1. Eve Impresses, DMX Struggles Through His Set at Ruff Ryders Reunion Concert

    April 22, 2017 2:16 PM EDT Hysteria pervaded Brooklyn's Barclays Center Friday night (April 21) because one of hip-hop's most prolific labels, The Ruff Ryders, reunited for their colossal concert . As a sea of fans thronged the venue, Ruff Ryders jerseys were ubiquitously found in every direction. Bandanas, T…

  2. DMX, The LOX & Eve Announce Ruff Ryders Reunion Concert in Brooklyn

    March 01, 2017 4:41 PM EST This April, DMX and the Ruff Ryders will reunite at Brooklyn's Barclays Center for a colossal concert. On Tuesday, the crew announced the news of their reunion concert on their  social-media accounts . Alongside DMX, The LOX , Swizz Beatz , Eve  and Drag-On will grace the stage for the…

  3. Kendrick Lamar, Swizz Beatz & More Say Their Goodbyes to President Obama

    January 20, 2017 10:30 AM EST On Friday (Jan. 20), Barack Obama will vacate The White House after serving eight years as the President of the United States. Because of his admiration for the hip-hop culture, he has gained a multitude of supporters, most notably, Kendrick Lamar . The Compton rapper sent his well wishes to…

  4. DMX Releases Gritty Track 'Bane Iz Back': Listen

    January 12, 2017 10:59 AM EST DMX is seeking retribution in 2017 with his partner-in-crime Swizz Beatz . After a steady 2016, which featured a slot on Puff Daddy's Bad Boy Reunion Tour and a few solo offerings including "Blood Red" and "Moe Wings," X liberates his first hard-hitting banger of the…

  5. Busta Rhymes & Swizz Beatz Bring the Intensity on 'AAAHHHH!!!': Listen

    December 13, 2016 12:20 PM EST For most of 2016, Busta Rhymes has been relatively quiet on the solo front .  Now, the "Make It Clap" hitmaker looks to cause tremors throughout hip-hop with the release of his high-powered single "AAAHHHH!!!” featuring longtime collaborator Swizz Beatz .  "AAAHHHH!!!"…

  6. How Swizz Beatz & A Brush With Death Inspired Entertainment Lawyer Doug Davis to Give Back

    October 27, 2016 1:08 PM EDT Billboard’s Philanthropy Issue: Inside How the Music Industry Gives Back In 2007, entertainment and sports attorney Doug Davis was undergoing an emergency appendectomy when doctors found a malignant tumor that, if left untreated, would have claimed his life within two years. “I realized how…

  7. 5 Rising Rappers Who Are Busting Up Hip-Hop's Boys' Club

    September 11, 2016 12:20 PM EDT For the past decade, rap radio has been a boys’ club (barring, of course, Nicki and Iggy) — but thanks to the creativity and swagger of these buzzy MCs, that’s all about to change. Dreezy ​ 22, from Chicago ​ Breakthrough:  ​An assist from fellow Windy City native Jeremih boosted 2016 single …

  8. Schoolboy Q: 'I Wanted to Be a Cop -- Until I Started Running From Them'

    July 14, 2016 1:37 PM EDT The L.A. rapper and Kendrick Lamar crew mate tells raw tales of being a young black man in America, and it couldn't have come at a more crucial time. "It's funny, I wanted to be a cop -- until I started running from them," says Schoolboy Q. Seated at a corner table in a…

  9. Swizz Beatz Reveals His 5-Year-Old Son Produced for Kendrick Lamar on 'Untitled Unmastered' Project

    March 04, 2016 9:54 AM EST Swizz Beatz ' five- year- old son Egypt Dean landed placement on Kendrick Lamar 's Untitled Unmastered  project. "This is the best Dad moment everrrrr!!!," t he prolific producer wrote on Instagram (March 4). " Congrats to my son Egypt for producing his 1st track on…

  10. Swizz Beatz Offers Update on DMX's Health After Hospitalization

    February 09, 2016 5:42 PM EST After reports surfaced that DMX was sent to the hospital following an asthma attack, the Mount Vernon MC -- real name Earl Simmons -- soon made headlines for allegedly being found "not breathing with no pulse" at the Ramada Inn on Monday night. Sources initially told TMZ  that he…

  11. Swizz Beatz Announces Art Basel Art and Concert Series With Alicia Keys, DMX: Exclusive

    November 27, 2015 1:00 PM EST Swizz Beatz announced today a new collaboration with Bacardi for a three day art and concert series at Art Basel Miami Beach in December to showcase up and coming artists -- both visual and musical -- on a platform that will also feature performances from Alicia Keys , Pusha T , A-Trak ,…

  12. Puff Daddy Releases New Mixtape 'MMM' to Celebrate His Birthday: Listen Now

    November 04, 2015 7:12 AM EST UPDATE: The mixtape stream has arrived. Listen now. It may be Puff Daddy 's birthday, but the music mogul is giving out the gifts: The rapper is planning to release free music on Wednesday. Sean 'Diddy' Combs' All-Star Prayer Circle and More Insider Scoop Puff Daddy, born…

  13. Justin Bieber's 'What Do You Mean' Debuts on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks… Before It's Released

    August 05, 2015 6:10 PM EDT Bieber owns the fourth most-shared song on Twitter this week, and no one’s even heard it yet. Justin Bieber arrives at No. 4 on the Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks chart dated Aug. 15 with a song that has yet to be released: “What Do You Mean?” Justin Bieber Joins Diplo & Skrillex at HARD…

  14. Meek Mill Drops His Own Drake Diss Track, 'Wanna Know': Listen Now

    July 30, 2015 11:46 PM EDT The Meek Mill versus Drake row has more beef than an abattoir. And it’s just got meatier with Mill dropping his own diss song against the Canadian rapper.  Mill has just shared "Wanna Know" in which he references the rumored time that Diddy slapped Drake and features a few lines…

  15. Meek Mill Shows the Dark Side of the American Dream on 'Dreams Worth More Than Money': Album Review

    July 02, 2015 7:03 PM EDT Meek Mill 's long-delayed Dreams Worth More Than Money  may be just the Philadelphia rapper's second official full-length but it feels like much more.  F ollowing up his 2012 debut,  Dreams & Nightmares ,  Mill's cultural footprint over the last three years has been greater…

  16. Alicia Keys & Swizz Beatz Share First Photos of Son, Genesis Ali

    February 27, 2015 8:52 PM EST Alicia Keys and husband Swizz Beatz have shared the first photos of their new baby boy, Genesis Ali Dean.  Swizz Beatz Throws Alicia Keys a 'House Party'-Themed Party The R&B and soul singer and hip-hop producer (real name Kasseem Dean) posted images of their new child to…

  17. Swizz Beatz Throws Alicia Keys a 'House Party'-Themed Party

    January 26, 2015 12:43 PM EST Ain't no party like an "original cast of House Party" party. This past weekend, Swizz Beatz celebrated his wife Alicia Keys ' birthday by throwing her a House Party -themed "Pajama Jammy Jam." The cast of 1990 cult classic -- Kid 'N Play , neé Tisha…

  18. Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz Welcome Second Baby Boy

    December 28, 2014 3:38 PM EST Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz have one more thing to be thankful for this holiday season: a new baby boy. Alicia Keys Preaches for Unity in 'We Gotta Pray' The married couple announced the birth of their second child together on Sunday (Dec. 28) through an Instagram photo of his…

  19. Joe Jonas, Usher, 2 Chainz & More Hit Up Art Basel Parties in Miami Beach

    December 06, 2014 10:59 AM EST Joe Jonas , Kim Kardashian, Usher and a bevy of supermodels are making the party rounds in South Beach this week, with Art Basel Miami Beach gatherings drawing celebrities, art collectors and fashionistas from around the globe. Art Basel Miami Beach: Your Music Guide Jonas and rapper 2…

  20. Diddy, Nas, David Byrne All Set for Alicia Keys' AIDS Awareness Event

    October 21, 2014 11:39 PM EDT Diddy will host Alicia Keys' annual charity event that raises awareness about HIV and AIDS. The piano-playing singer announced Tuesday that her husband, producer-rapper Swizz Beatz , will co-host the 11th annual Black Ball on Oct. 30 at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Keys,…

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