1. Lil Scrappy Goes Off on Transgender Community & Caitlyn Jenner: 'Stick to What You Were Made to Be'

    July 02, 2015 3:38 PM EDT Love and Hip Hop star Lil Scrappy spoke his mind on  Truth TV  about Caitlyn Jenner and the transgender community -- and he held nothing back. In the video, the rapper states that Jenner's transition was a "racist situation" because if a black man were to have transitioned into…

  2. Ludacris Scratching Surface on New Album, 'Ludaversal'

    September 07, 2010 10:25 AM EDT L udacris is "just starting to work" on his next album, which he's already dubbed "Ludaversal." And save for acknowledging that he's doing some work with the Neptunes, that's all he wants to say about it. "We're just getting started, so I don'…

  3. Lil Scrappy Free On Bond After Weekend Arrest

    July 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Police say Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy is out of jail in Decatur, Ga., after being arrested following a fight with his sister's boyfriend. Police say Atlanta rapper Lil Scrappy is out of jail in Decatur, Ga., after being arrested following a fight with his sister's boyfriend. The 24…

  4. Furtado's 'Say It Right' Bests Beyonce On Hot 100

    February 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right" ends the 10-week reign of Beyonce's "Irreplaceable" at No. 1 on the Hot 100 with a 2-1 climb. It's Furtado's second No. 1 from her album "Loose," following "Promiscuous, Nelly Furtado's "Say It…

  5. The 'Price' Is Right

    December 17, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bow Wow's image as the cute preteen heartthrob who cut his teeth on pop confections still lingers. But that's not the Bow Wow criss-crossing the country promoting his fifth album, "The Price of Fame," Bow Wow's image as the cute preteen heartthrob who cut his teeth on…

  6. Ciara, Eminem, Stefani Overtake The Billboard 200

    December 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Ciara's "Ciara: The Evolution" leads three new titles onto the top three spots on The Billboard 200, bowing at No. 1 with 338,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The compi Ciara's "Ciara: The Evolution" leads three new titles onto the…

  7. Two Sides Of Tyrese

    December 11, 2006 12:00 AM EST Tyrese indulges two sides of his musical personality with this week's "Alter Ego" (J). Tyrese indulges two sides of his musical personality with this week's "Alter Ego" (J). The hip-hop side finds the singer/actor rhyming under the rap persona Black Ty and…

  8. Previewing The Week's New Releases

    December 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Gwen Stefani "winds it up" on her second solo album, Ciara looks to the '80s for inspiration, Eminem storms back with his Shady Records roster in tow and Beyonce turns into a "Dreamgirl" in this week' The Warner Bros. debut from R&B veteran Brian McKnight, …

  9. Jazze Pha Busy With Cee-Lo, Yung Joc, Clothing Store

    October 30, 2006 12:00 AM EST In addition to working with Cee-Lo, Yung Joc and UGK, producer Jazze Pha has partnered with Tamara Knechtel and longtime friend and business partner Ryan Glover to launch the clothing store Knitch. Producer Jazze Pha has partnered with Tamara Knechtel and longtime friend and business partner…

  10. Lil Jon Merging Crunk And Rock On Next Album

    October 23, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Lil Jon is hard at work on his upcoming solo project "Crunk Rock," for which the Atlanta producer plans to collaborate with Rick Rubin, Good Charlotte, Korn's Jonathan Davis and Green Day producer Rob Lil Jon is hard at work on his upcoming solo project "Crunk Rock,"…

  11. Tupac Lives Again With Snoop, Luda, T.I.

    October 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT More prolific in death than he was during his lifetime, rapper Tupac Shakur will be heard anew on yet another posthumous album, "Pac's Life." Due Nov. 21 via Amaru/Interscope, the album sports contrib More prolific in death than he was during his lifetime, rapper Tupac Shakur…

  12. Two Sides Of Tyrese Revealed On 'Alter Ego'

    October 18, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Originally due Dec. 5, Tyrese's double-disc R&B/rap effort "Alter Ego" will now arrive Dec. 19 via J. Originally due Dec. 5, Tyrese's double-disc R&B/rap effort "Alter Ego" will now arrive Dec. 19 via J. The hip-hop side finds the singer/actor rhyming…

  13. This Week's Top New Music Releases

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST Previewing the debut album from "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, the sophomore set from soulster Anthony Hamilton, hip-hop compilations from Ludacris and Snoop Dogg and more. Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee's "Barrio Fino en Directo" (Interscope), featuring live tracks,…

  14. Lil Jon, 50 Cent Labels Join Forces

    November 04, 2005 12:00 AM EST Two of rap music's most powerful entities may soon be even more dominant, as rapper/producer Lil Jon's BME Recordings and rapper 50 Cent's G-Unit have joined forces to cross-promote their artists. Two of rap music's most powerful entities may soon be even more dominant, as…

  15. Hot 100 Shocker: Kanye Dethrones Mariah

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bolstered by a surge of radio support, Kanye West's "Gold Digger" featuring Jamie Foxx vaults into the top slot on the Billboard Hot 100, ending the summer-long run of Mariah Carey's "We Belong Togeth Bolstered by a surge of radio support, Kanye West's "Gold…

  16. Hot Product

    June 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Ying Yang Twins 'Whisper' Not Not many rappers can boast of whispering their way up the charts, yet that is exactly what Ying Yang Twins are doing. Their latest single, "Wait (The Whisper Song)," peaked at No. 2 on billboard.com's Hot Rap Tracks chart. Members D-Roc…

  17. Hip-Hop Heavyweights Crowd 'Hustle And Flow'

    June 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Juvenile, T.I. & P$C, Trillville and Mike Jones have recorded new songs for the "Hustle and Flow" soundtrack. The album is due July 12 via Atlantic, a day before the U.S. theatrical debut of the f Juvenile, T.I. & P$C, Trillville and Mike Jones have recorded new songs for…

  18. Coach Carter

    January 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Like 1989's "Lean On Me," starring Morgan Freeman, "Coach Carter" revolves around academic performance. The film, starring Samuel L. Jackson, is inspired by the story of Richmond, Calif. Like 1989's "Lean On Me," starring Morgan Freeman, "Coach…

  19. Crunk Juice

    December 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST There is no doubt that there is a demand for all things Lil Jon right now. Need proof? This album was so highly anticipated that many retailers began selling it days ahead of its scheduled release. There is no doubt that there is a demand for all things Lil Jon right now. Need proof? This…

  20. New Sounds Abound On 'Coach Carter' Soundtrack

    November 23, 2004 12:00 AM EST The forthcoming film "Coach Carter" will be brimming with new music from the cream of the R&B/hip-hop in-crowd, including Ciara, Fabolous, Chingy and Kanye West. The 14-track soundtrack is due Jan The forthcoming film "Coach Carter" will be brimming with new music from…

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