August 2010 Archives

T.I. Snubs Radio For New "Swag" Anthem, "I'm Trying To Feed The Streets"

August 31, 2010 5:06 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has decided to snub radio disc jockeys and head straight to the streets for an upcoming King Uncaged single, "Pledge Allegiance to the Swag."

Continue reading T.I. Snubs Radio For New "Swag" Anthem, "I'm Trying To Feed The Streets".

Young Buck Takes 50 Cent Feud To Court

August 31, 2010 4:20 PM

Former G-Unit member Young Buck is reportedly seeking legal help to assist in his contractual dispute with 50 Cent, who reportedly still maintains ownnership of the rapper's G-Unit Records deal.

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Dipset Closing In On Interscope Records Deal, Reports Suggest

August 31, 2010 4:02 PM

Recently reunited rap crew Dipset are reportedly closing in on a new record deal with Interscope Records, home to Dr. Dre, Eminem and the Black Eyed Peas.

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Joell Ortiz Isn't Slowing Slaughterhouse/Shady Records Deal, Manager Says

August 31, 2010 3:55 PM

Despite contractual negotiations taking place for Joell Ortiz, the Brooklyn rapper's manager says his solo deal isn't impeding Slaughterhouse's move to Shady Records.

Continue reading Joell Ortiz Isn't Slowing Slaughterhouse/Shady Records Deal, Manager Says.

Drake's Follow-Up Coming Sooner Than "Later", "The Intro [Is] Done"

August 31, 2010 3:30 PM

Young Money President Mack Maine has updated fans on the status of Drake's upcoming Thank Me Later follow-up.

Continue reading Drake's Follow-Up Coming Sooner Than "Later", "The Intro [Is] Done".

Royce Da 5'9 Amped For Eminem & Jay-Z, "I Wouldn't Miss That For The World!"

August 31, 2010 2:55 PM

Slaughterhouse's Royce Da 5'9 has told SOHH he will be one of many fans at this week's Eminem and Jay-Z concerts in Detroit.

Continue reading Royce Da 5'9 Amped For Eminem & Jay-Z, "I Wouldn't Miss That For The World!".

BET Investigates Lack Of Lady Emcees, "Bottom Line Is How Much Money Can I Make Off Your A**" [Video]

August 31, 2010 1:40 PM

Last night, BET aired its first-ever original music documentary, My Mic Sounds Nice, which analyzes the role of female emcees in hip-hop.

Continue reading BET Investigates Lack Of Lady Emcees, "Bottom Line Is How Much Money Can I Make Off Your A**" [Video].

Young Buck Cashes Out, G-Unit Portrait Seized By IRS

August 31, 2010 1:35 PM

Former G-Unit member Young Buck has reportedly filed for bankruptcy just weeks after his Tennessee home was raided by Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents.

Continue reading Young Buck Cashes Out, G-Unit Portrait Seized By IRS.

50 Cent Is A Gray-Haired, Grumpy Old Man

August 31, 2010 12:05 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 rock that Cap Diss crown for seven days. Who's got next?

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Ice Cube Declares Dr. Dre As M.I.A., "Snoop Can't Find Him Either"

August 31, 2010 11:50 AM

 Ice Cube has opened up about Dr. Dre's lack of involvement regarding his upcoming I Am The West LP, and why the hit-making producer has been missing in action for the past 90 days.

Continue reading Ice Cube Declares Dr. Dre As M.I.A., "Snoop Can't Find Him Either".

Fabolous Plots Rise To Power, "I Don't Feel Like I've Peaked"

August 31, 2010 11:15 AM

Fabolous has announced plans to put out his next solo album, Loso's Way: Rise To Power, with a focus on showcasing his underrated talent.

Continue reading Fabolous Plots Rise To Power, "I Don't Feel Like I've Peaked".

Drake Fancies Hollywood, "He's Not Gonna Be The Teen Heartthrob"

August 31, 2010 10:55 AM

Young Money CEO Cortez Bryant has given an update on Drake's film career dreams and what movie roles the rap star is looking to take on.

Continue reading Drake Fancies Hollywood, "He's Not Gonna Be The Teen Heartthrob".

Lil Wayne Loads Up Tech N9ne From Behind Bars

August 31, 2010 10:35 AM

After being publicly praised by Lil Wayne in a recent interview, Midwest emcee Tech N9ne has revealed that a collaboration with the incarcerated rapper is already in the works.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Loads Up Tech N9ne From Behind Bars.

Eminem Shows Off His New Look At VMAs 09

August 31, 2010 12:00 AM

That's Why They Call Me Slim Shady: Grammy-winning rapper Eminem shows off his new look at last year's Video Music Awards.

Be sure to check out today's SOHH Guest Star as one of Eminem's fashion stylists speaks on the rapper's image growing throughout the years and what it takes to keep Slim Shady looking his best on a daily routine.

Photo taken from Slim Shady

50 Cent Promises Mayhem & "Return Of The Heartless Monster"

August 30, 2010 11:14 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has continued to utilize Twitter and announced to his 3 million followers the return of the "heartless monster" a week from today.

Continue reading 50 Cent Promises Mayhem & "Return Of The Heartless Monster".

T.I.'s "Takers" Takes No. 1 W/ Final Box Office Sales Tally

August 30, 2010 10:56 PM

Southern rapper T.I. is not only the "King of the South" but he is sitting atop Hollywood as his new action film Takers has become this past weekend's No. 1 release.

Continue reading T.I.'s "Takers" Takes No. 1 W/ Final Box Office Sales Tally.

Young Money CEO Explains Drake's "Thank Me Later" Not Selling A Milli Its First-Week

August 30, 2010 10:33 PM

Young Money CEO Cortez Bryant has explained why he believes Drake's highly-anticipated Thank Me Later debut album was unable to sell over a million copies its first-week in stores last June.

Continue reading Young Money CEO Explains Drake's "Thank Me Later" Not Selling A Milli Its First-Week.

Ice Cube "I Am The West" Tracklist Reveals Westside Re-Connection

August 30, 2010 8:50 PM

The tracklisting to Ice Cube's upcoming I Am The West album has leaked and shows guest appearances from the rapper's Westside Connection member WC.

Continue reading Ice Cube "I Am The West" Tracklist Reveals Westside Re-Connection.

DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Pete Rock & More Unite For Fat Beats Farewell

August 30, 2010 5:00 PM

Hip-hop producers DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Pete Rock and more will unite this weekend to say good-bye to legendary hip-hop retailer Fat Beats as it prepares to shut down for good.

Continue reading DJ Premier, Just Blaze, Pete Rock & More Unite For Fat Beats Farewell.

Kanye West & Raekwon "Ain't Nuthin' Ta F- Wit" On Justin Bieber Remix [Audio]

August 30, 2010 4:40 PM

After weeks of speculation, Kanye West, Raekwon and Justin Bieber's much-talked about "Runaway Love" remix has finally hit the Internet.

Continue reading Kanye West & Raekwon "Ain't Nuthin' Ta F- Wit" On Justin Bieber Remix [Audio].

"It Was All About What I Was Willing To Give [To Jay-Z]"

August 30, 2010 4:20 PM

[Behind-The-Scenes of the Eminem/Jay-Z Tour: Eastern Michigan University Assistant Director Marcy Szabo speaks on getting Jay-Z to perform at the school's Convocation Center during his Blueprint III Tour last October.]

To get Jay-Z to perform at Eastern Michigan last year, I started in July. A tip came across to me that they were putting this college tour together and his team were specifically marketing colleges for the tour, and so I put together a proposal, sent it and my proposal made it to the second round. Three weeks later, I had to put together another proposal and submit it to management and it was all about the offer.

Continue reading "It Was All About What I Was Willing To Give [To Jay-Z]".

T.I. Refutes "Takers" Debut Position, "The Real Numbers Are Out"

August 30, 2010 3:40 PM

T.I. has disregarded the box office performance of his new action movie, Takers, and said that the star-studded thriller had the strongest opening of all movie releases for this past weekend.

Continue reading T.I. Refutes "Takers" Debut Position, "The Real Numbers Are Out".

Snoop Dogg Trades Crip Walk For Moonwalk At MJ 52nd Birthday Bash

August 30, 2010 3:00 PM

Rapper Snoop Dogg and director Spike Lee paid homage to the memory of Michael Jackson yesterday by celebrating his birthday at the 2nd Annual "Brooklyn Loves Michael Jackson" party.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg Trades Crip Walk For Moonwalk At MJ 52nd Birthday Bash.

Slim Thug Fires Shots At Rick Ross & Triple C's, "I Got Mo' Money Than You & Gunplay Put Together"

August 30, 2010 1:55 PM

Southern rapper Slim Thug has clapped back at Rick Ross and his Triple C's camp over an alleged diss record.

Continue reading Slim Thug Fires Shots At Rick Ross & Triple C's, "I Got Mo' Money Than You & Gunplay Put Together".

SOHH What's Up: Bang Em Smurf, Lil B, Gloria Velez & Mistah F.A.B. On The Check-In

August 30, 2010 1:20 PM

Every day, SOHH is checking in on your favorite artists, athletes and entertainment personalities! Today, Bang Em Smurf, Lil B, Gloria Velez and Mistah F.A.B. tell "SOHH, What's Up."

Continue reading SOHH What's Up: Bang Em Smurf, Lil B, Gloria Velez & Mistah F.A.B. On The Check-In.

Nitti Beatz On Drake's Producer Demands, "There Isn't Anything Wrong W/ Being Loyal"

August 30, 2010 1:05 PM

After Drake's in-house producer 40 recently revealed he is only allowed to work with Jay-Z and Lil Wayne, SOHH hit up hitmaker Nitti Beatz to get his reaction on artist-producer allegiances.

Continue reading Nitti Beatz On Drake's Producer Demands, "There Isn't Anything Wrong W/ Being Loyal".

Lauryn Hill Rocks Bells W/ Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz, Beyonce & More Surprise Fans [Video]

August 30, 2010 1:00 PM

Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz, Beyonce and more surprised fans over the weekend by joining singer Lauryn Hill for her Rock the Bells New York City concert.

Continue reading Lauryn Hill Rocks Bells W/ Jay-Z, Swizz Beatz, Beyonce & More Surprise Fans [Video].

Eminem & Jay-Z's Summer Concerts Blueprint Revealed

August 30, 2010 12:10 PM

The strategy behind the Eminem and Jay-Z multiple summer concerts in Detroit and New York City have been unveiled, revealing the plans that went into bringing a show starring two mega-watt rap stars to fruition.

Continue reading Eminem & Jay-Z's Summer Concerts Blueprint Revealed.

Lloyd Banks Reacts To "Beamer, Benz Or Bentley" Gold Status [Video]

August 30, 2010 11:00 AM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has taken a moment out of his daily routine to thank fans for helping make his "Beamer, Benz or Bentley" single become a certified gold hit.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Reacts To "Beamer, Benz Or Bentley" Gold Status [Video].

T.I.'s "Takers" Just Misses No. 1 Box Office Debut

August 30, 2010 12:10 AM

Rapper T.I.'s new film, Takers, was edged out of an opening-weekend debut atop its competition but still managed to make over $21 million in profits.

Continue reading T.I.'s "Takers" Just Misses No. 1 Box Office Debut.

Jay-Z Rocks Out At Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center

August 30, 2010 12:00 AM

Midwest Swinging: Hip-Hop rap mogul Jay-Z rocks Eastern Michigan University's Convocation Center during his Fall 2009 Blueprint III Tour.

Be sure to learn more about Jay-Z's BP3 tour stop at Eastern Michigan University from the school's Assistant Director Marcy Szabo, who reflects on booking the superstar in today's SOHH Guest Star.

Photo taken from Ann Arbor

Young Buck Released From G-Unit Contract, Sources Say

August 29, 2010 9:38 PM

Former G-Unit member Young Buck has reportedly been released from contractual obligations to G-Unit Records according to inside sources.

Continue reading Young Buck Released From G-Unit Contract, Sources Say.

T.I. "Takes" Final Push, "I'm Out Here Buying Tickets Again, If I See You, I Got You"

August 29, 2010 9:30 PM

Rapper/actor T.I. has made a final attempt to get fans amped to go out and support his new action thriller, Takers.

Continue reading T.I. "Takes" Final Push, "I'm Out Here Buying Tickets Again, If I See You, I Got You".

Jay-Z Shows Off Limited Edition Yankee Pinstripes

August 29, 2010 9:20 PM

Rap mogul Jay-Z will display his New York Yankees admiration next month with a partnership which will allow him to release limited edition baseball gear at the team's stadium.

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Remember The Time: Michael Jackson's 52nd Birthday

August 29, 2010 5:40 PM

Today marks what would have been the 52nd birthday of late, iconic pop singer Michael Jackson, however, his legacy has continued to live on a year after his passing.

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50 Cent Sleeps With Birdman On His Mind, "I Had A Dream I Put Stars On My Head Like Baby"

August 29, 2010 10:12 AM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has continued to keep fans afloat with his daily thoughts by tweeting about a dream he had inspired by Cash Money Records' Baby.

Continue reading 50 Cent Sleeps With Birdman On His Mind, "I Had A Dream I Put Stars On My Head Like Baby".

Usher Breaks Silence On Failed Marriage, "It Just Was Never Going To Work Out"

August 29, 2010 9:48 AM

Grammy-winning singer Usher has broken silence on his failed marriage to R&B singer Tameka Foster and said the mother of his two sons could not fully see eye-to-eye with him.

Continue reading Usher Breaks Silence On Failed Marriage, "It Just Was Never Going To Work Out".

T.I.'s Son Shows How Big Of A Taker He Is

August 29, 2010 12:00 AM

Are You A Giver Or Taker: Grammy-winning rapper T.I.'s son, King, shows support for his father's new action thriller, Takers.

Photo taken from T.I.'s Twitter

Nicki Minaj Quiets Wedding Bells, "My Husband Drake & I Have Decided To [Annul] Our Marriage"

August 28, 2010 9:46 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has cleared up speculation of marriage to labelmate Drake and said she is once again on the singles market.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Quiets Wedding Bells, "My Husband Drake & I Have Decided To [Annul] Our Marriage".

50 Cent Questions Ja Rule's Whereabouts, "His Own Family Don't Wanna See Him On Holidays"

August 28, 2010 8:25 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has fired shots to his rap rivals today after going on a Twitter tantrum directed toward artists like Shyne and Ja Rule.

Continue reading 50 Cent Questions Ja Rule's Whereabouts, "His Own Family Don't Wanna See Him On Holidays".

Fabolous Has "No Beef" With Soulja Boy, "Everybody Knows What Kat Stacks Does" [Video]

August 28, 2010 10:22 AM

New York rapper Fabolous has cleared the air after recently taunting Soulja Boy Tell Em on Twitter for getting caught in a hotel room with self-proclaimed groupie Kat Stacks.

Continue reading Fabolous Has "No Beef" With Soulja Boy, "Everybody Knows What Kat Stacks Does" [Video].

Drake's "Thank Me Later" To Hit A Milli Next Week

August 28, 2010 10:09 AM

Young Money rapper Drake's Thank Me Later will reportedly hit the one million albums sold mark next week with weekend estimates easily giving him platinum status.

Continue reading Drake's "Thank Me Later" To Hit A Milli Next Week.

Cee-Lo Puts Off 50 Cent "F*ck You" Collaboration

August 28, 2010 9:54 AM

Goodie Mob's Cee-Lo Green has confirmed recent reports of getting an official "F*ck You" remix with 50 Cent put into works but said he is primarily concerned with lifting the record off the ground.

Continue reading Cee-Lo Puts Off 50 Cent "F*ck You" Collaboration.

Nicki Minaj & Drake's Reps Address Marriage Claims

August 28, 2010 9:42 AM

Rappers Drake and Nicki Minaj representatives have come forward to address speculation by both artist claiming they have officially married.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj & Drake's Reps Address Marriage Claims.

Lil Wayne's "Welcome Home" Concert Details Revealed

August 28, 2010 9:34 AM

Details surrounding Lil Wayne's upcoming Welcome Home concert have been unveiled and New York City's Madison Square Garden is one of the possible locations it may take place.

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Fabolous Bodies A Porn Star, 50 Cent Destructs Twitter, Soulja Boy Has The Sniffles

August 27, 2010 11:25 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we got big things popping with Fabolous bodying a rapping porn star, 50 Cent losing it all over Twitter, Soulja Boy blowing his career away -literally, and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Fabolous Bodies A Porn Star, 50 Cent Destructs Twitter, Soulja Boy Has The Sniffles.

Black Rob Blames Emotions For Dissing Diddy, "You Might Say Things You Don't Really Mean" [Video]

August 27, 2010 11:03 PM

Former Bad Boy Records artist Black Rob has stepped forward to clarify recent controversial remarks he made about Diddy and said he is now on speaking terms with the rap mogul.

Continue reading Black Rob Blames Emotions For Dissing Diddy, "You Might Say Things You Don't Really Mean" [Video].

Joe Budden Reacts To Drake & Nicki Minaj's Marriage, "Both Of Y'All Are Full Of Sh*t, Congrats Tho"

August 27, 2010 10:43 PM

Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden has shared his public reaction to the news of Nicki Minaj and Drake reportedly tying the knot in marriage.

Continue reading Joe Budden Reacts To Drake & Nicki Minaj's Marriage, "Both Of Y'All Are Full Of Sh*t, Congrats Tho".

Kanye West & Jay-Z Double Up, "We About To Drop A 5 Song Album"

August 27, 2010 10:12 PM

Grammy-winning rappers Kanye West and Jay-Z have reportedly teamed up to release an upcoming EP called Watch the Throne.

Continue reading Kanye West & Jay-Z Double Up, "We About To Drop A 5 Song Album".

Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" Release Date Announced

August 27, 2010 5:40 PM

Young Money leader Lil Wayne will be releasing his upcoming Tha Carter IV album on the same day as his release from Rikers Island.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter IV" Release Date Announced.

Drake & Nicki Minaj Tie The Knot, "Please Refer To Her As Mrs. Aubrey Drake Graham"

August 27, 2010 5:38 PM

Young Money rap stars Drake and Nicki Minaj have taken their working relationship to the next level and announced being a couple.

Continue reading Drake & Nicki Minaj Tie The Knot, "Please Refer To Her As Mrs. Aubrey Drake Graham".

Chris Brown Seals Lips During Probation Court Appearance

August 27, 2010 4:30 PM

R&B singer Chris Brown made a probation court appearance yesterday in Los Angeles for his role in 2009's domestic violence dispute with ex-girlfriend Rihanna and was praised for his good behavior up to this point.

Continue reading Chris Brown Seals Lips During Probation Court Appearance.

Drake Demands In-House Producer To Only Work With 3 Artists

August 27, 2010 4:25 PM

Drake's "Successful" producer, Noah "40" Shebib, has revealed that the Young Money superstar has requested that he only produce tracks for three particular artists.

Continue reading Drake Demands In-House Producer To Only Work With 3 Artists.

Fabolous, Ryan Leslie & D-Nice "Inspire" LA For Heineken Concert

August 27, 2010 4:20 PM

Hip-Hop duo Fabolous and Ryan Leslie will be among the talent set to link up Saturday, August 28 for the continuation of the Heineken Inspire's summer-long concert series.

Continue reading Fabolous, Ryan Leslie & D-Nice "Inspire" LA For Heineken Concert.

"Kanye West Is Daring People To Not Look At Music Videos The Same Way" -David Rousseau

August 27, 2010 4:00 PM

[Lil Wayne's "Roger That" music video director David Rousseau explains why Kanye West's "Power" visual may revolutionize the industry.]

The interesting thing about the "Power" music video is if you know a little bit about it, the dude who did it, Marco Brambilla, he does exhibits and all types of things like that. He's an artist and so what it does, when you look at the video, it opens the door. Now, you have to go to a museum or an art exhibition to see a video. What if now videos weren't something you just watched on TV or you watched it on the Internet?

Continue reading "Kanye West Is Daring People To Not Look At Music Videos The Same Way" -David Rousseau.

50 Cent Challenges Himself Leading Up To Album Completion

August 27, 2010 3:50 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has pledged not to cut his hair until the completion of a follow-up album to 2009's Before I Self-Destruct.

Continue reading 50 Cent Challenges Himself Leading Up To Album Completion.

Shyne On Fake Rappers, "You'll Never See Me F*ckin' With None Of Them Dudes"

August 27, 2010 3:35 PM

 Shyne has revealed certain restrictions he has when considering to collaborate with other artists, and why unauthentic rappers won't receive any nods from him at all. 

Continue reading Shyne On Fake Rappers, "You'll Never See Me F*ckin' With None Of Them Dudes".

LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out" Reaches 20th Round

August 27, 2010 2:25 PM

With LL Cool J's Mama Said Knock You Out release turning 20 years-old today, SOHH spoke with music blogger Kevin Nottingham about releasing a remixed version of the 1990 epic album in celebration of its legacy.

Continue reading LL Cool J's "Mama Said Knock You Out" Reaches 20th Round.

Dr. Dre Detoxes W/ Diddy's Hitmaker, "This Album Is Ready To Go Right Now!"

August 27, 2010 1:45 PM

SOHH has learned West Coast producer Dr. Dre recruited Diddy hitmaker Rico Love to help contribute to the upcoming Detox album.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Detoxes W/ Diddy's Hitmaker, "This Album Is Ready To Go Right Now!".

Kanye West's "G.O.O.D." Music A Beautiful Concept, Says GLC

August 27, 2010 11:40 AM

After Kanye West made a pledge last week to release new music every Friday until Christmas, G.O.O.D. Music's GLC has weighed in on the rapper's vow.

Continue reading Kanye West's "G.O.O.D." Music A Beautiful Concept, Says GLC.

Game Blasts Kat Stacks, "Go Swallow A Teaspoon Of Rat Poison"

August 27, 2010 11:00 AM

The Game has once again aired out Kat Stacks, hurling disses at the self-proclaimed rap groupie via Twitter.

Continue reading Game Blasts Kat Stacks, "Go Swallow A Teaspoon Of Rat Poison".

Mariah Carey Ends Silence On Pregnancy

August 27, 2010 10:40 AM

R&B veteran Mariah Carey has finally come forward to address speculation that she may be pregnant after months of rumors and allegations.

Continue reading Mariah Carey Ends Silence On Pregnancy.

Tupac Shakur Biopic Script Details Revealed

August 26, 2010 11:47 PM

The biopic for late rapper Tupac Shakur is beginning to take shape as it has now been revealed two Oscar-nominated screenwriters will be attached to the upcoming project.

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Swizz Beatz Recalls Falling In Love W/ Alicia Keys

August 26, 2010 11:25 PM

Producer Swizz Beatz has opened up about his new marriage to Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys and how he came to fall in love with her.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Recalls Falling In Love W/ Alicia Keys.

Kanye West & Suge Knight Still At Odds Over Miami Shooting Case

August 26, 2010 11:11 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West and ex-Death Row Records owner Marion "Suge" Knight are reportedly still at odds over a $1 million Miami shooting lawsuit.

Continue reading Kanye West & Suge Knight Still At Odds Over Miami Shooting Case.

50 Cent To Soulja Boy, "I Got A N*gga Dat A Handle Dat Kat Stacks B*tch"

August 26, 2010 6:13 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has taken notice of Soulja Boy Tell Em's recent alleged footage featuring himself and Kat Stacks in a hotel room together and offered some assistance to eliminate his "problem."

Continue reading 50 Cent To Soulja Boy, "I Got A N*gga Dat A Handle Dat Kat Stacks B*tch".

Rick Ross Crowns Himself "King" Boss, "She Dated Slim Thug, But Now She F*ck With Me" [Audio]

August 26, 2010 5:50 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross has crowned himself the biggest boss in the rap game on a new track called "King Boss."

Continue reading Rick Ross Crowns Himself "King" Boss, "She Dated Slim Thug, But Now She F*ck With Me" [Audio].

T.I. Explains Why "Swagga Like Us" Video Never Happened

August 26, 2010 5:45 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has revealed that plans were initially in motion to shoot a music video for the  "Swagga Like Us" smash featuring Jay-Z, Kanye West and Lil Wayne.

Continue reading T.I. Explains Why "Swagga Like Us" Video Never Happened .

Jay-Z Unscrambles "Codes" In New York City, Explains "Decoded" This Fall

August 26, 2010 5:35 PM

Rap mogul Jay-Z has been confirmed to appear in New York City this fall to discuss the release of his upcoming book, Decoded.

Continue reading Jay-Z Unscrambles "Codes" In New York City, Explains "Decoded" This Fall.

Game Laments Failed "R.E.D." Release Date

August 26, 2010 5:00 PM

West Coast rapper Game has confirmed that his R.E.D. Album did not come out on its scheduled release date this week and said it is still in the process of being mixed.

Continue reading Game Laments Failed "R.E.D." Release Date.

Big Boi Sets Foot On "Son Of Chico Dusty" Trail

August 26, 2010 4:35 PM

OutKast's Big Boi has announced plans to hit the road this week and begin his "Son of Chico Dustry" nationwide tour.

Continue reading Big Boi Sets Foot On "Son Of Chico Dusty" Trail.

Eminem's "Recovery" To Surrender No. 1 Spot Next Week

August 26, 2010 1:20 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery will reportedly lose its top spot on the sales chart next week to rocker Katy Perry.

Continue reading Eminem's "Recovery" To Surrender No. 1 Spot Next Week.

T.I. Opens Up About Father's Death

August 26, 2010 12:05 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has discussed channeling his anguish for the soon-to-be-released King Uncaged; specifically the pain he experienced after his father's death and other personal losses. 

Continue reading T.I. Opens Up About Father's Death.

Black Rob Calls Diddy Out, "They Used The 'Black Rob Report' As A Spring Board For The Biggie 'Duet' Album" [Video]

August 26, 2010 11:20 AM

Former Bad Boy Records artist Black Rob has stepped up and called out ex-boss Diddy for shady business practices while he was employed at his label.

Continue reading Black Rob Calls Diddy Out, "They Used The 'Black Rob Report' As A Spring Board For The Biggie 'Duet' Album" [Video].

Kanye West Stares Down New Album Title, "Really Close To Finally Picking The Name"

August 26, 2010 11:05 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has updated fans on where he stands with choosing the title of his upcoming follow-up to 2008's 808's & Heartbreak album.

Continue reading Kanye West Stares Down New Album Title, "Really Close To Finally Picking The Name".

Nicki Minaj Defends Irv Gotti's Lauryn Hill Comparison, "You Will Completely Understand"

August 26, 2010 10:50 AM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has shared her reaction to recently being compared to Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill by rap mogul Irv Gotti and said she will live up to the comparison.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Defends Irv Gotti's Lauryn Hill Comparison, "You Will Completely Understand".

Fabolous & Juelz Santana Taunt Montana Fishburne, "A N*gga Tried To Play Connect 4 On Your A**"

August 26, 2010 10:35 AM

New York rappers Fabolous and Juelz Santana have launched a Twitter attack toward Laurence Fishburne's daughter, Montana, and her recent adult film co-star Brian Pumper.

Continue reading Fabolous & Juelz Santana Taunt Montana Fishburne, "A N*gga Tried To Play Connect 4 On Your A**".

Soulja Boy Tell Em Suffers "DeAndre Way" Setback

August 26, 2010 10:27 AM

Rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em's delayed The DeAndre Way will continue to keep fans waiting longer as reports now suggest the project has been pushed back to the fall.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Tell Em Suffers "DeAndre Way" Setback.

50 Cent's "F*ck You" Freestyle Was Flattering, Cee-Lo Says

August 25, 2010 11:03 PM

After 50 Cent's "F*ck You" freestyle hit the Internet last weekend, the song's originator Cee-Lo Green has come out to share his post-release reaction.

Continue reading 50 Cent's "F*ck You" Freestyle Was Flattering, Cee-Lo Says.

Sean Penn Calls For Wyclef Jean To End Haiti Prez Run

August 25, 2010 10:40 PM

Hollywood actor Sean Penn has once again called out Wyclef Jean in his attempt to run for the presidency of Haiti and questioned why he will not give up on a bid.

Continue reading Sean Penn Calls For Wyclef Jean To End Haiti Prez Run.

Wiz Khalifa Doesn't Regret Turning Down Rick Ross' Maybach Record Deal

August 25, 2010 10:18 PM

Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa has come forward to speak on recently turning down an opportunity to join Rick Ross' Maybach Music record label imprint for an Atlantic Records deal.

Continue reading Wiz Khalifa Doesn't Regret Turning Down Rick Ross' Maybach Record Deal.

Drake Pens Letter To Aaliyah, "I Was Truly In Love With You"

August 25, 2010 10:05 PM

Young Money's Drake has penned a dedication letter in memory of late singer Aaliyah Dana Haughton nine years after her passing.

Continue reading Drake Pens Letter To Aaliyah, "I Was Truly In Love With You".

Beanie Sigel "Hates" Kanye West On New Freestyle, "I Heard He Takes It In His Rear" [Audio]

August 25, 2010 5:05 PM

Former Roc-A-Fella artist Beanie Sigel has blasted his ex-labelmate Kanye West on a new freestyle and accuses the Grammy winner of being a homosexual.

Continue reading Beanie Sigel "Hates" Kanye West On New Freestyle, "I Heard He Takes It In His Rear" [Audio].

Cash Money Records Scouts Lil Wayne Vid Director For EP Launch

August 25, 2010 5:00 PM

With incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne preparing the release of his I Am Not A Human Being EP, SOHH has learned "Roger That" music video director David Rousseau will be lending his helping eye.

Continue reading Cash Money Records Scouts Lil Wayne Vid Director For EP Launch.

Timbaland Addresses Suicide Attempt Reports, "I Don't Even Know What Happened"

August 25, 2010 4:37 PM

Grammy-winning producer Timbaland has stepped forward to address reports that he was contemplating suicide yesterday when police went on a manhunt for him at his family's request.

Continue reading Timbaland Addresses Suicide Attempt Reports, "I Don't Even Know What Happened".

DJ Khaled Ecstatic Over Cash Money Records Signing, "I've Been A Fan Forever"

August 25, 2010 3:15 PM

Def Jam South President DJ Khaled has confirmed being the latest artist to join Cash Money Records and defended his decision to break bread with the all-star label, home to Lil Wayne and Bow Wow.

Continue reading DJ Khaled Ecstatic Over Cash Money Records Signing, "I've Been A Fan Forever".

Sean Garrett Talks "Inking" Drake, Fabolous & Gucci Mane, "That's Family Right There"

August 25, 2010 3:00 PM

With this week's release of Sean Garrett's The Inkwell mixtape, SOHH hit up the producer to get an exclusive scoop on what fans can expect from his new compilation.

Continue reading Sean Garrett Talks "Inking" Drake, Fabolous & Gucci Mane, "That's Family Right There".

Eminem Reigns Supreme At No. 1, Kem Makes An Intimate Debut At No. 2, Rick Ross Falls From Top 10

August 25, 2010 3:00 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem continues to command his place atop his competition, Kem returns to the chart and Rick Ross takes a fall from the Top 10.

Continue reading Eminem Reigns Supreme At No. 1, Kem Makes An Intimate Debut At No. 2, Rick Ross Falls From Top 10.

Fabolous Blasts Soulja Boy, "Letting Kat Stacks In Your Hotel Room Alone Is Stupid Boy Swag"

August 25, 2010 1:09 PM

New York rapper Fabolous has taken note of recent footage showing Soulja Boy Tell Em and groupie Kat Stacks in a hotel room and allegedly clowned the 20 year-old emcee.

Continue reading Fabolous Blasts Soulja Boy, "Letting Kat Stacks In Your Hotel Room Alone Is Stupid Boy Swag".

Lloyd Banks "Hungry" For November Album Face-Off W/ Nicki Minaj & Kanye West [Audio]

August 25, 2010 12:00 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has discussed his upcoming November album Hunger For More 2, and how confident he is going up against other simultaneously scheduled-to-drop projects from Nicki Minaj and Kanye West.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks "Hungry" For November Album Face-Off W/ Nicki Minaj & Kanye West [Audio].

Timbaland Detained By Police After Manhunt Over "Possible Suicide Attempt"

August 25, 2010 11:42 AM

Grammy-winning producer Timbaland was reportedly detained by police yesterday after his family informed authorities they were worried he may commit suicide.

Continue reading Timbaland Detained By Police After Manhunt Over "Possible Suicide Attempt".

Chris Brown Addresses BET Awards Meltdown, "That Was My Ultimate Apology"

August 25, 2010 11:25 AM

R&B singer Chris Brown has finally addressed his performance at this past June's BET Awards where he dissolved into tears during his Michael Jackson tribute.

Continue reading Chris Brown Addresses BET Awards Meltdown, "That Was My Ultimate Apology".

LoLa Monroe On Montana Fishburne's Adult Film Career, "That's Just A Terribly Misguided Young Girl"

August 25, 2010 11:10 AM

Retired video vixen LoLa Monroe has given her opinion on actor Laurence Fishburne's daughter, Montana, making a run in the pornographic film industry.

Continue reading LoLa Monroe On Montana Fishburne's Adult Film Career, "That's Just A Terribly Misguided Young Girl".

Swizz Beatz Promises "Haute" Music, "I'm Gonna Give Everyone The Unthinkable"

August 25, 2010 10:55 AM

Ruff Ryders producer Swizz Beatz has divulged on what fans can anticipate from his upcoming Haute Living solo album.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Promises "Haute" Music, "I'm Gonna Give Everyone The Unthinkable".

Missy Elliott Remembers Aaliyah 9 Years Later, "If She Was Still With Us, She Would Still Be At The Top"

August 25, 2010 10:40 AM

Missy Elliott has openly reflected on the memory of her friend, the late singer/actress Aaliyah nine years after she was killed in a fatal plane crash.

Continue reading Missy Elliott Remembers Aaliyah 9 Years Later, "If She Was Still With Us, She Would Still Be At The Top".

Scott Storch Worked On "Detox" Since January, Says Manager [Video]

August 24, 2010 11:50 PM

Producer Scott Storch reportedly clocked in over six months working on Dr. Dre's upcoming Detox album and is just now returning to his Florida home.

Continue reading Scott Storch Worked On "Detox" Since January, Says Manager [Video].

Nicki Minaj Pressured Into Dropping "Pink Friday" In November, "I Wanted To Put It Out Next Year" [Video]

August 24, 2010 11:11 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has revealed her initial hopes of putting out the long-awaited debut album Pink Friday next year but pressure from Cash Money Records persuaded a change of heart.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Pressured Into Dropping "Pink Friday" In November, "I Wanted To Put It Out Next Year" [Video].

Kat Stacks Accuses Soulja Boy Of Being A "Coke" Head, "That's Why He Can't F*ck Me Right" [Video]

August 24, 2010 10:40 PM

Self-proclaimed groupie Kat Stacks has released new footage of her and rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em romancing together in a Georgia hotel.

Continue reading Kat Stacks Accuses Soulja Boy Of Being A "Coke" Head, "That's Why He Can't F*ck Me Right" [Video].

Nick Cannon Refuses To Confirm Mariah Carey Pregnancy, "When My Wife Feels Like Talking, You'll Hear It Directly"

August 24, 2010 5:30 PM

Actor/Rapper Nick Cannon has stepped forward to address rumors that his wife, Mariah Carey, is pregnant after recent performance photos show a more plump than usual singer.

Continue reading Nick Cannon Refuses To Confirm Mariah Carey Pregnancy, "When My Wife Feels Like Talking, You'll Hear It Directly".

Nipsey Hussle Down To Spit Bars W/ Justin Bieber, "That's My N*gga"

August 24, 2010 5:25 PM

West Coast rapper Nipsey Hussle recently discussed the buzz surrounding pop singer Justin Bieber since the teen sensation got Kanye West and Raekwon to remix his "Runaway Love" hit.

Continue reading Nipsey Hussle Down To Spit Bars W/ Justin Bieber, "That's My N*gga".

Rick Ross On "Teflon Don" First-Week Sales, "It's All About Winning & We Most Definitely Won" [Video]

August 24, 2010 5:21 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross has finally addressed his first-week sales of Teflon Don after the project came out earlier this summer and was his first not to debut atop its competition.

Continue reading Rick Ross On "Teflon Don" First-Week Sales, "It's All About Winning & We Most Definitely Won" [Video].

Dipset Seek Fans' Help For "Diplomatic Immunity 3" LP, "Name 5 Producers You Think We Should Get"

August 24, 2010 5:15 PM

Dipset's Jim Jones has reached out to listeners in hopes of getting their suggestions for producers the group should enlist to help create the Diplomatic Immunity 3 album.

Continue reading Dipset Seek Fans' Help For "Diplomatic Immunity 3" LP, "Name 5 Producers You Think We Should Get".

Fabolous Shows Up In The Red Light District

August 24, 2010 4:50 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 rock that Cap Diss crown for seven days. Who's got next?

Continue reading Fabolous Shows Up In The Red Light District.

Swizz Beatz Experiences Change Of Heart, Renames New Album

August 24, 2010 3:15 PM

After previously revealing the name of his upcoming solo album a few weeks ago, producer/rapper Swizz Beatz has renamed the project to reflect his passion for fashion and art.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Experiences Change Of Heart, Renames New Album.

Wyclef Jean Exposes Haiti Electoral Officials, "They Violated The Constitution To Benefit Their Families & Friends"

August 24, 2010 3:00 PM

Wyclef Jean is continuing to fight for an opportunity to enter Haiti's presidential race this November and has now reportedly accused electoral officials of violating the country's constitution.

Continue reading Wyclef Jean Exposes Haiti Electoral Officials, "They Violated The Constitution To Benefit Their Families & Friends".

Rick Ross Co-Signed 50 Cent's "F*ck You" Freestyle, "That Iz Hott!"

August 24, 2010 2:00 PM

Triple C's leader Rick Ross placed his personal differences against 50 Cent aside yesterday and championed the rapper's new "F*ck You" freestyle.

Continue reading Rick Ross Co-Signed 50 Cent's "F*ck You" Freestyle, "That Iz Hott!".

Nicki Minaj Says Critics Pray For Her Downfall, "People Expect Me To Lose" [Video]

August 24, 2010 1:50 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj recently spoke out on the criticism she's received and why she feels people want to see her achieve success.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Says Critics Pray For Her Downfall, "People Expect Me To Lose" [Video].

T.I. Sacrificed To Wrap Up "Takers" Production

August 24, 2010 12:00 PM

Rapper/actor T.I. recently discussed putting together his upcoming Takers film and the sacrifices he had to make in order to help bring its production to a successful close.

Continue reading T.I. Sacrificed To Wrap Up "Takers" Production.

Lil Boosie Releasing New LP From Beyond The Jail Cell

August 24, 2010 12:00 PM

Incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie will not allow jail bars to keep his words from being heard as the rapper's label, Asylum Records, is set to issue a new LP from the Southern rapper as he serves time for drug and murder charges.

Continue reading Lil Boosie Releasing New LP From Beyond The Jail Cell .

Shyne Wants To Lead Belize, "I Can Inspire Motherf*ckers To Be In That Vein Of Determination" [Video]

August 24, 2010 11:50 AM

New York rapper Shyne has opened up about his admiration for Belize and how America has shaped him to be a leader for his birthcountry.

Continue reading Shyne Wants To Lead Belize, "I Can Inspire Motherf*ckers To Be In That Vein Of Determination" [Video].

Fabolous' "There Is No Competition 2" EP Grieves Setback

August 24, 2010 11:15 AM

 Fabolous' upcoming There Is No Competition 2: The Grieving Music mixtape has suffered a slight setback by having its release date pushed into September.

Continue reading Fabolous' "There Is No Competition 2" EP Grieves Setback.

Drake's "Miss Me" Director On Lil Wayne's Absence, "It Wasn't Shot The Way I Would Have Shot It"

August 24, 2010 10:45 AM

Director Anthony Mandler, has expressed his feelings about filming Drake's video for "Miss Me", and why it was difficult to put together a visual without the incarcerated Young Money leader Lil Wayne's presence.

Continue reading Drake's "Miss Me" Director On Lil Wayne's Absence, "It Wasn't Shot The Way I Would Have Shot It".

Nicki Minaj Shares 20-Year Blueprint, "I Like To Experiment, So Maybe I'll Just Shave My Whole Hair Bald"

August 23, 2010 11:00 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has unveiled a 20-year power plan which includes going through a massive hairstyle change, switching up her image and taking on television writing.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Shares 20-Year Blueprint, "I Like To Experiment, So Maybe I'll Just Shave My Whole Hair Bald".

Lloyd Says Dr. Dre's "Detox" LP "Still Has The Youth By The Balls" [Video]

August 23, 2010 10:44 PM

R&B singer Lloyd recently talked about a studio session he had with veteran producer Dr. Dre and revealed listening to a portion of the long-awaited Detox album.

Continue reading Lloyd Says Dr. Dre's "Detox" LP "Still Has The Youth By The Balls" [Video].

Shyne Believes He Represents The People, "The Only Reason Motherf*ckers Are Jacking Me Is Divine Intervention" [Video]

August 23, 2010 10:08 PM

Former Bad Boy Records artist Shyne recently discussed how he has been able to maintain his relevance despite spending nearly an entire decade behind bars for a 1999 club shooting conviction.

Continue reading Shyne Believes He Represents The People, "The Only Reason Motherf*ckers Are Jacking Me Is Divine Intervention" [Video].

Swizz Beatz Defends Kanye West's "Power" Remix Delay

August 23, 2010 5:23 PM

Producer Swizz Beatz has come to the defense of Kanye West for releasing his long-awaited "Power" remix a week later than expected.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Defends Kanye West's "Power" Remix Delay.

Yelawolf Reveals "Overwhelming" Eminem Sit-Down, "I Got Some Advice From Him About Getting Sh*t Under Control"

August 23, 2010 5:01 PM

Rap newcomer Yelawolf has revealed a recent sit-down he had with Interscope lablemate Eminem and what advice he received from the former drug addict.

Continue reading Yelawolf Reveals "Overwhelming" Eminem Sit-Down, "I Got Some Advice From Him About Getting Sh*t Under Control".

Fat Joe Explains Real Reason Behind Selling $4 Mil Mansion, "In The Suburbs, It's Sh*t I've Never Seen In My Life" [Video]

August 23, 2010 4:30 PM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe recently revealed the real motivation behind recently putting his $4 million Florida home on the market.

Continue reading Fat Joe Explains Real Reason Behind Selling $4 Mil Mansion, "In The Suburbs, It's Sh*t I've Never Seen In My Life" [Video].

Diddy Denies "Robbing" Bad Boy Artists, "They Don't Have No Proof That I've Ever Done Nothing Like That"

August 23, 2010 4:13 PM

Bad Boy Records' CEO Sean "Diddy" Combs has denied accusations of doing his ex-artists "dirty" by mistreating them while on his label.

Continue reading Diddy Denies "Robbing" Bad Boy Artists, "They Don't Have No Proof That I've Ever Done Nothing Like That".

Jim Jones, Maino, Fat Joe & More Rally Against Gun Violence

August 23, 2010 3:50 PM

New York rappers Jim Jones, Maino, Fat Joe, Juelz Santana and more will unite this week to raise awareness on the rising gun violence rate in the Big Apple.

Continue reading Jim Jones, Maino, Fat Joe & More Rally Against Gun Violence.

50 Cent Says "F*ck You" On New Freestyle Record [Audio]

August 23, 2010 3:10 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent may be building his movie career but over the weekend, the rapper treated fans to a new freestyle called "F*ck You."

Continue reading 50 Cent Says "F*ck You" On New Freestyle Record [Audio].

Bow Wow Reacts To Winning "Lottery Ticket", "We Beat The Odds"

August 23, 2010 3:05 PM

Rapper Bow Wow has shared his reaction to this past weekend's debut of his new movie, Lottery Ticket, and the film taking in over $11 million.

Continue reading Bow Wow Reacts To Winning "Lottery Ticket", "We Beat The Odds".

Jay-Z & U2 Kick Off Australia "Live" Take Over This November

August 23, 2010 11:50 AM

Rap veteran Jay-Z has been chosen to accompany Irish rockers U2 on their 360 Live Nation tour set to take off in Australia this November.

Continue reading Jay-Z & U2 Kick Off Australia "Live" Take Over This November .

T.I. On "King of the South" Contenders, "Only Person Who Is In A Position To Make A Claim Would Be Lil Wayne" [Video]

August 23, 2010 11:30 AM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. recently talked about his self-proclaimed "King of the South" title and why Lil Wayne is the only current artist he considers capable of eventually wearing that crown.

Continue reading T.I. On "King of the South" Contenders, "Only Person Who Is In A Position To Make A Claim Would Be Lil Wayne" [Video].

Paul Wall Exposes Mike Jones' "Tipping" Point, "He Lied & Turned His Back On A Lot Of People"

August 23, 2010 10:50 AM

Swishahouse's Paul Wall recently talked about the disappearance of ex-labelmate Mike Jones and where their relationship stands six years after dropping the smash hit,"Still Tippin'".

Continue reading Paul Wall Exposes Mike Jones' "Tipping" Point, "He Lied & Turned His Back On A Lot Of People".

Faith Evans Speaks On DUI Arrest, "I Was Stopped At A Random Checkpoint"

August 23, 2010 9:40 AM

R&B singer Faith Evans has come forward to confirm reports that she was arrested over the weekend on a DUI charge in Los Angeles.

Continue reading Faith Evans Speaks On DUI Arrest, "I Was Stopped At A Random Checkpoint".

Bow Wow & Ice Cube's "Lottery Ticket" Fails To Hit Box Office Jackpot

August 23, 2010 12:07 AM

Rappers Bow Wow and Ice Cube's new film, Lottery Ticket, failed to dominate the box office this past weekend debuting at No. 4 with just over $11 million in profits.

Continue reading Bow Wow & Ice Cube's "Lottery Ticket" Fails To Hit Box Office Jackpot.

Swizz Beatz Gets "Fancier" On Drake's Hit [Video]

August 23, 2010 12:00 AM

Producer Swizz Beatz has promised fans they may expect to hear a remix to Drake's current hit single, "Fancy," which already features himself and T.I..

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Gets "Fancier" On Drake's Hit [Video].

Wyclef Jean Fights Back In Haiti Presidency Ruling, "I Cannot Surrender Now"

August 22, 2010 7:58 PM

The Fugees' frontman Wyclef Jean has decided to fight back a Haitian election officials ruling stating he may not run for the presidency this fall.

Continue reading Wyclef Jean Fights Back In Haiti Presidency Ruling, "I Cannot Surrender Now".

Cam'ron Protege Clarifies Diplomat Ties, "I'm Not Dipset, I'm Just An Artist Over There"

August 22, 2010 4:32 PM

Cam'ron protege Vado has clarified his Diplomat ties and said he is not considered an active member of the Dipset crew which includes Jim Jones, Juelz Santana and Freekey Zekey.

Continue reading Cam'ron Protege Clarifies Diplomat Ties, "I'm Not Dipset, I'm Just An Artist Over There".

Slaughterhouse's Crooked I On Shady Records Deal Hold Up, "It's Worse Than LeBron Going To The Heat"

August 22, 2010 3:39 PM

Slaughterhouse's Crooked I has updated fans on the status of his crew making the move to Eminem's Shady Records after months of speculation.

Continue reading Slaughterhouse's Crooked I On Shady Records Deal Hold Up, "It's Worse Than LeBron Going To The Heat".

Nicki Minaj Lost "Lottery Ticket" Movie Role, Says Bow Wow

August 22, 2010 3:20 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj reportedly lost an opportunity to make her theatrical debut in the new Lottery Ticket movie according to the film's star and Cash Money artist Bow Wow.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Lost "Lottery Ticket" Movie Role, Says Bow Wow.

Notorious B.I.G.'s Ex-Wife Faith Evans Arrested In Los Angeles

August 22, 2010 2:20 PM

The ex-wife of late rapper Notorious B.I.G., Faith Evans, was reportedly arrested in Los Angeles this weekend on a DUI (Driving Under The Influence) charge.

Continue reading Notorious B.I.G.'s Ex-Wife Faith Evans Arrested In Los Angeles.

Kanye West Makes A "G.O.O.D." Promise, "Every Friday Y'All Gone Have A New Joint From Our Family"

August 22, 2010 2:15 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is staying on fans' radar by promising to release a new record each weekend through Christmas.

Continue reading Kanye West Makes A "G.O.O.D." Promise, "Every Friday Y'All Gone Have A New Joint From Our Family".

Kanye West Shows Off His True Colors

August 22, 2010 12:00 AM

Color Me Bad: Grammy-winning producer/rapper Kanye West shows off his true colors.

Photo taken from Kanye West's Twitter

Freeway Throws Up New "Diamond" W/ Just Blaze [Video]

August 21, 2010 3:00 PM

Former Roc-A-Fella artist Freeway has announced plans to drop a new solo album entitled Diamond in the Rough with some help from sought-after producer Just Blaze.

Continue reading Freeway Throws Up New "Diamond" W/ Just Blaze [Video].

Drake Goes Rat Pack For VMA Promo, "I Get To Channel My Inner Sinatra" [Video]

August 21, 2010 2:45 PM

Young Money breakout star Drake is one of the latest nominees used to promote next month's MTV Video Music Awards and has drawn inspiration for his feature from one of his actor/singer predecessors: iconic Rat Pack member Frank Sinatra.

Continue reading Drake Goes Rat Pack For VMA Promo, "I Get To Channel My Inner Sinatra" [Video].

Lil Wayne Warns Drake & Bow Wow About Getting Locked Up, "This Ain't Built For Cats Like Us" [Video]

August 21, 2010 10:44 AM

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne is reportedly giving advice to Cash Money Records' Bow Wow and labelmate Drake about the harsh realities of being locked up.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Warns Drake & Bow Wow About Getting Locked Up, "This Ain't Built For Cats Like Us" [Video].

Raekwon On Taking Over The Pop Game, "Anything I Touch Is Gonna Be Hot"

August 21, 2010 10:30 AM

After creating a buzz across the Internet for hopping on pop star Justin Bieber's "Runaway Love" remix, Raekwon has now opened up about the possibility of doing more non-rap guest features.

Continue reading Raekwon On Taking Over The Pop Game, "Anything I Touch Is Gonna Be Hot".

Wyclef Jean Withdraws From Haiti Presidential Run, "I Disagree With The Ruling"

August 21, 2010 2:06 AM

The Fugees' leader Wyclef Jean has confirmed reports of being ineligible to run for the presidency in Haiti through an open letter to fans and supporters.

Continue reading Wyclef Jean Withdraws From Haiti Presidential Run, "I Disagree With The Ruling".

Twista & Director Vlad Yudin On Set Of Upcoming Documentary

August 21, 2010 12:00 AM

The Day After Tomorrow: Chicago rapper Twista and director Vlad Yudin on set of the upcoming emcee's documentary set to drop in November.

Photo submitted by publicist Jonathan Hay.

Shyne Calls Out Phony Rappers, "I Don't Let Goons Take Advantage Of A Square" [Video]

August 20, 2010 5:34 PM

Deported rapper Shyne has discussed his problems with self-proclaimed "gangsta" rappers and why artists should not try to disguise their rhymes with fictional tales of violence and crime.

Continue reading Shyne Calls Out Phony Rappers, "I Don't Let Goons Take Advantage Of A Square" [Video].

Wiz Khalifa Snubs Drake's Road Trip Offer, "Maybe When I Make $10 Million, Then We Can Tour"

August 20, 2010 5:18 PM

Newly signed Atlantic Records artist Wiz Khalifa has turned down an opportunity to hit the road with Young Money's Drake next month for a nationwide road tour.

Continue reading Wiz Khalifa Snubs Drake's Road Trip Offer, "Maybe When I Make $10 Million, Then We Can Tour".

Russell Simmons Analyzes Cash Kings List, "I'd Expect Lil Wayne [Would] Make A Lot Of Money" [Video]

August 20, 2010 5:05 PM

Def Jam Records co-founder Russell Simmons has shared his reaction and analyzed this year's Forbes Cash Kings list which includes Jay-Z, Diddy, Lil Wayne and Drake.

Continue reading Russell Simmons Analyzes Cash Kings List, "I'd Expect Lil Wayne [Would] Make A Lot Of Money" [Video].

Method Man At Fault For Bloodied Eye Attack, Says Juggalo Performer

August 20, 2010 4:40 PM

After reports came out stating Method Man would press charges for being injured during the annual Gathering of The Juggalos concert in Illinois last weekend, a performer has spoken out and says Meth brought the incident upon himself.

Continue reading Method Man At Fault For Bloodied Eye Attack, Says Juggalo Performer.

Drake Announces Lil Wayne "Welcome Home Weezy" Celebration [Video]

August 20, 2010 3:15 PM

Young Money's Drake has divulged his plans to put on a "Welcome Home Weezy" concert upon incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne's release from Rikers Island this November.

Continue reading Drake Announces Lil Wayne "Welcome Home Weezy" Celebration [Video].

Jay-Z & Diddy's $$$ Makes 50 Cent A Cash Queen, Nicki Minaj Has Rap In A Chokehold, Baby Is The New Russell Simmons

August 20, 2010 3:00 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we're gonna watch Jay-Z and Diddy's cash flow body 50 Cent, pay homage to the new Russell Simmons, find out why Nicki Minaj has a chokehold on the rap game and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Jay-Z & Diddy's $$$ Makes 50 Cent A Cash Queen, Nicki Minaj Has Rap In A Chokehold, Baby Is The New Russell Simmons.

Lloyd Banks Calls Shyne & Game's New Music Wack, "This Record Is The Worst" [Video]

August 20, 2010 2:05 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has dismissed new music from rap rivals Shyne and Game, labeling their latest records as "wack."

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Calls Shyne & Game's New Music Wack, "This Record Is The Worst" [Video].

Cam'ron & Jim Jones Hint At New Dipset Record Deal [Video]

August 20, 2010 1:10 PM

Reunited rappers Cam'ron and Jim Jones have fueled speculation that the new Dipset record deal may be phasing out of the negotiation phase and nearing a successful close.

Continue reading Cam'ron & Jim Jones Hint At New Dipset Record Deal [Video].

Soulja Boy Tell 'Em Claims Kanye West Co-Signed His "Dope A** Bars"

August 20, 2010 12:40 PM

Rapper Soulja Boy Tell 'Em has opened up about his relationship with Kanye West as he continues work on the forthcoming DeAndre Way album and said the producer has rated his emcee skills through the process.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Tell 'Em Claims Kanye West Co-Signed His "Dope A** Bars".

Eminem Shines Away From Limelight, "I Don't Thrive Off That"

August 20, 2010 12:15 PM

Eminem recently discussed his self-perception and why, despite having the biggest selling album of 2010, he does not subscribe to his "superstar" accolades.

Continue reading Eminem Shines Away From Limelight, "I Don't Thrive Off That".

Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz "Power" Up The Internet, Kanye West Unplugs Remix [Audio]

August 20, 2010 11:20 AM

Rappers Kanye West, Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz have teamed up and released a new remix to Ye's "Power" hit single.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Swizz Beatz "Power" Up The Internet, Kanye West Unplugs Remix [Audio].

Kanye West & Taylor Swift Reunion In Works, Says Video Music Awards Host

August 20, 2010 11:15 AM

MTV Video Music Awards 2010 host Chelsea Handler is hoping to reunite rapper Kanye West and country singer Taylor Swift at next month's ceremony, a year after Ye infamously interrupted Swift onstage while she was accepting the Best Female Video award.

Continue reading Kanye West & Taylor Swift Reunion In Works, Says Video Music Awards Host.

Raekwon Switches Up Ingredients On Justin Bieber Remix

August 20, 2010 10:50 AM

 Raekwon The Chef has hipped awaiting listeners to a certain detail about his recent studio session with Kanye West to cook up the Justin Bieber "Runaway Love" remix.

Continue reading Raekwon Switches Up Ingredients On Justin Bieber Remix.

DJ Khaled Inks Cash Money Record Deal, "Hard Work Pays Off"

August 20, 2010 10:35 AM

Def Jam South President DJ Khaled has announced becoming the latest artist to sign a new record deal with Baby's Cash Money Records.

Continue reading DJ Khaled Inks Cash Money Record Deal, "Hard Work Pays Off".

DJ Khaled Gets Inducted Into The Cash Money Records Family

August 20, 2010 12:00 AM

Welcome To The Family: Def Jam South President DJ Khaled and new labelmate Baby celebrate his induction to the Cash Money Records family.

Photo taken from DJ Khaled's Twitter

Eminem Puts Mariah Carey Beef To Rest, "I Don't Want To Keep Beating A Dead Horse"

August 19, 2010 11:41 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has opened up about his past issues with Mariah Carey and why despite name-checking her on his latest album, Recovery, she is no longer a lyrical target.

Continue reading Eminem Puts Mariah Carey Beef To Rest, "I Don't Want To Keep Beating A Dead Horse".

Laurence Fishburne's Daughter Inks Open Letter, "Doing Porn Is Not About Me Becoming Famous"

August 19, 2010 11:27 PM

Hollywood actor Laurence Fishburne's daughter, Montana, has released an open letter justifying her decision to shock fans and make a run in the adult film industry.

Continue reading Laurence Fishburne's Daughter Inks Open Letter, "Doing Porn Is Not About Me Becoming Famous".

Wyclef Jean Shuns Haiti Presidential Ineligibility Reports, "I Wanted To Clarify A Rumor"

August 19, 2010 11:08 PM

Fugees frontman Wyclef Jean has stepped forward to address reports which claim he is ineligible to run for president of Haiti in November.

Continue reading Wyclef Jean Shuns Haiti Presidential Ineligibility Reports, "I Wanted To Clarify A Rumor".

T.I. Brings Out His "Lil Homies" For New Cartoon Venture

August 19, 2010 5:45 PM

T.I. has announced plans to launch a new cartoon series called "Lil Homies" later this year.

Continue reading T.I. Brings Out His "Lil Homies" For New Cartoon Venture.

Lil Wayne "Calls A Lot" From Rikers Island, Says Young Money Protege

August 19, 2010 5:43 PM

Young Money protege Lil Twist recently talked about his relationship with Lil Wayne and how often he keeps in touch with the incarcerated rapper.

Continue reading Lil Wayne "Calls A Lot" From Rikers Island, Says Young Money Protege.

Bizzy Bone Bigs Up Cash Money Records, "They Respect The Artist Position & Know How To Market"

August 19, 2010 5:30 PM

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Bizzy Bone has shared his admiration for Cash Money Records and why Baby's label is one of many he sees as profiting.

Continue reading Bizzy Bone Bigs Up Cash Money Records, "They Respect The Artist Position & Know How To Market".

Missy Elliott Prepping Rap Resurgence After 5-Year Hiatus

August 19, 2010 4:20 PM

Rapper/songwriter Missy Elliott is reportedly setting forth a musical comeback with the help of an upcoming new single called "Blow Ya Whistle."

Continue reading Missy Elliott Prepping Rap Resurgence After 5-Year Hiatus.

Ice Cube Confirms Completion Of Delayed I Am The West LP

August 19, 2010 4:15 PM

West Coast rap veteran Ice Cube has informed his fans that the deferred I Am The West album will be ready for release next month.

Continue reading Ice Cube Confirms Completion Of Delayed I Am The West LP .

Cam'ron Protege Spreads Concepts On "Gunz N' Butta" Debut

August 19, 2010 2:10 PM

Cam'ron protege Vado has unleashed details about the upcoming Gunz N' Butta album and explained what hip-hop heads can expect to hear on the LP.

Continue reading Cam'ron Protege Spreads Concepts On "Gunz N' Butta" Debut.

Eminem Counts Down Retirement, "I Don't Know How Much Longer I Have In This Game"

August 19, 2010 1:20 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem addresses his run in hip-hop and an eventual retirement from rhyming in the new VIBE issue.

Continue reading Eminem Counts Down Retirement, "I Don't Know How Much Longer I Have In This Game".

Drake Is All About A Milli, "A Million Copies Sold, A Million Followers, A Million More Moments For Us To Share"

August 19, 2010 1:14 PM

Young Money's Drake has showed his appreciation for fans as he has now reached over a million Twitter followers and announced plans to do a live UStream broadcast tonight.

Continue reading Drake Is All About A Milli, "A Million Copies Sold, A Million Followers, A Million More Moments For Us To Share".

"People Have Never Heard Me Sing Like This": Lloyd Promises New Sound On Upcoming Disc [Video]

August 19, 2010 12:25 PM

Former Murder Inc. crooner Lloyd has discussed working on his forthcoming King of Hearts album and when it will most likely hit record stores.

Continue reading "People Have Never Heard Me Sing Like This": Lloyd Promises New Sound On Upcoming Disc [Video].

Kanye West Wraps Up Justin Bieber Remix, "Raekwon's Verse Is Crazy!!!"

August 19, 2010 12:00 PM

 Kanye West has kept his word and is now placing the finishing touches on his upcoming "Runaway Love" remix with Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon.

Continue reading Kanye West Wraps Up Justin Bieber Remix, "Raekwon's Verse Is Crazy!!!".

Bow Wow Exposes Biggest Weakness, "[It] Has Definitely Road Blocked Me"

August 19, 2010 11:35 AM

Actor/rapper Bow Wow has revealed one of his biggest weaknesses in his career and which Hollywood blockbuster actor's status he is currently pursuing.

Continue reading Bow Wow Exposes Biggest Weakness, "[It] Has Definitely Road Blocked Me".

Tahiry On Joe Budden's New Video Vixen Girl, "He Could Date Lady Gaga & I'd Give Him A High Five"

August 19, 2010 11:15 AM

Joe Budden's ex-girlfriend Tahiry Jose has updated fans on the status of her relationship with the New Jersey emcee and her reaction to him dating video vixen Esther Baxter.

Continue reading Tahiry On Joe Budden's New Video Vixen Girl, "He Could Date Lady Gaga & I'd Give Him A High Five".

Eminem's "Recovery" To Continue Sales Chart Domination Next Week

August 19, 2010 11:00 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery will reportedly maintain its sales chart predominance as album projections show it staying at No. 1 for at least one more week.

Continue reading Eminem's "Recovery" To Continue Sales Chart Domination Next Week.

Rick Ross & Diddy Behind The Scenes At VIBE Photo Shoot

August 19, 2010 12:00 AM

Boss Of All Bosses: Def Jam's Rick Ross and Bad Boy Records CEO Sean "Diddy" Combs spotted during their recent VIBE photo shoot.

Photo taken from VIBE

MTV's Video Music Awards Host Announced, "Let The A** Kissing Begin"

August 18, 2010 11:56 PM

The host for next month's annual MTV Video Music Awards will be comedian and television personality Chelsea Handler.

Continue reading MTV's Video Music Awards Host Announced, "Let The A** Kissing Begin".

Baby On Cash Money Records Outlasting Jay-Z & DMX's Labels, "We Work Like Ni**as Who Never Made A Dollar"

August 18, 2010 11:39 PM

Cash Money Records' co-founder Baby recently talked about his label outlasting its competition from the 1990's including Jay-Z's Roc-A-Fella Records and DMX's Ruff Ryders Interscope imprint.

Continue reading Baby On Cash Money Records Outlasting Jay-Z & DMX's Labels, "We Work Like Ni**as Who Never Made A Dollar".

Drake Breaks Out Lil Wayne In "Miss Me" Video Premiere

August 18, 2010 10:51 PM

Young Money's Drake will premiere his Lil Wayne-assisted "Miss Me" music video tomorrow (August 19) night.

Continue reading Drake Breaks Out Lil Wayne In "Miss Me" Video Premiere.

Yung Joc Catches Heat After Pit Bull Dogs Attack

August 18, 2010 10:12 PM

Former Bad Boy Records artist Yung Joc has caught some heat after two of his pit bulls attacked a local Atlanta resident's dog.

Continue reading Yung Joc Catches Heat After Pit Bull Dogs Attack.

DJ Premier Mourns Fat Beats Closing, "[It's] Like One Of My Friends Passing"

August 18, 2010 9:44 PM

Iconic hip-hop music retailer Fat Beats will reportedly close its doors for good next month with the shuttering of the New York and Los Angeles locations.

Continue reading DJ Premier Mourns Fat Beats Closing, "[It's] Like One Of My Friends Passing".

"I Just Met A Producer Who May Have Changed The Entire Landscape Of 'Mood Muzik 4'" -Joe Budden

August 18, 2010 6:29 PM

Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden has updated fans on the status of his upcoming Mood Muzik 4 mixtape and revealed a possible project-changing meeting he had with a producer.

Continue reading "I Just Met A Producer Who May Have Changed The Entire Landscape Of 'Mood Muzik 4'" -Joe Budden.

T.I. "Begged On Hands & Knees" For Lady Gaga

August 18, 2010 5:53 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. recently talked about recording a new collaboration with pop superstar Lady Gaga and how he "begged on hands and knees" to get on a track with her.

Continue reading T.I. "Begged On Hands & Knees" For Lady Gaga.

Charles Hamilton Confined To Wheel Chair, "I Have Sharp Pains When I'm Walking & Literally Want To Collapse"

August 18, 2010 5:38 PM

New York rapper Charles Hamilton shocked fans today after appearing on a live UStream broadcast confined to a wheel chair.

Continue reading Charles Hamilton Confined To Wheel Chair, "I Have Sharp Pains When I'm Walking & Literally Want To Collapse".

50 Cent & Eve Analyze Nicki Minaj's Make-Up, "She's Not Representing For Every Female"

August 18, 2010 5:17 PM

Rappers 50 Cent and Eve have shared their opinions of self-proclaimed hip-hop "Barbie" Nicki Minaj and what she brings to the rap game.

Continue reading 50 Cent & Eve Analyze Nicki Minaj's Make-Up, "She's Not Representing For Every Female".

Shyne Contemplates Joining Lil Wayne, Cash Money Records

August 18, 2010 4:37 PM

New York rapper Shyne is reportedly considering releasing a new album later this year through Baby and Lil Wayne's Cash Money Records label.

Continue reading Shyne Contemplates Joining Lil Wayne, Cash Money Records.

T.I. Applauds B.o.B.'s Success, "This Is The Reason We Miss Days Out Of Our Children's Lives"

August 18, 2010 4:10 PM

Grand Hustle leader T.I. recently shared his praise for his protege B.o.B. and all of the success he has encountered since dropping a No. 1 debut last spring.

Continue reading T.I. Applauds B.o.B.'s Success, "This Is The Reason We Miss Days Out Of Our Children's Lives".

Kanye West Avoids Suge Knight Face-To-Face, Judge Rules In Rapper's Favor

August 18, 2010 12:10 PM

Grammy-winning rapper/producer Kanye West will reportedly not have to worry about meeting Death Row Records ex-owner Suge Knight in a face-to-face legal meeting.

Continue reading Kanye West Avoids Suge Knight Face-To-Face, Judge Rules In Rapper's Favor.

UPDATE: Method Man Pressing Charges Over Bloody Eye Incident

August 18, 2010 11:35 AM

Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man has spoken out on being pelted with an object during an Illinois concert last weekend and stated that the incident will now be legally investigated.

Continue reading UPDATE: Method Man Pressing Charges Over Bloody Eye Incident.

Eminem Hits 2 Milli, Rick Ross Slips From Top 5, Mike Posner's Debut Takes Off

August 18, 2010 11:25 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem reigns supreme atop the competition, Rick Ross slips from Top 5 and Mike Posner's debut launches onto the sales chart.

Continue reading Eminem Hits 2 Milli, Rick Ross Slips From Top 5, Mike Posner's Debut Takes Off.

DMX Gives First Post-Release Interview, Confirms Split From Wife [Video]

August 18, 2010 11:10 AM

 Troubled rapper DMX has given his first post-jail interview and confirmed that he is now separated from his wife, Tashera Simmons.

Continue reading DMX Gives First Post-Release Interview, Confirms Split From Wife [Video].

Baby Claims Lil Wayne's Michael Jackson Status, "He's Gonna Be The Biggest Artist In Music"

August 18, 2010 10:25 AM

Cash Money Records' co-founder Baby has compared his artist Lil Wayne to the late pop icon Michael Jackson and reveals the high hopes he has for the rapper when he returns from jail.

Continue reading Baby Claims Lil Wayne's Michael Jackson Status, "He's Gonna Be The Biggest Artist In Music".

T.I. Goes "On The Record" With FUSE TV's Toure

August 18, 2010 12:00 AM

The Total Fusion: Check out T.I. on Fuse's "Hip Hop Shop" on Wednesday, August 18th at 11 pm ET.

Photo Credit: Angela Cranford/MSG Photos

50 Cent Reveals Career Qualms, "I Regret Not Going Into Film Production Faster"

August 17, 2010 11:45 PM

Actor/Rapper 50 Cent recently shared one of his biggest career regrets which includes the timing of his work in film.

Continue reading 50 Cent Reveals Career Qualms, "I Regret Not Going Into Film Production Faster".

T.I. Reveals New Plans For Delayed Album, "Some People Wanna Hear Me Go More Hood"

August 17, 2010 11:33 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has revealed his plan of action as he nears the completion of his upcoming solo album, King Uncaged.

Continue reading T.I. Reveals New Plans For Delayed Album, "Some People Wanna Hear Me Go More Hood".

Kanye West & Justin Bieber Collabo Being Cooked Up, Promises Raekwon

August 17, 2010 11:19 PM

After weekend speculation of a Kanye West, Justin Bieber and Raekwon collaboration being in the works, the Wu-Tang Clan lyrical monster has confirmed a track is stirring.

Continue reading Kanye West & Justin Bieber Collabo Being Cooked Up, Promises Raekwon.

DJ Skee Powers Up Billboard's 30 Under 30 List

August 17, 2010 10:45 PM

West Coast producer DJ Skee has earned a spot in Billboard Magazine's sixth annual "Power Players: 30 Under 30" list of 2010.

Continue reading DJ Skee Powers Up Billboard's 30 Under 30 List.

Joe Budden Dishes Out Song-Writing Tip, "I Don't Force It At All" [Video]

August 17, 2010 10:22 PM

Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden recently shared one of his rhyme-writing secrets and revealed the motivation behind his new book, Enter the Mind of Joe Budden.

Continue reading Joe Budden Dishes Out Song-Writing Tip, "I Don't Force It At All" [Video].

Nicki Minaj Unveils Her "Nictionary", "Wet Wipe Willy: Slang Used To Expound On 'Sh*tting' On A Competitor"

August 17, 2010 6:13 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has introduced fans to her self-made "Nictionary," a guide to help provide definitions to new slang.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Unveils Her "Nictionary", "Wet Wipe Willy: Slang Used To Expound On 'Sh*tting' On A Competitor".

50 Cent Jabs Damon Dash, "I Paid Attention To Where I Was At Financially, Maybe He Should've"

August 17, 2010 6:00 PM

Hip-Hop entrepreneur 50 Cent has taken a swipe at Damon "Dame" Dash's recent financial struggles, chiding the Roc-A-Fella Records co-founder in a new interview.

Continue reading 50 Cent Jabs Damon Dash, "I Paid Attention To Where I Was At Financially, Maybe He Should've".

Erykah Badu Faces The Heat In Nude "Window Seat" Case

August 17, 2010 5:35 PM

Brazen soul-singer Erykah Badu has reportedly settled her legal battle with Texas court officials regarding her controversial  "Window Seat"  video by agreeing to six months probation.

Continue reading Erykah Badu Faces The Heat In Nude "Window Seat" Case.

T.I. Suffers Setback W/ "King Uncaged" Release, "I Hit Pause On The Album" [Video]

August 17, 2010 5:00 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has suffered a minor setback with his upcoming King Uncaged album and announced it will not come out next month.

Continue reading T.I. Suffers Setback W/ "King Uncaged" Release, "I Hit Pause On The Album" [Video].

Eminem's Respect For "Airplanes" Led To An Unexpected Collabo, Says B.o.B.

August 17, 2010 4:25 PM

Grand Hustle rapper B.o.B. recently talked about teaming up with Eminem for their "Airplanes Part 2" record and why the Shady Records head appreciated his content.

Continue reading Eminem's Respect For "Airplanes" Led To An Unexpected Collabo, Says B.o.B..

Gucci Mane Pulls A Delonte West On Waka Flocka Flame's Mama

August 17, 2010 3:35 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 rock that Cap Diss crown for seven days. Who run it?

Continue reading Gucci Mane Pulls A Delonte West On Waka Flocka Flame's Mama.

Swizz Beatz Leaves Universal Motown, Announces New Record Label Home

August 17, 2010 3:20 PM

Swizz Beatz has cut ties with Universal Motown and announced a new record deal with Everest Entertainment and Atlantic/Warner Records to release his next solo project.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Leaves Universal Motown, Announces New Record Label Home.

Jay-Z & Diddy Dominate Forbes' Cash Kings List, 50 Cent Falls Short Of Top 10

August 17, 2010 1:00 PM

Rap executives Jay-Z and Diddy have once again topped Forbes' annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings List of 2010 while 50 Cent dropped out of the Top 10.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Diddy Dominate Forbes' Cash Kings List, 50 Cent Falls Short Of Top 10.

Dr. Dre Experiences Another Unauthorized "Detox" Leak

August 17, 2010 11:35 AM

Revered producer Dr. Dre has once again fallen victim to online hackers as a speculated Detox record called "Turn Me On" has now leaked.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Experiences Another Unauthorized "Detox" Leak .

Ice-T Catches Break On NY Suspended License Case, "I Never Broke The Law, I Had No Knowledge Of Any Suspension"

August 17, 2010 11:25 AM

The charges against West Coast rap veteran Ice-T relating to a New York City arrest for driving with a suspended license last month have reportedly been dropped.

Continue reading Ice-T Catches Break On NY Suspended License Case, "I Never Broke The Law, I Had No Knowledge Of Any Suspension".

Ja Rule Talks Moving Past 50 Cent Beef, "I Feel Like Everybody Deserves A Second Chance"

August 17, 2010 11:00 AM

Former Murder Inc. rapper Ja Rule recently discussed his staying power in the music industry after his publicized beef with 50 Cent and why the G-Unit leader never ended his career.

Continue reading Ja Rule Talks Moving Past 50 Cent Beef, "I Feel Like Everybody Deserves A Second Chance".

Method Man Bloodies Eye During Illinois Festival, Redman Comes To Rapper's Aid [Video]

August 17, 2010 9:00 AM

Wu-Tang Clan's Method Man reportedly sustained an injury to his face last weekend after a fan threw an object at him during his Gathering of the Juggalos concert in Illinois.

Continue reading Method Man Bloodies Eye During Illinois Festival, Redman Comes To Rapper's Aid [Video].

Jay-Z Gives A Hug To Gwyneth Paltrow

August 17, 2010 12:00 AM

If You Were My Best Friend: Rap mogul Jay-Z gives Hollywood actress and friend Gwyneth Paltrow a big hug while hanging out with partygoers in the Hamptons.

Photo taken from Rap-Up

Plies & Yo Gotti's Grinds Pay Off, Young Jeezy Rewards Them W/ "TM103" Features

August 16, 2010 11:50 PM

Southern rapper Young Jeezy recently opened up about his reasons for linking with Yo Gotti and Plies for guest appearances on his upcoming Thug Motivation 103 (TM103) album.

Continue reading Plies & Yo Gotti's Grinds Pay Off, Young Jeezy Rewards Them W/ "TM103" Features.

Jay-Z On J. Cole's Short List For Roc Nation Debut, "I'm Gonna Try To Keep It Feature-Free" [Audio]

August 16, 2010 11:43 PM

Roc Nation's J. Cole has discussed plans for his upcoming debut album which includes keeping the guest-feature slot limited to his mentor Jay-Z and one other artist. 

Continue reading Jay-Z On J. Cole's Short List For Roc Nation Debut, "I'm Gonna Try To Keep It Feature-Free" [Audio].

Fat Joe Adds Lil Wayne & Kanye West In Top 5 All-Time Rappers List, Snubs 2 Pac & Notorious B.I.G. [Video]

August 16, 2010 11:19 PM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has revealed his top five rappers of all-time and said Kanye West and Lil Wayne would easily make the cut.

Continue reading Fat Joe Adds Lil Wayne & Kanye West In Top 5 All-Time Rappers List, Snubs 2 Pac & Notorious B.I.G. [Video].

Cassidy Pictures Game & Styles P Exchanging Verbal Jabs, "It Would Be A Good Battle W/ Two Hard Dudes"

August 16, 2010 6:04 PM

Philadelphia rapper Cassidy recently talked about battle raps and why he would not mind seeing Game and Styles P accept a microphone challenge.

Continue reading Cassidy Pictures Game & Styles P Exchanging Verbal Jabs, "It Would Be A Good Battle W/ Two Hard Dudes".

Beyonce Says Feminism Steered Her Career, "It Kept Me Out Of So Much Trouble"

August 16, 2010 5:39 PM

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce has credited feminism for helping steer her career into the right direction and avoid running into bad relationships.

Continue reading Beyonce Says Feminism Steered Her Career, "It Kept Me Out Of So Much Trouble".

Lil Wayne Getting "Bulk" At Rikers Island, "Don't Be Expecting Me To Look Like Hercules When I Get Out"

August 16, 2010 5:35 PM

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has updated his fans on his latest habits at Rikers Island and said he is focused on getting more muscular.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Getting "Bulk" At Rikers Island, "Don't Be Expecting Me To Look Like Hercules When I Get Out".

Young Buck Cries Out For Help To Escape G-Unit, "50's Been On A Mission To Starve Me Out"

August 16, 2010 5:10 PM

Former G-Unit member Young Buck has pleaded for fans to lend their support and help get him out of his contract with 50 Cent, three years after being kicked out of the rap mogul's crew.

Continue reading Young Buck Cries Out For Help To Escape G-Unit, "50's Been On A Mission To Starve Me Out".

Ja Rule Carries On Battle In NYC Gun Case, "I'm Still Facing A Lot Of Time"

August 16, 2010 4:38 PM

New York rapper Ja Rule recently updated fans on the status of his upcoming gun case, set to take continue this week, and how he is still facing years behind bars.

Continue reading Ja Rule Carries On Battle In NYC Gun Case, "I'm Still Facing A Lot Of Time".

Lloyd Aims To Win "Hearts" With New Release, "The Album Is Gonna Be My Best Work To Date"

August 16, 2010 4:35 PM

Former Murder Inc. artist Lloyd recently opened up about his upcoming fourth studio album, King of Hearts (slated for release on Interscope Records), and what fans can expect on the solo project.

Continue reading Lloyd Aims To Win "Hearts" With New Release, "The Album Is Gonna Be My Best Work To Date".

Joe Budden Scolds Charles Hamilton's Fanbase, "What Happened To All The N*ggas Screaming He Was That Next N*gga?"

August 16, 2010 4:00 PM

With the return of Charles Hamilton after a brief stay at a mental hospital, Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden questioned the loyalty of his initial wave of supporters.

Continue reading Joe Budden Scolds Charles Hamilton's Fanbase, "What Happened To All The N*ggas Screaming He Was That Next N*gga?".

Fat Joe On 50 Cent's Rap Downfall: "I've Never Seen A Guy Have A Classic Album & Decline So Much" [Video]

August 16, 2010 3:55 PM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has shared his views on 50 Cent's occasional taunts toward him and why the G-Unit head honcho's music has been on the steady decline since his 2003 debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin' .

Continue reading Fat Joe On 50 Cent's Rap Downfall: "I've Never Seen A Guy Have A Classic Album & Decline So Much" [Video].

Lil Wayne's Rikers Island Privileges Revealed, Rapper's Food Orders Leak

August 16, 2010 3:20 PM

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has been enjoying Nacho Cheese Doritos, Kool-Aid and more while completing a one-year jail sentence at Rikers Island, according to a leaked food order document.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's Rikers Island Privileges Revealed, Rapper's Food Orders Leak.

J.Cole Shoots For Andre 3000 & Lauryn Hill Collabos, "Any Moment With Them, It Could Just Stop" [Audio]

August 16, 2010 12:00 PM

Roc Nation's J. Cole has opened up about his biggest collaboration hopefuls and said he would love an opportunity to snag music veterans Andre 3000 and Lauryn Hill.

Continue reading J.Cole Shoots For Andre 3000 & Lauryn Hill Collabos, "Any Moment With Them, It Could Just Stop" [Audio].

Nicki Minaj, Swizz Beatz, Pusha T & More Add "Power" To Kanye West's Remix

August 16, 2010 11:20 AM

Rappers Nicki Minaj, Swizz Beatz, Pusha T and more are expected to appear on the remix to Kanye West's upcoming "Power" smash hit.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj, Swizz Beatz, Pusha T & More Add "Power" To Kanye West's Remix.

Rick Ross Buries Beef With T.I., "I Had Said Negative Things When I Didn't Know Him"

August 16, 2010 9:35 AM

Rick Ross has revealed his past issues with Grammy-winning rapper T.I. prior to collaborating with him on  "Maybach Music III."

Continue reading Rick Ross Buries Beef With T.I., "I Had Said Negative Things When I Didn't Know Him".

Raekwon Accepts Kanye West & Justin Bieber Collabo Offer, "Let's Do It Ye, I'm With It!"

August 16, 2010 9:16 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has hinted at the possibility of an upcoming collaboration featuring himself, teenage pop star Justin Bieber and Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon.

Continue reading Raekwon Accepts Kanye West & Justin Bieber Collabo Offer, "Let's Do It Ye, I'm With It!".

Kanye West In-Studio W/ Kobe Bryant, Swizz Beatz & Mos Def

August 16, 2010 12:00 AM

I Got The Power: Kobe Bryant, Kanye West, Swizz Beatz and Mos Def all hit the studio to create hits.

Photo taken from Kanye West's Twitter

Young Buck Loses Touch Of Dr. Dre, "I Even Told Game To Say 'What's Up' For Me"

August 15, 2010 10:57 AM

Former G-Unit member Young Buck has discussed his relationship with Dr. Dre and revealed past failed attempts to get a hold of the Doc.

Continue reading Young Buck Loses Touch Of Dr. Dre, "I Even Told Game To Say 'What's Up' For Me".

Kanye West Explains Polished Rap Image, New Outlook In Hip-Hop

August 15, 2010 10:50 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has opened up about his refreshed outlook in hip-hop and how he may be currently be at his best point in the rap game right now.

Continue reading Kanye West Explains Polished Rap Image, New Outlook In Hip-Hop.

Jermaine Dupri & Big Boi Twist The Cap Off Heineken Inspire Fall Show

August 15, 2010 10:45 AM

Rap veterans Jermaine Dupri and Big Boi have teamed up to help kick-off next month's Heineken Inspire series in Atlanta.

Continue reading Jermaine Dupri & Big Boi Twist The Cap Off Heineken Inspire Fall Show.

Nicki Minaj Experiences Scare During Eye Operation, "I Was Rushed Back In For Emergency Surgery"

August 15, 2010 10:28 AM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has revealed experiencing a slight scare during a laser eye operation she underwent this weekend.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Experiences Scare During Eye Operation, "I Was Rushed Back In For Emergency Surgery".

UPDATE: Foxy Brown Indicted In Assault Case, Faces Time Behind Bars

August 15, 2010 10:11 AM

New York rapper Foxy Brown has officially been indicted for her alleged role in an assault case last month against a woman who previously placed an order of protection against the emcee three years ago.

Continue reading UPDATE: Foxy Brown Indicted In Assault Case, Faces Time Behind Bars.

DJ Envy & Bun B Kick-It At "MTV Sucker Free"

August 15, 2010 12:00 AM

Down For Whatever: Radio personality DJ Envy and rap veteran Bun B kick jokes during the taping of "Sucker Free Sunday."

Photo taken from VIBE

Beanie Sigel Says State Property Movement Still Alive, "We About To Set-Up All The Way Across The Map" [Video]

August 14, 2010 11:00 PM

Former Roc-A-Fella artist Beanie Sigel recently updated fans on the status of State Property and revealed plans to take his rap crew nationwide.

Continue reading Beanie Sigel Says State Property Movement Still Alive, "We About To Set-Up All The Way Across The Map" [Video].

Kanye West Calls Swizz Beatz "The Best Rap Producer Of All Time"

August 14, 2010 11:59 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has shown his appreciation toward Swizz Beatz's musical talents and proclaimed the hitmaker as the best hip-hop beatmaker of all-time.

Continue reading Kanye West Calls Swizz Beatz "The Best Rap Producer Of All Time".

Foxy Brown Stands Next To Shyne, "We Still Stay On The Phone Forever"

August 14, 2010 11:43 AM

New York rapper Foxy Brown has revealed her support toward deported emcee Shyne and said she is planning to link with him in Belize.

Continue reading Foxy Brown Stands Next To Shyne, "We Still Stay On The Phone Forever".

EMI Vice President Welcomes G-Unit, "Tony Yayo Is A Totally Unique Talent"

August 14, 2010 11:21 AM

Following yesterday's news of G-Unit signing a distribution deal with EMI Music, the company's vice president has confirmed the move and gave accolades to members Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo.

Continue reading EMI Vice President Welcomes G-Unit, "Tony Yayo Is A Totally Unique Talent".

Lloyd Banks Made Peace W/ Ashanti, "I Apologized For Some Of The Things I've Said" [Video]

August 14, 2010 10:44 AM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has revealed recently apologizing to former Murder Inc. artist Ashanti for disses he made towards her during their record label disputes in the early 2000's.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Made Peace W/ Ashanti, "I Apologized For Some Of The Things I've Said" [Video].

Young Buck Recalls IRS Bust, "They Came With Their Guns Out & Everything"

August 14, 2010 10:09 AM

Rapper Young Buck has recalled being awakened by gun-totting Internal Revenue Service (IRS) agents last week after they stormed into his Tennessee home and performed a raid.

Continue reading Young Buck Recalls IRS Bust, "They Came With Their Guns Out & Everything".

Jermaine Dupri & Bow Wow Chill At The "Lottery Ticket" Premiere

August 14, 2010 12:00 AM

Two Of A Kind: Rap veteran Jermaine Dupri and protege Bow Wow spotted at the premiere of The Lottery Ticket.

Photo taken from Necole Bitchie

Foxy Brown Still Down For Firm Reunion, "There's No Other Artist That Can Substitute For Nas"

August 13, 2010 11:04 PM

New York rapper Foxy Brown has shared her thoughts on a possible Firm reunion with estranged members AZ, Nas and Cormega.

Continue reading Foxy Brown Still Down For Firm Reunion, "There's No Other Artist That Can Substitute For Nas".

DMX Stopped By Cops Following Jail Release

August 13, 2010 10:46 PM

Rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons was reportedly stopped hours after being released from jail yesterday, weeks prior to his 90-day sentence coming to an end.

Continue reading DMX Stopped By Cops Following Jail Release.

50 Cent Still Mastering Rap Game Takeover, Says Lloyd Banks

August 13, 2010 10:23 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks recently talked about the mindset of his mentor, 50 Cent, and why rap domination is still a top priority.

Continue reading 50 Cent Still Mastering Rap Game Takeover, Says Lloyd Banks.

Drake Wants Lil Wayne At VMA Awards "Even If He Had To Wear A Jumpsuit"

August 13, 2010 8:56 PM

With MTV's Video Music Awards ceremony around the corner, Young Money's Drake has revealed how much it would mean to have incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne attend.

Continue reading Drake Wants Lil Wayne At VMA Awards "Even If He Had To Wear A Jumpsuit".

Fabolous Shocked After Discovering Stolen Whip, "It Was Stripped Down Like A Magic City Dancer"

August 13, 2010 8:31 PM

New York rapper Fabolous has shared more details about his tour van being stolen earlier this month and explained its condition upon discovery.

Continue reading Fabolous Shocked After Discovering Stolen Whip, "It Was Stripped Down Like A Magic City Dancer".

Juvenile Smokes Out Drug Charge, Dodges Jail Sentence

August 13, 2010 7:40 PM

Hot Boys' Juvenile has reportedly pleaded guilty to a drug charge dating back to last February when he was arrested in Louisiana.

Continue reading Juvenile Smokes Out Drug Charge, Dodges Jail Sentence.

Sean Garrett On Joining Cool & Dre At Cash Money Records, "That'd Be Really, Really Dope"

August 13, 2010 7:10 PM

With production duo Cool & Dre recently signing a deal with Cash Money Records, SOHH hit up Sean Garrett to find out if he has officially inked paperwork to join the conglomerate.

Continue reading Sean Garrett On Joining Cool & Dre At Cash Money Records, "That'd Be Really, Really Dope".

Fat Joe Credits Big Pun W/ Hit Formula, "I Got Tired Of Seeing 2,000 Dudes At My Shows" [Video]

August 13, 2010 3:30 PM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has credited late group member Big Pun for helping him step outside of his underground image in the 1990's and pen commercial hits.

Continue reading Fat Joe Credits Big Pun W/ Hit Formula, "I Got Tired Of Seeing 2,000 Dudes At My Shows" [Video].

Lloyd Banks Announces New G-Unit Record Deal

August 13, 2010 2:19 PM

Rapper Lloyd Banks and G-Unit have announced a new record label deal with EMI Music and will release the emcee's upcoming Hunger For More Album 2 through the company.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Announces New G-Unit Record Deal.

Trina Gives Women Top 3 Relationship Tips, "Go & Find Really Sexy Lingerie"

August 13, 2010 2:10 PM

Rapper Trina has opened up about what Top 3 features keep her satisfied in a relationship and offered advice to her female fans.

Continue reading Trina Gives Women Top 3 Relationship Tips, "Go & Find Really Sexy Lingerie".

Kat Stacks Shares Regrets For Exposing Rappers, "Everybody Stopped Talking To Me"

August 13, 2010 12:34 PM

Self-proclaimed rap groupie Kat Stacks has come back into the limelight and revealed her initial discomfort with calling out rappers like Lil Wayne and Nelly earlier this year after paying for alleged sex.

Continue reading Kat Stacks Shares Regrets For Exposing Rappers, "Everybody Stopped Talking To Me".

Drake Juggles R&B Mixtape & "Thank Me Later" Follow-Up [Video]

August 13, 2010 12:30 PM

Young Money's Drake has informed his fans that he is currently juggling two new projects, which include an upcoming untitled R&B mixtape and his Thank Me Later follow-up.

Continue reading Drake Juggles R&B Mixtape & "Thank Me Later" Follow-Up [Video].

50 Cent Angers Many Men, Game Cuts Family Ties, Rick Ross & Young Jeezy Are Phoney-Baloney

August 13, 2010 11:30 AM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we're gonna find out why 50 Cent may not be selling records but is stirring up comedy, analyze why Game, Gucci Mane and Nelly are cutting loose family ties, see how come Def Jam's producing phoney-baloney stunts and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading 50 Cent Angers Many Men, Game Cuts Family Ties, Rick Ross & Young Jeezy Are Phoney-Baloney.

DMX Puts Jail Bid Behind Him, "To New Beginnings & Walking Down The Righteous Path"

August 13, 2010 11:20 AM

Following his release from jail last night, rapper DMX has publicly reached out to fans for their support and promised to take a more positive approach to life.

Continue reading DMX Puts Jail Bid Behind Him, "To New Beginnings & Walking Down The Righteous Path".

Tony Yayo Bets $1 Mil 50 Cent Could Destroy Fat Joe, "He'll Beat The Brakes Off That Man" [Video]

August 13, 2010 9:24 AM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo has said he is willing to bet $1 million 50 Cent could win a one-on-one fight against Fat Joe.

Continue reading Tony Yayo Bets $1 Mil 50 Cent Could Destroy Fat Joe, "He'll Beat The Brakes Off That Man" [Video].

Kanye West Deads G.O.O.D. Music Speculation, Announces Pusha T's Induction

August 13, 2010 9:01 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has placed G.O.O.D. Music inductee speculation to rest and announced Pusha T is the latest artist to join his company.

Continue reading Kanye West Deads G.O.O.D. Music Speculation, Announces Pusha T's Induction.

Busta Rhymes' New LP Near Completion, "I'm Not Officially Announcing The Title Yet"

August 13, 2010 8:40 AM

Rap veteran Busta Rhymes has updated rap fans on the status of his forthcoming untitled new album and said a name for the solo project would be revealed soon.

Continue reading Busta Rhymes' New LP Near Completion, "I'm Not Officially Announcing The Title Yet".

Busta Rhymes Kicks Back & Laughs To Good Times (Photo of the Day)

August 13, 2010 12:00 AM

Good Life: Flipmode Squad's Busta Rhymes takes a moment to kick back and laugh at the good times.

Photo taken from Busta Rhymes' Twitter

Nelly Defends Decision To Take On Radio Gig, "That's Why I'm Rich B*tch!"

August 12, 2010 11:21 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Nelly has defended his decision to temporarily take-over a radio host job for his hometown St. Louis fans and addressed his critics.

Continue reading Nelly Defends Decision To Take On Radio Gig, "That's Why I'm Rich B*tch!".

Shyne Labels 50 Cent A Stalker After Prank Call, "I Can't Believe He Would Stoop That Low"

August 12, 2010 10:47 PM

Former Bad Boy artist Shyne has responded to 50 Cent's prank call yesterday after the G-Unit leader disguised himself and taunted the rapper during a Def Jam conference call.

Continue reading Shyne Labels 50 Cent A Stalker After Prank Call, "I Can't Believe He Would Stoop That Low".

BREAKING: DMX Catches Lucky Break, Released From Jail Early

August 12, 2010 10:26 PM

Troubled rapper Earl "DMX" Simmons has reportedly caught a lucky break in his 90-day jail sentence by being released after serving less than three weeks behind bars.

Continue reading BREAKING: DMX Catches Lucky Break, Released From Jail Early.

Amber Rose Calls Break-Ups Hard, "Dating Is Stupid & Love Sucks"

August 12, 2010 9:30 PM

A day after Kanye West confirmed his break-up with model Amber Rose, the rapper's ex-girlfriend has shared her thoughts on the pursuit of love and companionship.

Continue reading Amber Rose Calls Break-Ups Hard, "Dating Is Stupid & Love Sucks".

Juelz Santana On Getting Locked Up, "They Let Me Bail Myself Out"

August 12, 2010 5:43 PM

Dipset's Juelz Santana has confirmed being arrested yesterday on an old warrant charge and said he posted bail shortly after the bust.

Continue reading Juelz Santana On Getting Locked Up, "They Let Me Bail Myself Out".

Bow Wow Pens "Dear Ohio" Letter, "Ever Since LeBron Left, I Feel It's Up To Me & Others"

August 12, 2010 5:35 PM

Cash Money Records' Bow Wow has issued a public message to his hometown in hopes of gaining their trust as the people's mainstream leader.

Continue reading Bow Wow Pens "Dear Ohio" Letter, "Ever Since LeBron Left, I Feel It's Up To Me & Others".

Drake & Nicki Minaj To Invade Video Music Awards 2010

August 12, 2010 5:16 PM

Young Money rappers Drake and Nicki Minaj have been confirmed to appear at next month's Video Music Awards ceremony which will feature the return of Kanye West.

Continue reading Drake & Nicki Minaj To Invade Video Music Awards 2010.

Ice Cube On Laurence Fishburne's Daughter Doing Porn, "Kids Just Do What They Do"

August 12, 2010 4:10 PM

West Coast rapper-turned-actor Ice Cube has come to the defense of Laurence Fishburne after news of his daughter becoming an adult film star hit the Internet this month.

Continue reading Ice Cube On Laurence Fishburne's Daughter Doing Porn, "Kids Just Do What They Do".

Kanye West Confirms Amber Rose Break-Up, "That Was A One-Off" [Audio]

August 12, 2010 4:10 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has confirmed recent speculation that his relationship with girlfriend Amber Rose has finally come to an end.

Continue reading Kanye West Confirms Amber Rose Break-Up, "That Was A One-Off" [Audio].

Bun B Calls On Drake For "Trill O.G." Promo, "It's Always A Good Thing When Me & The Young Boy Get Together"

August 12, 2010 1:35 PM

UGK's Bun B recently talked about his chemistry with Drake and why he hopes to call in the Young Money rap star to help shoot visuals for their Trill O.G. collaboration, "Put It Down."

Continue reading Bun B Calls On Drake For "Trill O.G." Promo, "It's Always A Good Thing When Me & The Young Boy Get Together".

B.o.B. Defends Charles Hamilton's Mental Health, "He's Not Crazy"

August 12, 2010 1:20 PM

Grand Hustle's B.o.B. has stepped forward to discuss the mental health of fellow rapper Charles Hamilton after his recent stay in a psychiatric facility.

Continue reading B.o.B. Defends Charles Hamilton's Mental Health, "He's Not Crazy".

G. Dep Set To Finally Move Past Diddy W/ "Ghetto Legend" LP

August 12, 2010 1:00 PM

Former Bad Boy Records artist G. Dep is set to place his days running next to Diddy aside with the release of his upcoming album, Ghetto Legend.

Continue reading G. Dep Set To Finally Move Past Diddy W/ "Ghetto Legend" LP.

Soulja Boy Breaks Lock Into Film Industry, "I Wanna Do A Movie That's My Legacy"

August 12, 2010 12:30 PM

Rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em has announced plans to link with actor/rapper Nick Canon for an upcoming film and reasoned why he wants to make a run at Hollywood.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Breaks Lock Into Film Industry, "I Wanna Do A Movie That's My Legacy".

Foxy Brown's Brother Flees From NY Cops, Arrested On Fake Credit Card Accusations

August 12, 2010 11:00 AM

New York rapper Foxy Brown's brother, Gavin "Pretty Boy" Marchand, was reportedly arrested last weekend on accusations of credit card forgery.

Continue reading Foxy Brown's Brother Flees From NY Cops, Arrested On Fake Credit Card Accusations.

Eve Looks To Cash-In On $2 Million Hollywood Crib

August 12, 2010 10:20 AM

Ruff Ryders' Eve is reportedly looking to cash-in on her $2 million Hollywood Hills California home as reports suggest she has placed her residence on the market.

Continue reading Eve Looks To Cash-In On $2 Million Hollywood Crib.

Nelly Responds To Ex-St. Lunatic's Claims Of Being Shortchanged, "You Don't Write Or Rap!"

August 12, 2010 10:00 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Nelly has responded to ex-St. Lunatic Slo' Down after the former associate publicly blasted him for allegedly not being paid fairly while a part of the crew.

Continue reading Nelly Responds To Ex-St. Lunatic's Claims Of Being Shortchanged, "You Don't Write Or Rap!".

Jay-Z & Chris Paul Spotted Hanging Out In New York City

August 12, 2010 12:00 AM

Three The Hard Way: Rap mogul Jay-Z strikes a pose with his entourage, which includes NBA superstar Chris Paul (left), at Bottles & Strikes at Chelsea Piers Sports and Entertainment Complex in New York City.

Photo taken from Rap-Up

50 Cent Stumps Shyne During Live Conference Call, "I Hope You Got Raped By A Pack Of N*ggas!" [Video]

August 11, 2010 11:31 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has pulled a stunt on deported rapper Shyne by disguising himself as a music industry executive and calling into the rapper's Def Jam live conference call today.

Continue reading 50 Cent Stumps Shyne During Live Conference Call, "I Hope You Got Raped By A Pack Of N*ggas!" [Video].

Nicki Minaj Is The "Scariest Artist Right Now" Says Kanye West [Audio]

August 11, 2010 11:01 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has officially caught the attention of Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West who applauded her emcee skills in an interview today.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Is The "Scariest Artist Right Now" Says Kanye West [Audio].

Lloyd Banks To Announce New Record Label Home

August 11, 2010 10:38 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks will reportedly make his long-awaited new record deal announcement after teasing fans about rumored talks with Def Jam and Interscope Records.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks To Announce New Record Label Home.

Bun B Calls New Drake, Fat Joe & Curren$y Albums His Favorites Of 2010

August 11, 2010 10:35 PM

UGK's Bun B has revealed his favorite albums of 2010 which include new releases from Fat Joe, Rick Ross, Curren$y and more.

Continue reading Bun B Calls New Drake, Fat Joe & Curren$y Albums His Favorites Of 2010.

Eminem's "Recovery" To Take Back No. 1 Spot Next Week, 2 Million Mark In Sight

August 11, 2010 6:49 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery will reportedly reach double platinum status next week according to one-day sales.

Continue reading Eminem's "Recovery" To Take Back No. 1 Spot Next Week, 2 Million Mark In Sight.

Kanye West Premieres "See Me Now" Record Live, "Beyonce Finished Those Vocals At 5 A.M. This Morning" [Audio]

August 11, 2010 5:16 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has kept his word and released a new song, "See Me Now," which features singers Beyonce and Charlie Wilson.

Continue reading Kanye West Premieres "See Me Now" Record Live, "Beyonce Finished Those Vocals At 5 A.M. This Morning" [Audio].

Charles Hamilton Discharged From Mental Hosptial

August 11, 2010 4:54 PM

Embattled rapper Charles Hamilton has reportedly checked out of NewYork Presbyterian Mental Hospital after becoming a patient last month.

Continue reading Charles Hamilton Discharged From Mental Hosptial.

Tony Yayo Identifies Possible New G-Unit Member, "He's A Little Crazy But I Could Use That"

August 11, 2010 4:45 PM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently talked about his admiration for The Pack's Lil B and how the rapper could possibly become the latest addition to his crew which already includes Lloyd Banks and 50 Cent.

Continue reading Tony Yayo Identifies Possible New G-Unit Member, "He's A Little Crazy But I Could Use That".

Jay-Z Preps Free Live Streaming New York City Concert

August 11, 2010 4:15 PM

Rap mogul Jay-Z will reportedly perform a free concert at New York City's Radio City Music Hall tomorrow and offers a free online stream for fans in support of the U.S. men's basketball team.

Continue reading Jay-Z Preps Free Live Streaming New York City Concert.

UPDATE: Dipset's Juelz Santana "Locked" Up. Rep Confirms

August 11, 2010 2:30 PM

Dipset's Juelz Santana has reportedly been arrested and alerted his Twitter followers.

Continue reading UPDATE: Dipset's Juelz Santana "Locked" Up. Rep Confirms.

Kanye West Teases Fans W/ Music Leak Promise, "This Sh*t I Got In Studio Don't Make No Sense"

August 11, 2010 2:00 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has amped fans' anticipation for some new music by promising to leak a new record by tomorrow.

Continue reading Kanye West Teases Fans W/ Music Leak Promise, "This Sh*t I Got In Studio Don't Make No Sense".

Lil Wayne Gets Support From T.I., "I've Spoken To Him A Few Times"

August 11, 2010 1:05 PM

As he completes his time behind bars for a gun conviction, incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has received support from Grammy-winning artist T.I.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Gets Support From T.I., "I've Spoken To Him A Few Times".

Nelly Takes Leave Of Absence From Rap, Begins Radio Host Career

August 11, 2010 12:35 PM

St. Lunatics leader Nelly has taken a temporary leave of absence from the rap game to pursue a limited run as a radio host in Missouri.

Continue reading Nelly Takes Leave Of Absence From Rap, Begins Radio Host Career.

Foxy Brown Secretly Testifies In NYC Assault Case, "This Is Truly A Nightmare"

August 11, 2010 12:20 PM

New York rapper Foxy Brown reportedly testified before a grand jury today in hopes of avoiding punishment for an alleged assault from last month.

Continue reading Foxy Brown Secretly Testifies In NYC Assault Case, "This Is Truly A Nightmare".

Eminem Unable To Recover No. 1, Bun B Passes Rick Ross, Drake Stays In The Top 10

August 11, 2010 11:00 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem is unable to regain the top spot, Bun B outsells Rick Ross at No. 4 and Drake remains within Top 10.

Continue reading Eminem Unable To Recover No. 1, Bun B Passes Rick Ross, Drake Stays In The Top 10.

T.I. Names His Top 5 Favorite Rap Moguls, Master P & Diddy Make List

August 11, 2010 10:30 AM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has shared his top five favorite celebrities which include rap mogul Jay-Z and actor/emcee Will Smith.

Continue reading T.I. Names His Top 5 Favorite Rap Moguls, Master P & Diddy Make List.

Kanye West To Make VMA Return After Last Year's Taylor Swift Incident

August 11, 2010 10:00 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West will reportedly make his way back to the Video Music Awards next month, one year after his controversial interruption of country singer Taylor Swift's acceptance speech.

Continue reading Kanye West To Make VMA Return After Last Year's Taylor Swift Incident.

Bad Boy Records' Diddy Kicks It At The 2010 Teen Choice Awards

August 11, 2010 12:00 AM

Bad Boy Is For The Kids: Rap mogul Diddy spotted backstage at the 2010 Teen Choice Awards with his own signature Diddy Beats.

Photo submitted by Interscope Geffen A&M Publicity

T.I. More Cautious Since Cutting Ties W/ Alfamega, "I Don't Force Myself To Deal With People"

August 10, 2010 10:53 PM

Grand Hustle leader T.I. has shared his reservations about the people he connects with after disassociating himself from alleged ex-government informant Alfamega.

Continue reading T.I. More Cautious Since Cutting Ties W/ Alfamega, "I Don't Force Myself To Deal With People".

Cam'ron & Vado Keep "Gunz N' Butta" Shelved

August 10, 2010 10:27 PM

Dipset's Cam'ron and protege Vado will keep rap fans waiting a bit longer for their upcoming Gunz N' Butta album as new reports suggest the project has suffered a setback.

Continue reading Cam'ron & Vado Keep "Gunz N' Butta" Shelved.

Young Jeezy On Rick Ross Beef Rumors, "I'm Not Gonna Get Nothing Out Of Dissing That Guy"

August 10, 2010 9:54 PM

Southern rapper Young Jeezy has stepped forward to address speculation of his new "Death Before Dishonor" record being a subliminal diss toward Def Jam labelmate Rick Ross.

Continue reading Young Jeezy On Rick Ross Beef Rumors, "I'm Not Gonna Get Nothing Out Of Dissing That Guy".

Eminem's Abusive Relationship W/ Ex-Wife Not Concept Of "Love The Way You Lie" Vid, Director Says

August 10, 2010 5:47 PM

The subject matter behind Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie" music video is not based on the rapper's past, publicized relationship with ex-wife Kim Mathers.

Continue reading Eminem's Abusive Relationship W/ Ex-Wife Not Concept Of "Love The Way You Lie" Vid, Director Says.

Fabolous' Whip Stolen In Washington D.C, "People Still Steal Cars?"

August 10, 2010 5:17 PM

New York rapper Fabolous has revealed that one of his vehicles was stolen over the weekend while in Washington, D.C..

Continue reading Fabolous' Whip Stolen In Washington D.C, "People Still Steal Cars?".

T.I. Connects W/ Jay-Z & Diddy's Fashion Sense, "I'm Not Going To Do Red Jeans, I Don't Do Vans"

August 10, 2010 5:10 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. recently opened up about what he admires in fashion icons and said rap moguls Jay-Z and Diddy have demonstrated the proper swagger.

Continue reading T.I. Connects W/ Jay-Z & Diddy's Fashion Sense, "I'm Not Going To Do Red Jeans, I Don't Do Vans".

Ne-Yo Gets Caught In Baby Talk, Reveals Sex Of First Child

August 10, 2010 4:33 PM

R&B singer Ne-Yo has updated fans on the status of his forthcoming first child and revealed the baby's sex.

Continue reading Ne-Yo Gets Caught In Baby Talk, Reveals Sex Of First Child.

Jadakiss To Steer Bow Wow's Cash Money Debut, "I Wanted Somebody Well Respected In Hip-Hop" [Video]

August 10, 2010 4:00 PM

The LOX's Jadakiss has reportedly been recruited by Bow Wow to help oversee the rapper's upcoming Cash Money Records debut album.

Continue reading Jadakiss To Steer Bow Wow's Cash Money Debut, "I Wanted Somebody Well Respected In Hip-Hop" [Video].

Fake Drake Manager Swindles Promoters, Sued For $27K

August 10, 2010 3:10 PM

A man who allegedly posed as the manager of rap star Drake is reportedly being sued for $27,000 by a company called Eagles Entertainment Inc.

Continue reading Fake Drake Manager Swindles Promoters, Sued For $27K.

Slim Thug Credits Ex-Wifey LeToya Luckett For Tweets, "Blame Her For Everything I Say"

August 10, 2010 1:05 PM

Slim Thug may be in a new relationship but he has publicly made it clear that he still shares a friendship with ex-girlfriend LeToya Luckett.

Continue reading Slim Thug Credits Ex-Wifey LeToya Luckett For Tweets, "Blame Her For Everything I Say".

Game Turns His Back On Kin, "I Gotta Confession To Make: F*ck Family!"

August 10, 2010 12:30 PM

West Coast rapper Game has publicly revealed his stance on family and why he intentionally distances himself from them.

Continue reading Game Turns His Back On Kin, "I Gotta Confession To Make: F*ck Family!".

DJ Khaled Jacks Rick Ross' Swag & FAILS...

August 10, 2010 11:47 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. Anybody thinkin' they're THE BEESSSSTTTT?

Continue reading DJ Khaled Jacks Rick Ross' Swag & FAILS....

SOHH What's Up: Bang Em Smurf, Young Buck, Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Suss One, Nitti Beatz On The Check-In

August 10, 2010 11:37 AM

Every day, SOHH is checking in on your favorite artists, athletes and entertainment personalities! Today, DJ Suss One, Charlamagne Tha God, Bang Em Smurf, Young Buck and Nitti Beatz tell "SOHH, What's Up."

Continue reading SOHH What's Up: Bang Em Smurf, Young Buck, Charlamagne Tha God, DJ Suss One, Nitti Beatz On The Check-In.

Nicki Minaj Shows Off iPod Playlists, Mariah, Rihanna & Beyonce Make The Cut

August 10, 2010 11:20 AM

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has shared the names of the artists banging her iPod which include labelmate Drake, Beyonce and Rihanna.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Shows Off iPod Playlists, Mariah, Rihanna & Beyonce Make The Cut.

G-Unit Slapped Young Buck W/ Gag Order, "N**ga Don't Even Got No Jewelry" [Video]

August 10, 2010 10:10 AM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo has explained why there is no pressure for the G-Unit to respond to ex-member Young Buck's taunts.

Continue reading G-Unit Slapped Young Buck W/ Gag Order, "N**ga Don't Even Got No Jewelry" [Video].

Rick Ross' Protege Torch Slams Young Jeezy, "Sneak Dissing The Only Way You Can Be Relevant"

August 10, 2010 9:46 AM

Rick Ross' protege Torch has stepped forward to address Young Jeezy's apparent disses aimed at his boss, "The Boss."

Continue reading Rick Ross' Protege Torch Slams Young Jeezy, "Sneak Dissing The Only Way You Can Be Relevant" .

Lil Wayne Puts Lil Twist In Charge Of Outreach, "I Update Everything He Wants"

August 10, 2010 9:30 AM

Young Money protege Lil Twist has come forward to take credit in helping keep Lil Wayne's Internet presence up through updates on Twitter and the rapper's WeezyThanxYou blog.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Puts Lil Twist In Charge Of Outreach, "I Update Everything He Wants".

Cash Money Records' Baby Finds Love In The Club On Set Of "2012"

August 10, 2010 12:00 AM

Love In This Club: Cash Money Records' Baby finds a little female companionship on set of Jay Sean's "2012" music video which features Nicki Minaj.

Photo taken by renowned photographer Derick G

T.I. Finds Fulfillment In New Marriage, "I Try To Keep Everything Personal, But I Will Say I'm Happy"

August 9, 2010 11:15 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has publicly come forward to confirm his marriage to longtime girlfriend/singer Tameka "Tiny" Cottle and said he has found happiness.

Continue reading T.I. Finds Fulfillment In New Marriage, "I Try To Keep Everything Personal, But I Will Say I'm Happy".

Rick Ross Perplexed Over Young Jeezy's "The Real Blowin' Money Fast" Record, "It Confused Me"

August 9, 2010 10:48 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross has addressed speculation on whether or not his Def Jam labelmate Young Jeezy is trying to put him on blast with the recent release of his own version of "Blowin' Money Fast (B.M.F.)."

Continue reading Rick Ross Perplexed Over Young Jeezy's "The Real Blowin' Money Fast" Record, "It Confused Me".

Bow Wow Keeps The Hollywood Cameras Rolling, Rapper Signs On For Tyler Perry Flick

August 9, 2010 10:30 PM

Cash Money Records' Bow Wow has announced being the latest actor cast to play a role in Hollywood director Tyler Perry's upcoming film, Madea's Big Happy Family.

Continue reading Bow Wow Keeps The Hollywood Cameras Rolling, Rapper Signs On For Tyler Perry Flick.

Cory Gunz Locks In Lil Wayne For Post-Prison Project, "I Got Some Stuff W/ Weezy When He Comes Home"

August 9, 2010 6:01 PM

Newly signed Young Money artist Cory Gunz has revealed plans to put together a project with Lil Wayne once he returns from serving time on a gun conviction at Rikers Island this fall.

Continue reading Cory Gunz Locks In Lil Wayne For Post-Prison Project, "I Got Some Stuff W/ Weezy When He Comes Home".

Kanye West's New Album Promo Pics Leak Online [Photos]

August 9, 2010 5:26 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's upcoming album, Dark Twisted Fantasy, looks to be taking form as new promo photos for the project have landed on the Internet.

Continue reading Kanye West's New Album Promo Pics Leak Online [Photos].

Lloyd Banks Gases Up "Any Girl" In New Video, "I'm Going To Lie & Tell How Much I Love Them"

August 9, 2010 5:00 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has revealed the motivation and underlying theme behind his upcoming Lloyd-featured "Any Girl" music video.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Gases Up "Any Girl" In New Video, "I'm Going To Lie & Tell How Much I Love Them".

Gucci Mane Shocks Radio Host When Asked About Waka Flocka Flame [Video]

August 9, 2010 4:44 PM

Southern rapper Gucci Mane stumped a radio host today by walking out seconds before going on-air when asked questions regarding his situation with ex-associate Waka Flocka Flame.

Continue reading Gucci Mane Shocks Radio Host When Asked About Waka Flocka Flame [Video].

Swizz Beatz Turns To Fans For Album Title, "I'm Done Trying To Name It"

August 9, 2010 4:15 PM

Newlywed producer Swizz Beatz has reached out to fans in hopes of helping secure an album title for his upcoming solo LP.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Turns To Fans For Album Title, "I'm Done Trying To Name It".

Nicki Minaj Hit Song Inspired By "Biggest Crush," Reveals Her Hollywood Heartthrob

August 9, 2010 3:05 PM

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj recently revealed that her biggest Hollywood crush as a child was famous actor Bruce Willis.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Hit Song Inspired By "Biggest Crush," Reveals Her Hollywood Heartthrob.

David Banner Denies Falling Off Rap's Radar, "I'm Above Y'alls Heads" [Video]

August 9, 2010 2:20 PM

David Banner recently talked about his absence from the hip-hop spotlight and denied any claims of falling out of the scene or off the public's radar.

Continue reading David Banner Denies Falling Off Rap's Radar, "I'm Above Y'alls Heads" [Video].

Waka Flocka Flame's Mom Furious Over Gucci Mane Beef Rumors, "People Need To Get Their Sh*t Straight" [Video]

August 9, 2010 1:40 PM

Southern rapper Waka Flocka Flame's manager/mother Debra Antney has stepped forward to clear the air on a speculated beef with her son and ex-client Gucci Mane.

Continue reading Waka Flocka Flame's Mom Furious Over Gucci Mane Beef Rumors, "People Need To Get Their Sh*t Straight" [Video].

Ex-St. Lunatic Blasts Nelly Over Not Getting Paid, "Whatever We Did, Nelly Got Half Of That Sh*t" [Video]

August 9, 2010 12:47 PM

Former St. Lunatic Slo' Down has come forward to call out group leader Nelly over unfair compensation during his run with the crew.

Continue reading Ex-St. Lunatic Blasts Nelly Over Not Getting Paid, "Whatever We Did, Nelly Got Half Of That Sh*t" [Video].

Swishahouse's Michael 5000 Watts Hatches Plan Outside Of Rap

August 9, 2010 12:20 PM

Swishahouse founder Michael "5000" Watts recently hit up SOHH and spoke on wanting to expand his brand to other genres of music outside of purely hip-hop.

Continue reading Swishahouse's Michael 5000 Watts Hatches Plan Outside Of Rap.

50 Cent, Diddy & Game Call Bangladesh For New Records

August 9, 2010 11:00 AM

Rap stars 50 Cent, Diddy, Game and more have reached out to hitmaker Bangladesh to begin work on new records.

Continue reading 50 Cent, Diddy & Game Call Bangladesh For New Records.

Dr. Dre Snubs Ice Cube On "I Am The West" Album, "He's Been M.I.A. For A Few Months & I Can't Wait"

August 9, 2010 9:45 AM

Renowned producer Dr. Dre has reportedly passed on an opportunity to work with Former N.W.A partner Ice Cube for the rapper's upcoming I Am The West album.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Snubs Ice Cube On "I Am The West" Album, "He's Been M.I.A. For A Few Months & I Can't Wait".

Soulja Boy On LeBron James' Miami Move, "It's 2010, I've Seen It All" [Video]

August 9, 2010 8:48 AM

Soulja Boy Tell Em recently shared his thoughts on NBA superstar LeBron James making a ruckus over the summer by abandoning Cleveland Cavalier fans to join the Miami Heat.

Continue reading Soulja Boy On LeBron James' Miami Move, "It's 2010, I've Seen It All" [Video].

Ciara & Justin Bieber Cozy Up At Usher's Inaugural World Leadership Awards

August 8, 2010 11:18 PM

We Both Think Alike: Ciara and Justin Bieber get cozy at Usher's inaugural World Leadership Awards in Atlanta, Georgia.

Photo taken from Rap-Up

Nicki Minaj Talks "Pink Friday" Direction, "It Would Be Fraudulent To Rap The Same Way & Look The Same Way" [Video]

August 8, 2010 11:04 PM

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has offered more details on her upcoming Pink Friday solo debut and said the project will show off her growth as an emcee over the past three years.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Talks "Pink Friday" Direction, "It Would Be Fraudulent To Rap The Same Way & Look The Same Way" [Video].

Eminem's "Recovery" To Regain No. 1 Spot W/ Projected 155K Sales

August 8, 2010 10:28 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's Recovery will reportedly regain its spot atop Nielsen SoundScan's Top 200 Albums list this week with projected sales over 155,000.

Continue reading Eminem's "Recovery" To Regain No. 1 Spot W/ Projected 155K Sales.

White Rapper Yelawolf Speaks Out About Hip-Hop Racism, "Somebody Isn't Going To Like Me Because I'm A White Boy On Stage"

August 8, 2010 9:56 PM

Rap newcomer Yelawolf recently talked about battling hip-hop stereotypes and dealing with doubters as a white emcee on the come-up.

Continue reading White Rapper Yelawolf Speaks Out About Hip-Hop Racism, "Somebody Isn't Going To Like Me Because I'm A White Boy On Stage".

Waka Flocka Flame Burns Gucci Mane Beef Reports, "Ain't No Drama" [Audio]

August 8, 2010 9:20 PM

Waka Flocka Flame has denied speculation of being in the midst of a rap beef with fellow Atlanta hitmaker Gucci Mane, despite recently cutting ties with him.

Continue reading Waka Flocka Flame Burns Gucci Mane Beef Reports, "Ain't No Drama" [Audio].

"To All The Kids In College, Always Keep Your Options Open" -GrandPa Productions Founder Devin Armstrong

August 8, 2010 1:49 PM

[Former Hampton University student Devin Armstrong reveals how promoting college parties helped him launch his own company.]

Around 2002, I got together with some friends around Hampton University in Virginia and began promoting parties at school. It began with some older people at campus and they noticed the potential I had as far as contacting people and they realized I knew a lot of people and a lot of people knew me and they presented me with an opportunity to where I could promote parties and even get paid off of it.

Continue reading "To All The Kids In College, Always Keep Your Options Open" -GrandPa Productions Founder Devin Armstrong.

Nicki Minaj Strikes A Pose For VMAs, "I Don't Even Have My Album Out And I'm Part Of The Promo" [Photos]

August 8, 2010 10:36 AM

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has been chosen to help promote the upcoming Video Music Awards (VMAs) by taking part in the annual ceremony's photo shoot.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Strikes A Pose For VMAs, "I Don't Even Have My Album Out And I'm Part Of The Promo" [Photos].

Game Singles Out "Gangsta" Rappers, "Outside Of Me, 50 & Waka, They Ain't Never Felt Bullets"

August 8, 2010 10:17 AM

West Coast rapper Game recently singled out self-proclaimed "gangsta" rappers and pointed out the lack of real street credibility among them.

Continue reading Game Singles Out "Gangsta" Rappers, "Outside Of Me, 50 & Waka, They Ain't Never Felt Bullets".

T.I. Let Loose Inner Bad Guy For "Takers" Thriller, "I Wanted To Play A More Challenged Villain"

August 8, 2010 9:43 AM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. recently opened up about his role as a villain in the upcoming action-packed thriller Takers which comes out this month.

Continue reading T.I. Let Loose Inner Bad Guy For "Takers" Thriller, "I Wanted To Play A More Challenged Villain".

Waka Flocka Flame Discovers His Production Guru, "He's My Dre & I'm His Snoop Dogg"

August 8, 2010 9:14 AM

Waka Flocka Flame recently announced plans to put together his Tupac Shakur-inspired Flockaveili debut album and revealed his discovery of the producer he calls the new Dr. Dre.

Continue reading Waka Flocka Flame Discovers His Production Guru, "He's My Dre & I'm His Snoop Dogg".

Former Hampton University Student Devin Armstrong Takes On The World W/ GrandPa Productions

August 8, 2010 12:00 AM

Welcome Back: Former Hampton University student Devin Armstrong takes on the real world with his GrandPa Productions music company.

Be sure to check out Devin Armstrong talk about his college days promoting shows and how he went from handing out flyers to running his own music company, GrandPa Productions, in today's SOHH Guest Star.

Photo submitted by Devin Armstong.

"It's True, N*ggas In College Are Drunk & Come To Shows To Have Fun" -Ras Kass

August 7, 2010 10:06 PM

[West Coast rap veteran Ras Kass talks college shows versus club performances.]

I've performed at a lot of schools, like the University of Southern California (USC) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). I've done college shows at a lot of Southern spots, doing shows there and it's always been a blessing to meet a lot of the people that take the time to listen to the things I say and for them to even be college attendees or prisoners, they got nothing but time to study and do what they got to do. I always appreciate a college audience.

Continue reading "It's True, N*ggas In College Are Drunk & Come To Shows To Have Fun" -Ras Kass.

Nicki Minaj Puts Angelina Jolie & "Jersey Shore's" Snooki In Ladies-Only Supergroup

August 7, 2010 10:13 AM

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj recently talked about which actresses and musicians she would put into a ladies-only supergroup if she had the ability.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Puts Angelina Jolie & "Jersey Shore's" Snooki In Ladies-Only Supergroup.

Kanye West Snubs "G.O.O.D. Music Day" W/ Album Pushback

August 7, 2010 9:52 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West will force fans to wait longer for his upcoming and presumably titled new album, Dark Twisted Fantasy, by deciding to delay its release to late fall.

Continue reading Kanye West Snubs "G.O.O.D. Music Day" W/ Album Pushback.

Cam'ron Says Dipset Reunion LP Delayed By Obligations, "We Got 8, 9 Songs Done"

August 7, 2010 9:22 AM

Cam'ron has given an update on the status of new works from Diplomats Jim Jones and Juelz Santana as the recently reunited crew put together a comeback LP.

Continue reading Cam'ron Says Dipset Reunion LP Delayed By Obligations, "We Got 8, 9 Songs Done".

Fat Joe Responds To 50 Cent, "He Went From Selling 10 Million Albums To Not Even Going Gold" [Video]

August 7, 2010 9:01 AM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has refused to keep silent on his issues with 50 Cent and explained why he says the G-Unit frontman is not only a liar but a has-been rap star.

Continue reading Fat Joe Responds To 50 Cent, "He Went From Selling 10 Million Albums To Not Even Going Gold" [Video].

Fugees' Pras Defends Endorsing Wyclef Jean's Haiti Presidential Rival, "We Need A Real Leader" [Video]

August 7, 2010 8:35 AM

The Fugees' Pras has defended his decision to back Haiti presidential candidate Michel Martelly against cousin and group member Wyclef Jean heading into the November election.

Continue reading Fugees' Pras Defends Endorsing Wyclef Jean's Haiti Presidential Rival, "We Need A Real Leader" [Video].

Ras Kass Rocks The Mic At An Open Show Concert

August 7, 2010 12:00 AM

Welcome Back: West Coast rap veteran Ras Kass shows the competition how to rock the microphone.

Be sure to check out Ras Kass talking about the differences between performing at a club venue as opposed to a rowdy, energetic crowd of on-campus college students in today's SOHH Guest Star.

Photo taken from On Smash

Lloyd Banks Says Winning Canada Assault Case Is Refreshing, "It's Easier On The Mind" [Video]

August 6, 2010 7:18 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has confirmed recent reports of winning his Canada assault case which accused him and his entourage of brutally attacking a promoter earlier this year.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Says Winning Canada Assault Case Is Refreshing, "It's Easier On The Mind" [Video].

Jay-Z Cracks Open His Book Of Rhymes, "Decoded" Explores Rapper's Creative Process

August 6, 2010 5:09 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z will finally crack open his rhyme book with the upcoming release of his long-awaited published work, Decoded, set to drop this fall.

Continue reading Jay-Z Cracks Open His Book Of Rhymes, "Decoded" Explores Rapper's Creative Process.

Kanye West Names His Best Music Video, "I Don't Know If I've Ever Said This In An Interview"

August 6, 2010 4:38 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West answered hip-hop fans' questions and revealed his personal favorite music video from his collection in a UStream broadcast Friday (August 6) afternoon.

Continue reading Kanye West Names His Best Music Video, "I Don't Know If I've Ever Said This In An Interview".

50 Cent Reveals His Favorite On-Screen Drug Dealer, Inspired By A Classic

August 6, 2010 4:20 PM

Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent revealed his favorite fictional movie drug dealer of all-time during an interview for the promotion of his upcoming film, Twelve.

Continue reading 50 Cent Reveals His Favorite On-Screen Drug Dealer, Inspired By A Classic.

9th Wonder Explains J. Cole Collabo Delay, Calls Jay-Z Protege "One Of The Most Gifted MC's Out"

August 6, 2010 4:05 PM

With Roc Nation's J. Cole continuing to burn the airwaves and blogs, SOHH reached out to the rapper's fellow North Carolina homegrown producer 9th Wonder to find out why they have yet to lock in studio time together.

Continue reading 9th Wonder Explains J. Cole Collabo Delay, Calls Jay-Z Protege "One Of The Most Gifted MC's Out".

DMX's Ex-Wife Blames Divorce On Outside Kids, "There Was Just A Lot Of Unprotected Sex"

August 6, 2010 4:00 PM

Incarcerated rapper DMX's ex-wife Tashera Simmons has stepped forward to reveal the underlying truth and reasons behind her public divorce from the platinum-selling artist.

Continue reading DMX's Ex-Wife Blames Divorce On Outside Kids, "There Was Just A Lot Of Unprotected Sex".

Young Buck Bounces Back From IRS Troubles, "Play Time Is Over!!!"

August 6, 2010 1:43 PM

Young Buck has decided to set aside his financial problems with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and continue making music for his fans' sake.

Continue reading Young Buck Bounces Back From IRS Troubles, "Play Time Is Over!!!".

T.I. Gives 50 Cent, Ice Cube & Other Rap-Actors A Pass, "I Don't Feel Any Competition"

August 6, 2010 12:35 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has decided to give rap-actors like 50 Cent and Ice Cube a pass as far as movie competition is concerned as more emcees are beginning to take on Hollywood.

Continue reading T.I. Gives 50 Cent, Ice Cube & Other Rap-Actors A Pass, "I Don't Feel Any Competition".

Actor Sean Penn Questions Wyclef Jean's Haiti Presidential Run, Rapper Responds

August 6, 2010 12:14 PM

Since actor Sean Penn questioned rapper Wyclef Jean's bid to run for the presidency in Haiti months after a fatal earthquake hit his country, the Fugees frontman has responded.

Continue reading Actor Sean Penn Questions Wyclef Jean's Haiti Presidential Run, Rapper Responds.

"A Mature 18 Year-Old Would Be Cool As Long As He Never Showed Me His ID" -Model Marisa Elise

August 6, 2010 11:00 AM

[Model Marisa Elise lets all the college studs know what it takes to impress her this school year.]

When it comes to college guys, I'm a sucker for a great sense of humor, so you have to be witty and be yourself and you'll catch my eye. I don't focus so much on the outter appearance...clothing can always be changed. However I do like a man who can dress well, so I guess I'm leaning towards your typical "grown and sexy" guys.

Continue reading "A Mature 18 Year-Old Would Be Cool As Long As He Never Showed Me His ID" -Model Marisa Elise.

Fat Joe Outsells 50 Cent's Slanderous Predictions, Lloyd Banks' Ex-Girl Speaks Out, Young Buck Is Homeless

August 6, 2010 11:00 AM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we're gonna laugh our a**es back a week and see 50 Cent f*ck up Fat Joe's album sales prediction, listen to what Lloyd Banks' ex-wifey has to say about the "Punch Line King" breaking her heart, give a moment of silence to the loss of Young Buck's property and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Fat Joe Outsells 50 Cent's Slanderous Predictions, Lloyd Banks' Ex-Girl Speaks Out, Young Buck Is Homeless.

Kanye West's "Power" Director Reveals Rapper's New Album Title, "I've Heard The Latest Name"

August 6, 2010 10:35 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's "Power" music video director Marco Brambilla has opened up about the Def Jam conglomerate's forthcoming album and its latest title.

Continue reading Kanye West's "Power" Director Reveals Rapper's New Album Title, "I've Heard The Latest Name".

Waka Flocka Flame Sides W/ Manager Mom Over Nicki Minaj & Gucci Mane, "We Don't Talk Anymore"

August 6, 2010 10:00 AM

Waka Flocka Flame has addressed rappers Nicki Minaj and Gucci Mane recently terminating the services of his mother, Debbie Antney, as their manager.

Continue reading Waka Flocka Flame Sides W/ Manager Mom Over Nicki Minaj & Gucci Mane, "We Don't Talk Anymore".

Game Addresses Kids Getting Hit W/ Beer At Concert, "If It Was 2005, Dude Would've Been In The Hospital"

August 6, 2010 8:46 AM

West Coast rapper Game has addressed recent footage which hit the Internet showing his kids getting beer thrown at them during a Los Angeles concert last month.

Continue reading Game Addresses Kids Getting Hit W/ Beer At Concert, "If It Was 2005, Dude Would've Been In The Hospital".

Marisa Elise Is Ready To Find Out Which College Boys Can Impress Her

August 6, 2010 12:00 AM

Welcome Back: Supermodel/Video Vixen Marisa Elise takes a minute to ponder what it takes for a college stud to catch her attention.

Be sure to check out model Marisa Elise talk about what type of personality and kinds of things the average college guy has to have to get a shot at impressing her in today's SOHH Guest Star.

Photo submitted by Import EyeCandy Online

50 Cent Says He Now Weighs Over 200 Pounds, "In The Actual New Film, I Went To 160"

August 5, 2010 11:55 PM

Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent recently talked about what his current weight is after losing over 50 pounds for his upcoming Things Fall Apart film which portrays him as a cancer victim.

Continue reading 50 Cent Says He Now Weighs Over 200 Pounds, "In The Actual New Film, I Went To 160".

Kanye West Creates Living Painting W/ "Power" Music Video Premiere [Video]

August 5, 2010 11:51 PM

The music video for Kanye West's new song, "Power," has debuted online and features the rapper posed as a Caesar with Roman-like cameos.

Continue reading Kanye West Creates Living Painting W/ "Power" Music Video Premiere [Video].

Cool & Dre Defend Joining Baby's Cash Money Records, "It's All About Diversifying Your Talent"

August 5, 2010 11:28 PM

Production duo Cool & Dre have defended their decision to join forces and become the latest members of Baby's Cash Money Records.

Continue reading Cool & Dre Defend Joining Baby's Cash Money Records, "It's All About Diversifying Your Talent".

Eminem Burns Down The House In "Love The Way You Lie" Music Video Premiere [Video]

August 5, 2010 10:55 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem fires things up in the new "I Love The Way You Lie" music video premiere which features cameos from actors Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan.

Continue reading Eminem Burns Down The House In "Love The Way You Lie" Music Video Premiere [Video].

Nelly Waxes His "5.0" For A Fall Release

August 5, 2010 6:16 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Nelly has announced plans to drop his new solo album, 5.0, this fall after spending most of the year under the radar.

Continue reading Nelly Waxes His "5.0" For A Fall Release.

Lloyd Banks Says Olivia Was Paper Chasing During G-Unit Run, "She Was Spending A Lot Of Money"

August 5, 2010 5:48 PM

G-Unit's Lloyd Banks recently weighed in on former group member Olivia's departure from his camp and said she did have a slight spending habit under 50 Cent's wing.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks Says Olivia Was Paper Chasing During G-Unit Run, "She Was Spending A Lot Of Money".

Raekwon Snubs Retailers, Dropping "OB4CL II" As Digital-Only Re-Release

August 5, 2010 5:32 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon has decided to treat fans with a digital-only re-release of 2009's Only Built For Cuban Linx Pt. II which is currently set to drop this month.

Continue reading Raekwon Snubs Retailers, Dropping "OB4CL II" As Digital-Only Re-Release.

Game On Stalling "R.E.D. Album" Release, "I'm Looking For A Cross Between 'One Blood' & 'Hate It Or Love It'"

August 5, 2010 5:13 PM

West Coast rapper Game has addressed the constant delays behind his forthcoming R.E.D. Album and said his August 24th release is no longer realistic.

Continue reading Game On Stalling "R.E.D. Album" Release, "I'm Looking For A Cross Between 'One Blood' & 'Hate It Or Love It'".

T.I. Locks In Kanye West For "King Uncaged" LP, "I Just Left Hawaii"

August 5, 2010 4:40 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has revealed that rap fans can anticipate new music from Kanye West to be featured on his upcoming King Uncaged LP.

Continue reading T.I. Locks In Kanye West For "King Uncaged" LP, "I Just Left Hawaii".

Wyclef Resigns From Non-Profit, Haiti Presidential Run On Deck

August 5, 2010 4:20 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Wyclef Jean has resigned from his chair at the non profit he founded amid talks of a Haiti presidential run and an outstanding debt he owes the IRS.

Continue reading Wyclef Resigns From Non-Profit, Haiti Presidential Run On Deck.

DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win" Reaches Platinum Status, "We Did It!"

August 5, 2010 1:05 PM

Def Jam South President DJ Khaled's new single, "All I Do Is Win," has reportedly been certified platinum.

Continue reading DJ Khaled's "All I Do Is Win" Reaches Platinum Status, "We Did It!".

Kanye West Reveals His Internal Struggles, "I Feel God's Light Shining Through My Darkest Year Of My Life"

August 5, 2010 12:56 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has opened up about his past internal struggles and how pain has helped him become the man he is today.

Continue reading Kanye West Reveals His Internal Struggles, "I Feel God's Light Shining Through My Darkest Year Of My Life".

Obie Trice's Tax Records Leak Online, Rapper Owes $298K To IRS

August 5, 2010 12:26 PM

Former Shady Records artist Obie Trice's tax records have leaked online and show the rapper owing over $298,000 to the Internal Revenue Service.

Continue reading Obie Trice's Tax Records Leak Online, Rapper Owes $298K To IRS.

Bun B Prepares For "5 Mic" Rating Backlash, "The Trill OG Can Take It"

August 5, 2010 10:50 AM

UGK's Bun B has shared his reaction to his new album, Trill OG, receiving a rare five mics rating from The Source magazine.

Continue reading Bun B Prepares For "5 Mic" Rating Backlash, "The Trill OG Can Take It".

The Game Revamps Nas' Subliminal 50 Cent Diss For New Mixtape, "I Have Eight Versions Of The Song"

August 5, 2010 10:40 AM

Black Wall Street associate DJ Skee recently revealed that Game's "Street Runners" Nas collaboration, which send a subtle diss 50 Cent's way, was recorded over four years ago.

Continue reading The Game Revamps Nas' Subliminal 50 Cent Diss For New Mixtape, "I Have Eight Versions Of The Song".

"I Tell All Students Hoping To Make It To Get Their Internet Presence Up" -DJ Michael "5000" Watts

August 5, 2010 10:00 AM

[DJ Michael "5000" Watts schools students to the game of music]

My company, Swisha House, has had a connection with Grammy U [a network of college students pursuing careers in the music industry], and Paul Wall is actually one of the chair members of the Texas Chapter and I'm really the type of person who doesn't mind going out there and letting the people of the future know about the music business.

Continue reading "I Tell All Students Hoping To Make It To Get Their Internet Presence Up" -DJ Michael "5000" Watts.

DJ Michael Watts Relaxing In Houston, Texas

August 5, 2010 12:00 AM

Welcome Back: DJ Michael "5000" Watts takes a moment to stare down his competition.

Be sure to check out DJ Michael "5000" Watts talk about putting on Texas college students pursuing careers in the music industry as part of his Grammy U duties in today's SOHH Guest Star.

Photo submitted by Mr Frostee 21

Young Buck Sends Message To 50 Cent, "We Really Gonna See What This Was Really About"

August 4, 2010 10:45 PM

Former G-Unit member Young Buck has said his contractual battle against 50 Cent is still on-going and promised the situation would be addressed soon.

Continue reading Young Buck Sends Message To 50 Cent, "We Really Gonna See What This Was Really About".

Nicki Minaj Feels Bright About "Pink Friday" Single, "Everyone's Gonna Like It"

August 4, 2010 6:08 PM

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj says she feels confident in her upcoming Pink Friday debut album and has revealed one of the LP's forthcoming titles.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Feels Bright About "Pink Friday" Single, "Everyone's Gonna Like It".

Bun B's "Trill OG" En Route To Sell 35K In First-Week

August 4, 2010 5:13 PM

UGK rapper Bun B's Trill OG is reportedly en route to sell up to 35,000 copies in its first week of availability.

Continue reading Bun B's "Trill OG" En Route To Sell 35K In First-Week.

Game Calls Out UFC Fighter, "Rampage Jackson Is An Orange County House Wife"

August 4, 2010 4:42 PM

West Coast rapper Game has publicly called out former Ultimate Fighting Championship wrestler Quinton "Rampage" Jackson today on Twitter.

Continue reading Game Calls Out UFC Fighter, "Rampage Jackson Is An Orange County House Wife".

Fat Joe Celebrates "Darkside" First-Week Sales, "They Mad At Me For Putting Out Good Music They Can't Make"

August 4, 2010 4:20 PM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has celebrated his first-week sales total of Darkside, Volume 1 after his solo project debuted in the Top 50 today.

Continue reading Fat Joe Celebrates "Darkside" First-Week Sales, "They Mad At Me For Putting Out Good Music They Can't Make" .

Kanye West's Behind-The-Scenes "Power" Footage Leaks Online [Video]

August 4, 2010 3:00 PM

Behind-the-scenes footage from Kanye West's "Power" music video shoot has leaked on the Internet a day before the visual premieres.

Continue reading Kanye West's Behind-The-Scenes "Power" Footage Leaks Online [Video].

Cool & Dre Join Cash Money Records, "We're Making Power Moves Together"

August 4, 2010 2:10 PM

Miami production duo Cool & Dre have announced their new partnership with Baby's Cash Money Records.

Continue reading Cool & Dre Join Cash Money Records, "We're Making Power Moves Together".

The Source Certifies Bun B's "Trill OG" As "Classic," Issues Rare 5-Mic Rating

August 4, 2010 12:35 PM

Renowned hip-hop publication The Source has rated Bun B's new album, Trill OG, its iconic "5 mics," a rating last issued by the magazine in 2005.

Continue reading The Source Certifies Bun B's "Trill OG" As "Classic," Issues Rare 5-Mic Rating.

Drag-On Stands Up For DMX On Lockdown, "The Next Disrespect Getting Punched In The Mouth" [Audio]

August 4, 2010 12:30 PM

Ruff Ryders' Drag-On has dropped a dedication track to incarcerated rapper DMX a week after his former labelmate turned himself in to authorities.

Continue reading Drag-On Stands Up For DMX On Lockdown, "The Next Disrespect Getting Punched In The Mouth" [Audio].

Eminem Dethroned From No. 1, Fat Joe Debuts On The "Darkside," Tech N9ne & Dru Hill Hit The Charts

August 4, 2010 11:45 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Eminem loses his top spot, Rick Ross drops to No. 3 plus new releases from Tech N9ne, Fat Joe and Dru Hill debut on the chart.

Continue reading Eminem Dethroned From No. 1, Fat Joe Debuts On The "Darkside," Tech N9ne & Dru Hill Hit The Charts.

B.o.B. Snags 5 VMA Nods, Rapper "Not Surprised" By Lady Gaga's 13 Nominations

August 4, 2010 11:35 AM

Grand Hustle rapper B.o.B. has shared his reaction to receiving five MTV Video Music Awards nominations this week and described the recognition as a sign of his growth.

Continue reading B.o.B. Snags 5 VMA Nods, Rapper "Not Surprised" By Lady Gaga's 13 Nominations.

"J. Cole's [List Of Demands] Was Based Off The Blueprint 3 Tour & He Wanted 26 Of Certain Things" -WMUC Radio Host

August 4, 2010 11:00 AM

Student leader explains what it takes to book rappers as campus performers.

If you're in charge of helping book artists to perform at your school, you gotta be prepared to hear anything and everything from road managers. First off, you can't be fragile when somebody comes at you and they're mad because you can't do "this" or "that" for them. You have to know what's within your boundaries. You can't promise things that you can't do.

Continue reading "J. Cole's [List Of Demands] Was Based Off The Blueprint 3 Tour & He Wanted 26 Of Certain Things" -WMUC Radio Host.

Drake Puts His Singing Skills To The Test On New R&B Mixtape, "It's Hard For Me To Put Out Free Rap Albums"

August 4, 2010 10:15 AM

Young Money rapper Drake has confirmed recent speculation that he is working on an R&B mixtape and promised to put the project out for free.

Continue reading Drake Puts His Singing Skills To The Test On New R&B Mixtape, "It's Hard For Me To Put Out Free Rap Albums".

Dr. Dre Looks To Outer Space For Top Secret Sound, "I Don't Even Know If I Should Be Saying This"

August 4, 2010 10:00 AM

West Coast producer Dr. Dre may be keeping fans waiting for another project besides The Detox after announcing plans to put together an instrumental album based on the solar system.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Looks To Outer Space For Top Secret Sound, "I Don't Even Know If I Should Be Saying This".

Fat Joe's "Darkside" Sells 12K In First Week

August 4, 2010 9:14 AM

Fat Joe's Darkside, Volume 1 album has sold just over 12,000 copies in its first-week on store shelves.

Continue reading Fat Joe's "Darkside" Sells 12K In First Week.

WMUC Radio Host/DJ Malcolm Whitfield Books His Next Artist

August 4, 2010 12:00 AM

Welcome Back: WMUC Radio Host/University of Maryland Senior Malcolm Whitfield takes a few minutes to deal with road managers trying to book his school's next big concert.

Be sure to check out Malcolm Whitfield talk about the in's and out's of how to book a rap star like J. Cole or Ludacris at your college/university this school year in today's SOHH Guest Star.

Photo submitted by Malcolm Whitfield

Lil Wayne Gives First Radio Interview From Rikers Island [Video]

August 3, 2010 11:19 PM

Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has given his first radio interview from Rikers Island with New York's Hot 97 radio personality veteran Funkmaster Flex.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Gives First Radio Interview From Rikers Island [Video].

Nicki Minaj Announces Her Young Money Debut Album Title

August 3, 2010 10:44 PM

Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj has finally revealed the title of her upcoming, long-awaited debut album set to drop this November.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Announces Her Young Money Debut Album Title.

50 Cent Blasts Fat Joe's "Darkside" Sales, "Only 5,000 Copies Sold...D*mn Joe!" [Video]

August 3, 2010 9:56 PM

50 Cent has proved his issues with Fat Joe still exist by releasing a new video mocking the rapper's new album, The Darkside, Volume 1 and its speculated first-week record sales.

Continue reading 50 Cent Blasts Fat Joe's "Darkside" Sales, "Only 5,000 Copies Sold...D*mn Joe!" [Video].

Young Buck's Home Raided By Shotgun-Toting Federal Agents, Rapper Owes IRS $300K

August 3, 2010 6:38 PM

Young Buck's Tennessee home was reportedly raided this morning by gun-totting federal agents over an unpaid $300,000 tax debt.

Continue reading Young Buck's Home Raided By Shotgun-Toting Federal Agents, Rapper Owes IRS $300K.

Dr. Dre Fired Up Over "Detox" Leaks, "Somebody Actually Hacked Into Our E-Mails"

August 3, 2010 5:04 PM

West Coast producer Dr. Dre speaks on battling Detox leaks and understanding fans' undying desire to hear his long-awaited album in the August/September VIBE.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Fired Up Over "Detox" Leaks, "Somebody Actually Hacked Into Our E-Mails".

Drake Names Biggest "Thank Me Later" Regrets, Says Leaks Hurt Debut

August 3, 2010 4:41 PM

Young Money rapper Drake has revealed his biggest regrets behind Thank Me Later and said song leaks ultimately hurt the project's overall presentation.

Continue reading Drake Names Biggest "Thank Me Later" Regrets, Says Leaks Hurt Debut.

Baby Counts Down Lil Wayne's Return, "94 Days Left, B*tch!"

August 3, 2010 4:17 PM

Cash Money Records' co-founder Baby has sent out a firm warning to all Lil Wayne rap rivals as his incarcerated artist is just months away from being freed.

Continue reading Baby Counts Down Lil Wayne's Return, "94 Days Left, B*tch!".

Kanye West's Tweets Draw Comical Response From Literary Mag

August 3, 2010 3:50 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's recent Twitter remarks have inspired a column of cartoons by The New Yorker.

Continue reading Kanye West's Tweets Draw Comical Response From Literary Mag.

Tony Yayo Reveals G-Unit's Heavy Artillery Escorts On Tour, "We Had A Tank W/ AK-47s" [Video]

August 3, 2010 2:50 PM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo recently talked about security precautions his camp has taken for tours in Africa and why requesting an army tank for navigation is not out of the norm.

Continue reading Tony Yayo Reveals G-Unit's Heavy Artillery Escorts On Tour, "We Had A Tank W/ AK-47s" [Video].

Drake, Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, Eminem & More Snag VMA Nominations

August 3, 2010 1:50 PM

Rappers Drake, Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, Eminem and more have received nominations for the upcoming 27th annual MTV Videos Music Awards ceremony.

Continue reading Drake, Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, Eminem & More Snag VMA Nominations.

Eminem & Rihanna's Steamy "Love The Way You Lie" Music Vid Premieres This Week

August 3, 2010 1:05 PM

Eminem and Rihanna's "Love the Way You Lie" music video is reportedly scheduled to premiere this week on MTV Jamz.

Continue reading Eminem & Rihanna's Steamy "Love The Way You Lie" Music Vid Premieres This Week.

Bun B Looks To Jay-Z & LL Cool J For "Age-Old" Rap Secrets, "As A Solo Artist I'm Still Young In This Game"

August 3, 2010 12:50 PM

UGK's Bun B recently talked about not wanting to retire and why stepping away from music seems unlikely as artists such as LL Cool J and Jay-Z are rapping into their 40's.

Continue reading Bun B Looks To Jay-Z & LL Cool J For "Age-Old" Rap Secrets, "As A Solo Artist I'm Still Young In This Game".

Dear Def Jam, How The H*ll Did My Sales Drop 50 Percent?

August 3, 2010 12:40 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. Anybody feeling bullet proof?

Continue reading Dear Def Jam, How The H*ll Did My Sales Drop 50 Percent?.

"For One Duke University Class, We Did 'Sampling Illmatic'" -9th Wonder

August 3, 2010 12:00 PM

The opportunity to teach at Duke really came about from doing a few functions over there in the past with people like Questlove. A professor caught wind of what I was doing and he approached me with the opportunity and I just went for it. The name of the course I taught was called "Hip-Hop Sampling Soul."

Continue reading "For One Duke University Class, We Did 'Sampling Illmatic'" -9th Wonder.

Ne-Yo Shares Fatherhood Fears W/ Baby On The Way, "I'm Terrified"

August 3, 2010 11:35 AM

R&B singer Ne-Yo has opened up about his fear of becoming a father with a baby on the way and denied recent reports of being engaged.

Continue reading Ne-Yo Shares Fatherhood Fears W/ Baby On The Way, "I'm Terrified".

Eminem Reflects On "8 Mile" Co-Star's Passing, "Famous People Are Overdosing At Alarming Rates"

August 3, 2010 10:45 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem reflects on the passing of his 8 Mile co-star Brittany Murphy's passing last December in the August/September VIBE.

Continue reading Eminem Reflects On "8 Mile" Co-Star's Passing, "Famous People Are Overdosing At Alarming Rates".

Common Chains Himself To New Role As Slave, "The Character Had So Much Depth To It"

August 3, 2010 9:32 AM

Actor/Rapper Common has come forward to confirm reports that he will be playing a freed slave on the upcoming AMC series "Hell On Wheels" and revealed his motivation for taking on the role.

Continue reading Common Chains Himself To New Role As Slave, "The Character Had So Much Depth To It".

Bow Wow Dismisses Controversial Tweets, "I Think I Can Get Away W/ A Lot" [Video]

August 3, 2010 12:55 AM

Bow Wow recently discussed his ability to dodge negative press based off controversial Twitter remarks he has made in the past, like promising to fire his entire management staff.

Continue reading Bow Wow Dismisses Controversial Tweets, "I Think I Can Get Away W/ A Lot" [Video].

9th Wonder Samples Life As A Hip-Hop Professor

August 3, 2010 12:00 AM

Welcome Back: 9th Wonder takes a scroll down his laptop at NASHER Museum of Art at Duke University as he prepares to teach his "Hip-Hop Sampling Soul" course.

Be sure to peep 9th Wonder talking about teaching college students at North Carolina Central University and his most recent semester as professor of "Hip-Hop Sampling Soul" at Duke University in today's SOHH Guest Star.

Photo taken from Duke University's NASHER Museum of Art.

Busta Rhymes & Diddy Applaud Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys' Wedding, "I Can't Begin To Tell You How Proud I Am"

August 2, 2010 11:28 PM

Flipmode Squad leader Busta Rhymes and Diddy have publicly congratulated Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys on their publicized weekend wedding.

Continue reading Busta Rhymes & Diddy Applaud Swizz Beatz & Alicia Keys' Wedding, "I Can't Begin To Tell You How Proud I Am".

Nicki Minaj Breaks Promise To Twitter Fans, "Thanks For Understanding"

August 2, 2010 11:17 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj did not keep her promise to fans after vowing to reveal her long-awaited debut album title tonight.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Breaks Promise To Twitter Fans, "Thanks For Understanding".

Notorious B.I.G.'s Secret Training Exposed, Jazz Man Claims Young Rapper Was Diction Student

August 2, 2010 11:00 PM

The late Notorious B.I.G. received training in diction and phrasing from a jazz saxophonist during his teenage years to develop his signature tone, according to a Brooklyn Jazz musician.

Continue reading Notorious B.I.G.'s Secret Training Exposed, Jazz Man Claims Young Rapper Was Diction Student.

Nas, T.I. & Rick Ross Drive By The Game's "Brake Lights"

August 2, 2010 5:30 PM

Nas, T.I., Rick Ross and more will be featured on Game's new Brake Lights mixtape which is set to debut at midnight.

Continue reading Nas, T.I. & Rick Ross Drive By The Game's "Brake Lights".

Eminem Shares Fear Of Dying, "It Creeps Me The F*ck Out"

August 2, 2010 5:30 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem opens up and reveals his fear of dying in the new August/September VIBE.

Continue reading Eminem Shares Fear Of Dying, "It Creeps Me The F*ck Out".

J. Cole Burned By Hometown Controversy, "They Can't Look Past The Curse Words" [Video]

August 2, 2010 5:25 PM

Roc Nation's J. Cole has addressed recent controversy surrounding his home state tribute "Who Dat" music video after Fayetteville State University administrators denounced the music for its "explicit content."

Continue reading J. Cole Burned By Hometown Controversy, "They Can't Look Past The Curse Words" [Video].

Bun B Plans Hip-Hop Takeover, "It's Time For Texas To Move Back To The Top"

August 2, 2010 5:05 PM

UGK's Bun B recently talked about the motivation behind his upcoming Trill OG album and said his homestate, Texas, is coming back for the top spot in hip-hop.

Continue reading Bun B Plans Hip-Hop Takeover, "It's Time For Texas To Move Back To The Top".

Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz's Wedding Photos Leak

August 2, 2010 2:30 PM

The wedding photos from Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys weekend marriage ceremony have leaked offering proof of the couple's official knot-tying ceremony.

Continue reading Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz's Wedding Photos Leak.

Beanie Sigel To Jay-Z, "Stop Stalling, Let's Get It Already" [Video]

August 2, 2010 1:40 PM

Former Roc-A-Fella artist Beanie Sigel has continued to taunt Jay-Z by blasting his former rap boss with a freestyle diss at a Maryland concert.

Continue reading Beanie Sigel To Jay-Z, "Stop Stalling, Let's Get It Already" [Video].

SOHH What's Up: Free, Wale, DJ Statik Selektah, Nova Kane On The Check-In

August 2, 2010 12:00 PM

Every day, SOHH is checking in on your favorite artists, athletes and entertainment personalities! Today, Free, Wale, Nova Kane, DJ Statik Selektah tell "SOHH, What's Up."

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"If You're In Your Early 20's, The Mohawk Is Done" -Fabolous' Barber

August 2, 2010 11:35 AM

Around this time of the year, Fabolous, DJ Envy and Joe Budden usually get the regular cuts, which is a Caesar. That's even all around, a fresh shape-up, goatees too. DJ Envy keeps a goatee, Fab gets his front done to make it look clean.

Continue reading "If You're In Your Early 20's, The Mohawk Is Done" -Fabolous' Barber.

Nicki Minaj Vows To Reveal Album Title Tonight, "A Promise Is A Promise"

August 2, 2010 9:35 AM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has made a public promise to announce the title of her forthcoming debut album tonight.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Vows To Reveal Album Title Tonight, "A Promise Is A Promise".

Eminem & Jay-Z Help Drake Put On For His City [Video]

August 2, 2010 9:06 AM

Eminem and Jay-Z showed support for Drake on the last night of the OVO Festival in Toronto with surprise performances.

Continue reading Eminem & Jay-Z Help Drake Put On For His City [Video].

Wale On Competing W/ Drake, Kid Cudi & Asher Roth, "One Of Us Got The Most Record Sales, The Other One Wants The Most Fame" [Video]

August 2, 2010 8:09 AM

Roc Nation artist Wale recently talked about being in competition with rap newcomers like Kid Cudi, Drake and Asher Roth and how their aspirations are similar to athletes'.

Continue reading Wale On Competing W/ Drake, Kid Cudi & Asher Roth, "One Of Us Got The Most Record Sales, The Other One Wants The Most Fame" [Video].

J. Cole Unzips Backpacker Misconceptions, "I Got Bigger Aspirations Than That" [Video]

August 2, 2010 7:45 AM

Roc Nation's J. Cole has revealed his biggest rap misconception and said people tend to believe he is solely a representative of backpack rappers.

Continue reading J. Cole Unzips Backpacker Misconceptions, "I Got Bigger Aspirations Than That" [Video].

Fabolous Gets His Haircut From The Shop's Jose Juarez

August 2, 2010 12:00 AM

Welcome Back: Fabolous' barber Jose Juarez gets his head game proper at Englewood, New Jersey's The Shop.

Be sure to peep Jose Juarez give a run-down of what hair styles college students should avoid heading into their first-week of classes in today's SOHH Guest Star.

Photo taken from The Shop

Rick Ross' "Teflon Don" Sales Expected To Drop Over 50 Percent In Week 2

August 1, 2010 12:38 PM

Miami rapper Rick Ross' Teflon Don album sales are projected to drop over 50 percent its second week in stores as weekend estimates show the project selling no more than 65,000 copies.

Continue reading Rick Ross' "Teflon Don" Sales Expected To Drop Over 50 Percent In Week 2.

Kanye West Looks Inward For Comeback, "My Greatest Art Comes From Joy"

August 1, 2010 12:11 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is continuing to build anticipation for his upcoming untitled follow-up to 2008's 808's & Heartbreak by revealing the project's motivation.

Continue reading Kanye West Looks Inward For Comeback, "My Greatest Art Comes From Joy".

Foxy Brown Speaks Amid Negative Press, "I'm Focusing On The Biggest Sh*t In My Life"

August 1, 2010 11:23 AM

New York rapper Foxy Brown has spoken out to fans amid a recent string negative press, including an arrest last month and alleged fight with her manager.

Continue reading Foxy Brown Speaks Amid Negative Press, "I'm Focusing On The Biggest Sh*t In My Life".

Joe Budden's "Mood" Turns For The Worst In October

August 1, 2010 10:47 AM

Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden has unveiled the artwork for his long-awaited Mood Muzik 4 mixtape and will drop the underground project this fall.

Continue reading Joe Budden's "Mood" Turns For The Worst In October.

Kanye West Shows Off His New Diamond Grill

August 1, 2010 12:00 AM

Diamonds Are Forever: Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West shows off his new diamond-encrusted bottom teeth to his Twitter followers.

Photo taken from Kanye West's Twitter

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