Cash Money Records CEO Birdman and Lil Wayne's daughters will show off their pen game later this year in a new joint novel called Paparazzi Princesses.
Continue reading Baby & Lil Wayne's Daughters Stunt Like Their Daddies.
G-Unit leader 50 Cent recently revealed his aim to get his body back in shape to the days he flexed muscles on the cover of his multi-platinum-selling 2003 Get Rich Or Die Tryin' LP.
Fugees frontman Wyclef Jean is airing out his dirty laundry this week in a new autobiography titled Purpose: An Immigrant's Story which undresses his true romantic relationship with estranged group member Lauryn Hill.
With his How To Survive In A Recession book finally available, Houston's Slim Thug recently talked to SOHH about the likelihood he will continue making a name for himself in the literary world.
Continue reading "We'll See Who The F*ck Wants To Hear What I've Got To Talk About".
Grammy-winning singer R. Kelly is not holding back in his upcoming Soulacoster: The Diary of Me book with an excerpt surfacing online today (June 27) where he explains plans to hook up with the late 2Pac for a Best of Both Worlds-esque album.
Continue reading R. Kelly Details Botched 2Pac "Best Of Both Worlds"-Esque LP.
Mobb Deep's Prodigy is not only putting out new music as of late, but the New York rap veteran is also preparing the release of another autobiography.
Coming off the recent release of her Payback Ain't Enough book, author Wahida Clark recently sat down with SOHH to discuss her run alongside music executive Birdman's Cash Money Content.
West Coast rap veteran Snoop Dogg is giving fans a reason to get high off reading by announcing plans to drop a new book titled Rolling Words.
[With The Toilette Papers: The #1 Number 2 Book now in stores, Brooklyn rapper Sha Stimuli gives you his Top 5 reasons why you should add volume one of this humorous read to your bathroom library.]
Grammy-winning rapper Lil Wayne is ready to take fans a bit closer into his personal life with a new announcement revealing a tell-all composed of prison diaries is dropping next fall.
Continue reading Lil Wayne Putting Together Prison Diaries Memoir.
With his new An XL Life: Staying Big at Half the Size tell-all book finally on store shelves, SOHH reached out to radio host-turned-author Big Boy to find out how he went into putting it together.
An Ohio man was reportedly stabbed last week after it was realized that he was unaware that Grammy-winning singer Beyonce Knowles-Carter is married to hip-hop star Jay-Z.
Newly-added "Love & Hip Hop" star Erica Mena is stepping forward to clear the air on speculation stemming from Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy's "My Infamous Life" autobiography describing an alleged sexual encounter between the two.
[After renowned radio host Big Boy raised eyebrows on last night's "T.I. & Tiny" episode, the formerly plump entertainment personality gives you his Top 5 reasons to buy his new book, An XL Life: Staying Big at Half the Size.]
[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.]
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.
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.
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.
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".
The Neptunes' Pharrell Williams continues to add onto his extensive resume, as he has unveiled plans to release a book in the near future entitled Places & Spaces I've Been.
Continue reading Pharrell Williams Has Places To Go, Spaces To See .
While his Decoded re-release is still weeks away from hitting bookshelves, rap mogul Jay-Z has leaked an excerpt from the book: the story behind his 2006 Kingdom Come track, "Lost One".
G-Unit leader 50 Cent has provided fans with a small glimpse at his upcoming anti-bullying book titled Playground by unveiling the text's first three chapters.
A former Los Angeles Police Department detective is adding his own twist to the unsolved murders of rappers 2Pac and The Notorious B.I.G. in an upcoming book titled Murder Rap.
Continue reading Ex-LAPD Detective Accuses Diddy, Suge Knight In 2Pac & B.I.G. Murders.
Music mogul Jay-Z is sending his New York Times bestseller Decoded back to bookshelves with a re-release that will feature additional explanations behind more of his enigmatic lyrics.
Continue reading Jay-Z Decodes His Music Stash One Last Time.
Rapper-turned-actor Common has come forward to stand by his decision to unveil the personal details behind his romantic relationships in the past, most notably with singer Erykah Badu and tennis superstar Serena Williams, in an autobiography set for release.
Continue reading Common Explains Uncovering Erykah Badu, Serena Williams Romances .
Rapper/actor Common recently talked about his new One Day It'll All Make Sense tell-all book and how he would love to see fellow Chi-town hip-hop star Kanye West pen his own memoirs.
Rap veteran Nas will take his talents to the literary world as new reports claim the hip-hop poet is headed to book shelves in 2012.
Continue reading Nas Says "It Ain't Hard To Tell" In 2012 .
Mobb Deep's Prodigy has opened up to silence critics and fans who feel he may have snitched on various individuals in his My Infamous Life autobiography.
Rapper-turned-actor Common is expanding his talents into the literature world with the release of his upcoming autobiography slated to drop next month, titled One Day It'll All Make Sense.
With the surge of rappers such as Jay-Z and Prodigy releasing their memoirs, SOHH decided to hit up Cash Money Content authors Jaquavis and Ashley Coleman about their take on hip-hop jumping into literature.
Continue reading "Rappers Penning Their Own Novels Is Giving People A Love For Reading".
With their new Murderville book in stores, SOHH recently hit up writing duo Ashley and Jaquavis Coleman about their new Cash Money Content debut.
[With this week's release of Murderville, Cash Money Content's Ashley & Jaquavis Coleman give you their Top 5 reasons to dig in your pockets and cop their new book.]
Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z has shared his opinion on the lack of respect hip-hop artists receive for their craft and why critics should pay more attention to emcees' writing abilities.
Add another rapper upset by Prodigy's new My Infamous Life autobiography as former Murder Inc. artist Cadillac Tah has now come forward to bash P's published accusations.
[With last week's Cash Money Content re-release of Iceberg Slim's Pimp, the late author's daughter reflects on her family's decision to partner with Baby to put out her father's first autobiographical book.]
Continue reading "I Think Cash Money Really Respects My Dad's Work".
[With this week's Cash Money Content re-release of Iceberg Slim's The Story of My Life: Pimp, the late author's daughter Misty Beck provides her Top 5 reasons you need to stop into a bookstore this weekend.]
Continue reading "Pimp: The Story Of My Life": "The [Pimp] Game Is Still Alive & Strong".
With the rise of rappers like Prodigy and Jay-Z penning their own books as of late, Cash Money Content author Wahida Clark recently spoke to SOHH about hip-hop literature.
Continue reading "Rappers Like Jay-Z Have A Huge Fan Base & [They] Want To Know...".
With the recent trend of rappers like Prodigy, Jay-Z and Styles P releasing their own books, SOHH hit up rapper-turned-author Malice to get his take on artists landing publishing deals.
With her Cash Money Content debut Justify My Thug, finally in book stores, author Wahida Clark speaks to SOHH about joining Baby's burgeoning publishing empire.
Continue reading "With Cash Money, They Have An Audience That Needs To Be Put On".
[With today's release of Justify My Thug, author Wahida Clark gives you her Top 5 reasons to go out and purchase her Cash Money Content debut.]
[With today's release of Priceless Inspirations, Antonia "Toya" Carter gives you her Top 5 reasons to bookmark this new memoir.]
Ashley Judd has responded to criticism received following the release of her new memoir, All That Is Bitter & Sweet, in which she labels hip-hop as a "rape culture".
Continue reading Ashley Judd Inks Regretful Apology, "It Should Have Read...".
Golden Globe nominee Ashley Judd has revealed her discontent with hip-hop culture and why she feels rap stars like Diddy and Snoop Dogg degrade women in their music.
Cash Money Records' Baby recently discussed his company's venture into book publishing and its first retail release, Raw Law.
Continue reading Baby Goes "Raw" In The Sheets [Video].
Former Jay-Z associate Jaz-O is reportedly dropping a new biography called Empire State of Mind: How Jay-Z Went From Street Corner to Corner Office exposing the rap mogul's early days in the drug game.
Continue reading Jaz-O Exposes Jay-Z's Early Drug Dealing Days.
Mobb Deep's Prodigy is preparing to kick off a a ten-venue book tour following his jail release set for next week.
Continue reading Prodigy Packs Bags & Drops Jewels For Post-Jail Road Trip.
Public Enemy's Flavor Flav is reportedly preparing to release his very own memoir next spring, becoming the latest of rappers to tell their life stories on paper.
Continue reading Flavor Flav Plans To Hype It Up In A Tell-All Memoir.
Incarcerated rapper Prodigy has reportedly inked a publishing deal with Simon & Schuster to release an autobiography in spring 2011.
Continue reading Prodigy Puts His Pen Game Up, Inks Life Story.
[With the new release of the book The Big Payback, author Dan Charnas gives you the top 5 reasons to pick up his epic expose of the hip-hop industry.]
As hip-hop veteran Q-Tip's upcoming Industry Rules book begins to take form, SOHH sat down with contributor dream hampton to discuss her experience working on the project.
The life story of late rapper Tupac Shakur will be resurrected in a new book written by hip-hop journalist Kevin Powell entitled, Tupac Shakur: The Authorized Biography.
Continue reading Tupac Shakur's Rags To Riches Story Comes To Life.
Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z's new book, Decoded, has officially broke ground on the New York Times Best Sellers list by debuting within the Top 5.
Continue reading Jay-Z's "Decoded" Takes Over NY Times Best Sellers List.
Hip-Hop veteran Q-Tip has updated fans on the status of his upcoming Industry Rules book and gave some details on its subject matter.
[With this week's release of Jay-Z's Decoded, contributor dream hampton shares her input on the trend of artists putting their lyrics into written form.]
Continue reading "I Don't Think All These Hip-Hop Books Make Hip-Hop More Real".
Excerpts from Jay-Z's upcoming Decoded book have leaked online and discuss the rapper's past life, including his first arrest and relationship with the late Notorious B.I.G.
Continue reading Jay-Z's First Arrest Revealed, "He Got Caught With Crack In His Pockets".
Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne's ex-wife, Antonia "Toya" Carter, is reportedly set to tell-all in a new book coming out next year titled Priceless Inspiration.
Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z's upcoming Decoded book will feature the breakdown of songs from the hip-hop mogul's collection dating back to 1996's Reasonable Doubt.
Continue reading Jay-Z's Cracks Open Over 30 Gems In "Decoded".
Rap mogul Jay-Z has reportedly teamed with software powerhouse Microsoft Corp., utilizing their Bing search engine to promote his forthcoming tome, Decoded.
Continue reading Jay-Z's "Decoded" Gets Early Release From The Bing.
Cash Money Records co-founder Bryan "Baby" Williams has revealed that he is taking his company to new heights, expanding into the world of book publishing.
Continue reading Baby Books A "Slim" New Cash Money Venture [Video].
The cover art to Jay-Z's upcoming Decoded book has been released online with an excerpt from the rap mogul.
Continue reading Jay-Z Borrows Andy Warhol's Swag For "Decoded" Cover.
[Duck Down Music co-founder Buckshot Shorty breaks down the business in his soon-to-be released book, Common Knowledgy of the Entertainment Industry.]
Rap mogul Jay-Z will face-off against Southern rapper Trick Daddy this November when their debut book releases hit stores on the same day.
Continue reading Jay-Z & Trick Daddy Test Out Their Pen Game In November.
Rap mogul Jay-Z has been confirmed to appear in New York City this fall to discuss the release of his upcoming book, Decoded.
Continue reading Jay-Z Unscrambles "Codes" In New York City, Explains "Decoded" This Fall.
Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden recently shared one of his rhyme-writing secrets and revealed the motivation behind his new book, Enter the Mind of Joe Budden.
Incarcerated rapper Lil Wayne has been enjoying Nacho Cheese Doritos, Kool-Aid and more while completing a one-year jail sentence at Rikers Island, according to a leaked food order document.
Continue reading Lil Wayne's Rikers Island Privileges Revealed, Rapper's Food Orders Leak.
Grammy-winning rapper Jay-Z will finally crack open his rhyme book with the upcoming release of his long-awaited published work, Decoded, set to drop this fall.
Grammy-winning rapper T.I. talks about what books he read behind bars last year when he served a one-year prison sentence on a felony gun conviction in the new issue of JET.
Continue reading T.I. Explored White & Black Relations Behind Bars.
Rapper DMX's estranged wife, Tashera Simmons, has reportedly hired author Aliya S. King to get behind an upcoming tell-all book about her life with the former Def Jam juggernaut.
Continue reading DMX's Wife Snags Author For Tell-All Book.
The author of FBI War on Tupac Shakur & Black Leaders recently gave an interview explaining his belief that the United States government was involved in the 1996 fatal shooting of Tupac Shakur.
Slaughterhouse's Joe Budden has announced plans to release his own book and revealed the secrets behind his songwriting abilities.
Continue reading Joe Budden Reveals Secrets Behind Songwriting Methods.
The cover and story synopsis of Styles P's upcoming Invincible book have been revealed online.
Continue reading Styles P's "Invincible" Book Synopsis, Cover Art Revealed.
G-Unit's Lloyd Banks has announced his intention to make a move into the book industry with an upcoming project in the works.
Southern rap star Soulja Boy Tell Em has opened up about his upcoming book, Teenage Millionaire, and what fans can expect from it.
Incarcerated rapper DMX's estranged wife, Tashera Simmons, has updated fans on the status of her upcoming tell-all book and said she is currently separated from her husband.
The wife of rapper DMX has reportedly announced plans to release a tell-all book called Strength of a Woman addressing her life with the former Def Jam Records artist.
The LOX's Styles P has opened up about his upcoming fiction novel, Mr. Invincible, and promised the release would be "action packed."
Continue reading Styles P Loads Up "Action Packed Mystery" Book For Summer Release.
Grammy-winning rapper Lupe Fiasco has announced plans to release his first novel as an extension of his appreciation toward hip-hop.
Rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em is reportedly in the process of releasing a book called Teenage Millionaire (DeAndre Way).
Continue reading Soulja Boy Tell Em Gets More Ink, "Teenage Millionaire" Book Underway .