Drugs have certainly played a role in Joe Budden's life and career. The emcee has acknowledged that he has had to battle with addiction for years, most recently relapsing in the summer of 2012. In a recent interview, Budden opened up about being high at concerts and having people around him, like Eminem, to help guide him to recovery.
Queensbridge native Nas has announced a joint venture to own urban media company, Mass Appeal, investing a “six-figure sum” into the company.
Other investors on the endeavor include Pusha T, record label/creative agency DECON, and an international firm, White Owl Capital.
Chris Rock appears to be re-upping his long-running relationship with the rap world. The comedian-actor tweeted a photo of himself and Eminem in the studio Tuesday (May 7).
Though the reason for the collaboration wasn't listed, Rock has worked with rappers extensively during the last decade-plus. He appeared on Ol' Dirty Bastard's 1999 cut, "Recognize" from ODB's N***a Please album, and more recently on "Blame Game" from Kanye West's 2010 album, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.
A marriage made in trap heaven. Gucci Mane recently announced on Twitter that Chief Keef has joined his 1017 Bricksquad Records.
Lil Wayne says he's healthy. Even though he's been suffering a string of seizures the last several months, the YMCMB artist-executive said he is not worried about his health. "I'm good," the mogul told "RapFix Live." "I'm 100 percent. So everybody know, I don't know that it happened."
Following their controversial relationship with Lil Wayne, PepsiCo has decided to meet with Emmett Till's family. This news comes according to Al Sharpton, who released a statement on the matter.
From his show on MTV, Mac Miller and the Most Dope Family, to recording his upcoming album dubbed, Watching Movies with the Sound Off, Mac Miller and his Rostrum Records team are always finding ways to keep the fans engaged.
Keeping the ball rolling, Mac Miller has announced a 38-City North American Tour supporting the release of his upcoming album set to be released June 18th on Rostrum Records.
Chris Brown’s private jet went down in smoke, but in an emergency landing. According to TMZ, eight minutes into Brown’s flight from Burbank, Calif. to Teterboro, NJ the plane began to be filled with smoke.
Brown was on his way to the MET Gala in New York City but the delay caused him to miss the event. Luckily, Brown was able to catch another flight to New York City in time to attend the ”PUNK: Chaos To Couture” after-party.
Ja Rule served almost nearly two years in federal prison, but now the rapper is a free man.
The rapper was jailed for illegal gun possession and tax evasion. The rapper didn’t pay taxes on $3 million in taxes, according to authorities.