1. Throwback Thursday: The LOX vs. Diddy in 2005 Hot 97 Interview

    November 13, 2014 5:44 PM EST Nine years ago this month (November 2005), the LOX 's Jadakiss and Styles P turned it up on Diddy while being interviewed on NYC’s Hot 97. It feels like ages ago, doesn't it? I bet it doesn't for the LOX though. Diddy has a reputation for allegedly mistreating his artists. We…

  2. The Seed: Eminem, The Lox, Cam'ron & More New Music

    August 30, 2013 3:00 PM EDT It's been over 10 years since the LOX last graced Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as a unit but this week’s release of "Summers Too Hot" could bring the drought to an end. The street record, primed for Labor Day barbeques, was produced by the group's longtime producer Scram…

  3. The Seed: Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Troy Ave, Trinidad Jame$

    July 21, 2013 8:00 AM EDT All five original members of legendary Cleveland rap group Bone Thugs-N-Harmony reunite on their new single, "Everything 100." The smooth Wundermine-produced cut, featuring recent Taylor Gang signee Ty Dolla $ign, is radio-friendly and looks to return the group to the charts. Bone…

  4. Rapsody's Wale-Assisted, 'Dark Knights': Exclusive Song Premiere

    July 15, 2013 2:00 PM EDT Rapsody's 'She Got Game' mixtape will drop on August 20. Close to a year after releasing her debut album, "The Idea of Beautiful," Rapsody readies her fifth mixtape, "She Got Game," due August 20. In anticipation for her Gangsta Grillz mixtape, hosted by…

  5. Barack Obama: 10 Best Songs About The President

    November 07, 2012 3:00 PM EST Hip-Hop has been behind Barack Obama since his first presidential campaign in 2008. From Jay-Z to will.i.am, artists have shown their support for the first African-American President of the United States through inspirational odes and unforgettable performances. This week, amidst Obama's…

  6. Curren$y Releases 'Priest Andretti' Mixtape: Listen

    October 31, 2012 1:30 PM EDT 'Its not a costume but u shld deff put it on,' the rapper tweeted. Curren$y releases his mixtape "#PriestAndretti" in time for Halloween (Wednesday, Oct. 31). When it drops let it play... U gotta see it with ur ears... This shit ain't been stepped on at all....…

  7. Azealia Banks Unleashes 19-Track 'Fantasea' Mixtape

    July 12, 2012 11:55 AM EDT Upstart NYC rapper Azealia Banks has followed her four-song "1991" EP with a massive, 19-track mixtape, "Fantasea," which was released online on Thursday (July 12). Originally titled "Fantastic" and given a July 4 release date, "Fantasea" gathers a…

  8. Listen: Azealia Banks and Styles P Team Up on 'Nathan'

    June 30, 2012 4:45 PM EDT Harlem hip-hop phenom Azealia Banks has linked up with a veteran New York rapper, LOX member Styles P, for a new track, "Nathan," released on Saturday (June 30). Produced by Drums of Death, "Nathan" displays the different microphone approaches of the upstart Banks and and…

  9. Jennifer Lopez 'Hits' Package Coming in July

    June 25, 2012 6:00 PM EDT J. Lo will pack 13 years of hits onto one album when "Dance Again… The Hits," Lopez's first best-of collection, arrives on July 24 through Epic Records. "Dance Again… The Hits" will include a pair of previously unreleased songs: "Dance Again," the Pitbull…

  10. Lyfe Jennings' Brother Tries To Launch Music Career

    January 10, 2011 4:01 PM EST While R&B vocalist/songwriter Lyfe Jennings serves a 3 ½ year sentence following a dispute with his ex-girlfriend and mother of his children in 2008, his brother, aspiring singer Jay Rush, hopes to use Jenning's influence to launch his own music career. Video: Jay Rush, "I Ain&…

  11. Ghostface Brings Out Raekwon, Brand Nubian at CMJ Show

    October 23, 2010 3:10 PM EDT G hostface Killah was listed as the headliner at B.B. King's on Friday night in New York, but the Wu-Tang Clan MC played the master of ceremonies of an old-school rap celebration. Before Ghostface took the stage a little before 2:30 AM and brought out special guests Raekwon and Brand…

  12. Pete Rock 'Surprised' to Hear Kanye & Jay-Z Will Use His Beat

    October 01, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Just a couple of days after Kanye West revealed on Twitter that Pete Rock would be one of the producers on the new joint album between himself and Jay-Z , "Watch The Throne," Pete Rock says he was just as surprised to hear the news. "That came as a surprise to me because Jay-Z…

  13. Katy Perry Holds Off Eminem on Hot 100

    July 15, 2010 11:00 AM EDT "California Gurls" by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg holds at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for a sixth week. However, "Love The Way You Lie" (2-2), by Eminem featuring Rihanna , is the chart's Airplay Gainer for a second straight frame, putting it in line to take…

  14. Video: Rakim Puts 'Love Back in N.Y.' On New Album

    November 24, 2009 5:01 PM EST Rakim has long been touted as one of the most influential MCs of all time. But even with all the accolades, the New York rapper hasn't forgotten his humble beginnings. On his third solo album-and first effort in nearly a decade-"The Seventh Seal," due Nov. 17 on his own Ra…

  15. Ghostface Raids The Vault For 'GhostDeini'

    November 13, 2008 2:37 PM EST Ghostface Killah blends classic tracks with remixes and new verses on the upcoming collection "GhostDeini the Great," due Dec. 16 via Def Jam. The set will be available as a single CD or bundled with a DVD chronicling the artist's Hip-Hop Live tour. "GhostDeini"…

  16. Ghostface Raids The Vault For 'GhostDeini'

    November 13, 2008 12:00 AM EST Ghostface Killah blends classic tracks with remixes and new verses on the upcoming collection "GhostDeini the Great," due Dec. 16 via Def Jam. Ghostface Killah blends classic tracks with remixes and new verses on the upcoming collection "GhostDeini the Great," due Dec. 16…

  17. Kanye, Wayne Star; Rihanna A No-Show At Summer Jam

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain starred, while LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan members Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Method Man and DJ Khaled made surprise appearances yesterday (June 1) at New Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain starred, while LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan members…

  18. T.I., Ciara To 'Turn Up The Vote' At Summit

    April 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT T.I., Ciara, Flo Rida and Jim Jones are among the artists heading to the "Hip-Hop Team Vote: Turn Up The Vote" summit in Philadelphia on Sunday (April 20) to emphasize the importance of the youth vote T.I., Ciara, Flo Rida and Jim Jones are among the artists heading to the "Hip…

  19. Pete Rock Nabs Redman, Raekwon For New CD

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Rapper/producer Pete Rock, half of the '90s duo Pete Rock and CL Smooth, has wrapped a new album, "NY's Finest," due Feb. 26 via Nature Sounds. Rapper/producer Pete Rock, half of the '90s duo Pete Rock and CL Smooth, has wrapped a new album, "NY's Finest,…

  20. Sigel Bounces Back With 'The Solution'

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel has R. Kelly in his corner on "All of the Above," the first single from his new album, "The Solution." Due Dec. 11 via State Property/Roc-A-Fella, the set also sports Philadelphia rapper Beanie Sigel has R. Kelly in his corner on "All…

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