1. Purity Ring's Megan James on Embracing Their 'Future Pop' Label: 'It Feels a Little Bit Safer'

    March 17, 2015 2:47 PM EDT Billboard connected with the electronic duo Purity Ring to talk about their sophomore album, Another Eternity , which debuts at No. 26 on the Billboard 200 . Album Review: Electronic Duo Purity Ring's 'Another Eternity' Refracts Pop Through a Funhouse Mirror Did…

  2. Diddy, Nas, David Byrne All Set for Alicia Keys' AIDS Awareness Event

    October 21, 2014 11:39 PM EDT Diddy will host Alicia Keys' annual charity event that raises awareness about HIV and AIDS. The piano-playing singer announced Tuesday that her husband, producer-rapper Swizz Beatz , will co-host the 11th annual Black Ball on Oct. 30 at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Keys,…

  3. Iggy Azalea Talks 'The New Classic' Album & Former Interscope Deal

    April 21, 2014 12:30 PM EDT 'Why is it that you can have The Rolling Stones,' Azalea asks, 'but a white rapper is weird?' "Fancy" is giving Iggy Azalea life. It's the fourth single from the Australian rapper's forthcoming debut, "The New Classic" (April 22, Def Jam…

  4. 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…

  5. Angel Haze Leaks 'Dirty Gold;' Label Responds By Moving Up Release Date

    December 19, 2013 3:17 PM EST Frustrated with release delays, the rapper leaked the album yesterday without her label's permission, only to have it deleted hours later Hours after she leaked her debut album without the permission of her label (only to have it taken down soon after), Angel Haze's "Dirty…

  6. Angel Haze: Inside The Making of Her Debut Album, 'Dirty Gold'

    December 09, 2013 3:07 PM EST Rap's next rock star? A first look at Angel Haze's expansive, genre-bending Republic debut. "Just so you know, I want to be a rock star." That was one of the first things Angel Haze said to Nicola Carson, an alum of Modest! Management (Leona Lewis, One Direction) who was…

  7. Angel Haze Opens Up About Her Sexuality On Macklemore's 'Same Love' Freestyle: Listen

    October 22, 2013 3:46 PM EDT Angel Haze takes on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' hit, "Same Love," to share her experiences with sexuality. "Hi mom, I'm really scared right now, but, I have to," the New York rapper begins. "At age 13 my mother knew I wasn't straight/ She didn't…

  8. Pitbull & Ke$ha's Tour of Australia Canceled

    October 14, 2013 12:04 AM EDT Pitbull & Ke$ha’s planned tour of Australia has been scrapped a little more than two weeks out from the first show. The five-city trek had been billed as the year’s “hottest double-act,” but it won’t be happening. Promoter Dainty Group today confirmed the run was off. The “Pitbull &…

  9. Angel Haze Reveals 'Epic' Track With Sia on Finished 'Dirty Gold'

    August 05, 2013 5:00 PM EDT There's a light at the end of the tunnel for Angel Haze's debut album, "Dirty Gold," with the Detroit-bred MC revealing at Lollapalooza that she wrapped the set a month ago with plans to release a single this month. Haze, who has spent time in the studio with Marcus…

  10. Nas' Australasian Hip Hop Movement Fest Is Canceled

    April 18, 2013 5:49 AM EDT The inaugural Movement Festival, a multi-date Australasian hip hop event spearheaded by veteran rapper Nas, has been canceled just a week out from showtime. Organizers Live Nation and Niche Productions pulled the plug today on the trek, which billed Nas as a headliner and rounded out its…

  11. Azealia Banks Posts Sales Gains Following Twitter Feuds

    January 09, 2013 7:15 PM EST The ongoing feud between Azealia Banks and Angel Haze (which then morphed into a larger spat between Banks and Perez Hilton over the weekend) has sparked sales gains for Banks over the past week. The New York rapper's "1991" EP re-enters Billboard's Heatseekers Albums…

  12. Major Lazer to 'Free The Universe' on World Tour

    January 07, 2013 10:05 PM EST Major Lazer 's new tour won't travel to outer space, but it'll come close. The Diplo -led project "Free the Universe" tour will reach 12 countries during a 34-date run, with the gigs launching in Toronto on Feb. 28. Named after Major Lazer's Feb. 19-due album,…

  13. Azealia Banks Beefs With Perez Hilton, Using Gay Slur

    January 05, 2013 1:55 AM EST Azealia Banks has been involved in countless Twitter beefs, but she may have gone too far this time. On Friday night, Banks went toe-to-toe with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, on Twitter, after he expressed his dislike for her beef with Angel Haze and for her apparently not wanting to work…

  14. Azealia Banks Responds to Angel Haze On 'No Problems' Diss Track

    January 04, 2013 1:35 PM EST The beef between Azealia Banks and Angel Haze continues. After Banks was hit with Haze's diss track, "On The Edge" yesterday (Jan. 3), she releases "No Problems." Listen below. "She like my new talk, my new style, my new walk, this new whore. Open your mouth and…

  15. Angel Haze Releases Azealia Banks Diss Track, 'On The Edge': Listen

    January 03, 2013 11:40 PM EST After engaging in a heated discussion fight on Twitter with Azealia Banks earlier today (Jan. 3), Angel Haze releases diss track, "On The Edge," to share her side of the beef. "Lol. Any response that is not in the form of a song is null and void. 20 minutes. It took me nothing…

  16. Four-Play: Kid Cudi, Swizz Beatz, Angel Haze & Game

    November 06, 2012 5:35 PM EST Kid Cudi raises the red cup to his directorial debut, Game shows his appreciation for everything Christian, Angel Haze revamps a Missy Elliott classic, and Swizz Beatz , Chris Brown & Ludacris pop bottles like its their birthdays. Check out four virals that deserve extra playtime starring…

  17. Angel Haze Releases 'Classick' Mixtape: Listen

    October 25, 2012 3:20 PM EDT After taking CMJ by storm last week, Angel Haze releases her mixtape, "Classick." Angel Haze Talks Universal Republic Deal, Debut Album & Azealia Banks Collabo On the 6-song mixtape, the Brooklyn native rhymes over a few hip-hop gems such as Missy Elliott 's "Gossip…

  18. BET Hip-Hop Awards 2012: Chris Lighty Tribute, Cyphers & Winners

    October 10, 2012 8:50 AM EDT More than a week after the 2012 BET Hip-Hop Awards were taped in Atlanta, the annual show honoring the best in rap aired Tuesday night (October 9). The show started off strong with a performance by Wiz Khalifa . After rocking his single, "Work Hard, Play Hard," Wiz was joined by…

  19. Angel Haze Talks Universal Republic Deal, Debut Album, & Azealia Banks Collabo

    August 28, 2012 3:15 PM EDT As she continues to impress with the inner workings of her mind (see her "New York" video below), Angel Haze rises from the underground to a world where aspiring female rappers are classified as copies of Nicki Minaj . However, according to Haze, that prenotion doesn't faze her…