1. Lil Wayne, Master P & More MCs' Best Father's Day Gifts (According to Their Kids)

    June 09, 2017 2:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Having a hip-hop icon for a dad makes for a challenge when it comes to Father’s Day gift giving. The stars of WEtv’s Growing Up Hip-Hop and Growing Up Hip-Hop: Atlanta , the latter of which premiered May 25, reflect on the best present they ever got ...

  2. Here's Everything We Know About Jay Z's Album (So Far)

    May 05, 2017 11:30 AM EDT 0 0 0 For more than three years, Jay Z  fans have pondered whether the Roc Nation boss would turn in his suit and tie for a mic and studio. Then, on Friday morning (May 5), Swizz Beatz teased that the Blueprint MC is in "album mode."  In recent ...

  3. Bow Wow, Reginae Carter & More Join Cast of WE tv's 'Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta': Exclusive

    April 06, 2017 10:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 This upcoming spring, the city of Atlanta will be home to a new reality series chronicling the lives of the next batch of hip-hop stars. WE tv will unveil its new show  Growing Up Hip Hop Atlanta , featuring  Bow Wow , Shaniah Mauldin, Ayana Fite, R ...

  4. Mariah Carey Drops New YG Collab 'I Don't': Listen

    February 03, 2017 5:28 AM EST 0 0 0 Mariah Carey has dropped “I Don’t,” her new collaboration with YG .   The pop superstar briefly discussed the track during a recent Facebook Live session, noting that she and YG worked on it with Jermaine Dupri . The song was also teased on the Jan. ...

  5. A Brief History of Hillary and Trump in Rap Music

    September 16, 2016 10:03 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ahead of the 2016 presidential election, look back on 25 years of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton references in rap music.  1991, The Coup “The Coup” ( The Coup EP, Polemic) “We gives a f— if you’ve got money and the millions / Cause motherf—er we’ ...

  6. Mariah Carey Brings Out Jermaine Dupri & Da Brat at 2016 Essence Music Festival

    July 03, 2016 1:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey ’s Essence Festival set (July 2) found the diva translating parts of her Las Vegas residency and recent tour to a festival setting, but she still called in a few favors to give the crowd something less expected (not that there’s a perso ...

  7. Mogul Talk: Jermaine Dupri on Bringing His Story to BET's 'Music Moguls' & Bosses Who Inspire Him

    June 28, 2016 9:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music moguls aren't born. Their entrepreneurial endeavors, behavior in the boardroom and the guidance and mentorship they offer to up-and-coming artists are just a few traits that make them VIPs in the music industry. You’re more likely to see ...

  8. Ballin' Out Podcast: The Ghost Town DJs (and the College Hoopsters Who Brought Them Back to the Hot 100) Talk 'My Boo', 20 Years Later

    May 16, 2016 6:41 PM EDT 0 0 0 To say the Ghost Town DJs 1996 classic (and sole release) "My Boo" is "back" would be misstating the situation -- for hip-hop and R&B fans, the hugely-influential song never left. It's been sampled by everyone from Ciara ...

  9. 'The Rap Game' Winner Miss Mulatto Celebrates Victory, Shares 'No More Talking' Single Snippet: Exclusive

    February 20, 2016 8:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Miss Mulatto is officially a So So Def Recordings signee. On Friday night (Feb. 19), the 16-year-old Atlanta MC was crowned the season 1 winner of Lifetime's  The Rap Game  (a competition for young rhymers on the ATL hip-hop scene) executive pr ...

  10. 'The Rap Game' Cast Rocks the Mic in 'Cool With Me' Video (Exclusive)

    February 18, 2016 11:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The young MCs of Lifetime's hit show  The Rap Game  band together for the "Cool With Me" video, premiering exclusively on  Billboard . Miss Mulatto, Lil Niqo, Lil Poopy, Supa Peach and Young Lyric get their bars up for an impressive l ...

  11. Jermaine Dupri Talks New Show 'The Rap Game' & Wanting to Create a 'Children's Version' of Coachella

    February 09, 2016 12:40 PM EST 0 0 0 Jermaine Dupri  has been known to co-sign young stars -- he discovered Kris Kross and launched the career of Bow Wow. Now,  the So So Def CEO 's taking his business to the small screen for the new show  The Rap Game , where rapping youngsters t ...

  12. Why Jermaine Dupri Hopes To Work With Chris Brown

    Why Jermaine Dupri Hopes To Work With Chris Brown

    January 26, 2016 2:49 PM EST 2 0 0 Jermaine Dupri talks about hopign to work with Chris Brown. Jermaine Dupri , Rap , HuffPost Live Highlights , 5minmedia , music producer , Hip Hop , Chris Brown , Jermaine Dupri , Chris Brown Videos Jermaine Dupri Chris Brown Brightcove ...

  13. Snoop Dogg, Birdman, Jermaine Dupri & Damon Dash to Star in New BET Reality Series

    October 10, 2015 10:49 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rappers Snoop Dogg and Birdman , Grammy-winning producer Jermaine Dupri , and entrepreneur Damon Dash are among the stars of a still-untitled BET reality series, the network announced Friday, Oct. 9. Snoop Dogg Kicks Off Reality Sports Series with A ...

  14. After 'Blurred Lines' Verdict, Jermaine Dupri Understands Both Sides

    March 14, 2015 2:46 PM EDT As the music industry debates the fallout from the "Blurred Lines" copyright verdict, Grammy-winning producer Jermaine Dupri finds himself sympathetic to both Pharrell and Marvin Gaye 's family. Dupri, who helped Usher reach supe ...

  15. Usher Hosts the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Pre Game Party

    Usher Hosts the Billboard and Hollywood Reporter Pre Game Party

    February 01, 2015 5:41 PM EST The "I Don't Mind" singer made a show-stopping entrance at the Super Bowl bash -- and teamed up with pal Jermaine Dupri at the star-filled event. Videos Jermaine Dupri Usher Brightcove ...

  16. New Year's Eve 2014: A Musical Guide

    December 30, 2014 7:31 PM EST 3.233 k 155 76 0 Nevermind that snow may hit Las Vegas on New Year's Eve -- the desert destination may have quietly usurped New York City as the country's most banging music hotspot to ring in 2015. This year, everyone from Jennifer Lopez , Lady ...

  17. Jermaine Dupri's Atlanta Mansion in Foreclosure

    December 11, 2014 5:25 PM EST According to foreclosure documents, music producer Jermaine Dupri is losing his multimillion-dollar Atlanta mansion. A mortgage foreclosure notice from September says Dupri owes $2.5 million on the 9,441-square-foot home. The notice says the songw ...

  18. Exclusive: Usher Taking His Time With 'UR'

    September 08, 2014 12:28 PM EDT The singer-songwriter's upcoming album will feature Chris Brown, as well as Drake, Skrillex, Ed Sheeran and more. Usher is taking back his album, UR , and "taking my time." The singer-songwriter tells Billboard that the "albu ...

  19. Mariah Sheds Her Manager -- Again

    August 06, 2014 9:59 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the wake of disappointing album sales, Jermaine Dupri is out - and now Kevin Liles seems to be in. It looks like the "elusive chanteuse" continues to elude career stability. Mariah Carey has parted ways with longtime musical collaborato ...

  20. Mariah Sheds Her Manager -- Again

    August 06, 2014 9:59 AM EDT It looks like the "elusive chanteuse" continues to elude career stability. Mariah Carey has parted ways with longtime musical collaborator Jermaine Dupri as her manager, and has been working closely with Kevin Liles , who was president o ...

  21. Mike Will Made It, Ne-Yo, Jermaine Dupri Top Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 27, 2014 2:01 PM EDT Last evening (June 26) was a big night for Mike Will Made It and Warner/Chappell Music. The songwriter/producer was named songwriter of the year and his publishing firm was crowned publisher of the year at the 27 th annual ASCAP Rhythm & Soul ...

  22. Mariah Carey Rides NYC Subway In Glistening Blue Gown

    May 31, 2014 1:30 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mariah Carey chose an unexpected method of transportation to New York’s Fresh Air Fund Gala on May 29: the NYC subway. Mariah Carey Heading for No. 3 on Billboard 200 Dressed in a glitzy light blue gown with dark sunglasses, Carey posted photos of h ...

  23. Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo Special Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 29, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo will receive ASCAP’s Founders Award and Golden Note Award, respectively, at the performing rights organization’s 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will be held June 26 at the Beverly Hil ...

  24. Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo Special Honorees At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    May 29, 2014 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Jermaine Dupri and Ne-Yo will receive ASCAP’s Founders Award and Golden Note Award, respectively, at the performing rights organization’s 27th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The invitation-only event will be held June 26 at the Beverly Hilto ...

  25. Mariah Carey Announces 14th Album, 'Me. I Am Mariah...The Elusive Chanteuse'

    May 01, 2014 12:12 AM EDT Mariah Carey has unveiled the title, cover, release date and tracklist for her 14th album, “Me. I Am Mariah…The Elusive Chanteuse,” which arrives at digital and physical retail on May 27. Carey, who appears on the cover of this week’s magazine, ...

  26. No 'Beyonce' Strategy For Mariah Carey's New Album

    April 28, 2014 9:09 AM EDT Is Mariah Carey actually pulling a “Beyoncé” with her upcoming 14th album? Depends on who you ask. In an interview for a Billboard cover story, on newsstands Monday, Carey indicated that a Beyoncé-esque approach was afoot for the project, explaini ...

  27. Mariah Carey's Journey to a New Album: The Billboard Cover Story

    April 28, 2014 9:00 AM EDT After waiting five years between albums, Mariah explains the struggle behind her next release: "This is my life since we last left off. Just picture a dot dot dot, and then here's the album" Mariah Carey is having a Case of the Mon ...

  28. Usher's 'Confessions' at 10: An Oral History with Lil Jon, Jermaine Dupri & More

    March 22, 2014 1:15 PM EDT In celebration of the 10th anniversary of "Confessions," an elite group of contributors who were involved in its creation share the story of making the album. There aren’t many albums that make you feel as if your life is being recited ...

  29. ASCAP's Pre-Grammy Brunch Draws a Diverse Crowd Including T.I., Black Sabbath, Jessi Alexander

    January 27, 2014 12:24 PM EST Plenty of ASCAP's best and brightest songwriters turned out Saturday (Jan. 25) morning for the performance rights organization's 2014 Grammy Nominee Brunch at the SLS Hotel in Los Angeles. The party was marked with a centennial celebrati ...

  30. Alicia Keys Ends One-Year BlackBerry Deal: Inside The Troubled Partnership

    January 02, 2014 6:32 PM EST When Alicia Keys was first named global creative director at BlackBerry on Jan. 30, 2013, much derision was made at her expense for tweeting from an iPhone just days before the announcement  – and maybe even once again a few days after, in an ap ...

  31. Mariah Carey Releases New Song, 'The Art of Letting Go': Listen

    November 11, 2013 12:02 PM EST After much anticipation, Mariah Carey releases her latest single, "The Art of Letting Go." The heartfelt ballad, produced by Rodney Jerkins, finds Mariah showcasing her vocal prowess as she sings of life after heartbreak . "Letti ...

  32. Jermaine Dupri Joins Mariah Carey's Management Team

    October 08, 2013 4:34 AM EDT Music producer Jermaine Dupri is joining Mariah Carey's management team. A representative for Carey confirmed the news Monday. They have collaborated on hits like "Always Be My Baby," "Don't Forget About Us" and &qu ...

  33. Jermaine Dupri Joins Mariah Carey's Management Team

    October 08, 2013 4:34 AM EDT Music producer Jermaine Dupri is joining Mariah Carey's management team. A representative for Carey confirmed the news Monday. They have collaborated on hits like "Always Be My Baby," "Don't Forget About Us" and &quo ...

  34. Backbeat: Kendrick Lamar, Usher, 2 Chainz, Noah "40" Shebib, Sony/ATV Top Winners At ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Awards

    June 28, 2013 11:31 AM EDT 2 Chainz and producer Noah "40" Shebib shared songwriter of the year honors and Sony/ATV was named publisher of the year at ASCAP¹s 26th annual Rhythm & Soul Music Awards. The ceremony, held last evening (June 27) at the Beverly Hi ...

  35. SunTrust Files $1.9 Million Suit Against Jermaine Dupri, So So Def

    May 31, 2013 6:32 PM EDT Jermaine Dupri and his So So Def Productions are being sued for $1.9 million by SunTrust Banks for defaulting on a loan. Should the Grammy Award-winning producer be found at fault, he stands to lose the copyrights and royalties to many So So Def ...

  36. Jermaine Dupri Calls The Late Kris Kross Rapper Chris Kelly 'Son I Never Had'

    May 02, 2013 12:30 PM EDT To famed producer Jermaine Dupri, who turned a pair of backwards pants-wearing teens from Atlanta into the hit-making force Kris Kross, the death of Chris "Mac Daddy" Kelly was like losing a son. Dupri released his first statement sinc ...

  37. Kris Kross: A Billboard Chart History

    May 02, 2013 12:21 AM EDT While Kris Kross' chart star burned relatively quickly in the early- to mid-'90s, it burned brightly, with the duo scoring one of rap's, and the entire rock era's, biggest hits with its debut single, "Jump."   The p ...

  38. Kris Kross: A Billboard Chart History

    May 02, 2013 12:10 AM EDT While Kris Kross' chart star burned relatively quickly in the early- to mid-'90s, it burned brightly, with the duo scoring one of rap's, and the entire rock era's, biggest hits with its debut single, "Jump."   The pai ...

  39. Chris Kelly of Kris Kross Dead at 34

    May 01, 2013 10:10 PM EDT Rapper Chris Kelly of the group Kris Kross was found dead at his Atlanta home this evening, a rep for the Fulton Country Medical Examiner confirmed to Billboard. He was 34. Officials told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Kelly was found ...

  40. Mariah Carey Recruits The-Dream, Hit-Boy For New Album: Exclusive

    March 01, 2013 1:29 PM EST The singer says her new album will have a 'lot more raw ballads than people might expect.' "It's a lot to juggle, but I'm handling it," Mariah Carey says while driving to an evening studio session in Las Vegas for h ...

  41. Backbeat: Jermaine Dupri Brings Out Jay-Z, Usher & More at So So Def Anniversary Concert

    February 26, 2013 6:53 PM EST "I do more than run So So Def," Jermaine Dupri said before a full house at Atlanta's Fox Theater on Saturday night (February 23), "I've produced so many hits for people outside of So So Def." In case there was any do ...

  42. Jermaine Dupri | The Juice Part I

    Jermaine Dupri | The Juice Part I

    February 22, 2013 1:12 PM EST 0 0 0 Jermaine Dupri talks So So Def legacy with Billboard's The Juice. Videos Jermaine Dupri Brightcove ...

  43. Jermaine Dupri | The Juice Part II

    Jermaine Dupri | The Juice Part II

    February 22, 2013 1:12 PM EST 0 0 0 Jermaine Dupri reflects on 10 So So Def hits with The Juice Videos Jermaine Dupri Brightcove ...

  44. Backbeat: Mary J. Blige Receives Top Honors At Vibe Media's 20th Anniversary Event

    February 09, 2013 2:09 PM EST With more than two decades in the business, and over 50 million records sold, Mary J. Blige has more than earned her crown as the queen of hip-hop soul. Adding another item to her list of accolades, Blige was honored by Vibe magazine at their ...

  45. Jay-Z, Coldplay Ring In 2013 With Epic Brooklyn Show

    January 01, 2013 7:40 AM EST 1 0 0 Jay-Z took the stage at Brooklyn, N.Y.'s Barclays Center at 11:59pm on New Year's Eve Monday night and rang in 2013 with Coldplay's Chris Martin singing along to "Auld Lang Syne." The singer and the rapper hugged, and then t ...

  46. Janet Jackson Engaged To Billionaire: Report

    December 26, 2012 3:50 PM EST 0 0 0 Janet Jackson has found someone to call her fiancee: the R&B/pop superstar is reportedly engaged to her longtime boyfriend, Qatari billionaire Wissam Al Mana. According to Us Weekly , Jackson and her fabulously wealthy beau are planning to trade ...

  47. Wiz Khalifa Scores Second No. 1 Album on R&B/Hip-Hop Chart

    December 17, 2012 5:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Wiz Khalifa 's "O.N.I.F.C." debuts at No. 1 on R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 141,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan, marking the Pittsburgh rapper's second leader on the list. It follows his major label debut "Rol ...

  48. Chart Moves: Tamar Braxton Feels the 'Love' on Hot 100; Taylor Swift's 'Trouble' Increases; Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Advance

    December 13, 2012 7:52 PM EST Hot 100 As previously reported, Bruno Mars bounds to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 , as "Locked Out of Heaven" rises 2-1 in its 10th week on the chart. And Mariah Carey's 1994 classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You" e ...

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