Tony Yayo

  1. 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 Beaut ...

  2. Amanda Palmer Changes the Way Albums are Funded Through Kickstarter

    June 13, 2012 7:20 PM EDT You may have missed it, but music business history was made May 30 when singer/songwriter Amanda Palmer raised $1 million in less than a month for an album no one has heard. She did this on Kickstarter, an online platform that has helped thousands ...

  3. Tupac Shakur (Hologram) Plays Coachella During Snoop Dogg's Set (Video)

    April 16, 2012 9:33 AM EDT 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 Snoop Dogg , the ...

  4. 50 Cent Brings Out Eminem For Shady 2.0 SXSW Showcase

    March 17, 2012 1:40 PM EDT (Photo: Karen Civil) 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 r ...

  5. Billboard.biz's 2012 SXSW Blog

    March 14, 2012 2:11 PM EDT March 20, 2012 | BACKBEAT Backbeat: BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at SXSW BMI, Billboard, Suntrust and Austin's Four Seasons Hotel teamed up to host the BMI & Billboard Acoustic Brunch at the South by Southwest Music Festival on Fri ...

  6. 50 Cent, UMG Sued By 14 Year-Old

    April 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Hip hop mogul 50 Cent, Universal Music Group and several of its record labels were sued on Wednesday for promoting a "gangsta lifestyle" by a 14-year-old boy who says friends of the rapper assaulted him. The lawsuit filed by James Rosemo ...

  7. Game On For 50 Cent

    March 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT He's baaaaack. 50 Cent is returning to the videogame world along with fellow G-Unit cronies Lloyd Banks, Tony Yayo and DJ Whoo Kid -- providing their likeness and voice to "50 Cent: Blood in the Sand," the follow-up to the 2005 game ...

  8. West Registers No. 1 Album Debut

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "Late Registration," Kanye West rules the school as his sophomore Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam album makes a chart-topping bow on The Billboard 200 this week. After a few weeks of relatively low-key activ With "Late Registration," ...

  9. 50 Cent, Zingy Team For Videogame Series

    May 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT G-Unit members Banks, Buck, Yayo also featured. 50 Cent is looking to extend his dominance of the mobile world beyond ringtones with a new videogame series created exclusively for the mobile phone that will feature the entire G-Unit lineup. Workin ...