1. The Juice Podcast 7/25/14: ScHoolboy Q Talks Touring, New Album & Bucket Hats vs. Panties

    July 25, 2014 12:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 ScHoolboy Q , in his comfy Footaction sweats, stops by Billboard's NYC office to guest on this week's episode of The Juice Podcast. Joined by co-hosts ItsTheReal 's Eric Rosenthal and Jeff Rosenthal, the four of us joke and talk about ...

  2. Chuck D Wants to 'Change the Face of Urban Radio' in Wake of Hot 97 'Fiasco'

    June 08, 2014 9:32 PM EDT "That shit is over," Chuck says of the liberal use of the n-word at Hot 97's Summer Jam. "If there was a festival and it was filled with anti-Semitic slurs... or racial slurs at anyone but black people, what do you think woul ...

  3. Hot 97 Co-Hosts Respond to Chuck D’s Harsh Criticism of Summer Jam

    June 06, 2014 9:16 PM EDT In a wide-ranging stream of tweets that began by calling Hot 97’s Summer Jam a “sloppy fiasco” on June 2 and has continued as recently as Thursday evening, Chuck D’s timeline has been scattered with the remnants of a conversation about hip-hop, so ...

  4. Chuck D Blasts Hot 97’s Summer Jam As ‘Sloppy Fiasco’ Of Hip Hop Culture

    June 04, 2014 6:17 AM EDT Chuck D is not a fan of Hot 97’s Summer Jam. The outspoken Public Enemy founder has slammed the annual concert as a “sloppy fiasco” of hip hop culture, and he’s dished some choice words for its parent New York radio station and for program directo ...

  5. Behind Hot 97's New VH1 Reality Show: ‘The More People See Our Faces, the More They’ll Turn On the Radio’

    March 19, 2014 11:02 AM EDT News of a new VH1 program focusing on Hot 97 seemed to come quickly. Contractual details were ironed out in late 2013 and filming of “This is Hot 97” began inside the New York City-based hip-hop radio station’s studios in January before an early ...

  6. Nicki Minaj Releases Remix to PTAF's 'Boss Ass Bitch': Listen

    December 30, 2013 5:29 PM EST 0 0 0 Before ringing in the New Year, Nicki Minaj treats fans with new rhymes. The rapper-singer remixes PTAF’s (Pretty Taking All Fades) song, "Boss Ass Bitch." The remix features Nicki Minaj lending her Barbz three rules behind being a " ...

  7. Nicki Minaj Will 'Focus On Rap' For Upcoming Album

    May 28, 2013 5:29 PM EDT Nicki Minaj is going to "focus on rap" for her third studio album. During an interview with Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg and Ebro Darden, the rapper said that instead of experimenting with pop music, as she did on her sophomore studio a ...

  8. Wale Releases 'Folarin' Mixtape, Talks Upcoming Go-Go Album

    December 26, 2012 2:35 PM EST 0 0 0 A year after releasing his sophomore album, "Ambition," Wale drops his mixtape, " Folarin ," on Christmas Eve (Dec. 24). The 21-track mixtape, hosted by DJ Clark Kent, features guest appearances by Rick Ross , 2 Chainz , newly si ...

  9. A Nicki Minaj Birthday Card, from Billboard.com

    December 08, 2012 1:25 PM EST 0 0 0 Happy 30th birthday, Nicki Minaj! Here's a look back at your awesome year. As Nicki Minaj celebrates her 30th birthday on Dec. 8, we take a moment to look back at her 29th year. Dear Nicki Minaj , It's been a whirlwind year for you. From t ...

  10. Chris Lighty Remembered By Larry Mestel, Diddy, Rev Run, 50 Cent, Russell Simmons, More

    August 30, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Veteran hip-hop manager and founder of Violator Management Chris Lighty passed away earlier today. One of the most influential managers in hip-hop music, Lighty worked with such luminaries as Q-Tip, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, Nas, Mobb Deep, Mariah ...

  11. Lil Wayne Explains Why He Pulled Nicki Minaj From Summer Jam

    June 18, 2012 5:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 Lil Wayne has explained why he decided to pull Nicki Minaj from performing at Hot 97's Summer Jam concert earlier this month. Lil Wayne broke his silence about the incident over the weekend, telling MTV News on Saturday that he honored Nicki Mi ...

  12. Nicki Minaj Calls Out 'B**ch-Ass S**t' in Summer Jam Pull-Out

    June 04, 2012 9:27 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj was a no-show at Hot 97's 19th annual Summer Jam in New Jersey on Sunday, a cancellation she explained in a heated debate with the station's Funkmaster Flex on Monday night. "Me and this girl been on the phone, arguing, fo ...

  13. Lauryn Hill Defends Nicki Minaj's Summer Jam Decision

    June 04, 2012 6:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite the slew of conflicts and not-so subtly deployed insults generated by Hot 97's Peter Rosenberg's comments of Nicki Minaj 's "Starships," it is nice to know that yesterday's (Sun., Jun 3) Summer Jam fostered at l ...

  14. Lauryn Hill, Nas, Young Jeezy Take Over 2012 Summer Jam

    June 04, 2012 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After Lil' Wayne Orders Nicki Minaj to Cancel Set, Nas Steps Up, With Hill's Help, at Hot 97 Fest Hip-hop beefs aren't new to Hot 97's Summer Jam. One of the most notorious feuds was ignited on the Summer Jam stage in 2001. Jay-Z ...

  15. Nicki Minaj Cancels Hot 97 Summer Jam Performance After DJ Diss

    June 04, 2012 7:54 AM EDT Nicki Minaj did not perform as scheduled at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012 at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Sunday (June 3), after a radio personality made a disparaging remark about the hip-hop superstar's latest hit single at the annu ...

  16. Nicki Minaj Scraps NYC Summer Jam Performance After DJ Diss

    June 03, 2012 9:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 Nicki Minaj did not perform as scheduled at Hot 97's Summer Jam 2012 at New Jersey's MetLife Stadium on Sunday (June 3), after a radio personality made a disparaging remark about the hip-hop superstar's latest hit single at the annual ...

  17. Jay-Z To Appear On 'Oprah,' Announces Free NYC Show Before MSG Concert

    September 08, 2009 4:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jay-Z is having a busy day. The Brooklyn-born rapper today (Sept. 8) released his eleventh studio album, "The Blueprint 3," announced a fall tour of college basketball arenas and continued promoting his charity concert at New York's M ...