1. Spike Lee Prepping Michael Jackson 'Bad' Documentary

    July 10, 2012 8:00 PM EDT Spike Lee worked with Michael Jackson and considered him a friend, but the director says even he learned a lot combing through footage of the icon for a planned documentary about the singer's "Bad" album. Lee calls it a "treasure chest of findings." "We have…

  2. Iggy Pop & Bethany Cosentino Vamp on 'Let's Boot and Rally'

    July 05, 2012 7:36 PM EDT Iggy Pop and Best Coast 's Bethany Cosentino have teamed up for "True Blood." The unlikely pair duets on the song "Let's Boot and Rally," a track written for the HBO vampire drama by the show's music supervisor, Gary Calamar, and songwriter James Combs. …

  3. Rapper G. Dep Sentenced in 1993 Shooting

    May 08, 2012 8:17 PM EDT When rapper G. Dep turned himself in for a nearly 2-decade-old shooting, he told police he wanted to clear his conscience. He found out Tuesday what the consequences would be: 15 years to life in prison, the minimum term for his murder conviction. A judge, prosecutors and even the jury…

  4. Maybach Music Day: Label Signs Omarion, Sets Rick Ross Album Release Date

    May 02, 2012 5:30 PM EDT As soon as an invite to a Maybach Music Group -- Rick Ross ' Warner Bros. imprint -- press conference hit many inboxes, theories of what would be discussed sprung up across many timelines. Is Rick Ross signing Omarion ? "Is Rick Ross signing Ma$e ? Will an album, or two, or three,…

  5. Mase Teases Return to Music

    April 27, 2012 1:05 PM EDT "I'm not sure what kind of decisions he's going to make, [but] I would love to see him in my camp," French Montana says. On April 17, SpiffTV Films-the production company that shoots most of the videos for Rick Ross ' Maybach Music Group releases- tweeted a photo of…

  6. Dick Clark, American Music Icon, Dead at 82

    April 18, 2012 4:25 PM EDT Dick Clark, the ever-youthful television host and tireless entrepreneur who helped bring rock 'n' roll into the mainstream on "American Bandstand," and later produced and hosted a vast range of programming from game shows to the year-end countdown from Times Square on …

  7. Diddy Tops Forbes' Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists

    April 17, 2012 7:38 PM EDT Diddy is 2012's top-earning hip-hop mogul, according to Forbes . The artist born Sean Combs is worth $550 million, according to the magazine, which includes his stakes in Ciroc Vodka, Sean John and Enyce clothing, Blue Flame marketing and his label, Bad Boy Records. The entrepreneurial…

  8. Mentally Ill Man Breaks into Diddy's East Hampton Home

    April 13, 2012 10:00 PM EDT Diddy has been having an unexpected house guest. In the early hours of April 1, Jamaica, Queens native Quamine Taylor, 30, reportedly made his way into Sean "Diddy" Combs' East Hampton residence through an unlocked basement door. Combs had been away at the time, allowing Taylor…

  9. Dawn Richard Talks End of Diddy-Dirty Money, 'Armor On' EP & More

    April 03, 2012 12:00 PM EDT Dawn Richard is ready for war. In the past seven years, the singer has endured everything from the breakup of all-girl group Danity Kane to the unexpected disbandment of hip-hop trio Diddy-Dirty Money . But the release of her solo EP "Armor On" (March 27), only proves that Dawn is…

  10. Diddy & Dry Ice at Kanye West's Paris Fashion Show

    March 07, 2012 6:20 PM EST What do you get when you mix fur, dry ice and Sean Combs? Kanye West's Fashion Show! Yeezy took The City Of Lights by storm with his second ready-to-wear collection on Tuesday (March 6) during Paris Fashion Week. His much-anticipated show was an improvement from the first, revealing West…

  11. Mariah Carey Dazzles During First Post-Pregnancy Performance

    March 02, 2012 11:30 AM EST Singer Performs Hits at NYC Event, Shouts Out 'Dem Babies' Just 10 months after giving birth to twins Moroccan and Monroe, a soulful and slender ("30 lbs [less] on Jenny Craig," according to her rep) Mariah Carey returned to the stage with a set at New York's Gotham…

  12. Jim Jones Arrested After Casino Brawl

    February 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST Rapper Jim Jones was arrested Saturday in a brawl that broke out after a party hosted by Sean "Diddy" Combs at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, police said. A total of five people were charged in the fight that started after 2 a.m. in the foyer of the MGM Grand casino, where Combs…

  13. Album Review: Van Halen, 'A Different Kind of Truth'

    February 23, 2012 8:00 AM EST VAN HALEN "A Different Kind of Truth" Producers: Van Halen, John Shanks Label: Interscope Records Release Date: Feb. 7 It's been a whopping 28 years since David Lee Roth last made an album as the frontman of Van Halen -- more than twice as long, in other words, as his original…

  14. Heavy D Remembered in 'Be Inspired' Documentary

    February 22, 2012 9:37 PM EST The story of late rap pioneer Heavy D will be chronicled in a documentary airing Sunday on Centric TV. "Be Inspired: The Life of Heavy D" will feature interviews with the Jamaican-born rapper's family and artists such as Will Smith, Mary J. Blige and Queen Latifah, according to…

  15. Diddy to Launch Revolt, a New Music Network, Through Comcast

    February 21, 2012 12:20 PM EST Comcast, the nation's largest cable provider with more than 22 million subscribers, is teaming up with Sean " Diddy " Combs to distribute his own network. Comcast will also distribute networks owned NBA superstar Magic Johnson, and Hollywood director Robert Rodriguez. The…

  16. Report: Diddy Hospitalized & Released For Headache

    February 13, 2012 3:15 PM EST Shortly after hosting a post-Grammy party at the Playboy Mansion last night (Feb. 12), Diddy suffered a "massive headache" and was taken to the hospital, TMZ reports. Diddy's camp were worried of his pain and decided to drive Diddy to the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center…

  17. Simon Cowell To Launch DJ Competition Show

    January 25, 2012 1:20 PM EST Between his work on "American Idol," "Britain's Got Talent" and "The X Factor," Simon Cowell has been harvesting pop stars and helping to hone their natural talents for over a decade. He has made Kelly Clarkson , Carrie Underwood and Leona Lewis household…

  18. Behind the Scenes of Cobra Starship's 'Middle Finger' Video: Watch

    January 20, 2012 4:43 PM EST Cobra Starship 's new video is killing haters with kindness. "The song is kind of like, fun, cheeky, screw-you-haters vibe," singer Gabe Saporta told Billboard.com on the set of "Middle Finger." But the video finds the band doing good deeds -- helping old folks across…

  19. Karmin's Style Council

    December 22, 2011 12:40 PM EST Chart Article An artist resembling Rosie the Riveter rapping like Busta Rhymes seems contradictory, but Amy Heidemann, one half of the band Karmin doesn't find her identity extraordinary. "I like that it has made [our music] more accessible to fans because it's not as…

  20. Young Jeezy's 'TM103': Track-By-Track Review

    December 20, 2011 1:20 PM EST Three years is not a particularly long period of time, but for a marquee hip-hop artist like Young Jeezy , it's an eternity. The last time Young Jeezy put out an album -- in 2008, when he released "The Recession" -- Barack Obama had yet to be elected, and the actual recession…

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