1. Mike Dean Samples Donald Trump's Lewd Comments in 'Grab Em by da P----': Listen

    October 08, 2016 5:30 PM EDT Producer Mike Dean samples the recently surfaced vulgar comments Donald Trump made about women (from a 2005 conversation with Billy Bush) in new song “Grab Em by da P----.” Dean, known for his collaborations with Kanye West , Beyonce , Travis Scott , Desiigner and more, released the track via…

  2. Frank Ocean's 'Blonde': 10 MVPs Who Contributed to the Album

    August 24, 2016 11:40 AM EDT When Frank Ocean returned after a four-year hiatus with his Endless visual album , he followed up with the real comeback album -- his highly anticipated album, Blonde. While the set contains 17 meticulously crafted tracks, Ocean didn't tackle the studio effort solo. Frank Ocean's &…

  3. Pablo's Wild Ride: How Kanye West & G.O.O.D. Music Led Fans Through a Late Night NYC Chase

    June 06, 2016 1:25 PM EDT New Yorkers awoke to gloomy skies and an even gloomier forecast on Sunday morning (June 5). More significantly for those looking to attend the third and final day of the Governors Ball Music Festival on Randall's Island, the weather forced the cancellation of the festival's…

  4. Beyoncé Protege Ingrid on Being Mentored by the Superstar: 'She Challenged Me'

    May 26, 2016 3:09 PM EDT Like her former neighbor and current label boss Beyoncé , hard-edged Houston rapper Ingrid Burley got her start in a girl group. At age 11, as part of Trio, which was managed by Beyoncé's father, Mathew Knowles, she would scribble raps inspired by both hip-hop ( DJ Screw , Jay Z ) and…

  5. 'Lemonade' Producer Mike Dean Gives the Behind-the-Scenes Scoop on Beyoncé's Opus

    May 06, 2016 3:31 PM EDT Mike Dean's music bona fides range from touring  as a musical director for late singer  Selena , producing and recording with  Tupac  and being a go-to  Kanye West  collaborator (he's worked with West from his demo to  The Life of Pablo ). Recently, the Houston native played a part…

  6. Travi$ Scott Will 'Release His Album at the End of the Summer,' Says T.I.

    June 09, 2015 11:20 AM EDT The rapper released his new single '3500' after Summer Jam debut. Travi$ Scott is prepping to release his upcoming album, Rodeo , this summer, according to T.I. The Grand Hustle boss man, who's been in the studio with Scott, tells Billboard that "he's about to release…

  7. BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012: Chris Lighty Tribute, Cyphers & Winners

    October 10, 2012 8:50 AM EDT More than a week after the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards were taped in Atlanta, the annual show honoring the best in rap aired Tuesday night (October 9). The show started off strong with a performance by Wiz Khalifa . After rocking his single, "Work Hard, Play Hard," Wiz was joined by…

  8. Kanye West Covers Phil Collins, Praises Himself in Atlantic City

    July 10, 2012 5:05 PM EDT About 40 minutes into his set on Friday night and with the sour smell of sulfur from pyrotechnics hanging heavy in the air, Kanye West brought the mood down in Atlantic City's Ovation Hall following his performance of "Monster" with an interlude. Softly singing "I'm…

  9. Jay-Z, Kanye West Debut 'No Church in the Wild' Video: Watch

    May 30, 2012 10:55 AM EDT The visual for Jay-Z and Kanye West 's "No Church in the Wild," took many by surprise. The video, directed by M.I.A. 's "Born Free" director Romain Gavras, features citizens of Prague rioting against the government. The dark, violent war, which doesn't…

  10. Lil Wayne Snags 18 BET Hip-Hop Award Nominations

    September 08, 2011 11:45 AM EDT Days after "Tha Carter IV" debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with a massive 964,000 copies sold, Lil Wayne continued a memorable week by leading all nominations for the 2011 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were officially announced on Thursday morning (Sept. 8). Weezy received a…

  11. Protecting The 'Throne': How Jay-Z & Kanye Beat the Leaks

    August 15, 2011 8:00 AM EDT A week before the release of their album "Watch the Throne", Jay-Z and Kanye West threw a star-studded listening session at the Hayden Planetarium in New York's American Museum of Natural History. The most striking aspect of the event wasn't the stars like Beyoncé , Q-Tip…

  12. Kanye West & Jay-Z Hold 'Watch the Throne' Listening Party at Planetarium

    August 02, 2011 4:50 PM EDT Last night (August 1), Kanye West and Jay-Z gathered journalists, fans, close friends and family, such as Beyoncé , Kelly Rowland , Solange , Pusha-T , Busta Rhymes , Teyana Taylor , Q-Tip and Jada Pinkett Smith, to sip champagne and listen to the anticipated album, "Watch the Throne,…

  13. 'Watch the Throne' Production Credits Leak, LMFAO and Seal Lend Vocals: Report

    July 19, 2011 1:15 PM EDT In just two weeks 'Watch the Throne' will be in the hands of many. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's highly anticipatated collaborative album is slated to debut digitally on August 1st and hit shelves August 5th, according to USA Today . 'Watch The Throne': Inside Jay-Z's…

  14. 6 Things We Learned About Kanye/Jay-Z's 'Watch the Throne,' Via Engineer Mike Dean

    April 18, 2011 12:01 PM EDT We're on a Kanye West kick. Can you blame us after his epic performance at Coachella last night ? Ye's set included vintage to virgin hits, from 'College Dropout' to 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.' Coachella: Top 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday On last…

  15. Grohl Goes Metal With Probot

    October 08, 2003 12:00 AM EDT The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project Probot will finally see the light of day in February via Southern Lord Records. The album sports a who's-who of hard rock voc The self-titled debut from Dave Grohl's long-discussed heavy metal project…