December 2011 Archives

Ma$e Experiences Mo' Money & Mo' Problems, Sued For $35K Over Unpaid Jewelry

December 31, 2011 9:20 PM

Former Bad Boy Records rapper Ma$e is still living to the tune of "Mo' Money, Mo' Problems" as new reports claim he owes $35,000 for unpaid jewelry.

Continue reading Ma$e Experiences Mo' Money & Mo' Problems, Sued For $35K Over Unpaid Jewelry.

Ja Rule Brings "Pain" To The Game For B-Day

December 31, 2011 8:44 PM

Incarcerated rapper Ja Rule is reportedly delaying his long-awaited Pain Is Love 2 solo album a month, making it coincide with his 36th birthday.

Continue reading Ja Rule Brings "Pain" To The Game For B-Day.

Kimbella Responds To Erica Mena's "Love & Hip Hop" Set-Up Accusations

December 31, 2011 8:21 PM

"Love & Hip Hop" cast member Kimbella has come forward to address accusations by show newcomer Erica Mena after blaming VH1 for setting up their televised fist fight this past week.

Continue reading Kimbella Responds To Erica Mena's "Love & Hip Hop" Set-Up Accusations.

Universal Music Group Removes 50 Cent's "Burn" YouTube Video

December 31, 2011 2:00 PM

Universal Music Group, which oversees Interscope Records, may be adding on to rap star 50 Cent's list of frustrations as the music empire has taken down his new "They Burn Me" music video from YouTube.

Continue reading Universal Music Group Removes 50 Cent's "Burn" YouTube Video.

Drake Unveils Pricey Leather Jackets, Jim Jones Accused Of Swagger Jacking

December 31, 2011 1:42 PM

Young Money star Drake has already established himself as a platinum-selling artist and now he is testing the fashion waters by releasing a new limited edition line of luxury leather jackets.

Continue reading Drake Unveils Pricey Leather Jackets, Jim Jones Accused Of Swagger Jacking.

DMX Busted For Being A Ruff Rider, "This Would Be The Only Reason I Come In Contact W/ The Police"

December 31, 2011 1:15 PM

Former Ruff Ryders leader DMX reportedly had a run-in with Hollywood police last week over a driving incident, however, the rapper was only issued a ticket.

Continue reading DMX Busted For Being A Ruff Rider, "This Would Be The Only Reason I Come In Contact W/ The Police".

50 Cent Threatens Interscope Records, "Call Me Early Tomorrow Or I'm..."

December 31, 2011 1:00 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent's Interscope Records label woes continue heading into the new year with him threatening the company.

Continue reading 50 Cent Threatens Interscope Records, "Call Me Early Tomorrow Or I'm...".

Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" Doubles Up, Hits 2x Plat

December 31, 2011 9:15 AM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj has something to smile about these days as her 2010 Pink Friday debut album has reportedly sold over two million copies worldwide.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj's "Pink Friday" Doubles Up, Hits 2x Plat.

Photo of the Day: Rick Ross Shows Off His Air Jordan Kicks

December 31, 2011 12:00 AM

Shoe Game Fresh: Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross shows off his Jordan kicks.

Photo taken from Rick Ross' Twitter

Rick Ross Gets Draped In All-Red Everything, "Rich Forever" Artwork Unleashed

December 30, 2011 10:35 PM

Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross is giving fans something to get excited about heading into 2012 by releasing the cover art to his upcoming Rich Forever mixtape.

Continue reading Rick Ross Gets Draped In All-Red Everything, "Rich Forever" Artwork Unleashed.

Katy Perry & Russell Brand Call It Quits, Divorce Papers Filed

December 30, 2011 8:35 PM

Add pop star Katy Perry and Russell Brand to the growing list of high-profile celebrity break-ups in 2011 as new reports claim the two are separating after a 14-month marriage.

Continue reading Katy Perry & Russell Brand Call It Quits, Divorce Papers Filed.

Lil Wayne "How To Love" Crew Takeover L.A. Subway [Video]

December 30, 2011 7:53 PM

Weeks after New York City pedestrian Terrane Hicks raised eyebrows performing Kanye West's "N*ggas In Pars" in public, a group of Los Angeles people have pulled a similar stunt with Lil Wayne's "How to Love" hit.

Continue reading Lil Wayne "How To Love" Crew Takeover L.A. Subway [Video].

Waka Flocka Flame Wants Kanye West To Get Nasty

December 30, 2011 5:40 PM

With the popularity of rap duos uniting for full-length albums, Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame has revealed his interest in seeing hip-hop veteran Nas team up with Kanye West for a joint LP.

Continue reading Waka Flocka Flame Wants Kanye West To Get Nasty.

Kanye West Aiming For A Pricey One-Night Stand, "He Doesn't Want To ]...] For Less Than A Mil"

December 30, 2011 5:30 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is allegedly shopping different venues to perform at on New Year's Eve with reports suggesting he is looking to bank $1 million for a one-night gig.

Continue reading Kanye West Aiming For A Pricey One-Night Stand, "He Doesn't Want To ]...] For Less Than A Mil".

"I Was Always Into 'Pac Early Before His Controversial Side Blew Up All Over America"

December 30, 2011 4:50 PM

Rap veteran Nas may have been dissed on numerous occasions by late rapper Tupac Shakur, however, "God's Son" claims he was always a fan of the controversial music mogul.

Continue reading "I Was Always Into 'Pac Early Before His Controversial Side Blew Up All Over America".

UPDATE: Jay-Z Dusts Off $18K Workers Comp Accusations, "There's Never Been A Missed Payment"

December 30, 2011 1:00 PM

A day after Jay-Z made headlines for getting sued over $18,000 by the Workers Compensation Board of New York, a spokesperson claims the matter is currently being handled.

Continue reading UPDATE: Jay-Z Dusts Off $18K Workers Comp Accusations, "There's Never Been A Missed Payment".

Drake & Bizarre Go Tattoo Crazy, Kid Cudi's Heart Gets Broken, DJ Whoooooo Kidddddd Takes Over

December 30, 2011 12:15 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, we notice Nicki Minaj's two biggest fans go tattoo crazy, take a moment to appreciate life with Kid Cudi, give props to the one and only DJ Whoo Kid and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Drake & Bizarre Go Tattoo Crazy, Kid Cudi's Heart Gets Broken, DJ Whoooooo Kidddddd Takes Over.

Kanye West London Relocation Speculation Develops, "West Could Be Set To Move To The UK"

December 30, 2011 12:00 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West's name is circulating online with rumors claiming he may be set to move to London in order to pursue his fashion dreams.

Continue reading Kanye West London Relocation Speculation Develops, "West Could Be Set To Move To The UK".

Jadakiss Can't Kiss The Game Goodbye, "There's A Lot Of Artists Scorching Hot Right Now, That Won't Have A 5-Year Career"

December 30, 2011 11:45 AM

The LOX's Jadakiss recently offered his take on having longevity in hip-hop and how being a seasoned rap veteran gives him leverage over some current mainstream sensations.

Continue reading Jadakiss Can't Kiss The Game Goodbye, "There's A Lot Of Artists Scorching Hot Right Now, That Won't Have A 5-Year Career".

LMFAO Rapper's Honduras Show Ends In Fire, Venue Goes Up In Smoke

December 30, 2011 8:28 AM

LMFAO's Redfoo had to end a deejay set in Honduras prematurely this week after a fire reportedly erupted causing smoke to fill up the venue.

Continue reading LMFAO Rapper's Honduras Show Ends In Fire, Venue Goes Up In Smoke.

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Rapper Strikes Deal In Wife Beating Case

December 30, 2011 8:18 AM

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's Stanley "Flesh-n-Bone" Howse will reportedly avoid time behind bars after getting arrested nearly a year ago on domestic violence charges involving his wife.

Continue reading Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Rapper Strikes Deal In Wife Beating Case.

Lil Kim's In-Studio 50 Cent & Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Photo Emerges

December 30, 2011 8:00 AM

Brooklyn rap veteran Lil Kim made sure to prove fans she was not blowing smoke after announcing an in-studio hook-up with hip-hop star 50 Cent and boxing champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr. by releasing a photo from the occasion.

Continue reading Lil Kim's In-Studio 50 Cent & Floyd Mayweather, Jr. Photo Emerges.

Jay-Z & Kanye West Bank $6 Mil, Make B-Day Girl "Watch The Throne" For Sweet 16

December 30, 2011 7:39 AM

Grammy-winning rappers Jay-Z and Kanye West reportedly banked in around $6 million for a private overseas birthday performance earlier this month.

Continue reading Jay-Z & Kanye West Bank $6 Mil, Make B-Day Girl "Watch The Throne" For Sweet 16.

TOP 5 THINGS TO LEAVE BEHIND IN 2011 [CLICK HERE & SPEAK]

December 30, 2011 1:00 AM

Wow. Hard to believe the year has come and gone so fast. Seems like just yesterday Osama got wacked, Fabolous almost lost his innocence to Ray-J's gay goons and T.I. became a free man. But yo, it's time to put all that silly stuff to rest and leave it behind. As well as some other hijinks from the past 12 months and beyond.

Continue reading TOP 5 THINGS TO LEAVE BEHIND IN 2011 [CLICK HERE & SPEAK].

"They've Done Nothing But Put Quality Sh*t On Every Album They've Done"

December 30, 2011 12:15 AM

[The Wrap-Up: With the year coming to a close, this week SOHH celebrates entertainment personalities' most favorite 2011 SOHH Underrated emcees. After Houston's Z-Ro repped for Texas yesterday, De La Soul end the week as 2011 favorites.]

Continue reading "They've Done Nothing But Put Quality Sh*t On Every Album They've Done".

Photo of the Day: Don King & DJ Whoo Kid Kick It

December 30, 2011 12:00 AM

The Champ Is Here: Renowned boxing promoter Don King kicks it with DJ Whoo Kid.

Photo taken from DJ Whoo Kid's Twitter

"There's Nobody That Can Go Bar-For-Bar With..."

December 30, 2011 12:00 AM

[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name their Top 5 rappers of all-time. To make things tricky, we've created a "Hall of Fame" of emcees (see right) who are universally respected and therefore may not be mentioned. After The Pharcyde's SlimKid3 named his top spitters, West Coast rapper Ras Kass unveils his fave five.]

Continue reading "There's Nobody That Can Go Bar-For-Bar With...".

Drake's Newest Wifey Confirmed, "They're Both In L.A. Right Now"

December 29, 2011 10:16 PM

Young Money star Drake may have confessed his love to Nicki Minaj in the past, however, the Canadian-bred emcee is now officially hooked up with video vixen Dollicia Bryan.

Continue reading Drake's Newest Wifey Confirmed, "They're Both In L.A. Right Now".

Yung Joc Denies Setting Up Studio Robbery, "I've Been Seeing Stories [Saying] This Is About Insurance Fraud"

December 29, 2011 6:10 PM

Atlanta rapper Yung Joc has cleared the air on rumors and speculation claiming he secretly planned the robbery of his Georgia studio which saw thousands of dollars in valuables diminish.

Continue reading Yung Joc Denies Setting Up Studio Robbery, "I've Been Seeing Stories [Saying] This Is About Insurance Fraud".

Kid Cudi Crushed Over 18-Y/O's Fatal X-Mas Heart Attack, "I Broke Down, I Am To Tears"

December 29, 2011 5:55 PM

G.O.O.D. Music's Kid Cudi has opened up following the tragic, fatal heart attack of an 18-year-old fan who posted a series of YouTube videos detailing his terminal medical ailments.

Continue reading Kid Cudi Crushed Over 18-Y/O's Fatal X-Mas Heart Attack, "I Broke Down, I Am To Tears".

C-Murder Rejected In Court, Life Sentence Over Murder Conviction Upheld

December 29, 2011 5:34 PM

Incarcerated rapper C-Murder will continue to serve his life sentence behind bars as a Louisiana appeals court decided to uphold his murder conviction from a 2002 fatal shooting.

Continue reading C-Murder Rejected In Court, Life Sentence Over Murder Conviction Upheld.

Matisyahu Bans Fuzzy Wuzzy Beard Questions, "It's Not Like His Bald Head & New Outlook On Life Would Fly Under The Radar"

December 29, 2011 1:30 PM

After Jewish reggae artist Matisyahu recently shocked the Internet world by shaving his trademark beard, he is reportedly banning media outlets from addressing his recent style change in his interviews.

Continue reading Matisyahu Bans Fuzzy Wuzzy Beard Questions, "It's Not Like His Bald Head & New Outlook On Life Would Fly Under The Radar".

50 Cent & Common Reveal Their New Year's Resolutions

December 29, 2011 12:50 PM

G-Unit's 50 Cent and Common are already set for a big 2012 and have unveiled their New Year's Resolutions as they prepare to bid a final farewell to the past 12 months.

Continue reading 50 Cent & Common Reveal Their New Year's Resolutions.

Gucci Mane Bids Final Slim Dunkin Farewell, Waka Flocka Flame No-Shows

December 29, 2011 12:25 PM

Controversial rapper Gucci Mane reportedly paid his respects to slain rapper Slim Dunkin yesterday (December 28) at his funeral in their Atlanta hometown. 

Continue reading Gucci Mane Bids Final Slim Dunkin Farewell, Waka Flocka Flame No-Shows.

"I Don't Want To Be A Babysitter & Have To Tell Another Grown Man What To Do"

December 29, 2011 12:10 PM

With the transition of rap stars like Jay-Z and Rick Ross as CEOs of their own record labels, SOHH previously hit up Houston rapper Paul Wall to find out if he would ever add an executive role to his resume.

Continue reading "I Don't Want To Be A Babysitter & Have To Tell Another Grown Man What To Do".

Drake Fan Relives Unexpected Karaoke Surprise, "[He] Jumps Up W/ His Bodyguard Behind Him"

December 29, 2011 11:50 AM

After footage of a karaoke singer getting surprised by Young Money star Drake making a surprise cameo during her performance hit the Internet this week, the viral star has come forward to relive the experience.

Continue reading Drake Fan Relives Unexpected Karaoke Surprise, "[He] Jumps Up W/ His Bodyguard Behind Him".

Jay-Z's Got $18,000 Problems, Sued By Workers Compensation Board

December 29, 2011 11:00 AM

Rap mogul Jay-Z may be focused on his soon-to-arrive firstborn with wife Beyonce Knowles-Carter, however, but for now the Workers Compensation Board of New York has gotten his full attention, slammig the star with an $18,000 lawsuit.

Continue reading Jay-Z's Got $18,000 Problems, Sued By Workers Compensation Board.

T.I. Checks In W/ The Doctor, "We Really Just Turned Up More Than Anything Else"

December 29, 2011 8:43 AM

Although Dr. Dre recently said he planned to take a music hiatus, the Grammy-winning producer recently linked with T.I. to work on some new tunes.

Continue reading T.I. Checks In W/ The Doctor, "We Really Just Turned Up More Than Anything Else".

Kanye West Calls Out To All Promoters, "If You Book Me, You Have To Put 'YEEZY WORLD PEACE' On The E-Vite"

December 29, 2011 8:27 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West appears to have a hunger for the deejay booth after performing his first-ever live set last week and is looking to do some more scratching for New Year's.

Continue reading Kanye West Calls Out To All Promoters, "If You Book Me, You Have To Put 'YEEZY WORLD PEACE' On The E-Vite".

Which Rapper's Gun & Drug Case Just Got Handed To ATF + Kanye West Changes His Name?!?

December 29, 2011 4:00 AM

Soulja Boy, sweet, innocent Soulja Boy. Troubling days lie ahead. This case has been taken to the boys upstairs. No tears, my n*gga. The time has come for you to grow up and become a Soulja Man.

Continue reading Which Rapper's Gun & Drug Case Just Got Handed To ATF + Kanye West Changes His Name?!?.

"He's Supposed To Be A Big Artist But He's So Real & So Gutter W/ His..."

December 29, 2011 12:15 AM

[The Wrap-Up: With the year coming to a close, this week SOHH celebrates entertainment personalities' most favorite 2011 SOHH Underrated emcees. After UGK's Bun B got trill yesterday, Houston's Z-Ro repped for Texas in 2011.]

Continue reading "He's Supposed To Be A Big Artist But He's So Real & So Gutter W/ His...".

Photo of the Day: Mistah FAB Hangs Out W/ A Lil' Friend

December 29, 2011 12:00 AM

My Buddy: West Coast rapper Mistah F.A.B. shares some camera time.

Be sure to check out Mistah F.A.B.'s "Probably The Greatest" Singled Out!

MMG's Pill Melts Down Over Label, "Artist Sign Deals, Label Doesn't Do Sh*t For Them"

December 28, 2011 9:11 PM

Maybach Music Group's Pill is raising eyebrows Wednesday (December 28) night after publicly experiencing a Twitter meltdown over label woes.

Continue reading MMG's Pill Melts Down Over Label, "Artist Sign Deals, Label Doesn't Do Sh*t For Them".

Prodigy & Havoc Roll Deep W/ Indie Grinders, "You Get All Of This Commercial Music & You Hear It A Million Times A Day" [Video]

December 28, 2011 5:55 PM

Mobb Deep's Prodigy and Havoc have offered their take on independent artists currently reaching new heights and making the major record labels finally take notice of their grind.

Continue reading Prodigy & Havoc Roll Deep W/ Indie Grinders, "You Get All Of This Commercial Music & You Hear It A Million Times A Day" [Video].

"Love & Hip Hop" Star On Bloody Kimbella Beatdown, "I'm Not A Violent Person"

December 28, 2011 5:21 PM

The newest addition to VH1's "Love & Hip Hop" show, model/singer Erica Mena has come forward to discuss her televised fight with co-star Kimbella and let fans know VH1 left some vital clips out of the actual episode.

Continue reading "Love & Hip Hop" Star On Bloody Kimbella Beatdown, "I'm Not A Violent Person".

"If You Try To Trick Or Scare 50 Cent It's Over. We Don't Know What The Outcome Would Be"

December 28, 2011 5:05 PM

Known for being a part of 50 Cent's G-Unit family and having his own radio show on Eminem's Shade 45, SOHH decided to previously reach out to DJ Whoo Kid and find out which rap star makes for a better boss.

Continue reading "If You Try To Trick Or Scare 50 Cent It's Over. We Don't Know What The Outcome Would Be".

Kanye West Finishing G.O.O.D. Music Comp Overseas, Says Big Sean

December 28, 2011 5:00 PM

With fans anticipating a spring 2012 releasse for rap star Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music compilation album, Big Sean claims the LP will receive its finishing touches overseas.

Continue reading Kanye West Finishing G.O.O.D. Music Comp Overseas, Says Big Sean.

Common Says Smashing Chelsea Handler Wouldn't Make Sense, "I Gave Her A Nice Little..." [Audio]

December 28, 2011 4:35 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Common has killed any speculation and possible rumor mills suggesting he may have hooked up with late night talkshow host Chelsea Handler following a recent interview.

Continue reading Common Says Smashing Chelsea Handler Wouldn't Make Sense, "I Gave Her A Nice Little..." [Audio].

"The Southeast Is Just Incredibly Aggressive & A Marginally Violent Place"

December 28, 2011 3:10 PM

With Atlanta's Waka Flocka Flame attempting to bring crunk music to the mainstream, SOHH previously hit up fellow ATL-ien Killer Mike for his take on the signature Southern sound.

Continue reading "The Southeast Is Just Incredibly Aggressive & A Marginally Violent Place".

"I Took The Initiative Of Going Down To The Grammy Association..."

December 28, 2011 2:00 PM

With the Grammy Awards a few short months away, SOHH decided to chat with a few past award winners to see how much stock they place in receiving music's highest honor.

Continue reading "I Took The Initiative Of Going Down To The Grammy Association...".

Andre 3000 Makes B.o.B. "Stranger" [Audio]

December 28, 2011 1:00 PM

OutKast's Andre 3000 continues to bestow burgeoning music  newcomers with guest appearances and knowledge, as he'll now appear on fellow Atlanta rapper B.o.B.'s new "Play the Guitar" record from the upcoming Strange Clouds solo album.

Continue reading Andre 3000 Makes B.o.B. "Stranger" [Audio].

Young Jeezy's Motivation Rises To The Top, Common's Dream Lives In Top 20, Roscoe Dash Juices The Chart

December 28, 2011 12:40 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Young Jeezy leads the pack at No. 3, Common finds himself in Top 20 and Roscoe Dash invades the chart.

Continue reading Young Jeezy's Motivation Rises To The Top, Common's Dream Lives In Top 20, Roscoe Dash Juices The Chart.

Big Sean Says That Common/Drake Beef's Cray, "There's A Lot Of Funny Sh*t Going On" [Audio]

December 28, 2011 12:05 PM

G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean has offered his take on the current tension brewing between Drake and Common after the Chicago rap veteran subliminally went after Drizzy on his new "Sweet" record.

Continue reading Big Sean Says That Common/Drake Beef's Cray, "There's A Lot Of Funny Sh*t Going On" [Audio].

Kat Stacks Vows To Change, "I Wanna Be A Square, Live The 'L7' Life"

December 28, 2011 11:50 AM

Incarcerated rap groupie Kat Stacks continues to keep fans abreast of her ongoings via daily Twitter updates and has now promised to change her mischievous ways in favor of living a better life.

Continue reading Kat Stacks Vows To Change, "I Wanna Be A Square, Live The 'L7' Life".

Lil Wayne Balls Hard W/ Mystery Wifey, "[She] Held On To Her Man..."

December 28, 2011 11:10 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne may have multiple baby mothers but his rumored new love interest, Dhea, was spotted next to the Young Money star at a recent Los Angeles Lakers basketball game.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Balls Hard W/ Mystery Wifey, "[She] Held On To Her Man...".

"I'm One Of The Most Successful African-American Television Executive Producers In History"

December 28, 2011 9:18 AM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy may have recently signed rapper French Montana to his growing music empire, but heading into 2012 the rap mogul is looking to place large emphasis on taking over the television and film industry.

Continue reading "I'm One Of The Most Successful African-American Television Executive Producers In History".

Did Rihanna Steal The Concept Of Her New Video + ANOTHER Rapper Gets A Reality Show?!? [Click Here & Speak]

December 28, 2011 9:04 AM

You know, Hip Hop and R&B have always been "inspired" other forms of art. Tupac's "California Love" was an obvious ode to the Mad Max film series while Lil Wayne's Carter III album cover was clearly a tribute to the autobiography of America's 39th President.

Continue reading Did Rihanna Steal The Concept Of Her New Video + ANOTHER Rapper Gets A Reality Show?!? [Click Here & Speak].

Big Sean Wants To Smooch Nicki Minaj's A$$, A$$, A$$, "I'd Kiss It In The Shower" [Audio]

December 28, 2011 8:56 AM

G.O.O.D. Music rapper Big Sean recently expressed his love for "Dance (A$$)" remix collaborator Nicki Minaj and just how far he would go to show admiration for her booty-ful backside.

Continue reading Big Sean Wants To Smooch Nicki Minaj's A$$, A$$, A$$, "I'd Kiss It In The Shower" [Audio].

"Even Though He's Loved By Everybody, I Still Don't Think He Gets The Props He Deserves"

December 28, 2011 12:15 AM

[The Wrap-Up: With the year coming to a close, this week SOHH celebrates entertainment personalities' most favorite 2011 SOHH Underrated emcees. After The LOX's Jadakiss shined yesterday, UGK's Bun B kept it trill in 2011.]

Continue reading "Even Though He's Loved By Everybody, I Still Don't Think He Gets The Props He Deserves".

"He's Not No Bullsh*t Motherf*cker"

December 28, 2011 12:10 AM

[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name their Top 5 rappers of all-time. To make things tricky, we've created a "Hall of Fame" of emcees (see right) who are universally respected and therefore may not be mentioned. After West Coast newcomer V-Nasty gave us her fave five last week, The Pharcyde's SlimKidTre names his top spitters.]

Continue reading "He's Not No Bullsh*t Motherf*cker".

Photo of the Day: SlimKid3 Shows Off His Fashion Sense

December 28, 2011 12:00 AM

Passing Me By: West Coast producer/rapper SlimKid3 shows off his fashion taste.

Be sure to check out SlimKid3's "Another Day, Another Dollar" Singled Out feature!

DJ Whoo Kid On Kat Stacks: "She Has To Be The Most Ignorant Person In [Rap] History"

December 27, 2011 10:30 PM

Although Houston's Slim Thug recently told SOHH how big of a fan he is of incarcerated rap groupie Kat Stacks, G-Unit's DJ Whoo Kid previously told us why he cannot stand the jailed attention-gathering Internet star.

Continue reading DJ Whoo Kid On Kat Stacks: "She Has To Be The Most Ignorant Person In [Rap] History".

Fabolous Says Loso's Growing Up, "I'm Looking To Evolve"

December 27, 2011 10:00 PM

Brooklyn rapper Fabolous has talked about his forthcoming Loso's Way 2 solo album and why fans can expect to hear a more mature, evolved hip-hop artist in 2012.

Continue reading Fabolous Says Loso's Growing Up, "I'm Looking To Evolve".

Big Sean Questions Ludacris 'Bada Boom' Tantrum, "It's A Year Later & He's Still Hanging Onto It" [Video]

December 27, 2011 6:10 PM

G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean has waved off Ludacris feud tensions weeks after the Disturbin' Tha Peace leader dropped his "Bada Boom" music video aimed at him and Young Money's Drake.

Continue reading Big Sean Questions Ludacris 'Bada Boom' Tantrum, "It's A Year Later & He's Still Hanging Onto It" [Video].

"It Has A Lot Of Wordplay & It's Really Well Done Lyrically"

December 27, 2011 5:45 PM

[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the record. After Mistah Fab tells gives it up for Oakland on the track "Probably the Greatest", Diddy Dirty Money's Dawn gives her heart to the music with the track "Save Me from You.]

Continue reading "It Has A Lot Of Wordplay & It's Really Well Done Lyrically".

50 Cent Confirms T.I. Phone Convo, "When You Know Me To Back Down?" [Video]

December 27, 2011 5:17 PM

After raising eyebrows by publicly scolding T.I. last month, G-Unit's 50 Cent has confirmed a phone conversation killed any possible beef and said they are on good terms.

Continue reading 50 Cent Confirms T.I. Phone Convo, "When You Know Me To Back Down?" [Video].

DMX Reps Ruff Ryders At Surprise NYC Venue, "It's Been Too Motherf*cking Long Since They Seen Me!" [Video]

December 27, 2011 5:00 PM

Former Ruff Ryders leader DMX surprised his New York fans this week after giving an impromptu performance at Manhattan venue Santos Party House, running through a few of his classic hits.

Continue reading DMX Reps Ruff Ryders At Surprise NYC Venue, "It's Been Too Motherf*cking Long Since They Seen Me!" [Video].

"I've Known Carmelo Anthony For Like Seven Or Eight Years"

December 27, 2011 3:50 PM

[With the NBA season finally back in full effect, rapper Diego Cash speaks on being signed to New York Knicks' all-star Carmelo Anthony's Krossover Entertainment.]

Continue reading "I've Known Carmelo Anthony For Like Seven Or Eight Years".

Heavy D's Cause Of Death Finally Revealed

December 27, 2011 3:45 PM

After weeks of speculation, late rap mogul Heavy D's cause of death has finally been revealed as to have been the result of a blood clot.

Continue reading Heavy D's Cause Of Death Finally Revealed.

"I Definitely Wish He Doesn't Retire Just Because I'm A Fan Of Him Rapping"

December 27, 2011 1:20 PM

In light of super producer Dr. Dre revealing plans to take an extended break from the music grind last month, SOHH previously talked to his "I Need a Doctor" beatmaker Alex Da Kid for his take on a foreseeable, permanent retirement down the road.

Continue reading "I Definitely Wish He Doesn't Retire Just Because I'm A Fan Of Him Rapping".

"To Get A Quotable On A Song With Jadakiss & Noreaga Was That Much Better"

December 27, 2011 1:10 PM

[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the record. The Pharcyde's SlimKid3 breaks down his new "Another Day, Another Dollar," Mistah Fab explains what it takes to be the greatest.]

Continue reading "To Get A Quotable On A Song With Jadakiss & Noreaga Was That Much Better".

Kreayshawn's Emotional Anti-Based God Video Leaks, "For Lil B To Just Ignore Me In My Face?" [Video]

December 27, 2011 12:05 PM

West Coast rapper Kreayshawn is the topic of discussion this week as a pre-recorded video has emerged online showing the "Gucci Gucci" hitmaker calling out fellow California hip-hop artist Lil B.

Continue reading Kreayshawn's Emotional Anti-Based God Video Leaks, "For Lil B To Just Ignore Me In My Face?" [Video].

Tyler, The Creator Addresses Hollywood Arrest, "I Walk Outside To 20 Cops, Helicopters, Shotguns"

December 27, 2011 11:40 AM

Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator has come forward to offer his take on making headlines after getting arrested in Hollywood on vandalism charges following a concert performance last week.

Continue reading Tyler, The Creator Addresses Hollywood Arrest, "I Walk Outside To 20 Cops, Helicopters, Shotguns".

Yelawolf Shelves Sophomore Shady Records LP Plans, Stays Grounded For 2012

December 27, 2011 8:24 AM

Shady Records' Yelawolf is going to keep fans waiting for his sophomore album release through Eminem's music empire by spending 2012 touring the country.

Continue reading Yelawolf Shelves Sophomore Shady Records LP Plans, Stays Grounded For 2012.

Lil Kim Rounds Up The Boys, Links W/ 50 Cent & Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

December 27, 2011 8:01 AM

Brooklyn rap veteran Lil Kim is reunited with her "Magic Stick" collaborator 50 Cent after revealing an in-studio recording session with the G-Unit general today (December 27).

Continue reading Lil Kim Rounds Up The Boys, Links W/ 50 Cent & Floyd Mayweather, Jr..

Will Smith's Ex-Costar Calls Him An A**hole + Would You LEAK This Rap Models' Nudes?! [Click Here & Speak]

December 27, 2011 7:00 AM

N*ggas are more emotional than a romantic-comedy nowadays. In the latest scorned lover news, the ex-boyfriend of video model/fap fix Vanessa Veasely uploaded a nude bathroom pic to the web. Clearly relationship is over when you sendin' pics of ya queen to Mediatakeout. But do real n*ggas seek revenge by putting their former girls on blast?

Continue reading Will Smith's Ex-Costar Calls Him An A**hole + Would You LEAK This Rap Models' Nudes?! [Click Here & Speak].

"He's Honestly One Of The Best Rappers That Ever Lived"

December 27, 2011 12:15 AM

[The Wrap-Up: With the year coming to a close, this week SOHH celebrates entertainment personalities' most favorite 2011 SOHH Underrated emcees. After Detroit's hometown hero eLZhi got props yesterday, The LOX's Jadakiss was another 2011 favorite.]

Continue reading "He's Honestly One Of The Best Rappers That Ever Lived".

Lil Wayne's Martian Kicks Light Up The Scene

December 27, 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 crown for a whole week. Who run it?

Continue reading Lil Wayne's Martian Kicks Light Up The Scene.

"No Matter How Hard This Person F*cked Me Over Monetarily, I've Still Got..."

December 27, 2011 12:10 AM

[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the record. After the Bay's Mistah Fab asked "Who the F*ck is This" last week, The Pharcyde's SlimKid3 breaks down his new "Another Day, Another Dollar" record.]

Continue reading "No Matter How Hard This Person F*cked Me Over Monetarily, I've Still Got...".

Photo of the Day: Lil Wayne Shows Off His Neon Green Goblin Look

December 27, 2011 12:00 AM

I Am A Martian: Young Money's Lil Wayne shows off his goblin-like neon kicks.

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

UPDATE: Slim Dunkin's Alleged Killer Turns Himself In

December 26, 2011 11:22 PM

Just a week after the unexpected fatal shooting of Atlanta rapper Slim Dunkin, the police's prime suspect has come forward and turned himself in to authorities.

Continue reading UPDATE: Slim Dunkin's Alleged Killer Turns Himself In.

Young Jeezy's "TM103" First-Week Sales Projection Increases, Expected To Miss No. 1 Debut

December 26, 2011 6:28 PM

Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy's Thug Motivation 103 first-week sales projections may topple its fellow hip-hop competition, however, the "Snowman" is expected to just miss having the number one album in the country.

Continue reading Young Jeezy's "TM103" First-Week Sales Projection Increases, Expected To Miss No. 1 Debut.

Rick Ross Reveals Neurologist Visit, "It Was A Real Eye-Opener For Me"

December 26, 2011 5:27 PM

Months after Miami rapper Rick Ross shook up the hip-hop world by suffering two seizures in a single day, the "Biggest Boss" opens up about seeing a neurologist in the new Source magazine.

Continue reading Rick Ross Reveals Neurologist Visit, "It Was A Real Eye-Opener For Me".

"It Was Incredible To Have J Dilla In Your Dining Room Making Beats"

December 26, 2011 4:50 PM

Chicago rapper Common recently opened up about his relationship with late producer/rapper J Dilla and how they shared an apartment in Los Angeles.

Continue reading "It Was Incredible To Have J Dilla In Your Dining Room Making Beats".

Bizarre's Nicki Minaj Obsession Intensifies, "Nicki, This Is How Much I Love You. This Is Your Husband" [Video]

December 26, 2011 4:30 PM

D12's Bizarre is showing just how much he is infatuated with Young Money starlet Nicki Minaj by releasing a new video showing himself getting her face tattooed on his arm.

Continue reading Bizarre's Nicki Minaj Obsession Intensifies, "Nicki, This Is How Much I Love You. This Is Your Husband" [Video].

"Rock Bands Are Way Cooler Than Rappers"

December 26, 2011 3:25 PM

Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator is looking to expand his music horizons, wishing to put together a rock band as the year 2012 approaches.

Continue reading "Rock Bands Are Way Cooler Than Rappers".

"If You're Going To Scream 'Reebok's Back' Then You Better Have Stuff To Back It Up"

December 26, 2011 2:10 PM

[With Swizz Beatz excelling as Reebok Classics' creative director, the company's vice president Todd Krinsky reflects on Swizzy's six-month anniversary.]

Continue reading "If You're Going To Scream 'Reebok's Back' Then You Better Have Stuff To Back It Up".

Lil Kim Spreads Open, Promises To Come Soon

December 26, 2011 11:10 AM

Brooklyn rapper Lil Kim is giving fans something to get excited about heading into the new year with a new promo advertisement promising fresh things to come.

Continue reading Lil Kim Spreads Open, Promises To Come Soon.

Red Cafe Names Rap's Hottest 5 MCs, "[It's] A Toss Up Between Andre 3000 & ..."

December 26, 2011 11:05 AM

Bad Boy Records rapper Red Cafe recently gave his input on the rap game and revealed which five emcees he believes are currently running hip-hop.

Continue reading Red Cafe Names Rap's Hottest 5 MCs, "[It's] A Toss Up Between Andre 3000 & ...".

Drake Puts Aaliyah On His Back, Tattoos Late R&B Singer

December 26, 2011 9:38 AM

Young Money rap star Drake's love for late singer Aaliyah is apparanetly skin-deep after someone recently spotted him sporting a tattoo of her.

Continue reading Drake Puts Aaliyah On His Back, Tattoos Late R&B Singer.

50 Cent Disfigured In New "Burn" Clip, "I Held On To That [A] Long Time, It's Personal" [Video]

December 26, 2011 9:15 AM

G-Unit general 50 Cent raised eyebrows over the weekend by putting out a new music video called "They Burn Me" which features the New York rapper severly burned.

Continue reading 50 Cent Disfigured In New "Burn" Clip, "I Held On To That [A] Long Time, It's Personal" [Video].

"His Verses Just Kills People When He Hops On Their Songs"

December 26, 2011 12:15 AM

[The Wrap-Up: With the year coming to a close, this week SOHH celebrates entertainment personalities' most favorite 2011 SOHH Underrated emcees. After Roscoe Dash gave Wale/J. Cole shine last week, we highlight Detroit's hometown hero eLZhi for receiving frequent love throughout 2011.]

Continue reading "His Verses Just Kills People When He Hops On Their Songs".

Photo of the Day: Bow Wow Gets In A Cash Money State Of Mind

December 26, 2011 12:00 AM

Moment of Silence: Rapper Bow Wow gets into a Cash Money state of mind.

Photo taken from Bow Wow's Twitter

Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, Lloyd Banks & Busta Rhymes Help Out Bow Wow

December 25, 2011 11:49 PM

Rap stars Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, Lloyd Banks, Busta Rhymes and more have reportedly been recruited to appear on Cash Money Records rapper Bow Wow's upcoming Underrated album.

Continue reading Lil Wayne, Jadakiss, Lloyd Banks & Busta Rhymes Help Out Bow Wow.

Drake Caught Covering Up Common Subliminal Response

December 25, 2011 11:03 PM

Young Money star Drake reportedly hit rap veteran Common with a subliminal diss over the weekend and then tried to cover it up based on a screen shot of his Twitter page.

Continue reading Drake Caught Covering Up Common Subliminal Response.

Lil Wayne Names Fave Sports Teams In New Vlog Series, "I'm A Boston Red Sox Fan" [Video]

December 25, 2011 9:41 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is proving just how much of an avid sports fan he really is by launching a new vlog series titled, "Weezy's Sports Corner."

Continue reading Lil Wayne Names Fave Sports Teams In New Vlog Series, "I'm A Boston Red Sox Fan" [Video].

Beyonce Keeps Jay-Z Grounded For X-Mas, "Christmas Is Just A Time To Relax W/ The Family"

December 25, 2011 9:30 AM

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter is letting fans know Jay-Z will not be popping out at any surprise concerts this holiday and said televisions stay off for Christmas.

Continue reading Beyonce Keeps Jay-Z Grounded For X-Mas, "Christmas Is Just A Time To Relax W/ The Family".

Kreayshawn On Delayed Solo Debut, "I Want To Shut Everyone Up"

December 25, 2011 9:10 AM

After exploding onto the scene last spring with her "Gucci Gucci" hit single, West Coast rapper Kreayshawn recently talked about her delayed debut LP and why 2012 is the time to really shine.

Continue reading Kreayshawn On Delayed Solo Debut, "I Want To Shut Everyone Up".

Slim Dunkin's Mother Speaks, "The Person That Killed My Son, Please Turn Yourself In" [Video]

December 25, 2011 8:56 AM

The mother of slain rapper Slim Dunkin has come forward to plead for her son's killer to do the right thing and turn himself/herself in a week after a fatal shooting took his life.

Continue reading Slim Dunkin's Mother Speaks, "The Person That Killed My Son, Please Turn Yourself In" [Video].

Nelly In Trouble W/ Major Credit Card Company, Rapper Owes $20K

December 25, 2011 8:26 AM

Midwest rapper Nelly is reportedly in trouble with major credit card company American Express with reports claiming he owes over $20,000 in charges.

Continue reading Nelly In Trouble W/ Major Credit Card Company, Rapper Owes $20K.

Photo of the Day: Joe Budden Celebrates X-Mas Eve W/ A Pretty Young Thing

December 25, 2011 12:00 AM

Pump It Up: Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden finds himself a nice little holiday treat this winter.

Photo taken from Joe Budden's Twitter

Pusha T Promises Malice Reunion, "New Clipse Album, Yeauck!"

December 24, 2011 6:15 PM

Virginia rapper Pusha T may be teamed up with music star Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music these days, however, at a concert this past week he reminded fans of his Clipse loyalty by announcing plans to drop a new joint LP down the road.

Continue reading Pusha T Promises Malice Reunion, "New Clipse Album, Yeauck!".

Red Cafe Gushes Over Sade, Katy Perry & Zoe Saldana, "I Like Clever, Not Slick Women"

December 24, 2011 5:00 PM

On the eve of Christmas, Brooklyn rapper Red Cafe recently opened up on his personal interest in female stars like Sade and Katy Perry along with unveiling a celebrity crush on actress Zoe Saldana.

Continue reading Red Cafe Gushes Over Sade, Katy Perry & Zoe Saldana, "I Like Clever, Not Slick Women".

Young Jeezy Lays Fake Rappers To Rest, "You Know D*mn Well He Didn't Shoot Anybody Last Night"

December 24, 2011 11:45 AM

Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy recently offered his take on what makes a real/fake hip-hop artist and why a majority of street stories are more fiction instead of fact.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Lays Fake Rappers To Rest, "You Know D*mn Well He Didn't Shoot Anybody Last Night".

"A Madea Christmas": "You're Going To Be Laughing From Start To Finish"

December 24, 2011 11:30 AM

[With Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas DVD here just in time for the holidays, actress Cassi Davis gives you her Top 5 reasons to get your hands on a last-minute stocking stuffer.]

Continue reading "A Madea Christmas": "You're Going To Be Laughing From Start To Finish".

"N*ggas In Paris" NYC Subway Performer Speaks, "I Really Didn't Care What The Other Riders Thought"

December 24, 2011 9:30 AM

After officially getting acknowledged by rap star Kanye West this week on Twitter, New York City pedestrian Terrane Hicks has come forward to speak out on becoming a viral sensation after performing "N*ggas In Paris" on a subway train.

Continue reading "N*ggas In Paris" NYC Subway Performer Speaks, "I Really Didn't Care What The Other Riders Thought".

Fabolous Brings Death On X-Mas, "It's Just New Music To Feed The Streets" [Video]

December 24, 2011 9:00 AM

Brooklyn rapper Fabolous has opened up on plans to drop his new There Is No Competition 3 mixtape as a special holiday treat on Christmas Day this Sunday (December 25).

Continue reading Fabolous Brings Death On X-Mas, "It's Just New Music To Feed The Streets" [Video].

Young Buck Slams Rap Alias Reports, "If Somebody Gonna Sell My Name, Better Call My Momma"

December 24, 2011 8:45 AM

Former G-Unit member Young Buck's battles with the government appear far from over as new reports claim his trademarked name may diminish in light of a current bankruptcy/liquidation case.

Continue reading Young Buck Slams Rap Alias Reports, "If Somebody Gonna Sell My Name, Better Call My Momma".

Photo Of The Day: Fabolous Stays Warm Over The Winter Holiday

December 24, 2011 12:00 AM

Ice Cold Loso: Brooklyn rap star Fabolous stays warm over the winter holiday.

Photo taken from Fabolous' Twitter

Rick Ross Says He's "Rich Forever", "I Got The Hustle Of A 100 Men"

December 23, 2011 11:46 PM

A week after Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross announced plans to put out a new mixtape ahead of his delayed God Forgives, I Don't album, the "Boss" has now unveiled its title.

Continue reading Rick Ross Says He's "Rich Forever", "I Got The Hustle Of A 100 Men".

Kanye West Performs First-Ever Live Deejay Set

December 23, 2011 8:03 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West proved he is much more than an emcee/producer by testing out the wheels of steel during his first-ever live deejay set this week in London.

Continue reading Kanye West Performs First-Ever Live Deejay Set.

UPDATE: Tattoo Artist Responds To Drake, "Please Say That Drake Actually Wants To F*ck Me Up. I Will Totally Fight Him"

December 23, 2011 7:27 PM

West Coast tattoo artist Kevin Campbell has reportedly responded back to Young Money's Drake and his threat of beating him up once they meet face-to-face.

Continue reading UPDATE: Tattoo Artist Responds To Drake, "Please Say That Drake Actually Wants To F*ck Me Up. I Will Totally Fight Him".

Eminem Has Been My Mentor For A Long Time, Says Yelawolf

December 23, 2011 5:25 PM

Shady Records' Yelawolf recently reflected on his status in the hip-hop game and how much of an impact Eminem has had on his hip-hop career.

Continue reading Eminem Has Been My Mentor For A Long Time, Says Yelawolf.

"Before I Hit The Stage, I Look Around & See Ten Pairs Of Panties"

December 23, 2011 4:05 PM

Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy recently opened up on how his music has grown from embracement in the streets to admiration by women and how he has adapted to having a mass female fan base.

Continue reading "Before I Hit The Stage, I Look Around & See Ten Pairs Of Panties".

Shawty Lo Feels "Blessed" Following Hospitalization Reports

December 23, 2011 4:00 PM

A day after reports emerged online claiming Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo has been hospitalized due to medical complications, the D4L/G-Unit artist has assured fans he is getting better.

Continue reading Shawty Lo Feels "Blessed" Following Hospitalization Reports.

Young Buck Gets Merry, "Holiday Feature Price For The Holidays! If You're Ready Now & Your Money Right, Hit Me Up ASAP!"

December 23, 2011 4:00 PM

Former G-Unit rapper Young Buck is getting into the holiday spirit by offering a special Christmas discount for anyone interested in guest features.

Continue reading Young Buck Gets Merry, "Holiday Feature Price For The Holidays! If You're Ready Now & Your Money Right, Hit Me Up ASAP!".

"I Think A Lot Of People Want To Capitalize Off Their Name Brands"

December 23, 2011 2:40 PM

As earphones competition heats up with individual lines by Dr. Dre, Ludacris, 50 Cent and RZA now in stores, SOHH decided to hit up Munitio headphones marketing director Robert Benjamin to find out how his brand is competing against hip-hop endorsed products.

Continue reading "I Think A Lot Of People Want To Capitalize Off Their Name Brands".

Consequence & Q-Tip Fix The Scenario, "We Have Resolved Our Public & Private Issues"

December 23, 2011 1:30 PM

New York rapper Consequence can finally get back to focusing on creating music after handling some family business by announcing the end of a yearlong feud with cousin/rapper Q-Tip.

Continue reading Consequence & Q-Tip Fix The Scenario, "We Have Resolved Our Public & Private Issues".

Common Makes Drake His Sweet Thing, Kanye West & Game Hate The Fans, Shyne Wants His Spot Back

December 23, 2011 12:45 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, we applaud Common for succumbing to the pressure and admitting Drake is soft, try to figure out why Kanye West and Game are the new Madd Rappers, give shine to Shyne and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Common Makes Drake His Sweet Thing, Kanye West & Game Hate The Fans, Shyne Wants His Spot Back.

"I Think You Can Not Like Rap Music But If You Listen To [Watch The Throne], You Will Become A Huge Fan"

December 23, 2011 12:20 PM

With Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne album appearing on Rolling Stone and TIME's Top 10 Albums of 2011 lists, SOHH reached out to contributing producer Sham "Sak Pase" Joseph for his reaction to the LP's success.

Continue reading "I Think You Can Not Like Rap Music But If You Listen To [Watch The Throne], You Will Become A Huge Fan".

Matisyahu Apologizes For Attacking Female, "I Totally Snapped"

December 23, 2011 11:40 AM

Newly shorn reggae rapper Matisyahu has issued an apology statement to a female journalist after reportedly attacking her and damaging her camera.

Continue reading Matisyahu Apologizes For Attacking Female, "I Totally Snapped".

Kanye West Co-Signs "N*ggas In Paris" Subway Performer

December 23, 2011 9:19 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has officially co-signed a new viral video showing a New York City pedestrian singing "N*ggas In Paris" while riding on the subway.

Continue reading Kanye West Co-Signs "N*ggas In Paris" Subway Performer.

Thug Life Or Temper Tantrum: Tyler The Creator Arrested [Click Here & Speak]

December 23, 2011 7:14 AM

I get it. Being rebellious is part of your whole thing, but when your ride-or-die chick is mom-dukes, it makes the story a little less exciting. If you haven't heard, Tyler the Creator was busted last night while hanging out in Hollywood.

Continue reading Thug Life Or Temper Tantrum: Tyler The Creator Arrested [Click Here & Speak].

Drake Breaks Silence On Forehead Tattoo, "The Guy Who Tatted It Is A F*cking A**hole. I Don't F*ck W/ That Guy" [Video]

December 23, 2011 1:45 AM

Young Money star Drake has finally broken his silence and reacted to a woman recently tattooing his rap alias across her forehead.

Continue reading Drake Breaks Silence On Forehead Tattoo, "The Guy Who Tatted It Is A F*cking A**hole. I Don't F*ck W/ That Guy" [Video].

"I Say Waka Flocka Because He Is So Fine. That's Why"

December 23, 2011 12:15 AM

[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name their Top 5 rappers of all-time. To make things tricky, we've created a "Hall of Fame" of emcees (see right) who are universally respected and therefore may not be mentioned. After, "Love & Hip Hop" cast member Somaya Reece pours out her favorites, Bay Area rapper V-Nasty hits us off with hear Top 5, Dead or Alive.]

Continue reading "I Say Waka Flocka Because He Is So Fine. That's Why".

Photo of the Day: Waka Flocka Flame Gets Diggy

December 23, 2011 12:00 AM

Beep Beep: Atlanta's Waka Flocka Flame tunes in and tunes out of his phone.

Photo taken from Waka Flocka Flame's Twitter

UPDATE: Cops Get Warrant In Slim Dunkin Murder, "Police Are Urging [The Suspect] To Turn Himself In"

December 22, 2011 10:59 PM

Nearly a week since the fatal shooting of 24 year-old rapper Slim Dunkin, reports now claim Atlanta police have received an arrest warrant and are pursuing a possible suspect.

Continue reading UPDATE: Cops Get Warrant In Slim Dunkin Murder, "Police Are Urging [The Suspect] To Turn Himself In".

David Banner Responds To V-Nasty Diss Record, "We Have To Stop Letting People Play Our Culture..." [Video]

December 22, 2011 10:41 PM

Mississippi rapper David Banner has responded to West Coast hip-hop newcomer V-Nasty's "Food Plug" diss record where she questions just how "hood" the emcee-turned-actor really is.

Continue reading David Banner Responds To V-Nasty Diss Record, "We Have To Stop Letting People Play Our Culture..." [Video].

Kreayshawn Traded Janitor Gig For A Shot At Fame, "I Learned How To Power-Wash Cement"

December 22, 2011 10:18 PM

West Coast rap newcomer Kreayshawn recently opened up on her rags to riches rise in hip-hop and how she nearly ended up having a career doing blue collar work.

Continue reading Kreayshawn Traded Janitor Gig For A Shot At Fame, "I Learned How To Power-Wash Cement".

Fabolous Says He Wants King Of NY Status, "The Shoes Are There For Me To Put On" [Video]

December 22, 2011 8:00 PM

Brooklyn rapper Papoose may have to make room as Fabolous has announced his aim to become the front representative of New York's music scene.

Continue reading Fabolous Says He Wants King Of NY Status, "The Shoes Are There For Me To Put On" [Video].

Nipsey Hussle Cheeses For Mac, "I See Who On The Cover Of The Billboard & It Was Mac Miller"

December 22, 2011 5:25 PM

While Midwest rapper Danny Brown revealed his disinterest in Mac Miller this week, West Coast's Nipsey Hussle has admitted that he is a fan of the indie emcee's grind.

Continue reading Nipsey Hussle Cheeses For Mac, "I See Who On The Cover Of The Billboard & It Was Mac Miller".

Young Buck's Money Problems Delay Cash Money Record Deal

December 22, 2011 5:21 PM

Former G-Unit member Young Buck's financial woes continue to make headlines as reports claim a judge's decision to change his bankruptcy case to a liquidation matter has delayed a Cash Money Records deal.

Continue reading Young Buck's Money Problems Delay Cash Money Record Deal.

T-Pain's Got That Jersey Shore Struggle, "Snooki Got Rich For Being [Her]" [Video]

December 22, 2011 4:50 PM

Although Young Money's Nicki Minaj has admitted to her infatuation with reality show "Jersey Shore" in the past, former auto-tune hitmaker T-Pain has gone the extra mile by comparing his lifestyle to that of popular cast member Snooki.

Continue reading T-Pain's Got That Jersey Shore Struggle, "Snooki Got Rich For Being [Her]" [Video].

"I Don't Know If People Really Understand The True Story Of Basquiat"

December 22, 2011 4:20 PM

In honor today marking late painter Jean-Michel Basquiat's 51st birthday, SOHH reached out to artist Justin Bua for his take on hip-hop's growing appreciation for the famed Neo-expressionist's works.

Continue reading "I Don't Know If People Really Understand The True Story Of Basquiat".

Game Pulls A Kanye West Over Fan Incident, "You Ain't So Tough Now, Boy" [Video]

December 22, 2011 1:30 PM

West Coast rapper Game appears to be taking after his "Wouldn't Get Far" collaborator Kanye West's recent actions by going at a fan for tossing a bottle on-stage during his Oslo, Norway concert this week.

Continue reading Game Pulls A Kanye West Over Fan Incident, "You Ain't So Tough Now, Boy" [Video].

Shawty Low Hospitalized, "We Appreciate The Outpouring Of Concern & Prayers"

December 22, 2011 9:50 AM

A manager for Atlanta rapper Shawty Lo has confirmed speculation claiming the D4L/G-Unit artist was hospitalized this week.

Continue reading Shawty Low Hospitalized, "We Appreciate The Outpouring Of Concern & Prayers".

Waka Flocka & Gucci Mane Pony Up $$$, Cover Slim Dunkin's "White Horse-Drawn Carriage" Funeral

December 22, 2011 9:29 AM

Atlanta rappers Waka Flocka Flame and Gucci Mane are coming together to help bid a final farewell to late rapper Slim Dunkin by covering tomorrow's funeral costs.

Continue reading Waka Flocka & Gucci Mane Pony Up $$$, Cover Slim Dunkin's "White Horse-Drawn Carriage" Funeral.

Faith Evans Dashes From Paparazzi's 2Pac/B.I.G. Sex Tape Debate [Video]

December 22, 2011 9:08 AM

Late rapper Notorious B.I.G.'s ex-wife/singer Faith Evans recently dashed from paparazzi this week after getting approached in an airport and getting asked, hypothetically, if her departed husband could sell more sex tapes than Tupac Shakur.

Continue reading Faith Evans Dashes From Paparazzi's 2Pac/B.I.G. Sex Tape Debate [Video].

50 Cent Lashes Back At G-Unit Haters, "I Also Own G-Unot, These Fools Are So Far Behind Me It's Not Funny"

December 22, 2011 8:53 AM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently lashed back at critics attacking his brand and spoke on the wealth he provided to any artist he signed.

Continue reading 50 Cent Lashes Back At G-Unit Haters, "I Also Own G-Unot, These Fools Are So Far Behind Me It's Not Funny".

RZA On Fans Keeping The Wu Flag Waving, "They Enter Our World & Vice Versa"

December 22, 2011 8:32 AM

Wu-Tang Clan member RZA recently shared his thoughts on why the crew have been able to maintain a longstanding buzz since the early 1990's and their ability to succeed with retail ventures.

Continue reading RZA On Fans Keeping The Wu Flag Waving, "They Enter Our World & Vice Versa".

You Lovin' Drake's New Video + Watcha Think About Deelishis' NEW Bootylicious Pics?! [View Pics & Speak]

December 22, 2011 3:00 AM

It was difficult to tell what song Heartbreak Drake would pic as his followup single to "Headlines," radio stations have been spinning almost every track off of his platinum-selling sophomore disc, Take Care pretty heavy. But the mystery ended a few weeks ago when the Canadian entertainer announced that "The Motto" would be getting a video soon. Well, that video has arrived.

Continue reading You Lovin' Drake's New Video + Watcha Think About Deelishis' NEW Bootylicious Pics?! [View Pics & Speak].

"[They Both] Delivered Well-Rounded Albums That You Can Play All The Way Through"

December 22, 2011 12:15 AM

[100 Yard Dash: Every week, SOHH features a group or solo artist naming the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Hot Rod gave Roscoe Dash the title earlier this week, Roscoe now explains why the SOHH Underrated throne should be shared by several young artists.]

Continue reading "[They Both] Delivered Well-Rounded Albums That You Can Play All The Way Through".

Photo of the Day: Busta Rhymes Flips Out W/ Fun

December 22, 2011 12:00 AM

Woo Ha: Cash Money Records' Busta Rhymes shows his definition of Flip Mode.

Photo taken from Busta Rhymes' Twitter

"I Think One Of My Biggest Inspirations Was Tupac Shakur"

December 21, 2011 9:30 PM

Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy recently opened up on his top musical influences and said the late Tupac Shakur had the biggest impact on his life.

Continue reading "I Think One Of My Biggest Inspirations Was Tupac Shakur".

T-Pain Bows To Jay-Z, "He's Got Probably More Power Than Anybody In The Industry Right Now" [Video]

December 21, 2011 9:15 PM

Former auto-tune hitmaker T-Pain recently reflected on his rise to fame and why he credits Jay-Z's 2009 "Death of Auto-Tune" for helping his career.

Continue reading T-Pain Bows To Jay-Z, "He's Got Probably More Power Than Anybody In The Industry Right Now" [Video].

"It's So Bizarre. It's Like Adult Swim On Stage"

December 21, 2011 9:10 PM

[With his "Negroes On Ice" cross-country tour in full effect, hip-hop vetearn Prince Paul opens up on linking with his son DJ Paul Fresh and injecting comedy into show venues.]

Continue reading "It's So Bizarre. It's Like Adult Swim On Stage".

Young Jeezy & Common's First-Week Sales Projections Revealed

December 21, 2011 6:32 PM

Rap stars Young Jeezy and Common's new albums, Thug Motivation 103 and The Dreamer/The Believer, are both reportedly en route to dominate the sales chart next week.

Continue reading Young Jeezy & Common's First-Week Sales Projections Revealed.

"Jay-Z & Kanye West Are Going To Mess Up Anyone's Release Schedule At Any Given Moment"

December 21, 2011 5:35 PM

As Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne joint album continues to gain accolades, SOHH reached out to contributing producer Sham "Sak Pase" Joseph for his take on its possible follow-up.

Continue reading "Jay-Z & Kanye West Are Going To Mess Up Anyone's Release Schedule At Any Given Moment".

"Even In The Darkest Cell In Clinton Dannemora, Haunted By The Spirit Of Tupac Shakur, I Shyne"

December 21, 2011 5:02 PM

Former Bad Boy Records rapper Shyne has explained what the Jewish holiday Chanukah means to him and why each day's celebration, beginning Wednesday (December 21), holds significance.

Continue reading "Even In The Darkest Cell In Clinton Dannemora, Haunted By The Spirit Of Tupac Shakur, I Shyne".

BREAKING: Floyd Mayweather Headed To Jail, Sentenced In Domestic Violence Case

December 21, 2011 4:42 PM

Undefeated professional boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr. has bigger concerns than facing off against elite fighter Manny Pacquiao next year as he has received a six-month jail sentence for battery this week.

Continue reading BREAKING: Floyd Mayweather Headed To Jail, Sentenced In Domestic Violence Case.

"If We Did This B/c We Loved It, We'd Give Away All Our Music For Free"

December 21, 2011 3:10 PM

After recently admitting he does not spend time working on his freestyle skills, SOHH decided to hit up rap newcomer Don Trip to have him explain his decision to sway away from the traditional hip-hop pasttime.

Continue reading "If We Did This B/c We Loved It, We'd Give Away All Our Music For Free".

A$AP Rocky Names His Hot Fire Top 5, "Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, Dylan & Dylan"

December 21, 2011 1:00 PM

Rap newcomer A$AP Rocky recently revealed his Top 5 favorite emcees, ranging from members of his own crew to West Coast hip-hop veteran Snoop Dogg.

Continue reading A$AP Rocky Names His Hot Fire Top 5, "Dylan, Dylan, Dylan, Dylan & Dylan".

Drake Reverses Sophomore Jinx W/ A Milli, Amy Winehouse Stays In Top 10, Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Invade The Chart

December 21, 2011 12:40 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Drake proves the sophomore jinx is all hype with a million copies sold, Amy Winehouse's presence lives on in Top 10 plus Anthony Hamilton, Wiz Khalifa and Snoop Dogg invade the chart.

Continue reading Drake Reverses Sophomore Jinx W/ A Milli, Amy Winehouse Stays In Top 10, Snoop Dogg & Wiz Khalifa Invade The Chart.

UPDATE: Police Claim Slim Dunkin Killed Over Candy

December 21, 2011 11:45 AM

Last week's fatal shooting of Brick Squad Monopoly member Slim Dunkin has taken an unexpected twist with police claiming the rapper's death was a result of a dispute over candy.

Continue reading UPDATE: Police Claim Slim Dunkin Killed Over Candy.

"Love & Hip Hop" Star Addresses Pregnancy Rumors

December 21, 2011 11:00 AM

"Love & Hip Hop" cast member Emily B may have split with Brooklyn rapper Fabolous, however, she has come forward to speak on rumors claiming that she has been impregnated by him once again.

Continue reading "Love & Hip Hop" Star Addresses Pregnancy Rumors.

Justin Bieber Gets B.I.G., Drops "Who Shot Ya" Freestyle [Video]

December 21, 2011 9:49 AM

Pop star Justin Bieber's love for the rap game continues to intensify as new footage of the 17 year-old rapping over late hip-hop mogul Notorious B.I.G.'s "Who Shot Ya" instrumental has emerged online.

Continue reading Justin Bieber Gets B.I.G., Drops "Who Shot Ya" Freestyle [Video].

Rick Ross Protege Denies Maybach Music Group Split, "People Started F*cking W/ Me On Twitter"

December 21, 2011 9:25 AM

Maybach Music Group's Pill has come forward to kill rumors and speculation suggesting he has severed ties with Rick Ross' growing record label.

Continue reading Rick Ross Protege Denies Maybach Music Group Split, "People Started F*cking W/ Me On Twitter".

Which Slaughterhouse Member Murdered This Freestyle + Is Nicki Minaj Dissing Lil' Kim Again?!? [Click Here & Speak]

December 21, 2011 1:00 AM

In 2011, rap beefs became the new mixtapes. Ever noticed no-so-confrontational rappers get all froggy when there album is about to be released? Yeah. Me too. Nicki Minaj has a new track out (her sophomore album is slated to drop early next year) and lo and behold -- the song contains a few bars that seem to be directed at her one time foe, Lil' Kim.

Continue reading Which Slaughterhouse Member Murdered This Freestyle + Is Nicki Minaj Dissing Lil' Kim Again?!? [Click Here & Speak].

Photo of the Day: Drake & Mistah F.A.B. Hit The Bay

December 21, 2011 12:00 AM

West Coastin': Young Money's Drake and Mistah F.A.B. hook up in the Bay.

Be sure to check out Mistah F.A.B.'s "Who The F*ck Is This" Singled Out feature!

"He's Always Going To Be One Of The Best"

December 21, 2011 12:00 AM

[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name their Top 5 rappers of all-time. To make things tricky, we've created a "Hall of Fame" of emcees (see right) who are universally respected and therefore may not be mentioned. After paparazzo Garry "Prophecy" Sun unloaded his top five picks last week, "Love & Hip Hop" cast member Somaya Reece pours out her favorites.]

Continue reading "He's Always Going To Be One Of The Best".

40 Addresses Common's Drake Shots, "I Remember Being Called A B*tch In Grade 9 Cause I Had Your CD"

December 20, 2011 11:32 PM

After Grammy-winning rapper Common finally came clean and admitted his new "Sweet" record actually was penned with Drake in mind, the Canadian emcee's close friend/producer 40 has now spoken out.

Continue reading 40 Addresses Common's Drake Shots, "I Remember Being Called A B*tch In Grade 9 Cause I Had Your CD".

Nicki Minaj's 'Stupid H*e' Heats Up Lil Kim Tension Speculation, "She The Queen When She Looking Like Lab Rat" [Audio]

December 20, 2011 11:23 PM

Tensions between Nicki Minaj and rap veteran Lil Kim may be heating up as speculation has developed around the self-proclaimed Barbie's new "Stupid H*e" single.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj's 'Stupid H*e' Heats Up Lil Kim Tension Speculation, "She The Queen When She Looking Like Lab Rat" [Audio].

Drake's Ex-Wifey On Steamy Rumors, "All The Blogs Are Like, 'Is He Hitting That?"

December 20, 2011 5:13 PM

Video vixen Maliah Michel recently opened up on her short-lived romance with Young Money star Drake and why despite the rumors, she is merely friends with reggae singer Sean Kingston.

Continue reading Drake's Ex-Wifey On Steamy Rumors, "All The Blogs Are Like, 'Is He Hitting That?".

J. Cole Reacts To Jay-Z's Grammy Prediction, "It Would Be Incredible To Win"

December 20, 2011 4:13 PM

Roc Nation protege J. Cole has offered his reaction to rap mogul Jay-Z recently predicting he should easily win "Best New Artist" hands down at the upcoming annual Grammy Awards ceremony.

Continue reading J. Cole Reacts To Jay-Z's Grammy Prediction, "It Would Be Incredible To Win".

Danny Brown Fires Shots At Mac Miller, "He's The Worst Guy Around"

December 20, 2011 3:24 PM

Detroit rapper Danny Brown has offered his take on fellow hip-hop newcomer Mac Miller and said while he acknowledges the success, he cannot co-sign the Pittsburgh emcee's music.

Continue reading Danny Brown Fires Shots At Mac Miller, "He's The Worst Guy Around".

"Motherf*ckas Be [Online] Like, 'F*ck You. You A B*tch A** Nigga.' ... I Will See You."

December 20, 2011 3:03 PM

[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the record. After , Brick Squad rapper Waka Flocka Flame breaks down his song, "Round of Applause," featuring Drake, Bay area rapper Mistah Fab poses the question, "Who the F*ck is This".]

Continue reading "Motherf*ckas Be [Online] Like, 'F*ck You. You A B*tch A** Nigga.' ... I Will See You.".

Young Jeezy, "TM103: Hustler's Ambition"

December 20, 2011 3:00 PM

The real is back. After having fans wait several years for a new retail project, Southern rap heavyweight Young Jeezy has returned to the scene, hoping to reclaim his spot as one of the slickest dope boys to hold the mic.

Continue reading Young Jeezy, "TM103: Hustler's Ambition".

Common, "The Dreamer/The Believer"

December 20, 2011 12:15 PM

Closing out the 2011 year in hip-hop is Chicago rapper Common with his latest album, titled The Dreamer/The Believer.

Continue reading Common, "The Dreamer/The Believer".

"I F*ck W/ Drake & I Told Him, 'Yo, That New Sh*t You Got Out, That Sh*t Hard.'"

December 20, 2011 12:05 PM

[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the record. After Texas rapper Spark Dawg tells us why he chose to address one of Harlem's up-and-coming spitters, Brick Squad rapper Waka Flocka Flame breaks down his song, "Round of Applause," featuring Drake.]

Continue reading "I F*ck W/ Drake & I Told Him, 'Yo, That New Sh*t You Got Out, That Sh*t Hard.'".

Common Responds To Drake's 'Sweet' Reaction, "We Just Need To Get In The Ring" [Video]

December 20, 2011 12:01 PM

After Young Money star Drake recently fired back at Common over taking offense to his new "Sweet" record calling out singing rappers, the hip-hop veteran has reacted to Drizzy's actions.

Continue reading Common Responds To Drake's 'Sweet' Reaction, "We Just Need To Get In The Ring" [Video].

Slim Thug Reveals Secret X-Rated Stash, "I Might Do A Compilation Of All My Favorite Sex Tapes"

December 20, 2011 11:31 AM

Houston rapper Slim Thug appears to have a secret sex tape stash like the late Tupac Shakur after revealing his habit of recording sexual acts with women.

Continue reading Slim Thug Reveals Secret X-Rated Stash, "I Might Do A Compilation Of All My Favorite Sex Tapes".

"I Spent 10 Years In H*ll W/ Murderers, All Types Of Degenerates & Cats That Want To Kill You"

December 20, 2011 10:53 AM

With 2012 just a week away, former Bad Boy Records rapper Shyne has promised to deliver quality music and a reenergized version of himself heading into the new year.

Continue reading "I Spent 10 Years In H*ll W/ Murderers, All Types Of Degenerates & Cats That Want To Kill You".

Common Waves White Flag In N-Word Dispute, "You Just Gotta Take It"

December 20, 2011 10:19 AM

Yesterday, Grammy-winning rapper Common opened up on this past weekend's controversy behind Dr. Maya Angelou publicly taking offense to appearing on his "The Dreamer" record which features the usage of "nigga."

Continue reading Common Waves White Flag In N-Word Dispute, "You Just Gotta Take It".

Lindsay Lohan's "Playboy" Spread Breaking Records, Hugh Hefner Says

December 20, 2011 9:51 AM

G-Unit's 50 Cent is not the only person interested in seeing Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan baring all as Playboy founder Hugh Hefner claims her new spread is breaking magazine sales.

Continue reading Lindsay Lohan's "Playboy" Spread Breaking Records, Hugh Hefner Says.

Hip Hop Attack?! Feds Start Rap Label To Bust Gun & Drug Dealers + Reality Star Chick Bares Some A** [Click Here & Speak]

December 20, 2011 2:00 AM

Hip Hop music can be used to unify people or to set up major drug busts, apparently. In what might be the craziest rap-related arrest in the past few months, authorities started their own label to catch some big time criminals. Kray.

Continue reading Hip Hop Attack?! Feds Start Rap Label To Bust Gun & Drug Dealers + Reality Star Chick Bares Some A** [Click Here & Speak].

Machine Gun Kelly Meets A New Friend Or Bad Boy's Next Signee?

December 20, 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 crown for a whole week. Who run it?

Continue reading Machine Gun Kelly Meets A New Friend Or Bad Boy's Next Signee?.

Photo of the Day: Machine Gun Kelly

December 20, 2011 12:00 AM

6th Sense: Bad Boy's Machine Gun Kelly rocks out with Spider Man.

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

"We Played Him Some Records & One Record Jay-Z [Came] Up A Week Or Two Before To Pick Up"

December 20, 2011 12:00 AM

[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the record. After Texas rapper Spark Dawg told us why he chose to pen an "Open Letter to A$AP Rocky", producer Sak Pase unveils the story behind Busta Rhymes and Chris Brown's "Why Stop Now" anthem.]

Continue reading "We Played Him Some Records & One Record Jay-Z [Came] Up A Week Or Two Before To Pick Up".

"I Think He's Gonna Go Down In History As A Great Artist"

December 19, 2011 8:39 PM

[100 Yard Dash: Every week, SOHH features a group or solo artist naming the most underrated emcee in hip-hop. After Treach gave Freddie Fox the title last this week, G-Note rapper Hot Rod explains why Roscoe Dash is SOHH Underrated.]

Continue reading "I Think He's Gonna Go Down In History As A Great Artist".

Lil Kim Death Rumors Emerge After North Korean Leader's Passing

December 19, 2011 6:00 PM

Brooklyn rap veteran Lil Kim has made headlines kicking the week off as the weekend passing of North Korean leader Kim Jong Il has sparked confusion over social networking platforms.

Continue reading Lil Kim Death Rumors Emerge After North Korean Leader's Passing.

2Pac's Ex-Manager Addresses Sex Tape, "He Taped Intimate Moments He Never Thought Would [Go] Public" [Video]

December 19, 2011 5:45 PM

Late rap Tupac Shakur's ex-manager Leila Steinberg recently offered her take on the hype surrounding the deceased rapper's sex tape beign shopped around and said the buzz doesn't come as a surprise. 

Continue reading 2Pac's Ex-Manager Addresses Sex Tape, "He Taped Intimate Moments He Never Thought Would [Go] Public" [Video].

"If I Have Chemistry W/ Anyone In The Studio, It's W/ [Rick] Ross"

December 19, 2011 5:20 PM

Young Money star Drake may report to Lil Wayne, but he claims when it comes to being in the studio, he experiences supreme synergy with Miami rap kingpin Rick Ross.

Continue reading "If I Have Chemistry W/ Anyone In The Studio, It's W/ [Rick] Ross".

"Notorious B.I.G. Really Loved Los Angeles. It Wasn't Because Of An East/West Beef That Anybody Had Fights"

December 19, 2011 3:35 PM

[After music producer Damion "Damizza" Young revealed he would include a final conversation with the late Notorious B.I.G. in his Guilty By Association e-book, he now explains what motivated his decision.]

Continue reading "Notorious B.I.G. Really Loved Los Angeles. It Wasn't Because Of An East/West Beef That Anybody Had Fights".

Fabolous' Ex-GF Addresses Adrienne Bailon Dating Rumors

December 19, 2011 1:30 PM

"Love & Hip Hop" star Emily B has cleared the air on rumors surrounding her baby's father, rapper Fabolous secretly hooking up with R&B singer Adrienne Bailon.

Continue reading Fabolous' Ex-GF Addresses Adrienne Bailon Dating Rumors.

50 Cent's SMS Audio President Says G-G-Get Ready, "There's More Than Enough Room For Good, Solid Competitors"

December 19, 2011 1:20 PM

With 50 Cent's new SMS By 50 headphones in stores this holiday season, SOHH reached out to SMS Audio President Brian Nohe to get his take on competing with other celebrity-endorsed headsets like super producers Dr. Dre's Beats By Dre and RZA's Chambers By RZA.

Continue reading 50 Cent's SMS Audio President Says G-G-Get Ready, "There's More Than Enough Room For Good, Solid Competitors".

Bangladesh Tells Other Producers To Stop Biting, "They Say Imitation Is A Form Of Flattery, But..."

December 19, 2011 12:15 PM

Super producer Bangladesh recently offered his take on beatmakers jacking his style and why he is often more offended than flattered by his sound getting abused.

Continue reading Bangladesh Tells Other Producers To Stop Biting, "They Say Imitation Is A Form Of Flattery, But...".

"We Wanted To Make It As Gangster Of A Track As We Possibly Could"

December 19, 2011 12:00 PM

Pop star Ke$ha recently opened up on putting together her "Sleazy" remix, speaking on why recruiting Lil Wayne, Wiz Khalifa, and T.I. added a gangster element to the pop record.

Continue reading "We Wanted To Make It As Gangster Of A Track As We Possibly Could".

Lil Scrappy Reacts To Slim Dunkin Murder, "All That Sucker Sh*t's Gotta Quit" [Video]

December 19, 2011 10:55 AM

Days after the fatal shooting of Atlanta rapper Slim Dunkin, fellow ATL hip-hop artist Lil Scrappy has provided his reaction and made a public calling for all artists to stop the violence.

Continue reading Lil Scrappy Reacts To Slim Dunkin Murder, "All That Sucker Sh*t's Gotta Quit" [Video].

Young Jeezy Goes Hunting, "I'm Looking For The N*gga Who Leaked My Sh*t"

December 19, 2011 9:54 AM

A day away from his long-awaited Thug Motivation 103 album release, Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy has opened up about his LP and what really caused the delay.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Goes Hunting, "I'm Looking For The N*gga Who Leaked My Sh*t".

Wale & Meek Mill Follow The Boss' Lead

December 19, 2011 9:40 AM

Maybach Music Group's Wale and Meek Mill are taking after their boss, Rick Ross, by announcing plans to drop their own joint mixtape heading into 2012.

Continue reading Wale & Meek Mill Follow The Boss' Lead.

RZA Says Kanye West's Got All Of The Lights, "I've Never Seen That From A Rapper Before" [Video]

December 19, 2011 9:15 AM

Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA recently opened up about his relationship with Kanye West and how the Grammy-winning rapper/producer's determination and focus have elevated his career.

Continue reading RZA Says Kanye West's Got All Of The Lights, "I've Never Seen That From A Rapper Before" [Video].

Is Drake Suffering From Stage Fright + Why Is Jay-Z Dressed As Santa Claus?!? [Click Here & Speak]

December 19, 2011 7:32 AM

Drake has reached a level most artists only dream of: Stadium Status. The ability to sell out arena shows not only equals big bucks, but it also shows the large crowds your music has the power to attract. Sure, half of the people in the crowd of a Drake show may be too busy Facebook stalking that girl that got they still think about from high school to sing along with Drizzy, but the fact that they even dropped the money on the tickets has got to count for something, right?

Continue reading Is Drake Suffering From Stage Fright + Why Is Jay-Z Dressed As Santa Claus?!? [Click Here & Speak].

Photo of the Day: Diddy Shows Off His Ice Cold Ciroc Chain

December 19, 2011 12:02 AM

Bling Bling: Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy shows off his ice cold Ciroc chain.

Photo taken from Diddy's Twitter

"Absolutely Not. I Would Prefer Not To Date Anyone Else In The Music Industry"

December 18, 2011 8:24 PM

"Love & Hip Hop" cast member Emily B recently talked about season two coming to a close and why she believes ex-boyfriend Fabolous marks the last music industry romance she will ever have.

Continue reading "Absolutely Not. I Would Prefer Not To Date Anyone Else In The Music Industry".

Yung Joc's Studio Robbed At Gunpoint, "Just Thankful They Didn't Kill My People"

December 18, 2011 8:02 PM

Atlanta rapper Yung Joc has made weekend headlines after his Georgia recording studio was reportedly robbed at gunpoint and lost nearly $50,000 in valuables.

Continue reading Yung Joc's Studio Robbed At Gunpoint, "Just Thankful They Didn't Kill My People".

UPDATE: 2Pac's X-Rated Sex Tape Sold To Private Buyer

December 18, 2011 7:49 PM

After months of hype and speculation, the long rumored Tupac Shakur sextape has reportedly been sold to a private buyer.

Continue reading UPDATE: 2Pac's X-Rated Sex Tape Sold To Private Buyer.

Rapper Tops Drake Fanatic, Tattoos "Free Lil Boosie" On Head [Video]

December 18, 2011 10:17 AM

The unexpected popularity of tattooing artists' names on heads as signs of support has increased with rap newcomer named Mingo Baby inking "Free Lil Boosie" on the side of his face.

Continue reading Rapper Tops Drake Fanatic, Tattoos "Free Lil Boosie" On Head [Video].

"When I First Met Aaliyah, It's Time For The World To Hear This, I Was In Love W/ Her" [Video]

December 18, 2011 10:04 AM

Grammy-winning producer/rapper Timbaland opens up on his feelings toward Aaliyah, Justin Timberlake, marriage and other topics on the upcoming "True Hollywood Story: Timbaland" airing this week.

Continue reading "When I First Met Aaliyah, It's Time For The World To Hear This, I Was In Love W/ Her" [Video].

Famous Poet Erupts Over Common's N-Bombs, "I'm Surprised & Disappointed"

December 18, 2011 9:46 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Common may have found himself in one of the most lopsided beefs hip-hop has ever seen as renowned poet Dr. Maya Angelou is regretting having done a song with him over the usage of "nigga."

Continue reading Famous Poet Erupts Over Common's N-Bombs, "I'm Surprised & Disappointed".

Jay-Z Joins Beyonce's Pregnancy Diet, "Jay's Trying To Be Disciplined & He Needs The Energy To Support Her"

December 18, 2011 9:32 AM

Rap mogul Jay-Z is showing off his love for wife/singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter by reportedly joining her on a pregnancy-based vegan diet.

Continue reading Jay-Z Joins Beyonce's Pregnancy Diet, "Jay's Trying To Be Disciplined & He Needs The Energy To Support Her".

Kreayshawn Packs Debut W/ "Brazilian-Type Music To Indian Freestyle"

December 18, 2011 9:13 AM

West Coast rap newcomer Kreayshawn has hinted at what fans can expect from her forthcoming debut album, placing high emphasis on it containing a wide-range of sounds.

Continue reading Kreayshawn Packs Debut W/ "Brazilian-Type Music To Indian Freestyle".

Photo of the Day: Diggy Simmons Gets Chilled At The Beach

December 18, 2011 12:00 AM

Life's A Beach: Rap newcomer Diggy Simmons zones out in the sand.

Photo taken from Diggy Simmons' Twitter

"I Owe [Lil] Wayne A Lot For Putting Me On That Record"

December 17, 2011 7:43 PM

After the success of Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV reaching platinum status, former Bad Boy Records rapper Shyne has offered his reaction to contributing to Weezy's highly acclaimed LP.

Continue reading "I Owe [Lil] Wayne A Lot For Putting Me On That Record".

Waka Flocka Reacts To BSM Member's Murder, "Wish It Was Me, My F*cking Right Hand Is Gone"

December 17, 2011 7:29 PM

Less than 24 hours since the fatal shooting of Brick Squad Monopoly member Slim Dunkin, Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame has come forward with his emotional reaction to losing a close friend and business affiliate.

Continue reading Waka Flocka Reacts To BSM Member's Murder, "Wish It Was Me, My F*cking Right Hand Is Gone".

"He's In The Studio But I Also Know Family Is Very Important To DMX"

December 17, 2011 7:16 PM

Weeks after reports emerged online claiming DMX and estranged wife Tashera Simmons were hooking back up to give marriage a second shot through television network VH1, the rapper's publicist Domenick Nati tells SOHH "Celebrity Therapy" is a go.

Continue reading "He's In The Studio But I Also Know Family Is Very Important To DMX".

Ghostface Killah On Mother Of Hip-Hop's Passing, "She Was Very Intelligent & Smart" [Video]

December 17, 2011 7:02 PM

Months after the unexpected passing of music pioneer Sylvia Robinson, Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah has reflected on her death and just how powerful of an industry figure she really was.

Continue reading Ghostface Killah On Mother Of Hip-Hop's Passing, "She Was Very Intelligent & Smart" [Video].

Joe Budden Reveals Jay-Z's Industry Advice, "I Bumped Into Him At The Def Jam Offices..."

December 17, 2011 6:37 PM

Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden recently talked about his one-time rap nemesis Jay-Z offering him advice on how to control the hip-hop game and how vital it is to stay relevant in an ever-changing industry.

Continue reading Joe Budden Reveals Jay-Z's Industry Advice, "I Bumped Into Him At The Def Jam Offices...".

"It's Real Fortunate To Be Able To Have A 20 Year Career Run & Partner Up W/ The Most Powerful Record Company"

December 17, 2011 8:56 AM

Newly signed Cash Money Records' rapper Busta Rhymes has reflected on his new status on Birdman's roster, which includes Lil Wayne and Bow Wow, and called his situation nothing less than fortunate.

Continue reading "It's Real Fortunate To Be Able To Have A 20 Year Career Run & Partner Up W/ The Most Powerful Record Company".

Nas Claims He Wanted Dr. Dre & Kanye West To Be "Black Republicans"

December 17, 2011 8:43 AM

Rap veteran Nas recently reflected on the making of 2006's Hip Hop Is Dead album and why he initially envisioned getting super producers Dr. Dre and Kanye West behind "Black Republican."

Continue reading Nas Claims He Wanted Dr. Dre & Kanye West To Be "Black Republicans".

Kreayshawn Says No More Rick Ross-Type Beefs, "It Sucks Because Things Get Blown Out Of Proportion"

December 17, 2011 8:35 AM

West Coast rapper Kreayshawn recently reflected on her short-lived publicized feud with Rick Ross and said hip-hop fans can expect a more mature, anti-beef starting attitude from her moving forward.

Continue reading Kreayshawn Says No More Rick Ross-Type Beefs, "It Sucks Because Things Get Blown Out Of Proportion".

Lil Wayne Kicks & Pushes, Launches New Skateboarding Line

December 17, 2011 8:16 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is proving his love for skateboarding is real by launching a new clothing line gearted toward skaters next month.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Kicks & Pushes, Launches New Skateboarding Line.

BREAKING: Waka Flocka Flame's BSM Member Gunned Down

December 17, 2011 12:15 AM

Atlanta rapper Slim Dunkin, known for his Brick Squad Monopoly affiliation with Waka Flocka Flame, was reportedly gunned down Friday (December 16) in a Georgia recording studio.

Continue reading BREAKING: Waka Flocka Flame's BSM Member Gunned Down.

Photo of the Day: Kreayshawn & V-Nasty Fool Around In The Car

December 17, 2011 12:00 AM

Are We There Yet: West Coast rappers Kreayshawn & V-Nasty goof off in their whip.

Photo taken from Kreayshawn's Twitter

"His Voice Was Like The Nowaday Biggie [Smalls] Back Then" [Video]

December 16, 2011 6:05 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Ghostface Killah recently opened up on his thoughts surrounding 1990's rap veteran Chubb Rock and how the New York rapper's voice was comparable to late music icon, Notorious B.I.G.

Continue reading "His Voice Was Like The Nowaday Biggie [Smalls] Back Then" [Video].

Freddie Gibbs Admits Sneaking Weed By TSA, Lights Up Full Investigation

December 16, 2011 5:45 PM

Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs' bragging about creeping marijuana through the national Transportation Security Administration this week may cost an employee their job, as an investigation is currently underway.

Continue reading Freddie Gibbs Admits Sneaking Weed By TSA, Lights Up Full Investigation.

"50 Cent Is 'Our' CEO. We Report To Him & He's Fully Engaged"

December 16, 2011 5:40 PM

With 50 Cent's long-awaited SMS By 50 headphones finally in stores for the holidays, SOHH recently hit up SMS Audio President Brian Nohe to find out how big of an executive role Fif actually has at the company.

Continue reading "50 Cent Is 'Our' CEO. We Report To Him & He's Fully Engaged".

Jay-Z Went To Rikers Island, Says Shyne

December 16, 2011 4:47 PM

New York rapper Shyne has opened up on his label status after the departure of former Island Def Jam President L.A. Reid and revealed numerous Rikers Island jail visits from rap star Jay-Z during his 2001-2009 incarceration.

Continue reading Jay-Z Went To Rikers Island, Says Shyne.

Diggy Simmons Names Top 5 Hottest Albums Of 2011 [Video]

December 16, 2011 4:05 PM

As 2011 comes near a close, rap newcomer Diggy Simmons has named his Top 5 favorite albums over the year, ranging from projects by West Coast rapper Kendrick Lamar to R&B singer Beyonce.

Continue reading Diggy Simmons Names Top 5 Hottest Albums Of 2011 [Video].

"The Morning Before Notorious B.I.G. Died, He Was Sitting In My Office"

December 16, 2011 3:45 PM

[With his highly anticipated Guilty By Association book finally available for free download this week, author Damion "Damizza" Young opens up about what hip-hop heads can take away from the speculated tell-all.]

Continue reading "The Morning Before Notorious B.I.G. Died, He Was Sitting In My Office".

"The Reality Of It Is 70% Of Radio, I Promise You, Is Controlled By Young Money"

December 16, 2011 3:10 PM

With Busta Rhymes new "Why Stop Now" record continuing to hit airwaves and demand mainstream attention, SOHH decided to hit up the song's producer, Sham "Sak Pase" Joseph, to find out about his in-studio session with the rap veteran and his reaction to Bussa Buss teaming with Cash Money Records.

Continue reading "The Reality Of It Is 70% Of Radio, I Promise You, Is Controlled By Young Money".

Soulja Boy Tell Em Shows Us His "Promise"

December 16, 2011 1:50 PM

Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em is gearing up for the 2012 release of his upcoming Promise album and has now leaked the solo project's cover art.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Tell Em Shows Us His "Promise".

"LUGZ": "If You Really Want To Feel A Pat Of The Urban Culture, You Want These"

December 16, 2011 12:35 PM

[SOHH Special: In celebration of the winter holiday shopping season, SOHH is celebrating weeklong, featuring "5 Reasons Why You Should Buy" on the hottest must-have products to stuff your stockings with. Today, LUGZ Marketing Director Rashaun Smith gives you his Top 5 reasons to style up with the iconic urban fashion brand.]

Continue reading "LUGZ": "If You Really Want To Feel A Pat Of The Urban Culture, You Want These".

Cash Money, G-Unit & Bad Boy's Team Rosters Expand, Drake's Tattoo Head Fanatic Swallows The Comp, 50 Cent's Crew Takes Over

December 16, 2011 12:35 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we take a look at the latest additions to Cash Money, G-Unit, Bad Boy and more, find out more on Drake's tattoo fanatic, acknowledge 50 Cent's crew taking over the past week and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Cash Money, G-Unit & Bad Boy's Team Rosters Expand, Drake's Tattoo Head Fanatic Swallows The Comp, 50 Cent's Crew Takes Over.

Shyne Explains Anti-Rap Remarks, "I Can't Really Listen To A Dude Talk About All This Gun Toting..."

December 16, 2011 12:25 PM

After former Bad Boy Records artist Shyne raised eyebrows this week for saying he does not want to be viewed as a rapper, he has now come forward to clarify his statements.

Continue reading Shyne Explains Anti-Rap Remarks, "I Can't Really Listen To A Dude Talk About All This Gun Toting...".

Cam'ron Denies Interscope/Dipset Deal, "Right Now, Just Vado Is Signed" [Video]

December 16, 2011 12:05 PM

After past confirmation from Dipset's Juelz Santana regarding a Dipset/Interscope Records deal getting green lighted, Cam'ron now claims there are still offers on the table.

Continue reading Cam'ron Denies Interscope/Dipset Deal, "Right Now, Just Vado Is Signed" [Video].

"Even Ray Charles Could See What Was Happening Over At Cash Money"

December 16, 2011 10:02 AM

Newly signed Cash Money Records rapper Mystikal has opened up on his decision to ink with rap executive Birdman's ever-growing label and his interactions with Lil Wayne.

Continue reading "Even Ray Charles Could See What Was Happening Over At Cash Money".

Young Jeezy Responds To 'TM103' Leaks, "Real N*ggas Ride W/ Real N*ggas" [Video]

December 16, 2011 9:48 AM

Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy has become the latest victim to album leaks with his Thug Motivation 103 spreading online, however, the "Snowman" says he is not stressing out.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Responds To 'TM103' Leaks, "Real N*ggas Ride W/ Real N*ggas" [Video].

Do You Co-Sign MTV's 2011 Pick For Prince of Rap + Bria Myles' A** Got Even Bigger?!? [Check the Pics & Speak]

December 16, 2011 12:05 AM

So I was at the crib chillin' when I get a phone call from my homeboy Mozizz. Dude was heated because MTV skipped over his favorite new MC, Freddie Gibbs, as the top new rap artist of the past year.

Continue reading Do You Co-Sign MTV's 2011 Pick For Prince of Rap + Bria Myles' A** Got Even Bigger?!? [Check the Pics & Speak].

Photo of the Day: Busta Rhymes Ready To Take On The World

December 16, 2011 12:03 AM

Key To The City: Cash Money Records' Busta Rhymes experiences a moment of clarity.

Photo taken from Busta Rhymes' Twitter

"[Xzibit] Is One Of Those Artists You Don't Wanna See Give Up Hip-Hop"

December 16, 2011 12:00 AM

[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name their Top 5 rappers of all-time. To make things tricky, we've created a "Hall of Fame" of emcees (see right) who are universally respected and therefore may not be mentioned. After hip-hop photographer Dirty Souf Yankee flashed her faves, paparazzo Garry "Prophecy" Sun unloads his top five picks]

Continue reading "[Xzibit] Is One Of Those Artists You Don't Wanna See Give Up Hip-Hop".

Jay-Z On Overseeing Roc Nation, "Running A Label Is A Bit Like Having Kids"

December 15, 2011 11:44 PM

While Jay-Z is still expecting his first child with wife Beyonce Knowles-Carter in the near future, Young Hov has compared running his Roc Nation label to being a parent.

Continue reading Jay-Z On Overseeing Roc Nation, "Running A Label Is A Bit Like Having Kids".

"That's My Family No Matter What [&] Kanye Is My Brother For Good

December 15, 2011 11:26 PM

Chicago rapper Common has cleared the air on his new The Dreamer, The Believer album hitting store shelves next week through Warner Music Group, not G.O.O.D. Music, despite a close bond with Kanye West.

Continue reading "That's My Family No Matter What [&] Kanye Is My Brother For Good.

Rick Ross Soaks In Paradise, "Wrote An Album Worth Of Material There"

December 15, 2011 11:02 PM

Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross may have fans waiting into next year for his God Forgives, I Don't solo album, however, the "Boss" has now announced plans to put together a new mixtape.

Continue reading Rick Ross Soaks In Paradise, "Wrote An Album Worth Of Material There".

RZA Hints At Wu Wear Revival, "I Have Some New Ideas About How To Dress Skinny Guys"

December 15, 2011 8:55 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's RZA has hinted at plans to possibly invade the retail fashion world once again with a revival of Wu Wear heading into 2012.

Continue reading RZA Hints At Wu Wear Revival, "I Have Some New Ideas About How To Dress Skinny Guys".

Nas Reveals Whether Or Not He & Jay-Z Talk About 'Ether'

December 15, 2011 5:50 PM

Ten years after the release of his platinum-selling Stillmatic album, rap veteran Nas now reflects on the LP's hard-hitting Jay-Z diss track, "Ether."

Continue reading Nas Reveals Whether Or Not He & Jay-Z Talk About 'Ether'.

French Montana Says Fans, Not Diddy, Dictate His Smash Hits

December 15, 2011 4:05 PM

Newly signed Bad Boy Records rapper French Montana may have music mogul Diddy as a boss these days but he claims the fans are responsible for choosing his club bangers.

Continue reading French Montana Says Fans, Not Diddy, Dictate His Smash Hits.

"I Think He's A Special Talent Like A Busta Rhymes Or A Drake Or A [Lil] Wayne"

December 15, 2011 1:35 PM

After making headlines for signing quick-tongued rapper Mystikal to Cash Money Records this week, the company's head honcho Birdman has opened up about bringing a hometown hero to his label.

Continue reading "I Think He's A Special Talent Like A Busta Rhymes Or A Drake Or A [Lil] Wayne".

"RZA's World App": "RZA's Sharing Things That Have Never Been Seen Before"

December 15, 2011 12:20 PM

[SOHH Special: In celebration of the winter holiday shopping season, SOHH is celebrating weeklong, featuring "5 Reasons Why You Should Buy" on the hottest must-have products to stuff your stockings with. Today, COO of Charisma Apps Stephen Gluck gives you his Top 5 reasons to cop the new RZA's World App.]

Continue reading "RZA's World App": "RZA's Sharing Things That Have Never Been Seen Before".

Joe Budden Pencils In Slaughterhouse's Shady Records Debut [Video]

December 15, 2011 12:00 PM

New Jersey rapper Joe Budden provided fans with an update on the long-awaited Slaughterhouse sophomore album this week, stating that it could arrive as soon early as spring 2012.

Continue reading Joe Budden Pencils In Slaughterhouse's Shady Records Debut [Video].

"Kanye [West] Was Eating Kim [Kardashian] Up Like She Was A Piece Of Cake"

December 15, 2011 9:56 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West is once again caught up in dating rumors with reality star Kim Kardashian after reportedly being spotted together at a Los Angeles event this week.

Continue reading "Kanye [West] Was Eating Kim [Kardashian] Up Like She Was A Piece Of Cake".

Young Jeezy Names His Top 5 Favorite Rappers [Video]

December 15, 2011 9:43 AM

Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy may be known to put on for his city but recently he put out his top five all-time favorite rappers including late music mogul 2Pac and even himself.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Names His Top 5 Favorite Rappers [Video].

G-Unit's Paris On Competing W/ Lady MCs, "There's Only One Girl In The Game" [Audio]

December 15, 2011 9:26 AM

Just a week after 50 Cent officially announced the induction of female rapper Paris to G-Unit, the Southside Jamaica Queens lady emcee has opened up about taking on the rap game.

Continue reading G-Unit's Paris On Competing W/ Lady MCs, "There's Only One Girl In The Game" [Audio].

"[Lil] Kim Is My Friend & I Love & Respect Nicki [Minaj]" [Video]

December 15, 2011 9:13 AM

While tensions have died down between rappers Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim as of late, R&B veteran Mary J. Blige recently expressed her feelings on the two lady emcees needing to squash their problems.

Continue reading "[Lil] Kim Is My Friend & I Love & Respect Nicki [Minaj]" [Video].

Chris Brown Puts In "Slight" Work, Gets Ready To Shoot Wale & Big Sean

December 15, 2011 8:55 AM

R&B singer Chris Brown is set to prove he is more than your average crooner by revealing plans to direct an upcoming Wale and Big Sean music video.

Continue reading Chris Brown Puts In "Slight" Work, Gets Ready To Shoot Wale & Big Sean.

GOOD Music? Common Leaks His Album & Did Joe Budden Hold His Own On ESPN? [Click Here & Speak]

December 15, 2011 12:05 AM

Common is back. That's right. His new album, The Dreamer/The Believer lands in stores next week -- but wait, Com has decided to put the entire album on YouTube. What gives?

Continue reading GOOD Music? Common Leaks His Album & Did Joe Budden Hold His Own On ESPN? [Click Here & Speak].

Photo of the Day: Big Sean Gets Real Fan Love

December 15, 2011 12:00 AM

Dance, Dance, Dance: G.O.O.D. Music's Big Sean spreads his famous swag around.

Photo taken from Big Sean's Twitter

"He Can Be Grimey If He Wants [Or] He Can Talk To The Ladies [When] He Wants"

December 15, 2011 12:00 AM

[Hip-Hop Hooray: With Naughty By Nature celebrating 20 years of going strong this week, SOHH's featuring group members naming the most underrated emcees in hip-hop. After Treach gave Freddie Fox the title earlier this week, DJ Kay Gee crowns Common SOHH Underrated.]

Continue reading "He Can Be Grimey If He Wants [Or] He Can Talk To The Ladies [When] He Wants".

"I Don't Even Want To Be A Rapper. I Don't Listen To That Music"

December 14, 2011 10:41 PM

Former Bad Boy Records' artist Shyne has opened up about how he views himself within the music industry and why he refuses to be considered an ordinary rapper.

Continue reading "I Don't Even Want To Be A Rapper. I Don't Listen To That Music".

Wiz Khalifa Helps Amber Rose Say No To Butts, "I'm Taking This Really Seriously"

December 14, 2011 5:55 PM

Video vixen Amber Rose is looking to keep her beauty and health in great shape by kicking a smoking habit with a little help from boyfriend/rapper Wiz Khalifa.

Continue reading Wiz Khalifa Helps Amber Rose Say No To Butts, "I'm Taking This Really Seriously".

Michael Jackson's Doctor Goes Broke, Can't Afford Lawyer

December 14, 2011 5:05 PM

Weeks after making headlines for receiving a four year jail sentence for involuntary manslaughter of pop icon Michael Jackson, Dr. Conrad Murray has reportedly asked for a court-appointed lawyer due to financial woes.

Continue reading Michael Jackson's Doctor Goes Broke, Can't Afford Lawyer.

"I'm Influenced By [Them] As Much As Ghostface Killah"

December 14, 2011 4:40 PM

While television heads may know actor Donald Glover for his role on NBC's "Community" series, hip-hop fanatics may be shocked to find out the thespian-turned-rapper is heavily influenced by one of Shaolin's finest.

Continue reading "I'm Influenced By [Them] As Much As Ghostface Killah".

Don Trip On 'N*ggas In Paris' Vs. 'Step Brothers' Samples, "I Thought It Was More Than A Coincidence"

December 14, 2011 4:05 PM

While Jay-Z and Kanye West continue to gain fame off their Will Ferrell-sampled "N*ggas In Paris" anthem, SOHH decided to hit up rap newcomer Don Trip about capturing the comedian/ actor's voice and 2008 Step Brothers flick for a mixtape released last summer.

Continue reading Don Trip On 'N*ggas In Paris' Vs. 'Step Brothers' Samples, "I Thought It Was More Than A Coincidence".

"Culo" Photographer On Snapping Nicole Scherzinger's Buff Booty, "We Wanted [Her] To Feel Natural..."

December 14, 2011 1:00 PM

With rap mogul Diddy and Interscope Chairman Jimmy Iovine's new, eye-catching Culo book in stores for the holidays, SOHH reached out to photographer Raphael Mazzucco to find out how they managed to get music stars like Nicole Scherzinger and Fergie to bare their bums on camera.

Continue reading "Culo" Photographer On Snapping Nicole Scherzinger's Buff Booty, "We Wanted [Her] To Feel Natural...".

Linday Lohan Keeps Lips Sealed On 'Playboy' Nude Spread, Nixes "Ellen" Tell-All Interview

December 14, 2011 12:40 PM

Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan may be breaking more than just 50 Cent's heart this week after deciding to nix an "Ellen DeGeneres Show" interview where she would have opened up about her new nude Playboy photo spread for the first time.

Continue reading Linday Lohan Keeps Lips Sealed On 'Playboy' Nude Spread, Nixes "Ellen" Tell-All Interview.

Amy Winehouse Roars Loud, Drake Takes Top 10, T-Pain & Robin Thicke Invade The Chart

December 14, 2011 12:25 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, late singer Amy Winehouse gets fierce at No. 5, Drake falls to Top 10 plus T-Pain and Robin Thicke invade the chart.

Continue reading Amy Winehouse Roars Loud, Drake Takes Top 10, T-Pain & Robin Thicke Invade The Chart.

Gucci Mane's Six-Month Jail Sentence Sliced In Half, Rep Explains Why

December 14, 2011 12:05 PM

Days after Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane made headlines for an earlier-than-expected jail release, his representative has come forward to explain why he is currently a free man.

Continue reading Gucci Mane's Six-Month Jail Sentence Sliced In Half, Rep Explains Why.

"SMS Audio": "It's More Than Just 50 Cent's Headphones"

December 14, 2011 12:00 PM

[SOHH Special: In celebration of the winter holiday shopping season, SOHH is celebrating weeklong, featuring "5 Reasons Why You Should Buy" on the hottest must-have products to stuff your stockings with. Today, SMS Audio President Brian Nohe gives you his Top 5 reasons to purchase 50 Cent's newest headphones.]

Continue reading "SMS Audio": "It's More Than Just 50 Cent's Headphones".

Charli Baltimore Gets Strapped, Loads Up "Machine Gun" [Video]

December 14, 2011 11:40 AM

Former Murder Inc. rapper Charli Baltimore is back on the scene and has revealed plans to put out a solo debut album in early 2012.

Continue reading Charli Baltimore Gets Strapped, Loads Up "Machine Gun" [Video].

Jay-Z On His 'Star': "I Think He's Already Won 'Best New Artist' To Me"

December 14, 2011 11:25 AM

Rap mogul Jay-Z recently gave his reaction to Roc Nation protege J. Cole earning a Grammy nomination and said the North Carolina-bred emcee is a top pick for "Best New Artist."

Continue reading Jay-Z On His 'Star': "I Think He's Already Won 'Best New Artist' To Me".

MC Hammer Addresses $700K Tax Debt Reports

December 14, 2011 9:56 AM

Rap veteran MC Hammer has responded to this week's reports claiming he is experiencing financial woes and owes over $700,000 in taxes.

Continue reading MC Hammer Addresses $700K Tax Debt Reports.

Listen to Mystikal's 1st Cash Money Track F/ Lil Wayne + Why Is Waka Dissing Wiz Khalifa? [Click Here & Speak]

December 14, 2011 9:23 AM

Somewhere, the ever-itchy hands of Cash Money kingpin Birdman are rubbing themselves into a fury with thoughts of all the money to be made over the next year or so. After the YMCMB imprint dropped top-selling albums from Lil Wayne and Drake in 2011, the team recruited Busta Rhymes (who killed the feature game this year) and now, recently freed Louisiana rapper Mystikal.

Continue reading Listen to Mystikal's 1st Cash Money Track F/ Lil Wayne + Why Is Waka Dissing Wiz Khalifa? [Click Here & Speak].

Lil Wayne's 'I Am Still Music' Tour Banks $47 Mil, "Critics Have Claimed Hip Hop Tours Would Never Be Successful"

December 14, 2011 8:54 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is proving he is more than just a platinum-selling artist as new reports show his I Am Still Music tour made nearly $50 million since kicking off last spring.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's 'I Am Still Music' Tour Banks $47 Mil, "Critics Have Claimed Hip Hop Tours Would Never Be Successful".

Photo of the Day: Spark Dawg Looks At The Man In The Mirror

December 14, 2011 12:02 AM

Look At Me Now: Rap newcomer Spark Dawg stares down the man in the mirror.

Check out Spark Dawg break down "Open Letter To A$AP Rocky" in Singled Out.

"I F*ck With Redman. I F*ck With Redman A Lot!"

December 14, 2011 12:00 AM

Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name their Top 5 rappers of all-time. To make things tricky, we've created a "Hall of Fame" of emcees (see right) who are universally respected and therefore may not be mentioned. After The Away Team gave us a look at their fave picks, hip-hop photographer Dirty Souf Yankee flashes her top five.]

Continue reading "I F*ck With Redman. I F*ck With Redman A Lot!" .

Tony Yayo Calls Beyonce & Nicki Minaj So Seductive, Names 20 Hottest Women

December 13, 2011 11:40 PM

G-Unit's Tony Yayo is showing signs of his "So Seductive" mid-2000's days by unleashing a personalized Top 20 list of the hottest celebrity women.

Continue reading Tony Yayo Calls Beyonce & Nicki Minaj So Seductive, Names 20 Hottest Women.

"If I Can't Say The N-Word, Then Nobody Should Say It"

December 13, 2011 10:05 PM

White Girl Mob's V-Nasty has continued to defend her past usage of the controversial term, "nigga," and said the word should be off limits to people of all races.

Continue reading "If I Can't Say The N-Word, Then Nobody Should Say It".

Birdman Announces Dangerous Cash Money Member, "We Have A Long History Together"

December 13, 2011 5:35 PM

Cash Money Records' Birdman continues to expand his music empire just weeks after inking rap veteran Busta Rhymes by adding fellow New Orleans rapper Mystikal to their roster.

Continue reading Birdman Announces Dangerous Cash Money Member, "We Have A Long History Together".

Matisyahu Snips Trademark Beard, "No More Chassidic Reggae Superstar"

December 13, 2011 4:30 PM

Jewish reggae rapper Matisyahu has gotten a head start on making changes for the new year by shaving away his iconic, thick beard this week.

Continue reading Matisyahu Snips Trademark Beard, "No More Chassidic Reggae Superstar".

"Anthem Inc": "There's Not Too Many Groups That Have Been In The Game Like We Have & Still Have A Following"

December 13, 2011 4:15 PM

[With today's release of Naughty By Nature's Anthem Inc., the iconic group gives you their Top 5 reasons to cop the 20th anniversary celebratory album.]

Continue reading "Anthem Inc": "There's Not Too Many Groups That Have Been In The Game Like We Have & Still Have A Following".

"A$AP [Rocky] Is Actually From New York But He's Rappin' As If He's A Texas Artist"

December 13, 2011 3:25 PM

[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the record. After Atlanta artist Roscoe Dash explains why his parties always lead to a "Good Good Night", Texas rapper Spark Dawg tells us why he chose to address one of Harlem's up-and-coming spitters.]

Continue reading "A$AP [Rocky] Is Actually From New York But He's Rappin' As If He's A Texas Artist".

50 Cent's Interscope Issues Self Destruct, "These People Are Gonna Make Me Kill One Of Them"

December 13, 2011 1:35 PM

G-Unit general 50 Cent's Interscope Records issues appear to be far from over, as he hopped on Twitter this week to publicly lash out against the renowned music label.

Continue reading 50 Cent's Interscope Issues Self Destruct, "These People Are Gonna Make Me Kill One Of Them".

Gucci Mane & V-Nasty, "BAYTL"

December 13, 2011 12:35 PM

In a year stock-full of highly-anticipated collaboration albums, Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane and Bay Area rapper V-Nasty have joined forces to give the world something no one asked for: A bi-regional disc aptly titled BAYTL.

Continue reading Gucci Mane & V-Nasty, "BAYTL".

Nas & DJ Premier Collabo Album Still In The Works [Video]

December 13, 2011 12:35 PM

Rap fans hoping for a reunion between hip-hop veterans Nas and DJ Premier have reason to smile as the pioneer deejay has confirmed plans to release a collaborative effort alongside the Queens lyricist.

Continue reading Nas & DJ Premier Collabo Album Still In The Works [Video].

Gucci Mane Defends Getting Nasty, "A Lot Of People Were Surprised"

December 13, 2011 12:10 PM

With their new Baytl joint album in stores today, Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane has defended his decision to hook-up with Bay Area's V-Nasty to record a full-length project.

Continue reading Gucci Mane Defends Getting Nasty, "A Lot Of People Were Surprised".

"Reebok Blasts": "Meek Mill & Chris Brown Have These Shoes"

December 13, 2011 12:00 PM

[SOHH Special: In honor of the winter holiday shopping season, SOHH is celebrating weeklong, featuring "5 Reasons Why You Should Buy" on the hottest must-have products to stuff your stockings with. Today, Reebok VP Todd Kinsky gives you his Top 5 reasons to slip into a new pair of Reebok Blast sneakers.]

Continue reading "Reebok Blasts": "Meek Mill & Chris Brown Have These Shoes".

Flo Rida Spins Right Round DUI Case, Strikes Deal

December 13, 2011 11:25 AM

Rapper Flo Rida has reportedly struck a deal with prosecutors to avoid serving any jail time or community service after getting arrested on for driving under the influence last June.

Continue reading Flo Rida Spins Right Round DUI Case, Strikes Deal.

T.I. Gets Ready To "F*ck Da City Up" On New Year's, "When Da Ball Drop, We Drop!!!!"

December 13, 2011 10:00 AM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. is looking to treat fans to some free music heading into 2012 by announcing plans to drop a new mixtape, F*ck Da City Up, on New Year's Day.

Continue reading T.I. Gets Ready To "F*ck Da City Up" On New Year's, "When Da Ball Drop, We Drop!!!!".

Waka Flocka Flame Disses Wiz Khalifa, "[He] Ain't Got No Swag" [Video]

December 13, 2011 9:29 AM

Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame has declared his issues with hip-hop artists hyping their way to hip-hop's mainstream level and publicly called out Pittsburgh rap star Wiz Khalifa.

Continue reading Waka Flocka Flame Disses Wiz Khalifa, "[He] Ain't Got No Swag" [Video].

Should David Banner Fire Back At V-Nasty's Diss? [Click Here & Speak]

December 13, 2011 12:05 AM

The game's f*cked up: R&B singers threatening to have rapper's raped, young MC's disrespecting the vets while wearing flesh-tight jeggings, cats letting Twitter beef evolve into real-life homicides and finally, artist's making a name off of controversy to the point that you've never really heard their music, just their exploits.

Continue reading Should David Banner Fire Back At V-Nasty's Diss? [Click Here & Speak].

"I've Been A Fan Of Kane Beatz Since He's Been Working W/ Lupe Fiasco & Lil Wayne"

December 13, 2011 12:05 AM

[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the record. After West Coast rap veteran Ras Kass diffuses his "Holes In The Ozone" banger, Atlanta artist Roscoe Dash explains why his parties always lead to a "Good Good Night".]

Continue reading "I've Been A Fan Of Kane Beatz Since He's Been Working W/ Lupe Fiasco & Lil Wayne".

French Montana's Bad Boy Move Really Blows

December 13, 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 crown for a whole week. Who run it?

Continue reading French Montana's Bad Boy Move Really Blows.

Photo of the Day: French Montana's Bad Boy Move Really Blows

December 13, 2011 12:00 AM

Take That, Take That: Bad Boy Records' French Montana stays strapped.

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

"He Scares A Lot Of People Into Not Even Listening To Him"

December 13, 2011 12:00 AM

[Hip-Hop Hooray: With Naughty By Nature celebrating 20 years of going strong this week, SOHH's featuring group members naming the most underrated emcees in hip-hop. After lady emcee Nitty Scott MC gave Lord Finesse the title last week, Treach crowns Freddie Foxxx SOHH Underrated.]

Continue reading "He Scares A Lot Of People Into Not Even Listening To Him".

Gucci Mane Freed From Behind Bars, "This Is The Last Time I Think I'll Ever Be In Jail"

December 12, 2011 11:55 PM

Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane is reportedly a free man these days with reports claiming a recent stint behind bars came to an end Sunday (December 11).

Continue reading Gucci Mane Freed From Behind Bars, "This Is The Last Time I Think I'll Ever Be In Jail".

"It Was Like, 'D*mn, This Is My Worst Selling Album Since 'I'm Serious''"

December 12, 2011 11:46 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. may be a platinum-selling artist but the "King of the South" recently reflected on the lackluster performance of last year's No Mercy album and his determination to get back on top.

Continue reading "It Was Like, 'D*mn, This Is My Worst Selling Album Since 'I'm Serious''".

Amber Rose Whips Her Hair Back, Goes Undercover In ATL

December 12, 2011 6:30 PM

Video vixen Amber Rose may be known for making a shaved head the hot trend over the past few years but the Philadelphia blonde bombshell was caught sporting a long, dark wig this past weekend.

Continue reading Amber Rose Whips Her Hair Back, Goes Undercover In ATL.

"We Emphasized His Sky-Walking Ability On The Cover"

December 12, 2011 5:30 PM

[With their new David Thompson album finally on store shelves, Kooley High's Charlie Smarts and DJ Digitz break down the science behind the project's eye-catching cover art.]

Continue reading "We Emphasized His Sky-Walking Ability On The Cover".

50 Cent Wants To Peep Lindsay Lohan's Nude Playboy Spread, "I'll Check It Out"

December 12, 2011 4:29 PM

Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan may have found a new supporter in G-Unit general 50 Cent as he has announced plans to check out her new Playboy magazine photo spread.

Continue reading 50 Cent Wants To Peep Lindsay Lohan's Nude Playboy Spread, "I'll Check It Out".

T.I. Bows To Nicki Minaj's Fierceness, "Nicki's On Fire Now. She's A Monster, Literally"

December 12, 2011 4:05 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has shared his opinion of female hip-hop phenom Nicki Minaj and refused to referee her past dispute with Brooklyn rap veteran Lil Kim.

Continue reading T.I. Bows To Nicki Minaj's Fierceness, "Nicki's On Fire Now. She's A Monster, Literally".

Asher Roth On The White MC Invasion, "We Want To Keep Pushing Forward"

December 12, 2011 3:00 PM

In light of many Causcasian rap artists like Kreayshan, Mac Miller and Machine Gun Kelly making their way to the rap forefront as of late, Pennsylvania rapper Asher Roth offers his take on the hype.

Continue reading Asher Roth On The White MC Invasion, "We Want To Keep Pushing Forward".

"I Kind Of Got Beef'd Out After The Third One"

December 12, 2011 2:35 PM

[As hip-hop feuds continue to plague the rap game (the latest courtesy of Canibus dissing J. Cole), Beef director Peter Spirer reflects on his trend-setting series and if a fifth installment is in the works.]

Continue reading "I Kind Of Got Beef'd Out After The Third One".

Don Says Fame's Created An Everyday Trip, "I Don't Think I Spend 24 Hours In The Same Place"

December 12, 2011 1:15 PM

With the new "Letter to My Son" record invading radio waves across the nation, SOHH decided to reach out to Memphis rapper Don Trip to find out how he has taken in the sudden fame.

Continue reading Don Says Fame's Created An Everyday Trip, "I Don't Think I Spend 24 Hours In The Same Place".

"Culo": "Many Of The Pictures In Here Are Influences From Diddy & Jimmy Iovine"

December 12, 2011 12:00 PM

[SOHH Special: In honor of the winter holiday shopping season, SOHH is celebrating  weeklong, featuring "5 Reasons Why You Should Buy" on the hottest must-have products to stuff your stockings with. Today, famous photographer Raphael Mazzucco gives you his Top 5 reasons to get a grasp on the new Diddy/Jimmy Iovine-approved Culo by Mazzucco coffee table book.]

Continue reading "Culo": "Many Of The Pictures In Here Are Influences From Diddy & Jimmy Iovine".

MC Hammer Tells Uncle Sam He Can't Touch This, Owes $700K

December 12, 2011 11:45 AM

1990's hip-hop icon MC Hammer is making headlines this week as new reports claim he owes the government over $700,000 in taxes.

Continue reading MC Hammer Tells Uncle Sam He Can't Touch This, Owes $700K.

"Every Song On Here Is About Things That Can Get Me In Trouble"

December 12, 2011 11:25 AM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has opened up about his new Trouble Man solo album gearing up to hit stores in early 2012 and what state of mind he had during the recording process.

Continue reading "Every Song On Here Is About Things That Can Get Me In Trouble".

UPDATE: Canibus Apologizes For J. Cole Disses, "Hip-Hop Has Spoken Up Loud & Clear" [Video]

December 12, 2011 9:51 AM

Hours after driving the Internet nuts with a viral attack toward rap newcomer J. Cole, hip-hop veteran Canibus has come forward and apologized for going at the Roc Nation protege.

Continue reading UPDATE: Canibus Apologizes For J. Cole Disses, "Hip-Hop Has Spoken Up Loud & Clear" [Video].

Conscious Daughters Rapper Found Dead, "I Am Sick Over The Loss Of My Sister"

December 12, 2011 9:31 AM

Just weeks after the tragic passing of hip-hop icon Heavy D, Conscious Daughters' rapper Special One reportedly passed away over the weekend.

Continue reading Conscious Daughters Rapper Found Dead, "I Am Sick Over The Loss Of My Sister".

Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj Make Billboards, Named 2011's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artists

December 12, 2011 12:05 AM

Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne and Young Money sidekick Nicki Minaj's hard work throughout 2011 paid off as both artists have been named in Billboard's Top Hip-Hop Artists of the Year list.

Continue reading Lil Wayne & Nicki Minaj Make Billboards, Named 2011's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Artists.

Did Lil' Wayne Really Get Into A Fistfight + Should Jay-Z End 'Blueprint' Series? [Click Here & Speak]

December 12, 2011 12:05 AM

Non-violence, non-violence. You hate to hear about a rapper getting caught up in some bullsh*t, especially overseas. Which is why the recent rumor that Lil' Wayne slappin' up some cat out in Africa is as random as it is unfortunate. Dah well. Here's the story:

Continue reading Did Lil' Wayne Really Get Into A Fistfight + Should Jay-Z End 'Blueprint' Series? [Click Here & Speak].

Photo of the Day: Curren$y & Wiz Khalifa Kick Back

December 12, 2011 12:00 AM

Jet Gang: Jet Life's Curren$y and Taylor Gang's Wiz Khalifa hit the smoking section.

Photo taken from Wiz Khalifa's Twitter

Mac Dre Murder Case Gets New Lead, Informant Comes Forward

December 11, 2011 10:33 PM

With the number of unsolved famous hip-hop murder cases nearing double digits with 2Pac and the late Notorious B.I.G., new reports claim an informant is ready to come forward and identify someone responsible for late rapper Mac Dre's 2004 death.

Continue reading Mac Dre Murder Case Gets New Lead, Informant Comes Forward.

50 Cent Co-Signs Jay-Z & Kanye West's 'Throne' LP, "I Learned To Like Some Of Those Songs Now" [Audio]

December 11, 2011 8:01 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently gave his opinion on Jay-Z and Kanye West's platinum-selling Watch the Throne album and admitted the project's records have now grown on him.

Continue reading 50 Cent Co-Signs Jay-Z & Kanye West's 'Throne' LP, "I Learned To Like Some Of Those Songs Now" [Audio].

Canibus Airs Out J. Cole, "He Speaks About Me Like I Am Dead" [Audio]

December 11, 2011 7:42 PM

New York rapper Canibus has returned to making hip-hop headlines over the weekend by dropping a new diss record and open letter directly targeting Roc Nation protege J. Cole.

Continue reading Canibus Airs Out J. Cole, "He Speaks About Me Like I Am Dead" [Audio].

Gucci Mane Avoids Baby Mama Drama, Forks Over $$$

December 11, 2011 7:24 PM

Atlanta rapper Gucci Mane has reportedly avoided a long, drawn out child support battle with an ex-girlfriend by coming to terms to a monthly payment agreement.

Continue reading Gucci Mane Avoids Baby Mama Drama, Forks Over $$$.

"This Dumba** Got The Name Of The Softest Motherf*cker In Hip-Hop Tattooed On Her Forehead"

December 11, 2011 11:30 AM

Days after a Los Angeles woman tattooed Young Money star Drake's name onto her forehead, the man responsible for the ink job has stepped forward to explain how it went down.

Continue reading "This Dumba** Got The Name Of The Softest Motherf*cker In Hip-Hop Tattooed On Her Forehead".

50 Cent Addresses Slim The Mobster Jabs, "I'll Have A Conversation W/ Dre Before I Jump The Gun" [Audio]

December 11, 2011 11:19 AM

After Dr. Dre protege Slim the Mobster recently said he felt 50 Cent lost touch with his street record-making ability, the G-Unit leader has stepped forward to reveal taking heed to the remarks.

Continue reading 50 Cent Addresses Slim The Mobster Jabs, "I'll Have A Conversation W/ Dre Before I Jump The Gun" [Audio].

G-Unit's Precious Paris Speaks, "Looking Forward To Adding A Lil Spice to The Game"

December 11, 2011 11:04 AM

Newly signed G-Unit artist Precious Paris has hopped back onto Twitter after nearly a two-year hiatus and promised fans she is here for the long haul.

Continue reading G-Unit's Precious Paris Speaks, "Looking Forward To Adding A Lil Spice to The Game".

"I Don't Have A Timeline Anymore. I'm Doing The Dr. Dre. I'm Doing What Eminem Does" [Audio]

December 11, 2011 10:46 AM

G-Unit general 50 Cent is calling his own shots these days and said rather than rushing out a new project prematurely, he has decided to follow in the footsteps as rap stars like Dr. Dre and Eminem.

Continue reading "I Don't Have A Timeline Anymore. I'm Doing The Dr. Dre. I'm Doing What Eminem Does" [Audio].

Saigon Says He's Ready To Just Blaze, "History Will Be Made Again"

December 11, 2011 10:27 AM

Brooklyn rapper Saigon has announced plans to link back up with super producer Just Blaze for a new record, One Foot in the Grave, slated to hit stores in late January.

Continue reading Saigon Says He's Ready To Just Blaze, "History Will Be Made Again".

Photo of the Day: AZ & Nas Hit The Studio

December 11, 2011 12:00 AM

The Flyest: Rap veterans AZ and Nas kick it in the studio.

Photo taken from Nas' Twitter

Nas Says Life's Still Good, "I'm Getting My Music Ready & Working On It Constantly"

December 10, 2011 7:58 PM

Although talk of a new Nas solo album, Life is Good, has died down in recent months, God's Son recently promised the project would drop in 2012.

Continue reading Nas Says Life's Still Good, "I'm Getting My Music Ready & Working On It Constantly".

"I Don't Like To Compete Against My Own Crew, Meaning, Hip-Hop"

December 10, 2011 7:43 PM

As more hip-hop artists venture into the audio electronics game as seen with 50 Cent and Ludacris, Wu-Tang Clan's RZA recently defended the launch of his own headphone line.

Continue reading "I Don't Like To Compete Against My Own Crew, Meaning, Hip-Hop".

Willow Smith Drops To Her "Knees & Elbows" W/ Roc Nation Debut

December 10, 2011 7:27 PM

Roc Nation protege Willow Smith's new solo album debut title has been unveiled and will look to get fans moving their Knees and Elbows come spring 2012.

Continue reading Willow Smith Drops To Her "Knees & Elbows" W/ Roc Nation Debut.

Diddy Maps Out Bad Boy Takeover, "We're Keeping Our Foots On Their Necks. No Mercy" [Video]

December 10, 2011 7:12 PM

With the ink from French Montana's Bad Boy Records signing still drying, the company's fashionable CEO Diddy has laid out plans to put out new releases from Red Cafe, Machine Gun Kelly and other acts entering 2012.

Continue reading Diddy Maps Out Bad Boy Takeover, "We're Keeping Our Foots On Their Necks. No Mercy" [Video].

50 Cent's Crew Is The Future, "I'm Introducing The New Regime. Not G-Unit But Ryder Gang"

December 10, 2011 6:46 PM

With rap star 50 Cent's new The Big 10 mixtape finally circulating online, the G-Unit general has shared his thoughts on what he hopes fans gain from the project and what the future holds for his brand.

Continue reading 50 Cent's Crew Is The Future, "I'm Introducing The New Regime. Not G-Unit But Ryder Gang".

Jay-Z Promises To Ignite Carnegie Hall W/ "N*ggas In Paris" Anthem

December 10, 2011 12:20 PM

With Jay-Z becoming the first solo hip-hop artist to headline New York City's prestigious Carnegie Hall venue in February, Young Hov promises to deliver his "N*ggas In Paris" Watch the Throne hit single at the two-day concert series.

Continue reading Jay-Z Promises To Ignite Carnegie Hall W/ "N*ggas In Paris" Anthem.

G-Unit's 40 Glocc Arrested Over Domestic Dispute, "[I] Could Not Speak Or Breathe"

December 10, 2011 12:09 PM

G-Unit's 40 Glocc is making headlines this weekend after reportedly getting arrested in Las Vegas more than two months ago over a domestic dispute with his girlfriend.

Continue reading G-Unit's 40 Glocc Arrested Over Domestic Dispute, "[I] Could Not Speak Or Breathe".

Lindsay Lohan's Nude Playboy Pics Leak, Forces Early Release

December 10, 2011 11:58 AM

Days after Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan's much talked about Playboy cover leaked online, the blonde bombshell has suffered even more exposure as her entire nude spread is now circulating across the Internet.

Continue reading Lindsay Lohan's Nude Playboy Pics Leak, Forces Early Release.

Young Jeezy Loses His Motivation, Discontinues "Thug" Series

December 10, 2011 11:44 AM

Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy has announced after the release of this month's Thug Motivation 103 solo album, he will put a stop to the popular series which kicked off six years ago.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Loses His Motivation, Discontinues "Thug" Series.

Ja Rule Delivers More Pain, "PIL2" Tracklisting Unveiled

December 10, 2011 11:17 AM

Fans anticipating incarcerated rapper Ja Rule's delayed Pain Is Love 2 album have reason to get excited as its tracklisting has now landed online.

Continue reading Ja Rule Delivers More Pain, "PIL2" Tracklisting Unveiled.

Photo of the Day: Wale Searches For His Ambition

December 10, 2011 12:00 AM

The Breeze: Maybach Music Group's Wale searches for his ambition.

Photo taken from Wale's Twitter

Drake Catches Heat For Trying To Put On For His City

December 9, 2011 11:44 PM

Young Money star Drake may represent for his Toronto hometown on records but a new billboard for his Take Care sophomore album has drawn negative reactions from Canadian officials.

Continue reading Drake Catches Heat For Trying To Put On For His City.

"Deadest Rapper Alive" Author Speaks, "I Desire The Best For The Fans, Genre & Lil Wayne"

December 9, 2011 5:25 PM

After raising eyebrows with the new release of his Deadest Rapper Alive: The Rise of Lil Wayne and the Fall of Urban Youth, author Pastor Jomo K. Johnson hit up SOHH to shed light on the text's content.

Continue reading "Deadest Rapper Alive" Author Speaks, "I Desire The Best For The Fans, Genre & Lil Wayne".

Jay-Z Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is, "I Wouldn't Mind Paying More Taxes If It Went To..." [Video]

December 9, 2011 4:53 PM

Forbes Cash King Jay-Z recently shared his reaction to the current Occupy Wall Street movement in his hometown and admitted despite a wealthy status, he would take a tax hit if it meant good things would be a result.

Continue reading Jay-Z Puts His Money Where His Mouth Is, "I Wouldn't Mind Paying More Taxes If It Went To..." [Video].

French Montana On Kanye West, Jay-Z & Rick Ross Record Deal Offers, "[Puffy] Outbid Everybody"

December 9, 2011 4:20 PM

Hours after announcing his official induction into the Bad Boy Records family, New York rapper French Montana confirmed speculation suggesting Kanye West, Jay-Z and Rick Ross were in talks to sign him to their respective labels.

Continue reading French Montana On Kanye West, Jay-Z & Rick Ross Record Deal Offers, "[Puffy] Outbid Everybody".

"I Think The Hip-Hop Crowd Really Celebrates Healthy Looking Women I Find Naturally Organic & Raw"

December 9, 2011 4:05 PM

With hip-hop's fascination with women's backsides ranging from Amber Rose to Nicki Minaj, SOHH reached out to Culo photographer Raphael Mazzucco for his take on the butt craze.

Continue reading "I Think The Hip-Hop Crowd Really Celebrates Healthy Looking Women I Find Naturally Organic & Raw".

Diddy Addresses Bad Boy Critics, "When An Artist Was Signed W/ Us, They Had Their Most Earnings & Success..."

December 9, 2011 4:00 PM

With music mogul Diddy's Bad Boy Records adding rapper French Montana to its already growing roster this week, the company's CEO has clarified criticism and explained how impactful his company has been over the past two decades.

Continue reading Diddy Addresses Bad Boy Critics, "When An Artist Was Signed W/ Us, They Had Their Most Earnings & Success...".

"STEEZ": "They're Built To Help Dancers Whether You're Starting Out Or A Professional Dancing For The NBA"

December 9, 2011 2:45 PM

[With people stressing out over the winter holiday shopping season, Pioneer marketing head Ryan Simpson gives you his Top 5 reasons to get up and shake your body with their STEEZ boomboxes.]

Continue reading "STEEZ": "They're Built To Help Dancers Whether You're Starting Out Or A Professional Dancing For The NBA".

2 Chainz Dips At NY Set, "I Got Jim Jones To Shoot & Direct The Video"

December 9, 2011 2:05 PM

Atlanta rapper 2 Chainz recently talked about his independent hustle and how much of an edge he has over his hip-hop competition.

Continue reading 2 Chainz Dips At NY Set, "I Got Jim Jones To Shoot & Direct The Video".

50 Cent Keeps His Word, Drops "BIG" Project

December 9, 2011 12:56 PM

Today, G-Unit general 50 Cent kept his word by unleashing his new The Big 10 mixtape featuring guest appearances from G-Unit's Kidd Kidd, Tony Yayo and more.

Continue reading 50 Cent Keeps His Word, Drops "BIG" Project.

Lil Wayne's Satanic Horns Exposed, G-Unit's Top 5 Worst Signings, 50 Cent Does It Real Big

December 9, 2011 12:10 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we try to figure out how demented and satanic Lil Wayne "really" is, look at quite possibly the Top 5 worst G-Unit acquisitions to date, give props to 50 Cent for being on every outlet this past seven days and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading Lil Wayne's Satanic Horns Exposed, G-Unit's Top 5 Worst Signings, 50 Cent Does It Real Big.

"I Made This Beat For Kanye West, Thinking, 'Man I'm Gonna Get On The MBDTF Album'

December 9, 2011 12:05 PM

As hip-hop phenom Kanye West continues to rack up accolades for his lyrics and production, Kidz In The Hall rapper Double-O spoke to SOHH about creating a beat for the Chi-town spitter that was never used.

Continue reading "I Made This Beat For Kanye West, Thinking, 'Man I'm Gonna Get On The MBDTF Album'.

Kris Humphries Breaks Silence On Kim Kardashian Break-Up [Video]

December 9, 2011 11:35 AM

NBA player Kris Humphries has finally broken his silence on his publicized split with estranged wife Kim Kardashian and what the future holds for him.

Continue reading Kris Humphries Breaks Silence On Kim Kardashian Break-Up [Video].

"[Justin Bieber] Wants To Sing & He Wants A Big Booty Girl"

December 9, 2011 10:19 AM

"A Milli" producer Bangladesh recently discussed kicking it with teenage pop sensation Justin Bieber and just how big of a hip-hop head the 17 year-old star really is.

Continue reading "[Justin Bieber] Wants To Sing & He Wants A Big Booty Girl".

Nas Explains Disinterest In Rushing Music-Making Process [Video]

December 9, 2011 9:48 AM

New York rap veteran Nas recently reflected on his relationship with the late Amy Winehouse and how her disinterest in rushing out new records reflected his own style.

Continue reading Nas Explains Disinterest In Rushing Music-Making Process [Video].

Jay-Z Ready To Rock The 'Throne' Again, Hints At "Blueprint 3" Follow-Up

December 9, 2011 9:02 AM

Rap mogul Jay-Z is giving fans reasons to get excited about a new year by hinting at plans to not only make a follow-up to his platinum Watch the Throne joint album but release a solo effort come 2012.

Continue reading Jay-Z Ready To Rock The 'Throne' Again, Hints At "Blueprint 3" Follow-Up.

Chris Tucker Says Yes To 'Friday 4' You Checkin' For It? + Reality Star Draya Sheds Clothes In Mag

December 9, 2011 8:34 AM

The Friday film series has almost become The Godfather of black hip hop comedies. Rumored to be written during a smoke session at Snoop Dogg's house nearly two decades ago, the original has stood the test of time while its sequels have gone on to earn a few laughs along the way as well.

Continue reading Chris Tucker Says Yes To 'Friday 4' You Checkin' For It? + Reality Star Draya Sheds Clothes In Mag.

"The Way He Attacks Mics, Yo, That's My Sh*t!"

December 9, 2011 12:15 AM

Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name their Top 5 rappers of all-time. To make things tricky, we've created a "Hall of Fame" of emcees (see right) who are universally respected and therefore may not be mentioned. After the Kidz in the Hall dropped their Top 5, NC duo The Away Team gave us a look at their fave picks.

Continue reading "The Way He Attacks Mics, Yo, That's My Sh*t!" .

Photo of the Day: Red Cafe Chills W/ Machine Gun Kelly & Waka Flocka Flame

December 9, 2011 12:14 AM

Three's Company: Red Cafe kicks it with Machine Gun Kelly and Waka Flocka Flame.

Be sure to check out Red Cafe unfold "Fly" in Singled Out!

French Montana Turns Down Rick Ross & Kanye West Label Offers, "Why Would I Take My Talent To South Beach?"

December 8, 2011 11:33 PM

New York rapper French Montana has turned down reported offers from Kanye West, Jay-Z, Rick Ross and others to join forces with hip-hop mogul Diddy's Bad Boy Records.

Continue reading French Montana Turns Down Rick Ross & Kanye West Label Offers, "Why Would I Take My Talent To South Beach?".

Jay-Z Set To Make Hip-Hop History, First Solo Rapper To Headline Iconic NYC Venue

December 8, 2011 6:10 PM

Hip-hop mogul Jay-Z is reportedly making more history this week as new reports claim he will become the first rapper to headline renowned New York City showroom Carnegie Hall next year.

Continue reading Jay-Z Set To Make Hip-Hop History, First Solo Rapper To Headline Iconic NYC Venue.

Kanye West, Jay-Z & Frank Ocean Land Album Of The Year Honors In TIME & Rolling Stone

December 8, 2011 5:50 PM

Grammy-winning rap duo Jay-Z and Kanye West along with music newcomer Frank Ocean have landed spots on renowned publications TIME and Rolling Stone's respective Top 10 albums of 2011 lists.

Continue reading Kanye West, Jay-Z & Frank Ocean Land Album Of The Year Honors In TIME & Rolling Stone.

Rick Ross' Emergency Medical Kit Exposed, "[It's] Just In Case The Seizures Strike Again"

December 8, 2011 5:03 PM

Maybach Music Group leader Rick Ross is taking precautions after experiencing two seizures this fall and is now reportedly traveling with an emergency medical kit.

Continue reading Rick Ross' Emergency Medical Kit Exposed, "[It's] Just In Case The Seizures Strike Again".

50 Cent Shakes The Weight, Announces "Formula 50" Fitness Project

December 8, 2011 4:25 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent has unveiled plans to put out a book solely focused on health and fitness titled Formula 50: A 6-Week Total Body Transformation Plan.

Continue reading 50 Cent Shakes The Weight, Announces "Formula 50" Fitness Project.

Mac Miller Cheeses W/ Overnight Success, "Pulled Out 200 Stacks, And Got Two Buses..."

December 8, 2011 3:45 PM

Pittsburgh rap newcomer Mac Miller opens up about tasting instant fame and how much his life has changed over the past 12 months in the new issue XXL Magazine.

Continue reading Mac Miller Cheeses W/ Overnight Success, "Pulled Out 200 Stacks, And Got Two Buses...".

Lil Kim Says The 'Price' Is Right, Tell-All Back In Works [Video]

December 8, 2011 3:20 PM

Brooklyn rapper Lil Kim has finally provided an update on her delayed The Price of Loyalty autobiography and said there are also plans to put her life story on the big screen.

Continue reading Lil Kim Says The 'Price' Is Right, Tell-All Back In Works [Video].

Nicki Minaj Locks Lips W/ Female Pop Icon, "It Felt Soooo Good. Sooo Soft!!!"

December 8, 2011 12:10 PM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj is still gushing over getting to meet pop icon Madonna face-to-face and unexpectedly receiving a smooch on the lips from the music diva this week.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Locks Lips W/ Female Pop Icon, "It Felt Soooo Good. Sooo Soft!!!".

"In Music, It's Made More Sense For Record Companies To Keep Artists In Debt"

December 8, 2011 10:02 AM

With high profile hip-hop artists making monthly headlines for run-ins with the law due to financial woes, Atlanta's Killer Mike has offered some insight on the connection between rappers and debt.

Continue reading "In Music, It's Made More Sense For Record Companies To Keep Artists In Debt".

Young Jeezy On Rick Ross Feud, "After The Album Come Out, We Could Get Into That"

December 8, 2011 9:52 AM

Shortly after Atlanta's Young Jeezy told fans they could retire hopes of seeing him engage in a rap battle with fellow Def Jam labelmate Rick Ross, the "Snowman" now claims following this month's release of his new Thug Motivation 103 LP, he is game for anything.

Continue reading Young Jeezy On Rick Ross Feud, "After The Album Come Out, We Could Get Into That".

Amy Winehouse, T-Pain, The Roots & Robin Thicke's First-Week Sales Projections Revealed

December 8, 2011 9:43 AM

Late Grammy-winning singer Amy Winehouse, T-Pain, The Roots and Robin Thicke are all expected to have their new albums debut on the Top 50 chart next week based on one-day estimates.

Continue reading Amy Winehouse, T-Pain, The Roots & Robin Thicke's First-Week Sales Projections Revealed.

50 Cent Expands G-Unit Roster, "I've Got A New Female Artist I Signed To G-Unit Records" [Video]

December 8, 2011 9:26 AM

G-Unit's 50 Cent continues to expand his artist roster by announcing the new acquisition of female hip-hop artist Paris, who now joins the likes of a team already consisting of Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo, Kidd Kidd, Shawty Lo, DJ Pauly D and more.

Continue reading 50 Cent Expands G-Unit Roster, "I've Got A New Female Artist I Signed To G-Unit Records" [Video].

B.G. Follows "No Snitching" Street Code, Pleads Guilty In Felony Gun Case

December 8, 2011 9:06 AM

Former Hot Boys member B.G. has reportedly turned down any sort of plea agreement in a gun possession case dating back two years ago and now faces time behind bars.

Continue reading B.G. Follows "No Snitching" Street Code, Pleads Guilty In Felony Gun Case.

2012 XXL Freshmen List Allegedly Leaks + 3 Cheers For Mumia? [Click Here & Speak]

December 8, 2011 12:05 AM

The Annual XXL Freshman class list has become a right of passage for many MC's: Getting shine from one of the genre's most popular magazines can help your career propel from mixtape scrambler to legitimate artist.

Continue reading 2012 XXL Freshmen List Allegedly Leaks + 3 Cheers For Mumia? [Click Here & Speak].

"The Joint That He Did On 'The Chronic' Is Really Dope"

December 8, 2011 12:05 AM

[Return To The Boom Bap: With Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five getting Grammy Hall of Fame love as of late, SOHH's featuring entertainment personalities naming the most underrated emcees from hip-hop's Golden Era. After renowned painter Justin Bua gave Melle Mel the title last week, lady emcee Nitty Scott MC now crowns Lord Finesse as SOHH Underrated.]

Continue reading "The Joint That He Did On 'The Chronic' Is Really Dope".

Photo of the Day: Ras Kass Chills In The Club

December 8, 2011 12:00 AM

Luv In This Club: West Coast rapper Ras Kass kicks it with Kat Graham and Doc Hollywood.

Be sure to check out Ras Kass analyze "Holes In The Ozone" in his Singled Out feature!

Nicki Minaj & Willow Smith Scorching, Heat Up "Fireball" Music Video

December 7, 2011 11:39 PM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj and Roc Nation protege Willow Smith's much-talked about "Fireball" music video finally premiered Wednesday (December 7) on BET's "106 & Park" show.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj & Willow Smith Scorching, Heat Up "Fireball" Music Video.

Lindsay Lohan's 'Playboy' Cover Shot Prematurely Comes, Leaks Online

December 7, 2011 10:55 PM

Hollywood actress Lindsay Lohan, who has garnered past support from hip-hop artists like Lil Kim and 50 Cent, has fallen victim to online hackers as her new Playboy cover leaked this week.

Continue reading Lindsay Lohan's 'Playboy' Cover Shot Prematurely Comes, Leaks Online.

Wiz Khalifa On Juicing Up Taylor Gang, "He's Gonna Be Here Forever"

December 7, 2011 10:00 PM

Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa has confirmed the hype surrounding Three 6 Mafia's Juicy J heading east and signing a deal with his Taylor Gang record label.

Continue reading Wiz Khalifa On Juicing Up Taylor Gang, "He's Gonna Be Here Forever".

The Clipse's Malice Reveals Battle W/ Depression [Video]

December 7, 2011 6:00 PM

The Clipse's Malice recently talked about his gravitation to God in recent years and why experiencing a state of depression ultimately changed his attitude toward life.

Continue reading The Clipse's Malice Reveals Battle W/ Depression [Video].

Jay-Z Makes Ludacris & Lil Wayne Respect The Throne, Breaks Billboard Record

December 7, 2011 5:45 PM

Rap mogul Jay-Z has earned the right to proclaim himself the leading hip-hop artist with the most achieved Billboard Top 10 hit records with his new "N*ggas In Paris" single.

Continue reading Jay-Z Makes Ludacris & Lil Wayne Respect The Throne, Breaks Billboard Record.

Red Cafe Puffs Out Diddy Haters, "A Lot Of The Bad Talk Mainly Come From Artists That Had Succes W/ Puff..."

December 7, 2011 5:00 PM

Brooklyn rapper Red Cafe has opened up about his relationship with Diddy and how he handles the critics who feel he may have made a bad career move by signing with Bad Boy Records a couple years ago.

Continue reading Red Cafe Puffs Out Diddy Haters, "A Lot Of The Bad Talk Mainly Come From Artists That Had Succes W/ Puff...".

Freekey Zekey On Dipset W/O A Nicki Minaj, "We Had A Female But She Came W/ Problems"

December 7, 2011 4:40 PM

As Young Money star Nicki Minaj continues to blossom as a strong force within hip-hop, SOHH recently reached out to Dipset's Freekey Zekey to find out the reason why the Harlem crew failed to groom a female star of their own.

Continue reading Freekey Zekey On Dipset W/O A Nicki Minaj, "We Had A Female But She Came W/ Problems".

"I've Loved 50 Cent's Honesty From Day One"

December 7, 2011 3:30 PM

[As 50 Cent's G-Unit empire continues to expand with G-Note Records and by signing DJ Pauly D, Run-DMC's DMC reflects on his fellow Queens resident's rise to fame.]

Continue reading "I've Loved 50 Cent's Honesty From Day One".

Hip-Hop Motivator Avoids Philadelphia Death Penalty, Granted Life Sentence

December 7, 2011 1:05 PM

Former Black Panther activist Mumia Abu-Jamal, who has often been referred to in hip-hop songs by Nas, Jay-Z and Tupac Shakur, will reportedly avoid the death penalty for fatally shooting a white police in the 1980's.

Continue reading Hip-Hop Motivator Avoids Philadelphia Death Penalty, Granted Life Sentence.

Drake Takes The Pack, Rihanna Talks & Walks Outside Top 5, Trey Songz Invades The Chart

December 7, 2011 12:40 PM

In this week's Sales Wrap, Drake leads the competition at No. 4, Rihanna falls outside of Top 5 and Trey Songz invades the chart.

Continue reading Drake Takes The Pack, Rihanna Talks & Walks Outside Top 5, Trey Songz Invades The Chart.

"I Don't Want Amber Rose To Feel Like We Used Her Picture To Make Fun Of Her"

December 7, 2011 12:20 PM

A Florida club promoter has stepped forward to clear the air on gossip and speculation claiming a photo of video vixen Amber Rose rocking a headwrap was used to maliciously taunt her.

Continue reading "I Don't Want Amber Rose To Feel Like We Used Her Picture To Make Fun Of Her".

Young Jeezy Says He Helped 'Put On' President Obama But "The Hand Wasn't Extended" [Video]

December 7, 2011 11:37 AM

With President Barack Obama gearing up for next year's presidential election, Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy admits he feels the head of state has yet to acknowledge his 2008 "My President Is Black" campaign.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Says He Helped 'Put On' President Obama But "The Hand Wasn't Extended" [Video].

Soulja Boy Accuses Ex-Manager Of Cranking That Contract, "Soulja's Just B*tching Because He Didn't Read The Fine Print"

December 7, 2011 11:15 AM

Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em continues to remain in music headlines as new reports claim he has sued a former manager for reportedly taking advantage of him at the start of his career.

Continue reading Soulja Boy Accuses Ex-Manager Of Cranking That Contract, "Soulja's Just B*tching Because He Didn't Read The Fine Print".

Lil Wayne's "T-Wayne" Album Likely Shelved For Good, Says T-Pain [Video]

December 7, 2011 9:41 AM

Fans hoping to finally get their hands on a full length Lil Wayne and T-Pain T-Wayne album may want to shield their eyes as the auto-tune star now claims the project is shelved.

Continue reading Lil Wayne's "T-Wayne" Album Likely Shelved For Good, Says T-Pain [Video].

Webbie Responds To Rocsi Diaz's Sexual Harassment Accusations [Audio]

December 7, 2011 9:23 AM

Louisiana rapper Webbie has responded to recent sexual harassment accusations made by BET's "106 & Park" co-host Rocsi Diaz weeks after he was banned from the weekday television show.

Continue reading Webbie Responds To Rocsi Diaz's Sexual Harassment Accusations [Audio].

Drake's Ex-Stripper Boo Leaks Racy Pics + Did Jay-Z Diss Slain Activist? [Click Here & Speak]

December 7, 2011 8:04 AM

"I arrived on the day Fred Hampton died/Uh, real n****s just multiply."

This line has upset Fred Hampton Jr., the son of the slain Black Panther leader. Man, at this point, it seems like the only person that Jay-Z can talk about without fear of repercussion is himself.

Continue reading Drake's Ex-Stripper Boo Leaks Racy Pics + Did Jay-Z Diss Slain Activist? [Click Here & Speak].

"He Is Like The Tim Duncan, Puts Up Stats But Goes Overlooked"

December 7, 2011 12:15 AM

Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name their Top 5 rappers of all-time. To make things tricky, we've created a "Hall of Fame" of emcees (see right) who are universally respected and therefore may not be mentioned. This week, the Kidz in the Hall drop off their combined list of Top 5 spitters.

Continue reading "He Is Like The Tim Duncan, Puts Up Stats But Goes Overlooked".

Photo of the Day: Slim Thug Gets Love In The Club

December 7, 2011 12:00 AM

It's A Party, It's A Party: Houston's Slim Thug quenches his thirst in the club.

Be sure to check out Slim Thug break down the new "Houston" anthem in his Singled Out!

"The Holes In The Ozone Is Pretty Much The State Of Hip-Hop"

December 6, 2011 10:00 PM

[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the record. After Slim Thug put on for his city with the new "Houston" anthem, West Coast rap veteran Ras Kass diffuses his "Holes In The Ozone" banger.]

Continue reading "The Holes In The Ozone Is Pretty Much The State Of Hip-Hop" .

Raekwon Says It's Wu-Tang Forever, "We Got Something Lined Up. I Can't Speak On It Yet Because..."

December 6, 2011 9:45 PM

New York rapper Raekwon has unveiled plans to do something special for next year's 20th anniversary of his Wu-Tang Clan's formation but refused to spoil the surprise.

Continue reading Raekwon Says It's Wu-Tang Forever, "We Got Something Lined Up. I Can't Speak On It Yet Because...".

"Some People Had Negative Things To Say, [Comparing] Me To J. Cole..."

December 6, 2011 5:05 PM

[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the record. After Bad Boy spitter Red Cafe explains why he chose to get "Fly", young rhymer Gliffics gives listeners something to think about.]

Continue reading "Some People Had Negative Things To Say, [Comparing] Me To J. Cole...".

Mariah Carey's Ex-Lover Speaks Out, "Sweetheart, Are You Afraid I Might Say Someting That'd End Your Career?"

December 6, 2011 4:50 PM

After years of hype and speculation surrounding a rumored tell-all book exposing his love affair with R&B diva Mariah Carey, hip-hop producer Damion "Damizza" Young has hit up SOHH to explain what fans can really expect upon its release next week.

Continue reading Mariah Carey's Ex-Lover Speaks Out, "Sweetheart, Are You Afraid I Might Say Someting That'd End Your Career?".

50 Cent Says Newest G-Unit Signing Is Mixture Of "DJ Khaled Or A DJ Drama"

December 6, 2011 4:30 PM

G-Unit general 50 Cent has opened up on his new DJ Pauly D signing and why he sees the "Jersey Shore" reality show star being a cross between DJ Khaled and DJ Drama.

Continue reading 50 Cent Says Newest G-Unit Signing Is Mixture Of "DJ Khaled Or A DJ Drama".

Fred Hampton Jr. Fires Back At Jay-Z, Lashes At 'Murder To Excellence' Reference

December 6, 2011 4:20 PM

The son of late African American activist Fred Hampton, Fred Hampton, Jr., has lashed back at rap mogul Jay-Z for making a reference to his slain father on the new Watch the Throne album.

Continue reading Fred Hampton Jr. Fires Back At Jay-Z, Lashes At 'Murder To Excellence' Reference.

"David Thompson": "F*ck All That Buffoonery Rap W/ People Coming Out Doing Stupid Sh*t"

December 6, 2011 3:55 PM

[With the new release of their highly-anticipated David Thompson LP in stores today, Kooley High's Charlie Smarts and DJ Ill Digitz give you their Top 5 reasons why this is a must-have album.]

Continue reading "David Thompson": "F*ck All That Buffoonery Rap W/ People Coming Out Doing Stupid Sh*t".

A Tribe Called Quest & Black Sheep Members Unite, Co-Sign Occupy Wall Street Movement [Video]

December 6, 2011 1:50 PM

Renowned A Tribe Called Quest and Black Sheep group members Jarobi and Dres have united to join the current Occupy Wall Street movement, dropping their new music video in support of the protest entitled, "P.T.I.".

Continue reading A Tribe Called Quest & Black Sheep Members Unite, Co-Sign Occupy Wall Street Movement [Video].

The Roots, "Undun"

December 6, 2011 1:32 PM

The Roots have returned to tell a story of the life and times of fictional character Redford Stevens, a fictional man viewing life in deadly hindsight.

Continue reading The Roots, "Undun".

McDonald's DJ Flavor: "I Gave 'Hard Knock Life' To Jay-Z"

December 6, 2011 1:20 PM

[As the winter season approaches, SOHH has teamed with McDonald's to heat things up in a four-part series highlighting all-star deejays throughout the United States, dishing on how they put on for their city. After Atlanta's DJ Drama gave us a taste of ATL flavor, New York's legendary Kid Capri reflects on his Bronx-bred legacy.]

Continue reading McDonald's DJ Flavor: "I Gave 'Hard Knock Life' To Jay-Z" .

T.I. Keeps His Akoo Swag Turned On, "I'm So Laid Back, Classic & Just Old School W/ My Sh*t"

December 6, 2011 1:15 PM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. recently opened up about his Akoo Clothing brand and how much of an executive role he plays in the line's latest designs.

Continue reading T.I. Keeps His Akoo Swag Turned On, "I'm So Laid Back, Classic & Just Old School W/ My Sh*t".

"Hip-Hop Is No Longer Just About Having A Dance Step To Your Music"

December 6, 2011 12:40 PM

With the New York rap scene bubbling once again with new music from vets like Jay-Z, Nas as well as from newcomers like A$AP Rocky, SOHH recently hit up Ruff Ryders affiliate Drag-On for his take on the overall state of music.

Continue reading "Hip-Hop Is No Longer Just About Having A Dance Step To Your Music".

"I Called Rick Ross And Said, 'I Need You To Go Ahead And Be A Part Of This Record...'"

December 6, 2011 11:45 AM

[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the record. After Slim Thug broke down how he recruited Paul Wall & Chamillionaire to put on for "Houston", Bad Boy spitter Red Cafe explains why he chose to get "Fly".]

Continue reading "I Called Rick Ross And Said, 'I Need You To Go Ahead And Be A Part Of This Record...'" .

50 Cent Admits Wanting 'Lean Back' Anthem, "And You Know Me & Fat Joe Don't Get Along"

December 6, 2011 11:20 AM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent opens up about his musical tastes and admits he wished rap nemesis Fat Joe's "Lean Back" was his own record in the new issue of XXL Magazine.

Continue reading 50 Cent Admits Wanting 'Lean Back' Anthem, "And You Know Me & Fat Joe Don't Get Along".

Olivia Referees Kimbella/Chrissy Lampkin Fight, "I Tried To Stop Her"

December 6, 2011 9:35 AM

Although the "Love & Hip Hop" season premiere was weeks ago, the much talked about fight between video vixen Kimbella and cast member Chrissy Lampkin continues to get analyzed with R&B singer Olivia Longott offering her take on the physical altercation.

Continue reading Olivia Referees Kimbella/Chrissy Lampkin Fight, "I Tried To Stop Her".

Young Buck Joins Rick Ross' Team, "I'm Working On A Mixtape On Behalf Of Maybach Music" [Video]

December 6, 2011 9:10 AM

Former G-Unit member Young Buck has joined forces with 50 Cent's nemesis Rick Ross by announcing plans to drop a new project through the "Boss'" Maybach Music Group.

Continue reading Young Buck Joins Rick Ross' Team, "I'm Working On A Mixtape On Behalf Of Maybach Music" [Video].

"He's Mine, Not Yours": "When You Look At Kim Kardashian...It's So Easy For Them To Give Up""

December 6, 2011 12:30 AM

[With the release of He's Mine, Not Yours in stores today, BET's The Game's own Gabrielle Dennis, gives you her Top 5 reasons why you should add this romantic comedy to your DVD collection.]

Continue reading "He's Mine, Not Yours": "When You Look At Kim Kardashian...It's So Easy For Them To Give Up"".

Lawsuit Back: Did Kanye West Steal His Grammy-Winning Song From This Guy? [Listen To The Audio & Speak]

December 6, 2011 12:05 AM

This is becoming the lawsuit that will never end: It seems Vincent Peters will not rest until he gets what he feels is owed to him in a case where he claims rap icon Kanye West stole his song and repackaged it as the Grammy-award winning hit, "Stronger."

Continue reading Lawsuit Back: Did Kanye West Steal His Grammy-Winning Song From This Guy? [Listen To The Audio & Speak].

Beyonce Whispers Sweet Nothings To Jay-Z Or "Oh Baby, Oh Baby, Oh Baby?"

December 6, 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 crown for a whole week. Who run it?

Continue reading Beyonce Whispers Sweet Nothings To Jay-Z Or "Oh Baby, Oh Baby, Oh Baby?".

"We Put The Beat Together & Stole The Sample From Fox's Football Intro"

December 6, 2011 12:05 AM

[SOHH highlights a hot single each week and offers a unique look at the record. After New Jersey MC Hasan Salaam explained the power of music via his "Musical Chairs" track last week, Texas rapper Slim Thug puts on for his city with the new "Houston" anthem.]

Continue reading "We Put The Beat Together & Stole The Sample From Fox's Football Intro".

"He Had A Booming, Thunderous, Zeus-Like Voice That'd Just Hit & Take You Over"

December 6, 2011 12:05 AM

[Return To The Boom Bap: With Grandmaster Flash & Furious Five getting Grammy Hall of Fame love as of late, SOHH's featuring entertainment personalities naming the most underrated emcees from hip-hop's Golden Era. After reggae star Shaggy gave Assassin the title last week, renowned painter Justin Bua crowns Melle Mel SOHH Underrated.]

Continue reading "He Had A Booming, Thunderous, Zeus-Like Voice That'd Just Hit & Take You Over" .

Photo of the Day: Beyonce Tells Jay-Z A Secret

December 6, 2011 12:00 AM

The Whisper Song: Mother-to-be Beyonce tells her husband/rapper Jay-Z a secret.

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

DJ Pauly D Credits 50 Cent's Grind For Solidifying G-Unit Deal [Video]

December 5, 2011 10:29 PM

Days after 50 Cent offiically inked "Jersey Shore" reality show cast member DJ Pauly D to G-Unit, the freshly signed artist has confirmed his newest power move.

Continue reading DJ Pauly D Credits 50 Cent's Grind For Solidifying G-Unit Deal [Video].

Waka Flocka Gets Targeted In New 'Muppets' Flick, "Are The Filmmakers Trying To Diss...?"

December 5, 2011 10:08 PM

Atlanta rapper Waka Flocka Flame is known for getting his rap alias from children's cartoon "The Muppet Babies" but the new Muppets big screen flick may have reportedly taken a shot at the rap star.

Continue reading Waka Flocka Gets Targeted In New 'Muppets' Flick, "Are The Filmmakers Trying To Diss...?".

T.I. Recalls Unexpected Swift Phone Call, "I Was Pleasantly Surprised & Confused"

December 5, 2011 6:46 PM

After country star Taylor Swift shocked fans during a recent Atlanta concert by bringing out their hometown hero, Grand Hustle leader T.I. explains how his surprise on-stage appearance came together.

Continue reading T.I. Recalls Unexpected Swift Phone Call, "I Was Pleasantly Surprised & Confused".

50 Cent Says Let Dr. Dre Breathe, "You Could Go Away & Still Be Interesting Enough..."

December 5, 2011 5:06 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent details his close-knit relationship with renowned producer Dr. Dre and explained why the Doc should not feel pressured to drop new records on a set schedule in the new XXL Magazine.

Continue reading 50 Cent Says Let Dr. Dre Breathe, "You Could Go Away & Still Be Interesting Enough...".

Erykah Badu & Cee-Lo Green Blown Away By The Chef

December 5, 2011 4:43 PM

Wu-Tang Clan's Raekwon recently updated fans on the status of an upcoming C.R.E.A.M biopic centered on his life story and how his gritty script blew away co-stars/singers Erykah Badu and Cee-Lo Green.

Continue reading Erykah Badu & Cee-Lo Green Blown Away By The Chef.

Slim Thug Wants That Old Stacks Back, "I Used To Like Kat Stacks In The Way She'd Trick A Motherf*cker"

December 5, 2011 2:05 PM

With just over a year having passed since celebrity groupie Kat Stacks was placed behind bars supposedly on deportation charges, SOHH reached out to Houston's Slim Thug to see if he still has a friendly bond with every rapper's worst nightmare.

Continue reading Slim Thug Wants That Old Stacks Back, "I Used To Like Kat Stacks In The Way She'd Trick A Motherf*cker".

Lil Wayne Is Turning Into Me, Says 50 Cent

December 5, 2011 1:40 PM

G-Unit leader 50 Cent gives his opinion of rap star Lil Wayne and why the Young Money leader will soon be forced to endure similar problems he has encountered with fame in the latest issue of XXL Magazine.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Is Turning Into Me, Says 50 Cent.

Jay-Z Gets Some Daddy Tips From Bobby Digital, "The True Marriage Is The Sperm & The Egg"

December 5, 2011 1:05 PM

With Jay-Z and Beyonce on the cusp of parenthood, Wu-Tang Clan's RZA has offered some fatherly advice for Hov.

Continue reading Jay-Z Gets Some Daddy Tips From Bobby Digital, "The True Marriage Is The Sperm & The Egg".

"The More Disses & The More Tyler, The Creator Brings It Up, The More Kids Are Going To Research It"

December 5, 2011 12:40 PM

[With Odd Future continuing to invade the mainstream and sway away from its initial gory raps, horrorcore Gravediggaz member Prince Paul gives his take on the crew's frontman Tyler, the Creator.]

Continue reading "The More Disses & The More Tyler, The Creator Brings It Up, The More Kids Are Going To Research It".

Ja Rule Reveals Jail Disputes, "Stupid N*ggas Trying To Assassinate My Character Talking About I'm Snitching"

December 5, 2011 11:55 AM

Incarcerated rapper Ja Rule has released another detailed account of his time behind bars in a new letter describing his first night and initial issues with fellow inmates.

Continue reading Ja Rule Reveals Jail Disputes, "Stupid N*ggas Trying To Assassinate My Character Talking About I'm Snitching".

"We're The Frustrated, Neglected Child In Hip-Hop"

December 5, 2011 11:40 AM

With Naughty By Nature prepping their new Anthem, Inc. compilation project to drop next week, SOHH reached out to group member Vin Rock for his take on the New Jersey rap scene.

Continue reading "We're The Frustrated, Neglected Child In Hip-Hop".

Game Hits Reset On Whoopie Goldberg & Ciara, "Her Toes Look Like Dwayne Wade Hands"

December 5, 2011 11:20 AM

While West Coast rapper Game may be known for publicly going after Jay-Z and 50 Cent, over the weekend he took on female R&B star Ciara and famed TV personality/comic Whoopie Goldberg.

Continue reading Game Hits Reset On Whoopie Goldberg & Ciara, "Her Toes Look Like Dwayne Wade Hands".

Diddy Undergoes Shoulder Surgery, Rep Confirms

December 5, 2011 9:44 AM

Bad Boy Records CEO Diddy fans can erase any sense of worry upon seeing the rap mogul rocking an arm sling lately as his representative confirms he recently underwent shoulder surgery.

Continue reading Diddy Undergoes Shoulder Surgery, Rep Confirms.

DMX Spotted Ballin' In Wheelchair At San Antonio Gym

December 5, 2011 9:30 AM

New York rapper DMX recently showed his love for the troops by taking a trip to the Lone Star State and playing wheelchair basketball with injuried soldiers.

Continue reading DMX Spotted Ballin' In Wheelchair At San Antonio Gym.

[Video] Drake Yells At Crowd Over Young Money Rumors + Who Killed Notorious Philly Rapper? [Click Here & Speak]

December 5, 2011 8:09 AM

Heartbreak Drake has finally had enough. He knows many of you poke fun at his Sleepless in Seattle type flows, and he's cool with that. He's heard the jokes about his stint on Degrassi and he's not trippin'. But one thing we clearly won't stand for, are rumors that he and Young Money have parted ways. Nah. Sh*t like that gets his little rap hand waving in overtime.

Continue reading [Video] Drake Yells At Crowd Over Young Money Rumors + Who Killed Notorious Philly Rapper? [Click Here & Speak].

Photo of the Day: Bun B Remembers The Late Pimp C

December 5, 2011 12:00 AM

2 Trill 2 Quit: Houston rap veteran Bun B remembers his late UGK partner Pimp C.

Photo taken from Bun B's Twitter

"I Just Wanna Thank Beyonce & Jay-Z For Standing By Me In My Darkest Hours" [Video]

December 4, 2011 10:54 PM

Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West recently put on for his Chicago hometown and dedicated a local concert to his late mother, Donda West.

Continue reading "I Just Wanna Thank Beyonce & Jay-Z For Standing By Me In My Darkest Hours" [Video].

Philadelphia Rapper Tommy Hill Fatally Shot

December 4, 2011 10:20 PM

Philadelphia rapper Tommy Hill was reportedly killed heading into the weekend after suffering fatal gunshot wounds in his hometown.

Continue reading Philadelphia Rapper Tommy Hill Fatally Shot.

Nicki Minaj Admits Debut LP Pressure, "I Really Didn't Have Fun Recording 'Pink Friday'"

December 4, 2011 8:03 PM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj recently updated fans on the status of her forthcoming Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded sophomore album and explained why last year's solo debut was more work than pleasure.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Admits Debut LP Pressure, "I Really Didn't Have Fun Recording 'Pink Friday'".

Ghostface Killah Still Planning Doom's Day [Video]

December 4, 2011 7:55 PM

Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah has provided fans with a slight update surrounding talks of a forthcoming collaborative project alongside MF Doom and explained its delay.

Continue reading Ghostface Killah Still Planning Doom's Day [Video].

"I Remember Pimp C Telling Me, 'Yo Paul Wall, You Was On That Square Sh*t Writing Me In Jail'"

December 4, 2011 11:00 AM

With today marking the seven-year anniversary since UGK's Pimp C passed away, SOHH reached out to fellow Houston rapper Paul Wall to share a storied memory of his fallen Texan.

Continue reading "I Remember Pimp C Telling Me, 'Yo Paul Wall, You Was On That Square Sh*t Writing Me In Jail'".

Nicole Scherzinger Blushes Over Nude Photo, "Nicole Didn't Even Seem To Know Her A** Was Out There"

December 4, 2011 10:44 AM

Pop star Nicole Scherzinger reportedly got informally alerted of her new Culo by Mazzucco nude featured photo hitting the Internet recently during a Los Angeles gathering.

Continue reading Nicole Scherzinger Blushes Over Nude Photo, "Nicole Didn't Even Seem To Know Her A** Was Out There".

UPDATE: T-Baby Receives Racist Threats Following 'Beavis & Butthead' Episode

December 4, 2011 10:10 AM

Just weeks after Detroit rapper T-Baby claimed she took pride in her "It's So Cold In The D' music video getting parodied on animated MTV show "Beavis & Butthead," she now reveals the post-show airing's negative effects.

Continue reading UPDATE: T-Baby Receives Racist Threats Following 'Beavis & Butthead' Episode.

"I Don't Hate The Term 'White Rapper'"

December 4, 2011 9:56 AM

Shady Records' Yelawolf recently opened up about his image as a white hip-hop star in a predominantly minority-driven rap game and how important it is to acknowledge the role of race within music.

Continue reading "I Don't Hate The Term 'White Rapper'".

N*ggas With Passports: 5 Spots Jay-Z Should Visit For His 42nd B-Day

December 4, 2011 12:05 AM

As "International Hov" gets set to toss another candle onto his multi-million dollar birthday cake, the good folks at SOHH decided that this year, Jigga ought to up the ante on his Kanye West assisted single, "N*ggas in Paris" by globe-trotting for a cause this December 4th. And while The Big Homie may ring bells on all four corners of the globe, here a 5 very specific locales we feel Jay should celebrate on his final birthday before fatherhood.

Continue reading N*ggas With Passports: 5 Spots Jay-Z Should Visit For His 42nd B-Day.

Photo of the Day: Happy 42nd Birthday Jay-Z

December 4, 2011 12:00 AM

N*ggas With Passports: SOHH wishes Jay-Z a Happy 42nd Birthday!

Be sure to check out SOHH's Top 5 Places Jay-Z Should Spend His B-Day feature today!

Beyonce Flattens Fake Pregnancy Reports, "It's So Ridiculous & Over The Top" [Video]

December 3, 2011 10:20 PM

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce is not letting the media outlets drive her crazy and recently gave her take on gossip suggesting she may be faking her own pregnancy.

Continue reading Beyonce Flattens Fake Pregnancy Reports, "It's So Ridiculous & Over The Top" [Video].

"Nicki Minaj Is Absolutely An Amazing Person. She Has So Much Energy" [Video]

December 3, 2011 10:04 PM

Roc Nation protege Willow Smith recently opened up about working alongside rap star Nicki Minaj for their "Fireball" collaboration and how the joint effort came together.

Continue reading "Nicki Minaj Is Absolutely An Amazing Person. She Has So Much Energy" [Video].

"I Think 2 Emcees Who Would Really Be A Good Battle [Are] Kanye & Lil Wayne"

December 3, 2011 9:08 PM

Chicago rapper Common recently talked about the subject of rap battling and why he would be first in line to witness a lyrical standoff between Kanye West and Lil Wayne.

Continue reading "I Think 2 Emcees Who Would Really Be A Good Battle [Are] Kanye & Lil Wayne".

Nicki Minaj Describes 'Major' Career Moment, "It Just Shows You Can Come From Nothing & Still Be A Force"

December 3, 2011 8:19 PM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj continues to live out her dreams heading into 2012 with a new limited edition creation of her very own Barbie doll.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Describes 'Major' Career Moment, "It Just Shows You Can Come From Nothing & Still Be A Force".

J. Cole Speechless Over "Sideline Story" Striking Gold

December 3, 2011 11:59 AM

Roc Nation star J. Cole has expressed his gratitude and utter shock to his long-awaited debut Cole World: The Sideline Story hitting gold status this week.

Continue reading J. Cole Speechless Over "Sideline Story" Striking Gold.

Drake Addresses Lil Wayne & Young Money Beef Rumors, "You Out Of Your Motherf*cking Mind" [Video]

December 3, 2011 11:44 AM

Young Money star Drake has once again addressed rumors and speculation claiming there is a beef brewing between him and his boss, Lil Wayne, and denied plans to leave the label.

Continue reading Drake Addresses Lil Wayne & Young Money Beef Rumors, "You Out Of Your Motherf*cking Mind" [Video].

Nicki Minaj Calls 'Roman' Anthem "Wackest Thing" Off Sophomore LP

December 3, 2011 11:26 AM

Coming off the heels of dropping an ear-shattering Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded "Roman In Moscow" anthem Friday (December 2) afternoon, Young Money's Nicki Minaj promises to deliver even bigger things off her sophomore album.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Calls 'Roman' Anthem "Wackest Thing" Off Sophomore LP.

Jay-Z's Blueprint Gets Dissected In Georgetown, "He's An Icon Of American Excellence" [Video]

December 3, 2011 11:00 AM

Georgetown University students will have the chance to delve into the world and backstory of rap mogul Jay-Z as a new course, "Sociology of Hip Hop: Jay-Z" is now being offered by renowned author/television personality Michael Eric Dyson.

Continue reading Jay-Z's Blueprint Gets Dissected In Georgetown, "He's An Icon Of American Excellence" [Video].

Lil Wayne Named 'Deadest Rapper Alive', "He's Being Used By Satan"

December 3, 2011 10:31 AM

Although rap star Lil Wayne has Grammy awards and multi-platinum album sales cementing his iconic status, a Philadelphia pastor has released a new book, Deadest Rapper Alive: The Rise of Lil Wayne and the Fall of Urban Youth which criticizes Weezy's achievements.

Continue reading Lil Wayne Named 'Deadest Rapper Alive', "He's Being Used By Satan".

Photo of the Day: Nicki Minaj Chills Outside Of Billboard

December 3, 2011 12:00 AM

Hey Lady: Young Money's Nicki Minaj poses with her Barbz outside the Billboard Women in Music Awards.

Photo taken from Nicki Minaj's Twitter

D12's Bizarre Reveals Nicki Minaj Infatuation, "If You & Drake Get Married, I'm F*cking Up The Wedding" [Video]

December 2, 2011 10:15 PM

D12's Bizarre is known for his witty comedic antics which are ever so evident in his new obsession-like music video, "Hey Nicki," directed toward Young Money's Nicki Minaj.

Continue reading D12's Bizarre Reveals Nicki Minaj Infatuation, "If You & Drake Get Married, I'm F*cking Up The Wedding" [Video].

Fabolous Says He Be Grillin' Em, "I'm Getting Too Old For A Chipped Tooth In My Mouth" [Audio]

December 2, 2011 9:05 PM

Brooklyn rapper Fabolous appears to be headed Nas' way with plans to fix his entire grill including the iconic chipped front tooth.

Continue reading Fabolous Says He Be Grillin' Em, "I'm Getting Too Old For A Chipped Tooth In My Mouth" [Audio].

Nas Is Still Out For Dead Presidents, Cashes-In $14K Off Work Of Art [Video]

December 2, 2011 6:10 PM

Rap veteran Nas is still out for presidents to represent him after reportedly banking $14,000 for a painting he put together during a live Miami concert Thursday (December 1) night.

Continue reading Nas Is Still Out For Dead Presidents, Cashes-In $14K Off Work Of Art [Video].

Dr. Dre Denies Ditching 'Detox' Plans, "I'm Getting Back On It When I..."

December 2, 2011 5:55 PM

West Coast rap mogul Dr. Dre has clarified recent remarks suggesting he is taking an extended music hiatus and postponing plans to continue working on his long-awaited Detox album.

Continue reading Dr. Dre Denies Ditching 'Detox' Plans, "I'm Getting Back On It When I...".

Soulja Boy's Landlord Tells Em To Hop Up Out The Bed, Slapped W/ Eviction Notice

December 2, 2011 5:35 PM

Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em appears to be falling on hard times these days as new reports claim he has been issued an eviction notice for failing to pay his rent.

Continue reading Soulja Boy's Landlord Tells Em To Hop Up Out The Bed, Slapped W/ Eviction Notice .

Nicki Minaj Unleashes Her Boy B*tch, "Ain't On My Period, But I Got A New Pad" [Audio]

December 2, 2011 5:05 PM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj has kept her word on dropping new music from her forthcoming Pink Friday: Roman's Reloaded solo album by releasing the single, "Roman in Moscow," today.

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Unleashes Her Boy B*tch, "Ain't On My Period, But I Got A New Pad" [Audio].

Kanye West Addresses LP Of The Year Grammy Snub, "Me & Hov Gonna Keep On Making Sh*t" [Video]

December 2, 2011 4:55 PM

Chicago rap star Kanye West has acknowledged leading the 54th Grammy Awards with the most nominations and analyzed why he got snubbed for "Album of the Year" at his hometown concert this week.

Continue reading Kanye West Addresses LP Of The Year Grammy Snub, "Me & Hov Gonna Keep On Making Sh*t" [Video].

"We Have To Stop Waiting For People To Die Before Showing Our True Love"

December 2, 2011 4:15 PM

[After paying homage to late rap veteran Heavy D at last weekend's Soul Train Awards, Naughty By Nature reflect on their heartfelt tribute and the Overweight Lover's impact on their lives.]

Continue reading "We Have To Stop Waiting For People To Die Before Showing Our True Love".

"I Learned So Much Stuff From Kanye West In Such A Short Amount Of Time, It's Ridiculous"

December 2, 2011 1:55 PM

SOHH recently caught up with Atlanta rapper Roscoe Dash to get his opinion on Kanye West receiving a staggering seven Grammy nominations for his 2010 album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

Continue reading "I Learned So Much Stuff From Kanye West In Such A Short Amount Of Time, It's Ridiculous".

50 Cent Can't Get T.I.'s Southern Hospitality, Drake Gets An Upgrade, Big Ghost Says Get In Line, Punks

December 2, 2011 12:35 PM

In this week's Pulse Report, doggies, we notice how 50 Cent realizes he can't bring down the "King of the South", see Drake clean house and go through a few new upgrades, feel Big Ghost's not Ghostface Killah's gangsta, and oh SOHH much more!

Continue reading 50 Cent Can't Get T.I.'s Southern Hospitality, Drake Gets An Upgrade, Big Ghost Says Get In Line, Punks.

Drake's Rep Clears The Air On Management Situation

December 2, 2011 12:00 PM

A day after Young Money's Drake had the Internet going nuts over reportedly firing his entire Hip Hop Since 1978 management team, one of the rapper's representatives has come forward to clarify his situation.

Continue reading Drake's Rep Clears The Air On Management Situation.

Amber Rose Promises To Put Her 'Daddy' On New LP, "I Brought Everything To Him"

December 2, 2011 11:50 AM

Video vixen Amber Rose's constant display of love for Wiz Khalifa will also be on demonstration in the studio, she promises to feature the rap star on her upcoming solo album.

Continue reading Amber Rose Promises To Put Her 'Daddy' On New LP, "I Brought Everything To Him".

"The Taylor Gang Is One Gang, But We're All Different"

December 2, 2011 11:15 AM

With the recent addition of Lola Monroe and Juicy J to Wiz Khalifa's Taylor Gang family, SOHH spoke to rapper Chevy Woods about his role in the crew as well as how the unit works as one.

Continue reading "The Taylor Gang Is One Gang, But We're All Different".

Fabolous Can't Get Down W/ "Love & Hip Hop" Antics, "It's Just Not My Cup Of Tea" [Audio]

December 2, 2011 9:17 AM

Brooklyn rapper Fabolous' name may have been thrown around in this new season of reality show "Love & Hip Hop," however, Loso has no plans in supporting the program's wild antics.

Continue reading Fabolous Can't Get Down W/ "Love & Hip Hop" Antics, "It's Just Not My Cup Of Tea" [Audio].

T.I. Confirms 50 Cent Phone Convo, "We Have A Concise Understanding" [Video]

December 2, 2011 8:54 AM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. has decided to let fans know he and 50 Cent have ironed out past issues revolving around remarks about his wife, Tiny, not taking the fall for his 2010 drug possession conviction.

Continue reading T.I. Confirms 50 Cent Phone Convo, "We Have A Concise Understanding" [Video].

So U Mad: Do These 2 Artists Deserve To Be Pissed The Grammy's Dissed Their Music? [Click Here & Speak]

December 2, 2011 12:15 AM

Next to a room full of money, international fame, entertaining millions of people around the world, being able to have any woman you want and your name living on decades after your death, winning a Grammy is one of the greatest things that can happen to a popular artists' career. Not only does it help boost your album sales, but it's kind of an industry stamp of approval. Think of it as the music world acknowledging that, yes, you are a great artist.

Continue reading So U Mad: Do These 2 Artists Deserve To Be Pissed The Grammy's Dissed Their Music? [Click Here & Speak].

"He Was Writing The Majority Of Lyrics For N.W.A."

December 2, 2011 12:10 AM

[Each week, SOHH asks two entertainment personalities to name their Top 5 rappers of all-time. To make things tricky, we've created a "Hall of Fame" of emcees (see right) who are universally respected and therefore may not be mentioned. After author Muhmmad Bashir blinged out his top choices, fellow Cash Money Content author Wahida Clark punches out her fave five picks.]

Continue reading "He Was Writing The Majority Of Lyrics For N.W.A." .

Photo of the Day: Hasan Salaam Shows Off His Tat Game

December 2, 2011 12:00 AM

Tats On My Arm: New Jersey rapper Hasan Salaam shows off his new ink job.

Be sure to check out Hasan Salaam play "Musical Chairs" in Singled Out!

50 Cent Reveals "The Big 10" Anniversary Release Date

December 1, 2011 11:55 PM

G-Unit's 50 Cent has decided to keep fans waiting for his celebratory The Big 10 project by revealing plans to put it out late next week.

Continue reading 50 Cent Reveals "The Big 10" Anniversary Release Date.

Nicki Minaj Promises A Big Tease, Unveils "Roman In Moscow"

December 1, 2011 11:53 PM

Young Money star Nicki Minaj has decided to tease fans by announcing her sophomore album's perceived first official single dropping Friday (December 2).

Continue reading Nicki Minaj Promises A Big Tease, Unveils "Roman In Moscow".

"I'm Probably The Only Rapper To Admit I Have A Real Life Crush On Rachel Green"

December 1, 2011 10:10 PM

Memphis rapper Don Trip is putting his feelings on the notepad by releasing an open love letter to Hollywood actress Jennifer Aniston's fictional 1990's "Friends" character Rachel Green.

Continue reading "I'm Probably The Only Rapper To Admit I Have A Real Life Crush On Rachel Green".

50 Cent's Newest G-Unit Signing Finalized, "[He's A] Great Addition To G-Note & G-Unit Family"

December 1, 2011 6:10 PM

After months of hype and speculation, 50 Cent has officially inked "Jersey Shore" reality star DJ Pauly D to his G-Unit Records.

Continue reading 50 Cent's Newest G-Unit Signing Finalized, "[He's A] Great Addition To G-Note & G-Unit Family" .

Jay-Z's Roc Nation Protege Whips Her Debut Release Date

December 1, 2011 6:00 PM

Roc Nation's Willow Smith, daughter of Hollywood movie stars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith, has announced plans to drop her long-awaited solo album in spring 2012.

Continue reading Jay-Z's Roc Nation Protege Whips Her Debut Release Date .

Drake Cleans House, Fires Management Team, "He Just Felt Like There Were Too Many Hands In His Pockets"

December 1, 2011 5:50 PM

Young Money star Drake has decided to keep new company as new reports indicate he has decided to part ways with managers Gee Roberson, Al Branch, Kyambo Joshua and Bryant Cortez.

Continue reading Drake Cleans House, Fires Management Team, "He Just Felt Like There Were Too Many Hands In His Pockets" .

"F*ck A Title, I Was President Of G-Unit" [Video]

December 1, 2011 5:05 PM

Def Jam Senior VP of A&R/G-Unit producer Sha Money XL recently talked about the insignificance of an industry title and the importance of the power of a dollar.

Continue reading "F*ck A Title, I Was President Of G-Unit" [Video].

Vybz Kartel's Lawyer Clears Up Prison Escape Rumors, "We Have To Be Very Careful"

December 1, 2011 4:10 PM

A day after reggae artist Vybz Kartel made headlines over false rumors claiming he escaped a Jamaican prison, his lawyer has come forward to address the talk and provide an update.

Continue reading Vybz Kartel's Lawyer Clears Up Prison Escape Rumors, "We Have To Be Very Careful" .

Miguel's 'F*cking Pissed' Over Grammy Nod Snub, "I Don't Think I'm God's Gift To Music, But I Know..."

December 1, 2011 1:30 PM

R&B singer Miguel has lashed out at not having his All I Want Is You debut album receive a Grammy Awards nomination at last night's televised nominees ceremony in Los Angeles.

Continue reading Miguel's 'F*cking Pissed' Over Grammy Nod Snub, "I Don't Think I'm God's Gift To Music, But I Know..." .

Scarface's Grandma Played W/ His Mind, Takes Credit For Sparking "Tricks" Classic

December 1, 2011 12:30 PM

Houston rap veteran Scarface's grandmother has come forward to reveal that she, in fact, is the primary motivation for the Geto Boys' 1991 classic, "Mind Playing Tricks on Me."

Continue reading Scarface's Grandma Played W/ His Mind, Takes Credit For Sparking "Tricks" Classic.

Young Jeezy Deflates Rick Ross Feud Hype, "I Felt Like It Was About Selling Records"

December 1, 2011 9:17 AM

Young Jeezy and Rick Ross fans no longer have to choose sides as the "Snowman" has cleared up the misconception of an on-going beef with the "Boss" and said there are no real problems between them.

Continue reading Young Jeezy Deflates Rick Ross Feud Hype, "I Felt Like It Was About Selling Records" .

Beyonce Addresses Ice Cream W/ Hot Chili Sauce Craving Rumors

December 1, 2011 9:05 AM

Grammy-winning singer Beyonce opens up about her hunger cravings while pregnant with husband/rapper Jay-Z's baby and killed a few rumored mash-ups including ice cream with hot chili sauce in this week's upcoming airing of "20/20."

Continue reading Beyonce Addresses Ice Cream W/ Hot Chili Sauce Craving Rumors .

T.I. Blames Legal Woes For Losing Meek Mill To Rick Ross, "I Couldn't Really Make Moves" [Video]

December 1, 2011 8:43 AM

Grammy-winning rapper T.I. recently revealed how close Maybach Music Group's Meek Mill was to being an official Grand Hustle artist and how Rick Ross was ultimately able to sign him.

Continue reading T.I. Blames Legal Woes For Losing Meek Mill To Rick Ross, "I Couldn't Really Make Moves" [Video] .

Kanye West's Fantasy Turns Into Reality, Leads Grammy Award Contenders [Video]

December 1, 2011 8:20 AM

Chicago rap star Kanye West will play leader heading into the 54th Grammy Awards ceremony next year after landing the most nominations at last night's Grammy Nominations live concert.

Continue reading Kanye West's Fantasy Turns Into Reality, Leads Grammy Award Contenders [Video].

"When You Listen To What He's Saying, He's Definitely Making Some Of The Better Records"

December 1, 2011 12:10 AM

[The AK A.K.A.: With the holiday shopping season causing a ruckus nationwide this week, SOHH's featuring entertainment personalities naming the most underrated emcees with the illest lethal rap alias. After producer Cavie gave Deadly Threat the title earlier this week, reggae star Shaggy crowns Assassin SOHH Underrated.]

Continue reading "When You Listen To What He's Saying, He's Definitely Making Some Of The Better Records" .

N*ggas in England?! Jay-Z To Rap For Queen Elizabeth II [Click Here & Speak]

December 1, 2011 12:05 AM

"London, England, South of France. And all points between they know about your man" -- Jay-Z

Welp. Seems like Jigga wasn't lying. Queen Elizabeth II is turning 85, and British pop star Gary Barlow is building a nice starting line up of entertainers to help her party like it's 1929. This list of artists includes RocNation head honcho and rap icon Jay-Z.

Continue reading N*ggas in England?! Jay-Z To Rap For Queen Elizabeth II [Click Here & Speak].

Photo of the Day: Locksmith Shows Off His "Embedded' Debut

December 1, 2011 12:00 AM

Finally Famous: West Coast rapper Locksmith shows off his long-awaited Embedded debut.

Be sure to check out Locksmith break down his new "The Bottom" record in Singled Out!

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