December 2009 Archives

T.I.'s Gun Trial, R.Kelly Sex Tape, Shyne Shooting Top Decade Legal Cases

December 31, 2009 11:55 PM

As we move forward into a new decade, SOHH spoke with Lil Scrappy, Juvenile, DJ Webstar and Rakim to find out what was the biggest legal case over the past ten years.

Continue reading T.I.'s Gun Trial, R.Kelly Sex Tape, Shyne Shooting Top Decade Legal Cases.

UPDATE: Crooked I Scolds Benzino's Actions, "Showing Guns On The Internet?"

December 31, 2009 3:46 PM

Less than 24 hours after Benzino released a video warning Slaughterhouse about the consequences of sparking a beef against him, group member Crooked I has spoke out against the rap veteran's actions.

Continue reading UPDATE: Crooked I Scolds Benzino's Actions, "Showing Guns On The Internet?".

Raekwon Narrows Date For Joint Album W/ Method Man & Ghostface Killah

December 31, 2009 2:00 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has given the latest update on his delayed Method Man and Ghostface Killah joint album and said fans should prepare for its release early next year.

Continue reading Raekwon Narrows Date For Joint Album W/ Method Man & Ghostface Killah.

Vivica A. Fox On Re-Linking W/ 50 Cent, "I Got This Surprise Call" [Video]

December 31, 2009 12:05 PM

Actress Vivica A. Fox has shared how she came back together with ex-boyfriend 50 Cent for his "Do You Think About Me" music video and her overall reaction to their chemistry.

Continue reading Vivica A. Fox On Re-Linking W/ 50 Cent, "I Got This Surprise Call" [Video].

Chris Brown Returns To Twitter, "I Decided To Come Back"

December 31, 2009 11:52 AM

Just weeks after deleting his Twitter page, Chris Brown has had a change of heart and has re-joined the public social network.

Continue reading Chris Brown Returns To Twitter, "I Decided To Come Back".

50 Cent, Ludacris & Nelly Top Most No. 1 Songs Of Decade

December 31, 2009 11:30 AM

Rappers 50 Cent, Ludacris and Nelly have been recognized as artists with the most number one songs over the past ten years.

Continue reading 50 Cent, Ludacris & Nelly Top Most No. 1 Songs Of Decade.

Juvenile, Warren G, Rakim & DJ Webstar Talk Most Popular Sayings Of Decade

December 31, 2009 11:00 AM

As we move forward into a new decade, SOHH spoke with Juvenile, Warren G, Rakim and DJ Webstar to find out what was the biggest hip-hop slang over the past ten years.

Continue reading Juvenile, Warren G, Rakim & DJ Webstar Talk Most Popular Sayings Of Decade.

Benzino Clears Up Royce Da 5'9 & Raekwon Conflict, "Rae Ain't Have Nothing To Do W/ It" [Video]

December 31, 2009 9:05 AM

Former Source Magazine owner Benzino has cleared up initial confusion with his "Break To Build" Royce Da 5'9 diss track intentionally including a verse from Raekwon as a sign of support.

Continue reading Benzino Clears Up Royce Da 5'9 & Raekwon Conflict, "Rae Ain't Have Nothing To Do W/ It" [Video].

Diddy Co-Signs Jay Electronica, "He Will Be The Break Out MC Of 2010!!!!"

December 31, 2009 8:30 AM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has become the latest artist to co-sign the sounds of rapper Jay Electronica and said the emcee will get his shine in 2010.

Continue reading Diddy Co-Signs Jay Electronica, "He Will Be The Break Out MC Of 2010!!!!".

Skillz Breaks Down "Rap Up 2009" Song, "I Usually Start Right After Thanksgiving" [Audio]

December 31, 2009 7:30 AM

Rapper Skillz has spoken up on his new "Rap Up 2009" song and explained the process behind putting together the annual hip-hop headlines wrap up.

Continue reading Skillz Breaks Down "Rap Up 2009" Song, "I Usually Start Right After Thanksgiving" [Audio] .

Scott Storch Speaks On Lil Kim Romance, "I Love Her To This Day"

December 31, 2009 7:00 AM

Producer Scott Storch recently spoke on his current relationship with Lil Kim just years after being her rumored boyfriend and possible fiancee.

Continue reading Scott Storch Speaks On Lil Kim Romance, "I Love Her To This Day".

Auto-Tune, Skinny Jeans & Duffle Bags Dominate Top Decade Trends

December 30, 2009 10:00 PM

As we move forward into a new decade, SOHH spoke with Rakim, DJ Webstar, Dolla Boy and Tity Boi to find out what was the biggest hip-hop trend over the past ten years.

Continue reading Auto-Tune, Skinny Jeans & Duffle Bags Dominate Top Decade Trends.

UPDATE: Teddy Riley Addresses Daughter Assault Accusations

December 30, 2009 9:30 PM

Blackstreet's Teddy Riley has responded to recent accusations claiming he struck his daughter multiple times with a video game guitar and was given a court ordered restraining order earlier this month.

Continue reading UPDATE: Teddy Riley Addresses Daughter Assault Accusations.

Diddy Files $2.5 Million Lawsuit Against Landlord

December 30, 2009 8:30 PM

Rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs has reportedly filed a $2.5 million lawsuit against a New York City landlord over damages relating to his popular Sean John clothing retail store.

Continue reading Diddy Files $2.5 Million Lawsuit Against Landlord.

Fabolous Analyzes R&B Rappers, "People Used To Get Mad At Ja Rule For Singing" [Video]

December 30, 2009 8:00 PM

New York rapper Fabolous recently shared his opinion on emcees taking the role of R&B singers by crooning on tracks and questioned why Ja Rule received so much heat in the past.

Continue reading Fabolous Analyzes R&B Rappers, "People Used To Get Mad At Ja Rule For Singing" [Video].

Drake Locks In Jay-Z "Thank Me Later" Collabo, "It's Done Now"

December 30, 2009 7:00 PM

Young Money's Drake has confirmed that his speculated "Light It Up" collaboration with Jay-Z has been completed and is slated to appear on his Thank Me Later debut.

Continue reading Drake Locks In Jay-Z "Thank Me Later" Collabo, "It's Done Now".

Floyd Mayweather On Rick Ross Beef, "If You Start Trouble, I Gotta Finish It" [Audio]

December 30, 2009 5:55 PM

Boxing champion Floyd Mayweather, Jr. recently spoke on moving beyond his past differences with Rick Ross despite publicly inviting the rapper's son and ex-girlfriend to his home last month.

Continue reading Floyd Mayweather On Rick Ross Beef, "If You Start Trouble, I Gotta Finish It" [Audio].

Lil Scrappy, Warren G, Playaz Circle, Juvenile Name Barack Obama Person Of The Decade

December 30, 2009 4:45 PM

As we move forward into a new decade, SOHH spoke with Lil Scrappy, Warren G, Playaz Circle and Juvenile to find out who had the biggest impact in society over the past ten years.

Continue reading Lil Scrappy, Warren G, Playaz Circle, Juvenile Name Barack Obama Person Of The Decade.

Scott Storch On Timbaland Quitting Hip-Hop, "It's Not As Strong As It Was At One Point"

December 30, 2009 3:35 PM

Producer Scott Storch has shared his views on Timbaland's move away from the rap game and said he could understand the beatmaker's decision.

Continue reading Scott Storch On Timbaland Quitting Hip-Hop, "It's Not As Strong As It Was At One Point".

Mary J. Blige Debuts Strong At No. 2, Young Money Invade Top 10 & Eminem Relapses Onto The Chart

December 30, 2009 3:30 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, soulful singer Mary J. Blige opens the week at No. 2, Lil Wayne's Young Money compilation earns a spot at No. 9 and Eminem moves into Top 20.

Continue reading Mary J. Blige Debuts Strong At No. 2, Young Money Invade Top 10 & Eminem Relapses Onto The Chart.

Jay Electronica Shocked At DJ Enuff's "Exhibit C" Radioplay, "I'm Still Just Taking It All In" [Video]

December 30, 2009 1:00 PM

Rapper Jay Electronica has shared his reaction to having his Just Blaze record "Exhibit C" played by DJ Enuff on New York's Hot 97 radio station.

Continue reading Jay Electronica Shocked At DJ Enuff's "Exhibit C" Radioplay, "I'm Still Just Taking It All In" [Video].

Rick Ross, Rakim, Juvenile & DJ Webstar Reveal Their Favorite Albums Of The Decade

December 30, 2009 11:30 AM

As we move forward into a new decade, SOHH spoke with Rick Ross, Rakim, Juvenile and DJ Webstar to find out what their favorite album of the past ten years is.

Continue reading Rick Ross, Rakim, Juvenile & DJ Webstar Reveal Their Favorite Albums Of The Decade.

Drag-On Reacts To DMX's Scraped MMA Fight, "People Gotta Realize That's Just Him"

December 30, 2009 11:20 AM

Ruff Ryders' Drag-On recently discussed the well-being of fellow crew member DMX and shared his reaction to learning of X previously trying his hand at mixed martial arts.

Continue reading Drag-On Reacts To DMX's Scraped MMA Fight, "People Gotta Realize That's Just Him".

Raekwon Reflects On 2009 Success, "I Still Got A Lot More To Go" [Video]

December 30, 2009 10:35 AM

After seeing his long-awaited Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II album reach the Top 5 on the charts, Raekwon has made a special fan dedication video thanking his followers for their support.

Continue reading Raekwon Reflects On 2009 Success, "I Still Got A Lot More To Go" [Video].

Big Pun "Lost Files" Director Talks Unreleased Interviews, "We Shot A Ton Of Footage" [Video]

December 30, 2009 10:30 AM

In honor of the upcoming tenth anniversary of Big Pun's passing next year, Big Pun: The Legacy director Vlad Yudin recently spoke on releasing an additional film project called Big Pun: The Lost Files.

Continue reading Big Pun "Lost Files" Director Talks Unreleased Interviews, "We Shot A Ton Of Footage" [Video].

Memphis Bleek's "Process" Cover Art Lands Online

December 30, 2009 10:10 AM

The cover art for Memphis Bleek's The Process album has landed online.  The former Roc-A-Fella rapper's latest effort is due for release next spring.

Continue reading Memphis Bleek's "Process" Cover Art Lands Online.

Diddy Helps Celebrate New Year's W/ Free NYC & Las Vegas Rides

December 29, 2009 11:32 PM

Rap mogul Diddy has decided to once again provide New York City pedestrians free cab and subway service on New Year's Eve.

Continue reading Diddy Helps Celebrate New Year's W/ Free NYC & Las Vegas Rides.

Kid Sister On Nicki Minaj's Rhymes, "Do People Take Her Seriously?"

December 29, 2009 6:00 PM

Rap newcomer Kid Sister recently spoke on the buzz surrounding Lil Wayne protege Nicki Minaj and questioned whether the public has taken her music serious.

Continue reading Kid Sister On Nicki Minaj's Rhymes, "Do People Take Her Seriously?".

Three 6 Mafia On Stepping Outside Rap, "Times Change, People's Ears Change"

December 29, 2009 5:45 PM

Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J has clarified his reason for altering the duo's music from typical hip-hop to a more universal sound with more pop and rock tracks.

Continue reading Three 6 Mafia On Stepping Outside Rap, "Times Change, People's Ears Change".

Freekey Zekey Discusses Cam'ron's "Shiesty" Contracts & Jim Jones Robbing

December 29, 2009 5:45 PM

Dipset's Freekey Zekey has stepped forward to defend remarks he made on his "Feel Me" track including allegations of Jim Jones stealing funds and Cam'ron having questionable contracts.

Continue reading Freekey Zekey Discusses Cam'ron's "Shiesty" Contracts & Jim Jones Robbing.

Blackstreet's Teddy Riley Accused Of Attacking Daughter W/ Guitar

December 29, 2009 5:15 PM

Blackstreet's Teddy Riley has reportedly been given a temporary restraining order against him by his 18 year-old daughter after allegedly attacking her with a Rock Band video game guitar.

Continue reading Blackstreet's Teddy Riley Accused Of Attacking Daughter W/ Guitar.

50 Cent Unloads "Gun" Movie Details, "It's One Of My Biggest Accomplishments"

December 29, 2009 4:15 PM

Rapper/Actor 50 Cent has spoken on his upcoming film, Gun, with Val Kilmer which he plans to shoot in 2010.

Continue reading 50 Cent Unloads "Gun" Movie Details, "It's One Of My Biggest Accomplishments".

UPDATE: DJ Enuff Sticks With Just Blaze & Jay Electronica Track

December 29, 2009 3:35 PM

After publicly debating whether or not to play Jay Electronica and Just Blaze's "Exhibit C" record on the radio, DJ Enuff has allowed the fans' voices to weigh in.

Continue reading UPDATE: DJ Enuff Sticks With Just Blaze & Jay Electronica Track.

Kid Cudi Says Rappers Want To "Destroy" Him, "I Don't Give A F*ck, I'm Unstoppable" [Video]

December 29, 2009 2:35 PM

Rap newcomer Kid Cudi recently lashed out against the shady practices of the recording industry and slammed artists trying to taint his name.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Says Rappers Want To "Destroy" Him, "I Don't Give A F*ck, I'm Unstoppable" [Video].

Benzino Strategizes For Slaughterhouse All-Out War

December 29, 2009 2:00 PM

For Caption Diss, the good ol' folks at SOHH are in the building to give y'all, the minute-to-minute readers, the chance of a week-time to leave the final word. The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets to rock that SOHH Caption Diss crown for a week. Revolutionary warfare.

Continue reading Benzino Strategizes For Slaughterhouse All-Out War.

Lil Wayne Rocks Farewell Concert, New Orleans Fans Bid Farewell

December 29, 2009 1:55 PM

Preparing for his upcoming prison bid set to begin in February, Lil Wayne performed a farewell concert for his hometown New Orleans fans last night (December 28).

Continue reading Lil Wayne Rocks Farewell Concert, New Orleans Fans Bid Farewell.

Scott Storch On Fighting Drug Addiction, "Ludacris Came Over To Check On Me"

December 29, 2009 1:00 PM

Producer Scott Storch recently spoke on fighting his publicized battle with drug addiction earlier this year and wanting to prove himself to the fans who questioned his return.

Continue reading Scott Storch On Fighting Drug Addiction, "Ludacris Came Over To Check On Me".

Jay-Z On His Icon Status, "I'm Feeling Like The King Of Pop"

December 29, 2009 11:45 AM

Rap mogul Jay-Z recently spoke on turning 40 years-old and how he feels to be listed among music icons like the late Elivs Presley.

Continue reading Jay-Z On His Icon Status, "I'm Feeling Like The King Of Pop".

Skillz Tackles Rick Ross, Jim Jones, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Eminem & More On "The Rap Up 2009"

December 29, 2009 11:20 AM

Rapper Skillz has returned for his annual "The Rap Up" song with mentions of 50 Cent, Rick Ross, Jim Jones, LeBron James, Eminem, Drake and more artists who made headlines over the past year.

Continue reading Skillz Tackles Rick Ross, Jim Jones, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Eminem & More On "The Rap Up 2009".

Lloyd Has Lil Wayne's Back, "A Friend Is There For You In A Time Of Need"

December 29, 2009 11:00 AM

Former Murder Inc. artist Lloyd recently spoke on his close ties with Lil Wayne and the significance of his friendship with Young Money leader.

Continue reading Lloyd Has Lil Wayne's Back, "A Friend Is There For You In A Time Of Need".

Shyne Reportedly Working On First Album In 10 Years

December 29, 2009 10:00 AM

Former Bad Boy artist Shyne has reportedly linked with Miami producer Scott Storch to begin work on his first album in over ten years.

Continue reading Shyne Reportedly Working On First Album In 10 Years.

Benzino Drops Royce Da 5'9 Diss, Raekwon Denies Involvement W/ Beef [Audio]

December 29, 2009 10:00 AM

Rap veteran Benzino teamed Raekwon for a new Royce Da 5'9 diss record called "Break To Build." 

Continue reading Benzino Drops Royce Da 5'9 Diss, Raekwon Denies Involvement W/ Beef [Audio].

DJ Enuff Questions Support Of Jay Electronica/Just Blaze Track, "Why Is It Not Spinning On The Radio?" [Audio]

December 28, 2009 5:40 PM

New York radio station Hot 97's DJ Enuff has publicly questioned his lack of support for Jay Electronica and Just Blaze's "Exhibit C" record.

Continue reading DJ Enuff Questions Support Of Jay Electronica/Just Blaze Track, "Why Is It Not Spinning On The Radio?" [Audio].

D.I.T.C.'s O.C. & A.G. Refuse Big L Tribute Songs, "It Kinda F*cks Me Up"

December 28, 2009 5:30 PM

Diggin' in the Crates' O.C. and A.G. recently shared their thoughts on the popularity behind tribute songs for dead rappers and explained why they would not follow suit for a new Big L record.

Continue reading D.I.T.C.'s O.C. & A.G. Refuse Big L Tribute Songs, "It Kinda F*cks Me Up".

Hurricane Chris Reflects On Lil Boosie's 4 Year Prison Stint, "I Call Everyday"

December 28, 2009 5:05 PM

In light of his close associate Lil Boosie being placed behind bars, Hurricane Chris recently hit up SOHH to discuss how he has been handling the situation.

Continue reading Hurricane Chris Reflects On Lil Boosie's 4 Year Prison Stint, "I Call Everyday".

T.I. Reportedly Clocks In Studio Time, "Why Wait For 2010, Get It In Now"

December 28, 2009 5:00 PM

Former Atlantic Records music executive Kevin Liles has hinted at rapper T.I. making his way to the recording studio just days after being transferred to a halfway house.

Continue reading T.I. Reportedly Clocks In Studio Time, "Why Wait For 2010, Get It In Now".

Juelz Santana Keeps Dipset Flag Flying High, "The Bird Is Always Gonna Be In The Sky" [Video]

December 28, 2009 4:45 PM

As tension continues to rise among members of Dipset, Juelz Santana recently spoke on why despite estranged relationships, their legacy moves forward in hip-hop.

Continue reading Juelz Santana Keeps Dipset Flag Flying High, "The Bird Is Always Gonna Be In The Sky" [Video].

Rick Ross' Triple C's On Maintaining Rap Buzz, "We Dominate In Every Street Market"

December 28, 2009 2:35 PM

Rick Ross' group Triple C's recently spoke on staying relevant in a changing rap game and how their dominance extends beyond their Miami, Florida hometown.

Continue reading Rick Ross' Triple C's On Maintaining Rap Buzz, "We Dominate In Every Street Market".

50 Cent Preps Visual For His Young Buck & Game Diss, "So Disrespectful" [Video]

December 28, 2009 1:30 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has announced plans to release a visual for his Young Buck and Game diss song, "So Disrespectful."

Continue reading 50 Cent Preps Visual For His Young Buck & Game Diss, "So Disrespectful" [Video].

Ryan Leslie Accepts Game's "R.E.D. Album" Challenge, "Said He Wanted A Joint I Would've Given B.I.G."

December 28, 2009 1:15 PM

Producer/Singer Ryan Leslie has announced his involvement in Game's upcoming fourth solo project, The R.E.D. Album.

Continue reading Ryan Leslie Accepts Game's "R.E.D. Album" Challenge, "Said He Wanted A Joint I Would've Given B.I.G.".

Lupe Fiasco Fires Back At Former XXL Magazine Editor-In-Chief, "N*ggas Do Fake Sh*t All The Time"

December 28, 2009 12:45 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has fired shots at Elliot Wilson the former XXL Magazine Editor-In-Chief who questioned his relevance in a recent column.

Continue reading Lupe Fiasco Fires Back At Former XXL Magazine Editor-In-Chief, "N*ggas Do Fake Sh*t All The Time".

UPDATE: Nelly Puts Up $10,000 Reward In Mansion Burglary, Joins CrimeStoppers

December 28, 2009 11:15 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Nelly has offered $10,000 to anyone with information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for robbing his Missouri home earlier this month.

Continue reading UPDATE: Nelly Puts Up $10,000 Reward In Mansion Burglary, Joins CrimeStoppers.

Memphis Bleek Passed Up Jay-Z's Rocawear Ad Check, "Who's Turning Down Money Today?"

December 28, 2009 10:50 AM

Memphis Bleek recently spoke on passing up an opportunity to get paid for his contribution to Jay-Z's Rocawear 10th Anniversary advertisement this year as a symbol of loyalty.

Continue reading Memphis Bleek Passed Up Jay-Z's Rocawear Ad Check, "Who's Turning Down Money Today?".

Diddy Resorts To Therapy For Love Conflicts, "I Just Have Very Dramatic Mood Swings"

December 28, 2009 10:30 AM

Rap mogul Diddy recently opened up about how he deals with his relationship disputes and revealed how he resorted to therapy after Biggie Smalls' death over a decade ago.

Continue reading Diddy Resorts To Therapy For Love Conflicts, "I Just Have Very Dramatic Mood Swings".

Omarion Discusses Life After Young Money, "It Feels Amazing" [Video]

December 28, 2009 10:15 AM

Former Young Money artist Omarion recently discussed parting ways with Lil Wayne's camp to pursue his solo career.

Continue reading Omarion Discusses Life After Young Money, "It Feels Amazing" [Video].

Kid Cudi Spills Details On Upcoming "America" HBO Series, "I Can Relate To That Story"

December 28, 2009 10:10 AM

With recent talks of Kid Cudi's long-awaited "How To Make It In America" preparing to debut early next year, the rapper-turned-actor recently hit up SOHH to speak on the show's overall theme.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Spills Details On Upcoming "America" HBO Series, "I Can Relate To That Story".

50 Cent Questions Media Giving Game A Pass, "He's There Because Of His Assocation With Me" [Video]

December 27, 2009 10:30 AM

50 Cent recently questioned why the media tends to not grill his former G-Unit member Game about going against one of the main rappers who helped him reach success, himself.

Continue reading 50 Cent Questions Media Giving Game A Pass, "He's There Because Of His Assocation With Me" [Video].

Kanye West & Amber Rose Give Back To Homeless In Los Angeles

December 27, 2009 10:00 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West got into the holiday spirit over the weekend and made a retreat out to Los Angeles to help and serve lunch to the homeless in California.

Continue reading Kanye West & Amber Rose Give Back To Homeless In Los Angeles.

Memphis Bleek Defends Not Joining Jay-Z's Roc Nation, "What Am I Getting Out Of That?"

December 27, 2009 9:00 AM

Memphis Bleek has discussed his reasons for not joining Jay-Z's Roc Nation and explained how he is out for himself these days.

Continue reading Memphis Bleek Defends Not Joining Jay-Z's Roc Nation, "What Am I Getting Out Of That?".

Snoop Dogg On Susan Boyle's Record-Breaking Sales, "Ain't Nobody Doing It Like Her"

December 27, 2009 8:00 AM

Rap veteran Snoop Dogg recently spoke on the overwhelming success of music newcomer Susan Boyle and shared his thoughts on her multi-platinum record sales status.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg On Susan Boyle's Record-Breaking Sales, "Ain't Nobody Doing It Like Her" .

Drake Pays Homage To Late R&B Singer Aaliyah, "I Hope You Hear The Words In My Music"

December 26, 2009 10:00 AM

Rapper/Singer Drake has paid homage to the memory of late singer Aaliyah and publicly expressed his thoughts on her death nearly a decade ago.

Continue reading Drake Pays Homage To Late R&B Singer Aaliyah, "I Hope You Hear The Words In My Music".

Cash Money Records/Warner Music Group Merger Reportedly In Works

December 26, 2009 9:00 AM

New reports suggest Birdman's Cash Money Records imprint may possibly be joining forces with rap mogul Lyor Cohen's Warner Music Group.

Continue reading Cash Money Records/Warner Music Group Merger Reportedly In Works.

Mary J. Blige's "Tear" En Route For 300K First-Week

December 26, 2009 8:00 AM

R&B veteran Mary J. Blige's Stronger With Each Tear is reportedly en route to debut next week with roughly 320,000 sold copies.

Continue reading Mary J. Blige's "Tear" En Route For 300K First-Week.

DJ Whoo Kid Hints At Trick Daddy's Anti-Rick Ross Mixtape

December 26, 2009 2:00 AM

G-Unit's DJ Whoo Kid recently spoke on his upcoming mixtape projects and hinted at Trick Daddy preparing to drop one going at fellow Southern rapper Rick Ross.

Continue reading DJ Whoo Kid Hints At Trick Daddy's Anti-Rick Ross Mixtape.

Fabolous Strangles DJ Drama Mixtape Release, "He Had To Go Away For The Holidays"

December 25, 2009 11:29 PM

Fabolous' upcoming There Is No Competition 2 mixtape with DJ Drama has been scraped for 2009 as a result of scheduling conflicts.

Continue reading Fabolous Strangles DJ Drama Mixtape Release, "He Had To Go Away For The Holidays".

Joe Budden Ponders Slaughterhouse/Eminem Deal, "Let's Show N*ggas How To Rap" [Video]

December 25, 2009 11:00 PM

Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden recently spoke on the status of his team joining Eminem's Shady Records and expressed the impact it would have on hip-hop.

Continue reading Joe Budden Ponders Slaughterhouse/Eminem Deal, "Let's Show N*ggas How To Rap" [Video].

Lloyd Slows Down Young Money Rumors, "People Think I'm Already Signed Over There"

December 25, 2009 5:00 PM

R&B singer Lloyd recently spoke on his relationship with Lil Wayne and explained why signing to Young Money has not been given a green light yet.

Continue reading Lloyd Slows Down Young Money Rumors, "People Think I'm Already Signed Over There".

T.I. Heads Home, Bow Wow Stays B*tching, Asher Roth Gets Caught W/ His Pants Down

December 25, 2009 4:00 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, we got sh*t locked and stocked from the last week as T.I. shoots back home, Bow Wow keeps Tweet b*tching, Asher Roth is gay rapper suspect number one, Kanye West is back on his bullsh*t and Rosa Acosta's sexxxy KING Magazine photos revealed...here.

Continue reading T.I. Heads Home, Bow Wow Stays B*tching, Asher Roth Gets Caught W/ His Pants Down.

Yung Joc Talks Life After Diddy's Bad Boy Records, "I'm My Own Man"

December 25, 2009 11:00 AM

Southern rapper Yung Joc recently spoke on parting ways with Diddy's Bad Boy Records and hinted at now having a new record deal with Jive.

Continue reading Yung Joc Talks Life After Diddy's Bad Boy Records, "I'm My Own Man".

First-Week Sales Projections Show Eminem & Young Money Will Invade Top Ten

December 25, 2009 9:00 AM

Eminem and Young Money's new albums, Relapse: Refill and We Are Young Money, are both projected to land on the charts next week.

Continue reading First-Week Sales Projections Show Eminem & Young Money Will Invade Top Ten.

Cam'ron Credits Jay-Z For Saving NY Rap, "He Just Sold 530,000, So It's Still Looking Good" [Video]

December 25, 2009 8:30 AM

Dipset leader Cam'ron recently spoke about the state of New York rap and why, despite differences in the past, he maintains a certain level of respect for Jay-Z's music contributions.

Continue reading Cam'ron Credits Jay-Z For Saving NY Rap, "He Just Sold 530,000, So It's Still Looking Good" [Video].

Lupe Fiasco's Unreleased Music Stolen, "Actions Are Being Taken & Authorities Have Been Notified"

December 25, 2009 8:00 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has taken legal action against the persons responsible for leaking his previously unreleased song, "I'm Beaming."

Continue reading Lupe Fiasco's Unreleased Music Stolen, "Actions Are Being Taken & Authorities Have Been Notified".

Hurricane Chris Unveils Ghostwriting Talent, "I Went Into The Studio & Made Hits"

December 24, 2009 1:18 PM

Southern rapper Hurricane Chris has revealed that he ghost writes records for other rappers despite being an established emcee himself.

Continue reading Hurricane Chris Unveils Ghostwriting Talent, "I Went Into The Studio & Made Hits".

50 Cent Re-Loads "Gun" W/ Val Kilmer, New Crime Thriller Film On Deck

December 24, 2009 12:31 PM

Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent has re-linked with his Streets of Blood co-star Val Kilmer for an upcoming crime thriller called Gun.

Continue reading 50 Cent Re-Loads "Gun" W/ Val Kilmer, New Crime Thriller Film On Deck.

Lloyd On Maintaining A Post-Murder Inc. Buzz, "It's Not Hard, You Just Gotta Work" [Video]

December 24, 2009 11:25 AM

Former Murder Inc. artist Lloyd recently spoke on maintaining his relevancy since parting ways with Irv Gotti earlier this year.

Continue reading Lloyd On Maintaining A Post-Murder Inc. Buzz, "It's Not Hard, You Just Gotta Work" [Video].

Busta Rhymes Hints At Big Announcement, "The New Flipmode Is In The Studio Right Now!"

December 24, 2009 11:00 AM

New York rapper Busta Rhymes has publicly hinted at his intent to introduce a new Flipmode Squad beginning next year.

Continue reading Busta Rhymes Hints At Big Announcement, "The New Flipmode Is In The Studio Right Now!".

Lloyd Banks Reveals New Album Release Date, "I Bust My A** More Than The Average Artist" [Video]

December 24, 2009 10:00 AM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has announced his long-awaited third solo project and Rotten Apple follow-up will be out by next summer.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Reveals New Album Release Date, "I Bust My A** More Than The Average Artist" [Video].

Kanye West On Bathing Ape Photo Shoot, "BAPE Ran The Last Decade & They're Ready For The Next One!"

December 24, 2009 8:00 AM

Kanye West has commented on his new BAPE photo shoot images landing online and described his admiration for the popular high-end clothing company.

Continue reading Kanye West On Bathing Ape Photo Shoot, "BAPE Ran The Last Decade & They're Ready For The Next One!" .

Game Leaves X-Mas Records For Snoop Dogg, "I Don't Really Wanna Do No Christmas Songs" [Video]

December 24, 2009 7:30 AM

On the verge of Christmas, Game shared his thoughts on whether he could see himself putting together a holiday album and detailed why Snoop Dogg is the perfect candidate for bringing in St. Nick cheer.

Continue reading Game Leaves X-Mas Records For Snoop Dogg, "I Don't Really Wanna Do No Christmas Songs" [Video].

Lil Wayne & Drake's Mixtapes Inspired Fabolous, "There's Still Definitely Potential There" [Video]

December 24, 2009 7:00 AM

New York rapper Fabolous recently credited the mixtape success of Lil Wayne and Drake over the past year for helping to re-inspire him to launch forward with his own underground movement.

Continue reading Lil Wayne & Drake's Mixtapes Inspired Fabolous, "There's Still Definitely Potential There" [Video].

T.I.'s Halfway House Living Conditions Revealed

December 23, 2009 6:38 PM

Details on the new living conditions for rapper T.I. have been revealed and show the Grand Hustle head being stationed in an Atlanta facility also accompanied by a share of females.

Continue reading T.I.'s Halfway House Living Conditions Revealed.

Kanye West Explains Post-VMA Hiatus, "I'm So Passionate, I Just Can't Take This Sh*t Sometimes" [Video]

December 23, 2009 5:48 PM

Kanye West made a surprise appearance at Kid Cudi's California concert and shocked fans with a pre-rap rant hinting at his recent absence from the media spotlight.

Continue reading Kanye West Explains Post-VMA Hiatus, "I'm So Passionate, I Just Can't Take This Sh*t Sometimes" [Video].

Trey Songz Takes On R. Kelly Comparisons, "I've Been Compared To Him Since My First Album"

December 23, 2009 5:40 PM

R&B singer Trey Songz has detailed the R. Kelly comparisons he often finds himself hearing and explained why he would want a collaboration with the soulful veteran.

Continue reading Trey Songz Takes On R. Kelly Comparisons, "I've Been Compared To Him Since My First Album".

MTV "Fantasy Factory" Star Drama Preps Mixtape W/ Wale, Snoop & The Clipse, "Everyone Has Been Really Blown Away"

December 23, 2009 5:35 PM

Chris "Drama" Pfaff of MTV's hit show "Fantasy Factory" is ready to make the move from reality TV to the music industry. SOHH caught up with the assistant turned producer to discuss his upcoming, star-studded mixtape.

Continue reading MTV "Fantasy Factory" Star Drama Preps Mixtape W/ Wale, Snoop & The Clipse, "Everyone Has Been Really Blown Away".

Alicia Keys Finds Freedom At No. 2, Robin Thicke Lands Top 10 & Jay-Z Returns To The Charts

December 23, 2009 5:30 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Alicia Keys crushes the competition at No. 2, Robin Thicke makes his return into the Top 10 and Jay-Z finds his mojo by returning to the charts.

Continue reading Alicia Keys Finds Freedom At No. 2, Robin Thicke Lands Top 10 & Jay-Z Returns To The Charts.

Redman Says Jay-Z Needs To Rep Big L, "Jay Need To Give That Sh*t Up" [Video]

December 23, 2009 3:40 PM

New Jersey rap veteran Redman has publicly reached out to Jay-Z and said he should begin paying more homage to the late rapper, Big L.

Continue reading Redman Says Jay-Z Needs To Rep Big L, "Jay Need To Give That Sh*t Up" [Video].

UPDATE: Ashanti Stalker Convicted In Sex Text Case, Faces 2 Years In Prison

December 23, 2009 2:00 PM

A man accused of stalking R&B singer Ashanti and her family has been convicted and faces two years behind bars.

Continue reading UPDATE: Ashanti Stalker Convicted In Sex Text Case, Faces 2 Years In Prison.

Kid Cudi's "How To Make It In America" HBO Series Air Date Revealed [Video]

December 23, 2009 12:40 PM

Details on Kid Cudi's upcoming "How To Make It In America" HBO television series have emerged and show the rapper's cable debut will air in February.

Continue reading Kid Cudi's "How To Make It In America" HBO Series Air Date Revealed [Video].

Bow Wow Blasts UK Radio Host Over Rented Lambo Questions, "This N*gga Tim Westwood Always Trying Stir Up Sh*t"

December 23, 2009 12:00 PM

Cash Money Records' Bow Wow has lashed at radio personality Tim Westwood for recently asking Soulja Boy Tell Em if his Lamborghini was rented.

Continue reading Bow Wow Blasts UK Radio Host Over Rented Lambo Questions, "This N*gga Tim Westwood Always Trying Stir Up Sh*t".

Drake Makes "Thank Me Later" Single Deadline, "All These People Are Asking Me For This Album" [Video]

December 23, 2009 11:15 AM

Young Money's Drake has announced his plans to release Thank Me Later's first single no later than the top of next year.

Continue reading Drake Makes "Thank Me Later" Single Deadline, "All These People Are Asking Me For This Album" [Video].

B.G. Cuts Ties W/ T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records, "I Felt Like They Were Playing Me"

December 23, 2009 10:30 AM

Hot Boys' B.G. has announced that the release of his new album, Too Hood 2 Be Hollywood, represents the end of his partnership with T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records.

Continue reading B.G. Cuts Ties W/ T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records, "I Felt Like They Were Playing Me".

Beyonce & Black Eyed Peas To Ignite Grammy Awards, Performances Announced

December 23, 2009 10:15 AM

Grammy-winning artists Beyonce and The Black Eyed Peas have been chosen to perform at next month's Grammy Awards in California.

Continue reading Beyonce & Black Eyed Peas To Ignite Grammy Awards, Performances Announced.

Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Pushed Back, Only 1 Million Copies Printed

December 23, 2009 10:10 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's Rebirth has reportedly been pushed back from its February release date and will feature new tracks according to a Universal Motown representative.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Pushed Back, Only 1 Million Copies Printed.

Wyclef Jean Makes Fugees Reunion Plea, "If Lauryn Hill Is Listening, Get The Group Back Together" [Video]

December 22, 2009 6:10 PM

Wyclef Jean has shown no signs of wanting to avoid a Fugees reunion by publicly reaching out to estranged member Lauryn Hill and requesting her to take action.

Continue reading Wyclef Jean Makes Fugees Reunion Plea, "If Lauryn Hill Is Listening, Get The Group Back Together" [Video].

Maino Tees Off On Tiger Woods' Marital Flaws, Drops "Get 'Em Tiger" [Audio]

December 22, 2009 6:00 PM

New York rapper Maino has become the latest artist to weigh in on Tiger Woods' publicized affairs with the release of his new song, "Get Em Tiger."

Continue reading Maino Tees Off On Tiger Woods' Marital Flaws, Drops "Get 'Em Tiger" [Audio].

Lloyd Discusses Stacking Young Money's Debut, "I Respect Their Grind"

December 22, 2009 5:15 PM

R&B singer Lloyd has opened up about working with Lil Wayne's Young Money crew for the We Are Young Money compilation debut.

Continue reading Lloyd Discusses Stacking Young Money's Debut, "I Respect Their Grind".

YoungBloodz's Sean P Arrested On Disorderly Conduct Charges

December 22, 2009 5:00 PM

YoungBloodz's Sean P was reportedly arrested this week on disorderly conduct charges stemming from an incident.

Continue reading YoungBloodz's Sean P Arrested On Disorderly Conduct Charges.

Jay-Z, Alicia Keys & Rihanna Top New York Times 2009 Music List

December 22, 2009 4:40 PM

Grammy-winning artists Jay-Z, Alicia Keys, Rihanna and more have landed a spot on The New York Times Top 2009 Album & Song list.

Continue reading Jay-Z, Alicia Keys & Rihanna Top New York Times 2009 Music List.

AZ Chases Kanye West, Dr. Dre, DJ Toomp For "Doe Or Die 2" LP, "I'm Trying To Make This Epic"

December 22, 2009 4:35 PM

New York rap veteran AZ recently shared his aim to enlist award-winning producers Kanye West, Dr. Dre, DJ Toomp and more for his upcoming Doe Or Die 2 album.

Continue reading AZ Chases Kanye West, Dr. Dre, DJ Toomp For "Doe Or Die 2" LP, "I'm Trying To Make This Epic".

Travis Mccoy Previews Nappy Boy Tracks, Preps "Forgetting Katy Perry" Mixtape [Video]

December 22, 2009 3:45 PM

Nappy Boy rapper Travis McCoy recently previewed tracks from his upcoming solo album, The Lazarus Project, and announced plans to drop a mixtape aimed at his ex-girlfriend, Katy Perry.

Continue reading Travis Mccoy Previews Nappy Boy Tracks, Preps "Forgetting Katy Perry" Mixtape [Video].

UPDATE: T.I. Escapes From Prison, "He Was Released This Morning"

December 22, 2009 2:15 PM

Incarcerated rapper Clifford "T.I." Harris has been transferred from his Arkansas prison location and placed into a Georgia halfway house, according to his attorney.

Continue reading UPDATE: T.I. Escapes From Prison, "He Was Released This Morning".

Ryan Leslie Ignores Low Album Sales, "They'll Do Big Superstar Numbers When I'm A Big Superstar" [Video]

December 22, 2009 2:10 PM

R&B hitmaker Ryan Leslie has spoken up on continuing to put out albums despite his slow record sales and admitted that he has a ways to go before becoming a superstar.

Continue reading Ryan Leslie Ignores Low Album Sales, "They'll Do Big Superstar Numbers When I'm A Big Superstar" [Video].

Asher Roth Goes A** Out To Protect His Neck

December 22, 2009 2:05 PM

For Caption Diss, the good ol' folks at SOHH are out and about to give y'all, the minute-to-minute readers, the chance of a week-time to leave the final word. The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets to rock that SOHH Caption Diss gold respect for a week. Please wash hands before typing.

Continue reading Asher Roth Goes A** Out To Protect His Neck.

Soulja Boy Follows "The DeAndre Way" For Production, "I'm Mostly Doing It Myself" [Video]

December 22, 2009 2:00 PM

Soulja Boy Tell Em recently hinted at the overall process of his upcoming The DeAndre Way album and reasoned why despite having Kanye West on deck, the solo project would mostly comprise of his own sounds.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Follows "The DeAndre Way" For Production, "I'm Mostly Doing It Myself" [Video].

Ruff Ryders' Drag-On Compares Nicki Minaj & Eve, "She's Always In It To Win It"

December 22, 2009 1:10 PM

With Nicki Minaj representing the current wave of new female rappers, SOHH hit up Ruff Ryders' Drag-On to see how Eve compares to the Young Money star.

Continue reading Ruff Ryders' Drag-On Compares Nicki Minaj & Eve, "She's Always In It To Win It".

Kid Cudi Reportedly Detained At Gunpoint By Police, "I Was In Handcuffs"

December 22, 2009 12:15 PM

Kid Cudi was reportedly detained by police while traveling in California yesterday (December 21) and was accused of taking part in a burglary.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Reportedly Detained At Gunpoint By Police, "I Was In Handcuffs".

Swizz Beatz & Mashonda Put Differences Aside, Reunite For Son's B-Day

December 22, 2009 12:00 PM

Estranged couple Swizz Beatz and Mashonda placed their Twitter rants aside and reunited over the weekend for their son's third birthday celebration.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz & Mashonda Put Differences Aside, Reunite For Son's B-Day.

50 Cent Experiences Another Concert Mishap, "A Fan Jumped On Stage At 50 Again"

December 22, 2009 10:50 AM

50 Cent has reportedly experienced a slight case of deja vu as G-Unit producer DJ Whoo Kid publicly revealed to fans that the rap mogul was confronted on-stage by a fan while performing in Nigeria.

Continue reading 50 Cent Experiences Another Concert Mishap, "A Fan Jumped On Stage At 50 Again".

Lil Cease Hints At New TV Gig, "I'm Working On A Fitness Show"

December 22, 2009 10:20 AM

Former Bad Boy associate Lil Cease has hinted at being in the process of putting together a possible fitness television program with VH1.

Continue reading Lil Cease Hints At New TV Gig, "I'm Working On A Fitness Show".

Que Breaks Silence On Day26, "They Sent Me A Letter Saying They Don't Want To Work W/ Me"

December 22, 2009 10:15 AM

Former Day26 singer Que recently unveiled the reasons behind being kicked-out of Diddy's popular boy group and how he was asked to leave the team.

Continue reading Que Breaks Silence On Day26, "They Sent Me A Letter Saying They Don't Want To Work W/ Me".

Olivia Sexes Up Post G-Unit Debut, "The Album Is Real Sexy" [Video]

December 21, 2009 5:30 PM

Former G-Unit member Olivia recently talked about her upcoming album and why tracks like "Take It Off" will showcase a more sexual side of her singing style.

Continue reading Olivia Sexes Up Post G-Unit Debut, "The Album Is Real Sexy" [Video].

Raekwon Dropped Busta Rhymes From Dr. Dre Track, "We Don't Want People Thinking Busta's A Singer"

December 21, 2009 5:30 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon recently spoke about working with Dr. Dre on his Only Built 4 Cuban Linx 2 track, "Catalina," and revealed how Busta Rhymes was originally slated to appear on the hook.

Continue reading Raekwon Dropped Busta Rhymes From Dr. Dre Track, "We Don't Want People Thinking Busta's A Singer".

Alicia Keys Lands Last Giant Magazine Cover Shot

December 21, 2009 5:19 PM

Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys has reportedly been chosen to appear on the final GIANT Magazine cover.

Continue reading Alicia Keys Lands Last Giant Magazine Cover Shot.

UPDATE: Asher Roth Confronts Gay Rumors, "For The Love Of The Future & Humanity Let's Wake Up"

December 21, 2009 4:34 PM

Rap newcomer Asher Roth has confronted recent rumors which suggest he was on the verge of announcing being an openly gay rapper.

Continue reading UPDATE: Asher Roth Confronts Gay Rumors, "For The Love Of The Future & Humanity Let's Wake Up".

Soulja Boy Won't Repeat Chris Brown's Twitter Removal, "I Work Hard For Them Followers" [Video]

December 21, 2009 4:10 PM

Soulja Boy Tell Em has opened up about his reaction to Chris Brown deleting his Twitter page earlier this month and said he would not follow suit.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Won't Repeat Chris Brown's Twitter Removal, "I Work Hard For Them Followers" [Video].

Lil Scrappy Gives Album Leak Precaution Tips, "You Should Do Two Albums" [Video]

December 21, 2009 3:00 PM

Disturbin' Tha Peace's Lil Scrappy recently hit up SOHH to discuss what tips he has for artists trying to avoid album leaks like Lil Wayne's Rebirth and 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct.

Continue reading Lil Scrappy Gives Album Leak Precaution Tips, "You Should Do Two Albums" [Video].

Diddy's "Last Train" Release Date Stalls, "We're Figuring Out What's Missing"

December 21, 2009 2:40 PM

Diddy recently updated fans on the delay of his Last Train to Paris album and said he has already recorded more than 60 songs.

Continue reading Diddy's "Last Train" Release Date Stalls, "We're Figuring Out What's Missing".

Sade's "Soldier Of Love" Tracklisting Revealed

December 21, 2009 1:30 PM

The tracklisting for Sade's upcoming Soldier of Love comeback album has been released online.

Continue reading Sade's "Soldier Of Love" Tracklisting Revealed.

Hurricane Chris Blames Record Label For "Unleashed" Tracklisting, "I Submitted Way More Songs"

December 21, 2009 1:15 PM

With today's release of Hurricane Chris' sophomore album, Unleashed, SOHH spoke with the "Halle Berry" hitmaker to find out what fans should expect to hear this time around.

Continue reading Hurricane Chris Blames Record Label For "Unleashed" Tracklisting, "I Submitted Way More Songs".

Ashanti Sex Text Stalker Pleads Innocence, "Sending Pictures & Texts Is Not A Crime"

December 21, 2009 12:50 PM

The Indiana man accused of stalking R&B singer/actress Ashanti Douglas has pleaded his innocence to the media.

Continue reading Ashanti Sex Text Stalker Pleads Innocence, "Sending Pictures & Texts Is Not A Crime".

Nicki Minaj, Birdman & Shanell Hype Young Money Album Release, "We Need All The Real YM Fans To Stand Up"

December 21, 2009 12:00 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj, Shanell aka SNL and Baby have made last minute Twitter announcements for their fans to go out and support the new compilation project, We Are Young Money.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj, Birdman & Shanell Hype Young Money Album Release, "We Need All The Real YM Fans To Stand Up".

Russell Simmons, Talib Kweli & Lauren London React To "8 Mile" Actress' Death, "This Is Too Sad"

December 21, 2009 10:50 AM

Russell Simmons, Talib Kweli, Lauren London and more have shared their reactions to 8 Mile actress Brittany Murphy's unexpected death over the weekend.

Continue reading Russell Simmons, Talib Kweli & Lauren London React To "8 Mile" Actress' Death, "This Is Too Sad".

Eminem Plays Shady Claus, Offers Personalized Autographs For Fans

December 21, 2009 10:25 AM

Eminem has gotten into the holiday spirit by offering fans an opportunity to purchase a personalized autograph with all proceeds going to his Marshall Mathers Foundation charity.

Continue reading Eminem Plays Shady Claus, Offers Personalized Autographs For Fans.

Young Jeezy Finds "Motivation", New Album Release Date Emerges

December 21, 2009 10:15 AM

The release date for Young Jeezy's upcoming Thug Motivation 103 has reportedly landed online showing it projected to drop in early 2010.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Finds "Motivation", New Album Release Date Emerges.

Loud Vice President Addresses Explosive Rumors, "Asher Roth Is Not Gay"

December 21, 2009 12:44 AM

Loud Executive Vice President DJ Vlad has addressed rumors which suggest rap newcomer Asher Roth has decided to come out and admit to being a homosexual.

Continue reading Loud Vice President Addresses Explosive Rumors, "Asher Roth Is Not Gay".

Beanie Sigel Reportedly In Near-Fatal Car Accident, Health Status Unknown

December 20, 2009 10:00 PM

State Property's Beanie Sigel was reportedly involved in a near-fatal car accident last night (December 19).

Continue reading Beanie Sigel Reportedly In Near-Fatal Car Accident, Health Status Unknown.

Eminem "8 Mile" Co-Star Dies, Medical Complications Suspected

December 20, 2009 4:00 PM

Brittany Murphy, the actress who starred alongside Eminem in 8 Mile, has died today after being found unconscious at home by her mother.

Continue reading Eminem "8 Mile" Co-Star Dies, Medical Complications Suspected.

Hurricane Chris Unfazed By Sophomore Jinx Theory, "I Ain't No Nerd With This Rap"

December 20, 2009 11:00 AM

With the upcoming release of Hurricane Chris' Unleashed, SOHH asked the rapper if he was worried about competing with the "sophomore jinx" theory.

Continue reading Hurricane Chris Unfazed By Sophomore Jinx Theory, "I Ain't No Nerd With This Rap".

Obie Trice "Special Reserve 2" Possible, "We Have More Material"

December 20, 2009 10:00 AM

With the recent release of Obie Trice and producer MoSS's Special Reserve album, SOHH hit up the man behind the beats to find out if a follow-up could be in place.

Continue reading Obie Trice "Special Reserve 2" Possible, "We Have More Material".

Beyonce & Solange's Parents Call It Quits, File For Divorce

December 20, 2009 8:00 AM

The mother and father of R&B superstar Beyonce Knowles, Tina and Mathew Knowles, have announced their filing for divorce after more than 29 years together.

Continue reading Beyonce & Solange's Parents Call It Quits, File For Divorce.

Game Imagines 2 Pac & Biggie Smalls Still Alive, "Nobody Would Be Running Around Talking They The King Of New York"

December 20, 2009 7:00 AM

West Coast rapper Game has reflected on the contributions late artists Tupac Shakur and The Notorious B.I.G. would have had in the world if they were still alive today.

Continue reading Game Imagines 2 Pac & Biggie Smalls Still Alive, "Nobody Would Be Running Around Talking They The King Of New York".

Lil Wayne Not Packing Heavy Metal, Young Money Rep Denies Shotgun Reports

December 19, 2009 11:00 PM

Young Money representative Karen Civil has spoken out against reports showing Lil Wayne allegedly holding a shotgun while on tour earlier this year.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Not Packing Heavy Metal, Young Money Rep Denies Shotgun Reports.

Lil Scrappy Shares "Grustle" W/ Ludacris, "Everybody Let Me Do My Thing" [Video]

December 19, 2009 10:00 PM

With this week's release of Lil Scrappy's The Grustle, SOHH spoke with the Southern emcee to get his input on dropping his Distrubin' Tha Peace debut under Ludacris.

Continue reading Lil Scrappy Shares "Grustle" W/ Ludacris, "Everybody Let Me Do My Thing" [Video].

UPDATE: Lil Wayne Clears Air, No Charges In Marijuana Bust

December 19, 2009 6:00 PM

After making headlines last night for being detained by Texas Border Patrol officials on drug suspicion, Lil Wayne's lawyer said the rapper would not face any charges.

Continue reading UPDATE: Lil Wayne Clears Air, No Charges In Marijuana Bust.

Day26 Drops Que From Group, "They Making Me Seem Like The Bad Guy"

December 19, 2009 5:00 PM

Day26's Que has released a video explaining his departure from the group known for making hits under rap mogul Diddy's Bad Boy Records.

Continue reading Day26 Drops Que From Group, "They Making Me Seem Like The Bad Guy".

Ludacris Lights Up The Apollo Theater For Holidays

December 19, 2009 11:00 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris has been chosen to help kick-off a special Heineken New Legends Series concert at the legendary Apollo Theater later this month.

Continue reading Ludacris Lights Up The Apollo Theater For Holidays.

Game Talks Beef W/ Mom, "She's One Of My Worst Enemies" [Video]

December 19, 2009 10:00 AM

Black Wall Street leader Game recently talked about his studio time with Robin Thicke and how when it comes to rap beef, his mother falls in line with 50 Cent.

Continue reading Game Talks Beef W/ Mom, "She's One Of My Worst Enemies" [Video].

Bow Wow Re-Thinks Twitter Rants, "When Y'all See Me Say Stupid Sh*t, I Don't Mean It"

December 19, 2009 9:00 AM

Cash Money Records' Bow Wow recently cleared up the public's perception of him speaking verbatim, good or bad, when writing on Twitter and said the absence of his father has forced him to learn from mistakes.

Continue reading Bow Wow Re-Thinks Twitter Rants, "When Y'all See Me Say Stupid Sh*t, I Don't Mean It".

Lil Mama Talks Nicki Minaj's Sex Image, "What She Represents, I Don't"

December 19, 2009 8:00 AM

New York rapper Lil Mama has given her two cents on the image of Young Money's Nicki Minaj and while she respects her fellow Big Apple emcee, Mama said their visuals are quite different.

Continue reading Lil Mama Talks Nicki Minaj's Sex Image, "What She Represents, I Don't".

UK Newspaper Reports Kanye West To Marry Amber Rose

December 18, 2009 11:30 PM

United Kingdom publication Daily Star has reported that rapper Kanye West will marry publicized girlfriend/supermodel Amber Rose in 2010.

Continue reading UK Newspaper Reports Kanye West To Marry Amber Rose.

BREAKING: Lil Wayne Detained By Texas Border Patrol, Illegal Drug Usage Suspected

December 18, 2009 10:00 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has reportedly been detained by Texas Border Patrol during a routine check point.

Continue reading BREAKING: Lil Wayne Detained By Texas Border Patrol, Illegal Drug Usage Suspected.

Geto Boys' Willie D Comes Clean On Wire Fraud, Admits $132K iPhone Scam

December 18, 2009 5:55 PM

Geto Boys' Willie D has reportedly pleaded guilty to wire fraud charges, admitted to being the mastermind behind a $132,000 iPhone scam and is facing 20 years in prison.

Continue reading Geto Boys' Willie D Comes Clean On Wire Fraud, Admits $132K iPhone Scam.

Lupe Fiasco Protects Rap Image, "I'm Not Selling Out By Doing A Song For 'New Moon'"

December 18, 2009 5:45 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco recently cleared the air on numerous rumors surrounding his rap career.

Continue reading Lupe Fiasco Protects Rap Image, "I'm Not Selling Out By Doing A Song For 'New Moon'" .

Game Wants 50 Cent To Surrender, "I'll Squash The Beef W/ That N*gga When He Bows Down"

December 18, 2009 5:40 PM

Former G-Unit member has promised to squash his beef with 50 Cent if the rap mogul bows admits defeat.

Continue reading Game Wants 50 Cent To Surrender, "I'll Squash The Beef W/ That N*gga When He Bows Down" .

Lil Scrappy Breaks Silence On Diamond Romance, "We Fittin' To Do A Mr. & Mrs. Smith"

December 18, 2009 5:32 PM

Lil Scrappy has broken his silence on an alleged romantic relationship with Crime Mob's Diamond and said fans could expect to see them working together on records.

Continue reading Lil Scrappy Breaks Silence On Diamond Romance, "We Fittin' To Do A Mr. & Mrs. Smith".

Kanye West, Scott Storch, Neptunes & Timbaland Named Top Decade Producers

December 18, 2009 5:00 PM

Grammy-winning artists Kanye West, The Neptunes, Timbaland and more have been named onto Billboard's "Top Producers of the Decade" listing.

Continue reading Kanye West, Scott Storch, Neptunes & Timbaland Named Top Decade Producers.

Nas Aims To Body Oscar Competition, Rapper's "Mike Tyson" Tribute Up For Award

December 18, 2009 4:10 PM

Nas' musical contribution to retired boxer Mike Tyson's documentary, Tyson, has been nominated for an Oscar.

Continue reading Nas Aims To Body Oscar Competition, Rapper's "Mike Tyson" Tribute Up For Award.

UPDATE: King Magazine Re-Launch Date Revealed

December 18, 2009 2:30 PM

Details behind the upcoming King Magazine re-launch have been revealed and show the urban men's lifestyle publication arriving in time for the holidays.

Continue reading UPDATE: King Magazine Re-Launch Date Revealed.

Cash Money's Bow Wow Terminates BusinessTeam, "I'm Firing All Managers!"

December 18, 2009 1:05 PM

Cash Money Records' Bow Wow has announced plans to clear out his entire business team by firing all of his managers.

Continue reading Cash Money's Bow Wow Terminates BusinessTeam, "I'm Firing All Managers!".

Flo Rida's "Low" Crowned The Top-Selling Digital Song Of Decade

December 18, 2009 12:15 PM

Grammy-nominated rapper Flo Rida's hit single, "Low," is the biggest digital-selling song over the past ten years with more than 5.2 million downloads.

Continue reading Flo Rida's "Low" Crowned The Top-Selling Digital Song Of Decade.

Game Scared 50 Cent, T.I. Gets Crazy Treatment, Amazon Empties Lil Wayne's Garbage

December 18, 2009 12:10 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, we got your a** locked and loaded into the past seven days where we see how Game shook 50 Cent, peep T.I. going cuckoo for no more 'cuffs, witness Amazon trash Lil Wayne's "rock" career, discover the Shyne-DJ Khaled connection and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Game Scared 50 Cent, T.I. Gets Crazy Treatment, Amazon Empties Lil Wayne's Garbage.

Alleged Nicki Minaj/Remy Ma Footage Director Speaks Out, "I Filmed It Back In 2005" [Video]

December 18, 2009 12:00 PM

The director behind a 2005 video recording with a Nicki Minaj look-a-like declaring her secret sexual relationship with Remy Ma has come forward to address the content.

Continue reading Alleged Nicki Minaj/Remy Ma Footage Director Speaks Out, "I Filmed It Back In 2005" [Video].

The-Dream Shocked Over Wedding Photo Release, "I Don't Know How They Got That"

December 18, 2009 10:30 AM

R&B singer The-Dream has shared his reaction to seeing his wedding photo with Christina Milian land online earlier this month.

Continue reading The-Dream Shocked Over Wedding Photo Release, "I Don't Know How They Got That".

Gucci Mane's "State Vs. Radric Davis" Follow-Up On Deck, "It's Already Recorded"

December 18, 2009 10:10 AM

Incarcerated rapper Gucci Mane has announced plans to drop a new album, The State vs. Radric Davis: The Appeal, by next spring and said it will consist of at least 17 tracks.

Continue reading Gucci Mane's "State Vs. Radric Davis" Follow-Up On Deck, "It's Already Recorded" .

Katt Williams Hit W/ $232K Lawsuit, Ex-Worker Claims Comedian Stiffed Her

December 18, 2009 3:20 AM

Stand-up comedian Katt Williams has reportedly been accused of stiffing an ex-assistant of over $232,000 for her services.

Continue reading Katt Williams Hit W/ $232K Lawsuit, Ex-Worker Claims Comedian Stiffed Her.

Lil Wayne Imagines Alternate Rap Career, "I Would Probably Be Studying Something Like Law"

December 17, 2009 9:00 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has shared his thoughts on what his possible career move would have been without hip-hop and said he saw himself studying law.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Imagines Alternate Rap Career, "I Would Probably Be Studying Something Like Law".

Trey Songz Not Ready For R. Kelly Beef, "It Was Me Telling Him Take The D*mn Auto-Tune Off His Voice"

December 17, 2009 8:00 PM

R&B singer Trey Songz has died down past reports of trying to ignite a music beef with hitmaker R. Kelly despite harsh words directed toward him on his "Death of Kells" record last summer.

Continue reading Trey Songz Not Ready For R. Kelly Beef, "It Was Me Telling Him Take The D*mn Auto-Tune Off His Voice".

The Clipse Justify "Popeyes" Music Vid, "Obama's Fried Chicken Was Nothing Racist" [Video]

December 17, 2009 6:30 PM

The Clipse have responded to media who accused their Cam'ron "Popeyes" collaboration music video of being racially offensive.

Continue reading The Clipse Justify "Popeyes" Music Vid, "Obama's Fried Chicken Was Nothing Racist" [Video].

Game Bypasses Rap Disputes For "R.E.D." Album, "I Have No Beefs & There's Nothing Holding Me Back" [Video]

December 17, 2009 6:00 PM

Black Wall Street leader Game has kept fans updated with the latest R.E.D. Album details by explaining what effects having no current rap beefs has had on his fourth solo project.

Continue reading Game Bypasses Rap Disputes For "R.E.D." Album, "I Have No Beefs & There's Nothing Holding Me Back" [Video].

Jay-Z, Diddy, Kanye West & T.I. Help Re-Launch King Magazine

December 17, 2009 5:25 PM

Jay-Z, Diddy, Kanye West, T.I. and more have been chosen to help re-launch the upcoming King Magazine Winter 2010 issue with a "Greatest Stories Ever Told" feature.

Continue reading Jay-Z, Diddy, Kanye West & T.I. Help Re-Launch King Magazine.

AZ Puts Cormega Joint Album Talks On Hold, "We Haven't Spoke On It Yet"

December 17, 2009 5:25 PM

With recent talks of an AZ and Cormega collaboration album, SOHH hit up the Brooklyn, New York-based rap veteran to find out if the duet project is a true possibility.

Continue reading AZ Puts Cormega Joint Album Talks On Hold, "We Haven't Spoke On It Yet".

Jermaine Dupri Defends Not Visiting Da Brat In Prison, "I Don't Want To Deal With That Situation"

December 17, 2009 4:55 PM

Music mogul Jermaine "JD" Dupri has revealed his personal reasons for not visiting incarcerated rapper/associate Da Brat and suggested the public should mind their own business.

Continue reading Jermaine Dupri Defends Not Visiting Da Brat In Prison, "I Don't Want To Deal With That Situation".

Killer Mike Retracts "Disrespectful" Jay-Z & 50 Remarks, "I Want To Apologize" [Video]

December 17, 2009 3:40 PM

Grand Hustle's Killer Mike has clarified past remarks of citing 50 Cent and Jay-Z for copying his style of bringing back "hardcore" hip-hop by offering up an apology.

Continue reading Killer Mike Retracts "Disrespectful" Jay-Z & 50 Remarks, "I Want To Apologize" [Video].

UPDATE: Buju Banton's Drug Trafficking Hearing Waived, Rapper Transferred To Tampa

December 17, 2009 3:30 PM

Reggae star Buju Banton appeared before a judge this week for a hearing on drug trafficking charges that resulted in him getting transferred from a Miami to Tampa, Florida district.

Continue reading UPDATE: Buju Banton's Drug Trafficking Hearing Waived, Rapper Transferred To Tampa.

Nick Cannon Talks Cory Gunz & Adult Swim Show, "It's About A One-Hit Wonder Rap Group"

December 17, 2009 12:30 PM

Rapper/TV star Nick Cannon recently confirmed recent reports of linking with New York emcee Cory Gunz for a television special and discussed his upcoming Cartoon Network Adult Swim series.

Continue reading Nick Cannon Talks Cory Gunz & Adult Swim Show, "It's About A One-Hit Wonder Rap Group".

Kid Cudi Releases Statement On Lady Gaga Tour Departure

December 17, 2009 10:50 AM

Kid Cudi has released a statement regarding his unexpected exit from the Lady Gaga Monster's Ball Tour.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Releases Statement On Lady Gaga Tour Departure.

Busta Rhymes Beats "Chemo" W/ Swizz Beatz & Rockwilder, "We Makin' History In This B*tch"

December 17, 2009 10:40 AM

Rap veteran Busta Rhymes has given die-hard fans a taste of his upcoming Chemo solo album by announcing that it will feature production from Swizz Beatz and Rockwilder.

Continue reading Busta Rhymes Beats "Chemo" W/ Swizz Beatz & Rockwilder, "We Makin' History In This B*tch".

DJ Khaled Cleans Up "Victory" Album, "I Took Three Records Off Because I Had No Choice"

December 17, 2009 10:30 AM

Hitmaker DJ Khaled has made some revisions to his upcoming Victory album, the same compilation project that is set to feature deported rapper Shyne.

Continue reading DJ Khaled Cleans Up "Victory" Album, "I Took Three Records Off Because I Had No Choice".

Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz Questions LL Cool J Hall Of Fame Snub

December 17, 2009 10:25 AM

Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz has spoken out about LL Cool J being snubbed for a chance to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next spring.

Continue reading Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz Questions LL Cool J Hall Of Fame Snub.

UPDATE: Young Money President Reacts To "Rebirth" Pre-Release, Says New Version Coming 2010

December 17, 2009 10:15 AM

Young Money President Mack Maine has addressed the confusion about  Lil Wayne's Rebirth album accidentally being released ahead of schedule and promised a "new" version for 2010.

Continue reading UPDATE: Young Money President Reacts To "Rebirth" Pre-Release, Says New Version Coming 2010.

Lil Wayne, Drake & Nicki Minaj's Young Money Tour Dates Revealed

December 17, 2009 1:50 AM

Lil Wayne's Young Money tour dates have been released to the public and show the rapper's camp loading up for a cross-country road trip today.

Continue reading Lil Wayne, Drake & Nicki Minaj's Young Money Tour Dates Revealed.

Kid Cudi Kicked-Off Lady Gaga Tour, Interscope Records Reps Confirm

December 16, 2009 6:10 PM

Grammy-nominated rapper Kid Cudi has reportedly been dropped from his opening slot on Lady Gaga's nationwide Monster's Ball tour.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Kicked-Off Lady Gaga Tour, Interscope Records Reps Confirm .

Cam'ron's Sidekick Vado Speaks On Dipset Dispute, "All Them Guys Is Family" [Video]

December 16, 2009 6:05 PM

Cam'ron protege Vado has spoken up on the current Dipset dispute and said the situation is simply a family disagreement.

Continue reading Cam'ron's Sidekick Vado Speaks On Dipset Dispute, "All Them Guys Is Family" [Video].

Soulja Boy Denies Rumors That Chicago Goons "Ran In His Show Bustin' Shots"

December 16, 2009 4:50 PM

Soulja Boy Tell Em has responded to new rumors which claim he was forced to leave the city of Chicago, Illinois as a result of being threatened by gang members with weapons.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Denies Rumors That Chicago Goons "Ran In His Show Bustin' Shots".

First-Week Projected Sales Show Alicia Keys and Robin Thicke Will Take Over The Charts

December 16, 2009 4:00 PM

R&B singers Alicia Keys and Robin Thicke will reportedly find themselves on the sales charts next week with their new albums having projected sales ranging from 100,000 to 350,000 sold.

Continue reading First-Week Projected Sales Show Alicia Keys and Robin Thicke Will Take Over The Charts.

Tony Yayo Co-Signs Dame Dash's Ex-Cameraman, "He Has The Best Footage Ever" [Video]

December 16, 2009 3:45 PM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently co-signed former Damon Dash and Roc-A-Fella cameraman Choke No Joke's movement in the film industry.

Continue reading Tony Yayo Co-Signs Dame Dash's Ex-Cameraman, "He Has The Best Footage Ever" [Video].

Obie Trice Calls Out BET, Says Network Banned Music Over Eminem No-Shows

December 16, 2009 3:35 PM

Former Shady Records artist Obie Trice has called out BET by accusing the urban network of blackballing his music in the past, after Eminem skipped their annual awards shows.

Continue reading Obie Trice Calls Out BET, Says Network Banned Music Over Eminem No-Shows.

Nas Accepts "Distant Relatives" Risk, "I Don't Know Who's Gonna Like It, Who's Gonna Hate It"

December 16, 2009 2:50 PM

Grammy-nominated rapper Nas recently opened up about taking a risk with his upcoming Damian Marley collaboration album,  Distant Relatives, and said the project feels "right" for him.

Continue reading Nas Accepts "Distant Relatives" Risk, "I Don't Know Who's Gonna Like It, Who's Gonna Hate It".

The Lox & Puff Daddy Have A NYC Sit Down, "In Meeting W/ Diddy!!!"

December 16, 2009 2:30 PM

Last night, The Lox and Diddy linked for secret meeting in New York and publicly announced the gathering through their own Twitter pages.

Continue reading The Lox & Puff Daddy Have A NYC Sit Down, "In Meeting W/ Diddy!!!".

Game Supported 50 Cent's "Before I Self Destruct" LP, "We Bought 17 Albums Man" [Video]

December 16, 2009 1:20 PM

Former G-Unit member Game recently revealed how he supported 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct album by purchasing nearly 20 copies and detailed why its first-week sales indicate Fif's decreasing popularity.

Continue reading Game Supported 50 Cent's "Before I Self Destruct" LP, "We Bought 17 Albums Man" [Video].

Chris Brown Tags No. 7, Gucci Mane Invades Top 10, Snoop Dogg, Timbaland, B.G. & The Clipse Debut

December 16, 2009 12:30 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Chris Brown makes his comeback at No. 7, Gucci Mane lands into the Top 10 plus new releases from Snoop Dogg, Timbaland, The Clipse debut on the charts.

Continue reading Chris Brown Tags No. 7, Gucci Mane Invades Top 10, Snoop Dogg, Timbaland, B.G. & The Clipse Debut.

Kelis On Moving To Jimmy Iovine's Interscope Records, "It Was A Good Marriage"

December 16, 2009 12:20 PM

R&B singer Kelis recently dished about her motivation for joining the likes of Diddy, Mary J. Blige, Eminem and other Interscope Records artists with her new recording deal.

Continue reading Kelis On Moving To Jimmy Iovine's Interscope Records, "It Was A Good Marriage".

Hurricane Chris Defends "Best Rapper Alive" Proclamation, "I'm The D-Bo Of The Rap Game"

December 16, 2009 11:25 AM

After rapper Hurricane Chris dubbed himself the "best rapper alive" in an interview earlier this month, SOHH got in touch with the Southern emcee to see if he could defend the title against artists like Jay-Z and Lil Wayne.

Continue reading Hurricane Chris Defends "Best Rapper Alive" Proclamation, "I'm The D-Bo Of The Rap Game".

Kanye West Breaks Silence On "Fairytale" Film, "I Wish I Could Say That Monster Was Truly Dead"

December 16, 2009 10:55 AM

Kanye West has finally broken his silence on starring in Spike Jonze's We Were Once a Fairytale film earlier this year and shared hints at the project's underlying theme.

Continue reading Kanye West Breaks Silence On "Fairytale" Film, "I Wish I Could Say That Monster Was Truly Dead".

Rihanna Clears Up Herpes Rumor, "It's A F*cking Scar"

December 16, 2009 10:25 AM

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna has cleared up rumors that she has herpes of the mouth an that her affliction allegedly kicked off the domestic dispute with former boyfriend Chris Brown.

Continue reading Rihanna Clears Up Herpes Rumor, "It's A F*cking Scar".

UPDATE: Diddy Deads Kim Porter Marriage Reports, "Not Engaged. Sorry"

December 16, 2009 10:25 AM

Rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs has denied reports suggesting that he is on the verge of marrying his kids' mother and long-time girlfriend, Kim Porter.

Continue reading UPDATE: Diddy Deads Kim Porter Marriage Reports, "Not Engaged. Sorry".

Bow Wow & Taraji P. Henson On "Hurricane Season" Leak, "I'm So Mad How They Did Us"

December 16, 2009 10:15 AM

Rapper Bow Wow and actress Taraji P. Henson have shared mixed reactions to seeing their delayed Hurricane Season film, which co-stars Lil Wayne, leak online earlier this week.

Continue reading Bow Wow & Taraji P. Henson On "Hurricane Season" Leak, "I'm So Mad How They Did Us".

Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Ships Early, Album Released To Amazon Customers

December 15, 2009 5:56 PM

Lil Wayne's recently delayed album, Rebirth, has reportedly found its way into roughly 500 Amazon customers' hands as the online retail site sent pre-purchases this week.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Ships Early, Album Released To Amazon Customers.

T.I.'s Lawyer Says Rapper May Come Home Early, "We Are Hopeful T.I. Will Be Placed In A Halfway House"

December 15, 2009 5:55 PM

An attorney for incarcerated rapper Clifford "T.I." Harris has addressed rumors of the Grand Hustle leader being placed in a halfway house to help shorten his prison sentence.

Continue reading T.I.'s Lawyer Says Rapper May Come Home Early, "We Are Hopeful T.I. Will Be Placed In A Halfway House".

Shyne To Make Rap Comeback W/ DJ Khaled, Snags Akon & Movado Collabo

December 15, 2009 5:50 PM

Shyne will reportedly make his rap game return permanent by appearing on DJ Khaled's upcoming album, Victory, alongside Akon and Movado.

Continue reading Shyne To Make Rap Comeback W/ DJ Khaled, Snags Akon & Movado Collabo.

Drake, Mannie Fresh & Juvenile To Invade New Orleans Jazz Fest 2010

December 15, 2009 5:45 PM

Young Money's Drake, Mannie Fresh and Juvenile have reportedly been chosen to take-over next year's New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival in Louisiana.

Continue reading Drake, Mannie Fresh & Juvenile To Invade New Orleans Jazz Fest 2010.

LL Cool J Dropped From Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees

December 15, 2009 5:35 PM

Rap veteran LL Cool J has reportedly lost his opportunity to be inducted into the upcoming Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next spring.

Continue reading LL Cool J Dropped From Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame Nominees.

Lil Wayne To Spend Valentine's Day Behind Bars, Prison Sentence Start Date Revealed

December 15, 2009 4:50 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has been confirmed to begin his upcoming one-year prison sentence in early February 2010.

Continue reading Lil Wayne To Spend Valentine's Day Behind Bars, Prison Sentence Start Date Revealed.

Chris Brown Deletes Twitter Page, Soulja Boy Tell Em Reacts

December 15, 2009 4:20 PM

R&B singer Chris Brown has reportedly deleted his popular Twitter page after a month filled with rants and conspiracy theories about major retailers not stocking his album.

Continue reading Chris Brown Deletes Twitter Page, Soulja Boy Tell Em Reacts.

Diddy Inducts Jay-Z Into His 40/40 Club

December 15, 2009 3:00 PM

For Caption Diss, the peeps at SOHH are shining some spotlight on y'all, the minute-to-minute readers, and giving you a chance to leave the final word. The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets to cock back the SOHH Caption Diss trophy for a week. Who run it?

Continue reading Diddy Inducts Jay-Z Into His 40/40 Club.

Jim Jones Defends Freekey Zekey Diss Track, "I Felt I Needed To Respond"

December 15, 2009 2:30 PM

Dipset's Jim Jones has justified firing back toward Freekey Zekey on the "Feel Me" remix and said despite the verbal jabs, he still maintains a certain level of respect for him.

Continue reading Jim Jones Defends Freekey Zekey Diss Track, "I Felt I Needed To Respond".

Nick Cannon Links W/ 50 Cent For "Hatin' On '09" New Year's Eve Special

December 15, 2009 1:40 PM

Rapper/TV star Nick Cannon has announced plans to host a television special called "Hatin' On '09" this New Year's Eve with an appearance from 50 Cent.

Continue reading Nick Cannon Links W/ 50 Cent For "Hatin' On '09" New Year's Eve Special.

Lil Wayne Inks Short Dawg To Young Money, "It's All Love Over There"

December 15, 2009 1:00 PM

Lil Wayne has signed Young Money associate Short Dawg to his record label after being affiliated with the rapper for over two years.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Inks Short Dawg To Young Money, "It's All Love Over There".

Game Co-Signs Barbie Movement, "Nicki Minaj Made The 'R.E.D. Album'"

December 15, 2009 11:40 AM

West Coast rapper Game has announced that Young Money's Nicki Minaj is one of the latest artist to be featured on his upcoming R.E.D. Album.

Continue reading Game Co-Signs Barbie Movement, "Nicki Minaj Made The 'R.E.D. Album'".

Chris Brown's "Blackballing" Remarks Disputed By Retailers, "We Have It, It's Not Selling Much"

December 15, 2009 11:30 AM

Retailers have responded to Chris Brown's recent complaints about major chain stores not stocking his Graffiti album.

Continue reading Chris Brown's "Blackballing" Remarks Disputed By Retailers, "We Have It, It's Not Selling Much".

Kelis On Rihanna & Cassie Swagger Jacking Her Style, "I Expect Them To Copy Me"

December 15, 2009 10:40 AM

R&B singer Kelis recently pointed her finger at Rihanna and Cassie for copying her hair and fashion styles and said she "expected" the younger generations to follow her lead.

Continue reading Kelis On Rihanna & Cassie Swagger Jacking Her Style, "I Expect Them To Copy Me".

Obie Trice's "Special Reserve" Drops Today, "I'm Real Passionate About My Music"

December 15, 2009 10:30 AM

With today's release of Obie Trice's Special Reserve album, SOHH spoke with the former Shady Records artist to learn more about his motivation for dropping a project filled with unreleased tracks.

Continue reading Obie Trice's "Special Reserve" Drops Today, "I'm Real Passionate About My Music".

Gucci Mane Reveals New Young Jeezy Collabo, "It's Debuting In A Few Weeks"

December 15, 2009 10:25 AM

Incarcerated rapper Gucci Mane updated fans this week on his relationship with former rival Young Jeezy and said music heads should prepare to hear an upcoming collaboration.

Continue reading Gucci Mane Reveals New Young Jeezy Collabo, "It's Debuting In A Few Weeks".

Diddy Reportedly Considering Marriage W/ Long-Time Girlfriend

December 15, 2009 10:15 AM

Rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs is reportedly considering proposing marriage to his kids' mother and long-time girlfriend, Kim Porter.

Continue reading Diddy Reportedly Considering Marriage W/ Long-Time Girlfriend.

Shyne Reportedly In The Studio Making New Music, "Big Producers & Execs Been Flying To Belize"

December 14, 2009 5:50 PM

Former Bad Boy Records artist Shyne is reportedly planning out his return to the rap game by hitting the studio to make some new music.

Continue reading Shyne Reportedly In The Studio Making New Music, "Big Producers & Execs Been Flying To Belize".

Loon Explains Leaving Diddy & Bad Boy, "It's A Dirty Business"

December 14, 2009 5:45 PM

Former Bad Boy Records artist Loon recently discussed parting ways with Diddy's company and blamed shady music industry practices as a determining factor.

Continue reading Loon Explains Leaving Diddy & Bad Boy, "It's A Dirty Business".

Drag-On Talks Ruff Ryders Reunion Delay, "We Just All Had A Lot Of Things On Our Plate"

December 14, 2009 4:30 PM

With talk of  Ruff Ryders reunion, SOHH reached out to the crew's Drag-On to get an update on when fans could watch DMX, Swizz Beatz, Eve, The Lox and more hitting the stage together.

Continue reading Drag-On Talks Ruff Ryders Reunion Delay, "We Just All Had A Lot Of Things On Our Plate".

50 Cent On Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks' Upcoming Releases, "We'll Find A Way To Put Them Out"

December 14, 2009 4:05 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently talked about the rap careers of his crew, Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks, saying their buzz is still present despite not releasing solo albums in over three years.

Continue reading 50 Cent On Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks' Upcoming Releases, "We'll Find A Way To Put Them Out".

Memphis Bleek Discusses Beanie Sigel's Jay-Z Rants, "Him & I Know The Truth"

December 14, 2009 3:30 PM

Memphis Bleek has spoke up on Beanie Sigel's recent rants against him and Jay-Z by saying he still maintains a certain amount of respect for his former Roc-A-Fella labelmate.

Continue reading Memphis Bleek Discusses Beanie Sigel's Jay-Z Rants, "Him & I Know The Truth".

Jim Jones On 50 Cent/Jay-Z Dispute, "If I Was 50, I'd Run Down & Snuff The Sh*t Out Of Him"

December 14, 2009 2:35 PM

Dipset's Jim Jones recently weighed in on the current dispute between 50 Cent and Jay-Z by giving the G-Unit leader some rap beef advice.

Continue reading Jim Jones On 50 Cent/Jay-Z Dispute, "If I Was 50, I'd Run Down & Snuff The Sh*t Out Of Him".

Royce Da 5'9 Goes At Canibus & Benzino W/ New Record, "We Ain't A Fan Of Your Sh*t" [Audio]

December 14, 2009 1:40 PM

Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9 has sent a few warning shots to rap rivals Canbius and Benzino on a track called "No Coming Back From That."

Continue reading Royce Da 5'9 Goes At Canibus & Benzino W/ New Record, "We Ain't A Fan Of Your Sh*t" [Audio].

Snoop Dogg On T.I. & Lil Wayne Doing Jail Bids, "Just Be A Little Smarter"

December 14, 2009 12:40 PM

Rap veteran Snoop Dogg has shared his insight and overall reaction to rappers like T.I. and Lil Wayne being the latest emcees to put down the microphone for jail sentences.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg On T.I. & Lil Wayne Doing Jail Bids, "Just Be A Little Smarter".

Nas On "Distant Relatives" Global Message, "The Topics Can Be Related To By People In Sweden, Germany & China"

December 14, 2009 12:00 PM

Rapper Nas has discussed the aim of his upcoming joint album with Damian Marley, Distant Relatives, and said the material will appeal to fans in all countries.

Continue reading Nas On "Distant Relatives" Global Message, "The Topics Can Be Related To By People In Sweden, Germany & China".

Coolio's MMA Match-Up Called Off, Low Ticket Sales To Blame

December 14, 2009 11:40 AM

Rap veteran Coolio's mixed martial arts debut against fighter Eric Martinez was canceled over the weekend due to low ticket sales.

Continue reading Coolio's MMA Match-Up Called Off, Low Ticket Sales To Blame.

Game Opens Up About Justin Timberlake Collabo, "I Could See Grammy Awards" [Videos]

December 14, 2009 11:15 AM

Black Wall Street leader Game has opened up about his time in the studio with pop star Justin Timberlake and said their collaboration could land them a Grammy Award.

Continue reading Game Opens Up About Justin Timberlake Collabo, "I Could See Grammy Awards" [Videos].

Kid Cudi's Knock-Out Victim Comes Forward, "I'm The Guy You Punched" [Video]

December 14, 2009 9:50 AM

The male victim who was punched by Kid Cudi during a concert last weekend has come forward to reveal his identity and say he will not press charges against the rapper.

Continue reading Kid Cudi's Knock-Out Victim Comes Forward, "I'm The Guy You Punched" [Video].

Reggae Star Buju Banton Held By Police On Drug Charges, DEA Confirms Arrest

December 14, 2009 9:30 AM

Reggae star Buju Banton has reportedly been placed in federal custody in Florida after allegedly attempting to sell over five kilos of cocaine.

Continue reading Reggae Star Buju Banton Held By Police On Drug Charges, DEA Confirms Arrest.

Slain NYC Shooter Battled Kanye West On 2008's "Hood Fab" [Video]

December 14, 2009 9:00 AM

An aspiring rapper slain by New York City police last week during a shoot-out in Times Square reportedly out-witted Kanye West on an episode of "Hood Fab" in 2008.

Continue reading Slain NYC Shooter Battled Kanye West On 2008's "Hood Fab" [Video].

Mya Clears Up Gucci Mane Dating Rumors, "Are You Serious?" [Audio]

December 13, 2009 11:30 AM

R&B singer Mya has cleared up past rumors which allege she was romantically involved with incarcerated rapper Gucci Mane.

Continue reading Mya Clears Up Gucci Mane Dating Rumors, "Are You Serious?" [Audio].

Nicki Minaj Ready To Finish Debut Album, "I'm Taking A Complete Hiatus For The Next Couple Months" [Audio]

December 13, 2009 10:00 AM

Young Money female rapper Nicki Minaj has announced her aim to slow down her tour runs and head nto the studio for a few months to focus on debut album.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Ready To Finish Debut Album, "I'm Taking A Complete Hiatus For The Next Couple Months" [Audio].

Chris Brown Makes In-Store "Graffiti" Search, "Just Was At Wal-Mart & They Didn't Even Have My Album In The Back"

December 13, 2009 9:00 AM

Chris Brown has continued to show his frustration with major retailers reportedly not carrying his new album, Graffiti, by making in-store stops to check on the CD's availability.

Continue reading Chris Brown Makes In-Store "Graffiti" Search, "Just Was At Wal-Mart & They Didn't Even Have My Album In The Back".

UPDATE: Mother Of Alleged Pleasure P Child Victim Speaks, "He Had A Charge Dealing W/ Children" [Audio]

December 13, 2009 8:00 AM

The mother of the alleged child victim in Marcus "Pleasure P" Cooper's publicized molestation accusations has come forward to confirm that recent reports against the singer's image may be true.

Continue reading UPDATE: Mother Of Alleged Pleasure P Child Victim Speaks, "He Had A Charge Dealing W/ Children" [Audio].

Swizz Beatz Tackles Alicia Keys-Mashonda Controversy, "F*ck What They Say Or Said, I'm A Good Man"

December 12, 2009 10:00 PM

Ruff Ryders producer Swizz Beatz has publicly shared his displeasure in witnessing the media's interest in his alleged love life with Alicia Keys and current separation from his R&B singer wife Mashonda.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Tackles Alicia Keys-Mashonda Controversy, "F*ck What They Say Or Said, I'm A Good Man".

Timbaland On Leaving Rap Game, "I Was Done W/ Hip-Hop A Long Time Ago"

December 12, 2009 9:30 AM

Grammy-winning producer Timbaland has explained distancing himself from the rap game as of late and discussed why hip-hop may have lost its touch.

Continue reading Timbaland On Leaving Rap Game, "I Was Done W/ Hip-Hop A Long Time Ago".

The-Dream Defends Grammy Twitter Outburst, "I Had To Let My People Know"

December 12, 2009 9:00 AM

R&B singer/songwriter The-Dream has justified using profanity in speaking out against The Grammy Awards nomination board members last week by publicly showing his frustration on Twitter.

Continue reading The-Dream Defends Grammy Twitter Outburst, "I Had To Let My People Know".

Pleasure P On Child Molestation Claims, "I Got A 5 Year Old Son, We're Talking Family Here"

December 12, 2009 8:30 AM

Former Pretty Ricky superstar Pleasure P has continued to address recent child molestation accusations directed toward his character and said he is taking the situation serious.

Continue reading Pleasure P On Child Molestation Claims, "I Got A 5 Year Old Son, We're Talking Family Here".

Michael Jackson To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At 52nd Grammys

December 12, 2009 8:00 AM

Late iconic singer Michael Jackson will reportedly be honored at the upcoming 52nd Grammy Awards celebration next month by receiving a Lifetime Achievement award.

Continue reading Michael Jackson To Receive Lifetime Achievement Award At 52nd Grammys.

Lil Wayne Pulls A Dr. Dre, Jim Jones Destroys Dipset Reunion, Pleasure P Loves The Kids

December 11, 2009 11:50 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, we're bringin' that a** back 168 hours to laugh at Jay-Z and Nas "wanting" to do a 50 Cent collaboration, see Jim Jones destroy Dipset reunion talks...again, get up close and personal with Pleasure P, watch Lil Wayne pull a Dr. Dre and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Lil Wayne Pulls A Dr. Dre, Jim Jones Destroys Dipset Reunion, Pleasure P Loves The Kids.

Juelz Santana Will Not Diss Cam'ron, "He Gave Me The Opportunity To Even Be Here"

December 11, 2009 5:55 PM

Dipset's Juelz Santana has opened up about not going down the same route as Jim Jones and exposing his past issues with Cam'ron.

Continue reading Juelz Santana Will Not Diss Cam'ron, "He Gave Me The Opportunity To Even Be Here".

Chris Brown Claims Major Retailers Are "Blackballing" Him, "I'm Tired Of This Sh*t"

December 11, 2009 5:10 PM

R&B singer Chris Brown has decided to air out his issues with major retailers not carrying ample amounts of his new album, Graffiti, by claiming he is being unjustly treated.

Continue reading Chris Brown Claims Major Retailers Are "Blackballing" Him, "I'm Tired Of This Sh*t" .

DJ Khaled Co-Signs Rick Ross' Greatness, "Ross Is One Of The Biggest Rappers In The Game"

December 11, 2009 4:45 PM

DJ Khaled recently spoke up for his associate Rick Ross and said the rapper should be considered one of the "biggest" emcees in today's rap game.

Continue reading DJ Khaled Co-Signs Rick Ross' Greatness, "Ross Is One Of The Biggest Rappers In The Game".

Red Cafe & Cassie Follow Diddy To Interscope, "Shout-Out To Puff, He's Doing His Thing" [Video]

December 11, 2009 4:00 PM

Bad Boy Records' Red Cafe has spoken about Diddy's recent move to Interscope and said both he and Cassie were also a part of the deal.

Continue reading Red Cafe & Cassie Follow Diddy To Interscope, "Shout-Out To Puff, He's Doing His Thing" [Video].

UPDATE: Jay-Z's 40/40 Club Sued Over Publicized Assault

December 11, 2009 2:30 PM

Jay-Z's 40/40 Club, located in Atlantic City, New Jersey, has reportedly been sued over the brutal beat down of its customers earlier this fall.

Continue reading UPDATE: Jay-Z's 40/40 Club Sued Over Publicized Assault.

50 Cent Wanted Game To "Go Away" During Beef, "50th Law" Co-Author Gives Details

December 11, 2009 2:25 PM

The co-author behind 50 Cent's 50th Law book, Robert Greene, has given details on how the G-Unit leader initially tried to make his problems with Game "go away" during their early rap beef.

Continue reading 50 Cent Wanted Game To "Go Away" During Beef, "50th Law" Co-Author Gives Details.

The Firm Reunion Concert Nixed, Dispute Errupts W/ Promoter

December 11, 2009 1:30 PM

The Firm reunion concert, with AZ and Foxy Brown, was canceled at the last minute Thursday (December 10) night in New York City.

Continue reading The Firm Reunion Concert Nixed, Dispute Errupts W/ Promoter.

Jay-Z's "Empire State Of Mind" Co-Writer Revealed, "I Come From The Same Building Where He Lived"

December 11, 2009 12:05 PM

The co-writer behind Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" smash hit has come forward to discuss her reaction to the song's success.

Continue reading Jay-Z's "Empire State Of Mind" Co-Writer Revealed, "I Come From The Same Building Where He Lived".

Diddy Discusses Retiring From Drug Game, "God Was Sending Me Signals"

December 11, 2009 11:40 AM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy recently discussed his short-lived career as a drug dealer during his youth and revealed what made him give up the crack game for the rap game.

Continue reading Diddy Discusses Retiring From Drug Game, "God Was Sending Me Signals".

Nelly's Mansion Reportedly Broken Into, Suspect On The Run

December 11, 2009 11:00 AM

Rapper Nelly's Missouri mansion was reportedly broken into this morning (December 11).

Continue reading Nelly's Mansion Reportedly Broken Into, Suspect On The Run.

RAP ON THRILLER: "Michael Jackson Inspired The Whole Nation" -AZ

December 11, 2009 10:40 AM

In light of the recent Thriller anniversary, SOHH spoke with rappers to get their take on Michael Jackson's history-making album and the performer's lasting legacy.

Continue reading RAP ON THRILLER: "Michael Jackson Inspired The Whole Nation" -AZ.

Chris Brown Is Done W/ Rihanna Questions, Prematurely Ends Live Interview

December 11, 2009 10:30 AM

R&B singer Chris Brown has displayed his disinterest in addressing Rihanna questions after surprising radio listeners yesterday (December 10) by hanging up on a talk show host during his live interview.

Continue reading Chris Brown Is Done W/ Rihanna Questions, Prematurely Ends Live Interview.

Rick Ross On "Deeper Than Rap" Missing 2009 Grammy Nod, "I Think They All Haters" [Audio]

December 11, 2009 10:10 AM

Rick Ross has shared his displeasure in seeing his latest album Deeper Than Rap miss out on earning a Grammy Awards nomination for next month's annual ceremony through a new remix to Beyonce's "Video Phone" song.

Continue reading Rick Ross On "Deeper Than Rap" Missing 2009 Grammy Nod, "I Think They All Haters" [Audio].

Game Pities 50 Cent, "At This Point He's Shooting Himself"

December 10, 2009 5:55 PM

Former G-Unit member Game has opened up about his perception of 50 Cent's Before I Self Destruct first-week record sales.

Continue reading Game Pities 50 Cent, "At This Point He's Shooting Himself".

Ashanti Stalker Arrested, Reportedly Sent "Disgusting" Text Messages To Singer

December 10, 2009 5:41 PM

An Indiana man has reportedly been placed behind bars for stalking R&B singer/actress Ashanti Douglas along with her immediate family.

Continue reading Ashanti Stalker Arrested, Reportedly Sent "Disgusting" Text Messages To Singer.

Jay-Z Bouncers Fired Over 40/40 Club Incident, Workers Say They Were "Just Doing Our Jobs"

December 10, 2009 5:25 PM

Employees from Jay-Z's Atlantic City 40/40 night club have been terminated after video footage landed online earlier this month showing two customers being brutally assaulted.

Continue reading Jay-Z Bouncers Fired Over 40/40 Club Incident, Workers Say They Were "Just Doing Our Jobs".

Kanye West Ready For Sade's Comeback Album, "This Is Why I Still Have A Blog"

December 10, 2009 5:20 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has shown his interest in the forthcoming Sade album via a post on his daily blog.

Continue reading Kanye West Ready For Sade's Comeback Album, "This Is Why I Still Have A Blog".

Timbaland Explains Jay-Z "BP3" Leaks, "I Guess Somebody Hacked My Engineer's Computer & Just Got Us" [Audio]

December 10, 2009 4:45 PM

Timbaland has addressed past accusations of being  responsible for leaking a majority of Jay-Z's Blueprint III tracks prior to its release last September.

Continue reading Timbaland Explains Jay-Z "BP3" Leaks, "I Guess Somebody Hacked My Engineer's Computer & Just Got Us" [Audio].

DJ Khaled Stands By Ace Hood's Sales, "Hood Is One Of The Most Selling New Rap Artists"

December 10, 2009 4:10 PM

DJ Khaled has spoken about the low record sales his artist Ace Hood received on his two solo releases and said he viewed the fellow Miami rapper as a rising star.

Continue reading DJ Khaled Stands By Ace Hood's Sales, "Hood Is One Of The Most Selling New Rap Artists".

"Love Of Ray J" Star Hospitalized After Incident W/ Newborn Baby

December 10, 2009 12:50 PM

A contestant from the first season of VH1's "For the Love of Ray J" was reportedly taken in on a 5150 psychiatric hold earlier this month as a result of postpartum depression.

Continue reading "Love Of Ray J" Star Hospitalized After Incident W/ Newborn Baby.

Chris Brown Breaks Silence On "Famous Girl" Track, "It Really Doesn't Need An Explanation"

December 10, 2009 11:30 AM

R&B singer Chris Brown has opened up about his alleged Rihanna tell-all track, "Famous Girl," which accuses his ex-girlfriend of being in a secret relationship with Drake.

Continue reading Chris Brown Breaks Silence On "Famous Girl" Track, "It Really Doesn't Need An Explanation".

Fabolous Sticks W/ "Loso's Way" Theme, Album Sequel In The Works

December 10, 2009 11:10 AM

Grammy-nominated rapper Fabolous has confirmed reports that he is heading back into the studio to begin work on an upcoming sequel to 2009's Loso's Way.

Continue reading Fabolous Sticks W/ "Loso's Way" Theme, Album Sequel In The Works.

Drake Talks Jay-Z "Light It Up" Collabo, Compares Track To "Forever"

December 10, 2009 10:55 AM

Young Money's Drake has dished a few details surrounding "Light It Up" his upcoming collaboration with Jay-Z and said the record captures the "triumphant" feel of his recent hit, "Forever".

Continue reading Drake Talks Jay-Z "Light It Up" Collabo, Compares Track To "Forever".

RAP ON THRILLER: "I Really Have To Give My Whole Career To Michael Jackson" -Master P

December 10, 2009 10:50 AM

In light of the recent Thriller anniversary, SOHH spoke with rappers to get their take on Michael Jackson's history-making album and the performer's lasting legacy.

Continue reading RAP ON THRILLER: "I Really Have To Give My Whole Career To Michael Jackson" -Master P.

Kanye West's "College Dropout" Takes Best Of The Decade Honors, "There Can Only Be One Number One"

December 10, 2009 9:33 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has shared his reaction to Entertainment Weekly naming his debut album, The College Dropout, the best CD of the past ten years.

Continue reading Kanye West's "College Dropout" Takes Best Of The Decade Honors, "There Can Only Be One Number One" .

Nas Requests Joint Custody Of Kid W/ Kelis, Forced To Pay Over $51K

December 10, 2009 9:20 AM

During hearings held this week, New York rapper Nasir "Nas" Jones requested joint custody of the child he shares with estranged wife Kelis and was ordered to pay out over $51,000 a month to her in spousal and child support.

Continue reading Nas Requests Joint Custody Of Kid W/ Kelis, Forced To Pay Over $51K.

Chris Brown, Gucci Mane & Snoop Dogg To Dominate Charts Next Week

December 9, 2009 6:00 PM

Chris Brown, Gucci Mane, and Snoop Dogg are among those projected to make album debuts on theSales Wrap charts next week.

Continue reading Chris Brown, Gucci Mane & Snoop Dogg To Dominate Charts Next Week.

Jay-Z, T.I. & Eminem Top iTunes 2009 Record Sales

December 9, 2009 5:55 PM

Rappers Jay-Z, T.I. and Eminem have earned spots on iTunes 2009 year-end Top Albums & Tracks charts.

Continue reading Jay-Z, T.I. & Eminem Top iTunes 2009 Record Sales.

Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Reportedly Delayed To 2010

December 9, 2009 5:05 PM

A Universal Motown rep claims Lil Wayne's rock-influenced solo project, Rebirth, will be released in 2010 after multiple delays and setbacks.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's "Rebirth" Reportedly Delayed To 2010.

Jay-Z's 40th B-Day Surprise Party Details Leak, Beyonce Invited Kanye West & Diddy

December 9, 2009 4:20 PM

Jay-Z's 40th surprise birthday party details have landed online and claim his wife, Beyonce Knowles, enlisted an A-list class of celebrities including Kanye West, Diddy and Alicia Keys to take part in the celebration.

Continue reading Jay-Z's 40th B-Day Surprise Party Details Leak, Beyonce Invited Kanye West & Diddy.

RAP ON THRILLER: "Michael Jackson Is A Genius" -Playaz Circle

December 9, 2009 4:15 PM

In light of the recent Thriller anniversary, SOHH spoke with rappers to get their take on Michael Jackson's history-making album and the performer's lasting legacy.

Continue reading RAP ON THRILLER: "Michael Jackson Is A Genius" -Playaz Circle.

Travis Barker Reached Settlement For 2008 Plane Crash W/ DJ AM

December 9, 2009 3:20 PM

Former Blink 182 drummer Travis Barker reportedly reached a settlement over the September 2008 jetcrash that left he and the late and DJ AM injured

Continue reading Travis Barker Reached Settlement For 2008 Plane Crash W/ DJ AM.

Jim Jones Fires Back At Freekey Zekey, "I Rob, I Don't Steal" [Audio]

December 9, 2009 1:50 PM

Dipset's Jim Jones has responded to Freekey Zekey's recently released track, "Feel Me", in which he accused the Diplomats' Capo of stealing funds.

Continue reading Jim Jones Fires Back At Freekey Zekey, "I Rob, I Don't Steal" [Audio].

Game Tattoos Pharrell's "Star Trak" Logo On His Arm, "That's How I Show My Loyalty"

December 9, 2009 1:15 PM

Black Wall Street's Game has upped his level of appreciation for Pharrell Williams, the executive producer of the upcoming R.E.D. Album, by tattooing his record label logo onto his body.

Continue reading Game Tattoos Pharrell's "Star Trak" Logo On His Arm, "That's How I Show My Loyalty".

Eminem Crowned Biggest-Selling Artist In Past 10 Years, Sold Over 32 Mil Albums

December 9, 2009 1:00 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has sold more than 32 million albums over the past ten years making him the biggest-selling artist of the decade.

Continue reading Eminem Crowned Biggest-Selling Artist In Past 10 Years, Sold Over 32 Mil Albums.

R. Kelly Finds A Title At No. 4, 50 Cent Drops From Top 20, Juvenile Gets Cocky On The Charts

December 9, 2009 12:15 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, R. Kelly has his comeback album noticed at No. 4, 50 Cent moves outside of Top 20 and Juvenile debuts on the charts.

Continue reading R. Kelly Finds A Title At No. 4, 50 Cent Drops From Top 20, Juvenile Gets Cocky On The Charts.

Chris Brown Responds To Negative "Graffiti" Feedback, "We're Gonna Keep It Moving"

December 9, 2009 12:00 PM

R&B singer Chris Brown has responded to recent negative reviews of his new Graffiti album and said he was being slammed for his domestic dispute with ex-lover Rihanna.

Continue reading Chris Brown Responds To Negative "Graffiti" Feedback, "We're Gonna Keep It Moving".

Mario Reflects On Gucci Mane's Prison Sentence, "It's Definitely A Setback" [Video]

December 9, 2009 11:10 AM

R&B singer Mario has reflected on his "Break Up" collaborator Gucci Mane being placed behind bars for nearly a year.

Continue reading Mario Reflects On Gucci Mane's Prison Sentence, "It's Definitely A Setback" [Video].

Nicki Minaj Reveals When Lil Wayne Will Report To Jail, "He's Going To Be Up There In February" [Video]

December 9, 2009 10:30 AM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has become the latest artist from Lil Wayne's label to speak on his upcoming jail bid and explained when he would be heading up north to begin.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Reveals When Lil Wayne Will Report To Jail, "He's Going To Be Up There In February" [Video].

40 Glocc Talks 50 Cent's Rap Beefs, "He'll Give Jay-Z A Run For His Money"

December 9, 2009 10:15 AM

G-Unit associate 40 Glocc recently discussed his loyalty to 50 Cent saying the successful rapper can always count on him to back him in a rap beef.

Continue reading 40 Glocc Talks 50 Cent's Rap Beefs, "He'll Give Jay-Z A Run For His Money".

Kid Cudi Addresses Fake Twitter Account, "I Think Its Sad As A MuthaF*cka People Do This"

December 8, 2009 5:55 PM

Rap newcomer Kid Cudi has addressed Internet impostors taking on his name and promised to relaunch his own personal website to make official announcements.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Addresses Fake Twitter Account, "I Think Its Sad As A MuthaF*cka People Do This".

Pleasure P Talks Child Molestation Accusations, "It Could Happen To You" [Video]

December 8, 2009 5:50 PM

Pleasure P, an ex-member of R&B group Pretty Ricky, has detailed recent accusations implicating his involvement in an alleged child molestation case.

Continue reading Pleasure P Talks Child Molestation Accusations, "It Could Happen To You" [Video].

Big Boi Defends "Sir Luscious" 2 Year Album Delay, "It's Like Your Baby"

December 8, 2009 5:45 PM

After keeping fans waiting for more than two years, OutKast's Big Boi has justified the delays that his debut solo project, Sir Luscious Left Foot, has faced.

Continue reading Big Boi Defends "Sir Luscious" 2 Year Album Delay, "It's Like Your Baby".

Nicki Minaj Takes On Remy Ma Sex Scandal Footage, "So Now I Was A D*ke?" [Video]

December 8, 2009 5:30 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has addressed online footage which allegedly shows a 2006 Minaj speaking on her sexual relationship with incarcerated rapper Remy Ma.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Takes On Remy Ma Sex Scandal Footage, "So Now I Was A D*ke?" [Video].

Diddy Denies Day26 "Leaving" His Label, "They're Still Part of Bad Boy" [Video]

December 8, 2009 3:35 PM

Bad Boy Records CEO Sean "Diddy" Combs has disputed recent speculation that Day26 has left his imprint.

Continue reading Diddy Denies Day26 "Leaving" His Label, "They're Still Part of Bad Boy" [Video].

Timbaland Straps Up For Wrestling Gig, Slated To Host Final WWE 2009 Show

December 8, 2009 2:00 PM

Grammy-winning producer Timbaland will reportedly make his way to the ring later this month to host this year's final broadcast of World Wresting Entertainment (WWE).

Continue reading Timbaland Straps Up For Wrestling Gig, Slated To Host Final WWE 2009 Show.

RAP ON THRILLER: "I Used To Crank It Up Off Of Michael Jackson" -Lil Scrappy

December 8, 2009 2:00 PM

In light of the recent Thriller anniversary, SOHH spoke with rappers to get their take on Michael Jackson's history-making album and the performer's lasting legacy.

Continue reading RAP ON THRILLER: "I Used To Crank It Up Off Of Michael Jackson" -Lil Scrappy.

Cash Money's Jay Sean On Lil Wayne's Jail Bid, "Let's Get This Out Of The Way & Get Back To Work"

December 8, 2009 1:30 PM

Cash Money Records' R&B singer Jay Sean has opened up about Lil Wayne's upcoming speculated one-year jail bid and said the rapper is prepared to complete his time.

Continue reading Cash Money's Jay Sean On Lil Wayne's Jail Bid, "Let's Get This Out Of The Way & Get Back To Work".

Tiger Woods Has Some Hush-Hush Money To Blow

December 8, 2009 1:15 PM

For Caption Diss, the peeps at SOHH are shining some spotlight on y'all, the minute-to-minute readers, and giving you a chance to leave the lasting word. The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets to sport the SOHH Caption Diss headgear for a week. Ball up!

Continue reading Tiger Woods Has Some Hush-Hush Money To Blow.

Obie Trice On Upcoming "Special Reserve" LP, "This Is The Music That Signed Me To Eminem's Label"

December 8, 2009 12:45 PM

With the upcoming release of his Special Reserve album, Obie Trice reached out to SOHH to clarify speculation on his first post-Shady Records solo project being a replacement for his rumored Bottom's Up.

Continue reading Obie Trice On Upcoming "Special Reserve" LP, "This Is The Music That Signed Me To Eminem's Label".

Young Money President On Lil Wayne's Artist Roster, "We Got Legends" [Video]

December 8, 2009 12:10 PM

Young Money President Mack Maine recently spoke on the roster of Lil Wayne's record label and promised rappers like Drake and Nicki Minaj would find spots in the music hall of fame.

Continue reading Young Money President On Lil Wayne's Artist Roster, "We Got Legends" [Video].

Russell Simmons Preps Behind The Scenes Reality Show W/ His Female Dream Team

December 8, 2009 11:30 AM

Rap mogul Russell Simmons has teamed with the Oxygen network for a new reality show focusing on the women who help him with his daily tasks.

Continue reading Russell Simmons Preps Behind The Scenes Reality Show W/ His Female Dream Team.

Drake Battled Alicia Keys On Duet Record, "It Was Probably One Of The Best Moments Of My Career" [Video]

December 8, 2009 10:30 AM

Young Money's rising star Drake has talked about his "Unthinkable" collaboration with Alicia Keys.

Continue reading Drake Battled Alicia Keys On Duet Record, "It Was Probably One Of The Best Moments Of My Career" [Video].

Common Preps Album W/ Kanye West, "Ye & I Know We Want To Do Some Pure Hip-Hop"

December 8, 2009 10:20 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Common recently spoke on his upcoming Believer album which will feature production from Kanye West.

Continue reading Common Preps Album W/ Kanye West, "Ye & I Know We Want To Do Some Pure Hip-Hop".

Ray J Fights Playboy Image, "I Don't Wanna Be The Brand For Having Sex"

December 7, 2009 5:45 PM

Singer-turned-reality star Ray J has explained why he turned down a highly-publicized condom endorsement deal in the past.

Continue reading Ray J Fights Playboy Image, "I Don't Wanna Be The Brand For Having Sex" .

Jay-Z, 50 Cent & Nas To Reportedly Collaborate On "Empire State Of Mind" Remix

December 7, 2009 5:00 PM

Former rap rivals Jay-Z, 50 Cent and Nas are all reportedly set to appear on an upcoming "Empire State Of Mind" remix.

Continue reading Jay-Z, 50 Cent & Nas To Reportedly Collaborate On "Empire State Of Mind" Remix .

AZ On Co-Starring W/ Ray J in "Envy", "The Movie Was Sort Of A Spur Of The Moment"

December 7, 2009 4:40 PM

New York rapper AZ recently hit up SOHH to discuss how his starring role in the new movie Envy and  his on-screen chemistry with the film's co-star, Ray J.

Continue reading AZ On Co-Starring W/ Ray J in "Envy", "The Movie Was Sort Of A Spur Of The Moment".

OutKast's Big Boi Reportedly Sticking W/ Jive Records, "Sir Luscious" Still On Deck

December 7, 2009 3:35 PM

OutKast's Big Boi has reportedly decided to stick with his current record label, Jive, for the release of his upcoming Sir Luscious Leftfoot album despite initial talks of a Def Jam Records deal.

Continue reading OutKast's Big Boi Reportedly Sticking W/ Jive Records, "Sir Luscious" Still On Deck.

Nicki Minaj Places Music Over Sex Life, "I Can't Really Cater To A Dude Right Now"

December 7, 2009 2:10 PM

Young Money's leading female rapper Nicki Minaj has spoken on placing her career over dating.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Places Music Over Sex Life, "I Can't Really Cater To A Dude Right Now".

Nas Breaks Silence On DUI Arrest, Claims He Was Profiled By Police

December 7, 2009 1:45 PM

New York rapper Nasir "Nas" Jones has confirmed recent reports that he was arrested in Georgia on DUI charges earlier this fall and said he was a victim of police profiling.

Continue reading Nas Breaks Silence On DUI Arrest, Claims He Was Profiled By Police.

Ex-Drug Kingpin Unhappy W/ Dame Dash's "Paid In Full" Film, "Let's Just Tell The Truth" [Video]

December 7, 2009 1:00 PM

Former drug kingpin Azie Faison has spoken on his dissatisfaction with Dame Dash's Paid In Full film, which is based on his life.

Continue reading Ex-Drug Kingpin Unhappy W/ Dame Dash's "Paid In Full" Film, "Let's Just Tell The Truth" [Video].

Diddy Banks Over $400K W/ Home Shopping Network Debut

December 7, 2009 12:00 PM

Diddy reportedly sold over $400,000 worth of his I Am King and Unforgivable fragrance lines during his Home Shopping Network debut last week.

Continue reading Diddy Banks Over $400K W/ Home Shopping Network Debut.

50 Cent Ready For Susan Boyle Collaboration, "I Got To Get Her On A Track"

December 7, 2009 11:00 AM

50 Cent has expressed his interest in getting a collaboration with songstress Susan Boyle, the singer responsible for breaking Eminem's record for the highest first-week sales of 2009.

Continue reading 50 Cent Ready For Susan Boyle Collaboration, "I Got To Get Her On A Track".

Fabolous Surprised By Grammy Nod For Jay-Z Collabo, "I Thought It'd Be For 'Throw It In The Bag'" [Video]

December 7, 2009 10:50 AM

Fabolous has shared his reaction to receiving a Grammy nomination for the Jay-Z "Money Goes" collaboration and expressed his initial surprise at getting the nod.

Continue reading Fabolous Surprised By Grammy Nod For Jay-Z Collabo, "I Thought It'd Be For 'Throw It In The Bag'" [Video].

RAP ON THRILLER: "He Kinda Opened Doors For Us" -Juvenile

December 7, 2009 10:45 AM

In light of the recent Thriller anniversary, SOHH spoke with rappers to get their take on Michael Jackson's history-making album and the performer's lasting legacy.

Continue reading RAP ON THRILLER: "He Kinda Opened Doors For Us" -Juvenile.

Busta Rhymes Misses Court Date, Must Fork Over $75K For Assault

December 7, 2009 10:30 AM

New York rapper Busta Rhymes will be forced to pay $75,000 in an assault case after he missed his court date this month and the judge ruled in the plaintiff's favor.

Continue reading Busta Rhymes Misses Court Date, Must Fork Over $75K For Assault.

Snoop Dogg On New Label Venture, "It Was My Dream To Be On Priority"

December 7, 2009 10:15 AM

West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg recently spoke on making his move to Priority Records and why returning to the iconic home of rap groups N.W.A. and Westside Connection is a dream come true.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg On New Label Venture, "It Was My Dream To Be On Priority".

RAP ON THRILLER: "It Just Hurts When You Lose Someone That Inspired" -DJ Webstar

December 6, 2009 12:00 PM

In light of the recent Thriller anniversary, SOHH spoke with rappers to get their take on Michael Jackson's history-making album and the performer's lasting legacy.

Continue reading RAP ON THRILLER: "It Just Hurts When You Lose Someone That Inspired" -DJ Webstar.

Katt Williams Details Wal-Mart Arrest, "There's Six Of Them & One Of Me" [Video]

December 6, 2009 11:00 AM

Comedian Katt Williams has spoken to media in hopes of clearing his name from being attached to publicized reports of being involved in a shotgun incident at a Georgia Wal-Mart last Friday (December 4).

Continue reading Katt Williams Details Wal-Mart Arrest, "There's Six Of Them & One Of Me" [Video].

Sheek Louch Confirms Diddy-Lox Label Deal, "It's Gonna Be Interscope/Bad Boy" [Video]

December 6, 2009 10:00 AM

D-Block's Sheek Louch has added on to the speculation of a Diddy-Lox reunion by confirming his group's forthcoming album dropping under Bad Boy Records.

Continue reading Sheek Louch Confirms Diddy-Lox Label Deal, "It's Gonna Be Interscope/Bad Boy" [Video].

50 Cent Speaks On Tiger Woods' Affairs, "He Just Picked The Wrong Girls" [Video]

December 6, 2009 8:00 AM

50 Cent has become the latest emcee to weigh-in on the publicized alleged affairs of famed golfer Tiger Woods and offered his own suggestions to the multi-millionaire athlete.

Continue reading 50 Cent Speaks On Tiger Woods' Affairs, "He Just Picked The Wrong Girls" [Video].

Rakim On Comeback Album Delay, "I Usually Take A Long Time" [Video]

December 5, 2009 9:30 AM

In light of Rakim's The Seventh Seal recently hitting stores after a long delay, SOHH hit up the rap veteran to find out why it took over a decade for his third solo project.

Continue reading Rakim On Comeback Album Delay, "I Usually Take A Long Time" [Video].

UPDATED: Katt Williams' Arrest Confirmed, Comedian Not Carrying Shotgun

December 5, 2009 9:00 AM

More details have begun to circulate on the arrest of comedian Katt Williams yesterday (December 4) that suggest he was, in fact, arrested but not on charges of possessing a shotgun.

Continue reading UPDATED: Katt Williams' Arrest Confirmed, Comedian Not Carrying Shotgun.

Busta Rhymes, Drumma Boy, N.O.R.E. Appplaud Young Jeezy/Gucci Mane Deading Beef, "Congrats On That"

December 5, 2009 8:30 AM

Busta Rhymes, Drumma Boy, N.O.R.E. and more have displayed their reaction and overall satisfaction with the recent peace calling between former rap rivals Young Jeezy and Gucci Mane.

Continue reading Busta Rhymes, Drumma Boy, N.O.R.E. Appplaud Young Jeezy/Gucci Mane Deading Beef, "Congrats On That".

UPDATED: Nas' Lawyer On Marijuana Bust, "He Has Not Been Charged W/ Any Offense"

December 5, 2009 8:00 AM

New York rapper Nasir "Nas" Jones' attorney has updated the public on the popular emcee's marijuana bust from earlier this fall and confirmed all charges have been dismissed.

Continue reading UPDATED: Nas' Lawyer On Marijuana Bust, "He Has Not Been Charged W/ Any Offense".

Ludacris & Shawnna Reportedly Part Ways, "Battle Of The Sexes" Album To Move Forward

December 4, 2009 6:10 PM

Ludacris and Shawnna have reportedly parted ways and the duo's highly-anticipated Battle of the Sexes album is scheduled to move forward with various female replacements.

Continue reading Ludacris & Shawnna Reportedly Part Ways, "Battle Of The Sexes" Album To Move Forward.

Drake Sheds Light On "Thank Me Later" Intro, "The Album Opens Up W/ A Song Called 'Fireworks'"

December 4, 2009 5:40 PM

Young Money's Drake divulged new details about his upcoming Thank Me Later debut and said the solo project would open with a song called "Fireworks."

Continue reading Drake Sheds Light On "Thank Me Later" Intro, "The Album Opens Up W/ A Song Called 'Fireworks'" .

Katt Williams Involved W/ Shotgun Wal-Mart Scare, Arrested By Police

December 4, 2009 5:25 PM

Comedian Katt Williams is reportedly undergoing questions by Georgia police after being involved in a shotgun scare earlier today which resulted in him being arrested.

Continue reading Katt Williams Involved W/ Shotgun Wal-Mart Scare, Arrested By Police.

LoLa Monroe Kills Nicki Minaj Comparisons, "She's Never Been Set To Have Her Own Style"

December 4, 2009 5:00 PM

Female rap newcomer LoLa Monroe has shot down recent comparisons between her and  Lil Wayne protege Nicki Minaj.

Continue reading LoLa Monroe Kills Nicki Minaj Comparisons, "She's Never Been Set To Have Her Own Style".

Game Mocks Tiger Woods Jump-Offs, Freeway Misses Roc-A-Fella, Dream Says "F*ck A Grammy"

December 4, 2009 5:00 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, we're clockin' back seven days to peep Game finding shame in Tiger Woods' jump-offs, sleep through Freeway talking about Jay-Z/Beanie Sigel, laugh at The-Dream's Grammy rant, see 50 Cent still catchin' feelings and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Game Mocks Tiger Woods Jump-Offs, Freeway Misses Roc-A-Fella, Dream Says "F*ck A Grammy".

Webbie Remembers UGK's Pimp C, "I Miss The Motivation He Was Giving Me"

December 4, 2009 4:00 PM

Southern rapper Webbie has reflected on the legacy and memory of late Chad "Pimp C" Butler and discussed what impact the UGK emcee had on his career.

Continue reading Webbie Remembers UGK's Pimp C, "I Miss The Motivation He Was Giving Me".

RAP ON THRILLER: "That's The Greatest Of All Time Right There" -Warren G

December 4, 2009 2:55 PM

In celebration of this week's Thiller anniversary, SOHH linked with West Coast rap veteran Warren G to find out what effect Michael Jackson's historic album had upon his career.

Continue reading RAP ON THRILLER: "That's The Greatest Of All Time Right There" -Warren G.

Dipset's Freekey Zekey Justifies Airing Out Cam'ron-Jim Jones Dispute, "It's Time For Me To Speak"

December 4, 2009 2:45 PM

Dipset's Freekey Zekey has justified a recently released song called "Feel Me" in which he breaks his silence on the falling out between Cam'ron and Jim Jones.

Continue reading Dipset's Freekey Zekey Justifies Airing Out Cam'ron-Jim Jones Dispute, "It's Time For Me To Speak".

Nicki Minaj On Feeling Debut Album Pressure, "Yo, I Have To Make This A Masterpiece" [Video]

December 4, 2009 2:35 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj recently addressed feeling pressured to drop a debut album worthy of being considered "masterpiece."

Continue reading Nicki Minaj On Feeling Debut Album Pressure, "Yo, I Have To Make This A Masterpiece" [Video].

Busta Rhymes & DJ Drama Wish Jay-Z "Happy 40th" B-Day

December 4, 2009 1:00 PM

Jay-Z celebrates his 40th birthday today (December 4) with well wishes from artists like Busta Rhymes and DJ Drama.

Continue reading Busta Rhymes & DJ Drama Wish Jay-Z "Happy 40th" B-Day.

Soulja Boy Tell Em Responds To Fake Tattoo Reports, "All The Tats On My Body Are 100% REAL"

December 4, 2009 12:00 PM

Soulja Boy Tell Em has responded to new gossip claiming his body tattoos may not be authentic and are merely temporary ink markings.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Tell Em Responds To Fake Tattoo Reports, "All The Tats On My Body Are 100% REAL" .

Kanye West's "Storytellers" Album On Deck, Unreleased Performances Included

December 4, 2009 11:20 AM

Outspoken Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West will make his return to retail stores next month with the release of VH1 Storytellers, an album packed with live performances.

Continue reading Kanye West's "Storytellers" Album On Deck, Unreleased Performances Included.

UPDATED: Nas' DUI Arrest Footage Lands Online, Charges Dropped

December 4, 2009 10:25 AM

Footage from rapper Nasir "Nas" Jones' September DUI arrest has made its way onto the Internet while the accompanying charges have reportedly been dismissed.

Continue reading UPDATED: Nas' DUI Arrest Footage Lands Online, Charges Dropped.

G. Dep On Diddy Dropping Him From Bad Boy, "People Had To Be Let Go" [Video]

December 4, 2009 10:15 AM

Former Bad Boy Records artist G. Dep recently discussed being dropped from Diddy's popular record label and revealed his current fight against drug addiction.

Continue reading G. Dep On Diddy Dropping Him From Bad Boy, "People Had To Be Let Go" [Video] .

Fabolous Not Planning Beanie Sigel Diss Record W/ Jay-Z, "That's Not My Beef" [Audio]

December 3, 2009 11:30 PM

Fabolous recently shared his thoughts on the Beanie Sigel and Jay-Z dispute, saying he would not want to become involved by helping Hov put together a diss track.

Continue reading Fabolous Not Planning Beanie Sigel Diss Record W/ Jay-Z, "That's Not My Beef" [Audio].

Young Jeezy Deads DJ Drama/Gucci Mane Beef, "We Can Agree To Disagree" [Audio]

December 3, 2009 11:00 PM

Former associates Young Jeezy and DJ Drama have settled their publicized differences and decided to drop their past beef with one another.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Deads DJ Drama/Gucci Mane Beef, "We Can Agree To Disagree" [Audio].

Drake Promises Jay-Z, Kanye West & Lil Wayne For "Thank Me Later", Album Release Date Misses V-Day

December 3, 2009 6:00 PM

Young Money's latest sensation Drake has pushed the release date for his Thank Me Later album to March and announced guest appearances from Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne.

Continue reading Drake Promises Jay-Z, Kanye West & Lil Wayne For "Thank Me Later", Album Release Date Misses V-Day.

Nas Admitted To Marijuana Usage When Busted By Cops, Arrest Report Revealed

December 3, 2009 5:35 PM

New York rapper Nasir "Nas" Jones has admitted to being under the influence of marijuana when busted by Georgia police earlier this fall.

Continue reading Nas Admitted To Marijuana Usage When Busted By Cops, Arrest Report Revealed.

UPDATED: Pleasure P Releases Statement On Child Molestation Accusations

December 3, 2009 4:55 PM

Pleasure P, an ex-member of R&B group Pretty Ricky, has responded to child molestation accusations and said the rumors are completely false.

Continue reading UPDATED: Pleasure P Releases Statement On Child Molestation Accusations.

Birdman Reveals Cash Money/Young Money Tour Date

December 3, 2009 4:00 PM

Cash Money Records co-founder Baby has confirmed recent reports of a joint tour with his record label and Lil Wayne's Young Money camp will begin later this month.

Continue reading Birdman Reveals Cash Money/Young Money Tour Date.

RAP ON THRILLER: "Michael Jackson Had A Big Impact On My Life" -Rakim

December 3, 2009 3:50 PM

In recognition of this week's Thriller anniversary, SOHH spoke with rap veteran Rakim to get his thoughts on the late Michael Jackson's iconic album.

Continue reading RAP ON THRILLER: "Michael Jackson Had A Big Impact On My Life" -Rakim .

Kid Cudi Eyes Sophomore Album, "This One Is Gonna Be More Playful & Fun"

December 3, 2009 12:40 PM

Rap newcomer Kid Cudi recently revealed plans to get his sophomore album, Cudder, rolling with collaborations with Snoop Dogg, Pharrell Williams and more already in the books.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Eyes Sophomore Album, "This One Is Gonna Be More Playful & Fun".

The-Dream Goes Off On Grammy Snub, "This Ain't No Kanye Sh*t & Yes I Am B*tchin'"

December 3, 2009 12:22 PM

Grammy-winning singer The-Dream has lashed out after his Love vs. Money album did not  receive a nomination for "Album of The Year" for the 2010 Grammy Awards which will take place next month.

Continue reading The-Dream Goes Off On Grammy Snub, "This Ain't No Kanye Sh*t & Yes I Am B*tchin'".

Busta Rhymes On "Breaking Point" Movie, "Sh*t Is KRAZZY, TRUST!!" [Video]

December 3, 2009 11:22 AM

Busta Rhymes has begun to build anticipation for his new film, Breaking Point, by calling the movie "incredible" and announcing its release this Friday (December 4).

Continue reading Busta Rhymes On "Breaking Point" Movie, "Sh*t Is KRAZZY, TRUST!!" [Video].

Drake, Q-Tip & Keri Hilson React To Grammy Nods, "I Belong To The Youngest Grammy Nominated Crew"

December 3, 2009 11:10 AM

Drake, Q-Tip and Keri Hilson have shared their reactions to receiving Grammy nominations for next month's annual awards ceremony and thanked fans for their support.

Continue reading Drake, Q-Tip & Keri Hilson React To Grammy Nods, "I Belong To The Youngest Grammy Nominated Crew".

AZ & Foxy Brown To Make Mini Firm Reunion In NYC

December 3, 2009 11:05 AM

Former Firm members AZ and Foxy Brown will reportedly re-link for a mini reunion as the New York rappers take stage for a performance together in the Big Apple later this month.

Continue reading AZ & Foxy Brown To Make Mini Firm Reunion In NYC.

Raekwon Reveals Capone & N.O.R.E. Merger, "They Just Joined The Ice Water Family" [Video]

December 3, 2009 10:40 AM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has revealed that he signed Capone and N.O.R.E. to his record company and promised to make a follow-up "big" announcement next month.

Continue reading Raekwon Reveals Capone & N.O.R.E. Merger, "They Just Joined The Ice Water Family" [Video].

Wiz Khalifa Label Rep On "Deal" First-Week Sales, "We Barely Shipped More Than A Few Thousand"

December 3, 2009 10:35 AM

After this week's Sales Wrap run-down showed rapper Wiz Khalifa's Deal Or No Deal getting a shaky start on the charts at No. 148, a rep from his label reached out to SOHH to discuss their artist's overall success.

Continue reading Wiz Khalifa Label Rep On "Deal" First-Week Sales, "We Barely Shipped More Than A Few Thousand".

Armageddon On Leaving Fat Joe's Terror Squad, "They Sh*t On You One Day & Got Love For You The Next"

December 3, 2009 10:10 AM

Former Terror Squad member Armageddon recently discussed his parting with Fat Joe's popular rap group and revealed his thoughts on having a reunion with his ex-crew.

Continue reading Armageddon On Leaving Fat Joe's Terror Squad, "They Sh*t On You One Day & Got Love For You The Next".

50 Cent Blasts Jay-Z's Business Practices, "He Thinks He's F*cking Jesus"

December 2, 2009 11:20 PM

50 Cent recently added fuel to his war of words against Jay-Z by discussing the rap mogul's past business mistakes.

Continue reading 50 Cent Blasts Jay-Z's Business Practices, "He Thinks He's F*cking Jesus".

Drake's VIBE Magazine Cover Unveiled, Behind The Scenes Footage Revealed [Video]

December 2, 2009 10:59 PM

Drake's VIBE Magazine cover art has landed online and shows the rapper sharing the comeback issue with R&B singer Chris Brown.

Continue reading Drake's VIBE Magazine Cover Unveiled, Behind The Scenes Footage Revealed [Video].

Kanye West, Jay-Z & Beyonce Lead 52nd Grammy Nominations

December 2, 2009 10:38 PM

Beyonce, Kanye West and Jay-Z will lead the upcoming Grammy Awards showcase next month with a combined total of 21 nominations including "Album of the Year."

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Soulja Boy & Nicki Minaj Co-Sign Gucci Mane's "State" LP, "His Album Is Going HARD!"

December 2, 2009 6:47 PM

Rappers Soulja Boy Tell Em and Nicki Minaj have shared their approval of incarcerated rapper Gucci Mane's State Vs. Radric Davis album by calling the solo project a "must-have."

Continue reading Soulja Boy & Nicki Minaj Co-Sign Gucci Mane's "State" LP, "His Album Is Going HARD!" .

R. Kelly's "Untitled" Projected To Sell 105K, Juvenile To Chart Next Week

December 2, 2009 5:50 PM

R.Kelly and Juvenile are both expected to make strong debuts on the charts next week as their solo albums are expected to sell up to 105,000 and 25,000 records respectively.

Continue reading R. Kelly's "Untitled" Projected To Sell 105K, Juvenile To Chart Next Week.

RAP ON THRILLER: "The Best Thing About Michael Jackson Is He Crossed Color Lines" -Rick Ross

December 2, 2009 5:45 PM

Celebrating this week's anniversary of Michael Jackson's Thriller album, SOHH reached out to Rick Ross and Triple C's to see how the late singer's music impacted their careers.

Continue reading RAP ON THRILLER: "The Best Thing About Michael Jackson Is He Crossed Color Lines" -Rick Ross.

Game & Pharoahe Monch Discuss Tiger Woods Family Woes, "Told Y'all Tiger Was Hood"

December 2, 2009 5:44 PM

Rappers Game and Pharoahe Monch have shared their reactions to famous golfer Tiger Woods' recent publicized family problems and speculated relationship with his wife.

Continue reading Game & Pharoahe Monch Discuss Tiger Woods Family Woes, "Told Y'all Tiger Was Hood".

Jim Jones Reportedly Leaves Columbia Records For E1 Music

December 2, 2009 5:30 PM

Dipset's Jim Jones has reportedly been released from Columbia Records after only releasing one solo album, Pray For Reign, and will drop his next effort on E1 Music.

Continue reading Jim Jones Reportedly Leaves Columbia Records For E1 Music.

Dipset's Freekey Zekey Talks Cam'ron-Jim Jones Fallout, "Me & Juelz Got Hit Like We Was Joe Buddens"

December 2, 2009 5:00 PM

Dipset's Freekey Zekey has become the latest Diplomat to weigh in on his camp's status and shared his outlook on what may have torn Cam'ron and Jim Jones apart.

Continue reading Dipset's Freekey Zekey Talks Cam'ron-Jim Jones Fallout, "Me & Juelz Got Hit Like We Was Joe Buddens".

Gucci Mane's Camp Responds To Scam Reports, "We're Prepared To Fight The Rumors"

December 2, 2009 4:25 PM

Incarcerated rapper Gucci Mane's management team has responded to recent reports from Ozone Magazine which claim the Southern emcee's camp has been scamming various promoters.

Continue reading Gucci Mane's Camp Responds To Scam Reports, "We're Prepared To Fight The Rumors".

DMX Accused Of Keeping $6K Deposit From Canceled MMA Fight, New Claims Cited In $1 Mil Lawsuit

December 2, 2009 2:25 PM

DMX has reportedly been accused of failing to return a $6,000 advance when he canceled his Alabama Pride mixed martial arts match which was scheduled later this month.

Continue reading DMX Accused Of Keeping $6K Deposit From Canceled MMA Fight, New Claims Cited In $1 Mil Lawsuit.

Jay-Z Sues Alabama Tea House Over Unauthorized "Umbrella" Usage

December 2, 2009 2:00 PM

Jay-Z has reportedly filed a lawsuit against an Alabama tea house called A Spot of Tea over unauthorized usage of his hit "Umbrella" collaboration with Rihanna.

Continue reading Jay-Z Sues Alabama Tea House Over Unauthorized "Umbrella" Usage.

Chris Brown's "Famous Girl" Fuels Rihanna Rumors, "Drake Would Say You're The Best He's Ever Had" [Audio]

December 2, 2009 1:40 PM

Chris Brown's new song, "Famous Girl," has been fueling speculation that the track's focus is on his ex-girlfriend Rihanna due to a mention of her song "Disturbia" and a reference to her rumored romance with Drake.

Continue reading Chris Brown's "Famous Girl" Fuels Rihanna Rumors, "Drake Would Say You're The Best He's Ever Had" [Audio].

50 Cent Falls From Top 10, Rihanna's Comeback Lands No. 4 Plus Baby, Jay Sean, BlakRoc & Wiz Khalifa Debut On The Charts

December 2, 2009 1:20 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Rihanna's comeback album leads the pack at No. 4, 50 Cent drops to No. 19 plus new releases from Baby, Jay Sean, BlakRoc, Wiz Khalifa, Angie Stone and Boyz II Men land on the charts.

Continue reading 50 Cent Falls From Top 10, Rihanna's Comeback Lands No. 4 Plus Baby, Jay Sean, BlakRoc & Wiz Khalifa Debut On The Charts.

UPDATED: Freeway Addresses Jay-Z/Beanie Sigel Dispute On "Love Is A Battlefield"

December 2, 2009 12:00 PM

Former Roc-A-Fella rapper Freeway has stayed true to his word and dropped a new song called "Love is a Battlefield" discussing his views on the current Jay-Z and Beanie Sigel dispute.

Continue reading UPDATED: Freeway Addresses Jay-Z/Beanie Sigel Dispute On "Love Is A Battlefield".

50 Cent's "BISD" Moves 65K In Week 2, Falls From Top 10

December 2, 2009 11:05 AM

50 Cent's new album, Before I Self Destruct, has remained on the charts selling over 65,000 in its second week.

Continue reading 50 Cent's "BISD" Moves 65K In Week 2, Falls From Top 10.

Kanye West Gives Props To Eminem's Complex Covers, "These Are All History In The Making"

December 2, 2009 11:00 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has taken moment out to pay homage to Eminem's recently revealed Complex magazine cover.

Continue reading Kanye West Gives Props To Eminem's Complex Covers, "These Are All History In The Making".

Eminem's "Relapse" First-Week Record Broken, UK Reality Star's Debut Moves Over 700K

December 2, 2009 10:12 AM

Eminem's Relapse has lost its title as the biggest first-week opener of the year to United Kingdom reality star Susan Boyle whose I Dreamed a Dream moved over 700,000 copies this week.

Continue reading Eminem's "Relapse" First-Week Record Broken, UK Reality Star's Debut Moves Over 700K.

50 Cent Plays Jay-Z's "Numbers" Game, "I Did What He Did In 15 Years In 4 Years" [Video]

December 2, 2009 10:00 AM

50 Cent recently detailed his stance on Jay-Z's alleged "numbers" reference regarding Before I Self Destruct's first-week sales and said he has matched Hov's entire album-selling career in just 48 months.

Continue reading 50 Cent Plays Jay-Z's "Numbers" Game, "I Did What He Did In 15 Years In 4 Years" [Video].

Kelis Joins Diddy, Eminem & Black Eyed Peas, Reveals Interscope Records Deal

December 1, 2009 11:00 PM

R&B singer Kelis has reportedly linked with Black Eyed Peas' frontman Will.i.am and become the latest artist to sign onto his Will.i.am Music Group, an Interscope Records imprint.

Continue reading Kelis Joins Diddy, Eminem & Black Eyed Peas, Reveals Interscope Records Deal.

Pitbull Tossed $80K Lawsuit Over No-Show Cali. Performance

December 1, 2009 9:00 PM

Southern rapper Pitbull has reportedly been slapped with a $80,000 lawsuit for not showing up to a pre-paid California performance earlier this year.

Continue reading Pitbull Tossed $80K Lawsuit Over No-Show Cali. Performance.

Eminem On Rap Retirement, "I Can't Be No 60-Year Old Rapper, Son!"

December 1, 2009 5:55 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has weighed in on retiring from the rap game and said he could see himself being an emcee for another 20 years.

Continue reading Eminem On Rap Retirement, "I Can't Be No 60-Year Old Rapper, Son!".

Baby Says Drake Cannot Match Lil Wayne's Current Stardom, "That's 20 Years From Now"

December 1, 2009 5:10 PM

Cash Money Records' Baby recently talked about Drake's star power compared to his artist, Lil Wayne, and said the Young Money rapper has a long way to go before reaching Weezy's level.

Continue reading Baby Says Drake Cannot Match Lil Wayne's Current Stardom, "That's 20 Years From Now".

Diddy Makes Home Shopping Network Debut, "With This Holiday Gift, You Cannot Go Wrong" [Video]

December 1, 2009 4:10 PM

Diddy made his Home Shopping Network debut last night (November 30) showcasing his popular I Am King fragrance line and speaking on its background.

Continue reading Diddy Makes Home Shopping Network Debut, "With This Holiday Gift, You Cannot Go Wrong" [Video].

Hurricane Chris Wants "G.O.A.T" Respect, "I'm The Best Rapper Alive"

December 1, 2009 2:35 PM

Southern rapper Hurricane Chris has sent a message to emcees by calling himself the "Best Rapper Alive," a title often associated with and used by rap stars Jay-Z and Lil Wayne.

Continue reading Hurricane Chris Wants "G.O.A.T" Respect, "I'm The Best Rapper Alive".

Jay-Z Bouncers Accused Of Brutal Attack, Footage Lands Online [Video]

December 1, 2009 1:40 PM

Bouncers from Jay-Z's 40/40 Club in Atlantic City are currently being placed under investigation for their role in a physical fight which happened outside the venue over the weekend.

Continue reading Jay-Z Bouncers Accused Of Brutal Attack, Footage Lands Online [Video].

Lil Wayne & Lil Boosie Fans Protest Jail Sentences, Arrested In New Orleans

December 1, 2009 1:15 PM

Fans who protested the jail sentences of Lil Wayne and Lil Boosie by illegally spray painting property were arrested in New Orleans hometown on Monday (November 30) night.

Continue reading Lil Wayne & Lil Boosie Fans Protest Jail Sentences, Arrested In New Orleans.

UPDATE: Game Explains Suge Knight Freestyle, "I Was Drunk As F*ck!!!"

December 1, 2009 12:20 PM

Game has clarified his recent "F*ck Suge Knight" freestyle and said his unexpected name drop rants were a result of being intoxicated during his performance.

Continue reading UPDATE: Game Explains Suge Knight Freestyle, "I Was Drunk As F*ck!!!".

Baby's "Twinkle Twinkle Little Red Star"

December 1, 2009 12:15 PM

For Caption Diss, the peeps at SOHH are shining some spotlight on y'all, the minute-to-minute readers, and giving you a chance to figure out the lasting word. The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets to sport the SOHH Caption Diss headgear for a week. Let's go!!!

Continue reading Baby's "Twinkle Twinkle Little Red Star".

Nelly Embraces Haters On Upcoming Album, "The Doubt Is What Fuels Me"

December 1, 2009 11:30 AM

St. Lunatics leader Nelly has touched on his forthcoming self-titled album and said he was motivated by the fans' doubt this time around.

Continue reading Nelly Embraces Haters On Upcoming Album, "The Doubt Is What Fuels Me" .

Kid Cudi Reveals Initial Lady Gaga Tour Doubts, "I Wanted To Take A Lot Of Time Off"

December 1, 2009 11:15 AM

Kid Cudi recently discussed his initial resistance to link with Lady Gaga for her Monster's Ball Tour and explained why their pairing would help him snag a wide range of new fans.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Reveals Initial Lady Gaga Tour Doubts, "I Wanted To Take A Lot Of Time Off".

R. Kelly Talks "Detox" Leaked Record, "I'm Just Hoping It Come Out & Blow The H*ll Up" [Video]

December 1, 2009 10:50 AM

R. Kelly has confirmed reports that his leaked collaboration with 50 Cent was created for Dr. Dre's long-awaited Detox album.

Continue reading R. Kelly Talks "Detox" Leaked Record, "I'm Just Hoping It Come Out & Blow The H*ll Up" [Video].

R&B Singer Joe Denies Fight W/ Trey Songz Over Tahiry, "My Man Had A Problem W/ Security"

December 1, 2009 10:35 AM

R&B singer Joe has denied recent reports which claimed he was involved in a physical altercation with Trey Songz over new associate and KING Magazine covergirl, Tahiry.

Continue reading R&B Singer Joe Denies Fight W/ Trey Songz Over Tahiry, "My Man Had A Problem W/ Security".

50 Cent Hints At Underground Retirement, "After That, I Won't Offer Any Mixtape Material" [Video]

December 1, 2009 10:20 AM

50 Cent recently discussed his forthcoming mixtape, which was initially scheduled to drop alongside his latest album Before I Self Destruct, and promised that it will be his last street release.

Continue reading 50 Cent Hints At Underground Retirement, "After That, I Won't Offer Any Mixtape Material" [Video].

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