Damon Dash Sues Ex-Wife Rachel Roy for $2.5 Million After Losing Custody of Kids
Damon Dash is tired of taking losses. It's not even June and he's already been mocked in the form of a Twitter hashtag and lost custody of his two daughters. Now the former Roc-A-Fella Records founder is trying to come out a winner by going the legal route.
Happy Birthday, Al Green!
When you think soul music, Al Green is one of the first who comes to mind. Today (April 13), one of the genre's greatest singers and hitmakers turns 69.
Public Enemy’s ‘Brothers Gonna Work It Out’ Is an Underrated Black Liberation Anthem Neces…
Twenty-five years ago, Public Enemy debuted their third studio album, 'Fear of a Black Planet,' which featured the underrated black liberation anthem, "Brothers Gonna Work It Out." The song is as important today as it was then. We revisit the track and its place in today's l…
Happy Birthday, Biz Markie!
Somewhere in America, there's a frat house or some teenager blasting "Just a Friend." The song is just that timeless. We have its creator Biz Markie to thank for that. The rapper turns 51 today (April 8).
Happy Birthday, Quavo!
Rosa Parks sat so Martin Luther King, Jr. could walk. King walked so Barack Obama could run for president. Obama's running so Migos could fly -- with that Drake co-sign. The rap trio's member Migos is soaring high today (April 2) on his 24th birthday.
Happy Birthday, Kid Ink!
Kid Ink's birthday falls on April Fool's Day, which is unfortunate. But it's OK. The rapper, born Brian Todd Collins, is still getting it at the age of 29 and there's no joke about that.
Jamie Foxx and Chris Brown Perform ‘You Changed Me’ at 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards [VIDE…
Jamie Foxx puts on a solid performance of his new song, "You Changed Me," with Chris Brown at the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards.
Gucci Mane Releases ‘Breakfast,’ ‘Lunch’ and ‘Dinner’ Albums in Prison
Gucci Mane's music may be polarizing from a critical perspective, but he's still a legend regardless. That's because there's no artists who have released more projects behind bars. Out of nowhere, Gucci decided to drop three albums -- ingeniously titled Breakfast, Lunch and Dinne…
A$AP Rocky, FKA twigs Featured in Red Bull Music Academy Festival New York
The Red Bull Academy will stop by New York City for a month-long spate of events. The two bigger highlights are a performance from FKA twigs and a conversation with A$AP Rocky.
10 Most Anticipated Rappers & Singers at SXSW 2015
There are hundreds of artists performing in Austin, Texas in March for the annual SXSW music festival. This is a solid starting point of what's to come down south. Check out the 10 Most Anticipated Rappers & Singers at SXSW 2015.
OverDoz. Talk Collaborating With Pharrell and Kendrick Lamar, ‘Rich White Friends’ and Kno…
West Coast rap group OverDoz speak on how they landed collaborations with Pharrell and Kendrick Lamar, what the game's been missing, diversity and more in their conversation with The Boombox.
Rita Ora Belts Out ‘Grateful’ at 2015 Oscars [VIDEO]
The romantic drama Beyond the Lights didn't get much love from moviegoers despite being a solid film released last year. At least the movie's Oscar-nominated song, "Grateful," gets a proper representation thanks to Rita Ora at the 87th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday night (Feb. …
Kanye West Steals Beck’s Spotlight During Album of the Year Presentation at 2015 Grammy Aw…
Remember Kanye West's mic-stealing moment with Taylor Swift at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards? The rapper poked fun at himself by reenacting the infamous act at the 2015 Grammy Awards.
Beyonce’s ‘Drunk in Love’ Wins Best R&B Performance at 2015 Grammy Awards
Queen Bey is still winning. Beyonce's 'Drunk in Love' earned her the golden gramophone for Best R&B Performance at the 2015 Grammy Awards.
Bobbi Kristina Brown Is Fighting for Her Life, Family Says
Bobbi Kristina Brown's family released a statement clarifying that she's still in grave trouble after being found in a bathtub Saturday (Jan. 31). The daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston is still "fighting for her life."
Suge Knight Officially Charged With Murder and Attempted Murder
Things went from bizarre to bleak for Suge Knight over the past few days. He's been formally charged right after his $2 million bail was revoked.
Katy Perry, Missy Elliott & Lenny Kravitz Perform at 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show [VIDEO]
The 2015 Super Bowl Halftime Show will go down in history as the one where Missy Elliott stole the show from Katy Perry.
25 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know About Mary J. Blige
To put it simply, Mary J. Blige has always been Mary J. Blige, but even her most dedicated fans may need to be schooled about a thing or two from her past. Check out 25 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Mary J. Blige.
August Alsina Gets Into a Fight at Anti-Violence Concert [VIDEO]
It doesn’t look like August Alsina is letting go of that bad boy of R&B title anytime soon. On Saturday (Jan. 17), the New Orleans singer got into a huge brawl backstage at the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis, where, oddly enough, a non-violence concert was taken place.
Faith Evans Talks Tupac’s Beef & Biggie’s Infidelity With Lil’ Kim in Unearthed Interview …
One of the few things that made Tupac Shakur and the Notorious B.I.G.'s beef personal was the involvement of Faith Evans. During their rap tiff, she was still married to Biggie and rumors circulated that Shakur had sexual relations with Evans. In a previously unreleased interview with Video Mus…
10 Singers You Need to Pay Attention to in 2015
From Raury to Snoh Aalegra, check out what you need to know about the next crop of superstars in 10 Singers You Need to Pay Attention to in 2015.
John Legend & Common Win Best Original Song for ‘Glory’ at 2015 Golden Globe Awards [VIDEO…
John Legend and Common celebrated a major accomplishment Sunday night (Jan. 11), by taking home the award for Best Original Song at the 2015 Golden Globe Awards.
Rowdy Rebel Drops ‘She All About the Shmoney’ Featuring Bobby Shmurda & Too $hort
Rapper Rowdy Rebel may be currently incarcerated but that isn't stopping his fans from hearing new music. The Brooklyn, N.Y. native debuts 'She All About the Shmoney' featuring Bobby Shmurda and Too $hort.
New Music Releases – January 2015
Joey Bada$$, Lupe Fiasco, Kat Dahlia and more are scheduled to deliver new projects this month. Check out what to expect from some of your favorite rappers and singers.
Nicki Minaj Acts Out in This Clip From Her High School Days [VIDEO]
Nicki Minaj shows off her dramatic acting chops in a video from her days at Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
10 Best Hip-Hop Videos of 2014
Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky and Childish Gambino are a few of the deserving artists in the 10 Best Hip-Hop Videos of 2014.
J. Cole, ‘2014 Forest Hills Drive’ [ALBUM REVIEW]
J. Cole releases his third studio effort, '2014 Forest Hills Drive.' Find out if the rapper's album is worth a listen.
Rihanna Gives Details on Eighth Album
Is a new Rihanna album on the way? The singer gives details on her eighth project.
Kim Kardashian’s Butt Covers Paper Magazine
The headline of Kim Kardashian's cover for Paper Magazine says, "Break The Internet." It's a pretty good attempt at doing so.
Rapper Posts Fake Def Jam Contract on Instagram, Gets Slandered on Twitter
A day after celebrating its 30th anniversary, Def Jam finds itself in the headlines thanks to one rapper's thirst for fame.