1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. 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 ...

  16. 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 ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. 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 ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. 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 ...

  22. '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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. '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 ...

  25. '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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. 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 ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. Rick Ross, Pharrell Aiming for Top Spots on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 05, 2014 4:10 PM EST 0 0 0 Rick Ross is on course for his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. The rap king's just-released set, "Mastermind," may sell between 150,000 and 160,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 9 (so say industry for ...

  34. Rick Ross and Pharrell Aiming for Nos. 1 and 2 on Billboard 200 Chart

    March 05, 2014 3:42 PM EST Rick Ross is on course for his fifth No. 1 album on the Billboard 200. The rap king's just-released set, "Mastermind," may sell between 150,000 and 160,000 copies by the end of the tracking week on Sunday, March 9 (so say industry f ...

  35. Rick Ross 'Mastermind' Q&A + Billboard Photo Shoot Behind-The-Scenes

    Rick Ross 'Mastermind' Q&A + Billboard Photo Shoot Behind-The-Scenes

    February 28, 2014 12:27 PM EST 0 2 0 Rick Ross 'Mastermind' Q&A + Photo Shoot Behind-The-Scenes nobody , photo shoot , Billboard , Hip-Hop , No Games , photos , Rick Ross , The Devil is a Lie , Rap , interview Videos Rick Ross ...

  36. Fader Fort Preps 'Return To Firsts' For 13th Year During SXSW, Taps Mazda As Auto Partner

    February 20, 2014 12:54 PM EST Now entering its 13th year, the Fader Fort will return to Austin March 12-15, with a renewed emphasis on “firsts,” including return performances from artists who made their magazine-cover debut with “The Fader” to emerging acts who will play the F ...

  37. DJ Mustard: How the Producer's 'Ratchet' Revolution Became the Sound of 2014

    February 14, 2014 1:26 PM EST The DJ Mustard sound, like a Van Gogh painting or a good avocado, is easy to spot when you know what to look for. It's taut and spare, snappy and insistent. There are usually gruff chants in the background, like the song is a boozy party whe ...

  38. Ashanti Reveals 'Braveheart' Release Date & Track List

    February 10, 2014 4:35 PM EST 0 0 0 Ashanti's oft-delayed album, "Braveheart," will debut on March 4. The singer has unveiled the release date as well as the track list for the album. The 15-song effort, including Target exclusives, features guest appearances by French ...

  39. Rick Ross Reveals 'Mastermind' Track List

    February 08, 2014 3:48 PM EST Kanye West, Jay Z, The Weeknd to appear on rapper's sixth album Rick Ross' "Mastermind" finally has a track list. The rapper released the list of songs to be featured on his sixth studio album yesterday (Feb. 7), Pitchfork repor ...

  40. Rick Ross To Release Young Jeezy-Assisted Song, 'War Ready'; Reveals 'Mastermind' Album Cover

    January 24, 2014 6:20 PM EST Rick Ross is turning heads with his oft-delayed upcoming album, "Mastermind" (out March 4). A month after releasing his Jay Z-assisted single, "The Devil Is a Lie," the rapper unveils the album's cover artwork and teases an ...

  41. DJ Drama Joins Atlantic A&R Team

    January 08, 2014 9:56 AM EST 0 0 0 Hip-hop artist DJ Drama has joined the A&R staff at Atlantic Records. Based in Atlanta, he will oversee recording projects, sign new talent and contribute to the artist development process for existing talent on the Atlantic roster. In addition, ...

  42. DJ Drama Joins Atlantic A&R Team (Exclusive)

    January 08, 2014 9:00 AM EST Q4 Label Special: Atlantic's Julie Greenwald and Craig Kallman on Navigating 'the Xmas Bum-Rush' (Q&A) Coldplay, David Guetta Go To Atlantic Records; Radiohead & Pink Floyd Catalogs, Kylie Minogue, Damon Albarn To Warner Bro ...

  43. Morning Fix: Why Springsteen Previewed 'High Hopes' on CBS; Inside Alicia Keys' Troubled Blackberry Partnership; Depeche Mode Dominates Hot Tours

    January 03, 2014 8:45 AM EST Get the Morning Fix Delivered To Your Inbox HERE WHY BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN CHOSE 'THE GOOD WIFE' AND CBS.COM TO PREVIEW 'HIGH HOPES' (ANALYSIS) For the fifth album in a row, Columbia Records and Bruce Springsteen are turning to tel ...

  44. Rick Ross Sues LMFAO Over 'Everyday I'm Shufflin' Phrase

    January 02, 2014 6:00 PM EST The rapper says the "Party Rock Anthem" lyrics are an illegal "derivative" of his phrase, "Everyday I'm hustlin'," from his 2006 debut single. Shufflin' rhymes with hustlin', and now there's s ...

  45. Rick Ross Sues LMFAO Over 'Shufflin' Line

    January 02, 2014 6:00 PM EST 0 0 0 Shufflin' rhymes with hustlin', and now there's some legal fussin'. Hip-hop superstar Rick Ross, along with Jermaine Jackson, have filed a copyright infringement lawsuit against LMFAO, the Los Angeles-based electronic pop duo of ...

  46. Rick Ross Allowed to Keep Stage Name Under First Amendment

    December 30, 2013 8:33 PM EST 0 0 0 The rapper was challenged in court by drug kingpin "Freeway" Ricky Ross With a First Amendment bullet, hip-hop superstar Rick Ross has shot down a lawsuit from a former drug kingpin who ruled Los Angeles during the 1980s. That drug kingpin ...

  47. 'Freeway' Ricky Ross vs. Rick Ross: First Amendment Protects Hip Hop Persona

    December 30, 2013 12:09 PM EST An appeals court rules that Rick Ross partly based his likeness on a famous drug-dealer, but that he isn't an imposter. With a First Amendment bullet, hip hop superstar Rick Ross has shot down a lawsuit from a former drug kingpin who ruled Lo ...

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