1. Kobe Bryant Responds to Master P's Criticisms That He's Being 'Phony' to Lamar Odom

    October 15, 2015 5:29 PM EDT Master P told TMZ on Wednesday that he felt Kobe Bryant and the Kardashian family were being "phony" and "fake" in their support for Lamar Odom after he was found unconscious in a Nevada brothel earlier this week. Now, as Odom fights for his life, it appears the NBA legend…

  2. Russell Simmons, Master P Headed to WE tv's 'Empire'-Like 'Growing Up Hip Hop' Series

    July 08, 2015 1:01 PM EDT The six-episode docuseries will follow the aspiring offspring of music legends including Damon Dash, Rev Run, El DeBarge & Pepa. WE tv is looking for its own Empire. The female-driven AMC Networks-owned cable network has handed out a six-episode order to docuseries Growing Up Hip Hop,…

  3. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved that women, though few in numbers, are fearless…

  4. Stalley, Master P, Outasight & DONCHRISTIAN: Free Music Round-Up

    August 09, 2013 4:39 PM EDT From street mixtapes to an EP that’ll probably accompany your remaining summer days, and even some more eclectic stuff in between, these free releases will keep your ears occupied for the weekend. Master P, "Famous Again" (Mixtape) Master P has been so consistent this year, and he…

  5. One Direction Nets Rare Pair of No. 1s in a Year

    November 23, 2012 10:00 AM EST One Direction 's arrival atop the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with "Take Me Home" marked the second No. 1 for the act in less than a year. It follows "Up All Night," which also bowed at No. 1 on the list dated March 31. With a pair of No. 1s on the Billboard…

  6. BET's Stephen Hill Speaks On Trina and the '2011 BET Awards' Nominations

    May 20, 2011 6:50 PM EDT On Tuesday (May 17), BET Networks announced the nominations for the '2011 BET Awards.' Chris Brown leads the nominations with six nominations and Lil Wayne follows with five nominations. Chris Brown Leads BET Awards Nominations Soon thereafter, artists took to Twitter to speak on…

  7. Was Trina Snubbed by the 2011 BET Awards?

    May 18, 2011 6:40 PM EDT After the 2011 BET Awards nominations were announced yesterday (May 17), a few artists were not too happy -- most notably, Trina . Her Twitter reaction -- which was re-tweeted by more than one hundred people -- was to the point: "Fuck BET." The nominees for the best female hip-hop…

  8. Gucci Mane Reveals Joint Album with Waka Flocka Flame

    March 17, 2011 3:56 PM EDT Although Gucci Mane is preparing to release "The Return of Mr. Zone 6," a 13-track street album, next Tuesday (Mar. 22), the Atlanta rapper is already looking ahead to another spring release: a joint album with fellow Brick Squad MC Waka Flocka Flame called "The Ferrari Boys.…

  9. Gucci Mane Preps New 'Mr. Zone 6' LP, Announces March 22 Release Date

    February 10, 2011 10:51 AM EST Following a series of well-publicized alleged mental issues and legal troubles, Gucci Mane , born Radric Davis, will be releasing an album titled "The Return of Mr. Zone 6" on March 22. Gucci teamed with Drumma Boy for most of the production, as well as Southside and Zaytoven. Waka…

  10. Rapper Mystikal Released From Jail After Serving Six Years

    January 20, 2010 12:41 PM EST After serving a six-year prison term for sexual battery and extortion, New Orleans rapper Mystikal , best known for hits like "Shake Ya Ass" and "Danger (Been So Long)," was released from jail last week. "My feet back on the ground. Man it's been a long time,…

  11. Rapper C-Murder Faces Life In Prison After Final Murder Conviction

    August 11, 2009 5:58 PM EDT Rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller -- a former No Limit rapper and the youngest brother of Master P (Percy Miller) and Silkk the Shocker (Vyshonn Miller) -- was found guilty of second-degree murder on Tuesday (Aug. 11), a verdict stemming from a fan shooting that dates back to 2002. He…

  12. Chart Beat: Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey, Maxwell

    July 16, 2009 4:14 PM EDT BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego Hannah Montana claims her first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, as "He Could Be the One," co-written by "American Idol" judge (and newlywed) Kara DioGuardi, debuts at No. 10. It makes an accompanying entrance on Hot Digital…

  13. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, "Perfect Partner," and participates in a live performance of the soundtrack at Montclair State University in Montclair, N. 2006 - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, …

  14. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme collapses after a show in Hamburg, forcing the cancellation of the next evening's concert in Stuttgart. According t 2005 - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme…

  15. Master P Takes On BET With New Cable Network

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hip-hop entrepreneur Percy Miller, a.k.a. Master P, is launching a family-friendly cable network, Better Black Television. Hip-hop entrepreneur Percy Miller, a.k.a. Master P, is launching a family-friendly cable network, Better Black Television. The network will provide "positive content…

  16. Chart Beat: Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Coldplay

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Fred and his readers discuss Katy Perry, the first rock song, Leona Lewis and more! TIME FOR A CHANGE? Dear Fred, It is a significant achievement that Katy Perry has achieved the rock era's 1000th Number One single on the Billboard pop charts with "I Kissed A Girl," which -…

  17. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2006 - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2002 -…

  18. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A cover of Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" recorded by R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe as a digital EP becomes available via the iTunes Music Store. Proceeds from sales of the single benefit Mercy C 2006 - A cover of Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" recorded by R.E…

  19. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first to rel 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies…

  20. Chart Beat

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Fred discusses Radiohead, 'Juno,' Kimberley Locke and more! BIGGEST JUMP OF THE CENTURY: Thanks to street date violations, the physical CD release of Radiohead's "In Rainbows" (TBD/ATO) entered The Billboard 200 last week at No. 156. This week, the album becomes the…

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