What kind of Father’s Day gift do you buy a first-time dad who has a reported $40 million Learjet? A gold-encrusted cranium, of course. Apparently, Kanye West bought a $34,000 golden skull as a gift for doting father Jay-Z. WTF?
It’s been three years since we heard any new material from Alicia Keys. Since her hiatus, the R&B songbird became a new mom to three-year-old Egypt and is enjoying the married life with hubby Swizz Beatz. Now she’s ready to make her return to music.
Those of you hankering for more A$AP Rocky, well, the wait is almost over. The Harlem rhyme-spitter revealed that he will release his debut album ‘LongLiveA$AP’ on Sept. 11 via Polo Grounds Music/RCA Records.
Rapper M.I.A. has been dropping a slew of remixes this past week for her latest single ‘Bad Girls,’ which will all appear on her ‘Bad Girls — The Remixes’ EP (due out on July 3). M.I.A.’s newest remix was crafted by Danja’s production company N.A.R.S. and it features Missy Elliott and Azealia Banks — two ladies who know how to spit lyrical hot fire.
The issue of misogyny in rap has always been a thorny subject when it comes to the music. Female rappers like Nicki Minaj have openly embraced the word “b—-,” while male rappers use it to describe women.
Rapper Lupe Fiasco addresses the issue of the B-word on his new single, ‘Bad B—-,’ which is from his upcoming LP ‘Food & Liquor: The Great American Rap Album.’
Snoop Dogg‘s son, Cordell Broadus, is one of the top dogs in high-school football, and if everything goes to plan he could be headed to a top university after he graduates in 2015. Although he just finished his freshman year at Diamond Bar High School, Broadus has received a scholarship offer to play football at UCLA.
While Jay-Z and Kanye West were ballin’ onstage at London’s Hackney Weekend event on Saturday (June 23), Beyonce was wilding out in the crowd. During the Throne’s umpteenth rendition of ‘N—as in Paris,’ Mrs. B was caught on camera going bonkers in the wet grasslands.
Jay-Z and Alicia Keys‘ Grammy-winning song ‘Empire State of Mind’ was an anthemic love letter to their beloved city of New York. Now the two New Yorkers have teamed up to help lure businesses to the Big Apple with their piano-driven anthem.
Rappers, get ready to tuck your whole summer in. Kanye West has penciled in Aug. 7 for the release of his G.O.O.D. Music compilation ‘Cruel Summer,’ according to Rolling Stone. Pusha T revealed the release date during an interview with Hot 97 personality Funkmaster Flex.
After a long hiatus from the rap game, Ludacris is up to his old tricks again in a new video for his freestyle over Ca$h Out’s hit song, ‘Cashin’ Out.’ Not only that he adds a NSFW segment for his just-released booty anthem ‘Jingalin.’
In 2010, DJ Khaled released a song called ‘All I Do Is Win,’ in which he vowed to never stop winning in the rap game. Fast forward to 2012, and the city of Miami is winning as their team the Miami Heat are now NBA champions for the second time.
It’s time to step it up! Veteran hitmaker Timbaland has partnered with Ne-Yo for a dance track that should heat things up this summer. Their new song ‘Hands in the Air,’ will appear on the upcoming soundtrack for the new dance movie ‘Step Up Revolution.’
Chris Brown has the rap forums abuzz over remarks he made about hip-hop in an interview with Fuse TV (spotted at Complex). The R&B crooner believes that hip-hop is dying off as a brand (or genre) because of its lack of marketability and profitability.
If you think 2 Chainz is everywhere now, just wait until the summer. The Atlanta rapper is gearing up to open for Nicki Minaj on her Pink Friday tour, according to MTV News. The North American trek starts July 16 in Chicago and ends on Aug. 12 in Vancouver.
Usher is back on top! The R&B crooner nabbed his fourth No. 1 album with ‘Looking 4 Myself.’ The collection premiered atop of the latest Billboard 200 chart with 128,000 copies moved in its first week of release. The album also is No. 1 in 9 other countries including the UK, Germany, Japan and the Netherlands.
Chris Brown is still continuing his promotional run for his new album ‘Fortune.’ Today (June 19), the R&B crooner premiered his futuristic commercial for the project. The ad features a young Asian kid who walks into an abandoned warehouse and is confronted by shadowy figures.
Rapper 2 Chainz has finally released his video for the street banger ‘No Lie’ featuring Drake. The black-and-white clip, which was helmed by director X, boasts some interesting visuals but some of it will probably leave you scratching your head.
Nicki Minaj‘s abrupt cancelation at Summer Jam 2012 concert may be a distant memory, but we haven’t heard from Lil Wayne on why he made an “executive move” to pull his superstar artist out of the show. That is, until now.
As he brings his successful Club Paradise Tour to a close, Drake is now planning ahead for his third LP. While much of the songs on his ‘Take Care’ album reveal the ups and downs of fame, for his new project, Drizzy will show how he has evolved as an artist.
Summer is almost here and what better way to celebrate than to have a backyard party with your friends and family. That’s the motif in Kelly Rowland‘s new video for ‘Summer Dreaming.’ The song is actually a remix of the 90′s hit song of the same name by Kate Yanai.
Hip-hop heavyweight Kanye West has announced that he will perform two exclusive concerts at Revel Resort in Atlantic City, N.J., this summer. The Throne rapper will rock the mic on July 6 and 7 at Revel’s Ovation Hall venue.
The casualties from the Chris Brown and Drakenightclub brawl continue to rise as a New York model has come forward to reveal her injuries she sustained during the fracas. Ingrid Gutierrez is speaking out about what she witnessed at club W.i.P (Work in Progress) before champagne bottles were thrown around like freebies.
As T.I. preps the release of his long-awaited eighth album ‘Trouble Man,’ he offers his latest visual for the LP’s lead single, ‘Love This Life.’ Directed by Ryan Hope, the Atlanta rhyme-slinger is looking stylish in his video as he promises his lover the finer things in life.
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