1. 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…

  2. Top 7 British Female Rappers Making Noise

    September 10, 2012 4:35 PM EDT Since its birth in the 1970s, hip-hop has been dominated mostly by men. Along the way, though, we have been blessed with some strong females who like to rock the mic too, and even best their male counterparts. From Roxanne Shanté to Nicki Minaj , each female rapper has brought their unique…

  3. Remy Ma Assault Conviction Upheld in N.Y. Court

    February 24, 2011 1:47 PM EST New York's top court has upheld the conviction of rapper Remy Ma in the shooting of a friend in 2007. In a ruling Thursday, the Court of Appeals rejected arguments that a judge didn't properly inform jurors before they rendered a guilty verdict. The rapper's real name is Remy…

  4. Lil Wayne To Be Sentenced In NYC Gun Case

    February 09, 2010 6:02 AM EST Lil Wayne was due to be sentenced Tuesday (Feb. 9) after pleading guilty in a gun possession case. His plea deal calls for a year in jail, though good behavior could shave that to as little as eight months. "This is Lil Wayne going to jail. Nobody can tell me what that's like,"…

  5. May 13, 2009

    May 13, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Rapper Remy Ma is sentenced to eight years in prison for assault, weapon possession and attempted coercion in conjunction with the shooting of a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub. 2007 – Rock legend Bo Diddley is hospitalized after a concert in Council Bluffs, Iowa, during which he…

  6. March 27, 2009

    March 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – A jury convicts rapper Remy Ma of assault charges stemming from a shooting outside a Manhattan night club. 2008 – No. 1 Billboard Pop Hit: “Bleeding Love,” Leona Lewis. 2007 – Singer-songwriter Faustino Oramas of the Buena Vista Social Club dies of cancer in Holguin, Cuba. He is 95.…

  7. Young Jeezy, Diddy, Remy Ma Get In The Mix

    June 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Young Jeezy, Diddy and Remy Ma are adding a little spice to summer with new mixtapes. Jeezy's "The Prime Minister" launches tomorrow (June 14) via his newly launched blog and social networking Web sit Young Jeezy, Diddy and Remy Ma are adding a little spice to summer with new…

  8. Remy Ma Gets Eight-Year Sentence For Shooting

    May 13, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Remy Ma has been sentenced to eight years in prison in the shooting a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub. Rapper Remy Ma has been sentenced to eight years in prison in the shooting a woman outside a Manhattan nightclub. The state Supreme Court sentence was handed down today (May 13)…

  9. Remy Ma Sentencing Postponed Until Next Month

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Remy Ma's planned sentencing tomorrow (April 23) for shooting an acquaintance has been postponed until May 13. Her lawyer, Ivan Fisher, tells Billboard.com he "needs more time to prepare a sent Rapper Remy Ma's planned sentencing tomorrow (April 23) for shooting an…

  10. Rappers Remy Ma, Papoose To Marry In Jail

    April 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Remy Ma, convicted last month of shooting another woman in a fight over missing cash, is planning a jailhouse wedding to her boyfriend, fellow rapper Papoose. Rapper Remy Ma, convicted last month of shooting another woman in a fight over missing cash, is planning a jailhouse wedding to…

  11. Manhattan Jury Convicts Remy Ma Of Assault

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A Manhattan jury has convicted Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma of assault. She faces up to 25 years in prison. The rapper was convicted today (March 27) in state Supreme Court. A Manhattan jury has convicted Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma of assault. She faces up to 25 years in prison. The…

  12. Remy Ma Assault Trial To Begin March 6

    February 29, 2008 12:00 AM EST Jury selection will begin in New York next week in the trial of rapper Remy Ma, who is accused of shooting an acquaintance over missing money. Jury selection will begin in New York next week in the trial of rapper Remy Ma, who is accused of shooting an acquaintance over missing money. The…

  13. Remy Ma, Universal Sued Over NY Shooting

    December 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST Rapper Remy Ma "willfully, wantonly and maliciously" shot and critically wounded an acquaintance, a $10 million civil lawsuit filed against her claimed today (Dec. 21). Rapper Remy Ma "willfully, wantonly and maliciously" shot and critically wounded an acquaintance, a $10…

  14. Judge Declines To Dismiss Remy Ma Charges

    December 05, 2007 12:00 AM EST Remy Ma, accused of shooting an acquaintance in July over missing money, also has to face trial on gang assault and witness intimidation charges. Remy Ma, accused of shooting an acquaintance in July over missing money, also has to face trial on gang assault and witness intimidation charges.…

  15. Top Rappers Descend On New York Court

    November 08, 2007 12:00 AM EST With four hip-hop heavies in the house, any enterprising promoter could have staged a rap concert. With four hip-hop heavies in the house, any enterprising promoter could have staged a rap concert. But the house was Manhattan Criminal Court, and the rappers -- Busta Rhymes, Ja Rule, Lil Wayne…

  16. Judge Rejects Bid To Hike Remy Ma's Bail

    September 13, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Remy Ma, free on $250,000 bond after being accused of shooting an acquaintance, doesn't have to post more bail money despite more problems with the law. Remy Ma, free on $250,000 bond after being accused of shooting an acquaintance, doesn't have to post more bail money despite more…

  17. Lil Jon Recruits Famous Friends For 'Crunk Rock'

    July 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT P.O.D., Kid Rock, Ciara, Ice Cube, and R. Kelly are among the stars lining up to guest on Lil Jon's upcoming hip-hop/rock hybrid, "Crunk Rock" (TVT Records). The half-rock, half-hip-hop set will also P.O.D., Kid Rock, Ciara, Ice Cube, and R. Kelly are among the stars lining up…

  18. Rapper Remy Ma Arraigned In NYC Shooting

    July 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other counts today (July 15) in the shooting of a woman in a trendy Manhattan neighborhood. At the rapper's arraignment, a ju Grammy-nominated rapper Remy Ma pleaded not guilty to attempted murder and other counts…

  19. Wu-Tang Clan 'Unique' As Ever On 'The 8 Diagrams'

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ol' Dirty Bastard is gone, but his spirit looms large over "The 8 Diagrams," the Wu-Tang Clan's first album since 2001. The set is due in October via SRC. "He left a piece of himself in each and every Ol' Dirty Bastard is gone, but his spirit looms large over …

  20. HSAN: Censor Offensive Words In Rap Songs

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In the wake of radio host Don Imus' firing over racially insensitive comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team, many activists in the black community have turned their attention to rap's miso In the wake of radio host Don Imus' firing over racially insensitive…

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