1. Who Is Fetty Wap? 8 Things To Know about Kanye West's Latest Co-Sign

    February 13, 2015 3:15 PM EST   ZooGod x Yé A photo posted by RemyBoyz"1738" (@fettywap1738) on Feb 13, 2015 at 11:03am PST At Kanye West 's Roc City Classic show in New York City on Thursday night (Feb. 12), the rap superstar brought out a slew of big-name guest stars, including Big Sean , Travi$ Scott ,…

  2. Cipha Sounds & Hot 97 Parts Ways

    January 27, 2015 3:34 PM EST Cipha Sounds is "no longer with WQHT Hot 97," according to an official statement by Emmis Communications, owner of the station. "Effective immediately, Cipha Sounds is no longer with WQHT HOT 97 FM. We wish him well on his future endeavors," the statement reads. Angie…

  3. Jay Z Is Not Buying Hot 97, Station Owner Says

    January 21, 2015 3:15 PM EST You know that rumor that Jay Z is in negotiations to buy New York radio station Hot 97? Well, "That story is false." Emmis Communications, owner of WQHT Hot 97, debunks the rumor by telling Hip-Hop Wired that it's not true. Is Jay Z Buying Hot 97? The story circulated the…

  4. The Juice Podcast: Ciara vs. Future, Funkmaster Flex's Jay Z Rant, Naya Rivera & More

    January 20, 2015 1:30 PM EST On this week's episode of The Juice Podcast, co-hosts Jeff and Eric Rosenthal of ItsTheReal and Billboard pop editor Jason Lipshutz join me to discuss last week's happenings in the R&B/hip-hop world such as Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex's rant about Jay Z , Ciara vs.…

  5. Is Jay Z Buying Hot 97?

    January 19, 2015 6:28 PM EST Jay Z is reportedly part of a group in negotiations to purchase New York radio station Hot 97, according to MediaTakeOut.com .  Jay Z Signs Middleweight Boxing Champ Andre Ward to Roc Nation Sports The website cites an unnamed "rock solid source" as saying the hip-hop…

  6. Angie Martinez Talks Hot 97 Departure & Power 105.1 Move: Exclusive

    June 20, 2014 5:32 PM EDT Angie Martinez has broken her silence since resigning from New York City's famed radio station Hot 97 earlier this week. The radio personality, who spent two decades on-air with Hot 97, resigned earlier this week through a social networking announcement and a tearful goodbye during…

  7. Funkmaster Flex to Dame Dash Amidst Growing Beef: 'You Didn't Adapt to the Game'

    June 05, 2014 10:24 PM EDT A dispute between Funkmaster Flex and Damon "Dame" Dash has been heating up and is finally coming to a boil, with Flex calling Dash out on his Hot 97 radio show Thursday. He alleged racism and claimed Jay-Z's former manager and business partner at Roc-a-Fella Records is a "…

  8. Chuck D Blasts Hot 97’s Summer Jam As ‘Sloppy Fiasco’ Of Hip Hop Culture

    June 04, 2014 6:17 AM EDT Chuck D is not a fan of Hot 97’s Summer Jam. The outspoken Public Enemy founder has slammed the annual concert as a “sloppy fiasco” of hip hop culture, and he’s dished some choice words for its parent New York radio station and for program director and host Ebro Darden. Chuck D kicked…

  9. Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne & More at Summer Jam 2014: Live Blog

    June 01, 2014 6:47 PM EDT Summer Jam – New York radio station Hot 97's annual celebration of hip-hop and R&B – is just getting under way at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The concert series, historically never short on big surprises, will be live-blogged here, so keep checking back for…

  10. Jay Z, Rick Ross, Meek Mill & French Montana Featured On DJ Khaled's 'They Don't Love You No More': Listen

    April 29, 2014 12:53 PM EDT DJ Khaled set the Twitter ablaze yesterday (April 28) when he released his single, "They Don't Love You No More." With French Montana on the hook, the Mike Zombie-produced track features Jay Z, Rick Ross, and Meek Mill addressing those who feel a way about their success. Listen…

  11. Kendrick Lamar Subtly Disses Drake In 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards Cypher

    October 03, 2013 12:14 PM EDT "Nothing's been the same since they dropped 'Control.'" "Nothing's been the same since they dropped 'Control,'" Kendrick Lamar raps during Top Dawg Entertainment's cypher at the 2013 BET Awards, which airs on Tuesday, October 15 at 8pm…

  12. Robin Thicke Ties Personal Record Atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    August 22, 2013 4:00 PM EDT As "Blurred Lines" picks up an 11th week atop Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, Robin Thicke ties his personal longest No. 1 run on the chart set with "Lost Without U" in 2007. "Blurred Lines" is poised to tack on additional chart-topping weeks as it continues to…

  13. Sigur Ros vs. Dipset: Two Dazzling NYC Shows In One Evening

    March 26, 2013 2:53 PM EDT Read our live breakdown of the Icelandic band's Madison Square Garden debut and the "Diplomatic Immunity" 10th anniversary show. Nine blocks. That's the distance that separates the north side of Madison Square Garden and the entrance to B.B. King Blues Club & Grill…

  14. The Seed: Chris Brown, Drake, Bridget Kelly and More

    March 09, 2013 9:26 PM EST The Seed is back with your weekly R&B/Hip-Hop round-up. This past week, Drake dropped his vicious "5AM in Toronto" cut while Chris Brown returned to rap with "Let the Blunt Go," off Funkmaster Flex’s upcoming "Who You Mad At? Me or Yourself?" mixtape.…

  15. A Nicki Minaj Birthday Card, from Billboard.com

    December 08, 2012 1:25 PM EST Happy 30th birthday, Nicki Minaj! Here's a look back at your awesome year. As Nicki Minaj celebrates her 30th birthday on Dec. 8, we take a moment to look back at her 29th year. Dear Nicki Minaj , It's been a whirlwind year for you. From the start, you hit the ground running. You…

  16. BET Hip-Hop Awards: Footage of Rick Ross & Young Jeezy Brawl Hits the Internet

    October 01, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Video of a fight between MMG's Gunplay and G-Unit's camp surfaces too. Video of the alleged brawl between Rick Ross and Young Jeezy at Saturday's BET Hip-Hop Awards has hit the Web. The feud between the two Def Jam artists reportedly came to blows -- and possibly gunfire --…

  17. Scuffle Backstage at BET Hip-Hop Awards

    September 30, 2012 12:30 AM EDT Atlanta police officers broke up an altercation Saturday evening between two groups at the seventh annual BET Hip-Hop Awards, but no arrests were made. Police spokesman Carlos Campos said officers responded to the scuffle at around 7:30 p.m. in the backstage area of the awards show, held at a…

  18. Chart Juice: Slaughterhouse Debuts at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Tamia Returns

    September 06, 2012 5:20 PM EDT Slaughterhouse , the super group comprising rappers Joe Budden , Joell Ortiz , Crooked I and Royce da 5'9" , debuts its second studio album "Welcome to: Our House" at No. 1 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 52,000 sold according to Nielsen SoundScan. The set -- its Shady…

  19. Nicki Minaj Brings Out Lil Wayne, Drake & More in NYC Pepsi Show

    August 15, 2012 3:15 PM EDT To those who think Nicki Mina j has fully immersed herself in pop, think again. Not to discredit the dabbling she's doing in the genre -- take a listen to the second half of "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" -- but yesterday's free Nicki Minaj concert, sponsored by Pepsi and…

  20. Kanye West and Pusha T Unveil 'New God Flow'

    July 02, 2012 7:50 PM EDT It's a G.O.O.D. Monday: Kanye West has released the latest track from the label group, "New God Flow." The track, which West premiered a cappella at the BET Awards on Sunday night, is a hard-hitting effort with an assist from G.O.O.D.'s Pusha T . "I believe there'…

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