BET has added a number of high-profile rappers to the lineup of performers during the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards taking place in Atlanta this weekend.
Miami rap star Rick Ross, Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa and Chicago's Lupe Fiasco have all been confirmed to perform at this year's show.
After serving an 11-month sentence for violating his parole on a gun conviction, T.I. is once again a free man.
According to CNN, Tip was released from his halfway house in Atlanta, Georgia earlier this morning. He was initially sent to the house on August 31st, but briefly returned to jail for a short while after prison officials suspected he was conducting business on his bus to the home.
West Coast rap legend Snoop Dogg is out of the doghouse with the IRS, after paying off a half-million dollar tax bill.
On September 15th, Snoop Dogg was released from a $476,338 tax bill, which was filed against him in December of 2008.
Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy will be the subject of a new documentary being released this October, by Academy Award nominated director Peter Spirer.
"Soulja Boy - The Movie," is being released through a deal with Image Entertainment and One Village Entertainment.
Young Money CEO/best-selling hip-hop artist Lil Wayne will head to Africa this December, as part of a world tour.
The rapper is taking his “I Am Still Music” tour around the world, including a new run of dates in South Africa. Lil Wayne will perform in three different cities during the month of December.
Hip-Hop mogul Jay-Z held a press conference this morning (September 26th) in Brooklyn, New York, where he officially announced that the New Jersey Nets are now The Brooklyn Nets.
The rapper held a press conference at Atlantic Terminal to make the announcement, in addition to revealing he would open the new Barclay's Center that will house the Nets, with a series of concerts.
A concert featuring Cali Swag District turned violent early this morning in Hollywood, California. (September 26th).
Compton rapper Problem in Cali Swag District were performing at Hollywood nightclub Wonderland, when the violence occurred.
Atlanta rapper/singer Cee-Lo Green has been tapped to star alongside Whitney Houston in the remake of the movie "Sparkle."
The upcoming version of "Sparkle" is a remake of the 1976 film that followed the careers of three sisters in Harlem who become a successful girl group.
The Get Schooled Foundation launched the “Wake Up and Get Schooled” Campaign yesterday (September 23rd).
The foundation has enlisted artists, athletes, and entertainment personalities to record phone calls that will be played for students in the morning, encouraging them to get up, and go to school.
Atlanta radio personality/producer DJ Drama held a listening session for his new album Third Power last night (September 22nd), in New York.
A number of executives, journalists and artists came out to support DJ Drama's third release, which is due in stores on October 11th.