1. Solange vs. Jay Z and More: 2014's Music Beefs by the Numbers

    December 31, 2014 2:29 PM EST This past year was filled with artists beefing with one another, both in and out the e-streets. Even Ariana Grande jumped in. From the hilarious ( Cam'Ron vs. Nick Cannon ) to the severe ( Jay Z vs. Solange ), below are 2014's music beef ...

  2. Top 20 Christmas Rap Songs

    December 25, 2014 8:15 AM EST No one has the type of holiday spirit as a rapper. From Kanye West to Run-D.M.C. , they're spins on Christmas classics or originals range from the hilarious, weird to serious, but all stay true to themselves. Busta Rhymes -- whose Jim Carrey- ...

  3. The 10 Best Rap Songs of 2014

    December 11, 2014 2:10 PM EST Maybe it's just where the industry's headed, maybe it's just a result of how 2013's calendar worked, but this year rap fans digested their music through song, not album. And the songs came from unexpected places, like Vine and ...

  4. A-Trak Talks New Solo Material, DJ Set Transparency, and 'Youth on the Come-Up'

    November 25, 2014 9:00 AM EST By this point in his career, A-Trak should probably be known as Multi-Track. The former Billboard cover star  (real name Alain Macklovitch, a last name you might recognize from his brother Dave, who goes by Dave 1 in the electro-funk duo Chromeo ...

  5. Wu-Tang Clan & Lil’ Kim Reign in Brooklyn: Live Review

    September 22, 2014 4:00 PM EDT Nostalgia was the selling point at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Sept. 19, when hip-hop magazine The Source held its inaugural SOURCE360 variety concert to commemorate its 25th anniversary. While relative newcomers Curren$y and Dom Kennedy o ...

  6. Nicki Minaj Releases 'No Flex Zone' Remix: Listen

    July 15, 2014 2:49 PM EDT Nicki Minaj released a freestyle over Rae Sremmurd's "No Flex Zone" "just 4 da fuq of it."   #NickiFreestyle 30 mins away just 4 da fuq of it http://t.co/OwMiha240p — PillsNPotions (@NICKIMINAJ) July 15, 2014   Minaj spi ...

  7. Cam'ron, Nicki Minaj & Yummy Team Up For 'So Bad': Listen

    July 15, 2014 1:42 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cam'ron revamps his 2012 collaboration with Yummy Bingham, "So Bad," by bringing Nicki Minaj into the mix. Minaj closes the song by claiming what's hers and putting Cam' in his place: "Ayo Cam', I'm the baddes ...

  8. Smoke DZA Talks 'Dream.Zone.Achieve' Album, Performs Two Songs: Watch

    March 24, 2014 11:58 AM EDT 0 0 0 There's more than meets the eye when it comes to Smoke DZA. The rapper and R.F.C. Music Group label head has been in the game for over a decade, and his personal journey has been one to marvel at. On his upcoming album, "Dream.ZONE.Achieve ...

  9. Kanye West's Long-'Gone' Song Debuts In Hot 100's Top 20

    October 09, 2013 7:37 PM EDT A viral video helps bring 'Gone,' from the rapper's 2005 album 'Late Registration,' onto the tally at last Kanye West debuts on the Hot 100 this week with a song that's eight years old. "Gone" (featuring ...

  10. The Seed: Eminem, The Lox, Cam'ron & More New Music

    August 30, 2013 3:00 PM EDT It's been over 10 years since the LOX last graced Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs as a unit but this week’s release of "Summers Too Hot" could bring the drought to an end. The street record, primed for Labor Day barbeques, was produced by ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Cam'ron

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  13. AraabMUZIK Talks New Album, Skrillex, Diplo Collaborations

    November 25, 2012 5:30 PM EST 0 0 0 AraabMUZIK is dreaming up his next album. The hip-hop producer/MPC mastermind initially came onto the scene producing New York hip-hop crew The Diplomats. Since then, he's gone on to collaborate with big names such as Cam'ron, Busta Rhymes ...

  14. Nicki Minaj 'The Re-Up' Track List: Lil Wayne, Ciara Featured

    November 02, 2012 1:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj has claimed the month of November as her own. As the release date of "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded -- The Re-Up," quickly approaches, the singer-rapstress reveals the album's track list via iTunes . The double-disc project ...

  15. Watch: Nicki Minaj's 'I Am Your Leader' Video With Cam'Ron & Rick Ross

    August 24, 2012 12:35 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been a busy week for Nicki Minaj . After debuting her first fragrance, "Pink Friday," and co-starring in B.o.B 's video for "Out of My Mind," the Young Money rapstress releases the visuals for Hit-Boy produced trac ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. Listen to Azealia Banks' New Anthem, 'Jumanji'

    May 11, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 While the world awaits the release of Azealia Banks' debut full-length, "Broke with Expensive Taste," the buzzier-than-buzzworthy rapper has continued releasing hypnotic tracks. On Friday (May 11), the rapper dropped "Jumanji,&qu ...

  18. Listen: Kanye West's Five Best GOOD Friday Songs

    April 06, 2012 1:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Friday (Apr. 6) -- the actual Good Friday holiday -- Kanye West revived his GOOD Friday release series , which features a new single posted online every Friday as a free giveaway to the rapper's rabid fans, with "Mercy," a new trac ...

  19. Nicki Minaj, 'Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded': Track-By-Track Review

    March 29, 2012 1:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I always thought I could write pop songs for someone else or I could write R&B records for someone else, but I didn't think that people would accept me writing those type of songs and me singing them and just being who I am," Nic ...

  20. Nicki Minaj Reveals 'Roman' Track List, Announces European Tour

    March 19, 2012 10:55 AM EDT 0 0 0 After tapping artists like Rihanna , Eminem , Will.i.am and Kanye West for her 2010 debut "Pink Friday," Nicki Minaj revealed a guest-heavy track list for her highly anticipated sophomore disc, "Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded," last ...

  21. Gabe Tesoriero Promoted to Senior Vice President, Media and Artist Relations at Island Def Jam

    January 23, 2012 12:19 PM EST 0 0 Island Def Jam has promoted former Vice President of Media and Artist Relations Gabe Tesoriero to Senior Vice President of the same division, the company announced today. With the new title, Tesoriero, who has been at the company since 2005, will be i ...

  22. Jim Jones Pleads Guilty to Driving with Suspended License

    October 07, 2011 11:05 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jim Jones pleaded guilty Thursday (Oct. 6) to driving his Bentley with a suspended license. The rapper and actor, whose "We Fly High" peaked at No. 5 on the Hot 100 chart, admitted to a traffic misdemeanor and was fined $200. Jim Jones, bo ...

  23. Four-Play: Beyonce Says 'Move Your Body,' Nicki Minaj Teases 'Super Bass,' & More

    April 27, 2011 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Beyoncé "moves her body" for a good cause, Consequence readies the world for "trouble," Nicki Minaj teases us for less than 30 minutes, and Cam'Ron and Vado teach the ladies swag 101. Check out four virals that deserve extra ...

  24. Rapper Vado Signs to Interscope Records, Says Mentor Cam'ron

    March 28, 2011 6:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 After much speculation, Harlem rapper Vado has officially signed to Interscope Records. Mentor Cam'ron announced on Hot 97 that the upstart recently signed the deal. "He just signed a deal with Interscope," he said while on the show. ...

  25. Harlem Says Final Goodbye To Huddy 6

    October 19, 2010 11:25 AM EDT 0 0 0 It seemed like all of Harlem gathered yesterday (Oct. 18) to say goodbye to Harlem World's Andre "Huddy Combs" Hudson, who was killed in a car accident on the George Washington Bridge last week. Video: Huddy 6 Funeral Led by horse and ...

  26. Justin Bieber Raps Atop Cam'ron, Vado's 'Speakin' In Tungs'

    October 14, 2010 11:15 AM EDT 0 0 0 Justin Bieber showcased his rap skills over Cam'ron and Vado's "Speakin' In Tungs" track. Who knew the kid was listening to street rap like this? Check out Bieber spit over the club smash -- if nothing else, his confidence i ...

  27. R.I.P. Harlem World's Huddy Combs

    October 13, 2010 3:47 PM EDT 0 0 0 Harlem rapper Huddy Combs passed away this morning in a fatal car crash on the George Washington Bridge in New York/New Jersey. The Associated Press reports Combs' vehicle collided with a truck on the westbound upper level and that a female pas ...

  28. Exclusive: Vado And Jae Millz 'Respect The Jux' Clip

    October 11, 2010 4:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Cam'ron 's UN member Vado and Lil Wayne 's Young Money brethren Jae Millz recently shot a video for the track "Respect The Jux," titled after the novel by the same name. The book was written by author Frank C. Matthews and r ...

  29. Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z Big Winners At 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards

    October 04, 2010 2:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj and Jay-Z were the big winners at the 2010 BET Hip-Hop Awards, which were shot this past Saturday (Oct. 2) at the Atlanta Civic Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Minaj won three awards: Rookie of the Year, People's Champ and the Made You ...

  30. Billboard Bits: Beyonce Returns To the Studio, Blink-182 Cracks Crude Obama Joke

    August 30, 2010 7:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Beyonce Returns To Studio with Ne-Yo Beyonce is back in the studio after taking a break from music earlier this year, according to Perez Hilton. The news follows a tweet ...

  31. Common and Diesel to Toast Upcoming Hip-Hop Acts

    August 24, 2010 2:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Common has joined forces with Diesel's Only The Brave fragrance to celebrate the next faces of hip-hop. Up and coming rappers Nipsey Hussle, Big Sean, Vado and Donnis will be featured in "Diesel Presents... Only The Brave," a v ...

  32. T.I. Brings Out Mary J. Blige, B.o.B. for Secret NYC Show

    August 17, 2010 11:02 AM EDT 0 0 0 T .I. may be from Atlanta, but he certainly knows how to throw a New York party. On Monday night (Aug. 16), the rapper performed his first full live show since his release from prison at New York's glamorous Capitale, to launch AXE Music's ...

  33. DMX Heads Back to Jail

    July 27, 2010 12:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 D MX surrendered to a judge Monday (July 26) to begin serving a 90-day jail sentence for a 2002 reckless driving conviction. Los Angeles City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan said the 39-year-old turned himself in at a downtown courthouse. He said ...

  34. Drake, Trey Songz, Usher, DJ Khaled Heat Up Summer Jam Show

    June 07, 2010 4:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 The annual Hot 97 Summer Jam 2010 delivered the heat last night (June 6) as it ushered in the season with a all-star lineup that included Drake, Trey Songz and Usher. But it was the surprise guests during DJ Khaled's set that received possibly ...

  35. Fat Joe Comes Back Swinging On 'The Dark Side'

    June 04, 2010 3:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 F at Joe knew he couldn't rely on his past when he went into the studio to record his new album. Referencing fellow rap vet LL Cool J, Fat Joe says, "In an industry where you're as good as your last hit, I had no choice but to knock i ...

  36. Cam'ron: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 1:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 "Cam'ron Presents the U.N.-Gunz N' Butta" (U.N. Entertainment/E1 Music, Aug. 10) Cam'ron 's seventh studio album boasts cameos by Fabolous , Kid Cudi and Vado, and production by Alchemist, Arab Muzik and Skizo Frenyc. K ...

  37. Fat Joe: Summer Album Preview 2010

    May 26, 2010 12:22 PM EDT 0 0 0 "The Dark Side" (Terror Squad/E1 Music, June 29) The gang's all here on Fat Joe 's E1 debut, which includes producers DJ Premier, Cool & Dre and Infamous. The rapper also joins forces with guests Young Jeezy (first single &qu ...

  38. Exclusive Album Debut: Clipse

    December 07, 2009 3:05 PM EST 0 0 0 The Clipse third album, "Til the Casket Drops" (Re-Up/Columbia; Dec. 8), revisits the drug and crime themes the Virginia Beach, Va., raised brothers lyrically addressed to critical acclaim on its first two albums. But whereas 2002's & ...

  39. Clipse Eyes Fresh Start With New Label

    November 30, 2009 12:02 PM EST 0 0 0 Between label setbacks and its ex-manager's legal case, rap duo the Clipse has weathered its share of drama. Instead of wallowing in self-pity or anger, however, the brothers (Gene "Malice" and Terrence "Pusha T" Thornton) a ...

  40. Mase Making Comeback, Inspired By Michael Jackson

    July 01, 2009 3:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 During an interview with DJ Self of New York's Power 105.1 radio station (WWPR-FM) on Friday (June 26), former Bad Boy artist Mase not only aired a remix to Drake's "Best I Ever Had," his first release in five years, but he also ...

  41. Green Day Takes Top Spot On Billboard 200

    May 20, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Green Day bows at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with "21st Century Breakdown," selling 215,000 in an abbreviated three-day sales week. The Reprise/Warner Bros. set saw an off-cycle release on Friday, May 15 in order to more closely align its ...

  42. Green Day Headed To No. 1 Debut On Billboard 200

    May 13, 2009 5:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 All signs point to a new No. 1 album at the top of the Billboard 200 chart next week, as we await the arrival of Green Day's "21st Century Breakdown." The Reprise/Warner Bros. set will see an off-cycle release on Friday, May 15. (Most ...

  43. Cam'ron Returns From Exile With 'Crime Pays'

    April 13, 2009 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A few years ago, Cam'ron seemed poised to become one of hip-hop's most successful artists. By 2006, he had released five studio albums, including "Come Home With Me," which sold 1.2 million copies, and "Purple Haze," wh ...

  44. This Day in Music

    October 23, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper Cam'ron is shot during an early morning carjacking attempt in Washington, D.C. Two men pull alongside Cam'ron's 2006 Lamborghini and open fire while the artist is stopped at a traffic li 2005 - Rapper Cam'ron is sho ...

  45. Chart Beat

    September 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses chart action from Joan Baez, Cliff Richard, Pink and more! GOT A JOANS FOR YOU: It's been 29 years and two weeks since Joan Baez appeared on the Billboard album chart, but her long hiatus is over, thanks to the debut of "Day ...

  46. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Already battling an injured knee, Queens Of The Stone Age frontman Josh Homme collapses after a show in Hamburg, forcing the cancellation of the next evening's concert in Stuttgart. According t 2005 - Already battling an injured knee, Qu ...

  47. Jim Jones Introduces Byrd Gang, Preps New CD

    June 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper and Diplomat Records CEO Jim Jones is introducing his new rap group, Byrd Gang, through the debut album, "M.O.B.," due July 1 via Asylum. Rapper and Diplomat Records CEO Jim Jones is introducing his new rap group, Byrd Gang, through ...

  48. This Day in Music

    October 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Rapper Cam'ron is shot during an early morning carjacking attempt in Washington, D.C. Two men pull alongside Cam'ron's 2006 Lamborghini and open fire while the artist is stopped at a traffic li 2005 - Rapper Cam'ron is sho ...

  49. Columbia Snaps Up Rapper Jim Jones

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Jim Jones has joined Columbia's roster, following a series of releases for Koch. The deal does not affect the artist's pre-existing A&R director position at Warner Music Group. Rapper Jim Jones has joined Columbia's roster, ...

  50. Columbia Snaps Up Rapper Jim Jones

    October 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rapper Jim Jones has joined Columbia's roster, following a series of releases for Koch. The deal does not affect the artist's pre-existing A&R director position at Warner Music Group. "It's a 50/50 joint venture with Columb ...

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