1. 2 Chainz Nears Critical Mass with DJ Drama-Hosted Mixtape

    October 29, 2011 12:00 PM EDT When it comes to his career, 2 Chainz possesses Zen-like patience. After forming Playaz Circle with Dolla Boy in 1997, the rapper formerly known as Tity Boi scored success 10 years later when the duo's 2007 Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam debut, "Supply & Demand," reached No.…

  2. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 10/22/2011

    October 22, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @Billboard to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @SnoopDogg : Keep ya headup lindsay lohan! Wow! Revoked probation…

  3. Kreayshawn's Style Council

    September 23, 2011 3:15 PM EDT Chart Article border STYLE COUNCIL - KREAYSHAWN Welcome to Style Council, a new monthly feature where The Hook profiles music's new generation of fashion influencers. From the minute her debut video, 'Gucci Gucci,' hit the web, Oakland MC Kreayshawn turned heads not only for…

  4. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 9/17/2011

    September 17, 2011 1:20 PM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @fucktyler (Tyler, the Creator) : i dont have the passion…

  5. Decemberists, Thievery Corporation Top 'Last Call's' Greek (Theatre) Week

    September 15, 2011 2:55 PM EDT NBC's music-oriented talk show "Last Call with Carson Daly" will kick off its 11th season Sept. 20 with performances filmed this summer at the Greek Theatre. Performances from last week's concert headlined by Thievery Corporation and shows from earlier in the summer by the…

  6. Scott Vener Q&A: Meet The Man Behind 'Entourage's' Music

    August 30, 2011 2:00 PM EDT HBO's "Entourage" has offered fans half-hour chunks of stylized escapism during its eight-season run, and no one is more responsible for setting that ultra-cool tone than Scott Vener ( @brokemogul ), who started as a music consultant and took the reins as the show's music…

  7. Tyler, The Creator on VMAs & His 'Bucket List' Justin Bieber Collaboration

    August 30, 2011 12:30 PM EDT Love him or hate him, Tyler, The Creator enjoyed an undeniable breakout moment on Sunday night (Aug. 28), when he was named Best New Artist at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards. Snagging the prize for the macabre clip of his single "Yonkers," Tyler took the stage with the rest of his…

  8. Rick Ross, DJ Khaled & More Being Sued for 'Teflon Don' Name

    August 29, 2011 4:50 PM EDT Rick Ross is getting sued, yet again, for trademark infringement, except this time it's for his album title name not his own. Rapper Teflon Don, born Donald Askey Jr., filed a lawsuit today (Aug. 30) against Ross, also naming DJ Khaled , Def Jam Recordings, Universal Music Group, Slip-N…

  9. VMAs 2011: Top 20 Celeb Tweets

    August 29, 2011 4:00 PM EDT You want to know what really happened at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards? Look no further than the Twitter timelines of our favorite celebs who were in attendance. Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from last night's…

  10. VMAs 2011: The 20 Best & Worst Dressed

    August 29, 2011 2:30 PM EDT An evening of gender bending, babies and all things leopard commenced last night at the 28th annual celebration of the MTV Video Music Awards. The show was loud in more ways then one, and certainly held true to its long tradition of exhibiting the most outrageous fashions of the year. From…

  11. Best VMA Performance Ever? 28 Stars Make Their Picks

    August 29, 2011 2:00 PM EDT To celebrate the, we asked Billboard.com readers to pick the best performances in VMA history -- and not surprisingly, pop megastars including Michael Jackson , Madonna, Britney Spears and Lady Gaga came out on top of the tally. Well, we camped out on the black carpet on Sunday and came away…

  12. 'Gang Violence' at VMAs? Kreayshawn Talks Tiff With Rick Ross' Camp at VMAs

    August 29, 2011 12:20 PM EDT Minutes after Kreayshawn 's manager Stretch got into a tiff with a member from Rick Ross ' camp on the 2011 MTV VMAs black carpet, Billboard.com spoke with the Oakland rapper on the matter. Kreayshawn's Twitter Gets Hacked; 'Private Photos Leaked "Yeah I don't…

  13. Kreayshawn Hacked: 'Private' Underage Photos Leaked

    August 29, 2011 11:38 AM EDT Fresh off the highs of the, rapper Kreayshawn is having a case of the Mondays after her Twitter account was hacked by anti-semitic "anti-Hollywood extremists," the Oaklander announced on her blog . Worse, the "Gucci Gucci" star claims the hackers are responsible for…

  14. Tyler, The Creator Wins Best New Artist VMA

    August 29, 2011 1:15 AM EDT While a bevy of female pop stars -- Lady Gaga , Katy Perry , Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj -- dominated the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards, a skinny, foul-mouthed 20-year-old male rapper took home one of the night's top prizes. Tyler, The Creator , the leader of L.A. hip-hop collective Odd…

  15. Top 20 Tweets of the Week 8/27/2011

    August 27, 2011 8:30 AM EDT Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @Ludacris : "I'd rather be hated for who I am,…

  16. The Game Tangles With the Law, Preps Fourth Album

    August 19, 2011 8:00 PM EDT For about two hours on a recent Friday in August, the Compton, Calif., sheriff's station was bombarded with calls. But the flurry of activity wasn't due to a catastrophic emergency. It was due to a tweet. At 5:23 p.m. on Aug. 12, a tweet was sent from the account of Los Angeles…

  17. Red Hot Chili Peppers Hold Rooftop Jam in 'Rain Dance Maggie' Video

    August 17, 2011 10:45 AM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers hold a late afternoon jam session on a California rooftop in the official music video for "The Adventures of Rain Dance Maggie," the first single from their forthcoming album "I'm With You." The Mark Klasfeld-directed clip debuted Wednesday …

  18. Red Hot Chili Peppers Bringing 'I'm With You' to the Big Screen

    August 05, 2011 1:18 PM EDT The Red Hot Chili Peppers will celebrate the Aug. 30 release of their new album, "I'm With You," by offering fans a live concert that can be viewed from their local multiplex. 450 select U.S. movie theaters will air "Red Hot Chili Peppers LIVE: I'm With You," in…

  19. Kreayshawn Explodes Onto the Social 50 Chart

    August 04, 2011 5:15 PM EDT Viral rap star Kreayshawn debuts on Billboard's Social 50 at No. 35 thanks to her continuing building buzz and the growth in popularity of her "Gucci Gucci" video on YouTube. It has amassed over 8 million views since it was uploaded on May 16. More recently, her follow-up song,…

  20. Game Disses Many On 'Uncle Otis': Listen

    July 22, 2011 3:35 PM EDT While reciting lines from hit songs ("Novacane," "How to Love," "I'm On One") and impersonating a few of the artists whose those songs belong to, Game takes it upon himself to diss 50 Cent , the Seans (and 'shawn) of the hip-hop game (Kreayshawn, Big…

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