December 2010 Archives

Willow Smith's Roc Nation Deal Exposed, "She's An Employee Of Will Smith"

December 31, 2010 9:41 PM

Roc Nation's Willow Smith recording contract has reportedly been exposed and shows the 10 year-old is actually an employee of her blockbuster Hollywood father, Will Smith.

Continue reading Willow Smith's Roc Nation Deal Exposed, "She's An Employee Of Will Smith".

Jay-Z Enrolls Into Oprah Winfrey's "Master Class"

December 31, 2010 5:59 PM

Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z will reconnect with television host Oprah Winfrey on her new televised network, OWN, appearing on a series called "Master Class."

Continue reading Jay-Z Enrolls Into Oprah Winfrey's "Master Class".

Q-Tip Gets Tongue Twisted For "Renaissance" Follow-Up

December 31, 2010 5:50 PM

Rap veteran Q-Tip has decided to challenge himself with his forthcoming follow-up to 2008's The Renaissance by releasing the new album in multiple languages.

Continue reading Q-Tip Gets Tongue Twisted For "Renaissance" Follow-Up.

Diddy Clarifies "Get On The Train B*tch" Remarks, "It's Just A Saying, Not A Disrespectful Command"

December 31, 2010 5:40 PM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has clarified his promotional-themed "Get On The Train B*tch" Twitter saying to fans who may have taken offense.

Continue reading Diddy Clarifies "Get On The Train B*tch" Remarks, "It's Just A Saying, Not A Disrespectful Command".

Lupe Fiasco Vs. Hackers Wages On, "It Upsets The Balance Of What You Want To Do As An Artist"

December 31, 2010 1:10 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco recently discussed his quest to end unauthorized music releases and how computer hackers are ultimately hurting artists' careers.

Continue reading Lupe Fiasco Vs. Hackers Wages On, "It Upsets The Balance Of What You Want To Do As An Artist".

"I Never Hit That Jay-Z [Or] Notorious B.I.G. Status"

December 31, 2010 1:00 PM

Rap veteran Kool G Rap recently updated fans on the progress of his forthcoming Riches, Royalty & Respect solo album and his legacy in the rap game.

Continue reading "I Never Hit That Jay-Z [Or] Notorious B.I.G. Status".

Eminem's "Syllables" Are Broken, Chris Brown & R&B Stars Know What's Beef, Jay-Z Gets His Props

December 31, 2010 12:30 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we head into 2011 by saying good-bye to Eminem's over-gassed super collaboration, notice how the new year might show Chris Brown and other R&B cats going harder than rappers, respect Jay-Z as the top "Doggy" and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Eminem's "Syllables" Are Broken, Chris Brown & R&B Stars Know What's Beef, Jay-Z Gets His Props.

Jay-Z Names His Brother From Another Mother, "I See Him More Than My Own"

December 31, 2010 11:50 AM

Rap mogul Jay-Z has shared his admiration for Coldplay singer Chris Martin and discusses how much of a close-knit relationship they have with each other.

Continue reading Jay-Z Names His Brother From Another Mother, "I See Him More Than My Own".

Foxy Brown Clears Up "Massacre" Rumors, "Since Y'All N*ggas Wanna Lie To The Streets, I'm Addressing It All"

December 31, 2010 8:54 AM

New York rapper Foxy Brown has cleared up confusion surrounding the delayed release of her "Christmas Massacre" record and false reports claiming a new single is dropping tomorrow.

Continue reading Foxy Brown Clears Up "Massacre" Rumors, "Since Y'All N*ggas Wanna Lie To The Streets, I'm Addressing It All".

Swizz Beatz Names His Favorite Rapper, "Yeah I Said It!!!"

December 31, 2010 8:39 AM

Producer Swizz Beatz has revealed what active rapper out right now has won his attention and earned the right to be called his favorite.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Names His Favorite Rapper, "Yeah I Said It!!!".

Kanye West's Bloody, Half-Naked Corpse Filled "Monster" Music Video Leaks [Video]

December 31, 2010 8:30 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's gory and half-naked corpse filled "Monster" music video has leaked online and features appearances from Rick Ross, Jay-Z and Nicki Minaj.

Continue reading Kanye West's Bloody, Half-Naked Corpse Filled "Monster" Music Video Leaks [Video].

Eminem Tracks Prematurely Spread Online [Audio]

December 31, 2010 8:01 AM

Unreleased music from Grammy-winning rapper Eminem is prematurely making its way onto the Internet including a tribute track to his late Shady Records artist/friend Proof.

Continue reading Eminem Tracks Prematurely Spread Online [Audio].

Hot Boys Pay Homage To Fallen Ex-Cash Money Rapper, "Magnolia Shorty Was Like A Sister To Me"

December 31, 2010 7:43 AM

The Hot Boys have paid homage to late ex-Cash Money Records rapper Magnolia Shorty just days after her fatal shooting in Louisiana.

Continue reading Hot Boys Pay Homage To Fallen Ex-Cash Money Rapper, "Magnolia Shorty Was Like A Sister To Me".

Photo of the Day: Twista Gets His Eat On

December 31, 2010 12:30 AM

Slow Jamz: Chicago's Twista gives a tall order while dining with friends.

Photo taken from Twista's Twitter

Kool G Rap Addresses Rick Ross' Street Cred, "It's A Lot Of Fake Motherf*ckers That Slipped Through The Cracks"

December 30, 2010 6:14 PM

Rap veteran Kool G Rap has vouched for Rick Ross and stood by the rapper despite his past employment as a corrections officer in the 1990's.

Continue reading Kool G Rap Addresses Rick Ross' Street Cred, "It's A Lot Of Fake Motherf*ckers That Slipped Through The Cracks".

Lil Wayne Inducts T-Pain W/ Black & Purple Young Money Chain [Video]

December 30, 2010 5:30 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne will take his relationship with T-Pain to the next level by officially inducting the rapper/singer into his Young Money camp.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Inducts T-Pain W/ Black & Purple Young Money Chain [Video].

Chris Brown & Raz-B Kiss & Make-Up, "I Apologize From The Bottom Of My Heart"

December 30, 2010 5:29 PM

R&B singers Chris Brown and Raz-B have placed their differences aside after a publicized Twitter tantrum yesterday and apologized to people who took offense.

Continue reading Chris Brown & Raz-B Kiss & Make-Up, "I Apologize From The Bottom Of My Heart".

Just Blaze Explains Saigon's "Greatest Story" Hold-Up

December 30, 2010 5:20 PM

With the upcoming release of Saigon's long-awaited Greatest Story Never Told, SOHH talked to producer Just Blaze to get his reaction to the realization of the project's release.

Continue reading Just Blaze Explains Saigon's "Greatest Story" Hold-Up.

Shawty Lo Gets Down By Never Riding Dirty, "That's The Easiest Way To Get Caught" [Video]

December 30, 2010 4:35 PM

In a year where artists like T.I. and DMX have been arrested for probation violations, D4L Records founder Shawty Lo has revealed the keys to staying away from jail sentences.

Continue reading Shawty Lo Gets Down By Never Riding Dirty, "That's The Easiest Way To Get Caught" [Video].

Jay-Z Arms Roc Nation W/ New Signing

December 30, 2010 3:50 PM

Rap mogul Jay-Z has reportedly expanded his Roc Nation roster by adding 16-year-old sensation Cher Lloyd to his team.

Continue reading Jay-Z Arms Roc Nation W/ New Signing.

Busta Rhymes Demands Everyone To Respect His Conglomerate

December 30, 2010 2:00 PM

As we prepare to enter the new year, veteran rapper Busta Rhymes talked to SOHH this week to officially announce his new Conglomerate Records company and its artist roster.

Continue reading Busta Rhymes Demands Everyone To Respect His Conglomerate.

Suge Knight's 2Pac Murder Arrest Hypes Up Fans

December 30, 2010 1:30 PM

The Internet went into a fury last night (December 29) as reports claiming that Death Row Records ex-owner Suge "Marion" Knight was arested for the murder of Tupac Shakur spun.

Continue reading Suge Knight's 2Pac Murder Arrest Hypes Up Fans.

Xzibit Rides Into $959K Tax Debt

December 30, 2010 12:50 PM

West Coast rapper-turned-actor Xzibit's tax records have leaked online and show the former "Pimp My Ride" television host owing nearly $1 million to the government.

Continue reading Xzibit Rides Into $959K Tax Debt .

Nicki Minaj, Kat Stacks, Trey Songz Reveal New Year's Resolutions

December 30, 2010 12:30 PM

Less than 36 hours away from entering 2011, rapper Nicki Minaj, hip-hop groupie Kat Stacks and R&B singer Trey Songz have revealed their New Year's resolutions.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj, Kat Stacks, Trey Songz Reveal New Year's Resolutions.

Drake Gets A Huge Tip From Hip-Hop Pioneer For "Thank Me Later" Follow-Up

December 30, 2010 12:00 PM

Young Money's Drake will add a polished, vivrant feel to his upcoming Take Care sophomore effort by recruiting hip-hop pioneer Q-Tip as an album collaborator.

Continue reading Drake Gets A Huge Tip From Hip-Hop Pioneer For "Thank Me Later" Follow-Up.

Slim Thug Wants Kat Stacks Unleashed, "I Wanna See Her F*ck Up More Rappers" [Video]

December 30, 2010 11:30 AM

Southern rapper Slim Thug recently weighed in on the possible deportation of incarcerated Internet sensation Kat Stacks and why his one-time Twitter rival should be released.

Continue reading Slim Thug Wants Kat Stacks Unleashed, "I Wanna See Her F*ck Up More Rappers" [Video].

DJ Premier Opens Up Over Guru's Death, "I Know Everything About Him"

December 30, 2010 11:00 AM

DJ Premier has opened up about the unexpected death of his late Gang Starr collaborator Guru and how his love for him remains everlasting.

Continue reading DJ Premier Opens Up Over Guru's Death, "I Know Everything About Him".

Photo of the Day: Nicki Minaj Shows Love On-Stage

December 30, 2010 12:25 AM

Pink Out: Young Money's Nicki Minaj shows love on-stage at the Paradise Theater in New York.

Photo submitted from What's Poppin'.

Nicki Minaj Wants To "Get Dressed Up & Painted" For Blockbuster Director

December 29, 2010 10:10 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj discusses her aim to take Hollywood by storm and star in one of blockbuster director Tim Burton's films in the new issue of KING Magazine.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Wants To "Get Dressed Up & Painted" For Blockbuster Director.

Pleasure P Fires Warning Shots, "If N*ggas Thought It Was Over They Got Another Thing Coming"

December 29, 2010 5:57 PM

R&B singer Pleasure P has risen from the shadows and sent a warning shot to critics a year after making headlines for being accused of child molestation.

Continue reading Pleasure P Fires Warning Shots, "If N*ggas Thought It Was Over They Got Another Thing Coming".

Cashis Reveals Truth Behind "Syllables" Leak, "It Was Going To Be For One Of Em's Albums Or 'Detox'"

December 29, 2010 5:25 PM

Shady Records' Cashis has stepped forward to provide insight on the newly leaked "Syllables" collaboration featuring 50 Cent, Eminem, Stat Quo, Dr. Dre and Jay-Z.

Continue reading Cashis Reveals Truth Behind "Syllables" Leak, "It Was Going To Be For One Of Em's Albums Or 'Detox'".

Kim Kardashian Locks In Kanye West For Hype

December 29, 2010 5:07 PM

Reality star Kim Kardashian has reportedly locked in Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West to appear in an upcoming Hype Williams-directed music video.

Continue reading Kim Kardashian Locks In Kanye West For Hype.

Dr. Dre's "I Need A Doctor" Inspired Nas

December 29, 2010 4:25 PM

As we prepare to head into 2011, producer Alex Da Kid recently spoke with SOHH to update fans on the progress of his contributions to Nas' upcoming solo album.

Continue reading Dr. Dre's "I Need A Doctor" Inspired Nas.

Busta Rhymes Comes To Cipha Sounds' Defense, "We're Humans & We Make Mistakes"

December 29, 2010 3:50 PM

A week after New York Hot 97 radio host Cipha Sounds was suspended indefinitely for his on-air, controversial, Haitian AIDS-related joke, SOHH talked to Busta Rhymes to get his reaction on the situation.

Continue reading Busta Rhymes Comes To Cipha Sounds' Defense, "We're Humans & We Make Mistakes".

Willow Smith Whips "Parents Just Don't Understand" Remake Talk [Video]

December 29, 2010 2:20 PM

Roc Nation's Willow Smith may continue to follow her father's career path as speculation brews claiming that the 10- year-old "Whip My Hair" hitmaker might remake one of Will Smith's most notable singles.

Continue reading Willow Smith Whips "Parents Just Don't Understand" Remake Talk [Video].

Jamie Foxx Leads The R&B Pack, Ghostface Kills A Top 50 Debut, David Banner & 9th Wonder Pop The Chart

December 29, 2010 1:50 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Jamie Foxx leads the pack of R&B singers within the Top 10, Ghostface Killah spaces away from Top 50 and David Banner & 9th Wonder arrive onto the chart.

Continue reading Jamie Foxx Leads The R&B Pack, Ghostface Kills A Top 50 Debut, David Banner & 9th Wonder Pop The Chart.

Soulja Boy Producer Points Finger For 13K Sales, "I Don't Think They Pushed That Project Properly"

December 29, 2010 1:10 PM

One of  the producers of Soulja Boy Tell Em's third effort, DeAndre Way, has weighed in on the rapper's unexpected 13,000 first-week sold units, and speculated who is to blame for its poor performance on the sales chart.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Producer Points Finger For 13K Sales, "I Don't Think They Pushed That Project Properly".

Stat Quo Speaks On "Syllables" Leak, "I Had Nothing To Do With It"

December 29, 2010 12:30 PM

Former Shady Records artist Stat Quo has addressed last night's unauthorized release of Eminem, 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Dr. Dre's "Syllables" collaboration and denied leaking it to the public.

Continue reading Stat Quo Speaks On "Syllables" Leak, "I Had Nothing To Do With It".

Redman Sends "Help Wanted" Notice To Jersey MCs, "Me & [Joe Budden] Can't Do It On Our Own" [Video]

December 29, 2010 12:00 PM

Redman recently discussed the state of New Jersey-bred rappers and why he and Joe Budden need more emcees from their home state to step up and grab the microphone.

Continue reading Redman Sends "Help Wanted" Notice To Jersey MCs, "Me & [Joe Budden] Can't Do It On Our Own" [Video].

Young Chris On Dropping The Roc For Love, "I Thought It Would Be A Good Marriage" [Video]

December 29, 2010 11:30 AM

Former Roc-A-Fella artist Young Chris recently reflected on his decision to sign a new record deal with hitmaker Rico Love and his Division 1 Univeral Motown record company.

Continue reading Young Chris On Dropping The Roc For Love, "I Thought It Would Be A Good Marriage" [Video].

Talib Kweli Breaks Silence On Wife Fight Talk

December 29, 2010 11:10 AM

Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli has stepped forward to address the speculation and gossip claiming he got into a physical altercation with his wife, DJ Eque, last week.

Continue reading Talib Kweli Breaks Silence On Wife Fight Talk .

Photo of the Day: Game & Busta Rhymes Hit The Studio

December 29, 2010 12:45 AM

Respect My Conglomerate: Game and Busta Rhymes clock in studio time.

Photo taken from Busta Rhymes' Twitter

Eminem, Jay-Z, 50 Cent & Dr. Dre's "Syllables" Leaks [Audio]

December 28, 2010 11:22 PM

The rumored Eminem, 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Dr. Dre super collaboration "Syllables" has leaked online and features guest appearances from Shady Records affiliates Stat Quo and Cashis.

Continue reading Eminem, Jay-Z, 50 Cent & Dr. Dre's "Syllables" Leaks [Audio].

Drake Hits The Big Apple For "Thank Me Later" Follow-Up, "Lil Wayne Was In There, Too"

December 28, 2010 10:30 PM

Young Money's Drake is reportedly seeking some inspiration from the Big Apple as he puts together the follow-up to his platinum-selling Thank Me Later debut album.

Continue reading Drake Hits The Big Apple For "Thank Me Later" Follow-Up, "Lil Wayne Was In There, Too".

"He Might Be Wack Now But He Was The Sh*t To Us"

December 28, 2010 6:10 PM

Producer Nottz weighed in on the repeating cycles in hip-hop, specifically focusing on how artists such as Soulja Boy Tell Em posses similar rap characteristics of 1990's icons like Kid N Play and Vanilla Ice.

Continue reading "He Might Be Wack Now But He Was The Sh*t To Us".

Alicia Keys Goes "Speechless" Over Baby [Audio]

December 28, 2010 5:40 PM

Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys has expressed her love and admiration for her first baby by penning a dedication to him entitled "Speechless".

Continue reading Alicia Keys Goes "Speechless" Over Baby [Audio].

Jim Jones Promises Reunion LP Will Definitely Dip Into Stores

December 28, 2010 5:20 PM

Diplomat Jim Jones has reassured fans in fear of a shelved Dipset LP by promising his crew is still in the process of crafting the reunion project together.

Continue reading Jim Jones Promises Reunion LP Will Definitely Dip Into Stores .

"I Know Cipha Sounds Isn't Racist, But That Joke Was Really F*cked Up"

December 28, 2010 2:30 PM

[After the recent suspension of Hot 97 radio host Cipha Sounds over a controversial Haitian/AIDS joke, DJ Whoo Kid discusses the remark's impact on his family.]

Continue reading "I Know Cipha Sounds Isn't Racist, But That Joke Was Really F*cked Up".

Lil Wayne Caught Giving Christmas Cheer To Love Interest Over Holidays

December 28, 2010 1:35 PM

Young Money leader Lil Wayne was spotted over the Christmas holiday getting jolly with a rumored new lady.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Caught Giving Christmas Cheer To Love Interest Over Holidays.

Sheek Louch On Past Beanie Sigel Beef, "He's Been My Man For A Long Time"

December 28, 2010 1:00 PM

The LOX's Sheek Louch recently spoke with SOHH to discuss what artists are on his radar and why his past feud with ex-Roc-A-Fella rapper Beanie Sigel is old news.

Continue reading Sheek Louch On Past Beanie Sigel Beef, "He's Been My Man For A Long Time".

Nicki Minaj Describes Her Ideal "Behind Closed Doors" Boy Toy

December 28, 2010 12:30 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj discusses romance and what she looks for from a man in the upcoming issue of KING Magazine.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Describes Her Ideal "Behind Closed Doors" Boy Toy.

Foxy Brown Explains Why She Didn't "Massacre" Lil Kim

December 28, 2010 12:00 PM

 Foxy Brown has come forward to explain the delay behind her much anticipated "Christmas Massacre" Lil Kim diss record, which was slated to premiere over the weekend.

Continue reading Foxy Brown Explains Why She Didn't "Massacre" Lil Kim .

Beyonce Banks $87 Milli In 2010, Earns Spot On Hollywood's 20 Highest Earners List

December 28, 2010 11:30 AM

Grammy-winning superstar Beyonce Knowles has dominated her competition once again, as she is currently the highest-ranking singer on Forbes' Hollywood's 20 Highest Earners of 2010 list.

Continue reading Beyonce Banks $87 Milli In 2010, Earns Spot On Hollywood's 20 Highest Earners List.

Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Eminem, Dr. Dre Super Collabo In Works, "Gotta Start The Year Off Right"

December 28, 2010 9:55 AM

Rap stars Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Eminem and Dr. Dre are reportedly set to debut a new super collaboration entitled "Syllables" heading into 2011.

Continue reading Jay-Z, 50 Cent, Eminem, Dr. Dre Super Collabo In Works, "Gotta Start The Year Off Right".

DMX Barks His Way Into Mental-Health Facility, Visitors Restricted

December 28, 2010 8:58 AM

Incarcerated rapper DMX was reportedly moved into a mental-health facility within an Arizona State Prison Complex and will not be able to see visitors for a month.

Continue reading DMX Barks His Way Into Mental-Health Facility, Visitors Restricted.

50 Cent Cakes Up W/ Blizzard Scheme, "I'll Make A Grand Moving Snow Today"

December 28, 2010 7:20 AM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent decided to take up a new business venture in light of yesterday's winter storm aftermath along the East Coast by offering his local neighbors shoveling service.

Continue reading 50 Cent Cakes Up W/ Blizzard Scheme, "I'll Make A Grand Moving Snow Today".

Photo of the Day: Talib Kweli Enjoys The Winter Snow

December 28, 2010 12:28 AM

The Snowman: Talib Kweli enjoys the outdoors during a winter storm.

Photo taken from DJ Eque's Twitter

Flavor Flav Plans To Hype It Up In A Tell-All Memoir

December 27, 2010 6:45 PM

Public Enemy's Flavor Flav is reportedly preparing to release his very own memoir next spring, becoming the latest of rappers to tell their life stories on paper.

Continue reading Flavor Flav Plans To Hype It Up In A Tell-All Memoir.

Turk Reacts To Magnolia Shorty's Death Behind Bars, "Y'all Gotta Just Stop" [Audio]

December 27, 2010 6:45 PM

Jailed Hot Boys member Turk has shed light on the recent fatal shooting of his ex-Cash Money Records labelmate Magnolia Shorty and called for an end to violence in his hometown of New Orleans.

Continue reading Turk Reacts To Magnolia Shorty's Death Behind Bars, "Y'all Gotta Just Stop" [Audio].

Talib Kweli's Wife Talks Club Fight Rumors, "I Didn't Attack Him [For] Flirting"

December 27, 2010 6:35 PM

Talib Kweli's wife, DJ Eque, has spoken out against rumors claiming she resorted to assaulting her rapper husband after he was caught flirting with women at his recent New York City listening party.

Continue reading Talib Kweli's Wife Talks Club Fight Rumors, "I Didn't Attack Him [For] Flirting".

IRS Chases Trick Daddy For $157K Debt

December 27, 2010 6:25 PM

Southern rapper Trick Daddy's tax records have landed online and exposes the "Thug Holiday" hitmaker indebted to the government for $157,000.

Continue reading IRS Chases Trick Daddy For $157K Debt.

Joe Budden Keeps The Film Rolling, "Whenever These N*ggas Stop Acting Scared, I'll [Turn] The Camera On"

December 27, 2010 3:50 PM

As we stand just days before entering a new year, SOHH recently spoke with Joe Budden to find out if his infamous Joe Budden TV webcam series would make its way into 2011.

Continue reading Joe Budden Keeps The Film Rolling, "Whenever These N*ggas Stop Acting Scared, I'll [Turn] The Camera On".

"Rick Ross Do It Big, Diddy Do It Big [&] I'm Trying To Get There" [Video]

December 27, 2010 2:55 PM

Triple C's Gunplay recently detailed his lavish escapades with rap stars such as Rick Ross and Diddy, but made a point to remind fans that his newfound fame hasn't gone to his head.

Continue reading "Rick Ross Do It Big, Diddy Do It Big [&] I'm Trying To Get There" [Video].

Pusha T Declares His Fave 2010 LP, "That Was The Risk-Taking Album Of The Year"

December 27, 2010 1:25 PM

Just days away from 2011, The Clipse's Pusha T has named his favorite album that was released this year.

Continue reading Pusha T Declares His Fave 2010 LP, "That Was The Risk-Taking Album Of The Year".

Talib Kweli & Wife Knuckle Up, "She Went At Him & They Were Almost Wrestling Before..."

December 27, 2010 12:55 PM

Brooklyn emcee Talib Kweli reportedly got into a physical altercation with his wife, DJ Eque, during his New York City album listening party last week, which resulted in the Kweli's removal from the premises.

Continue reading Talib Kweli & Wife Knuckle Up, "She Went At Him & They Were Almost Wrestling Before...".

G. Dep's Murder Victim Brother Speaks Out, "He Should Have Shut Up"

December 27, 2010 12:30 PM

The stepbrother of incarcerated rapper G. Dep's 1993 murder victim has spoken out on the shooting and gave his opinion on the ex-Bad Boy artist's confession.

Continue reading G. Dep's Murder Victim Brother Speaks Out, "He Should Have Shut Up".

"I Think ['Detox'] Is Going To Be Great For The West Coast"

December 27, 2010 12:05 PM

West Coast rapper Jay Rock has weighed in on the importance of the the long-awaited release of Dr. Dre's Detox album, emphasizing the impact it will have on their region.

Continue reading "I Think ['Detox'] Is Going To Be Great For The West Coast".

Comedian Lil Duval Stirs Controversy W/ Teena Marie Comment, "Hey Are You Dead?"

December 27, 2010 11:45 AM

Urban comedian Lil Duval has upset fans of recently deceased R&B singer Teena Marie by sarcastically questioning her passing over the weekend.

Continue reading Comedian Lil Duval Stirs Controversy W/ Teena Marie Comment, "Hey Are You Dead?".

Saigon Makes Last-Minute "Story" Revisions, Adds Bun B, Black Thought & More

December 27, 2010 11:10 AM

After Saigon's Greatest Story Never Told tracklist recently leaked online, SOHH hit up the "Yard Father" to get the scoop on the legitimacy of the 16-track rundown.

Continue reading Saigon Makes Last-Minute "Story" Revisions, Adds Bun B, Black Thought & More.

R&B Veteran Teena Marie Passes Away At 54

December 27, 2010 12:34 AM

R&B veteran Teena Marie has reportedly passed away at the age of 54 after providing fans with over 30 years of music dating back to the late 1970's.

Continue reading R&B Veteran Teena Marie Passes Away At 54.

Photo of the Day: Alchemist Flies High

December 27, 2010 12:15 AM

We Fly High: Producer Alchemist kicks back while flying in the sky.

Photo taken from Alchemist's Twitter

Diddy Promises To Cool Off Bathtub Model's Hot Head

December 26, 2010 6:27 PM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has reportedly decided to show his support for the model whose hair caught on fire while posing in a bathtub at the rap mogul's Last Train to Party album release party this month.

Continue reading Diddy Promises To Cool Off Bathtub Model's Hot Head.

Bow Wow & Game Ride For Their Squads, "Tell LeBron To Pull His Hairline Down"

December 26, 2010 1:25 PM

West Coast rapper Game and Bow Wow have vouched for their favorite basketball teams through a slew of taunts on Twitter.

Continue reading Bow Wow & Game Ride For Their Squads, "Tell LeBron To Pull His Hairline Down".

Lil Mama Angers Fans At NYC Show, Booed On-Stage [Video]

December 26, 2010 12:28 PM

New York rapper Lil Mama upset fans at a concert held recently in her hometown, which resulted in getting booed on-stage during her performance.

Continue reading Lil Mama Angers Fans At NYC Show, Booed On-Stage [Video].

Jay-Z Throws Up $350,000 On Beyonce

December 26, 2010 11:44 AM

Rap mogul Jay-Z reportedly spent around $350,000 on his wife, R&B superstar Beyonce Knowles for this year's holiday season.

Continue reading Jay-Z Throws Up $350,000 On Beyonce.

Mr. Cheeks Explains 50 Cent Beef, "It's No Hammer Coming After Jay-Z" [Video]

December 26, 2010 10:31 AM

New York rapper Mr. Cheeks has opened up about his past beef with 50 Cent and downplayed the severity behind their brief war of words in the early 2000's.

Continue reading Mr. Cheeks Explains 50 Cent Beef, "It's No Hammer Coming After Jay-Z" [Video].

Photo of the Day: Amber Rose's Chain Hangs Low

December 26, 2010 12:05 AM

My Chain Hang Low: Model Amber Rose shows off her jewelry to the world.

Photo taken from Amber Rose's Twitter

Game Robbed Of $75,000 In California, "It's On, You Thieving Motherf*ckers!"

December 25, 2010 8:40 PM

West Coast rapper Game was reportedly jacked for $75,000 while holiday shopping this week in California.

Continue reading Game Robbed Of $75,000 In California, "It's On, You Thieving Motherf*ckers!".

"This New Neptunes Record We're Working On Right Now Is Vicious"

December 25, 2010 8:07 PM

The Neptunes' Pharrell Williams has announced plans to put together a new collaboration project alongside co-producer Chad Hugo heading into 2011.

Continue reading "This New Neptunes Record We're Working On Right Now Is Vicious".

Lloyd Banks On G-Unit's Run, "People Wore Bulletproof Vests After We Came" [Video]

December 25, 2010 11:51 AM

New York rapper Lloyd Banks recently reflected on the impact his G-Unit brand has had on urban culture and its place in hip-hop history.

Continue reading Lloyd Banks On G-Unit's Run, "People Wore Bulletproof Vests After We Came" [Video].

Photo of the Day: SOHH's Favorite Baby Mamas

December 25, 2010 12:45 AM

Spend some time with SOHH today as we bid adieu to 2010 by reflecting on some of the most eye-catching hip-hop and R&B baby mamas from over the past 12 months.

Paul Wall, Saigon, Bangladesh & More Name Their Top 3 X-Mas Wishes

December 25, 2010 12:05 AM

In light of the Christmas weekend, SOHH talked to Paul Wall, Saigon, Bangladesh and more artists to find out what three wishes they most want from Santa Claus.

Continue reading Paul Wall, Saigon, Bangladesh & More Name Their Top 3 X-Mas Wishes.

SOHH's Best Of 2010: Favorite Baby Mamas

December 25, 2010 12:05 AM

[As we prepare to say goodbye to 2010, SOHH highlights this year's most eye-catching hip-hop and R&B Moms.]

Continue reading SOHH's Best Of 2010: Favorite Baby Mamas.

Keri Hilson Jabs Ciara Over Low Album Sales, "I Would Like To [Sell] Higher Than 35,000"

December 24, 2010 9:46 PM

R&B singer Keri Hilson recently took a jab at Ciara for her new album, Basic Instinct, selling just over 35,000 records in its first-week on store shelves.

Continue reading Keri Hilson Jabs Ciara Over Low Album Sales, "I Would Like To [Sell] Higher Than 35,000".

J. Cole Becomes Speechless W/ Nas Encounter, "I Tried To Bow Down In His Presence" [Video]

December 24, 2010 9:29 PM

Roc Nation's J. Cole has opened up about his admiration for rap veteran Nas and revealed a recent encounter with the Queens, New York hip-hop legend.

Continue reading J. Cole Becomes Speechless W/ Nas Encounter, "I Tried To Bow Down In His Presence" [Video].

Jay-Z Banks A Milli For New Year's Eve Gig

December 24, 2010 3:17 PM

New York rap mogul Jay-Z will reportedly bank $1 million for a scheduled Las Vegas appearance set to take place on New Years Eve next week.

Continue reading Jay-Z Banks A Milli For New Year's Eve Gig.

"T-Pain Stole My Producer"

December 24, 2010 2:40 PM

Midwest rap veteran Tech N9ne recently discussed his newfound public praise from artists like Lil Wayne and how T-Pain took his producer from under his arms.

Continue reading "T-Pain Stole My Producer".

Talib Kweli Reveals Warner Bros. Promo Frustrations, "I Don't Think The Record Company Did A Good Job"

December 24, 2010 2:21 PM

New York rapper Talib Kweli has revealed his frustrations toward Warner Bros. Records for what he believes was lackluster efforts to promote 2010's Revolutions Per Minute (RPM).

Continue reading Talib Kweli Reveals Warner Bros. Promo Frustrations, "I Don't Think The Record Company Did A Good Job".

Amber Rose Played Nicki Minaj & Kanye West Matchmaker, "I Was Great Friends W/ [Her] When They Were Dating"

December 24, 2010 1:30 PM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj recently opened up about her admiration toward Kanye West and how his ex-girlfriend/model Amber Rose played matchmaker for them.

Continue reading Amber Rose Played Nicki Minaj & Kanye West Matchmaker, "I Was Great Friends W/ [Her] When They Were Dating".

Diddy's Last Laugh To The Bank, G. Dep Can't Harlem Shake 25 To Life, Waka Flocka Flame's Spot Gets Cemented

December 24, 2010 12:05 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we applaud Diddy for having the last laugh on our a**es, notice G. Dep is shaking his head, not Harlem, these days, acknowledge Waka Flocka Flame's "Doggy of the Week" hand clap and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Diddy's Last Laugh To The Bank, G. Dep Can't Harlem Shake 25 To Life, Waka Flocka Flame's Spot Gets Cemented.

5 Reasons Why You Should Cop "The Gift": "It's Giving The Realness & Dropping Jewels For The Youngsters"

December 24, 2010 8:50 AM

[With today's release of The Gift: The Mixtape Album, Reek Da Villain gives you 5 reasons to check out his latest offering.]

Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Cop "The Gift": "It's Giving The Realness & Dropping Jewels For The Youngsters".

Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot" Jumps Onto The Charts

December 24, 2010 8:09 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's new "6 Foot, 7 Foot" Tha Carter IV single has hopped off airwaves and already taken a step onto Billboard's Hot 100 list just weeks after its debut.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's "6 Foot 7 Foot" Jumps Onto The Charts.

"I Don't Think Anyone At Dipset Jokes So Much"

December 24, 2010 7:59 AM

Diplomat Jim Jones recently discussed his crew's past tensions toward Kanye West and why their "Runaway" freestyle diss was not just for kicks and giggles.

Continue reading "I Don't Think Anyone At Dipset Jokes So Much".

Young Chris Ends Silence On Seizure, Collapsing At NYC Concert

December 24, 2010 7:43 AM

Rapper Young Chris has broken his silence on collapsing at a New York City concert this week after reportedly suffering a seizure during a performance.

Continue reading Young Chris Ends Silence On Seizure, Collapsing At NYC Concert.

SOHH's Best Of 2010: Favorite "STFU" Moments

December 24, 2010 12:45 AM

[As we prepare to say goodbye to 2010, SOHH highlights this year's most viewed "Shut The F*ck Up" (STFU) moments which had us wishing there was a "Wrap It Up" emergency button.]

Continue reading SOHH's Best Of 2010: Favorite "STFU" Moments.

Photo of the Day: SOHH's Favorite "STFU" Moments

December 24, 2010 12:25 AM

Spend some time with SOHH today as we bid adieu to 2010 by reflecting on some of the most talked about "STFU" moments over the past 12 months.

Lil Kim Hops Back On 50 Cent's Magic Stick, "That's My Baby"

December 23, 2010 11:45 PM

New York rapper Lil Kim has revealed her recent reunion with 50 Cent and said the two have plans to collaboration on an upcoming solo album.

Continue reading Lil Kim Hops Back On 50 Cent's Magic Stick, "That's My Baby".

Prodigy Puts His Pen Game Up, Inks Life Story

December 23, 2010 9:40 PM

Incarcerated rapper Prodigy has reportedly inked a publishing deal with Simon & Schuster to release an autobiography in spring 2011.

Continue reading Prodigy Puts His Pen Game Up, Inks Life Story.

Nicki Minaj On Taking Rap Chokehold, "A Part Of Me Expected It"

December 23, 2010 5:50 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has shared her sentiments on her rap game achievements and acknowledged her place as one of the most successful female hip-hop artists.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj On Taking Rap Chokehold, "A Part Of Me Expected It".

DMX's Ex-Wife Barks Conspiracy Theory, "They Set Him Up" [Video]

December 23, 2010 5:20 PM

DMX's ex-wife Tashera Simmons claims the recently convicted rap star was conspired against by Phoenix, AZ authorities when busted for probation violation charge last month.

Continue reading DMX's Ex-Wife Barks Conspiracy Theory, "They Set Him Up" [Video].

Lil Kim Addresses Leaked Boobie Pop Out Photos

December 23, 2010 5:05 PM

New York rapper Lil Kim has addressed the leaked nude photographs of herself that hit the Internet, and revealed if the flicks were outdated or snapped recently.

Continue reading Lil Kim Addresses Leaked Boobie Pop Out Photos.

SOHH's Best of 2010: Favorite Kat (Stacks) Fights!

December 23, 2010 4:40 PM

[As we prepare to say goodbye to 2010, SOHH highlights this year's most infamous Kat Stacks fiascoes that made everyone on the Internet either laugh out loud (LOL) or shake their head (SMH).]

Continue reading SOHH's Best of 2010: Favorite Kat (Stacks) Fights!.

Jay Electronica Hurt Me, Says Diddy [Audio]

December 23, 2010 4:30 PM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has voiced his grievances over losing an opportunity to sign Jay Electronica to his label and the anguish he felt knowing his friend chose to align with Jay-Z's Roc Nation last month.

Continue reading Jay Electronica Hurt Me, Says Diddy [Audio].

Jamie Foxx, Keyshia Cole & Keri Hilson's 1st Week Sales Projections Will Storm The Chart

December 23, 2010 4:10 PM

R&B singers Jamie Foxx, Keyshia Cole and Keri Hilson are all set to invade the sales chart next week with projections averaging to at least 100,000 copies or more sold.

Continue reading Jamie Foxx, Keyshia Cole & Keri Hilson's 1st Week Sales Projections Will Storm The Chart.

Diamond Speaks Out On Home Foreclosure Rumors

December 23, 2010 12:35 PM

Former Crime Mob member Diamond has stepped forward to address the gossip speculating that her Atlanta residence went into foreclosure.

Continue reading Diamond Speaks Out On Home Foreclosure Rumors.

Diddy & Dirty Money Silence Haters W/ "Last Train" 100K Sales, "Y'all Heard The Album & It's Hot" [Video]

December 23, 2010 9:17 AM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy and Dirty Money have shared their reaction to Last Train to Paris out-performing its speculated 65,000 sales projections, moving over 100,000 copies in its first-week.

Continue reading Diddy & Dirty Money Silence Haters W/ "Last Train" 100K Sales, "Y'all Heard The Album & It's Hot" [Video].

Hot 97's Cipha Sounds Addresses Suspension, "I Didn't Know My Words Were This Powerful"

December 23, 2010 9:10 AM

New York's Hot 97 radio station personality Cipha Sounds has responded to being suspended for making a harmful comment toward Haitian women in connection to HIV.

Continue reading Hot 97's Cipha Sounds Addresses Suspension, "I Didn't Know My Words Were This Powerful".

50 Cent Mansion Burglar Charged W/ Attempted Murder

December 23, 2010 9:00 AM

One of two men arrested for breaking into rap star 50 Cent's Connecticut mansion this week has been hit with an attempted murder charge.

Continue reading 50 Cent Mansion Burglar Charged W/ Attempted Murder.

Young Chris Collapses During NYC Show, Rushed To Hospital

December 23, 2010 8:40 AM

Former Roc-A-Fella artist Young Chris was reportedly rushed to a hospital last night (December 22) after collapsing at a New York City concert.

Continue reading Young Chris Collapses During NYC Show, Rushed To Hospital.

Photo of the Day: SOHH's Favorite Kat (Stacks) Fights!

December 23, 2010 12:05 AM

Raowr! Spend some time with SOHH today as we bid adieu to 2010 by reliving Internet sensation Kat Stacks' most publicized fights and Twitter disputes.

Big Boi Calls George W. Bush A Liar, "Everybody Knows That's Some Bullsh*t" [Video]

December 22, 2010 11:10 PM

OutKast's Big Boi has weighed in on the debate over former United States President George W. Bush's efforts to address 2005's massive Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans.

Continue reading Big Boi Calls George W. Bush A Liar, "Everybody Knows That's Some Bullsh*t" [Video].

Pusha T Cheerleads Team Kanye, "There's So Many Colors [In] The G.O.O.D. Music Diamond"

December 22, 2010 10:55 PM

With Pusha T continuing to make a name for himself as one of Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music artists, SOHH recently talked to the Clipse member to see if he feels pressured to bring his "A" game.

Continue reading Pusha T Cheerleads Team Kanye, "There's So Many Colors [In] The G.O.O.D. Music Diamond".

Jay-Z's LeBron James "Empire" Shout-Out Causes Problems

December 22, 2010 10:19 PM

Rap mogul Jay-Z's "Empire State of Mind" lyrics are noticeably altered around the Cleveland, Ohio area after one radio station has decided to edit his hometown star LeBron James' name out of the anthem.

Continue reading Jay-Z's LeBron James "Empire" Shout-Out Causes Problems.

Diddy Breaks Silence On G-Dep's Murder, "He's The Type Of Guy Who Wouldn't Hurt A Fly" [Audio]

December 22, 2010 6:26 PM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has shared his reaction to former artist Trevell "G. Dep" Coleman confessing to a murder dating back to the early 1990's and what impact drugs had on his life.

Continue reading Diddy Breaks Silence On G-Dep's Murder, "He's The Type Of Guy Who Wouldn't Hurt A Fly" [Audio].

"Producers Are Being Looked At Just As Much As Artists"

December 22, 2010 5:45 PM

[With today marking the season finale of deejay competition series "Master of the Mix," host Just Blaze reflects on his experience in front of the camera.]

Continue reading "Producers Are Being Looked At Just As Much As Artists".

Swizz Beatz On Moving Past Mashonda, "All Bets Are Off The Table With Bullsh*t"

December 22, 2010 4:45 PM

Producer Swizz Beatz opens up about moving beyond his previous failed marriage to R&B singer Mashonda and being cautious about his public image in the December/January XXL Magazine.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz On Moving Past Mashonda, "All Bets Are Off The Table With Bullsh*t".

50 Cent Wants A New Best Friend, "This Is Not Easy"

December 22, 2010 4:25 PM

G-Unit rapper 50 Cent has opened up about his desire for love, and said he envisions himself having another child with the ideal woman in the future.

Continue reading 50 Cent Wants A New Best Friend, "This Is Not Easy" .

Redman Blacks Out Lil Kim/Nicki Minaj Beef, "She's Letting These B*tches Know Who She Is" [Video]

December 22, 2010 3:15 PM

Hip-hop veteran Redman has become the latest artist to weigh in on the recent war of words between the Queen Bee Lil Kim and Young Money star Nicki Minaj.

Continue reading Redman Blacks Out Lil Kim/Nicki Minaj Beef, "She's Letting These B*tches Know Who She Is" [Video].

"We're Two Of The Livest N*ggas In The Game Right Now" [Video]

December 22, 2010 2:05 PM

Triple C's Gunplay recently discussed his upcoming Valkrie mixtape and expressed why he feels Waka Flocka Flame is one of hip-hop's most crunkest artists.

Continue reading "We're Two Of The Livest N*ggas In The Game Right Now" [Video].

SOHH's Best of 2010: Favorite Fake-Outs

December 22, 2010 1:00 PM

[As we prepare to say goodbye to 2010, SOHH highlights the most outrageous scandals that took place in hip-hop this year, and had everyone glued to their monitors in shock.]

Continue reading SOHH's Best of 2010: Favorite Fake-Outs .

Michael Jackson Resurrected In Top 3, R. Kelly Finds Love At No. 6, Diddy-Dirty Money Roll Onto The Chart

December 22, 2010 12:45 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Michael Jackson lives again at No. 3, R. Kelly finds a home at No. 6 and Diddy-Dirty Money make a stop on the chart.

Continue reading Michael Jackson Resurrected In Top 3, R. Kelly Finds Love At No. 6, Diddy-Dirty Money Roll Onto The Chart.

Nas Fanatics Petition Def Jam Over "Lost Tapes 2" Release, "Give The People What They Want"

December 22, 2010 12:05 PM

Nas' fans have supported the Queens rap vet's frustrations with Def Jam and issued an online petition requesting the label to release his delayed Lost Tapes 2 album.

Continue reading Nas Fanatics Petition Def Jam Over "Lost Tapes 2" Release, "Give The People What They Want".

Keyshia Cole Admits Nicki Minaj Single Risked Her Career, "The Label Didn't Really Want To Drop [It]"

December 22, 2010 11:50 AM

R&B singer Keyshia Cole recently talked about her "I Ain't Thru" Nicki Minaj collaboration and why Interscope Records wished she hadn't released the track.

Continue reading Keyshia Cole Admits Nicki Minaj Single Risked Her Career, "The Label Didn't Really Want To Drop [It]".

G. Dep Faces Special Delivery In Court

December 22, 2010 11:15 AM

Former Bad Boy Records artist Trevell "G. Dep" Coleman has reportedly been indicted for his role in a murder dating back to the early 1990's.

Continue reading G. Dep Faces Special Delivery In Court.

Nipsey Hussle Stands By "F*ck Detox" Remarks, "I'm Out Here In These Streets"

December 22, 2010 11:05 AM

West Coast freshman rapper Nipsey Hussle has clarified his "F*ck Detox" remark on his new The Marathon single, "Mr. Untouchable", and whether or not he has beef with Dr. Dre.

Continue reading Nipsey Hussle Stands By "F*ck Detox" Remarks, "I'm Out Here In These Streets".

Photo of the Day: SOHH's Favorite Fake-Outs

December 22, 2010 12:05 AM

Spend some time with SOHH today as we bid adieu to 2010 by looking back at the most talked about scandals of the past year.

50 Cent's G-Note Records Is Real Deal, Says Hot Rod

December 21, 2010 11:40 PM

G-Unit affiliate Hot Rod has confirmed recent speculation and gossip suggesting 50 Cent has launched a new record label called G-Note Records.

Continue reading 50 Cent's G-Note Records Is Real Deal, Says Hot Rod.

Jay-Z's Got No Chance Of Inking Dead Prez, "We're Not Signing To Roc Nation"

December 21, 2010 11:05 PM

While Jay-Z continues to build his Roc Nation empire with recent additions of Jay Electronica and 10 year-old "Whip Your Hair" hitmaker Willow Smith, rap veterans dead prez are not hopping on board.

Continue reading Jay-Z's Got No Chance Of Inking Dead Prez, "We're Not Signing To Roc Nation".

Paul Wall Reveals Massive Weight Loss, "I Was Morbidly Obese, 120 Pounds Overweight"

December 21, 2010 7:10 PM

Southern rapper Paul Wall has revealed taking part in massive weight loss surgery and the aftermath of losing more than 100 pounds.

Continue reading Paul Wall Reveals Massive Weight Loss, "I Was Morbidly Obese, 120 Pounds Overweight".

Chris Brown Fist Pumps Passing Domestic Violence Class

December 21, 2010 6:00 PM

R&B singer Chris Brown has hit a positive mark on his path to redemption by completing a court-ordered domestic violence course.

Continue reading Chris Brown Fist Pumps Passing Domestic Violence Class.

50 Cent's $9.9 Mil Mansion Infiltrated

December 21, 2010 5:25 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent's $9.9 million Connecticut mansion was reportedly broken into this morning (December 21) by two robbers.

Continue reading 50 Cent's $9.9 Mil Mansion Infiltrated .

"Can't Nobody Top What [Lil Wayne & Cory Gunz] Did On 6'7"

December 21, 2010 4:30 PM

With the recent release of Lil Wayne and Cory Gunz's "6'7" single, SOHH reached out to Young Money's Short Dawg to get his reaction to his crew's anthem.

Continue reading "Can't Nobody Top What [Lil Wayne & Cory Gunz] Did On 6'7".

Ghostface Killah, "Apollo Kids"

December 21, 2010 2:20 PM

The "Wally Champ" is back. Ghostface Killah closes out the year with the release of his ninth solo album Apollo Kids landing in stores today. 

Continue reading Ghostface Killah, "Apollo Kids" .

Dipset Explains How To Get Signed To Their Brand

December 21, 2010 1:40 PM

With the United States economy still recovering from a recession, SOHH recently chopped it up with Dipset A&R Duke Da God to find out if he is offering opportunities to up-and-coming artists.

Continue reading Dipset Explains How To Get Signed To Their Brand.

Lil Wayne Wheels & Deals Surprise For Fan [Video]

December 21, 2010 1:10 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has gotten into the holiday spirit by treating one lucky fan's mother to an $11,000 motorized wheelchair.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Wheels & Deals Surprise For Fan [Video].

Rick Ross, Kanye West & Drake Take "Album Of The Year" Honors

December 21, 2010 12:30 PM

Rappers Rick Ross, Kanye West and Drake have all earned spots on the New York Times "Top 10 Albums of 2010" list.

Continue reading Rick Ross, Kanye West & Drake Take "Album Of The Year" Honors.

Diddy Wants To Handle Chelsea, "I Will Pull Out My Schlong Right Now!" [Video]

December 21, 2010 12:10 PM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy may be making a move at 50 Cent's rumored girlfriend/late night television host Chelsea Handler after appearing on her show last night.

Continue reading Diddy Wants To Handle Chelsea, "I Will Pull Out My Schlong Right Now!" [Video].

Ja Rule's Final Words...It's Murda? [Contest Prize]

December 21, 2010 11:55 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 rock that Cap Diss crown and even win a goodie. Who's got next?

Continue reading Ja Rule's Final Words...It's Murda? [Contest Prize].

Ex-Cash Money Records Rapper Fatally Shot In New Orleans

December 21, 2010 11:30 AM

Former Cash Money Records artist Renetta "Magnolia Shorty" Lowe was fatally shot yesterday (December 20) afternoon in her New Orleans hometown.

Continue reading Ex-Cash Money Records Rapper Fatally Shot In New Orleans.

Photo of the Day: Weed Plates

December 21, 2010 12:05 AM

Spend some time with SOHH today as we bid adieu to 2010 by looking back at the most horrible album covers to come out this year.

SOHH's Best Of 2010: Favorite Weed Plates

December 21, 2010 12:00 AM

[As we prepare to say goodbye to 2010, SOHH highlights this year's most horrible album covers-- the ones that were so hideous, you wanted to burn holes through it with your Dutchmaster!]

Continue reading SOHH's Best Of 2010: Favorite Weed Plates.

Drake Reflects On Making The Internet Go Nuts, "It Was All A First"

December 20, 2010 9:40 PM

Young Money's Drake has reflected on his career and how the power of an online format eventually landed him number one his, a platinum-selling album and Grammy nominations.

Continue reading Drake Reflects On Making The Internet Go Nuts, "It Was All A First".

Ne-Yo Wants That Old Mike Back, Boycotts "Michael" [Video]

December 20, 2010 9:00 PM

R&B singer Ne-Yo has publicly opened up about his disapproval of the new posthumous Michael Jackson album, Michael, and why he will not support the late pop star's project.

Continue reading Ne-Yo Wants That Old Mike Back, Boycotts "Michael" [Video].

Lil Wayne Embraces Rap Return, "I Can't Describe What It Felt Like Being Back"

December 20, 2010 6:10 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has penned a blog posting discussing his "Saturday Night Live" performances from this past weekend and being back on top of his game.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Embraces Rap Return, "I Can't Describe What It Felt Like Being Back".

Amber Rose Gets Kicked To The Curb

December 20, 2010 4:30 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West ex-girlfriend Amber Rose has been released from her contract with Ford Models.

Continue reading Amber Rose Gets Kicked To The Curb.

Timbaland To Give It Up In 2011, "Take That, Take That Record" [Video]

December 20, 2010 3:30 PM

Producer Timbaland has kept his promise to release new music on a weekly basis by announcing the launch of his "Timbaland Thursdays".

Continue reading Timbaland To Give It Up In 2011, "Take That, Take That Record" [Video].

Diddy's "Last Train" Party Host On Bathtub Fire, "That Might Have Been The Funniest Thing I've Ever Witnessed"

December 20, 2010 2:00 PM

Rap mogul Diddy's Last Train to Paris album release party host Kevin Hart has detailed his reaction to witnessing a model's hair catch fire just inches away from him last week.

Continue reading Diddy's "Last Train" Party Host On Bathtub Fire, "That Might Have Been The Funniest Thing I've Ever Witnessed".

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy "Politics As Usual": "At 19, I Was Rapping About Diamonds On My Boogers"

December 20, 2010 1:40 PM

[With the new release of Politics As Usual, Paul Wall grills out his Top 5 reasons you should support the people's champ.]

Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Buy "Politics As Usual": "At 19, I Was Rapping About Diamonds On My Boogers".

Foxy Brown Puts Lil Kim On Her Christmas "Massacre" List

December 20, 2010 11:55 AM

New York rapper Foxy Brown is reportedly preparing to release a new diss record called "Christmas Massacre" targeted at rap rival Lil Kim.

Continue reading Foxy Brown Puts Lil Kim On Her Christmas "Massacre" List.

"I Like To Have Sex Too But..."

December 20, 2010 11:45 AM

After the release of Keri Hilson's controversial "The Way You Love Me" music video, SOHH hit up hip-hop personality Amanda Diva for her take on the sexually explicit visual.

Continue reading "I Like To Have Sex Too But...".

Kanye West Turns On Keri Hilson, "I Love [Him] To Death"

December 20, 2010 11:40 AM

R&B singer Keri Hilson recently opened up about her admiration for Kanye West and why the Grammy-winning artist gets underrated by critics.

Continue reading Kanye West Turns On Keri Hilson, "I Love [Him] To Death".

Nicki Minaj Calls Out Security Employees, "Remember 9/11?"

December 20, 2010 11:15 AM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj has issued a message to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) employees, calling their on-duty habits into question.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Calls Out Security Employees, "Remember 9/11?".

SOHH's Best Of 2010: Favorite Legal L's

December 20, 2010 12:10 AM

[As we prepare to say goodbye to 2010, SOHH looks back at the crazy celeb legal  situations that left us angry, laughing and often confused.]

Continue reading SOHH's Best Of 2010: Favorite Legal L's.

Photo of the Day: Legal L's

December 20, 2010 12:05 AM

Spend some time with SOHH today as we bid adieu to 2010 by looking back at the most funny, upsetting and confusing legal cases of the year.

G. Dep Explains Murder Confession, "I'm Not Going Home After This"

December 19, 2010 3:43 PM

Former Bad Boy Records artist Trevell "G. Dep" Coleman has explained his decision to confess to a murder dating back to the 1990's and facing life behind bars.

Continue reading G. Dep Explains Murder Confession, "I'm Not Going Home After This".

Waka Flocka Flame Addresses Home Invasion, "I'm A Rapper, Not A Gang Banger" [Video]

December 19, 2010 11:59 AM

Southern rapper Waka Flocka Flame has addressed this week's speculation surrounding reports that his Georgia residence was invaded by police on a warrant.

Continue reading Waka Flocka Flame Addresses Home Invasion, "I'm A Rapper, Not A Gang Banger" [Video].

Lil Wayne & Eminem Don't Back Down For "Saturday Night Live" Takeover [Video]

December 19, 2010 11:19 AM

Grammy-winning rappers Lil Wayne and Eminem joined forces last night (December 19) and took down the house with multiple performances on "Saturday Night Live."

Continue reading Lil Wayne & Eminem Don't Back Down For "Saturday Night Live" Takeover [Video].

Drake Can't Unscramble L-O-V-E, "Maybe It's Not Meant For Me To Understand"

December 19, 2010 11:02 AM

Grammy-nominated rapper Drake recently talked about the topic of love in his music and his internal struggle to figure out what the joyous feeling truly means.

Continue reading Drake Can't Unscramble L-O-V-E, "Maybe It's Not Meant For Me To Understand".

Photo of the Day: Kevin Hart's Hunger For More

December 19, 2010 12:05 AM

The Hunger For More: Comedian Kevin Hart ponders attacking a late night snack.

Photo taken from Kevin Hart's Twitter

Charles Hamilton Knocks Out Cop, Arrested In Ohio

December 18, 2010 5:20 PM

New York rapper Charles Hamilton was reportedly arrested last week for assaulting a police officer in Ohio.

Continue reading Charles Hamilton Knocks Out Cop, Arrested In Ohio.

G. Dep Confesses To Being A Real Bad Boy, Admits Killing NYC Man

December 18, 2010 4:59 PM

Former Bad Boy Records artist Trevell "G. Dep" Coleman has reportedly stepped forward and confessed to fatally shooting a man over 17 years ago in New York City.

Continue reading G. Dep Confesses To Being A Real Bad Boy, Admits Killing NYC Man.

"I Wouldn't Say [Lil Wayne's] '6'7' Is Better Than 'A Milli'"

December 18, 2010 12:53 PM

Producer Bangladesh has weighed in on the buzzing talks on whether his new "6'7" Lil Wayne Carter IV single is better than 2008's "A Milli" anthem.

Continue reading "I Wouldn't Say [Lil Wayne's] '6'7' Is Better Than 'A Milli'".

5 Reasons You Should Buy "The Update": "Don't Buy The Album, Tell Your Friends To"

December 18, 2010 12:29 PM

[With the new release of The Update, J.R. of hip-hop duo J.R. & PH7 give the top 5 reasons to cop their latest rap offering.]

Continue reading 5 Reasons You Should Buy "The Update": "Don't Buy The Album, Tell Your Friends To".

Jim Jones On Granting Kanye West Diplomatic Immunity, "It Wasn't Really A Life-Or-Death Situation"

December 18, 2010 12:01 PM

Diplomats' Jim Jones has opened up about getting involved on the G.O.O.D. Music-meets-Dipset "Christmas In Harlem" collaboration and why Kanye West is no longer on Cam'ron's naughty list this holiday season.

Continue reading Jim Jones On Granting Kanye West Diplomatic Immunity, "It Wasn't Really A Life-Or-Death Situation".

Ciara Offers Kim Kardashian A Taste Of Her Goodies

December 18, 2010 11:39 AM

R&B singer Ciara has confirmed recent speculation suggesting reality star Kim Kardashian is trying her hand in the music industry.

Continue reading Ciara Offers Kim Kardashian A Taste Of Her Goodies.

Nelly Warms Up Ashanti Wedding Talks, "You're Dying If You Leave Me" [Video]

December 18, 2010 11:07 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Nelly has warmed up to the idea of putting a ring on long-time girlfriend and R&B singer Ashanti's finger after years of dating.

Continue reading Nelly Warms Up Ashanti Wedding Talks, "You're Dying If You Leave Me" [Video].

Photo of the Day: Game Enjoys Winter Wonderland

December 18, 2010 12:00 AM

Winter Wonderland: West Coast rapper Game holds down the block.

Photo taken from Game's Twitter

Lil Kim Puts Price On Nicki Minaj's Head, "I Would Do A Song With Her [For] $7 Mil" [Audio]

December 17, 2010 10:38 PM

Rap veteran Lil Kim has come forward to discuss her issues with Young Money star Nicki Minaj as of late and how much it would cost for a collaboration.

Continue reading Lil Kim Puts Price On Nicki Minaj's Head, "I Would Do A Song With Her [For] $7 Mil" [Audio].

Diddy's "Hot" Girl Addresses Bathtub Incident

December 17, 2010 10:01 PM

The model who became instantly famous for her hair catching on fire at Diddy's Last Train to Paris party this week has addressed the infamous incident.

Continue reading Diddy's "Hot" Girl Addresses Bathtub Incident.

Ciara Says Don't Believe The Numbers, "You Can Sell A Lot Of Records But Can You Tour?"

December 17, 2010 7:30 PM

R&B singer Ciara has addressed the speculation that album sales dictate an artist's survival within the music industry and what other factors should be considered for longevity.

Continue reading Ciara Says Don't Believe The Numbers, "You Can Sell A Lot Of Records But Can You Tour?".

Waka Flocka Mama Gives "Pink Friday" 2 Thumbs Down

December 17, 2010 6:05 PM

Waka Flocka Flame's mother has shared her opinion on Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday debut album and what her former client should do to evolve as an artist.

Continue reading Waka Flocka Mama Gives "Pink Friday" 2 Thumbs Down.

Game Sees R.E.D. Over Soulja Boy's 13K First-Week Sales

December 17, 2010 5:40 PM

West Coast rapper Game has shared his reaction to Soulja Boy's new DeAndre Way solo album selling just over 13,000 copies in its first-week earlier this month.

Continue reading Game Sees R.E.D. Over Soulja Boy's 13K First-Week Sales.

Dr. Dre Gets In Touch W/His Feminine Side On "Detox"

December 17, 2010 4:50 PM

West Coast producer Dr. Dre has reportedly recruited R&B singer Keri Hilson to appear on his upcoming Detox album.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Gets In Touch W/His Feminine Side On "Detox".

Nicki Minaj's Alleged Sex Tape Footage Unleashed

December 17, 2010 4:15 PM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj has become the center of attention with speculated sex tape screen shots featuring the rapstress leaking online today.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj's Alleged Sex Tape Footage Unleashed.

Joe Budden & Saigon Duke It Out On Wax, "I Think It's Good For Hip-Hop"

December 17, 2010 4:00 PM

Former rap rivals Joe Budden and Saigon have placed their past differences aside and decided to exchange verses on a new collaboration track called "Bring Me Down."

Continue reading Joe Budden & Saigon Duke It Out On Wax, "I Think It's Good For Hip-Hop".

"Missy Elliott Swagger Jacked Me" [Audio]

December 17, 2010 2:35 PM

Philadelphia rapper Ms. Jade has called out former mentor Missy Elliott stealing her swag amidst the launch of the femcee's career in the early 2000's.

Continue reading "Missy Elliott Swagger Jacked Me" [Audio].

Lil Wayne's "6'7" Was Fit For A King, "I Couldn't Think Of Anyone That Could Swag This Out Like [T.I.]"

December 17, 2010 1:55 PM

Producer Bangladesh has revealed that Lil Wayne's new "6'7" single was originally made for the "King of the South" to record over.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's "6'7" Was Fit For A King, "I Couldn't Think Of Anyone That Could Swag This Out Like [T.I.]".

DMX & Ja Rule Get Slammed, Diddy's "Train" Crashes, Dr. Dre Earns A Top Spot

December 17, 2010 1:00 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we watch DMX and Ja Rule trying to T.I. and Lil Wayne their way back into the game, Diddy's solid a** Last Train to Paris derails, Dr. Dre earn his "Doggy of the Week" props and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading DMX & Ja Rule Get Slammed, Diddy's "Train" Crashes, Dr. Dre Earns A Top Spot.

Drake Hearts Trey Songz, "I Talk To Him About Everything"

December 17, 2010 12:35 PM

R&B singer Trey Songz recently opened up about his relationship with Drake and how their connection is deeper than the bond he shares with other friends.

Continue reading Drake Hearts Trey Songz, "I Talk To Him About Everything".

"[Kanye West & Cam'Ron] Are Grown A** Men, It's All Love"

December 17, 2010 12:10 PM

G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean has confirmed that Kanye West and Cam'ron have placed differences aside, as displayed through their new "Christmas In Harlem" collaboration.

Continue reading "[Kanye West & Cam'Ron] Are Grown A** Men, It's All Love".

Diddy Breaks Silence On Lady Loves, "Every Woman I Was With [Deserved] For Me To Marry Them" [Video]

December 17, 2010 11:25 AM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has opened up about his issues with romance, and offered reasons for why he is an unmarried 41-year-old man.

Continue reading Diddy Breaks Silence On Lady Loves, "Every Woman I Was With [Deserved] For Me To Marry Them" [Video].

Photo of the Day: Cam'ron Shows Vado In Customs

December 17, 2010 12:05 AM

Diplomatic Immunity: Cam'ron protege Vado awaits his fate at Toronto Customs & Immigration

Photo taken from Cam'ron's Twitter

Cam'ron & Vado Banned From Canada, "This Is Some Bullsh*t!!" [Video] [Video]

December 16, 2010 11:10 PM

Dipset's Cam'ron and protege Vado have been banned from entering Canada after a run-in with customs today.

Continue reading Cam'ron & Vado Banned From Canada, "This Is Some Bullsh*t!!" [Video] [Video].

50 Cent Puts His Money Where His Eyes Are

December 16, 2010 10:40 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has taken his business venturing to the next level by investing in a new 3-D glasses company called Gunnar Optiks.

Continue reading 50 Cent Puts His Money Where His Eyes Are.

DMX Suffers Major Loss At AZ Court Appearance

December 16, 2010 6:20 PM

Today, Ruff Ryders leader DMX joined the likes of T.I. and Ja Rule as the latest rapper to be sentenced to an extensive amount of time behind bars.

Continue reading DMX Suffers Major Loss At AZ Court Appearance.

Waka Flame's Crib Flocked By Police, "They F*ck My Whole House Up"

December 16, 2010 5:40 PM

Southern rapper Waka Flocka Flame's Georgia residence was reportedly raided by authorities today, who discovered illegal drugs and weapons during their search.

Continue reading Waka Flame's Crib Flocked By Police, "They F*ck My Whole House Up".

Lil Wayne On Ja Rule's Gun Conviction, "It's A Hard Pill To Swallow"

December 16, 2010 4:50 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has publicly reacted to Ja Rule's guilty plea for a gun possession charge this week and two year jail sentence speculation.

Continue reading Lil Wayne On Ja Rule's Gun Conviction, "It's A Hard Pill To Swallow".

"Let's Not Deny [LL Cool J] His Dues...It's Time To Give Him His Credit"

December 16, 2010 4:30 PM

With yesterday's news of LL Cool J being excluded from the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame for the second consecutive year, SOHH hit up a few New York-based hip-hop artists for their reaction to the snub.

Continue reading "Let's Not Deny [LL Cool J] His Dues...It's Time To Give Him His Credit".

Jay-Z & DJ Premier's Past Disputes Uncovered, "I Got Mad At Him For Several Things"

December 16, 2010 1:20 PM

Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Premier recently discussed his previous disagreements with Jay-Z ranging from his strict business relationship with M.O.P. to not appearing on Big L's The Big Picture.

Continue reading Jay-Z & DJ Premier's Past Disputes Uncovered, "I Got Mad At Him For Several Things".

Lil Wayne's "6'7" Anthem Explained, "I Couldn't Sell It To Anybody Else"

December 16, 2010 12:45 PM

Producer Bangladesh has discussed his processes taken get the beat that eventually became Lil Wayne's new Carter IV lead single, "6'7", launched into the hip-hop spotlight.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's "6'7" Anthem Explained, "I Couldn't Sell It To Anybody Else".

Kanye West & Cam'ron's "Christmas In Harlem" Hitmaker Speaks

December 16, 2010 12:30 PM

The producer behind Kanye West and Cam'ron's new "Christmas In Harlem" collaboration has come forward to detail the story on the reunion track's development.

Continue reading Kanye West & Cam'ron's "Christmas In Harlem" Hitmaker Speaks.

Diddy's "Last Train" Party Heats Up, Model's Head Catches On Fire [Video]

December 16, 2010 9:28 AM

Rap mogul Diddy's Last Train to Paris party heated up this week after a woman's head caught on fire during the celebration.

Continue reading Diddy's "Last Train" Party Heats Up, Model's Head Catches On Fire [Video].

J. Cole Reveals Roc Nation Debut Frustrations, "I Thought My Album Would've Been Out Around Now"

December 16, 2010 9:12 AM

Rapper J. Cole has opened up about his Roc Nation debut frustrations and why he envisioned the long-awaited album to already be on store shelves by now.

Continue reading J. Cole Reveals Roc Nation Debut Frustrations, "I Thought My Album Would've Been Out Around Now".

Waka Flocka Flame On Nicki Minaj's Sex Appeal, "Everybody Was Trying To F*ck Her"

December 16, 2010 8:57 AM

Southern rapper Waka Flocka Flame recently reflected on his relationship with Young Money star Nicki Minaj while she was under his mother Debra Antney's management over the past few years.

Continue reading Waka Flocka Flame On Nicki Minaj's Sex Appeal, "Everybody Was Trying To F*ck Her".

Drake "Fighting To Make" Dream Collaborations A Reality

December 16, 2010 8:39 AM

Grammy-nominated rapper Drake has updated fans on his pursuit of securing music veterans Andre 3000 and Sade for a dream collaboration entering into 2011.

Continue reading Drake "Fighting To Make" Dream Collaborations A Reality.

Kanye West & Cam'ron Formally Squash Feud [Audio]

December 16, 2010 8:16 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West and Dipset's Cam'ron have officially squashed their feud by reconnecting on a new holiday-themed song called "Christmas In Harlem."

Continue reading Kanye West & Cam'ron Formally Squash Feud [Audio].

Photo of the Day: 50 Cent Shows Off His Gym

December 16, 2010 12:50 AM

Formula 50: G-Unit's 50 Cent shows off his gym.

Photo taken from 50 Cent's Twitter

T.I. Reacts To "No Mercy" 159K First-Week Sales

December 15, 2010 11:50 PM

Incarcerated rapper T.I. has shared his reaction to the new No Mercy album selling over 159,000 albums and thanked fans for their undying support.

Continue reading T.I. Reacts To "No Mercy" 159K First-Week Sales.

50 Cent Can't "Get Money" Without Putting Up A Fight

December 15, 2010 11:05 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has reportedly been named in a lawsuit which claims he stole the instrumental to his 2007 Curtis album hit single, "I Get Money."

Continue reading 50 Cent Can't "Get Money" Without Putting Up A Fight.

Ciara Weighs In On Nicki Minaj/Lil Kim Beef, "[The] Moment She Had In Music Was Amazing"

December 15, 2010 6:15 PM

The on-going beef between Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim has trekked its way into the R&B genre as singer Ciara weighs in on the dispute.

Continue reading Ciara Weighs In On Nicki Minaj/Lil Kim Beef, "[The] Moment She Had In Music Was Amazing".

LL Cool J Can't Rock W/ Annual Hall Of Fame Ceremony

December 15, 2010 6:01 PM

Rap veteran LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys have been snubbed from being officially inducted into the annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony in New York City next year.

Continue reading LL Cool J Can't Rock W/ Annual Hall Of Fame Ceremony.

Diddy's "Last Train" Projected To Sell 65K In First-Week Sales

December 15, 2010 5:08 PM

Diddy and Dirty Money's Last Train to Paris compilation album is reportedly en route to sell up to 65,000 copies in its first-week on store shelves.

Continue reading Diddy's "Last Train" Projected To Sell 65K In First-Week Sales.

Joe Budden Says 30 Is Not The New 20, "Time To Start Acting Wiser"

December 15, 2010 4:35 PM

As we head into 2011, SOHH recently reached out to Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden to get the scoop on his direction for the new year.

Continue reading Joe Budden Says 30 Is Not The New 20, "Time To Start Acting Wiser".

Beanie Sigel On Kanye West, "I Helped [Him] Out Of A Sticky Situation" [Audio]

December 15, 2010 2:25 PM

Former Roc-A-Fella artist Beanie Sigel has discussed his previous antipathy for Kanye West  and explained why he publicly went after the rapper on wax.

Continue reading Beanie Sigel On Kanye West, "I Helped [Him] Out Of A Sticky Situation" [Audio].

Shawnna Breaks Silence On Leaving Ludacris, "I Was Really Scared"

December 15, 2010 2:20 PM

Former Distrubin' Tha Peace member Shawnna has stepped forward to address her departure from Ludacris' camp last year.

Continue reading Shawnna Breaks Silence On Leaving Ludacris, "I Was Really Scared".

Drake, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz Name Their Favorite Album Of 2010 [Video]

December 15, 2010 1:30 PM

Rappers Drake, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz and Wyclef Jean have each named their favorite albums that debuted this year.

Continue reading Drake, Busta Rhymes, Swizz Beatz Name Their Favorite Album Of 2010 [Video].

Dirty Money Explain Diddy Going Ghost On "Last Train To Paris" Cover

December 15, 2010 1:15 PM

With this week's release of Dirty Money's Last Train to Paris, group members Dawn and Kaleena sat down with SOHH to discuss their decision not to be illustrated on the album's cover.

Continue reading Dirty Money Explain Diddy Going Ghost On "Last Train To Paris" Cover.

T.I. Shows No Mercy In Top 5, Nicki Minaj Tops Kanye West, Redman & Charlie Wilson Invade The Chart

December 15, 2010 12:30 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, T.I. leads the pack at No. 4, Nicki Minaj slides past Kanye West at No. 6 plus new releases from Charlie Wilson and Redman invade the chart.

Continue reading T.I. Shows No Mercy In Top 5, Nicki Minaj Tops Kanye West, Redman & Charlie Wilson Invade The Chart.

Jay-Z Used To Jack My Beats, Says Saigon [Video]

December 15, 2010 12:10 PM

New York rapper Saigon has discussed his past studio sessions and revealed how rap mogul Jay-Z ended up stealing multiple beats from him.

Continue reading Jay-Z Used To Jack My Beats, Says Saigon [Video].

Waka Flocka Flame On Lyricism: "I'm Not In The Booth Trying To Godd*mn Rap Big Words"

December 15, 2010 11:40 AM

Southern rapper Waka Flocka Flame recently discussed his stance on lyrical dexterity, and said he still does not feel motivated to kick complex rhymes.

Continue reading Waka Flocka Flame On Lyricism: "I'm Not In The Booth Trying To Godd*mn Rap Big Words".

Rick Ross' Protege Says Men Lie, Women Lie & Numbers Too, "Sales Don't Determine Respect" [Video]

December 15, 2010 11:05 AM

Triple C's Torch recently shared his views on the misinterpretation of album sales and why respect cannot be determined by Nielsen SoundScan numbers.

Continue reading Rick Ross' Protege Says Men Lie, Women Lie & Numbers Too, "Sales Don't Determine Respect" [Video].

Yo Gotti Pleads His Case In Nightclub Shootout, "When You're A Celebrity, People Want To Tie Negative Things To You"

December 15, 2010 9:02 AM

Southern rapper Mario "Yo Gotti" Mims appeared in court yesterday (December 14) and pleaded his case in relation to a November nightclub shooting in Memphis.

Continue reading Yo Gotti Pleads His Case In Nightclub Shootout, "When You're A Celebrity, People Want To Tie Negative Things To You".

Photo of the Day: Diddy Pays Homage To The Troops

December 15, 2010 12:05 AM

Salute You: Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy pays homage to the troops.

Photo taken from Diddy's Twitter

Lil Wayne's Daughter Stunts Like Her Daddy, "She Does It All"

December 14, 2010 10:30 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's 12 year-old daughter is looking to follow in her father's footsteps and have a career within the music industry.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's Daughter Stunts Like Her Daddy, "She Does It All".

Rick Ross Adds New Maybach Passengers, "[Wale's] One Record Away From Being The Next N*gga"

December 14, 2010 9:30 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross has made room for some new passengers on his Maybach Music roster and confirmed speculation that Roc Nation's Wale is on his radar.

Continue reading Rick Ross Adds New Maybach Passengers, "[Wale's] One Record Away From Being The Next N*gga".

Kurupt Warns Of Dr. Dre's Return, "Never Play With The Doctor" [Video]

December 14, 2010 8:30 PM

West Coast rap veteran Kurupt recently weighed in on Dr. Dre's upcoming Detox album and warned emcees of the long-awaited LP's inevitable impact.

Continue reading Kurupt Warns Of Dr. Dre's Return, "Never Play With The Doctor" [Video].

Lil Wayne's "6'7" Anthem Lives Up To The Height [Audio]

December 14, 2010 5:35 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's much-discussed Tha Carter IV single, "6'7",  has finally landed online, and features the Young Money head's return to his famed beatmaker for another hit.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's "6'7" Anthem Lives Up To The Height [Audio].

The Roots Nearly Battled The Fugees [Audio]

December 14, 2010 5:15 PM

Renowned hip-hop crew The Roots recently talked about nearly clashing Grammy-award winning trio The Fugees during the mid-1990's.

Continue reading The Roots Nearly Battled The Fugees [Audio].

Beanie Sigel Exposes Dame Dash For Jacking $11 Mil, "You Can't Pimp Me" [Audio]

December 14, 2010 4:50 PM

Former Roc-A-Fella artist Beanie Sigel has aired out Damon "Dame" Dash for allegedly stealing $11 million from him and explained his fall out with the urban entrepreneur.

Continue reading Beanie Sigel Exposes Dame Dash For Jacking $11 Mil, "You Can't Pimp Me" [Audio].

Nicki Minaj Wants A Boss, "I Like For The Boy To Take Control" [Video]

December 14, 2010 4:35 PM

Young Money rapstress Nicki Minaj appeared on comedian Chelsea Handler's late night talk show last night and details the secrets to seducing her. 

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Wants A Boss, "I Like For The Boy To Take Control" [Video].

Michael Jackson, "Michael"

December 14, 2010 3:25 PM

The King of Pop Michael Jackson has joined the ranks of Tupac Shakur, Elvis Presley and other countless late musicians with the today's release of his first posthumous album, Michael.

Continue reading Michael Jackson, "Michael" .

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy "Donnie G": "I've Been Here For Over 10 Years In This Rap Game"

December 14, 2010 2:30 PM

[With today's release of Donnie G: Don Gorilla, Sheek Louch names the Top 5 reasons to cop his Def Jam debut LP.]

Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Buy "Donnie G": "I've Been Here For Over 10 Years In This Rap Game".

Diddy/Dirty Money, "Last Train To Paris"

December 14, 2010 2:05 PM

The group collectively known as Dirty Money (featuring hip-hop mogul P. Diddy alongside singers Dawn Richards and Kalenna) railroad their debut LP, Last Train to Paris into stores today.

Continue reading Diddy/Dirty Money, "Last Train To Paris".

Diddy Plays Peacemaker B/W Nicki Minaj & Lil' Kim [Video]

December 14, 2010 1:20 PM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has stepped up to arbitrate the recent war of words between Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj, as well as offered his input on the two lady emcee's future encounters.

Continue reading Diddy Plays Peacemaker B/W Nicki Minaj & Lil' Kim [Video].

"If An Album Is Trash, Give It A Zero"

December 14, 2010 12:55 PM

[After recently reviewing Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy for The Source, contributor Andreas Hale weighs in on what it takes to place personal preferences aside and give an unbiased analysis of artists' music.]

Continue reading "If An Album Is Trash, Give It A Zero".

Ja Rule's Lawyer Breaks Silence On 2-Year Jail Bid

December 14, 2010 12:20 PM

Rapper Ja Rule's attorney has stepped forward to discuss the former Murder Inc star's guilty plea to a 2007 gun possession charge yesterday.

Continue reading Ja Rule's Lawyer Breaks Silence On 2-Year Jail Bid.

Eminem Fights His Way Back Into Hollywood

December 14, 2010 11:55 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem will lace up the boxing gloves and make his return back to Hollywood in an upcoming film called Southpaw.

Continue reading Eminem Fights His Way Back Into Hollywood.

Serius Jones Downplays Charles Hamilton Barbershop Battle, "You're Not Winning" [Video]

December 14, 2010 11:00 AM

Rapper Serius Jones recently reflected on his impromptu barbershop battle with New York emcee Charles Hamilton and expressed what he felt his rival's underlying goal was.

Continue reading Serius Jones Downplays Charles Hamilton Barbershop Battle, "You're Not Winning" [Video].

Yo Gotti's Run From Police Ends

December 14, 2010 9:00 AM

Southern rapper Mario "Yo Gotti" Mims reportedly turned himself over to authorities last night (December 13) after a warrant for his arrest was issued in late November.

Continue reading Yo Gotti's Run From Police Ends.

Caption Diss: Nicki Minaj Lets Drake Ride Up On It

December 14, 2010 12:10 AM

Caption Diss: Young Money's Nicki Minaj and Drake get a little up close and personal.

Be sure to submit your witty narration in today's SOHH Caption Diss.

Nicki Minaj Is Out Of Drake's League

December 14, 2010 12:05 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 rock that Cap Diss crown. Who's got next?

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Is Out Of Drake's League.

Dr. Dre Ignored Eminem's Race Card, "I Didn't Even Know He Was White"

December 13, 2010 11:11 PM

Renowned producer Dr. Dre opens up about his relationship with Eminem and ignoring the race card when signing the Grammy-winning rapper to Aftermath Records over a decade ago in the new issue of XXL.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Ignored Eminem's Race Card, "I Didn't Even Know He Was White".

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy "Last Train To Paris": "This Is Something New For Puff"

December 13, 2010 8:50 PM

[With tomorrow's release of Last Train to Paris, the ladies of Diddy's Dirty Money, Dawn and Kaleena, give you the Top 5 reasons to support their first effort.]

Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Buy "Last Train To Paris": "This Is Something New For Puff".

Redman Says J. Cole Is Cool Like That, "He Got A Touch Of '90's In Him"

December 13, 2010 7:45 PM

New Jersey rap vet Redman is the latest artist to publicly acknowledge the talent of Jay-Z's Roc Nation protege, J. Cole, and recognizes the emcee's 1990's vibe.

Continue reading Redman Says J. Cole Is Cool Like That, "He Got A Touch Of '90's In Him".

Alex Da Kid Defends "Detox" Delay, "It'll Definitely Live Up To The Hype"

December 13, 2010 5:30 PM

As Dr. Dre's Detox buzz intensifies while approaching an actual release date, SOHH sat down with contributing producer Alex Da Kid for his take on the project's 11-year deferral.

Continue reading Alex Da Kid Defends "Detox" Delay, "It'll Definitely Live Up To The Hype".

Lil Wayne Branded In $250 Mil Drug Bust

December 13, 2010 5:26 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's name has appeared in a New Jersey $250 million drug bust over the weekend.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Branded In $250 Mil Drug Bust.

Chelsea Handler & 50 Cent Intimate Bedrooom Photo Leaks

December 13, 2010 4:41 PM

Late night talk show host Chelsea Handler has decided to keep her alleged romance with 50 Cent in people's minds by releasing an intimate photo of them together in bed.

Continue reading Chelsea Handler & 50 Cent Intimate Bedrooom Photo Leaks.

"My Biggest Obsession Right Now Is The Nicki Minaj Album"

December 13, 2010 4:35 PM

Hollywood actress Gwyneth Paltrow is the latest celebrity to issue Young Money star Nicki Minaj a co-sign and admitted to an obsession with the rapper's Pink Friday debut album.

Continue reading "My Biggest Obsession Right Now Is The Nicki Minaj Album".

Redman's "Reggie" Channels "The Other Guys" Swag

December 13, 2010 3:05 PM

New Jersey rapper Redman has compared his new Reggie LP to the likes of Hollywood action-comedy film The Other Guys, which stars Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg.

Continue reading Redman's "Reggie" Channels "The Other Guys" Swag.

50 Cent Reacts To Ja Rule's Jail Sentence, "Tell Him I Said Don't Worry"

December 13, 2010 1:06 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has publicly reacted to Ja Rule being sentenced to two years in jail today on a 2007 gun possession charge.

Continue reading 50 Cent Reacts To Ja Rule's Jail Sentence, "Tell Him I Said Don't Worry".

Trina & Keri Hilson Breakdown Lil Kim/Nicki Minaj Beef, "You Don't Really Know What's Going On" [Videos]

December 13, 2010 12:05 PM

Rapper Trina and R&B vixen Keri Hilson have shared their input on the recent tension between Young Money star Nicki Minaj and hip-hop veteran Lil Kim.

Continue reading Trina & Keri Hilson Breakdown Lil Kim/Nicki Minaj Beef, "You Don't Really Know What's Going On" [Videos].

UPDATE: Ja Rule Punished With 2 Year Jail Sentence In Gun Case

December 13, 2010 11:20 AM

Rapper Ja Rule's future in hip-hop may be in jeopardy after he appeared in a New York court room today and pleaded guilty to a 2007 gun possession charge.

Continue reading UPDATE: Ja Rule Punished With 2 Year Jail Sentence In Gun Case.

"Lil Wayne Would Be On The Phone W/ Madonna One Day & The Next W/ Gucci Mane"

December 13, 2010 11:10 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's manager, Cortez Bryant, recently spoke on overseeing his client's successful hip-hop career and helping guide him in the right path.

Continue reading "Lil Wayne Would Be On The Phone W/ Madonna One Day & The Next W/ Gucci Mane".

Diddy Made A Sacrifice For T.I. Before Jail Bid

December 13, 2010 10:44 AM

Prior to heading to jail, rapper T.I. talked about his Christina Aguilera No Mercy album feature, "Castle Walls," and how Diddy sacrificed the record for him.

Continue reading Diddy Made A Sacrifice For T.I. Before Jail Bid.

Fabolous Issues Amber Rose A License To Kill [Video]

December 13, 2010 9:08 AM

Grammy-nominated rapper Fabolous scooped up video vixen Amber Rose for his latest music video, "You Be Killin' Em" off his There Is No Competition 2 EP.

Continue reading Fabolous Issues Amber Rose A License To Kill [Video].

Photo of the Day: Big Boi Gets Caught In A Head Lock

December 13, 2010 12:05 AM

Shutterbug: OutKast's Big Boi finds himself in a headlock on set of a music video.

Photo taken from Big Boi's Twitter

DJ Premier Unleashes Gang Starr's Secret Stash, "I Have Hundreds & Hundreds Of Tapes"

December 12, 2010 12:22 PM

Hip-Hop veteran DJ Premier has revealed plans to unleash hours of unreleased footage of his days with late rap icon Guru during their early days as rap duo Gang Starr.

Continue reading DJ Premier Unleashes Gang Starr's Secret Stash, "I Have Hundreds & Hundreds Of Tapes".

Mase Dips On Harlem World Reunion

December 12, 2010 11:49 AM

Bad Boy artist-turned-pastor Mase has decided to fall back on reuniting with his former Harlem World rap crew, which includes Cardan and Meeno.

Continue reading Mase Dips On Harlem World Reunion.

AZ On Nas' Place In The Rap Game, "He's The People's Man" [Video]

December 12, 2010 10:45 AM

Hip-Hop veteran AZ recently reflected on Nas' rap career, and his days as a member of Dr. Dre supergroup, The Firm.

Continue reading AZ On Nas' Place In The Rap Game, "He's The People's Man" [Video].

Dr. Dre Names His Favorite Rapper, "I'm Waiting For His Record Right Now"

December 12, 2010 10:22 AM

West Coast producer Dr. Dre has named his favorite emcee currently in the rap game and mentioned what artists have remained in his radar as of late.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Names His Favorite Rapper, "I'm Waiting For His Record Right Now".

Yo Gotti Wanted For Nightclub Shoot-Out, "Three [Victims] Were Struck In The Buttocks"

December 12, 2010 9:50 AM

Southern rapper Mario "Yo Gotti" Mims is reportedly wanted by Tennessee authorities for his alleged connection to a Memphis nightclub shooting.

Continue reading Yo Gotti Wanted For Nightclub Shoot-Out, "Three [Victims] Were Struck In The Buttocks".

Photo of the Day: Jadakiss & Carmelo Anthony Chill

December 12, 2010 12:05 AM

Ballers Anthem: The LOX's Jadakiss kicks back with Denver Nuggets all-star Carmelo Anthony.

Photo taken from Jadakiss' Twitter

Ray J Denies Sparking Lil Kim/Nicki Minaj Beef, "Never Once Did I Mention Anybody"

December 11, 2010 10:00 AM

R&B singer Ray J has stepped forward to deny speculation that he may have been the person responsible for heating up tensions between Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj earlier this year.

Continue reading Ray J Denies Sparking Lil Kim/Nicki Minaj Beef, "Never Once Did I Mention Anybody".

Roc Nation's Willow Smith Makes Sacrifices, "People Are Relying On You"

December 11, 2010 9:48 AM

Roc Nation's Willow Smith has opened up about her determination to become a leading female artist at the age of 10.

Continue reading Roc Nation's Willow Smith Makes Sacrifices, "People Are Relying On You".

Asher Roth & Nottz Offer Post-Christmas Delight

December 11, 2010 9:37 AM

Rappers Asher Roth and Nottz have announced plans to keep hip-hop fans jolly after Christmas with a free EP called The Rawth.

Continue reading Asher Roth & Nottz Offer Post-Christmas Delight.

Soulja Boy Recalls Fabolous Dispute, "We Could Put The Sh*t On Wax"

December 11, 2010 9:27 AM

Southern rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em recently reflected on his short-lived dispute against Fabolous which took place over the summer and how prepared he was to drop some battle raps.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Recalls Fabolous Dispute, "We Could Put The Sh*t On Wax".

Dr. Dre Says 40 Is The New 30, "My Doctor Said I'm 31"

December 11, 2010 9:03 AM

Renowned hip-hop producer Dr. Dre details his quest to maintain a healthy body by working out in the upcoming new issue of XXL Magazine.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Says 40 Is The New 30, "My Doctor Said I'm 31".

Photo of the Day: Joe Budden & His Dog

December 11, 2010 12:10 AM

Man's Best Friend: Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden takes a power nap alongside his best friend, Harlem.

Photo taken from Joe Budden's Twitter

Wiz Khalifa Paints The Charts Black & Yellow

December 10, 2010 9:25 PM

Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa has shared his reaction to the recent success of his catchy "Black & Yellow" hit and why the track's placement on Billboard's Hot 100 is just the start of what is to come.

Continue reading Wiz Khalifa Paints The Charts Black & Yellow.

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy "The Big Payback": "[I Know] What Really Came Between Dame Dash & Jay-Z"

December 10, 2010 6:45 PM

[With the new release of the book The Big Payback, author Dan Charnas gives you the top 5 reasons to pick up his epic expose of the hip-hop industry.]

Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Buy "The Big Payback": "[I Know] What Really Came Between Dame Dash & Jay-Z".

Drake Goes Against The Grain For "Thank Me" Follow-Up, "As Much As The Label [Fights] Me, I'm Not Doing 14 Songs"

December 10, 2010 5:45 PM

Young Money star Drake talked about working on his upcoming Thank Me Later follow-up solo album and why he is prepared to go against his label's wishes this time around.

Continue reading Drake Goes Against The Grain For "Thank Me" Follow-Up, "As Much As The Label [Fights] Me, I'm Not Doing 14 Songs".

Dr. Dre Shows & Proves W/"Detox's" Premiere Music Video

December 10, 2010 4:56 PM

Today, West Coast producer Dr. Dre proved his long-awaited Detox album release may be a reality by dropping the first music  video from the LP, "Kush."

Continue reading Dr. Dre Shows & Proves W/"Detox's" Premiere Music Video.

Tony Yayo Remembers 50 Cent Killing A Beat That Busta Rhymes & Rakim Couldn't [Video]

December 10, 2010 4:45 PM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo reminisced back to 50 Cent's early Get Rich or Die Tryin' days when his rap mentor was able to out-rhyme hip-hop veterans Busta Rhymes and Rakim during a Dr. Dre studio session.

Continue reading Tony Yayo Remembers 50 Cent Killing A Beat That Busta Rhymes & Rakim Couldn't [Video].

Redman On Def Jam's Lack Of Respect, "A N*gga That Helped Build This B*tch [Has] A Visitor's Pass!" [Video]

December 10, 2010 4:40 PM

Rap veteran Redman has discussed his frustrations with Def Jam Records and questioned, specifically, why he must be issued a visitor's pass in order to enter the building.

Continue reading Redman On Def Jam's Lack Of Respect, "A N*gga That Helped Build This B*tch [Has] A Visitor's Pass!" [Video].

"Rick Ross' Teflon Don Would Be In My Top 5 Albums Of The Year"

December 10, 2010 4:20 PM

[With Rick Ross getting snubbed for a Grammy nomination once again, former XXL Magazine music editor Anslem Samuel weighs in on the Teflon Don's award woes.]

Continue reading "Rick Ross' Teflon Don Would Be In My Top 5 Albums Of The Year".

Game Wants A Refund For Buying "Hunger For More 2"

December 10, 2010 2:40 PM

West Coast rapper Game has resumed taunting Lloyd Banks by asking for a refund for his former G-Unit groupmate's new album, Hunger For More 2.

Continue reading Game Wants A Refund For Buying "Hunger For More 2" .

AZ Tells Rap Vets To Fall Back For Drake & J. Cole, "The Old Cats Can't Do It Forever" [Video]

December 10, 2010 1:40 PM

New York rap veteran AZ recently shared his views on rap's young elite crew of emcees like J. Cole and Drake and why older artists shouldn't shun hip-hop's new blood.

Continue reading AZ Tells Rap Vets To Fall Back For Drake & J. Cole, "The Old Cats Can't Do It Forever" [Video].

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy "Sorry I'm Late": "I Disagree W/ The Direction [Rap's] Been Going"

December 10, 2010 1:15 PM

[With the new release of Sorry I'm Late, Culture VI Records' John Regan gives the Top 5 reasons you should support his indie movement.]

Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Buy "Sorry I'm Late": "I Disagree W/ The Direction [Rap's] Been Going".

Nicki Minaj Ain't Sweatin' Rap B*tches, Kanye West & Keri Hilson Need Sex, Rick Ross Gets His Props

December 10, 2010 12:40 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we respect Nicki Minaj for reminding us that she's already sh*tted on the rap game, try to understand Kanye West and Keri Hilson's horny a**es, induct Rick Ross as "Doggy of the Week" and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Ain't Sweatin' Rap B*tches, Kanye West & Keri Hilson Need Sex, Rick Ross Gets His Props.

B.o.B. Wants To End His "Adventure" With Gold

December 10, 2010 12:15 PM

Burgeoning rap star B.o.B. has opened up about earning five Grammy nominations this year and why winning the "Rap Album of the Year" title would be a dream come true.

Continue reading B.o.B. Wants To End His "Adventure" With Gold.

Talib Kweli On A Dave Chappelle Comeback: "He's In A Position To Do Whatever The F*ck He Wants To Do" [Video]

December 10, 2010 11:40 AM

New York rapper Talib Kweli has weighed in on the current status of fallen Comedy Central star Dave Chappelle and updated fans on what the stand-up comedian has been up to as of late.

Continue reading Talib Kweli On A Dave Chappelle Comeback: "He's In A Position To Do Whatever The F*ck He Wants To Do" [Video].

Drake Chins Up After Kanye West "Fantasy" Snuff, "Ye Will Change Something 30 Or 40 Times"

December 10, 2010 10:55 AM

Young Money star Drake has confirmed speculation that he was initially featured on Kanye West's "All of the Lights" My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy record, and mentioned he didn't harbor any hard feelings after being removed from the song. 

Continue reading Drake Chins Up After Kanye West "Fantasy" Snuff, "Ye Will Change Something 30 Or 40 Times".

Photo of the Day: Fabolous Introduces His New Friend

December 10, 2010 12:10 AM

Welcome To My Street: Fabolous shows off his newest friend in New York City.

Photo taken from Fabolous' Twitter

"T.I. Is Probably One Of The Strongest Dudes I Ever Met"

December 9, 2010 11:56 PM

Southern rapper David Banner recently reflected on incarcerated rapper T.I.'s time behind bars and how the jailed Grand Hustle leader is down but not out.

Continue reading "T.I. Is Probably One Of The Strongest Dudes I Ever Met".

Kanye West & Drake Have "TIME" On Their Side, Make Top 10 Albums Of '10 Cut

December 9, 2010 11:25 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West and Young Money star Drake have both landed spots on renowned publication TIME's Top 10 albums of 2010 list.

Continue reading Kanye West & Drake Have "TIME" On Their Side, Make Top 10 Albums Of '10 Cut.

Jay-Z Discusses Life-Changing Decision , "I Would Have Been In Jail For 12 Years"

December 9, 2010 5:51 PM

Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z discussed a life-changing decision he made in the mid-1990's which helped him avoid serving over a decade behind bars.

Continue reading Jay-Z Discusses Life-Changing Decision , "I Would Have Been In Jail For 12 Years".

Keri Hilson Refuses To Fall For A Rapper, "I'm A Little More Than They Bargained For" [Video]

December 9, 2010 5:33 PM

R&B singer Keri Hilson sat down with television personality Chelsea Handler last night and opened up about her romance interests and why she would pass on an opportunity to find love in rappers.

Continue reading Keri Hilson Refuses To Fall For A Rapper, "I'm A Little More Than They Bargained For" [Video].

DMX Receives Bad News At Arizona Court Appearance

December 9, 2010 5:09 PM

Today, incarcerated rapper DMX appeared was reportedly denied bail in court and must remain behind bars on an Arizona probation violation which took place last month.

Continue reading DMX Receives Bad News At Arizona Court Appearance.

Christina Milian Gags $4 Mil Settlement Dream [Video]

December 9, 2010 4:55 PM

R&B singer Christina Milian has opened up about her recent divorce from The-Dream and doused speculation that she was paid $4 million to remain mum on their relationship.

Continue reading Christina Milian Gags $4 Mil Settlement Dream [Video].

Fat Joe Bursts Pop Bubble, "I Love Flo Rida & All Them, But I Won't Make That Kind Of Music"

December 9, 2010 4:25 PM

Bronx rapper Fat Joe has discussed his image and why he will not test the waters outside of his musical norm in order to sell records.

Continue reading Fat Joe Bursts Pop Bubble, "I Love Flo Rida & All Them, But I Won't Make That Kind Of Music".

Diddy Is Back On The Block, "I Own This Sh*t" [Video]

December 9, 2010 1:20 PM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has announced his return to New York by releasing a new video showcasing him walking through Manhattan and proclaiming his streets.

Continue reading Diddy Is Back On The Block, "I Own This Sh*t" [Video].

Wiz Khalifa Defends Yelawolf's Talent, "When He's A Superstar, He Can Laugh About [This]"

December 9, 2010 12:35 PM

Rapper Wiz Khalifa has shared his thoughts on fellow burgeoning rapper Yelawolf and, more specifically, why he has had a harder road to travel as a white emcee.

Continue reading Wiz Khalifa Defends Yelawolf's Talent, "When He's A Superstar, He Can Laugh About [This]".

J. Cole Goes All Or Nothing For A Grammy, "I Pray To God"

December 9, 2010 11:05 AM

Roc Nation's J. Cole has discussed creating a record that he believes may be worthy of a Grammy Award in the future.

Continue reading J. Cole Goes All Or Nothing For A Grammy, "I Pray To God".

Tiny Shows Off T.I.'s Computer Love

December 9, 2010 10:10 AM

Incarcerated rapper T.I.'s wife/singer, Tiny, discussed her husband's condition behind bars this week and how often they keep in contact as he serves out an 11-month jail sentence.

Continue reading Tiny Shows Off T.I.'s Computer Love.

Jim Jones Addresses Assault Case, "Don't Believe Everything [You] Read"

December 9, 2010 9:53 AM

Dipset's Jim Jones has addressed this week's reports claiming he appeared in court for an assault case and was sentenced to anger management classes.

Continue reading Jim Jones Addresses Assault Case, "Don't Believe Everything [You] Read".

Too Short Envisions "O.G." Status, "I Wanna Be The Oldest Rapper Who's Active"

December 9, 2010 9:37 AM

Hip-Hop veteran Too Short recently talked about his run in hip-hop and why he envisions himself being the oldest rapper putting out new music.

Continue reading Too Short Envisions "O.G." Status, "I Wanna Be The Oldest Rapper Who's Active".

Lupe Fiasco Tackles Internet Piracy Dispute, "Who Are You To Tell Me I Shouldn't Demand Payment?"

December 9, 2010 9:27 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has expressed his thoughts on Internet piracy and why bloggers should be held responsible for their actions if they are posting or selling unauthorized music.

Continue reading Lupe Fiasco Tackles Internet Piracy Dispute, "Who Are You To Tell Me I Shouldn't Demand Payment?".

Ne-Yo Upset Over Album Sales, "I Was A Little Disturbed By My First-Week Numbers"

December 9, 2010 9:05 AM

R&B singer Ne-Yo has admitted to being upset by the first-week sales of his new solo album, Libra Scale, and considered what factor could have contributed to moderate results.

Continue reading Ne-Yo Upset Over Album Sales, "I Was A Little Disturbed By My First-Week Numbers".

Photo of the Day: DJ Envy Pops Bottles

December 9, 2010 5:05 AM

Pop Bottles: New York Power 105.1's DJ Envy celebrates with CIROC.

Photo taken from DJ Envy's Twitter

T.I. Recalls L.A. Drug Bust, "When The Cop Pulled Me Over, I Wasn't Thinking Nothing"

December 8, 2010 11:45 PM

Incarcerated rapper T.I. has broken silence on his publicized Los Angeles drug possession arrest which landed him behind bars serving an 11-month sentence.

Continue reading T.I. Recalls L.A. Drug Bust, "When The Cop Pulled Me Over, I Wasn't Thinking Nothing".

"I'm Going To Tell You Who The Biggest Artist In America Is That Nobody Really Knows About"

December 8, 2010 11:35 PM

Hip-Hop veteran Fat Joe has given his thoughts on the current state of rap and which artist is currently the biggest underrated emcee.

Continue reading "I'm Going To Tell You Who The Biggest Artist In America Is That Nobody Really Knows About".

50 Cent Defends Flaunting $$$, "I Sent A Joke On Twitter At The Wrong Time"

December 8, 2010 11:30 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has come forward to address recently flaunting his wealth through numerous public photos he self-published on Twitter.

Continue reading 50 Cent Defends Flaunting $$$, "I Sent A Joke On Twitter At The Wrong Time".

T.I.'s "No Mercy" Projected To Sell 145K In First-Week Sales

December 8, 2010 5:58 PM

Incarcerated rapper T.I.'s new No Mercy solo album is reportedly en route to sell up to 145,000 albums in its first-week on stores shelves.

Continue reading T.I.'s "No Mercy" Projected To Sell 145K In First-Week Sales.

Young Jeezy Rep Screams Foul Over Bahamas Arrest Reports

December 8, 2010 5:50 PM

Southern rapper Young Jeezy's manager has stepped forward to deny speculation that his client was arrested last weekend in the Bahamas.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Rep Screams Foul Over Bahamas Arrest Reports.

Bubba Sparxxx Faces The End, "I'm Already In A Different Place"

December 8, 2010 5:00 PM

With artists like Dr. Dre recently discusses plans to hang up the microphone, SOHH hit up re-emerging artist Bubba Sparxxx to get his take on hip-hop retirement.

Continue reading Bubba Sparxxx Faces The End, "I'm Already In A Different Place".

SOHH Names Lil Wayne, Nas & Talib Kweli In Top 5 John Lennon Samples In Hip-Hop

December 8, 2010 4:40 PM

With today marking the 30th anniversary of the passing of the late Beatles' member John Lennon, SOHH provides a list of our top five rap songs which sampled the band's renowned hits.

Continue reading SOHH Names Lil Wayne, Nas & Talib Kweli In Top 5 John Lennon Samples In Hip-Hop.

"We Knew [Kanye West's 'Fantasy'] Was A Moment In Hip-Hop"

December 8, 2010 4:30 PM

[With Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy receiving a rare XXL rating from XXL Magazine, reviewer Anslem Samuel speaks on his breakdown.]

Continue reading "We Knew [Kanye West's 'Fantasy'] Was A Moment In Hip-Hop".

"I Guess I'll Get [Peace] When I'm Dead," Says Bow Wow [Video]

December 8, 2010 2:35 PM

Cash Money Records' Bow Wow has broken his silence on controversial Twitter messages he posted last month hinting at the young star possibly attempting suicide.

Continue reading "I Guess I'll Get [Peace] When I'm Dead," Says Bow Wow [Video].

Yelawolf Asks White Boys To Stop Dropping The N-Bomb, "You'll Never Ever Be Able To Say It" [Video]

December 8, 2010 1:15 PM

Rap newcomer Yelawolf has shared his thoughts on being a white emcee in a predominantly black genre of music and explained his respect for hip-hop's roots.

Continue reading Yelawolf Asks White Boys To Stop Dropping The N-Bomb, "You'll Never Ever Be Able To Say It" [Video].

Black Eyed Peas Lead A New Beginning, Kanye West Awakens Outside Top 5, Chrisette Michele, Soulja Boy & Slim Thug Invade The Chart

December 8, 2010 12:30 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, The Black Eyed Peas begin anew, Kanye West wakes up outside of Top 5 plus Chrisette Michele, Slim Thug, Jazmine Sullivan, Soulja Boy Tell Em and Ron Isley invade the chart.

Continue reading Black Eyed Peas Lead A New Beginning, Kanye West Awakens Outside Top 5, Chrisette Michele, Soulja Boy & Slim Thug Invade The Chart.

Wyclef Jean Wishes He Wrote "Jesus Walks", "The Song Is Just A Testimony To Everything Kanye Went Through"

December 8, 2010 12:00 PM

Rapper/activist Wyclef Jean recently revealed the hip-hop lyrics he wished he could have wrote, and admitted Kanye West's "Jesus Walks" is one of his most envied tracks.

Continue reading Wyclef Jean Wishes He Wrote "Jesus Walks", "The Song Is Just A Testimony To Everything Kanye Went Through".

Q-Tip Explains ATCQ Film Frustrations, "Different Things Need To Be Done"

December 8, 2010 11:35 AM

Hip-Hop pioneer Q-Tip has defended his public display of disapproval of the forthcoming A Tribe Called Quest documentary and clarified where his true frustrations rest.

Continue reading Q-Tip Explains ATCQ Film Frustrations, "Different Things Need To Be Done".

Redman Wants To Save Def Jam, "I Wish I Could Become Vice-President"

December 8, 2010 11:15 AM

Rap veteran Redman has revealed he would like to try his hand as a business executive at Def Jam, a label which once held Jay-Z as the company's president.

Continue reading Redman Wants To Save Def Jam, "I Wish I Could Become Vice-President".

Caption Diss Winner: Lil Kim & Funkmaster Flex

December 8, 2010 12:05 AM

Standing Ovation: Congratulations to SOHH reader Blu757 for winning last week's Caption Diss.

Be sure to submit your witty narration in this week's SOHH Caption Diss.

Rich Boy Throws Some G's On Pre-Paid Credit Card Line

December 7, 2010 10:31 PM

Southern rapper Rich Boy has officially evolved his music career to the next level by partnering with Plastic Cash International LLC to create his own line of debit MasterCards.

Continue reading Rich Boy Throws Some G's On Pre-Paid Credit Card Line.

Redman, "Reggie"

December 7, 2010 9:35 PM

Jersey rap veteran Redman returns with his seventh solo effort, Reggie today.

Continue reading Redman, "Reggie" .

Lil Wayne Stands Tall On "Carter IV" First Single

December 7, 2010 5:41 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne's upcoming Tha Carter IV is beginning to take shape again with the announcement of the project's first single.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Stands Tall On "Carter IV" First Single.

Jim Jones Faces The Music, Confesses Beating Up Driver

December 7, 2010 5:15 PM

Dipset's Jim Jones has reportedly confessed to assaulting a driver he crashed into earlier this year and will face the music by beginning an anger management course.

Continue reading Jim Jones Faces The Music, Confesses Beating Up Driver.

T.I. Breaks Silence From Behind Bars, "The Longer I Sit, The Smarter I Get"

December 7, 2010 4:40 PM

Incarcerated rapper T.I. has released an open letter to fans in light of today's release of his new album, No Mercy.

Continue reading T.I. Breaks Silence From Behind Bars, "The Longer I Sit, The Smarter I Get".

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy "Get Used To Us": "I'm Tired Of That Age [Restriction], Either The Music Is Banging Or Not""

December 7, 2010 4:30 PM

[With today's release of Get Used To Us, DJ Premier spins out the Top 5 reasons you need to support his movement.]

Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Buy "Get Used To Us": "I'm Tired Of That Age [Restriction], Either The Music Is Banging Or Not"".

Rick Ross On Bugatti Boyz Movement, "We Looking Forward To The Full-Fledged Album" [Video]

December 7, 2010 3:45 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross recently opened up about his relationship with Diddy as the Bugatti Boyz duo and why their movement will not stop after an upcoming EP.

Continue reading Rick Ross On Bugatti Boyz Movement, "We Looking Forward To The Full-Fledged Album" [Video].

"[Rating Kanye West] 5 Mics Wasn't Necessarily My Decision"

December 7, 2010 2:35 PM

[With Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy receiving a rare 5-Mics from The Source, reviewer/contributor Andreas Hale speaks on his analysis]

Continue reading "[Rating Kanye West] 5 Mics Wasn't Necessarily My Decision".

Dr. Dre Reveals Secret To Longevity, "I'm Not A Person That Really Gives A F*ck About Being On Camera"

December 7, 2010 2:10 PM

Renowned hip-hop producer Dr. Dre has revealed his secret to longevity in hip-hop and how he has been able to maintain his privacy from the public for over 20 years.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Reveals Secret To Longevity, "I'm Not A Person That Really Gives A F*ck About Being On Camera".

Doug E. Fresh's $2 Million Tax Woes Exposed

December 7, 2010 1:55 PM

Hip-Hop pioneer Doug E. Fresh's tax records have reportedly leaked online and show him owing over $2 million to the government.

Continue reading Doug E. Fresh's $2 Million Tax Woes Exposed.

Drake's Producer Accused Of Swiping Kanye West, "Ye Cussed Me Out One Day About Jacking His Sound"

December 7, 2010 12:40 PM

Young Money star Drake's producer, 40, has revealed being called out by Kanye West for allegedly using one of his signature sounds.

Continue reading Drake's Producer Accused Of Swiping Kanye West, "Ye Cussed Me Out One Day About Jacking His Sound".

Diddy Ain't Touchin' J. Lo's, Just De Niro's Fun Bags

December 7, 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. Who's got next?

Continue reading Diddy Ain't Touchin' J. Lo's, Just De Niro's Fun Bags.

T.I., "No Mercy"

December 7, 2010 12:00 PM

Incarcerated rapper T.I. is back on the streets in digital form with the release of his seventh LP, entitled No Mercy.

Continue reading T.I., "No Mercy".

Rick Ross Downplays Keri Hilson's Sex-Charged "Love Me" Content, "I Love To See The Creative Side"

December 7, 2010 10:37 AM

Southern rapper Rick Ross has shared his input on R&B singer Keri Hilson's sexually-charged "The Way You Love Me" music video since its recent controversial release.

Continue reading Rick Ross Downplays Keri Hilson's Sex-Charged "Love Me" Content, "I Love To See The Creative Side".

Kim Kardashian Addresses Kanye West, Pregnancy Rumors

December 7, 2010 10:12 AM

Television reality star Kim Kardashian has stepped forward to address rumors this week claiming she is pregnant with Kanye West's child.

Continue reading Kim Kardashian Addresses Kanye West, Pregnancy Rumors.

Diddy Apologizes For "Last Train To Paris" Delay, "We're Sorry"

December 7, 2010 9:44 AM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has revealed the truth behind his multiple Last Train to Paris album delays and why its release next week is official.

Continue reading Diddy Apologizes For "Last Train To Paris" Delay, "We're Sorry".

Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz Experience Life After Death, "It Feels So Amazing To Be Alive Again"

December 7, 2010 9:22 AM

Married super couple Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz are two among many celebrities who have risen from their recent digital deaths in light of reaching a $1 million World AIDS Day fund raising goal.

Continue reading Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz Experience Life After Death, "It Feels So Amazing To Be Alive Again".

Caption Diss: Diddy Checks Out Robert De Niro

December 7, 2010 12:15 AM

Hey Lady: Diddy takes a look at Robert De Niro during their "Saturday Night Live" sketch

Be sure to submit your witty narration in today's SOHH Caption Diss

Baby & Shyne's Cash Money Record Deal Loses Steam

December 6, 2010 9:40 PM

Cash Money Records co-founder Baby has updated fans hoping to hear rapper Shyne release new music through his popular label, home to Bow Wow and Lil Wayne.

Continue reading Baby & Shyne's Cash Money Record Deal Loses Steam.

Crooked I Breaks Silence On Funkmaster Flex, "I Couldn't Believe [He'd] Speak On 2Pac Like That In Public"

December 6, 2010 6:27 PM

West Coast rapper Crooked I has broken his silence on New York radio personality Funkmaster Flex recently sharing his controversial stance on the late Tupac Shakur.

Continue reading Crooked I Breaks Silence On Funkmaster Flex, "I Couldn't Believe [He'd] Speak On 2Pac Like That In Public".

Drake Wants To Step Up To Kanye West's "5-Mic" Level

December 6, 2010 6:00 PM

Young Money star Drake has shared his reaction to Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy receiving a the rare 5-Mic rating from renowned hip-hop publication The Source.

Continue reading Drake Wants To Step Up To Kanye West's "5-Mic" Level.

Rick Ross On Young Jeezy Rift, "If We Gonna Play That Sport, Let's [Do It] Like Men"

December 6, 2010 4:50 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross has admitted to having an aversion toward Young Jeezy after his Def Jam labelmate released a  "B.M.F." earlier this year that has been speculated to be aimed at him.

Continue reading Rick Ross On Young Jeezy Rift, "If We Gonna Play That Sport, Let's [Do It] Like Men".

Janelle Monae Hopes To Take That, Take That Grammy Award [Video]

December 6, 2010 4:00 PM

Bad Boy Records' Janelle Monae has shared her reaction to being nominated to possibly take home multiple trophies from the 2011 Grammy Awards ceremony.

Continue reading Janelle Monae Hopes To Take That, Take That Grammy Award [Video].

"Those Who Really Need To Be Worried By Nicki Minaj's Record Is Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Nelly Furtado"

December 6, 2010 3:50 PM

Hip-Hop pioneer MC Lyte has weighed in on the recent exchange between Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim and pointed out who should be in fear of the Barbie's musical reign.

Continue reading "Those Who Really Need To Be Worried By Nicki Minaj's Record Is Fergie, Gwen Stefani, Nelly Furtado".

Alex Da Kid On "Takeover" Versus "Ether" Debate, "Both Meant So Much To Hip-Hop"

December 6, 2010 1:30 PM

In light of Jay-Z's recent admission that he felt his "Takeover" was a better diss record than Nas' "Ether", SOHH hit up producer Alex Da Kid to get his take on the debate.

Continue reading Alex Da Kid On "Takeover" Versus "Ether" Debate, "Both Meant So Much To Hip-Hop".

5 Reasons Why You Should Buy "Just Charlie": "I'm The Greatest R&B Singer You Got Living"

December 6, 2010 12:45 PM

[With this week's release of Just Charlie, renowned R&B vocalist Charlie Wilson presents his Top 5 reasons why you need this album in your life.]

Continue reading 5 Reasons Why You Should Buy "Just Charlie": "I'm The Greatest R&B Singer You Got Living".

Rick Ross Tells Chrisette Michele To Watch Her Mouth, "Using Ugly Words Could Give Off The Wrong Impression"

December 6, 2010 12:10 PM

Southern rapper Rick Ross has broken his silence on allegations of bowing out on R&B singer Chrisette Michele at last month's Soul Train Awards for their would-be performance; and reacted to her calling out hip-hop culture.

Continue reading Rick Ross Tells Chrisette Michele To Watch Her Mouth, "Using Ugly Words Could Give Off The Wrong Impression".

Brandy Envies Jay-Z & Beyonce's Love, "They're Like My Favorite Couple"

December 6, 2010 11:40 AM

R&B singer Brandy has opened up about her romance woes, admitting her admiration of Jay-Z and Beyonce's relationship revealed what she is looking for in a man.

Continue reading Brandy Envies Jay-Z & Beyonce's Love, "They're Like My Favorite Couple".

DJ Premier Wants To Give Eminem "The Illest, What-The-F*ck-Is-That" Record

December 6, 2010 11:00 AM

Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Premier recently discussed his admiration of Grammy-winning rapper Eminem and what type of record he envisions producing for Slim Shady.

Continue reading DJ Premier Wants To Give Eminem "The Illest, What-The-F*ck-Is-That" Record.

Jay-Z Fires Up George W. Bush/Hurricane Katrina Debate, "All You Saw On The News Was Black People W/ Help Signs"

December 6, 2010 9:31 AM

Rap mogul Jay-Z has reignited the debate over  former United States President George W. Bush's efforts to address 2005's massive Hurricane Katrina disaster in New Orleans.

Continue reading Jay-Z Fires Up George W. Bush/Hurricane Katrina Debate, "All You Saw On The News Was Black People W/ Help Signs".

Rick Ross Responds To Grammy Awards Snub, "I Had A Wonderful Year"

December 6, 2010 9:06 AM

Southern rapper Rick Ross has stepped forward to address not being nominated for a Grammy award for a second straight year despite hits like "Super High" and "Blowin' Money Fast" off his Teflon Don album

Continue reading Rick Ross Responds To Grammy Awards Snub, "I Had A Wonderful Year".

Photo of the Day: Lloyd Banks Shows Love To Maryland Students

December 6, 2010 12:10 AM

Start It Up: G-Unit's Lloyd Banks shows support to Kenmoor Middle School students in Maryland.

Photo taken from Lloyd Banks' Twitter

Baby On Young Money's Grammy Night, "It's A Win-Win Across The Board"

December 5, 2010 10:55 AM

In light of the recent Grammy nominations announcement this week, Cash Money Records' co-founder Baby has shared his reaction and predicts his roster's fare during the ceremony.

Continue reading Baby On Young Money's Grammy Night, "It's A Win-Win Across The Board".

Game Makes Wiz Khalifa "R.E.D." Certified

December 5, 2010 10:41 AM

West Coast rapper Game has announced rap newcomer Wiz Khalifa will be featured on his upcoming R.E.D. album.

Continue reading Game Makes Wiz Khalifa "R.E.D." Certified.

Soulja Boy On Lupe Fiasco "Super Lyrical" Remarks, "I Don't Even Care, 'Cause Controversy Sells"

December 5, 2010 10:17 AM

Southern rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em recently reflected on his recently published admission that he didn't wish to create indecipherable lyrics and referenced Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco as an example.

Continue reading Soulja Boy On Lupe Fiasco "Super Lyrical" Remarks, "I Don't Even Care, 'Cause Controversy Sells".

B.I.G. Saved The LOX From Death, "We Were All About To Get Into That Same Car" [Video]

December 5, 2010 9:39 AM

The LOX's Sheek Louch recently reflected on his memories of the late Notorious B.I.G. and said the Bad Boy superstar prevented his crew from riding in the same vehicle where he was fatally shot 13 years ago.

Continue reading B.I.G. Saved The LOX From Death, "We Were All About To Get Into That Same Car" [Video].

DJ Premier Discusses Unfinished Jay-Z Album, "He Wanted Me To Do The Whole Thing"

December 5, 2010 9:04 AM

Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Premier has divulged details on a past request from Jay-Z to collaborate on an album that was never officially released.

Continue reading DJ Premier Discusses Unfinished Jay-Z Album, "He Wanted Me To Do The Whole Thing".

Photo of the Day: Game Shows Off His New Haircut

December 5, 2010 12:10 AM

International Players Anthem: Game shows off his new haircut fresh out of Europe.

Photo taken from Game's Twitter

UPDATE: Suge Knight Captured By Los Angeles Police

December 4, 2010 9:49 PM

Former Death Row Records owner Marion "Suge" Knight was reportedly taken in by police last night (December 3) in California on an arrest warrant dating back to mid-November.

Continue reading UPDATE: Suge Knight Captured By Los Angeles Police.

Bun B, Styles P, Talib Kweli Remember Pimp C

December 4, 2010 12:04 PM

Rappers Bun B, Styles P. and Talib Kweli have paid homage to the memory of late UGK member Pimp C on the three year anniversary of his passing.

Continue reading Bun B, Styles P, Talib Kweli Remember Pimp C.

Baby Reacts To "Pink Friday" Sales, "It's Been 15 Years Since Anybody Did That"

December 4, 2010 11:52 AM

Cash Money Records' Baby has shared his reaction to Nicki Minaj's Pink Friday setting the bar for female emcees and selling over 375,000 copies in its first-week sales.

Continue reading Baby Reacts To "Pink Friday" Sales, "It's Been 15 Years Since Anybody Did That".

Nicki Minaj Asks For Lil' Kim R.E.S.P.E.C.T., "She Can Be A Nasty Character"

December 4, 2010 11:42 AM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has opened up about her feelings on Lil Kim in light of recent public disses directed at her in interviews and on records.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Asks For Lil' Kim R.E.S.P.E.C.T., "She Can Be A Nasty Character".

Lloyd Announces Post-Murder Inc. Debut Release

December 4, 2010 11:28 AM

Former Murder Inc. singer Lloyd has announced the release date of his Interscope Records debut album, King of Hearts.

Continue reading Lloyd Announces Post-Murder Inc. Debut Release.

Suge Knight On The Run From Police

December 4, 2010 11:18 AM

Former Death Row Records owner Marion "Suge" Knight has reportedly been on the run from police since a warrant for his arrest was issued late last month.

Continue reading Suge Knight On The Run From Police.

Drake On Fake Rumors: "When You Look At Something Like I Was Smashing Wayne's Girl, It's Evidently A Ploy"

December 4, 2010 11:00 AM

Young Money's Drake has discussed his issues with blog sites reporting misinformation and how he manages to not allow fake rumors to upset him.

Continue reading Drake On Fake Rumors: "When You Look At Something Like I Was Smashing Wayne's Girl, It's Evidently A Ploy".

SOHH's Top Celebs You Won't See At Jay-Z's B-Day Party (That AREN'T Dame Dash)

December 3, 2010 11:30 PM

[With tomorrow marking Roc Nation CEO Jay-Z's 41st birthday, SOHH has compiled a list of celebrity guests you most likely won't catch toasting to his honor.]

Continue reading SOHH's Top Celebs You Won't See At Jay-Z's B-Day Party (That AREN'T Dame Dash).

"People Don't Give [Bow Wow] The Respect He Deserves"

December 3, 2010 10:32 PM

Southern rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em has displayed his respect and admiration for relatively young hip-hop veteran Bow Wow by describing his underrated status in the rap game.

Continue reading "People Don't Give [Bow Wow] The Respect He Deserves".

Kanye West Reveals Romance Woes, "I'm Trying To Decide Who The Mother Of My Child Will Be"

December 3, 2010 9:35 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has opened up about his romance woes and how vital it is for him to have a child to help carry on his legacy.

Continue reading Kanye West Reveals Romance Woes, "I'm Trying To Decide Who The Mother Of My Child Will Be".

Baby Referees Nicki Minaj/Lil Kim Feud, "Nobody Has To Be Saluted"

December 3, 2010 7:10 PM

Cash Money Records' Baby has stepped in-between the current tension surrounding Young Money star Nicki Minaj and rap veteran Lil Kim.

Continue reading Baby Referees Nicki Minaj/Lil Kim Feud, "Nobody Has To Be Saluted".

Eminem & B.o.B. Hitmaker Predicts Grammy Awards Night Sweep

December 3, 2010 6:10 PM

After being nominated in five Grammy Awards categories for his work on B.o.B.'s "Airplanes Part II" and Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie," SOHH sat down with hitmaker Alex Da Kid to get predictions on the upcoming big night.

Continue reading Eminem & B.o.B. Hitmaker Predicts Grammy Awards Night Sweep.

50 Cent Admits Going Wacko For Jacko, "I Don't Usually Get Nervous" [Video]

December 3, 2010 5:55 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has divulged details on his contributing to the late Michael Jackson's upcoming posthumous album Michael, and revealed the anxiety he felt while conversing with the star.

Continue reading 50 Cent Admits Going Wacko For Jacko, "I Don't Usually Get Nervous" [Video].

Keri Hilson On Her Freak Side, "Sometimes I Do Wanna Be F*cked" [Video]

December 3, 2010 5:20 PM

R&B singer Keri Hilson has stepped forward to defend the controversial, explicit content depicted in her latest music video, "The Way You Love Me."

Continue reading Keri Hilson On Her Freak Side, "Sometimes I Do Wanna Be F*cked" [Video].

Slim Thug On His Ideal Wifey, "I Like Women That Like Women"

December 3, 2010 4:25 PM

Southern rapper Slim Thug has described the qualities he looks for in a woman and why females should be more open to leading a bisexual lifestyle.

Continue reading Slim Thug On His Ideal Wifey, "I Like Women That Like Women".

Drake Lights Up Over Mission Accomplished

December 3, 2010 1:45 PM

Young Money rapper Drake has shared his reaction to being nominated for four 2011 Grammy Awards and how this achievement has been his dream realized.

Continue reading Drake Lights Up Over Mission Accomplished .

Kanye West's G.O.O.D. A** Week, Nicki Minaj Wants More Cheese, Lloyd Banks Loses Our Appetite

December 3, 2010 1:00 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we rejoice in Kanye West's G.O.O.D. week, find out why Nicki Minaj wants more cheese, lots and lots of cheese, try to figure out Lloyd Banks' flop and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Kanye West's G.O.O.D. A** Week, Nicki Minaj Wants More Cheese, Lloyd Banks Loses Our Appetite.

Yung Berg Wants To Save DMX's Career, "I Wish I Could Just Give Him One Of These Hit Records" [Video]

December 3, 2010 12:25 PM

Rapper Yung Berg has publicly reached out to recently jailed artist DMX and said he hoped to one day get a chance to help resurrect the troubled star's career.

Continue reading Yung Berg Wants To Save DMX's Career, "I Wish I Could Just Give Him One Of These Hit Records" [Video].

Sheek Louch Kills L.A. Reid's Bad Guy Image, "I'm Not Even Being Generic"

December 3, 2010 12:05 PM

After Island Def Jam CEO L.A. Reid received criticism from Nas and Shyne over his executive practices, SOHH hit up Sheek Louch to clarify his boss' business ethics.

Continue reading Sheek Louch Kills L.A. Reid's Bad Guy Image, "I'm Not Even Being Generic".

50 Cent Shotguns Soulja Boy, "I Won't Make The Same Mistakes He Made"

December 3, 2010 11:40 AM

Southern rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em recently opened up about his admiration for 50 Cent and how the G-Unit leader is one of the few seasoned emcees who helped guide his career.

Continue reading 50 Cent Shotguns Soulja Boy, "I Won't Make The Same Mistakes He Made".

DJ Premier Reveals Unreleased Jay-Z Diss, "He Said A Lot Of Slick Sh*t About A Lot Of People"

December 3, 2010 11:25 AM

Hip-Hop pioneer DJ Premier has come forward to discuss an unreleased diss track he produced for Jay-Z at the beginning of the rap mogul's career, which called out multiple people.

Continue reading DJ Premier Reveals Unreleased Jay-Z Diss, "He Said A Lot Of Slick Sh*t About A Lot Of People".

Photo of the Day: Jay-Z's Birthday Party

December 3, 2010 12:10 AM

It's A Celebration: SOHH celebrates Jay-Z's 41st birthday.

Don't forget to peep SOHH's list of the Top Celebs You Won't See At Jay-Z's Birthday Party this year!

Kurtis Blow Slams Drug Bust Reports, "TMZ Is Bugging"

December 2, 2010 10:48 PM

Hip-Hop pioneer Kurtis Blow has stepped forward to address speculation claiming he was arrested today on drug possession charges in California.

Continue reading Kurtis Blow Slams Drug Bust Reports, "TMZ Is Bugging".

Joell Ortiz Is On The Prowl, "I'm Just Looking For A Partner Right Now"

December 2, 2010 10:33 PM

Slaughterhouse's Joell Ortiz has addressed his new Free Agent album leaking onto the Internet this week and what the final contractual obligation to E1 Music means for his career.

Continue reading Joell Ortiz Is On The Prowl, "I'm Just Looking For A Partner Right Now".

Soulja Boy Clarifies His Kat Stacks Affection, "I Don't Love That B*tch"

December 2, 2010 10:10 PM

Rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em has come forward to clarify recent sarcastic remarks about celebrity groupie Kat Stacks which included the phrase, "I love her."

Continue reading Soulja Boy Clarifies His Kat Stacks Affection, "I Don't Love That B*tch".

Keri Hilson Admits Being A Hopeless Romantic, "I Tolerate A Bit More Than I Should"

December 2, 2010 10:00 PM

R&B singer Keri Hilson has opened up about being single and the difficulties she encounters when it comes to finding the right partner in a relationship.

Continue reading Keri Hilson Admits Being A Hopeless Romantic, "I Tolerate A Bit More Than I Should".

Maino Caught Riding Dirty In New York City

December 2, 2010 6:35 PM

Brooklyn rapper Maino was caught riding dirty through New York City this week after new reports claim he was pulled over and confronted by police.

Continue reading Maino Caught Riding Dirty In New York City.

Kanye West's "Fantasy" Gets Five On It, Issued Rare Rating

December 2, 2010 6:00 PM

Renowned hip-hop scribe The Source has awarded Kanye West's new album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy with its iconic "5 Mic" rating, an accolade hardly bestowed by the publication.

Continue reading Kanye West's "Fantasy" Gets Five On It, Issued Rare Rating.

Q-Tip Snubs A Tribe Called Quest Documentary, "Respect The Band"

December 2, 2010 5:54 PM

Rap veteran Q-Tip has called out the makers of an upcoming A Tribe Called Quest documentary reportedly being put together by director/actor Michael Rapaport.

Continue reading Q-Tip Snubs A Tribe Called Quest Documentary, "Respect The Band".

Diddy's Girls Will Always Be Dirty, "We Gonna Be 78 [Performing]"

December 2, 2010 5:35 PM

Diddy's Dirty Money groupmates Dawn and Kaleena, have offered a glimpse into their future, predicting where their brand will rest after many years into their careers.

Continue reading Diddy's Girls Will Always Be Dirty, "We Gonna Be 78 [Performing]".

Duke Da God On Dipset's E1 Music Ditch, "I Think We Outgrew [Them]"

December 2, 2010 4:55 PM

Diplomats' A&R rep Duke Da God recently weighed in on Dipset's pursuit to join a major record label and why the group's run at independent label E1 has come to an end.

Continue reading Duke Da God On Dipset's E1 Music Ditch, "I Think We Outgrew [Them]".

Eve On Nicki Minaj's Barbie Power, "Her Music Is Not For Every Female" [Video]

December 2, 2010 12:20 PM

Ruff Ryders' Eve has shared her thoughts on Nicki Minaj's launch into super-stardom and explained why she feels hip-hop needs more female leadership and unity.

Continue reading Eve On Nicki Minaj's Barbie Power, "Her Music Is Not For Every Female" [Video].

Game Adds His Ingredients To Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg's "Kush" [Audio]

December 2, 2010 9:31 AM

West Coast rapper Game has added his style and contribution to the new Dr. Dre "Kush" record which also features Snoop Dogg.

Continue reading Game Adds His Ingredients To Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg's "Kush" [Audio].

Kanye West's "Fantasy" Faces Stiff Sales Competition Next Week

December 2, 2010 8:46 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy may face steep competition atop the sales chart next week with releases from Black Eyed Peas, Jazmine Sullivan, Chrisette Michele and more.

Continue reading Kanye West's "Fantasy" Faces Stiff Sales Competition Next Week.

Jim Jones & N.O.R.E. Roar Against Gov't Shutting Down Rap Sites

December 2, 2010 8:28 AM

New York rappers Jim Jones and N.O.R.E. have come forward to address the government's recent shutdown of popular hip-hop websites over piracy and illegal sales accusations.

Continue reading Jim Jones & N.O.R.E. Roar Against Gov't Shutting Down Rap Sites.

Nicki Minaj Keeps Nurturing "Pink Friday", "I Gave Birth To My Baby, Now I'm Gonna Teach It How To Walk"

December 2, 2010 8:18 AM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has opened up about her Pink Friday debut album making Top 200 Nielsen SoundScan history and why she is not done promoting the LP.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Keeps Nurturing "Pink Friday", "I Gave Birth To My Baby, Now I'm Gonna Teach It How To Walk".

Eminem & Jay-Z Score Huge Grammy Nods

December 2, 2010 7:49 AM

Grammy-winning rappers Eminem and Jay-Z will lead the way in the upcoming 53rd Annual Grammy Awards ceremony set to take place in Los Angeles.

Continue reading Eminem & Jay-Z Score Huge Grammy Nods.

Photo of the Day: Rick Ross Stunts In His Whip

December 2, 2010 12:05 AM

Aston Martin Music: Rick Ross shows who is the boss while riding around town.

Photo taken from Rick Ross' Twitter

Chelsea Handler Gets Steamy Over 50 Cent, "I Call Him Curtis When We're Having Sex"

December 1, 2010 10:10 PM

Comedian Chelsea Handler has re-sparked intimacy rumors involving her and 50 Cent by talking about their relationship on "The Tonight Show."

Continue reading Chelsea Handler Gets Steamy Over 50 Cent, "I Call Him Curtis When We're Having Sex".

Diddy's Star-Studded "Last Train" Derails

December 1, 2010 9:40 PM

The tracklisting to Diddy's upcoming Last Train to Paris album has leaked online and shows guest appearances by Swizz Beatz, T.I., Drake and more.

Continue reading Diddy's Star-Studded "Last Train" Derails.

Twista Exposes The Windy City's Problems, "[We're] In Trouble Right Now"

December 1, 2010 5:50 PM

Chicago rapper Twista attempts to aid with his hometown's violence epidemic in a new documentary set to drop next week called Mr. Immortality: The Life & Times of Twista.

Continue reading Twista Exposes The Windy City's Problems, "[We're] In Trouble Right Now".

Nicki Minaj On "Pink Friday" Sales, "[It's] The Highest Selling First Week From A Female In History"

December 1, 2010 5:09 PM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has shared her shocked reaction to Pink Friday dominating the sales chart and selling 376,000 copies in its first-week.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj On "Pink Friday" Sales, "[It's] The Highest Selling First Week From A Female In History".

Soulja Boy Settles Lupe Fiasco Lyrical Dispute, "Controversy Sells"

December 1, 2010 4:33 PM

Soulja Boy Tell Em has come forward to update fans on the status of his relationship with Lupe Fiasco weeks after playfully taunting the rapper's lyricism.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Settles Lupe Fiasco Lyrical Dispute, "Controversy Sells".

Snoop Dogg To Get Nice & Royally "Wet"

December 1, 2010 4:05 PM

West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg has leaked a new song entitled "Wet", which he reportedly plans to perform in England for Prince William's upcoming bachelor party.

Continue reading Snoop Dogg To Get Nice & Royally "Wet" .

Ice Cube Applauds His 10 Favorite West Coast Tracks

December 1, 2010 3:30 PM

Rap veteran Ice Cube has named his favorite songs from fellow Left Coast artists such as Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, as well as selecting a song which best represents their region.

Continue reading Ice Cube Applauds His 10 Favorite West Coast Tracks.

Game Reacts To Lloyd Banks' "HFM2" Sales, "I Knew You Could Do It Champ!"

December 1, 2010 2:55 PM

West Coast rapper Game has commented on the sales of Lloyd Banks' new Hunger For More 2 LP and applauded his former G-Unit groupmate's chart achievement.

Continue reading Game Reacts To Lloyd Banks' "HFM2" Sales, "I Knew You Could Do It Champ!".

Eve Tells Dr. Dre To Show & Prove, "I Believe In You Dre But Where's The Album?" [Video]

December 1, 2010 1:35 PM

Former Aftermath Records artist Eve has shared her thoughts on the on Dr. Dre's long-awaited Detox LP delay and questions the project's existence.

Continue reading Eve Tells Dr. Dre To Show & Prove, "I Believe In You Dre But Where's The Album?" [Video].

DJ Premier Co-Signs Yelawolf, "He's Kind Of Spooky & Weird But He's Coming W/ His Own Spirit"

December 1, 2010 12:45 PM

Rap pioneer DJ Premier has voiced his support of hip-hop newcomer Yelawolf and notes the Southern emcee's content and character diversity.

Continue reading DJ Premier Co-Signs Yelawolf, "He's Kind Of Spooky & Weird But He's Coming W/ His Own Spirit".

Kanye West Fantasizes Above Competition, Nicki Minaj Turns "Pink" At No. 2, Lloyd Banks, Jay-Z & Ne-Yo Invade The Chart

December 1, 2010 12:35 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Kanye West dominates the competition, Nicki Minaj's debut album lands softly at No. 2, plus new releases from Lloyd Banks, Jay-Z and Ne-Yo make the chart.

Continue reading Kanye West Fantasizes Above Competition, Nicki Minaj Turns "Pink" At No. 2, Lloyd Banks, Jay-Z & Ne-Yo Invade The Chart.

Yung Berg Stole "Jesus Walks" From Kanye West, "How Crazy Is That?" [Video]

December 1, 2010 12:15 PM

Embattled rapper Yung Berg has revealed a past opportunity to create a name for himself as a teenager by utilizing a stolen version of Kanye West's Grammy-winning track, "Jesus Walks."

Continue reading Yung Berg Stole "Jesus Walks" From Kanye West, "How Crazy Is That?" [Video].

Just Blaze Champions Kanye West, "Quincy Jones Wouldn't Know What To Do In Front Of Pro Tools" [Video]

December 1, 2010 11:50 AM

Producer Just Blaze has come to the defense of Kanye West days after music mogul Quincy Jones blasted an interviewer for drawing comparisons between him and the Grammy-winning artist.

Continue reading Just Blaze Champions Kanye West, "Quincy Jones Wouldn't Know What To Do In Front Of Pro Tools" [Video].

Sheek Louch On DMX's "F*ck Jay-Z" Remark, "That's Nothing New" [Video]

December 1, 2010 11:20 AM

Ruff Ryders associate Sheek Louch has shared his reaction to DMX calling out Jay-Z during an Arizona concert last month just days before getting arrested for probation violation.

Continue reading Sheek Louch On DMX's "F*ck Jay-Z" Remark, "That's Nothing New" [Video].

Photo of the Day: Nicki Minaj & Drake

December 1, 2010 12:05 AM

Fireworks: Nicki Minaj and Drake share a moment under the spotlight.

Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, "The DeAndre Way"

December 1, 2010 12:00 AM

Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy Tell 'Em returns with his third studio release, The DeAndre Way.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, "The DeAndre Way".

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