1. Rick Ross, 'God Forgives, I Don't': Track-By-Track Review

    July 31, 2012 6:40 PM EDT Everyone has their own story of struggle. There's no denying Rick Ross has one. He's proven so since his first debut album, "Port of Miami," which is laced with rhymes of his dope-boy days. But Ross' fifth studio album, "God Forgives, I Don't," tells a…

  2. Chart Juice: Wale 'Bag's Fourth Top 10 on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    July 13, 2012 11:25 AM EDT Wale nabs his fourth top 10 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as "Bag of Money," featuring Meek Mill , T-Pain and Rick Ross , jumps 13-9. The Greatest Gainer/Airplay earner (17 million audience impressions, up 17%, according to Nielsen BDS) gives fellow Maybach crew…

  3. Listen To DJ Khaled's New Track with Kanye West & Rick Ross

    June 28, 2012 10:50 AM EDT On Wednesday night (June 27), hip-hop's master curator, DJ Khaled , unleashed a new track, "I Wish You Would," featuring two of his favorite superstar collaborators, Kanye West and Rick Ross . Over a beat from Hit-Boy that simultaneously shimmers and snaps, Ross grunts while…

  4. Chart Juice: Usher Atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Albums Charts

    June 22, 2012 10:45 AM EDT R&B is synonymous with Usher this week, as the singer dominates both Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Albums charts simultaneously for the first time since 2004. His single "Climax" remains atop the Songs tally and new set "Looking 4 Myself" blasts in at No.…

  5. Lil Wayne Scores 100th Hit on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    June 21, 2012 11:45 AM EDT Lil Wayne , the ubiquitous rapper and founder of Young Money Entertainment, earns his 100th entry on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. By joining Rick Ross and Drake as featured artists on French Montana 's "Pop That," the track arrives as the chart's top debut…

  6. Lil Wayne Explains Why He Pulled Nicki Minaj From Summer Jam

    June 18, 2012 5:06 PM EDT Lil Wayne has explained why he decided to pull Nicki Minaj from performing at Hot 97's Summer Jam concert earlier this month. Lil Wayne broke his silence about the incident over the weekend, telling MTV News on Saturday that he honored Nicki Minaj's feelings of being disrespected by…

  7. Kanye West To Play Two Nights At Atlantic City's Revel Resort

    June 18, 2012 3:40 PM EDT Fresh off the European leg of his and Jay-Z 's "Watch the Throne" tour, Kanye West will perform solo for the first time in the U.S. since Coachella in 2011. 'Ye is bringing his show to Atlantic City's Revel Resort and Casino on July 6 and 7. Today (Monday, June 18),…

  8. Maybach Music Group Holds 'Self Made Vol. 2' Album Listening at NY Strip Club

    June 14, 2012 3:45 PM EDT "All we know how to do is be self-made," Rick Ross declared last night (Wednesday, June 13), at an exclusive listening session designed to unveil tracks from the sequel to Maybach Music Group's first collaborative album, "MMG Presents: Self Made Vol. 1." Well-versed…

  9. Lauryn Hill, Nas, Young Jeezy Take Over 2012 Summer Jam

    June 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT After Lil' Wayne Orders Nicki Minaj to Cancel Set, Nas Steps Up, With Hill's Help, at Hot 97 Fest Hip-hop beefs aren't new to Hot 97's Summer Jam. One of the most notorious feuds was ignited on the Summer Jam stage in 2001. Jay-Z and Nas 's rivalry took physical form…

  10. Nicki Minaj Scraps NYC Summer Jam Performance After DJ Diss

    June 03, 2012 9:45 PM EDT Nicki Minaj did not perform as scheduled at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012 at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Sunday (June 3), after a radio personality made a disparaging remark about the hip-hop superstar's latest hit single at the annual event. Minaj was supposed to hit the stage…

  11. Kanye West, the Throne, Beyonce Lead BET Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2012 7:44 PM EDT BET Awards viewers will be watching the Throne. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's collaboration has five nominations at this year's ceremony, including Best Group, Best Collaboration and two nominations for Video of the Year ("N***as in Paris" and "Otis"). (West earned…

  12. Four-Play: 2 Chainz, DJ Khaled, Ab-Soul, Yuna & Andy Suzuki & The Method

    May 22, 2012 4:20 PM EDT Chainz has "swag for sale," DJ Khaled goes underground, Ab-Soul takes on world politics, Yuna "sparkles," and Andy Suzuki and The Method plead for TLC. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring 2 Chainz, DJ Khaled, Ab-Soul, and Yuna, with a bonus treat…

  13. Nicki Minaj to Headline Hot 97's 'Summer Jam 2012'

    May 03, 2012 5:00 PM EDT Before embarking on her 14-day North American tour, Nicki Minaj will headline Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012. Earlier today (May 3), Hot 97 announced the line up which, aside from Minaj, includes: Rick Ross , Waka Flocka , 2 Chainz , Young Jeezy , French Montana , Maino , Tyga , Mavado , J.…

  14. NBA Playoff Songs: 16 Anthems For the First Round

    April 27, 2012 10:30 AM EDT From Lady Gaga to Wu-Tang, These Tracks Represent The NBA's Best With the National Basketball Association's regular season ending triumphantly on Thursday night (Apr. 26), the real fun begins -- at least it does for the 16 teams left standing in the playoffs (and maybe for the Nets,…

  15. Chris Brown Delays 'Fortune' Album

    April 23, 2012 1:05 PM EDT Although having already released three tracks from, "Fortune," Chris Brown is pushing back his fifth studio album from May 8 to July 3. "Team Breezy! The official album date for FORTUNE is July 3, 2012!!!!!!!!!!!!," Brown tweeted yesterday (April 22). Earlier this month …

  16. Watch: Unofficial Video of Kanye West's 'Way Too Cold'

    April 20, 2012 12:25 AM EDT What's better than Kanye West spitting, "Can't a young ni**a get money anymore?" A baby 'Ye spitting, "Can't a young ni**a get anymore?" (By baby, I mean young.) Ashley " Ash Innovator " Smith, took to the streets of New York, to shoot a fan…

  17. Kanye West Changes Title, Artwork of Controversial 'Theraflu' Single

    April 16, 2012 11:40 AM EDT After last week's premiere of the track "Theraflu" on New York radio station Hot 97, rapper Kanye West has announced that he's changing the title of the song featuring DJ Khaled to "Way Too Cold." West's label, Island Def Jam, issued a press release on…

  18. Listen: Kanye West's Five Best GOOD Friday Songs

    April 06, 2012 1:00 PM EDT On Friday (Apr. 6) -- the actual Good Friday holiday -- Kanye West revived his GOOD Friday release series , which features a new single posted online every Friday as a free giveaway to the rapper's rabid fans, with "Mercy," a new track featuring 2 Chainz, Big Sean and Pusha T.…

  19. Kimye Fever! Kim Kardashian Talks Kanye West Rumors on 'Today'

    April 06, 2012 12:50 PM EDT The entire world wants, no, demands to know: Are Kanye West and Kim Kardashian really dating (… or just old friends who see movies together and declare "I fell in love" in widely heard songs, both within hours of each other)? In a visit to NBC's "Today" show on Friday…

  20. Kanye West and G.O.O.D. Music's 'Mercy' Hits Web: Listen

    April 05, 2012 10:08 PM EDT The first single from "G.O.O.D. Music" couldn't wait until Good Friday to hit the Internet. "Mercy," set to drop officially at midnight Pacific time, landed early, collecting G.O.O.D. MCs Big Sean , Pusha T , 2 Chainz and Kanye West himself. The quartet rhyme over a…

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