Cash Money Records CEO Brian “Birdman” Williams explained his motives behind signing hip-hop star Busta Rhymes to the label. According to Birdman, signing Busta Rhymes was a logical choice, given his consistent popularity in hip-hop since he debuted in 1991 as a member of seminal hip-hop group Leaders of the New School.
“Busta Rhymes is the perfect addition to the YMCMB team. He is one of the strongest artists in the game and one of best lyricists in the history of hip-hop,” Bryan “Birdman” Williams told AHH in a statement. “He is a hard worker, knows his sound and together we are going to be making hit records for years to come.”
Kid CuDi and Dot Da Genius have announced the release for their debut under the group name W Z R D. The duo, formerly known as 2 Be Continuum, will drop their currently untitled LP on January 30th, which is also CuDi's birthday. According to Cudders, the album, which will not include any profanity, was pushed back in order to "get the proper time to mix and master." He also revealed that a snippet of the first single will be released "soon," and that it's geared towards his female fans.
Veteran hip-hop duo Mobb Deep will celebrate the release of their new EP Black Cocainewith a star-studded release party in New York next week.
The group will perform new material from Black Cocaine at B.B. Kings in Times Square, on November 22 during the party, which will feature Mister Cee on the turntables.
Legendary Run-DMC group member Darryl “DMC” McDaniels has announced he is dropping a brand-new album titled Rock Solid.
The first single from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member’s new album is a double-sided release titled “Attention Please!” b/w a track titled “Rock Solid.”
In a move as unexpected as it is contentious, Busta Rhymes officially signed to Cash Money on Wednesday. While details of the deal are unclear, the pioneering emcee will surely join Lil Wayne, Drake, and Nicki Minaj, on the Young Money roster.
The Roots have announced a special set of performances to support their highly anticipated album, undun, the group’s first concept album.
The Roots will hit the Highline Ballroom in New York City starting on November 29th and will play subsequent dates on November 30th and December 5th.
Earlier today (November 15), Atlanta native and Disturbing Tha Peace founder, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, released his new, mostly Southern-fueled mixtape, 1.21 Gigawatts: Back to the First Time.
1.21 Gigawatts is being released following Ludacris’ brief hiatus from music over the past few years to focus on acting. Since 2009, Ludacris has starred in over five films, including Gamer, No Strings Attached, and Fast Five, and he released one musical project, Battle of the Sexes, last year.
Brooklyn, New York rapper Lil’ Kim has announced that she is working on a brand-new book and a documentary.
According to Lil Kim, the untitled release may come as a package, which will focus on her life, as well as her “comeback,” after serving a year in federal prison.
R&B singer Trey Songz is going after a reality show star he has accused of stealing his signature “YUUP” catchphrase.
Trey’s lawyer sent a cease and desist letter to Dave “The Mogul” Hester of “Storage Wars,” claiming that his usage of the phrase during the show’s auction segments.
Rap veterans Mobb Deep have announced the release date for the inaugural album from their new record label, Infamous Records.
The group’s new EP Black Cocaine will be released in two different versions.