1. 50 Cent Signs 'Power' Star Rotimi to G-Unit, Drops 'Lotto' Single

    June 19, 2015 2:11 PM EDT The G-Unit roster added a new member yesterday (June 18) as 50 Cent announced singer and actor Rotimi has joined the clique. The New Jersey native stars in the second season of the Starz show Power , alongside 50, who also produces the hit program. 50 Cent Brings Out Star Guests for '…

  2. The Juice Podcast: 50 Cent & G-Unit Talk Hot 97 Summer Jam, Cam'ron Beef & Vivica A. Fox

    March 16, 2015 1:25 PM EDT While on their promo run for their new EP, The Beast is G-Unit (March 3), 50 Cent and the rest of G-Unit -- Lloyd Banks , Tony Yayo and Young Buck -- stopped by Billboard's NYC office to appear on The Juice Podcast. The collective took guest hosts ItsTheReal 's Jeff and Eric…

  3. G-Unit Quietly Drops Six-Track 'The Beauty of Independence'

    August 25, 2014 4:23 AM EDT G-Unit surprised fans when its members reunited earlier this summer at the year's biggest hip-hop concert, and they have another surprise: they digitally released six new songs Beyonce-style early Monday. The rap group dropped "The Beauty of Independence" extended play at…

  4. 50 Cent: G-Unit To Release New Album 'By Late November'

    June 04, 2014 5:45 PM EDT After reuniting at Hot 97's Summer Jam on Sunday (June 1), 50 Cent announces the coming of a new album from G-Unit. Nicki Minaj, 50 Cent, Lil Wayne at Summer Jam 2014: Live Blog While stopping through Fox 29's "Good Day Philadelphia," 50 Cent said fans can expect a new G…

  5. G-Unit Reunite on 'Nah I’m Talking Bout': Listen

    June 02, 2014 9:39 PM EDT The day after Sunday’s G-Unit reunion at Hot 97′s Summer Jam , the 50 Cent-fronted rap crew has released its first song in six years with the new track “Nah I’m Talking Bout”.   The song's not entirely original. It’s a remix of Hit Boy and his HS87 crew’s “Grindin My Whole Life” with 50…

  6. 50 Cent Still 'Can't Believe' Chris Lighty Commited Suicide: VH1 'Behind the Music' Exclusive Video

    March 20, 2013 5:26 PM EDT Cent Talks Chris Lighty's passing, his relationship with Chelsea Handler & more on VH1's 'Behind the Music' 50 Cent has never shied away of showing his respect and appreciation for his manager, the late Chris Lighty. But the rapper still has difficulty accepting…

  7. 50 Cent, 'Get Rich Or Die Tryin'' at 10: Classic Track-By-Track Review

    February 06, 2013 11:45 AM EST Ten years ago today, the hip-hop landscape shifted. 50 Cent, a young upstart from Queens, New York, put the rap game in a chokehold with the release of his debut studio album "Get Rich or Die Tryin'." The album was an audio snapshot of a hustler balancing machismo with…

  8. 50 Cent on Headphone Line, Teaming with Timbaland at CES 2013

    January 09, 2013 9:30 PM EST Cent 's first foray into headphones didn't go well. In fact, it was something of a disaster. A 2010 investment in Sleek Audio failed to materialize any headphones, but it did spawn a lawsuit. It also convinced the hip-hop icon that if he wanted to pursue his own branded line of…

  9. Coachella 2012: 10 Things Seen & Heard Sunday

    April 16, 2012 11:20 AM EDT "Tupac Hologram" were the two words on everyone's lips as Weekend 1 of Coachella 2012 came to a close, but the third day of the festival was more than just the projected image of a legendary, long-deceased rapper during Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg's headlining set. The two…

  10. Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg's Coachella Set: Hits, Guests and a Tupac Resurrection

    April 16, 2012 6:00 AM EDT Rap legends joined by Eminem, 50 Cent, Wiz Khalifa & more Sure, Jay-Z brought out Beyonce at Coachella in 2010, and Kanye West gave festival goers his ballerina-assisted best with Bon Iver last year. But how many hip-hop headliners could resurrect Tupac Shakur from the dead? Dr. Dre and…

  11. 50 Cent Brings Out Eminem For Shady 2.0 SXSW Showcase

    March 17, 2012 1:10 PM EDT Nine years ago, 50 Cent burst into mainstream hip-hop -- with the help of co-executive producer Eminem -- on his proper debut, "Get Rich or Die Tryin.'" The album's street credibility was depicted through refreshing gangsta lyricism and marketable singles, and earned 50…

  12. 50 Cent Drops 'The Big 10' Mixtape: Listen

    December 09, 2011 4:00 PM EST Close to ten years since the release of his first mixtape, "50 Cent Is The Future," 50 Cent drops a new ten-track mixtape, titled " The Big 10 ." "Everything on it is new. It's like an album," 50 Cent told Vibe . "I got the chance to do the talking that…

  13. Billboard Bits: Big 'Glee' Departures, Rilo Kiley Breaks Up

    July 13, 2011 7:27 PM EDT Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Cory Monteith, Lea Michele, Chris Colfer Not Returning for "Glee" Season 4 After "Glee's" upcoming third season, cast regulars Lea Michele, Chris Colfer and Cory Monteith will depart "…

  14. Lloyd Banks Preps 'Hunger for More' After Going Gold

    October 16, 2010 8:06 AM EDT L loyd Banks recently claimed gold when his independent top 20 hit, "Beamer, Benz or Bentley," sold 523,000 digital copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. And what better way to find out the news than through a good, old-fashioned prank staged by two hip-hop heavyweights? The prank…

  15. Yayo Gets Community Service In Harassment Flap

    February 15, 2008 12:00 AM EST G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo was sentenced yesterday (Feb. 14) to 10 days of community service after pleading guilty to harassment of a recording rival's 14-year-old son. G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo was sentenced yesterday (Feb. 14) to 10 days of community service after pleading guilty to…

  16. G-Unit's Yayo Rejects Jail Offer

    July 24, 2007 12:00 AM EDT G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo rejected an offer today (July 24) of nine months in jail in exchange for pleading guilty to slapping and punching a 14-year-old boy. G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo rejected an offer today (July 24) of nine months in jail in exchange for pleading guilty to slapping and…

  17. G-Unit's Yayo Accused Of Slapping Teenager

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo has pleaded not guilty to harassment and endangering the welfare of a child after police accused him of slapping and hitting a 14-year-old boy. G-Unit rapper Tony Yayo has pleaded not guilty to harassment and endangering the welfare of a child after police accused him…

  18. Busta Rhymes Arrested For Assault In New York

    August 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Busta Rhymes has been arrested and charged with assault in New York, police said today (Aug. 20). According to the New York Daily News, Rhymes (real name: Trevor Smith) was investigated for ass Rapper Busta Rhymes has been arrested and charged with assault in New York, police said…

  19. Tool Tops Album Chart With '10,000 Days'

    May 10, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Rock acts dominate the top two slots on The Billboard 200 again this week, with Tool's "10,000 Days" taking the crown on more than double the sales of the latest from Pearl Jam. The big chart also wel Rock acts dominate the top two slots on The Billboard 200 again this week,…

  20. Police Bemoan Rhymes' Silence In Shooting

    February 16, 2006 12:00 AM EST New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly berated Busta Rhymes yesterday (Feb. 15), accusing the rapper of withholding information about the slaying of his bodyguard at a recent video shoot. New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly berated Busta Rhymes yesterday (Feb. 15), accusing the rapper of…

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