1. Dr. Dre, Diddy, Jay-Z Top Forbes' 'Hip-Hop Cash Kings' List

    September 05, 2012 11:04 AM EDT After creating some of the most classic albums hip-hop fans have ever heard, Dr. Dre shifted tactics and tackled exactly how those fans heard them, and his efforts have landed him on top of Forbes' list of top hip-hop cash kings . With $110 m ...

  2. Trey Songz Scores First No. 1 Album On Billboard 200 Chart

    August 29, 2012 11:00 AM EDT Trey Songz finally nabs his first No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 as Chapter V bows atop the list with 135,000 sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the R&B singer's fifth full-length studio album and follows 2010's Passio ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. Billboard Power 100: Ronald 'Slim' Williams & Bryan 'Birdman' Williams

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 25 Ronald "Slim" Williams & Bryan "Birdman" Williams Founders/co-CEOs Cash Money Records Twitter: @BIRDMAN5STAR Money. Power. Respect. Cash Money is hotly rumored to be at the center of a bidding war. Why? The label ...

  5. Urban Power List: Tech N9ne

    January 04, 2012 6:22 PM EST Tech N9ne Founder, Strange Music Website: StrangeMusicInc.com Twitter: @TechN9ne Underground King Motor-mouthed Missouri MC Tech N9ne might have surprised some casual rap watchers when his latest underground hip-hop opus, All 6' & 7' ...

  6. The Year In Hip-Hop: Cash Money Records Senior VP Mel Smith On Lil Wayne, Drake, Nicki Minaj & The Label's Big Year

    December 08, 2011 8:55 AM EST This year finds rap music in its strongest space-artistically, at retail and on the road-since the economic and creative boom of the late '90s. Many MCs triumphed in 2011, but none more so than Lil Wayne. Rostrum/Atlantic Records' Wiz Kh ...

  7. Lil Wayne's 'I Am Still Music Tour' to Undergo Set List Changes

    August 26, 2011 11:40 AM EDT 0 0 0 Between Lil Wayne 's "Sorry 4 The Wait" mixtape and his highly anticipated "Tha Carter IV," due for an Aug. 29 post-VMA release, the rapper has a lot of ground to cover during his upcoming appearances. Watch Lil Wayne on the ...

  8. The Game Tangles With the Law, Preps Fourth Album

    August 19, 2011 8:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 For about two hours on a recent Friday in August, the Compton, Calif., sheriff's station was bombarded with calls. But the flurry of activity wasn't due to a catastrophic emergency. It was due to a tweet. At 5:23 p.m. on Aug. 12, a tweet w ...

  9. T-Pain Ditches Auto-Tune: 'You Can't Stick with One Thing Forever'

    July 20, 2011 11:51 AM EDT 0 0 0 Auto-Tune really is dead for T-Pain on his upcoming album, "rEVOLVEr." The Atlanta MC tells Billboard.com that he's ditching the audio production software that dominated his previous three albums in favor of technology of his own inve ...

  10. Preview: Lil Wayne Amps Up 'MTV Unplugged'

    June 11, 2011 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's been a decade since the last time a rapper headlined an episode of MTV's Unplugged ( Jay-Z in 2001, to be specific), so when Lil Wayne took the stage at Culver City's Sony Studios for his turn on May 13 (the episode airs Sunday n ...

  11. Bonnaroo 2011: 10 Things Seen & Heard Friday

    June 11, 2011 10:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bonnaroo 2011 kicked into high gear on Friday (June 10) with a full day of performances on the hot and dusty Manchester, Tenn. grounds. Sixty-five diverse artists, ranging from indie-rock darlings ( Arcade Fire , the Decemberists ) to hip-hop heavyw ...

  12. Lil Wayne's 'Tha Carter IV' Release Pushed to August

    June 02, 2011 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 L il Wayne 's "Tha Carter IV" release date has been pushed back again, a source confirms to Billboard.com. The highly anticipated set will now hit stores on Aug. 29, over two months after its last announced release date of June 21. &q ...

  13. Nicki Minaj: I'll 'Remain Myself' Whether on Britney Spears or Lil Wayne's Tour

    May 11, 2011 9:35 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fresh off her road run with Lil Wayne , Nicki Minaj is planning to "expand" her live show for her upcoming run with Britney Spears but promises she's neither taming nor tailoring her act for a different audience. "People think (S ...

  14. Billboard Bits: Lil Wayne's 'Carter IV' Out June 21, Tyler the Creator Golfs in 'Goblin' Promo

    April 22, 2011 7:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Lil Wayne Releasing 'Carter IV' on June 21 After originally pegging "Tha Carter IV" with a May 16 release, Lil Wayne will release his much-anticipated ...

  15. Lil Wayne and Rick Ross Meet Up at a Warehouse for 'John' Video

    April 20, 2011 10:13 AM EDT 0 0 0 L il Wayne reconnects with Rick Ross for the visuals to "John," the first single off 'Tha Carter IV.' Lil Wayne Rocks a Cap and Gown on 'Tha Carter IV' Album Cover The Colin Tiley directed clip mostly takes place in a d ...

  16. Lil Wayne Rocks a Cap and Gown on 'Tha Carter IV' Album Cover

    April 19, 2011 8:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 L il Wayne is growing up right before our eyes. For the cover art of his upcoming album, 'Tha Carter IV,' Weezy is rocking his second grade cap and gown and a few more tattoos. 'Tha Carter IV' is slated to come out June. Change t ...

  17. Cool & Dre Launch Epidemic Joint Venture with Interscope

    April 19, 2011 3:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Miami-based production duo Marcello "Cool" Valenzano and Andre "Dre" Lyon have signed a joint venture deal for their Epidemic Music imprint with Interscope Records. Though Cool & Dre declined to reveal specific details, the p ...

  18. Lil Wayne Announces May 16 Release Date for 'Tha Carter IV'

    March 17, 2011 5:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne 's highly-anticipated upcoming "Tha Carter IV" album finally has a release date: May 16. Lil Wayne sat down with MTV News right before the kick-off performance of his I Am Still Music tour in Rhode Island last night (March 1 ...

  19. Lil Wayne Starts Twitter Account

    February 23, 2010 11:58 AM EST 0 0 0 Lil Wayne is scheduled to be sentenced for weapon charges next Tuesday, but on the eve of his possible year-long incarceration, the pint-sized rapper started a twitter page to keep his fans up to date. "im super new to this twitter shit but wud ...