A judge has declared a mistrial in the murder case of a hip-hop promoter already serving a life sentence for smuggling cocaine. U.S. District Judge Colleen McMahon made the ruling Friday in Manhattan federal court after the jury said it was deadlocked. Federal prosecutors had charged James Rosemond and Rodney Johnson in the 2009 shooting death of Lowell Fletcher, an associate of G-Unit.
With 139,000 first-week copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, ScHoolboy Q's major label debut "Oxymoron" opens at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and instantly outsells his first two releases combined.
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis now have another achievement to tuck under their belts: their breakout smash "Thrift Shop," featuring Wanz, is the top song in the 25-year history of the Billboard Hot Rap Songs chart.
As Billboard celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Hot Rap Songs chart, which made its debut on March 11, 1989, we've delved into the tally's history to countdown the top 100 rap songs, and here we dive even deeper and list the top 50 Rap Songs artists, the artists with the most No. 1s, the artists with the most top 10s, and more.