usage of nearly 100 licensed songs forcing a trial to take place this week.

Continue reading UPDATE: Eminem's Music Publisher Fails To Settle Apple Dispute, Trial On Deck.

Kanye West Questions The Disappearance Of Rock Stars, "The Fame Killed Them!"

September 23, 2009 6:25 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has broken his silence as of late by questioning, what he feels is, the disappearance of the typical "rock star" and blamed fame as its tipping point.

Continue reading Kanye West Questions The Disappearance Of Rock Stars, "The Fame Killed Them!" .

Stephon Marbury Demands Jay-Z Apology, "Nobody Don't Like You No More" [Video]

September 23, 2009 6:10 PM

Terror Squad associate and NBA player Stephon "Starbury" Marbury has continued to taunt Jay-Z in his live blog casts and asked the Grammy-winning rapper to apologize for dissing him in 2003's "La La La."

Continue reading Stephon Marbury Demands Jay-Z Apology, "Nobody Don't Like You No More" [Video].

Jay-Z Breaks Silence On Lil Mama's VMAs Crash, "I Was A Little Angry"

September 23, 2009 6:00 PM

Jay-Z has broken his silence on Lil Mama's Video Music Awards 2009 performance interruption earlier this month and said the move was as inappropriate as Kanye West's show-stopping rant towards country singer Taylor Swift.

Continue reading Jay-Z Breaks Silence On Lil Mama's VMAs Crash, "I Was A Little Angry".

Details Leak On Dr. Dre's Partnership With Hewlett-Packard

September 23, 2009 5:00 PM

Details surrounding Dr. Dre's partnership with Hewlett-Packard have begun to circulate online with reports claiming the Aftermath labelhead will help the company compete against Apple's popular Macintosh brand of laptops.

Continue reading Details Leak On Dr. Dre's Partnership With Hewlett-Packard.

Cool & Dre Discuss The Game's New Album, "He Recorded 7, 8 Records On The First Night" [Video]

September 23, 2009 2:30 PM

Producers Cool & Dre recently spoke on working with The Game for his upcoming R.E.D. Album and said they have already recorded nearly ten songs with the rapper.

Continue reading Cool & Dre Discuss The Game's New Album, "He Recorded 7, 8 Records On The First Night" [Video].

Slaughterhouse & Eminem Reportedly In Talks For Shady Records Deal

September 23, 2009 1:35 PM

Eminem is reportedly in talks with rap group Slaughterhouse to bring its members, Joe Budden, Royce Da 5'9, Joell Ortiz and Crooked I, to Shady Records.

Continue reading Slaughterhouse & Eminem Reportedly In Talks For Shady Records Deal.

Ja Rule & Ashanti Reunite For VH1's Hip Hop Honors 2009

September 23, 2009 1:00 PM

Former Murder Inc. artist Ja Rule and Ashanti will re-unite for next month's televised 2009 Hip Hop Honors ceremony performing their hits "Always On Time" and "Down 4 You."

Continue reading Ja Rule & Ashanti Reunite For VH1's Hip Hop Honors 2009 .

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Quincy "QD3" Jones III Recruits Kanye West & Lil Wayne For "Scratch" Game

September 23, 2009 11:45 AM

With the forthcoming release of Scratch: The Ultimate DJ game set to take-on competition from Jay-Z's DJ Hero and Timbaland's Beaterator, SOHH spoke with Quincy "QD3" Jones III about his new venture and snagging along artists like Lil Wayne and Kanye West.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Quincy "QD3" Jones III Recruits Kanye West & Lil Wayne For "Scratch" Game.

Drake, Eminem, Lil Wayne & Kanye West's "Forever" Music Vid Premieres [Video]

September 23, 2009 11:05 AM

The highly-anticipated release of Drake's "Forever" music video, which features Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem, has landed online and includes cameos by NBA All-Star LeBron James and Slaughterhouse.

Continue reading Drake, Eminem, Lil Wayne & Kanye West's "Forever" Music Vid Premieres [Video].

Jay-Z Unstoppable At No. 1, Kid Cudi Mans Up At No. 4, Drake Has Gone To Top 10 Plus Lil Boosie, Q-Tip, Trick Daddy & More Land On Charts

September 23, 2009 11:00 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Jay-Z leads the pack at No. 1, Kid Cudi takes rookie honors at No. 4, Drake's EP is Top 10 bound and new releases from Lil Boosie, Q-Tip, Trick Daddy, KRS-ONE & Buckshot, New Boyz and more debut on the charts.

Continue reading Jay-Z Unstoppable At No. 1, Kid Cudi Mans Up At No. 4, Drake Has Gone To Top 10 Plus Lil Boosie, Q-Tip, Trick Daddy & More Land On Charts.

Jay-Z's "BP3" Moves 297K In Week 2, Remains No. 1 Album In The Country

September 23, 2009 10:38 AM

Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 remained the number one album in the country during its second week on store shelves by selling 297,900 copies.

Continue reading Jay-Z's "BP3" Moves 297K In Week 2, Remains No. 1 Album In The Country.

Rick Ross Reportedly Robbed By Female Fans [Video]

September 23, 2009 10:25 AM

Miami rapper Rick Ross has made headlines this week after local news reports painted him as the victim of a robbery which reportedly took place last June in Tennessee.

Continue reading Rick Ross Reportedly Robbed By Female Fans [Video].

Busta Rhymes Reflects On Roc Raida's Memory, Announces NYC Benefit Concert

September 23, 2009 10:15 AM

Flipmode Squad leader Busta Rhymes addressed last weekend's loss of his personal deejay, Anthony "Roc Raida" Williams, and announced a special one-night only New York City benefit concert set to take place next month.

Continue reading Busta Rhymes Reflects On Roc Raida's Memory, Announces NYC Benefit Concert.

BREAKING: Lil Boosie Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison, Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges [Video]

September 22, 2009 11:05 PM

Rapper Torrence "Lil Boosie" Hatch has been sentenced to two years behind bars after accepting a plea deal and admitting to drug and weapon possession in an arrest last fall.

Continue reading BREAKING: Lil Boosie Sentenced To 2 Years In Prison, Pleads Guilty To Drug Charges [Video].

LeBron James Talks Drake's "Forever" Collabo, "I Have Some Good Friends"

September 22, 2009 8:41 PM

NBA player LeBron James has revealed how he was able to scoop Drake, Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Eminem to come together on "Forever" for his new documentary and soundtrack, More Than A Game.

Continue reading LeBron James Talks Drake's "Forever" Collabo, "I Have Some Good Friends".

Tupac Believed Diddy Was Involved In His Near-Death Shooting, "I Have Proof" [Video]

September 22, 2009 6:00 PM

More unreleased Tupac Shakur footage has landed online showing the late rapper speaking on his issues with Bad Boy Records and claiming Diddy was involved in one of his near-death shootings.

Continue reading Tupac Believed Diddy Was Involved In His Near-Death Shooting, "I Have Proof" [Video].

Eminem's Publisher Suing Aftermath & Apple Over "Lose Yourself" & Other Licensed Music

September 22, 2009 5:30 PM

Eminem music publisher Eight Mile Style LLC is suing Aftermath Records and Apple for the unauthorized sale of nearly 100 Slim Shady records via iTunes.

Continue reading Eminem's Publisher Suing Aftermath & Apple Over "Lose Yourself" & Other Licensed Music.

Memphis Bleek Throws Up The Roc, Appears In New Rocawear 10th Anniversary Campaign

September 22, 2009 4:20 PM

Jay-Z protege Memphis Bleek who has been chosen to appear in the new Rocawear 10th Anniversary campaign recently reflected on his history with the popular clothing line.

Continue reading Memphis Bleek Throws Up The Roc, Appears In New Rocawear 10th Anniversary Campaign.

Talib Kweli Says Black Star's Future Rests W/ Fans' Interest

September 22, 2009 4:00 PM

Talib Kweli recently said he may re-link with Mos Def for a Black Star album if the fans generate enough interest in the project.

Continue reading Talib Kweli Says Black Star's Future Rests W/ Fans' Interest.

Play-N-Skillz On Lil Wayne's "Carter 3" LP, "D*mn Near Every Producer On That Album Has Not Been Paid" [Video]

September 22, 2009 2:00 PM

Tha Carter 3 producers Play-N-Skillz recently spoke on their pending compensation issues with Lil Wayne for production on the multi-platinum selling album and revealed that a majority of producers are still waiting to be paid.

Continue reading Play-N-Skillz On Lil Wayne's "Carter 3" LP, "D*mn Near Every Producer On That Album Has Not Been Paid" [Video].

DJ Whoo Kid On "Relapse 2" LP, "Eminem From Back In The Day Has Returned"

September 22, 2009 1:35 PM

G-Unit associate DJ Whoo Kid recently spoke about what fans can expect from Eminem's upcoming Relapse 2 album and promised a return of the "old" Slim Shady is in store.

Continue reading DJ Whoo Kid On "Relapse 2" LP, "Eminem From Back In The Day Has Returned".

Jay-Z Unfazed By 50 Cent's Kanye West Threat, "No One's Scared Of 50 Cent"

September 22, 2009 1:00 PM

Jay-Z recently responded to 50 Cent's claim that he would've gotten physical with Kanye West had the rapper interrupted his VMA acceptance speech instead of Taylor Swift's

Continue reading Jay-Z Unfazed By 50 Cent's Kanye West Threat, "No One's Scared Of 50 Cent".

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Tity Boi On Playaz Circle's 2-Year Absence, "We Were Getting Our Internet Buzz Up"

September 22, 2009 11:15 AM

With the upcoming release of their sophomore album Flight 360: The Takeoff, Playaz Circle's Tity Boi kicked back with SOHH to discuss what the rap duo has been up to since their last release.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Tity Boi On Playaz Circle's 2-Year Absence, "We Were Getting Our Internet Buzz Up".

Details On Rihanna's Comeback Album Land Online, "It's Got Some Edge To It"

September 22, 2009 11:00 AM

Details have begun to circulate online surrounding Rihanna's untitled comeback album stating the singer has shown growth and a new style since her publicized domestic dispute with Chris Brown earlier this year.

Continue reading Details On Rihanna's Comeback Album Land Online, "It's Got Some Edge To It".

Jay-Z Reportedly Hot Over Lil Mama Stunt, "Beyonce Finally Calmed Him Down"

September 22, 2009 11:00 AM

After multiple apologies from Lil Mama and a televised reaction by Alicia Keys, a source has now spoken on Jay-Z's response to the young rapper's stage crash at this year's Video Music Awards.

Continue reading Jay-Z Reportedly Hot Over Lil Mama Stunt, "Beyonce Finally Calmed Him Down".

Juelz Santana & Chris Brown Team For "Back To The Crib" Collaboration [Audio]

September 22, 2009 10:40 AM

"Back To The Crib," a new collaboration between Skull Gang leader Juelz Santana and R&B singer Chris Brown, recently leaked on the internet.

Continue reading Juelz Santana & Chris Brown Team For "Back To The Crib" Collaboration [Audio].

WWE Denies Offering Kanye West $10 Mil To Wrestle, Says Rumors Are "Outlandish & Ridiculous"

September 22, 2009 10:25 AM

World Wrestling Entertainment announcer Jim Ross has responded to reports which claim Kanye West has been offered $10 million to wrestle on television and called the allegations "insane."

Continue reading WWE Denies Offering Kanye West $10 Mil To Wrestle, Says Rumors Are "Outlandish & Ridiculous".

Lloyd Banks Discusses G-Unit As A Triple Threat, "We Don't Really Need Nobody Else" [Audio]

September 21, 2009 6:00 PM

With the downsizing of G-Unit to just three remaining members, Lloyd Banks recently spoke on why 50 Cent and Tony Yayo are the final pieces to his platinum-selling rap group.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Discusses G-Unit As A Triple Threat, "We Don't Really Need Nobody Else" [Audio].

DJ Khaled Calls On Rick Ross, Trick Daddy & Pitbull For New Album

September 21, 2009 5:55 PM

Miami label heads DJ Khaled and E-Class have teamed up for a new compilation album called Live From the 305 which features Rick Ross, Pitbull, Trick Daddy, Trina and more.

Continue reading DJ Khaled Calls On Rick Ross, Trick Daddy & Pitbull For New Album.

Killer Mike Drops Deadly Rap Alias, "You Can't Get Corporate Sponsorship W/ That"

September 21, 2009 4:50 PM

Southern rapper Killer Mike recently revealed his decision to change his rap name to Mike Bigga in an effort to open himself up to future business possibilities.

Continue reading Killer Mike Drops Deadly Rap Alias, "You Can't Get Corporate Sponsorship W/ That" .

BET Partners W/ Live Nation For "106 & Park" Tour W/ Trey Songz & Mario

September 21, 2009 3:45 PM

BET Networks has officially joined forces with Live Nation, the mega concert promoter that signed Jay-Z to a $152 million deal in 2007, for a string of concerts including the first-ever "106 & Park" tour.

Continue reading BET Partners W/ Live Nation For "106 & Park" Tour W/ Trey Songz & Mario.

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Raekwon On Method Man-Ghostface Collab Album, "I Can Never Front On Them Dudes' Swords" [Video]

September 21, 2009 1:25 PM

After recent talks of Ghostface Killah, Method Man and Raekwon coming together like "Voltron" for a collaboration album, SOHH hit up the Chef to find out how how likely the project is.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Raekwon On Method Man-Ghostface Collab Album, "I Can Never Front On Them Dudes' Swords" [Video].

Rick Ross Triples Up W/ The Game, Young Jeezy & Gucci Mane For New LP, "We Feed The Street That Corner Energy"

September 21, 2009 1:05 PM

Rick Ross has heightened the anticipation for his rap group Triple C's Custom Cars & Cycles album debut by tagging The Game, Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane for guest appearances.

Continue reading Rick Ross Triples Up W/ The Game, Young Jeezy & Gucci Mane For New LP, "We Feed The Street That Corner Energy".

The Clipse Ready "Casket Drops" LP, "We Had A Lot Of Dead Weight Around Us That Got Cleared Out"

September 21, 2009 12:45 PM

The Clipse's Malice recently spoke on the overall feel of the upcoming Till The Casket Drops LP and explained why the sound is more reminiscent to the duo's 2002 debut album, Lord Willin'.

Continue reading The Clipse Ready "Casket Drops" LP, "We Had A Lot Of Dead Weight Around Us That Got Cleared Out" .

Ja Rule Returns W/ "Venni Vetti Vecci 2010" LP, "I Like To Call Myself Majorally Independent" [Video]

September 21, 2009 12:15 PM

Ja Rule has announced plans to make his rap comeback with the upcoming release of Venni Vetti Vecci 2010 and stressed that he only needs a record label for distribution.

Continue reading Ja Rule Returns W/ "Venni Vetti Vecci 2010" LP, "I Like To Call Myself Majorally Independent" [Video].

50 Cent & The Game Reportedly Lose Out On "A-Team" Remake

September 21, 2009 11:55 AM

50 Cent and The Game have reportedly lost out on the B.A. Baracus role in the upcoming A-Team re-make to Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson.

Continue reading 50 Cent & The Game Reportedly Lose Out On "A-Team" Remake.

Timbaland Co-Signs "Beaterator" Game, "I Could've Done The Whole Jay-Z Record On It"

September 21, 2009 11:15 AM

Grammy-winning producer Timbaland recently co-signed the credibility of his producer-based Beaterator video game and said he could have even constructed Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 using it.

Continue reading Timbaland Co-Signs "Beaterator" Game, "I Could've Done The Whole Jay-Z Record On It" .

Asher Roth Reflects On "Nappy Headed" Controversy, "Treat Others How You Want To Be Treated"

September 21, 2009 10:45 AM

After receiving heat this summer for an objectionable joke about black women and a controversial comment about how black rappers spend their money, Asher Roth has reflected on how sensitive remarks can be avoided for the future.

Continue reading Asher Roth Reflects On "Nappy Headed" Controversy, "Treat Others How You Want To Be Treated".

Lil Mama Drops "Empire State Of Mind" Freestyle, "If I'ma Address An Issue, I'ma Do It Correct" [Video]

September 21, 2009 10:20 AM

With the release of her "Empire State of Mind" freestyle Lil Mama addresses critics of her unscripted Video Music Awards 2009 on-stage appearance alongside Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.

Continue reading Lil Mama Drops "Empire State Of Mind" Freestyle, "If I'ma Address An Issue, I'ma Do It Correct" [Video].

Daz Dillinger Skips Record Label W/ New CD, "I'm Going Hard W/ These In The Streets" [Video]

September 21, 2009 10:10 AM

Former Death Row Records rapper Daz Dillinger has announced plans to bypass major label distribution for a limited edition release of his new album, Public Enemiez.

Continue reading Daz Dillinger Skips Record Label W/ New CD, "I'm Going Hard W/ These In The Streets" [Video].

Jay-Z & Chris Martin

September 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.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Chris Martin.

Stephon Marbury Responds To Jay-Z's "La La La" Name Drop, "You Know You Not Shooting & Killing Nobody" [Video]

September 20, 2009 12:49 PM

Terror Squad associate and NBA player Stephon "Starbury" Marbury has responded to Jay-Z's 2003 "La La La" name drop and questioned the rap mogul's lyrics and street credibility.

Continue reading Stephon Marbury Responds To Jay-Z's "La La La" Name Drop, "You Know You Not Shooting & Killing Nobody" [Video].

Mos Def Airs Out Jay Leno, "[Kanye West's Mom] Would Need To Smack Your F*cking Banana Face-Having A**" [Audio]

September 20, 2009 9:00 AM

Mos Def has sided with Kanye West in light of last weekend's Video Music Awards controversy and aired out television host Jay Leno for using the rapper's deceased mother for a question during their televised interview.

Continue reading Mos Def Airs Out Jay Leno, "[Kanye West's Mom] Would Need To Smack Your F*cking Banana Face-Having A**" [Audio].

Common's Cousin Killed In Motorcycle Crash, "He Was One Of The Greatest Friends Anyone Could Have"

September 20, 2009 8:58 AM

Common's cousin, Ajile Turner, has reportedly been killed after becoming the victim of a fatal motorcycle accident this weekend in New York City.

Continue reading Common's Cousin Killed In Motorcycle Crash, "He Was One Of The Greatest Friends Anyone Could Have".

Floyd Mayweather Victorious, Diddy, Royce Da 5'9 & Shaquille O'Neal React

September 20, 2009 12:30 AM

Diddy, Royce Da 5'9 and Shaquille O'Neal clocked in Saturday (September 19) night to share their Twitter reactions of Floyd Mayweather Jr. winning his 40th consecutive boxing match against Juan Manuel Marquez.

Continue reading Floyd Mayweather Victorious, Diddy, Royce Da 5'9 & Shaquille O'Neal React.

BREAKING: Busta Rhymes Announces DJ Roc Raida's Death, "My Personal DJ Is Gone"

September 19, 2009 1:25 PM

X-Ecutioner member and Busta Rhymes' personal deejay, Anthony "DJ Roc Raida" Williams, has reportedly passed today (September 19).

Continue reading BREAKING: Busta Rhymes Announces DJ Roc Raida's Death, "My Personal DJ Is Gone".

50 Cent Switches His Style Up, Piles Up W/ "Hard Rock" Collaboration [Audio]

September 19, 2009 8:34 AM

50 Cent has linked with singer Ester Dean for a new techno-based collaboration called "Hard Rock" which shows the G-Unit leader trying his hand at a sound of music outside of his consistent rap hits.

Continue reading 50 Cent Switches His Style Up, Piles Up W/ "Hard Rock" Collaboration [Audio].

Kid Cudi Plots Drake Collabo, "Me & Drizzle Are Definitely Working On Something" [Video]

September 19, 2009 8:11 AM

Rap newcomer Kid Cudi recently spoke on his relationship with Drake and said the two were in the process of brainstorming a possible collaboration.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Plots Drake Collabo, "Me & Drizzle Are Definitely Working On Something" [Video].

Charles Hamilton Reportedly Dropped From Interscope Records

September 19, 2009 7:33 AM

Rap newcomer Charles Hamilton has reportedly been dropped from powerhouse Interscope Records which is home to Eminem, Soulja Boy Tell Em, Timbaland and more.

Continue reading Charles Hamilton Reportedly Dropped From Interscope Records.

Damon Dash Emerges W/ Radio Station Venture, "It's Not About Getting Money Or All The Ads"

September 18, 2009 6:00 PM

Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon "Dame" Dash has announced plans to launch a new radio station venture called Magnet Radio which, he claims, will place the emphasis on music over financial gain.

Continue reading Damon Dash Emerges W/ Radio Station Venture, "It's Not About Getting Money Or All The Ads".

Max B Reaches Out For Fan Support, "$1 Per Fan Will Get Me Out Of Jail" [Audio]

September 18, 2009 5:30 PM

After  being sentenced to 75 years for murder, incarcerated rapper Charly "Max B" Wingate and his mother are requesting financial support from fans to help fund his legal defense.

Continue reading Max B Reaches Out For Fan Support, "$1 Per Fan Will Get Me Out Of Jail" [Audio].

UPDATE: Kia Shine To Drake "You're Probably Sensitive About Your Sh*t" But "I Will Be Receiving 25%"

September 18, 2009 5:00 PM

After Drake denied Kia Shine's claims that he owned 25 percent of the publishing rights for the Canadian emcee's hit single "Best I Ever Had," the producer fired back with details about the situation.

Continue reading UPDATE: Kia Shine To Drake "You're Probably Sensitive About Your Sh*t" But "I Will Be Receiving 25%".

C-Murder Not Accepting Life Sentence, Appeal & Public Protest In Motion

September 18, 2009 4:30 PM

Incarcerated rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller is reportedly planning to appeal the life sentence he received last month for his murder conviction.

Continue reading C-Murder Not Accepting Life Sentence, Appeal & Public Protest In Motion.

Fabolous, Ryan Leslie & Ne-Yo To Form Super Group, "We're Talking About A Triple-Team Collaboration"

September 18, 2009 4:25 PM

Fabolous, Ryan Leslie and Ne-Yo are reportedly in talks to form a super group to record and release a full-length album.

Continue reading Fabolous, Ryan Leslie & Ne-Yo To Form Super Group, "We're Talking About A Triple-Team Collaboration".

Pulse Report: Drake Defends His Pen Game, Jay-Z Makes History, Kanye West Is the "Jack*ss" Of The Week

September 18, 2009 4:00 PM

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about Drake battling rumors of having a ghostwriter, Jay-Z running the charts while Kanye West deals with VMA backlash, Raekwon revealing a record deal with Diddy that almost happened, Rick Ross sparring with Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Joe Budden putting his foot in his mouth again.

Continue reading Pulse Report: Drake Defends His Pen Game, Jay-Z Makes History, Kanye West Is the "Jack*ss" Of The Week.

Diddy Reportedly Joining Eminem, 50 Cent & Dr. Dre, Signing W/ Interscope Records

September 18, 2009 3:25 PM

Diddy is reportedly leaving Atlantic Records to join the likes of Eminem, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre and more as an Interscope Records artist for his upcoming Last Train to Paris album.

Continue reading Diddy Reportedly Joining Eminem, 50 Cent & Dr. Dre, Signing W/ Interscope Records.

Eve, DMX, Swizz Beatz & D-Block's "Who's Real" Remix Vid Lands Online [Video]

September 18, 2009 2:50 PM

The highly-anticipated "Who's Real (Remix)" video with Jadakiss, Eve, Swizz Beatz, DMX and the entire Ruff Ryders camp landed online today (September 18).

Continue reading Eve, DMX, Swizz Beatz & D-Block's "Who's Real" Remix Vid Lands Online [Video].

Jay-Z Gives Kanye West A Pass For VMA Stunt, "He Didn't Kill Anybody"

September 18, 2009 11:55 AM

Jay-Z has spoken out against the negative attention Kanye West has received since last weekend's Video Music Awards controversy and urged fans to acknowledge the rapper's passion.

Continue reading Jay-Z Gives Kanye West A Pass For VMA Stunt, "He Didn't Kill Anybody".

Kia Shine Stands By His Word, "Drake Sampled The Melody, Some Of The Words, Cadence, Etc."

September 18, 2009 11:30 AM

Kia Shine has maintained his claims of helping pen and create Drake's mega hit "Best I Ever Had" by releasing a point-by-point breakdown of the song's creation.

Continue reading Kia Shine Stands By His Word, "Drake Sampled The Melody, Some Of The Words, Cadence, Etc." .

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Kid Cudi Brushes Off Drake & T-Pain Comparisons, "I'm Not A Trend" [Audio]

September 18, 2009 11:10 AM

With this week's release of his debut album Man On The Moon, SOHH kicked back with Kid Cudi to learn more on his long-awaited solo project and what he thinks about being compared to rapper/singers like Drake and T-Pain.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Kid Cudi Brushes Off Drake & T-Pain Comparisons, "I'm Not A Trend" [Audio].

Snoop Dogg Explains Kanye West's VMA Rant, "I Think It Was The Hennessey" [Video]

September 18, 2009 10:30 AM

West coast rapper Snoop Dogg recently weighed in on Kanye West's Video Music Awards 2009 rant saying Yeezy was probably intoxicated when he hit the stage.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg Explains Kanye West's VMA Rant, "I Think It Was The Hennessey" [Video].

Mistah Fab On Raekwon Associate Assaulting Joe Budden, "Hanz Is A Real Street Dude" [Video]

September 18, 2009 10:10 AM

Former Joe Budden rival Mistah Fab recently weighed in on the Slaughterhouse rapper's assault by Raekwon associate Hanz last month and said he had the utmost respect for the rapper's honesty after the incident.

Continue reading Mistah Fab On Raekwon Associate Assaulting Joe Budden, "Hanz Is A Real Street Dude" [Video].

UPDATE: Drake Fires Back At Kia Shine, "The Claims Of 25% Ownership Are False"

September 18, 2009 12:53 AM

Drake has responded to Kia Shine's alleged "25 percent ownership" accusations regarding his hit "Best I Ever Had" record and said the claims made on the Southern artist's behalf are completely fabricated.

Continue reading UPDATE: Drake Fires Back At Kia Shine, "The Claims Of 25% Ownership Are False".

50 Cent Teams W/ NBA All-Star Steve Nash For Vitaminwater Ad [Video]

September 17, 2009 10:33 PM

50 Cent has reminded fans of his multiple business ventures with the release of a new Vitaminwater commercial where he teams with NBA All-Star Steve Nash to promote his own flavor.

Continue reading 50 Cent Teams W/ NBA All-Star Steve Nash For Vitaminwater Ad [Video].

Jay-Z Reveals Unwritten Rap Secrets To Oprah Winfrey, "I Get These Flows Of Creativity" [Video]

September 17, 2009 9:57 PM

A portion of Jay-Z's highly-anticipated "Oprah Winfrey Show" interview has landed online and shows the rap mogul discussing his method of writing rhymes without paper and a pen.

Continue reading Jay-Z Reveals Unwritten Rap Secrets To Oprah Winfrey, "I Get These Flows Of Creativity" [Video].

Raekwon On Kanye West's VMA Outburst, "He Either Had To Be Drunk Or Felt Like 'F*ck That, I Own The Awards'" [Video]

September 17, 2009 9:29 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has weighed in Kanye West's Video Music Awards rant last weekend and said the rapper was likely drunk or overly confident in himself.

Continue reading Raekwon On Kanye West's VMA Outburst, "He Either Had To Be Drunk Or Felt Like 'F*ck That, I Own The Awards'" [Video].

Wale Discusses "Attenion: Deficit" Debut, Calls It "The Kind Of Emotion That's Been Missing From Hip-Hop"

September 17, 2009 8:53 PM

Rap newcomer Wale recently spoke about his upcoming debut album Attention: Deficit and his plans to hit the road with Jay-Z.

Continue reading Wale Discusses "Attenion: Deficit" Debut, Calls It "The Kind Of Emotion That's Been Missing From Hip-Hop" .

Kia Shine Rewarded For Writing "Best I Ever Had" Hit, "I Own 25% Of The Drake Single"

September 17, 2009 5:55 PM

Southern rapper Kia Shine has broken his silence on the success of Drake's "Best I Ever Had" hit single and said he helped co-write and produce the mega smash.

Continue reading Kia Shine Rewarded For Writing "Best I Ever Had" Hit, "I Own 25% Of The Drake Single".

More 2Pac "Lost" Footage Released, Speaks On Wu-Tang Clan Being Robbed [Video]

September 17, 2009 5:50 PM

VIBE has released more never-before-seen Tupac Shakur interview footage from the mid-1990's and features the late rapper speaking on his initial issues with Biggie Smalls, Wu-Tang Clan and more East Coast emcees.

Continue reading More 2Pac "Lost" Footage Released, Speaks On Wu-Tang Clan Being Robbed [Video].

Raekwon Ready To Become Diddy's Bad Boy, "Let's Cut Them Checks, Puff"

September 17, 2009 4:15 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has addressed rumors that he came close to signing with Diddy's Bad Boy Records in the 1990's and said he is now willing to join the rap mogul's label.

Continue reading Raekwon Ready To Become Diddy's Bad Boy, "Let's Cut Them Checks, Puff" .

Kanye West Leads BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations, Lil Wayne, T.I. & Eminem Also Snag Nods

September 17, 2009 3:35 PM

With nine nods, Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West leads Lil Wayne, T.I., Drake, Eminem and Jay-Z in nominations for next month's 2009 BET Hip-Hop Awards.

Continue reading Kanye West Leads BET Hip-Hop Awards Nominations, Lil Wayne, T.I. & Eminem Also Snag Nods.

Fabolous Talks Ghostface Collabo, "It's Kinda Like How R.Kelly Used To Have Those Story Joints"

September 17, 2009 11:00 AM

Fabolous recently discussed working with his Def Jam labelmate Ghostface Killah on The Wizard of Poetry album and explained the concept behind their song "The Guest House".

Continue reading Fabolous Talks Ghostface Collabo, "It's Kinda Like How R.Kelly Used To Have Those Story Joints".

Rick Ross Heats Up Floyd Mayweather Beef, Releases "Go (War Remix)" Music Vid [Video]

September 17, 2009 11:00 AM

Rick Ross has continued his on-going feud with boxing champion Floyd Mayweather by releasing a spoof music video which disses the undefeated fighter's career and exposes his alleged IRS problems.

Continue reading Rick Ross Heats Up Floyd Mayweather Beef, Releases "Go (War Remix)" Music Vid [Video].

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Lil Boosie Seeks Record Label Deal, "I Need A Million Dollars An Album"

September 17, 2009 10:55 AM

With the new release of Superbad: The Return of Boosie Bad Azz, SOHH kicked back with Lil Boosie to find out what the album has to offer and learn what record label he may be signing to in the near future.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Lil Boosie Seeks Record Label Deal, "I Need A Million Dollars An Album".

Drake Says Surgery Was "Successful," Speaks On Upcoming "Thank Me Later" LP [Audio]

September 17, 2009 10:10 AM

Drake has updated fans on his recovery from last week's knee surgery and hinted at what his debut album Thank Me Later will bring to the table upon its release next year.

Continue reading Drake Says Surgery Was "Successful," Speaks On Upcoming "Thank Me Later" LP [Audio].

Swizz Beatz On Chris Brown & Lil Wayne Collabo, "[Wayne] Really Showed His A** On This One"

September 17, 2009 10:00 AM

Swizz Beatz recently spoke on creating his Chris Brown and Lil Wayne "Transformer" collaboration and promised it is one of Weezy's "best" feature verses since 2007.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz On Chris Brown & Lil Wayne Collabo, "[Wayne] Really Showed His A** On This One".

Bill O'Reilly Gets At Kanye West, "He Is One Troubled Guy" [Video]

September 16, 2009 6:00 PM

Controversial television host Bill O'Reilly has labeled Kanye West a "troubled guy" for recently interrupting Taylor Swift's Video Music Awards acceptance speech.

Continue reading Bill O'Reilly Gets At Kanye West, "He Is One Troubled Guy" [Video].

Kid Cudi Projected To Sell 110-120K, Drake, Lil Boosie & Trick Daddy Will Also Chart

September 16, 2009 6:00 PM

Next week, new releases from Lil Boosie, Trick Daddy and rap newcomers Kid Cudi and Drake are scheduled to land on the top albums chart but none of them will outsell Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Projected To Sell 110-120K, Drake, Lil Boosie & Trick Daddy Will Also Chart.

Wale Is Ready To Roc, "I'm Going On Tour W/ The Biggest Rapper Of All-Time"

September 16, 2009 5:20 PM

Rap newcomer Wale has confirmed reports of being chosen by Jay-Z to headline the rap mogul's upcoming North American tour beginning next month.

Continue reading Wale Is Ready To Roc, "I'm Going On Tour W/ The Biggest Rapper Of All-Time".

Details Revealed About LAPD Officer Accused Of Leaking Rihanna's Domestic Dispute Photo

September 16, 2009 5:15 PM

Details surrounding one of the two female Los Angeles Police Department workers accused of leaking Rihanna's domestic dispute photo earlier this year suggest that one of them was originally called in to handle the case.

Continue reading Details Revealed About LAPD Officer Accused Of Leaking Rihanna's Domestic Dispute Photo.

Snoop Dogg Taps R.Kelly, Soulja Boy & Gucci Mane For "Malice In Wonderland"

September 16, 2009 4:45 PM

Details surrounding Snoop Dogg's upcoming Malice In Wonderland album have landed online that show the West Coast rap veteran linking with R.Kelly, Soulja Boy Tell Em, Gucci Mane and more for the new project.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg Taps R.Kelly, Soulja Boy & Gucci Mane For "Malice In Wonderland".

Chris Brown Begins Community Service, Photos Land Online

September 16, 2009 2:25 PM

Today Chris Brown began the 180 hours of community service that he must complete as part of the plea deal agreement that he reached last month in the domestic dispute case with former girlfriend, Rihanna.

Continue reading Chris Brown Begins Community Service, Photos Land Online.

Alicia Keys On Lil Mama Stage Crash, "We Would Have Preferred She [Got Inspired] From Her Seat" [Video]

September 16, 2009 2:10 PM

Alicia Keys has addressed Lil Mama's unexpected stage crash last weekend during her "Empire State of Mind" set with Jay-Z at the Video Music Awards and saying the young emcee should have remained seated.

Continue reading Alicia Keys On Lil Mama Stage Crash, "We Would Have Preferred She [Got Inspired] From Her Seat" [Video].

Raekwon's Associate Comes Forward, "I Punched [Joe Budden] In The Face Cause He Was Wrong" [Video]

September 16, 2009 2:00 PM

Raekwon associate Hanz has come forward to confess to assaulting Joe Budden last month during a Rock the Bells tour date and explain why he sparked a publicized dispute between the two emcees.

Continue reading Raekwon's Associate Comes Forward, "I Punched [Joe Budden] In The Face Cause He Was Wrong" [Video].

Nas & Kelis Hit The Town Together, Show Signs Of Reconciling

September 16, 2009 11:55 AM

After a summer filled with legal disputes and child support conflicts, Nas and Kelis have been spotted attending various events together in New York City.

Continue reading Nas & Kelis Hit The Town Together, Show Signs Of Reconciling.

Jay-Z Scores 11th No. 1 Album, "BP3" Sells 476K In First Week

September 16, 2009 11:15 AM

Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 has become the number one album in the country today (September 16) selling over 476,000 copies in its first week on store shelves.

Continue reading Jay-Z Scores 11th No. 1 Album, "BP3" Sells 476K In First Week.

Jay-Z Beats Elvis For Most No.1's, Raekwon Cooks Up At No. 4 & Trey Songz Holds Down Top 10

September 16, 2009 11:00 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Jay-Z makes history with his latest No. 1 album, Raekwon cooks up at No. 4 and Whitney Houston, Trey Songz and The Black Eyed Peas hold down the Top 10.

Continue reading Jay-Z Beats Elvis For Most No.1's, Raekwon Cooks Up At No. 4 & Trey Songz Holds Down Top 10.

Drake To Kid Cudi, "To Have Another Artist Who Pushes Me & Inspires Me Is A Blessing"

September 16, 2009 10:55 AM

Drake publicly displayed his admiration for rap newcomer and Kanye West associate Kid Cudi saying the "Make Her Say" emcee has inspired him.

Continue reading Drake To Kid Cudi, "To Have Another Artist Who Pushes Me & Inspires Me Is A Blessing".

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Buckshot Talks "Survival Skills" LP,"Me & KRS-ONE Are Coming For Heads" [Audio]

September 16, 2009 10:35 AM

With this week's release of their joint album, Survival Skills, Buckshot hit up SOHH to talk about how he and his partner in rhyme KRS-ONE come together like Batman & Robin and why their new project is more than just bars and hooks.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Buckshot Talks "Survival Skills" LP,"Me & KRS-ONE Are Coming For Heads" [Audio].

Chris Brown Calls Out To Rihanna, "I'm Missing Someone" [Audio]

September 16, 2009 10:15 AM

Chris Brown has publicly displayed his feelings towards Rihanna in a number of Twitter postings this week including a link to his "Changed Man" song which shows a collage of the former couple together.

Continue reading Chris Brown Calls Out To Rihanna, "I'm Missing Someone" [Audio].

Lil Mama To Jay-Z, "I Would Never Get Up There & Try To Disrespect"

September 15, 2009 6:00 PM

Rapper Lil Mama has spoken on her unscripted appearance next to Jay-Z and Alicia Keys at last weekend's Video Music Awards and said she never meant any disrespect to the rap mogul.

Continue reading Lil Mama To Jay-Z, "I Would Never Get Up There & Try To Disrespect".

President Obama's Off The Record Remarks Leak Online "[Kanye's] A Jack*ss"

September 15, 2009 6:00 PM

President Barack Obama's off-the-record comments on Kanye West's Video Music Awards rant have landed online with the unauthorized release of an audio clip.

Continue reading President Obama's Off The Record Remarks Leak Online "[Kanye's] A Jack*ss".

Beanie Sigel Wanted By Police, Arrest Warrant Issued

September 15, 2009 5:00 PM

Police have reportedly issued a warrant for the arrest of State Property's Dwight "Beanie Sigel" Grant after the rapper failed to appear in court this week regarding a drug charge.

Continue reading Beanie Sigel Wanted By Police, Arrest Warrant Issued.

Cashis On Ex-Shady Records Rappers' Departures, "No One Has Ever Left Talking Really Crazy"

September 15, 2009 3:50 PM

Eminem protege Cashis recently spoke on the recent departure of Shady Records' artists Obie Trice and Bobby Creekwater and explained the importance of having patience with the company.

Continue reading Cashis On Ex-Shady Records Rappers' Departures, "No One Has Ever Left Talking Really Crazy".

Dame Grease On Max B's Jail Sentence, "The Appeal Is Looking Good" [Video]

September 15, 2009 3:00 PM

Producer Dame Grease recently updated fans on the well-being of his associate, incarcerated rapper Charly "Max B" Wingate, who was sentenced to 75 years in jail earlier this month.

Continue reading Dame Grease On Max B's Jail Sentence, "The Appeal Is Looking Good" [Video].

Taylor Swift Speaks On Kanye West Show Stopper, Accepts His Apology

September 15, 2009 2:45 PM

Today, country singer Taylor Swift appeared on "The View" to discuss her personal reaction to Kanye West's VMA's on-stage rant during her acceptance speech.

Continue reading Taylor Swift Speaks On Kanye West Show Stopper, Accepts His Apology.

Timbaland Says Jay-Z Intentionally Left Drake's "Blueprint 3" Verse "Off That"

September 15, 2009 2:20 PM

Timbaland has spoken out about "Off That," his The Blueprint 3 collaboration with Jay-Z and Drake, saying that Hov intentionally excluded a verse from the newly signed Young Money artist.

Continue reading Timbaland Says Jay-Z Intentionally Left Drake's "Blueprint 3" Verse "Off That".

Juelz Santana Questions Friendship W/ Cam'ron, "Was It Always Just Business?"

September 15, 2009 1:10 PM

Juelz Santana recently spoke on the lessons he learned from his falling out with Dipset leader Cam'ron and why he is able to see eye-to-eye with his Skull Gang artists.

Continue reading Juelz Santana Questions Friendship W/ Cam'ron, "Was It Always Just Business?".

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: T.I. Associates Mullage Drop New Music, "We Have Something For Everybody" [Audio]

September 15, 2009 1:00 PM

With this week's release of their new pre-album Elevators, Mullage chopped it up with SOHH to discuss the importance of the project maintaining fans' attention until their debut hits stores and how T.I. taught them how to avoid making unnecessary collaborations.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: T.I. Associates Mullage Drop New Music, "We Have Something For Everybody" [Audio].

Diddy On Bad Boy's Success, "We Still Know How To Make Hits"

September 15, 2009 10:45 AM

Diddy recently spoke on the factors behind keeping his Bad Boy Records successful after nearly two decades and why artists like he and Jay-Z remain relevant as they approach their 40th birthdays.

Continue reading Diddy On Bad Boy's Success, "We Still Know How To Make Hits".

Saigon Speaks On Tru Life's Incarceration, "They're Charging Him W/ The Worst Crimes"

September 15, 2009 10:30 AM

New York rapper Saigon recently spoke on his relationship with incarcerated rapper Tru Life, who is facing a murder charge, and how the emcee's stint behind bars is impacting his family and friends.

Continue reading Saigon Speaks On Tru Life's Incarceration, "They're Charging Him W/ The Worst Crimes".

Kanye West Gets Emotional On "Jay Leno Show" Premiere, "I'm Just Ashamed That My Hurt Caused Someone Else's Hurt" [Video]

September 15, 2009 10:15 AM

Kanye West has given his first public interview since last Sunday's Video Music Awards rant on "The Jay Leno Show" premiere and said his actions have forced him re-examine himself and his career.

Continue reading Kanye West Gets Emotional On "Jay Leno Show" Premiere, "I'm Just Ashamed That My Hurt Caused Someone Else's Hurt" [Video].

MTV's VMA Ratings Sky Rocket After Kanye West, Lil Mama Incidents

September 15, 2009 10:05 AM

After a memorable Video Music Awards 2009 ceremony which was off-set by an unexpected Kanye West rant and ended with an unannounced Lil Mama appearance, MTV's ratings for the annual show have sky rocketed across the board.

Continue reading MTV's VMA Ratings Sky Rocket After Kanye West, Lil Mama Incidents.

Barack Obama & Kanye West

September 15, 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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50 Cent To Kanye West, "I Wish He Would Come Take One Of My Awards So I Can Black His Eye" [Video]

September 14, 2009 10:10 PM

50 Cent has become the latest artist to weigh in on Kanye West's unexpected televised Video Music Awards rant against Taylor Swift at last night's annual ceremony and warned the rapper about performing the same move upon him.

Continue reading 50 Cent To Kanye West, "I Wish He Would Come Take One Of My Awards So I Can Black His Eye" [Video].

Patrick Swayze Passes At 57, Ja Rule & Whoopi Goldberg React

September 14, 2009 9:00 PM

Hollywood actor Patrick Swayze has passed away after losing a 20-month battle with pancreatic cancer Monday (September 14).

Continue reading Patrick Swayze Passes At 57, Ja Rule & Whoopi Goldberg React.

Rick Ross Drops Floyd Mayweather Diss, "We Riding By Your Mama House" [Audio]

September 14, 2009 6:10 PM

Rick Ross has responded to a recent taunt made by boxing champion and 50 Cent associate Floyd Mayweather, Jr. with the release of his hard-hitting diss recod, "War."

Continue reading Rick Ross Drops Floyd Mayweather Diss, "We Riding By Your Mama House" [Audio] .

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Big Pun's "Legacy" Director Talks Doc Soundtrack, "That's All Original Material"

September 14, 2009 5:35 PM

With tomorrow's release of Big Pun's The Legacy documentary which highlights the rise and fall of the late rapper, SOHH spoke with the director Vlad Yudin and producer Edwin Mejia to find out why fans should also go out and support the project's soundtrack.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Big Pun's "Legacy" Director Talks Doc Soundtrack, "That's All Original Material".

50 Cent Recruits Papoose, Dipset & D-Block For 1-Night Show, "I'm Doing My Own Summer Jam" [Video]

September 14, 2009 5:30 PM

50 Cent has heightened the anticipation for his upcoming one-night only This Is 50 Festival by confirming Dipset, D-Block, Maino and more emcees being billed to appear.

Continue reading 50 Cent Recruits Papoose, Dipset & D-Block For 1-Night Show, "I'm Doing My Own Summer Jam" [Video].

Unreleased 2Pac Interview Lands Online, "I Always Gave New York Big Props" [Video]

September 14, 2009 5:10 PM

VIBE has officially dropped an unreleased Tupac Shakur interview from around 1996 where the late emcee spoke on his East Coast/West Coast struggles and what he saw in his future.

Continue reading Unreleased 2Pac Interview Lands Online, "I Always Gave New York Big Props" [Video].

Raekwon Wants Collabos W/ Eminem, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z & More [Audio]

September 14, 2009 3:45 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon recently spoke on his aim to recruit the biggest names in rap including Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Lil Wayne for collaborations to help keep hip-hop united.

Continue reading Raekwon Wants Collabos W/ Eminem, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z & More [Audio].

Lil Mama Apologizes for Crashing Jay-Z & Alicia Keys' VMA Performance

September 14, 2009 3:25 PM

Lil Mama has addressed her unexpected appearance on-stage during Jay-Z's performance with Alicia Keys at MTV's Video Music Awards 2009.

Continue reading Lil Mama Apologizes for Crashing Jay-Z & Alicia Keys' VMA Performance.

M.O.P.'s Lil Fame Addresses Beat Jacking Reports, "I'd Never Steal A Beat"

September 14, 2009 2:00 PM

M.O.P.'s Lil Fame has responded to allegations made by Philadelphia producer Rahaman Kilpatrick who claims the New York rapper stole his beat for the group's new The Foundation album called "Rude Bastard."

Continue reading M.O.P.'s Lil Fame Addresses Beat Jacking Reports, "I'd Never Steal A Beat" .

Young Chris On Not Joining Roc Nation, "[Jay-Z] Couldn't Take None Of Us With Him" [Video]

September 14, 2009 12:30 PM

State Property's Young Chris recently spoke on his relationship with Jay-Z and why Def Jam contractual restrictions have prevented him from signing to Hov's Roc Nation imprint.

Continue reading Young Chris On Not Joining Roc Nation, "[Jay-Z] Couldn't Take None Of Us With Him" [Video].

Diddy, Bow Wow, Soulja Boy, Royce Da 5'9 Share Mixed VMA Awards Reactions

September 14, 2009 11:10 AM

Diddy, Bow Wow, Soulja Boy Tell Em, Royce Da 5'9 and more have shared their Twitter reactions to last night's Video Music Awards and shared their thoughts on incidents like Kanye West's on-stage rant and Lil Mama hitting the set with Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.

Continue reading Diddy, Bow Wow, Soulja Boy, Royce Da 5'9 Share Mixed VMA Awards Reactions.

Kanye West Apologizes To Taylor Swift, "I'm Not Crazy Y'all, I'm Just Real"

September 14, 2009 10:25 AM

Kanye West reportedly took to his daily blog following last night's on-stage rant at the MTV VMAs and vowed to apologize to country singer Taylor Swift for interrupting her acceptance speech.

Continue reading Kanye West Apologizes To Taylor Swift, "I'm Not Crazy Y'all, I'm Just Real".

Mary J. Blige's "I Can Do Bad" Tops Box Office, No. 1 Movie In The Country [Video]

September 14, 2009 10:00 AM

Mary J. Blige's I Can Do Bad All by Myself, which co-starts Gladys Knight and Taraji P. Henson, became the number one movie in America this week after banking an estimated $24 million in box office sales over the weekend.

Continue reading Mary J. Blige's "I Can Do Bad" Tops Box Office, No. 1 Movie In The Country [Video].

T.I., Eminem & Beyonce Win At Video Music Awards 2009 [Video]

September 14, 2009 12:00 AM

T.I., Eminem, Beyonce and more walked home with trophies Sunday (September 13) night at MTV's 2009 Video Music Awards which was highlighted by a Michael Jackson tribute and unexpected Kanye West on-stage rant.

Continue reading T.I., Eminem & Beyonce Win At Video Music Awards 2009 [Video].

Kanye West Stops Taylor Swift's VMA Awards Speech, "Beyonce Has One Of The Best Videos Of All Time" [Video]

September 13, 2009 10:25 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West caused an unexpected stir Sunday (September 13) night after appearing on-stage during country singer Taylor Swift's acceptance speech at MTV's Video Music Awards 2009.

Continue reading Kanye West Stops Taylor Swift's VMA Awards Speech, "Beyonce Has One Of The Best Videos Of All Time" [Video].

Jim Jones, Ludacris, Q-Tip Rock Out W/ The Black Keys, "Blackroc" Coming Soon

September 13, 2009 11:00 AM

Jim Jones, Ludacris, Q-Tip and more have united to show support for blues-rock group The Black Keys with the upcoming album release called Blakroc later this year.

Continue reading Jim Jones, Ludacris, Q-Tip Rock Out W/ The Black Keys, "Blackroc" Coming Soon.

Saigon Amps Support For Incarcerated Rapper, Drops "Free Tru Life" [Audio]

September 13, 2009 10:55 AM

Saigon has displayed his support for incarcerated rapper Tru Life by dropping a new song which pleads for his release from behind bars.

Continue reading Saigon Amps Support For Incarcerated Rapper, Drops "Free Tru Life" [Audio].

Kid Cudi Upset W/ Debut Album's Errors, "This Has Never Happened In The History Of Music"

September 13, 2009 10:38 AM

Rap newcomer Kid Cudi recently lashed out against his Universal Motown record label after informing fans of his debut, Man on the Moon, having spelling errors.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Upset W/ Debut Album's Errors, "This Has Never Happened In The History Of Music".

N.O.R.E. Pleads W/ Fans To Not Cop "S.O.R.E." LP, "That's Not My Real Album" [Video]

September 13, 2009 9:49 AM

CNN's N.O.R.E. has informed fans about his upcoming S.O.R.E. (Still On The Run Eating) album not being put together by himself and said they should not go out to support the project which drops next week.

Continue reading N.O.R.E. Pleads W/ Fans To Not Cop "S.O.R.E." LP, "That's Not My Real Album" [Video].

Lil Wayne & Lauren London Welcome New Baby, Birth Confirmed

September 13, 2009 9:35 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne and actress Lauren London have given birth to their first child together from a Los Angeles, California hospital.

Continue reading Lil Wayne & Lauren London Welcome New Baby, Birth Confirmed.

MTV's VMA Winners List Allegedly Leaks Online, Network Responds

September 13, 2009 7:00 AM

After an alleged list of MTV Video Music Award winners leaked online 24 hours before the ceremony showing artists Eminem and Lady Gaga walking home with trophies, the network has responded.

Continue reading MTV's VMA Winners List Allegedly Leaks Online, Network Responds.

Cadillac Tah On Lloyd's Murder Inc Exit, "I Felt Where He Was Coming From" [Video]

September 12, 2009 11:07 PM

Former Murder Inc. frontman Cadillac Tah recently spoke on Lloyd's publicized departure from Irv Gotti's record label and said the singer's claims of having to provide self-promotion were accurate.

Continue reading Cadillac Tah On Lloyd's Murder Inc Exit, "I Felt Where He Was Coming From" [Video].

Drake Calls Jay-Z's 9/11 Concert "Legendary Sh*t"

September 12, 2009 6:05 PM

A few days after going under the knife for knee surgery, Drake has emerged via Twitter to update fans on his condition and share reactions to Jay-Z's televised 9/11 charity concert last night (September 11) in New York City.

Continue reading Drake Calls Jay-Z's 9/11 Concert "Legendary Sh*t".

LL Cool J Gets Tricky For New Record, Drops "No Crew Is Superior (NCIS)" [Audio]

September 12, 2009 3:00 PM

Rapper-turned-actor LL Cool J has joined forces with Tricky Stewart for their new "No Crew Is Superior (NCIS)" record which is inspired by his role in the new cable series, "NCIS: Los Angeles."

Continue reading LL Cool J Gets Tricky For New Record, Drops "No Crew Is Superior (NCIS)" [Audio].

Will Smith Suits Up For "Hancock 2" Sequel

September 12, 2009 9:00 AM

Will Smith has reportedly been confirmed to star in the upcoming super hero-based film, Hancock 2, alongside actors Charlize Theron and Jason Bateman.

Continue reading Will Smith Suits Up For "Hancock 2" Sequel.

Diddy, Rihanna, Kanye West & More Ignite Jay-Z's 9/11 Charity Concert [Video]

September 12, 2009 7:30 AM

Diddy, Rihanna, Kanye West, Beyonce and more help support Jay-Z's Answer The Call 9/11 charity concert in New York City last night (September 11) by hitting the stage at Madison Square Garden to perform their hits.

Continue reading Diddy, Rihanna, Kanye West & More Ignite Jay-Z's 9/11 Charity Concert [Video].

Daz Dillinger Calls Out Death Row Records, "Dr. Dre Ain't Doing None Of That Sh*t W/ Y'all" [Video]

September 11, 2009 9:25 PM

Former Death Row Records artist Daz Dillinger has addressed his issues with Suge Knight's ex-record label offering a low supply of Snoop Dogg albums for fans and said Dr. Dre is not supporting their movement.

Continue reading Daz Dillinger Calls Out Death Row Records, "Dr. Dre Ain't Doing None Of That Sh*t W/ Y'all" [Video].

50 Cent Breaks Down "Flight 187" Name Drops, Says Jay-Z Was Not Intentionally Targeted

September 11, 2009 5:35 PM

50 Cent has clarified the lyrics in his "Flight 187" song, which name drops DMX, Eminem and Dr. Dre, and said he did not intentionally go at Jay-Z on the record to spark attention.

Continue reading 50 Cent Breaks Down "Flight 187" Name Drops, Says Jay-Z Was Not Intentionally Targeted.

LA Police Exposed Over Rihanna Photo Leak, Forced To Depart Work Duties

September 11, 2009 5:00 PM

Two female Los Angeles Police Department employess have been accused of leaking Rihanna's domestic dispute police photo from Chris Brown last February and are being placed on paid leave with a pending investigation currently taking place.

Continue reading LA Police Exposed Over Rihanna Photo Leak, Forced To Depart Work Duties.

Ghostface Killah Preps Road Tour, "Wizard Of Poetry" Tracklisting Unveiled

September 11, 2009 4:00 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah has announced plans to hit the road next month for a nationwide tour in support of his upcoming Wizard of Poetry album which features Lloyd, Fabolous, John Legend and more.

Continue reading Ghostface Killah Preps Road Tour, "Wizard Of Poetry" Tracklisting Unveiled.

50 Cent On Lil Wayne's Rap Facts, "There Ain't A Point Where Those Lyrics Could Be Factual" [Video]

September 11, 2009 3:35 PM

50 Cent recently spoke on the lack of lyrical substance within hip-hop and why Lil Wayne's longevity in the rap game takes away from his street credibility.

Continue reading 50 Cent On Lil Wayne's Rap Facts, "There Ain't A Point Where Those Lyrics Could Be Factual" [Video].

Beanie Sigel "Loves" Jay-Z's "BP3" Album, "This Might Be It" [Video]

September 11, 2009 1:20 PM

Former Roc-A-Fella rapper Beanie Sigel recently shared his reaction to Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 and said the overall project could be one of the hip-hop mogul's finest works to date.

Continue reading Beanie Sigel "Loves" Jay-Z's "BP3" Album, "This Might Be It" [Video].

Jay-Z Cuts Ties W/ Peedi Crakk, "I Don't Speak To Peedi At All Cause He's A Psycho"

September 11, 2009 1:00 PM

Jay-Z recently spoke on his relationship with State Property's Peedi Crakk and said despite the rapper's past disses, he has no intent on addressing the former Roc-A-Fella artist.

Continue reading Jay-Z Cuts Ties W/ Peedi Crakk, "I Don't Speak To Peedi At All Cause He's A Psycho".

Eminem To Make First MTV Awards Appearance Since "Bruno" Stunt

September 11, 2009 12:00 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem will make his first MTV awards ceremony appearance since his infamous Bruno stunt at the Movie Awards last June during this weekend's Video Music Awards.

Continue reading Eminem To Make First MTV Awards Appearance Since "Bruno" Stunt.

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Kid Cudi Falls Back From Lil Wayne Make-Up Tour, "My Schedule Was Kinda Crazy" [Audio]

September 11, 2009 11:20 AM

After missing out on a chance to open a series of Lil Wayne's United Kingdom concerts this summer SOHH spoke with Kid Cudi about his relationship with the Young Money labelhead and the possibility of rescheduling their performance together.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Kid Cudi Falls Back From Lil Wayne Make-Up Tour, "My Schedule Was Kinda Crazy" [Audio].

Lil Jon Re-Sparks Crunk Movement W/ The Game, Akon & Pitbull

September 11, 2009 11:05 AM

Southern producer Lil Jon has announced plans to re-spark his crunk movement with the upcoming release of Crunk Rock which features The Game, Akon and Soulja Boy Tell Em.

Continue reading Lil Jon Re-Sparks Crunk Movement W/ The Game, Akon & Pitbull.

Jay-Z Questions Jim Jones' Taste In Women, 50 Cent Clarifies Jay-Z Diss, Lil Wayne Goes Behind The Music

September 11, 2009 12:00 AM

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, Jay-Z calling out Jim Jones again, T-Pain cleaning up the mess he made, 50 Cent clearing up "Flight 187" diss, Lil Wayne's "VH1 Behind The Music," and Raekwon sending an olive branch to Slaughterhouse.

Continue reading Jay-Z Questions Jim Jones' Taste In Women, 50 Cent Clarifies Jay-Z Diss, Lil Wayne Goes Behind The Music .

Fabolous Associate Arrested On Murder Charges

September 10, 2009 1:05 PM

Fabolous associate Rascharm Davis, who has been wanted for murder, was reportedly arrested by police after being spotted in New Jersey.

Continue reading Fabolous Associate Arrested On Murder Charges.

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Raekwon Ready For Slaughterhouse & Wu-Tang Collabo, "Let's Make It Happen" [Video]

September 10, 2009 12:25 PM

After his public dispute with Slaughterhouse group member Joe Budden, SOHH spoke with Raekwon to find out if a Wu-Tang Clan and Slaughterhouse collaboration could still be in the cards.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Raekwon Ready For Slaughterhouse & Wu-Tang Collabo, "Let's Make It Happen" [Video].

50 Cent's "Before I Self Destruct" Locks In New Release Date

September 10, 2009 12:00 PM

50 Cent's long-awaited Before I Self Destruct album will reportedly land in stores around mid-November, nearly a year after its original release date.

Continue reading 50 Cent's "Before I Self Destruct" Locks In New Release Date.

Jay-Z Throws DJ Hero Party In NYC, "Best Way To Silence All Critics, Just Keep Hitting Them W/ Sh*t Like This" [Video]

September 10, 2009 11:30 AM

Last night (September 9), Jay-Z teamed with MySpace Music and Activision to treat fans to a New York City concert in support of his upcoming DJ Hero video game where he found himself answering back to "F*ck T-Pain" chants.

Continue reading Jay-Z Throws DJ Hero Party In NYC, "Best Way To Silence All Critics, Just Keep Hitting Them W/ Sh*t Like This" [Video].

Diddy, Talib Kweli & Questlove React To Prez's Health Care Speech, "There Is An Outbreak Of B*tcha**ness In Congress!!!" [Video]

September 10, 2009 11:00 AM

Diddy, Talib Kweli and The Roots' Questlove have shared their Twitter reactions to President Barack Obama's televised health care speech to Congress and the United States last night (September 9).

Continue reading Diddy, Talib Kweli & Questlove React To Prez's Health Care Speech, "There Is An Outbreak Of B*tcha**ness In Congress!!!" [Video].

Former Drug Dealer Confirms Alfamega "Snitch" Claims, "He Got On The Stand & Literally Just Lied" [Video]

September 10, 2009 9:05 AM

Former drug dealer Ali Baaqar has come forward to confirm recent claims of Cedric "Alfamega" Zellars working with the government and making the false accusations that led to his imprisonment.

Continue reading Former Drug Dealer Confirms Alfamega "Snitch" Claims, "He Got On The Stand & Literally Just Lied" [Video].

Jaz-O Questions Lil Wayne's Rap Buzz, "[Fans] Have Been Hypnotized Into Liking Him" [Audio]

September 9, 2009 6:00 PM

Jay-Z mentor Jaz-O has weighed in on Lil Wayne's current popularity and said fans have been "hypnotized" into admiring his rap skills.

Continue reading Jaz-O Questions Lil Wayne's Rap Buzz, "[Fans] Have Been Hypnotized Into Liking Him" [Audio].

N.O.R.E. Supports Raekwon & Jay-Z's New Albums, "I've Never Downloaded Anything Illegally" [Video]

September 9, 2009 5:55 PM

Rappers N.O.R.E. and J.Cole have shown their support for hip-hop by publicly purchasing Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 and Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 albums.

Continue reading N.O.R.E. Supports Raekwon & Jay-Z's New Albums, "I've Never Downloaded Anything Illegally" [Video].

Ghostface Killah Calls The-Dream "Cocky", Says "Radio Killer F*ckin' Fronted" [Video]

September 9, 2009 5:50 PM

Ghostface Killah recently discussed how his Def Jam labelmate, The-Dream, turned down an opportunity to appear on his upcoming Wizard of Poetry album.

Continue reading Ghostface Killah Calls The-Dream "Cocky", Says "Radio Killer F*ckin' Fronted" [Video].

Fabolous Discusses T-Pain Phone Call, "I Just Apologized Because I Kinda Jumped Out The Window"

September 9, 2009 5:37 PM

Fabolous has confirmed having a phone conversation with T-Pain and apologizing for his Twitter disses made towards the singer's image and career.

Continue reading Fabolous Discusses T-Pain Phone Call, "I Just Apologized Because I Kinda Jumped Out The Window".

Jay-Z & Raekwon To Dominate W/ First Week-Sales, "BP3" To Debut No. 1 W/ 350K

September 9, 2009 5:20 PM

Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 and Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Part 2 are expected to take over the charts next week with sales projections landing both albums in the Top 10.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Raekwon To Dominate W/ First Week-Sales, "BP3" To Debut No. 1 W/ 350K.

Jay-Z Concert Ends W/ Stabbing, Victim Rushed To Hospital [Video]

September 9, 2009 3:40 PM

A man was reportedly stabbed and rushed to a local Chicago hospital last night (September 8) following a Jay-Z concert.

Continue reading Jay-Z Concert Ends W/ Stabbing, Victim Rushed To Hospital [Video].

Diddy On Bringing Ma$e Back To Bad Boy, "We've Spoken"

September 9, 2009 3:15 PM

Confirming recent reports that Ma$e has reached out to him, Diddy discussed the possibility of his former protege returning to the Bad Boy label.

Continue reading Diddy On Bringing Ma$e Back To Bad Boy, "We've Spoken".

Soulja Boy Eyes Major Collabos, "I Want Jay-Z & Eminem On The Album"

September 9, 2009 2:35 PM

Soulja Boy Tell Em has opened up about wanting to snag a strong rap star line-up for his upcoming The DeAndre Way album including Eminem and Jay-Z.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Eyes Major Collabos, "I Want Jay-Z & Eminem On The Album".

T-Pain Retracts "F*ck Jay-Z" Rant, "I Bugged Out That Day" [Audio]

September 9, 2009 1:50 PM

T-Pain has clarified the reasons behind his unexpected Jay-Z diss over the weekend and said he was only trying to get the rap mogul's attention.

Continue reading T-Pain Retracts "F*ck Jay-Z" Rant, "I Bugged Out That Day" [Audio].

Trey Songz Continues to Taunt R. Kelly, "He's An Old Man"

September 9, 2009 12:05 PM

Though R. Kelly has brushed off his previous disses, R&B singer Trey Songz is continuing to challenge the Grammy-winning singer by questioning his lyrical ability.

Continue reading Trey Songz Continues to Taunt R. Kelly, "He's An Old Man" .

Jay-Z Hits The Road For North American Tour

September 9, 2009 11:45 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z has announced plans to hit the road next month for a 21-date tour in support of his new album, The Blueprint 3.

Continue reading Jay-Z Hits The Road For North American Tour.

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Juelz Santana On Cam'ron's Dipset West Expansion, "Just Rep The Name Right" [Audio]

September 9, 2009 11:10 AM

With the recent introduction of Cam'ron's Dipset West movement, SOHH spoke with Juelz Santana to find out what he thinks about Killa's expansion outside of Harlem, New York.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Juelz Santana On Cam'ron's Dipset West Expansion, "Just Rep The Name Right" [Audio].

Whitney Houston Tops All Releases, Trey Songz Is "Ready" At No. 3 Plus Beanie Sigel, Pitbull & Insane Clown Posse Debut On The Charts

September 9, 2009 11:00 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Whitney Houston's comeback gives her the number one album in the country, Trey Songz opens at No.3, Insane Clown Posse debuts in the Top 5 and new releases from Beanie Sigel, Pitbull and Hawthorne Mayer land on the charts.

Continue reading Whitney Houston Tops All Releases, Trey Songz Is "Ready" At No. 3 Plus Beanie Sigel, Pitbull & Insane Clown Posse Debut On The Charts.

Busta Rhymes Reflects On "B.O.M.B." Reception, "Greatness Is Defined In Unlimited Measures" [Video]

September 9, 2009 10:45 AM

Busta Rhymes recently reflected on the success of his latest album Back On My Bullsh*t and explained why despite debuting under 100,000 in its first week, he felt the project was well-received by fans.

Continue reading Busta Rhymes Reflects On "B.O.M.B." Reception, "Greatness Is Defined In Unlimited Measures" [Video].

Fabolous Airs Out T-Pain, "Give Mr. Monopoly Back His Top Hats!!"

September 8, 2009 6:05 PM

Fabolous has gone on a Twitter rant towards T-Pain taunting the singer's physical appearance and career as a result of allegedly dissing him and Jay-Z.

Continue reading Fabolous Airs Out T-Pain, "Give Mr. Monopoly Back His Top Hats!!".

Lil Wayne Named Top Rap Concert Headliner, Grossed $42 Mil In 2008-2009

September 8, 2009 5:50 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne leads Jay-Z and Kanye West in tour profits for 2008 to 2009.? He has reportedly raked in over $42 million.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Named Top Rap Concert Headliner, Grossed $42 Mil In 2008-2009.

Rick Ross Respects Eminem's Rap Hustle, "I Love To See Him W/ The Hot Artists In The Game" [Audio]

September 8, 2009 5:50 PM

Despite having differences with Eminem in the past, Rick Ross says he no longer has any intention of battling him on the microphone.

Continue reading Rick Ross Respects Eminem's Rap Hustle, "I Love To See Him W/ The Hot Artists In The Game" [Audio].

Tony Yayo Says G-Unit Is Not "Broke," "I Don't Know What [M.O.P.] Was Talking About" [Video]

September 8, 2009 5:40 PM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo has addressed recent accusations made by M.O.P.'s Billy Danze about the label's financial problems.

Continue reading Tony Yayo Says G-Unit Is Not "Broke," "I Don't Know What [M.O.P.] Was Talking About" [Video].

Snoop Dogg Returns To Priority Records, "Starting Fresh W/ EMI Is A Great Feeling"

September 8, 2009 5:25 PM

Rap veteran Snoop Dogg has been named the new Creative Chairman of EMI Music's Priority Records and will now executive produce all future releases for the label.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg Returns To Priority Records, "Starting Fresh W/ EMI Is A Great Feeling" .

The Dream & Christina Milian Tie The Knot, Secret Wedding In Las Vegas

September 8, 2009 5:15 PM

After months of wedding speculation, The Dream and Christina Milian have reportedly eloped in Las Vegas.

Continue reading The Dream & Christina Milian Tie The Knot, Secret Wedding In Las Vegas.

50 Cent Drops "50th Law" Book, "Create Your Own Five-Year Plan For Success" [Video]

September 8, 2009 3:50 PM

50 Cent has explained his motivation for creating his new book The 50th Law which lands on shelves today (September 8).

Continue reading 50 Cent Drops "50th Law" Book, "Create Your Own Five-Year Plan For Success" [Video].

Jay-Z Sells Out 9/11 Madison Square Garden Concert

September 8, 2009 2:35 PM

Tickets for Jay-Z's highly-anticipated 9/11 charity concert reportedly sold-out within an hour of going on sale today (September 8).

Continue reading Jay-Z Sells Out 9/11 Madison Square Garden Concert.

Drake Goes Under The Knife, Says He's "Headed To The Surgery Room"

September 8, 2009 1:20 PM

After re-injuring his ACL on stage last month, Drake confirmed that he'll be undergoing surgery today (September 8) and thanked fans for all of their support.

Continue reading Drake Goes Under The Knife, Says He's "Headed To The Surgery Room".

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Raekwon Gives Diddy Props, "I Told Him 'You Our Mayor Bloomberg'" [Video]

September 8, 2009 1:10 PM

With Diddy hosting Raekwon's long-awaited Only Buit 4 Cuban Linx Pt. 2 album release party tonight (September 8), the Chef hit up SOHH to speak on his Bad Boy connection.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Raekwon Gives Diddy Props, "I Told Him 'You Our Mayor Bloomberg'" [Video].

Jay-Z Responds To T-Pain's "D.O.A." Diss, "I Made It Very Clear I Wasn't Talking About Him" [Video]

September 8, 2009 12:50 PM

This morning (September 8), Jay-Z offered his response to the derogatory remarks that T-Pain made about him during a weekend performance in Las Vegas.

Continue reading Jay-Z Responds To T-Pain's "D.O.A." Diss, "I Made It Very Clear I Wasn't Talking About Him" [Video].

Saigon Takes Credit For Joe Budden's Struggles, "He F*cked W/ Me & His Life Ended" [Video]

September 8, 2009 11:10 AM

New York rapper Saigon has weighed in on Joe Budden and said his former rap rival's struggles with Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon was a result of their previous war of words.

Continue reading Saigon Takes Credit For Joe Budden's Struggles, "He F*cked W/ Me & His Life Ended" [Video].

Kanye West, Drake, Lil Wayne & Eminem Shooting "Forever" Music Video

September 8, 2009 10:30 AM

Drake, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and Eminem have reportedly joined forces in Florida to shoot a video for their latest collaboration "Forever".

Continue reading Kanye West, Drake, Lil Wayne & Eminem Shooting "Forever" Music Video.

T-Pain & Fabolous

September 8, 2009 12:00 AM

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

Continue reading T-Pain & Fabolous.

Chris Brown Sprays "Graffiti" Details, "Hands Down My Best Album"

September 7, 2009 3:05 PM

Chris Brown has announced his upcoming album Graffiti is completed and has already labeled it his "best album" to date.

Continue reading Chris Brown Sprays "Graffiti" Details, "Hands Down My Best Album".

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Young Money's Shanell On Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Delay, "You Can't Rush Creativity"

September 7, 2009 12:00 PM

With the frequent delays of Lil Wayne's The Rebirth album and an unconfirmed release date, SOHH spoke with Young Money's Shanell aka SNL, who penned "Prom Queen," about the project's unknown release.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Young Money's Shanell On Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Delay, "You Can't Rush Creativity".

Kid Cudi Talks Jay-Z "BP3" Guest Feature, "It Really Bugged Me Out"

September 7, 2009 10:00 AM

Rap newcomer Kid Cudi recently spoke on being selected to appear on Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 album for their "Already Home" collaboration and explained the song's overall meaning.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Talks Jay-Z "BP3" Guest Feature, "It Really Bugged Me Out".

Russell Simmons Defends Amber Rose's Image, "I Can't See What She's Done To Hurt The Planet"

September 7, 2009 9:30 AM

Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons has taken a stance against online criticism against Kanye West associate Amber Rose and suggested the negative feedback is a sign of her popularity.

Continue reading Russell Simmons Defends Amber Rose's Image, "I Can't See What She's Done To Hurt The Planet".

Snoop Dogg Asks Soulja Boy For Forgiveness, "I Apologize For All The Hate" [Video]

September 7, 2009 8:30 AM

Rap veteran Snoop Dogg has displayed his respect for teen rap star Soulja Boy Tell Em and asked the rapper for forgiveness over his initial prejudice of the emcee's talent.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg Asks Soulja Boy For Forgiveness, "I Apologize For All The Hate" [Video].

Alicia Keys & Jay-Z Join Forces, Billed To Perform Together At VMAs 2009

September 7, 2009 8:25 AM

Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys has been added to this year's MTV Video Music Awards 2009 performance list and slated to hit the stage alongside Jay-Z.

Continue reading Alicia Keys & Jay-Z Join Forces, Billed To Perform Together At VMAs 2009.

Ludacris' "Gamer" Lands $9 Mil Box Office Debut

September 7, 2009 8:00 AM

Ludacris' sci-fi thriller Gamer film, which co-stars Gerard Butler and Terry Crews, debuted with an estimated $9 million in box office sales over the weekend.

Continue reading Ludacris' "Gamer" Lands $9 Mil Box Office Debut.

Fabolous Co-Signs Jay-Z's Swag, "Jay At 40 Is Still At The Top Of The Game Lyrically"

September 6, 2009 8:55 AM

Fabolous has co-signed Jay-Z's lyrical talent and overall rhyming skills this weekend despite the rapper edging closer to his 40th birthday later this year.

Continue reading Fabolous Co-Signs Jay-Z's Swag, "Jay At 40 Is Still At The Top Of The Game Lyrically".

Nas & Damian Marley Tag Snoop Dogg & Bob Marley, New Album Tracklist Revealed

September 6, 2009 8:25 AM

An early tracklisting for Nas and Damian Marley's forthcoming Distant Relatives album has landed online and shows the duo linking with Joss Stone, Snoop Dogg, K'Naan, the late Bob Marley and more.

Continue reading Nas & Damian Marley Tag Snoop Dogg & Bob Marley, New Album Tracklist Revealed.

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Tity Boi On Ludacris' DTP Additions, "They've Had A 100,000 Motherf*ckers Come & Go"

September 6, 2009 8:05 AM

With Ludacris' recent Disturbin' Tha Peace Lil Scrappy acquisition, SOHH spoke with Playaz Circle's Tity Boi to find out how much of an impact new artists have on their music.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Tity Boi On Ludacris' DTP Additions, "They've Had A 100,000 Motherf*ckers Come & Go".

Max B's Ex-Girlfiend Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison

September 6, 2009 7:30 AM

Incarcerated rapper Charly "Max B" Wingate's former girlfriend Gina Conway has been sentenced to 15 years behind bars for her role in the rapper's fatal 2006 robbery.

Continue reading Max B's Ex-Girlfiend Sentenced To 15 Years In Prison.

Drake's "Fear" Lands Online, "Never Cried When Pac Died, Probably Will When Hov Does" [Audio]

September 5, 2009 8:30 PM

Drake's highly anticipated "Fear" song has landed online today (September 5) and shows the rapper taking fans through his personal thoughts as an emcee within the music industry.

Continue reading Drake's "Fear" Lands Online, "Never Cried When Pac Died, Probably Will When Hov Does" [Audio].

Benzino Drops Eminem & Slaughterhouse Diss Song, "F*ck That Psychopath Redneck" [Audio]

September 5, 2009 7:30 PM

Benzino has re-vamped his war of words towards Slaughterhouse and Eminem by releasing a new diss song called "Good Fellaz" which warns emcees about his lyrical wrath.

Continue reading Benzino Drops Eminem & Slaughterhouse Diss Song, "F*ck That Psychopath Redneck" [Audio].

2Pac Biopic Dispute Trial Date Announced, Filming Postposted Until 2010

September 5, 2009 1:55 PM

The legal dispute between production rights for a Tupac Shakur biopic has reportedly been put off until spring 2010 forcing all possible production and filming to be postponed.

Continue reading 2Pac Biopic Dispute Trial Date Announced, Filming Postposted Until 2010.

Raekwon Discusses Joe Budden Dispute, "It Could Have Been Worse" [Video]

September 5, 2009 10:00 AM

Raekwon has reflected on his summer dispute with Joe Budden, which led to a physical confrontation last month, and said their peaceful outcome could have taken a more serious route.

Continue reading Raekwon Discusses Joe Budden Dispute, "It Could Have Been Worse" [Video].

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Big Pun "The Legacy" Producer On Fat Joe's Involvement, "Liza Rios Suggested We Reach Out"

September 5, 2009 9:00 AM

Big Pun: The Legacy producer Edwin Mejia and director Vlad Yudin recently spoke with SOHH about Fat Joe's involvement in the upcoming documentary and why the late rapper's wife suggested having the Terror Squad leader participate.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Big Pun "The Legacy" Producer On Fat Joe's Involvement, "Liza Rios Suggested We Reach Out".

Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3" Takes On Def Jam, Album Release Date Moved Up

September 5, 2009 8:05 AM

Jay-Z's highly anticipated The Blueprint 3 album has reportedly been moved from its original September 11th release date to the same day as Def Jam's The Blueprint Collector's Edition.

Continue reading Jay-Z's "Blueprint 3" Takes On Def Jam, Album Release Date Moved Up.

Fabolous Packs Bags For Tour, Unveils New Music Videos

September 4, 2009 7:00 PM

Fabolous has announced plans to hit the road this fall and unveil a stream of new music videos in support for his latest album, Loso's Way.

Continue reading Fabolous Packs Bags For Tour, Unveils New Music Videos.

Diddy Leads Howard University Student Protest, "Do What We Did & Take It Over" [Video]

September 4, 2009 5:00 PM

Diddy has joined in on Howard University student protests today (September 4) by encouraging students to continue demanding that his alma mater address their financial aid complications.

Continue reading Diddy Leads Howard University Student Protest, "Do What We Did & Take It Over" [Video].

Lil Wayne's "Hurricane" To Storm Into Theaters, Movie Receives Financial Backing

September 4, 2009 4:45 PM

Lil Wayne's Hurricane Season film, which co-stars Forest Whitaker and Bow Wow, will reportedly be headed to the big screen after suffering multiple delays and budget difficulties.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's "Hurricane" To Storm Into Theaters, Movie Receives Financial Backing.

Jay-Z On Rapping After 40, "People Should Make Music As Long As Their Heart Is In It"

September 4, 2009 4:15 PM

Jay-Z recently spoke about joining the ranks of rappers in their 40's and encouraged all emcees to continue to rock the microphone if their "heart" is still dedicated to the music.

Continue reading Jay-Z On Rapping After 40, "People Should Make Music As Long As Their Heart Is In It".

Saigon Remembers Prison As "Motherf*cking Agony And Mental Torture" [Video]

September 4, 2009 3:45 PM

With the recent reports of C-Murder and Max B being given lengthy prison sentences, former incarcerated rapper Saigon recently spoke on life behind bars.

Continue reading Saigon Remembers Prison As "Motherf*cking Agony And Mental Torture" [Video].

Royce Da 5'9 & Joe Budden Ignore Benzino's Challenge, "If He Get It, Everybody Gets It"

September 4, 2009 3:20 PM

Royce Da 5'9 and Joe Budden have acknowledged Benzino's recent Slaughterhouse versus Made Men challenge and have decided to ignore the rapper's taunts.

Continue reading Royce Da 5'9 & Joe Budden Ignore Benzino's Challenge, "If He Get It, Everybody Gets It".

50 Cent Defends Soulja Boy's Dance Songs, "He Continues To Make Hit Records That Work"

September 4, 2009 3:15 PM

50 Cent recently expressed his admiration for teen rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em and explained how the rapper's dance-based singles continue to have a major impact.

Continue reading 50 Cent Defends Soulja Boy's Dance Songs, "He Continues To Make Hit Records That Work".

Drake's "Fear" Snippet Leaks Online [Audio]

September 4, 2009 2:30 PM

A snippet from Drake's unreleased "Fear" song has landed online nearly two weeks before the retail release of his So Far Gone mixtape.

Continue reading Drake's "Fear" Snippet Leaks Online [Audio].

Lloyd Exposes Irv Gotti's Murder Inc, "I Was Forced To Record W/ My Own Money" [Video]

September 4, 2009 12:05 PM

R&B singer Lloyd has announced his departure from Irv Gotti's Murder Inc. and said the lack of support from his former company forced him to leave a record label known for being the home to Ja Rule and Ashanti.

Continue reading Lloyd Exposes Irv Gotti's Murder Inc, "I Was Forced To Record W/ My Own Money" [Video].

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Pusha T Explains Rick Rubin-Clipse Connection, "He Came In & Heard Everything" [Audio]

September 4, 2009 11:45 AM

After initial reports of Rick Rubin producing tracks on The Clipse's upcoming Till The Casket Drops, Pusha T hit up SOHH to clear up the rumors and explain the Def Jam co-founder's role on the new album.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Pusha T Explains Rick Rubin-Clipse Connection, "He Came In & Heard Everything" [Audio].

D12's Tax Records Leak Online, Rappers Owe $215K

September 4, 2009 11:35 AM

The tax records of D12 members Denaun "Mr. Porter" Porter and Von "Kuniva" Carlisle have been released online showing the emcees owe over $215,000 to the government.

Continue reading D12's Tax Records Leak Online, Rappers Owe $215K.

Max B Associate French Montana Clarifies Sentencing, "It's 75 Yrs. Unless The New Evidence Make A Difference"

September 4, 2009 10:45 AM

Yesterday, after it was reported that Max B had been sentenced to 75 years in prison his associate French Montana responded with clarification saying Max's defense team still has a limited amount of time to change the judge's ruling.

Continue reading Max B Associate French Montana Clarifies Sentencing, "It's 75 Yrs. Unless The New Evidence Make A Difference".

50 Cent Checks-In Dr. Dre, Diddy, DMX & Jay-Z For "Flight 187" Music Vid [Video]

September 4, 2009 7:00 AM

50 Cent is continuing his mixtape hustle with the release of the music video for "Flight 187," the song in which he name drops Dr. Dre, Diddy, Jay-Z and other mainstream rappers.

Continue reading 50 Cent Checks-In Dr. Dre, Diddy, DMX & Jay-Z For "Flight 187" Music Vid [Video].

Pulse Report: 50 Cent Delivers Delayed Jay-Z Diss, Rick Ross Stans Eminem, Chris Brown Finds Forgiveness In Hip-Hop

September 4, 2009 12:00 AM

In this week's Pulse Report the streets are buzzing about, 50 Cent baiting Jay-Z into a confrontation, Rick Ross still craving a battle with Eminem, Chris Brown breaking his silence on Larry King, Max B receiving a 75 year sentence, and Joe Budden having the worst week ever.

Continue reading Pulse Report: 50 Cent Delivers Delayed Jay-Z Diss, Rick Ross Stans Eminem, Chris Brown Finds Forgiveness In Hip-Hop.

Kanye West Recruits Soulja Boy Tell Em, "I'm Working On Kanye's Next Album Right Now"

September 3, 2009 6:20 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has reportedly reached out to Soulja Boy Tell Em for help on his upcoming rap album's production.

Continue reading Kanye West Recruits Soulja Boy Tell Em, "I'm Working On Kanye's Next Album Right Now".

Tony Yayo Talks Raekwon's Joe Budden Assault, "You Come To My Dressing Room, You Not Coming Out" [Video]

September 3, 2009 6:05 PM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo has weighed in on the recent physical dispute between Joe Budden and Raekwon and explained what he would have done if confronted by a rival's entourage.

Continue reading Tony Yayo Talks Raekwon's Joe Budden Assault, "You Come To My Dressing Room, You Not Coming Out" [Video].

Kanye West, The Game & Twista Tip-Off "NBA 2K10"

September 3, 2009 5:50 PM

Kanye West, The Game, Asher Roth and more have been chosen to appear in the upcoming NBA 2K10 video game and contribute to the soundtrack.

Continue reading Kanye West, The Game & Twista Tip-Off "NBA 2K10".

Jay-Z Associate Kevin Liles Leaving Warner Music Group

September 3, 2009 5:30 PM

Former Def Jam executive and Jay-Z associate Kevin Liles has announced plans to step down from his executive Vice President position at Warner Music Group.

Continue reading Jay-Z Associate Kevin Liles Leaving Warner Music Group.

Mike Epps To Host The 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards

September 3, 2009 5:00 PM

Comedian Mike Epps has been tapped to host this year's BET Hip-Hop Awards which will take place next month in Atlanta, Georgia.

Continue reading Mike Epps To Host The 2009 BET Hip Hop Awards.

BREAKING: Max B Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison, Brother Receives Life Sentence

September 3, 2009 4:15 PM

Today (September 3), former Dipset associate Charly "Max B" Wingate was sentenced to 75 years behind bars for his part in a fatal 2006 robbery.

Continue reading BREAKING: Max B Sentenced To 75 Years In Prison, Brother Receives Life Sentence.

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Playaz Circle's Tity Boi On Jay-Z's "BP3" Leak, "You Know You're Hot If That Happens"

September 3, 2009 3:00 PM

With the recent leak of Jay-Z's Blueprint 3 album spreading online, SOHH spoke with Tity Boi of Playaz Circle about how illegal downloads simply show a rapper's popularity.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Playaz Circle's Tity Boi On Jay-Z's "BP3" Leak, "You Know You're Hot If That Happens".

Jay-Z Preps BP3 Follow Up, "I Wanna Make The Most Experimental Album I Ever Made"

September 3, 2009 12:30 PM

With the release of The Blueprint 3 still one week away Jay-Z has already announced his plans to return to store shelves with a new experimental album.

Continue reading Jay-Z Preps BP3 Follow Up, "I Wanna Make The Most Experimental Album I Ever Made".

Trey Songz Projected To Sell 115K In First Week, Pitbull To Debut On Charts

September 3, 2009 12:00 PM

R&B singer Trey Songz's Ready is projected land on the charts next week with around 115,000 album sales.

Continue reading Trey Songz Projected To Sell 115K In First Week, Pitbull To Debut On Charts.

Rick Ross Remembers DJ AM, "These Situations Come & Go So Fast"

September 3, 2009 11:50 AM

Rick Ross weighed in the unexpected death of Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein and shared one of his memories of the late deejay.

Continue reading Rick Ross Remembers DJ AM, "These Situations Come & Go So Fast" .

DMX Says Jay-Z Made Him Leave Def Jam, "I Lost It When He Became President" [Video]

September 3, 2009 11:30 AM

Former Def Jam rapper DMX has broken his silence on Jay-Z's stint at the helm of the label and why President Carter's pursuit of profits forced him to flee.

Continue reading DMX Says Jay-Z Made Him Leave Def Jam, "I Lost It When He Became President" [Video].

Joe Budden Falls Back On MC Shan, "I'm Still Not Replying To Sh*t"

September 3, 2009 10:45 AM

Joe Budden told fans that he will not to respond to MC Shan's recent radio rant in which he called the New Jersey rapper "corny" and promised a one-on-one confrontation.

Continue reading Joe Budden Falls Back On MC Shan, "I'm Still Not Replying To Sh*t".

Benzino Bashes Slaughterhouse, "I Think Them N*ggas Is Mad Overrated" [Video]

September 3, 2009 8:00 AM

Rap veteran Benzino lashed out at Slaughterhouse, labeling them "overrated" and saying he believed his own group, Made Men, could out-rap the multi-region hip-hop crew.

Continue reading Benzino Bashes Slaughterhouse, "I Think Them N*ggas Is Mad Overrated" [Video].

Ja Rule, Styles P, N.O.R.E. & More React To Chris Brown's "Larry King Live" Interview [Video]

September 2, 2009 10:00 PM

Ja Rule, Styles P, N.O.R.E. and more have shared their shocked and surprised Twitter reactions to Chris Brown's first public television interview on "Larry King Live" since his domestic dispute with Rihanna earlier this year.

Continue reading Ja Rule, Styles P, N.O.R.E. & More React To Chris Brown's "Larry King Live" Interview [Video].

Jay-Z Labels "The Blueprint 3" A "New Classic", "The Subject Matter Is Right Now"

September 2, 2009 6:00 PM

Jay-Z recently spoke on the motivation behind his highly-anticipated The Blueprint 3 album and explained why the project, in his words, should be labeled a "new classic."

Continue reading Jay-Z Labels "The Blueprint 3" A "New Classic", "The Subject Matter Is Right Now".

Lil Mama Apologizes For Transgender Rant, "My Remarks Were Never Meant To Be Disrespectul"

September 2, 2009 5:35 PM

New York rapper and "America's Best Dance Crew" judge Lil Mama has released a statement apologizing for recent comments she made towards a transgender contestant.

Continue reading Lil Mama Apologizes For Transgender Rant, "My Remarks Were Never Meant To Be Disrespectul".

Rick Ross Talks Eminem's "Forever" Verse, "He Might Wanna Do A Record W/ Me"

September 2, 2009 5:30 PM

After previously calling Eminem a "honkey" Rick Ross placed his past differences with the rapper aside and praised him for his verse on "Forever" which also featured Lil Wayne, Kanye West and Drake.

Continue reading Rick Ross Talks Eminem's "Forever" Verse, "He Might Wanna Do A Record W/ Me".

"DJ Hero" Maker On DJ AM's Passing, "We Are Deeply Saddened By The Loss"

September 2, 2009 5:06 PM

Activision, the maker behind Jay-Z's upcoming DJ Hero video game, has released a statement on the passing of the game's contributor, Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein, and said the late deejay's work would still be featured in the project.

Continue reading "DJ Hero" Maker On DJ AM's Passing, "We Are Deeply Saddened By The Loss".

Ludacris Unveils "Gamer" Plot, "I Play A Guy That's A Leader Of A Resistance Group" [Video]

September 2, 2009 4:05 PM

Rapper-turned-actor Ludacris recently unveiled the storyline of his upcoming action movie Gamer, which stars Gerard Butler and Terry Crews.

Continue reading Ludacris Unveils "Gamer" Plot, "I Play A Guy That's A Leader Of A Resistance Group" [Video].

Jay-Z Talks Wedding Guest List, "The Sad Part Is We Offended Some"

September 2, 2009 3:20 PM

Jay-Z has reportedly broken his silence on his April 2008 wedding to Beyonce Knowles by saying the secret ceremony was planned at the last minute.

Continue reading Jay-Z Talks Wedding Guest List, "The Sad Part Is We Offended Some".

Remy Ma Updates Fans From Jail, "I've Been Writing Like Crazy"

September 2, 2009 2:20 PM

Incarcerated rapper Remy Ma wrote her fans from jail to express her thoughts on C-Murder, Wendy Williams and her marriage with Papoose.

Continue reading Remy Ma Updates Fans From Jail, "I've Been Writing Like Crazy" .

Ludacris, Eminem, Ja Rule, Fabolous & More To Invade "Hip Hop Honors 2009"

September 2, 2009 1:45 PM

Ludacris, Eminem, Ja Rule, Fabolous and more have been announced to appear at next month's 2009 Hip Hop Honors ceremony which will pay homage to Def Jam Records' 25th anniversary.

Continue reading Ludacris, Eminem, Ja Rule, Fabolous & More To Invade "Hip Hop Honors 2009".

Drake Explains "Successful" Music Vid, "It's One Of Those Motivational Videos" [Video]

September 2, 2009 1:05 PM

Drake explained the concept behind his Trey Songz-assisted "Successful" music video yesterday (September 1) and said the "Best I Ever Had" follow-up had a universal message to all viewers.

Continue reading Drake Explains "Successful" Music Vid, "It's One Of Those Motivational Videos" [Video].

Law Enforcement Authorities Suggest DJ AM Suicide, "He Wanted To Die"

September 2, 2009 11:45 AM

More details surrounding the untimely passing of Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein have landed online and include a law enforcement official suggesting his death was suicidal.

Continue reading Law Enforcement Authorities Suggest DJ AM Suicide, "He Wanted To Die".

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Big Pun's "Legacy" Director Spills Details On Doc, "He Was Facing A Lot Of Difficulties In His Life"

September 2, 2009 11:20 AM

With the upcoming release of Big Pun's The Legacy documentary, which features Prodigy, Styles P and Swizz Beatz, director Vlad Yudin and producer Edwin Mejia hit up SOHH to discuss the film's content and why fans should expect to see unreleased footage of the late rapper.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Big Pun's "Legacy" Director Spills Details On Doc, "He Was Facing A Lot Of Difficulties In His Life".

Black Eyed Peas Still Steaming At No. 8, Letoya Finds Love In Top 20, Queen Latifah & Lil Wyte Debut On Charts

September 2, 2009 11:00 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, The Black Eyed Peas continue to lead the pack at No. 8, songbird Letoya Luckett opens at No. 12, Maxwell remains in Top 20 plus Matisyahu, Queen Latifah and Lil Wyte all land on the charts.

Continue reading Black Eyed Peas Still Steaming At No. 8, Letoya Finds Love In Top 20, Queen Latifah & Lil Wyte Debut On Charts.

Timbaland Breaks Down "Beaterator" Game, "It's More Than Just Pressing A Button"

September 2, 2009 11:00 AM

Grammy-winning producer Timbaland recently broke down the concept of his upcoming Beaterator video game, which will compete against Jay-Z's DJ Hero later this year.

Continue reading Timbaland Breaks Down "Beaterator" Game, "It's More Than Just Pressing A Button".

MC Shan Airs Out Joe Budden, "Just Slap Him In The Back Of The Neck" [Audio]

September 2, 2009 9:05 AM

Hip-Hop pioneer MC Shan, known for battle rapping KRS-ONE, has called out Joe Budden and said the New Jersey-based rapper has continued to embarrass himself through his live blog broadcasts and for allegedly apologizing after being assaulted by Raekwon's camp last month.

Continue reading MC Shan Airs Out Joe Budden, "Just Slap Him In The Back Of The Neck" [Audio].

Lil Wayne "The Carter" Producer On Rapper's Work Ethic, "He May End Up W/ A Bigger Catalogue Than Tupac"

September 1, 2009 6:25 PM

Film director Quincy "QD3" Jones III recently spoke on Lil Wayne's upcoming The Carter documentary and said fans should expect to witness the non-stop work ethic of the self-proclaimed "Greatest Rapper Alive."

Continue reading Lil Wayne "The Carter" Producer On Rapper's Work Ethic, "He May End Up W/ A Bigger Catalogue Than Tupac" .

Da Band Star Says Husband Cut Himself, Pleads Not Guilty To Assault Charges

September 1, 2009 6:00 PM

Diddy's former Da Band singer, Sara Stokes, has reportedly pleaded not guilty to assault charges against her husband and said all injuries were a result of him cutting himself.

Continue reading Da Band Star Says Husband Cut Himself, Pleads Not Guilty To Assault Charges.

Jay-Z Remembers DJ AM, "I Met Him The Day Before The Plane Crash"

September 1, 2009 5:55 PM

Jay-Z recently reflected on the memory of the late Adam "DJ AM" Goldstein and said he crossed paths with the deejay a day prior to his near-fatal plane crash last year.

Continue reading Jay-Z Remembers DJ AM, "I Met Him The Day Before The Plane Crash".

Busta Rhymes Leaves His "Bullsh*t" W/ New Album, "We're Coming To Kill The Cancer in Music"

September 1, 2009 5:50 PM

Busta Rhymes announced plans to release another album called The Chemo just four months after dropping Back On My Bullsh*t and claimed the new project is already "80 percent finished."

Continue reading Busta Rhymes Leaves His "Bullsh*t" W/ New Album, "We're Coming To Kill The Cancer in Music".

Jim Jones Says Mase Wanting To Stab Fat Joe, "Just Don't Sound Right" [Video]

September 1, 2009 5:35 PM

Jim Jones recently shared his reaction to Tony Yayo's allegation that Mase wanted to impress 50 Cent by stabbing Fat Joe at MTV's Video Music Awards 2005 ceremony.

Continue reading Jim Jones Says Mase Wanting To Stab Fat Joe, "Just Don't Sound Right" [Video].

Kanye West, Eminem, Jay-Z & T.I. Team Up W/ LeBron James For "More Than A Game" Biopic

September 1, 2009 2:55 PM

Jay-Z, Kanye West, Eminem, T.I. and more have been chosen to appear on the upcoming More Than A Game soundtrack for LeBron James' upcoming biopic documentary showing his rise to an NBA All-Star.

Continue reading Kanye West, Eminem, Jay-Z & T.I. Team Up W/ LeBron James For "More Than A Game" Biopic.

Drake Crowns Trey Songz, Says He's "The Greatest R&B Singer Of Our Generation" [Video]

September 1, 2009 2:00 PM

Drake surprised fans last night (August 31) when he appeared on stage at Trey Songz' New York City concert and crowned him the "greatest" R&B singer of his generation.

Continue reading Drake Crowns Trey Songz, Says He's "The Greatest R&B Singer Of Our Generation" [Video].

Hell Rell On Blaming Jim Jones For Dipset Problems, "That Was My Opinion, Was I Wrong?"

September 1, 2009 1:20 PM

Dipset associate Hell Rell has stood by his recent accusations that Jim Jones and Juelz Santana tarnished Cam'ron's rap group image and explained why it's all about profits in the end.

Continue reading Hell Rell On Blaming Jim Jones For Dipset Problems, "That Was My Opinion, Was I Wrong?" .

Jay-Z Brushes Off The Game & Jim Jones, "For Me Competition Is Nas, Eminem"

September 1, 2009 12:10 PM

Jay-Z recently revealed his reasons for not responding to disses from The Game and Jim Jones, saying he does not view those rappers as real competition.

Continue reading Jay-Z Brushes Off The Game & Jim Jones, "For Me Competition Is Nas, Eminem".

T.I., Lil Wayne & 50 Cent Take Fans "Behind The Music"

September 1, 2009 12:00 PM

T.I., Lil Wayne and 50 Cent have all been confirmed to appear in VH1's upcoming revival of their "Behind The Music" series which is set to premiere later this month.

Continue reading T.I., Lil Wayne & 50 Cent Take Fans "Behind The Music" .

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Nore Defends Jay-Z's "BP3" Against Leakers, "Hip-Hop Owes Jay A Lot More"

September 1, 2009 11:15 AM

After yesterday's (August 31) unauthorized internet release of Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3, N.O.R.E. told SOHH he planned to defend his former Roc-A-Fella associate by telling fans to wait for its official release next week.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Nore Defends Jay-Z's "BP3" Against Leakers, "Hip-Hop Owes Jay A Lot More" .

Maino On MTV's Hottest MC List, "You Got N*ggas On Here That Can't Even Rap" [Video]

September 1, 2009 11:05 AM

Maino has called out MTV for their latest "Hottest In The Game" list, which includes Lil Wayne, 50 Cent, T.I. and Kanye West, and questioned how certain rappers could make the cut who have not released relevant music as of late.

Continue reading Maino On MTV's Hottest MC List, "You Got N*ggas On Here That Can't Even Rap" [Video].

Will Smith & Martin Lawrence's "Bad Boys 3" In The Works

September 1, 2009 10:40 AM

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence's popular Bad Boys series is reportedly preparing to bring its third installment to the big screen, however, the film's two stars have not yet been confirmed to appear as the leads.

Continue reading Will Smith & Martin Lawrence's "Bad Boys 3" In The Works.

Chris Brown

September 1, 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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