1. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  2. Ludacris' 'How Low' Single Goes High on the Charts

    February 19, 2010 5:09 PM EST It's Super Bowl weekend, and Ludacris is onstage at Miami's Fontainebleau hotel, where he's co-hosting a pool party with NFL stars Chad Ochocinco and Terrell Owens. At the moment, though, no one is looking at the Atlanta rapper. All eyes-including Ludacris'-are firmly…

  3. Young Jeezy, Diddy, Remy Ma Get In The Mix

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Young Jeezy, Diddy and Remy Ma are adding a little spice to summer with new mixtapes. Jeezy's "The Prime Minister" launches tomorrow (June 14) via his newly launched blog and social networking Web sit Young Jeezy, Diddy and Remy Ma are adding a little spice to summer with new…

  4. Remy Ma Gets Real, Preps Two New Albums

    February 13, 2007 12:00 AM EST Bronx singer Remy Ma is putting the finishing touches on a reality show about her life and is in talks with a major cable network to premiere it before the end of the year. Bronx singer Remy Ma is putting the finishing touches on a reality show about her life and is in talks with a major…

  5. Marques Houston Grows Up On Veteran

    August 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT R&B singer Marques Houston is finishing up his third album, "Veteran," due Nov. 14 via T.U.G./Universal. R&B singer Marques Houston is finishing up his third album, "Veteran," due Nov. 14 via T.U.G./Universal. The set features guest appearances from Shawnna, Mya…

  6. Ludacris Digs Deep On 'Release Therapy'

    July 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Ludacris has set a Sept. 26 relese date for his ambitious new album, "Release Therapy." The Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam set will be preceded by the single "Money Maker," which arrives Monday ( Rapper Ludacris has set a Sept. 26 relese date for his ambitious new…

  7. 'Block' Rockin'

    June 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Shawnna, a member of Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace clique, will release her sophomore album "Block Music" this week via Disturbing Tha Peace/Island Def Jam. Rapper Shawnna, a member of Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace clique, will release her sophomore album "…

  8. Shawnna Heads Back To The 'Block'

    May 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Shawnna, a member of Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace clique, will release her sophomore album "Block Music" June 27 via Disturbing Tha Peace/Island Def Jam. The album features appearances from L Rapper Shawnna, a member of Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace clique, will…

  9. Shawnna Prepping 'Candy Coated' Single

    March 31, 2006 12:00 AM EST Rapper Shawnna's second solo album, "Block Music," is slated for a June release on Distrubing Tha Peace/Island Def Jam. Rapper Shawnna's second solo album, "Block Music," is slated for a June release on Distrubing Tha Peace/Island Def Jam. First single, "…

  10. Back to Basics

    July 24, 2004 12:00 AM EDT It's funny what a little stateside action can do for a reggae act. It's funny what a little stateside action can do for a reggae act. The success of dancehall veteran Beenie Man's recent single "Dude" has renewed interest in the artist. And it could not have come at a…

  11. Ludacris Boosts DTP Clique On New Set

    September 19, 2003 12:00 AM EDT Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. In hip-hop, family can be everything. Most rappers are affiliated with one clique of artists or another. For Ludacris, it's Disturbing Tha Peace (DTP). The group and the label of the same name serve as the Atlanta-based rapper's…