1. Hip-Hop's 10 Best Reunions

    September 20, 2016 3:38 PM EDT Judging by Diddy ’s Bad Boy Family reunion tour and Dungeon Family ’s reunion at Atlanta’s One Music Festival, rap reunions have been all the rage as of late. Providing a nostalgic glimpse for fans and a return to relevance for artists, reunions can go a long way at preserving the legacy of…

  2. Rapper Scarface Arrested After BET Hip-Hop Awards: Report

    October 11, 2015 2:49 PM EDT Veteran rapper Scarface , who received the "I Am Hip Hop" award at the 10th annual BET Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta on Friday (Oct. 9), was reportedly arrested minutes after the event. Scarface was placed in cuffs by authorities over an outstanding warrant for unpaid child support,…

  3. Scarface Honored by Ludacris, Rick Ross & More at Taped BET Hip-Hop Awards

    October 10, 2015 11:22 AM EDT Scarface was a man of few words after accepting his "I Am Hip Hop" award, directing the attention away from himself and toward the many that have supported the veteran rapper. Exclusive: T.I., Fetty Wap, Rich Homie Quan And More To Perform At BET Hip Hop Awards Rapper Ludacris…

  4. Geto Boys' Scarface Hospitalized in Houston

    July 06, 2015 5:15 PM EDT In the midst of Geto Boys ' 2015 tour, group member and solo rap legend Scarface was hospitalized in Houston on June 30. The trio performed a show in Albuquerque, N.M., the day before. Fellow group member Willie D made the announcement on Geto Boys' Kickstarter page , where the…

  5. Rap Legend Scarface on His Golf Obsession: 'The Idea That Just Because I'm From the Street, I Can't Play -- That's Bullshit'

    June 08, 2015 2:55 PM EDT On the golf course, Scarface of the Geto Boys is Brad Jordan, like on his birth certificate. He may have taken his stage name from the blood-soaked 1983 movie Scarface that starred Al Pacino as a maniacal drug lord, but there’s no hint of gangsta swagger when he sets foot on the links…

  6. Exclusive Book Excerpt: Rap Legend Scarface Reveals Why He Wanted to Die in His New Memoir

    April 13, 2015 4:54 PM EDT Brad “ Scarface ” Jordan put Southern hip-hop on the radar as a member of the Geto Boys , a pioneering solo rapper and a Def Jam executive, selling millions of albums. But in his brutally honest memoir Diary of a Madman (out April 21 on Dey Street), written with Benjamin Meadows-Ingram,…

  7. What's the Most Common Billboard Hot 100 Song Title?

    November 21, 2014 10:55 AM EST With the arrival of Zedd & Alessia Cara's "Stay," is it in the mix? Hold on ... for the answer. Hold on a second. Or third. Or fourth ... In March 2013, Alabama Shakes debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Hold On." The track bowed at No. 100 following the…

  8. Will.i.am Pre-GRAMMY Charity Event Raises $2.4M

    January 24, 2014 9:11 PM EST Los Angeles event features performances from Busta Rhymes, Chaka Khan, more It was an old-school party at will.i.am's annual pre-GRAMMY charity concert as veteran rap stars like Slick Rick and Doug E. Fresh rocked a capacity crowd along with the likes of Bell Biv DeVoe, Chaka Khan and…

  9. Lil Bibby Talks Upcoming EP & Hints at Drake Collaboration

    January 21, 2014 10:39 AM EST Lil Bibby can still recall Drake's initial praise: "Streets need that TAPE! I'm waiting on it." Initially, the Twitter direct message inspired the rising Chicago rapper to reassess and record new songs for his debut mixtape "Free Crack," in hopes of meeting Drake…

  10. DJ Khaled, 'Kiss the Ring': Track-By-Track Review

    August 21, 2012 2:05 PM EDT In the past decade, few entities have stayed steady. Wars have ended, 'The Hangover' rose and fell, and 4 Loko got banned within a month. Meanwhile, as the world has turned, DJ Khaled has managed to put out six studio albums -- each and every one of them, in his words, "the…

  11. First Look at VH1's Rock Docs 'Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation': Watch

    August 24, 2011 4:10 PM EDT VH1 hits hard, once again, with their Rock Docs series. On the 25th anniversary of the crack epidemic of 1986, VH1 Rock Docs ' Planet Rock: The Story of Hip Hop and the Crack Generation ' explores the affect and popularization of crack in hip-hop. Narrated by hip-hop notable, Ice-T …

  12. 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…

  13. Scarface In Jail For Child Support

    February 04, 2011 12:18 PM EST Apparently, rapper Scarface is a dead beat dad... at least that's what's being reported. XXLMag.com has revealed that the legendary Texas rapper has been in jail since Oct. 13 for failing to pay child support in four separate cases and for an unknown federal charge. Face is being…

  14. Jay-Z Says Oprah, Belafonte Are Inspirations During 'Decoded' Reading

    November 16, 2010 10:25 AM EST Jay-Z held a book reading/signing at the New York Public Library last night (Nov. 15), moderated by Dr. Cornel West and the Director of the "Live" program at the NYPL, Paul Holdengraber. Dubbed "Jay-Z In Conversation With Dr. Cornel West and Paul Holdengraber," the…

  15. Ask Billboard: Familiar Titles In Top 10

    September 03, 2010 4:15 PM EDT 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. DÉJÀ VU (SORT OF)…

  16. Eminem, DMX, The Roots Pay Tribute To Def Jam At 2009 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors

    September 24, 2009 6:14 PM EDT Since its inception five years ago, VH1's Hip-Hop Honors has paid tribute to the preeminent figures in hip-hop history. For the sixth annual show, taped at Brooklyn's Academy of Music in New York last night (Sept. 23) and set to air on the network on Oct. 13, event coordinators…

  17. Eminem, Fabolous, Jeezy To Celebrate Def Jam At VH1 Hip Hop Honors

    September 03, 2009 9:11 AM EDT Eminem was never a part of Def Jam Records, but the rapper is going to join the likes of Young Jeezy , Rick Ross , Fabolous , Ludacris , Method Man and many others to celebrate the pioneering hip hop label during this year's 6th annual VH1 Hip Hop Honors. The show will commemorate the…

  18. Britney's 'Circus' Debuts Atop Album Chart

    December 10, 2008 11:21 AM EST As expected, Britney Spears' "Circus" makes a big bow at the top of The Billboard 200, becoming her fifth No. 1. The Jive set moved 505,000 copies in the United States, making Spears the only act in Nielsen SoundScan history to have four albums debut with 500,000 or more. Since…

  19. N.A.S.A. Blasts Off With Kanye, M.I.A., Waits

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its debut album, "The Spirit of Apollo," Feb. 17 via Anti-. Boasting one of the more eclectic guest lists in recent memory, Brazilian-influenced duo N.A.S.A. will unveil its…

  20. VH1 Launches New Hip-Hop Themed Shows

    September 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In anticipation of its upcoming fifth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" telecast, VH1 will premiere two new original hip-hop themed programs. In anticipation of its upcoming fifth annual "VH1 Hip Hop Honors" telecast, VH1 will premiere two new original hip-hop themed programs. …

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