Latest News

Nas Advises Kendrick Lamar On Following Up A Classic Album
Added: 24 July 2014 | Read 233 times

In addition to offering his thoughts on Compton rapper Kendrick Lamar as part of Complex’s newly-released cover story with the TDE lyricist, Nas also spoke on the West Coast musician in a separate feature story released by Complex.

The Queensbridge emcee was questioned about Kendrick’s good kid, m.A.A.d city album and the pressure the rapper faces on the album’s follow-up. He also discussed his debut album Illmatic and its follow-up, 1996’s It Was Written.

full story

Common Praises Eminem, TDE, Lil Herb & Others Impact On Rap
Added: 24 July 2014 | Read 151 times

Common was recently asked about how he feels regarding Hip Hop.

“I love where Hip Hop is," Common says in an interview with Rap-Up. "There’s future in Hip Hop. I can appreciate the aspects of the quality Hip Hop and the freedom that I get out of artists, whether it’s Ab-Soul or Kendrick Lamar. Their whole team does unique things.

full story

Busta Rhymes Explains Why He Parted Ways With Cash Money Records
Added: 24 July 2014 | Read 326 times

Many Hip Hop fans were surprised when New York rap legend Busta Rhymes announced he had joined the roster at Cash Money Records. And now, after several years, the partnership between Busta and YMCMB has come to an end.

Busta recently appeared on Shade 45’s Sway In The Morning and revealed that he is no longer with the label. Creative differences were the main reason his upcoming E.L.E. 2 (Extinction Level Event 2) will not be released on Baby and Slim’s imprint.

full story

Master P Set To Release Biopic Trilogy, First Movie Set To Film In 2015
Added: 22 July 2014 | Read 174 times

The life and times of Percy Miller will be “greatest trilogy since the Godfather” according to the press release for Master P’s upcoming biopic trilogy starting with The Ice Cream Man.

The Master P biography will be broken up into three separate movies The Ice Cream Man, TRU and No Limit The Empire. The Ice Cream Man will cover Master P’s early upbringing prior to forming No Limit Records in 1990 with TRU and No Limit The Empire covering the labels formation and commercial dominance in the mid to late 90s, respectively.

full story

Kanye West Discusses New Album & Jay Z
Added: 22 July 2014 | Read 308 times

For the last several months producers, collaborators, club goers, and others have all commented about Kanye West’s upcoming studio album, and now the man himself is speaking out about the project. During an interview with GQ, Ye provides some details about the follow-up to Yeezus.

full story

Kendrick Lamar Reveals When He Plans To Release Next Album
Added: 22 July 2014 | Read 318 times

It may not seem like it, but it has been two years since Kendrick Lamar released his debut major label album good kid, m.A.A.d city. That’s partly due to the fact that Kendrick dominated 2013 from just one verse off Big Sean’s “Control” and his seven Grammy nominations kept his name in the news in 2014.

full story

Kanye West Concedes Spot To Drake, Addresses Wedding Rumors, Jay Z, 'Yeezus' Follow-Up
Added: 21 July 2014 | Read 285 times

During an interview with GQ, Kanye West says he is not the most popular rapper in Hip Hop.

"Currently that spot is taken," West says. "Let's be honest—he got last summer...You know. There's only one person...Yeah. [Drake] got last summer. And I'd never given it up 'til last summer."

full story

50 Cent & Slowbucks Continue Beef With New Pics
Added: 21 July 2014 | Read 348 times

The feud between 50 Cent and Slowbucks continues. The latest round of attacks come in the form of Instagram posts. Slowbucks fired first with subliminal IG picture. The photograph featured the Slow Bucks Over Everything (SBOE) crew hanging out at 50′s old Queens stomping grounds.

full story

Floyd Mayweather Denies Saying He Had Sex With T.I.'s Wife, Tiny
Added: 21 July 2014 | Read 208 times

Floyd Mayweather says that comments he made at a Thursday (July 17) press conference were not reported correctly.

"At the press conference, I said “… he thinks I was f*cking his b*tch”. I DID NOT say “… I was f*cking his b*tch”. I've never been with Tiny sexually. I respect her situation and I thinks she's a good person. I would never disrespect a marriage. #Mayhem on September 13th.,” Mayweather posted on Instagram today (July 19).

full story

Meek Mill To Stay Locked Up Until September
Added: 21 July 2014 | Read 116 times

A judge has rejected Meek Mill’s request to get out of jail early, which was submitted through his lawyers.

The rapper has been in jail since July 11 after violating the terms of probation rooted in a 2009 gun conviction.

full story





Most Popular News

thumbnail
Lil Kim Ready To Beef With Nicki Minaj I'ma Bite You

The feud between rappers Lil Kim and Nicki Minaj intensified last night (June 10th), when Lil Kim made a surprise appearance at a local Detroit club to address the matter.

Lil Kim performed a variety of her hits during a show at a club named Blondie’s when she addressed Nicki Minaj, whom she claims has ripped off her style.

Read 8,516 times

full story

thumbnail
Rapper Trina To Be Honored In Jamaica

Miami, Florida rapper Trina will be honored in Kingston, Jamaica during the 7th Annual Excellence in Music and Entertainment (EME) this coming March. EME Awards Founder and Chairman Richard "Richie B" Burgess said Trina will be the 2011 "International Friend of Reggae Honoree"  honored for her collaborations with various Jamaican acts like Queen Lady Saw, Sean Kingston, Barbee and others.

Read 7,825 times

full story

thumbnail
Young Jeezy Addresses Rick Ross Dis Speculation

On Monday night, Young Jeezy released "Death B4 Dishonor," the first song from his upcoming mixtape, 1,000 Grams, Vol. 1. On it, he raps over Rick Ross' "(B.M.F.) Blowin' Money Fast" instrumental, which quickly fueled heavy speculation among fans that the Snowman was actually dissing the Bawse. Jeezy settled the question straight-up on Tuesday (August 10).

Read 7,464 times

full story

thumbnail
Ja Rule Says 50 Cent Beef Was Unfair

The contrast between Ja Rule's career in 2001 and his place in the music industry now is striking.

Once on top of the music charts with his third album Pain Is Love  moving 6.1 million units, Rule's fall from grace arguably had much to do with his beef with 50 Cent. Ja Rule recently talked to Vibe magazine about his entry back into the music industry and how he had the disadvantage against 50 Cent.

Read 7,419 times

full story

thumbnail
Diggy Simmons Headlines 'Scream Tour: NXG'

Rapper Diggy Simmons will headline the 10th annual “Scream Tour” teen concert series, which is slated to kick off this September in Georgia.

Diggy will be joined by new group Mindless Behavior, along with The New Boyz, Jacob Latimore, Hamilton Park and new group The OMG Girlz.

Read 6,710 times

full story

thumbnail
DMX Calls Plies One Of The Worst Rappers During Radio Interview

Recently freed rapper DMX made waves in Saint Louis over the weekend, during an appearance on Hot 104.1.

The rapper appeared on the Young Dip's show and after Young Dip finished playing a song by Fort Meyers, Florida rapper Plies, DMX  shared his opinion with the station's hundreds-of-thousands of listeners.

Read 6,419 times

full story

thumbnail
Lil Kim Fires Back At Nicki Minaj In New Diss Song

Lil Kim has been quiet as Nicki Minaj has had disparaging remarks to her rival, but now Kim has returned fire with a new diss song called “Black Friday.”

The song, which has leaked online, has Lil Kim lyrically challenging the now-dominant Nicki Minaj.

Read 6,071 times

full story

thumbnail
Mr. Cheeks Signs With Stephen Marley's Label; Drops New Single 'Havin Fun'

Lost Boyz member, Mr. Cheeks has inked a deal with Stephen Marley's Ghetto Youths International imprint and is planning a new album for 2011.

The first single and from Mr. Cheeks' upcoming album And The Winner Is…will be titled "Havin' Fun," which features singer Mya Azucena.

Read 5,921 times

full story

thumbnail
Young Buck Explains Chapter 13 Filing Alleged 50 Cent Lawsuit

Nashville, Tennessee rapper Young Buck has released a statement regarding his tax battle with the IRS and reports of a planned $5 million dollar lawsuit against G-Unit leader 50 Cent.

Young Buck filed for Chapter 13, which allowed the rapper to keep all of his possessions, as he pays back an estimated $12,500 per month, over the next five years.

Read 5,623 times

full story

thumbnail
Rapper Lil Wayne, Young Money, Cash Money Sued For $15 Million Over "BedRock"

Rapper Lil' Wayne has been hit with a $15,000,000 lawsuit over the hit single “BedRock.”

Done Deal Enterprises, based in Waynesboro, Georgia, filed a lawsuit against Lil Wayne, Young Money Records, and Cash Money Records, in the United States District Court, Southern district of New York, over the song.

Read 5,478 times

full story

thumbnail
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Set November Release Date For 'Art of War III'

Rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony have announced the release date for their newest album, Art of War III.

The latest album from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony features all five original group members: Krazie Bone, Bizzy Bone, Wish Bone, Flesh-N-Bone and Layzie Bone.

Read 5,391 times

full story

thumbnail
50 Cent Addresses New York Mets Opening Pitch Criticism

50 Cent has addressed the opening pitch he made at the New York Mets game.

"The sh!t almost hit the camera man damn, if you look close you can see them moving the plate. Lol #smsaudio #animalambition," 50 Cent says in an Instagram caption.

Read 5,384 times

full story

thumbnail
Busta Rhymes Talks Battling Jay-Z In High School

It is no secret that Busta Rhymes, Jay-Z and The Notorious B.I.G. all attended high school together in Brooklyn.

While it is nice to imagine the three legends holding ciphers on the regular, Busta says he only battling Jay-Z once; and took a lose for the first time.

Read 5,294 times

full story

thumbnail
Swizz Beatz Dicusses DMX's Struggles, Jay-Z Beef

In light of Swizz Beatz' latest "Monster Mondays" release, "Y'all Don't Really Know," featuring DMX and Busta Rhymes, the Ruff Ryder producer sat down with VladTV to discuss DMX's highly-publicized struggles.

"X is forever my brother. Whatever he wanna do, I'm with it, as long as it's the right thing," explained Swizzy. "X has been X since day one. 

Read 5,213 times

full story

thumbnail
Kurupt To Smoke Up The 2010 Doesha Cup

Hip-Hop vet Kurupt will join a celebrity group of marijuana supporters as a judge during the 2010 Doesha Cup this Saturday (December 4th) at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles.

The Doesha Cup, now it its fifth year, is a private event hosted for California's medial marijuana growers. The annual event is presented by Dr. Ingleweed, who owns the All American Healing dispensary in Inglewood, California.

Read 5,061 times

full story

thumbnail
Curren$y Signs To Asylum/Warner Bros

Former Young Money rapper Curren$y has found a new major label home with Asylum/Warner Bros. The New Orleans native was once signed to imprints from Lil' Wayne, Master P and C-Murder before his current recording home, but eventual fared best as an indie sensation.

In 2009, his career truly saw a resurgence with  the release of This Ain’t No Mixtape and Jet Files through Amalgam Digital.

Read 4,942 times

full story

thumbnail
Hip Hop Album Sales The Week Ending 8/1/2010

Eminem's Recovery finally let go of #1 - to Avenged Sevenfold.

Rick Ross was close behind, however with almost 63,000 units moved of Teflon Don. The Def Jam rapper's fourth official album features work from veterans such as No I.D., DJ Clark Kent and Cee-Lo. Drake's Thank Me Later fell to #5, as Justin Bieber joined the party at #4, climbing from #6 last week.

Read 4,848 times

full story

thumbnail
Game Disses Rampage Jackson Over A-Team Role

As fans of The A-Team gear up for the movie’s debut tonight, Compton rapper Game expressed his frustration with the director’s choice of Quinton “Rampage” Jackson as the iconic figure "B.A. Baracus."

The Game was one of several rappers who expressed serious interest in playing the role of “B.A. Baracus,” the character made famous by Mr. T

Read 4,448 times

full story

thumbnail
Nicki Minaj Sued Over Rented Pink Lambo

Nicki Minaj has been hit with a lawsuit over a pink Lamborghini featured in the video for her latest single “Massive Attack.”

Nicki Minaj rented the Lambo from Hollywood Exotic Car Rental at the cost of $1,750 per day, to include the 2008 luxury vehicle in her video.

Read 4,441 times

full story

thumbnail
50 Cent Sued Over 2009 Attack Over Oral Sex At Mansion

A woman that was assaulted and beaten at 50 Cent's mansion has filed a lawsuit against the rapper and G–Unit Records.

Vasti Ortiz filed the lawsuit in Superior Court of Hartford, Connecticut against G-Unit Films and Television and Curtis Jackson, a.k.a. 50 Cent.

Read 4,296 times

full story