1. The Seed: Lil Kim, Jim Jones, Jay-Z

    July 14, 2013 9:00 PM EDT On her 37th birthday (July 11, 2011), Lil Kim announced that she'd release a new single titled "Looks Like Money" off her fifth studio album. Neither the single nor the album ever materialized until last week when the Queen Bee unle ...

  2. Jim Jones

    Jim Jones

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  3. Azealia Banks Beefs With Perez Hilton, Using Gay Slur

    January 05, 2013 1:55 AM EST 0 0 0 Azealia Banks has been involved in countless Twitter beefs, but she may have gone too far this time. On Friday night, Banks went toe-to-toe with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, on Twitter, after he expressed his dislike for her beef with Angel Haze ...

  4. Jim Jones

    Jim Jones

    12 Albums, 9 Songs

  5. A$AP Mob's 'Lord$ Never Worry' Mixtape: Listen

    August 28, 2012 6:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 As promised by A$AP Rocky , the A$AP Mob -- which includes A$AP Twelvy, A$AP Yams and A$AP Ferg, among others -- deliver their mixtape, "Lord$ Never Worry," today (August 28). During the 2012 Pitchfork Music Festival, A$AP Mob's A$AP ...

  6. Exclusive: ?uestlove Announces Okayplayer Records Relaunch & New Danny! & Young Guru Albums

    August 14, 2012 12:05 PM EDT 0 0 0 Today ?uestlove of The Roots announced the formal re-launch of his label Okayplayer Records after an 8-year hiatus. The digital-only label's first releases are by Atlanta-based rapper and producer Danny! and recording engineer Young Guru Danny! ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Jim Jones Arrested After Casino Brawl

    February 26, 2012 12:05 PM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Jim Jones was arrested Saturday in a brawl that broke out after a party hosted by Sean "Diddy" Combs at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, police said. A total of five people were charged in the fight that started after 2 a.m. in the foyer ...

  9. A$AP Rocky Talks Upcoming Projects, $3 Million Deal & A$AP WorldWide Signings

    November 04, 2011 3:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 "My mixtape is better than a lot of people's albums," A$AP Rocky declares two days after the release of his much-anticipated mixtape debut, Live Love A$AP (Oct. 31). Before signing a $3 million deal with RCA-distributed Polo Grounds M ...

  10. Jim Jones Shouts Out Michael Vick on 'So Athletic' Track

    November 01, 2011 12:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 To celebrate the Oct. 31 release of his new mixtape, "Vampire Life: We Own The Night," Dipset rapper Jim Jones has unleashed the track "So Athletic (Mike Vick)" featuring Maino . The song nods to Michael Vick, the physically gift ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Billboard Bits: Rihanna Talks Chris Brown Restraining Order, Miley Cyrus Disses Rebecca Black

    March 30, 2011 6:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Rihanna on Chris Brown: 'We Don't Have to Talk Ever Again in My Life' In her Rolling Stone cover story, Rihanna reveals why she agreed to loosen the stipul ...

  14. Rapper Tru Life Gets Eight Years In Prison For Fatal NYC Stabbing

    March 18, 2011 11:28 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tru Life, a rapper once being promoted as a rising star at a label run by Jay-Z was sentenced Wednesday (March 16) to eight years in prison for taking part in a deadly attack on a man he said he didn't mean to harm. Video: Tru Life, "New N ...

  15. R&B/Hip-Hop Chart Juice: Lupe Fiasco Defies Radio

    March 17, 2011 3:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's all about Lupe Fiasco this week as his often-delayed "Lasers" opens atop R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and the Billboard 200 with 204,000 copies sold, according to Nielsen SoundScan. The album, his first No. 1 on either chart, was origi ...

  16. The Juice Hits 'Breakout Kings,' 'Love & Hip-Hop' Premieres

    March 03, 2011 11:49 AM EST 0 0 0 For the first time in a while, The Juice hit the streets of New York last night (March 2) for a couple of industry events, including A&E's "Breakout Kings" and VH1's "Love & Hip-Hop" premieres, and let's ju ...

  17. Billboard Bits: New Katy Perry Song Leaks, Cee Lo Working with Gwyneth Paltrow

    December 30, 2010 6:08 PM EST 0 0 0 Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. New Katy Perry Song, 'Part of Me,' Hits the Web "Part of Me," a new dance track from Katy Perry , made a splash on YouTube when it leaked online yeste ...

  18. Vado, Cam, Jim Jones Added To Kanye West's 'Harlem' Song

    December 16, 2010 11:57 AM EST 0 0 0 A new Kanye West song titled "Christmas In Harlem" hit the net yesterday (Dec. 15). Today, a new version of it surfaced, and this time it features one-time nemesis Cam'ron and Jim Jones as well as Cam'ron protege Vado. Big Sean, ...

  19. Ghostface Killah's 'Apollo Kids' Track-By-Track

    December 15, 2010 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 After releasing offbeat R&B exploration "Ghostdini: Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City" last year, Wu-Tang Clan MC Ghostface Killah returns to creating pummeling street rap with "Apollo Kids," his ninth studio album set for a D ...

  20. Wiz Khalifa's "Black & Yellow" And Four Other Hot Football Fight Songs

    October 13, 2010 2:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Pittsburgh MC Wiz Khalifa 's new single "Black & Yellow" gave the rapper his first single on the R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart when it debuted at No. 99 last week. While the song is making its mark on radio, the 23-year-old rapper h ...

  21. Rick Ross Brings Out MC Hammer at BET Hip-Hop Awards

    October 13, 2010 1:13 PM EDT 0 0 0 For the most surprising moment of the night last night (Oct. 12), Rick Ross brought MC Hammer to the stage for a performance of "2 Legit 2 Quit" during his BET Hip-Hop Awards performance. Video: Rick Ross brings MC Hammer on stage for BET ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. Dipset Signs To Interscope?

    August 30, 2010 4:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 Weeks after both Cam'ron and Jim Jones tweeted about a potential label deal "almost being done," the Dipset reunion seems to be inches away from becoming official. A source close to the New York crew says Cam, Jimmy, Juelz Santana and ...

  25. Marvin Isely of Isley Brothers Dies at Age 56

    June 07, 2010 6:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Marvin Isley, bass player for the legendary funk band the Isley Brothers , died of undisclosed causes in Chicago on Sunday (June 6) at age 56. Marvin joined the Isley Brothers in 1973 after the original lineup -- comprised of older brothers O'K ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. B.o.B. Flying High, Jonas Brothers Giving Back

    April 23, 2010 5:16 PM EDT 0 0 0 In Friday's Daily Noise, brought to you by Fuse and Billboard.com, B.o.B. is on fire--his debut single "Nothin' On You" tops the Hot 100, while his "Airplanes" featuring Hayley Williams of Paramore comes in at No. 12. H ...

  28. Top 20 Tweets of the Week: 4/2/10

    April 03, 2010 10:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Here's our round-up of singers', rockers' and rappers' 20 coolest and funnest tweets from the past seven days. Be sure to tag @billboarddotcom to your favorite music retweets (and don't forget to follow us !) @fatbellybella ...

  29. Black Keys Becoming 'Brothers' This May

    March 02, 2010 3:18 PM EST 0 0 0 The members of Akron, Ohio-based rock duo the Black Keys may not be blood related, but the title of their upcoming album reflects their deep bond. Due May 18 on Nonesuch, "Brothers" is the Black Keys' sixth studio record and was large ...

  30. 50 Cent Brings Together N.Y. Rap Elite, Taking 'Thisis50' Fest To L.A. and Atlanta

    October 09, 2009 5:20 PM EDT Cent held his first annual "ThisIs50" Fest at New York's Governor's Island last weekend, and considering his career has been tarnished with a number of hip hop feuds, the Queens rapper managed to bring together some of New Yor ...

  31. ThisIs50 Fest

    ThisIs50 Fest

    October 09, 2009 2:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 ThisIs50 Fest 50 Cent , Dipset , thisis50 fest , Rap , interview , Jim Jones , Juelz Santana , Hip-Hop , Fuse , interview with 50 cent Videos 50 Cent Dipset Fuse Interview Jim Jones Juelz Santana ...

  32. Rapper Jim Jones Pleads Guilty To NYC Assault

    October 07, 2009 10:29 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Jim Jones admitted Monday to punching a friend of Ne-Yo 's in the face in a Louis Vuitton store during a scuffle that erupted as the R&B crooner was browsing. Jones pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault charge in his Dec. 22 dustup ...

  33. Black Keys Reveal Blakroc Hip-Hop Project Details

    September 11, 2009 6:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 An album featuring the Black Keys and some of the biggest names in hip-hop will be released Nov. 27 (the so-called "Black Friday" day after Thanksgiving) under the name Blakroc, Billboard.com can reveal. The project sports contributions fr ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. Beyonce, T.I. Nominated For BET Awards

    May 14, 2009 2:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 BET announced Tuesday (May 12) the host, nominees, performers and honorees for the 2009 BET awards during the taping of the network's music video countdown show "106 & Park." Hosted by actor/singer Jamie Foxx, the event will be he ...

  36. Bob Dylan Bows Atop Billboard 200

    May 06, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Dylan, whose Billboard 200 chart career began in 1963, lands his fifth No. 1 album this week as "Together Through Life" (Columbia) opens atop the list with 125,000. It gives the icon back-to-back No. 1s with studio albums, as 2006' ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 'Now 30,' 'Hannah Montana' Lead Busy Week On Billboard 200

    April 01, 2009 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After last week, where the top debut on the Billboard 200 albums chart was at No. 8, this week the chart gets blasted with a bevy of new arrivals. A full dozen debuts bow in the top 20 -- the most the chart has ever seen. Leading the pack of new ent ...

  39. Record 12 Albums Debut In The Top 20 Of The Billboard 200

    April 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT For the first time, the Billboard 200's top 20 hosts an even dozen debuts, led by the "Now 30" compilation at No. 1 and the "Hannah Montana: The Movie" soundtrack at No. 2 . . . Six albums start in the top 10 this week, in ...

  40. Billboard Q&A: Roc-a-Fella Co-founder Damon Dash

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Damon "Dame" Dash co-founded Roc-a-Fella Records, helped launch the career of Jay-Z and discovered Kanye West. He's produced or executive-produced about a dozen films, including the well-received 2002 urban flick "Paid in Full& ...

  41. Breaking & Entering: Richgirl

    February 23, 2009 1:47 PM EST 0 0 0 Two years ago, Audra, Brave, Lyndriette and Seven were just four up-and-coming singer/songwriters trying to break into the music scene. Today, thanks to producer Rich Harrison (Beyonce's "Crazy In Love," Amerie's "One Thing& ...

  42. Jim Jones Pleads Not Guilty To Assault

    February 05, 2009 1:33 PM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Jim Jones has pleaded not guilty to beating a friend of pop star Ne-Yo at an upscale New York store. Jones, 32, was arraigned yesterday (Feb. 4) in Manhattan Criminal Court and freed without bail pending a March 24 court date. He is charged w ...

  43. Jim Jones Takes Koch Records A&R Role

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST 0 0 Rapper Jim Jones has joined the independent label Koch Records as VP of Urban A&R. Jones will be responsible for signing and developing new talent for Koch's Urban Division. "It feels good to know that the hard work has been recognized b ...

  44. Death Row Goes Back On The Auction Block

    January 08, 2009 4:21 PM EST 0 0 0 The assets of Death Row Records, once the thriving home to artists such as Tupac Shakur and Snoop Dogg, are going back on the auction block Jan. 15 as part of a Chapter 11 proceeding. Death Row initially filed for Chapter 11 protection in April 2006 ...

  45. Lil Wayne Back On Top Of The Billboard 200

    July 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Despite a 25% drop in sales, Lil Wayne's "Tha Carter III" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week. The album moved 156,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, and ha Despite a 25% drop in sales, Lil ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Top Rap Acts Weigh Options As Record Deals End

    June 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 As a string of high-profile hip-hop artists near the end of their record contracts, a question looming over their pending free agency isn't which major label they'll sign with but whether they should As a string of high-profile hip-hop art ...

  48. Kanye, Wayne Star; Rihanna A No-Show At Summer Jam

    June 02, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain starred, while LL Cool J, Wu Tang Clan members Raekwon, Ghostface Killah and Method Man and DJ Khaled made surprise appearances yesterday (June 1) at New Alicia Keys, Kanye West, Lil Wayne and T-Pain sta ...

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