Last night, Lil Wayne ended up as Hip Hop's greatest victor at the 2012 Billboard Music Awards. Weezy took home four awards including Top Male Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album (Tha Carter IV) and one for his appearance on Kelly Rowland's "Motivation." Wiz Khalifa won for Top New Artist, beating out Bad Meets Evil, Foster the People, Scott McCreery and Big Sean.
Deadline is reporting that rapper T.I., who is no stranger to the acting world, has been cast as a bounty hunter in director Seth Gordon’s new Universal Pictures film, Identity Theft.
Identity Theft, which stars comedians Jason Bateman (Horrible Bosses) and Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), is the story of a man, played by Bateman, who has his identity stolen.
David Banner has taken to the Internet to release his new album, Sex, Drugs & Video Gamesfor free, with hopes that those that download the album will also donate $1 to his 2M1 Movement.
In Banner’s own words, “The 2M1 Movement is to start controlling our own music, movies, and content…period! We are not simply characters in a video game being controlled by the invisible hand. Once the goal is met, I’m going to shoot a movie that will drop May 22nd, 2012, and a portion will go to charity.”
Multi-platinum rap producer, Drumma Boy has announced that he is making an attempt at unifying the city of Memphis with his latest mixtape, Welcome to My City 2.
With the rapid rise of artists like Three 6 Mafia, Yo Gotti, Don Trip, and others, Drumma Boy looks to shine light on a city he feel’s was overshadowed in the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors last year.
2 Chainz was arrested at LaGuardia Airport in New York today, after cops discovered brass knuckles in his carry-on bag. According to TMZ, he was entering the Delta terminal to fly to a show in North Carolina when the TSA discovered brass knuckles in his bag. He was taken into custody for misdemeanor possession of a criminal weapon.
The line-up for the Jay-Z Made In America Tour will offer a plethora of artists including Seattle grunge rockers Pearl Jam as the co-headliner with the Brooklyn rap mogul.
The Made festival takes place on Sept. 1-2 in Philadelphia.
Smoke DZA has revealed the tracklisting for his upcoming third album, Rugby Thompson, which will be released via High Times Records on June 19.
The Harlem MC has enlisted Curren$y, Sean Price, Action Bronson, Domo Genesis, Schoolboy Q, and more for his 12-track album that follows April’s Cuz I Felt Like It EP.
The drama is seemingly endless for former G-Unit rapper Young Buck as he has been evicted from his Tennessee mansion by the IRS.
The exact details surrounding the eviction are unclear at press time.
RozayRaw has unveiled the official tracklisting and cover art for the new compilation from Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group titled Self Made 2.
The first Self Made was released one year ago and produced multiple hit singles, including “600 Benz” with Wale and Rick Ross, “Tupac Back” and “Ima Boss” with Meek Mill and Rick Ross, and “Pacman” with former MMG member, Pill, and Rozay. Other singles included “That Way,” “Fitted Cap”, and “By Any Means.”
For the second time in the past month Lil Wayne and his entourage of skateboarders have been accused of assaulting a fan or paparazzi looking to snap a candid photo.
According to TMZ, a fan by the name of Alfredo Marino claims to have been knocked to the ground from behind with a skateboard, which casued him to bleed from the head.