- MC Styles P is set to release a new mixtape entitled "Phantom Gangster Chronicles, Volume 1" via Koch Records on Nov. 11. The project will be a CD/DVD combination including nine previously unreleased cuts and six new videos from Styles P along with bonus footage. Styles is also a member of the rap group, D Block, who are working on the collective album "Prepare For Glory" via Babygrande Records.

- T.I. is gearing up to release the third single, "Live Your Life" featuring Rihanna, from his recent album, "Paper Trail." The video was directed by Anthony Mandler and premieres on mainstream networks as well as online on Oct. 28. In addition, T.I. will host Sirius Satellite radio's Hot Jamz channel on Oct. 22 from 9 AM to 12 PM.

- Ryan Leslie's oft-delayed self-titled debut album has been pushed back to February 2009, according to a representative for the producer/singer. His last single "Addiction" featuring Cassie and Fabolous peaked at No. 35 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.

"After many of my songs began to leak into the blogosphere, I decided to go back into the studio and add a few elements to make the album versions of the records special," says Leslie of the delay.