1. DJ Khaled Taps Chris Brown, Rick Ross, Nicki Minaj & Lil Wayne For 'Take It to The Head'

    March 27, 2012 1:00 PM EDT There's no denying that DJ Khaled knows how to lace a hit. Yesterday (March 26), Hot 97's Funkmaster Flex premiered the first taste of Khaled's sixth studio album, "Kiss the Ring," titled "Take it to the Head." Khaled recruits a start-studded line-up for The…

  2. Rick Ross Pulls Out of Live Dates Following Day of Health Scares

    October 16, 2011 12:45 AM EDT Rick Ross pulled out of a scheduled concert in Greensboro, NC on Saturday night, citing health concerns a day after reportedly suffering seizures on two different flights. A spokesperson for the Greensboro Coliseum Complex tells Fox affiliate WGHP that the rapper canceled less than an hour…

  3. Ace Hood: I 'Put It On the Line' on 'Blood Sweat & Tears'

    August 07, 2011 8:00 AM EDT "Blood, Sweat & Tears" is a daunting title for a third release, but for Ace Hood it's the perfect phrase to describe his struggle -- not as a young man growing up in South Florida's Broward County, but as the flagship artist of DJ Khaled 's We the Best label. …

  4. Press Play: The Game, Curren$y, J. Cole & The Weeknd

    June 17, 2011 4:50 PM EDT Billboard's The Juice is invading your Beats by Dre headphones with the latest tracks, leaked or just realeased. Check out our playlist featuring The Game , J. Cole , Curren$y and The Weeknd . The Game - "Bottles & Rockin' J's" The Game's new single from the…

  5. Alicia Keys, Nicki Minaj Big Winners At BET Awards

    June 28, 2010 10:09 AM EDT A licia Keys and newcomer Nicki Minaj were the big winners at the 10th annual BET Awards, both taking home two statuettes during the ceremony held last night (June 27) at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. However, the evening's real buzz centered around several captivating…

  6. Eminem, Usher, Michael Jackson Tribute Added To BET Awards

    June 17, 2010 4:47 PM EDT On June 27th, Los Angeles' Shrine Auditorium will see one of the most exciting hip-hop line-ups take to the stage for the 10th annual BET Awards. Heavyweights such as Kanye West and T.I. will mark their comebacks, and now Eminem , Usher , Alicia Keys and T-Pain have been added to the…

  7. Drake, Rick Ross, Bun B, T.I. Rep Dirty South for Hip-Hop Honors

    June 04, 2010 2:12 PM EDT This year's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors paid tribute to Atlanta, Miami, Texas, New Orleans and other Southern cities and states, but the event brought performers from all over to rep the dirty south on Thursday night (June 3) at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Willie D from the Geto…

  8. Rapper Sam Adams Brews Fame On iTunes, Billboard Charts

    March 19, 2010 2:15 PM EDT The name "Sam Adams" most commonly has been associated with several American historical figures and a favored Boston beer. But the city of Boston is laying claim to yet another Sam Adams: an upstart Trinity College rapper who emerged from virtual obscurity when his primarily self…

  9. Black Eyed Peas Back On Top Of Hot 100 With 'Imma Be'

    February 25, 2010 11:00 AM EST The Black Eyed Peas become the first duo or group in 19 years to plate three Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 singles from one album, as "Imma Be," from the act's "The E.N.D.," beelines 3-1. The quartet set a record last year withh 26 successive weeks at No. 1 when "Boom…

  10. Nas Guests On 'Detox' But Mum On Next Move

    February 02, 2009 12:30 PM EST Nearly seven months after the release of his Grammy Award-nominated album, "Untitled," Nas says he's just "chilling out" these days, "trying to get myself together creatively [and] just [keeping] my head all straight to figure out what the next move is."…

  11. Shakira Recording With Pharrell, Wyclef

    January 15, 2009 10:31 AM EST Shakira has recorded with Pharrell Williams and Wyclef Jean for her next album, due later this year from Epic. Sources tell Billboard the artist has also tracked a duet with Calle 13 and may collaborate with Algerian artist Khaled. The Wyclef pairing is a natural, considering the success of…

  12. Top Rap Acts Weigh Options As Record Deals End

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As a string of high-profile hip-hop artists near the end of their record contracts, a question looming over their pending free agency isn't which major label they'll sign with but whether they should As a string of high-profile hip-hop artists near the end of their record contracts,…

  13. Kanye, Wayne Star; Rihanna A No-Show At Summer Jam

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain starred, while LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan members Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Method Man and DJ Khaled made surprise appearances yesterday (June 1) at New Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain starred, while LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan members…

  14. Duets

    May 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT To get a good idea of just how far traditional Cuban music can go and still be appreciated, simply give a listen to Duets by veteran Compay Segundo (aka 94-year-old Francisco Repilado). To get a good idea of just how far traditional Cuban music can go and still be appreciated, simply give a…