1. Ladies First: 31 Female Rappers Who Changed Hip-Hop

    March 31, 2014 1:15 PM EDT 9.14 k 2.9 k 29 In celebration of women's history month, we're spotlighting 31 great female MCs over 31 days. Hip-hop is a tough game in which only the best survive. From the early days of the male-dominated genre, female rappers have proved tha ...

  2. Stalley, Master P, Outasight & DONCHRISTIAN: Free Music Round-Up

    August 09, 2013 4:39 PM EDT From street mixtapes to an EP that’ll probably accompany your remaining summer days, and even some more eclectic stuff in between, these free releases will keep your ears occupied for the weekend. Master P, "Famous Again" (Mixtape) Maste ...

  3. Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports: What Are Their Prospects? Experts Weigh In

    April 03, 2013 6:48 PM EDT In rhyme, Jay-Z has name-checked some of the biggest athletes in the world. And now he’s hoping to ink some of them to his new sports agency firm.   A major power merger took place on Tuesday when two of the biggest names in entertainment annou ...

  4. The Beat 2/8: Master P Interview, Grammys Best New Artist Preview

    The Beat 2/8: Master P Interview, Grammys Best New Artist Preview

    February 08, 2013 2:59 PM EST 0 0 0 The Beat 2/8: Master P Interview, Grammys Best New Artist Preview Grammys 2014 Grammys 2014 Master P ...

  5. One Direction Nets Rare Pair of No. 1s in a Year

    November 23, 2012 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 One Direction 's arrival atop the Billboard 200 albums chart this week with "Take Me Home" marked the second No. 1 for the act in less than a year. It follows "Up All Night," which also bowed at No. 1 on the list dated March ...

  6. BET's Stephen Hill Speaks On Trina and the '2011 BET Awards' Nominations

    May 20, 2011 6:50 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Tuesday (May 17), BET Networks announced the nominations for the '2011 BET Awards.' Chris Brown leads the nominations with six nominations and Lil Wayne follows with five nominations. Chris Brown Leads BET Awards Nominations Soon therea ...

  7. Was Trina Snubbed by the 2011 BET Awards?

    May 18, 2011 6:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 After the 2011 BET Awards nominations were announced yesterday (May 17), a few artists were not too happy -- most notably, Trina . Her Twitter reaction -- which was re-tweeted by more than one hundred people -- was to the point: "Fuck BET." ...

  8. Gucci Mane Reveals Joint Album with Waka Flocka Flame

    March 17, 2011 3:56 PM EDT 0 0 0 Although Gucci Mane is preparing to release "The Return of Mr. Zone 6," a 13-track street album, next Tuesday (Mar. 22), the Atlanta rapper is already looking ahead to another spring release: a joint album with fellow Brick Squad MC Waka F ...

  9. Gucci Mane Preps New 'Mr. Zone 6' LP, Announces March 22 Release Date

    February 10, 2011 10:51 AM EST 0 0 0 Following a series of well-publicized alleged mental issues and legal troubles, Gucci Mane , born Radric Davis, will be releasing an album titled "The Return of Mr. Zone 6" on March 22. Gucci teamed with Drumma Boy for most of the producti ...

  10. 2010 Vh1 Hip-Hop Honors Rehearsal Live

    2010 Vh1 Hip-Hop Honors Rehearsal Live

    June 08, 2010 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 Organized Noize & Master P Tributes master p , honors , Dirty South , Rap , VH1 , performance , Nelly , Hip-Hop , tribute , Organized Noize Videos Dirty South Master P Master P Nelly Organized Noize Performance Tribute ...

  11. Backstage with Master P

    Backstage with Master P

    June 08, 2010 5:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 The 2010 Hip-Hop Honors Tribute to 'Dirty South' Pioneers master p , honors , Dirty South , Rap , interview , VH1 , Hip-Hop , no limit , Master P , Dirty South Videos Master P Dirty South Interview Master P ...

  12. Rapper Mystikal Released From Jail After Serving Six Years

    January 20, 2010 12:41 PM EST 0 0 0 After serving a six-year prison term for sexual battery and extortion, New Orleans rapper Mystikal , best known for hits like "Shake Ya Ass" and "Danger (Been So Long)," was released from jail last week. "My feet back on the ...

  13. Rapper Mystikal Released From Jail After Serving Six Years

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST After serving a six-year prison term for sexual battery and extortion, New Orleans rapper Mystikal, best known for hits like "Shake Ya Ass" and "Danger (Been So Long)," was released from jail last week. "My feet back on th ...

  14. Rapper C-Murder Faces Life In Prison After Final Murder Conviction

    August 11, 2009 5:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rapper Corey "C-Murder" Miller -- a former No Limit rapper and the youngest brother of Master P (Percy Miller) and Silkk the Shocker (Vyshonn Miller) -- was found guilty of second-degree murder on Tuesday (Aug. 11), a verdict stemming from ...

  15. Chart Beat: Hannah Montana, Mariah Carey, Maxwell

    July 16, 2009 4:14 PM EDT 0 0 0 BEST OF BOTH WORLDS: Miley Cyrus' TV alter ego Hannah Montana claims her first Billboard Hot 100 top 10, as "He Could Be the One," co-written by "American Idol" judge (and newlywed) Kara DioGuardi, debuts at No. 10. It makes ...

  16. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, "Perfect Partner," and participates in a live performance of the soundtrack at Montclair State University in Montclair, N. 2006 - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordo ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Master P Takes On BET With New Cable Network

    August 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Hip-hop entrepreneur Percy Miller, a.k.a. Master P, is launching a family-friendly cable network, Better Black Television. Hip-hop entrepreneur Percy Miller, a.k.a. Master P, is launching a family-friendly cable network, Better Black Television. The ...

  19. Chart Beat: Katy Perry, Leona Lewis, Coldplay

    July 03, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Fred and his readers discuss Katy Perry, the first rock song, Leona Lewis and more! TIME FOR A CHANGE? Dear Fred, It is a significant achievement that Katy Perry has achieved the rock era's 1000th Number One single on the Billboard pop charts w ...

  20. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2006 - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Ca ...

  21. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2008 12:00 AM EST - A cover of Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" recorded by R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe as a digital EP becomes available via the iTunes Music Store. Proceeds from sales of the single benefit Mercy C 2006 - A cover of Joseph Arthur&# ...

  22. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first to rel 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneer ...

  23. Chart Beat

    January 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses Radiohead, 'Juno,' Kimberley Locke and more! BIGGEST JUMP OF THE CENTURY: Thanks to street date violations, the physical CD release of Radiohead's "In Rainbows" (TBD/ATO) entered The Billboard 200 last week at ...

  24. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordon offers the U.S. premiere of her film, "Perfect Partner," and participates in a live performance of the soundtrack at Montclair State University in Montclair, N. 2006 - Sonic Youth principal Kim Gordo ...

  25. The Billboard Q&A: David Banner

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music industry executives and scholars to discuss offensive language in hip-hop music before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music ind ...

  26. The Billboard Q&A: David Banner

    September 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music industry executives and scholars to discuss offensive language in hip-hop music before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Sept. 26. Reading from a statement, the 33-year-old Mississippi rapper/ ...

  27. Banner Sounds Off On Hip-Hop Lyric Controversy

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music industry executives and scholars to discuss offensive language in hip-hop music before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Reading from On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master ...

  28. Banner Sounds Off On Hip-Hop Lyric Controversy

    September 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT On Sept. 26, David Banner joined fellow MC Master P, music industry executives and scholars to discuss offensive language in hip-hop music before the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Reading from a statement, the 33-year-old Mississippi rapper ...

  29. Twista Speaks On Congressional Hearings

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As rappers David Banner and Master P joined more than a dozen representatives on Capitol Hill today for a hearing on the content of hip-hop and rap lyrics , fellow MC Twista weighed-in, stating "hip-hop music is just a scapegoat." " ...

  30. Hip-Hop Hits Capitol Hill

    September 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The banter between hip-hop artist David Banner and Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., heated up this afternoon during a hearing on Capitol Hill about hip-hop and rap lyrics. Markey kept trying to get a commitment from Banner to start conveying a "s ...

  31. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2007 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 ...

  32. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Cause of death is an enlarged heart. 2006 - Swell Maps frontman Nikki Sudden dies after a show at New York's Knitting Factory. He is 49. Ca ...

  33. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST - A cover of Joseph Arthur's "In the Sun" recorded by R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe as a digital EP becomes available via the iTunes Music Store. Proceeds from sales of the single benefit Mercy C 2006 - A cover of Joseph Arthur&# ...

  34. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Bill Givens, founder of pioneering reissue label Origin Jazz Library, dies of a heart attack in Santa Monica, Calif. He is 68. In the late '50s, Givens' indie imprint was among the first to rel 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pioneer ...

  35. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Composer/arranger/conductor Frank DeVol dies of natural causes in Lafayette, Calif. He is 88.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - New York rappers Jay-Z and Nas end their longtime feud ...

  36. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>Graeme "Shirley" Strachan, singer of '70s Australian glam band Skyhooks, dies in a helicopter crash. He is 49.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 2005 - Already battling an in ...

  37. This Day in Music

    March 26, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Lauryn Hill tops the 13th annual Soul Train Music Awards, held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. She receives awards for best R&B/soul or rap music video ("Doo Wop [That Thing 2002 - Former Ozzy Osbourne/Mot ...

  38. I Got The Hook (Up)

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Master P and Silkk The Shocker endure their arraignment on gun charges. Vyshonn Miller, aka Silkk The Shocker, looks at his attorney Michael Goldstein during his arraignment today (March 13) in Los Angeles on charges of carrying an unregistered load ...

  39. Master P, Brother Face Trial On Gun Charges

    February 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Master P and his brother, rapper Silkk the Shocker, were ordered yesterday (Feb. 27) to stand trial on weapons charges stemming from their arrest last year in Los Angeles, after police said the Rapper Master P and his brother were ordered yes ...

  40. This Day in Music

    February 06, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>The Japanese indie scene mourns former Super Junky Monkey lead vocalist Mutsumi Fukuhara (born Takahashi), after the singer apparently falls from the balcony of her apartment in Osaka. F 2005 - Merle Kilgore, a legendary fi ...

  41. This Day in Music

    January 23, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1995 - </b>Courtney Love appears in Australian court on charges of abusing a flight attendant. The singer admits to responding with an obscenity when a Quantas flight attendant told her to take her 1999 - Bill Givens, founder of pione ...

  42. On TV

    January 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 9-15, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 9 "Attack of the Show," G4 Featured artist(s): Project 86 (also scheduled: Uwe Boll). "Influenc'd: Green Day," Fuse Featured artist(s): Green Day, Hawthorne Heights ...

  43. On TV

    January 02, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Jan. 2-8, 2006. MONDAY, JAN. 2 "Today," NBC Featured artist(s): Willie Nelson. "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured artist(s): Ginuwine (also scheduled: Tea Leoni, Enrique Murciano). " ...

  44. This Day in Music

    October 27, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1999 - </b>Tina Turner announces plans for her "final stadium tour," the "Millennium 2000 Twenty Four Seven" tour, at a Paris press conference.<br clear="none"/><br clear="none"/> 19 ...

  45. Multi-Network Broadcast To Benefit Katrina Victims

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Simon, Rod Stewart and the Dixie Chicks are among the artists that will perform during "Shelter From the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast" a live telethon to be U2, Alicia Keys, Garth Brooks, Paul Sim ...

  46. Music-Related Hurricane Relief Efforts Grow

    September 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Faith Hill and Aaron Neville have been added to tonight's (Sept. 2) "A Concert for Hurricane Relief," staged in New York by NBC Universal and featuring Tim McGraw, Wynton Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr Faith Hill and Aaron Neville have ...

  47. This Day in Music

    August 29, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Legendary rockabilly performer Charlie Feathers dies in a Memphis hospital, after suffering a massive stroke earlier in the week. He is 66. Feathers, who co-authored Elvis Presley's earl 2002 - Rapper Cam'ron (Cam ...

  48. TOP INDEPENDENT ALBUMS

    July 04, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 /bb/charts/indie_albums.jsp 1. "GHETTO BILL," MASTER P 2. "The Warrior's Code," Dropkick Murphys 3. "Vans Warped Tour 2005 Compilation," Various Artists 4. "The Silence In Black And White," Hawthorne Heig ...

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