After helping to open Barclays Center, new home of the Brooklyn Nets, Jay-Z chopped it up with GQ magazine to discuss the five coolest things about the team. The co-owner started out discussing the jerseys, stating, "All-black everything! And the lettering—the typography reminds you of the old subway.
With a baby boy on the way, Wiz Khalifa has some major plans. While he's excited for his new son, he also spoke with Funkmaster Flex about the idea of having a second child. He also took some time to discuss the origin of his Rap name.
"It's a boy," he shared during the interview.
T.I. has revealed plans to release a sequel to his upcoming album Trouble Man: Heavy is the Head, releasing on December 18th.
During an interview with Rap-Up, Tip said that he's going to take unused material from Heavy is the Head and arrange it into a new album titled Trouble Man: He Who Wears the Crown.
Detroit, Michigan emcee and DXnext alum Big Sean has launched the Sean Anderson Foundation this past week. The G.O.O.D. Music/Def Jam Records artist's non-profit will focus on improving the lives of youth in his hometown.
At an area show, at Auburn Hills' The Palace, Sean performed a show joined by mentor Kanye West, Common and J. Cole, among others. An announcement regarding the foundation was made during the concert.
Wu-Tang Clan member Cappadonna is working on a new album titled Eryth, Wynd & Fyre, which will be a double CD, representatives for the rapper confirmed.
Cappa's double album will feature production from Stu Bangas, J. Glaze and G Force, while rappers Solomon Childs and Sav Kills check in as guests on the release.
Dr. Dre has been named Forbes' Highest-Paid Musician of 2012.
According to the publication, the West Coast veteran roped in $110 million in pretax earnings largely thanks to his Beats headphone line. “The brands are so aligned, Dre and Beats, it’s just who he is,” says former Def Jam president Kevin Liles. “If you look at the biggest earners, the guys have been doing it for 20 years … what’s happening now is people are really telling their truth.”
With a feud brewing between 50 Cent and French Montana, Fif was asked to clarify where their quarrels began. 50 recently spoke to Mister Peter Parker about this, declaring that French Montana is the "new Ja Rule."
"He ran his mouth prematurely," Fif said. "He’s really not ready to compete on any level with me. When I drop a record and it becomes the number one selling record in 12 hours, after you saying that? I think you should be quiet a little bit. I’ll put him completely out of business. Off the block. Out the corner."
On his new single "My Life," 50 Cent states that Game and Young Buck can "suck a dick." Not one to bite his tongue, Game has responded to the diss, discussing how he's feeling about the bars during an interview with Power 106.
Pittsburgh rapper Wiz Khalifa and his entourage were forced to charter a private plane, after the commercial airliner they were traveling on suffered from a landing gear malfunction.
Newsday reports that a U.S. Express Airways plane was forced to land in Westchester County, New York Tuesday afternoon (November 27), as he traveled to West Virginia for a show.
Upon the release of 50 Cent's new single "My Life," featuring Eminem and Adam Levine, the emcee stopped by Carson Daly's show to talk about it. The founder of G-Unit went on to explain how much Eminem has meant to him, comparing his impact to his grandparents' and saying he owes his career to Shady. He also went on to explain why his own up and coming artists ended up on his bad side.