The nominees have been announced for this year's 2011 BET Hip Hop Awards, with Lil Wayne nabbing a record-breaking 18 nods.
Behind Weezy were Kanye West and Wiz Khalifa, both of whom earned nine nominations and will go head-to-head in the MVP of the Year category. Rick Ross follows with eight nods, while Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj each scored six.
Last November, Wiz Khalifa was arrested for trafficking marijuana, maintaining a place for sale of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia after a performance at East Carolina University.
Almost a year later, the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania native is off the hook. According to The Daily Reflector, charges have been dropped against the "Roll Up" rapper because they were in error at the time of the arrest.
Hard Knock TV recently caught up with Comptaon rapper Game to discuss his recent smash LP The R.E.D. Album.
During the interview, Game responded to R.E.D.'s executive producer Pharrell's comment in a prior interview that he was the most underrated rapper. While he said that he appreciates the support, he feels he can only be considered underrated by the fact that he abstains from many of the typical rapper traits, such as wearing chains or attending award shows.
Rapper Soulja Boy has apologized for comments he made about the U.S. military on a new song titled "Let's Be Real."
The rapper cursed the FBI, along with the U.S. military, for their roles in fighting in various wars around the world.
Brooklyn rapper Papoose will be on hand in his hometown to assist students as they prepare to return to school.
Tomorrow (September 7th), Papoose will hit Bedford Academy High to hand out school supplies and encourage students.
Even before Lil B decided to title his album I'm Gay, the topic of homosexuality in Hip Hop has been a growing talking point.
Joining in on the conversation was West Coast rapper Game, speaking about the matter on Atlanta's Hot 107.9 radio station.
On this year’s Shaolin vs. Wu-Tang, Raekwon suggested that he would release the third installment of Only Built 4 Cuban Linx, but that there were no immediate plans set in stone.
Speaking with Wall Street Journal, the Wu-Tang Clan member explained that he’s still mulling over recording the album, and that it all depends on timing. “The fans are really calling for this album, so we still deciding, he said. Everything's gonna happen when it’s time. Right now I’m just trying to continue to move forward in a great way. The next project that I drop out as an album will be powerful.
For Pittsburgh's Mac Miller, the independent game has been kind, even allowing him to travel overseas to sold out shows, like a recent date he had in London.
While there, Miller spoke with DJ Semtex about a variety of topics including his goals for going platinum independently. Miller also talked about how much Big L and A Tribe Called Quest influenced his rhyme style and gave some more information regarding his upcoming album, Blue Slide Park.
In this digital age, album leaks are an accepted part of the music industry. So when Lil Wayne's Tha Carter IV was illegally pushed onto the Internet five days before its official drop, the Young Money honcho wasn't worried in the least.
"We did real good this time, real good," Wayne told MTV News after his show-closing performance at the VMAs in L.A. on Sunday. "It just means people want to hear it," he said. "I mean, 'cause there're people's albums that come out that can be leaked and don't leak, so I'm glad mines leaked."
Jay-Z's famed 40/40 Club in New York City is undergoing remodeling, but not everyone is happy about it.
The New York City District Council of Carpenters erected giant inflatable rodents outside of the club, protesting the fact that it is not using union workers for the job, according to TMZ.