July 2010 Archives

Juvenile Explains Swagger Jacking Drake's "Thank Me Later" Cover, "That's A Question The Label Gotta Answer"

July 31, 2010 8:27 PM

Former Hot Boys frontman Juvenile has denied intentionally making his new Beast Mode album cover appear nearly identical to Drake's Thank Me Later debut, both released this summer.

Continue reading Juvenile Explains Swagger Jacking Drake's "Thank Me Later" Cover, "That's A Question The Label Gotta Answer".

Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys Tie The Knot, Officially Wed

July 31, 2010 7:16 PM

Hip-Hop power couple Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys have reportedly officially tied the knot and married over the weekend.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys Tie The Knot, Officially Wed.

Kanye West On His Big Return, "It Takes So Much For Me & Eminem To Come Back"

July 31, 2010 1:00 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West invaded the Rolling Stone office this week to preview cuts from his upcoming solo album and explain the comeback process.

Continue reading Kanye West On His Big Return, "It Takes So Much For Me & Eminem To Come Back".

Wiz Khalifa Passes On Rick Ross' Maybach Deal, Makes Label Announcement

July 31, 2010 12:28 AM

Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa has turned down an opportunity to sign with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Def Jam imprint for a deal with Atlantic Records.

Continue reading Wiz Khalifa Passes On Rick Ross' Maybach Deal, Makes Label Announcement.

Rick Ross Shines On 'Em

July 31, 2010 12:00 AM

My Chains Hang Low: Def Jam juggernaut Rick Ross shows off his bejeweled diamond encrusted mini-me.

Photo taken from Rick Ross' Twitter

T.I. Takes Tiny Off The Market, Secretly Weds Longtime Girlfriend In Miami

July 30, 2010 9:57 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has officially married longtime girlfriend Tameka "Tiny" Cottle in Florida today, according to court documents.

Continue reading T.I. Takes Tiny Off The Market, Secretly Weds Longtime Girlfriend In Miami.

50 Cent's "Twelve" Co-Star Talks Filming, "He Was Getting Tattoos Lasered Off While We Were Shooting"

July 30, 2010 7:07 PM

Actor/Rapper 50 Cent's Twelve co-star Chace Crawford has opened up about filming their new movie together and shared a few behind-the-scenes details about the rap star.

Continue reading 50 Cent's "Twelve" Co-Star Talks Filming, "He Was Getting Tattoos Lasered Off While We Were Shooting".

Black Eyed Peas Map Out A New "Beginning"

July 30, 2010 4:19 PM

The Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am has announced plans to put out a new group album called The Beginning by the end of 2010.

Continue reading Black Eyed Peas Map Out A New "Beginning".

Rick Ross To Wiz Khalifa, "What Would It Take For Us To Close The Deal W/ Maybach Music?"

July 30, 2010 4:15 PM

Def Jam's Rick Ross has publicly shared his admiration of rap newcomer Wiz Khalifa and would like to formally sign him to his Maybach Music record label.

Continue reading Rick Ross To Wiz Khalifa, "What Would It Take For Us To Close The Deal W/ Maybach Music?".

Dirty Money Girls Expose Life In Diddy's Shadow, "I Have Yet To Understand What's Really Going On"

July 30, 2010 1:50 PM

Dirty Money's Kaleena and Dawn have discussed what their experience has been like being in Diddy's hip-hop group.

Continue reading Dirty Money Girls Expose Life In Diddy's Shadow, "I Have Yet To Understand What's Really Going On".

Juelz Santana Names Cam'Ron Rivals Nas & Jay-Z As Inspirations [Video]

July 30, 2010 1:30 PM

Dipset's Juelz Santana recently revealed his five biggest music inspirations and explained the delay behind his upcoming Lil Wayne-featured "Home Run" music video.

Continue reading Juelz Santana Names Cam'Ron Rivals Nas & Jay-Z As Inspirations [Video].

Andre 3000 To Blame For OutKast Delay, Says Big Boi "I Was Cool W/That""

July 30, 2010 12:50 PM

OutKast's Big Boi has opened up about the motivation behind his new solo debut, Sir Lucious Left Foot and said that it was Andre 3000's suggestion to hold-off on another group project.

Continue reading Andre 3000 To Blame For OutKast Delay, Says Big Boi "I Was Cool W/That"".

Foxy Brown Narrowly Escapes Massive NYC Fight

July 30, 2010 12:30 PM

New York rapper Foxy Brown reportedly escaped a massive brawl last night that took place in a Manhattan apartment building.

Continue reading Foxy Brown Narrowly Escapes Massive NYC Fight.

Eminem Crushes Rick Ross' Record, Kanye West Stunts On Your No. 1 Rapper, Shyne Is A Lost One

July 30, 2010 12:00 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we're gonna take that a** back a week and watch Eminem shut up Bulldog Butterworth and Rick Ross, peep Kanye West making friends, bid farewell to the memory of Shyne and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Eminem Crushes Rick Ross' Record, Kanye West Stunts On Your No. 1 Rapper, Shyne Is A Lost One.

Diddy "American Idol" Judge Talks Heat Up, "Once I Heard What Simon Makes, I Would Love The Job"

July 30, 2010 11:00 AM

Bad Boy Records CEO Sean "Diddy" Combs has addressed his interest in filling a judge vacancy on the televised music competition show, "American Idol."

Continue reading Diddy "American Idol" Judge Talks Heat Up, "Once I Heard What Simon Makes, I Would Love The Job".

G-Unit Predicts Eminem's Continued Chart Dominance, "He's The Only One Selling"

July 30, 2010 10:40 AM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo recently shared their thoughts on Eminem's chart-topping success with his new album Recovery.

Continue reading G-Unit Predicts Eminem's Continued Chart Dominance, "He's The Only One Selling".

Dr. Dre Set To Revive Rich Boy W/ New Music

July 30, 2010 10:00 AM

Dr. Dre has reportedly been locking in studio time to help Southern rapper Rich Boy with his comeback album, Resurrected in Diamonds.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Set To Revive Rich Boy W/ New Music.

Kanye West & His Boys Chill Outside Of An Airplane

July 30, 2010 12:00 AM

Reservoir Dogs: Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West shows us how to TweetPhoto by posing in front of his jet.

Photo taken from Kanye West's Twitter

Nicki Minaj Puts Plug In Debut Album Leak

July 29, 2010 11:28 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj tells fans that the new music leaking on the Internet is not from her highly-anticipated debut album set to drop this fall.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Puts Plug In Debut Album Leak.

T.I. Explored White & Black Relations Behind Bars

July 29, 2010 11:05 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. talks about what books he read behind bars last year when he served a one-year prison sentence on a felony gun conviction in the new issue of JET.

Continue reading T.I. Explored White & Black Relations Behind Bars.

Jim Jones Connects W/ Cam'Ron For New LP, Release Date Announced

July 29, 2010 5:40 PM

Jim Jones reunites with Cam'Ron on new Capo album which is scheduled to hit stores this fall.

Continue reading Jim Jones Connects W/ Cam'Ron For New LP, Release Date Announced.

Tony Yayo Speaks On $7 Mil Sean Bell Ruling, Says Family "Deserves That Money"

July 29, 2010 4:35 PM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo has shared his reaction to the recent New York ruling that will pay over $7 million to the family and associates of Sean Bell after the innocent an was fatally shot by police in 2006.

Continue reading Tony Yayo Speaks On $7 Mil Sean Bell Ruling, Says Family "Deserves That Money".

Kanye West Recruits "Partly & Entirely Nude" Ladies For "Power" Music Video

July 29, 2010 4:06 PM

Details on the upcoming Kanye West "Power" music video have begun to circulate online suggesting that he's taking a decidedly artistic approach.

Continue reading Kanye West Recruits "Partly & Entirely Nude" Ladies For "Power" Music Video.

Foxy Brown Impressed By Nicki Minaj, "When You're A Boss B*tch, You Give It Up"

July 29, 2010 3:20 PM

While many female rappers show contempt for Nicki MinajFoxy Brown recently gave rap's latest female phenomenon props for becoming a force in the music industry. 

Continue reading Foxy Brown Impressed By Nicki Minaj, "When You're A Boss B*tch, You Give It Up".

Diddy Reveals Top 10 Ways To Attain Money, Power & Respect

July 29, 2010 3:05 PM

Bad Boy Records CEO Sean "Diddy" Combs has revealed ten ways for any individual to find success and top their competition.

Continue reading Diddy Reveals Top 10 Ways To Attain Money, Power & Respect.

50 Cent Hits "The View" To Distance Himself From Dark Drug Dealer Role, "I've Never Done Anything W/Those Motivations"

July 29, 2010 1:05 PM

Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent reveals to the ladies of "The View" the mindset of the dark drug dealer he portrays in the new movie, Twelve.

Continue reading 50 Cent Hits "The View" To Distance Himself From Dark Drug Dealer Role, "I've Never Done Anything W/Those Motivations".

Paul Rosenberg On Eminem's Rap Targets, "He Does Like Poking People & Pushing Their Buttons"

July 29, 2010 12:05 PM

Eminem's manager Paul Rosenberg recently talked about his artist's notorious habit of taunting celebrities on records and how he has seen Slim Shady evolve over the years.

Continue reading Paul Rosenberg On Eminem's Rap Targets, "He Does Like Poking People & Pushing Their Buttons".

Elzhi Confronts Slum Village Break-Up Rumors, "I Would Say I Wasn't In The Group"

July 29, 2010 11:50 AM

Slum Village's Elzhi has come forward to address his role in the rap crew and reveal what severed his relationship with fellow member T3.

Continue reading Elzhi Confronts Slum Village Break-Up Rumors, "I Would Say I Wasn't In The Group".

Kanye West Storms Into Twitter Headquarters W/ More Freestyles [Video]

July 29, 2010 11:10 AM

Kanye West continued his social-networking drop-in tour yesterday leaving FaceBook headquarters to visit the offices of Twitter and perform new music.

Continue reading Kanye West Storms Into Twitter Headquarters W/ More Freestyles [Video].

Foxy Brown Cries For Lindsay Lohan On Lockdown, "It Brought Back Tears & Memories"

July 29, 2010 10:00 AM

New York rapper Foxy Brown has shared her reaction to movie actress Lindsay Lohan's 90-day jail sentence and explaining how she can relate to being a jailed celebrity.

Continue reading Foxy Brown Cries For Lindsay Lohan On Lockdown, "It Brought Back Tears & Memories".

Nicki Minaj Scrambles Through Possible Debut Titles, "Maybe We Should Call It 'The Album'"

July 29, 2010 9:50 AM

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has begun cooking up titles for her long-awaited debut album, tossing off one unmistakeable name, The Album.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Scrambles Through Possible Debut Titles, "Maybe We Should Call It 'The Album'".

Plies Shows Love To Bobby V On Their "Phone #" Video Set

July 29, 2010 12:00 AM

Girls Around The World: Plies supports Bobby V on set of their "Phone #" music video in South Beach Miami, Florida.

Photo submitted by Think Tank Digital

Fabolous Pops The Top Off His "Funeral Service" Casket

July 28, 2010 11:55 PM

Grammy-nominated rapper Fabolous' There Is No Competition 2 EP cover has begun circulating online and features the Def Jam punchliner in all-black everything.

Continue reading Fabolous Pops The Top Off His "Funeral Service" Casket.

Dame Dash Loses Multi-Million Dollar Manhattan Homes

July 28, 2010 11:50 PM

Former Roc-A-Fella co-owner Damon Dash has reportedly lost his multi-million dollar New York City duplex after it was auctioned off for over $5 million on Wednesday.

Continue reading Dame Dash Loses Multi-Million Dollar Manhattan Homes.

Foxy Brown "Appalled" By Exposed Buttocks Reports In NYC Assault Case

July 28, 2010 11:39 PM

Rapper Foxy Brown has stepped forward to discuss her highly publicized New York assault case and deny any wrongdoing which could land her behind bars.

Continue reading Foxy Brown "Appalled" By Exposed Buttocks Reports In NYC Assault Case.

Drake Measures Eminem & Jay-Z's Fan Devotion, "I Know Wayne Is The Next Guy"

July 28, 2010 11:00 PM

Young Money's Drake recently shared his thoughts on Jay-Z and Eminem's ability to maintain a loyal fanbase and counts Lil Wayne among the fan favroites.

Continue reading Drake Measures Eminem & Jay-Z's Fan Devotion, "I Know Wayne Is The Next Guy".

"When Dave Chappelle Went Through That Comedy Central Thing, He Had To Evolve" -JB Smoove

July 28, 2010 6:28 PM

Dealing with something like the Dave Chappelle thing, we as comedians, we evolve, constantly. Constantly we evolve from who we started out as to who we end up being later on. I've evolved so many times, man. Everything from my style of dress, my physical act on stage, you start to take on different things.

Continue reading "When Dave Chappelle Went Through That Comedy Central Thing, He Had To Evolve" -JB Smoove.

Nas To Get "Aggressive" W/ Bangladesh On New LP

July 28, 2010 6:00 PM

With rap veteran Nas beginning work on his next solo album, SOHH recently reached out to producer Bangladesh who will be hitting the studio with the Queensbridge rapper.

Continue reading Nas To Get "Aggressive" W/ Bangladesh On New LP.

Kanye West's "G.O.O.D. Music Day" Releases Face Setback, Album Title In Question

July 28, 2010 5:30 PM

New releases from Kanye West and Kid Cudi have received slight alterations which will impact the original star-studded line-up of albums set to drop on "G.O.O.D. Music Day" in September.

Continue reading Kanye West's "G.O.O.D. Music Day" Releases Face Setback, Album Title In Question.

Diddy Blasts "Nightline" For "Racist" Interview, "You Don't Ask White Kids What They Buy Their Kids"

July 28, 2010 4:41 PM

Bad Boy Records CEO Sean "Diddy" Combs addresses his recent controversial sit-down with "Nightline" and questions why he was asked about purchasing his son a luxury vehicle for his 16th birthday in the September VIBE Magzine.

Continue reading Diddy Blasts "Nightline" For "Racist" Interview, "You Don't Ask White Kids What They Buy Their Kids".

T.I. Keeps Lips Sealed On Wedding Rumors, "Don't Believe Everything You Read Online"

July 28, 2010 4:25 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has laughed off recent wedding rumors involving his fiancee Tameka "Tiny" Cottle and vowed to never discuss the subject with media.

Continue reading T.I. Keeps Lips Sealed On Wedding Rumors, "Don't Believe Everything You Read Online".

Kanye West On FaceBook Freestyles, "It's Been A While Since I've Performed Any Fresh Material"

July 28, 2010 2:50 PM

After footage hit the Internet showing Kanye West performing at FaceBook headquarters in California, Ye has expressed his overall reaction to the freestyles.

Continue reading Kanye West On FaceBook Freestyles, "It's Been A While Since I've Performed Any Fresh Material".

Mannie Fresh Names Top 5 Producers Of All Time

July 28, 2010 2:30 PM

Former Cash Money Records producer Mannie Fresh has revealed his top five favorite hitmakers of all time including legends like Timbaland and Roc-A-Fella beatmaker Just Blaze.

Continue reading Mannie Fresh Names Top 5 Producers Of All Time.

Shyne Recalls Bad Boy Nightclub Shooting, "When I Make A Decision To Roll, I Roll"

July 28, 2010 12:35 PM

New York rapper Shyne recalls the publicized December 1999 Manhattan nightclub shooting that landed him behind bars for a ten-year sentence.

Continue reading Shyne Recalls Bad Boy Nightclub Shooting, "When I Make A Decision To Roll, I Roll".

Eminem Battles Rick Ross For No. 1, Drake Loses A Step, Big Boi Keeps His Foot In Top 15

July 28, 2010 11:36 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem and Rick Ross battle for the top spot, Drake loses a step inside of Top 5 and Big Boi remains within the Top 15.

Continue reading Eminem Battles Rick Ross For No. 1, Drake Loses A Step, Big Boi Keeps His Foot In Top 15.

SOHH What's Up: Somaya Reece, Big Boi, Just Blaze, Crooked I, Lil Cease, Tha Bizness On The Check-In

July 28, 2010 11:00 AM

Every day, SOHH is checking in on your favorite artists, athletes and entertainment personalities! Today, Somaya Reece, Big Boi, Just Blaze, Crooked I, Lil Cease and Tha Bizness tell "SOHH, What's Up."

Continue reading SOHH What's Up: Somaya Reece, Big Boi, Just Blaze, Crooked I, Lil Cease, Tha Bizness On The Check-In.

Lupe Fiasco Moved By "Laser" Outcry, "It Brought Me To Tears"

July 28, 2010 10:40 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has opened up about a recent fan-launched online petition demanding Atlantic Records to put out his long-delayed Lasers album.

Continue reading Lupe Fiasco Moved By "Laser" Outcry, "It Brought Me To Tears".

UPDATE: Eminem's "Recovery" Ends Rick Ross' No. 1 Album Hopes

July 28, 2010 10:00 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery was able to fend off initial speculation of being topped by Rick Ross' Teflon Don and remained at No. 1 for his fifth consecutive week on the sales chart.

Continue reading UPDATE: Eminem's "Recovery" Ends Rick Ross' No. 1 Album Hopes.

Kanye West Freestyles "Good A** Job" At FaceBook Headquarters

July 28, 2010 10:00 AM

Footage of Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West freestyling records from his upcoming Good A** Job album has landed online.

Continue reading Kanye West Freestyles "Good A** Job" At FaceBook Headquarters.

DJ Clue & Rick Ross Do The Boss Thing In NYC

July 28, 2010 12:00 AM

Power 105.1's DJ Clue and Def Jam heavyweight Rick Ross celebrate the Teflon Don album release at Perfections Nightclub in New York City.

Photo submitted by What's Poppin photographer Antoine

Lupe Fiasco And Former Producer Point Fingers Over Album Delay,"You Put Yourself On The Outside""

July 27, 2010 10:27 PM

Lupe Fiasco and his producer Prolyfic have publicly been feuding about who is to blame for Lupe's Lasers album delay, each taking to Twitter to speak their piece.

Continue reading Lupe Fiasco And Former Producer Point Fingers Over Album Delay,"You Put Yourself On The Outside"".

Paul Wall Seeks Survival As Rap Sales Dip

July 27, 2010 9:58 PM

With music sales on the steady decline, Southern rapper Paul Wall recently explained why he is confident that rap will survive as record sales decline. 

Continue reading Paul Wall Seeks Survival As Rap Sales Dip.

DMX Explains Decision To Surrender, "It's One Of The First Steps In Regaining Everything I Lost"

July 27, 2010 9:38 PM

Prior to turning over to police, troubled rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons released a video statement defending his decision to accept time for a crime he committed in 2002. 

Continue reading DMX Explains Decision To Surrender, "It's One Of The First Steps In Regaining Everything I Lost".

Shyne Calls Out Rick Ross & 50 Cent, "I'm About A Dollar, What The F*ck Is 50 Cent?" [Audio]

July 27, 2010 9:05 PM

New York rapper Shyne has lived up to his word by releasing a new record called "Belize" which takes subliminal jabs at 50 Cent and Rick Ross.

Continue reading Shyne Calls Out Rick Ross & 50 Cent, "I'm About A Dollar, What The F*ck Is 50 Cent?" [Audio].

NYC Settles Sean Bell Shooting, Pays $7 Mil To Family And Survivors

July 27, 2010 8:30 PM

New York City has agreed to pay over $7 million to the family and associates of Sean Bell after he was fatally shot in 2006 by 50 bullets.

Continue reading NYC Settles Sean Bell Shooting, Pays $7 Mil To Family And Survivors.

Foxy Brown Is No Longer The Ill Na Na

July 27, 2010 6:50 PM

For Caption Diss, the good ol' folks at SOHH are back at it giving y'all, the loyal doggies, a chance to capture the final word(s). The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets to kick back with that SOHH Cap Diss crown for a week. Who wants it with the Ill Na Na?

Continue reading Foxy Brown Is No Longer The Ill Na Na.

9th Wonder To LeBron James, "You Have To Win Everything"

July 27, 2010 6:05 PM

With NBA superstar LeBron James recently making his way down to South Beach to join the Miami Heat, NBA Elite 11 music scorer and producer 9th Wonder hit up SOHH to share his thoughts on the move.

Continue reading 9th Wonder To LeBron James, "You Have To Win Everything".

Common & Rihanna Announce New TV And Movie Roles

July 27, 2010 5:15 PM

Rapper Common and video vixen Rihanna have both landed opportunities to show-off their acting skills in a new television pilot and upcoming movie.

Continue reading Common & Rihanna Announce New TV And Movie Roles.

Rick Ross' "Teflon Don" Expected To Out-Sell Eminem's "Recovery"

July 27, 2010 5:00 PM

Rick Ross' Teflon Don will reportedly out-sell Eminem's Recovery and debut atop the sales charts this week.

Continue reading Rick Ross' "Teflon Don" Expected To Out-Sell Eminem's "Recovery".

"I've Worked With Beyonce & Ludacris But Never Had This Cash Money Issue Before" -Bangladesh

July 27, 2010 4:15 PM

My problems with Cash Money Records do not come from any situation where I was negligent or lacked knowledge or got "got," it's not that kind of situation. The situation was simply not being paid.

Continue reading "I've Worked With Beyonce & Ludacris But Never Had This Cash Money Issue Before" -Bangladesh.

Lil Wayne Books Drake For "I'm Not A Human Being" EP

July 27, 2010 4:05 PM

Young Money's Drake recently weighed in on Lil Wayne's upcoming I'm Not A Human Being EP and revealed his guest appearance on the project.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Books Drake For "I'm Not A Human Being" EP.

T3 Speaks On Slum Village's Final Album, "Half Of The Group Isn't Here Anymore"

July 27, 2010 3:30 PM

In light of recent confusion on whether or not Slum Village has officially broken up, founding member T3 has come forward to clear the air on continuing his crew's legacy.

Continue reading T3 Speaks On Slum Village's Final Album, "Half Of The Group Isn't Here Anymore".

UPDATE: Foxy Brown's Attorney Quits Assault Case, Rapper Claims She Was Stalked

July 27, 2010 12:45 PM

Foxy Brown has reportedly lost her attorney at Bruce Baron Associates, in the midst of an assault case that took place last week.

Continue reading UPDATE: Foxy Brown's Attorney Quits Assault Case, Rapper Claims She Was Stalked.

Charles Hamilton Checks Into Mental Hospital, "In This Hospital I Can Really Be My Natural Self"

July 27, 2010 12:18 PM

Rapper Charles Hamilton has reportedly checked into the NewYork Presbyterian Mental Hospital in an effort to gain control over his life.

Continue reading Charles Hamilton Checks Into Mental Hospital, "In This Hospital I Can Really Be My Natural Self".

Rihanna Reveals Connection W/ Eminem On Abuse-Themed Song, "It's Something We've Both Experienced"

July 27, 2010 11:10 AM

Grammy-winning singer Rihanna has revealed her motivation for hooking up with Eminem for  "Love the Way You Lie" and explains how her relationship experience informed her decision.

Continue reading Rihanna Reveals Connection W/ Eminem On Abuse-Themed Song, "It's Something We've Both Experienced".

Kanye West Hires T.I. For A "Good A** Job" [Audio]

July 27, 2010 10:05 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has recruited T.I. to assist him on his upcoming Good A** Job album, which is set to drop this fall.

Continue reading Kanye West Hires T.I. For A "Good A** Job" [Audio].

Fat Joe Prepares For "Dark" Days Ahead, New Album Hits Stores Today

July 27, 2010 10:00 AM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has already announced plans to prepare follow-ups to his new album, The Darkside, Volume 1, which hit stores today.

Continue reading Fat Joe Prepares For "Dark" Days Ahead, New Album Hits Stores Today.

Nas, Estelle & John Legend Spread Love On Their Music Video Set

July 27, 2010 12:00 AM

Empire State of Mind: Nas, Estelle and John Legend cherish the moment on set of their "Fall in Love" music video in Brooklyn, New York.

Photo taken from Rap-Up

Lil Wayne Phones In "Carter IV" Bars From Behind Bars, Drake Drops Dime

July 26, 2010 10:40 PM

Lil Wayne's highly anticipated Carter IV may be taking shape according to labelmate Drake, who has spilled the beans on his incarcerated boss' raps via prison phones.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Phones In "Carter IV" Bars From Behind Bars, Drake Drops Dime .

UPDATE: DMX Turns Himself Over To Police

July 26, 2010 6:23 PM

Embattled rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons has headed back to jail to serve time for a crime he committed in 2002.

Continue reading UPDATE: DMX Turns Himself Over To Police.

Omarion Gives Amber Rose A Failing Grade, "I'm Not Judgmental But I Do Like A Certain Amount Of Class"

July 26, 2010 5:42 PM

R&B singer Omarion recently opened up about his personal life and said he would pass on an opportunity to link with Kanye West's former girlfriend, Amber Rose.

Continue reading Omarion Gives Amber Rose A Failing Grade, "I'm Not Judgmental But I Do Like A Certain Amount Of Class".

Ice Cube Spills The "Kool-Aid" On The Net, "Nobody Will Stock The Single"

July 26, 2010 5:40 PM

West Coast rap veteran Ice Cube has announced plans to debut his new song, "Drink The Kool-Aid," on the Internet tomorrow.

Continue reading Ice Cube Spills The "Kool-Aid" On The Net, "Nobody Will Stock The Single".

Nicki Minaj Explains Her Absence, "Canada Thinks I'm Dangerous"

July 26, 2010 5:35 PM

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has asked fans for patience as she continues to put in studio work instead of traveling to each market throughout the country.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Explains Her Absence, "Canada Thinks I'm Dangerous".

Shyne Resurrects Notorious B.I.G. & Bob Marley For "Belize"

July 26, 2010 5:26 PM

Former Bad Boy Records artist Shyne will reportedly resurrect the late souls of Notorious B.I.G. and Boby Marley in a new song called "Belize."

Continue reading Shyne Resurrects Notorious B.I.G. & Bob Marley For "Belize".

Young Jeezy Refuses Rap Comparisons, "Nobody Should Compare Me"

July 26, 2010 1:36 PM

Young Jeezy dismisses comparisons to other rappers in new cover story and he ticks off the reasons why he's in a class by himself.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Refuses Rap Comparisons, "Nobody Should Compare Me".

LeBron James Rips Off Cavaliers Jersey, Benzino's New Mag Covers The King

July 26, 2010 1:00 PM

SOHH has learned NBA superstar LeBron James will grace the cover of Raymond "Benzino" Scott's new sports and lifestyle magazine called Skyboxx which is set to make its newstand debut next week.

Continue reading LeBron James Rips Off Cavaliers Jersey, Benzino's New Mag Covers The King.

Megan Fox Locks Lips On Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie" Set

July 26, 2010 12:30 PM

Photos of actress Megan Fox getting romantic on the set of Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" music video have leaked online.

Continue reading Megan Fox Locks Lips On Eminem's "Love The Way You Lie" Set.

Diddy, Jim Jones, Jaez Millz Remember Drug Kingpin Rich Porter [Video]

July 26, 2010 11:36 AM

New York rappers Diddy, Jim Jones and Jae Millz have paid homage to the memory of late Harlem drug kingpin Rich Porter on his 45th birthday.

Continue reading Diddy, Jim Jones, Jaez Millz Remember Drug Kingpin Rich Porter [Video].

Foxy Brown Brushes Off Haters At NYC Show, "You Can't Keep A Good B*tch Down"

July 26, 2010 11:25 AM

Rapper Foxy Brown shook off her haters last night at a New York City show just days after her highly-publicized arrest on assault charges.

Continue reading Foxy Brown Brushes Off Haters At NYC Show, "You Can't Keep A Good B*tch Down".

Fat Joe Explains Issues W/ Capitol Records, "They Left Me To Die"

July 26, 2010 11:00 AM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe recently opened up about his past issues with Capitol Records and how a difference with an executive led to the company not promoting 2009's J.O.S.E. 2.

Continue reading Fat Joe Explains Issues W/ Capitol Records, "They Left Me To Die".

Pink Shares Fear Of Eminem's Pop Disses, "I Was Always Afraid He'd Pick Me As A Target"

July 26, 2010 9:05 AM

Pop singer Pink recently shared her admiration of Eminem and revealed her initial fear of him selecting her as a target during the rapper's past run at dissing pop culture artists.

Continue reading Pink Shares Fear Of Eminem's Pop Disses, "I Was Always Afraid He'd Pick Me As A Target".

Lloyd Lays His Cards Out, Announces "King Of Hearts" LP

July 26, 2010 9:00 AM

Former Murder Inc. artist Lloyd has announced that his debut Interscope Records album will be called King of Hearts.

Continue reading Lloyd Lays His Cards Out, Announces "King Of Hearts" LP.

Diddy Throws The First Pitch At A Marlins Game

July 26, 2010 12:00 AM

Swing Batta Swing: Bad Boy Records CEO Sean "Diddy" Combs throws the first pitch at a Florida Marlins and Atlanta Braves game over the weekend at Sun Life Stadium in Miami.

DJ Khaled Envisions Eminem Collabo, "We Gon' Make Something So F*cking Crazy"

July 25, 2010 12:56 PM

Def Jam South President DJ Khaled has discussed his interest to work with Grammy-winning rapper Eminem and promised their collaboration would be the emcee's biggest anthem ever.

Continue reading DJ Khaled Envisions Eminem Collabo, "We Gon' Make Something So F*cking Crazy".

Atlantic Records Responds To "Lasers" Petition

July 25, 2010 12:15 PM

After an online petition demanding the release of Lupe Fiasco's Lasers album circulated this week, Atlantic Records has addressed the matter.

Continue reading Atlantic Records Responds To "Lasers" Petition.

Tony Yayo On Game Re-Joining G-Unit, "I'd Run Him Over With The Tour Bus" [Video]

July 25, 2010 11:36 AM

New York rapper Tony Yayo has addressed Game's recent talks of wanting a G-Unit reunion and revealed what deadly consequences there would be if they united.

Continue reading Tony Yayo On Game Re-Joining G-Unit, "I'd Run Him Over With The Tour Bus" [Video].

Rick Ross & Eminem SoundScan Battle Intensifies

July 25, 2010 10:43 AM

The battle for top-album may come down to the wire as rappers Rick Ross and Eminem are practically dead locked for a No. 1 debut next week.

Continue reading Rick Ross & Eminem SoundScan Battle Intensifies.

Diddy Owes $996K For Being A Bad Boy In NYC

July 25, 2010 10:19 AM

Bad Boy Records CEO Sean "Diddy" Combs reportedly owes nearly $1 million to New York City for illegally plastering promotional posters throughout the Big Apple.

Continue reading Diddy Owes $996K For Being A Bad Boy In NYC.

Terror Squad's Fat Joe Peeps A Jordan Tournament

July 25, 2010 12:00 AM

Sky High: Terror Squad leader Fat Joe peeps a recent Jordan Brand basketball tournament.

Photo taken from Fat Joe's Twitter

Christina Milian Accuses The-Dream Of Cheating During 5-Month Marriage

July 24, 2010 7:02 PM

R&B singer Christina Milian has reportedly called out soon-to-be ex-husband The-Dream for cheating on her during their five-month marriage.

Continue reading Christina Milian Accuses The-Dream Of Cheating During 5-Month Marriage.

Nicki Minaj Gives Inside Scoop On Debut Production, "I Don't Want To Say Too Much"

July 24, 2010 6:36 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has given fans more reasons to become excited over her upcoming solo album by revealing some inside production details.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Gives Inside Scoop On Debut Production, "I Don't Want To Say Too Much".

DJ Khaled Wants Threesome W/ Alicia Keys & Beyonce, "Imagine Them Singing 'We Takin' Over'"

July 24, 2010 8:15 AM

Def Jam South President DJ Khaled has revealed an interest to work with Grammy-winning singers Alicia Keys and Beyonce in the near future.

Continue reading DJ Khaled Wants Threesome W/ Alicia Keys & Beyonce, "Imagine Them Singing 'We Takin' Over'".

Foxy Brown's Therapist Comes Forward, "She's Obviously Got A Lot Of Issues"

July 24, 2010 8:10 AM

An ex-therapist for Foxy Brown has came forward to speak on the rapper's recent arrest on an alleged assault and probation violation charge this week.

Continue reading Foxy Brown's Therapist Comes Forward, "She's Obviously Got A Lot Of Issues".

Rick Ross Dreams Up Dr. Dre Collabo, "I'm Putting It In The Air Right Now"

July 24, 2010 8:00 AM

Def Jam's Rick Ross has decided to place past differences with Dr. Dre's artist, 50 Cent, aside and revealed his interest in collaborating with the renowned music producer.

Continue reading Rick Ross Dreams Up Dr. Dre Collabo, "I'm Putting It In The Air Right Now".

Come & Take A Walk With Me

July 24, 2010 12:00 AM

Run This Town: The-Dream's ex-wife, Christina Milian, stretches before taking a run in Woodland Hills, California.

Photo taken from Rap-Up

DJ Khaled Determined To Unite Lil Kim & Nicki Minaj, "I Can Make That Happen"

July 23, 2010 11:36 PM

DJ Khaled recently weighed in on the dispute between Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj sounding alike and said he will be first in line to unite both emcees on a new record.

Continue reading DJ Khaled Determined To Unite Lil Kim & Nicki Minaj, "I Can Make That Happen".

Dr. Dre Gets Hit For $1.2 Mil, Lawsuit Filed Over Unpaid Studio Sessions

July 23, 2010 11:02 PM

Renowned producer Dr. Dre has reportedly been sued for over $1.2 million by Paramount Recordings Studios over unpaid studio sessions.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Gets Hit For $1.2 Mil, Lawsuit Filed Over Unpaid Studio Sessions.

Game Reveals Unreleased Lil Wayne & Baby Collabo, "Always Gotta Have Them A Part Of Anything Red"

July 23, 2010 9:00 PM

West Coast rapper Game has revealed that an unreleased collaboration with Lil Wayne and Baby will make his new mixtape, Brake Lights set to drop next month.

Continue reading Game Reveals Unreleased Lil Wayne & Baby Collabo, "Always Gotta Have Them A Part Of Anything Red".

T.I. & Tiny's Secret Hawaii Wedding Rumors Hit The Internet

July 23, 2010 6:05 PM

Rumors on a wedding for rapper T.I. and his long-time fiancee Tameka "Tiny" Cottle have hit the Internet and suggest that the ceremony will take place this weekend in Hawaii.

Continue reading T.I. & Tiny's Secret Hawaii Wedding Rumors Hit The Internet.

Kid Cudi Attacked On-Stage During Ohio Show, Footage Leaks [Video]

July 23, 2010 5:05 PM

G.O.O.D. Music artist Kid Cudi was attacked during an Ohio performance yesterday and footage from the incident has since leaked online.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Attacked On-Stage During Ohio Show, Footage Leaks [Video].

Irv Gotti Believes "Nicki Minaj Is As Talented As Lauryn Hill"

July 23, 2010 4:14 PM

Music industry veteran Irv Gotti has shared his views on Nicki Minaj and compared the emcee to renowned Grammy-winning artist Lauryn Hill.

Continue reading Irv Gotti Believes "Nicki Minaj Is As Talented As Lauryn Hill".

Young Buck Accuses 50 Cent Of Conspiracy, "He Wants To Destroy My Life"

July 23, 2010 4:00 PM

Former G-Unit member Young Buck has accused 50 Cent of wanting to secretly destroy his rap career by indefinitely shelving his contractual albums.

Continue reading Young Buck Accuses 50 Cent Of Conspiracy, "He Wants To Destroy My Life".

Drake Prematurely Calls "Thank Me Later" Platinum

July 23, 2010 3:49 PM

Young Money's Drake has thanked fans prematurely for helping his Thank Me Later debut reach platinum status assuming the album has sold over a million copies since its release last month.

Continue reading Drake Prematurely Calls "Thank Me Later" Platinum.

Eminem Scolds Kanye West Over Taylor Swift Incident, "He Shouldn't Have Done That"

July 23, 2010 2:10 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem scolds Kanye West over his public interruption during country singer Taylor Swift's MTV Video Music Awards acceptance speech last fall in the new issue of SPIN magazine.

Continue reading Eminem Scolds Kanye West Over Taylor Swift Incident, "He Shouldn't Have Done That".

Swizz Beatz Recruits Jay-Z & Drake For New Record

July 23, 2010 1:40 PM

Producer Swizz Beatz has updated fans on the status of his upcoming untitled solo album and said that guest appearances will include Jay-Z, Drake and more.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Recruits Jay-Z & Drake For New Record.

Rick Ross Upsets The Mob, Kanye West's Jump-Off Has Got Some D's, LeBron James Is Worse Than Swine Flu

July 23, 2010 11:55 AM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we're gonna take that a** back seven days and find out why Rick Ross is the motherf*cking "Boss 4 Life," lick our lips at Kanye West's new b*tch, listen to all the b*tching and moaning over LeBron James and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Rick Ross Upsets The Mob, Kanye West's Jump-Off Has Got Some D's, LeBron James Is Worse Than Swine Flu .

Lupe Fiasco Awakened By "Lasers" Petition, "By Any Means Necessary!"

July 23, 2010 11:45 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has publicly shared his reaction to fans issuing a petition against Atlantic Records in hopes of getting his long-awaited Lasers album into stores.

Continue reading Lupe Fiasco Awakened By "Lasers" Petition, "By Any Means Necessary!".

Tony Yayo Wants Nicki Minaj On G-Unit, "She Should Be With The Unit" [Video]

July 23, 2010 11:15 AM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo has publicly praised Nicki Minaj and said the Young Money artist should definitely get down with his camp.

Continue reading Tony Yayo Wants Nicki Minaj On G-Unit, "She Should Be With The Unit" [Video].

Foxy Brown Addresses Neighbor Assault, "Bum B*tches Ain't Stop Nothin'!"

July 23, 2010 10:45 AM

New York rapper Foxy Brown has addressed her arrest earlier this week after being taken into police custody for allegedly assaulting a Brooklyn neighbor.

Continue reading Foxy Brown Addresses Neighbor Assault, "Bum B*tches Ain't Stop Nothin'!".

The-Dream Divorced Christina Milian During Pregnancy

July 23, 2010 10:10 AM

R&B singer The-Dream and Christina Milian's divorce papers have leaked online and show that he filed for separation a few days prior to the birth of their daughter.

Continue reading The-Dream Divorced Christina Milian During Pregnancy.

Game Finds Religion & Does Some Praying

July 23, 2010 12:00 AM

Pearly Gates: Game finds a holy friend while traveling throughout the United States.

Photo taken from Game's Twitter

PBA President Responds To Ice-T's "Disrespectful" Arrest Rant, "Real Police Officers Enforce Real Laws"

July 22, 2010 6:00 PM

Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Patrick Lynch has stepped forward to address Ice-T's Twitter rant after he was arrested in New York City on a driving violation earlier this week .

Continue reading PBA President Responds To Ice-T's "Disrespectful" Arrest Rant, "Real Police Officers Enforce Real Laws".

Kid Cudi Spoils G.O.O.D. Music Day W/ "Man On The Moon 2" Pushback

July 22, 2010 5:50 PM

Rapper Kid Cudi has reportedly ruined plans for the upcoming G.O.O.D. Music Day by pushing his new album Man on the Moon 2 to late September.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Spoils G.O.O.D. Music Day W/ "Man On The Moon 2" Pushback.

Swizz Beatz Slams Wedding Rumors, "It's Not This Weekend!"

July 22, 2010 5:45 PM

Producer Swizz Beatz has addressed recent rumors that he and singer Alicia Keys will be getting married this weekend.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Slams Wedding Rumors, "It's Not This Weekend!".

Nas Serious About "Untitled" Follow-Up, "I'm Looking At It As One Of The Most Important Records Of My Life"

July 22, 2010 4:50 PM

Grammy-nominated rapper Nas recently confirmed reports that he is beginning work on a new solo album and said that it may become one of the most important records of his career.

Continue reading Nas Serious About "Untitled" Follow-Up, "I'm Looking At It As One Of The Most Important Records Of My Life".

DMX's Wife Officially Separates From Rapper After 11 Years

July 22, 2010 4:00 PM

The wife of rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons has reportedly separated from her husband of over a decade and is planning a new reality show.

Continue reading DMX's Wife Officially Separates From Rapper After 11 Years.

T.I. Discusses Negative Prison Bid Effects, "Putting Me In Took Me Off That Positive Path"

July 22, 2010 1:20 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. recently opened up about the effects of serving time in prison for a felony gun conviction.

Continue reading T.I. Discusses Negative Prison Bid Effects, "Putting Me In Took Me Off That Positive Path".

"I Can Tell You Firsthand, Amber Rose & Tahiry Are About Their Business" -Benzino

July 22, 2010 1:00 PM

With this first annual Hip Hop Weekly Swimsuit and Summer Fashion issue, we wanted to create our own lane. We came up with the swimsuit edition but we figured that we feature over 200 products relating to style in the magazine. So we kinda wanted to do two separate covers, the same magazine but with two different covers. One with Amber Rose that kinda represents style and the other one with that Sports Illustrated look with Tahiry.

Continue reading "I Can Tell You Firsthand, Amber Rose & Tahiry Are About Their Business" -Benzino.

Lupe Fiasco Fans Petition Atlantic Records Over "Lasers" Delay, "Enough Is Enough"

July 22, 2010 11:40 AM

Fans of Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco have issued a petition to force Atlantic Records to release his upcoming Lasers album.

Continue reading Lupe Fiasco Fans Petition Atlantic Records Over "Lasers" Delay, "Enough Is Enough".

Lloyd Banks Lands Huge Victory In Canada Assault Case

July 22, 2010 11:10 AM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks reportedly avoided jail time and fines after a judge dismissed charges relating to his January assault arrest in Canada.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Lands Huge Victory In Canada Assault Case.

Kid Cudi Addresses NYC Drug Arrest, "I Was Wilding Out & Sh*t"

July 22, 2010 10:30 AM

G.O.O.D. Music's Kid Cudi reportedly addressed his recent New York City arrest on destruction and drug charges.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Addresses NYC Drug Arrest, "I Was Wilding Out & Sh*t".

Drake Reveals His Biggest Turn-Ons, "When Women Listen To What I'm Saying, That Gets Me Excited" [Video]

July 22, 2010 10:00 AM

Young Money rapper Drake recently talked about how women who learn his lyrics turn him on the most.

Continue reading Drake Reveals His Biggest Turn-Ons, "When Women Listen To What I'm Saying, That Gets Me Excited" [Video].

Nicki Minaj Shares "Your Love" Music Video Feedback

July 22, 2010 9:50 AM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has responded to fans' reactions of her new "Your Love" music video which debuted online yesterday.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Shares "Your Love" Music Video Feedback.

Fabolous Forgets Rhyme-Filled BlackBerry At NJ Restaurant

July 22, 2010 9:00 AM

New York rapper Fabolous nearly found himself rhyme-less after leaving his BlackBerry filled with rap lyrics in a New Jersey restaurant.

Continue reading Fabolous Forgets Rhyme-Filled BlackBerry At NJ Restaurant.

Rick Ross & Trina Celebrate "Teflon Don" Album Release

July 22, 2010 12:00 AM

Port of Miami: Trina & Rick Ross celebrate the release of Teflon Don at King of Diamonds in Miami, Florida

Photo taken from Necole Bitchie

Nas Ends Silence On Kelis Divorce, "I Thought We Were Going To Go Through It Big"

July 21, 2010 11:43 PM

Rap veteran Nas has broken his silence on being separating from singer/ex-wife Kelis after dodging media questions over the past year.

Continue reading Nas Ends Silence On Kelis Divorce, "I Thought We Were Going To Go Through It Big".

B.o.B. Disputes Rap Retirement, "I Feel Like I'll Be In The Music Industry For The Rest Of My Life"

July 21, 2010 11:28 PM

Grand Hustle rapper B.o.B. recently considered how long of a run he plans to make within the music industry and when, if at all, he would hang up the microphone for good.

Continue reading B.o.B. Disputes Rap Retirement, "I Feel Like I'll Be In The Music Industry For The Rest Of My Life".

UPDATE: Eminem & Rihanna's "Love The Way You Lie" Photo Shoot Pic Leaks

July 21, 2010 11:00 PM

Footage from Eminem and Rihanna's "Love the Way You Lie" music video shoot has leaked online today.

Continue reading UPDATE: Eminem & Rihanna's "Love The Way You Lie" Photo Shoot Pic Leaks.

Foxy Brown Arrested In NYC After Altercation With Woman

July 21, 2010 10:31 PM

New York rapper Foxy Brown was reportedly arrested tonight in Brooklyn after violating a protective order filed against her dating back to 2007.

Continue reading Foxy Brown Arrested In NYC After Altercation With Woman.

50 Cent Promises To Cease Rap Beefs, "I Will Make A Point To Not Even Respond"

July 21, 2010 6:27 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has decided to cease being painted as the "bad guy" in rap beefs and will stop entertaining artists with diss records.

Continue reading 50 Cent Promises To Cease Rap Beefs, "I Will Make A Point To Not Even Respond".

Rick Ross' "Teflon Don" Projected To Sell 180K In First-Week

July 21, 2010 5:57 PM

Miami rapper Rick Ross' Teflon Don album is projected to sell up to 180,000 copies in its first-week in retail stores.

Continue reading Rick Ross' "Teflon Don" Projected To Sell 180K In First-Week.

Notorious B.I.G. & Jay-Z Inspire Fabolous, "Those Two Stand Out For Me"

July 21, 2010 4:30 PM

New York rapper Fabolous recently talked about his role models in life and listed the late Notorious B.I.G. and Jay-Z as his top two inspirations.

Continue reading Notorious B.I.G. & Jay-Z Inspire Fabolous, "Those Two Stand Out For Me".

Bizarre Says Don't Call D12's Return A Comeback, "We Just Had To Get Ourselves Together"

July 21, 2010 4:05 PM

With recent talk of an upcoming D12 album being in the works, SOHH hit up Bizarre to find out what hip-hop heads can expect from the Dirty Dozen in 2010.

Continue reading Bizarre Says Don't Call D12's Return A Comeback, "We Just Had To Get Ourselves Together".

Lil Wayne Receives Weekly Visits From Cash Money, Baby Says

July 21, 2010 1:40 PM

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne may be locked up but Cash Money Records co-owner Baby recently updated fans on how much support his artist has been receiving.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Receives Weekly Visits From Cash Money, Baby Says.

T.I. Draws Up Rap Exit Strategy, "I Want To Have Made My Mark In Film By Jay-Z & Eminem's Age"

July 21, 2010 1:35 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. recently opened up about when he plans to step away from album-making and said he envisions a career filled with movie accolades.

Continue reading T.I. Draws Up Rap Exit Strategy, "I Want To Have Made My Mark In Film By Jay-Z & Eminem's Age".

Kanye West Should Make G.O.O.D. Music W/ Pusha T, Pharrell Says

July 21, 2010 1:20 PM

With recent buzz about a speculated deal for Kanye West to work with The Clipse's Pusha T, the rappers' close associate Pharrell shared his thoughts on what this could mean for the duo.

Continue reading Kanye West Should Make G.O.O.D. Music W/ Pusha T, Pharrell Says.

SOHH What's Up: Triple C's Gunplay, Capone, Nu Jerzey Devil On The Check-In

July 21, 2010 12:20 PM

Every day, SOHH is checking in on your favorite artists, athletes and entertainment personalities! Today, Nu Jerzey Devil, CNN's Capone and Nu Jerzey Devil tell "SOHH, What's Up."

Continue reading SOHH What's Up: Triple C's Gunplay, Capone, Nu Jerzey Devil On The Check-In.

Eminem Remains On Top, M.I.A. Slides Into Top 10, Curren$y, Paul Wall & CNN Invade The Charts

July 21, 2010 12:05 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem remains dominate atop the competition, M.I.A. debuts in the Top 10 plus new releases from Curren$y, Paul Wall and Capone-N-Nore invade the charts.

Continue reading Eminem Remains On Top, M.I.A. Slides Into Top 10, Curren$y, Paul Wall & CNN Invade The Charts.

Megan Fox To Get Steamy In Eminem & Rihanna's "Love The Way You Lie" Music Video

July 21, 2010 11:45 AM

Actress Megan Fox is reportedly being considered to appear in the upcoming "Love the Way You Lie" music video by Eminem and Rihanna.

Continue reading Megan Fox To Get Steamy In Eminem & Rihanna's "Love The Way You Lie" Music Video.

John Gotti's Grandson Attacks Rick Ross, "Only In America Can You Go From C.O. To Teflon Don"

July 21, 2010 9:52 AM

Late mob boss John Gotti's grandson has publicly attacked rapper Rick Ross for naming his new album Teflon Don and said permission should have been requested to use the convict's nickname.

Continue reading John Gotti's Grandson Attacks Rick Ross, "Only In America Can You Go From C.O. To Teflon Don".

Dame Dash Discusses Jay-Z Fall Out, "[He] Did What A Criminal Would Do"

July 21, 2010 9:06 AM

Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder Damon "Dame" Dash recently discussed his falling out with Jay-Z around 2005 and said the rap mogul ultimately betrayed their relationship.

Continue reading Dame Dash Discusses Jay-Z Fall Out, "[He] Did What A Criminal Would Do".

Nicki Minaj Goes To Samurai War In "Your Love" Music Video [Video]

July 21, 2010 8:38 AM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has released her new music video, "Your Love," today which features the rapper as a samurai with feelings for her master.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Goes To Samurai War In "Your Love" Music Video [Video].

Swizz Beatz & Lenny Kravitz Spotted Shopping In The City

July 21, 2010 12:00 AM

Two Man Band Men: Swizz Beatz & Lenny Kravitz spotted doing some Big Apple shopping in New York City this week.

Photo taken from Rap-Up

Pharrell Calls Rhea's Short-Lived N.E.R.D. Relationship Experimental

July 20, 2010 10:49 PM

Producer Pharrell Williams has explained his past decision not to formally induct singer Rhea into his N.E.R.D. hip-rock group a few years ago.

Continue reading Pharrell Calls Rhea's Short-Lived N.E.R.D. Relationship Experimental.

Busta Rhymes Gives Nicki Minaj Career Advice, "She Needs To Show Up In A Couple Of These Movies"

July 20, 2010 10:18 PM

Rap veteran Busta Rhymes recently shared his admiration toward Young Money's Nicki Minaj and applauded her ability to diversify her rap image.

Continue reading Busta Rhymes Gives Nicki Minaj Career Advice, "She Needs To Show Up In A Couple Of These Movies".

Amber Rose Says Make Love Not War, "Don't Knock A B*tch For What She Does"

July 20, 2010 5:44 PM

Model Amber Rose has offered some words of inspiration to females by encouraging girl power and requested that women stop spreading hate toward one another.

Continue reading Amber Rose Says Make Love Not War, "Don't Knock A B*tch For What She Does".

UPDATE: Coco Addresses Ice-T's Arrest, "That Was The Worst Feeling To See Him In Handcuffs"

July 20, 2010 5:12 PM

Model Coco has come forward to address her husband/rapper Ice-T being arrested in New York City today on a driving violation.

Continue reading UPDATE: Coco Addresses Ice-T's Arrest, "That Was The Worst Feeling To See Him In Handcuffs".

Rick Ross Talks Snagging Chrisette Michele & Drake For "Aston Martin Music"

July 20, 2010 4:50 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross recently talked about snagging singer Chrisette Michele and Drake to spot him guest features on their new collaboration track, "Aston Martin Music."

Continue reading Rick Ross Talks Snagging Chrisette Michele & Drake For "Aston Martin Music".

Ke$ha Gets Comfy Touring With Rihanna, "We Talk About Boys, Naked"

July 20, 2010 4:40 PM

Music newcomer Ke$ha recently talked about her experience touring with Rihanna on the "Last Girl on Earth Tour" and their chemistry on the road.

Continue reading Ke$ha Gets Comfy Touring With Rihanna, "We Talk About Boys, Naked".

Lil Wayne On LeBron James Heating Up Miami, "Anything Less Than An NBA Championship Will Be Uncivilized"

July 20, 2010 4:30 PM

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has shared his reaction to the recent signing of NBA superstar LeBron James to the Miami Heat.

Continue reading Lil Wayne On LeBron James Heating Up Miami, "Anything Less Than An NBA Championship Will Be Uncivilized".

Kelis Slams Door On Divorce Rumors, "People Still Don't Know What Happened Or What's Happening"

July 20, 2010 1:55 PM

R&B singer Kelis has slammed the door on gossip sites and media speculating on why she divorced rapper Nas after four years of marriage.

Continue reading Kelis Slams Door On Divorce Rumors, "People Still Don't Know What Happened Or What's Happening".

T.I. On Young Jeezy & DJ Drama Deading Beef, "People Look For Dramatic Events"

July 20, 2010 1:42 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has given his reaction to former rap rivals Young Jeezy and DJ Drama putting aside their differences and retiring their past beef last year.

Continue reading T.I. On Young Jeezy & DJ Drama Deading Beef, "People Look For Dramatic Events".

SOHH What's Up: Crooked I, Kia Shine, Somaya Reece, Skillz, DJ Skee On The Check-In

July 20, 2010 1:06 PM

Every day, SOHH is checking in on your favorite artists, athletes and entertainment personalities! Today, Crooked I, Kia Shine, Somaya Reece, Skillz, DJ Skee tell "SOHH, What's Up."

Continue reading SOHH What's Up: Crooked I, Kia Shine, Somaya Reece, Skillz, DJ Skee On The Check-In.

Ice-T Arrested In New York City, Taken Into Police Custody

July 20, 2010 12:13 PM

Rap veteran Ice-T has reportedly been arrested in New York City today after being pulled over for driving on a suspended license.

Continue reading Ice-T Arrested In New York City, Taken Into Police Custody.

Lil Wayne To Drake: "I'm Coming Back, Jimmy!"

July 20, 2010 11:52 AM

For Caption Diss, the good ol' folks at SOHH are back at it giving y'all, the loyal doggies, a chance to capture the final word(s). The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets to kick back with that SOHH Cap Diss crown for a week. Guess who's coming back?

Continue reading Lil Wayne To Drake: "I'm Coming Back, Jimmy!".

Ras Kass Laces "A.D.I.D.A.S." Up, "Play My Sh*t Against Whoever Says They Got A Hot Album"

July 20, 2010 11:09 AM

With today's release of Ras Kass' A.D.I.D.A.S. album, SOHH hit up the West Coast rap veteran to get the inside scoop on his new double CD.

Continue reading Ras Kass Laces "A.D.I.D.A.S." Up, "Play My Sh*t Against Whoever Says They Got A Hot Album".

Shyne Recalls Belize Deportation, "I Always Knew It Was A Possibility"

July 20, 2010 10:30 AM

New York rapper Shyne recalls being deported after his release from prison last October in the new September XXL Magazine.

Continue reading Shyne Recalls Belize Deportation, "I Always Knew It Was A Possibility".

Drake Wants Presidential Status, "I Hope Somebody Makes A Movie About Obama Because I Could Play Him"

July 20, 2010 9:26 AM

Young Money's Drake recently discussed his admiration toward United States President Barack Obama and said he could portray the first elected African American head of state in a movie.

Continue reading Drake Wants Presidential Status, "I Hope Somebody Makes A Movie About Obama Because I Could Play Him".

Jay-Z & Beyonce Dominate Forbes' 2010 Money Makers List

July 20, 2010 9:02 AM

Rap mogul Jay-Z and his wife/singer Beyonce have earned spots on the annual Forbes' Money Makers list alongside U2, AC/DC, Black Eyed Peas and more.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Beyonce Dominate Forbes' 2010 Money Makers List.

Rick Ross Finds Himself As A Toy Figurine

July 20, 2010 12:00 AM

Mr. Me Too: Def Jam's Rick Ross finds a smaller version of himself as a collectible during his Teflon Don road trip.

Photo taken from Rick Ross' Twitter page.

Diddy Reveals His Biggest Business Mistake

July 19, 2010 10:16 PM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy reveals his biggest business mistake in a one-on-one sit down with Fuse TV's Toure tomorrow.

Continue reading Diddy Reveals His Biggest Business Mistake.

Freeway Ricky Ross Talks Jay-Z & Rick Ross Lawsuit, "They Didn't Think I Was [Getting] Out Of Prison"

July 19, 2010 9:31 PM

Former drug kingpin Freeway Ricky Ross has revealed the motivation behind his recent decision to sue Jay-Z for signing rapper Rick Ross to Def Jam in 2005.

Continue reading Freeway Ricky Ross Talks Jay-Z & Rick Ross Lawsuit, "They Didn't Think I Was [Getting] Out Of Prison".

Drake Gives Bloggers The Cold Shoulder, "I Stopped Going On A Computer"

July 19, 2010 5:49 PM

Young Money rapper Drake recently talked about his inability to accept negative criticism from bloggers and explained why he opts out of getting caught in online opinions.

Continue reading Drake Gives Bloggers The Cold Shoulder, "I Stopped Going On A Computer".

Young Jeezy On "TM103" Delay, "That's Like Telling A Motherf*cker Anything Just To Get It Done"

July 19, 2010 5:14 PM

Southern rapper Young Jeezy defends the decision to delay his upcoming Thug Motivation 103 album through late September in the new XXL Magazine.

Continue reading Young Jeezy On "TM103" Delay, "That's Like Telling A Motherf*cker Anything Just To Get It Done".

"Nicki Minaj's Not Nearly At The Level Of Fame & Buzz That Drake's At" -Toure

July 19, 2010 5:10 PM

Drake is a great artist and he has really made himself known as an emcee that can also sing. But I feel that Thank Me Later did not come out as good as some of the mixtapes he has put out in the past.

Continue reading "Nicki Minaj's Not Nearly At The Level Of Fame & Buzz That Drake's At" -Toure.

Shyne Ends Silence On Diddy, "I Don't Know Whether He Was Nervous [Or] Afraid"

July 19, 2010 4:44 PM

Former Bad Boy Records artist Shyne breaks his silence on Diddy and how he viewed his ex-boss after taking a ten-year prison sentence in the September XXL Magazine.

Continue reading Shyne Ends Silence On Diddy, "I Don't Know Whether He Was Nervous [Or] Afraid".

Ice Cube Circles "I Am The West" Release Date, "Mark It On Your Calendar"

July 19, 2010 4:30 PM

West Coast rap veteran Ice Cube has once again pushed back the release date for his upcoming I Am The West album to late September.

Continue reading Ice Cube Circles "I Am The West" Release Date, "Mark It On Your Calendar".

Lil Wayne's "Carter IV" Will Be Life-Changing, Tha Bizness Producer Says

July 19, 2010 1:00 PM

Tha Bizness' Dow Jones recently gave his opinion on Lil Wayne's forthcoming Tha Carter IV album and said it will change people's lives.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's "Carter IV" Will Be Life-Changing, Tha Bizness Producer Says.

Snoop Dogg's Rich & Infamous Clothing Line Goes Out Of Business

July 19, 2010 12:20 PM

West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg's Rich & Infamous clothing line has reportedly been shut down after two years in retail carriers.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg's Rich & Infamous Clothing Line Goes Out Of Business .

SOHH What's Up: Stat Quo, Angela Yee, N.O.R.E., Sadat X On The Check-In

July 19, 2010 11:47 AM

Every day, SOHH is checking in on your favorite artists, athletes and entertainment personalities! Today, N.O.R.E., Angela Yee, Sadat X and Stat Quo tell "SOHH, What's Up."

Continue reading SOHH What's Up: Stat Quo, Angela Yee, N.O.R.E., Sadat X On The Check-In.

"I Wasn't Even Mad About Mel Gibson Saying 'N*gger', It Was 'The Pack'" -Ras Kass

July 19, 2010 11:29 AM

As a kid, I felt Lethal Weapon and Mel Gibson seemed like he was always a cool dude. But then, I figured out pretty much by the time you grow up, if somebody doesn't like Jews or says "F*ck the Jews," then don't expect them to say, "I hate f*cking Jews but black guys are cool."

Continue reading "I Wasn't Even Mad About Mel Gibson Saying 'N*gger', It Was 'The Pack'" -Ras Kass.

Lil Kim Lets The Dog Out, Shocks Fans With Surprise DMX Performance [Video]

July 19, 2010 10:30 AM

New York rapper Lil Kim shocked fans over the weekend by bringing out recently released rapper DMX during an Arizona concert.

Continue reading Lil Kim Lets The Dog Out, Shocks Fans With Surprise DMX Performance [Video].

Too Short "Outraged" Over Arrest Reports, "I Never Will Take Advantage Of Any Underage Woman"

July 19, 2010 9:56 AM

Rap veteran Todd "Too Short" Shaw has come forward to address his arrest in Idaho last week and slam reports that his situation involved underaged women.

Continue reading Too Short "Outraged" Over Arrest Reports, "I Never Will Take Advantage Of Any Underage Woman".

Rick Ross Puts Baby In His Top 5 MCs List [Video]

July 19, 2010 9:18 AM

Southern rapper Rick Ross has revealed his top five favorite rappers of all-time and said friend/collaborator Baby easily makes the list.

Continue reading Rick Ross Puts Baby In His Top 5 MCs List [Video].

50 Cent Clowns Diddy In Brazil, "Don't Act Like A B*tch!" [Video]

July 19, 2010 8:53 AM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has taken his issues with Diddy overseas by dissing the rap mogul during a Brazil performance this past weekend.

Continue reading 50 Cent Clowns Diddy In Brazil, "Don't Act Like A B*tch!" [Video].

Snoop Dogg Checks Out "Mafia II"

July 19, 2010 12:00 AM

Mafia Music II: West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg visits 2K Games and tests out the upcoming "Mafia II" video game.

Photo submitted by 2K Games.

Nas Delivers During Crunch Time, Says DJ Khaled

July 18, 2010 2:11 PM

Def Jam South President DJ Khaled recently recalled working with Nas for their "Victory" collaboration and said the rap mogul nearly missed his deadline.

Continue reading Nas Delivers During Crunch Time, Says DJ Khaled.

Diddy Still Reps Money, Power & Respect, "There Are Rules To This Game"

July 18, 2010 1:35 PM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has offered some advice to hip-hop fans by speaking on the importance of respect in the rap game.

Continue reading Diddy Still Reps Money, Power & Respect, "There Are Rules To This Game".

Plies Avoids Jail Time, Fines In 2006 Shooting Lawsuit

July 18, 2010 1:04 PM

Southern rapper Plies has avoided serving any jail time and paying out settlements after being sued for his role in a 2006 Florida shooting.

Continue reading Plies Avoids Jail Time, Fines In 2006 Shooting Lawsuit.

Eminem & Rihanna Green Lighted For New Video Shoot

July 18, 2010 12:50 PM

Grammy-winning artists Eminem and Rihanna have reportedly been green lighted to shoot a music video together this upcoming week.

Continue reading Eminem & Rihanna Green Lighted For New Video Shoot.

Game Paints His "Brake Lights" All-Red Everything

July 18, 2010 12:17 PM

West Coast rapper Game has revealed the artwork behind his upcoming Brake Lights mixtape.

Continue reading Game Paints His "Brake Lights" All-Red Everything.

Drake Poses On The Set Of His New Music Video

July 18, 2010 12:00 AM

You Fancy: Young Money's Drake takes a moment to pose on the set of his "Fancy" music video.

Photo taken from Hip Hop N More

DJ Khaled Earned Kanye West's Respect, "He Don't Just F*ck With Anybody"

July 17, 2010 11:35 AM

Def Jam South President DJ Khaled recently talked about his working relationship with Kanye West and how the Grammy-winning superstar is not your typical emcee.

Continue reading DJ Khaled Earned Kanye West's Respect, "He Don't Just F*ck With Anybody".

Ice Cube Says LeBron James "Won't Work" In Miami, "We Laughed At Him Joining The Heat"

July 17, 2010 11:11 AM

West Coast rap veteran Ice Cube has shared his thoughts on NBA superstar LeBron James recently leaving the Cleveland Cavaliers and joining Dwayne Wade on the Miami Heat.

Continue reading Ice Cube Says LeBron James "Won't Work" In Miami, "We Laughed At Him Joining The Heat".

Alicia Keys Goes Dolo, Terminates Manager After 10 Years

July 17, 2010 10:15 AM

Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys has decided to go for self after releasing a statement announcing her termination of longtime manager Jeff Robinson.

Continue reading Alicia Keys Goes Dolo, Terminates Manager After 10 Years.

Fabolous Snags Rick Ross' Producer, Ryan Leslie For "No Competition 2"

July 17, 2010 10:01 AM

Grammy-nominated rapper Fabolous has linked with Rick Ross' "B.M.F." producer Lex Luger and hitmaker Ryan Leslie to assist on his upcoming There Is No Competition 2 EP.

Continue reading Fabolous Snags Rick Ross' Producer, Ryan Leslie For "No Competition 2".

Drake Gets "Fancy" For The Ladies, "It's Just Made To Make Women Feel Special"

July 17, 2010 9:29 AM

Young Money rapper Drake recently talked about the motivation behind his upcoming "Fancy" music video and said his Thank Me Later visual is strictly for the ladies.

Continue reading Drake Gets "Fancy" For The Ladies, "It's Just Made To Make Women Feel Special".

Dr. Dre Spotted In The Studio Working On "Detox"

July 17, 2010 12:00 AM

More Than Music: Dr. Dre spotted working in the studio putting together Detox.

Photo taken from 57th Ave

Rick Ross Unrolling Agressive "Teflon Don" Marketing Plan, Says Def Jam VP

July 16, 2010 5:50 PM

Def Jam's Rick Ross has launched an aggressive marketing plan which includes mixtape releases, video footage and city-to-city promotional touring.

Continue reading Rick Ross Unrolling Agressive "Teflon Don" Marketing Plan, Says Def Jam VP.

50 Cent May Scrap "Black Magic" Album, "I Started Writing Material That Don't Fit That Concept" [Video]

July 16, 2010 5:30 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent is considering shelving his upcoming Black Magic album and considering a new direction for his next solo project.

Continue reading 50 Cent May Scrap "Black Magic" Album, "I Started Writing Material That Don't Fit That Concept" [Video].

Fabolous' "There Is No Competition" EP Tracklisting Revealed

July 16, 2010 5:28 PM

The tracklisting for Fabolous' upcoming The Funeral Service: There Is No Competition 2 EP has been released and shows only eight featured songs.

Continue reading Fabolous' "There Is No Competition" EP Tracklisting Revealed.

Lil Kim Hops On Dr. Dre's "Detox" LP, "I'm Really Excited"

July 16, 2010 4:10 PM

New York rap veteran Lil Kim has announced that she will be featured on Dr. Dre's long-awaited Detox album which is set to drop this fall.

Continue reading Lil Kim Hops On Dr. Dre's "Detox" LP, "I'm Really Excited".

Lloyd Banks Still Weighing Record Deal Options, "I'm Not In A Rush To Hop In The Wrong Situation" [Video]

July 16, 2010 2:55 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks recently weighed in on his current record label situation and said he won't be pressured into making a quick decision.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Still Weighing Record Deal Options, "I'm Not In A Rush To Hop In The Wrong Situation" [Video].

Eminem's "Recovery" To Hold Longest No. 1 Position For 2010

July 16, 2010 2:40 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery will reportedly remain atop the sales chart next week making it the longest-standing No. 1 album since 2009.

Continue reading Eminem's "Recovery" To Hold Longest No. 1 Position For 2010.

The-Dream Releases Open Letter, "I've Cried About This For Months & I've Tried To Take My Own Life"

July 16, 2010 1:30 PM

R&B singer The-Dream has released an open letter to fans explaining his public separation from estranged wife Christina Milian.

Continue reading The-Dream Releases Open Letter, "I've Cried About This For Months & I've Tried To Take My Own Life".

SOHH What's Up: Young Buck, DJ Envy, Boyz II Men On The Check-In

July 16, 2010 1:15 PM

Every day, SOHH is checking in on your favorite artists, athletes and entertainment personalities! Today, DJ Envy, Boyz II Men and Young Buck tell "SOHH, What's Up."

Continue reading SOHH What's Up: Young Buck, DJ Envy, Boyz II Men On The Check-In.

Naked Photos of Cassie & Diddy May Leak Soon, Says Tila Tequila

July 16, 2010 12:35 PM

Actress/Singer Tila Tequila has come forward to claim a man is trying to leak naked photos of Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy and his artist Cassie.

Continue reading Naked Photos of Cassie & Diddy May Leak Soon, Says Tila Tequila.

50 Cent Cracks A Brazilian Nut, Christina Milian Still Dreaming, Lil Wayne Gone Til' November

July 16, 2010 11:40 AM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we're gonna take that a** back seven days and look at 50 Cent getting bodied in Brazil, find out why Christina Milian is still Dreaming, calculate how the h*ll Lil Wayne is coming home this November and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading 50 Cent Cracks A Brazilian Nut, Christina Milian Still Dreaming, Lil Wayne Gone Til' November.

Lil Wayne Owes A Milli In Taxes, $1.13 Mil Debt Records Leak Online

July 16, 2010 11:10 AM

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne reportedly owes over $1 million in taxes to the Internal Revenue Service.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Owes A Milli In Taxes, $1.13 Mil Debt Records Leak Online.

Amerie Undergoes Name Change To Reflect Positivity

July 16, 2010 11:00 AM

R&B singer Amerie has officially altered her stage name after being known by her government name for the past decade.

Continue reading Amerie Undergoes Name Change To Reflect Positivity.

Fabolous Defends Selling "Funeral Service" At Retailers, "People Saying It's A Classic"

July 16, 2010 10:40 AM

Grammy-nominated rapper Fabolous recently explained his reason for re-releasing last spring's mixtape The Funeral Service: There Is No Competition 2.

Continue reading Fabolous Defends Selling "Funeral Service" At Retailers, "People Saying It's A Classic".

Tony Yayo Re-Sparks Rick Ross Feud, "F*ck Ricky Rozay!!!!"

July 16, 2010 10:00 AM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo has re-ignited his rap rivalry with Rick Ross by publicly calling him out on Twitter.

Continue reading Tony Yayo Re-Sparks Rick Ross Feud, "F*ck Ricky Rozay!!!!".

Snoop Dogg Shows Off His Mafia II Ties

July 16, 2010 12:00 AM

Mafia Music: Snoop Dogg visits 2K Games and poses with the new Mafia II 1911 gun lamp.

Photo submitted from 2K's Mafia II marketing team.

The Clipse's Pusha T Hints At G.O.O.D. Music Deal, "Hawaii Is A Nice Place, Good Music Is Made Down There"

July 15, 2010 11:40 PM

The Clipse's Pusha T has raised the radar of music fans by hinting at a possible association with Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music family of artists including Kid Cudi and Common.

Continue reading The Clipse's Pusha T Hints At G.O.O.D. Music Deal, "Hawaii Is A Nice Place, Good Music Is Made Down There".

Game Flashes "Brake Lights" W/ Cool & Dre, "This Tape Is Better Than Most N*gga's Albums"

July 15, 2010 11:35 PM

West Coast rapper Game has returned to the underground circuit with the announcement of an upcoming Cool & Dre-produced mixtape Brake Lights.

Continue reading Game Flashes "Brake Lights" W/ Cool & Dre, "This Tape Is Better Than Most N*gga's Albums".

Raekwon Cooks Up More "Cuban Linx 2" Material, "I'm Not Tryin' To Do No 5-Year Hiatus No More"

July 15, 2010 9:10 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has confirmed reports that he is putting together a bonus edition of his 2009 album, Only Built 4 Cuban Linx Pt. II.

Continue reading Raekwon Cooks Up More "Cuban Linx 2" Material, "I'm Not Tryin' To Do No 5-Year Hiatus No More".

Big Boi Compares Recording "Sir Lucious" To OutKast Albums, "The Difference Was The Writing Load"

July 15, 2010 6:00 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Big Boi recently discussed the difference between working on a solo album and putting together an OutKast project alongside Andre 3000.

Continue reading Big Boi Compares Recording "Sir Lucious" To OutKast Albums, "The Difference Was The Writing Load".

Lloyd Releases Open Apology To Ciara, "I Was Wrong For What I Said"

July 15, 2010 5:55 PM

R&B singer Lloyd has released a public apology to Ciara for controversial remarks he made about her in a published Hip Hop Weekly interview.

Continue reading Lloyd Releases Open Apology To Ciara, "I Was Wrong For What I Said".

Too Short Punches & Kicks Security Guards, Arrested In Idaho

July 15, 2010 5:45 PM

Rap veteran Todd "Too Short" Shaw was reportedly arrested last night in Idaho after assaulting three security guards following a concert.

Continue reading Too Short Punches & Kicks Security Guards, Arrested In Idaho.

Hip-Hop Weekly Unleash 3-D Swimsuit Calendar

July 15, 2010 4:45 PM

With recent buzz about an upcoming 3-D Hip Hop Weekly swimsuit calendar getting ready to hit stores, SOHH reached out to the publication's co-owner Benzino to get more details.

Continue reading Hip-Hop Weekly Unleash 3-D Swimsuit Calendar.

Drake Rolls Cameras For "Miss Me" Music Video Without Lil Wayne

July 15, 2010 3:55 PM

Young Money rapper Drake has begun filming a music video for his Lil Wayne-assisted Thank Me Later track, "Miss Me," in Atlanta, Georgia.

Continue reading Drake Rolls Cameras For "Miss Me" Music Video Without Lil Wayne.

Jay-Z & Sade To Unite For Alicia Keys' Annual NY Concert, "They're Both Icons & Major Influences Of Mine"

July 15, 2010 1:30 PM

Music icons Jay-Z and Sade will reportedly unite this fall to perform at Alicia Keys' seventh annual Black Ball New York in Manhattan.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Sade To Unite For Alicia Keys' Annual NY Concert, "They're Both Icons & Major Influences Of Mine".

"After Big Phil Died, T.I. Felt Really Paranoid & Nervous About Almost Everyone" -Toure

July 15, 2010 1:15 PM

T.I.'s homie, Big Phil, who was his man from childhood was killed in Cincinnati and that really hurt him and he felt really guilty because he wasn't able to do something.

Continue reading "After Big Phil Died, T.I. Felt Really Paranoid & Nervous About Almost Everyone" -Toure.

Fabolous Makes "Funeral Service" Arrangements

July 15, 2010 12:30 PM

New York rapper Fabolous' There Is No Competition 2: The Funeral Service EP has reportedly received a late summer release date.

Continue reading Fabolous Makes "Funeral Service" Arrangements.

Cam'ron & Vado Spread "Gunz N' Butta" This Summer

July 15, 2010 11:10 AM

Dipset's Cam'ron and Vado have reportedly tied down a summer release date for their long-delayed collaboration album, Gunz N' Butta.

Continue reading Cam'ron & Vado Spread "Gunz N' Butta" This Summer.

Bangladesh Willing To Work W/ Drake & Nicki Despite Cash Money Unpaid Royalty War

July 15, 2010 11:00 AM

After producer Bangladesh launched his battle over unpaid royalties against Cash Money Records, SOHH reached out to see if he would still be down to collaborate with Young Money.

Continue reading Bangladesh Willing To Work W/ Drake & Nicki Despite Cash Money Unpaid Royalty War.

DMX's Wife Snags Author For Tell-All Book

July 15, 2010 10:30 AM

Rapper DMX's estranged wife, Tashera Simmons, has reportedly hired author Aliya S. King to get behind an upcoming tell-all book about her life with the former Def Jam juggernaut.

Continue reading DMX's Wife Snags Author For Tell-All Book.

DJ Khaled Loses Himself In The Music

July 15, 2010 12:00 AM

We The Best: DJ Khaled loses himself in the music.

Photo taken from DJ Khaled's Twitter.

Lil Wayne To Be Released From Jail Early

July 14, 2010 10:55 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne will reportedly shave off four months from his one-year jail sentence as new reports suggest he will depart Rikers Island this fall.

Continue reading Lil Wayne To Be Released From Jail Early.

Author Claims 2Pac's Death Was A Government Conspiracy, "They Orchestrated The Assassination"

July 14, 2010 9:41 PM

The author of FBI War on Tupac Shakur & Black Leaders recently gave an interview explaining his belief that the United States government was involved in the 1996 fatal shooting of Tupac Shakur.

Continue reading Author Claims 2Pac's Death Was A Government Conspiracy, "They Orchestrated The Assassination".

Arrest Made In Will.i.am's $10K Robbery Case

July 14, 2010 6:05 PM

An arrest has reportedly been made in the recent $10,000 robbery case involving The Black Peas' Will.i.am.

Continue reading Arrest Made In Will.i.am's $10K Robbery Case.

Lindsay Lohan Channels 50 Cent As Jail Sentence Approaches

July 14, 2010 5:35 PM

Pop star Lindsay Lohan has used a quote from G-Unit leader 50 Cent to address her critics as her upcoming 90-day jail sentence approaches.

Continue reading Lindsay Lohan Channels 50 Cent As Jail Sentence Approaches.

Drake Wanted Andre 3000 On "Fancy" Record, Says Swizz Beatz

July 14, 2010 5:05 PM

Producer Swizz Beatz recently opened up about working on Drake's song "Fancy" and said Andre 3000 was originally planned to appear on the Thank Me Later record.

Continue reading Drake Wanted Andre 3000 On "Fancy" Record, Says Swizz Beatz.

Lloyd Banks Gives Out Relationship Advice, "As Far As Disrespect, You Definitely Can't Deal With That"

July 14, 2010 5:00 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has stepped away from the microphone and offered up some relationship advice to couples.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Gives Out Relationship Advice, "As Far As Disrespect, You Definitely Can't Deal With That".

Fat Joe Says Kanye West's "Power" Wasn't His Best, "He's Even Better Than That"

July 14, 2010 3:55 PM

Rap veteran Fat Joe recently shared his thoughts on Kanye West's "Power" record and said he hopes the G.O.O.D. Music leader comes out with a harder follow-up.

Continue reading Fat Joe Says Kanye West's "Power" Wasn't His Best, "He's Even Better Than That".

Big Boi "Stanks" Fans For Copping "Sir Lucious Left Foot"

July 14, 2010 2:45 PM

OutKast's Big Boi has thanked his fans for going out and supporting his long-awaited solo debut, Sir Lucious Left Foot, and helping it land on the sales chart.

Continue reading Big Boi "Stanks" Fans For Copping "Sir Lucious Left Foot".

Ruff Ryders' Eve Searching For Love, "I Need Somebody In My Life"

July 14, 2010 2:00 PM

Ruff Ryders' Eve recently opened up about her personal life and revealed that she is currently looking for romance.

Continue reading Ruff Ryders' Eve Searching For Love, "I Need Somebody In My Life".

Nicki Minaj Playfully Denies Trey Songz "Bottoms Up" Collabo, "That's Not Me, It's Roman Zolanski"

July 14, 2010 12:50 PM

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has attributed her verse on a recent Trey Songz collaboration to her alter ego "Roman Zolanski".

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Playfully Denies Trey Songz "Bottoms Up" Collabo, "That's Not Me, It's Roman Zolanski".

Eminem Still Dominates The Competition, Big Boi Lands In Top 3, Juvenile & Kelis Hit The Chart

July 14, 2010 12:20 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem still dominates his competition, Big Boi lands at No. 3, plus new releases from Juvenile and Kelis debut on the chart.

Continue reading Eminem Still Dominates The Competition, Big Boi Lands In Top 3, Juvenile & Kelis Hit The Chart.

LL Cool J's "NCIS" Filming Disrupted By Crazed Intruder W/ Lightsaber

July 14, 2010 11:45 AM

Actor/Rapper LL Cool J's "NCIS: Los Angeles" filming was disrupted this week after a crazed lightsaber wielding intruder stormed his set and caused a ruckus for cast members in California.

Continue reading LL Cool J's "NCIS" Filming Disrupted By Crazed Intruder W/ Lightsaber .

Sean Kingston Accused Of Sexual Assault, Drugging Woman

July 14, 2010 10:55 AM

A woman is claiming that she may have been drugged and sexually assaulted during an encounter with singer Sean Kingston last weekend.

Continue reading Sean Kingston Accused Of Sexual Assault, Drugging Woman.

Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Is Not A Record Label, "It's Basically A Family And A Production Company"

July 14, 2010 10:40 AM

G.O.O.D. Music's GLC has cleared the air for fans confused about whether or not Kanye West's company is an official record label.

Continue reading Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Is Not A Record Label, "It's Basically A Family And A Production Company".

Drake Begins Work On "Thank Me Later" Follow-Up

July 14, 2010 10:20 AM

Grammy-nominated rapper Drake has officially begun working on his upcoming Thank Me Later follow-up.

Continue reading Drake Begins Work On "Thank Me Later" Follow-Up.

Mister Cee Spinning Records At The Club

July 14, 2010 12:00 AM

Mood Music: New York radio station Hot 97's Mister Cee turns up the heat on the one's and two's.

Photo taken from Peter Rosenberg's Twitter.

Tony Yayo Addresses 50 Cent's Fan Attack, "He Didn't Get Beat Down Bad"

July 13, 2010 10:51 PM

G-Unit member Tony Yayo has come forward to speak on recent footage of 50 Cent being attacked by a fan during a Brazil concert last weekend.

Continue reading Tony Yayo Addresses 50 Cent's Fan Attack, "He Didn't Get Beat Down Bad".

Lupe Fiasco Blames "Lasers" Delay On Atlantic Records, "It's Out Of My Hands"

July 13, 2010 10:10 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has pointed the finger at Atlantic Records for delaying his long-awaited third album, Lasers.

Continue reading Lupe Fiasco Blames "Lasers" Delay On Atlantic Records, "It's Out Of My Hands".

Mashonda Won't Let Swizz Beatz Go, "I Kept My Last Name For My Son's Sake"

July 13, 2010 9:55 PM

R&B singer Mashonda has decided to retain her ex-husband Swizz Beatz's last name, Dean, despite going through a public divorce with him earlier this year.

Continue reading Mashonda Won't Let Swizz Beatz Go, "I Kept My Last Name For My Son's Sake".

Gloria Velez Fuels Nicki Minaj Feud, "You're Trying To Pretend That You Like Women"

July 13, 2010 5:55 PM

Rapper Gloria Velez has added on to her recent controversial views of Nicki Minaj and said the Young Money star is using her bi-sexuality as a marketing ploy.

Continue reading Gloria Velez Fuels Nicki Minaj Feud, "You're Trying To Pretend That You Like Women".

Lil Wayne Reveals Daily Rikers Island Routine, "I Wake Up Around 11 & Have Some Coffee"

July 13, 2010 5:50 PM

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has released a new letter from Rikers Island updating fans on his current condition and how impressed he has been by Drake and Nicki Minaj.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Reveals Daily Rikers Island Routine, "I Wake Up Around 11 & Have Some Coffee".

Christina Milian Responds To Funkmaster Flex's Taunts, "When Will You Just Leave Me Alone?"

July 13, 2010 5:10 PM

R&B singer Christina Milian has publicly responded radio personality Funkmaster Flex's commentary about her failed marriage to The-Dream.

Continue reading Christina Milian Responds To Funkmaster Flex's Taunts, "When Will You Just Leave Me Alone?".

Young Money's Shanell On Nicki Minaj, "I Think She Considers Herself More Than A Rapper" [Video]

July 13, 2010 4:30 PM

Young Money's Shanell aka SNL recently gave her views on labelmate Nicki Minaj and talked about how the rap star has grown over the past 12 months.

Continue reading Young Money's Shanell On Nicki Minaj, "I Think She Considers Herself More Than A Rapper" [Video].

Cam'ron Grants Vado Creative Freedom, "Everybody's At The Big Round Table" [Video]

July 13, 2010 3:00 PM

Cam'ron's protege Vado recently talked about his relationship with the Dipset leader and said he has been given creative freedom to make music.

Continue reading Cam'ron Grants Vado Creative Freedom, "Everybody's At The Big Round Table" [Video].

"Jay-Z & I Have A Rapport Because We've Done A Lot Together" -Toure

July 13, 2010 1:50 PM

During my sit-down with Jay-Z last fall when he was doing the Madison Square Garden show, I had 20 minutes with him, that's the amount of time I had with him for an interview. And 20 minutes isn't really enough to make a half-hour TV show out of but Jay and I have a rapport because we've done a lot of things together.

Continue reading "Jay-Z & I Have A Rapport Because We've Done A Lot Together" -Toure.

Amber Rose To Kanye West: "Lick It Right, Lick It Good"

July 13, 2010 1:45 PM

For Caption Diss, the good ol' folks at SOHH are back at it giving y'all, the loyal doggies, a chance to capture the final word(s). The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets to kick back with that SOHH Cap Diss crown for a week. What cha'll tasting?

Continue reading Amber Rose To Kanye West: "Lick It Right, Lick It Good".

SOHH What's Up: Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Nitti Beatz, JR Writer, Don P On The Check-In

July 13, 2010 1:30 PM

Every day, SOHH is checking in on your favorite artists, athletes and entertainment personalities! Today, Rick Ross, J.R. Writer, Nitti Beatz, Don P and Fat Joe tell "SOHH, What's Up."

Continue reading SOHH What's Up: Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Nitti Beatz, JR Writer, Don P On The Check-In.

Raekwon "Schemin' & Plottin'" Eminem Collabo, "This Is Gonna Happen Soon"

July 13, 2010 12:00 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon recently detailed Twitter remarks he made last weekend referencing a possible Eminem collaboration and said a duet will likely happen soon.

Continue reading Raekwon "Schemin' & Plottin'" Eminem Collabo, "This Is Gonna Happen Soon".

Bow Wow's Ex-Wifey On Kim Kardashian, "I Can Never Be Famous For Leaking A Sex Tape"

July 13, 2010 11:35 AM

Bow Wow's ex-girlfriend Dollicia Bryan shares a few controversial thoughts on reality star Kim Kardashian in her upcoming The Women of KING cover feature.

Continue reading Bow Wow's Ex-Wifey On Kim Kardashian, "I Can Never Be Famous For Leaking A Sex Tape".

J. Cole Goes Throwback With DJ Jazzy Jeff, Headlines Philly Heineken Inspire Concert

July 13, 2010 10:55 AM

Rap newcomer J. Cole and hip-hop veteran DJ Jazzy Jeff will connect for this weekend's Heineken Red Star Soul concert in Philadelphia.

Continue reading J. Cole Goes Throwback With DJ Jazzy Jeff, Headlines Philly Heineken Inspire Concert.

NY Yankees Owner Passes Away, Ja Rule, Talib Kweli, Raekwon, Jae Millz & More React

July 13, 2010 10:30 AM

A swarm of Twitter reactions from Ja Rule, Talib Kweli, Jae Millz and more have hit the Internet paying homage to legendary New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner who passed away today.

Continue reading NY Yankees Owner Passes Away, Ja Rule, Talib Kweli, Raekwon, Jae Millz & More React.

Game Blasts Dream For Abandoning Christina Milian, "That N*gga Look Like Carl Winslow Out There Blood"

July 13, 2010 10:15 AM

West Coast rapper Game has come to the defense of Christina Milian after The-Dream was spotted over the weekend vacationing with another woman in the Caribbean.

Continue reading Game Blasts Dream For Abandoning Christina Milian, "That N*gga Look Like Carl Winslow Out There Blood".

Lil Kim Makes Some Tasty Milkshakes In Hollywood

July 13, 2010 12:00 AM

Milkshake Brings All The Boys: Lil Kim shows off her milkshake-making skills at Milkshake Millions in West Hollywood, California while celebrating her 35th birthday.

Photo taken from Rap-Up.

T.I. Looks To Out-Do "Bring Em Out" & "Swing Ya Rag", Says Swizz Beatz

July 12, 2010 11:11 PM

Hitmaker Swizz Beatz recently talked about working with T.I. on his upcoming King Uncaged album and said the Grand Hustle CEO is looking to out-do past hits like "Bring Em Out" and "Swing Ya Rag."

Continue reading T.I. Looks To Out-Do "Bring Em Out" & "Swing Ya Rag", Says Swizz Beatz.

Lil Kim On Lindsay Lohan's 90-Day Jail Sentence, "I Will Be There For Her" [Video]

July 12, 2010 10:44 PM

Former incarcerated rapper Lil Kim has offered some words of advice to actress Lindsay Lohan after the movie star recently received a 90-day jail sentence for a probation violation.

Continue reading Lil Kim On Lindsay Lohan's 90-Day Jail Sentence, "I Will Be There For Her" [Video].

Rick Ross Puts "B.M.F" Producer Onto Soulja Boy, Diddy & Pusha T

July 12, 2010 6:05 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross' "B.M.F." producer Lex Luger has opened up about creating the underground hit.

Continue reading Rick Ross Puts "B.M.F" Producer Onto Soulja Boy, Diddy & Pusha T.

Will.i.am Declares His Spot In Rap, "I'm Probably The Most Hip-Hop N*gga Out"

July 12, 2010 5:30 PM

Black Eyed Peas' frontman Will.i.am has reminded rap fans of his position in hip-hop and promised to keep on winning.

Continue reading Will.i.am Declares His Spot In Rap, "I'm Probably The Most Hip-Hop N*gga Out".

Update:The-Dream Spotted With Mystery Woman On Caribbean Beach, Announces Separation From Christina Milian

July 12, 2010 3:30 PM

R&B singer The-Dream, who is currently married to Christina Milian, was spotted over the weekend frolicking on the beach with another woman.

Continue reading Update:The-Dream Spotted With Mystery Woman On Caribbean Beach, Announces Separation From Christina Milian.

Nicki Minaj's Young Money Debut Release Date Confirmed

July 12, 2010 3:15 PM

The release date for Nicki Minaj's upcoming Young Money debut has been confirmed by representatives from Cash Money/Young Money.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj's Young Money Debut Release Date Confirmed.

Ol' Dirty Bastard's Widow Sold Final Album "For Peanuts," Ex-Manager Says

July 12, 2010 1:30 PM

Late Wu-Tang Clan member Ol' Dirty Bastard's final album, A Son Unique, was reportedly sold for around $10,000 by the rapper's wife.

Continue reading Ol' Dirty Bastard's Widow Sold Final Album "For Peanuts," Ex-Manager Says.

SOHH What's Up: Raekwon, Capone, Stat Quo, Royce Da 5'9, Big Boi On The Check-In

July 12, 2010 12:40 PM

Every day, SOHH is checking in on your favorite artists, athletes and entertainment personalities! Today, Big Boi, Stat Quo, Royce Da 5'9, Capone, Raekwon tell "SOHH, What's Up."

Continue reading SOHH What's Up: Raekwon, Capone, Stat Quo, Royce Da 5'9, Big Boi On The Check-In.

Toure On Diddy's "Last Train To Paris" LP, "He Told Me This Is Probably Going To Be The Last Album He Sells"

July 12, 2010 12:00 PM

Bad Boy CEO Diddy speaks on his upcoming Last Train to Paris possibly being his "final" album he sells in an upcoming FUSE TV "On The Record" sit-down with Toure.

Continue reading Toure On Diddy's "Last Train To Paris" LP, "He Told Me This Is Probably Going To Be The Last Album He Sells".

Eminem Accused Of Lip-Syncing At Scotland Festival, "His Miming Was Awful" [Video]

July 12, 2010 11:30 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem caught heat over a weekend performance at the annual T in the Park Scotland festival for allegedly lip-synching during his show.

Continue reading Eminem Accused Of Lip-Syncing At Scotland Festival, "His Miming Was Awful" [Video].

Jay-Z Rakes Over $24.2 Mil In 2010 Tour Sales

July 12, 2010 10:25 AM

Rap mogul Jay-Z has landed on Pollstar's Mid Year Business Analysis list of the Top 100 tours of 2010 with more than $24 million in earnings.

Continue reading Jay-Z Rakes Over $24.2 Mil In 2010 Tour Sales.

Rick Ross Closes Chapter On 50 Cent Beef, "I Put A Lot Of Pollution Out There That I Wouldn't This Year"

July 12, 2010 9:40 AM

Grammy-nominated rapper Rick Ross recently reflected on his past issues with 50 Cent and said he is responsible for polluting music.

Continue reading Rick Ross Closes Chapter On 50 Cent Beef, "I Put A Lot Of Pollution Out There That I Wouldn't This Year".

Pharrell's "Despicable Me" Scores $60 Mil Opening Weekend Leads Box Office

July 12, 2010 9:20 AM

The new animated movie Despicable Me, which features comedian Steve Carell and scoring by Pharrell Williams, dominated the weekend box office with over $60 million in sales.

Continue reading Pharrell's "Despicable Me" Scores $60 Mil Opening Weekend Leads Box Office.

M.I.A. Says Nicki Minaj "Runs" The Rap Game, "It's Been A While Since A Female Rapper Has Come Up"

July 12, 2010 9:00 AM

United Kingdom rapper M.I.A. recently shared her thoughts on Young Money's Nicki Minaj and said the femcee was running hip-hop.

Continue reading M.I.A. Says Nicki Minaj "Runs" The Rap Game, "It's Been A While Since A Female Rapper Has Come Up".

Bow Wow Prepares For A Flight To Los Angeles

July 12, 2010 12:00 AM

We Fly High: Cash Money Records' Bow Wow prepares for a plane ride to Los Angeles, California to shoot three movies.

Photo taken from Bow Wow's Who Is Shad Moss? Blog

Spain Wins World Cup In Overtime, Rappers React

July 11, 2010 5:40 PM

Today, the annual World Cup tournament concluded with Spain defeating the Netherlands and sparked a flurry of Twitter reactions from rappers.

Continue reading Spain Wins World Cup In Overtime, Rappers React.

"I Can't Even Get A RushCard Credit Card But I'm Hosting Russell Simmons' Show" -JB Smoove

July 11, 2010 2:23 PM

It's all about building industry relationships. I met Russell Simmons when I did Def Comedy Jam and I was on the first season of Def Comedy Jam when Martin Lawrence hosted the show. So for me, it's all about building relationships and Russell has always been a big fan of my stuff. He told me a long time ago we're gonna do some stuff and we're going to do something one day and years later we end up reconnecting and we've been trying to do something for a while.

Continue reading "I Can't Even Get A RushCard Credit Card But I'm Hosting Russell Simmons' Show" -JB Smoove.

50 Cent Attacked By Fan During Brazil Concert [Video]

July 11, 2010 1:59 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent was attacked by a fan during a recent performance with Lloyd Banks in Brazil.

Continue reading 50 Cent Attacked By Fan During Brazil Concert [Video].

Khia Plans Rap Departure, "I'm Kind Of Bored With Hip-Hop"

July 11, 2010 1:38 PM

Southern rapper Khia recently shared her views on the state of hip-hop and said she is looking to move beyond rap and venture into singing.

Continue reading Khia Plans Rap Departure, "I'm Kind Of Bored With Hip-Hop".

Eminem Stirs Ruckus In Scotland, Refuses "To Walk 40 Feet To Stage"

July 11, 2010 10:46 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem stirred a brief ruckus this weekend in Scotland as weather conditions forced him to demand transportation to the performance stage of his T In The Park set.

Continue reading Eminem Stirs Ruckus In Scotland, Refuses "To Walk 40 Feet To Stage".

Drake Moves Past "Degrassi" TV Image, "Being Canadian & An Actor Aren't Things To Overcome Any More"

July 11, 2010 9:56 AM

Young Money's Drake speaks on overcoming his friendly "Degrassi" television image in the upcoming August issue of Q Magazine.

Continue reading Drake Moves Past "Degrassi" TV Image, "Being Canadian & An Actor Aren't Things To Overcome Any More".

Fabolous & DJ Clue Show Off Their Desert Storm Chemistry

July 11, 2010 12:00 AM

Desert Storm: Fabolous, DJ Clue and LaLa Vazquez enjoy some summer heat.

Photo taken from Kim Kardashian's Twitter

LaLa Vazquez & Carmelo Anthony Tie Knot W/ Secret NYC Wedding, LeBron James, Ludacris & More Attend

July 10, 2010 10:55 PM

Former MTV VJ LaLa Vazquez and NBA superstar Carmelo Anthony have officially tied the knot and became married in New York City Saturday night.

Continue reading LaLa Vazquez & Carmelo Anthony Tie Knot W/ Secret NYC Wedding, LeBron James, Ludacris & More Attend .

DMX Hits The Studio Following Jail Bid, Footage Leaks Online [Video]

July 10, 2010 11:43 AM

Troubled rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons has officially been released from prison this week as new footage of him in a recording studio has now hit the Internet.

Continue reading DMX Hits The Studio Following Jail Bid, Footage Leaks Online [Video].

Dipset Producer On "Salute" Reunion Track, "Cam'ron [Called] Telling Me He Needed A Diplomat Single"

July 10, 2010 11:06 AM

Dipset producer AraabMuzik has come forward to speak on putting together the Cam'ron and Jim Jones reunion record, "Salute."

Continue reading Dipset Producer On "Salute" Reunion Track, "Cam'ron [Called] Telling Me He Needed A Diplomat Single".

Rick Ross Dropping Jay-Z "Free Mason" Song Behind-The-Scenes Footage [Audio]

July 10, 2010 10:48 AM

Southern rapper Rick Ross has promised to release behind-the-scenes footage for the making of his new Jay-Z featured record, "Free Mason."

Continue reading Rick Ross Dropping Jay-Z "Free Mason" Song Behind-The-Scenes Footage [Audio].

T.I. Tight-Lipped About Wedding Bells, "You've Got To Keep Something To Yourself"

July 10, 2010 10:37 AM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has decided to keep his lips sealed when approached with questions surrounding his upcoming wedding with long-time girlfriend Tameka "Tiny" Cottle.

Continue reading T.I. Tight-Lipped About Wedding Bells, "You've Got To Keep Something To Yourself".

Raekwon Builds Hype For Upcoming Eminem & Nas Collabos

July 10, 2010 10:14 AM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has hinted at a few upcoming collaborations with Grammy-winning rapper Eminem and veteran Nas.

Continue reading Raekwon Builds Hype For Upcoming Eminem & Nas Collabos.

Rick Ross Chills With CNN

July 10, 2010 12:00 AM

The Godfather: Rick Ross shows he's all business with Capone and N.O.R.E.

Photo taken from Rick Ross' Twitter.

JB Smoove Says Comedy Central "El Rey" Special Delivers Edgy Comics

July 9, 2010 9:38 PM

With this weekend's premiere of Russell Simmons' "Stand-Up at The El Rey" on Comedy Central, SOHH spoke with the show's host JB Smoove to get the inside scoop of what fans can expect.

Continue reading JB Smoove Says Comedy Central "El Rey" Special Delivers Edgy Comics.

Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Cool & Dre Welcome LeBron James To Miami Heat

July 9, 2010 6:00 PM

Miami's Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Cool & Dre have shared their reactions to former Cleveland Cavaliers all-star LeBron James announcing his move to the Heat.

Continue reading Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Cool & Dre Welcome LeBron James To Miami Heat.

Swizz Beatz Sheds Light On Nicki Minaj's Debut, "She's Doing Some Amazing Things On The Choruses"

July 9, 2010 5:30 PM

Hit producer Swizz Beatz recently confirmed his involvement in Nicki Minaj's upcoming debut album and highlighted the Young Money's song-writing ability.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Sheds Light On Nicki Minaj's Debut, "She's Doing Some Amazing Things On The Choruses".

Drake Says Kanye West's New Album Will "Scare & Inspire" Him [Video]

July 9, 2010 5:25 PM

Drake has said he hopes Kanye West's upcoming Good A** Job album will give him a reason to be scared and inspired.

Continue reading Drake Says Kanye West's New Album Will "Scare & Inspire" Him [Video].

Fat Joe Explains Rape Allegations, "That's The Ugliest Sh*t To Get Accused Of" [Video]

July 9, 2010 5:00 PM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has cleared the air on recently being accused of sexually assaulting a Wisconsin woman last month.

Continue reading Fat Joe Explains Rape Allegations, "That's The Ugliest Sh*t To Get Accused Of" [Video].

Game Crushes Kat Stacks' A**, Diddy Faces B.I.G. Problems, Amber Rose Tackles Some Bush

July 9, 2010 4:55 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we're gonna take that a** back seven days and look at Game literally crush Kat Stacks' a**, watch Diddy crumble under the ghost of Christopher Wallace, see Amber Rose discover some new Bush and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Game Crushes Kat Stacks' A**, Diddy Faces B.I.G. Problems, Amber Rose Tackles Some Bush.

Lil Wayne Putting Out "I'm Not A Human Being" EP On 27th Birthday

July 9, 2010 4:45 PM

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne will be releasing a new EP called I'm Not A Human Being on his 27th birthday this fall.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Putting Out "I'm Not A Human Being" EP On 27th Birthday.

Olivia Has Face-To-Face With 50 Cent, "We Wanted To Go Up There & Confront Him About Certain Rumors"

July 9, 2010 3:40 PM

Former G-Unit singer Olivia has confirmed recent speculation that she visited 50 Cent at his New York City office last week.

Continue reading Olivia Has Face-To-Face With 50 Cent, "We Wanted To Go Up There & Confront Him About Certain Rumors".

Kanye West Pays Homage To King Tut In NYC, "It Was Something He Really Wanted To See"

July 9, 2010 2:25 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West recently paid a visit to New York City's Times Square King Tut exhibit.

Continue reading Kanye West Pays Homage To King Tut In NYC, "It Was Something He Really Wanted To See".

Lyfe Jennings Welcomes D'Angelo & Lauryn Hill's Music Comebacks

July 9, 2010 2:00 PM

With the recent buzz surrounding Lauryn Hill and D'Angelo making music comebacks, SOHH reached out to soon-to-be retired singer Lyfe Jennings to get his reaction.

Continue reading Lyfe Jennings Welcomes D'Angelo & Lauryn Hill's Music Comebacks.

Young Jeezy's Long-Awaited "TM103" Release Date Revealed

July 9, 2010 1:15 PM

Southern rapper Young Jeezy's upcoming Thug Motivation 103 album will reportedly be released in late summer.

Continue reading Young Jeezy's Long-Awaited "TM103" Release Date Revealed.

"Wyclef Admitted That He Cheated On His Wife With Lauryn Hill" -Aliya S. King

July 9, 2010 1:05 PM

Private Jets! Gucci shopping sprees! Vacations! Money ain't a thing. This is the life of the rapper's wife. Or is it?

Continue reading "Wyclef Admitted That He Cheated On His Wife With Lauryn Hill" -Aliya S. King.

Freeway Ricky Ross Continues Court Battle Against Rick Ross, "We're Going All The Way" [Audio]

July 9, 2010 11:05 AM

Though his copyright infringement lawsuit against rapper Rick Ross was recently tossed out, former drug kingpin Freeway Ricky Ross promised to continue his battle.

Continue reading Freeway Ricky Ross Continues Court Battle Against Rick Ross, "We're Going All The Way" [Audio].

Nicki Minaj Imagines Lil Wayne's Release From Jail, "He Would Probably Be In The Studio For 60 Days Straight"

July 9, 2010 10:40 AM

Nicki Minaj recently pondered what incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne will do when he completes his one-year jail sentence at Rikers Island.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Imagines Lil Wayne's Release From Jail, "He Would Probably Be In The Studio For 60 Days Straight".

Kanye West's "Good A** Job" Tracklisting Leaks

July 9, 2010 10:15 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's highly-anticipated Good A** Job tracklisting has reportedly leaked online.

Continue reading Kanye West's "Good A** Job" Tracklisting Leaks.

DJ Skee Kicks Off His Skeetox Tour With Lil Jon

July 9, 2010 12:00 AM

A Night At The Roxy: DJ Skee kicks off his Skeetox summer series at The Roxy in Hollywood, California with some help from Lil Jon. Check out www.skeetox.com for more summer dates.

Photo submitted from Cashmere Agency.

Mystikal Recruits Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes For Comeback Album

July 8, 2010 11:50 PM

Southern rapper Mystikal has begun putting together his comeback album after serving six years behind bars on a sexual battery conviction with the help of Lil Wayne and Busta Rhymes.

Continue reading Mystikal Recruits Lil Wayne & Busta Rhymes For Comeback Album.

Nicki Minaj Announces Young Money Debut Release Date

July 8, 2010 5:50 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has finally announced a release date for her long-awaited debut album.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Announces Young Money Debut Release Date.

Fat Joe Pays Lil Wayne 4 Hour Rikers Visit, "We Were Up In There Dying Laughing"

July 8, 2010 5:20 PM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has opened up about a recent four-hour Rikers Island visit he paid to incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne.

Continue reading Fat Joe Pays Lil Wayne 4 Hour Rikers Visit, "We Were Up In There Dying Laughing".

Erykah Badu Rolls Film For Rick Ross, Jadakiss & T.I.'s "Maybach Music III"

July 8, 2010 5:10 PM

Soulful singer Erykah Badu will direct the upcoming "Maybach Music III" music video for Rick Ross, Jadakiss and T.I.

Continue reading Erykah Badu Rolls Film For Rick Ross, Jadakiss & T.I.'s "Maybach Music III".

Drake Reveals His Top 5 Influences, "Leonardo DiCaprio Lives His Work"

July 8, 2010 3:55 PM

Young Money rapper Drake recently revealed artists who influenced his career like actor Leonardo DiCaprio and the late rocker Jimi Hendrix.

Continue reading Drake Reveals His Top 5 Influences, "Leonardo DiCaprio Lives His Work".

Young Money's Shanell Defends Lil Wayne Against Bangladesh

July 8, 2010 3:30 PM

Young Money's Shanell aka SNL has defended incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne against producer Bangladesh who claims he hasn't been paid for his work on Tha Carter III.

Continue reading Young Money's Shanell Defends Lil Wayne Against Bangladesh.

Big Boi Calls Next Solo Album "Daddy Fat Sax"

July 8, 2010 1:25 PM

OutKast's Big Boi has already begun putting together the follow-up to his new solo album, Sir Lucious Left Foot, and is preparing to reunite for a group project with Andre 3000.

Continue reading Big Boi Calls Next Solo Album "Daddy Fat Sax".

SOHH What's Up: Joell Ortiz, DJ Semtex, Coko, Dame Grease On The Check-In

July 8, 2010 12:40 PM

Every day, SOHH is checking in on your favorite artists, athletes and entertainment personalities! Today, Dame Grease, Coko, Joell Ortiz and DJ Semtex tell "SOHH, What's Up."

Continue reading SOHH What's Up: Joell Ortiz, DJ Semtex, Coko, Dame Grease On The Check-In.

Nicki Minaj Discusses Her Green & Pink Wig Obsession, "It Makes Me Feel Positive"

July 8, 2010 12:10 PM

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj speaks on her colorful wig obsession and offers fans hair tips in her new Hype Hair Magazine cover feature.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Discusses Her Green & Pink Wig Obsession, "It Makes Me Feel Positive".

Drake's Free NYC Concert Nixed Over Security Concerns

July 8, 2010 11:25 AM

Security concerns will keep Young Money's Drake from performing during ABC's "Good Morning America" concert series in New York.

Continue reading Drake's Free NYC Concert Nixed Over Security Concerns.

Mannie Fresh Claims Lil Wayne "Tried To Ex Me Out" Of Cash Money

July 8, 2010 11:00 AM

Former Cash Money Records producer Mannie Fresh recently talked about his stint on Baby's label and claimed Lil Wayne tried to get him out of the picture.

Continue reading Mannie Fresh Claims Lil Wayne "Tried To Ex Me Out" Of Cash Money.

Beyonce Survives London Car Crash, "She Was Lucky To Be Alive"

July 8, 2010 10:30 AM

R&B super star Beyonce reportedly avoided injury in London this week when her car was struck by a taxi.

Continue reading Beyonce Survives London Car Crash, "She Was Lucky To Be Alive".

Swizz Beatz On Studio Sessions With Alicia Keys, "It's Just Musical Genius"

July 8, 2010 10:15 AM

Producer Swizz Beatz recently opened up about his musical connection with fiancee/singer Alicia Keys and their chemistry inside the recording studio.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz On Studio Sessions With Alicia Keys, "It's Just Musical Genius".

Amber Rose Stares Down The Competition

July 8, 2010 12:00 AM

Seeing Sounds: Amber Rose and her friends stare down the competition.

Photo taken from Amber Rose's Twitter

Mannie Fresh Speaks On Past Cash Money Problems, "I Wasn't Paid For Albums"

July 7, 2010 11:22 PM

Former Cash Money Records producer Mannie Fresh recently spoke on his past problems with the record label and said he was unfairly paid.

Continue reading Mannie Fresh Speaks On Past Cash Money Problems, "I Wasn't Paid For Albums".

50 Cent Pushes Anti-Diddy Campaign, "Biggie's Name Should Never Have Become Diddy's Black Card"

July 7, 2010 10:40 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has shown no signs of slowing down his attacks toward Diddy as of late by now endorsing a new online campaign taunting the rap mogul.

Continue reading 50 Cent Pushes Anti-Diddy Campaign, "Biggie's Name Should Never Have Become Diddy's Black Card".

Big Boi's "Sir Luscious" To Sell 55K In First-Week

July 7, 2010 6:05 PM

OutKast rapper Big Boi's Sir Luscious Left Foot: Son of Chico Dusty is reportedly en route to sell 55,000 albums in its first-week.

Continue reading Big Boi's "Sir Luscious" To Sell 55K In First-Week.

Nicki Minaj Promises To Explain "Roman Zolanski" Alias On Debut

July 7, 2010 6:00 PM

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has promised to explain the relevance behind her new rap alias "Roman Zolanski" on her upcoming debut album.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Promises To Explain "Roman Zolanski" Alias On Debut.

"Eminem Had Reached Out To Lil Wayne In Jail" -Monica Herrera

July 7, 2010 5:40 PM

This is my third cover story for Billboard and since Eminem is one of the biggest stars in the world, it's my biggest cover story to date so it's definitely exciting especially because I've been following him for so long. I was really excited to have the chance to capture where he is at this point in his career right now.

Continue reading "Eminem Had Reached Out To Lil Wayne In Jail" -Monica Herrera.

Police Issue Arrest Warrant For Suge Knight

July 7, 2010 4:55 PM

Former Death Row Records owner Marion "Suge" Knight has reportedly had an arrest warrant issued for him after he missed a court appearance last week.

Continue reading Police Issue Arrest Warrant For Suge Knight.

Jacki-O Says DJ Khaled Not Putting On For Miami, "Since You're So Hood, Why You Not Repping Your City?"

July 7, 2010 4:40 PM

Southern rapper Jacki-O has unveiled more about her issues with Miami's DJ Khaled and claimed the radio personality is not shining light on local artists.

Continue reading Jacki-O Says DJ Khaled Not Putting On For Miami, "Since You're So Hood, Why You Not Repping Your City?".

LL Cool J Not Rushing Post-Retirement Album, "I Don't Care How Many Years It Takes"

July 7, 2010 3:45 PM

Rap veteran LL Cool J has continued talks of his post-rap retirement album and said he would not let commercial records dictate his music.

Continue reading LL Cool J Not Rushing Post-Retirement Album, "I Don't Care How Many Years It Takes".

2Pac Biopic Director's $620K Tax Debt Records Leak

July 7, 2010 2:10 PM

The director behind an upcoming Tupac Shakur biopic has reportedly had his $620,000 tax debt records leaked online.

Continue reading 2Pac Biopic Director's $620K Tax Debt Records Leak.

Bizarre Welcomes Slaughterhouse To Shady Records, "We Got The Best Over Here"

July 7, 2010 1:20 PM

With Slaughterhouse closing in on their official move to Shady Records, SOHH reached out to D12's Bizarre to get his reaction.

Continue reading Bizarre Welcomes Slaughterhouse To Shady Records, "We Got The Best Over Here".

SOHH What's Up: Soulja Boy Tell Em, Royce Da 5'9, 9th Wonder, Somaya Reece On The Check-In

July 7, 2010 12:50 PM

Every day, SOHH is checking in on your favorite artists, athletes and entertainment personalities! Today, 9th Wonder, Soulja Boy Tell Em, Royce Da 5'9 and Somaya Reece tell "SOHH, What's Up."

Continue reading SOHH What's Up: Soulja Boy Tell Em, Royce Da 5'9, 9th Wonder, Somaya Reece On The Check-In.

Eminem Hits A Milli, Drake Locks Down No. 2, & The-Dream & Dwele Make Debuts

July 7, 2010 12:05 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem passes the million mark at No. 1, Drake still reigns supreme at No. 2 plus new debuts from The-Dream and Dwele land on the charts.

Continue reading Eminem Hits A Milli, Drake Locks Down No. 2, & The-Dream & Dwele Make Debuts.

Nicki Minaj Defines Her Sound, "Once I Started Doing All That Weird Sh*t, It Got Everyone's Attention"

July 7, 2010 11:40 AM

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj recently spoke on defining her sound and what fans can look forward to with her upcoming debut album.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Defines Her Sound, "Once I Started Doing All That Weird Sh*t, It Got Everyone's Attention".

Kanye West Gave Soulja Boy Stamp Of Approval, "He Said My Sh*t Was Dope"

July 7, 2010 11:05 AM

Teen rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em recently opened up about working with Kanye West in the studio and revealed some of the constructive criticism he received from the Grammy-winning rap star.

Continue reading Kanye West Gave Soulja Boy Stamp Of Approval, "He Said My Sh*t Was Dope".

Lil Wayne's "Reading & Observing" In Jail, Says Young Money's Shanell [Video]

July 7, 2010 10:30 AM

Young Money's Shanell aka SNL recently talked about visiting Lil Wayne in jail and discovering what the group leader has been up to behind bars.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's "Reading & Observing" In Jail, Says Young Money's Shanell [Video].

Pharrell Compares N.E.R.D.'s "Nothing" To Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs"

July 7, 2010 10:15 AM

N.E.R.D.'s Pharrell Williams recently discussed his group's upcoming Nothing album and compared it to works by renowned film director Quentin Tarantino.

Continue reading Pharrell Compares N.E.R.D.'s "Nothing" To Quentin Tarantino's "Reservoir Dogs".

Summer Time Fun With Jim Jones

July 7, 2010 12:00 AM

Summer Time Swag: Dipset's Jim Jones keeps things wavy and shows off his swag from a car's passenger seat.

Photo taken from Jim Jones' Twitter

Soulja Boy Laughs Off Internet Haters, "[They] Make My Ego Get Bigger"

July 6, 2010 10:10 PM

Teen rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em recently talked about how he handles online criticism and said he actually finds inspiration in negative feedback from bloggers.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Laughs Off Internet Haters, "[They] Make My Ego Get Bigger".

UPDATE: DMX Freed From Arizona Jail, Rep Confirms

July 6, 2010 9:57 PM

Troubled rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons' early release from an Arizona jail today has been confirmed by his criminal defense attorney.

Continue reading UPDATE: DMX Freed From Arizona Jail, Rep Confirms.

SOHH What's Up: DJ Whoo Kid, Juvenile, Big Boi, Paul Wall, Killer Mike On The Check-In

July 6, 2010 8:15 PM

Every day, SOHH is checking in on your favorite artists, athletes and entertainment personalities! Today, Killer Mike, Juvenile, DJ Whoo Kid, Big Boi, Paul Wall tell "SOHH, What's Up."

Continue reading SOHH What's Up: DJ Whoo Kid, Juvenile, Big Boi, Paul Wall, Killer Mike On The Check-In.

Nicki Minaj Unveils Business Secrets, "I'm Not Doing This To Be Flashy, I'm Doing This To Secure Wealth"

July 6, 2010 5:35 PM

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj recently talked about her business strategies and why she makes calculated financial decisions.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Unveils Business Secrets, "I'm Not Doing This To Be Flashy, I'm Doing This To Secure Wealth".

50 Cent Celebrates 35th B-Day On The Low, "It's More Fun For Me To Turn The Phone Off"

July 6, 2010 5:15 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has revealed what plans he has in store for today as he celebrates his 35th birthday.

Continue reading 50 Cent Celebrates 35th B-Day On The Low, "It's More Fun For Me To Turn The Phone Off".

Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Big Sean & Consequence Plot G.O.O.D. Music Day, "We All Gon' Eat"

July 6, 2010 5:00 PM

The motivation behind releasing new albums from Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Big Sean and Consequence on September 14th has been revealed.

Continue reading Kanye West, Kid Cudi, Big Sean & Consequence Plot G.O.O.D. Music Day, "We All Gon' Eat".

Lil Wayne's "Steady Mobbin'" Video

July 6, 2010 4:10 PM

It seems like if Gucci Mane isn't behind bars, Lil Wayne is, yet the two southern rap stars has a song and a video out. How the heck did that happen? MTV News got to the bottom of this and discovered that both Gucci and Weezy filmed their portions separately.

[For more info on the video go to the Roc4Life blog.]

Royce Da D'9 Gives Shady Records Update, "Just Because The Paperwork Ain't Done Don't Mean We Ain't Working"

July 6, 2010 4:10 PM

Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9 recently updated fans on the status of his four-member crew's deal with Eminem's Shady Records.

Continue reading Royce Da D'9 Gives Shady Records Update, "Just Because The Paperwork Ain't Done Don't Mean We Ain't Working".

Kanye West & Amber Rose Break-Up Details Surface, "I Wouldn't Say It's Over For Good"

July 6, 2010 3:05 PM

Hip-Hop couple Kanye West and Amber Rose have reportedly broken up after being romantically linked for the past two years.

Continue reading Kanye West & Amber Rose Break-Up Details Surface, "I Wouldn't Say It's Over For Good".

Yung Berg Books Ticket For Diddy's "Last Train To Paris"

July 6, 2010 1:45 PM

Rapper Yung Berg has revealed his involvement in the production of Diddy's upcoming Last Train to Paris album which is set to drop this fall.

Continue reading Yung Berg Books Ticket For Diddy's "Last Train To Paris".

Beanie Sigel Caught Snitching Or Asking For A Ride?

July 6, 2010 1:05 PM

For Caption Diss, the good ol' folks at SOHH are back at it giving y'all, the loyal doggies, a chance to capture the final word(s). The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets to kick back with that SOHH Cap Diss crown for a week. What y'all dissin' about?

Continue reading Beanie Sigel Caught Snitching Or Asking For A Ride?.

T.I. Recalls Dark Days Following 2006 Fatal Shooting, "I Just Spazzed Out & Spiraled Out Of Control"

July 6, 2010 12:00 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. speaks on the dark days that followed the 2006 fatal shooting of his close friend, Philant Johnson, in the new XXL Magazine.

Continue reading T.I. Recalls Dark Days Following 2006 Fatal Shooting, "I Just Spazzed Out & Spiraled Out Of Control".

The-Dream Did Not Motivate Lyfe Jennings' Retirement, "I Have Other Things Going On Outside Of Music"

July 6, 2010 11:10 AM

With recent talk of artists like The-Dream retiring from album making, SOHH reached out to R&B singer Lyfe Jennings to find out if he was motivated by anyone to hang up the microphone for good.

Continue reading The-Dream Did Not Motivate Lyfe Jennings' Retirement, "I Have Other Things Going On Outside Of Music".

Drake Gives $25,000 To Jamaica, "I Just Wanted To Show Back Some Love"

July 6, 2010 10:30 AM

Young Money rapper Drake has reportedly donated $25,000 to help dancehall singer Mavado build a learning center in Jamaica.

Continue reading Drake Gives $25,000 To Jamaica, "I Just Wanted To Show Back Some Love".

Lil Kim Wants To Get Up Close & Personal With Rihanna, "I Just Love Her"

July 6, 2010 10:15 AM

New York rapper Lil Kim has recently announced plans to collaborate with R&B star Rihanna.

Continue reading Lil Kim Wants To Get Up Close & Personal With Rihanna, "I Just Love Her".

M.I.A. Stores Away Perfect Song For Jay-Z, "He's Never Done Anything Like [This]"

July 6, 2010 9:50 AM

United Kingdom rapper M.I.A. recently talked about her admiration for Jay-Z and said she has the "perfect" song for the hip-hop veteran.

Continue reading M.I.A. Stores Away Perfect Song For Jay-Z, "He's Never Done Anything Like [This]".

Big Boi Gets Crunk With "Sir Luscious" In Stores Today, "I Feel Like It's My Motherf*cking Birthday"

July 6, 2010 9:40 AM

After two years of delays, OutKast's Big Boi has hit up Twitter to reveal his excitement about his solo album, Sir Luscious Left Foot, finally being released in stores today.

Continue reading Big Boi Gets Crunk With "Sir Luscious" In Stores Today, "I Feel Like It's My Motherf*cking Birthday".

Rick Ross Shows Off His Street Team

July 6, 2010 12:00 AM

We Run The Streets: Rick Ross shows off his street team's Teflon Don marketing tools.

Photo taken from Rick Ross' Twitter

Rick Ross Reveals Motivation Behind Kanye West "Live Fast" Collabo

July 5, 2010 11:55 PM

Miami rapper Rick Ross has opened up about, "Live Fast, Die Young," his recent collaboration with Kanye West.

Continue reading Rick Ross Reveals Motivation Behind Kanye West "Live Fast" Collabo.

DMX To Break Out Of Jail With Early Release

July 5, 2010 11:50 PM

Troubled rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons, who violated his probation last spring, will reportedly be released early from jail on Tuesday (July 6).

Continue reading DMX To Break Out Of Jail With Early Release.

Kelis Calls PETA "Terrorists", "They Targeted Me More Than One Time"

July 5, 2010 10:10 PM

R&B singer Kelis recently discussed her issues with PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) and insisted she does not have a beef with the organization despite controversial past remarks.

Continue reading Kelis Calls PETA "Terrorists", "They Targeted Me More Than One Time".

Lil Kim Says She Will Never Be Played Out, "I'm Still Relevant To This Day"

July 5, 2010 9:10 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Kim recently talked about changing with the times and maintaining her relevancy as a hip-hop veteran.

Continue reading Lil Kim Says She Will Never Be Played Out, "I'm Still Relevant To This Day".

G.O.O.D Music's Big Sean On Impressing Kanye West, "At First I Was Always Feeling Pressure"

July 5, 2010 3:02 PM

G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean recently talked about being on Kanye West's label and feeling pressure to compete with label mates Common and John Legend.

Continue reading G.O.O.D Music's Big Sean On Impressing Kanye West, "At First I Was Always Feeling Pressure".

Drake & Game's "R.E.D." Studio Session Footage Leaks [Video]

July 5, 2010 2:54 PM

Footage of Drake and Game's recent studio session has leaked online and shows cameos from Queen Latifah, Cool & Dre and more.

Continue reading Drake & Game's "R.E.D." Studio Session Footage Leaks [Video].

J. Cole Opens Up About Roc Nation Debut, "I'm Like The Most Secretive Person Too" [Video]

July 5, 2010 2:19 PM

Roc Nation's J. Cole has opened up about his forthcoming debut album and revealed three tracks which will likely make the project's final cut.

Continue reading J. Cole Opens Up About Roc Nation Debut, "I'm Like The Most Secretive Person Too" [Video].

Diddy Clears Air On Rick Ross/Notorious B.I.G. Comparisons, "He's A One Of Motherf*cking One" [Video]

July 5, 2010 9:57 AM

Rap mogul Diddy recently addressed his public praises of Rick Ross and said there could never be another Notorious B.I.G.

Continue reading Diddy Clears Air On Rick Ross/Notorious B.I.G. Comparisons, "He's A One Of Motherf*cking One" [Video].

Missy Elliot "Kicked Off" Stage During Wireless Festival [Video]

July 5, 2010 9:35 AM

Rapper Missy Elliot was reportedly booted off stage this past weekend after arriving late to London's annual Wireless Festival.

Continue reading Missy Elliot "Kicked Off" Stage During Wireless Festival [Video].

Kanye West Filmed "Power" Music Video In NYC

July 5, 2010 9:16 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has reportedly begun filming a music video for his new single, "Power," in New York.

Continue reading Kanye West Filmed "Power" Music Video In NYC.

50 Cent Responds To Diddy's Subliminal Diss, "To Describe Puffy In One Word Is A 'B*tch'" [Audio]

July 5, 2010 8:54 AM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has addressed recent subliminal disses made by Diddy and shared his feelings on how he views the Bad Boy Records CEO.

Continue reading 50 Cent Responds To Diddy's Subliminal Diss, "To Describe Puffy In One Word Is A 'B*tch'" [Audio].

Young Buck Turns Down G-Unit Reunion, "I'm Not With None Of That Sh*t" [Video]

July 5, 2010 8:28 AM

Former G-Unit member Young Buck has publicly turned down recent talks of a reunion with 50 Cent's camp and said he still has unfinished business with his ex-associate.

Continue reading Young Buck Turns Down G-Unit Reunion, "I'm Not With None Of That Sh*t" [Video].

Jay-Z Performs In London For The Wireless Festival

July 5, 2010 12:00 AM

London Bridge: Jay-Z spends his 4th of July weekend in London performing as a headliner for Day 3 of the Barclaycard Wireless Festival in Hyde Park.

Photo taken from Rap-Up

Alicia Keys Falls On Stage At Essence Music Festival [Video]

July 4, 2010 11:26 PM

R&B singer Alicia Keys gave fans a scare over the weekend after falling at the Essence Music Festival in Louisiana.

Continue reading Alicia Keys Falls On Stage At Essence Music Festival [Video].

Eminem's "Recovery" To Reach Platinum Status In Second Week

July 4, 2010 1:46 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery album is reportedly en route to sell up to 340,000 copies in its first-week in sales.

Continue reading Eminem's "Recovery" To Reach Platinum Status In Second Week.

Lloyd Banks On Handling Groupie Affairs, "Nobody Wants To Have Their Private Sh*t Come Out" [Video]

July 4, 2010 12:50 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks recently spoke on the popularity of rap groupies and shared his thoughts on Kat Stacks.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks On Handling Groupie Affairs, "Nobody Wants To Have Their Private Sh*t Come Out" [Video].

Ice Cube Confirms "I Am The West" Delay, "I Ran Out Of Time"

July 4, 2010 12:29 PM

West Coast rapper Ice Cube has confirmed recent reports stating his new album, I Am The West, would be delayed until September.

Continue reading Ice Cube Confirms "I Am The West" Delay, "I Ran Out Of Time".

T.I. Keeps "King Uncaged" Locked, Album Pushed Back

July 4, 2010 12:21 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has reportedly had his King Uncaged album pushed back from its original summer release through to the fall.

Continue reading T.I. Keeps "King Uncaged" Locked, Album Pushed Back.

50 Cent Addresses Capitol Records Rumors, "That Guy's An Idiot" [Video]

July 4, 2010 11:59 AM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has denied recent reports claiming he has signed a record deal with Capitol Records.

Continue reading 50 Cent Addresses Capitol Records Rumors, "That Guy's An Idiot" [Video].

Janet Jackson Takes Down Essence Music Festival

July 4, 2010 12:00 AM

The Essentials: Janet Jackson takes down the Essence Music Festival 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Photo taken from Rap-Up

Russell Simmons & JB Smoove Heat Up Comedy Central This Summer [Video]

July 3, 2010 10:55 PM

Rap mogul Russell Simmons and comedian JB Smoove have teamed up with television network Comedy Central to air a special "Stand-Up at The El Rey" series this summer.

Continue reading Russell Simmons & JB Smoove Heat Up Comedy Central This Summer [Video].

Lloyd Banks On Nicki Minaj Copying Lil Kim, "We All Know Where It Was Inspired From" [Video]

July 3, 2010 11:12 AM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks recently weighed in on Lil Kim demanding homage from Nicki Minaj and said both emcess have their own styles.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks On Nicki Minaj Copying Lil Kim, "We All Know Where It Was Inspired From" [Video].

Freekey Zekey Responsible For Dipset Reunion, "I Said Enough Of The Bullsh*t" [Video]

July 3, 2010 10:57 AM

Dipset's Freekey Zekey has taken the credit for putting together the recent reunion between former estranged group members Cam'ron and Jim Jones.

Continue reading Freekey Zekey Responsible For Dipset Reunion, "I Said Enough Of The Bullsh*t" [Video].

Raekwon Calls Drake "The Male Version Of Lauryn Hill"

July 3, 2010 10:37 AM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon recently shared his thoughts on some of rap's current stars including Diddy, Drake and Andre 3000.

Continue reading Raekwon Calls Drake "The Male Version Of Lauryn Hill".

Kelis Makes Peace With Nas, "There Is No Point To Fighting"

July 3, 2010 10:26 AM

R&B singer Kelis recently spoke on her divorce from rapper Nas and said they are currently on speaking terms.

Continue reading Kelis Makes Peace With Nas, "There Is No Point To Fighting".

Rick Ross Wins Court Battle Against Freeway Ricky Ross

July 3, 2010 9:53 AM

Def Jam rapper Rick Ross has achieved a huge legal victory after ex-drug kingpin Freeway Ricky Ross filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against him last month.

Continue reading Rick Ross Wins Court Battle Against Freeway Ricky Ross.

Matt Kemp & Rihanna Sneak A Kiss In At LAX Airport

July 3, 2010 12:02 AM

Find Your Love: Rihanna & her boyfriend Matt Kemp sneak in a kiss at Los Angeles International Airport.

Photo taken from Necole Bitchie

Somaya Reece Claims Joe Budden Had "Erectile Dysfunction"

July 2, 2010 10:58 PM

Former Joe Budden girlfriend Somaya Reece has cited her past problems with the rapper relating to his alleged erectile dysfunction problems.

Continue reading Somaya Reece Claims Joe Budden Had "Erectile Dysfunction".

D12's Bizarre Breaks Funny Bone, "I Didn't Want To Look Back & Be The Weird Al Yankovic Of Rap"

July 2, 2010 5:44 PM

With the recent release of his new album Friday Night At St. Andrew's, SOHH reached out to D12's Bizarre to find out why he has begun taking a more serious approach to music.

Continue reading D12's Bizarre Breaks Funny Bone, "I Didn't Want To Look Back & Be The Weird Al Yankovic Of Rap".

Diddy Ain't Scared Of 50 Cent, Rosa Acosta & Esther Baxter Share Their Assets, Game Sells His Soul

July 2, 2010 5:30 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we're taking that a** back into the last week to applaud Diddy for standing up to the big bad 5-0 Cent, wipe our faces off with Rosa Acosta and Esther Baxter's assets, witness Game sell his soul for a couple of cents and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Diddy Ain't Scared Of 50 Cent, Rosa Acosta & Esther Baxter Share Their Assets, Game Sells His Soul.

Slum Village Management Responds To Break-Up Reports

July 2, 2010 4:51 PM

After reports of Slum Village's Elzihi breaking away to pursue a solo career, the group's management has released a statement to SOHH promising the legacy will continue on.

Continue reading Slum Village Management Responds To Break-Up Reports.

Will.i.am Breaks Silence On Robbery, "I Located The Dumb A** Criminals & Sent 6 Cops To Their House"

July 2, 2010 4:37 PM

Black Eyed Peas' Will.i.am has confirmed recent reports that he was robbed of over $10,000 in valuables last month and revealed how he used his iPad to capture the criminals.

Continue reading Will.i.am Breaks Silence On Robbery, "I Located The Dumb A** Criminals & Sent 6 Cops To Their House".

Bun B Defends Drake's R&B Image, "If MCs Could Sing, They Wouldn't Get Singers On Their Albums"

July 2, 2010 3:25 PM

UGK's Bun B recently defended Drake against critics who have cited the rapper's ability to sing as a negative feature.

Continue reading Bun B Defends Drake's R&B Image, "If MCs Could Sing, They Wouldn't Get Singers On Their Albums".

Stephen Hill Speaks On Chris Brown's BET Awards Crying, "That's A Hard Thing To Fake"

July 2, 2010 2:50 PM

BET Vice President of Music Programming Stephen Hill has addressed speculation that Chris Brown faked his tears during his performance at last weekend's BET Awards 10.

Continue reading Stephen Hill Speaks On Chris Brown's BET Awards Crying, "That's A Hard Thing To Fake".

Rick Ross Addresses Freeway Ricky Ross' Name-Stealing Lawsuit

July 2, 2010 2:20 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross has addressed a recent copyright infringement lawsuit filed against him and Def Jam by former drug kingpin Freeway Ricky Ross.

Continue reading Rick Ross Addresses Freeway Ricky Ross' Name-Stealing Lawsuit.

T.I. On Losing His Gun Rights, "I Definitely Wish I Had My Second Amendment Right"

July 2, 2010 1:50 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. recently discussed his experience serving a one-year prison sentence and explains why he wishes he had the right to bear arms on an upcoming Fuse TV interview.

Continue reading T.I. On Losing His Gun Rights, "I Definitely Wish I Had My Second Amendment Right".

Slum Village Officially Break-Up, Manager Makes Unexpected Announcement

July 2, 2010 12:15 PM

The manager of Slum Village member eLZhi officially announced his departure from the group and said that their upcoming release, Villa Manifesto, will be their last.

Continue reading Slum Village Officially Break-Up, Manager Makes Unexpected Announcement.

Nicki Minaj's "Your Love" Makes Billboard History

July 2, 2010 11:55 AM

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj's "Your Love" has made Billboard history as the first single by a female emcee to top the Rap Songs category in over seven years.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj's "Your Love" Makes Billboard History.

SOHH What's Up: Ashanti, Angela Yee, Somaya Reece, Grafh, Eric B, Rapper Big Pooh On The Check-In

July 2, 2010 10:40 AM

Every day, SOHH is checking in on your favorite artists, athletes and entertainment personalities! Today, Rapper Big Pooh, Somaya Reece, Eric B, Angela Yee, Grafh and Ashanti tell "SOHH, What's Up."

Continue reading SOHH What's Up: Ashanti, Angela Yee, Somaya Reece, Grafh, Eric B, Rapper Big Pooh On The Check-In.

Beanie Sigel Makes Game & Rick Ross Re-Write Their Rhymes, "Beans Sounds Like He's Hungry"

July 2, 2010 10:15 AM

West Coast rapper Game recently opened up about featuring Beanie Sigel and Rick Ross on a R.E.D. Album track and said he former Roc-A-Fella star made them step up their rhymes.

Continue reading Beanie Sigel Makes Game & Rick Ross Re-Write Their Rhymes, "Beans Sounds Like He's Hungry".

Fabolous Brings His "Funeral Service" To Retailers, "It's A Hard Job Killing The Competition"

July 2, 2010 10:15 AM

Grammy-nominated rapper Fabolous has announced plans to re-release his recent There Is No Competition 2: Funeral Service mixtape in retail stores this summer.

Continue reading Fabolous Brings His "Funeral Service" To Retailers, "It's A Hard Job Killing The Competition".

Kanye West & Rick Ross' "Live Fast" Leaks, "I'm Back By Unpopular Demand!" [Audio]

July 2, 2010 10:00 AM

Rick Ross and Kanye West's new collaboration, "Live Fast, Die Young" has leaked online and features the Def Jam labelmates delivering hard-hitting verses.

Continue reading Kanye West & Rick Ross' "Live Fast" Leaks, "I'm Back By Unpopular Demand!" [Audio].

Kanye West Powers Up BET Awards

July 2, 2010 12:00 AM

Fight The Power: Kanye West performs his hit "Power" at the BET Awards 10 ceremony.

Photo taken from Rap-Up

Tiger Woods To Pay Ex-Wife $750 Million

July 1, 2010 6:14 PM

Whew! Remember late last year when Tiger Woods had a domestic dispute with his wife over infidelity? Remember that pathetic press conference Tiger held to tell the public that he's sorry for cheating on his wife and was seeking therapy for sex addiction? The ordeal ain't over, kids.

Elin Nordegren, Tiger's scorned ex-wife, has financially castrated golf's superstar athlete to the tune of $750 million dollars in a divorce settlement. According to the divorce terms, Elin is banned from publicly discussing the details of her divorce or his skanky affairs with his numerous mistresses: socialite Rachel Uchitel, reality star Jaimee Grubbs, porn queen Joslyn James and up to 17 others.

[For more info visit the Roc4Life blog.]

Stephen Hill Addresses Jay-Z & Beyonce's No Show At BET Awards

July 1, 2010 6:03 PM

BET Vice President of Music Programming Stephen Hill has denied rumors that Jay-Z and Beyonce boycotted last weekend's BET Awards 10 because of Chris Brown's attendance.

Continue reading Stephen Hill Addresses Jay-Z & Beyonce's No Show At BET Awards.

UPDATE: Miss Info Calls 50 Cent/Capitol Records Deal Bogus

July 1, 2010 5:08 PM

Hip-Hop personality Miss Info has said that she believes that reports of 50 Cent signing a record deal with Capitol Records are untrue.

Continue reading UPDATE: Miss Info Calls 50 Cent/Capitol Records Deal Bogus.

Dr. Dre Says 50 Cent, Game & Eminem Delayed "Detox" [Video]

July 1, 2010 4:50 PM

Rap pioneer Dr. Dre has addressed his long-awaited Detox album delay and said working on projects for Eminem, Game and 50 Cent had previously kept him away from the project.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Says 50 Cent, Game & Eminem Delayed "Detox" [Video].

Drake Forced To Make "Difficult" Decision Due To Mother's Health

July 1, 2010 4:23 PM

Young Money rapper Drake has released a statement today announcing the postponement of his current Away From Home tour due to his mother's health condition.

Continue reading Drake Forced To Make "Difficult" Decision Due To Mother's Health.

Game On G-Unit Reunion Possibility, "Bring It Back Full Circle & Make Some Motherf*cking Money"

July 1, 2010 3:40 PM

West Coast rapper Game recently opened up about considering a G-Unit reunion and said he would be down to re-connect with 50 Cent for financial purposes.

Continue reading Game On G-Unit Reunion Possibility, "Bring It Back Full Circle & Make Some Motherf*cking Money".

Fayetteville State University Administrators Furious Over J. Cole's "Who Dat" Music Video

July 1, 2010 2:15 PM

Fayetteville State University administrators are reportedly furious over North Carolina rapper J. Cole's "Who Dat" music video because it features the school's cheerleaders and uses profanity.

Continue reading Fayetteville State University Administrators Furious Over J. Cole's "Who Dat" Music Video.

50 Cent Signs Capitol Records Deal, "He Thought He Had To Get Out Of The Interscope Machine" [Video]

July 1, 2010 1:00 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has reportedly signed a deal with Capitol Records, however, terms of the contract have not been disclosed.

Continue reading 50 Cent Signs Capitol Records Deal, "He Thought He Had To Get Out Of The Interscope Machine" [Video].

Scram Jones, Tahiry, Raekwon, Mick Boogie, Dame Grease On The Check-In

July 1, 2010 12:30 PM

Every day, SOHH is checking in on your favorite artists, athletes and entertainment personalities! Today, Scram Jones, Tahiry, Raekwon, Mick Boogie and Dame Grease tell "SOHH, What's Up."

Continue reading Scram Jones, Tahiry, Raekwon, Mick Boogie, Dame Grease On The Check-In.

J. Cole Locks In Roc Nation Debut Release Date

July 1, 2010 12:00 PM

Roc Nation's J. Cole recently announced plans to drop his debut album, tentatively titled Cole World, this fall.

Continue reading J. Cole Locks In Roc Nation Debut Release Date.

Bizarre Calls Eminem's 744K "Recovery" Debut "A Breath Of Fresh Air"

July 1, 2010 11:35 AM

After Eminem's Recovery dominated the sales charts this week, SOHH hit up D12's Bizarre to get his reaction to the rapper's historic debut.

Continue reading Bizarre Calls Eminem's 744K "Recovery" Debut "A Breath Of Fresh Air".

Esther Baxter Discusses Joe Budden Romance, "People Don't Even Know How Long We've Been Together"

July 1, 2010 10:55 AM

Model Esther Baxter recently confirmed her new relationship with rapper Joe Budden and spoke on the possibility of marriage.

Continue reading Esther Baxter Discusses Joe Budden Romance, "People Don't Even Know How Long We've Been Together".

Fonzworth Bentley Engaged To Movie Actress, "I Tricked Her!"

July 1, 2010 10:30 AM

Diddy's former butler, Fonzworth Bentley, has announced his engagement to actress Faune Chambers.

Continue reading Fonzworth Bentley Engaged To Movie Actress, "I Tricked Her!".

The-Dream's "Love King" Projected To Sell 60K In First-Week

July 1, 2010 10:15 AM

R&B singer The-Dream's Love King is reportedly en route to sell around 60,000 copies in its first-week on store shelves.

Continue reading The-Dream's "Love King" Projected To Sell 60K In First-Week.

Chris Brown Performs At BET Awards 10

July 1, 2010 12:00 AM

Clap For Them: Chris Brown puts on a special Michael Jackson tribute performance at the BET Awards 10.

Photo taken from Rap-Up

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