1. All He Does is Win: DJ Khaled's 10 Best Club Anthems

    August 07, 2017 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 After 10 studio albums, DJ Khaled’s larger-than-life optimism is as prominent as his platinum-selling catalog. The turntable phenomenon is one of the sharpest businessmen in the industry, and has maintained consistent club bangers for over a decade. ...

  2. Listen to A$AP Ferg's Star-Studded Remix for 'East Coast'

    August 03, 2017 12:04 PM EDT 0 0 0 A$AP Mob  are prepping to make a thunderous splash this month with their flurry of releases. With A$AP Twelvvy set to unveil his debut album 12 on Friday (Aug. 4), his fellow teammate, A$AP Ferg , released his star-studded remix for his track " ...

  3. Rick Ross Says Comments on Female Rappers Are 'Not a Reflection' of His Beliefs

    July 27, 2017 6:33 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I hope to use my mistake, my platform and the community to create positive discussion to implement change on a very important issue." Rick Ross is asserting his recent comments explaining why he has never signed a female rapper to his May ...

  4. The-Dream & Roc Nation's Lenny S Talk New VH1 Show 'SIGNED' & the Importance of Record Labels

    July 26, 2017 12:02 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Wednesday night (July 26), Rick Ross , The-Dream and Roc Nation's senior vice president of A&R/artist management, Lenny S, will premiere their new show SIGNED on VH1 at 9 p.m. EST. SIGNED will serve as a music competition between aspirin ...

  5. Rick Ross on Why He's Never Signed a Woman to MMG: 'I Would End Up F---ing a Female Rapper'

    July 25, 2017 6:01 PM EDT 0 0 0 Despite emerging as a prominent CEO with Maybach Music Group, Rick Ross has yet to reel in any female MCs to his record label. During an interview with The Breakfast Club earlier this week, Ross candidly broke down his reasoning behind not signing f ...

  6. Rick Ross Talks New Show 'Signed' & Past Artists Who Got Away

    July 19, 2017 7:42 PM EDT 0 0 3 Also, how he's open to another Drake collaboration and JAY-Z's best advice. Just ask Rick Ross  and he'll tell you, it's hard for a boss to remain dormant. After releasing his ninth album, Rather You Than Me , last March, Ross ha ...

  7. 4 Ways Drake Can Make Another Classic Album With Potential 'Take Care 2'

    July 18, 2017 3:46 PM EDT 0 0 0 Even though Drake never uttered the words "Take Care 2" on Monday night, he set social media ablaze after posting cryptic pictures reminiscent of his 2011 album cover. With his signature curls beginning to sprout again, Drake loyalists sal ...

  8. Artists React to the Death of Fresh Kid Ice

    July 13, 2017 11:24 AM EDT 0 0 0 On Thursday (July 13) it was confirmed that 2 Live Crew rapper Fresh Kid Ice died at the age of 53. Following the news that the Miami-based rapper -- born Chris Wong Won -- had passed, a number of fans, supporters, and artists took to social media t ...

  9. VH1 Slates Premiere of 'SIGNED' With Rick Ross, The-Dream, Lenny S & More: Exclusive

    July 11, 2017 9:38 AM EDT 0 0 0 SIGNED , VH1’s new music competition show featuring Rick Ross , The-Dream and Roc Nation senior VP of A&R/artist management Lenny S, will premiere on July 26 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Comprised of eight hour-long episodes, the series shadows the trio of ...

  10. Trae Tha Truth Recruits All-Star Lineup for 'I'm On 3.0': Premiere

    June 22, 2017 12:00 PM EDT 0 0 0 In 2011, Trae Tha Truth  assembled a formidable rap crew with his star-studded single "I'm On" featuring Wiz Khalifa, Lupe Fiasco, Big Boi, Wale, and MDMA. After upping the ante with the remix "I'm On 2.0" in 2012 (whic ...

  11. Rick Ross, Marshmello & More Join Hot 100 Music Festival Lineup

    June 15, 2017 8:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rick Ross and Marshmello are the latest performers announced to join Billboard's 2017 Hot 100 Music Festival, which will be held Aug. 19-20 at Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater outside New York City.  They join special guest Demi Lovato, ...

  12. Rick Ross Still Doesn't Seem Happy With Birdman in 'Idols Become Rivals' Video

    June 14, 2017 1:49 PM EDT 0 0 0 In March, Rick Ross '  Rather You Than Me  cut "Idols Become Rivals" caused a stir when the MMG boss detailed his rocky relationship with Birdman, accusing the Cash Money Records founder of doing Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled dirty, while a ...

  13. DJ Sliink Jacks Up the Jersey on Rick Ross and Skrillex' 'Purple Lamborghini': Listen

    June 06, 2017 2:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 It's hard to improve on perfection, and surely, if there's ever been an electric darkness meaner and cleaner than Rick Ross and Skrillex ' massive collab “Purple Lamborghini" -- as found on the Suicide Squad official soundtrack - ...

  14. Wale on Fatherhood, His Rap Legacy & Fifth Studio Effort 'Shine': 'Nobody Can Tell Me I Made a Bad Album'

    May 09, 2017 9:41 AM EDT 0 0 1 After torching Atlanta and Raleigh with fiery performances for his Shine tour, Wale is brimming with confidence. Instead of recharging on his day off, the 32-year-old rapper born Olubowale Victor Akintimehin was fulfilling press obligations -- inclu ...

  15. Watch A$AP Ferg & Remy Ma Rep New York in 'East Coast' Video

    May 02, 2017 10:04 AM EDT 0 0 0 Before taking his talents on the road for Future's Nobody Safe Tour, A$AP Ferg unleashed his star-studded video for the Remy Ma  collaboration "East Coast."  Standing on a circular platform, the Harlem-bred star cooks up hard-hitting ...

  16. Rick Ross, Wale & Young Thug Deliver Hype Performance of 'Trap, Trap, Trap' on 'The Tonight Show'

    April 27, 2017 11:12 AM EDT 0 0 0 A month after dropping his  Rather Than You Than Me album,  Rick Ross kept the momentum going on Wednesday night (Apr. 26) by teaming up with Wale and Young Thug for a high-octane performance of "Trap, Trap, Trap" on The Tonight Show Starr ...

  17. Snoop Dogg, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross & More Rappers Become Fixtures on the Food Scene

    April 06, 2017 8:55 PM EDT 0 0 0 Snoop Dogg furiously stirred flour into a creamy bechamel sauce, a whisk in one hand and a microphone in the other during a cooking demonstration with chef Guy Fieri. He tossed herbs into the mac and cheese and spicy wing dishes with the dramatic fl ...

  18. Rick Ross Strikes Plea Deal in Felony Kidnapping & Assault Case: Report

    April 04, 2017 9:53 PM EDT 0 0 0 Rick Ross has reportedly struck a plea deal in a legal case over aggravated assault, aggravated battery and kidnapping charges from 2015 when he allegedly beat and pistol-whipped a former employee. TMZ reports the rapper pleaded no contest to one co ...

  19. Meek Mill Previews Three New Songs on Instagram

    April 04, 2017 10:14 AM EDT 0 0 0 Since the release of his 2016 effort Dreamchasers 4 , Meek Mill has been very productive in the studio. Over the weekend, the MMG star previewed three new songs on his Instagram, including one with Rick Ross .  "Put my heart and my soul into th ...

  20. YFN Lucci Pays Homage to His Fallen Mentor on New EP 'Long Live Nut': Premiere

    April 03, 2017 11:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 Atlanta's rising rap star YFN Lucci premieres his new EP  Long Live Nut on Billboard today (April 3). For his latest offering, Lucci pays homage to his fallen friend and mentor, Nut, who was instrumental in creating a path for him in the music ...

  21. Rick Ross Bows at No. 2 on Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart, Earns 45th Hot 100 Hit

    March 29, 2017 6:15 PM EDT 0 0 0 Also: Travis Scott & Big Sean each earn new airplay No. 1s. Rick Ross arrives at No. 2 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart (dated April 8) with his latest set, Rather You Than Me, earning 106,000 equivalent album units in the week ending Mar ...

  22. Rick Ross on Why He Dissed Birdman: 'It Was Time for Somebody to Let Homie Know That Ain't Gangsta'

    March 29, 2017 4:11 PM EDT 0 0 0 Just under two weeks ago,  Rick Ross  released his ninth studio album  Rather You Than Me , which was most notable for including “Idols Become Rivals,” an unambiguous and pointed diss track directed at former friend and Cash Money head  Birdman . Yo ...

  23. Rick Ross Plotting Movie With Gucci Mane

    March 27, 2017 10:39 AM EDT 0 0 0 Beyond securing the No. 2 spot on the Billboard 200 with his ninth album  Rather You Than Me , Rick Ross is also taking his talents to the big-screen for an upcoming movie with Gucci Mane . While in Atlanta for V-103 Live Pop Up concert (March 25), ...

  24. Rick Ross Appears in Court for Kidnapping & Assault Case

    March 24, 2017 3:39 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Friday (March 24), Rick Ross appeared in a Fayette County courtroom in Georgia for a kidnapping and assault case stemming from an incident in 2015.  According to  WSB-TV , Ross testified and pleaded his innocence in front of Judge Fletcher Sams, ...

  25. Rick Ross Announces 10th Album 'Port of Miami 2: Born to Kill'

    March 21, 2017 4:03 PM EDT 0 0 0 As fans continue to digest Rick Ross ' ninth album Rather You Than Me , the Miami rapper is already piecing together his next release. During an interview with  Papa Keith at 103.5 The Beat , Ross unveiled the title for his 10th album: Port of ...

  26. Rick Ross Talks 'Rather You Than Me,' Weighs In on Birdman, DJ Khaled, Donald Trump & More

    March 20, 2017 1:06 PM EDT 0 0 0 The MMG Bawse opens up about his ninth studio album, his issues with Birdman and Donald Trump and mediating the Drake-Meek Mill feud. At the start of 2017, Rick Ross celebrated the five-year anniversary of his mixtape  Rich Forever , considered by m ...

  27. Rick Ross, Jidenna & Desiigner Don't Think Snoop Dogg Should Apologize to Donald Trump for 'Lavender' Video

    March 17, 2017 7:29 PM EDT "I thought it was bold, I thought it was audacious, I thought it made a very, very clear statement," said Jidenna. President Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen may think Snoop Dogg owes the POTUS an apology over his "Lavender&q ...

  28. Jidenna, Rick Ross & Desiigner on Whether Snoop Dogg Should Apologize to Trump | Billboard News

    Jidenna, Rick Ross & Desiigner on Whether Snoop Dogg Should Apologize to Trump | Billboard News

    March 17, 2017 5:10 PM EDT 0 0 0 Jidenna, Rick Ross and Desiigner weigh in on whether Snoop Dogg should apologize for poking fun at President Donald Trump in his music video for "Lavender." 2017 , president , jidenna , SXSW conferences , SXSW 2017 , Billboard , Music News ...

  29. Birdman on Rick Ross, Others' Claims of Missing Cash Money Payments: 'Numbers Don't Lie'

    March 17, 2017 1:25 PM EDT 0 0 0 "I'm a man and I stand my ground and I do my thing." Rick Ross ' ninth studio album, Rather You Than Me , was released today (March 17) via Epic Records with high-profile collaborations with Nas , Jeezy , Future , Gucci Mane and ...

  30. Rick Ross Shares Star-Studded New Album 'Rather You Than Me': Listen

    March 17, 2017 12:32 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rick Ross is right back with Rather You Than Me , his ninth studio album. The four-time Grammy-nominated hip-hop star’s guest-stacked new album arrived at midnight and includes “I Think She Like Me,” featuring Ty Dolla $ign , the first official sing ...

  31. From Telling Meek Not to Trust Nicki to Calling Out Birdman, 10 Eyebrow-Raising Lines From Rick Ross' 'Rather You Than Me' Album

    March 16, 2017 5:32 PM EDT 0 0 0 On his ninth album  Rather You Than Me , Rick Ross throws in his usual "BAWSE" drops and rhymes about his Maybach Music empire but there are several lines worth a rewind.  Whether it's his revealing record "Idols Become Rivals&qu ...

  32. Lil Wayne Thanks Rick Ross Following Birdman-Referencing 'Idols Become Rivals' Leak

    March 16, 2017 4:45 PM EDT 0 0 0 On Thursday (March 16), Rick Ross left an indelible mark on Lil Wayne after the Maybach Music boss posted a heartfelt message on Instagram regarding the Young Money star following the leak of the Rather You Than Me  cut "Idols Become Rivals.&qu ...

  33. Rick Ross Details Rocky Relationship With Birdman, Asks Him to Pay All Producers on 'Idols Become Rivals'

    March 16, 2017 12:20 PM EDT 0 0 0 With Rick Ross ' ninth album  Rather You Than Me  making its debut tomorrow (March 17), one track is making the rounds on the Internet thanks to leaks from the international releases.  On "Idols Become Rivals," the MMG Bawse taps come ...

  34. Rick Ross Delivers Star-Studded Track 'Dead Presidents' Feat. Future, Jeezy & Yo Gotti: Listen

    March 15, 2017 10:56 AM EDT 0 0 0 With Rick Ross ' Rather You Than Me release date looming, the Maybach Music general is unleashing a myriad of tracks to build anticipation for his new album. On Wednesday (March 15), Rozay released a star-studded new song, "Dead Presidents ...

  35. Rick Ross Recruits Gucci Mane for 'She On My D--k'

    March 13, 2017 10:52 AM EDT 0 0 0 Rick Ross is bringing nothing but heat to his forthcoming ninth album  Rather You Than Me.  After recruiting Young Thug and MMG's own Wale for "Trap Trap Trap," Rozay returns with "She On My D--k" featuring Gucci Mane . On t ...

  36. Rick Ross Unveils 'Rather You Than Me' Track List, Drops New Single 'Trap Trap Trap'

    March 09, 2017 4:35 PM EST 0 0 3 Building up hype for the March 17 release of his ninth studio LP,  Rather You Than Me , Rick Ross tweeted the project's official track list on Thursday (March 9). The album features a star-studded roster including Future , Meek Mill  and  Nas . ...

  37. Diddy, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes & More Remember The Notorious B.I.G. On His 20th Death Anniversary

    March 09, 2017 10:12 AM EST 0 0 0 With Thursday (March 9) marking the 20th death anniversary of hip-hop great  The Notorious B.I.G ., many notable artists paid homage to the late Brooklyn MC, who passed away at 24 years old.  From seasoned veterans such as  Diddy , Rick Ross , and B ...

  38. Rick Ross, D.R.A.M., Lil Yachty, Desiigner & More Performing at 2017 MTV Woodies

    March 09, 2017 10:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Jidenna, Khalid and Starley will also take the stage at the event. Rick Ross , D.R.A.M. , Lil Yachty , Desiigner , Jidenna , Khalid  and  Starley  will all perform at this year's MTV Woodies on March 16 in Austin, Texas.  Ross will also host th ...

  39. R.I.P. B.I.G.: Lyrical Tributes to Biggie Smalls

    March 08, 2017 5:07 PM EST 0 0 2 Twenty years ago today on March 9, 1997, the world lost one of the greatest rappers of all time in The Notorious B.I.G. Though he died at the almost impossibly young age of 24, the MC who came live from Bedford-Stuyvesant left a lasting mark on the ...

  40. Martha Stewart Debuts Rick Ross' 'Rather You Than Me' Cover Art

    March 08, 2017 4:18 PM EST 0 0 0 Rewind to last November when Rick Ross stopped by VH1's  Martha & Snoop  and made it obvious that he was crushing hard on Martha Stewart. After gifting her a blingy cheese-grater chain and Stewart feeding Rozay a spoonful of "secret sa ...

  41. SXSW Performance Lineup Announced for Mazda Studio at Empire: Rick Ross, Mastodon, Lil Yachty & More

    March 07, 2017 2:21 PM EST 0 0 3 SPIN, VIBE, and Stereogum will team up with Mazda at SXSW to bring one of the hottest music experiences to Austin. Dubbed the Mazda Studio at Empire , the venue will take on the look of an art and innovation center by day with afternoon concerts, wh ...

  42. Rick Ross to Host 2017 MTV Woodies, Talks Upcoming Ninth Album: Exclusive

    February 23, 2017 9:37 AM EST 0 0 0 Rick Ross will host the 2017 edition of the MTV Woodies at SXSW this March, and spills details on his next album 'Rather You Than Me.' It's been 11 years since Rick Ross broke out onto the hip-hop world as a solo artist with "Hus ...

  43. Rick Ross Unveils Release Date For 'Rather You Than Me' With Help From Chris Rock

    February 15, 2017 10:46 AM EST 0 0 0 Rick Ross announced on Twitter early Wednesday morning (Feb. 15) that his ninth studio album,  Rather You Than Me , will be released March 17.  Powered by his Ty Dolla $ign-assisted single "I Think She Like Me,"  the MMG Bawse is gearing u ...

  44. Meek Mill Proves He's Still a Boss at Star-Studded Philadelphia Concert

    February 11, 2017 6:00 PM EST 0 0 6 On Friday (Feb. 10), Meek Mill took over his native Philadelphia for his star-studded Meek Mill & Friends Concert featuring DMX , Rick Ross , T.I ., Y.G . & more.  With the Wells Fargo Center serving as Meek's playing field, the Maybach ...

  45. Exclusive First Listen: Lupe Fiasco's 'Drogas Light' | Billboard News

    Exclusive First Listen: Lupe Fiasco's 'Drogas Light' | Billboard News

    February 09, 2017 2:01 PM EST 0 0 0 Lupe Fiasco exclusively released the first blast in a trilogy of albums, 'Drogas Light', on Billboard, featuring Rick Ross, Big K.R.I.T., and Ty Dolla $ign to name a few. 2017 , music , Gizzle , Billboard , drogas , drogas light , Music Ne ...

  46. Rick Ross Spreads the Wealth on New Track 'Summer '17'

    February 09, 2017 10:47 AM EST 0 0 0 Rick Ross  creates an audible vision board on his latest track "Summer '17," which the rapper released Wednesday night (Feb. 8) on SoundCloud. On the hard-htting Beat Billionaire-produced cut, the Maybach Music Group boss spits, " ...

  47. Lupe Fiasco Gets Energized on New Album 'Drogas Light': Exclusive First Listen

    February 09, 2017 9:00 AM EST 0 0 0 It’s lit! Lupe Fiasco has flicked the switch on Drogas Light (1st & 15th Productions/Thirty Tigers), and Billboard has the exclusive stream right here.  Drogas Light represents a new beginning for Fiasco. And the beginning of the end.  It’s the ...

  48. Cool & Dre on Crafting Fat Joe & Remy Ma's Grammy-Nominated 'All the Way Up,' Working With Lil Wayne

    January 31, 2017 5:02 PM EST 0 0 0 For Marcello "Cool" Valenzano and Andre "Dre" Lyon, music reigns supreme. The production duo's voracious appetite for success began in Lyon’s mother’s garage, where they crafted bangers for a young Rick Ross in their native  ...

  49. Rick Ross Throws a Lavish Masquerade Party in 'I Think She Likes Me' Video With Ty Dolla $ign: Watch

    January 27, 2017 1:48 PM EST 0 0 0 Ahead of the release of his ninth album Rather You Than Me , Rick Ross releases his lavish new video "I Think She Like Me" featuring Ty Dolla $ign .  Known for his opulent raps, Rozay showcases his high-end lifestyle with Taylor Gang' ...

  50. Tracy T Taps Pusha T & Rick Ross for 'Choices': Premiere

    January 27, 2017 10:58 AM EST 0 0 0 Rapper Tracy T weighs his options on the hard-hitting cut "Choices," featuring Pusha T and Rick Ross , which serves as the lead single off the MMG affiliate's forthcoming  Millionaire Nightmares  project.  After teaming with Meek Mill ...

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