1. 2 Chainz, Kendrick Lamar Shine At 2013 BET Hip-Hop Awards

    September 29, 2013 4:30 PM EDT On Saturday afternoon (Sept 28), the BET Hip-Hop Awards commenced at Atlanta’s Civic Center for another year of cyphers, performances and fashion faux pas. The energy could be felt from the red carpet as stars like Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, this year ...

  2. The Seed: Young Jeezy, Danny Brown, Yasiin Bey and More

    April 08, 2013 11:54 AM EDT Fresh off his signing to Cash Money Records earlier this month, T.Rone releases the remix to his breakout hit “Hello Love (F.U.),” featuring Juicy J, Jim Jones, Fat Joe & Raheem DeVaughn. The song currently sits at No. 39 in its fifth week on ...

  3. Mannie Fresh

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  4. Producer Mike WiLL Made It is a Self-Made Man

    July 19, 2012 6:25 PM EDT Mike WiLL Made It doesn't need a team. Since landing his first placement on Gucci Mane's 2007 mixtape, "No Pad, No Pencil," at 17, the Marietta, Ga., native has elevated his production profile without a manager or label deal, i ...

  5. Lil Wayne Scores 100th Hit on R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    June 21, 2012 11:45 AM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne , the ubiquitous rapper and founder of Young Money Entertainment, earns his 100th entry on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. By joining Rick Ross and Drake as featured artists on French Montana 's "Pop That," the ...

  6. Lil Wayne Scores 100th Hit on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs Chart

    June 21, 2012 10:58 AM EDT Lil Wayne, the ubiquitous rapper and founder of Young Money Entertainment, earns his 100th entry on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. By joining Rick Ross and Drake as featured artists on French Montana's "Pop That," ...

  7. Drake Debuts 'Practice' Video: Watch

    February 03, 2012 10:45 AM EST 0 0 0 It's no surprise that Drake loves his women with curves. Take exhibit... er' we lost count: "Practice." For the video of the "Take Care" track, Drake recruits the voluptuous model, Kyra Chaos, to shake her derriere befo ...

  8. Frank Ocean, Jay Electronica Working on Kanye West's G.O.O.D. Music Compilation

    January 17, 2012 6:15 PM EST 0 0 0 In October, Kanye West announced that the G.O.O.D. Music roster was working on an upcoming compilation album , slated for Spring 2012. Seems like the record has found even more star power. Within the past week, Pusha-T has revealed that he's be ...

  9. Mannie Fresh Talks Cash Money, Dr. Dre, Kanye West Collabos & More

    January 07, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In the late '90s, New Orleans native Mannie Fresh was one of hip-hop's most successful producers. As the in-house producer for Cash Money Records, he delivered such hits as Juvenile 's top 20 single "Back That Thang Up" and ...

  10. Juvenile Talks New Album, Drake Collaboration & Hot Boys Reunion

    November 22, 2011 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In his decade-long career, Juvenile has overcome countless hardships, from tragic family deaths and legal disputes, to the devastating impact of Hurricane Katrina. Still, the New Orleans native persevered and has released eight solo studio albums an ...

  11. Lil Wayne

    June 18, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After a late night in an Atlanta recording studio, the croak in Lil Wayne's voice is especially noticeable. A little more than two weeks ago, the self-proclaimed and highly co-signed "best rapper aliv After a late night in an Atlanta recor ...

  12. Chart Beat: 'In The Heights,' Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle

    June 12, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses "In the Heights," Carrie Underwood, Regina Belle and more! 'HEIGHTS' HITS THE HEIGHTS: Whenever I'm in New York, I do my best to see as many Broadway shows as possible. Last week I was there for a very short t ...

  13. Chart Beat

    April 24, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred discusses Mariah Carey, Josh Kelly, Lil Wayne and more! EQUALS OPPORTUNITY: Mariah Carey collects the sixth No. 1 album of her career on The Billboard 200, a total that ties her with Madonna and Janet Jackson for second place among solo female ...

  14. Chart Beat

    March 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Usher's "Love in This Club," American 'Idols,' Janet Jackson and more! 'CLUB' PLAY: Adding sales to airplay can be like adding Mentos to Diet Coke. The resulting explosion has carried "Love in T ...

  15. Dem Franchize Boyz Prep Their 'Return'

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Atlanta hip-hop group Dem Franchize Boyz will return March 25 with its second Virgin release, "Da Point Of No Return." Atlanta hip-hop group Dem Franchize Boyz will return March 25 with its second Virgin release, "Da Point Of No Retur ...

  16. Playaz Circle

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The latest release from Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace family -- and possibly the second best received after Luda himself -- comes by way of Playaz Circle. The latest release from Ludacris' Disturbing Tha Peace family -- and possibly the s ...

  17. Hot Boyz: B.G., Lil' Wayne Ready December Albums

    August 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 B.G. and fellow Hot Boys alum Lil' Wayne are both set to release new records in time for Christmas. However, B.G. tells Billboard.com he isn't worried about sibling rivalry between his "Too Hood To Be B.G. and fellow Hot Boys alum Lil ...

  18. Two Sides Of T.I.

    July 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta rapper T.I. tries a little bit of everything on his new album, "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," due this week via Grand Hustle/Atlantic. The set features guest turns by Eminem, Nelly, Jay-Z and Busta Rhymes Atlanta rapper T.I. tries a little bit ...

  19. It's Summer Time With T.I., 'T.I.P.'

    May 01, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 It's just after midnight and T.I. is waiting to go home from Teterboro, N.J.'s Atlantic airport in a private G-3 aircraft, courtesy of producer Wyclef Jean. The plane is equipped with 10 seats, a padd It's just after midnight and T.I. ...

  20. Mannie Fresh Inks New Deal

    April 02, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mannie Fresh, former Cash Money Records in-house producer, recently signed a production deal with Def Jam Records. According to an interview on New Orlean's WQUE, Fresh says he will produce Def Jam artists as well as sign new artists to the l ...

  21. T.I. Stretches Out With Eminem, Timbaland, Wyclef

    March 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta rapper T.I. tries a little bit of everything on his upcoming album "T.I. vs. T.I.P.," due July 3 via Grand Hustle/Atlantic. The set will feature guest turns by Eminem, Justin Timberlake, R. Ke Atlanta rapper T.I. tries a little bit ...

  22. Frankie J's Got A 'Girl' On His Mind

    August 25, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Singer Frankie J will on Oct. 17 issue his third solo album "Priceless," via Columbia. The set features guest appearances from Chamillionaire, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and Slim of 112. Singer Frankie J will on Oct. 17 issue his third solo albu ...

  23. Fergie's 'Bridge' Earns Second Week At No. 1

    August 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fergie's "London Bridge" holds atop the Billboard Hot 100 for a second week and also leads the Hot Digital Songs chart for the same time span. The Hot 100's No. 2-5 slots see no movement, occupied res Fergie's "London B ...

  24. Chingy Bumps New Album Back A Week

    July 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 St. Louis rapper Chingy's third album, "Hoodstar," will now arrive Sept. 19 via Slot-A-Lot/Capitol, one week later than originally scheduled. St. Louis rapper Chingy's third album, "Hoodstar," will now arrive Sept. 19 v ...

  25. Prince Nets First No. 1 Album Debut With '3121'

    March 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Prince achieves his first career No. 1 debut on The Billboard 200 this week with his new NPG Music/Universal album, "3121." The set sold 183,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen Sound Prince achieves his first career No. 1 ...

  26. 'King' T.I. Holds Court

    March 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Despite a Grammy nomination, a hand in an Oscar win, a new album and film debut, this Atlanta rapper says he's only beginning to build his kingdom. Rapper T.I. is too busy getting his career hustle on to ponder where he expects to be in five ye ...

  27. 'King' Of Rap

    March 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 At the end of 2005, T.I. (born Clifford Harris) became a first-time best rap solo performance Grammy Award nominee for "U Don't Know Me." He also co-executive-produced the "Hustle & Flow" soundtra At the end of 2005, T.I ...

  28. This Week's Top New Music Releases

    December 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Previewing the debut album from "American Idol" runner-up Bo Bice, the sophomore set from soulster Anthony Hamilton, hip-hop compilations from Ludacris and Snoop Dogg and more. Reggaeton star Daddy Yankee's "Barrio Fino en Direct ...

  29. Southern Rap Sounds

    December 05, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Lil Wayne will this week unveil his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," as the first release through his newly formed Young Money Entertainment imprint with Cash Money Records. Rapper Lil Wayne will this week unveil his fifth album, " ...

  30. New Lil' Flip CD Due In December

    November 11, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Originally due Dec. 6, rapper Lil' Flip's sophomore Columbia/Sony Music Urban album, "I Need Mine," has been bumped to Dec. 27. The set features contributions from Nate Dogg, Lyfe Jennings, Mannie Fre Originally due Dec. 6, rappe ...

  31. YoungBloodZ Round Up 'Ev'rybody' For New CD

    November 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hip-hop duo YoungBloodZ will release its next album, "Ev'rybody Know Me," Dec. 13 via LaFace/Zomba. The Lil Jon-produced first single "Presidential" is No. 20 this week on Billboard's Hot Rap Tracks c Hip-hop duo YoungB ...

  32. Lil Wayne Nabs Kurupt, Lil' Mo For New CD

    November 03, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Lil Wayne will issue his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," as the first release through his newly formed Young Money Entertainment imprint with Cash Money Records. Rapper Lil Wayne will issue his fifth album, "Tha Carter II," ...

  33. Hot Product

    October 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Twista/Trina Do The Twist Atlantic labelmates Twista and Trina storm back this week with new albums. Twista's "The Day After" is led by first single "Girl Tonite" featuring Trey Songz. The cut is No. 12 on Billboard's H ...

  34. Trina Feeling Glamorous On Third Album

    August 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tart-tongued rapper Trina will release her third album, "Glamorest Life," Oct. 4 via Slip-n-Slide/Atlantic. Tart-tongued rapper Trina will release her third album, "Glamorest Life," Oct. 4 via Slip-n-Slide/Atlantic. The set is le ...

  35. Carey, Stefani, Peas Maintain Singles Lead

    July 14, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In the thick of the summer, hit singles from Mariah Carey, Gwen Stefani and the Black Eyed Peas remain the most popular in the United States, but a new slate of contenders is on the rise. Carey's "We In the thick of the summer, hit singles ...

  36. Lil' Mo Returns With New Label, Baby

    January 31, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Lil' Mo, the self-proclaimed "Mother of Hip-Hop," plans to unveil two significant projects in 2005: her first album for Cash Money/Universal, and her second daughter. Lil' Mo, the self-proclaimed "Mother of Hip-Hop," pl ...

  37. Holiday Shoppers Return Eminem To No. 1

    December 29, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Eminem was the top-seller among last minute holiday shoppers as "Encore" returns to the top of The Billboard 200 this week after a month-long absence. A 36% increase to U.S. sales of 430,000 copies, a Eminem was the top-seller among last m ...

  38. 'Boo' Haunts No. 1 On Multiple Singles Charts

    October 28, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 For a second straight week, Usher and Alicia Keys' "My Boo" is No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100. The hit duet is also on top of the newly unveiled Hot Ringtones chart and the Hot 100 Airplay chart for a For a second straight week, Usher ...

  39. Ciara Still No. 1, Eminem Moves Top 10

    October 07, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ciara continues her reign on Billboard's Hot 100 chart, with "Goodies" featuring Petey Pablo on top for a sixth consecutive week. As reported yesterday, Ciara's similarly titled debut bowed at No. 3 o Ciara continues her reign on ...

  40. Cash Money Rounds Up Juvenile's 'Hits'

    September 10, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Cash Money Records has rounded up rapper Juvenile's "Greatest Hits" and will release the set Oct. 19. Cash Money Records has rounded up rapper Juvenile's "Greatest Hits" and will release the set Oct. 19. The 19-track se ...

  41. Cash Money Stars Ready New Albums

    November 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rap duo Big Tymers, comprised of Cash Money co-CEO Bryan "Baby" Williams and producer Mannie Fresh, will release their third album, "Big Money Heavyweight," Dec. 9 via the label. Rap duo Big Tymers, comprised of Cash Money co-CEO ...

  42. Hot Boys 'Burn' Up New Album

    March 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 New Orleans' rap foursome the Hot Boys will release "Let 'Em Burn" March 25 via Cash Money/Universal. Led by the single "My Section," which was serviced to U.S. radio outlets earlier this month for ai New Orleans' ...

  43. Cash Money Assembles 'Platinum Hits'

    November 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Dedicated rap label Cash Money Records is celebrating the success of its artist roster with the "Cash Money Records Platinum Hits Volume 1" compilation, due Nov. 19 via Cash Money/Universal. Executive Dedicated rap label Cash Money Records ...

  44. Big Tymers Peek Under The 'Hood'

    March 12, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rap duo Big Tymers will return April 23 with its third Cash Money/Universal album "Hood Rich," the follow-up to 2000's "I Got That Work." The latest set from the New Orleans duo, comprised of Cash Mon Rap duo Big Tymers will ...

  45. Eminem, Outkast Lead Source Awards Nominees

    June 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Eminem and Outkast lead the nominees for the third Source Hip-Hop Music Awards with five each and will go head-to-head for album, single, artist, and video of the year honors. LL Cool J will receive t Eminem and Outkast lead the nominees for the thi ...