1. 50 Cent Nabs Fifth No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    June 12, 2014 4:10 PM EDT Nick Minaj's 'Pills N Potions' hits top 10 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Big Smo Debuts 50 Cent debuts atop Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with his first album in five years, "Animal Ambition: An Untamed Desire To Win," which opens with 47,000 copies sold in the week…

  2. Joey Bada$$ Releases 'Summer Knights' Mixtape: Listen

    July 01, 2013 5:57 PM EDT After some delay, Joey Bada$$ releases “Summer Knights,” the highly-anticipated follow-up to 2012’s “1999." Joey Bada$$ Talks New Album, Performs With Pro Era: Video The free album includes 17 new songs, including the previously released “Amethyst Rockstar,” “95 Til Infinity” and “Word…

  3. Snoop Lion, 'Reincarnated': Track-By-Track Review

    April 23, 2013 1:22 PM EDT Snoop Lion, formerly known as Snoop Dogg, announced his embracement of the Rastafarian way of life following a visit to Jamaica in 2012. While there he took part in reasoning sessions with Rastafarian elders, among them The Wailers’ sole living founding member Bunny Wailer. The elders’…

  4. Diplo Talks M.I.A.'s Ideal Sound, 'Lazers Never Die'

    July 19, 2010 11:45 AM EDT To say Diplo is a busy man is quite an understatement. When he's not recording as Major Lazer with producer Switch or producing acts like La Roux and ex-flame M.I.A ., the Philadelphia beatmaker (born Thomas Wesley Pentz) is running his own label (Mad Decent) and working on a documentary…

  5. Slightly Stoopid: Summer Live Preview 2010

    May 20, 2010 4:43 PM EDT Dates: June-Aug. Support: Cypress Hill , Steel Pulse , the Expendables, Collie Buddz Ticket prices: $20-$49.75 (Purchase tickets here ) Official event page: www.slightlystoopid.com With a summer tour dubbed Cauzin' Vapors . . . Legalize It 2010, you know it's going to be a smoky…

  6. Sugar Ray, "Music For Cougars"

    August 11, 2009 1:21 PM EDT It's taken six years for feel-good Southern California rock band Sugar Ray to reconvene for its six full-length release, "Music For Cougars." And, as expected, the band continues to write songs with sublime melodies and tropical grooves. Full of simplistic and cheery lyrics…

  7. Sugar Ray Returns With 'Music For Cougars'

    May 04, 2009 2:00 AM EDT Sugar Ray, the band formed in Newport Beach, California and fronted by singer Mark McGrath that was responsible for a string of breezy, reggae-tinged mid-1990s radio hits including the ubiquitous "Fly," will release its first full album of new material in more than six years when …

  8. Shaggy Teams With Akon, Sizzla On VP Debut

    August 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Dancehall superstar Shaggy will inaugurate a new joint venture with Big Yard and VP Records with his next album, "Intoxication." Due Oct. 16, the set is led by the single "Bonafide Girl" featuring "It Dancehall superstar Shaggy will inaugurate a new joint venture with…

  9. Previewing The Week's Top New Releases

    July 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT T.I. does battle with his alter-ego and his highly anticipated new album, Kelly Rowland mixes fun with introspection on her latest release and Velvet Revolver keeps on rockin' in this week's Hot Produ The soundtrack the OutKast member Andre 3000's cartoon series, "Class of…

  10. Bone Thugs Sings From The Heart On New Album

    April 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT For their Full Surface/Interscope debut album, "Strength and Loyalty," Bone Thugs-N-Harmony wanted to commemorate its 20+ years together. For their Full Surface/Interscope debut album, "Strength and Loyalty," Bone Thugs-N-Harmony wanted to commemorate its 20+ years…