Three top Hip-Hop/R&B artists were certified five times platinum last month by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
Rapper Flo Rida Electronica/Hip-Hop/Electronic group LMFAO and Bruno Mars all received plaques for selling over 5 million downloads of their most popular singles.
West Coast based Top Dawg Entertainment, the home to Jay Rock, Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul, has just signed a joint venture deal with Aftermath/Interscope Records, according to the company’s founder Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith.
The label is set to release an official press release giving more details about the deal shortly.
50 Cent is slated to perform his 2003 debut Get Rich or Die Tryin' in its entirety at the Shady 2.0 Showcase at this year's South By Southwest festival.
Additional artists on the bill include Shady Records signees Slaughterhouse and Yelawolf. Sway Calloway will also host "The Next Phase," which features performances from Big K.R.I.T., Schoolboy Q, Action Bronson, Don Trip, STS and The Foodchain.
Compton rapper Game, who was recently granted an appeal in an ongoing $5 million defamation case, spoke with XXL and announced the title of his fifth studio album, F.I.V.E. (Fear Is Victory’s Evolution), as well as the significance behind its name.
After announcing the project last year, Tech N9ne has finally revealed the tracklisting and cover art for his upcoming release, the KlusterfukEP.
Tech is planning to release the 6-track EP on March 13, exactly 11 days before he embarks on the “Hostile Takeover Tour” with Machine Gun Kelly, Krizz Kaliko, ¡Mayday!, and more.
Rapper Game has caught a break in a $5 million defamation case, as a judge recently granted the rapper an appeal.
Game, born Jayceon Taylor, was on the losing end of a defamation of character lawsuit filed by five Greensboro police officers, who arrested the rapper in the Four Seasons Mall in October of 2005.
Police in Tempe, Arizona have confirmed that another shooting victim at a Nipsey Hussle concert has forward, bringing the total number of victims to 15 people.
Additionally, police have released the identity of one of the alleged shooters.
While it may be good to take it for what it’s worth, Ice Cube’s hit song, “It Was a Good Day” has proven to be anything but simple for anyone trying to take its lyrics to heart.
Speaking with The Huffington Post, the rapper/actor revealed the basis for his Isley Brothers-sampled tune, saying his “good day” was nothing more than a made up account of a what would make for a good 24 hours.
Rapper E-40 is planning a busy March, with the release of three separate albums later this month.
The Vallejo-based rap legend will drop The Block Brochure, along with Welcome To The Soil 1, 2 & 3.
Alabama Hip-Hop artist Yelawolf was recently hospitalized in Wisconsin and has cancelled his Detroit show.
According to the Detroit News, Yelawolf was admitted after a concert in Madison, Wisconsin on Friday night, as reported by concert promoter Live Nation.