1. Young Money Announces New Compilation, 'Rise of an Empire'

    January 22, 2014 9:50 PM EST The new album will arrive March 11 After releasing its last compilation over four years ago, Young Money Entertainment has announced a new release for 2014. "Young Money: Rise of an Empire," the label's second compilation featuring its roster of artists -- and third overall,…

  2. Rick Ross, Birdman Release 'The H: The Lost Album Vol. 1' Mixtape

    May 23, 2013 4:31 PM EDT Five years after its initial release date, Birdman and Rick Ross drop their collaborative mixtape, "The H: The Lost Album Vol. 1." The 11-track effort, hosted by DJ Khaled, features guest appearances by Kevin Rudolf, Mack Maine and Gudda. Also news, atleast to me, is Gudda…

  3. Lil Wayne, 'I Am Not A Human Being II': Track-By-Track Review

    March 22, 2013 12:56 PM EDT Lil Wayne's nearly two-decade tenure in rap has been punctuated with moments of audacity that not even the grimiest rappers dare touch. Wayne's led a double life in the game, where one moment he is yearning to penetrate pop territory and the next he's firing back as the …

  4. Lil Wayne's 'I Am Not a Human Being II' Track List Released: Nicki Minaj, 2 Chainz & More

    March 04, 2013 8:24 PM EST Juicy J, Big Sean, Drake and many more will appear on the feature-heavy set. This past weekend brought the release of Lil Wayne’s ”I Am Not A Human Being II” track list. The soon-to-be tenth studio album from Weezy features 11 other artists, or as the rapper puts it, his friends. “I’m usually…

  5. Lauryn Hill, Nas, Young Jeezy Take Over 2012 Summer Jam

    June 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT After Lil' Wayne Orders Nicki Minaj to Cancel Set, Nas Steps Up, With Hill's Help, at Hot 97 Fest Hip-hop beefs aren't new to Hot 97's Summer Jam. One of the most notorious feuds was ignited on the Summer Jam stage in 2001. Jay-Z and Nas 's rivalry took physical form…

  6. Ask Billboard: What-The-Forget Is Going On?

    January 28, 2011 5:35 PM EST Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, sales and airplay, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name, as well as your city, state and country, if outside the U.S. WHAT-THE-FORGET…

  7. Susan Boyle Likely To Beat Mary J. Blige For No. 1 Album

    December 23, 2009 6:00 PM EST She kept Alicia Keys' "The Element of Freedom" from topping the Billboard 200 this week , and now it's looking like Susan Boyle will block another diva -- Mary J. Blige -- from the No. 1 slot. Industry sources suggest that Boyle's "I Dreamed a Dream" could…

  8. Illfonics Hope Kid Cudi Production Sends Them Over The 'Moon'

    October 07, 2009 5:13 PM EDT Last month, producer Matt Friedman got his first taste of the upper tier of the Billboard 200 when Kid Cudi 's debut album, "Man on the Moon: The End of Day," for which he produced a track titled "Enter Galactic," entered at No. 4. Now, Friedman and partner Jedd…

  9. Lil Wayne's Young Money Tour Rolls On Without Injured Drake

    August 03, 2009 3:10 PM EDT Lil Wayne's Young Money Presents: America's Most Wanted Music Festival hit Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre in New York Saturday night (Aug. 1) without the rapper's protégé Drake , who took a nasty onstage spill the night before and aggravated an already-serious knee injury. Though…

  10. Young Money, "Every Girl"

    July 24, 2009 5:52 PM EDT Young Money -- better known as the rappers Lil Wayne , Drake , Jae Millz, Gudda Gudda and Mack Maine -- reaches new heights of lyrical ambition on its summer anthem. It also leaves little to the imagination. But unlike like Wayne's other sexually-charged hits ("Lollipop," "…

  11. Chart Beat: Jonas Brothers, Drake, Mariah Carey

    June 25, 2009 3:45 PM EDT FAMILY AFFAIR, PART 1: Jonas Brothers burst onto the Billboard 200 at No. 1 with "Lines, Vines and Trying Times." The album, featuring first single "Paranoid" and "Before the Storm," a duet with Miley Cyrus, is the siblings' second to lead the chart. Having…

  12. Drake Flies Twice Into Top 10 Of Billboard Hot 100

    June 25, 2009 10:56 AM EDT Drake flies twice into the top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 this week, with "Best I Ever Had" the week's greatest airplay gainer and "Every Girl," his collaboration with Lil Wayne, Gudda Gudda, Mack Maine and Jae Millz, the week's biggest digital gainer. Drake&…

  13. Eminem, Lil Wayne: Billboard Bits

    April 07, 2009 12:31 PM EDT Eminem Premieres New Song, Video Eminem debuted the video to "We Made You," the first single off his forthcoming "Relapse" album, today (April 7) on MTV's "AMTV." The video, directed by Joseph Kahn, mercilessly spoofs a slew of celebrities, including Jessica…