1. Wale Releases Rihanna-Assisted 'Bad' Remix: Listen

    June 03, 2013 3:44 PM EDT The rapper also debuts Maybach Music Group single 'Poor Decisions' featuring Rick Ross and Lupe FIasco. Wale releases the full-version of the Rihanna-assisted remix to "Bad" just three days after teasing 90 seconds of it on Sway in the Morning. Wale and Rih Rih play off…

  2. 20 Stories Behind Rappers' Stage Names: Waka Flocka, Jay-Z & More

    April 03, 2013 3:28 PM EDT Behind most rappers is an intriguing stage name: some of hip-hop's heavyweights have looked within themselves for the inspiration behind their monikers. Rappers like Waka Flocka Flame and Snoop Dogg drew inspiration from their favorite TV characters. T.I. and Gucci Mane embraced…

  3. The Seed: Earl Sweatshirt, Chief Keef, Lupe Fiasco

    March 18, 2013 12:46 PM EDT Kicking things off The Seed is Cash Money co-founder and CEO Birdman with the first single off Young Money’s upcoming "Rich Gang: Flashy Lifestyle" compilation album. The crew cut, "Tapout," featuring Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and label president Mack Maine, also features…

  4. Lupe Fiasco Takes 'Normal Job' as Creative Director of Health Start-Up

    March 10, 2013 11:30 PM EDT "I'm still doing the rapper thing, but I got a legit 9 to 5 now," Fiasco tells us at SXSW Alicia Keys and Blackberry, Taylor Swift and Diet Coke, Justin Timberlake and Bud Light Platinum. Add Lupe Fiasco to the growing list of artists gaining creative director titles at…

  5. 20 Hit Songs Meant For Other Singers

    February 28, 2013 3:06 PM EST 0 Last week, Nicole Scherzinger revealed in an interview that she had the opportunity to record "We Found Love," the Calvin Harris-produced dance smash that became the biggest hit of Rihanna's thriving career, but let the chance slip through her fingers. "I…

  6. Fall Out Boy, Phillip Phillips & More Rock NBA All-Star Saturday Night: Video

    February 17, 2013 11:06 AM EST Big dunks and long distance shots weren't the only draws for the NBA's big Saturday night affair This weekend, dozens of famous faces from the worlds of sports and entertainment descended on Houston, TX for NBA All-Star Weekend, an annual event that not only attracts star athletes…

  7. Fall Out Boy's Reunion: Looking Back at the Hiatus, Side Projects & Rumors

    February 04, 2013 6:55 PM EST When Fall Out Boy went on hiatus in the fall of 2009, there were rumors, misquotes and a lot of confusion as to what the band's break actually meant. Were they gone forever? For a specified amount of time? Or were the four members -- Pete Wentz, Patrick Stump, Andy Hurley and Joe…

  8. Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson Add Soaring Voices to Obama's Inauguration

    January 21, 2013 1:25 PM EST INAUGURATION 2013 • PHOTOS: Beyonce, Kelly, Katy + More • NEWS: Katy, Usher Rock Kids Concert • FYI: 2013 Inauguration Music Guide • NEWS: Gaga to Perform for Obama Staff • LISTS: Obama Songs | Musical Presidents The inauguration of the President of the United States is a celebrated event…

  9. Lupe Fiasco Performs Anti-Obama Song, Rushed Off Stage at Inaugural Event: Video

    January 21, 2013 9:30 AM EST A weekend geared toward celebrating President Barack Obama hit a sour note on Sunday night (Jan. 21), as rapper Lupe Fiasco performed a long song that criticized the president at an unofficial inaugural ball.     The Grammy-nominated rapper from Obama's home city of Chicago, who was the…

  10. Lupe Fiasco Scraps 'Food & Liquor II: Pt. 2' Album, Leaves Twitter

    January 17, 2013 4:50 PM EST Lupe Fiasco's next album, "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 2" will no longer be released. The Chicago rapper's sequel to the first "Food & Liquor II" album has been "summarily cancelled," although he will release a new project…

  11. Curren$y Joined by Lupe Fiasco, Action Bronson and More at New York Show

    January 04, 2013 11:19 PM EST It's a smoggy smoke-filled evening inside New York City's SOBs as Curren$y packs the venue for a sold-out show. The New Orleans Spitta was ready to dust off his catalog of hits, selecting titles from both his albums and from his myriad of mixtapes for a performance punctuated by…

  12. NBA Players' Favorite Music: Iman Shumpert, J.J. Redick, Corey Brewer

    December 25, 2012 11:05 AM EST From A$AP to Milo Greene, check out what three basketball stars and their team mates are listening to lately. Christmas is always one of the most special days on the NBA calendar: with five marquee match-ups taking place on Tuesday (Dec. 25), basketball fans are gifted a full day of high…

  13. Chart Highlights: The Lumineers Shine Atop Adult Pop Songs

    December 24, 2012 6:05 PM EST The trio's debut Adult Pop Songs smash 'Ho Hey' jumps to No. 1, becoming one of the group's two newly-crowned leaders this week. Chart Highlights offers a sneak peek at a select group of Billboard charts every Monday. Find out the top songs, Greatest Gainers and debuts on…

  14. Jenni Rivera Memorial Service Sells Out Immediately

    December 18, 2012 5:20 PM EST Tickets to singer Jenni Rivera's memorial service went on sale to the general public on Ticketmaster.com for $1 at noon PT on Tuesday, giving fans of the regional Mexican star an opportunity to attend the event at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles.   REMEMBERING JENNI RIVERA •…

  15. Grammy Awards 2013: Major Nominees List

    December 05, 2012 11:00 PM EST The nominees for the 55th Annual Grammy Awards were announced on Wednesday (December 5) with Fun., Frank Ocean, Mumford & Sons, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) leading the way with six nods apiece. Below is a list of the major nominees for the Grammys, being held Feb.…

  16. Gotye, Kimbra Win Big at ARIA Awards

    November 30, 2012 4:40 PM EST Gotye, Kimbra and The Temper Trap took the glory Thursday night at the ARIA Awards, between them collecting most of the big honors. The Australian record industry's flagship awards ceremony is a showcase of the Australian success stories over the previous year. Though on this occasion,…

  17. Eminem To Executive Produce Skylar Grey's Debut Album

    October 31, 2012 1:20 PM EDT Singer-songwriter Skylar Grey's debut album, which has been in limbo for over a year, is receiving a helping hand from hip-hop superstar Eminem. The rapper has signed on to executive-produce "Don't Look Down," which is due out in spring 2013, and will be featured on its…

  18. Chart Juice: Miguel's 'Dream' Comes True at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart

    October 11, 2012 9:47 PM EDT After Miguel maxed-out at No. 9 with his debut album "All I Want Is You" last year, his sophomore release "Kaleidoscope Dream" debuts in the No. 1 spot on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums this week with 71,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The grand opening is partly…

  19. Chart Juice: Lupe Fiasco's 'Food' Album Debuts at No. 1, Weeknd Does Double Duty

    October 04, 2012 12:45 PM EDT Lupe Fiasco scores his second straight No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums as his "Food & Liquor II: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1" bows atop the list with 89,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's his fourth consecutive top 10 album, and follows last year's …

  20. Mumford & Sons, Green Day, No Doubt Debut at Nos. 1-3 on Billboard 200 Chart

    October 03, 2012 11:00 AM EDT The top three slots on the Billboard 200 chart get rocked this week as the rock bands Mumford & Sons , Green Day and No Doubt see their latest efforts start at Nos. 1-3, respectively. Mumford & Sons' sophomore album, "Babel," opens atop the list with 600,000 sold…

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