1. The-Dream Shares 'Dope B**ch' Featuring Pusha T: Listen

    June 05, 2012 8:40 PM EDT The-Dream has some strong words for the woman in his life. The R&B mogul released his new single, "Dope Bitch," on his website on Tuesday, in what appears to be the latest peak at his much-delayed "Love IV MMXII." Video: The-Dream Talks 'Love IV' &…

  2. Eazy-E's Daughter Pays Tribute in Photos

    March 26, 2012 10:34 PM EDT Eazy-E 's daughter, Erin Bria Wright, is paying tribute to the late rapper with a new photo shoot. The N.W.A. rapper's daughter has recreated two of his solo album covers, "Str8 Off Tha Streetz of Muthaphukkin Compton," and "It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa." …

  3. Christina Milian Signs to Young Money

    February 13, 2012 7:17 PM EST Christina Milian is joining Lil Wayne 's Young Money crew. The R&B singer (and "The Voice" social media correspondent) announced the news on Twitter on Sunday. "The answer is....Yes. Let's Get To Work! I Heart You Guys.. It's Now or Never," she wrote .…

  4. Ghostface Killah Sues Universal Music, Hits Back At 'Iron Man' Composer

    August 12, 2011 12:55 PM EDT While Ghostface Killah makes a renewed effort to collect full royalties for his work as a member of the Wu-Tang Clan , he's fending off a lawsuit brought by a veteran Hollywood composer at the same time. Jack Urbont objects to the way the Ghostface sampled the "Iron Man Theme"…

  5. Rock the Bells 2011 Lineup Announced: Lauryn Hill, Nas, Erykah Badu, Mobb Deep and More

    May 25, 2011 1:35 PM EDT Just when you thought you bought a ticket to the hip-hop concert of summer 2011, Rock the Bells announces their line up: Lauryn Hill, Nas, Erykah Badu, Mobb Deep and more. The full line up for Rock the Bells 2011, which kicks off in Los Angeles on August 20, was revealed on the festival'…

  6. Freddie Gibbs: Signing with Young Jeezy a 'Slam Dunk'

    April 11, 2011 4:25 PM EDT Indiana gangster rapper Freddie Gibbs announced Sunday (Apr. 10) that he has ended his long period as an unsigned artist and inked a deal with Corporate Thugz Entertainment (CTE) Records, the Def Jam-owned imprint founded by Young Jeezy . After raising his profile with acclaimed releases like…

  7. Kanye West Plays Surprise Brooklyn Set to Close Pitchfork, CMJ Fests

    October 24, 2010 6:11 PM EDT K anye West surprised hundreds of concertgoers at Williamsburg music venue Brooklyn Bowl early Sunday morning (Oct. 24), performing a five-song set that included highlights from his recent G.O.O.D. Friday releases and a singalong to his self-revealing new single, "Runaway." West&…

  8. 10 Must-See Shows at CMJ 2010

    October 19, 2010 3:40 PM EDT CMJ's 2010 festival and conference is officially underway from today through Saturday (Oct. 23), and along with the little-known acts who are angling to become the next Sleigh Bells (last year's breakout band of the fest), there are plenty of bigger names -- from Wu Tang Clan's…

  9. Freddie Gibbs Revives Gangster Rap on 'Str8 Killa' EP

    August 02, 2010 6:03 PM EDT Freddie Gibbs has nothing against rap artists who embrace catchy hooks to land on pop radio, but that's not his style. He didn't need a hit single to draw attention to both of his 2009 mixtapes, and he's about to delve deeper into hardcore street rap on his new EP, "Str8…

  10. Release Of The Week: The-Dream

    June 22, 2010 9:45 AM EDT Chart Article T he-Dream's forthcoming album, "Love King" (set for release June 29 on Radio Killa/Def Jam) is the third set in a triology of albums from the singer/songwriter/producer, following 2007 "Love/Hate" and 2009's "Love vs Money." "Love…

  11. Jamaican Musicians Rally To Support Alleged Drug Kingpin 'Dudus' Coke

    June 18, 2010 11:48 AM EDT To the U.S. government, Christopher "Dudus" Coke is Jamaica's Al Capone. But for many Jamaicans, he's more like Robin Hood-and he's also a player in the local music business. After the U.S. government issued an extradition order for Coke on Aug. 25, 2009, over alleged…

  12. The-Dream: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 11:31 AM EDT "Love King" (Radio Killa/Def Jam, June 29) Romance is still the subject du jour for the-Dream . Buzz about the singer/songwriter/producer's third album is heating up thanks to chart action by the title-track lead single. Also along for the ride: featured guests T.I . and Young…

  13. Listen: 50 Cent and Beanie Siegel "I Go Off" Exclusive Preview

    November 11, 2009 6:09 PM EST A few weeks ago, former Roc-A-Fella member Beanie Sigel released a diss song titled "What You Talkin Bout (I'm Not Your Average Cat)," aimed at then labelhead and friend Jay-Z . Now, the Philadelphia-raised rapper gives Billboard.com readers an exclusive snippet of his upcoming…

  14. The-Dream, Keyshia Cole Plan Tour

    May 01, 2009 9:19 AM EDT Singer/songwriter The-Dream has announced a 21-city tour with R&B artist Keyshia Cole that will take off on May 13 at the Aronoff Center in Cincinnati and will conclude at the Pearl in Las Vegas on June 21. The-Dream will be touring in support of his sophomore album, "Love Vs. Money…

  15. Ol' Dirty Bastard Documentary, Tribute Albums Coming

    April 30, 2009 3:44 PM EDT Deceased Wu Tang Clan rapper Ol' Dirty Bastard will be memorialized in an upcoming documentary and a series of tribute albums, all produced by his cousin Raison Allah. The first release, "All In Together Now Raw, A Tribute To Ol' Dirty Bastard," comes out in May, along…

  16. Electrik Red

    April 24, 2009 6:41 PM EDT R&B quartet Electrik Red is changing the face of girl power. On the group's satirically titled debut album, "How To Be A Lady Vol. 1," due out on May 26 via Radio Killa/Def Jam, Naomi Allen, Sarah Rosete, Kyndra "Binkie" Reevey and Lesley Lewis are creating their…

  17. Cam'ron Returns From Exile With 'Crime Pays'

    April 13, 2009 8:00 AM EDT A few years ago, Cam'ron seemed poised to become one of hip-hop's most successful artists. By 2006, he had released five studio albums, including "Come Home With Me," which sold 1.2 million copies, and "Purple Haze," which sold 560,000, according to Nielsen…

  18. Kelly Clarkson Stays On Top Of Billboard 200

    March 25, 2009 12:53 PM EDT It's a hold-steady kind of week on the Billboard 200 as Kelly Clarkson's "All I Ever Wanted" (S/19/RCA) remains at No. 1 for a second frame, shifting 90,000 (down 65%). U2's "No Line on the Horizon" (Island/Interscope/IGA) moves up one slot to No. 2 with 76…

  19. Kelly Clarkson Tops Billboard 200

    March 18, 2009 1:13 PM EDT Kelly Clarkson nets her second No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as her fourth effort, "All I Ever Wanted" (19/RCA), climbs in to the penthouse with 255,000. Her first chart-topper came with her debut set, "Thankful," which began with 297,000 in 2003. She followed it up…

  20. The-Dream Spreads The 'Love' On New Album

    October 10, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Barely a year out from the release of his Def Jam artist debut, the-Dream returns Dec. 16 with his sophomore set, "Love vs. Money." Barely a year out from the release of his Def Jam artist debut, the-Dream returns Dec. 16 with his sophomore set, "Love vs. Money." "In…

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