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Future – Turn On The Lights [VIDEO]
This weekend ATL rapper Future released a video teaser for his new single 'Turn On The Lights' and has finally released the full length visuals. In the song Future talks about looking for his dream shawty and not being able to choose just the right one.
Mos Def Featured In Louis Vuitton ‘Core Values’ Campaign
Yasiin Bey, also known as rapper Mos Def, has recently been featured as the star of the new Louis Vuitton commercials as part of their "Core Values" campaign featuring Muhammad Ali. The Video's feature Mos Def in a boxing ring reciting the champs quote's and doing an exceptional job at it …
Drake Receives His First Championship Ring
Well this is new, Young Money rapper Drizzy Drake, as you may or may not know, is a big fan of the University of Kentucky Men's Basketball team. Drizzy as well as Ashley Judd are two of the basketball teams most famous fans, and im sure for that reason they were each presented with a National C…
XXL Magazine Catches Up With Kat Stack$
XXL Magazine recently caught up with infamous female groupie Kat Stacks, who put a BIG handful of rappers on blast for their scandalous ways back in 2010. Kat Stacks came on the scene throwing rapper's under the bus like Bow Wow, Nelly, Fab, Lil Twist, Tyga, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy and many more. Anyw…
Tyga and Blac Chyna Expecting
Whose the next hip hop couple pregnant? 22 year old rapper Tyga and his ex-stripper/model girlfriend Blac Chyna! Yup thats right, Tyga's got a cub on the way, and when I say on the way I mean well on it's way. After pictures surfaced of a very pregnant Chyna, Tyga's twitter groupies w…
Chris Brown Excepts $10 Million Boxing Challenge To Fight Drake
Well well well it seems Mr. Chris Breezy has excepted Alki David, CEO of FilmOn.TV and executive celebrity boxing promoter Damon Feldman's 10 million dollar challenge to square off with Drake in the boxing ring. Brown excepted only after hearing that the winner would receive 9 million dollars a…
Kreayshawn/A Bathing Ape T-shirt Collaboration
The West Coast rapstress/video director Kreayshawn, known for her hit single 'Gucci Gucci' has stepped into the world of fashion. Teaming up with Japanese clothing company 'A Bathing Ape' also known as 'BAPE' to make a few limited edition t-shirts. Bape has been highly …
Meek Mill Gets In Heated Debate With Pastor Over ‘Amen’ Single
It seems Pastor Jomo K. Johnson is not too happy with the use of the term 'Amen' featured in Meek Mill's latest single. The pastor is organizing a boycott of the single "Amen," calling it blasphemous. Both Meek and Johnson called into their local station Hot 107.9 at…
Frank Ocean’s Televison Debut Performance On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Ever since Frank Ocean's coming out, it seems many people have been reaching out to him via social networks to show their support for the young new singer/songwriter. A few nights ago Frank made his debut television performance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.
Chris Brown Previews Album On Ustream While Drawing Graffiti Art
A couple nights ago Chris Brown hopped on Ustream, which he hasn't done in almost a year to promote his new album by giving us a private listening section and street art show. To be completely honest, if Chris ever wanted to change up careers, he's got street art genius in the bag.
Wiz Khalifa – Dont Lie (No Lie Remix)[VIDEO]
Our favorite Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifa has dropped off a new video for his 'No Lie' remix which was originally done by 2 Chainz and Drake but he switched up the name a little to 'Don't Lie'. With his Album 'O.N.I.F.C' dropping August 28, Wiz is definitely keeping the promotional train going by g…
Frank Ocean Officially Comes Out
A couple days ago rumors surfaced about Frank Ocean possibly being bisexual after ThisIsMax.com released an exclusive review of Franks new album 'Channel Orange'. In the review Max praised Frank for coming out through his album and being bold enough to do so.
Frank Ocean Admits To Bisexuality Through New Album?
This Past year has been quite the stepping stone for new R&B artist Frank Ocean. The new Def Jam artist is set to release his debut album 'Channel Orange' on July 17, and according to the British magazine 'This Is Max' preview review, Frank Ocean may be admitting to Bisex…
Lauryn Hill Faces Up To Three Years In Prison For Tax Evasion
Eight time Grammy winner Lauryn Hill could be facing up to 3 years in prison after pleading guilty two days ago to evading federal taxes in the U.S. District court of Newark, NJ.
Frank Ocean Releases Debut Album ‘Channel Orange’ Tracklist and Cover Art
A few weeks ago Def Jam new comer and Odd Future member Frank ocean took to his Tumblr to release a one minute:forty five second video preview featuring a new song called 'TV' off of his debut album titled 'Channel Orange' and as of last week has released the cover art and track-…
Snoop Dogg Busted For Marijuana In Norway
Uncle Snoop D-O double G is set to perform at the Hove Festival tonight in Norway but was detained at Kjevic airport in Kristansand by customs officers this morning. The Adger Police Dept. told TMZ that officials found 8 grams of Marijuana on my boy Snoop.
Female Fans Attack Big Sean At Detroit Summer Jam
Big Sean recently hit up his hometown Detroit to perform at Summer Jam and man were the ladies BEYOND excited! When the Big man stepped on stage the crowd went nuts, the women especially trying to figure out any which way to pull this man into the crowd (buh buh buh buh Big Sean!).
Freestyle Friday’s: No Beef Edition Coming Soon
This past Wednesday Hot 99.1 brought together 5 Local Artists and 2 DJ's to present to you Freestyle Friday's 'NO BEEF' Special Edition featuring AirlineJay, Flee, Eli McFly, Papa Dukes, Legend, DJ Ketchup and DJ Show. Dedicating this to everyone who has lost someone to violence, bringing back the c…
Drake And Chris Brown Fight Over Rihanna In NY Night Club
Police sources reveal that a bottle throwing dispute over platinum selling artist Rihanna took place between Young Money rapper Drake and R&B/Pop star Chris Brown at W.I.P night club in Soho, NY.
Hot97 Interviews Lebron James’ Headband
I know that poor Lebron James gets picked on a lot about his hairline that every few years may or may not get pushed back a little, but I have to share this very EXCLUSIVE interview Hot97 did with "the hardest working headband in the NBA."
DMX AT THE UPSTATE CONCERT HALL
If you haven't heard about the crazy show that went on at the Upstate Concert Hall (formerly known as Northern Lights) this past Friday featuring an OG from the game, DMX, then you might want to keep reading!
Kanye West – Mercy Ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz [VIDEO]
Our Wednesday just got better thanks to Kanye West and the G.O.O.D Music crew. Today they have dropped the 'Mercy' video featuring Kanye, Big Sean, 2 Chainz and Pusha T. You can also catch cameo's from Teyana Taylor and Kid Cudi dancing in the background.
A$AP Rocky Ft. ScHoolboy Q – Brand New Guy [VIDEO]
Since the release of last year's mixtape 'Live Love ASAP', Asap Rocky has yet to take a break from the spotlight (smart move, get it while your hot!). Dropping a new video for 'Brand New Guy,' featuring LA native ScHoolboy Q, Rocky also took part in the directing of this vid…
Underground Sound: Vinny Cha$e [VIDEO]
Vinny Cha$e is a Harlem, NY native that is beginning to make a lot of noise on the music and fashion scene, but contrary to popular belief this industry is nothing new to Mr. Cha$e. Vinny first got his foot in the music industry 2004-2008 by directing music videos and shooting hip hop do…
Sneak Peak: The Story Of Yo! MTV Raps To Premiere On VH1 [VIDEO]
Some may be too young to remember this throwback tv classic in pop culture but those of us who do are surely excited! 'The story of Yo! MTV Raps' is set to hit VH1 Thursday, June 7 at 10 PM EST. They have also just released a teaser featuring Tupac and his beef with the Hughes Bros. in 199…
Nas – ‘Daughters’ [VIDEO]
Rap veteran Nas has dropped the video for his new single 'Daughters' off the new album 'Life is Good'. In the video Nas gives a look into his personal life as a father these past years. The video features real scenario's that Nas went through in his battle with himself to be a better father. A guest…
Chris Brown, Meek Mill, And Drake Tweef Over Rihanna
YES MORE TWITTER BEEF PLEASE! The twitter beef may be getting out of hand but i found this particular one hilarious. Chris Brown, Meek Mill, and Drake all beefing over Rihanna via twitter. Really fellas?
New Lil Wayne Track ‘Goulish’ Pusha T Diss
The beef between Young Money and G.O.O.D Music has been getting pretty interesting lately, especially since Lil Wayne just dropped a diss record aimed at Pusha T called 'Goulish'. After the release of Exodus 23:1 (Pusha T's diss to Drake) Weezy has had a few choice words for the G.O.O…
M.I.A SIGNS TO ROC NATION
"I fly like paper, get high like planes, if you catch me at the border i got Visa's in my name." I know you remember the catchy 2008 hit 'Paper Planes' by british femcee M.I.A, well she's back and under a new label! Yesterday the Roc Nation label tweeted a welco…
New Wiz Khalifa ‘Work Hard Play Hard’ [VIDEO]
By now you have to have heard Wiz Khalifa's catchy new single 'Work Hard Play Hard', and now he has brought us some visuals to go along with the new hit. The video is based out of the rappers hometown Pittsburgh where three people are being filmed on their daily grind...