1. Roscoe Dash Doesn't 'Hold a Grudge' Against Meek Mill; Preps Three-Part 'Dash Effect 2' Album

    July 27, 2015 2:30 PM EDT Roscoe Dash has been doing pretty well over the past month, working on his upcoming effort, Dash Effect 2 -- that is, outside of getting himself involved in the Drake  vs.  Meek Mill melee that transpired on Twitter last week. As Meek Mill ranted on Twitter, Dash took to the social media…

  2. Waka Flocka Flame: Don't Turn To My Album For Great Lyrics

    June 12, 2012 11:30 AM EDT Rapper Becomes A More Visible Presence on 'Triple F Life' Waka Flocka Flame 's 2010 debut album, "Flockaveli," was filled with muscular production, fiery rhymes and stupefying yet catchy-as-hell hooks (sample chorus: "Pow, pow, pow, pow/Bitch, I'm bustin&…

  3. Kanye West, the Throne, Beyonce Lead BET Awards Nominations

    May 22, 2012 7:44 PM EDT BET Awards viewers will be watching the Throne. Kanye West and Jay-Z 's collaboration has five nominations at this year's ceremony, including Best Group, Best Collaboration and two nominations for Video of the Year ("N***as in Paris" and "Otis"). (West earned…

  4. Rapper Slim Dunkin Shot Dead in Atlanta

    December 17, 2011 12:42 AM EST Atlanta police say the rapper Slim Dunkin was gunned down Friday evening in a city music studio as he prepared to record a video. Police Maj. Keith Meadows said the performer, whose real name is Mario Hamilton, was fatally shot in the chest after getting into an argument with another…

  5. Chart Juice: Wale Debuts at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    November 10, 2011 6:05 PM EST While Wale may have just missed the No. 1 slot on the Billboard 200, where he launches at No. 2, the Washington, D.C., native's sophomore album, "Ambition," debuts at No.1 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart with opening-week sales of 164,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan.…

  6. Roscoe Dash Is Out to Prove He's More Than Hooks With the 'J.U.I.C.E.'

    November 10, 2011 10:00 AM EST In 2010, Roscoe Dash exploded on to the hip-hop scene with catchy anthemic hooks on hits like Waka Flocka Flame 's "No Hands" and songs of his own like "All The Way Turnt Up," featuring Soulja Boy . A year after his unfinished album, " Ready Set Go! ," was,…

  7. Chart Juice: Kanye West and Jay-Z Earn First 'Watch the Throne' No. 1 Single

    November 03, 2011 1:10 PM EDT "Ni**as in Paris" becomes the first song from Kanye West and Jay-Z 's collaborative album "Watch the Throne" to reach No. 1 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, as the song rises 2-1. Jay-Z and Kanye West's 'Watch the Throne': Track-by-Track…

  8. Love Doctor: Big Sean Answers Fan's Questions on a 'Special Someone,' Southern Cuisine & Strippers

    October 12, 2011 11:40 AM EDT Big Sean can't help but bite his knuckles when a haute lady walks on set. You don't believe us? Check out the Hype Williams directed video for his second single, " Marvin & Chardonnay ," featuring Roscoe Dash and Kanye West . Photos: Big Sean at Billboard But hold up…

  9. Four-Play: Kid Cudi, The Knux, DJ Drama and Big Sean

    September 08, 2011 4:00 PM EDT Kid Cudi fights back, The Knux chase a model from morning to night, DJ Drama calls on the guys, and Big Sean loves his ladies in bright colors. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring Kid Cudi, The Knux, DJ Drama and Big Sean. Kid Cudi teams up with Surace To Air to fight…

  10. Big Sean Talks Upcoming Video & Tour, Kelly Rowland & 'Watch the Throne'

    July 28, 2011 1:15 PM EDT Big Sean has had little time to rest after the release of his first studio album, "Finally Famous." The 23-year-old rapper has been touring alongside Wiz Khalifa , lacing tracks with Kelly Rowland ("Lay It On Me), releasing collaborative tracks with Wiz and Curren$y , all the…

  11. Big Sean 'Finally Famous,' Preps Tour with Wiz Khalifa

    July 03, 2011 8:00 AM EDT "So the last shall be first, and the first, last." So goes the passage from the book of Matthew in the King James Bible. But scripture wasn't on the mind of Island Def Jam/G.O.O.D. Music rapper Big Sean when he wrote "My Last," the lead single from his debut album, …

  12. Big Sean Brings Out Kanye West, Pusha T & More in NYC

    June 22, 2011 1:00 PM EDT Hip-hop adoring masses piled into NYC venue Irving Plaza last night (June 21) to catch a glimpse of Kanye West 's protégé, Big Sean . The 23 yr. old stormed onto the stage to Ye's "All of the Lights" Remix, which features Sean, himself, Drake , and Lil Wayne . Big Sean…

  13. Big Sean Previews 'Finally Famous' with Kanye West, Kid Cudi & More

    June 08, 2011 11:30 AM EDT B ig Sean has been working non-stop since he spit 16 bars to his mentor, Kanye West at Detriot's Hot 102.7 FM WHTD radio station in 2005. Fast forward to six years later and a "Finally Famous" mixtape trilogy. Yesterday (June 7), Big Sean previewed his upcoming debut album, …

  14. Yung Berg: 'Derrick Rose' Song Is My 'Black and Yellow'

    May 04, 2011 2:15 PM EDT Before Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose officially became the NBA's youngest Most Valuable Player winner on Tuesday (May 3), fellow hometown native Yung Berg had already honored the basketball star with "Derrick Rose," a new single from his upcoming "More Money, More…

  15. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj's No. 1 Trifecta

    February 17, 2011 4:39 PM EST Nicki Minaj picks up her first chart-topper on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs with "Moment 4 Life," featuring Drake , as the song steps up 2-1 in its 12th week (36.5 million listener impressions, up 7%, according to Nielsen BDS). The milestone comes just over a month after the rapper's…

  16. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Jamie Foxx & Drake Break Songz's Streak

    February 03, 2011 6:44 PM EST There's a new King on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs this week as Jamie Foxx 's "Fall For Your Type," featuring Drake , jumps 5-1, snapping Trey Songz 's "Can't Be Friends'" No. 1 run at 13 weeks. Ironically, Foxx's last chart-topper was the 2009 smash…

  17. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Trey Songz, Jamie Foxx, Drake

    January 27, 2011 1:53 PM EST Trey Songz picks up a 13th week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Songs making "Can't Be Friends" the longest-running chart-topper since Maxwell 's "Pretty Wings" spent 14 weeks at the summit in 2009. Besides Maxwell's hit, only Mary J. Blige 's "Be Without You…

  18. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj, Michael Jackson, Trey Songz

    January 20, 2011 4:31 PM EST Nicki Minaj continues her winning streak as "Pink Friday" picks up a second week atop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Despite dropping 17% to 32,000 copies, Minaj fends off Rihanna 's "Loud" which steps 3-2 in its ninth week. Kanye West 's "My Beautiful Dark Twisted…

  19. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Nicki Minaj, Trey Songz, Kanye West & Jay-Z

    January 13, 2011 4:11 PM EST In its seventh week on the chart, Nicki Minaj 's "Pink Friday" skips 3-1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums marking the longest climb to No. 1 since Jamie Foxx 's "Intuition" took eight weeks to reach the summit in 2009. "Pink Friday" claims the chart throne…

  20. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: T.I., Charlie Wilson, Trey Songz

    December 18, 2010 12:00 PM EST Currently-incarcerated Atlanta rapper T.I. notches the week's top debut on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, as "No Mercy" opens at No. 1 with 159,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The opening marks his fourth No. 1 set on the list, following 2004&…

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