April 2010 Archives

Olivia Aims To Tell The Truth On Post G-Unit Album, "I'm Just Speaking From My Heart"

April 30, 2010 11:45 PM

Former G-Unit singer Olivia has opened up about what she plans to include on her upcoming new album, Show the World, and who fans can expect to hear as guest features.

Continue reading Olivia Aims To Tell The Truth On Post G-Unit Album, "I'm Just Speaking From My Heart".

Ne-Yo Co-Signs Rick Ross' Rap Bars, "I Respect His Lyrical Ability"

April 30, 2010 11:39 PM

R&B hitmaker Ne-Yo recently co-signed Rick Ross' rap skills and explained why he felt honored to be a part of the rapper's "Super High" record.

Continue reading Ne-Yo Co-Signs Rick Ross' Rap Bars, "I Respect His Lyrical Ability".

Havoc Details Eminem's "Recovery" Produced Track, "I Try To Think Outside The Box"

April 30, 2010 11:24 PM

Mobb Deep's Havoc has offered more details surrounding his contribution to Eminem's upcoming Recovery album.

Continue reading Havoc Details Eminem's "Recovery" Produced Track, "I Try To Think Outside The Box".

J. Cole Blames Public For Forcing Drake Comparisons, "You Can't Just Make Up A Beef, Man"

April 30, 2010 10:59 PM

Roc Nation's J. Cole has addressed the public attempting to speculate a rift between himself and Young Money artist Drake.

Continue reading J. Cole Blames Public For Forcing Drake Comparisons, "You Can't Just Make Up A Beef, Man".

Stacey Dash On Riding With Rick Ross, "I'm In A Lamborghini & He Pulls Up On Me"

April 30, 2010 5:07 PM

Actress Stacey Dash has talked about working alongside Rick Ross for his new music video, "Super High."

Continue reading Stacey Dash On Riding With Rick Ross, "I'm In A Lamborghini & He Pulls Up On Me".

Adult Star Sara Jay On Nicki Minaj's Sexual Rhymes, "You Put Yourself Where You Want To Be"

April 30, 2010 4:50 PM

Adult star Sara Jay has shared her thoughts on Young Money's Nicki Minaj and her choice to use racy, sexual themes in rap lyrics.

Continue reading Adult Star Sara Jay On Nicki Minaj's Sexual Rhymes, "You Put Yourself Where You Want To Be".

Cam'ron Sets The Record Straight On Dipset Reunion, "I'm Not Moving On Nothing Diplomat Until The Business Gets Done" [Video]

April 30, 2010 4:22 PM

Dipset leader Cam'ron has opened up about re-connecting with Jim Jones and stressed the importance of handling his own business ventures before launching a Diplomat album.

Continue reading Cam'ron Sets The Record Straight On Dipset Reunion, "I'm Not Moving On Nothing Diplomat Until The Business Gets Done" [Video].

Paul Wall On Copping Jim Jones & Raekwon Collabos, "I Work With Who Ever Is Down"

April 30, 2010 4:00 PM

Southern rapper Paul Wall recently talked about getting regional contributions from artists like Jim Jones, Yelawolf and Bun B for his upcoming album, Heart of a Champion.

Continue reading Paul Wall On Copping Jim Jones & Raekwon Collabos, "I Work With Who Ever Is Down".

Common Wants To Know What's Going On W/ Marvin Gaye Biopic, "I'd Be All-In On That Project"

April 30, 2010 2:25 PM

Actor/Rapper Common has revealed interest in portraying the late music pioneer Marvin Gaye in a biopic.

Continue reading Common Wants To Know What's Going On W/ Marvin Gaye Biopic, "I'd Be All-In On That Project".

DJ Premier Swears "No Electro" Music On Kanye West's New Album

April 30, 2010 2:00 PM

Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Premier has promised that the upcoming Kanye West album, Good A** Job, will not feature any experimental or electro music.

Continue reading DJ Premier Swears "No Electro" Music On Kanye West's New Album.

Eminem Lyrically Slaughters, Diddy Watches Over Nicki Minaj's A**, Kat Stacks Gets Pimped

April 30, 2010 12:25 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, we push the time clocks back seven days and re-cap why Eminem is still slaughtering emcees when he's d*mn near 40, see how Diddy is managing Nicki Minaj's a**, laugh at Kat Stacks getting pimped, find out which G-Unit member is outshining 5-0 Cent and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Eminem Lyrically Slaughters, Diddy Watches Over Nicki Minaj's A**, Kat Stacks Gets Pimped.

Lloyd Banks Name Checks Ja Rule & Rick Ross At NYC Concert, "50 Bodied You, I Just Laid The Chalk Down" [Video]

April 30, 2010 11:55 AM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks took to the New York City stage last night with Tony Yayo and tossed a few verbal jabs toward rap rivals Ja Rule and Rick Ross.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Name Checks Ja Rule & Rick Ross At NYC Concert, "50 Bodied You, I Just Laid The Chalk Down" [Video].

Nelly's Relative Murdered, "He Was Not My Bodyguard, He Was My Cousin & My Friend!"

April 30, 2010 10:41 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Nelly's cousin, Michael Johnson, was murdered this week in Missouri after being fatally shot.

Continue reading Nelly's Relative Murdered, "He Was Not My Bodyguard, He Was My Cousin & My Friend!".

Styles P Bets The House On Floyd Mayweather

April 30, 2010 10:30 AM

Boxing fan Styles P chopped it up with SOHH to share his insight on tomorrow's Floyd Mayweather, Jr. versus Shane Mosley fight and why he always bets the house on the trash-talking undefeated champion.

Continue reading Styles P Bets The House On Floyd Mayweather.

Mobb Deep's Havoc Talks Producing For Eminem, "They Pretty Picky Over There & Rightfully So"

April 30, 2010 10:25 AM

Mobb Deep's Havoc has confirmed his involvement on Eminem's upcoming Recovery album and said he has been seeking an opportunity to produce for Slim Shady since 2008.

Continue reading Mobb Deep's Havoc Talks Producing For Eminem, "They Pretty Picky Over There & Rightfully So".

G-Unit's Sha Money XL Named Def Jam A&R, "This Is Something I Can Do With My New York Vision"

April 30, 2010 10:00 AM

G-Unit's Sha Money XL has been named Def Jam Senior Vice President of A&R and addressed speculation of Lloyd Banks and 50 Cent joining the label's roster.

Continue reading G-Unit's Sha Money XL Named Def Jam A&R, "This Is Something I Can Do With My New York Vision".

Photo Of The Day 2010-04-30

April 30, 2010 12:00 AM

Big Boi poses on music video set for his first single, "Shutterbug."

Erykah Badu Pleads Not Guilty To Nude "Window Seat" Disorderly Conduct Charge

April 29, 2010 11:55 PM

Soulful singer Erykah Badu reportedly pleaded not guilty to a charge of disorderly conduct for filming a portion of her "Window Seat" music video nude in Texas this week.

Continue reading Erykah Badu Pleads Not Guilty To Nude "Window Seat" Disorderly Conduct Charge.

Video Vixen Gloria Velez Passes On Nicki Minaj, "I Don't Believe She Has The Whole Package" [Video]

April 29, 2010 11:45 PM

Hip-Hop video vixen Gloria Velez has shared her thoughts on Nicki Minaj and said the rapper has only remained relevant due to her Young Money association.

Continue reading Video Vixen Gloria Velez Passes On Nicki Minaj, "I Don't Believe She Has The Whole Package" [Video].

Dame Dash On Maturing, "I Would Probably Get Offended If I Watched Somebody Pour Champagne On A Girl's Head Now"

April 29, 2010 11:16 PM

Former Roc-A-Fella Records co-owner Damon "Dame" Dash recently spoke on finding maturity in hip-hop and why he has grown past his early days as a young music executive.

Continue reading Dame Dash On Maturing, "I Would Probably Get Offended If I Watched Somebody Pour Champagne On A Girl's Head Now".

Paul Wall Co-Signs Travis Barker, "His Hip-Hop Production Is Amazing"

April 29, 2010 6:05 PM

Southern rapper Paul Wall has talked about working with former Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker on his upcoming album.

Continue reading Paul Wall Co-Signs Travis Barker, "His Hip-Hop Production Is Amazing".

Game Says Dr. Dre's Role On "R.E.D. Album" Still Unclear, Claims Pharrell Is Sole Executive Producer

April 29, 2010 6:00 PM

Despite past speculation, West Coast rapper Game has reportedly said Dr. Dre is not yet confirmed to executive produce his upcoming R.E.D. Album.

Continue reading Game Says Dr. Dre's Role On "R.E.D. Album" Still Unclear, Claims Pharrell Is Sole Executive Producer.

Rick Ross Justifies Diddy Management Chess Move, "The Experience & Knowledge That [He] Possesses Is Priceless"

April 29, 2010 5:55 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross has justified his decision to partner with Diddy and be managed by the Bad Boy Records CEO.

Continue reading Rick Ross Justifies Diddy Management Chess Move, "The Experience & Knowledge That [He] Possesses Is Priceless".

Eminem Goes Mobb Deep On "Recovery" Album, Recruits Havoc To Produce

April 29, 2010 5:45 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has announced that Mobb Deep's Havoc has provided production on his upcoming Recovery album.

Continue reading Eminem Goes Mobb Deep On "Recovery" Album, Recruits Havoc To Produce.

Kat Stacks Web Designer Exposes Groupie, "I Have Lots Of Proof For You Guys" [Video]

April 29, 2010 5:40 PM

Kat Stacks' web designer has stepped forward to call out the self-proclaimed Young Money groupie and said she is telling multiple lies.

Continue reading Kat Stacks Web Designer Exposes Groupie, "I Have Lots Of Proof For You Guys" [Video].

Kid Cudi Reviews "Nightmare On Elm Street" Movie, "Nothing F*cks With The Original" [Video]

April 29, 2010 4:45 PM

Actor/Rapper Kid Cudi has shared his two cents on the new Nightmare On Elm Street movie and encouraged fans to head to theaters tomorrow.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Reviews "Nightmare On Elm Street" Movie, "Nothing F*cks With The Original" [Video].

Armageddon Says Fat Joe's Terror Squad "Is Pretty Much A Wrap" [Video]

April 29, 2010 4:05 PM

Former Terror Squad member Armageddon has shared his thoughts on Fat Joe's current squad of rap artists and reflected on its legacy.

Continue reading Armageddon Says Fat Joe's Terror Squad "Is Pretty Much A Wrap" [Video].

Pharrell Holds Back On New N.E.R.D. Album, Release Date Pushed Back

April 29, 2010 3:35 PM

The Neptunes' Pharrell Williams has decided to delay the release of his upcoming N.E.R.D. album, Nothing.

Continue reading Pharrell Holds Back On New N.E.R.D. Album, Release Date Pushed Back.

"Golden Girls" Betty White On Jay-Z's SNL Appearance, "He's The Hottest Thing Since Sliced Bread" [Video]

April 29, 2010 1:05 PM

"Golden Girls" actress Betty White has shared her reaction to co-headlining an upcoming "Saturday Night Live" appearance with rap star Jay-Z.

Continue reading "Golden Girls" Betty White On Jay-Z's SNL Appearance, "He's The Hottest Thing Since Sliced Bread" [Video].

Drake Searches To "Find Your Love", Releases Kanye West-Produced Single [Audio]

April 29, 2010 11:30 AM

Young Money rapper Drake has released his new Kanye West-produced single, "Find Your Love," from the forthcoming Thank Me Later album.

Continue reading Drake Searches To "Find Your Love", Releases Kanye West-Produced Single [Audio].

Eminem "Not Afraid" On New Single, Premieres "Recovery" Track [Audio]

April 29, 2010 11:05 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has premiered, "Not Afraid," the first single from his upcoming Recovery album.

Continue reading Eminem "Not Afraid" On New Single, Premieres "Recovery" Track [Audio].

Female Rikers Island Guard Fired For Spying On Lil Wayne, Denies All Accusations

April 29, 2010 10:30 AM

A former Rikers Island prison guard was reportedly fired for spying on incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne and plans to file a lawsuit against the facility.

Continue reading Female Rikers Island Guard Fired For Spying On Lil Wayne, Denies All Accusations.

Jim Jones On Kicking Game As School Teacher, "I'm Trying To Make The Classroom Into A Makeshift Label"

April 29, 2010 10:15 AM

Dipset's Jim Jones has talked about teaching an eight week music course and revealed what actions he has taken so far.

Continue reading Jim Jones On Kicking Game As School Teacher, "I'm Trying To Make The Classroom Into A Makeshift Label".

Photo Of The Day 2010-04-29

April 29, 2010 12:00 AM

Jadakiss gets prepared to release his Champ Is Here 3 mixtape.

Guru Supporters Launch "F*ck Solar" Website, "We Are Going To Follow Every Step You Make"

April 28, 2010 11:35 PM

Fans of late rap pioneer Guru have come together to launch a new website called "F*ckSolar.com" aimed at exposing the emcee's producer/partner.

Continue reading Guru Supporters Launch "F*ck Solar" Website, "We Are Going To Follow Every Step You Make".

Rick Ross Calls New Jay-Z Collabo "An Atomic Bomb", Talks "Teflon Don" Album

April 28, 2010 11:06 PM

Triple C's leader Rick Ross has opened up about his Teflon Don Jay-Z collaboration and said he is awaiting the right time to release it to the public.

Continue reading Rick Ross Calls New Jay-Z Collabo "An Atomic Bomb", Talks "Teflon Don" Album.

Ludacris Urges Safe Sex Awareness, Launches Trojan Magnum Condoms Campaign

April 28, 2010 6:04 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris has teamed with Trojan Magnum condoms to help launch a safe sex campaign.

Continue reading Ludacris Urges Safe Sex Awareness, Launches Trojan Magnum Condoms Campaign.

Ice Cube On Possibility Of "Friday" Sequel, "I Don't Want To Do It Without Chris Tucker"

April 28, 2010 5:30 PM

Actor/Rapper Ice Cube recently talked about the status of his Friday movie franchise and the possibility of a sequel.

Continue reading Ice Cube On Possibility Of "Friday" Sequel, "I Don't Want To Do It Without Chris Tucker".

Just Blaze On Eminem's "Recovery" Album, "I Have A Few More Songs I Have To Finish Mixing" [Video]

April 28, 2010 5:15 PM

Producer Just Blaze has given a small update on Eminem's upcoming Recovery album and said he is placing his final touches on the solo project.

Continue reading Just Blaze On Eminem's "Recovery" Album, "I Have A Few More Songs I Have To Finish Mixing" [Video].

B.o.B.'s Grand Hustle Debut Projected To Sell 85K In First-Week Sales

April 28, 2010 4:45 PM

Grand Hustle rapper B.o.B.'s Adventures of Bobby Ray debut is projected to top the charts next week with estimated sales up to 85,000.

Continue reading B.o.B.'s Grand Hustle Debut Projected To Sell 85K In First-Week Sales.

Ice Cube Joins The LAPD In Upcoming Police Film

April 28, 2010 4:10 PM

Actor/Rapper Ice Cube will portray a Los Angeles Police Department officer in the upcoming film, Rampart.

Continue reading Ice Cube Joins The LAPD In Upcoming Police Film.

Usher Tops Competition, Cypress Hill Rise Into Top 20, Devin the Dude & Little Brother Invade The Charts

April 28, 2010 4:00 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Usher dominates the charts at No. 5, Cypress Hill rise to the occasion within Top 20 plus new releases from Devin the Dude and Little Brother debut.

Continue reading Usher Tops Competition, Cypress Hill Rise Into Top 20, Devin the Dude & Little Brother Invade The Charts.

Rico Love On Diddy's "Last Train" Album, "It's Gonna Be Mentioned W/ '808s & Heartbreak', 'College Dropout' & 'Blueprint III'" [Video]

April 28, 2010 2:15 PM

Songwriter/Producer Rico Love has shared his thoughts on Diddy's upcoming Last Train to Paris album.

Continue reading Rico Love On Diddy's "Last Train" Album, "It's Gonna Be Mentioned W/ '808s & Heartbreak', 'College Dropout' & 'Blueprint III'" [Video].

UPDATE: Royce Da 5'9 Confirms Slaughterhouse/Shady Deal, "We Gonna Make The Official Announcement"

April 28, 2010 1:45 PM

Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9 has confirmed recent speculation that his rap group will be officially joining Eminem's Shady Records.

Continue reading UPDATE: Royce Da 5'9 Confirms Slaughterhouse/Shady Deal, "We Gonna Make The Official Announcement".

Dipset Producer On Jim Jones & Cam'ron Reunion, "People Want To Hear Their Music"

April 28, 2010 12:50 PM

Dipset producer Rsonist has shared his reaction to Jim Jones and Cam'ron reuniting and said he is ready to make more Diplomatic Immunity music.

Continue reading Dipset Producer On Jim Jones & Cam'ron Reunion, "People Want To Hear Their Music".

DJ Premier On Gang Starr's Legacy, "I Want The Name To Stay Alive"

April 28, 2010 11:40 AM

DJ Premier has opened up on the recent passing of Guru and revealed his hopes for the future of Gang Starr.

Continue reading DJ Premier On Gang Starr's Legacy, "I Want The Name To Stay Alive".

Uncle Luke Goes Off On VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, "Just Go F*ck Yoursef"

April 28, 2010 11:30 AM

Rap pioneer Uncle Luke has revealed his issues with the upcoming VH1 Hip-Hop Honors paying homage to his work as member of 2 Live Crew and not own individual achievements.

Continue reading Uncle Luke Goes Off On VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, "Just Go F*ck Yoursef".

Lloyd Banks On Shyne's G-Unit Dissing, "That Guy Lost It, Man" [Video]

April 28, 2010 10:50 AM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks recently talked about Shyne taking shots at his boss, 50 Cent, and said the convicted felon's current material is wack.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks On Shyne's G-Unit Dissing, "That Guy Lost It, Man" [Video].

Olivia Reunites With 50 Cent On "Under The Radar" Project, Releases New Mixtape [Video]

April 28, 2010 10:25 AM

Former G-Unit singer Olivia has reunited with 50 Cent on her new mixtape, Under the Radar, which was released this week.

Continue reading Olivia Reunites With 50 Cent On "Under The Radar" Project, Releases New Mixtape [Video].

Jacki-O Denies Beefing W/ DJ Khaled, "I Don't Hold Grudges"

April 28, 2010 10:15 AM

In light of recent statements she made about DJ Khaled not representing Miami, Southern rapper Jacki-O has submitted a statement to SOHH to clear the air.

Continue reading Jacki-O Denies Beefing W/ DJ Khaled, "I Don't Hold Grudges".

Wax My Whip 2010-04-28

April 28, 2010 12:00 AM

The Dream and Christina Milian saddle up in the promo pics for his upcoming album, Love King.

Eminem's Manager On "Recovery" Premiere Single, "It's Not A Dark Song, It's Uplifting"

April 27, 2010 11:34 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg has confirmed reports of the rapper releasing "Not Afraid" as the lead single from his upcoming album, Recovery.

Continue reading Eminem's Manager On "Recovery" Premiere Single, "It's Not A Dark Song, It's Uplifting".

Common Talks Kanye West-Produced New Album, "The Themes Are Street Music & Elevation"

April 27, 2010 11:12 PM

Chicago rapper Common has opened up about his upcoming Believer album and said the solo project is slated to drop in the fall.

Continue reading Common Talks Kanye West-Produced New Album, "The Themes Are Street Music & Elevation".

Nicki Minaj Addresses Butt Pads Rumors, "People Will Pick Anything To Talk About"

April 27, 2010 5:45 PM

Nicki Minaj has addressed speculation that she wears butt pads and said she enjoys being caught in the rumor mills.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Addresses Butt Pads Rumors, "People Will Pick Anything To Talk About".

DMX Files $1 Mil Lawsuit From Jail, Demands Unpaid Royalties

April 27, 2010 5:25 PM

Jailed rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons has reportedly filed a $1 million lawsuit against Rich Kid Entertainment over unpaid royalties.

Continue reading DMX Files $1 Mil Lawsuit From Jail, Demands Unpaid Royalties.

Lloyd Banks Denies Leaving G-Unit, "Stop It, It's Too Late To Hate" [Video]

April 27, 2010 4:40 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has addressed speculation that he left 50 Cent's camp to pursue a solo career at a record label like Def Jam or Interscope.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Denies Leaving G-Unit, "Stop It, It's Too Late To Hate" [Video].

Game Says Nicki Minaj Missed The "R.E.D." Album, "We Didn't Make It Happen Fast Enough" [Video]

April 27, 2010 4:10 PM

West Coast rapper Game has revealed that Nicki Minaj will not be featured on his upcoming R.E.D. Album.

Continue reading Game Says Nicki Minaj Missed The "R.E.D." Album, "We Didn't Make It Happen Fast Enough" [Video].

"Hey 50! Hey Banks! Remember Me, Tony Yayo???"

April 27, 2010 4:00 PM

For Caption Diss, the good ol' folks at SOHH are up to no good giving y'all, the doggies, a chance to crack open the final word(s). The "Best We've Ever Read" headlines gets to rock the sh*t outta that SOHH Cap Diss crown for one week. Anyone shaking their hands in front of their faces yet?

Continue reading "Hey 50! Hey Banks! Remember Me, Tony Yayo???".

50 Cent On The Ailing Music Industry, "We Just Have To Pass New Laws" [Video]

April 27, 2010 2:10 PM

50 Cent talks about what he believes what will save the music industry's sales slump in tonight's Fuse network broadcast of "50 Cent: The Lost Tapes."

Continue reading 50 Cent On The Ailing Music Industry, "We Just Have To Pass New Laws" [Video].

T.I. Pays Homage To Lil Wayne At Welcome Home Party, "Everybody Please Raise Your Glasses"

April 27, 2010 1:10 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. celebrated his return from prison by throwing a star-studded party in Los Angeles, California this week.

Continue reading T.I. Pays Homage To Lil Wayne At Welcome Home Party, "Everybody Please Raise Your Glasses".

Ja Rule's "Venni Vetti Vecci 2010" Still On Deck, "I'm Ready To Get This Product Out To The World Again" [Video]

April 27, 2010 12:45 PM

New York rapper Ja Rule recently updated fans on the status of his comeback album Venni Vetti Vecci 2010.

Continue reading Ja Rule's "Venni Vetti Vecci 2010" Still On Deck, "I'm Ready To Get This Product Out To The World Again" [Video].

B.o.B. On Long-Awaited Debut Release, "Everybody's Finally Ready For It"

April 27, 2010 12:30 PM

Grand Hustle's B.o.B. recently talked about getting his debut album, Adventures of Bobby Ray, ready for release.

Continue reading B.o.B. On Long-Awaited Debut Release, "Everybody's Finally Ready For It".

Lil Wayne Dismisses Shanell Dating Rumors, "I Don't Understand How People's Brains Work"

April 27, 2010 11:10 AM

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne addresses his rumored romantic relationship with Young Money artist Shanell aka SNL in the upcoming issues of Ozone Magazine.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Dismisses Shanell Dating Rumors, "I Don't Understand How People's Brains Work".

Tupac Shakur's Mom Arrested On Drug Charge, Posts $10K Bail

April 27, 2010 10:37 AM

Late rapper Tupac Shakur's mother, Afeni, was arrested earlier this month on a drug possession charge after being busted by North Carolina police.

Continue reading Tupac Shakur's Mom Arrested On Drug Charge, Posts $10K Bail.

Peedi Crakk Talks Tension With Jay-Z, "I Blew $900,000 Of Def Jam's Money" [Video]

April 27, 2010 10:30 AM

State Property's Peedi Crakk has opened up about his tension with former Def Jam president Jay-Z and explained how he blew nearly $1 million of the label's money in 2005.

Continue reading Peedi Crakk Talks Tension With Jay-Z, "I Blew $900,000 Of Def Jam's Money" [Video].

Styles P's "Invincible" Book Synopsis, Cover Art Revealed

April 27, 2010 10:25 AM

The cover and story synopsis of Styles P's upcoming Invincible book have been revealed online.

Continue reading Styles P's "Invincible" Book Synopsis, Cover Art Revealed.

D12's Bizarre On Yelawolf, "He Represents The Redneck, Country, Backwoods Of Alabama"

April 27, 2010 10:15 AM

D12's Bizarre recently spoke on working with Interscope Records new artist Yelawolf and explained how the Southern rapper symbolizes Alabama.

Continue reading D12's Bizarre On Yelawolf, "He Represents The Redneck, Country, Backwoods Of Alabama".

Wax My Whip 2010-04-27

April 27, 2010 12:00 AM

Jay-Z and Beyonce hop out of their Maybach.

Lil Wayne Explains "The Carter" Documentary Issues, "I Didn't Approve It & They Still Put It Out"

April 26, 2010 11:55 PM

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne discussed his problems with last year's The Carter documentary and explained why he tried to ban its release.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Explains "The Carter" Documentary Issues, "I Didn't Approve It & They Still Put It Out".

T.I.'s "I'm Back" Music Video Debuts Online [Video]

April 26, 2010 11:52 PM

The music video for T.I.'s first post prison track, "I'm Back," has landed online.

Continue reading T.I.'s "I'm Back" Music Video Debuts Online [Video].

Eminem's First "Recovery" Single Revealed, Rapper To Release "Not Afraid" This Week

April 26, 2010 11:36 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem will reportedly release the first single from his upcoming album, Recovery, sometime this week.

Continue reading Eminem's First "Recovery" Single Revealed, Rapper To Release "Not Afraid" This Week.

Ja Rule Calls Rap Beefs Wack, "The Records Take Away From The Talent & The Creative Process Of It All"

April 26, 2010 5:50 PM

Former Murder Inc. Records artist Ja Rule recently shared his views on rap beefs and said emcees are just using diss tracks to sell albums.

Continue reading Ja Rule Calls Rap Beefs Wack, "The Records Take Away From The Talent & The Creative Process Of It All".

Eve Speaks On Being Dropped By Interscope Records, "People Promised Me Sh*t"

April 26, 2010 5:45 PM

Former Aftermath Records artist Eve recently addressed being dropping from Interscope Records and explained how the label placed a hold on her music career.

Continue reading Eve Speaks On Being Dropped By Interscope Records, "People Promised Me Sh*t".

Shyne Stands By His New Flow, "I Don't Care If I Only Sell One Album"

April 26, 2010 5:20 PM

New York rapper Shyne has opened up about his rhyming transformation and why artistic integrity carries more value than album sales.

Continue reading Shyne Stands By His New Flow, "I Don't Care If I Only Sell One Album".

Kevin Rudolf Talks Cash/Young Money Family Ties, "I Might Work With Drake For His Album"

April 26, 2010 4:05 PM

Cash Money Records' Kevin Rudolf recently talked about his ties with Young Money and his relationship with label mates Lil Wayne and Drake.

Continue reading Kevin Rudolf Talks Cash/Young Money Family Ties, "I Might Work With Drake For His Album".

Akon Files Lawsuit Over "Konvict" Bootleg Fragrance Line

April 26, 2010 3:10 PM

Konvict Musik label head Akon has reportedly filed a lawsuit against former associates who allegedly stole his trademark for a fragrance line.

Continue reading Akon Files Lawsuit Over "Konvict" Bootleg Fragrance Line.

Joe Budden Says Slaughterhouse/Shady Records Deal Is "Just About Done" [Video]

April 26, 2010 2:15 PM

Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden has said a label move to Eminem's Shady Records is nearing completion.

Continue reading Joe Budden Says Slaughterhouse/Shady Records Deal Is "Just About Done" [Video].

Ray J On Avoiding Nude Photo Leaks, "You Can't Have That On Your Computer"

April 26, 2010 1:30 PM

R&B singer Ray J has offered some advice to artists and fans who want to avoid having nude pictures leak.

Continue reading Ray J On Avoiding Nude Photo Leaks, "You Can't Have That On Your Computer".

50 Cent's "Caught In The Crossfire" Headed Straight To DVD, Misses Theatrical Release

April 26, 2010 12:45 PM

Actor/Rapper 50 Cent's action film Caught in the Crossfire will reportedly be headed directly to DVD later this year.

Continue reading 50 Cent's "Caught In The Crossfire" Headed Straight To DVD, Misses Theatrical Release.

DJ Premier Blasts Solar Over Guru's Health Decline, "Why The F*ck Did His Nails Look Longer Than A F*cking Ruler!?" [Video]

April 26, 2010 12:35 PM

Gang Starr's DJ Premier has broken his silence on his issues with Guru's producer/partner Solar and revealed the shocking final visit he had with the late rapper.

Continue reading DJ Premier Blasts Solar Over Guru's Health Decline, "Why The F*ck Did His Nails Look Longer Than A F*cking Ruler!?" [Video].

Paul Wall On Avoiding The Race Card, "You Can't Compare Me To Eminem Due To His Success & Style"

April 26, 2010 12:25 PM

Southern rapper Paul Wall recently opened up about avoiding comparisons to fellow white rappers like Eminem and Vanilla Ice and said his upbringing played a large role.

Continue reading Paul Wall On Avoiding The Race Card, "You Can't Compare Me To Eminem Due To His Success & Style".

Rick Ross Gets "Super High" W/ Stacey Dash, Recruits Actress For New Music Video

April 26, 2010 11:00 AM

Southern rapper Rick Ross has taken the Hollywood route for his upcoming F. Gary Gray-directed music video "Super High" by recruiting actress Stacey Dash as his co-star.

Continue reading Rick Ross Gets "Super High" W/ Stacey Dash, Recruits Actress For New Music Video.

Game Invites Diddy, Fabolous, Lil Wayne, Jadakiss & More To His "Red Room"

April 26, 2010 10:30 AM

West Coast rapper Game has tapped Diddy, Fabolous, Jadakiss and more for his new underground mixtape, The Red Room.

Continue reading Game Invites Diddy, Fabolous, Lil Wayne, Jadakiss & More To His "Red Room".

Drake Reveals His Mixtape-Making Success, "You Have To Approach It With A Selfless Mind-Set"

April 26, 2010 10:15 AM

Young Money's Drake has shared his secrets to making a successful mixtape and explained why artists should avoid using their unreleased album cuts on an underground project.

Continue reading Drake Reveals His Mixtape-Making Success, "You Have To Approach It With A Selfless Mind-Set".

Wax My Whip 2010-04-26

April 26, 2010 12:00 AM

Soulja Boy poses in front of his all black everything Lambo.

Lloyd Banks Calls Rick Ross A Liar, "[He] Said Def Jam Would Never Sign Me" [Audio]

April 25, 2010 12:26 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has addressed the possibility of signing to Def Jam Records and what his move would mean for hypothetical labelmate Rick Ross.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Calls Rick Ross A Liar, "[He] Said Def Jam Would Never Sign Me" [Audio].

Trey Songz Reveals Jay-Z's Touring Tips, "I've Learned To Have A Little More Crowd Control" [Video]

April 25, 2010 12:06 PM

R&B singer Trey Songz has discussed hitting the road alongside Jay-Z for their Blueprint III tour and revealed what lessons he picked up from the rap veteran.

Continue reading Trey Songz Reveals Jay-Z's Touring Tips, "I've Learned To Have A Little More Crowd Control" [Video].

Ludacris Uses Southern Roots For Making Hit Records, "I Got Those Just Living In Atlanta" [Video]

April 25, 2010 11:34 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris has credited his hometown of Atlanta, Georgia as serving as a basis of inspiration for his recent chart-topping records.

Continue reading Ludacris Uses Southern Roots For Making Hit Records, "I Got Those Just Living In Atlanta" [Video].

Nicki Minaj Switching Her Style Up For Debut, "I Want To Have An Entirely New Body Of Work"

April 25, 2010 11:21 AM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj recently spoke on her upcoming debut album and revealed her intention to surprise fans.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Switching Her Style Up For Debut, "I Want To Have An Entirely New Body Of Work".

Rick Ross Talks Being Victimized In $300K DJ Vlad Case, "I Ain't Even Fight" [Video]

April 25, 2010 8:34 AM

Southern rapper Rick Ross has addressed his recent $300,000 lawsuit loss to DJ Vlad and why he was really a victim in the situation.

Continue reading Rick Ross Talks Being Victimized In $300K DJ Vlad Case, "I Ain't Even Fight" [Video].

Wax My Whip - 2010-04-25 - 50 Cent

April 25, 2010 12:05 AM

50 Cent kicks back on the Pontiac G8.

Game Says Dr. Dre Goes Hard On "Detox" Album, "I've Been In Grinding With Him"

April 24, 2010 9:50 AM

Black Wall Street leader Game has commented on Dr. Dre's upcoming Detox album and said the long-awaited project is definitely on the way to retail outlets.

Continue reading Game Says Dr. Dre Goes Hard On "Detox" Album, "I've Been In Grinding With Him".

Lloyd Banks Working On New Book, "Hopefully I'll Be Done With That By The End Of The Year" [Video]

April 24, 2010 9:12 AM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has announced his intention to make a move into the book industry with an upcoming project in the works.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Working On New Book, "Hopefully I'll Be Done With That By The End Of The Year" [Video].

Rosa Acosta Reveals Battle With Anorexia & Bulimia, "I Thought I Was Worthless"

April 24, 2010 8:50 AM

Model Rosa Acosta has revealed her past battle with anorexia and bulimia as she attempted to reach perfection at any cost.

Continue reading Rosa Acosta Reveals Battle With Anorexia & Bulimia, "I Thought I Was Worthless".

Joell Ortiz Explains His Sanaa Lathan Crush, "She Would Have Mad Fun With Me On A Date"

April 24, 2010 8:22 AM

Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz has explained the recent motivation behind his Sanaa Lathan romance tribute "Letter to Sanaa" and how he fell in "love" with the movie actress.

Continue reading Joell Ortiz Explains His Sanaa Lathan Crush, "She Would Have Mad Fun With Me On A Date".

Kat Stacks Gets Tricked By Jay Rock, "Do The N*gga That F*cked You Look Like Me?"

April 24, 2010 7:50 AM

Alleged Young Money groupie Kat Stacks was reportedly tricked into having sex with a Jay Rock lookalike and has been called out by the rapper.

Continue reading Kat Stacks Gets Tricked By Jay Rock, "Do The N*gga That F*cked You Look Like Me?".

Wax My Whip - 2010-04-24 - Andre 3000

April 24, 2010 12:05 AM

OutKast's Andre 3000 leans up on a Cadillac Escalade.

Shyne Issues G-Unit's Death Certificate, Jim Jones & Cam'ron Are BFF's, Solar Was Guru's She-Thing?

April 23, 2010 11:55 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, we push the clock back seven days and re-cap Shyne's G-Unit death certificates, watch Jim Jones kiss and make-up with Cam'ron, no h*mo, try to find out if Guru was blowing tracks out or Solar and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Shyne Issues G-Unit's Death Certificate, Jim Jones & Cam'ron Are BFF's, Solar Was Guru's She-Thing?.

Guru's Brother Speaks, "Positivity Was What He Sought To Bring To The Music & To His Life"

April 23, 2010 6:00 PM

Late rapper Guru's brother, Stanford professor Harry Elam, has ended his silence on the rap veteran's passing.

Continue reading Guru's Brother Speaks, "Positivity Was What He Sought To Bring To The Music & To His Life".

Remy Ma's Shooting Victim Wants Label To Pay Up, "Universal Music Hires & Encourages Rap Artists To Act Violently"

April 23, 2010 5:55 PM

The victim of incarcerated rapper Remy Ma's 2007 shooting, Makeda Barnes-Joseph, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against Universal Music Group.

Continue reading Remy Ma's Shooting Victim Wants Label To Pay Up, "Universal Music Hires & Encourages Rap Artists To Act Violently".

Kurupt Analyzes Ice Cube/Jay Rock Remarks, "Respect Your Elders & Respect Their Opinions"

April 23, 2010 5:45 PM

West Coast rap veteran Kurupt has weighed in on Ice Cube's remarks about California newcomers and the reaction it set-off with Jay Rock.

Continue reading Kurupt Analyzes Ice Cube/Jay Rock Remarks, "Respect Your Elders & Respect Their Opinions".

Lloyd Banks Says Def Jam Wants To Sign Him, "If They Drop That Big Bag Then We Can Talk" [Video]

April 23, 2010 5:40 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has revealed that Def Jam has expressed interest in signing him to a recording contract.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Says Def Jam Wants To Sign Him, "If They Drop That Big Bag Then We Can Talk" [Video].

T.I.'s "King Uncaged" Gets New Release, "The Album Date Is Pushed Up"

April 23, 2010 5:15 PM

T.I., the self-proclaimed "King of the South" has moved up the release date for his upcoming King Uncaged album.

Continue reading T.I.'s "King Uncaged" Gets New Release, "The Album Date Is Pushed Up".

Bun B & Slim Thug Discuss Paul Wall/Chamillionaire Reunion, "They Put The Bullsh*t Aside"

April 23, 2010 4:30 PM

Texas rappers Bun B and Slim Thug have shared their reactions to seeing Paul Wall and Chamillionaire reunite to make new music together.

Continue reading Bun B & Slim Thug Discuss Paul Wall/Chamillionaire Reunion, "They Put The Bullsh*t Aside".

Scarface Remaking KRS-One's "Criminal Minded" Album, "He Deserves That Compliment"

April 23, 2010 3:25 PM

Rap veteran Scarface has announced that he will be remaking KRS-One's 1987 hip-hop album, Criminal Minded.

Continue reading Scarface Remaking KRS-One's "Criminal Minded" Album, "He Deserves That Compliment".

Game Insists Beef W/ 50 Cent Is Finished, "Now It's Like I Can Crack A Joke"

April 23, 2010 2:40 PM

Former G-Unit member Game has promised his 50 Cent beef is long gone and explained why he went after his ex-rap group on "400 Bars."

Continue reading Game Insists Beef W/ 50 Cent Is Finished, "Now It's Like I Can Crack A Joke".

Little Brother Want Fans To Understand Break-Up, "You Don't Want Your Favorite Group To Force A Relationship"

April 23, 2010 1:10 PM

Rap duo Little Brother has opened up about parting ways after the release of their final album, Leftback.

Continue reading Little Brother Want Fans To Understand Break-Up, "You Don't Want Your Favorite Group To Force A Relationship".

Drake Drops "Free Lil Wayne" Freestyle At Concert, "On Behalf Of Weezy, I Say F*ck The NYPD" [Video]

April 23, 2010 12:35 PM

Young Money's Drake showed his support for incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne by performing a short "Free Weezy" freestyle during this week's appearances.

Continue reading Drake Drops "Free Lil Wayne" Freestyle At Concert, "On Behalf Of Weezy, I Say F*ck The NYPD" [Video].

Ray J's Mom On Kim Kardashian Sex Tape, "What You Don't Want People To See, You Don't Do" [Video]

April 23, 2010 11:25 AM

R&B singer Ray J's mother, Sonja-Bates Norwood, has addressed her son's infamous sex tape with Kim Kardashian.

Continue reading Ray J's Mom On Kim Kardashian Sex Tape, "What You Don't Want People To See, You Don't Do" [Video].

Game On Shyne Dissing G-Unit, "I'm Glad He Can Take That 50 Cent Beef With Him"

April 23, 2010 10:30 AM

Black Wall Street leader Game has shared his reaction to hearing Shyne going at G-Unit on his recently released diss tracks.

Continue reading Game On Shyne Dissing G-Unit, "I'm Glad He Can Take That 50 Cent Beef With Him".

B.o.B. Takes On Andre 3000 Comparisons, "People Are Starting To Tell The Differences"

April 23, 2010 10:20 AM

Grand Hustle's B.o.B. recently talked about being compared to OutKast's Andre 3000.

Continue reading B.o.B. Takes On Andre 3000 Comparisons, "People Are Starting To Tell The Differences".

DJ Toomp Says Kanye West Has "A Masterpiece" W/ New Album, "He's Going Real Hard"

April 23, 2010 10:15 AM

Producer DJ Toomp has announced that he is involved in Kanye West's upcoming solo album, Good A** Job.

Continue reading DJ Toomp Says Kanye West Has "A Masterpiece" W/ New Album, "He's Going Real Hard".

Wax My Whip - 2010-04-23 - Chris Brown

April 23, 2010 12:00 AM

Chris Brown matches his sneakers to his whip.

Cypress Hill Projected To "Rise Up" To 22K In First-Week Sales

April 22, 2010 6:50 PM

Cypress Hill's Rise Up album is expected to sell up to 22,000 records in its first week in retail outlets.

Continue reading Cypress Hill Projected To "Rise Up" To 22K In First-Week Sales.

Scott Storch's Mom Blasts Producer, "P. Diddy, Kanye West & Jay-Z's Mother[s], Their Sons All Took Care Of Them"

April 22, 2010 5:40 PM

Scott Storch's mother, Joyce Yolanda Storch, has questioned why her son has not financially supported her.

Continue reading Scott Storch's Mom Blasts Producer, "P. Diddy, Kanye West & Jay-Z's Mother[s], Their Sons All Took Care Of Them".

Jim Jones Gets Stamp Of Approval To Teach, "I Finally Got Cleared With The Board Of Education"

April 22, 2010 4:45 PM

Dipset's Jim Jones has announced that got approval to teach an eight week music course this summer.

Continue reading Jim Jones Gets Stamp Of Approval To Teach, "I Finally Got Cleared With The Board Of Education".

Scarface Talks Leaving Def Jam South Head Position, "I Was Long Gone Before Jay-Z Took Over" [Audio]

April 22, 2010 4:15 PM

Southern rapper Scarface recently explained leaving his Def Jam South President post a few years ago.

Continue reading Scarface Talks Leaving Def Jam South Head Position, "I Was Long Gone Before Jay-Z Took Over" [Audio].

Rick Ross Confirms Appointing Diddy As New Manager, "Most Definitely, We Making A Lot Of Big Moves"

April 22, 2010 4:14 PM

Triple C's Rick Ross has confirmed joining forces with rap mogul Diddy to become his new manager and oversee his music career.

Continue reading Rick Ross Confirms Appointing Diddy As New Manager, "Most Definitely, We Making A Lot Of Big Moves".

T.I. Celebrates Freedom From Prison, "I'm The King & I'm Back!"

April 22, 2010 4:00 PM

Self-proclaimed "King of the South" T.I. reportedly celebrated his freedom from prison earlier this week after serving time on a weapons conviction last year.

Continue reading T.I. Celebrates Freedom From Prison, "I'm The King & I'm Back!".

Fat Joe On Filming "Slow Down" W/ Young Jeezy, "The Video Is Going Down Movie-Style"

April 22, 2010 4:00 PM

New York rapper Fat Joe recently talked about his upcoming music video for "Slow Down" which features Young Jeezy.

Continue reading Fat Joe On Filming "Slow Down" W/ Young Jeezy, "The Video Is Going Down Movie-Style".

Game Explains Ditching DJ Drama For DJ Skee, "He Asked Me If There Wasn't Gonna Be Anymore G-Unit Disses"

April 22, 2010 3:40 PM

Black Wall Street's Game has explained replacing DJ Drama with DJ Skee for his upcoming The Red Room mixtape.

Continue reading Game Explains Ditching DJ Drama For DJ Skee, "He Asked Me If There Wasn't Gonna Be Anymore G-Unit Disses".

50 Cent's "Lost Tapes" Interview To Air On Fuse TV, "Don't Say No Sh*t That's Gonna Make Me Mad At You" [Video]

April 22, 2010 1:40 PM

An unreleased 50 Cent interview is set to air on Fuse TV next week featuring the rapper speaking on rumors of drug use, not winning Grammy awards and more.

Continue reading 50 Cent's "Lost Tapes" Interview To Air On Fuse TV, "Don't Say No Sh*t That's Gonna Make Me Mad At You" [Video].

Young Jeezy Addresses Name Change Reports, Delays "Thug Motivation 103" Release

April 22, 2010 12:00 PM

Southern rapper Young Jeezy has officially denied reports that he changed his name and announced that his upcoming album, Thug Motivation 103, has been pushed back.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Addresses Name Change Reports, Delays "Thug Motivation 103" Release.

Devin The Dude Credits Rap-A-Lot For Igniting The Indie Game

April 22, 2010 11:50 AM

In this Guest Star blog former Rap-A-Lot artist Devin the Dude discusses how his ex-label led the way for the current wave of independent record companies in the rap game today.

Continue reading Devin The Dude Credits Rap-A-Lot For Igniting The Indie Game.

Ice Cube Packs Heat On "I Am The West" LP, Album Cover Art Revealed

April 22, 2010 11:40 AM

The cover art for Ice Cube's upcoming I Am The West album has been released online and shows the rapper sitting on a rocking chair with a shot gun.

Continue reading Ice Cube Packs Heat On "I Am The West" LP, Album Cover Art Revealed.

Diddy Issues Formal Vodka Apology From Bathtub, "I Am Sorry The Competition Sales Are Down" [Video]

April 22, 2010 11:10 AM

Ciroc Vodka mogul Diddy has issued a formal apology for calling his competitors' products "pee pee."

Continue reading Diddy Issues Formal Vodka Apology From Bathtub, "I Am Sorry The Competition Sales Are Down" [Video].

Solar Addresses Rumored Romantic Relationship W/ Guru, "Everybody Is Free To Live Their Life How They Choose"

April 22, 2010 10:30 AM

Producer Solar has addressed speculation that he may have been involved in a secret romantic relationship with his late friend and artist, Guru.

Continue reading Solar Addresses Rumored Romantic Relationship W/ Guru, "Everybody Is Free To Live Their Life How They Choose".

Lil Wayne Sued For $500K Over "Lollipop" Song

April 22, 2010 10:15 AM

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne is reportedly being sued by producer Jim Jonsin who claims he was never compensated for his work on the smash hit, "Lollipop."

Continue reading Lil Wayne Sued For $500K Over "Lollipop" Song.

Wax My Whip - 2010-04-22 - Drake

April 22, 2010 12:00 AM

Drake showing you what Young Money can buy.

Lil Wayne Marathon To Takeover FUSE TV [Video]

April 21, 2010 9:49 PM

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has been selected as FUSE's Artist Takeover Monday featured emcee as the network plans to dedicate an entire day to his career with exclusive programming.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Marathon To Takeover FUSE TV [Video].

DJ Premier Breaks Silence On Guru's Death, "I've Been Asked To Comment On A Letter Speaking Ill Of Me"

April 21, 2010 9:09 PM

Gang Starr's DJ Premier has issued a statement regarding the unexpected passing of long-time partner in rhymes Guru this week.

Continue reading DJ Premier Breaks Silence On Guru's Death, "I've Been Asked To Comment On A Letter Speaking Ill Of Me".

Game Confirms Civil Case Pay-Out, "I Settled That For A Couple Stacks"

April 21, 2010 5:30 PM

West Coast rapper Game confirmed reaching a $30,000 settlement in his recent civil case which stemmed from an alleged basketball court assault.

Continue reading Game Confirms Civil Case Pay-Out, "I Settled That For A Couple Stacks".

Drake On Staying Relevant In Rap, "Between Myself & Lil Wayne, We Make Timeless Music" [Video]

April 21, 2010 4:55 PM

Young Money's Drake recently talked about remaining relevant in hip-hop and why his music is able to stand the test of time.

Continue reading Drake On Staying Relevant In Rap, "Between Myself & Lil Wayne, We Make Timeless Music" [Video].

Pepa On Nicki Minaj's Sexual Lyrics, "That's What Happens When You Have A Male Camp Dictating How You Should Be"

April 21, 2010 4:45 PM

Female rap veteran Sandra "Pepa" Denton has shared her views on newcomer Nicki Minaj and said the Young Money star should not be looked down upon because of her racy lyrics and image.

Continue reading Pepa On Nicki Minaj's Sexual Lyrics, "That's What Happens When You Have A Male Camp Dictating How You Should Be".

50 Cent Sends Open "Invitation" To All Fans, Announces New Tour

April 21, 2010 4:00 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has announced The Invitation Tour which will begin next month in the United States.

Continue reading 50 Cent Sends Open "Invitation" To All Fans, Announces New Tour.

Justin Bieber Fever Still Contagious, Usher Holds Down No. 4, Gucci Mane Leaves His Imprint On The Charts

April 21, 2010 3:10 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Justin Bieber fever is still contagious at No. 1, Usher finds himself at No. 4 and Gucci Mane leaves an imprint on the charts.

Continue reading Justin Bieber Fever Still Contagious, Usher Holds Down No. 4, Gucci Mane Leaves His Imprint On The Charts.

Scarface Builds Comeback Album Hype, "I Got A Beautiful F*cking Theme That's Never Been Done Before In Hip-Hop" [Audio]

April 21, 2010 2:50 PM

Rap veteran Scarface has confirmed reports that a new album is in the works and promised a unique theme.

Continue reading Scarface Builds Comeback Album Hype, "I Got A Beautiful F*cking Theme That's Never Been Done Before In Hip-Hop" [Audio].

Lauren London On Her Baby's Daddy, "[Lil] Wayne Is A Great Father, No Complaints!"

April 21, 2010 2:15 PM

Actress Lauren London recently addressed co-parenting her son with incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne and said he has been a great father.

Continue reading Lauren London On Her Baby's Daddy, "[Lil] Wayne Is A Great Father, No Complaints!".

Asher Roth Opens Up About Pharrell, "We Wound Up Doing 12 Records In 12 Days"

April 21, 2010 1:00 PM

Rapper Asher Roth recently talked about working with The Neptunes' Pharrell Williams for his upcoming sophomore album.

Continue reading Asher Roth Opens Up About Pharrell, "We Wound Up Doing 12 Records In 12 Days".

Guru's Family Releases Statement, "He Was In A Coma From Mid-February Until His Death"

April 21, 2010 12:20 PM

The family of late rapper Keith "Guru" Elam has released a statement on losing their loved one earlier this week due to a battle with cancer.

Continue reading Guru's Family Releases Statement, "He Was In A Coma From Mid-February Until His Death".

Jim Jones On Cam'ron Reunion, "[We're] Gonna Do Another Album For The People" [Video]

April 21, 2010 11:45 AM

Dipset's Jim Jones has announced plans to reunite with Cam'ron and put together a new album for the fans.

Continue reading Jim Jones On Cam'ron Reunion, "[We're] Gonna Do Another Album For The People" [Video].

Game Not Worried About Competing W/ Drake, "We're Not In The Same Lane" [Video]

April 21, 2010 11:00 AM

Game recently talked about releasing his R.E.D. Album on the same date as Drake's Thank Me Later LP.

Continue reading Game Not Worried About Competing W/ Drake, "We're Not In The Same Lane" [Video].

Shyne's New Rapping Style Explained, "He Feels He Needs To Make Drastic Changes"

April 21, 2010 10:30 AM

New York rapper Shyne recently explained why he decided to drastically change his rhyme style.

Continue reading Shyne's New Rapping Style Explained, "He Feels He Needs To Make Drastic Changes".

Rosa Acosta Denies Copying Amber Rose's Image, "The Truth Is I Cut My Hair Because [It's] Falling Out"

April 21, 2010 10:15 AM

Model Rosa Acosta has addressed recent speculation that she cut her hair to look like Kanye West's bald-headed girlfriend Amber Rose and revealed that she is suffering from hair loss.

Continue reading Rosa Acosta Denies Copying Amber Rose's Image, "The Truth Is I Cut My Hair Because [It's] Falling Out".

Wax My Whip - 2010-04-21 - T.I.

April 21, 2010 12:00 AM

T.I. leans back on his bright yellow ride.

Continue reading Wax My Whip - 2010-04-21 - T.I..

Paul Wall Returns As "Champion", Recruits Travis Barker, Jim Jones, Raekwon For New Album

April 20, 2010 10:04 PM

Southern rapper Paul Wall has teamed with rocker Travis Barker for his upcoming Heart of a Champion album.

Continue reading Paul Wall Returns As "Champion", Recruits Travis Barker, Jim Jones, Raekwon For New Album.

Solar Addresses Guru's Deathbed Letter, "[He] Made This Statement From His Own Mouth"

April 20, 2010 5:50 PM

Producer Solar has come forward to address speculation that late rapper and close associate Guru did not write a final letter to fans on his deathbed.

Continue reading Solar Addresses Guru's Deathbed Letter, "[He] Made This Statement From His Own Mouth".

Shyne Heats Up G-Unit Beef W/ "There Will Be Blood" Record, "You Girls Ain't Gorillas, You're F*cking Chipmunks" [Audio]

April 20, 2010 5:30 PM

New York rapper Shyne has fired more shots at 50 Cent's G-Unit with the release of his new diss track, "There Will Be Blood."

Continue reading Shyne Heats Up G-Unit Beef W/ "There Will Be Blood" Record, "You Girls Ain't Gorillas, You're F*cking Chipmunks" [Audio].

Cypress Hill's B-Real On Ice Cube's New West Remarks, "He Don't Owe Nobody Sh*t"

April 20, 2010 5:10 PM

Cypress Hill's B-Real has shared his reaction to Ice Cube's recent blogs and said he felt the rap veteran should not be obligated to help younger generations reach the spotlight.

Continue reading Cypress Hill's B-Real On Ice Cube's New West Remarks, "He Don't Owe Nobody Sh*t".

Nas On Drake's Delayed "Thank Me Later" Debut, "He Waited, Got Into A Zone & I Think That Was Smart" [Video]

April 20, 2010 4:40 PM

Rap veteran Nas recently talked about Drake's Thank Me Later album release being pushed back to June and said the newcomer's patience could be his biggest virtue.

Continue reading Nas On Drake's Delayed "Thank Me Later" Debut, "He Waited, Got Into A Zone & I Think That Was Smart" [Video].

Lloyd Banks Confirms 50 Cent's Massive Weight Loss, "All He Ate Was Icees Since February" [Video]

April 20, 2010 4:00 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks recently confirmed that 50 Cent has lost nearly 50 pounds since beginning a strict diet last February.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Confirms 50 Cent's Massive Weight Loss, "All He Ate Was Icees Since February" [Video].

Rick Ross Phones To Operator: "Is This Officer Ricky Or Teflon Don?"

April 20, 2010 2:35 PM

For Caption Diss, the good ol' folks at SOHH are up and at 'em to give y'all, the doggies, a chance to crack open the final word(s). The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets to rock that SOHH Cap Diss crown for a week. Now who might be calling today?

Continue reading Rick Ross Phones To Operator: "Is This Officer Ricky Or Teflon Don?".

Devin the Dude Rolls Up Marijuana Legalization Bill

April 20, 2010 2:00 PM

Mary Jane supporter Devin the Dude chopped it up with SOHH to talk about why he thinks United States President Barack Obama and company should legalize marijuana.

Continue reading Devin the Dude Rolls Up Marijuana Legalization Bill.

Fat Joe Says Don't Believe The Rap Hype, "I'd Be Lying To You If I [Say] Every Lyric I Ever Said Was The Truth"

April 20, 2010 1:45 PM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has inked a blog posting speaking on the thin lines between reality and fiction rap.

Continue reading Fat Joe Says Don't Believe The Rap Hype, "I'd Be Lying To You If I [Say] Every Lyric I Ever Said Was The Truth".

Rick Ross Keeps Lips Sealed W/ "Teflon Don" Album, "We Got A Lot Of Surprises" [Video]

April 20, 2010 12:45 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross confirmed that Jay-Z will be featured on his upcoming Teflon Don solo album but did not reveal any other names.

Continue reading Rick Ross Keeps Lips Sealed W/ "Teflon Don" Album, "We Got A Lot Of Surprises" [Video].

Kid Cudi Changes Sophomore Album Title To "Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager"

April 20, 2010 11:25 AM

Rapper/Actor Kid Cudi has announced that his sophomore album will now be called Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager .

Continue reading Kid Cudi Changes Sophomore Album Title To "Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager".

Diddy, Just Blaze, Q-Tip & More React To Guru's Death, "He Had Time To Write This Statement While In A Coma?"

April 20, 2010 10:50 AM

Diddy, Just Blaze, Q-Tip, Questlove and more have shared their reactions to the passing of rap veteran Guru.

Continue reading Diddy, Just Blaze, Q-Tip & More React To Guru's Death, "He Had Time To Write This Statement While In A Coma?".

Drake Opens Up About Filming In Jamaica, "They Had 'Young Money' Sprayed On The Gates"

April 20, 2010 10:25 AM

Young Money's Drake recently opened up about filming his "Find Your Love" music video in Jamaica this month.

Continue reading Drake Opens Up About Filming In Jamaica, "They Had 'Young Money' Sprayed On The Gates".

B.o.B. Admits Leaking Eminem Collabo, "I Want This One To Come From Me" [Audio]

April 20, 2010 10:15 AM

Grand Hustle's B.o.B. has admitted to leaking his Eminem collaboration, "Airplanes (Part II)," as a result of other records from his debut album illegally appearing on the Internet.

Continue reading B.o.B. Admits Leaking Eminem Collabo, "I Want This One To Come From Me" [Audio].

BREAKING: Gang Starr's Guru Passes Away After Battle With Cancer

April 20, 2010 7:48 AM

Gang Starr's Guru has passed away at the age of 43 after being hospitalized for nearly two months and a fight with cancer.

Continue reading BREAKING: Gang Starr's Guru Passes Away After Battle With Cancer.

Wax My Whip - 2010-04-20 - Young Jeezy

April 20, 2010 12:00 AM

Young Jeezy leaning on a Chevy Camaro.

Cam'ron & Jim Jones Speak To One Another, "We're Working Out The Mechanics Of This"

April 19, 2010 11:43 PM

Cam'ron and Jim Jones have once again reconnected after nearly three years of being distanced from one another and have hinted at working together on future projects.

Continue reading Cam'ron & Jim Jones Speak To One Another, "We're Working Out The Mechanics Of This".

Rick Ross On Diddy Management Reports, "We Got A Lot Of Plans Laid Out For This Year" [Video]

April 19, 2010 10:12 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross has addressed reports of being managed by Bad Boy Entertainment CEO Diddy.

Continue reading Rick Ross On Diddy Management Reports, "We Got A Lot Of Plans Laid Out For This Year" [Video].

Fat Joe Opens Up About E1 Music Venture, "I Put My Own Money Up For My Projects" [Video]

April 19, 2010 9:45 PM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe recently detailed the nitty gritty aspects of his recording contract with E1 Music and explained why he finances his own solo projects.

Continue reading Fat Joe Opens Up About E1 Music Venture, "I Put My Own Money Up For My Projects" [Video].

Kelis Demands Immediate Divorce From Nas, "There Is No Possibility Of Reconciliation"

April 19, 2010 9:26 PM

R&B singer Kelis has filed court papers requesting to be immediately divorced from estranged husband/rapper Nas.

Continue reading Kelis Demands Immediate Divorce From Nas, "There Is No Possibility Of Reconciliation".

Nicki Minaj To Female Critics, "I'm Showing You B*tches How To Do it"

April 19, 2010 5:45 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has delivered a personal message to her female critics and said they should be inspired by her accomplishments.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj To Female Critics, "I'm Showing You B*tches How To Do it".

Chris Brown, Juelz Santana, T-Pain & More Headline Haiti Benefit Concert

April 19, 2010 5:25 PM

R&B singer Chris Brown has put together a Haiti benefit concert next month that will feature performances by Juelz Santana, T-Pain, Keri Hilson and more.

Continue reading Chris Brown, Juelz Santana, T-Pain & More Headline Haiti Benefit Concert.

Drake Confirms Jay-Z, Lil Wayne & Kanye West Made "Thank Me Later" [Video]

April 19, 2010 5:00 PM

Young Money's Drake recently talked about his upcoming Thank Me Later album and confirmed guest appearances by Jay-Z, Lil Wayne and Kanye West will be featured on the debut.

Continue reading Drake Confirms Jay-Z, Lil Wayne & Kanye West Made "Thank Me Later" [Video].

Stat Quo Willing To Go Commercial, "I Could Be Doin' [Them] For Burger King & McDonald's"

April 19, 2010 2:55 PM

Former Aftermath artist Stat Quo has talked about recently appearing in Dr. Dre's HP Beats commercial and how he could see himself moving into television advertising.

Continue reading Stat Quo Willing To Go Commercial, "I Could Be Doin' [Them] For Burger King & McDonald's".

Big Sean On Kanye West's Rap Mentoring, "Without Him I Wouldn't Be Sh*t"

April 19, 2010 2:40 PM

G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean recently talked about having Kanye West as a mentor and said the rap star is fully responsible for his career in hip-hop.

Continue reading Big Sean On Kanye West's Rap Mentoring, "Without Him I Wouldn't Be Sh*t".

Former XXL Editor-In-Chief On Shyne's Rap Return, "[I] Hate That Po's Reigniting An Old Tired Beef W/ 50 Cent"

April 19, 2010 1:00 PM

Former XXL Magazine Editor-In-Chief Elliott Wilson has shared his reaction to Shyne's return to rap and gave his thoughts on the emcee's recent 50 Cent diss.

Continue reading Former XXL Editor-In-Chief On Shyne's Rap Return, "[I] Hate That Po's Reigniting An Old Tired Beef W/ 50 Cent".

Swizz Beatz To Launch High-End Leather Jacket Line

April 19, 2010 12:24 PM

Ruff Ryders' producer Swizz Beatz is reportedly branching out to start his own line of high-end jackets.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz To Launch High-End Leather Jacket Line.

Nicki Minaj Compares Male/Female Rappers' Limits, "I Can Be More Creative & Show My Boobs"

April 19, 2010 11:45 AM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj recently talked about the differences between male and female hip-hop artists and why, in some ways, women have more freedom as emcees.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Compares Male/Female Rappers' Limits, "I Can Be More Creative & Show My Boobs".

UPDATE: Alchemist Denies Beefing W/ Game, "He Was On My First Album Dummies"

April 19, 2010 11:00 AM

Producer The Alchemist has denied reports that he is beefing with Game after the West Coast emcee threatened him over the weekend.

Continue reading UPDATE: Alchemist Denies Beefing W/ Game, "He Was On My First Album Dummies".

Nelly Confronts Kat Stacks, "It's To Your Best Interest To Quit W/ The Lies" [Audio]

April 19, 2010 10:30 AM

St. Lunatics leader Nelly confronted alleged groupie Kat Stacks over the weekend and asked her why she has continued to lie about their relationship.

Continue reading Nelly Confronts Kat Stacks, "It's To Your Best Interest To Quit W/ The Lies" [Audio].

Foxy Brown Reflects On Prison Two Years After Release, "Your Letters Kept My Spirit Alive"

April 19, 2010 10:15 AM

New York rapper Foxy Brown celebrated the two-year anniversary of her prison release by acknowledging the fans that wrote her letters.

Continue reading Foxy Brown Reflects On Prison Two Years After Release, "Your Letters Kept My Spirit Alive".

Lloyd Banks Wants Interscope Records' Apology, "They Calling Right Now"

April 18, 2010 10:12 AM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks claims Interscope Records is reaching out to 50 Cent in hopes of getting the rapper back on their artist roster.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Wants Interscope Records' Apology, "They Calling Right Now".

Ginuwine Opens Up About Timbaland Issues, "You Deserve To Be Called Out" [Audio]

April 18, 2010 9:58 AM

R&B singer Ginuwine has shared more details on his recent issues with Timbaland and why he has decided to publicly reveal their dispute.

Continue reading Ginuwine Opens Up About Timbaland Issues, "You Deserve To Be Called Out" [Audio].

Game Threatens Alchemist Over "400 Bars" Remarks, "Don't Get Ya Teeth Knocked Out!!!"

April 18, 2010 9:26 AM

West Coast rapper Game has threatened producer Alchemist over downplaying his new 20-minute freestyle, "400 Bars."

Continue reading Game Threatens Alchemist Over "400 Bars" Remarks, "Don't Get Ya Teeth Knocked Out!!!".

Soulja Boy Tell Em On "Teenage Millionaire" Release, "People Don't Know The Whole Story" [Video]

April 18, 2010 9:14 AM

Southern rap star Soulja Boy Tell Em has opened up about his upcoming book, Teenage Millionaire, and what fans can expect from it.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Tell Em On "Teenage Millionaire" Release, "People Don't Know The Whole Story" [Video].

Coolio's Baby Mother Tells Rapper To Pay Up, Demands $300/Month In Child Support

April 18, 2010 8:35 AM

Rap veteran Coolio's baby mother has reportedly demanded the emcee pay $300 a month for their one year-old son.

Continue reading Coolio's Baby Mother Tells Rapper To Pay Up, Demands $300/Month In Child Support.

Jadakiss' "Champ Is Here Pt. 3" Features Surprise Guest Appearances, Says DJ Green Lantern

April 17, 2010 5:44 PM

New York rapper Jadakiss' upcoming The Champ Is Here Part 3 mixape will feature some surprise guest appearances according to the project's host, DJ Green Lantern.

Continue reading Jadakiss' "Champ Is Here Pt. 3" Features Surprise Guest Appearances, Says DJ Green Lantern.

Scott Storch Produced Dr. Dre & Jay-Z's "Under Pressure"

April 17, 2010 1:38 PM

Hitmaker Scott Storch is reportedly responsible for the upcoming Dr. Dre and Jay-Z collaboration, "Under Pressure."

Continue reading Scott Storch Produced Dr. Dre & Jay-Z's "Under Pressure".

Fabolous On The Ins & Outs Of Twitter, "You Don't Want To Seem Phony"

April 17, 2010 9:25 AM

New York rapper Fabolous recently talked about having a prominent presence on Twitter and how he aims to influence his followers.

Continue reading Fabolous On The Ins & Outs Of Twitter, "You Don't Want To Seem Phony".

B.o.B. Says T.I. Kicked Game To Him, "He Told Me About Finding My Pace"

April 17, 2010 9:10 AM

Grand Hustle's B.o.B. recently talked about gaining career insight from his label boss, T.I.

Continue reading B.o.B. Says T.I. Kicked Game To Him, "He Told Me About Finding My Pace".

Lloyd Banks Responds To Shyne's 50 Cent Diss, "I'll Be The First To Tell You, He's Wack"

April 16, 2010 9:58 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has responded to Shyne's recent "F*ck 50 Cents" freestyle diss and had some choice words for the newly signed Def Jam artist.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Responds To Shyne's 50 Cent Diss, "I'll Be The First To Tell You, He's Wack".

The Notorious B.I.G.'s Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against LAPD Dismissed

April 16, 2010 5:45 PM

A lawsuit filed against the city of Los Angeles, California and the Los Angeles Police Department for Christopher "Notorious B.I.G." Wallace's 1997 death was recently dismissed.

Continue reading The Notorious B.I.G.'s Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against LAPD Dismissed.

Eric B Blasts Nicki Minaj Over Concert Meet & Greet, Says He Was Disrespected

April 16, 2010 5:20 PM

Hip-Hop pioneer Eric B. has revealed that recent encounter he had with Young Money's Nicki Minaj left him upset and feeling disrespected.

Continue reading Eric B Blasts Nicki Minaj Over Concert Meet & Greet, Says He Was Disrespected.

UPDATE: Rick Ross On DJ Vlad's $300K Win, "I Consider My Defense A Success"

April 16, 2010 5:00 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross has confirmed reports that he has to pay out $300,000 to DJ Vlad.

Continue reading UPDATE: Rick Ross On DJ Vlad's $300K Win, "I Consider My Defense A Success".

T.I. Compares New Album To Tupac Shakur's "All Eyez On Me"

April 16, 2010 4:50 PM

Southern rapper T.I. has compared his upcoming King Uncaged to the late Tupac Shakur's multi-platinum album, All Eyez On Me.

Continue reading T.I. Compares New Album To Tupac Shakur's "All Eyez On Me".

Jay Rock Offended By Game's "400 Bars", "I'm Not Scared To Go Against Nobody"

April 16, 2010 3:40 PM

West Coast rapper Jay Rock has shared his reaction to Game's "400 Bars" song and said he felt he may have been subliminally dissed on the 20-minute track.

Continue reading Jay Rock Offended By Game's "400 Bars", "I'm Not Scared To Go Against Nobody".

Ke$ha On Nicki Minaj Dropping Out Of Rihanna Tour, "That's A Bummer"

April 16, 2010 3:10 PM

Pop singer Ke$ha has shared her reaction to learning that Nicki Minaj dropped out from her Last Girl on Earth tour with Rihanna.

Continue reading Ke$ha On Nicki Minaj Dropping Out Of Rihanna Tour, "That's A Bummer".

50 Cent Confirms Tattoo Removals, "It Cuts Down On The Amount Of [Makeup] Time"

April 16, 2010 2:00 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has confirmed recent reports that he is removing some of his tattoos to help with his movie career.

Continue reading 50 Cent Confirms Tattoo Removals, "It Cuts Down On The Amount Of [Makeup] Time".

Kat Stacks Blasts Rosa Acosta, "You F*cked The Same Rappers I F*cked For Free!" [Video]

April 16, 2010 1:50 PM

Alleged Young Money groupie Kat Stacks has fired back at model Rosa Acosta and revealed her personal contact information.

Continue reading Kat Stacks Blasts Rosa Acosta, "You F*cked The Same Rappers I F*cked For Free!" [Video].

Game & Shyne Challenge 50 Cent, Drake Gets Tricked By Olivia, Nas Hands Over His Paper

April 16, 2010 12:30 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, we push sh*t back seven days and find out Shyne and Game take shots at 5-0 Cent, see Olivia tricking Drake into denying a hotter record than his "Over" sh*t, see who Nas is tossing that paper at and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Game & Shyne Challenge 50 Cent, Drake Gets Tricked By Olivia, Nas Hands Over His Paper.

Rick Ross Loses Court Battle, Must Pay DJ Vlad $300K Over Assault

April 16, 2010 12:00 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross must pay DJ Vlad $300,000 over an assault that took place at the Texas Ozone Awards in 2008.

Continue reading Rick Ross Loses Court Battle, Must Pay DJ Vlad $300K Over Assault.

Glasses Malone On Suge Knight's "Bad Guy" Image, "This Dude Is A Regular Dude"

April 16, 2010 11:30 AM

With former Death Row Records owner Suge Knight's legal troubles constantly making headlines, SOHH spoke with fellow West Coast rapper Glasses Malone to get the scoop on the rap mogul's "bad guy" image.

Continue reading Glasses Malone On Suge Knight's "Bad Guy" Image, "This Dude Is A Regular Dude".

Rakim On Jay-Z's Fame & Fortune, "That's The Measuring Stick Right Now" [Video]

April 16, 2010 10:50 AM

Hip-Hop pioneer Rakim recently talked about witnessing Jay-Z achieve success in the rap game and explained why artists should be inspired by his accomplishments.

Continue reading Rakim On Jay-Z's Fame & Fortune, "That's The Measuring Stick Right Now" [Video].

DJ Drama Says Lil Wayne Will Be Featured On T.I.'s "F*ck A Mixtape"

April 16, 2010 10:35 AM

DJ Drama has confirmed reports that he is working on T.I.'s F*ck A Mixtape project and said fans could expect guest appearance by Lil Wayne.

Continue reading DJ Drama Says Lil Wayne Will Be Featured On T.I.'s "F*ck A Mixtape".

Eminem's "Recovery" Co-Producer Says Rapper "Was Open To Ideas"

April 16, 2010 10:15 AM

Producer Jim Jonsin has unveiled more details about Eminem's forthcoming Recovery album.

Continue reading Eminem's "Recovery" Co-Producer Says Rapper "Was Open To Ideas".

Diddy Managing Nicki Minaj & Rick Ross, Inside Source Says

April 15, 2010 11:01 PM

An inside source has revealed rap mogul Diddy is managing both Nicki Minaj and Rick Ross with their music careers.

Continue reading Diddy Managing Nicki Minaj & Rick Ross, Inside Source Says.

Jay-Z Sues Boston Red Sox David Ortiz Over 40/40 Club Name Dispute

April 15, 2010 6:21 PM

Rap mogul Jay-Z has reportedly sued Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz for naming a nightclub in the Dominican Republic after his popular 40/40 Club venues.

Continue reading Jay-Z Sues Boston Red Sox David Ortiz Over 40/40 Club Name Dispute.

UPDATE: Game Releases "400 Bars", "F*ck 50, I Wouldn't Snitch For Half His Cash" [Audio]

April 15, 2010 5:45 PM

Black Wall Street leader Game has finally released his highly-anticipated "400 Bars" record, which is 20 minutes of freestyling over Jay Electronica's "Exhibit C" instrumental.

Continue reading UPDATE: Game Releases "400 Bars", "F*ck 50, I Wouldn't Snitch For Half His Cash" [Audio].

T.I. Plans "King Uncaged" For Summer Release

April 15, 2010 5:05 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has announced that the title of his upcoming album will be King Uncaged.

Continue reading T.I. Plans "King Uncaged" For Summer Release.

Lloyd Banks Explains Past Absence From Rap, "My Pops Had Just Passed & My Moms [Had] Heart Attacks" [Video]

April 15, 2010 5:00 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks recently opened up about the family problems he was growing through around the time of his 2006 sophomore album release, Rotten Apple.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Explains Past Absence From Rap, "My Pops Had Just Passed & My Moms [Had] Heart Attacks" [Video].

Drake Producer On Charles Hamilton's Comeback, "People Will Be Really Surprised"

April 15, 2010 3:55 PM

Drake's "Shut It Down" producer Omen has discussed Charles Hamilton's return to rap and said his new album will surprise a lot of fans.

Continue reading Drake Producer On Charles Hamilton's Comeback, "People Will Be Really Surprised".

Jim Jones On Sharing Magazine Cover W/ Cam'ron, "I Think My Side Was The Good Side, Killa" [Video]

April 15, 2010 3:40 PM

Dipset's Jim Jones recently spoke on sharing the Straight Stuntin' Magazine cover with estranged associate Cam'ron.

Continue reading Jim Jones On Sharing Magazine Cover W/ Cam'ron, "I Think My Side Was The Good Side, Killa" [Video].

Nas Gets Civil Contempt Charge Dropped, "All I Want To Do Is Make Music & Raise My Kids"

April 15, 2010 12:50 PM

Rapper Nas had a civil contempt charge against him dropped after making a big payment to estranged wife Kelis.

Continue reading Nas Gets Civil Contempt Charge Dropped, "All I Want To Do Is Make Music & Raise My Kids".

Drake Takes Blame For "Thank Me Later" Delay, Talks Starring In Movies [Video]

April 15, 2010 12:45 PM

Young Money's Drake has taken the blame for his highly-anticipated debut album, Thank Me Later, being delayed until June.

Continue reading Drake Takes Blame For "Thank Me Later" Delay, Talks Starring In Movies [Video].

Shyne Name Drops 50 Cent On New Freestyle, "I Need A Couple Million, F*ck 50 Cents" [Audio]

April 15, 2010 11:30 AM

Rapper Shyne has released a new freestyle to Alicia Keys' "Un-Thinkable" track in which he takes a shot at former rap rival 50 Cent.

Continue reading Shyne Name Drops 50 Cent On New Freestyle, "I Need A Couple Million, F*ck 50 Cents" [Audio].

The-Dream Is All For Christina Millian Going Nude, "It's All Artistic Expression"

April 15, 2010 11:15 AM

R&B singer The-Dream has said he would not mind if his wife/singer, Christina Millian, wanted to perform a nude artistic video like Erykah Badu's controversial "Window Seat."

Continue reading The-Dream Is All For Christina Millian Going Nude, "It's All Artistic Expression".

Game Placing Final Touches On "400 Bars", "Just Pulled A 24 Hour Session"

April 15, 2010 10:25 AM

Black Wall Street leader Game announced that his highly-anticipated "400 Bars" record is nearly complete.

Continue reading Game Placing Final Touches On "400 Bars", "Just Pulled A 24 Hour Session".

T.I. & DJ Drama Unite For Post-Prison Mixtape

April 15, 2010 10:15 AM

Grand Hustle leader T.I. will unite with DJ Drama for his first post-prison underground project, F*ck A Mixtape.

Continue reading T.I. & DJ Drama Unite For Post-Prison Mixtape.

Fat Joe On Ricky Martin Coming Out Of The Closet, "Everybody Should Be Allowed To Live Happy"

April 14, 2010 5:50 PM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has shared his reaction to fellow Latin artist Ricky Martin announcing his homosexuality.

Continue reading Fat Joe On Ricky Martin Coming Out Of The Closet, "Everybody Should Be Allowed To Live Happy".

Young Money's Gudda Gudda On Jae Millz's XXL Remarks, "He's Just An Outspoken Person" [Video]

April 14, 2010 5:30 PM

Young Money's Gudda Gudda has revealed his reaction to hearing Jae Millz's stir up some controversy bycalling out the 2010 XXL Magazine Freshmen last month.

Continue reading Young Money's Gudda Gudda On Jae Millz's XXL Remarks, "He's Just An Outspoken Person" [Video].

UPDATE: Eminem Goes Into "Recovery", "I Wanted To Make A Completely New Album"

April 14, 2010 5:20 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has confirmed reports that he scraped his Relapse 2 album and announced a new project called Recovery.

Continue reading UPDATE: Eminem Goes Into "Recovery", "I Wanted To Make A Completely New Album".

Diddy On His "Inside The Actors Studio" Appearance, "I Was Kind Of Nervous"

April 14, 2010 5:15 PM

Rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs revealed that he taped an upcoming appearance on "Inside the Actors Studio" with host James Lipton.

Continue reading Diddy On His "Inside The Actors Studio" Appearance, "I Was Kind Of Nervous".

Nas Co-Signs J. Cole & Drake, "[They're] The Next Ones Up, We Just Have To See What They Do" [Video]

April 14, 2010 5:00 PM

Rap veteran Nas has given props to rap newcomers Drake and J. Cole.

Continue reading Nas Co-Signs J. Cole & Drake, "[They're] The Next Ones Up, We Just Have To See What They Do" [Video].

Soulja Boy Tell Em On Hiring Unknown Producers, "I Keep My Ear To The Street"

April 14, 2010 4:25 PM

Southern rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em has explained his decision to reach out to relatively unknown producers for his upcoming Dre album.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Tell Em On Hiring Unknown Producers, "I Keep My Ear To The Street".

Devin the Dude On Scarface's Place In Rap, "I Don't Think He's Gonna Quit Anytime Soon"

April 14, 2010 3:45 PM

Southern rapper Devin the Dude recently chopped it up with SOHH and discussed his views on Scarface's 20 year run in hip-hop.

Continue reading Devin the Dude On Scarface's Place In Rap, "I Don't Think He's Gonna Quit Anytime Soon".

Teairra Mari On Working W/ DJ Drama, "He Does The Biggest Mixtapes"

April 14, 2010 2:05 PM

Former Roc-A-Fella Records songstress Teairra Mari recently discussed preparing to work with DJ Drama on a mixtape.

Continue reading Teairra Mari On Working W/ DJ Drama, "He Does The Biggest Mixtapes".

Justin Bieber Fever Knocks Down Usher, Monica Still Standing In Top 10, Wu-Massacre Suffers Big Drop

April 14, 2010 1:40 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Justin Bieber fever returns to top the charts, Usher settles for second best and Monica continues to stand tall in the Top 10.

Continue reading Justin Bieber Fever Knocks Down Usher, Monica Still Standing In Top 10, Wu-Massacre Suffers Big Drop.

Lil Wayne Inks New Blog Posting, Talks NFL & Duke Championship

April 14, 2010 1:05 PM

Lil Wayne has published a new blog from Rikers Island giving fans his opinion on recent happenings in the world of sports.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Inks New Blog Posting, Talks NFL & Duke Championship.

Jim Jones Addresses Twitter Beefs, "I Hope I Don't Ruffle Nobody's Feathers Or Panties" [Video]

April 14, 2010 12:05 PM

Dipset's Jim Jones has addressed his recent controversial Twitter comments towards artists like Fabolous and said he sometimes enjoys playing devil's advocate.

Continue reading Jim Jones Addresses Twitter Beefs, "I Hope I Don't Ruffle Nobody's Feathers Or Panties" [Video].

Swizz Beatz Gets His Grown Man On, "Part Of The Graduation Stage Is Dumbing-Down The Toys A Little Bit"

April 14, 2010 11:35 AM

Producer Swizz Beatz talks about getting his grown man lifestyle on and taking a more mature approach to his music craft in a new Haute Living Magazine feature.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Gets His Grown Man On, "Part Of The Graduation Stage Is Dumbing-Down The Toys A Little Bit".

Olivia & Drake's "Control" Producer Steps Forward, Says Rapper's Feature Was Paid For

April 14, 2010 11:25 AM

The producer behind Olivia's "Control" has stepped forward and addressed the confusion surrounding Drake's guest appearance on the track.

Continue reading Olivia & Drake's "Control" Producer Steps Forward, Says Rapper's Feature Was Paid For.

Drake's Films New Music Video In Jamaica, Recruits Mavado To Make Cameo

April 14, 2010 10:45 AM

New reports suggest that singer Mavado may have a major role in the music video for Drake's upcoming single, "Find Your Love."

Continue reading Drake's Films New Music Video In Jamaica, Recruits Mavado To Make Cameo.

Big Boi Puts On For His City W/ Scott Storch, "We're Bringing It Back To The Essence"

April 14, 2010 10:35 AM

OutKast's Big Boi recently discussed the making of his "Shutterbug" single and how the Scott Storch-produced track was a return to his signature "funk."

Continue reading Big Boi Puts On For His City W/ Scott Storch, "We're Bringing It Back To The Essence".

Eminem Makes Unexpected Announcement, "There Is No Relapse 2"

April 14, 2010 9:46 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has lived up to his promise and announced there will not be a Relapse 2 album.

Continue reading Eminem Makes Unexpected Announcement, "There Is No Relapse 2".

Rick Ross Eyes Hollywood Director For "Super High" Music Video

April 13, 2010 11:24 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross has announced plans to link with Hollywood director F. Gary Gary to step behind the camera lens for his "Super High" music video.

Continue reading Rick Ross Eyes Hollywood Director For "Super High" Music Video .

Soulja Boy Promises Next Level Lyrics On "Dre" LP, "It's An Upgrade"

April 13, 2010 11:05 PM

Teen rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em has promised his upcoming Dre album will feature more advanced lyrics and production than his previous two releases.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Promises Next Level Lyrics On "Dre" LP, "It's An Upgrade".

B.o.B. Opens Up About Eminem Studio Sessions, "Every Artist Has A Way Of Working"

April 13, 2010 5:50 PM

Grand Hustle's B.o.B. has opened up about working with Eminem on a track from his upcoming debut album, Adventures of Bobby Ray.

Continue reading B.o.B. Opens Up About Eminem Studio Sessions, "Every Artist Has A Way Of Working".

Erykah Badu Addresses "Window Seat" Police Fine, "To Tell You The Truth, I Haven't Received A Letter"

April 13, 2010 5:20 PM

Soulful singer Erykah Badu has addressed being fined $500 by Texas police after filming a portion of her "Window Seat" music video without clothes.

Continue reading Erykah Badu Addresses "Window Seat" Police Fine, "To Tell You The Truth, I Haven't Received A Letter".

Akon Talks Lady Gaga Vs. Christina Aguilera, "That's Not Even Any Competition"

April 13, 2010 5:11 PM

Konvict Muzik label head Akon recently compared his artist Lady Gaga and pop star Christina Aguilera saying that the newcomer has paved her own lane.

Continue reading Akon Talks Lady Gaga Vs. Christina Aguilera, "That's Not Even Any Competition".

Olivia Explains Drake "Control" Duet, "In No Way Was I Trying To Deceive Anyone"

April 13, 2010 2:40 PM

R&B singer Olivia hit up SOHH to address the confusion surrounding "Control," her duet record with Drake.

Continue reading Olivia Explains Drake "Control" Duet, "In No Way Was I Trying To Deceive Anyone".

Game On Dr. Dre & Pharrell's "R.E.D." Production, "My Two Favorite Producers Are Helping Me W/ The Direction"

April 13, 2010 2:20 PM

West Coast rapper Game has confirmed recent reports that Pharrell Williams and Dr. Dre executive produced his upcoming R.E.D. Album.

Continue reading Game On Dr. Dre & Pharrell's "R.E.D." Production, "My Two Favorite Producers Are Helping Me W/ The Direction".

Robin Thicke On Nicki Minaj's Rap Run, "She's Gonna Have A Very Long Career"

April 13, 2010 2:15 PM

R&B singer Robin Thicke has shared his views on Nicki Minaj and predicted the Young Money starlet would have an extended run in the music industry.

Continue reading Robin Thicke On Nicki Minaj's Rap Run, "She's Gonna Have A Very Long Career".

UPDATE: Drake Denies Olivia Collaboration, "I Apologize To Any Fan Who Was Duped"

April 13, 2010 1:35 PM

Young Money's Drake has released a statement saying that he did not authorize the use of his vocals on Olivia's recently leaked song, "Control."

Continue reading UPDATE: Drake Denies Olivia Collaboration, "I Apologize To Any Fan Who Was Duped" .

Kelis To Her Baby Daddy: "Hey Nas...F*ck You, PAY ME!!!"

April 13, 2010 12:45 PM

For Caption Diss, the good ol' folks at SOHH are up and at 'em to give y'all, the doggies, a chance to crack open the final word(s). The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets to rock that SOHH Cap Diss crown for a week. Now show me the f*cking money!

Continue reading Kelis To Her Baby Daddy: "Hey Nas...F*ck You, PAY ME!!!".

Rick Ross Recruits T.I., Kanye West, Jay-Z & More For "Teflon Don"

April 13, 2010 12:30 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross will reportedly collaborate with T.I., Kanye West, Jay-Z and more on his forthcoming Teflon Don album.

Continue reading Rick Ross Recruits T.I., Kanye West, Jay-Z & More For "Teflon Don".

Ginuwine Breaks Silence On Falling Out W/ Timbaland, "I Begged & Pleaded With Him"

April 13, 2010 11:10 AM

R&B singer Ginuwine has broken his silence on falling out with producer Timbaland and said his former associate gave him the cold shoulder on various occasions.

Continue reading Ginuwine Breaks Silence On Falling Out W/ Timbaland, "I Begged & Pleaded With Him".

Lil Wayne's Ex-Wife Defends Keeping "Carter" Last Name, "It's Not Because I'm All Attached To Wayne"

April 13, 2010 10:30 AM

Lil Wayne's ex-wife Antonia "Toya" Carter has defended her decision to keep the rapper's last name and said it does not mean she is still in love with him.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's Ex-Wife Defends Keeping "Carter" Last Name, "It's Not Because I'm All Attached To Wayne".

Young Jeezy Reportedly Denies Name Change

April 13, 2010 10:30 AM

Southern rapper Young Jeezy has denied shortening his rap alias to just "Jeezy" after reports about the name change surfaced last month.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Reportedly Denies Name Change.

Tiny Breaks Down T.I. Relationship, "He Is Very Overprotective But Also Very Loving"

April 13, 2010 10:15 AM

T.I.'s fiance Tiny recently discussed her relationship with the self-proclaimed "King of the South" and talked about having her soon-to-be husband around full-time.

Continue reading Tiny Breaks Down T.I. Relationship, "He Is Very Overprotective But Also Very Loving".

Drake Reveals Biggest Rap Co-Signs, "Rick Ross, Jeezy, The Hardest Dudes [Call Me]"

April 12, 2010 11:02 PM

Young Money's Drake opened up about his co-signs from fellow artists like Rick Ross, Jeezy, B.G. and more.

Continue reading Drake Reveals Biggest Rap Co-Signs, "Rick Ross, Jeezy, The Hardest Dudes [Call Me]".

Nas Loses Court Battle W/ Kelis, Must Pay $299K To Estranged Wife

April 12, 2010 10:02 PM

New York rapper Nas has reportedly been ordered to pay his estranged wife/singer Kelis more than $299,000 for spousal and child support.

Continue reading Nas Loses Court Battle W/ Kelis, Must Pay $299K To Estranged Wife.

Shyne Officially Makes Rap Comeback, Releases "Messiah" [Audio]

April 12, 2010 8:58 PM

Former Bad Boy artist Shyne has officially made his return to hip-hop with the release of his new song, "Messiah."

Continue reading Shyne Officially Makes Rap Comeback, Releases "Messiah" [Audio].

Trey Songz Shakes Off R&B Stereotype, "People Realize I Can't Be Put Into A Box Musically"

April 12, 2010 7:30 PM

Singer Trey Songz recently revealed an interest in studying various genres of music outside of R&B.

Continue reading Trey Songz Shakes Off R&B Stereotype, "People Realize I Can't Be Put Into A Box Musically".

Rick Ross' "Teflon Don" Loaded For Summer 2010 Release

April 12, 2010 5:15 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross' upcoming solo album, Teflon Don, will reportedly be released this summer.

Continue reading Rick Ross' "Teflon Don" Loaded For Summer 2010 Release.

Ice Cube Talks "I Am The West" Content, Reveals New Song Titles

April 12, 2010 4:55 PM

West Coast rap veteran Ice Cube recently broke down his upcoming I Am The West album and revealed two new tracks from the project.

Continue reading Ice Cube Talks "I Am The West" Content, Reveals New Song Titles.

Nicki Minaj's Debut Solo Album To Drop Fall 2010, "I Want To Start A New Lane"

April 12, 2010 2:30 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj will reportedly drop her long-awaited debut solo album this fall.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj's Debut Solo Album To Drop Fall 2010, "I Want To Start A New Lane".

Drake To Avoid More Knee Injuries On Stage, "My Brand Of Music Doesn't Really Call For Running Back & Forth"

April 12, 2010 1:20 PM

Young Money's Drake recently discussed the precautions he is taking to avoid another on-stage knee injury while touring this spring.

Continue reading Drake To Avoid More Knee Injuries On Stage, "My Brand Of Music Doesn't Really Call For Running Back & Forth".

Glasses Malone On Dr. Dre's "Detox", "That Sh*t's Real Man"

April 12, 2010 1:06 PM

West Coast rapper Glasses Malone has shared his insight on Dr. Dre's upcoming Detox album and explained why fans should respect the Doc.

Continue reading Glasses Malone On Dr. Dre's "Detox", "That Sh*t's Real Man".

Asher Roth Plans Extended Stay In Rap, "I'mma Stick Around For A Decade & Be A Voice For The Next 10 Years"

April 12, 2010 12:00 PM

Rapper Asher Roth has made a promise to stay in the rap game and continue to build a following of fans through 2020.

Continue reading Asher Roth Plans Extended Stay In Rap, "I'mma Stick Around For A Decade & Be A Voice For The Next 10 Years".

Scarface's "Dopeman Music" Mixtape Cover, Tracklist Revealed

April 12, 2010 11:29 AM

Hip-Hop pioneer Scarface's upcoming Dopeman Music mixtape cover and tracklisting have been revealed online.

Continue reading Scarface's "Dopeman Music" Mixtape Cover, Tracklist Revealed.

Olivia Says Drake "Control" Duet Was Leaked, "It's The Internet Age We Live In, It's A Gift & A Curse" [Audio]

April 12, 2010 10:41 AM

Former G-Unit singer Olivia has addressed the recent leak of her Drake collaboration,"Control."

Continue reading Olivia Says Drake "Control" Duet Was Leaked, "It's The Internet Age We Live In, It's A Gift & A Curse" [Audio].

Jae Millz Reveals Near-Death Experience, "I Had A F*cking Seizure In My Sleep" [Video]

April 12, 2010 10:20 AM

Young Money's Jae Millz has revealed a recent near-death experience which left him in the hospital and changed his perspective on life.

Continue reading Jae Millz Reveals Near-Death Experience, "I Had A F*cking Seizure In My Sleep" [Video].

Raekwon Talks "Wu-Massacre" LP, Explains Alicia Keys' Contribution

April 12, 2010 9:55 AM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon recently discussed his Wu-Massacre album compilation coming together and said Alicia Keys showed her support for the project by remixing the "Our Dreams" lead single.

Continue reading Raekwon Talks "Wu-Massacre" LP, Explains Alicia Keys' Contribution.

Drake's Highly Anticpated "Over" Music Video Debuts Online

April 12, 2010 9:55 AM

Young Money's Drake has debuted the music video for his song"Over" which is featured on the upcoming Thank Me Later album.

Continue reading Drake's Highly Anticpated "Over" Music Video Debuts Online.

D12's Bizarre Remembers Proof, "He Left Behind Some Very Big Shoes To Fill"

April 11, 2010 10:17 PM

D12's Bizarre has shared his thoughts on late rapper Proof's legacy in hip-hop as today marks the four-year anniversary of his passing.

Continue reading D12's Bizarre Remembers Proof, "He Left Behind Some Very Big Shoes To Fill".

DJ Premier Confirms Fat Joe's "Dark Side" Production, "I'm On His New Album" [Video]

April 11, 2010 11:37 AM

Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Premier has confirmed his involvement on Fat Joe's upcoming Dark Side album.

Continue reading DJ Premier Confirms Fat Joe's "Dark Side" Production, "I'm On His New Album" [Video].

Jay-Z Credits DMX For Inspiring His Touring Perfection, "X Tore Me To Pieces, I Remember Being Stunned"

April 11, 2010 11:13 AM

Rap mogul Jay-Z recently talked about his persistence toward perfecting touring skills and how former Def Jam labelmate DMX helped him bring out his A-game.

Continue reading Jay-Z Credits DMX For Inspiring His Touring Perfection, "X Tore Me To Pieces, I Remember Being Stunned".

State Property's Peedi Crakk Released From Prison

April 11, 2010 10:52 AM

State Property's Peedi Crakk was reportedly released from prison earlier this month and has begun work on new music.

Continue reading State Property's Peedi Crakk Released From Prison.

Nicki Minaj Terminates Management, "I Wish Her No Harm, Only Much Success"

April 10, 2010 7:00 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj reportedly fired her manager by sending a cease and desist letter.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Terminates Management, "I Wish Her No Harm, Only Much Success".

Game Paints "R.E.D." Summer, New Album Delayed To June

April 10, 2010 12:37 PM

West Coast rapper Game's R.E.D. Album is reportedly scheduled to drop this summer.

Continue reading Game Paints "R.E.D." Summer, New Album Delayed To June.

Jeezy Talks T.I. & Running Rap, "We Was Like Big & Jay, Pac & Snoop"

April 10, 2010 12:08 PM

Southern rapper Jeezy recently talked about his relationship with fellow Atlanta superstar T.I. and compared their chemistry to past rap duos like Biggie Smalls and Jay-Z.

Continue reading Jeezy Talks T.I. & Running Rap, "We Was Like Big & Jay, Pac & Snoop".

DJ Premier Calls Kanye West's New Album "Hard Beats & Rhyme"

April 10, 2010 11:36 AM

Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Premier recently weighed in on Kanye West's upcoming Good A** Job album and called the rapper's solo project "hard beats and rhyme."

Continue reading DJ Premier Calls Kanye West's New Album "Hard Beats & Rhyme".

Kat Stacks Justifies Blasting Young Money, "I'm The Only One Brave Enough to Speak Out On Those Motherf*ckers"

April 10, 2010 9:59 AM

Self-proclaimed former Young Money groupie Kat Stacks has justified her recent rants against the Lil Wayne-led crew of artists and said she is not the only woman they have treated badly.

Continue reading Kat Stacks Justifies Blasting Young Money, "I'm The Only One Brave Enough to Speak Out On Those Motherf*ckers".

Lil Wayne's Suicide Prevention Watch Confirmed, "He Works The Midnight Shift In His Unit"

April 10, 2010 9:53 AM

Rikers Island inside sources have disputed recent Lil Wayne confusion regarding the rapper's job duties as he serves out a one-year jail sentence.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's Suicide Prevention Watch Confirmed, "He Works The Midnight Shift In His Unit".

Tupac Shakur Resurrects For FUSE Takeover [Video]

April 10, 2010 9:40 AM

The legacy of late rapper Tupac Shakur will be resurrected next week with the "Tupac Takeover" set to air all-day on Monday (April 12) on FUSE.

Continue reading Tupac Shakur Resurrects For FUSE Takeover [Video].

Shyne Releasing "Messiah" Record Next Week, "Snitches Take A Nap W/ The Fishes & The Rats"

April 10, 2010 9:12 AM

Deported rapper Shyne will reportedly release a new song called "Messiah" as early as next Monday (April 12).

Continue reading Shyne Releasing "Messiah" Record Next Week, "Snitches Take A Nap W/ The Fishes & The Rats".

Nicki Minaj On Repping NYC, "People Haven't Gotten That I'm Southside Jamaica, Queens"

April 9, 2010 5:50 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj said her fans often forget that she is from New York City because she switches up her accent so much.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj On Repping NYC, "People Haven't Gotten That I'm Southside Jamaica, Queens".

Ice Cube Addresses Questionable "Kool-Aid" Song, "No Disses, Just Style & Grace"

April 9, 2010 5:10 PM

West Coast rap veteran Ice Cube has denied that his "Don't Drink The Kool-Aid" song was a subliminal diss directed at  Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Eminem and more.

Continue reading Ice Cube Addresses Questionable "Kool-Aid" Song, "No Disses, Just Style & Grace".

Drake On Touring Without Young Money, "I Didn't Want To Stick Anybody In My Opening Slot"

April 9, 2010 5:00 PM

Rap sensation Drake recently discussed his current Home Away From Home tour and explained why he did not recruit Young Money artists to tag along for the nationwide run.

Continue reading Drake On Touring Without Young Money, "I Didn't Want To Stick Anybody In My Opening Slot".

Big Boi Preps Def Jam Debut Album For Summer Release

April 9, 2010 4:55 PM

OutKast's Big Boi has announced the release date for his upcoming Def Jam solo album, Sir Luscious Left Foot.

Continue reading Big Boi Preps Def Jam Debut Album For Summer Release.

Khia Explains Rift W/ Nicki Minaj, "She's In The Studio W/ Men Writing Her Sh*t"

April 9, 2010 3:45 PM

Southern rapper Khia has opened up about her issues with Young Money's Nicki Minaj and accused the rap newcomer of having a ghostwriter.

Continue reading Khia Explains Rift W/ Nicki Minaj, "She's In The Studio W/ Men Writing Her Sh*t".

Rhymefest Hopes To Build Up His Fan Following Again

April 9, 2010 3:40 PM

This week, Grammy-winning rapper Rhymefest sat down with SOHH to talk about everything, from what happened to the Chi-Town movement to his thoughts on Little Brother putting out their final album together. In this final installment, Fest says he is out to regain his fans.

Continue reading Rhymefest Hopes To Build Up His Fan Following Again.

50 Cent Associate To Pay Woman $30K Over Assault At Rapper's Mansion

April 9, 2010 2:00 PM

50 Cent associate, Dwayne McKenzie, has reportedly has to pay a female victim $30,000 for assaulting her at the rapper's Connecticut mansion in 2008.

Continue reading 50 Cent Associate To Pay Woman $30K Over Assault At Rapper's Mansion.

Devin the Dude Ready For "Detox" Guest Feature, "I'm Hoping I Get The Chance To Make The Cut"

April 9, 2010 12:50 PM

In anticipation of Dr. Dre's Detox dropping later this year, SOHH reached out to The Chronic 2001 collaborator Devin the Dude to find out if he will be featured on the long-awaited project.

Continue reading Devin the Dude Ready For "Detox" Guest Feature, "I'm Hoping I Get The Chance To Make The Cut".

Erykah Badu Does Not Regret Nude Music Video, "Art Is Supposed To Spark Dialogue"

April 9, 2010 12:10 PM

Soul singer Erykah Badu said the conversation that her controversial "Window Seat" music video started was worth the risk.

Continue reading Erykah Badu Does Not Regret Nude Music Video, "Art Is Supposed To Spark Dialogue".

50 Cent Builds & Destroys G-Unit, Lil Wayne's Street Credibility Upgraded, Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Resurrect The West

April 9, 2010 11:20 AM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we fall back to yesterweek and watch 5-0 Cent miraculously build and destroy his G-Unit empire, take a minute and realize Lil Wayne's a** really IS doing time, feel the West Coast heat courtesy of Dr. Dre and Ice Cube and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading 50 Cent Builds & Destroys G-Unit, Lil Wayne's Street Credibility Upgraded, Dr. Dre & Ice Cube Resurrect The West.

J. Cole Turns Down Drake's Nas Comparison, "You Never Know, 10 Years From Now I Could Be Jay-Z"

April 9, 2010 11:10 AM

Rap newcomer J. Cole has downplayed Drake's assertion that he is the next Nas and said his future in hip-hop is too unpredictable to make comparisons just yet.

Continue reading J. Cole Turns Down Drake's Nas Comparison, "You Never Know, 10 Years From Now I Could Be Jay-Z".

UPDATE: Lil Wayne's Ex-Wife Denies Prison Job Reports, "I Hate When They Make False Stories Up"

April 9, 2010 10:25 AM

Lil Wayne's ex-wife, Antonia "Toya" Carter, has denied recent reports that she informed Us Magazine that the rapper's prison job is to watch over suicidal inmates.

Continue reading UPDATE: Lil Wayne's Ex-Wife Denies Prison Job Reports, "I Hate When They Make False Stories Up".

Jeezy On Lil Boosie's Jail Time, "The Lil Homie Is Sitting In A Cell But He Was On Top Of The World"

April 9, 2010 10:15 AM

Southern rapper Jeezy has reflected on Lil Boosie's current four-year jail sentence and said the incarcerated emcee was on top of the music game before getting placed behind bars.

Continue reading Jeezy On Lil Boosie's Jail Time, "The Lil Homie Is Sitting In A Cell But He Was On Top Of The World".

Jeezy On "Thug Motivation 103" Album, "I Might Be Makaveli On This Sh*t"

April 8, 2010 5:50 PM

Southern rapper Jeezy has shared his stance on the upcoming Thug Motivation 103 album and said he is prepared to express his views on the project without any regrets.

Continue reading Jeezy On "Thug Motivation 103" Album, "I Might Be Makaveli On This Sh*t".

The-Dream Clarifies "Retirement" Confusion, Says 4th Album Not Confirmed

April 8, 2010 5:08 PM

Grammy-nominated singer The-Dream has closed the doors on retirement rumors and said che may consider recording a fourth solo album.

Continue reading The-Dream Clarifies "Retirement" Confusion, Says 4th Album Not Confirmed.

Nicki Minaj Predicts Her Barbie Takeover, "I'm About To Climb Over Every Single Barrier"

April 8, 2010 4:38 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj opened up about her dominance in hip-hop and what end results she hopes to achieve with her Barbie Movement in the May XXL Magazine.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Predicts Her Barbie Takeover, "I'm About To Climb Over Every Single Barrier".

50 Cent Recruiting More G-Unit Members, "You'll See New Faces Because I'm Looking For New Artists"

April 8, 2010 4:00 PM

50 Cent has announced his intention to expand his G-Unit roster and said fans should expect him to sign artists in the near future.

Continue reading 50 Cent Recruiting More G-Unit Members, "You'll See New Faces Because I'm Looking For New Artists".

Rhymefest Gives Thumbs Up On Little Brother Break-Up

April 8, 2010 3:00 PM

For this week, Grammy-winning rapper Rhymefest sat down with SOHH to talk about everything, from what happened to the Chi-Town movement to his thoughts on Little Brother putting out their final album together. In this fourth installment, Fest weighs in on seeing Phonte and Rapper Big Pooh part ways.

Continue reading Rhymefest Gives Thumbs Up On Little Brother Break-Up.

Trey Songz & Jeezy Prep BET Reality Show, Singer's Next Album Release Date Revealed

April 8, 2010 2:40 PM

R&B singer Trey Songz and Jeezy will reportedly star in an upcoming reality show that will show viewers an inside look of their time on Jay-Z's Blueprint III tour.

Continue reading Trey Songz & Jeezy Prep BET Reality Show, Singer's Next Album Release Date Revealed.

Birdman Expects Lil Wayne To Be Released Before 2011

April 8, 2010 12:45 PM

Cash Money Records' co-founder Baby has opened up about Lil Wayne's current incarceration and said the rapper would likely be released from Rikers Island before 2011.

Continue reading Birdman Expects Lil Wayne To Be Released Before 2011.

T.I. Talks Akoo's Soldier Look, "Military-Inspired Gear Is Fresh As Long As It's Not Overdone"

April 8, 2010 11:50 AM

Southern rapper T.I. has talked about his decision to apply a military-style look to his Akoo clothing line and shared his thoughts on its growth in the fashion industry.

Continue reading T.I. Talks Akoo's Soldier Look, "Military-Inspired Gear Is Fresh As Long As It's Not Overdone".

Rihanna Officially Moves Past Chris Brown, Calls MLB Star Her "Boyfriend"

April 8, 2010 11:35 AM

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna has confirmed reports that she is romantically linked to Major League Baseball star Matt Kemp.

Continue reading Rihanna Officially Moves Past Chris Brown, Calls MLB Star Her "Boyfriend".

Swizz Beatz Calls Drake's "Thank Me Later" Collabos Unpredictable [Video]

April 8, 2010 11:15 AM

Producer Swizz Beatz said fans should expect the unexpected from his work on Drake's upcoming Thank Me Later album.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Calls Drake's "Thank Me Later" Collabos Unpredictable [Video].

8Ball & MJG On Life After Rap, "I Definitely See Some Form Of Retirement In The Near Future"

April 8, 2010 10:45 AM

Rap duo 8Ball & MJG has discussed the possibility of retiring from hip-hop and taking on more executive roles in the near future.

Continue reading 8Ball & MJG On Life After Rap, "I Definitely See Some Form Of Retirement In The Near Future".

Kat Stacks Decides To Give Fabolous A Pass, "I'm Not Airing Him Out"

April 8, 2010 10:35 AM

Self-proclaimed former Young Money groupie Kat Stacks has opened up about her issues with Lil Wayne's camp but promised not to add Fabolous to her list of exposed rappers.

Continue reading Kat Stacks Decides To Give Fabolous A Pass, "I'm Not Airing Him Out".

Pete Rock Calls Kanye West "Hip-Hop", Confirms Working W/ Him In Hawaii

April 8, 2010 10:15 AM

Rap pioneer Pete Rock confirmed the fact that he was recently in Hawaii working in the studio with Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West.

Continue reading Pete Rock Calls Kanye West "Hip-Hop", Confirms Working W/ Him In Hawaii.

Kanye West & Suge Knight To Square Off In Court

April 8, 2010 12:05 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West and rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight are set to square-off against one another later this year over a Miami, Florida nightclub shooting.

Continue reading Kanye West & Suge Knight To Square Off In Court.

Flesh-N-Bone Breaks Silence On Arrest, Denies Assaulting Mother

April 7, 2010 11:50 PM

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Flesh-N-Bone has broken his silence on being arrested last month after allegedly trying to flee from police during an Ohio concert.

Continue reading Flesh-N-Bone Breaks Silence On Arrest, Denies Assaulting Mother.

DMX's Wife Discusses Upcoming Tell-All, Planning To File For Divorce [Video]

April 7, 2010 11:26 PM

Incarcerated rapper DMX's estranged wife, Tashera Simmons, has updated fans on the status of her upcoming tell-all book and said she is currently separated from her husband.

Continue reading DMX's Wife Discusses Upcoming Tell-All, Planning To File For Divorce [Video].

Bounty Killer Denied Bail In Domestic Violence Case

April 7, 2010 5:30 PM

Dancehall rapper Bounty Killer, who was arrested Monday for domestic violence, has been denied bail.

Continue reading Bounty Killer Denied Bail In Domestic Violence Case.

Nicki Minaj Backs Out Of Rihanna Tour, "I've Decided To Use That Time For The Completion Of My Album"

April 7, 2010 5:05 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has decided to drop out of the Last Girl on Earth summer tour with Rihanna and Ke$ha in order to complete her debut album.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Backs Out Of Rihanna Tour, "I've Decided To Use That Time For The Completion Of My Album".

Lil Wayne's Prison Duties Revealed, "They Got Him On Suicide Watch For Other Prisoners"

April 7, 2010 4:55 PM

Lil Wayne's ex-wife Antonia "Toya" Carter has revealed that the incarcerated rapper is helping prevent other inmates from committing suicide.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's Prison Duties Revealed, "They Got Him On Suicide Watch For Other Prisoners".

Lil Kim B-Day Bash Murderer Sentenced To 20 Years To Life

April 7, 2010 4:00 PM

A former New York City nightclub employee has been sentenced to 20 years to life for murdering a woman on the rooftop of a venue during Lil Kim's 2008 birthday celebration.

Continue reading Lil Kim B-Day Bash Murderer Sentenced To 20 Years To Life.

Rhymefest On Nicki Minaj "Does She Have A Future In Hip-Hop? H*ll Yeah.

April 7, 2010 3:00 PM

For this week, Grammy-winning rapper Rhymefest has sat down with SOHH to talk about everything, from what happened to the Chi-Town movement to his thoughts on Little Brother putting out their final album together. In this third installment, Fest explains that he's waiting to see more before he co-signs Nicki Minaj.

Continue reading Rhymefest On Nicki Minaj "Does She Have A Future In Hip-Hop? H*ll Yeah..

UPDATE: Coolio Attends Court Hearing, Gets $10,000 Bench Warrant Dismissed

April 7, 2010 1:35 PM

Rapper/Actor Artis "Coolio" Ivey reportedly had a $10,000 bench warrant dismissed after appearing in court yesterday for a probation hearing.

Continue reading UPDATE: Coolio Attends Court Hearing, Gets $10,000 Bench Warrant Dismissed.

Usher Dominates The Charts, Erykah Badu Streaks Into No. 4, Method Man, Raekwon & Ghostface Massacre Top 20

April 7, 2010 1:15 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Usher looks down at his competition from the top, Erykah Badu streaks her way into No. 4 and new releases from Method Man, Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and E-40 debut on the charts.

Continue reading Usher Dominates The Charts, Erykah Badu Streaks Into No. 4, Method Man, Raekwon & Ghostface Massacre Top 20.

Shawty Lo Says T.I. Beef Did Not Ignite His Fame, "It Was Never No Riding Anybody's Coattails" [Video]

April 7, 2010 12:00 PM

Southern rapper Shawty Lo recently talked about his upcoming I Am Carlos album and explained why he never attempted to gain fame from his beef with T.I.

Continue reading Shawty Lo Says T.I. Beef Did Not Ignite His Fame, "It Was Never No Riding Anybody's Coattails" [Video] .

8Ball & MJG Received Diddy's Approval To Leave Bad Boy, "It Was A Mutual Agreement To Move On"

April 7, 2010 11:45 AM

Former Bad Boy artists 8Ball & MJG have explained why they broke ties with Diddy's label last year.

Continue reading 8Ball & MJG Received Diddy's Approval To Leave Bad Boy, "It Was A Mutual Agreement To Move On".

Wiz Khalifa Calls Jae Millz's XXL Remarks "Sucker Sh*t At Its Finest" [Video]

April 7, 2010 11:00 AM

XXL Magazine Freshmen Wiz Khalifa has responded to Jae Millz's recent controversial remarks and said the Young Money associate should have been more specific with his disses.

Continue reading Wiz Khalifa Calls Jae Millz's XXL Remarks "Sucker Sh*t At Its Finest" [Video].

DJ Woogie On Soulja Boy "Legendary" New LP, "He's Grown Since The Time He Did 'Crank Dat'"

April 7, 2010 10:40 AM

Soulja Boy Tell Em's Stacks On Deck hitmaker, DJ Woogie, has shared his insight on the rapper's upcoming Dre album and explained how the teenage rap star has matured.

Continue reading DJ Woogie On Soulja Boy "Legendary" New LP, "He's Grown Since The Time He Did 'Crank Dat'".

Drake Reveals "Miss Me" Lil Wayne Collabo, Says "Afrika Bambaataa" Is Not His Song

April 7, 2010 10:15 AM

Young Money's Drake has revealed that "Miss Me" is the title of his Thank Me Later collaboration with incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne.

Continue reading Drake Reveals "Miss Me" Lil Wayne Collabo, Says "Afrika Bambaataa" Is Not His Song.

T.I. Is "In The Zone" Says The-Dream, "He's Rapping Like He's In Space"

April 6, 2010 5:40 PM

R&B singer The-Dream has talked about T.I.'s rapping skills and said the Grand Hustle leader is "in the zone."

Continue reading T.I. Is "In The Zone" Says The-Dream, "He's Rapping Like He's In Space".

Kanye West's "Good A** Job" Reportedly Dropping This Summer

April 6, 2010 5:30 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West will reportedly be releasing his Good A** Job album this summer.

Continue reading Kanye West's "Good A** Job" Reportedly Dropping This Summer.

Busta Rhymes Reportedly Renames Upcoming "Chemo" LP

April 6, 2010 4:05 PM

Busta Rhymes has reportedly changed the title of his upcoming solo album, The Chemo.

Continue reading Busta Rhymes Reportedly Renames Upcoming "Chemo" LP.

Rhymefest Discusses The Stalled Chi-Town Movement

April 6, 2010 3:00 PM

For this week, Grammy-winning rapper Rhymefest has sat down with SOHH to talk about everything, from what happened to the Chi-Town movement to his thoughts on Little Brother putting out their final album together. In this second installment, Fest accepts the blame for contributing to the stalled Chicago movement.

Continue reading Rhymefest Discusses The Stalled Chi-Town Movement.

Crooked I On His Pen Game, "You Can Definitely Write More Complex Lines Sitting Down" [Audio]

April 6, 2010 2:30 PM

Slaughtherhouse's Crooked I has shared his secrets to writing lyrically complex rhymes and explained why rappers can benefit from using pen and paper.

Continue reading Crooked I On His Pen Game, "You Can Definitely Write More Complex Lines Sitting Down" [Audio].

@Jim Jones To @Fabolous: "I'd F*cking Body Ya, No H*mo"

April 6, 2010 2:25 PM

For Caption Diss, the good ol' folks at SOHH are running things out the door again to give y'all, the doggies, a chance to reveal the final word(s). The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets to rock that SOHH Caption Diss crown for a week. Who you looking @Doggies?

Continue reading @Jim Jones To @Fabolous: "I'd F*cking Body Ya, No H*mo".

Swizz Beatz Talks Experimental Album, "Nobody's Really Raising The Bar" [Video]

April 6, 2010 1:00 PM

Ruff Ryders producer Swizz Beatz has updated fans on the status of his upcoming experimental album and explained why artists should challenge themselves creatively.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Talks Experimental Album, "Nobody's Really Raising The Bar" [Video].

Big Boi Talks Andre 3000 Collabos, "We Got A Record That Was Produced By Boi-1da" [Video]

April 6, 2010 12:40 PM

Big Boi has announced that his upcoming solo album, Sir Luscious Leftfoot will feature new collaborations with his long-time OutKast partner, Andre 3000.

Continue reading Big Boi Talks Andre 3000 Collabos, "We Got A Record That Was Produced By Boi-1da" [Video].

Lil Wayne's Baby Mothers "Cool" W/ One Another, "Some Of Us Are Really Over Him"

April 6, 2010 11:35 AM

Lil Wayne's ex-wife Antonia "Toya" Carter has talked about her relationship with the rapper's other baby mothers including Lauren London and Nivea.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's Baby Mothers "Cool" W/ One Another, "Some Of Us Are Really Over Him".

Eve On Competing W/ Nicki Minaj, "I Can't Keep Worrying About What's Coming Up Behind Me"

April 6, 2010 11:00 AM

Ruff Ryders' Eve has talked about working with rap newcomer Nicki Minaj on the set of Ludacris' "My Chick Bad" video and explained why she does not look at her as competition.

Continue reading Eve On Competing W/ Nicki Minaj, "I Can't Keep Worrying About What's Coming Up Behind Me".

Fat Joe Says "Dark Side" Content Inspired By Hardcore Fans, "I Tried To Make Them Happy"

April 6, 2010 10:50 AM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has opened up about the inspiration behind his upcoming Dark Side.

Continue reading Fat Joe Says "Dark Side" Content Inspired By Hardcore Fans, "I Tried To Make Them Happy".

Dr. Dre Moves Up "Detox" Release Date, "I'm Definitely Putting The Album Out This Year" [Video]

April 6, 2010 9:05 AM

Aftermath Records label head Dr. Dre has announced plans to drop his long-awaited Detox album in 2010.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Moves Up "Detox" Release Date, "I'm Definitely Putting The Album Out This Year" [Video].

Jae Millz Breaks Silence On NJ Arrest, "I Was Speeding, On The Phone & Did An Illegal Turn"

April 6, 2010 9:00 AM

Young Money's Jae Millz addressed last week's arrest which caused him to miss the XXL Magazine Freshmen 2010 concert in New York City.

Continue reading Jae Millz Breaks Silence On NJ Arrest, "I Was Speeding, On The Phone & Did An Illegal Turn".

Duke Wins NCAA Championship, Ja Rule, Asher Roth, Shaq & More React

April 6, 2010 12:00 AM

The Duke University men's basketball team have won the NCAA basketball championship against Butler University with a 61-59 victory.

Continue reading Duke Wins NCAA Championship, Ja Rule, Asher Roth, Shaq & More React.

Drake's "Thank Me Later" Suffers Setback, Release Date Changed

April 5, 2010 8:56 PM

The release date for rap newcomer Drake's highly-anticipated Thank Me Later debut album has been pushed back to June.

Continue reading Drake's "Thank Me Later" Suffers Setback, Release Date Changed.

Rappers Bounty Killer & Coolio Run Into Legal Troubles, Wanted By Police

April 5, 2010 7:40 PM

Rappers Bounty Killer and Coolio are currently being sought by police on separate criminal charges.

Continue reading Rappers Bounty Killer & Coolio Run Into Legal Troubles, Wanted By Police.

Lil Wayne's Cameraman Wants To Put Rapper's Life On Small Screen, "HBO Could Have The Best Impact"

April 5, 2010 5:55 PM

Lil Wayne cameraman DJ Scoob Doo is reportedly seeking to place unreleased footage of the incarcerated rapper on a major network like HBO or Spike TV.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's Cameraman Wants To Put Rapper's Life On Small Screen, "HBO Could Have The Best Impact".

Jacob the Jeweler Freed From Prison, Continues Sentence In Halfway House

April 5, 2010 5:50 PM

Popular hip-hop jewelry maker Jacob "The Jeweler" Arabov was reportedly sent to a halfway house last month.

Continue reading Jacob the Jeweler Freed From Prison, Continues Sentence In Halfway House.

Nicki Minaj Refuses To Address Female Critics, "You'll Never Hear Me Say Your Name" [Video]

April 5, 2010 5:50 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has explained why she is ignoring critics and disses from fellow female emcees.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Refuses To Address Female Critics, "You'll Never Hear Me Say Your Name" [Video].

Freddie Gibbs Drops Jae Millz Freestyle Diss, "Ain't Nobody In My Hood Listening To [Him] At All" [Video]

April 5, 2010 5:50 PM

XXL Magazine Freshmen 2010 featured artist Freddie Gibbs has dropped a new freestyle diss directed toward Young Money's Jae Millz.

Continue reading Freddie Gibbs Drops Jae Millz Freestyle Diss, "Ain't Nobody In My Hood Listening To [Him] At All" [Video].

Paramore's Hayley Williams On Eminem/B.o.B. Collabo, "Em Just Slays Me, He's Such A Genius"

April 5, 2010 5:00 PM

Hayley Williams of the rock group Paramore, has confirmed recent reports that B.o.B. and Eminem collaborated on a track and shared her experience working with the two rappers.

Continue reading Paramore's Hayley Williams On Eminem/B.o.B. Collabo, "Em Just Slays Me, He's Such A Genius".

Rhymefest On "The Death Of Swag"

April 5, 2010 3:00 PM

For this week, Grammy-winning rapper Rhymefest has sat down with SOHH to talk about everything, from what happened to the Chi-Town movement to his thoughts on Little Brother putting out their final album together. In this first exchange, Fest explains why the word "swag" should be demolished from urban slang.

Continue reading Rhymefest On "The Death Of Swag".

Joell Ortiz Co-Signs J. Cole's Rap Skills, "He Puts Words Together Really Good"

April 5, 2010 2:15 PM

Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz has co-signed J. Cole and shared some advice to rap newcomers.

Continue reading Joell Ortiz Co-Signs J. Cole's Rap Skills, "He Puts Words Together Really Good".

Alicia Keys On "Unthinkable" Visual, "No, [Drake] Won't Be In The Video"

April 5, 2010 1:35 PM

Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys has has revealed that Drake will not appear in the music video for their duet, "Unthinkable."

Continue reading Alicia Keys On "Unthinkable" Visual, "No, [Drake] Won't Be In The Video".

Jae Millz On Young Money's Future Plans, "As Soon As Wayne Gets Home, Tha Carter IV Is Dropping"

April 5, 2010 12:30 PM

Young Money's Jae Millz has promised that Lil Wayne's Carter IV will be released as soon as his label boss is released from jail.

Continue reading Jae Millz On Young Money's Future Plans, "As Soon As Wayne Gets Home, Tha Carter IV Is Dropping".

Ice Cube Calls Out New MC's At Paid Dues Concert, "There's A Gang Of Motherf*ckers Talking Sh*t About Your Boy" [Video]

April 5, 2010 12:00 PM

West Coast rap veteran Ice Cube has taken his issues with new emcees to the public by sending out a warning to all newcomers during a Paid Dues concert.

Continue reading Ice Cube Calls Out New MC's At Paid Dues Concert, "There's A Gang Of Motherf*ckers Talking Sh*t About Your Boy" [Video].

Fat Joe Predicts Drake's Run In Rap, "I Think He Will Outlast 50 Cent"

April 5, 2010 11:30 AM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has shared his thoughts on Drake and explained why he predicts the Young Money artist will have more longevity in music than rap rival 50 Cent.

Continue reading Fat Joe Predicts Drake's Run In Rap, "I Think He Will Outlast 50 Cent".

Nate Dogg Unable To Verbally Communicate Since Stroke, Close Friend Says

April 5, 2010 10:50 AM

Damion "Damizza" Young, a close associate of Nate Dogg, recently visited the West Coast rap singer  in a treatment facility and gave an update on his health.

Continue reading Nate Dogg Unable To Verbally Communicate Since Stroke, Close Friend Says.

Swizz Beatz Wants A Nicki Minaj Collabo, "She's Definitely On The List For Me To Give Something Crazy To" [Video]

April 5, 2010 10:40 AM

Producer Swizz Beatz has revealed his desire to contribute to Nicki Minaj's upcoming debut Young Money album.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Wants A Nicki Minaj Collabo, "She's Definitely On The List For Me To Give Something Crazy To" [Video].

Jimmy Iovine Confirms Dr. Dre/Jay-Z "Under Pressure" Collabo, "It's A Brand New Single" [Video]

April 5, 2010 10:15 AM

Interscope Records Chairman Jimmy Iovine has confirmed reports of a Dr. Dre and Jay-Z collaboration called "Under Pressure."

Continue reading Jimmy Iovine Confirms Dr. Dre/Jay-Z "Under Pressure" Collabo, "It's A Brand New Single" [Video].

Travis McCoy's "Lazarus" Album Cover Revealed

April 4, 2010 12:13 PM

The cover art for Gym Class Heroes frontman Travis McCoy's debut solo album, Lazarus, was revealed online this weekend.

Continue reading Travis McCoy's "Lazarus" Album Cover Revealed.

Pharrell Deads N.E.R.D. Album, "We Scrapped 27 Records Because They Weren't Good Enough"

April 4, 2010 12:02 PM

The Neptunes' Pharrell has updated fans on the status of an upcoming N.E.R.D. album and said he had to toss out nearly 30 recorded tracks so they could start over again.

Continue reading Pharrell Deads N.E.R.D. Album, "We Scrapped 27 Records Because They Weren't Good Enough".

Juelz Santana Blames Tooth Trouble For Canceled Concert, "Had To Get A Root Canal"

April 4, 2010 11:55 AM

Skull Gang leader Juelz Santana has explained this weekend's canceled Michigan concert and blamed his no-show on tooth complications.

Continue reading Juelz Santana Blames Tooth Trouble For Canceled Concert, "Had To Get A Root Canal".

B.o.B. Snags T.I., Eminem, Lupe Fiasco For Grand Hustle Debut, Tracklist Revealed

April 4, 2010 11:35 AM

Grand Hustle's B.o.B. will feature appearances by T.I., Eminem, Lupe Fiasco and more on his upcoming Adventures of Bobby Ray debut album.

Continue reading B.o.B. Snags T.I., Eminem, Lupe Fiasco For Grand Hustle Debut, Tracklist Revealed.

Huey Makes Comeback W/ Chingy, Jibbs, Murphy Lee, Announces "St. Louis" Documentary

April 3, 2010 10:16 PM

Mid-West rapper Huey hit up SOHH to announce the forthcoming release of a new documentary film called So St. Louis with features from Chingy, Jibbs, Murphy Lee and more.

Continue reading Huey Makes Comeback W/ Chingy, Jibbs, Murphy Lee, Announces "St. Louis" Documentary.

Mack 10 On Ice Cube Fall Out, "We Had An Argument & I Guess It Was Taken The Wrong Way"

April 3, 2010 9:46 PM

Former Westside Connection member Mack 10 has opened up about breaking apart from Ice Cube and explained how the rapper's wife may have played a key role in their fall out.

Continue reading Mack 10 On Ice Cube Fall Out, "We Had An Argument & I Guess It Was Taken The Wrong Way".

Toni Braxton's Tax Records Leak Online, Singer Owes $396K To Government

April 3, 2010 9:04 PM

R&B singer Toni Braxton has become the latest artist to have their tax records leaked online as reports show her owing more than $396,000 to the government.

Continue reading Toni Braxton's Tax Records Leak Online, Singer Owes $396K To Government.

Lupe Fiasco Hints At Asher Roth, B.o.B., Wale, Charles Hamilton Super Group

April 3, 2010 11:05 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has fueled speculation that he is part of a new rap group with Asher Roth, B.o.B., The Cool Kids, Wale and more.

Continue reading Lupe Fiasco Hints At Asher Roth, B.o.B., Wale, Charles Hamilton Super Group.

Nicki Minaj Tells Rap Critics To Chillax, "It's Like, Loosen The F*ck Up"

April 3, 2010 10:38 AM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has offered some words of advice to her rap critics by telling them to enjoy the entertainment value of her rhymes and not take hip-hop too serious.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Tells Rap Critics To Chillax, "It's Like, Loosen The F*ck Up".

Fabolous Gets "Raw" In New Music Vid, "Story Line Starts W/ Me Working In A Meat Market"

April 3, 2010 9:51 AM

New York rapper Fabolous has announced plans to drop another music video from his new mixtape, There Is No Competition Part 2.

Continue reading Fabolous Gets "Raw" In New Music Vid, "Story Line Starts W/ Me Working In A Meat Market".

Erykah Badu Charged W/ Disorderly Conduct For Nude Video Shoot

April 3, 2010 9:13 AM

Singer Erykah Badu has been charged with disorderly conduct for recording her latest music video, "Window Seat," nude in Dallas, Texas last month.

Continue reading Erykah Badu Charged W/ Disorderly Conduct For Nude Video Shoot.

Nipsey Hu$$le Unfazed By Ice Cube's Blog Remarks, "[Anybody] After Game Is Considered 'New West'" [Video]

April 2, 2010 9:20 PM

West Coast rapper Nipsey Hu$$le has weighed in on Ice Cube's recent blog marks calling out rap newcomers from California.

Continue reading Nipsey Hu$$le Unfazed By Ice Cube's Blog Remarks, "[Anybody] After Game Is Considered 'New West'" [Video] .

Just Blaze On Eminem's "Relapse 2" Status, "We Still Got A Lot Of Work [To Do]"

April 2, 2010 4:15 PM

Eminem's Relapse 2 co-producer Just Blaze has updated fans on the project's status and said it is still being completed.

Continue reading Just Blaze On Eminem's "Relapse 2" Status, "We Still Got A Lot Of Work [To Do]".

Nas On Being A Hip-Hop Veteran, "I'm Waiting For The Rap Game To Catch Up"

April 2, 2010 4:10 PM

Grammy-nominated rapper Nas recently talked about today's rap newcomers and shared how he views his status as a hip-hop veteran.

Continue reading Nas On Being A Hip-Hop Veteran, "I'm Waiting For The Rap Game To Catch Up".

T-Pain Prepping Christian Album, "I Go To Church Just As Much As I Go To The Strip Club"

April 2, 2010 4:05 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T-Pain has announced plans to release an auto-tune free Christian album this fall.

Continue reading T-Pain Prepping Christian Album, "I Go To Church Just As Much As I Go To The Strip Club".

Drake Sets The Mood For Upcoming Tour, "Women Can Come Out & Feel Sexy"

April 2, 2010 3:00 PM

Young Money's Drake hopes his upcoming Away From Home Tour will provide fans with a unique musical experience.

Continue reading Drake Sets The Mood For Upcoming Tour, "Women Can Come Out & Feel Sexy".

Jae Millz Will Never Pop, Nicki Minaj Goes A** Out, Young Money's Groupie Looks Flabby & Sick

April 2, 2010 1:30 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we look back at the week and witness a Young Money invasion with Jae Millz putting Lil Wayne to shame with irrelevant disses, Nicki Minaj's first album single/music video being a**, Kat Stacks failing as mini-Superhead and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Jae Millz Will Never Pop, Nicki Minaj Goes A** Out, Young Money's Groupie Looks Flabby & Sick .

Lil Wayne Thanks Fans For Rock Album Sales, "It's Because Of You 'Rebirth' Went Gold When Critics Aborted It"

April 2, 2010 12:35 PM

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has written an open letter to his fans thanking them for making his gold-certified album, Rebirth, a success.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Thanks Fans For Rock Album Sales, "It's Because Of You 'Rebirth' Went Gold When Critics Aborted It".

Da Band's Chopper City On Diddy's Dirty Money, "Being In A Group W/ 2 Girls, All That Sh*t's Weird"

April 2, 2010 12:30 PM

Former Da Band member Chopper City has shared his opinion of Diddy's Dirty Money group.

Continue reading Da Band's Chopper City On Diddy's Dirty Money, "Being In A Group W/ 2 Girls, All That Sh*t's Weird".

Fabolous Downplays Jim Jones Twitter Disses, "I Don't Know Where His Comment Came From"

April 2, 2010 11:50 AM

New York rapper Fabolous has opened up about his Jim Jones Twitter disses from earlier this week and said he is not looking to spark a Street Fam versus Dipset rivalry.

Continue reading Fabolous Downplays Jim Jones Twitter Disses, "I Don't Know Where His Comment Came From".

T.I. Breaks Silence On Jail Sentence, "I Didn't Write Too Much" [Video]

April 2, 2010 10:55 AM

Grand Hustle leader T.I.  recently opened up about his time behind bars and said his forthcoming solo album will be more "aggressive" than 2008's Paper Trail.

Continue reading T.I. Breaks Silence On Jail Sentence, "I Didn't Write Too Much" [Video].

Teairra Mari Picks Nicki Minaj Over Trina & Lil Kim For Collabo, "I Love [Them] But I Thought We Should Get A Fresh Girl"

April 2, 2010 10:20 AM

R&B singer Teairra Mari recently explained why she decided to feature Nicki Minaj on her "Automatic" single.

Continue reading Teairra Mari Picks Nicki Minaj Over Trina & Lil Kim For Collabo, "I Love [Them] But I Thought We Should Get A Fresh Girl" .

Pill Responds To Jae Millz, "Keep Walking Around Holding Lil Wayne's D*ck" [Video]

April 2, 2010 10:00 AM

Southern rapper Pill has responded to Jae Millz's negative remarks about XXL Magazine's Freshmen 2010 list.

Continue reading Pill Responds To Jae Millz, "Keep Walking Around Holding Lil Wayne's D*ck" [Video].

Alfamega On Getting Axed From Grand Hustle, "It Was Somebody Bigger Than Tip That Told Him To Do It"

April 1, 2010 5:50 PM

Former Grand Hustle associate Alfamega claims that industry politics led to him being kicked out of T.I.'s camp last year.

Continue reading Alfamega On Getting Axed From Grand Hustle, "It Was Somebody Bigger Than Tip That Told Him To Do It".

Jadakiss On "Champ Is Here 3" Mixtape, "It's Only Right That I Step In & Fill That [Music] Void" [Video]

April 1, 2010 5:45 PM

The LOX's Jadakiss has confirmed that his upcoming Champ Is Here Part 3 mixtape will drop at the beginning of next month.

Continue reading Jadakiss On "Champ Is Here 3" Mixtape, "It's Only Right That I Step In & Fill That [Music] Void" [Video].

Young Buck Would Never Return To G-Unit, "What If Jay-Z Signed [Me]?" [Video]

April 1, 2010 5:25 PM

Southern rapper Young Buck has promised to never return to G-Unit and hinted that he may sign a deal with Jay-Z's Roc Nation.

Continue reading Young Buck Would Never Return To G-Unit, "What If Jay-Z Signed [Me]?" [Video].

N.O.R.E., Olivia & Chamillionaire Say, "Don't Be A Fool On April 1st!!!"

April 1, 2010 4:30 PM

In celebration of April Fools' Day, N.O.R.E., Olivia and Chamillionaire sat down with SOHH to explain why people shouldn't be fools on April 1st.

Continue reading N.O.R.E., Olivia & Chamillionaire Say, "Don't Be A Fool On April 1st!!!".

Jeezy On Running The Rap Game, "I Feel Like The Last Mohican"

April 1, 2010 2:05 PM

Southern rapper Jeezy has explained why he feels a great responsiblity to lead the way for fellow emcees.

Continue reading Jeezy On Running The Rap Game, "I Feel Like The Last Mohican".

Lil Wayne Reportedly Dating Rikers Island Employee, Photos Revealed

April 1, 2010 2:00 PM

SOHH has learned that incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne is reportedly dating an employee at Rikers Island, where he is currently serving his one-year jail sentence.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Reportedly Dating Rikers Island Employee, Photos Revealed.

Ryan Leslie On Erykah Badu's Nude "Window Seat" Video, "It's A Very Serious Artistic Risk"

April 1, 2010 1:05 PM

R&B hitmaker Ryan Leslie has shared his reaction to Erykah Badu's new "Window Seat" music video and explained why there is a thin line between lewd and artistic.

Continue reading Ryan Leslie On Erykah Badu's Nude "Window Seat" Video, "It's A Very Serious Artistic Risk".

Jae Millz Arrested Before XXL Freshmen Concert, "Just Spent My Last 2 Hours In A Punk A** Jail Cell!"

April 1, 2010 12:35 PM

Young Money's Jae Millz was arrested last night in New Jersey while driving to XXL Magazine's Freshmen 2010 New York City concert.

Continue reading Jae Millz Arrested Before XXL Freshmen Concert, "Just Spent My Last 2 Hours In A Punk A** Jail Cell!".

Rap Newcomer YelaWolf Confirms Interscope Deal, Awaits Eminem Collaboration

April 1, 2010 12:00 PM

Rap newcomer YelaWolf has confirmed recent reports of being signed to Interscope Records and said he is open for a collaboration with new label mate Eminem.

Continue reading Rap Newcomer YelaWolf Confirms Interscope Deal, Awaits Eminem Collaboration.

Diddy Shuts Down "American Idol" W/ Dirty Money Set, "It's My First Show Back" [Video]

April 1, 2010 11:55 AM

Rap mogul Diddy and his Dirty Money crew made their "American Idol" debut last night with and performed their new single, "Hello, Good Morning."

Continue reading Diddy Shuts Down "American Idol" W/ Dirty Money Set, "It's My First Show Back" [Video].

Papoose Anticipates Remy Ma's Early Jail Release, "If Justice Is Served, She Will Come Home Now"

April 1, 2010 11:20 AM

New York rapper Papoose said a new development may allow his wife, rapper Remy Ma, to be released from jail sooner than expected.

Continue reading Papoose Anticipates Remy Ma's Early Jail Release, "If Justice Is Served, She Will Come Home Now" .

Fat Joe Welcomes Cam'ron, Clipse, Just Blaze, DJ Premier & More To "The Dark Side"

April 1, 2010 10:40 AM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has recruited Cam'ron, The Clipse, Just Blaze, DJ Premier and more for his upcoming Dark Side album which is set to drop this summer.

Continue reading Fat Joe Welcomes Cam'ron, Clipse, Just Blaze, DJ Premier & More To "The Dark Side".

Q-Tip On Jay Electronica's Rap Impact, "I Think He Is The Future"

April 1, 2010 10:15 AM

Rap veteran Q-Tip recently gave his opinion of hip-hop newcomer Jay Electronica and explained why the emcee's buzz is more than just hype.

Continue reading Q-Tip On Jay Electronica's Rap Impact, "I Think He Is The Future".

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