1. G-Eazy Talks 'These Things Happen' Album; Releases A$AP Ferg Collaboration

    June 10, 2014 2:10 PM EDT Sold-out shows, screaming fans, big co-signs, but still no major-label deal: Is G-Eazy the next indie rap sensation? The teenagers spy him from across a coffee shop in San Francisco's SOMA district. "Excuse me. Are you G-Eazy?" The Berkeley, Calif.-bred rapper in the…

  2. Lil Wayne Extends R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Record; Mariah Carey Captures Seventh No. 1

    June 05, 2014 5:11 PM EDT Lil Wayne soars 48-9 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart dated June 14, with his newest single "Believe Me" featuring Drake, extending Wayne's record of the most top 10s (39) within the Nielsen BDS era (Dec. 5, 1992-present). (Drake is in second place, with 35.) Wayne's…

  3. Lil Wayne, Pharrell & Drake to Perform at 2014 BET Awards

    June 03, 2014 2:32 PM EDT Some of music's biggest names will hit the stage at this year's BET Awards. Lionel Richie, Lil Wayne, Pharrell Williams, Drake, Usher, Trey Songz and Jennifer Hudson will perform. Comedians/actors, Kevin Hart and Tracy Morgan, will also take the stage. Lil Wayne, Drake and Trey…

  4. Kid Ink Sets Record For Most Weeks at No. 1 on Rap Airplay Chart

    May 22, 2014 6:04 PM EDT On Rap Airplay, Kid Ink scores the record for most weeks at No. 1 as his breakout hit "Show Me," featuring Chris Brown, spends its 18th consecutive week at the top (31 million audience – down 6 percent – in the week ending May 18, according to Nielsen BDS). The California…

  5. Jay Z Opens 40/40 Club In Atlanta Airport

    May 21, 2014 11:50 PM EDT Jay Z brought his 40/40 Club to the world's busiest airport on Wednesday, with the opening the swanky bar's third location. 40/40 is open to ticketed passengers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, according to spokeswoman Victoria Hong of Delaware North Companies,…

  6. Lil Wayne Releases 'D'usse' Song: Listen

    May 16, 2014 10:27 AM EDT Lil Wayne teases his upcoming album "Tha Carter V" with a new song, "D'usse." Weezy kicks off the Lee Majors-produced song with a shout out to God and D'usse ambassador Jay Z ("Hov, fuck wit' yo boy"), respectfully of course. Check it out below:…

  7. Tech N9ne & Atmosphere Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    May 15, 2014 6:36 PM EDT Kansas City, Mo. rapper Tech N9ne scores his second Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums No. 1 as the fifth installment of his Tech N9ne Collabos series, "Strangeulation," opens with 36,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His first chart-topper, the solo set "All 6's & 7's…

  8. Rick Ross Releases Lil Wayne-Assisted 'Thug Cry' Video: Watch

    May 05, 2014 4:19 PM EDT Rick Ross and Lil Wayne team up for the video to the Bawse's latest "Mastermind" single, "Thug Cry." The video follows a prisoner, played by actor Wood Harris, as he steps out of jail after serving time. Flashbacks reveas Harris' sentencing. Ross, Yo Gotti, and…

  9. Calvin Harris' 'Summer' Sizzles On U.K. Singles Chart, Paolo Nutini Continues Albums Streak

    May 05, 2014 5:24 AM EDT Calvin Harris scored his fourth U.K. No. 1 single as a lead artist, and sixth overall, yesterday (May 4) as “Summer” (Columbia/Sony) went straight to the top.  Paolo Nutini, meanwhile, started a third straight week at the album summit “Caustic Love” (Atlantic/Warner Music), beating off the…

  10. Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne Walk Floyd Mayweather to the Boxing Ring In Las Vegas

    May 04, 2014 12:10 PM EDT How does undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather prepare for a fight these days? By palling around with Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne just minutes before stepping into the ring, apparently. ♛ pic.twitter.com/H7YJwOzb2z — Justin Bieber (@justinbieber) May 4, 2014 Moments before squaring off…

  11. Lil Wayne, Drake Team For ‘Believe Me,’ First Song From ‘Tha Carter V’: Listen

    May 03, 2014 2:01 PM EDT Less than a week after Los Angeles Lakers great Kobe Bryant helped debut the artwork for Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V,” the rapper has released the first single from the highly-anticipated album. Kobe Bryant Dishes Assist to Lil Wayne, Shares ‘Tha Carter V’ Artwork On May 3, Lil Wayne released…

  12. Kobe Bryant Dishes Assist to Lil Wayne, Shares ‘Tha Carter V’ Artwork

    April 29, 2014 2:02 AM EDT The artwork for Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter V” has been leaked by an unexpected source: Kobe Bryant. The L.A. Lakers great tweeted the message, “Carter V season begins #carterV” with a red and white logo. The distinctive “V” is braced by the words “Tha Carter V” and the brands for Cash Money…

  13. Clippers Owner Donald Sterling Bashed by Snoop Dogg, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill and Game

    April 27, 2014 11:28 AM EDT The hip-hop community is lashing out at Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who was identified on audio recording by TMZ as telling his girlfriend not to bring black people to basketball games. Donald sterling is the definition of racism .... He could b your judge.... Your doctor..…

  14. Chris Brown & Friends Charge Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    April 03, 2014 5:48 PM EDT Chris Brown's "Loyal" reaches a new peak on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, jumping 10-6 while taking home the chart's Digital and Streaming Gainer awards. With the third -- and seemingly final version -- of the song (featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga) being released on March 26, …

  15. Rewinding The Charts: Billboard 200 Launches, With Harry Belafonte At No. 1

    March 24, 2014 10:05 AM EDT On this date 60 years ago, the country's premier albums chart arrived as a weekly Billboard fixture On March 24, 1956, the legendary Harry Belafonte crowned Billboard's first weekly albums chart – then billed Best Selling Pop Albums in Billboard magazine's pages; now known as…

  16. Aloe Blacc, Young Money Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 20, 2014 6:20 PM EDT Though Rick Ross' "Mastermind" holds onto the No. 1 spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 49,000 copies (a 73% drop, according to Nielsen SoundScan), top 10 debuts from Aloe Blacc, Young Money and Ledisi make it a busy week on the list. After reaching worldwide audiences as…

  17. Lil Wayne Talks 'Carter V' Album & Kendrick Lamar's 'Control' Verse In CRWN Interview

    March 19, 2014 1:00 PM EDT "I'm approaching it like it is my last project – I think that's why it's a lot different than anything else." Lil Wayne expands on why "Tha Carter V," set for a May release, will likely be his last solo album in the first episode of his "Lil Wayne CRWN…

  18. Drake Wins Big At MTV's Woodie Awards

    March 14, 2014 5:57 AM EDT Drake won top honors at MTV's annual South By Southwest-based awards show Thursday night. The Canadian rapper-singer-actor won Woodie of the Year, given to music's top emerging artist, during the Woodie Awards in Austin. Lil Wayne, who founded Drake's label Young Money, shocked…

  19. Lil Wayne Insists 'Tha Carter V' Will Be The ‘Final Carter Album’

    March 13, 2014 7:01 AM EDT Lil Wayne’s upcoming “Tha Carter V” will be his last solo album. That is, unless someone offers him 25 million good reasons to record another.  The rapper has used an interview for MTV.com to announce after album No. 5, he'll take five... indefinitely.  "I personally plan on this…

  20. Young Money Announces New Compilation, 'Rise of an Empire'

    January 22, 2014 9:50 PM EST The new album will arrive March 11 After releasing its last compilation over four years ago, Young Money Entertainment has announced a new release for 2014. "Young Money: Rise of an Empire," the label's second compilation featuring its roster of artists -- and third overall,…

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