1. Fabolous Announces Mixtape With Jadakiss; Fat Joe & Remy Ma Share First Song Off Joint Album

    March 02, 2016 1:00 PM EST New York hip-hop is showing some team spirit. First up,  Fabolous and Jadakiss are joining forces for their forthcoming  Freddy Vs. Jason  mixtape as announced by Fabo on his Instagram (Feb. 28). "Freddy Vs. Jason coming soon," the Brooklyn rep wrote alongside a photo of him and…

  2. Valentine's Weekend Gets an Old-School Twist From Jodeci, SWV & Jagged Edge: Live Review

    February 14, 2016 2:39 PM EST "You're from Brooklyn, right?" a man asked as he took a woman's hand in the aisle of Brooklyn's Barclays Center late Friday night (Feb. 12), leading her in a gentle two-step after she confirmed his suspicions with a smile. The music was strictly 20th century, the…

  3. Jadakiss Dishes on His Super Bowl Picks and Joe Montana-Inspired Pop Warner Days

    February 07, 2016 12:00 PM EST The music world's biggest names have converged on Santa Clara, Calif., this weekend to celebrate Super Bowl 50 -- we know they're doing shows and partying with athletes, but what about their takes on what's about to go down on the gridiron?  See All Billboard's Super Bowl…

  4. 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…

  5. 2015 BET Awards: Puffy's Salute to Bad Boy; Smokey Robinson, Janet Jackson Tributes Ring In Show's 15th Anniversary

    June 29, 2015 3:18 AM EDT The BET Awards pulled out all the stops to celebrate its 15th anniversary Sunday night (June 28) at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater. Between anticipated tributes to Janet Jackson and Smokey Robinson to a roof-raising tribute to 20 years of Diddy’s Bad Boy -- with a let’s-squash-the-beef moment…

  6. 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…

  7. Lil Bibby Talks Upcoming EP & Hints at Drake Collaboration

    January 21, 2014 10:39 AM EST Lil Bibby can still recall Drake's initial praise: "Streets need that TAPE! I'm waiting on it." Initially, the Twitter direct message inspired the rising Chicago rapper to reassess and record new songs for his debut mixtape "Free Crack," in hopes of meeting Drake…

  8. 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…

  9. AraabMUZIK Talks New Album, Skrillex, Diplo Collaborations

    November 25, 2012 5:30 PM EST AraabMUZIK is dreaming up his next album. The hip-hop producer/MPC mastermind initially came onto the scene producing New York hip-hop crew The Diplomats. Since then, he's gone on to collaborate with big names such as Cam'ron, Busta Rhymes, Fabolous, Danny Brown, 50 Cent, Eminem,…

  10. 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…

  11. G.O.O.D. Music, 'Cruel Summer': Track-By-Track Review

    September 18, 2012 12:35 PM EDT It's not that Kanye West ever stops working, because he doesn't; it's that when he's released new music it's as if he's been gone for a minute. Each release is an event. Even 'Ye's G.O.O.D. Friday songs -- which were released by 'Ye himself as…

  12. Listen: G.O.O.D. Music 'Cruel Summer' Snippets

    September 11, 2012 3:35 PM EDT A week before the debut of "Cruel Summer" (Sept. 18), iTunes debuts snippets from the G.O.O.D. Music compilation album. The 12-track album kicks off with R. Kelly on "To the World." Aside from Kellz, "Cruel Summer" features guest appearances by Jay-Z , Big Sean ,…

  13. DJ Khaled, 'Kiss the Ring': Track-By-Track Review

    August 21, 2012 2:05 PM EDT In the past decade, few entities have stayed steady. Wars have ended, 'The Hangover' rose and fell, and 4 Loko got banned within a month. Meanwhile, as the world has turned, DJ Khaled has managed to put out six studio albums -- each and every one of them, in his words, "the…

  14. 2 Chainz Talks 'Based on a T.R.U. Story' Album & Success

    August 06, 2012 2:00 PM EDT Chainz glides effortlessly across a wide Midtown Manhattan sidewalk looking like he just strutted out of central casting for the world's coolest hip-hop star. In fact, he plays the part with vigor: a crisp fedora hat, designer shades, a T-shirt that covers myriad tattoos, charcoal…

  15. Alchemist Talks 'Russian Roulette' Album & Soviet Union Propaganda

    July 18, 2012 1:45 PM EDT Hip-hop may be the only genre in which an artist's record sales and commercial tie-ins seem to matter more than anything else -- sometimes even more than the music itself. But that's not the case with Alchemist , whose new album, "Russian Roulette," arrives July 18 on…

  16. 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…

  17. Listen: Kanye West & Friends Remix Chief Keef's 'I Don't Like'

    May 01, 2012 7:55 PM EDT After resurrecting his GOOD Fridays motif with "Mercy" last month, Kanye West and his G.O.O.D. crew are at it again, this time remixing Chicago rapper Chief Keef's "I Don't Like." The track, which features Keef, West, Big Sean, Pusha T and Jadakiss, hit the Web…

  18. Young Jeezy's 'TM103': Track-By-Track Review

    December 20, 2011 1:20 PM EST Three years is not a particularly long period of time, but for a marquee hip-hop artist like Young Jeezy , it's an eternity. The last time Young Jeezy put out an album -- in 2008, when he released "The Recession" -- Barack Obama had yet to be elected, and the actual recession…

  19. Exclusive: Young Jeezy Talks Album Cameos, New Single 'O.J.,' & More

    December 08, 2011 12:45 PM EST The third installment in Young Jeezy 's "Thug Motivation" album trilogy, "Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition," is laced with the rapper's signature raw verses and notable guest cameos by T.I. , Ne-Yo , Jay-Z , Andre 3000 , and more. There are even spit…

  20. Jay-Z Says Alleged Lil Wayne Beef Is a 'Sport'

    October 03, 2011 7:15 PM EDT Do you remember the jabs Lil Wayne took towards Jay-Z on "It's Good," off "Tha Carter IV"? Welp, it didn't seem to stress Jay-Z. While at the Shawn Carter Foundation's Making the Ordinary Extroardinary fundraiser on Thursday night (Sept 29), Jay-Z talked to…

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