Nicki Minaj

5 Things We Hope to See Nicki Minaj Do on 'SNL'

A week before the release of "The Pinkprint," Nicki Minaj returns to "Saturday Night Live" as the musical guest on Dec. 6. Here are five things we want to see her do on the show.
Beanie Sigel Awake After Shooting

Beanie Sigel Awake After Shooting

Authorities and Beanie Sigel's lawyer initially called the wound life-threatening, but hospital officials told police that the rapper was awake Friday afternoon after surgery, Pleasantville police Chief Jose Ruiz said.
Common, 2014

Common Talks 'Glory,' His 'Selma' Duet With John Legend: 'It's for Dr. King'

The trailer for the civil rights drama Selma was scored with a hip-hop song by Public Enemy, as a sort of promise to audiences that this wouldn't be a musty treatment of a mid-'60s story. When the film premieres on Christmas Day, of course, the music won't so overtly contradict the period -- until the end credits, anyway, when "Glory," a song by Common and John Legend, will bring things up to date, both lyrically and musically.
Iggy Azalea

Why Iggy Azalea Will Win the Best Rap Album Grammy: Op-Ed

When it comes to rap in regards to the Grammys, the question has become not who we hope wins, but who will win. And the answer usually comes in a trembling echo of united frustration. It happened last year when Kendrick Lamar was up against Macklemore. Rap aficionados were rooting for the Compton, Calif., rapper, whose critically acclaimed debut good kid, m.a.a.d city was branded an instant classic, but Macklemore, who many didn't consider as an "authentic" MC, ultimately swept the category.

'Shady XV' Compilation Starts at No. 1 on Rap Albums

Shady Records' roster -- including head honcho Eminem -- have taken the No. 1 spot on Rap Albums with 138,000 units of 'Shady XV' sold in its first week (ending Nov. 30, according to Nielsen Music).