Just a few weeks after Jay-Z and Kanye West broke the first week sales record for iTunes with Watch the Throne, Lil Wayne accomplished the same feat with his latest album Tha Carter IV in just four days.
According to HHNM, Weezy has sold more than 300,000 copies of his latest offering since it hit the web on early Monday at midnight. In its first week, TC4 is now expected to move between 925,000 and 975,000 copies, whereas earlier estimates put the album between 850,000 and 900,000 units.
Chicago rap star Lupe Fiasco has announced he will tour North America as a headliner on the “Generation LASER" tour.
Lupe has tapped a number of artists who will open on the tour during various stops, including Big Sean, Tinie Tempah, Wale, Sarah Green and Girl Talk.
Royce Da 5'9 recently spoke on Slaughterhouse's upcoming Shady Records debut, explaining that the group is nearing the completion of the LP.
During an interview with The Detroit Free Press, Nickel Nine revealed that he, Joe Budden, Crooked I and Joell Ortiz have laid down more than 20 songs and that they're close to crossing the finish line.
It turned out that the release date for T.I. was correct, as the rapper has officially been released from prison, one month early.
T.I. was released from prison today (August 31st), after serving 11 months in prison for drug possession while being on probation.
Compton, California emcee Game got his first #1 in nearly five years, since The Doctor's Advocate.
The Aftermath Entertainment/Interscope Records star's R.E.D. Album slid by Jay-Z & Kanye West's Watch The Throne to take the throne at just under 100,000 first-week units sold. R.E.D. features 2011 sensations Tyler, The Creator, Kendrick Lamar and Lex Luger, along with album narration by Game's mentor, Dr. Dre.
Amid reports that T.I. would be released from Forrest City Federal Prison in Arkansas, main attorney Jonathan Leonard has told XXL that the reports are false and that he will still be incarcerated for the time being.
Leonard who has represented the rapper since 2002 has said that T.I., born Clifford Joseph Harris Jr., will be released on the scheduled September 29th date by the Federal Bureau of Prisons, but the date may change in the next 30 days according to the long time attorney.
Hip-Hop mogul Russell Simmons is targeting smart phones with a new app for his pre-paid credit card, Rush Card.
Simmons company recently released an Android and iPhone app for Rush Card users that allows them to transfer phones, view their balance, and.
Incarcerated rap star T.I. will be released from prison on Wednesday (August 31st), according to reports.
T.I. will be released from the Forrest City, Arkansas prison on Wednesday, after serving an 11 month prison sentence for violating the terms of his probation.
Rapper Kanye West's music was among the songs officially banned from the Internet in China, the Ministry of Culture department has announced.
Kanye's hit song "E.T." with Katy Perry was officially banned from the Internet and even personal websites.
Last night MTV held their annual Video Music Awards (VMAs), where viewers across the world hand clicked their votes in to the MTV polls, picking their favorite artist's videos.
Across the net several appearances and performances were highlighted and talked about repeatedly. Memorable moments included Jay-Z and Kanye West's surprise performance for their song "Otis", Lady Gaga dressing up as "Lady Gaga's boyfriend", Beyonce showing her stomach after being pregnant for several months, Russel Brand, Tony Bennett and Bruno Mars paying tribute to Amy Winehouse and Lil Wayne closing out the awards with an unforgettable guitar smashing performance.