October 2009 Archives

Consequence Explains "Cons TV" Title Change, "I Started Recording Again"

October 31, 2009 9:00 PM

G.O.O.D. Music's Consequence recently opened up about changing the direction of his new album, Cons TV, from its original concept and how he snagged Q-Tip for his solo project.

Continue reading Consequence Explains "Cons TV" Title Change, "I Started Recording Again" .

Rakim Recruited For Dr. Dre's "Detox" Album, "I Did Something On One Of The Tracks" [Video]

October 31, 2009 12:00 PM

Rap pioneer Rakim recently spoke on being chosen by Dr. Dre for an untitled Detox track and updated fans on their studio relationship upon his departure from Aftermath.

Continue reading Rakim Recruited For Dr. Dre's "Detox" Album, "I Did Something On One Of The Tracks" [Video].

Lil Wayne & Baby Sued Over "Like Father, Like Son" Recordings

October 31, 2009 10:00 AM

Cash Money Records' Lil Wayne and Baby have reportedly been sued over copyright issues related to their 2006 joint album, Like Father, Like Son, over the usage of unauthorized tracks.

Continue reading Lil Wayne & Baby Sued Over "Like Father, Like Son" Recordings.

UPDATE: Jay-Z Responds To Beanie Sigel's Claims, "He Has A Lot To Complain About" [Video]

October 31, 2009 9:00 AM

Jay-Z has answered back to Beanie Sigel's recent claims of not supporting his Roc-A-Fella team to the fullest during their time at Def Jam and said the rapper was given multiple opportunities to succeed.

Continue reading UPDATE: Jay-Z Responds To Beanie Sigel's Claims, "He Has A Lot To Complain About" [Video].

Lil Wayne Breaks Down "Rebirth's" Sound, "I Play Guitar On 80% Of The Songs"

October 30, 2009 5:42 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has offered more details on his upcoming Rebirth album and said fans could still expect to hear a heavy rock influence on a majority of the records.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Breaks Down "Rebirth's" Sound, "I Play Guitar On 80% Of The Songs".

Soulja Boy On Working W/ Kanye West, "I Got Some Sh*t Coming W/ Him, Me & Drake"

October 30, 2009 5:35 PM

Teen rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em recently discussed his working relationship with Kanye West and said the Grammy-winning producer has been a fan since his 2008 dispute with Ice-T.

Continue reading Soulja Boy On Working W/ Kanye West, "I Got Some Sh*t Coming W/ Him, Me & Drake".

Memphis Bleek Responds To Beanie Sigel's Diss, "I Just Seen Son At Powerhouse, Wasn't Nothing & Now It's Something"

October 30, 2009 5:20 PM

Memphis Bleek has responded to Beanie Sigel's "Not Your Average Cat" name drop and questioned why his former Roc-A-Fella labelmate would go after Jay-Z.

Continue reading Memphis Bleek Responds To Beanie Sigel's Diss, "I Just Seen Son At Powerhouse, Wasn't Nothing & Now It's Something".

Baby Fires More Jay-Z Taunts, "I Don't Think The People Feel Him Like That" [Video]

October 30, 2009 3:40 PM

After recently questioning Jay-Z as the number one "hot" artist in rap according to MTV's standards, Baby has continued to explain why his Cash Money Records' roster outshines Hov.

Continue reading Baby Fires More Jay-Z Taunts, "I Don't Think The People Feel Him Like That" [Video].

Shyne's Father Speaks On His Return, "It Will Take Some Time For Him To Recover"

October 30, 2009 3:05 PM

Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow's father, Prime Minster Dean Barrow, has spoken on his son's deportation to Belize and shared his initial reaction to seeing him after nearly nine years behind bars.

Continue reading Shyne's Father Speaks On His Return, "It Will Take Some Time For Him To Recover" .

50 Cent Misses Game & Young Buck, Rick Ross Clowns Lloyd Banks & Beanie Sigel Unmasks Jay-Z

October 30, 2009 12:00 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, we're rewindin' time a week to understand why 50 Cent can't win without Young Buck and Game, see Rick Ross going off on Lloyd Banks, watch Beanie Sigel "Run" Jay-Z outta his hometown, analyze Joe Budden's depression and oh SOHH much more.

Continue reading 50 Cent Misses Game & Young Buck, Rick Ross Clowns Lloyd Banks & Beanie Sigel Unmasks Jay-Z.

Fabolous, Just Blaze, Lil Cease & More React To Beanie Sigel's Jay-Z Diss

October 30, 2009 11:55 AM

Fabolous, Just Blaze, Lil Cease and more have shared their mixed reactions to Beanie Sigel's unexpected "Average Cat" diss record which is directed at Jay-Z.

Continue reading Fabolous, Just Blaze, Lil Cease & More React To Beanie Sigel's Jay-Z Diss.

Drake Prepared For Lil Wayne's Jail Bid, "I'll Just Do What I Can To Keep The Whole Team Going"

October 30, 2009 11:30 AM

Young Money's Drake has shared his reaction to Lil Wayne's speculated one-year jail sentence and said he is willing to lead the Young Money/Cash Money camp until the rapper returns home.

Continue reading Drake Prepared For Lil Wayne's Jail Bid, "I'll Just Do What I Can To Keep The Whole Team Going".

Jay-Z Talks World Series Performance, "I Never Been That Close To The Field" [Video]

October 30, 2009 11:05 AM

Jay-Z has addressed his "Empire State of Mind" performance with Alicia Keys at last night's World Series game with and gave his prediction for the outcome of the match-up between the  New York Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies.

Continue reading Jay-Z Talks World Series Performance, "I Never Been That Close To The Field" [Video].

Rakim Reacts To Shyne's Release, "The World Wanna Hear What He's Got To Say" [Video]

October 30, 2009 10:25 AM

With Shyne finally being released from prison and deported to Belize this week, SOHH sat down with rap pioneer Rakim to find out what tips he could offer the rapper.

Continue reading Rakim Reacts To Shyne's Release, "The World Wanna Hear What He's Got To Say" [Video].

50 Cent Spends $20K Weekly For Security, "My Home Is Surrounded By Cameras"

October 30, 2009 10:15 AM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently spoke on the emphasis he places on security and said he invests $20,000 a week to protect himself.

Continue reading 50 Cent Spends $20K Weekly For Security, "My Home Is Surrounded By Cameras".

Beanie Sigel Drops Emotional Jay-Z Diss Song, "How It Feel To Get Exposed?" [Audio]

October 30, 2009 10:05 AM

Former Roc-A-Fella member Beanie Sigel has released a Jay-Z diss song called "I'm Not Your Average Cat" and explained that his issues with the rap mogul stem from The Blueprint 3.

Continue reading Beanie Sigel Drops Emotional Jay-Z Diss Song, "How It Feel To Get Exposed?" [Audio].

Rick Ross & Baby Collabo LP In The Can, "[We] Finished The Album Already"

October 29, 2009 6:15 PM

Baby and Rick Ross' rumored joint collaboration album has been finished according to the Cash Money Records' co-founder.

Continue reading Rick Ross & Baby Collabo LP In The Can, "[We] Finished The Album Already".

Warren G Talks Tour W/ Travis Barker & Raekwon, "That's Gonna Be Fun" [Video]

October 29, 2009 6:15 PM

As Warren G hit the road for his nationwide promotional tour in support of The G-Files, SOHH hit up the rap veteran to see why rocker Travis Barker and Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon are also billed for select dates.

Continue reading Warren G Talks Tour W/ Travis Barker & Raekwon, "That's Gonna Be Fun" [Video].

Timbaland To "Shock" Game & Snoop Dogg, Album Gets New Release Date

October 29, 2009 6:05 PM

Timbaland will no longer go head-to-head against 50 Cent and Birdman as his new album Shock Value 2 has reportedly been pushed back to December.

Continue reading Timbaland To "Shock" Game & Snoop Dogg, Album Gets New Release Date.

Wale Secures Gucci Mane, Bun B & Neptunes For "Attention Deficit", Tracklisting Released

October 29, 2009 5:20 PM

The tracklisting for Wale's upcoming debut album, Attention Deficit, has landed online and shows guest appearances by Bun B, Gucci Mane, The Neptunes and more.

Continue reading Wale Secures Gucci Mane, Bun B & Neptunes For "Attention Deficit", Tracklisting Released.

Juvenile On Hot Boys Reunion, Says "We're Going To Be Making A Lot Of Songs Together"

October 29, 2009 4:15 PM

Former Cash Money Records frontman Juvenile has said fans can expect Hot Boys songs even if the highly-anticipated reunion album falls through.

Continue reading Juvenile On Hot Boys Reunion, Says "We're Going To Be Making A Lot Of Songs Together".

Consequence Says "Cons TV" Still On Deck, "I Got A Second Chance To Make A First Impression"

October 29, 2009 2:05 PM

G.O.O.D. Music's Consequence has given an update to fans awaiting his upcoming album, Cons TV, and said the project is still on deck despite multiple delays.

Continue reading Consequence Says "Cons TV" Still On Deck, "I Got A Second Chance To Make A First Impression".

Maino Confident In Selling Ability, "My Single Is Platinum, Numbers Don't Lie"

October 29, 2009 1:50 PM

New York rapper Maino recently discussed remaining relevant in the rap game and announced plans to begin working on an untitled sophomore album.

Continue reading Maino Confident In Selling Ability, "My Single Is Platinum, Numbers Don't Lie".

J. Cole Talks Pressure To Succeed On Roc Nation , "Jay-Z's Shadow Is So Big"

October 29, 2009 1:20 PM

Rap newcomer J. Cole recently discussed his recent signing to Jay-Z's Roc Nation label and admitted he feels pressure to generate his own success.

Continue reading J. Cole Talks Pressure To Succeed On Roc Nation , "Jay-Z's Shadow Is So Big".

UPDATE: Shyne Makes Safe Arrival In Belize, Welcomed Home By Family

October 29, 2009 11:25 AM

Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow was safely deported from the United States yesterday (October 28) and arrived in his country of origin, Belize, greeted by his father, Belize Prime Minster Dean Barrow.

Continue reading UPDATE: Shyne Makes Safe Arrival In Belize, Welcomed Home By Family.

Jay-Z & Robin Thicke's "Me I Play" Collabo Uncovered

October 29, 2009 11:10 AM

A clip of Jay-Z and Robin Thicke's new collaboration "Meiple (Me I Play)" from Thicke's upcoming Sex Therapy album has landed online.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Robin Thicke's "Me I Play" Collabo Uncovered.

Lil Wayne's Young Money Album Title Revealed, Details Spill Online

October 29, 2009 11:00 AM

Details on Lil Wayne's upcoming Young Money compilation album have landed online and suggests the group project will be available as a CD and DVD combination.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's Young Money Album Title Revealed, Details Spill Online.

Ludacris Gives T.I. Update, "Tip Says Tell Lil Wayne & Lil Boosie He Hates [Their] Situations"

October 29, 2009 9:55 AM

Ludacris has revealed a conversation he had with incarcerated rapper T.I. and shared the Grand Hustle leader's displeasure in learning about Lil Wayne and Lil Boosie's current legal woes.

Continue reading Ludacris Gives T.I. Update, "Tip Says Tell Lil Wayne & Lil Boosie He Hates [Their] Situations".

50 Cent's "BISD Leaks Online, More Young Buck & Game Disses Revealed

October 29, 2009 9:00 AM

50 Cent's highly-anticipated Before I Self Destruct album has leaked online and shows the rapper continuing his verbal jabs toward former G-Unit members Young Buck and The Game.

Continue reading 50 Cent's "BISD Leaks Online, More Young Buck & Game Disses Revealed.

Joe Budden Airs Out Tahiry Break-Up, "I Was Ready To Marry My Significant Other" [Video]

October 28, 2009 6:45 PM

Joe Budden recently discussed the details surrounding his break-up with Tahiry and said he was thankful he did not follow through and marry the one-time King Magazine covergirl.

Continue reading Joe Budden Airs Out Tahiry Break-Up, "I Was Ready To Marry My Significant Other" [Video].

Michael Jackson "This Is It" Soundtrack On Track For 300K First-Week Debut

October 28, 2009 5:45 PM

The late Michael Jackson's This Is It soundtrack will reportedly dominate sales charts next week with nearly 300,000 projected copies in its first seven days.

Continue reading Michael Jackson "This Is It" Soundtrack On Track For 300K First-Week Debut.

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys To Censor "Empire State Of Mind" For World Series Performance

October 28, 2009 5:30 PM

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' "Empire State of Mind" World Series performance will reportedly feature PG-friendly lyrics and take place tomorrow (October 29) evening from New York.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Alicia Keys To Censor "Empire State Of Mind" For World Series Performance.

Suspect In T.I. Shooting Case Pleads Guilty, Admits To Taking Part In Fatal Shoot-Out

October 28, 2009 4:31 PM

Today, the man responsible for helping in the 2006 murder of T.I.'s friend and assistant Philant Johnson has confessed his role in the fatal shoot-out.

Continue reading Suspect In T.I. Shooting Case Pleads Guilty, Admits To Taking Part In Fatal Shoot-Out.

Triple C's On Working W/ The Game & Mack 10, "These Are Moves A Boss Is Supposed To Make" [Video]

October 28, 2009 4:30 PM

With this week's release of Rick Ross and Triple C's new album, Custom Cars & Cycles, SOHH sat down with the four-member team to discuss why they decided to shine light on the West Coast with features by The Game, Mack 10 and Warren G.

Continue reading Triple C's On Working W/ The Game & Mack 10, "These Are Moves A Boss Is Supposed To Make" [Video].

Lil Wayne Is Going In, He's Going In...

October 28, 2009 4:00 PM

For Caption Diss, the good folks at SOHH are once again giving you all, the readers, a chance to come up with the final word. The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets the SOHH Caption Diss respect for a full week. Game time!

Continue reading Lil Wayne Is Going In, He's Going In....

Crooked I To Benzino, "If You Disrespect Slaughterhouse, Then You Are Disrespecting Me"

October 28, 2009 3:45 PM

Slaughterhouse's Crooked I recently addressed Benzino calling out certain members in his rap group and pledged his loyalty toward Royce Da 5'9, Joe Budden and Joell Ortiz.

Continue reading Crooked I To Benzino, "If You Disrespect Slaughterhouse, Then You Are Disrespecting Me".

Jay-Z Runs The Pack At No. 4, Black Eyed Peas Stay In Top 10 & Royce Da 5'9 Debuts On The Charts

October 28, 2009 2:30 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Jay-Z continues to run the pack at No. 4, The Black Eyed Peas remain hot at No. 6 plus new releases from Royce Da 5'9, Joss Stone and Melanie Fiona debut on the charts.

Continue reading Jay-Z Runs The Pack At No. 4, Black Eyed Peas Stay In Top 10 & Royce Da 5'9 Debuts On The Charts.

Hip-Hop Designer Marc Ecko Forced To Sell Brand To Pay Off Creditors

October 28, 2009 2:20 PM

Hip-Hop clothing designer Marc Ecko's financial issues have officially caught up with him with new reports confirming that he has been forced to give up his clothing trademark.

Continue reading Hip-Hop Designer Marc Ecko Forced To Sell Brand To Pay Off Creditors.

Chris Brown Returns To The Stage, "Despite My Past, I Appreciate All Of Y'all" [Video]

October 28, 2009 12:30 PM

R&B singer Chris Brown made his return to the stage last night (October 27) at New York radio station Power 105.1's annual Powerhouse show which also included performances by Fabolous and Keri Hilson.

Continue reading Chris Brown Returns To The Stage, "Despite My Past, I Appreciate All Of Y'all" [Video].

Russell Simmons Reacts To Michael Jackson's "This Is It" Film, "I Was Really Inspired"

October 28, 2009 11:50 AM

Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons has shared his reaction to today's release of the late Michael Jackson's This Is It film and said the movie "inspired" him.

Continue reading Russell Simmons Reacts To Michael Jackson's "This Is It" Film, "I Was Really Inspired".

Mike Epps Recruits Snoop Dogg & Flo Rida For "Funny" Album, "If Those Guys Are On A Song, It Gotta Be Good" [Video]

October 28, 2009 11:25 AM

Making a move from the stage to the studio, comedian Mike Epps sat down with SOHH to discuss how he was able to snag artists like Snoop Dogg and Flo Rida for his new album, Funny Bidness.

Continue reading Mike Epps Recruits Snoop Dogg & Flo Rida For "Funny" Album, "If Those Guys Are On A Song, It Gotta Be Good" [Video].

50 Cent Says Kanye West Swagger Jacks Mase, "Not From A Harlem Perspective, The Rap Style" [Video]

October 28, 2009 10:10 AM

50 Cent has shared his reaction to learning that Diddy reportedly released Mase from contractual obligations and has claimed Kanye West copied the Bad Boy protege's rapping style.

Continue reading 50 Cent Says Kanye West Swagger Jacks Mase, "Not From A Harlem Perspective, The Rap Style" [Video].

Rick Ross Continues G-Unit Taunts, "Lloyd Banks Signed W/ Amalgam Digital" [Video]

October 28, 2009 10:05 AM

Rick Ross has continued to taunt G-Unit by claiming that Lloyd Banks signed a record deal with digital record label Amalgam Digital and questioning Tony Yayo's luxury lifestyle.

Continue reading Rick Ross Continues G-Unit Taunts, "Lloyd Banks Signed W/ Amalgam Digital" [Video].

Drake, T.I. & Jay-Z Take-Over BET Hip-Hop Awards 2009

October 27, 2009 11:22 PM

The 2009 BET Hip-Hop Awards aired tonight (October 27) and showed rap stars Jay-Z, T.I. and Drake running the show with the most wins including "Track of the Year" and "MVP of the Year."

Continue reading Drake, T.I. & Jay-Z Take-Over BET Hip-Hop Awards 2009.

Jay-Z's World Series Performance In Question, Rapper Scheduled For 2 Events On Same Day

October 27, 2009 9:31 PM

After initial speculation and a confirmation by Jay-Z regarding an "Empire State of Mind" performance at tomorrow's World Series Game 1, new reports claim the rapper's set may be called off.

Continue reading Jay-Z's World Series Performance In Question, Rapper Scheduled For 2 Events On Same Day.

Eminem On "DJ Hero: Renegade Edition", "I'm Going To Be Better At This Game Than Jazzy Jeff" [Video]

October 27, 2009 5:10 PM

Eminem has offered some new facts on his DJ Hero: Renegade Edition deejay-based video game and confirmed the set will feature unreleased tracks from himself and Jay-Z.

Continue reading Eminem On "DJ Hero: Renegade Edition", "I'm Going To Be Better At This Game Than Jazzy Jeff" [Video].

The Game Confirms Rap Alias Change, Talks "R.E.D." Album [Video]

October 27, 2009 3:20 PM

The Game has confirmed recent reports which suggest he has dropped "The" from his name and promised his upcoming R.E.D. Album would outshine previous releases.

Continue reading The Game Confirms Rap Alias Change, Talks "R.E.D." Album [Video].

Fabolous' Boston Performance Ends Early, "They Just Turned [Fab's] Mic Off"

October 27, 2009 3:10 PM

Last night, Fabolous had his performance at Boston's annual Jam'N 94.5 Monster Jam concert unexpectedly shut-down early which prompted the New York rapper to inform the public via Twitter.

Continue reading Fabolous' Boston Performance Ends Early, "They Just Turned [Fab's] Mic Off".

Shyne To Be Deported To Belize Tomorrow, Reports Say

October 27, 2009 1:15 PM

Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow will reportedly be deported to his country of origin, Belize, no later than tomorrow (October 28)

Continue reading Shyne To Be Deported To Belize Tomorrow, Reports Say.

Rihanna's "Rated R" Album Cover Premieres Online

October 27, 2009 1:05 PM

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna's official Rated R album cover has debuted online and features her posing alone with a signature 'R' in the background.

Continue reading Rihanna's "Rated R" Album Cover Premieres Online.

Cormega Clarifies "Spoiled Rich Kids" Remark, "I Never Dissed Drake"

October 27, 2009 12:25 PM

New York rapper Cormega has clarified remarks he made on Lil Wayne protege Drake about his rap buzz and said he never meant to call the Young Money artist out.

Continue reading Cormega Clarifies "Spoiled Rich Kids" Remark, "I Never Dissed Drake".

Drake Talks "Thank Me Later" Lyricism, "I Want To Keep The Album As Genuine & Honest As 'Fear' Is"

October 27, 2009 11:25 AM

Young Money's Drake recently revealed more details surrounding his forthcoming Thank Me Later debut album and said he nearly saved his latest track, "Fear," for the solo project.

Continue reading Drake Talks "Thank Me Later" Lyricism, "I Want To Keep The Album As Genuine & Honest As 'Fear' Is".

The Game Blasts G-Unit At Rick Ross Show, "F*ck 50 Cent!" [Video]

October 27, 2009 11:00 AM

The Game recently vouched for Rick Ross at a California concert by abruptly stopping his performance to call out his former rap group G-Unit and its leader, 50 Cent.

Continue reading The Game Blasts G-Unit At Rick Ross Show, "F*ck 50 Cent!" [Video].

UPDATE: Jay-Z Confirms World Series Performance, "Once In A Lifetime Experience" [Video]

October 27, 2009 10:25 AM

Jay-Z has confirmed reports that he and Alicia Keys have been chosen to perform "Empire State of Mind" at Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series tomorrow (October 28) in New York.

Continue reading UPDATE: Jay-Z Confirms World Series Performance, "Once In A Lifetime Experience" [Video].

B.o.B. Offers Words Of Advice To Charles Hamilton, "Positivity Can Override Anything, Even The Worse Sh*t"

October 27, 2009 10:15 AM

After reports that Charles Hamilton was dropped from Interscope Records last month hit the Internet, Hamilton associate B.o.B. has offered the New York emcee some career tips.

Continue reading B.o.B. Offers Words Of Advice To Charles Hamilton, "Positivity Can Override Anything, Even The Worse Sh*t".

Jadakiss Says Diddy Offered The Lox A "One Album Deal"

October 27, 2009 10:05 AM

D-Block's Jadakiss has revealed how close the Lox are to inking a record deal with Diddy  and said the rap mogul has already placed a one-album offer on the table.

Continue reading Jadakiss Says Diddy Offered The Lox A "One Album Deal".

"This Is It" Producers Dismiss Michael Jackson Body Double Rumors

October 27, 2009 3:25 AM

Sony Pictures has reportedly released a statement regarding allegations of the late Michael Jackson's This Is It film featuring a body double for the singer.

Continue reading "This Is It" Producers Dismiss Michael Jackson Body Double Rumors.

Akon Concert Ends In Violence, 18 People Injured [Video]

October 26, 2009 10:35 PM

An Akon concert ended in violence tonight (October 26) from Australia as a brawl took place which resulted in a reported 18 people getting injured.

Continue reading Akon Concert Ends In Violence, 18 People Injured [Video].

50 Cent Disses Young Buck & The Game On "BISD" Track, "One's A F*cking Junkie & One's A F*cking Queer" [Audio]

October 26, 2009 6:06 PM

A new snippet track off of 50 Cent's upcoming Before I Self Destruct album called "Strong Enough" has landed online after rumored speculation over the summer and features the G-Unit leader tossing a jab at former members Young Buck and The Game.

Continue reading 50 Cent Disses Young Buck & The Game On "BISD" Track, "One's A F*cking Junkie & One's A F*cking Queer" [Audio].

Kid Cudi Deads Kanye West "Crazy" Reports, "Rehab For What? Being Awesome?"

October 26, 2009 5:50 PM

G.O.O.D. Music's Kid Cudi has addressed recent rumors of Kanye West going to rehab or seeking refuge in India in the aftermath of his MTV Video Music Awards 2009 incident.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Deads Kanye West "Crazy" Reports, "Rehab For What? Being Awesome?".

DMX To Forego Training For Upcoming Boxing Match, "I'm Just Gonna Walk In As It Is" [Audio]

October 26, 2009 5:15 PM

DMX has confirmed recent reports that he will be heading to the ring this holiday season to participate in the upcoming Alabama Pride martial arts match-up against fighter Eric Martinez.

Continue reading DMX To Forego Training For Upcoming Boxing Match, "I'm Just Gonna Walk In As It Is" [Audio].

Freeway Ricky Ross On 50 Cent, "The Morning I Got Out, He Called Me & Expressed His Support"

October 26, 2009 4:55 PM

Former drug kingpin Ricky "Freeway" Ross recently spoke on the support he has received from the hip-hop community upon the completion of a 14-year prison sentence.

Continue reading Freeway Ricky Ross On 50 Cent, "The Morning I Got Out, He Called Me & Expressed His Support".

The Game On Rick Ross & Triple C's, "We Just Keep It 100 All The Way Around" [Video]

October 26, 2009 2:30 PM

The Game recently described his business ties with Rick Ross' Triple C's crew and explained why he decided to link with the four-member squad for their new music video, "Gangster Sh*t."

Continue reading The Game On Rick Ross & Triple C's, "We Just Keep It 100 All The Way Around" [Video].

Diddy Opens Up About Cheating On Women, "I Probably Get Scared & Become A Little Self-Destructive"

October 26, 2009 1:10 PM

Diddy recently discussed his personal life and explained why his relationships with women have, in some cases, led to his inability to stay loyal to their trust.

Continue reading Diddy Opens Up About Cheating On Women, "I Probably Get Scared & Become A Little Self-Destructive".

Wale Breaks Down Roc Nation Deal, "Myself, J. Cole & Melanie Fiona Are Carrying The Flag" [Audio]

October 26, 2009 12:55 PM

Rap newcomer Wale recently clarified his role in Jay-Z's Roc Nation and described how being under the rap mogul's wing offers a "family" setting.

Continue reading Wale Breaks Down Roc Nation Deal, "Myself, J. Cole & Melanie Fiona Are Carrying The Flag" [Audio].

50 Cent's "Before I Self Destruct" Track Listing Lands Online

October 26, 2009 12:40 PM

The track listing for 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct album has landed online and shows the rapper's long-awaited fourth solo project featuring a total 16 tracks.

Continue reading 50 Cent's "Before I Self Destruct" Track Listing Lands Online.

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys To Perform "Empire State Of Mind" At World Series

October 26, 2009 12:00 PM

Jay-Z and Alicia Keys have reportedly been chosen to perform their joint record "Empire State of Mind" during Game 1 of the Major League Baseball World Series this week in New York.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Alicia Keys To Perform "Empire State Of Mind" At World Series.

Former Bad Boy Writer Talks Shyne Relationship, "He Had Become A Younger Brother To Me" [Video]

October 26, 2009 11:00 AM

Former Bad Boy rapper Mark Curry recently described his relationship with Shyne, who is reportedly being deported to Belize, and said the rapper wants no business ties with Diddy.

Continue reading Former Bad Boy Writer Talks Shyne Relationship, "He Had Become A Younger Brother To Me" [Video].

Saigon On NY Rap Newcomers, "We Got To Get Our Records Played Against Jay-Z, Nas & Busta Rhymes"

October 26, 2009 11:00 AM

New York rapper Saigon recently spoke on the difficulty rappers from the Big Apple face and explained why 50 Cent was the last successful artist to come from his hometown.

Continue reading Saigon On NY Rap Newcomers, "We Got To Get Our Records Played Against Jay-Z, Nas & Busta Rhymes".

Rick Ross Says Rihanna Will Out-Sell 50 Cent, "You Can't Even Say Her Name Next To Woodface" [Video]

October 26, 2009 10:35 AM

With Timbaland, Lady Gaga, Birdman and more releasing albums on the same day, SOHH asked Rick Ross how he felt about his Def Jam labelmate Rihanna going head-to-head against 50 Cent.

Continue reading Rick Ross Says Rihanna Will Out-Sell 50 Cent, "You Can't Even Say Her Name Next To Woodface" [Video].

Kanye West Co-Signs Cam'ron-Clipse Collabo, "This Is My Favorite Sh*t!!!"

October 26, 2009 10:05 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has displayed his admiration for Cam'ron and The Clipse's new collaboration record called "Popular Demand (Popeyes)" by calling it one of his "favorites" of 2009.

Continue reading Kanye West Co-Signs Cam'ron-Clipse Collabo, "This Is My Favorite Sh*t!!!".

Master P Discusses "No Excuses" Special Premiere, "This Is Gonna Be Life-Changing" [Audio]

October 26, 2009 3:20 AM

In light of tonight's premiere of  Master P's "No Excuses", SOHH hit up the No Limit soldier to get the inside scoop on the television special in which he convinces an ex-gang member to change his lifestyle.

Continue reading Master P Discusses "No Excuses" Special Premiere, "This Is Gonna Be Life-Changing" [Audio].

"ATL" Director Talks Possible Sequel W/ T.I., "If The Fans Wanted It Enough"

October 25, 2009 11:00 AM

Film director Chris Robinson has addressed recent rumors surrounding a possible sequel to T.I.'s 2006 film, ATL, and what the storyline would likely be if it went into production.

Continue reading "ATL" Director Talks Possible Sequel W/ T.I., "If The Fans Wanted It Enough".

Triple C's Gunplay On Rick Ross-Corrections Officer Controversy, "That's Just Media Hoopla"

October 25, 2009 10:00 AM

Triple C's Gunplay recently discussed the public's outlook on his label boss Rick Ross being considered a liar due to past law enforcement involvement and said the media has played a role in exaggerating the truth.

Continue reading Triple C's Gunplay On Rick Ross-Corrections Officer Controversy, "That's Just Media Hoopla".

Dr. Dre Name Drops Controversial Radio Host, "F*ck Rush Limbaugh" [Video]

October 25, 2009 9:00 AM

Dr. Dre has become one of the latest hip-hop artists to call out controversial radio personality Rush Limbaugh during an on-street interview over the weekend.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Name Drops Controversial Radio Host, "F*ck Rush Limbaugh" [Video].

Keith Murray Vouches For Erick Sermon's "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" Rant, "Somebody F*cked Up Bad"

October 25, 2009 8:00 AM

After Erick Sermon's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors rant earlier this month about not being recognized by the network, SOHH reached out to Keith Murray about his reaction to his Def Squad associate's choice words toward the network.

Continue reading Keith Murray Vouches For Erick Sermon's "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" Rant, "Somebody F*cked Up Bad".

"Black Dynamite" Star Talks Blaxploitation, "These Movies Really Saved Hollywood"

October 24, 2009 9:00 PM

The star of spoof comedy film Black Dynamite, Michael Jai White, recently discussed his issues with the negative views on "blaxploitation" and why his movie is in a league of its own.

Continue reading "Black Dynamite" Star Talks Blaxploitation, "These Movies Really Saved Hollywood".

Beanie Sigel Stirs Jay-Z Controversy At Philly Show, "I Run This Town Tonight!" [Video]

October 24, 2009 11:00 AM

Beanie Sigel has stirred controversy surrounding a Jay-Z concert which took place Friday (October 23) where the rapper was accused of tossing subliminal jabs at his former Roc-A-Fella boss.

Continue reading Beanie Sigel Stirs Jay-Z Controversy At Philly Show, "I Run This Town Tonight!" [Video].

50 Cent Says Jay-Z Avoids Rap Beefs, "When Jadakiss Came For Him, He Put Beanie Sigel In Front" [Video]

October 24, 2009 10:00 AM

50 Cent recently discussed Jay-Z's lack of competition when confronted by past rap rivals like Jadakiss and Cam'ron and pointed out how the rap mogul used his Roc-A-Fella artists to handle disputes.

Continue reading 50 Cent Says Jay-Z Avoids Rap Beefs, "When Jadakiss Came For Him, He Put Beanie Sigel In Front" [Video].

Memphis Bleek Not Ready To Roc, Pushes "The Process" Back [Audio]

October 24, 2009 9:00 AM

Former Rock-A-Fella rapper Memphis Bleek recently spoke on the status of his upcoming album, The Process, and said the project should be expected to land in stores no later than early next year.

Continue reading Memphis Bleek Not Ready To Roc, Pushes "The Process" Back [Audio].

Rick Ross On Bloggers, "If Them Motherf*ckers Went Online & Didn't Type Something, Then I'ma Get P*ssed Off" [Video]

October 24, 2009 8:00 AM

Rick Ross recently addressed how he handles negative attention courtesy of online bloggers and said the "hate" spread his way is just a sign of their frustration.

Continue reading Rick Ross On Bloggers, "If Them Motherf*ckers Went Online & Didn't Type Something, Then I'ma Get P*ssed Off" [Video].

Baby Ethers Jay-Z, Shyne & Lil Wayne Change Clothes, Amber Rose Saves Kanye West's Life

October 23, 2009 9:00 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, we're takin' that a** back a week to peep how Baby ethered Jay-Z, learn why Shyne and Lil Wayne are trading places, watch Amber Rose save Kanye West's life, see why it's a wrap for 50 Cent and SOHH much more.

Continue reading Baby Ethers Jay-Z, Shyne & Lil Wayne Change Clothes, Amber Rose Saves Kanye West's Life.

UPDATE: Cash Money Records Issue Statement On Lil Wayne, "He Has Our Love & Commitment"

October 23, 2009 6:30 PM

Cash Money Records founders Bryan "Baby" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams have released a statement on Lil Wayne pleading guilty to felony gun possession and promised to continue supporting the rapper.

Continue reading UPDATE: Cash Money Records Issue Statement On Lil Wayne, "He Has Our Love & Commitment".

"Black Dynamite" Explodes At NYC Premiere, "No One Has Done A Film On Blaxploitation"

October 23, 2009 5:50 PM

During the New York City premiere of the comedy Black Dynamite, which stars Michael Jai White and Tommy Davidson the film's director spoke on the motivation behind the film.

Continue reading "Black Dynamite" Explodes At NYC Premiere, "No One Has Done A Film On Blaxploitation".

Kanye West To Avoid Jail Time, Judge Offers Rapper Community Service Option

October 23, 2009 5:30 PM

Kanye West and his associate, Don Crowley, are reportedly being given an option to avoid jail time for their assault and vandalism charges from last year's LAX incident in exchange for community service.

Continue reading Kanye West To Avoid Jail Time, Judge Offers Rapper Community Service Option.

Jay-Z Ready To Talk "Sex" W/ Robin Thicke, "He's Jumping On One Of My Records"

October 23, 2009 5:24 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z has reportedly decided to link with R&B singer Robin Thicke for a track on the performer's upcoming album, Sex Therapy.

Continue reading Jay-Z Ready To Talk "Sex" W/ Robin Thicke, "He's Jumping On One Of My Records".

Lil Jon On Re-Sparking Crunk Movement W/ "Rock" LP, "It's Probably One Of My Best Albums To Date"

October 23, 2009 5:20 PM

Southern producer Lil Jon has updated fans on his long-delayed Crunk Rock album and promised the project is roughly 80 percent complete.

Continue reading Lil Jon On Re-Sparking Crunk Movement W/ "Rock" LP, "It's Probably One Of My Best Albums To Date".

OJ Da Juiceman Responds To Being Booed At NYC Show, "If You Ain't A Hundred, Then F*ck You Cuz"

October 23, 2009 4:05 PM

Southern rapper OJ Da Juiceman opened up about being booed off a New York City stage earlier this week and said he had never been forced to prematurely end a performance in the past.

Continue reading OJ Da Juiceman Responds To Being Booed At NYC Show, "If You Ain't A Hundred, Then F*ck You Cuz".

David Banner Targets Young Artists W/ "Death of a Pop Star" Album

October 23, 2009 3:40 PM

Southern rapper David Banner has announced plans to follow in the footsteps of rappers like Drake and Yung Joc by releasing his upcoming album Death Of A Pop Star for free.

Continue reading David Banner Targets Young Artists W/ "Death of a Pop Star" Album.

Saigon Regrets Joe Budden Beef, "I'm Embarrassed I Let This Guy Take Me Out Of My Zone" [Video]

October 23, 2009 1:55 PM

New York rapper Saigon recently discussed his beef with Joe Budden and said his prior issues with the emcee would not stop him from collaborating with artists like Budden rival Ransom.

Continue reading Saigon Regrets Joe Budden Beef, "I'm Embarrassed I Let This Guy Take Me Out Of My Zone" [Video].

Rik Cordero Discusses Cam'ron & Clipse "Popeyes" Music Vid, "It Was Frustrating But We Got It Done" [Video]

October 23, 2009 12:50 PM

Music video director Rik Cordero has announced the completion of Cam'ron and The Clipse's "Popular Demand (Popeyes)" music video and weighed in on his overall feel toward the project.

Continue reading Rik Cordero Discusses Cam'ron & Clipse "Popeyes" Music Vid, "It Was Frustrating But We Got It Done" [Video].

Rap Lawyer Speaks On Lil Wayne's Gun Case, "You Should Not Have A Gun In New York"

October 23, 2009 12:30 PM

New York attorney Scott Leemon, who has represented Jim Jones and 50 Cent in the past, has addressed Lil Wayne's guilty plea to felony gun possession and detailed why the rapper's year behind bars may have been the best choice.

Continue reading Rap Lawyer Speaks On Lil Wayne's Gun Case, "You Should Not Have A Gun In New York".

Lloyd On Joining Forces W/ Lil Wayne's Young Money, "That's The Question On Everyone's Mind" [Video]

October 23, 2009 11:20 AM

Former Murder Inc. singer Lloyd has addressed the rumors of him being next in line to sign with Lil Wayne's record label in light of R&B singer Omarion's recent departure from Young Money.

Continue reading Lloyd On Joining Forces W/ Lil Wayne's Young Money, "That's The Question On Everyone's Mind" [Video].

Juvenile On Cash Money New Comers, "Bow Wow Was Always A Favorite Of Baby's" [Video]

October 23, 2009 11:10 AM

With Cash Money Records' recent signing of Bow Wow and popularity of the company's UK artist Jay Sean, SOHH spoke with Juvenile to see if he felt the newcomers could carry on the legacy he helped build.

Continue reading Juvenile On Cash Money New Comers, "Bow Wow Was Always A Favorite Of Baby's" [Video].

The Game Reportedly Changes His Rap Alias, Preps First Single W/ Gucci Mane

October 23, 2009 10:20 AM

The Game has reportedly dropped "The" from his name and is preparing to release a new single from his R.E.D. Album in the coming weeks.

Continue reading The Game Reportedly Changes His Rap Alias, Preps First Single W/ Gucci Mane.

50 Cent Clowns Rick Ross & Triple C's New LP, "With Classics Like 'Can I Handcuff You' This Is A Must-Buy"

October 23, 2009 10:15 AM

50 Cent has wasted no time in taunting Rick Ross and Triple C's upcoming Tuesday release, Custom Cars & Cycles by using his website to label the four member team as R&B group, Jodeci.

Continue reading 50 Cent Clowns Rick Ross & Triple C's New LP, "With Classics Like 'Can I Handcuff You' This Is A Must-Buy".

Spike Jonze Talks Kanye West's "Fairytale" Leak, "I Wasn't Ready To Put That Out!"

October 23, 2009 10:00 AM

Film director Spike Jonze has broken his silence on the recent leak of his Kanye West short film, We Were Once a Fairytale, and said the project landed online without his approval.

Continue reading Spike Jonze Talks Kanye West's "Fairytale" Leak, "I Wasn't Ready To Put That Out!".

Jim Jones, Rick Ross & Juelz Santana React To Lil Wayne's Guilty Plea, "That's Some Bullsh*t!!!!"

October 22, 2009 6:05 PM

Rick Ross, Jim Jones and Juelz Santana have been the first to share their reactions to Lil Wayne's guilty plea and offered their views on his prospected one-year jail sentence.

Continue reading Jim Jones, Rick Ross & Juelz Santana React To Lil Wayne's Guilty Plea, "That's Some Bullsh*t!!!!".

Mike Epps Says "Janky Promoters" Is Not Hitting Theaters, "That Movie Got Dumped" [Video]

October 22, 2009 6:00 PM

SOHH spoke to Mike Epps about why, Janky Promoters, the comedy which was supposed to be Young Jeezy's film debut has been scrapped.

Continue reading Mike Epps Says "Janky Promoters" Is Not Hitting Theaters, "That Movie Got Dumped" [Video].

50 Cent Granted Fabolous A Tweet Pass, "He Kind Of Felt A Little Backlash On It"

October 22, 2009 4:00 PM

50 Cent has touched on Fabolous publicly questioning the motivation behind his This Is 50 Festival earlier this month and said the rapper reached out to him personally.

Continue reading 50 Cent Granted Fabolous A Tweet Pass, "He Kind Of Felt A Little Backlash On It".

Master P On Going To VH1 W/ New Show, "I Will Change The Game"

October 22, 2009 3:45 PM

Master P recently kicked back with SOHH to discuss his upcoming "No Excuses" television special and explain why he thinks the program will change VH1's traditional image.

Continue reading Master P On Going To VH1 W/ New Show, "I Will Change The Game".

The Clipse Talk Cam'ron Collabo, "We Both Have Two Really Strong Cult Followings"

October 22, 2009 1:40 PM

The Clipse recently talked about how they secured Cam'ron for a guest slot on their forthcoming 'Til The Casket Drops album.

Continue reading The Clipse Talk Cam'ron Collabo, "We Both Have Two Really Strong Cult Followings".

Diddy On "Last Train To Paris" LP, "The Most Vulnerable Album I've Ever Been Involved In"

October 22, 2009 1:30 PM

Diddy recently spoke on his upcoming Interscope Records debut, The Last Train To Paris, and explained that he placed emphasis on making the record more emotional than previous releases.

Continue reading Diddy On "Last Train To Paris" LP, "The Most Vulnerable Album I've Ever Been Involved In".

Baby Stands By Jay-Z-Lil Wayne Remarks, "I Think We Do The Most & Make The Most" [Video]

October 22, 2009 11:14 AM

After making headlines earlier this week for questioning Jay-Z's status as the number one "hot" artist in rap according to MTV's standards, Baby says he is standing by his controversial opinion.

Continue reading Baby Stands By Jay-Z-Lil Wayne Remarks, "I Think We Do The Most & Make The Most" [Video].

BREAKING: Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty In Gun Case, Expected To Serve 1 Year In Jail

October 22, 2009 11:00 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has pleaded guilty in to felony gun possession related to a 2007 arrest in New York.

Continue reading BREAKING: Lil Wayne Pleads Guilty In Gun Case, Expected To Serve 1 Year In Jail.

Trick Daddy Wants Trina Reunion, "[We] Bring You The Real Bonnie & Clyde"

October 22, 2009 10:50 AM

Southern rapper Trick Daddy has opened up about wanting to get back together with female rapper Trina for some collaborations and explained their impact as a duo.

Continue reading Trick Daddy Wants Trina Reunion, "[We] Bring You The Real Bonnie & Clyde".

Kia Shine On "Best I Ever Had" Controversy, "I Saw The Statement Drake Put Out" [Video]

October 22, 2009 10:40 AM

Though Drake still has not publicly acknowledged Kia Shine's involvement in his hit record "Best I've Ever Had" the  producer is standing by his claims and says the Young Money artist has likely been "misinformed" about his publishing credits.

Continue reading Kia Shine On "Best I Ever Had" Controversy, "I Saw The Statement Drake Put Out" [Video].

Rick Ross Throws Jabs At G-Unit, "I Pray My Career Don't Be Like Lloyd Banks'" [Video]

October 22, 2009 10:30 AM

Rick Ross recently took a few jabs at G-Unit in the aftermath of his publicized rap beef with 50 Cent and said he is still waiting for his foes to drop a number one album.

Continue reading Rick Ross Throws Jabs At G-Unit, "I Pray My Career Don't Be Like Lloyd Banks'" [Video].

MTV Writer Speaks On "Hot" List, "We're Not Trying To Diss Anybody" [Video]

October 22, 2009 10:20 AM

MTV writer Shaheem Reid recently spoke on the backlash he has received from the 2009 "Hottest In The Game" list and said the Top 10 emcees compilation was not meant to diss any artists who did not make the cut.

Continue reading MTV Writer Speaks On "Hot" List, "We're Not Trying To Diss Anybody" [Video].

Chris Brown Places New Focus On Career, "My Gift To The World Is Inspiring Kids"

October 21, 2009 6:08 PM

Chris Brown has given one of his first radio interviews since the publicized domestic dispute he had with Rihanna last February and announced plans to place more attention on having his music inspire people.

Continue reading Chris Brown Places New Focus On Career, "My Gift To The World Is Inspiring Kids".

Lil Wayne Gun Case Continues W/ DNA Dispute

October 21, 2009 5:35 PM

Lil Wayne's 2007 felony gun case is reportedly holding hearings to rule on whether or not DNA samples will be accepted in determining the rapper's innocence.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Gun Case Continues W/ DNA Dispute.

50 Cent Says Triple C's New Album Will Flop, "And Then Rick Ross Is Going To Follow That Failure"

October 21, 2009 4:48 PM

50 Cent has showed no signs of wanting to patch his issues with Rick Ross and has predicted the rapper's group, Triple C's, will fail to sell a substantial amount of albums next week when Custom Cars & Cycles drops.

Continue reading 50 Cent Says Triple C's New Album Will Flop, "And Then Rick Ross Is Going To Follow That Failure".

The Game Wins "Stop Snitchin, Stop Lyin" Lawsuit, Case Officially Dismissed

October 21, 2009 4:16 PM

Black Wall Street leader The Game has reportedly had a 2005 lawsuit filed against him by North Carolina police, who accused him of illegally filming his Stop Snitchin, Stop Lyin in a pubilc mall, dismissed.

Continue reading The Game Wins "Stop Snitchin, Stop Lyin" Lawsuit, Case Officially Dismissed.

Rick Ross Defends MTV's "Hot" List, "As Far As Jay-Z Being No. 1, I Totally Agree" [Video]

October 21, 2009 3:00 PM

With the controversy MTV has received over their 2009 "Hottest In The Game" list, SOHH spoke with Rick Ross, who made the Top 10, and found out why he co-signed Jay-Z at number one.

Continue reading Rick Ross Defends MTV's "Hot" List, "As Far As Jay-Z Being No. 1, I Totally Agree" [Video].

Jay-Z Leads The Pack, Black Eyed Peas Make Huge Leap to No. 6 Plus Snoop Dogg & Mario Debut On The Charts

October 21, 2009 2:20 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Jay-Z once again leads the pack at No. 1, The Black Eyed Peas move up nearly 20 spots back into Top 10 and new releases from Snoop Dogg and Mario debut on the charts.

Continue reading Jay-Z Leads The Pack, Black Eyed Peas Make Huge Leap to No. 6 Plus Snoop Dogg & Mario Debut On The Charts.

50 Cent On New LP, "'Before I Self Destruct' Is Harder Than 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'"

October 21, 2009 12:15 PM

50 Cent has revealed details about his forthcoming Before I Self Destruct album and promised his fourth solo project would provide harder content than his previous releases.

Continue reading 50 Cent On New LP, "'Before I Self Destruct' Is Harder Than 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'".

Ludacris Slapped W/ $61K Lawsuit, Sued By His Lawyers

October 21, 2009 11:55 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris has reportedly been sued for over $61,000 by Carlton Fields P.A. law firm which defended him in a 2007 legal case.

Continue reading Ludacris Slapped W/ $61K Lawsuit, Sued By His Lawyers.

Amber Rose Deads Kanye West Death Reports, "This RIP Kanye West Topic Is Not Funny & It's Not True!"

October 21, 2009 11:25 AM

Kanye West associate Amber Rose has cleared up rumors which began Wednesday (October 21) morning claiming the award-winning producer had mysteriously died.

Continue reading Amber Rose Deads Kanye West Death Reports, "This RIP Kanye West Topic Is Not Funny & It's Not True!".

Rihanna Gets "Rated R" For New Album, Drops "Russian Roulette" Single [Audio]

October 21, 2009 10:35 AM

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna has confirmed that her new album will be titled Rated R and has released the project's first official single, "Russian Roulette."

Continue reading Rihanna Gets "Rated R" For New Album, Drops "Russian Roulette" Single [Audio].

Snoop Dogg Guest Hosts WWE, Fails To Smackdown Ratings [Video]

October 21, 2009 10:15 AM

West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg surprised fans this week by guest hosting a World Wrestling Entertainment broadcast, however, his appearance failed to ignite strong ratings.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg Guest Hosts WWE, Fails To Smackdown Ratings [Video].

Tiny Speaks On T.I.'s Prison Sentence, "He's So Busy In There"

October 21, 2009 10:10 AM

T.I.'s long-time girlfriend Tameka "Tiny" Cottle recently gave an update on the Grand Hustle leader and revealed what he has been doing with his jail time since turning himself in last May.

Continue reading Tiny Speaks On T.I.'s Prison Sentence, "He's So Busy In There".

Saigon Announces His Mother's Passing, "I'm Scared Of How It's Gonna Feel To Wake Up Tomorrow" [Video]

October 21, 2009 10:00 AM

New York rapper Saigon has publicly revealed that medical complications caused his mother's recent death and has taken the time to thank fans for their condolences.

Continue reading Saigon Announces His Mother's Passing, "I'm Scared Of How It's Gonna Feel To Wake Up Tomorrow" [Video].

BREAKING: Shyne To Be Deported, Immigration Battle Will Proceed From Belize

October 20, 2009 10:38 PM

Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow will reportedly be deported to his country of origin, Belize, and will continue to fight for his right to return to the United States.

Continue reading BREAKING: Shyne To Be Deported, Immigration Battle Will Proceed From Belize.

Freeway Ricky Ross On Rick Ross, "He Hasn't Reached Out To Me As Of Yet" [Audio]

October 20, 2009 10:31 PM

Former drug kingpin Ricky "Freeway" Ross spoke on the rap alias of Def Jam's Rick Ross and revealed a conversation he had with the Miami rapper.

Continue reading Freeway Ricky Ross On Rick Ross, "He Hasn't Reached Out To Me As Of Yet" [Audio].

50 Cent Didn't Get The Game's "G-Unot" Campaign, "I Never Really Understood [His] Issues" [Video]

October 20, 2009 5:35 PM

50 Cent recently spoke about his relationship with The Game and how he never fully comprehended the reasons behind the former G-Unit member's 2005 "G-Unot" campaign.

Continue reading 50 Cent Didn't Get The Game's "G-Unot" Campaign, "I Never Really Understood [His] Issues" [Video].

Russell Simmons Co-Signs Jay-Z's Greatness, "The King Of Rap Is Confirmed Black"

October 20, 2009 5:30 PM

Rap mogul Russell Simmons has shared his thoughts on Jay-Z and labeled the Roc Nation leader as one of the "greatest" entertainers in the music industry.

Continue reading Russell Simmons Co-Signs Jay-Z's Greatness, "The King Of Rap Is Confirmed Black".

Warren G Says 213 Reunion Rests In Snoop Dogg's Hands, "It's Up To Him" [Video]

October 20, 2009 3:20 PM

With the West Coast making a re-emergence as of late with Dr. Dre and The Game working together, SOHH spoke with Warren G to find out if fans could expect a 213 reunion with Nate Dogg and Snoop Dogg any time soon.

Continue reading Warren G Says 213 Reunion Rests In Snoop Dogg's Hands, "It's Up To Him" [Video].

Rakim On His Dr. Dre-Produced Records, "I Think A Lot Of It Is Just Gonna Stay Buried"

October 20, 2009 1:05 PM

Rakim recently addressed his past run on Dr. Dre's Aftermath Records and said that fans should not expect to hear any of their unreleased tracks.

Continue reading Rakim On His Dr. Dre-Produced Records, "I Think A Lot Of It Is Just Gonna Stay Buried".

RZA On Raekwon, Method Man & Ghostface LP, "I'm There For Them"

October 20, 2009 1:00 PM

Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA has shared his reaction to Raekwon, Method Man and Ghostface Killah possible joint album and said he fully supports the movement.

Continue reading RZA On Raekwon, Method Man & Ghostface LP, "I'm There For Them".

Kanye West Removes "Fairytale" Film From Blog, "Sorry I Had To Take It Down : (" [Video]

October 20, 2009 12:30 PM

Grammy-winning Kanye West has reportedly been forced to take down his Spike Jonze-directed short film We Were Once a Fairytale from his daily blog.

Continue reading Kanye West Removes "Fairytale" Film From Blog, "Sorry I Had To Take It Down : (" [Video].

Juelz Santana Says Rappers Need To Step Their Promo Game Up, "People Want The First Week Results Of A Million Records" [Video]

October 20, 2009 11:45 AM

Dipset's Juelz Santana recently addressed rappers' who believe that they can create a strong buzz solely based off of the Internet and said emcees have begun to lack confidence in their music.

Continue reading Juelz Santana Says Rappers Need To Step Their Promo Game Up, "People Want The First Week Results Of A Million Records" [Video].

Baby & Lil Wayne Sitting In A Tree

October 20, 2009 11:00 AM

For Caption Diss, the good folks at SOHH are putting the light on you guys, our readers, to figure out the final word. The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets the SOHH Caption Diss crown for a week. Batter up.

Continue reading Baby & Lil Wayne Sitting In A Tree.

Cam'ron Talks Jay-Z, "I Don't Even F*ck With [Him] But I Got Mad Respect For The N*gga" [Video]

October 20, 2009 10:50 AM

Dipset leader Cam'ron recently spoke about his relationship with Mase and Jay-Z and said despite differences in the past, he has respect for Hov's business skills.

Continue reading Cam'ron Talks Jay-Z, "I Don't Even F*ck With [Him] But I Got Mad Respect For The N*gga" [Video].

Ne-Yo Hypes Rihanna's Return, "She Ain't Going To Make No Apologies"

October 20, 2009 10:40 AM

Grammy-winning singer Ne-Yo has spoken out about Rihanna's new album which drops next month and said Chris Brown's former girlfriend has "some stuff to say."

Continue reading Ne-Yo Hypes Rihanna's Return, "She Ain't Going To Make No Apologies".

Run-DMC Musical In Works, "Their Story Lends Itself Perfectly To The Stage"

October 20, 2009 10:30 AM

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Run-DMC is reportedly set to have their life story brought to the stage in an upcoming musical with producer Paula Wagner.

Continue reading Run-DMC Musical In Works, "Their Story Lends Itself Perfectly To The Stage".

50 Cent Leaks Info On "Baby By Me" Music Video, "I Had To Find The Right Person To Be My Love Interest"

October 20, 2009 10:05 AM

50 Cent recently spoke on the status of his "Baby By Me" music video with Kelly Rowland and Ne-Yo and promised the acting would surprise fans.

Continue reading 50 Cent Leaks Info On "Baby By Me" Music Video, "I Had To Find The Right Person To Be My Love Interest".

Baby Calls Out Jay-Z As No. 1 "Hottest" MC, "No N*gga In The Business Make More Money Than Us" [Video]

October 19, 2009 6:07 PM

Cash Money Records co-founder Baby has spoken out against Jay-Z being named the No. 1 "Hottest In The Game" emcee and said Lil Wayne should have secured the top spot.

Continue reading Baby Calls Out Jay-Z As No. 1 "Hottest" MC, "No N*gga In The Business Make More Money Than Us" [Video].

Just Blaze Confirms Eminem Relapse 2 Production, "I've Been Quietly Going Back & Forth To New York & Detroit" [Video]

October 19, 2009 5:50 PM

Producer Just Blaze has confirmed that he will be working on Eminem's upcoming Relapse 2 album and said he is aiming to put together nearly a dozen tracks for the rapper.

Continue reading Just Blaze Confirms Eminem Relapse 2 Production, "I've Been Quietly Going Back & Forth To New York & Detroit" [Video].

The Clipse's "Casket Drops" W/ Cam'ron, Rick Ross & Kanye West

October 19, 2009 5:20 PM

The Clipse's upcoming 'Til The Casket Drops album's track listing has landed online and shows the rap duo linking with Cam'ron, Rick Ross, Kanye West and more for their third group project.

Continue reading The Clipse's "Casket Drops" W/ Cam'ron, Rick Ross & Kanye West.

Raekwon Says Diddy Should Help Shyne Avoid Deportation, "I Don't See Why He Wouldn't" [Video]

October 19, 2009 5:15 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has weighed in onJamal "Shyne" Barrow's deportation issues and said Diddy should be first in line to help him avoid being sent to Belize.

Continue reading Raekwon Says Diddy Should Help Shyne Avoid Deportation, "I Don't See Why He Wouldn't" [Video].

SOHH Special Report: The Rap Community Is Ready For A Health Care Upgrade

October 19, 2009 4:00 PM

Throughout our Hip-Hop & Health Care special rappers like Juelz Santana, Raekwon, Warren G, Kid Cudi and Juvenile have shared their experiences and opinions.  Now, as we conclude the program, SOHH  is revealing the results to our survey which shows your views on one of the biggest issues currently facing our nation.

Continue reading SOHH Special Report: The Rap Community Is Ready For A Health Care Upgrade.

UPDATE: Shyne Still Detained, "All The Lawyers Who Were Dealing W/ His Immigation Problems Are Off The Case"

October 19, 2009 2:30 PM

New York rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is reportedly still being detained by United States immigration officials and has had his lawyers on the case removed.

Continue reading UPDATE: Shyne Still Detained, "All The Lawyers Who Were Dealing W/ His Immigation Problems Are Off The Case".

50 Cent Finds His "Baby," Recruits Kelly Rowland For Music Video

October 19, 2009 1:25 PM

50 Cent has decided to choose Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland to star in the music video for his upcoming single, "Baby By Me" which features Ne-Yo.

Continue reading 50 Cent Finds His "Baby," Recruits Kelly Rowland For Music Video.

UPDATE: DMX Addresses Concert Riot, "F*ck A F*ggot A** Punk Police Pig, I Am The Law"

October 19, 2009 1:20 PM

DMX has broken his silence after making headlines over the weekend when a small riot erupted at his Colorado Springs concert.

Continue reading UPDATE: DMX Addresses Concert Riot, "F*ck A F*ggot A** Punk Police Pig, I Am The Law".

Wyclef Jean To Discuss The Fugees In New Memoir, "My Journey Took Me From The Hut To The Projects To The Mansion"

October 19, 2009 12:50 PM

Wyclef Jean has announced plans to release an upcoming tell-all memoir which will focus on his life from adolescent to Grammy-winning artist with The Fugees.

Continue reading Wyclef Jean To Discuss The Fugees In New Memoir, "My Journey Took Me From The Hut To The Projects To The Mansion".

Rakim Discusses Rappers Retiring, "I Think We Should Stretch Our Age Limit" [Video]

October 19, 2009 12:40 PM

With the recent announcement of Lil Wayne planning to retire by age 35, rap pioneer Rakim spoke with SOHH about his views on hanging up the microphone for good.

Continue reading Rakim Discusses Rappers Retiring, "I Think We Should Stretch Our Age Limit" [Video].

Foxy Brown Correction Officers Resign, Leave Posts After Photo Shoot Controversy

October 19, 2009 11:40 AM

Three employees from the New York Department of Correction have reportedly resigned from their posts months after being accused of allowing rapper Foxy Brown to have a photo shoot while incarcerated.

Continue reading Foxy Brown Correction Officers Resign, Leave Posts After Photo Shoot Controversy.

Diddy Signs Mase's "Freedom" Papers, "It Took Me 10 Years To Get This Paperwork" [Video]

October 19, 2009 10:30 AM

Diddy reportedly released Mase from his Bad Boy contract during a radio interview at Atlanta, Georgia radio station V103 over the weekend.

Continue reading Diddy Signs Mase's "Freedom" Papers, "It Took Me 10 Years To Get This Paperwork" [Video].

Rick Ross On Floyd Mayweather's Retracted Statement, "That's All I Wanted, Stay In Your Place Young Lady" [Video]

October 19, 2009 10:25 AM

Rick Ross has continued to taunt boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. by calling the athlete "sweet" and claiming he won their war of words.

Continue reading Rick Ross On Floyd Mayweather's Retracted Statement, "That's All I Wanted, Stay In Your Place Young Lady" [Video].

Kanye West Preps "Through The Wire" Book, Releases Short Film [Video]

October 19, 2009 10:20 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West will reportedly release a new book called Through The Wire next month which will analyze 12 songs he has created since his 2003 debut, College Dropout.

Continue reading Kanye West Preps "Through The Wire" Book, Releases Short Film [Video].

Nas' Tax Problems Land Online, Rapper Owes $2.5 Million

October 19, 2009 10:15 AM

Grammy-nominated rapper Nasir "Nas" Jones has had his tax problems land online with reports accusing him of owing the government over $2.5 million.

Continue reading Nas' Tax Problems Land Online, Rapper Owes $2.5 Million.

Cormega On Drake's Buzz, "I Don't Like When These Spoiled Rich Kids Just Get In To Rap" [Video]

October 18, 2009 8:00 PM

New York rapper Cormega has shared his opinion on Lil Wayne protege Drake's rap buzz as of late and said the Young Money artist does not necessarily suit the standards for an ideal emcee.

Continue reading Cormega On Drake's Buzz, "I Don't Like When These Spoiled Rich Kids Just Get In To Rap" [Video].

50 Cent On The Game & Dr. Dre Reuniting, "It's His Album, He Can Do What He Wants" [Video]

October 18, 2009 7:00 PM

After the recent announcement of The Game and Dr. Dre once again linking for the upcoming Detox album, 50 Cent has weighed with his reaction to seeing the former G-Unit member's reunion.

Continue reading 50 Cent On The Game & Dr. Dre Reuniting, "It's His Album, He Can Do What He Wants" [Video].

Young Buck Clarifies Eminem Name Drop, "I Ain't Got No Problems W/ Him" [Audio]

October 18, 2009 4:00 PM

Former G-Unit member Young Buck has clarified his Eminem name drop from last month's "If I Have To" record and promised he would never throw shots at the Oscar-winning rapper.

Continue reading Young Buck Clarifies Eminem Name Drop, "I Ain't Got No Problems W/ Him" [Audio].

DMX Sparks Concert Riot W/ Security, "You're Not Gonna F*cking Go On That Stage" [Video]

October 18, 2009 2:00 PM

Ruff Ryders' leader DMX made headlines this weekend after footage of him arriving late and being denied entrance to a performance, which sparked a small riot, landed online.

Continue reading DMX Sparks Concert Riot W/ Security, "You're Not Gonna F*cking Go On That Stage" [Video].

Fabolous Gives "Rich Yung Society" Update, "We've Got People Who See Our Vision Now"

October 18, 2009 10:00 AM

Fabolous recently gave an update on his Rich Yung Society clothing line and detailed why he decided to switch manufacturers to help kick-off a re-vamped look heading into 2010.

Continue reading Fabolous Gives "Rich Yung Society" Update, "We've Got People Who See Our Vision Now".

RAP ON HEALTH: "They Stopped Our Health Coverage & It Was A Reality Check" -Mullage

October 18, 2009 8:00 AM

While health care coverage continues to be a matter of cost, artists like former T.I. associates Mullage have stressed the importance of seeking a medical plan.

Continue reading RAP ON HEALTH: "They Stopped Our Health Coverage & It Was A Reality Check" -Mullage.

Young Buck Talks Life After G-Unit, "I'm Still Considered A Platinum Artist"

October 17, 2009 4:53 PM

Former G-Unit member Young Buck recently reflected on his life after being "kicked" out of 50 Cent's camp and said he has now learned from his past mistakes within the music industry.

Continue reading Young Buck Talks Life After G-Unit, "I'm Still Considered A Platinum Artist".

Lil Wayne's Baby Mama Discusses Their Relationship, "We Dont' Have Time For Any Drama"

October 17, 2009 3:00 PM

The mother of Lil Wayne's first child, Antonia "Toya" Carter, recently spoke on her relationship with the self-proclaimed "Greatest Rapper Alive" and weighed in on his multiple children.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's Baby Mama Discusses Their Relationship, "We Dont' Have Time For Any Drama".

Ja Rule On 50 Cent's "Behind The Music" Special, "He Owes Me A Lot Of Checks" [Video]

October 17, 2009 9:11 AM

Ja Rule has shared his reaction to 50 Cent's "Behind The Music" VH1 special from last week and said his former rap nemesis is infatuated with name dropping him.

Continue reading Ja Rule On 50 Cent's "Behind The Music" Special, "He Owes Me A Lot Of Checks" [Video].

Dipset's Freekey Zekey On Hell Rell, "I F*ck W/ Him But He Needs To Get His Sh*t Straight" [Video]

October 17, 2009 8:00 AM

Dipset's Freekey Zekey has weighed in on associate Hell Rell's recent claims of being owed money by E-1 Music (formerly Koch Records) and said the rapper should pay homage to his Diplomat roots.

Continue reading Dipset's Freekey Zekey On Hell Rell, "I F*ck W/ Him But He Needs To Get His Sh*t Straight" [Video].

The Madd Rapper Nabs Diddy, Busta Rhymes & Nicki Minaj For Comeback Album

October 16, 2009 5:55 PM

Bad Boy producer-turned-rapper Deric "The Madd Rapper" Angelettie has announced plans to follow-up to his 1999 debut, Tell 'Em Why U Mad, with the help of Diddy, Busta Rhymes, Nicki Minaj and more.

Continue reading The Madd Rapper Nabs Diddy, Busta Rhymes & Nicki Minaj For Comeback Album.

50 Cent & Ne-Yo To Re-Link For "Baby By Me" Music Video

October 16, 2009 5:20 PM

Ne-Yo has revealed his plans to shoot for a music video with 50 Cent for their collaborative track, "Baby By Me," which will be on the G-Unit leader's upcoming album, Before I Self Destruct.

Continue reading 50 Cent & Ne-Yo To Re-Link For "Baby By Me" Music Video.

DJ Kay Slay Thinks Papoose Should Go Indie, "Majors Are Really Geared Towards Southern & High Profile Aritsts"

October 16, 2009 4:10 PM

Known for helping land Papoose a $1.5 million recording contract with Jive Records in 2006, DJ Kay Slay has now suggested the New York rapper make a move to an independent label.

Continue reading DJ Kay Slay Thinks Papoose Should Go Indie, "Majors Are Really Geared Towards Southern & High Profile Aritsts".

Rick Ross Scares Floyd Mayweather, 50 Cent Destroys Fat Joe, Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj Get Exposed

October 16, 2009 4:00 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, we're rewindin' the past seven days to check out Rick Ross making Floyd Mayweather a shook one, 50 Cent helping Fat Joe's career self-destruct, Young Money's Lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj getting exposed, Erick Sermon and N.O.R.E. saying "F*ck VH1" and SOHH much more.

Continue reading Rick Ross Scares Floyd Mayweather, 50 Cent Destroys Fat Joe, Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj Get Exposed.

Redman Says "How High" Sequel Still On Deck, Promises It "Will Still Be Marijuana-Related" [Video]

October 16, 2009 2:35 PM

After nearly a ten-year delay, Redman has promised a sequel to How High is still being worked on and explained why the follow-up would force him to change the main characters' names.

Continue reading Redman Says "How High" Sequel Still On Deck, Promises It "Will Still Be Marijuana-Related" [Video].

Plies Confident In "Goon Affiliated" Album, "We Calling It An Antique"

October 16, 2009 2:25 PM

Southern rapper Plies said fans could expect his upcoming album Goon Affiliated to be an instantly certified "antique" when it lands in stores.

Continue reading Plies Confident In "Goon Affiliated" Album, "We Calling It An Antique" .

Diddy Loses $20K Diamond Ring While Making It Rain, "I Guess It's Sh*ttin' On Me Season" [Video]

October 16, 2009 1:15 PM

Diddy has confirmed recent reports about him accidentally tossing out his diamond ring while passing out money during a "106 & Park" appearance earlier this week.

Continue reading Diddy Loses $20K Diamond Ring While Making It Rain, "I Guess It's Sh*ttin' On Me Season" [Video].

Pusha T Delays "Casket Drops" LP, "What's A Clipse Album Without Pushbacks?" [Video]

October 16, 2009 11:55 AM

Though the project is complete, The Clipse's Pusha T has revealed their plans to fall back on releasing their 'Til The Casket Drops until the winter holiday.

Continue reading Pusha T Delays "Casket Drops" LP, "What's A Clipse Album Without Pushbacks?" [Video].

T-Pain Kills Auto-Tune Image W/ "D.O.A." Funeral, Places "Big A** Chain" In Coffin [Video]

October 16, 2009 10:50 AM

Grammy-winning singer T-Pain recently made a bold public statement as he arrived at an event driving a hearse and playing Jay-Z's "Death of Auto-Tune."

Continue reading T-Pain Kills Auto-Tune Image W/ "D.O.A." Funeral, Places "Big A** Chain" In Coffin [Video].

Lil Wayne Plots Rap Retirement Plan, "I Might Give It Up" [Video]

October 16, 2009 10:30 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has unveiled his plans to hang up the microphone and retire from the rap game within the next eight years.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Plots Rap Retirement Plan, "I Might Give It Up" [Video].

Michael Jackson's "This Is It" Film Selling Out Across The Nation

October 16, 2009 10:20 AM

Pre-release tickets for the late Michael Jackson's upcoming film, This Is It, are reportedly selling out at theaters across the nation with more than 1,600 sold-out showings.

Continue reading Michael Jackson's "This Is It" Film Selling Out Across The Nation.

Lady Gaga Looks Past Kanye West, Tags Kid Cudi For "Monster Ball" Tour

October 16, 2009 10:00 AM

Weeks after confirming her Fame Kills tour with Kanye West was called off, singer Lady Gaga has decided to tag G.O.O.D. Music's Kid Cudi for her own line of performance dates beginning next month.

Continue reading Lady Gaga Looks Past Kanye West, Tags Kid Cudi For "Monster Ball" Tour.

RAP ON HEALTH: "I Just Got Health Insurance Through SAG" -Kid Cudi

October 16, 2009 8:00 AM

As a result of the high cost of health insurance plans, entertainers like Kid Cudi have had to go without medical coverage for extended periods of time.

Continue reading RAP ON HEALTH: "I Just Got Health Insurance Through SAG" -Kid Cudi.

50 Cent On Facing-Off Against Rihanna & Lady Gaga, "Could You Find A Rapper For Me To Compete W/ Please?"

October 15, 2009 6:01 PM

50 Cent has confirmed recent reports of Before I Self Destruct dropping on the same day as pop stars Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake and said he does not feel pressured to out-perform the Grammy-winning singers.

Continue reading 50 Cent On Facing-Off Against Rihanna & Lady Gaga, "Could You Find A Rapper For Me To Compete W/ Please?".

Busta Rhymes Brings Nightmares To Victim, Forced To Pay Over $75K For Assault

October 15, 2009 6:00 PM

Flipmode Squad leader Busta Rhymes will reportedly be forced to pay more than $75,000 to a New York resident for assaulting him with bottles and attacking him with water back in 2003.

Continue reading Busta Rhymes Brings Nightmares To Victim, Forced To Pay Over $75K For Assault.

Taylor Swift May Blast Kanye West On "SNL," "I've Been Thinking About Skit Ideas"

October 15, 2009 5:55 PM

Country singer Taylor Swift has hinted at plans to poke fun at her recent run-in with Kanye West when she hosts "Saturday Night Live" next month.

Continue reading Taylor Swift May Blast Kanye West On "SNL," "I've Been Thinking About Skit Ideas".

Nicki Minaj Readies Debut Album's First Single, "We Already Have It [&] Just Waiting On The Timing"

October 15, 2009 5:35 PM

Lil Wayne protege Nicki Minaj has promised to drop a single from her as-yet-untitled debut album in the next few weeks.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Readies Debut Album's First Single, "We Already Have It [&] Just Waiting On The Timing".

Floyd Mayweather Grants Rick Ross A Pass, Promises To "Just Let Things Go"

October 15, 2009 5:05 PM

Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has responded to Rick Ross' recent taunts saying that he has decided to grant the Miami based emcee a pass.

Continue reading Floyd Mayweather Grants Rick Ross A Pass, Promises To "Just Let Things Go".

Lil Boosie Looks Past Prison Sentence, Says New Album "Will Drop The Week I Come Home"

October 15, 2009 4:40 PM

Southern rapper Lil Boosie recently spoke on his plans as he prepares for a one-year prison sentence next month and revealed his intent to drop a new album just days after he is released.

Continue reading Lil Boosie Looks Past Prison Sentence, Says New Album "Will Drop The Week I Come Home".

Ashanti Talks Ja Rule Reunion Performance, "The Chemistry Was There"

October 15, 2009 4:30 PM

Former Murder Inc. songstress Ashanti recently spoke about reuniting with her ex-labelmate Ja Rule for VH1 Hip Hop Honors 2009.

Continue reading Ashanti Talks Ja Rule Reunion Performance, "The Chemistry Was There".

Diddy Details Interscope/Bad Boy Movement, "We Looking To Sign New Acts" [Video]

October 15, 2009 4:15 PM

Diddy has offered more details about his new recording contract with Interscope Records and promised his Bad Boy artists still remaining on Atlantic Records would continue to be taken care of.

Continue reading Diddy Details Interscope/Bad Boy Movement, "We Looking To Sign New Acts" [Video].

Lil Wayne On Omarion's Young Money Exit, "I Let Him Make His Decision" [Video]

October 15, 2009 1:20 PM

Young Money head honcho Lil Wayne has addressed Omarion's recent departure from his label and said the split had nothing to do with leaked records.

Continue reading Lil Wayne On Omarion's Young Money Exit, "I Let Him Make His Decision" [Video].

50 Cent Taunts Fat Joe's "J.O.S.E. II" Sales, "With 8,800 Copies Sold, Joe Shows No Signs Of Stopping"

October 15, 2009 11:45 AM

50 Cent reacted to Fat Joe's J.O.S.E. Part II first week sales by placing a banner advertisement that mocks the rap veteran on his ThisIs50 website.

Continue reading 50 Cent Taunts Fat Joe's "J.O.S.E. II" Sales, "With 8,800 Copies Sold, Joe Shows No Signs Of Stopping".

RAP ON HEALTH: "There's Health Care Offered But You Might As Well Go Out & Pay For It Yourself" -Shanell aka SNL

October 15, 2009 11:25 AM

While the health care reform debates continue in Congress, artists like Lil Wayne protege Shanell aka SNL have had to settle for difficult plans and hope that the future brings about change.

Continue reading RAP ON HEALTH: "There's Health Care Offered But You Might As Well Go Out & Pay For It Yourself" -Shanell aka SNL.

Usher's 911 Call Leaks Online, Accuses Ex Of Property Damage "My Car Has Been Keyed" [Audio]

October 15, 2009 11:00 AM

Last month's 911 phone call in which R&B singer Usher accuses his estranged wife, Tameka Foster-Raymond, of damaging his vehicle has landed online.

Continue reading Usher's 911 Call Leaks Online, Accuses Ex Of Property Damage "My Car Has Been Keyed" [Audio].

UPDATE: Soulja Boy Tell Em Addresses Landlord's Accusations, Talks Jail Time [Video]

October 15, 2009 10:30 AM

Soulja Boy Tell Em has addressed his recent California landlord accusations of owing nearly $10,000 in unpaid bills and has detailed his arrest from last week.

Continue reading UPDATE: Soulja Boy Tell Em Addresses Landlord's Accusations, Talks Jail Time [Video].

CNN's N.O.R.E On VH1's Hip Hop Honors Exclusion, "I Feel Invisible"

October 15, 2009 10:15 AM

CNN's Nore has expressed his reaction to being left  out of this year's VH1 Hip Hop Honors ceremony which paid tribute to his former label, Def Jam Records.

Continue reading CNN's N.O.R.E On VH1's Hip Hop Honors Exclusion, "I Feel Invisible".

Master P On President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, "I Can Conquer Corporate America Now" [Audio]

October 15, 2009 10:05 AM

After last week's announcement of President Barack Obama winning the Nobel Peace Prize, SOHH spoke with rap mogul Master P to find out his reaction.

Continue reading Master P On President Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, "I Can Conquer Corporate America Now" [Audio].

Drake Clears Up 2Pac "Fear" Name Drop, "A Lot Of People Don't Understand The Meaning Of That Line"

October 14, 2009 9:30 PM

Young Money's Drake has clarified his recent Tupac Shakur name drop on the song "Fear" and said fans should not take the mention as a diss toward the late rapper.

Continue reading Drake Clears Up 2Pac "Fear" Name Drop, "A Lot Of People Don't Understand The Meaning Of That Line".

Snoop Dogg Confident In Rap Slaying Ability, "I Could Kill All Of You Rappers If I Wanted"

October 14, 2009 5:45 PM

West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg has unveiled the concept behind his forthcoming Malice In Wonderland album.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg Confident In Rap Slaying Ability, "I Could Kill All Of You Rappers If I Wanted".

Lil Wayne Breaks Silence On Nivea's Pregnancy, "[I'll Have] Three Sons"

October 14, 2009 5:25 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has confirmed recent reports of R&B singer Nivea being pregnant with his third son and their first child together.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Breaks Silence On Nivea's Pregnancy, "[I'll Have] Three Sons".

Erick Sermon Airs Out VH1's Lack Of Recognition For EPMD

October 14, 2009 4:00 PM

EPMD's Erick Sermon has described his issues with VH1 for being a renowned hip-hop pioneer and not yet being formally invited to the network's annual Hip-Hop Honors showcase.

Continue reading Erick Sermon Airs Out VH1's Lack Of Recognition For EPMD.

Soulja Boy Tell Em Falls Out W/ Landlord, Owes Over $9K In Unpaid Bills

October 14, 2009 3:00 PM

A complaint letter from Soulja Boy Tell Em's California landlord has landed online and shows the teen rap star owing nearly $10,000 in unpaid bills.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Tell Em Falls Out W/ Landlord, Owes Over $9K In Unpaid Bills.

Trina Nominates Nicki Minaj For "Hottest In The Game" Honors, "She Deserves The Respect"

October 14, 2009 2:35 PM

Southern rapper Trina recently shared her opinion on MTV's widely-talked about Hottest In The Game 2009 list and said Lil Wayne protege Nicki Minaj should have been considered.

Continue reading Trina Nominates Nicki Minaj For "Hottest In The Game" Honors, "She Deserves The Respect".

Rihanna Reemerges W/ New Album On The Way, "The Wait Is Ova"

October 14, 2009 1:35 PM

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna has emerged back into the media spotlight by confirming new reports of her album landing in stores next month.

Continue reading Rihanna Reemerges W/ New Album On The Way, "The Wait Is Ova".

Jay-Z Can Roc A Milli, Fat Joe Debuts Low Plus Jim Jones & DJ Webstar Don't Make The Chart

October 14, 2009 1:05 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Jay-Z leads the pack with over a million sold, Drake slips to No. 28, Fat Joe and Saigon debut outside of Top 50 plus Jim Jones & DJ Webstar are no where in sight.

Continue reading Jay-Z Can Roc A Milli, Fat Joe Debuts Low Plus Jim Jones & DJ Webstar Don't Make The Chart.

Ghostface Killah & Raheem Devaughn Hint At Duet LP, "We Real Close To Finalizing"

October 14, 2009 11:30 AM

R&B singer Raheem Devaughn has hinted that he will re-link with recent collaborator Ghostface Killah to record a full length duet album.

Continue reading Ghostface Killah & Raheem Devaughn Hint At Duet LP, "We Real Close To Finalizing".

50 Cent's "BISD" To Face-Off W/ Birdman, Album Pushed Back

October 14, 2009 11:15 AM

50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct release date has reportedly been pushed back and the album will now face-off with Birdman's Pricele$$ and Jay Sean's All or Nothing albums.

Continue reading 50 Cent's "BISD" To Face-Off W/ Birdman, Album Pushed Back.

Bobby V Re-Unites W/ Ludacris' DTP Artists For New Album, "You Will See A Couple Of Them"

October 14, 2009 10:45 AM

Former Disturbin' Tha Peace singer Bobby V recently discussed his intent to hit the studio for a new album and said fans could expect to see him reunite with Ludacris' artists.

Continue reading Bobby V Re-Unites W/ Ludacris' DTP Artists For New Album, "You Will See A Couple Of Them".

Co-Writer of New Michael Jackson Single "This Is It" Threatened To Sue His Estate

October 14, 2009 10:30 AM

New reports show the late Michael Jackson's latest single, "This Is It," was reportedly written and crafted over 20 years ago by co-writer Paul Anka.

Continue reading Co-Writer of New Michael Jackson Single "This Is It" Threatened To Sue His Estate.

RAP ON HEALTH: "They Should Legalize Weed & Use That To Pay For Health Care" -Lil Boosie

October 14, 2009 10:30 AM

With the rising cost for families to have health care coverage, rapper Lil Boosie suggested legalizing marijuana and using the profits to provide a  universal health plan  for all Americans.

Continue reading RAP ON HEALTH: "They Should Legalize Weed & Use That To Pay For Health Care" -Lil Boosie.

Lil Wayne Spills "Rebirth" Details, "It May Come As A Double [Album]" [Video]

October 14, 2009 10:00 AM

Lil Wayne has clarified recent rumors about his upcoming releases and said that Tha Carter IV will stand alone while Rebirth, his foray into rock, may be packaged  with the Young Money All-Stars compilation.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Spills "Rebirth" Details, "It May Come As A Double [Album]" [Video].

Ludacris Promises "Battle Of The Sexes" LP Still On Deck, "Ne-Yo Is On There Representing For The Dudes" [Video]

October 13, 2009 6:38 PM

Ludacris has promised his long-awaited Shawnna collaboration album, Battle of the Sexes, is still en route to drop before year's end and revealed Ne-Yo and Monica as being two of the featured guests.

Continue reading Ludacris Promises "Battle Of The Sexes" LP Still On Deck, "Ne-Yo Is On There Representing For The Dudes" [Video].

Common Readies "The Believer" W/ No I.D. & Kanye West, "I'm Always Gonna Offer Something New & Fresh"

October 13, 2009 6:16 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Common has linked with No I.D. and Kanye West to help make his upcoming album, The Believer, provide fans with a more Chicago feel and follow-up 2008's Universal Mind Control.

Continue reading Common Readies "The Believer" W/ No I.D. & Kanye West, "I'm Always Gonna Offer Something New & Fresh".

UPDATE: J.R. Writer Breaks Silence On Shooting, "I Was Gonna Play Dead"

October 13, 2009 5:45 PM

Dipset associate J.R. Writer has addressed his near-fatal shooting from over the weekend and said he was a victim to a stray bullet whic nearly killed him.

Continue reading UPDATE: J.R. Writer Breaks Silence On Shooting, "I Was Gonna Play Dead".

UPDATE: Jay-Z & Kanye West Takeover The Yankees, "Run This Town" Becomes NY Radio Station Anthem

October 13, 2009 5:20 PM

Jay-Z, Kanye West and Rihanna's "Run This Town" collaboration has taken over New York radio airwaves and become station Z100's official Yankees' main anthem as they progress in the Major League Baseball post-season.

Continue reading UPDATE: Jay-Z & Kanye West Takeover The Yankees, "Run This Town" Becomes NY Radio Station Anthem.

Dr. Dre Discusses Perfecting His Music, "My Main Concern Is For You To Hear It The Way It Should Sound"

October 13, 2009 3:00 PM

Dr. Dre has described his time consuming method of crafting his music and suggested that his delays are sometimes due to a need for perfection.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Discusses Perfecting His Music, "My Main Concern Is For You To Hear It The Way It Should Sound".

50 Cent Breaks Down Ne-Yo Collabo, "I Wrote Something That Was A Little More Sexual" [Audio]

October 13, 2009 2:40 PM

50 Cent recently discussed the motivation behind his Ne-Yo collaboration "Baby By Me" which features a sample of his 2007 hit, "I Get Money."

Continue reading 50 Cent Breaks Down Ne-Yo Collabo, "I Wrote Something That Was A Little More Sexual" [Audio].

Soulja Boy Tell Em Makes "History" W/ Kanye West, "He Pushin My Talent To The Next Level"

October 13, 2009 1:35 PM

Soulja Boy Tell Em has updated fans on the status of his upcoming The DeAndre Way album and confirmed reports of being in the studio with Kanye West.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Tell Em Makes "History" W/ Kanye West, "He Pushin My Talent To The Next Level".

Papoose Promises Debut Album In 2010, "I'm Not Sitting Around & Crying About These Labels" [Video]

October 13, 2009 12:45 PM

New York rapper Papoose has decided to keep fans waiting for his long-awaited debut album, The Nacirema Dream, by postponing its release until next year.

Continue reading Papoose Promises Debut Album In 2010, "I'm Not Sitting Around & Crying About These Labels" [Video].

Busta Rhymes & Rick Ross On Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, "I Ain't See Him Make A Wrong Chess Move Yet [Video]

October 13, 2009 12:40 PM

Busta Rhymes and Rick Ross have shared their reactions to President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize win last week and expressed its significance.

Continue reading Busta Rhymes & Rick Ross On Obama's Nobel Peace Prize, "I Ain't See Him Make A Wrong Chess Move Yet [Video].

Puff Daddy aka P. Diddy aka Shiny Suit Man

October 13, 2009 12:10 PM

For Caption Diss, the good folks at SOHH are putting some shine on y'all, the readers, to determine the final word. The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets the SOHH Caption Diss spotlight for a solid seven days. Who run it?

Continue reading Puff Daddy aka P. Diddy aka Shiny Suit Man.

RAP ON HEALTH: "Big Pun Would Pay Out Of Pocket For Doctor Visits" -Liza Rios

October 13, 2009 11:55 AM

According Big Pun's widow, the rapper who suffered a fatal heart attack in 2000 paid full price for medical services until he was able to negotiate coverage through Sony Music in the 1990's.

Continue reading RAP ON HEALTH: "Big Pun Would Pay Out Of Pocket For Doctor Visits" -Liza Rios.

50 Cent's Broken Promise Revisited On VH1, "I Won't Put Out Any More Solo Albums" [Video]

October 13, 2009 11:30 AM

Tonight's premiere of VH1's Behind The Music: 50 Cent will feature SOHH's exclusive, never-before-seen footage of the G-Unit leader promising to retire if Kanye West out-sold him in a SoundScan challenge.

Continue reading 50 Cent's Broken Promise Revisited On VH1, "I Won't Put Out Any More Solo Albums" [Video].

The Game Secures Diddy For "R.E.D." Album, Says He's "Wrapping This Motherf*cker Up In 30 Days"

October 13, 2009 10:30 AM

The Game has reportedly recruited his new label mate Diddy for his upcoming R.E.D. Album and promised to finish the recording process within the next 30 days.

Continue reading The Game Secures Diddy For "R.E.D." Album, Says He's "Wrapping This Motherf*cker Up In 30 Days".

Jadakiss Unfazed By MTV's "Hot" List, "I Don't Really Get Tied Up W/ That" [Audio]

October 13, 2009 10:00 AM

The Lox's Jadakiss has shared his reaction to not making MTV's annual Hottest In The Game listing this year and gave props to 50 Cent for calling out the network's staff.

Continue reading Jadakiss Unfazed By MTV's "Hot" List, "I Don't Really Get Tied Up W/ That" [Audio].

Consequence On Kanye West's Music Absence, "He's In A Good Place"

October 12, 2009 6:00 PM

Kanye West associate Consequence recently spoke on the G.O.O.D. Music label head's retreat from the media spotlight as of late and said the rapper has been in a "good place."

Continue reading Consequence On Kanye West's Music Absence, "He's In A Good Place".

Lil Boosie Breaks Silence On Prison Sentence, "It's Just A Minor Setback"

October 12, 2009 5:45 PM

Lil Boosie has confirmed recent reports that he will be reporting to prison for a 10-month sentence on drug charges and said he is prepared to serve his full term behind bars.

Continue reading Lil Boosie Breaks Silence On Prison Sentence, "It's Just A Minor Setback".

DJ Webstar Talks Shyne Post-Prison, "I Would Love To Work With Him" [Video]

October 12, 2009 5:45 PM

With the outpouring of support for Shyne since his release from jail last week, SOHH decided to hit up DJ Webstar to find out if the producer/rapper planned on getting in line for a collaboration with the former Bad Boy protege.

Continue reading DJ Webstar Talks Shyne Post-Prison, "I Would Love To Work With Him" [Video].

Fat Joe Explains "J.O.S.E. II" Delay, "I Had Conflicts W/ The Record Label"

October 12, 2009 5:00 PM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has stepped forward to reveal the setbacks he faced getting J.O.S.E. Part II on to shelves and explain how EMI Music caused him problems.

Continue reading Fat Joe Explains "J.O.S.E. II" Delay, "I Had Conflicts W/ The Record Label" .

Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Tap Kanye West & Timbaland For New HP Laptops

October 12, 2009 3:20 PM

Interscope label head Jimmy Iovine and Dr. Dre reportedly reached out to Kanye West, Timbaland, Pharrell and other renowned producers for their upcoming Hewlett-Packard ENVY series of laptops which are set to land in stores later this month.

Continue reading Dr. Dre & Jimmy Iovine Tap Kanye West & Timbaland For New HP Laptops.

Dipset Associate JR Writer Confirms Being Shot, "They Tried To Kill Ya Boy"

October 12, 2009 3:00 PM

Dipset associate J.R. Writer has confirmed recent reports of being shot over the weekend and is currently recovering from a near-fatal incident.

Continue reading Dipset Associate JR Writer Confirms Being Shot, "They Tried To Kill Ya Boy".

Trey Songz On Drake Collabo Album, "We Always Talked About That"

October 12, 2009 2:00 PM

R&B singer Trey Songz has opened up on the chances of hitting the studio with Drake for a collaboration album in the near future.

Continue reading Trey Songz On Drake Collabo Album, "We Always Talked About That".

Michael Jackson's "This Is It" Single Debuts Online [Audio]

October 12, 2009 12:40 PM

The late Michael Jackson's memory continues to live on as a new single called "This Is It" has debuted online and will be featured on the singer's upcoming double disc album.

Continue reading Michael Jackson's "This Is It" Single Debuts Online [Audio].

Rick Ross Justifies Floyd Mayweather Diss, "He Wanted My Attention So I Gave It To Her" [Video]

October 12, 2009 12:00 PM

Rick Ross has broken his silence on his recent Floyd Mayweather, Jr. diss record "Go (War Remix)" and said the undefeated boxing champion was calling for the rapper's attention.

Continue reading Rick Ross Justifies Floyd Mayweather Diss, "He Wanted My Attention So I Gave It To Her" [Video].

Lupe Fiasco Challenges MTV's "Hot" List, "I'm Finna Just Work Every Day, Four Songs A Day" [Video]

October 12, 2009 11:00 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has promised to increase his work ethic and produce more records so he can secure a spot on MTV's "Hottest In The Game" 2010 list.

Continue reading Lupe Fiasco Challenges MTV's "Hot" List, "I'm Finna Just Work Every Day, Four Songs A Day" [Video].

50 Cent & G-Unit Plot "This Is 50 Fest" Tour, "We'll Continue Until We Load The Whole Map Up"

October 12, 2009 10:25 AM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has announced plans to turn his one-night This Is 50 Fest concert into a full tour making stops both in the South and on the West Coast.

Continue reading 50 Cent & G-Unit Plot "This Is 50 Fest" Tour, "We'll Continue Until We Load The Whole Map Up".

RAP ON HEALTH: "I Do Have Health Care Thanks To Def Jam Records" -Juelz Santana

October 12, 2009 10:00 AM

While many working Americans are undecided about the need to have health care insurance, entertainers like Juelz Santana have placed a high emphasis on gaining coverage through their employers.

Continue reading RAP ON HEALTH: "I Do Have Health Care Thanks To Def Jam Records" -Juelz Santana.

Drake Hints At Hollywood Move W/ Jamie Foxx, "Hopefully We'll Get To Do A Movie Together"

October 11, 2009 2:31 PM

Drake recently revealed his interest in going Hollywood amongst the likes of established actors, including Jamie Foxx, and being able to balance music and films.

Continue reading Drake Hints At Hollywood Move W/ Jamie Foxx, "Hopefully We'll Get To Do A Movie Together".

Kanye West Skips BET Hip Hop Awards, Jay-Z & Drake Takeover Ceremony

October 11, 2009 12:00 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West was reportedly absent from this year's BET Hip Hop Awards 2009 ceremony, however, rap stars Jay-Z and Drake showed up during this weekend's taping.

Continue reading Kanye West Skips BET Hip Hop Awards, Jay-Z & Drake Takeover Ceremony.

Lil Wayne To MTV, "Gucci Mane Was On The List & Eminem Wasn't?" [Video]

October 11, 2009 10:00 AM

Lil Wayne has become the latest artist to share a surprised reaction to Eminem not being placed on MTV's popular "Hottest in the Game" listing and losing out to Rick Ross, Fabolous and Raekwon.

Continue reading Lil Wayne To MTV, "Gucci Mane Was On The List & Eminem Wasn't?" [Video].

The Game Accused Of Not Paying $34K To Lawyers, Slapped W/ Lawsuit

October 11, 2009 8:00 AM

The Game is reportedly being taken to court for not paying the lawyers who helped him avoid a five year prison sentence in 2007 on gun charges.

Continue reading The Game Accused Of Not Paying $34K To Lawyers, Slapped W/ Lawsuit.

Lil Wayne's Songstress Shanell Joins Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign

October 10, 2009 2:00 PM

Lil Wayne songstress Shanell aka SNL has joined forces with Hard Rock Cafe's worldwide campaign to help bring breast cancer awareness throughout the world.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's Songstress Shanell Joins Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign .

Soulja Boy Confirms Being Arrested, "I'm Not Going Back To Jail!!"

October 10, 2009 12:00 PM

Teen rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em has confirmed recent reports which claimed he was arrested during a music video shoot last week and promised never to return to jail.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Confirms Being Arrested, "I'm Not Going Back To Jail!!".

UPDATE: Shyne's Father Speaks Out, Requests NY Governor Paterson For Pardon

October 10, 2009 10:00 AM

Shyne's father, Dean Barrow, has reportedly requested New York Governor David Paterson for a pardon to avoid his son from being deported to Belize.

Continue reading UPDATE: Shyne's Father Speaks Out, Requests NY Governor Paterson For Pardon.

Baby Makes Big Lil Wayne Announcement, "He's Coming With The Rock Album & Tha Carter IV [On The Same Day]" [Video]

October 10, 2009 8:59 AM

Cash Money Records co-founder Baby has broken his silence on Lil Wayne's delayed Rebirth album and said the project would drop on the same day as Tha Carter IV.

Continue reading Baby Makes Big Lil Wayne Announcement, "He's Coming With The Rock Album & Tha Carter IV [On The Same Day]" [Video].

Drake Confirms "Thank Me Later" First Single, "Me & The-Dream Both Sing On It"

October 10, 2009 12:00 AM

Young Money's Drake has confirmed recent reports of his debut album, Thank Me Later, being led by a The-Dream collaboration single and dropping around early next year.

Continue reading Drake Confirms "Thank Me Later" First Single, "Me & The-Dream Both Sing On It".

Jermaine Dupri Defends Eminem Against MTV's "Hottest In The Game," "The List Just Lost Its Credibility"

October 9, 2009 6:30 PM

Rap veteran Jermaine "JD" Dupri has spoken out against MTV's annual "Hottest In The Game" listing and questioned why Eminem did not make the final cut.

Continue reading Jermaine Dupri Defends Eminem Against MTV's "Hottest In The Game," "The List Just Lost Its Credibility".

Kanye West Reveals "Glow In The Dark" Book, "My Pain Brought My Greatest Creation To Date"

October 9, 2009 5:45 PM

Kanye West has revealed a portion of his upcoming Glow in the Dark book which will reportedly be released this month.

Continue reading Kanye West Reveals "Glow In The Dark" Book, "My Pain Brought My Greatest Creation To Date".

Shyne Calls Diddy A Liar, "He Never Spoke To Me [ & I'd Never] Accept A Phone Call From Him"

October 9, 2009 5:45 PM

Shyne has released a statement denying reports of a recent phone conversation with Diddy and said he would "never" speak with the Bad Boy Entertainment CEO.

Continue reading Shyne Calls Diddy A Liar, "He Never Spoke To Me [ & I'd Never] Accept A Phone Call From Him".

Asher Roth On President Obama, "Didn't Know You Could Win The Peace Prize By Just Talking Sh*t"

October 9, 2009 5:15 PM

Rap newcomer Asher Roth has questioned President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize achievement on Friday (October 9) and said standards for winning the iconic recognition should be re-examined.

Continue reading Asher Roth On President Obama, "Didn't Know You Could Win The Peace Prize By Just Talking Sh*t".

Shyne Inks W/ The Game, Jay-Z Blasts MTV For Eminem, Joe Budden Loses It & Method Man's A** Gets Taxed

October 9, 2009 4:00 PM

In this week's Pulse's Report, we're rockin' that thang back and examining the past seven days to peep why Shyne is repping The Game, find out how come Jay-Z is taking on MTV for Eminem, see why Joe Budden is a lost one, check out Method Man's tax problems and more.

Continue reading Shyne Inks W/ The Game, Jay-Z Blasts MTV For Eminem, Joe Budden Loses It & Method Man's A** Gets Taxed.

Tony Yayo Encourages Rap Unity, "I Know Your Eyes Is Buggin' On Slaughterhouse & The Unit"

October 9, 2009 3:00 PM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently spoke on his admiration for rap crews Slaughterhouse, Dipset and D-Block and has stressed the importance of unity among rappers.

Continue reading Tony Yayo Encourages Rap Unity, "I Know Your Eyes Is Buggin' On Slaughterhouse & The Unit".

Snoop Dogg Reunites The Game & Dr. Dre, "I've Always Been Known To Bring People Together" [Video]

October 9, 2009 2:30 PM

Snoop Dogg has broken his silence on a recently released image of himself, Dr. Dre and The Game together in a studio and said he was the reason behind the West Coast artists' reunion.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg Reunites The Game & Dr. Dre, "I've Always Been Known To Bring People Together" [Video].

Erick Sermon Addresses Gay Rumors, "It Started Getting Out Of Hand" [Video]

October 9, 2009 12:20 PM

EPMD's Erick Sermon has spoken on past speculation about his sexuality from media personalities including Wendy Williams.

Continue reading Erick Sermon Addresses Gay Rumors, "It Started Getting Out Of Hand" [Video].

Soulja Boy Tell Em Runs From Police, Arrested In Georgia

October 9, 2009 12:00 PM

Teen rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em was reportedly arrested this week and charged with obstruction after running from Georgia police.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Tell Em Runs From Police, Arrested In Georgia.

Juvenile Explains Hot Boys Reunion Hold Up, "I Really Had To Talk To Baby" [Video]

October 9, 2009 10:45 AM

While speculation about a Hot Boys reunion continues rise, Juvenile spoke with SOHH to confirm the group getting back together, explain how he and Baby were holding up progress and stress the importance of Mannie Fresh being on the album.

Continue reading Juvenile Explains Hot Boys Reunion Hold Up, "I Really Had To Talk To Baby" [Video].

Joe Budden On Slaughterhouse-Shady Records Deal, "I Hope It Happens!" [Audio]

October 9, 2009 10:25 AM

Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden has become the latest member to discuss rumors of his rap squad heading over to Eminem's Shady Records.

Continue reading Joe Budden On Slaughterhouse-Shady Records Deal, "I Hope It Happens!" [Audio].

RAP ON HEALTH: "We Shouldn't Have Fees For U.S. Citizens" -Playaz Circle

October 9, 2009 10:05 AM

As President Barack Obama continues his march for a more universal health care system in the United States, Playaz Circle explains the importance of insurance for all Americans.

Continue reading RAP ON HEALTH: "We Shouldn't Have Fees For U.S. Citizens" -Playaz Circle.

Jim Jones Reaches Out To Mase, "I Just Wanna Have A Conversation"

October 8, 2009 6:23 PM

Byrd Gang leader Jim Jones has weighed in on the possibility of hitting the studio with fellow Harlem, New York rapper Mase and why it is vital for them to meet face-to-face.

Continue reading Jim Jones Reaches Out To Mase, "I Just Wanna Have A Conversation".

Jay-Z Questions Eminem's Absence From MTV's "Hottest In The Game" List

October 8, 2009 5:36 PM

Jay-Z has shared his reaction to MTV's "Hottest MC's In The Game" listing him at number one and questioned why Grammy-winning rapper Eminem lost out to artists including Rick Ross, Gucci Mane and Young Jeezy.

Continue reading Jay-Z Questions Eminem's Absence From MTV's "Hottest In The Game" List.

Fat Joe Reveals Rap Domination Plans, "I'm Trying To Make The Ultimate Best Record In Hip-Hop History"

October 8, 2009 3:35 PM

On the heels of this week's release  of his new album J.O.S.E. Part II, Fat Joe has revealed his plans to win over non-believers and dominate hip-hop.

Continue reading Fat Joe Reveals Rap Domination Plans, "I'm Trying To Make The Ultimate Best Record In Hip-Hop History".

Drake Spills Details On "Thank Me Later" Debut, "It's About Trying To Tell The Greatest Story Never Told"

October 8, 2009 3:25 PM

Drake has continued to tease fans with details about his highly-anticipated Thank Me Later debut and has now revealed the concept behind his first Young Money release.

Continue reading Drake Spills Details On "Thank Me Later" Debut, "It's About Trying To Tell The Greatest Story Never Told".

The Clipse's Pusha T On Shyne, "We Reached Out To Him For 'Hell Hath No Fury'" [Audio]

October 8, 2009 1:30 PM

As the rap community continues to anticipate the return of Shyne, The Clipse's Pusha T spoke with SOHH about how the former  Bad Boy protege was initially slated to appear on their sophomore album Hell Hath No Fury.

Continue reading The Clipse's Pusha T On Shyne, "We Reached Out To Him For 'Hell Hath No Fury'" [Audio].

Yung Joc Pushes For Bad Boy Release, "I Got A Few Offers On The Table" [Video]

October 8, 2009 12:00 PM

Yung Joc recently updated fans on the status of his contract with Diddy's Bad Boy Entertainment and said he is still working on getting released from the popular label.

Continue reading Yung Joc Pushes For Bad Boy Release, "I Got A Few Offers On The Table" [Video].

RZA "Due" Back In Hollywood, Lands Movie Role W/ Jamie Foxx

October 8, 2009 11:50 AM

Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA has landed a new movie role alongside actors Robert Downey, Jr. and Jamie Foxx in an upcoming film called Due Date.

Continue reading RZA "Due" Back In Hollywood, Lands Movie Role W/ Jamie Foxx.

Hell Rell On Max B's 75 Year Sentence, "His Lawyer F*cked It Up, You Ain't Supposed To Be Blogging" [Video]

October 8, 2009 11:30 AM

Dipset associate Hell Rell recently weighed in on Max B's 75 year prison sentence and said his former Diplomat comrade should have paid for a better attorney.

Continue reading Hell Rell On Max B's 75 Year Sentence, "His Lawyer F*cked It Up, You Ain't Supposed To Be Blogging" [Video].

The Clipse Ex-Manager Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking, Faces 15 Years In Prison

October 8, 2009 10:30 AM

The Clipse's former manager Anthony "Geezy" Gonzalez has reportedly pleaded guilty and admitted to drug trafficking charges this week.

Continue reading The Clipse Ex-Manager Pleads Guilty To Drug Trafficking, Faces 15 Years In Prison.

Saigon Stands By 50 Cent's Hood Credibility, "He's A Goon & He's In The Street" [Video]

October 8, 2009 10:25 AM

New York rapper Saigon recently spoke on his relationship with 50 Cent and despite past comments by Jay-Z questioning the rapper's bad guy image, the rapper said Fif has maintained his street credibility.

Continue reading Saigon Stands By 50 Cent's Hood Credibility, "He's A Goon & He's In The Street" [Video].

Papoose Preps Major Announcement, "I'm About To Make A Real Power Move"

October 8, 2009 10:15 AM

New York rapper Papoose has suggested that he is on the verge of making a "big announcement" and revealing a new record label home for his debut album.

Continue reading Papoose Preps Major Announcement, "I'm About To Make A Real Power Move".

RAP ON HEALTH: "They Didn't Want To Accept My Wife Because She Was Pregnant" -Warren G

October 8, 2009 10:10 AM

The health care reform debates have continued to expose the complications behind insurance policies in America and show why artists like Warren G have fallen victim to the strict system.

Continue reading RAP ON HEALTH: "They Didn't Want To Accept My Wife Because She Was Pregnant" -Warren G.

UPDATE: Shyne's Uncle Prepared For Deportation, "His Accommodations Are Ready & Waiting For Him In Belize"

October 8, 2009 12:41 AM

As the decision on whether rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow will be deported to his country of origin, Belize, after serving eight years in prison continues, the emcee's uncle has said he is ready to welcome his nephew if forced to leave the United States.

Continue reading UPDATE: Shyne's Uncle Prepared For Deportation, "His Accommodations Are Ready & Waiting For Him In Belize".

Method Man On Tax Evasion Arrest, "Uncle Sam Pimp Slapped Me" [Audio]

October 7, 2009 6:15 PM

Rapper Clifford "Method Man" Smith has broken his silence on his arrest earlier this week for tax evasion charges and said he has "learned" his lesson.

Continue reading Method Man On Tax Evasion Arrest, "Uncle Sam Pimp Slapped Me" [Audio].

Wale's Debut Album "Attention: Deficit" Delayed

October 7, 2009 5:45 PM

Wale's highly-anticipated debut album, Attention: Deficit, has reportedly received a slight release date push back.

Continue reading Wale's Debut Album "Attention: Deficit" Delayed .

Ne-Yo Assists 50 Cent's "Before I Self Destruct" LP, "I Just Tried To Add To The Hotness"

October 7, 2009 5:35 PM

Ne-Yo recently discussed being one of the select featured artists on 50 Cent's upcoming Before I Self Destruct album and described how their "Baby By Me" collaboration was created.

Continue reading Ne-Yo Assists 50 Cent's "Before I Self Destruct" LP, "I Just Tried To Add To The Hotness".

Buckshot's Open Message To Shyne, "Come Out & Stay Independent" [Audio]

October 7, 2009 4:55 PM

With this week's delayed release of former Bad Boy protege Jamal "Shyne" Barrow, Boot Camp Clik's Buckshot recently hit up SOHH to discuss what rap plans his fellow New York-bred emcee should embark upon after serving eight years behind bars.

Continue reading Buckshot's Open Message To Shyne, "Come Out & Stay Independent" [Audio].

Eminem Promises Emotional-Driven "Relapse 2" LP, "I Went Back To Making Songs W/ Feels To Them" [Audio]

October 7, 2009 3:50 PM

Eminem has revealed more details about his upcoming Relapse 2 album and said the project would be more emotion-based than his platinum-selling Relapse.

Continue reading Eminem Promises Emotional-Driven "Relapse 2" LP, "I Went Back To Making Songs W/ Feels To Them" [Audio].

Joe Budden Questions Tahiry's Break-Up Talk, "It's Making 5 Years A Gimmick" [Audio]

October 7, 2009 3:05 PM

Joe Budden has responded to recent interviews in which his ex-girlfriend Tahiry has discussed their break-up and said the media is attempting to exploit their relationship.

Continue reading Joe Budden Questions Tahiry's Break-Up Talk, "It's Making 5 Years A Gimmick" [Audio].

Fat Joe On Jay-Z Crashing "J.O.S.E. II" Party, "I Thought It Was Cool He Showed Up" [Video]

October 7, 2009 2:50 PM

Fat Joe recently addressed Jay-Z's appearance at his J.O.S.E. Part II album release party in New York last month and said the two have no conflicts despite media speculation.

Continue reading Fat Joe On Jay-Z Crashing "J.O.S.E. II" Party, "I Thought It Was Cool He Showed Up" [Video].

Mariah Carey Reaches Perfection At No. 3, Jay-Z Leaves Top 5 & Ghostface Killah, Playaz Circle, Mack 10 Invade The Charts

October 7, 2009 1:25 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Mariah Carey finds a perfect spot at No. 3, Jay-Z inches closer to a million at No. 6, Drake is still Top 20-bound, plus Ghostface Killah, Playaz Circle, Mack 10, LeBron James and more attack the charts with new releases.

Continue reading Mariah Carey Reaches Perfection At No. 3, Jay-Z Leaves Top 5 & Ghostface Killah, Playaz Circle, Mack 10 Invade The Charts.

Fabolous Clarifies Recent Remarks, "I'm Not Against 50 [Cent] & I Didn't Say It In A Beef Way"

October 7, 2009 12:15 PM

After 50 Cent publicly responded to Fabolous' tweets about about the This Is 50 Fest, the New York rapper has clarified his comments and said he was merely sharing an opinion.

Continue reading Fabolous Clarifies Recent Remarks, "I'm Not Against 50 [Cent] & I Didn't Say It In A Beef Way".

Pharrell Adds Female Singer To N.E.R.D., "We Can Go In So Many More Directions"

October 7, 2009 11:20 AM

Pharrell Williams has confirmed the new addition of female singer Rhea to his rap-rock group  N.E.R.D. and explained why he decided to seek out a fourth member.

Continue reading Pharrell Adds Female Singer To N.E.R.D., "We Can Go In So Many More Directions".

Diddy On Collaborating W/ The Lox, "We Have To Sit Down & Have A Real Meeting"

October 7, 2009 11:15 AM

Diddy recently spoke on the possibility of bringing The Lox back to Bad Boy Entertainment and overseeing the trio's upcoming group project.

Continue reading Diddy On Collaborating W/ The Lox, "We Have To Sit Down & Have A Real Meeting".

Fat Joe Thanks 50 Cent For "J.O.S.E. II" Promo, "Nobody Was Thinking About Me Before That, I Love You" [Audio]

October 7, 2009 11:00 AM

Fat Joe has responded to 50 Cent's recent attacks on his new album, J.O.S.E. Part II, and said the G-Unit leader helped promote the project better than his record label.

Continue reading Fat Joe Thanks 50 Cent For "J.O.S.E. II" Promo, "Nobody Was Thinking About Me Before That, I Love You" [Audio].

RAP ON HEALTH: "I'm Really Not Up On The Politics Of Health Care" -Juvenile

October 7, 2009 10:30 AM

While the health care reform debate rages on in Congress, many Americans, like the Hot Boys' Juvenile, are unaware of President Barack Obama's latest plans.

Continue reading RAP ON HEALTH: "I'm Really Not Up On The Politics Of Health Care" -Juvenile.

Joell Ortiz On Slaughterhouse Heading To Shady, "That Would Be A Blessing" [Video]

October 7, 2009 10:15 AM

Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz recently opened up about what it would mean for his rap group to sign with Shady Records and explained why Eminem may be one of the few label heads who could appreciate the four-member team.

Continue reading Joell Ortiz On Slaughterhouse Heading To Shady, "That Would Be A Blessing" [Video].

UPDATE: 50 Cent Responds To Fabolous, "Reading What Fab Said About Me Was Disappointing"

October 6, 2009 6:00 PM

50 Cent has responded to  Fabolous' critique of his This Is 50 festival and said he was surprised that Loso blamed him for creating an "isolated & crumbled" New York hip-hop scene.

Continue reading UPDATE: 50 Cent Responds To Fabolous, "Reading What Fab Said About Me Was Disappointing".

Young Gunz To Reunite W/ New Record Deal, "It's A Toss Up Between Roc Nation & Interscope"

October 6, 2009 5:10 PM

State Property's Young Chris and Young Neef recently announced plans to drop a third group project together and discussed the possibility of signing to Jay-Z's Roc Nation imprint.

Continue reading Young Gunz To Reunite W/ New Record Deal, "It's A Toss Up Between Roc Nation & Interscope".

UPDATE: Shyne Being Held By Immigration Officials, Faces Possible Deportation

October 6, 2009 4:28 PM

Rapper Jamal "Shyne" Barrow is reportedly being held by immigration officials and is facing possible deportation.

Continue reading UPDATE: Shyne Being Held By Immigration Officials, Faces Possible Deportation.

The Game On "Change Of Heart"

October 6, 2009 4:00 PM

For Caption Diss, the good folks at SOHH are putting the shine on y'all, the readers, to determine the final word. The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets the SOHH Caption Diss spotlight for seven days. Ball up.

Continue reading The Game On "Change Of Heart".

Former G-Unit Singer Olivia Goes Hollywood, "I've Been Doing Movies" [Video]

October 6, 2009 3:35 PM

Former G-Unit member Olivia recently spoke on parting ways with 50 Cent's camp, completing an upcoming album and pursuing a career in the film industry.

Continue reading Former G-Unit Singer Olivia Goes Hollywood, "I've Been Doing Movies" [Video].

Fat Joe Executive Producer Rico Love Talks "J.O.S.E. II," "Joe Is Hip-Hop Royalty"

October 6, 2009 3:15 PM

Fat Joe collaborator Rico Love recently hit up SOHH to discuss co-executive producing the Terror Squad leader's new album J.O.S.E. Part II and why the rapper should be respected as "hip-hop royalty."

Continue reading Fat Joe Executive Producer Rico Love Talks "J.O.S.E. II," "Joe Is Hip-Hop Royalty".

Dr. Dre Blames "Detox" Delay On Lack Of Motivation [Video]

October 6, 2009 2:50 PM

Dr. Dre has decided to keep fans waiting on the release of his highly-anticipated Detox album and said a lack of motivation has kept it off store shelves.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Blames "Detox" Delay On Lack Of Motivation [Video].

Fabolous Questions 50 Cent's "This Is 50" Fest, "He's One Of The Reasons NY Hip-Hop Became So Isolated"

October 6, 2009 2:00 PM

Fabolous has questioned the motives behind 50 Cent's recent This Is 50 Festival which brought Slaughterhouse, D-Block, G-Unit and more to one stage.

Continue reading Fabolous Questions 50 Cent's "This Is 50" Fest, "He's One Of The Reasons NY Hip-Hop Became So Isolated".

DJ Webstar & Jim Jones' "Rooftop" Drops, "This Whole Album Is Geared Toward Girls" [Video]

October 6, 2009 12:05 PM

With today's release of DJ Webstar and Jim Jones' duet album, The Rooftop, SOHH hit up one half of the Harlem duo to learn more about the project's motivation and find out who will be featured on the project.

Continue reading DJ Webstar & Jim Jones' "Rooftop" Drops, "This Whole Album Is Geared Toward Girls" [Video].

Beyonce Breaks Silence On Kanye West's VMA Remarks, "I Knew His Intentions"

October 6, 2009 11:40 AM

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce Knowles has broken her silence on Kanye West defending her "Single Ladies" music video during last month's Video Music Awards 2009 ceremony.

Continue reading Beyonce Breaks Silence On Kanye West's VMA Remarks, "I Knew His Intentions".

50 Cent On "Before I Self Destruct" Cover, "My Imperfections Are Visible On There"

October 6, 2009 11:15 AM

50 Cent has confirmed recent reports of his official Before I Self Destruct album cover landing online last week and said the artwork was his attempt to make his latest project different than previous efforts.

Continue reading 50 Cent On "Before I Self Destruct" Cover, "My Imperfections Are Visible On There".

Fabolous, Red Cafe & Wale Welcome Shyne Home, "Somebody Gettin' Outta Jail Is Like A Hood Holiday"

October 6, 2009 10:41 AM

Fabolous, Red Cafe and Wale have publicly welcomed home Jamal "Shyne" Barrow, the former Diddy protege who is scheduled to be released today after serving a 10-year prison sentence for a 1999 shooting.

Continue reading Fabolous, Red Cafe & Wale Welcome Shyne Home, "Somebody Gettin' Outta Jail Is Like A Hood Holiday".

Diddy On Lil Wayne's Young Money, "[He's] Doing The New Generation Of Bad Boy"

October 6, 2009 10:35 AM

Diddy recently spoke on the emergence of Lil Wayne's Young Money roster, which includes Drake and Nicki Minaj, and explained why the label's rise is reminiscent of Bad Boy Entertainment's dominance in the early 1990's.

Continue reading Diddy On Lil Wayne's Young Money, "[He's] Doing The New Generation Of Bad Boy".

RAP ON HEALTH: "I Was Thinking About Going To A City That Carries Free Health Care" -Raekwon

October 6, 2009 8:00 AM

As President Barack Obama prepares to make history by signing a new health care bill into legislation, SOHH looks back at Raekwon speaking to us about the importance of having family coverage

Continue reading RAP ON HEALTH: "I Was Thinking About Going To A City That Carries Free Health Care" -Raekwon.

Jim Jones Admits To Ne-Yo Associate Assault, "Guilty As Charged People Not Livin Right"

October 5, 2009 6:24 PM

Byrd Gang leader Jim Jones pleaded guilty in a New York courtroom today (October 5) for reportedly assaulting an associate of R&B singer Ne-Yo.

Continue reading Jim Jones Admits To Ne-Yo Associate Assault, "Guilty As Charged People Not Livin Right".

UPDATE: Method Man Released From Criminal Court On Tax Evasion Charges [Video]

October 5, 2009 5:55 PM

Rapper Clifford "Method Man" Smith was released Monday (October 5) from a New York criminal court hours after turning himself into authorities on tax evasion charges.

Continue reading UPDATE: Method Man Released From Criminal Court On Tax Evasion Charges [Video].

Rick Ross Affiliates Triple C's Album Cover Revealed, Tracklisting Lands Online

October 5, 2009 5:45 PM

The cover art for Triple C's new album, Custom Cars & Cycles has landed online today (October 5) with a confirmed track listing which includes their mentor Rick Ross as well as Bun B, Young Jeezy, The Game and more.

Continue reading Rick Ross Affiliates Triple C's Album Cover Revealed, Tracklisting Lands Online.

Nas Takes On The Media, "I'm Not Gonna Change My Music To Make It More Positive" [Video]

October 5, 2009 5:15 PM

Grammy-nominated rapper Nas recently addressed the media's suggestion that his violent songs encourage teenage violence and said he has no plans to change his lyrical content.

Continue reading Nas Takes On The Media, "I'm Not Gonna Change My Music To Make It More Positive" [Video].

Hell Rell On Lil Mama Stage-Crashing His Set, "I Might Snuff Her" [Video]

October 5, 2009 5:10 PM

Dipset associate Hell Rell has become the latest person to weigh-in on last month's Video Music Awards 2009 stunts and said Lil Mama's on-stage rush may have ended violently if done to him.

Continue reading Hell Rell On Lil Mama Stage-Crashing His Set, "I Might Snuff Her" [Video].

Tahiry Confirms Joe Budden Break-Up, Talks Fabolous Relationship

October 5, 2009 2:45 PM

Joe Budden's former girlfriend Tahiry has confirmed parting ways with the Slaughterhouse rapper and revealed details behind her past relationship with Fabolous.

Continue reading Tahiry Confirms Joe Budden Break-Up, Talks Fabolous Relationship.

Lloyd Banks Hints At Joe Budden Collabo, "I Just Hollered At Slaughterhouse" [Video]

October 5, 2009 1:20 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has hinted at a possible collaboration with Joe Budden and Slaughterhouse for his upcoming mixtape, V5, despite the fact that Budden has verbally attacked him in the past.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Hints At Joe Budden Collabo, "I Just Hollered At Slaughterhouse" [Video].

Ras Kass On Moving Past The Game, "He's A Stripper [&] Got Beat Up A Lot" [Video]

October 5, 2009 1:00 PM

West Coast rap veteran Ras Kass recently spoke on his longstanding conflict with The Game and his inability to look past the Black Wall Street leader's publicized past to dead their issues.

Continue reading Ras Kass On Moving Past The Game, "He's A Stripper [&] Got Beat Up A Lot" [Video].

BREAKING: Method Man Arrested, Turns Himself In For Tax Evasion Charges

October 5, 2009 12:08 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Clifford "Method Man" Smith has reportedly turned himself in to New York authorities and has been arrested on charges related to tax evasion.

Continue reading BREAKING: Method Man Arrested, Turns Himself In For Tax Evasion Charges.

RAP ON HEALTH: "Obama Made A Lot Of Promises To People" -DJ Webstar

October 5, 2009 12:00 PM

President Barack Obama has been met with both support and criticism over the past few weeks due to his push for health care reform in the United States, a push which DJ Webstar believes is needed for all Americans.

Continue reading RAP ON HEALTH: "Obama Made A Lot Of Promises To People" -DJ Webstar.

Former Bad Boy Ghostwriter Exposes Diddy, "Biggie Was Already On His Way Out The Door" [Video]

October 5, 2009 10:40 AM

Former Bad Boy rapper Mark Curry recently took aim at Diddy by exposing the rap mogul's business habits and his estranged relationship with the late Biggie Smalls.

Continue reading Former Bad Boy Ghostwriter Exposes Diddy, "Biggie Was Already On His Way Out The Door" [Video].

Bounty Killer Denied Entrance Into Trinidad, Forced To Exit Country

October 5, 2009 10:20 AM

Dancehall artist Rodney "Bounty Killer" Price was reportedly barred from entering Trinidad by police and was unable to perform at a scheduled concert over the weekend.

Continue reading Bounty Killer Denied Entrance Into Trinidad, Forced To Exit Country.

Eve's "Whip It!" & LeBron James' "More Than A Game" Score Low Box Office Sales

October 5, 2009 10:10 AM

Eve's new film Whip It! and LeBron James' More Than A Game documentary debuted over the weekend with estimated box office sales $5.1 million combined.

Continue reading Eve's "Whip It!" & LeBron James' "More Than A Game" Score Low Box Office Sales.

Shawnna Reportedly Leaves Ludacris' DTP, T-Pain Confirms Nappy Boy Signing [Video]

October 4, 2009 2:28 PM

Disturbin' Tha Peace's Shawnna has reportedly left Ludacris' imprint to join forces with T-Pain's label, Nappy Boy Entertainment, as announced by the auto-tune king over the weekend.

Continue reading Shawnna Reportedly Leaves Ludacris' DTP, T-Pain Confirms Nappy Boy Signing [Video].

G-Unit, D-Block, Slaughterhouse, Dipset & More Takeover This Is 50 Fest [Video]

October 4, 2009 1:11 PM

50 Cent's highly-anticipated This Is 50 Festival took place last night (October 3) and featured a wide range of acts including D-Block, Slaughterhouse, Dipset and more.


Continue reading G-Unit, D-Block, Slaughterhouse, Dipset & More Takeover This Is 50 Fest [Video].

Snoop Dogg Tells Bill O'Reilly To Fall Back, "I Got Friends Like 50 Cent & Eminem"

October 4, 2009 12:32 PM

Snoop Dogg recently updated fans on his issues with controversial television host Bill O'Reilly and said associates including 50 Cent and Eminem have his back.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg Tells Bill O'Reilly To Fall Back, "I Got Friends Like 50 Cent & Eminem".

Joe Budden & Lloyd Banks Dead Past Issues At This Is 50 Fest

October 4, 2009 12:09 PM

Joe Budden publicly deaded his past issues with Lloyd Banks by having a one on one conversation with the G-Unit emcee last night (October 3) during the This Is 50 Festival in New York.

Continue reading Joe Budden & Lloyd Banks Dead Past Issues At This Is 50 Fest.

50 Cent Breaks Down "Before I Self Destruct" LP, "I Did This Joint W/ R.Kelly"

October 3, 2009 7:00 PM

50 Cent has revealed details surrounding his upcoming Before I Self Destruct album and said the Curtis follow-up will feature guest appearances by Ne-Yo and R. Kelly.

Continue reading 50 Cent Breaks Down "Before I Self Destruct" LP, "I Did This Joint W/ R.Kelly".

Eminem Uncovers "Relapse 2" Details, "Me & 50 Cent Did A Couple Of Records"

October 3, 2009 6:36 PM

Eminem has broken his silence on the highly-anticipated Relapse 2 album and said fans should expect to hear 50 Cent on the project along with production from Just Blaze.

Continue reading Eminem Uncovers "Relapse 2" Details, "Me & 50 Cent Did A Couple Of Records".

The Game Emerges For Dr. Dre's "Detox" LP, "Aftermath Or Die!"

October 3, 2009 6:30 PM

The Game has emerged after months of silence with an announcement of being in the studio with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg for the long-awaited Detox album.

Continue reading The Game Emerges For Dr. Dre's "Detox" LP, "Aftermath Or Die!".

Royce Da 5'9 Discusses Slaugterhouse's Future, "The Interest In Shady & Any Other Label Is Great For Us"

October 3, 2009 6:00 PM

Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9 recently revealed the future of his rap group, his chances of signing to Eminem's Shady Records and the importance of dropping their sophomore album on a major label.

Continue reading Royce Da 5'9 Discusses Slaugterhouse's Future, "The Interest In Shady & Any Other Label Is Great For Us".

Wale To Maintain Go-Go Sound On "Attention: Deficit" LP

October 3, 2009 4:30 PM

Washington, DC-based rapper Wale will embrace his hometown roots by placing a portion of regional go-go music on his upcoming Attention: Deficit debut which drops next month.

Continue reading Wale To Maintain Go-Go Sound On "Attention: Deficit" LP.

Jay-Z Reflects On Mr. Magic's Passing, "We Lost One Of Our Pioneers" [Audio]

October 3, 2009 8:30 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z has shared his reaction to yesterday's (October 2) unexpected passing of John "Mr. Magic" Rivas and said hip-hop has lost one of its pioneers.

Continue reading Jay-Z Reflects On Mr. Magic's Passing, "We Lost One Of Our Pioneers" [Audio].

Snoop Dogg Blazes W/ Method Man & Redman For "Wonderland High School Tour"

October 3, 2009 8:18 AM

Snoop Dogg has announced plans to hit the road for a fall tour with Method Man and Redman in support of his upcoming album Malice In Wonderland.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg Blazes W/ Method Man & Redman For "Wonderland High School Tour".

B.G. To Dominate W/ T.I., Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy, "I'm Coming Back & Taking Everything"

October 3, 2009 7:50 AM

Former Hot Boys frontman B.G. has recruited T.I., Lil Wayne, Young Jeezy, Juvenile and more for his upcoming album Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood set to drop next month.

Continue reading B.G. To Dominate W/ T.I., Lil Wayne & Young Jeezy, "I'm Coming Back & Taking Everything".

UPDATE: Lady Gaga Clarifies Kanye West Dropping From "Fame Kills" Tour, Responds To 50 Cent

October 2, 2009 5:45 PM

Lady Gaga has confirmed yesterday's reports of her joint Kanye West Fame Kills tour being canceled and has responded to 50 Cent's retracted gay comments from earlier this week.

Continue reading UPDATE: Lady Gaga Clarifies Kanye West Dropping From "Fame Kills" Tour, Responds To 50 Cent.

Ludacris Paper Stacks W/ T.I., "[We] Just Raised Over $100K For Flood Victims In ATL"

October 2, 2009 5:40 PM

With the recent reports of Ludacris and T.I. linking up for a charity to help Georgia flood victims, SOHH hit up the head honcho of Disturbing Tha Peace to find out how he got together with the incarcerated rapper.

Continue reading Ludacris Paper Stacks W/ T.I., "[We] Just Raised Over $100K For Flood Victims In ATL".

Eminem's Publisher Settles Multi-Million Dollar Apple Lawsuit

October 2, 2009 5:15 PM

Eminem's music publisher, Eight Mile Style LLC, has reportedly settled their multi-million dollar lawsuit against Apple Inc. over the company's unauthorized usage of nearly 100 licensed songs including the rapper's Oscar-winning "Lose Yourself."

Continue reading Eminem's Publisher Settles Multi-Million Dollar Apple Lawsuit.

Diddy Books Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross & Drake For "Last Train To Paris"

October 2, 2009 4:55 PM

Diddy has broken his silence on the upcoming Last Train To Paris album and said Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Drake and more are set to make the project's guest features cut.

Continue reading Diddy Books Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross & Drake For "Last Train To Paris".

Fat Joe Hospitalizes 50 Cent, T-Pain Kisses Jay-Z's A**, Kanye West's Fame Kills & Nas Is A Shook One

October 2, 2009 4:50 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, we're going throwback over the past seven days to check out how Fat Joe bodied 50 Cent, why Jay-Z is asking T-Pain how his a** taste, to learn how fame killed Kanye West, why Nas is "shook" and much more.

Continue reading Fat Joe Hospitalizes 50 Cent, T-Pain Kisses Jay-Z's A**, Kanye West's Fame Kills & Nas Is A Shook One.

DJ Khaled Reveals Drake Collabo & Talks "Victory" LP, "Young Jeezy Is A Major Part Of My Album"

October 2, 2009 4:45 PM

DJ Khaled has linked with Young Jeezy for a large portion of his upcoming Victory album and decided to add an element of R&B by also tapping Drake and Usher.

Continue reading DJ Khaled Reveals Drake Collabo & Talks "Victory" LP, "Young Jeezy Is A Major Part Of My Album".

Killer Mike Holds Down Grand Hustle, "I Want T.I. To Step Out To A Moving Running Engine"

October 2, 2009 3:30 PM

Grand Hustle's Killer Mike aka Mike Bigga, who is holding down the company's name while T.I. serves his 366-day prison sentence, recently discussed his plans for  the "King of the South's" 2010 release.

Continue reading Killer Mike Holds Down Grand Hustle, "I Want T.I. To Step Out To A Moving Running Engine".

Lloyd Clarifies Controversial Ciara Remarks, "No, I'm Not Calling Her A B*tch"

October 2, 2009 2:10 PM

After Lloyd caught some heat earlier this week for labeling singer Ciara a "Hollywood B*tch," the former Murder Inc. artist has clarified his remarks.

Continue reading Lloyd Clarifies Controversial Ciara Remarks, "No, I'm Not Calling Her A B*tch".

Nick Cannon Warns Eminem, "He's Lucky I Haven't Run Into Him Yet"

October 2, 2009 2:00 PM

Nick Cannon has addressed Eminem's previous attacks on his wife, Mariah Carey, and said he will not respect the rapper until they speak one-on-one.

Continue reading Nick Cannon Warns Eminem, "He's Lucky I Haven't Run Into Him Yet".

DJ Premier Announces Mr. Magic's Death, "He Passed Away This Morning"

October 2, 2009 12:30 PM

DJ Premier has announced the unexpected passing of radio personality and hip-hop pioneer John "Mr. Magic" Rivas who reportedly suffered from a fatal heart attack Friday (October 2) morning.


Continue reading DJ Premier Announces Mr. Magic's Death, "He Passed Away This Morning".

Lil Wayne's Felony Drug Case Put On Hold

October 2, 2009 11:40 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Dwayne "Lil Wayne" Carter has reportedly had his Arizona felony drug and weapons case delayed until next year.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's Felony Drug Case Put On Hold.

Omarion On Leaving Young Money, "[Bow Wow] Didn't Have Anything To Do W/ Me Wanting To Be Released"

October 2, 2009 11:15 AM

Former Young Money artist Omarion recently spoke on eaving Lil Wayne's label and said Bow Wow his former collaborator and recent Cash Money Records signee did not force him to part ways.

Continue reading Omarion On Leaving Young Money, "[Bow Wow] Didn't Have Anything To Do W/ Me Wanting To Be Released".

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Kid Cudi On Jay-Z Collabos, "We Gonna Move Forward & Try To Make More Original Sh*t"

October 2, 2009 10:30 AM

With Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3 on the verge of platinum status after only three weeks of availability, SOHH spoke to Kid Cudi about his guest feature on the project and his relationship with Hov.

Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Kid Cudi On Jay-Z Collabos, "We Gonna Move Forward & Try To Make More Original Sh*t".

Royce Da 5'9 Reveals Writing Duties For Diddy, "I Give Him What He Asks For" [Video]

October 2, 2009 10:15 AM

Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9 recently revealed his working relationship with Diddy as one of the rap mogul's personal writers and described how the two create records together.

Continue reading Royce Da 5'9 Reveals Writing Duties For Diddy, "I Give Him What He Asks For" [Video].

Nelly Recruits St. Lunatics For Self-Titled Album, "It's Definitely Coming" [Video]

October 2, 2009 10:00 AM

Nelly has announced plans to release his new upcoming self-titled album, Nelly, next year and said fans should expect to see a return of his rap group, The St. Lunatics, on the project.

Continue reading Nelly Recruits St. Lunatics For Self-Titled Album, "It's Definitely Coming" [Video].

Kanye West & Lady Gaga's "Fame Kills" Tour Canceled

October 1, 2009 6:30 PM

Kanye West's Fame Kills tour with pop singer Lady Gaga has reportedly been canceled according to reports by Live Nation.

Continue reading Kanye West & Lady Gaga's "Fame Kills" Tour Canceled .

Fat Joe & Jay-Z Meet Face-To-Face At "J.O.S.E. Pt. II" Party

October 1, 2009 5:59 PM

Reports have landed online which claim Fat Joe and Jay-Z came across one another during a recent nightclub celebration in New York City, however, appeared to keep their distance.

Continue reading Fat Joe & Jay-Z Meet Face-To-Face At "J.O.S.E. Pt. II" Party.

Jay-Z & Alicia Keys' "Empire State Of Mind" Music Vid Footage Leaks Online [Video]

October 1, 2009 5:24 PM

Footage of Jay-Z and Alicia Keys' upcoming "Empire State of Mind" music video has landed online today (October 1) and shows Hov filming scenes throughout New York City.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Alicia Keys' "Empire State Of Mind" Music Vid Footage Leaks Online [Video].

50 Cent's "Before I Self Destruct" Album Artwork Revealed

October 1, 2009 4:00 PM

The cover artwork for 50 Cent's upcoming Before I Self Destruct album landed online today (October 1) and has been confirmed by the G-Unit leader's personal website.

Continue reading 50 Cent's "Before I Self Destruct" Album Artwork Revealed.

SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Juvenile On Young Buck & UTP Reunion, "I'm Never Gonna Shy Away From Trying To Do Business" [Video]

October 1, 2009 12:00 PM

With the emergence of Young Buck on a number of mixtapes as of late, Juvenile recently kicked back with SOHH to discuss the possibility of a UTP reunion with the former G-Unit member.


Continue reading SOHH EXCLUSIVE: Juvenile On Young Buck & UTP Reunion, "I'm Never Gonna Shy Away From Trying To Do Business" [Video].

Diddy & Mase Dead Past Issues, "He Called Me One Day & Said He Wanted To Apologize"

October 1, 2009 11:25 AM

Diddy recently spoke on accepting an apology from Bad Boy protege Mase and explained why the rapper-turned-preacher's contract complications were not based on any wrongdoing from his end.

Continue reading Diddy & Mase Dead Past Issues, "He Called Me One Day & Said He Wanted To Apologize".

50 Cent On Jay-Z, "[He's] The Coolest Punk in Hip-Hop" [Audio]

October 1, 2009 10:50 AM

50 Cent has responded to Jay-Z's recent claim that no one is intimidated by the G-Unit leader saying fans forced Hov to publicly make that statement.

Continue reading 50 Cent On Jay-Z, "[He's] The Coolest Punk in Hip-Hop" [Audio].

The Clipse's Malice Plans To Drop New Book, "It Gives You An Inside Look Of The Industry"

October 1, 2009 10:30 AM

The Clipse's Malice has announced plans to take his pen game to book stores with the upcoming release of Wretched, Pitiful, Poor, Blind and Naked.

Continue reading The Clipse's Malice Plans To Drop New Book, "It Gives You An Inside Look Of The Industry".

T-Pain Pens Jay-Z Apology Song, "Diddy Said Ain't No Excuse For What I Did" [Audio]

October 1, 2009 10:00 AM

T-Pain has released a song in which he apologizes to Jay-Z for publicly dissing the rapper during a concert last month and has asked for the rapper's forgiveness.

Continue reading T-Pain Pens Jay-Z Apology Song, "Diddy Said Ain't No Excuse For What I Did" [Audio].

Ghostface Killah Discusses RZA's Royalty Lawsuit Appeal, "At The End Of The Day, This Is Business"

October 1, 2009 12:00 AM

Ghostface Killah has responded to The RZA's intent to appeal a $158,000 royalty lawsuit that Ghost won against him and said despite their Wu-Tang Clan relationship, the matter is strictly business.

Continue reading Ghostface Killah Discusses RZA's Royalty Lawsuit Appeal, "At The End Of The Day, This Is Business".

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