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Coolio’s Assault Charges Dropped
Charges against rapper Coolio were dropped Tuesday (Sept. 24), following a report that he allegedly assaulted his girlfriend in April.
M.I.A. Addresses ‘Ridiculous’ NFL Lawsuit for 2012 Super Bowl Incident
The NFL is suing rapper M.I.A. for flipping the bird during a 2012 Super Bowl performance alongside Madonna and Nicki Minaj. Now, the rapper has responded, calling the allegations "completely ridiculous."
New Music Releases — October 2013
October is a reminder that we're in the final lap of 2013, and with that comes a couple of long-awaited projects that will finally be hitting shelves this fall.
New Music Releases — September 2013
September is for lovers as R&B dominates the new music releases for the month. The records coming right before fall hits focus on themes of the heart.
Just Blaze Talks Working on Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Video Game
Veteran hip-hop producer Just Blaze is back in the studio, but this time it's not for your favorite rapper's album. The jack-of-all-trades worked on sounds for the classic action cartoon-turned-video game 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows.'
‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta’ Season 2 Finale Recap: Stevie J Gives Rings to Joseline and Mimi, K. Michelle Moves to New York
On the Season 2 finale of ‘Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta,' Stevie J doesn’t say "yes" to Joseline’s proposal, but he doesn’t say "no" either. “We got time, baby,” he says to Joseline, whose eyes are twinkling. He accepts the idea of them becoming “life partners” instead.
J. Cole and Wale Team Up for What Dreams May Come Tour
J. Cole and Wale are teaming up for a performance trek that will hit major cities in late summer and fall.
Alicia Keys and Maxwell Working on Duet EP
Alicia Keys and Maxwell's collaboration, 'Fire We Make,' is heating up the charts and the two superstar singers are going back to the studio to create some more magic with an EP of duets.
A$AP Rocky Slaps Female Fan at Australia Concert [Video]
A$AP Rocky was caught on camera smacking a female fan in the face during his concert at the Hordern Pavilion in Australia Friday night (June 28).
Waka Flocka Flame Will Produce Amanda Bynes’ Rap Album
It is now evident that Waka Flocka Flame wants to be Captain Save Amanda Bynes. He's currently in negotiations to sign the former childhood actress to his record label, Brick Squad Monopoly. Bynes has been at the center of media attention lately for her bizarre behavior and lashing out at other celebrities with out-of-pocket comments on Twitter...
Ice Cube Performs ‘It Was a Good Day’ on ‘Jimmy Fallon’
Ice Cube is back. The veteran Cali rapper took the stage on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' and performed his No. 1 Billboard rap hit 'It Was a Good Day' with the assistance of the Roots.
Chief Keef Arrested After Pleading Guilty to Speeding Charge
Rapper Chief Keef can't win. The 17-year-old was arrested today, just minutes he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of speeding at 110 mph on Chicago's Edens Expressway last month.
Alicia Keys Has the Blues in ‘Tears Always Win’ Video
Alicia Keys always delivers a good plot for her music videos. The visual for her song, 'Tears Always Win,' is no different.
New Album Releases — July 2013
The temperature is rising, the days are longer and clothes are coming off. Summer is here and so music listeners are awaiting the summer bangers for the soundtrack to their lives for the warmer months.
Tyga Launches Flavored Water Drink
Like his fellow Young Money counterparts, Tyga is now making business moves outside of music. The young Cali spitta has partnered with Pop Water to launch his own natural fruit water drink.
J. Cole, ‘Born Sinner’ – Album Review
“I feed off of rejection,” said J. Cole as he gave the back story of his sophomore album, ‘Born Sinner,’ for a room full of fans and press at his listening session in New York City Thursday evening (June 7) at the SVA Theatre. The 28-year-old emcee’s journey up to this point has been complicated.
Diddy Debuts Diddy Jet Dance
Diddy never stops entertaining us. Today, he debuts the "Diddy Jet Dance."
Wale Shares Disappointment Over Tiara Thomas Signing to Rico Love’s Division1
In business, loyalty is never certain as people sometimes take opportunities that work best for them in the moment. Tiara Thomas, who wrote Wale's current hit 'Bad,' recently signed to Division1/Interscope Records. The rapper was a bit disappointed in the move and admitted he was a "causality of the game" as a result.
Juicy J Goes Black and White for ‘Ain’t No Coming Down’ Video
Juicy J is on a permanent high in his new Frank Paladino and Ted Cadillac-directed video for his song 'Ain't No Coming Down.' If there ever was a commercial for kush, this video would be it.
India.Arie Is Saved From Distress in New ‘Cocoa Butter’ Video
In this simplistic visual, India.Arie is a damsel in distress and putting the pieces of her broken heart back together after a failed relationship.
Tiara Thomas Signs With Division1/Interscope Records
Singer Tiara Thomas, known for her vocals on Wale's new song, 'Bad,' as of late, has just inked a record deal with Division1/Interscope Records. The signing was announced today by her new label.
LL Cool J’s ’14 Shots to the Dome’ Remembered 20 Years Later
The year was 1993, and it seemed rapper LL Cool J could do no wrong. At 25, he was the poster boy for commercial success in hip-hop with four major selling albums under his belt. So his fifth studio LP, ’14 Shots to the Dome,' was highly-anticipated when it was released on this day, 20 years ago.
Jennifer Hudson Is ‘Gone, Gone, Gone’ on New Song
Jennifer Hudson is chucking the deuces to her lying, misleading and cheating man on her new track, 'Gone, Gone, Gone.'
Trey Songz Rakes in $50,000 a Month From Fan Club App
Trey Songz's fan club app has been a huge money-maker for the singer since it launched in December 2012. The Angel Network (aka TAN) has over 52,000 users who send Songz virtual bottles of champagne and imaginary chocolates for a few bucks.
10 Legendary Rap Albums of the 2000s
The 2000s just left us. But as we know, time in hip-hop is much shorter than dog years. If we were to transport ourselves back to 2000, we'll hear a whole different sound dominating the airwaves. In the midst of this nostalgia, we'll also notice the rise of southern hip-hop in the mainstream and just like the region's food, it eventually stuck to our ribs.
Can You Guess Which Rapper Lives in This Mansion?
This Connecticut mansion belongs to one multi-million dollar rapper from Queens, N.Y. Can you guess the owner of this mansion? Click below for the clues.
Mac Miller’s ‘Watching Movies With the Sound Off’ Tracklist Revealed
Mac Miller is releasing his sophomore album, 'Watching Movies With the Sound Off,' on June 18 and he reveals the tracklisting for the effort.
2 Chainz Announces Sophomore Album Release Date
2 Chainz is in the studio cooking up something new for the follow-up to last summer's 'Based on a T.R.U. Story.'
Birdman and Rick Ross, ‘The H: The Lost Album, Vol. 1′ – Mixtape Review
Birdman and Rick Ross had some tracks sitting in the vault and decided to brush off the dust and let the people hear it.
Chief Keef Lashes Out at Katy Perry for ‘Hate Bein’ Sober’ Diss
Chief Keef doesn't take any kind of criticism towards his music lightly.