1. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT 9.14 k 2.9 k 29 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 tha ...

  2. Lil Wayne's Rumored 'Tha Carter V' Track List Features Kanye West, Drake

    February 21, 2014 8:07 PM EST 0 0 0 Even though Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter V" won't be out for another few months, the rapper's newest album may already have a track list. According to Rap-Up , the album's tracklisting surfaced after engineer Mike B. reporte ...

  3. Young Money Announces New Compilation, 'Rise of an Empire'

    January 22, 2014 9:50 PM EST 0 0 0 The new album will arrive March 11 After releasing its last compilation over four years ago, Young Money Entertainment has announced a new release for 2014. "Young Money: Rise of an Empire," the label's second compilation featuring it ...

  4. Cash Money, Chase Announce Partnership for Austin Mahone Release

    September 03, 2013 10:05 AM EDT Austin Mahone is getting a boost for his debut album when it drops next month, as his current label, Chase Records, has announced a partnership with Cash Money Records to release Mahone's album. The Universal Republic-affiliated Cash Money ...

  5. N.O.R.E., 'She Tried' Remix Ft. Lil Wayne, Ja Rule & Birdman: Exclusive Song Premiere

    August 08, 2013 2:34 PM EDT N.O.R.E. (a.k.a. P.A.P.I.) is true to his word: the sequel to "Student Of The Game" is coming. But before releasing the follow-up to his 2013 effort, the rapper, alongside Good Belt Gang members whose names he's yet to disclose, has ...

  6. 'Rich Gang' Album Debuts; Jay Z Ends Macklemore & Lewis' Long Run at No. 1

    August 01, 2013 1:53 PM EDT Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman brings together a host of artists for the "Rich Gang" compilation album, which debuts at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 24,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Though most of the art ...

  7. Rick Ross, Birdman Release 'The H: The Lost Album Vol. 1' Mixtape

    May 23, 2013 4:31 PM EDT Five years after its initial release date, Birdman and Rick Ross drop their collaborative mixtape, "The H: The Lost Album Vol. 1." The 11-track effort, hosted by DJ Khaled, features guest appearances by Kevin Rudolf, Mack Maine and Gudda ...

  8. Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne Get Close In 'High School' Video: Watch

    April 02, 2013 1:39 PM EDT After teasing photos of her posing in a smoking swimsuit while on set, Nicki Minaj releases the visual for her latest single, "High School." Director Benny Boom captures Nicki Minaj getting close with her on-screen love interest, Lil Way ...

  9. Lil Wayne's Seizure Had 'Nothing to Do With Drugs,' Says Birdman

    March 18, 2013 7:36 PM EDT Lil Wayne had a single seizure caused by stress, not drugs, and will soon be leaving an L.A. hospital where he's been for nearly a week, Birdman said on Monday in a radio interview aimed directly at quashing "false rumors." " ...

  10. Lil Wayne's Seizure Had 'Nothing to Do With Drugs,' Says Birdman

    March 18, 2013 6:50 PM EDT "He'll be home soon," the Cash Money CEO tells Hot 97's Angie Martinez Lil Wayne had a single seizure caused by stress, not drugs, and will soon be leaving an L.A. hospital where he's been for nearly a week, Birdman said o ...

  11. The Seed: Earl Sweatshirt, Chief Keef, Lupe Fiasco

    March 18, 2013 12:46 PM EDT Kicking things off The Seed is Cash Money co-founder and CEO Birdman with the first single off Young Money’s upcoming "Rich Gang: Flashy Lifestyle" compilation album. The crew cut, "Tapout," featuring Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj and ...

  12. Exclusive: Drake to Release New Single on Grammy Night

    January 31, 2013 3:45 PM EST Drake season has begun. Universal Music confirms with Billboard that Drake will release his first single off his forthcoming third album on the night of the 55th Annual Grammy Awards on Feb. 10. The song's title is confirmed as "Starte ...

  13. Young Jeezy Releases 'It's Tha World' Mixtape, Announces CTE World, Atlantic Records Deal

    December 12, 2012 1:30 PM EST 0 0 0 Jeezy talks splitting ways with former CTE World artist, Freddie Gibbs. A year after the release of "Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition," Young Jeezy debuts new mixtape, "It's Tha World." The 17-track project includes fe ...

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  15. Pusha T Announces Album Title, Confirms Lil Wayne, Birdman Diss

    November 30, 2012 6:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Pusha T goes with what he feels, whether you like it or not. It's hard to not respect that. On Wednesday (Nov. 28), Pusha T's verse from Ludacris ' "Tell Me What They Mad For" leaked. On his verse, Pusha throws shots at Lil ...

  16. Kevin Rudolf Explains Why New Album is Taking So Long

    October 22, 2012 4:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I'm definitely kicking my own butt to get the record finished," Rudolf tells Billboard. Kevin Rudolf doesn't need any outside motivation to complete his long-in-progress third artist album. "I'm definitely kicking my o ...

  17. Morning Fix: Universal-EMI EU Approval Tomorrow? Amanda Palmer Pays; Cash Money Signs Caskey

    September 20, 2012 12:33 AM EDT Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's free music-business newsletters. AEG SALE LIKELY TO ATTRACT L.A. CONSORTIUM BID: The announcement that s ports and live-entertainment giant AEG is for sale for a reported $7 to $8 billion , has prompted s ...

  18. Lil Wayne Releases Oft-Delayed 'Dedication 4' Mixtape: Listen

    September 04, 2012 10:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 After several push backs, Lil Wayne released his highly-anticipated mixtape, "Dedication 4" yesterday (Sept. 3). The fourth installment of his "Dedication" mixtape series, hosted by DJ Drama, is laced with features by YMCMB artis ...

  19. DJ Khaled, 'Kiss the Ring': Track-By-Track Review

    August 21, 2012 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the past decade, few entities have stayed steady. Wars have ended, 'The Hangover' rose and fell, and 4 Loko got banned within a month. Meanwhile, as the world has turned, DJ Khaled has managed to put out six studio albums -- each and ev ...

  20. Nicki Minaj Brings Out Lil Wayne, Drake & More in NYC Pepsi Show

    August 15, 2012 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 To those who think Nicki Mina j has fully immersed herself in pop, think again. Not to discredit the dabbling she's doing in the genre -- take a listen to the second half of "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded" -- but yesterday's free N ...

  21. Lil Twist Talks 'Don't Get It Twisted' Collabos, Movie Scripts, & Touring

    July 25, 2012 5:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 'I got a few scripts on the table, one being a voice-over script. But, 'Don't Get It Twisted' is my main priority," the YMCMB rapper says. Lil Twist may have yet to deliver his debut studio album, "Don't Get it Twi ...

  22. Lil Wayne, Big Sean Turn the Suburbs Upside Down In 'My Homies Still' Video

    July 16, 2012 5:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne and Big Sean turn the suburbs upside down, literally, in Weezy's video for "My Homies Still." Accompanied by a massive pink elephant, Weezy acts as the ringmaster and roams through a yard filled with discarded mannequins and ...

  23. Cash Money Hires Radio DJ Greg Street to Work on Cash Money Records, Content

    June 15, 2012 5:03 PM EDT Cash Money Records co-CEOs and founders Bryan "Birdman" Williams and Ronald "Slim" Williams announced that broadcast personality and radio DJ Greg Street will join Cash Money Records and Cash Money Content, the book publishing ...

  24. Lauryn Hill, Nas, Young Jeezy Take Over 2012 Summer Jam

    June 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After Lil' Wayne Orders Nicki Minaj to Cancel Set, Nas Steps Up, With Hill's Help, at Hot 97 Fest Hip-hop beefs aren't new to Hot 97's Summer Jam. One of the most notorious feuds was ignited on the Summer Jam stage in 2001. Jay-Z ...

  25. Freshman Haze: Sneakbo

    May 31, 2012 10:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 The UK hip-hop scene has had a facelift in recent years, mainly due to the rising rappers who have come in and taken over the 'net with their dark street tales and original swag. One of the leaders of this new wave is Sneakbo , an artist of Nig ...

  26. Mystikal on Feeling 'Ashamed,' Performing in Jail and His New Mixtape

    May 10, 2012 2:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cash Money Rapper To Release New Music During 81-Day Jail Stint 81 days. That's the amount of time separating Mystikal , the quick-tongued, oft-troubled New Orleans rapper best known for early 00s singles like "Shake Ya Ass" and " ...

  27. Birdman To Put Cash Money Artists on the Big Screen With 'Rich Gang' Film

    May 01, 2012 5:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 For Birdman and his Young Money/Cash Money crew, the charts are not the only thing to conquer. Up next: Hollywood. In an interview with XXL , the YMCMB leader (and Billboard Power 100 player) talked up the launch later this year of his Cash Money Fi ...

  28. Birdman To Put Cash Money Artists on the Big Screen With 'Rich Gang' Film

    May 01, 2012 2:53 PM EDT For Birdman and his Young Money/Cash Money crew, the charts are not the only thing to conquer. Up next: Hollywood. In an interview with XXL , the YMCMB leader (and Billboard Power 100 player ) talked up the launch later this year of his Cash Money ...

  29. Diddy Tops Forbes' Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists

    April 17, 2012 7:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Diddy is 2012's top-earning hip-hop mogul, according to Forbes . The artist born Sean Combs is worth $550 million, according to the magazine, which includes his stakes in Ciroc Vodka, Sean John and Enyce clothing, Blue Flame marketing and his l ...

  30. Diddy Tops Forbes' Wealthiest Hip-Hop Artists

    April 17, 2012 7:00 PM EDT Diddy is 2012's top-earning hip-hop mogul, according to Forbes . The artist born Sean Combs is worth $550 million, according to the magazine, which includes his stakes in Ciroc Vodka, Sean John and Enyce clothing, Blue Flame marketing and his ...

  31. Lil Wayne Inks Four-Album Deal With Cash Money

    April 13, 2012 9:50 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne has become synonymous with the Young Money/Cash Money phenomenon that has swept up names such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Mystikal and Busta Rhymes, and the rapper isn't going anywhere soon. Weezy just signed a 4-album deal with Cash Money ...

  32. Lil Wayne Signs New Four-Album Cash Money Deal

    April 12, 2012 1:19 PM EDT Lil Wayne has become synonymous with the Young Money/Cash Money phenomenon that has swept up names such as Drake, Nicki Minaj, Mystikal and Busta Rhymes, and the rapper isn't going anywhere soon. Weezy just signed a 4-album deal with Cash Mon ...

  33. Backbeat: Lil Wayne Films a Mountain Dew Spot Onstage During SXSW Young Money Gig

    March 16, 2012 2:45 PM EDT Lil Wayne filming a Mountain Dew spot onstage at South by Southwest on Thursday night (Photo: Karen Civil/@teamDEWeezy) AUSTIN -- Lil Wayne was the headliner of one of the most anticipated concerts at this year's SXSW, which came in the wake ...

  34. Lil Wayne Launches DEWeezy Campaign With SXSW Concert

    March 16, 2012 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne was the headliner of one of the most anticipated concerts at this year's SXSW since last week's announcement of his partnership with Mountain Dew. "DEWeezy" posters splattered across the streets of Austin, Texas since M ...

  35. Lumidee Denies Young Money Signing

    March 05, 2012 8:06 PM EST 0 0 0 Lumidee has not signed to the YMCMB label group, the "Never Leave You (Uh Oooh, Uh Oooh)" singer clarified on Twitter on Monday. "I did not sign a deal with anyone!!! Sorry for the false info corny ass people HAD access to my page….,& ...

  36. Limp Bizkit-Lil Wayne Single Has 'Hip-Hop-Rock Swagger,' says Birdman

    March 01, 2012 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Cash Money Co-CEO Says That Limp Bizkit was 'Perfect Match' For Label A new collaboration between Limp Bizkit and Lil Wayne is coming: the single is titled "Ready To Go," and will be released online next week. And Cash Money foun ...

  37. Lil' Wayne Branches Out Into Shoe Business

    February 27, 2012 3:47 PM EST (Photo: Andrew Sidney/Picture Group) Lil Wayne's attention grabbing fashion has ranged from leopard print skintight pants to shirtless ensembles complete with enough bling to light a city. Now Weezy will hone his fashion expertise and craft a ...

  38. Backbeat: Lil Wayne, Drake, Busta Rhymes @ Cash Money Pre-Grammy Party

    February 15, 2012 4:15 PM EST American Idols: (L-R) New YMCMB signees Busta Rhymes, American Idol fifth-place finisher Chris RIchardson, and Mystikal cash in at the Cash Money pre-Grammy party. (Photo: Adrian Sidney/PictureGroup) Like all Grammy-related parties on Saturday nig ...

  39. Lil Wayne Debuts 'Mirror' Feat. Bruno Mars: Watch

    January 31, 2012 1:55 PM EST 0 0 0 Lil Wayne gets introspective with Bruno Mars in the official video for "Mirror," the radio-friendly single from the deluxe edition of "Tha Carter IV." The Antoine Fuqua directed clip consists of close-ups of both artists, playing ...

  40. Cash Money's Birdman and Slim Connected to Sexual Assault Lawsuit: Report

    January 30, 2012 2:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Cash Money Records founders and co-CEOs Baby (also known as Birdman ) and Slim are being held accountable for a sexual assault. Jay-Z, Beyoncé, U2, Lady Gaga Rank on Billboard Power 100 List Ronald "Slim" Williams and Bryan "Baby" ...

  41. Lil Wayne to Release 'I Am Not a Human Being 2' Before Summer, Birdman Says

    January 26, 2012 12:20 PM EST 0 0 0 Young Money plans to take over 2012. From Tyga 's "Careless World: Rise of the Last King" (Feb. 21) to Nicki Mina j's much anticipated sophomore album, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," (April 3) more than half of the char ...

  42. Morning Heds: Is Megaupload Like YouTube?; Tim Cook's Bang-Up Job; Iggy Pop Reps Record Store Day

    January 25, 2012 6:45 AM EST Tim Cook on His First Four Months as Apple CEO: Just Look at the Results All Things D Asked about his first four months as Apple chief executive, Tim Cook stressed that what he feels most is lucky to be surrounded by his talented colleagues. San F ...

  43. NFL Playoffs: 8 Musicians Make The Picks, Round 2

    January 13, 2012 1:15 PM EST 0 0 0 The 2011 NFL postseason continues into the divisional round on Saturday (Jan. 14), and like the rest of us, many music artists will be tuning in and rooting for their favorite teams. To celebrate the NFL playoffs and get some predictions on second-r ...

  44. Andrew Bird or Birdman? The Lyrics Quiz

    December 06, 2011 1:50 PM EST 0 0 0 On Tuesday (Dec. 6), acclaimed indie-folk songwriter Andrew Bird announced that his twelfth studio album, "Break It Yourself," will be released on Mar. 6, 2012, and issued list of spring tour dates throughout North America. Meanwhile, Cash ...

  45. M.I.A. Confirms Collaboration with Madonna and Nicki Minaj

    November 28, 2011 12:30 PM EST 0 0 0 After releasing third album "/\/\ /\ Y /\" to mixed reviews last year, M.I.A. has been missing in action for most of 2011. However, the electro-dance artist confirmed a juicy collaboration for 2012 over the weekend by announcing that she w ...

  46. Drake, 'Take Care': Track-by-Track Review

    November 15, 2011 12:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Drake 's sophomore studio album, "Take Care," is as much for his fans as it is for him. The 25-year-old Toronto native took his time and care -- no pun intended -- to craft a project that best showcases his life behind the lens. Drake ...

  47. 2 Chainz Nears Critical Mass with DJ Drama-Hosted Mixtape

    October 29, 2011 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 When it comes to his career, 2 Chainz possesses Zen-like patience. After forming Playaz Circle with Dolla Boy in 1997, the rapper formerly known as Tity Boi scored success 10 years later when the duo's 2007 Disturbing Tha Peace/Def Jam debut, & ...

  48. Nicki Minaj Channels Lil Wayne in Birdman's 'Y.U. Mad' Video: Watch

    October 18, 2011 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Last week, YouTube sensation Sophia Grace Brownlee, 8 yrs. old, channeled her inner Nicki Minaj in a surprising rendition of the raptress' own Hot 100 top 5 hit "Super Bass." Nicki Minaj Performs 'Super Bass' With YouTube St ...

  49. Jay-Z Says Alleged Lil Wayne Beef Is a 'Sport'

    October 03, 2011 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Do you remember the jabs Lil Wayne took towards Jay-Z on "It's Good," off "Tha Carter IV"? Welp, it didn't seem to stress Jay-Z. While at the Shawn Carter Foundation's Making the Ordinary Extroardinary fundraiser o ...

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