Brooklyn’s new Barclays Center is set to open on September 28 with a high-profile Jay-Z concert, and the center has announced two additional performance dates on September 29 and 30 for the multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award-winning rapper and mogul.
“Jay-Z is Brooklyn and is the definitive artist to open Barclays Center,” said Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark. “We are thrilled that such an iconic world-class entertainer, not to mention a Brooklynite, will take the borough’s biggest stage on three consecutive nights for what will surely be a historic experience for all fans.”
During one of two performances this past weekend at Atlantic City, New Jersey's Revel, Kanye West took a break from his show to put MediaTakeOut on blast.
The notoriously outspoken rapper said that the site, which often reports on his personal life, is "fuckin' full of shit" and that they try to make everything negative.
Rapper 40 Glocc has commented on an altercation that took place over the weekend between himself and Compton rapper Game.
According to reports, the pair, who are members of rival gangs, ended up at a mansion party together.
Compton, California rapper Game and Inland Empire, California's 40 Glocc (a/k/a Big Bad 40) have had the latest altercation in the pair's ongoing beef.
Following an unspecified Los Angeles mansion party early this morning (July 8) Game and approximately 12 other people attacked 40 Glocc, who was allegedly alone at the time. 40 Glocc's account reveals that as both parties were armed, guns were drawn.
Busta Rhymes released his first album, The Coming, in 1996. Sixteen years later, Busta has announced the title of his ninth album.
Taking to Twitter, Busta confirmed Elliott Wilson's statement that Busta's newest album would be titled Year of The Dragon.
When Frank Ocean posted an open letter to his Tumblr account earlier this week stating that his first love was a man, the Internet quickly erupted with commentary, both positive and negative.
Among the supporters of Ocean after he apparently came out as a gay man are rappers Trina and Busta Rhymes, who offered words of encouragement.
The tracklist has been revealed for Rick Ross' upcoming album God Forgives, I Don't, releasing July 31st.
The 15-track offering includes the previously released songs "So Sophisticated," the Usher-assisted "Touch'N You" and "Hold Me Back" While features are not revealed on the initial tracklist, it shows that "Maybach Music IV," the fourth in Ross' series, makes the final cut.
There is an interesting story behind the artwork for 2 Chainz’ Def Jam debut, Based On A T.R.U. Story, and how exactly it was created.
In an exclusive interview with Billboard, 2 Chainz revealed that he enlisted the help of Kanye West’s design and creative company, DONDA, to create the artwork which simply features a black background and two gold chains.
Mobb Deep rapper Prodigy has been name brand ambassador of footwear company SUPRA.
The rapper, who has supported the brand for years, will help promote and market SUPRA through advertising campaigns and other endeavors.
Crunchy Black, a former rapper with The Three Six Mafia, has been shot, according to reports.
The rapper has been hospitalized for this injuries, but details have not been made public.