July 2011 Archives

Lauryn Hill Bounces Back After Baby, Rocks Hot Summer Stage

July 31, 2011 6:28 PM

Days after giving birth to her sixth child, Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill made her return to the stage this weekend rocking a Los Angeles crowd for a festival show.

Continue reading Lauryn Hill Bounces Back After Baby, Rocks Hot Summer Stage.

Drake Makes Headlines W/ Long-Awaited "Take Care" Premiere Single [Audio]

July 31, 2011 5:53 PM

Young Money star Drake has decided to help fans prepare for the month of August by releasing the first official single off his upcoming new album, Take Care.

Continue reading Drake Makes Headlines W/ Long-Awaited "Take Care" Premiere Single [Audio].

Game Doesn't Want Big Sean Feud But Ready, "Ain't Never Lost A Rap Beef & I Never Will! I Wrote '300 Bars'"

July 31, 2011 11:21 AM

West Coast rapper Game has clarified his "Uncle Otis" jab toward G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean and said while he hopes to avoid any rap beef, he is ultimately prepared if need be.

Continue reading Game Doesn't Want Big Sean Feud But Ready, "Ain't Never Lost A Rap Beef & I Never Will! I Wrote '300 Bars'".

DMX's Rep Receives A Reality Check, "He Called Me Again & Requested I Clear Up The Rumors"

July 31, 2011 11:03 AM

After back-and-forth reporting surrounding a possible upcoming reality show based on troubled artist DMX, the rapper's publicist has stepped forward to clear the air once and for all.

Continue reading DMX's Rep Receives A Reality Check, "He Called Me Again & Requested I Clear Up The Rumors".

B.o.B. Gets Big Things Poppin' For T.I., Earns Ambassador Status

July 31, 2011 10:46 AM

Grand Hustle's B.o.B.'s support for his home team will continue throughout 2011 as new reports claim the Atlanta rapper has become the brand ambassador for T.I.'s Akoo Clothing.

Continue reading B.o.B. Gets Big Things Poppin' For T.I., Earns Ambassador Status.

Photo of the Day: Big Sean Shows Off His Big Kicks

July 31, 2011 12:00 AM

Kicks 'R' Us: G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean shows off his fresh Adidas.

Photo taken from Big Sean's Twitter

"I Won't Put Myself Up There W/ Nas, Jay-Z & Them [But] I'm Killing These New N*ggas"

July 30, 2011 9:27 PM

New York rapper Saigon has taken a look at the man in the mirror and reflected on how his emcee skills compare to rap's elite including late mogul 2Pac along with Nas and Jay-Z.

Continue reading "I Won't Put Myself Up There W/ Nas, Jay-Z & Them [But] I'm Killing These New N*ggas".

Soulja Boy's Rep Crashes $55 Mil Private Jet Reports

July 30, 2011 5:25 PM

Hours after reports emerged online claiming 21 year-old rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em purchased a $55 million private jet, one of his representatives has stepped forward to crash the hype.

Continue reading Soulja Boy's Rep Crashes $55 Mil Private Jet Reports.

G.O.O.D. Music's Past & Present Artists Address Consequence's Disses [Video]

July 30, 2011 4:40 PM

The war of words between G.O.O.D. Music and ex-affiliate Consequence appear to be far from over as past and present artists on the label have stepped up to speak out.

Continue reading G.O.O.D. Music's Past & Present Artists Address Consequence's Disses [Video].

Shyne Gives Up Booty Calls & One Night Stands, "You Know How Much I Love Women"

July 30, 2011 4:20 PM

Reformed rapper Shyne has decided to push his body to its limit by sacrificing sexual activity while working on a follow-up album to his 2004 release, Godfather Buried Alive.

Continue reading Shyne Gives Up Booty Calls & One Night Stands, "You Know How Much I Love Women".

"If We Can Pull Those Fans Into Our Lane, We'll Really Be An Unstoppable Force"

July 30, 2011 4:15 PM

With their new Murderville book in stores, SOHH recently hit up writing duo Ashley and Jaquavis Coleman about their new Cash Money Content debut.

Continue reading "If We Can Pull Those Fans Into Our Lane, We'll Really Be An Unstoppable Force".

Game Ready For Lil Wayne Face-Off, "[Weezy's] My N*gga, But 'R.E.D.'s' Gonna Be Album Of The Year"

July 30, 2011 4:00 PM

West Coast rapper Game is ready for a retail battle with Lil Wayne's upcoming Tha Carter IV as both projects are slated to drop at the end of August.

Continue reading Game Ready For Lil Wayne Face-Off, "[Weezy's] My N*gga, But 'R.E.D.'s' Gonna Be Album Of The Year".

Photo of the Day: Pusha T Shows Off His Fitted Stash

July 30, 2011 12:00 AM

Leaders of the New School: G.O.O.D. Music's Pusha T shows off his fitted cap game.

Photo taken from Pusha T's Twitter

DMC's Ready To Walk His Adidas To Broadway, "We Gotta Do It Big"

July 29, 2011 5:50 PM

Since the anticipated Andre 3000/Jimi Hendrix flick recently hit a major roadblock, SOHH decided to hit up Run-DMC's DMC to find out when his crew's much-discussed biopic heads to the big screen.

Continue reading DMC's Ready To Walk His Adidas To Broadway, "We Gotta Do It Big".

"Nobody Woulda Jumped In That Ring With Jadakiss [Like] I Did..."

July 29, 2011 5:00 PM

[Fresh off the release of his new single "B-Boy Stance", Philly rapper Beanie Sigel reflects upon his past allegiance to Jay-Z before the downfall of Roc-A-Fella Records.]

Continue reading "Nobody Woulda Jumped In That Ring With Jadakiss [Like] I Did...".

Papoose Snubs The Majors, Still American Dreamin'

July 29, 2011 4:00 PM

New York rapper Papoose has decided to stop waiting for major label support and will finally drop his long-awaited Nacirema Dream debut album independently.

Continue reading Papoose Snubs The Majors, Still American Dreamin'.

Did Roc Nation Take Too Long To Cook Up Cole's Album? 3 Ways To Stir A Hunger For More. [Click Here & Speak]

July 29, 2011 3:30 PM


If you think of a label like a restaurant, its clear that listeners have alot of choices with whom they choose to do business.

Continue reading Did Roc Nation Take Too Long To Cook Up Cole's Album? 3 Ways To Stir A Hunger For More. [Click Here & Speak].

"I Had Done The Battles & I Feel Like I've Grown So Much Beyond That"

July 29, 2011 3:00 PM

[With the new release of her No Regrets project, rapper/singer LikWuid explains the concepts behind each of her EP's six records.]

Continue reading "I Had Done The Battles & I Feel Like I've Grown So Much Beyond That".

Miguel Says Don't Slip Up W/ Sexting, "You Could Make A Huge Mistake"

July 29, 2011 2:25 PM

R&B singer Miguel recently offered some advice to men and women who engage in "sexting",  and warned of the dangers behind being too free with the sexually-charged text messages.

Continue reading Miguel Says Don't Slip Up W/ Sexting, "You Could Make A Huge Mistake".

"I've Always Been A Jay-Z Groupie" [Video]

July 29, 2011 1:00 PM

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce recently gushed over her marriage to rap star Jay-Z and admitted to always being a fan of his, way before they formed a union.

Continue reading "I've Always Been A Jay-Z Groupie" [Video].

Consequence Wages War W/ The G.O.O.D., Bad & Ugly, 50 Cent Melts Down & Cools Off, Game's Publicity Stunt Works

July 29, 2011 12:55 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, we see how Consequence goes all in against his G.O.O.D. Music enemies, watch 50 Cent as he melts down and cools off simultaneously, peep how Game's "Uncle Otis" gave him "Doggy of the Week" honors and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Consequence Wages War W/ The G.O.O.D., Bad & Ugly, 50 Cent Melts Down & Cools Off, Game's Publicity Stunt Works.

"Daily Bread": "He's Got One Of The Best Voices In Hip-Hop"

July 29, 2011 12:25 PM

[With the new Daily Bread album in stores, group member Apollo Brown breaks down the Top 5 reasons you need this loaf in your stash.]

Continue reading "Daily Bread": "He's Got One Of The Best Voices In Hip-Hop".

Young Jeezy Promises The Snowman Can't Be Stopped, "If It Ain't Classic, It Ain't Monumental"

July 29, 2011 12:05 PM

Fans anticipating the new Young Jeezy Thug Motivation 103 album will be happy to hear the Atlanta rapper has no plans on further delaying his long-awaited new LP.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Promises The Snowman Can't Be Stopped, "If It Ain't Classic, It Ain't Monumental".

Soulja Boy's Got Money To Blow, Spends $55 Mil On B-Day Treat

July 29, 2011 11:45 AM

Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em appears to be living the good life as new reports claim the "Crank That" hitmaker spent $55 million on a private jet for his 21st birthday.

Continue reading Soulja Boy's Got Money To Blow, Spends $55 Mil On B-Day Treat.

50 Cent Blames Jay-Z For Delayed Kanye West Collabo, "I Don't Know If It'll Actually Happen During This Time Period"

July 29, 2011 11:35 AM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has plans to link back up with his former 2007 Nielsen SoundScan opponent Kanye West, however, the producer's work with Jay-Z has held up the progress.

Continue reading 50 Cent Blames Jay-Z For Delayed Kanye West Collabo, "I Don't Know If It'll Actually Happen During This Time Period".

Ludacris Ready To Drop "Gigawatts On Y'All A*ses, Get Ready For It"

July 29, 2011 10:55 AM

Weeks after promising to flood the streets with a new underground project, Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris has now revealed the name of his upcoming mixtape.

Continue reading Ludacris Ready To Drop "Gigawatts On Y'All A*ses, Get Ready For It".

Top 5 Heat Wave Trends: "Bentley Coupe, That's My Favorite Thing To Roll Out..."

July 29, 2011 12:05 AM

[With summer halfway through, SOHH highlights the hottest & coldest pop culture trends of 2011. Today, peep the Top 5 dopest fads from the perspective of some of entertainment's most opinionated personalities.]

Continue reading Top 5 Heat Wave Trends: "Bentley Coupe, That's My Favorite Thing To Roll Out...".

Photo of the Day: Heat Wave Trends

July 29, 2011 12:00 AM

Block Is Hot: Peep SOHH's Heat Wave feature today as celebrities/industry insiders name the hottest trends in 2011.

Drake & Rihanna Spotted At Adult Shop, "She Spent $1,000-Plus On Handcuffs, Edible Panties & A Chocolate P*nis!"

July 28, 2011 11:32 PM

Young Money star Drake and singer Rihanna are once again making headlines as a rumored couple with new reports claiming they recently visited an adult retail shop.

Continue reading Drake & Rihanna Spotted At Adult Shop, "She Spent $1,000-Plus On Handcuffs, Edible Panties & A Chocolate P*nis!".

G.O.O.D. Music's Pusha T To Consequence: "Nobody's Ever Checked For [You]" [Video]

July 28, 2011 8:06 PM

Turns out G.O.O.D. Music's Pusha T has decided to fully address ex-affiliate Consequence once and for all by playing off the rapper's recent disses toward his team.

Continue reading G.O.O.D. Music's Pusha T To Consequence: "Nobody's Ever Checked For [You]" [Video].

Verse Simmonds On Dome Swagger Jackers, "You Don't Beef Over Hair"

July 28, 2011 7:30 PM

In light of artists like 50 Cent, Lloyd, Miguel and Wiz Khalifa grabbing fans' attention with their new hairstyles, SOHH reached out to songwriter/singer Verse Simmonds, most known for his "Gumby" do, about the hype over domes.

Continue reading Verse Simmonds On Dome Swagger Jackers, "You Don't Beef Over Hair".

"What [50 Cent] Is To New York, I Am To Atlanta"

July 28, 2011 5:50 PM

Newly aligned G-Unit business partner Shawty Lo recently discussed his relationship with 50 Cent and why he relates closer to the New York rap star than most fans believe.

Continue reading "What [50 Cent] Is To New York, I Am To Atlanta".

"No Regrets": "This Is Probably Going To Be My Last Hip-Hop Project"

July 28, 2011 5:20 PM

[With today's release of No Regrets, rapper LikWuid gives her Top 5 reasons why fans should go out and purchase her final hip-hop project.]

Continue reading "No Regrets": "This Is Probably Going To Be My Last Hip-Hop Project".

J. Cole's In A Roc Nation State Of Mind, "I Took It To The Next Level"

July 28, 2011 5:05 PM

Roc Nation's J. Cole recently opened up about his long-awaited debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story, and how the album developed naturally for him.

Continue reading J. Cole's In A Roc Nation State Of Mind, "I Took It To The Next Level".

Miss Tila Pours Out For A Sip Of The Big Apple, "I've Pretty Much Done Every Single Thing..."

July 28, 2011 4:40 PM

Reality star-turned-singer/rapper Miss Tila (formerly Tila Tequila) has packed up her Hollywood bags to take a shot at the Big Apple and decided to give SOHH the inside scoop on her life-changing decision.

Continue reading Miss Tila Pours Out For A Sip Of The Big Apple, "I've Pretty Much Done Every Single Thing...".

Black Rob Wants The G-Unit Boss, "People Would Love To Hear 50 & Myself"

July 28, 2011 3:10 PM

Former Bad Boy Records artist Black Rob recently talked about taking on the music industry in 2011 and his aim to hop on a record alongside G-Unit's 50 Cent.

Continue reading Black Rob Wants The G-Unit Boss, "People Would Love To Hear 50 & Myself".

"He Was Really Popping Sh*t & He Don't Pop Sh*t, He's A Humble Dude" [Video]

July 28, 2011 2:05 PM

Former CNN group member N.O.R.E. recently talked about collaborating with The Neptunes' Pharrell Williams for their new "Finito" track and how surprisingly enthusiastic the hitmaker became on the record.

Continue reading "He Was Really Popping Sh*t & He Don't Pop Sh*t, He's A Humble Dude" [Video].

Top 5 Cold As Ice Trends: "Skinny Jeans Are Not What's Popping"

July 28, 2011 12:40 PM

[With summer halfway through, SOHH highlights the hottest & coldest pop culture trends of 2011. Today, peep the Top 5 worst fads from the perspective of some of entertainment's most opinionated personalities.]

Continue reading Top 5 Cold As Ice Trends: "Skinny Jeans Are Not What's Popping".

Wu-Tang Clan Hits Craigslist, On The Prowl For Interns

July 28, 2011 10:53 AM

Iconic rap group Wu-Tang Clan are reportedly on the prowl for some extra hands this summer as reports claim the Staten Island bunch are in need of interns.

Continue reading Wu-Tang Clan Hits Craigslist, On The Prowl For Interns.

Def Jam CEO Lashes Back At Broke Rumors, "I Don't Know What The F*ck They're Talking About"

July 28, 2011 10:26 AM

Island Def Jam CEO Barry Weiss has come forward to address recent reports and speculation claiming his music empire, home to Kanye West, Rick Ross, Young Jeezy and Rihanna, is experiencing financial woes.

Continue reading Def Jam CEO Lashes Back At Broke Rumors, "I Don't Know What The F*ck They're Talking About".

Kelly Rowland & Joss Stone's First-Week Sales Projections Revealed

July 28, 2011 9:47 AM

R&B stars Kelly Rowland and Joss Stone's first-week sales projections for their new albums, Here I Am and LP1, have been revealed.

Continue reading Kelly Rowland & Joss Stone's First-Week Sales Projections Revealed.

"Now Fat Joe Goes Into Any Store & Buys A 1X"

July 28, 2011 9:32 AM

Terror Squad affiliate DJ Khaled recently elaborated on his impression of Fat Joe shedding nearly 100 pounds and what lifestyle effects the new diet has had on the Bronx rapper.

Continue reading "Now Fat Joe Goes Into Any Store & Buys A 1X".

Young Jeezy Runs Into Police Melee In Atlanta

July 28, 2011 9:17 AM

Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy ran into law enforcement a few days ago after his flashy Ferrari caught the attention of hometown police for committing a traffic violation.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Runs Into Police Melee In Atlanta.

"He Was The 8-Bar Assassin, He Would Kill Everybody..."

July 28, 2011 12:15 AM

[Ain't Nuthin' To F*ck With: This week, SOHH celebrates the new release of Wu-Tang Clan's Legendary Weapons by featuring an entertainment personality naming a Wu member/affiliate they feel is the most underrated. After Angela Yee named Ghostface Killah earlier this week, Mickey Factz crowns Killa Sin SOHH Underrated.]

Continue reading "He Was The 8-Bar Assassin, He Would Kill Everybody...".

Photo of the Day: Cold As Ice Trends

July 28, 2011 12:00 AM

Ice, Ice, Baby: Peep SOHH's Cold As Ice feature today as celebrities/industry insiders name the coldest trends to avoid in 2011.

What Caused 50 Cent To Lose His Mind? 3 Reasons Why Fiddy Has Gone Psycho. [Click Here & Speak]

July 27, 2011 11:25 PM


The rap game drives people crazy, yo. From Consequence calling himself a wizard warrior then declaring war on Kanye's kingdom, to rapper Game daring his Twitter followers to kill him, to the kid 50 Cent holding a Dr. Dre song hostage, Hip Hop is turning into some "Lord of the Rings" as told by Martin Scorsese sh*t.

Continue reading What Caused 50 Cent To Lose His Mind? 3 Reasons Why Fiddy Has Gone Psycho. [Click Here & Speak].

UPDATE: 50 Cent Gives Dr. Dre A Pass, "He's Done Nothing But Help Me In My Career"

July 27, 2011 10:23 PM

It appears 50 Cent has experienced a sudden change of heart by deciding to not leak a Dr. Dre record hours prior to promising to deliver the track himself.

Continue reading UPDATE: 50 Cent Gives Dr. Dre A Pass, "He's Done Nothing But Help Me In My Career".

Consequence Labels Kanye West A "Puppet" Master, Fires More Shots At G.O.O.D. Music [Video]

July 27, 2011 10:02 PM

Former G.O.O.D. Music affiliate Consequence has shown no signs of slowing down his rage against Kanye West's team by releasing a new video taunting his former friend/associate.

Continue reading Consequence Labels Kanye West A "Puppet" Master, Fires More Shots At G.O.O.D. Music [Video].

Nicki Minaj's Stacked W/ Plenty Of Pizzazz, Says Britney Spears

July 27, 2011 9:34 PM

Pop star Britney Spears recently talked about recruiting Young Money star Nicki Minaj for her Femme Fatal nationwide tour and what attributes ultimately stand out on the colorful emcee.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj's Stacked W/ Plenty Of Pizzazz, Says Britney Spears.

DMX's "X-Tended Family" Reality Show Bogus, Rep Says

July 27, 2011 6:10 PM

Despite new reports of DMX planning to start up a new reality show called "X-Tended Family," a representative for the recently freed rapper has denied the claims.

Continue reading DMX's "X-Tended Family" Reality Show Bogus, Rep Says.

Nephew Tommy A** Kicks LeBron James, Amber Rose, Chris Brown & More

July 27, 2011 4:35 PM

In light of stand-up comedian Nephew Tommy's new Just My Thoughts DVD hitting stores this week, SOHH reached out to the funnyman to find out what celebrities he would induct into his famous "A** Whooping Factory".

Continue reading Nephew Tommy A** Kicks LeBron James, Amber Rose, Chris Brown & More.

Big Sean Addresses Game's "Otis" Diss, Consequence's Anti-G.O.O.D. Music Movement

July 27, 2011 4:00 PM

G.O.O.D. Music artist Big Sean has stepped forward to set the record straight in light of recent jabs thrown at his boss, Kanye West, courtesy of former affiliate Consequence and West Coast rapper Game. 

Continue reading Big Sean Addresses Game's "Otis" Diss, Consequence's Anti-G.O.O.D. Music Movement.

"Murderville": "We Tell Cocaine Stories & A Lot Of People Expect That From Us"

July 27, 2011 3:05 PM

[With this week's release of Murderville, Cash Money Content's Ashley & Jaquavis Coleman give you their Top 5 reasons to dig in your pockets and cop their new book.]

Continue reading "Murderville": "We Tell Cocaine Stories & A Lot Of People Expect That From Us".

N.O.R.E. Breaks Silence On Nas Beef, "I Had Never Got Over That Incident" [Video]

July 27, 2011 1:10 PM

Former CNN group member N.O.R.E. has broken silence on his past beef with Nas and why despite an apology, he did not forgive the Queensbridge rapper for publicly calling him out.

Continue reading N.O.R.E. Breaks Silence On Nas Beef, "I Had Never Got Over That Incident" [Video].

Lauryn Hill Issues Statement On Baby Daddy Cheating Allegations

July 27, 2011 1:00 PM

Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill has stepped forward and released a statement discussing recent rumors about her newborn baby's father, Rohan Marley, cheating during her pregnancy.

Continue reading Lauryn Hill Issues Statement On Baby Daddy Cheating Allegations.

Black Rob On DMX's Music Career, "Maybe He Feels Like This Ain't His Calling No More"

July 27, 2011 12:45 PM

With DMX now free to roam the streets, SOHH recently hit up his "24 Hours To Live" collaborator Black Rob to get his take on the troubled star's return.

Continue reading Black Rob On DMX's Music Career, "Maybe He Feels Like This Ain't His Calling No More".

Beyonce Runs The Gold, DJ Khaled Finds His Best In Top 5 & Amy Winehouse Resurrects The Chart

July 27, 2011 11:50 AM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce lives up to her album title, DJ Khaled finds a cozy spot in Top 5 and the late Amy Winehouse helps resurrect the chart.

Continue reading Beyonce Runs The Gold, DJ Khaled Finds His Best In Top 5 & Amy Winehouse Resurrects The Chart.

Joe Budden Slices Solo Hopes For Slaughterhouse [Video]

July 27, 2011 11:35 AM

Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden is taking one for the team and putting off his solo career in light of his group's forthcoming sophomore album.

Continue reading Joe Budden Slices Solo Hopes For Slaughterhouse [Video].

50 Cent Shelves New Album For Good, Threatens Interscope W/ Dr. Dre Leak

July 27, 2011 11:06 AM

Things are intensifying for 50 Cent as the G-Unit leader has announced plans to shelve his new album and threatened Interscope Records by promising to leak a new Dr. Dre single.

Continue reading 50 Cent Shelves New Album For Good, Threatens Interscope W/ Dr. Dre Leak.

Amy Winehouse Posthumous Interview Reveals Dream Rap Duets

July 27, 2011 10:45 AM

In an interview unearthed days after her death, late Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse reveals her admiration toward hip-hop by naming the rappers she would've like to have collaborated with.

Continue reading Amy Winehouse Posthumous Interview Reveals Dream Rap Duets .

Trina Locks Down Her Rick Ross Love, "I Always Feel Safe When He's Around" [Video]

July 27, 2011 8:22 AM

Southern rapper Trina's admiration for Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross appears to be deeper than rap as the Diamond Queen has described him as more than just an ordinary emcee.

Continue reading Trina Locks Down Her Rick Ross Love, "I Always Feel Safe When He's Around" [Video].

Young Jeezy Finally Unfreezes "TM103" Release Date

July 27, 2011 8:00 AM

Def Jam artist Young Jeezy's long-awaited Thug Motivation 103 album will finally hit stores as the Atlanta rapper has officially penciled in an official release date.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Finally Unfreezes "TM103" Release Date.

Photo of the Day: Drake & Layzie Bone Link Up

July 27, 2011 12:00 AM

Notorious Thugs: Bone Thugs' Layzie Bone links up with Drake in Cleveland while promoting his Definition album.

Photo submitted courtesy of Layzie Bone's Harmony Howse Ent

Would Cash Money Make Bank Off Signing Game? 3 Artists That Make A Better Fit [Click Here & Speak]

July 26, 2011 11:50 PM

When did Cash Money become a rest haven for rappers? Not too long ago, Soulja Boy claimed that a deal was being worked for him to make the move from his current situation to the YMCMB imprint - a story that Baby quickly shut down via Twitter.

Continue reading Would Cash Money Make Bank Off Signing Game? 3 Artists That Make A Better Fit [Click Here & Speak] .

Grafh, "Work It Out"

July 26, 2011 9:15 PM

[SOHH highlights a newly-released single each week and offers a unique look at the song and its message. Today, Queens rapper Grafh discusses industry politics, his new approach and why we should all "Work it Out".]

Continue reading Grafh, "Work It Out".

Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun, "Monumental"

July 26, 2011 9:10 PM

[SOHH highlights a newly-released single each week and offers a unique look at the song. Today, veteran New York rappers Tek and Steele discusses the title track from their 5th studio album, and explain why 15 years in the game is a "Monumental" achievement.]

Continue reading Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun, "Monumental".

Beanie Sigel, "B-Boy Stance"

July 26, 2011 8:40 PM

[SOHH highlights a newly-released single each week and offers a unique look at the song. Today, former Roc-A-Fella artist Beanie Sigel breaks down the 5 elements of Hip Hop and explains why he chose to pay homage with the song "B-Boy Stance".]

Continue reading Beanie Sigel, "B-Boy Stance".

Deion Sanders Names His Top 3 Fave Rappers, "I Love Lil Wayne & What He's Doing"

July 26, 2011 7:50 PM

In light of former NFL star Deion Sanders' recent charity youth football tournament, SOHH hit up the football great to find out what his Top 3 dream hip-hop artists would be to get involved in a fundraiser.

Continue reading Deion Sanders Names His Top 3 Fave Rappers, "I Love Lil Wayne & What He's Doing".

Lil Wayne's Brain Blows Kelly Rowland Away, "I Literally Was At A Loss For Words"

July 26, 2011 7:35 PM

R&B singer Kelly Rowland recently opened up about snagging Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne for their "Motivation" collaboration and how much of a music lover Weezy truly is.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's Brain Blows Kelly Rowland Away, "I Literally Was At A Loss For Words".

"The Collaboration Between Nas & Damian Marley Came Out Of A Relationship"

July 26, 2011 5:25 PM

With rap veteran Nas and reggae star Damian Marley making headlines last year courtesy of their Distant Relatives collaboration album, SOHH recently chopped it up with Shaggy to get his take on the hip-hop meets reggae mash-ups.

Continue reading "The Collaboration Between Nas & Damian Marley Came Out Of A Relationship".

"We Also Have Another Record Which Is Going On Jay-Z's Next [Solo] Album"

July 26, 2011 4:55 PM

As fans continue to anticipate Jay-Z and Kanye West's upcoming Watch the Throne album, SOHH hit up contributing producer Verse Simmonds to find out what we can expect to hear on the long-awaited LP.

Continue reading "We Also Have Another Record Which Is Going On Jay-Z's Next [Solo] Album".

Eve Seals The Deal On LA Hot Spot, Undersells $2 Mil Hollywood Crib

July 26, 2011 4:10 PM

Former Ruff Ryders member Eve has reportedly sold her fancy Hollywood Hills mansion for $1.3 million, nearly half the asking amount she sought after last summer.

Continue reading Eve Seals The Deal On LA Hot Spot, Undersells $2 Mil Hollywood Crib.

G-Unit's Tony Yayo Hits The NYC Streets, "We Plankin' In The City" [Video]

July 26, 2011 3:45 PM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo has joined the planking movement as the latest celebrity to get caught in random spots, specifically throughout the New York City area.

Continue reading G-Unit's Tony Yayo Hits The NYC Streets, "We Plankin' In The City" [Video].

Wu-Tang Clan, "Legendary Weapons"

July 26, 2011 1:45 PM

Swinging swords and taking names, The Wu-Tang Clan returns to the chamber with their latest effort, Legendary Weapons, in stores today.

Continue reading Wu-Tang Clan, "Legendary Weapons".

Nicki Minaj Butts Into Trouble, Fined For "Sexually Suggestive Dance Moves"

July 26, 2011 1:36 PM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj has found herself in a small amount of controversy after making headlines for getting penalized over explicit lyrics and sexual dance moves performed at last weekend's Reggae Sumfest in Jamaica.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Butts Into Trouble, Fined For "Sexually Suggestive Dance Moves".

Game Reveals Plans To Join Lil Wayne & Baby's Cash Money, "They Want To Win & I Been Winning"

July 26, 2011 12:50 PM

West Coast rapper Game is looking to join the likes of Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne and Bow Wow by hinting at plans to ink a deal with Cash Money Records.

Continue reading Game Reveals Plans To Join Lil Wayne & Baby's Cash Money, "They Want To Win & I Been Winning".

Rick Ross' "Reebok's Back" Blew Up Company's Expectations, Reebok Rep Says

July 26, 2011 12:20 PM

As Swizz Beatz and Rick Ross' "Reebok's Back" continues to become the summer sneaker anthem, SOHH hit up one of the company's product managers to find out the company's overall reaction to the hit.

Continue reading Rick Ross' "Reebok's Back" Blew Up Company's Expectations, Reebok Rep Says.

"I Mean, Really, My Grandfather, I Consider Him The Jay-Z Of His Time"

July 26, 2011 12:00 PM

Renowned 1960's music icon Bob Dylan's 15-year-old grandson has decided to delve into the rap arena, and labeled his grandfather as "the Jay-Z of his time".

Continue reading "I Mean, Really, My Grandfather, I Consider Him The Jay-Z Of His Time".

V-Nasty To Black Folks, "On Some Real N*gga Sh*t--Is It A F*cking Race?" [Video]

July 26, 2011 11:30 AM

West Coast newcomer Kreayshawn's White Girl Mob member V-Nasty refuses to let the controversy behind her use of the "N-word" rest by defending the incendiary term coming out of her mouth.

Continue reading V-Nasty To Black Folks, "On Some Real N*gga Sh*t--Is It A F*cking Race?" [Video].

"Game Tested, Streets Approved": "I Don't Got An A&R Over My F*cking Neck"

July 26, 2011 11:15 AM

[With today's release of Game Tested, Streets Approved, Black Rob gives you his Top 5 reasons why you should cop his post-Bad Boy Records debut.]

Continue reading "Game Tested, Streets Approved": "I Don't Got An A&R Over My F*cking Neck".

DJ Kay Slay Unites B.I.G. Protege Lil Cease & 2Pac's Outlawz, "We Lost Both Our Dudes To This Sh*t"

July 26, 2011 9:00 AM

New York radio personality DJ Kay Slay is reportedly the force behind uniting late Notorious B.I.G. protege Lil Cease and 2Pac's The Outlawz for their new record "Bury Tha Hatchet," ultimately ending their slain leaders' past rifts.

Continue reading DJ Kay Slay Unites B.I.G. Protege Lil Cease & 2Pac's Outlawz, "We Lost Both Our Dudes To This Sh*t".

Cee-Lo Green Feels Goodie Again, Ready To 'Sell Drugs' This Fall

July 26, 2011 7:30 AM

Goodie Mob's Cee-Lo Green has formally announced plans to drop a reunion album in the near future tentatively titled We Sell Drugs Too.

Continue reading Cee-Lo Green Feels Goodie Again, Ready To 'Sell Drugs' This Fall.

"He Didn't Really Get The Push He Should Have To Be As Legendary As He Is"

July 26, 2011 12:50 AM

[Protect Ya Neck: This week, SOHH is celebrating the new release of Wu-Tang Clan's Legendary Weapons by featuring an entertainment personality naming a Wu member/affiliate they feel is the most underrated. After Termanology named Big Pun last week, hip-hop personality Angela Yee crowns Ghostface Killah SOHH Underrated.]

Continue reading "He Didn't Really Get The Push He Should Have To Be As Legendary As He Is".

Will Kanye Eventually Outshine Jigga? Four Things He Needs To Beat His "Big Brother." [Click Here & Speak]

July 26, 2011 12:40 AM

Watch The Throne is set and ready to go ni**as! Who woulda thought the funny dressing cat that made some of Roc-A-Fellla's hottest beats back in the day would eventually become one of the top musical icons in the world?

Continue reading Will Kanye Eventually Outshine Jigga? Four Things He Needs To Beat His "Big Brother." [Click Here & Speak].

Jay-Z & Kanye West's Response To Game's 'Uncle Otis' Diss: "LMFAO!?!?!?!?"

July 26, 2011 12:05 AM

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

Continue reading Jay-Z & Kanye West's Response To Game's 'Uncle Otis' Diss: "LMFAO!?!?!?!?".

Photo of the Day: Jay-Z & Kanye West Go H.A.M. & LOL

July 26, 2011 12:00 AM

H.A.M: Grammy-winning rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West laugh-out-loud together.

Be sure to submit your witty narration in today's SOHH Cap Diss!

Big Boi Has Big Hopes For Andre 3000 Reunion, "I Think It's Very Much Possible"

July 25, 2011 9:00 PM

OutKast's Big Boi has high hopes music mogul L.A. Reid's new promotion as Epic Records chairman will unite him with fellow estranged group member Andre 3000.

Continue reading Big Boi Has Big Hopes For Andre 3000 Reunion, "I Think It's Very Much Possible".

Jay-Z Pays Homage To Amy Winehouse, "My Favorite Song By This Amazing Talent"

July 25, 2011 5:13 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z has paid his respect to late singer Amy Winehouse and revealed his favorite record from the 27 year-old's two album catalogue.

Continue reading Jay-Z Pays Homage To Amy Winehouse, "My Favorite Song By This Amazing Talent".

Bow Wow, Soulja Boy, Game's VIP Access Hook-Ups Explained, "We Give It To Them Because..."

July 25, 2011 4:30 PM

With recent buzz about rap stars like Game, Soulja Boy, Bow Wow and Snoop Dogg getting their hands on some exclusive VIP NCAA Football 12 video game packages, SOHH hit up the game's EA Sports designer Alex Howell to find out what's up.

Continue reading Bow Wow, Soulja Boy, Game's VIP Access Hook-Ups Explained, "We Give It To Them Because...".

Dame Can't Dash From Tax Man, Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder Owes $3 Mil

July 25, 2011 3:45 PM

Roc-A-Fella co-founder Damon "Dame" Dash has made headlines for financial woes as reports claim the music mogul owes the government approximately $3 million dollars.

Continue reading Dame Can't Dash From Tax Man, Roc-A-Fella Co-Founder Owes $3 Mil.

Jay-Z & Kanye West Form Supergroup, Say Bow To The Throne

July 25, 2011 3:10 PM

Grammy-winning rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West are putting a new twist to their Watch the Throne promo by formally announcing the creation of a new supergroup dubbed The Throne.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Kanye West Form Supergroup, Say Bow To The Throne.

Diddy & J. Lo Dating Rumors Emerge, Rep Sets The Record Straight

July 25, 2011 2:35 PM

Former hip-hop couple Diddy and Jennifer Lopez are making the rumor mill spin once again as weekend gossip claim the exes have hooked back up weeks after the Latin star's divorce from Marc Anthony went public.

Continue reading Diddy & J. Lo Dating Rumors Emerge, Rep Sets The Record Straight.

DJ Khaled On Fat Joe Shaking Weight, "He's Happier Than Ever" [Video]

July 25, 2011 2:10 PM

With Fat Joe catching people off guard with his new, slimmer figure, the Terror Squad leader's close associate DJ Khaled has become the latest hip-hop star to give a reaction to the new Joey Crack.

Continue reading DJ Khaled On Fat Joe Shaking Weight, "He's Happier Than Ever" [Video].

"Just My Thoughts": "You're Gonna See The A** Whooping Factory In Rare Form"

July 25, 2011 12:45 PM

[With tomorrow's release of comedian Nephew Tommy's Just My Thoughts on deck, the stomach-aching stand-up comic gives you his Top 5 reasons to purchase the funniest footage on the market.]

Continue reading "Just My Thoughts": "You're Gonna See The A** Whooping Factory In Rare Form".

Lauryn Hill Welcomes Sixth Child From Baby's Daddy No. 1

July 25, 2011 11:56 AM

Grammy-winning singer Lauryn Hill became a mother for the sixth time over the weekend as reports claim she gave birth to a newborn less than 48 hours ago.

Continue reading Lauryn Hill Welcomes Sixth Child From Baby's Daddy No. 1.

DMC Ready To Run The Rap Game Again, "It's Going To Be 'King Of Rock' On Steroids"

July 25, 2011 11:20 AM

With an aim to reclaim his crew's spot atop the competition, Run-DMC's DMC recently hit up SOHH to dish out details on his upcoming solo album.

Continue reading DMC Ready To Run The Rap Game Again, "It's Going To Be 'King Of Rock' On Steroids".

50 Cent Inspired Controversial "Uncle Otis" Track, Says Game

July 25, 2011 10:55 AM

West Coast rapper Game has his credited former G-Unit boss 50 Cent for inspiring the name-checking new record, "Uncle Otis."

Continue reading 50 Cent Inspired Controversial "Uncle Otis" Track, Says Game.

Kanye West & Jay-Z Bring Swag To 'Throne' Anthem, Says Otis Redding's Daughter

July 25, 2011 10:35 AM

After last week's premiere of Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Otis" Watch the Throne record, the late singer's daughter has come forward to speak on approving the Roc duo's sample request.

Continue reading Kanye West & Jay-Z Bring Swag To 'Throne' Anthem, Says Otis Redding's Daughter.

Drumma Boy Defends Young Jeezy's 'TM103' Hiatus, "It's Hard To Just Work On Music"

July 25, 2011 10:25 AM

After Def Jam's Young Jeezy recently came clean about having a hard time focusing on his long-awaited Thug Motivation 103 album, SOHH reached out to contributing producer Drumma Boy to get his take on the Snowman's frequent pushbacks.

Continue reading Drumma Boy Defends Young Jeezy's 'TM103' Hiatus, "It's Hard To Just Work On Music".

"You Say I Ain't Been Hot Since G-Unit, Yet I Still Get $65K A Show"

July 25, 2011 9:05 AM

West Coast rapper Game has decided to take a stand against his critics by responding to haters claiming he has fallen from the hip-hop spotlight.

Continue reading "You Say I Ain't Been Hot Since G-Unit, Yet I Still Get $65K A Show".

R. Kelly's Tax Records Leak, Singer Owes $837K

July 25, 2011 9:00 AM

Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly's tax records have leaked online showing the iconic music mogul owing nearly $1 million to the government.

Continue reading R. Kelly's Tax Records Leak, Singer Owes $837K.

DMX's Diss To Rick Ross' Maybach Music Offer? Dumb Or Super Dumb? [Click Here To Speak]

July 25, 2011 12:05 AM

While we love to poke fun at DMX and claim there is an imaginary countdown clock for when he will return to jail due to his more-than-frequent run-ins with the law, I am going to take the road less traveled and opt out. Rather, instead of looking at X's bad illegal decisions in life, I want to take it a step further, in a different direction, and question how "dumb" of a choice it was to not ink a deal with Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group.

Continue reading DMX's Diss To Rick Ross' Maybach Music Offer? Dumb Or Super Dumb? [Click Here To Speak].

Photo of the Day: SOHH's J. Bachelor Invades Trae Day 2011

July 25, 2011 12:00 AM

It Was A Good Day: SOHH's J. Bachelor invades the fourth annual Trae Day event in Houston, Texas alongside Trae the Truth, Bun B, Tity Boi, Rich Boy, Don Cannon and more.

"If I Ain't The Best MC From Virginia, Then Who Is?"

July 24, 2011 10:47 PM

Rap veteran Skillz has proclaimed his greatness as an emcee by labeling himself the best hip-hop artist to stem from Virginia, even acknowledging homegrown acts like The Clipse.

Continue reading "If I Ain't The Best MC From Virginia, Then Who Is?".

Waka Flocka Flames NYC Police Arrest Reports, "I Had To Spend A Night In Jail W/ No Charge"

July 24, 2011 10:13 PM

Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame has come forward to address weekend reports claiming he was arrested in New York City on a drug possession charge.

Continue reading Waka Flocka Flames NYC Police Arrest Reports, "I Had To Spend A Night In Jail W/ No Charge".

Flo Rida "Can't Handle" Baby's Daddy Accusations, Engages In Paternity Dispute

July 24, 2011 9:40 PM

Southern rapper Flo Rida has found himself in the middle of a paternity dispute as a woman is claiming he is the father of her son.

Continue reading Flo Rida "Can't Handle" Baby's Daddy Accusations, Engages In Paternity Dispute.

Skillz Unleashes Controversial 'Otis' Freestyle, "Old N*ggas Trying To Make A Comeback" [Audio]

July 24, 2011 11:54 AM

Virigina rap veteran Skillz is showing he represents the real hip-hop by taking on Jay-Z and Kanye West's "Otis" instrumental and proclaiming his greatness as an emcee.

Continue reading Skillz Unleashes Controversial 'Otis' Freestyle, "Old N*ggas Trying To Make A Comeback" [Audio].

DJ Khaled's "We The Best Forever" First-Week Sales Projections Increase

July 24, 2011 11:34 AM

Def Jam South President DJ Khaled's We The Best Forever first-week album sales projections have received a slight boost as new estimates show the project selling up to 50,000 units in its opening week.

Continue reading DJ Khaled's "We The Best Forever" First-Week Sales Projections Increase.

Amy Winehouse's Record Label Issues Statement, Album Sales Soar

July 24, 2011 11:09 AM

Late Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse's record label, Universal Music Group, has issued a statement on the 27 year-old's unexpected death over the weekend.

Continue reading Amy Winehouse's Record Label Issues Statement, Album Sales Soar.

Game Says The 'Throne' Is For The Taking, "Anybody Can Get It Right Now"

July 24, 2011 10:56 AM

West Coast rapper Game is out to take the top spot in rap and said his recent Watch the Throne reference on "Uncle Otis" is literal.

Continue reading Game Says The 'Throne' Is For The Taking, "Anybody Can Get It Right Now".

"Pharrell Called Me & Made Me Cry, He's One Real Motherf*cking Person"

July 24, 2011 9:42 AM

Former CNN member N.O.R.E. has opened up about his admiration toward producer Pharrell Williams and proclaimed loyalty for the Neptunes hitmaker.

Continue reading "Pharrell Called Me & Made Me Cry, He's One Real Motherf*cking Person".

Photo of the Day: Big Boi Does Big Things At His Pool

July 24, 2011 12:00 AM

Big Things Poppin': OutKast's Big Boi shows off his summertime hot spot.

Photo taken from Big Boi's Twitter

Nicki Minaj Brings Out Super Surprise At Miami Show, "I'm Back!!!"

July 23, 2011 12:33 PM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj stole the show last night (July 22) in Miami by bringing out singer Sean Kingston for his first performance since a near-fatal jet ski crash in May.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Brings Out Super Surprise At Miami Show, "I'm Back!!!".

BREAKING: Amy Winehouse Found Dead, Diddy, Big Boi, Usher & Q-Tip React

July 23, 2011 12:15 PM

Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse has left fans in mourning this weekend as reports have emerged claiming the 27 year-old songbird was found dead in her London home.

Continue reading BREAKING: Amy Winehouse Found Dead, Diddy, Big Boi, Usher & Q-Tip React.

50 Cent Punks Bill O'Reilly & Shoots Love Bullets At Laura Ingraham, "I Want To Date You"

July 23, 2011 12:10 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has decided to fight ignorance with knowledge and love by getting back at criticism from FOX News personalities Bill O'Reilly and Laura Ingraham.

Continue reading 50 Cent Punks Bill O'Reilly & Shoots Love Bullets At Laura Ingraham, "I Want To Date You".

Game Defends 'White B*tch' Kreayshawn Diss

July 23, 2011 11:53 AM

Although Game has clarified his new "Uncle Otis" Jay-Z diss track is more playful than serious, the West Coast rapper said his shots at Kreayshawn for using the derogatory term "n*gga" are authentic.

Continue reading Game Defends 'White B*tch' Kreayshawn Diss.

DMX Throws His Dubs In The Air, "I'm Gonna Take It From Coast To Coast, From New York To Cali"

July 23, 2011 11:25 AM

Former Ruff Ryders leader DMX is focused just days after getting released from an Arizona jail on plans to drop a new album and reality show in the near future.

Continue reading DMX Throws His Dubs In The Air, "I'm Gonna Take It From Coast To Coast, From New York To Cali".

Jay-Z Soaks Kanye West's Greatness In 'Throne' Mini-Doc, "He's Really Like A Brother To Me" [Video]

July 23, 2011 10:40 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z speaks on the greatness that makes up Kanye West in a new Watch the Throne mini-documentary which landed online this week.

Continue reading Jay-Z Soaks Kanye West's Greatness In 'Throne' Mini-Doc, "He's Really Like A Brother To Me" [Video].

Photo of the Day: Rapper Big Pooh Flies High On Delta Airlines

July 23, 2011 12:00 AM

Three's Company: Rapper Big Pooh shows crew love aboard Delta Airlines.

Photo taken from Rapper Big Pooh's Twitter

Consequence Blasts G.O.O.D. Music's Pusha T, "That's Why The Motherf*cking Clipse Got Clipped" [Audio]

July 22, 2011 9:33 PM

Former G.O.O.D. Music artist Consequence has decided to keep firing shots at his former brethern by unleashing a new track called "The Plagurist Society" aimed specifically at The Clipse's Pusha T.

Continue reading Consequence Blasts G.O.O.D. Music's Pusha T, "That's Why The Motherf*cking Clipse Got Clipped" [Audio].

"R. Kelly's Throat & Voice, That's What's Been Making Him A Legend All This Time"

July 22, 2011 8:30 PM

After the unexpected reports of R. Kelly undergoing emergency throat surgery hit the Internet earlier this week, SOHH reached out to the R&B veteran's "Crazy Night" Untitled production contributor Verse Simmonds to get his reaction.

Continue reading "R. Kelly's Throat & Voice, That's What's Been Making Him A Legend All This Time".

Drake Hates Smashing, "I Don't Want People To Just [Get] A Piece..."

July 22, 2011 5:20 PM

Young Money star Drake has opened up about his forthcoming Take Care album and confirmed plans to recruit rap stars Rick Ross and Lil Wayne for the LP.

Continue reading Drake Hates Smashing, "I Don't Want People To Just [Get] A Piece...".

DJ Khaled Referees Rick Ross/Young Jeezy Feud, "What's Beef Gon' Do"

July 22, 2011 5:15 PM

Def Jam South President DJ Khaled is playing referee between the tensions of Young Jeezy and Rick Ross by saying he refuses to let either rap star trade blows without him ceasing fire.

Continue reading DJ Khaled Referees Rick Ross/Young Jeezy Feud, "What's Beef Gon' Do".

Cali Swag's C-Smoove Says Beware The Next "Dougie"

July 22, 2011 4:45 PM

After taking the nation by storm with their "Teach Me How To Dougie" hit, SOHH hit up Cali Swag District's frontman C-Smoove to find out if they have plans to resurrect another classic hip-hop dance.

Continue reading Cali Swag's C-Smoove Says Beware The Next "Dougie" .

Game Bombs Jay-Z, Kreayshawn, Amber Rose & More, "Little White B*tch Better Stay In Your Place" [Audio]

July 22, 2011 3:45 PM

West Coast rapper Game is back with a vengeance, as heard on his new "Uncle Otis" record going after high profile celebrities including Jay-Z, Kanye West, Amber Rose and music newcomer Kreayshawn.

Continue reading Game Bombs Jay-Z, Kreayshawn, Amber Rose & More, "Little White B*tch Better Stay In Your Place" [Audio].

"It's A Pleasure To Work W/ Someone Like Swizz Beatz Who Isn't Just Here For A Paycheck"

July 22, 2011 3:00 PM

With Swizz Beatz making headlines for literally bringing "Reebok's Back" as the company's Classics division creative director, SOHH hit up one of the sneaker company's product managers, Damion Presson, about working alongside Swizzy.

Continue reading "It's A Pleasure To Work W/ Someone Like Swizz Beatz Who Isn't Just Here For A Paycheck".

Young Jeezy Says The Snowman Nearly Melted, "I Was So Far Away From What I Know"

July 22, 2011 1:25 PM


Def Jam star Young Jeezy opened up this week about his long-awaited Thug Motivation 103 album delays and why he had to pull himself away from music to get back in a "Snowman State of Mind".

Continue reading Young Jeezy Says The Snowman Nearly Melted, "I Was So Far Away From What I Know".

Captain America: The First Avenger

July 22, 2011 12:55 PM

The superhero movies continue to roll on this summer as Captain America: The First Avenger, makes its way into theaters today.

Continue reading Captain America: The First Avenger.

G-Unit's GG-GG-Getting Bigger, Fat Joe Swallows Old Terror Squad, 50 Cent Wants To Serve A Billi

July 22, 2011 12:10 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, we take a look at the new G-Unit, watch Fat Joe destroy any hopes of a Terror Squad reunion, applaud 50 Cent for taking on the role of top dog and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading G-Unit's GG-GG-Getting Bigger, Fat Joe Swallows Old Terror Squad, 50 Cent Wants To Serve A Billi.

DJ Khaled Still Stans For Eminem, "I'm Cool W/ Him But He Doesn't Know Me Like That"

July 22, 2011 11:50 AM

Def Jam South President DJ Khaled is still on the prowl for Grammy-winning rapper Eminem despite Slim Shady missing out on an opportunity to appear on his new We The Best Forever compilation album.

Continue reading DJ Khaled Still Stans For Eminem, "I'm Cool W/ Him But He Doesn't Know Me Like That".

Lil Wayne Learns How To Hate On "Carter IV" Says T-Pain

July 22, 2011 11:45 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne may know "How To Love" these days but Weezy F. Baby will be receiving a lesson on the art of hatred on Tha Carter IV courtesy of singer T-Pain.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Learns How To Hate On "Carter IV" Says T-Pain.

"The Thing That's Most Catchy, People Are Going To See [Instead] Of Some Thug Just Posing"

July 22, 2011 11:20 AM

With their new Raising the Bar album now available, Cold Heat's Johnny Walker hit up SOHH to give some background info on their Queens hip-hop themed cover art.

Continue reading "The Thing That's Most Catchy, People Are Going To See [Instead] Of Some Thug Just Posing".

Young Jeezy Taunts Officer Ricky, "You Can't Pull Nothing In My Past That Can Say I'm Not 100% Real"

July 22, 2011 8:15 AM

Tensions may have cooled off between Young Jeezy and Rick Ross as of late but the Snowman is still pulling a few punches by slyly taunting the "Boss'" past stint as a correctional officer in the 1990's.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Taunts Officer Ricky, "You Can't Pull Nothing In My Past That Can Say I'm Not 100% Real".

50 Cent On New LP Delay, "I've Worked Longer On This Album Than Any Of My Other Projects" [Video]

July 22, 2011 8:05 AM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently acknowleged the multiple delays behind his follow-up to 2009's Before I Self Destruct and said he is embracing the opportunity to create perfection rather than rush out new music.

Continue reading 50 Cent On New LP Delay, "I've Worked Longer On This Album Than Any Of My Other Projects" [Video].

Rick Ross Howls In Victory, Escapes Murdered Dog Case

July 22, 2011 8:00 AM

Maybach Music Group's Rick Ross managed to escape a sticky legal situation this week involving a neighbor who claimed his pitbulls were responsible for killing her Yorkie.

Continue reading Rick Ross Howls In Victory, Escapes Murdered Dog Case.

Why Can't Kanye West Keep Amber Rose Outta His Mouth? [Click Here & Speak]

July 22, 2011 12:05 AM

One thing you learn after covering hip-hop news, specifically, for a number of years is how certain stories come and go. But while Soulja Boy's alleged cocaine addiction and Mister Cee's alleged transsexual experience are yesterday's news, it seems like Kanye West keeps giving bloggers (and sites like SOHH) more reasons to keep our fingers over the keyboard with tension geared toward ex-bombshell Amber Rose.

Continue reading Why Can't Kanye West Keep Amber Rose Outta His Mouth? [Click Here & Speak].

Photo of the Day: Jim Jones Goes Ballin'

July 22, 2011 12:00 AM

Ballin' Outta Control: Dipset's Jim Jones enjoys a night out on the town.

Photo taken from Jim Jones' Twitter

Swizz Beatz Says It's Showwwwwtime, "I Want Y'All To Understand The Movement"

July 21, 2011 9:05 PM

Producer-turned-Reebok Classics Creative Director Swizz Beatz has promised to keep his brand growing and placed himself amongst fashion greats including Marc Jacobs and Karl Lagerfeld.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Says It's Showwwwwtime, "I Want Y'All To Understand The Movement".

Shawty Lo Gets Down Like A Boss, Says He's No G-Unit One-Hit Wonder

July 21, 2011 6:00 PM

Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo has stepped forward to address critics and fans wondering if he will become a one-hit wonder from the South now that he has aligned himself with 50 Cent's G-Unit Records.

Continue reading Shawty Lo Gets Down Like A Boss, Says He's No G-Unit One-Hit Wonder.

Andre 3000/Hendrix Flick Hits Crash Landing, "[They've] Squashed The Hopes"

July 21, 2011 5:15 PM

Fans anticipating OutKast's Andre 3000 return to the big screen may be disappointed as new reports claim the biopic of late rocker Jimi Hendrix has been shelved.

Continue reading Andre 3000/Hendrix Flick Hits Crash Landing, "[They've] Squashed The Hopes".

"People Don't Even Understand What He Was Saying"

July 21, 2011 5:15 PM

[Bronx Bombers: This week SOHH is celebrating the borough that birthed hip-hop by featuring an entertainment personality naming a Bronx rapper they feel is the most underrated. After Cold Heat's Jak Danielz named Chino XL earlier this week, Termanology crowns Big Pun SOHH Underrated.]

Continue reading "People Don't Even Understand What He Was Saying".

R. Kelly Departs Hospital After Emergency Surgery, "Still No Word On When He'll Be Able To Resume Performing"

July 21, 2011 5:00 PM

R&B veteran R. Kelly has reportedly been discharged from a Chicago hospital after undergoing emergency throat surgery earlier this week.

Continue reading R. Kelly Departs Hospital After Emergency Surgery, "Still No Word On When He'll Be Able To Resume Performing".

50 Cent Confirms New G-Unit Signing, "Watch The Hate Turn Into Love, It's Always Like This"

July 21, 2011 4:58 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has confirmed reports claiming West Coast rapper Genasis has officially joined the same team made up of Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Kidd Kidd and Shawty Lo.

Continue reading 50 Cent Confirms New G-Unit Signing, "Watch The Hate Turn Into Love, It's Always Like This".

"DMX Is Better Than 98 Percent Of Everybody Out Right Now"

July 21, 2011 4:15 PM

With DMX finally roaming the streets as a free man again, SOHH hit up hip-hop veteran DMC to get his take on the troubled rapper's return and his battles with the law.

Continue reading "DMX Is Better Than 98 Percent Of Everybody Out Right Now".

Fat Joe Crushed By J.Lo/Marc Anthony's Divorce, "[It's] One Of The Saddest Days Of My Life"

July 21, 2011 12:35 PM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe displayed his softer side this week by revealing how devastated he became upon learning the news of actress/singer Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's unexpected divorce last week.

Continue reading Fat Joe Crushed By J.Lo/Marc Anthony's Divorce, "[It's] One Of The Saddest Days Of My Life".

Rick Ross's Whipping Up A Classic-In-The-Making, Promises DJ Khaled

July 21, 2011 12:25 PM

Def Jam South President DJ Khaled may be as eager as most hip-hop fans for Rick Ross' forthcoming God Forgives, I Don't solo album by labeling it a predestined classic.

Continue reading Rick Ross's Whipping Up A Classic-In-The-Making, Promises DJ Khaled.

Lil Wayne Disses Kreayshawn W/ "Gucci Gucci" Freestyle, Says Rapper's Grandfather

July 21, 2011 9:15 AM

West Coast rap newcomer Kreayshawn has revealed her reaction to Lil Wayne blessing her "Gucci, Gucci" smash hit on a new freestyle and said despite her grandfather's opinion, Weezy F. Baby showed admiration.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Disses Kreayshawn W/ "Gucci Gucci" Freestyle, Says Rapper's Grandfather.

'Ferrari Boyz' Producer Drumma Boy On Red Cafe & Fabolous' Bedrock Boyz, "I Don't See Nothing Wrong W/ It"

July 21, 2011 9:09 AM

With Red Cafe's announcement of starting a new group alongside Fabolous called The Bedrock Boyz this week, SOHH hit up Ferrari Boyz contributing producer Drumma Boy for his take on the similar name.

Continue reading 'Ferrari Boyz' Producer Drumma Boy On Red Cafe & Fabolous' Bedrock Boyz, "I Don't See Nothing Wrong W/ It".

Kanye West Fires Subliminal Shot, "When He's Eating Her P*ssy, He's Tasting The Whole Of Hip-Hop"

July 21, 2011 8:42 AM

The rumor mill involving Kanye West subliminally taking shots at ex-girlfriend Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa continues to spin as a now-deleted tweet suggests he took aim at the lovers this week.

Continue reading Kanye West Fires Subliminal Shot, "When He's Eating Her P*ssy, He's Tasting The Whole Of Hip-Hop".

T-Pain Stands By Death Of Auto-Tune, "You Can't Stick W/ One Thing Forever"

July 21, 2011 8:20 AM

Turns out Grammy-winning singer T-Pain is serious about the death of auto-tune by detailing its substitution for the "T-Pain Effect" on his upcoming rEVOLVEr solo album.

Continue reading T-Pain Stands By Death Of Auto-Tune, "You Can't Stick W/ One Thing Forever".

Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Otis" Leaks, "I Invented Swag, Poppin' Bottles, Puttin' Supermodels In A Cab" [Audio]

July 21, 2011 8:00 AM

Grammy-winning rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne album anticipation continues to grow as the duo's "Otis" record has officially leaked online.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Otis" Leaks, "I Invented Swag, Poppin' Bottles, Puttin' Supermodels In A Cab" [Audio].

Does Foxy Brown Deserve $2Mil For Playboy? 3 Ladies Who Should Be Offered Bucks To Get Buck [Click Here & Speak]

July 21, 2011 12:15 AM

If Foxy Brown got offered 2 milli to get naked for Playboy, they must have offered Rihanna her own island. TWO MILLI? That's a milli a t**ty. Not saying the Ill Na Na is lying, but in today's market, those t**ties can't be worth more than three stacks, word to Andre Benjamin.

1998 was a different story. Back then, Brown was fit, fly and flashy. Now? Not so much. Don't get it twisted - if its true, and she decides to pose, I'll right click and save once the pics hit the web. But as far as coughing up $8 bucks for what I can pretty much see in the booklet of her second album - miss me with that.

Continue reading Does Foxy Brown Deserve $2Mil For Playboy? 3 Ladies Who Should Be Offered Bucks To Get Buck [Click Here & Speak].

Photo of the Day: Lil Wayne & Rick Ross Get Bossy

July 21, 2011 12:00 AM

Boss of All Bosses: Lil Wayne & Rick Ross unite at Washington, D.C.'s Love nightclub.

Photo submitted from Wiredset

The Cool Kids Say Death Of Myspace, "It's Sad They F*cked That Thing Up"

July 20, 2011 6:00 PM

While The Cool Kids may have become overnight celebrities thanks to online social music platform Myspace, Mikey Rocks and Chuck Inglish believe the once popular site is officially over.

Continue reading The Cool Kids Say Death Of Myspace, "It's Sad They F*cked That Thing Up".

Kool G Rap Names His Dream Team, "I Can't Ignore The Fact That Boy Eminem Is Incredible"

July 20, 2011 5:30 PM

In addition to today marking rap legend Kool G Rap's 43rd birthday, the music pioneer recently talked to SOHH about the lyricists he'd like to enlist in a hip-hop supergroup if granted the opportunity.

Continue reading Kool G Rap Names His Dream Team, "I Can't Ignore The Fact That Boy Eminem Is Incredible".

Lil Mama Fires Another 'Gun Shot' At Nicki Minaj, "I Don't Look At TV & Say, 'I'm Gonna Be A H*e Now'" [Video]

July 20, 2011 5:27 PM

Harlem rapper Lil Mama has decided to keep the shots going toward female hip-hop nemesis Nicki Minaj by ridiculing the Young Money star during a live interview on New York's Power 105.1 radio station.

Continue reading Lil Mama Fires Another 'Gun Shot' At Nicki Minaj, "I Don't Look At TV & Say, 'I'm Gonna Be A H*e Now'" [Video].

R. Kelly Responds To Emergency Throat Surgery Reports, "I Will Be Back!"

July 20, 2011 4:51 PM

Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly has come forward to confirm reports claiming he underwent emergency throat surgery this week and, as a result, will be unable to perform for an indefinite amount of time.

Continue reading R. Kelly Responds To Emergency Throat Surgery Reports, "I Will Be Back!".

"So Many Artists Have Gone Away From The Traditional Sound"

July 20, 2011 4:30 PM

With his new Summer In Kingston album now available, Shaggy recently talked to SOHH about his decision to make a comeback during the hottest season of the year.

Continue reading "So Many Artists Have Gone Away From The Traditional Sound".

DMX Barks Back At Rick Ross' Maybach Music Offer

July 20, 2011 4:25 PM

With DMX finally become a free man this week, the former Def Jam star has revealed his disinterest in signing on the dotted line for Rick Ross' Maybach Music Group.

Continue reading DMX Barks Back At Rick Ross' Maybach Music Offer.

Jay-Z Drives Beyonce Crazy, "I See His Lips Moving & I Can See Lyrics Floating Above His Head"

July 20, 2011 2:05 PM

Award-winning superstar Beyonce opens up about her admiration for her husband, rapper Jay-Z and discusses how his lyrical contributions have uplifted the music industry in the new Complex magazine.

Continue reading Jay-Z Drives Beyonce Crazy, "I See His Lips Moving & I Can See Lyrics Floating Above His Head".

G-Unit's Kidd Kidd Addresses Lil Wayne's B*tch References

July 20, 2011 1:50 PM

Newly signed G-Unit artist Kidd Kidd has stepped forward to address "b*tch" references by Lil Wayne on his Sorry 4 The Wait mixtape and downplayed the severity of the name-calling.

Continue reading G-Unit's Kidd Kidd Addresses Lil Wayne's B*tch References.

Curren$y Credits Pharrell & Cam'ron For Fueling #JetLife

July 20, 2011 12:45 PM

Warner Bros. Records' Curren$y recently opened up about his #JetLife movement and how artists like Pharrell and Cam'ron ultimately fueled the brand.

Continue reading Curren$y Credits Pharrell & Cam'ron For Fueling #JetLife .

Beyonce Slips Up, Bad Meets Evil Falls From Top 10, Wiz Khalifa Strikes Gold, Cool Kids Rattle Up The Chart

July 20, 2011 12:05 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce falls a few slots back, Eminem and Royce Da 5'9 lose their Top 10 seed, Wiz Khalifa strikes gold plus The Cool Kids invade the sales chart.

Continue reading Beyonce Slips Up, Bad Meets Evil Falls From Top 10, Wiz Khalifa Strikes Gold, Cool Kids Rattle Up The Chart.

Interscope & YouTube Shakedown Rapper For Eminem, "Don't Know If I Should Be Angry Or Privileged"

July 20, 2011 11:20 AM

Interscope Records' head Jimmy Iovine made a major move recently as new reports claim the music mogul forced YouTube take down a song by UK artist Skepta for Grammy-winning rapper Eminem.

Continue reading Interscope & YouTube Shakedown Rapper For Eminem, "Don't Know If I Should Be Angry Or Privileged".

"Nobody Want To Get In The Motherf*cking Game, But Everyone Wants To Call The F*cking Plays"

July 20, 2011 10:55 AM

Maybach Music Group's Wale recently shared his input on the state of hip-hop and why rap enthusiasts are ultimately hurting the culture by going with whatever is deemed "hot" at the moment.

Continue reading "Nobody Want To Get In The Motherf*cking Game, But Everyone Wants To Call The F*cking Plays".

Fat Joe Says Skinny Back, "I Work Out Like A Motherf*cker"

July 20, 2011 10:45 AM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has opened up about shedding almost 100 pounds and revealed his secret to shaking the weight.

Continue reading Fat Joe Says Skinny Back, "I Work Out Like A Motherf*cker".

How Much Does Eminem Really Hate Lady Gaga? [Click Here & Speak]

July 20, 2011 12:15 AM

I am convinced there is an internal plot taking place at Interscope Records. Well, "plot" may not be the right word so let's say "conspiracy" involving two of its biggest stars. Eminem and Lady Gaga.

Continue reading How Much Does Eminem Really Hate Lady Gaga? [Click Here & Speak].

Photo of the Day: Pharrell Williams & John William Codling

July 20, 2011 12:00 AM

Color Me Bad: Pharrell Williams supports artist John William Codling at the East Hampton opening of Codling's second gallery showcase, Me I Play.

Photo by Steven Henry/Wire Images

Kreayshawn & Drake Get Flirty, "You're Not So Bad Yourself There, Mr. Regularly Handsome" [Audio]

July 19, 2011 5:19 PM

Young Money's Drake and music newcomer Kreayshawn got the gossip blogs warmed up this week after getting flirty during a live radio broadcast.

Continue reading Kreayshawn & Drake Get Flirty, "You're Not So Bad Yourself There, Mr. Regularly Handsome" [Audio].

C-Smoove Says Expect More Swag From Cali, "We're About To Go In"

July 19, 2011 4:45 PM

With their long-awaited The Kickback debut album finally in stores, Cali Swag District's frontman C-Smoove hit up SOHH to unveil what the future holds for them.

Continue reading C-Smoove Says Expect More Swag From Cali, "We're About To Go In".

Tommy Hilfiger's Son Ditches The Runway, Joins Rick Ross & Curren$y At Warner Bros.

July 19, 2011 4:05 PM

Fashion mogul Tommy Hilfiger's son, Rich Hil, has reportedly decided to venture into the music industry by signing a deal with Warner Bros. Records, home to rappers Rick Ross and Curren$y.

Continue reading Tommy Hilfiger's Son Ditches The Runway, Joins Rick Ross & Curren$y At Warner Bros..

Music Mogul's "Epic" Powerhouse Move Official

July 19, 2011 3:45 PM

After weeks of speculation, music mogul L.A. Reid has officially become the chairman and chief executive of Epic Records.

Continue reading Music Mogul's "Epic" Powerhouse Move Official.

Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, "Hustle Hard (Remix)"

July 19, 2011 3:45 PM

[SOHH highlights a newly-released track each week and offers a unique look at the song and its message. Today, Florida rapper Ace hood discusses life before and after the "Hustle Hard (Remix)".]

Continue reading Ace Hood f/ Rick Ross & Lil Wayne, "Hustle Hard (Remix)".

Black Rob, "Celebration"

July 19, 2011 3:40 PM

[SOHH highlights a newly-released track each week and offers a unique look at the song and its message. Today, New York rapper Black Rob discusses incarceration, growth and why life can sometimes be a "Celebration".]

Continue reading Black Rob, "Celebration".

Nicki Minaj's Assistant Responds To "Brutal Attack" Rumor

July 19, 2011 3:10 PM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj's assistant, Safaree Samuels, has stepped forward to deny rumors and gossip claiming he was brutally attacked in Texas last week.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj's Assistant Responds To "Brutal Attack" Rumor.

DMX Gets His Dog Day Afternoon, Released From Prison

July 19, 2011 1:53 PM

Troubled rapper DMX has reportedly been freed from prison Tuesday (July 19) after getting sentenced to a year behind bars last December.

Continue reading DMX Gets His Dog Day Afternoon, Released From Prison.

DJ Khaled, "We The Best Forever"

July 19, 2011 1:10 PM

Who's the best? According to DJ Khaled, his team is, of course. The former radio personality and DJ's latest LP, conveniently titled We the Best Forever, hits stores today.

Continue reading DJ Khaled, "We The Best Forever".

"Raising The Bar": "There's No Singing, No MC's Trying To Sing, 100% Bars"

July 19, 2011 12:50 PM

[With the new Raising the Bar album in stores today, Queens, New York duo Cold Heat's Jak Danielz and Johnny Walker give you their Top 5 reasons to cop their latest LP.]

Continue reading "Raising The Bar": "There's No Singing, No MC's Trying To Sing, 100% Bars".

OutKast's Big Boi Loads Up, Promises To Deliver A "Straight Lyrical Assassin"

July 19, 2011 12:15 PM

OutKast's Big Boi recently provided fans with an update on his forthcoming Daddy Fat Sax sophomore solo album and said hip-hop heads can expect to hear a lyrical assassination.

Continue reading OutKast's Big Boi Loads Up, Promises To Deliver A "Straight Lyrical Assassin".

Fat Joe On Remy Ma, "I Could Never Forgive Her, She Really Hurt My Feelings"

July 19, 2011 11:55 AM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has no plans of reuniting with incarcerated rapper Remy Ma, as he recently explained the impact her disrespect had on him during their mid-2000's fallout.

Continue reading Fat Joe On Remy Ma, "I Could Never Forgive Her, She Really Hurt My Feelings".

Drake Says He Might Have 99 Problems, "I'm Just Talking That Real Sh*t" [Video]

July 19, 2011 11:40 AM

Young Money star Drake appears ready for whatever as he continues wrapping up his forthcoming Take Care album, admitting that the finished product may bring a range of problems his way.

Continue reading Drake Says He Might Have 99 Problems, "I'm Just Talking That Real Sh*t" [Video].

Red Cafe & Fabolous Tell Ferrari Boyz To Scoot Over, Meet The 'Bedrock Boyz'

July 19, 2011 11:20 AM

Brooklyn rappers Red Cafe and Fabolous seem to be taking a page out of Gucci Mane and Waka Flocka Flame's book by announcing plans to join together as the "Bedrock Boyz".

Continue reading Red Cafe & Fabolous Tell Ferrari Boyz To Scoot Over, Meet The 'Bedrock Boyz'.

Jay-Z & Kanye West's 'Throne' Set, "There Is Finally A Release Date"

July 19, 2011 11:15 AM

A new release date for Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne album has officially been unveiled revealing the long-awaited project will drop within 30 days.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Kanye West's 'Throne' Set, "There Is Finally A Release Date".

Jay-Z Says He's Not A Biter, "I Can Write A Song Without Using Anyone's Lyric At All" [Video]

July 19, 2011 9:17 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z has come forward to defend his usage of the late Notorious B.I.G.'s wordplay in songs and clarifies he is not biting but paying homage to the iconic emcee.

Continue reading Jay-Z Says He's Not A Biter, "I Can Write A Song Without Using Anyone's Lyric At All" [Video].

"People Don't Even Realize 2Pac Was Beefing W/ Him On 'Hit Em Up'"

July 19, 2011 12:15 AM

[Bronx Bombers: This week SOHH is celebrating the borough that birthed hip-hop by featuring an entertainment personality naming a Bronx rapper they feel is the most underrated. After DJ M-Tri named Large Professor last week, Cold Heat's Jak Danielz crowns Chino XL SOHH Underrated.]

Continue reading "People Don't Even Realize 2Pac Was Beefing W/ Him On 'Hit Em Up'".

Wiz Khalifa Licks It Right, Licks It Good, Licks Amber Rose Like He Should?

July 19, 2011 12:05 AM

For Caption Diss, the good ol' folks at SOHH are back at it giving y'all, my loyal doggies, a chance to capture the final word(s). The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets to hold down that Cap Diss honor for a week.

Continue reading Wiz Khalifa Licks It Right, Licks It Good, Licks Amber Rose Like He Should?.

Photo of the Day: Wiz Khalifa Licks Down Amber Rose (Cap Diss)

July 19, 2011 12:00 AM

How Many Licks: Wiz Khalifa keeps his love locked down on Amber Rose.

Be sure to submit your witty narration in today's SOHH Cap Diss!

Who Had The Best Comeback LP Ever? 2 MCs Who Nailed It & 2 Who Failed It [Click Here & Speak]

July 19, 2011 12:00 AM

Before losing the throne to Adele, Eminem held the record for most highest digital download sales. Recovery (which I consider a comeback comeback album after his original comeback album, Relapse, failed to live up to expectations) recently topped a million copies records sold.

Comeback albums are tricky: Depending on how long the artist has been gone, they can either serve as his career's resuscitator, or the dirt thrown over their already-buried coffin. Let's look at a few that worked, and a few that didn't.

Continue reading Who Had The Best Comeback LP Ever? 2 MCs Who Nailed It & 2 Who Failed It [Click Here & Speak].

"NCAA Football 12": "The Tackling System Is Unbelievable Compared To Years Past"

July 18, 2011 10:35 PM

[With the new release of NCAA Football 12 flying off store shelves, the game's "Road to Glory" EA Sports designer Alex Howell gives you his Top 5 reasons to tackle your closest retail outlet.]

Continue reading "NCAA Football 12": "The Tackling System Is Unbelievable Compared To Years Past".

Foxy Brown Undresses Playboy's $2 Million Offer

July 18, 2011 10:21 PM

Brooklyn rapper Foxy Brown may be putting together an upcoming album but the hip-hop diva is also currently contemplating a $2 million deal to appear on the cover of Playboy magazine.

Continue reading Foxy Brown Undresses Playboy's $2 Million Offer.

Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul Calls Waka Flocka's Retirement Bluff, "He Won't Do It" [Video]

July 18, 2011 6:25 PM

Although Waka Flocka Flame's mother agrees with her son, Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul believes the Atlanta rapper will not retire by 2012.

Continue reading Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul Calls Waka Flocka's Retirement Bluff, "He Won't Do It" [Video].

Fat Joe Speaks Out, "Big Pun Was Surrounded By A Bunch Of F*cking Idiots"

July 18, 2011 5:14 PM

Terror Squad leader Fat Joe has come forward to vouch for Joell Ortiz in light of the backlash he received for dropping his tribute record, "Big Pun's Back."

Continue reading Fat Joe Speaks Out, "Big Pun Was Surrounded By A Bunch Of F*cking Idiots".

Ja Rule Chokes Up In Court, 2-Year Jail Sentence Gets Taxed

July 18, 2011 4:55 PM

Incarcerated rapper Ja Rule received some bad news Monday (July 18) as a judge sentenced him to over two years in jail for tax evasion charges.

Continue reading Ja Rule Chokes Up In Court, 2-Year Jail Sentence Gets Taxed.

Jim Jones' Got The Big Screen Itch, "I Need A Spielberg Flick"

July 18, 2011 3:45 PM

With talks of a movie centered around the origins of  The Dipset being in the works, Jim Jones recently talked to SOHH about his dream to begin a film career.

Continue reading Jim Jones' Got The Big Screen Itch, "I Need A Spielberg Flick".

Universal Republic's A&R Kills 'Fake It To Make It' Myth, "If You're Really Dope, You Don't Need Connections"

July 18, 2011 1:50 PM

Universal Republic's Director of A&R Nigil Mack has shared his input on the music industry and denied the notion you still have to know somebody to make it big these days.

Continue reading Universal Republic's A&R Kills 'Fake It To Make It' Myth, "If You're Really Dope, You Don't Need Connections".

"Summer In Kingston": "This Record Is Going To Get You Laid"

July 18, 2011 1:35 PM

[With the new Summer In Kingston set to hit retails shelves tomorrow, reggae star Shaggy gives you his Top 5 reasons to dig in those pockets and support his new EP.]

Continue reading "Summer In Kingston": "This Record Is Going To Get You Laid".

Foxy Brown Plays The Race Card, "If Lindsay Lohan Was Black, She Would've Done 2 Years"

July 18, 2011 12:35 PM

Brooklyn rapper Foxy Brown recently opened up about her publicized court case involving a neighbor claiming she was flashed by the Ill Na Na, as well as her religious beliefs.

Continue reading Foxy Brown Plays The Race Card, "If Lindsay Lohan Was Black, She Would've Done 2 Years".

TMZ 'Manipulated' Bow Wow's Baby's Mama, "They Practically Backed Me Into A Corner"

July 18, 2011 12:15 PM

Joie Chavis, mother of Cash Money Records rapper Bow Wow's child, has come forward to speak out on TMZ running an exclusive story about intentionally excluding his name from their daughter's birth certificate.

Continue reading TMZ 'Manipulated' Bow Wow's Baby's Mama, "They Practically Backed Me Into A Corner".

50 Cent Bans FOX News, "I'm Never Watching That Again"

July 18, 2011 11:30 AM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has vouched his support for R&B singer Chris Brown and promised to never watch FOX News after the network bashed the crooner for appearing on NBC's "Today" show.

Continue reading 50 Cent Bans FOX News, "I'm Never Watching That Again".

"Nicki Minaj Is My Favorite Female Rapper Of All Time" [Video]

July 18, 2011 11:05 AM

Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul may ruffle some feathers, as he claims that Young Money star Nicki Minaj as his all time favorite female emcee.

Continue reading "Nicki Minaj Is My Favorite Female Rapper Of All Time" [Video].

Eminem's Digital Sales Record Shattered By UK Star

July 18, 2011 9:15 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem's recent achievement as the only artist to sell over one million digital copies of an album has already been outdone by United Kingdom singer Adele.

Continue reading Eminem's Digital Sales Record Shattered By UK Star.

Ace Hood Says Be Easy On Chris Breezy, "People Want To Criticize At The End Of The Day"

July 18, 2011 8:35 AM

Southern rapper Ace Hood has come forward to defend the negative attention R&B star Chris Brown receives from critics and said his "Body 2 Body" collaborator is only focused on success.

Continue reading Ace Hood Says Be Easy On Chris Breezy, "People Want To Criticize At The End Of The Day".

GG-GG-Good-Bye 50? 3 Career Moves Lloyd Banks Should Make [Click Here & Speak]

July 18, 2011 12:00 AM

With 50 Cent addressing the Lloyd Banks departing G-Unit rumor once more last week, the question continues to scramble through my head. "Well, outside of music, what can Lloyd Banks do?" The answer?

Continue reading GG-GG-Good-Bye 50? 3 Career Moves Lloyd Banks Should Make [Click Here & Speak].

Photo of the Days: Asher Roth Experiences Paradise

July 18, 2011 12:00 AM

Sweet Dreamin': Asher Roth shows off his morning view.

Photo taken from Asher Roth's Twitter

DMX Needs To Get The Crown Back, Says Swizz Beatz

July 17, 2011 12:10 PM

Ruff Ryders producer Swizz Beatz recently shared his input on the trials and tribulations surrounding troubled incarcerated rapper DMX.

Continue reading DMX Needs To Get The Crown Back, Says Swizz Beatz.

Ludacris Puts On His Rain Boots, "We're Gonna Flood The Streets" [Video]

July 17, 2011 11:53 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Ludacris is back into music-making mode after announcing plans to drop a new mixtape prior to his forthcoming Ludaversal solo album.

Continue reading Ludacris Puts On His Rain Boots, "We're Gonna Flood The Streets" [Video].

"I Never Ended Up Getting A Copy Of My Record W/ Guru"

July 17, 2011 11:46 AM

[With today marking the late Guru's 50th birthday, Boston native Termanology reflects on the hip-hop pioneer's legacy and having an opportunity to meet him face-to-face.]

Continue reading "I Never Ended Up Getting A Copy Of My Record W/ Guru".

Lil Wayne Refuses To Get Tipsy, Bans Alcohol From I Am Still Music Tour

July 17, 2011 11:09 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is taking his three-year alcohol probation serious as new reports claim he has banned liquor from the I Am Still Music tour.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Refuses To Get Tipsy, Bans Alcohol From I Am Still Music Tour.

Swizz Beatz Ready To Unveil Hidden Gems, "They'll Be Seeing That Starting Next Week"

July 17, 2011 10:48 AM

Fans anxious to sample Swizz Beatz's upcoming Haute Living project will receive their first taste next week as the hitmaker announces plans to slowly unveil the LP.

Continue reading Swizz Beatz Ready To Unveil Hidden Gems, "They'll Be Seeing That Starting Next Week".

Photo of the Day: 50 Cent Shows Off His New Headphones

July 17, 2011 12:00 AM

Can You Hear Me Now: G-Unit's 50 Cent gets caught in the music.

Photo taken from 50 Cent's Twitter

50 Cent Reveals Life-Saving Agenda, "I Want To Feed A Billion People"

July 16, 2011 7:11 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent is thinking bigger than album sales and movie deals these days by announcing an initiative to provide food for millions of people in Africa by 2016.

Continue reading 50 Cent Reveals Life-Saving Agenda, "I Want To Feed A Billion People".

Eminem Snubbed Lady Gaga For Dr. Dre's "Detox"

July 16, 2011 11:56 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem decided to pass on an opportunity to have Lady Gaga appear on Dr. Dre's "I Need A Doctor" Detox single for music newcomer Skylar Grey.

Continue reading Eminem Snubbed Lady Gaga For Dr. Dre's "Detox".

Maino Says New York's Back, "There's Dudes Like Lloyd Banks, Jim Jones, Fabolous..." [Video]

July 16, 2011 11:09 AM

Brooklyn rapper Maino recently talked about the state of New York hip-hop and gave his diagnosis as to why the Big Apple sound has had a hard time getting picked up in other regions.

Continue reading Maino Says New York's Back, "There's Dudes Like Lloyd Banks, Jim Jones, Fabolous..." [Video].

50 Cent Impostors Takeover Rick Ross' Twitter, "Shawty Lo Face Look Like A Pizza"

July 16, 2011 10:34 AM

The beef between 50 Cent and Rick Ross may be over but online hackers are reheating their past issues by breaking into the Miami rapper's Twitter page posing as the G-Unit leader.

Continue reading 50 Cent Impostors Takeover Rick Ross' Twitter, "Shawty Lo Face Look Like A Pizza".

"I Got [Shot] Six Times From Being In The Midst Of That Struggle"

July 16, 2011 10:16 AM

Newly signed G-Unit artist Kidd Kidd recently opened up about his New Orleans upbringing and called out hometown artists for making it big but forgetting their roots.

Continue reading "I Got [Shot] Six Times From Being In The Midst Of That Struggle".

Ghostface Killah Still Reps The Wu-Block, "We'll Be On The Streets"

July 16, 2011 10:07 AM

Anxious Wu-Tang and LOX fans can breathe in exhale as Ghostface Killah has confirmed plans of a Wu-Block compilation album still being in the works.

Continue reading Ghostface Killah Still Reps The Wu-Block, "We'll Be On The Streets".

Photo of the Day: Jim Jones Flosses In The Warehouse

July 16, 2011 12:00 AM

Night Shift: Dipset's Jim Jones hits up his clothing warehouse.

Photo taken from Jim Jones' Twitter

"Nas Is Considered One Of The Best Ever From New York"

July 15, 2011 6:40 PM

[With his new King of Hearts album in stores, Lloyd thinks back and names his favorite collaborations to date.]

Continue reading "Nas Is Considered One Of The Best Ever From New York".

Lil Boosie Gets More Bad News, Another Drug Smuggling Indictment Issued

July 15, 2011 5:15 PM

Incarcerated rapper Lil Boosie continues to make headlines as new reports claim he has been indicted for trying to smuggle drugs into a state prison.

Continue reading Lil Boosie Gets More Bad News, Another Drug Smuggling Indictment Issued.

Juelz Santana Reveals The B.I.G. Picture, "It's Gonna Be Like The Way They Did 'Notorious'"

July 15, 2011 4:45 PM

After Jim Jones hinted at a movie based on The Diplomats going into production earlier this week, Juelz Santana has come forward to provide more details on the flick.

Continue reading Juelz Santana Reveals The B.I.G. Picture, "It's Gonna Be Like The Way They Did 'Notorious'".

The Cool Kids Name Their Favorite Summer Sizzlers

July 15, 2011 2:50 PM

With the heat in tact and their "Summer Jam" record in rotation, The Cool Kids hit up SOHH and discuss their favorite tracks for this time of the year.

Continue reading The Cool Kids Name Their Favorite Summer Sizzlers.

"Black & Red Is Not Inspired By Wiz Khalifa"

July 15, 2011 2:10 PM

[In light of today marking the beginning of NFL great Deion Sanders' second annual youth football tournament, the retired Atlanta Falcon talks about what to expect during the three-day extravaganza.]

Continue reading "Black & Red Is Not Inspired By Wiz Khalifa".

50 Cent Tells People Stop Sleeping, "She's The Most Underrated Female Soloist In The Game"

July 15, 2011 1:55 PM

G-Unit's 50 Cent recently talked about the success of former Destiny's Child member Kelly Rowland and why he believes she is the most slept-on female artist out right now.

Continue reading 50 Cent Tells People Stop Sleeping, "She's The Most Underrated Female Soloist In The Game".

"I Was With Nas When He Recorded 'One Love'...It Was Mind-Blowing"

July 15, 2011 12:50 PM

[SOHH allows artists and the like to mentally dig through the crates and reflect on singles that they feel not only affected hip-hop culture, but their own musical technique as well. Today, Queens rapper Consequence shares his experience sitting in on one of Nas's Illmatic studio sessions.]

Continue reading "I Was With Nas When He Recorded 'One Love'...It Was Mind-Blowing".

Nicki Minaj Takes A Face Shot, Lupe Fiasco Melts Down...Again, Beanie Sigel Makes The Bully Cry

July 15, 2011 12:20 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, we find out if Nicki Minaj or the Dallas police are the liars, examine some of Lupe's biggest fiascos, give props to Beanie Sigel for bringing the Broad Street Bully to tears and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Takes A Face Shot, Lupe Fiasco Melts Down...Again, Beanie Sigel Makes The Bully Cry.

Lil Wayne Re-Thinks Retirement Talk, "I'm Not Gonna Brett Favre Y'All"

July 15, 2011 12:10 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has begun to have second thoughts on retirement and admitted he is not completely sure whether or not his time on the microphone is expired.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Re-Thinks Retirement Talk, "I'm Not Gonna Brett Favre Y'All".

Lil Kim Responds To Ms. Wallace Conflict, "They Can't Stop Us"

July 15, 2011 11:55 AM

Brooklyn rapper Lil Kim has shared her response upon learning that Voletta Wallace,mother of slain rapper Notorious B.I.G., forced R&B singer Monica to remove her verse from their "Anything (To Find You)" collaboration.

Continue reading Lil Kim Responds To Ms. Wallace Conflict, "They Can't Stop Us".

"The West Has Been More United Because There's No Beef Between Us"

July 15, 2011 11:40 AM

With West Coast newcomers like Kendrick Lamar and Odd Future making headlines, SOHH reached out to Cali Swag District's C-Smoove to find out if he feels his crew has stiff competition.

Continue reading "The West Has Been More United Because There's No Beef Between Us".

Tone Loc Gets Funky Cold In Court, Denies Roughing Up Baby's Mama

July 15, 2011 11:05 AM

Rap veteran Tone Loc has decided to continue his fight in the courtroom by pleading not guilty to domestic violence-related charges stemming from his June 2011 arrest.

Continue reading Tone Loc Gets Funky Cold In Court, Denies Roughing Up Baby's Mama.

Lil Kim Vs. Ms. Wallace, But No Bad Boy? 3 Artists Who Should Play Ref [Click Here & Speak]

July 15, 2011 12:16 AM

One, two, three! Ding, ding, ding! We have a new winner. Standing at... OK, so maybe a physical confrontation with boxing gloves at a packed, sold-out Madison Square Garden is not the best idea for patching up the issues between Lil Kim and the late Notorious B.I.G.'s mother, Voletta Wallace, but it could be a great starting point.

Continue reading Lil Kim Vs. Ms. Wallace, But No Bad Boy? 3 Artists Who Should Play Ref [Click Here & Speak].

Photo of the Day: Curren$y Takes A Quick Smoke Break

July 15, 2011 12:00 AM

Jet Life: New Orleans' Curren$y takes a quick smoke break.

Photo taken from Curren$y's Twitter

Notorious B.I.G.'s Mom Gets Hardcore On Lil Kim, "If We Put It Out We Get Sued"

July 14, 2011 11:45 PM

The late Notorious B.I.G.'s mother, Voletta Wallace, has reportedly displayed her displeasure in Lil Kim by forcing R&B singer Monica to remove the rapper from her "Anything (To Find You)" collaboration.

Continue reading Notorious B.I.G.'s Mom Gets Hardcore On Lil Kim, "If We Put It Out We Get Sued".

Coco & Ice-T Melts Away Marriage Hype, "It Shouldn't Be Something That'll Look Good For The Press"

July 14, 2011 10:25 PM

In light of Uncle Luke highlighting Ice-T's marriage as a perfect model for rappers to follow, SOHH recently spoke to the music veteran and his wife Coco about what makes a solid partnership.

Continue reading Coco & Ice-T Melts Away Marriage Hype, "It Shouldn't Be Something That'll Look Good For The Press".

Jill Scott Confesses, Admits To Being "D*ckmatized" Victim

July 14, 2011 6:04 PM

R&B singer Jill Scott has come forward to discuss her past infatuation with sex and how it took a chokehold of her life.

Continue reading Jill Scott Confesses, Admits To Being "D*ckmatized" Victim.

Crooked I Asks What's Up Doc, "Dre, Where You At Baby?...Godd*mn..."

July 14, 2011 5:55 PM

Slaughterhouse's Crooked I recently revealed his admiration for Dr. Dre and said he is hopeful that the Doc can schedule some studio time for his crew.

Continue reading Crooked I Asks What's Up Doc, "Dre, Where You At Baby?...Godd*mn...".

Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul Says "Cookin' Ain't Easy" Still Bubbling

July 14, 2011 5:55 PM

After making a buzz last year with plans to launch a food show called "Cookin' Ain't Easy," SOHH hit up Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul to get an update on the upcoming television venture.

Continue reading Three 6 Mafia's DJ Paul Says "Cookin' Ain't Easy" Still Bubbling.

Lil Wayne's "Carter IV" Won't Get Delayed Again, Manager Promises

July 14, 2011 5:19 PM

Although Lil Wayne fans have received constant delays for his Tha Carter IV solo album, Weezy's manager has promised the project's latest release date is its last.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's "Carter IV" Won't Get Delayed Again, Manager Promises.

"Whenever 50 Cent Needs Me, I'm There"

July 14, 2011 4:00 PM

After the impact Lloyd and 50 Cent's "Let's Get It In" had last year, SOHH hit up the former Murder Inc. star to find out why their collaboration did not make his new King of Hearts album.

Continue reading "Whenever 50 Cent Needs Me, I'm There".

Gucci Mane Reflects On Brrrrreaking Free, "First Thing I Did..." [Video]

July 14, 2011 3:55 PM

Finally freed from prison, Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane has opened up about embracing his freedom and what he did after walking past the metal gates.

Continue reading Gucci Mane Reflects On Brrrrreaking Free, "First Thing I Did..." [Video].

"[He's Recognized] For Production But Slept On As An Emcee"

July 14, 2011 3:45 PM

[Queens Gets The Money: This week SOHH is celebrating the historic New York borough by featuring an entertainment personality naming a Queens rapper they feel is the most underrated. After Havoc named Royal Flush earlier this week, Sleepwalkas' DJ M-Tri crowns Large Professor as SOHH Underrated.]

Continue reading "[He's Recognized] For Production But Slept On As An Emcee".

"I Was Sleeping One Night & [2Pac] Said To Me..." [Video]

July 14, 2011 12:45 PM

West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar has opened up about his admiration for the late Tupac Shakur and described an encounter he had with the iconic lyricist- in his dreams.

Continue reading "I Was Sleeping One Night & [2Pac] Said To Me..." [Video].

What's Really Good W/Lupe Qutting Twitter: Fact or Marketing Fiasco? [Click Here & Speak]

July 14, 2011 10:50 AM

I was in the shoe store trying on some sandals (summer heat is a beast) when I came across the following tweet.

"I'm quitting Twitter. It was fun while it lasted," he tweeted July 13 (Lupe Fiasco's Twitter)

That's right cool kids. Yesterday, the always outspoken Lupe Fiasco "gave up" Twitter and kick-pushed his account over to Nikki.

Continue reading What's Really Good W/Lupe Qutting Twitter: Fact or Marketing Fiasco? [Click Here & Speak] .

UPDATE: DMX's Drug Smuggling Accusations Denied

July 14, 2011 9:47 AM

A few days after word came around that DMX's release from jail would be delayed, Arizona Department of Corrections spokesman Barrett Marson clears the air on why.

Continue reading UPDATE: DMX's Drug Smuggling Accusations Denied.

50 Cent Addresses Lloyd Banks Leaving G-Unit Rumors

July 14, 2011 9:33 AM

New York rapper 50 Cent has shot down rumors and speculation claiming Lloyd Banks is on the verge of leaving G-Unit Records to pursue a career at Def Jam.

Continue reading 50 Cent Addresses Lloyd Banks Leaving G-Unit Rumors.

Khia Licks Down Amber Rose, Beyonce & More In 50-Minute Diss Video

July 14, 2011 9:10 AM

Southern rapper Khia has decided to celebrate her recent Myspace blog post airing out high profile celebrities like Amber Rose and Rick Ross by dropping a 50-minute diss video.

Continue reading Khia Licks Down Amber Rose, Beyonce & More In 50-Minute Diss Video.

Miguel & Lloyd Go Head To Head, "We're Brothers, We're Happy & We're Singing & We're Colored" [Audio]

July 14, 2011 8:58 AM

R&B singers Lloyd and Miguel have decided to call a truce after heating up the Internet last week over rocking very similar hair styles.

Continue reading Miguel & Lloyd Go Head To Head, "We're Brothers, We're Happy & We're Singing & We're Colored" [Audio].

Dallas Police Respond To Nicki Minaj W/ Official Report, "He Shoved The Suitcase Across [Nicki's] Chin"

July 14, 2011 8:40 AM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj may have to eat her own words as the Dallas police department has decided to release a report describing an altercation she had earlier this week.

Continue reading Dallas Police Respond To Nicki Minaj W/ Official Report, "He Shoved The Suitcase Across [Nicki's] Chin".

Photo of the Day: Just Blaze Tries Out Studio Planking

July 14, 2011 12:00 AM

Shooting Stars: Hitmaker Just Blaze shows off his version of studio planking.

Photo taken from Just Blaze's Twitter

The Cool Kids Scale "When Fish Ride Bicycles" Concept

July 13, 2011 9:00 PM

After drawing attention for their When Fish Ride Bicycles debut album cover, SOHH had to reach out to The Cool Kids to find out the real story behind their artwork.

Continue reading The Cool Kids Scale "When Fish Ride Bicycles" Concept.

T.I. Says Never Call Him Phony, "I Don't Do Fake Sh*t Shawty"

July 13, 2011 7:45 PM

Incarcerated rapper T.I. is counting down the days until he becomes a free man, releasing an open letter to his supporters thanking them for their loyalty.

Continue reading T.I. Says Never Call Him Phony, "I Don't Do Fake Sh*t Shawty".

Jim Jones Spills The Beans, "I Don't Think I Was Supposed To Say That" [Video]

July 13, 2011 5:05 PM

Dipset's Jim Jones recently dropped the bomb on plans to put out a Diplomat film in the near future with Juelz Santana, Freekey Zekey and Cam'ron.

Continue reading Jim Jones Spills The Beans, "I Don't Think I Was Supposed To Say That" [Video].

"The Kickback": "We Wanna Slow It Dowwwwwn For The Ladies"

July 13, 2011 4:35 PM

[With the new release of The Kickback, Cali Swag District's C-Smoove and Yung break down their Top 5 reasons you need to "Dougie" it out to the group's long-awaited debut.]

Continue reading "The Kickback": "We Wanna Slow It Dowwwwwn For The Ladies".

Andre 3000 Didn't Cast Out "King" Opportunity, Says Lloyd

July 13, 2011 3:40 PM

After R&B singer Lloyd caught fans by surprise with his Andre 3000-featured "Dedication To My Ex" collaboration, SOHH hit up the former Murder Inc. crooner to find out how he snagged the elusive OutKast member for a cameo.

Continue reading Andre 3000 Didn't Cast Out "King" Opportunity, Says Lloyd.

Lupe Fiasco Leaves 722K Supporters, "I'm Quitting"

July 13, 2011 3:20 PM

Today, Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has announced that he's had enough of the social networking platform Twitter and decided to leave over 722,000 followers in the dust.

Continue reading Lupe Fiasco Leaves 722K Supporters, "I'm Quitting".

"Lil Kim's Not Actually Signed To G-Unit" [Video]

July 13, 2011 1:55 PM

After Lil Kim had people chanting GG-GG-G-Unit on-stage last month, 50 Cent has cleared the air and said she is not signed to his record label.

Continue reading "Lil Kim's Not Actually Signed To G-Unit" [Video].

UPDATE: Brisco Puts His Money Up, "I'm Back!!!"

July 13, 2011 1:45 PM

Less than 48 hours from turning himself in to Miami police on an aggravated assault warrant, rapper Brisco has been released from jail.

Continue reading UPDATE: Brisco Puts His Money Up, "I'm Back!!!".

Curren$y Wants To Teach Jessica Alba The #JetLife Commandments, "It's About Getting High & F*cking" [Video]

July 13, 2011 1:30 PM

Animated rapper Curren$y recently spoke on his favorite topic, weed, and why pop star Britney Spears and actress Jessica Alba are on his list of cipher hopefuls.

Continue reading Curren$y Wants To Teach Jessica Alba The #JetLife Commandments, "It's About Getting High & F*cking" [Video].

Beyonce Keeps Running At No. 1, Big Sean Does G.O.O.D. In Top 10 & Lloyd Makes A Kingly Debut

July 13, 2011 12:45 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce runs her competition, Big Sean keeps doing big things in the Top 10 and R&B singer Lloyd makes a royal debut on the chart.

Continue reading Beyonce Keeps Running At No. 1, Big Sean Does G.O.O.D. In Top 10 & Lloyd Makes A Kingly Debut.

"Triple Black Kamikaze": "$100? [You] May Even Cop Two!"

July 13, 2011 12:20 PM

[With the new release of Swizz Beatz's The Triple Kamikaze sneaker, Reebok's New Classics Product Manager Damion Presson gives you his Top 5 reasons to cop the new kicks.]

Continue reading "Triple Black Kamikaze": "$100? [You] May Even Cop Two!".

Game Says It's Still One Blood, "I Just Talk About My Life Experiences"

July 13, 2011 11:40 AM

West Coast rapper Game has defended the decision to stay true to his music by acknowledging references to the notorious Blood gang while simultaneously delivering a positive message for fans.

Continue reading Game Says It's Still One Blood, "I Just Talk About My Life Experiences".

50 Cent's Not Stressing Over Interscope "They Need That Record To Sell More Than I Do" [Video]

July 13, 2011 11:25 AM

G-Unit's 50 Cent recently talked about his delayed follow-up to 2009's Before I Self Destruct and why Interscope Records ultimately is in dire need for the project to perform well in retail outlets.

Continue reading 50 Cent's Not Stressing Over Interscope "They Need That Record To Sell More Than I Do" [Video].

Lil B Sets The Record Straight, "I'm Not Totally Gay But I Am Gay" [Video]

July 13, 2011 10:50 AM

West Coast rapper Lil B has come forward to clarify the logic behind softening his I'm Gay album title by including, in parentheses, I'm Happy.

Continue reading Lil B Sets The Record Straight, "I'm Not Totally Gay But I Am Gay" [Video].

Nicki Minaj On Fight Rumors, "The Fact You Believe A Man Either Slapped Or Punched Me..."

July 13, 2011 9:29 AM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj has stepped forward to address rumors claiming she was involved in a physical altercation that left her getting punched in the face.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj On Fight Rumors, "The Fact You Believe A Man Either Slapped Or Punched Me...".

How Come Uncle Luke Is Dissing Wiz Khalifa But Not Jay-Z, 50 Cent Or Andre 3000? [Click Here & Speak]

July 13, 2011 12:03 AM

And the survey says? WRONG! For the hundreds of thousand hip-hop readers instantly co-signing Uncle Luke's bashful remarks about love birds Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose, I beg you to take a sip out of some Formula 50 (if you can still find it) while loosening up the collar of your Rocawear button up. There are some discrepancies in Uncle Luke's argument.

Continue reading How Come Uncle Luke Is Dissing Wiz Khalifa But Not Jay-Z, 50 Cent Or Andre 3000? [Click Here & Speak].

Photo of the Day: N.O.R.E. Makes A Sneaker Call

July 13, 2011 12:00 AM

Last Call: N.O.R.E. talks kicks on the set of his "Finito" music video.

Photo taken from N.O.R.E.'s Twitter

Foxy Brown Lands Huge Court Victory

July 12, 2011 6:05 PM

New York rapper Foxy Brown had a reason to smile Tuesday (July 12) after winning a year-long court case which charged her with mooning a female neighbor in 2010.

Continue reading Foxy Brown Lands Huge Court Victory.

Jay-Z & Kanye West Won't Mount The Throne Til 2012

July 12, 2011 5:28 PM

Grammy-winning rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne album may begin to receive comparisons to Dr. Dre's unreleased Detox as the project is listed to drop in 2012 according to Island Def Jam's website.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Kanye West Won't Mount The Throne Til 2012.

Uncle Luke Ethers Wiz Khalifa/Amber Rose, "You Don't Date Another Rapper's Ex-Girlfriend"

July 12, 2011 5:01 PM

Former 2 Live Crew frontman Uncle Luke has come forward to speak out on the attention Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose have generated since becoming a romantic item earlier this year.

Continue reading Uncle Luke Ethers Wiz Khalifa/Amber Rose, "You Don't Date Another Rapper's Ex-Girlfriend".

Jim Jones On Dipset Delay, "It Hasn't Been Going As Fast As We'd Like"

July 12, 2011 4:50 PM

Dipset's Jim Jones has finally addressed the delayed Diplomat reunion album and what has stalled the project since him and Cam'ron joined forces again in early 2010.

Continue reading Jim Jones On Dipset Delay, "It Hasn't Been Going As Fast As We'd Like".

"Everybody Respects Me For The Simple Fact I've Created My Own Lane"

July 12, 2011 4:20 PM

Miami rapper Pitbull recently opened up about his music catapulting him to a global platform since trading in hip-hop beats and adopting a pop sound.

Continue reading "Everybody Respects Me For The Simple Fact I've Created My Own Lane".

DMX Denied Prison Release, Rapper Stays Caged

July 12, 2011 4:08 PM

Incarcerated rapper DMX's release from an Arizona prison has been delayed as new reports claim the troubled hip-hop star has failed a drug test.

Continue reading DMX Denied Prison Release, Rapper Stays Caged.

Kanye West's Got A License To Kill, Says Nas [Video]

July 12, 2011 3:50 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West can add "License To Kill" to his resume after Nas revealed he ultimately motived Ye to step up his jewelry game to crush any competitors.

Continue reading Kanye West's Got A License To Kill, Says Nas [Video].

Trae Tha Truth f/ Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi, Wale, "I'm On"

July 12, 2011 3:35 PM

[SOHH highlights a newly-released track each week and offers a unique look at the song and its message. To start things off, Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth discusses the formation of his track, "I'm On".]

Continue reading Trae Tha Truth f/ Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi, Wale, "I'm On".

Ghostface Killah & MF Plan Doom's Day, Says Label Rep

July 12, 2011 3:25 PM

After a Ghostface Killah and MF Doom track leaked online last weekend, Nature Sounds owner Devin Horwitz has come forward to confirm that a collaborative project featuring the two is in the works.

Continue reading Ghostface Killah & MF Plan Doom's Day, Says Label Rep.

50 Cent Isn't Kiddin' Around W/ New G-Unit Artist, "Them Boys Down In New Orleans, They're Active"

July 12, 2011 1:10 PM

G-Unit boss 50 Cent has come forward to confirm signing burgeoning rapper Kidd Kidd to his team and why he closely relates to the New Orleans artist.

Continue reading 50 Cent Isn't Kiddin' Around W/ New G-Unit Artist, "Them Boys Down In New Orleans, They're Active".

"When Fish Ride Bicycles": "We Were Trying To Stab People In The Ears"

July 12, 2011 12:45 PM

[With today's release of When Fish Ride Bicycles, The Cool Kids' Chuck Inglish and Mikey Rocks tally up their Top 5 reasons you should dig in your pockets for their long-awaited debut album.]

Continue reading "When Fish Ride Bicycles": "We Were Trying To Stab People In The Ears".

Justin Bieber Says Be Easy On Yeezy, "[Kanye West's] Not Really An A**hole"

July 12, 2011 12:25 PM

Teenage pop star Justin Bieber has come to the defense of controversial rapper Kanye West and promised that the eye-catching entertainer is a joy to work with.

Continue reading Justin Bieber Says Be Easy On Yeezy, "[Kanye West's] Not Really An A**hole".

Jay Electronica Follows J. Cole's Blueprint, "Bun B Heard The Album In Its Entirety"

July 12, 2011 11:30 AM

Roc Nation's Jay Electronica is looking to follow in the same footsteps as labelmate J. Cole by announcing the completion of his upcoming debut album.

Continue reading Jay Electronica Follows J. Cole's Blueprint, "Bun B Heard The Album In Its Entirety".

How Can 50 Cent Resurrect G-Unit? [Click Here & Speak]

July 12, 2011 11:15 AM

No rap crew stays on top forever. At best, your squad makes it to the majors and from there, you've got a 3-5 year shot at selling as many records, concert tickets and soft drinks as possible. After that, the best and brightest of your crew might be able to squeeze out 2 or three more albums before they lose their steam and slip into the mixtape netherworld from which you came.

Continue reading How Can 50 Cent Resurrect G-Unit? [Click Here & Speak].

Lil Wayne's Dancers Beat Up P.F. Chang's Waitress, "They Threw Her To The Floor & Continued Punching"

July 12, 2011 9:20 AM

Two female dancers for rap star Lil Wayne have reportedly been charged with attacking a P.F. Chang's restaurant employee over an argument related to their bill.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's Dancers Beat Up P.F. Chang's Waitress, "They Threw Her To The Floor & Continued Punching".

Brisco Surrenders To Police In Miami

July 12, 2011 9:03 AM

Florida rapper Brisco reportedly turned himself over to police Monday (July 11) after reports of an arrest warrant for him emerged online last week.

Continue reading Brisco Surrenders To Police In Miami.

"He Was An Ill Lyricist & I Don't Know Why [He] Never Really Caught On"

July 12, 2011 12:15 AM

[Queens Gets The Money: This week, SOHH is celebrating the historic New York borough by featuring an entertainment personality naming a Queens rapper they feel is the most underrated. After $hamrock named Lil Wyte last week, Havoc crowns Royal Flush as SOHH Underrated.]

Continue reading "He Was An Ill Lyricist & I Don't Know Why [He] Never Really Caught On".

Waka Flocka Flame Gives Up Rap...To Sell Suits?!

July 12, 2011 12:10 AM

For Caption Diss, the good ol' folks at SOHH are back at it giving y'all, my loyal doggies, a chance to capture the final word(s). The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets to hold down that Cap Diss honor for a week.

Continue reading Waka Flocka Flame Gives Up Rap...To Sell Suits?!.

Photo of the Day: Waka Flocka Flame Switches Careers (Cap Diss)

July 12, 2011 12:00 AM

Southern Hospitality: Waka Flocka Flame buttons up his shirt straight.

Be sure to submit your witty narration in today's SOHH Cap Diss!

Dorrough Teaches Old School Nikes 101, "On A First Date, I Would Wear Some Brand New..."

July 11, 2011 5:00 PM

After the recent release of his "Old School Nikes" music video, SOHH reached out to Dallas rapper Dorrough to find out what Nike kicks suggestions he would dish out for different scenarios.

Continue reading Dorrough Teaches Old School Nikes 101, "On A First Date, I Would Wear Some Brand New...".

The Black Eyed Peas Split, "We Love You & Thank You For The Support"

July 11, 2011 4:35 PM

Award-winning group The Black Eyed Peas have decided to gracefully bow out of the music industry and take a hiatus to pursue their own solo ventures.

Continue reading The Black Eyed Peas Split, "We Love You & Thank You For The Support".

Game Keeps Shading In R.E.D., Adds Maybach Music Rider

July 11, 2011 4:25 PM

West Coast rapper Game's R.E.D. Album guest features continue to grow as Maybach Music Group's Wale is now slated to appear on the long-awaited LP.

Continue reading Game Keeps Shading In R.E.D., Adds Maybach Music Rider.

Jay-Z Made Glastonbury Big Spenders, "The Year He Played We Nearly Went Bankrupt"

July 11, 2011 4:10 PM

Known for selling out Madison Square Garden in the United States, rap mogul Jay-Z nearly forced England's annual Glastonbury Festival to become bankrupt after headlining three years ago.

Continue reading Jay-Z Made Glastonbury Big Spenders, "The Year He Played We Nearly Went Bankrupt".

Bow Wow Shows Off His "Underrated" Status

July 11, 2011 1:25 PM

Cash Money Records' Bow Wow has provided an update on his long-awaited Underrated album by finally announcing a release date.

Continue reading Bow Wow Shows Off His "Underrated" Status.

Three 6 Mafia Cooks Their Food Competition

July 11, 2011 1:15 PM

With the premiere of celeb competition show "Famous Food" debuting last night, SOHH recently hit up Three 6 Mafia to get the scoop on their appearance on the series.

Continue reading Three 6 Mafia Cooks Their Food Competition.

Havoc Says S.H.O. Me The Money, "I'm All About Being Versatile"

July 11, 2011 12:40 PM

After Mobb Deep's Havoc surprised hip-hop heads last year by collaborating with Japanese artist S.H.O. for their "Hustle Hard" record, SOHH hit up the producer to learn more about his international move.

Continue reading Havoc Says S.H.O. Me The Money, "I'm All About Being Versatile".

"The Low Point Of My Career Was After My Second Album Dropped"

July 11, 2011 11:45 AM

Southern rapper Ace Hood has come forward to shed light on his early struggles as an artist and why despite dropping two solo albums with help from DJ Khaled, he still suffered financially.

Continue reading "The Low Point Of My Career Was After My Second Album Dropped".

"[Wiz Khalifa] Finished By Licking Amber From Her Navel To Her..." [Video]

July 11, 2011 11:25 AM

There may be no stopping the romance between rapper Wiz Khalifa and model Amber Rose as the two love birds got explicitly intimate during an onstage apperance over the weekend.

Continue reading "[Wiz Khalifa] Finished By Licking Amber From Her Navel To Her..." [Video].

Lil Wayne Plants Flowers Onto "Tha Carter IV"

July 11, 2011 10:21 AM

While fans continue to wait for Lil Wayne's delayed Carter IV album, Young Money's Lil Twist has divulged on the songs expected to appear on the forthcoming LP, including a track featuring himself entitled "Flowers".

Continue reading Lil Wayne Plants Flowers Onto "Tha Carter IV".

Rick Ross & Young Jeezy Squash Beef, Promises DJ Khaled [Video]

July 11, 2011 9:42 AM

After a war of words kept hip-hop fans on their toes throughout 2010, DJ Khaled promises Def Jam artists Rick Ross and Young Jeezy have squashed their past problems.

Continue reading Rick Ross & Young Jeezy Squash Beef, Promises DJ Khaled [Video].

Diddy Makes A Special Delivery, Supports G-Dep's Family Through Legal Woes

July 11, 2011 9:26 AM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy has reportedly reached out to the family of his former artist G-Dep in light of the rapper's current legal woes since confessing to a 1990's shooting last year.

Continue reading Diddy Makes A Special Delivery, Supports G-Dep's Family Through Legal Woes.

Which 5 MILFS Are Hotter Than Bow Wow's Baby Mama? [Click Here & Speak]

July 11, 2011 12:15 AM

Whether you like Bow Wow's music or not, there is no way a standing ovation cannot be given to this youngster who just a few years ago blew up on the scene as "Lil' Bow Wow." Fast forward a few albums, movie roles and record deal signings and he is now the proud father of a daughter from drop dead gorgeous model Joie Chavis. But is she really the hottest of the hot MILFS?

Continue reading Which 5 MILFS Are Hotter Than Bow Wow's Baby Mama? [Click Here & Speak].

Photo of the Day: Bow Wow Balls Up Against Kobe Bryant

July 11, 2011 12:00 AM

The Dream Team: Cash Money Records' Bow Wow rolls with NBA star Kobe Bryant.

Photo taken from Bow Wow's Twitter

Bow Wow's Not A Baby's Daddy On Birth Certificate

July 10, 2011 9:42 PM

Cash Money Records' Bow Wow may be aiming to make good with his baby's mother/model Joie Chavis as new reports claim she intentionally omitted his name from their daughter's birth certificate.

Continue reading Bow Wow's Not A Baby's Daddy On Birth Certificate.

50 Cent Extends G-Unit Roster, Inducts New Member

July 10, 2011 9:14 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent continues to make waves just weeks after partnering with Southern rapper Shawty Lo by signing New Orleans' Kidd Kidd.

Continue reading 50 Cent Extends G-Unit Roster, Inducts New Member.

Beanie Sigel Denies Being G-Unit's Toy Soldier, "50 [Cent] Used Me How?" [Video]

July 10, 2011 9:52 AM

Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel has answered hype and speculation claiming he may have been used as a pawn for 50 Cent toward perceived rap rival Jay-Z.

Continue reading Beanie Sigel Denies Being G-Unit's Toy Soldier, "50 [Cent] Used Me How?" [Video].

Jay-Z Called Derek Jeter's 3,000th Hit, "He Surprised Everyone" [Video]

July 10, 2011 9:30 AM

Music mogul Jay-Z witnessed history Saturday (July 9) afternoon by watching New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter become the first player in his team history to record 3,000 hits.

Continue reading Jay-Z Called Derek Jeter's 3,000th Hit, "He Surprised Everyone" [Video].

Lil Boosie's Fate Put On The Line, Murder Trial Takes Shape

July 10, 2011 9:14 AM

Southern rapper Lil Boosie's fate behind bars will finally be determined in the near future as one of his associates is set to begin trial on a murder he is accused of ordering.

Continue reading Lil Boosie's Fate Put On The Line, Murder Trial Takes Shape.

Nicki Minaj's Cousin Laid To Rest, Funeral Held In NYC

July 10, 2011 8:49 AM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj's slain cousin was finally laid to rest this weekend days after being fatally shot in Brooklyn, New York.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj's Cousin Laid To Rest, Funeral Held In NYC.

Photo of the Day: Fabolous Rides Out W/ His Beats By Dre

July 10, 2011 12:00 AM

Loso's Way: Fabolous rides out with some Beats By Dre.

Photo taken from Fabolous' Twitter

Young Chris Has The Game On Smash, Says Beanie Sigel

July 9, 2011 8:35 PM

State Property's Beanie Sigel recently discussed his crew venturing out with their solo careers and why Young Chris is set to take the rap game by storm.

Continue reading Young Chris Has The Game On Smash, Says Beanie Sigel.

Jay-Z Speaks On Osama Bin Laden's Death, "[Jay Wanted] To Deliver The News Of His Death"

July 9, 2011 7:24 PM

During a recent listening session of his Watch the Throne joint album, rap mogul Jay-Z discussed the slaying of Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden.

Continue reading Jay-Z Speaks On Osama Bin Laden's Death, "[Jay Wanted] To Deliver The News Of His Death".

Bow Wow's Baby's Mama Comes Forward, Addresses Suicide Talk

July 9, 2011 7:14 PM

Cash Money Records artist Bow Wow's baby's mother, Joie Chavis, has come forward to address his recent admission to contemplating suicide and discussed sharing a newborn with him.

Continue reading Bow Wow's Baby's Mama Comes Forward, Addresses Suicide Talk.

Beanie Sigel Vouches For Rick Ross, "My Mom Was A Correctional Officer" [Video]

July 9, 2011 10:32 AM

Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel has offered his two cents on Rick Ross getting exposed as an ex-correctional officer in 2009 and said it ultimately is not a big deal.

Continue reading Beanie Sigel Vouches For Rick Ross, "My Mom Was A Correctional Officer" [Video].

Waka Flocka Flame To The Music Biz, "I'd Rather Work At Walmart Than Rap" [Audio]

July 9, 2011 10:15 AM

Southern rapper Waka Flocka Flame has stepped up to confirm plans to retire from the rap game after less than 36 months in the music industry.

Continue reading Waka Flocka Flame To The Music Biz, "I'd Rather Work At Walmart Than Rap" [Audio].

Shaggy On Buju Banton's 10-Year Jail Sentence, "He's An Icon & They'll Never Take That Away From Him"

July 9, 2011 10:10 AM

With the unfortunate news of reggae star Buju Banton receiving a ten-year jail sentence on a drug conviction, SOHH hit up fellow reggae icon Shaggy to get his reaction to the outcome.

Continue reading Shaggy On Buju Banton's 10-Year Jail Sentence, "He's An Icon & They'll Never Take That Away From Him".

50 Cent & Shawty Lo Talk GG-GG-GGG-Unit, "I Signed A $10 Million Deal" [Audio]

July 9, 2011 9:55 AM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent and Shawty Lo have expanded on their new record deal with one another and said their partnership is valued at $10 million.

Continue reading 50 Cent & Shawty Lo Talk GG-GG-GGG-Unit, "I Signed A $10 Million Deal" [Audio].

Lil Mo Tells Missy Elliott To Keep Her Head Up, "I Don't Want Her To Panic"

July 9, 2011 9:36 AM

R&B singer Lil Mo recently shared her input on rapper Missy Elliott's coming forward about her battles with Graves disease and offered a few words of inspiration.

Continue reading Lil Mo Tells Missy Elliott To Keep Her Head Up, "I Don't Want Her To Panic".

Photo of the Day: DJ Whoo Kid Shows Off Jakarta

July 9, 2011 12:00 AM

Get Tipsy: G-Unit's DJ Whoo Kid gets buzzed in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Photo taken from DJ Whoo Kid's Twitter

Khia Blasts Beyonce, Amber Rose, Rick Ross & More, "[You've Been] Sucking Cl*ts Since 12"

July 8, 2011 5:45 PM

Controversial female rapper Khia is making headlines again, this time for publicly airing out music stars Beyonce, Amber Rose, Rick Ross, Chris Brown and more.

Continue reading Khia Blasts Beyonce, Amber Rose, Rick Ross & More, "[You've Been] Sucking Cl*ts Since 12".

Swizzy 'Beatz' The Industry Norm, "I'm Not Doing That No More..."

July 8, 2011 5:20 PM

Fans hoping to get their hands on Swizz Beatz's Haute Living LP may be in luck as the producer has clarified recent remarks suggesting the project has been completely scrapped.

Continue reading Swizzy 'Beatz' The Industry Norm, "I'm Not Doing That No More...".

Deion Sanders Tackles T.I.'s Bad Guy Rap, "Something Has To Wake Us Up"

July 8, 2011 4:50 PM

Former Atlanta Falcons football star Deion Sanders recently hit up SOHH and offered what advice he has for fallen rap star T.I. in light of his frequent run-ins with the law. 

Continue reading Deion Sanders Tackles T.I.'s Bad Guy Rap, "Something Has To Wake Us Up".

Beats, Rhyme & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest

July 8, 2011 4:15 PM

Actor/rap enthusiast Michael Rapaport spends his directorial debut shadowing a trio of midnight marauders in the hip-hop documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest, opening in select theaters today.

Continue reading Beats, Rhyme & Life: The Travels Of A Tribe Called Quest.

Xzibit Calls Planking "The Dumbest Sh*t Ever"

July 8, 2011 4:00 PM

Despite the media and celebrity craze over planking, West Coast rapper Xzibit has come forward to speak out on the trend, labeling it as the "dumbest sh*t ever."

Continue reading Xzibit Calls Planking "The Dumbest Sh*t Ever".

Amber Rose Fingers Wiz Khalifa, "I Want Him Tatted On Me A Million Times"

July 8, 2011 1:40 PM

Video vixen Amber Rose is ripping any indications that Wiz Khalifa may be single by tattooing his government name, Cameron Thomaz, on her finger.

Continue reading Amber Rose Fingers Wiz Khalifa, "I Want Him Tatted On Me A Million Times".

Russell Simmons Says Don't Believe The Hype, "Hip-Hop Artists Are Less Homophobic Than The Rest Of Society"

July 8, 2011 1:25 PM

Despite hip-hop getting targeted for its perceived anti-gay views, Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons has offered his take and said the rap community is more accepting than people may believe.

Continue reading Russell Simmons Says Don't Believe The Hype, "Hip-Hop Artists Are Less Homophobic Than The Rest Of Society".

DMX's Alleged Fiancee Bites Back, "I'm Not A Liar"

July 8, 2011 1:05 PM

Weeks after incarcerated rapper DMX denied rumors about having a fiancee, girlfriend Yadira Borrego has barked back and defended her image.

Continue reading DMX's Alleged Fiancee Bites Back, "I'm Not A Liar".

Lil Wayne Needs Fire For 'Carter IV' LP, "These N*ggas' Beats Been Sucking"

July 8, 2011 12:50 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne has challenged producers to bring their A-game by revealing his displeasure in the range of production currently resting on his forthcoming Tha Carter IV album.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Needs Fire For 'Carter IV' LP, "These N*ggas' Beats Been Sucking".

"This Is The First Album Where Critics Haven't Thrown Me Under The Bus"

July 8, 2011 12:20 PM

With the release of his post-Murder Inc. debut, King of Hearts finally in stores, SOHH hit up Lloyd this week to find out how much it means to have the long-awaited solo project on retail shelves.

Continue reading "This Is The First Album Where Critics Haven't Thrown Me Under The Bus".

Gucci Mane Plays Hide & Seek From Jail, Drake Asks 'Got MILF?', Amber Rose Grabs Net Nuts

July 8, 2011 11:45 AM

In this week's Pulse Report, we take a look at how Gucci Mane had us playing "Where's Gooch?", realize that Drake is thirsty for MILFS these days, watch how Amber Rose has the Internet going bananas and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Gucci Mane Plays Hide & Seek From Jail, Drake Asks 'Got MILF?', Amber Rose Grabs Net Nuts.

Waka Flocka's Mama Confirms Retirement, "He's Sick Of This"

July 8, 2011 11:20 AM

After Waka Flocka Flame hinted at plans to hang up the microphone for good by 2012, his "momager" Debra Antney has confirmed the hype is real.

Continue reading Waka Flocka's Mama Confirms Retirement, "He's Sick Of This".

Jay-Z Maps Out His Next Blueprint, "Two Songs Already Completed"

July 8, 2011 10:52 AM

While fans continue to eagerly await Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne joint album, new reports claim Young Hov is already putting together his follow-up to 2009's Blueprint III.

Continue reading Jay-Z Maps Out His Next Blueprint, "Two Songs Already Completed".

Beanie Sigel Admits Crying During State Property Reunion, "I Didn't Know How To Feel"

July 8, 2011 10:11 AM

Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel found himself lost in the moment last weekend by revealing his emotional reaction to being onstage during a long-awaited State Property reunion concert.

Continue reading Beanie Sigel Admits Crying During State Property Reunion, "I Didn't Know How To Feel".

Who's Scared Of The Big Bad Freddie Gibbs? 5 Rappers He Won't Diss. [Click Here & Speak]

July 8, 2011 12:05 AM

Me. Me and me. Do not get it twisted, just because I type comfortably in my own closed in space does not mean I feel invincible and untouchable to a rapper like Freddie Gibbs hailing from the mean streets of....Indiana?

Continue reading Who's Scared Of The Big Bad Freddie Gibbs? 5 Rappers He Won't Diss. [Click Here & Speak].

Photo of the Day: Tyler the Creator Gives His John Hancock

July 8, 2011 12:00 AM

Sign Here: Odd Future's Tyler the Creator draws up inspiration for his leg cast.

Photo taken from Tyler the Creator's Twitter

Jadakiss Names Who's Keeping NY Hot, "Joell Ortiz, Nas, Hov..." [Video]

July 7, 2011 11:33 PM

With his new I Love You mixtape keeping the streets hot, The LOX's Jadakiss recently shared his input on who he feels is keeping New York City hip-hop relevant.

Continue reading Jadakiss Names Who's Keeping NY Hot, "Joell Ortiz, Nas, Hov..." [Video].

Nicki Minaj Clears Up 'Miss You' Confusion, "I Wrote & Recorded That Song On..."

July 7, 2011 11:02 PM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj has stepped forward to clarify reports claiming her newly leaked "We Miss You" record is a tribute track to her slain cousin.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Clears Up 'Miss You' Confusion, "I Wrote & Recorded That Song On...".

Lil B's "I'm Gay" Experiences Low First-Week Sales

July 7, 2011 5:24 PM

West Coast rapper Lil B's I'm Gay (I'm Happy) first-week sales have been revealed showing the Based God's controversially titled LP selling under 2,000 records.

Continue reading Lil B's "I'm Gay" Experiences Low First-Week Sales.

Lloyd Says What's Beef, "We'll Find Out When I See [Miguel]"

July 7, 2011 5:20 PM

After diced words were exchanged between R&B singers Miguel and Lloyd over a perceived swagger jacking, SOHH hit up the former Murder Inc. star to find out if a beef is cooking between the two.

Continue reading Lloyd Says What's Beef, "We'll Find Out When I See [Miguel]".

Andre 3000's Rollin' Purple Haze, Lands Music Legend Biopic Role

July 7, 2011 4:40 PM

OutKast's Andre 3000 is headed back to Hollywood as reports suggest he will take on the role of late rock star Jimi Hendrix in an upcoming biopic.

Continue reading Andre 3000's Rollin' Purple Haze, Lands Music Legend Biopic Role.

"Bow Wow Is Gonna Do Right By His Kid"

July 7, 2011 4:30 PM

After Bow Wow confirmed the fact that he is a father this week, SOHH reached out to Cash Money Records' Glasses Malone to get his reaction to his labelmate's unexpected announcement.

Continue reading "Bow Wow Is Gonna Do Right By His Kid".

Lil Mo Reveals Her Teenage Crush, "He's No. 1 On My List Right Now"

July 7, 2011 12:10 PM

R&B singer Lil Mo may have to take a ticket as the latest celebrity to fall in love with pop sensation Justin Bieber after revealing her admiration for the 17 year-old star.

Continue reading Lil Mo Reveals Her Teenage Crush, "He's No. 1 On My List Right Now".

Vice Keeps Huffing & Puffing, "If People Want It, We're Going To Continue To Do It"

July 7, 2011 12:00 PM

With the new Where Do We Go From Here? joint album in stores, SOHH hit up producer Vice Souletric Beats to find out if he sees himself and emcee G. Huff following in the footprints of duos like Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth.

Continue reading Vice Keeps Huffing & Puffing, "If People Want It, We're Going To Continue To Do It".

"DMX & Jay-Z Didn't F*ck With Each Other At All"

July 7, 2011 10:27 AM

Prior to beginning a two-year jail sentence last month, Ja Rule opened up about his past relationships with Jay-Z and DMX and why their supergroup never took off.

Continue reading "DMX & Jay-Z Didn't F*ck With Each Other At All".

Sean Kingston Spotted Bandaged Up, Celebrating "Welcome Home" Party W/ Soulja Boy

July 7, 2011 10:09 AM

Singer Sean Kingston is slowly making a full recovery following a near fatal jet ski crash last May as seen in a new photo of him at his "Welcome Home" party alongside rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em.

Continue reading Sean Kingston Spotted Bandaged Up, Celebrating "Welcome Home" Party W/ Soulja Boy.

Drake Says Watch Your Moms, "[I'm] F*ckin' Women That Knew Biggie" [Audio]

July 7, 2011 9:56 AM

Young Money's Drake has decided to put his own spin to the iconic gangster film, Scarface, by dropping his a verse to the remixed version of rapper Future's "Tony Montana."

Continue reading Drake Says Watch Your Moms, "[I'm] F*ckin' Women That Knew Biggie" [Audio].

Beanie Sigel Blames Jay-Z For Scraped G-Unit Deal, "He Was Like, 'I Can't Let You Go'"

July 7, 2011 9:43 AM

Former Roc-A-Fella artist Beanie Sigel has come clean on why he never signed to 50 Cent's G-Unit Records in the past and why Jay-Z ultimately determined his future.

Continue reading Beanie Sigel Blames Jay-Z For Scraped G-Unit Deal, "He Was Like, 'I Can't Let You Go'".

Nicki Minaj Admits She'll Never Love Again, "Why'd You Have To Leave In July" [Audio]

July 7, 2011 9:19 AM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj opens up about losing someone close to her in a new record premiered this week called "We Miss You."

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Admits She'll Never Love Again, "Why'd You Have To Leave In July" [Audio].

"I Don't Think He Gets His Shine Like Paul Wall, Eminem Or Bubba Sparxxx"

July 7, 2011 12:15 AM

[In light of this week's July 4th celebration, SOHH is celebrating independence by featuring a entertainment personality naming an indie rapper they feel is the most underrated. After producer Vice Souletric Beats named Phonte earlier this week, $hamrock names Lil Wyte SOHH Underrated.]

Continue reading "I Don't Think He Gets His Shine Like Paul Wall, Eminem Or Bubba Sparxxx".

Photo of the Day: DJ Absolut Plays Doctor

July 7, 2011 12:00 AM

Man in the Mirror: DJ Absolut plays hip-hop's medicine doctor.

Photo taken from DJ Absolut's Twitter

Who's Put Out The Hottest Album In 2011 So Far? [Click Here & Speak]

July 7, 2011 12:00 AM

D*mn, time sure does fly. Seems like just yesterday I got out of the joint. Stood up in front of that judge, and told him who was who, and what was what. Wait, no. That's not my life. That's the opening scene to the 1993 Al Pacino crime-drama Carlito's Way.

Either way, its hard to believe that we are already halfway through 2011. Osama got hit with the choppa. Dallas snagged the Championship and The Rapture pulled a Detox on the entire world. But what else happened? Oh yeah. A bunch of rappers released albums. But who's had the hottest one thus far? Let's examine 3 highly rated albums that dropped within the first half of the year and see how they measure up. 

Continue reading Who's Put Out The Hottest Album In 2011 So Far? [Click Here & Speak].

Waka Flocka Flame Says Miss Me, "I Quit Rap After This Year"

July 6, 2011 9:44 PM

Southern rapper Waka Flocka Flame has dropped some expected news this week by announcing plans to hang up the microphone after this year.

Continue reading Waka Flocka Flame Says Miss Me, "I Quit Rap After This Year".

Cassidy Explains Swizz Beatz Break-Up, "He Didn't Want Everybody To Know What We Was Going Through" [Video]

July 6, 2011 9:25 PM

Philadelphia rapper Cassidy has come forward to clear up his alleged beef with producer Swizz Beatz after making headlines for publicly revealing their distanced relationship earlier this year.

Continue reading Cassidy Explains Swizz Beatz Break-Up, "He Didn't Want Everybody To Know What We Was Going Through" [Video].

Lloyd's Post-Murder Inc. Debut First-Week Sales Projections Revealed

July 6, 2011 9:03 PM

R&B singer Lloyd's post-Murder Inc. debut, King of Hearts, is reportedly en route to sell up to 25,000 copies after seven days in stores.

Continue reading Lloyd's Post-Murder Inc. Debut First-Week Sales Projections Revealed.

Expect Nothin' But B.o.B. For Sophomore LP, Says Jim Jonsin

July 6, 2011 5:20 PM

Grammy-nominated rapper B.o.B. has decided to put on for himself with his upcoming Adventures of Bobby Ray follow-up by focusing on releasing a sophomore album light on guest appearances.

Continue reading Expect Nothin' But B.o.B. For Sophomore LP, Says Jim Jonsin.

Birdman Flies Away From Forbes Dispute, "I Respect It But Let's Just Get That Sh*t Right"

July 6, 2011 4:50 PM

Cash Money Records' Birdman opens up about his issues with Forbes' projecting his net worth at $100 million and why the renowned financial publication should do some recalculating in the new XXL Magazine.

Continue reading Birdman Flies Away From Forbes Dispute, "I Respect It But Let's Just Get That Sh*t Right".

Yelawolf Resorts To Drastic Measures, "I Can't Reach Through The Motherf*cking Twitter & Slap Nobody"

July 6, 2011 4:07 PM

Shady Records' Yelawolf has taken his frustrations toward online hackers up a notch by disassociating himself from Twitter.

Continue reading Yelawolf Resorts To Drastic Measures, "I Can't Reach Through The Motherf*cking Twitter & Slap Nobody".

Rihanna Undresses Her Boy Desires, "Men Are Like Hunters, They Like To Chase"

July 6, 2011 3:50 PM

Risque pop singer Rihanna has opened up about what she looks for in a man and warns possible heartthrob hopefuls on what bores her in the new Cosmopolitan magazine.

Continue reading Rihanna Undresses Her Boy Desires, "Men Are Like Hunters, They Like To Chase".

Freddie Gibbs & Cashis Clash, "This Is B.I.G. & Pac, 2011"

July 6, 2011 1:45 PM

Incendiary spitter Freddie Gibbs and Shady Records' Cashis have turned a few heads this week after publicly going at one another on Twitter.

Continue reading Freddie Gibbs & Cashis Clash, "This Is B.I.G. & Pac, 2011".

"This Is The Most Incredible Album Of My Career"

July 6, 2011 1:30 PM

West Coast rapper Game has reached for new heights, as he claims that his upcoming R.E.D. Album is far better than past efforts including his multi-platinum selling 2005 debut, The Documentary.

Continue reading "This Is The Most Incredible Album Of My Career".

Beyonce Runs The Competition, Big Sean Gets Famous At No. 3, Curren$y, Kendrick Lamar, Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun Rile Up The Chart

July 6, 2011 12:35 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Beyonce makes a triumphant return atop her competition, Big Sean enjoys a big splash in Top 3 plus Curren$y, Kendrick Lamar, Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun invade the sales chart.

Continue reading Beyonce Runs The Competition, Big Sean Gets Famous At No. 3, Curren$y, Kendrick Lamar, Pete Rock & Smif-N-Wessun Rile Up The Chart.

Bow Wow Breaks Silence On Suicidal Thoughts, Confirms Baby Daddy Rumors

July 6, 2011 11:05 AM

Cash Money Records' Bow Wow has finally broken his silence on rumors claiming he is a father by releasing an open letter to fans confirming the hype is real.

Continue reading Bow Wow Breaks Silence On Suicidal Thoughts, Confirms Baby Daddy Rumors.

Gucci Mane Finally Freed, Invades Atlanta Strip Club [Update]

July 6, 2011 10:33 AM

After back and forth reporting surrounding Gucci Mane, the Atlanta rapper finally became a free man last night (July 5) and made his first stop at a local Atlanta strip club.

Continue reading Gucci Mane Finally Freed, Invades Atlanta Strip Club [Update].

Esther Baxter Slaughters Joe Budden, "['Pump It Up'?] I Thought Swizz Beatz Did That Song"

July 6, 2011 9:37 AM

Video vixen Esther Baxter opens up about her life moving past ex-boyfriend/rapper Joe Budden months after their publicized break-up in the new issue of KING.

Continue reading Esther Baxter Slaughters Joe Budden, "['Pump It Up'?] I Thought Swizz Beatz Did That Song".

So When Will Big L & Jam Master Jay's Murderers Confess? [Click Here & Speak]

July 6, 2011 12:24 AM

The amount of worry surrounding my mind is beginning to build at a pretty fast rate when I realize within the past four weeks, we have had two "huge" confessions related to two of the most infamous late rappers, Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G. Coincidence?

Continue reading So When Will Big L & Jam Master Jay's Murderers Confess? [Click Here & Speak].

The Top 5 Hairdo's 50 Cent Should Rock Next

July 6, 2011 12:15 AM

[As today marks G-Unit general 50 Cent's 36th birthday and in recognition of his recent coif makeover, SOHH has compiled a Top 5 list of fresh hairdos we think Mr. Jackson should experiment with next.]

Continue reading The Top 5 Hairdo's 50 Cent Should Rock Next.

Photo of the Day: Happy Birthday 50 Cent

July 6, 2011 12:00 AM

It's A Celebration: SOHH celebrates 50 Cent's 36th birthday!

Don't forget to peep SOHH's Top 5 Hairdo's 50 Cent Should Rock!

NYPD Investigate Nicki Minaj's Cousin Murder, "He Was The Victim Of Multiple Gunshot Wounds"

July 5, 2011 11:02 PM

The New York Police Department has confirmed tweets from Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj revealing the tragic murder of her cousin over the holiday weekend.

Continue reading NYPD Investigate Nicki Minaj's Cousin Murder, "He Was The Victim Of Multiple Gunshot Wounds".

Gudda Gudda Can Take The Heat, "I'm Really Good At Toughening Things Out"

July 5, 2011 9:45 PM

With the summer heating up and fans anticipating new music from Lil Wayne and Drake, SOHH recently hit up Young Money's Gudda Gudda to find out if he feels pressure by his team.

Continue reading Gudda Gudda Can Take The Heat, "I'm Really Good At Toughening Things Out".

Juelz Santana Gives His Reality Show Pitch, "You [Can] See How The Swag Is Created" [Video]

July 5, 2011 6:00 PM

Dipset's Juelz Santana recently detailed what his ideal reality show would encompass and which events over the past few years would be reason enough for his pitch to get picked up by a network.

Continue reading Juelz Santana Gives His Reality Show Pitch, "You [Can] See How The Swag Is Created" [Video].

UPDATE: Game Scraps 'Red Nation' Contest, Launches 'Pot Of Gold' Shot

July 5, 2011 5:33 PM

After Game announced a "Red Nation" contest to award a lucky ghostwriter last week, SOHH has learned the terms of the promotion have now been changed

Continue reading UPDATE: Game Scraps 'Red Nation' Contest, Launches 'Pot Of Gold' Shot.

Eminem Breaks Monumental Ground W/ "Recovery" Sales

July 5, 2011 4:47 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Eminem has conquered untouched ground by becoming the first artist to ever sell over a million digital copies of an album in the United States.

Continue reading Eminem Breaks Monumental Ground W/ "Recovery" Sales.

Snitching on Wax vs. Rap Tell-Alls: Which Is The Bigger Sucker Move? [Click Here & Speak]

July 5, 2011 3:20 PM

"And if you get jammed up, don't mention my name." Young Jeezy

Whether it's who got shot over the Reeboks or the condoms in the baby seat, old beefs live on through music - and more recently, in literature. Because of radio spins and the Internet, the stories told in song may reach a wide audience, but don't sleep on those biographies: The hood is checkin' for 'em. So when artists with street ties share their story - whether on book or wax - the streets pay attention.

Continue reading Snitching on Wax vs. Rap Tell-Alls: Which Is The Bigger Sucker Move? [Click Here & Speak].

Alchemist Says Read His Lips, "Vanilli's Making A Comeback"

July 5, 2011 2:45 PM

Producer The Alchemist has broke the news of secretly helping helm the return of Milli Vanilli's Fab "Vanilli" Morvan nearly 2 decades after being exposed for lip synching their hits.

Continue reading Alchemist Says Read His Lips, "Vanilli's Making A Comeback".

"There's New Cats Coming Out Trying To Come After My Spot"

July 5, 2011 1:43 PM

After recently releasing his Love. Lust. Lost. mixtape, rapper Mickey Factz hit up SOHH to share his input on the current state of the underground circuit.

Continue reading "There's New Cats Coming Out Trying To Come After My Spot".

Kanye West Jabs Media & Amber Rose, "Never Trust A Big Butt & A Smile" [Video]

July 5, 2011 1:00 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West let his emotions speak over the holiday break by calling out the media, discussing his 2009 MTV/Taylor Swift fiasco and poking fun at ex-girlfriend Amber Rose during the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans.

Continue reading Kanye West Jabs Media & Amber Rose, "Never Trust A Big Butt & A Smile" [Video].

Man Confesses Role In Notorious B.I.G. Murder Cover-Up

July 5, 2011 12:40 PM

A convicted felon has revealed his involvement with The Notorious B.I.G.'s 1997 fatal shooting cover-up and discussed who ultimately may have ended Biggie Smalls' life.

Continue reading Man Confesses Role In Notorious B.I.G. Murder Cover-Up.

"King Of Hearts": "You'll See Why He's One Of The Most Consistent Acts Out In The South"

July 5, 2011 12:25 PM

[With today's release of King of Hearts, R&B singer Lloyd provides his Top 5 reasons you should go out and cop his Interscope Records debut album.]

Continue reading "King Of Hearts": "You'll See Why He's One Of The Most Consistent Acts Out In The South".

Maybach Music's Pill Goes Yard, "I'm The Cure For Rap Cancer" [Video]

July 5, 2011 12:00 PM

Maybach Music Group's Pill recently opened up about the origins of his rap alias and how it is ultimately inspired by his past football career in high school.

Continue reading Maybach Music's Pill Goes Yard, "I'm The Cure For Rap Cancer" [Video].

Warren G Regulates His Retirement, "I'm Going To Shut It Down"

July 5, 2011 11:45 AM

West Coast rap veteran Warren G has announced plans to begin plotting his retirement from album-making and focus solely on production.

Continue reading Warren G Regulates His Retirement, "I'm Going To Shut It Down".

Game Says It's Still 'F*ck Da' Police, "The Exact Reason 2Pac & Biggie Murders Still Unsolved"

July 5, 2011 11:25 AM

West Coast rapper Game has expressed his sentiments toward law enforcement by offering his take on why the murders of late rappers 2Pac and Notorious B.I.G. remain unresolved.

Continue reading Game Says It's Still 'F*ck Da' Police, "The Exact Reason 2Pac & Biggie Murders Still Unsolved".

Nicki Minaj Mourns Family Loss, "My Precious Cousin, My Baby, Killed Last Night"

July 5, 2011 9:21 AM

Young Money's Nicki Minaj has revealed a tragic loss over the Independence Day holiday break by announcing the murder of her cousin.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Mourns Family Loss, "My Precious Cousin, My Baby, Killed Last Night".

"I Put Him In The Same Lane As Jay-Z & Eminem"

July 5, 2011 12:15 AM

[In light of this week's July 4th celebration, SOHH is celebrating independence by featuring an entertainment personality naming an indie emcee they feel is the most underrated. After director Vlad Yudin named Twista last week, producer Vice Souletric Beats crowns Phonte as SOHH Underrated.]

Continue reading "I Put Him In The Same Lane As Jay-Z & Eminem".

Amber Rose's Split Between Two Bananas

July 5, 2011 12:10 AM

For Caption Diss, the good ol' folks at SOHH are back at it giving y'all, my loyal doggies, a chance to capture the final word(s). The "Best We've Ever Read" headline gets to hold down that Cap Diss honor for a week.

Continue reading Amber Rose's Split Between Two Bananas.

Photo of the Day: Amber Rose's Split Between Two Bananas (Cap Diss)

July 5, 2011 12:00 AM

C.R.E.A.M.: Video vixen Amber Rose finds herself stuck between two bananas.

Be sure to submit your witty narration into today's SOHH Cap Diss!

UPDATE: Gucci Mane Stays Iced, Jail Release Reports False

July 4, 2011 7:46 PM

Despite weekend reports claiming Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane was freed from prison, new information shows he is locked up.

Continue reading UPDATE: Gucci Mane Stays Iced, Jail Release Reports False.

Jay-Z Bends It Like Beckham, Partners W/ UK Soccer Star

July 4, 2011 7:16 PM

Music mogul Jay-Z is taking his talent across the sea by venturing into a restaurant with English soccer star Ashley Cole in the United Kingdom.

Continue reading Jay-Z Bends It Like Beckham, Partners W/ UK Soccer Star.

"It All Depends On You": "The Freeway Rick Ross Collaboration Is Almost An Impossible Feat"

July 4, 2011 3:35 PM

[With the recent release of "It All Depends On You," rapper Frime gives you his Top 5 reasons you should throw down a dollar for his Freeway Rick Ross-featured record.]

Continue reading "It All Depends On You": "The Freeway Rick Ross Collaboration Is Almost An Impossible Feat".

Yelawolf Melts Down Over Hackers, "I Bet On Your C*ck Sucking Mother You Won't..."

July 4, 2011 2:14 PM

Shady Records' Yelawolf has struck out against online hackers for leaking his new "Gangster of Love" record prematurely over the weekend.

Continue reading Yelawolf Melts Down Over Hackers, "I Bet On Your C*ck Sucking Mother You Won't...".

50 Cent Brings Heat For Final Interscope Release

July 4, 2011 11:33 AM

G-Unit's 50 Cent recently discussed what his upcoming Before I Self Destruct follow-up will offer fans and revealed a few big name producers he has on deck.

Continue reading 50 Cent Brings Heat For Final Interscope Release.

Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Throne" Independence Day Release Scrapped, Pre-Orders Available

July 4, 2011 10:50 AM

Fans anticipating a July 4th release of Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne album will have to wait a bit longer as Def Jam has pushed the project back.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Throne" Independence Day Release Scrapped, Pre-Orders Available.

Drake & Rihanna Busted "All Over Each Other" In Nightclub

July 4, 2011 10:40 AM

Young Money's Drake and R&B star Rihanna have once again made headlines for an alleged romance after a photo of them intimately together landed online over the weekend.

Continue reading Drake & Rihanna Busted "All Over Each Other" In Nightclub.

Beanie Sigel, Freeway & Peedi Crakk Can't Stop Won't Stop, Kick-Off State Property Reunion [Video]

July 4, 2011 9:47 AM

Philadelphia rappers Beanie Sigel, Freeway and Peedi Crakk threw up the Roc over the weekend by reuniting for a concert as State Property in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Continue reading Beanie Sigel, Freeway & Peedi Crakk Can't Stop Won't Stop, Kick-Off State Property Reunion [Video].

Photo of the Day: Bow Wow Hits Up Six Flags

July 4, 2011 12:00 AM

Like It's My Last: Bow Wow enjoys some free time at Six Flags.

Photo taken from Bow Wow's Twitter

So Why Don't We Have Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Watch The Throne" Yet? [Click Here & Speak]

July 4, 2011 12:00 AM

Now as I type "SOHH Whatcha Think" for Independence Day, I have Jay-Z and Kanye West's "H.A.M." record playing, via YouTube, and am wondering why was there ever an announcement for this project in the first place.

Continue reading So Why Don't We Have Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Watch The Throne" Yet? [Click Here & Speak].

Bow Wow Confronts Baby Daddy Reports, "Stop Feeding People Bullsh*t"

July 3, 2011 9:17 PM

Cash Money Records' Bow Wow has come forward to address rumors and gossip claiming he is secretly the proud parent of a daughter.

Continue reading Bow Wow Confronts Baby Daddy Reports, "Stop Feeding People Bullsh*t".

Max B's Not GG-GG-Getting Bailed Out, "I Haven't Had Any Conversations W/ Anyone About That" [Audio]

July 3, 2011 1:33 PM

Despite rumors and speculation claiming 50 Cent is interested in bailing out Max B, the G-Unit leader said he is not looking to get involved.

Continue reading Max B's Not GG-GG-Getting Bailed Out, "I Haven't Had Any Conversations W/ Anyone About That" [Audio].

Game's Producer Confirms Armed Robbery, "Could've Died Today"

July 3, 2011 12:53 PM

Producer Mars has confirmed reports earlier this week claiming he was robbed on the music video set of Game's "Pot of Luck."

Continue reading Game's Producer Confirms Armed Robbery, "Could've Died Today".

50 Cent On Amber Rose's Graphic Pics, "You Gotta Have Intention To Have A Picture Taken W/ Your Fingers In..." [Audio]

July 3, 2011 10:48 AM

G-Unit's 50 Cent has become the latest celebrity to weigh in on model Amber Rose's leaked graphic nude photos and said the images provide more press than damage.

Continue reading 50 Cent On Amber Rose's Graphic Pics, "You Gotta Have Intention To Have A Picture Taken W/ Your Fingers In..." [Audio].

"I Ain't Even Put An Album Out Yet & I Already Made History"

July 3, 2011 10:35 AM

G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean recently talked about his signature "Supa Dupa" flow and how he has taken the high road rather than slam other artists for snatching up the trend.

Continue reading "I Ain't Even Put An Album Out Yet & I Already Made History".

Drake's Lyricism Is On The Come-Up, Says Boi-1da [Video]

July 3, 2011 9:57 AM

Music producer Boi-1da recently updated fans on Drake's forthcoming Take Care sophomore album and said the difference compared to his debut may boil down to overall growth.

Continue reading Drake's Lyricism Is On The Come-Up, Says Boi-1da [Video].

Photo of the Day: N.O.R.E. Shows Off His Hotel Snacks

July 3, 2011 12:00 AM

Hotel, Motel: N.O.R.E. shows off his hotel arsenal.

Photo taken from N.O.R.E.'s Twitter

Killer Mike Cameo Costs Police Officer Job, "[He's] Seen In A Ski Mask W/ His Squad Car"

July 2, 2011 6:49 PM

A former Georgia police officer has reportedly lost his job after appearing in Southern rapper Killer Mike's music video.

Continue reading Killer Mike Cameo Costs Police Officer Job, "[He's] Seen In A Ski Mask W/ His Squad Car".

DJ Drama Won't Drop Lyrical Bombs, "I Can Talk A Lot Of Sh*t But I Can't Make The Words Rhyme" [Video]

July 2, 2011 12:11 PM

Although fans may hear DJ Khaled and DJ Kay Slay rhyming on their albums, DJ Drama explains why spitting lyrical bars is just something he has not conquered, yet.

Continue reading DJ Drama Won't Drop Lyrical Bombs, "I Can Talk A Lot Of Sh*t But I Can't Make The Words Rhyme" [Video].

Mos Def's "Dexter" On-Set Footage, Bad Guy Role Revealed

July 2, 2011 11:52 AM

Turns out rapper-turned-actor Mos Def is really getting his acting chops on for the upcoming Showtime series "Dexter" as an on-set photo and character description have now been revealed.

Continue reading Mos Def's "Dexter" On-Set Footage, Bad Guy Role Revealed.

50 Cent Names His Life Changer, "That's The Biggest Record Of My Career Still"

July 2, 2011 11:09 AM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently opened up about his relationship with Dr. Dre and what record ultimately launched his successful music career.

Continue reading 50 Cent Names His Life Changer, "That's The Biggest Record Of My Career Still".

Gucci Mane Brrrrreeaks Free From Prison

July 2, 2011 10:55 AM

Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane has reportedly been freed from prison after being placed behind bars over the spring for a probation violation.

Continue reading Gucci Mane Brrrrreeaks Free From Prison.

J. Cole On 'Watch The Throne' LP, "[Jay-Z] Just Had That Look On His Face Like It Was F*cking Crazy"

July 2, 2011 10:13 AM

Roc Nation's J. Cole has become the latest artist to weigh in on the upcoming Watch the Throne album and said Jay-Z has already hinted at its greatness.

Continue reading J. Cole On 'Watch The Throne' LP, "[Jay-Z] Just Had That Look On His Face Like It Was F*cking Crazy".

Photo of the Day: Rick Ross Check In W/ His iPhone

July 2, 2011 12:03 AM

They're Calling Me: Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross enjoys a moment for life.

Photo taken from Spliff TV's Twitter

Nicki Minaj Addresses Amber Rose's Leaked Nude Pics

July 1, 2011 5:33 PM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj has come to the defense of video vixen Amber Rose days after the model was accused of sending leaked nude photos to her boyfriend.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Addresses Amber Rose's Leaked Nude Pics.

Scarface's Women Woes Continue, Rapper Still Locked Up

July 1, 2011 5:03 PM

Music fans hoping to catch Scarface at a hip-hop concert this summer may have to wait as new reports claim the hip-hop veteran is still behind bars due to legal issues relating to unpaid child support.

Continue reading Scarface's Women Woes Continue, Rapper Still Locked Up.

Common Says That's All Folks, "Point Blank, I Got A Call From Lyor Cohen"

July 1, 2011 4:47 PM

After speculation and reporting claiming he is now repping Warner Bros. these days, rap veteran Common has come forward to confirm his new record label situation.

Continue reading Common Says That's All Folks, "Point Blank, I Got A Call From Lyor Cohen".

Deion Sanders Touches Down On 50 Cent's Anti-Bullying Stance, "That's Not Snitching"

July 1, 2011 4:40 PM

With rap star 50 Cent recently announcing plans to release a book that frowns upon the act of bullying, SOHH reached out to retired NFL star Deion Sanders for his take on the rapper's move to reach out to the youth.

Continue reading Deion Sanders Touches Down On 50 Cent's Anti-Bullying Stance, "That's Not Snitching".

"I Think He's Closer To Rakim Than Any Other Emcee"

July 1, 2011 4:20 PM

After this week's release of their Where Do We Go From Here? album, producer Vice Souletric Beats opens up about the project's overall vibe and why his partner-in-rhyme G. Huff is comparable to rap veteran Rakim.

Continue reading "I Think He's Closer To Rakim Than Any Other Emcee".

UPDATE: 50 Cent/Max B Bail Reports False, Says Label CEO

July 1, 2011 4:05 PM

While hip-hop fans may have been anticipating a Max B/G-Unit union following Friday morning reports claiming 50 Cent was allegedly bailing him out of jail, Amalgam Records CEO DJ Next says otherwise.

Continue reading UPDATE: 50 Cent/Max B Bail Reports False, Says Label CEO.

"The Mixtape Game Today Has Totally Changed"

July 1, 2011 2:00 PM

[After making headlines for dropping a new monthly mixtape in 2008, rapper Sha Stimuli speaks on the current state of underground projects and if he will ever do another 12-month run.]

Continue reading "The Mixtape Game Today Has Totally Changed".

Trina Bites Back At Fat Critics, "Mo Money, Mo Food, I'm Eating So F*ck You Starving A**"

July 1, 2011 1:35 PM

Southern rapper Trina has snapped back at blogger and websites claiming she may be pregnant after packing on a few pounds as of late.

Continue reading Trina Bites Back At Fat Critics, "Mo Money, Mo Food, I'm Eating So F*ck You Starving A**".

"Jay-Z Is Definitely A Person Who Doesn't Give A Sh*t"

July 1, 2011 1:10 PM

With his Finally Famous debut album finally in stores this week, G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean took a moment to think about his success and share his experiences rubbing elbows with rap mogul Jay-Z.

Continue reading "Jay-Z Is Definitely A Person Who Doesn't Give A Sh*t".

Amber Rose's Career Is Finished, Freddie Gibbs Goes Duck Huntin', Big Sean Is Finally Famous

July 1, 2011 12:20 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, we come to terms and admit Amber Rose's career is a wrap, find out how many targets Freddie Gibbs unsuccessfully shoots down, give Big Sean props for being that top doggy and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Amber Rose's Career Is Finished, Freddie Gibbs Goes Duck Huntin', Big Sean Is Finally Famous.

Pharoahe Monch Dismantles The N-Bomb, "The Word Is Very Layered & Not Black & White" [Audio]

July 1, 2011 12:00 PM

Rap veteran Pharoahe Monch recently gave his two cents on the controversial use of "n*gga" in free speech and why various races should have a debate on the topic.

Continue reading Pharoahe Monch Dismantles The N-Bomb, "The Word Is Very Layered & Not Black & White" [Audio].

Max B Looking To GG-GG-GGet Bailed, "50 Cent Got $4 Million For Max To Come Out!"

July 1, 2011 11:40 AM

It looks like incarcerated rapper Max B may be heading warp-speed to the end of his jail term, as new reports suggest that 50 Cent is pursuing the Biggaveli.

Continue reading Max B Looking To GG-GG-GGet Bailed, "50 Cent Got $4 Million For Max To Come Out!".

Lil B Snubs Retailers, Offers "I'm Gay" For Free-99

July 1, 2011 11:30 AM

West Coast rapper Lil B wants to make sure every fan gets their hands on his new I'm Gay (I'm Happy) album by offering a free download to his retail project.

Continue reading Lil B Snubs Retailers, Offers "I'm Gay" For Free-99.

50 Cent Answers The Burning Question, "Is Nicki Minaj's A** Real Or Fake?"

July 1, 2011 11:15 AM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has been asked controversial questions in the past but this week he may have finally been stumped when presented with the oft-discussed query, "Is Nicki Minaj's butt real for fake?"

Continue reading 50 Cent Answers The Burning Question, "Is Nicki Minaj's A** Real Or Fake?".

What's The Friggin' Big Deal W/ Pre-Written Freestyles? [Click Here & Speak]

July 1, 2011 12:05 AM

Can't we all just get along? Pre-written, off-the-dome, it does not matter to me anymore when it comes to these freestyles. Personally, and I have vastly grown since my high school years in the early 2000's, I have come to accept the idea of "classic" back-in-the-day format freestyles are all but gone in 2011.

Continue reading What's The Friggin' Big Deal W/ Pre-Written Freestyles? [Click Here & Speak].

Photo of the Day: Chris Brown Shows He's A Sneaker Head

July 1, 2011 12:00 AM

Bottom's Up: R&B singer Chris Brown shows he is a real sneaker head.

Photo taken from Chris Brown's Twitter

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