1. 50 Cent Files Lawsuit Claiming Rick Ross is Responsible for Sex Tape

    May 22, 2015 7:44 PM EDT 0 0 0 Curtis " 50 Cent " Jackson is claiming he was not responsible for leaking a sex tape in 2009 featuring the mother of Rick Ross ' child. With a new lawsuit against Ross, he states, it was actually the Maybach Music boss w ho leaked it ...

  2. Billboard Cover: Jason Derulo on Fitness Fanaticism, His Post-Jordin Sparks Love Life and All-Star-Filled New Album

    May 22, 2015 9:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 "Warm lava cake with vanilla ice cream,” says Jason Derulo . “That shit is unbelievable.” For a man as obsessed with staying fit as he is with making hits -- the 25-year-old is on the verge of scoring his 11th million-selling single, according ...

  3. Album Review: Ludacris' 'Ludaversal' Is His Moodiest Yet

    March 31, 2015 12:25 PM EDT For years, Ludacris has stood at the convergence of two implacably divided camps: hip-hop fundamentalists and casual, neophyte listeners. His flow is ideally suited to rowdy club pleasers, but he's a man of formidable substance, calling the ...

  4. Rick Ross vs. LMFAO: Rapper's Camp Doesn't Want Redfoo Leading Settlement Talks

    February 11, 2015 9:42 PM EST 0 0 0 Ross' lawyer says it's 'disturbing' that Stefan Gordy wants to take over mediation in the dispute over 'Party Rock Anthem.' How many entertainers believe themselves capable of negotiating the resolution of a thorny lega ...

  5. Rick Ross: The 2015 GRAMMYs Red Carpet

    Rick Ross: The 2015 GRAMMYs Red Carpet

    February 08, 2015 10:19 PM EST 0 0 0 Rick Ross: The 2015 GRAMMYs Red Carpet music , Grammys , Rick Ross , interview , 2015 , red carpet , Billboard , Q&A , arrivals , Awards Videos Rick Ross ...

  6. Iggy Azalea & Sam Smith Lead 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards Nominations

    February 04, 2015 8:40 AM EST 0 0 0 With five nominations each, Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are the early leaders heading into the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, nominations for which were announced Wednesday. Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are close behind with four nods each. On the n ...

  7. Rick Ross References Suge Knight Hit & Run on 'IDFWU' Remix

    February 02, 2015 5:23 PM EST 0 0 0 Rick Ross is no stranger to a controversial rhyme. On a remix of Big Sean 's "I Don't F--- With You," Ross throws in a line about Suge Knight's recent murder arrest. "Suge Knight with a bitch, hit-and-run," he raps ...

  8. Billboard 200 Chart Moves: J. Cole's Trio of No. 1 Albums Puts Him in Elite Hip-Hop Company

    December 19, 2014 9:49 PM EST J. Cole is one of six rap acts to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with their first three full-length studio albums On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart, J. Cole 's 2014 Forest Hills Drive debuted at No. 1 , his third consecutive album to r ...

  9. J. Cole Aiming for Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200 Chart

    December 10, 2014 9:07 PM EST Rapper J. Cole is heading for his third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with his new release 2014 Forest Hills Drive . Industry forecasters suggest the album -- which was released Dec. 9 through Roc Nation/Columbia Records -- could sell ...

  10. Taylor Swift's '1989' Returns to No. 1 on Revamped Billboard 200

    December 03, 2014 11:24 AM EST .779 k 39 0 The chart now includes on-demand streaming and digital track sales. The newly refreshed Billboard 200 albums chart welcomes a familiar face back to No. 1, as Taylor Swift's 1989 hops back to the top slot (2-1) after a one-week vacati ...

  11. Timbaland Previews Tink's 'Movin' Bass,' Feat. Jay Z & Rick Ross: Listen

    November 19, 2014 3:48 PM EST You know an artist has what it takes when he or she can hold their own against greats. That's the case with Tink . Tink Talks Chicago Rap Scene & Female Rappers; Premieres 'All That' On the original version of "Movin' ...

  12. 15 Musician Sex-Tape Scandals, From Tommy Lee to Usher

    November 13, 2014 2:54 PM EST News got out Wednesday that a sex tape featuring Usher and ex-wife Tameka Raymond was stolen and being shopped around, and the  singer's legal team is hot on the case .  Usher Hunting Down Stolen Sex Tape Like the rumors of an Iggy Azalea sex ...

  13. Listen to Rick Ross & Jay Z's Hustler Anthem, 'Moving Bass'

    November 11, 2014 9:24 PM EST With Rick Ross ' new album Hood Billionaire due out in two weeks (Nov. 24), the Maybach Music Group boss has released his new set's most anticipated track -- a heavy hitting team up with Jay Z called "Moving Bass." Rick Ross Te ...

  14. Stream T.I.'s 'Paperwork' Album Now

    October 14, 2014 5:03 PM EDT T.I. is a rapper with impressive longevity. Trap Muzik was his first release to go platinum, more than a decade ago. Many of his peers who came up around the same time enjoyed a brief moment in the spotlight -- Lil' Flip , Chamillionaire , Mi ...

  15. Rick Ross Releases 'Elvis Presley Blvd' Single, Announces 'Hood Billionaire' Album

    September 15, 2014 5:18 PM EDT Rick Ross delivered the first taste of his forthcoming album, Hood Billionaire , with his first single, "Elvis Presley Blvd." In the NSFW music video, the rapper posts up on his Cadillac, while an on-screen couple, disguised as the legend ...

  16. Exclusive Premiere: King Tuff's 'Danger in the Dark'

    September 03, 2014 11:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Ahoy, Tuffy! King Tuff , that is: the Vermont garage-rocker has released his new single, "Danger in the Dark," created for rum giant Captain Morgan 's new advertising campaign, the Tavern Series. Kendrick Lamar-Inspired Short Film to ...

  17. Hip-Hop Moves As Strong Force for Michael Brown

    August 30, 2014 2:17 PM EDT Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Mo., in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out against ...

  18. The Game Assembles All-Star Hip-Hop Crew for Michael Brown Tribute, 'Don't Shoot'

    August 27, 2014 7:31 PM EDT 0 0 0 In the wake of the killing of the unarmed black teenager Mike Brown at the hand of a white police officer and the civil unrest that's followed in the town of Ferguson, Mo. we've seen an outpouring of engagement from musicians voicing their ...

  19. Chris Brown’s ‘X’ Track List: Kendrick Lamar, R. Kelly, Trey Songz & More

    August 24, 2014 3:38 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown's new album will be released on Sept. 16 through RCA. Chris Brown’s long-delayed sixth album, X , will feature guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar , R. Kelly , Trey Songz , Akon and Brandy , among others. Brown has already release ...

  20. Chris Brown Ignites 'New Flame' Video With Help From Usher, Rick Ross

    August 14, 2014 8:00 PM EDT After announcing a Sept. 16 release date for his oft-delayed X album on Wednesday, Chris Brown followed up Thursday by teasing a tour with Trey Songs this fall and dropped the video for his single "New Flame" featuring Usher and Rick Ross ...

  21. Exclusive: DJ Mustard Talks Making of '10 Summers' Album & Chart Success

    August 11, 2014 1:30 PM EDT 's most bankable hitmaker is releasing his debut album on Google Play -- for free. DJ Mustard moved into his first "I made it" house two weeks ago in Los Angeles -- the kind with its own basketball court, pool and studio for him ...

  22. Rick Ross Offers Words of Support After Meek Mill’s Jail Sentence

    July 13, 2014 12:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Maybach Music Group head honcho Rick Ross has assured fans that Meek Mill’s sophomore album, "Dreams Worth More Than Money," is still coming despite Mill’s recent jail sentencing. The album is currently set for release on Sept. 9. The Juic ...

  23. The Beef: Meek Mill Blasts Wale On Twitter, Wale Responds

    July 08, 2014 3:13 PM EDT There seems to be tension in the Maybach Music Group camp. Meek Mill took to Twitter today (July 8) to throw shots at Wale for not supporting him by promoting his upcoming album, "Dreams Worth More Than Money." "Wale just ain't ...

  24. 14th Annual BET Awards Draws 7.9 Million Viewers

    July 01, 2014 4:57 PM EDT Network’s second annual BET Experience at L.A. Live fan fest posts 10 percent attendee boost. According to figures released by BET Networks, its annual BET Awards drew 7.9 million total viewers, up from 2013’s 7.6 million. Propelling viewership of ...

  25. Chris Brown Lights a 'New Flame' With Usher, Rick Ross: Listen

    June 29, 2014 9:36 PM EDT 5 2 0 Fresh off the stage at the BET Awards Sunday night, where he performed his hit single “Loyal” for the first time on a huge stage since being released from jail, minutes later Chris Brown dropped a hot new single called "New Flame" featurin ...

  26. Rick Ross 'Prevented And Threatened' From Performing At Hot 107.5 Summer Jamz: Report

    June 23, 2014 1:58 PM EDT Rick Ross was reportedly denied entry to Detroit's Hot 107.5's Summer Jamz concert on Saturday (June 21), where he was scheduled to perform. When he approached the Chene Park Amphitheater, Hot 107.5's program director Jay Hicks says ...

  27. Tech N9ne & Atmosphere Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    May 15, 2014 6:36 PM EDT 0 0 0 Kansas City, Mo. rapper Tech N9ne scores his second Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums No. 1 as the fifth installment of his Tech N9ne Collabos series, "Strangeulation," opens with 36,000, according to Nielsen SoundScan. His first chart-topper, th ...

  28. Mac Miller on New Mixtape 'Faces': 'Don’t Tell My Mama I Got a Drug Problem'

    May 11, 2014 5:58 PM EDT 0 0 0 Mac Miller may not always keep it mom-friendly but there are surely a few out there stoked the Pittsburg rapper opted to drop a new mixtape on their special holiday.  Miller’s 24-track “Faces” includes features from the likes of ScHoolboy Q, Sir Mic ...

  29. Rick Ross Releases Lil Wayne-Assisted 'Thug Cry' Video: Watch

    May 05, 2014 4:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rick Ross and Lil Wayne team up for the video to the Bawse's latest "Mastermind" single, "Thug Cry." The video follows a prisoner, played by actor Wood Harris, as he steps out of jail after serving time. Flashbacks reveas Ha ...

  30. Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne Walk Floyd Mayweather to the Boxing Ring In Las Vegas

    May 04, 2014 12:10 PM EDT How does undefeated boxing champ Floyd Mayweather prepare for a fight these days? By palling around with Justin Bieber and Lil Wayne just minutes before stepping into the ring, apparently. ♛ pic.twitter.com/H7YJwOzb2z — Justin Bieber (@justinbieb ...

  31. Floyd Mayweather Escorted by Rick Ross and 2 Chainz During Fight Weigh-In: Watch

    May 03, 2014 3:46 PM EDT Boxing champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. was escorted by heavyweight rappers Rick Ross and 2 Chainz during his weigh-in on Friday (May 2) for the boxer’s Saturday night title fight with Marcos Maidana at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Thank you @2c ...

  32. Chris Brown & Friends Charge Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

    April 03, 2014 5:48 PM EDT 0 0 0 Chris Brown's "Loyal" reaches a new peak on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs, jumping 10-6 while taking home the chart's Digital and Streaming Gainer awards. With the third -- and seemingly final version -- of the song (featuring Lil Wa ...

  33. Sean Combs Back to Puff Daddy With Upcoming Album

    March 24, 2014 8:19 PM EDT 0 0 0 Puff Daddy -- the name, in addition to the rapper -- is returning to music. Sean Combs, who for the last near-decade has gone by Diddy for his stage name, announced the change today, Radio.com reports -- oh, and there's a new album involved, to ...

  34. Aloe Blacc, Young Money Debut on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums

    March 20, 2014 6:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 Though Rick Ross' "Mastermind" holds onto the No. 1 spot on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 49,000 copies (a 73% drop, according to Nielsen SoundScan), top 10 debuts from Aloe Blacc, Young Money and Ledisi make it a busy week on the l ...

  35. 'Frozen' Returns To No. 1 on Billboard 200 For Sixth Week

    March 19, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Spring is just around the corner, but don't tell the "Frozen" soundtrack. The wintry Disney album returns to No. 1 on the Billboard 200, selling 99,000 copies in the week ending March 16 (down less than 1 percent), according to Niel ...

  36. Big Albums, But No Big Hot 100 Hits

    March 14, 2014 8:11 PM EDT New Billboard 200 leader Rick Ross is among artists who repeatedly dominate the chart despite having not landed a top 10 Hot 100 hit With the arrival of "Mastermind" atop the Billboard 200 chart , Rick Ross continues his streak of earnin ...

  37. 'Frozen' Vs. Luke Bryan for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 14, 2014 7:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 Bryan's "Spring Break" EP could hit No. 1, unless "Frozen" returns for its sixth nonconsecutive week at the top Industry sources forecast a battle of the seasons for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The "Froz ...

  38. 'Frozen' vs. Luke Bryan for No. 1 on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 14, 2014 6:59 PM EDT There may be a battle of the seasons for No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart next week. The "Frozen" soundtrack could bring a wintry chill back to No. 1, though Luke Bryan's "Spring Break 6… Like We Ain't Ever" EP is als ...

  39. Chart Moves: Thirty Seconds to Mars Makes Post-Oscar Gain, Von Trapp Singers Debut on Billboard 200

    March 14, 2014 10:15 AM EDT This week on the Billboard 200 albums chart, Rick Ross claimed his fifth No. 1 album , while Pharrell Williams bowed at No. 2 with his second album, "G I R L." Outside the top 10, there were a number of movers and shakers. Let's tak ...

  40. Rick Ross is Boss on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, Iggy Azalea's 'Fancy' Debuts

    March 13, 2014 8:14 PM EDT Despite an underperforming first single and a back-to-the-drawing-board delay, Rick Ross' "Mastermind" beats out Pharrell's "G I R L" to open atop the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums with 179,000 copies s ...

  41. Rick Ross Rules With Fifth No. 1 Album On Billboard 200

    March 12, 2014 11:00 AM EDT Rapper Rick Ross collects his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200, as "Mastermind" arrives atop the list. The set sold 179,000 copies in the week ending March 9, according to Nielsen SoundScan. Rick Ross, Pharrell Aiming for Top Spot ...

  42. Pharrell Williams’ ‘G I R L’ Grabs Top Spot in U.K.

    March 10, 2014 6:18 AM EDT 0 0 0 Pharrell Williams has followed the million-selling U.K. success of his “Happy” single with a No. 1 debut for his “G I R L” album (Columbia/Sony). Sunday's (March 9) new Official Charts Company sales data also saw London DJ-producer Route 94 go ...

  43. Pharrell Williams Bows At No. 1 in Britain With ‘G I R L’

    March 10, 2014 6:03 AM EDT Pharrell Williams has followed the million-selling U.K. success of his “Happy” single with a No. 1 debut for his “G I R L” album (Columbia/Sony). Sunday's (March 9) new Official Charts Company sales data also saw London DJ-producer Route 94 g ...

  44. Lea Michele's Debut Album Aiming for Top 10

    March 07, 2014 7:21 PM EST 0 0 0 "Louder" could debut within the top five with 50,000 to 60,000 in sales "Glee" star Lea Michele is heading for the top 10 of the Billboard 200 albums chart. Industry sources forecast the actress/singer's debut set, "Lou ...

  45. Kanye West & Big Sean Team With Rick Ross For ‘Arsenio Hall Show’ Surprise: Watch

    March 07, 2014 12:20 AM EST 0 2 0 Arsenio Hall is leaving nothing to chance on his comeback to late-night television.  On Thursday night, "The Arsenio Hall Show" got a serious hip hop injection when Kanye West and Big Sean dropped by to assist Rick Ross on “Sanctified”.  I ...

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