Drake won Best Hip-Hop Video at MTV’s Video Music Awards Video at MTV’s Video Music Awards in Los Angeles. Drake’s song “HYFR” featuring Lil Wayne won Best Hip-Hop Video, topping competitors like Big Sean, Jay-Z and Kanye West, 2 Chainz and Pusha T, Nicki Minaj and Childish Gambino.
“Gotta thank Lil Wayne because he killed the song,” Drake said, flanked by Young Money counterparts Nicki Minaj and Lil Wayne.
When Jay-Z and Beyonce announced that they were expecting, it was done at the MTV VMAs. This year, a different couple had a similar announcement. Amber Rose and Wiz Khalifa confirmed that they are expecting at this year's event, making sure to note their joy.
"Well, Sway, you know you my brother man, so we had to do it with you first and we had to do it with the whole world, and just let everybody know that we're expecting a beautiful young baby," Wiz said to MTV's Sway Calloway.
Toronto rapper Drake will hit New York to support Tyra Banks’ TZONE, a new effort being launched in conjunction with the supermodel and the Lower Eastside Girls Club on Avenue D in Manhattan. Tyra will preside over the The Flawsome Ball, which will be headlined by Drake.
Tyra uses the word “Flawsome” (a mixture of flawed and awesome) to describe the young girls who take part in the TZONE, which was originally launched in 1999 as a weeklong camping experience for young girls in Los Angeles.
B.o.B. says he wants to help aspiring artists. With this in mind, he has teamed up with Coca-Cola for Perfect Harmony. The partnership will allow unsigned talent to perform on BET's 106 & Park's Wild Out Wednesdays and more.
"Teaming up with Coca Cola to do this Perfect Harmony thing, it's just a good opportunity for all aspiring artists," he recently said in an interview with 106 & Park, a show that also helped him early on in his career. "This is really coming around full circle."
Wiz Khalifa and the Taylor Gang have announced they will embark on the “2050 Tour,” a 36-city outing that will kickoff this October in the rapper’s home state of Pennsylvania.
The Pittsburgh native will be joined by Juicy J., Lola Monroe, Tuki Carter & Berner, as well as Chevy Woods on the tour, which will hit all major markets in North America until it winds down in December.
After several delays, DMX has announced the official release date for his new album Undisputed. The rapper will drop his seventh studio album on September 11.
“This is more than just another album. Undisputed, will prove to the Hip-Hop world that DMX is still the champ,” Domenick Nati of Nati Celebrity Services said.
Wiz Khalifa has delayed his sophomore album O.N.I.F.C. several times, up until he decided on a September 18th release date. But apparently, that date wasn't as solid as thought.
According to a press release, the Taylor Gang leader's second LP will not be arriving on September 18th. Billboard's The Juice confirmed with a rep that the album is "coming soon."
Call it Dre Day. Dr. Dre dethroned Jay-Z as Forbes magazine’s “Hip-Hop Cash Kings” biggest breadwinner as the superproducer and businessman pulled in $110 million through his various ventures. Previously, Jay-Z had topped the list every year save for a brief interruption by 50 Cent.
Nicki Minaj has raised the ire of seemingly radical Democrats on Twitter with a rap line that implies she will be supporting Mitt Romney in the upcoming presidential election.
“I’m a Republican voting for Mitt Romney / You lazy b***hes is f-ing up the economy,” Minaj raps on Lil Wayne’s new mixtape Dedication 4.
Miami rap star Flo Rida is in Charlotte, North Carolina tonight (September 4), for the Democratic National Convention. The rapper is in town to support Got Your 6 and Lifetime Television’s “Your Life. Your Time. Your Vote” campaign.
Got Your 6 collaborates with dozens of non-profit partners, who support veterans using programs focused on jobs, education, health, housing, family and leadership.